Knockanure Notes – 3rd May, 2009

FUN CLUB: Knockanure Fun Club at the Community Centre will start on Monday 11th of May `09 and continue on the second Monday of each month from 5pm to 6pm, all are welcome. Nintendo, W11, Playstation 1 and 2, Match Attax, Card Swapping, Table football, Air Hockey and Table tennis. Bring your own hand held games. Why not come and check it out.

THANKS: The children of Murhur N.S. raised E300 for Bothar na nGabhar during Lent. Thanks to Emma at Holly’s Gala for sponsoring the beautiful Easter Eggs which were prizes in the draw.

THANKS: Special Olympics collected E8,300 on their recent collection day.

COMMUNITY Centre: The Next Active Retirement Day in Knockanure will take place on Monday 11th May. If attending, please phone the office on 068 49799 between the hours of 9.30 am to 1.30pm, Monday to Friday. Anybody wishing to book the Centre for Any Occasion (Christenings, Birthdays, Funerals etc). Please contact the office at 068 49799 or Mobile No. 086 8392787.

Knockanure Notes have been cut or missing over the past weeks, the full version can be read at the site or the Newtownsandes on line site.

PRESENTATION: Last Saturday night a special presentation was made to Bridie Sheahan to mark her retirement from the Post Office, several tributes were paid to Bridie and a picture of the Post Office painted by Mrs Fitzmaurice was presented.
SUPPORT: A Meeting of the Ballydonoghue Bereavement Support Group will take place on Tuesday 5th May in Ballyloughran Leisure Centre, from 8.00pm to 9.00pm.

GAA Day at Knockanure School was attended by Tadhg Kennelly and Garda O Sullivan of Moyvane Station, the children were given a talk and asked questions about football and diet of players.

GAA: Blessing of Knockanure G.A.A. Field and Dressing Rooms on the 10th May at 7.30pm, everybody welcome, light refreshments served.

OPEN Sunday the Garden Centre at the Parents and Friends in Listowel, details from 068 22977.

OVEREATERS 12 step program, details from 087 749 7611, the support group meet every Tuesday at Senen House, Listowel from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

BEREAVEMENT Support Group will meet at Ballyloughran Leisure Centre on Tuesday May 5th from 8 to 9pm, details from 068 23429.

FULL Moon is on May 9th, International Space Station can be seen over the country from May 11th. Farmers are coping with diminishing fodder and wet weather for some time now. It is no surprise that we get bad weather at the coming of the Cuckoo, but this year is extra wet. Apple trees are in full blossom and the whitethorn is about to flower.

ICMSA representative has withdrawn from Teagasc, over advice to expand in time of over supply.

ESO’s Very Large Telescope has shown that a faint gamma-ray burst detected recently among the stars is the signature of the explosion which took place more than 13 billion years ago.

HEART: A Seminar on Heart Disease in Kerry will be held at the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee on Thursday May 7th at 8pm, details from 068 40154.

OCD Support Group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month in a room at the Meadowlands Hotel from 8pm to 9.30pm, next meeting Thursday, May 7th `09.

FORESTRY Producers information meeting will be held at Killarney Heights Hotel on Thursday May 7th at 8pm, details from Teagasc.

HORTICULTURE Grants amounting to E3.8 million have been promised by Minister Trevor Sargent under the National Development Plan 2007-`13.

EARTH Day Sunday May 10th in the Parish Centre Tralee from 10am – 4.30pm, variety of workshops in St Johns, the Town Park & KDYS, exhibits and displays & much more & will be of interest to people of all ages. Email: [email protected] or ring 087 745 6681 (Anne) for details.

THOUGHT: You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so, you learn to love by loving, Frances de Sales; The self-sins…dwell too deep within us and are too much a part of our natures to come to our attention till the light of God is focused upon them, A. W. Tozer.

SURVEY: The Bank of Ireland is doing a survey to gain a greater insight into the level of expense experienced by parents as they put their children through education and how these costs might be managed.

ST JOHN’S: Tuesday 5th Film, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day; Wednesday 6th Ivan Illic- Piano recital; Friday 8th Kevin Brady Trio with Bill Carrothers; Thursday 14th The Best of Traditional; Exhibitions Happy days runs till May 8th and from 11th to 24th Active Retirement Groups display their works, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA: San am Fado runs from May 4th to 16th excluding Friday 8th and 15th and Sunday 10th, Film called Waking Ned will take place at Siamsa Tire on Thursday, May 14th at 2pm, for retired people, details from 066 7123055.

