Knockanure Notes – 29th August, 2010

CHIROPODIST will attend the Marian Hall on Thursday Sept 2nd at 11.00am. Please ring Eileen Quinn for and appointment at  068 49472.

COMMUNITY Centre Knockanure ;   Aerobic classes will commence at the Centre on Wed. 1st at 8.00pm.
The next active retirement day will take place on Mon. 6th Sept. The Committee of Knockanure Community Centre would like to thank Leo Finucane for the use of his Tent on Vintage Day and also to thank all who donated cakes on the day.

CONCERT: Listowel RFC and Kerry Parents and Friends Wish Concert (featuring The Dursley Male Choir & our own Colm “Stride” O’Brien) at the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion on Friday 3rd September. Dursley Male Voice Choir will sing at noon Mass in Listowel Church on Sunday 5th Sept.

HELP Group; Dyslexia and Dyspraxia parent support group meet on First Friday of the month in Listowel, details from 068 23584.

AUTO Immune illness Support Group will meet at IT Tralee on Friday Sept. 17th at 8pm, details from 086 405 5070.

ACTIVE Retirement Group in Listowel resumed their activities at St Patrick’s Hall on Tuesday Aug. 31st  from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

TOASTMASTERS Club re-opens on Wednesday, September 1st  with a free meeting at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West from 8.30 – 10.30pm,  for further information contact  086 8494505.

SVDeP :The Listowel Conference of The Saint Vincent De Paul Society is finalizing a history of its activities since its foundation in 1937. If any of you, your parents, or grandparents had any association with, of were members of the SVDeP in the forties, fifties, or sixties you might search through old records or photographs for anything that may be relevant. If you come across anything, no matter how small please contact Michael Dillane, Tel 068 21596, or any member of the Society.

RACE Week accommodation wanted, details from 068 23037.

NIGHT Vigil at Knock on Sept. 3rd, details from 068 31232.

Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday Sept. 12th. Coach leaving Tralee at 7.30am.  Contact  066 7180123.

SKELLIGS Pilgrimage  On Saturday, September 18th starting at 9am in Portmagee church with adoration, rosary, Divine Mercy, Holy Souls Chaplets, Mass on the island,  Contact Jacqueline on 087 2890523.

HOLY Land Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage led by Bishop Bill Murphy from October 13th – 22nd 2010. A few seats have become available due to cancellations. Further details are available from Janice O’Sullivan, 064 77 58219 .

COMPREHENSIVE School Tarbert is fully open on Wed. Sept. 1st.

CLASS: Adult literacy Class at Listowel Community College, details from 068 23866. Another class, Back to Education for women begins on Sept 8th, details from 068 23429.

MAYOR of Kerry Pat Leahy and several from Moyvane were at the Rose Ball in Tralee.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA  Lotto Results for 20th August 2010. Jackpot was E4,800, Numbers  Drawn were 3-13-15 and 29 No Winner of Jackpot. Lucky Dips went to; John Doran, Asdee; Pat O Connor, Keylod; Dolly Stack, Listowel; Ellen Enright, Lisaniskea; Mary /Sean Leahy, Clieveragh; Patrise Brosnan, Lisaniskea; Bar Prize won by J.J. Clancy;
Lotto Results 27th August 2010, Jackpot E4,900 Numbers Drawn 4-8-28-31, No winner of Jackpot. Lucky Dips won by the following: Keith Brown Clounmacon G.A.A.; Neil Brosnan, c/o Kevin’s Bar; Patricia Lynch, Gortdromagouna; Ewan Sommers Duagh; Tara/Kelly Enright, Lisaniskea; Ann McGrath, Glin;
Bar Prize Donie McGrath;This Weeks Jackpot E5,000
BEST of Luck to Breda Lane and the Kerry Team in the All Ireland Semi Final against Tyrone

BEST Wishes to Breda Lane and the Kerry Ladies Football team posters have been erected in several locations around the Parish. Kerry U21 play Meath on in the All Ireland Final on Sept. 11th, Martin Stackpoole was sub goalkeeper for Kerry in the last match.

SWANS: Sat 28th Aug. report, Tadhg Kennelly and Dan Hannebery have been replaced by Gary Rohan and Sam Reid in the Swans team.

CONGRATULATIONS to Timmy Flaherty of Moyvane who became All Ireland U12 Banjo Champion and came second in the Mandolin U12 at the Fleadh in Cavan, he is son of Mike and Josie Flaherty. Congratulations also to Katrina Kennelly of Knocknasna daughter of Maurice and Karen who came third in the All Ireland Fleadh Four Hand reel.

