Knockanure Notes – 24th August, 2008

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure will take place on Monday the 1st September, 2008. If attending please ring the office on 068 49799 between the hours of 9.30 am to 1.30pm Monday to Friday. Anybody wishing to book the Centre for Any Occasion (Christenings, Birthdays, Funerals etc) Please contact the office at 068 49799 0r Mobile No. 086 8392787.

TOUR of Ireland on Saturday August 30th will pass Carrigkerry on to Athea at 12.06pm, Listowel 12.20pm and continue to Finuge and Lixnaw and finish the Day in Dingle.

SEANCHAI have a Listowel Races display during Heritage Week, details from 068 22212. Seanchai Writing Poetry course runs from 6th to 7th of September, it is directed by Micheal Fanning. Novel and Short Story courses are to follow at end of September and mid October.

HERITAGE Week continues till the 31st, a host of activities are taking place all over the country, details from 1850 200 878 or visit

PHOTOS taken just before the Rose Ball can be seen at

SIAMSA August programme; Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Oilean Show and on every Thursday, Friday and Saturday Clann Lir will be performed. Exhibition of photography for August is called Kerry- A Way of Life.

ST JOHN=E2=80=99S: Wednesday 27th Albert Lee and Hogan=E2=80=99s Heroes, Thursday 28th Don Baker in Concert, Friday 29th a play called he Deck Chair Plays presented by Dochas Drama Group, Killarney, details from 068 22566.

TINTEAN: Friday 29th of August at 8pm The Fury Brothers and Davie Arthur.

AUDIT of Universities proposed by the minister is long overdue, we all know of Professors trotting around the world first Class and doing almost invisible work; A Cork school in Bishopstown saved E1,260 in a recent Power of One Challenge; UCC is ranked in one survey at 286 in the world; Another Minister has threatened to close the old A&E in Cork to force staff to work the new state of the art A&E at the Mercy University Hospital lying idle for nearly 20 months;

1,000,000 people in this country receive benefits and entitlements every week, a review of over 200,000 of them saved the country E240 million in six months.

VOLUNTEERS wanted for Listowel Youth Caf=C3=A9, details from 068 23429.

LEAVING Cert: Most of the thousands of students who recently received their Leaving Certificate will go to third level colleges, last day for applying for Council and Kerry Education Service grants is August 29th, be prepared for endless back and forth with letters; for those who failed it is consolation to think that at least 10 Nobel prize winners and 18 billionaires never reached Leaving Cert standard; Bank of Ireland is offering 25,000 free flights to their student customers, free travel within the country would be more beneficial to everyone at this time. Despite the recession Aer Lingus carried one million passengers in the month of July for the first time.

CLOTHES Collection for charity in Listowel on Thursday August 28th before noon.

MUSICIANS can get grants, details from 01 6719 429 or email [email protected]

COURSE: Youth and Community Work Diploma Course will be held at Newcastlewest , details from 087 9181 548.

BLIND: Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind are to spend E4.5 million on their headquarters in Cork.

WEATHER is continuing from bad to worse many cows are indoors at night and some are in yards full time; The second new moon of the month occurs on August 30th; Despite our very wet and dull weather The Tourist Board is spending money trying to lure Indians to visit us;

ENERGY: Sustainable Energy Ireland like several other government agencies are churning out free publications which generally end up in the bin, if you want a Solar CD, Biomass CD, Wind Turbine 50 questions CD, and many more on energy matters, they are available free from [email protected]

OLYMPICS: As the Olympics come to an end, the Irish Para Olympic team of 45 will be heading for Beijing to compete in the 13th Paralympics which begins on September 6th, all the team were training at UL earlier in the month.

CONGRATULATIONS to Kerry Ann Finucane of Moyvane/ Knockanure who recently won gold in Cycling on Grass at the Community Games held at Mosney, William O Connor of Duagh/Lyre got silver and Eibhlis Dillon also of Duagh/ Lyre won bronze.

RACE Week in Listowel accommodation office is at Seanchai Centre, details from 068 23036.

THOUGHT: The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at, Jesse Owens; Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible, Corrie Ten Boom.

