Knockanure Notes – 8th May, 2011

FIRST Communion at 11.30am in Knockanure on Saturday May 14th.

QUEEN of the May procession will be held at Knockanure on Sunday 22nd at 3pm.

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement took place at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 9th May 2011, more from 068 49799 or 087 7528626 anytime.

EXERCISE: Mature Movers/Keep Fit, Starting at Knockanure Community Centre on Tuesdays at 10am,  ring Maggie on 087 9866533. Getting in Shape for Summer at Knockanure Community Centre on every Wednesday at 8pm, All welcome. Phone Maggie on 087 9866533.

CLOTHES: Caring for the Elderly in Kerry are holding a collection in Moyvane Church Yard on Saturday 14th May from 11am – 5pm. Clothes, Shoes, Belts, Bed Clothes, Curtains. Any condition. No Bric – a – Brac.

 NEW:  Notice Board is now on display at Knockanure Village. Details at Community Centre.

 BOOK: Gabriel Fitzmaurice’s New Book, “Poems of Faith and Doubt”, was launched by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, in the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Saturday 7th May

MICK Finucane was interviewed on Radio Kerry on Saturday morning last; Mick is one of our own, great to know he is still active.

TIGER Flaherty is putting in more early morning practice, following his recent fastest time at Limerick Marathon.

TEA DANCE; Abbeyfeale St. Joseph’s Secondary School Afternoon Tea Dance will be held in the Hall on Sunday, May 15th  to help fund the youth trip to Madrid to meet the Pope for World Youth Day.  Dancing to Peter Lane from 3-6pm. .  Teas served.

JOURNAL: Loughill / Ballyhahill parish, 70 pages annual is now available; Research group at UL and Mary I are to digitise magazines, some are already on line.

LAUNDRY for elderly are seeking volunteers to help with washing & ironing. If any one is interested please contact Julie on 087-6210742 for more information.
IRISH: 11úBealtaine ( May) in the Arms Hotel  at 8.00pm. Parents of students sitting the Leaving Cert Exam next year, come along for discussion on the availability of Evening Irish Oral Classes, to begin next October D.V.
BLOOD Donor Clinic, Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th May from 6pm. to 9pm. in the Listowel Arms Hotel. 3,000 units of blood are required every week. 1,000 people receive blood or a blood product every week. 1:4 of our population require blood at some point in their life. 3% only of our population give blood.

OPEN  invitation is extended to the public to attend a Garden Fete at the Kerry Parents & Friends Centre on May 15th  2011 from 1.30pm – 4 pm. Enquiries to (068) 22977.

CAR Boot Sale; The monthly Car Boot Sale and Indoor Market in aid of WL102fm will be held on Sunday, May 15 from 9am to 2pm, Contact 087 6866450 for further information.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 6th May 2011, Jackpot E8,200, no winner. Numbers drawn were 9-24-26 and 29.  Lucky Dips went to,  Jackie McMahon, Lisaniskea; Jerry Woods, Knockanure; Pat Buckley, Lower Athea; James Sheehy, Moyvane; Mary O Driscoll, Feale Drive, Listowel; Craig and Shane, c/o Ploughman Bar; Bar Prize Mickey Meehan. This Weeks Jackpot E8,300.

DRAW: Scoil Chorp Chríost Parents’ Association, Knockanure held their annual Easter Draw 2011 in Knockanure Community Centre. Prize winners were: First Prize – Luxury Easter Hamper; Siobhan Kelly, Upper Athea. Second Prize – Easter Egg Hamper: Donal O’Sullivan, Upper Athea. Third Prize; Easter Bunny- Michael Murphy. Sellers prizes of Easter Eggs to Lesley O’Sullivan, Ciara O’Sullivan, Cathal & Seanie Sweeney.

