Knockanure Notes – 4th May, 2008

SOCIAL Day for actively retired will be held at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 12th of May fro 9.30am to 1pm, please ring 068 49799 to book your place.
BEST Wishes on their First Communion to Rachael Rowlands, Mardbh McEvoy, Grace McElligott, Christopher Keane and Maria Kennelly, their big day is on Saturday May 10th.
MISSION will begin in Listowel Church with the Grey Friars on Friday May 9th at 7.30pm with mass and St Pio Prayer Meeting followed by 40 hours Adoration. Volunteers required spending an hour in Adoration. Phone Ena on 086 0562472 or Margaret at 087 2278599. Mission continues in Ballylongford till May 10th, session each evening at 8pm, details from 068 43110.
Eucharistic Procession in Listowel is on Sunday May 25th `08. Rosary will be said at the Grotto in Clounmacon every Friday during May at 8pm.
GORTAGLANNA Commemoration will be held on Sunday May 11th , assemble at Gortaglanna Bridge at 7.30pm, details from 087 9107398.
DEVOTIONS to Our Lady Queen of the May will be held at Knockanure Church on Sunday afternoon May 18th from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, it will consist of Hymns and prayers of healing, and we also remember students doing exams. Guest speaker Fr Pat Moore P.P. Duagh on Healing, supported by Fr. Lucid P.P., Fr. McMahon and Fr. O Callaghan. Donations of flowers will be appreciated, all are welcome. Thanks to Andrew Rogan for his work on Our Lady’s Altar.
CLEAN Up at St Michael’s Cemetery will begin on Thursday May 8th from 7pm onwards, to view local cemeteries visit
CHARITY Night will be presented by Kerry Choral Union on May 18th in Listowel Parish Church starting at 8pm, proceeds in aid of Aras Mhuire Nursing Home.
OLDER People: Various events are being run in May to encourage and highlight the activities of older people, Tralee Library have an art exhibition from 12th to 17th of May and a celebration of planet earth at 3pm on Wednesday 21st of May.
MAY Altars are made in many homes at this time of year, several wild flowers are now in bloom, herbalists are having a supply of fresh plants for their practice, the Stinging Nettle is one of the most popular herbs at this time of year.
HERO: Application forms to nominate Tidy Town Hero is available at Super Value. Book available at Super Value, celebrating Tidy Towns of Ireland gives a short account of the towns who won the tidy Towns competition over the past 50 years included are two Kerry winners Kenmare and Sneem.
LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 2nd May, numbers drawn were 4-13-18-25, Jackpot was E7,300 No Winner .
Lucky dips went to the following; Teresa McAuliffee, Knocknagoshel; Mary T McMahon, Gortaglanna; Nora Lane, Beenanasbug; Margaret Frawley, Kilmorna; Pat Scanlon, c/o Kevin’s; James Sheehy, Moyvane; Bar Prize Gerard Greaney;
Next weeks Jackpot E7,400
BEST wishes to Celia and John Thornton also to Ann and John Brouder on celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary recently.
BENEFIT Dance will be held at Knockdown Arms on Friday night May 9th, details from 068 42218.
STRESS: Farm and Rural Stress Helpline 1800 742 645. A Presentation by Dan O-Connor (Kerry Mental Health) on coping with bereavement and stress will be held in the Community Centre Tarbert on Wednesday May 7th at 8pm.All are welcome and admission is free, light refreshments served.
DIPLOMA in Counselling Course in Tralee, details from 066 7122 931.
WEATHER is causing great concern to any farmer who is heavily stocked, great fall of hailstones accompanied by thunder and lightening fell on Tuesday evening April 29th, some houses were without electricity, Thursday May 1st we got another flood; Every fine morning we have a wonderful dawn chorus. Last Sunday as beautiful for a change long may it continue?
CHURCH is at present being repaired, due to the fact that it is a listed building structural and design faults which have plagued the building from the start, cannot be corrected, so repairs have to be done in a manner that is far from good practice and the people have to pay again and again.
