Knockanure Notes – 26th July, 2009

WISHING everyone a happy Bank Holiday, due to changed circumstances some will never again enjoy holiday time; care will be needed at all times to prevent injury and loss of life. POPE Benedict XVI broke his wrist at the start of his summer holiday.

CHIROPODIST will attend the Marian Hall on Saturday 1st August at 11am.Book with Eileen 49472 for appointment. THANKS: The Senior Citizens Committee would like to extend their thanks to Margaret Carmody and staff at the Golf Hotel, Ballybunion for an excellent meal on our day out. A Gift Voucher for 2 nights B & B & a Dinner from Margaret was very much appreciated. We are also very grateful to Paddy Mulvihill of Irish Wire who sponsored our bus and all who gave spot prizes.

GRAVEYARD Masses: Monday 3rd August in Ahavoher at 8pm; Tuesday 4th August in Old Knockanure at 8pm and on Wednesday 5th August at Murhur at 8pm. Mass at Lislaughtin Churchyard on August 5th at 8pm; Springmount Cemetery Duagh Mass on Thursday August 6th at 7.30pm.

BUS to Lough Derg on Friday August 7th, details from 068 31232. Nation Wide was making a documentary on Lough Derg pilgrims recently, while pilgrims were walking on their bare feet and wearing anoraks to keep warm, the RTE presenter was in platforms, light trousers and flimsy top.

BUS to Ballybunion from Listowel every Thursday Pick up at Bus Stop near Listowel Arm’s Hotel at 11am. to Ballybunion and returning at 4pm. Travel passes free, E5 return without Travel pass.

TRADFEILE in Athea July 31st to August 3rd.

EVENTS: Seisiun summer show at the Arms Hotel on Wednesday nights at 9pm and the Templeglantine Seisiun is on Thursday nights they continue weekly; Crossroads dancing at Finuge every Friday night; Galway races which begin on the 27th of July attracts a big contingent from the Parish; Dan Paddy Andy Festival and Sean McCarthy Festival begin on July 31st; August Bank Holiday is on the 3rd; Horse Show RDS 5th to 9th of August, Kerry Riding Club are competing at the Show, riders include Gerard Leahy, Louise Brassil, Eileen Pierse and Eleanor O Donoghue, the first International horse show was held in 1864; Talk on the history of the Palatine who settled in this country was due to be given at the Ivy Leaf Centre Castleisland on Tuesday Night July 28th; Beach Tag Rugby Weekend in Ballybunion from August 7th to 9th; Coach to Knock on Monday 10th August for the visit of Sr. Breege McKenna. Coach departs Tralee 7.00am. Contact 066-7180123; Clounmacon trip to Knock on Thursday Aug. 20th , details from 068 21773;

VINTAGE: Knockanure Vintage Day Sunday August 16th. Athea had their Vintage day last Sunday, it was a lovely day out for all the family, just a few short showers put a small damper on the day. As usual the Threshing Mill was the centre of attraction, plenty of vintage cars, tractors and bikes were on display, other side shows were a rope maker, gramophone using a needle a piece of tube and plastic bottle, Morse code keys from all over the world and various pieces of old equipment.

WALK: Nice time of year to walk some of the local back roads and admire the margins which are full of various wild flowers.

DRAMA: Patrick Brosnan and Thomas Gould both pupils of Knockanure N.S. are taking part in the St John’s Drama Summer School under the direction of Steve Sparks.

ST JOHN’S: Wednesday 19th, The Brennans, three sisters from Dublin.

SIAMSA: Oilean continues till August 8th, excluding Sunday August 2nd.

YOUTH 2000 Summer Festival in Clonmacnois, Co. Offaly from August 13th to 16th . It is for people aged 16-35, more information from 01-6753690 or

FATIMA: West Limerick pilgrimage to Fatima taking place on September 10, details from 069-62306.

LONDON: The Limerick Association in London is celebrating 55 years at St. Augustine’s Club in Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith on Sunday, August 16 Barbeque which takes place from 3-6pm details from

OUTING: Ring of Kerry on Thursday, August 27 ,details from 068 31232. Trip on Sunday 13th Sept. to Waterford, Mountmellory coming back via Youghal, details from 087 9845102.

KERRY Education Service is looking for volunteers tutors to help adults with literacy difficulties. Initial tutor training course is provided. Please ring Mary on 068 23866.

