Knockanure Notes – 9th August, 2009

VINTAGE Day in Knockanure on Sunday August 16th, as usual a wide range of items will be on display, it is also a great day to meet friends and neighbours from far and wide, some take their holidays to coincide with the Vintage day.

Knockanure Community Centre; Cake Sale in aid of the Centre will be held on the Annual Vintage Day, August 16th Donations of bread, cakes etc. Would be very much appreciated. These can be given to any member of the Committee. Active Retirement Day in Knockanure was on Monday 10th of August, details from at 068 49799 or Mobile No. 086 8392787.

BEST Wishes to all the Leaving Cert students with their results which the will receive today. Celebrating the results should be a joyous occasion tempered by a sense of responsibility for ourselves and others.

DRAW: Knockanure Fun Club would like to thank their sponsors for the recent draw and congratulate the winners. 1st prize was a signed Kerry Jersey from Sean Walsh won by Breda Scanlon; 2nd prize A Mobile Phone from Knockanure GAA it was won by Cormac Healy; 3rd prize E50 Voucher from Marie Nolan won by Marie Quaid; 4th E30 Voucher from Horgan Nurseries won by Liam Greaney; 5th E20 Voucher from Amber Filling Station won by John Horgan; 6th E20 Fuel Voucher from Brendan Heaphy; 7th bottle of whiskey and box of biscuits from Lystol Lodge Nursing Home won by Siobhan McElligott; Bottle of Whiskey from the Village Grill won by Kian Rogan; Bottle of whiskey from Knockanure GAA won by Mary O Shea; Bottle and Chocolates from Fastfix Doors won by Tim Horgan; Bottle of wine from Enda Murphy Taxi won by Denis Flavin; Wine from Lystol Lodge won by Lil Lenihan; Voucher from Mags Hair Salon won by Noreen O Connor; Kids Makeup from World of Wonder won by Rachel Greaney; Spiderman from World of Wonder won by Arran Flavin; Dance Lesson from Joanne Barry won by Evelyn Kennelly; Sponge Bob from World of Wonder won by Liz Galvin; Box of Roses from Jim Gould won by P Buckley; Crystal Vase from Dan Keane won by Brendan Stack; Crystal Vase from Dan Keane won by Mary O Shea; Teddy from Nora Winter won by Harry Riordan; Teddy from Nora Winter won by Grace McElligott and last prize Box of biscuits from Lystol Lodge won by Jack Darby.

CONGRATULATIONS to Teresa Leahy of Trien and Tommy Whyte of Rathea who were married by Fr Eamon Whyte assisted by Fr John Lucid P.P. at Knockanure Church recently. Best man was John Paul Barry and the groomsmen were Eddie Kenny, Seamus Mulvihill, and Tony Fennell. Page Boys were T J Leahy and Aaron Whyte. Bridesmaids Eilish Leahy, Megan Leahy, Emma and Lauren Simpson, Flower Girls Shauna Leahy and Saoirse Whyte.

EVENTS for August: Farmers Market in Listowel every Friday from 9am to 2pm; ; Crossroads dancing at Finuge every Friday night; ; Dance in aid of Rathfredagh Home at the Top of the Town Athea on the 15th; Scor in Kerry will celebrate their 40th year with a concert at the Malton Hotel on 15th at 8.30pm; Concert with Sean OSe at the Arms Hotel on Wednesday night 12th , he will be supported by local singers and musicians; Pub theatre is conducted at J B Keane’s on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; Community Games Final at Athlone from 14th to 16th; Racing in Killarney from 18th to 21st ; Dog Show in Killarney on the 18th; Cancer Society ride4life cycle in Killarney on August 22nd; Ring of Kerry tour on Thursday, August 27 , details from 068 31232; Heritage Week events run from August 22nd to 30th, booklet on events available in all libraries; The Brothers of Charity’s Exhibition continues in Abbeyfeale Library; Full Gospel Men’s Fellowship meeting was at The Grand Hotel, Tralee on Monday night August 10th The guest speaker Tom Maguire. All are welcome, for details contact 068/49159.

TRIP to Medjugorje from 30th August to 6th September. Phone Catherine (087) 9282421.

