Knockanure Notes – 7th March, 2010

ENROL a child for September 2010 in Scoil Chorp Chriost, Knockanure National School. Enrolment form is available at the School Office between 1pm and 2.30pm each day. Parents intending to send children to the school in 2011 and 2012 are asked to ring 068 49130 and give the child’s name, to facilitate projected enrolment in the school.

COLLECTION: A Church Gate Collection will be held in Knockanure on Sunday, March 21st 2010 in aid of the newly formed Scoil Chorp Chriost Parents’ Association. Your support would be much appreciated.

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure was due to take place at K.C.C. on Monday March 8th .

A Physiotherapy Clinic has opened at K. C. C. This is a branch of the Famous First Steps Rehabilitation Centre in Patrickswell. Anybody interested in making an appointment for physio, please contact the centre on 068 49799 between 9am – 1pm, Monday to Friday or mobile 087 7777600. Anyone interested in computer classes, please contact the centre on 068 49799.

GIRLS: Registration for Moyvane Girls Football is on Thursday 11th March at 7.30pm, in the dressing rooms of the football field.

WORK Information day for people seeking work will be held at Carlton Hotel in Tralee on Tuesday March 23rd from noon till 7pm.

ST JOHN’S: Friday 12th the best of traditional with Gerry Banjo O Connor and Tim Eadie on Guitar; Sat. 13th Hannah Montana at 7pm; Sat. 20th Fundraiser for the Thomas Lyndon Foundation, Classics by Candlelight; Kerry Drama Festival continues at Castleisland till March 12th; Photographic Exhibition for month of March is by John Cash of Tipperary.

SIAMSA: Kerry School of Music presents Soprano Miriam Murphy and guests at Siamsa Tire on Sunday, March 14th at 7.30pm. Proceeds in aid of School Access Fund. Tickets available from Kerry School of Music on 066 7129977 or Siamsa 066 7123055.

COMEDY called Mother Knows Best will be staged by St Senan’s Drama Group at the GAA Clubhouse in Mountcoal on March 10th 11th 12th and 14th curtains at 8pm.

THOUGHT: Do not sow in another ones garden, but cultivate well your own garden; Do not desire at all of being what you are not. But rather desire of being what you are, from Epistle 111, 283.

NEW Moon on March 15th, daffodils are making no progress so far this year. On Wednesday, March 3, Mars Express made the closest encounter yet with Mars’ largest moon Phobos.

MONEY: Barack Obama has cancelled mans trip to Mars in 2033, 10 billion dollars has been spent on the project already.

CHILE: A magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck central Chile at
on Saturday 27 February 2010, causing death and destruction. The earthquake was 7th strongest earthquake recorded; The giant observatory in the mountains of Chile which is supported by the EU escaped damage.

LAW Requiring skirts in school uniforms discriminates against school girls who want to be boys, the Equality and Human Rights Commission claimed in a recent news report.

CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane Scor na bPaisti on their achievements in the North Kerry Finals, they were competing against 10 other clubs. The County Semi Final will be held at Abbeydorney on Sunday March 14th.

MOTHER’S Day on March 14th.

TIP and Tin the great three year old greyhound jointly owned by local woman Peggy Barrett and Joe Carey of Athea has retired because he broke a hock, he is now at stud at Carey’s Kennels.

EVENTS: Medjugorje Monthly Prayer meeting was due to be held on Monday 8th March at 8.10pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall; A meeting of the Widows Association was due to be hold their in the Three Mermaids on Tuesday 9th March at 8.15pm. to discuss Budget Proposals and Nominations for the forthcoming National AGM to be held in Killarney from 18th to 22nd April 2010;

