Knockanure Notes — 3rd April, 2016

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre takes place on Monday 11th April 2016 at 1 pm. Music by Stevie Donegan .All Welcome, If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY ALERT: wish to thank to all who supported their Irish Night in Flynn’s Bar Knockanure.   Special thank you to Gabriel, Eoin and John for providing the music and to all the singers.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Rambling House on Thurs 7th at 9 pm. Everyone is welcome.  Music, song and dance.  Admission free. Refreshments will be served. Contact Ann Flavin  086/3090948.

DRAW: Knockanure Lotto Draw Results, 1st April 2016. No winner. Numbers drawn 2 – 22 – 30 – 31
Lucky dip winners; Fiona McCrohan, Kilcummin, Killarney. Trish Rowan, Lisaniska. Betty O’Carroll, Moyvane. Mary Ann Mangan, Knockalougha, Duagh. Donie McGrath, Glin. Next draw Friday 8th April
Jackpot €13,000.

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora Buckley, Bill Mangan, Bess Daly, Paddy Scanlon, Margaret Ahern, Joe Stack, Joe Walsh, Francis Barry, Mary Agnes Brown, Jer Mulvihill, Francis Woulfe, Paddy Hanrahan, Tom Carey, Sr. Phil Goulding, Peg Mulvihill, Maude Brennan, Fr. James Galvin, Tady Buckley, Nora Brosnan, Mary  Joy, Bridie Graham, Peg Kennelly, Mass Moyvane: Mon  4th at 7.30pm for Bernard, Bridget & Martin Shield. Wed 6th at 7.30pm for Mary Herlihy (Rec Dec). Fri  8th at 7.30pm for Jer & Catherine Mulvihill, & Deceased Family Members. Sun  10th at 11.00am    for Dan, Bridie, Danny & Veronica Keane, Coilagurteen (Anni).
Knockanure Mass: Tues 5th at 7.30pm for Noreen Broderick. Thurs 7th at 7.30pm a Special Intention.
Sun 10th at 10.00am for Jimmy Cunningham.

MASS on Sat 9th at 7.30pm for the intentions of all Pupils, their Parents, School Staff, Board of Management, Parents Council & all associated with Murhur N. S.  Requested by Anne Prendiville who taught in the School for 33 years.

CELTIC SPIRITUALITY ‘INDOOR & OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES – Part Of Our Irish Tradition.’  Facilitated by Fr. Michael Rodgers, Glendalough, Fri. April 8th to Sunday April 10th. Please contact Ardfert retreat Centre 066 7134276

VISIT OF THE ICON OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP to St Mary’s Cathedral on Wed April 6th and Thursday April 7th. It is a most famous icon in Rome, and a copy of it has been in Ireland with the Redemptorists priests with 150 years.

MOYVANE SENIOR BADMINTON CLUB:  Our best wishes to Div 2,3,4 &5 mixed league teams which will contest all four Kerry finals this week.  The Div 2 & 4 teams will be in Castleisland on Wed next and the Div 3 & 5 teams play in Ballyheigue on Tues.  Play starts at 8pm both nights

VINTAGE: Knockdown Vintage Club and Estuary Macra are hosting their annual Charity Road Run on Sunday April 10th at 1 pm. This will start and finish at the Knockdown Arms where light refreshments will be served. The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation will be the beneficiary of this event.

ICA:  A work meeting will be held in The Marian Hall on Wed next at 7pm.  All members are asked to be present as there is quite a workload.  New members are most welcome

TARBERT BRIDEWELL – Sip/Sup and Paint, at Tarbert Bridewell, on Friday 8th of April. Tea/Coffee and refreshments. All welcome. You are guaranteed to take home a painting. For details ring 068/36500


FITNESS: Dingle Running & Fitness Festival will take place from April 22nd to April 24th 2016!
5km , 10km , 10 mile races! Kids fun runs & events. Guest speakers. Cooking Demos and
Fun events for the whole family

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 6th, Piano Recital- David Syme. Thursday 7th, Four Men and a Dog. Friday 8th, Are you Having a Laugh, details from 068 22566.

GLIN Day Care Centre Future Open Days:  dates for Glin, Athea, Moyvane and Ballylongford Groups are: 21st April, 19th May and 16th June at 12.30 p.m. For further information please contact the office on 068 26033.

Year of Mercy A Course on Faith by Fr. Sean Sheehy, continues on April 6th, at 7pm.
Ardfert Local History Lecture Series: ‘Archive video footage from around Ardfert’ by Steve Baker, Thursday, April 7th at 8.00pm.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY Tarbert –Professor Dr John Coolahan will give a talk on “The Role of Pádraig Pearse as teacher and educator” in the Bridewell on Saturday 16th April at 8pm.  Everybody welcome.

