Knockanure Notes – 31st August, 2008

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure took place on Monday the 1st September, 2008. For details ring the office on 068 49799 between the hours of 9.30 am to 1.30pm Monday to Friday. Anybody wishing to book the Centre for Any Occasion (Christenings, Birthdays, Funerals etc) Please contact the office at 068 49799 0r Mobile No. 086 8392787.
Listowel and District Active Retirement group are back in action again and meet at St Patrick=E2=80=99s Hall on Tuesday from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Community bus service from Listowel to Ballybunion every Tuesday during September, details from 1890 528 528.
COMMUNITY Games Meeting will be held on 23rd September at 9pm in the Marian Hall.
The Senior Badminton Club re-opened on Monday Sept. 1st at 8 .00pm.
A.G.M. of the Shannonside No Name Club will take place at the Community Centre Tarbert on Monday Sept. 8th at 8.00 pm. We invite anybody interested in helping with the club to attend particularly Parents/Guardians of young people interested in joining in the coming year.
We will be accepting applications for membership for this year in September, application forms will be available after the A.G.M. from the Comprehensive School Tarbert and from Mary Normile 087 9573660 and Maura McDermot 086 3475988. This year membership is limited to 60.
THANKS: Kerry Parents & Friends Association thank most sincerely the collectors & contributors at their recent Church Gate Collection at which =E2=82=AC739.61 was raised.
FEILE Lois Tuathail will host an evening of Traditional Irish Music, Song & Dance in Flanagan=E2=80=99s Bar, Church Street, Listowel on Thursday 4th September from 9.30pm A raffle will be held on the night in aid of the Festival which takes place from 3rd to 5th October. All welcome.
RACES accommodation, details from 068 23036.
SCHOOL: Cost of education could be greatly reduced with co-operation from all concerned.
WOMEN: An information evening relating to a new a twelve week Introduction to Women=E2=80=99s Studies Programme takes place on Tuesday September 9th at 8pm in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West. It is open to all women, particularly those in rural areas, low-income earners or women working full time in the home. No previous experience or qualifications required. To book a place for the information evening contact: Brenda Heath on 069 66290 (Monday to Wednesday) or email [email protected].
MILK Price is very much on the minds of dairy farmers at present, due to extra cost of production this year. Kerry is not giving good example as reports suggest that their price is in ninth position out or 13 in last years price league.
Congratulations to Kieran Flavin of Knockanure who competed in the Tin whistle section in the All Ireland Fleadh in Tullamore.
VOTERS list is being updated, details from 1800 245 380.
EVENTS for September: Samaritans information evening on Wednesday Sept.3rd at 8pm, they are in Tralee for the past 20 years and need about 80 volunteers to maintain their services, details from 066 7122 566; Coping with loss information evening will be held at the Arms Hotel at 7.30pm on Wednesday Sept.3rd; will have a weekly help group at Seanchai, starting September 4th at 11am, details from 064 20052;
Toastmasters will meet at the Desmond Complex on Wednesday night September 3rd, Tralee Toastmasters meet at O Donnell=E2=80=99s of Mounthawk on the first and third Monday of each month; Vintage Day at the Thatch in Lisselton on Sunday Sept. 7th in the afternoon; Coffee Morning will be held at Helen Collins of the Hill Abbeyfeale on this Wednesday, proceeds in aid of house building in Calcutta; Addiction Seminar will be held at Fels Point on Wednesday night September 3rd; Night Vigil bus to Knock leaves on Sept 5th , details from 068 31232; Pattern Day in Ballyheigue Sept 8th also Open Day at Ardfert Retreat Centre; Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock is on Sunday 14th of September, Chief Celebrant is Bishop John Fleming, Bishop of Killala. Guest Singer, Fr Liam Lawton; Rehearsals began on Monday night in Glorach , Abbeyfeale at 8pm for the Lourdes Play. The Glorach Players are inviting new members and anyone interested in being involved to come along ;Employment Law Seminar will be held at Fels Point on Sept. 11th from 9am to 11am, it is organised by IBEC; Education for adults exhibition will be held at the Brandon hotel on Wednesday 10th of Srpt. From Noon till 8pm, details from 066 7121 488; Development Forum will be held in Kilkenny