Knockanure Notes – 3rd April, 2011

SOCIAL Day; The next social day for the Active Retirement takes place at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 11th April, 2011. Anybody wishing to attend please ring the office at 068 49799 between Monday to Friday 9.30 to 1.30 or 087 7528626 anytime. All Welcome. Physiotherapy Clinic at Knockanure Community Centre

A Physiotherapist attends Knockanure Community Centre weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is a branch of First Step Rehabilitation Centre Patrickswell. For more information or to make an appointment ring Sentil on 087 7777600 or 061 320330. or contact Knockanure Community Centre @ 068 49799.

THANKS: Following our recent Sponsored Walk at Knockanure Community Centre, we have donated a contribution to Irish Dogs For Disabled. Thanking everybody who contributed to the walk.

LOTTO results for Knockanure GAA ,1st April 2011, numbers drawn were 7-10-22 and 30, no winner of Jackpot E7,700. Lucky Dips went to the following;  Michael Costello, Kilmorna;
Patricia Lynch, Gortdromagouna; Mike Collins, Woodford;
Jim Connolly, Trien; Eileen Slemon, Feale Drive; Mary Lane, Beenanasbug; Bar Prize Patsy Lane; This Weeks Jackpot E7,800.

A.G.M. Moyvane Development Association will be held on Tuesday 5th April in the Marian Hall at 9pm. All are welcome to attend and new members are especially welcome. We wish to Thank Kerry Co. Co. Environmental Dept., Mayor of Kerry, our own Councillor Pat Leahy and the teachers and pupils of Murhur National School who helped launched “National Spring Clean” in Kerry on a beautiful “Spring” Monday morning at the Lime Kiln this week.

THANKS: Moyvane I.C.A. A big thank you to all who bought daffodils and teas at the Bingo in aid of the Cancer Society. Money raised amounted to E1,450.

EVENTS: Abbeydorney Drama Group present Women on the Verge of HRT by Marie Jones in Abbeydorney on 6th and 8th of April at 8.30pm; Open Day at Duagh School on April 8th to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its  opening ; ICA Federation AGM will be held in Tralee on Sunday 10th April at 2.30pm; Ceili in Tournafulla Friday April 8th ,starting at 9.30pm; Fashion Show in conjunction with Athea Road Race Club will be held at the Gables on April 8th; Information on Organ Donor Awareness Week from 087 2053 962, about 650 people in this country are waiting for organs; JFC Innovation Awards will be held at the Clayton Hotel Galway on April 11th, prize fund E40,000; Annual poetry festival in remembrance of Michael Hartnett takes place in Newcastle West  from 14th to 16th April, details from; Easter Sunday dawn Mass in Tarbert at 5.30am; Community Bus to Listowel every Tuesday, book with 1890 528 528; Craft Fair at the Carlton Hotel, Tralee on Easter Sunday, more from 087 6211 752; Day trip to Powerscourt House and gardens on April 17th, details from 087 9845 102;

SCOR: Congratulations to Moyvane Ballad Group who recently came first in the Scor na bPaisti at Tintean in Ballybunion. The All Ireland Senior Scor competition finals will be held at INEC in Killarney at 3pm on Saturday April 9th.

 KDYS National Variety Finals, Limerick Saturday 16th April.

CONGRATULATIONS to St Michael’s College who recently won the All Ireland Colleges C Football Final, they beat Mercy Kilbeggan , it is St Michael’s first All Ireland title.

LOCALS: Tom O Callaghan of Moyvane Chief Executive of ICOS has a very important role to play in making the views of 130 Co-Operatives and businesses heard by the policy makers, members of ICOS have a turnover of E10 billion. Conor Mulvihill from Moyvane is based in Europe backing up the work of his neighbour Tom; Rewind a film directed by P J Dillon of Listowel is now showing in cinemas, PJ has many relations in the district; Mark Kennelly, another man with many cousins in the Parish, is also in a very high profile position. has received the PC Magazine Editors’ Choice Award, only 5 percent of the technology products reviewed by the magazine, receive this award., founded by Jerry Kennelly, his grandfather came from Ballylongford.

BUSINESS: Enterprise Ireland will hold a seminar at the Manor West Hotel on Thursday 14th April, more from 061 77 7039; Start your own food business talk will be given at the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee on 20th April starting at 11am, details from 087 6386 501.It will take a year for the government apparatus to organise subsidised flights between Kerry and Dublin, viable job creation will also be on the long finger. Some of the 8 billion euro is being spent on the experiment of the Large Hadron Collider, a bit of that money would promote regional development. As hope of government promises fade, day by day, a bounty to anyone who would leave the country for six months may be the only option.

