Knockanure Notes – 6th March, 2011

CHIROPODIST will attend the Marian Hall, Moyvane on March 12th at 2pm, book with 068 49472.

COMMUNITY Centre Knockanure; Aerobics and Body Conditioning Class on Wed. March 9th from 8pm to 9pm, running for 8 weeks, details from Maggie at 087 9866 533.

Social Day at the Centre on Monday 14th March, please contact the office at 068 49799, between 9.30am and 1.30pm. Table Top and Car boot Sale at Knockanure on Sunday March 20th between Noon and 4pm, book with 068 49799 or 087 7528 626.

LOTTO; Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 18th Feb. 2011, numbers drawn were 3-24-25 and 32, no winner of E7,100 Jackpot. Lucky Dips went to the following; Phil Walsh, Listowel; Nicholas Kennelly, Knockanure; Dublin Joe. C/O Kevin’s; Reidy Family Upper Athea; Nora M Ryan, Listowel; Nora and Gabe O Connor, Asdee; Bar Prize, Con Keane.
Lotto results for 25th Feb. 2011; Numbers Drawn were, 13-18-24 and 30. No Winner of Jackpot of   E7,2OO. Lucky Dips went to the following, Diarmuid Lawlor, Ballybunion; Trish Browne, C/O Ploughman; Bernadette Enright, Keylod; Joe Rice, Asdee; Emma McGlynn, Listowel; Margaret Clancy, Knockanure and the Bar Prize was won by Tom Cahill.
Lotto Results for 4th March 2011, numbers drawn were 9-18-19 and 29. No Winner of Jackpot of E7,300. Lucky Dips went to the following, David Harley, C/O John Barry; Nora and Gabe O Connor, Asdee; Richard Horgan, Kilmorna; Joe Rice, Asdee; John Barry, old School Road; Teresa Holly, Listowel and the Bar prise went to Mary Barry. Next Weeks  Jackpot  E7,400.                                                                                                                       

LIFE-Saving training will be held at Athea on March 12th, details from 087 2589 872.

NO NAME Club is looking for volunteers who are interested in working with young people in the area. Contact Anne Nagle on 087 9049393.

FAMILY Resource Centre in Listowel are organising a Book Club for men, Contact Martina 068-23584 ;Parent & Toddler Group Friday mornings 10am. Coffee mornings Thursdays 10am – 12pm Play Workshops for children 2 to 5 yrs of age. starting shortly Contact Kellie 068-23584.
M.S. BRANCH Listowel, AGM Thurs. 10th March at 8pm. in the Listowel Arm’s Hotel. All members are asked to attend. New members welcome.  

ACTIVE Retirement Tea Dance and 90th birthday of Micháel O’Sullivan will take place at the Listowel Arm’s Hotel on Sunday 13th March from 3pm. to 6pm. Music by Stevie Donegan, everyone welcome.
WIND Farm Awards, Airtricity are seeking applications from community groups who need funds, details from 01 6556 556.

SYMPATHY: At a recent meeting of the Board of Management of Scoil Chorp Chriost the following Votes of Sympathy were passed; To the Clancy Family, Knockanure on the death of Mrs Mary Carroll, Kilmallock; To the Donegan Family Kilbaha on the death of Mrs Norrie Donegan, Lisselton; To the Flavin Family, Kilmorna on the death of Paddy Flavin; To the Moran Family, Keylod on the death of Mrs Mary Langford, Killorglin. May they Rest in Peace.

DRAMA Festival in Castleisland continues to 11th of March, details from 066 714 2018.

St JOHN’S: Weds 9th, The Terpsycordes Quartet, An evening of classical favourites with works by Mozart, Brahms, McKay and Dutilleux. A Music Network tour featuring internationally acclaimed musicians from Bulgaria, Italy and Switzerland; Thurs 10th to Tues 15th ,Cuckoo Blue, The Lartigue Theatre Co; Listowel, revive Tony Guerin’s first play which they premiered here in 1998. The play is directed by Denis O’ Mahoney and the cast features: Sean Moriarty, Cathy Healy, Eoin Hand, Diana McCarthy, Mike Moriarty, John Looney, Paul Pierse, Robert Bunyan and Gavin O’ Sullivan, more from 068 22566. Weds 16th, The Water Tower Bucket Boys, four piece group from Portland, Oregon, on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica and banjo.

