Knockanure Notes – 7th September, 2008

Knockanure Community Centre Active Retirement day which was held at the centre on September 1st `08 was like being in Lisdoonvarna, eating, dancing and having fun to their hearts content in the middle of the day.
CLASSES: Style Coaching/Fashion Design Classes will commence at Knockanure Community Centre on Thursday evening 25th September from 7.30pm to 9.30pm for 4 weeks. All are welcome. If interested please contact Patricia at the Community Centre on 068 49799, Mobile No. 086 8392787. KDYS Listowel are holding a Junior Cert results disco at the Kclub, Listowel on Wednesday 10th September 2008 between 8.30pm and 11.00pm Entry is =E2=82=AC5 and open to all Secondary School students, contact KDYS Listowel on 068 – 23744.
DOWNPATRICK: The Listowel Downpatrick Twinning Committee will host a meeting in the Seanchai Centre, Listowel on Wed. 10th September at 7pm. The meeting is open to all groups and individuals who would like to get involved in the twinning programme & to travel to Downpatrick, Co.Down, for more information tel. 068 22212.
I.T. Access, Tarbert will be commencing Computer Courses shortly in Basic, Intermediate, ECDL and Sage. We also offer one-one tuition in all modules. All office services are available in the centre, i.e. , Typing, Faxing, Photocopy etc. We also carry out repairs to computers either in your own home or in our offices. For more information, please call into our Centre or phone or Fax us on 068 36938,
WELCOME back to our Lourdes Pilgrims, we are all hoping you thought of us while at the Grotto; Pope will visit Paris on Friday 12th Sept and then fly to Lourdes to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the apparitions.
NEW Pupils at Knockanure N.S. include J. J. O Sullivan, Paddy McElligott, Patrick Brosnan, Emmet McAuliffe, Thomas Gould, Darragh Reidy, Rachel Greaney and Katie Keane, hope they will grow in strength and knowledge and continue to contribute to society. Knockanure Church have a fine group of altar servers at present. It is expected that the Church repairs will be completed by Sept. 20th `08.
Congratulations to Maria Kennelly a pupil of Knockanure school who got player of the week at the GAA Cull Camp which was held near the end of the school holidays in Tarbert.
WATER Aerobatics Classes in Ballybunion for 6 weeks, details from Jill McCarthy at 068 49489.
FOOD: The price of food is on many commentators lips but we are told that for every euro spent on food in the home we spend E1.73 on alcohol and cigarettes. Chicken processors are disappearing one by one, the Supermarkets are said to charge E2.50 for selling a bird which only takes days, while the farmer who rears the bird only gets a pittance for his work and skill.
RACING in Listowel begins on the 14th, the bad weather is of the greatest concern to farmers and tourists at this time, but if the sun comes out most locals will spend a day or two at the Races, accommodation, details from 068 23036. Before the races came to Listowel they were held in Newtownsandes in 1857.
PILGRIMAGE to Medjugorje from Kerry is on October 3rd, details from 066 719 4821. Visionary Jakov Colo will be in Ireland from 15th to 20th of September he will visit Kilkenny Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th Knock, Thursday 18th ,Enniskillen, Friday 19th Ballymany, details from 01 289 7157; Medjugorje Prayer Group meet on Wed. 10th @ 8pm in the Abbeyfeale Parish Office.
Pilgrimage in the footsteps of St. Paul from Antioch =E2=80=93 Attaleia (Turkey) will take place from Sunday, May 24th =E2=80=93 Tuesday, June 2nd 2009 led by Bishop Bill Murphy. Applications close on Monday, September 15th more information from Fr Bill Radley 064 54008 or 087 283 6901.
ARDFERT Retreat Centre Biodiversity as Revelation session with John Feehan will take place on Saturday, September 20th from 10am =E2=80=93 5pm. Booking 066 7134276.
LECTURE on=E2=80=99 God, the Multiverse, and Everything=E2=80=99 will take place at Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, Co Limerick on Saturday, September 13th at 3.30pm. This event is part of a series of lectures and colloquia under the auspices of Sophia Europa Project, more information from e-mail [email protected]
HEALING One day workshop with Fr. Jim Cogley Psychotherapist and Wood Turner on Healing the past, Living the present, facing the future, takes place on
Wed. Sept 24th from 10am to 4.30pm in Desmond Complex, Newcastlewest, Tel. Catherine Ambrose 064/77562.
FULL Moon is on September 15th , seldom have we got so much persistent wet weather, Wexford had the highest daily rainfall in June since 1958, Cork Airport have had the highest rainfall in July since 1975, cows are housed on and off for many weeks. Grass is rotting in the fields because of excess water. Edible blackberries are very scarce so far, but apples appear to be thriving. Now that the evenings are dark it is time to put on a high visibility jacket when walking or cycling.
STARS: Kerry Astronomy Club meeting took place on Tuesday 9th September in the IT Tralee. Room T118 at 7.30pm.
IMMUNISATION Programme for young children has been improved, details from local GP. Kerry is said to have the highest incidence of heart disease in Western Europe, it is only to be expected, as all our young healthy people have to leave the County to find work. World heart Day October 5th.
