Knockanure Notes – 3rd October, 2010

SOCIAL: Newtownsandes Creamery Social will be held at the Arms Hotel Listowel on Friday 19th of November, tickets available at the creamery office.

SOCIAL Day; Knockanure Community Centre  Social Day for the Active Retirement takes place in the centre on Monday 11th October, Anybody wishing to attend please ring the secretary Mary at 068 49799 between 9.30 – 1.30pm Monday to Friday.

A farewell night was held for Patricia Lucey recently in Listowel.

PRESENTATION will be made to Breda Lane on Saturday Oct. 9th  at 9pm in the Community Centre, all are welcome.

SINGING Classes with Mary Mulvihill at Sheehan’s Thatched House, Finuge from 5pm to 6pm, details contact Mary on 087 6228766.

THANKS: Scoil Chorp Chriost Parents’ Association, Knockanure wish to thank those who contributed generously to their Church gate collection in Moyvane on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September 2010.

HARVEST Mass was held in Knockanure Church on Sunday last, locally grown produce was presented as offering. Thanks to all who organised and presented gifts which were taken to the altar by Knockanure School children. Cream of the Crop, the best of the best, That is what is gathered in this fruitful harvest, Grown with pride with many hands, The cream of the crop comes from these fine lands.

JUVENILE  Badminton resumes this week at The Community Centre. A parent must accompany a child who wishes to register. Children wishing to join for the season please note:

3rd and 4th classes in Primary School: Monday October 4th 5.30pm to 6.30pm. 5th and 6th classes in Primary School Monday October 4th at 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Secondary School Students: Wednesday October 6th 6.30pm to 7.45pm.

ICA Line Dancing Classes starting on Tuesday 5th October at the Marian Hall at 8.30pm. Knitting Meeting was on Monday 4th October at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall.

CLASS: Tarbert Comprehensive School Adult Education Autumn Term. Enrolment still open – phone 068 36105 for more information.

SEANCHAI: Creative Writing Classes for children will commence at the Seanchai Literary Centre, Listowel on Sat. 9th October from 10am for eight weeks,  details 068 22212.

THANKS: The Shane Healy Fund organizers would like to sincerely thank Máiréad Walsh of Kearney’s Bar for organizing a benefit night recently. Proceeds of the night came to E830. Thanks, too to the Board of Management, principal and staff of Moyvane National School who organized a no uniform day. They collected E200 for the Fund.

FAMILY Resource Centre in Listowel; The next Alzheimer’s Carers Meeting in on Tues 12th Oct. at 7.30pm.  A community bus service will shortly be in operation in North Kerry which will also bring patients to and from the Alzheimer Respite Service at the Family Centre, patients will be assisted on the journey. Contact, Bridie 068 23584 Mobile:086 8556431.

RECORDS of Birth, Marriage and Deaths are available  on-line at

MUSIC: Traditional Music Class: With Anne McAuliffe resuming in Seanchaí Centre, The Square, on Wed., 6th October from 3 pm on onwards.

CLASS on Living with Arthritis was due to start at Castleisland on Oct 5th, details from 01 6470 206.

BUSINESS Week begins Oct. 18th, A Rural Enterprise Seminar will be held at Seanchai on Oct 18th, details from 066 7183 502.

HOTEL and Catering Course will be held at Causeway, closing date for applicants Oct. 6th, details from 066 7131 977.

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr Jerry Kennelly who recently received an honorary doctorate from UL, he has established another company and hopes if will follow in the footsteps of Stockbyte which he sold a few years ago. His Kennelly Family originally came from Ballylongford and Asdee.

NEW Moon on Oct. 7th. Valentia Observatory will be open to the public from Oct. 8th to 10th, to mark their 150th anniversary. The white thorn, blackthorn and briar have a great abundance of fruit. Land is still in reasonable condition despite the heavy showers.

 FILM for retired people called The Big Sleep will take place at Siamsa Tire on Wednesday, October 6th at 2pm.  Cost E2.  Tea & biscuits served at 1.30pm.
  CYCLE  in aid of Kerry Adolescent Counselling Services will take place on Saturday, October 23rd.  This is organised by the Tralee Rotary Club.  For information, contact Jim 086-2581217 or Rory 086-1735786.

A large group of cyclists passed through the Villages of Knockanure and Moyvane on the morning of Friday Oct. 1st 2010, they got plenty of light showers and rainbows. But the wind was at their backs, the 71 groups were on their way to Galway from Cork, cycling for cancer research.

GREEN: Braskem in Brazil have opened the world’s largest plant to convert ethylene to ethanol and produce up to 200,000 tons of green polyethylene per year.

BEST Wishes to Fergus O Keefe who displayed his new pan breaker sub soiler at the 2010 Ploughing Match .

