Knockanure Notes – 9th November, 2008

LARGE crowds are visiting graveyards since the first of November, the work of the graveyard committees over recent years have brought burial grounds up to a very high standard, we are all thankful for the work of dedicated volunteers.
JOB seekers are feeling hopeless in the present climate, if all who are unable to find work volunteered to do something while they are waiting for a job, it would solve many of the problems created by the recent cutbacks.
SCOR na nOg County Semi-Final will be held in Abbeydorney on Nov. 14th, details from 068 43108.
NO NAME Club: Shannonside No Name Club is holding a Church Gate Collection at Knockanure and Moyvane on 15th & 16th November. The club caters for young people between the ages of 15 and 18 years of age.
ST JOHN’S for November: Thursday 13th The Best of Traditional at the Racket; Friday 14th Corsetless a play about a woman seeking freedom in a mental facility; Saturday 15th Nights on Broadway- The Bee Gees Story; Tuesday 18th Tony Takitani at Japanese film about a man left with a roomful of designer clothes; Exhibition from 16th by Jim McKee, details from 068 22566.
SIAMSA : Circus Siamsa is on Saturday 15th at 2pm and 5pm.
GRIEF and Coping with Loss, A talk will be held in the Parish Centre, Tralee on Wednesday, November 19th at 8pm, all welcome. Abbeyfeale Bereavement Support Group , details from 068 31230.Ardfert Retreat Centre Sat 15th from 10am to 5pm healing service for people bereaved by suicide, details from 066 7134276
ICA Annual trip to Cork is on Wednesday Dec. 3rd, bus leaves Moyvane at 7am.
FUN Day for all the family will be held in the Marian Hall on Sunday Nov. 30th from 2pm to 4pm.
MASSABIELLE: The Story of Lourdes will take place at the KDYS Hall, Denny Street from Monday, November 17th to Tuesday, November 25th inclusive at 8pm (Matinee Sunday, November 23rd at 3pm). This is to mark the 150th anniversary of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes in 1858; production is directed by local born Fr Pat Ahern.
FOSTER a child, details from 061 328 336.
ALZHEIMER’S day care is available in Listowel on Tuesdays and Thursdays, volunteers needed, details from 068 23584.
RUGBY: Ireland v New Zealand on Saturday Nov. 15th , start 7.15pm, Argentina play Ireland on Sat. Nov. 22nd starting at 2.45 pm, both matches at Croke Park, Official Re-Opening of Thomond Park where Munster meet the All Blacks is on Tuesday 18th , Munster may try to emulate the men of 30years ago .
Crimestoppers 1800 25 00 25.
BOOK: Tarbert an Unfinished Biography was launched recently; it is written by Patrick Lynch.
AA Convention was held at the Brandon hotel last weekend, it was held in Tralee also in 2000, they have 2,000 members in this country.
CARROLL’S Hardware of Listowel is now celebrating their centenary.
WEST Limerick Set Dancing Club held their dance at the Convent Hall on Sunday last.
JOBS: Big rise in redundancies over the past months and the people who have jobs are not content but will get a rise of 6.5% over the coming months, speedy resolution of planning delays could bring much needed jobs at no cost to the state and bring a win win situation to everyone. Oil Terminal to be built at Foynes is expected to bring some new jobs to the district.
BEST Wishes to Sue Ann Lyons of Bealkilla and Paddy Windle of Moyvane who got married recently.
BUS will travel to Knock on Sunday December 7th, leaves Tralee at 4pm, more information from 066 7124519.
FULL Moon on the 13th of November, after some dry days the weather has returned to its usual heavy rain and a few bright spells.
STARS: Astronomy Ireland have organised a bus trip to Armagh on Nov. 29th to see the planetarium, details from 01 847 0777. ESO website have pictures with 27 million pixels taken over 55 hours of galaxies that are so distant that we see them when the universe was 2 billion years old.
BEST Wishes to Nora Relihan who has spent a lifetime contributing to the arts, Nora recently received a Civic Reception from Listowel Town Council.
CONGRATULATIONS to Louise O Connor of Moyvane and Timothy Kennelly of Inchamore who were married by Fr John Lucid at Moyvane Church on Friday October 31st `08. Best man was Denis Kennelly; groomsmen were James Kennelly, and John McGrath. Bridesmaids were Yvonne O Connor, Kerry Mullins, and Michelle Lynch. Junior Bridesmaid Sarah O Connor and flower girls were Mary Kate Hanrahan and Murienn Kennelly. Pageboy was Oisin Kennelly.
The Bride is daughter of Tom and Margaret O Connor and the Groom is son of Timothy and Marie Kennelly.
LEARN to make the most of your brain at Friday night classes in Listowel, starting Nov. 21st at 7pm, more information from 087 6403 251.
THANKS: Knockanure/Moyvane Cemetery Committee wish to thank sincerely the people who so generously contributed to the collection at the Cemetery Masses in Ahavoher, Murhur & Old Knockanure. The amount collected was ?5,000.
