Knockanure Notes – 7th June, 2009

DANCE: Afternoon Dance on Sunday June 14th from 3 to 6pm will be held at Knockanure Community Centre, Tea will be served. Raffle on the day, Music by Stevie Donegan.

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure was due to take place on Monday last 8th June, 2009, details from 068 49799.

LOCAL Bus travels from the Parish to Listowel every Tuesday, book with 1890 528 528.

TIDY Towns judging takes place from Mid June onwards.

CAR BOOT sale and indoor market in aid of WL102fm takes place at the Community Centre, NCW (beside GAA pitch) on Sunday next, June 14 from 9am. Gates open at 7.30am, details from 087 6866450.

ST JOHN’S: Tuesday 16th Folk Music from the Americas; exhibition this month by John Morris, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA have Tearmann nightly Wed. to Saturday, excluding Fri & Sun; Oilean runs from Monday to Saturday excluding Fri. and Sun., details from 066 712 3055.

WEATHER is marvellous over the recent past, saving for next winter is progressing at great speed; few are taking chances this year after last years lesson. Apple trees are showing a very poor crop, while blackcurrants and gooseberries are looking good. ” SUN dog appears as a rainbow-like blob either side of the Sun, and a pillar is a long beam of light extending from the top of the Sun, there is a chance of viewing them at the beginning or end of the day.

BEST Wishes to Eileen Kennelly wife of the late Ted Kennelly of Ballylongford who celebrated her 101st birthday last week. Also happy birthday to Josephine Moloney daughter of Joan and Billy of Moyvane, Anne-Marie O’Sullivan, Lower Athea and Mike O’Connor Upper Athea who celebrated their birthdays recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to all who won their seats in the recent election. In these times public representatives have a hard and thankless job to do. All who failed to be elected this time can look forward to a better chance the next time. Most visitors at the count centre in the Brandon left when the match started, great that Kerry and Cork will have to meet again.

BOOK: Green, Blue and Grey; The Irish in the American Civil War by Cal McCarthy, recently published will be of interest, as several locals fought in the war.

FLEADH: Newly composed ballad at the recent Limerick Fleadh was won for the 20th time by well known composer and writer Pat Brosnan of Knocknagorna, Athea; English singing 15-18 years Neilus Stackpoole of Lower Athea came second; Donie Lyons came second in the concert flute.

DEEPER Well Experience Show Charity Night at proceeds in aid of Kerry Hospice & Friends of Kerry General Hospital will be held at the Meadowlands Hotel on Wednesday, June 10th at 8.00pm.

THANKS: Presentation Secondary School Listowel would like to thank most sincerely all the employers who provided work experience for Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme, Leaving Certificate Applied and Transition Year Students during 2008/2009.

KDYS The next Summer Trip for all teenagers is on Thursday 11th June its Go-Karting in Kilcornan, for more information contact 068 23744. KDYS, Summer Camp for age 10 – 13 years olds. Moyvane starting Mon. 6th of July, details from KDYS.

GREEN: Iowa State University researchers are making plastics, composites, adhesives, coatings, flower pots and golf tees from crops or by-products of crops. Some schools in California use shredded tires to make rubberized playground “bark”

EVENTS for June: Lixnaw Feile Cheoil is on the 13th and 14th; North Kerry Football Board will meet at the Mermaids on Wed. night the 10th: Motivation expert Billy Schwer will give a talk at the Grand Hotel, Tralee on Friday 12th of June, details from 087 6880 189; The Association of Irish Musical Societies are to meet at the INEC on June 13th; Kerry Hospital Sweepstake at Tralee Greyhound Track on Friday night June 12th; Kerry Friesian Breeders Club will hold their annual field evening at the farm of Donal O Connell of Ballyheigue on Sat. June 13th at 7.30pm, details from 087 816 8281; Kerry Community Games Athletics Finals will be held at Castleisland on the 13th and 14th; ICA are having a birthday picnic in Ballybunion Strand on the 19th at 6pm: Racing, 10th at Fairyhouse, 11th at Leopardstown, 12th at Clonmel, 14th at Cork, Royal Ascot 16th to 20th, Castleisland Races June 20th and 21st; Kilflynn Vintage Day June 21st; June 19th feast of the Sacred Heart. County Fleadh and associated events will be held in Killarney from 17th to 21st; Fathers Day June 21st.

SOCIAL for Listowel Ministers of the Eucharist, Mass Readers, Parish Choir, Parish Folk Group, Pastoral Council and Liturgy Group Members, Parish Clerk, Parish Secretary, Church Cleaners, Collectors inside and outside the Church at the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tuesday 23rd June at 8.00pm.

DYSLEXIA Awareness day will be held at the Desmond Complex on Saturday June 13th, details from 069 62222.

KDYS, Listowel are running Summer Camps,for age 10 – 13 years olds in Moyvane and Listowel, details from 068 23744.

POETRY: Dan Keane was judge in the recent Writers Week children’s poetry competition, there were over 200 entries. He congratulated them and hoped they would continue writing.

BIOENERGY Conference takes place on Wednesday 17th June at the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny. For further info or contact Paul Dykes (SEI REIO) on 023 8863393 E [email protected]

HOSPICE needs volunteers for their Sunflower Day, details from 068 23035.

