Knockanure Notes – 30th May, 2011

PADRE  Pio: Fr. Eremlindo De Capus Personal assistant of Saint Padre Pio was due to concelebrate Mass in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Tuesday 31st May at 8.00pm. Fr. Eremelindo will bring with him one of Saint Padre Pio’s stigmata mittens.

QUESTIONAIRE on Church activities is being  distributed to every house in the Parish, now is your chance to express your views.

AGM of Knockanure Development Association will be held Knockanure Community Centre on June 9th at 8.30pm. After the AGM a meeting concerning the defibrillator with Roger Byrne will be held.

TRIP: Moyvane ICA are organizing a trip to the Dublin Horse Show on Wed, 3rd Aug. 2011, details from Eileen Roche and Marie Walsh.

BOOK: Padraig O Conchubhair recently launched his new book called The Fenians Were Dreadful Men, the great-grandfather of Padraig was a Fenian, he came to slate the Church in Ballylongford.

ST JOHN’S: June exhibition of paintings by Liam Jones; June 2nd, Who killed James Joyce, show at 1pm, Denis Sexton gives a talk on handwriting at 6.30pm and at 8.30pm Cuckoo Blue by Tony Guerin; Friday 3rd, remembering ballad singer Delia Murphy at 1pm, at 5pm Harry Clifton a Professor of Poetry and at 8.30pmDear Frankie; Sat, 4th Ronan Wilmot remembers at Lunchtime, Edward St Aubyn fiction writer at 3.30pm and at play called the Pitch; Sunday 5th at Noon Edinburgh born Jackie Kay, at 2.30pm Michael Hartnett remembered,  at 4.30pm Poets Dr Robyn Rowland and Mary Swander and at 8.30pm The Seafarer, more information from 068 22566.

EVENTS:  Writers Week begins on June 1st; Lecture by Sir Adrian Fitzgerald on an old Fitzgerald tomb will be given at Listowel Library on Thursday 2nd of June at 11.30am; Listowel Fun Run on June 4th starting at 11.30am at Listowel Community Centre; Horse Racing in Listowel5th and 6th of June; All Ireland Rosary Rally is on June 4th;  Motorcycle Festival will be held at Killarney from 3rd to 6th of June, 7,000 bikes are expected to attend; Trip to North of the Country on June 10th and trip to Cape Clear in West Cork later, details from 087 9845 102;  Leaving Cert exams begin on June 8th;  Knocknagoshel annual Carmel Linehan Memorial Walk will be held on June 5th starting at noon; Women’s Marathon in Dublin on June 6th, details from 086 1505 315; Limerick County Fleadh runs from June 2nd to 6th;  Walk and cycle on  Saturday 18th June will  celebrate both the twenty years since the establishment of the Great Southern Trail Action Group and the recent extension which now enables the Rathkeale to Abbeyfeale section of the old  Limerick-Tralee railway to be used for cycling/walking; Bioenergy 2011 conference takes place at Johnstown Castle, Wexford on Thursday 16th June 2011; Clounmacon ICA outing is on June 24th; Knock Summer Festival runs from 24th to 26th of June;

QUEEN of the May procession is a lovely event held in Knockanure each year, great that Canon O Connor, Fr Lucid and Fr O Callaghan were there to take part in the ceremony, the afternoon was well suited to walk, prayers, sermon and singing.

PEOPLE do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. D.A. Carson

OPEN: The Lartigue Monorail and Museum:  is now operating its Summer Schedule, daily from 1pm to 4.30pm (last trip about 4pm).Listowel Castle  is open for guided tours till August;

 ALZHEIMERS Carers Support Group Respite Day Care service provided at the centre every Tuesday and Thursday. The Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm. Further details available from 068 23584.
 RUN/WALK:  in Aid of Kerry Autism (Listowel) & Joe Stack Memorial 5K by The Feale on Saturday June 4th at 1pm. starting at 1.00pm. Registration: all to register from 11.30am in Listowel Community Centre, enquiries: Tim O’Connor 087-9050747.
SEANCHAI Centre will host an Arts & Craft Fair on June 5th as part of Listowel Writers Week.. Door open at 11am.