The Committee of Knockanure Community Centre wish to thank all the volunteers who gave their time to organize the Halloween Party on Friday night last which was a great success. We especially want to thank the Secondary school girls and boys who make the night so special for all the younger children. Drama classes for National school children will commence at Knockanure Community Centre on Friday November 14th from 6.30 – 7.30pm. The classes will run for a five week term . Further info on 068 49799 or mobile 086 8392787.GAA: Knockanure GAA are holding a race night in Flynn’s Bar on Fri. 21st Nov. Starting at 8.30pm.
DRAMA: New members welcome in the Athea Drama Group please contact Oliver McGrath, Sean Barrett or Margaret Reidy, last year the Drama Group donated E3,140 to Limerick Regional Hospital cancer treatment section.
ATHEA defibrillator training takes place on Monday nights at the Gables from 7 to 10pm, details if you want to volunteer for training from 086 310 32 33 . Number for Athea first Responders in case of heart attack is 087 27 37 077, always ring 999 also.
COOKERY: The Adult Education Department of Tarbert Comprehensive School are delighted to host a festive cookery demonstration aptly titled “Tastes of Christmas” at The Lanterns Hotel, Tarbert on Wednesday 26th Nov 2008 with Author, Broadcaster and Chef Instructor, Frank Moynihan. Please forward ?15 to N. Keenan, Adult Ed. Director, Tarbert Comprehensive School, to secure a ticket.
CLASSES: Hip Hop Dance classes will start at KDYS Listowel on Wednesday Nov. 12th from 6.30-8pm for 6 weeks, cost ?40. Guitar lessons will take place at KDYS Listowel starting Thursday November 13th from 5- 6.30pm. Classes run for 6 weeks at a cost of ?50. Enroll at KDYS Listowel for further info ring 068 23744.
VACCINE won’t provide protection against the HPV types not in the vaccine, or against existing HPV infections, regular Pap tests for all important to detect abnormal cells. 14 types of HPV cause cancer the vaccine only protects against two out of the 14. Cost of above vaccine in Australia is $450, the Irish price is E600 and the wholesale price is said to be $120 per injection and three are needed.
GOSPEL: Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship will hold an outreach meeting at the Grand Hotel Tralee on Monday evening November 10th at 8pm. The Guest speaker will be Patrick McCullough. Everyone is welcome, for details contact 068 23511.
THOUGHT: Forgiveness is the only way to break the cycle of blame — and pain — in a relationship… It does not settle all questions of blame and justice and fairness…But it does allow relationships to start over. In that way, said Solzhenitsyn, we differ from all animals. It is not our capacity to think that makes us different, but our capacity to repent, and to forgive. Philip Yancey.
EVENTS for November: Widows Association meet at the Mermaids on Tuesday 11th Nov. at 8.15pm; Medjugorje Prayer meeting was due to be held at St Patrick’s Hall on Monday 10th Nov. at 8.10pm, all are welcome; Farmers Market in Abbeyfeale and Listowel every Friday morning; Science Week continues to 16th Nov.; Downpatrick Twinning Committee will hold a meeting at Seanchai on Wednesday 12th Nov. at 7pm all welcome, details from 068 22212; West radio are having a night at the dogs in Tralee on Nov. 15th, details from 069 66200; Shoebox Appeal is now taking place locally; Volunteer Fair will be held at the Desmond College Newcastle West on Saturday 15th Nov. details from 069 79079; Clounmacon Annual Fashion Show will be held on Monday Nov. 17th at the Arms Hotel; Afternoon of Prayer will be held at Scartaglen Church on Sunday Nov. 16th at 2.45pm; RTE Symphony Orchestra will be at University of Limerick on Nov. 19th ; Craft Fair will be held at Loughill Resource Centre on Sunday 16th , details from 069 82158; Blood Donor Clinic will be held in Ballybunion on Nov. 20th , details from 1850 731 137; Irish Dinner Night will be held at IT Tralee on 26th Nov. at 6.30pm, details from 066 7191 806, Energy Roadshow is expected to be held at IT Tralee on Nov. 20th ; Ceol an Gheimhridh will be held at IT Tralee on 28th and 29th of November; Pallaskenry open day Nov. 27th, Clonakilty open day 28th Nov.; Teagasc Dairy Conference will be held at Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork on 26th of Nov., Nov. 11th Polish Independence Day; Universal Children’s Day Nov. 20th ; Nelius O Connor Traditional Music Festival runs from 21st to 23rd of Nov.;
100 years ago: Snippets from the Kerryman of October 24th 1908; Since the passage of the Smith anti-cocaine bill and the crusade against cocaine by the US Department of Health open sale of the drug has practically stopped. But city peddlers have sprung up to ply their trade; A Village in Worcestershire is described where the school with a motor launch is a perpetual joy for children, the teachers have motor cars, women’s agricultural club with 30 members study under competent teachers; The sale of the farm of Miss Bridget O Connor of Shonaway, Tarbert was due to be held at the Arms Hotel on November 6th 1908, details of sale from McCarthy Windle. Kerryman of Nov. 7th 1908 reports Faction Fight at Mary’s Street in Tralee, a large number of women arrested, they sang the Boys of Wexford as they were being carried in a wagon to the barracks; Gaelic League had 70 students at their Irish classes; Listowel Board of Guardians supported the Irish language at their meeting; Temperance Society in Tralee had a lecture and lantern slides of Rome presented by Fr Harty C.C.; GAA, Croke Cup to be played in Dublin, Kerry V Mayo on Nov. 22nd 1908, Killorglin beat Newtownsandes, the Newtownsandes men lacked experience , but they are the making of a first rate team; Mr M. J. Nolan of Moyvane treated Ballylongford and Newtownsandes teams royally in Tralee on Sunday last; Hurling is on the decline and Tralee Gaels are fond of Soccer; Listowel Court, Galvan charged with riotous behaviour, Dore and Callaghan fighting outside Temperance Hall, Leane, Barry, Griffin and Casey drunk, McAuliffe and Stack had no light on car, Byrne v Byrne over turf bank; Dillane and McCarthy failed to send children to school more than the minimum 75 days last year, Patrick O Sullivan claimed he was attacked at Horse Fair by Hayes, Enright McElligott a young lad named Power of Newtown was accused of starting the row during the Races; Nora Brosnan of Convent Street was charged under the licensing laws, she had no conviction in last 26 years; Climate damp, muggy and warm; Butter prices up by 1s to 2s , Irish Creamery Butter made 119s to 127s.
