Knockanure Notes – 31st July, 2011

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure Community Centre will be held on Monday 8th of August, book with 068 49799 or 087 7528 626. New members welcome.

COURSE: Knockanure Community Centre is holding a Defibrillator course on Saturday 6th August from 10.30 am to 3pm with a view to becoming a responder for the Knockanure area. Roger Byrne (Principal Life Support Instructor) will be holding the course. The cost is E50 per person, please contact the office on 068 49799.

SOCIAL: Senior Citizens Social Afternoon at the Marian Hall Moyvane on Sunday August 7th from 3 to 6pm. Please ring Ita at 49134 if you intend to be there.

WISHING all our friends who visited us during the Bank Holiday, a safe return home.

EVENTS: Fundraising Dance in aid of Cancer Support will be held at Earl of Desmond Hotel on Aug. 5th at 9pm; Tintean Theatre will have Patrick O Sullivan and Conal Gallen on stage on Aug. 6th , details from 068 28003; Ballylongford Oyster Festival starts Aug. 5th; Moss and Janice Carrig will be at Knocknagoshel Church at 3pm on Sunday Aug. 7th; Puck Fair begins on Aug. 10th; Summer Seisiun will be held on Wed. nights at the Arms Hotel and Thursday nights at 9pm in the Devon Hotel, Templeglantine till mid August; Summer Series at J B Keane pub on Tuesday and Thursday nights; Cross Roads Dancing at Finuge every Friday night during July and August; Dublin Horse Show 3rd to 7th August;

FILM for retired people called, Arsenic & Old Lace will be shown at Siamsa Tire on Wednesday, August 3rd at 2pm. Tea & biscuits served at 1.30pm.  

PRESCHOOL: In Tarbert is offering a limited number of free preschool places for 2011/12. They are also now enrolling for part time places for children aged two and a half to five years. Please contact Julie for more Information on 0879940951

CAR BOOT sale and indoor market in aid of West Limerick 102fm will be held at the Community Centre, NCW on Sunday, August 7.  Gates open 7.30am. Further information 087 6866450.

CHARITY  Ceili in aid of Irish Cancer Society at Fr. Casey’s Hall Abbeyfeale on Saturday, August 6th from 9:30pm – 01:00am with The Striolan ceili band.  Tea will be served. For further details contact Teresa Lenihan 0879427259 .

FUN Day  in aid of Heart Children Ireland will take place at Austin Stack’s Club, Connolly Park on Sunday, August 7th from 2pm – 6pm.  BBQ, raffles, games & spot prizes.  

SCHOOL Books the SVP are organising a petition to reduce spending on  school books, it is claimed that new editions appear regularly even though the syllabus has not changed.

ST JOHN’S: Fri. Aug 5th,the best of traditional with The Bridies; Wed. 10th Porkville, presented by Bottom Dog Theatre, a comic history of Limerick; Photographic exhibition this month is by Dillon Boyer, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA: August, Oilean is on 15- 20 and 22 – 27, while Clann Lir is on 1-6, 8-13, 29-31; Kerry’s Got Talent is on Sun. 7th, details from 066 712 7276.

ICA recently had an arts and craft exhibition at the Ashe Memorial Hall.

TRIP; Bus to Glenstall Abbey on Aug.14th, details from 086 8696 341.

ATHEA Road race  video can be viewed on knockanurelocal on youtube.

GRAVEYARD Masses: Ahavoher on Monday August 1st; Knockanure Old Churchyard Tuesday  August 2nd;  Murhur Churchyard Mass is Wednesday 3rd August;  Springmount Cemetery Duagh  Mass on Thursday Aug. 4th all above masses at 8pm; Tarbert St Mary’s Mass is on Fri. Aug 5th at 7.30pm.

REMEMBERING;   Parents, family members and friends welcome to remember all babies who have touched our Hearts and left early…… On Sunday 14th August at 4pm. at the ancient grounds of the Ardfert Cathedral with Nóirín Ní Riain. All Cultures welcome enquires to: Nora on 087-2920106.

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.

