Knockanure Notes – 7th January, 2013

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 14th January 2013 at Knockanure Community Centre. Come and enjoy a great meal with music and dance. All welcome.
Ring 068 49799.

YOGO Classes ( 10 weeks) commencing at Knockanure Community Centre on Wednesday 9th January 2013 from 7.45pm -9.00pm. Qualified Hatha Yoga Instructor. Destress, Unwind and relax.  All levels welcome, contact Noelle on 086 8619043 or

EXERCISE: Push yourself !  No one is going to do it for you! Join me in my Aerobic and Body Conditioning Fitness Classes
every Tuesday morning at 10am and Thursday evening at 8pm in Knockanure Community Centre, and get motivated to exercises, Ring Maggie on 087 9866533.

SOCIAL; Moyvane GAA Club are holding their social in The Arms Hotel, Listowel on Friday, January 25th at 8pm.

MART in Listowel re opens on January 10th , for Dairy, Calves, Weanlings and General Sale.

TOASTMASTERS will be on Wednesday, January 16 in the Desmond Complex, NCW from 8.30 to 10.30pm.

DRINK: Sunday 27 January – A Day of Support & Reflection for recovering alcoholics and family members.  10 am – 5 pm.  Brendan Comiskey SS.CC.  For bookings tel: 066 7134276.

RACING in Ballyheigue on January 1st 2012 attracted local entries and support. It was a fine cool day, all hope to be back again next year. Ballyheigue Races;

ENTERTAINMENT at St John’s January 10th, Declan Sinnott and on the 11th A Wake in the West, details from 068 22566.

WALK Saturday 2nd February, 2013 will be the 50th Anniversary [day and date] of the last Limerick-Tralee daily scheduled passenger train and to mark this significant historic day the GST will host another walk at 2.15pm from Abbeyfeale to Duagh village. This will include a mile of an as yet undeveloped section in Co.Kerry so waterproof footwear/ wellingtons may be required.

BIG Crowds attended the Christmas Charity swims, weather being mild helped till you hit the cold water. See youtube for video.

BUS Service to the National Coursing Meeting on February 2nd 3rd and 4th, will pick up passengers in Abbeyfeale and along the route.

SHOW: Farm Machinery Show at Millstreet on 16th and 17th January.

KDYS: Jan. 18th is the closing date for entries in The Youth Achievers Award.

PRO-LIFE Vigil in Merrion Square Dublin on Saturday January 19th at 4.30pm.  All welcome, contact Denise on (087) 2668702.

LIFELINE, Suicide prevention counselling and support. Free counselling family support, communities, schools, groups, organisations and sport clubs. Reaching out to the community to prevent suicide. 064-6636100.

THANKS to all who entertained residence of the local retirement homes, it was easy to see the delight in their faces during the session. Among the locals who took part were, Liam Corridan, Sheila Moore, Breda Lane, Marie Kennelly, Eileen Kennelly and Margaret Carmody.

BEST Wishes to Celine Kennelly of  Leitrim Middle who married Joseph O Brien from Tipperary at Moyvane Church on 30th December 2012. Fr McBride assisted by Fr Lucid officiated at the ceremony. Best men were Michael and Eamon O Brien. Bridesmaids, Karen Farrell and Anna O Shaughnessy. The bride is daughter of Timmy and Anna Maria Kennelly. The grooms parents are Gerald and Peggy O Brien of  Millbrook House, Annacarty.

HAPPY 21st birthday to Jackie Stackpoole of Athea.

HAPPY Retirement to Patrick and Joan Lynch of Tarbert, their business goes back to 1946, it is sad to see all the traditional family run operations being closed, considering the great sacrifices made by the proprietors and their families to keep things going over generations. All recent governments had a in breaking the spirit of the one man band.

FLU Vaccine is again being promoted, no doubt commercial companies are pressing their wares, some claim, vaccines are suspected of damaging brain function.

PARKINSON’S ASSOC. NORTH KERRY BRANCH Will host an information evening in the Three Mermaids, Listowel on Tuesday 15th Jan 2013, starting at 8pm. with guest speaker Dr. Helena Moore, Consultant Neurologist. Patients, Carers and Friends welcome. The format of the evening will include a question and answer session.

