Knockanure Notes – 29th June, 2008

SENIOR Citizens Chiropodist will attend the Marian Hall on 5th July at 11 o’clock, for appointment contact Eileen Quinn on 068 49472. Next meeting of Senior Citizens will be held in the Marian Hall on 2nd July at 8.30pm.

LOTTO results for Knockanure GAA; 27th June 08 Jackpot was E8,100. Numbers drawn were 4-8-9-24, no winner of Jackpot.
Lucky Dips went to the following; Mary/ Linda Carmody, Lisroe, Duagh; Donnchadh Woods, Knockanure; Bridget Caffrey, c/o Kevin’s; Tim Finucane; Betty Heaphy, Dirha East, Listowel; Jerry Woods, Knockanure; Bar prize Ann McGrath;
Next Weeks Jackpot E8,200.

ICA outing to Killarney comprising of shopping, dinner and an evening of entertainment with Liam O’Connor bus leaves Moyvane at 2.00pm on Tuesday 22nd July, money to be paid when booking with Eileen Roche or Marie Walsh by Tuesday 8th July.

LOURDES: West Limerick group are going to Lourdes on July 31st, details from 069 62306

KDYS trip to Waterworld, Castlegregory on Tuesday 8th July. Leaving KDYS, Listowel at 8.30am & returning Listowel at 3.00pm. Cost of trip is ?20. Open to all teenagers, full fee to be paid to KDYS by Friday 4th July.

KGH : Night at the dogs organised by Friends of Kerry General Hospital takes place in Tralee on July 4th.

SPORT: Multi Sports Camp will be held at Tarbert Comprehensive School from 7th to 11th of July. Ballyloughran House Outdoor and Adventure Activity Camp details from 068 47222; VHI Cul Camp continues at Clounmacon till July 4th, Tarbert Cul camp begins on 28th of July, details from 068 36544; The Shannonside No Name Club are traveling to Europe at the start of July.

BUS to Ballybunion from Listowel leaves the Square at 11am and 3.30pm every Tuesday, details and booking at 1890 528 528.

GRANTS to local organisations; Moyvane Knockanure Youth Club E759; Ballylongford Youth Club E897; Duagh Family Centre E414; Listowel KDYS got E759, E1104 and E759.

CEMETERY Mass at John Paul11 Graveyard, Listowel is on Thursday July 3rd at 8.15pm, details from 068 21514; Ahavallen Churchyard Mass is on Wednesday evening July 2nd; Rath Cemetery, Tralee Mass will take place on Wednesday, July 9th at 7.30pm.

DOON Ballybunion Mass will be held on July 4th at 8pm.

KNOCK Youth Festival from July 24th – 27th for 18-35 year olds. For more information contact 094 9388100 or check out

TEEN Masquerade Ball will be held in the Arms Hotel on July 10th from 7pm to 12pm, proceeds in aid of Youth Caf=E9, details from 068 23429.

SCIENCE in School information is available at A billion computers are being used this year all over the world; In 2005 it was estimated that internet and computers consumed power of 15 nuclear power stations with energy costing E5 billion.

According to Eu Research WEE is rarely recycled and is generally incinerated and sends over 36 tonnes of mercury and 16 tonnes of cadmium into the sky.

HEALTH: Athea Community First Responders training takes place on Saturday July 5th from 10am to 4pm; The Institute for Health and Consumer Protection is a Europe wide group who looks after consumer health and safety, to be effective they would have to put everyone on a ration book.

While the media complain about people waiting for a bed in hospital, several talk about discharging themselves because they feel they are being kept in hospital needlessly. Two countries have banned grey mercury fillings in teeth.

EXERCISE: Street Steppin’ in Abbeyfeale has changed to Monday evenings from Monday June 23rd. Walkers are invited to meet at the town park at 8pm.

YOUTH: World Youth Day will be held in Sydney from July 15th to 20th `08, no doubt that locals or their cousins in Australia will be present, I believe a fourth generation Australian Kennelly is involved in the preparations of the event.

WALK in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital will take place on Sunday, July 13th from Brogue Inn at 11.30am. Sponsorship cards available from Michael ‘Fox’ O’Connor on 7125146 or 087 9833075.

CROAGH Patrick climb is on the last Sunday of the month, the Mulvihill Family of Athea are climbing the mountain for charity again this year.

GAA: Munster Final tickets are available from local club secretaries, prices range from E25 to E35.

PEAK: 50 peaks all over Ireland will be climbed on July 12th `08 , proceeds in aid of Arthritis Ireland, one in a thousand children in this country have arthritis, details from 01 6618188.

MARRIAGE took place on June 19th `08 in Tarbert Church of Patricia Wren and Larry Guiney, they were married by Fr Gunn assisted by Fr Nolan and Fr O Connor. Bridesmaids were Elaine Wren, Amanda Harnett and Rosie O Connor. Best man was Berkie Brown and groomsmen were Tony Chute and John Guiney. Flower girl Tara Tracy and pageboy was Connor Breen. The bride is daughter of Mike and Patricia Wren of Tarmons and the groom is son of Sheila and the late John Guiney of Charles Street, Listowel.

