Knockanure Notes – 29th July, 2012

CEMETERY Masses;  Lislaughtin on Wed. August 1st at 8pm;  Ahavoher on 6th August at 7.30pm; Old Knockanure on 7th August at 7.30pm; Murhur 8th August at 7.30pm.
A meeting of Moyvane/Knockanure Graveyard Committee will take place on Tuesday night in the Marian Hall at 9pm.  All members are asked to attend.  New members welcome.

FLEADH: Munster Fleadh winners include, Timmy Flaherty came 1st on the mandolin. Kieran Flavin came 2nd on the Whistle, 2nd on the Bodhran, 3rd on the flute and 1st in the Ceili band with Teampall an Ghleantain. Concuhubhair O Murnain, Athea; James Duggin and Maebh Trench, Listowel

THANKS:  Children from Belarus enjoyed their month long l. stay in Ireland and departed for Belarus on Saturday 28th July.  Many thanks to the committee of the Knockanure Community Hall for the use of the hall last Thursday evening for the children’s farewell party. The children had a fantastic evening with magic from Tommy Moloney, Traditional music followed by a disco. The Flavin family would like to thank all those who helped in any way in making the evening such a huge success.   

SEISIUN every Wednesday night at 9pm at the Arms Hotel and Thursday night at Templeglantine.

RAMBLING:  North Kerry Reaching Out Genealogy, are hosting a traditional rambling night at Clounmacon Community Centre at 8.30pm on Sat. Aug 4th. Any musicians, dancers, storytellers wishing to participate are very welcome. A great night assured. Phone 087 7103427 or 087 6442817.

SIAMSA:  Breakfast at Tiffanys  will be screened at Siamsa Tire on Thursday, August 2nd at 2pm for the active retired.

SEANCHAÍ Centre will host an Arts & Craft Fair on Sunday August 5th as part of Listowel Garden Festival.  Doors open at 11 am and admission is free.

DEPRESSION:  Kerry Relatives Support Group meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month at Meadowlands Hotel at 8pm.

MASS Will take place in the “Garden of Europe” Listowel on Bank Holiday Monday August 6th at 5pm. as part as the Listowel Garden Festival and Family Fun Weekend. All are welcome.

KNOCK: Cloumancon outing to Knock on August 21st, details from 068 21773.

MASS Rock;  Annual Mass at Poll on Aifrinn Mass Rock, Ballybeggan will be celebrated on Thursday, August 9th at 7.30pm.

TIGER Flaherty is shortly to compete in his 50th marathon, we wish him well in his run.   

AFL; Aubrey Tiger Club, Tadhg Kennelly is with them now. Tadhg played 197 matches for Sydney Swans between 2001 and 2011 and was the first Irishman to win an AFL premiership.

BOOK Launch at Siamsa Finuge on Aug. 5th at 7.30pm, Irish Traditional Step Dancing in North Kerry by Catherine E Foley, among the many dancers profiled is Jerry Nolan of Dromurhur.

Sean McCarthy Weekend runs from 2nd to 6th Aug.

BEST Wishes to Stephen Brosnan on his 21st birthday which he celebrated recently with family and friends.

Congratulations  to Hannah and Luke O Keeffe on their recent lottery win on RTE, Luke is always enquiring about his cousins in Moyvane and Knockanure.

GARDEN Festival in Listowel begins on Aug. 3rd, a talent contest will be held at St John’s  on the first Friday night.

TEA Party on Sunday afternoon at Glin Castle on August 5th.

JOBS: Kerry County Enterprise board are coming to Listowel for a workshop on Aug. 9th and 10th, details from . The promotion of enterprise in this country is cosmetic, because of red tape rules.

USA: No Red tape, Our trucks are the same medium-duty vehicles which are commonly available to the public at truck rental agencies.  They are easy to drive because they have automatic transmissions, and do not require any special driver’s license or driving experience.

SOCIAL day for the active retired is on Monday 13th August at Knockanure Community Centre. Come along and enjoy a great day with a hot meal followed by music and dance.  New members especially welcome. For more details please ring 068 49799.

CYCLE: Ring of North Kerry takes place on Sat. Aug. 11th.

HARNETT Clan gathering in Abbeyfeale recently gives inspiration and a headline for anyone thinking of a family gathering, snippets of the Harnett day and count are on knockanurelocal on youtube.

