Knockanure Notes – 29th April, 2012

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 20th April 2012 .Jackpot E3,200 Numbers drawn were, 13-19-28-31, No Winner. Lucky Dips went to the following;  F. Chute ,NKMP; Micheal O Connor, Keylod; A & E Harley, c/o John Barry; Michael Heaphy, Duagh; Mary Stack, Annascaul; P.J. Long, Asdee; Bar went to Prize J O Leary.

CEILI in aid of Josh Keane fund will be held in Moyvane on May Bank Holiday Monday 7th.

AWARE: Kerry Relatives Support Group meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month at The Meadowlands Hotel at 8pm.  (Next meeting  May 2nd).  Call Kate on 087-2993142 .

WATCH: Knockanure Neighbourhood Watch meeting was due to be held in The Community Centre, Knockanure on Monday night 30th April, 2012 at 8pm.  Representative from The Townlands of: Upper and Lower Gortdromagounagh, Upper & Lower Carrueragh, Kilmeaney, Trien, Lissaniska, Beenanasbug, Keylod, Coilagurteen and the Village were due to attend

ALZHEIMERS Tea Day on Friday 4th May at Christy’s Bar, The Square, from  10am to 2pm.

LARTIGUE will operate daily from 1pm to 4.30 from May 1 to September 17th.

VINTAGE: Sunday 6th May, Scale model show in Listowel Arms Hotel, Vintage cars & Machinery, Irish Army display & vehicles, Farmers Market, Bouncy Castle, WW II display in The Square from 12noon to 6pm. 1940’s  Style swing Dance & band at 9.30pm. in the Listowel Arms Hotel, 1940’s dress optional.

EVENTS: Sundays in May, visits are made to the local Blessed Well; Fleadh by the Feale starts May 3rd; Tai Chi workshop at Listowel Library on Fri. May 4th at 11am; An American in Paris will be screened at Siamsa Tire on Thursday, May 3rd at 2pm for the active retired; Fitness Classes for Mums,Babies/Toddlers continues every Thursday in Listowel Town Park at 12 Midday, more from 087 9866533;Cuckoo Walking Festival in Tarbert, 4th to 7th; Rally of the Lakes runs on May 5th and 6th; The third annual Bodhran Competitions take place at the Ramble Inn, Abbeyfeale on Friday, May 4 at 9pm.  Competitions for U14, Senior Ladies, Senior Men Old Style and Modern,  Further information from 087 2055051; Toastmasters  West Limerick meeting will be held at the Desmond Complex on Wednesday, May 2 at 8.30pm; Racing in limerick on 5th May;  Kingdom County Show is on May 13th;

ST JOHN’S; Tues. May 1st, Love Letters of Melissa and Andrew; Wed. 2nd Ivan Illich, Classical Pianist; Fri. 4th, Drama and Poetry from St John’s Youth Theatre; Tues. 8th  The Love Hungry Farmer presented by Des Keogh; Wed 9th a programme of folk, traditional and classical, more from 068 22566.

BEST Wishes to Liz Gould of Kilmorna on her 40th Birthday.

Best wishes also to the seven boys from the Nano Nagle School who received their First Communion on Sat. 28th 2012.

BOOK: Gabriel Fitmaurice recently launched in Newcastle West, Pat Walsh’s latest book, A Rebel Act – Michael Hartnett’s Farewell to English.

AGEING Seminar will be held on Wednesday May 2nd, at 7.30 p.m at Rathkeale House Hotel, Planning for All our Futures. Speakers, Dr. Kieran Walshe from the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway. Ms Patricia Conboy, National Director of Older & Bolder. Dr. Samantha Ronan, senior case worker for Elder Abuse with the HSE, will talk on the sensitive issue of Elder Abuse.

FULL Moon on the 6th May. Farmers and stockowners were well tried and tested by the weather in April. Blossoms are appearing on apple trees and the whitethorn is starting to flower.

DEBT: Old Testament law provided for a “Year of Jubilee every fifty years, in which wealth and property were redistributed which eliminated poverty among the Israelites. Jubilee was proclaimed on the Day of Atonement. After the people’s debt of sin was abolished by the High Priest in the Temple, a trumpet was blown and money debts of money were forgiven.

