Knockanure Notes – 7th November, 2007

GREAT Halloween party was held at the New Community Centre in Knockanure, a great effort was put into the event by the organisers.

COOKERY classes will commence in the Community Centre, Knockanure on Tuesday night 6th November at 7.30pm.

COMPUTER Classes begin on Wednesday Nov 7th .

Parent and Toddler Group begins at 10am on Nov 15th and on Friday 23rd Nov, dancing with Johnny Barrett at Knockanure Community Centre.

BEST Wishes to all who presented with their diplomas and degrees recently, the long struggle is over and now the real work must begin. Only one in ninety nine people in the world receive third level education. The IT students were urged by their head in Limerick to take risks, at their recent conferring ceremony.

Thinking of starting a business information meeting will be held at St John’s, Listowel on Saturday November 10th from 11.30am to 1pm.

BEST Wishes to Thomas M OConnor of Bunagara who won first prize of a Peugeot 107 in the recent Emmets GAA draw.

AGM of Listowel Graveyard Committee takes place at St Patrick’s Hall, Listowel on Wednesday Nov 7th at 8pm, new members welcome.

SAFE Driving: The Shannonside No Name club are holding a one-day programme dedicated to influencing young people’s approach towards learning to drive safely and passing their test, at the Community Centre Tarbert on Saturday, November 10th. Starting at 9.45 am and finishing at 3.00pm. Cost E10.00. Bring a packed lunch. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided. This course is open to No Name Club members and any remaining places are open to 5th and 6th year students. For further information please contact: Mary Normile, Glin – 087 9573660 or Maura McDermott, Tarbert – 086 3475988.

Members and friends of Moyvane ICA produced 100 pairs of baby booties and 30 quilts which are destined for Chernobyl Children’s Project.

LOCAL Craft worker Mairead O Connor will be spinning wool with her spinning wheel at the Listowel Arms Hotel as part of the Craft Fair and Food Fair on Sunday 11th November, many other exhibitors will be displaying their crafts also.

BOOK on the Knights Templar papal investigation of 1308 was launched recently at a cost of $8,400 per copy, only 799 copies were available. SPAIN: Beatification of 500 Catholics killed during the Spanish civil war took place recently in Rome, it was the largest number to be Beatified in one day, in history of the Church.

THOUGHT: We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves, says Francois de La Rochefoucauld; There is no such thing as a “self-made” man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success, George Matthew Adams; Has not God borne with you these many years? Be ye tolerant to others, Hosea Ballou.

Fr Casey play will be performed at Glorach Theatre in Abbeyfeale on Thursday Nov 8th , 9th and 10th, details from 087 799 7907;

WEDDINGS: Angela Gould of Kilmorna and Jeremiah Kelly of Knockadireen, Duagh were married at St Bridget’s Church, Duagh on October 26th `07 by Fr Pat Moore P.P. Bridesmaids Rose Costelloe and Liz Gould. Best man was Tim Scanlon and groomsman was Anthony Maher. Kerrie Anne Casey was flower girl. Pageboys were Eoghan Kelly, Eamon Dowling and Michael Costelloe. Angela is daughter of Nora and Ned Gould and Jeremiah is son of Mary and Eddie Kelly.

Laura Slemon of Listowel and Timothy Larkin of Knockanure were married at the Cathedral in Killarney on October 27th `07 by Fr Declan O Connor who is a native of Duagh. Best man was Chris Larkin; groomsmen were P J Larkin and Noel Larkin. Bridesmaids were Sandra Slemon, Maura Mahony and Mairead Slemon. Flower girl Khyesha Mahony and Pageboy was Rory Mockler. Laura is daughter of Mary and Patrick Slemon and Timothy is son of Maria and the late John Larkin of Carrueragh.

HISTORY: Eamon Kelly joined the Abbey Theatre company in 1967, he came to Listowel in 1944. In 1947 about 4,000 died from TB in this Country. Canon John Hayes born Nov 11th 1887, he started Muintir na Tire in 1937 and died in 1957. Kerry Sentinel of November 2nd 1907, reports that the committee of the National Teachers Congress were at East Avenue Hotel, Killarney, inspecting facilities for their forthcoming Congress which would be held at Easter 1908, the hall could accommodate 1,500 people; also reported is the death of Mortimer Galvin of Clounmacon after a lingering illness, he was guardian under the old and new regime for over 25 years, he was survived by his wife, son, brothers, relations Mr and Mrs David Ruddle, Galvin Family Patch, McEllistrim Family of Ballymacelligott, the Maher, McElligott, Flavin and Foran Families also attended, he was buried in Duagh. The British Foreign secretary proposed a Jewish homeland in Palestine on November 2nd 1917. Australian transportation sample index for Griffin; Mary Griffin alias Sullivan or Maguire, of Yellow Road Tralee, tried 1829, wanted her family to join her in Australia; Daniel Griffin aged 16 years tried for larceny in 1850 transported for 7 years; Daniel Griffin age 31 years tried for perjury, sentence 1 month in jail and transported for 7 years; Maurice Griffin age 48 years tried 1848 for sheep stealing, got 10 years transportation; Pat Griffin aged 32 years tried in 1850 for cow stealing, transported for 14 years, discharged 1856; Mary Griffin aged 50, a widow with 7 children from Tralee, was in possession of flesh and pelts of two stolen sheep, document date 1823; Thomas Griffin aged 80, stole sheep to feed his 13 children and grandchildren, imprisoned in Kerry; Michael Griffin tried at Tralee for manslaughter in Tralee 1825, he had a wife and three children.

MOYVANE have won 19 North Kerry Championships the first was in 1925, Craughdarrig won the year Knockanure were left stranded in Knockanure, their lorry failed to arrive to transport them to the match, having cycled and travelled by trap car to Asdee, Knockanure found that they were late.

RESEARCH: It is estimated that from 50 to 100 million animals are used in experiments each year, they range from fruit flies, mice to primates. Test results from humans biological samples taken in developing countries are not sent back to the patients.

NOVEMBER intentions Mass in Knockanure Wed 7th at 7.30pm

STATIONS: Fri. 9th Nov Station for Murhur, Moyvane & Claar at the home of Michael & Helen Corridan at 8.00pm; Stations for Knockanure on Friday 16th November at the home of Neilus & Margaret Clancy at 7.30pm; Stations for Kilbaha at the home of Patrick & Eileen Hanrahan at 10am on Saturday 17th Nov.