Knockanure Notes – 26th December, 2010

HAPPY New Year to all our readers at home and abroad,

Many made great sacrifices and took huge risks to be with us at Christmas. Thank to all who helped with the notes over the past year, some have been contributing for the past ten years.

FINE Christmas displays by householders in their lawns looks great with the snow and frost for glitter.

CHRISTMAS Eve Mass in Knockanure was well attended despite the severe winter both young and old attended; the Mass was celebrated by Fr O Callaghan, Fr. Lucid and Fr. Anthony who is visitor from India. The choir was again at their best, a variety of instruments were played, the school children and adults sang Christmas and mass hymns and Gerard sang solo and new on the organ was Sheila Moore. Thanks to our Parish Priest who has the task of running the parish, our sacristan and parish helpers who all contribute to the smooth running of church celebrations.

AA Open Meeting will be held at Knockanure Community Centre on Jan. 4th at 8.30pm, the general public are welcome to attend.

RETIRED DAY: The Christmas Social Day for the active retired was held on Monday 13th December and over 80 people attended. It was enjoyed by all. We wish to thank all the people from all surrounding areas for their constant support of this event every month. We thank everyone who gave sponsorship and spot prizes for this event and throughout the year. Due to limited amount of time we had on the day. All remaining spot prizes will be used up in the new year. Your generosity is appreciated by all committee members. May We Wish You all A Very Happy Christmas and Good Health in 2011.

The Next Social Day for the Active Retirement takes place in the Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 10th January 2011. If attending, please ring the secretary Mary at 068 49799 or 087 7528626 between 9.30 – 1.30 Monday to Friday.

Anybody wishing to book the centre for Any Occasion (Christenings, Birthdays, Funerals etc). Please contact the Office 068 49799.

THANKS: The Moyvane St. Vincent De Paul Society would like to thank most sincerely, all those who contributed to their Annual Church Gate Collection. We Wish You A Happy and Peaceful Christmas.

COUNCIL meeting due to be held at the Marian Hall Moyvane was cancelled due to the icy roads, the planners can now plan to have their meeting in Moyvane and meal at Knockanure Community Centre, making sure this time not to coincide with the usual Senior Citizens day.

LARTIGUE Monorail and Museum in Listowel was open on Dec. 26th and 27th.

CINDERELLA: Listowel Pantomime Group presents Cinderella at Scoil Realta na Maidine, Listowel Boys School, Nightly performances at 7.30pm from Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8th January. Matinee performances at 2pm Saturday 8th and Sunday 9thJanuary,  booking through St. Johns Theatre 068 22566.

TINTEAN will screen Harry Potter films from Jan 2nd to 7th.

EVENTS are subject to the weather; Tarbert are to celebrate their North Kerry Championship win in 1985 at the Lanterns on Jan. 2nd; Horse Fair in Listowel Jan 6th; Frankie Gavin and De Dannan are to perform at Croagh on Dec. 29th at 8.30pm; Fancy Dress New Years Eve night in aid of Palliative Care Unit of KGH at Tomaisins Bar; Knockfierna heritage walk from their rambling house on New Years Day, starting at 2pm; Jan. 1st Munster V Ulster, Rugby; Racing in Cork Jan. 3rd; Provisionally fixed for Moyvane on Jan. 2nd is the Semi Final of the North Kerry Senior Championship; Athea Credit Union reopens Jan. 6th at 6.30pm; Toastmasters will meet on Wednesday, January 5th in the Desmond Complex NCW from 8.30 to 10.30pm. This will be a Bring A Friend meeting ; Tralee Advertiser will cease being published by the O Connor’s from the end of this year; Christmas Panto Mother Goose at Siamsa From 4th to 8th Jan.; Listowel Mart opening 2011 sale Wed. Jan.12th; Comhaltas County Board meeting is on 18th of Jan.; Clounmacon Community Centre Social will be held at the Arms Hotel on Jan. 29th;

NEW Moon on Jan 4th and on the same day there will be a partial solar eclipse will be visible. A total lunar eclipse will not be seen from Ireland for another five years. The total eclipse on Dec. 21st was invisible due to cloud cover; it was the second time a total lunar eclipse took place on the Winter Solstice in the last 2,000 years. Severe frost has caused great inconvenience; others have suffered injuries from falls. Farmers attempting to do their work are under extreme pressure and then the worry of caring for their animals will leave memories for many years to come.

INSULATION seems to have cost householders big money and great distress, pipes and water tanks in attics are more subject to frost damage since insulation was put on ceilings. Ask householders how much fuel they have saved since they began to follow the Green Agenda. Thaw began on St. Stephens Day, burst pipes and leakage was on every householders mind.

FLUKE: Farmers are being advised to treat cattle for liver fluke, but some officials someplace put a ban on the use of a convenient fluke injection for dairy cows, which was considered safe for a generation. Farm safety is being promoted on TV, now that cattle have to be drenched a number of times because of new regulations; it will only increase workers chance of injury.

DEVICE  that exists in two different states at the same time has been named as the scientific breakthrough of the year.

BIOENERGY can be made from guayule stems left after their white, rubber latex has been removed. The stems says Colleen M. McMahan a researcher at Albany research can produce 8,000 Btu per pound, as good as charcoal. Guayule is a semi- desert plant.

PILGRIMAGE to Rome and Assisi Led by Bishop Murphy 25th April to 2nd May 2011 ,Flights ex Cork Airport 5 night in Rome & 2 nights in Assisi. For more information, contact 064-7758219.

