07 August 1 Knockanure KNOCKANURE GRAVEYARD Mass: Lislaughtin Wednesday August 1st at 8pm; St Mary’s Cemetery Tarbert Friday August 3rd at 7.30pm; Ahavoher Graveyard Mass (Gale Bridge) Monday August 6th at 8pm; Old Knockanure Churchyard Mass August 7th at 8pm and Murhur Churchyard Mass is on August 8th at 8pm. KNOCK: Sr. Briege Mc Kenna will be at Knock on August 13th `07, details of bus from 066 7180123. Clounmacon Pilgrimage to Knock leaves the Community Centre Clounmacon at 7am on Friday August 17th , details from 068 21773. LOUGH Derg Pilgrimage bus leaves on Friday August 10th, details from 068 31232, one of the artefacts on display in the Island Church is a small homemade timber cross which was found on Mary O Donnell of Derry who died in a boating accident on 12th of July 1795. A Tea and Toast Morning will be held at several venues around the country in aid of Lough Derg on Friday August 17th, they still have a debt of about E1.5 million following restoration work on the Island. BUS to Ballybunion from the Square in Listowel every Tuesday during July and August leaving at 11am and 3.30pm, the return journey leaved Ballybunion at 11.30am and 4pm, details from 1890 528 528. ST Pio Ordination commemoration will be held at St Francis College Rochestown, Co Cork on August 12th at 2.30pm, all are welcome. FAREWELL Party for Fr Padraig Kennelly will be held at the River Island Hotel, Castleisland on August 14th starting at 8pm. MASS at the Lanterns on Wednesday August 1st at 8pm. MEDJUGORJE Pilgrimage runs from October 5th to 12th `07, Contact 066 7122267 for more information. TEENTXT was launched in Dec. 2005, they have received over 17,000 texts to May of this year, teen to 50101. EVENTS for August: 7th Annual Duagh Poker Run takes place on Saturday 4th , proceeds in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital, 150 bikes will be involved and they will visit 8 towns and villages, following the event a night will be held at the Fr Casey Clubhouse in Abbeyfeale also on the following day Sunday a Family Day will be held at O’Brien’s Bar Duagh ; Dan Paddy Andy Festival at Lyrecrompane (3rd to 6th); Sean McCarthy Festival in Finuge (3rd to 6th); Seisiun will be held at the Arms Hotel every Wednesday at 9pm and at the Devon Hotel every Thursday night during the holiday season, Summer Outdoor Entertainment will be held at Listowel Castle commencing on each Friday at 1.30pm, a blend of traditional music and song performed by local artists, all are welcome, on Friday August 3rd Letters of a Country Postman will be performed by Call Back Theatre at 1.30pm. Water safety classes in Ballybunion on August 6th details from www.iws.ie; farmers Market in Listowel every Friday from 10am to 2pm; Car boot sale in Newcastlewest in aid of West Limerick Radio on Sunday morning August 5th; GROW meet every Wednesday at North Kerry Together at 8pm; Lartigue Railway open daily 2pm to 5pm, details from 068 22212; Dublin Horse Show August 8th to 12th; Spraoi Chiarrai traditional dance, song and storytelling will be held at Deenagh Lodge Killarney on August 18th 2-4pm, details from 087 2814550; Newcastle West Flower Show is on 15th and 16th of August at the Community Centre; Trip to the Midlands on Monday August 13th , details from 069 62 306; Man UTD supporters will meet at the Gables Athea on August 2nd at 9pm; Kilkenny Arts Festival runs from 10th to 19th of August, among the many events is a symposium on De Valera on Thursday 16th of August at 6pm, details from www.kilkennyarts.com NORTH Kerry Advertiser has a bit on farming, gardening, health and Fr Moore writes on Strawberries now, but not at Christmas. By the way a fine crop of blackberries are on a Sunnyside wall at New Ross at present, local blackberries are still far from mature. PUCK at Killorglin festival must be tagged because of new regulations, the festival runs from 10th to 12th of August. GOLF: Listowel Celtic Soccer Club have a Golf Classic at Newcastlewest Golf Club on August 10th , details from 087 7800 682. SUMMER School will be held at Mitchelstown from August 3rd to 5th. Billy Keane will perform the official opening at 8.30pm in the Firgrove Hotel on Friday August 3rd , it will be followed by a lecture from Donncha O Dulaing, details from 025 859 72. FLEADH: 56th All Ireland Fleadh will be held at Tullamore from August 19th to 26th, a Scoil Eigse will be held in conjunction with the Fleadh, 100 volunteers will run the event where 10,000 will perform in over 130 competitions, more information from email@example.com SLIABH Luachra Summer School will run from August 6th to 12th, Seminar on Captain Francis O Neill will be held on Saturday 11th ;a conducted tour will take place on Sunday 12th of August, details from 087 220 5566. TINTEAN: Farmers Market every Sunday from 10am to 2pm, The second annual Shannonside Stage School was due to begin on Monday July 30th ; Brendan Bowyer Sunday August 12th and Brendan Grace on 26th of August, details from 068 28003. TIRE recycling firm Tyregenics opened on Wednesday last a £4 million tire recycling facilities in Neath Port Talbot in South Wales. Bridgestone Corp. recently opened a plant to retread aircraft tires in China. STARS: Astronomy Ireland holds its annual fund-raising Star-B-Q event in the grounds Roundwood GAA Club Co. Wicklow on September 8th `07, a large number of telescopes will be on view at the event. Scientists recently found a large Earth like planet that orbits a red dwarf star, details from http://www.eso.org/public/outreach/press-rel/pr-2007/ THOUGHT: Deuteronomy 22:6 it states: “If a bird’s nest happens to be before you along the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, with the mother sitting on the young or on the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young; you shall surely let the mother go, and take the young for yourself, that it may be well with you and that you may prolong your days.” God keeps giving Himself as long as we bring that into which He can pour Himself. And when we stop bringing, He stops giving, Alexander MacLaren; I hide behind my pride and self-pity, withdrawing from you and others. Give me the hope I need and help me never to be afraid to begin again, anonymous. ST JOHN’S for August: Wednesday 1st Vanity Vapours and Dizzy Debutantes, a comedy; Thursday August 2nd The Maids of Erin a group of North Kerry and West Limerick musicians; Thursday and Friday 9th and 10th Bell, Book and Candle, a comedy. RACING: Many from the Parish have gone to the Galway races, last week some farmers were rushing to complete work delayed due to the constant rain, last year 220,000 attended the Galway Races , the prize money at this years festival on E1.9 million, racing continues till Sunday August 5th. PLANS: Draft Village plans are available for inspection at County Council offices. TRIP: Farmers from the district went on a field trip on Friday July 27th last to see Miscanthus Grass or sometimes known as Elephant Grass, first farm was Kehoe of Kilsheelan , Co Tipperary, then on to Byrne’s of Enniscorthy, a meeting was held in Kilkenny to inform farmers on the future of growing Miscanthus. Without grants the return from planting renewable energy crops will be low, even though the crops were planted on the best tillage land, there were many blanks in the planted crops that were visited on the day. The day was fine only one shower slightly disrupted schedule. The group stopped at Cahir for a rest and there to view was the mighty 13th Century Norman stone castle. Cahir was known as the Quaker Town , they controlled the corn milling industry which flourished in the 19th Centaury, the present town’ appearance dates from the 1840’s. Cahir has a lovely riverside park and several sights worth visiting around the town. Snippets of news in the Kilkenny papers include; the death in a car crash of Vanessa Mc Garry and Mary Lonergan; Pensioner scares criminal with gun; New Mart and agri- complex costing E80 million opened, proceeds of first animal sold in new mart is going to an orphanage in Columbia; Bagnelstown will have bungee jumping and hot air balloons at their festival; Keenan recently opened a E8 million Manufacturing and R&D Centre at Borris; Gambia awarded ISO 393 energy accreditation; Samaritans celebrate awareness day with Kilkenny Gospel Choir and band; CONGRATULATIONS to Ned O Sullivan on being elected to the Senate, Ned was elected in the early morning of July 25th `07, the margin was 1.25 votes. Ned headed the poll at the 2004 County Council elections. BEST wishes to Jackie Finucane of Clounprohus who is a present availing of her Gaeltacht Scholarship. BEST Wishes to Maureen Burke nee Buckley of Leitrim Moyvane who now resides in a retirement home near Kilsheelan, he mother was Margaret Roche. Maureen had a broad smile when I mentioned her old Moyvane school pals, sadly most are not with us any longer. WEDDINGS: The marriage took place at Athea Church on July 21st `07 of Katie Horgan and John Scanlon both of Athea, best man was Joe Kelly, groomsmen were Jamie Hayes, Tony Dalton and Michael Scanlon, Bridesmaids Niamh Moloney, Diane Shine, Eibhlin McGrath and Amy Horgan. Flower girl Alanah Scanlon and pageboy was James Moran. Katie is daughter of John and Doris Horgan and John is son of Brian and the late Joan Scanlon. The marriage took place in Moyvane Church on Saturday July 21st `07 of Pamela Lewis daughter of Alvin and Sheila of the UK and Moyvane and Lawrence Broughan son of Mary and Eamon of Rathangan, the couple held their reception at the Arms Hotel and they will live in Moyvane. The marriage took place on Friday July 20th `07 at Killarney Registry Office of Pamela Lewis and Laurence Broughan both of Moyvane. The Beas man was Liam Broughan and bridesmaid was Patricia Noonan. HARRY Potter: Sabrina Kennelly aged 13 years of St Paul’s has read 6 Harry potter books and is now reading number 7, she also has seen all the Harry Potter films. KDYS Youthreach Journal was recently launched in Listowel, they also have summer trips arranged, details from 068 23744 DANCERS: 2743 Israeli Arab Debka dancers recently entered the Guinness Book of Records. HISTORY: Headlines from the Kerryman of July 26th 1947; Killarney water scheme to cost £47,000; President visits Killarney; Corkman heads world body; Poultry population in alarming decline; Food shortage affecting rural communities; Eight North Kerry en charged with riotous behaviour; Irish have made the grade in all walks of life in Australia says High Commissioner; Kerry should retain their Provincial Title; End of known mineral resources now in sight, hunt is on for new lodes. Bits from Kerryman of August 2nd 1947; Champions got there in both finals, but only just; No prospect of increase in sugar ration; Turf Supply for winter cause alarm, a front page story; Hundreds of South Kerry men sigh in for work in British sugar industry; Good news for Europe’s hungry children; Tree words in buying clothes suitability, durability and quality; North Kerry nun dies in Australia and Fr John Brosnan on holiday from his mission dies; Church faces problems in Independent India; Boy who learned to paint with flowers and became a famous painter; Kerry teachers and the abnormal increase in book prices; A £100, 000 swindle 70 years ago; Listowel Big Fair, 400 Bonham’s in Listowel market; North Kerry Show an outstanding success; American Aid for Europe; Aer Lingus new service. Boston Globe in the 1850s carried advertisements seeking information on the following with Knockanure connections; Johanna and John Cleary, John Green, Patrick Kelly, John and Thomas Langan, Margaret Murphy, Maurice Relihan, John Moore, Richard and Catherine Stack and Thomas Walsh; Two Moyvane families Denis, Mary and Tom Cavanagh, Ann, Matt, and Margaret Lawler. Relatives seeking information on Thomas White born c1865 of Glenagore, Athea and his wife Mary Hunt daughter of James Hunt and Bridget Carroll of Carrueragh, Knockanure. First attempt to lay cable from Valentia to America began on August 5th 1857. Dan Ahern of Athea in August 1907 came second in the long jump in Tralee, he later competed at Celtic Park in July 1910 and created world record in the Hop step and Jump. Bell Telephone Company founded in July 1877, Alexander Graham Bell born March 3rd 1847, died August 2nd 1922; BOOK: Hiring Fairs and Market Places by Mary Blair is available from Appletree Press. SOLAR Flare of 1859 was one of the most widely observed event in history, superheated gas collided with our atmosphere and caused a huge magnetic effect, 2007 is the International Heliophysical Year and many astronomers across the earth will be studying the sun. Dr Stewart Clarke who has written a book on the Sun Flare of 1859 will speak at Cork Millennium Hall on Monday August 13th at 8pm. STAFF absenteeism amounted to 6 million days last year. Council Bonus Scheme is limited to directors of services and above, last year 274 officials applied for bonuses and all received them, bonuses can amount to E10,000, it is public knowledge the shortcomings of some officials, yet they got their money. NEW Minister for the Environment John Gormly is planning to take some powers from non elected officials and transfer them to an elected Mayor. Ford at their Dagenham Plant have wind turbines which produce over 6 million kWh of electricity, the green electricity avoids the production of 6,500 tonnes of CO2, they also use green vegetable oil at the factory which reduces mineral oil requirements by 500,000 litres. BOOKLET: The A- Rated Energy-Efficient Concrete Home booklet is available from 01 464 0082, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org RESTORED: La Santa Scala, the 28 marble steps which pilgrims climb on their knees near the Latern Basilica in Rome, have been stored to their former glory, the steps which Jesus climbed to the judgement hall of Pilate were brought to Rome in 326 AD, the 17,000 sq ft of frescoes which surround the steps were commissioned by the Pope in 1589, The Getty Foundation paid for the restoration. POETRY Competition details from email@example.com closing date August 17th `07. COLLECTIONS: Kerry Parents and Friends Association will have their Church Gate Collection on weekend of Saturday and Sunday August 4th and 5th at all masses. Irish Cancer Society recently collected E1,045 at their church gate collection and the M.S. collected E792. COLLECTORS for August: Eileen Collins, Julia Fitzmaurice, Celia Thornton, Padraig Buckley and Margaret Carmody. READERS: Michelle Corridan, Chloe Mulvihill, Ciara Heal, John Fitzmaurice, Mary Flaherty and Siobhan Fitzgerald. FIRST Friday rounds will be made in Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon. ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure Tuesday 10am to 8pm. ANNIVERSARIES: Tom Leahy, Paddy Anthony Kearney, Michael Buckley, Jerry Clancy, James O’Brien, John McGrath, James Sexton, Margaret Flaherty, Mass on Wednesday August 1st for Bridget and Patrick Connelly at 9.15am, Mass on Thursday 2nd for the First Friday is for Matt and Bridie Costelloe at 8pm in Knockanure, First Friday Mass in Moyvane on 3rd at 8pm for Sr. Carmelita Murphy, Sunday Mass in Moyvane at 11am for John and Nora Brandon and grandson Christy O Connor. Mass on Saturday at 8pm is for the People of the Parish at 8pm, confessions in Moyvane on Saturday at noon. BLOOD Transfusion Service will visit Glin on Thursday August 2nd and Newcastle West on August 29th and 30th, more information from 1850 731731. LIBRARY in Athea will be closed from August 7th to 22nd. HOSPITAL: Construction work on St Ita’s new Hospice and Alzheimer’s unit is about to start. 07 August 8 Knockanure KNOCKANURE GRAVEYARD Mass: Ahavoher Graveyard Mass (Gale Bridge) Monday August 6th at 8pm; Old Knockanure Churchyard Mass August 7th at 8pm and Murhur Churchyard Mass is on August 8th at 8pm, St John’s Cemetery Mass Ballybunion is also on the 8th at 8pm. KNOCK: Sr. Briege Mc Kenna will be at Knock on August 13th `07, details of bus from 066 7180123. Clounmacon Pilgrimage to Knock leaves the Community Centre Clounmacon at 7am on Friday August 17th , details from 068 21773. MEDJUGORJE trip by Athea parishioners will leave Kerry Airport on October 5th `07, details from the Parish Priest Fr Madden. Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes leaves Kerry Airport on September 2nd, details from 064 58219. BUS to Ballybunion from the Square in Listowel every Tuesday during July and August leaving at 11am and 3.30pm, the return journey leaved Ballybunion at 11.30am and 4pm, details from 1890 528 528. VINTAGE Day in Knockanure is on Sunday August 19th, all the usual events will take place on the day. FAREWELL Party for Fr Padraig Kennelly will be held at the River Island Hotel, Castleisland on August 14th starting at 8pm. ST Pio Ordination commemoration will be held at St Francis College Rochestown, Co Cork on August 12th at 2.30pm, all are welcome. PRESENTATION Sisters have been working in Listowel since 1844, the final Mass in the Convent Chapel will be celebrated on Sunday August 26th at 9am, a special Mass to give thanks and acknowledge the work of the Presentation Sisters will be celebrated at St Mary’s Church Listowel at 12 noon on Sunday August 12th `07. BRENDAN Kennelly Festival takes place in Ballylongford from 9th to the 12th of August `07, a wide range of activities to accommodate all tastes including art and body language workshops, several exhibitions, Ann McCabe, Alice Taylor, John McDonagh and Bill Cullen will tell their stories, Nancy McAuliffe will display old photographs, Franzini Circus. Sunday 12th is Family Day with lots of activities for both young and old, more information on www.brendankennellyfestival.com or ring 068 43557. BOOK: Sunday 12th at 6pm Liam Lynch (Book Launch)A Stranger to Darkness, gives inspiring details of his life. Liam was born at Kilgarvan and lives at Knocknagoshel and lost his sight, proceeds from the book will be given o the Irish Guide Dog Society, venue Festival Centre Ballylongford. Liam has many relations in the Parish. RAGWORT: Fr Pat Moore informs us about ragwort in this weeks North Kerry Advertiser, a single plant can produce 50,000 seeds, 1250 species of the plant are known and one study recorded 178 species of flies visited a ragwort plant. EVENTS for August; Dublin Horse Show August 8th to 12th; Spraoi Chiarrai traditional dance, song and storytelling will be held at Deenagh Lodge Killarney on August 18th 2-4pm, details from 087 2814550; Newcastle West Flower Show is on 15th and 16th of August at the Community Centre; Trip to the Midlands on Monday August 13th , details from 069 62 306; Summer Music on the Shannon, 300 musicians from all over the world will perform at Limericks UCH till August 18th, details from 061 33 1549; Nickelodeon TV Channel’s Show Slime Across the UK and Ireland will record at Ballybunion on August 14th, people are encouraged to come along and take part; Rose of Tralee Festival begins on Friday 17th, Tralee races run from 21st to 25th; Tramore races 16th to 19th; The 26th Knockadoon Folk and Liturgy course runs at Tallagh from Aug. 18th to 25th, details from 087 265 8472, over the past 26 years over 3,500 have attended the course; Community Games at Mosney 25th and 26th; Rugby World Cup warm up Ireland v Italy at ravenhill on 24th of August; Soccer friendly Denmark v Ireland August 22nd; Kilkenny Arts Festival runs from 10th to 19th of August, among the many events is a symposium on De Valera on Thursday 16th of August at 6pm, details from www.kilkennyarts.com Irish Whale and Dolphin Group are celebrating the UN Year of the Dolphin `07, with 12 events, 24 species of porpoises, dolphins and whales can be seen off the Irish coast, details from www.iwdg.ie ; Jeanie Johnson will arrive in Galway from Dingle on Monday August 16th, will stay in port till 19th and leave for Fenit on the 20th of August; Walk for Life in aid of Marie Keating Foundation takes place in Limerick on Aug. 26th, details from 061 405 937, an estimated 22,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2007, cancer of the colon is the second most common cause of death after heart disease; Dublin half marathon is on Saturday 22nd of September; August 29th Tarbert Comprehensive re-opening for 1st year students only from 9am to 1pm; 600 km cycle in aid of cystic fibrosis Association begins on August 16th ; RESEARCH: European Research Council is to spend E7.5 billion from 2007 to 2013, how many Irish will participate. Scientific achievements in China in 2006 according to RTD info; Commissioning of a new generation internet network; discovery of natural gas; development of the first experimental advanced superconductivity