Knockanure Notes — 24th September, 2017

DIGITAL Skills for Citizens, free computer and internet training, will take place at Listowel Community Centre beginning Friday, 29th Sept. For more information or to book your place, call Enda on 089 420 7708.

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS: Next Fri 29th in Duagh. Thurs 5th Oct in Knockanure and Fri 6th Oct in Moyvane.

CONGRATULATIONS to Mike Leahy of Knockanure and Manhattan who recently won the Listowel Celtic Lotto.

MOYVANE YOUTH CLUB are holding their AGM on Wed 4th October in the Marian Hall at 8pm. A new committee will be put in place at that meeting. If the required number of leaders (volunteers) are not found the Youth Club will not go ahead this year.

DRAW: There was no winner of the 5000 euro Knockanure GAA Lotto jackpot for Friday 22nd September. Numbers drawn were 9, 10, 16, 22. Lucky dip winners of 25 euro each were; 1. John Long, c/o Kevins; 2. Billy Leahy, Trien; 3. Donal Enright, Enright’s Bar, Moyvane; 4. Noelle Devlin, Glin, and 5. Tom Condon, Aughrim, Moyvane. Next draw to be held on Friday 29th September with jackpot rising to 5100 euro.

TEA DANCE: Tea dancing resumes on Sunday, October 8 at Fr. Casey’s. Dancing to Paddy Quilligan from 3-6pm. Teas served. This is a fund raiser for WL102fm organised by the Wednesday Club.

LEARN TO DANCE WITH JOSEPHINE: Classes in sets, waltzing, foxtrots etc start in the Top of the Town, Athea on Monday, September 25from 8.30-10.30pm , Tuesdays in the Railway and Wednesdays starting this Wednesday, September 27 in Fr. Casey’s learn sets from 8.30 – 10.30pm. Further information from 087 09267037.

BAKING: Kearney’s Home Baking is listed as a Finalist in the Irish Food Awards ‘Blas na hÉireann. The winner will be announced onSeptember 30th.

GLÓRACH FILM NIGHTS: Next up is ‘Singing in the Rain’ which will be screening on Wednesday, October 4 at 8 pm.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Thursday 5th October 2017 at 9:30am – 1pm A FREE workshop on supporting healthy family life Babies/Toddlers are welcome to attend.

CHOIR: Listowel Folk Group, meet every Thursday night in the KDYS, Upper Church St. from 7.30pm. to 8.30pm. We are currently recruiting new members to join us. Please come along to the KDYS Centre on a Thursday night as we would love and appreciate any new members. Ballylongford Folk Choir would welcome new members. Practice every Thursday night at 9pm. The adult church choir Abbeyfeale will resume rehearsal on Wednesday, September 27 at 8pm in the Church,

BINGO: Fundraiser Bingo in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford 23rd Sept. after 7 o’clock mass in aid of a lift for the Hall.

BEST Wishes to Eddie Browne on winning his 2017 All-Ireland Minor Medal.

CONGRATULATIONS to Christina Ahern of Athea and Noel Brosnan of Templeglantine on their recent marriage, the brides grandmother is from Knockanure.

TOASTMASERS on Thurs 28th Sept. at 8pm. in the Arms Hotel. Open night takes place on Thurs 12th Oct. All welcome. Further details contact 087 2193670. West Limerick Toastmasters will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, October 4 at 8pm in the Desmond Complex NCW.

COOKERY: Being Creative with Leftovers – a cookery demonstration with Mark Doe will take place in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee at 8pm on Thursday 28th Sept. This event is free and all are welcome. Please register in advance at 064 663 244. This initiative is a diocesan response to Pope Francis’ Laudato Si challenge “whenever food is thrown out, it is as if it were stolen from the table of the poor”.

COACH TO KNOCK: Dominican Pilgrimage Sunday October 8th leaving Tralee at 7.30am. Contact O’Sheas on 066 7180123 to book a place.

