Knockanure Notes – 29th November, 2009

COOKERY Class in Knockanure on 3rd December at 8pm. For details ring 068 49799 or 068 49250.

KNOCKANURE Santa Party on 13th December from 4-6pm.

SENIOR Citizens Annual Christmas Dinner & Party is on Sunday December 6th Mass at 1pm. Please book with Ita at 49134 or Maureen at 49365.

BEST Wishes to Hannah Keane of Kilmorna who recently celebrated her 80th Birthday.

CONGRATULATIONS to Angela Windle BCL.HD who recently graduated with an ACH from the Smurfit School of Business in Dublin, Angela is daughter of Michael and Kitty Windle of Leitrim East, Moyvane.

CONGRATULATIONS to Gerard Barrett of Carrueragh who recently received Awards at the Newport, Film Festival in South Wales for his production of “The Valley of Knockanure”.

COMHALTAS: Anybody wishing to become a member of Comhaltas for 2010 should contact the Branch Secretary Bridget McCathy as soon as possible on 087 6457610 after 6.00pm.

WIND FARM Sites are being sought, more information from 086 8148700.

DELAYS: Long delays are being experienced on Church Street Listowel, if a warning signpost was erected at the Tarbert side of Listowel most traffic could use the John B Keane road to access the town or travel to Tralee with little hindrance.

FAMILY Resource Centre in Listowel Cervical Cancer and health screening at Listowel Family centre on Thursday 17th December. Contact Bridie on 0868556431.

LISTOWEL Community Centre; Santa’s and family fun day Saturday 5th Dec. 2pm and Tuesday 8th Dec. from 3.30pm. to 5.30pm. The St. Vincent De Paul will host a giving tree 5th Dec. for small toys/perishable foods. There will be a fun bingo for adults and the Listowel Singers from 2-3pm. The Centre is also taking School Group Party Bookings from Mon-Fri. 10 to noon and 12.30 to 2.30. Celebrate your class Christmas Party with 2hr playtime on bouncy castles, present & photograph. Fundraising event in aid of the Listowel Community Centre and St. Vincent De Paul enquiries to 068-22244.

MISSION Bazaar: On Friday 4th & Saturday 5th Dec. in Boys School Hall, Listowel, Doors open each night at 8pm. if you have something you would like to donate for auction or to make up Hampers and your area is not collected Please bring your donation to Scoil R=E9alta Na Maidne anytime after 2pm. on Thursday 3rd or Friday 4th.

LAW: Incompetence and corruption in New Zealand’s legal aid system, according to a recent TV report.

ST JOHN’S for Dec.; Thursday 3rd The Rafter Family, a musical treat; Friday 4th Johnny McEvoy in Concert; Monday 7th and Wednesday 9th Christmas Pantomime for primary school children; Sunday 13th at 3.30pm and Saturday 19th at 8pm The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, directed by Priscilla O Donovan, several local children involved; This months art exhibition is by Lillie Morris of Columbia, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA will host the Harlem Gospel Choir on Dec. 9th, details 066 7123 055.

TINTEAN: Dec. 5th Celtic Kings; Fri. Dec. 11th at 10am and 7.30pm performance by Shannon Stage School and on Dec 18th Riley, a comedy by Gerard Barrett.

DVD: Taigeen’s Farewell is now available locally.

EVENTS: Ballroom Dance classes will take place on Sundays in Listowel Community Centre from 1.00pm to 2.00pm and again from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, for details and more information contact on 087 7438 929; Aidan O’Carroll (piano) and Lucy Tanner (violin) will be at Listowel Library on Thursday December 3rd at 7.00pm. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend; Clothes collection for the Hope Foundation in Athea on Thursday Dec. 3rd before noon; Christmas Concert of the Irish Rambling House will be held on Thursday December 3rd at the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine at 8pm, details from 068-48353; The Annual Christmas Dinner and Party of Athea Going Strong will be held at the Top of the Town on Wednesday, December 9th 2009. Mass in Athea Church at 12.30pm and dinner served immediately afterwards;

Abbey Heritage exhibition on the history of drama in Abbeyfeale will be on show at Abbeyfeale Library from 1st week in December; Athea Comhaltas Xmas Party at the Gables on Friday Dec. 4th; Bazaar will be held from Friday to Sunday, December 4th to 6th at K.D.Y.S. Hall, Denny Street, Tralee; AA Open Meeting will be held at the Brandon Hotel on Wed. Dec. 2nd at 8.30pm; Killarney and District Historic Car Stages Rally will be held on 5th and 6th Dec.; Official opening of exhibition of framed Kerry jerseys will be held at Kerry General Hospital on Dec. 3rd at 5.30pm.Craft Fair at Seanchai on Sunday Dec. 13th starting at 11am; Antiques Fair in Listowel Arms Hotel on Sunday Dec. 6th; Lecture on children’s education will be given at Tarbert Education Support Centre at 7pm on Dec. 2nd, details from 087 9310 233.

