Knockanure Notes — 13th December, 2023

CAROL singing on Thursday 14th of December. Drop into Garveys in Listowel and hear Knockanure children from, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class, performing.

SVP: Saint Vincent de Paul Annual Church Gate collection on 9th &10th Dec. Volunteers also required in the Moyvane area, contact 087-9818053.

PADRE Pio Devotions at Castleisland Church on Tuesday, 19th December at 7.30pm.

DUAGH LIVE CRIB: The Memory Room along with Duagh’s Live Crib will open on Sunday 17th December after Mass. We would appreciate any old photographs to display in the Memory Room. They can be handed to Terese Cronin, the Village Duagh. Photos will be scanned, and the originals will be returned to you.

PARISH: Confessions: Before Mass or by arrangement; Eucharistic Adoration: every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Baptisms: Saturday afternoons only from 12 noon to 4pm.

Funeral Arrangements for Liturgy (Mass/other) must be made with Fr. Brendan well in advance of the event. A note of clarification; For church services (Mass/Baptism/Funerals/weddings) you are welcome to engage priests/deacons from elsewhere. But, before you make arrangements be sufficiently courteous to speak with the Parish Priest. Thank you!

Penance Service in Listowel, On Monday, December 18th, there will be the usual pre-Christmas Penance Service at St. Mary’s at 8pm. This includes the opportunity for Confession (Sacrament of Penance). The Christmas Mass schedule will be; Christmas Eve: 6.00pm Moyvane- 8.00pm Knockanure, Christmas Day: 9.30am Knockanure, and 11.00am Moyvane.

MOYVANE GAA Tribute; It is with heavy hearts that we share of the passing of our valued clubman and friend Teddy Keane. Teddy had a long playing career with Moyvane during in which time he won a County Junior Championship in 1982 along with a Senior North Kerry Championship medal in 1983. Teddy was also our club referee, a role which he performed with great distinction. His greatest accolade was in administration. He served in many roles over the years including chairman, secretary, treasurer and pro of our club. He was also the first pro of the North Kerry football Board.

To the present day Teddy continued to be an active fundraiser for the club and overall an outstanding clubman who was always available to help out his club in any capacity.

We offer our sincerest sympathies to Olive, Brian, Dermot, Yvonne, Jennifer, Suzanne and the extended Keane family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

DEATH on December 2nd 2023 of Sr. Helen Hartnett FMA, (Salesian Sisters, Caherdavin. Formerly of Granagh, Derraulin, Bruree, Listowel and South Africia.) Predeceased by her parents Mary and Patrick and brother-in-law Kevin. Survived by her sisters Carmel, Vera, Nora and her brother Dan, her nieces and nephews Annmarie, Jennifer, Maryellen, Patrick, Dominic, Eamon, James and Patrick, grandnieces and grandnephews, sister-in-law Maureen, brother-in-law Kevin, her Salesian Sisters in Ireland and South Africia. Requiem Mass for Sister Helen was celebrated at Christ the King Church, Caherdavin on Monday 4th December, followed by burial in Tournafulla Cemetery.

DEATH of John O’Carroll, Baysland, Naas, Co. Kildare and late of Knockanure Village, on Thursday, 30th November, 2023. Predeceased by his parents John and Mary O’Carroll (Nee Moloney, Coilagurteen), sister Mary, brothers, Jerry and Michael. Survived by his sister Joan and brother Teddy and children, Michael, Marguerite, Carmel, Terence, Tracey, Sean & Timothy, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, daughters in law, and sons in law. Requiem Mass for John was celebrated at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure, on Tuesday 5th December, 2023. Mass streamed on

Burial afterwards in the old cemetery, Knockanure.

ANNIVERSARIES: Con Healy, Paudie Mulvihill, Pat Flaherty, Fr. Brian Dalton, Fr. Bob Boland, Sr. Scholasticia Scanlon, Kathleen Mankin, Tony Dunne, John Dalton, Eileen Dalton, Mathew Thompson, Paudie O Connor, Tommy Kelly, Sheila Harnett,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 9th Dec.’23- Moyvane for Maurice & Joe O’Connell (Aniv.’s) & deceased of the O’Connell family at 7.30pm; Sun.10th Dec.’23- Knockanure for Sheila Nash (6th Aniv.) Gortdromagouna & deceased of the Nash family at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Thomas Culhane (Aniv.) at 11.00am; Tues.12th Dec.’23- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Wed.13th Dec.’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thur.14th Dec.’23- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.15th Dec.’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am, and evening mass in Knockanure for Mike Kennelly RIP, Recently Deceased, Celebrant: Fr. Brendan O’Callaghan at 7.30pm; Sat.16th Dec.’23- Moyvane for Denny & Kitty McEnery (Aniv.’s) Tubertoreen at 7.30pm;

Sun.17th Dec.’23- Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for Ned & Maureen Sheehy (Aniv.’s) Leitrim Middle & deceased members of the Sheehy family, Willie O’Connor (6th Aniv.) Kilmeaney, Kilmorna at 11.00am

ADORATION Takes place each Friday in the Sacristy in Duagh Church from 3.00 pm in the afternoon. Public Rosary starts at 7.00 pm Mass starts on Friday evening at the time of 7:30 pm.

LISTOWEL Church: As Christmas Eve. is falling on a Sunday this year, there will be no 9.00am or 11:30am. morning mass but we will have three Christmas Eve Masses. The usual Vigil Mass on Saturday, December 23rd will take place.

NEW MOON on the 12th, very changeable weather recently, most days suitable for activities between showers.

