Knockanure Notes – 5th October, 2008

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure Community Centre will take place on Monday the 13th October 2008. 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 or Mobile 086 8392787.
GRANTS are available for sport and physical activity clubs, details from Kerry Local Sports Partnership at 066 7184 776.
STATION for Keylod and Gortdromagowna North will be held at the home of Edward and Mary Buckley on Friday October 10th at 7.30pm. Station for Leitrim Middle will be held at the home of John and Nuala Ahern on Saturday 11th October at 10am.
WALK: Margaret Carmody is again participating in a walk in aid of the Carers Association, to date she has contributed E10,000 , Margaret is seeking sponsorship at present for her walk at the end of October`08.
FORESTRY Information Day will be held in Duagh on Oct. 8th, buses will be at Duagh Community Centre at 10.30am and 12.30pm, details from Coilte at 1800 200 728.
UCAS closing date 15th of October `08 for Oxford, Cambridge, medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine.
OPEN Day at Limerick third level colleges on October 14th and 15th , they will have a shuttle bus service every half hour between colleges.
CO2: The 25th Passive and Low Energy Architecture International Conference will take place at University College Dublin between 22 and 24 October 2008. The Irish government have a report suggesting trapping CO2 emissions from a fossil generator and injecting the CO2 into offshore underground depleted oil or gas fields. Tel Aviv last year, before Yom Kippur and car free day carbon monoxide levels were 205 parts per billion the levels fell to 2 parts per billion when cars were ababdoned.
LOCAL Born Fr Pat Ahern is director of Massabielle which was due to be performed at St John’s Parish Centre in Tralee on Tuesday night last.
FAITH: Diocese of Kerry will run a 6 week course, beginning on October 7th – November 11th in the Parish Centre Tralee from 8pm – 9.30pm. Each Tuesday night, different speakers will give a talk and discuss some of the questions, The speakers are from All Hallows College Dublin, Mary Immaculate College, and the dioceses of Kerry and Cork and Ross.. For further information or to book a place by September 30th, please contact Frances Rowland on 064 30538 or email [email protected]
EBS fund to help local causes, details from 068 538 70.
CHILDREN’S Book Festival, all the local libraries are holding events during October, Listowel will have a Make a Book Workshop on Wednesday Oct. 8th and Tommy Frank O Connor will be in Listowel Library on Tuesday 21st Oct.
EVENTS for October: Toastmasters meet on the first Wednesday of the month at the Desmond Complex at 8.30pm and on Oct 18th at the Devon Hotel Toastmasters from Killarney, Tralee and Newcastle West will compete; Writers Group meet every second Wednesday at Seanchai, next meeting October 8th, details from 068 22212; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OCD Support Group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at the Meadowlands Hotel from 8pm – 9.30pm, next meeting Thursday, October 2nd. ; National Arthritis Week runs from 6th to 12th of October; Kerry women with epilepsy can hear a talk at the Manor West Hotel at 6.30pm on October 17th , details from 066 7119 507; Conference for young people organised by Brainwave will take place on Saturday, October 18th at the Metropole Hotel, Cork from 9.30am – 4pm. For further information, contact Una Barry at Brainwave Kerry Office at 066 7119507. Kerry Motor Club will hold their Rally on November 9th; World Holstein Friesian Federation will meet at the Gleneagle Hotel from 9th to 11th of October `08; AGM on Thursday 9th at 8pm for Contact people of Ardfert Retreat Centre and on Saturday 18th from 10am a Day for Married Couples, details from 066 7134 276; ICA in Clounmacon meet on Thursday 9th of October; Rambling House in Finuge will be open Friday 10th Oct. music and song all are welcome; Art Group meet at the Family Centre in Listowel on Fridays from 10am to noon, details from 068 21927; Bereavement Support Group will meet at Ballyloughran Leisure Centre at 8pm on Tuesday 7th Oct, more information from 068 23429; SIPTU Community Childcare Campaign meeting will be held at the Brandon on Tuesday 14th of Oct.; Knocknagoshel Halloween Festival is on Oct. 26th ; Cork Jazz Festival which attracts 1,000 musicians from 30 countries runs from 24th to 27th Oct.; MS Readatron reading begins on 17th October, details from 1850 650 950; Abbeyfeale and District Association London are holding a re-union dance on Oct. 18th at St Augustine’s Social Club Hammersmith; Marriage Enrichment Weekend will take place at the Lake Hotel, Killarney second weekend of November, more information, contact 064 44319 or 087 6670418; Comhaltas Tour of Ireland will perform at Tournafulla on Tuesday Oct. 21st and at Lixnaw on Wednesday Oct. 22nd; Dublin City Marathon is on October 27th; a very poor Angling Season has ended in the Feale;
TRAIL: Liam O Mahony seeking your assistance to progress the opening of the five miles of old railway between Newcastle West and Barnagh, as a cycle/walkway. Funding totalling almost 600,000 euro is available for this and other improvements to the Trail but is subject to approval by the elected Councillors of Limerick. The County Council have invited submissions from the public expressing your support for the project and stating your name and address. The letter must be with the Council by Thu.16th October and send letter to Community and Enterprise Section, Limerick County Council, County Hall, Dooradoyle Co. Limerick
SIAMSA: On Oct. 12th a concert featuring Cara O Sullivan supported by Aidan O Carroll, Kerry Chamber Choir and Gavin Ring.
