Knockanure Notes – 8th February, 2009

CHIROPODIST will attend the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Saturday February 14th at 2.45, for appointment call Eileen Quinn at 068 49472.

“Active Retirement Day” was due to take place in the Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 9th February

THOMAS Moore Exhibition is now open at the Library in Tralee.

RADIO Training Course organised by Radio Kerry is about to begin, details from 066 719 1217.

YOUTHREACH: Listowel Youthreach are now recruiting for students aged 15-20, Phone 068 23744.

SPEAKER: We had the privilege on Sunday last Feb. 8th of hearing a Ugandan Sister from the Sisters of St. Peter Claver give us a talk on the missions, Sister was so thankful to the Irish missionaries who brought education to her, sister can be contacted at 01 4909 360.

GAMES: Special Olympics games will be held at Tarbert Comprehensive School Hall on St Valentines Day Feb. 14th starting at 11am, competitors from all over Kerry will compete, and among the local competitors are Tom Windle, Johnny Kissane, Johnny Mulvihill, and Edward Twomey. The event is organized by the local Kerry Eagles Club.

ADDICTION: An Information meeting on Drugs/Alcohol will be held at 7.30pm in Fr O’Shea’s house in Abbeyfeale on Wed. 11th Feb. John Taaffe will attend, he is co-ordinator of the Irish Bishop Drugs initiatives.

GAMES: Moyvane / Knockanure Community Game art competition for boys and girls U. 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 was due to be held in the Marian Hall last Sunday from 2 – 3.30. COOKERY: The Frank Moynihan Cookery Demonstration Course will commence on Thursday 26th February and will continue for six consecutive Thursday nights from 8pm to 10.00pm each evening. Please telephone 068 36105 for further details.

OPEN Night: St. Michael’s College are holding an Open/Enrolment night on Wednesday 11th February from 7.30pm – 9.00pm. On the night you will meet staff and students to view the excellent modern facilities available. To celebrate 130 years of teaching and learning. Dr. Henry Lyons Chairman of the Board of Management will launch a new scholarship scheme for incoming first years and will launch a new dedicated web site for St. Michael’s.1st year assessment will take place on Saturday 28th February 2009. All are welcome to attend St. Michael’s College from 7.20pm – 9.00pm. St Michael’s is proud of its past and is prepared for its future.

NEW Mallow College of Further Education, Annabella, Mallow will be holding an open evening from 5.30 to 8.00pm on Thursday 12th February. The open evening offers members of the public an opportunity to visit the College, tour its facilities, meet the tutors and see the range of full-time day courses available from September 2009.

KDYS: What’s available at the Centre: Internet Access, Bebo, Pool, Driving Theory Test Practice, Playstation, Board Games and lots more. (Open to all teenagers). Also various courses are running at the moment, for more information ring 068 23744.

HEARING: Deaf Hear. ie A 10 week Hearing Help and Lip reading programme will start in Listowel at the Family Resource Centre, Upper Church St. on Thursday 19th Feb from 11am to 1pm, all are welcome, phone Marion on 064 6620052.

VALENTINE’S Day will bring joy to some, sweet memories to others and sadness to a few.

ST JOHN’S: Wednesday 11th Muriel Anderson who plays everything from folk to bluegrass; Thursday 12th The Best of Traditional with Sullane Sessions; Friday 13th a tribute to Johnny Cash with Terry Lee Coffee and his band; Sive 50th anniversary production will open on Feb. 16th and continue till Sat. 21st. Elayne O Connor of Meenahorna will exhibit her paintings during February at St John’s. Kerry Radio are putting on a special show to Mark Sive 50 years ago, the surviving actors to be interviewed on the programme are Margaret Dillon, Nora Relihan, Brian Brennan and John Cahill.

JOBS: News reports that a builder in New Zealand was prevented from providing a shower for his workers because of some building regulation. Our National Employment Rights Authority has given guidelines to employers to have records available for a worker under 12 different headings, think of all the odd jobs that are left undone because of rules.

BONUS: Ordinary people are offended at the way top people get a bonus for helping us to get in the present mess, if the government is sincere, they will surcharge all bonus payments.

COMPUTER: $10 Laptop was recently unveiled in India it has 2GB of Ram. Facebook celebrates its fifth birthday this week, it was started by a Harvard student as a fun site and now has 150 million users.