SEAI, has supported the upgrade of over 100,000 homes since March 2009 and will generate lifetime energy savings of E700 million. The European Ocean Energy Association (EU-OEA) published a 2050 roadmap for ocean energy, highlighting the major potential of energy produced from the flow of waves and tides or the thermal and salinity gradients of oceans and seas. The report estimated that installed ocean energy could reach 3.6 GW by 2030 and leap to nearly 188 GW by mid-century. In 2050, a world-leading ocean energy industry in Europe could prevent 136.3 million tonnes of CO2 per year from being emitted into the atmosphere and create 470,000 new green jobs,

NEWSPAPER: Kerry Evening Post of June 2nd 1883 carries details of rents paid by tenants on the Estate of William Foster Vessey Fitzgerald situate between Listowel and Tarbert. Rents were reduced at the time of the famine and have since increased; the present total rent is about the same as before the famine. Patrick Finucane old rent £46, new rent £38-10; John Guiney old rent £12-2, new rent £12-2; John Dore, old rent £33-9, new rent the same; John O Connor old rent £46-16?, new rent £33-10; Michael McGrath old rent £22-2, new rent £20; Richard Collins, old rent £31-18 new rent 22-15; James O Connor £33-15, new rent £26; Michael E Carmody, old rent £25-10, new rent £20; William Walsh, old rent £58-5, new rent £46; Edward Carmody, old rent £ 41-10, new rent £35; Jeremiah Keane old rent £4, new rent £3-10; William Collins, old rent £39, new rent £32; Patrick Hanrahan, old rent £43-7, new rent £31-15; Richard Carr old rent £49-15, new rent £42; Maurice Walsh, old rent £70, new rent £57; William Guiney, old rent £4-16, new rent no change; David Guiney, old rent £28-2, new rent £24-15; Michael Carmody, old rent £25-10, new rent £18-12.

BREIVIK’S book was posted online by a minister of the Church of Satan, he uses the Christian heritage of Europe as a excuse for attacking Islam. He is said to be a member of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Norway. Media falsely labels him as a fundamentalist Christian, even though he does not practice Christianity.

SCREENS: According to Media Literary Clearinghouse white teenagers spend about 8.5 hours a day using screens while Asian teenagers average more than 13 hours a day.

THOUGHT: The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past – we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude – I am convinced that life is ten percent what happens to me and ninety percent how I react to it. And so it is with you – we are in charge of our attitudes. Charles Swindoll.

GRANTS: Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, has approved a grant of E2.4 million from the Fáilte Ireland Tourism Capital Investment Programme for Garnish Island.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mick Buckley, Pat Stack, John Guiney, James O Brien, John McGrath, Maureen Beasley, Neilus O Connell, Paddy Rochford, Pat Sheehy, Fr Kieran O Shea, John Carmody, Nan Sullivan, Sean Hanrahan, Sr. Barbara Murphy, Mass on Thursday 4th Aug. at Knockanure Church for deceased members of the Cronin family at 8pm; Mass on Fri, 5th at 8pm for Tessie O Connor; Mass on Sat. 6th at 8pm for Martin Sheehy; Mass on Sunday 7th at 10am in Knockanure for Jerry Clancy and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for John and Nora Brandon and their grandson Christy O Connor.

DEATH  has taken place of Ellie Scanlon Kilmeaney, Knockanure and Charles Street, Listowel at Lystoll Nursing Home on Sunday 24th of July. Ellie was born to Michael Scanlon and Bridget Hanrahan on the 5th of August 1916. Ellie was the third eldest of a family of six. She is predeceased by her brother Timmy, died in 1963,sisters Sr Bridie died in 1943, Catherine died in 1992, Julia Hanrahan in 1994 and Sr Martina in 2009. Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr.John Lucid and Fr Sean Horgan on Tuesday 26th July 2011, Stephen Donegan  played the organ and sang the Hymns. Ellie Scanlon was buried following funeral Mass in the Old Cemetery Knockanure. She is survived by her nephew John Hanrahan, Niece Teresa Giles and relations.

BUS to Knock on Thursday August 18th  leaving Listowel at 7.30am, details from 068 21773. On Monday, August 8th bus leaving Tralee at 7.30am for the visit of  Sr. Briege McKenna.   Contact:  O’Shea’s at  066 7180123.

KNOCK Introductions Bureau The aim of the Bureau is to introduce people considering marriage to a suitable marriage partner. For further information contact the Bureau at Knock, Co. Mayo. Phone: 094 9375960 or visit at

YOUTH Summer Festival from 4th – 7th August. To book online and for information on free buses please visit, 01 7653690 / 085 82089231.

FIRST Friday of the month Communion calls will be made in Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.

READERS: Vigil, Michelle Corridan; 11am, Paul and Anthony Kiely; Knockanure, Aug. 7th, Mary O Flaherty and Siobhan Fitzgerald.