DeafHear are having an outreach morning at the Citizens Information Centre in Listowel on Friday March 12th from 10am to 12.30pm; Personal Development course at Duagh over five weeks starting March 10th, details from 087 9114 869; Comhaltas County Social on March 12th at Ballyroe Hotel; Listowel Active Retirement Club, have arranged a spring break in the 4 star Glenview Hotel, Co Wicklow from March 14th to 19th, For more information ring 068-21013; Talk by Psychologist will be given at Castleisland Church on Friday March 12th at 7.30pm, details from 066 714 1242; Ceili will be held in the Arms Hotel on Tue. March 16th at 9.30pm; Munster Final of Scor Sinsear will be held at Tintean Theatre on Sunday March 21st at 3pm; Gilbert O Sullivan will perform at the INEC on March 20th ; Racing in Limerick 13th and 14th of March; Cheltenham Festival runs from 16th to 19th of March, dining prices start at £86 according to Festival site; Daffodil Day March 26th; Pilgrimage to Fatima, an option of 7 nights in Fatima or 5 nights in Fatima and 2 nights in the Lisbon Coast. Pope Benedict will be in Fatima for the 12th and 13th May. For more information contact 021-4277700; Medjugorje Pilgrimage May 7th to 14th. Cost E629, Contact Breda King 066 7122267.

WISHING all the best to this year Confirmation Class, who are now preparing for their big day.

BEST Wishes to Cathy Moran of Toureendonnell, Athea who celebrated her 94th birthday recently with family and friends.

HAPPY 80th Birthday to Madge Kiely of Aughrim, who recently celebrated her birthday with family and friends.

KIRSTI Enright recently celebrated her 21st birthday with family and friends at Keylod, Anyone that was out in the locality on the night could hear the music for miles around. Kirsti is daughter of Joe and Bernadette Enright.

HOSPICE Group in Listowel collected E90,000 in 2009. Their Annual Good Friday walk is on 2nd April at 11am. from St. Patrick’s Hall.

WRITE about their community regularly. Contact for more details on [email protected]

FISHING: Abbeyfeale Anglers’ Association is one of the six angling clubs on the river Feale. The waters fished by the club stretch from the Kerry Bridge in town to the Duagh Bridge about four miles downriver. The fishing is mainly fly fishing.

KDYS: In order to maintain services for young people in the community, KDYS needs your support by simply voting free on line: onto, select Listowel branch and click on Kerry Diocesan Youth Service or Text Listowel followed by a space, followed by C to 51303 (standard rate apply). Your support would be greatly appreciated.

KDYS Centre in Listowel are holding Hip Hop dance classes, Photography and Childcare courses, details from the centre.

REPORT: A growing body of research has found that exercise and fitness are linked to better grades and test scores as well as higher self-esteem. E Learning site for children

FAMILY: Listowel Family Resource Centre Upcoming Events: Decorate your home for Easter, Flower Arranging with an Easter Theme at 11a.m.on 9th, 16th & 23rd Mar. with Anna & Molly. A Speaker will talk on The Nursing Home Support Scheme – A Fair Deal at the Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group Meeting on Tue. 9th Mar. All interested in finding out about ‘A Fair Deal’ most welcome. The Carer’s Support Group meet for Tea and Chat on Mon. 15th Mar. at 12 o clock.

CARS: General Motors are to recall 1.3 million cars to replace a motor in the power steering system.

SPORT: Canadian athletes, of Irish ancestry, want to compete for Ireland in the Winter Olympics in Russia in 2014.

TALLEST Building in the world $1.5 billon Dubai skyscraper was closed to the public for some unknown reason.

LARGEST wind turbine in the world is being built in Norway 533feet high. Lovely sight in the evening sun to pause a while and see the gentle rotation of the Athea wind turbines.

INSULATION of attics has cost many dearly this year, the attics were so cold that pipes froze and of course nobody warned the side effects of insulation, the next thing will be dampness in the rafters. Foil backed insulation caused a fire in a house in Australia and the death of the house owner, live wires came in contact with the foil . SEI’s Energy Show takes place in Main Hall, RDS on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th April; 100,000 Irish homes have had Building Energy Ratings completed to date, every day about 300 more buildings are added to the list.

EU law states that all PCB oil containing equipment must be decommissioned by the end of this year, where will the 40,000 tons of PBC oil now in the EU go as it is now useless and a danger.

DRURY: Maggie from the lot

In the plough lands of Kilbaha there dwells a comely maid,
It’s many the young and foolish heart she has betrayed
Loved by rich and poor though humble in her cot
Her name I wont tell, where she Dwells is always called the lot

Connell and Power like salmon in a scour they’re dying with the hatch
The man says that he’ll entertain them and the house they’ll thatch
Maggie she is wide-awake drawing them every hour
The maid was smart and won the heart and a watch from power.

