Knockanure Notes – 7th November, 2010

COMMUNITY Centre committee is requesting volunteers to train in the use of their defibrillator  please contact Mary at the centre on 068 49799 between 9.30am and 1.00pm, Mon. to Fri. Physiotherapist attends Knockanure Community Centre every Tuesday and Thursday, details from 068 49799.

 Active Retirement day was due to be held at the Centre on Monday 8th November.

AEROBICS & Body Conditioning Classes at Knockanure Community Centre, continue on Wednesday from 8 – 9pm. Exercise to music classes, Contact Maggie at  087 9866533.

FELTING class with Mairead Sharry O Connor at Seanachaí on Monday 29th November at 11 am. Class is Dry Needle Felting for Beginners. To Book phone 087 9229778 or email [email protected]

 You can see the Foxford blankets needle felted at

EVENTS: Talk on the War of Independence will be given by Tom Toomey at Loughill on Wed. 10th Nov. at 8pm; Fashion Show at the Gables at 7pm on Nov. 12th in aid of Athea Motorcycle Road Race Club; Streamside Stables have started a new riding club at Leitrim East, Moyvane; Bingo in the Marian Hall every Thursday night; Writing Club meet at Saleen Pier Ballylongford every Wed. night, more from 087 976 1021; IT Tralee open day Fri. Nov. 12th; Science Week continues till 14th Nov.; Knockdown Car Boot Sale on every 3rd Sunday of the month starting on November 21st at 11 am, contact Jim at 087 2077043; Knockfierna Heritage Society will hold a Rambling House, at the Hall, Athea on Saturday November 13th  at 8.00pm.  Con Colbert, a nephew of the dead patriot, will attend; Education and Training Exhibition for adults will be held at the Brandon hotel on 10th Nov. from noon till 7pm, more from 066 7180 190; Motor Rally in Ballyduff area on Nov. 14th, also a Christmas Craft Fair in Ballyduff on Nov. 14th;  Silicon Valley executives are to visit Limerick and Galway from Nov. 15th to 17th;  Ceol an Gheimhridh Competitions in Tralee on the weekend of Sat. 13th and Sun. 14th November, more from  Bridget McCarthy at 068 49489 after 6.00pm; Conference on Future of Rural Areas to 2031 will be held at Charleville on 11th and 12th of Nov. details from ; Inheritance seminar run by Pierce and Fitzgibbon solicitors will be held at Seanchai at 8pm on 17th Nov. all are welcome; Annual Bazaar for the Missions  2010 will take place on Friday 3rd & 4th Dec. at Boy’s School Hall Listowel from 8pm. to 12 midnight; Dairy Conference at Charleville Park hotel on Nov. 17th, where key dairy topics will be discussed;

BUS to Lisdoonvarna Concert on Nov. 13th, details from 068 48353.

Bus from Ballylongford, Tarbert, Moyvane to Listowel, every Tuesday morning, book with 1890 528 528.

ST JOHN’S: Thursday 11th to Sat. 13th , Postmen, Priests and Politicians, extracts from J B Keane plays; Thursday 18th , the Best of Traditional with Fidil and on Fri. 19th Stephen O Sullivan will launch his album;  Exhibition of etchings will be on show till 26th of Nov. by Ivan Armstrong, more from 068 22566.

TINTEAN; Concert on Fri. 19th Nov. with a host of local tallent.

SIAMSA , Tralee Circus runs from Friday to Sat. Nov. 12th to 13th, details from 066 712 3055.

GLORACH: Four One Act Plays will be presented at the Glorach Playhouse in Abbeyfeale on Nov. 18th, 19th, 21st and 22nd, details from 087 713 83940.

SOCIAL: Newtownsandes Creamery Social will be held at the Arms Hotel Listowel on Friday 19th of November; Kerry Pioneer Social will be held at Killarney Heights Hotel on Fri. 12th Nov. Limerick Pioneer Social at the Devon Hotel on Fri. Nov. 12th; Annual Taoiseach’s Dinner will be held at the Burlington Hotel, on Sat. 27th Nov..

CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane Footballers who won Round 1 of the North Kerry Championship beating Ballydonoghue by one point in the third attempt.