tokamak; producing resonance in a chemical reaction at quantum level; establishing a green corridor of 436 kilometres in the Takelamagan Desert; oceanographic expedition by Ocean 1 which spent 297 days at sea; progress in developing hepatitis B vaccine; carried out experiments using the electron/positron collider in Beijing; dual particle teleportation and launch of a teledetection satellite. FOOD: Colouring used in sausages and burgers called Red 2G is being banned as it may turn into a cancer causing substance. AWARDS: Taoiseach’s Public Service Excellence Awards 2008, closing date is 26th of October 2007, details from www.bettergov.ie ; goireland.com photography award 2007, closing date 14th of September `07; NCBI News have extensive coverage of their 27th Annual May Games, Aquaeye a vision innovation for swimmers is described, 17K Hill Walking Clubs visit to Glenbeigh and fundraising events are reported. CHURCH Gate collection for Kerry Parents and Friends Association will be taken up on Saturday 4th August and Sunday 5th August 2007. RECENT Aras Mhuire Nursing Home collection amounted to .E 818.84. YOUTH: Mount Mellary Abbey Youth 2000 retreat, Fri 7th - Sun 9th September. Weekend retreat full of fun, laughter, craic & prayer for young people aged 16 to 35yrs. For further information log on to www.youth2000.ie or contact Mike 087-2677214, Therese 086-6061479 or Dave 085-7167904. STUDY theology either for it’s own sake or for a degree from the comfort of your own home. The Dominicans in Tallaght are offering a full programme through distance learning - following the method of the Open University - consisting of 15 week modules and supported by a network of centres around the country. For further info contact The Priory Institute, Tallaght, Dublin 01 4048127 or 4048124 or firstname.lastname@example.org The Draft Register of Electors is now being updated. If you have reached 18yrs of age or changed address contact the Franchise Office, Kerry County Council on 066 7183957, 1800 245380 or email email@example.com to have your details amended. ALZHEIMER Society of Ireland has 3,000 members, 750 staff and 300 volunteers. Maurice O Connell on behalf of the society gave details of their manifesto `07 to `09 which includes demand for E63 million for community based services, E30 million for research and E12 million for early diagnoses, in this State it is estimated that 38,000 have the condition. PUCK Fair festival runs from 10th to 12th of August. FLEADH: 56th All Ireland Fleadh will be held at Tullamore from August 19th to 26th, a Scoil Eigse will be held in conjunction with the Fleadh, 100 volunteers will run the event where 10,000 will perform in over 130 competitions, more information from firstname.lastname@example.org SLIABH Luachra Summer School will run from August 6th to 12th, Seminar on Captain Francis O Neill will be held on Saturday 11th ;a conducted tour will take place on Sunday 12th of August, details from 087 220 5566. POETRY Competition details from email@example.com closing date August 17th `07. GREYHOUND Racing stadium will be built at Greenpark in Limerick , E20 million will be spent on the project which will also be the new headquarters of Bord na gCon which was established in 1958, Greyhound Racing continues at the Markets field till the new stadium opens c2010, the Markets field is in use since 1937. FAILTE Ireland is to spend E30 million in promoting cycling holidays; the number of cyclist visiting this country has dropped by 80,000 over the past 6 years. Kerry County Council are promised a grant of E417,000 to make a walking and cycle path of 1.7 kilometre along the banks of the river lee. TRAIL: Visit on August 26th `07 the latest 8 miles in West Limerick extension to the Great Southern Rail-trail, (Old Limerick-Tralee railway line), Abbeyfeale Station to Barnagh Lay-by on the[N21], for details visit www.southerntrail.net AGM: The Annual General Meeting of the Great Southern Trail will be held at the G.A.A. Rooms, The Demesne, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick on Fri. 10th August at 8 p.m. All supporters are requested to attend if possible as it is important that each community along the route of the old Limerick-Tralee railway share in the project. Development of the Trail which has been rapid in recent years, with 12 miles now available for recreation. HERITAGE Week booklet of 240 pages is now available at tourist offices and libraries, Heritage Week runs from 25th of August to 2nd of September. About 700 events take place during the week, Heritage Days will be held in 48 countries all over Europe, details callsave 1850 200 878. Irish Walled Towns Day is on Sunday 26th of August, details from 056 777 0 777. ST JOHN’S for August: Thursday 9th and Friday 10th Bell, Book and Candle a comedy; Wednesday 15th Breaking Out, a man goes into a bar and orders a drink for the first time in seven years and on Thursday 16th the best of traditional with Chulrua, more information from 068 22566. TINTEAN: Farmers Market every Sunday from 10am to 2pm; Brendan Bowyer Sunday August 12th and Brendan Grace on 26th of August, details from 068 28003. SIAMSA: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Oilean; Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday Clann Lir, details from 066 712 3055. SEANCHAI: Children’s Magic Show on Friday Aug. 10th at 1.30pm; Traditional Festival Committee will have their meeting at Seanchai on Thursday August 9th at 8pm, all are welcome, details from 068 22212. METEOR Shower will reach its peak on August 12th. The International pace Station can be seen as a bright star till August 19th, it will also be possible to watch the Space Shuttle chasing the space station till it docks with it. NEW MOON on the 12th , the broken weather is the constant topic of conversation for some time now, hope the new moon brings a change. Most of the soft fruit in the garden is now gone, much of it was left to the birds as only a few make jam now and raw fruit is ignored by the present generation. The cyclone which hit Southern Pakistan on June 26th affected 1.5 million people and made an estimated 150,000 homeless, the area involved contains 44% of Pakistan’s land mass and just 5% of its population, China and India also had severe flooding. VIRUS: A non fatal debilitating virus affects the majority of residents of the Kerala district which produces 80% of India’s natural rubber, farmers and tappers are unable to work due to the disease which is called Chikunguniya, the virus is spread by the mosquito. RAPIDS a home based care system for people with HIV/AIDS and malaria in Africa is funded by $ 57 million from the U.S. Presidents emergency fund for aids relief, over 12,000 volunteers visit 180,000 homes weekly to provide help to the sick. THOUGHT: When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. "The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you" anonymous; Each day is meant to bring new joys For each of us to share And strengthen bonds of love and faith To tender to our care; Michael Dubina. CHALLENGES: The two greatest challenges facing the EU over the next 50 years is weaning Europe from its dependence on fossil fuels and mitigating the effects of global warming, says Jermy Rifkin president of the Foundation on Economic Trends, which is based at Washington DC. ENERGY: A solar park of 6,000 acres will use 1.2 million mirrors and 317 miles of vacuum tubing to capture the power sun, and generate 553 megawatts of electricity. The project which will cost $2 billion and supply electricity to 400,000 homes in central and northern California. Copyright of Mein Kampf is held by the Bavarian State Government, after 2015 the book will be in the public domain. HISTORY: Napoleon had a vision of an American empire 200 years ago, but when he lost 40,000 men and failed to suppress a revolt in Haiti, he changed his mind and offered 500 million acres of Louisiana land at 3 cents each to the Americans. Napoleon died May 5th 1821 aged 52 years. The Limerick Chronicle of August 9th 1806 carries an article on the great ambitions of the Emperor Napoleon even suggesting he may get the Jews back to Palestine and he has his eye on India and Africa on the long term, the Turkish empire in Europe at present feels the strongest apprehensions. Willie Redmond MP for East Clare and a barrister died aged 56 years on June 7th 1917, buried near a convent in Loker, he died from wounds at the battle of Messiness. Fianna Fail entered Dail for the first time on 11th of August 1927.Arthur Griffith died August 12th 1922. Elvis died August 16th 1977. August 15th was the old pattern day in Knockanure; Aspirin was discovered by a German chemist on August 10th 1897. Martin H Kennelly Mayor of Chicago was born there on August 11th 1887.Annals of the Four Masters completed on August 10th 1632. Ireland to Australia Transportation Database has 1266 matches for “Kerry” following is an edited sample of information available; Johanna Ahern trial 1849 for larceny of wearing apparel , sentence 7 years; John Ahern trial 1849, cow stealing sentence 14 years; John Ahern trial 1847 cow stealing 7 years; Laurence Ahern trial 1849 cow stealing sentence 10 years; John Alton trial 1838 crime selling calf, transported for 10 years, he was a shoemaker by trade; Mary Barden trial 1849, cow stealing 10 years; Arabus Barden trial 1850 for cow stealing 10 years; John Bailey trial 1847 for larceny 7 years; John Baker trial 1951, cow stealing 10 years; Patrick Cavanagh trial 1849 for felony of a coat 7 years. Matches for “Listowel”; Patrick Griffin trial 1850 cow stealing 14 years, discharged in 1856; Michael Keefe trial 1836 for malicious assault, was convicted with his brother Thomas, they lived in Listowel; Jeremiah Kelihan trail 1840 for stealing two sheep, commuted to 2 years imprisonment; Mathew Quinn’s wife Hanora resided at Listowel granted free pass to NSW, date of docket 1839; Elizabeth Scanlon trail 1838 resident of Listowel for larceny 7 years; Joseph O Brien alias Kenedy trial 1839 pig stealing 7 years resided at Listowel and the sole support of his parents an four children; Michael Moynihan tried Listowel 1844 for stealing a mule in 1837, his wife died 11 years ago ,his brother claimed that he has been afflicted by temporary insanity since his wife died; John Sheehy ship Brompton 1823 wanted his wife to join him in Australia, having corresponded with Sheehy’s descendants in Australia I know about his life in Australia, his wife did not want to leave home in Ireland so Sheehy started a new family and lived on land which is now under the present Sydney reservoir. Ballylongford people transported include John and Timothy Leonard alias Linnane trial 1837; Daniel Lynch son of John Lynch trial 1822. Abbeyfeale people transported include Owen Sweeney whiteboyism, document 1823; Denis Morison trial 1841 and Michael Walsh trial 1847 he was son of James Walsh of Abbeyfeale. WEDDINGS: The marriage took place at St Bridget’s Church Duagh of Sharon Murphy daughter of Michael and the late Dawn Murphy of Kilmeany and Brian Connolly son of Jarlath and Ann Connolly of Milltown, Co Galway, the ceremony was performed by Fr Moore assisted by Fr Flannery on Friday July 27th `07. Bridesmaids; Maggie and Siobhan Murphy, Catherine McCarthy and Karen McElligott. Best man Edmund Tuttle, groomsmen; Seamus Connelly, Fergus Donnellan and Seamie Burns. Flower girl Becky Connelly and Pageboy was Ciaran Breen. The couple held their reception at Ballyseedy Castle Hotel. Marriage too place at St Bridget’s Church Duagh of Mary Mulvihill of Moyvane daughter of Mary and Edward and Liam Kirby of Duagh son of Joan and Jeremiah. Fr Pat Moore PP Duagh officiated at the ceremony. Bridesmaids; Johanna Mulvihill and Aine Kirby, Best man Liam Stack and groomsman Diarmuid Kirby. The reception was held at the Meadowlands Hotel. DEATH took place on Saturday July 28th `07 of Mary O Sullivan nee Danaher aged 86 years she was born at Woodcliffe, Loughill to Matt Danaher and Nora Daly, Nora was a native of Duagh. Mary lived with her late husband at Caherdavin and both were very involved in their local church. Following Requiem Mass celebrated by her brother Monsignor Mort Danaher assisted by local priests Fr Davern, Fr Ryan and Fr Carroll; Mary O Sullivan was laid to rest beside her husband Donal at St Ita’s Cemetery Kileedy on Monday July 30th `07. Donal O Sullivan’s brother Con died in England on Thursday July 26th `07. Mary O Sullivan was predeceased by her brothers Monsignor Leo and Pat and is survived by siblings Monsignor Mort, Matt, Jo, Peg, Rena and Anna. Mary’s good friend Maureen Ryan visited her every day while she lived at home. DEATH has taken place in the USA of Betty Swinchuck nee O Connor a native of Moyvane South. Deaths took place recently John Guiney late of Coolaclarig; Death has taken place of Maureen Beasley nee Horgan, Killocrim, Listowel, Maureen was a shopkeeper, poet, writer and storyteller following requiem mass at Listowel Church Maureen Beasley was laid to rest at St Michael’s Churchyard on Sunday August 5th `07, Maureen was predeceased by her husband Johnny and is survived by children Jim, John, T.J., Carol, Annette, Kathleen and Patricia. Death took place on August 2nd `07 of Paddy Rochford of Cahirdown, Listowel; he was former Principal of St Michael’s College, Listowel. Paddy is survived by his wife Joan, children Sheila, Eoin, Seamus and Colm and brother Tom. Following requiem mass at Listowel Church Paddy Rochford was laid to rest at John Paul II Cemetery Listowel on Monday August 6th `07. Died recently in New York Tony Stack a native of Tullahinell, Asdee, he was on the Asdee team that won the North Kerry Intermediate Championship in 1956, Tony Stack is survived by his wife Christine, children Erica, Siobhan and Krystal, and siblings Patsy, Mick, Brendan, Jim, Phil, Mary, Kitty, Peg and Eileen. Tony was laid to rest at the Gates of Heaven Cemetery, New York on August 2nd `07. ANNIVERSARIES: Fr Kieran O Shea, Nelius O Connell, Pat Sheehy, John Carmody, Con Brosnan, Mick Finucane, Mass on Thursday August 9th at 9.15am for James and Bridget Moore Hannah Healy and son Maurice; Friday 10th Mass at 8pm for Nellie Finucane, Sunday 12th Mass in Knockanure at 10am for Jerry Clancy and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for Pat Collins. STATION for Coilagurteen and Carrueragh at the home of Jimmy Larkin on Wednesday 15th of August at 8pm. ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4 to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure 10am to 8pm. READERS: Seline Mulvihill, Bridget McCarthy, Jerry Duggan and Aileen Stack. WELCOME to all the visitors who are here during the holiday season, the weather may be changeable, but for anyone who gets up early and plans their day there is plenty to keep people occupied and enjoy the change of living in the country. A useful leaflet at tourist offices is the Tarbert, Glin and Ballylongford leaflet called Follow the River Shannon, though brief it is a mine of local information. Lahinch Surf School will try on August 15th `07 to improve on their Guinness Book of Records title of the most surfers to ride a wave at the same time, their present record is 44. Lahinch Golf Club was founded on Good Friday 1892, the course was marked out days before its establishment by members of Limerick Golf club and officers of the Black Watch regiment, every new project nowadays is delayed, and delayed by pen pushers. 07 August 15 Knockanure KNOCKANURE VINTAGE Day in Knockanure is on Sunday August 19th, all the usual events will take place on the day. The Community Centre Committee is holding a cake sale on the day. Gifts of cakes, Confectionery etc. would be very much appreciated. These may be handed into any member of the committee. GRAVEYARD Mass at Ahavoher Graveyard (Gale Bridge) , Old Knockanure Churchyard and Murhur Churchyard was very well attended on three fine evenings a rarity this year, masses were celebrated by Fr Lucid PP assisted by Fr O Callaghan whose family rest in the two Knockanure cemeteries. Everyone appreciated the work of the Graveyard Committee who organised everything assisted by the choir, servers and sacristan, Margaret Carmody and Mrs Sheahan, amplification was by Donal O Sullivan. Every year we recall more and more of our friends who lie in the graveyards; it is a painful experience for many who have lost close family members and colleagues. KILSHINNANE Cemetery Mass will be held on August 17th at 8pm. ST Pio Prayer meeting will be held at Listowel Church on Thursday 23rd of August beginning at 7.15pm, all are welcome. Medjugorje Monthly Prayer meeting will be held at St Patrick’s Hall, Listowel on Monday August 13th at 8pm. PRESENTATION Sisters Convent Chapel final mass will be celebrated on Sunday August 26th at 9am, Sisters have been working in Listowel since 1844, a special Mass to give thanks and acknowledge the work of the Presentation Sisters was held at St Mary’s Church Listowel at 12 noon on Sunday August 12th `07, Mass was concelebrated by 16 priests, the choir under Sr. Consulate put on a great performance, there was a huge outpouring of good wishes and grateful thanks for all the work of the Sisters over the past 163 years, a number of presentations were made, sorry that five sisters who are at Fatima Home could not attend. In the first weeks of the opening of the Pres. School in 1843 about 300 pupils enrolled. NOVENA in honour of Our Lady will be held in St Mary’s Church Tarbert from 14th to 22nd August at 7.30pm nightly (8pm on Tuesday 14th and Sat. 18th August). There will be Mass, Homily and Novena Prayers each night from a variety of speakers. Holy Hour and Novena prayers will be held on Sunday 19th Aug. at 7.30pm. KNOCK: Sr. Briege Mc Kenna will be at Knock on August 13th `07, details of bus from 066 7180123. Clounmacon Pilgrimage to Knock leaves the Community Centre Clounmacon at 7am on Friday August 17th , details from 068 21773. BUS to Ballybunion from the Square in Listowel every Tuesday during July and August leaving at 11am and 3.30pm, the return journey leaved Ballybunion at 11.30am and 4pm, details from 1890 528 528.Trip on a Musical Bus takes place on Sat. Aug. 18th, details from 087 2593415. YOUTH: Mount Mellary Abbey Youth 2000 retreat, Fri 7th - Sun 9th September. Weekend retreat full of fun, laughter, craic & prayer for young people aged 16 to 35yrs. For further information log on to www.youth2000.ie or contact Mike 087-2677214, Therese 086-6061479 or Dave 085-7167904. STUDY theology either for its own sake or for a degree, consisting of 15 week modules and supported by a network of centres around the country. For further info contact The Priory Institute, Tallaght, Dublin 01 4048127 or 4048124 or firstname.lastname@example.org The Draft Register of Electors is now being updated, details from the Franchise Office, Kerry County Council on 066 7183957, 1800 245380 or email email@example.com to have your details amended. CLOTHES Collection on Saturday August 18th before 12 noon at Bridge Road Car park, Listowel. FLEADH: 56th All Ireland Fleadh will be held at Tullamore from August 24th to 26th, a Scoil Eigse will be held in conjunction with the Fleadh, 100 volunteers will run the event where 10,000 will perform in over 130 competitions, more information from firstname.lastname@example.org EVENTS for August: Spraoi Chiarrai traditional dance, song and storytelling will be held at Deenagh Lodge Killarney on August 18th 2-4pm, details from 087 2814550; Seisiun is held every Wednesday night at the Arms Hotel at 9pm; Newcastle West Flower Show is on 15th and 16th of August at the Community Centre; Summer Music on the Shannon, 300 musicians from all over the world will perform at Limericks UCH till August 18th, details from 061 33 1549; Rose of Tralee Festival begins on Friday 17th, Tralee races run from 21st to 25th; Tramore races 16th to 19th ; Community Games at Mosney 25th and 26th; Rugby World Cup warm up Ireland v Italy at Ravenhill on 24th of August; Soccer friendly Denmark v Ireland August 22nd; Irish Whale and Dolphin Group are celebrating the UN Year of the Dolphin `07, with 12 events, 24 species of porpoises, dolphins and whales can be seen off the Irish coast, details from www.iwdg.ie ; Jeanie Johnson will arrive in Galway from Dingle on Monday August 16th, will stay in port till 19th and leave for Fenit on the 20th of August; Afternoon of prayer will be held at Scartaglen Church on Aug. 19th at 2.45pm; Walk for Life in aid of Marie Keating Foundation takes place in Limerick on Aug. 26th, details from 061 405 937; Dublin half marathon is on Saturday 22nd of September; 600 km cycle tour of Munster in aid of