HOSPICE: Donations towards the St Bridget’s Crosses in Knockanure realised E150 and the amount was presented to Listowel Hospital recently.

CANCER: Prostate Cancer Information evening will take place at Fels Point Hotel on Thursday, May 14th from 8pm to 10pm.

FLU: Now is the time to find a group of volunteers to run various essential services as many who are used to taking days off will do so in the double when the flu is around.

EVENTS: Confirmation in Listowel on Tuesday May 5th at 2pm; Moyvane I.C.A. Knitting evening at the Marian Hall on Wednesday 6th May at 8.00pm, all are welcome; Road safety road show will be held at the Brandon Hotel on Tuesday May 5th , at 10.30am and 1.30pm; Alzheimer’s Tea Day Thursday May 7th; Meeting of the committee of St Michael’s Churchyard takes place at St Patrick’s Hall on May 5th at 9pm, all are welcome; Science Day will be held at IT Tralee on Wednesday May 6th starting at 11am; Opening of Listowel Boys School all weather sports facilities takes place on Saturday May 9th at 2.30pm, all are welcome; West Limerick Toastmasters meet at the Desmond Complex on the first and third Wednesday of every month, next meeting is on Wednesday, May 6 at 8.30pm, details from Bill on 087 9079223; Rescue people will be displaying their skills in Ballybunion from May 8th to 11th ; Indoor Market will be held at Nano Nagle School in Listowel on Sunday May 10th ,starting at noon; Essex Police Choir and Kerry Choral Union will perform at Listowel Church in aid of Nano Nagle School at 8pm on May 10th , details from 068 21942; Ceili on Friday 8th May at The Gables organised by John Joe Tierney. The funds raised will go towards the outdoor play area of Athea National School; Plastic collection will be held at Abbeyfeale Mart on Wednesday May 13th; Racing at Killarney from May 10th to 12th; Sunday May 17th Geoff Hunt will lead a walk from Templeglantine Church at 9am along the railway track to the old Devon Road station , contact Geoff on 087 7656439; The annual Athea Vintage Rally will take place on Sunday May 17th; Aerobics Classes in the Glorach Abbeyfeale on Wednesdays 7.30pm to 9.30pm Contact Mary 087/9382883 or 068/32444.

WALK in the Burren on May 10th ,details from 087 726 91147; another walk will be held on May 10th on Carrauntoohill in aid of Special Olympics, details from 087 235 5293.
HELP Wanted, people over 55 can apply for a handyman at reasonable rates, details from 068 23429.

WASTE: It is reported that nearly a ton of unwanted medical products were collected for disposal recently at chemist shops, did anyone estimate the original cost and who prescribed these products, often bought at taxpayers expense.

DEVELOPMENT Plan for Kerry comes into effect on May 4th, no need to comment on it.

BEST Wishes to Ann Marie Dennison the new National President of the I.C.A. Best wishes also to Garda Anne McCarthy nee O’Connor of Athea Village, who recently passed out from Templemore.

CONGRATULATIONS to Doreen Culhane of Moyvane and Donnacha Enright of Tarbert who were married recently at Kilflynn Church by Fr William King. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Comiskey, Niamh Kennelly, Seline Flynn, and Ellen Quinn. Best man was John Patrick Finucane, groomsmen were Terence Field, Ewan Healy and Tony Barry. Flowergirls were Catherine Rose Enright, Hazel Langan, Chloe and Nicola Magee. Pageboys Cian Enright Barry, and Shane Healy. The bride is daughter of Tom and Ina Culhane and the groom is son Ann and the late Danny Enright.

MAHONY of Kilmorna; The Irish Times gives several reports on the family, on 28th of Jan 1893 George Gun Mahony asked the Times to clarify that his brother Mr Pierce Mahony was the youngest son of the late Mr. P.K. Mahony J.P. of Kilmorna, Co Kerry, his mother was Jane daughter of the lte Mr. Robert Gun Cunningham D.L. of Mountkennedy and his first wife Elizabeth who was the only child and heir of Mr Archibald Hamilton Foulkes of Coolawinna, both of Co Wicklow. His grandfather the late Pierce Mahony of Woodlawn, Co Wicklow was J.P. for Counties Kerry and Limerick. Pierce was married to Ann Matia daughter of Mr. John Maunsell J.P. of Ballyrood, Co. Limerick.

