Knockanure Notes – 4th December, 2011

MEAL: Christmas Meal at Knockanure Community Centre for Active Retired will be held at Knockanure Community Centre  on Monday 12th December.  Mass will take place at 12 O’clock Sharp. Come and enjoy a great meal followed by music and dance.Anyone wishing to attend please ring Mary on 068 49799.

BUS from Ballylongford, Tarbert, Moyvane to Listowel every Tuesday ,  details from 1890 528 528.

SHOW: Variety show in Knockanure Community Centre on Friday 16th December at 8pm Sharp. Called ‘The Night before Christmas’ performed by students of Scoil Chorp Chriost Knockanure, Followed by a host of top local entertainers. Proceeds on the night will go to Scoil Chorp Chriost Knockanure and Knockanure Community  Centre.

MURHUR National School, Moyvane Presents the Children in a Nativity/Variety Concert on Friday 16th at 7.30pm. Free Admission, but donations if desired on the night in aid of school.

SCHOOL: Scoil Chorp Chriost Knockanure, Our School is collecting Lee Strand milk tokens. Please collect these tokens on the milk cartons and give them to children attending the school or alternatively drop them into the school.

CLOUNMACON Senior Citizens Party  on Sunday next 11th December at 2pm,  all welcome.

EVENTS: Kerry Aware Relatives support meeting at the Meadowlands Hotel on Dec. 7th at 8pm, details from 087 299 3142; Ballydonoghue Magazine launch at Lisselton on 8th Dec. at 8pm;  Athea National School will be holding their annual School Concert on December 8th; Unveiling of memorial to Fr Jerry Roche takes place in Athea on Sun Dec. 11th at 2pm; Seanchaí Literary Centre Listowel will host a Christmas Craft & Food Fair on Sunday December 11th ;Donations of cakes, puddings, jams, conserves,netc are required for the annual cake sale proceeds of which go to the support of Fr. Tim Galvin, Fr. John Moloney and two Missionary Sisters. The cake sale will be held on Sunday, December 11 from 10.30 -1.30pm at St. Ita’s Hall;West Limerick Toastmasters  club will hold their last meeting before Christmas with a Party night on Wednesday, December 7th in NCW; Set Dancing at the Devon Hotel on Sunday 11th; Coursing at Newcastle West on Dec. 10th and 11th; Going Strong, Christmas party at the Top of the Town in Athea on 14th Dec. Mass at 12.30pm; Bazaar at Tintean on 18th Dec from 4 to 7pm;

ADD/ADHD and co-existing conditions workshop in St. Ita’s Hall Abbeyfeale on Wednesday December 14, 2011 for parents of children attending National School. Time 11am to 12.30pm .For further information please phone Clare on 068 32444 or Mary on 087 9382883.

ICA Christmas party at Ballygarry Hotel on 11th Dec;

ST JOHN’S: Fri. 9th , The Songbird of Paris, written and directed by Martha Furey; Sat. 10th . A Christmas Magic Show at 2.30pm and 5pm; Mon. 12th Abba forever; Tues 13th , Film called, My Afternoon with Marguerite and on Wed 14th A Christmas Variety Concert from Killocrim N.S. details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA, Dec.; Big Maggie from 9th to 12th, details from 066 712 3055.

PRESENTATION of the Bene Merenti Medal to Mrs Sheehan took place at Mass in Moyvane church on Friday last December 2nd 2011. Mass of thanksgiving was celebrated by Fr Lucid assisted by former Parish Priests of the Parish, Fr. Nolan and Fr. Fleming. Moyvane choir sang a selection of hymns. Family members, friends and Knockanure Sacristan congratulated Margaret Sheehan following the ceremony; Shane Hanrahan gave a few words congratulating Mrs Sheehan on receiving the medal from the Pope for her pleasant and dignified attention to duty over many years, both in Moyvane and before that in England. ICA ladies and helpers provided tea and refreshments.

GAA Junior Club Football Championship Final result, Piarsaigh na Dromoda 0-15 Kildangan of Tipperary 1-05. Sun, 27th Nov in Moyvane, the local ICA provided refreshments at the match.

JOBS: World Youth Day brought over 4,500 jobs to Spain and brought E354 million to their economy. Even atheists could see the economic benefits of promoting travel to next years Eucharistic Congress in Dublin. Why is our government silent?

BOOK:  Abbeyfeale Writers Group have published their 1st edition of Musings and Ramblings .

I.C.A. Family Fun Day which took place on Sunday Nov. 27th ; Prize Winners on the draw card were as follows: 1st Prize – Giant Hamper -Sponsored by Newtownsands Co-Op was won by Eamon Lally, Ahalana; 2nd Prize – Turkey – Sponsored by Tom and Eileen Roche, The Village Grill, was won by Marie Walsh, Aughrim; 3rd Prize – Ham – Sponsored by Holly’s Gala, was won by Liam Roche and Siobhan Delaney, Ahalana; 4th Prize – Home Made Christmas Cake Sponsored by Esther Foley, was won by Catherine Hannon, Woodgrove. Guess the Name of the Teddy – won by Sean Slemon, Ahalahanna; Guess the Number of Sweets in the Jar won by Leah Slemon, Ahalahanna.

ORGANIC College, The students at An tIonad Glas, Dromcollogher are busy preparing for the Christmas Fair this  Sunday, December 11th, Santa will make his annual visit to the College between 12-4pm and to celebrate there will be loads of stalls selling juices, home baking, crafts, jewellery and much more.   Every one welcome.  

NATIONWIDE programme on War 1 recently had a picture of memorial with the name of John Barry of Knockanure inscribed.

WAR,  Some locals who served abroad, John Kelly born 1870,  John Kelly, born 1880, both British Army War I and natives of Newtownsandes,  Daniel Scanlon 1942 US Draft Card, born Newtownsandes; Patrick Joseph Casey  of Knockanure and NJ 1942 Draft Card; Natives of Athea, Draft Cards 1942, John Joseph Dore in NJ, James J Mullane Ill, Dan G O Connor Penn, Dan Joseph White NJ; Duagh natives 1942 draft, Con Buckley NJ, Jeremiah T Cronin Penn, James Dillon Ill, Denis Lyons NJ, Eugene P McCarthy Mass, John Relihan NJ,; Two sons of  John O Brien and Nora Coffey of Duagh, Richard and Tim were killed in Flanders in 1915, names on Le Touret Memorial.  Ballylongford, 1942 Draft Cards, Matt Brassil Penn, Peter J Caverley? NJ, Michael Joe Enright Conn, Martin Enright NJ, Tim Enright N J, Pat joe Enright NJ, William Foley NJ, Mce N Joyce Mass, John O Connor Ill and Dan J Sullivan Ill. Tarbert natives on the 1942 Draft include, Henry J Anthony, Peter Bennett, Tim J Buckley, Wm Butler, Pat J Collins, Kieran Coolahan, Tom F Dunne, Denis Egan, Pat Enright, Ed J Fitzmaurice, Joe F Healy, Dan Keane, Ml Lavery, R J Mangan, Pat E McElligott, Joe P O Connell, Ml O Connor, Pat J O Connor, Pat O Connor, Dan PO Connor, Tim J O Connor, A F Tanner and Ml J Wren.

DEPRESSION:  Weekly meeting for sufferers of depression and bi-polar disorder takes place in the Sacristy rooms at the rear of St. John’s Church, Tralee  every Tuesday at 8pm.  Relatives meet at The Meadowlands Hotel on the first Wednesday of every month at 8pm (next meeting December 7th).  Call Kate on 087-2993142. Farm Stress Helpline 1800 742645.

