Knockanure Notes – 30th January, 2010

WALK: Knockanure Community Centre 2nd Annual Sponsored Walk will be held on Sunday 20th Feb. at 2pm, if you wish to support contact 068 49799. Aerobics and Body Conditioning Classes at Knockanure Community Centre began on Wed. Jan. 12th from 8 to 9pm. Car boot Sale at Knockanure Community Centre on Sunday Feb. 6th from Noon to 4pm, book space at 068 49799 before Feb. 3rd. Dancing Classes with Timmy Woulfe at Knockanure Community Centre on Thursday nights at 8.30 pm , all are welcome.

ST BRIDGET’S Cross was sold at masses last weekend in aid of Listowel Hospice. E500 was collected. Great to see the local ladies keeping up the tradition of making St Bridget’s Cross and supporting a good cause.

WELCOME to our new Altar Server Fergal Leahy he is joining the present servers Mare and Lauren who have been serving faithfully. We also thank parents who make that special effort to attend all the services. Any boy or girl who would like to become an altar server will get training.

 SOCIAL: The Annual North Kerry Pioneer social will take place on Friday the 11th February 2011 at the Golf hotel, Ballybunion. The night begins with mass at 7.30p.m. Followed by a meal and music with Neilie O Connor & Band, Tickets are available from committee members, Michael Liston and Mary Kearney.

 AWARE meets every Tuesday at 8pm in the Sacristy rooms at the rear of St. John’s Church, Tralee.  Contact 1890 303 302 or Mental Health Awareness meeting for parents will be held at Listowel Family Centre on 27th Jan. at 7.30pm all are welcome.
STRESS Reduction; An 8 week course will commence on Wednesday, February 16th in the Brandon Hotel at 7pm.  For information and application, contact Eva on 087-2712662.

SAFETALK Training information from 068 23551.

BALL in aid of mental heath and special needs will be held at the Arms Hotel on Feb. 12th , doors open at 7pm.

CONCERT: Liam Lawton Concert takes place on Sunday, February 13th in St. John’s Church, Tralee at 8pm. Tickets already sold are valid for this date. More tickets are still available at the Parish Centre.

ST JOHN’S: Thurs 3rd Film Club – The Pipe  documentary film by Director Risteard O Domhnaill, which tells the story of a community tragically divided, and the prospect of a pipeline that can bring economic prosperity or destroy a way of life; Fri 4th, A Different Animal, A new play written by Maedhbh Hachéid and presented by Wild Beast Theatre Co; Limerick; Sat 5th to 28th, From The Stones, An exhibition of paintings and poetry by Brenda Fitzmaurice and Mary Kennelly; Tues 8th, Joy Kills Sorrow, From Boston, The best of American, Country & Bluegrass on guitar, banjo, mandolin, base & vocals, more from 068 22566.

NEW Moon on Feb. 3rd; buds are appearing on shrubs, daffodils are showing signs of life and farmers are getting some field work done.

EMIGRATION is set to reach 100, 000 over the next two years, makes big headlines, and then we are told the CSO had an estimate in Sept. 2009 of 65,100 were leaving that year.

SENIOR Citizens Party organised by St Vincent de Paul is taking place in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Sunday 6th February at 1.30pm. All Senior Citizens welcome.

EVENTS: Farmers Market in Abbeyfeale reopens Feb. 4th ; Business Boot Camp at the Brandon Hotel on Feb. 4th starting at 8.45am, details from 066 719 1990 ; Comhaltas Munster Convention at 2pm in the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow; Glin Day Care Centre outing for locals is on Thursday Feb. 10th , details from 068 26003; Catholic Schools Week  January 30th  to February 5th; A weekend trip from Friday 18th February to Sunday 20th February to the Divine Mercy Conference in the RDS Arena is been organised for the West Limerick/North Kerry Area, contact  087 4147001; Racing Clonmel on Feb. 3rd; Kerry Farmers Hunt Ball Sat Feb. 18th, details from 0870903812; Counselling Service provided by Limerick Social Services available every Monday in Abbeyfeale.  Contact 061 314111 for an appointment; West Limerick Toastmasters meet on Wednesday, February 2nd  in the Desmond Complex from 8.30 to  10.30pm ; The Chernobyl Children’s charity Céilí takes place in the Devon Inn Hotel on Friday February 18th, at 9.30pm; Bring and Buy sale in aid of Listowel Youth Café on Feb. 11th from 9am to 3pm, details from 087 6411271; Kerry London Association AGM will be held on Feb. 9th at The Kingdom Bar, 229 Kilburn High Road at 8pm;
Budding entrepreneurs are invited on February 25th to take part in  ‘Startup Weekend’ at the National Digital Research Centre in Dublin; The U.S. Food and Drug Administration have a plan with 25 actions to implement during 2011 to improve the most common path to market for medical devices; Chinese New Year Feb. 3rd;