LEAVING Cert. students are now busy making final preparations for their entry to Third Level Colleges.

OCD:  If you have or think you have OCD, you are invited to the OCD Support Group which meets on the 1st Thursday of each month in a room at the Meadowlands Hotel from 8pm – 9.30pm, Next meeting Thursday, September 2nd.

ST JOHN’S; I.C.A. in Moyvane with Billy Keane will present John B. Keane’s Pub Theatre on Tour at St. John’s Listowel  on Wed. 1st. Sept at 8.15pm. All proceeds for the Greater Chernobyl Cause. Tickets available at local shops and from all I.C.A. members; Thursday 2nd the best of traditional with Martin Hayes and Denis Cahill; Monday 6th Fool for Love, a play presented by a Washington group; Amy Gallatin and Stillwater present Bluegrass Music, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA: Sicko, an Oscar nominated documentary that examines the highly profitable American healthcare system will take place at Siamsa Tire on Wednesday, September 1st at 2pm.Richard Cantillon School runs from 8th to 10th Sept. details from Siamsa at 066 712 3055; Conference on Sept. 9th at Croke Park on building a carbon free future, more from 023 884 2193; Watch out for ,World Karaoke Championship at the INEC Sept. 8th 2011;

BENEFIT dance in aid of Shane Healy has been organised for Saturday September 25th.

EVENTS: Listowel Rugby Club celebrating their 110th Anniversary on 3rd, 4th and 5th of September 2010; Canon Declan O Connor celebrated Mass in Duagh last Saturday in remembrance of his Ordination 33 years ago ; AGM of Athea Community First Responders Group on Sept. 3rd from 7.30pm to 9pm; Heart Screening machine will be at the Square in Listowel on Friday Sept. 3rd, details from 087 7123 1081; Information Day on EirGrid plans will be available at the Lanterns Hotel on Sept. 2nd from 2pm to 8pm; Sporting Brains of Kerry competition will be held shortly, details from 0872048 677; Dingle Half and Full Marathon on Sept. 4th;  Regional Health Day at Perys Hotel, Limerick on Wednesday September 8, contact 069 84069; PTAA Annual General meeting will be held at the Heights Hotel, Killarney on Sept. 10th; Listowel Races begin on Sept. 12th and continue to the 18th; Tarbert singer Tom O Donovan is going on a 6 week tour of Europe beginning on Oct. 20th at Mainz; Dingle Film Festival runs from 10th to 13th of Sept..

POPE will visit Great Britain from 16th to 19th of Sept, the last visit of a Pope was 28 years. He will visit Scotland on the 16th , meet the Queen and have Mass at Glasgow, Friday events are around London, Saturday Mass at Hyde Park and Sunday Mass at Crofton Park Birmingham. The Isle of Man will issue three stamps to commemorate the occasion.

ASTRONOMERS have found a planetary system containing at least five planets, orbiting the Sun-like star HD 10180.

  GST: Great Southern Trail is seeking support to extend their trail in both directions. NRA are to undertake a cycle route feasibility and delivery study for the Dublin-Galway corridor.

 GRANT: Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Enterprise Board is offering grants to part-fund the cost of professionally translating business websites into five languages

INCINERATOR: Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd. of Korea has announced the start up of its third incinerator.

SPECULATORS are raising the price of grain because of fears of reduced crop this year; the EU could ease prices by releasing intervention stock and short circuit speculators.

TOUR: Abbeyfeale Parish and District went on a tour of West Cork on Tuesday 24th Aug. last, they travelled by Killarney, Clonkeen, Balyvourney and stopped at Macroom where there was a Farmers Market in progress, Knockanure woman Margie who lives at Macroom was there to greet us, then on to Inchigeelagh, Gougane Barra, the Pass of Keimaneigh, Glengarriff and boat trip to Garnish island and then the long trip back home by Kenmare.