RETREAT: The Annual Parish Retreat will take place at the Ardfert Retreat Centre on Sunday February 15th. For further details and booking, please contact Nodie Brosnan (49352), Julia Stack (49401), or Bridie Shine (49103).

LOTTO Knockanure GAA Lotto Draw for 6th Feb. numbers drawn were 2-5-9-26 no Winner of Jackpot of E2,300. Lucky Dipa went to the following: Dublin Joe, c/o Kevins; Kirsty Enright, Keylod; Sean Murray, Limerick; Josephine Broderick, Gortdromagouna; James Collins, Purt; John Patrick Kennedy, Abbeyfeale; Bar Prize Liam Sexton; Next Weeks Jackpot is E2,400
All GAA Membership to be paid by 31st March. Membership is E20. Members only will be considered for Match Tickets.
At The recent A.G.M. of the Knockanure GAA club a vote of sympathy was passed to all families in the parish who suffered bereavement during the year.

CAMOGIE Club at Emmets Listowel welcomes new members, a meeting will be held at Emmets Clubhouse on Monday Feb. 16th at 7.30pm, if interested come along.

THOUGHT: Nothing hinders in what we are doing as to be longing after something else, St Francis de Sales; The chronic mood of looking longingly at what we have not or thankfully at what we have realises two different types of character, Lucy C. Smith; For him that overcometh is manna given and for the indolent there remaineth much misery, Thomas A Kempis.

EVENTS: Samaritans will have an information evening at their Moyderwell Office in Tralee on Wednesday Feb. 11th at 8pm; On the 2nd Wednesday of each month The Miscarriage Association will meet at Duagh Family Resource Centre at 7.30pm; Ireland v Georgia Wed. 11th; Carlow v Kerry in Hurling on Feb. 14th; Tyrone v Kerry in football on Feb. 15th also on the 15th Italy v Ireland in the Six Nations; Special Olympics continue at Idaho till Feb. 13th; Phil Coulter will present his show at Abbeyfeale Church on Feb. 13th; Afternoon of Prayer will be held at Scartaglen Church on Sunday Feb. 15th starting at 2.45pm; Engineered, a week of wonder runs from 9th to 13th of Feb. details on ; All Ireland Dance Championship at INEC continues till 15th of Feb.; The 33rd Annual Clounmacon Social will be held on Feb.14th ; The Gathering Festival runs at the INEC from 18th to 22nd of Feb.; MEP Kathy Sinnott will attend disability conference and information stands at the Riocht AC clubhouse on Feb. 22nd, more information from 021 2429 788; Valentines Ball in aid of cancer care will be held at the Woodlands Hotel Adare on Friday 13th; North Kerry Finals of the Senior Scor will be held at Asdee on Saturday night Feb. 21st; Rehabilitation Classes for people recovering from heart attack or stroke will be held at Listowel Community Centre , details from 068 22244; Farmers Market is held in Listowel and Abbeyfeale every Friday morning; Active Retirement Group in Listowel has resumed their meetings in St. Patrick’s Hall every Tuesday between 2.30 and 4.30pm; Active Retirement Group in Abbeyfeale next meeting of the full group is on Wednesday 11th February from 3pm to 5pm at St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale. New members are welcome; you may attend up to 3 meetings before deciding to join the club.

Lecture on practitioners of cures and medicines will be given at Listowel Library on Thursday 26th of Feb. by John O Flaherty at 8pm; Macra had a table quiz at the Mermaids on Friday last Feb. 6th; Wednesday 11th of Feb. at 7.30pm a meeting will be held at Seanchai in connection with Downpatrick twinning, all are welcome, more information from 068 22212; Medjugorje Prayer Meeting was due to be held at St Patrick’s Hall on Monday night 9th of Feb. Listowel Family Resource Centre have various activities, including Alzheimer’s Carers and Women’s Group activities and they have parenting information every Wednesday morning from 9.15am, more information from 068 235 84.

FIRST Aid course run by the Irish Red Cross will be held in Athea during February and March. Open to all members of the public. The course will cover bleeding control, fracture management, sports injuries, CPR, burns, poisons and more. contact before Wednesday the 11th February 087 2589872.
FIRST Aid for Community Groups is being organised in Abbeyfeale on Tues 17th/Wed 18th Feb. more information from 068/32444.

