Knockanure Notes – 25th April, 2010

TODDLER Group: Anyone interested in taking over the running of Knockanure Parent and Toddler Group from September 2010 At Community Centre Knockanure every Thursday morning from 10am to 12pm. Equipment provided toys, children cds, children table & chairs, cd player, kiddies slide, puzzles, jigsaws, storybooks rose petal cottage, babys swing and walker. Group Insurance paid up to January 2011. It would be great for the community to keep this group active. If anyone has any interested or questions, please contact before the end of June 2010, Eileen at  087 2950869.

CONFIRMATION in Listowel on Friday April 30th at 2pm.

POETRY Competition; Dan Keane Primary Schools Poetry Competition, closing date Friday 30th April’10, details from 068 21074.

BEST Wishes to Fr Philip O Connell P.P. Ballylongford on the Golden Jubilee of his Ordination.

MASS from Duagh will be broadcast by RTE on May 2nd ,9th and 16th at 10am, so mass time will be changed to 10am for three Sundays in Duagh to accommodate the live broadcasts.

ROAD at Abbeyfeale Mart is closed since Mid April, it would be nice to have warning signs well in advance, as idle driving is frowned on in the present green climate. The bridge over the Allaghaun is being repaired at present.

EVENTS: Organic Vegetable growing course will begin at Abbeyfeale on April 28th , details from 087 6866450; Moyvane ICA, AGM was due to be held on Tuesday night April 27th in the Marian Hall; Kerry Autism Action meeting will be held at Abbeygate Hotel on Wed. April 28th at 8.15pm; Support group for mental heath meet every Friday between 8pm and 9pm at Arbutus Hotel, Kilarney; cardiac support group will meet at Kerins O’Rahilly’s Clubhouse on Wednesday, April 28th at 8pm.  Guest Speaker  Anne Riordan of Irish Heart Foundation;Listowel Library are promoting Britannica online, for primary school children, details from the library; Eucharistic Procession public meeting will be held on Tuesday 4th May at 8.30pm. in the Community Centre (Town Park)Listowel; Listowel Family Resource Centre Annual General Meeting takes place on Tues. 11th May at 2 p.m. All are welcome, details from Jackie Landers at 068-23584; Fleadh by the Feale runs from April 29th to May 3rd, on Sunday May 2nn at 3pm Daisy Kearney and friends will be at the Convent Secondary School and also on Sunday night at the Convent Hall a celebrity concert will be held; Recordings of the Tullamore Fleadh can be viewed on RTE1 at 7.30pm over the coming Fridays; Nominations for Inspirational Life Awards close on 30th of April, details from 086 664 4406; Teen Spirit two will take place at  INEC, Killarney on Wednesday & Thursday, April 28th & 29th at 8pm.  Over 150 teenagers involved, more information from 087 6961851 or visit ; Cuckoo Walking Festival begins in Tarbert on Friday April 30th;De Dannan” Concert on Sunday 2nd May in the Convent Hall, Abbeyfeale more information from 068-31109; National Grandparents day in school takes place this year all over the country on April 30th; Ballydonoghue Bereavement Support Group will meet at Lisselton N.S. on Tuesday May 4th at 8pm, details from 068 23429; New Women’s Group for women living on farms will meet at 8.30pm every second Wednesday in Baile O Dubhda, John B Keane Road, Listowel, more information from 068 23429; Belfast City Marathon is on May 3rd; Killarney and District International Rally of the Lakes takes place on May 1st and Second; Drum Dance Fest at Siamsa May 1st and 2nd; Great Limerick run is on May 3rd; Toastmasters will meet at the Desmond Complex Newcastle West on Wed. May 5th;  Entries for the Colleen Bawn talent competition in Tarbert close on May 11th, details on Facebook; Kingdom County Fair is on May 9th;

FULL Moon on April 28th; We have had a fine spell of marvellous weather, the only thing is frost at night which retards growth. Heavy rain on Saturday night last should fuel growth. Some maize under plastic is being planted. The countryside is covered in many shades of green; the blackthorn is full of tiny white flowers while the furze bush is brilliant yellow. The swallows have arrived and the Cuckoo is singing at Kilbaha and Gortdromagowna again this year.

