Knockanure Notes – 5th April, 2009

CENTRE: Knockanure Parent & Toddler Group meets up every Thursday between 10am to 12am. All are welcome.

Knockanure Community Centre Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the centre on Easter Saturday 11th April from 2pm to 4pm. Children must be supervised by an adult. Refreshments will be served afterwards at centre. A great afternoon not to be missed, For more details, contact the centre on (068) 49799 or 086 8392787.

CHOIR were due to practice at Knockanure Church on Tuesday night April 7th.

SCHOOL Children are encouraged to enter a poetry competition in conjunction with the Kerryman and Writers Week, entries can be sent to Dan Keane at Coilagurteen, Moyvane, Listowel, closing date for entries is April 24th, winners will be announced on May 31st,

KNOCK: Bus will travel to Knock for Mercy Sunday on April 19th details from 066 7180 123. Night Vigil on May 1st ,details from 068 31232.

LOUGH Derg pilgrimage begins on May 30th, details from 068 31232.

MEDJUGORJE Visionary will visit Tralee on April 24th, pilgrimages to Medjugorje from Kerry leave on May 1st details 087 2890 523 and the second pilgrimage leaves on May 3rd, details from 064 33625.

SEANCHAI: Writing a Novel directed by Martina Devlin runs from 25th to 26th of April, if you want to join contact 068 22212.

ST JOHN’S for April: Wednesday 15th Sarah Mc Quaid, folksinger/songwriter and guitarist; Thursday 21st Film called Emma’s Bliss a German film and the exhibition this month is by Maurice Hannon, details from 068 22566.

POST: An Post C Both Sides Exhibition will be on display from 20th April to 2nd of May at Siamsa Tire, more information from 066 7123055. In 2008 the postcards project targeted; January, Families; February, Sport; March, Health; April, Travellers; May, Older People; June, Business People/Unemployed People; July, Prisoners; August, Migrants; September, Politicians; October, Education and Learning;
November, Farming Community; December, Artists/Individuals.

Knockanure children have their artwork on display at the school; the pupils were guided by their art teacher Marie Brennan.

ANTI Drugs Hotline is at 1800 220 220.

RAG: Abbeyfeale Rag Meeting will be held on Sunday 12th April at Fitzgerald’s Field, Dromtrasna Proceeds in aid of the Town Park.

GAA are giving some part scholarships to young people to an Irish college, details from the County Board.

TG4 soap Ros na Run are looking for actors, send CV before April 17th to [email protected]

GRAVEYARDS in the locality are now being tidied by volunteers.

PROTEST: Several locals are upset because the government and the EU intend prohibiting them from cutting turf a practice which is going on at Moanveanlagh for countless generations without causing any noticeable harm to the bog.

CLOTHES Bank is situated near the Moyvane Community Centre, proceeds in aid of Air Ambulance.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto results for April 3rd `09; Jackpot was E3,100, numbers drawn were 1-11-23 and 24, no winner of Jackpot. Lucky Dips went to the following; Gerard Horgan Kilmorna, James Sheehy, Moyvane; Aoife Walsh, Gortdromagowna; Tim Joe Sheahan, Moyvane, Louise Keane, Moyvane, Ashling Collins, Duagh. Bar prize went to Angela Sheehy, next weeks Jackpot E3,200.

Knockanure play Knocknagoshel on Tuesday April 7th in Knocknagoshel.

LOCALS, Niamh Stack and Pauline Woods were on stage at Tintean last Saturday and Sunday.

EVENTS: Film for retired people called 12 Angry Men will take place at Siamsa Tire on Thursday, April 9th at 2pm;

