Knockanure Notes – 29th October, 2012

BARN Dance in Knockanure Community Centre on Friday November 2nd – 9pm to 12.30 Music by Dermot Lyons.  Prizes for best dresses costumes.  Ring the centre for tickets on 068 49799.  (Proceeds to Knockanure Community Centre)

Yoga Classes to commence at Knockanure Community Centre on Wednesday 7th November 2012 from 7.45pm -9.00pm.

Qualified Hatha Yoga Instructor. Distress, Unwind and relax.  All levels welcome, contact Noelle on 086 8619043 or

TALKS: Year of Faith “Growth in Prayer“. A Series of Talks at Moyvane School for four Mondays of November from 8-9pm.

DEAD: You are invited to write the names of your deceased relatives and friends on the cards provided at the rear of the Church and hang the card on the tree in the Sanctuary.

FIRST Communion Class had a lovely ceremony at Knockanure Church on Sunday morning last, Fr Lucid thanked all involved in the preparation for the day.

FEET:  Chiropodist will attend the Marian Hall on Friday November 2nd at 11am, for appointment ring Eileen Quinn 49472.

SECURITY: Senior Citizens in conjunction with Community Alert will be holding a public meeting regarding Home Security and Safety in the Home in the Marian Hall Monday November 5th at 7.30pm. Speakers will include Garda Liaison Officer Listowel (Home Security); Health Professional Sinéad Kearney (First Aid & Safety in the Home); Dave Fitzgibbon (Fire Alarms); Pat Leahy and Kay O’Hanlon (Personal Alarms). All welcome.

VILLAGE Festival was held in Moyvane last weekend, the weather on Sunday was cold and showery and attendances were back, but for the people who attended there was plenty to keep them occupied. The Community Centre was the focal point with vintage display, craft and baking exhibition and Dog Show.

We should appreciate that a French woman attended and had an exhibition of her artwork. Ghislane Giustiniani of Burgundy says she loves Ireland that is the reason she is here, see her display at St John’s in Listowel. Lets not forget our own school children who had a display of their artwork in the foyer of the Marian Hall. Snippets of Moyvane Vintage Sunday on youtube.

SINGING Festival in Abbeyfeale runs from 2nd to 4th of Nov.

I.C.A. Moyvane are visiting the Knitting/Stitching Show at the RDS on Friday 2nd November, bus. Leaving the Village at 7.30am. For more information, contact Noreen McEvoy 087 9489613.

WEDDINGS: Louise Coughlan and Peter Lyons were married in the Cathedral in Killarney 19th Oct. 2012, the bride is a native of Cork and the groom is son of Pete and Mary Lyons of Cahirdown; Catriona O Sullivan of Tullamore and Brien Sheehan of Glin were married at Ballydonoghue Church on 20th Oct. 2012. Bride is daughter of Batt O Sullivan Tullamore and Nora O Sullivan, nee Mulvihill, a native of Moyvane. The Grooms parents are Patrick and Noreen Sheehan of Glin.

HAPPY 40th Birthday to twins Margaret Ahern and Kathleen Lynch on their recent birthday.

FARMING conference will be held at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday Nov. 1st, starting at 7.30pm, among the speakers is Mairead McGuiness. Details from Eddie McQuinn.

ALZHEIMERS, Memory Lane Concert, Nov. 3rd at 8pm at St John’s, Listowel.

DYSLXIA Information evening at NCW Community centre on Wed. Nov. 7, details from 069 79113.

HORSE Fair in Castleisland on Nov. 1st. Local poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice was due to perform at the Patrick O Keeffe Festival on Sunday Oct. 28th.

FOOD Fair in Listowel from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, it always attracts local support.

FAIR Day in Athea  on Sat.Nov.3rd.

FEALE: A very disappointing angling season has come to a close.

PIONEERS Social in Killarney Heights Hotel on Fri. Nov. 9th at 8.30pm.