Children’s Prizes of Easter Eggs won by; Lucy Keane, Cathal Sweeney, Tara Enright, Paddy McElligott, J.J. O’Sullivan, Cian Murphy, Rachel Greaney, Thomas Gould, Amanda O’Connor, Jack Goulding, Lauren O’Sullivan Mahoney & Adam Flavin. Best Sellers Prizes of Easter Eggs won by: Ciara O’Sullivan, Patrick Brosnan, Ollie Moran, Thomas Gould,, Marie Kennelly, Lauren O’Sullivan Mahoney. Spot Prizes were won by: Siobhan Kelly, Athea, Pat Mannix, Tadhg O’Connor, Kilmeaney, Ciara O’Sullivan, Upper Athea, Grace Mannix, Ethan Benham, Bunagara, Nora Broderick, Coilagurteen, Keira Large, Trien, Patricia Cronin, Rathmore, Dermot Clancy, Knockanure, Ned Moran, Keylod, John Doherty, Sharon Barry, Carrueragh, Eric Barry, Carrueragh, Jer Mulvihill, Mary Murphy, Cahirciveen, Noreen McGrath, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Noreen O’Connell, Ahalana, Patrick Brosnan, Coilagurteen, Pats Doody, Teresa Flavin, Glouria, Lisselton, Mary Horan, Tralee, Mike O’Connell, Decor Shop, Listowel, Alanna Donegan, Kilbaha, Patrick Hanrahan, Kilbaha.Thanks to the following who kindly gave Spot Prizes: Dan O’Connor, The Cellar Bar, Abbeyfeale, Garveys Supervalu, Listowel, Speedys Bar, Moyvane, Newtownsandes Co-op, Noel Stack, Stacks Butchers, Moyvane, Amber Filling Station, Gerard Donegan, Kilbaha, Brouders Garage, Athea, John & Elizabeth Brosnan,  Maggie Large Fitness, Greaneys’ Spar, Noreen Moran, Keylod, Tom Roche, The Village Grill, Moyvane, Knockanure G.A.A., Marie O’Connor, Jims’ Bar, Duagh, Larry O’Connor Hardware, Duagh, Tom Gleeson, Building Contractor, Joe Horgan, Horgan’s Nurseries, Trien, Holly’s Gala Foodstore, Moyvane, Molly Nolan, McElligotts Shop & Brosnans Bar, Moyvane, Siobhan & David McElligott, Knockanure,  Fitzgerald’s Filling Station, Listowel, Knockanure Community Centre. Thanks to the pupils and parents for selling & all who bought lines/cards, School Teachers & Parents Association for organising the Draw and Knockanure Community Centre for use of the hall.

CONGRATULATIONS to Erin Loughran won the New York Rose of Tralee contest, Erin is daughter of Margie Mulvihill Loughran a native of Clounbrane, Moyvane.

BEST Wishes to Norella Molyneaux of Knockanure on her 21st  birthday.

EVENTS: May month for celebrating creativity in older age; Ladies Lunch at Ballyseedy Castle on May 13th in aid of Enable Ireland project, details from 066 712 8220; On Wednesday 11th May 2011, at Johnstown Castle, Wexford the Sustainable Energy Authority is hosting an event dedicated to solar energy as part of the European Solar Days; Happy Heart Weekend runs from 12th to 14th of May; Grass cutting at Duagh Cemetery on May 12th;  Racing at Killarney 15th to 17th; Car Boot Sale in aid of Cancer Society will be held at Nolan’s Car park , Listowel on Sunday May 22nd from 8am to  2pm, more from 087 6147 914; Knockanure play Clounmacon on May 27th; Listowel Emmets Ladies are having a fashion show at the Arms Hotel on Sat. May 14th at 8pm; Kerry Badminton presentation Dinner Dance will be held at the Avenue Hotel, Killarney on the night of May 13th ; Kerry County Fleadh in Causeway from 26th to 29th May; Fleadh Nua in Ennis on May 28th; St Pio Pilgrimage to Holy Cross is on May 29th; Afternoon of Prayer at Scartaglen Church on Sunday May 15th at 2.45pm; Women’s Marathon in Dublin on June 6th, details from 086 1505 315; Family History roadshow is coming to Adare Manor on June 19th, if you want to take part, contact 086 2375 499; Ceili in Tournafulla on Friday May 13th; 10th Catholic Youth Conference will be held at All Hollows on 11th and 12th of June, more from 087 2451 877; Fighting Irish exhibition 1820 to present is now on at UL Arena, the exhibition is on loan from New York; Irish Girl Guides have a grand exhibition at Killarney Library, they are celebrating their centenary; Aviva Stadium, Dublin, May 12th,The Irish Internet Association’s annual industry conference will be held; May Fair at Dromcollogher May 22nd; Maureen O’Hara Classic Film Festival 2011 begins at Glengarriff on Friday, 17th June 2011. There is a walk taking place this August from Allihies to Bunmahon in Waterford. 140 miles!  Here is the website with all the details.

