Knockanure Notes – 26th April, 2009

SCOIL Chorp Chriost Knockanure National School; Would all parents who intend enrolling a child in the school, please call to the school to collect an enrolment form before May 2nd, between the hours of 1-3pm.

PARTY: A special get-together will be held in the Marian Hall Moyvane after Saturday Nights May 2nd Mass to thank and present a token to our recently retired Postmistress Bridie Sheahan.

FASHION Show will be held at the Arms Hotel on Wednesday night April 29th in aid of Nano Nagle and the Brothers of Charity.

BREAST Check: The National Breast Screening Programme, to check if you’re on the register free phone 1800 45 45 55
THANKS: Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin wish to thank most sincerely the people of Knockanure/ Moyvane who support their recent Church Gate Collection. A total of E964 was collected.
KDYS, Listowel and Listowel Family Resource Centre are starting a Personal Development group on Tuesday 28th April at KDYS, Listowel between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. The group is open to all 13 to 16 year olds, contact KDYS, Listowel on 068 23744 for more details.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 29th Pierre Bensusan a noted American guitar player, details from 068 22566.

GROW: Community Mental Health meets every Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Day Care Centre, Boherbee at 8pm. Contact: Una Chambers, 087 2389461.

HOST Families wanted from Sept ’09 to May ’10, details from 087 766 3772.

SIAMSA: Macbeth continues till May 4th; San am Fado runs from May 4th to 16th excluding Friday 8th and 15th and Sunday 10th, details from 066 7123055. An Post have an exhibition of 250 cards at Siamsa till May 2nd.

OPEN Sunday the Garden Centre at the Parents and Friends in Listowel, details from 068 22977.

OVEREATERS 12 step program, details from 087 749 7611, the support group meet every Tuesday at Senen House, Listowel from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

SCHOOL cutbacks are being talked about constantly, now is the time to recycle school books and teach children to make best use of goods, gifted and knowledgeable parents and friends in the community could also donate some of their time to promote the rising generation.

BEST Wishes to Trisha Leahy of Moyvane who recently celebrated her 21st birthday, Trisha is daughter of Mary and Pat Leahy of Clounbrane. Best Wishes also to Michael Kennelly of Kennelly’s Hardware who celebrated his birthday with family and friends last week.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL Excavation visit, by Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, details from M. Hannifin at 66 7134 153, before May 1st.

MAY Altar will be decorated in many homes with wild flowers during May, a visit to the Blessed well on Sundays of May is also an ancient custom. Annual visit to St Batt’s Well in Lisselton took place on Saturday last April 25th.

THOUGHT: Getting along like the devil and holy water, People who fight all the time; The devil brews the pot, but provides no a cover.

BEREAVEMENT Support Group will meet at Ballyloughran Leisure Centre on Tuesday May 5th from 8 to 9pm, details from 068 23429.

CHANGE: A second university has opened in Juba, the capital of the semi-autonomous region of Sudan, a sign of improvement after 20 years of civil war.

EVENTS: Teen Spirit Concert will be held at the INEC on April 30th, 100 young people will be performing, details from ; Fleadh by the Feale begins May 1st; Tarbert Cuckoo Walking Festival runs from May 1st to 4th; Knock Night Vigil Friday May 1st ; May 3rd point to Point racing at Ballybunion; Ceili in aid of WL102 at Fr. Casey’s in Abbeyfeale on Sunday May 3rd at 3pm; Fisheries Awareness Week continues till May 4th, a river walk begins at Carroll’s Yard Car park at 6pm on Wednesday April 29th, details of other events from 08777 29126; Rally of the Lakes 2009 takes place on Saturday May 2nd and Sunday May 3rd; Racing at Limerick on May 4th starting at 12.30pm; Racing at Punchestown from April 28th to May 2nd; Confirmation in Listowel on Tuesday May 5th at 2pm; Alzheimer’s Tea Day Thursday May 7th; West Limerick Toastmasters meet at the Desmond Complex on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Next meeting is on Wednesday, May 6 at 8.30pm, details from Bill on 087 9079223; Car Boot Sale at the soccer grounds in Asdee on Bank Holiday Monday May 4th, starting at noon; Rescue people will be displaying their skills in Ballybunion from May 8th to 11th ; Indoor Market will be held at Nano Nagle School in Listowel on Sunday May 10th ,starting at noon; County Show in Tralee on Mat 10th; Essex Police Choir and Kerry Choral Union will perform at Listowel Church in aid of Nano Nagle School at 8pm on May 10th , details from 068 21942; Plastic collection will be held at Abbeyfeale Mart on Wednesday May 13th; West Limerick Smallholders Focus Group Meeting in Halla Inse Ban, Templeglantine, Thursday, April 30 at 8.30pm, all are welcome ; Sunday May 17th Geoff Hunt will lead a walk from Templeglantine Church at 9am along the railway track to the old Devon Road station , contact Geoff on 087 7656439;

