Knockanure Notes – 28th June, 2009

CAO change of mind form, closing date is July 1st `09.

SEISIUN summer show begins at the Arms Hotel on Wednesday July 1st at 9pm and the Templeglantine Seisiun opens on Thursday July 2nd and continues weekly till August.

GREAT excitement in Knockanure school on Monday last when a dozen new pupils enrolled for the New School Year. Class teacher Breda Kiely will be very busy for the coming year.

CONGRATULATIONS to Maurice Stack of Cahirdown, Listowel who was recently given a certificate from Galway University to mark the 50th anniversary of his graduation there. Maurice has a host of cousins and friends in the Parish.

HAPPY Birthday to Paddy McElligott who recently marked the occasion with his wife Christine and son Christopher and friends.

BEST Wishes to Eoghan and Nollaig McEnery, Listowel and Knockanure on the birth of their baby girl Lucy Kate recently, first grandchild to Johnny and Helen McEnery and also first grandchild to Mary McCarthy of Finuge. Helen McEnery taught for many years at Knockanure National School.

KDYS: Open to all teenagers on Thursday 2nd July visits the Aqua dome and Bowling in Tralee We will be leaving from the KDYS at 1pm. For further information on this or any of our Summer trips please contact us on 068-23744. KDYS Listowel Summer Camp is being run from Monday 13th July to Friday 17th July from 10.00am. to 4.30pm.Fee to be paid by Friday 3rd July, contact on 068-23744.

EAGLES Struck Gold; The North Kerry Eagles Special Olympics Club won four gold and four silver medals at the Mardyke on June 21st `09, competing in the Munster Regional Finals. The following got a gold and silver each; Johnny Mulvihill, Sinead Joy, Edward Twomey and Tom Windle.

BUS to Ballybunion from Listowel Starts on Thursday 25th July and then continue every Thursday . Pick up at Bus Stop near Listowel Arm’s Hotel at 11am. to Ballybunion returning at 4pm. Travel passes free, E5 return without Travel pass.

FULL Moon on July 7th; Scientists are guessing that Saturn’s moon Enceladus could contain watery underground caverns, and a place for alien life. Endeavour space shuttle next launch opportunity is July 11, hope we will see the “space chase” over Irish skies between the shuttle and the ISS from July 6 – July 22.

FRUIT of the gooseberry and blackcurrant are now edible and plentiful. Rhubarb and potato stalks were rather stunted but have made exceptional growth over the past ten days.

BOOK: 40th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing is marked by a book by Dan Parry, ‘Moonshot: The Inside Story of Mankind’s Greatest Adventure.

DROMCOLLOGHER Organic College ‘Open Afternoon’ on Sunday, July 12th between 2pm and 5pm.

MEP’S: Half of the 12 MEPs who will represent us for the next 5 years in Brussels have promised to help bring about a fairer approach to Europe’s trade with poor countries. Prisoners in Poland are to help restore and clean cemeteries.

SKILLS: With all the talk about further education for the unemployed, is there any offer from the education sector that could provide valuable help in all the empty schools.

TEACH English abroad training session on July 4th and 5th, details from 058 400 50.

Unemployed visit

MOTORCYCLES account for less than 2% of all licensed vehicles on Irish roads, but they account for 10% of road deaths.

200,000 Hi- visibility vests will be available in pharmacies around the country for the over 65 years. Pedestrians walking in the dark on rural roads are 13 times more likely to be killed than walking during the day.

MEETING of the Ballydonoghue Bereavement Support Group will take place on Tuesday 7th July 2009 in Ballyloughran Leisure Centre, from 8.30pm to 9.00pm.

ILLEGAL dumping of rubbish at the Bottle Bank in Moyvane has been a problem and security cameras have clearly identified the offenders.

GAA: Bord na nOg The Moyvane U12 Team has been chosen by the Co. Board to play in a Blitz at Croke Park on the 7th July. Parents and supporters who are interested in travelling, please give your names to Mairead O’Sullivan 086 3689061 before Friday 3rd July.

LESS than 120 days for the U.S. Clan Mulvihill 2009 Gathering at the Ace Conference Center, details from 1-800-523-3000.

EVENTS: Mass at Aghavallen Churchyard is on Wednesday evening July 1st at 8pm; Clothes collection will be made near the Bottle Bank in Athea on July 2nd; Pricilla O Donovan is having Summer Classes, details from 068 36624; St John’s Summer School begins on July 1st, details from 068 22566; Tralee General Hospital Night at the dogs is on Friday July 3rd; Dance in aid of WL102fm will be held at the Devon Inn on Monday, July 6 with Noel Cassidy and Matt Dillon, dancing from 9-1; Electrical Waste Collection will be taken up at Listowel Mart on Saturday July 4th from 10am to 4pm; Killarney Summer Fest runs from July 3rd to 18th; Cross Roads dancing begins at Finuge on July 3rd and continues every Friday night during the Summer Season; Cross Roads dancing in Tarbert on July 10th; North Kerry Harriers and the Point to Point committee are having barbecue at the Thatch on July 4th; Rally for Life will be held in Dublin on July 4th at 2pm, details from 087 288 7783; Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle is on July 4th; Kids Camp at the Convent Primary School Listowel, details from 0863527 280; Garden Fete at Rathfredagh Cheshire Home is on Sunday July 5th; Garden Party in aid of Kerry Hospice will take place at Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday, July 12th at 3.30pm. Tickets are available from Nuala (086 3916190) or Maria (086 8094560); Beekeepers Summer Course is at the Franciscan College Gormanstown from July 20th to 25th , details from 066 9474251; A Bilingual Literary Exhibition was held last week at Tralee Library to mark the birth 232 years ago of Guillermo Brown; Parents and Friends Garden is now opening Sundays from 2 to 6pm. also Monday to Friday from 9.30am. to 3.30pm. For further inquires contact the Centre on 068-22977; Newtownsandes on line site which had thousands of visitors over the past 10 years will close down later this year; the new site is at

OCD Support Group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month in a room at the Meadowlands Hotel from 8pm – 9.30pm. (Next meeting Thursday, July 2nd).