EVENTS: Blood Transfusion Service Clinic at the Arms Hotel was held on Monday and Tuesday 25th and 26th of August, only 3% of the population donate blood, details from 1850 731 137, it is time that they make more use of emails to notify Donors; Comhaltas have a night at the Railway Bar on Friday night August 29th; Clothes will be collected near the bottle bank in Athea on Friday 29th before noon; Toastmasters will meet at the Desmond Complex on Wednesday night September 3rd; Listowel Races begin on September 14th; Knock Night Vigil bus leaves Abbeyfeale on September 5th , details from 068 31232; Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock is on Sunday 14th of September, Chief Celebrant is Bishop John Fleming, Bishop of Killala. Guest Singer: Fr Liam Lawton; Education Options for Adults exhibition will be held at the Brandon Hotel on Wednesday September 10th from noon, details from 066 7121 488; Pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Kerry Airport is on October 3rd , details from 087 779 692; Culture Night will be held in major cities around the country on September 19th details from or ring 01 888 3610; Mount Brandon walk in aid of cancer research takes place on Saturday September 27th , details from 066 9155 231; Five secluded Holy Wells in North Kerry will be visited by historians under the guidance of Sean Quinlan on Sunday September 28th , they will meet at Kilflynn Church at 2.30pm. will have a weekly help group at Seanchai, starting September 4th at 11am, details from 064 20052;

BEST Wishes to Emer Prendiville of Carrueragh who celebrated her 21st Birthday recently, Emer is daughter of Anne Stack and Finbar Prendiville; Congratulations also to Aileen Morris of Coilbee who also celebrated her 21st birthday, Aileen is daughter of David Morris and Lily McCarthy.

HISTORY: Limerick Guardian of August 28th 1948 had an article by J. D. Harnett of Abbeyfeale on Danneen Dan Harnett who held up the Mail Coach near Abbeyfeale on August 3rd 1848, around the same time Maurice Sandes of Sallow Glin was snatched from his horse while on his way to vote for Blennerhasset, Sandes was held till the election was over. Danneen Dan escaped to America where he died shortly after.

Other news in the Guardian included ; Scarcity of Game, due to foxes; Severe flooding in West Limerick, most of corn harvested, Mr Hogan a traveller had narrow escape when his car overturned; Limerick Fighting Story 1916- 1921 205 pages for 2 shillings; Beet Season in England; Limerick Market, Butter 2/10 to 3/2 per lb, hen egs 3/8 to 3/10, chickens 11 to 16 shillings per pair, geese 10 shillings each, eating apples 5 to 7 shillings, potatoes 7d to 1/3 per stone, calves 25 shillings to 140 shillings each.

Kerryman of the 28th August 1948 ; Minister for Defence to speak in Tralee; Tralee Firms League to donate money to Nora O Shea Fund; Advertisement slogan , Knock down that flea with D.D.T; America in 1947 had 6847 murders and manslaughters, in England only five remained unsolved of 206 of which 64 were murders; Colaiste Mhuire Abbeyfeale gives a list of their successful pupils, names include O Donnell, O Connor, Fitzgerald, King, Shaughnessy, Sheehy , Leahy, Woulfe, entrance scholarship went to Walsh, O Donnell, Liston, Lane. St Ita=E2=80=99s Tarbert leaving Cert for 1947- 100% honours, results for 1948 was 100% successes; St Michaels College Listowel Leaving Cert. 15 presented 13 succeeded in 1948; New term at Radio Telegraph Institute Cork begins September 7th 1948.

KERRY Evening Post for August 1915 reports that Mr M Heffernan of Kilmorna was granted a petroleum licence for 12 months; Pat Guerin caught Mary Stokes taking 6 pence worth of apples from his orchard; Children broke window belonging to May Stack; Jer Keeffe was in trouble with his neighbour over hens; Sept 4th 1915 edition carried a tongue in cheek report about Connor of Newtownsandes who wanted a cottage while 7 of 8 were unoccupied, it appears that he had his eye on Shines which was used as a storage house by a local tradesman even though it was built for labourers.

NAZI: Andre Steiner celebrated his hundredth birthday on August 22nd `08, he was part of a group who rescued Jews from the Nazi, when he was nervous meeting an official he was about to bribe, he cured his nerves by thinking of the official sitting on the toilet naked.