The Times gives extensive coverage to the funeral of Mrs Pierce Mahony in the 31st July 1899 edition, she died at Warren House Sutten and was married for 22 years, following Service at St Bartholomew’s Church Dublin her remains were taken to the train at Kingsbridge where members of the Amnesty Association put the remains on the train which left at 12.30pm for Colbinstown station, then she was transferred to Ballynure Churchyard the ancient graveyard of Killeen Cormac, Grange Con. Grange Con is the seat of David Mahony. The coffin of oak, the only orientation was a brass Latin Cross from head to toe, it bore the inscription Helen Louise wife of Pierce Mahony born July 5th 1853, died July 25th 1899. Labourers from Grange Con lowered the coffin into the grave. A long list of relatives and well known people are given including Sir Arthur Vicars, William and John Redmond M. Ps, Mrs C. S. Parnell, Miss Bertha Creagh, Mr and Mrs J. J. Clancy P. D. Griffin of Listowel, a wreath was sent from Kilmorna.

DEATH has taken place recently of Frank Woodhead of Sheffield, England husband of the late Margaret Carmody of Knockanure, he is survived by his son Frank Junior, nieces and nephews in Sheffield, Swindon, Cheltenham and Margaret and John Carmody of Knockanure.

OLD Bailey trials can be browsed at

RETREAT Centre Ardfert; Evening of prayer and reflection for those whose lives have been touched by cancer will take place on Wednesday, May 6th from 8pm – 9.30pm.

Weekend of prayer and meditation – wake up to the light within you, inspired by the work of Anthony de Mello will take place from Friday to Sunday, May 8th to 10th, book at 066 7134276. An open evening on vocations will take place at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Monday, May 11th at 7pm. For further information, contact Fr Liam Lovell 066 7133169 or Fr Michael Moynihan 087 6551902.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. 40 hours Adoration will be held at Listowel from Friday May 1st to Sunday May 3rd . Adoration in Abbeyfeale each evening Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm.

DEATH took place on April 25, 2009 of Richard Tobin of Abbeyfeale; he is survived by his wife Triona Keogh and children, brother Mattie and sisters Siobhan and Philomena, he was predeceased by his brother Cyril of Listowel. Following Requiem Mass at the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on Tuesday April 28th, Richard Tobin was laid to rest at Reilg Ida Naofa cemetery, Abbeyfeale. Richard was son of Dan Tobin and Mary Kennelly, Mary was a sister of the late James Kennelly of Gortdromagowna.

ST PIO Pilgrimage to Holy Cross in Tipperary is on Sunday May 25th.

ROSARY will be said at Clounmacon Grotto on Friday nights at 8pm during May. Rosary each evening at 7.30pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Abbeyfeale. Devotion to the Blessed Virgin in May began in the 13th centaury. Visiting the blessed well on the Sundays of May was always a local tradition.

SHROUD of Turin will be on display from April 10th to May 23rd 2010. A big crowd were at the Cathedral in Killarney to honour and pray at the relics of St Theresa last week, a few from the locality attended.

LISIEUX: Annual national Carmelite pilgrimage from Thursday, September 24th to Wednesday September 30th, contact Fr J L Ryan at 01 4997050.

PILGRIMAGE to the Holy Land from 28th September – 7th October, 2009 , Spiritual Director: Monsignor Dan O’Riordan. For details contact Mary O’Carroll on 066 7125898.

Death has taken place of Nancy O Sullivan nee Curtin of Killocrim and Clounmacon.

ANNIVERSARIES: Pat Danaher, Paddy Greaney, Mary Hartnett, Mary Hayes, Sr. Ellen Fitzgerald, John Houlihan, Michael Anthony O Sullivan, Patsy Broderick, Fr Dan McSweeney, Noreen McCarthy, Michael Relihan, Sr. Patricia Langan, Mass on Tues. 5th at 8.00pm for Tom Flaherty; Mass on Wed. 6th Knockanure at 8.00pm Patrick Hanrahan, Coilagurteen; Mass on Thursday 7th at 8.00pm for Dan O’Connor; Mass on Fri. 8th at 8.00pm for John Carmody; Mass on Sat 9th at 8.00pm for Michael Mulvihill; Mass on Sun. 10th in Knockanure at 10.00am for Martha O’Sullivan and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for David Foley. Confessions on Saturdays from 12 -12.30pm and on request.

READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan & Chloe Mulvihill; 11am David Murphy & Eugenia Fitzmaurice and Knockanure 10am Brenda Clancy & Anne Stack

FIRST Holy Communion Mass on Sat. 9th at 11.30am in Knockanure.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Adoration in Abbeyfeale each evening Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm.