Knockanure Notes – 29th March, 2009

COMMUNITY Centre: The next “Active Retirement Day” will take place in the Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 6th April, 2009, if anyone wishes to attend, please ring the office on 068 49799 between 9.30am to 1.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Knockanure Parent & Toddler Group meets up every Thursday between 10am to 12am. All are welcome.

Knockanure Community Centre Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the centre on Easter Saturday 11th April from 2pm to 4pm. Children must be supervised by an adult. Refreshments will be served afterwards at centre. A great afternoon not to be missed, For more details, contact the centre on (068) 49799 or 086 8392787. All schools close from 3rd to 20th of April, due to all the cutbacks is it time to shorten holidays.

INVITATION: Bishop Bill Murphy invites you to join with him to pray for us, your priests as they renew their ordination commitment to grow in the likeness of Christ and to give their lives in service at the Chrism Mass which takes place in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney on April 7th at 7.30pm. There will be refreshments afterwards.

ESB Feis Ceoil continues in Dublin till April 3rd, it attracted about 4,000 singers and musicians, this is the 113th year of the event.

EVENTS: North and East Kerry Development (formerly North Kerry Together Limited) were due to host an evening with youth focused approach to Mental Health in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tuesday 31st March from 7 to 9.30pm, For more details contact Dee Keogh, North and East Kerry Development on 068 23429.

Bereavement Support Group are due to meet at Ballyloughran Leisure Centre on Tuesday 7th of April from 8pm to 9pm, details from 068 23429; Rambling House at Finuge is open on the night of Friday April 3rd, all are welcome; ICA in Clounmacon meet on Thursday night April 3rd; Listowel badminton Club are celebrating their centenary with a Photo Exhibition at the Listowel Community Centre on April 2nd ; Fools Day April 1st ; Samhlaiocht Easter Festival runs from 11th to 13th of April; World Irish Dance Championship takes place in Philadelphia from 5th to 12th of April `09 and at the same time the Irish Dance Championship will be held at Ennis; Hospice Walk is on Good Friday 10th April more information from Kay 068-23035, Julie 0876210742 or from J.K. Sports Shop, William St.; Jumble Sale in aid of Nano Nagle outing will be held at their school on Sunday April 19th , details from 087 238 6038; The Curtin Clan Association holds its 6th Clan Gathering from 23rd to 26th April 2009 at the Devon Inn Hotel, details from 068 44751; Shorthorn Breeders 85th Show and Sale will be held at Castleisland Mart on April 21st; Earth Hour was held on Saturday last. People switched off their lights from 8.30pm to 9.30pm also on last weekend the space shuttle could be seen following the space station; Gerard Kennelly of Knockanure recently celebrated his 21st birthday at the Abbey Inn.

I.C.A Outing to Bunratty Folk Park takes place on Tuesday 7th July, details from 068 49337. ICA walk in aid of cancer research will be held on Sunday April 19th at Muckross Demesne starting at 2.30pm. Ballot papers for National Presidential election must be at Central Office by noon on Friday April 24th; SEI’s Energy Show will take place in the RDS on 29th and 30th April. They will have over 160 exhibitors;

ATHEA National School extension was opened recently; they now have an impressive well equipped school with plenty of room for many activities, great to hear all the voluntary work that went into preparing the school for their special day. Local born Margaret Watters is the school principal. Athea National School Race Night will take place on Easter Sunday night, April 12th; Pheasants were released in the parish recently;

SCHOOL Children are encouraged to enter a poetry competition in conjunction with the Kerryman and Writers Week, entries can be sent to Dan Keane at Coilagurteen, Moyvane, Listowel, closing date for entries is April 24th, winners will be announced on May 31st,

COMHALTAS: Scoil Fonn Amhran will be held at Arus Phadraid on Saturday 4th of April from 10am to 5pm.

KNOCK: Bus will travel to Knock for Mercy Sunday on April 19th details from 066 7180 123.

MEDJUGORJE Visionary will visit Tralee on April 24th, pilgrimages to Medjugorje from Kerry leave on May 1st details 087 2890 523 and the second pilgrimage leaves on May 3rd, details from 064 33625.

AIR AMBULANCE has placed a recycling bank at the car park in Garvey’s Supervalu in Listowel.

GLORACH players present two one-act dramas, One way Ticket by John B. Keane, and The Fat Lady Sings, at the Glorach Theatre on the 1st, 2nd and 5th of April.

SEANCHAI: Literary Programme, Writing for Theatre directed by Miriam Gallagher is on 4th and 5th of April , Writing a Novel directed by Martina Devlin runs from 25th to 26th of April, if you want to join contact 068 22212.

