Knockanure Notes – 8th August, 2010

SENIOR Citizens Committee Meeting on Tuesday August 10th at 8pm. Senior Citizens Summer Party at the Marian Hall on Sunday August 22nd. Come along and enjoy a 4 course Lunch at 1pm, followed by Entertainment, Dancing and Afternoon Tea. Book with Maureen 49365, Book with Ita 49569 or 087 7533027.

Active Retirement Day in Knockanure on Monday 9th August, 2010, please phone the office on 068 49799 between the hours of 9.30am to 1.30pm. Monday to Friday

IRISH NIGHT At Mairead’s, Moyvane, in aid of Shane Healy, on Saturday 14th August, spot prizes on the night.

VINTAGE Day in Knockanure 22nd of August.

CONCERT: An Evening with Tommy Fleming,  A Fundraising Concert was due to be  held in the Church of the Assumption Moyvane on Friday 9th July 2010, was held on Aug. 6th , a great crowd of an estimated 800 attended, all proceeds go towards the Pallottine Fathers Missions. Pallottines came to Ireland in 1909 and set up their Mother house in Thurles Co. Tipperary. Irish Pallottines are working in, Ireland, England, North and South America, East Africa, and Rome. Fr. Michael O’ Sullivan who is from Milltown is based in Arusha in Tanzania is a member of the order. There are several deceased Kerry Pallottine Priests.  Local man Sean Jones  joined the Pallottine’s in 2008 after graduating from Maynooth with a Degree in Theology and from September 2010 he will complete his B.A in Divinity.

Great credit to all the young people who helped to prepare, many hours of preparation was involved, it was easy for us to come on the night and go home. Necessary items and equipment was made available by several generous locals all adding their bit to make the night such a success. More next week.

GRAVEYARD Mass was celebrated in Ahavoher, Knockanure and Murhur last week and were attended by big crowds. At Ahavoher we got some heavy mist still both young and old held their places till the end of the ceremonies. A replica of the Knockanure Church altar  is now erected at Ahavoher graveyard, also some seating are in place just inside the entrance. The old wall dividing the old and new section in the graveyard is now gone. Old Knockanure has a lovely new Altar it blends in well with the surrounds and local stone was used and local workmen done the work. We are grateful to Fr Lucid and Fr O Callaghan who said the Mass in the cemeteries, the choirs who sang a wide selection of hymns, the sacristans and canopy erectors and many more who did their bit to make the events a night to remember and cherish. While sheltering from a shower at Ahavoher I was told that the first man to go into the new cemetery was Paddy Fitzgerald; the first funeral to Moyvane new church was Jim Moore, Glin Road, First to be married in Moyvane  new church was Patrick Keane, and Mary O Connor; first baptised in Moyvane new church was Tom O Connor. John Keane of Ahalahanna was first funeral from Lyons Funeral Home. More next week.

OLD Knockanure Church on the hill was taken over under the Act of Settlement of 1560 it belonged to the Augustinians Monastery of Ratoo it is 64 ft long and 21ft wide, walls are 4ft 6 inches thick. The Ecclesiastical taxation records early 1300’s  show that Knockanure was paying 20 shillings; Later Tithes of £78, 9s and 3pence were being paid. In 1434 Fr Scanlon was Vicar of Knockanure, before him was Fr. Cormac O Connor also a Kennelly was mentioned. Knockanure Church was granted to Sir James Fullerton in 1607. Anthony Stoughton of the Established Church was rector at Knockanure in 1615. Catholic priests recorded for the Parish include Bryan O Connor 1704, Hugh Sweeney 1717 he was born 1660 and ordained in France, Fr Dan Fferrahy came to replace Fr Godfrey Daly who had died c 1715. Mathew Ferris here in 1760, Batt O Connor 1774, Eugene Ahern 1797,  Knockanure became part of Listowel Parish in 1803 and Fr Michael O Sullivan was P.P. of Listowel and Murhur from 1810 to `29 and then we got our own Parish Priest Fr John Long at Emancipation, he was ordained in 1821 and died 1849. Note the Irish were known to plunder churches and monasteries especially in times of scarcity, the Four Masters tell us that there was great scarcity in 1077 and churches plundered, famine and church plundering also reported in 1228, several other instances are recorded. In 1136, O Briain plundered Ratass including house and church, in 1152 O Cuilein burned Ardfert to the determent of the O Connor’s

PAPERS:  Churchill’s papers are to be published electronically in libraries, more than one million pages of documents will be available.

