Knockanure Notes – 5th March, 2013

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre.
The next social day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 11th March 2013. Come and enjoy a great meal followed by music and dance.   All welcome.

Ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome just come along.

FASHION: Tarbert Comprehensive School Fashion Show will be held in Ceol Corbrai Glin on Friday 8th March at 8.p.m. contact (087) 2715367.

TALKS:  The Challenge of being a Christian by Canon Bob Fiffe, Director of Churches Together. The venue will be St. John’s Listowel at 8pm on Wednesday, March 6th. Bob is a regular visitor to Lisrue, Duagh. Young people and faith, talk on March 5th at Tralee Parish Centre. Finding God Today, talk by Bishop O Reilly at Ardfert Retreat Centre on March 12th.

CONGRATULATIONS to Shea Leahy who won the Recitation competition at the recent North Kerry Scor  na bPaisti finals.

FAIRTRADE Fortnight continues till 10 Mach 2013

PTAA Social for North Kerry will be held at the Golf Hotel, Ballybunion on March 8th,  details from, Marie Mc Enery 087 6492080, Tickets available from Mary Kearney and  Michael Liston, Creamery Office.

LIVING Links fundraiser at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on March 8th, details from 087 2359 304.

DRAMA: Kerry Drama Festival in Castleisland continues till March 8th, details from 086 1054 515.

WOMENS Day will be celebrated at St John’s Listowel on March 7th starting at 10.30am.

RELICS of John Bosco attracted many locals to visit Pallaskenry on Friday last. Video on youtube of visit.

WL102FM AWARDS NIGHT;  Mick Flavin will provide the backing band at this year’s awards ceremony to be held at the Devon Inn on Monday, March 11 next.  Some of the award winners include Jason Travers, Trudie Lawlor, Gary Gamble, Micheal Collins, Crystal Swing and Sean Brennan.  show starts 8.30pm.   Further information from 06966200.

ARTHRITIS:Living Well With Arthritis, Spring 2013 Courses in the Tralee Education Centre for six weekly sessions starting on Tuesday 5th March, 2013 from 7pm – 9.30pm. Contact 01 6470206, [email protected]

VICTIM: The Kerry Branch of Victim Assistance who offer emotional and practical assistance in relation to crime and victims of crime will attend an open meeting at the Marian Hall on Tuesday 12th March at 8.00pm. Everyone welcome.

DAFFODIL day March 22nd, details from 1850 60 60 60 .

VARIETY Show by Youth Club in aid of Kerry Parents and Friends at Tintean Theatre on March 9th at 7.30pm.

Book Day March 7th.

CHARITY Film: Taigeen’s Farewell, a Leo Finucane film will be shown at the Classic Cinema,  Listowel on March 15th at 8pm, proceeds in aid of Pieta Centre, Castleisland.

BEST Wishes to Margaret Lynch and Timmy Joe Sheahan who celebrated their birthdays recently.

CLASSES: Listowel Community College is holding an Open Day, on Wednesday 6th March from 2pm-7pm. All welcome to talk to the staff about all the courses on offer at Listowel Community College,

Mothers Day is on March 10th.

DRY weather continues to give some relief to hard pressed stock owners, in the dry areas cattle are out  full time, the farmers most in need will be unable to fully take advantage of the dry spell.

MULTIPLE  SCLEROSIS  SOCIETY  AGM on Wednesday 6th, at 8.00pm, in Listowel Arms Hotel.  New member are welcome!

DEATH took place on 26 February 2013 of  Joan Scanlon formerly of Tenekilla, Ballyhahill and late of no 8 Corbry Estate, Glin. Joan is survived by sister Mary, cousin PJ Nolan, Moyvane and family, relatives, kind neighbours and friends
Requiem Mass for Joan Scanlon was celebrated  at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin on Thursday February 28th, she was laid to rest afterwards  in Kilfergus Cemetery, Glin.