The annual Athea Vintage Rally will take place on Sunday May 17th. The day will include street theatre, children’s amusements, open air music performances, the main parade of vintage vehicles will take place at 4pm. Duagh had their first Tea Dance on Sunday last; Sunday Miscellany recalled the 50th. Anniversary of the first production of John B. Keane’s play Sive last Sunday. Listowel Community Centre and Sports Complex have motivational 8-week weight loss program run by professional instructor Phil O’Connell, contact 068-22244.

GAA: In Division 5 Round 2 played recently Knockanure 1-9 and Asdee B 2-6; North Kerry Division 5 Clounmacon 5-11 Knockanure 1-5. GAA National Museum is looking for items, more information from [email protected] ; Every Club will mark 125th anniversary of the foundation of the GAA on May 10th. Information on sport for children with physical disability is available at 087 137 1333.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for April 24th, Jackpot was E3,400, numbers drawn were 1-4-5 and 10, no winner of Jackpot.

Lucky Dips went to the following; Ann, Bridget and Kay, c/o Moyvane Bingo; Breda Dore, Woodview; Noelle Clancy, Knockanure; Michael O Connor, Keylod; Ellen Enright, Lisaniskea; John Greaney, Kilmorna; Bar Prize went to Donie McGrath, next weeks Jackpot E3,500.

SOCCER: Newtown Athletic 3 and Ballybunion 5 in the recent Denny Division 1A match. Following scored for Newtown, Cal Flynn, Aidan Keane and Mark Hanrahan.

ENRAGED: The public are enraged by all the people who have jobs with so many perks that they must be on a sort of a never ending holiday, farmers who are taking a big cut in milk prices will be extra enraged when they hear that executives in charge of processing their milk are getting extraordinary wages and conditions and then they try to justify their feathered nests. The public who buy dairy products are also paying an unnecessary high price. Buyer and seller are used to inflate bonuses, executive’s salary fuels wage increases and inefficiencies right down the line.

RAIN and more rain predicted for this week farmers who have extra stock are being hard hit, and the fall in the price of milk makes things more difficult.

HELP Wanted, people over 55 can apply for a handyman at reasonable rates, details from 068 23429.

SAVINGS: County District Attorney Robert Kochly is reported to have said that misdemeanour crimes such as assaults, thefts and burglaries, drug cases involving small amounts and minor traffic offences will no longer be prosecuted in Contra Costa County, also sixteen district attorneys can expect to be let off before end of year, to save money.

ENERGY Show: Irish and international exhibitors and over 4000 Irish energy professionals are expected to visit the RDS on 29 and 30 April .
Four Dublin colleges have achieved energy cost savings amounting to E3million by participating in an energy saving initiative. Many are being encouraged by grants to modify their housed to make them energy efficient, no account is taken of the waste involved.

INFORMATION Wanted on John Paul Fitzmaurice born on 28th Jan. 1875 to Tom Fitzmaurice a carpenter and Maura Gregory of Listowel.

OLD Newspapers in Scotland can be viewed at

EXTRACTS from the Irish Times: April 18th 1906 at the Spring Show in Dublin Newtownsandes Dairy Co-Op were commended for their unsalted butter suitably packed for the London trade; 14th of April 1934 reports on the Agricultural Show in Tralee, Patrick D Kennelly of Knockanure on silver cup presented by Ballinclemesig Co-Op Creamery for the best bull entered in Class 1 and 2, Patrick was also awarded a gold medal for the best shorthorn bull entered in class 1,2 and 3; the following years show in 1935 Patrick D Kennelly and Thomas O Connor of Knockanure won prizes. Death of Fr Dan F. O Sullivan is reported in the October 18th 1956 edition, he was a native of Rathmore, Ordained 1904, served as Curate in Castleisland, Dingle and Listowel, was Parish priest in Sneem and appointed as P.P. to Moyvane in 1938, celebrated his golden jubilee in 1954, Moyvane Church was opened just a month before he died; A water diviner who discovered a stream 75 yards from Newtownsandes Creamery is mentioned in 19th of June 1957 edition, he claimed the stream had a flow of 6,000 gallons per hour, the new source of water would provide water for Moyvane at a cost of £5,000 while the Council Scheme for the Village would cost £20,000.

