Knockanure Notes – 26th June, 2011

KNOCK: A Bus will leave Knockanure on Wednesday 6th July at 7.30am Moyvane 7.45am, Tarbert 8.00am. For booking and information, contact Margaret Carmody, 49361 / 087 2976304 and Nuala Carmody, Tarbert 36166.
COMPUTERS: Fit in collaboration with I Can Do Learning is offering a Taster Course named the I Can Do Digital Skills Programme to centres in Ireland.
Modules are : Getting Started, Getting Online, Photo, Video, Music, Socialsurf and Webshare. Knockanure Community Centre is currently enrolling people for this course. Anyone interested in doing this course or for more information should contact 068 49799.
THANKS: The Senior Citizens Committee would like to thank everybody who attended our Fundraising Irish Night and made it such a wonderful success. We would especially like to thank Mairéad and her Family for hosting the night and to Gabriel and all the Musicians and Singers and to Tom Roche for the delicious food he provided. We would also like to thank all the people who gave donations and spot prizes.  BEST Wishes to Jack Stackpoole of Lower Athea who recently his 80th birthday with family and friends.
BEST Wishes also to Denis Mulvihill of Moyvane who also celebrated his 80 birthday.
Congratulations to Fr O Connell of Lixnaw who celebrated the Golden Jubilee of his ordination last week.
WIN: Local man Robert Nolan won E4,000 in the Moyvane GAA Lotto.
TWINS: A record breaking attempt to have the largest gathering of twins and triplets in Ballybunion on August 14th is being coordinated by local group, details from 087 9866 533.
SEISIUN will be held again this year at the Devon Hotel this Summer starting on Thursday June 30th.
EVENTS: Estuary AC train on Wednesdays in Moyvane from 6 to 7pm; Kerry Autism  Action meeting at the Abbeygate Hotel on 29th June at 8.15pm; Mass at Gale Cemetery,Lisselton on Thursday 30th June at 8pm; CAO change of mind, closing date 1st July 2011; Finuge weekly Crossroads dancing begins on Friday night July 1st;   Munster Championship final will be held in Killarney on July 3rd ,its an all ticket affair; Joe Dolan reunion at the INEC from 8th to 10th July; Abbeyfeale Parish Fete will be held at Fr Casey GAA Grounds on July 10th;  Tarbert Historical Society are going on a trip to Dingle and the Blaskets on July 17th; X-ISTANCE Youth, Listowel  Is having a Bring & Buy Sale on Friday July 1st from 9 to 4pm at 13 Upper William St. opposite the Post Office.
YOUTH 2000 Summer Festival will take place in Clonmacnois, Co Offaly from Thursday to Sunday, August 4th – 7th.   For young people aged 16 – 35.
Phone 01 6753690 or 085 8289231 or book online at
CHARITY Dance in aid of Kerry Cancer Support Group & Friends of Kerry General Hospital will take place on Friday, July 8th at the Earl of Desmond Hotel.
FREE:  Castles in Listowel, Carrigafoyle and Desmond Castle are now open free to the public.
LADIES football team from the County beat Tipperary in the Munster Semi- Final, they will be in action again on July 9th for the Munster final, local woman Breda Lane was described as outstanding in defence in the semi-final.
We all wish them well.
HEADQUARTERS: Munster GAA are building a new 10,000 square foot headquarter at Castletroy, local man Sean Walsh chairman of the Munster Council of the GAA recently turned the sod on the site.
GAZA: Israel are allowing the building of over 1,000 homes and 18 schools in southern Gaza.
MINISTER for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan was in Glengarriff on June 24th 2011 to watch documentary film on  the making of  The Quiet Man film.
NRA are at it again, they want to deny local businesses advertising their wares with roadside signs, while themselves are spending E60 million on new signs. Most people are wary of putting up signs as the County Council will be after you for rates and planning  if they get any hint that you are attempting to start a business at home, no wonder that the most progressive people are moving abroad and we are left with sedate people on welfare.
BANK: The president of the Vatican Bank has said that emerging economies may be the only countries experiencing economic growth over the coming decades, while Western nations are crippled by lack of productivity, uncompetitive labor markets, and aging populations.
ENGLISH School: The Norwich Free School, which is expected to open in September 2011, is to open six days a week for 51 weeks of the year, English Education Secretary Michael Gove said. New rules has meant that they are able to change the school day to fit their requirements.
ATHEA scrap metal can be collected or dropped off to a central location. Details from Caroline O’Connell on 087 6643307 or Kathlen Mullane on  087 1233361 OPEN: The Palatine Centre Rathkeale; Opening hours from June to September- Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 2-5pm. Sunday Opening hours for June, July and August 2-5pm .
BROADBAND: The Minister for Communications has announced a Rural Broadband Scheme for areas where people are unable to get a broadband service ,details from 1850 678100 .