PRIDE and Power; I know intellectually how vulnerable I am to pride and power, I am the last one to know when I succumb to their seduction. That’s why spiritual Lone Rangers are so dangerous – and why we must depend on trusted brothers and sisters who love us enough to tell us the truth, says Chuck Colson.

BLOOD Transfusion Service will be at the Brandon Hotel on the 6th and 7th of April from 3pm to 5pm and from 7pm to 9pm, more from;

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 6th Listowel Community College presents Corners; Tuesday 12th to Sat. 16th , local cast present a comic drama called Looking for Love by Jimmy Keary; A mixed media exhibition by Sean Walsh of Tipperary will be on display till end of April, details from 068 22566.

THE JOB by Gerard Barrett was performed last weekend at St John’s by, John Naughton, Muiris Crowley, Shaun O Donnell, James Allman, Derek Dalton, Emer O Neill, Fiachra McKeever, Muiris Stack, Seamus Keane and Trevor Corridan. Great credit to all of them who entertained us for Mother’s Day.

SIAMSA: Film for retired people called, Key Largo  will take place at Siamsa Tire on  Wednesday, April 6th  at 2pm.

Shannon Stage School present musical at Siamsa 14th and 15th of April.

CHORAL: Kerry Choral Union presents their  Anniversary concert in Our Lady & St Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Sunday, April 10th at 7.30pm. Musical Director:  Sharon Reidy. Palm Sunday, 17th April, the Kerry Chamber Choir and Orchestra, under the direction of Aidan O’Carroll, will perform Handel’s Messiah, here at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, at 8.00pm.

AWARE  group and friends meet every Tuesday at 8pm in the Sacristy rooms at the back of St. John’s Church, Tralee.  Kerry Relatives Support Group meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at The Meadowlands Hotel at 8pm.  Call Kate on 087-2993142   Helpline – 1890 303 302 .

TALK: John Lonergan  will give a talk at Kirby’s Lanterns Hotel, Tarbert, on April 7th, at 7.00pm.  All welcome.

GRIEF & Loss:- A presentation by Ms Bernie Carroll will take place at the Courtney Lodge Hotel, Newcastle West on Thursday, April 7th at 7.30pm. Topics include: reaction to loss, what to say to children, how to help others through grief,
recognising and responding to signs of distress and resources.

VOCATIONAL School in Abbeyfeale celebrated their educational achievements since they opened in 1951over the last weekend, their commemorative booklet has a fine selection of pictures and articles. It is planned that students from the Vocational School and the other secondary schools in Abbeyfeale will enter a new purpose built college in autumn 2011, the new school will have a capacity for 850 students and have 15 management and administration offices. Abbeyfeale Vocational School pictures are at on the Abbeyfeale page.

SOME local church records; William Dore born March 1832 of Kilbaha, son of Michael Dore and Ellen Shanahan; James Dore , Moyvane born April 1830 to Nicholas Dore and Ann Connor; Bridget Dore, Moyvane born Dec. 1857 to John Dore and Nora Lindon; Tom O Connor Moyvane born Oct. 1822 to Tom Connor and Alice Dore; Margaret Dore, Gortdromosillihy born Feb. 1881 to John Dore and Mary O Connor; Mary Bridget Enright , Moyvane born Feb. 1883 to Brian Enright and Bridget Dore; Marriage Moyvane 1844 of John Pelican and Ellen Barrett; William Pelican born March 1840 Moyvane to Edward Pelican and Mary Regan; Edward Pelican born 1858; Marriage 1890 of Edward Pelican son of Edward Pelican and Nora Riordan; Nora Pelican born Moyvane 1877 daughter of Ned Pelican and Nora Riordan; Marriage Moyvane Feb. 1866 of Michael Kennelly son of James and Ann Pelican daughter of Edward pelican; James Kennelly born Feb. 1884 son of Michael Kennelly and Ann Pelican; Baptised in Listowel church Ned pelican, Moyvane son of William Pelican and Ann Cusack; Ellen Milane born Tubbertureen Feb. 1833 to John Milane and Catherine Moore, sponsors Pat Kennelly and Sarah Mulvihill; Marriage in Moyvane of Michael Kennelly Athea and Catherine Cunningham of Kilbaha Feb. 1860, Catherine was daughter of Dan Cunningham and sponsors were John Dore and John Stack; Denis Kennelly of Athea son of Pat Kennelly and Helen Mullane married Mary Leahy of Knockanure in Feb. 1861 Mary was daughter of James Leahy and sponsors were James Leahy and John Stack; David Neligan born 1837 Duagh, to David Neligan and Mary Moloney; More at

