Knockanure Notes – 5th September, 2010

COMMUNITY Centre Knockanure ;   Aerobic classes were due to start at the Centre on Wed. 1st at 8.00pm.
The  active retirement day took take place on Mon. 6th Sept..

Health and Beauty Classes begin on Tuesday 21st Sept. details from 068 49250.

 THANKS: Senior Citizens Committee sincerely thank all who helped to make Our Senior Party a great success. We are especially grateful to local Business People for Sponsorship and Spot Prizes and to everyone who gave prizes.

Thanks to Our Seniors for attending. All helped to make the occasion enjoyable.

JOB: North East Kerry Community CE Scheme Ltd.: A vacancy has arisen on the scheme for an administrator at Knockanure Community Centre. To apply, please submit CV to The Supervisor, North East Kerry CE Scheme, The Bridewell, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. Vacancy will arise shortly for a Community Employment worker in Clounmacon.  Please send C.V. to Des Buckley (Supervisor), Tarbert Bridewell.

 BADMINTON resumes in The Community Centre Moyvane on Monday Sept. 6th at 8pm. Players of all levels and age over 16 years of age are welcome to join.

MUSIC: Guitar Lessons for Beginners every Wednesday evening at 6pm. All welcome, Information from (087) 2884869.

Moyvane Folk Choir, Anyone wishing to join our Sunday Morning Choir. Please come along to practice on Thursday 9th September in the School ages 7 upwards. Adults also welcome.

I. C. A. Daniel O’Donnell in concert in the INEC, Killarney on Friday 17th December. E50 non-refundable, deposit to Eileen Roche at 068 49337 .

TALK ” Living Well With Arthritis”, also Foot Scan & Assessment on the night from 6pm by Tipptoes of the Good Foot Network.. At the Manor West Hotel, Tralee on Tuesday 7th September, 2010 at 7.30pm. All welcome, contact Tom Barrett on 087 6723442.

  FAMILY Resource Centre Listowel  are having a Parenting Course beginning early October.  Computer Classes beginning shortly.  The Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group will hold a meeting on Tue., 14th Sept., at 7.30pm.  Telephone 068 23584 for details.

  EARTH Week;  As part of Kerry Earth Week – September 26th to October 4th – St. John’s  Parish Tralee will host two events.   Harvest Mass on Saturday, October 2nd at 7pm.  Blessing of Pets on Sunday, October 3rd  in the Parish Car Park at 3pm.  Other events being held in the Kerry Diocese can be checked on  

  CANCER Support Group have purchased their own 14 seater bus “Kerry/Cork Health Link”.  They are still traveling to Cork University Hospital 5 days a week. All booking are to be made through Kerry Cancer Support at 066 7195560 or their website at

AUTO Immune illness Support Group will meet at IT Tralee on Friday Sept. 17th at 8pm, details from 086 405 5070.

ACTIVE Retirement Group in Listowel resumed their activities at St Patrick’s Hall on Tuesdays from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. see more at

SVDeP :The Listowel Conference of The Saint Vincent De Paul Society is finalizing a history of its activities since its foundation in 1937. If you come across any information, no matter how small please contact Michael Dillane, Tel 068 21596, or any member of the Society.

RACE Week accommodation wanted, details from 068 23037.

SKELLIGS Pilgrimage  On Saturday, September 18th starting at 9am in Portmagee church with adoration, rosary, Divine Mercy, Holy Souls Chaplets, Mass on the island,  Contact Jacqueline on 087 2890523.

CLASS: Adult literacy Class at Listowel Community College, details from 068 23866. Another class, Back to Education for women begins on Sept 8th, details from 068 23429.

IT Access Centre Tarbert will be commencing their Autumn
courses in Computers shortly and enrolments are now being taken. Courses being offered are as follows: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Internet and Email, pre-ECDL, ECDL, Digital Photography, Sage Computerised Accounts, One-to-one tuition and Silver Surfer Club.  For further information please phone 068 36938, call into the IT Centre or email [email protected]. The IT Centre is open from 9:30am until
5:30pm from Monday until Thursday and from 9:30am until 4:30pm.

THANKS: Knockanure Tidy Towns wishes to convey to all who helped in any way to make their fundraising effort on Vintage Day, such a success. Thanks to the Vintage Committee, to Hugh Goulding for erecting the stall and transporting the goods and to the givers and good humoured sellers at the stall. We wish to acknowledge with gratitude contributions from the following; Feale Oil Products, Newtownsandes Co-Op, Mail Road Cross Nursery, Holly’s Gala Store, O Connell Décor of Listowel, Flynn’s Bar, your support was greatly appreciated.
SCHOOL Events; Junior Certificate Examination Results issuing mid-September; Higher Options Conference, RDS – 22–24 September; October mid-term – 25th– 29th October; Science Week – 8th–15th November; Christmas Holidays – 24th December–7th January inclusive. Commission looking into the weight of school bags appear to be dragging their feet, to prolong their job, also recycling school books gets little priority because of vested interests, who can lobby the Education Dept.