AWARE: The staff of Tesco in Abbeyfeale are organising a benefit night at the Dogs to be held at Tralee Greyhound Track on Saturday, November 10. Further information from 086 1677535. Mental Wellness day at the Brandon Hotel recently was poorly attended considering the huge number of organisations who had stands at the event, the absence of religious stands was noticeable, privately everyone knows that faith in God can transform humans.

WORLD diabetes day November 14th 2012.

NEW: a €1.2 million scanner, the first of its kind in the Mid-West region, was put into Barrington’s Hospital this week.

SMOKING: Stop Smoking course at Listowel Family Resource Centre from 6th Nov. to 11th Dec. details from 066 7195617.

JOURNALS, any local material available should be sent right away to the Editors. Gabriel Fitzmaurice launched ‘’Inside Looking Out’’ the latest volume of poetry from Margaret Doody Scully at Newcastle West Library on Friday 12th October. TOUR of England; The twenty one member Irish Rambling house group are going to England on November 1 to entertain the exiles in Birmingham, Haringey, Harrow & Derby, more information visit

KERRY General Hospital Chapel of Christ the Healer, Annual November Mass on Monday 5th November at 7.30pm.

HOLY Day, November 1st and Friday 2nd is Commemoration of the Dead and First Friday.

CEMETERIES:  You are invited to come to cemeteries on Sunday, November 4th, to pray for the dead.  Canon Declan O Connor will lead a short prayer service (lasting 10 minutes), The schedule is as follows:- 2.30pm St. Michael’s Cemetery / 3.00pm John Paul II Cemetery (inclusive of Teampaill?n Ban) / 3.30pm Finuge Cemetery.

HEALING Mass on Sunday. November 4th at 3pm at Dominican Church, Tralee, Preacher: Fr. M. Colgan OP.

CONVENTION of Full Gospel Business Mens’ Fellowship will beheld at Desmond Hotel, Tralee on 1st,2nd and 3rd Nov, all are welcome, more from 068 49159.

CHURCH News; Confessions every Saturday at 7.15pm before the Vigil Mass. Scriptural Reflection Group meet in the Presbytery on Friday nights at 8pm. Everyone welcome. Collection for the Irish Church Commissions and Agencies on 3rd & 4th November. Adoration Moyvane Sun; 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Readers:- Vigil Seline Mulvihill & Ann Marie Kennelly. 11.00am Katerina Kellighan; Knockanure, Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy

DEATH took place on 20th October 2012 of Michael ‘Mick’ Reidy  of Glenagower, Athea at the age of 91 years. Mick is Survived by his sons Dick and Paudie, daughters Ann, Joan and Geraldine, brother Pat, sisters Nora and Josie. Requiem Mass for Mick was celebrated on Wednesday 24th October at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea, among the celebrants were, Fr Bowen, Canon Cussen, Canon Kelly and Fr Bluitt . Following Mass, Mick Reidy was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea beside his wife Peg Sheehy who died on November 11th 2004.

ANNIVERSARIES: Hannah Scanlon, Maureen Dowling, James O Connor, Kathy Moran, Bridie Dore, John Houlihan, Bub Flavin, Fr John Sheehy, Mary Agnes Barrett, Geoffrey Harnett, Peggy Mulvihill, Sr. Eucharia Leahy, Tim O Connor, Donal Riordan, Peter O Connell, John Shanahan, Eamon Dunlea,

Mass on Tues. 30th at 7.30pm for Con Mulvihill, who died recently; Mass on Sat. 3rd at 7.30pm for Tim O’Connor; Mass on Sun. 4th 10.00am For the People of the Parish and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Nora Guiney.

MASS: Thurs. 1st Nov. Feast of All Saints is a Holy Day of Obligation, 10am Knockanure and 11am for Paddy Fitzmaurice at the request of the Creamery Committee, Management & Staff. Fri. 2nd All Souls Day, 9.15am Moyvane for the Holy Souls and 7.30pm at Knockanure for the Holy Souls.

