Knockanure Notes – 25th January, 2009

COMMUNITY Centre Knockanure Intermediate Computer Classes starting at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 26th January 2009 at 8pm for eight weeks. Aerobic/Yoga Classes on Wednesday 21st at 8pm for eight weeks – Limited places available. For enquires about classes, please contact Patricia at the Community Centre on (068) 49799 or 086 8392787. Parent & Toddler Group meet every Thursday from 10am to 12 noon. New members welcome 068 49799.

SEWING Classes with Dress Designer Karen Moriarty will be held on Thursday January 29th, Alterations and tuition on the Use of Sewing Machines. Enquires to (068) 49799.Computer Course for beginners, may be held at the Centre shortly. Anyone interested, please contact the Centre on (068) 49799 or 086 8392787. The class can only be held if we have sufficient numbers.

MEDICINE and tablets which are surplus to peoples needs can be handed into chemist shops till March 8th `09.

News reports say that at least two cholesterol lowering drugs had no medical benefits.

CANCER: An article in medicalnewstoday. Reports that a chemical used in the manufacture of rubber products may cause cancer. An article published in Science Daily, January 13, 2005 reports for 16 of 27 cancers studied, results indicate that relatives of patients are at a significantly higher risk of developing cancer than are members of the population at large.

HEARING help event will run for 8 weeks starting on Friday 6th Feb from 11am to 1pm at Deaf hear .ie 1st floor 4 Henry Street Limerick Topics include Hearing Aids, Coping Strategies, Assistive Technology, Learning the skill of lip reading, Assertiveness Training, details from Geraldine 069 467494.

CLASSES are being held at Abbeyfeale Vocational School, details from 068 31198.

VENUS will be close to the Moon on January 30th and February 27th; The International Space Station with 3 astronauts on board will be visible crossing the sky every evening from January 21st to February 4th. IT Tralee is to start Astronomy Classes on the 27th of Jan. `09.

ST JOHN’S: Friday 30th Traditional with Matt Molloy and John Carty and on Sat. 31st Music School Concert given by pupils of Michelle O Sullivan.

DOWNPATRICK: A meeting of the Listowel/Downpatrick Twinning Committee will take place on Wed 28th Jan at the Seanchai Centre Listowel at 7pm, to organize a visit to Downpatrick in March to mark the 25th anniversary of the Town Twinning. All community, social, sporting and other groups and individuals are welcome, info 068 22212.

HOSPITAL: A Fundraising Table Quiz in aid of Br=FA Columbanus, Cork will take place on Friday night January 30th at 9.30pm in the New Kingdom Bar, Listowel. Br=FA Columbanus provides accommodation to families of seriously ill patients in Cork hospitals. It is run on a voluntary basis. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Further details, contact Liz O’Sullivan on 068 49890.

EVENTS: Moyvane I.C.A, The next meeting is on Tuesday 27th January at 8pm; Mobile Library will visit Moyvane on Wed. 28th of Jan. from 10am to 11am;Ploughing Match will be held at Ballyheigue on Feb. 1st; Business Boot Camp for students will be held at the Brandon Hotel on Friday Jan. 30th starting at 10am, 32 voluntary mentors have been preparing the students for the day; Farmers Market is held in Listowel every Friday morning; Adult Karate Classes are held at the Sports Complex in Abbeyfeale on Tuesdays at 7pm; ; St Senan’s Drama Group present Kevin’s Bed at their Clubhouse on Jan. 29th and 30th , Feb dates are 1st and the 4th, details from 068 48238; Comhaltas County Board will meet at the Manor Inn Killorglin on Thursday Jan. 29th at 8.30pm; Water Safety course will be held at Ballybunion, details from 087 9904 718; Holocaust Memorial Day Jan 27th; Coursing in Clonmel from 1st to 4th of Feb.; Racing in Limerick on Feb. 1st; Pupils of Killocrim School will have St Bridget’s Crosses for sale outside Listowel Church after Saturday 31st evening Mass; GAA Kerry v Donegal on Feb. 1st; Ireland v France at Croke Park in Rugby on Feb. 7th; INEC, Tommy Fleming Feb. 7th and All Ireland Dance Championship runs from 7th to 15th of Feb.; Last week Channel South on Chorus was broadcasting from Listowel. Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Cara Trant and Billy Keane were featured on 107, you must be on Chorus to receive it.

