Knockanure Notes – 24th May, 2009

EXAM Mass in Moyvane Church on Tuesday May 26th a 8pm, Students names will be placed on Altar during Mass for the duration of the Exams.; Listowel Church on Saturday May 30th at 7.30pm. Mass for Exam students in Abbeyfeale Church is on Tues 2nd June at 7pm.

SUPPORT: A Meeting of the Ballydonoghue Bereavement Support Group will take place on Tuesday 2nd June in Ballyloughran Leisure Centre, from 8.30pm to 9.30pm, please contact North & East Kerry Development Ltd on 068 23429 for details.

CRAFT Fair: The Seanchai Literary Centre, Listowel will host an Arts & Crafts Fair on Sunday May 31st , starting at 11am. Link School have an art display at the Library in Listowel on May 28th from 5pm to 6.30pm, details from 068 24 884.

TOUR: The Writer’s Week Literary & Historical Tour, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of John B. Keane’s ‘Sive’ travels to Lyreacrompane & Knocknagoshel. Buses will leave the Square, Listowel on Saturday May 30th at 2pm, book with 068 21074.

HOLY Cross Pilgrimage in honour of St Pio will be held on Sunday May 31st, bus will travel through Listowel, details from Mary McEnery at 066 713119.

ST. PADRE PIO: Fr Eremelindo De Capus, Personal Assistant to St Padre Pio was due to concelebrate Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Tuesday, June 2nd at 7.30pm. Fr Eremelindo had one of St Padre Pio’s stigmata mittens.

RACING in Listowel on the 30th, 31st of May and on June 1st. Any local who is not on duty on Monday, the first thought, are they at the races.

BED PUSH by staff of Tesco in Abbeyfeale is on June 6th in aid of Make a wish foundation .
ST JOHN’S: Listowel Players were due to present Sive, on Tuesday 26th ;Writers Week have many events at St John’s during the day and at nights, details from 068 22566.

WRITERS’ Week runs from May 27th to 31st `09, more information from 068 21074.

SET Dancing workshop will be held at the Mermaids on June 2nd and continue each Tuesday, details from 087 9451 247.

FOSTER Carers for children and young people in Kerry are currently being recruited by the Health Service Executive South. Information evening will take place in KDYS, Upper Church Street, Listowel on Wednesday 27th May from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.

ESO newsletter reports that they are surprised to find
that the outer parts of giant galaxy Messier 87 have been stripped away by unknown effects and it appears to be on a collision course with another galaxy.

WALK on Dingle Way will take place on Saturday, May 30th. This 55km trek is broken into 4 stages from Tralee to Dingle. For further information, visit

BEST Wishes to Annie Lambe nee O Donnell of Tarbert who has just celebrated her 100th birthday, her sister Theresa Dillane is 93. Annie’s husband Gerard died in 1985.

HAPPY 21st birthday to Fiona O Connor of Ballyguiltenane who celebrated at the Lanterns Hotel recently.

WISHING all the best to all the students who will start their Leaving and Junior Cert on June 3rd.

GREAT to hear that the Listowel Presentation girls 1st and 2nd year won the All Ireland Basketball titles in Tallagh recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Estuary AC Athletes who got medals in the County Field and Track Championships which were held at Castleisland, also well done to the athletes who competed in the North Munster Schools athletics, full details and names in last weeks Kerryman.

JOBS: In comparison to 13 years ago, agriculture and fishing employ 40% fewer people at present and the decline is continuing. ACC Bank in Tralee is closing, civil service jobs are the only sure way to rise employment in Kerry, enterprise board and advance factories are a case of live horse and get grass.

GOVERNMENT are sharing E40 million to universities and institute of technologies all over the country. Now that so many well qualified people are unemployed, it is time to make use of their skills to upgrade education, where there is need.

GST: All are welcome on Bank Holiday Monday June 1st at 3pm to assemble at the Station House, Bishop Court, Newcastle West [Town Centre]for a stroll/cycle along the GST in either the Barnagh [10 mile round trip] or Ardagh [5 mile round trip].It is hoped to have a demonstration of electric bikes. Trail information on

ROAD near Kerry Ingredients just outside Listowel is in a very rough condition, because previous work was not carried our properly, now E300, 000 is being spent to rectify matters.

OVER 36,000 people were treated under the National Treatment Purchase Fund.

DYSLEXIA Awareness day will be held at the Desmond Complex on Saturday June 13th ,details from 069 62222.

EVENTS: Lough Derg pilgrimage begins on May 30th, details from 068 31232; Gaelscoil Listowel are launching a book at the Library on Thursday May 28th at 7pm; May 31st World no Tobacco Day; Walk on Mount Brandon on Sunday May 31st, details from 1850 566 466; Concert in aid of Mounthawk Kenya Project will take place in St. John’s church Tralee on Friday, May 29th at 8pm; Arthritis information will be available at Ballybunion Library on May 29th between 2 and 4pm, details from 087 6723 442, or call 1890 252 846; Bloom all day at the Square in Tralee on Sunday May 31st; June 1st Bank Holiday Women’s Mini Marathon will be held in Dublin; Soccer, Bulgaria v Ireland on June 6th; AIB in Listowel have Photo Journalism Display till June 5th; Tarbert House is now open to the public, Monday to Saturday; An event remembering famous Irish Women of old, with poetry, song and music will be held at Muckross House on Friday May 29th starting just after 7pm, details from 064 6670 144; Cuckoo is singing in the local bogs, but the corncrake is silent for many years now; Memorial Day in America was held on Monday May 25th; Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from Limerick runs from June 21st to June 26th
061 314111; Moorepark Food Research Centre open day is on June 9th;
MINISTER Martin Cullen TD Minister for Sports, Arts and Tourism will officially open the all weather pitch in Abbeyfeale Town Park on Thursday May 28th at 3pm.

