Knockanure Notes – 4th April, 2010

HOLY Week ceremonies were well attended in the Parish, many who are working away were home for a short break at Easter, we are glad of your company and hope you have a safe return. Remember our Priests who have many extra duties to perform at this time; they need all our help, thanks and goodwill. Easter Sunday was on April 4th this year in the western churches and the eastern churches it is seldom that the two calendars coincide. Trocaire donation can now be handed into various collection points from now on, more information from 1850 408 408.

A lovely Easter Display was on view at Knockanure Church on Easter Sunday.

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure will take place on Monday 12th April. If attending please ring office on 068 49799.

SAINT PIO Prayer Group will meet On Thursday 16th April at Listowel Church, it will begin with the Rosary at 7.15pm and will be followed by exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Benediction.

BEREAVEMENT Support Group was due to meet on Tuesday 6th April, in Lisselton National School, from 8.00pm. to 9.00pm. contact on 068-23429.

RAMBLING at the Thatched House Finuge is on Friday night 9th April at 9pm. Musicians and singers are all welcome. Light refreshments served.

CHURCH; To be a member of the church is to carry the mantle of both the worst sin and the finest heroism of the soul, because the church always looks exactly as it looked at the original crucifixion, God hung among thieves.” Fr Ronald Rolheiser O.M.I.

KNOCK Pilgrimage on Sunday April 11th, which is Mercy Sunday, leaving Tralee at 7am, more information from 087 6361023.

SEX: A review by America’s Catholic bishops of 110,000 priests from 1950 to 2002, found that 4,400 were accused of molesting minors. Associated Press investigations in America found 2,570 educators whose teaching credentials were revoked, denied, surrendered or sanctioned from 2001 through 2005 following allegations of sexual misconduct.

CHINA: 57.19 million tyres were produced in China in December 2009, up 52 per cent compared with 2008. In a full year they made 654.64 million tyres. Toyota is to stop car production in England and France for nearly two weeks, because of over production.

SWANS defender Tadhg Kennelly and Nick Malceski had to be helped off the field due to injury after loosing to St Kilda at end of March.

SIAMSA: Annie a Film for retired people will be shown at Siamsa Tire on Wednesday, April 7th at 2pm. . Tralee Musical Society present ‘All Shook Up’ at Siamsa Tire from April 13th – 18th inclusive. Tickets: 066 7123055.

ST JOHN’S: Weds 7th: Sarah Mc Quaid who draws on the folk song traditions of Ireland, America and England; Fri 9th: Bombshells, a hilarious evening’s theatre with several generations of women on the edge. Written by Joanna Murray Smith, presented by Jasango Theatre Co;

Sat. 10th and Sun. 11th ,Sharon’s Grave, a John B. Keane classic, written 50 years ago, Presented by Abbeyfeale Drama Group, the cast features: Richie Roche, Annette O’ Donnell, Lorcan Curtin, James Flaherty, David Collins, Annette Mann, Chrissie O’ Donnell, Elaine Hennessy, Maurice O’ Meara, Angeline O’ Donnell, Denis Hobson, Pat Scannell and directed by Merce Hobson; Mon. 12th,Monkstone Miller is a three piece roots/rock band from The Netherlands featuring guitars, bass, drums and keyboard; Tues 13th, Film Club – Everlasting Moments

A period drama about a woman photographer living in Sweden at the turn of the last century. Directed by Jan Troell. In association with Access Cinema; Wed. 14th,A Lover’s Complaint which is a stage adaptation of the bands writings on the theme of love, Presented by La Compania Theatre Co; Argentina.

PLANTS: Kerry Parents and Friends at Clieveragh, Listowel Sale of all types of Fruit including Blueberries, rhubarb, Blackcurrants etc. Phone number 068 22977.

WILDLIFE survey is being made by Listowel Tidy Towns, you are asked to photograph local wildlife and visit the Library for details. National Tree Week was marked in Moyvane with a tree-planting ceremony performed by Chairman of the G.A.A. Munster Council Sean Walsh. Despite the cold wet weather daffodils are in full bloom at present and the flowering currant which was a feature of every hedge in times past is now about to flower. Some farmers are experiencing a shortage of fodder and are anxiously watching the weather forecast.

EU study found that the proportion of European patients consulting in general practice with lower respiratory tract infections who are prescribed antibiotics ranges from 27% in the Netherlands to 75% in the UK; trials show that antibiotics do not help these patients to get better any quicker.

