Knockanure Notes – 8th April, 2012

HOPE all our readers and visitors had a satisfying and pleasant  Easter.

READING: Local woman Mairéad Sharry O Connor is  reading her books at Brenda Woulfe’s Bookshop in Listowel on Saturday morning 14th April at 11am for children.  Books include Ronan a children’s guide to the Aran Isles and Sive and the Story of the Aran Sweater.

WRITERS: Closing date for The Dan Keane Memorial Primary Schools Poetry Competition is 27th April 2012, details from 068 21074.

NIGHT:A Fundraising Irish Night will take place in Mairéad’s Bar on Friday 13th April at 9.30pm in aid of Senior Citizens fund.   Anyone wishing to make a donation or give a spot prize would be very much appreciated.

THANKS: Knockanure Community Centre
Thanks to everyone who supported us in such great numbers at our recent Sponsored Walk and Fun Day at Knockanure Community Centre.  A big thank you for all those who subscribed so generously and everybody who helped out at our successful Easter Party.  Any outstanding Sponsorship cards can be returned to the centre.  Thank you Committee of Knockanure Community Centre.

ROME: The Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Committee invite you to join them on a Guided trip to Rome , depart Cork Airport on October 8th – returning October 12th.  Details from 064 6637928.

EVENTS: A  course on Nutritional Therapy takes place each Tuesday in An Glorach, Abbeyfeale from 10.30-11.30am. Contact Mary on 087 9832883 or 068 32444; Spirituality and Dementia was subject of talk by Sr. O Keeffe at Listowel Family Resource Centre on April 10th at 7.30pm;  Micheál & Shane Ambrose, Dirreen, Athea, are taking part in the 6k Limerick Marathon on May 1st. They will be looking for sponsorship and all proceeds will go towards paying for the new Astro-turf pitch at Athea National School; Listowel Emmets Ladies Social at the Arms Hotel on14th April at 8pm; Ceili in Tournafulla on Friday 13th April at 9.30pm; 12 finalists chosen nationally, will be feature in a Gala Fashion Show in Ballygarry House on April 12th;  If you like to find out more about the Irish Gathering in 2013, visit Get involved with the government in preparations for The Irish Gathering in 2013; Ned Kelly will be the focus of the next Kelly clan gathering in Dundrum, Co Tipperary, at the May 17th- 19th at the gathering will be Australian Aidan Kelly, the clan’s chief recorder on genetic genealogy; Limerick/ Kerry Cycle will begin at Athea on April 29th; Heritage meeting at Seanchai on 21st April from 9.30am to 1.30pm, book before Fri. April 13th at 085 2265 040; Rally of the Lakes will be held on 5th and 6th May;

CAR boot sale in aid of WL102fm Community Radio will be held on Sunday, April 15 at the Community Centre, Newcastlewest from 8-2pm.  Gates open at 7.30am.  Further information from 087 6866450.

NKRO are holding a traditional night at the Saddle Bar on 14th April at 9.30pm.

KNOCK:  on Sunday, April 15th (Mercy Sunday) leaving Tralee (Bus Station) at 7.30am.  Contact 066 7180123.

XLChallenge 2012 will take place on the weekend of April 27th-29th 2012. Participants will climb Ireland’s four highest mountains in just 3 days.

ST JOHN’S: Dublin City Ramblers Thursday 12th; Friday 13th Oliver Twist by students of Easter Drama Camp; Wed. 18th and Thurs. 19th The Pimple Goes to Town, more details from 068 22566. Exhibition of paintings of Cathriona Moran opens on Sat. 14th at 8pm.

STROKE WEEK:  will take place from April 16th – 20th.  Kerrye Stroke Support Group is holding an Information Evening on Wednesday, April 18th at 7.30pm in Meadowlands Hotel where Dr John Mc Manus Consultant in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine Kerry General Hospital will give a presentation on “Stroke –What is it and how can I avoid one?”  All welcome and admission free

LIVING LINKS is holding a special get-together for all those touched by suicide at the Salesian Church, Milford, Castletroy on Sunday 22nd April at 3pm.

A Seminar will be held at The Devon Inn on Monday, April 23 at 7.30pm under the Chairmanship of Bernie Carroll Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention with the HSE.

STUDY: Tim Bingham ,BA MBACP, 0863893530 has been commissioned by the Mid West Regional Drugs task Force to undertake a study in relation to family experiences of home or self detoxification from alcohol and/or drugs.

ROBOT Milking machine demonstration will be held at the farm of William Keane of Lixnaw on Wed. 11th at 1.30pm. Ireland may have to pay a Superlevy bill this year of E16 million, we are being encouraged to produce and our rulers trample our efforts.

SIAMSA : The Prince and the Showgirl will be screened  on Thursday, April 5 at 2pm for the active retired.

BEST Wishes to Paddy O Connor of Islandanny who was born on 14th April 1912.

BEST Wishes also to Sr. Mercedes Meade of Kilmorna who was born on Easter Sunday 95 years ago.

CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane/ Knockanure U15 badminton, Community Games team who will represent Kerry at the final in Athlone in May.

WELL done to our local School who came 6th in the 20th Annual Credit Union All Ireland Schools Quiz at the RDS in Dublin on April 1st 2012, 400 primary school children from all across the country competed for the national title. The annual event, now in its 20th year, attracting over 25,000 participants in over 300 venues throughout the 32 counties.

HORSE Fair in Listowel on Thursday last was a great day out for locals, but demand for ponies was  poor. Several of the usual old timers were missing, hope with milder weather they will be back again later in the year.

