Knockanure Notes – 25th July, 2010

GRAVEYARD: Graveyard Masses for the Parish,  Monday 2nd August Ahavoher at 8pm; Tuesday 3rd August Old Knockanure at 8pm and on Wednesday 4th August Murhur at 8pm.

CAMP: Music, singing and Drama summer camp will be held in The Marian Hall, Moyvane From July 26th to 31st for 5 to 15 year olds. Time 10 am to 1 pm each day concluding with a concert on Friday July 31st. for information call 0872964229.

IT: Tarbert Community IT Access Centre will be holding Computer Summer Camps for children aged between 5 and 14 years beginning on Monday August 9th , details from 068 36938.

VACANCY in Moyvane for a general worker for 19.50 hours per week. Please apply in writing to The Supervisor, The Bridewell, Tarbert, Co. Kerry.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 23rd July 2010. Jackpot was E4,400, numbers drawn were  4-8-19 and 27, No Winner. Lucky Dips went the following;  Norellla Molyneaux ,Knockanure; Mike O Connor, Saleen House; Richard Horgan, Kilmorna; Kathleen Kileen, c/o John Barry; Noelle Clancy, Knockanure; Tom Moloney, c/o M. O Connor; Bar Prize Mary Barry; This weeks Jackpot is E4,500.

FUNDRAISER Dance and Disco in aid of Shane Healy of Glin/Tarbert who needs a bone marrow transplant will be held at the Lanterns Hotel  on Sat. 25th Sept., tickets will be on sale in the coming weeks.

BEST Wishes to Athea Ladies Football team who hoping to win their 10th County Title on July 30th`10.

EVENTS: Tommy Fleming Concert in Moyvane on August 6th; Limousin Club are holding a field evening at Castleisland Mart on Sat. July 31st from 5 to 7pm; ; Trad Feile  weekend begins in Athea on Friday July 30th; Sean McCarthy and Dan Paddy Andy  Festivals begins on Friday July 30th; Billy Keane in Listowel, will have live theatre at his pub every Tuesday and Thursday during the summer months; Cross Road Dancing in Finuge every Friday night; Irish Golf Open at Killarney from July 29th to Aug. 1st; Concert in memory of Sean o Riada will be held at the Malton, Killarney on Sunday Aug. 1st at 8pm; Spraoi Concert will be held at St. Mary’s Killarney on July 31st at 8pm; Galway Races continue till Aug. 1st; Roger Casement gathering takes place at the Brandon hotel on Monday August 2nd, more information from 066 712 5205; Dublin Horse Show runs from Aug. 4th to 8th; Kerry Film Festival is looking for entries, details from 066 712 9934;  Dingle Half and Full Marathon is on Sept 4th; New Limerick tunnel is due to open on Tuesday 27th July, it is expected to take 20,000 cars per day, it cost E660 million; The 50th anniversary of the Congo deployment was remembered at Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel, on Friday, July 23rd 2010, see Congo pictures at; New Boeing 787 on its first trip to Europe landed at Shannon recently, it uses 20% less fuel than comparable aircraft; Knocknagoshel Pattern Day August 8th; Ballyhahill Church has been renovated, a special Church Blessing and celebration will be held  on August 22nd at 3pm; All Breeds Dog Show at Riocht Athletic Grounds on Sat. 21st of August;

VINTAGE Day in Knockanure 22nd of August. Athea had their Vintage Day last Sunday, there was a fine selection of tractors, cars, motorcycles and various stationary exhibits on view, the morning was misty, leaving plenty of dry weather to enjoy the day. Knockanure and Moyvane vintage followers were actively involved.

SEANCHAI: Presents Summer Entertainment at Listowel Castle. Thursday 29th July Children’s Magic Show with Tony the Magician. Thursday 5th August Children’s Puppet Show.

 SIAMSA: Kerry Got Talent Sunday 1st and 8th; Clann Lir July 26th to 31st ; Oilean August 2nd to 7th , details from 066 712 3055;

WL102 Radio Bank Holiday Hooley will be held at the Devon Inn on Monday, August 2nd.

VISIONS of Africa was a photo exhibition held at Siamsa in May this year, copies of the photographs are available in a lovely catalogue at the library.

