Knockanure Notes – 27th July, 2008

SENIOR Citizens Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday July 30th at 8.30pm.

CEMETERY Masses: Ahavoher Monday August 4th; Knockanure Tuesday August 5th and Murhur on Wednesday 6th of August.

REPORT on the viability of farming and fishing in the West of Ireland is being compiled by Martin Ferris T.D.

NEWS for Moyvane notes can be sent to [email protected]

KNOCK: A group from the Parish and surrounding areas went to Knock on Tuesday last July 22nd, it was cloudy and dry a lovely day for travelling, and everything went according to plan, thanks to the organisers, participants and bus driver. Traffic on the road up and down was light and crowd in Knock appears back this year. Photos of Knock and Gort can be viewed at

GRANDPARENTS: A special day for grandparents will be held at Knock on September 14th, the oldest grandparent will be guest of honour on the day.

STAMP: A special stamp will be issued shortly to commemorate the establishing in 1908 of Scoil Eanna and St Enda’s by Padraic Pearse.

ROADS: 1444 females were killed or seriously injured in cars driven by men over a ten year period. New regulations from the road safety authority in their ivory towers, cause much resentment among ordinary people, several who were involved in serious accidents are well known for their dare devil activities long before anything happens.

GARDA Reserve interviews will be held in August, closing date for receipt of application is August 6th `08, details from 1890 449 999.

THANKS to the Council for the resurfacing of the Kilmorna to Abbeyfeale road, all that remains to be done now is pay attention to drainage along the road margins.

SHAME on the HSE who spent 93 million on staff travel last year, while they were travelling was others paid to do their work at home. The public need to know did HSE pay for alcohol, and pay milage to the same people.

RUBBER: Bridgestone/ Firestone are being urged to improve the living conditions of rubber workers in Liberia.

BLOOD Donor Clinic will take place from Monday to Thursday, July 28th to 31st from 3pm – 5pm and 7pm – 9pm each day at the K.D.Y.S. Hall, Denny Street.

ENERGY Minister recently launched a grant scheme worth E9 million to construct energy efficient homes.

BEST Wishes to Michael O Sullivan of Skehenerin who celebrated his 81st birthday recently, he is a regular visitor to Knockanure.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Listowel Presentation girls who reached the All Ireland Final of the mental health Ireland public speaking project, their opponents in the final came from Mayo and Wicklow. Listowel mental health association contact number is 086 155 3850.

SEANCHAI Friday afternoon entertainment continues over the coming weeks.

SIAMSA for July: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Oilean; Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday Tearmann and on Thursday July 31st Clann Lir, details from 066 7123 055.

TINTEAN: Summer Camps for August, information from 068 28003; Wolfe Tones play on Thursday 31st of July; August 10th Paschal Brennan with special guest Johnny Carroll. Shannonstar Stage School will put on a performance at Tintean in Friday August 1st

SAVING Hay and silage cutting was being rushed last week to make use of a small window of opportunity that arose.

EVENTS: Tradfeile will be held in Athea from August 1st to 4th; Galway Festival began on 28th; West Limerick group are going to Lourdes on July 31st, details from 069 62306; Auditions for singers by the Rose Festival will be held at Manor West Hotel on Saturday August 2nd ;Water Safety Week August 4th to 10th, classes will be held in Ballybunion during the week; Dan Paddy Andy Festival and Sean McCarthy Festival run from August 1st to 4th ; Leslie Home in Tarbert is open to the public for about four hours daily Monday to Friday;

Puck Fair is on from August 10th to 12th; Youth 2000 Festival will take place near the ancient ruins of the Clonmacnois monastic site in Co Offaly for young people aged 16 – 35 from Thursday to Sunday, August 14th to 17th, buses available from around the country. Contact 01 675 3690 or check website ;

August 11th a bus will leave Tralee at 7am for the visit of Sr. Briege McKenna to Knock, details from 066 7124519; Seisiun will be held at the Arms Hotel on every Wednesday night and at the Devon Hotel on Thursday nights at 9pm; Centenary of Scouting in Ireland will be marked by 10,000 scouts from home and abroad at Punchestown Co Kildare, beginning on August 2nd and ending on August 10th `08, Dublin Horse Show starts on August 6th ; July 25th was the 40th anniversary of Humanae Vitae written by Pope PaulV1; Blessing with St Padre Pio’s mitt takes place in the Church of the Resurrection, Killarney on August 18th after 7.30pm mass; Munster Cycle in aid of Enable Ireland takes place from 14th to 17th of August, details from 021 429 4434;

Closing Date for Fianna Fail nominations for the 2009 Local Elections is 5th September 2008;

BASIC Education classes, details from 066 712 4114.

OLYMPIC Games starts on August 8th and continues till 24th

Over the years of the games Ireland won 8 gold, 6 silver and 6 bronze, 10,700 will compete at this years games in 28 sports and 302 events and 70,000 volunteers are involved, Ireland has little hope of medals this year but big numbers are at present looking forward to working on the site of the London Olympics.

WON: Marian Hall Blotto worth E10,700 was won last week by Brendan Fitzmaurice.

VINTAGE Day in Athea on Sunday 27th of July `08 was a beautiful warm day and crowds flocked to the Vintage Field just outside the village. A fine selection of cars, bikes, tractors and other vintage items were on display, it was a great meeting point for neighbours and vintage enthusiasts, several locals are contemplating joining the vintage circus. The Centrepiece was the threshing machine which takes pride of place at most local events.

THOUGHT: Many persons have a wrong ides of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy cause, Helen Keller; Great minds discuss ideas, Average minds discuss events and Small minds discuss people, Eleanor Roosevelt.

