Knockanure Notes – 4th October, 2009

CLASSES: Knockanure Community Centre Basic and Intermediate Computer Classes and Introduction to Digital Photography will be held in the Centre on Tuesday nights. These classes can only go ahead if there is sufficient interest in them. Names and deposits must be given to the Secretary by Friday October 9th. Enquires on 068 49799/ 068 49250.

Knockanure Community Centre would like to thank everybody who contributed to the recent Church Gate Collection.

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure will take place on Monday 12th October. If attending please ring the office on 068 49799 between the hours of 9.30 am to 1.30pm Monday to Friday. Anybody wishing to book the Centre for Any Occasion (Christenings, Birthdays, Funerals etc) Please contact the office at 068 49799 0r Mobile No. 086 8392787.

TRADITIONAL Music Classes with Nicholas McAuliffe will begin at Scoil Chorp Chriost, Knockanure N.S. on Thursday October 8th at 3.15pm.

EVERY available space on the local school windows are covered in Kerry posters and flags, even the school yard is decorated with buntings and flags.

RECYCLE your old mobile phones, ink cartridges, used batteries and stamps; bring them along to Knockanure National School any school day between 1pm and 3pm.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 2nd Oct. `09. Numbers Drawn were 5-7-24 and 28,Jackpot of E5,700 was not won this week .Lucky Dips went to the following; Cian Rogan, Lisaniskea; Pat Lyons, Lisselton; Dermot Lynch, c/o Kevin’s Bar; Paddy Cahill, Abbeyfeale; Paudie O Sullivan, Lisaniskea; Mary O Brien Duagh; Bar Prize was won by Henry Finucane. This Weeks Jackpot is E5,800.

TINTEAN: The Liam O Connor Show Friday 9th October, performance start at 8.30pm.

ST JOHN’S for October: Friday 9th The Best of Traditional with Gerry Harrington, Peter Browne and Phil Callery; Sunday 11th a play called Country Music, tells the story of Jamie Carris; Tuesday 13th Film Club presentation of I’ve Loved you so Long, is on the life of a woman who shines after reinventing herself; this months exhibition is by Paul Woods, details from 068 22566.

The Master which brought a full house to St John’s all last week continues with extra nights, more information from 068 22566, the audience appreciated a lively play with insight into many characters which are familiar to us.

Siamsa; Tralee Musical Society presents That’s Entertainment `09 from Oct. 6th to 11th at 8pm, more from 066 712 3055.

RINGING in your ears, Tinnitus information morning will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre, Ballygologue, John B, Keane Rd, on Friday 9th Oct. from 11am. to 1pm, further information please call: 064 6620052.

CHARITY: Focus Ireland would like to invite students to take part in a Sleepover event on Friday, October 16th . 1,000 students did the sleepover in their homes or in their schools last year and raised over E20,000 for homeless people in Ireland, details from


TOASTMASTERS The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 7 from 8.30-10.30pm at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West, further information from Bill on 087 9079223.

SOCCER: Diarmuid O Carroll, whose family originally came from Knockanure, is now playing with a Scottish First Division team called Airdrie United. Newtown Athletic were recently beaten by Listowel Celtic, scorers for Newtown were John McGrath and Aidan Keane.

Women FAI Cup final between Listowel Celtic and Defence Forces Ireland will be held at Mounthawk on Sunday Oct. 11th starting at 2.30pm. Details of soccer training from 086 1655 259.

BEST Wishes to Fr Michael Leahy who celebrated his 91st birthday on October 1st `09.

CONGRATULATIONS to Fr Michael Buckley of Moyvane Village on the Golden Jubilee of his ordination which he celebrated recently.Fr Buckley is son of Michael Buckley and Nora Shine, all his siblings have passed away except Mrs Maria Lyons.

AGM: Moyvane/Knockanure Community Games AGM was due be held in the Marian Hall on Tuesday 6th Oct. at 9pm

EVENTS: Poetry Workshop at Seanchai on 10th and 11th of Oct. more information from 068 22212, also ask about children’s workshops; Library Book Festival continues till Oct. 23rd; OCD Support Group which meets on the 1st Thursday of each month in a room at the Meadowlands Hotel from 8pm – 9.30pm; Ceili at Tournafulla on Friday Oct. 9th at 9.30pm; West Limerick PTAA Annual Social will be held at Rathkeale House Hotel on Oct. 16th; The Abbeyfeale Anglers’ Association will be holding a social at the Fr Casey GAA pavilion on Saturday, October 10th. Meal time is 8.30 PM;

Lecture on 19th Centaury Farmhouse Interiors Through Art will be given by Dr Claudia Kinmonth at Tralee Library on Thursday Oct. 8th at 8pm; Ireland v Italy at Croke Park on Sat 10th of Oct., on Oct 14th Ireland play Montenegro also at Croke Park; Learn more about the life of a Dominican Friar, Dominican Sister, Dominican Contemplative Nun & Lay Dominican. On Saturday 17th October from 9.30am. to 5pm. at St. Dominic’s Retreat Centre, Montenotte, Cork;

Kerry London Association meet on the first Wednesday of the month in the Kingdom Bar on the Kilburn High Road; The Limerick Association London Dinner dance will take place on Friday, October 9th at St Augustine’s Catholic Club in Fulhan Palace Road, Hammersmith; All school close for a break from Oct. 26th to 30th , many hotels a giving special rates during the holiday; October 5th is World Teachers’ Day; Carers may avail of free Massage on October 11th and 12th, details from 066 712 1399; Retirement Party for Garda Chris Noonan will be held at the Lanterns on Friday Oct. 9th at 8pm, details from 068 36 253; will be holding an outreach service in Listowel at the Citizen Information Centre 35 the Square on Friday 9th Oct. from 10am to 12.30; Comhaltas Tour of Canada will be in Manitoba on Oct. 9th and city of Winnipeg on Oct. 10th, details from; 10k Mini Marathon will begin at the Brandon Hotel on Sunday Oct. 18th at noon.

KDYS Listowel/North Kerry Community Drugs Initiative officially opens its new premises at KDYS Centre Upper Church St., Listowel on Monday 9th October at 7.30pm. The night includes information stands on drugs/alcohol and guest speakers. All are welcome.

KDYS Youth Centre in Killarney is hosting Kerry Comhairle na nOg meting at 5.30pm on Oct. 16th, 087 780 1575.

DANCING: Adult dancing resumes on Tuesday nights at 9pm in the Gables with John Joe Tierney

ASTRONOMY Evening Classes begin at IT Tralee on Oct. 8th.

EU: More than 70% of the EU population live in urban areas while about 85% of the EU’s GDP is generated in cities. Last year Ireland complied with all the air quality standards in EU.

The European Investment Bank will loan E500m to ESB and EirGrid. E300m will go towards the Interconnector with Wales. ESB will receive up to E200m in loans to erect its 248MW of wind power capacity by 2012, costing E475m.

BUSINESS Week for the Mid- West continues till Oct. 9th, details from 066 7183 522, even though grants of up to 50% for the purchase of fixed assets are available, few will take the risk until the climate will improve, regulations and red tape will break the spirit of any beginner.

HORSE Fair in Listowel attracted many canvassers, they added a bit of extra flavour to a traditional day. The Farmers Market on Fridays in Listowel is turning into a real Market and a hive of activity.

ZAMBIA: CBS in Tralee is sending 8 students and 4 teachers to Zambia during the Easter holidays 2010 as part of the Zambian Immersion Project. Fundraising event will take place at Tralee Greyhound Stadium on Friday, October 16th.

PARENTING Workshop: At The Education Centre, Dromtacker Tralee on Wednesday, October 7th from 7pm-9pm or Friday, October 9th from 10am-12 noon. For further information, contact The Education Centre, Dromtacker on 066 7195000, Website:

HELP: There is now a Kerry relatives support group set up at the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 8pm for relatives & friends of people experiencing depressive illnesses or mood disorder, Contact 066 7194713.

THOUGHT: “the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality.” President John F. Kennedy.

PASTORAL Plan 2009-2013 was presented to Parish Councils last week in Killarney, it is based on consultations held over the past year. Priority areas, Evangelisation, Working Together, Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation, Safeguarding Children, Young People, Effective Communications, and Management of Resources. The vision of the Diocese is supported by Christian principles, collaboration, openness and accountability.

BEREAVEMENT Support Group information available at 068 23429. A Meeting of the Ballydonoghue Bereavement Support Group was due take place on Tuesday 6th October in Ballyloughran Leisure Centre, from 8.00pm to 9.00pm. For further information, please contact North & East Kerry Development Ltd on 068 23429.

ORGANIC Farming Scheme reopens again in January 2010, no doubt they will have extra hurdles to jump for entrants to give office staff something to monitor.

