Knockanure Notes – 27th November, 2011

SCHOOL: Scoil Chorp Chriost Knockanure, Our School is collecting Lee Strand milk tokens. Please collect these tokens on the milk cartons and give them to children attending the school or alternatively drop them into the school looking forward to a good response!

JOB: Scoil Chorp Chriost Knockanure: A vacancy has arisen for the position of Part-Time Secretary in the above school. (Approx. 2 hrs. per day). If interested please apply in writing to the Board of Management, Scoil Chorp Chriost, (include C.V.) by Friday December 2nd, 2011. Previous experience of working in the school environment an advantage.

ALARMS: Knockanure Community Centre: A new initiative for older people living alone has just been launched with regards to  free Smoke Alarms. To avail of this service please contact Mary at 068 49799.

PARTY: Senior Citizens: Annual Christmas Party in the Marian Hall on Sunday 4th December, Mass at 1pm, followed by Dinner and Dance, Book with 068 49134. Senior Citizens, Chiropodist will attend Marian Hall on Wednesday 30th November at 2.30 for appointment ring Eileen Quinn at 49472.

SCOR na nOg Final will be held at the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney on Dec. 4th at 4pm, best wishes to Liam Corridan, Lisa Mulvihill, Lisa Mulvihill, Rachel O Gorman and Laura Stack of the Moyvane Ballad Group who will be competing.

EVENTS: Moyvane/Knockanure Community Games: A.G.M. was due be held in the Marian Hall on Tuesday November 29th at 7.30pm;  Information night on Medical Card or Farm Assist? Tuesday night Nov. 29th at the Seanchai Centre, Listowel at 8pm, more from 087 9096916; Bereavement support group hold their monthly meeting at the Listowel Family Centre on Wednesday November 30th at 8pm.  Autism Action Group meet at Abbeygate Hotel on 30th Nov. at 8.15pm; Glin Fair at their Community Centre at 11am on Dec. 3rd;  Ceremony will be held in St Brendan’s Church Tralee on Dec.4th at 3pm for those touched by suicide; Kerry Chamber Choir and orchestra will  perform at St Mary’s Church Tarbert on Dec. 4th at 8pm; Parking concessions will be available on a few days during December in Listowel; Abbeyfeale Senior Choir will join with The Kerry Chamber Choir in a Musical Celebration at the Church of the Assumption Abbeyfeale on Sunday, December 11th at 7pm; Tony Brown will speak at Glin Historical Society meeting on Dec.7th;  International Volunteer Day Dec. 5th;  Kerry Aware Relatives support meeting at the Meadowlands Hotel on Dec. 7th at 8pm, details from 087 299 3142;  Athea National School will be holding their annual School Concert on December 8th.

ICA Christmas party at Ballygarry Hotel on 11th Dec;

CAROLS: An evening of Christmas Carols in preparation for Christmas,  will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Sunday, 4th December at 8pm. with Kerry Choral Union. Musical Direction: Sharon Reidy, Accompanist: Ian Sexton.

BAZAAR:  Annual Mission Bazaar for 2011 will take place on Friday December 2nd & Saturday December 3rd at Listowel Boys School Hall, 8pm to 12 midnight. each night. drop your donation into the Boys School Hall any time after 2pm on Thursday December 1st or Friday December 2nd   Mission Group will meet Wednesday 23rd at 7.30pm. in New Sacristy, Listowel.

WEED: Anglers are getting worried about the invasion of river banks by Himalayan Balsam.

FILM:  ‘Invictus’, the story of Nelson Mandela’s journey, starring Morgan Freeman, will be shown at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Thursday the 1st of December at 7.30pm.

BOOK: Jimmy Deenihan recently launched ‘So Long To Coolanoran” the second book of memoirs of Memoirs of  Patrick J O’Connor, Coolanoran, Ardagh.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 30th, Catalpa, Donal O’Kelly’s award winning play follows the true story of a scheme to sail to Freemantle, Australia to free six fenian prisoners.  The play is directed by Geoff Gould; Four men and a Dog  are celebrating 21 years on the road. They will be in St Johns Theatre, Listowel on Thursday, December 1st; Fri. 2nd An evening of Irish, Scottish and American music; Sat. 3rd, Chekhov’s Shorts, full details from 068 22566. Kerry Parents and friends art will be on display during December.