NEW: Oregon State University researchers have found that microcrystalline cellulose made from plant fibre is suitable for replacing silica in tyre making.

BEST Wishes to Michelle Dore on her 21st birthday.

FUN Day in Knockanure was a great day out for children and parents; Senior Citizens went to Ballybunion for their outing, several pictures of both events were in last weeks Kerryman.

HELLO Kerry can be contacted at 066 7147 389, from 9am to 1pm.

WORRIED: Many are worried about the threat of pharmacists to stop giving medicines under the State Drug Scheme. Medicines will be available at Listowel Community Hospital, details from 1850 24 1850.

ORGAN Donor Card information is available from 1890 456556.

M.S. Society collected E559.70 at recent Church Gate collections in the Parish.

DID you know that Keshav Varma is in charge of the World Bank tiger Initiative?

MULVIHILL Manitoba, Canada is one hundred miles north of Winnepeg on Highway 6, between Ashern and Eriksdale. The town is called after Father Mulvihill who of the OMI Order he was also Mayor of the municipality of St. Laurent. Note a Fr Mulvihill OMI of Kilbaha was in Canada, he was uncle of Brother Shine of the Presentation Order Cork.

360 persons surnamed Mulvihill, or a variation of the name, entered the United States through Ellis Island in the period 1892 to 1924.33% of those who entered were less than 20, oldest was 78 years.Orign include 95 from Kerry,30 from Limerick and 62 from USA.17 variations of the Mulvihill name are recorded on the Ellis Island list, details taken from the recent Mulvihill Newsletter. Margie Mulvihill and her group of musicians and singers will head the entertainment on Saturday night October 24th `09 at the Mulvihill Clan gathering in Florida.

ADORATION: Moyvane, Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Adoration in Abbeyfeale each evening Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm.

DEATHS: The death at the age of 85 took place on July 10th `09 of Maureen Leech nee Sheahan of Carrueragh. Maureen died at Drogheda, Co Louth. Two local first cousins survive her Jerry Enright and Mary Sweeney Reidy. Maureen went to secondary school in Lixnaw taking the train from Kilmorna daily.

DEATH has taken place of Tim McElligott of Gunsboro, he was predeceased by his wife Bridie Cahill and is survived by daughters Norma Leahy of Knockanure and Brid O Brien, sons Tim, Richard, Jerry, Johnny and Donal, sister Maura and brother John. Following Requiem Mass at Ballydonoghue Church on July 18th `09 Tim McElligott was laid to rest at Lislaughtin Churchyard.

Death has taken place of Mary Dee nee O Connor of Gortnagross on July 17th `09; her husband Timmy Dee predeceased her. Mary is survived by her father Joe O Connor, and siblings Jeremiah, John, Joseph, Ann and Joan and Uncle Darby.

Following Requiem Mass at Athea Church on Monday last Mary Dee was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery Athea.

Death; Henry Allingham, the world’s oldest man aged 113 a World War I veteran died July 18th `09 , he left school to work at age 15. Henry urged people to remember the 9 million soldiers who were killed in World War 1.Henry is survived by five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild.

ANNIVERSARIES: Eileen Nolan, Paddy Scanlon, Kit Dee, Eileen Hegarty, Catriona O Connor, Fr. Edward Fitzpatrick, Jer Mulvihill, Jim Kennelly, Tom Leahy, Paddy Anthony Kearney, Mary O Sullivan, Mick Buckley, Pat Stack, Alfred O Rahilly, John Guiney, Mass on Sat. 1st August 8.00pm for Jackie Lyons; Mass on Sun. 2nd at 10.00am for Jerry Clancy at Knockanure and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for the People of the Parish.

COLLECTORS for August, Vigil Eileen Collins & Julia Fitzmaurice, 11am Celia Thorton & Padraig Buckley and Knockanure Margaret Carmody.

READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan & Chloe Mulvihill, 11am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan. Knockanure 10am Brenda Clancy & Anne Stack.

PILGRIMAGE: Lourdes, Guadalupa and Shrines of Quebec Canada, details from Contact Marian 01-8788159.

EXECUTED: North Korea publicly executed Ri Hyon Ok, aged 33, a Christian woman recently for giving out Bibles, she was also accused of spying and organising dissidents. Nearer home; The Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow is encouraging art lovers to write their thoughts down on a Bible which they have on display.