DEATH has taken place of Kathleen Broderick nee Dalton of Knocknagorna, her parents were Paddy Dalton and Margaret Woulfe. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband Con who died in 1995, she is survived by her children Dan, Michael, Paddy, Neilus, Nance, Mairead, Ita, Cait and Bridget and her sister Mary Dalton. Brothers Willie Joe Dalton and Patrick Dalton predeceased Kathleen Broderick. Following Requiem Mass in Athea Church celebrated by Fr Madden, Fr O Leary and Canon Kelly, Kathleen Broderick was laid to rest at Ahavoher graveyard beside her husband Con and mother-in-law Nora Broderick on August 20th `08.

SCHOOL: Knockanure School opens on August 27th; St Michael College Listowel, Re-opening 2008/2009, Tues. 26th Aug. 1st years 9.00-12.30, Wed. 27th Aug. 1st ,2nd & 3rd years, Thurs. 28th Aug. 1st ,2nd & 3rd and 6th years , Fri. 29th Aug. All Students; Comprehensive School, Tarbert, Re-opening 2008/2009; Mon. 25th Aug. Induction Morning for New Entrants (1st years only), no school transport available on this day only; Tues. 26th Aug. 1st years, LC1., LCA1 and Transition year, 9.00-3.50pm; Wed. 27th Aug. 1st years, LCI., LCA1 and Transition year & LC2, 9.00-2.00pm;Thurs. 28th Aug.1st years, LCI., LCA1 and Transition year & LC2 & 3rd years, 9.00-3.50pm. Fri. 29th Aug, all Classes run from 9.00-3.50pm. Listowel Community College is now enrolling for Post Leaving Cert Courses in the following – Childcare Level 5 & 6 Secretarial Level 5 & 6 ; Community Care Level 5 Nursing Studies Level 5; Sports & Creation Level 5 Hairdressing Level five..

DEATH has taken place of Jim Lyons of Ballybunion and England, he was son of Jack Lyons of Listowel and Ballybunion and Lily Moloney of Coilagurteen and Ballybunion, Jim is survived by his wife Pearl and children Dan, Marie and Seamus and his sister Sr. Marie a Salesian Sister. Siblings Josephine and Tim predeceased Jim Lyons.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr Jim Leahy, Johanna Grady, Sr. Agatha Stack, Michael Kennelly, John Canty, Edward Joe Nash, Denis O Sullivan, Peggy Grego, Diarmuid Brandon, Diana, Michael Griffin, Madeline Moloney, Tues. 26th at 8.00pm Jeremiah Mulvihill, Months Mind Mass, Wed. 27th 9.15am Mass for the People of the Parish, Mass on Thurs. 28th at 8.00pm for Bridie McCarthy & the deceased members of the McCarthy Family, Fri. 29th Mass at 8.00pm for Jeremiah O=E2=80=99Carroll, Mass on Sat. 30th 8.00pm for Liam Lynch & the deceased members of the Lynch Family .

CHIROPODIST: will attend the Marian Hall on the 30th August at 11o=E2=80=99clock, for appointment book with Eileen Quinn at 068 49472.

CARING for Carers information day will be held at the Desmond Complex on September 13th from 10am to 2pm, details from 061 393 115. Home care providers can contact 068 3755 451 for information.

Samaritans Street Collection in Tralee on Saturday August 30th.

Suicide helpline 1800 742 742.

A meeting will be held at Lisselton School on August 27th at 8.30pm, to discuss documenting bereavement paths which may be of help others.

ROAD Safety Authority are said to spend E40 million per year.

GOSPEL: Full Gospel Business Men=E2=80=99s Fellowship will hold an outreach meeting at Killarney Heights Hotel on Friday night August 29th @8.30pm. Guest speakers on the night will be George & Nicola Richie. All are welcome for details contact 064/35629.

THANKS: Moyvane Bord na n=E2=80=99Og and Ladies Football Club would like to thank all who supported their recent fundraiser. EMIGRANTS: Kerry Emigrant Association held their Church Gate Collection last weekend. All monies collected will go towards helping elderly Kerry people who were forced to emigrate and who supported Ireland and their families back home during the 50=E2=80=99s and 60=E2=80=99s.

BINGO in Moyvane on Thursday night at 8pm and the Blotto Jackpot of =E2=82=AC5,000.

READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan & Chloe Mulvihill; 11.00am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure 10.00am Mary Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

ADORATION: Moyvane on Sunday from 4pm to 5pm , Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure on Tuesday 10am to 6pm.