Knockanure Notes – 30th March, 2008

SENIOR Citizens: Chiropodist will attend the Marian Hall on Saturday April 5th at 3pm, please make appointment with Eileen at 068 49472.
“Video” Video of the Senior Citizens 2007 Christmas Party. This is a memorable keepsake and would be a lovely gift for family or friends at home or abroad, details from Ita at 087 7533027. Knockanure Community Centre Social Day for the Active Retired which was to be held on Monday 31st March, is cancelled, details from 068 49799.
CLADDAGH Ring was found at Listowel Church, details from the sacristan.
ESB will give a power cut to Gortdromagowna on Tuesday April 1st from 9.30am to 4.30pm. The street lights in the Village have been on day and night for a long time now and they talk about energy conservation. ESB are to spend E22 billion over the next 12 years in improving infrastructure and generating capacity, they expect that by 2020 one third of generated electricity will come from renewable sources. Energy Form was held recently, the Taoiseach was one of the keynote speakers; it was attended by over 400 people. Sustainable Energy Ireland will hold a heat and power Demo day at Westwood Hotel, Galway on Friday 4th April, details from 023 63393, or email [email protected]
ST JOHN’S: Wednesday April 9th Doug Macleod who was born in New York; Thursday 10th The Syrius Trio, featuring Elizabeth Cooney, Jane O Hara and Bobby Chen, Exhibition of oils on canvas and mixed media by French artist Arthure will be launched on Saturday April 5th at 8.30pm.
TINTEAN: Furey Brothers will be at Tintean on Friday April 3rd and Troubled Bachelors will be performed on April 11th and 13th, details from 068 28003;
CHARITY Concerts with The Dunvant Male Voice Choir in aid of Parkinson’s Society will be held at the Lanterns on April 5th , an informal evening to meet singers will be held on Friday April 4th from 9pm at the Lanterns and on April 6th another concert will be held at Siamsa, after the concert an informal evening will be held at the Brogue, details from The Lanterns, Tarbert 068 36210, Mary Gore, Listowel at 068 21927.;
EVENTS: Lisbon Treaty talk will be delivered by Dr Anthony Coughlin at the Grand Hotel on Monday March 31st at 8.30pm. Toastmasters next meeting at the Desmond Complex in Newcastle West is on Wednesday April 2nd; Space Station can be seen crossing our sky till April 9th;
Sustainable Energy Ireland heat and power demonstration day will be held at Westwood Hotel, Galway on Friday 4th April `08, details from 023 63393 or e-mail [email protected] ; Lecture on smuggling in the 17th and 18th century will be given at the library in Listowel on April 10th at 8pm by David Fleming; Bosco McMahon who is well known for his interest in horses and vintage events will be interviewed on Cork 103 radio on Monday April 7th starting at 9.30pm; Good Food Day will be held at Seanchai on Sunday April 6th from 2pm to 5pm, details from 068 22212; Sunday April 6th a Rag Meeting will be held at Fitz’s Field Abbeyfeale starting at 10.30am, proceeds in aid of St Ita’s Hospice Beds Appeal, details from 087 611 9636; Intercultural and anti racism week is from 7th to 14th of April; Aintree Grand National runs from April 3rd to 5th; Latin American Week runs from 5th to 12th of April; Niall Mallon Township Trust Gala Banquet will be held at Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday 11th of April `08, details from 087 637 3000; International Children’s Games committee are coming to Tralee and a special information evening will be held at Fels Point Hotel on Saturday April 12th at 7.30pm; US Masters runs from 10th to 13th of April; Earth Day April 22nd; Kerry Bicycle festival will be held in Tralee from 17th to 20th April, Festival Film night will be held Friday April 18th , if you want to enter a film on cycles do so before April 10th to Samhlaiocht Tralee; Explore Sumatra with the Irish Heart Foundation from October 10th to 23rd `08, details from 01 668 5001; Sharon Shannon will play at the Convent Hall in Abbeyfeale on May 4th `08; Summer Soccer for schools, details from 1890 653 653; Irish Heart Foundation Skipathron is from 7th to 11th of April;
MONEY: We are told that money is hard to find to improve the conditions of humans in the third world, but 2,000 scientists from 34 countries can be employed working on the Large Hadron Collider at a cost of $10 billion, the facility is underground between France and Switzerland; the Euro Hubble Space Telescope another big spender cost $2 billion.
