Knockanure Notes – 6th September, 2009

COMMUNITY Centre Knockanure: Aerobic Classes will be commencing at the centre on Wednesday 30th September, 2009.Yoga Classes start at the Centre on Thursday 1st October, 2009. Anyone interested, please contact Patricia on 068 49799 or 086 8392787 for further details. A deposit is required in advance for all classes. These classes are sponsored by Kerry V.E.C. and are specifically for the unemployed or people on low incomes.

DRAMA Classes for National School Children will recommence at the centre on Friday 25th September, 2009 at 6 pm. Admission E18 for six weeks.

Knockanure Parent and Toddler Group meet every Thursday from 10am to 12pm, all are welcome, details from Eileen at 087 2950 869.

JOB: A vacancy has arisen for a caretaker at the Marian Hall for 19.50 hours a week. Please apply in writing to The Supervisor, The Bridewell, Tarbert, Co. Kerry.

GLIN Day Care Centre Open Days re-open 10th September for the Moyvane, Ballylongford Group. Bus pick up at usual times. Anyone interested in attending the open days, please contact the office telephone 068 26033.

THANKS: Kerry Parents & Friends acknowledge the sum of E689.53 proceeds of recent Church Gate Collection. Thanks to all who contributed & special thanks to the Collectors.

HOSPICE: Coffee Morning for the Hospice is on Sept. 17th, anyone wishing to host one in their own home please contact Kay 0876975682 or Julie 0876210742 for details. Coffee & Biscuits provided.

EVENING Classes at Tarbert Comprehensive School, details at 068 36105 / [email protected]

COUNSELLING Centre are organising a fundraising event in aid of counselling for children with Davey Arthur & His Band on Thursday, September 10th at Ballygarry House Hotel from 7.30pm. Tickets available from Lee Records or Kerry Counselling Centre, D17 Edward Court, tel.066 7122931. Auction of signed Kerry GAA Jersey plus raffle and spot prizes.

EVENTS: Guitar and Singing classes with Elaine will begin on Wednesday September 2nd in the Marian Hall, details from 087 2884 869; ISS will be visible over Ireland for a few minutes every night till 22nd of Sept; ; Active Retirement Group in Listowel will meet in St. Patrick’s Hall on Tuesdays from 2.30pm. to 4.30pm. New members welcome; Ceili classes began in Clounmacon Community Centre on Tuesday 1st September at 8.30pm; Walk in aid of cancer society will be held on Mount Brandon on Sept. 26th starting at 11am; Camera Club, information at 087 907 4972 or email [email protected];

Listowel Youth Caf=E9 Pool Tournament begins on Thursday 24th September at 6pm. All entries must be in by Friday 11th September. For more information call in or phone: 068 57853; Abbeyfeale Rugby Club will celebrate their 50th anniversary at the Devon Hotel on 12th of Sept.; Dingle Marathon is on the 12th of Sept.; Grandparents Day at Knock on Sept. 13th; Annual St Pio Pilgrimage to Knock is on Sunday Sept. 20th;

Farmers Market in Listowel and Abbeyfeale every Friday from 9am to 2pm; Ploughing Match begins in Athy on the 22nd; World Heart Day walk Sept. 27th, Irish Heart Foundation number 1850 364 364; Retreat will take place in the Burren from September23 -29 next. There are 12 residential places available. Contact Noirin 087 9459151 or Mary 065 6839530; Class on self management of arthritis begins on October 6th in Tralee Education Centre, details from 016470 206; Sept. 9th is 10th anniversary of the launch of the Primary School Curriculum, schools are invited to take pictures to show the curriculum in action;

Congratulations to the Limerick ladies who will be playing in the All Ireland Junior Final on Sept 27th, several from Athea and Abbeyfeale are playing, it will be on TV; Relics of St Teresa will travel around England and Wales from Sept. 16th to Oct. 16th;

BEST Wishes to the Carmody Family of Ballybunion who won E5,000 in the Marian Hall Blotto recently.

EXERCISE: Community Centre in Listowel events: Spinning every Tuesday & Thursday. Aerobics & Weight Loss Boot Camp starting after the races pre-booking essential. The centre will be closed during the races, re-opening Monday 21st September.

HEAVY and constant is causing stress to both animals and man, Teagasc forecast that farm incomes would increase this year, gives the impression that farm advisors are living still in cloud cuckoo land, some farm incomes may increase due to the emergency sale of stock, but farm profits will be minimal due the lost production, emergency feeding and the expense of regulations. Rain fall in July was highest since 1866 and August rainfall amounted to 10.69 inches a record since records began.

Milk supply nationally is 7% under quota up to end of August, Kerry’s reduction exceeds the national average.

TEAGASC are organising demonstrations in Conifer Thinning, be at the Devon Hotel before 11am on Wednesday September 16th, busses leave for demonstration from 11 to 12.30pm.

COUNCIL is advising occupiers of land to trim roadside hedges and trees.

RACING begins in Listowel on the 13th, as usual it will be a great place to meet and celebrate. Race Supporters Club can be contacted at 068 21622.

MOTOR Bike Charity run passed through Listowel just after midday and caused a bit of excitement and commotion, traffic was delayed for a short time and people were wondering what was causing all the noise, smoke and smell of rubber.

GAA All Ireland 125 Quiz will be held at Croke Park on Friday Sept. 18th , details from [email protected]

Tickets for the All Ireland Football Final on Sunday 20th are in short supply, every avenue will be explored to try and secure a ticket. Bus leaves Listowel for the match at 7.20am, details from 066 7180123.

TIDY Towns awards were announced on Monday September 7th at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Military Road, Dublin 8, all the Adjudicator Reports for 2009 will be available to download from after the ceremony.

