Knockanure Notes – 27th February, 2011

QUIZ: Scoil Chorp Christ Parents Association Knockanure are hosting a Pub Quiz in Flynn’s Bar, Knockanure on Friday, March 4th 2011 at 9.30 p.m. 20 euro per table of four, Enquiries to 086 8417688  Elizabeth.

COMMUNITY Centre; A Physiotherapist attends Knockanure Community Centre weekly, contact Knockanure Community Centre on 068 49799.

AGM of the Senior Citizens Group takes place at the Marian Hall on Wed. March 2nd at 7.30pm, anyone who can help are asked to attend.

PLAY: Athea Drama Group continue with The Man from Clare in Athea on March, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th.

DRAMA Festival in Castleisland runs from 4th to 11th of March, details from 066 714 2018.

I.C.A. night out to Killarney Musical ‘My Fair Lady’ at the INEC on Tuesday the 8th March, booking with Eileen Roche at 068 49337 . ICA meeting was due to be held in Marian Hall on Tuesday 1st March at 7.15pm.

FASHION: Tarbert Comprehensive School Parents Association will hold their Annual Fashion Show at The Lanterns Hotel Tarbert on Tuesday 8th March. Tickets available from any member of the committee, or from 087 9576 660, Proceeds to refurbish the School Science Room.

CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane Scor na bPaisti who were presented with the Club of the Year Award at Tintean Theatre recently, they had four wins on he night out of eight categories.

LOCAL man Willie Sheehan had a win at Killaloe point to point races recently, the rider and trainer was Athea man Eoin McCarthy.

ST JOHN’S: Sat 5th,The Best of Traditional With Goitse
With Colm Phelan-Bodhrán; James Harvey-Banjo, Aine Mc Geeney-fiddle, Tin whistle and sean nós singing. Tadhg O’Meachair-piano & accordion and Conal O Kane-guitar. The band members will also give workshops on the day of the concert; Weds 9th, The Terpsycordes Quartet,An evening of classical favourites with works by Mozart, Brahms, McKay and Dutilleux. A Music Network tour featuring internationally acclaimed musicians from Bulgaria, Italy and Switzerland; Thurs 10th to Tues 15th ,Cuckoo Blue, The Lartigue Theatre Co; Listowel, revive Tony Guerin’s first play which they premiered here in 1998. The play is directed by Denis O’ Mahoney and the cast features: Sean Moriarty, Cathy Healy, Eoin Hand, Diana McCarthy, Mike Moriarty, John Looney, Paul Pierse, Robert Bunyan and Gavin O’ Sullivan, more from 068 22566.

SIAMSA: Wed. 2nd to Sat. 5th, Mikado; Active retired film On the Waterfront,  March 9th at 2pm, more on Young Artist series from 066 7123055.

‘BLOOD Diamond’, Film starring Leonardo di Caprio, at Roundy’s Bar, Tralee, was due to be shown on Tuesday night 1st March To mark Fairtrade fortnight.  It examines the trade in diamonds and the corruption involved.

EVENTS: Sounds of Kerry Concert at the National Concert Hall on March 5th in aid of Finuge Teach Siamsa; Kerry GAA Annual Coaching conference will be held at St Brendan’s College on March 5th; Ladies Night at Tintean on Friday March 4th at 8pm; Irish language and cultural festival runs from 5th to 17th of March; World Day of Prayer at St John’s Tralee on March 4th at 7.30pm; Ash Wednesday March 9th; Dyslexia talk will be given by Val Doughy at Castleisland Family Resource Centre on March 3rd , more from 087 755 3066; Library Ireland Week 7th to 13th March; Danny Houlihan is expected to launch his book on Ballybunion at Tintean on March 6th; Ceili at Tournafulla on March 11th at 9.30pm; Ardfert Retreat Centre, Enneagram Workshop from 11th to 13th March, details from 066 713 4276;  The next Marriage Encounter weekend takes place from 8 to 10 of April at The Lake Hotel Killarney, contact 064-6644319 or ;Spring Clean last year attracted 145 groups from all over the County;

UN Veterans meeting will be held on March 9th, details from 087 669 4011.Congo pictures can be viewed at

AGM of Kerry M.S. will be held on Thurs. evening at 8pm. in the Listowel Arm’s Hotel. All members are asked to attend. New members welcome.  
HORSES: Cheltenham preview night will be held on Monday 7th March at 8.30pm in the Arms Hotel Listowel proceeds in aid of the Kerry Parents & Friends Assoc Listowel branch.

AWARDS Night, West Limerick 102 fm presents the 4th Annual Entertainment Awards Night at the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine on Monday March 7th start at 7.45pm .

PARADE; St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2011 in Listowel, start at the earlier time of 12.30pm.  Seán Kelly MEP will be a special guest for the occasion, contact, Matt at 068 21420 or Christy 087 7477372 .

 LONDON: The Annual London St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival will take place  on Sunday March 13th.

NEW Moon on 4th of March. Spring is in the air, signs of growth are all about us.

NIGHT vigil at Knock on Thursday, March 24th, the eve of the Annunciation of the Lord, details 068 31232.