cystic fibrosis Association begins on August 17th ; International pace Station can be seen as a bright star till August 19th ; Heritage week runs from 25th Aug. till September 2nd, details from 1850 200 878; August 29th Tarbert Comprehensive re-opening for 1st year students only from 9am to 1pm; Kerry Harvest Fair at the Mart grounds in Tralee on Sunday September 2nd. TRAIL: Visit on August 26th `07 the latest 8 miles in West Limerick extension to the Great Southern Rail-trail, (Old Limerick-Tralee railway line), Abbeyfeale Station to Barnagh Lay-by on the[N21], for details visit www.southerntrail.net AGM: The Annual General Meeting of the Great Southern Trail will be held at the G.A.A. Rooms, The Demesne, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick on Fri. 10th August at 8 p.m. JOBS: Goodyear is to invest $100 million in a factory in Poland because they are attracted by low wages. They all know why the Shannon Heathrow connection was axed, as usual we all look for a escape, when we should be looking at out own actions. CAR: A small three wheeled car was unveiled at the Paris exhibition held from June 7th to 9th `07, it can take two people and got E2.2 million funding from the EU for the project, it is said to travel 100km on 1.51 litres of gas. ST JOHN’S for August: Wednesday 15th Breaking Out, a man goes into a bar and orders a drink for the first time in seven years and on Thursday 16th the best of traditional with Chulrua; Friday 17th Ballet Ireland Showcase and on Wednesday 22nd Jodavino, pop and rock n roll, more information from 068 22566. TINTEAN: Farmers Market every Sunday from 10am to 2pm; A Skull in Connemara will be staged on August 24th in aid of the Ballybunion Sea Rescue Service; Brendan Grace on 26th of August, details from 068 28003. SIAMSA: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Oilean; Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday Clann Lir, details from 066 712 3055. Cossack singers from the Black Sea will sing at St John’s Tralee on August 21st at 8pm. POET and songwriter Thade Gouran from Meenscovane, Duagh is remembered in a new collection of his songs which is available locally, Thade was born in 1868 and died 80 years ago this year. EXHIBITION on the Rose of Tralee will be on display at the County Library till the end of August. MULVIHILL Clan who held their gathering in Tarbert recently, update on events are available from Carolyn_mulvihill@yahoo.com MUSICAL: Tralee Musical Society will have an open night at the Grand Hotel Tralee on August 15th starting at 7.30pm, they are seeking recruits for their show which will be held at Siamsa from October 20th to 26th. Congratulations to Fr Tom Relihan of Duagh who recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of his ordination at All Hollows. BEST Wishes to David O Sullivan son of Michael and Ann of Derry, Listowel, who has travelled to Florida to train as a pilot, also well done to Laura Enright of Ballyguiltenane N.S. who publishes a weekly school magazine. EDUCATION: Womens Studies at UL, details from email@example.com Experts call for change from a deductive method to an inquiry method in the way science is taught at school; Leaving Cert results will be available this Wednesday Aug 15th , over 1,800 took the exam in Kerry; In this country 82% of students complete second level and 55% of students go to higher; Boys account for two thirds of early school leavers, does the lack of gender balance in the teaching profession have an effect?; Higher Education Grants Scheme, closing date is Friday August 31st `07, details from 066 718 35 30; Third Level Maintenance Grants information is available at 066 7121 612; Local Youth Club Grants information ring 066 7121 488; Of the 7,000 non Irish who applied to join the Garda only 11 succeeded to enter training, now 10% of the population of this State were born abroad. Hospital Hygiene is in the news again, the statement from KGH sounds like the Old Radio Moscow, equipment replaced, education and policies updated and a hygiene group to ensure the highest standards, what about doing a bit of elbow work, as expected the hospital had extra on trolleys on the Tuesday following the revelry of the Bank Holiday weekend. VOLUNTEER Centre for Kerry can be contacted at www.volunteerkerry.ie CREDIT Union in Listowel have just issued their first News Letter, which reports that they gave E5,000 towards the Listowel Boys School Multi-Sport facility which will cost E190,000 to complete; Over 65’s can get DIRT Free interest, also call in and give instructions on what to do with your money in case of death. They have travel insurance, foreign exchange, travel tickets and savings stamps, EU Commission are proposing a new initiative on information and communication technology and ageing, 55 was the average life span in 1920 it is 80 at present, the number of people aged 65 to 80 will increase by 40% between 2010 and 2030. THOUGHT: One person cannot change the world, but you can change the world for one person; Our love for God is tested by the question of whether we seek Him or His gifts, Ralph W. Sockman; Knowledge is vain and fruitless which is not reduced to practice. Matthew Henry; What can this world offer comparable with that insight into spiritual things, that keen faith, that heavenly peace, that high sanctity, that everlasting righteousness, that hope of glory, which they have, who in sincerity love and follow our Lord Jesus Christ? ,John Henry Newman. HISTORY: Information available on government website; Joseph Dexter of the Coast Guard, Ballybunion, predicted a shortage of potatoes in letter dated 15th Jan 1846, he also wrote in February 1846 to the Inspector General of the Coast Guard, predicting a shortage of potatoes in the spring and summer; Maurice O'Connor, Tarbert, wrote regarding the establishment of an Indian corn depot at Ballybunion and the payment of local subscriptions to the central committee in Listowel, letter dated 20th April 1846; Captain William Neame, Assistant Inspector General of the Coast Guard, letter dated May 30th 1846 reports orders had been issued for the supply of ten tons of Indian corn to Ballybunion station and five tons each to Valentia and Ballinskelligs. William Dargan who constructed the first Irish railway died 1867; John Tyndall discovered why the sky is blue in 1859, he died 1893. Bits and pieces from the Limerick Chronicle of August 9th 1806: Napoleon: No man understands the art of conquering by revolution, all the French troops except two regiments are to leave Holland. The Elector of Hesse Cassel has ordered several squadrons to be ready for a secret expedition. The Servian Army is watching the Turkish Grand Army. The new German constition will not be published by France until a peace is made with England. Surgeon Luxmore is well known for his skill in curing dropsical complaint without taping, was called yesterday by doctors Vaughan and Mosley to attend Mr Fox. Speculation about the convention of Jews meeting in Paris, that Napoleon may become their temporal Messiah. The Earl of Lauderdale was on his way to Paris to negotiate on behalf of English prisoners. Praise for the dignified character of Judge Day of Kerry, who was described as a most conciliatory, patient and upright judge, while the Right Honourable Standish O Grady was at the City Court during the most awful and critical period was able to blend justice, mercy and affability and every amiable qualification, both Judges will work on the Munster circuit. John Brownrigg Esq. the engineer selected to complete the Inland Navigation of Ireland, his ability is proven the way he has nearly finished the cut between Limerick and Killaloe which took nearly half a centaury and was considered a hopeless scheme till Mr Brownrigg too over. STATION; for Coilagurteen and Carrueragh will be held at the home of Jimmy Larkin on Monday 27th of August at 8pm. ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4 to 5pm, no Wednesday August 15th Adoration in Moyvane; Knockanure Adoration on Tuesday 14th from 10am to 8pm. Cardinal Jean Marie Lustinger died on Sunday August 5th `07, he was born in Paris, and baptised when he was aged 13 years, the first child of Polish- Jewish parents, his mother Gisele died at Auschwitz, he once remarked “I am as Jewish as all the other members of my family who were butchered in Auschwitz or the other camps”, “The strength of evil can only be answered with an even greater strength of love”, He became a Cardinal in 1983. DEATH took place on August 2nd `07 of John Guiney of Church Road Ballybunion; John was born at Coolaclarig 94 years ago to Pat Guiney and Nora O Connor who was a native of Glennalappa. John was predeceased by his wife Kitty Ring of Ballydesmond whom he married in 1952, he is survived by his daughter Carmel and sister Bridie, seven of John’s siblings predeceased him. DEATH took place on August 3rd `07 of Tim Keane of Ballyine, Carrickerry, Tim is survived by his wife Josie and sons Thos and John. Tim was laid to rest in the local cemetery Ardagh following requiem Mass celebrated by Fr Bowen P.P. at Ardagh Church on Monday August 6th `07.Tim’s mother was Nora Hayes and his father was Tom Keane. DEATH has taken place recently of Betty Swinchuck nee O Connor who was born 92 years ago at Moyvane South, Betty was second youngest of six children born to Kate Keane and William O Connor, Betty Swinchuk siblings were Bridie, Mary, Tom, Dan and Jack who is the last surviving member of her family. Betty married Michael Swinchuck in America and they had one son Danny, she went to America when she was seventeen years old. Death occurred recently of John Collins of Murhur, Moyvane and late of London, he was predeceased by his only brother Pat about 15 years ago. Following Requiem Mass in Moyvane Church on Friday August 10th `07, John Collins was laid to rest at Murhur Churchyard. John Collins was son of Ellie Moriarty of Ballydonoghue and Willie Collins who was in America in his youth, Willie was one of 22 children all of them went to America, his father John worked for Foster in Moyvane and was married twice, 1st to Ryan and secondly to Hanlon Death took place on August 8th `07 of Connie Joe O Sullivan of Church Road Ballybunion; he was son of Madge Hanlon of Asdee and Paddy O Sullivan of Clounnamon. Con is survived by his sister Margaret Mulvihill of Moyvane, brother-in-law Jack, nephews Mike, John and Paul. Following Requiem Mass on August 11th in Ballybunion Church Connie Joe O Sullivan was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. Death of Eileen Keane of Garryard Lisselton took place on Friday August 10th `07, Eileen was born 86 years ago to Mary Ann Hanlon of Acres, Ballyduff and Bill Keane of Ballinglanna, Causeway, Eileen Keane is survived by her sons William, Michael and Raymond and daughter Mary, her husband Michael Keane a native of Listowel died when the children were young. Death has taken place of Michael Bambury of Quay Street, Ballylongford, he is survived by his wife Josie Walsh and children, his siblings Fr Donal, Tom and Mary Ellen Finucane predeceased him. Following Requiem Mass at Ballylongford Church on Thursday 9th of August `07 Michael Bambury was laid to rest at Lislaughtin Abbey. Michael’s cousin the Late Mick Bambury lived at Gortaglanna. His mother Elizabeth Bambury nee Mulvihill is buried at Old Knockanure Churchyard with her mothers people the Dineen’s, his father was Mick Bambury of Cool, Ballylongford. Death has taken place on August 10th `07 of Mary Flynn nee Buckley who was daughter of Tim Buckley and Joan Hayes of Clounmacon, Listowel and lived at Effin, Kilmallock. Mary is survived by her husband Con, children Diarmuid and Eilionoir, sibling Joan, Margaret, Nora, Denis and Tim, Following Requiem Mass at Effin Church Kilmallock on Monday August 13th Mary Flynn will be laid to rest in Effin Cemetery. Death of William (Bill) O’Sullivan, Coilbee Listowel who will be laid to rest on Monday August 13th `07 after 11am Mass in St Mary’s Listowel Death has occurred of Jimmy Synan of Dirha East, Listowel. Diocesan Prayer: Lord, as disciples, help us to live like Jesus: with you, with each other and with all of creation. Keep us alert in faith to the signs of our times and eager to accept the challenge of your Gospel. Heal us with your love, nourish us with your Word, and feed us at your table. Open our eyes to appreciate and use the gifts of all, signs of your Spirit among us. May we be living witnesses to truth and freedom, to justice and peace, in our homes, in our workplaces and in our community? Collection will be held this weekend for the Pastoral & Retreat Centres. COMMUNITY Alert collection will be held on the 14th and 15th of August. ANNIVERSARIES: Pat Carmody, Sr. Ellen Cunningham, Sr. Hanora Moriarty, Nuala Gould, Mary Enright, Jim Flaherty, Tom Holly, John Sheahan, Monday 13th at 8pm Mass for Catherine Kilkelly nee Foley, who died recently; Tuesday 14th at 8pm Mass for Mossie O Connor; Wednesday 15th Holyday Mass in Knockanure at 10am, Moyvane Mass at 11am for James Mahony, Leitrim West, at the request of Newtownsandes Co-op; Thursday 16th Mass at 8pm for James Flaherty; Saturday 18th Mass in Knockanure at 11am Month’s Mind for Nora and Michael Flavin and the 8pm Mass in Moyvane is for Jack Walsh; Sunday August 19th Mass in Knockanure is for Peggy and John Sheehan. READERS: Linda Kennelly, Paul and Anthony Kiely and Kathy Kennelly. Tragedy: 15th of August 1893 a boat owned by Maurice Murphy sank on its way home to Tarbert from a days outing to Clare. Seventeen young people were drowned. The inquest was held in Tarbert Courthouse. 07 August 22 Knockanure KNOCKANURE ST Pio Prayer meeting will be held at Listowel Church on Thursday 23rd of August beginning at 7.15pm, all are welcome. BUS will travel to the House of Prayer Achill on Saturday August 25th and stay overnight, more information from 068 22781. PRESENTATION Sisters Convent Chapel final mass will be celebrated on Sunday August 26th at 9am. BUS to Ballybunion from the Square in Listowel every Tuesday during July and August leaving at 11am and 3.30pm, the return journey leaved Ballybunion at 11.30am and 4pm, details from 1890 528 528. YOUTH: Mount Mellary Abbey Youth 2000 retreat, Fri 7th - Sun 9th September. Weekend retreat full of fun, laughter, craic & prayer for young people aged 16 to 35yrs. For further information log on to www.youth2000.ie or contact Mike 087-2677214, Therese 086-6061479 or Dave 085-7167904. RETREAT: Silent retreat will be held at St Dominick’s Retreat Centre, Montenotte from Nov. 5th to 11th, details from 048 308 309 04. STUDY theology either for its own sake or for a degree, consisting of 15 week modules and supported by a network of centres around the country. For further info contact The Priory Institute, Tallaght, Dublin 01 4048127 or 4048124 or firstname.lastname@example.org Parents and Toddler Group meet every Tuesday at St Patrick’s Hall, Listowel from 10am to 12 noon. CHOIR of the Black Sea will perform at St John’s Ash Street on Tuesday 21st of August at 8pm. AIR Ambulance will visit Tralee races on Wednesday 22nd of August. VINTAGE: Knockanure Vintage day on Sunday last Aug. 19th was a great day out for all the locals and visitors, some of whom came from abroad. The organising committee did everything possible to make the day a success, many thought that due to the bad weather problems would be encountered, but they moved the event to Leo Finucane’s yard and everything went like clockwork. FLEADH: 56th All Ireland Fleadh will be held at Tullamore from August 24th to 26th, a Scoil Eigse will be held in conjunction with the Fleadh, 100 volunteers will run the event where 10,000 will perform in over 130 competitions, more information from email@example.com ACCOMMODATION is wanted during Race Week, more information from 068 23036. EVENTS for August: Seisiun is held every Wednesday night at the Arms Hotel at 9pm; ; Community Games at Mosney 25th and 26th, 272 from Kerry are competing; Rugby World Cup warm up Ireland v Italy at Ravenhill on 24th of August; Soccer friendly Denmark v Ireland August 22nd; Walk for Life in aid of Marie Keating Foundation takes place in Limerick on Aug. 26th, details from 061 405 937; Visit on August 26th `07 the latest 8 miles in West Limerick extension to the Great Southern Rail-trail, (Old Limerick-Tralee railway line), Abbeyfeale Station to Barnagh Lay-by on the[N21], for details visit www.southerntrail.net Heritage week runs from 25th Aug. till September 2nd, a 240 page booklet on heritage sites is available at libraries and tourist offices, details from 1850 200 878; Limerick Show 25th and 26th of August, details from 061 355298; August 29th Tarbert Comprehensive re-opening for 1st year students only from 9am to 1pm; St Michaels College reopens for 1st year students on August 27th from 9am to noon; Exhibition on the Rose of Tralee will be on display at the County Library till the end of August; Dog Show in Tralee on August 25th; Spraoi Chiarrai will perform music and song at St Mary’s Church of Ireland Killarney on August 25th from 8 to 10pm; Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival weekends begin on August 31st ; Jeanie Johnston will be at Fenit on August 22nd, 23rd and 24th; Ex- Melchert workers are organising a re union, details from 087 2603 997. AUTOTEST was held at Denny Street Tralee on Sunday last August 19th, a big crowd marvelled at the skill of the drivers. FAIR: Kerry Harvest Fair at the Mart grounds in Tralee on Sunday September 2nd, a jumble sale in aid of the aged and carers will be held on the day also. PATTERN Day at Ballyheigue is on September 8th, it is also the Open Day at Ardfert Retreat Centre; RALLY: Killarney and district Motor Club forestry stages will be held on Sunday Sept.2nd. CYCLE Race around Ireland with over 100 riders will take in Kerry on Thursday and Friday 23rd and 24th of August, a helicopter will hover over the cyclists, so it will be easy for locals to track them. KERRY V Dublin match at Croke Park on Sunday Aug 25th next, is eagerly awaited by all football fans, 12,000 tickets are available for Kerry fans. CONGRATULATIONS to all the students who received the Leaving Cert results on Wednesday last, now it is time to rush and find accommodation for third level students, filling forms for grants cause much hassle, after the first years application a pre-printed form based on the previous application would be useful. Students Helpline 1800 265 165. SPORTS: If you are marginalised and want to make a career in the leisure industry, contact Kevin Smith Sporting Chance Coordinator at 0667122533, training in conjunction with IT Tralee. World Heart Day September 30th details from www.irishheart.ie AMNESTY International Training course will be held at UCC from 10th to 13th of September, details from 01 6776 361. Congratulations also to Sr. Mary Aquinas O Carroll of Cahirdown, Listowel who recently celebrated her golden jubilee of her profession. Best Wishes to John Jotty Culhane of Glin who at 63 won the 60+ Vets category in the recent Cork City Marathon, Dublin is next. Best Wishes for a speedy recovery to Bridie Leahy of Clounmacon and Knockanure. Happy retirement to Denis Holly of Moyvane who recently retired from the Guards. HEATHROW: All the people who consider themselves important are screaming about the Shannon to Heathrow route, where is their confidence why should we be so put out about a few chief executives, when we can do more for ourselves than anybody else. Who is shouting about Failte Ireland who are to withdraw from the Self Catering approval scheme affecting over 3,000 businesses. Kerry London Association are looking for nominations for their Kerry Person of the Year, details from 0793 9017022. Ireland will never be free until we are able without hindrance to learn about all peoples, including William Melville. ROSE of New York Lisa Murtagh is daughter of Breda Geoghegan of Athea, her father is from Co. Longford, and she works as an attorney. CENSUS for Dublin taken in 1911, is being put on line this autumn, in time it is hoped that all the country will be available. RACING in Tralee continues till August 25th, racing in Dingle 24th, 25th and 26th of August and Killarney September 9th. JOURNAL Editors are now collecting material for their winter editions. WEDDING took place at Moyvane Church on Saturday August 11th `07 of Elaine Foley daughter of Sean and Ester Foley of Ahalahanna, and Enda Scarlett son of Ciaran and Mary Scarlett of Leixlip, the ceremony was performed by Fr O Donnell assisted by Fr Lucid. Best man was Ian Durnin, groomsmen were Nigel Farrelly, Brendan Scarlett, Christopher Connolly and Ciaran