Knockanure Notes – 28th September, 2008

Moyvane / Knockanure Liturgy Group meeting at the Presbytery on Wednesday 1st October at 8.00pm, Fr Lucid is requesting all Parishioners, Knockanure and Moyvane to become involved in the Liturgy Group.

CLASSES: Computer Classes at Knockanure Community Centre began on Monday 22nd September at 7pm for eight weeks. Computer Classes for Farmers, Style Coaching/Fashion Design Classes. The Aerobic/Yoga Classes begin on October 1st at 7.30pm, Anyone interested, please contact Patricia at the Community Centre on 086 8392787. The next ” Active Retirement Day ” in Knockanure will take place on Monday the 13th October 2008. If attending please ring the office on 068 49799 between the hours of 9.30 am to 1.30pm Monday to Friday. Anybody wishing to book the Centre for Any Occasion (Christenings, Birthdays, Funerals etc) Please contact the office at 068 49799 0r Mobile No. 086 8392787

DANCE will take place at Knockanure Community Centre on Friday 3rd October @ 9pm. Music by Stevie Donegan.

AGM of Tarbert Comprehensive School Parents Association takes place on Wednesday 1st of October at 8pm. Last year the Association bought two defibrillators, 100 back friendly chairs, bought books to ease load of student’s school bag and operate a Book Rental Scheme and much more. Of 800 papers in the Leaving Cert only 14 papers failed in the entire group. UCAS closing date 15th of October `08 for Oxford, Cambridge, medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine.

SINGING Classes in Sheehan’s Thatched House Finuge, Classes will begin on Tuesday September 30th from 5.00pm to 6.00pm for the duration of 12 weeks, for further information contact Mary Mulvihill on 087 6228766.

SET Dancing with Timmy Woulfe is restarted at the Marian Hall on Monday 22nd September at 8pm for beginners and 8.30pm for all other dancers. . Children’s Set Dancing with Timmy Woulfe began on Wednesday 24th September at 6.00pm. Set Dancing began in Clounmacon on Tuesday 23rd of Sept. at 8.15pm.

STAGE School will be held at Tintean, details from 086 8389 771.

WRITER in Residence at Kerry Council Tommy Frank O Connor is there to help writers. Journals which are published around Christmas in the locality are looking for photos and articles on local interest.

BADMINTON for senior players is held at the Community Centre Moyvane on Monday and Wednesday nights at 8pm.

KNOCK: Bus will go to Knock from Abbeyfeale on October 5th ,details from 068 31232.

MS Readatron registration is in September, reading begins on 17th October, details from 1850 650 950.

HEARTH Health Day Sunday October 5th, to mark the occasion a walk at the Nature Trail in Aughinish will be held at 2pm. Most of the activities on Hearth Health Day will be for the converted. A grant of E36,000 will be spent in Listowel to provide notice and direction boards.

INDIAN summer at present is being relished by all; we all know that we have only a short window before the rain comes again. With all the talk about global warming and human activity affecting our climate, nobody told us that Solar winds which go in 11 year cycles are at their lowest at present and are continuing in this mode beyond expectations.

HIGH Visibility jackets are available at the Credit Union.

FAITH: Diocese of Kerry will run a 6 week course, beginning on October 7th – November 11th in the Parish Centre Tralee from 8pm – 9.30pm. Each Tuesday night, different speakers will give a talk and discuss some of the questions, The speakers are from All Hallows College Dublin, Mary Immaculate College, and the dioceses of Kerry and Cork and Ross.. For further information or to book a place by September 30th, please contact Frances Rowland on 064 30538 or email [email protected]

AGM for the contact people of Ardfert Retreat Centre is on Oct. 9th from 8pm to 10.30pm, day for married Couples is on Oct. 18th details from 066 7134 276.

RAMADAN ends on Oct. 1st and Muslims thank Allah for his help in their month long sacrifices; Oct. 9th Jewish Day of Atonement, fasting and ceremonies of repentance practiced.

BANNED: Report in New Zealand media that a common children’s medicine is being banned there.

OPEN Day at Limerick third level colleges on October 14th and 15th , they will have a shuttle bus service every half hour between colleges. UL have three new honours degree programmes; LIT have recently spent E1.7 million on Video & Sound Built Environment Laboratories, their Moylish Campus is costing E12.9 million and E9 million is bring spent refurbishing the Limerick School of Art; Mary Immaculate MIC was established in 1898 and they have 3,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students at present, their Multi purpose sports building won an RIAI award this year.

ST JOHN’S for October: Wednesday 1st Southern Tenant Folk Union; Friday 3rd a play called St Nicholas; ; Feile Lios Tuathail Festival Concert with the Kilkennys on Saturday night the 4th Oct. Monday 6th film called Yella; Tuesday 7th Unravelling the Ribbon play about people touched by breast cancer more information from 068 22566.

SIAMSA: On Oct. 12th a concert featuring Cara O Sullivan supported by Aidan O Carroll, Kerry Chamber Choir and Gavin Ring.