MEALS: delivered Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Knockanure Community Centre, for more information contact Centre on 068-49799 or Mary on 087-6328104. Meals on Wheels providers across the country are daily supporting 116,000 clients so far this year.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results from Tuesday November 28th, Jackpot was €5,500. Numbers Drawn: 10, 26, 31, and 32. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Tara and Joe O Flaherty, Knocknasna; 2. Maureen Hartnett, Bunaghara; 3. Catriona Farrell, Moynalty, Co. Meath; 4. Jim Gould, Kilmorna, and

5. David Harley, c/o John Barry.

Lotto Results from Tuesday December 5th, Jackpot was €5,600. Numbers Drawn: 6, 8, 11,and 25.

No winner but lucky dips went to:1. Bernadette Enright, Keylod; 2. Donal Enright, Enright’s Bar Moyvane; 3. Tommie Whyte, Behans Bar, Listowel; 4. Teresa Collins, Lissaniska, and 5. Mary Kennelly Danaher, Knockanure. Results from Tuesday 12th December will be posted next week.

DRAW: The Moyvane ICA Christmas draw took place at the Marian Hall on 5th of Dec. Mike Corridan, one of our sponsors attended. Winners were: 1st prize – Christmas Food Hamper, sponsored by North Cork Creameries, won by Joseph Fitzmaurice, Gortdromasillihy, 2nd prize – Listowel Vouchers, sponsored by the ICA, won by Laura Larkin, Carreuragh, 3rd prize – Turkey Voucher, sponsored by Corridan’s Garage won by Aisling Groarke, C/O Madge Groarke, The Village. 4th prize – Christmas Ham, sponsored by Stack’s Butchers, won by Timmy Flaherty, Murhur. Míle Buíochas to all the sponsors and to all who support our annual Christmas draw.

STORYTIME: Family Time at your Library, Online Storytime with Roisin Meaney. (this session will be hosted on Zoom) 7:00pm – 8:00pm Thu Dec 14th. Kerry Library Online Event: 14/12/2023 at 7.00pm Booking is essential; for links to this event please visit

ADVENT Wreath at the front lawn of St. Bartholomew’s Church, On each Sunday evening of Advent, a short prayer ceremony will take place outside the church at 5pm, where the community will be invited to come together for the lighting of the candles.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT in Abbeyfeale on Friday 15th of December. The concert will begin at 8.00pm. All proceeds from the concert will go towards the renovation St Ita’s Hall, Tickets can be booked in the Church Sacristy and by calling 089-2646772.

ST JOHN’S: Dec. 13, 15th and 18th Children- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with 6pm start; Thursday 14th at 8pm, Concert and Tuesday 19th-at 7pm- Theatre Shout out Youth Theatre, full details from 068 22566.

ATHEA Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann will hold its Christmas get-together in the Hall, Athea at 5pm on Sunday Dec. 17th. It will include recitals from the music and singing classes, followed by a session of music and food. Everybody is invited to come along.

LISTOWEL/DUAGH COMHALTAS will hold a Seisiún Na Nollaig on Friday 15th December at 7pm in the Kerry Writers Museum. No entry charge. New students / members may register on the night for new term starting on the 13th of January.

SCHOOL: Lenamore National School are holding their annual Christmas Mass and Play on Thursday 14th December at 6pm in the school. All welcome to attend for a night of entertainment followed by refreshments.

CANTATA: Scoil Mháthair Dé will perform their Christmas Cantata, “Nativity Story” in the Church of the Assumption on Thursday 14th December at 7.00 p.m. All Welcome.

KNOCKANURE Rambling House December 2023

WALK: annual St Stephen’s Day Walk in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation, organised by Michael ‘Fox’ O’Connor, is held every year in memory of the late Bill Kirby, from 11am in front of Kirby’s Brogue Inn on Rock Street contact 087 9833075. Donations accepted on the day.

SITE: Website: The relaunch of the website was held in Cloverfield Daycare Centre on the 9th December.

PILGRIMAGE: The Golden Jubilee of the Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes with Assisted pilgrims will take place from Thursday 29th August to Tuesday 3rd September 2024. More Information to follow early in 2024.

MARKET: Milltown Christmas market Sunday Dec 10th & 17th 11.00am—5.30pm in the Old Hall, Milltown Eircode V93 ET62. All Welcome.

HEROES: Radio Kerry and Fexco are to honour Kerry Heroes On Thursday, December 21st Jerry O Sullivan will announce the 2023 Kerry Heroes on Kerry Today programme between 9 and 11am. If you wish to nominate a person in no more than 500 words, email hero or by post to Kerry Heroes, Kerry Today, Radio Kerry, Maine Street, Tralee. Closing date for nominations is midday on Thursday, December 14th 2023.

ART: Olive Stack Gallery celebrated 25 years in business on Friday last December 8th.

WHEELCHAIR Association, Over 70 guests of The North Kerry Branch held their annual Christmas party in The Meadowlands Hotel recently.

TRIP; Knockanure N.S. Children went on trip to Goldilocks and the Three Bears at St. John’s, Listowel, last week, over 700 children attended the show from schools all over the county.

BADMINTON; The Kerry Masters competition was held in the Presentation gym Killarney on Sunday December 3rd. Division 3 Winners: Mikey Sheehy (Tralee) & Caroline Lemass (Killarney); R-Up: Mike Reardon (Listowel) & Carmel Hudson (Moyvane); Division 1 & 2: Winners: Sinead Galvin (Killarney), Catherin Hanrahan (Kingdom), Ruth Concannon (Kingdom) & Donnacha Moloney (Moyvane).

SYNOD: Word from the Synod. Bishop Brendan Leahy (Limerick) will relate his experience of the recent synod in Rome (one of the two Irish Bishops who attended). This will happen through Zoom link on Friday December 15th at 2.30pm.

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