Knockanure Notes – 24th January, 2010

WALK; A sponsored walk for the upkeep of the Knockanure Centre will be held on Sunday Feb. 21st at 2pm. Sponsorship cards and details available from the centre at 068 49799/ 068 49250 or any member of the committee. A donation will also be made to the Irish Guide Dogs Society.

CLASSES: Aerobic Classes begin on Monday Feb. 1st at 7.30pm; Dancing Classes with Tara Finucane re-commence on Thursday 28th Jan from 6 to 7pm and Drama Classes re-commence on Thursday Jan 28th with Cathy Finucane from 6 to 7pm at the Knockanure Community Centre, details from 068 49799.

GLIN Day Care Open Day for people from the parish is on Thursday Feb. 4th, you will be collected at the usual time, if unable to attend contact 068 26033.

ST JOHN’S, Jan: Wed. 27th Film, 35 Shots of rum; Thursday 28th Anthony Toner in Concert; Kids Want to Drum Workshops with local schools runs from Jan. 25th to 29th; For more information contact St. John’s on 068-22566.

SOCIAL: Clounmacon Annual Social takes place at the Arms Hotel on Jan. 30th `10; Abbeyfeale GAA Social will be held at the Fr. Casey Clubhouse on Jan. 30th, meal at 9pm; Moyvane GAA Social will be held at the Lanterns on Feb. 5th, details from 087 9817 883; St Michaels Gala Dinner will be held at the Arms Hotel on Feb. 13th `10, it marks their 130 year in education. North Kerry Hunt Ball details from 087 695 9245.

CONGRATULATIONS to Tarbert Comprehensive students who got a commendation at the recent Young Scientist Exhibition held at the RDS.

SCHOOL Calendars are available from pupils or Knockanure School. Artwork of local pupils is on display on the school windows.

TRADE: Last week Iran announced that they were spending $440 million on a new tyre factory while Michelin announced they were closing a Japanese tyre production plant.

HEATH Matters; Will be holding an outreach service in Listowel at the Citizen Information Centre, 35 the Square on Friday 12th February 2010 from 10am to 12.30; Mater Heart Foundation appeal From 6th to 14th February. Collectors needed if you have an hour or two to spare please contact Jackie McGillicuddy on 068-21529 or 087-2683417. The Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group will meet at Listowel Family Resource Centre on 9th Feb. and continues the second Tuesday of each month. Please contact Bridie for details: 068-23584 / 0868556431.

HSE Tralee/ Castleisland/Farranfore primary care teams invite you to attend the Kerry Stroke Support Group in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee on Thursday, January 28th at 7.30pm sharp. Guest speaker on the night will be Occupational Therapists Margaret Jones & Fiona Griffin who will discuss the role of Occupational Therapy in Stroke Care. Admission is free – tea and coffee will be served. All are welcome to attend. Contact Margaret Jones on 086 7871375.

BUS: Cancer Support Group with O’Shea’s Coaches is running a bus service to all Hospitals in Cork, for all cancer patients. The service runs five days a week – Monday to Friday. All details and bookings regarding the service are available from O’Shea Coaches at 066-7180123.

CALCUTTA: Patrick Horgan of Athea is going in June as a volunteer to Calcutta as part of his teaching course in association with the Hope Foundation Organisation, on February 12th a quiz is being held at the Top of the Town in Athea to fund his trip.

AGM of St Patrick’s Hall Committee will take place in the Hall on Tuesday 2nd Feb. at 6.00pm. Volunteers to help in the work of the Committee will be most welcome; Bar Bingo Night in aid of relief work in Haiti will be held at the Saddle Bar, Listowel on Saturday 30th at 8pm, (finger food supplied), Any enquiries to 087 2484 920;

CALCUTTA: Patrick Horgan of Athea is going in June as a volunteer to Calcutta as part of his teaching course in association with the Hope Foundation Organisation, on February 12th a quiz is being held at the Top of the Town in Athea to fund his trip.

BEST Wishes go to Hannah Mai and Jim Collins who celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary;

VOLUNTEER for oversees work. In you are interested please contact them at [email protected]

A photographic exhibition depicting the work of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart overseas is currently being held in the Tralee Public Library. It is open to the public from 10am – 5pm Monday – Saturday until January 30th.