MIGRAINE seminar will be held on Sunday, September 14th in Fels Point Hotel at 3pm. Talks by experts =E2=80=93 a consultant neurologist, a specialist migraine nurse and a complementary therapist, phone 1850 200 378.
ALL Presidential candidates in the American election have Irish Heritage. Alaska=E2=80=99s Governor Sarah Palins mother was Sarah Sheeran , her ancestor Michael Sheeran came from Ireland c 1840, his son also Michael married Mary Ellen Burke so there is Irish, English and German ancestry in Sarah Palin. With all the talk about Alaska we remember several from our locality who were out there including Connor, Galvin and Collins to name a few.
MARRIAGE took place recently of Mari O Connor and Mike Kissane at St Mary=E2=80=99s Church Tarbert, Fr Francis Nolan officiated, Best man was P. J. Kissane, groomsmen were Gene O Neill, Eamon Stack and Pat Savage, Bridesmaids Edel O Connor, Elizabeth Donoghue, Linda Moloney and Rita Egan. Flower girls were Sarah Ryan and Isabel Murphy. The bride is daughter of Donal O Connor of Tarbert Island and the late Brid Stack who was a native of Knockanure. The groom is son of Richard and Mary Kissane of Clountubrid.
PLOUGHING Match begins in Kilkenny on Sept. 23rd.
EVENTS: Daisy Days runs from Sept. 11th to 13th , details from 066 7194 713; Hospice Coffee Morning is on Sept. 18th; Walk at 4pm will be held in Abbeyfeale on Sunday Sept 21st in aid of the Fr Tim Galvin Fund; Bus from Listowel to Ballybunion every Tuesday, book with 1890 528 528; The First Aid class will begin on Wednesday night September 17 in St. Ita=E2=80=99s Hall Abbeyfeale; Caring for Carers information day will be held at the Desmond Complex on September 13th from 10am to 2pm, details from 061 393 115; Options for Adults exhibition will be held at the Brandon Hotel on Wednesday September 10th from noon, details from 066 7121; Cork Mini Marathon is on Sept 28th; Latin Mass will be celebrated at the Dominican Church in Tralee on Sunday Sept. 14th at 1.30pm; Kerry County Council Arts, Heritage and Archaeologist officers will be available to the public at Listowel Council Office on 17th Sept, from 10am to noon, details from 066 7183 815; St Ita=E2=80=99s Day Care Art Classes in Abbeyfeale with
Liam Browne at St Ita=E2=80=99s Day Care Centre on Monday mornings form 10.30 =E2=80=9312noon, details 068/51850; Agricultural Science Association Conference takes place at the Radisson Hotel Galway on Friday Sept. 12th, details from [email protected] ; Wood Energy Conference will be held at Westport Woods Hotel on Sept 10th, details from 023 42193; St Pio Pilgrimage to Knock is on September 21st , it is forty years since St Pio died; Vigil to mark suicide prevention week will be held in Galway on Sept 18th from 8pm to 9pm, details of transport from 068 42291; Ceili will be held at Tournafulla on Friday 12th of Sept starting at 10pm; Saturday 13th Ceili in aid of the Chernobyl Fund will be held at the Devon Hotel, Monthly Ceili in Abbeyfeale Sunday Sept 14th; O Shaughnessy Clan are to meet in the Lanterns and have various excursions from 11th to 14th of September; Sept. 21st is International Day of Peace ; 22nd of Sept. Car Free Day; 26th Sept. National Volunteer Day; Positive Ageing Week begins September 26th ;
ST JOHN=E2=80=99S: Friday 12th, Nobody Loves a fairy when Shes Forty; Tuesday 16th at 7pm The Legend of Lowry Lynch , a puppet show and on Tuesday 23rd The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, a French film; Exhibition All about Horses continues till end of Sept., details from 068 22566.
SIAMSA: For Sept. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday San am Fado; Every Thursday and Saturday Tearmann, details from 066 7123 055.
BEST Wishes to Mary Fagan who is the new Director of Communications for the Diocese of Kerry.
eFLOW information was sent to every house last week, for people who dumped the leaflet they can get details from 1890 50 10 50.
WOOD Exhibition is now on view at Tralee Library, samples of wood new and old are available to see and touch, someone trying to promote the Irish Language as part of the exhibition tends to distract from the purpose of the show. View some of the exhibits at =E2=80=9Clocal doors=E2=80=9D at
TIRED of watching the same commentators with their predictable spin on the US presidential Election try this link apart from the advertising it is a change
BUDGET is being rushed to help halt the tide of downward trends, I notice that Dubai can boast that another multinational is to set up in their Airport Free Zone, now that most industries in the West of our Country are gone, could a free zone of some sort help us.
HURRICANE Gustav did not do what the media predicted, but who are reminding us that 3 million had to leave their homes in India due to flooding.
TOASTMASTERS meet on the first and third Wednesday nights of the month at The Desmond Complex, from 8.30pm to 10.30pm, details from 087 2343227.
BOOK: The Kerry Chain , The Limerick Link by Carol McCuaig is available at Tralee Library, many families from the Parish and district are mentioned in the book, anyone who reads the Ballyguiltenane Journal will be familiar with Carol=E2=80=99s work.
