Knockanure Notes – 6th July, 2008

ACTIVE Retirement Day will be held in Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 14th of July, book between 9.30am and 1.30pm Monday to Friday at 068 49799 or 086 839 2787, venue also available for occasions.

Senior Citizens evening of entertainment and buffet will be held at the Gables on Sunday July 13th from 4pm to 7pm, booking and more information from 068 49365 or 068 49134.

SEISIUN will be held at the Arms Hotel on every Wednesday night and at the Devon Hotel on Thursday nights at 9pm.

BUS will leave Athea for Croagh Patrick on Sunday July 20th , details from 087 2632 096.

LOURDES: West Limerick group are going to Lourdes on July 31st, details from 069 62306

BUS to Ballybunion from Listowel leaves the Square at 11am and 3.30pm every Tuesday, details and booking at 1890 528 528.

MEDJUGORJE Irish Centre can be contacted at 048 82241888.

KNOCK Youth Festival from July 24th – 27th for 18-35 year olds. For more information contact 094 9388100 or check out

TRIP:Athea Parish trip to Knock takes place on July 24th, details from Helen Browne.

Day Trip to Fota Island on Monday July 21st, details from 087 9845 102.

Trip to Tullamore on Monday July 14th, details from 069 62306.

TEEN Masquerade Ball will be held in the Arms Hotel on July 10th from 7pm to 12pm, proceeds in aid of Youth Caf=E9, details from 068 23429.

WALK in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital will take place on Sunday, July 13th from Brogue Inn at 11.30am. Sponsorship cards available from Michael ‘Fox’ O’Connor on 7125146 or 087 9833075.

PEAKS: 50 peaks all over Ireland will be climbed on July 12th `08 , proceeds in aid of Arthritis Ireland, details from 01 6618188.

ICA outing to Killarney comprising of shopping, dinner and an evening of entertainment with Liam O’Connor bus leaves Moyvane at 2.00pm on Tuesday 22nd July, money to be paid when booking with Eileen Roche or Marie Walsh by Tuesday 8th July.

Abbeyfeale had their Parish outing to Kylemore Abbey last week.

STRESS: Farm Stress helpline 1800 742 645.

CARBON: The bigger the Footprint the more acceptable it is in upper class society, like wearing a fur coat a generation ago.

WILD Flowers are now in their prime along country roads, most garden soft fruit is now ripe, the weather is so bad at present, the cows lie along the hedges at night for shelter.

CEMETERY Masses: Rath Cemetery July 9th at 7.30pm; Lisselton July 21st , Killahenny July 23rd, Gale July 24th, Kilnaughtin July 25th and St Mary’s Tarbert August 1st. Some Killahenny and Kilnaughtin headstones can be viewed at

CONGRATULATIONS to the local Estuary AC who did well at the recent Munster Track and Field Championships which were held at Cork IT, they won two gold medals, they train every Tuesday from 6 to 7pm in the Moyvane GAA field.

BEST Wishes to Fr John Kennelly who celebrated the Golden Jubilee of his Ordination recently, Fr John has many relations in the locality.

HAPPY 90th Birthday to Kathleen Broder nee Dalton of Knocknagorna, Her husband Con died some years ago, Kathleen was born on July 4th 1918, her father was Paddy Joe Dalton and her mother was Woulfe from Keale.

FUN: Having fun with a tame lion check

TINTEAN: Friday July 11th Troubled Bachelors at 8pm; Brendan Grace July 20th; Shannon Star Stage School begins on July 15th, Film Showing every Monday at 3pm; Mobile Cinema will visit on July 28th, details from 068 28003.

ST JOHN’S: Wednesday 9th The Best of Traditional with Kevin Burke and Cal Scott; Thursday 10th Butch Waller and High Country from California; Friday 11th Theatre double bill Roman Fever/ Ruby Tuesday , presented by Bewleys Caf=E9 Theatre and on Tuesday 15th A Play a Day in association with KDYS and Parents and Friends, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA for July: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Oilean; Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday Tearmann and on Thursday July 31st Clann Lir, details from 066 7123 055.

