Knockanure Notes – 24th April, 2011

SAFE Travelling to all who visited us during Easter.

The Easter ceremonies were well attended, Good Friday evening stations was poorly attended, but many came to the Church during the day to do their own stations. There was a full church in Knockanure for Easter Sunday morning, the choir, school musicians and Miss Moore on the organ added greatly to the occasion. Thanks to Fr Lucid, first Communion children, their parents and sacristan who put much work and time in preparing church events. You can hear the choir on you tube at Knockanurelocal.

POETRY: Dan Keane Primary Schools Poetry Competition closing date for entries May 6th, more information from 068 21074.

GABRIEL  Fitzmaurice’s New Book, “Poems of Faith and Doubt”,will be launched by the Minister of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, in the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Saturday 7th May at 9pm

CHIROPODIST will attend Marian Hall on Thursday 28th at 2pm, for appointment ring Eileen Quinn at 068 49472.

EXERCISE: Mature Movers/Keep Fit, Starting at Knockanure Community Centre on Tuesday 3rd May at 10am. Gentle exercise for 30 minutes followed by refreshments and home baking,  ring Maggie on 087 9866533. Getting in Shape for Summer Starting at Knockanure Community Centre on Wednesday 4th May at 8pm and continuing every Wednesday. All welcome. Phone Maggie on 087 9866533.

The A.G.M. of the Moyvane ICA Guild takes place on Tuesday 10th May at 8.30pm.

COUNCIL held their meeting at the Marian Hall in Moyvane on Monday April 18th 2011. Local man Mayor of Kerry Pat Leahy was there to oversee the event. It is over 60 years since a local was Chairman of Kerry County Council. Despite all the cutbacks and drive for efficiency there was no show by councillors and officials at 10.30 am, even though the  ICA ladies had a feast prepared for them. Pity some of the local business people were not given an opportunity to state their achievements and what was hampering their further progress. Many progressive businesses and community centres are in the Parish, to the best of my knowledge none of the top Brass bothered to visit them.

EVENTS: Fleadh by the Feale runs from 28th April to May 2nd; Cuckoo Walking Festival begins in Tarbert on April 29th; Cuckoo was singing in Knockanure last week; Green Flag is proudly flying beside Knockanure National School; Information evening on back pain will be held at Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee on Wed. April 27th from 7 to 8pm; Kerry Autism Action Group wil meet at the Abbeygate Hotel on Wed. April 27th at 8.15pm; The Lartigue Monorail & Museum was open from
2.00pm to 4.00pm, on Saturday & Sunday, 23rd & 24th April;
 Rambling House  in the Thatched House, Finuge, on Friday, 29th April, at 9.00pm; Motor sport, April 30th to May 1st Killarney International Rally of the Lakes; Comhaltas Commemorative event at Tullamore runs from 30th April to May 1st; Pan Celtic Festival continues in Dingle Peninsula till May 1st; Racing begins at Punchestown on May 3rd; Ladies Lunch at Ballyseedy Castle on May 13th in aid of Enable Ireland project, details from 066 712 8220; ICA Breast Cancer Walk will be held in Tralee on on Sunday May 8th; Tea Day in aid of Alzheimer’s Society will be held on May 5th, details from 1800 791 820;. Young Entrepreneur Awards night at Malton Hotel on May 5th; Holocaust Remembrance Day May 1st; Beatification of Pope John Paul on May 1st; Great Limerick run on May 1st , details from 069 68487; Toastmasters meet at Newcastle West on May 4th at 8.30pm in the Desmond Complex; One day course on autism at I T Limerick from 10am, details from; West Limerick 102fm Summer Hooley’s will take place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse May 2nd from 9.30 – 1am with dancing to the Moynihan Brother’s Band and John Buck. Classes in ballroom dancing will commence at the Community Centre Ballyhahill on Monday, May 9 from 9-11pm.

COURSE: St Paul’s Heritage Centre, Glin, free course offers FETAC level 5 accreditation Certificate in Tourism .  Contact Dearbhla on 068 32444 or Adrienne on 069 66296.

  GLORACH players  two extra performances on Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday April 27th starting each night at 8pm sharp, more from 087 1383940.Music Therapy at the Glorach Theatre. For further information contact Ellie on 087 1392417.
CONCERT: Listowel boys school will host a concert with a Belfast Choir at Seanchai on April 29th at 8.30pm, more from 068 21994.

COLLECTION of scrap metal in aid of Athea hall is now in progress, details from 087 1310 0023; collection of clothes will be made at Athea N.S on Wed. May 5th. Collection of clothing in aid of Estuary AC will be held at Moyvane Community Centre on April 30th from 9am to 11am.

EARTH Day was on Friday 22nd April 2011 , Earth Day Network has chosen ‘A billion acts of green’ as the theme for Earth Day 2011.  The goal is to register one billion actions in advance of the global Earth Summit in Rio in 2012. The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery gave more than $8.1 million for road projects that will use 1.2 million waste tires. Our councils and park attendants spray thousands of gallons of weed killer every year on areas used by children, many on unemployment benefit would be glad to do some manual weeding.

