Knockanure Notes – 27th March, 2011

ENROLMENT Forms for new junior infants are available at Scoil Chorp Chriost, Knockanure National School during the week of March 28th and April 1st 2011.

THANKS: Staff and Bord of Management of Scoil Chorp Chriost, Knockanure National School wish to thank the Munster Council of the GAA  especially Sean Walsh, Chairman, for their generous donation to the school playing field development. Thanks also to EBS Abbeyfeale for their recent donation to the school.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 25th March 2011. Numbers drawn 3-8-12-26, No Winner of Jackpot E7,600 ; Lucky Dips went to the following; Tom Cahill ,Abbeyfeale;
Noelle Clancy, Knockanure ;Sandra Clancy, Knockanure; Ann Jones, Ballybunion; Paudie Flavin, Trien; Adrian Grimes, Listowel; Bar Prize went to Donie Sullivan; Next Weeks Jackpot E7,700.

MOTHER’S Day Sunday April 3rd.

SENIOR Citizens meeting at the Marian Hall on Wed. March 30th.

ST JOHN’S: Thurs 31st An Evening with Frances Black; New play, The Job by local man Gerard Barrett will be performed on stage on April 2nd and 3rd, all the actors are locals, Cast: John Naughton, Muiris Crowley, Shaun McDonnell, James Allman, Derek Dalton, Emer O Neill, Fiachra McKeever, Muiris Stack, Seamus Keane & Trevor Corridan; Weds 6th, Corners,
Listowel Community College Music Performance Course presents an evening of music for charity, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA: Poets in the Doghouse 4 on Wed. March 30th and National Dance Company of Wales Fri. April 1st, more from 066 71230 55.

COMHALTAS: All membership must be with the local branch secretary before the end of April. National Congress at Tullamore on may bank holiday weekend. April 1st to 3rd Mid Atlantic Region Fleadh Cheoil at Parsippany, New Jersey; April 8th to 10th Mid West Region Fleadh Cheoil at Chicago. Comhaltas archives has 15,000 audio items and 4,000 photographs, visit

CHORAL: Kerry Choral Union presents their 30th Anniversary concert in Our Lady & St Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Sunday, April 10th at 7.30pm. Musical Director:  Sharon Reidy.

BOOT Appeal for Cambodia, football boots, jerseys, shorts and socks hand them in to Farrell’s Shoe Shop, Church St., Listowel. Collection during month of March for information contact on 0871363777 or 068-27435.

CELEBRATION: Abbeyfeale Vocational School, An open invitation is being extended to anyone who had an association with the School since 1951.Thursday, March 31st  at 7:15p.m.
Plaque unveiling followed by a book launch in the School and opening of Photographic Exhibition; Friday, April 1st at 3:00 p.m.: Commemorative Mass at the Church of the Assumption of Abbeyfeale for the School Community past and present.  Photographic and memorabilia Exhibition from 6-8pm, Refreshments served; Saturday, April 2 from 2-4pm Photographic and memorabilia Exhibition – Refreshments served. Contact the school on 068 31198.
COMMUNITY College in Listowel Will hold an open & information night for parents of 6th class pupils on Wednesday 30th March from 7.00pm. to 9.30pm.
CLASSES on several subjects available at Listowel Family Resource Centre, details from 068-23584 or  086-8556431.

NEW Moon on April 3rd, we are having lovely sunny weather by day, but the nights are a little frosty retarding growth. Prices of calves and milk are high at the present, so caution is important, to prevent another boom and bust situation.

