Knockanure Notes – 9th January, 2011

SOCIAL Day for the Active Retired was due to be held at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 10th January 2011. more information from Mary at 068 49799.

FITNESS: Aerobics and Body Conditioning Classes at Knockanure Community Centre continue on 12th Jan. from 8pm to 9pm, contact Maggie on 087 98 66533.

2011 calendar, a fundraiser for Moyvane GAA young footballers is available in local shops.

DIVINE Mercy”; A weekend trip from Friday 18th February to Sunday 20th February to the Divine Mercy Conference in the RDS Arena is been organised for the West Limerick/North Kerry Area, contact  087 4147001.

ENDEAVOUR 2011, closing date 18th Jan, more at

GREAT to hear that Shannon  LNG have at last got their licence, but it took 3 years under the fast track, three very expensive years, only time will tell. Starting a business in Guinea requires 213 days for each procedure, while it takes 3 days in Rwanda, source World Bank.

SORRY to hear the closing of local shop which was run by Helen Brown, the shop was a landmark in Athea for generations.

EVENTS: Set Dancing classes have resumed in Moyvane; Active Retirement Group Listowel meeting took place on Tuesday 11th January at 12.30pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall, new members welcome; Lexica Devine resumed in the New Sacristy Listowel on Tuesday 11th January after the 10.30am. Mass;
Medjugorje Prayer Group had their monthly meeting on Monday 10th January at 7pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall. New members always welcome;  Rambling House  at Sheehan’s Thatch House, Finuge on Friday 14th Jan.  at 9pm. Story Tellers & Musicians welcome, Light refreshments served;  BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition takes place at the RDS from Jan. 11th to 15th, details from 1800 924 362; Feast of St Ita is on Sat. Jan. 15th ,she died in 570; Meeting of the Clounmacon I.C.A. will take place in the Community Centre Clounmacon on Thursday 13th January at 8pm;  Afternoon of prayer will be held at Scartaglen Church on Sunday 16th Jan. at 2.45PM, Janice and Moss Carrig will attend; Stage School at Tintean recommences on Wed. 12th Jan. at 4.30pm; First Aid Course at Duagh Family Centre, details from 068 45333; Kerry GAA Supporters Club Annual Social will be held at Ballygarry House Hotel on Sat 15th Jan. among the guests are Mick Finucane, Eddie Dowling, Gus Cremins and Frank O Keeffe;  Rugby, Toulon V Munster Jan. 14th; Scor Sinsear North Kerry Finals will be held  at Asdee on Jan. 22nd at 7.30pm;  Clounmacon Community Centre Social will be held at the Arms Hotel on Jan. 29th; Session in Spirituality, Counselling and Related Fields will be guided by Dr. Ann Kelliher on January 29th and 30th, at  Vienna Woods, Cork; Concert in aid of the two Children’s Hospitals in Dublin will start at 8pm the Devon Hotel on Saturday, January 29th 2011; CAO Closing date Feb. 1st, IT Tralee have student information sessions on Jan. 11th and 12th, details on their web site; This is EU Year of Volunteering, more information from Kerry Volunteer Centre in Tralee;

TEEN SPIRIT:  are recruiting singers for their new show Teen Spirit 11 which will take place at the INEC on Friday, April 1st.    For further information, contact

Filming in Los Angeles was up 37% last month according to news reports.

 ST JOHN’S: Fri 14th , A Night in November, a play set in Belfast in 1993 on night of soccer match, South V North;  Mon. 17th to Thurs. 20th  Outreach music appreciation for local schools; Thursday 20th Actions, Modern Dance Theatre and local choir, details from 068 22566.

Auditions for play in St John’s later next month, details from,

[email protected] or ring 087 1706 880.

FACEBOOK: Everyone now seems to have a page on Facebook among the latest are Dingle Church and Macra.

FF; 250 Delegates  at the Arms Hotel recently nominated Tom McEllistrim as their North Kerry and West Limerick man to contest the coming general election. The first Tom McEllistrim was elected to Dail in 1923.

BEST Wishes to Colette Carmody Culhane and Brian Denn who were married by Fr. Seamus Aherne at Fossa Church on December 30th 2010. Best man was Cillian Denn, groomsman Ger Burns. Bridesmaids Irene and Angela Carmody Culhane. Flower girls Caoimhe and Saoirse Culhane Keogh . The bride is daughter of Michael and Eileen Carmody Culhane of Leitrim East, Moyvane and the groom is son of Lar and Ester Denn of Cappaquinn .