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora Carmody, Nora Roche, Mave Marvin, Willie Brosnan, Sidney Snow, Tom Lyons, Dan McAuliffe, Michael Flynn, John Stack, Garry McMahon, Mossie Pierse, Mary O Hanlon, Bridie Flaherty, Jack Leahy, Maurice O Connor, Mossie O Connor, Mary Casey, Anna O Reilly, Mick Flavin, Catherine O Connor, Johnny Dunford, Paddy Lysaght, Dan Enright, Sonny Harnett, Michael Kissane, Sr. Pius O Farrell, Bridie Flavin, Tom B O Carroll, Sr. Majella O Flaherty, Mikey Shanahan, Murt Daly, Donna Stack, Eileen Egan, Mick Liston, Betty Goulding, Peg Hodsoll. Mass on Tues. 5th 7.30pm for Joseph Foley & the deceased members of the Foley Family. Mass on Wed. 6th at 7.00pm for Richard Sheehan. Mass on Thurs. 7th Knockanure  at 7.30pm for Michael Flynn. Mass on Fri. 8th  at 7.30pm  for Catherine O’Connor, ALSO

8.00pm Knockanure for Bridie Flavin. Mass on Sat. 9th 7.30pm for Bridie Flaherty. Mass on Sun. 10th 10.00am Timothy, Hanna & John Flaherty and the 11.00am Mass is for James Beaton. Mass on Tues. 12th Knockanure at 7.30pm for Mary Carmody.

CHURCH News: Diocesan Collection on the 9th & 10th March for Emigrant Services.

A meeting in preparation for the Parish Mission will be held in the Presbytery on Tuesday 5th March at 8pm.

Trocaire Boxes are available at the back of the Church. Please take one.

Confessions every Saturday at 7.15pm before the Vigil Mass.

Scriptural Reflection Group meet in the Presbytery on Friday nights at 8pm.

Adoration Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00pm to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm

Readers:- Vigil Elaine Hudson, 11.00am Jerry Duggan & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure: Mary O’Flaherty

THANK You to all who contributed to the Church Candle Donation. €450 was the total collected at Holly’s Gala Foodstore.

BLOOD Donor Clinic at Ballybunion Community Centre, Wed. 13th March from 6 – 9pm.

MUSIC:  North Kerry has its own Teen Spirit Concert scheduled for Wednesday night March the 20th at 8.00 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. Over 30 young people are gathering weekly in St Patricks Hall from secondary schools all over North Kerry to sing and dance a mixture of good modern music and songs of praise. Teen SpiriT began in Killarney with Noel O Sullivan and his team and this team has travelled to Listowel to get the North Kerry Teen SpiriT group off the ground.

IRISH: Beatha agus Sláinte; Coláiste Íde in Dingle are holding an open day on the 9th March from 12 – 5. More information from 066 9151211 or [email protected]

ARTHRITIS:Living Well With Arthritis, Spring 2013 Courses in the Tralee Education Centre for six weekly sessions starting on Tuesday 5th March, 2013 from 7pm – 9.30pm. Contact 01 6470206, [email protected]

LOURDES: Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage Lourdes led by Bishop Bill Murphy, celebrating the Year of Faith. Lourdes: “Doorway of the Faith”, from September 2nd – 7th, 2013. Flights EX Kerry Airport. All booking must by made by post to: Mrs Janice O’Sullivan, Pilgrimage Co-ordinator, “Droum”, Nohoval Upper, Rathmore, Co. Kerry
Special pilgrimage number 064 7758219.

MARRIAGE: Week 4: When did you last get a chance to have some uninterrupted time just for the two of you. Come and enjoy each others company on a marriage encounter weekend.
For more information phone 021 4381511.

THOUGHT: Our age dislikes intensely the idea of mystery because it directly exposes our limitations. The thought that there could be something, or someone, beyond human comprehension or imagining is, of course, exciting, but it is also belittling. It puts us in our place and that place is not at the centre. Basil Hume.