Armstrong, bridesmaids; Carline Hughes, Margaret Foley, Annette Slemon, Esther Rodgers and Ciara Scarlet. Flower girls; Kirsten Foley, and Leah Slemon, Ushers; Sarah Rodgers and Aaron Slemon and Pageboys were Shaun Slemon and Conor Scarlet, the reception was held at the Golf Hotel. Marriage took place on August 10th `07 at Fossa Church of Elaine Reidy daughter of Mary and the late Moss Reidy of Knockdown and Philip Devine son of Ann and Moss Devine of Monagea, Canon O Connor officiated at the ceremony. Stephen Hurley was Best man and Patricia Prenderville was Bridesmaid and Carry Ann Devine, Flower girl. The reception was held at the Brehon Hotel. ART: Money is available for roadside art, details from firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 056 778 6446 ST JOHN’S for Aug.: Wednesday 22nd Jodavino, pop and rock n roll; Thursday 23rd Zrazy, a programme of Jazz/groove/celtic/latin music and song; Friday 24th end of term stage presentation by students of St John’s Summer School, directed by Steve Sparks; Monday 27h The Rackett Tour with Paul Muldoon, Nigel Smith, Stephen Allen, Bobby Lewis and Lee Mathew and on Wednesday 29th Southern Tenant Folk Union, Exhibition for August is of people on journeys by Ramani Narayan of India, more information from 068 22566. TINTEAN: Farmers Market every Sunday from 10am to 2pm; A Skull in Connemara will be staged on August 24th in aid of the Ballybunion Sea Rescue Service; Brendan Grace on 26th of August, details from 068 28003. SIAMSA: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Oilean; Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday Clann Lir, details from 066 712 3055. SEANCHAI: Autumn Poetry Writing Workshop runs from 2nd to 9th of September, details from 068 22212. TRAVELLERS: Harold Speckman an American visited the Parish with his ass and cart just after the civil war and wrote a book on his experience, recently a European with his pony and baggage passed through the Parish on his way to Galway, he is on a tour of Ireland and had everything necessary with him for both man and beast for the journey. TOUR of Ireland Cycle Race will start at Denny Street Tralee on Friday August 24th at 12 noon, traffic restrictions will be place. FULL Moon on August 28th, Old Moore’s Almanac predicted that August would have exceptionally good weather and sunburn risk will be high. Cows are being housed on several farms due to land being waterlogged, whitethorn leaves are decaying and revealing a plentiful supply of haws, only the odd blackberry is ripe so far. SCAMS: If you want to protect yourself from scams contact 1890 432432 or visit www.eccdublin.ie EARTH: Cool Earth Fair will be held at the Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures on August 25th and 26th. Comhlamh member and activist Johnny Sheehan will deliver a workshop on the impact of climate change on developing countries, details from http://www.festivalofworldcultures.com/events/display.asp?EventID=298&m= :Comhlamh is now on the MySpace Global details from www.myspace.com/comhlamh THOUGHT: If we make the best of what we have, it will bring contentment; we can have what we like, if we like what we have; If you want to be truly great learn to heal, because hurting people is easy; If God abides in my home, His presence cannot be hidden, anonymous. WORRY: The latest edition of the North Kerry Advertiser has some advice on worry, keep two days free from worry yesterday and tomorrow and take time to work, meditate, play, read, be friendly, laugh, love and be loved. EMIGRANTS: Kerry Emigrant Association are holding their Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend 25th /26th August. Thank you for your generosity in the past. The Senior Citizens who are in need now were very generous in their youth by sending money home to Ireland in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Collection: Parents and Friends Association collected E713.78 at their recent church gate collection in the Parish. The Little Sisters of the Poor got donations amounting to E1,500 from Newtownsandes creamery suppliers. TREE: The 27 tonne, 150 year old chestnut tree that brought consolation to Anne Frank while she and her family were hiding from the Nazi in Amsterdam will be cut down. LOCAL woman Mairead Sharry Ui Chonchur of Carrueragh will give a demonstration on carding, spinning, weaving and knitting at Lurgan Village Inis Oirr on the Aran Islands on August 25th in association with Heritage Week, Mairead was in Tralee on Sunday last demonstrating he skills at the Rose Festival Craft exhibition in the Abbey Gate Hotel, details email@example.com HISTORY: Some Dail TD’s date of their first election: Austin Stack 1918; J Crowley 1918; Tom McEllistrim 1923: Tom Mc Ellistrim Junior 1969 ; Eamon Kissane 1932; Paddy Finucane 1943; Dan Spring 1943; J Lynch 1951; Dan Moloney 1957; Gerald Lynch 1969 and Kit Ahern 1977. Michael Collins shot 22nd August 1922. August 28th 18 77 Parnell became President of Home Rule Confederation of Great Britain. Centenary of the birth of Seamus Murphy RHA is being commemorated in Cork this year, he died in 1975. Red Hugh O Donnell died in Spain on August 31st 1602. Extracts from Limerick Chronicle August 9th 1806; Vice Admiral Whitshead Inspected sea fencibles and signal towers in Dingle District; Knight of Kerry arrived from Dublin to his seat at Ballinruddery; Daniel Connor of Knockreigh near Milltown was killed when his horse bolted; John Ryan of Mary's Street and J Ryan of Playhouse Lane did not take out a licence for retailers of beer and spirits, having been found guilty all his stock and utensils were destroyed; Hugh Massey Esq. Forman of Record Juries in the County Court gave two guineas for the House of Industry and two guineas for distressed gentlewomen, money donated by Charles Conyers and Hugh Massey was given to Watson and Mahony for relief of county debtors; Trusts Institution got £3 for their institution from Charles Conyers Esq.; Rev Mr Moare acknowledges one guinea from the Record Jury in the County, the money will go to charity. Limerick Chronicle of August 13th 1806: A man called Christopher __? sentenced to death for robbery near Quin in County Clare; James Enright and James Moore were convicted for murder of Henry O Brien at Knockaderry fair, sentence to burned on the hand and imprisoned for 12 months; Johanna Hurley to be privately whipped and confined for stealing flour to the value of one shilling from Hospital Mill; Tralee Races on Wednesday last , four mile heat won by Mr Blennerhassett, Mile Heat won by Mr O Connor's "Christopher", beating Raymond's Arbutus, Mr Collis "Lovely Lydia" and Mr Denis "Instructor". Some other well known horses Fanny owned by Major McNamara, Lark owned by Major Atkins. Rathkeale Races Thursday August 14th 1806. Died in Dingle; Mrs Hussey wife of the late Edward Hussey. September 24th 1806 edition of the Limerick Chronicle reports death in Tralee of Con Harrington who left a widow whom he was married to for 68 years.1824 Pigots directory for Limerick year ending the 1st September, 1823 exports, 2,366 tierces and 250 barrels of beef; 3,627 tierces and 9,000 barrels of pork; 54,473 firkins of butter; 4,316 bales of bacon; 92,753 barrels of wheat; 2,545 barrels of barley; 172,250 barrels of oats; 10,045 barrels of rape seed; the estimated value of which was 500,000l. The imports consist of tea, sugar, wine, salt, &c., at an annual value of about 300,000l. Death took place recently of Brid Murphy nee Flavin, she was married to Denis Murphy who was a native of Church Street, Listowel, they had three children namely Patricia, Denise and Ann, Brid had eight siblings, and Jack is the last surviving member of her family. Her parents were D.J Flavin of Listowel and Catherine Nolan of Moyvane. Death of William (Bill) O’Sullivan, Coilbee Listowel aged 81 years, son of Donal Bill O Sullivan of Coilbee and Catherine O Connor who was a native of Listowel town. William is survived by his wife of 40 years Ellie Brown, daughters Elizabeth, Kathleen, Marie and Siobhan, Brother Michael and sisters Maureen Nolan, Ellie Kennelly, Breda Moore and Kathleen White. Following Requiem Mass celebrated in Listowel Church by Canon Linnane assisted by ten priests William (Bill) O Sullivan was laid to rest at John Paul 11 cemetery in Listowel on Monday August 13th `07. The O Sullivan ancestral graves are at Murhur Churchyard, Moyvane. PARISH Newsletter statement: Priests are appointed to serve the needs of the cluster, while remaining resident, for as long as possible, in each of the parishes. This team approach to ministry provides the possibility for priests to work together in many new and creative ways. This helps lessen the stress of some responsibilities, while enhancing their ministry to parishioners. By sharing duty and rotating some Masses, clusters can greatly assist priests in their increasing workload. This new approach to ministry will be phased in, and it has already begun with one cluster of parishes in 2005. All parishes are encouraged to prepare for this reality, by starting to work more closely with their neighbouring parishes. ANNIVERSARIES: Willie Finucane, Bridie O Connor, Paddy O Callaghan, Ethne Strong, Paddy Barry, Mary Olive Relihan, Jin Stack, Fr Jim Leahy, Joan O Grady, Sr. Agatha Stack, Liz O Connor, Mass on Thursday 23rd at 8pm for Bridie McCarthy and deceased members of the McCarthy family; Saturday Mass at 8pm for Michael Kennelly. Mass on Friday at 9.15 am for the People of the Parish. STATION: on Monday 27th August at 8pm at the home of Timmy Larkin for Coilagurteen & Carrueragh. Confessions on Saturday at noon in Moyvane or on request at any time. ADORATION: Moyvane Sunday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 7pm and Knockanure Tuesday 10am to 8pm. READERS: Una Fitzmaurice, Elaine Hudson, David Murphy, Noelle Nolan, Brenda Clancy and Anne Stack. LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto results for 17th August`07, Jackpot E3,800, no winner. Numbers drawn were 1-2-8 and 25. Lucky Dips went to the following, Ronan Kerin, Ballygrenan; Micheal o Connor, Keylod; Aaron Whyte, Lisaniskea; Joseph O Callaghan, c/o T Finucane; Henry Finucane, Lisaniskea; Aoife Stack, c/o New Kingdom; Bar Prize Ann Woods, next weeks Jackpot E3.900. FAI: Paudie Quinn, Mark Reen and David Culhane of Listowel Celtic and 33 others from around the country were chosen to attend the FAI Elite Training Camp recently held at UL. BEST Wishes for the future to Aideen O Hanlon of the Tarbert Comprehensive School who got 600 points in her Leaving Cert., Aideen’s grandmother Mary O’Hanlon nee Moran was from Knockanure. HAPPY Birthday to Kathleen Flavin nee Quill of Athea who recently reached her 95th birthday. CENSUS taken last year show that 12,000 extra houses were built since 1991 and that 9,379 houses were empty on census night, half of Kerry households do not have a computer. WEDDINGS: The marriage took place at the Church of the Assumption Moyvane of Joanne Flaherty and William Larkin on Friday August 17th `07, the ceremony was conducted by Fr John Lucid PP Moyvane assisted by Fr Richard Hegarty. Joanne is daughter of Tom O Flaherty and Ann Sullivan of Murhur, Moyvane, William is son of Michael and Mary Larkin of Tullylease, Charleville. Best man Padraig Larkin, groomsmen: Sean Larkin, William Casey and Jim Cahill. Bridesmaids: Deborah O Flaherty, Mary Fitzgerald, Orla McCormack and Liz Larkin, Flower girls Gillian and Sarah Gonnard. The marriage took place in Athea Church of Margaret Carroll of Dirreen, Athea daughter of Donal and Joan and Bobby Barrett of Athea son of Agatha and the late Tony, the ceremony was conducted by Fr Madden PP Athea on Saturday August 18th `07. Best man was Declan Barrett, groomsmen Ciaran and Andrew Barrett. Bridesmaids were Maura Carroll, Josephine Carroll, and Tracey Murray. Flower girls Tara Histon and Nicole Carroll, pageboys Michael Flaherty and Christopher Barrett. BEST Wishes to Ann Dillon of Kilmorna who won the Duagh Lotto Jackpot of E9,200. CONGRATULATIONS to the Rose of Tralee Lisa Murtagh who is daughter of Breda Geoghegan of Athea, her father is from Co. Longford. Congratulations to Danny Finucane of Tarbert who did a 100km trek in Colorado recently for Crumlin Hospital and to Brian Neville of Ballylongford who completed the Frankfurt Ironman European Championship. KILMORNA girl Eibhlis Dillion is the only Kerry girl selected for the Croke Park Mini 7s game which was played on Sunday last. MELCHERT Reunion information is available from 087 2603997 or 085 1537 916. ENERGY: The total spent by industry on electricity increased by 63% between 1990 and 2004, expenditure on fossil fuels increased by 34% over the same period. Energy consumption by industry grew by 45% from 1990 to 2005. SCAM emails warning you that your credit card was used in Hungry are doing the rounds. THOUGHT: His hand formed you and made you the person you are. He compares you to no one else; you are one of a kind. You lack nothing that His grace can't give you. He has allowed you to be here at this time in history to fulfil His special purpose for this generation, Anonymous; The desire of love is to give. The desire of lust is to get, Ed Cole; Praying without faith is like trying to cut with a blunt knife - much labour expended to little purpose, Anonymous. ARAS Mhuire: It was great to meet many of the residents and staff of Aras Mhuire recently and discuss the past, names mentioned in conversation included, Murphy, Gould, Culhane, Chute, Relihan, Galvin, Larkin, Collins, Moloney, Sullivan, Mulvihill, Broderick, Hudson, to name a few. HISTORY: Diana died on August 31st 1997; RIC disbanded on August 31st 1922; On Sept 3rd 1849 Mr Russell of the Bank of Ireland and Mr Townsend a civil engineer and Michael Hampton went on a balloon trip to Clare from Limerick, their greatest height above the Shannon was just over 4.000 ft; Rathass Church in Tralee was the Seat of Kerry Diocese from 1111 to 1152, the present ruined church in the graveyard dates from 9th and 10th century; The Earls left Rathmullen for Europe on Friday Sept. 4th 1607; England adopts the Gregorian calendar on 2nd of Sept. 1752. Extracts from the Limerick Chronicle of August 20th 1806: Valuable Ecclesiastical Preferment’s vacant on the promotion of Dean Warburton to the See of Limerick have been apportioned; Colonel Vereker the Limerick representative in parliament, arrived at Milford near Limerick the seat of his uncle John Prendergast Smith Esq.; The Right Honourable Earl of Limerick arrived at his house at Newtown-Perry from London; Lord Ennismore arrived at Donaghdee from Portpatrick and James Crosby, Kerry representative in parliament addressed freeholders in Kerry seeking their support in the next General Election; Story of vessel lost with 300 men on board, it was on its way from Portsmouth to Quebec when it floundered on ice at Magdalene Islands on Nov. 15th 1805; Marriage of Thomas ? Esq. of Mallow to Charlotte Blennerhassett daughter of Richard of of Ballymacprior; Marriage before Rev John Busteed of Horatio Townsend Orpen of Attully and the agreeable Miss Kite of Cork; Died Peters Cell Mrs Hanrahan relic of Mr James Hanrahan aged 88 years; Exports since last publication: Fame for London 550 tubs 350 casks of butter; 10 half barrels of tongues by Harvey and Fisher; 44 casks ad 96 firkins of butter by Seymour and Mark; 87 casks and firkins of butter by Fisher, Mark and Fisher; 80 casks do by John Torrance; 95 ditto by Black and O Shea; 244 Do by Jasper and White; 256 doz. Clf skins by Edmond Ryan 156 casks of butter by J and W Hill; 130 Do. Do by John and James McNamara. Price of butter at Cork: Country 1st quality 90s; 2nd 88s; 3rd 80s per cwt. Watson and Mahony were licensed to deal in lottery tickets, they also sell genuine medicines of the most established reputation. Advertisement: Reward for anyone who will prosecute to conviction the villains who killed my two fat sheep at Kings Island on Monday night August 11th 1806, signed James O Donnell. PRISON: Now open to the public is 1900 year old Sant’Angelo near the Tiber River, it was built as a tomb for the Emperor Hadrian, later converted into a Vatican prison, in times of danger Popes took refuge there. FEAST: Feast of the Apostle Bartholomew was on August 24th, his name bar Talmay means son of Talmay, he is linked by tradition to Nathaniel (God has given) who said can anything good come out of Nazareth. RELATIONS sought of Maurice Mahony born it is thought at Newtownsandes on October 17th 1873, he may have another brother called Edward they were sons of James Mahony and Bridget Enright, Maurice married in 1904 Margaret Connor who was born at Winchendon, MA. Margaret was daughter of Patrick Connor and Ellen Cahill. MONEY: A unit to produce medical intravenous fluids from rain water at Fort Portal in Uganda is held up due to lack of funds 40% of the money was raised locally and they still need $600,000 to get the plant up and running for the local population of two million who need 120,000 litres of fluid annually, what a contrast Pennsylvania is to spend $15 million over he next 5 years to recycle their stockpile of old tires. Sept 5th `07 CHURCH owns about 2,000 hospitals, clinics and rest homes in Italy, in Rome they have, 250 schools, 580 institutes, convents and monasteries, 18 hospitals, and 65 rest homes. THOUGHT: This did not once so trouble me, That better I could not love thee; But now I feel and know, That only when we love, we find, how far our hearts remain behind, the love they should bestow, Richard Chenevix Trench. Quotes from Albert Einstein: I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science." SYMBOLS: Saint Pius V - a rosary; St. Peter keys; Saint Zita groceries; St. Joseph - a square; St. Ambrose - scrolls of music or beehive, The Infant of Prague and Mary Queen of the Universe -an orb; Saint Vincent de Paul, St. Anthony and St. Christopher are shown holding a young child; Saint Jerome holding a rock; Saint Cecilia a harp; Saint Jude a shield; St. Clare- a monstrance. HISTORY: A footprint of a sandal with iron hobnails on the soles was found on the boundary wall of the ancient city of Hippos also called Sussita situated near the Sea of Galilee, the sandal was of the type worn by Roman soldiers, it is thought that Jesus may have visited the place also. Snippets from The Kerry Evening Post of August 8th 1857: Reports alarming rumours from India, Delhi massacres, Mussulmans are to rise and kill the European infidel, the paper carries list of various atrocities committed by the rebels, more transports are preparing to sail for India to restore order. The Mohammedans were the ruling class in India since 638, and the British superseded them. Another report in the paper suspected that Russia had made a treaty with China. The August 19th edition continues with letters from India and the plight of Europeans and soldiers, a list of people who escaped and are alive is also printed; Violent thunderstorms and torrential rain occurred in England, the temperature in the morning shade was 60 to 66 degrees on Friday, at noon while the rain was falling the glass rose as high as 70 degrees in London, lightening struck the gasometer containing many hundred thousand feet becoming ignited, but it was put out and firemen were not needed; A big account of the Inauguration of the O Connell Monument is given, one banner read “We followed him when living, we honour him when dead”, all the trades had their banners, the Young Men’s Societies and the Temperance Society took part and played appropriate marches, all the City dignitaries attended the unveiling was done by the Earl of Dunraven who gave an account of O Connell’s life and work. The Kerryman of February 16th 1929 carries more information on the Liberator and the preparations for the Centenary of Catholic Emancipation, Dan established the Catholic Association in 1824 at the first two meetings they could not find a quorum of 10 members, but on the third attempt to hold the meeting they were still short so O Connell induced two Maynooth students to fill the quorum that was necessary. Kerryman’s Killarney notes for first week of January 1947 complains that Killarney is now haggard, drawn and pitiful and scarcely recognisable are the features that were once so beautiful and serene, all for the root of evil, without a single voice raised in protest. ROADS: Drivers are four times more likely to have a collision on a two lane road than on a dual carriageway, half of fatal crashes take place when vehicles cross the centre of the road. Road Safety strategy 2007-2011 will concentrate on education, engineering, enforcement and evaluation. Rules of