ST JOHN’S: Friday 8th play called Dear Frankie based on the famous agony aunt and on Wed. 13th Kerry School of Music celebrate their 30th anniversary, details from 068 22566.

EVENTS:  A one day Autism Conference will be held at the Carlton Hotel on Oct. 9th; Bingo in the Marian Hall every Thursday night; Kerry County Council have a public meeting on Wind farms at Carlton Hotel Tralee on Wednesday evening Oct. 6th;Coffee Morning at the Bridewell Tarbert in aid of Hospice on Thursday Oct. 7th; Kerry Farmers Hunt Club hunter chase at Coolkeragh on Oct. 10th; will be holding an outreach service in Listowel at the Citizens Information Centre, 35 the Square on Friday 8th October from 10am to 12.30pm;

New Limerick Greyhound Stadium is due to open on Oct. 8th; Sheehy Park Listowel Oct. 10th at 2pm, Grass cutting at Springmount cemetery, Duagh on Oct. 8th at 6pm; Ceili at Tournafulla on Oct 8th at 9.30pm; Asdee v Brosna and at 3.30pm Ballydonoghue v Moyvane; North Kerry U21 Championship between Beale and Moyvane is due to be played on Oct. 16th;  Plans are being made for World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, local churches have details; West Limerick Radio Station  were due to hold a fundraising night  at the Courtney Lodge Hotel Newcastle West on Tuesday October 5th. The concert will feature Crystal Swing, Brian Coll, Louise Morrissey, Paddy O’Brien, John Hogan, Thomas Maguire, Fiona Ennis and Eddie Carey; Athea Motorcycle Club Race Night  take place at The Gables on Friday 22nd of October;
The annual reunion dance of Abbeyfeale and District in London takes place on Saturday October 16th  at St. Augustine’s Hammersmith; Irish Heritage Festival will be held at Adam’s Corner, Dorchester on Oct. 10th; Active Retirement Group in Abbeyfeale meet at St Ita’s Hall on Wed. Oct. 13th at 3pm; Fashion Show in aid of Limerick Lourdes Pilgrimage will be held at the Devon Hotel Templeglantine on the 14th of Oct.; Moyvane Vintage and fun day will be held on Sunday Oct. 24th; Francesca Brown author of book on Angels will be at the Meadowlands Tralee on Oct. 20th; Coming home weekend for volunteers will be held at All Hollows College, Dromcondra from 15th to 17th of Oct., details from [email protected]; Watch out for the West Limerick Singing Weekend in Abbeyfeale from 5th to 7th of Nov.; Mission Sunday Oct. 24th.

NEWMAN 1801-1890 said Let me thus praise thee in a way thou dost love best, by shining on those around me.

BIO PLASTICS: 25 expert speakers from all over the world will take part in the 5th European Bioplastics Conference, on December 1st and 2nd  at the Hilton Hotel in Düsseldorf.

U.S. Military are to buy from AirBoss , 600,000 pairs of JB2GU gloves costing $15.3 million.

CELIAC: A team of researchers found that people with celiac disease, often suffer from sleep disorders that are related to depression, anxiety and fatigue.

BIRTHS: In one Southampton Hospital they had 32 babies born on one day, the average for Tralee is about 5 a day.

JOBS are still being delayed by red tape; some deregulation in employment black spots should be attempted.

TRAIL:  On Sunday last many took a walk on local Trails, our nearest is Moyvane Woodland Walk and the I.C.A. had a walk  in Tubbertureen, top of Foley’s Rd, to Direen and back on the new bog road, then there is the John F Leslie walk in Tarbert and in Listowel the Sive Walk and the River Walk. Great Southern Trail from Rathkeale to Abbeyfeale is a fine 35km off road pathway. It has several fine bridges, viaduct and a tunnel.

BOOK:  Medieval Treasures of Kerry will be launched on Oct.8th.

PASTIME: Glorach Players contact number  087 6122774
 Open Days at Abbeyfeale Day Care Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday each week, Contact 068 51850.

EVIDENCE of Michael Leahy who lived at Newcastle West on 28th Aug. 1844 to Devon Commission, continued from last week; A man in Kerry was fined £10 per acre for burning land, even though the burning improved the land. Law about burning should be changed according to Mr Leahy. Mention of Scotch Gentleman who took farm near Pierce Mahony .Dairy Farmers get advance from Cork Butter Merchants at high rate of interest to pay their rent. It cost farmers about 6s per cwt of butter they sell. Some still collect Tithes even though it is against the law. The general opinion is that the County Cess should be paid by the landlord. Eviction case of Con and James Ahern brothers an ejectment brought against them by the Landlord in 1842 for non payment of rent, they were turned out of their farm even though the had  an agreement, every obstacle was put in their way of redeeming their rent, the poor people are still out in a wretched condition. The condition of tenants is better under the head landlord.

