Knockanure Notes – 31st October, 2007

THOUGHT: “Most of us follow our conscience as we follow a wheelbarrow, we push it in front of us in the way we want it to go”, Billy Graham;

FULL MOON on October 26th, fine weather continues, many days are as mild as August; The Space Station was visible every night till Oct 22nd; Comet Loneos will be visible from now on, Orion meteor shower was at its best last weekend. Global warmers will not tell you that Greenland had higher average temperatures in the 19 30s and `40s than at present, temperatures there rose rapidly in the 1920s.

SAD day in Listowel on Saturday last to see all the items from the convent being auctioned, many books and leaflets of an inspirational nature were sold for a pittance, they would be very useful for the library. Altar gate and church artefacts now scattered everywhere, think of all the loving care they received over the years, future generations will be deprived of visiting a very special church and of soaking in the atmosphere created by dedicated sisters since 1844.

COMMUNITY CENTRE News; Social centre for older people is starting on Monday 5th Nov in Knockanure Community Centre, it will take place from 11am to3.p.m, a hot meal will be provided, please let the centre know in time if you are not able o attend, as food may be wasted. Transport is provided by Kerry Flyer, to book transport phone 087 7476717, for further information contact 49438, 23905 or 49250 (or any committee member). A Halloween Party will be held in the Community Centre Knockanure on Wednesday 31st Oct from 7.30pm to 9.30 p.m. Cookery Classes will start on Monday 5th Nov if enough people are interested.

Radio Kerry recorded a programme at the Centre on Wednesday last, a glimpse of activities in the parish was recorded, later in the night at a meeting in the Centre locals were advised on and suggested activities for the coming months, over E 40,000 debt is still to be paid and people are asked to use the fine facilities provided by the hardworking committee and contribute a small fee to cover overheads.

HAPPY retirement to Donal O Sullivan who was involved in the Listowel Community Centre for over 20 years, a special event was held recently at Seanchai to show appreciation for his great contribution as Community Centre manager, no doubt Donal will continue with his many other social activities. Donal is married to Kathleen Leahy of Knockanure.

CLIMATE Change for the better took place this October, under the Kyoto agreement Ireland must source 33% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, the public sector is expected to achieve energy savings of 33% , 21% of cuts to meet Irelands obligations will be made outside the state.

BEST Wishes to Denise Riordan nee Mullane of Athea who became the first woman to manage a Bank of Ireland branch in Kerry, she is taking over from local man Pat Flavin who received promotion.

Congratulations to Claire Foley of Knocknasna who got 600 points in her Leaving Certificate she is daughter of Christina and John Foley.

MARRIAGE too place at St Mary’s Church Tarbert on Saturday October 20th `07 of Deirdre Stack of Steeple Road Tarbert and Iain Kennelly of Leitrim Middle, Moyvane, and the ceremony was performed by Fr Francis Nolan assisted by Fr John Lucid. Declan Kennelly was best man and groomsman was Michael Lynch. Maire and Aine Stack were bridesmaids. Deirdre is daughter of Patricia and Thomas Stack and Iain is son of Anne Maria McEnery and Timmy Kennelly of Leitrim Middle.