WALK in aid of the Missions in Sudan will be held in Abbeyfeale on Sunday, September 13th.

CLASSES in Piano, Violin, Viola, ‘Cello, Double Bass, Concert Flute, Traditional Flute, Tin Whistle, Recorder, Clarinet. Saxophone, Drum Kit, Guitar, Ballet, Modern Dance and Singing will be given at the Glorach Theatre Abbeyfeale contact 066 7125690

GRANT from Millennium Fund for disadvantaged students, closing date Friday, October 16th , details from

OLYMPIC Park near Stratford, preparation for the 2012 Games is the largest operational construction project at present in Europe.

NAMA is being debated day and night by people who would rather talk, before they put some effort into research.

ENDEAVOUR Programme designed to encourage people to start a business, closing date for entries is Sept 25th `09, details from .

HELPLINE if you are upset 1800 742 745.

ST JOHN’S for Sept.: Wed. 9th Happy Days a play by Beckett; Thursday 10th a mix of American country and Bluegrass from a Canadian band; Friday 11th Song and Dance with the Kerry School of Music and guests; Sat. 12th concert in aid of Chernobyl cause with the Maids of Erin and friends, details from 068 22566.

GOODYEAR Snippets: 1898: Frank A. Seiberling borrowed $3,500 for the down-payment on an abandoned strawboard factory establishing founding The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

1906: produced the world’s first easily detachable straight-side, the Quick Detachable Tire. “the tire that made Goodyear.”
1907: Henry Ford bought 1,200 sets of tires for the Model T,

1916: acquires its first rubber plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia; Goodyear becomes the world’s largest tire company

1919: develops the first bullet-proof gas tanks for airplanes.

1932: adopts a 6-hour workday to address the high level of unemployment caused by Depression

1954: The world’s first passenger conveyor belt, a Goodyear creation, carries patrons of the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad up an incline of 227 feet,

1970: Goodyear had the first tires on moon as part of the Apollo 14 mission.

1976: chemical division develops the first plastic beverage bottles, made out of shatterproof polyester resin

2001: GT3 tire debuts as the first tire made from a compound derived from corn.

2009: Helen and John Taylor break a Guinness World Record driving a car equipped with Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tires. The couple’s three-week, 9,000+ mile drive through all 48 contiguous states in the U.S. The Taylors broke the drive’s previous fuel economy record of 58.82 miles per gallon with a final MPG average of 67.90.

ENERGY: A new record for the amount of electricity generated by Ireland’s wind farms has been achieved, recently peaked at 999 MW with enough to supply over 650,000 homes. At times, the amount of wind power met a record 39% of national electricity demand. There are 429 energy from waste plants in Europe, energy from waste market is worth ?3.1 billion in Europe.

From 1st September old-style incandescent bulbs go out of production. The phasing out will start with 100-watt bulbs. WORLD War 11: European leaders marked the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II on September 1st `09.

THOUGHT: Deep within there is a glorious and terrible empty space – loneliness. It is out of sight, pushing us to our best and to our worst. Behind every effort to make a friend – Behind ambition – Behind pride – Behind gossip – Behind memories of your mother’s kitchen – Loneliness. We were created with the space carefully planted in our hearts. God created us with the loneliness that moves the heart to others, the loneliness that moves the heart at last to God. Is it what moves us to become whole, David Kidd

ANNIVERSARIES: Ned Stack, Catherine Lynch, Nell Tydings, Sr. Marie Berchmans Kennelly, Tony O Callaghan, Gerry Galvin, Ned Buckley, Annie McAuliffe, Mary Kissane, Padraig Dunne, Patrick Brosnan, Jackie Enright, Michael Mulvihill, Mick Connell, Mary Kennelly, Mass on Tues. 8th at 8.00pm for Deceased members of the O’Flaherty Family, Murhur; Mass on Thurs. 10th at 8.00pm, Months Mind for Martin Sheehy; Mass on Fri. 11th at 8.00pm for Patrick Brosnan; Mass on Sat. 12th at 8.00pm for Jackie Enright and Sunday 13th Mass in Moyvane at 11.00am is for Danny Walsh. Confessions on Saturdays from 12 – 12.30pm and on request.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm and Listowel every Tuesday and Wednesday. View Youtube for story on the Eucharist.

DEACONS: Permanent Deacons are being introduced in the Diocese of Kerry by Bishop Murphy. Married men who are interested in applying must be between the ages of 35 and 60, single men between 25 and 60.

CELEBRATION: Fr Bill Carroll invites all to the celebration of his Golden Jubilee to the priesthood at St. Brendan’s church, Upper Rock Street in Tralee on Thursday, September 10th at 7.30pm. He hopes on Tuesday September 8th to start a walk at 6am from the Dominican Church in Tralee to the Blessed Well in Ballyheigue arriving in time for 11am mass celebrated by Bishop Murphy.

READERS: Vigil Deirdre Scanlon & John Corbett ; 11am Jerry Duggan & Margaret Flaherty; Knockanure 10am Brenda Clancy & Anne Stack

Senior Badminton resumed in Moyvane on Monday September 7th @ 8pm, new members over 16 welcome.

MARRIAGE took place in Tarbert Church recently of Claire Kiely of Tarbert and Lieutenant Commander Michael Kennelly of Miltown Malbay, Fr. Gerard Finucane officiated. The bride is daughter of Denis and Jane Kiely and the groom is son of Michael and Anna Kennelly. The groom’s father Michael and grandfather Michael Joseph were Guards. Michael Joseph was a native of the Parish and died while on duty in Galway.