the road was recently delivered to all homes in the Parish, these books will end up in the dump like all the free literature, that is delivered from time to time, who can find the vitamin tablets which were sent to homes to protect against a nuclear leak across the Irish Sea. Now that we have a government with a shade of green, it is time to charge for all government information literature and see what happens. OLD Bonded warehouse at Strand Street Tralee was torn down last week, fine pine planks were plainly visible at the site, these planks may have been brought in to Tralee by ships like the Jeanie Johnson, and it is a duty to see that the old planks which are in good condition are used again for restoration work. MUSICAL archive is being compiled at Seanchai, details from Micheal Kelliher. BEST Wishes to Sr. Peggy Barry of the Sisters of St Joseph of Peace who recently marked the 60th anniversary of her entrance to the convent, Sr. Peggy is a native of Lisselton. EMMET’S are marking the 50th anniversary of their club with celebration of mass at their Club House on Friday Sept. 7th at 8pm, other events will be held on the following day , details from 068 21369. PATTERN Day at Ballyheigue is on September 8th, it is also the Open Day at Ardfert Retreat Centre; Fr. Bill O Carroll will lead a walk from Tralee to Ballyheigue on Saturday morning of the Pattern starting at 6am from the Dominican Church. SCHOOL: As pupils go back to school this year they will be thinking of the past sunless summer with few opportunities to visit the seaside, parents will grumble about the cost of books and the waste of piles of useless school books, the department of education and teachers should get their act together and give a longer life to text books. We are still waiting after several years to hear from the group who were looking into the weight of school bags. Best wishes to Julienne Donegan who is the new principal of Knockanure National School. Congratulations to Mary Mulvihill of Keylod who taught the All Ireland winner Saoirse O Connor who came first in the English Singing in the 12 to 15 years age group at the recent Fleadh in Tullamore; SEpt 12th` 07 THOUGHT: Some people bring great happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go” Kathleen Corrigan. NEW Moon on Sept 11th, we are having marvellous fine weather at present, it is very welcome after the long wet spell. Apples, plums, haws and blackberries ate nearly ripe, a big proportion of plums and blackberries are diseased and inedible. The Kerry Evening Post of Wednesday September 2nd 1857, reports that the country has never been blessed with more favourable harvest weather than the last fourth night, Hay and green crops saved in the finest condition, we hardly hear of the potato disease. Butter production is down due to the dry weather, the average of “firsts” is down among firkins sent to Cork Butter Market due to warm weather, but prices are rising. First Quality butter made 109, Sixth Quality made 63. HISTORY: September edition of the Nation reports death of John F Hewson aged 78 years. September 1st 1961 Harvest Dance was held at the Six Crosses, admission 3 shillings, dancing from 9pm with Ina O Flaherty and her Showband , the following day Maurice O Connell of Moyvane was beaten by inches at Dromkeen Sports. September 4th 1971 Kerryman reports that Con Keeffe of Kilmorna won the high jump at Knocknagoshel sports for the 6th year and that Dan Keane presented Tops of the Parish at the Feale Baron Festival on last Saturday night. September 1967 free secondary school transport started over 3,500 Kerry students were accommodated. September 1963 the oldest bridge in the country in regular use was blown up in Castlemaine, it was built 1215. September 13th 1937 St Ita’s College Abbeyfeale opened, around 1947 James Dore opened a school in Glin and Jane Agnes McKenna opened a school in Tarbert. Mick Mackey and Princess Grace died Sept. 13th 1982. Edel Quinn born at Kanturk on 14th Sept. 1907, she went to school at the Pres. in Tralee for a time, Edel died in Nairobi May 12th 1944. The Times of Sept. 19th 1867 reports on the rescue of Fenians in Manchester and the killing of Sgt Bret. The Earls left the country 400 years ago this month and Pope Pius v received the Earls gave them a pension, the Earl of Tyrconnell died 1608, Hugh O Neill died 1609 and the old Earl of Tyrone died in 1616. Thaddaeus Clancy was martyred near Listowel on Sept. 15th 1584. Several priests were martyred in the storming of the Rock of Cashel by Lord Inchiquin on 15th Sept 1647. September massacres of 1792, in a few days over 1,200 prisoners were killed during the French Revolution. 100 men and boys arrived at the Jamestown settlement from England in 1607, they had a preacher called Robert Hunt who used a sail to make a church and a pole tied to a tree to make a pulpit , fire destroyed everything after eight months, two thirds of the new settlers including their preacher were dead on the first anniversary of their arrival. 30 intact hives from 900 BC were found by archaeologists in the ruined city of Rehov in Northern Israel some time ago. Pope Benedict XV1 went to Austria last weekend to mark the 850th anniversary of the Shrine of Our Lady of Mariazell, he also visited the Holocaust memorial in Vienna to 65,000 Jews killed in Austria by the Nazis. FOOD sector in Ireland employs around 300,000 people while in Europe it is said to employ 2.6 million. Food additive E128 has been withdrawn because of questions about its side affects. World Seafood Congress will be held at Croke from 25th to 27th of September. Veal must now be from animals less than eight months and rose veal must be from animals less than a year. The European Food Safety Authority is in existence for only five years and have compiled 450 risk assessment reports, did anybody tell them that it is over eating, processed and idleness are the biggest dangers to heath. Holly’s Gala shop in Moyvane has healthy eating leaflets by Aveen Bannon. BLOOD: 642 donors attended the recent blood transfusion clinic in Tralee. CANCER: Triple testing for breast cancer will be mandatory for patients from now on, following recent disturbing revelations. BOOK: “Lifelines Folklore” a book composed of stories from elderly South Kerry people is now available. Paddy Faley of Ballyhahill aged 88 years has his photo featured in the Positive Ageing exhibition which will tour the country. Changing Ireland Website is at www.changingireland.ie PARKS: The 60 biggest cities in America spent $4.3 billion on their parks in 2005; their combined acreage is over 800,000 EDUCATION: Grants E 2,528,000 for equipment are promised to UL, Mary I are getting E 310,000 and LIT are getting E73,000. UL attracts 1200 international students from 70 countries. Bank of Ireland survey reveals that 40% of students have cars; one in five students intend buying a new car; 30% of students work less than 20 hours per week; 56% plan to travel abroad half students earn E400 per month, socialising cost E162 per month while groceries and expenses amount to E221 per month. RACES: Listowel Races runs from 16th to 22nd, thousand from home and abroad will throng the streets of Listowel , both day and night. The Races were held in Moyvane in 1857 they continue now as the Listowel Races, the Island Racecourse was owned at one time by Connell’s, Sullivan’s and later by the O Leary’s BEST Wishes to Dan Keane on his Birthday September 17th. Happy Retirement to Hugh Friel who is retiring from the Kerry Group at the end of this year, Kerry Group have travelled a long way since Hugh and Denis started working in a rented caravan in the Canon’s Field in 1972. Sept 19th `07 ALL IRELAND: Kerry had another great win, Saturday and early Sunday morning droves were leaving the Parish to soak in the atmosphere of yet another All Ireland final. Soaking in the rain was forgotten, by most except some students who had poor drying facilities in their flats. The Clare County Board in 1947 put a motion before Congress that the All-Ireland football final of 1947 would be played in New York as a commemoration of the 1847, the motion was passed. Teams travelled by Skymaster and by the ship Mauritania. The All Ireland match was played at the Polo Grounds in New York, score Cavan 2-11 Kerry 2-07. The teams came home by boat to Southampton taking eight days, the plane trip over took 29 hours. The Kerryman of September 1947 gives good coverage to the event. HISTORY: Voters list 1966-`67 for Carhooeragh, Moyvane: John, Patrick and Ellie Broderick; Maurice and Ellen Dowling; William and Katie Fitzmaurice; Johanna Griffin; Catherine and Patrick Hanrahan; Dan, Bridget and Lily Keane; Sean, John, Kit and Moria Larkin; Margaret, Patrick, Daniel E and Ellie Leahy; John and Catherine Moloney; Catherine and Michael Mulvihill; Michael (Junior), Maria, William and John Murphy; Michael, Bridget, John and Nora O’Connor; Robert and Kathleen Stack. List for Carhooeragh, Kilmorna: John Barrett; John and Margaret Buckley; Mary and Nicholas Costelloe; Patrick and Bridget Doody; David, Mrs Ellen, John Joseph, and Ellen M Dore; Bridget and Daniel Flavin; Willie and Nora Looney; Pat (Junior) Lynch; Michael Madigan; John McMahon; Thomas (Con), Sarah, Catherine and Thomas Joe Nolan; Margaret Lyons; Thomas and Annie Relihan; Moira, John, James and Catherine Sheehan; William Garret, Mary Garret, Maurice, Mary Agnes, Edmond, Mary Edmond, Eileen, Bridget, William Edmond and Bridger Edmond Stack; Patrick Joseph, Joseph E, Hannah E, Chriss, Joseph and Catherine( Mrs Joe) Sweeney. Kerry Evening Post of September 2nd 1857 reports that there is hardly a family in Great Britain that has not a relation in India. The paper continues reports from their August editions on the Indian rebellion, places mentioned include Futterpore, Lucknow, Delhi, Agra, Sealkote, Hyderabad, Nagpore, North-western Province. List of Europeans who escaped to Hooshingara, account of massacres at Jhansi, Delhi people committed great atrocities against Sikh and Punjambee who happen to fall into their hands. Punjab still tranquil, Calcutta quiet and Bombay tranquil. Nana Sahib defeated at Cawnpore July 16th 1857 by Brigadier General Havelock , but Sahib escaped to another town. 30,000 soldiers are on their way to India. Died on July 7th 1857 Captain Francis Spring of the 24th Regiment near Lahore, his wife who was in India, was daughter of Colonel Day .Cholera is raging all over the hills from Almoragh to Cashmere, along the Ganges, The Jumma etc, whole villages have been deserted in the interior, people preferring to die in the jungle. THOMAS Edison born near Cleveland, Ohio, in 1847, he only went to school for three months, his teacher had a poor opinion of him. Tunnel was recently found under the City of David it was designed as drainage canal. During the Roman siege of the walled city, Jews could use it to escape to the Judean Desert. Jewish New Year of 5768 was recently celebrated by them. THOUGHT: Worry does not empty tomorrow of its trouble. It empties today of its strength; I had feelings of fear about the future...The devil kept on whispering, "It's all right now, but what about afterward? You are going to be very lonely"....And I turned to my God in a kind of desperation and said "Lord, what can I do? How can I go on to the end?" And He said, "None of them that trust in Me shall be desolate." That word has been with me ever since. Amy Carmichael; We are left with a choice: Become Christ like or gradually shrivel into superficial hypocrites: Angry people who have stopped walking with God, who blame others for our bitterness, Francis Frangipane; Anyone who is not lost on the rapturous awe at the power and glory of the mind behind the universe is as good as a burnt out candle, Einstein's. “Entry to work in the field of God should be given by God and people are free to respond to the grace of God. It is the He who moves all not we”, Monsignor. Sharma of Nepal. MARRIAGE took place at St Brendan’s Church Tralee on Friday Sept 7th `07 of Breda Flaherty daughter of Doreen and Timmy Flaherty of Moher, Moyvane and Brendan Finucane son of Eithna and Brendan Senior Finucane of Piermount, Tarbert, Fr Francis Nolan officiated. Best man Glen Fitzmaurice, groomsmen Gerard Brown and Pat McInerney. Bridesmaids were, Sheila O Flaherty, Aoife Donnellan and Emma O Connell. Flower girls were Maura O Neill and Olyn McInerney and Pageboy Austin McInerney. RESEARCHERS in Auckland NZ are to get $150,000 grant to test the effects of smoking on peoples voice; More are trying to find a cure for the Ebola Virus in the Congo and the Marbury virus in Angola which is causes severe and often fatal hemorrhagic fevers; ; Michelin are spending E30 million on developing an energy saving tire. ROADS: Annual Conference of local government engineers was held some time ago at Tullamore, it was disappointing that the head of the Garda Collision Investigation Unit did not attend; the title of the conference was Engineering Road Safety. AIRPORT: Kerry Airport will have 17 flights to London per week from November, Shannon’s loss is Kerry’s gain. Sept 26th `07 IRELAND’S new Ambassador to the Vatican Noel Fahy was received by the Pope on Saturday September 15th `07. VENICE: Throwing rice at newly-weds will soon be banned in Venice as it attracts pigeons that soil buildings and streets. FLOODS: have recently occurred in Ghana and Togo, Sudan, Uganda, Somalia and Kenya, 200 people have died and hundreds of thousands had to flee the rising waters. SPAIN: Spain’s divorce law in two years has lead to an increase of 50% in the number of children of family break ups. PRISONS: The federal Bureau of Prisons is being asked to reverse its decision to remove from prison chapel libraries all religious books and materials that are not on the bureau’s lists of approved books. HISTORY: Registry of Deeds was set up by the Irish Parliament in 1707, to mark the event a conference called Registering the World will be held at Dublin Castle from 26th to 28th of September 2007; Lincoln Proclaimed the freedom of slaves on Sept 22nd 1862; French declared a republic on 22nd of Sept 1792; British Troops retook Delhi from the mutineers on 21st of Sept 1857; The Soldiers Song was written by Peadar Kearney in 1907, it was published in 1912 and the Irish version was first published in 1923; founded by Robert Baden Powell in 1907 about 500 million have joined the scouts since then; The Irish Times from 1859 to 2007 is expected to be available on the internet shortly, it will be free to schools and libraries; The Assembly of the League of Nations was opened by Dev in Geneva on Sept 26th 1932; Michael Corkery was the first Irishman in the European Commission in Sept 1972; Jim Kemmy laid to rest on Sept 29th 1997; St Theresa of Lisieux died Sept 30th 1897. Kerryman of September 6th 1947 reports joyous scenes at Cobh on Monday as the first of the Kerry football contingent left for New York, the remainder of the Kerry players and officers will leave from Rineanna on Monday, the following weeks Kerryman tells us that the GAA had a dinner at Rinanna for 70 guests, the meeting of the Kerry and Cavan players was cordial one of the officials mentioned the 1925 objection when both Kerry and Cavan were disqualified, while the teams were at the Airport, several famous people arrived including four Irishmen who were on their way to Rome to be crowned princes of the church. Welcome for the teams in New York is also is also covered. The object of the trip was to promote Gaelic Football. This was Kerry’s fifth trip to America, Fr Fitzgerald took a Kerry Team in 1927 to America to try and adapt Gaelic Football to suit American temperament, as the Americans favoured a more robust game of football. At home on Sept 14th 1947 Kerry played Meath at Croke Park in the Juniors , Michael O Ruairc was Joint Secretary of the County Board of the GAA at the time. While in NY the reporter picked up on the story of Mrs Rose Altshuler aged 67 years a Russian immigrant living in NY who had just completed her elementary education and was going to continue and enter University. Home news in the paper included survey of 3,000 miles of roads which are to be reconstructed, out of the 49,000 miles; Complaints against Medical Officer; Death of only son Martin O Donnell of Ballymacelligott, he was nephew of Tim Reidy of Ballylongford, Christy and Joan O Sullivan of Tarbert sent message of sympathy; Coal ration for Non Turf areas; At Tralee fair two year old cattle made £20 and mutton made 2 shillings per lb, 65 pigs were on offer at Listowel fair. MARRIED at Glin Church recently were Elaine Hanrahan of Ballyguiltenane and Conor Enright of The Cashen Ballyduff, Fr Thomas Crawford performed the ceremony. Best man was Cormac Enright, groomsmen Mark Houlihan, Kevin Sheehan and Brendan Sheehan. Bridesmaids were Annette, Deirdre, Kathleen and Noreen Hanrahan. Flower girls were Aoife Carr and Laura Purcell. Pageboys were Darragh and Aodhain Enright. The bride is daughter of Ann and Denis Hanrahan and the Groom is son of Kathleen and Tom Enright. HAPPY Retirement to Ita Barry, Marie O Brien, Peggy Griffin, Jane Lewis, and Elaine O Sullivan who recently retired from nursing at Kerry General Hospital. VOLUNTEERS: Kerry Volunteer Centre will have a special day on Sept 26th, as it is national day of volunteering, details from 066 7117 966 FARMING contributes E 400 million to the Kerry economy, 7,500 families work the land area of Kerry 278.000 ha. About 450 million litres of milk is produced by 2,000 Kerry producers. In this Country half a million weanlings are moved to finishing units at home and abroad from the months of August to December. CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane who scored 241 points in the Tidy Town Competition. Goulding Family in Knockanure Village has the best display of flowers to be seen in any Village, such dedication should receive official recognition. WRENBOYS: Congratulations to Carrigkerry who won the Wrenboy competition of Friday night last, all the competitors gave great entertainment; it was noticeable that the crowd stayed for the night’s performance very few left the Square while the competition was in progress. Moyvane won the Wrenboy competition in Listowel in 1966 and `67, the competition was inaugurated in 1959. All were disappointed that this years Harvest Festival decorations, lights and entertainment was scaled down, , everyone who complained know in their heart that they just sat back and expected others to do the volunteering. Next year is the 150th anniversary of the races in Listowel. Sam was in Listowel at the races and later toured the town on Thursday night, several commented on the absence of players whom they would love to meet in person, life for All Ireland Champions is not easy with all the commitments, to training, family, celebrating and work. The lifestyles of players are a potent headline for their peers and the rising generation. THOUGHT: Life can be obstacles and unfinished business, anon; Many spend their life waiting for the dawn; “O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, All because we do not carry, Everything to God in prayer” Sam Gordon; “ I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty, I have learnt the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry whether living in plenty or in want” St Paul. LAWYER: A diocesan lawyer in America gets paid for forked tongue advice to the church on legal matters, while at the same time funding pro abortion politicians. HISTORY: Extracts from Kerry Sentinel of October 26th 1907; The committee in charge of completion of Killarney Cathedral had a meeting under the chairmanship of Bishop Manganr Ashling made exhaustive examination of the foundations of the of the proposed tower; Imports of butter into Great Britain for week ended Oct 19th was 1,000 tons less than the corresponding week last year, Denmark sent 1.300 tons, Russia sent 600 tons, price of Irish Creameries 117s to 123s, Russian made from 86s to 112s and Danish made 130s to 133s. Auction of 300 acre farm at Coolnaleen in one or two lots on November 5th , house had 10 rooms, buildings were put up at a cost of £2,000, the land was bought by James O Callaghan trough the Land Commission in 1904, local man M. J. Nolan of Newtownsandes was Auctioneer. The Quarterly Horse Fair which was started some years ago by Mr M O Connor and Mr M Moran was a success, prices best price Mr Murphy of Inch, Mr Buckley of Knockane got £45, John Galvin sold two handsome animals for 25 and £35, Dan Boland £35, Mr Dillon, Behins £36, Mr Fitzmaurice Newtownsandes and Mr Barrett Lenamore got good prices. Coursing was