Knockanure Notes – 28th August, 2011

SOCIAL Day: Please note change of date for the next active retirement day at Knockanure Community Centre. The next social day for the active retired takes place on Monday 5th September. Come and enjoy a great meal followed by music and dance. Anyone wishing to attend please ring the office on 068 49799 or 087 7528626. New members would be especially welcome.

AEROBIC Class; Tone Key Areas. Every Monday – Tarbert Community Centre 8.00 – 9.00pm, Classes Starting August 29th.; Every Tuesday – Ballylongford GAA Hall, 8.00 – 9.00pm, Classes Starting August 30th; Every Wednesday – Ballybunion Health, Leisure Centre,  10am – 11am, Knockanure Community Centre 8.00-9.00pm,Classes Starting August 31st;
Every Thursday – Listowel Community Centre 8.30  to 9.30pm,Classes Starting September 1st, (No class in Listowel on Thursday 15th September-race week). For more information on any of the classes listed above, call your NCEF instructor Maggie on 087 9866533, All Levels Welcome to Attend.

BEREAVEMENT Support Group meeting  takes place on Wednesday 31st August starting at 8p.m. at the Listowel Family Resource Centre.

EVENTS: Bridge Congress in Ballybunion on Sept 2nd; Set dancing Class in Athea on Sept. 5th; Weanling Show and Sale at Listowel Mart on Sept. 7th; Car Boot sale in Listowel on Saturdays; Pattern Day in Ballyheigue on Sept. 8th; Night at the Dogs in aid of the Wheelchair Association Sept 9th; Exhibition of photos of Kerry monuments now on at Library in Tralee; Racing at Clonmel on Sept. 1st and starts in Listowel on Sept. 11th; Dingle Marathon is on Sept. 3rd; Mount Brandon Charity Walk is on Sept, 24th; Lisdoonvarna Festival begins on 2nd of Sept; Pilgrim Hill the latest film from Gerard Barrett is expected to be shown shortly; Business Course is starting ar the Carlton Hotel on Sept. 7th, details from; Oxfam are shortly celebrating their 20th year in Tralee.

CARBOOT Sale and indoor market in aid of WL102fm will be held at the Community Centre, NCW on Sunday, September 4 next.  Gates open 7.30am.  Further information 087 6866450.

BEST Wishes to West Limerick 102 FM community Radio who have been awarded a new 10 year broadcasting licence.

BEDS wanted for Listowel Races details at Seanchai and at 068 23036.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 31st, Diana Braithwaite traces blues in song and story, supported by Chris Whiteley; Sept. 2nd, Deeper Well, traditional, folk, jazz and more; Wed. 7th , Play about, Lady Wilde; Artist with generations of Moyvane connections Tony O Connor will have his exhibition opened on Thursday 8th; Watch out for Cherish the Ladies on Sat. 10th,   details from 068 22566.

SEANCHAI: From Tuesday to Saturday every week live performance at Seanchai Writers Centre at 11.30am and 2pm until end of Sept.

FRANK Snaps are wanted by the Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine committee for their next edition, details from Lisselton Post Office.
Lyreacrompane and District Journal are also seeking material, details from [email protected] ;

CD by blind musician and singer Noel Glynn and his band from Galway was launched recently, all proceeds to the National Council for the Blind and the Irish Guide Dogs Association.

TRIP to Donegal, Giant’s Causeway and more, departing Sunday September 18th and returning on Friday September 23rd , Contact  087 7674832 . Three Day trip to cycle and walk old railways and visit historic places in Mayo and the West, From Sept. 26th to 28th, enquire before Sept. 3rd, [email protected]

AWARE:    The Tralee Aware group offer support for those who are sufferers of depression, and for their families and friends every Tuesday at 8pm in the Sacristy rooms at the rear of St. John’s Church.  Call Kate on 087-2993142 or Aware main office on 01-6617211 for details, or contact loCall Helpline – 1890 303 302 or Head Office  01 6617211.

KERRY HOSPICE:  Annual Coffee Morning will take place on Thursday, September 15th.  In 2010,  E59,797 was raised in Kerry. In this country about 6,000 use the hospice services per year.

HELP: Suicide Awareness Week is on from 3rd September to 10th September 2011. More from
Listowel Family Resource Centre  bereavement support group meeting takes place on Wednesday. August 31,commencing at 8pm. for further details contact (068) 23584.

VACCINES information,

CREDIT Union in Tralee is abolishing deposit Accounts from 1st of Sept. 2011. Existing Accounts will be transferred to share accounts.

CHUCH: Many standing at the back of Knockanure Church do not realise that the white wall at the back of the altar is like a TV screen. When the sun shines at a certain angle, children acting and people even picking their nose can be clearly seen.

ROSE Erin Loughran attended events at the Parish last weekend; her picture is on display at Moyvane Village. She is well known by locals as she spent a lot of time here between studies in Limerick. Great for her family members and friends from home and abroad to see how well she performed on Rose Night.