MENTAL Health Awareness Workshop, will take place on Thursday, July 29th from 10am  to 1pm at Resource Centre, St Patrick’s Bungalows, Tralee .   Tel.066 7194488 or 087 9822983 or e-mail [email protected]

The HSE South’s Farm & Rural Stress Helpline at 1800 742 645 , is open daily from 6.00pm – 10.00pm and is staffed by professionals who offer callers a listening ear and advice.

TAPES: The huge numbers of VCR tapes at the Lesotho Charity shop in Tralee are now almost gone, they were a treasure for anyone interested in GAA and Irish celebrities.

TRAIN from Limerick to Dublin with one or two adults and up to four children coat E82.50, price includes Dublin Bus and dart, restrictions apply.

FAKE Euro notes are in circulation.

REGULATIONS by state agencies must be scrutinised to a greater extent by the general public, after hearing about the Dingle Hospital delay another nursing home in Co Limerick will be forced to spend E2 to 3 million to put in place items of no practical use to patients, as money is scarce the facility may have to close, removing another 70 beds from the system.

UL is to get E12 million in research funding; they have 228 researchers at MSSI. Mary Ryan was the first woman to be appointed a professor in Ireland and Britain 100 years ago.

ST JOHN’S: Tue. 27th Melodies from Around the World; Wed. 28th a comedy called God’s Official and Tue 3rd and Wed. 4th of Aug, Postmen, Priests and Politicians,  details from 068 22566.

SEISIUN at the Arms Hotel on Wed. nights and continue each Wednesday night afterwards at 9pm. Seisiun at the Devon Inn is on Thursday night’s .

BUS from Knockanure to Listowel every Tuesday morning, book with 1890 528 528; Bus from Listowel to Ballybunion every Thursday Departing at bus stop near Listowel Arms Hotel at 11am, returning at 4pm.

KNOCK: Bus to Knock: on Monday, August 9th   for the visit of Sr. Briege McKenna. Contact: 066 7180123.

FULL Moon on July 26th, weather still a mixture of showers limiting the sunshine.

FLOWERS: Wild and cultivated flowers are in their prime at present, great credit is due to all who use their spare time taking care of shrubs which gladden the heart of many.

THOUGHT: Some men become proud and insolent because they ride a fine horse, wear a feather in their hat or are dressed in a fine suit of clothes. Who does not see the folly of this? If there be any glory in such things, the glory belongs to the horse, the bird and the tailor, Francis de Sales.

STAR: astronomers have discovered the largest star to date, weighing at birth 300 times the mass of the Sun.

ENDA  Kenny, TD and Leader of Fine Gael is due to attend a Barbecue in O’Riada’s Bar, Tralee Road, Castleisland on Friday, July 30th at 8pm.

KERRYMAN July 6th 1940 reports; Celebrations at Franciscan Church in Killarney to mark the sixth centenary of the arrival of the Franciscans in Killarney, sermon preached by Fr Fintan Russell O.F.M. a native of Killarney, celebrations ran from 29th, 30th of June and July 1st 1940. Fr Russell informed us that the Franciscans established Muckross in 1340 and for 200 years was a mighty powerhouse in the midst of our ancestors. In the bad times of 1659 some were deprived of the sacraments for up to 6 years and others walked up to 120 miles to fulfil religious duties.

Bishop O Brien Presided at ceremonies at Muckross Abbey which were attended by 5,000 people. The event was broadcast on radio. Sermon at was preached by Fr W.B. Costelloe OFM of Holy Cross Tralee, he mentioned that c 1754 that Friar O Sullivan write the History of Kerry, the Belgian Friars arrived at Killarney on July 12th 1860 and the present Killarney Franciscan Church opened 1867.

Other news included, Ordination in St Dominic’s Church Washington, DC of D. A O Connell on 31st May 1940, he was grandson of David and Mrs O Connell of Ballagh , Abbeyfeale and he was nephew of Mary Broderick of Ballagh Cottage.

Stone breaking work at Doon Ballybunion, quarry work continues on  large scale.In Asdee a number joined Local Security Guards, Fr Myles Allman encouraged people to join. Kerry Farmers Association held a meeting at firies, Mr Galvan complained about discontinuance of unemployment benefit. Tralee bank clerk swam 4.5 miles in rough seas from Tralee Canal to Fenit Pier. River feale has not been as low since1887. Council struck rate of 17/4 in the £. Kerry Senior and Minor footballers qualify for Munster final. Died Bill Stack of Ballygoughlin, Glin, he was buried at Listowel. Dying soldier requests companion to sing the Rose of Tralee for him. The Irish government to mine strategic points around coast.

