Knockanure Notes – 31st January, 2010

WALK; A sponsored walk for the upkeep of the Knockanure Centre will be held on Sunday Feb. 21st at 2pm. Sponsorship cards and details available from the centre at 068 49799/ 068 49250 or any member of the committee. A donation will also be made to the Irish Guide Dogs Society.

CLASSES: Aerobic Classes; Dancing Classes with Tara Finucane; Drama Classes with Cathy Finucane are being held Knockanure Community Centre, details from 068 49799.

The next Active Retirement Day In Knockanure will take place on Monday 8th Feb 2010. If attending please ring the office 9.30 -13.30 Mon -Fri. on 068 49799. Anyone wishing to book the Centre for Any Occasion (Christenings, Birthdays, Funerals etc). Please contact the office at 068 49799 or mobile:086 8392787.

SINGING Classes will begin at Sheehan’s Thatched House Finuge on Tuesday 2nd Feb from 5- 6pm. Enrol on the night or ring Mary on 0876228766. All welcome.

GAA: Coiste na nOg Registration: registration night for Coiste na nOg players will be held on Thursdays , Feb 11th in the Senior Dressing Rooms at 7.30pm.

GLIN Day Care Open Day for people from the parish is on Thursday Feb. 4th, you will be collected at the usual time, if unable to attend contact 068 26033.

STAMP: The Holy See’s Stamp and Coin Office, announced recently that it will “overprint” a stamp as a fundraiser for Haitian earthquake survivors, is expected to raise $210,000 . THOUGHT: Give us faiths that will not worry, whine, or wrangle; but watches, works, waits, and warbles. Kenneth Moyer.

SCHOOL: Congratulations to Knockanure N.S Under 11 team on their recent win at the Credit Union Quiz in Listowel. Catholic Schools Week began on Sunday, 31st Jan. The theme is “A light for every generation”. Reid Scholarship worth E6,000 is available to students who want to study at Trinity, details from 01 896 4444. A German home schooling family has been granted political asylum in the U.S. by an immigration judge, because of Germany’s suppression of home schooling.

HEATH Matters; Will be holding an outreach service in Listowel at the Citizen Information Centre, 35 the Square on Friday 12th February 2010 from 10am to 12.30; Mater Heart Foundation appeal From 6th to 14th February. Collectors needed if you have an hour or two to spare please contact Jackie McGillicuddy on 068-21529 or 087-2683417. The Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group will meet at Listowel Family Resource Centre on 9th Feb. and continues the second Tuesday of each month. Please contact Bridie for details: 068-23584 / 0868556431.

ST JOHN’S for Feb.: Wed 3rd Spanish composer and Guitarist Eduardo Niebla in Concert; Monday 8th Oliver, this is a St John’s Children’s Theatre production; Tuesday 9th Film Club, a Mexican film called Blue Eyelids; Thursday 11th Congolese Guitarist Niwel Tsumbu and his band, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA: Film for Retired People called The Maltese Falon will take place at Siamsa Tire on Wednesday, February 3rd at 2pm.

WOMEN: North and East Kerry Development are running a course for women on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm in Causeway, details from 068 23429.

EVENTS: Moyvane GAA Social will be held at the Lanterns on Feb. 5th, details from 087 9817 883; St Michaels Gala Dinner will be held at the Arms Hotel on Feb. 13th ’10, it marks their 130 year in education; Kerry Farmers Hunt Ball will be held at the Lanterns on Feb. 12th; Valentines Party in aid of cancer support organisations will be held at Woodlands House, Adare on Feb. 12th starting at 7.30pm with music, details from 069 82166; A.G.M. of Listowel Active Retirement Association was on Tuesday 2nd Feb. in St. Patrick’s Hall 2.30pm to 4.30pm. All members are requested to attend. New members welcome; A.G.M. of St Patrick’s Hall Committee was due to take place in the Hall on Tuesday 2nd Feb. at 6.00pm. Volunteers to help in the work of the Committee are most welcome; AGM of Knockanure Fianna Fail will be held this Saturday night; Teagasc Tillage Seminar will be held at Ballyroe House Hotel on Wed. Feb. 10th at 8pm; Patrick Horgan of Athea is going in June as a volunteer to Calcutta in association with the Hope Foundation Organisation, on February 12th a Quiz is being held at the Top of the Town in Athea to fund his trip; Astronomy classes begin at the North Campus Tralee IT on Feb. 3rd in room T112; Lixnaw are holding a traditional festival to mark their 50th anniversary from Feb. 5th to 7th; North Kerry Finals of Senior Scor competition will be held at Asdee on Sat. Feb. 6th at 7.30pm; Autism Conference will be held in Tralee near the end of Feb, details from 066 719 8832; Special Olympics Ireland Games will be held in Limerick this year, volunteers needed, details from 1850 555 222;

The INEC, Killarney presents the ‘Help for Haiti Concert’ on February 24th , featuring Mary Black, Bagatelle, Seamus Begley & Friends, Mary Coughlin, Dublin City Ramblers to name a few;

HUNT was held in Knockanure and District on Sunday last, it was a lovely cool day with bright sunshine, a large crowd attended. Some pictures of the day are on local sites.

CONGRATULATIONS to Holly’s Gala Store in Moyvane who were recently presented with a cheque from the National Lottery for being the first lottery agent in Ireland to sell a E250,000 winning scratch card.

BEST Wishes to Clounmacon B Team who recently won their first North Kerry Novice Championship.

