Knockanure Notes – 3rd October, 2007

PLASTIC Collection will be held at Listowel Mart on the 5th and 6th of November from 9am to 5pm and at the North Kerry Landfill site from 19th to 20th of Nov, time 9am to 5pm, waste silage wrap only, details from 066 716 2000.

THOUGHT: “Wisdom is like a Baobab tree: no one individual can embrace it”; Those who say they will forgive but can’t forget, simply bury the hatchet but leave the handle out for immediate use. Dwight L Moody; It is well said in the old proverb,’a lie will go round the world while truth is putting its boots on; Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men’s souls, and a beautiful image it is. Blaise Pascal

MARRIAGE took place on Sept 21st `07 at the Church of the Assumption Moyvane of Ciara Moloney of Moyvane and Daniel O Connell of England, the ceremony was performed by Fr Lucid P.P. Moyvane. Bridesmaids were Niamh, Deirdre and Claire Moloney, Groomsman David O Connell; Best men were Tom Conway and Spencer Pritchett. The bride is daughter of Marian and John Moloney and he grooms parents are Emily and Daniel O Connell.

CONGRATULATIONS to Mickey Liston the story teller from Knocknagorna who celebrated his 80th birthday recetly.

Congratulations also to the Moyvane Girls Under 14 GAA team who won the North Kerry Plate Final, they also reached three finals thi year.

BEST Wishes to Eileen Woulfe of Athea who is on a seven day walk in Yucatan in aid of cystic fibrosis.

EXTRAORDINARY People: G K Chesterton is reported to have said that editors could fill half their papers for free, if only they could keep their readers angry enough; Paul Cullen died aged 99 years in Australia on Sept 19th 2007, he was a famous soldier, a book on his life called “Citizen and Soldier” life of Major General Paul Cullen was published in 2005; A book called The Mascot was recently published in Australia and details how Alex Kurzen at the age of five witnessed the Nazi kill his family in 1941 and how he became a mascot for the SS for the rest of the war; Marcel Marceau the famous mime artist died aged 84 years on Sept 22nd `07, his father died in Auschwitz. Conference on the Martyrs of Spanish Civil War will be held in Rome on October 5th `07; Feast of St Francis is on October 4th, he had respect for all of Gods creatures; Sr. Enrica Rosanna oversees all things in relation to catholic religious communities in the Vatican since 2004;

AMBASSADOR: Michael Collins is the new Irish Ambassador to Washington.

DEATH took place on Sept 20th `07 of Norma Finucane, of Urlee, she is survived by her father Mick Finucane, brothers Paddy, Dan, Mike and Bill sisters Betty, Jacqueline, and Annette she was laid to rest on Sunday September 23rd `07 at Gale Cemetery following Requiem Mass at St Teresa’s Church Ballydonoghue.

HISTORY: A 7th centaury shipwreck found near Galilee had a fire basket on board, it was used to lure fish; Fitzell Family first came to Ireland c1709, they recently held a reunion in Tarbert; Kerryman of September 6th 1947 reports that a Dutchman wrote to the Mayor of Killarney looking for a pen pal; A survey on peoples reaction to tourists showed that most did not want them; The second annual convention of Old IRA was held at the Ashe Memorial Hall on Saturday last, they were told by Mr P.C. O Mahony an Old IRA man that they were against one and a half million tourists invading the country, the organisation achieved much during the previous harvest and spring, our representatives were there, watching, guiding, helping and directing, they also wanted to backdate pensions for some members to 1924; The National Anthem was not played at a cinema in Killarney due to the lack of respect shown to it; Brigidine Convent Ceremonies; Tralee Horticultural Show; Death of Sr. M Patrick Hough of Abbeyfeale Convent; Fr Michael Kennelly of Kilbaha and Fordham University visits his home after 18 years, he went to New York for his education at the request of his uncle James Kennelly; Abbeyfeale markets, turf 40 shillings per ton, potatoes 2/- per stone, farmers butter 2/11 per lb, eggs 3/3 per doz, chicks 1/10 per lb, ducklings 1/-to 1/6 per lb, hens 1/-per lb, turkeys 1/10 per lb and guinea fowl 5/-.

First satellite launched by Russia on Oct 4th 1957; Seamus Ennis died Oct 7th 1982; Kerrygold butter launched on world market on Oct 8th 1962; St Theresa of the Child Jesus died 30th Sept 1897. Feast of St Francis of Assisi Thursday Oct 4th, he died in 1226.