Knockanure Notes – 30th January, 2008

COURSE: Start your Own Business Course will be held in Knockanure Community Centre. Anybody interested, please contact (068) 23905.
COMPUTER Classes will begin 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.
CEREMONY of Light for the children of the Confirmation Class in Moyvane and Knockanure took place in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane at the 11o’clock Mass on Sunday 27th January 2008.
LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto results for 25th January, Jackpot wasE5,900, No Winner, numbers drawn were 4-14-25 and 28. Lucky Dips went to the following; Pat O Connor, Keylod; Mike Collins, Woodford, Listowel; Kathleen Killeen, c/o John Barry; May Quirke, Rathoran; Michael Lynch, Moyvane; Peg Moloney, Tullahinnell, Ballylongford; Bar Prize James Sheehy. Next Weeks Jackpot E6,000.
STORYTELLING: A six-week storytelling workshop programme with renowned storyteller Eddie Linehan starts on Monday 28th January at 7pm. Open to young people and adults from 15 years. For booking & enquiries contact the Centre at (068) 22212.
CAO closing date is Feb 1st `08, the fee is E45, Mid Term Break 11th to 15th of Feb. Parent Teacher Meeting at Tarbert Comprehensive School is on Thursday 31st Jan. from 4.15pm to 6.45pm, details from 068 36462.
PARKINSONS Support Group will meet at the Old Kennedy Home, Church Street, Listowel on Jan. 30th at 8pm.
HSE employed two dental surgeons working full time who treated 1,000 people between them, while two private consultants working one day a week were able to treat 700 people needing dental treatment.
PRO of Listowel and District Active Retirement Group is Mairead Pierse.
PICTURES of local interest are on view at
AUTISM Action group held a meeting at Fels Point Hotel on Monday night Jan. 28th , more information from 087 2390 200.
BEST Wishes to Kristine O Carroll of Moyvane South, who celebrated her 18th birthday recently.
EVENTS: ; St Michael’s College will hold their Enrolment and Open Night for the Academic year 2008/2009 on Wednesday 30th January 2008 – 7.00pm -9.00pm; Cancer Support Group will meet at the Arms Hotel on Wed. 30th Jan. at 8.30pm; AGM of the Listowel Mission Bazaar Group will be held in the New Sacristy, Listowel on Friday Feb. 1st at 8.15pm; AA Open Meeting will be held at the Mermaids on Feb. 8th at 8pm; Business Boot Camp will be held at the Brandon Conference Centre on Feb. 1st; Finbar Wright will perform at Abbeyfeale Church on Feb. 1st; Abbeyfeale GAA Club will hold their social at Fr Casey Clubhouse on Saturday 9th of Feb.; Rugby on Saturday Feb.2nd, Ireland v Italy and England v Wales and on Sunday 3rd Scotland v France; Finbar Wright will perform at Abbeyfeale Church on Feb. 1st , details from 084 756 8809; Shrove Tuesday is on Feb. 5th and Lent begins on Ash Wednesday Feb 6th; Athea Comhaltas will hold a Ceili Night at the Gables on Feb. 8th; Comhaltas are having a seminar for adjudicators at Ballincollig on Feb 2nd and 3rd; Clounmacon 32nd Annual Social will be held at the Arms Hotel on Saturday night Feb 2nd; Set Dancing and Ceili classes are held in Clounmacon Community Centre every Tuesday night; 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; IFA AGM is on Jan. 29th; Teagasc will hold a Biodiversity Day at the farm of Kieran Curtin of Templeglantine on Feb. 5th starting at 11am, subject planting native Irish hedges, another Teagasc Biodiversity Day will be held at Abbeydorney on Feb. 12th at 2pm; Racing in Limerick on Feb. 3rd; Workshop for Ministers of the Word will be held at Ardfert Retreat Centre on February 2nd, details from 066 713 4276; North Kerry Finals of Senior Scor will be held at Asdee on Feb 16th; 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; Feb 11th marks the 150 anniversary of the first appearance of Our Lady at Lourdes, it is also World Day of the Sick;
Genealogy office in Limerick is unable to meet visitors due to staff shortage, according to their website.
