Knockanure Notes – 8th March, 2009

DAFFODIL Day; The I.C.A. will sell daffodils after Masses on Saturday 14th and Sunday March 15th of March in aid of the Cancer Society. Your support would be greatly appreciated. CANCER: 13,000 Kerry women can avail of free BreastCheck shortly, details from 1800 45 45 55. Listowel Cancer Support Group will hold a meeting in the Arms Hotel on Wednesday March 11th at 8.15pm.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre was due to be held on Monday March 9th , details from 068 49799 between the hours of 9.30 am to 1.30pm.

WIDOWS Group held their meeting at their new venue on Tuesday night March 10th.

ST JOHN’S for March: Thursday 12th The Best of Traditional with Mary McPartlan and Thomas Moore; Friday 13th Drama with Listowel Ghaelscoil; Monday 16th Kings a film adapted from Kings of Kilburn High Road; Thursday 19th An Evening with Freddie White; Jim Clancy photography exhibition begins on March 16th, more information from 068 22566.

PLAYMAKERS of Abbeyfeale St Joseph’s Secondary School will put on a performance on 10th 11th and 12th of March.

SEANCHAI: A Literary Programme begins on Match 14th, if you want to join and learn to write contact 068 22212.

ACTORS Workshop will be held at the Brandon Hotel on the 14th and 15th of March, from noon till 8pm, details from 074 9126 994.

SHOW: fund-raising fashion show in aid of Tarbert Comprehensive School on the 25th March. Committee members will be calling to houses shortly and your support is asked to help the school.

KDYS are running a one and half day mechanics course on Wednesday 18th March in the KDYS, Listowel and Saturday 21st March in FAS in Tralee. Open to all who is over 16 and interested in cars or pursuing mechanics as a career. For more information, please call the KDYS on 068 23744.

LIFEGUARDS are being recruited details from the County Council at 066 718 3814.

DANCING: West Limerick Set Dancing Club had their annual Workshop/Ceili Weekend at Rathkeale House Hotel last weekend from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 March.

FULL Moon on March 11th, spacecraft Kepler was launched from Florida recently it has a telescope designed to search for planets resembling the Earth. The weather which was reasonable is getting worse just at the time of year when dry weather is most needed. Daffodils are coming into their prime and all the small shrubs and bushes are showing life.

FARMING: Editor of Teagasc publication Today’s Farm Mark Moore forecasts that farming is facing tough times and advises milk producers to only spend if essential, no spending on capital investments and loans reviewed and consider interest only payments. Open day at Clonakilty Agricultural College March 10th and Pallaskenry open day is on March 26th. Ireland is to give seed to the Gobal Seed Vault in Norway which is situated underground in an Island north of Norway. In last weeks Kerryman a Moorepark man was advocating charging farmers for milk recording whether they used it or not.

Listowel Mart Fat stock Show and sale will be held on Thursday 12th of March, prize money amounts to over E2,000.

FOREST Information meeting will be held at Teagasc Centre in Listowel on Thursday March 12th at 8pm.

WASTE Electrical items can be taken to Tralee Mart for collection on Saturday March 14th `09 from 10am to 4pm.

Details of this years National Spring Clean Week is available at

ST PATRICK’S Day will be celebrated by many local parades and events. Global Tralee will be held in the Brandon Hotel to mark our diversity on March 17th; Irish Week will be marked at Listowel Library with readings from Gabriel Fitzmaurice.

BEST Wishes to Joan Walsh of Listowel on her 80th Birthday.

The President launched an initiative for older men at Croke Park recently details from the GAA.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Draw results for 6th March `09. Jackpot was E2,700, No Winner Numbers Drawn were 10-15-17 and18. Lucky Dips went to; Paddy Walsh, c/o Kevin’s; Marguerite Lynch, Moyvane; Con, Maggie and Shelly Lynch, Moyvane; Marguerite Woods, Knockanure; Marian Chawke, Athea; Nicholas Kennelly, Knockanure; Bar Prize Tim Lane; Next Weeks Jackpot E2,800. LOTTO results for Knockanure GAA for 20th Feb. Numbers drawn were 5-13-19-27 no winner of Jackpot of E 2,500.Lucky Dips went to the following; Siobhan McElligott, Lisaniskea; Betty Heaphy, Listowel; Eileen Enright, Lisaniskea; Ivan O Brien ,Moyvane; Kristine O Carroll, Moyvane; Anne Brennan, Listowel; Bar Prize Fergus O Keeffe. Lotto Results for 27th Feb. Jackpot E2,600 No Winner, Numbers Drawn were 11-12-22-24. Lucky Dips: Micheal O Connor, Keylod; Peter Carmody, Duagh; Mary Sheehy, Tarbert; Johnny Mulvihill, Glenalappa, Moyvane; Briana Keane, Greenville, Listowel; Johnny Mulvihill, Glenalappa, Moyvane; Bar prize Fergus O Keeffe.
All GAA Membership to be paid by 31st March. Anybody who does not have membership will not be considered for Match Tickets later in the year.