EVENTS: Hospice Walk in Duagh which was postponed due to the bad weather will now be held on Sunday Jan. 31st; Rebecca Storm will perform at Abbeyfeale Church on Friday January 29th `10; Garda fundraising night in aid of Nano Nagle School will be held at the Arms Hotel on Friday Jan. 29th `10; Munster Final of Scor na nOg will be held at Mallow on Jan. 31st starting at 2.30pm; The Newcastlewest Bereavement Support Group will be holding a special service for all those bereaved by suicide on Sunday, January 31 at 3.30pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception Newcastle West, all are welcome; Ballydonoghue Bereavement Group will meet at Lisselton N.S. on Tuesday 2nd of Feb. from 8pm to 9pm;AGM of the Kerry London Association will be held at 3pm on Sun. Jan. 31st at the Kingdom Bar on Kilburn High Road; Astronomy classes begin at the North Campus Tralee IT on Feb. 3rd in room T112; Lixnaw are holding a traditional festival to mark their 50th anniversary from Feb. 5th to 7th; North Kerry Finals of Senior Scor competition will be held at Asdee on Sat. Feb. 6th at 7.30pm; Valentines Party in aid of cancer support organisations will be held at Woodlands House, Adare on Feb. 12th starting at 7.30pm with music, details from 069 82166; limerick Association Annual General meeting will take place on Sunday Feb 21st,2010; Trip to Bundoran is being organized in March to coincide with two Daniel O’Donnell concerts. For more information and booking please ring Marion on 087-2622000; Talent Competition organised by Spa GAA will be held at Darby O Gills Killarney during March, details from 087 2117 220.

FILM for Retired will take place in Siamsa Tire, Tralee on Wednesday, 3rd February at 2.00pm, called “The Maltese Falcon”. All welcome.

CAO regular deadline in Feb. 1st; Mature students over 23 must send their application to the CAO before Feb. 1st; UCC have mature student applications to arts and social science, apply online before Feb. 1st `10, details from 021490 1873.

MILK Quota Trading Scheme closing date with the Dept of Agric. is 29th Jan.2010.

FULL Moon on Jan. 30th, spring is in the air and the days are much longer. Daffodils are well on their way, even though they suffered during the big freeze.

WEB: had to take their site down on Thursday last Jan. 21st due to intrusion by an outside party, their Listowel site was very popular; St Michaels College have started to update their site at ; Local video snippets including opening of the Community Centre can be seen on

Winter photographs can be seen at

STAMP: A new postage stamp to commemorate the birth of Douglas Hyde has been issued, he as born 1860, first President of Ireland 1938 and he died in 1949, he was very mush forgotten up to now.

LOCAL School girls 120 years ago; Maggie Golden, Mary Mulvihill, Bridget Ahern, Mary Lynch, Maggie Flaherty, Bridget Kennelly was 6 years, Bridget O Connor, Mary Enright, Bridget Golden, Hanora Leahy, Maggie Keane, Ellie Keane, Katie McElligott, Kate Casey, Mary Cronin, Maggie Moore, Bridget Sheahan, Maggie Enright, Mary Quinlan, Hannie White, Lizzie Scanlon, Maggie Egan, Katie Murphy, Ellie Leahy, Lizzie O Connor, Ellie Kennelly was 4 years, Mary Murphy, Minnie O Connor, Julia Mulvihill, James Casey, Katie Golden, Katie O Connor, Minnie Scanlon. Some girls over 100 years ago; Enright; Catherine, Margaret, Ellen, Hannah, Mary, Ellen, Maggie, Kate, Bridget, Hannie, Katie, Johanna, Mary, Mary, Maggie, Kate, Nora, Maggie and Kate Enright. Flaherty: Johanna, Hanora, Mary, Bridget, Nora, Katie, Maggie, Hannie and Catherine Flaherty. Ahern; Bridget, Mary, Mary, Mary, Ellie, Maggie, Bridget, Ellie and Ellie Ahern.

DIARY: Charles Compton wrote in his diary on Jan. 31st 1882, We reign under a sovereign whose purity of character and lofty ideal of royal life has made the name of Victoria a synonym for true royalty, he goes on to remark that the weather this month has been wonderfully mild, more like a gentle spring than the usual dull, bitter cold of the season, the sun shines in his window and the air so clear and fresh that it quite refreshes him.

BRIDGET: St Bridget of Kildare born 453 died 524, he feast February 1st Candlemas , she is Patron of Ireland along with St Patrick and St Columba, she is also patron of midwives; babies; children whose parents are not married; children whose mothers are mistreated by the children’s fathers; dairy workers; milk maids; Leinster, nuns; poets; poor; poultry raisers; printing presses; sailors; scholars; travellers; watermen; blacksmiths; boatmen; cattle; fugitives;

THOUGHT: None of us wants to admit that we hate someone… When we deny our hate we detour around the crisis of forgiveness. We suppress our spite, make adjustments, and make believe we are too good to be hateful. But the truth is that we do not dare to risk admitting the hate we feel because we do not dare to risk forgiving the person we hate, Lewis B. Smedes.