LOYOLA  was established as a University in 1912. First Dean of Loyola in New Orleans was  Fr Patrick A Ryan an uncle of Fr. Michael Kennelly, the Kennelly connection with New Orleans go back to c 1860 with Fr William Kennelly SJ of Kilbaha who was associated with other North Kerry neighbours Fr John O Shanahan, Cardinal Stritch and Fr Francis Kirby. Hurricane Katrina damage cost  $6million.

Loyola’s University President the Rev. Michael F. Kennelly, S.J. told students that the “The Board of Directors of Loyola University has authorized him to announce its decision to discontinue intercollegiate athletics at the end of  1972 semester and to concentrate, instead, on a broad-based program of intra-university athletics to benefit more students. The reasons for the board’s decision are educational and financial. Intercollegiate sports were reinstated in 1991. Fr M F Kennelly died Jan. 2011 aged 96 years; the University now educates 5,000 students each year.

THOUGHT: “They that know God will be humble and they that know themselves cannot be proud”. John Flavel.

DEATH has occurred of Margaret Beslin, nee Kennelly of Palmerstown, Dublin on  26th April 2012. Margaret was born at Moyvane South 70 years ago to Jerry Kennelly and Mary Shanahan. Margaret spent her youth with her aunt Margaret Kennelly in Knockanure. She is survived by her husband Thomas Vincent Breslin and children, Angela, Edel, Vincent, John, Patrick and Catherine, siblings, Kathleen, Oliver and Tom and Aunt Margaret. Brothers Pat and Dan predeceased Margaret Breslin. Following Requiem Mass at St. Philomena’s Church, Palmerstown on Monday 30th April Margaret Breslin was laid to rest in Esker Cemetery, Lucan.

ANNIVERSARIES: Patsy Barry, Paul McEvoy, Sr Margaret Mary Morrissey, Eddie Moloney, Margaret O Donnell, Madge Stokes Fitzmaurice and her husband Bill, Patrick Bunce, Dick Galvin, Benny O Connell, Joe Healy, Seamus McCloskey, Moss Galvin, Tim Stack, Sr. Carmel Walsh, Peg Carmody, Con Synan, Mary Harnett,Pat Danaher, Paddy Greaney, Delia Langan, Mattie Kennelly, Sr. Eileen Kennelly, Sr. Ellen Fitzgerald, Mary Hayes; Mass on Tues. 1st May at  7.30pm for Denis O’Connor; Mass on Wed. 2nd at 7.30pm for Patrick Bunce; Mass on Thurs. 3rd Knockanure 7.30pm          For the People of the Parish; Mass on Fri. 4th at 7.30pm for John & Hannie Shanahan & Martin & Bridget Mulvihill; Mass on  Sat. 5th at  7.30pm for John Carmody ; Mass in Knockanure on Sun. 6th at 10.00am for Padraig McMahon and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for John & Hannie Shanahan & Martin & Bridget Mulvihill .

ROSARY;  The I.C.A. will recite the Rosary each Tuesday evening for the month of May at the Grotto, Moyvane at 7.45pm.  Everyone is welcome.

READERS: Vigil, Elaine Hudson; 11.00am   Jerry Duggan

Knockanure Sunday 6th May Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

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

COLLCTION for the Eucharistic Congress on Sat. 5th & 6th May.

RETREAT Centre Ardfert;  Tuesday, May 8th from 8pm – 9pm – William Talbot-Crosbie and his time in Ardfert – A Pictorial Memoir with Tommy O’ Connor. Retreat, May 11th – 13th  with Fr. John Callanan SJ.  Contact 066-7134276.

MISSION in Duagh from the 14th to 18th May 2012.

DIOCESE will run a certified training programme for people involved in parish pastoral councils, liturgy groups, finance committees and safeguarding children committees. Details from local clergy.

COLLECTORS for May; Vigil, Ita O’Connell & Eddie Flaherty

11.00am Julia Stack & John Hanrahan; Knockanure 10.00am Jeremiah Kennelly .

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.