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Listowel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 10.30am Mass till 7pm. Adoration Abbeyfeale each evening Monday to Friday from 6-8pm, perpetual Adoration and Rosary each evening at 7.30pm. Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent after 10am Mass. Holy Hour on Sundays in Athea from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

RELIGION: After a trial year, “Foundations of religious culture and ethics” will be taught in all Russian schools in 2012 the Russian Ministry of Education announced on March 23rd  in Moscow . On March 30, 1981, Ronald Reagan, aged 70 president for only 10 weeks, was struck by a bullet centimetres from his heart. It appears that the conversion of Russia was a priority for him. Television repair man Serge François, who had a paralysed left leg has done a 1,000-mile hike to Santiago de Compostela, he was cured at Lourdes in 2002.

NZ: A total of 184 buildings in Christchurch’s central business district will be demolished or partly demolished following the recent earthquake.

 WALK: Annual Good Friday Walk in aid of Hospice is taking place on 22nd April, from St. Patrick’s Hall, at 11am.  Sponsorship cards are available from Kay at 087 6975682, Julie at 087 6210742 or JK Sports Shop, William St.

 WANTED volunteers  for St Michael’s Churchyard to clean up areas of dumping throughout the graveyard and to do some necessary maintenance work.

 RTE: Teen SpiriT: concert will be covered on RTE Nationwide on Wednesday, April 6th at 7pm.   Good Friday and Holy Saturday St John’s, Tralee ceremonies. will be live on RTE

  PROMOTE an awareness of our Christian responsibility to work for justice, peace and the integrity of creation locally and in the wider world, meeting will take place in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney on Wednesday, April 6th from 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

 MEDJUGORJE Pilgrimage, 28th May departing from Cork.  Contact Breda King 066 7122267 .

 DEATH has taken place of John (Jackie) Broderick of Coilbee, Listowel, following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church on Sunday April 3rd 2011, Jackie Broderick was laid to rest at St Michael’s Churchyard, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora Buckley, Bill Mangan, Bess Daly,  Fr Tom Daly, Paddy Scanlon, Mary of the Sacred Heart Leahy, Margaret Ahen, Matt Costelloe, Joe Walsh, Fr Mike Dalton, Michael Sweeney, Francis Barry, Mary Agnes Brown, Jer Mulvihill, Francis Woulfe, Paddy Hanrahan, Johnny Buckley, Maud Brennan, Tom Fitzmaurice, Fr James Galvin, Nora Danaher, Timothy Buckley, Nora Brosnan, Mary Joy, Bridie Graham, Peg Kennelly, Mass on Tues 5th at 8.00pm in Knockanure for Patrick & Catherine Hanrahan; Mass on Wed 6th at 7.30pm for Johnny Stack; Mass on Thurs. 7th at 8.00pm for James & Margaret Kennelly with the Stations of the Cross after Mass; Mass on

Fri. 8th at 8.00pm for Jer Mulvihill; Mass on Sat. 9th at 8.00pm for Jack & Maud Fitzmaurice; Mass on Sun. 10th at 10.00am for Ellen & Vanda Horgan and the 11 am Mass in Moyvane is for

Catherine Mulvihill.

MISSIONARIES: Sr. Mary McKearney from the Medical Missionaries of Mary will speak to us on the 9th & 10th April at all Masses and take up a collection towards the end of Mass.

VOCATIONS; Do you feel called to the Priesthood? Contact Vocation Director – Fr Liam Lovell. 087 1640967 [email protected]

World Youth Day Madrid 2011 will take place this year from 15th – 21st August. The parish would like to have representation at this special International Event. Pope Benedict XVI will address & welcome the Youth from all over the world. Any youth aged 18 – 35 Interested, please give your name into the Presbytery to Fr. John Lucid P.P.

READERS: Vigil, Elaine Hudson; 11.00am Jerry Duggan & Deirdre Moloney; Knockanure 10th April, Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

Liturgy Group Meeting on Tuesday 5th April at 8.30pm in the Presbytery.

OFFERINGS; Now that the month of April is upon us, would all the parishioners who have not yet done so, please return the March Offering Envelopes.