JOBS Information check

RESEARCH Section of Tralee Library should have opened for extra hours around festival time to accommodate visitors who were interested in searching for their roots, increasing the bonding of the Irish Diaspora would benefit all.

KNOCKANURE GAA Lotto Results for 26th August 2011 Numbers Drawn were 4-20-23 and 26, No Winner of Jackpot E9,800. Lucky Dips went to; Kathleen Carmody, Kilmorna;
Noelle Clancy, Knockanure; Margaret Moloney, Derry, Listowel;
Jackie McMahon, Lisaniskea; Micheal O Connor, Keylod;
Breda Harley, c/o John Barry, Knockanure; Bar Prize, Joe Enright, This Weeks Jackpot, E9,900.

VINTAGE Day was held in Athea on Sunday last Aug. 28th 2011. The day was ideal and a reasonable crowd attended. Sorry to see that some of the long established supporters were missing, one man who was at every occasion be it sport, vintage or religious was sure to be there, was surely attending in Spirit this year.

WALL of Kilbaha: I came across the information below online, from Sean O Connell. Wall in Kerry Evening Post of 10 March 1860, 4 Nov. 1908. Murder of James Wall/sentencing of John Neil to hang, Jan. 1809 Special Commission. ‘Mr. Wall was a respectable gentleman, residing near Newtownsandes .Freeman’s Jn., 4 August 1809: ‘Michael Mulvahill found guilty of the murder of James Wall and John Scanlan, to be execute on the same day’ (July 29, ); executed with Michael Murphy (see Tisdall op.cit.) ‘opposite the gaol’. More than four years later, the Knight of Kerry noted that Timothy Mulvihill, the principal suspect, was still at large (National Archives of Ireland, SOC 1532/22.Ballinruddery, Listowel, 30 Sept. 1813, Maurice Fitzgerald to Robert Peel); apprehension of Timothy Mulvihill reported in The Limerick General Advertiser of 31 May 1814 ‘at Knockanure by the spirited and judicious exertions of John Sandes, Esq … aided by a party of the Waterford Militia’.

HOUSES: Two weeks ago Glengarriff site had a story about an initiative required 14 members to commit to purchasing a home each. In two weeks, they have 14 purchasers committed and 5 are on a waiting list.

GRANDPARENTS Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday, September 11th.  Chief Celebrant:  Archbishop Michael Neary,
 Archbishop of Tuam.  Guest singers:  Fr Liam Lawton, Dana, Ann Marie Gibbons & Daniel Furlong.  Reflection by Kathy Sinnott.

STUDY Theology at home   Contact The Priory Institute, Tallaght Village. Dublin 24.  Phone  01 404 8124  or e-mail

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 in Athea  begins on September 1st and will continue each Thursday.
An information meeting on Eucharistic Adoration in the Dromhall Hotel, Muckross Rd. Killarney on Sat. 17th Sept from 10.00am  to 12.30pm.

DEATH took place on 20th August 2011 of Margaret Crowley, Caherdown, Listowel and St Joseph’s, Listowel. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Michael, and is survived by children ,Clementine, Michael and Nuala, her sister Marie, brothers Dick, Dan, John and Con.  Siblings, Bridie, Pat, Michael and Tom predeceased her. Requiem Mass for Margaret Crowley nee Stack was celebrated in Listowel Church on 23rd August 2011, following mass Margaret was laid to rest beside her husband Michael in St Michael’s Churchyard, Listowel.  Margaret was born at Gortdromasillihy to Mick Stack and Hannie Shanahan who was a native of Direen, Athea. Margaret was a great historian and had a vast knowledge of and extensive data on her family. Her father in law was a local T.D. and was interned for a time.

ANNIVERSARIES: Dan Ahern Michael Griffin, Diana, Madeline Moloney, Mai Scanlon, Moss McGrath, Dick O Connor, Paddy Finucane, Mass on Fri.2nd at  8.00pm for Bridie McCarthy & the Deceased Members of the McCarthy Family; Mass on Sat. 3rd  at    8.00pm     for    Mary Walsh; Mass in Knockanure on    Sun.    4th  at  10.00am for Ellie Scanlon, Months Mind.

WORLD Youth Day with two million attending was one of the best kept secrets in the media. Though; The supreme qualification for Christian work of
any kind is contentment to work in shadow, so long as Christ is seen in the light. A E Gould.

FIRST Friday of the Month Usual communion rounds with Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon. Mass in Knockanure on Thursday Sept 1st at 8pm.    

READERS:    Vigil, Michelle Corridan;11.00am,Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure    ,Mary  O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

COLLECTORS for September:- Vigil, Noreen O’Connell & Michael Liston; 11.00am , Kitty Windle & Mary Lynch; Knockanure, Maurice Dowling.

COLLECTION for  diocesan needs this weekend.    

RTE: The God Slot  is a new programme which will begin on RTE Radio 1 on Friday 2nd Sept. 2011 at 10.00pm