NOVEMBER Envelopes for the Dead: is the purple envelope in your Envelope Box whereby we can list the names of our Dead, that we wish to remember in our November Masses. Please return your November envelopes as soon as possible in order to be included in the November Masses beginning on All Souls Day, Friday November 2nd. There will be a special Mass each week, both in Moyvane and Knockanure at 7.30pm during the month of November, where we will pray for all our Dead, cumulating in the special Mass for the Dead of the past 12 months on Friday 30th November at 7.30pm.

Indulgences for all the Holy Souls: 1. From noon on 1st November until midnight on 2nd November, all who have confessed, received Holy Communion, and prayed for the Pope’s intentions (one Our Father and Hail Mary or any other prayer of one’s choice) can gain one plenary indulgence by visiting a Church or oratory, and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostles’ Creed. This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed. Confessions may be made at any time within the week preceding or the week following 1st November. Holy Communion may be received on any day from the 1st November to the 8th November.

2. The Faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from the 1st to 8th November. The conditions mentioned above apply also for this.

IRISH: Fr Liam Lawton,  A new Mass setting ‘as Gaeilge’
Parish Church, Adare. Monday, 12th November. 7-9pm.
Please call and reserve places in advance. 061 400133.

THOUGHT: One small flame is all it takes, to let the darkness know it cannot win; No one ever graduates from Bible study until he meets its Author face to face.[Everett Harris]

If you cannot mould yourself entirely as you would wish, how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking? [Thomas a Kempis].

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Sat. 17th November, 10.00am-4.30pm – Healing Day for the Bereaved, facilitated by Geraldine Buckley from the Bethany Support Group.  Booking:  066-7134276. e.mail: [email protected]

ALZHEIMER COMMITTEE FUNDRAISING;  On Friday & Saturday 2nd & 3rd November.  On Friday you are invited to join hands across The Square, at 4pm. On Saturday night Down Memory Lane, bring you, the music and events of the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s. Tickets €10  concert takes place at St. John’s Theatre. All proceeds go to the North Kerry Alzheimer’s Group.

LISTOWEL BAZAAR GROUP A meeting of the Committee will take place on Wednesday October 31st at 8pm. in the Parish Meeting Room. All members are asked to attend.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE; Tanker’s Bar will be reeling in the 80’s music on Saturday November 3 as they hold an 80’s night in aid of the Listowel Family Resource Centre as part of the centre’s ongoing fundraising effort to purchase a defibrillator. Further details 068 23584.

TRÓCAIRE CONCERT at the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on Saturday November 10th at 8pm. sharp. It will feature Fear a’ Tí, Seán Ó Sé,  Awbeg Céilí Band, Derek Hickey of De Dannan fame, Niamh Ní Charra, Sliabh Luachra musicians and singers, World Irish dancer David Geaney as well as a host of other performers from around the Country. Tickets cost €10 INEC office and at the door. All proceeds to Trócaire. Contact John or Mary  on 064-6633752/086-1579381.

Counselling: A Certificate in Counselling Course, commencing Nov. 3rd., is being offered by Kerry Counselling Institute, Tralee.  This will take place over 4 Saturdays and 1 weekend.  For further information contact 086 8094448 or email  [email protected]

LOCAL: The Walton is an Irish science periodical, and was founded by students of UCC, including John O’Donoghue. John is the winner of the 2011 UCC Doctoral Showcase and the Inorganic Chemistry Award at the 2011 Irish Chemistry Colloquium. He graduated from St. Michael’s College, Listowel in 2004.

STACK Michael Joseph (1888-1960)  of Pennsylvania. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. September 29, 1888. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1935-39; defeated (Royal Oak), 1938. Died in Philadelphia County, Pa., December 14, 1960 (age 72 years. Buried at St. Denis Cemetery, Havertown, Pa.

GYPSIES: Germany has just dedicated a memorial to the half a million Gypsies killed by the Nazis. The memorial in Berlin to the ethnic Sinti and Roma was opened Wednesday 24th Oct. 2012 by Chancellor Angela Merkel.

VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory, an international team of astronomers has created a catalogue of more than 84 million stars in the central parts of the Milky Way.