HORSE Fair in Listowel attracted the usual crowd both young and old, the day was mild and warm, it was more of a social event, as sales were slow.

NEW Moon on the 11th January, daffodils are emerging, land is still swimming.

THOUGHT: The cry of this world for meaning and hope and life, was met one morning far away in the cry of a tiny babe. And with that cry, time stopped and started again. And it was new. Anonymous

MIGRANT Sunday 13th January 2013. Council for Immigrants  invites parishes to join our Parish Pilot Programme.
For further information please contact [email protected] or

DEATH has taken place of Peggy Mahony of Meen Listowel.
Her Requiem Mass was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Saturday December 29th 2013. Burial afterwards in St Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH: Hannah Wetherall nee McCarthy, Vancouver and late of Grogreen.

DEATH took place on 22nd December 2012 of Tom Walsh of Leitrim Middle, Moyvane and England, son of Michael Walsh and Kathleen Kennelly. His siblings included Michael Joe, Eddie, Kitty, Liz, Josephine and Bernie.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael McMahon, Nora Flynn, Sr. Joan Harnett, Maureen Harnett, Fr Dan Daly, Fr Denis J Moloney, Mick Barrett, Nellie Kelly, James Joy, Kathleen O Brien, Ned Moore, Bishop McAuliffe, Ned Gould, Jim Kennelly, Michelle Foley, Paddy Mannix, Fr Tom O Sullivan, John Gregg, Sheila Broderick, Sheila Walsh, Jennifer Musa, Mary O Brien, Pats Lane, Nancy Fitzgerald, Mairead Mullane, Mass on Thurs. 10th 7.30pm for John Gregg & the deceased members of the Gregg & Hanrahan Families; Mass on Fri. 11th 7.30pm for Deceased members of the Galvin Family, Glenalappa; Mass on
Sat. 12th 7.30pm for Michael Moloney; Mass on Sun. 13th 10.00am for Michelle Foley & Michael Keane and 11.00am in Moyvane is for Liam O’Connor.

ST Pio Prayer meeting in Lixnaw on Tuesday January 15th at 7.30pm.

CHURCH: Adoration Moyvane, Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed. 10.00pm to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm
Readers:- Vigil, Elaine Hudson; 11.00am Jerry Duggan; Knockanure, 13th Jan. Mary O’Flaherty

MASS:  Mon. 7th Knockanure at 10am,Tues. 8th Knockanure at 10am and Wed. 9th Knockanure at 10am

SCRIPTURE Reflection Group;
Want more out of life? Want to grow in your understanding of God’s Message and The Life and Teaching of Jesus? Want to experience true Christian Community?. Why not come along to one of our meeting on Fridays from 8pm to 9.15pm in the Presbytery. All are welcome.

BALLYDONOGHUE magazine. 2012 their 28th edition with 230 pages.
Foreword is by Fr John Lawlor PP. Margaret Gilbert has her usual diary of the past year. The youth section covers subjects from Euro 2012 to Fashion. Michael Barry gives his story including the purchase of his first motorbike for £3 and his first car bought in 1949 a Baby Ford Y for £9-10 shillings. Central Ballroom is remembered and Fr Tim Dowling walks the roads as usual of Ballydonoghue and reminds us of events both old and new. Cranky Dick remembers all the women who had fine asses and the visit of Bridie Gallagher.Mick Finucane gives his story. Jim Finnerty remembers the Technical School. On page 102 The Iron Man from Ballydonoghue gives his story of diagnosis of Haemochromatosis and how 20,000 more have been identified over the past six years. 32 County Cycle Challenge story is told by Gerard McCarthy. Brendan Buckley gives us a rundown on Beekeeping. David Kissane has a list of major events since 10,000BC to 1870 and forgotten soldiers from the locality. Tony Lyons gives snippets from school folklore collection 1937/ 38. Mick Browne describes local antique equipment. Paidraig O Concuhubhair  recalls three key events in Ballylongford’s history. Family history advice is given by Noreen Neville O Connell. Snippets from notes of 30 years ago and eyewitness to history are side by side. Children talk of their favourite aunt. Sport is well covered. Deaths, creative writing, a host of pictures,  poetry  and much more making a great journal.