BEST Wishes to Niall Sheehan son of Tim and Eileen who celebrated his 21st Birthday at Speedy’s Bar in Moyvane last week.

BEST Wishes to Kit Horan of Moyvane Knockanure Community Games who was elected Registar for the County at the recent AGM of Kerry Community Games held at the Grand Hotel.

ARUS Mhuire: It is great to know that residents of Arus Mhuire in Listowel every evening are praying for all our intentions and worries, even the feeblest resident joins in a hymn or two after the rosary and trimmings. Secular experts should observe the uplifting effect of community prayer.

ADULT Literacy education courses in Listowel Community College. Driver Theory, Read & Write & Book Club. All courses are free and confidential. For further information contact Mary on 23866.

OPEN Night at Tarbert Comprehensive School Thursday 11th Nov at 7.30pm, closing date for enrollment Nov. 22nd 2010.

 MARRIAGE enrichment weekend in Killarney start 8pm on  26th and ends on 28th Nov at 4pm  For details and booking visit:   or phone 064 6644319.

BUDGET: Commentators are always talking about squandering taxpayer’s money, but when a Department makes savings and hands back cash they are castigated. We have seen a recently opened glorified rest home costing nearly E400,000 per inmate and nobody asks where did the money go.

HEALTH Check was open to all at the Arms Hotel on Friday morning last Nov. 5th 2010, most of these attending were relatively fit middle class and pensioners, no sign of people in most need of screening. For those attending it was a worthwhile and pleasant experience.

 FOOD  Safety Authority tested 948 sandwiches and found that 99% were satisfactory even though nearly 30% were stored at the wrong temperature, they also claim that 24% of sandwiches in healthcare settings were not stored properly. Nobody mentions that 100% of school children’s food at school is stored at above recommended temperatures.

FSAI in their wisdom are promoting Vitamin D supplement for Irish children up to one year.

Diabetes Day is on Nov. 14th.

FOOD and Craft Fair at the Arms Hotel attracted a crowd on Sunday last, several locals were among the exhibitors, and there were extra stands upstairs and downstairs with displays this year.

THANKS: The Carers Association of Ireland would like to express their sincere thanks to Margaret Carmody, Knockanure for taking part again this year in our Annual Fundraising Walk. To date Margaret has donated E22,500 to our Association which is a substantial amount of money. Any support and sponsorship you can give her again this year will be much appreciated.

I.C.A. The Annual Mass for deceased members and their families was due to takes place on Tuesday 9th November at the Marian Hall at 7.30pm

DEAFHEAR .ie will be holding an outreach service in Listowel at the Citizens Information Centre, 35 the Square on Friday 12th November 2010 from 10am to 12.30.

THANKS: No Name Club would like to thank very sincerely all who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection. The amount collected came to E700.20.

JFK Elected U.S. President Nov. 1960: Robert F. Kennedy at Atlantic City, New Jersey August 27, 1964 talked about his brother John F Kennedy, except from his speech at Democratic Convention. “So when he became President he not only had his own principles and his own ideals but he had the strength of the Democratic Party. As President he wanted to do something for the mentally ill and the mentally retarded; for those who were not covered by Social Security; for those who were not
receiving an adequate minimum wage; for those who did not have adequate housing; for our elderly people who had difficulty paying their medical bills; for our fellow citizens who are not white and who had difficulty living in this society. To all this he dedicated himself”.—–  “Even beyond that, his idea really was that this country, that this world, should be a better place when we turned it over to the next  generation than when we inherited it from the last generation”.
Quotes; On Inauguration Day 22 Jan 1961 JFK said  “my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your  country.”
 “I believe in an America that is on the march. We must not stand still; we must not be at anchor; we must not sit on dead centre; we must not content ourselves with the easy life; we must open the gates and stride forward in accomplishment.”

LAND Improvement; 1932 the government brought in a reclamation scheme and by 1940 about 47,000 acres were reclaimed at a cost of £4.10s per acre. Between 1940 and 1949 more than 32,000 acres were reclaimed at a cost of £5 per Acre. An official launch of another land rehabilitation scheme was made in Castlebar in 1949 to coincide with the anniversary of founding of the Land League in 1879. By mid 1953 about 102,000 farmers had applied for grants under the latest scheme to reclaim 878,000 acres.

