Knockanure Notes – 3rd August, 2008

WELCOME to all the visitors who spend their holidays among us and safe return to locals who are on holidays.

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure on Monday August 11th, please ring in advance to 068 49799 between 9.30am and 1.30pm, mobile number 086 8392 787 to engage the Community Centre for family occasions.

CEMETERY Mass will be held in Ahavoher on Monday August 4th at 8pm, Tuesday 5th at 8pm in Old Knockanure Churchyard, Murhur Churchyard on Wednesday 6th of August at 8pm; Lislaughtin Churchyard Mass is also on the 6th.Kilsinane Churchyard Mass on Friday 8th of the 8th `08 at 8pm.

VINTAGE Day in Knockanure is on Sunday August 17th, as usual a full programme of events will be held on the day.

Photos of recent Athea Vintage can be viewed at

RACING in Tralee from 19th to 23rd of August.

OLYMPIC Games start on August 8th

SEANCHAI Friday afternoon entertainment continues over the coming weeks. Exhibition of paintings by Eileen Keane will be on view at Seanchai till August 3rd.

WTO talks collapse gives a short respite to the primary producers of food in the rich countries, no doubt that the people with pull and money are planning how they will source cheap produce and keep it cheap. Kerry farmers got E56 million from the Single Payment Scheme last year

Claims that employment in agriculture in Ireland increased by 7,000 in a year looks very suspicious.

ST JOHN’S for August: 25 piece UK Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra perform on Wednesday August 6th; Play on the life of Gertrude Stein on Thursday 7th; Art Exhibition for August is in association with Archaengel International.

TINTEAN: Summer Camps for August, information from 068 28003; August 10th Paschal Brennan with special guest Johnny Carroll.

SIAMSA August programme; Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Oilean Show and on every Thursday, Friday and Saturday Clann Lir will be performed. Exhibition of photography for August is called Kerry- A Way of Life.

FEAST in August; 2nd Lunasa , Celtic Pagan Festival; 10th Jewish Day of fasting and mourning to commemorate tragedies in their history; 15th The Assumption of Our Lady; 16th Hindu Festival that honours ties between brothers and sisters in a family; 18th Muslims seek forgiveness for their sins; 28th Hindu Festival to mark the birth of Krishna.

MASS Rock ‘Poll An Aifrinn’, Keelacloghane Wood, Milltown, on Friday August 15th at 3.30pm, the Rosary will be offered up for the beatification of Fr. Tadhg Moriarty, O.P. and his fellow martyrs, Fr. Conor McCarthy, P.P. and Fr Dermot Francis O’Sullivan, O.F.M. All are welcome.

PRIESTS: Bishop Bill Murphy extends an invitation to the annual dinner for priests who are home from abroad which will be held in the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney on Monday, August 11th at 6.30pm. An invitation is also extended to priests who have retired from abroad and are now living in Ireland. Please contact 064 31168 by Tuesday, August 5th

FULL Gospel Business Mens Fellowship meeting will be held at the Grand Hotel Tralee on Monday August 11th at 8.30pm, guest speakers P. J. O’Loughlin and Bobby O’ Connell, all are welcome, more information from 068 49159.

KILLED: On August 4th 2006, 17 AFC aid workers were killed in the town of Muttur, in the North East of Sri Lanka. After three local investigations no conclusions were reached.

AMNESTY International with Gael Force West and ACARA are involved in Ireland’s Largest Adventure Races on 23 and 24 August in Westport, Co. Mayo. Amnesty supporters are wanted to join in this year.

BEREAVEMENT support group information is available at 068 23429.

VOLUNTEER for work abroad, details from [email protected]

STAMPS; Two stamps have been issued to commemorate the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

FLOWER Display at Goulding’s Corner in Knockanure continues, it takes effort and continuous attention to have flowers looking well.