EVENTS: Moyvane ICA were due to meet on Tuesday 29th March at 7.15pm; Listowel Family Resource Centre Women’s Group are hosting a Cake Sale, on 5th April at 7.30pm. All proceeds going to North Kerry Alzheimer’s Day Care; Kerry Autism Action Group will meet at the Abbeygate Hotel on 30th March at 8.15pm; Fashion Show in conjunction with Athea Road Race Club will be held at the Gables on April 8th; This week is organ donor week; Ceili at Tournafulla n April 8th starting at 9.30pm; Health Promotion Week is being held at Listowel Community College and continues till April 1st , more from 068 21023; Volunteer recruitment day at IT Tralee on Tuesday April 5th from 10am to 3pm; Energy Show in the RDS on 30-31 March, details from SEAI; Earth Hour on Saturday night last, when many turned off their lights for one hour; Kerry Cork health link bus, details from 066 7195 560; Community Bus to Listowel every Tuesday, book with 1890 528 528; Craft Fair at the Carlton Hotel, Tralee on Eater Sunday, more from 087 6211 752; Association of Countrywomen worldwide are holding a conference in Dublin from 4th to 8th April; Marriage Encounter weekend at the Lake Hotel, Killarney from April 8th to 10th, details from 064 6644 319; Claude Kabemba, Director of the Southern Africa Resource Watch will speak on Wednesday 6th April at The Metropole Hotel, Cork at 7pm ; On 5th and 6th April MEPs will vote on EU’s new investment policy, some are worried that the policy will favour big corporations;  The Large Hadron Collider”  lecture by Dr Stephen Myers, takes place in Trinity College Dublin, on Monday, April 11th, details from 01 847 0777; Scientists are to drill Earth’s mantle and get samples; Day trip to Powerscourt House and gardens on April 17th, details from 087 9845 102;

STROKE Support Group   are holding a meeting St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee on Wednesday, March 30th at 7.30pm.  Topic: What to do when stroke strikes – first aid.   Presentation by Irish Red Cross.  Admission free. All welcome to attend
DAFFODIL Day; Many volunteers were out collecting for daffodil day. 1961 new cases of lung cancer were diagnosed in 2008, campaigners are pressing the government to spend E12 million on anti- smoking campaign.

BOOK: Seán Lyons will be reading extracts from his book of humorous poetry “It Could Be Verse” in John B’s pub, Listowel on Friday 8th of April at 9pm, all proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House, Crumlin.

BEST Wishes to Jim and Betty Moody who recently celebrated their 40th anniversary recently at the Gables.

BEST Wishes also to Patsy Flynn of Kilmorna who celebrated his birthday last week at the Gables with his family.

JOBS: Green Works is new nationwide education programme, offering  training to jobseekers.  Green Works is funded by the Department of Education and Skills through the Labour Market Activation Fund with support from The European Social Fund. All courses and workshops are free to anyone receiving unemployment payments.

RECALLING: Continental Tires is recalling 390,657 defective tires, mostly installed as original equipment in 2008-’09.

WORK on the bridge near the mart in Abbeyfeale is like the tribunals, concrete that would last a lifetime is being replaced by more concrete and then the digging begins again.

SOME Women Civil War prisoners.

Kate Breen , Killarney; Nora Brick, Tralee; Nora Brosnan Castlegregory; Cathleen Cantillon, Tralee; Hannah and Mary Clifford, Tralee; Katie Daly, Castleregory; Peg Fitzgerald, Castlegregory; Mary Fleming, Tralee; Annie Foley, Tralee; Dorothy Hannifin, Tralee; Sheila Hartnett, Kenmare; Julia Hassett, Kerry; Pauline Hassett, Tralee; Nora G Hurley Tralee; Mary McSwiney, Tralee; S. McInerney, Kilkee; Margaret Morrissey, West Limerick; Hannah Moynihan, Tralee; Sheila Nagle, Castlemaine; Teresa O Connell, Caherdaniel; Bridie and Hannah O Connor, Tralee; Elizabeth O Donnell, Castlegregory; Eileen O Shea, Tralee; Jo and Margaret Power, Tralee; Agnes Sheehy, Tralee; Annie Sinnott, Tralee; Nora Spillane, Killarney; Annette Tyndall, Tralee.

QUEEN: Limerick Chronicle of 17th April 1900, reports that Princess Christian visited yesterday St Mary’s Dominican Convent Cabra and the adjacent institution for the deaf and dumb girls, fine work of art produced by the pupils was on display, she later visited the Mater. The Queen receives bouquet from soldier wives. Cardinal Logue dines with the Queen; she also visited the Convent of the Sacred Heart at Dundrum. Limerick address to the Queen also Clare presented address and photo album of Clare scenery. Postmaster and staff of Tarbert Post Office sent telegram of congratulations to the Queen she was unable to visit Belfast. Other items of news on the day include, John Walsh accused of taking £9 from the Guardian of the Franciscan Church Fr. Moloney. Kilrush Board of Guardians doctor did not attend a poor person in case of urgent necessity.

