Knockanure Notes – 25th August, 2013

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC will take place on Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th August in the Listowel Arms Hotel from 6pm. to 9pm. 3000 units of blood are required every week. 1,000 people receive blood or a blood product every week. 1:4 of our population require blood at some point in their life.

BEST WISHES to Paul O Flaherty who training with the Irish Squad preparing for the 2016 Paralympics, which will be held in Brazil.

ACCOMMODATION OFFICE for Listowel Races is open from Monday- Friday 11:00- 13:00 and 14:00-16:00. Let us know if you are available to provide accommodation for Listowel Race week.  Located in the Seanchaí Centre, contact us on 068- 23036 or 068- 23037.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP resume their meeting in St. Patrick’s Hall Tuesday 3rd September 2013 from 2.30 to 4.30pm. Old and new members welcome.

RAMBLING HOUSE will take place in the Seanchaí Literary & Cultural Centre, The Square, Listowel on Thursday August 29th from 9 pm.  For more information tel. (068) 22212/57927.

MILFORD Care Centre, which provides care to some 1,250 patients a year, needs nearly €2m in public donations a year to keep their services.

CHILDREN: Busy bees Montessori /pre school would like to invite you to their official opening on Friday 30th August at 7pm in Moyvane national school. Come along to view our wonderful new pre-school facility where we cater for children aged 3 to 6 years. We look forward to seeing you there. Thanks Maria & Orla .

BIRTHDAY: Happy 98th Birthday to Liza Mulvihill, who was born in Moyvane in 1915, she now resides in St Ita’s Hospital.

LOTTO Results for 23rd August 2013. Jackpot was  E9,900, Numbers Drawn were 5-12-18 and 21, No Winner. Lucky Dips went to the following; M & P O Connor, c/o Kevin’s; Tom Harley, c/o John Barry; Tom O Connell, Woodford, Listowel; Doreen O Flaherty, Moher, Moyvane; Nora Dowling, c/o O Brien’s Bar; Bar Prize, Michael Meehan; This Weeks Jackpot is E10,000.

TRAIN: Blennerville to Lartigue Commemorative Kingdom Veteran, Vintage and Classic car run on Sunday 25th August 2013  followed the Tralee / Listowel Railway line, finishing at Lartigue Railway Museum, Listowel. This car run  marked the 60th anniversary of the closing of the Dingle railway which ran through Blennerville, it also marks the 50th anniversary of the cessation of daily passenger trains on the Tralee to Limerick line.

NICK Simmonds born USA, 30.12.1983, achieved, 1 x World Championships Silver medallist, 1 x Olympic Games finalist, 3 x World Championships finalist, 1 x Diamond League meeting winner. Nick Symmonds is in the top ten in the World for middle-distance running. He was spotted by local born  coach Tom Shanahan of Kilbaha a former  cross-country and middle-distance runner . Tom first met Nick while teaching in High School in Boise, Idaho. Tom went to the States himself about 21 years ago on a scholarship.

THE PIONEER ASSOCIATION celebrates its 115th birthday this year with an International Gathering Conference in  All Hallows College on September 28th and 29th,  bookings 01 8749464 For the full itinerary and more information email [email protected] or visit

CHURCH NEWS: Readers:- Vigil, Michelle Corridan,
11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely;  Knockanure, 10.00am Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.
Collectors for Sept. Vigil, Noreen O’Connell & Michael Liston,
11am, Mary Lynch & Kitty Windle; Knockanure Maurice Dowling.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Kennelly, John Canty, Edward Joe Nash, Mick Barrett, Shane Courtney, Denis O Sullivan, Peggy McElligott, William J Hudson, Sr. Evangelist Cantillon, Mary McLoughlin, Diarmuid Brandon, Tom Begley, Dan Ahern, Peter Lydon, Diana, Michael Griffin, Madeline Moloney, Mai Scanlon, Liam Nolan, Moss McGrath, David B Dillon; Mass on  Sat. 31st at 10.00am for  John P. Walsh, Months Mind, Mass at 7.30pm Liam Lynch & the deceased members of the Byrne & Lynch Families; Mass on Sun. 1st Sept. 10.00am for Michael Buckley and the 11.00am Mass is  For the People of the Parish.

DEATH has taken place of Sr. M Brendan Sheehy of Convent of Mercy, Kinsale, Co. Cork and Menenare, Duagh on Aug. 9, 2013, sister of the late Jim, Hannah, Elsie and Sr. M. Gerard (Castletownbere);  survived  by her Mercy Community, her sisters Bridie Cockell, Peg O’Shea and Cathy O’Connor, her brother Jeremiah, brothers-in-law Eamonn and George, sister-in-law Philomena, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews Requiem Mass for Sr. Sheehy was celebrated in St. John the Baptist Church, Kinsale on 12th August 2013. Funeral afterwards to St. Eltin’s Cemetery.

Fr Nolan:

CLASSES: Olive Stack, Autumn Class Schedule: Wednesday evenings 6pm – 8pm,  28th Aug – 23rd Oct; Friday evenings 6pm – 8pm       30th Aug – 25th Oct.

Timmy Woulfes’ Set Dancing Classes for beginners only, starting at the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Monday 2nd September at 8.00pm.

JOBS: The fourth Jobs Expo will take place on Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th of October 2013. Over the course of two hectic days thousands of job seekers are expected to attend this  exhibition at Croke Park Conference Centre [email protected] Related website: Http://

VINTAGE DAY in Knockanure.

SALE: West Limerick Community Radio is holding their next car boot sale and indoor market on Sunday 1st September from 9am to 3pm, at the Community Centre in Newcastle West,  a wide selection of items will be for sale.

