Knockanure Notes – 30th August, 2009

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre is on Monday Sept.7th, if attending contact the office at 068 49799.

CONGRATULATIONS to local musician Kieran Flavin who won the All Ireland 12 to 15 years category in the Whistle Competition which was held at the Fleadh in Tullamore recently.

GABRIEL Fitzmaurice will launch his latest book “In Praise of Football” at John B Keane’s Pub on Friday September 4th at 9.30pm, all are welcome.

BOOK: Ray Fennelly will launch his book based on his Abbeyfeale on line site at O Rourke’s Bar on Friday night Sept. 11th.

Guitar and Singing classes with Elaine will begin on Wednesday September 2nd in the Marian Hall, details from 087 2884 869.

DISCO: Shannonside No Name Club is holding a Junior Cert Disco at the Lanterns Hotel on Wednesday Sept. 9th from 9 to midnight, with DJ Shicco.

Listowel Credit Union scholarship closing date is Sept. 25th`09.

MEDIA: Locals were Fr Pat Ahern and Gabriel Fitzmaurice were on Radio Kerry last week. Up and coming film maker Gerard Barrett had his film about Gortaglanna shown at Tintean on Friday night last August 28th. The hall was packed to capacity, all were appreciative of the films ability to follow faithfully the account given by Con Dee, most people know the song The Valley of Knockanure but few realised the background. The official version of what happened at Gortaglanna was a complete fabrication, there was no ambush, the men that were shot were unarmed, but the activities of the IRA at the time provoked the Tans.

BACK to school costs are being aired by every parent, it is up to the teachers to make sure that books can be reused from year to year. have a guide for students attending third level colleges.

CLASS on self management of arthritis begins on October 6th in Tralee Education Centre, details from 016470 206.

FULL Moon on Sept. 4th.Bog grass is taking on its autumn colour and the heather has lovely purple flowers. Apples, blackberries and haws are edible. The heavy rain will put severe strain on grass supply from now on, many are fearful of another long winter. ISS will be visible over Ireland from 6th to 22nd of Sept; 400th Anniversary of Galileo’s Telescope this week, it had 8 times magnification. Mars is the bright star rising in the East at 1am this week.

FARMERS were due to meet in Devon Inn, Templeglantine, on Tuesday night September 1st. The IFA National Livestock Chairman Michael Doran was to provide details on the IFA campaign against the Government and Bord Snip attack on livestock farm incomes. Justin McCarthy, Livestock Editor of the Irish Farmers’ Journal was to talk on positive future for weanling and beef producers. Regional advisors from AIB Bank and Teagasc advisors will set out how farmers can deal with the financial, fodder and feed situation this autumn and winter.

PITCH: Mini all weather pitch developed in Abbeyfeale Town Park by the FAI and Limerick County Council, was aides by a grant E35,000.

ROAD Crashes claim the lives of people almost every day, thousand receive various injuries, and surely the media who hype up the dangers of Swine Flu could concentrate their energies in educating us on road safety.

At the Rose Festival the Road Safety Authority had a 09 registered expensive truck with several electronic gadgets including one which was out of order, three hostesses and I was their only customer on Monday evening August 24th. Free High Visibility jackets are available for senior citizens at local pharmacies.

EVENTS: Fashion Show will be held at the Arms Hotel on Sept. 7th in aid of Kerry Parents and Friends and the Brothers of Charity; Kerry Harvest Fair will be held at Tralee Mart Grounds on Sept. 6th; 125 Years of the GAA is now on display at Seanchai; Active Retirement Group in Listowel will meet in St. Patrick’s Hall on Tuesday 1st September from 2.30pm. to 4.30pm. New members welcome; Ceili classes will commence in Clounmacon Community Centre on Tuesday 1st September at 8.30pm, all are welcome; Slow Motorcycle race will be held at Fels Point on Sunday Sept. 6thin aid of Parkinsons Association, their helpline 1800 359 359; Walk in aid of cancer society will be held on Mount Brandon on Sept. 26th starting at 11am;

Listowel Youth Caf=E9 Pool Tournament begins on Thursday 24th September at 6pm. All entries must be in by Friday 11th September. For more information call in or phone: 068 57853;

Evening of Traditional Irish Music & Song at Lawlor’s Bar, Listowel on Thursday Sept. 3rd from 9.30pm, sponsored by Feile Liostuathail; Toastmasters first meeting for the new season takes place on Wednesday September 2nd at the Desmond Complex from 8.30 to 10.30pm; IBEC are having a seminar at Fels Point on Tuesday Sept. 8th, details from 01 605 1527; Killarney and District MC Forest Rally Sept. 6th; Soccer, Ireland v Cyprus on Sept. 5th; Abbeyfeale Rugby Club will celebrate their 50th birthday at the Devon Hotel on 12th of Sept. Grandparents Day at Knock on Sept. 13th; Farmers Market in Listowel and Abbeyfeale every Friday from 9am to 2pm; Tennis, US Open at Flushing Meadows continues till Sept. 6th; Listowel Races begin on the 13th; Ploughing Match begins in Athy on the 22nd; World Heart Day walk Sept. 27th, Irish Heart Foundation number 1850 364 364.

CONGRATULATIONS to Louise Higgins and her Athea Team who recently won their 9th Limerick County Final in a row.

BEST Wishes to Patricia Keane and Graham Black who got married at Duagh Church recently, Fr Pat Moore officiated at the ceremony. Patricia is daughter of Dan and Maureen Keane of Lacca East, Kilmorna.