GAA: Lotto Results for 3rd Oct 08, numbers drawn were 14-19-20 and 25 Jackpot E9,500 No Winner of Jackpot.
Lucky Dips went to the following; Francis Galvin, Barragogeen ,Moyvane; Noma O Connor, Kilcolman Asdee; Peg Moloney, Tullahinell, Ballylongford; Mary T. Mc Mahon, Lisaniskea;
Marie Kelly ,Feale Drive ,Listowel; Kathleen Killeen ,c/o John Barry; Bar Prize Patricia Lucey; Next Weeks Jackpot is E9,600
Knockanure G.A.A. are holding a Race Night in Flynn’s Bar Knockanure in the coming weeks. All support would be greatly appreciated.
PLAYS by John B Keane will be performed by the Lartigue Theatre Company in the Irish Centre in New York on October 10th and 11th, information on New York venue at 718 482 0909.
BANKING Crisis will give second thoughts to the people who were shouting for capitalism, every day we see local jobs melt away, nobody in power is there to be proactive in keeping what jobs we have.
ST JOHN’S: Thursday 9th The Best of Traditional; Monday 13th o Wednesday 15th from 2pm to 4pm daily The Bards Legacy, a three day event exploring music in the nineteenth centaury; Tuesday night 14th Touching Distance a dance production; Wednesday 15th My Gentle Harp; Moore’s Irish Melodies and on Saturday 18th at 8.30pm , Ballydonoghue Comhaltas Farewell Concert, the performing group of 16 will leave on Wednesday 22nd for America; Exhibition this month is work of young people from all over Ireland, details from 068 22566. Susan Hitching will hold an exhibition art class at St John’s on Saturday Oct. 18th from 10am to noon.
CONGRATULATIONS to Domhnall de Barra of Athea who recently received The National Comhaltas Bardic Award for his years of dedication to Irish music and song.
BUDGET cuts are expected as usual it will be the person at the bottom of the ladder, is hardest hit, executives who are everywhere but doing what they are paid for, can still cover their tracts and go to the hairdresser during working hours.
FLU vaccine is available from GPs.
TRAVEL: It is expected that Belarus children will be able to travel to this country by Christmas, about 50,000 Belarus children travel abroad every year, the EU are promising E20 million to Belarus in 2010 and are using the money to influence the Belarus government.
AMERICA: New deal with the U.S. will enable 20,000 Irish students to live and work in the U.S. for one year.
FULL Moon on October 14th, Great progress was made in harvesting and doing other essential work during the dry spell, cows were housed during the wet weather and grass quality at present is poor so there will be plenty of milk quota available this year. Media reports that international dairy prices are dropping. Apples and haws are good but blackberries and plums are poor. Since the recent break in the weather a lot of heavy showers have fallen some with hailstones. Saturday brought a big flood in the Gale ;The International Space Station crossed the Irish sky from Sept. 24th till this Wednesday October 8th, astronauts Sergei Volkov, Oleg Kononenko, Greg Chamitoff are on board since last April. FIRST Model T rolled was made in Detroit in October 1908.
HORSE Fair in Listowel was a great occasion to meet neighbours and friends; plenty of horses and ponies on offer, the day was sunny with an odd heavy shower, the absence of street vendors took away some of the atmosphere, the guards had a high profile presence which was strange, as it was a day out for families ranging in age from the cradle to 98 years.
BISHOP Bill Murphy has recently issued a Pastoral Letter outlining changes in the structure and organisation of the Church in Kerry, parishes are expected to work in clusters and a priest will co-ordinate Parish Laity groups, more details from
THOUGHT: when thousands of His saints go forth to meet Him, and to show His triumph, He will turn to embrace with arms of tenderness the poor penitent who has nothing to offer but a life spent in one never-ceasing struggle with oneself, an unwearied battle with the faults that had taken possession of his soul, Frederick Temple.
