Knockanure Notes – 24th October, 2010

COMHALTAS:  Moyvane / Knockanure Comhaltas Anybody interested in taking part in Ceol an Gheimhridh Competitions in Tralee on the weekend of Sat. 13th and Sun. 14th November should contact Bridget McCarthy at 068 49489 after 6.00pm. Entries no later than Tuesday 26th October. Two categories only U 13 and 13 – 17 years. The A.G.M. takes place on Saturday 30th October at the Marian Hall at 8.30pm. All are welcome.

COMMUNITY Centre Knockanure  has now acquired a Defibrillator. The committee is requesting volunteers to train in the use of this life saving equipment. If you are interested please contact Mary at the centre on 068 49799 between 9.30am and 1.00pm, Mon. to Fri.

AEROBICS & Body Conditioning Classes at Knockanure Community Centre, continue on Wed. 3rd Nov. from 8 – 9pm. Exercise to music classes, build your fitness and tone key areas at the same time. Fun fast fitness for all levels. Contact Maggie 087 9866533.

PARTY: A Halloween Party will be held at Knockanure Community Centre on Saturday 30th October at 7pm. Presenting “Magic Moonshine” the Magician, All enquiries to Mary at 068 49799.

CLASS: Felting Class with Mairead Sharry O Connor at the Seanchai Literary Centre on Monday 1st November at 11 am. For information ring 087 9229778 or email [email protected]

SUMMER Time ends on Oct. 31st. So far this year we are having wonderful weather, grass is still growing and land is in good condition.

CARDS: Progressive 41 card drive will be held at Listowel Emmet’s Clubhouse every Wed. at 9pm.

FOOD Fair in Listowel from 4th to 7th of November, a large programme is planned including sports day at the Listowel Community Centre on Nov. 5th and Food and Craft Fair on Sunday Nov. 7th.

MACRA are looking for extra members, details from 087 776 4154.

LIAM Lawton: will perform on Sunday, December 19th at 8pm in St. John’s Church. Tralee.

 EVENTS: Bingo in the Marian Hall every Thursday night; Opening Dairy Sale at Listowel Mart on Wed. 27th Oct.;  Parents Plus Programme will begin in Duagh on Oct. 27th , details from 087 9114 869; Autism Support Group meeting will be held at the Abbeygate Hotel on Oct. 27th at 8.15pm, more from [email protected]  ; Kerry Film Festival runs from Oct. 30th to Nov. 6th;  Padraig O Conchubhair was due to talk on the Fenians on Tuesday Oct. 26th at 7.30pm in Tralee Library; Horse Fair in Castleisland on Nov. 1st always a great day; Killarney Library are host to a soap Box competition on Wind Energy on Nov. 2nd at 7pm; Irish Language classes at St Patrick’s Hall in Listowel begin on Nov. 9th , details from 068 43488;  Oireachtas na Samhna in Killarney from 27th to 31st Oct.; Killarney National Park Education Centre Environmental Camp for 7- 12 year old from Tuesday, October 26th to   Friday, October 29th, more from 064 6635960; Ballybunion Food and Craft Fair is on Oct. 31st, more from 087 2910 586; Ceili will be held at Tournafulla on Fri. Nov. 5th, starting at 9.30pm; Listowel Community Games Awards Night at the Mermaids on Nov. 5th; Scor na nOg under 17 competition is on Nov. 6th; IT Tralee open day Fri. Nov. 12th; Toastmasters meeting at the Desmond Complex NCW on the night of Nov. 3rd; O Riordan’s Pharmacy are celebrating their 5th Birthday with special events on Oct. 30th;

AGM of ICMSA will be held at Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick on Fri. 29th Oct. 2010, the AGM dinner follows at 7.45pm, details from 061 31 4677.

SINGING Weekend will be held at Abbeyfeale from Nov. 5th to 7th 2010, opening concert at Fr Casey Clubhouse on Friday Nov. 5th among the performers is Gabriel Fitzmaurice, more from 087 205 5051.

SIAMSA: Festival at Siamsa from Thurs. 28th to Sunday 31st of Oct. Film on Christie Hennessy on Oct. 30th; Documentary on old phone boxes called Bye Bye Now will be shown on Nov. 5th at 5pm, more from 066 712 3055.

I. C. A. Line Dancing classes at the Marian Hall at 8.30pm. Christmas Shopping to Cork is on Wednesday 1st December. Contact Eileen Roche on 068 49337. ICA Centenary Dinner at the Skellig Hotel on Nov. 6th. ICA Centenary Exhibition is being held at Collins Barracks Dublin till end of 2010. I.C.A. County Celebration night out at Ballygarry Hotel, Tralee on Sunday 12th Dec. All are welcome especially former members. Contact any I.C.A. for more information.

WOMEN in Farming Group meet every second Wednesday night in the Respond Community Centre, Baile O’Dubhda, John B. Keane Rd, Listowel at 8.30pm. The next meeting will be held on October 27th, details 0879096916.