GROW: A talk and short film 400 Fruit Trees Project  will take place at the Carlton Hotel on Wednesday, April 28th from 8pm – 10pm   Speaker: Darach Ó Múrhcú, (Dingle Grow It Yourself group).  The evening will also include a question & answer session, information stalls, samples & produce for sale.

PILGRIMAGE: Night Vigil at Knock Friday May 7th , bus leaves Abbeyfeale at 5.30pm, details from 068 31232. Medjugorje Pilgrimage from May 7th – 14th, Details from  066 7122267. Lough Derg Pilgrimage June 5th to 7th, details from 068 31232. Annual pilgrimage to St Batt’s Well in Lisselton was held on Saturday last.

GREYHOUNDS: Concern is being expressed about the new Dog Breeding Establishments Bill, It will put extra red tape on greyhound breeders without bringing any benefit to the dogs.

ICA are celebrating their centenary with an exhibition at the National Library and a panel discussion on May 21st, Abbeyfeale woman Anne Maria Dennison who is President of the ICA will give a talk on the role of creative arts in the ICA. Their National Centenary Celebrations will be held in Wexford on May 6th and 7th.

PUNCHESTOWN Festival last week must leave racing fans exhausted; during these recessionary times it is hard to justify a week long distraction. Racing is on again at Limerick on May 3rd and Killarney on the 9th, 10th and 11th of May. Point to Point at Ballybunion on May 2nd.

WRITERS: Recent play Dacent Savage by Gerard Barrett brings to mind local writers.  Dan Keane Born Knockanure 1919 has a huge volume of writings, including this version of

Valley of Knockanure.
The bells of St. Bartholomew’s rang in the morning air,
The mission bells were pealing to summon souls to prayer,
Three rebel sons of Ireland their fear of danger shed,
To kneel before God’s altar and receive eternal bread.
Paddy Walsh and Paddy Dalton and their companion Dee,
Because they loved their Motherland they strove to set her free,
They little knew that morning what they shortly would endure,
As they took the road towards their last abode in the Valley of Knockanure.

Gabriel Fitzmaurice born in 1952 in  Moyvane,   He is ex principal of the primary school in Moyvane  village and is the author of many books. John Moriarty born in Moyvane in 1938,  He said “I went through libraries, I had been to the galleries and been to the concert halls and I was literally glutted with culture, I had to come out and put my head in a stream in a bog in Connemara and let it all wash out and start again and remake my mind.”

Edward F. Barrett (1869-1936),  Edward F. Barrett, an accountant, wrote plays in his spare time, one of which was produced at the Abbey Theatre in 1918, he married Nora Hunt of  Knockanure . Karen Marguerite Moloney USA her people from Knockanure. Other writers with close relationship with the Parish include; Fr Anthony Gaughan born 1932, Brendan Kennelly Born Ballylongford, Dan O Connor Born Knockanure .Dr Brendan Barrett  Poet ,Tom Moore 1779-1852 , Paddy Drury Born Knockanure 1859.,Fr Con O Keeffe ,Sir Arthur Vicars b.1864, William J Hudson  Florida, Tom Neville Stack, Fr Tim Leahy ,Woodview. Fr Joe Walsh born 1924 Moyvane .

Willie Finucane Born Knockanure. John Looney remembers Willie in song:
He gave us pleasure with his songs he sang them everywhere,
>From John B’s and Sheehy’s in Listowel to the harp in old Kildare.
He sang of fairs, the light and goats and topics quite obscure.
And Garda Kane felt the poet’s wrath in his raid in Knockanure.

FOUND: contractor cleaning out an old New Hampshire barn found seven reels of film including the only known copy of a 1913 silent film about Abraham Lincoln.

WINDLE: looking for any information on Thomas Wingle born Co. Kerry c1833 his wife Johanna O’Brien daughter of John or James O’Brien and Ellen Kissane born Co Kerry in 1836.
Thomas Wingle had a sister Hannah their parents were Michael Windle and Bridget  Moore Hannan. Hannah went to Canada in 1861.

TRIP: German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, are hosting an official Irish party to the forthcoming 14th International Passive House Conference in Dresden on the 28th-29th May 2010, details from 023 8842193.