“CHRISTIANITY can never come to us as a bargain; it can never be had at wholesale price. We must be willing to pay the full price of surrender and trust” William L. Krutza

RETREAT  at Ardfert, Advent Reflection nights, Wednesdays, December 7th & 14th from 8pm – 10pm.   Facilitator Margaret Culloty.  Booking 066-7134276

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Eucharistic Adoration Listowel commencing this Sunday from 3 to  6pm and will take place each Sunday of Advent in the Adoration Chapel also on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 10.30am Mass till 7pm.

CHOIR: Abbeyfeale Senior Choir will join with The Kerry Chamber Choir in a Musical Celebration at the Church of the Assumption Abbeyfeale on Sunday, December 11th at 7pm.

DEATH took place on December 2nd 2011 of Tess O Connor, nee O’Connor, Caherhayes North, Abbeyfeale, and formerly of Rylane, Duagh. She was predeceased by her husband Daniel and survived by sons Denis (Newcastle West), Seán (Limerick) and Pat, daughters Maureen (Newcastle West), Sheila (Duagh) and Joan Maria (Listowel), brothers, sister-in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law. Following Requiem Mass at Abbeyfeale Church on Sunday 4th Dec. 2011, Tess O Connor was laid to rest at Reilig Ide Naofa, Abbeyfeale.

DEATH took place on November 30th 2011 of Sr. Carmel Danaher of Presentation Sisters, Kilcock, Co. Kildare and Athea, Limerick Sr. Carmel is survived by her nephew Fr. John Guiney  SJ, nephews and nieces. Following Requiem Mass at the Convent Chapel Bagenalstown  on Saturday December 2nd 2011, Sr. Carmel Danaher was laid to rest at the Assumption Cemetery, Bagenalstown. Her sister, Sr. Fidelma Danaher of the Presentation Order died in 2009, there were six children in their family.

DEATH took place on 30th November 2011 of  Fr. John Walsh O.S.A. of St Augustine’s College, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Waterford and Late of Ballyline, Ballylongford. Requiem Mass for Fr Walsh was celebrated at  St Michael’s Church, Ballylongford on  Friday December 2nd 2011, he was laid to rest in the Walsh Family grave at Lislaughtin Churchyard.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridie Stack, Mike Holly, Margaret Dillane, Kay Hollaway, Nora Flaherty, John Moore, Molly Manning, Tim Kennelly, James O Connor, Maureen Foley, Nora Foran, Jane Desmond, Johnny Broderick, Oliver Leahy, Peggy Moriarty, William Finucane, John Collins, Peggy O Connor, Agnes Donovan, John P Fitzgerald, Tom Relihan, Sean Brosnan, Fr Jerry Roche, Mass on Tues. 6th at 7.30pm for, Julia, Paddy & Billy and the deceased members of the Hanrahan Family; Mass on Wed. 7th at 7.30pm for Maureen Foley and the deceased members  of the Foley Family; Mass on Thurs. 8th Dec. Feast of The Immaculate Conception at 10.00am for Tom Relihan; Mass on Fri. 9th at 7.30pm for Ollie Leahy; Mass on Sat. 10th at 7.30pm for Matthew & Bridget Quinn; Mass on Sun. 11th at 10.00am for Jack Goulding and 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Patrick Scanlon.

HOLY Day Thursday next 8th December is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass Knockanure 10am and Moyvane 11.00am Private Intention.

HOLY Day Dec. 8th Mass in Listowel on Wed, at 7pm and on Thursday 8th at 11am and 1.10pm.

Christmas Cards of St. Mary’s Church, Listowel are on sale in the Parish Office, at Jackie McGillicuddy’s shop, & Carmel’s News agency.

ENROLMENT Ceremony for Knockanure children was held on Sunday last 4th Dec. 2011 at Knockanure Church, many posters and artwork of pupils and teachers were on display. The children sang hymns and all joined in to applaud them at the end of a lovely ceremony. Call to see the art display in the church during the week.

READERS: Vigil, John Corbett & Marguerite Lynch; 11.00am, Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor;  Knockanure, 11th Dec. Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy.