Knockanure Notes – 9th March, 2008

ST PATRICK’S Day parade in Listowel this year will be held on Sunday March 16th starting at 1pm. Abbeyfeale Parade is on Monday 17th starting at the Convent at 4pm. Global Tralee `08 an intercultural event of music and dance from around the world will be held at the Brandon Hotel on St Patrick’s Day March 17th; Fri. 14th at 7.30pm the Vigil Mass for the Feast day of St. Patrick is for Joseph Foley in Moyvane; Saturday 15th St Patrick (transferred) 10.00am Mass in Knockanure and 11.00am in Moyvane.

Glor na nGael Church Gate collection in Listowel amounted to E2,269.61.

CEILI will be held in the Arms Hotel on March 16th at 9pm.

FASHION Show in aid Tarbert Comprehensive School Parents Association will be held on March 12th at the Lanterns, details from 068 43501;

GABHA Beag Seamas O Nuallain who was executed on the 18th of April 1808, will be remembered on this Good Friday at Gunsboro, Lisselton at 12 noon.

CAMOGIE Club for North Kerry will meet at Emmets Clubhouse on Wednesday March 12th at 7.30pm, all are welcome.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto results for 29th Feb `08 Jackpot was E6,400, No Winner, numbers drawn were 1-7-16-18. Lucky Dips: Maggie Kennelly, Old School Road; Nancy Curtin, Tournafulla; Mags Whyte, Lisaniskea; Mary Kennedy, Main Street, Abbeyfeale; John Dore, Clieveragh, Listowel; Philomena Molyneaux, Knockanure; Bar Prize went to Pat Mulvihill; Next Weeks Jackpot E6,500. Lotto for 7th March, Jackpot E6,500 Numbers Drawn 7-14-21and 26, No Winner. Lucky Dips: Sharon Heaphy, Dirha East, Listowel; Pat Buckley, Lr. Athea; James Connolly, Trien Kilmorna; Rita Hannon, 9 willow Brook Listowel; Stuart Bourke, c/o T Finucane; Nora Moore, Kilmorna; Bar prize Mary Barry; next weeks Jackpot is E6.600.

CHARITY: First Communion dresses for a charity in Eritrea can be left at the Old Kennedy Home in Church Street, Listowel, contact Bride Mulvihill.

ESTUARY AC will train every Tuesday at the Moyvane Community Centre from 6pm to 7pm

I.C.A. Knitting evening takes place on Tuesday 11th March at 8.00pm. All knitters are invited to come along.

WALK: The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland are organising a walk along the Camino De Santiago, Spain. More information contact. Cathryn or Natasha on (01) 6781600 or email [email protected]

AL-ANON meet at Saleen Pier Clubhouse Ballylongford on Mondays; The Parish Office Abbeyfeale on Tuesdays and at the Old Kennedy Home, Church Street in Listowel on Wednesdays, all meetings at 8.30pm.

EVENTS for March: Hospice Good Friday walk is on March 21st , starts at 11am in Listowel at St Patrick’s Hall; Cheltenham Festival continues till March 14th; Staff at Bon Secours Hospital are holding a charity ball in aid of Enable Ireland on Friday March 14th at Ballygarry House Hotel, details from 066 7149 800; Clounmacon ICA will have a guest speaker to talk about grants for the elderly on the night of March13th, all are welcome; Talk on the Flight of the Earls will be given at Seanchai on March 13th by Padraig O Concubhair; International Brain Awareness Week continues till March 17th; Afternoon of Prayer will be held at Scartaglen Church on Passion Sunday March 16th at 2.45pm; Carers Association are holding a seminar at the Manor West Hotel on March 12th, details from 066 7121 399; Ceili will be held in Tournafulla on Friday 14th of March from 10pm; Nationwide Moon watch will be held on March 12th and the worldwide campaign to turn off the lights for one hour on Sat. 29th March at 8pm is receiving support; Friday 14th Feast of St Joseph; Listowel Mission Bazaar Group are holding a meeting in the New Sacristy, Listowel on Thursday 13th March at 8.30pm; Palm Sunday March 16th; Fairyhouse Racing Festival begins March 22nd; Good Friday is International Day Against racism; Easter Sunday March 23rd Dawn Mass in Tarbert at 6am; Lecture on the Original Trinity College Lands in Co Kerry will be given by Ken Nicholls at Tralee Library on Tuesday March 25th at 8pm; Threshold Shop and office will be officially opened at Milk Market Lane in Tralee on Friday March 14th; Bus to Knock for Mercy Sunday March 30th , details from 066 7124519. Circuit of Kerry Rally will be held on Sunday March 30th, service area is at Fels Point; Pilgrimage to Medjugorje leaves Kerry airport on May 3rd, details from 066 71 222 67;

GAA: u21 Kerry v Limerick March 15th; March 16th Mayo v Kerry in football and Kildare v Kerry in hurling; Easter Sunday Kerry v Mayo in hurling; Medical Welfare Committee of the GAA recommends that players over 14 should complete a cardiac screening questionnaire which can be found at

KDYS programme will be on Wednesday at 9pm on Radio Kerry.

INTERNET training for farmers, details from North Kerry Together at 068 23429.

MOOREPARK will hold an open day at Ballydague Research Farm on Thursday March 27th at 10.30am. Oak Park research estimated that they would use 85 litres of fuel to run machinery to produce a hectare of cereals.

RUGBY: On the 15th Italy v Scotland; England v Ireland and Wales v France.

Soccer; Recently Newtown Athletic lost to Killarney Celtic in the Denny Division 1B, score 2 to 1, Mark Hanrahan scored for Newtown. Newtown are at the bottom of their Division at present.