STROKE Support Group are holding a meeting in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre , Tralee on Wednesday, April 27th at 730 pm.  Occupational Therapists Alison Carmody and Maria O’Connor will attend, Admission free.

JOBS Club in Duagh begins on May 3rd , more from 068 24981.

NZ government is to give Team New Zealand another $36 million to contest the 2013 America’s Cup.

TAX: Report written by Dr Sheila Killian of the University of Limerick details how multinational company can artificially transfer profits made in one jurisdiction to be taxed in another country which has a lower tax rate.

BEDS: Accommodation required for Writers Week,  Please contact Norella at 068 23294.
 DEAFHEAR.IE will visit the Citizen Information Centre, 35 The Square, Listowel, on Friday, 13th May, from 10am to12.30pm.

AGM of Bazaar Group  will take place in the New Sacristy, Listowel on Wednesday, 27th  April, at 8.00pm.  All members are asked to attend.
ATHEA  charity, leisure-cycle, on Easter Monday, April
25th, between 12.00 noon and 6.00pm.  Routes: Athea to Abbeyfeale, Duagh, Listowel & returning to Athea via Bolton’s Cross & Gortaglanna. Route 2; Athea to Abbeyfeale, Duagh, Listowel, Lisselton, Ballybunion, Asdee, Ballylongford, Tarbert, Glin & returning to Athea.
ST JOHN’S: Thursday 28th Ger Woulfe Quartet; Friday 29th and Sat.30th April, Abbeydorney Drama Group present Women on the Verge of H.R.T. more from 068 22566.

CONGRATULATIONS to Noreen McEvoy of Moyvane who was recently re-elected President of Kerry ICA Federation.

Congratulations also to Donie Enright who recently won the Division 3 Munster Championship.

WELL Done to Claire Carmody, Direen, Athea for winning the U10 Girls Community Games Art Competition.  Claire got a Community Games County Medal.

 “CURE without care makes us preoccupied with quick changes, impatient and unwilling to share each other’s burden. And so cure can often become offending instead of liberating”. Henri J. M. Nouwen

LOUGH Derg Pilgrimages; June 4th to 6th , June 28th to 30th, July 29th to 31st, August 12th to14th, Details from Peg at 068 31232.

RETREAT Weekend of Prayer and Meditation at Ardfert  inspired by the work of Anthony de Mello SJ will take place from Friday to Sunday, May 13th – 15th  with John Callanan SJ.   Booking 066-7134276 or e.mail: [email protected]

RADIO Kerry on May 1st, the members of Listowel wheelchair group will be interviewed by Sean Hurley at  Knockanure Community Centre .

RTE: Easter ceremonies were broadcast on TV last weekend, from St John’s Church Tralee, great to see local Fr Pat Ahern taking an active part.

NEW Moon on May 3rd; The swallow has arrived and the Cuckoo is singing in the bog. Beautiful weather is greatly appreciated. Maze and grass seed are being planted, the traditional garden has almost disappeared.

CONGRATULATIONS to Noirin Cunningham of Glin and David O Connell of Brosna who were married in Glin Church on April 16th 2011 by Crawford and Fr O Sullivan. Best man was Frank O Connell, groomsmen were James Stack and Ricky O Rourke. Bridesmaids were Joanne Cunningham, Lorraine Wallace and Edel Feury. Flower girl Siona Cunningham. Pageboys Alan Vaughan and Brian Cunningham. The bride is daughter of John Chris and Kathleen Cunningham and the groom is son of Sean and Ita O Connell.

HAPPY Birthday to Mary Flavin of Kilmorna, Noreen Brady of Listowel and Paddy Faley who was born 25th April 1919. CENSUS:  Some Doctors in Kerry 1911 Census.

William S Kane Gurteen, Ballynacourty aged 40 Joseph Costelloe Ballybunion aged 48 years; James Trant, Waterville aged 45;  Timothy Creagh Tralee, Chimney doctor aged 19;  John Buckley, Rusheen Park aged 35; Daniel Murphy Tooreenmore, Knocknagoshel aged 30; William Daly Main Street, Castleisland aged 40; Richard Creagh chimney doctor cannot read or write aged 60; John B Hayes , Tralee aged 73, Coroner; John Clancy the Square, Listowel aged 59; Thomas Stack, Ballygrennan, Listowel, Chimney Doctor aged 40;James Hanafin Milltown aged 72;Daniel James Hanafin, Kilburn, Milltown aged 28; John O Donoghue, Quay Street, Caher aged 26, Doctor FRCS and PIR; Michael O Connor The Square, Listowel aged 32, General Practitioner LRWRS; Henry de Courcy Dillon, The Square, Listowel aged 28; Bartholomew Mangan, Killarney, aged 48; Gilbert Maher Loughnane , Knockreer, Killarney aged 28; Robert Hudson Strand Street, Tralee aged 69, not practicing; William Mac Sweeney High Street, Killarney aged 49.