DATES: Government declared the 26 Counties a Republic on 18th April 1949, Biddy Early died on 22nd of April 1874, 22nd of April 1944 Moyvane PTAA was established, Battle of Clontarf Good Friday April 23rd 1014, Easter Monday April 24th 1916 during the week 74 IRA killed, 180 wounded army lost 106 and 334 were wounded, rising ended 29th April 1916, April 25th 1599 Oliver Cromwell an only child was born, Austin Stack died 27th April 1929, Sir Arthur was killed 30th April 1920. Maurice Walsh the writer born May 2nd 1879 at Lisselton, Padre Pio declared Blessed on May 2nd 1999.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. 40 hours Adoration will be held at Listowel from Friday May 1st to Sunday May 3rd . Adoration in Abbeyfeale each evening Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm.

DIED: Dr. Thomas Dillon President of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California, was killed on 14th of April `09 in a car accident while on a trip to Ireland, his wife Terry was injured.

DEATH took place on April 17th `09 of Tade ( Heck) Collins of Ballaugh, Cratloe, Abbeyfeale. He is survived by his son Tim, daughters Eileen, Joanie and Mary, his wife Mai predeceased him. Following Requiem Mass in Abbeyfeale Church on Sunday April 19th `09 Tade Collins was laid to rest at Reilig =CDde Naofa. Tead was son of Dan Collins and Mary Woulfe of Port, Abbeyfeale and his siblings were Jim, Nell May O Donnell and Dick who died in 1982 and is buried in the Old Cistercian Churchyard in Abbeyfeale.

DEATH took place suddenly on April 16th `09 of Johanna Sheridan nee Flavin who was a native of Glenagrga, Athea, and lived at Hamilton Drive, Nenagh and Sheridan’s Bar, Nenagh and 11 Avoca Avenue, Bray, Hannah is survived by her husband Des, daughters Claire Manning and Lorraine Mitchell, her mother Mary, brothers Pat, Willie, Timmy, Mike, Francis, Dan, and Thomas, sisters Mary, Nora, Geraldine, and Karina, her father Bill predeceased her. Following Requiem Mass at St Mary of the Rosary Church, Nenagh, on Sunday April 18th ’09, Hannah Sheridan was laid to rest with her ancestors at Kilfergus Churchyard, Glin.

Death has taken place of Josephine Hartley nee Walsh who died in Manchester.

ANNIVERSARIES: Kit O Mahony, Michael o Connor, Patsy Barry, Paul McEvoy, Sr. Margaret Mary Morrissey, Margaret O Donnell, Madge Stokes Fitzmaurice, Joe Healy, Seamus McCloskey, Moss Galvin, Tim Stack, Sr. Carmel Walsh, Peg Carmody, Mass on Thurs. 30th in Knockanure at 8.00pm for Teresa Dunne; Mass on Fri. May 1st at 8.00pm in Moyvane for Gerard McEnery; Mass on Sat. 2nd at 8.00pm for Dr. Timmy Stack; Mass on Sun. 3rd at 10.00am for Padraig McMahon and Mass in Moyvane at 11.00am for Michael O’Connor.

COURT: Three anonymous Irish women are challenging the Irish legal ban on abortion in the European Court of Human Rights. Births in China in 2005, 100 girls to 120 boys born.

EU: European Parliament in Strasbourg passed a resolution that, from 2012 onwards, tires must have details of their fuel efficiency, wet grip and rolling noise marked on them.
PROCESSION in honour of Our Lady of Fatima will take place on Monday, May 4th leaving St Brendan’s Church at 7pm arriving at Holy Cross Dominican Church at 7.30pm where recitation of the Rosary and Benediction will be held. All welcome.

OUR LADY of Fatima Novena runs at the Dominican Church in Tralee from Tuesday, May 5th to Wednesday, May 13th, Preacher Fr Joseph Dineen OP.