held in Tralee and a St Petersburg official assassinated, woman arrested. Martin Luther nailed his theses to a church door on 31st October 1517. Late October 1527 Henry V11 took a fancy to Anne Boleyn. October 30th 1867 Bernadette and 43 other novices made their religious profession. HISTORY: October 13th 1907 Marconi wireless telegraph opens at Clifton; Oct 19th Napoleon retreats from Moscow; Irish National League founded Oct 21st 1882; George Cadbury made fhe first chocolate bar in 1897, he died on 24th Oct 1922. Snippets from the Kerry Sentinel of October 5th 1907, Agriculture; Ireland chief supplier of fattening poulry to the English trade, in 1901-02 eggs distributed to farmers in Ireland amounted to 52,409 dozen, in 1905 there were over 18.5 million fowl in Ireland and fowl exports to England were worth £677,435, in 1900 Irish chickens could be bought for 1s to 1s 6d. Castleisland Great Fair prices of Calvary Horses from £30, Carriage Horse from £25, Spingers £9-10s up, in calf cattle £8 up, calves from £2-10s up. House coal £25 per ton, bacon pigs 49s per cwt, butter 10d per lb, potatoes 4/6 per half quarter, meal 10/6 per cwt. Mr Tom O Donnell writes from Copenhagen on the Danish Agricultural Industry, he gave an extensive account, sales of Danish butter amounted to just over £1 million in 1881and in 1905 they sold £9.5 million. Death took place of Hanora Falvey of Causeway aged 108 years, she was hale and hearty up to the last; Mr Lane from Brosna had narrow escape when his horse went into the river, both he and his horse escaped with their lives. Concert in Knocknagoshel report contains a big list of performers; Gaelic League held its first Aeridheacht in Bruree on Sunday last, Michl ua Conchubhair late of the Gaelic League in London is the district teacher and organiser. The King of Portugal intends to give prize for an Irish Marching Tune at next years Oireachtas. Report on caring for children whose parents live and work abroad, some wanted to send these children out of the country. HISTORY: Kerry Evening Post of September 2nd 1857 had bits of news from a wide variety of places, including news of the Corkman George Strickland Kingston who was recently appointed Speaker of the South Australian Parliament, he was also the first white man to set foot on the site of Adelaide, his wife is from Bandon; Austrian Army in Italy to be reduced by 20,000; The Cost of election in North Devon was £13,722- 5s-5d; Money pledged for the Tralee Tarbert railway amounted to over £7.000; Admirers of Mr Fergus O Connor in Nottingham have collected £40 to erect a monument to him; Wesley Conference in Liverpool told they have 270,000 members with 17,893 on trial; Letters from Southern Russia state that there is a great abundance of soft wheat, but hard wheat was injured by the weather; A caravan of 500 persons and 1,500 horses which started from Damascus to Baghdad perished in the desert except for 30 persons; Died in New York John F Raymond aged 27 years a printer, died in Tralee of Dropsy Mr Thomas Benner, leaving a large family; Annual Cattle Show will be held in Tralee in October 1957; It has become fashionable in Kentucky for runaway wives to take the husbands bed and linen; A young lady who was rebuked by her mother for kissing her intended, replied with a quote from the Bible “Whatsoever ye would that man should do unto you, do ye even so unto them”. Spanish Parliament last session closed in Valencia in October 1937 and did not meet again till February 1st 1938; Frank Thornton died in Chicago on 21st of October 1997, he was born at Kilbaha in 1908, went to Chicago in 1929, in 1956 he was involved in organising Irish Musicians Association; First transatlantic flight from Shannon took place on Monday 24th October 1945. PARENTHOOD: Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger (1883-1966) gave a talk to the women’s branch of the Silver Lake Ku Klux Klan 81 years ago this year; following her talk she received a dozen invitations to other branches of the organisation. Selected quotes from her works; The purpose in promoting birth control was "to create a race of thoroughbreds," she wrote in the Birth Control Review, Nov. 1921 (p. 2); Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization, referring to immigrants and poor people described them as human weeds,' 'reckless breeders,' 'spawning... human beings who never should have been born." . OPENING of Knockanure Community Centre took place on Sunday afternoon October 7th `07, a big crowd attended and were entertained by local musicians and singers, several speeches brought to light all the groundwork that took place in in preparing for this special day, the young children were in their element and so were most of the adults, some openly remembering the never to be forgotten memories of their schoolings. The centre was officially opened by past pupil Noreen Troata Walsh, nee Finucane. HISTORY: Tom Langan who was transported to Australia in 1801 was released in 1817; Eamon de Valera born 14th Oct 1882, First Day issue of his centenary commemorative stamp of 35,000 came out on Oct 14th 1982; Nation newspaper launched 15th Oct 1842; Marconi opened a wireless station at Clifdon on Oct 13th 1907; Republican element took over Sinn Fein in October 1917; Oct 13th 1917 the final apparition at Fatima on the same date Lenin began his march through Russia; Sophie Pierce of Newcastle West set world record when her aircraft reached 17,000 ft on Oct 8th 1927, two years later she reached 23,000 ft , she died aged 42 years; Mill Hill College at Freshford Co Kilkenny was opened in 1932, its first Rector was Fr John Kennelly of Listowel; Listowel Workhouse had 1161 children on Oct 9th 1852; Number of inmates remaining in Tralee Workhouse on August 22nd 1857 was 492, twenty were discharged during the week and two died, the weekly cost per pauper 1s and 3.75d , Maurice Quinlan who supplied three tons of rushes in place of straw was ordered to supply straw on the understanding that he would be allowed £1 per ton for the rushes. In 1857 robbery of orchard cost defendant 2/6 compensation and a 16 shilling fine; Kerryman of September 20th 1947 reports that Clann na Poblachta will contest by election in South Kerry where they have 25 branches, New organisation established for fishermen called Muintir na Mara, UDC raises weekly wages of three stonemasons from £3- 5 shillings to £4, Rent of labourers cottage 1s and 3d, American farmer had statue erected on his farm in thanksgiving for the return of his five sons from the war, Prominent Kerry men give their views on the Kerry v Cavan match in New York, Edmond Sandes charged Martin Mulvihill and Patrick Halpin with trespass. The Kerryman of the time carried many inspiring articles, for example the life of the great engineer James Nasmyth , born 1808 who left school at age 12 years and at age 18 brought out the first of his 40 major inventions, his advice was, the eyes and fingers are the principal inlets to sound practical knowledge , he lived to be 90 years. Another article tells us about German engineers who developed a system for long range power transmission. Oct 3rd `07 PLASTIC Collection will be held at Listowel Mart on the 5th and 6th of November from 9am to 5pm and at the North Kerry Landfill site from 19th to 20th of Nov, time 9am to 5pm, waste silage wrap only, details from 066 716 2000. THOUGHT: “Wisdom is like a Baobab tree: no one individual can embrace it”; Those who say they will forgive but can't forget, simply bury the hatchet but leave the handle out for immediate use. Dwight L Moody; It is well said in the old proverb,'a lie will go round the world while truth is putting its boots on; Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is. Blaise Pascal MARRIAGE took place on Sept 21st `07 at the Church of the Assumption Moyvane of Ciara Moloney of Moyvane and Daniel O Connell of England, the ceremony was performed by Fr Lucid P.P. Moyvane. Bridesmaids were Niamh, Deirdre and Claire Moloney, Groomsman David O Connell; Best men were Tom Conway and Spencer Pritchett. The bride is daughter of Marian and John Moloney and he grooms parents are Emily and Daniel O Connell. CONGRATULATIONS to Mickey Liston the story teller from Knocknagorna who celebrated his 80th birthday recetly. Congratulations also to the Moyvane Girls Under 14 GAA team who won the North Kerry Plate Final, they also reached three finals thi year. BEST Wishes to Eileen Woulfe of Athea who is on a seven day walk in Yucatan in aid of cystic fibrosis. EXTRAORDINARY People: G K Chesterton is reported to have said that editors could fill half their papers for free, if only they could keep their readers angry enough; Paul Cullen died aged 99 years in Australia on Sept 19th 2007, he was a famous soldier, a book on his life called “Citizen and Soldier” life of Major General Paul Cullen was published in 2005; A book called The Mascot was recently published in Australia and details how Alex Kurzen at the age of five witnessed the Nazi kill his family in 1941 and how he became a mascot for the SS for the rest of the war; Marcel Marceau the famous mime artist died aged 84 years on Sept 22nd `07, his father died in Auschwitz. Conference on the Martyrs of Spanish Civil War will be held in Rome on October 5th `07; Feast of St Francis is on October 4th, he had respect for all of Gods creatures; Sr. Enrica Rosanna oversees all things in relation to catholic religious communities in the Vatican since 2004; AMBASSADOR: Michael Collins is the new Irish Ambassador to Washington. DEATH took place on Sept 20th `07 of Norma Finucane, of Urlee, she is survived by her father Mick Finucane, brothers Paddy, Dan, Mike and Bill sisters Betty, Jacqueline, and Annette she was laid to rest on Sunday September 23rd `07 at Gale Cemetery following Requiem Mass at St Teresa’s Church Ballydonoghue. HISTORY: A 7th centaury shipwreck found near Galilee had a fire basket on board, it was used to lure fish; Fitzell Family first came to Ireland c1709, they recently held a reunion in Tarbert; Kerryman of September 6th 1947 reports that a Dutchman wrote to the Mayor of Killarney looking for a pen pal; A survey on peoples reaction to tourists showed that most did not want them; The second annual convention of Old IRA was held at the Ashe Memorial Hall on Saturday last, they were told by Mr P.C. O Mahony an Old IRA man that they were against one and a half million tourists invading the country, the organisation achieved much during the previous harvest and spring, our representatives were there, watching, guiding, helping and directing, they also wanted to backdate pensions for some members to 1924; The National Anthem was not played at a cinema in Killarney due to the lack of respect shown to it; Brigidine Convent Ceremonies; Tralee Horticultural Show; Death of Sr. M Patrick Hough of Abbeyfeale Convent; Fr Michael Kennelly of Kilbaha and Fordham University visits his home after 18 years, he went to New York for his education at the request of his uncle James Kennelly; Abbeyfeale markets, turf 40 shillings per ton, potatoes 2/- per stone, farmers butter 2/11 per lb, eggs 3/3 per doz, chicks 1/10 per lb, ducklings 1/-to 1/6 per lb, hens 1/-per lb, turkeys 1/10 per lb and guinea fowl 5/-. First satellite launched by Russia on Oct 4th 1957; Seamus Ennis died Oct 7th 1982; Kerrygold butter launched on world market on Oct 8th 1962; St Theresa of the Child Jesus died 30th Sept 1897. Feast of St Francis of Assisi Thursday Oct 4th, he died in 1226. Oct 10th `07 DEATH took place on September 30th `07 of Joan Ahern, nee McElligott of Beale Hill and formally of Coolaclarig, her husband John Francis Ahern, sons Jerry, John, Paddy and Dan, daughters Marie, Noreen and Margaret survives her. Following Requiem Mass at Ballybunion Church on Wednesday Oct 3rd celebrated by Fr Hegarty, Canon Linnane and Fr John Kennelly Joan Ahern was laid to rest at Kilconly Churchyard. Joan was a sister of the late Mary Enright of Knockanure Village. Joan Ahern was born 85 years ago to Jack McElligott of Coolaclarig and Nora Cantillon of Causeway. Her siblings were Mary, John, Nora, Peg and Paddy. Both Joan Ahern and Gerald Mulvihill went to the same school and died on the same day. Death took place on September 30th `07 of Gerald Mulvihill of Shronowen, Listowel. He is survived by his wife Kathleen Hanrahan a native of Kilbaha, sons Fr Eamon, Mike, Dan, and Joseph and daughters Mary and Sheila. Gerald Mulvihill was laid to rest following Requiem Mass for Gerald Mulvihill was celebrated at Ballydonoghue Church by his son Fr Eamon, Fr Lawlor, Fr Nolan and about 30 priests. Gerald was born in February 82 years ago to Ned Mulvihill of Shronowen and Julia O Sullivan of Lixnaw, his siblings were Fr Dan, Michael, Denis and Sr. Mercedes in Thurles. Gerald’s family could count over 50 relations who worked in the religious life, in the early part of the last century Bishop Cunningham took several cousins including the Mulvihill’s to Concordia, Kansas to work in his diocese. Recent deaths: Jerry Kennedy of Asdee and Dundee, Sr. Celsus McMahon of Courthouse Road, Listowel and Mercy Convent Ennis. ANNIVERSARIES: Annie Flynn, Margaret Shine, Michael Harnett, John Mahony, Pat Stack, John Cyril Tobin, Harry Stackpoole, Bishop James Collins, John O Connor, John and Catherine Moloney, Mass on Thursday 11th at 8pm for Eileen McElligott, Months Mind Mass for Myles Thornton is on Friday 12th at 8pm, Mass on Saturday 13th at 8pm for Hannah Foley, Sunday 14th Mass in Knockanure at 10am for Patrick and Catherine Greaney and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for Michael and Stephen Kiely. NEW Moon is on Oct 11th; The finding of the largest star known so far was announced on October 7th 1997 it is 25,000 light-years from Earth and was obscured from view by a dust cloud in the Milky Way; The weather here is nice and warm with many days dry, in the South Island in NZ, it is reported that thy are getting rough spring weather; plums, sloes and blackberries are diseased this year, they are plentiful but inedible; we have a bumper crop of apples and haws in perfect condition. SCHOOLS: Knockanure National School Junior Infants class and their new Principal Julienne Donegan had their picture in last weeks Kerryman, the class includes Gavin O Connor, Ollie Moran, Niamh McAuliffe, Ryan Large and Cian Murphy. All the children in the school are participating in the Departments programme that encourages the eating of fresh whole food. Murhur pupils photo was also in the Kerryman, included were Kevin Hudson, Joe Coulson, Martin Stack, Liam Corridan, Edward Moore, Kellie Sheehy, Charlene Mulvihill, and Ashley Sheehy. Junior Infants included David Sexton McEnery, Declan Sexton McEnery, Thomas Walsh, Micheal Fogarty, Sean Stackpoole, Kieran Swan, Eamon O Connor, Aobha Quinn, Holly Heffernan, Brid Stack, Dion Pierce and Claire Galvin. WEDDINGS: The marriage took place at the Irish College in Rome on September 3rd `07 of Sheila Windle of Leitrim West and John O Connell of Woodford, the bride is daughter of Michael and Kitty Windle and the grooms parents are Tom and Patsy O Connell. The marriage took place in Moyvane Church on September 28th `07 of Johanna Leahy of Moyvane and Gerard Curtin of Clounmacon, Listowel, and the ceremony was performed by Fr Pat Moore and Fr John Lucid. Bridesmaids were Nora, Mary Band Trisha Leahy. Best man Derek Galvin and groomsmen were Denis and Tony Curtin. Flower girl Edel Quinn and Pageboy was Sean Curtin. The bride is a daughter of Pat and Mary Leahy and the groom is son of Anthony and Kitty Curtin. Best wishes to Eileen and Danny Hannon of Listowel on their Golden Wedding Anniversary, which they celebrated recently. Best Wishes to Sheila and John Ryan of Skehenerin who celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary at the Arms Hotel recently, Sheila and John ran a small shop at their home for many years. CONGRATULATIONS to Micheal O Sullivan of Clieveragh who was recently elected Hon Lifetime President of Listowel and District Active Retirement Association, all his friends wish him well. THOUGHT: The church is a servant community in which those who hunger are to be filled; the ignorant are to be taught; the homeless to receive shelter; the sick cared for; the distressed consoled; the oppressed set free - all so that men may more fully realize their human potential and more readily enjoy life with God now and eternally, Anonymous. DEV is reported as saying he was inspired by Fintan Lawler’s words “The people will follow the flag that floats nearest the stars”. RETIREMENT: Garda Denis Holly of Moyvane has retired on August 11th 2007 after 35 years service with An Garda Siochana, he joined in May 1972 and served in Clonakilty, Bantry, Knocknagree, Stradbally, and Denis served 29 years at Kilmallock. He is married to Kay O Connor of Duagh and they have children Dominic and Marian. OCT 14th `07 THOUGHT: Mary in the Bible and in the Koran "The angel went to her and said, 'Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you." (Luke, 1:28) "Behold! the angels said: "O Mary! Allah has chosen you and purified you - chosen you above the women of all nations." (Koran, 3:42) ; "Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favour with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus." (Luke, 1.29-31) Behold! The angels said: "O Mary! Allah gives you glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be ?sa (Christ Jesus), the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah" (Koran, 3:45); Congratulations to Mary Flaherty of Aughrim who recently celebrated her 90th birthday, she is daughter of the late Pat Stack of Aughrim and Margaret Flaherty of Gortdromagowna, and her siblings are Pat, Richard, John, Michael, Tim, Jim, Bridie, Hannah, Teresa and Nora. WELL Done to Martin Stackpoole the youngest member of the Lixnaw team, he made the saves that won the County Championship for them against Kilmoyley recently, Martin has many relations in the Parish. CONGRATULATIONS to the Glin group who raised E50,000 for Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin. BOOK: The memories of Bertha Betty written by her between 1936 and`38 was re-launched at Seanchai on Friday night last, Bertha was born at the Square, Listowel to Ellen and Francis Creigh in the late 1900s, she died in 1949. RESEARCH: Health Systems Research is being carried out at UL on experience of ageing, Community Mental Heath Teams and pilot studies on quality improvement framework. BCG vaccine can prevent childhood TB, but gives no protection against pulmonary TB in adults, 1.6 million die from TB every year and about 8 million new cases are found worldwide each year. Partnership Tralee is researching the interests of immigrants from August to November this year. FAMILY Mediation Service is 21 years in operation so far they assisted over 14,000 couples to negotiate the terms of their separation or divorce, more information from www.fsa.ie DIALOGUE: 2008 has been designated European Year of Intercultural Dialogue by the European Parliament and funding is now being sought to run the year. In the U.S. one in five people do not speak English at home and it is estimated that they have 37.5 million immigrants according to census 2006. USEFUL Numbers: Senior Helpline 1850 440 444, Carers Association 1800 24 07 24 Monday to Friday, HSE 1850 24 1850, Social Welfare 1890 20 23 25, you can earn up to E200 per week without affecting your non-contributory pension. Mobility Aids 1890 277 478, Irish Heart Foundation 1890 423 787 and ACCORD 066 7122280. 