ROOSEVELT said, It has always seemed to me that the best symbol of common sense was a bridge. Hear 90 year old man recall an incident during WW11 at

FIRST: Emma Nutt became the first woman telephone operator on 1 September 1878 ,she worked in Boston and knew every telephone number in New England.

TVNZ reports on sections of land in the central North Island that are selling for next to nothing.

ST JOHN’S: Friday 10th Sept. A Traveller in Progress, a play written and played by Michael Collins; Wed. 15th a Gypsy Jazz Band from Canada, details from 068 22566.

ECONOMIST: Richard Cantillon will be remembered in Tralee on 8th , 9th and 10th of Sept, details from Siamsa at 066 7123055.

REPORT claims that high central heating will dry mucus in the nose and allow extra bacteria to enter, other studies claim that a spoonful of sugar will hinder the immune system for several hours.

BUILDING a carbon free future conference will be held at Croke park on Sept. 9th , more from 023 884 2193.

NEW Moon on Sept 8th, everyone appreciates all the fine weather, enough moisture giving great grass and plant growth, lawns and shrubs are in their prime, it would be nice to have some of the best lawns photographed and displayed. Extreme heat has damaged Israel’s vegetable and fruit crops. This year here the wild fruit crop is abundant, the sloe on the blackthorn are like a bunch of grapes. Farm Family income in 2009 was down 40% from the 2007 figure according to Teagasc. Things are much better this year.

ROAD Safety Authority seem to be reacting to tragic events, they are there long enough to have sensible plans in place long ago. Their credibility is so tarnished now, a new board must replace the present incumbents.

New Street signs have been erected on Brosnan’s Public House in Moyvane.

EVENTS: A Meeting of the Ballydonoghue Bereavement Support Group was due to take place on Tuesday 7th September, 2010 in Lisselton National School, from 8.30pm to 9.30pm; Bus to the ploughing Championship at Athy on Wed. Sept. 22nd leaving Listowel at 6am, details from 087 9096 916; Women’s Group Meeting at Respond Community Centre John B Keane Road on Sept. 29th at 8.30pm, details from 068 23429;

 Regional Health Day at Perys Hotel, Limerick on Wednesday September 8, contact 069 84069; PTAA Annual General meeting will be held at the Heights Hotel, Killarney on Sept. 10th; Listowel Races begin on Sept. 12th and continue to the 18th admission E20, students E12;  Limerick Ladies football team are through to the All Ireland final and a bus will leave Athea for the event, book seat before Sept 10th; Athea Ladies Football Team celebrate their 10th in a row County Final win in Athea on Sept. 11th; Welcome Home to our pilgrims who have just returned from Lourdes;  Pattern Day in Ballyheigue on Wednesday Sept. 8th ,the Nativity of Mary, Bishop Murphy will celebrate Mass at 11am on the day; DeafHear outreach day at the Citizens Information Centre in Listowel on Sept 10th from 10am to 12.30pm; 2010 is Biodiversity Year, an exhibition on Rude Health will be held at the RDS on Sept. 11th and 12th; Sept. 11th is final day for submissions on the 2011 census; Classic cars are to visit Killarney at 7m on Sept. 11th; Support Group for autoimmune illness will meet at IT Tralee North Campus on Friday Sept. 17th from 8 to 10pm; Dance in aid of the Fr Jerry Roche memorial will be held in Athea on Sept. 18th; Kennelly family from Skibbereen had a get to gather recently, old Jerry Kennelly was son of Dan Kennelly and Mary Stack, Jerry established a Hardware Store in Skibbereen over 100 years ago; Book launch took place at the Library of works by Listowel creative writers group. It is called Our Own Voice; Concert at Church of Ireland in Tralee in aid of Hospice by Carlow Choir on Sept. 23rd;

DID You know that there are 146 Journalists accredited to the Dail.

BLOOD Donor Clinic will be held at the Arms Hotel on 8th and 9th of Sept. from 6pm to 9pm each day.

NEAR Death experience talk will be given by Sandra Abrahams at the Grand Hotel, Tralee on Wed. night Sept. 8th .

MINERS: The Archbishop of Santiago, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz, brought 33 rosaries blessed by Pope Benedict XVI to the miners trapped 700 metres underground in San Jose, Chile.