PLAYS by John B Keane will be performed by the Lartigue Theatre Company in the Irish Centre in New York on October 10th and 11th. A preview of their show will be given at John B’s pub on Thursday Oct. 2nd at 9.15pm, information on New York venue at 718 482 0909.

WORK: There is a lot of talk about the loss of jobs, but who is delaying the development of Austin Stack Park, LNG and a Tipperary newspaper reports that residents are objecting to a 312 house development in Clonmel, the speedy resolution of planning could provide thousands of jobs for manual workers. The white Collar officials could easily speed things up, but it would but themselves out of a job. Michelin is to stop production at its factory in Dundee for a week, according to press reports.

HSE fear of media hype will grind hospitals into a go slow mode, as everyone will be watching their good name, paperwork and avoiding work will be the safest route for the worker.

ARTS Grants details are available from 066 7183 815.

Lively personality of Fr Madden P.P. Athea will be missed when he moves to Ardagh/ Carrigkerry, we all know him from going to Mass in Athea and his visits to the Parish. Fr Bowen is taking over as Parish Priest in Athea, he is no stranger to us either, a man of quick wit.

HAPPY Birthday to Bernie Stackpoole who celebrated in Athea recently.

BEST Wishes to Elaine Horgan and Brendan Brew who were married on September 20th `08 at Knockanure Church by Fr Lucid P.P. assisted by Fr Mc Mahon. The Best man was Gerard Horgan; groomsmen were Richard Horgan, Darren Lawlor and Damien Brew. Bridesmaids were Catherina Horgan, Mags Horgan, Mairead Kennelly and Nuala Fitzgerald. Flower Girls were Ella Brew, Osha Horgan Slemon and Nicole Fitzgerald. Dean Horgan Slemon and Conor Horgan were Pageboys.

VOLUNTEER: Athea Community Council Ltd recently opened the leisure area next to the new footbridge in Athea. This area is dedicated to the memory of the late Pat Sweeney a Moyvane native with strong Knockanure connections who was involved in several community projects in Athea.

EVENTS: Public information talk in conjunction with Mental Health Day will be held at the Devon Hotel on Monday October 6th at 7.30pm; Tuesday Oct. 7th from 8pm to 9pm the Ballydonoghue Bereavement Support Group will have a meeting at Ballyloughran Leisure Centre, details from 068 23429; Ballylongford Active Retirement Group have an outing on October 3rd; Feile Lios Tuathail runs from October 3rd to 5th, among the events is a Traditional Singing Club on Saturday 4th Oct. in the Arms Hotel, Karen Trench will be in charge, Karen has many relations and friends in the Parish, more information from 068 22212; Country Market will be held in Glin on Saturday Oct. 4th, details from 068 343 11; Parents and Friends have an indoor market at the Community Centre Castleisland on Friday Oct. 3rd at 8pm; Writers Group meet every second Wednesday at Seanchai, next meeting October 8th, details from 068 22212; National Arthritis Week runs from 6th to 12th of October; Video on the Life of St Therese of Lisieux will take place in the Parish Centre Tralee on Tuesday, September 30th at 8pm. Her parents are to be beatified next month, all are welcome; “The Four Marys, Women of Faith, Strength and Courage” Behold the Women. This course will take place at Holy Cross Dominican Centre on 4 Wednesdays, October 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd from 10.45am – 12 noon. Leader: Sr. Audrey, book at Holy Cross Dominican Office, Tralee. Kerry Drug Awareness Week continues till October 4th, details from 021-4923733/6. or email [email protected] ;Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OCD Support Group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at the Meadowlands Hotel from 8pm – 9.30pm, next meeting Thursday, October 2nd. ; The International Space Station can be seen in the evening until October 8th; The Irish Amateur Boxing Association are to hold an open competition on October 3rd and 4th with the finals on Friday October 10th at the National Stadium to prepare for the European Senior Championships from November 6th to 15th in Liverpool;
Kerry women with epilepsy can hear a talk at the Manor West Hotel at 6.30pm on October 17th , details from 066 7119 507; Conference for young people organised by Brainwave will take place on Saturday, October 18th at the Metropole Hotel, Cork from 9.30am – 4pm. For further information, contact Una Barry at Brainwave Kerry Office at 066 7119507. Kerry Motor Club will hold their Rally on November 9th; World Holstein Friesian Federation will meet at the Gleneagle Hotel from 9th to 11th of October `08; Rosary walk will be held in Castleisland on Tuesday October 7th at 3pm; Synod of Bishops will be held in Rome from October 5th to 26th; National Recycling week runs from Oct. 6th to 12th; Concern sponsored debating competition for secondary schools starts on October 24th, last year 160 schools nationwide took part;

PLOUGHING Match was held in Kilkenny last week, many from the district travelled in glorious weather, the field and surrounds were dusty. Stands representing the Houses of the Oireachtas, Boards from Fisheries, Bia and Agriculture and a host of others were giving out literature and tokens, health checks and a huge number of catering facilities were also available, considering the event prices were as expected. Having toured the exhibits it was noticeable no body was promoting or had available whole food and fruit, the food hall had every conceivable mixture of eatables with claims that they had the best with extra additives. Nobody was there to tell remind us that nature provided everything we needed for thousands of years. The theme of several outfits was save the environment, thousands of cups and bottles were discarded after single use, having drinking water on tap would enable reuse. Religion stands included the Diocese of Ossory, Free Presbyterians and the Sisters of Cluny, the sister in charge was very familiar with local Sister Declan Murphy, Sr. Declan in her 90’s is a great follower of Kerry. The Cluney sisters were founded in 1807 and their founder Blessed Anne Maria was the first woman missionary in French Guiana.

