Knockanure Notes – 26th October, 2008

ALL Saints Day on Saturday November 1st, a Holy Day, Mass in Knockanure at 10am. Details of indulgences for November are available in all churches. This time of year we recall the countless people who have left this life. Every family could use the internet to make a permanent memorial lest they be forgotten.

HALLOWEEN Party for National and preschool children only will be held at Knockanure Community Centre on Friday 31st of October at 7pm, please contact the office at 068 49799 or Mobile 086 8392787 for more information.

DRESS Making Classes will takes place at the Knockanure Community Centre from Thursday 6th November for six weeks. Anyone interested in attending please contact Patricia on 068 49799 or 086 8392787.

COMHALTAS: Moyvane/Knockanure C.C.E. A.G.M. takes place on Wednesday 29th October at 8.30pm at the Marian Hall. We appeal to adults and parents of children involved in music and dancing to attend the meeting and support the Branch which is in danger of closing.

IRISH Night will be held at Broderick’s Bar Listowel on Thursday 30th Oct from 9.30pm onwards.

Halloween Camp for children will be held at Listowel Community Centre from 28th to 31st Oct., details from 068 22244.

IFA are holding a meeting on the budget on Wednesday Oct. 29th at the Manor West Hotel, all farmers welcome.

HEALTHY eating dinner will be provided at Listowel Mart on Nov. 6th at 2pm under the direction of Aveen Bannon, she will also be at Seanchai in the evening at 8pm to discuss nutrition and eating with Professor Pat Wall.

Food Fair will open in Listowel on Nov. 7th; A Farming Seminar will be held in the Arms Hotel on Thursday Nov. 6th at 8pm; All the usual events are taking place over the weekend.

ENGLISH Tour: Rambling House Concert will be performed at St Patrick’s Hall Leamington Spa on Oct 30th; Haringey Irish Centre London on Oct 31st; The Salvatorian College Hall, Harrow Weald on Saturday Nov. 1st and on Sunday Nov 2nd they are at the South Birmingham College Theatre, more information from 068 48 353,

ACTIVE over 55 Group will start in Abbeyfeale On Wednesday 5th November at 3pm details at the CDP Centre in The Square, Abbeyfeale or phone 068 32444.

BUDGET is creating waves orchestrated by the middle and upper income people who earned their money on the backs of the people who are now dependant on the state, lump sums and private pension funds are way beyond the reach of the genuine person who needs the medical card. The person who has the medical card will have to wait longer for treatment as the insured people will use the state services for a second and third opinion, again putting the poor man down the line today as they did yesterday. Reports in the press suggest that Enda Kenny will receive E170,000 from the taxpayer next year not counting expenses, what about his teacher salary? . The English PM salary is nearly £190,000. School books by their thousands are dumped every year, millions more is spent on non essential cosmetic educational products, if everyone lived on last years figures there would be no need for cut backs. Aontas person interviewed on Saturday night last told of waste where 6 doctors are in Mosney idle and other qualified people are in limbo because their qualifications are not recognised in this country.

SPORTS Council were supposed to bring over 30 jobs to Killarney, the move now postponed, considering their judgement in choosing athletes for the recent Olympics, disbanding the whole outfit would do us no harm in the London Olympics, volunteers could do a lot of good with the savings, Press reports say that the Dept of Agric have 4.200 staff a reduction of 900 from some years ago.

CLOTHES Collection will be made at mid- day on Thursday 30th at Listowel GAA pitch gates, Ballybunion church gates; collection on Friday 31st at Moyvane church car park and at Tarbert, Asdee and Ballylongford near the bottle banks.

BEST Wishes to two past pupils of Moyvane N.S. and St Michael’s College, Owen O Sullivan who graduated from Mary Immaculate and is now working in Wexford, Owen got two class awards also while studying at St Michael’s, his brother Denis received a degree in E Business, Computers and Accounting from IT Tralee, both young men got their degrees on October 24th `08, they are sons of Michael and Anne O Sullivan of Derry. Congratulations also to Michael Woods of Knockanure Village and Shane Kiely of Moyvane Village who received their degrees on Friday last. A self proclaimed expert on radio last week said that TV was damaging the educational ability of young children; there may be something in what he said, there was a time when country schools produced student who were described as gifted, now we are craving for some brilliant scholar to arise.

Local man Gabriel Fitzmaurice was due to host a poetry session at the Rugby Club House in Castleisland on Sunday last.

HAPPY 90th Birthday to Canon Michael Leahy, his friends sent him a host of cards last week.

VILLAGE Festival brought great crowds to Moyvane over last weekend, promoters were well satisfied with the attendance especially the Vintage Day which brought thousands of viewers.

SPEEDY recovery in Tralee hospital to Liam Sexton, Shane Hanrahan and John Flavin.

CLOTHES will be collected for charity at the Bridge Road Car park, Listowel on Friday Oct 31st before noon.

ST JOHN’S: Wednesday 29th, a play about Kavanagh, called On Raglan Road; Thursday 30th Oct. Kerry Chamber Orchestra; Tuesday Nov. 4th Maria McGarry with classical favourites; Wed 5th at 2.30pm Arsenic and Old Lace, a film Thursday 6th The Mali Project, about Irish musicians in Africa, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA have many shows in association with the Kerry Film Festival from Nov. 1st to 8th, education screenings from 4th to 7th, Cinderella 19th to 22ndNov., details from 066 7123055.

EVENTS: KDYS have evening Winter Classes, details from 068 23 744; Schools have a Mid Term break from Oct. 27th to 31st; Listowel Halloween Parade begins at the library at 6pm on Friday Oct. 31st, more information from KDYS at 068 23744; Youth Caf=E9 are organising a Fancy Dress Halloween party for students only on Thursday 30th Oct. from 8.30pm to midnight; Women’s Group will meet at the Family Centre Listowel on Tuesday 28th of Oct at 8pm; Moyvane ICA are presenting a cheque to representatives of Nano Nagle summer camp on Tuesday night 28th Oct. an ICA meeting will be held before the presentation in the Marian Hall; Rambling House in Carrigkerry is open on Tuesday night 28th of Oct.; IT Tralee reunion will be held on Nov. 1st at the Earl of Desmond Hotel, details from 087 8061 162; Horse Fair in Castleisland on Nov. 1st; Road Race in aid of Autism Group will be held in Castleisland on Nov. 2nd, details from 087 2390 200; Duagh play Clounmacon at Moyvane pitch on Nov. 1st at 3pm; Fine Gael will celebrate 75 years of its history at the Green Isle Hotel Newland’s Cross, Dublin on Nov. 1st from 2pm to 5pm, details from 01 6184 286 or contact Jimmy Deenihan; Craft Fair will be held at Ballybunion Community Centre on Nov. 2nd from noon onwards; All Night Vigil will be held in Ballyduff Church on Nov. 4th; Kerry Film Festival runs from Nov. 1st to 8th; Bereavement Group will meet at Ballyloughran Leisure Centre on Tuesday Nov. 4th from 8 to 9pm, more information from 068 23429;. Ceili will be held at Tournafulla on Friday Nov. 7th starting at 10pm;Toastmasters will meet at the Desmond Complex on Nov. 5th at 8.30pm; West radio are having a night at the dogs in Tralee on Nov. 15th, details from 069 66200; Lourdes Pageant will be held at the KDYS Tralee for 10 days starting on Nov. 17th , details from 066 7144 660;

Fair Day in Athea on Nov. 8th; Motor Rally will be held in Ballyduff area on Sunday Nov. 9th, Service area is at Ballybeggan Racecourse, details from 087 2606 374; Ardfert Retreat Centre on Saturday 8th Nov. from 10am to 5pm Meditation on what is love; Tralee Circus Festival Nov. 7th to 9th;

Queen of the Land takes place in Tullamore from 14th to 16th of Nov, details from ; International Rules series begins final Test will be held in Melbourne on October 31st;

FOOTBALLER: Talk to Terrace Talk have a page on Glasgow Celtic Star Diarmuid O’Carroll whose people came from Knockanure .

DRUGS: Professor Irving Kirsch recently suggested that leading brands of antidepressants worked little better than placebos. Funding can be found for many things, the pressure groups fill the media rasping for more, who remembers funding for anti-malaria programme which kills millions every year.

PLANS: The government had plans to increase the level of organic farming in Ireland to 5% by 2012, it appears that there are only two organic milk buyers in the country at present and only one organic miller is registered, milk must be produced all year, the guidelines alone for organic dairy and beef cover 23 pages, how many pages are in the full regulations.

ALZHEIMER’S day care is available in Listowel on Tuesdays and Thursdays, volunteers needed, details from 068 23584.

THOUGHT: For each of us the time is surely coming when we shall have nothing but God. Health and wealth and friends and hiding places will all be swept away, and we shall have only God. To the man of pseudo faith that is a terrifying thought, but to real faith it is one of the most comforting thoughts the heart can entertain. A. W. Tozer; Saints and martyrs are famous for testifying to the truth about Jesus Christ while their enemies set them on fire, but each day ordinary Christians experience small martyrdoms when they blow the whistle on a dangerous product, or lose a friend they had to confront, or stand up in a small group and, for the first time in their lives, say to a group of strangers, “My name is Maxine, and I am an alcoholic.” Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.;

LAST Call is being made by local journal editors for material for this years journals, Ballyguiltenane School is also looking for photographs for their fundraising calendar.

