Knockanure Notes — 10th March, 2023

CONCERT: Scoil Chorp Chríost is holding a fundraising Concert May 6th & 7th 7.30pm-9pm in Corpus Christi Church Knockanure V31TK58. The Yershovy Sisters will perform a modern and classical concert. Both Sofiia and Nataliia are pupils of the school, from Ukraine. All proceeds in aid of Scoil Chorp Chríost. Tickets available at the door both nights and from Anne in the school office 068-49130.

ROSARY will be said in Knockanure during May on Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7pm.

SALE; Table Top Sale at Knockanure Community Centre Sunday7th May from 11am to 3pm.

FOOD: Knockanure Community Kitchen, food delivered or collect yourself, details from 068 49 799, 086 874 5485. Catering for events also available.

PARISH: Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm; Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am; 2nd Collection at Masses 13th & 14th May, Education of Clergy.

Pastoral Council Meeting, Tuesday May 9th in Sacristy at 7.30pm.

Reminder CHY3 Charity Donation forms, please return the remaining forms/letters. This is a valuable source of income for the Parish at a time when the cost of living is high. Thank you.

DEATH of Pádraig (Paudie) Hanrahan of Kilbaha, Moyvane, on May 1st 2023. He is predeceased by his parents Patrick and Julia, his brothers John M and Fr. Michael. Paudie is survived by his wife Eileen, his daughters Julienne and Sinéad, his son Patrick, his grandchildren Pádraig and Alanna, his great-granddaughter Clodagh, his sons-in-law Gerard and Louis, Patrick’s partner Annette, Padráig’s partner Yvonne, his sister Lily, his brothers Neil, Timmy, Liam and Frank, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. Requiem Mass for Paudie was celebrated in The Church of The Assumption, Moyvane, on Wednesday morning, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane. live-streamed on,

ANNIVERSARIES: Jeremiah McCarthy, Paul Dalton, Michael Andrew Beasley O Flaherty, Tom Liston, Josie Golding, Bridget Beaton, Jer Murphy, Paud Culhane, Tom Sullivan, Molly White, Dillon Boyer, Sean Ahern, Ellen Stack, Tom Stack, Anne Prendiville, Mike O Connor, Parsy Horan, Fr. Roger Duggan, MSC.

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 6th May’23- Moyvane- People of the Parish at 7.30pm; Sun.7th May’23- Knockanure for Jackie & Padraig McMahon (Aniv.) Lissaniskea at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for Betty & Michael Meehan, also Garrett O’Connor (Aniv’s) at 11.00am; Tues.9th May’23 –Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Weds.10th May’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.11th May’23 Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.12th May’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.13th May’23- Moyvane for David Foley (Aniv.) & granddad Thomas Recently Deceased, & deceased members of the Foley & O’Connor families at 7.30pm; Sun.14th May’23- Knockanure for Noreen Sweeney (Aniv.) & husband Patrick, Carrueragh, Kilmorna at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for Jerry, Jeremiah & Bridie McCarthy (Aniv.’s) and deceased members of McCarthy family, Gortdromasilihy. At 11.00am.

FEAST of Our Lady of Fatima is celebrated on Sat. 13th May. 106 years ago Our Lady appeared to the three children of Fatima in Portugal, asking them to pray for sinners and for an end to the Great War. St Brendan’s Day – Tuesday 16 May 2023. Mass will be celebrated at Wether’s Well, Tubrid, Ardfert at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 16 May in honour of St Brendan.

NEW MOON on the 19th. We had heavy rain 0n 4th of May. Weather mild.

GAA: Congratulations to Moyvane u13’s who beat St Pats 5-16 to 1-5. Recently. Coiste Na nOg

U13s County League K. O’Rahillys b V Moyvane, Date 24.04.2023. Moyvane won on a score of 1-15 to 2-04. Well done.

THANKS: The Parent’s’ Association of Murhur NS, Moyvane wish to thank a number of people who supported our recent Spring Clothing Collection Fundraiser for our school. It was a huge success! This bi-annual fundraiser continues to be very influential for our school. Keep an eye on local notes for future dates of collections! We wish to thank all the people from the parish and beyond who donated, to the many parents who gave up their free time to volunteer, to Michael Walsh Moyvane GAA who kindly allowed us to use the club facilities and all of those who helped in way to make this a yearly success. Kind regards. N The Parents’ Association Murhur NS.

FAIR: Kingdom County Fair is to be held in Ballymacthomas just outside Tralee and there’ll be an extra day to enjoy, over Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7.

RACING at Listowel from Saturday June 3 to Monday June 5 over the June Bank Holiday weekend.

Killarney races begin on 14th of May.

FOOD festival in Tralee, takes place from May 20-21, food, drinks, live music, demonstrations, and workshops. Visit

DRAMA: Transition Year students from Presentation Secondary School in Listowel staged the J.M. Synge ‘The Playboy of the Western World’ on Thursday May 4 and Friday May 5, at St John’s Theatre Listowel. Principal of Presentation Secondary Katherina Broderick, (who has many local connections) wished the class every success and gratitude to the teachers Ms Daly, Ms Kelly, Ms McNamara and Ms Kennedy and director, Margaret O’Sullivan for their commitment.

ST JOHNS: Theatre- Gombean By Niamh McGrath on Wed 10th; Sat 13th –Concert- John Prine Celebration; Sunday 14th Concert with P J Murrihy; Monday 15th Youth Theatre- Wigs on the Green, details from 068 22566.

GLORACH after the fantastic Fleadh by the Feale concert on Saturday featuring the Máirtín O’Connor trio. Saturday, May 6th sees the play EvenEve, presented by LINC, come to the venue. Starring Abbeyfeale Thespian Katie Moloney, the play centres around three Lesbian couples who win an exclusive audience and therapy sessions with the famous ‘Guru’. Traditional music, dancing and singing will be the order of the night on Saturday, May 20th when Cherish the Ladies take to the stage, before a return to drama on the 26th and 27th with Mike O’Mahoney bringing his acclaimed one man show, entitled ‘Robert Service, Bard of the Yukon. Tickets can be booked at 0871383940 or at

SOCIAL Dancing in Ballybunion Community Centre every Tuesday night at 7.30pm.

BEALTAINE Festival May 2023; National Arts in Nursing Homes- Day 2023 : Friday 19th May. Now in its third year, National Arts in Nursing Homes Day takes place on the third Friday of May as part of Bealtaine Festival. It showcases the wonderful but often hidden creative activity taking place with residents of nursing homes and in day care centres.

GAA BOOK Glin: Personal contributions can continue to be submitted online through a questionnaire at this link:

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WRITERS’ Week, Listowel is Ireland’s oldest Literary and Arts Festival. Founded in 1970, with the first festival taking place in 1971. Begins this year Wednesday 31 May 2023. Kerry Book of the Year at Listowel Writers’ Week 2023. The Kerry sponsored prize is €20,000.

Fr. Anthony Gaughan, donated all of his awards to be displayed in Kerry Writers’ Museum in Listowel, has written 45 scholarly histories. His best known book is Listowel and its Vicinity.

At age 91, will launch another book, a collection of his reviews, at this year’s Listowel Writers’ Week.

LIBRARY and resource centre at Mary Immaculate College the Government has agreed to spend up to €30m on the project.

EVENTS; Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents Tues. 9th May 7.15pm the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee Co. Kerry. Free event, open to all bereaved parents. Also online support group, info

Recovery Haven Kerry (Cancer Support House) Bereavement Support Group meeting Mon. 8th May at 11.30am-1pm at St Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee. If interested in attending group please ring Recovery Haven 066-7192122

Prostate Cancer, Spring Health Initiatives will take place Mon. May 8th 7.30pm Dr Crokes’ Clubhouse. Opportunity to talk confidentially to the presenter over teas/coffees. Also, Gentle Exercises for over 60s continue on Weds. May 9th 11.00am-12noon. Everyone welcome. Free events.

Rambling House at Lixnaw on Sat 13th May at 7.30pm.

Annual Charity BBQ at Christy’s Listowel in aid of Kerry Parents and Friends Centre Listowel on 4th June from 6pm.

Rosary Rally; “Ireland needs Fatima” Rosary will be prayed Saturday 13th May at 3pm, The Square, Abbeyfeale. We are proud to support this Rally that is being held throughout Ireland on this date. All are most welcome.

Dog Show at Abbeyfeale town park on Sunday 14th May at 2pm.

SONGS for Hearts & Minds; May 11th 8pm at Desmond Castle, Newcastlewest.

TRIP on Sunday 21st May, 2023. We will pick up in the Square Listowel at 9am. Abbeyfeale opposite the church 9.15am. and Newcastle West opposite the Longcourt House Hotel at 9.30am,. We are visiting Killarney House, this is an old Irish home in Killarney which was built as a replacement for Kenmare House as the seat of the Earls of Kenmare. The site was chosen by Queen Victoria on her visit to Ireland in 1861. The original house was burnt twice 1879 and after its completion, and again in August 1913. Fast forward house and land reverted to the Irish State, having been empty for several years, the building fell into disrepair, in July 2011 Leo Varaker the then Irish Minister of Transport, Tourism, and Sport announced a €7 million restoration . After the completion of the work, Killarney House was opened to the Public on 3rd April, 2016. There is a lot to be seen including beautiful gardens. We will also have free time for retail therapy. On our way home we will call to River Island Hotel for a delicious dinner. Please contact Maureen Finnegan 087 9845102 to book your seat on the bus .

COUNTY COUNCIL: is proposing to close to public traffic on the following road in Listowel: Road Closed: L-1017 Bedford Cross to Knockane Cross, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Road Closing Times: from 8.00 a.m. on Monday, 29th May to 6.00 p.m. on Friday, 2nd June 2023 (24hr closure).

LARTIGUE From May 1st throughout the summer until October 1st, the Lartigue will operate every afternoon from 1pm to 4.30pm.

VINTAGE Rally Dromcollogher 14th of May.

IRISH Doctors Orchestra will perform at the Redemptorist Church Limerick on 14th of May in aid of Children’s Grief Centre.

SYNOD 2021-2024 for a Synodal Church: communion, participation & mission. On Oct.’21 the Catholic Church’s synodal process on the theme of synodality began. Did you take part? Have you been wondering what happened after that? Your participation formed part of our national document that was sent to the Synod office in Rome in Aug.’22. It also formed part of a global document called Enlarge the Space of Your Tent, which was published last Oct. to find out more.

OUR LADY: Conference for Our Lady Dublin on 13th of May; ‘Who is She?’, a daylong Conference for Our Lady takes place May 13. Come to the historic DCU All Hallows’ campus for insightful talks, prayer, Mass, good food and great company. What can we learn from early Irish Christian’s Marian devotion? And how can we love Jesus as His mother loved Him? To find out, come join us May 13, from 9.30-4.30 in DCU All Hallows, to find out. Cost €30. For more information or to book contact mariaassumptadublin

LOURDES: Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2023. Led by Bishop Brendan Leahy. 22th – 27th June. Direct return flights from Shannon to Lourdes. For booking contact Joe Walsh Tours, Telephone 01-2410800 or email lourdesdirector

MILFORD Care Centre will hold its Annual Service of Remembrance on Sunday 14th of May commencing at 3pm in Our Lady Help of Christians Church Milford Limerick V94DK44. We will remember all those who died under our care between 2019-2022. Further information on the service can be got from the Pastoral Care Team, Tel 061 485907 or 485908.

WALK: 10th anniversary guided walk on the Kerry Camino, began on Friday 28th April from Tralee to The Railway Tavern in Lower Camp taking in Tralee Town Park, Canal Bank, Blennerville, and Tonevane, then the Sliabh Mish/Dingle Way path to Curraheen, Derrymore, Killelton and Camp. Saturday from Camp to Annascaul, via Inch Beach, and on Sunday 250 walkers, from Annascaul to Dingle, via Minard and Lispole.

ARDFERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY: last lecture in the Spring series will be on Monday 22 May at 8pm in Kilmoyley Community Centre, when Listowel historian / researcher / writer Tom Dillon will talk about various superstitions in connection with births, deaths and marriages and invites the public to join in with their own stories

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