on Sept 6th, the event is organised by Comhlamh, details from [email protected]; Education Culture Night will be held in major cities around the country on September 19th details from or ring 01 888 3610; Oyster Festival in Ballylongford runs from 12th to 14th of September; Health Show at the RDS on 6th and 7th of Sept.; Kerry School of Music classes begin on Sept. 8th at St Patrick=E2=80=99s Hall details from 066 7125 690; A Practical First Aid course will begin on Sept 17th at 8pm in St Ita=E2=80=99s Hall, Abbeyfeale, registration is on Wed. 10th Sept from 8pm to 9pm; Mount Brandon walk in aid of cancer research takes place on Saturday September 27th , details from 066 9155 231; Five secluded Holy Wells in North Kerry will be visited by historians under the guidance of Sean Quinlan on Sunday September 28th , they will meet at Kilflynn Church at 2.30pm; Epilepsy: Brainwave – The Irish Epilepsy Association will hold a support group meeting on Thursday 4th September at 8.00 p.m in the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel, Limerick. This meeting will be chaired by a psychotherapist. All are welcome; Ploughing Championship at Kilkenny begins on Sept. 23rd; Registration for St Joseph Basketball Club for 2008/9 takes place in Fr. Casey=E2=80=99s Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale on Thurs. 4th Sept from 7 =E2=80=938pm. Any Queries contact Bridget 087/2069749 or Anne 087/6725979;
Symposium on Bio-Fuels will be held at UCC on Tuesday 16th of Sept. ,details from 021 490 3363; Irish Champion Stakes is on the 6th of Sept.; Young entrepreneur programme seminar will be held at the Brandon Hotel on September 26th. Details from 066 7191 990; Pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Kerry Airport leaves on October 3rd, details from 066 9477 674; World Rural Women=E2=80=99s Day will be marked with a conference in the Hudson Bay Hotel in Athlone on October 15th, details from 068 44255;
GAA: Knockanure was beaten by Asdee recently score 1-8 to 1-7. Jupiter several events, involving its moons passing in front of and behind the planet, as well as its Great Red Spot;
WALK from Tralee to Ballyheigue will take place on Monday, September 8th (Feast of Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary). You are invited to join with Fr Bill Carroll in this pilgrimage walk. The walk begins from the Dominican Church, Tralee at 6am =E2=80=93 break for Rosary & coffee at Ardfert. Pilgrims arrive in time for concelebrated Mass with Bishop Bill Murphy at Our Lady=E2=80=99s Well, Ballyheigue.
BREAST Cancer Conference will be held at Croke Park on Sept.6th , details from 1800 30 90 40.
ARTHRITIS Management information is available from 01 6618 188.
CARING for Carers information day will be held at the Desmond Complex on September 13th from 10am to 2pm, details from 061 393 115. Home care providers can contact 068 3755 451 for information.
OCD Support Group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at the Meadowlands Hotel from 8pm =E2=80=93 9.30pm. Next meeting is on Sept. 4th.
AWARE group offer support for those who are sufferers of depression, and for their families and friends every Tuesday at 8pm in the Sacristy rooms at the rear of St. John=E2=80=99s Church, contact 066 7128010.
EVENING Classes information at Tarbert Comprehensive School is available from 068 36105.
Options for Adults exhibition will be held at the Brandon Hotel on Wednesday September 10th from noon, details from 066 7121.
GRANTS: Minister Eamon Ryan has announced that grants will be made available for Cluster Housing of five or more. The government hope to save 20% on energy by 2020.
John Gormley has got government approval in principle to offset emissions associated with official air travel by ministers and civil servants.
WATER Aerobatics Classes in Ballybunion for 6 weeks, details from Jill McCarthy at 068 49489.
ST JOHN=E2=80=99S: September 2nd Bluegrass Band; September 5th Telephone Exchange and September 9th Top Girls, exhibition All about Horses opens on Saturday Sept 6th at 8.30pm, details from 068 22566.
SEANCHAI Listowel Races display postponed for the time being, details from 068 22212. Seanchai Writing Poetry course runs from 6th to 7th of September, it is directed by Micheal Fanning. Novel and Short Story courses are to follow at end of September and mid October.
RACING: Wednesday 3rd Down Royal, Clonmel on the 4th, Galway 8th, 9th and 10th and Listowel begins on the 14th.
TOWER 80 stories high is to be built in Dubai, it will produce its own electricity with its 79 wind turbines.