EVENTS: Blood Transfusion Service were due to hold their blood donation clinic at the Arms Hotel on Tuesday and Wednesday May 6th and 7th from 6pm to 9pm each day, details from 1850 731 137; Alzheimer’s Support Group will hold a Coffee and Information Morning at the Arms Hotel on Tuesday May 6th from 10am to 1pm, more information from 068 23584; Bazaar in aid of the Niall Mallon Foundation will be held at the Mermaids on Tuesday May 6th starting at 10am; Last Rambling House for the time being will be held at Finuge on Friday May 9th at 8pm; Athea Fishing Club will hold their competition on May 11th, fishing begins at 5pm; Comhaltsa County Board meeting will be held at Aras Padraig on May 9th at 8.30pm; Ceili will be held in Tournafulla on Friday night May 9th and a Ceili will be held at the Convent Hall Abbeyfeale on Sunday May 11th at 4pm; Reception and lunch for classes 1975, `76, `77 and `78 will be held at IT Tralee on May 13th at 1pm; Kingdom County Fair May 11th; AGM of the Presentation Family Centre will be held at the Family Resource Centre on May 15th at 7pm; Feile Chultuir Chiarrai Workshops for primary school children will be held in Killarney from 12th to 16th of May, details from 064 70152; St. Brendan’s Way walk starts at Fenit Pier on Sunday May 11th at 2.30pm; Earth Day will be celebrated at Lyrecrompane on May 10th starting at 10am, details from 068 33942;International Day of Families May 15th; 300 Toastmasters from home and abroad will be at the INEC on May 9th, 10th and 11th, details from 064 35324; Racing in Killarney from 11th to 13th of May; Say No to Ageism Week runs from 19th to 23rd of May; Kerry Choral Union will perform at St Mary’s Church, Listowel in aid of Arus Mhuire on Sunday May 18th, details from the Presbytery or Arus Mhuire; Mid May Fancy Dress in aid of Croi will be held at the Thatch on Saturday May 17th, details from 086 6088 396; Feast of St Brendan May 16th; Learn about energy, waste and the environment on Tuesday May 13th from 8.30am to 1pm at the Malton Hotel, details from 064 37928;Bodhran Championship Festival will be held at Milltown from May 30th to June 2nd, details fro 085 7739 553; 2008 is the International Year of the Potato. Abbeyfeale Horse and Pony Races will be held at Relihan’s Inch on June 29th.
HEALTH: Questions are being asked, Is your keyboard making you sick and doubts are expressed about cervical vaccine. A child under 5 dies every 30 seconds from a preventable disease malaria.
ST JOHN’S: What Men Want is on May 9th and 14th; Friday May 16th The Best of Traditional; the exhibition for May is by Ballyduff and Ballybunion Active Retirement Groups and Ballyheigue Women’s Group, details from 068 22566.
SIAMSA have started their National Folk Theatre Performances, details from 066 7123055.
SCHOLARSHIPS: IT Tralee have scholarships available for Tralee Local Employment Services Clients for part-time study, details from 066 7129 675.
ROAD: Extensive resurfacing of the Kilmorna/ Abbeyfeale road is now taking place and travellers are advised to avoid the road for the present,
BEDS: Writers Week committee are seeking accommodation for their visitors who will be in Listowel from May 28th to June 1st`08, details from 068 23294.
NO NAME Club Variety Awards 1st round will be held at the Excel Theatre in Tipperary on Sunday May 11th. The Club is also planning a trip to Brussels in July.
PARENTS of students at the Tarbert Comprehensive School have been informed of the schools policy in relation to mobile phones and relationships policy.
Fianna Fail Church Gate collection will be held on the 10th and 11th of May.
THOUGHT: Today nobody noticed me and I have not lived. You have noticed me and I Live again, Anton Chekhov; Temper is what gets most of us into trouble. Pride is what keeps us there, Anonymous; This is what Bishop Galvan said to one of his priests in China, “Dan what good will thinking do? Look, put St Patrick in front of you, St Columban behind you, put your head down and plough away.