MATER Heart Badge appeal runs to Feb. 14th , details from 068 21529.

LECTURE: Profound effects of your thinking style talk was due to be given at IT Tralee on Tuesday 10th Feb. at 6pm, details from 066 7144 123; Another lecture on peat landslides will be given at Solas Building IT Tralee on March 3rd at 6.30pm, more information from 066 712 3030, watch lectures at

2008 WINNERS of the K’NEXperience was St Clare’s National School Kenmare, 230 primary schools with 300 projects took part in the competition.

ARTIC Ice : by October `08 Arctic ice had covered 29 percent more area than it did the year before and by the end of this winter the ice sheet will be as big as 1979. Earth has been cooling since 2003 and some say since 1998. Yet we are spending millions on preventing global warming, while millions of people suffer from want.

CLOTHES Collection for orphanage in Kenya will be taken up near Moyvane Church on Wednesday Feb. 11th. Other local Towns and Villages will also have collections on the 11th of Feb.

WRITERS’ Week closing date for Literary Competitions is Friday 27th of Feb., details from . People who want to provide accommodation for Writers Week can contact 068 23294.

50th Anniversary of one of the most famous women in the world, Barbie occurs around now; Buddy Holly died 50 years ago and Shannon Development is 50 this year.

BEST Wishes to the new chairman of the IFA James McCarthy, it is estimated that 1,500 farmers in Kerry are waiting for grants, because of slow payment by the government.

HARD Times: E8 million was spent in buying the Great Blaskets and the Council bought a floodplain in Listowel for an unknown sum. The HSE CEO was paid E360, 000, CEO of An Post got over E400.000 and the top ESB man got E535,000 last year and no one knows what extra goes with the job. The Top Bank men got millions of Euro who will claw back payment for reckless trading from them. This is only the tip of the iceberg.

LEGAL Advice: Tarbert Bereavement Support Group invites everyone to an open meeting in Tarbert Community Centre on tomorrow evening Thursday February 12th 2009 at 8:30pm. Maurice O’Sullivan Solicitor will make a presentation on Legal Information, on the event of Bereavement. COMPO:Gloria Jones was refused a job because she said her faith didn’t allow her to wear trousers to comply with Washington’s Metro’s uniform policy for bus drivers, Metro now have to pay Gloria Jones $47,000 for religious discrimination.

FRIENDS: The recently formed Social Networking Club in Abbeyfeale now has 22 members, details from 068 32444. GROUP promoting the Social Model of disability is looking for extra members, this group will meet on Wednesday 11th February at 8 p.m. at the CDP Centre in the Square, Abbeyfeale more information from 068 32444.

A BUS load of locals went to the Coursing in Clonmel last week.

SOIL Samples for E50, details from Farm Family Support Services at 58 Church Street, Listowel, or ring 068 23429.

CENSUS for 1911 Surnames for Trien, Keeffe, Leahy, Sullivan, Mulcare, Enright, Kelliher, Keane and Cronin; Names at Lisaniska; O Connor, Leahy, Horgan, Corridan, Mulvihill, Enright, Dowling, Kelly, McMahon, Buckley, Scanlon, Keane, Flaherty, Quinlan, Costelloe, Whyte, Finucane, Murphy, Kelliher, McElligott, Dillane, Sweeney, Collins, Mulvihill and Sheehy. Names in Kilmeaney, Brandon, Buckley, Moore, Murphy, O Connor, Scanlon, Flavin, Horigan, Mahony, Stack, Ahern, Hayes, Madigan, Carroll, Donovan, Keane, Cronin, Wall, Ferris, McGrath, Ahern, Stack, Gaine and Vicars. George Philip ? Mahony aged 68 years lived at Kilmeny he was born in Dublin and an MA from Oxford, with him were Annie Gaine a cook aged 50 years, Michael McGrath a footman aged 20 years and Arthur Vicars his half brother who was born in England was aged 48 years and among his professions included Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

CELTIC Times of Dec. 3rd 1887 contains a letter from Archbishop Croke in relation to recent happenings in the GAA, also Maurice Davern and others were reorganising the GAA. Augusta Goold in the Dec. 31st 1887 edition gives a commentary on the Industrial Movement and Irish Cottage Industries, wages in lace making were 4s to 10s per week. Irish Lace garment was to be presented to Pope Leo 13th for his Jubilee, the Poor Clare’s in Kenmare done the designed work, which embraced the sacred monogram, the shamrock. The chalice and patten, the tiara, the keys and other symbols, The garment was made at the Presentation Convent in Youghal in needle point, the cuff were made in another convent.

