Knockanure Notes – 26th May, 2013

HOUR of Eucharistic Adoration at 4pm  on May 30th, the Feast of Corpus Christi in Moyvane Church to join with the Holy Father and the Church throughout the world in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.

DEFIBRILLATOR; A public meeting will take place at the Community Centre Knockanure on Tuesday evening 28th May 2013 at 7.00 p.m.

HELP: The Monthly Meeting of the Meala Bereavement Group, takes place at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday May 29th at 7.45pm. New members welcome.

VIGIL FOR LIFE Prolife campaign there will be a Vigil for Life on Saturday, 8th June in Merrion Square, Dublin form 3pm. to 4pm. To organise a bus or to get bus details please telephone 087-266 8702.

SINGERS experience a magical evening of ‘shape-note singing’ in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Saturday next, 1st June from 9pm. to 10.30pm.  

EXAMS Mass will be celebrated on Saturday June 1st at 7.30pm for all exam students and their families. Please place your petition or name in the box at the rear of the Church. Take a candle and place it on the table in front of the Altar. Exams begin on June 5th.Best wishes to Tarbert Comprehensive students who recently received awards, there were 33 categories of awards.

WRITERS Week begins on May 29th. St John’s will have all day sessions on May 30th and 31st.

FARMERS seminar and advice in relation to fodder meeting was due to be held at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on 28th May at 8pm.

RACING in Listowel June 2nd and 3rd.

BUS to Knock on June 9th leaving at 7am, details from 068 31232.

ASTEROID 1.7 mile wide will pass near Earth on May 31st,it will be  15 times further away than the Moon.

VISA: The Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers (CIIC) has issued a set of guidelines for J1 students that are planning to travel to the US and look for work for the summer months.

EVENTS: Three Day Leisure Cycle around Kerry is on 1st, 2nd and 3 of June, details from; Pricilla’s School of singing and Drama Concert in Tarbert Community Centre on Saturday June 8, at 8:30pm and in St. John’s Theatre Listowel on Friday June 14, at 8pm. Proceeds in aid of  Recovery Haven Cancer Centre. Director; Pricilla Donovan, accompanist Amanda Mannix; ; The County Final of Community Games, U10 Mixed Gaelic Football will be held in Tralee on June 3rd,, also the Finals of the U13 Boys and Girls Final will be held on June 2nd. This year a new event has been added, the Game of Skittles for Boys and Girls U12 and U14, boys and girls will be introduced to the rules of the game. The committee are hoping to enter a team in the County Finals, if interested, please contact Carmel at 087 9267871; West Limerick Set Dancing Club will hold a Céilí at the Courtney Lodge, Newcastle West on May 31st Music by Johnny Reidy.

ANNIVERSARIES: Seamus Flaherty, Michael Kennelly, P J Bambury, Sr. Clare Grommell, Mary Cullen, Mary Dalton, John Shanahan, Elizabeth Doyle, Tom O Connor, Sr. Theresa Stack, Jack McCarthy, Tim Lane, Mary Flavin, J B Keane, Jerry Enright, Hannah O Malley, Tom Lynch, Maurice O Connor, David Flynn Owen McGillicuddy, Hannie Fitzgerald, Sr. Maureen Griffin, Mass on Wed. 29th 7.30pm for Michael Mulvihill; Mass on Thurs. 30th Knockanure 7.30pm for Jerry Enright; mass on  Fri. 31st 7.30pm Michael Greaney, Months Mind; Mass on Sun. 2nd at 10.00am for David Dillon & Family  and the  11.00am Mass is for Michael Flaherty; Mass on Tues. 4th at 7.30pm for Kathleen Dore.

READERS: Vigil, Elaine Hudson, 11.00am Jerry Duggan;
Knockanure, Mary O’Flaherty.

Collectors for June: Vigil, Philip Kiely & Tommy Moloney,11am Andrew Kellighan & Ester Foley;
Knockanure 10am  Margaret Carmody.

MASS for Anthony Curtin will be celebrated at Clounmacon Community Centre on June 5th at 7.30pm.

CHARITY: Kerry Four Peaks Challenge 2013, in aid of the Kerry Hospice takes place on July 26/27, more from Kevin on (086)3943508;

TRAIL: On Saturday 22 June 2013, the third annual 36km Great Southern Trail Midsummer Big Walk will commence from Abbeyfeale (Old Railway Station at 10.30 a.m.) and travel the 36km route of the old railway to Rathkeale. Register at [email protected] by June 15th;

THOUGHT: Faith is seeing light with your heart when all your eyes see is darkness. Barbara Johnson.

HOLY Father’s Intentions for the Month of June 2013

General: That a culture of dialogue, listening, and mutual respect may prevail among peoples.

Missionary: That where secularization is strongest, Christian communities may effectively promote a new evangelization. (See also

BOOK: Askeaton the Medieval Town A Visitors Guide will be launched by Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan at Askeaton Tourist Office on Friday 31st May at 9pm. The author is Gerard Curtin from Ballyhahill.

Sandrine Brisset will sign her book on Brendan Kennelly at Listowel Seanchai on June 1st at noon.

ATHEA Post Ras May 2013

PADRE PIO ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE 15th October 2013 for 7 nights. Cost €875.00 contact Bernadette  on 0876019474.

KDYS SUMMER ACTIVITIES, Fishing, Music, Art, Day Trips and Summer Camps now open for bookings. Places limited so please book early. For more information contact KDYS Listowel 068 23744.

TABLE QUIZ in Finuge in McCarthy’s bar at 9:00pm on Friday the 31st of May. The quiz is in aid of UCD Volunteers Overseas, which is a charity based in UCD.

RING OF KERRY CYCLE JULY 6th  Would you like to cycle or volunteer to help out on the day of the cycle. We need cyclists, medics, motorcyclists, van drivers, bike mechanics, marshals, stewards and people to cover food stations, call Geraldine or Nikki at Kerry LifeLine (Reaching out to the Community to Prevent Suicide) on 064 6636416.  

RESEARCH to be published in eLife, a team of molecular biologists from Europe and the US reconstructed the spread of the potato blight pathogen from dried plants, these were 170 to 120 years old and found to have intact pieces of DNA of the fungus-like oomycete Phytophthora infestans, known as the Irish potato famine pathogen.

All Europeans are related to Charlemagne. A genetic survey taken all over Europe show that we are all related to the same set of ancestors who lived 1,000 years ago.