Knockanure Notes – 6th July, 2009

COMMUNITY Centre: The next Active Retirement Day in Knockanure will take place on Monday the 13th July, 2009. If attending please ring the office on 068 49799 Monday to Friday 9.30am to 1.30pm. Anybody wishing to book the Centre for any occasion, (Christenings, Birthdays, Funerals etc) please contact the office.

OUTING: Senior Citizens outing to Ballybunion on Sunday July 19th . Day includes Dinner, Dancing and Afternoon Tea at the Golf Hotel. Bus departs at 12 noon from the Church Car Park. Book with Ita 068 49134 or Maureen 068 49365. Senior Citizens Church Gate Collection held recently realised E833. Many thanks to those who contributed to our collection.

SEISIUN summer show at the Arms Hotel on Wednesday nights at 9pm and the Templeglantine Seisiun is on Thursday nights they continue weekly till August.

BUS to Ballybunion from Listowel Starts on Thursday 25th July and then continue every Thursday. Pick up at Bus Stop near Listowel Arm’s Hotel at 11am. to Ballybunion returning at 4pm.

EVENTS for July: Killarney Races runs from 13th to 16th; Oxygen Festival at Punchestown from 10th to 12th; Know Your Neighbour Weekend on the 11th and 12th; Foynes Flying Boat Museum are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Yankee Clipper from New York, till 12th of July; Crossroads dancing at the Cross of the Wood on Friday night the 10th; Crossroads dancing at Finuge every Friday night; Lixnaw first Vintage Rally Sunday 12th, details from 087 7790 132; Entertainment at Listowel Castle Starts Thursday 9th July from 11.30am with a Children’s Magic Show featuring Tony the Magician. Admission is free. For further information contact the Seanchaí Centre at 068-22212;Quiz Night in aid of Listowel Community Centre will take place on Thursday 9th July at 9.30pm. in the Kingdom Bar; Kingdom Care, are collecting clothes for recycling on Saturday July 11th at Moyvane Church Car park and Garveys Car park, Listowel; KDYS on Thursday 9th July are heading to Limerick for a tour of Thomond Park and shopping in the Crescent, bus leaving from the KDYS at 1pm. returning at 7.30pm. Spaces are limited contact KDYS on 068 23744;

Dromcollogher Organic College Open Afternoon on Sunday, July 12 between 2pm and 5pm; Killarney Summer Fest continues to 18th; Dail History in photographs will be on display at the Malton Hotel in Killarney till 13th; Garden Party in aid of Kerry Hospice will take place at Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday, July 12th at 3.30pm. Tickets are available from Nuala (086 3916190) or Maria (086 8094560); Munster Fleadh activities at Roscrea from 13th to 20th; Young Breeders World Horse Championship will be held at Kildalton College, Piltown from 17th to 19th of July; Summer Soccer Camp in Athea begins on the 27th, details from 087 793 4417;

HAPPY 21st birthday to Michelle Brosnan of Moyvane, she is daughter of Kathleen and Mike Brosnan.

BEST Wishes to Alanna Donegan who celebrated her 21st birthday at the Arms Hotel on Saturday night last with family and friends. Alanna is daughter of Julienne and Gerard Donegan of Kilbaha. Paudie Hanrahan, Maurice and John Stack also celebrate their birthdays this month.

MARRIAGE took place recently of Kathleen O Keeffe of Kilmeaney and Cyril Costelloe of Bruff. Best man was Mike Brosnan, Grooms man Donal Costelloe. Bridesmaids, Marie O Keeffe and Anita Kardool. Flower girls, Tegan and Orla Costelloe and Niamh O Keeffe. Pageboys Jack and Darragh O Keeffe . The bride is daughter of Con and Marie O Keeffe and the groom is son Dr. Donal and the late Sheila Costelloe.

CFR: Athea Community First Responders will be hosting its first AGM on the 17th July at the Gables function room followed by social event from 9pm onwards. All CFR’s past and present are invited to attend.

NEWTOWNSANDES on line site which had thousands of visitors over the past 10 years will close down later this year; the new site is at , the full version of the Knockanure Notes are updated on the site weekly.

ST JOHN’S; Wednesday 8th The Ailie Robertson Trio; Friday 10th Pat Short- The Hall; Tuesday 14th The Bluegrass Patriots; Exhibition for July are Adult Drawings, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA; San am Fado till the 11th, details from 066 7123 055.

TIDY Towns competition rewards people who spend a great amount of their time doing voluntary work to make local towns presentable, some reward should be given also to householders who have magnificent gardens.

HSE: Newspaper reports that 850 women in the Southern Region are on maternity leave, how many more are on sick or various other leave.

CEMETERY Mass at John Paul Graveyard on Wednesday July 8th at 8.15pm and Mass at St Michael’s Churchyard on Thursday 9th at 8.15 pm.