HAMMER Throwing article by Flor Crowley in the Limerick Guardian of September 11th 1948 give a great account of Irish Olympic Champions; In 1900 John J Flanagan throw was 170 feet one and three-quarter inches; In 1912 Matt McGrath reached 179 ft and 4.5 inches; 1920 Pat Ryan achieved 173 ft 5.5 inches; 1924 Fred Tootell of USA threw 174 ft and 10.25 inches; Dr Pat O Callaghan won in 1928 with 168 ft 7.5 inches and he won again in 1932 with a throw of 176 ft and 11 inches, because of politics he did not compete in 1936 when a German Karl Hein won with 185 ft and 4.5 inches; A Hungarian won in 1948 with a throw of a half inch short of 184 ft. It was noted that Pat Ryan of Pallaskenry achieved a World Record throw of the Hammer in 1913 of 189 ft and 6.5 inches. Flor Crowley remarked how in 1932 Pat O Callaghan had to file the spikes on his shoes during the competition because they were two long for the hard Californian soil, he was helped with the filing by Bob Tisdale following his win in the 400 metre hurdles. Callaghan’s ability can be judged when he threw the hammer at Fermoy on August 22nd 1937 a distance of 195 ft four and one eight inches.

How many of our present-day students know about our great achievers.

NEW Sites: was recently launched in Athea and the Drishane sisters are celebrating their arrival at Millstreet a 100 years ago with a new site, details from [email protected] .

THOUGHT: He that carries bitterness to bed with him will find the devil creeping between the sheets, William Secher; Rules to be observed in hospitals, “First each one is to ask the grace of the Lord that he be given a maternal affection for his neighbour, so that we can serve them with all the love and affection that a loving mother has for her only child who is sick” St Camillus . BILL of Rights 1688, the Act of Settlement 1700 and the Act of Union 1706 state that the monarch of England must be a Protestant, now that most of us are protesters, the law is no longer black and white.

MISSION in Abbeyfeale runs from 18th – 25th Oct.;

MARRIAGE Enrichment Weekend will take place at the Lake Hotel, Killarney second weekend of November, more information, contact 064 44319 or 087 6670418 .

COLLECTION for Murhur National School takes place this weekend 4th & 5th Oct before all Masses.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tade Bunion, Rosaline Galvin, Jackie Hassett, Fr Tim Buckley, Bridie Barrett, Jay Kennelly, Joan McEnery, Willie Stack, James Moore, Sr. Estelle Cunningham, Pat J Sheahan, Ellen Dowling, Tom Connolly, Mass on Mon. 29th Knockanure 10.00am;Tues. 30th 8.00pm Mass for Mikie Joe Enright; Wed. 1st at 9.15am Mass for Willie Stack and the deceased members of the Stack family; Thurs. 2nd Mass in Knockanure 8.00pm ; First Friday Mass 3rd at 8.00pm in Moyvane for Joan McEnery; Sat. 4th 8.00pm Mass for Henry Stackpoole; Sun 5th 10.00am Mass in Knockanure for Ellen Dowling and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Michael & Stephen Kiely.

FIRST Friday of the Month; Usual Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.

COLLECTORS for October, Vigil Noreen O’Flaherty & Margaret Mulvihill and 11.00am Tom Walsh & James Moloney; Knockanure 10.00am Liam Nolan.

READERS: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill & Bridget McCarthy and 11.00am Ciara Healy & Amanda Coulson . Knockanure10.00am Aileen Stack.

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

STATION for Keylod and Gortdromagowna North will be held at the home of Edward and Mary Buckley on Friday October 10th at 7.30pm.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto results for 26th Sept. 08, numbers drawn were 22-23-27-28, Jackpot was E9, 400 no winner of Jackpot. Lucky Dips went to the following; Sean Cafferry, Golden, Co Tipperary; Ciara O Connor, Knockbrack Abbeyfeale; Richard Horgan ,Kilmeaney, Kilmorna; Joseph O Callaghan, c/o T. Finucane; Andrew Rogan, Lisaniskea, Kilmorna; Kitty Griffin ,Tarbert; Bar Prize Ken Ridgeway; Next Weeks Jackpot E9.500.

Widows Group meets at the Mermaids on September 20th at 8pm.

Night Classes in Listowel, more details from 068 21023.

I received last Sunday an email from someone purporting to represent the Irish National Online Lottery, they were giving big money, their secretary should brush up on her English.