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EVENTS: Next Bingo Night in Moyvane is Thursday April 8th; Lecture on Lords of Kerry was due to be given at Tralee Library on Tuesday night April 6th;National Spring Clean continues during April; DeafHear will have an information morning at the Citizens Information Centre in Listowel on Fri. April 9th from 10am to 12.30pm; Fundraising concert will be held at St John’s Church of Ireland in Tralee on Wednesday April 7th at 7.30pm; Ceili will be held at Tournafulla on Friday April 9th starting at 9.30pm; Munster International Youth Rugby Fest will be held in Tralee from April 8th to 11th; Racing at Limerick on 11th and 13th of April; Kerry MC Circuit of Kerry Stages Rally is on April 11th; Kerry v Monaghan in Killarney April 11th; All Schools reopen on April 12th Inspirational Speech contest takes place in the Devon Inn on Wednesday, April 14th, Bill Doyle and Pat O’Connor were chosen to represent the West Limerick Toastmasters club, winners go to area finals in Cork; Bus leaving Moyvane for Punchestown Races on Tuesday 20th April, For further information, contact Eileen on 068 49337 ; New Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs will visit the Great Southern Trail on Friday April 16th; A workshop for anyone who wants to have tools and techniques to enhance your health and vitality is being held on Saturday 17th April from 10 am to 4 pm in the Limerick Diocesan Centre, details at 061 400133; Eigse Michael Hartnett will be held at Newcastle West from 22nd to 24th April; Irish Heart Foundation Skipathon 2010 from 19th to 23rd of April, 1,000 schools are taking part; Thursday 22nd of April Earth Day; ICA walk in aid of cancer research will be held at Killarney on Sunday April 19th starting at 2.30pm; Walk in the footsteps of Irish Monks in Northumbria in May, details from 066 9152 476;

DIABETES: A series of free education programmes for people with Type 2 Diabetes will take place in Tralee for 6 weeks commencing on Wednesday, June 16th. If you are interested in attending the programme, or would like more information, contact the HSE Community Dieticians on 064 6670763.

BEST Wishes to Kenneth Culhane Lisselton born chef who recently won the prestigious Roux Scholarship.

BEST Wishes also to Lynda O Sullivan of Knockanure who recently celebrated her 21st Birthday.

PLAY: Katie Moloney from Abbeyfeale from wrote and produced ‘Blowing Bubbles’. It was recently produced at the Glorach Theatre by the members of the Co. Limerick Youth Theatre. Katie has many relations in the locality.

JOB: West Limerick Resources is seeking participants for a short training programme for those thinking of starting their own business 069 62222 or email [email protected]

DIPLOMA in Local History via Internet, details from

DONATION of E1,000 was presented recently by Dan Keane on behalf of the Knockanure Community Centre to Clodagh Mangan for The Guide Dogs for the disabled.

WELL Done also to Thomas Broderick of Kilmorna who cycled from Maynooth to Galway and back for charity, he was among a group of 110 cyclist who collected E71,000 for Breast Cancer Research at Galway University.

ANNUAL Parish Newsletter for Loughill and Ballyhahill is now available.

WRITING for Theatre workshop 10th and 11th April; Short Fiction workshop will be held at Seanchai on April 17th and 18th ; Writing Poetry 24th and 25th, details from 068 22212.

Award winning writer Billy Roche will be give a reading at the Seanchai Literary Centre, Listowel on Saturday 10th April at 8.00pm, for more information contact the Centre at 068 22212 or [email protected]

CEMETERY: Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky , Kerry names continued from last week.

O’Connor, Daniel, born 1864 – died 1907; O’Connor, Dennis, son of Edmond & Catharine O’Connor, died April 12, 1848 age 4 ; O’Connor, James, of Castleisland?, County Kerry, Ireland, died May 11, 1866 age 38 ; O’Connor, Katherine, died February 18, 1900 ; O’Connor, Mary, born February 14, 1859 – died September 1, 1873 ;O’Connor, Mike, born November 18, 1856 – died November 14, 1888 ; O’Connor, Thomas, born October 24, 1857 – died September 1, 1873; O’Connor, William, son of J. & D. C. O’Connor, died August 23, 1867 age 7 months ; O’Connor, William, born October 24, 1865 – died September 2, 1873; O’Neil, Daniel, son of Owen & Ellen O’Neil, age 24, native of County Kerry, Ireland ;