07 October 31 Knockanure KNOCKANURE THOUGHT: “Most of us follow our conscience as we follow a wheelbarrow, we push it in front of us in the way we want it to go”, Billy Graham; FULL MOON on October 26th, fine weather continues, many days are as mild as August; The Space Station was visible every night till Oct 22nd; Comet Loneos will be visible from now on, Orion meteor shower was at its best last weekend. Global warmers will not tell you that Greenland had higher average temperatures in the 19 30s and `40s than at present, temperatures there rose rapidly in the 1920s. SAD day in Listowel on Saturday last to see all the items from the convent being auctioned, many books and leaflets of an inspirational nature were sold for a pittance, they would be very useful for the library. Altar gate and church artefacts now scattered everywhere, think of all the loving care they received over the years, future generations will be deprived of visiting a very special church and of soaking in the atmosphere created by dedicated sisters since 1844. COMMUNITY CENTRE News; Social centre for older people is starting on Monday 5th Nov in Knockanure Community Centre, it will take place from 11am to3.p.m, a hot meal will be provided, please let the centre know in time if you are not able o attend, as food may be wasted. Transport is provided by Kerry Flyer, to book transport phone 087 7476717, for further information contact 49438, 23905 or 49250 (or any committee member). A Halloween Party will be held in the Community Centre Knockanure on Wednesday 31st Oct from 7.30pm to 9.30 p.m. Cookery Classes will start on Monday 5th Nov if enough people are interested. Radio Kerry recorded a programme at the Centre on Wednesday last, a glimpse of activities in the parish was recorded, later in the night at a meeting in the Centre locals were advised on and suggested activities for the coming months, over E 40,000 debt is still to be paid and people are asked to use the fine facilities provided by the hardworking committee and contribute a small fee to cover overheads. HAPPY retirement to Donal O Sullivan who was involved in the Listowel Community Centre for over 20 years, a special event was held recently at Seanchai to show appreciation for his great contribution as Community Centre manager, no doubt Donal will continue with his many other social activities. Donal is married to Kathleen Leahy of Knockanure. CLIMATE Change for the better took place this October, under the Kyoto agreement Ireland must source 33% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, the public sector is expected to achieve energy savings of 33% , 21% of cuts to meet Irelands obligations will be made outside the state. BEST Wishes to Denise Riordan nee Mullane of Athea who became the first woman to manage a Bank of Ireland branch in Kerry, she is taking over from local man Pat Flavin who received promotion. Congratulations to Claire Foley of Knocknasna who got 600 points in her Leaving Certificate she is daughter of Christina and John Foley. MARRIAGE too place at St Mary’s Church Tarbert on Saturday October 20th `07 of Deirdre Stack of Steeple Road Tarbert and Iain Kennelly of Leitrim Middle, Moyvane, and the ceremony was performed by Fr Francis Nolan assisted by Fr John Lucid. Declan Kennelly was best man and groomsman was Michael Lynch. Maire and Aine Stack were bridesmaids. Deirdre is daughter of Patricia and Thomas Stack and Iain is son of Anne Maria McEnery and Timmy Kennelly of Leitrim Middle. 07 November 7 Knockanure KNOCKANURE GREAT Halloween party was held at the New Community Centre in Knockanure, a great effort was put into the event by the organisers. COOKERY classes will commence in the Community Centre, Knockanure on Tuesday night 6th November at 7.30pm. COMPUTER Classes begin on Wednesday Nov 7th . Parent and Toddler Group begins at 10am on Nov 15th and on Friday 23rd Nov, dancing with Johnny Barrett at Knockanure Community Centre. BEST Wishes to all who presented with their diplomas and degrees recently, the long struggle is over and now the real work must begin. Only one in ninety nine people in the world receive third level education. The IT students were urged by their head in Limerick to take risks, at their recent conferring ceremony. Thinking of starting a business information meeting will be held at St John’s, Listowel on Saturday November 10th from 11.30am to 1pm. BEST Wishes to Thomas M OConnor of Bunagara who won first prize of a Peugeot 107 in the recent Emmets GAA draw. AGM of Listowel Graveyard Committee takes place at St Patrick’s Hall, Listowel on Wednesday Nov 7th at 8pm, new members welcome. SAFE Driving: The Shannonside No Name club are holding a one-day programme dedicated to influencing young people’s approach towards learning to drive safely and passing their test, at the Community Centre Tarbert on Saturday, November 10th. Starting at 9.45 am and finishing at 3.00pm. Cost E10.00. Bring a packed lunch. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided. This course is open to No Name Club members and any remaining places are open to 5th and 6th year students. For further information please contact: Mary Normile, Glin – 087 9573660 or Maura McDermott, Tarbert – 086 3475988. Members and friends of Moyvane ICA produced 100 pairs of baby booties and 30 quilts which are destined for Chernobyl Children’s Project. LOCAL Craft worker Mairead O Connor will be spinning wool with her spinning wheel at the Listowel Arms Hotel as part of the Craft Fair and Food Fair on Sunday 11th November, many other exhibitors will be displaying their crafts also. BOOK on the Knights Templar papal investigation of 1308 was launched recently at a cost of $8,400 per copy, only 799 copies were available. SPAIN: Beatification of 500 Catholics killed during the Spanish civil war took place recently in Rome, it was the largest number to be Beatified in one day, in history of the Church. THOUGHT: We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves, says Francois de La Rochefoucauld; There is no such thing as a "self-made" man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success, George Matthew Adams; Has not God borne with you these many years? Be ye tolerant to others, Hosea Ballou. Fr Casey play will be performed at Glorach Theatre in Abbeyfeale on Thursday Nov 8th , 9th and 10th, details from 087 799 7907; WEDDINGS: Angela Gould of Kilmorna and Jeremiah Kelly of Knockadireen, Duagh were married at St Bridget’s Church, Duagh on October 26th `07 by Fr Pat Moore P.P. Bridesmaids Rose Costelloe and Liz Gould. Best man was Tim Scanlon and groomsman was Anthony Maher. Kerrie Anne Casey was flower girl. Pageboys were Eoghan Kelly, Eamon Dowling and Michael Costelloe. Angela is daughter of Nora and Ned Gould and Jeremiah is son of Mary and Eddie Kelly. Laura Slemon of Listowel and Timothy Larkin of Knockanure were married at the Cathedral in Killarney on October 27th `07 by Fr Declan O Connor who is a native of Duagh. Best man was Chris Larkin; groomsmen were P J Larkin and Noel Larkin. Bridesmaids were Sandra Slemon, Maura Mahony and Mairead Slemon. Flower girl Khyesha Mahony and Pageboy was Rory Mockler. Laura is daughter of Mary and Patrick Slemon and Timothy is son of Maria and the late John Larkin of Carrueragh. HISTORY: Eamon Kelly joined the Abbey Theatre company in 1967, he came to Listowel in 1944. In 1947 about 4,000 died from TB in this Country. Canon John Hayes born Nov 11th 1887, he started Muintir na Tire in 1937 and died in 1957. Kerry Sentinel of November 2nd 1907, reports that the committee of the National Teachers Congress were at East Avenue Hotel, Killarney, inspecting facilities for their forthcoming Congress which would be held at Easter 1908, the hall could accommodate 1,500 people; also reported is the death of Mortimer Galvin of Clounmacon after a lingering illness, he was guardian under the old and new regime for over 25 years, he was survived by his wife, son, brothers, relations Mr and Mrs David Ruddle, Galvin Family Patch, McEllistrim Family of Ballymacelligott, the Maher, McElligott, Flavin and Foran Families also attended, he was buried in Duagh. The British Foreign secretary proposed a Jewish homeland in Palestine on November 2nd 1917. Australian transportation sample index for Griffin; Mary Griffin alias Sullivan or Maguire, of Yellow Road Tralee, tried 1829, wanted her family to join her in Australia; Daniel Griffin aged 16 years tried for larceny in 1850 transported for 7 years; Daniel Griffin age 31 years tried for perjury, sentence 1 month in jail and transported for 7 years; Maurice Griffin age 48 years tried 1848 for sheep stealing, got 10 years transportation; Pat Griffin aged 32 years tried in 1850 for cow stealing, transported for 14 years, discharged 1856; Mary Griffin aged 50, a widow with 7 children from Tralee, was in possession of flesh and pelts of two stolen sheep, document date 1823; Thomas Griffin aged 80, stole sheep to feed his 13 children and grandchildren, imprisoned in Kerry; Michael Griffin tried at Tralee for manslaughter in Tralee 1825, he had a wife and three children. MOYVANE have won 19 North Kerry Championships the first was in 1925, Craughdarrig won the year Knockanure were left stranded in Knockanure, their lorry failed to arrive to transport them to the match, having cycled and travelled by trap car to Asdee, Knockanure found that they were late. RESEARCH: It is estimated that from 50 to 100 million animals are used in experiments each year, they range from fruit flies, mice to primates. Test results from humans biological samples taken in developing countries are not sent back to the patients. NOVEMBER intentions Mass in Knockanure Wed 7th at 7.30pm STATIONS: Fri. 9th Nov Station for Murhur, Moyvane & Claar at the home of Michael & Helen Corridan at 8.00pm; Stations for Knockanure on Friday 16th November at the home of Neilus & Margaret Clancy at 7.30pm; Stations for Kilbaha at the home of Patrick & Eileen Hanrahan at 10am on Saturday 17th Nov. 07 November 14 Knockanure COOKERY classes are held in the Community Centre, Knockanure on Tuesday nights at 7.30pm. BEST Wishes to the local Scor na nOg contestants who won the North Kerry Final of the competition in Moyvane recently, they will compete in the County Semi- Final at Abbeydorney Hall on Friday November 16th. Taking part will be members of the Novelty Sketch, Kerryann , Tady and Tara Finucane, Donnchadh Woods, Norella Molyneaux and Diarmuid Kennelly, Tara Finucane will also compete in the Recitation section. CONGRATULATIONS to Noirin Buckley of Moyvane who was recently appointed to give learning support to the children of both Knockanure and Moyvane National Schools. Noirin is daughter of Sheila Buckley and the late Ned Buckley. JOBS: Revenue recently opened their office in Listowel providing 44 jobs, next year another office will open in Newcastle West, providing more work opportunities for locals. GREEN Energy Growers Association have held several meetings in North Kerry since this years Ploughing Championship, the first Founder Shareholders Meeting of the Kerry/ West Limerick Green Energy Service Company was held at the Arms Hotel on Nov 8th, by 2020 it may be possible to get 30% of our heat energy from biomass crops, such as Miscanthus, Industrial Hemp and Reed Canary Grass, details from firstname.lastname@example.org ISLANDS: Informative guide and map of over 30 Islands, around the country is available at any tourist office, 15 of them are Gaeltacht Islands, visit www.irelandsislands.com BOOK: Irish County Surveyors 1834-1944, by Brendan O Donoghue was recently launched, it is mostly a biographical directory of county surveyors. EVENTS: WL 102; Birdwatch Ireland have an outing to Carrigafoyle Castle starting at 2pm on Sunday Nov 18th ,they were established in 1968, have 20 local branches and 10,000 members, details from 087 7656 439; Science Week 11th to 18th of November, 400 events are taking place around the Country, IT Tralee will have events for both Primary and secondary students from Monday 12th to Friday 16th, visit www.scienceweek.ie ; LARTIGUE Monorail, Listowel are seeking items of interest relating to the two railways which ran from Listowel, i.e. the Lartigue 1888 to 1924 and the Limerick -Kerry line 1880 to 1973 for inclusion in the Lartigue Heritage Centre. Items are being sought on a permanent loan basis, further information from 068 22212. by the County Council, details from 066 7183 814. IT Tralee is to spend nearly E11 million upgrading facilities over the next two years. LUTON: Kerry Luton new service operates Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. GAA: The Bernard O Callaghan Memorial Championship Quarter Finals; Finuge v Brosna at 1.45pm in Moyvane on Saturday Nov 24th followed by Beale v Ballyduff; Finuge is the venue on Sunday Nov 25th for the St Senan’s v Desmonds at 1.30pm to be followed by Tarbert v Duagh match. Novice Championship: Emmets C v Asdee B on Saturday Nov 17th at 3pm in Ballylongford and Mountcoal is venue for the Galerangers v Knockanure match at 1.30pm on Sunday November 18th , it will be followed by the Knocknagoshel B v Clounmacon B match. There was great rejoicing in the locality when Feale Rangers beat South Kerry in the County SFC Final on Sunday last Nov 11th `07, the man of the match when Feale Rangers last won the last County SFC Final in 1980 was local man Johnny Mulvihill. FAIR: Athea fair on Saturday last bought crowds from far and near, a great day out with many stands and plenty of ponies and horses, only a few cattle were on display, the festive atmosphere of the day contrasted with the recollections of the older generation who attended the old fair, their long walks, cattle escaping into dykes and fields, exhaustion and at times hunger after the long day herding cattle, the lonely trip home with animals who were not sold, and then the thought of another day, and money scarce till then. HISTORY: This country experienced bad weather in 1946 and spring of 47, in 1946 civil servants, guards and army helped farmers harvest crops, the wheat acreage 1945-46 was the highest since 1847, the bad winter of `46 and spring of `47 with frost till March prevented planting of crops, the Minister told the Dail in late spring that because of the weather that 2 million acres of ploughing remained to be done to reach the 1946 tillage acreage. A milk shortage in `47 , the government the use of cream except for making butter, the butter ration was reduced, special interest free loans scheme introduced by the government, with payback over 18 months were taken out by 4,000 farmers. The cattle population in July 1948 was the lowest in recorded history. Early Ministers for Agriculture; Patrick Hogan 1922-32; Jim Ryan 1932- 47; Patrick Smith 1947; James Dillon 1948; Tom Walsh 1951; James Dillon 1954-57; Irish Farmers Union was established in 1917 and in three years membership was 60,000. In 1920 farmers were encouraged to plant trees to honour the men of 1916. Foot and mouth in England in 1967; Irish Republic proclaimed on Nov 17th 1948; Stormount Buildings opened in Nov 16th 1932; BBC makes first broadcast on Nov 14th 1922. RECORDS: Guinness Book of Records reports that a Church Tower in Germany is the most leaning tower in the world, it surpassed Pisa; NZ has the 5th lowest rate of unemployment in the developed world. THOUGHT: When God is going to do something wonderful, He begins with a difficulty, When He is going to do something miraculous, He begins with impossibility, Charles Inwood; Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying him at the moment, C. S. Lewis; If I can easily discuss the shortcomings and the sins of any; if I can speak in a casual way even of a child's misdoings, then I know nothing of Calvary love, Amy Carmichael. TO MARK the 1600 anniversary of the death of St John Chrysostom who was born in Syria, Pope Benedict said “since the fifth century John Chrysostom has been venerated by the entire Church, Eastern and Western, for his courageous witness in defence of ecclesial faith and for his generous dedication to pastoral Ministry 07 November 28 Knockanure CLASSES continue at the Knockanure Community Centre, a great night of dancing and fun was held of Friday Night last with Johnny Barrett and the local ladies supplying refreshments. Thade Gowran CD will be launched in Duagh Heritage Centre on Saturday evening 1st of December; Finuge Rambling House is on November 30th; Tea Dance will be held at Lyrecrompane Resource Centre on Sunday Dec 2nd GAA have a questionnaire on line at www.gaa.ie BOOKLET on Kerry Art and Culture is now available at the Library, the history section at Tralee Library was closed on Saturday last, old shelves are being removed to be replaced with more modern versions. POETRY book called Rich Pickings by Mary Lavery Carrig of Tarbert will be launched at Woulfe’s Bookshop, Listowel on Saturday Dec. 1st at 6pm by George Rowley. Journal of the Ballydonoghue parish will be available on December 7th. BEST Wishes to Michael Lynch who is the new Chairperson of Writers Week, Michael a native of Kilkenny, is well known at the County Library in Tralee, next years Writers Week will be held from May 28th to June 1st. Best wishes to Peggy Sweeney with her new CD called An Emigrant’s Letter which was launched last week. Congratulations to Fiona Hanrahan of Lenamore a recently qualified primary school teacher who won four prestigious awards for outstanding academic achievements. Fiona is daughter of Mike and Theresa Hanrahan. Congratulations to Michael Dowling who was given a Civic Reception at Listowel Town Council offices last week, Michael is involved in voluntary organisations all his life, in almost every good cause you will find him helping and promoting its success. Melchert: Former workers at Melchert had a reunion recently, the company operated in Listowel for 28 years and over 800 worked there at one time or another. DENNY’S in Tralee are to reduce their workforce by another 50, the establishment is there for 60 years and in its prime employed up to 400. HISTORY: Pope Leo Xll was due to celebrate three important anniversaries in 1893, his 84th birthday, 50th anniversary of his Episcopal consecration and the 15th anniversary of his election as Pope, so Cardinal Michael Logue wrote on November 15th 1892 to Fr Ring OMI at Inchicore in Dublin asking him to organise a pilgrimage to Rome to greet the Holy father in February 1893. The Irish pilgrims group consisted of 3 bishops, 103 priests, 136 women and 100 men, people who were not able to travel formed themselves into associate members numbering 1.500.000 supported by 1.700 priests. The pilgrims were organised in groups, St Patrick, St. Laurence, St Albert, St Jarleth, St Bridget, St Dympna, St Malachy, St Macartin, St Kieran, St Coleman, St Finbar, St Mel, St Brendan St Columba, St Munchin, St Kevin, St Columbanus and St Ita. The future Pope Leo was at the House of Commons when Daniel O Connell was speaking there in 1846. Michael Logue the future Cardinal entered Maynooth 1857 and it took six months to elect Pope Pius Vll in 1799. A Universal Jubilee was proclaimed in 1825 and the future pope LeoXlll was chosen to read the address to the then Pope LeoXll. The bicentennial of Mount St. Mary’s University and Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md. Was celebrated in Nov 2007. PRESENTS: News papers are reporting that some toys may damage children’s hearing, before you buy check with the store their backup service if a breakdown or malfunction occurs, when the guarantee is up, no one will check or repair some items. POLAR Research involves 50,000 people from 60 countries, in over 200 projects, if each person involved only wrote a page a day, it would create a great mountain of information, a case of too many cooks. Despite all the talk about global warming, great numbers will fly to distant destinations for a few days around the Christmas time. Regulations of every type are always set to fall hardest on the man at the bottom of the ladder. SEAFOOD: World Seafood Congress was held at Croke Park at the end of September, representatives from 35 countries attended, the entertainment was Guinness and oysters on the eve of Congress, next night marquee barbeque and entertainment, next day Leopardstown Racecourse and last but not least Gala Dinner at Hogan Suite of Croke Park. After all that we were told that benefits of eating fish outweigh the risks. 