EVENTS: Cross Roads dancing will be held at the Cross of the Woods on Friday July 11th; Killarney July Festival begins on the 14th; Nano Nagle Summer camp will be held in Ballyduff from July 14th to 25th , volunteer helpers can contact Lorraine Sheehan; ; Clothes Collection in Moyvane, Tarbert, Ballylongford, Listowel and Ballybunion will be held on July 10th up to 2.30pm, details from 087 6437 984; Know Your Neighbour weekend takes place on the 12th and 13th of July, it is sponsored by Macra and the ESB; Baby Boogie Class will begin at St Patrick’s Hall, Listowel on July 9th, details from 087 6104 224; Organic Open Day at farm of John Forde, Knockatullera, Newmarket on Wednesday July 16th at 7pm; Farm Discussion Groups competition entry forms are available at Teagasc Office; Launch of the Abbey Heritage Project display will be held at Abbeyfeale Library on Monday July 14th at 7.30pm, the exhibition continues at the library till August 4th;

Athea Senior Citizens outing to Killarney is on July 17th, bus leaver Con Colbert Hall at 9.30am, details from Mrs M Collins; Cottage Art Gallery, Ballybunion exhibition will be opened by Owen McMahon on July 18th at 7.30pm; Munster Fleadh will be held in Kenmare on the 19th and 20th of July; From July 9th to 13th ten concerts will be held in Limerick City; The Kerry Association in London are looking for extra members and are holding a special night in the Kingdom Bar , Kilburn on July 12th, details from Athea Vintage Rally and entertainment is on Sunday July 27th; WL 102 are having a show at Rathkeale Hotel on Monday 28th of July, starting at 9pm;Tradfeile will be held in Athea from August 1st to 4th; Tarbert Cul Camp begins on 28th of July, details from 068 36544;

JOBS: Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire Company are said to have benne given a 15 years tax break valued at $18 million to keep their Technical centre in Ohio.

RESEARCH EU has a short article on Cork Harbour, it maintains that agriculture has caused a disastrous impact on aquaculture and the threat of climate change is likely to affect the Cork region severely. We are also told that towns over the past five years have taken over 27% of the costal territory of Ireland. Taxpayer’s money is paying for this shabby report. Good news is that the Mediterranean attracts a quarter of the world’s tourists, 158 million people.

FIREWORKS Relater injuries in the U.S. during July 4th 2006 celebrations amounted to 9.200.

WORLD Youth day concluding mass will be celebrated by the Pope on July 20thin Sydney, it is expected that 100,000 Australians and about 125,000 from abroad will attend, the U.S is the largest delegation with 15,000 people.

LOCAL born Jean Clancy is profiled in the June edition of Women’s Enterprise Network; she works with Tralee Alternative Therapies, details at 066 718 0344.

YOUTH 2000 Festival will take place near the ancient ruins of the Clonmacnois monastic site in Co Offaly for young people aged 16 – 35 from Thursday to Sunday, August 14th to 17th, buses available from around the country. Contact 01 675 3690 or check website

BBC television is looking for traditional Irish families for a documentary on family life. They will bring two British teenagers to Ireland to live with an Irish family for 8 days in July/August. For further information e-mail [email protected]

KNOCK: Monday, August 11th a bus will leave Tralee at 7am for the visit of Sr. Briege McKenna to Knock, details from 066 7124519 .Youth Summer Festival from July 24th – 27th at Our Lady’s Shrine, Knock, Co Mayo for 18-35 year olds. For more information and to book your place, contact 094 9388100 or check out

OUTRAGE has been expressed in Canada because Henry Morgentaler was recently awarded Canada’s highest honour, The Order of Canada. Morgentaler was involved in striking down the criminal code on abortion in 1988; The Order of Canada was Est. in 1967 and so far it has been awarded to over 5,000 people who contributed exceptionally to their Country, only two were stripped of their awards since they began.

