Knockanure Notes – 8th November, 2009

PREMIER: Finucane Films 30th Anniversary. New Film, Taigeen’s Farewell. A gripping story of romance and greed with Francis & Patsy Kennedy, Billy Keane, John Sheehan, John Bosco McMahon, Eileen Cronin + 60 extras will be screened at The Tintean Theatre, Ballybunion, on Friday 20th November, 2009. Doors open at 7.00pm, commencing at 8.00pm, sharp.

MOYVANE Festival events have been re-scheduled to the Weekend of 27th/28th and 29th Nov. The Inter Pub Talent Competition takes place on Friday 27th. The ‘Boro Buffet’ on Sat 28th and on Sunday 29th “The Vintage Rally” with Kiddies activities in the Community Centre. The date for the “Boro Queen Selection” is to be finalized. The next committee meeting will be on the 16th November at 9.00pm in the Marian Hall.

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure will take place on Monday 9th November. If attending, please ring the office on 068 49799 between the hours of 9.30am to 1.30pm, Monday to Friday. Anyone wishing to book the Centre for Any Occasion (Christenings, Birthdays, Funerals etc). Please contact the office at 068 49799 or Mobile No. 086 8392787.

SEANCHAI: Workshop on the Short Story under Eilis Ni Dhuibhne runs on 14th and 15th of November.

GAA exhibition continues at Tralee Library till Nov. 14th. International Series at Croke Park between Ireland and Australia is on Nov.15th.

BOOK: Tadhg Kennelly is due to sign his book at Woulfe’s Bookshop in Listowel on Wednesday Nov. 11th at 4pm. Tadhg was on Radio Kerry on Wednesday last discussing the book and the repercussions on his personal life since the launch of his memoirs.

SWAZI Ball will be held in the Arms Hotel on Saturday Nov. 14th, details from 068 21500, Kevin and Patrice O Callaghan began the Annual Ball some years ago to help their uncle Fr Pat Ahern who was with the Salesian Fathers.

ACTIVE Retirement Tea Dance will be held on Sunday 15th November in the Listowel Arms Hotel from 3 to 6pm. Music by Stevie Donegan, spot prizes.

WIDOWS Association meeting will be held on Tuesday 10th November at 8.15pm. at the Mermaids. New member always welcome.

ST. MICHAEL’S College open night & enrolment on Thursday 12th November from 7.30pm. to 9.00pm., they are now celebrating 130 years of academic achievements.

VISITORS: Downpatrick visitors were in Listowel last week to mark 25 years twinned with Listowel.

NEW Moon on Nov. 16th, Climate Change Conference will be held in December at Copenhagen. Heavy thunder showers has put an end to grazing for this year, there was growth right up to recently which was badly needed to compensate for the wet summer and fall in prices. Stars: Astronomers have found galaxies that are about seven billion light-years away from us.

EVENTS for Nov.: 41 Card game in Fr Casey Clubhouse every Friday night at 9pm; ICA Fun Day will be held at St John’s Centre in Tralee on Nov. 21st starting at 10.30am, details from 066 712 8438; Medjugorje Monthly Prayer Group were due to meet in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel on Monday 9th November at 8.10pm; Famine Graveyard rosary will be said at 3pm. every Sunday in November; Scor na nOg North Kerry Semi-Final will be held at Abbeydorney on Friday Nov. 20th, starting at 7pm; Fianna Fail National Youth Conference will be held at at the Great Northern Hotel Bundoran on Nov. 13th; Marriage Encounter Weekend at the Lake Hotel, Killarney runs from 13th to 15th , details from 064 44319; Abbeyfeale United 25 anniversary dance will be held at the Devon Hotel on Sat. Nov. 21st; Mini Stages Rally will be held on Nov. 15th Ballyheigue Car park is the service area; Mobile Library visits Moyvane on Wednesday morning the 18th; Afternoon of Prayer will be held at Scartaglen Church on Sunday Nov. 15th start at 2.45pm; Dave Donovan, European Bronze Medallist, will be at a fly tying demonstrations and an advice clinic all day on 21st November at Glanworth Mill, Glanworth, Cork from 10am to 5pm, all are welcome to attend, details from 087 6120718 ; National Women’s Enterprise Day will be marked with a special event at Mullingar Park Hotel on Friday Nov. 20th, details from 066 718 3522; Comhairle na nOg local elections will be held at KDYS Listowel on Friday 13th Nov. from 6 to 8pm; Knockdown Athea Branch of the Abbeyfeale and District Man Utd Supporters Club will be going on their trip to see Man Utd v West Ham in Old Trafford. The match is scheduled for February 27th 2010; National Awards in the Community games will be held at Ballinasloe on Sunday 22nd;

FULL Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International Convention will be held at Killarney Heights Hotel from 12th to 14th of Nov. The Main Speaker at the convention is Stephen Monds who studied for the priesthood at Maynooth, and the Music Ministry will be provided by Alan Pimlott of Gospel music fame. Details from 068 49159.