HISTORY: Sir John Benn Walsh (1798-1881) had 8.900 acres in his Kerry estate. His family made money with the East India Company and John Walsh his great uncle bought land in Ireland in 1764. Ben Walsh’s rents in Kerry rose from £3439 in 1829 to £5317 in 1847, between 1821 and 1864 he visited his estates in this country twenty times. He kept a diary of his visits and some of his entries can be read at the local library. In 1823 it took a coach sixteen hours to travel from Dublin to Limerick, he got rid of the middlemen on his farms in Derrindaffe and Fourhane in 1823, (Wall was in Derrindaffe) his policy was to rent for a year and get rid of the poorer tenements bit by bit. Kane was his land drainer then. In October 1848 there was a slow train to Limerick from Dublin arriving at 5.30pm, Ben and his agent continued on their trip to Kerry by the Tarbert Steamboat. The weather was cloudy, windy and heavy showers now and again. They visited Gortshanavoe farm where there was some good tenants, having got rid of bad ones previously, before next year Stack would have died from fever and dysentery, like many others. Michael Nolan emigrated. Neligan and Hartnett and Con Guerin are to be assisted to emigrate from Derrindaffe and Patrick Guerin died of fever before August 1849. Corrigan’s land at Fourhane to be given to given to Curtin. Ben Walsh stayed at Mrs McElligott’s in Listowel. He invested £5,300 in the Great Southern and Western Railway. Following the bad year for the potatoes in 1848 the Listowel Union was £40,000 in debt and 22,000 people of the 78,000 were on outdoor relief. The whole field of potatoes in Connors of Derrindaffe had blight and the Regan girl of Knockburrane was greatly upset by her mother who had turned to drink. Some other names mentioned by Ben Walsh include, Hilliard, Connell, Connor, Ponsonby, O Brien, Kenagh, Walsh, Philips, Captain Home, Fitzell, Sheahan, Bruce, Mulvihill, O Keeffe and Moloney.

INBOUND lists of passengers between England and abroad between 1890 and 1960 are now online. As America and Canada did not record outbound passengers this is a valuable addition for researchers. FEAST Saturday 1st November is all Saints and Sunday 2nd is All Souls Day, at this time we remember our dead it would be nice if every parish had a website to preserve the memory of our loved ones. The Council claim to be short of funds and are looking for more power to interfere with the dead, even putting them down deeper, surely an attempt to drive the grave digger to an early end, health and safety how are you.

Pope John Paul II helped bring the fall of the Iron Curtain, on October 16, 1978 he brokered peace between Argentina and

ST PIO Fifty Years of Thorns and Roses Video will be shown at the Parish Centre Tralee on Tuesday, October 28th at 8pm.

ST MARTIN: At Holy Cross Dominican Church Tralee from November 3rd – 5th daily 11am & 7.30pm. Preacher Fr. David Walker O.P. (Dublin) Blessing of Animals outside the Church Saturday November 1st at 3pm. Mass for Healing Sunday, November 9th at 3pm.

GRIEF and Coping with Loss, A talk will be held in the Parish Centre, Tralee on Wednesday, November 19th at 8pm, all welcome.

MISSION in Abbeyfeale was conducted by Fr John Hanna and Fr Tony Flannery.

Died at Listowel Workhouse on October 30th 1868 Catherine Connell aged 100 years.

ANNIVERSARIES: Hanna Connelly, Tony Mason, Nuala Doige, Sr. Bridget McMahon, Kathleen Scully, James O Connor, Bub Flavin, Canon John Sheehy, Mary Agnes Barrett, Mass on Tuesday 28th at 7.30pm for Teddy King, Mass on Wednesday 29th at 9.15am for Hanna and Patsy Scanlon, Mass Thursday 30th at 7.30pm for Ned Buckley, Mass on Saturday Nov. 1st at 7.30pm all Saints Day for Mary Desmarais Flaherty, Sunday Mass for Holy Souls in Knockanure at 10am and Moyvane Mass for the Holy Souls is at 11am.

Collection this weekend is for Irish Church Commissions and Agencies.

READERS: Vigil Seline Mulvihill and Bridget McCarthy; 11am Ciara Healy and Amanda Coulson and 10am in Knockanure Aileen Stack.

COLLECTORS for November are Jack Shine, Myles Kearney, Con Noonan, Gerard Scanlon and Helen O Sullivan.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure Tuesday 10am to 6pm.