Helen O Connor of Lisselton and Willie Flaherty of Ballylongford were married at Ballydonoghue Church on Saturday June 21st `08 by Fr John Lawlor P.P. Brides maids were Mairead O Connor and Dora Curley. Best man was Tim Flaherty and groomsman was Eoin Walsh. Helen is daughter of Tom and Ann O Connor and Willie is son of Timothy and Ann Flaherty.

FLEADH: Congratulations to Kieran Flavin who won 9 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medal at the recent County Fleadh Cheoil, he was involved in the Ceili Band, Grupai Cheoil and Solo competitions.

BEST Wishes to Benny O Connell who was born at William Street, Listowel to Jackie O Connell and Kitty Griffin 90 years ago. Jackie was a tailor and died young leaving 11 children to be reared. Benny was for a quarter of a century caretaker at Listowel Boys School.

CONGRATULATIONS to Paddy and Mairead Lynch of Knockanure who celebrated 25 years in business with Golden Vale recently at the Devon Hotel.

NEW Moon on Thursday July 3rd, the weather is very broken and sometimes cold now for some time, the notes in the Kerryman of July 7th 1978 reports similar weather, still waiting for global warming. Wild flowers and white clover should be great for the honey bees at this time of year, unfortunately not a bee in sight, gooseberries will be edible next week; Snow storms in New Zealand closed roads and they had a power cut in Auckland, water in Hydro storage lakes low causing risk of power shortage.

BOG; Up to the past week turf was drying fast, but saving turf in Moanveanlagh will be a thing of the past under EU and government Habitat Directives from 2011. When the oil runs out who will guard the bogs?.

ST JOHN’S: Wednesday July 2nd Beatrix Potter- The Latter Years; Thursday 3rd An evening with Luka Bloom me and Gildea and on Monday 7th The Carvin Jones Blues Band, exhibition for July is by Eve Parnell of Dublin.

SIAMSA have National Folk Theatre Performances during June, July and August, details from 066 7127276.

TINTEAN: Sunday July 6th Farmers Market from 11am to 1pm; Friday July 11th Troubled Bachelors at 8pm; Brendan Grace July 20th; Shannon Star Stage School begins on July 15th, Film Showing every Monday at 3pm from July 7th; Mobile Cinema will visit on July 28th, details from 068 28003.

J.B. KEANE’ S Play Backwater will be performed by the Glorach Players on July 3rd at 9.30pm in the J B Keane’s Pub Listowel.

MUSIC: Kerry School of Music will hold classes at St Patrick’s Hall Listowel from Monday September 8th, Speech and Drama will also be taught, details from 066 7125 690.

BOOK: The 2nd edition of the Old Kerry Journal is now available.

THOUGHT: Even if the bees bite I will get the wax, wisdom from Malawi; All the water in the world, however hard it tries, can never sink the smallest ship unless it gets inside, and all the evil in the world, the blackest kind of sin, can never hurt you in the least, unless you let it in, anonymous

EVENTS: Bereavement Support Group meet at Ballyloughran Leisure Centre on July 1st, details from 068 23429; Tuesday July 1st is the last day to change your CAO form; Kerry Choral Union and Yorkshire Choir will perform at the Church of Ireland in Killarney on Wednesday July 2nd at 8pm; Garden Fete will be held at Rathfredagh Home on Sunday July 6th; A short course n Bats will be given at the Glorach Centre in Abbeyfeale on July 5th from 3 to 6pm, it will be followed by a walk along the river; Collection of clothes for charity will be made in Athea on Wednesday July 2nd, before noon; Clothes Collection in Moyvane, Tarbert, Ballylongford, Listowel and Ballybunion will be held on July 10th up to 2.30pm, details from 087 6437 984; Know Your Neighbour weekend takes place on the 12th and 13th of July, it is sponsored by Macra and the ESB; Charity Ring of Kerry Cycle begins at Killarney on Saturday July 5th; Dance will be held at the Cross of the Woods, Tarbert on Friday July 11th; Munster Fleadh will be held in Kenmare on the 19th and 20th of July, other events in connection with the Fleadh begin on the 15th ; The Kerry Association in London are looking for extra members and are holding a special night in the Kingdom Bar , Kilburn on July 12th, details from Athea Vintage Rally and entertainment is on Sunday July 27th; Tradfeile will be held in Athea from August 1st to 4th.

Pope Benedict will open the Year of St Paul on 29th of June the Feast of Sts Peter and Paul. Paul was born 2000 years ago.