SOCIALS: Emmets Social will be held at the Arms Hotel on Sat. 31st of January; The 33rd Annual Clounmacon Social will be held on Feb.14th; Annual Kerry New York Football Social will be held at the Astoria Manor Hotel on Jan. 31st; The Hotel and Catering Dept. at IT Tralee will have an evening of European Foods on Thursday Jan. 29th at 6pm at the North Campus, details from 066 7191 807; Shannon Development have cancelled their 50th Anniversary banquet at Knopogue Castle as it would be obscene to celebrate lavishly at taxpayers expense in these times.

NEW Trains with room for a bicycle are now running to Kerry.

PARKING: Street Parking in Listowel is now E1 per hour, who would park their car in Listowel and take the bus, only fit and active people.

ACTIVE Retirement Group in Listowel has resumed their meetings in St. Patrick’s Hall every Tuesday between 2.30 and 4.30pm. New members welcome. They held their AGM is on Tuesday 20th January.

DANCING Classes for Adults are held at the Community Centre, New St. Abbeyfeale each Friday night from 9.15pm to 11pm. Learn to fox trot, jive, waltz, shoe the donkey, everyone welcome.

Dancing in Athea: There will be dance classes every Monday evening from 6pm to 7pm in the Memorial Hall for 7 – 15 year olds. These classes will be teaching hip-hop and modern dance and both boys and girls are welcome, contact Sara on 085 1045160.

FITNESS Classes begin on 29th January from 8 to 9pm in the hall Athea with Deirdre O’Donnell, further information ring 086 3205258.

BLOOD transfusion Service will be holding a Blood Clinic at Fr. Casey’s GAA Pavilion, Abbeyfeale on Wed 28th and Thurs 29th from 6pm- 9pm.

LIFESAVING Classes; The Athea CFR Committee wish to invite willing volunteers to attend the Irish Heart Foundation basic life support training; Phase 1: Basic Life Support Skills, at the Gables, Monday, February 9th, 7-9.30pm.
Phase 2: Life Support combined with skilled AED use, at the Gables, Saturday, 21st February, 2-6pm.
To book call Rodge on 066 7184137 or 086 3103233. The chairperson of the committee is Joanne Murphy, Gale Bridge, Moyvane and the secretary is Caroline Ahern-McEldowney, Gortdromagowna.

EXPLORE Your Faith; a series for 4 weeks sessions commencing on Tuesday, February 3rd in the Parish Centre, Tralee from 8pm to 9.30pm. Each Tuesday night, different speakers will give a talk on what is the connection between the Sacraments and life, and between work and life, between values and life and the Psalms and life, to book a place, contact the Parish Centre Tralee by January 27th.

TIP and Tin came third in the semi final of the John J Casey 575 Sweepstake, the dog missed out going for the final which was valued at E30,000.

FALL in global price of fertilizer is not reaching this country fast enough, farmers buy huge quantities in the spring.

GAA will have to pay their New President E158.000 per year, I am sure he could combine his FAS work and GAA duties, taking example from the thousands of local volunteers.

PILGRIMAGE to Medjugorje from Kerry Airport leaves on May 1st, more information from 087782 1753. Fatima Pilgrimage from May 9th to 14th, Spiritual Director is Fr Noel Spring, details (066) 7131328. Flight is from Cork Airport.

PARENTS: Listowel Family Resource Centre has planned a Creative Parenting Programme for 2009 beginning with ‘Parenting & Child’ Interactive Fun Workshops for under 5’s Art with Music & Creative Play on Saturday 31st Jan’09. Snugglers & Gigglers Club: 7 week fun programme for Parents with Children under 1’s starting on February 2nd ’09 and lots more, contact 068 23584.

