Knockanure Notes – 28th November, 2010

COMMUNITY Centre; Costume, Jewelry Party Night at Knockanure Community Centre on Dec. 3rd  at 7.30pm. All welcome, Admission free.

FAS: Euro Safety is holding a FAS Safe Pass Course at Knockanure Community Centre on December 4th . Cost of Course is E75 each, payment in advance to guarantee a place.

All enquiries to Margaret on 086 2260608 or 068 49799.

Notes Dec 1st

SANTA will be at the Centre on Sunday Dec. 5th from 2pm to 4pm, enquiries to 068 49799.

PARTY: Senior Citizens Party will be held in the Marian Hall Moyvane on Sunday Dec. 5th ,Mass at 1pm followed by dinner, music dancing and afternoon tea, book with 068 49569and 068 49365, spot prizes appreciated.

SACRISTAN Annual Offering envelopes are available at the Church.

EVENTS: Concert in Duagh Church on Dec. 5th at 8pm; West Limerick Toastmasters meet at The Desmond Complex on Dec. 1st from 8.30pm, all are welcome; Bingo in the Marian Hall every Thursday night; Writing Club meet at Saleen Pier Ballylongford every Wed. night, more from 087 976 1021; Card Game at Duagh Community Centre every Fri. at 8pm; Line Dancing at the Marian Hall Moyvane every Tuesday night at 8.30pm; Walkers and Joggers meet & train. Mon’s and wed at 8pm & Sat at 9am. Meet at Community Centre Car Park Listowel; Garda Youth Achievement Awards closing date for nominations Dec. 17th; Bazaar in aid of Missions in Listowel on Dec. 3rd and 4th; Crusaders are holding a Charity Run in Listowel on Sunday 5th Dec. starts at the Square at 2pm; Craft Fair in the Lanterns 5th Dec. from Noon to 5pm; Concert in Duagh Church on Dec. 5th at 7.30pm; Kenmare historic Stages Rally Dec. 5th; T na G will have a programme on Ballylongford on Dec. 9th; Irish Classes continuing  on Tuesday night at St. Patrick’s Hall Listowel at 7.30pm. Suitable for parents with only limited knowledge of Irish. Also available Ciorcal Cómhrá for those who completed Primary and/or Secondary Education and just anxious to listen, learn and converse; Crib is being erected in Moyvane Church on Sat 11th Dec. at 3pm and at Knockanure Church on Friday 10th Dec. at 7pm, helpers welcome. Anger management Course, details from or 087 798 9253.

SIAMSA: David McWilliams will give a run down on Ireland’s boom and bust on Sat. 4th Dec. note Ireland joined the IMF in 1957 over the years did we show any sympathy for defaulting countries.; Active Retired Film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers will be screened on Wed. 1st Dec. at 2pm. Tralee Musical Society are staging One Night Only Christmas Specials show on Sunday, December 5th ,phone 066 7123055.

St JOHN’S; Thursday Dec. 2nd, A Night to Remember, play about the South v North soccer match in 1993 in Belfast; Monday 6th,Old Mother Hubbard’s Magical Christmas; Tue 7th Festive Panto for children at 10am and 11.30 am and on Tue evening Women’s Wisdom presented North and East Kerry Development and KES, all welcome; Thursday 9th Abba Forever, details from 068 22566.

MEMORIAL sculpture honouring the service of the Presentation Sisters to Listowel Parish & surrounding areas from 1864 to 2007  was erected in the Square, recently; Memorial for past students of Listowel Boys School, If you wish to get involved please contact Rose Tracey on 068-24635 before 31st December 2010.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto results for 26th Nov. 2010. Numbers drawn 11-23-31 and 32, no winner of E6200 Jackpot.
Lucky dips went to the following; Mary Hanrahan, Moyvane;
Monique Keane, Greenville, Listowel; Noma, Gabe and Connor Asdee; Mike Hussey, Ballyduff; Marguerite Lynch, Moyvane;
Pat Lyons C/O Kerry Co/op; Bar Prize Patsy Lane. This weeks Jackpot E6300.