REEK Sunday July 25th, over 25,000 pilgrims climbed Croagh Patrick . The present church is built on the summit in 1905. Some pilgrims were  killed by lightning in 1113. Amber, blue and black glass beads dated to 200 B.C. have been found on the Mountain.

DEATH took place on July 5th 2010 of Eileen Stack, born 87 years ago at Knockathea to Mary Ahern and John Stack, her siblings were Pat Joe , Teresa, Lil, Peg, Mai, John Paul, Sean, Rita, Nan Hurley, and Bridget who died young. Following Requiem Mass at Athea Church Eileen Stack was laid to rest at Holy Cross graveyard Athea, beside her brother Pat Joe (who died in 2004) and other members of her family.

DEATH took place at St Joseph’s Convent Ferbane, Co Offaly of Sr. Declan Murphy on July 19th 2010. Sr. Declan was born at Knockanure. She is survived by her brother John and Sisters of St Joseph, and was predeceased by her sisters Kitty O Connor and Julia Nolan, brothers Michael and Billy. Following Requiem Mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ferbane, on Wednesday July 21st Sr. Declan Murphy was laid to rest at Gallen Priory Cemetery.

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny was founded by Blessed Anne Marie Javouhey in 1797 in Chalon, they now work in 60 different countries in 5 continents. Sr. Declan Murphy of Knockanure and Ferbane was Professed in 1945, daughter of Michael Murphy and Maria Galvin of Knockanure. Her grandfather was the second generation of the Murphy’s in Knockanure, died 1906, his wife Marie O Connor died 1908.

DEATH took place on July 23rd 2010 of Peg McCarthy of Knocknacaheragh, Kilmorna, aged 89 years. Peg is survived by her brothers, Jimmy, Denis in England and Tom at Kilbaha, sisters Noreen Gould, Mary in England, and Hannie Sheehy, her brother Jack predeceased her. Following Requiem Mass at St. Bridget’s Church, Duagh on Sunday last Peg McCarthy was laid to rest at Springmount Cemetery.

DEATH Notice Clare FM July 24th 2010 for Thomas Lynch, Chicago, late of Blaine Bridge, Athea, Co. Limerick, he is survived by his wife Mary Spellissey of Ennis. Thomas Lynch was laid to rest in Chicago.
ANNIVERSARIES: Joe O Connell, Eileen Nolan, Paddy Scanlon, Kit Dee, Eileen Hegarty, Catriona O Connor, Fr Edward Fitzpatrick, Jer Mulvihill, Jim Kennelly, Bridie Stackpoole, Tom Leahy, Paddy Anthony Kearney, Mary O Sullivan, Mick Buckley, Pat Stack, Mass on Tues 27th at 8.00pm for Daniel & Bridget O’Connor; Mass on Thurs. 29th at 8.00pm for Denis Corridan; Mass on Fri. 30th at 8.00pm for Sean Larkin,

Mary & Maurice Dowling; Mass on Sat. 31st at 8.00pm for Martin Sheehy; Mass on Sun. Aug. 1st at 10.00am in Knockanure for Jerry Clancy & the deceased members of the Clancy Family.

HOLY GHOST Missions are celebrating 150 years in Ireland. Holy Ghost Priests will be given a talk about their Missions at all Masses in Listowel on 31st July & 1st August.           

 KNOCK: The Annual Clounmacon Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Thursday 19th August. A coach will leave Clounmacon Centre at 7.10am. Travel to Listowel via mail rd, leaving The Square at 7.45am, bookings to Bridie on 068 21773.

PRIESTS:  Bishop Bill Murphy extends an invitation to the annual dinner for priests who are home from abroad which will be held in the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney on Tuesday, August 10th at 6.30pm.  An invitation is also extended to priests who have retired from abroad and are now living in Ireland.  Please contact 064 6631168 by Monday, August 2nd and not later than 12 noon on Friday, August 6th if you wish to attend.

PRAYER for Healing will take place at Castleisland Parish Church on Friday, August 6th starting at 7pm with Mass.  Facilitators:  Eddie Stones & Msgr Dan O’Riordan,  details from 087 4112002 or 086 1982188.

READERS:  Vigil Elaine Hudson ;11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 1st August Kathy Kennelly & Mary Fitzgerald.

ADORATION  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm,

Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.