AWARE: weekly meeting at rooms at the back of St. John’s Church, Castle Street every Tuesday at 8pm.  Relatives meet at The Meadowlands Hotel, Oakpark, Tralee on the first Wednesday of every month at 8pm.  Call Kate on 087-2993142.

WL102fm Summer Hooley will be held at the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine on Monday, June 6. Dancing from 9.30pm – 1am

 FETE : portion of the money raised will go to support the young people traveling to Madrid for World Youth Day. The Fete will take place on Sunday, June 12th in Fr Casey’s GAA Clubhouse Abbeyfeale from 2-6pm. Items for auction ( antiques, furniture, ornaments etc.) Bric– a –brac, Books Clothes in good condition, Turf, Timber, groceries etc. Details of collection contact  068 51915.

INTEL 24 facility in Leixlip, is one of Intel’s most technologically advanced, high-volume manufacturing plants in the world. They produce latest generation silicon microprocessors that power platforms and technology advancements which are essential to the way we learn, live and work today.

CONGRATULATIONS to Cathal and Yvonne O Connor of Moyvane South on the birth of a son a brother for Rachel.

AWARD: The Sunflower Award was recently presented to Mary O Connor of Listowel, in Dublin to thank her for many years supporting the Hospice foundation.

MATERNITY Hospital on the Ennis Road celebrated 50 years of providing services on Saturday last with an open day, over 198.000 babies were born at the hospital over past 50 years, annual average 5,300.

NEW MOON on June 1st. On the evening of June 15th the moon will rise fully eclipsed by the Earth’s shadow, it will be the last total lunar eclipse for us to see till 2015. Despite the blustery weather silage making is making speedy progress. Turf cut over the past month is still not fit for turning.

DAN Kiely is the new chairman of Fianna Fail Listowel Comhairle Ceanntair. He was decisively elected at their AGM held at the Arms Hotel on Friday May 27th 2011. Niall Collins TD promised at the meeting to be available to work for North Kerry. Dan Kiely congratulated Bridie Mai Beaton of Ahalahana, Moyvane on her 86th birthday, she was one of the Moyvane Delegates to the meeting.

RED Tape is delaying international companies who have expertise and money, what about the lone trader, they have no hope of climbing the ladder in this country.

RELATION being sought,  of Maurice O Connor born 27th Jan. 1883 to Maurice Connor and Margaret Galvin of Craughatusane, Listowel.

Message: I am researching family history and wonder do you know anything about a Michael Lynch, Schoolmaster from Rathea, Co Kerry, late 1800s-early 1900s.  He was my great-grandfather on my mother’s side. He was married twice – to Ellen Walsh & then to Mary Dillane. His oldest daughter Johanna (Hannah) Lynch was my grandmother. Thanks for any help you can provide.

MORIARTY: Limerick Chronicle of May 1st 1894; Dean Moriarty, born 1812, Ordained 1837 for parish in Meath, but took missionary work in his native Ventry, he built Churches  and schools in Ventry and Dunquin and crossed to the Blaskets for 25 years, went to Tralee in succession to Archdeacon Denny in 1862, in 1869 went to Annascaul, on the death of his son the Rev Thomas Moriarty of Millstreet in 1879 he took over his Parish, made Dean of Ardfert and received D.D. from TCD. Dean Moriarty had a great knowledge of Irish and used it more than English when preaching.