AGM of Newtownsandes Co-op will be held on 25th of May 2011, Denis Flaherty, Willie Sheehan and Pat Walsh, retire and are eligible for re-election, the creamery employs a staff of 11.

FULL Moon on May 17th, for the last two months, most of the planets have been hidden by the sun, now all the planets except Saturn and are a line above the rising sun. The whitethorn is now in full bloom, weather is cool and blustery for a number of days, and people are putting on extra clothes again.

BUS departs Blake’s Cross Road at 9.40am. Depart: Listowel Square at 1.30pm Pick Up and Drop Off Points:

Blake’s Cross Road, Leitrim Middle, Leanamore, Lislaughlin, Ballylongford, Carrigafoyle, Glenacullare, Kilpadogue, Tarbert Village, Tarmon Hill, Moyvane, Knockanure, Gortaglanna Cross, Kilmeany Cross, Listowel. Lo Call 1890 528 528 to book a seat on the bus.

BEDS: Accommodation required for Writers Week,  Please contact Norella at 068 23294.
 DEAFHEAR.IE will visit the Citizen Information Centre, 35 The Square, Listowel, on Friday, 13th May, from 10am to12.30pm.

ST JOHN’S: May 10th and 11th a play called, Here we are again Still, written by Christian O Reilly who is a Listowel man; Friday 13th, Danny O Mahony launches his new album; Little Gem by by Elaine Murphy will be presented on Sat. May 14th; May 17th, Classical Music from Germany with 12 musicians; Wed. 18th , presentation from transition year group, directed by Chris Fitzgerald, details from  068 22566. St John’s will have events for older people on May 10th 11th and 24th .

GREAT night at St John’s on last Friday 6th,  with 30 musicians, singers and dancers entertaining us for nearly four hours, proceeds in aid of Chernobyl Children’s Fund, performers include, Eibhlin Broderick, Karen Trench, Emily Wren, Saoirse O Connor, Michael O Shea, Kate Murphy, Roisin Buckley, Aoife Trench and Friends, Aaron and Sean Slemon, Laura Walsh, Kianan O Doherty, Rud Easca, Ballydonoghue Musicians, Timmy Flaherty, Dean Griffin, Niamh Healy and Friends, John Neville and Friends,  Bryan Murphy a storyteller and local woman Maureen was goaded by the audience to dance a few steps she learned at Knockanure School many Moons ago.

WINNER: Kieran Flavin from the Chernobyl Children’s fund presented the winning hamper, At St John’s on Friday night last to Sandra Behan of Tarbert, the prize was kindly sponsored by Supervalu Listowel.

THANKS: On behalf of the Chernobyl Children’s Fund Ann & Willie Flavin would like to thank everyone who supported their recent concert in St John’s, Listowel.  We were delighted to have a full house on the night with people travelling from near and far. We would like to thank our performers who gave us all a great evening of entertainment and our sponsors who gave so generously.   A special thanks to Joe Murphy and his staff for all their help in organising the event and for the use of the lovely venue.

EDUCATION: Trinity College have a certificate  course in Holocaust Education, details from .

Free teaching resource available at

SEAI has declared entries open for the eighth all-island Sustainable Energy Awards. Sponsored by ESB Electric Ireland.

 Google has announced a further investment in wind energy in the U.S. The $100m investment brings Google’s investment in clean energy to date to $350m.

CLOUD service on Dropbox you can store, share files online.

CLOSING: is closing, please download pictures before end of May as they will be gone.

NOTES have been irregular in the Kerryman over the past few weeks, any missed notes can be found on

WORK: The Chawners live on $50,000 a year on state handouts in New Zealand and have been told they are too fat to work.

AGM of Kerry Network for People with Disabilities will be held at the Meadowlands Hotel on May 16th , starting at 11.30am.