EBS are asking you to nominate your favourite community club, group or cause to be in with a chance of being awarded their €500 regional EBS Community Fund Award.
Voting, just click on and select the name of who you would like to vote for. Closing date for entries is 5pm on February 7th, 2011
PLAY: Moll by Abbeyfeale Drama Group will be performed at Fr Casey Hall on Feb. 3rd 5th ,8th and 10th.

SIAMSA: September `82 a tribute to the great Kerry team will be performed at Siamsa on Feb. 9th, 10th and 11th.

FARMING: Munster Cattle Breeding Group Seminar will be held at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wed. Feb. 2nd at 8pm, among the speakers will be local born Dr. Doreen Corridan, all are welcome.

TEAGASC are having a conference at Dublin Castle on agricultural education helping economic recovery on Feb. 10th 2011; Local born researcher at Johnstown Castle, Robert Prendiville has a high profile report in the latest edition of Today’s Farm, an official Teagasc publication.

APPEAL for Mater Heart Foundation 2011: From 5th February to 13th February inclusive. Collectors  please contact Jackie McGillicuddy on 068-21529 & 0872683417.

HEALTH: The British government is proposing to give 80% of the NHS budget to family doctors and primary care trusts are to be abolished.

ENABLE Ireland require volunteers to support summer programmes (May to July) in their adult and children services.  For further information, contact 066  7181746, Deadline for applications is February 24th.

ARTICLES: 2011 edition of the Loughill/Ballyhahill Newsletter, items for inclusion  are now being requested by the Parish Hall committee. The deadline is the end of February.

CREATIVE Writing Classes for children will begin at Seanchai on Sat. Feb. 5th from Noon, age 7 to 12 and 13 to 16, more details from  068 22212.
SALES: More cars and trucks were sold by General Motors in China last year than in the U.S. Toyota  had 8.42 million sales worldwide last year, compared to GM’s 8.39 million.

FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Tourism training and education programme will be based in St Paul’s Heritage Centre, Glin in 2011. A registration night will be held on Wednesday, February 2nd at 7:30pm, more information at 087 9218588 between 5pm & 7pm.

 KDYS: Are running a DJ course and FETAC level 4 caring for children course, open to secondary students only, information contact KDYS Listowel on 068-23744.

NANO Nagle Tour Fundraiser will be held at Kearney’s Bar Moyvane on Feb. 5th , music with Gabriel Fitzmaurice and the Bog Hole Boys.

IRISH Press 5th April 1934, Branch of Cottage Tenants and Rural Workers Association formed at Knockanure, Moyvane and Ballyheigue, the General Secretary of the organisation was Mr M Kerins of Brosna. The government congratulated for slum clearance, they should pay attention to the deplorable condition of schools, which were breeding grounds for disease. Irish Press, 18th Dec. 1957 Knockanure Moyvane Church Building fund Draw results; First Prize New Prefect Car or £400 went to T Gorman, Birds Bazaar , the Market , Killarney. Second Prize £ 50 went to Sheila Grennan, Rath, Birr, Co offaly. Third Prize £25 James Fitzgerald , Ahalahana, Moyvane. 4th prize £15 Mary Agnes Stack, Carrueragh. 5th prize Maurice Lynch , Laherseach, Ballybunion. Irish Press, 15th Dec. 1958; Officers of Knockanure Fianna Fail; Chairman Patrick Stokes, Vice Chairman Willie Finucane, Lisaniskea. Secretary Pat Doody, Carrueragh. Treasurer Jerry Clancy Knockanure and Michael Bambury Gortaglanna. Also reported in the same edition, 60 prisoners in Crumlin Road Prison Belfast were to receive parole for Christmas.