PARK : Father Collins Park in north Dublin is out “first wholly sustainable park” opened last week Five wind turbines supply all electricity needs within the park.Fr Collins was son of Patrick Collins and Norry Kennelly of Ballylongford. 5,000 jobs created in Ireland over the past three months have been in the green economy. Global Wind Day is on June 15th.

MICHELIN recently celebrated their 120th anniversary. They started at Place des Carmes, the site of an old convent with 50 workers at Clermont-Ferrand, France. They made the first removable bicycle tyre, they now have 118,000 workers in 170 countries.

FOUND recently in France, pictures of 400 British soldiers on their way to the Somme, view pictures on link below.

Thought: Captain H Dearden a Medic with the Field Ambulance wrote of `Passchendale’ in First World War `Dead bodies ,everywhere, men and horse laying like sleepy children ,side by side and limbs asprawl…
Hands and legs stick out in the most uncanny way from heaps of earth and sandbags ,and in the wind which flutters their muddy sleeves, they almost seem to be waving a greeting or calling for help’.

LOCAL man Richard O Connor of Kilbaha retired from ACOT 25 years ago this week.

KILCOLMAN Church was built when Fr. Jeremiah Murphy was P.P. the foundation stone laid on August 10th 1913. The church is unusual in that it was built of concrete blocks made near the site of the church, the outside the blocks are just as they were, but inside the church is decorated to perfection. Lovely stained glass windows including one of St Ita, the water font is in memory of Maurice Rahilly 1746. The old church was built 1827 in Fr Darby Egans time on the site of present church; the old altar is in the sacristy of the present church. Kilcolman church is dedicated to St Colman, who came from Mount Leinster. Kilcolman graveyard is across the road from church was mentioned in 1253 it was run by Augustinian monks, it was knocked in the wars of 1641. Kilcolman’s stone in the graveyard can cure headaches it is claimed. A plaque on the old church ruin remembers monks who served there from the early 13th century to 1641.Of interest to Kerry people; There is a church ruin in Kilbradran believed to date from the 17th century. Canon Begley the great Limerick historian thought the church was dedicated to St. Brendan. The churches in Kilbradran and Kilcolman built c1250, belonged to Augustinians monks of Athassell Abbey in Tipperary. Coolcappa-Kilcolman parish is the longest parish in the Diocese of Limerick; it stretches from Cappagh in the east to Athea in the west. The population of the parish is about 1,100. The late Brendan Buckley and his wife worked spent 17 years serving Kilcolman Church, hundreds from Moyvane and Knockanure went to Brendan’s adopted Parish to bid their last farewell to him last week.

DEATHS in Kerry: 39% due to heart disease, cancer caused 26% and respiratory disease caused 14% of deaths.

CANCER Society collected E1150 at recent church gate collections in the Parish.

OPEN-AIR MASS: Tralee Town Council are organizing a Garden Festival in the Town Park Tralee on weekend June 20th/21st. As part of this event, the 12 noon Mass on Sunday, June 21st will be celebrated in the Town Park .

MASS; There will be a Sunday Evening Mass at 6.15pm in the Cathedral in Killarney for the months of June, July and August .

JUBILEE Mass for Fr. Linnane is on Friday June 19th at Listowel Church.

HOLY Well mass in Asdee West on June 10th at 8pm and Holy Well Mass in Lixnaw on Friday June 12th at 8pm.

PROCESSION: Corpus Christi Procession will take place after 7pm Mass on Saturday June 13th. at Abbeyfeale Church. This year’s Eucharistic Procession in Listowel takes place on Sunday 14th June.

DAY of Recollection / Meditation with Fr Pat Murray S.C.A on June 13th in the Desmond Complex, NCW Theme is If we are present to the present moment then we are also present to eternity. For booking please contact Catherine Ambrose 069-77562.

1800 742 745 is. a freephone help-line open daily from 6pm – 10pm for people who are feeling suicidal or if you are concerned about someone.
ANNIVERSARIES: P. J. Flavin, John Paul McMahon, Mai Galvin, Bessie Nealon, Tom Moloney, Sr. Claude Sheehy, Mary Margaret Dillon, Charles Haughey, Mass foe week, Thurs. 11th at 9.15am for Maurice Bunce; Fri. 12th at 8.00pm for Myles & Nora Kearney & Eddie Cunningham; Sat.13th at 8.00pm for Charles & Mary Finan & Fr. Chris Finan; Sun.14th Mass in Moyvane at 11.00am for Christy Barry.

COLLECTION in the church on 13th & 14th June for the forthcoming Eucharistic Congress. Congress Takes place in Dublin in 2012. The first was held in France in 1881, one was held in Dublin in 1932 and most recent in Quebec (Canada) in 2008.This 2012 congress will be major national and international event, requiring much preparation at many levels. The Irish Bishops have agreed to the holding of a special collection in aid of this event.

READERS: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill & Bridget McCarthy; 11am Ciara Healy & Amanda Coulson; Knockanure 10am Kathy Kennelly & Mary Fitzgerald. Knockanure Community Centre Sunday 14th June.

MEDJUGORJE prayer meeting on Monday 8th June at 8.10pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall. All welcome.