DEATH: Teady (Tim) Quaid of Ballybunion and formerly of Dirreen, Athea. Survived by his wife Nora, daughter Mary & her husband Trevor, sons Tim, Tommy, Mark & his partner Jackie, Darren & his partner Dianne, grandchildren, Aunt Nellie Ahern, brothers Michael, Denis, Tommy & Billy, sisters Breda, Ellen and Nora Mary, He was laid to rest in Knockanure after Requiem Mass at Athea Church on Sunday last 24 February 2013.  Sympathy to the O’Connor family Glenastar, Ardagh, on the death of Nora’s husband  Tim, Thady Quaid was involved in the GAA and was a good player . Members of his family have also been very much involved in the GAA, his younger brother Thomas played football for Limerick

DEATH of Padraic Liston, of Ballybunion and Cork on 7 February 2013. He survived by his wife, Eileen, (née McMahon), he was father of Colm, Emer and Ellen, brother to Donal, Eoin, Máire and Sean and son of Owen and the late Noreen. Sadly missed by his loving wife, family, mother-in-law Eileen, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, Following Requiem Mass Padraic Liston was laid to rest at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Kilcully.

Padraig’s father Owen Liston was a native of Athea and his brother Eoin (the Bomber) Liston had been one of the Kerry Senior Football team’s stars for several years. Padraig’s aunt late Kit Aherne had been a North Kerry member of Kerry County Council in her younger days and was later a Fianna Fáil North Kerry Deputy in Dáil Éireann.

SEAN Óg Ó Ceallacháin was a journalist, author and broadcaster and former Gaelic footballer and hurler with Dublin and Eoghan Ruadh. He was born in Newcastlewest, County Limerick, and grew up in Fairview, County Dublin where he attended a Gaelscoil . Sean Óg O’Ceallacháin died 17 February 2013. His uncle was D.J. Madden Fine Gael T.D for Limerick West during the 1940?s/50?s and he worked with Paddy Langan who was a Labour Co. Councillor at that time.   Sean Óg’s mother was Fannie Madden from Ballyhahill.  

WORSE than the Titanic: In April 1865, at least 1,700 people, mostly Union soldiers returning home after the end of the Civil War, lost their lives when the riverboat exploded on the Mississippi. Of an estimated 2,300 people  on board at least 1,700 lost their lives that night, including Captain Mason.

GARDAI have warned shoppers in Limerick to be careful following two incidents in which women were targeted.

HOST  FAMILIES  are required to host foreign students during June, July and August 2013 for 2-4 weeks at at time, boys & girls, aged 13 to 16 years.  Contact Kay on 087 9454786.

LISTOWEL  LAUNDRY  FOR  ELDERLY  is looking for volunteers to help with washing, one to two hours, once a month.  For more details please ring 087 6210742.

LISTOWEL  DOWNPATRICK  LINKAGE  GROUP invites new members to join the Town Twinning Committee.  Anyone interest contact Cara in the Seanchaí Centre, telephone (068) 22212/57927.

A  PRE-CHELTENHAM  NIGHT  in aid of the Kerry Parents & Friends, will be held on Wednesday next, 6th March, at 8.30 pm, in Christy’s Bar,  The Square,  Listowel.

Pope Benedict XVI has given a special Apostolic Blessing to the clergy and people of the Diocese of Limerick and their Bishop elect Fr Leahy, just before he resigned. The Irish Catholic has produced a souvenir edition to mark his life and ministry. There is a candlelight vigil being held in St. Peter’s Square beneath the Holy Father’s window.

Public Television Special is airing across America.  The show is entitled, “An Irish Homecoming” and it features Cherish the Ladies, Irish singing legend Maura O’Connell, an 11 piece string section and 7 of the best dancers in the world.  

Here’s a taste of the program recorded live from beautiful Bucknell University.

JOBS: A six billion euro fund in the EU budget has been set aside for youth employment in regions with jobless rates of  25%.

EU: European Commission president said recently

“The sad fact is that we simultaneously have high levels of unemployment and skill shortages. The shortfall in ICT professionals could reach 700,000 by 2015. Opportunities exist and we must train our young people to fill them.”

GB: Cuts to legal aid are set to come in on April 1, and will mean 200,000 fewer people each year will be eligible for publicly-funded legal representation.

GENEALOGY: In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.

Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: “Tell our story”. So, we do.

In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, “You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us.” How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can’t let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought, and some died, to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.

It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth, without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are.

So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before.” Author: Unknown