Knockanure Notes – 3rd February, 2008

COURSE: Start your Own Business Course will be held in Knockanure Community Centre. Anybody interested, please contact (068) 23905.
COMPUTER Classes started on Tuesday 5th February. Classes will be held from 10.30am – 12.30pm and from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Anybody interested, please contact 068 49438 or 068 49250, as soon as possible.
CHIROPODIST: The chiropodist will attend the Marian Hall on Saturday 9th Feb. at 3pm, for appointment book with Eileen Quinn on 068 49472.
GAMES: A meeting to restart Moyvane/Knockanure Community Games was due to take place on Sunday 3rd February at 7pm in the Marian Hall. All interested please help
JOB: Community employment Scheme Knockanure Centre. Wanted Secretary with Office skills, must be able to work on own initiative, 19 and a half hours per week. Apply in writing to: The Supervisor, North East Kerry C.E. Scheme Ltd, The Bridewell, Tarbert, Co Kerry
SPRING STATIONS volunteers are needed for all areas.
First Holy Communion: Fr. Nolan P.P. Tarbert will give a talk to the Parents of the Children making their First Holy Communion this year in Moyvane School on Monday night 4th .
TEACH basic computer literacy in Africa during month of July `08, closing date for applications is Feb. 22nd, details from [email protected]
Volunteer abroad details from
KADE: Information on Inter-cultural learning for adults is available from 068 23429.
NARCOTICS Anonymous have an information night at the Mermaids on Friday Feb. 8th at 8pm.
ST JOHN’S: Wed. 6th, Eduardo Niebla in Concert, the Spanish Guitarist and composer; Tuesday 12th The Good German, a thriller set in post War11 Berlin, in association with access Cinema; Wed. 13th Corner Boys, a play by John McKenna and on Thursday 14th The Best of Traditional with Jim McKillop and pat Conroy.
SIAMSA: Romeo & Juliet The Merchant of Venice on Wed. 6th and Thursday 7th At 10.30am and 1.30pm.
WRITERS week closing date for entries is Friday 29th of Feb. `08, details from 068 21074.
TOYS: The EU have updated their rules on toys, new bans have been imposed.
RUBBER: Congress is to give tax incentives to encourage the use of recycled rubber.
Plans are being made to build a tyre-burning plant near Lake Erie. Korea based tyre company are to invest $225 million in a plant in the U.S. to employ over 400 people.
JOBS: We are facing job losses every week and our politicians are arguing about things that happened 15 years ago.
HSE are getting stick every day, what is needed is an advisory body of ordinary citizens to monitor activities of vested interests in the health service. News reports say that a mammography machine is lying idle at Barrington’s Hospital for the past six months and women are still waiting for breastcheck. The NRA are planning to spend E900,000 on studies, publications and hearings associated with Tralee bypass road, are all the other state bodies spending money likewise.
HAPPY retirement to Paddy O Hanlon who recently retired from Teagasc, Paddy is son of Paddy O Hanlon of Tarbert and Mary Moran of Keylod, Knockanure.
Best wishes also to Tadhg Maolcatha of Templeglantine who recently retired from teaching at Castleisland Community College, he taught in Listowel till 1991, Tadhg is a great supporter of Comhaltas.
Happy 80th birthday to historian and writer Michael Barry of Lisselton.
WEIGHT Lifter Ryan Kennelly of Washington is trying is trying to break his own record with a 1,100 pound bench press.