SAFE Travelling to Australia to Deirdre Lyons of Derry, she is daughter of Joe and Mary Lyons.

NRA and Limerick County Council proposal to build a new highway between Adare and Abbeyfeale was opposed by a big crown at a recent meeting in Newcastle West.

FAMINE Victims: This information is from Report of the Managing Committee of the Widows and Orphans’ Asylum, for the Care and Maintenance of the Destitute Widows and Orphans of the Emigrants of 1847, published in Toronto in 1848.

Rules include: Five o’clock, A.M. Bell to ring for rising. Five to seven, A.M. 1st Inmates to wash and dress, in the evening half-past eight o’clock, P.M. Lights to be extinguished. 627 admitted to the asylum of which 523 were Catholic.

Breakfast Tea and bread on Sunday and porridge for the rest of the week; Dinner bread and meat every second day and bread and soup the rest of the days; Supper Bread and tea every day.

When they were closing in 1848 the inmates some of them had lost siblings and both parents were given to people of various trades; Joseph Smith age 10 years was given to a farmer; Mary Fitzgibbons age 5 given to a lawyer; Mary Gallagher age 10 to a shopkeeper; Mathew Tierney age 14 to a Physician ; Sally Nowland to a pensioner; Three Harte girls were given to a Rector; Mgt. Feron age 13 to a Schoolmaster; Nora Hays age 12 to a boarding house; Pat Nugent age 12 to a butcher; Pat O Connor age 12 bound to a shoemaker; Ann McCabe to be brought up as his own by Tom Donoghue; Pat Nugent age 12 to be bound to a smith; Maria Mooney age 14 to be paid $1 per month; Jane Williamson to a schoolmaster to get food and clothes for 3 years; Hugh Tierney age 10 bound to blacksmith for 4 years; Catherine Gilgooly to be maintained till 18 years by Rev Rice; John Doyle age 12 to be bound to blacksmith to get food and clothes for 5 years; Several were in charge of Fr Sandell PP; Ann Carroll a widow age 24 went to a farmer for $2 per month.

ON the recent 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, President Obama said the death camp invokes a “sacred duty” to remember Nazi crimes.

DEATH: Michael M. Culhane, Ballyguiltenane, Glin, died on Jan. 29th ’10, he is survived by his wife Eileen Kearney a native of Kilbaha his children Donal, Eileen Danaher, Michael, Ann Quaid, Noel and Angela Tubritt, sister Kit McCarthy. Following Requiem Mass at Glin Church on Sunday last January 31st Michael M Culhane was laid to rest at Kilfergus Cemetery, Glin.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mike Brosnan, John Keane, Jack McGuire, Jer Woods, Bill Buckley, Nell Kiely, Ellen Ahern, Ann Kelly, Eileen O Connell, Denis Noonan, Noreen Hilliard, Charley Bartishell, Nora Kissane, Maureen Walsh Kennelly, Catherine Halpin, Michael Reidy, James Lynch, Humphrey Doody, Maurice Enright, Kieran O Sullivan, Celia Mahony, Eileen O Connor; Mass on Sat. 6th at 7.30pm for Eileen & Ellen O’Connor, First anniversary Mass on Sun. 7th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Thomas Francis, Month’s Mind and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Denis Mulvihill, Chicago, Month’s Mind.

ST. BLAISE Blessing of throats on Tues 2nd in 7.30pm in Moyvane, Mass for Patrick Moran; Wed. 3rd Blessing of throats in Knockanure at 10am and Mass for the People of the Parish;

FIRST Friday Mass on Thurs 4th at 7.30pm in Knockanure for Deceased members of the Lynch Family, First Friday Mass in Moyvane on Fri. 5th at 7.30pm for Nell & Jer Kiely; the First Friday of the month , usual Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.

Diocesan Collection on 6th & 7th Feb for Lourdes Helpers.

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

READERS: Vigil John Corbett & Deirdre Scanlon; 11am Jerry Duggan & Aisling Flaherty; Knockanure 10am Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

HAITI Disaster Fund; There is a Box at the back of the church for all who would like to contribute to the Haiti Disaster Fund.

COLLECTORS for the month of February; Vigil Jimmy Collins & Den Hanrahan; 11am Richard Stack & Seamus Roche and Knockanure Cathy Kennelly.

MINISTERS of the Word Workshop, by local born Fr Pat Ahern will be held at Ardfert Retreat Centre Sat. February 13th from 2pm. to 5.30pm, contact the centre on 066-7134276.

RETREAT for Knockanure and Moyvane at Ardfert takes place on Feb 21st, details from 068 49103.

Divine Mercy Conference will be held at the RDS from Feb. 20th to the 21st, details from 01 8313 119.

Afternoon of Prayer for Healing will be held at Banteer on Sunday 7th of Feb. at 2.30pm.

OBERAMMERGAU: September 21st – 28th with highlights of Bavaria & Tyrol – 7 nights fully escorted pilgrimage which includes Category 1A Passion play tickets. Visiting Munich, Kufstein, Salzburg & Innsbruck, details from 066 7125898 MEDITATION: ‘Light in the Dark’ will be held on Saturday, February 13th from 10am- 4pm at KDYS, Fairhill, Killarney. Speaker: Fr. Tom Mulcahy, M. S. C, details from 066- 7137484.

THE SEVEN Sundays devotion to St Joseph began last Sunday, recalls the Seven Joys and Sorrows of St. Joseph.

St. Bridget’s Cross was available after mass in Knockanure Church on Sunday last, thanks to the volunteers who made them.