ST JOHN’S: 1st – 20th Sep. My Gentle Harp: Moore’s Irish Melodies a multimedia exhibition. 1st – 30th The Irish History Primer – Part 1 an exhibition of etchings by Ivan Armstrong. Wednesday 2nd Classical Recital. Friday 4th The Chloe Hall Trio; Kerry new dance company will perform at St John’s on Sept 11th, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA: Film for retired people, From Here to Eternity 1953, will take place at Siamsa Tire on Thursday, September 3rd at 2pm. Exhibition at Siamsa of photographs taken by John Millington Synge 1871-1909, some Kerry pictures are included.

BUS will resume on Sunday, September 13th ex Listowel. Return service ex Cork Friday 18 at 6.15pm only. Thereafter there will be two departures ex Cork each Friday at 1pm and 6.15pm, details from 068 31232. The Ploughing Championships take place this year in Athy from September 22-25. A bus will travel up from Abbeyfeale on Wednesday, September 23 rd, more information from 068 31232.

RETREAT will take place in the Burren from September23 -29 next. There are 12 residential places available. Contact Noirin 087 9459151 or Mary 065 6839530.

HISTORY: Sir John Benn Walsh on August 17th 1849 recorded in his diary that potato blight infected whole field at O Connors land in Derrindaff. Knock Apparition occurred on a wet Thursday 21st of August 1879. Bon Secours Sisters arrived in Tralee on Sept. 8th 1879. Paddy O Callaghan N.T. died on August 23rd 1969. Sept 1st 1939 Germany invaded Poland, England and France declares war on Germany Sept. 3rd 1939. IRISH Deserters in New Zealand, John Danaher Rathkeale, was in Otengo in 1863; John Daly Killarney a waiter was at Bay Islands 1856; George Pickford was at Napier 1855; John Dunden was at Auckland in 1862.

MONEY: Canada Company remittances 1844 Tom O Connor Toronto £1-17-6 to his brother John O Connor Island Macloughra. P.O. Listowel; 1843 remittances John McEllistrum to Mrs Julia McEllistrum of Tralee; John O Connor of Toronto to Mrs Ellen O Connor his mother Listowel, townland Island.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm and Listowel every Tuesday and Wednesday. A week of Perpetual Adoration will commence with Midnight Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel Abbeyfeale on Tuesday, September 1st.

Lectio Divina Group Resumes on Tuesday 1st September in the New Sacristy Listowel after the 10.30am. Mass, all are welcome.

St Joseph’s Young Priest Society will meet on Friday 4th Sep. in the New Sacristy Listowel at 8pm. All Members are asked to attend

LECTURE for parents and those interested in adolescence by Dr Michael Corry, Consultant Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist. Recognising thoughts, moods and behaviors in adolescents including signs of depression, suicide ideation, self-harm, eating disorders. This will take place at Fels Point Hotel on Thursday, October 1st at 8pm. A training seminar for health professionals by Dr Michael Corry will take place on Friday, October 2nd, again at Fels Point Hotel from 10am – 4pm. For details on both of the above, contact Nora, Kerry Adolescent Counseling Centre, Balloonagh, Tralee at 7181333 or email [email protected] There is now a Kerry relatives support group who meet on 1st Wednesday of each month at the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney at 8pm for relatives and friends of people experiencing depressive illnesses or mood disorder, next meeting Wednesday September 2nd.

DEATH of Ted Kennedy which occurred last week brought back many memories of the Kennedy Family, Ted was first elected to the Senate in 1962 to replace his brother John F. who caused a sensation by visiting this country in 1963. While the President was in Ireland all aspects of the Kennedy family was recalled including Brian Boru who was chief of the Kennedy Clan, they had their Seat at the Rock of Cashel. President Kennedy’s great-grandfather Kennedy arrived at East Boston in 1849 and worked as a cooper, from his mother’s side his great-grandfather Tom Fitzgerald who worked as a farm labourer for $6 a month in Massachusetts.

DEATH took place of Dan Ahern of Glin and Tralee on August 25, `09, Dan is survived by his wife Una Lee, brother Mike and sister Mary, Requiem Mass for Dan was celebrated in St John’s Church Tralee on Saturday 29th of August, he was laid to rest at Rath Cemetery, Tralee. Dan has many relations in the Parish.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mai Scanlon, Madeline Moloney, Michael Griffin, Moss McGrath, Dick O Connor, Paddy Finucane, Bob Murphy, Mass for Jackie Walsh on Tuesday Sept. 1st at 8pm; Mass in Knockanure on Thursday 3rd for Catherine Lynch at 8pm; Mass for the First Friday in Moyvane at 8pm for Michael E Mulvihill and deceased members of the Mulvihill family; Mass on Saturday 5th at 8pm for Mary Walsh and the 11am Mass in Moyvane on Sunday is for Mai Scanlon.

KNOCK: A Eucharistic Youth Conference will be held in Cork from September 11 – 13, 2009. All free (donation only). For more information and to book contact [email protected] or phone 086-3238543. September Night Vigil in Knock on Friday September 4th , details from 068 31232.

WALK: Fr. Tim Galvin will attend the annual walk in aid of his Mission in Sudan on Sunday, September 13th next. It is hoped to have a volunteer information table in St. Ita’s Hall after the walk.

KERRY Emigrant Committee recent Church Gate collection realised E721.70.

COMMUNION Rounds for the First Friday will be made in Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the Afternoon.

READERS: Vigil Seline Mulvihill and Bridget McCarthy; 11am Mass Ciara healy and Amanda Coulson. Knockanure, Kathy Kennelly and Mary Fitzgerald.

COLLECTORS for Sept.; Vigil, Noreen O Connell and Michael Liston; 11am Kitty Windle and Mary Lynch and Knockanure Maurice Dowling