CHOIR: Kerry Chamber Choir will perform at St Mary’s Church Tarbert on Sunday Dec. 6th at 7.30pm.

MARGIE Mulvihill who has many relations in the Parish was among a group of entertainers who preformed at the Mulvihill Clan gathering recently at the Ace Conference Centre, Lafayette Hill, PA.

ORGAN Recital by German Organist, Rolf Henry Kung, to mark the centenary of the first pipe organ at St. John’s Church Tralee on Monday, December 7th after the vigil Mass. Admission is free and all are welcome.

SELF Help group for stammering will meet at The Malton Hotel, Killarney on Dec. 3rd at 8pm.

FULL Moon this month is on the 2nd and 31st of December. Recent revelations about the promoters of Global Warming cast a cloud over much of what we hear from the experts. You can read for yourself on the internet hundreds of leaked emails. Pity the media is so silent about what was going on.

JOURNAL: Ballydonoghue Parish magazine will be launched in Lisselton on Dec. 11th at 8pm, copies are in the shops now. Many articles are of interest to locals including; Paddy Drury by Jin Finnerty; Eamonn Kissane T. D. of Moyvane by his daughter Brideen Kiernan; Local born Gerard Moran writes on the weather; Jubilee of Canon Linnane; Our retired Parish Priest Fr Nolan, give a glimpse of some old documents, including one letter from a Fr. James Murphy who went to be educated in Toulouse in 1770, ( grandparents of Fr Nolan’s mother and father are buried in Knockanure), the Journal contains over 200 pages of articles and pictures.

STANDARD of living will continue on the downward trend for the foreseeable future, travel companies and manufacturing are taking a big hit, while agriculture according to the IFA had a drop in income of 13% last year and an expected drop of 20% this year; this does not take into account the extra cost of the recent floods.

SCANDAL of recent revelations of serious failings by individual members of the Church is a God send to people with an axe to grind, but like always the Church will renew its self and be even better at serving the people, millions are grateful at home and abroad for its great work in every community.

SCIENTISTS are trying to recreate the Big Bang of 13.7 billion years ago at CERN research centre between France and Switzerland it could take until 2011 for beams of protons to hit top velocity in the $10 billion underground experiment station. There is only hope in their ability to succeed.

YOUNG Scientist Exhibition this year entries include; Col=E1iste na Sceilge, Will cockroaches eat white bread if there is something else available?; Comprehensive School – Tarbert Roses are red, violets are blue, when you want to reverse this, what do you do?; Comprehensive School Tarbert Vortex cannon used in riot control? ; Comprehensive School Tarbert Are we flushing away our future fuel?; Mercy Secondary School free refrigeration system; Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine Development of a device to ensure maximum production of melatonin in children.

ICMSA were due to hold their Annual General Meeting at the Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel, Limeick on Monday Dec. 7th, details from 061 314 677.

VINTAGE Day in Moyvane on Sunday last was dry but cold, many of the exhibitors were wearing countless layers of clothing to reduce the chill factor. Spectators were only staying for a short time, which took from the usual sporting atmosphere. Among the many exhibits was the Morse Key, a replica of the one used in Titanic. Marconi built a long distance radio station in Ballybunion in 1912 and from Ballybunion in 1919 the first voice message was sent across the Atlantic to Nova Scotia.

Santa arrived in a jeep at the Marian Hall to be greeted by parents and children, inside the hall a big variety of items were on sale.

EXTRACTS from Kerryman Nov. 13th 1909; Listowel Board of Guardians and Rural District Council unanimously passed a resolution calling for workhouse reform. It was noted that the commission for workhouse reform was formed seven years ago and reported five years ago and it is two years since the English commission reported on the matter.442 labourers cottages were provided up to the 1906 act, the exchequer grant of £444-15-7 applied to 310 cottages, leaving no share for 132 cottages under 1905 scheme. Maximum compensation for TB cow ordered to be slaughtered was £10, only six in a hundred cows would qualify for payment Extracts from Kerryman of Nov. 20th 1909; Two shillings in the Pound was remuneration for collector of rents for cottage plots and tenants. Opening of Parnell Memorial Hall discussed. Jack Shanahan tailor of Ballylongford was following in the footsteps of his father and J.J. Kennelly of Cloth Hall, Listowel was advertising his ability as a clerical tailor. Miss A Bolster qualified nurse lately of the Coombe Hospital, Dublin, was now prepared to attend maternity cases. R. H. McCarthy of Listowel promised London market prices for game. Editorial in the Kerryman complained that people are not honouring, Alan, Larkin and O Brien.

