Knockanure Notes – 5th December, 2010

ACTIVE Retired Day at the Community Centre Knockanure is on Monday 13th Dec. if attending please ring 068 49799 or 087 7528 626. Alternative Healing with Martin White will be discussed at the Centre on Fri. 10th Dec. at 8pm, all are welcome no charge.

CAKE Icing Demo at the Centre Knockanure on Thursday 9th Dec. at 7.30pm.

CHIROPODIST will be at the Marian Hall Moyvane on Thursday 9th Dec. at 11am, book with 068 49472.

ICA: Moyvane ICA Family Day hamper was won by Paul Kiely, Turkey was won by Celia Thornton, Ham won by Majella McCarthy, Cake won by Amanda Coulson, other winners Fionn Henderson and Emmet Leahy. The organisers would like to thank Newtownsandes Co –op for the beautiful hamper and all who supported the event on Sunday 28th Nov. `10.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA  Lotto results for 3rd Dec. Jackpot E6300, numbers drawn were 4-18-19 and 28 no winner.
Lucky dips went to following; John Patrick Kennedy, Abbeyfeale; Eddie Kearney, Ballyduff; Timmy Horgan, Kilmorna ; Billy & Michael Lynch, Tarmons; Michael O Conner, Keylod;  Joan McCarthy, Abbeyfeale; Bar prize Mary Barry ; This weeks Jackpot E6400.

EVENTS: T na G will have a programme on Ballylongford on Dec. 9th; Crib is being erected in Moyvane Church on Sat 11th Dec. at 3pm and at Knockanure Church on Friday 10th Dec. at 7pm, helpers welcome; Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine official launch is on 10th Dec. at the Thatch;

 German Market in Tralee from 10th to 13th of Dec. Rolf Kunz will a recital at St John’s Church Tralee on Sunday Dec. 12th after noon mass; Athea Credit Union AGM is on Friday Dec. 10th at 7pm; will hold an outreach clinic at the Citizens Information Centre in Listowel on Fri. 10th from 10am to 12.30pm; Clounmacon Senior Citizens party will be held on Dec. 10th at 7.30pm; West Limerick 102 FM Hooley will be held at the Devon Hotel on Dec. 13th ; Walkers and Joggers meet & train. Mon’s and wed at 8pm & Sat at 9am. Meet at Community Centre Car Park Listowel; Garda Youth Achievement Awards closing date for nominations Dec. 17th;

CHOIR: The Abbeyfeale Adult Choir along with the Kerry Chamber Choir, the Kerry Chamber Orchestra and the Kerry Youth Choir will perform in the Church of the Assumption on Sunday, December 12th  at 7pm in a musical, The Twelve
Days of Christmas, more from  Fr John O’Shea 0879708282. Kerry Choral Union presents ‘O Holy Night’ with Miriam Murphy, Soprano and introducing their Junior Choir  will take place at St. John’s Church, Tralee on Sunday, December 12th at 8pm.  

SOCIAL: Annual Dinner & Dance for Listowel and District active retirement group at the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tuesday 14th December 2010, Meal at 2.30pm. More from Chairperson Maryanne on 068 21894;  ICA Christmas Party at Ballygarry House Hotel on Dec. 12th.

TINTEAN: Crystal Swing on Sun. 12th Dec. at 8pm; Friday 17th fundraised for the Haven Project.

ST JOHN’S: Abba Forever Thurs. 9th; Variety Show in aid of Alzheimer’s Society on Fri. 10th; Celebration of Siamsa Tire, fundraiser for Teach Siamsa on Sat. 11th; Film Club Pyjama Girls Tue. 14th ; Students of Denise Wren in concert Wednesday 15th.

SEANCHAI:  launch of a new documentary ‘The River Feale – From Source to Sea’ on Saturday December 11th at 8 pm.  All are welcome. Christmas Food and Craft Fair On Sunday December 12th, open at 11am, Enquiries to 068 22212 .
 SINGERS, U.16 and over 9 who are interested in being part of Community Games Choir. Group and Solo competition, training begins at 7.00 p.m. on Thursday 9th December.  All training is in St. Michael’s College, contact Eileen 087 6701245.

MARRIAGE took place recently of Christina Cronin of Beaufort and James O Connor of Athea at St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney. Fr Kevin McNamara performed the ceremony. Best man, Pat O Connor, Groomsman Mike O Connor. Bridesmaids were Nicole Coffey and Helena Cronin. Flower girls Cora and Jessica Cronin. Jack Cronin was Pageboy. Bride was daughter of Eileen and Dermot Cronin. Grooms parents were Nancy and Patrick O Connor of Lug. Athea.

CONGRATULATIONS to Nell and John Heffernan who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the lanterns recently. Best Wishes also to Aidan McEnery who celebrated his 40th Birthday and to Ciaran Kiely and Kieran Sheehy who jointly celebrated their 21st Birthday.

GAA: Congratulations to Knockanure team who won the North Kerry Junior Novice semi final recently, they are training for the final in the sports field on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8pm. Moyvane Coiste na nOg have calendars for sale in local shops.

TYRES: The Mercury News of San Jose California say that 250,000 old tires, ground up into 3-inch pieces will be laid under the tracks of the Rapid Transportation route from Fremont to San Jose to act as shock absorbers.