CROKE PARK: Shannon Gaels (an amalgamation of the Glin GAA and Gerald Griffins GAA Bord na nÓg clubs) were selected as one of three Limerick clubs to participate in a football blitz in Croke Park on March 31st.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Saint John of God is happy to announce the opening of a Day Service in Listowel which will provide services to men and women of Listowel and the surrounding area who need support with intellectual disabilities.
They are seeking volunteers at this time to support local men and women to participate in the local community. Further info Contact: 087 6796047 or email [email protected] for application form.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Seminar for parents of children with disabilities on the subject of making a will takes place on Wed 20th April at 11.30am.  Info on all courses from [email protected]

DONAL MURPHY RECORDS A NEW ALBUM:  Well-known Irish Trad band ‘Four men and a Dog’ are launching a new Album in St Johns Arts Theatre, Listowel on Thursday, April 7. This is to celebrate 25 years on the road. The band features Abbeyfeale accordion player, Donal Murphy, Cathal & Stephen Hayden banjo & fiddles, Kevin Doherty vocals/guitar & frontman Gino Lupari bodhran/vocals. The new album entitled “And the band played on” features the usual “Dog” mix of Irish trad tunes, country, blues and rock and roll. Tickets are available from Joe @ St Johns on 068 22566. Pre booked tickets are advised as this is sure to be a sell-out. Date: Thurs. April 7th, Doors 7:30pm.

ABBEYFEALE HORSE AND PONY COMMITTEE:  A request for new members has been issued by the committee.  If you would like to get involved please contact Toddy 087 2029395.

FLEADH BY THE FEALE:  The Fleadh takes place this year from Thursday, April 28 – Monday, May 2 next.  The celebrity concert on Sunday night is sponsored by Kostal Gmbh Mountmahon and is headlined by Mary Black.   Tickets are on sale from Slice of Life, Main Street Abbeyfeale 068 32655, Abbey Tiles Main Street on 068 31109, John O’Sullivan on 086 3165848 and Celine McNally on 087 7697672.

LOOKING FOR A NEW START:   Are you looking for a sense of purpose, wellbeing, confidence or a new start? Towards Occupation is a FREE programme that helps to rebuild your confidence and expand your skills through short modular workshops held in a relaxed friendly environment.  Workshops include:  Career Planning & Job Preparation, Personal Development and Confidence Building, Nutrition and Health Cooking, Crafts and Skills Development.   The twelve week programme runs Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9.30am – 12.30pm starting April 4 in the Newcastle West Community Centre.  To book your place or to see if this is suitable for you contact Finn at West Limerick Resources on 087 759 1951.  Priority to those in receipt of a social welfare payment & actively job seeking

COMMUNITY ALERT:  Gardaí are seeking owners for property in their possession. The property is varied and includes bikes, cameras, purses, phones etc. Log onto www. to see if you are the owner of any of this property.  If you own goods like ride on lawnmowers, strimmers, trailers etc you can sign up with IFA’s Theft Stop to mark these. Theft Stop is a practical, simple, cost-effective theft prevention initiative, open to the whole community. rural dwellers are invited to join by registering at  Theft Stop is designed to both deter criminals and to recover stolen items by ensuring machinery is clearly marked with a unique ID and that details are registered on Theft Stop’s nationwide database.

TELEPHONE SUPPORT:  TeenLine is open 8pm-11pm every night. If you’ve had a bad day or need to talk to someone who will listen FreePhone 1800833634 or text Teen to 50015.  Samaritans can be reached 24 hours a day, every day on 1850 609090.

“TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS”:  This is the name of a new CD which will be launched on Thursday, April 14 in the Rathkeale House Hotel.  The CD which was made by four Traveller men -Willie, Danny, Christy and Ned Harty – was supported by the West Limerick Primary Health Care Project for Travellers.  There will be stands at the event from; HSE Suicide Prevention Office; West Limerick Community Crisis Response Team; Adapt Domestic Abuse Services; West Limerick Mental Health Association; Console; Samaritans; National Traveller Suicide Prevention Service.

SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES:  Every Tuesday night in the Railway Bar, Abbeyfeale from 8-9pm for beginners and advanced from 9-10.30pm.  All welcome.

VIKING BOXING CLUB:  Training on Tuesday and Thursday nights in the old Flamingos with entrance next door to the back entrance of The Coffee Pot on Colbert Tce.  Contact Noel 087 4360339.  All age groups welcome.

HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING: West Limerick Resources is offering two health and safety workshops for Community Groups this April.  On Tuesday, April 5 the workshop will focus on basic Health & Safety Training for Community Groups while the April 19workshop will help participants develop their Safety Statement. Both workshops will take place in West Limerick Resources Offices, St. Mary’s Road Newcastle West from    7pm—9pm.  Contact: Dearbhla on 069 62222 to book a place.

FEALE FIT:  Training for Great Limerick Kids run April 30 starts next Wednesday, April 6 @ 5pm, if interested in signing up your child (ren) contact Shane for further details. All event training is free of charge and open to all levels of fitness…see for all details on training & Upcoming events or Contact Shane 087 2891015 Kadie 087 7771552.

TRIP: Day Trip to Waterford Greenway. On Bank Holiday Monday May 2nd a coach will depart from the Market Yard, Newcastle West at 8.30a.m.
There will be a stop for Breakfast in Mitchelstown before continuing along via the very scenic Vee Gap in the Knockmealdown Mountains to the seaside town of Dungarvan.
In the afternoon we will travel along the Coast Road  for a few miles and then transfer from the coach to ‘shank’s mare’ and return to Dungarvan along the brand new Waterford Greenway. This route has been constructed by Waterford Council along an old railway route replete with viaducts and a tunnel; not to mention stunning views.
A full four course evening meal will be provided before returning home.
Booking is with Pat Condon, Upper Maiden  St., Newcastle West 069 62344 (3-6pm preferably). The cost is €45 which includes breakfast, evening dinner and coach travel. All monies must be received by Friday 22nd April. Cheques should be made payable to “GREAT SOUTHERN TRAIL LTD.” who are organising the tour. Beidh fáilte romhat.

THOUGHT: Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

RE – ENACTMENT AT GLENQUIN CASTLE:  On Sunday, April 24 Con Greaney from Newcastlewest has organised a re-enactment of the gathering of 300 volunteers who came there from 11 villages and as far away as Milford in North Cork on Easter Sunday 1916. Under instruction from IRB man Charles Wall of Dromcollogher they were to come prepared with a blanket, three days rations and a firearm.  The plan was to march to Barnagh to take over the train which would have the arms that came into Banna the night before.

TALK: Tuesday 26th April at 8pm Newcastle West. Lecture by John O’Callaghan at Newcastle West Library entitled ‘For my God and my country’ – The Life, Death and Afterlife of Con Colbert.

Kerryman 20-8-1938 p10
Snips from Shannonside.
Looking forward to four exciting matches in the North Kerry.
Newtownsandes v Listowel; Tarbert v NTS; NTS v Ballylongford and Listowel v Tarbert.
North Kerry Football Board withdrew permission for Ballybunion Parish Football League, because one team behaved badly last year. Three teams were willing to play leaving out the unruly team. Young players may be lost due to ruling.
Faha team were a strong force fourteen years ago when they played Newtownsandes. If present interest continues, Faha and Beal Team should be favourites in next year North Kerry Junior League.

Kerry Weekly Reporter 1883-1920, Saturday, 04 March, 1893; Section: Front page, Page: 1
Listowel, Monday. On Sunday last an exciting and interesting football match was played in a field convenient to the village of Ballydonoghue, between teams representing Listowel and Tullamore. The fact of the teams having met on a farmer occasion, and failing to score after two hours play, greatly increased the interest taken in the match. Several disputes took place between the teams, but would, undoubtedly, but for the interference of some outsiders would have culminated in a general row between the teams and their partisans. The Tullamore men were also completely ignorant of the rules of the Gaelic Association , with the result that fouls were of frequent occurrence. The play, however, from start to finish was of the most exciting description, and the result shows how well , matched the teams were. Though superior to the Listowel men in point of physique, the Tullamore men were not their equals in discipline or activity. Winning choice of Sides; the Listowel men elected to play with the wind, and a slight incline. The Listowel men drove the ball times behind the goal lines, but it was not till after fifteen minutes hard and exciting play that they were able to score the first and only point brought during the whole game. Several fine rushes were made by the Tullamore men, but the Listowel forward (J. Moore), was ” all there,” and easily frustrated the efforts of the Tullamore men. When play recommenced after the expiration of half an hour the Tullamore men strove to score, but failed. At the end of the hour the play stood, Listowel,   .. 1 point. Tullamore. nil. Mr. O’Shea acted as referee, and endeavoured to discharge the duties of his position, rendered onerous by the disputes and fouls which took place frequently.


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