SIAMSA, Dec.: Michael Collins, Nov.30th, Dec. 1st and 2nd; Big Maggie from 9th to 12th, details from 066 712 3055.

NEWTOWNSANDES Creamery Social attracted a full house at the Arms Hotel on Friday last 25th Nov. 2011. Scores of spot prizes were given out; the band played till late and included many old favourites among their diverse presentation. We also had some comedy acts, including thoughtful and lively remarks from Michael. Last but not least local singer Sean Ahern a man who was singing in church, radio and stage for a lifetime, gave a fine rendition of traditional songs. As usual we remember all the great dancers and characters of the past, they were not forgotten at the 32nd  Newtownsandes  social.

FR LEAHY: Wednesday night last Nov. 23rd 2011, Mass for Fr Michael Leahy was celebrated in Knockanure Church by Fr O Callaghan a co-worker and neighbour of Fr Michael; he was assisted by Fr McMahon, Fr Lucid and Fr Dillon whose mother came from Knockanure. Julia McElligott Leahy and Maggie Shanahan Kennelly who were around the same age as Fr Michael attended along with a host of neighbours, cousins and friends. Following Mass most retired to the Community Centre to meet and remember the great and the good that have influenced us.

SALE at the Community Centre on Sunday was well attended; items from household to vintage were on offer.

CHANGE of signal from RTE , is pushing viewers to purchase new sets or buy a box for each TV in the house, dealers tell me that England will be changing signal later than us and better value boxes will be available then.

CONGRATULATIONS to Nora Mary Lane of Rea Kilmorna  and Kevin Quilter of Irramore who were married by Fr Pat Moore at Duagh Church recently. Bestman was Barry Carmody, groomsmen were Alan, Timothy and Austin Quilter. Bridesmaids, Juliann Lane, Maura O Connell, Catherine and Breda Lane. Flower girl, Debbie Maria Woulfe. Pageboy Joshua Daniel Quilter. The bride is daughter of Denis and Ann Lane and the groom is son of J. J. and Maureen Quilter.
Business Summit at the Brehon Hotel on Nov. 29th from 6pm to 10pm.

THANKS: The organisers of the recent North Kerry Harriers Hunt in Knockanure wish to thank all the farmers who allowed them use their land; fences are being restored right away.

KNOCK: A bus will travel to Knock for the night vigil on Wednesday, December 7th. Contact  068 31232 for further details.

DUMP: Martyrs Shrine, Canada is visited by thousands of pilgrims, It is the most popular  Catholic shrine in English Canada. Now it is proposed that a recycling facility would be on the west bank of the Wye River 600 feet across from Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, where two martyred Priest were buried in 1649.

UN reports suggest that 650 million Indians do not have toilets. What are the EU going to do about it.

“TRUE patience grows with the growth of love. We put up with our neighbours to the extent that we love them. If you love, you are patient. If you cease loving, you will cease being patient. The less we love, the less patience we show”. Gregory the Great.

TIMES Past: Freemans Journal; Jan 1862, Miss Cronin from Clougheen, Killarney, Professed at Listowel Presentation Convent. Fr McDonnell officiated. The F J, of 26th Oct 1864, reports death of Mother Teresa Kelly of Presentation Convent, Listowel, Miss Kelly entered in Killarney fifty years ago. When the Mount Mellary monks came to Killarney she helped to provide for them and she is still prayed for at Mount Mellary as a benefactor. She established Milltown Convent and stayed there till her 50th year, then with other sisters she established Listowel Convent about 20 years ago. Mother Theresa Kelly was known for her charity during the famine year’s and support for missions at home and abroad. F J, of 17th Oct 1877, carries the report on the death in Listowel of Canon McDonnell PP. V.G.F. born in Dingle 1813 ordained 1844, he done great exertions during the famine, was involved in the opening of the Cathedral in Killarney, he was transferred to Listowel on the death of Fr Mahony in 1857. Canon McDonnell was struck down by illness for most of the past year. High Mass was celebrated by Archdeacon O Connell from Castleisland, assisted by Rev. m Scannell CC. Listowel, Rev. m Godley CC Listowel and Rev A Moynihan CC Listowel was master of ceremonies. Archdeacon Higgins PP Kenmare led the choir, Fr J Foran and Fr W O Callaghan were cantors. Among the priest were Franciscans Fr Arsenus and Fr Jarlathe of Killarney. Priests from the Diocese included; P Moriarty, Brosna; Fr Lonergan Duagh; Fr Mc Carthy Duagh; G Burke and G Barton Newtown; M O Sullivan and M Dillon, Ballylongford; D Foley Tarbert; M O Connor and T Lawlor Ballybunion; T Enright and F Cregan? Of Causeway; T Nolan and M Herlihy Lixnaw; G griffin Adm. Killarney; M Dillon Killarney; M W O Callaghan Ballymacelligott and from Tralee came, T O Connor, D McGillicuddy and P Pierce.

