Knockanure Notes – 31st October, 2010

COMMUNITY Centre Knockanure has now acquired a Defibrillator. The committee is requesting volunteers to train in the use of this life saving equipment. If you are interested please contact Mary at the centre on 068 49799 between 9.30am and 1.00pm, Mon. to Fri. Physiotherapist attends Knockanure Community Centre every Tuesday and Thursday, details from 068 49799.

 SOCIAL Day for the Active Retirement takes place in the Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 8th November. Anybody wishing to attend, please contact the secretary Mary at 068 49799 or 087 7528626 between 9.30 – 1.00 Monday to Friday.

AEROBICS & Body Conditioning Classes at Knockanure Community Centre, continue on Wed. 3rd Nov. from 8 – 9pm. Exercise to music classes, build your fitness and tone key areas at the same time, Contact Maggie at  087 9866533.

FOOD Fair in Listowel continues to 7th of November, a large programme is planned including Sheila Broderick Memorial National Farmhouse Cheese Competition on Thursday Nov. 4th at 11.30am, sports day at the Listowel Community Centre on Nov. 5th and Food and Craft Fair on Sunday Nov. 7th.

HEALTH: The North Kerry Primary Care Teams, in conjunction with the Listowel Food Fair, are holding a Screening Morning, on Fri., 5th Nov., from 10.00am to 1.00pm, in the Listowel Arms Hotel.  Free B.P. recording, random blood sugar levels and lifestyle information, including mental wellbeing, will be on offer.  All welcome.

VISA: American Diversity Visa Lottery now open, 50,000 cards available, closing Nov. 3rd 2010.

MUSIC: Kerry School of Music Scholarship, details from 66 7125690.

SINGING Weekend will be held at Abbeyfeale from Nov. 5th to 7th 2010, opening concert at Fr Casey Clubhouse on Friday Nov. 5th among the performers is Gabriel Fitzmaurice, more from 087 205 5051.

BEST Wishes to Sandra daughter of Neilus Clancy and Margaret Moore of Knockanure and Kieran son of Bobby Stack and Maria Flaherty of Moyvane who got engaged last week.

BEST Wishes to Jim Woulfe of Ardagh and C.E.O. of Dairygold Co-Operative was recently appointed by Minister Brendan Smith to Dairy Expansion Activation Group  to implement the expansion in milk production.
Best Wishes also   to Sheila and Danny Mulvihill of Lower Dirreen who celebrated their “Golden Jubilee” recently and to Connie O Sullivan, Lower Athea who has just celebrated his 80th birthday.

NEW Moon on Nov. 6th. Recent heavy rain has forced many animals indoors. Flocks of starlings recently arrived were delighted with the ponds of water to wash themselves, the newly arrived curlew is also calling.   The International Space Station will be passing over the country till Nov. 15th. Fireworks display could be seen for miles around rising from a site just across the border on Saturday night last.

EVENTS: Progressive 41 card drive will be held at Listowel Emmet’s Clubhouse every Wed. at 9pm, 41 Card Drive at the Thatch also every Wednesday night; Bingo in the Marian Hall every Thursday night; Meeting of Fr. Jerry Roche committee will be held on Wed. night  Nov. 3rd at Margaret Carroll’s Rambling House ; Aware Support Group meet on the first Wednesday of the Month at  the Meadowlands Hotel at 8pm, all are welcome; Science Week 7th to 14th Nov.; Ceili will be held at Tournafulla on Fri. Nov. 5th, starting at 9.30pm; Listowel Community Games Awards Night at the Mermaids on Nov. 5th; North Kerry Scor na nOg  competition is on at Asdee on Nov. 6th at 7pm; IT Tralee open day Fri. Nov. 12th;Kerry Film Festival continues till Nov. 6th, Maureen O Hara aged 90 will be at Siamsa on Nov. 6th to make a presentation; Killarney Library had a soap Box competition on Wind Energy on Nov. 2nd at 7pm; Irish Language classes at St Patrick’s Hall in Listowel begin on Nov. 9th , details from 068 43488; Knockdown Car Boot Sale on every 3rd Sunday of the month starting on November 21st at 11 am, contact Jim at 087 2077043; Kerry Motor Club Rally in Ballyduff area on Sun. Nov. 4th; Athea Motor Cycle Club Fashion Show on Nov. 12th; Knockfierna Heritage Society will hold a Rambling House, at the Hall, Athea on Saturday November 13th  at 8.00pm.  Con Colbert, a nephew of the dead patriot, will attend; Education and Training Exhibition for adults will be held at the Brandon hotel on 10th Nov. from noon till 7pm, more from 066 7180 190; Liam Lawton   will perform on Sunday, December 19th at 8pm in St. John’s Church. Tralee; The Blasket Centre now have copies of 4,000 documents relating to Charles J Haughey; Annual Taoiseach’s Dinner will be held at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin on Sat. 27th Nov. at 7.30pm. De Valera Museum in Bruree is well worth a visit, you may need an hour or two to view and appreciate all the displays.