 OLD Moore said in Aug. 2004, A bout of instability hits Wall Street , causing a domino effect worldwide, but prices should quickly recover after European Bank changing interest rates.

BEST Wishes to Kerryann Finucane who is competing in the Community Games at the Marist College in the under 14 cycle race. William O Connor of Duagh is also competing in the race.

CONGRATULATIONS to the following who were granted degrees; Tara Mulvihill who qualified as a National Teacher and Music Teacher; Lynsey Mulvihill who qualified as a Solicitor, both are from Keylod; Dr Robert Prendeville of Carrueragh recently received a Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture at UCD.

BEST Wishes to Martin Hickey of Listowel who celebrated his 65th birthday recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Josephine Moloney of Moyvane and Pat Rodgers of Galway who recently got married in Killarney.

BEST Wishes also to Grainne Twomey of Upper Athea and Conor Brouder of Temple Athea who got married at Athea Church on July 30th 2010.

GAA fan Sandra Clancy from Knockanure was named the 1,000,000th champion spectator at Croke Park recently, Sandra was introduced to the crowd at the half time interval and will receive match tickets, a night in Croke Park Hotel and attend eve of match celebrations. Best wishes to Athea Ladies Football team who recently won their 10th County Final. Camogie Reunion will be held at O Donnell’s Mounthawk on Friday Aug. 13th at 8pm, details from 087 7740 286.

KERRY v Mayo Ladies Football All Ireland Senior Championship Qualifier was held at Banger on Aug. 2nd, local girl Breda Lane scored a point and was prominent in helping Kerry win the match.

NEW MOON was on August 10th, most of the second cut silage is now in the pit. Apples are bit sour but edible, some blackcurrants will be ripe shortly, blackcurrants and other soft fruit are finished for his year. Roadside wild flowers are plentiful and carry a lovely scent. In this time of recession the government is surveying the Bat and frog population, they have already found that otters numbers declined by 18% in the last 25 years.

PLANTS for sale at Garden Centre in grounds of
Kerry Parents & Friends Day Centre, it is adjacent to Lidl on the Ballylongford Rd, and supports 60 people from the Listowel and North Kerry Area. Enquiries to 068-22977.

ICA in Moyvane are going on a trip to Killarney on August 25th, details from 068 49337. ICA has partnered with Eritrea Women’s Association to mark their centenary year, the ICA are helping to provide fuel efficient stoves and trees for Eritrea families.

IT: Tarbert Community IT Access Centre will be holding Computer Summer Camps for children aged between 5 and 14 years beginning on Monday August 9th , details from 068 36938.

BUS from Knockanure to Listowel every Tuesday morning, book with 1890 528 528; Bus from Listowel to Ballybunion every Thursday Departing at bus stop near Listowel Arms Hotel at 11am, returning at 4pm.

PILGRIMAGE: The Annual Clounmacon Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Thursday 19th August. A coach will leave Clounmacon Centre at 7.10am. Travel to Listowel via mail rd, leaving The Square at 7.45am, bookings to Bridie on 068 21773.

LOUGH Derg Pilgrimage from August 13th to 15th, details from 068 31232.

SEANCHAI: Presents Summer Entertainment at Listowel Castle, Thursday 19th Tales of Mystery & Magic with Eddie Lenihan (suitable for children from 8 yrs up); Thursday 26th Children’s Drama with Tegolin Tales, Show Starts at 11.30am each Thursday, admission is free.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 11th ,The love and Laughter Quartet; Fri. 13th The Best of Traditional with Doolin; Wed. 18th Baroque Delight Concert,   details from 068 22566.

SEISIUN at the Arms Hotel on Wed. nights at 9pm. Seisiun at the Devon Hotel is on Thursday night.

Watch out for a programme on Ciaran Mac Mathuna on Radio 1 at 10pm over the coming weeks .

SCHOOL: Back to school costs, call MABS Helpline at 1890 283 438 for advice leaflet.

PANTO in Listowel, for auditions contact 087 610 4224.

EVENTS: Ballylongford Oyster Festival runs from 13th to 15th Of Aug. Mayor of Kerry will be at the opening; Puck Fair is on the 10th, 11th and 12th of Aug.; Medjugorje Prayer Meeting on Monday 9th August at 8.10pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall Listowel, All are welcome;

 Billy Keane in Listowel, will have live theatre at his pub every Tuesday and Thursday during the summer months; Cross Road Dancing in Finuge every Friday night; Hot Rod Federation Championship will be held at Kilflynn on Aug. 15th starting at 12.30pm ; Carrauntoohil boxing exhibition is on Sat. Aug. 14th; Afternoon of Prayer will be held at Scartaglen Church on Aug. 15th at 2.45pm; DeafHear will have an outreach day at the Citizens Information Centre in Listowel on Friday 13th Aug. from 10am to 12.30pm; Listowel Livestock Weanling Show and sale is on Aug. 18th; Spraoi at Deenagh Lodge Killarney on Aug. 14th at 2pm; Swimming Lessons at Glin Pier from Aug. 16th to 21st at 10am; Killarney Races from Aug. 17th to 20th; Cycle Tour of Ireland from 19th to 23rd; Rose of Tralee 21st to 25th; Ballyhahill Church has been renovated, a special Church Blessing and celebration will be held  on August 22nd at 3pm; All Breeds Dog Show at Riocht Athletic Grounds on Sat. 21st of August, Killarney Dog Show Aug. 18th ; All Ireland Fleadh in Cavan town from Aug. 20th to 22nd; National Public Novena in honour of Our Lady of Knock takes place in Knock Shrine from August 14th to 22nd;  Climb Corran Tuathail   on Aug 28th for Milford Hospice. Volunteer wanted details from 087 9691415; Outing  on Tuesday, August 24th  to Glengarriff in West Cork, option to visit Garnish Island details from 068 31232; Kerryhead Triathlon is on Sat Aug. 28th; Thursday 19th August is World Humanitarian Day and Concern will be hosting an open day from midday at Cultivate on St Andrew St (off Dame St), Dublin 2; Heritage Week with 1,000 events takes place from 21st to 29th Aug. `10; Kilmallock Medieval Festival, Fri. 20th to Sun. 21st of August;

HORIZONS  on Radio Kerry, every Sunday morning at 9 o’clock; August 15th Fr. Peter McVerry: August 22nd Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy and on August 29th Fr. Dan Ahern, Finding Fiji .

ST PIO’S Mitt will at the Church of the Resurrection Killarney on Aug.16th at 7.30pm Mass.

POPE’S Prayer for August; General Intention The Unemployed and the Homeless. That those who are unemployed, homeless, or in any serious need may find welcome, understanding, and help in overcoming their difficulties. We are praying this month for people in serious need, but especially for the unemployed and the homeless.

 LOVE: We all need love, but we need it most when we deserve it least, when we have sinned against someone, when we have made poor choices, when we have failed. In these situations, ordinary love must become extra-ordinary love says Barbara Rosberg.

CHURCHYARD Mass at Kilnaughtin on August 13th . Finuge Cemetery Mass on Tuesday 10th August at 8.15pm.

ROSARY:  at the Mass Rock ‘Poll An Aifrinn’, Keelacloghane Wood, Miltown on Sunday, August 15th at 3.30pm.  The Rosary will be offered up for the beatification of Fr. Tadhg Moriarty, O.P. together with his contempories, the martyrs, Fr. Conor McCarthy, P.P. and Fr Dermot Francis O’Sullivan, O.F.M.  All welcome.

ANNIVERSARIES: Molly Mahony, William O Sullivan, Pat Shine, Madeline Mulvihill, Con Brosnan, Lilian de Courcy Dillon, Mick Finucane, Pat Carmody,  Eileen Cunningham, Sr. Hanora Moriarty, Mary Anne Keane, Kate Devane, Denis Sheahan, 17 lost their lives on the Shannon on August 15th 1893;

Mass on Tues 10th at 8.00pm for Maurice O’Connor; Mass on

Fri. 13th in Knockanure at  8.00pm for  Ellen & Laurence Collins; Mass on Sat. 14th at 8.00pm for Pat & John Collins and their Parents;

Adoration: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm;Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.

READERS: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill; 11.00am Ciara Healy &Amanda Coulson; Knockanure 15th August Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

Moyvane Development Association

A committee meeting will be held on Tuesday 10th August @ 9pm in the Marian Hall.

COLLECTION for Kerry Emigrant Association on next weekend.  40 of the world’s wealthiest people said last week that they would give away more than half of their money before they died.