KERRYMAN Notes for July 14th 1978: Moyvane and Knockanure ; Newtownsandes Creamery handled 1.75 million gallons of milk in the first 6 months of 1978 , an increase of 21% over last year; Requiem Mass for Dan Kearney was celebrated by his son Myles Kearney assisted by his brother Fr Myles and Fr William O Brien P.P., he had six children and 16 grandchildren; Moyvane footballers won Tournaments at Finuge, Moyvane, Athea and Glin, players who participated included Joe Fitzmaurice, B. O Carroll, Ml Mulvihill, John McInerney, Tim Kennelly, John Moloney, E Fitzmaurice, Teddy Keane, Sean Walsh, Dan Flavin, Paddy Mulvihill, Martin Kennelly, Eamon Sweeney, Colm O Callaghan, Thomas Mulvihill, John Mulvihill, H Beaton, Seamus and Michael Kennelly, Mick Flaherty, Brendan Sexton and Jerry Mulvihill.

Clounmacon notes reports death of Timmy Lyons of Meen, he was survived by his brothers, Michael O Sullivan of Derry Farm got his degree from Trinity College; Ballybunion needs sunshine according to their note writer, the Towers Holiday home was modernised at a cost of £60,000, death took place of Mrs Mary Kelly wife of paddy, she was buried at Kilconly.

HISTORY: Kerry Evening Post of July 1st 1908 reports that fair rent appeals for the County of Kerry were held in Killarney; Patrick Ryan a tenant from the Listowel district appealed his rent against Thomas W Sandes, Ryan drained 3 acres and made other improvements; William Stack appealed his old rent was £125, PLV was £61; Jeremiah Buckley tenant of E K Supple, his old rent was £29 his Judicial rent was £13- 5s; Mr V Fitzgerald had his hayshed burned and £190 was levied off the divisions of Newtownsandes and Clountubrid; Letter in the paper records that in a few days 35 members of the Munster Fusiliers died from cholera; Twenty seven women were charged after Suffragette Meeting; Price of butter in Cork Market Firsts 96s;Major G Raymond M D retires; Sea fishing in the South West giving better returns; Franco- British Exhibition is the most expensive in the world, a success as far as numbers are concerned.

THOUGHT: No unwelcome tasks become any the less unwelcome by putting them off till tomorrow. It is only when they are behind us and done, that we begin to find that there is a sweetness to be tasted afterwards, and that the remembrance of unwelcome duties unhesitatingly done is welcome and pleasant. Accomplished, they are full of blessing, and there is a smile on their faces as they leave us. Undone, they stand threatening and disturbing our tranquillity, and hindering our communion with God. If there be lying before you any bit of work from which you shrink, go straight up to it, and do it at once. The only way to get rid of it is to do it, Alexander MacLaren.

ANNIVERSARIES: Catherine Kilkelly, Tom Sullivan, Jim Reilly, Fr Michael Galvin, Mary Murphy, Fr Dan Daly, Vanda Horgan, Bridie Sheehy, Pat Joe Stack, Jim Sullivan, Mass on Thursday 10th at 8pm for Maurice Ahern, Mass on Friday 11th for Patrick Keane at 8pm it is the Feast of St Benedict, Patron of Europe who was born c480, Mass on Saturday 12th at 8pm for John Stack, Sunday 13th Mass in Knockanure at 10am for Michael and Nora Flavin and the 11 am Mass in Moyvane is for Sean Larkin.

READERS: Seline Mulvihill, Bridget McCarthy, Ciara Healy, Amanda Coulson and Aileen Stack.

Standing order form for the sick and retired priest fund is available, details from 49308.

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

CHOIR: Moyvane Choir are so good on Saturday nights, it would be great to have a video of them.

Collection by the Kerry Branch of the National Council for the Blind will be held this weekend 12th and 13th July.