FUN Day will be held in Knockdown Athea Kileaney AFC pitch on Sunday August 23rd at 12.30pm in aid of The Friends of St Ita’s and Great Ethiopian Run to eliminate blinding due to trachoma. The organisers are at present looking for old books, toys, bric-a-brac, unwanted gifts or home baking all to be sold on the day. For further information call 068 34527 or 087 2303918.

BUS to Ballybunion every Thursday, pick-up at Bus Stop near Listowel Arms Hotel at 11.00 a.m., to Ballybunion, returning at 4.00 p.m.

AIR Ambulance recycling banks are placed at the car-park in Garvey’s Supermarket and Aldi, in Listowel, details from 066 7137807.

CASTLE in Listowel entertainment continues Thursday, at 11.30 a.m., details (068) 22212.

GAA is currently hosting a photographic exhibition on 125 years of Kerry GAA in association with the Kerryman, viewing at Seanchai from 9.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon and 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. daily.

CAR Boot sale last Sunday in NCW had a wide range of goods on display, everything from schoolbags to jewellery could be picked up reasonably, being a lovely day it was a pleasure browsing the stalls meeting stallholders and customers.

UNIFORMS St Vincent DePaul Shop in Listowel would welcome donations of your unwanted school uniforms for the Listowel Schools.

VOLUNTEERS Wanted by Kerry Education Service; Volunteer tutors to help adults with literacy difficulties. Initial tutor-training course is provided. Please ring Mary on (068) 23866.

SCHOOLS: thousands of students in public elementary schools in South Carolina will get support, courtesy of employees of Michelin North America during the 2009-`10 year.

DIPLOMA in Disability Studies will be held in Listowel, details from 021 490 2301.

MARY Robinson will be the guest speaker at the commemoration of the 87th anniversary of the death of Micheal Collins in Beal na mBlath on Sunday August 23rd at 1pm. The White House recently nominated Mary Robinson as a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient.” Mary Robinson has dedicated her career to human rights and working to improve an imperfect world,” said White House spokesman Tommy Vietor.

THOUGHT: Integrity is keeping my commitments even if the circumstances when I made those commitments have changed, David Jeremiah; President Mwai Kibaki’s has decided to commute the death sentences of some 4,000 prisoners in Kenya.

MOON: NASA and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company have developed an airless tire to transport large, long-range vehicles across the surface of the moon. Thursday morning last part of the Moon passed through the outer region of Earth’s shadow darkening of the lower half of the Moon. It occurred between 1am and 2am. METEOR Shower began over the weekend and reaches its peak on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Blackberries are begging to get edible now; the quality is poor so far.

BLOOD Donor Clinic will take place from Monday to Thursday, August 10th to13th from 3pm – 5pm and 7pm – 9pm each day at the Brandon Hotel.

SIAMSA: Clann Lir continues to 22nd excluding Sunday 16th, more information from 066 712 3055.

ST JOHN’S: 13th Le Cheile mixed media exhibition; 14th Classical Favourites with Triocca; Tuesday 18th La Luna and on Wednesday 19th The Jeff and Vida Bluegrass Band, details from 068 22566.

PALLOTINE: The Irish Pallotine Province was establisher in 1909. Since then nearly 200 Irish Pallotine Priests and Brothers have gone on the missions abroad, the order was founded in 1835 and now have 10,000 members around the world.

MACKILLOP: Bishop David Cremin was the chief celebrant at a Mass in Granagh Church on Friday, August 7th to honour Blessed Mary MacKillop who founded The Sisters of St. Joseph, Blessed MacKillop , born in Australia of Scottish parents, founded an order of nuns whose mission was to work in educating children of the outback in Australia. 700 Irish women joined the order and travelled to Australia. Bishop Cremin has close relationship with Knockanure.

PENNY: Aug. 2, 2009, marked the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln penny, last year over five billion pennies were made in the U.S.