SISTERS of Mercy, Listowel; Lucy Barron aged 60, head of Limerick; Margaret Danaher, of Kerry aged 45; Julia Trant aged 30 of Kerry; Mary Hillard aged 42 of Kerry; Kate O Connell aged 28.

PRESENTATION Sisters, Listowel 1901; Mary R O Connell aged 54 of Kerry; Mary L Stack aged 72 of Cork City; Margaret M McElligott aged 30 of Kerry; Mary J Hogan aged 31 of Tipperary; Mary AS Stack aged 30 of Kerry; Mary A Martin aged 39 of Kerry; Mary A Gerathy aged 39 of Kerry; Mary V Moylan aged 49 of Kerry; Mary S Broderick aged 62 of Kerry; Mary A Collins aged 49 of Limerick; Mary J Grant aged 67 of Limerick; Mary L Cronin aged 67 of Kerry; Mary BJ O Sullivan aged 58 of Kerry; Mary S O Sullivan aged 72 of Kerry; Mary A Martin aged 77 of Donegal; Mary J Burke aged 25 of Kerry; Mary R Kennelly aged 20 of Kerry; Mary B Hurley aged 27 of Limerick; Mary B Cagney aged 26 of Limerick; Mary A Donnelly aged 25 of Dublin; Margaret McAuliffe aged 50 servant of Kerry; Kate Ryan aged 50 servant of Kerry; Hannah Meville servant aged 22 years.

GREAT Exhibition was opened in London on May 1st 1851and lasted for 140 days.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Listowel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 10.30am Mass till 7pm. 40 hours Adoration will take place in Listowel Parish again, from Friday, 13th May, to Sunday, 15th May, and will be facilitated by the Friars of Moyross.

DIVINE Mercy Sunday;  Divine Mercy devotions will be held in Tarbert Church on Sunday, 1st May, at 3.00pm; Devotions for the Feast of the Divine Mercy will take place in St. John’s Church Tralee on Sunday, May 1st at 2.40pm.  Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday.
AWARE: contact loCall Helpline – 1890 303 302
KNOCK  on Sunday, May 1st (Mercy Sunday) bus leaving Tralee at 7.30am, Contact 066 7180123. Knock Summer Festival takes place the 24th – 26th June,  For more details contact Knock Youth Ministry 094 9388100 [email protected]

PILGRIMAGE to Vienna & Budapest from the July 5-12th , more from 066-7131328.

VETERANS: Annual Memorial Mass for the deceased members of Kerry No. 1 Brigade Old I.R.A. and Cumann Na mBan took place in The Bon Secours Hospital Chapel on Easter Monday at 9.30am.
DVD   film that brings  the Diary of St Faustina to life, was due  to be screened in the Tralee St John’s Parish Centre on Tuesday, April 26th at 8pm.
DEATH has occurred on 18th April 2011 of Eileen Scanlon née Windle of Knocknagorna, Athea, she was predeceased by her husband Bobby and is survived by her sons Paddy (Athea), Henry (Milltown), Eddie (Tralee), Tom (Wales), daughters Kathleen Dillane (Tralee), Anna Joy (Abbeyfeale) and sister Margaret Moore (Carrigkerry),. Following Requiem Mass in Athea Church on 25th April 2011, Ellie Scanlon was laid to rest at Templeathea Churchyard.

ANNIVERSARIES: Hannah O Connell, John Joe Moloney, Richard Tobin, Kitty Moore, Kit O Mahony, Michael O Connor, Patsy Barry, Paul McEvoy, Sr. Margaret Mary Morrissey, Margaret O Donnell, Madge Stokes, Patrick Bunce, Dick Galvin, Mass on Tues 26th at 8.00pm for Deceased members of the Fitzmaurice Family; Mass on Wed 27th at 9.15am is for Nora Windle ; Mass on Thurs. 28th at 8.00pm for Bridget & Bernard Shiel; Mass on Fri. 29th at 8.00pm is Months Mind for Michael Holly; Mass on Sat. 30th at 8.00pm for Margaret, Patrick & Oliver Carmody; Mass on Sun. 1st May for Padraig McMahon at 10am in Knockanure and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Dr. Timmy Stack.

TRADITION of erecting May Altar decorated with wild flowers in homes continues. The practice of visiting the local blessed well during May has nearly ended.

Diocesan Collection on 30th April & 1st May for Kerry Mission Outreach .

READERS: Vigil, John Corbett;11.00am Amanda Coulson; Knockanure 1st May Patricia & Andrew Rogan

COLLECTORS for May; Vigil, Ita O’Connell & Eddie Flaherty;11.00am Julia Stack & Eileen Roche; Knockanure 10.00am Jeremiah Kennelly

VOCATION to the Priesthood? Contact Vocation Director – Fr Liam Lovell. 087 1640967 [email protected]