EVENTS: Pub Quiz will be held at Tomaisin’s Pub at Lisselton at 9pm on Feb 8th in aid of the Hope Foundation; Valentines Ball in aid of West Limerick Action Cancer Care will be held at the Woodlands House hotel on Feb. 8th , details from 087 9848 006; Ireland play Brazil at Croke Park on Wednesday Feb. 6th; Mid Term Break 11th to 15th of Feb; ; AA Open Meeting will be held at the Mermaids on Feb. 8th at 8pm; Abbeyfeale GAA Club will hold their social at Fr Casey Clubhouse on Saturday 9th of Feb.; Lent begins on Ash Wednesday Feb 6th; Teagasc Biodiversity Day will be held at Abbeydorney on Feb. 12th at 2pm; Athea Comhaltas will hold a Ceili Night at the Gables on Feb. 8th, they are continue each month ; Moyvane GAA Social will be held at the Lantern’s Hotel on Friday 8th of Feb.; Hunt in Duagh on Sunday 10th of Feb and on the following Sunday they will be in Ballybunion; Feb. 6th Ash Wednesday; AA are to hold an open night at Ballylongford Community Centre on Ash Wednesday at 8.30pm; Thursday 7th Feb. `08 Chinese New year; Buddha’s death is celebrated on the 8th and 15th of Feb.; 11th Feb. a Hindu Festival is held to mark the beginning of Spring; North Kerry Finals of Senior Scor will be held at Asdee on Feb 9th , note change of date; Feile Feabhra will be held in Lixnaw from 8th to 10th of Feb.; Hennessy Gold Cup on Sunday Feb. 10th; Country Music Awards Night sponsored by WL 102, will be held at Rathkeale House Hotel on Feb. 25th at 9pm; Bus travels to the House of Prayer in Achill every Saturday, details from 066 7147 494; Marriage Enrichment Weekend from Friday – Sunday, February 8th – 10th at Lake Hotel Killarney, Contact 064 44319; Lenten Journey weekend will take place from Friday – Sunday, February 8th – 10th at Ardfert Retreat Centre, for booking, phone 066 7134276, Abbeyfeale Parish day at Ardfert is Feb.16th; Lecture will be given by Dave Hegarty at 8pm on Tuesday Feb. 12th on Rev. J. Goodman who collected traditional music in the 19th Century; Ardfert ploughing match will be held on Sunday Feb. 10th ; National Engineering Week runs from 11th to 15th of Feb. last year 11,000 participated in the events; A Meeting of the Ballydonoghue Bereavement Support Group was due to take place on Tuesday 5th February in Ballyloughran Leisure Centre, from 8.00pm to 9.00pm; contact either Lorraine in North Kerry Together Limited at 068/23429;
HEARING Help Group meet at Seanchai, Listowel on Feb. 7th from 11am to 1pm, details from 064 200 52.
DINNER for Listowel Senior Citizens will be held at the Arms Hotel on Sunday Feb. 10th at 1pm, all senior citizens welcome.
SOCIAL: North Kerry Pioneer Annual Social takes place on Friday 29th Feb. at 8pm at Kirby’s Lanterns Hotel, music by Oliver & Tony. Tickets can be obtained from Michael Liston or Mary Kearney, The Village.
RUGBY: Saturday Feb. 9th Wales v Scotland and France v Ireland and on the following day Sunday Italy v England.
BRENDAN Grace will be at the Devon Hotel on Feb. 10th, details from 069 84122.
RED Cross fundraising night will be held at the Arms Hotel on Feb. 8th starting at 8pm, funds to aid Kenya and Bangladesh.
GUIDE to Successful Parenting and Healthy Family Relationships is available from 087 699 8901.
TALK on Parenting our Children will be held at IT Tralee on Feb. 9th from 10am to 3pm, details from 086 2510 357.
NEW Moon on February 7th; Eclipse of the moon is on Feb. 20th /21st ; Daffodils will shortly be opening, the St Joseph Lily is also showing growth; We grumble about a little bit of cold last weekend, at Wainwright in Canada last Monday they had a north wind gusting at 40 Km/h and a wind chill of minus 46;
THANKS: The Moyvane Ladies/Girls Football Club would like to thank everyone who contributed so generously to our recent Church Gate Collection.
THOUGHT: Faith, mighty faith the promise sees and rests on that alone: laughs at impossibilities, and says it shall be done, Charles Wesley; I am not called to be successful; I am called to be faithful, Mother Teresa; I believe that we all have this dark underestimation of ourselves. Sometimes it is masked as arrogance, overestimation, superiority, but underneath the brashness the problem is insecurity and only unqualified, unmerited, unconditional love can assuage it, Madeleine L’Engle;
HISTORY: Over 270 inscriptions and drawings from the third century were recently found in the Basque region of Spain, also found was the oldest known cross.