RAMBLING House at Sheehan’s Thatch House, Finuge was held on Friday 23rd Jan ’09.

LECTURE on Rock Art will be given at the Library in Tralee by Dr. Muiris O Sullivan on Tuesday Feb. 10th at 8pm. A lecture on medicines and cures will be given at Listowel library on Thursday Feb. 26th at 8pm.

LOTTO Results for Knockanure GAA for 16-1-2009 numbers drawn were 1-4-5-18 no winner of Jackpot of E2,000 .Lucky Dips went to the following; Kevin Broderick, Listowel;
Alice McMahon, Trien, Kilmorna; Gerard McElligott, c/o Kevin’s; Michael Lynch, Moyvane; Tom O Connell, Woodford; Maureen Lynch, Listowel; Bar prize Paddy Wallace
Results for 23-1-2009 numbers drawn were 4-9-18-25 no winner of Jackpot of E2,100. Lucky Dips: Nora Fitzmaurice, Moyvane; Donie McGrath, Glin; Sean Holland, Newport; Amanda O Connor, Keylod; Betty Heaphy, Listowel; Aoife Walsh, Knockanure; Bar Prize Mickey Meehan; Next Weeks Jackpot is E2,200.

KERRYMAN Moyvane Notes for 20th Jan. 1984 reported that Seamus O Callaghan of Aughrim, student at Listowel Vocational School competed at the Young Scientist Exhibition at the RDS, his project was a cheap and simple laser; Moyvane deaths for the 27th Jan. 1984 include Mrs Nell O Connor of Clounbrane, one of the oldest residents in the Parish, Kit Hanrahan of Coilagurteen, Mrs. Margaret Bunce nee Stack of Gortdromosillihy and Tieraclea, Denis Hanrahan of Kilbaha and Mrs. Mossie Culhane. Moyvane Notes for Jan. 1959 reports include; The old parish church is being demolished ; Miss K Dowling children’s nurse called to her friends the Stack Family in Moyvane Village, she is a niece of Kevin Barry; Michael Walsh son of Mr and Mrs. Tom Walsh of Mail Road Leitrim West made a name for himself with Anndale Athletic as long distance runner, his times were 4 minutes and 30 seconds for a mile,he covered 6 miles in 31 minutes and 10 seconds. Other news include Fr Michael Browne Pastor of Euplands in California was home in Listowel on holiday, he is a brother of Dan Browne in Iowa, Pat Browne at Ballygolouge, Mrs William O Sullivan of Market Street and Jack Browne of Ballybunion; Kerry farmers may be rearing fish soon; Brosna Fruit Company wants its fruit grown in areas; Canadian offers $200.000 for Killarney Estate; Sean Galvin appointed to Bord na gCun; Ballylongford winners of Hula Hoop competition were Freda and Ann Carr of Ballyline and Nuala McCabe of Bridge Street, Ballylongford.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1934 signed into law the establishment of the U.S. National Archives.

RELIGION: Diocese of Kerry will run a series of talks for 4 weeks commencing on Tuesday, February 3rd in the Parish Centre, Tralee from 8pm to 9.30pm. Each Tuesday night, different speakers will give a talk on what is the connection between the Sacraments and life, and between work and life, between values and life and the Psalms and life. For further information, contact the Parish Centre, Tralee by January 27th.

TALK on St. Paul the Apostle to the Gentiles’ will be given by Fr Pat Crean-Lynch in the Parish Centre Tralee on Wednesday, January 28th from 8.30pm to 9pm.

THOUGHT: True patience is to suffer the wrongs done to us by others in an unruffled spirit and without feeling resentment. Patience bears with others because it loves them; to bear with them and yet to hate them is not the virtue of patience but a smokescreen for anger says Gregory the Great; Spiritual visitation is to visit someone, when God is with you, and when you depart, you will be leaving God in his home and in his heart, Anonymous.

