Knockanure Notes – 4th July, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS to the new Mayor of Kerry Pat Leahy, who was born at Trien Knockanure, he is a local active councillor for nearly 20 years. 1972 was the last time a Labour man was elected Chairman of the Council, 1949 was the last time a Moyvane man was elected to Chair the Council. M J Nolan of Moyvane was the first Vice chairman of Kerry County Council. Pats wife Mary and daughters Nora, Johanna, Trisha, and Mary B. no doubt contributed to his success.

JUBILEE: Golden Jubilee of Fr. Brendan O’Callaghan, Knockanure. A special Celebration of Mass will take place on next Thursday night 8th July at 8.00pm at the Community Centre, Knockanure to Celebrate this very Special Occasion. Everybody from the Community welcome. Refreshments and Music by local musicians and singers afterwards. This is a very special occasion for our community and friends of Fr. Brendan. Anyone who wishes to help can bring cakes etc., to the Community Centre on Thursday. Contact Knockanure members of Liturgy Group Margaret 068 49361 / Eileen 49334 / Mary 49226 / Mary 22126 or The Community Centre at 49799.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for last week July 2nd; Numbers drawn were 8-17-18 and 32, no winner of Jackpot of E4.100. Lucky Dips went to the following;  Phil Corridan, Kerry co op; Mary Horgan, Kilmorna; Catherine Walsh, Knockanure;
Mike /Sara, c/o Kevin’s; Johnny, Dublin Joe, c/o Kevin’s;
Bar Prize went to John Carmody; This weeks Jackpot is E4,200.

CONCERT: An Evening with Tommy Fleming – A Fundraising Concert to be held in the Church of the Assumption Moyvane, is now postponed till August 6th 2010. For more information contact (087) 4147001 or (087) 3136584.

KNOCK: Bus to Knock from Knockanure by Tarbert and Coast Road on July 7th, details from 087 2976304 or 068 36166. The Athea Parish Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Thursday July 29th. You can book at the Sacristy, Athea P.O., JP Collins or Brouder’s Shop.

BUS from Knockanure to Listowel every Tuesday morning, book with 1890 528 528; Bus from Listowel to Ballybunion every Thursday Departing at bus stop near Listowel Arms Hotel at 11am. Returning at 4pm.

OUTING: The Fianna Fail party are organising a trip to Kilkenny on Wednesday July 14th and the bus will leave the hall at 8am from Athea. Further information from Maria Wrenn at 087 7674832 or 068 42524 ,all are welcome.

TRIP  to Dublin departing on Sunday September 26th and returning on Friday October 1st. Daily coach tours include Co. Wicklow, The Battle of the Boyne Centre, Drogheda and other places of interest, information from Marie Wrenn Gortnagross Athea on 087 7674832.  

YOUTH 2000 Summer festival will take place in Clonmacnois, Co Offaly from Thursday – Sunday, August 12th – 15th.   For young people aged 16 – 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new friends.   Free buses available from around the country.  Contact 01 675 3690 or 086 3025442, or

INTERNET: Irish spent about E2.1 billion last year on credit card purchases over the internet, average spend was E1.450.

ST JOHN’S: Friday 9th The Patrick Groenland Quartet; Tue. 13th High Plains Tradition an American Country and Bluegrass band; Friday 16th a night to celebrate local women called Come Walk in my Wellies, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA, Clann Lir, July 19th and 24th
‘An Inconvenient Truth’, a film for retired people  will be shown at Siamsa Tire on Wednesday, July 7th at 2pm;
Kerry’s Got Talent Sunday 11th,18th and 25th July, details from 066 712 3055.

SEISIUN at the Arms Hotel on Wed. nights and continue each Wednesday night afterwards at 9pm. Seisiun at the Devon Inn is on Thursday night’s .

NEW Moon on July 11th.Everyone sings praise of the good weather. The surface of the Sun was quiet for a long time, now sunspots occur daily at times. Space Station can be seen at night until July 9th. Comet McNaught can be seen  in Irish skies also.  Ontario, Canada was hit by a 5.5 earthquake recently, 5 hours later two tornadoes hit the town, Over 200 people are without homes.

TRIP: Coach will travel on Monday July 12th at 8.30am to Johnstown Castle Garden, the Irish Agricultural Museum, Rosslare Strand Resort. Details from Nora Enright at 087 7453154 .

LIBRARY; Children are invited to complete the challenge of reading 6 books over the school holidays and will be awarded a certificate at the end of Summer. Contact the Library for details on 068-23044 or [email protected]

GABRIEL Fitzmaurice recently launched a 125 page book of poems written by the senior classes at Ballyhahill National School, Gabriel also wrote the foreword of the book.