BEST Wishes also to Annemarie Nash and Maurice Horgan who were married at Abbeyfeale Church on Dec. 30th 2010 by Fr. O Shea assisted by Fr Bohan. Best man was David Horgan. Bridesmaid was Claire Nash. Flower girls were Aine Cotter and Isabelle Nash. Pageboys Aodhan and Ronan Cotter. The bride is daughter of Ned and Anna Nash of Knocknasna and the groom is son of James and Mary Horgan of Athea.

CONGRATULATIONS to Paddy Finucane and St Ita’s Wrenboys who collected E2,200, for the mission work of Fr. Tim Galvin and Fr. John Moloney.

HAPPY 21st Birthday to Orla Lane of Kilmorna who recently celebrated at the Lanterns with family and friends.

THANKS to the collectors who willingly stood in very difficult weather conditions, for the Samaritan collections on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.   Thanks, also to the churchgoers for their very generous support.

SOLAR Energy idea from Oregon no upfront money; Homeowner signs a 15-year contract, paying $25 a month to the company. SolarCity installs guarantees and insures the 3.2 kilowatt system of 16 solar panels.

St. Stephen’s Day 2010, Irish wind power output averaged for the day was about 1000 MW.
Energy output from solid biomass combustion in EU rose by 3.6% over the 2008 figure in 2009 to reach  72.8 Mtoe.

 Everything must be done to prevent the government before it leaves office making a law binding emissions reductions to an average of 2.5% a year up to 2020 and by 40% against 1990 levels by 2030. Such a law could cripple the country as things are serious enough already with the banks.

HSE and hospital staff can always have people waiting in the emergency ward, then use the media to soften the public to pour money into the system. Rise in health insurance is no surprise, patients will privately talk about waste and over manning, everyone is afraid to talk, because we or out loved ones will be at their mercy sometime. If patients were charged a percentage of the cost of health care, they would be more vocal.

MOORE: The Irish Literary and Historical Society in San Francisco have  Dr. Ronan Kelly, Dublin scholar and author, as guest speaker on January 28th. He will talk about Thomas Moore, subject of his recent book, discussing the
lesser-known aspects of Moore’s life, including his travels in the U.S., his scandalous early verses, and the strange episode of a duel with a critic over a bad review.

KERRY Champion January 1946; Death in California Diocese of Fr Denis Moloney who was a native of Islandanny , Duagh, his nephew Fr Tom Moloney is about to leave Ireland to serve Los Angeles; Died, David Lawlor Sacristan, Listowel, he was father of John Lawlor killed by the Tans while home on holidays from All Hollows, Dublin; Nuns leave for Los Angeles, the Herlihy sisters from Knocknagoshel and Mother Anastasia Hickey of Ballybunion; Honory Degree given to Monsignor Eamon Kissane born 1886, entered Maynooth 1903, was in Rome 1910 to 13, Toronto 1913. Also degree conferred on James McElligott MA Secretary Dept. Finance, he passed for Indian Civil Service 1917, was financial advisor to government 1923; Kerry Statistics 1945, 727  Marriages in Kerry 1945, 2908 births, 1866deaths, Infant deaths u 1 year42, died from epidemic disease 42.

HOURS:  Massachusetts law reduced the maximum number of hours of work per week for women and children from fifty-six to fifty-four, effective January 1, 1912.

KERRYMAN of Jan. 16th 1965 reports that Tony O Reilly general manager of Bord Bainne spoke at the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association dinner at the Manhattan Hotel attended by 450. He was reported that a cheese factory was going to be erected at Listowel and expansion at Rathmore Fry Cadbury plant expected. The increased intake of 3 million gallons will mean £3 million extra for farmers. We will sell £20 million in dairy products overseas this year. Backlash of the TB Eradication Scheme hit Kerry hard, hoped for recovery in 1965.

Frank Wall and John Feely were praised.

Mr Patrick Sugrue proposed a toast to ICMSA and the dairy industry and hoped for a united front by farmers. Mr Feely was meeting the Agriculture Minister to discuss the price of milk in 1965. Planning permission sought in Jan, 1965; Listowel Mart seeking permission for sales ring and penning, Michael Stack Manager; Pat Mulvihill Leitrim East seeking planning for a dwelling house. Lost on Fair day Feb. 3rd 1965, 22ct gold wedding ring, contact Moyvane 10.

J F Nolan was Triumph Cycle agent in Moyvane in July 1952 and Con Shine was Humber Cycle agent in Moyvane in March 1954.