HISTORY: 1911 Census for England and Wales is due to be online shortly; Clare Journal reports on March 9th 1809 the death of Eleanor Scanlon in Athea aged 110 years the mother of the late Batt Scanlon, she lived in three centuries; Snippets from Kerryman of May 8th 1908; Mary Brendan Walsh of Tralee, Miss Crowley and Miss Galvin joined the Mercy Sisters at Bodmin in diocese of Plymouth; Miss Minnie O Connor of Ballybunion married John Logan of Galway in New York; Top Grade butter limited, weather harsh and limited vegetation growth. June 26th 1909 Kerryman carries an exciting report on the eviction of Richard Walsh of Kilmurry and his repossession, his landlord was Gun Mahony, Herald of Arms Dublin Castle; Eleven lives lost in boating accident in Killarney, nine tourists were on board; Rev Garrett Pierse of Lisselton made his public defence for his Doctor of Divinity at Maynooth, other Kerrymen who received degrees at Maynooth were Rev Con Cremin, Mr James O Sullivan and Daniel O Sullivan. Kerryman of July 17th 1909 gives a long list of winners at Listowel Feis held in favourable weather, President of the Feis Committee was D. J. Flavin and among the Vice Presidents was also a local man M.J. Nolan. All the local convents had winners on the day, Tullamore School was mentioned several times and some from Athea, Abbeyfeale, Ballyhahill and Foynes won prizes also; Letter writer calls for a library in Listowel; Death took place after a long illness of Nellie Gertrude Malone of Church Street, Listowel, she was daughter of Michael Malone and John Lyons was her grandfather.

PILGRIMAGE WALK: You are invited to join Fr Billy O’Carroll for a Pilgrimage Walk to the Mass Rock at Milltown on Saturday, August 15th. The walk leaves the Dominican Church at 11am and goes to the Mass Rock via the Old Castlemaine Road. Pilgrims arrange their own transport home after Rosary .

ROSARY: at the Mass Rock ‘Poll An Aifrinn’, Keelacloghane Wood, Miltown on Saturday, 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.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Listowel every Tuesday and Wednesday.

MASS at Kilnaughtin Churchyard August 14th at 7.30pm. Big crowds attended the graveyard masses in the Parish last week, it was great to see the care that people give to their graves, and the committee have done Trojan work over the years to reach the present perfection. All involved in the preparation and helpers on the evening of the Masses deserve out thanks, we should also remember families who came long journeys to attend. Pictures of local grave markers and inscriptions can be viewed at Knockanure.myphotoalbum

DEATH took place on August 3rd `09 of Martin Sheehy of Glennalappa East, Moyvane; he was born to John Sheehy and Johanna Ahern in 1911. Martin had siblings Edel, Mary, Jim and Paddy who went to America, while Bill, Tead and Hannie Mulvihill lived in Ireland. Martin is survived by his wife Noreen Ahern whom he married in 1953, his sons John, James and Patrick and daughters Joan and Mary. Requiem Mass for Martin Sheehy was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Thursday August 6th `09, feast of the Transfiguration by Fr John Lucid P.P. assisted by Fr Pat Moore and Fr Joe Finan, the Flaherty Family assisted by members of the Moyvane choir sang during the mass. Martin Sheehy was laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard beside his brother Bill who died in Dec. 1990.The weather being nice with a gentle breeze people lingered for some time exchanging the many memories they had of Martin and his lively sayings.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bill Sullivan, Pat Shine, Madeline Mulvihill, Con Brosnan, Mick Finucane, Pat Carmody, Sr. Ellen Cunningham, Sr. Hanora Moriarty, Kate Devane, Denis Sheahan, Nuala Gould, on August 15th 1893 seventeen young people lost the lives crossing the Shannon; Mass on Tues. 11th at 8.00pm for Deceased members of the Moore & Healy Families; Mass on Thurs. 13th at 7.30pm note 7.30pm Months Mind for Kit Windle; Mass on Fri. 14th at 8.00pm James Mahoney at the request of Newtownsandes Co-op ; Mass on Sat. 15th the Feast of the Assumption at 10.00am for Stephen Barry in Knockanure; Mass on Sun. 16th at 10.00am for Dick, Peggy & John Sheehan and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for Mossie O’Connor,
HOLYDAY Saturday 15th August, Masses at the usual times.

COLLECTION 15th & 16th August for the Pastoral & Retreat Centres.
Confessions on Saturdays from 12 – 12.30pm and on request.

READERS: Vigil John Corbett; 11am Margaret Flaherty & Jerry Duggan; Knockanure 10am Kathy Kennelly & Mary Fitzgerald.
ROSARY In honour of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be recited at the Grotto Moyvane after 8pm Mass on Saturday 15th April .