FULL Moon was on July 7th, the International Space Station will be visible over Ireland till July 23rd;

KNOCK: A group from the Parish and the locality travelled to Knock on Monday June 29th Feast of St Peter and Paul, it was a lovely warm summers day, hearing three different preachers talk about Peter and Paul was illuminating, each in their own way, one Priest sang and chanted a complete mass, leaving you wishing for more. Retired people can avail of Full Board, at St Joseph’s Guest House for E65. Knock Summer Festival runs from 23rd to 26th of July. Bus to Knock on Monday, August 10th leaving Tralee at 7am for the visit of Sr. Briege McKenna. Contact: O’Shea’s at 066 7180123. Athea Pilgrimage to Knock is on July 30th, details from Helen Browne.

VATICAN archaeologists using laser technology have discovered what they believe is the oldest image in existence of St Paul the Apostle, on the wall of catacomb.

The U.S. National Archives recently launched a YouTube site.

ENERGY: Munster Joinery in Ballydesmond on the county bounds is making a name for themselves with their own green energy programme. Concentrating solar plant proposed in the Sahara could provide the energy needs of Europe.

THOUGHT: If you add to the truth, you subtract from it. Anonymous “Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.” Brendan Francis .

LOCAL Man Mike O Connor is pictured in the in the latest edition of Irelands Own magazine bringing home the turf with his pet boxer Sheeba. He wants to continue to cut turf in Moanaveanlagh Bog, as his ancestors have done for generations. MAIREAD O Connor of Kilmorna, wife of Mike above will be demonstrating carding and spinning and weaving wool at the Killarney summerfest in the Craft village, outside the Outlet Centre on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July from 12 noon till 6 pm.

ARTWORK composed by Marie Brennan art teacher at Knockanure School is now on view on the inside of the local school boundary wall.

ADVICE for our time taken from Theodore Roosevelt; “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

LONG School holidays and no employment for young people is building up trouble for the future, the wheels of government are at a standstill and likely to sink deeper into the sand, before they attempt to move. People could volunteer and learn helping at the many fine local front gardens in the Parish. Helpful School information is available at

RATHFREDAGH Gymkhana attracted thousands on Sunday last, in glorious sunshine with the odd heavy shower. Several from the Parish were in attendance to view the huge vintage and army display, thousands of goods were on offer for all ages and music was provided by several artists including Richie Kavanagh. People also had a chance to view the Home and its facilities also.

THANK You Very much Nora Relihan for your Trojan work with St John’s Arts and Heritage Centre over the past 22 years, Nora recently retired from the governing board of St John’s.

DEATH took place on June 28th `09 Jeremiah O Connor of Santry, Dublin and Inchamore, Listowel. Survived by his wife Annette and children Ken, Ciaran and Helen and siblings Liam, Margaret, Sr. Monie and Sr. Kathleen, Following Requiem Mass on Wednesday July 1st at the Church of Our Lady of Victories, Ballymun Road, Dublin Jerry O Connor was laid to rest at Dardistown Cemetery, the Old Swords Road. He was a retired Garda Sergeant.
ADORATION: Moyvane, Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Adoration in Abbeyfeale each evening Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mossie Brown, Johnny Horgan, Catherine Kilkelly, Jeremiah Carmody, Breda Walsh, Tom Sullivan, Jim Reilly, Fr Michael Galvin, Fr James Kissane, Pat Keane, John Stack, Mary Murphy, Vanda Horgan, Bridie Sheehy, Mass on Friday 10th at 8pm in Knockanure for Matt and Bridget Costelloe; Mass on Sat. 11th at 8.00pm for Patrick & Mary Keane, it is the feast of St Benedict Patron of Europe; Mass on Sun. 12th at 10.00am for Timothy & Mary Murphy and 11.00am Mass is for Denis Nolan & his mother Bridie Nolan& the deceased members of the Nolan Family.
INFORMATION Wanted on; Patrick Culhane, of Adrian, Mich., died Sept. 4th, 1908. He was born 1848 and went to America in 1870. Patrick was survived by three children, Thomas and Mary Culhane of Adrian, Mich., and Mrs. William O’Brien of Rochester and siblings Daniel, Michael and John Culane, and Mrs. William Bunce of Ireland, Miss Catherine Culhane and Mrs. Charles Reeling of Rochester, Mrs. Michael Windle of Honeoye Falls and Mrs. John Bunce of Victor. Details from the Victor Herald New York.

Confessions on Saturdays from 12 – 12.30pm and on request.
READERS: Vigil Seline Mulvihill &Bridget McCarthy; 11am Ciara Healy& Amanda Coulson Knockanure 10am Brenda Clancy & Anne Stack
COLLECTORS for July; Vigil, Bridie Moloney & Ronan Kearney, 11.00am Eileen Cronin & Michael Kissane and10.00am Knockanure Jerry Woods. at 06849799or 086 8392787.

Fr Padraig Kennelly will be moving to Glengarriffe Parish on July 22nd .

A Year for Priests has been announced by the Pope to mark the 150th anniversary of the death of Cure d’Ars, Jean Marie Vianney.