PIONEER Social will be held at Killarney Heights Hotel on Friday Nov. 20th.

EDUCATION: Kerry Education Service, nominations for the committee close on Nov. 20th `09, details from 066 718 3861.

DEAFHEAR Outreach service will be at the Citizen Information Centre in the Square, Listowel on Fri. 13th from 10am to 12.30pm.

SWINE Flu advertisement listing vaccination centres as far away as Donegal in Kerry papers is another symptom of HSE thinking, more information on Swine Flu from 1800 94 1100.

VOLUNTEER Fair will be held on Saturday, November 14th in the Desmond College Newcastle West, contact Paul on 069 79079 or email [email protected] ; Nearly 270,000 people are unemployed at present, Jobseekers allowance in Ireland is E204 and the English rate is just over £ 64; Our national debt has doubled over the past two years, 80% of day to day sending is on social welfare, health and education.

FOOD Fair talk at St John’s on Saturday last was told that physical inactivity was costing the country E1.8 billion. Fine displays of home produced products were on display at the Arms Hotel on Sunday last, several locals had stands.

WATCH out for Duagh Choir who will be singing at the RTE Mass on Sunday morning Nov.15th.

CONGRATULATIONS to Gerard Barrett who got an award last week at the Kerry Film Festival.

ST JOHN’S for Nov.: Thursday 12th Mick Hanley in Concert; Friday 13th, We Once Sang Like Other Men a play by John McKenna; Saturday 14th Variety Concert featuring Denise’s School of Music; Wednesday 18th Duo Chagall, featuring classical favourites with Gillian Williams and Arun Rao; Thursday 19th Isla Grant and Al Grant, more information from 068 22566.

PRISONERS: The following is a sample of local prisoners taken from a list at Tralee Library, weight, height crime and other details recorded; 1886 list includes, Bridget Griffin age 17 assault; Pat Horan born Lismore; Ellen and Margaret Foran assault, of Duagh; Scanlon of Glin stole property worth £180;James Buckley of Listowel and Duagh, drunk; John McCarthy of Newtownsandes failed to vaccinate child; Margaret Cusack drunk; Matt Enright Carpenter; John Brunnell age 36 a nailer; Dan Joe Murphy aged 20 years; Morgan Neville drunk; John Collins shoemaker; Christopher Julian aged 55 born at Murhur; 1887 List; Dan Connor mason, John Stack and Edward Nash all of Ballylongford; Pat Mulvihill aged 35 and Michael Goulding aged 34 of Knockanure; John Burns of Duagh and Listowel; Jer Lyons, Duagh assaulted policeman aged 19years; Richard Stack of Doon; John Shine aged 42 of Athea; Catherine Kennelly aged 17 of Moybella abusive language; Colin Lydon aged 19 of Galway and Tarbert; Tom Connors aged 23, and 6ft, Dan Walsh aged 24, Edward Ryan aged 24 all of Tarbert; also of Tarbert/Ballylongford, John Stack, Cunningham, and Dan Scanlon a dealer; Maurice Fitzmaurice aged 36, 5ft 9inches grey eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion, suspected felony, was with Patrick Pierce a painter.

KERRY Champion of Nov. 22nd 1952 reports: Dedication of Listowel Rectory by the Bishop of Limerick assisted by Rev J.M. Wallace, Rector of Listowel; Lovely Listowel League held a dance at Walsh’s Ballroom; Listowel Greyhound Track sold; Several Knocknagoshel farmers were charged before a court with having unlicensed bulls; Book review of No Other Law the story of General Liam Lynch; Fr Sean Ryle of Listowel was leaving for his mission in Japan, there are now 26 Columbans in Japan.

CUBA: Father Bryan Oliver Walsh an Irish priest and helpers brought 14,048 unaccompanied Cuban minors to the United States from December 1960 to October 1962. Parents were suspicious that Castro may send the children away for indoctrination.