SEARCHED Freeman’s Journal for Newtownsandes and found the following among many other reports; Aug. 7th 1857, William Sandes of Newtownsandes ad Oakville Tralee made commissioner of the peace for Kerry; 14th Sept. 1824, Catholic Rent paid in parishes of Listowel, Finuge, Knockanure and Newtownsandes with the greatest of cheerfulness; Nov. 1st 1837, O Connell compensation fund, Murhur, Knockanure, Newtownsandes Rev J Long sent money; 3rd July to 4th Aug. 1856, Mrs Enright collected for Propagation for the Faith. Civic Guards in Tarbert and Newtownsandes reduced by one in each station 23rd Nov. 1923; 11th June 1914 Molly Mahony of Newtownsandes sent congratulations from ship at sea, full list of names included.

RETREAT Weekend of Prayer and Meditation at Ardfert  inspired by the work of Anthony de Mello SJ will take place from Friday to Sunday, May 13th – 15th  with John Callanan SJ.   Booking 066-7134276 or e.mail: [email protected]

LOUGH Derg Pilgrimages; June 4th to 6th , June 28th to 30th, July 29th to 31st, August 12th to14th, Details from Peg at 068 31232.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Listowel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 10.30am Mass till 7pm. 40 hours Adoration will take place in Listowel Parish again, from Friday, 13th May, to Sunday, 15th May, and will be facilitated by the Friars of Moyross.

DEATH has taken place in the U.S.A. recently of Eddie Moloney a native of Leitrim Middle, Moyvane. He is survived by his wife Christine Murphy and six children, his sisters Joan and Margaret, Eddie was predeceased by his elder brother Michael Moloney on January 15th 2011. Eddie was son of Jim Moloney and Mary Mulvihill and was born 88 years ago.

ANNIVERSARIES: Joe Healy, Seamus McCloskey, Moss Galvin, Sr. Carmel Walsh, Peg Carmody, Con Synan, Mary Hartnett, Pat Danaher, Paddy Greaney, Delia Langan, Mattie Kennelly, Sr. Eileen Kennelly, Sr. Ellen Fitzgerald, Mary Hayes, John Houlihan, Sr. Martina Woulfe, James Relihan, Michael Anthony O Sullivan, John Carmody, Tom Scannell, Patsy Broderick, Noreen McCarthy, Michael Relihan, Sr. Patricia Langan, Tom Higgins, John Flavin, Mary Dunfort, Mary Hudson, William Flaherty, David Dillon, David Foley, Noreen Sweeney, Ned Sheehy, Catriona Houlihan, Sr. Ignatius O Grady, John Guiney, Martha O Sullivan, Michael Collins, Jimmy Kearney, Paddy Meehan, Tim Shanahan, Mary Finnegan, Eileen Behan, Eamon Cotter, John Flaherty, Mass Mon 9th at 7.30pm  for Eddie Moloney, late of Leitrim Middle who died in the USA, recently; Mass on Tues 10th at Knockanure 8.00pm for Deceased members of the Lynch Family; Mass on Wed 11th 9.15am For the People of the Parish; Mass on  Thurs. 12th 8.00pm for Elizabeth Nolan; Mass on Fri. 13th 8.00pm for Michael Mulvihill; Mass on Sat. 14th 8.00pm Tom & Ellen Sheehan; Mass on Sun. 15th 10.00am in Knockanure for Martha & Timothy O’Sullivan and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for David Foley.

FIRST Communion at 11.30am in Knockanure on Saturday 14th.

READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan; 11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 15th May Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

CHURCH: Please return your Trocaire Box.

Meeting of the Eucharistic Ministers was due to take place on Monday 9th May at 8pm in the Marian Hall. New people willing to become Eucharistic Ministers are very welcome.

A Meeting of the Questionnaire Group was on Tuesday 10th May at 8.30pm.

The Rosary will be recited before the 10.00am Mass in Knockanure during the month of May.

ACCORD also provides Marriage Preparation Courses on various dates and in various locations. Contact 066 7122280.
AWARE , Call Kate on 087-2993142  or contact loCall Helpline – 1890 303 302
PILGRIMAGE from 5th – 12th July – 3 nights Vienna, 3 nights Budapest & 1 night in Munich.   Contact Maureen Harty on 066 7131328
PADRE  Pio: Fr. Eremlindo De Capus Personal assistant of Saint Padre Pio will concelebrate Mass in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Tuesday 31st May at 8.00pm. Fr. Eremelindo will bring with him one of Saint Padre Pio’s stigmata mittens, and will also give individual blessings following the Mass.
MASS: Annual Bazaar Mass will take place in Árus Mhuire on Thursday 12th May at 7pm. all welcome.