Knockanure Notes – 9th May, 2010

GAMES: Moyvane /Knockanure Community Games Athletics will be held at Moyvane Sports field on Tuesday May 18th at 5pm.

COMMUNITY Centre,  Active Retirement Day in Knockanure was due to take place on Monday 10th May, details from 068 49799.

CLINIC: The Physiotherapy Clinic is now open at the Knockanure Community Centre. For appointments please phone 087 7777600 or 061 320330 or 068 49799.

ANNUAL Afternoon in honour of Our Lady will again be held in Knockanure on Pentecost Sunday May 23rd, the usual walk from the Grotto to the Church with singing and prayer service will be held.

FLEADH: Anybody interested in taking part in the Fleadh Cheoil 2010, should contact the local branch secretary Bridget McCarthy before 16th May. Contact no. 068 49489 after 6.00pm.

KDYS Listowel are holding two summer camps this summer, 7-9 year olds 19th July – 23rd, 10 – 13 year olds 26th – 30th  For more information, please contact KDYS Listowel 068 23744.

SCHOOL: A new era has dawned in the education of the pupils in Scoil Chorp Chriost Knockanure N.S., last week saw the introduction of state of the art interactive Whiteboards in the school classrooms. This new technology will enhance and contribute to the learning opportunities of the children in the school and bring our classrooms into the 21st century. Well done to the Board of Management and Parents Association in the school who fundraised recently for the provision of these interactive boards.

COURSE:  Intensive Tuition Course starting shortly in Listowel for a small group (men and women) on Monday and Tuesday for 3 hours. Maths, Computers, Driver Theory, Health & Beauty and English are some of the topics that will be covered. Contact Mary at 068-23866.

CARING: The Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group for North Kerry were due to meet at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tues 11th May at 7.30pm. The evening will include a talk by the local co-coordinator of ASI Home Care Services. If you are caring for a relative, friend or neighbor come along to meet other Carers on Mon. 17th May at 12noon. Susie will talk to the group on Homeopathy. All are welcome for details on any of the above call Bridie 068-23584.

NEW Moon on May 14th, fine weather continues. The International Space Station can be seen till May 14th. Nice to see from Knockanure the wind turbines working in Asdee, Pallas and Athea producing clean electricity. The Food Safety Authority say they are monitoring the ash from the Icelandic Volcano and report that 58% of it is composed of silica and has 104 milligrams of water soluble fluoride per kg of ash. People are enjoying the lovely weather, Sunday morning grass was crisp with the frost and the Cuckoo appears to have been singing all night.

FAKE: There has been a huge rise in fake antivirus software, which tricks users into paying for useless software according to media reports.

AGM of Newtownsandes Co-op will be held in the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Wednesday May 26th at 8pm.The Creamery in Moyvane is a power house in the parish, giving a service to farmers, builders and householders, the Village is busy, the parish has numerous small operators in various trades servicing the community. It is noticeable that when the creamery closed in surrounding parishes every avenue of trade collapsed also. The early rising farmers set the headline even on Sunday morning when most are in bed at 8am suppliers are delivering their milk, even the squad car was touring around at 8.30am.

ROAD: A fine repair job was recently completed on the hill between Knockanure and Ahavoher, it was in a dreadful state following the winter frost, now all is well again.

EVENTS: Kingdom County Fair is on May 16th; Tommy Tiernan will be at the Arms Hotel on Thursday May 13th ; Ceili will be held at Tournafulla on Friday May 14th, starting at 9.30pm; Sci Fest will be held at IT Tralee on May 12th, 32 projects on view; Kerry School of Music will perform a show at the Glorach Theatre Abbeyfeale on Friday May 14th ; DeafHear have an outreach day at Listowel Citizens Information Centre on Friday May 14th from 10am to 12.30pm; Tea Dance will be held in Lixnaw on May 16th from 2.30pm; Afternoon of Prayer will be held at Scartaglen Church on Sunday May 16th at 2.45pm; The monthly car boot sale and indoor market in Newcastle West takes place on Sunday May 16th;  Comhlamh AGM will be held in Dublin on Sat. May 15th , details from 01 4783 490; Closing date for entries for the Kerry County Fleadh is the  21st May; Foroige Club is being formed in Duagh, they meet at the Family Centre in Duagh; Racing in Cork on May 14th and Limerick on the 16th; Summer Soccer School details available at 1890 653 653; Toastmasters Night at Newcastlewest on Wed. May 19th; Feile Siamsa Tire 21st, 22nd and 23rd of May; Killarney Mini Marathon starts at 3pm on May 23rd.