WEDDING: The marriage took place recently of Francis O’Riordan of Dirreen, son of Joan and Willie and Deirdre Mulvihill daughter of Mel and Ann of Barragogeen. The bridesmaids were Nicola Mulvihill and Anne Marie O’Riordan and the best man and groomsmen were John Paul O’Riordan and David Mulvihill. Fr Lucid P.P. officiated at the ceremony in Moyvane Church. The reception was held at Ballingarry House Hotel.

Marriage took place in Tralee recently of Norella Moore and Paudie Mansfield, Fr Pat Moore PP Duagh officiated. Best Man was Der Rahilly, groomsmen were Maurice Rahilly, James Moore and Jimmy Moore. Bridesmaids were Joanne Lane, Denise Drumm, Marguerite O Callagh and Sarah Quinn. Flower girls Laura and Ciara Fitzgerald. Pageboys Darragh and Sam Moore Mansfield. The Bride is daughter of Mary and Ned Moore of Duagh and the groom is son of Mags and Pat Mansfield of Tralee.

PHENOMENON: On the 6th May 1788. Between two and three in the afternoon, a water-spout of considerable diameter made its appearance between Adare and Barnakill-bridge in the county of Limerick in Ireland. This phenomenon, which is rather uncommon in Ireland, is described to have been of a spiral storm, exhibiting a very dazzling brightness, and attended with a ???? somewhat resembling the clash of arms. It is added that the beasts of the field appeared terrified, and that several crows, as if suddenly killed, dropped to the earth. At the same hour a very heavy rain (accompanied with loud thunder and unusually vivid flashes of lightning) fell in the city and liberties of Limerick, but did not extend beyond them. We have not heard whether the bursting of the water-spout occasioned any particular injury to the part where it fell, story from The Times London, Middlesex, England May 20, 1788.

FLIGHT: Sophie Pierce who came from Newcastle West set World Record by climbing to 17,000 ft in her plane on October 8th 1927, two years later she went to 23,000 ft, she died aged 42 years. The Wright Brothers made first flight in 1903. Harry Ferguson made his own plane and had his first flight recorded in Ireland in 1909, in August 1910 he flew tree miles winning a prize of £100, Bleriot crossed the English Channel in 1909, Lilian Bland in 1910 was the first woman to fly in Ireland in her plane called Mayfly, first flight across the Irish Sea was made by Wilson of Kilkenny in 1912, Alcock and Brown made the first transatlantic crossing in 1919. Some things never change the American government spent $70,000 up to 1903 trying to make a flying machine and failed, while the Wright brothers who were cycle mechanics, in their spare time succeeded.

COLLECTION: The North Kerry Eagles Special Olympic Club are holding their Annual Church Gate Collection on Saturday 10th Oct. & Sunday 11th Oct. before all Masses. Diocesan Collection on 17th & 18th October for the Propagation the Faith.

DEATH took place recently of Patsy Fogerty of Doon Road, Ballybunion. Patsy is survived by his wife Ann and children, his son James is married to Ann Enright of Moyvane Village. Following Requiem Mass at Ballybunion Church on Friday October 2nd 2009, Patsy Fogerty was laid to rest at St John’s Cemetery, Ballybunion.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Dympna Nunan ,James Moore, Fr Pat O Donoghue, John Cyril Tobin, Bishop James Collins, Annie Flynn, Bridget Dalton, Paddy Horgan, Mass on Tues. 6th Oct. at 8.00pm for Joan Mc Enery; Mass on Wed. 7th at 9.15am for William Stack & the deceased members of the Stack Family; Mass on Thurs. 8th at 9.15am for William Thompson & the deceased members of the Thompson Family; Mass on Fri. 9th at 8.00pm for Margaret Shine; Mass on Sat. 10th at 8.00pm for Henry Stackpoole.

Confessions on Saturdays from 12 – 12.30pm and on request.

READERS: are required for both the Vigil and the 11am Masses. Please phone 49308 or drop your name through the letter box in the Presbytery.

Readers Vigil Deirdre Scanlon & John Corbett

11am Jerry Duggan & Margaret Flaherty

Knockanure 10am Mary Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald. ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm GARRY McMahon Weekend in Abbeyfeale, Church Choir in Abbeyfeale will practice on Wednesday, October 7 at 8pm to prepare for the Gary McMahon Commemorative Weekend Mass which will be held on Sunday, November 8th.

LIMERICK Charismatic Conference takes place from October 9th to 11th in Mary Immaculate College, with Speaker Frances Hogan.