SYMPATHY: To Eileen Scanlon & family, Leitrim West on the death of her brother-in-law

Timothy O’Connell, Knockbrack, Knocknagoshel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Maeve Goulding, Michael Kiely, Tom Dillon, Con McMahon, Jim Hudson, Brendan O’Carroll, Catherine Mulvihill, Paddy Leahy, Tom Fitzgerald, Mike Lynch, Mossie Culhane, Bridget Dillane, Michael Joe Enright, Patsy Byrne, Gerard Relihan, Peg Flaherty, Rosaleen Galvin, Jackie Hassett, Fr. Tim Buckley, Bridie Pelican, Mass in Moyvane Wed 27th at 7.30pm for Gerard & Joan McEnery; Thurs 28th at 7.30pm for Mikey Joe Enright, & Deceased of the Enright Family ; Fri 29th 7.30pm for Nellie O’Connor, Glin Road; Sat 30th at 7.30pmfor Mike Lynch, Leitrim Middle and Sun 1st at 11.00am for Charlie Brosnan & Deceased of the Brosnan family, Barragougeen. Mass Knockanure Sun 1st at 10.00am for Timothy O’Connell, Knocknagoshel (Rec Dec) Brother-in-law to Eileen Scanlon, Leitrim West.

CONCERT: On Tuesday 28th Nov at 8pm, Moyvane will be having a Super Concert with the Three Tenors and Guests. They will provide us with Advent, Christmas and Secular music and songs, more details later.

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY IRELAND WALK: Sunday morning walk in aid of muscular dystrophy Ireland will take place on Sunday, October 15from Loughill Resource Centre, Loughill at 11.30 am. Distance 5km or 10km.. All proceeds go to MDI. Sponsorship card’s available or register on the day. Further details from 0877539926.

SAMARITANS “You can’t underestimate the power of listening” Volunteer with us, come along to our information evenings Saturday 30th Sept. at 12noon / Sunday 1st Oct. at 3pm. and Monday 2nd at 7.30pm, at our centre, 43/44 Moyderwell, Tralee.

SHANNONSIDE WOMENS GROUP – Clothes collection will take place on Thursday 12th Oct. from 8 to 10am in the church carpark. All clothing, bags, boots, curtains etc. are all acceptable but no duvets or pillowcases. All proceeds in aid of St. Mary’s Church Tarbert.

LISTOWEL GIRL GUIDES are enrolling new members-girls of 10-14 years on Mon. 25th Sept at 6pm in Presentation Primary School. Places limited. Come along for more information.

ALZHEIMER’S DAYCARE RESPITE Are you a caring person, do you have time to spare? We are looking for volunteers to help out in the Alzheimer’s Day care Respite based at Listowel Family Resource Centre. For further details contact Bridie 068-23584/086-8556431.

BAKING: Kearney’s Home Baking is listed as a Finalist in the Irish Food Awards ‘Blas na hÉireann. The winner will be announced onSeptember 30th.

ST JOHN’S: Tues 26th, A Man Called Ove – Film Club. Directed by Hannes Holm, a Norway/Sweden film preaching togetherness as the key to happiness and strikes a delicate balance between barking mad comedy and melodrama. In association with Access Cinema.

Fri 29th Dubliner’s Women. A play based on three short stories from James Joyce’s “Dubliners”. Eveline, Clay and the boarding house shines a light on the lives of women in an old fashion storytelling style that is touching, funny and performed with gusto by a marvellous cast of three, featuring Katie O Kelly, Madi O Carroll and Gordan Quigley.

Sat 30th Danny O Mahony, Tony Linnane, Mick Conneely

The best of traditional with Danny, All Ireland champion accordion player from Ballyduff, Tony Linnane – fiddle and Mick Conneely – bouzouki and fiddle. Details from 068 22566.

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL, will have their Open Night on Wed 4th Oct from 5p.m. – 8p.m.. All are welcome.

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE Open Night on Thurs 28th Sept. 2017 from 7.30pm to 9pm. Meet the teachers and view the fantastic facilities within the school. All are welcome.

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL open night Thurs 26TH Oct 7pm-9.30pm

BECOME A TRÓCAIRE VOLUNTEER and help make a difference for some of our world’s most vulnerable people. We are currently looking for volunteers in the Diocese of Kerry. Interested in finding out more? Please get in touch with Janet Twomey on 021-4275622.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a ‘Cartoon Capers’ workshop with Author and Illustrator Alan Nolan for children aged 8-12 yrs on Thursday November 2nd (Mid Term) at 10.30 AM. The workshop is part of the Children’s Book Festival which runs in Libraries all over Ireland in October / November this year. Advance booking is necessary by calling Listowel Library on 068-23044. This is a free event.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Thursday 5th October 2017 9:30am – 1pm A FREE workshop on supporting healthy family life Babies/Toddlers are welcome to attend with family members Book in now and enjoy a FREE ‘mini’ massage before the event begins! Speakers Mary O Dwyer Speech & Language Therapy Manager HSE