07 November 21 Knockanure ST PIO Prayer Meeting in Listowel on Thursday Nov 22nd starting at 7.15pm. COMPUTER Classes on Wednesday nights, Parent and Toddler Group, details from Maggie at 087 9866 533 DANCING: on Friday 23rd Nov with Johnny Barrett at Knockanure Community Centre. COOKERY classes are held in the Community Centre, Knockanure on Tuesday nights at 7.30pm. DVD and Video of the opening of Knockanure Community Centre is now available from Leo Finucane and committee members. LARTIGUE Monorail, Listowel are seeking items of interest relating to the two railways which ran from Listowel, i.e. the Lartigue 1888 to 1924 and the Limerick -Kerry line 1880 to 1973 for inclusion in the Lartigue Heritage Centre. Items are being sought on a permanent loan basis, further information from 068 22212. GAA: The Bernard O Callaghan Memorial Championship Quarter Finals; Finuge v Brosna at 1.45pm in Moyvane on Saturday Nov 24th followed by Beale v Ballyduff; Finuge is the venue on Sunday Nov 25th for the St Senan’s v Desmonds at 1.30pm to be followed by Tarbert v Duagh match. FAR East magazine this month has an article on the 20 years of civil war in Peru in which over 69,000 lost their lives, 80% of the dead were country people. FULL Moon is on Nov 24th, great autumn weather is on everybody’s lips often days are as mild as August, and very little rain was failing till last Saturday. Most of the trees are bare a few have multicoloured leaves still, suitable for collection as souvenirs, only haws and rosehips are left in the hedges, the sloe is long gone due to disease this year. Winter visitors from the north include swans, geese, ducks waders, Redwings, Fieldfares, Curlews and Starlings are scarce this year. Lizards, bats, hedgehogs and badgers will be hibernating shortly. NOBEL Prize winner Georges Charpak teaching initiative for young children, details from www.lamap.fr Science questions are answered at www.kvarkadabra.net , www.ecsite.net links European centres of education. STARS: David Moore will talk about the stars on Newstalk on Wednesday 21st from 10pm to midnight and Dave Fanning will have a programme on astronomy on Nov 22nd from 7pm to 8pm on Radio 1. Armagh Planetarium has reopened after a E5 million refurbishment programme. Comet Holmes has become as bright as the North Star, it is a million times brighter than usual and nobody knows why. The Comet Holmes visits our sky every 7 years. Leonid Meteor shower peaked on Saturday last, a very bad night for star gazeing. COMPUTER: For a donation of $399, one XO laptop will be sent to a child in a developing nation and one will be sent to the child in your life, this offer applies to America. ORPHANS: Seventeen Europeans were arrested last month in Chad for trying to fly 103 children they claimed were orphans from Darfur. EVERY Village had a Christmas Concert before the television came, the lack of local stage presentations is loss both to the Parish and the actors and performers, who are often talented but have no opportunity to display their abilities. HISTORY: Voters List for Lissaniska, Newtownsandes 1966-67; Michael and Teresa Bambury; Maureen, Nora and Michael Buckley; Laurence, Ellen, Joseph, Margaret, John and Michael Collins; Mary Connor, Bridie and James Costelloe; Philip Donovan; William Dowd, Mary, Jeremiah and Ellen Enright; Margaret, William, Mary Joseph, Thomas and Margaret Finucane; Denis and Nancy Flaherty; John Flavin; Catherine (William) and William (Francis) Keane; Eileen (Timothy), Timothy (Jim), John (Tom), Mary (Mrs John) Timothy(James), Ellen May and Elizabeth Leahy; Michael and Molly Manning; John Senior, John Junior, Bridget and Peggy McElligott; Nora, William, Dan, Catherine (Miss), John, Anna , John J, Kate and Daniel Joseph McMahon; Timothy Murphy; Edward and Margaret Moran; David and Ellen o Connor; Daniel Riordan. Country people are great for attending funerals; when Mrs Kerry Keane of Ballabawn House, Knocknagoshel was buried in October 1907, locals attending included G Stack, Kilmorna, Miss Dora Stack and Mick Keane; When Thomas Sheahan aged 30years of the Paddocks, Lixnaw died after attending a fair in Listowel in September 1901, he was survived by his mother and sister, wreaths were sent by many including Mrs F Slattery of Tralee, Miss Stack of Kilmorna and Miss Stack of Lixnaw, Fr Behan attended. From 1692 to 1693 more than 150 'witches' were arrested and jailed in Salem, Mass., Drake found the potato in Chile on Nov 28th 1577; Allen, Larkin and OBrien hanged 24th Nov. 1867; Bush's Family Tree; Distant relatives Include John Kerry, Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana. First World War (1914-1918). Over 600,000 Canadians enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force; Martin H Kennelly was Mayor of Chicago from 1947 to `55; Scotland will celebrate the birth of Robert Burns in 2009 and it is expected that 8,000 clan men and women will take part in Edinburgh pageant the largest outing of the clans since 1822. LECTURE on the Kerrymen in the Irish Transvaal Brigade will be given at Killarney Library on Tuesday Nov. 27th at 8pm. LOURDES: Bishop Jacques Perrier of Tarbes and Lourdes indicated that for the 150th anniversary a Jubilee Year will be held, due to run from December 8, 2007 to December 8, 2008. THOUGHT: “It's not what people look like on the outside that counts because we don't have a lot of control over that. It's what we look like on the inside that makes a difference because we all have a little light that we were given on the inside, and that's what can make us beautiful”, Capuchin Franciscan Father Tony Scannell. Habits are first cobwebs, then cables. The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken, Samuel Johnson; Laughter adds richness, texture and colour to otherwise ordinary days. It is a gift, a choice, a discipline and an art, Tim Hansel. STATION for Gortdromagowna will be at the home of Margaret Carmody on Friday November 23rd at 8pm. December 07 07 December 5 Knockanure KNOCKANURE DAN KEANE will be on the big screen at the Knockanure Community Centre on Friday December 7th at 8.30pm sharp, the show was recorded in 1996 and the cream of talent from North Kerry and West Limerick will be shown, a CD of the event will also be available. SENIOR Citizens Christmas Party will be held in the Marian Hall on December 9th, Mass at 1pm, Dinner immediately afterwards followed by Dancing & Entertainment, book with Ita at 49134 or Maureen 49365 or Eileen at 49478. Booking is essential as we have maximum seating; Athea Going Strong will have their Christmas Party after 12.30pm Mass on December 12th at the Top of the Town. Scor na nOg County final will be held at the INEC on December 9th, best wishes to local girl Tara Finucane who will be competing. LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto results for 30th Nov. `07, numbers drawn were 17-20-25-28, Jackpot was E5, 300, No Winner. Lucky Dips went to the following: Leona and Richard O Sullivan, Lisaniskea; Dolly Stack, Listowel; Aoife Moloney, c/o O Briens Bar, Duagh; Mary Ann Collins, 3 Riverside Drive, Mountcollins; Ellen Slemon, 69 Feale Drive, Listowel; Micheal Woods, Knockanure; Bar prize Mary Barry; Next Weeks Jackpot E5,400. THANKS: Shannon Side Noname Club would like to thank all who contributed so generously to the recent church gate collection, which amounted to €701.50. The club would also like to thank all those who took up the collection. On Saturday last members of the club spent a day in Dunlin. HELLO Kerry a phone service for people who feel isolated, details from 086 60 900 29. SPORT were getting about E17 million 10 years ago at present sport is getting E300 million to promote it, Sports Council get E60 per year and the Aqua Centre in Dublin receives a yearly subvention of E1.8 million. GLUTEN: EU have about 1 million people with total intolerance to gluten, another million gluten sensitive and 10 times more who are at risk of becoming gluten intolerant. THOUGHT: Help me know the difference between; Helpfulness and Interference; Self-confidence and Arrogance; Love and Possessiveness; Enjoyment and Excess; Frankness and Tactlessness; Self-reliance and Obstinacy. Women’s Meeting will be held at the Family Centre Listowel on FILM on the plight of Coffee Farmers in Ethiopia will be shown at the Grand Hotel, Tralee on Wednesday Dec. 5th at 8pm. Farm stress helpline 1800 742 645. CONGRATULATIONS to Causeway Macra who recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. AGM of Knockanure Fianna Fail was held on Saturday last, Dan Kiely and Tom McEllistrum attended, Tom is the third generation of his family to attend the Clubs AGM, it was noted that the Knockanure Club was established in the early days of the party. BEST Wishes to Christopher, Maedbh, Marie, Grace and Rachel of Knockanure N.S. who were enrolled for their first communion on the Feast of Christ the King, the children, parents and choir participated in the ceremony, which impressed all who attended. HAPPY Birthday to Emmet Leahy, we all wish him many years of health and happiness. ARTS: Closing date for small grants from the Councils Arts Office is December 7th. SURVEY: North Kerry Together are doing a survey of farmers needs, details from 068 23429. NEW Moon on Dec. 9th, up to recently grass and plants were still growing, but wind, hail and rain since last weekend has put an end to a very mild autumn. QUIZ: Fundraising Quiz night in aid of teaching and school equipment for school children in The Gambia organised by Fiona O'Connor will be held in Brosnan's Bar Moyvane on Friday night December 7th at 9.30pm. Entries are 20 Euro a table with overall prize. Raffle and spot prizes will also take place, all are welcome. GLOR na nGael meeting will be held at the Arms Hotel on Dec. 5th at 7pm. JOURNALS: Ballydonoghue Parish and the Knocknagoshel Then and Now Journal are now available. Pope Benedict’s reply to the 138 Moslem religious leaders, who wrote to him following his controversial speech, can now be read on the internet, the Pope welcomes dialogue. Mobile TV coverage for all of Europe is expected to be provided by a new satellite which is expected to be launched in March 2009, black spots will be covered by present repeater stations. HISTORY: Voters list for Gortdromagowna 1966 `67; Thomas Michael, Patrick and Catherine Barry; Nora, John, Patrick and Laurence Broderick; Edward L, John, Laurence (Lar), Edward (Con), Margaret, Nora and Patrick Brendan Buckley; John and Mary Carmody; Francis Carroll; Julia and John T Connor; Bridget, Matthew, Christopher and Mary Costelloe; John ( Tim), Hannah, Timothy, John (John), John J, Patrick, Kate, Nora and Thomas Flaherty; Michael, Kathleen, Christopher and Laurence Hartnett; Margaret (Peg), Margaret, Thomas, Patrick Jeremiah, Mary and James Kennelly; Catherine ( Mrs) and James Junior Lynch; John and Kathleen McElligott; Denis (Pat), Margaret and Patrick Murphy; Sheila Nash; Catherine J, James, Thomas Michael, Catherine, Donie and Michael O’Connor; Nora, James, John and William Sexton; Elizabeth, Joseph, Johanna, Julie and John Stokes; James, Hannah and Tom Woulfe. Fr Casey P.P of Abbeyfeale born 10th Dec. 1840, Ordained 1868 and came as Parish Priest to Abbeyfeale in 1884. Fenion explosion at Clerkenwell Prison took place on 13th Dec. 1867. Parish Plan which was devised by Minister for Agriculture Dillon and Fr Hayes of Muintir na Tire was abandoned when Fianna Fail returned to power n 1957. VIETNAM: At end of Nov. thousands of Vietnamese remembered their Martyrs, who were canonised by Pope John Paul 11 in 1988, 100,000 were killed for their faith between 1798 and 1861. VATICAN appointment: Welcome to our new Cardinal Sean Brady also best wishes to Monsignor Paul Tighe who was appointed recently second in command at the communications office at the Holy See. Mgr Tighe graduated from UCD in 1979 with a degree in Law; he later studied for the priesthood in Holy Cross College, Clonliffe and the Irish College in Rome. Fr Tighe was ordained for the Dublin Diocese in 1983. ADORATION Moyvane: Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am 7.00pm, Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm, Athea Adoration during Sundays of Advent from 2pm to 5pm. Listowel during Advent Sundays 3pm to 6pm and all day Tuesday and Wednesday. READERS: 7.30pm Linda Kennelly & Erin Mulvihill 11.00am Jerry Duggan & Margaret Flaherty Knockanure 10.00am Brenda Clancy & Anne Stack. 07 December 12 Knockanure KNOCKANURE ST PIO Prayer Meeting will be held at St Mary’s Church Listowel on Thursday night December 13th Rosary begins at 7.15pm. CHIROPODIST: Senior Citizens Chiropodist will attend the Marian Hall on Saturday 15th December at 11am, for appointment book with Eileen Quinn at 068 49472. CONCERT: Christmas Concert: An Evening of Festive Music at St. Mary's Church, Listowel on Wednesday 12th December at 8pm. in Aid of North Kerry Day Care Centre. Featuring Kerry Chamber Choir & Orchestra & Kerry Children Choir directed by Aidan O'Carroll and Adoramus Choir Kenmare directed by Frederik Laumus. Guest Soloists" International Soprano - Miriam Murphy & International Bass Baritone - Neil Baker. Tarbert Christmas Concert will be held at the Lanterns on December 16th, at 7.30pm; Ardfert Gospel Choir will hold a Concert at St Brendan’s Church, Ardfert on Dec. 16th starting at 8pm. LOCAL: Knockanure Development Association would like to thank everyone who supported their recent dance, a special word of thanks to the two families who sponsored the band. A cake icing demonstration with Breda Foley will be held in the Community Centre Knockanure on Tuesday night December 18th at 8pm, everyone welcome. A Christmas Flower Arranging Class with Kathleen Barrett will be held in the Community Centre Knockanure on Wednesday night December 19th at 8pm, all are welcome. Great to see so much local talent perform at the showing of the Dan Keane tribute film on Friday last. CHRISTMAS lights and decorations are transforming many front lawns into grand displays, which will admired and discussed over the Christmas season. SPAM is a fact of life with anyone who operates a mobile phone or computer, on Saturday last a man lost all his credit when he tried to make use of a false special offer, also Maureen Haughy’s name is being used by another scam operator. HSE have a leaflet on advising the elderly to keep warm, experts tell us that the flu virus is more stable when the air is cold and dry, it was found that the virus transmits best at 20% humidity and at 80% humidity the flu is not able to transmit itself. DVD: Local man Leo Finucane has launched a Dan Keane Tribute DVD and Video, recently. Garry McMahon has launched a new album of his songs at St John’s Theatre on Saturday last, proceeds in aid of St Gabriel’s Centre, Limerick. Thade Gouran songs are revived in a new CD which was launched in Duagh last week. "A Tribute to Dan Keane" is available in DVD and Video and available at Hollys and Nolans, Foodstores Moyvane and also from Finucane Films (087) 6955721. BOOK: Princes of Pigskin- A Centaury of Kerry Footbalers written by Joe O Muircheartaigh and T J Flynn, mentions Con Brosnan and Dr Jim Brosnan several times, also among the 100 footballers discussed are Bob Stack, Jimmy Deenihan, Tim Kennelly, Mick Finucane, Stephen Stack. BOOK of Kerry which was compiled by Sean Quinlan is now available locally, it covers from early times to the coming of the Normans to Kerry and contains nearly 500 photographs, other volumes are to follow, details from www.thegreatbookofkerry.com BIRDS: Finding Birds in Ireland- the complete Guide , written by Eric Dempsy and Michael O Cleary, is now available; SIGHT: Scientists hope to be able to correct short-sightedness in children with special contact lenses, soon. EU is forcing 75 of its former colonies to agree to new trade rules, forcing them to open their markets to predatory tactics of powerful corporations; we see what happened to our own manufacturing businesses. The EU stance will in the end produce more asylum seekers in Europe. VOTE: Venezuela’s a country of 26 million people barely rejected their President Chavez’s proposals to make Venezuela a socialist country and allow him to run for re-election indefinitely. ADVENT Wreath: Three purple candles symbolize penitence and solemnity, a pink one represents hope, and the white "Christ Candle," lighted on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, stands for a joyful celebration of Jesus' birth. THOUGHT: The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything, Anonymous; The spirit of Christmas is annual; the Spirit of Christ is eternal. The spirit of Christmas is sentimental; the Spirit of Christ is supernatural. The spirit of Christmas is a human product; the Spirit of Christ is a divine person. That makes all the difference in the world, Stuart Briscoe; When we cannot tell what to do, when we cannot understand what is going on around us - let us be calmed and steadied and made patient by the thought that what is hidden from us is not hidden from Him, Frances Ridley Havergal. RECYCLE: Kerry County Council are giving a waste collection free of Service Charge during December and January, details from 066 718 3562. EVENTS: Farmers Market is held every Friday morning at the Square Listowel; Abbeyfeale Heritage Project have an exhibition at present in the Abbeyfeale Library; GAA: The Bernard O Callaghan Memorial North Kerry Senior Football Championship Semi-Final between Castleisland and Tarbert will be held at Ballylongford on December 16th. The Rambling House continues at Sheahan's Thatch House, Finuge. Next session is Friday night 14th December at 8.30pm. All are welcome. BADMINTON: Moyvane Badminton Invitation Tournament for Division, 2,3,4, and 5 took place recently. REPORT from Bord Bia tells us that by 2020 we will have a more limited range of foods due to weather conditions, healthier eating will end heart disease and over weight, eating clubs will be organised to eat rich food, because it will not be available at public eating houses, new crops will be grown due to climate change. What did it cost Bord Bia to produce this report. JOURNALS: Ballyguiltenane and Ballydonoghue Journals are now available. Knocknagoshel Then and Now which was published recently tells the story of how Judy O Sullivan Bowers searched for her ancestors, after a long search she found the birthplace of her great-grandfather at Loughfouder. Deaths that occurred 100 years ago and who attended their funerals makes interesting reading, among these reported on include Kerry Keane, Miss Alice B O Connor, Pat McCarthy NT Duagh, John Toomey who fell from a car bringing machinery for Brosna Creamery. Other articles include Fealsbridge ambush 1923, West Limerick Football Championship 1907, Abbeyfeale beat Templeglantine, and a list of Past Presidents of New York Kerrymens Association. HISTORY: In 1223 St Francis began the custom of the Christmas Crib, when he asked the people of Greccio, Italy to come to a cave outside their Town and re-enact the first Christmas; Cortés and his men arrived on shore of Mexico on Good Friday, April 22, 1519, He and his soldiers never entered into a major battle without having their confessions heard and Mass said. Cortés carried blessed medals of both St. James the Apostle and Mary. Many of his soldiers had rosary beads. Little did Cortés or his men know when they arrived that the natives sacrificed an estimated one out of five children at their temples. When Our Lady appeared to St. Juan Diego and left her picture on Diego's cloak, a big conversion began, 9 million Aztecs were baptized by 1540 and millions more were added within twenty years. Countless cures and interventions are attributed to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Every year 20 million visit her Basilica in Mexico City. Recent report from Bagdad: The Rev. Canon Andrew White, an Anglican priest known as the "Vicar of Baghdad," estimates that 90 percent of Iraq's million Christians have either fled or have been murdered by Islamic extremists during the religious civil war, most of the men of his parish. "They are mainly killed. Some are kidnapped," says White. "Here in this church, all of my leadership were originally taken and killed." Their bodies were never recovered. " TRIEN Voters list for 1966-67:Jeremiah, Mary and Hannah Brosnan; Thomas, Bridie, Nora and Bartholomew Flavin; Richard, Ellen and Timothy Brendan Horgan; William, Bridget, Timothy William, Hannah and Mary Leahy; John McElligott; Ciss McEnery; Mary Senior and Timothy Scanlon; Michael, Julia, Belle, Kathleen and Donie Sullivan. Sluicequarter Kilmorna voters: Mary and Hannah Dillon; Patrick and Betty Doody; Ellen and James Gould; John, Elizabeth and James Horgan; Daniel and Margaret Lane; Patrick and Margaret McCarthy; Hannah and John Joe Moloney. READERS: Una Fitzmaurice, Elaine Hudson, Paul and Anthony Kiely, Bernie Walsh and Ciaran Lane. ALZHEIMER’S Support Group Party will be held at the Family Centre in Church Street Listowel on Tuesday Dec. 11th at 7.30pm. Clounmacon Senior Citizens Party will be held on Friday Dec. 14th, beginning with Mass at 8pm. Craft Fair and exhibition will be held at Seanchai Centre on Sunday Dec. 16th all are welcome. LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto results for 7th Dec. `07, the Jackpot was E5,400, no winner, numbers drawn were 2-3-11 and 23. Lucky Dips went to the following; Tom Cahill, Mountcollins; Mossie Henchy, Lisselton; Jeremiah Horgan ,Kilmorna; Con/Helen Brosnan, Mountcollins; Henry Finucane, Lisaniskea; Pat O Connor, Keylod; Next Weeks Jackpot E5,500. EMIGRATED: Edmund Dinneen went to America, his father Timothy is buried at Knockanure. Edmond had three sisters. Bridget Dinneen married Cornelius Mulvihill in 1862 and Catherine Dinneen married Roger Mulvihill in 1857. The third sister, Mary, married Patrick Enright of Tarbert in 1860. A brother, John Dinneen, was living in Glenalappa in 1892, two other brothers, Dan and Michael, emigrated.