QUIZ: Well done to the pupils of Scoil Chorp Chriost Knockanure who performed so well in the recent Credit Union Quiz which was held in the Presentation Convent Hall in Listowel. It was the school’s first time participating in the quiz. Team members were; Carol Clancy, Padraig Dowling, Darren Doody and David McElligott.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure Tuesday 10am to 6pm.Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary to pray for priests takes place every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Bon Secours Chapel.

BEST Wishes to Dan Keane who is out and about again following his spell in hospital recently.

SICK: International Day of the Sick Mass with a special blessing for the sick and their carers will take place in St. John’s Church on Wednesday, February 11th at 2pm. All welcome.

RESTING Spaces: Meditation – a way of life – will take place at St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee on Saturday, February 14th from 10am – 4pm. For further information & booking, contact Sylvia Thompson at 066 7137484, this is being organised by the Kerry Christian Meditation Groups.

Death took place on Saturday Feb.7th `9 of Eileen O Connor of Clounbrane, Moyvane, Eileen was daughter of Jack O Connor and Nell Fitzmaurice, she was predeceased by her sister Mary who died in the first week of January `09.

Death took place recently of Denis Noonan of Ashford.

Death has also taken place of Noreen Hilliard nee Quinlan of Billeragh and Eileen O Connell nee Moore of Ballygologue.

ANNIVERSARIES: Francis O Carroll, Nell O Mahony, Sr. Lelia Carey, Ned Stack, John Foley, Michael Quinn, Nora Sullivan, Billy Fitzgerald, Catherine Mulvihill, Billy Murphy, Teresa Sheehan, Fr Dan Griffin, Bridget Kelliher, Bran McMahon, Fr. F X Martin, Mary B Healy, Stephen Donegan, Benedict Kiely, Catherine Kennelly, Richard Sheahan, Jack Quaid, Pat Mulvihill, Mick Reidy, Billy O Sullivan, . Mass on Tues. 10th at 7.30pm for Nell & Jer & the deceased members of the Kiely Family; Mass on Wed. 11th at 9.15am For the people of the parish; Mass on Thurs. 12th at 7.30pm for Johnny Culhane and the deceased members of the Culhane Family; Mass on Fri. 13th at 7.30pm for Ellen, Patrick & Pascal Walsh; Mass on Sat. 14th at 7.30pm for Dick Sheehan Mass on Sun. 15th in Knockanure at 10.00am for Dan O’Connor and the 11.00am in Moyvane is for Jack & Mary Guiney and Their Sons Willie, Jim and John.

PRAYER Group: Medjugorje Prayer Group will meet in the Abbeyfeale Parish office on Wed 11th at 8pm, everyone welcome.

FEAST of Our Lady of Lourdes World Day of prayer for the sick. Anointing of the sick will be administered in Abbeyfeale Church on Wed 11th at 10am Mass. DAY of the sick Mass, with a special blessing for the sick and their carers will take place in St. John’s Church on Wednesday, February 11th at 2pm.

RED Hand Day is on Feb. 12th , it is to remind us of the plight of child soldiers.

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 23rd of Feb. to March 8th.

FUND: Cahirciveen Church restoration fund got E97,000 from parish collections in the Diocese of Kerry .

MEDITATION: A way of life – will take place at St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre on Saturday, February 14th from 10am – 4pm. For further information & booking, contact Sylvia Thompson – 7137484. Organised by the Kerry Christian Meditation Groups. COUNSELING and Pastoral Care Services are available details phone 066 7135504.

READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan & Chloe Mulvihill ;11.00am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure 10.00am Mary Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald;

COLLECTION for Lourdes Helpers amounted to E771.90.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure Tuesday 10am to 6pm.Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary to pray for priests takes place every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Bon Secours Chapel.