HEALTH: EATING, Anorexia Nervosa/Emotional Overeating What can a family do?  An information evening for parents and concerned adults will take place on Thursday, October 28th at Manor West Hotel from 7pm  to 9pm.

VISA: American Diversity Visa Lottery now open, 50,000 cards available, closing Nov. 3rd 2010.

SOCIAL: Newtownsandes Creamery Social will be held at the Arms Hotel Listowel on Friday 19th of November, tickets available at the creamery office.

ICMSA are celebrating their 60th Anniversary this year, they are holding their Social at the Carlton Hotel in Tralee on Nov. 5th.

PIONEERS Social will be held at Killarney Heights Hotel on Fri. 12th Nov.

STUDIES: Addiction Studies course commencing Thursday, November 4 for 12 weeks, at Desmond College, Newcastle West, contact [email protected] or 061 442108.

NOMINATE a Silver Surfer for an award, at your local 3Store, closing date is 29th Oct. 2010, details from [email protected]

FESTIVAL in Moyvane last weekend included  “The Boro Buffet”, “The Vintage Rally” with Craft Fair & County Market; Youth Club Walk, Dog Show  and Variety Concert ; Hunt; U16 County Champions Feale Rangers V Shannon Rangers, Charity Match North. Kerry V West Limerick and Rambling House. Sunday last was a wonderful sunny day, crowds were at the Vintage and Dog Show, it was a great Parish Day where anyone who wanted to meet locals and support and view work of local artists and artisans had every opportunity.

BEST Wishes to Sabrina Waugh and Joachim Woods who were married at St Patrick’s Church Bandon on Saturday last October 23rd 2010. The reception was held at Dromhall Hotel Killarney. Joachim is son of Ann Flynn and Jerry Woods of Knockanure Village.

FRENCH Language Classes for Young People at The Seanchai Centre, Listowel, commencing on Saturday 30th October. Junior Classes and Leaving Certificate Programme .To book or make enquiries contact Oonagh @ (087) 1689049.

BUS to Cork University Hospital, details from 066 719 5560 between 9.30am and 2pm.

POST 32 is a new organisation for veterans of UN missions, details from [email protected]

HEADSTONES; The Glasnevin Trust is appealing for the relatives of 43 Irish men and women who fought in passed wars and are buried in unmarked graves in Glasnevin to come to an unveiling ceremony on Remembrance Day, November 11th.

USA Army; Ferdinand Edwin De Courcy, born 12/24/1836 in Ballylongford Kerry; died 3/28/1912 Private Corporal and Sergeant K company Second Infantry 22 December 1857 to 22 June 1861 Second Lt. 13 Infantry 14 May 1861 First Lt 24 Oct. 1861. Regimental Adjutant 1st Oct 1862 to 12 Nov 1864. Captain 21st  November 1865 Retired with rank of Major 24 Feb 1891.

John Driscoll born 1837 in Kerry entered Army as a drummer boy at age 12 in 1849, Private corporal Sergeant and First Sergeant A company First Artillery 12 June 1855 to 28 June 1864 Second Lt. Second Infantry 7 June 1864 transferred to First Artillery 22 August 1864 first Lt. 1 December 1865 Mustered out 5 December 1870

WAR 1; Captain Jerome Walsh – Disembarked 24th  Sep. 1919 -, France – Catholic Chaplain. Ref. Public Record Office (WO 374/71550). He served in the British Army for 4 years, 3 months. He was son of Timothy Walsh in 1878 at Coolaclarig, Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland. His parents were Thomas Walsh & Hanora Buckley. He was in the Franciscan Order of priests and Jerome was his religious name. (source: Martin Kennelly  nephew)

Major F. H. B O’Connor killed in war 10/02/1916 of   Abbeyfeale ; Thomas George O’Sullivan, War death        03/09/1918 .

LEGION:  A Mass will be held for American Veterans who served in the American Forces, Army, Navy and Air Corp who are buried in Rath Cemetery.  This will take place on Saturday, November 20th at 1.30pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass.  Some graves have been identified but any help from people who might have relations and friends buried at Rath that have not been identified would be appreciated.  Contact Joe on 7124655, Mossie on 7181277 or Rico on 7137051.

WAR 11: Benjamin Stephen Bernard Johnston, born in Ardfert in 1912. Stephen married Joyce Baron in 1937.  During the War he flew “Pathfinders” in the RAF and was awarded the RFC and the AFC. More from

BANKS: Benjamin Maturin Johnston born at Ramelton, Donegal in 1849. He worked in the Bank of Ireland, in Tralee and several other Banks around the country established the Bank of Ireland in Listowel. He married Christina Stapleton in Newcastle West in 1876, she was born 1849 in Jersey. Benjamin died 1928. His sister Emma lived with him in Listowel and died there.

STARS: European  astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope  have examined the very faint glow of a galaxy they have found and they are seeing it when the Universe was only about 600 million years old .