RETREAT Centre Ardfert; Evening of prayer and reflection for those whose lives have been touched by cancer will take place on Wednesday, May 6th from 8pm – 9.30pm.

Weekend of prayer and meditation – wake up to the light within you, inspired by the work of Anthony de Mello will take place from Friday to Sunday, May 8th to 10th, book at 066 7134276.

CHOIR from St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin will perform at St. John’s Church, Ashe Street, Tralee on Saturday, May 2nd at 8pm.

YEAR of Vocations open day for all men discerning a vocation to the Catholic priesthood will take place at Maynooth Seminary, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth on Sunday, May 3rd at 2.30pm. e-mail [email protected] or visit . An open evening will take place at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Monday, May 11th at 7pm. For further information, contact Fr Liam Lovell 066 7133169 or Fr Michael Moynihan 087 6551902. A vigil of prayer for vocations will be held in Abbeyfeale Adoration Chapel on May 2nd. The vigil will commence with Mass at 7pm and will conclude with Benediction at 12 O’clock. All are welcome. POPE Benedict XVI told an audience of 35,000 last week that Greed, which views possession and appearance as the most important things in the world, is the real root of the current global economic crisis.
COMMUNION Rounds for First Friday Knockanure in the Morning and Moyvane on Thursday Afternoon. Note Thursday afternoon.
Collection on the 2nd & 3rd May for Kerry Missions Outreach..
Confessions on Saturdays from 12 -12.30pm and on request.

COLLECTORS for May: Vigil, Ita O’Connell & Eddie Flaherty; 11am Julia Stack & Eileen Roche.
READERS: Vigil Una Fitzmaurice & Elaine Hudson ; 11am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 10am Kathy Kennelly & Mary Fitzgerald.

ROSARY will be said at Knockanure Church during May on Tuesdays at 8pm.
RELICS: St. Th=E9rese of Lisieux relics arriving at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney on Tuesday 28th April at 4pm. Departs at 12 noon from St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney on Wednesday 29th April. Kathleen Houlihan of the Cullen Pipe Band will play and lead the relics into the Cathedral. Full details at

TROCAIRE boxes are to be returned to the Church during Mass times

LOCAL born Sr. Mary McMahon gave her thoughts on Nano Nagle and the Presentation Sisters on Radio Kerry on Sunday morning last. The Presentation Bi Centenary Mass of thanksgiving was celebrated by Bishop Bill Murphy at St. John’s Church Tralee on Thursday, April 23rd `09.

Knockanure Notes were missing from last weeks Kerryman, all past notes can be viewed at the Moyvane and Newtownsandes sites. By the way GeoCities which hosts the Newtownsandes site is closing down its free sites soon.

TIMETABLE AS THE RELICS COME TO US: With the arrival of the Relics of St. Th=E9r=E9se at the Cathedral in Killarney on Tuesday April 28th at about 3.30 p.m. Kathleen Houlihan of the Cullen Pipe Band will make music while we wait; and then will pipe the Relics into the Cathedral.
Veneration will commence at 4.00 p.m. and stewards and guides will give you directions.
At. 6.15 p.m. we will celebrate our first of four Masses. This will be a Mass of healing and anointing.
At 8.00 p.m. the Rosary will be prayed.
At 9.00 p.m. a Holy Hour will commence which will be led by the Friars from the Friary.
At 11.00 p.m. Rosary will be prayed.
At Midnight we will celebrate our second Mass. In this celebration we will focus on Th=E9r=E9se’s devotion to Our Blessed Lady.
At 2.00 a.m. Rosary will be prayed.
At 3.00 a.m. Holy Hour.
At 5.00 a.m. Rosary will be prayed.
At 7.00a.m. workers Mass.
At 9.00 a.m. Rosary will be prayed.
At 10.30 a.m. Youth/School Mass. All welcome. Our emphasis in this Celebration is on all in our parish who were confirmed recently and on those about to make Holy Communion during the beautiful month of May. Bishop Bill will be the main celebrant at this Mass.
12 noon a short departure ceremony and our opportunity to thank St. Th=E9r=E9se for her many blessings.
Your presence is the greatest gift you can bring to this unique time in our Parish. Come and join us, you will be made most welcome. This beautiful sacrament of Confession will be available throughout the time the Relics are with us.