IRISH; The coalition government in 1973 decided that Irish was no longer an essential subject for the Leaving Cert. and general grades in the civil service.

CHURCH: October 1975 the Bishops Conference called for an amnesty for some prisoners to mark the Holy Year and the canonisation of Oliver Plunkett. Matt Talbot was declared Venerable. Restoration of 800 year old Cistercian Holy Cross Abbey celebrated by the people, Church Dignitaries, The President and Taoiseach attended.

DEATH  took place on Sept. 22nd  2010 of Donie Relihan of Islandanny, Duagh, he is survived by his sisters Eileen Gribben, Glasnevin,  and Philomena Giles, Leixlip, brother Fr. Tom . Following Requiem Mass in Duagh Church on September 25th Donie Relihan a retired Garda was laid to rest in Springmount Cemetery. His Brother James at Kilcara predeceased him on May 7th 2010. Father Thomas Relihan  retired a few years ago from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ione after 60 years of service to the Church. Their mother nee Brosnan lived to be over 100 and their father was involved in the war of Independence.

ANNIVERSARIES: P J Sheahan, Ellen Dowling, Tom Connolly, James Moore, Tade Bunion, Sr. Dympna Nunan, William Stack, Lawrence McAuliffe, Fr Pat. J O Donoghue, Pat Nolan, Mass on Wed 6th at 9.15am for Willie Stack & the deceased members of the Stack Family; Mass on Thurs. 7th at 9.15am for Daniel & Catherine Cronin & the deceased members of the Cronin Family; Mass on Sat. 9th at 8.00pm  for Joan McEnery and Sun.  Mass in Knockanure on 10th at 10.00am for Jack Leahy and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Fr. Joe Walsh, Leitrim East, Month’s Mind.

ARDFERT Retreat Centre,  Stillness Night  on Wednesday, October 6th from 8pm to 9.30pm,  All are welcome.
ST. JOSEPH’S Young Priests Society is holding a Seminar on “Promoting Faith Awareness” at the Ardfert Retreat Centre on Saturday 9th October 2010. Commencing at 2pm. with Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament followed by a talk on The Holy Sacrifice of The Mass by Rev. Dr. Brian McCarthy.  At 4pm. a session of Questions and Answers. At 4.30pm. Bishop Bill Murphy will address the meeting. Followed by a talk by Mrs. Marie Hogan National President. At 5pm. closing prayer and blessing followed by refreshments. Anyone wishing to attend should contact Joan on 068-23443 or Betty 068-21768.

BUS leaving Dominican Church Tralee on Sunday, October 10th    at 7.30am.  Tickets available at Holy Cross Church reception.     Also coach leaving Tralee at 7am, Contact  087 6361023
DRUGS awareness evening KDYS Listowel is hosting a Drop in Drugs Awareness Evening for parents and concerned persons from 6-8pm. Wednesday 6th October at KDYS Youth Centre, Listowel. For further information contact Ger Lowe, KDYS, Listowel on 068-23744. An information evening on  Prevention of substance abuse was due to take place at the Education Centre, Dromtacker , Tralee on Tuesday, October 5th from 7pm – 9pm for parents, teachers, community workers, relatives and any other interested person.  Contact Carol at 066 7195000 or email [email protected]

ANAM CARA   is a national voluntary organization set up by bereaved parents to provide support and understanding to families who have experienced the death of a  son or daughter.  An event will take place at The Brehon Hotel, Killarney on Thursday, October 7th from 7.30pm to  9.30pm.  For further information, contact 01 4045378 or visit

THE POPE is asking for prayers in the month of October that universities might provide an environment that bears witness to the Gospel message.

VOLUNTEER with the Salesian Sisters who offer young people of twenty years and upwards the opportunity to go abroad to a developing country where their Sisters and communities are working with deprived people, more from at 061 348510; Plans are being made for World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, local churches have details.

COLLECTION: The North Kerry Eagles Special Olympics Club Annual Church Gate Collection will take place this weekend 9th / 10th October.

ROSARY will be recited before Mass in Knockanure and Moyvane during the month of October Please come a little earlier to Mass and take part in the Rosary.

ADORATION: Moyvane Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm

READERS:Vigil Ann Marie Kennelly & Seline Mulvihill

11.00am Ciara Healy & Amanda Coulson; Knockanure 10th October Patricia & Andrew Rogan. Four months ago, an HERMIT: Australian woman Carol Prevedello was consecrated a hermit before Bishop Julian Porteous in St Joan of Arc Church, Haberfield. She has made promises of poverty, chastity and obedience and pledged to live a life of prayer and penance; she is the only catholic hermit in Australia.