THANKS: John & Cathy Hanrahan, Hill View, Moyvane, would like to say a sincere thank you to all who attended John’s 60th Birthday party at The Gables, Athea, which was held in aid of Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin. This fund will stay open for 2 months, as John received so many donations by hand and by post. You can donate to this Crumlin Fund at the Bank of Ireland, Listowel, Account Number 49855093 @ 90-57-82 , details from 086 3510755/ 068 49115.

THANKS: The Senior Citizens Committee would like to thank you for your wonderful support for their Annual Church Gate Collection, it was much appreciated.

PLOUGHING Match Bus will leave Moyvane on Tuesday 21st September at 5.00am for Ploughing Match in Athy. Cost of bus, entry and evening meal is E65. Entry is at a Group Rate, therefore tickets need to be booked and paid for immediately. Contact Eileen at 068 49337 .

COLLECTION: The Kerry Branch of the National Council for the Blind will holds its Annual Church Gate Collection this weekend Saturday 10th July & Sunday 11th.

KDYS Listowel is holding a summer camp for 7 -9 year olds from Monday 19th July to Friday 23rd July from 10.00am to 3.00pm. KDYS Listowel 068 23744.

THOUGHT:  Happy those who endure in peace, By you, Most High, they will be crowned, St Francis.

SCHOOLS must open for 167 days at post-primary level and 183 days at primary level. Department of Education set the holidays during the school year. Vigilance is important when visiting rivers and beaches; Apply in time for back-to-school payments.

WHEELCHAIR Association would greatly appreciate any donations including school uniforms and anybody wishing to volunteer a little of their spare time would be kindly welcome. They operate a shop near Listowel Post office.

NANO Nagle School in Listowel was officially opened last week, Pat Leahy Mayor of Kerry and Bishop Murphy were at the occasion.

MARRIAGE took place recently at Asdee Church Aishling Galvin of Tullahinell and Eamonn Stack of Carrueragh, Fr Joseph Tarrant a cousin of the groom officiated, Fr Bernard Healy assisted. Best man was Pat Savage and groomsman was Mike Kissane. Bridesmaids were Ciara Galvin and Aoife Stack. The bride’s parents were Bill and Geraldine Galvin and the grooms parents were Willie and Christine Stack.

WISHING our American readers a Happy July 4th;  140 million vehicles in the U.S. will be on the road for the holiday.

GREAT to meet John Shanahan of Kilbaha who is home on holidays, John is both athlete and coach.

 EVENTS: Deafhear will be at the Citizens Information Centre in Listowel on Friday July 9th from 10am to 12.30pm; Lixnaw Vintage Day July 11th; Car boot sale in Newcastle West July 11th; Cul Camp Athea July 12th to 16th, details from 087 9692 105; Unveiling of a memorial to Michael Scanlon takes place at the Athea Memorial Hall on Sunday July 11th; Billy Keane will have live theatre at his pub every Tuesday and Thursday during the summer months; Cross Road Dancing in Finuge every Friday night; Bingo at Devon Hotel on July 14th at 8.30pm; Cul Camp at Listowel from 12th to 16th July; Summer Soccer School details from 1890 653 653; Car boot and indoor market in aid of WL102fm will take place in the Community Centre, Newcastlewest on Sunday, July 11. Gates open at 7.30am, for further information contact 087 6866450;  32 Marathons in  32 days, the Killarney leg will start at the National Park on July 10th at 10am; Killarney Maxi Marathon is on July 17th; Racing at Killarney July 12th to 15th; Joe Dolan Reunion weekend at INEC July 16th to 18th; Munster Fleadh runs from 15th to 18th July; RTE Higher Ground Programme series begins on July 14th at 8pm; Lough Derg Pilgrimage from July 16th to 18th , details from 068 31232; County Museum in Tralee now have a display of Kennelly photographs from 1950 to 1973; Charity football match in aid of Alzheimer’s Society will be held at Abbeyfeale on July 16th at 7.30pm, details from 087 9360 421;

FITZMAURICE, Names taken from Tree created by Jean Wilson, if you have more information, I will pass it on. Garrett Fitzmaurice came to Duagh in 1358.