BOOK: Yarns Short Stories by Mairead Sharry of Kilmorna, published by Red Hen Publishers of Duagh is available from Brenda Woulfe in Listowel. Galtee come West the story of Fr William Casey 1840-1907 covers a vast area of ground, the first chapter covers Abbeyfeale before and during the Land War; Land Conflict; outrages, Boycotting and evictions; land grabbing Land League; Tenant Rights; Ulster; Role of Clergy; Newspapers and Magistrates; Ladies League ; Horace Plunkett; MPs; Anti- English; accommodation for evicted tenants; divisions within the League.
DRAMA: Knockaderry Drama Group will perform Happy Birthday Dear Alice at the Glorach Theatre Abbeyfeale on Feb. 1st and at St John’s Listowel on Sat. Feb 2nd.
BRENDAN Grace will be at the Devon Hotel on Feb 10th , details from 069 84122.
Playwright in Residence at Kerry Council can be contacted at 06 7183 815.
ST JOHN’S: Thursday 31st The Irish Sopranos who include Kay Lynch of Tralee, Wendy Dwyer of Ballincollig and Deirdre Masterson of Gorey.
COMPUTERS: Millions of Euro has been spent on computer classes over the recent past; it is time for a public review of the progress being made.
CREATIONS of the government like the HSE, EPA and a host of other groups are taking on a life of their own and soon the Dail will be unable to exert its authority over them. Most of the recent water scares were produced by people with a questionable agenda.
HISTORY: Voters List 1964/65 for Knocknacaheragh, Kilmorna; Timothy Brosnan; David, Sheila, Patrick and Con Flynn; Timothy, Ellen and Patrick Halloran; Patrick and Lillie Kelliher; Margaret (Peg), James, Denis, John and Nora McCarthy; Joseph, Kate and Bridie Meade; Thomas, Bessie and Daniel Meehan. Kingsland List; John and Ellen Hannon; John and Bridget Lenihan; Daniel Murphy; Maurice and Mary Nash and John Relihan.
Chutes Western Herald of January 19th 1826 reports on the execution of eight criminals in Van Die man’s Land, the reporter says that the have never seen men so penitent, so resigned and apparently so contented to die, the only Irish name in the group was Martin Higgins aged 26 years who warned a young lad of his acquaintance called Reilly to mend his ways before it’s too late. Much of the January editions of the paper were concerned about happenings in Parliament. Sad story of a Brig which was found waterlogged at 30degrees Longitude by a boat travelling from Portugal, they had a living woman lashed to the main top, four living sailors in the rigging and a dead sailor in the shroud, the weather was bad and the sailors too weak to jump into the water to take their chance of being rescued. Great fall of rain 32 inches in Bombay during the first 12 days of the rainy season, average rainfall in England for a year at the tine was 32 inches. New Tax on music paper will bring in one million annually, Piano Fortes and all other musical instruments are liable for duty of 5%,Income or property tax is being spoken of;
His Majesty had an attack of gout; Lieutenant Brevet Captain O Connor, got partial acquittal on charges of conduct unbecoming of an officer; Some things never change; it was remarked in an article about the Society for the Improvement of Ireland In Ireland, that scarcely any public measure that is proposed, will take on a political and party colouring.
SAD: The practice of making St Brigid’s Crosses appears to be dying out.
WALK: Great Southern Trail walk begins on Saturday Feb. 2nd at Newcastle West Station at 3.30pm.
THOUGHT: Unbelief is what appears to be absolutely true based on facts of your experience but it is absolutely false based on God’s word, character and nature, Anonymous;
We must pray not first of all because it feels good or helps, but because God loves us and wants our attention, Henri J. M. Nouwen.