PLAY at Mountcoal Clubhouse called The Maiden Aunt, continues at 8pm on 11th, 12th an 13th March, details from 068 48238.

SIAMSA: Active retired film “On the Waterfront”,  March 9th at 2pm,; Irish Night on Friday March 11th; Traditional Music course 12th March; Michael Collins the Musical runs from 15th to 20th March, more from 066 7123055.

FUNDS: Florida schools are said to be renting classrooms to raise funds for their activities.

THANKS to the fundraising night held at Mairead’s Bar recently E900 will be going to Nano Nagle School activities.

BEST Wishes to the Listowel U 13 Choir who recently won he County final in their class and are heading for the Munster Final shortly, local musician Bridget McCarthy was accompanist.

CONGRATULATIONS to Ellen O Sullivan of Lower Athea who recently celebrated her 85th birthday.

BEST Wishes to Tom O Callaghan of Moyvane Village who is taking up his job as Chief Executive Officer of The Irish Co-operative Organisation Society, he has 15 years of international agriculture and food industry experience gained from various Irish and multinational companies. He was working in Germany before his recent appointment.

FINE Weather is being praised by everyone, daffodils, blackcurrant bushes, sally’s, grass and nettles are showing signs rapid growth.

EVENTS: Bus to Killarney concert was due to leave the Moyvane School at 5pm on Tue. March 8th; ICA Line Dancing in Moyvane on Wed. 9th March at 8pm;  Irish language and cultural festival runs until 17th of March; Ash Wednesday March 9th; Library Ireland Week continues to 13th March; Ceili at Tournafulla on March 11th at 9.30pm; Ardfert Retreat Centre, Enneagram Workshop from 11th to 13th March, Lenten Journey begins on March 15th, details from 066 713 4276;  UN Veterans meeting will be held on March 9th, details from 087 669 4011; Kerry Home and Business Expo will be held at the Outlet Centre, Killarney from 11th 13th of March; Afternoon of Prayer and Family Tree Mass will be held at Banteer Community Centre on March 13th at 3pm, details from 069 62306; Grow Your Own Week runs from 12th to 19th March; St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2011 in Listowel, start at the earlier time of 12.30pm.  Seán Kelly MEP will be a special guest for the occasion, contact, Matt at 068 21420 or Christy 087 7477372; Ceili at the Arms Hotel on March 16th; The Annual London St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival will take place on Sunday March 13th; Limerick London Association will hold a St Patrick’s Dinner Dance on Saturday March 19th at the Crown Moran Hotel, Cricklewood, Broadway, London NW2; Racing, Limerick on 12th and 13th and Cheltenham begins on March 15th; Confirmation in Listowel on 24th of March;

NIGHT vigil at Knock on Thursday, March 24th, the eve of the Annunciation of the Lord, details 068 31232.

KNOCK attracted thousand of pilgrims following the apparition on 21st August 1879, the Land League founded in October 1879 in the area also attracted the media. The daily Telegraph reporter visited Ballina and the west in Jan. 1880 to see for himself the condition of the Irish. Extracts from reports follows, day labourers idle at home watching the half bag of Indian Meal, knowing they will not be able to replace it, visited hut found a heap of half decayed small potatoes, in one corner the family bed, a miserable fire smoking with odds and ends, no turf in this district. There was resignation in the look of the father and mother, they had a child with bright blur eyes and rosy cheeks, dressed in rags but she would be a delight for a painter. He then visited a widow with 16 acres of land rented, two acres were planted with potatoes and failed, and she is unable to pay her rent, or buy corn her brother called to cut some wood for her fire she will drift along till she is evicted. Another man who rented a rod of land is denied outdoor relief; he has neither food for himself of seed to plant his garden. Another man with rent of £ 31, has house and buildings in decent order, his crops have failed, he sells £5 worth of hay to part pay rent, were he to sell all his possessions he would only cover a quarter of his debts, the family are living on Indian Meal and tick. Another man and wife and seven children are penniless, he has no claim on poor rate, only hope is a loan from America, the Priest secures him. In Croak Patrick district, a youth of 19 is providing for his seven siblings and protecting them from the workhouse, they have two acres of land, odd jobs help to pay for meal. On rubbish heap were a mother and three children, their home was constructed of sticks leaning against a broken wall, covered by furze and straw.