SIAMSA will recall local man the late John Moriarty in a production which will run from Tuesday March 31st to Sunday April 5th, details from 066 7123055. FREE Film for retired people called 12 Angry Men will take place at Siamsa Tire on Thursday, April 9th at 2pm.

UCC Business Programme information evening will take place at Tralee Library on Thursday, April 2nd from 5pm to 7pm.

APPLE: 2009 Worldwide Developers Conference will take place from June 8th to 12th. Over 1,000 Apple engineers will be in San Francisco to present the latest Apple technologies including hopefully the new iPhone.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. April 1st, Always is a play about an Irish American family in 1940’s, it is presented by an American Group; Thursday 2nd Kate Purcell singer-songwriter; Saturday 4th a trip down memory lane with a play by Five Lamps Theatre called Mariettas; Monday 6th Submarine Man, the life of John P Holland; Tuesday 7th Film Club California Dreamin, details from 068 22566.

CONCERT: Nevada High School Concert in aid of Kerry Hospice Foundation will take place in St. John’s Church of Ireland, Ashe Street, Tralee on Sunday, April 5th at 8pm.

RETREAT Centre Ardfert invitation to all men in the diocese to explore male spirituality on Wed. 1st April, 8 – 10pm. it will be facilitated by Mr Gerry Moore. Day to nurture yourself in mind, body and spirit will take place on Saturday, April 4th from 10am to 5pm. Facilitator: Noir=EDn Long RSM, Phone 066 7134276.

NOVEL: “Guantanamo Boy” is a new novel written by Anna Perera who was born in London to Maura O Connor of Moyvane and her father was from Sri Lanka. Anna is a teacher and has written five books.

EU: We should keep a close eye on what is on the pipeline by EU officials, as they will keep their cards covered till after the referendum vote, they are promising that farmers will have 25% less paperwork to do by 2012, why not make the improvements now.

NO Surprise to hear that the highest proportion of uncertified sick leave is among the managerial and administrative staff of KGH, absenteeism at KGH is 6%. It brings to mind the story of a Kerryman who got a job in the Midlands; he was told you can get sick anytime of the year except the week of the Listowel Races.

MEDICAL: A high dependency unit at Limerick Regional Hospital is idle, why ask the union?. Munster people on average spend E63 per month on prescription drugs and another E20 on over the counter medicines. A ten year study of 75,000 men in America found that prostate cancer screenings led to more diagnoses but did not reduce the number of deaths from prostate cancer. Many got complications from unnecessary treatment.

Organ Donor Awareness Week runs to April 4th, details can be found at chemist shops.

ANTI Drugs Hotline is at 1800 220 220.

MONEY: American Federal Reserve printed an additional $1 trillion dollars to boost the US economy. Which bring the American deficit to $9.3 trillion dollars. Despite all the talk about downturn the Irish economy has grown by over 150% since 1992.

IFA are holding a meeting at the Dunraven Arms Hotel on Thursday night April 2nd to discuss REPS payments.

KERRYMAN of April 5th 1919 reports death of local priest Fr Eugene Heffernan S.T.D. VF who was born at Kilmorna he was son of the late Mr T Heffernan shopkeeper. Fr Heffernan died at Tucson, Arizona, he was educated at St Michael’s, Listowel and St Patrick’s College in Carlow and later went to the Catholic University of America at Washington, Fr Eugene was only 38 years and is survived by his brother at Kilmorna.

Death also too place in March 1919 of Jem Kennelly of Woodford, he was brother of Fr Martin Kennelly S.J. in China and Fr Patrick Kennelly at Colac, Victoria, Australia. His sons were Tom, James, at, Paul, Martin, and daughter Ita. His relations included J Kennelly Blennerville brother in law; J. Harrington Ballyduff son inlaw; Mrs J Harrington sister in law; Brendan Kennelly and Tom Harrington nephews; Catherine Kennelly and Bridget Harrington nieces; Tim O Brien LaccaMrs McCarthy Lacca, Mrs O Connor Larha, Hannah and Katty McCarthy, John O Brien Lacca, John and Charles Purcell Grogeen, , P. Brown William Street, James and Mrs Kennelly Moybella, Jer Kennelly and Family Bedford, Pat and Martin Kennelly Dromin, John and Mrs Scannell Dromin, D.P. Cotter and Katty Cotter Abbeyfeale, Denis Pat and Mortimer McCathy Graigue, D. P. O Driscoll Valentia, D. Neilan Ballyduff, John Kennelly Clounmacon, Mr and Mrs T Purcell and Family Church Street, Thomas and Margaret Harrington Ballyduff, J.P. Kennelly, J.J. Kennelly, Jer Kennelly and Family Listowel, Mr R. Cotter Knockbrack, Maggie Leahy Dromin, Mrs Connor and Mrs Lyons Meen, John Foran and Family Ballyduff, Mrs Fitzgerald and R. O Shaughnessy, Cousins.Requiem Mass was celebrated by Canon O Connor, assisted by Fathers Daly and O Sullivan on March 15th `09.