DEATH too place on January 16th 2010 of Connie Shine of Kilbaha, Moyvane, he was born in 1925 to John Shine and Margaret Grady. Connie was predeceased by his wife Margaret Nolan in 2002, he is survived by sons Sean, Frank and Niall, daughter Br=EDd, brothers Jack and Mick, sister Eileen Healy. Requiem Mass for Con was celebrated by Fr Lucid PP assisted by Canon Linnane and Fr. McMahon in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on Tuesday January 19th .Hymns were beautifully sung by Claire Keane and Stephen Donegan played the organ. Connie Shine was laid to rest following Mass at Ahavoher cemetery beside his wife Margaret and brother Pat who died in 1980, his brother Dan Shine rest only a few yards away. Con has a long record of service to the community, The Creamery and was 35 years delegate to The North Kerry Board of the GAA.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Mulvihill, Margaret Flaherty, Mary Dalton, Tim Guiney, Maureen Moran, Cathal Kennelly, Fr Jer Downey, Bridie McElligott, Helen Roche, Mai Trant, Michael Bambury, William Hudson, Mary Enright, Sean Histon, Sr. Peter Hudson, Anthony Kennelly, Sheila O Connor, Mass on Tuesday 26th at 7.30pm for Eddie Cunningham and his parents William and Johanna; Mass on Thursday 28th at 7.30 pm for Jeremiah and Jenny O Carroll; Mass on Friday 29th at 7.30pm for Deceased Members of the Sheehy Family Aughrim; Mass on Saturday 30th at 7.30pm for Patrick and Margaret McEnery and their son Denis; Mass at 11am in Moyvane on Sunday 31st for Nellie Kissane.

DEATH has occurred on January 20th 2010 of John O’Hanlon of Dooncaha House, Tarbert and Charleville View, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. He was son of Paddy O Hanlon of Tarbert and Mary Moran of Keylod. He is survived by his wife Hilary, daughters Melanie, Olga, Leonie and Nessa, sons John Paul and Gerard, sons-in-law Chanel and Barry, grandchildren Finn, Ruair=ED, Darragh, Hannah and Ella. His siblings were Fr. Jim, Fr Tom, Noreen, Breda, Mary, Eileen, Paddy, Mike, Ned, Following Requiem Mass at the Church of the Assumption Tullamore Celebrated by his brother Fr James and several priests on Saturday January 23rd Johnny O Hanlon was laid to rest at nearby Clonminch Cemetery.

DEATH has taken place in New Jersey of Sr. Mary O Mahony MSC. Sr. Mary was born at Lisselton to Maurice Mahony and Ellen Houlihan in 1916, she went to France to enter the convent in 1932 and later went to serve in America, she was predeceased by all of her siblings, Martin, John, Maurice and Bridie.
DEATH took place of Fiona Ardiff O’Connor, The Square, Listowel, she is survived her husband Jerry daughters Aine and Ciara, mother Laurie, sisters Mairead, Cateriona Joyce.

Following Requiem Mass in Listowel on Sunday January 24th `10, Fiona O’Connor was laid to rest in John Paul II Cemetery Listowel.

DEATH has taken place of Peggy Fitzgerald of Pilgrim Hill Kilmorna, she was predeceased by her husband Tom and is survived by daughters Helen and Marion and son Pat. Following Requiem Mass at Duagh Church on Monday January 25th 2010 Peggy Fitzgerald was laid to rest with her husband at Relig Ide Naofa Abbeyfeale. Peggy was daughter of Sonny O Connor of Lisaniska and Ellie Riordan of Aughrim, she was predeceased by siblings Br John, Davie and Mary.

READERS: Vigil, Selena Mulvihill, 11am Ciara Healy and Amanda Coulson; Knockanure Ann Stack and Brenda Clancy.

COLLECTORS for Feb.: Vigil, Jimmy Collins and Den Hanrahan; 11am Richard Stack and Seamus Roche and Knockanure Cathy Kennelly.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Listowel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

WHEELCHAIR Association Church Gate collection amounted to E792 , all proceeds go to their Day Care Centre at Ballygologue Road, Listowel.