CONVERT: I went to hear Mr. Moody with no other idea than to have something to laugh at. I knew he was no scholar, and I felt sure I could find many flaws in his argument. But I found I could not get at the man. He stood there hiding behind the Bible and just fired one Bible text after another at me till they went home to my heart straight as bullets from a rifle. I tell you, Moody’s power is in the way he has his Bible at the tip of his tongue;
Atheism: My own limited experience indicates that atheism — especially in its more passionate strain — always has its causes. All the convinced atheists I know do not merely disbelieve in God; they hate Him. He becomes for them an object not of simple indifference, but of the most visceral animosity . . . [which is] always motivated by one of two things: a deep injustice suffered, for which they blame God and cannot forgive Him; or a deep injustice they have committed, for which they cannot forgive themselves, Fr. Thomas Williams
KERRYMAN of September 5th 1908 snippets; Locals who were successful in the entrance examination scholarship for St Brendan=E2=80=99s Seminary in Killarney include; First Timothy Buckley of Tarmons N.S., three from Duagh N.S. got scholarships, P McMahon, John Lyons and Mortimer Daly; Hints around the home on how to sweep an invalids room and how water made healthy skin; John Hannon had monumental business, funeral undertaking and building supplies; Listowel Board of Guardians meeting dealt with Dr Dillon going on leave, his proposed substitute was Dr O Connor, it was mentioned that while Dr Dillon was on sick leave he attended private patients. Dr J Costelloe of Ballybunion applied for his annual leave and recommended Dr Pierse to take his place, but the Guardians gave the job to Dr O Connor. Job of Wardmastership for the Idiots with a salary of =C2£12 was applied for by three men but one of the Guardians tried to add Jerry Mulvihill to the list. Outbreak of enteritis fever in Tarbert the water supply there was unsatisfactory. The Guardians were dragging their feet in operating the Dairies, Cowsheds and Milkshops order 1908, it appears that the government introduced the order under pressure from Mr Redmond and the Irish Party to help combat consumption. The Guardians were to visit Ennismore to see the construction of cottages with concrete blocks, concrete block house could be run up in three weeks to a month while the stone building would take 8 to 18 months to build, there was also a saving of over =C2£30 in the block built houses; Former estate agents were complaining that only four of them got work in the Land Commission and Congested Districts Bord, under the sale of estates under the Land Act 1903, the clerks were paid by the landlord and received substantial compensation, clerks paid by agents received one sixth of the negotiated fee. Feast of the Exhaultation of the Holy Cross is on Sept. 14th and feast of Our Lady of Sorrows is on the following day the 15th.
DEATH took place on August 31st `08 of Mai Scanlon nee Mulvihill of Glin Road, Moyvane. May was predeceased by her husband Michael Scanlon and is survived by her sons Patrick, Michael, Tom and Con, her brother Con in England. Requiem Mass for Mai was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Tuesday Sept. 2nd by Fr Lucid, Ann Cunningham played the organ and Sean Ahern sang the hymns. Following Mass Mai Scanlon was laid to rest beside her husband Michael at Ahavoher Graveyard, surrounded by her family, relations and friends. Mai was born at Glennalappa about 90 years ago to Pat Mulvihill and Nora Sheehy and was predeceased by her brothers Jer who died in April `08, Mike, Jim, Martin and Pat.
Death has taken place of Bill Hudson of 400 N. Flagler Drive, Apartment 2105, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401. Bill was well known to his Irish cousins as he spent nearly 50 years researching his family history. He donated years of his work to Listowel and Tralee Library, the original manuscript of his work is in the National Library. We owe a great debt of gratitude to Bill for his work which will be there for all of us and future generations.
POLISH Mass takes place in Abbeyfeale on Tuesday 9th at 8pm.
ANNIVERSARIES: Catherine Lynch, Sr Berchmans Kennelly, Tony O Callaghan, Jerry Galvin, Annie McAuliffe, Ned Buckley, Mary Kissane, Padruig Dunne, Patrick Brosnan, Jackie Enright, Michael Mulvihill, Mick Connell, Mary Shanahan Kennelly, Mass on Tues. 9th 8.00pm for Ned & Mary Ellen Stack & the deceased members of the Stack Family & Ned Scanlon; Mass on Thurs. 11th 8.00pm for Maurice Windle, Manchester and late of Leitrim East who died last November; Mass on Sat. 13th 8.00pm for Jackie Enright and 11am Mass in Moyvane is for Danny Walsh.
STATION: If you would like to have a Station Mass in your home, please contact the Presbytery.
READERS: Vigil Linda Kennelly & Catriona Collins; 11.00am Jerry Duggan & Margaret Flaherty; Knockanure 10.00am Kathy Kennelly & Mary Fitzgerald.
Grandparents Day at Knock is on Sept. 14th, details from 098 50290. Medjugorje Prayer Meeting at St Patrick=E2=80=99s Hall on Monday Sept. 8th at 8.10pm. Pattern Day in Ballyheigue on Monday Sept. 8th.