BEST Wishes to local contestant Liam Corridan, in Scor na nOg County Final at the Gleneagle on Sunday 5th Dec. at 6.30pm.

BEST Wishes to M F Barrett who celebrated his 80th birthday recently, he was well known in the locality in years past selling Fordson tractors.

CONGRATULATIONS to the local volunteers who help build houses in Cape Town with the Niall Mellon Township Project.

MAGAZINE: Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine will be available on 1st Dec. official launch is on 10th Dec. at the Thatch.

ACQUIRED Brain Injury affects 50,000 people in Ireland who have to live with long term affects. 10,000 new hospital admissions for the condition, another 10,000 have strokes each year in Ireland.

KNOCK; A bus will travel to night vigil on Tuesday, December 7th, contact 068 31232.

BUS from Ballylongford, Tarbert, Moyvane to Listowel, every Tuesday morning, book with 1890 528 528.

CHOIR: The Abbeyfeale Adult Choir along with the Kerry Chamber Choir, the Kerry Chamber Orchestra and the Kerry Youth Choir will perform in the Church of the Assumption on Sunday, December 12th  at 7pm in a musical, The Twelve
Days of Christmas.
HISTORY: Abbeyfeale Vocational School will be celebrating its history since 1951 over the weekend of March 31 – April 3, 2011. Old photos and memorabilia would be gratefully appreciated  Further information from 068 31198 or email [email protected]
SOCIAL: Annual Dinner & Dance for Listowel and District active retirement group at the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tuesday 14th December 2010, Meal at 2.30pm. More from Chairperson Maryanne on 068 21894;  Fealebridge & Headley’s Bridge Co Op are holding their 41st Annual Social on Friday, December 3 at the Devon Inn, Templeglantine, Co. Limerick. They are celebrating their centenary.

NEWTOWNSANDES Creamery Social is still being talked about there was entertainment for both young and old, traditional singer Annmarie O Riordan made a great impression, Eoin Hand now resident at Glennalappa put on a polished performance, plenty of laughter came from the audience during the antics of comedian Declan Mangan, a young Beaufort born singer Jack Healy created a real buzz with his excepts from musicals. The O’Sullivan Brothers Band provided a variety of dance music for the rest of the night. Michael Liston was the  MC and told some polished jokes.  Short snippets of the Newtownsandes Social dancing can be viewed on youtube at Knockanure local or visit to see more .

KERRYMAN has recorded some passed Newtownsandes Creamery Socials; one of the earliest is recorded in the KM of Dec. 14th 1963. Prizes were presented at the social to winners of   quality milk competition. The Chairman of the Co-op John P Ahern said that they as a committee were not sitting back, or were not a mutual admiration society, other speakers were Maurice Stack, Sean O Ruairc, Dept. Agric. Inspector and Mr N. W. O Brien I.A.O.S. organiser who presented the prizes. Co-op Dinner Dance was held at Ballybunion on 19th Nov. 1971, they had the Western Star Band and the subscription was £1-25. Socials were held at Tarbert, Banna and Devon Inn Social is mentioned in Nov. 2002 and ’04 Kerryman.

 Note ; AGM of the Creamery was held in March 1958 in the recently erected offices at the creamery. William Stack was Chairman and C. B. Shine was secretary, the committee was increased to 21 members. Tom Mulvihill of Moyvane , became a qualified Creamery Manager in 1964. Cargo of Basic Slag for the Creamery arrived at Tarbert on 21st Nov. 1966. Not many attended the AGM of the Co-op in 1975. Auction of machinery was held at the creamery on Feb. 1st 1979. Newtownsandes milk intake in 1984/85 year was 4 million gallons, fealesbridge in same period intake was 3 million gallons.

COST:  At San Antonio Church it cost $7,000 just to get rid of the bats and guano.

THIEF who attempted to steal a donation box in a German Church recently was hit in the head by a failing statue, he went to a nearby house for help and his lady friend stole purse while he was getting attention.