SOCIAL: Newtownsandes Creamery Social will be held at the Arms Hotel Listowel on Friday 19th of November, tickets available at the creamery office.

ICMSA are celebrating their 60th Anniversary this year, they are holding their Social at the Carlton Hotel in Tralee on Nov. 5th.

PIONEERS Social will be held at Killarney Heights Hotel on Fri. 12th Nov. Limerick Pioneer Social at the Devon Hotel on Fri. Nov. 12th.

VOLUNTEER Tutors with the Kerry Education Service in 2009 provided 19,000 hours of tuition to 280 learners, well done to the 143 tutors.

COMHALTAS:  Moyvane / Knockanure Comhaltas Anybody interested in taking part in Ceol an Gheimhridh Competitions in Tralee on the weekend of Sat. 13th and Sun. 14th November, more from  Bridget McCarthy at 068 49489 after 6.00pm. County AGM of Comhaltas Will be held at the Meadowlands Hotel on Sunday 7th Nov. at 3.30pm.

ST JOHN’S: Exhibition till Nov 6th by Listowel Community College V.T.O.S. students; Wednesday 3rd an evening of classical favorites; Friday 5th An Evening with Jack L; Thursday 11th to Sat. 13th , Postmen, Priests and Politicians, extracts from J B Keane plays; Exhibition of etchings from Tue. 9th to 26th of Ivan Armstrong, more from 068 22566.

SIAMSA: Active retired film called Strangers on a Train Wed. 3rd at 2pm; Gemma Hayes 4th Nov. at 8pm;  Documentary on old phone boxes called Bye Bye Now will be shown on Nov. 5th at 5pm; Young Artist Maria O Connor in association with Kerry School of Music Tue. 9th Nov. at 7.30pm, more from 066 712 3055.

I. C. A. Line Dancing classes at the Marian Hall at 8.30pm. Christmas Shopping to Cork is on Wednesday 1st December. Contact Eileen Roche on 068 49337. ICA Centenary Dinner at the Skellig Hotel on Nov. 6th. I.C.A. A County Celebration Evening at Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee on Sunday 12th December All are welcome especially former members. Contact any I.C.A. for more details.

 MASS for deceased members of I.C.A. and their families at the Marian Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th November. Everyone is welcome to this Mass.

DAM:: Inambari dam in Peru will flood 46,000 hectares, displace 15,000 people.

JOBS: Shannon Development and IT Tralee Endeavour programme predicts that they will support 90 new companies over the next 10 years. Day by day we see existing jobs go in farming and local business, no state body makes effort to prolong these jobs as they do not make headlines.

TRAINING; For details of the Counselling Services available and training courses for those interested in becoming Counsellors, please contact 066 7122931.
CONVENT Secondary School; Opening Evening and Enrolment for September 2011 will take place on Wed., 3rd November, 2010, from 5.00pm to 8.00pm.  For further information please contact 068 21452.

SCHOOLS in the Parish have a fine art display featuring Halloween pictures, Kearney’s Bar have their window dressed for the season also.

FIRST of the Christian graces – humility. Second of the Christian graces – humility. Third of the Christian graces – humility, Saint Augustine.

HEADSTONES; The Glasnevin Trust is appealing for the relatives of 43 Irish men and women who fought in passed wars and are buried in unmarked graves in Glasnevin to come to an unveiling ceremony on Remembrance Day, November 11th.

ARMY: Annual Mass for National Ex-Servicemen and women will take place in St. John’s Church Tralee on Sunday, November 7th at 12 noon.

LEGION:  A Mass will be held for American Veterans who served in the American Forces, Army, Navy and Air Corp who are buried in Rath Cemetery.  This will take place on Saturday, November 20th at 1.30pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass.

REBELLION of 1641 documents are now on line a number of familiar names give their testimony. More from

GREAT: Holocaust survivor 106 year old Alice Sommer Herz plays the piano every day, it saved her life in the prison camp, see her on YouTube . 44 nuns from seven orders and 6 seminarians ran the 2010 Beijing Marathon to raise funds for the disadvantaged.
BROTHERS: November 1st  1975 the first big International Seminar of the Christian Brothers took place in Waterford, it was organised by past pupils of Mount Sion School. Archbishop Ryan and President O Dalaigh attended along with about 100 from abroad and 600 from nearer home.

PROBLEMS: Bishop Daly speaking to the Longford Association annual dinner in London on Nov. 13th 1975, told them that All the country’s other problems were eclipsed by this one Our Country North and South needed violence at this time just as badly it needed a hole in the head , which 1300 have already received or its equivalent in Ireland and 30 in England.