One of Paddy Drury’s many rhymes. The woman referred to was Maggie Forester a returned yank.

Mickey Drury and Joan Carroll were parents of Paddy who was born in 1859 and lived at Carrueragh, Knockanure, Paddys siblings were John 1857, Ellen 1858, James 1861 Michael 1864 and William 1868. Jack was lame, Billy had his neck a bit twisted, Mick was called Ruck .

FOLKLORE Site on the internet has many local photographs, to mention a few, Farmer and Family in Athea 1908; Danaher Group 1905 and long thatched house; several houses in Athea in various styles; A two roomed house in Moyvane 1938 and a Moyvane House with Hipped Gables; The site also has a big collection of West Kerry and some Cashen pictures, another curious picture is the house of Cave Kate from Caherdaniel; Potatoes ridges, Tossing Sheaf; Wrenboys and McCoy’s Mill.

ADORATION Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Listowel, Adoration is continuing in the Adoration Chapel every Tuesday & Wednesday. Perpetual Adoration has begun for the weeks of Lent in Abbeyfeale Church.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Majella O Flaherty, Mikey Shanahan, Murt Daly, Mary Stack, Eileen Eagan, Mick Liston, Betty Goulding, Peg Hodsoll, Bill Hudson, Mary O Keeffe, Timmy Driscoll, Pat Kennelly, Rose Galvin, Margaret Relihan, Jimmy Beaton; Mass on Tues 9th at 7.30pm for Joseph Foley; Mass on Wed 10th at 7.30pm for Patrick Hughes; Mass on Thurs 11th in Knockanure at 7.30pm for John Holly; Mass on Fri. 12th at 7.30pm in Moyvane for Con Shine at the request of the Creamery Committee Management & Staff; Mass on Sat. 13th at 7.30pm Catherine Mulvihill & the deceased members of the Mulvihill Family; Mass in Knockanure on Sun. 14th at 10.00am for Tim & Hanna Leahy and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Maureen Kinnane.

LENT: Stations of the Cross on Thursdays in Knockanure after 7.30pm Mass. Moyvane on Fridays during Lent. The Badminton Club will lead the Stations of the Cross on Friday 12th after 7.30pm Mass.

Stations of the Cross will take place each Friday during lent in Listowel Church after evening Mass. During Lent the transition year girls of the Presentation Secondary School will display a Lenten Reflection at Our Lady’s Altar in Listowel Church.

Ardfert Retreat Centre, Lenten Journey will take place on Thursdays, March 18th and 25th from 8pm – 10pm. Booking 066 7134276 .

When the Dominican Sisters of Mary, visited the Oprah Winfrey show recently they presented her with a rosary beads.

COLLECTION: on 13th & 14th March for the Emigrant Services.

READERS: Vigil Una Fitzmaurice & Elaine Hudson ;

11am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 10am Kathy Kennelly & Mary Fitzgerald.

LITURGY Meeting will be held in the Presbytery on Wednesday 10th March at 8pm.

TAX: The CHY 2 Forms that enable the Parish to claim some money back from the taxman will be delivered to those who support the church to the tune of E250 or more each year and who are not retired. If you are self employed you can claim back the money yourself. If you are a PAYE tax payer, I will claim back the tax on behalf of the Parish. Last year we received ?13,776 from the taxman.

THANKS to the Gala Foodstore for a collection of E386 for Candles. Thanks to Emma for continuing a very old custom.
Stations of the Cross will be said every Friday after 10am Mass during Lent.

DEATH took place on March 4th 2010 Nora Roche, nee Aherne of The Glin Road, Moyvane. Nora was predeceased by her husband Mick and is survived by sons Tom and Seamus, daughter Joan. Following Requiem Mass in Moyvane Church on Sunday 7th of March ’10, Nora Roche was laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard.

DEATH took place on March 4th 2010 of Nora Carmody, nee Broderick of Skehenerin, Listowel. Nora was born at Knocknasna and was predeceased by her husband Paddy and son Mossie, and is survived by sons Johnny, Steve and Pat, daughters Eileen, Kay, Marie, Noreen and Anna. Following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church on Sunday March 7th 2010 Nora Carmody was laid to rest in St. Michael’s Churchyard, Listowel.