Match; All Ireland Football Semi-Final between Kerry and Ballina was to be played at Ennis, Cork had objected to Kerry under six headings following their recent contest.

LIMERICK Chronicle, snippets can be viewed on line at Limerick Library page; Items, in L.C, Limerick Lunatic Asylum had 242 men and 245 women inmates on 14th Dec. 1879; L.C. Feb, 2nd 1882 reports that £209,000 was withdrawn from the Bank of England yesterday, money scarce, bankers calling in their loans, bank charges 7 to 8% for accommodation; Married 29th April 1880, Carrol eldest son of Late Carrol Naish J.P. Ballycullen to Theodora Ann Maria only daughter of Robert Keating Sheehy of Fortwilliam, Cork, she was granddaughter of the late Burke White Esq., J.P. Timothy O Connell, Limerick, was mentioned as sub inspector on 9th Feb. 1884; Fun was being made by the paper of the questions asked of a 10 year old that was joining the army as a drummer boy, among the questions asked was he married, he replied defiantly not, more at L.C. 29th April 1880; L.C. 19th Aug. 1880, Tuesday in Listowel a thunderstorm followed by rain made the river thick with bog stuff, killing salmon which were later sold in hampers in the town.

THOUGHT: The human heart does not get accustomed to the absence of God, John Paul11 said on his Canadian visit.

SENIOR Help Line, LoCall 1850 440 444.Senior Help Line is open every day from 10 am till 4 pm and 7 pm till 10 pm. On Tuesday.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm and Abbeyfeale, Tuesday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm. Extra Holy Hour during Advent at Listowel Church every Thursday from 8pm to 9pm. First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on this Thursday from 11.00am. to 2.00pm. in the Adoration Chapel Listowel.

FEAST of the Immaculate Conception on Dec. 8th, we saw last week on strike day how thousands were making the trip across the border, this holiday we could find ways to celebrate the day and remember our priorities.

Knock Night Vigil bus Dec. 7th, contact 068 31232 .

ANNIVERSARIES: Josie Lyons, Con Connell, Finbar Carmody, Mary Manning, Denis Sweeney, Bridget McCarthy, Nora Stack, Margaret Kennelly, Michael Fitzmaurice, Bridie Stack, Mikey Holly, Bishop Denis Moynihan. Nora Flaherty, John Moore, Tim Kennelly, Mass on 1st Dec. 7.30pm for Edward Fitzmaurice; Mass on Wed. 2nd at 9.15am For the People of the Parish; Mass on Thurs. 3rd Knockanure at 7.30pm John & Catherine Moloney; Mass on Fri. 4th at 7.30pm for Julia, Paddy & Billy Hanrahan & the deceased members of the Hanrahan Family; Mass on Sat. 5th at 7.30pm for Matthew & Bridget Quinn; Mass on Sun. 6th in Knockanure at 10.00am for Jeremiah & Richard Horgan & Eileen & Jerry O’Donoghue and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Alice Hanrahan & her sister Kay Clifford and Thomas Hanrahan.

DEATH took place on November 25th ’09 at the Rock, Tubbercurry, Co Sligo of Patrick Hanrahan, he is survived by his wife Rosaleen, daughter Siobhan, son Des, brother John and sister Teresa. Following Requiem Mass at St John the Evangelist Church, Tubbercurry on Friday November 27th, Patrick Hanrahan was laid to rest at Cloonacool Cemetery. Patrick was predeceased by his brother Michael, they were sons of Denny Hanrahan of the Hill, Moyvane and Julia Scanlon of Kilmorna.

DEATH took place on November 26th 2009 of Kitty Buckley of Chapel Street, Tarbert and late of Buckley’s Cross, Abbeyfeale. Kitty was predeceased by her husband Mossy and son Bobby and is survived by sons Maurice, Billy and Des, daughters Marie, Sheila and Kay, sister Mary. Following Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert on Saturday November 28th ’09 Kitty Buckley nee Buckley was laid to rest at Kilnaughtin Churchyard Tarbert.

FIRST Friday of the Month, Usual Communion Rounds will be made, Knockanure in the Morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.

Confessions before and after the Vigil Mass in Moyvane and before Mass in Knockanure.

READERS: Vigil Seline Mulvihill; 11am Ciara Healy & Amanda Coulson; Knockanure Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald .

COLLECTORS for Dec. Vigil Brid Flavin & Kit Horan; 11am Marie Stack & John Scanlon; Knockanure 10am Siobhan Fitzgerald.

The Rosary will be recited before Mass on Friday.

LITURGY Group meeting will take in the Presbytery on Friday next 4th Dec. at 8.30pm. RETREAT for young people aged 16-35 takes place at Newbridge College, Newbridge, Co. Kildare from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th December. Contact Youth 2000 office 01 6753690 or 086 3025442 for information. No charge – donation only, more information from