THANKS: Down syndrome Ireland would like to thank all who donated and helped with their recent Church Gate collection in Knockanure.

U.S. News; On Jan. 22,`09 a crowd estimated at 100,000 listened to speakers for two hours who promised to fight efforts to expand the availability of abortion and to oppose any increases in federal funding for agencies that perform abortions. Newspapers completely ignored the event.

DIED: Bill Stone who was one of just three surviving veterans of the First World War in England died recently, he joined the Navy aged 18 years. On board HMS Hood he did a round the world trip, experienced the 1918 Flu, was at Dunkirk evacuation, in Sicily 1943, was chief demolition officer in Australia in the Second World War for WA.

DEATH took place of Jim Flaherty of Asdee on January 21st , 09 he was predeceased by his wife Joan and is survived by his daughters Marian, Hannah and Helen and brothers and sisters. Following Requiem Mass at St. John’s Church, Ballybunion on Saturday January 24th `09 Jim Flaherty was laid to rest at Killehenny Churchyard.

ANNIVERSARIES: Margaret Flaherty, Mary Dalton, Br. James Stanislaus Leahy, Tim Guiney, Maureen Moran, Declan Lyons, Margaret Lynch, Cathal Kennelly, Fr Jeremiah Downey, Bridie McElligott, Helen Roche, Fr Michael Leen, Mai Trant, Michael Bambury, William Hudson, Mary Enright, Sean Histon, Sr. Peter Hudson, Anthony Kennelly, Sheila O Connor, Mike Brosnan, Mass on Tues. 27th at 7.30pm for John P. & Ellen O’Connor; Mass on Thurs. 29th 7.30pm for Jennie O’Carroll; Mass on Fri. 30th at 7.30pm for Patrick Moran, Keylod ;Mass on Sat. 31st at 7.30pm for Martin & Mary Mulvihill; Mass in Knockanure Feast of St. Bridget on Sun. 1st at 10.00am for Michael Bambury and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for John Collins & the deceased members of The Collins Family.

Candlemas Day Monday Feb. 2nd.

BEREAVEMENT support programme for adults will start at St Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale on Thursday 5th Feb. at 7.30pm and continue on the following Thursday nights, all are welcome for information please contact Sr. Elizabeth 068 51984, Sr. Delia 068 31203.

COLLECTION on 31st January /1st February for Lourdes Helpers.

READERS: Vigil John Corbett,11.00am Jerry Duggan & Margaret Flaherty and Knockanure 10.00am Brenda Clancy & Anne Stack.

COLLECTORS for Feb. Vigil Jimmy Collins & Brid Flavin; 11.00am Richard Stack & Seamus Roche. 10.00am Knockanure, Cathy Kennelly.

RETREAT: The Annual Parish Retreat will take place at the Ardfert Retreat Centre on Sunday February 15th. For further details and booking, please contact Nodie Brosnan (49352), Julia Stack (49401), or Bridie Shine (49103). Fr Pat Ahern will have a workshop with Ministers of the Word at Ardfert Retreat Centre on 7th of Feb, details from 066 7134 276.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure Tuesday 10am to 6pm.Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary to pray for priests takes place every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Bon Secours Chapel.

GUITAR & Singing lessons for beginners. Please contact Elaine as soon as possible as places are limited, phone 087 2884869. NANO Nagle Fundraiser: A big thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising night at Maireads, many thanks to everyone who gave spot prizes and donations, a big thank you also to Mairead, Gabriel Fitzmaurice and the Boghole boys.

CLOTHES: Umbra Collection supporting education in Kitui collecting of all types of clean dry ladies gents and children’s clothing also bed linen curtains towels and shoes, on Tuesday 27th Jan 2009 before 12noon at Moyvane and Knockanure churches.

Catholic Schools Week began on Monday Jan. 26th.