Knockanure Notes — 9th October, 2016

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 10th October 2016.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/ 49799.  New members especially welcome.

ICA: Any Organisation/Group who has items for inclusion in the Time Capsule can hand them in at the Marian Hall (kitchen) on Tuesday evening 11th October 7-8pm.  ICA meeting at 8pm. (Sewing evening)

CHIROPODIST: in the Marian Hall on Thurs 13th Oct at 10.30am.  To book contact Eileen Quinn on 49472.

JOHNNY CRONIN SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING: will be holding adult Irish Dancing Classes (18 and over) for fun and fitness on Tues nights at 8.45pm in the Marian Hall.  No experience needed, all welcome.  Info from Johnny 087/1151461.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results from draw held on Friday 7th Oct. 2016 were as follows:

No winner of €15,700. Numbers drawn were 10, 16, 17, 28. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were 1. John Watts, c/o Ploughman Abbeyfeale; 2. Andrew Moloney, Derry, Listowel, c/o Speedy’s; 3. Catriona Kenrick, c/o Ploughman, Abbeyfeale; 4. Jim Connolly, Trien, Kilmorna; 5. Elaine Sharpe, Lisaniska, Kilmorna, c/o Collins. Next draw to be held on Friday 14th October with a jackpot of €15,800.

SYMPATHY: The Knockanure GAA Football club would like to offer our sincere sympathies to Mike and Mary Stack, Keylod and their two sons Daniel and David on the untimely passing of their son and brother Tommy. Our thoughts are with Tommys Family, friends and neighbours at this time. RIP

DEATH: Sr. Mary Aquin (Ella) O’Carroll, Cahirdown & Convent of Mercy, Weymouth, England.

ANNIVERSARIES: Kathleen Fuller, Hannah Hyland, Murt Downes, Harry Stackpool, Bishop James Collins, Annie Flynn, Paddy Horgan, Margaret Shine, Pauline Quinn, Marguerite Clancy, Ned O’Connell, John Mahony, Pat Stack, Michael Burke, Tommy Reidy, Michael O’Connor, Mary O’Connor, Maggie Enright, Martin O’Connell. Mass Moyvane: Wed 12th at 7.30pm for Margaret McPhillips, Cork. Sat 15th  at       7.30pm Joan Mulvihill, Sun 16th  at  11.00am for Peggy Austin (Rec Dec). Knockanure Mass, Thurs 13th at 9.30am NB, Maureen O’Sullivan, Cork (Rec Dec). Sun 16th  at 10.00am for Nancy Shanahan, Cork (Rec Dec).

MASS Moyvane; Mon 10th at 7.30pm, Thanksgiving for all who were so supportive to Larry Whelan & Family, Bishopstown, on the death of his  wife Carmel.

JOURNAL; Athea Parish Journal are seeking articles and photos.

RAMBLING HOUSE: at Knockalougha on 3rd Tuesday of each month, next meeting 18th Oct.

CASEMENT: Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Roger Casement: the man 1864 – 1916. Speaker: Seán Seosamh Ó Conchubhair on Thurs 13th Oct from 8pm to 10pm. More info 066713 4276.

RED HURLEY IS COMING TO ABBEYFEALE: A concert featuring the gospel songs of Red Hurley will take place in the Church of the Assumption on Friday, October 15 at 8pm with tickets available from Sean Broderick, Moss the Farmer, David Wards, Pat Buckley’s, Heavenly Gifts and O’Donoghue’s Convent St.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY Will hold Writing Workshops every Tuesday Morning for the month of October and November from 11 am – 12 noon. The Workshops are facilitated by Kerry County Councils Writer in Residence Máire Holmes, starting on October 4th. Please contact the Library to secure your place on 068-23044.

LECTURE entitled ‘The Palatines – the Plain, Serious, Artless People’ will be presented by Pádraig O Conchubhair, O.S. and Author  Tralee Library at 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th October. All are welcome. Organised by the Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society

BALLYBUNION COMMUNITY CENTRE: Annual Craft and Food Fair on Saturday 15th October from 2 to 6pm, More details (068)  27799.

COLAISTE IDE DINGLE  open days 15th and 16th October for academic for 2017, 2018,  and future years   Tel: 066 9151211

RETIREMENT party at the Top of the Town on Saturday night, October 8th for Amina Parkes, who recently retired from Westbury Medical Centre.