John Evelyn wrote on January 24th 1684; frost continuing more and more severe on The Themes before London all sorts of trades and commodities even a printing press which charged 6 pence to print your name and date; Trees splitting as if hit by lightening, shipping stopped, smog so severe you could not see across the street, no water in pipes, every moment was full of disastrous accidents. Colonel Peter Hawker wrote on Jan. 27th 1823; A sudden thaw, The harbour which was frozen appeared like a floating island as it was carried away by a high spring tide. Despite the heavy rain he went out shooting and brought home 17 geese, his clothes being wet he had to use the tail of his shirt to wipe out the pan of his gun. Charles Compton tells us that the weather for the month of January 1882 was wonderfully mild, more like a gentle spring, than the usual dull, bitter cold season, the air was clear and fresh.
KILLED: Over 18,000 Police officers have been killed on duty in the U.S. over the years.
DMP: Locals in the Dublin Metropolitan Police included Daniel Cronin of Newtownsandes, John O Connell of Listowel and James O Brien of Kilfergus.
STUDENTS of Causeway Community College have an impressive Holocaust Exhibition at Tralee Library. They highlight the terrible happenings in Europe between 1933 and 1945, it is open during working hours till Feb. 16th. It would be great if some of the students who worked on the exhibition were there to talk to visitors; the exhibition should also tour as many centres as possible.
VETERINARY: Talk on The Ethno-Veterinary Medicine of North Kerry 1850-1950 will be given by John O Flaherty, M.A. at Listowel Library on February 19th `08 at 8pm.
RETREAT: The Annual Parish Retreat will take place at the Ardfert Retreat Centre on Sunday 17th Feb. For further details please contact Nodie Brosnan 49352 Julia Stack 49401 or Bridie Shine 49103
DEATH has taken place of Cathal Kennelly of Dromin, Listowel. He was born 85 years ago to Bill Kennelly and Mary Shanahan. Cathal is survived by his brother Matt and was predeceased by his sister Nora in 1945, John Paul and Billy in 1995 and Paddy died in America. Following Requiem Mass celebrated by Canon Linnane at Listowel Church on Wednesday 30th January `08, Cathal Kennelly was laid to rest in the family grave at the local St Michaels Churchyard with his parents, Bill who died in 1961, Mary who died 1971, siblings and grandfather Martin died 1919 and grandmother Nora died 1894. The Families original graves were at Murhur, Moyvane.
ST Pio devotions and Mass in the presence of the relic will be held at Kilmoyley Church on Friday 8th Feb. at 7pm.
Afternoon of prayer will be held at Banteer Community Centre on Sunday Feb. 10th from 2pm to 4.30pm.
ANNIVERSARIES: John Keane, Jack McGuire, Charles Bartishell, Nora Behan, Maureen Kennelly, Catherine Halpin, Michael Reidy, James Lynch, Maurice Enright, Kieran O Sullivan, Celia Mahony, Mary Rathay, Francis O Carroll, Nell O Mahony, Sr. Lelia Carey, Ned Stack, John Faley, Michael Quinn, Pope Pius XI, O’Donovan Rossa.
MASSES for week beginning Monday Feb. 3rd , evening masses at 7.30pm; Monday 4th for James and Jack Lynch; Tuesday 5th Michael Barrett Months Mind; Wed 6th for Ned Moore; Thursday 7th for Tom and Una O Sullivan; Friday 8th for Fr Michael Hanrahan; Sat. 9th for John Collins;
Mass in Knockanure on Sunday 10th at 10am for Dan O Connor and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is a Months Mind Mass for Francis Thornton of Kilbaha who died recently in Cawley.
ASH Wednesday Feb. 6th is a day of fast and abstinence; Mass in Knockanure at 10am and Moyvane at 7.30pm, Ashes will be distributed at both Masses.
READERS: Una Fitzmaurice, Elaine Hudson, Paul & Anthony Kiely, Kathy Kennelly and Mary Fitzgerald.
Confessions Saturday at noon in Moyvane or on request at any time.
ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm, Knockanure Wednesday 10am to 6pm, Listowel every Tuesday and Wednesday; Abbeyfeale Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm; Listowel every Tuesday and Wednesday.
INDULGENCE: Those visiting a holy place dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes between Feb. 2nd and 11th can get an indulgence the usual conditions are attached and you should pray the Our Father, the creed and the special jubilee prayer or a prayer to Our Lady. Catholics who cannot visit Lourdes or join a communal service dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes because of illness or other serious reason could still earn the indulgence in their own home or wherever they are from Feb. 2nd and 11th. Special prayers in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes will be held in many churches this weekend and Monday next.