NEW MOON on Sunday April 6th; Very unsettled weather at the end of March turned gave many green fields a tint of yellow; Planting of maize under plastic begins on April 10th; Now that the milk supply is increasing there is talk of a prices decrease, there is also a decrease in the price of Soya and corn according to the press.
JOB Seeking information for farmers is available at North Kerry Together, more information from 068 23429
PLANTS are available from Parents and Friends Association, opening time Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm, more information from 068 229 77.
MARATHON: Women’s Mini Marathon will be held on June 2nd, closing date for entries is in April.
MEETING: A committee meeting of the Moyvane Development Association which was due to take place on Tuesday 1st April at 9pm in the Marian Hall is now cancelled. Tidy Town Season will get into action from now on. April Spring Clean campaign continues, details from 066 7183562;
PLASTIC: Farm Plastics Collection at Listowel Mart on March 31st from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Kerry Farm Relief Services 066 7141099.
ORGAN Donor Awareness week continues till April 5th;
BOOK on Monsignor Hugh O Flaherty called the Vatican Pimpernel by Brian Flemming will be launched shortly.
KDYS Battle of the Bands will be held on Friday April 4th at the Presentation Secondary School in Listowel time 8pm to 11pm, details from 068 23744.
CAMOGIE registration day will be held at Emmets Clubhouse on Saturday April 12th. From 7 years up required.
BLOOD Transfusion Service will be at KDYS Tralee on March 31st, April 1st ,2nd and 3rd, time 3pm to 5pm and in the evenings from 7pm to 9pm each day.
HEALTH: Mental Health Recovery Conference will be held at Charleville Park Hotel on April 18th `08, it will be chaired by Vincent Browne, details from [email protected]
IT Tralee are having events to commemorate their 30th anniversary; A talk and book launch ill be held at the North Campus on April 2nd at 4pm, the talk will be given by Fergus Finlay and he will launch a book by Colm O Doherty; Maurice Neligan will talk on The Health Policy at 4pm on April 7th and on April 9th an interfaith service will be held at 2pm, details of events from 066 7191718.
ART: IT Tralee want primary school children’s art to help them celebrate their 30th birthday, closing date for entries is April 25th `08. IT Tralee will have a gala dinner on April 24th at 6.30pm, details from 066 719 1820.
WRITING Competition to mark the 40th anniversary of Concern is being organised for secondary school pupils, details from
Co-operation Ireland celebrates 25 years of cycling this year with a two day bike ride on the 14th and 15th of June `08, details from [email protected]
Kerry Action for Development Education can be contacted at 066 7181 358.
BIBLE: Three days and three nights Sarah, daughter of Raguel, fasted in the upper chamber, and prayed to be delivered of the demon which had possessed her and had killed her seven husbands on the first night of their marriage. She later became the wife of Tobias; Three days Ester fasted before she approached her husband the King of the Persians, to plead for the safety of her uncle and all her people c 510 B.C. ; Three days and three nights the darkness lasted during the ninth plague of darkness in Egypt.
TREES: On average 36% of Europe is forested in comparison to 10% in Ireland, a hectare of forest can store 3.4 tonnes of carbon per year; Oak is the king of the forest, the druids taught and worshiped under it, carrying acorns in your pocket, may bring long life; Ash a symbol of stability, the druids made their wands from ash; Holly was said to gives protection from evil spirits and witches; White thorn grew around near blessed wells and people tied bits of rags to its branches, also known as may tree of fairy bush, when in flower people danced around it in midsummer; Elder was a sacred tree , it has lovely flowers in summer and berries in autumn which have many uses; Hazel was said to promote poetry, wisdom and fertility, they were often planted near sacred wells, Tara was built beside a hazel wood; White flowers appear on the Blackthorn early in the spring, blackthorn made a good walking stick and in times past was used for fighting.