HISTORY: Limerick Guardian of September 11th 1948 has a fine article on O Connell as others saw him. Man of many names, Man of the People, Great Tribune, The Liberator, Monarch of the Irish Heart, Uncrowned King of Ireland; There were three votes cast in Brussels in 1830 to place O Connell on the throne of the new kingdom. The Bishop of Ardagh said that had he been a Frenchman, they would make him King of France. Francis Jeffrey remarked that he was the greatest orator in the House of Commons, while he was in prison tributes were paid to him by clergy and colleges in Europe. William Seward said He gave Liberty of Conscience to Europe. Pius IX referred to him as the great champion of the church, the father of his people, another Moses. He was venerable athlete of the Church, the Hercules of human liberty according to Lacordaire.
YOUTH: Some things never change, Anthony Woods records in his diary on August 29th 1662; It being Michaelmas several scholars went to steal a goose at Wolvercote, they were pursued one caught another got a prong in the arm , the one caught was put in Stocks but was later rescued by forty of his pals who broke all the windows in Wolvercote and marched in triumph with a goose on the end of a long stick.
Death took place recently of Dan Carroll of Gortnagross, years ago he drove the Athea Creamery lorry, he was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery Athea on Sunday 28th of September following Requiem Mass in Athea Church.
DEATH took place on September 23rd `08 of Anna Buckley of College Lawn, Listowel, Anna was born at Church Road, Kilkee to William and Catherine Buckley and is survived by her brothers Christopher and Andrew, sisters Angela Kearney, Moyvane, Beaena Higgins and Bridie Cotter. Following Requiem Mass was celebrated at St Senan’s Church, Kilkee for Anna Buckley, she was laid to rest Lisdeen Cemetery on Saturday September 27th `08. The Buckley family originally came from Knockanure and moved to Kilkee where their aunt Mrs Cusack had a hotel a few generations ago.
Death took place suddenly on September 24th `08 of John Joe Kennelly of Lacca, Lisselton, he is survived by his wife Mary Bridget Counihan and children Francis, Sean, Marie, Bernadette, Tim, Tom, Nora, Mike and Gerard who lives in Moyvane. Following Requiem Mass at St Theresa’s Church Lisselton on Saturday September 27th `08, Joe Kennelly was laid to rest at Lisselton Churchyard. Joe’s grandfather John was buried at Murhur Churchyard in the Kennelly graves in the 1940s just inside the cemetery gate.
ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Dympna Nunan, Bishop James Collins, John Cyril Tobin, Harry Stackpoole , Annie Flynn, Margaret Shine, Mass on Tuesday 7th at 8pm for Maurice, Margaret and Tom O Connor; Mass on Wednesday 8th at 9.15pm for the People of the Parish; Mass on Thursday 9th at 8pm for Eileen McElligott; Mass on Saturday 11th at 8pm for Pat and Bridie Stack and Sunday 12th Mass in Moyvane at 11am for Mai Scanlon, Months Mind.
COLLECTION this weekend at all Masses on 11th and 12th of Oct. for North Kerry Eagles Special Olympic Club.
CHORAL Celebration for World Mental Health Day will be held at St Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Sunday, October 19th at 8.15pm.
Knock: Coach for Knock leaving Tralee at 7am on Sunday, October 12TH details from 066 7124519.
MASS for vocations to the priesthood will be held at Bon Secours Hospital Chapel, Tralee on Tuesday, October 14th at 8pm. Msgr. Dan O’Riordan will celebrate the Mass. All are welcome.
NEWMAN: In preparation for the Beatification of Cardinal Newman his remains will lie in state in the Upper Cloister Hall at the Birmingham Oratory, Edgbaston, on Friday 31 October and Saturday 1 November 2008.
PRESS are all shouting about the banks, but are silent on human misery; August 24 a new wave of anti-Christian violence began in India over past month 60 killed 18,000 wounded, 178 churches destroyed, more than 4600 homes burned, and 13 schools and social centres destroyed. Estimated 50,000 Christians have fled from their villages.
ADAPT : A one-day workshop to raise awareness of the complexities of domestic abuse will be held at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West on Monday 13th October 2008 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, details from 068 3244.
ROSARY will be said before mass in Knockanure during October.
VOCATIONS Seminar will be held at St John’s Church Parish Centre in Tralee on Saturday 11th of October from 2pm to 5.30pm, details from 066 7128 055.
FULL Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship will hold a meeting at the Grand Hotel on Monday 13th of October at 8.30pm, all are welcome, details from 068 49159.
COLLECTION for the Propagation of the Faith will be made at all Masses on the 18th and 19th of October.
READERS: Linda Kennelly, John Corbett, Jerry Duggan, Margaret Flaherty, Kathy Kennelly and Mary Fitzgerald. ADORATION: Moyvane on Sunday from 4pm to 5pm , Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure on Tuesday 10am to 6pm.
BIBLE: Starting Monday Oct. 6th 1,300 politicians, athletes, celebrities, clerics , Jewish and Muslim followers, will take turns reading the Scriptures, titled “Bible Day and Night” will take 139 hours non stop, paste this link to watch on your computer,,LiveTv%5E2,00.html