CHARILE BIRD SPEAKS ON THE MISSIONS: on Monday, October 17th at 8pm in the Rose Hotel, on his experience of visiting Missionary projects in the Philippines and Korea. Caroline Reid of the Irish Refugee council will speak on Ireland’s response to the global refugee crisis. This event is being hosted by the Diocese of Kerry in celebration of world Mission Day.

GALA CONCERT in aid of Pieta House will take place Ardagh Church on Sunday, October 16.

Tickets available from 086 8123855.

AN AUTUMN CONCERT; with The Kerry Choral Union and German String Orchestra at The Rose Hotel on Wednesday October 12th at 7.30pm. Admission Free.

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE: On Saturday, October 22 next Dromtrasna will come alive with runners and walkers, young and old, to show their support for, Milford Hospice Services.

KERRY AND LISTOWEL ALZHEIMER’S DAYCARE RESPITE Are you a caring person with time to spare? If so, the North Kerry and Listowel Alzheimer’s Daycare Respite facility at Listowel Family Resource Centre is seeking volunteers on Tuesday/Thursday mornings. Further details available from Bridie on (068 23584).

PILGRIMAGE TO CLONFERT FOR THE YEAR OF MERCY: Wednesday October 12th. Coach leaving Tralee at 8am. Contact O’Shea’s on 066 7180123 or Ann Lawlor on 087 7456092.

ROSARY:  15 Oct There will be a Public Rosary coordinated nationally by Ireland Needs Fatima on Saturday the 15th of October.    Details for Kerry are as follows: on Saturday 15th October in the Square, Listowel at 4pm. For more information contact Denis 0876590551. The Square, Tralee, at 4pm The Grotto, Rock Road, Killarney at 4pm; Rahela Grotto, Ballyduff at 3pm; The Grotto, Gneeveguilla Village at 4pm. Public prayer is powerful.  All welcome.

ST JOHN’S: Thu 13th Don Stiffe. One of Ireland’s foremost ballad and folk singers, Don Hails from Galway and his debut solo album, ‘’Start of a Dream’’ was released in 2006 to critical acclaim.

Sun 16th, Be My Love – The Mario Lanza Story. Written and presented by Cathal Mac Cabe, the show features Frank Ryan, Sarah O Mahoney- Soprano and Thomas Doyle- Piano.

Tues 18th Far From The Madding Crowd. A play based on the most endearing of Thomas Hardy’s novels.  Wed 19th, The Vanbrugh Quartet, details from 068 22566.

ADULT LITERACY & BASIC EDUCATION CENTRE, there are some spaces still available in the following courses. QQI Level 3 Caring for Children, QQI Level 3 Maths, QQI Level 3 Computers, Please ring Mary on 068 23866.

INTERNET SKILLS FOR THE FARMING COMMUNITY RUNNING IN TRALEE, CASTLEISLAND, LISTOWEL, DINGLE. MON 17TH OCT @ 7.30PM NORTH KERRY COLLEGE Internet Skills for Farmers is a 6 week course costing €40. Classes will run for two hours per week. To register your place phone 066 7120877.

IN AID OF THE HOPE FOUNDATION A 10k Run/Walk Will Be Held In Duagh On Sunday 16th October At 9.30am. Registration At The National School From 8.30am.

SAFER COMMUNITIES Listowel Gardaí will present a talk on: Safer communities Thursday October 20 at 11am. Venue; Listowel Family Resource Centre Further details from Toni on (068) 23584.

ALZHEIMER’S CARER’S SUPPORT GROUP The monthly meeting of the Alzheimer’s Carer’s Support Group takes place at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday. October 11 at 12.30pm.

MEDJOGRE PRAYER GROUP will meet on Monday 10th October at 7.30pm. in the Adoration Room, Listowel.

COURSE ON PRAYER FROM NEW CATECHISM WITH FR SEAN O SHEEHY. Continues on Monday, October 10th from 7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. in the Parish Meeting Room. The topic is Prayer and the Bible. All are welcome!

RTE RADIO MASS: In preparation for our 11.00 a.m. Mass which will be broadcast on RTE RADIO on Sunday, Oct. 23rd   (Mission Sunday) a practice will take place in the Listowel Church on Tuesday night, Oct. 11th beginning with the Readers at 7.15 p.m. and the Choir at 8.00 p.m.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA DEVOTION: Moment of prayer and reflection with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 11.00am to 2.00pm ending with Benediction at  Our Lady’s Altar on Thursday next 13th October. All are welcome.