TEACH in Ghana, details from 086 804 5222.
SUPERIORS of the Presentation Brothers; the first was Br. Pat Shine from Kilbaha, he died in 1905, next was Br. Aloysius Rahilly of Rockchapel, next was Br. Peter Curtin and the fourth Superior was Br James Angelus Keane who was born at Duagh on April 2nd 1872 to Jeremiah Keane and Bridget Woulfe.
JOHN Wesley wrote in his diary on April 5th 1790 that Mr Sellers had a Newfoundland dog and an old raven, the bird has learned the bark of the dog and if the dog stays out for a day or two the bird will hoard scraps for him till he returns.
THOUGHT: But the pains that He endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured, Alleluia!
Now above the sky He’s King, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!,
Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia! Charles Wesley;
Courage is going from failure to failure without loosing enthusiasm; Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
THANKS for returning your Trocaire Boxes and CHY
MASS Times: New Time begins on Sunday 30th March. Evening Masses at 8.00pm from now on.
DEATHS have taken place in tragic circumstances of father and son Michael and Denis Hanrahan of the Hill Moyvane. Michael was son of Denny Hanrahan of the Hill and Julia Scanlon of Kilmorna. Michael was predeceased about 12 years ago by his wife Ann Crowley who died of cancer leaving her husband to rear a young family namely Marian, Carina, Aine, Shane and Denis. The Hanrahan Family have been involved in countless parish activities over the years, few families could match their commitment to their native place.
ANNIVERSARIES: Margaret Brassil, Bill Kelly, Fr John Dalton, Ted Keane, James Cunningham, Jason Toolan, Eileen Carr, Mai Hickey, Georgie O Donnell, John Downey, Bridie Shine, Timmy Keane, Nora Buckley, Paddy Scanlon, Mary of the Sacred Heart Leahy, Matt Costelloe, Mass on Thurs. 3rd at Knockanure 8.00pm for Michael Flynn; Mass on Fri. 4th 8.00pm for William & Nora Buckley; Mass on Sat. 5th at 8.00pm for Nora & Stephen Brosnan & the deceased
Members of the Brosnan Family and Sunday Mass in Knockanure on the 6th April at 10.00am for Ellen & Vanda Horgan.
FIRST Friday of the Month the usual Communion Rounds will be made in Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.
STATION for Upper Carrueragh will be held on Monday 7th April at 7.30pm at the home of Joseph & Peggy Barrett.
ADORATION continues in Moyvane on Sundays 4 to 5pm, Wednesdays from 10am to 7pm, Knockanure 10am to 6pm on Tuesdays and Abbeyfeale Monday to Friday 6pm to 8pm and First Fridays from 10.30 am to 7pm.
COLLECTORS for April Vigil Tom Hanrahan & Olive Keane 11.00am Gerard Mulvihill & Diarmaid Keane.
Knockanure 10.00am Maurice Dowling
READERS: 8.00pm Una Fitzmaurice & Elaine Hudson
11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely
Knockanure 10.00am Mary Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.
DIVINE Mercy Sunday afternoon devotions in Abbeyfeale attracted a packed church; there was singing, prayers and mass.
Many from the surrounding parishes were in attendance and all stayed till the end of ceremonies and were in no hurry home afterwards which is in marked contrast to the usual Sunday mass.
In 1930 Fr James Neville, uncle of former parish priest of Abbeyfeale went to Africa. His first parish was Moshi at the foot of Kiliminjara. He built a church, school and house. Twenty-five years later he did the same again in Mbokomo. Moshi has since become a city and a Diocese.
Mbolomo last year celebrated its golden jubilee. The parish priest Fr. Nicetus Kyara. C.S.Sp. invited some of the deceased Fr Neville’s family to join them in the celebration. Fr Kyara was invited to see where Fr. Neville came from and to meet the people who had supported Fr. Neville’s missionary achievements. He is hoping for continued support to complete the development programme begun by Fr. Neville.
Fr Kyara will be visiting Abbeyfeale next Sunday April 6th `08. He is a Tanzanian born Holy Ghost priest. The Holy Ghost order which has strong roots in Abbeyfeale .