SIAMSA Film Singing in the Rain will be shown on Thursday, July 2nd at 2pm. San Am Fado continues till July 11th , excluding the 5th, Matinee on July 11th at 3pm, details from 066 7123 055.

LOCAL Musician Kieran Flavin got several medals at the recent County Fleadh, also Jack Goulding of Ballyduff came 2nd in the Accordion U12, both his parents are from the parish.

CFR: Athea Community First Responders will be hosting its first AGM on the 17th July at the Gables function room followed by social event from 9pm onwards. All CFR’s past and present are invited to attend.

TURF drying is making great progress over the past week. Most of the silage is now harvested and some hay was saved also.

SPENT: Tralee Town Council spent big money putting bright coloured paving in the Small Square in the town and now they have to use chemicals and high power washer to keep it clean.
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WATCH couple 62 years married play the piano at

The 1851 Dublin City Census index of 60,000 was compiled by Dr D A Chart and is now available online.

TWITTER: Symantec warns about an invitation to join Twitter with the message: ‘Your friend has invited you to Twitter’. The message also contains images of the Twitter logo. The message asks the user to open an attachment called ‘’. On launching the attached file, the user is infected with a worm that attempts to send out mass email messages.

YOUTUBE, some local material can be seen at

WISDOM: Eyes that look are common, eyes that see are rare. J. Oswald Sanders.

RETREAT night in concert form, offered by Gerry Dignan from Chicago, will be held at Tralee St John’s Parish Centre on Wednesday, July 1st at 8pm. Details from 066 7122522

ADORATION: Moyvane, Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Adoration in Abbeyfeale each evening Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm.

CEMETERY Mass at John Paul II Cemetery on Wednesday July 8th at 8.15pm and St. Michael’s Cemetery on Thursday 9th July at 8.15pm.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tom Sullivan, Maureen Broderick, Julie O Connor, John Sheehan, Maureen Nolan, Peg Horgan, Kathleen O Connor, William Quirke, Paddy Maher, Lil Mai O Sullivan, Joyce Mannix, Paddy Flavin, Sr. Nora Birchmans Flaherty, Kate Foley, Patrick O Dowd, Dick Hudson, Mass on Tues. 30th 8.00pm for Elizabeth (Betty) Meehan, Months Mind ; Wed. 1st July mass at 9.15am Private Intention; Thurs. 2nd mass at 8.00pm Knockanure for First Friday; Fri. 3rd First Friday Mass in Moyvane at 8.00pm for Teresa Tess Mulvihill; Sat. 4th Mass at 8.00pm for Catherine Kilkelly & the deceased members of the Foley Family; Sun. 5th Mass in Knockanure at 10.00am for Michael & Nora Flavin and the 11.00am mass in Moyvane is for Fr. Jimmy Kissane & the deceased members of the Kissane Family;

DEATH took place of Bill Foran of Tullamore, Listowel on June 19th 2009, he is survived by his brothers John and Pat, sisters Josie and Mary. Following Requiem Mass at Ballydonoghue Church on Monday June 22nd `09 , Bill Foran was laid to rest with his ancestors in Murhur Churchyard.

Death took place on June 13th `09 of Colm LEAHY of Ballinascaula, Bulgaden, Kilmallock. Son of Siobhán Reidy and Brendan Leahy and brother of Henry, Bernard and Bill. Following Requiem Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Bulgaden on Tuesday June 16th Colm Leahy was laid to rest in the nearby cemetery.

HOLY Land Pilgrimage, September 28th – October 7th. Direct flight ex Cork Airport. Spiritual Director: Monsignor Dan O’Riordan. Contact Tel 021 4277700. FEAST day of St. Oliver Plunkett, day of prayer for Peace & Reconciliation Wednesday 1st July. St Oliver said, I had rather die ten thousand deaths than wrongfully to take one farthing of any man’s goods; One day of his liberty; or one minute of his life.

ADORATION: Moyvane, Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Adoration in Abbeyfeale each evening Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm.

COLLECTION on 4th & 5th July for Sick and Retired Priests. Friday is the First Friday of the Month.

Usual Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the Morning and Moyvane in the Afternoon.

READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan & Chloe Mulvihill

11am Noelle Nolan & David Murphy; Knockanure 10am Kathy Kennelly & Mary Fitzgerald.

Confessions on Saturdays from 12 – 12.30pm and on request.

MASS for 6th Class pupils at Knockanure N.S. was celebrated on Tuesday last by Fr Lucid, school choir sang the hymns and readings were done by 6th class, Daniel, Chloe, Mollie and David. Principal Julienne Donegan had the children well prepared for the occasion.

MURAL composed by Marie Brennan art teacher is now on view on the inside of the local school boundary wall. Pupils from the school assisted in the artwork.