TRAIL: Great Southern Trail group invites you to a night of nostalgic old Railway films from the Irish Railway Record Society Collection at Newcastle West Library on Friday 27th March at 8.15 p.m. to celebrate the Barnagh to Newcastle West extension of the Trail.

OPEN Night: Listowel Community College had their Open Night for 6th class pupils and their parents in the College on Monday night the 9th March, Information Night for people who are interested in PLC courses & VTOS was held at the same time. Details about the Laptop Initiative for first years and Scholarship/Grant for Adult Learners was provided.

EVENTS for March: Open Night was held at Listowel Community College on Monday March 9th, details from 068 21023; Lecture on German town Frankfurt – Hochst was due to be given at Fels Point Hotel on Tuesday night March 10th by a German scholar; Alzheimer’s Support Group had their meeting at the Presentation Family Centre on Tuesday Night March 10th; Guidance to thrive and survive during recession will be outlined at the Meadowlands Hotel on Wednesday March 11th starting at 7.30pm, details from 066 7183 522; Castleisland Drama Festival ends on Friday night March 13th, details from 066 7142018; Ceili will be held at Tournafulla on Friday night March 13th starting at 10pm; Rugby Scotland v Ireland at 5pm on Saturday 14th; in Football Kerry v Mayo on 15th of March; Cheltenham continues till the 13th and Racing in Limerick on 14th and 15th ;Concert in aid of Kerry Autism School will be held at Kilflynn Church on March 16th at 8.15pm; Afternoon of Prayer will be held at Scartaglen Church on Sunday March 15th at 2.45pm; Official Opening of the extended Athea N.S. takes place on March 22nd, details from 068 42333; Comhaltas County Board meeting will be held at the Grand Hotel at 8pm on Thursday March 19th ; FAS have a big exhibition at Croke Park from 18th to 23rd; Daffodil Day 20th ; Boys Choir from Oregon will perform at St Mary’s Church of Ireland on arch 24th at 8pm; West Limerick Singing Club Concert will be held at Fr Casey’s Clubhouse on Friday March 27th at 8pm; Garda Band will be in the Newcastle West St Patrick’s Day parade on March 15th. Samhaliocht Arts Festival runs from 21st to 24; Mothers’ Day 22nd; Lecture on recent excavations will be given at Tralee Library on Thursday 26th of March at 8pm, details from 066 7121 200; Circuit Of Kerry Rally will be held on Sunday March 29th; ; West Limerick GAA exhibition is on at the Abbeyfeale Library till March 21st, all are welcome; Aer Lingus resume their Shannon to Heathrow schedule on March 29th; Check for CIE bus time table changes around now;

COUNCIL Newsletter for July 2007 reported they were looking for approval of a loan of E10 million to buy land for affordable housing, is that money gone down the drain now, they were also restructuring a loan of E6.75m loan for water meters, they talk about recycling. Hundreds of perfectly good meters were dumped and replaces by new ones. Are these officials still in charge of our destinies? One way to kick start things in Kerry is to get rid of some of the planning laws, which were designed to benefit the East Coast boys.

KDYS are running a one and half day mechanics course on Wednesday 18th March in the KDYS, Listowel and Saturday 21st March in FAS in Tralee. The cost for this is €20. Open to all who is over 16 and interested in cars or pursuing mechanics as a career. For more information, please call the KDYS on 068 23744.

RECEPTION: Jimmy Deenihan and his group seem to have got a great reception on their recent visit to Los Gatos; the Mayor Mike Wasserman will visit Listowel later.

THANKS: The North Kerry Harriers wish to tank all who co- operated with them in organising their hunt in Knockanure on Sunday last.

KERRYMAN of April 1919 recorded that Anti Conscription Fund in Listowel was to be given to the Dail following vote at various masses; Good Weanlings made from £2-10s to £3-10s at Abbeyfeale fair, dropped calved made 20s to 35s each; There was a fierce riot in London between Police and U.S. soldiers; Belfast prisoners plight recorded and the death of Mr. P. J. McCann M. P.; M J Nolan was selling 100 acres for T Buckley of Shronown, Listowel on March 24th 1919; Michael Keane of Glencullare had 104 acres for sale, he had stalls for 25 cows; Patrick Fitzgibbons had 94 acres of land for sale at Coolnaleen and Patrick Dalton of Athea had 11 young incalf dairy cows for sale at Listowel fair on March 19th 1919; Mrs Hannah Walsh N.T. had 65 acres for sale at Lacca East Islandanny on March 29th 1919; North Kerry Farmers Association organised and secretary Nolan and Boland were to start organising in North Kerry; Agricultural Labour, Transport and General Workers Union were demanding wage increases. The brother of Bernadette of Lourdes died.

