Knockanure Notes — 13th March, 2024

CLOTHES: Knockanure National School is running a clothes bank collection on the 14th of March, clothes can be dropped to the school any day between 9.10 and 3 pm up to the 14th of March

ST PIO Prayer Meeting with Fr. Mossy Brick, at Castleisland Church Tuesday, March 12 at 7.30pm.

ICA will sell daffodils before bingo on Thursday 14th March and also after all masses in Moyvane and Knockanure on 16th and 17th March. All proceeds will go to the Listowel Branch of the Irish Cancer Society.

COLLECTION for Emigrant Services at Masses weekend 16th & 17th March.

CONFIRMATION: Wednesday March 20th @11.30am. Please keep those receiving the Sacrament in your prayers. Bishop Ray will be the chief Celebrant.

PARISH: Eucharistic Adoration: every Tues. in Moyvane after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Confessions: Before Mass or by arrangement. Baptisms: Saturday afternoons only from 12 noon to 4pm. Easter Ceremonies 2024, Palm Sunday: Blessing of Palms at Vigil Mass & 9.30am Knockanure.

Holy Thursday: Moyvane 8pm, Exposition – Repose till 12 Midnight. Good Friday (Moyvane): 3pm and Knockanure: Stations of the Cross 7.30pm; Easter Vigil (Moyvane) 9pm; Easter Sunday 9.30am (Knockanure) and 11am (Moyvane), St. Patrick’s Day, this year the readings are of Sunday, according to Church Law. Following on from the Moyvane and Knockanure Parish Gathering held on Tuesday 5th March 2024 those nominated to organise were happy with the attendance and wish to thanks all those that attended. There was an open and frank discussion and a readiness to engage from those present. A full report will be sent to the Diocesan Offices and synopsis published in next week’s Mass Newsletter.

BLOOD DONATION CLINIC: Will take place at the Listowel Arms Hotel on Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th March 2024 4.50 pm – 8.10 pm. Please Phone 1800 222 111 for appointment. New Donors welcome.

DEATH of Florence (Florrie) Mullin (née Walsh), Woodgrove, Moyvane, on March 4th, 2024. Predeceased by her parents Molly and Patrick Walsh, her brothers Jack and Eddie Walsh. Florrie is survived by her husband Gerry, daughters Kerry, Fiona and Tina, sons-in-law Johnny, Andrew and John, grandchildren Sean, Tadhg, Niall, Arya, Shéa, Jack, Brody and Scott, sister Joan, brothers Benny and Tommy, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Funeral mass was celebrated at the Church of The Assumption, Moyvane, on Friday morning, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH of Michael (Mike) Kennelly, Rathea, Listowel, and New York on March 3rd, 2024. He was son of Tim Kennelly Gortacloghane (1887-1966) and Maggie Stack. Brother of the late Mary, Peg, Kitty, Breda, Denis and Sheila. Mike is survived by his wife Pat, son Michael, daughters Teresa and Margaret, grandchildren Bobby and Emma, brother Bill, sisters Noreen, Joan and Teresa, daughter-in-law Jennifer, son-in-law Terry, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Mike was celebrated at Church of Our Lady of The Assumption, Rathea, followed by burial afterwards in Kilshenane Cemetery, Tralee Road, Listowel on Wednesday.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mickey Meehan, Tommy Moran, Paula Kavanagh, Patsy Hayes, Josie Keane, Bernie O Connor, Phil Dore, Jeremiah McCarthy, Kathleen Fitzgerald, Sr. Perpetua O Keeffe, John Molyneaux, Geraldine Dowling,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.9th Mar.’24- Moyvane for Patrick Hayes (4th Aniv.) Clounbrane at 7.30pm; Sun.10th Mar.’24- Knockanure for Hannah Keane (4th Aniv.) at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for Carol Ann Flahavan (Aniv.) at 11am; Tues.12th Mar.’24- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10am; Weds.13th Mar.24- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10am; Thurs.14th Mar.24- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10am, and Mass for Teddy Keane RIP (at the request of GAA) at 7pm; Fri.15th Mar.’24- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10am; Sat.16th Mar.’24- Moyvane for Sr. Augustine O’Connor RIP late of Inchamore, died recently in Sacramento at 7.30pm; Sun.17th Mar.’24 – Knockanure, St. Patrick’s Day

Kitty & Mossie Flaherty (Aniv.) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for John & Mary Stack (Aniv.’s) Aughrim at 11am.