NURSES 1901 Continued from last week.
Julia Grant of Curraghatoosane aged 38; Ellen Histon Church Street, Listowel aged 75; Catherine Ambrrose, Curraghatoosane aged 25; Kate Bartishall, Do agd 58; Annie O Keeffe, Do aged 30; Delia Fitzgerald , Do aged 26; Sarah Stephens, Abbeydorney aged 71; Madge Moriarty, Do, aged 16; Catherine Clemans, Ballylongford aged 65; Ellen Higgins, Kerry Head aged 65; Margaret Guerin, Curraghatoosane aged 40; Margaret Danaher , Do aged 56; Jane Slattery, Do aged 38; Kate Brosnan, Glanlea aged 90 caretaker nurse; Catherine O Sullivan, Trieneragh aged 78; Emily Duggan Abbeydornet aged 25; Ellie Laide, Newtownsandes aged 26; Mary Webb, Brosna aged 77; Catherine Walsh, Coolkeragh aged 31; Bridget Buckley, Duagh aged 34; Nora Spillane , William Street aged 19; Mary Ester Moloney Tralee aged 35; Hannah McQuinn, Ballyduff aged 30; Bridget Merrick, Bishopscourt, Ballyduff aged 28; Cecelia O Sullivan , Ballybunion aged 25 of Cork; Kate Crowley, Ballybunion aged 24; Elizabeth Quilter, Lixnaw aged 42; Bridget McCabe, Court House Rd, Listowel aged 24; Sarah McCabe do of Co Limerick aged 19.
PRIESTS: 63 priests are working in the diocese of Kerry at present, of which 13 are under 50.
The last ordination in Kerry was in 2007, Fr Moore spoke at mass on Sunday last to warn us of what to expect over the coming years.
 He also had in his possession the small chalice which was found in the bog at Ardidonegan, it was of Spanish origin and was used in penal times, the faith survived then with only a handful of pastors.
ARDFERT Retreat Centre , Fr. Dan Baragry CSSR will preach a retreat from Friday July 1st to Thursday 7th about recognising the Lord who walks with us, details from 066 7134 276.
DEATH took place suddenly on June 17th 2011 of Eamonn Keane of Kylbeg, Greenville, Listowel. Eamonn is survived by his wife Margaret, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters. Following Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Monday 20th June 2011. Eamonn Keane was laid to rest at John Paul II Cemetery, Listowel. Eamonn worked at Teagasc and was well known in the locality, he was very interested in politics and was always at the count centre.

ANNIVERSARIES: Daniel and Paddy Flavin, Hannah Buckley, Bridie Long, Tim Dinneen, Jeremiah O Connor, Bess Horgan, Tom Sullivan, Maureen Broderick, Julie O Connor, John Sheehan, Maureen Nolan, Peg Horgan, Kathleen O Connor, William Quirke, Paddy Maher, Lil Mai O Sullivan, Sr. Nora Berchmans Flaherty, Joyce Mannix, Kate Foley, Mass on  Wed 29th  at 9.15am for Denis Nolan & his mother Bridie Nolan & the deceased members of the Nolan Family; Mass on Thurs. 30th Knockanure at 8.00pm Private Intention; Mass on First Friday 1st July at  8.00pm for Joe & Mary Lynch; Mass on Sat. 2nd at 8.00pm for Daniel & Catherine Keane; Mass on Sun. 3rd 10.00am in Knockanure For the People of the Parish and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for John & Hanna Foley & the deceased members of the Foley Family.

CEMETERY Mass Listowel: Tuesday 5th July, John Paul II Cemetery Mass, Wednesday 6th July, Finuge Cemetery and  Thursday 7th July, St. Michael’s Cemetery Mass all Masses are at 8pm.
FAMILY Centre Listowel: The 3rd session of the ‘Meet a Mum’ group takes place at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday. June 29, at 10.30am. The 2nd Grandparents tea party takes place on Thursday June 30, between 3-5pm. For further details contact (068) 23584.
COLLECTION: Annual Church Gate Collection for the blind will held on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July

ROSARY: Moyvane I.C.A. Rosary will be recited at the Grotto at 8.15pm on Tuesday 28th June. Please come along and join in.
COMMUNION Rounds, First Friday of the Month. Usual Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.
Confessions before the Vigil Mass on every Saturday night in Moyvane.
Confessions in Knockanure before the Vigil Mass on the First Friday Mass.
ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Listowel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 10.30am Mass till 7pm.
READERS: Vigil Elaine Hudson;11.00am Jerry Duggan; Knockanure 3rd July Patricia & Andrew Rogan COLLECTORS for July; Vigil,James Moody & Ronan Kearney; 11.00am Eileen Cronin & Michael Kissane; Knockanure 10.00am Jerry Woods BEST Wishes to Canon Kelly of Athea who was ordained 61 years ago and also congratulations to Sr. Mary O’Riordan of Ballaugh, Abbeyfeale who celebrated the 70th Anniversary of her Profession as a Sister of the Blessed Sacrament.