“Supporting, encouraging and promoting language in babies and toddlers” Lorraine Hanlon, Play Therapist

“Supporting Babies & Children through Play” Dr Ann Horgan Consultant Psychiatrist HSE

“Well Being for Mom and Family” Anne O Donnell Coiscéim

“Complimentary Therapies for Moms and Babies” Information stands on the day include: HSE, Dr Maher Products, Natalie Curtin Reflexology, Listowel FRC, Maggie Large HerbalLife ,Nathalie Thornton Complimentary Therapies. Goodie bags for all moms!! Please contact Listowel FRC on 068-23584 Free Workshop but please book your place

NORTH KERRY OLDER PERSONS MAINTENANCE SERVICE provides a low cost home maintenance and minor repair service to senior members of North Kerry. For more information please call 068 23429 or 0873776724.

DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY – How Can Parish Support Family Life? – Sunday 15 October in The Brandon Hotel, Tralee. Registration at 2pm, starting at 2.30 pm concluding with light supper at 6 pm.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed. Sept. 27th, 7.00pm-8.30pm;The Practise of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford (2 Weeks) September 28th to 5th October from 7-9 p.m. Contact Centre0667134276

REKINDLING THE PIONEER FLAME: Woodlands House Hotel Adare Sunday 1st October. Registration 10.30 a.m. Further Info: 0872852155/0863642619.

GARDENING COURSE: Have you an interest in Gardening or Landscaping. A Horticulture QQI Level 4 Course is starting at the LCETB centre, Abbeyfeale in September please contact 06831198 for further details.

REUNION OF CLASS OF ’84. Did you sit your Leaving Certificate at St. Josephs Secondary School, Abbeyfeale in 1984 or were you part of that class along the way? If so, do join us at our reunion celebrations on Friday night October 20 @ 8pm, in "The Winners Circle Bar”. Tickets €10 to cover finger food and DJ. Please reply before Friday October 6 bytext to any of the following numbers: Annette 087 2025359, Maura 085 8473160, Christiane 087 9421608 or Mary 087 2724388.

COMMUNITY ADDICTION STUDIES COURSE: A course will run in NCW from Wednesday, October 11 for 13 weeks, it costs €50 and is free to those on a social welfare benefit. The course aims to give families, individuals, community workers the tools to deal with and the understanding of drugs and alcohol in their community. An open evening will be held at the offices of West Limerick Resources on Wednesday, October 4 at 7pm. For further information contact Dearbhla 069 66293.

GOD HAS NO COUNTRY AT GLÓRACH: The extraordinary story of the actions of Kerryman Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, who defied the fascists during World War II, will be brought to the stage in the one-man play,God has no Country by Killarney man Donal Courtney. Through the actions of O’Flaherty, many lives were saved and it will be an intriguing experience to see this tale told on stage. The play will be coming to the Glórach Theatre on the evening of Thursday, September 28 at 8.30pm, with a Q and A session afterwards. Booking is essential at 0871383940.

FOOD BANK OPENS: From Friday, September 22 the Street Life Food Bank will provide food for families and individuals in West Limerick. The Bank will be open on Fridays at the Newcastle West Bible Fellowship, North Quay from 10am. If you or someone you know is struggling to feed their family then the Street Life Food Bank is there to help. Further information from 086 2157975.

BUS TO FAMILY FUN DAY: Limerick Diocese launches its preparations for World Meeting of Families 2018 with a ‘Free Family Fun Afternoon’ in the grounds of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on Sunday October 8. There will be marching bands and a mobile farm, youth activities and child-friendly events, water zorbs and climbing walls, musical acts every hour and quiet prayer spaces, all brought together in a family Mass at 4pm on the steps of the Tara building in Mary I. A bus is being organised to travel to this event from Abbeyfeale, tel. the sacristy on (068)51915 during mass times or contact Fr. Tony Mullins with the names of family members interested in travelling.