PARISH Gathering; in his Pastoral Letter, “Moving Forward in Hope”, Bishop Ray invites all parishioners to participate in a consultation process to shape the future of pastoral areas and parishes. A consultation gathering will be held in our parish of Moyvane/Knockanure on Tuesday 5th March 2024 at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane. As preparation for the gathering, you are invited to reflect on the following three questions: 1. Without the presence of a priest to lead and coordinate, what aspects of parish life could we, the laity, take responsibility for and organise ourselves? 2. Where do we see scope for cooperation with neighbouring parishes in our pastoral area? 3. Given what Bishop Ray has said about reducing numbers and increasing age, what do we want to say to priests?. There was a good discussion in the Marian hall Moyvane last week, many ideas were floated, mass by live link, with local input, mass being celebrated in the parishes in rotation, Deacons and speedier training for priesthood for older members of the community. Pastoral Council to relieve work of the priest. Leave priest who are able continue in parishes, without age limit.

GAA Knockanure: Apologies for the lack of results posted here over the past fortnight but we were locked out of our page due to technical issues. Results are always posted weekly in local shops and pubs. Please see below for results from the 20th, 27th February and, March 5th. Lotto Results from Tuesday February 20th, Jackpot was €6,500. Numbers Drawn: 6, 2, 5,and 10. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Marie and Nicola Kennelly, Knockanure; 2. Tom Madden, Abbeyfeale; 3. Timmy Keane, Moyvane; 4. Lily Moore, Tralee, and 5. Tracy Moore, Tralee. Lotto Results from Tuesday February 27th, Jackpot was €6,600. Numbers Drawn: 6, 13, 17, and 21. No winner but lucky dips went to:

1. Kathleen Carmody, Moyvane; 2. Jen, Angela and Eddie Kelly, c/o Goulds Shop; 3. Brendan O Carroll, Moyvane; 4. Bridget O Flaherty, Knocknasna, and 5. Tom Fitzgerald, Kilmeaney. Lotto Results from March 5th, Jackpot was €6,700. Numbers Drawn: 4, 5, 7, and 14. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Liam Kearney, Moyvane South; 2. Noreen and Kyle Foran, Listowel; 3. Moss Dowling, c/o O Briens Bar; 4. Eamonn O Connor, Kilcolman, and 5. Laura, Mairead and Rose Sheehy. Thank you all for your continued support! Our next draw will take place in the clubhouse on Tuesday night, March 12th, all are welcome! Jackpot will be €6,800.

CONGRATULATIONS to Johnny Cronin dance teacher and his pupil Holly Fealey a native of Brosna, she performed a solo dance on, An Ríl Deal, on TG4 recently.

LGFA Moyvane will host a Spring Academy for all U8s school girls in the Community Hall on Saturdays, March 16th, 23rd, 30th and April 7th, at 11am.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY in Abbeyfeale: Celebrating 30 years of Fleadh by the Feale ‘‘Fleadh le cheile, Manaistir Na Feile’’. Prizes for: Best Window, Best Float, Most Festive Lady, Best Dressed Family, Best Blinged Bike, Best Blinged Buggy. Details contact Kathleen 087 6253154.

‘TURNING MAMMY’: Athea Drama Group’s offering for 2024 is ‘Turning Mammy’ by John McDwyer – it will be on stage in the hall in Athea on Saturday, March 16, 17, 18, 21,23 and 24. Book 087 6926746.

GLÓRACH, Abbeyfeale; ‘God rest his soul’ a comedy by John Hank Regan and performed by the Abbeyside Players from Wednesday, March 13. Book on 087 1383940.

DEVELOPMENT Plan for Moyvane, which was launched recently, details and pictures at

ST JOHN’S: Sunday 10th at 5pm, Concert with Christine Tobin, A Thousand Kisses Deep; March 12th 14th, and 15th at 6pm Children- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Tuesday 12th at 8pm Cinema Club; and on 20th and 21st at 7pm, Presentation Convent School Theatre- The Crucible, details from 068 22566.

VINTAGE RUN: Knockdown Vintage Club Annual Charity Vintage Run takes place on Sunday, March 24. This year the proceeds are in aid of two charities: Mid-Western Cancer Foundation UHL, and Parkinson’s Association of Ireland. (Mid-West Branch).

SCOR: County Scór na bPáistí finals which will be held in the Tínteáin Theatre, Ballybunion on 23rd March.