 TEEN SPIRIT III: Will be held on Friday 1st April 2011 in the INEC, Killarney. The project is open to everyone! If you are a teenager and you want to be part of it all, you can make it happen! If you are a choir director, music teacher, parish volunteer or religion teacher and you know of a group or individual who might enjoy being part of the project contact Noel on 087-6961851, contact with us by the end of January.

 RECALL: Arrow International has announced a worldwide voluntary recall of its 5800 Series Intra-Aortic Balloon Catheters .This recall is being conducted because of an increase of “stuck in sheath” reports.

XMAS Dinner in NZ: More than 2000 people had Christmas lunch at the Vector Arena Auckland, thanks to local mission workers and volunteers.

IRISH Speaking Toy

BEST Wishes to Christopher McElligott of Bunagara who recently celebrated his 21sst birthday. Christopher is son of Christine and Paddy McElligott.

CONGRATULATIONS to Maureen Connolly of Trien who won E6,800 in the Moyvane GAA Lottery.

CENSUS jobs are available from March 8th to May 13th 2011, closing date for applications is 11th of Jan `11.Census will be made in April `11.

WHEN friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.”-Hilaire Belloc.

JOURNAL: Abbeyfeale Vocational School are to mark their 60 anniversary with a publication, contributors can contact [email protected]  . Knocknagoshel Bell the 27th edition of the magazine, again contains a very varied selection of articles and photographs. Fealsebridge and Headley’s Bridge 100 years a growing is recalled. Report of Death of Patrick Carmody of Knocknagoshel is taken from the Kerryman of March 1958, he had a brother in Colorado.  Death of Knocknagoshel oldest person aged 107 and several old people from a variety of places are recorded. 94 year old gets degree, School classes in the Community Centre because of frost damage to pipes in the N.S is linked to pupils being taught in the Old Hall many years ago.

Unplanned comeback of Jimmy O Rourke is documented. There is a snippet of Curtin genealogy and Moss Walsh honoured in Dublin. 32 Counties, Kerry is described The Kingdom and the Kings Men. Castleisland Court in 1938 awarded money to several named persons who suffered loss when the IRA took their property in the 1920s. GAA, several photos of local teams and All Ireland U16 Semi-Final match report, Football match at Brosna in 1931, also Limericks first national title in 114 years is recalled. All Ireland Junior Football Championship roll of honour list is also included. List of Senior Horse Plough class winners since 1931.  Deaths in 1960 and this year conclude a very informative magazine.

DIED aged 112 in Oct. 1887 Margaret Johnstone , she remembered the French who landed at Killala in 1798 , this was reported in the Sligo Connaught Leader of 1887.

NEW Zealand Tablet of Oct. 1887 appears to be well versed in happenings in Ireland, it contains for example , report on rent reduction of 25%  granted to Knockanure tenants by Blacker Douglas ; The Knight of Glin has granted 15% reduction on the March 1886 Gale to these who did not get their Judicial Rents fixed; O Grady tenants refused 15% reduction they wanted 30% to 50% reduction.

TRAVEL: Cork Herald of 28th July 1900 tells us that you could travel from Cork to Killarney, First Class on Sat. and return on Monday for the Summer Season for £1-7-6 , Winter charge was £1. From Dublin to Killarney in summer cost £2.

DEATH took place on December 21st of Sr. Mary Basil McAuliffe, Presentation Convent, Tralee; she was born at Church Street, Listowel. Sister is survived by her sister Peg sisters-in-law Marie and Margaret. Requiem Mass for Sr. Mary Basil McAuliffe was celebrated in Tralee St John’s Church on Thursday December 23rd; Sr. Mary Basil was laid to rest at the Presentation Convent Cemetery after Mass.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr William O Brien, Jim Kelly, Edward Walsh, Hit Ahern, Myra Downey, Sr. Gregory Dillon, Catherine Kennedy, Michael Kissane, Fr Dan Dee, Peg Dillon, Sr. Patricia O Connor, Ned Buckley, Kit O Rourke, Maurice Kennelly, Joan Kennelly, Monsignor Pat Daly, Sr. Declan Buckley, Mary Ann O Carroll, Francis Dowling, David Kennelly, Tim O Donoghue, John Fealy, Mary Keane, Mass on Tues 28th at 7.30pm for Mary O’Connor; Mass on  Wed 29th at 9.15am Maureen McShane, James Doyle& Babe Doyle; Mass on Thurs. 30th 7.30pm Paddy & Mary Mulvihill; Mass on Fri. 31st 7.30pm Con Flaherty and his grandson Mark; Mass on Sat. 1st Jan. 7.30pm Mary & Patrick Keane ; Mass on Sun. 2nd 10.00am for Kitty Bowden and 11.00am mass in Moyvane is for Michael Sheehan & the deceased members of the Sheehan Family.

DIVINE Mercy”; A weekend trip from Friday 18th February to Sunday 20th February to the Divine Mercy Conference in the RDS Arena is been organised for the West Limerick/North Kerry Area, contact  087 4147001.

COLLECTION on 1st & 2nd January for the Needs of the Holy Land.

ADORATION: Moyvane Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.

READERS:  Vigil Seline Mulvihill & Anne Marie Kennelly

11.00am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure 2nd January Ann Stack & Brenda Clancy.

COLLECTORS for January Vigil Eddie Flaherty & Michael Scanlon; 11.00am Eddie Stack & John Ahern ; Knockanure Margaret Carmody.

THEOLOGY Programme , leading up to a degree (BTh), in the distance learning format. People are enabled to study from home. Contact The Priory Institute, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24. Tel. 01 4048124 or 4048127