ELECTION Fever is raising by the day, the work ethic of the candidates in canvassing is an example at what can be done with dedication. Ask candidates for Europe about EU’s trade policies, lobbying transparency, big business accountability, financial market regulation, what about decentralise EU jobs to the regions, to counter pull to the centre by business.

AGM of Newtownsandes Co-op takes place at the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Wednesday May 27th at 8pm.

AGM of North Kerry Harriers takes place at the Railway Bar in Ballybunion on May 28th at 8pm.

RAIN and more rain is the constant torment to stockmen, some fields are very badly poached, causing distress to both man and beast. A few farmers with well drained reclaimed bog are coping better than most. Last Saturday almost every farmer at the mart in Abbeyfeale was looking at the few bales on display only to find that they were all sold as soon as the arrived.

MARRIAGE took place at the Church of Prince of Peace Fossa of Betty O Carroll of Moyvane South and Ger O Connell of Mountcollins. The ceremony was performed by Fr Liam O Connell. Best man was Thomas Kirwin. Bridesmaid was Kristine O Carroll. The reception was held at the International Hotel in Killarney.

BEST of Luck to the Kerry Riding Club members who will compete at the RDS in August, the team includes Gerard Leahy Eileen Pierse, Louise Brassil and Eleanor o Donoghue.

KDYS are holding their Moyvane summer camp between 6th & 10th July and in Listowel between 13th & 17th July. Camps are for all 10 to 13yr olds, more information from 068-23744

MEMORIAL to Irish orphan girls from Ireland at Hyde Park Barracks in Sydney Australia, local names include, Mary Brandon of Ballylongford; Margaret Buck Dromcollogher; Mary Conway , Listowel; Mary Ann Connor, Kenmare; Mary Ann Fitzgerald, Ballingarry; Bridget Keating, Feenagh; Eileen Leary, Cleary, Limerick; Mary McCarthy, Kerry; Mary McCarthy, Kilajer, Kerry; Eileen McGillacuddy, Dingle; Bridger McMahon, Rathkeale; Catherine Moriarty, Tralee; Mary Moriarty, Dingle; Ann Merriman, Cork; Mary O Brien, Glin; Catherine O Donnell, Limerick; Nora O Brien Glin; Winifred Pearce, Ballyduff; Ellen Shanahan, Ballingarry; Mary Shanahan, Rathkeale; Margaret Simmonds, Kilmallock; Joan White, Glin; Bridget Woods, Glin.

DATES: Poet Tom Moore was born on May 28th 1779, he died aged 73 years in Wiltshire. Johnny Patterson died in Tralee May 31st 1889. Son of Napoleon 3rd was killed in South Africa by Zulu’s on June 1st 1879, he was training with the British Army at the time. Margaret Anna Cusack the Nun of Kemare was born in Dublin on June 5th 1899. Died on June 5th 1829 aged 51years, Sir Humphrey Davy, the man who invented the miner’s safety lamp.

ROSARY will be said at Knockanure Church on Tuesday evenings during May; The Rosary will be recited before Mass in Moyvane during the month of May,

Clounmacon Grotto on Friday nights at 8pm, Rosary each evening at 7.30pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Abbeyfeale.

ROSARY Rally at Knock will take place on Saturday, June 6th Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Coaches leave Tralee at 7am, more information from 066 7124519.

Legion of Mary Pilgrimage from Abbeyfeale to Knock on Sat. 6th June to mark the centenary of the birth of Father Peyton the Rosary Priest, details Peg Murphy at 068 31232.

THOUGHT: “No man has ever risen to the real stature of spiritual manhood until he has found that it is finer to serve somebody else than it is to serve himself.” – Woodrow Wilson

POPE: The World Day for Social Communications was held on Sunday last May 24th ,Pope Benedict asked that cyberspace be a place that promotes a “culture of respect, dialogue and authentic friendship where the values of truth, harmony and understanding can flourish.” ANNIVERSARIES: Bridie Doody, Michael Murphy, Catherine Stack, Seamus Flaherty, P. J. Bambury, John Shanahan, Elisabeth Doyle, Tom O Connor, Sr. Teresa Stack, Jack McCarthy, John B Keane, MASS for the week, Wed. 27th Knockanure at 8.00pm for Jerry Enright; Thurs. 28th in Knockanure at 8.00pm for Tom Lynch; Fri. 29th at 8.00pm for Michael Mulvihill, Sat.30th at 8.00pm for Michael Flaherty;

Sun. 31st at 10.00am in Knockanure mass for Timothy, Hanna & John and the deceased members of the Flaherty Family and the 11.00am mass in Moyvane is for Hanna Doyle & the deceased members of the Doyle Family

FIRST Holy Communion in Moyvane is on Saturday 30th at11.00am. LITURGY Group meets on Tuesday 26th May in the Presbytery at 8.30pm.

READERS: Vigil, =DAna Fitzmaurice & Elaine Hudson;

11am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 10am Brenda Clancy & Anne Stack.

ADORATION: Moyvane Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Adoration in Abbeyfeale each evening Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm. Eucharistic Procession takes place in Listowel on Sunday 14th June.

ORDAINED: Fr. Sean Maher who was recently ordained is expected to offer Mass in Listowel on Saturday 6th June at 7.30pm.