EVENTS for August: Water Safety Week August 4th to 10th, classes will be held in Ballybunion during the week; Lixnaw Festival runs from 7th to 10th; Car boot Sale in Newcastle West in aid of WL 102 will be held on Sunday August 10th `08; Puck Fair is on from August 10th to 12th; Blessing with St Padre Pio’s mitt takes place in the Church of the Resurrection, Killarney on August 18th after 7.30pm mass; Munster Cycle in aid of Enable Ireland takes place from 14th to 17th of August, details from 021 429 4434; Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society are having a trip to Skellig Michel on Sunday August 17th , departing at 9.30am, details from 066 7121200; Padraig O Keeffe of Sliabh Luachra will be recalled on RTE Radio One on Wednesday August 6th at 9pm;

Youth 2000 Festival will take place near the ancient ruins of the Clonmacnois monastic site in Co Offaly for young people aged 16 – 35 from Thursday to Sunday, August 14th to 17th, buses available from around the country. Contact 01 675 3690 or check website ;

August 11th a bus will leave Tralee at 7am for the visit of Sr. Briege McKenna to Knock, details from 066 7124519; Bus to Knock and Lough Derg from Abbeyfeale, details from 068 31232; Seisiun will be held at the Arms Hotel on every Wednesday night and at the Devon Hotel on Thursday nights at 9pm only two more sessions left in the season; Centenary of Scouting in Ireland will be marked by 10,000 scouts from home and abroad at Punchestown Co Kildare, the event ends on August 10th `08, Dublin Horse Show starts on August 6th ; Rose of Tralee Festival runs from Friday 22nd to Tuesday 26th; Exhibition on the travelling shows that operated up to the sixties will continue at the Excel Gallery in Tipperary till September 3rd `08; Lough Derg one day pilgrimage information available from 071 986 1518.

SEARCHING on the internet a new Irish search called Cuil may help, they claim to have 120 billion pages in their index.

CUTS will be planned by departments; the principal motive will be to preserve the jobs of pen pushers while cutting back on the people they are supposed to serve. It is time the public were given more information about all the study groups including the weight of school bags, the electronic voting, etc, what about all the regulators who vie with each other to raise their profile.

MOON: New Moon was on Friday August 1st a solar eclipse occurred and on August 16th the full moon will be nearly eclipsed, the second new moon this month will be on the 30th. 2009 is designated by the UN as International Year of Astronomy to mark 400 years ago Galileo first used his telescope to observe the sky. The Space station was visible till last Saturday Aug. 3rd.

CARERS: Nominations for the National Carer of the Year close on August 22nd `08, details from 1800 2407 24.

BABIES: 16,500 babies were left for three years in a container in the Los Angeles in the mid-1980’s, because of legal actions.

TRAIL: It is reported that funding of E600,000 will be available to improve the Great Southern Trail.

BEST Wises to Mary Bridget Leahy of Moyvane and Joseph Curtin of Clounmacon who got married in Moyvane Church on Friday August 1st `08, Fr David Gun assisted by Fr John Lucid performed the ceremony. Bridesmaids were Johanna Curtin (nee Leahy), Nora and Patricia Leahy sisters of the bride. Best man was Liam O Connor, grooms men were William Madden and John Lynch. Flower girl Rachael O Sullivan and Pageboy was Dylan Quinn. The bride is daughter of Pat Leahy and Mary Quinn and the Groom is son of Chas Curtin and Mary O Connell. The reception was held at the Lanterns and the couple will reside at Coolaclarig.

BEST Wishes to Brendan Broderick of Kilmorna and Lisa Keogh of Newtown Court, Wexford who got married in the Church of the Immaculate Conception Wexford Town on July 12th.the best man was his brother Thomas and groomsmen were his brother Damien and friend Joe Doris. Bridesmaids were Julia Kearney, Fiona Sugrue Shauna Kelliher. Flower girl was Anna Kearney. The reception was held at the Riverbank Hotel Wexford. The groom is son of Tom Broderick and Eileen Lane and the bride is daughter of Terence and Eileen Keohe.