BURSARY: John Hunt Bursary of E3,000 to encourage the decorative arts, details from 061 312 960.

CONGRATULATIONS to Kenneth Culhane of Lisselton who is making a name for himself as a chef both at home and abroad, his grandmother was born in Moyvane, most of his relations are in the Moyvane Glin area.

ST JOHN’S: The Anniversary a comic farce continues till March 12th, details from 068 2566.

SIAMSA: Tralee Musical Society presents Back to the 80’s till March 16th, Lartigue Drama Group present The Anniversary on 18th and 19th, details from 066 7123055.

EASTER Arts Festival in Tralee runs from March 21st to 24th; Food and Craft air at KYS Tralee on Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd of March, time 11am to 4pm daily; French Market in Denny Street daily on 21st, 22nd and 23rd March; Beauty and Mystery of Life talk will be given at Kerry Museum on Saturday March 22nd at 4pm; Children’ Bumble Bee Festival runs from March 21st to 24th.

PILGRIMAGE to Fatima will leave Kerry Airport on May 11th `08, details from 066 7131328.

FRIENDLY Call service for the elderly, details from 066 7147 389.

AWARE can be contacted at 066 712 80 10.

ICA have set up a committee to mark their centenary in 2010, among the many high profile ICA women on the committee is the Moyvane Guild President Jill McCarthy.

POPE’S intentions for March; That people with learning disabilities be loved and respected so that they can live life to the full.

THOUGHT: To live to the depth of the grand adventure of faith it is necessary for us to see ourselves as poor, recognise ourselves as vulnerable, let ourselves love, Francois Vayne; The person who exposes himself to the adventure of unconditional love for their neighbour finds God, Karl Rahner.

AFRICA Magazine of March 08 contains the story of the life and times of Samuel Adjai Crowther who was born in Nigeria 1810 and became a slave at age 12, sold six times before being put on a slave ship, the ship was captured by the British Navy and the slaves were sent to Freetown where he was educated and eventually in 1864 was consecrated Bishop, he died 1891.

HISTORY: Kerryman March 1908 snippets; Feb. 15th well known Kerryman Michael Lynch died aged 74 years, details from the catholic Register of Kansas City; Hale and Hearty at 108 years was Kilgarvin woman Julia Lenihan, she vividly recalls the Liberator; Death took place of Mr T. F. Leahy of Church Street, Listowel, he was secretary of the Sportsfield Committee and the Young Ireland Society; Death of Fr. Fitzgerald of Swansea, his mother was granddaughter on Daniel O Connell; Subscriptions received for the victims of the Brandon drowning disaster included £5 from Murphy Brewer of cork; Godfrey got a month in jail with hard labour for assaulting a Kilrush painter who was working for Hannon in Listowel; Thomas Naughton who was home from India was charged with carrying a gun; The Farranfore Races were held on a fine day a large crowd attended and many prizes were presented; The March Fair in Tralee was poorly supplied with animals due to the wet and stormy weather prime beef 55s per cwt, mutton scarce 8d per lb, good demand for springers and stores; Pig fair 600 pigs made from 40s to 42s per cwt and 650 Bonham’s made 17s to 22s each.

Dorothy Wordsworth wrote in her diary on March 15th 1802; A sailor travelling from Liverpool to Whitehaven called. He was faint and pale, she sat by the fire with him talking for two hours, his adventures included a voyage to the coast of Guinea, he was on a slave ship with Captain Maxwell where a boy who lodged with pigs was half eaten by them and a boy set to watch in hot sin dropped down dead, he travelled for 30 days among the Indians of North America and was well treated by them, he would rather be in hell than be pressed, twice he escaped at night swimming from a Kings ship.

RECORDS of nine million Americans who enlisted from 1938 to `46 are available at

DEATHS of Listowel natives; Justin Stack, Catherine (Ina) McMahon nee Enright, Fiona Murphy Melaugh and Garry McMahon.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Stack, Eileen Eagan, Mick Liston, William Hudson, Timmy Driscoll, Pat Kennelly, Rose Galvin, Patrick Hughes, Margaret Relihan, Jimmy Beaton, Tommy Shanahan, Maureen Kinnane, Dan Joe Murphy,MASSES for the week beginning Monday March 10th at 7.30pm for Michael & Margaret O’Connell &Mary Enright; Tuesday. 11th 7.30pm Maurice & Mary Dowling & Sean Larkin; Wednesday 12th at9.15am For the People of the Parish; Thurs. 13th at 7.30pm Patrick & Margaret Windle ;Fri. 14th at 7.30pm Vigil for the Feast day of St. Patrick. Mass for Joseph Foley; Sat. 15th St Patrick (transferred) 10.00am Knockanure and 11.00am Moyvane and evening mass 7.30pm Elizabeth Fregne; Sun. 16th Palm Sunday Mass in Knockanure at 10.00am for Catherine Mulvihill and 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Maureen Kinnane.

READERS: 7.30pm Michelle Corridan & Chloe Mulvihill; 11.00am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan; 10.00am, Knockanure Kathy Kennelly & Mary Fitzgerald.

STATIONS of the Cross after Mass on Tuesday night in Moyvane, The Liturgy Group will lead us in the Way of the Cross.

Liturgy Group will meet immediately after Stations of The Cross in the Presbytery.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm, Knockanure Tuesday 10am to 6pm, Listowel every Tuesday and Wednesday. Adoration in Abbeyfeale open day and night on weekdays.

St Pio Prayer Group will meet in Listowel Church on Thursday 27th March at 7.15pm.

Medjugorje Prayer Group meet at St Patrick’s Hall on Monday March 10th at 8.10pm.