Youth Festival will be held at Clonmacnois from 14th to 17th of August, details from

KERRYMAN: Moyvane/ Knockanure Notes in the Kerryman July 7th 1978 reports that prayers were said at mass for an improvement in the weather, due to the heavy mist for days hay cut two weeks ago is not saved to date; Bishop James Collins on holidays, he also attended the unveiling of a plaque to his brother Fr Pat Collins; Sweepstake consolation prize of £100 was divided between Bill Horan, Maurice O Connell, John Stack and Jer P Mulvihill, ticket seller was Billy Flaherty; Moyvane beat Dingle at home, special mention of players T Keane, S Kennelly, E Sweeney and four Mulvihills, Moyvane are to play at Glin Festival this weekend; Local winners at Kerry Fleadh held in Ballyheigue were Gabriel Fitzmaurice and Miss Mary O Flaherty, Keylod; Clounmacon notes reports death Miss Mary O Connor of Meen, she as a sister of the late Sgt William O Connor also the death of Bernie Holyoake, Lartigue, Listowel, his wife was Peg Histon; Clounmacon records that Miss Mary Walsh was appointed to Presentation N.S. staff, Mars Mary O Shaughnessy Sheehy was appointed to Listowel N.S., Dolores Molyneaux obtained her S.R.N. certificate, she was daughter of Gerald and Bridie. News in other Parishes include congratulations to Fr Frank Martin O.S.A. who won the long battle over Wood Quay; Thomas O Connor of Ballyheigue got Irish Scholarship, his neighbour Helen Reidy spent eight years going to Bouleenshere N.S and did not loose one day and Fr Tom O Connor becomes the first Irishman to head his order; If you were under 26 the fare from Tralee to Rome cost £86.40.

HISTORY: Kerry Evening Post of Wednesday July 8th 1908 announced the marriage of Daniel Creaghe Harnett JP of Moynsha, Abbeyfeale and Susan Mary Blennerhasset of Nenagh; The Local Government Board held an inquiry in Listowel, Mrs Enright had seven children and a sick husband, she received 10 shilling per fortnight assistance, total relief had reached £800; Jeremiah Keane R.D.C. merchant of William Street, Listowel was questioned at the inquiry. Royal Show at Newcastle had 2624 entries, several Kerry bred cattle won prizes including animals bred by G Mahony of Kilmorna, David Rattray of Ballybunion, P Breen, Glencar, the King had several Kerry bred cattle at the show; Bank Swindler in Tralee he lodged at the Temperance Hotel in Nelson Street; Butter price in Cork Market First 94s per cwt; Ardfert man got sunstroke; Olympic games in London the Athens games got £25,000 from the Greek government the British Government gave nothing, also the Franco- British Exhibition is on; Daylight Saving Bill discussed; Mrs Parkhurst on the warpath; Prohibition on importing goats from Switzerland to be lifted as foot and mouth is controlled there.

TIMES: 200 years of the Times newspaper can be browsed on line now, details at

ANNIVERSARIES: Paddy Flavin; Sr. Berchmans O Flaherty; Bridie Costelloe; Peg and Johnny Horgan; Maureen Nolan; Paddy Maher; William Quirke; Patrick Dowd; Dick Hudson; Tues. 1st 8.00pm Mass for Teresa Tessie Mulvihill, it is the feast of St Oliver Plunket, he was killed in 1681 at Tyburn; Wed. 2nd 9.15am Private Intention Mass; Thurs. 3rd Knockanure First Friday Mass at 8.00pm; Fri. 4th 8.00pm Mass in Moyvane for Deceased members of the Foley Family; Sat. 5th , fast of St Thomas the Apostle, 8.00pm Mass for Charles, Mary & Fr. Chris Finan ;Sun. 6th 10.00am Mass in Knockanure.

DEATH has taken place of Tim McMahon in Sheffield, he was son of Teddy McMahon a well known fiddle player of Templeathea and Ellen Mai Carmody of Knockanure, Tim went to England about 50 years ago and was predeceased by his wife Joan about 6 years ago and is survived by children Michael, Joe and Julie. Siblings of Tim McMahon include Michael, John, Ned, Eileen, Mary, Margaret and Kitty. Tim McMahon will be laid to rest in Sheffield on Thursday July 3rd `08.

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

COLLECTORS for the month of July: Vigil in Moyvane Bridie Moloney & Ronan Kearney; 11.00am Eileen Cronin & Michael Kissane; Knockanure 10.00am Jerry Woods.

READERS: Vigil in Moyvane Michelle Corridan & Chloe Mulvihill; 11.00am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure 10.00am Mary Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

Diocesan Collection on the 5th & 6th July for the Sick & Retired Priests.

COMPUTER Summer Camp will take place in Teach Na Feile in Abbeyfeale on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of July 2008. Classes for 7yr olds to 10yr olds from 10am to 12.30pm and 10 to 13yr olds from 1.30pm to 4.00pm. For more details please contact Mobile IT on 063 90952 between 9.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

ENERGY Sustainable Energy Ireland invites all to their information day at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood Park, Santry Demesne Dublin 9 on Friday July 8th, details from [email protected]

ST PAUL: A plenary indulgence is available to Catholics who go to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome during the Pauline year. An indulgence is also available if you attend any special liturgical ceremony in honour of St. Paul on the opening or closing day of the Pauline year, more details are available in various websites.

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