POPE: 200,000 came on January 20th `08 to hear the Angelus led by Pope Benedict in St. Peter’s Square. The people showed their support for the Pope after a small group of local Rome university students and some staff caused the Pope to cancel his visit to their campus.
DEATH took place on January 18th `08 of Maureen Galvin nee Creavin of Cloonloughlin, Mount Talbot, Co Roscommon. Maureen was daughter of the late Frank Creavin of Taughmaconnell and Maureen Costelloe who was a native of Trien, Kilmorna. Maureen Galvin is survived by her husband George, and children Georgina, William, Francis, Gerard and John, Brothers Billy, Frankie and Patrick, sisters Sheila Glennon and Anne Marie, uncles James, P. J., John Costelloe, Ned Costelloe, Benny, Johnny and Martin, aunts Sr. Mary Costelloe in Australia, Ann, Molly, Agnes, Francie, Chrissie and Mary.
Following Requiem Mass at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Four Roads on Monday January 21st Maureen Galvin was laid to rest in the local Tisrara Cemetery. Maureen Galvin was grand daughter of Jack Costelloe and Julia Stack of Trien Kilmorna.
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.
ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm, Knockanure Wednesday 10am to 6pm, Listowel every Tuesday and Wednesday and Abbeyfeale Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm.
DEATH has took place on January 23rd `08 of Dick Stack of Gaoraville, Moyvane South. Dick is survived by his wife Sheila Keefe, son Richard, daughters Mary, Majella, Kay, Brid and Julia, brother Tom in Ennis, sisters Dympna in Mountbellow and Bridie Behan in Lisselton. Following Requiem Mass in Moyvane Church, was celebrated by Fr Lucid P.P. assisted by Canon Kelly,Fr Crawford, Fr McMahon, Fr Sheehy, Fr Madden, Fr Lawlor, and Fr Kennelly. The hymns were sung by the Flaherty Family of Keylod. Dick Stack who was born on 31st of June 1926 and married Sheila O Keeffe of Kilmorna in 1965 was taken by horse Hearse from Moyvane Church to be laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure, Moyvane on Saturday January 26th `08. Dick Stack was predeceased by his sister Mai McCarthy in Tralee and Brother John Stack in Galway their parents were Jim Stack a native of Ballygoughlin and Mollie Cunningham a native of Kilbaha.
Death has taken place of Tim Guiney, Tim was son of Michael Guiney of Moyvane South and Bridget Shine of Kilbaha. Following Requiem Mass in Moyvane Church on Monday January 28th `08, Tim Guiney was laid to rest among his ancestors at Murhur Churchyard, Moyvane. Tim was predeceased by siblings John, Con, Mai and Hannah.
ANNIVERSARY: Fr Downey, Bridie McElligott, Fr Michael Leen, Mai Stack, William Hudson, Mary Enright, Sean Histon, Sr. Peter Hudson, Anthony Kennelly, Sheila O Connor, Mike Brosnan, Jer Woods, Bill Buckley, Nell Kiely, Eileen Ahern, Ann Kelly, Masses for week beginning Monday 28th Jan all evening at 7.30pm; Helen Roche, Monday; John Joe Sheehy and deceased members of the Sheehy Family on Tuesday; Months Mind for Chrissie O Connor nee Flaherty on Wednesday; Thursday Evening Mass in Knockanure for the people of the Parish; First Friday Mass, Feast of St Bridget in Moyvane for Mary and Joe Lynch; Saturday 2nd Months Mind for Sheila Buckley; Feast of St Blaise Sunday Mass in Knockanure at 10am, Feb 3rd for Michael Bambury and Moyvane at 11am for Martin and Mary Mulvihill.
COLLECTION for Lourdes Helpers this weekend.
READERS: Linda Kennelly, Catriona Collins, Jerry Duggan, Margaret Flaherty, Aileen Stack.
COLLECTORS for Feb.: Jimmy Collins, Brid Flavin, Richard Stack, Seamus Roche and Kathy Kennelly.
TROCAIRE Boxes will be available for Lent again this year.