Death of Mrs Casey aged 90 years mother of Michael Casey D.C Rathkeale.

US :Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid recently said that he would rather shut down the U.S. government than allow  cuts in the $170 million  funding to Planned Parenthood .
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire happened 25th March 1911

WORTH of each day; The largest portion of our life passes while we are doing ill, a goodly share while we are doing nothing, and the whole while we are doing that which is not to the purpose. What man can you show me who places any value on his time, who reckons the worth of each day, who understands that he is dying daily? Brett & Kate McKay.

VOCATIONS Day hosted by Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. If you are aged 18-45. We invite you to consider Priesthood, at home and aboard from 10am – 4pm on Sunday 10th April at Sacred Heart Centre, Western Road, Cork. Contact, Fr. John Fitzgerald MSC Vocations Director. Phone 086 8626007

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 Newspaper reports that 216-year old Maynooth College may close. The president of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Mgr Hugh Connolly has denied that the seminary is going to close.

St Joseph Young Priests Society in 2009 helped 817 students and 147 of them were Ordained in 2008/9.

TALK: Sr. Mary McKearney of the Medical Missionaries of Mary will give a talk at all masses in the Parish this weekend.                                     

VOLUNTEER: Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre, O’Connell Street , more from [email protected] or ring  01 4783490;

SAMARITANS Collection at Christmas amounted to E454.08.

DEATH took place on March 23rd 2011 of Michael Holly of Leitrim East, Moyvane and late of Dublin. Michael is survived by his wife Kathleen, brothers and sisters. Following Requiem Mass at Moyvane Church on Saturday March 26th Michael Holly was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery Knockanure.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mick Relihan, Donal Brosnan, Margaret Brassil, Bill Kelly, Fr John Dalton, Ted Keane, James Cunningham, Jason Toolan, Willie O Sullivan, Eily Carr, Mai Hickey, George O Donnell, John Downey, Bridie Shine, Timmy Keane, Mass at 8pm on Wed. 30th for James and Catherine Kilkelly; Mass for Michael Flynn in Knockanure on Thursday 31st at 8pm; Mass on Sat. 2nd in Moyvane at 8pm for Nora Brosnan and deceased members of the Joy family; Mass at 10am on Sunday 3rd in Knockanure for Tim and Hanna Leahy and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for John, Timothy and Hannah Flaherty and deceased members of the Flaherty family.

STATIONS of the Cross and Mass in Knockanure on Tuesday at 7.30pm and in Moyvane on First Friday April 1st at 8pm.

 RETREAT: Ardfert Retreat Centre; Lenten Journey due to be held on Tuesday March 29th from  8pm to 10pm.  Facilitator:  Margaret Culloty. On Sunday, April 3rd at 3 pm A Service of Remembrance will take place for all parents who have experienced bereavement recently or in the past through
miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.   For booking  contact 066 7134276.

PASTORAL Parish Councils training at St Patrick’s Hall, Listowel on Tuesday 29th of March at 8pm.
LAST Supper  Filmed entirely on locations in the Holy Land and the Middle East, can be viewed in the Parish Centre St John’s Tralee on Tuesday, March 29th at 8pm.
 READINGS  at Mass on Sunday? Would you like to see what relevance they have, come to the Parish Centre St John’s, Tralee on Wednesday nights: March 30th, April 6th and 13th from 8pm – 9pm.

GARMENT of Suffering is being stitched together from bits of cloth donated by the public in Newcastle West, it will be displayed on Good Friday.

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. Adoration Abbeyfeale each evening Monday to Friday from 6-8pm, perpetual Adoration and Rosary each evening at 7.30pm. Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent after 10am Mass.

READERS: Vigil, John Corbett, 11am Amanda Coulson, Knockanure April 3rd Patricia and Andrew Rogan.

COLLECTORS for Apil, Vigil, Tom Hanrahan and Olive Keane; 11am Jeremiah Mulvihill and Diarmuid Keane; Knockanure 10am Maurice Dowling.

FIRST Friday of the month, usual Communion Rounds Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.

WATCH out for Mass, choir and pageant under direction of Fr Pat Ahern on RTE at Easter, choir are now being assembled.