FIRST East West wireless communication across the Atlantic was sent from Ballybunion to Cape Breton in Nova Scotia in March 1919. The transmission station was in Ballybunion from 1912 to 1922.

DAIL Question, On March 2nd 1949 Mr Kissane asked about the long delay in appointing an auxiliary postman in Moyvane Sub Post office.

PRESIDENT Nixon made an order guaranteeing fair hiring practices in the construction industry. Major flooding hit the EMERGENCY: National Library of Scotland had an emergency when a sprinkler valve leaked on the top floor, the Library has seven million books, 13 million printed items and more than 1.6 million maps.

THOUGHT; The Indian Seer lost God in: Nature; the Christian mystic, on the other hand, finds God in Nature. The Hindu mystic believes that God and Nature are one and the same; the Christian mystic knows that there must be a Creator to account for the universe, Sadhu Sundar Singh.

SUPPORT: A bereavement support programme for adults has commenced in St Ita’s Hall on Thursdays from 7.30– 9pm. Telephone Sr. Delia on 068 31203 for further information.

DEATH has taken place on March 1, 2009 of Teresa Foley of Ardfallen Grove, Douglas Road, Cork. Tess was born at Sugar Hill, Templeglantine, Co. Limerick. Tess is survived by her brothers Michael, Tony and Thomas, sisters Bet (Cecilia C.P.), Anne O Keeffe of Kilmeaney and Daisy, aunts, uncle. Following Requiem Mass at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Templeglantine on Wednesday March 4th Teresa Foley was laid to rest at the Old Cemetery, Templeglantine.

DEATH has taken place of Dan Enright, of Moyvane, following Requiem Mass celebrated by Fr Lucid and Fr O Connell in Moyvane church on Saturday March 7th `09 Dan Enright was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery. Dan was son of John Enright and Bridie Nash and his siblings included Joe, Bill, Pat, Denny, Johnny, Mary, Han, Bridie and Margaret.

DEATH took place recently of Nora Fleming nee Keane. Nora was born at Lisaniska and was daughter of Francis Keane and Kit Halpin, her siblings included Cathleen, Mary, Nellie, William and Michael who died many years ago.

Death has taken place of Willie Brosnan of Drummulton Currow, following Requiem Mass at Currow Church Willie Brosnan was laid to rest at Old Killeentierna Cemetery on Wednesday March 4th `09. Willie was father of Rose McAuliffe of Lower Athea.

Death has taken place recently in Ohio of Mave Marvin nee O Connor late of Derry, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Majella Flaherty, Mikey Shanahan, Murt Daly, Mary Stack, Eileen Egan, Mick Liston, William Hudson, Jimmy Driscoll, Pat Kennelly, Rose Galvin, Patrick Hughes, Margaret Relihan, Jimmy Beaton,

MASS for the week beginning Mon. March 9th at 7.30pm Months Mind for Eileen O’Connor; Tues. 10th at 7.30pm Willie J. O’Connor Dore; Wed. 11th Stations for Gortdromagouna & Keylod North at the home of Willie & Mary Flaherty at 7.30pm; Thurs. 12th 7.30pm Paddy Galvin & Sr. Francis Galvin; Fri. 13th Knockanure 7.30pm Fr. Michael O’Leary at the request of the Knockanure Development Association; Sat. 14th 7.30pm Maureen Kinnane ; Sun. 15th 10.00am in Knockanure for Nancy & Jack McMahon and the 11.00am in Moyvane is for Bridget Shiel.

MEDJUGORJE with Marian Pilgrimages Depart From Kerry 1st May 2009, contact Kay O’Connor telephone 064 33625 or mobile 087 7821753.

STATIONS of the Cross Moyvane will be on Thursday nights after 7.30pm Mass. This Thursday the I.C.A. ladies will lead us in the Way of the Cross Stations of The Cross Knockanure on Tuesday nights at 7.30pm.

READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan & Chloe Mulvihill; 11.00am David Murphy & Eugenie Fitzmaurice;

ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure Tuesday 10am to 6pm. Listowel every Tuesday and Wednesday, Abbeyfeale day and night week days during Lent. 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.

PRAYER Meetings: Medjugorje prayer meeting will be held in the Parish office Abbeyfeale on Wed 11th at 8pm.
Lectio Divina is on at St Ita’s Hall at 7pm in Abbeyfeale on Monday evenings during Lent. Medjugorje Prayer meeting was due to be held at St Patrick’s Hall Listowel on Monday night March 9th just after 8pm.

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