GLASNEVIN Trust is appealing for the relatives of 43 Irish men and women who fought in passed wars and are buried in unmarked graves in Glasnevin to come to an unveiling ceremony on Remembrance Day, November 11th.

CONGO: Fifty years ago an ambush in the Congo caused the death of several Irish soldiers, see pictures of Irish soldiers in the Congo at

STATION: House Station at the home of Nicholas and Mary Kennelly at 8pm on Friday Nov. 12th 2010.

ARDFERT Retreat Centre  Healing day for the Bereaved   This will take place on Saturday, November  20th from 10am to 4.40pm with Fr Frank Downes OP, more from telephone 066 7134276.

ENNEAGRAM Workshop:  Kerry Adolescent Counselling Service are hosting a workshop at their premises in Balloonagh on November 13th & 14th from 10am to 4pm.  Facilitators:  Mary Scanlon & Trish Ingalls.  For further information, contact 066 7181333.

DEATH has taken place of Peggy Stackpoole, nee Mulvihill of Glenagragra, Glin, Co Limerick. Peggy is survived by her son Michael and daughter Helen who lives in Australia; she was predeceased by all her siblings, Paddy at Lower Athea, Eamon, Tom, Con, Jack Josie and Sr. Anthony (Catherine) born 1915, who died in Dec. 2005. Their Parents were Ned Mulvihill and Ellen McKenna of Lower Athea.  Following Requiem Mass in Glin Church celebrated by Fr Crawford and Fr Madigan, Peggy Stackpoole was laid to rest beside her husband Johnny at Kilfergus Churchyard, Glin on Tuesday 2nd of  November 2010. For many years Peggy led the rosary every evening at St Ita’s in Newcastle West.

DEATH has taken place of Eamon Dunlea of Ballylongford. Eamon is survived by his wife Eileen O Keeffe a native of Kilmorna, children Pauline, Eamonn, Majella, Kevin and Kay. Requiem Mass for Eamon Dunlea was celebrated in Ballylongford Church on Saturday 6th of November 2010. Eamon was laid to rest at Lislaughtin Churchyard.

DEATH: Sr. Dolores ( Bridie) O Donoghue of Tanavalla and Manchester died recently.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mick Lane, Nora Moloney, Margaret Deenihan, Mary Dillane, Fr Michael Slattery OMI, James Walsh, Mary Ahern, Catherine Brosnan, Mary Rose Carrig, Mary Kennelly, Mary Ellen Houlihan, Mai Quinlivan, Peg Reidy, Grace Mary Brosnan, Sr. Veronica O Neill, Sr. Mary Brendan O Connell, Billy Barry, Sr. Maria Kissane, Joe Scanlon, Ellen Hanrahan O Callaghan, Sr. Mary Tarrant, Billy Heffernan, Maureen White, Sr. Imelda O Connor,  Nora McMahon, Kitty O Connor, Mary Leahy, Michel Scanlon, Eileen Connell, Michael Lucid, Tom Stack, Tom Meehan,

Mass on Wed 10th at 7.30pm in Knockanure for the November Intentions; Mass on Thurs. 11th at 7.30pm in Knockanure for Michael Lane; Mass on Sat. 13th 7.30pm for Johnny Meade; Sunday 14th Mass in Knockanure at 10am for Jack Carmody.

NOVEMBER Intentions Mass in Knockanure at 7.30pm on Wed 10th.

COLLECTION: Diocesan Collection on 13th /14th November for Irish Church Commissions & Agencies.

READERS: Vigil John Corbett; 11.00am Jerry Duggan

Knockanure 14th November Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

YOUTH: The Diocese of Kerry is making preparations for a pilgrimage to World Youth Day, Madrid 2011. The diocese will be taking a group of young adults (18-35yrs) to Madrid from 15th to 22nd August 2011. please contact Ms. Bernie McCaffrey at the John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre. Further information is also available at

PREPARATIONS are about to begin for the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin in 2012, on Sunday last we got outline of the Four Stage preparation, The Gathering Rite, Autumn Winter 2010; Liturgy of the Word, Spring Summer 2011; Liturgy of the Eucharist, Autumn Winter 2011 and Mission, Spring 2012. It was recommended last Sunday to take a minute to say hello to a stranger or someone new or someone you haven’t met in a while.