THOUGHT: If we draw near to Jesus Christ, life from Him will pass into our hearts and minds, which life will show itself in kindred fashion to what it wore in Jesus Christ, and will shape us into the likeness of Him from whom we draw our life, because to Him we have come…. You draw life from Jesus Christ if you keep close to Him,  Alexander MacLaren.

FAIR: The annual Milford Hospice Fair is fixed for Sunday 1st September at the UL Arena in the UL Campus. Milford Care Centre is a 10 minute walk away from there. The organizers would appreciate your support.

ATHEA motorcycle road races are not dead despite their absence for a second year due to a lack of funding, according to the organisers.

TOASTMASTERS  is a non-profit educational corporation with headquarters in the US.  Its mission is to improve the communication and leadership skills of its members.

It has approx. 180,000 members in 54 countries from Australia to Malaysia to South Africa and everywhere in between. Clubs are divided up into areas, then divisions then districts and there are three clubs in Area 36, Division A, District 71 – Tralee, Killarney and West Limerick. The three clubs meet each month from September to May in a safe, friendly, fun filled and affirming environment.  We welcome people to come and sit in on meetings and watch proceedings before they consider joining up and guarantee that they will not be asked to participate until they decide to become a member.

Tralee meet in O’Donnells Bar and Restuarant, Mounthawk Roundabout  on the first and third Mondays of the month with meetings from 8.00– 10.00 pm and as part of our learning we try to ensure that the meetings start and finish on time.  For further information contact Celine on 066 7125364.  Killarney meet at the Malton from 8.30 – 10.30pm on the second and fourth Tuesday from 8.30pm – 10.30pm and the contact there is Bernadette on 087 754 6984.  Finally, West Limerick Toastmasters Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 8.30pm – 10.30pm at the Desmond Complex, Newcastlewest and the contact number for further information is Donnacha 086 8494505, from Marian Harnett, 087 6866450.

GRANDPARENTS ASSOCIATION; National Pilgrimage to Knock, September 8 commencing at 2pm with Anointing of the Sick and Rosary followed by holy Mass at 3pm with chief celebrant Fr Fintan Monahan, guest speaker Sister Briege McKenna O.S.C. and guest singer Dana, with the junior and senior choirs from St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Castlebar under musical director Deirdre Lee.
Organised by Catholic Grandparents’ Association, Castlebar Street, Westport, Co. Mayo T: (098)24877 E: [email protected]

Muckross House, labelled “Muckross Abbey” on the first edition of the Ordnance Survey (surveyed 1841; published 1846), is said to be the fourth house erected by successive generations of the Herbert family on lands granted (1586) in the Killarney district by Queen Elizabeth (1533-1603; r. 1558-1603).  Writing in 1837 Samuel Lewis commented that ‘Muckross House, the seat of H.A. [Henry Arthur] Herbert, Esq., is situated in a demesne of enchanting beauty.  The old mansion has been taken down, and is about to be rebuilt in a style according more with the beauty of the grounds, and the numerous interesting objects in the immediate vicinity: the road through the peninsula of Muckross and across Brickeen bridge to the island of that name, will be so improved as to form a delightful drive through the whole of this romantic demesne’ (Lewis 1837 II, 127).

LEBANON: Tibnin Monument in South Lebanon is dedicated to the memory of 47 Irish personnel who died while on peacekeeping duty in Lebanon. Present 108 Irish/Finnish Battalion made up of 332 Irish and 176 Finnish personnel are at Tiri area of South Lebanon. Irish Defence Forces, have given 55 years of service on peacekeeping operations.

DAIL: 22 Feb. 1951 Creamery facilities
Mr. Finucane:  asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will consider establishing a creamery at Coolard, Lisselton, County Kerry, as the present travelling creamery is entirely inadequate for the needs of the farmers in the area.

[571]Mr. Finucane: asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will state the present position regarding the erection of a creamery at Doon,
Ballybunion, County Kerry, and when the building is likely to be completed.

Mr. Dillon: I propose a Ceann Chomhairle, with your permission, to take Questions Nos. 32 and 34 together.

I am informed by the Dairy Disposal Company that it has decided in the light of the experience gained as a result of the operation of the travelling creamery which was put into commission in both the Doon and Coolard areas during the 1950 season to abandon its original intention of erecting a cream-separating station at Doon. The company now considers that the needs of the farmers in the Doon and Coolard areas who had previously to travel unduly long distances to the company’s premises at Kilcoleman, Lisselton, Listowel and Ballylongford are being adequately met by the travelling creamery service in question, and in the circumstances it is not proposed to establish a separating station at either Coolard or Doon.

Mr. Finucane:  asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will consider making available to farmers in the Duagh, Moyercha, Droumnagoch areas a mobile milk separating unit operating from the central creamery, Listowel, as such a service is urgently required in these areas.

Mr. Dillon:  I presume the Deputy has in mind the areas of Duagh, Moynsha and Dromlegach in the neighbourhood of Abbeyfeale. As a result of a survey of these areas made last year it was considered that the quantity of milk in the areas which was not being sent to existing creamery premises would not justify the provision of a travelling creamery. I would suggest that the farmers concerned should cooperate to arrange for the conveyance of their combined milk supplies to the nearest creameries. As the Deputy is, no doubt, aware, milk may be conveyed to creameries for reward by owners of motor vehicles who are not the holders of merchandise licences.

CAR BOOT SALE:  The monthly fundraising Car Boot Sale and Indoor Market in aid of WL102fm will take place next Sunday at the Community Centre, NCW ( beside the GAA pitch).  Gates will open at 7.30am.  Further information 06966200.  West Limerick radio is not for profit and the terms of its licence state that it must raise 25% of its funding from fundraising.