LOCAL wind Turbines for domestic and commercial use are being promoted by local man Willie Leahy at 086 8521 681, or visit
Newspaper reports tell us that South Doc has 33 receptionists and got E400,000 last year to upgrade their computers and IT.
Bus Eireann employs 104 people in Kerry.
RAMADAN runs for the month of Sept. and consists of abstaining from all food, drink, smoking and martial relations during daylight hours.
THOUGHT: Even a coward can praise Christ, but it takes a man of courage to follow him, Anonymous; When He lays hold of us, He comes like the angel that came to Peter in prison in the dark and awoke him out of his sleep and said, “Rise! and follow me.” It is only when we get out into the street, and have been with Him for awhile, and the daylight begins to stream in, that we see clearly the face of our Deliverer, Alexander MacLaren;
HARVEST Show at Tralee Mart on Sunday last was well attended, it would take about three hours to visit all the stands and events, Liz Brown from Lisselton had had a stand with many of her handcrafts, dogs, tractors, ponies, vintage and book people had something to occupy them at the show, the car boot sale had many patrons also.
NOTABLE: Some Notable People; Luke Wading was the only Irishman to receive a vote in a Papal election; Duns Scotus died 1308; Thomas Spring Rice Chancellor of the Exchequer in the 1820=E2=80=99o Limerick born Michael Maurice O Shaughnessy rebuilt San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake; Athletes, John J Flannigan born Limerick 1873, John Moriarty of Tralee in 1918 wins Irelands strongest man, Paddy Ryan died 1964, Dan Ahern died 1968, Con O Connor High Jump Champion of 1920=E2=80=99o and English Champion in the 1930=E2=80=99o died 1988; Tom Crean died 1938, Dan Spring and Joe Keohane died in 1988, Johnny Walsh and Bryan McMahon died 1998, Peg Sayers died 1958, Donough O Malley died 1968, Clinton came to Ballybunion in 1998. Sr. Gertrude Mary Joyce a Mercy Sister went to Greymouth New Zealand in 1909 and served there for 55 years, she came from a family of 6 girls and 4 boys, her brother James Joyce died in 1941. John McCormack made his Farewell Tour of Ireland and England in 1938. Bishop Patrick J Keane a man with many relations in the Parish, died Sept 1st 1928. Cromwell had a bad name in Ireland when his son was Proclaimed Protector at Oxon on September 6th 1658, carrot and turnip tops were thrown at his guard during the ceremony. Longevity in Glamorganshire reported by Marie Trevelyan in 1893; Tony Morgan died aged 105 in 1893, his wife Elizabeth died aged 106 in 1893, they were married for 82 years; Robert Jones an agricultural labourer for 60 years and now in the workhouse is aged 102 years; Ivan Yorath a fisherman and soldier lived to 180 years and is buried at Llanmaes, nearby is a man called Punter died aged 100 years, and gravestone of Mathew Voss records, died 1534 aged 129 years.
WIND blew for six hours on August 19th 1622 at Axmouth, it broke down trees, hedges were scorched as if hit by lightening, barley and oats were beaten out of their husks ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. De Pazzi Lane, Moss McGrath, Dick O Connor, Bob Murphy, Nell Tydings, Ned Stack, Thurs. 4th Knockanure 8.00pm Mass for Catherine Lynch, Fri. 5th 8.00pm Mass in Moyvane for Michael Mulvihill & the deceased members of the Mulvihill Family; Sat. 6th 8.00pm Mass for Mossie Culhane & his son James.
FIRST Friday usual Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.
Diocesan Collection next weekend 6th & 7th September for Diocesan Needs.
READERS: Vigil Seline Mulvihill & Bridget McCarthy; 11.00am Ciara Healy & Amanda Coulson, Knockanure 10.00am Aileen Stack.
COLLECTORS for Sept. Vigil Noreen O=E2=80=99Connell & Michael Liston; 11.00am Kitty Windle & Mary Lynch and Knockanure 10.00am Maurice Dowling.
ADORATION: Moyvane on Sunday from 4pm to 5pm , no Wednesday adoration, Knockanure on Tuesday 10am to 6pm.
CAUSE: Martin Shaw was due to speak on the Cause for Canonisation of Archbishop Fulton Sheen in Abbeyfeale Church last weekend.
Lectio Divina Group meet every Tuesday after 10.30am Mass in Listowel.
Listowel Young Priests Society meets on First Friday night after mass in the New Sacristy.