CHINA: The latest edition of Africa tells the story of Elizabeth Newcome who went as a protestant missionary to China in 1886 and after many years abroad came home and became a Catholic nun at age 70, she died in 1936. Her life story was recently published under title Inie: A life of mission and prayer.
BOOK: The Last Secret of Fatima by Cardinal Bertone Vatican Secretary of State was due to be published on May 6th `08.
Book of local interest in the Bard of Erin, The life of Thomas Moore by Ronan Kelly,it is available locally now.
HISTORY: Snippets from the Kerryman of Saturday April 18th 1908: A Branch of the Irish Women’s National Health Association was formed in Listowel on April 11th 1908, it got wide support from the local upper class ladies, Councillors, G Gun Mahony, Mathew Byrne, Canon Hayes, Dr O Connor, Dr Dillon and other leading men of the district including M. J. Nolan of Moyvane, teachers who were willing to help the Association included Mrs McMahon of Lisselton, Mrs Stack Ballyconry, Mrs O Shea Tullamore, Mrs Casey Knockalucca, Mrs Mahony Duagh, Mrs Neligan Dromourin, Miss Gleeson Newtown, Miss Carmody Ballylongford, Mrs O Connor Asdee, Miss O Connell Dromclough, Mrs Stack Knockanure, Miss lynch Ballinlogher, Mrs McEnery Ballyduff, Mrs Kirby Rathea, Miss Galvan Clandouglas, and Mrs Molyneaux of Derrindave. Mr O Connor who was 22 years in public life proposed that all meat for human consumption be inspected by a veterinary inspector. Before the court in Listowel was Timothy Goran who was sued for half years rent up to 1st of March 1908, he said that he was complaining about the state of his house for the past nine months and gave details of the condition of the roof, gable and floor of his dwelling.
Presentation Convent in Listowel established by four sisters from Milltown on May 7th 1844, they opened their school on May 27th with 300 pupils rising to 500 in a short time.
Died on May 7th `08 aged 90 years Wilfred Lynch, a great inventor in many spheres, he developed silicone rubber which is used in plastic surgery.
Tommy Stack of Moyvane won his first race in Kerry at Killarney on May 9th 1978.
DEATH has taken place of Fr Tim Leahy SDB of the Millstream, he was laid to rest at the Salesian Cemetery Pallaskenry on April 26th `08. Fr Tim Leahy is survived by his sisters Sr. Mary, Maura and Breda, brothers Emmet and Ned.
ADORATION: In Moyvane on Sundays 4 to 5pm, Wednesdays from 10am to 7pm, Knockanure 10am to 6pm on Tuesdays and Abbeyfeale Monday to Friday 6pm to 8pm.
ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Hartnett, Pat Danaher, Paddy Greaney, Sr. Ellen Fitzgerald, John Houlihan, Anthony O Sullivan, John Carmody, Patsy Broderick, Fr Dan McSweeney, Noreen McCarthy, Michael Relihan, Sr. Patricia Langan, Tom Higgins, John Flavin, Mass on Wednesday 7th for Tom Flaherty at 8pm, Mass for deceased members of the Fitzmaurice family on Thursday May 8th at 8pm, Mass on Friday ay 9th at 8pm for William and Mary Stack and deceased members of the Stack family, Saturday evening Mass for Dan O Connor at 8pm and Sunday Mass in Knockanure at 10am for John, Timothy& Hannah Flaherty and the deceased members of the Flaherty Family and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for David Foley. First Holy Communion takes place in Knockanure on Saturday May 10th at 11.30am.
Rosary before Mass during the month of May.
Diocesan collection this Sunday for Kerry Mission Outreach.
Great to meet many of our friends who visited us for the Bank Holiday weekend.
READERS: Michelle Corridan, Chloe Mulvihill, David Murphy, Noelle Nolan, Mary Flaherty and Siobhan Fitzgerald.
HOPE all had a safe holiday last weekend, motorist complain about people who show little respect for their child when they use their pram or pushchair as an advance guard to cross the street, a dangerous practice which is never highlighted in the media.