JOURNAL: The Ballydonoghue Journal and the Knocknagoshel Bell are now available at usual outlets. Ballydonoghue Journal has a host of fine photographs both old and new. Margaret Gilbert again has her Diary, other articles include,  Tribute to recently deceased locals and Tarbert born Tommy O Hanlon, Mick Finucane gives Mo Sceal Fein, Caves of Guhard tragedy recalled, 100th Birthday of Mike Joe Stack, Creative Writing, Parish Organisations and much more in over 230 pages.

DIRECTORY for 160 businesses helped by North and East Kerry Development is now available, details from 068 22930.

KERRYMAN Nov. 16th 1910: Price of mackerel at Dingle, 4/6 to 5/6 per 120, price of mackerel at Brandon, 2/6 to 3 shillings per 120. Died, Fr Florence Lawlor on Nov10th 1910 at Denver City, Colorado aged 26th , he was a brother of Tom Lawlor clerk of Tralee Union. Fr Florence was educated at Paris and Maynooth. Died army pensioner aged 80 years, John Morris of Tralee , served in India, was nine years abroad. Died, Thomas Hussey aged 90 years, buried at Ballyheigue. Funeral report of Mrs Tom Nolan of Tralee nee Langford carries a long list of relatives. Wedding of Maurice O Connor of Kerry and Ellen Fitzpatrick at Wimbledon Sacred Heart Church, Maurice was brother of Martin O Connor BL and Edward O Connor of London. Kerryman of Dec. 3rd 1910; Missing persons, James O Connor of Ballyduff who resigned from RIC about 49 years ago, then went to America, his brother Tom O Connor of Clerkenwell Road, London would like to hear about him.

Election to Westminster Parliament for North Kerry on Dec. 12th 1910. Dr. Mangan Bishop of Kerry wrote to Kerryman about his name being used to support his cousin Egan in an election.

FEAST: Feast of St Andrew was celebrated on Tuesday 30th Nov. 2010. The New Zealand Tablet of 3rd Dec. 1850 carries a long article on the celebration of the Festival of St. Andrew in NZ,  Scotch and Irish appear to be celebrating together in great harmony, they first Toasted Royalty then continued with a long list of toasts. First quality 2 lb loaf of bread then cost 4d

LOVE: ” I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least. ” Servant of God Dorothy Day, she died 30 years ago around this time

POPE Benedict’s prayer intentions for the month of December, an increased focus on those who are sick, elderly or alone this Christmas season.

REFLECTION: St John’s Tralee preparation for Christmas 4-night programme. Three nights of Reflection & Prayer and a night of Musical celebration with  Fr Liam Lawton.    Peter McVerry SJ, Mary Davis, and Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh will offer reflections on Monday, November 13th, Tuesday 14th
and Wednesday 15th.    Fr Liam Lawton will conclude this Advent Faith programme with a Musical celebration on Sunday, December 19th.

SACRISTAN Christmas offering envelopes are available in the church.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday from 4pm to 5pm, Wed. from 10am to 7pm and Knockanure Tuesday from 10am to 6pm.

Adoration in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel Abbeyfeale each evening Monday to Friday from 6 to 8pm, Rosary each evening at 7.30pm. Adoration takes place in the adoration chapel Listowel each Tuesday & Wednesday after 10.30am Mass to 7pm. Eucharistic Adoration will take place each Sunday of Advent in Listowel Adoration Chapel from 3 – 6pm.

DEATH has taken place of Betty Coughlin nee Lynch, details later.

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora Flaherty, John Moore, Molly Manning, Tim Kennelly, James O Connor, Maureen Foley, Nora Foran, Jane Desmond, Johnny Broderick, Oliver Leahy, William Finucane, John Collins, Derry Tatten, Peggy O Connor, Agnes O Donovan, John P Fitzgerald, Tom Relihan, Vincent Dillon, Pat Brosnan, Fr Jerry Roche, Martin Mulvihill, Bridie O Donnell, David O Brien; Mass on Tue. 7th at 7.30pm for Maureen Foley; Mass on Wed. 8th at 10am in Knockanure for Tom Relihan; Mass on Thurs. 9th in Knockanure at 7.30pm for P J Nolan; Mass on Fri. 10th in Knockanure for Catherine and John Moloney at 7.30pm; Mass on Sat. at 7.30pm for Mathew and Bridget Quinn and deceased members of the Quinn Family; Mass on Sunday 12th at Knockanure at 10am for Richard and Jeremiah Horgan, Eileen and Jerry O Donoghue, and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for Alice and Tom Hanrahan and Kay Clifford.

DEATH has taken place of Ellen Vaughan nee Histon of Upper Direen Athea, she was predeceased by her husband Ned and is survived by her sons and daughters. Following Requiem Mass in Athea Church Ellen Vaughan was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery on Friday December 3rd 2010.

HOLY Day on Wed. Dec. 8th Mass in Knockanure at 10am and Mass on Tuesday Evening in Moyvane at 7.30pm.

PHILIPINO Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee on Saturday, December 11th at 4pm.  All welcome.

CAROL Service will be held at St Mary’s Church Tarbert on Sunday 19th at 7pm, all are welcome.

JESSE Tree, everyone is welcome to add their prayer to the Jesse at both churches in the Parish.

READERS: Vigil, John Corbett and Margaret Heffernan; 11am, Ciara Healy and Amanda Coulson; Knockanure Ann Stack and Brenda Clancy.

COLLECTION for SVP this weekend.