PRESENTATION CLASS OF 1966: A reunion for the Presentation Secondary School, Leaving Cert Class of 1966 will take place at the Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday, October 29th, 2–5pm. For further information contact Anne Kelliher, 086 8094448. If attending let Anne know by Oct. 21st at the latest. This will be an informal affair.

TALK: Ardfert Historical Lecture Series. Speaker Seán Seosamh Ó Conchubhair on Thursday, October 13th from 8.00-10.00pm on Roger Casement the Man 1864-1916.

TOUR; Irish Rambling House Tour of Britain 2016 .The following are the dates and venues for the shows which commence at 8pm. Thursday, October 27th, Charlton Irish Club Manchester. Friday, October 28th, Birmingham Irish Centre. Saturday, October 29th, Harrow Arts Centre London. Sunday, October 30th, St Joseph’s Parish Centre Luton. Contact for ticket details for the four shows.

CONTEST: Winners of the 2016 European Union Contest for Young Scientists Announced

Between 15 and 20 September 2016, close to 140 young scientists aged between 14 and 21 presented a total of 80 projects from 37 countries to a panel of international judges at the Tour & Taxis Sheds in Brussels, Belgium.

The second prizes went to teams from Germany and Canada and the third prizes were awarded to projects from Ireland, the Czech Republic and South Korea.

SPACE: The International Space Station is visible in Irish evening skies from October 3rd to 19th.

THOUGHT: Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.

Ambrose Bierce.

South Wales Weekly Post 11th January 1919.

OVER THE ATLANTIC.  Mystery of Aeroplane Flight NEWFOUNDLAND TO IRELAND. There is considerable mystery about a supposed flight of the Atlantic by aeroplane, which is rendered all the more confused by a new story- confirming that published in some detail by American papers a few weeks ago. The United States Naval Institute Proceedings, an official publication, confirms the report of a light of a De Haviland aeroplane from Boston, New Jersey, via Newfoundland, to Europe. It states that the aeroplane, carrying four passengers, left Graves Harbour, on the Newfoundland coast, at 7 a.m. on July 28th, and maintained a height of 15,000 feet for 24 hours and 10 minutes, ending at Dingle Bay, Kerry, Ireland, at 11.12 a.m. on July 29th. En route the aeroplane encountered an American troopship, which was saluted, and the crew of the aeroplane were congratulated by a destroyer by wireless. The flight deviated a number of degrees southward until a destroyer was encountered several hundred miles off Ireland, when a due north course was followed for about 55 miles, after which the eastward course was resumed. The distance from Graves Harbour to Dingle Bay is between 1,600 and 1,700 miles, and would thus give an average speed of something like 57 miles an hour.

Evening Express 15th March 1901

IRISH COMEDY. Mr. REDDY (.N.. King’s County, Burr) asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether his attention had been called to the case of the larceny of Quinlan’s ass (laughter) which was the one case to go before the grand jury at Tullamore Assizes, and to the remarks of Mr. Justice Johnston in respect of the amount of the expenses incurred; and would he direct the re-payment of the expenses which fell on the ratepayers. The ATTORNEY-GENERAL for IRELAND: I am asked to reply to this question. (Laughter.) My attention has been called to the report of the remarks of Mr. Justice Johnston on the occasion referred to, but I cannot say whether the report is accurate or not. The depositions disclosed a strong prima facie case for investigation. (Laughter.) My colleague, the Solicitor- General for Ireland, in the ordinary course directed the prosecution to be taken up by the Crown. The expenses are paid by the Exchequer. Mr. REDDY: Is it not true that Mr. Justice Johnston censured the Crown solicitor for bringing forward the case, and the latter said he brought it at the express direction of the Attorney-General. Would the Attorney-General now pay the cost? (General laughter.) The ATTORNEY-GENERAL: I am not aware that the learned judge said anything of the kind, and I certainly will not pay the cost. (Laughter.) Mr. FLAVIN (N., Kerry, N.): Can the right hon. gentleman say what was the age of Quinlan’s ass? (Great laughter.) The SPEAKER: Order, order. Mr. ROCHE (N., Galway, E.): I desire to know whether the Attorney-General will act on the suggestion of Mr. Justice Johnston, viz. that Quinlan’s ass, when he came to an end, should be stuffed and kept carefully in the museum in Dublin. (Roars of laughter.)

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