ST JOHN’S: Play called Eden is on Wed. 12th; Thursday 13th Piano Recital; Friday 14th exhibition by active retirement groups dedicated to memory of Mary Allen; Wed. 19th a play by Myles Breen called Language Unbecoming of a Lady, details from 068 22566.

CARNIVAL:  Tarbert is hosting Carnival weekend from June 11, to 14, 2010, complete with a comprehensive range of Amusements, Talent Show, Dancing, Fancy Dress, Donkey Derby, Tug-O-War, Racing that includes; Tots, Mothers, Fathers, Sack race , Wheelbarrow, Vintage car show, Vintage tractors, Vintage bikes, French market and much more.

TALENT: The Tarbert All Ireland Talent Show Competition where the winning act/group will receive 1000 euro and an audition to enter the All Ireland Talent Show is up and running. Entry fee for the event is only 10 euro and entrants are asked to post their entrance fee to the Secretary of Tarbert Community Care Centre c/o Post Office Tarbert, County Kerry before May 11, 2010.   

CONGRATULATIONS to John Goulding who had the Reserve Champion and Alan Quinn who had the best bull in his class at the recent Show and Sale at Castleisland Mart.

FLEADH by the Feale concert at the Convent Hall on May 2nd in Abbeyfeale was a great night of music and song Frankie Gavin and his band gave a great performance, but special mention must be made of the local St Joseph’s School Band and their teachers for their outstanding show on the night. Despite their great talents, they never travel to other local events where they would be greatly appreciated.

HEALTH: Irish Heart Foundation fundraising days 13th , 14th and 15th of May, Mini Marathon in aid of the Heart Foundation will start at the Brandon car park Tralee at 2pm on May 16th ; Diabetes Federation are holding a public meeting at the Meadowlands Hotel on May 17th at 8.30pm; Kerry Autism Action meet at the Abbeygate Hotel on Wed. May 26th at 8.15pm;

PILGRIMAGE: Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima runs from 10th to 17th of May;  St Pio Pilgrimage to Holy Cross Co Tipperary takes place on Sunday May 30th, bus leaving Tralee at 8.30am.  Bookings:  066 7124519.Lough Derg Pilgrimage June 5th to 7th, details from 068 31232; Pilgrimage to Iona, also visiting Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Lough Lommond, Lough Ness & Inverness, from May 29th to June 5th , ring 066 7131328 for more information; Walk in the footsteps of St Paul, this will take place in Turkey from September 24th – October 8th.  Spiritual Director:  Dr Joseph Nolan.  For information, contact Niamh O’Malley at 01 8235448.

AGE and Opportunity are celebrating during May the creativity of older people, various events are advertised in local press, last year about 57,000 people were involved.

THOUGHT: An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered says Gilbert Keith Chesterton.

CENSUS of Agriculture will be held on June 1st 2010, the census was held every year from 1847 to 1953, they were taken every five years from 1960 to 1980, the census is now taken every 10 years, the questionnaire this year is eight pages long.

OUR Lady: The statue  Our Lady of Limerick in St Saviour’s church, Limerick  is made of oak was brought by Patrick Sarsfield  from Flanders in 1640. The Patrick Sarsfield we know from the  Siege of Limerick lived 50 years later. The Statue and the Sarsfield Chalice were hidden in St Mary’s Churchyard to save them from looters; Our Lady of LaSalette (France 1846); Our Lady of the Pillar in Saragossa, Spain c 40 AD ;Our Lady of Walsingham ,England c 1061 ;
Our Lady of the Rosary , Prouille, France (1208) ;Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Aylesford, England (1251) ;The Black Madonna – Czestochowa, Poland (1382) ; Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal – Paris, France (1830) ;Our Lady of Knock – Knock (1879) On her right stood St. Joseph, his head inclined towards her. On her left stood St. John the Evangelist, dressed as a bishop, to the left of St. John was an altar on which stood a lamb and a cross surrounded by angels; Lourdes, Our Lady appeared 18 times to Bernadette Soubirous, in the grotto of Masabielle, Lourdes in France in 1858; Fatima, On the 13 of May of 1917 Our Lady appeared for the first time at Fatima and the apparitions took place on the 13th. of the month for the next 8  months; Five First Saturdays revealed by the Blessed Virgin Mary to Sister Lucia December 10th. 1925, while she was kneeling in the Convent Chapel; Guadalupe, Our Lady appeared in Mexico in the year 1531 to an Indian named Juan Diego; Akita, In 1973, the Blessed Virgin Mary gave Sister Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa in Akita, Japan three messages through a statute of Mary; Our Lady of Lavang – La’Vang, Vietnam, The first apparition of the Lady of Lavang was in 1798, when the persecution of Vietnamese Catholics began. Our Lady  continued to appear to the people in this same place during 100 years of persecution in Vietnam.