SCIENCE week takes place from November 7th to 14th, the theme this year is ‘our place in space’,

EURObarometer survey says 43 percent of Europeans are not connected to the internet. In Ireland, 62 percent of households have an internet connection, with 54 percent on broadband.

 US National Historical Publications and Records Commission are  to make freely available online the historical documents of the Founders of the United States.

SAFETY Issues;  Two recent fatal crashes, in New York and Georgia, involving 15 seater passenger vans, that rolled over and killed 10 passengers have alerted people to danger of these vans.

THERE is a false sense of self-protection in harbouring an offence. It keeps you from seeing your own character flaws, because the blame is deferred to another, says John Bevere.

DEATH took place in Listowel Hospital on Sunday 17th October 2010 of Jack Dore of Carrueragh, Kilmorna. His brother Ned and Sister Mary survive him. Following Requiem Mass celebrated by Canon Declan O Connor in Listowel Church on Tuesday 19th October 2010 Jack Dore was laid to rest with generations of his ancestors at Knockanure Old Churchyard. Jack was aged 72 years and was son of Davie Dore of Carrueragh and Ellen Sweeney of the Glen.

DEATH took place on October 20th 2010 of  Norrie Donegan, nee Gilbert of Moybella, Lisselton she was , pre-deceased by her husband Stephen and son Billy, Norrie is survived by  daughters Kay and Mary, sons Mike, Stevie,  Gerard who lives at Kilbaha, Moyvane,  brother Moss Joe Gilbert, sister Mary and sister in law Sr. Rita Donegan in Castleisland. Requiem Mass in St. Teresa’s Church, Ballydonoghue on Saturday October 23rd for Norrie Donegan was celebrated by Fr Lawlor P.P. Lisselton assisted by Fr Nolan, Fr McMahon, Fr Kennelly, Fr Twomey and Fr Healy. Ballydonoghue Church Choir and the Donegan Family sang the Hymns. Several solo songs and instrumental music added to the ceremony. Norrie Donegan was laid to rest at Killahenny Cemetery, Ballybunion beside her husband Stephen who died in February 1981. Norrie born 1923 was daughter of Mick Gilbert and Mollie McMahon. She was involved in Comhaltas, ICA and the Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine.

DEATH has taken place of Nora STACK, (née Kenrick) of Clounlehard, Ballyhahill. Nora was laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard following Requiem mass at Ballyhahill Church on Thursday October 21st 2010. Nora is survived by her husband Pat who was a native of Gortdromosillihy, Moyvane. Sons P.J. and Tom, Daughters, Kay, Hazel, Linda, Rachel and Nora.

DEATH Took place on October 21st 2010 of Michael Flaherty of Ahacoora, Lixnaw, he was laid to rest at Kilfeighney Cemetery after Requiem Mass in Lixnaw Church. Michael was a great supporter of Vintage and Sports Days, his ancestor Doherty came from Moyvane.

ANNIVERSARY: Brother Dan Hayes, Matt O Connor, Fr Michael Stack, Teresa O Sullivan, Tony Mason, Hannah Connolly, Nuala Doige, Sr. Bridger McMahon, Kathleen Scully, Hannah Scanlon, Maureen Dowling, Catherine Connell, James O Connor; Mass on 28th at 7.30pm for Myles & Nora Kearney & Danny Cunningham; Mass on Fri. 29th at 7.30pm in Knockanure for Patrick Furlong at the request of his neighbours and friends in Coilagurteen; Mass on Sun. 31st at 10.00am in Knockanure for  Michael & Julia O’Sullivan, Trien and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Denis McEvoy & the deceased members of the McEvoy Family.

SAINT: Eucharistic Celebration to mark the Canonisation of Mary Mackillop will be held at Noon in St John’s Cathedral Limerick on Sunday Nov. 7th.

ADORATION: Moyvane Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm ; Adoration in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel Abbeyfeale each evening Monday to Friday from 6pm to  8pm, Rosary each evening at 7.30pm.

COMMUNION: If you are allergic to wheat you can receive from the chalice which is easily accessible on Sundays.

TIME: Evening Masses in the Parish will be at 7.30pm across the winter months .

COLLECTION: The shannonside no name club annual church gate collection will take place on weekend of 30/31st Oct. in Moyvane and Knockanure. Your support would be greatly appreciated. The no name club provides an alternative from drink and drugs culture for the young teens.

 BEREAVED: ‘Coping with Loss & Grief’.  A talk will be held in the Parish Centre Tralee on Wednesday, November 24th at 8pm.  All welcome.

MASS: Would you like a better understanding of the readings at Mass on Sunday?  Come to the Parish Centre Tralee on 4 Thursday nights, November 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th from 8pm – 9pm. Thurs.

HOLYDAY: Monday 1st November Feast of All Saints is a Holyday of Obligation. Masses Knockanure 10am, Moyvane 11am.

CHURCH: Training for Parish Pastoral Councils in the Seanchai Centre on Tuesday 26th at 8pm.

READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan; 11.00am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure 31st October Ann Stack & Brenda Clancy