CRUCIFIXES; The case was brought by a woman near Venice to get the crucifixes removed from Italian schools but her complaints were rejected by Italian judicial officials. The European court awarded her $7,400 in damages.

PRISON: In the USA many states permit children as young as thirteen or fourteen to be sentenced to life imprisonment with no opportunity for parole. It cost about $20,000-$28,000 to house an inmate for one year in the US.

OWN Funeral: A Brazilian bricklayer supposedly killed in a car crash turned up at his own funeral recently. Relations of Ademir Jorge Goncalves, 59, had identified his body after a car crash in southern Brazil.

POPES Intentions for November, “That all the men and women in the world, especially those who have responsibilities in the field of politics and economics, may never fail in their commitment to safeguard creation”. His mission intention is: “That believers in the different religions, through the testimony of their lives and fraternal dialogue, may clearly demonstrate that the name of God is a bearer of peace”.

ARDFERT Retreat Centre day for all bereaved will be held on Saturday 21st November from 10am. to 5pm. Facilitator Sr. Moya Hegarty. For further information please ring the Ardfert Retreat Centre on 066-7134276. Day of Healing for those left behind after suicide, This will take place on Saturday, November 14th from 10am – 5pm with Sr. Una Boland, more information from 066 7134276.

FATIMA Home the Annual Mass for patients who died during the year will be celebrated in Fatima Home Chapel, Oakpark on Saturday, November 28th at 3pm. Relatives and friends invited.

NIGHT Vigil at Knock, bus leaves on Monday, December 7th. departs Tralee at 4pm, details 066 7180123.

DEATH took place on November 3rd `09 of Hillary Dowling of Shanaway East, Tarbert; he was son of Moss Dowling and Mary Broderick. Hillary is survived by his brother Michael, sisters Eileen Carmody, Myra Larkin Carrueragh, Margaret Mulvihill of Gortdromosillihy and Teresa Enright. Following Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert on November 5th Hillary Dowling was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. His mother Mary was born at Gortdromagowna.

DEATH took place on November 4th `09 of Peter O Connell of Purt, Abbeyfeale. Peter is survived by his wife Mary, sons Gerard and Damien, daughter Christina, sister Noreen and aunt Mary J Nolan. Following Requiem Mass on Saturday November 7th `09 at the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale, Peter O Connell was laid to rest at Reilig =CDde Naofa Abbeyfeale. Peter was born in 1954 to Pete Connell and Eileen Riordan.

DEATH has taken place of John Shanahan of Direen, Athea, on November 4th `09. John was predeceased by his wife Nora Thornton and children Chris and Vera. He is survived by son Paudie, daughters Nora and Margaret, Following Requiem Mass at Athea Church on Saturday November 7th , John Shanahan was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea. John was born 95 years ago to Paddy Shanahan and Bridget Sullivan who came from the Quarry in Direen. Siblings of John include Pat Joe, Con, Madge, Mai, Nora, Catherine, Julie who married Pat Hanrahan, Nell married Jim Hanrahan and Hannie married Tom Stack.

DIED: Natuzza Evolo a stigmatist, was an illiterate Italian mother of five she died on November 1st `09 at the age of 85. Her husband was a carpenter. Thirty thousand attended her funeral . Natuzza first experienced the stigmata in 1936. She also started the cenacles of prayer.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mass on Tues.10th at 7.30pm for the deceased members of the I.C.A. in the Marian Hall; Mass on Wed. 11th at 7.30pm in Knockanure for November Intentions; Mass on Thurs.12th at 7.30pm for Elizabeth & Jeremiah Buckley & Edward Eager; Mass in Moyvane on Fri.13th at 7.30pm for November Intentions; Mass on Sat.14th at 7.30pm for Johnny Meade, Aughrim; Mass on Sun.15th at10.00am for Jack Carmody

MEETING of the Liturgy Group in the Presbytery on Wednesday 11th at 8.00pm.

READERS: Vigil ,Deirdre Scanlon & John Corbett;11amJerry Duggan & Margaret Flaherty; Knockanure Kathy Kennelly & Mary Fitzgerald.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm and Abbeyfeale, Tuesday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm.

Sunday last many visited graveyards, some made special efforts to show that they care and remember their dead, people can now easily copy and preserve memorial cards and photos, view hundreds of local memorial cards at