PHOTOS: Goodyear tyre and Rubber Company have 250,000-item photo collection. The University of Akron’s Archival Services, a division of University Libraries, has received a two-year, $303,000 grant to index and digitise the collection. LDS Church is to spend 10 years digitising their 3.5 billion images at their Granite Mountain Records Vault.

CELEBRATION of Stillness was due to take place in St. John’s Church on Tuesday night May 11th at 8pm.  Guest Speaker Sr. Stan with music by Eoin Duignan & St, John’s Choir directed by Fr Pat Ahern.

PRAYER: Weekend of prayer and meditation at Ardfert Retreat Centre runs from May 14th to 16th, details from 066 713 4276.

MASS on RTE Radio from Duagh on May 16th at 10am; DEATH took place on May 1st 2010 of Patrick Bunce of  Leitrim East, Moyvane. He was son of Michael Bunce and Mary Mulvihill. His siblings were Michael, Nicholas, Mai, Nora, Hannah, Bridget, Margaret, Theresa and Helen. Following requiem Mass at Moyvane Church on Wednesday May 5th celebrated by Fr Lucid P.P. Patrick Bunce was laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard.  

DEATH took place on Wednesday May 5th 2010 of Mattie Kennelly Knockanebrack, Lyreacrompane, Listowel. He was predeceased by his wife Eileen Stack and is survived by his sister Bridie Leahy at the Nursery, Beenanasbig  and Sheila. Mattie was predeceased by siblings Peg, Nellie, Kitty, Noreen, Patrick, and Mary. Following Requiem Mass at Lyreacrompane Church on Saturday May 8th , celebrated by Fr McMahon assisted by Fr. Lucid, Fr. Dillon, and his cousin Fr Nolan. Mattie Kennelly was laid to rest at Springmount Cemetery, Duagh. Mattie was aged 82 years and son of Matt Kennelly and Margaret Brosnan.

DEATH took place in Australia of Con Synan, late of Skehenerin he was laid to rest in Australia. Con was aged 79 years and is survived by his brother Pat, he was predeceased by eight of his siblings.

ANNIVERSARIES: Noreen McCarthy, Michael Relihan, Sr. Patricia Langan, Tom Higgins, John Flavin, George Fitzmaurice, Mary Dunfort, Mary Hudson, William Flaherty, Gortaglanna Tragedy, 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, Dick O Connor, Mass on Wed 12th at 9.15am for Deceased members of the Galvin Family, Glenalappa; Mass on Thurs. 13th at 8.00pm For the People of the Parish; Mass on Fri. 14th at 8.00pm for Jack & Maud Fitzmaurice; Mass on Sat. 15th at 8.00pm for James & Annie O’Callaghan; Mass on Sun. 16th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Martha & Timothy O’Sullivan and the

11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Ned Sheehy.

FIRST Holy Communion in Moyvane on Saturday May 15th at 11am.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm

Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Eucharistic Procession in Listowel on May 30th at 1pm.

COLLECTION: Kerry Mission Outreach E706.40;  Trocaire E2,586.61

READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan; 11.00am David Murphy & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure 16th May Patricia & Andrew Rogan

ROSARY: The I.C.A. will recite the Rosary each Tuesday night for the month of May at the Grotto Moyvane at 7.30pm. Please join us. Rosary will be recited at the Clounmacon Grotto every Friday at 8pm. in May.

ICA: There will be a Mass in the Marian Hall on Tuesday 11th May at 8.30pm to celebrate the inauguration of Noreen McEvoy as Kerry I.C.A. Federation President, everyone welcome.

LATIN Mass will take place at Holy Cross Dominican Church Tralee next May 16th at 1.30pm.

YEAR For Priests, the Diocesan information evening will be held on Wednesday, May 12th at 7pm.  To book phone Fr Liam Lovell on 066 7133169.

ST BRENDAN’S Feast Celebrations;  Friday May 14th, Pagent and Lecture, 8pm at St Joseph’s Church, Fenit; Saturday May 15th  Walk The Brendan Way  9:30am, St Joseph’s Oratory;
Sunday May 16th at  9:30am, Mass of St Brendan; at 11:00am, Musical Interlude St Brendan’s Statue and at 2:00pm, Mass, O’Leary’s Island, depending on the weather, details from 066 7136376.

RALLY For Life in Belfast on  Sat., 3rd July, 2010. Contact Eileen at  087 9529561 for more information.