Ozone protection regulations proposed in the US may cost $90 billion to their industries.

TURF cutting with machines is in full swing at present, the slean is idle for many a year now.

THOUGHT: Abraham’s steps of faith – He left all for God, left all with God, found all in God and yielded all to God, Anonymous. We remember families who are going through a stressful period at this time.

ADORATION Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Listowel, Adoration is continuing in the Adoration Chapel every Tuesday & Wednesday. 40 Hours Eucharistic Adoration will take place in St. Mary’s – Parish Church, Listowel from 8pm on Friday 30th April till midday Sunday 2nd May. Intention Pray for Priests. We are appealing to as many as possible to come and pray for the Healing of the Church in Ireland. It will be facilitated by 5 of the Friars from Moyross. There will be a sheet provided at the back of St. Mary’s Church, Listowel if anyone wishes to commit to 1 hour.

DEATH took place on April 16th 2010 of Rena McAuliffe nee Buckley of Courthouse Road, Listowel and late of Meenanare, Duagh. Rena is survived by her husband Maurice, son Mark, daughter Mary Louise and brothers Michael, Bernie and Tim. Requiem Mass for Rena McAuliffe was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Tuesday April 20th 2010.

DEATH took place on April 17th 2010 of Chris O Connor of Raheen and Glin Co Limerick, he is survived by his wife Margaret, sons Raymond and Steve, brothers Jerry, John, Thomas and Paul, sisters Teresa, Kay, Helen and Marion. His brother Michael predeceased Chris. Requiem Mass for Chris O Connor was celebrated in Glin Church on Friday April 23rd, he was laid to rest at Kilfergus Cemetery following mass.

DEATH took place in England of Brendan Carr of Moyvane, he went to England in 1961 and was last home when his mother Mary Enright Carr died 19 years ago, his father was Paddy Carr. Brendan who was aged 70 years is survived by his wife Margaret, siblings Timmy, Joe and Mairead; he was predeceased by his brother Mick of Ahalahanna, Moyvane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Kitty Moore, Kit Mahony, Michael O Connor, Patsy Barry, Paul McEvoy, Sr. Margaret Mary Morrissey, Margaret O Donnell, Madge Fitzmaurice, Joe Healy, Seamus McCloskey, Moss Galvin, Sr. Carmel Walsh, Peg Carmody; Mass on  Thurs. 29th at 7.30pm for Michael Mulvihill; Mass on Fri. 30th at 8.00pm for Gerard McEnery; Mass on Sat. 1st at 8.00pm for Dr. Timmy Stack; Mass on Sun. 2nd at 10.00am in Knockanure for Padraig McMahon an the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for  John Carmody.

Diocesan Collection on 1st & 2nd May for Kerry Mission Outreach.

READERS: Vigil John Corbett; 11.00am Jerry Duggan;

Knockanure 2nd May Kathy Kennelly & Mary Flaherty.

MAY Altar will feature again in many homes and a visit to the Blessed well was always a tradition in the Parish in May.

LITURGY Group Meeting on Wednesday 28th at 8.30pm The YOUTH Free; Diocese of Kerry has been offered 1 free place for a candidate on the Youth Ministry Studies Programme. This course is run over 8 weekends from May 2010 to November 2011 in Dublin. The Youth Ministry Studies Programme (Y.M.S.P) is an accredited training programme for all who are interested in working with and journeying with young people in a school, parish, 3rd level college or wider community setting. For further information on the course  for the free place please contact Edwina Gottstein at 064-6632644 or email [email protected]

CELEBRATION of Stillness, will take place in St. John’s Church Tralee on Tuesday, May 11th at 8pm.  Guest Speaker:  St Sr. Stan with music by Eoin Duignan & St, John’s Choir directed by Fr Pat Ahern.  Tickets in the Parish Centre Tralee, not available at the door on the night

WORLD Day of Prayer for vocations was on Sunday last, if you want to join the religious life contact 066 7133 169.

COLLECTORS in Church for May; Vigil Ita O Connell and Eddie Flaherty; 11am Julia Stack and Eileen Roche; Knockanure, Jeremiah Kennelly.