MAGAZINE: Ballyhahill Newsletter is now available.

SHREDDING machine was outside the local Garda Station recently. It is a shame that the history section of the library was not on hand to vet destruction of possible historic data. Old roll books, photographs and artefacts should be considered heritage items and have preservation orders on them.

BIRD boxes made in Arbour Hill prison as part of a training programme which aims to make a positive contribution to local communities, details from Suzanne on 069 79114 or email [email protected]

BISHOP Francis Moylan was born in Douglas, Cork on September 17th, 1735, the son of a merchant.  Francis was educated in Paris and later studied theology at Toulouse University. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1761. He was a curate in Paris, returned to Ireland,  he was appointed Bishop of Kerry by Pope Pius VI on 10th April 1775 and in 1786 he was transferred to the Cork Diocese. His brother Stephen Moylan was born in Cork in 1737, and went to Philadelphia in 1768. He had a letter of introduction from John Dickinson describing him as a “fervent Patriot.”  When he reported to General George Washington at Cambridge, MA in August, 1775. Another brother Myles Moylan born  1838 died in 1909. Captain Myles Moylan fought with Custer at the battle of Little Bighorn and survived. Bishop Moylan was a great supporter of Catholic rights and was against revolution, he believed that if Catholics continued to be loyal citizens they would expect to receive further easing of the Penal laws. He was a great supporter of education and found Lucy Curtayne of Killarney the first Kerry postulant for the Presentation Order, she came back to Kerry professed in 1793.

EASTER: Palm Sunday ceremonies in Knockanure Church attracted a full church, the local children with help of parents, teachers and Margaret put on a lovely pageant illustrating the long Gospel, a lot of work was put into it and thanks to all who participated. Holy Thursday, we had the washing of the feet, blessing of Eucharistic Ministers and the stripping of altar and tabernacle. Good Friday Ceremonies and the Vigil and Easter Sunday attracted both locals and visitors, thanks  the Fr Lucid, Fr O Callaghan, Fr McMahon, Sacristan, Choir, children, parents and all who put so much effort into making ceremonies dignified and meaningful.  Dawn Mass in Duagh attracted a big crowd on a mild misty morning, after mass we were entertained with music, food and tea. Piper Andrew Kelligan also played.  See youtube for snippet of event.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm

Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. 40  hour Listowel Adoration will begin on Friday, 27th April, with Mass and will end with the 11.00am Mass on Sunday, April 29th.  

THOUGHT: Luke’s account of Jesus’ sermon  (6:36-38). He says, “Be merciful, just as your father is merciful.”

 “I didn’t go to Christianity to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity”  C. S. Lewis.

MEDJUGORJE Pilgrimage on May 30th.  Spiritual Director, Fr Francis Nolan, details from 066 7127143

DIVINE Mercy Devotions in Listowel On Sunday, April 15th  from 3pm. to 4pm. It will include prayers, benediction and confessions. The new Divine Mercy shrine will also be blessed in Listowel. Divine Mercy Sunday April 15th. Devotions in Tarbert Church at 3pm. Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated in The Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on Sunday, April 15th at 3 pm, Mass, Confessions and a Healing Service.

GRAVEYARD: The St. Michael’s graveyard committee is calling for volunteers to assist the members in the upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery. Duagh Cemetery grass cutting is on 12th April. Grass is cut in Old Knockanure Churchyard and it looks clean and tidy, thanks to all involved.

DEATH: Hannah O’Donoghue (nee Brosnan), (Knocknasna and Kilmorna,  died aged 91 years on  April 5th. 2012, she was predeceased by her husband John and siblings Jerry, Mick, Jim and Sheila. Hannah is survived by sons John and Matt, daughters Kathleen, Mary-Ann and Imelda, brother Mossie, sister Peggy, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren,. Funeral Mass on Easter Sunday in Abbeyfeale Church, Hannah O Donoghue was laid to rest afterwards in Reilig Íde Naofa Abbeyfeale.

ANNIVERSARIES: Maud Brennan, Tom Fitzmaurice, Fr James Galvin, Nora Danaher, Timothy Buckley, Nora Brosnan, Mary Joy, Peg Kennelly; Gabriel Kennelly, Kit Bartishel, Ellen Dell, Teddy Conway, Fr Tom Moore, Sgt Maurice Walsh, Michael Lyons, Mick Stack, Kate Flaherty, Bishop William Walsh, Tom F Culhane, Art O Beolain, Sr. Virgilius Flavin, Sr. M Paul Bunce, Jerry O Driscoll, Peter Carmody, Brendan Carr, Teresa Dunne, Mass on Mon. 9th April in Knockanure at 11am Months Mind for Bridie Flavin; Mass on Tues. 10th at 7.30pm for Dan & Margaret Keane, Knockanure; Mass on Wed. 11th at 7.30pm  for Nora Brosnan & the deceased members of the Joy Family; Mass on Thurs. 12th Knockanure at 7.30pm for Paddy & Catherine Hanrahan: Mass on Fri. 13th at 7.30pm for Ger Mulvihill; Mass on Sat. 14th at 7.30pm for Sean, Aggie & Anthony Aherne; Mass on Sun. 15th at 10.00am For the People of the Parish and the
11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Joanie O’Connor, late of Glin Road.

READERS: Vigil, Michelle Corridan & Joan Stack; 11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure Sunday 15th April Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.

CONFIRMATION in Moyvane April 19th.