Samhlaiocht Easter Festival runs from 11th to 13th of April; World Irish Dance Championship takes place in Philadelphia from 5th to 12th of April `09 and at the same time the Irish Dance Championship will be held at Ennis; Hospice Walk is on Good Friday 10th April more information from Kay 068-23035, Julie 0876210742 or from J.K. Sports Shop, William St.; Good Friday Soup Kitchen in aid of Listowel Alzheimer’s Association will be open in Tarbert from 11am to 2pm; Kerry Home and Garden exhibition will be held in Tralee from 11th to 13th of April; Ras Mumhan runs from April 10th to 13th ; Easter Family Day will be held at Colbert Hall in Athea on Monday April 13th ,details from 068 52806; Birkat HaHammah, a Jewish holiday takes place at sunrise April 8, followed by the start of Passover at sunset. Birkat HaHammah occurs only every 28 years; Jumble Sale in aid of Nano Nagle outing will be held at their school on Sunday April 19th , details from 087 238 6038; The Curtin Clan Association holds its 6th Clan Gathering from 23rd to 26th April 2009 at the Devon Inn Hotel, details from 068 44751; Shorthorn Breeders 85th Show and Sale will be held at Castleisland Mart on April 21st; . ICA walk in aid of cancer research will be held on Sunday April 19th at Muckross Demesne starting at 2.30pm; All Ireland Final of Senior Scor competition will be held at the INEC on April 18th; Toastmasters will meet at the Desmond Complex on Wed. April 15th at 8.30pm; Special Olympics collection will be held on Friday April 24th ,details from 068 57710. Vintage Festival in Athea Sunday May 10th.

HAPPY 80th Birthday to Mary Flavin nee Flaherty of Glenagragra and Knockanure.

RACING in April: Cork Easter Festival runs from 11th to 13th; Fairyhouse Grand National Festival 12th to 14th and Limerick is on the 21st.

SEI’s Energy Show will take place in the RDS on 29th and 30th April. They will have over 160 exhibitors.

JOBS: Ireland will be one of the last countries to recover from this recession. High wages, regulations and charges are daily causing more unemployment. No unemployed person would dare set up a backyard business. Objectors and people in Ivory Towers are bringing this country to its knees. A plan to build a golf course and holiday homes on lands of Pascal Carmody was blocked recently by an objection from An Taisce, even though Clare County Council had passed the project.

FULL Moon on April 9th, Spring has arrived, the blackthorn and the flowering currant are full of flowers, all the shrubs, bushes and small trees are sprouting leaves, herbalist will have plenty of fresh herbs, but the daffodil which was in its glory is now past its prime.

ESO organised for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 a live 24-hour video webcast, “Around the World in 80 Telescopes” on Friday and Saturday last.

HISTORY: In March 1929 James Crowley T.D asked the Minister for Finance in the Dail whether the under mentioned subscribers to the D=E1il Loan, 1919-20, have made applications in writing for repayment in respect of their subscriptions; if he will state when they made the applications; whether their applications have been considered and found correct, and when it is proposed to issue Savings Certificates to them; if he is aware that nearly all the under mentioned have made at least two or three applications within the past year:-William C. Shine, Kilbaha, Newtownsandes, Kerry; Cornelius O’Connor, Feans, Causeway, Kerry; Thomas O’Carroll, Cloonamon, Astee, Ballylongford, Kerry; John Carroll, Cloonamon, Astee, Ballylongford, Kerry; John O’Hallorin (James), Pallas, Listowel, Kerry; John Byrne, Coolanelig, Duagh, Co. Kerry; John O’Hallorin, Pallas, Listowel, Kerry; John Keane, Rylane, Abbeyfeale; Mary Keane, Rylane, Abbeyfeale; Hannah Carmody, Ennismore, Listowel, Kerry, and Eugene M. O’Sullivan, Banemore, Ardfert, Tralee.

HITLER was stateless when he was given Honorary German citizenship in 1932. Hitler was born in Austria and used his honorary German citizenship to enter politics in Germany.

HERO: Fr Damien died 15th April 1889, he arrived at the Sandwich Islands in March 1864.

FINE: On April 1st 1949 a $5,000 fine was imposed on several American Corporations for criminal conspiracy, several directors were fined $1 all the cases were appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

BOMB: A 93-year-old Japanese man survived the two U.S. atomic bombs he was in Hiroshima on a business trip on Aug. 6, 1945, when the first bomb fell on the city. He got serious burns and spent the night in the city. He then returned home to Nagasaki and survived the second attack.

LIBRARY: U.S. Library of Congress is to upload material on iTunes and YouTube, items include 100-year-old films, audio accounts of life in slavery and much more.

TRADITION: Polish Community will continue their tradition of presenting Easter Baskets of food in Abbeyfeale Church on Holy Saturday 11th April.