KERRYMAN Notes for July 28th 1978; Moyvane / Knockanure people were encouraged to buy tickets for Fossa Church building fund because their Parish Priest Fr Galvin, done two men’s work while in Moyvane; John Mulvihill of Glin Road, Moyvane was congratulated on being conferred with a B. Sc Degree, his sister Mary also has a B.Sc. Degree and H. Dip. Ed; Death took place of Jack Carr who spent many years in America, his nephew Billy Carr now lives where Jack was born;

Weather cold, dull, foggy and far from summer.

Clounmacon Notes reports death of Peter McGrath who is survived by his wife Joan Sullivan and family; Snippets from other notes, deaths recorded include, Denis Black Dowling of Coolbeha , death of Edmond B Cotter and Delia Harnett of Abbeyfeale, death of Ned Minor Leahy aged 97 years a native of Templeglantine, sympathy was tendered to Tom White and Mrs John Smith on their recent bereavement. Weddings Geraldine Dee of Craughdarrig and Bill Galvin of Tullahinnell; On July 19th 1978 Tarbert Power Station was connected to Clare with a cable; Reunion of O Donnell Family in Tarbert; Sr. Mildred O Rourke of Abbeyfeale home on holidays after 50 years, she is a Dominican nun in Lisbon; Accommodation wanted for the All Ireland Fleadh in Listowel; The Munster Fleadh was held in Tralee last weekend; CIE Tours on Ring of Kerry cost £4, Gents Suits made to sell for £48 now available at Tom Harnett’s for £35.

July: James Moore of Knockanure ordained 26th July 1858, he later became Bishop Of Ballarat; Bob Tisdale died aged 97 on 27th July 2004; July 29th 1848 The Siege of Widow McCormick’s house occurred; July 31st 1893 Gaelic League founded.

NEW Moon on Friday August 1st; Many locals went to Ballybunion during the recent warm weather, Radio Kerry on Saturday Morning had a fine programme on Ballybunion, sun worshipers are often not aware of the great amount of history and folklore that surround them as the lie and play on the beach.

MEDJUGORJE Pilgrimage from October 3rd to 10th from Kerry Airport. Contact 066 7122267 after 7pm.

DEATH as taken place recently of Kathleen King nee Stack of Moyvane Village, Kathleen died in Cork she was married to Alphonsus King a native of Glin. Kathleen King’s siblings who survive her are Eddie, Joan Enright and Maude; she was predeceased by Paddy, Mick and Mai Shaughnessy.

Death occurred last weekend of Eileen Hegarty nee Donegan of Lisselton Cross. Her children John, Tom, Brendan, Margaret, Nodie and Mary survive her. Following Requiem Mass on Sunday 27th of July `08 in Ballydonoghue Church Eileen was laid to rest beside her husband Jack Hegarty at Lislaughtin Churchyard Ballylongford. Eileen Hegarty nee Donegan was born at Clounmacon she was daughter of John Donegan and Mary Costelloe and her siblings were Dan Donegan, Mai Power, and Kitty Donegan.

Death of Jer Mulvihill of Glennalappa East, Moyvane took place last weekend, Jer was married to Bridget Connolly and their children were Francis, Eileen, Denis, Patsy, Neilus, Mike, John, Tom, Kathleen, Dermot and Margaret. Following Requiem Mass at Moyvane Church of the Assumption Jer Mulvihill was laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard on Monday July 28th `08 beside his mother Margaret Brandon who died in 1982, his father Michael died in 1951 and is buried at Murhur. Jer’s only sister was Catherine Scanlon of Aughrim.

Locals are greatly saddened and shocked at the death of Catriona O Connor, nee white of Bunagara, Listowel, she was predeceased by her husband Mike O Connor who was killed in an accident, her daughter died as a child and she leaves a young child an orphan. Catriona was born at Coole, Athea to the late Jim White and Joan Barrett (Joan came from Brosna ), Catriona had two sisters Joan Harnett and Geraldine Ambrose and a brother Ned. Requiem Mass for Catriona O Connor was celebrated at St Bridget’s Church, Duagh on Sunday 27th of July `08, she was laid to rest in Listowel cemetery beside her husband Mike.

Death took place recently in Illinois of Patrick Devereaux who was born at Ballinruddery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr Edward Fitzpatrick, Jim Kennelly, Tom Leahy, Paddy Anthony Kearney, Mary O Sullivan, Mick Buckley, Fr Alfred O Rahilly, John Guiney, Mass on Tues. 29th 8.00pm in Knockanure for James & Margaret Kennelly; Thurs. 31st 8.00pm Mass in Knockanure for Matt & Bridget Costelloe; First Friday Mass in Moyvane on August 1st at 8.00pm for Nora & Joseph O’Connor & Pascal O’Rourke; Sat. 2nd 8.00pm Mass for Deceased members of the Moore & Healy Families; Sun. 3rd 10.00am Mass in Knockanure Jerry Clancy & the deceased members of the Clancy Family;11.00am Mass on Sunday in Moyvane for John & Nora Brandon & their grandson Christy O’Connor .

FEAST on Tuesday St Martha, Thursday St Ignatius of Loyola, Friday feast of St Alphonsus Liguori and Saturday is feast of St Joachim and Anne.

COMMUNION Rounds for the First Friday will be made in Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon. READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan & Chloe Mulvihill; 11.00am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure 10.00am Mary Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

COLLECTORS For August: Vigil Eileen Collins & Julia Fitzmaurice;11.00am Celia Thornton & Padraig Buckley and Knockanure Margaret Carmody.

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

PILGRIMAGE in the footsteps of St Paul begins on May 24th `09, led by Bishop Murphy, details from 064 54 008.