Diary of George James Dew Nov. 1st 1877 mentions the extension of Turnpike Thrusts which would save him ten pence every Monday, charges at his local Turnpike, beast of burden drawing a carriage up to 5 pence, horse without carriage up to 1 penny, cattle up to 12 pence per score, calves and small animals up to 6 pence per score, double Toll on Sundays.

KNOCKANURE School infants 1883; Mary Moran, Ellie Carmody, Kate Enright, Bridget Connor, Maggie Connor, Nora Flaherty, Ellie Kearney, Ellie Golden, Kate Culhane, Hanna Leahy, Ellie Broderick, An Cronin, Nora Casey, Hannah Mulvihill, Maggie Costelloe, Nora Moore, Kate Fealy, Ellie Fitzgerald, Mary Pierce, Dora Stack, Nora Kennelly, Mary Sheahan, Nora Quinlan, Maggie Lynch, Ellie Kelly, Ellie Moore and Maggie Dee. Second Class 1883; Maggie Carmody, Liz Scanlon, Mary Broderick, Kate Lynch, Mary Keane, Bridget Scanlon, Liz Mulvihill, Julian R Stack, Bridget M.J. Stack, Maggie O M. Connor, Maggie Leahy, Mary A Whyte, Julian J Stack, Maggie Relihan, Bridget Broderick and Mary A Walsh.

DEATH took place on October 26th 2010 of Mary Carroll nee O Brien  of The Hill, Kilmallock aged 79 years. Her husband Thomas J., Sister Joan and Brothers James and Michael predeceased her. Mary is survived by her sons John, Tim and T.J. and daughters Joanne Clancy and Geraldine Fenton and her brother Tim. Requiem Mass for Mary Carroll was celebrated on Thursday October 28th 2010 at  S.S. Peter and Paul’s Church, Kilmallock by Canon William Fitzmaurice assisted by nine priests including, locals Fr McMahon and Fr O Callaghan. Carol Clancy granddaughter of the late Mary sang the responsorial Psalm. Mary Carroll who taught in Devon, Cornwall and Dublin in her youth was laid to rest at Ballingaddy Cemetery beside her husband Thomas J. who died 33 years ago, their daughter Joanne Clancy lives at Knockanure.

ANNIVERSARY: Tim O Connor, Bridie Keating, John Houlihan, Bub Flavin, Canon John Sheehy, Mary Agnes Barrett, Geoffrey Hartnett, Donal Riordan, Peter O Connell, John Shanahan, Paddy O Hanlon, Fr John Shine, Bridget Mary Desmarais, Margaret Collins, Nan Sullivan, Nora Dillon; Mass on Fri. 5th at 7.30pm in Moyvane for Fr. John Shine ;Mass on Sat. 6th at 7.30pm for Tim O’Connor; Mass Sun. 7th 10.00am in Knockanure for  Batt (Bub) Flavin.

INDULGENCIES for the Souls. From 12  noon on 1st Nov. until midnight on 2nd November, all who have confessed, received Holy Communion, and prayed for the Pope’s intentions (one Our Father and Hail Mary or any other prayer of one’s choice) can gain one plenary indulgence by visiting a church or oratory, and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostles’ Creed. This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed. Confessions may be made at any time within the week preceding or the week following 1st November. Holy Communion may be received on any day from the 1st November to the 8th November.

 The Faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from the 1st to 8th November. The conditions mentioned above apply also for this.

BEREAVED: ‘Coping with Loss & Grief’.  A talk will be held in the Parish Centre Tralee on Wednesday, November 24th at 8pm.  All welcome.

MASS: Would you like a better understanding of the readings at Mass on Sunday?  Come to the Parish Centre Tralee on 4 Thursday nights, November 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th from 8pm – 9pm. Thurs.

CEMETERIES:  November 7th, Canon Declan O Connor will lead a short prayer service, schedule is as follows: 2.30pm St. Michael’s Cemetery / 3.00pm John Paul II Cemetery (inclusive of Teampaill?n Ban) / 3.30pm Finuge Cemetery.
TEAMPAILLÍN  Ban Rosary on Sundays at 3pm.

MASS on Thurs. 4th Knockanure at 7.30pm for November Intentions .Mass in Marian Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9th November for deceased ICA Members and Families, Everyone is welcome to this Mass.

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

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

READERS: Vigil Seline Mulvihill & Ann Marie Kennelly

11.00am Ciara Healy & Amanda Coulson; Knockanure  Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

STATION: House Station at the home of Nicholas and Mary Kennelly Friday Nov. 12th 2010.

COLLECTORS for Nov.; Vigil, Jack Shine and Myles Kearney;

11am in Moyvane Con Noonan and Den Hanrahan; Knockanure 10am, Helen O Sullivan.

 TREE: Remembrance Tree will be placed in Church; anyone can add the names of their relations and friends.