LATIN Mass will be celebrated at Dominican Church Tralee Jan. 16th at 1.30pm.

RELIGION: World Religion Day Jan. 16th. Week of prayer for Christian unity begins on Jan. 18th.

THINGS that annoy us and the people we detest can be closer to our inner self than we realise

ANNIVERSARY: Michelle Foley, Paddy Mannix, John Gregg, Sheila Broderick, Sheila Walsh, Mary O Brien, Pats Lane, Nancy Fitzgerald, Mairead Mullane, Sean Mahony, Sean Murphy, Timmy Nolan, Margaret Brick, Fr Mort Daly, Martin Sheehy, Eddie Cunningham, Michael Fitzgerald, Mary Theresa Collins, Mickey Liston, Con Clancy, Mass on Thurs. 13th at 7.30pm for Deceased members of the Culhane Family;

Mass on Fri. 14th at 7.30pm for Mikey Joe O’Flaherty;

Mass on Sat. 15th at 7.30pm for Bill, Paddy & Mary Horan ;Mass on Sun. 16th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Tom Francis and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Connie Shine.

DEATH has taken place of Ben Mulvihill of Knockanure Village and Leitrim Moyvane. Ben was son of Tess Lynch and Denis Mulvihill and his siblings are Ann, Rosie, Kay, Joe, Pat, Nick and Ciaran. Requiem Mass for Brendan Mulvihill was celebrated at Moyvane Church on Wednesday January 5th 2011 by Fr Lucid assisted by Fr McMahon, Fr Hegarty and Fr Moore. Following Mass Ben was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery beside his mother Tess who died in July 1997.

DEATH of Fr Michael O’Leary took place recently, priest of St John’s. Tralee.   He ministered in Rathmore, Castletownbere, Ballybunion, Lixnaw, Annascaul, Gneeveguilla, Caherdaniel, and Ballymacelligott

DEATH; Rev. Michael Francis Kennelly, S.J., aged 96, departed this life on January 3, 2011, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The son of Timothy Kennelly and Mary Jane Hanrahan Kennelly, he was born on May 22, 1914 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co Kerry. Fr Michael  is survived by his sister Mary Jane Conlon in New York and  brother Tim Kennelly at Charleville, Predeceased by his sisters Mrs. Breda Clifford, Miss Katherine Kennelly, and Mrs. ELizabeth Kelly,  his brothers John Kennelly, Patrick Kennelly, Rev. William Kennelly, Daniel Kennelly, and James Kennelly.  Requiem Mass for Fr Michael Francis Kennelly was celebrated at    Holy Name of Jesus Church 6363 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans on Friday, January 7- 2011 following Mass Michael  F Kennelly was laid to rest  at St. Charles College at Grand Coteau, LA. Mass in thanksgiving of his life at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on Saturday Feb. 19th 2011 at 7.30pm . Fr, M. F. Kennelly went to the United States in 1929, he attended Regis High School in New York and the then high-school division of Spring Hill College, graduating in 1933. He joined the Society of Jesus, on June 9th 1933 at the novitiate in Grand Coteau, LA. After three years of teaching at Jesuit High School in Tampa, Florida, Michael began theology studies for the priesthood, ordained on June 16, 1946 in St. Mary’s College in Kansas. Father Kennelly  was principal in St. John’s High School in Shreveport, LA from 1948-53 and then became president of Jesuit High School in Tampa [1953-59), where he supervised the move of the school to its present location. He then founded Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School in Houston, TX, where he served as president until 1970. From 1970-74, he served as president of Loyola University in New Orleans, LA. The older members of our parish recall the musical ability of Fr Kennelly and his family, many the family and party occasion they contributed to the entertainment.

HYMNS: Elaine Scarlet gave us a lovely selection of hymns at Sunday Mass last week in Knockanure. The congregation showed their appreciation to Elaine after mass.

 RELIGION and the destiny of mankind’ and ‘What is religion and is it necessary for us to practice religion?’ discussion was due to take place at Bon Secours Convent on Tuesday, January 11th at 8.30pm.  All were welcome, held under the auspices of the Legion of Mary.   

  AWARE group offer support for those who are sufferers of depression and for their families and friends every Tuesday at 8pm in the Sacristy rooms at the rear of St. John’s Church. Tralee, Contact  Helpline – 1890 303 302 or Head Office on 01 661 7211 or

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.

READERS: Vigil, Elaine Hudson; 11.00am Jerry Duggan & Deirdre Moloney; Knockanure 16th January, Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.