 Fitzmaurice, Catherine   Presentation Convent, Listowel ;  Fitzmaurice, Catherine  1845 – Leitrim West, Moyvane; Fitzmaurice, Catherine Theresa  11 Oct. 1889,Ballydonoghue, Glin ;  Fitzmaurice, Dan Joseph  24 March 1874 – Leitrim West, Moyvane ; Fitzmaurice, Edmond  12 May 1832 – Leitrim West, Moyvane ;  Fitzmaurice, Edmond (Eddie)  1936 ;  10 April 1960 ;  Fitzmaurice, Edmond John  24 June 1881 – Leitrim West, Moyvane;   Fitzmaurice, Elizabeth  28 Jan. 1854 – Leitrim West, Moyvane ;  Fitzmaurice, Elizabeth Mary  20 Jan 1887 – Leitrim West, Moyvane ;  Fitzmaurice, Francis P  1850 – Leitrim West, Moyvane ;  Fitzmaurice, Gail  1944 ; Fitzmaurice, James
1803 ;  Fitzmaurice, James  1843 – Leitrim West, Moyvane;   Fitzmaurice, James  1935 ; Fitzmaurice, James Francis  02 Jan. 1878 – Leitrim West, Moyvane ;  Fitzmaurice, Johanna  12 July 1834 – Leitrim West, Moyvane;   Fitzmaurice, John
1872 Leitrim West, Moyvane;   Fitzmaurice, John,  08 Jan. 1839 – Leitrim West, Moyvane ;  Fitzmaurice, John Joseph  16 June 1892 – Ballydonoghue, Glin;   Fitzmaurice, Rosette  02 June 1938 ;  Fitzmaurice, Mary  07 Dec. 1830 – Leitrim West; ;Fitzmaurice, Mary Agnes  28 May 1884 – Leitrim West, Moyvane;   Fitzmaurice, Mary Elizabeth  29 March 1876 – Leitrim West;   Fitzmaurice, Maura  1940 Fitzmaurice, Rosemary  1929;  Fitzmaurice, Thomas;  Fitzmaurice, William
1931;  Fitzmaurice, William  1840 – Leitrim West, Moyvane ;
Wall, Mary Anne (Molly)   b.. 13 May 1877 – Kilmeaney; Wall, Michael    b. 01 March 1875 – Kilmeaney ; Wall, Pierce   b. 1844 – Co Wicklow      Kilmeaney ;  Wall, Pierce  b. 10 Nov 1880 – Carrick-on-Suir ; Wall, Mary Anne (Molly)   b. 13 May 1877 – Kilmeaney  ; Wall, Alexander  b.. 19 MAY 1873  Kilmeaney ;  Wall, Bridget   b.. 1884 – Carrick-on-Suir ; .. Wall, Alexander   b. 1820 ; Scanlon, Thaddeus ‘Timothy’   b. 1850 ; Scanlon, Mary Elizabeth   b. 23 July 1885  Newtownsandes ;  Scanlon, Patrick ; Scanlon, John Francis    b.. 08 May 1883 – Newtownsandes ;  Scanlon, Josephine  b. Moher, Moyvane  ; Walsh, Catherine    b. 1809  Listowel ;

ADORATION  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm,
Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm

PRIESTS:   Bishop Bill Murphy extends an invitation to the annual dinner for priests who are home from abroad which will be held in the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney on Tuesday, August 10th at 6.30pm.  An invitation is also extended to priests who have retired from abroad and are now living in Ireland.  Please contact 064 6631168 by Monday, August 2nd .

ANNIVERSARIES: Dick Hudson, Liam Buckley, Bridie Costelloe, Johnny Horgan, Catherine Kilkelly, Jeremiah Carmody, Kit Windle, Breda Walsh, Tom Sullivan, Jim Reilly, Fr Michael Galvin, Fr James Kissane, Pat Keane, Maureen Leech; Mass on Tues 6th at 8.00pm for Patrick & Mary Keane and the deceased members of the Keane & O’Connor Families; Mass on Wed 7th 9.15am For the People of the Parish; Mass on Thurs. 8th at 8.00pm Bridie Reilly nee Fitzmaurice; Mass on Sat. 10th at 8.00pm for John Stack; Mass on Sun. 11th at 10am in Knockanure for Timothy & Mary Murphy and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for  Maureen Ahern.

DEATH took place on June 28th 2010 of Elizabeth (Bess) Horgan nee O Connor of Kilmorna, her husband Jack and son James, Brothers Davy, Fr. Morgan and Fr. John, sisters Sr. Brigid and Sr. Mary Angela predeceased Bess. She is survived by sons Colm, Morgan, Pa, Michael and Pius, daughters Angela and Delia. Following Requiem Mass in Duagh Church on Wednesday June 30th , Bess Horgan was laid to rest at St Michael’s Churchyard, Listowel.

DEATH has taken place of Liam Cronin of Templegreen, Newcastle West. Following Requiem Mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception Glin on June 12th 2010 Liam Cronin was laid to rest at Kinnard Cemetery.  Liam was born at Ballyguiltenane, his father came from Knockanure Village.

DEATH took place last week of  Jim Houlihan, late of Aughrim Road, London and Marbella, Spain,

READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan; 11.00am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure 11th July Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

SAINT: Heart of St. Camillus visit to Ireland July 2010. Marking the 75th anniversary of the Camillians’ arrival in Ireland. Patron Saint of the Sick & Those who care for them. More from  01 8304635.