Knockanure Notes – 24th February, 2008

CONFIRMATION in Moyvane Church on Monday Feb. 25th at 2pm.

COMMUNITY Centre; Knockanure Drama Group starting Friday 29th February, practice 6-7 p.m. in Knockanure Community Centre Open to children from 2years up, looking forward to seeing a big crowd there.
Art and Craft classes commence in Knockanure Community Centre on Thursday night 28th Feb. 7.30-9.30 p.m. Enrolment on the night.
Yoga classes commence in Knockanure Community Centre on Friday night 29th February 7.30-9.30 p.m.

DRAMA: Abbeyfeale Drama Group present The Field by John B. Keane at the Fr. Casey GAA Clubhouse at 8pm on the following nights; Feb. 28th, March 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th.

Kerry Drama Festival begins at Castleisland on Feb. 29th, details from 066 714 1135.

ENROL at local National Schools from now on.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Draw on 22nd Feb. Numbers Drawn 1-15-17-19, no winner of E6,300 Jackpot
Lucky Dips went to the following; Ann McGrath, Glin
Tom O Connell, Foildarraig, Duagh; Pat O Connor, Keylod;
Tom Connell, Woodford, Listowel; Eileen Cronin, Moyvane;
Nelius Clancy, Knockanure; Bar Prize Pat Mulvihill.
Next weeks Jackpot E6,400.

DAFFODILS will be sold at E3 a bundle in aid of cancer society at all masses this weekend by the Moyvane ICA.

ST JOHN’S: Thursday 28th, Essence an evening of classical favourites; Best of Irish with Brendan Mac Gearailt and friends of West of Dingle is on Sat. March 1st to launch Irish Week.

SET Dancing: West Limerick Set dancing Club workshops will be held at Rathkeale House Hotel on Feb. 29th and March 1st and 2nd.

AGM of North Kerry Slow Food group was held at the Arms Hotel last week, details from 068 41137.

BEST Wishes to Seline Mulvihill of Keylod who celebrated her 21st birthday recently, Seline is daughter of Mary Flaherty and Der Mulvihill.

ESTUARY AC will train every Tuesday at the Moyvane Community Centre from 6pm to 7pm.

DEFIBRILLATOR fundraising Quiz will be held at O Brien’s Bar, Duagh on Feb. 29th.

SOCIAL: Athea Parish Social will be held at the Gables on Feb. 29th, starting at 8pm.

SOCIAL: North Kerry Pioneer Annual Social takes place on Friday 29th Feb. at 8pm at Kirby’s Lanterns Hotel, music by Oliver & Tony. Tickets can be obtained from Michael Liston or Mary Kearney, The Village.

ALZHEIMER’S respite is being provided each Thursday from 10am to 2pm, details from 068 23584.

ACTIVE Retirement Group in Listowel is holding a Tea Dance in the Arms Hotel on Sunday March 2nd at 3pm, music by Stephen Donegan.

WRITERS Week closing date for competition entries is Friday Feb. 29th ’08, they are also looking for accommodation for visitors to Writers Week, details from 068 21074.

FAR EAST the magazine of the Columban Missionaries celebrates it 90th year this year, the latest edition contains articles on The Irish Humanitarian of Year recipient Mildred McNamara, Pol Pot and The Pain of Burma’s People. The Kerryman of January 20th1920 tells us that 16 priests leave for China , the Irish District is in Hanyang.

BUS will travel to Knock for Mercy Sunday on March 30th, details from 066 712 4519.

CONGRATULATIONS to all who received their Confirmation at Moyvane Church on Monday last, the Knockanure children were Liam O Connor, David Stack, Niamh Stack, Pauline Woods, Sheila Moore, Leah Foley, David McElligott, Patricia Goulding, Chloe Goulding and Daniel Goulding.

SAFE Driving to a local senior citizen who passed their driving test recently.

SENIOR Citizens were entertained at the Knockanure Community Centre on Monday Feb. 18th and on Thursday some availed of a days outing to Glin.

YOUTH Caf=E9 is being prepared in Listowel, details from KDYS at 068 23744.

COWS were out on a few farms in the locality during the recent fine spell.

EVENTS: Local man Gabriel Fitzmaurice is due to attend the Castleisland and district Culture Heritage Society meeting at the Half Barrel on Tuesday Feb. 26th ; Irish Night will be held at Clounmacon Community Centre on Friday Feb. 29th starting at 9.30pm; Buffet and Dance will be held at the Lanterns on March 1st in aid of Fr Tommy O Hanlon’s Mission Project; Mothers Day March 2nd; The Full Gospel Fellowship will hold at meeting at Killarney Heights Hotel on Friday Feb 29th at 8.30pm, guest speaker Fr Kevin McNamara, all are welcome, details from 06435629; Nights of Reflection will be held at Abbeyfeale church on March 3rd, 10th and 17th; Explore what the Easter Triduum means on Saturday March 1st in Killarney, details from 064 71066; Scor na bPaisti will be held at Asdee Community Centre on March 2nd starting at 5pm; Fashion Show in aid Tarbert Comprehensive School Parents Association will be held on March 12th at the Lanterns, details from 068 43501; Daffodil Day is on March 7th, details from 1850 60 60 60, Kerry County Council will hold a clinic at the Council Offices in Listowel on March 10th from 2pm to 4pm, the following will be in attendance Arts, Heritage and Irish Officers and the County Archaeologist, details from 066 7183 815; Fairtrade Fortnight continues till March 9th; Hospice Good Friday walk is on March 21st; Talk will be given at Tralee Library by Dr. Ryle O Dwyer on The Healing Power of Kerry Football on Tuesday March 4th at 8pm; Jimmy Deenihan will mark his nomination to the Senate by Garrett Fitzgerald 25 years ago on March 7th`08; Car boot sale in Newcastle West on Sunday March 9th , proceeds in aid of West Limerick Radio;

AGM of the Wheelchair Society will be held at their Centre at Ballygolouge, Listowel on Feb. 28th at 8pm, details from 086 395 3387;

AGM of the Multiple Sclerosis Group will be held at the Arms Hotel on Feb. 28th at 8.30pm.

CAMOGIE: Meeting to form a Camogie Club in Listowel was due to be held on Feb. 25th at 7.30pm at the Emmets Clubhouse.

DRAMA: Athea Drama Group put on a splendid performance of Cobweb’s Glory recently at the Con Colbert Memorial Hall, the group have produced many plays since 1992; new to the cast was local man Tady Finucane who played the part of Stephen Sweeney, others in the cast which are well known to us include Mike Ahern, Anne Marie Nash, Hanna Mai Collins, Tom Collins, Theresa O Halloran, Declan O Carroll, Tara Finucane played for the arrival of the cup.

CONGRATULATIONS to Tadhg and Maedbh McEvoy, and Christopher Keane who did well at the recent Community Games Art Competition in Moyvane, they are students of Knockanure National School.

THOUGHT: Your identity is that you are the beloved. Long before your father and mother, your brothers and sisters, your teachers, your church, or any people touched you in a loving as well as in a wounding way-long before you were rejected by some person or praised by somebody else-that voice has been there always. “I have loved you with an everlasting love.” That love is there before you were born and will be there after you die, Henri J. M. Nouwen.

HISTORY: Tralee Mercury 28th February 1838; Road work in Irraghticonnor Barony, Bridge of Urley to be repaired £6- 10s; Ballyloughran Bridge on road from to Listowel to Ballybunion £32-10s; Bridge of Ballydonoghue between Chapel and Glouria to be rebuilt £32- 10s; New road between Dromlought road and Ballyhoneen to be made £300; 1302 perches of road to be made near Craughdarrag and kept in repair for 7 years 6d per perch; 1133 perches of road to be kept in repair from Ahafona Bridge 6d per perch; Keep in repair 7712 perches from Widow Scanlon’s house at Pulleen to John Enrights house at Kilcolgan 4d per perch; 8592 perches between Garrett’s Stack house Tullahinnell and the cross at Ahanagran, repair for 5d per perch for 7 years; 9565 perches to be kept in repair between East and West bounds of Tullamore for 3 years at 8d per perch. Cork Butter Market; First Quality 92s; 6th Quality 50s. Limerick Market Bacon Pigs 32 to 33s per cwt; Oats 8 .25 to 8.5 per stone. The paper also had a story of a coach and passengers who travelled from Liverpool to Newcastle with no driver, all arriving safely.

Feb. 1968 Mossie Sheehan started building a 20 roomed motel at Templeglantine.

TROCAIRE Boxes are available at every church, thy give details of how they spend the money, donations can be given at the church, post to Trocaire at Maynooth, Co Kildare, credit card donations at 1850 408 408 of visit .

International trade is worth $10 million a minute, 70% of this trade is controlled by multinational corporations. Over a billion people do not have clean water.

Died on March 5th 1948 John Stack who represented North Kerry as M.P. from 1885 to`92, a Draper of Listowel, he died at his brother in laws Tom Gibson in Tralee. John Stack donated £1,000 to the Presentation Convent Schools.

DEATH took place on February 17th `08 of Peg Leahy, nee Relihan aged 98 years of The Demesne, Carrigeen, Brosna. Peg was married to Eddie Leahy and they had four children, Willie, Bernie, Kay and Bridie, Peg Leahy was the last surviving of 10 Relihan children who were born at Knockadirrenn, Duagh. Following Requiem Mass in St Carthage’s Church Brosna on Tuesday 19th February Peg Leahy was laid to rest in the local cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Neilus Lynch, Eamon Sweeney, Joan Buckley, Marie O Callaghan, Jim O Connor, Mary Foley, Mary Carmody, Jim Leahy, Peg Connor, John O Sullivan, Con Shanahan, Joe O Connor, Matt O Connell, Barney Enright, Ted Keane, Sr. Francis Galvin.

MASSES for week beginning Monday Feb. 25th at 7.30pm; Tuesday for Marie O Callaghan; Wed. for Ellen and Michael Mulvihill; Thursday for Denny Mulvihill; Friday for Nell and Jeremiah Kiely and deceased members of the Kiely family; Saturday March 1st at 7.30pm Months Mind Mass for Dick Stack; Sunday 2nd Mass in Knockanure at 10am for Mary Carmody and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for Patrick and Mary Mulvihill.

BISHOP Bill Murphy will administer Confirmation to Knockanure and Moyvane children on Monday Feb. 25th at 2pm.

COLLECTION next weekend for Emigrant Services at Church Door.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm, Knockanure Wednesday 10am to 6pm, Listowel every Tuesday and Wednesday; Abbeyfeale Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm; Listowel every Tuesday and Wednesday. Adoration in Abbeyfeale open day and night on weekdays.

COLLECTORS for March: Michael Galvin, Breda Brosnan, Cal Flynn, Pat Scanlon, and Mary O Carroll.