FRANCISCANS: 8th Centenary of the Franciscans will be celebrated from April 15th to 18th `09 at Assisi and Castelgandolfo, the pope’s villa outside Rome.

THOUGHT: A priest was once talking to a farmer about his fine crops. He kept saying what fine crops the farmer and God had produced. He went on in this fashion for some time when the farmer said, “With all due respect Father, you should have seen this patch of ground when the Lord was working it by himself!” Donald R. McClarey; Joy is distinctly a Christian word and a Christian thing. It is the reverse of happiness. Happiness is the result of what happens of an agreeable sort. Joy has its springs deep down inside. And that spring never runs dry, no matter what happens. Only Jesus gives that joy. He had joy, singing its music within, even under the shadow of the cross, S.D. Gordon.

EMERGENCY: If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile; network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, this number can be dialled
even if the keypad is locked. Your mobile battery is very low,
Press the keys *3370# it will restart with extra power.

DEATH took place last week of Ellen Nell Fitzgerald of Coole West Athea, she was an only child and was aged 73 years, and she was a woman of great musical talent and was a well known Comhaltas competitor winning a county and Munster medal. Following Requiem Mass in Athea Church on Thursday 26th of March `09, Ellen Fitzgerald was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery Athea.

ANNIVERSARIES: Margaret Brassil, Bill Kelly, Fr John Dalton, Ted Keane, James Cunningham, Jason Toolan, Eily Carr, Mai Hickey, George O Donnell, John Downey, Bridie Shine, Timmie Keane, Nora Buckley, Bill Mangan, Bess Daly, Paddy Scanlon, Sr. Mary of the Sacred Heart Leahy, Margaret Ahern, Mass for week beginning Tues. 31st at 8.00pm for Deceased members of the O’Connor Family; Wed. 1st April 9.15am For the People of the Parish; Thurs. 2nd 8.00pm Knockanure Private Intention; First Fri. 3rd at 8.00pm for William Guiney in Moyvane Church; Sat. 4th 8.00pm Dan Enright Month’s Mind and Palm Sunday Mass on 5th at 10.00am in Knockanure is for Margaret O’Connor, Keylod.

STATIONS of the Cross Moyvane will be on Thursday nights after 7.30pm Mass. This Thursday Moyvane National School will lead us in the Way of the Cross. Stations of The Cross Knockanure on Tuesday nights at 7.30pm.

COMMUNION Rounds for the First Friday Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.

READERS: Vigil =DAna Fitzmaurice & Elaine Hudson;11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 10.00am Mary Flaherty & Siobh=E1n Fitzgerald.

Dawn Mass on Easter Sunday will be held in Tarbert on April 12th .

COLLECTORS for April. Vigil Tom Hanrahan & Gerard Mulvihill; 11.00am Olive Keane & Diarmaid Keane; Knockanure 10.00am Maurice Dowling.

LITURGY Group Meeting was due to be held at the Presbytery on Tuesday March 31st at 8.30pm.

Last Sunday the First Communion class and their parents took part in a lovely ceremony “called do this in memory” at Knockanure Church. First Communion is the 9th of May; the school tour to Dublin takes place on the 28th of May.

Garment of Suffering will be draped around the cross on Good Friday in Newcastle West Church to unite us and Jesus and with these who suffer; the garment is composed bits of cloth donated by the suffering.

LITTLE Flower Relics will be in Killarney Cathedral on the 28th and 29th of April.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 27th March numbers drawn were 4-15-18 and 23, No Winner of Jackpot of E3,000.
Lucky Dips went to the following; Betty Gaire, Duagh; Gerard O Keeffe, Kilmorna; Mattie Dillon, c/o Listowel Agri; Ellen Slemon, 69 Feale Drive, Listowel; Ann Sheehy, Duagh;
Eileen Sheehan, c/o Speedys; Bar Prize Dan Costello; Next Weeks Jackpot E3,100.

GAA Club Day is on May 10th `09, Moyvane Club were due to hold a meeting in the Marian Hall to organise activities for Club Day on Tuesday night March 31st .