“FIND out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” Saint Augustine.

DEATH took place on Sunday 21st November 2010 at Aras Mhuire Listowel of Bridie Hannon nee Lyons late of Gurtcreen, Listowel; she was sister of the late Julie Lyons who was married to Willie Walsh of Clounprohus, Moyvane. Bridie Hannon was laid to rest at St Michaels Churchyard Listowel following Requiem Mass at Listowel Church on Tuesday 23rd of November 2010.

DEATH took place of Mike Joe Flaherty on November 23rd 2010, he was born at Murhur, Moyvane and lived at Moyvane Village. Mike Joe is survived by his wife Eily Mai O Sullivan, daughters Kay and Mary, sons Tim, Micheal, Martin, John,
Seamus and Patrick, brother Tom, sisters Sr. M. Andrews, Sr. Deborah, Theresa O’Sullivan, Sr. Teresa, he was predeceased by his son  Tom, siblings, Fr. John ,Sr. Berchmans and Chrisse. Requiem Mass for Mike Joe O Flaherty was celebrated at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on Thursday 25th November 2010, by Fr Lucid assisted by Fr McMahon Fr Hegarty and Fr Tarrant. Mike Joe O Flaherty was laid to rest at  Ahavoher Cemetery. Mike Jo was son of Tim Flaherty who came from Knockanure and Mary Ann Windle a native of Moyvane.

DEATH has taken place of Michael Windle of Upper Aughrim, Moyvane. Requiem Mass for Michael Windle was celebrated by Fr Lucid and Hymns were sung by Elaine Foley at Moyvane Church on Saturday 27th Nov. 2010. Michael was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery beside his sisters Nora who died 11th April 2010 and Ellen who died in 1996.

ANNIVERSARIES: Martin H Kennelly, Una Dore, Ann Marie de Bilde, Mikey Fitzgerald, Josie Lyons, Con Connell, Mark Flaherty, Finbar Carmody, Mary Manning, Denis Sweeney, Bridget McCarthy, Nora Stack, Margaret Kennelly, Michael Fitzmaurice, Bridie Stack, Mikey Holly, Bishop Moynihan; Mass on Fri.3rd at 7.30pm for John O Connor; Mass on Sat. 4th at 7.30pm for Edmund Fitzmaurice; Mass on Sunday 5th at 10am in Knockanure for Jack Goulding and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for Peggy O Connor.

MASS in Knockanure on Thursday at7.30pm, Communion rounds for the First Friday will be made in Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon. Confessions before evening mass on Saturday.

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

Adoration in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel Abbeyfeale each evening Monday to Friday from 6 to 8pm, Rosary each evening at 7.30pm. Adoration takes place in the adoration chapel Listowel each Tuesday & Wednesday after 10.30am Mass to 7pm. Eucharistic Adoration will take place each Sunday of Advent in Listowel Adoration Chapel from 3 – 6pm.

READERS: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill and Ann Marie Kennelly; 11am David Murphy and Noelle Nolan; Knockanure Margaret Carmody and Mary Fitzgerald.

COLLECTORS for Dec.; Vigil, Brid Flavin and Kit Horan; 11am, Marie Stack and John Scanlon; Knockanure Siobhan Fitzgerald.

CHURCH: Dec.9th Diocesan Liturgy Committee meet at John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney 7.30pm.

AGM of the Liturgy Group and P.P.C. was held recently, Chairman Liam Nolan and Secretary Margaret Carmody.

FIRST Advent candle was lit in the church on Sunday last, the Jesse Tree is decorated with artwork from local children and the reflection of the sun on the wall at the back of the altar tells us the shortest day is near.

HOPE; St John’s Church Tralee; Three nights of Reflection & Prayer and a night of Musical celebration with Fr Liam Lawton.    Peter McVerry SJ, Mary Davis, and Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh will offer reflections on Monday, November 13th, Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th.    Fr Liam Lawton will conclude this Advent Faith programme with a Musical celebration on Sunday, December 19th

COLLECTION for Diocesan Youth Service this weekend.