CONGRATULATIONS to Estuary AC team who came 2nd in the under 16 boys 100m Inter -Club relay finals held in Tullamore recently, runners were Neilus Stackpoole, Tony O Sullivan, Reece Barron, Jamie Kelly and sub Pat Mullane.

BEST Wishes to the Tarbert E-Town Project, the biggest worry is does Shannon Development have the expertise to make a success of the venture.

COMMUNITY Groups who want to use the Rural Social Scheme, details available from Tuatha Chiarrai Teo at 066 7120 390.

THOUGHT: Finish every day and be done with it, you have done what you could, R. W. Emerson; Just for today, I will adjust myself to what is and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my luck as it comes and fit myself to it, K. L. Homes; Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as service, Leo Tolstoy; Spend so much time improving yourself, that you have no time left to criticize others, C. D. Larson; You must constantly build dykes of courage to hold back the flood of fear, Martin Luther; Failure doesn’t mean wasted your life. It does mean you have a reason to start afresh, R. H. Schuller.

DIARY: Fanny Burney wrote on August 2nd 1786 about the attack by a decently dressed woman on the King who had just arrived at the garden door of St James’s, she attempted to stab him twice but failed , when the crowd caught the would be assassin he ordered them not to hurt her the poor creature is mad; John Wesley was preaching near Stockton on August 4th 1759 when a Lieutenant and a press gang from a man of war tried to seize men, the women broke the lieutenants head and drove him and his men away with stones. Queen Victoria recorded on August 12th 1849 as her boat was sailing to Loch Ryan a wave came over the ship and threw everybody down, she intended to create Bertie Earl of Dublin as a compliment to the town and country, he had no Irish titles but was born with several Scotch titles. On August 14th 1651 Elias Ashmole recorded that she was greatly oppressed in her stomach, Mr Sanders sent her a piece of bryong root to hold in her hand, in a quarter of an hour she was cured, Dr Wharton’s medicine which she had took earlier was ineffective.

CANICE Collins a Presentation Brother who worked in Granada and St Lucia was born in Moyvane in 1914 lost his mother when young , when the Great Fire broke out in a town in St Lucia on June 19th 1948 he was principal of the local school, for his efforts in controlling the fire he received an MBE the following year, he died in 1957 and is buried at the Incarnate Word cemetery Beaumont. Presentation secondary school was opened in Granada 1947 and had 210 pupils.

Christopher Columbus first saw Grenada on August 15th 1498, there is mountain in Grenada 1,749 feet high with lake on top, population of Grenada in 1656 was about 300, in 1950 it had reached 72,000.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4pm to 5pm, no adoration in Moyvane this Wednesday and Knockanure adoration Tuesday from 10am to 6pm.

DEATH has taken place in Wales of Pat Stack who was born 88 years ago in Moyvane to Paddy Stack and Margaret Flaherty. Pat is survived by his wife Mary Kennelly a native of Knockanure, children Theresa, Austin, Margaret, Jerry and Hellen, siblings Richard and Mary in Moyvane, Nora in Melbourne, Australia, Hannah in Derry, and the following in England, Michael, Tim and Theresa. Pat was predeceased by his brothers John and Jim and sister Bridget. Requiem Mass for Pat Stack will be said on Thursday August 7th `08 at Prestatyn, North Wales Church, Pat went to England about 60 years ago.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jerry Clancy, James O Brien, John McGrath, Maureen Beasley, Neilus O Connell, Paddy Rochford, Pat Sheehy, Fr Kieran O Shea, John Carmody, Nan Sullivan, William O Sullivan, Mass on Friday 8th for Kathleen King nee Stack, Mass on Saturday at 8pm for Nellie and James Finucane, Mass on Sunday 10th at 10am in Knockanure for William O Dowd and 11am Mass in Moyvane is for the People of the Parish.

READERS: Selena Mulvihill, Bridget McCarthy, Ciara Healy, Amanda Coulson and Aileen Stack.

Collection for Kerry Parents and Friends this weekend, they help with services for 260 adults with an intellectual disability in Kerry.

COURSE in Catholic Faith, details from [email protected]