FASHION at the races in Punchestown, snippet taken from Kildare Observer 28th April 1906.Countess of Listowel had a dark costume;  the Countess of Clonmel had a pleated gown of very dark purple cloth; Lady Weldon looked remarkably well in a Princess gown of pale grey cloth, with silver embroidery on the bolero, and a black picture hat, with long black tulle scarf; Lady Milbanke wore dark blue, with a lovely cluster of pink
carnations fastened on her vest; Lady Annette La Touche was dressed in black crepe de chine, with tiny white plisses on the bodice, and a black toque; Hon. Georgina O’Brien was in black and white and handsome furs; Mrs. St. Leger Moore wore Cresson green cloth, with embroideries of paler green on
the bolero.

TRUE: It’s true that we don’t know what we’ve got until we lose it, But it’s also true that we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives.

BIBLE: Reading & Praying the Gospel of Matthew Led by Fr. Séamus O’Connell on February 4th & 5th 2011 in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney, information  to register, email: [email protected] or contact 064 6632644.

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

RETREAT for the men of  Listowel  Parish is taking place in Ardfert Retreat Centre on Thursday 3rd February from 8 to 11pm. Contact 068-21529. Retreat for Moyvane Parish is on Sunday 20th Feb. more information from 49352, 49401, 49103.

FEAST of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple  Wednesday, February 2nd. It is also Candlemas Day, donations for candles accepted on the day. Feast of St Blaise blessing of throats in Knockanure on Thursday 3rd at 7.30pm, candles for home use will also be blessed on the night.

 SEVEN Sundays Devotion to St Joseph; The first sorrow and joy of St. Joseph, which began last Sunday: Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because she has conceived what is in her by the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son and you must name him Jesus, because he is the one who will save his people from their sins.” Mt. 1:20:21.

COLLECTION at Church for Lourdes Helpers on this weekend.

ANNIVERSARIES: William Hudson, Sean Histon, Sr. Peter Hudson, Anthony Kennelly, Sheila O Connor, Bridget Neville, Mike Brosnan, Bridie Stack, Jer Woods, Jack McGuire, Bill Buckley, Nell Kiely, Eileen Ahern, Mary Fitzgibbons, Ann Kelly, Denis Noonan, Eileen Connell, Charley Bartishell, John Keane, Joan Philips, Nora Behan, Maureen Kennelly, Catherine Halpin, Michael Reidy, Months Mind Mass on Tuesday 1st Feb. at 7.30pm for Ben Mulvihill, Mass on Fri. 4th at 7.30pm for Ned O Flaherty, Mass on Sat. 5th at 7.30pm for Fr. Michael Hanrahan, Mass on Sun. 6th at 10am in Knockanure for Michael and Teresa Bambury and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for Nellie Kissane.

DEATH took place recently of Michael O Regan who was born at Tullahinell 96 years ago and went to England and lived at Northwood Hills, Middlesex, he was laid to rest on January 28th 2011. Michael was brother of the late Catherine Lynch of Knockanure who died in 2002.

DEATH took place of Nora Ita Hunt nee Fitzgerald of Coole West Athea on January 29th 2011.Nora Ita is survived by her husband Ted Hunt and children Margaret, Pat, Catriona, John, Helena, Joanne and Neilus, Siblings Pa, Mike, Margie, Phil, Daisy, Julia, Helen and Kitty. John, Billy, Theresa, Nancy, and Mary Agnes predeceased Nora Ita Hunt. Requiem Mass for Nora Ita was celebrated at Athea Church on Monday January 31st 2011, she was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery Athea following mass. Nora Ita was daughter of Paddy Fitzgerald and Catherine Quirke of Knocknasna, Abbeyfeale.

FIRST Friday of the Month, Usual Communion Rounds in Knockanure in the mornings and Moyvane in the afternoon. Mass in Knockanure on Thursday 3rd at 7.30pm, feast of St Blaise, Mass on Friday 4th in Moyvane at 7.30pm.

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

Confessions in Moyvane before the Vigil Mass on Saturdays.

COLLECTORS for Feb. Vigil, Jimmy Collins and Den Hanrahan; 11am Richard Stack and Seamus Roche; Knockanure Cathy Kennelly.

READERS: Vigil, John Corbett; 11am Amanda Coulson and Knockanure Patricia and Andrew Rogan.