GAA: U16 County League Division 7 final replay was held at Ballylongford recently, Moyvane 4-8 Beale 1-7. Players, Brendan Galvin, Michael Moore, Gerard Dowling, Aidan Enright, Edmund Sweeney, John Finucane, Timmy Noonan, Shane Stack, Tom Quinn, P J Stack, Liam O Connor, Con Mulvihill, Martin Stack, David Winters, Joe Coulson, Kieran McEnery, Paul Kennelly and Eamon O Flaherty.

KERRYMAN Sept. 1940: Most of the harvest completed in excellent condition. Reaper and binder has speeded the reaping considerably.

Died Miss Ellen O Donnell of Church Street, Abbeyfeale aged 57 years she was a licensed trader and had business in Lisselton prior to moving to Abbeyfeale. Edward Kennelly from Ballingar aged 67 years, killed when he fell from a lorry.

39,000 gallons of water leaking in Abbeyfeale daily. Water shortage in Athea, no rain in Newcastle West for 10 to 12 weeks. Glin notes report rain at last.

Moyvane and Ballylongford play in final of North Kerry Senior Football League. Moyvane players, M Brassil, J Stack, S Stack, J Nolan, Leahy, J Hanrahan, Fitzmaurice, E Walsh, J Carmody, J Murphy, C Brosnan, M Roche, R O Connor, J Galvin, M Manaher, J Guiney, Result Ballylongford 3 Moyvane 2.

Notes, Young Dineen of Asdee dislocated his jaw when it came in contact with his knee while playing with his sister. LSF, Local Security Force contingents parade in Listowel, 1.000 involved, Moyvane group attended. Glin also had a LSF parade. Kerry Farmers Association parade with bands at Firies on Sept. 15th 1940.

Pat Kennelly and W Gunn of Lisselton charged with being absent from army. Cattle prices at fairs, Yearlings 1st class £8 to £9-10s, Springers £24 to £27, Old Cows £10 to £13, 560 Bonham’s prices from 40s, Potatoes 4.5 to 6d per stone, Oats 10.5 to 15 per stone, Turkeys 9.5d per Lbs, Hay 1/6 per cwt.

Annual Benefit Dance in Ballybunion on Sept. 15th 1940. Race Dance at Astor Ballroom in Listowel on 24-25- and 26th Sept.

650 more on Home Assistance this year than in 1939. Long list of scholarship winners in the Sept. 14th Kerryman. Fr Scanlon got into difficulties at Ballybunion beach. Rev William Murphy Moyvane transferred. Pat Healy of Listowel let house for 2/6 per week in 1938. Economic War negations, why both sides are anxious for settlement. A note on Con Collins who worked for Ireland before and after 1916. Jackie Coogan got married in Hollywood he was baptised and married by Abbeyfeale priest , names mentioned Fr Mullane, Fr. Forde and Judge Leahy of Leahy’s Drapers Abbeyfeale also there.

POPE will visit Great Britain from 16th to 19th of Sept.

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

DEATH took place on August 27th 2010 of Sr. Evangelist Cantillon of Mercy Convent, Abbeyfeale; Sister is survived by her sister Sheila and brother Francis and Mercy Community. Following Requiem Mass in Abbeyfeale Church on August 30th Sr. Evangelist Cantillon was laid to rest in Abbeyfeale Convent Cemetery. Sr. Evangelist was born at Causeway.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mother Teresa died 13 years ago this month, Bob Murphy, Nell Tydings, Ned Stack, Catherine Lynch, Sr. Mary Birchmans Kennelly, Tony O Callaghan, Jerry Galvin, Annie McAuliffe, Ned Buckley, Nora and Jimmy McCarthy, Mary Kissane, Padraig Dunne, Paddy Brosnan, Jackie Enright, Michael Mulvihill, Mick Connell, Mass on Thurs. 9th at 8.00pm for Patrick & Michael Brosnan

& Tom Kennelly; Mass on Fri. 10th at 8.30pm, Months Mind for Tessie O’Connor; Mass on Sat. 11th at 8.00pm for Jackie Enright and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for John Collins & the deceased  Members of the Collins Family.

Confessions before the Vigil Mass on Saturdays.

READERS: Vigil Seline Mulvihill & Ann Marie Kennelly

11.00am Ciara Healy & Amanda Coulson; Knockanure 12th Sept. Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

CLONFERT: Bus will travel to Padre Pio Evening of Prayer with Eddie Stone at Clonfert on Thursday Sept. 23rd, leaving Newcastle West at 1.30pm, details from 069 82010.

CHURCH: The Parish may have its last resident Parish Priest in Fr. John Lucid so we should all do our bit to help and make things run smoothly.

CHOIR: Dursley Male Choir sang at last Mass in Listowel on Sunday last to the delight of the congregation, after Mass they performed again near the Castle, where they were well listened to and photographed.