150 Years; The Irish Times have just celebrated their 150 birthday. I searched for Knockanure and got 421 results, Knockanure is in Clare, Tipperary and several other Counties; for Newtownsandes there were 94 results

APRIL 90 years ago Limerick workers went on strike and took over the running of shops, the City and printed their own money, they became known as the Limerick Soviet.

THOUGHT: If you serve others for the reward of gaining their admiration and gratitude, then your reward will be fleeting and ultimately dissatisfying. If you serve others for the reward of bringing pleasure to your Father God’s heart as you work side by side with him, then you will gain eternal rewards, Anonymous.

FRANCISCANS: 8th Centenary of the Franciscans will be celebrated from April 15th to 18th `09.

LITTLE Flower Relics will be in Killarney Cathedral on the 28th and 29th of April.

Dawn Mass on Easter Sunday morning at 6am, will be held in Tarbert on April 12th .

VETERANS: The Annual Memorial Mass for the deceased members of Kerry No. 1 Brigade Old I.R.A. and Cumann Na mBan will be held in The Bon Secours Hospital Chapel on Easter Monday at 9.30am.

SYMPATHY: At a recent meeting of the Board of Management of Scoil Chorp Chriost , Knockanure a Vote of Sympathy was passed to the Goulding Family, Keylod on the death of Betty, R.I.P..

DEATH took place on March 21st `09 of Dan Stack who was born at Bunagara, Listowel and lived at Wilesden, London. Dan is survived by his wife Anne, daughter Margaret, sons James and Daniel and sister Mary. Following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church Dan Stack was laid to rest at St Michael’s Churchyard, Listowel on Friday April 3rd `09.

Death has taken place of Brendan Stack, late of Charles St, and London.

ANNIVERSARIES: Matt Costelloe, Michael Sweeney, Paddy Scanlon, Jeremiah F Barry, Mary Agnes Brown, Jer Mulvihill, Francis Woulfe, Johnny Buckley, Maud Brennan, Tom Fitzmaurice, Fr James Galvin, Nora Danaher, Timothy Buckley, Nora Brosnan, Mary Joy, Bridie Graham, Peg Kennelly, Gabriel Kennelly, Kit Bartishel, Ellen Dell, Teddy Conway, Fr Tom Moore, Maurice Walsh, Mass for the week beginning Tuesday April 7th at 8pm for Jer Mulvihill, Wednesday 8th at 8pm for Jack and Maud Fitzmaurice, Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper in Knockanure at 7pm and Moyvane at 8pm; Holy Saturday Mass at 9pm for Nora Brosnan and deceased members of the Joy Family; Easter Sunday Mass in Knockanure is for Bridget (Bridie) Keane and Daniel Keane.

NEW Eucharistic Ministers will be commissioned on Holy Thursday at 8pm.

STATIONS of the Cross in Knockanure on Tuesday night the 7th at 7.30pm; Good Friday Stations in Moyvane at 3pm and 8pm and Knockanure at 7pm. Good Friday is also a day of fast and abstinence.

Confessions at Moyvane on Saturday at Noon.

ADORATION: Moyvane Wednesday 10am to 7pm, Knockanure Tuesday 10am to 6pm; Holy Thursday there will be Adoration at the Altar of Repose after Mass.

READERS: Moyvane, Holy Thursday Amanda Coulson and Kieran Healy; Good Friday Paul and Anthony Kiely and Shane Hanrahan; Holy Saturday Bridget McCarthy, Seline Mulvihill, Michelle Corridan and Chloe Mulvihill.

RETREAT: Ardfert Retreat Centre Open Day on Wednesday, April 8th from 3om – 8pm. Taize Prayer around the Cross from 8.30pm – 9.30pm lead by House Team and Youth 2000. All welcome.

HANDEL’S Messiah 250th Anniversary performance will take place at Holy Cross Dominican Church on Tuesday April 14th at 8pm. Director: Aidan O’Carroll. Adm. Free.

PILGRIMAGE To he Holy Land from 28th September – 7th October, details from 021 4277700.

Usual Medjugorje prayer meeting in Abbeyfeale on Wed 8th at 8pm.

GROW: Want to grow your own vegetables & herbs? Allotments 6 metres x 20. Open April 11th 2008 at 12noon. Enquiries to Eamonn or Shiobhan on 087 7730202.