SENIOR Help Line 1850 440444

SPEAKER:  At St John’s Tralee, Mary Kennedy of RTE on Wednesday 30th, beginning at 7.30pm, all are welcome.

RETREAT  at Ardfert, Advent Reflection nights, Wednesdays, December 7th & 14th from 8pm – 10pm.   Facilitator Margaret Culloty.  Booking 066-7134276

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Eucharistic Adoration Listowel commencing this Sunday from 3 to  6pm and will take place each Sunday of Advent in the Adoration Chapel also on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 10.30am Mass till 7pm.

DEATH took place on November 19th 2011 of Tess Fitzgerald, nee Cahill of  Coolaneelig, and late of Knocknasna, Abbeyfeale. Tess is survived by her husband Ned, daughters Triona Costelloe, Tralee, Colette Murtagh, Cloghan, Co. Offaly and Edelle O’Dwyer, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Requiem Mass for Tess Fitzgerald was celebrated in Bridget’s Church, Duagh on 22nd November 2011, following Mass Tess was laid to rest at Springmount Churchyard Duagh. Tess was daughter of John Cahill and Nora Collins and is survived by brothers John, Paddy, Bill and Donie, sisters, Mary Lyons, Nora Fitzmaurice, Julia and Kathleen, She was predeceased by her brother D. J. Cahill and sister Eileen Goulding.

DEATH has taken place of Kit Fitzmaurice , nee McEnery of Leitrim Middle, Moyvane on 24th November 2011. Kit was predeceased by her husband Edward and their children were, Sean, Christina, Bridie, Ann, Brendan, Jody, James, Jerry and Michael.  Following Requiem Mass at Moyvane Church on Sunday 27th November, Kit Fitzmaurice was laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard, Knockanure. Kit Fitzmaurice was daughter of Jack and Mini Broderick McEnery of Gortdromasillihy.  

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Carmody, Una Dore, Ann Maria de Bilde, Mikey Fitzgerald, Josie Lyons, Con Connell, Mark Flaherty, Finbar Carmody, Mary Manning, Denis Sweeney, Eileen Vaughan, Bridget McCarthy, Margaret Kennelly, Michael Fitzmaurice, Betty Coughlin, Nora Stack; Mass on Tues. 29th  at 7.30pm for Michael Dore; Mass on Wed. 30th  at 7.30pm  for November Intentions in Moyvane; Mass on Thurs. 1st Dec. in Knockanure at 7.30pm  for Jack Carmody; Mass on  Sat. 3rd at 7.30pm  for Edward Fitzmaurice; Mass on Sun. 4th at 10.00am for John & Catherine Moloney and  11.00am Mass is Months mind for Nora Guiney.

FIRST Friday Communion Rounds, with Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.

PRESENTATION: Thanksgiving Mass on Fri. 2nd at 7.30pm . The Bene Merenti Medal will be presented to Mrs. Margaret Sheehan in appreciation and thanksgiving for her many years of faithful service as Sacristan to Moyvane Church. The Parish will also present Mrs Sheehan with a gift in the Marian Hall after Mass on Friday 2nd December. Everyone is invited. Refreshments will be served.

READERS: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill & Ann Marie Kennelly 11.00am Joe & Colin Enright; Knockanure 4th Dec. & 8th Dec. Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.

COLLECTION for Diocesan Youth Service on 3rd and 4th of Dec.