READINGS:  understanding of the readings at Mass on Sunday? Come to the Parish Centre St John’s Tralee for six Wednesday nights this Lent,  more information from  066 7122522.

JOBS: A lot of talk about jobs in the energy sector did anybody check long term side effects of insulation, or the actual reduction in fuel consumption in homes that were insulated. Wind energy will not be able to compete with nuclear generation in reliability and cost.

EATEN Bread soon forgotten: 1997 and 10 years later some figures; Unemployment 1997 (10.4%) later down to 4.2%; Long term unemployment 1997 (5.6 %) later down to 1.2%; Contributory State Pension 1997 was E99 and later up to E209; Corporation Tax revenue 1997 was E2 billion, 10 years later was E6.7 billion; Share of tax spent on National Debt 1997 was 16.7% and later down to 3%; Primary Teaching posts 1997 was over 21,000 and later rose to nearly 28,000; 1997, Primary Special Needs posts were 1,500 later rising to 5,000; Investment in Educational Disadvantage 1997E50 million and later went to E750 million; Investment in school buildings projects 1997, E92 million and later rose to E540 million; Investment in Health 1997, E3.6 billion and later rose to E14.5 billion; Houses and apartments being built 1997 were  39,000 and 10 years later it was over 93,000 per year; Investment in roads 1997 was E294 million and 10 years later it was E1.5 billion; Investment in transport 1997 was E8 million 10 yrs later it was E780 million; National Pension Reserve 1997 it was empty and 10 years later it contained E18.9 billion; In the year up to March 2005 job creation amounted to 72,400.

LAST first World War One, English resident veteran, Florence Green, from King’s Lynn, Norfolk, celebrated her 110 birthday
recently. Florence joined the Women’s Royal Air Force, in 1918.

PROTEST: Nineteen Catholic and Protestant bishops have staged a sit-in protest against a report that clears Hindu fundamentalists of attacks on Christian targets in southern Karnataka state in September 2008. They were supported by 500 Church leaders in Bangalore.

ENTRUST the past to God’s mercy, the present to his love and the future to his providence, says, St. Augustine.

DEATH of Emmet Leahy occurred on 20th February 2011; Emmet was born 1928 at Millstream, Abbeyfeale and came to live at Carrueragh Knockanure when he married Margaret Leahy. He is survived by his wife Margaret,  sons Paddy, Willie and Jim, daughters Eileen and Assumpta, brother Ned, sisters Sr. Ita and Maura Gallaghue. Siblings, Fr Tim SBD, Jim, Eileen and Breda Flanagan predeceased Emmet. Requiem Mass for Emmet Leahy was celebrated at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure on Tuesday 22nd of February by Fr Lucid, Fr McMahon and Fr Davitt. Sean Ahern sang the hymns and Ann Cunningham played the organ. Following Mass Emmet Leahy was laid to rest at Old Knockanure Churchyard among many generations of Leahys. Emmet was son of Paddy Leahy of Woodview Athea and Delia Leahy of the Millstream. >From his mothers’ side he was related to several noted Leahy athletes. He played hurling as a youth. Since Emmet came to Knockanure he was involve in countless parish activities and above all he attended mass at every opportunity.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Carmody, Tim Leahy, Peg O Connor, John O Sullivan, Con Shanahan, Joseph Joe O Connor, Matt O Connell, Barney Enright, Ted Keane, Moira Broderick, Teresa Foley, Sr. Francis Galvin, Nora Fleming, Michael Flynn, Dan McAuliffe, Tom Lyons, Sidney Snow, Willie Brosnan, Mave Marvin, Nora Carmody, Nora Roche, John Stack, Garry McMahon, Mary O Hanlon, Jack Leahy, Maurice O Connor, Mossie O Connor, Mary Casey, Anna O Reilly; Mass on Tue. March 1st at 7.30pm for Catherine Mulvihill; Mass on Wed. at 7.30pm for Eamonn Sweeney; Mass in Knockanure on Thurs. 3rd at 7.30pm for Michael and Mai Barry ;First Friday Mass in Moyvane for Ellen, Patrick and Pascal Walsh at 7.30pm; Mass at 7.30pm on Sat for Maureen Kinnane; Mass on Sunday 6th at Knockanure at 10 am for Mary Carmody and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for Bridget and John Enright and their son Dan and daughter Bridie.

FIRST Friday Communion Rounds Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon, confessions Saturday before the Vigil 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. John Howard, National Coordinator of Eucharist Adoration in Ireland, will give a talk at all Masses in Listowel on 5th & 6th March.

READERS: Vigil, John Corbett, 11am Amanda Coulson; Knockanure 10am, Patricia and Andrew Rogan.

COLLECTORS for March; Vigil, Michael Galvin and Breda Brosnan; 11am Cal Flynn and Pat Scanlon; Knockanure 10am, Mary O Carroll.

PILGRIMAGE: To Lourdes led by Bishop Murphy in Sept, details from 064 7758 219; Pilgrimage to Fatima, in May, details from 021 427 7700.