BOOK: Liam O’Mahony launched his book Limerick and Kerry Railway Twilight Years at Newcastle West Library on Friday, September 22, launched by author Patrick O’Connor from Newcastle West. It is 150th anniversary of the coming of the railway to Newcastle West.

AWARE: weekly meetings are held in Tralee: Tuesdays at the CDP building, Rock Street at 8pm.

Killarney: 7.30pm Mondays, KDYS. Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary.

KERRY SUSTAINABLE ENERGY CO-OP: invites you to an information evening on renewable energy. Tuesday September 26th from 6.30pm to 8pm in Tralee Library, Moyderwell.

HUMAN LIFE INTERNATIONAL: Two pro-life world-renowned experts, Dr. Angela Lanfranchi and Prof Priscilla Coleman from the USA will speak on the link between abortion and breast cancer and abortion’s harmful effects on women’s mental health on Sat 30th Sept in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin 8 (near Huston Station) 9.30am to 4pm. Entry €20.

A DAY FOR LIFE 2017: Sunday Oct 1st. Leaflets available in Churches. Log onto

THOUGHT: I refuse to allow the bullies of my past or the bullies of today to stop me from voicing my opinion with grace and tactfulness and sharing my faith with love and respect. Like the lone brave man who stood before hundreds of tanks on Tiananmen Square, I will stand firm for freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the freedom to speak my mind. I will hold firm, and I will not surrender to the bullies of political correctness, news agencies with political agendas, and those who consider me their enemy just because I disagree with their beliefs. Katherine Walden

RELIGIOUS FAITH AND PSYCHOLOGICAL MATURITY develop in stages. Both affect one another. Each stage sets the foundation for the next. Come and study the stages of Religious Faith and Psycho-social development. Learn at what stage a child, teenager, young adult, middle adult, and older adult should be. Religious Faith and Emotional maturity impact each other. Study why some people get stuck in a particular stage and don’t develop further. All are welcome. Classes, 7.00-8.30, beginning on Tuesday next, September 26th in the Parish Meeting Room. Instructor: Fr. Sean O. Sheehy, Ed.D.

OFFICIAL FAMILY PRAYER CARDS: available at the back of both Churches. We will be praying this prayer at Masses and you are invited to pray this prayer in the family home. For any further information on the World Meeting of Families log on to

PAPERS: Saline Observer, 2 October 1947

As top government officials in Washington prepared information on the food price situation for President Truman’s study, upon his arrival home last weekend from his, South American trip, costs of some food items in several cities made new advances. In three of the country’s major cities—New York, Chicago and Washington—officials planned or studied proposals to inaugurate meatless days in an attempt to curb the skyrocketing prices. Urge Meatless Days In the nations, capital the District of Columbia commissioners urged residents to observe voluntarily two meatless days a week. There were similar plans proposed in New York, affecting hotels and restaurants. Chicago’s Mayor Martin H. Kennelly was to confer with food industry leaders to discuss ways to combat the rising food prices, including the possibility of starting voluntary meatless days. Note the Mayors ancestors are believed to be from Ballylongford.

Clare Sentinel (1892), 20 July 1894

Niagara’s Water ‘Power. A lively discussion is going on among electricians on the subject of the long distance transmission of Niagara water power. Early in May there appeared in a leading electrical journal an article in which Prof. E. J. Houston and Mr. A. E. Kennelly went elaborately into the question of how far the water power of the falls could be transmitted by electricity. The gist of their contention was that the power of Niagara Falls can be transmitted to a radius of 200 miles cheaper than it can he produced at any point within that range by steam engines of the most economical type, with coal at $3 per-ton; furthermore that “given a sufficiently large output, it might be commercially advisable to undersell large steam powers at twice this distance with no profit, in order to reduce the general expense upon delivery nearer home.” The article attracted wide attention not only among electrical engineers, but also in lay circles, and was promptly noticed by newspapers throughout the country. Dr. G. E. Emery, an eminent engineer replied to the article by a series of figures and statistics which went to show that Messrs. Houston and Kennelly had overestimated some of the points on which their conclusions were based, and underestimated others. For instance, the Houston-Kennelly estimate regarding the cost of the hydraulic works is $17.60 per horse power, as against Dr: Emery’s $140 per horse power. The former quotes Prof. Forbes, the electrical engineer of the Cataract Company, as testifying that “there can be little doubt that the efficiency • of our dynamos .may reach, at least, 98 per cent,”

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