Another cabin so bad it looked vacant, except smoke was coming through the door,  the house was filled with smoke, there lived husband and wife, six children and grandparents, children were wearing a single garment and eating from a bowl beside the fire. An evicted woman and child living in what appeared to be an animal den, except for the fire. On the sand hill a hole was made in the bank, a lobster pot for a door, the smoke came out at the top of the bank.

LONELINESS comes over us sometimes as a sudden tide. It is one of the terms of our humanness, and, in a sense, therefore, incurable. Yet I have found peace in my loneliest times not only through acceptance of the situation, but through making it an offering to God, who can transfigure it into something for the good of others ,says Elisabeth Elliot.

EPA in the US allows scrap tyres to be used as fuel for power stations, paper mills and cement factories, it is claimed to be a green fuel. Industry also realised that changing the name of waste tyres to solid waste could be a costly exercise for users and do more harm than good.

PILGRIMAGE to Rome for Beatification of Pope John Paul on 29th April, details from 087 2618 412.

LOUGH Derg;  June 4th to 6th , June 28th to 30th, July 29th to 31st,  August 12th to14th, Details from Peg at 068 31232.

COMPASSION: A 4 night course will explore what compassion is about for our lives. This will take place in the Parish Centre, Tralee on 4 Tuesday nights, beginning on March 15th from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. For information, contact Frances Rowland on [email protected]
ORDINATION: Fr James Hurley who was ordained a priest in St Eugene’s Basilica, Rome last May, will celebrate his first solemn public Mass in St John’s Church, Tralee on Saturday, March 12th at 2pm. He is the son of John and Sheila Hurley, Oakpark. He is graduate of electronic engineering from the University of Limerick,

ANNIVERSARIES: Mick Flavin, Catherine O Connor, Johnny Dunford, Michael O Connor, Paddy Lysaght, Dan Enright, Lawrence Hartnett, Michael Flynn, Sr. Majella Flaherty, Mikey Shanahan, Murt Daly, Mary Stack Eileen Eagan, Mick Liston, Betty Goulding, Peg Hodsell, Bill Hudson, Mary O Keeffe, Timmy Driscoll, Pat Kennelly, Rose Galvin, Patrick Hughes, Tess Stack,; Mass on Tuesday 8th at 7.30pm for Catherine O Connor and her mother Margaret Ahern; Ash Wednesday Mass in Knockanure at 10am and the 7.30pm Mass in Moyvane is for Patrick Hughes, Ashes will be distributed at both masses; Mass on Thursday 10th for Nell and Jeremiah Kiely at 7.30pm; Mass on Friday 11th at 7.30pm for Michael and Margaret O Connell and Mary Enright; Mass on Sat. 12th at 7.30pm for James Beaton; Mass at 10am on Sunday at Knockanure for Betty Goulding and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is or Cormac O Leary.

COLLECTION for Emigrant Services in the Church, on 12th and 13th of March. Confessions before he Vigil Mass on Saturdays.

READERS: Vigil, Elaine Hudson; 11am Jerry Duggan and Deirdre Moloney; 17th March Bridget McCarthy; Knockanure 13th and 17th March, Mary Flaherty and Siobhan Fitzgerald.

LENTEN Devotions Listowel, Extra Mass each Friday evening during Lent incorporating the Stations of the Cross after evening Mass.
THANKS to Emma at Gala Food store for collecting donations for Altar candles which amounted to E412.
LOURDES 2011. Eucharistic Adoration Pilgrimage Retreats in Lourdes, choice of dates from May to Sept. Cost E450. Assistants, helpers, volunteers, cooks, priests etc all very welcome. Further details from Máire Smye on 023 88 33273 or by writing to: CLM HQ, South Square, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.

CHY2 Certs will be given out during the week, anyone who donated over E250 to Church Funds will receive one, last year tax returns amounted to over E13,000.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Listowel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 10.30am Mass till 7pm.

ASH Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence, Mass in Knockanure at 10am and Moyvane at 7.30pm. Ashes will be available at both Masses.