MERCY Convent Secondary School, St Joseph’s, is amalgamating with the other secondary schools in Abbeyfeale this September. So there was a special Mass in Abbeyfeale Church on Sunday May 22nd 2011, the school had an outstanding choir and a host of musicians participating. Following mass the school soon to be no more was thronged by sightseers and former pupils who were again entertained by the school band. A book remembering St Joseph’s Secondary school was also available; it gives snippets on the 65 years of pupils and teachers, with many interesting photographs. The present school was opened in June 1970 to cater for 350 students, it cost £160,000.  The Mercy Sisters came to Abbeyfeale in 1871 to start a primary school and then in 1926 they continued beyond primary preparing students for further exams, saving parents sending their girls to boarding school. See the school band on youtube.

BEST Wishes to Father Tom Mangan,  Carrigkerry and Father Joe Cussen,  who will celebrate 25 years in the Priesthood on Tuesday 7th June.

EXAM Mass will take place on Friday 3rd  June 7.00pm. in Listowel  Parish Church.

LOUGH Derg Pilgrimages; June 4th to 6th , June 28th to 30th, July 29th to 31st, August 12th to14th, Details from Peg at 068 31232.

 ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Listowel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 10.30am Mass till 7pm.

DEATH took place in London on May 13th 2011 of Michael Anthony Ahern, son of Sean and Aggie Ahern of Moher Cross, Moyvane. Tony will be laid to rest at Alum Lane Cemetery Borehamwood, following funeral Mass on June 3rd 2011. Sean Ahern and his wife Aggie Dillon died in April 2008 and rest at Ahavoher Cemetery.

DEATH: has taken place of Martin Mc Namara, Killeaney Glin, at his residence on Wednesday 18th May 2011. He was a former Principal of Newcastle West Vocational  School.

DEATH of Padraig Kennelly of Tralee, brought tribute from all media outlets, his work as a photographer and reported will be a great resource for the present generation and generations to come. His father Patrick came from Ballylongford and he was son of Tim Kennelly and Elizabeth Scanlon. The Family originally came from Beale.

ANNIVERSARIES: J B Keane, Jerry Enright, Tom Lynch, Maurice O Connor, David Flynn, Owen McGillicuddy, Hannie Fitzgerald, Sr. Maureen Griffin, Chris Sweeney, Eileen Goulding, Mairead Moroney, Hannah Doyle, Sr. M Emilian Bunce, John Costelloe, John Moriarty, Fr. Tim Enright, Peg Normile, Fr Con Herlihy, Br. Hermes O Connor, Bridget Kennelly, Tom Connor, Bill Barry, Fr Tom O Hanlon, Willie Flaherty; Mass for Annie and James O Callaghan at 8pm on Tuesday May 31st; Mass on Thursday June 2nd at Knockanure at 8pm for Jerry Enright; Mass on Fri. 3rd at 8pm in Knockanure for Eileen Goulding and First Friday Mass in Moyvane at 8pm for Kathleen Dore; Mass on Sat. 4th for John, Dan and Bridie Kearney at 8pm; Mass on Sunday at Knockanure 10am for David Dillon and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for Michael Flaherty.

FIRST Friday Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.

MINISTERS: Eucharistic Ministers will be commissioned in Knockanure on Thursday June 2nd and in Moyvane on Friday June 3rd at 8pm Mass.

COLLECTORS for June; Vigil, Philip Kiely and Tom Moloney; 11am Mass, Anne Fitzgerald and Esther Foley; Knockanure 10am Mass Siobhan Fitzgerald.

KNOCK: St Joseph’s Young Priests Society Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Saturday, June 25th.  Bus leaving Tralee at 7am   contact June on 066 7137236
  ‘Fuel for the Journey’  This is for all people aged 18-35 and will take place at Knock from June 24th – 26th.  Over the 3 days, there will be prayer, music, reflection, talks, workshops, etc.  Contact 094 9388100 or 087 6927850.

No Priest;  Bishop Bill Murphy would like to inform the people of the diocese that from July 2011, there will no longer be a priest resident in the parish of Allihies.

MISSAL now in use was introduced on St Patrick’s Day 1975; we will have a new missal with several changes to the text starting Sept. 27th 2011.