FULL Moon on August 2nd. Bad weather continues, never before has so many cows being housed at night and some housed also by day.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tom Leahy, Paddy Anthony Kearney, Mary O Sullivan, Mick Buckley, Pat Stack, Tom Geoghegan, Fr Alfred O Rahelly,John Guiney, Maureen Beasley, Martin Sheehy, Jerry Clancy, Paddy Rochford, James O Brien, John McGrath, Wed. Mass on 1st August  7.30pm         for Michael Buckley; Mass on Thurs. 2nd Knockanure 7.30pm; Mass Fri. 3rd at 7.30pm for Jackie Lyons; Mass on Sat. 4th at 7.30pm for Martin Sheehy; Mass on Sun. 5th at 10.00am for Nora & Michael Flavin.

Usual Communion rounds for First Friday, Knockanure in the Morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.

CHURCH News: Scriptural Reflection Group meet in the Presbytery on Friday nights at 8pm.
Adoration, Moyvane Sun.    4.00pm to 5pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure, Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm
Collectors for August: Vigil,          Eileen Collins and Julia Fitzmaurice; 11.00am Chris Flahavan; Knockanure,10.00am Margaret Carmody.
Readers:- Vigil, Michelle Corridan; 11.00am , Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure Sunday 5th August      Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.
THOUGHT: When your burden becomes too heavy, when life’s ways become too dark, when the heart is too sore, when you are ready to perish, it is not amiss to pray to God to open the heavens, and through a rift in the sky to shine down into your heart some of the light of the Glory World. Benajah Harvey B. H. Carroll.

OLYMPICS:  Edward Barrett of Rahela, Ballyduff Edward Barrett was born in Rahela, Ballyduff in 1882. father Thomas and mother Bridget Whelan. He joined the City of London Police. In 1901 he won an All Ireland Hurling medal as a member of the London Irish Hurling team that beat Cork in the All-ireland final. At the 1908 Olympic Games held in London he won an Olympic Gold medal as a member of the City of London Police Tug- of -War team, he also won an Olympic Bronze medal in the heavyweight freestyle wrestling. married Julia McCarthy in 1910 in Middlesex. They are on the 1911 Census in High Holborn and I can trace them both in Electoral rolls until 1926 in St Pancras area – Chalk Farm, Regents Street and Kentish Town Road. He died c 1930s
John James Barrett born 1879,  represented Britain at the 1908 Olympics   and was a brother of Edward Barrett.
Dan Ahearne won world Championship in Hop Step and Jump July 4th 1909 at Celtic Park
Tim Ahearne and his brother, Dan Ahearne  from Dirreen, Athea.  
they emigrated to the United States,  Tim Ahearne had won the 1909 AAA long jump championship, in America Dan Ahearn set the first IAAF-recognized triple jump with 50-11 (15.52) in May 1911. He won the AAU triple jump in 1911 and 1913-1918, mostly defeating Tim, who was runner-up in 1911, 1913-14, and 1916. Tim Ahearne born August 18, 1885 died December 1968. Tim Ahearne won the gold medal in the triple jump at 1908 Olympics held in London. Dan came 6th in the Olympics in 1920 triple jump, he was born in 1888 and died 1942.
LEAHY Family of Creggane
Seven brothers Leahy all atheletes. Pat and Con were the first brothers to win Olympic medals. First brothers to two Olympic medals each. The first family to winolympic medals in all three jumping events.
Martin Sheridan won a total of nine Olympic medals.
Michael Collins of Currans  competed in the free style discus at the 1908 London Olympics games
At the 1908 Olympic Games held in London Edward Barrett won an Olympic Gold medal as a member of the City of London Police Tug- of -War team, he also won an Olympic Bronze medal in the heavyweight freestyle wrestling.
1900 High Jump Pat Leahy of Creggane won SILVER 1.78m
1900 Long Jump Pat Leahy BRONZE 6.95m
1900 Hammer John Flanagan GOLD 51.01m
1904 3,000m S/C John Daly SILVER 7.40.61
1904 Hammer John Flanagan GOLD 51.23m
1904 Decathlon Tom Kiely GOLD 6,036 pt
1908 High Jump Con Leahy of Creggane won SILVER 1.88m
1908 Triple Jump Tim Ahearne of Athea won GOLD 14.92m
1908 Shot Putt Denis Horgan SILVER 13.62m
1908 Hammer John Flanagan GOLD 51.92m

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