 Kerryman Aug. 20th 1960 snippets;

Ballybunion publicans loose their exemptions. Ballybeggan Park opens to public on Aug. 30th 1960. 33 year old goose died. Jack Dempsey belted out of ring. Primary School Certificate should be abolished. Pat Barrett of Ballylongford flies from Shannon to Chicago to join his two brothers there. Moyvane Notes; Dance in hall to start again. John Gregg had promising greyhound. Louis Kelliher son of Mr & Mrs Michael Kelliher of Clounbrane is going  the Congo, he is a driver with the First Field Company. Tom Duffy was elected to Westport Urban Council; his sister is married to Eugene Brandon of Aughrim. Roadside garden is in full bloom, it was started only this year. Sr. Veronica Bridget Hanrahan of the Holy Ghost Order Wales is home on vacation, she is daughter Michael Hanrahan of Kilbaha.

Mary B and Eileen O Sullivan of Trien returned to London after a holiday at home. Waltzing Final at Knockanure Sports Dance was won by brother and sister M. Sexton and E. Sexton of Newcastle West.

LOUGH Derg season is now nearly finished for this year, in 1964 a  four day Lough Derg Pilgrimage was advertised in the Kerryman with a CIE Luxury Coach all in fare was £7-12-6 pence, it covered lunch at Ennis, visit to Knock Shrine, afternoon tea, dinner and overnight accommodation in Bundoran, boat fare to Lough Derg, Hospice fees,, visit Enniskillen, return by Longford and Athlone, coach was to travel 15 Counties. In 1964 drive on ferry to England return £14, Dublin to Liverpool car went as cargo and cost £22 return, it cost twice as much to cross the Irish Seas as the English Channel.

In 1964 Kerry had 16,000 herds and 270.000 cattle, Blue Card TB Eradication round introduced.

HENRY  was engaged to Marguerite of France, daughter of King Louis VII of France and his second wife, Constance of Castile, when he was 5 years of age and she was 2. They were formally married on 27 August 1172 at Winchester Cathedral.

DEATH took place on August 7th 2010 of Sr. Barbara Catherine Murphy at Moore Abbey, Monasterevin, she was born at Clounmacon and a member of the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary. Following Requiem Mass Sr. Barbara Murphy was laid to rest at St Evins Cemetery.

 DEATH took place on August 23rd 2010 of Fr Micheal Galvin who was well known to all of as he was Parish Priest of Ballybunion from 1978 to 1999. Fr Micheal was born at Rock Street Tralee in 1919, his mother was Barrett. Fr Galvin was ordained in 1944 and served in many Parishes in the Diocese including Listowel, where he taught a Social Science class in late 1960s, a great supporter of the GAA and greyhounds, he is survived by his sister Norrie and brother Tunney.

FOREVER: In Proverbs we read: “He that winneth souls is wise.” If any man, women, or child by a godly life and example can win one soul to God, his life will not have been a failure. He will have outshone all the mighty men of his day, because he will have set a stream in motion that will flow on and on forever and ever, says Dwight L Moody.

ANNIVERSARIES: Princess Diana, Michael Griffin, Madeline Moloney, Mai Scanlon, Moss McGrath, Dick O Connor, Paddy Finucane; Mass on Tuesday 31stat 8pm for Denis, Nora & Michael Moloney; Mass on Sat.Sept. 4th at 8pm for Dan and Jack Quinn and deceased members of the Quinn family; Mass in Moyvane on Sunday Sept.5th at 11am for Marie Walsh.
FIRST Friday Mass on Thurs. 2nd, Knockanure  at 8.00pm and on Fri.3rd at 8.00pm  in Moyvane.  

Usual Communion Rounds for First Friday, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.                  
Confessions before the Vigil Mass on Saturdays.
Diocesan Collection on the 4th & 5th September for Diocesan Needs.

READERS: Vigil ,Michelle Corridan; 11.00am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure 5th Sept. Ann Stack & Brenda Clancy
COLLECTORS for September , Vigil,  Noreen O’Connell & Michael Liston; 11am    Kitty Windle & Mary Lynch
Collector for Knockanure, Maurice Dowling.

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

HOLY Ghost Fathers are in 65 countries and arrived in Ireland 150 years ago educating and inspiring many to work on
the missions. Fr Starkin a member of the Holy Ghost Order spoke at masses in the Parish last weekend, he told us of events in West Africa first hand which he experienced since his ordination in 1974, including catering for 80,000 refugees from civil war, much of the trouble stem from fighting to control valuable resources including diamonds. Fr Starkin and his family lived at Lyrecrompane for 18 years working for Bord na Mona.

FIJI; Sunday August 29th on Radio Kerry local born Fr. Dan Ahern gave us a glimpse of life in Fiji and his work among the natives and emigrant Indians. Farmers would love to know how easily crops grow in the country.