MUSIC: Ceoltóirí na Ríochta: Practice for their trip to New York for St. Patrick’s Day, their performance can be seen in the Presentation Secondary School, Listowel on Sunday, 10th March at 6pm. A great evening’s entertainment is guaranteed, everyone is welcome.

AWARDS: THE County Final of the Kerry County Council Annual Student Enterprise Awards is being held on Friday March 15th at The Business & IT Building, MTU, Dromtacker, Tralee. National Finals will be held in Mullingar on Thursday, May 9, 2024.

EDUCATION: Kerry Education and Training Board recently launched their Youth Work Plan 2023-2027 and the Local Creative Youth Partnership Strategic Plan.

COLLEGE LISTOWEL: The following evening courses in Listowel will be held every Monday and Tuesday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm and they are: Animal Grooming / Care Skills Drawing (Art, Craft & Design) / Digital Marketing Digital Photography / Payroll / Person Centred Focus on Disability / Train the Trainer. You may sign up for any of the above courses through the following FETCH website link:

COMEDY PLAY: Ray O’Sullivan presents Stones, a Comedy Play, on Thursday 14th of March at INEC club play starts @8pm. Tickets (064) 667 1555.

SHANNONSIDE WOMEN’S GROUP Tarbert – are meeting on next Tuesday 12th March at 3pm in the Community Centre. New members welcome.

TARBERT ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP – (over 55’s) meet in Tarbert Bridewell every Friday between 10.30am and 12 Noon. We have different activities every week followed by refreshments.

SWIM with the Ballybunion Dippers on Ladies Beach on Monday 18th march at 12 noon. Proceed to Ballybunion Sea Rescue.

FESTIVAL: Wander Wild Festival in Killarney, which takes place from 22nd to 24th March.

VISIT: Ukrainian Ambassador to Ireland, will visit MTU Kerry campus in Tralee on Thursday 14 March. To visit 40 Ukrainian students studying there.

CONGRATULATIONS to Mike the Pies who have won Hot Press “Special Commendation Award 2024” at the Hot Press/ IMRO Venue awards in Dublin recetly.

WALKS: on Tuesday March 12th at 7pm in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West meet the Limerick Rural Recreation Officer. For more information contact Caitriona Scully by email cscully or phone 069 662 98. The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, recently announced National Walks Scheme with 62 new trails in 17 counties.

ROME: St Mary’s Listowel parish pilgrimage Assisi, San Giovanni & Rome, 18th–25th Oct.’24, direct flight ex Cork. Led by: Canon Declan O’Connor. Bus pick up from Listowel Church. For details contact: Barters Travelnet 92 St Patrick’s St, Centre, Cork, T12 DP84 Tel.: (021) 485 1700 Email: info

DANCE in the afternoon at Lisselton on 24th of March from 3pm to 5.30pm.

BARDIC Festival at Ballydonoghue from 21st to 24th of March, details from 087 625 7705.

SIAMSA Tire, have Pat Shortt and Faye Shortt on Sat 16th of March, contact 066 712 3055.

TAIZE: Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Taizé, France, interested in coming to Taizé this June? The diocese will be taking a group of young adults on this amazing pilgrimage from Sun. 23rd June-Sun. 30th June’24. Please contact Tomás Kenny 086-3683778 or email Tomás at tomaskenny.

FATIMA: Led by Fr. Noel Spring – Travel Date: 10th – 15th May 2024. 4 Star Hotel Fatima Group Leader Maureen Harty: 066-7131328 Should anybody be interested contact directly at Barters Travelnet, Cork. 021 4851700 or email Karen kcallaghan

MARRIAGE: Worldwide marriage encounter weekend will be held in the Focolare Centre Prosperous, Co. Kildare, Friday 26th Apr.-28th Apr.’24. Register online

AIRPORT: A total of 419,281 passengers went through Kerry Airport in 2023.

WRITERS Museum in Listowel: ‘In Focus’ Photography Exhibition by students of Kerry College | Thursday 14th March at 7pm .

ESB: Bill Cullen, a dairy farmer from Galbally, Co. Limerick, said: “The average farmer is a jack of all trades. “We do a bit of plumbing, a bit of piping, a bit of construction. Sometimes, we take on work that we are not qualified to do.” Unless you are a certified electrician, that work includes anything to do with electricity. To make maintenance safer, ESB Networks has identified seven electrical safety risks on farms, and tips for how to avoid them.

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