US Elections report: Hudson County spokesman Jim Kennelly said there are no reports suggesting that problems with the voting machines are causing the delays, but rather that it is the sheer volume of voters, delays of 20 minutes and half an hour were experienced.
CCE in America: Martin Mulvihill branch session was held on last Friday night at the AOH in Pearl River. Newly elected officers of the Martin Mulvihill Branch of Comhaltas are Margie Mulvihill, Frankie McCormick, Patty Furlong, Rose Conway Flanagan, John Reynolds. COLLECTION in aid of the Daniel O’Connell Memorial Church, Caherciveen restoration fund will take place on November 22nd/23rd at all Churches.
DEATH has taken place of Nora Dillon of Pilgrim Hill, Duagh, her husband of 52 years Tim survives her. She was born in Knockanure 86 years ago to William O Dowd and Mary O Connor. William came from Lisselton. Nora was predeceased by her siblings Margaret Ryan in England, Willie, Pat and Jerry O Dowd. Requiem Mass on November 6th `08 for Nora Dillon was celebrated in Duagh Church by Fr Paul Dillon, (no relation), following mass she was laid to rest at Springmount Cemetery. Han Dillon sister in law of Nora lived to 106 years.
DEATH took place on 23rd September `08 in Auckland New Zealand of Alphonsus O Kane brother of Mrs. Elizabeth O Dowd.
Death has occurred of Matthew J Tierney of Templeathea, he was predeceased by his wife Ellen O Connor and is survived by son John, daughters Mary, Joan, Nora and Jill who lives at Kilbaha. Following requiem Mass in Athea Church on Friday November 7th `08 Matt Tierney was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea.
Death took place on November 6th `08 of Tim Mulvihill, Glouria, Lisselton and late of Coolaclarig, he is survived by siblings John, Dan and Madge, Tim was predeceased by his sister Joan. Following Requiem Mass at Ballydonoghue Church on Sunday November 9th, Tim Mulvihill was laid to rest at John Paul Cemetery, Listowel. Tim Mulvihill was a great sportsman and many the races he ran, he was known as the Captain and his hearty laugh will be remembered by all who knew Tim.
Death has occurred of Mary Fitzgerald late of Skehenerin.
ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Rose Carrig, Catherine Brosnan, Mai Quillinan, Peg Reidy, James Walsh, Sr. Veronica O Neill, Billy Barry, Sr. Mary Brendan O Connell, Sr. Maria Kissane, Joe Scanlon, Ellen Hanrahan, Sr. Mary Tarrant, Sr. Imelda O Connor, Nora McMahon, Kitty Murphy, Mary Leahy, Mike Scanlon, Eileen Connell, John Fitzmaurice, Tom Reidy, Ann Looney, Kathleen Buckley, Mary O Sullivan, Peter Lewis, Bridget O Connor, Paddy Hurley, Mass on Friday 14th at 7.30pm for Michael and Denis Hanrahan; Mass on Saturday 15th at 7.30pm for deceased members of the ICA and Mass on Sunday in Knockanure at 10am for Jack Carmody. NOVEMBER Intentions Mass in Knockanure on Tuesday at 7.30pm and Moyvane November Intentions Mass is on Thursday 13th at 7.30pm.
READERS: Una Fitzmaurice, Elaine Hudson, Paul and Anthony Kiely, Brenda Clancy and Anne Stack.
ADORATION: Moyvane, Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure Tuesday 10am to 6pm. Adoration Abbeyfeale daily from 6pm to 8pm.
Tree of Remembrance is in Abbeyfeale Church for the month of November.
ROSARY will be said at the Famine Graveyard Listowel on the Sundays of November at 3pm. Anyone interested in joining