Shea, Daniel, born 1851 died 1872 Shea, Daniel, born in County Kerry, Ireland, Parish Valentia – age 73 Shea, ; Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Shea, born in Parish of Ventry, County Kerry, Ireland, died – July 30, 1893; Shea, Ellen, wife of John Shea, died 1873 ;Shea, Gertrude, born 1885 – died 1900; Shea, James, born 1858 – died 1886 ; Shea, Joanna, born 1854 – died 1873 ;Shea, John, born 1810 – died 1894 ; Shea, Katharine A., born 1876 – died 1879 ; Shea, Katharine, born 1869 – died 1870 ; Shea, Katharine George, wife of P. Shea, born 1858 – died 1923; Shea, Mary, born 1855 – died 1872; Shea, Nora, born 1859 – died 1880 ; Shea, Patrick, born 1854 – died 1891; Shea, Richard, born 1862 – died 1872 ; Walsh, John, born 1820 – died 1896; Walsh, John R., native of Newtownsandes, County Kerry, Ireland, died September 24, 1865 age about 53 erected by son Patrick Walsh; Walsh, Patrick, born 1834 – died 1896 ;Welch, John, native of County Kerry, Ireland, born 1856 – died 1886 ;Welch, John M., a native of County Kerry, Ireland, born 1839 -died. 1889; Welch, Julia, native of County Kerry, Ireland, born 1848 – died 1914 ; Welch, Willie, son of J. M. & J. Doyle, born 1889 – died 1889; Welsh, John, born 1842 – died 1903; Welsh, Mary, born 1843 – died 1912 ; Welsh, Mary, daughter of T. & B. Welsh, born October 10, 1866 – died September 20, 1877; Welsh, Timothy, born March 15, 1825 – died March 6, 1908; Kane, John C., born 1827 – died 1905 Kane, Mary E Kane nee Kennelly, born 1838 – died 1910, her grand daughter Elizabeth Gregory Kane died 1955 she was married to William E Kane who died 1950. Elizabeth had Gregory, Shanahan and Stack ancestors all from Moyvane area.

DEATH took place recently of Donal Brosnan of Kilmorna, he is survived by his sister Nora Mary in Dublin, Ann, Mary and Mossie in Australia and Phil in Holland. Donal was son of Dan Brosnan and Margaret Lyons, his grandmother was Hudson of Kilbaha.

DEATH took place on April 1st Holy Thursday of Willie O Sullivan of Tullamore, Listowel. He is survived by his wife Eileen, sons Patsy, Dan and Liam, daughters Noreen, Helen, Bernadette and Ann. Requiem Mass was celebrated in Ballydonoghue Church on Easter Sunday for Willie O Sullivan, the Ballydonoghue Choir put on a great performance with hymns in English and Irish. Willie a great man for the accordion was laid to rest in the family grave at St Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel. John Martin Hegarty played the accordion at his graveside. Willie was born in 1920, married 1955, he was called after his grandfather Willie O Donnell who was born 1845. Willie was second cousin to Gilbert O Sullivan the singer.

DEATH has taken place of Ann Hannon nee Scollard who was born at Knocknagorna Athea and lived at Beale Asdee before moving to Patrick Street, Listowel, following Requiem Mass at Listowel Church on Easter Sunday April 4th 2010, Ann Hannon was laid to rest at St Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Paddy Scanlon, Mary of the sacred Heart Leahy, Margaret Ahern, Matt Costelloe, Joe Walsh, Fr Mike Dalton, Michael Sweeney, Francis Barry, Mary Agnes Brown, Jer Mulvihill, Francis Woulfe, Paddy Hanrahan, Johnny Buckley, Maude Brennan, Tom Fitzmaurice, Fr James Galvan, Nora Danaher, Timothy Buckley, Nora Brosnan, Mary Joy, Bridie Graham, Peg Kennelly, Gabriel Kennelly, Kit Dore Bartishel, Ellen Windle Dell, Ted Keane, Mass on Tues 6th at 8.00pm for Jer Mulvihill; Mass on Thurs. 8th in Knockanure at 8.00pm for Bridget & Danny Keane; Mass on Fri. 9th at 8.00pm for Bernie O’Sullivan, Months Mind; Mass on Sat. 10th at 8.00pm for Sean & Aggie Aherne; Mass on Sun. 11th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Ellen & Vanda Horgan.

ADORATION Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Listowel, Adoration is continuing in the Adoration Chapel every Tuesday & Wednesday. Adoration for 48 hours Will take place in Listowel Parish again this year from Friday 30th April to Sunday 2nd May and will be facilitated by the Friars of Moyross.

DIVINE Mercy Sunday ceremonies on April 11th at St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert at 3pm. Rosary, Readings and Chaplet, confessions available after Ceremony.

Divine Mercy Ceremonies at Abbeyfeale Church at 3pm on Sunday April 11th , details from 068 32471; Devotions for the Feast of the Divine Mercy will take place in St. John’s Church on Sunday, April 11th at 2.40pm.

READERS: Vigil =DAna Fitzmaurice & Elaine Hudson

11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 11th April Ann Stack & Brenda Clancy

MARRIAGE: A Lifeline for Marriage – Retrouvaille helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. To register for the Programme in Cork, beginning with a weekend on 7th – 9th May, 2010 call 026 48234 / text or call 087 6322001