Knockanure Notes — 14th December, 2022

PARISH: Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure: Christmas Prayer Service on Tues. 20th Dec. in Corpus Christi Church Knockanure at 7 p.m. All Welcome. Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.

Christmas Mass Bouquet cards now available in the Parish Office. Annual Christmas Confessions will take place at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Mon. 19th Dec. at 8.00pm. There will be several Priests available to hear Confessions. Christmas Mass Schedule: Sat. 24th Dec.’22 Christmas Eve Moyvane 6.00pm; Knockanure 8.00pm; Moyvane 10.00pm; Sun. 25th Dec.’22 Christmas Day- Knockanure 9.30am and Moyvane 11.00am. 2nd Collection at all Masses weekend 17th & 18th Dec. for Diocesan Youth Services.

SANTA: Help Santa stop the Grinch from stealing Christmas at Table Top Sale at Knockanure Community Centre. Tables €15. Children free to Santa and receive a treat. December 18th 2pm to 5pm. Hope to see you there.

AGM of Moyvane-Knockanure Community Games will be held on Tuesday, 13th December at 7.30pm in the Marion Hall, Moyvane. New members welcome.

GAA Knockanure Lotto draw took place on Tuesday 29th November 2022, with the jackpot at €6,800.There was No winner and numbers drawn were 5, 12, 30, and 31. Our lucky dip winners were

1. Mary Holland, c/o T. Collins; 2. Dermot O’Connor, Gulard Sth; 3. Liz Gould, Kilmorna; 4. Gavin & Jamie O’Connor, Kilmeaney, and 5. James Collins, Purt. Our next draw on Tuesday 6th December with the jackpot up to €6,900.

Lotto Results from Tuesday December 6th, Jackpot was €6,900. Numbers Drawn: 13, 14, 19,and 27.

No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Amanda O Connor, Keylod; 2. Barney Buckley, Duagh; 3. Philomena and Norella, Knockanure; 4. Joe Enright, Keylod, and 5. Jerry Woods, Flynns Bar.

Next draw will be on next Tuesday 13th December in the clubhouse and jackpot will be €7,000.

ST PIO devotions in Castleisland Parish Church on Tuesday December 20 at 7.30pm.

DEATH of Bridie Shine (née Shine), Glin Road, Moyvane, on December 3rd, 2022. Predeceased by her husband Jack and brother Connie. Mother of Don, Norma (Stack), Mairéad (New York) and Elaine (Broderick, Clonmel). Bridie is survived by her sons-in-law Johnny and Joe, daughter-in-law Karen, grandchildren Ellen, Shane, Laura, Amy, David, Ruth, Emma and Jack. Requiem Mass for Bridie was celebrated in The Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on Tuesday, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

DEATH of Sr. Anna Marie Horgan of Holy Cross Convent, Killarney, Formerly of Lisroe, Duagh on 6th December 2022. Sister of Seán and the late Teddy and Michael and sister-in-law of Catherine and Bridie Mai and the late Mary. Lovingly remembered by the Mercy Sisters, her brother Seán, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

ANNIVERSARIES: Margaret Moloney, Jack Conroy, Breda Leahy, Paudie Mulvihill, Pat Flaherty, Timothy O’Sullivan, Tom Mulvihill, Tom Flaherty, Fr. Brian Dalton, Fr. Bob Barry, Sr Scholastica Scanlon, Kathleen Mankin, Jim Walsh, Seamus Flaherty, Anne Cunningham, Breda Meehan, Hannah Dillon, John Dalton, Eileen Dalton, Mary Walsh, Crissie Nolan, Mathew Thompson, Paudie O’Connor, Tommy Kelly, Eddie Carmody, Tom Moran, Sr. Dympna Mulvihill, Sheila Harnett, John Dillon, Bridie Cox, MASS INTENTIONS:

Sat.10th Dec.’22- Moyvane for Denny & Kitty McEnery (Aniv.) Tubbertoureen at 7.30pm;

Sun.11th Dec.’22 Knockanure for John & Peggy McElligott (Aniv.) Lissaniskea, & daughter Betty Neumann, USA (Aniv.) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Thomas Culhane (Aniv.) Celebrant Fr. Willie King at 11.00am; Mon.12th Dec.’22- No Mass in Church; Tues.13th Dec.’22 at Moyvane for Mick Carr (Aniv.) at 10.00am; Weds.14th Dec.’22; Moyvane Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.15th Dec.’22

Knockanure at Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.16th Dec.’22- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.17th Dec.’22 Moyvane for Dick, Peggy & Tom Sheehan (Aniv.) & Deceased of Sheehan Family at 7.30pm; Sun.18th Dec.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Ned & Maureen Sheehy (Aniv.) Leitrim Middle & Deceased of Mulvihill & Sheehy families at 11.00am.

BINGO Vouchers; You can pick them up at bingo in the Marian Hall or call 087 8555639.

HELPLINES: Senior Line Friendly Listening Service 1800 804591.

WELCOME TO THE SISTERHOOD OF ELIZABETH NUNS FROM BELARUS who are visiting St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on 10th and 11th Dec. They will have a small display of handmade Icons, ceramics, decorations & other artefacts produced in their workshop for sale after mass.

COLLECTION: St. Vincent De Paul will be holding their Annual Church Gate collection at all Masses this weekend, 10th & 11th Dec.

DRAW: Moyvane I.C.A. held their Annual Christmas Draw at the Marian Hall on Sunday 4th December. The Christmas Food Hamper was won by William Hennessy, Kilocrim. The Listowel Voucher was won by Kevin Goulding, Ballyduff. The Christmas Turkey voucher was won by Jack O’Connor, Moyvane. The Christmas Ham voucher was won by Bríd Stack, Moyvane.

Míle Buíochas to all who supported the draw and to our sponsors – North Cork Creameries Ltd., Mike Corridan’s Garage and Noel Stack Butchers’.

CANTATA: Christmas Cantata: Scoil Mháthair Dé will perform their Christmas Cantata, “Nativity Story” in the Church of the Assumption on Thursday, December 15 at 7.00 p.m. All Welcome.

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA: Christmas cake sale in St. Ita’s Hall on Sunday, December 11 from 10am – 12 noon.

MAGAZINE: 38th. Edition of the Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine was launched recently by Jason Foley, Kerry All Ireland Winner and GAA All Star. The 2022 edition has 300 pages.

BOOK: Joe Harrington’s recent book, ‘Once Upon a Road’, It can be ordered by post from Joe who can be contacted at 0872853570 for more information.

Book about Bob Finn, founder of the Castleisland Moonlighters was launched by Jimmy Deenihan at the River Island Hotel, Castleisland on December 9th 2022.

Website of Castleisland District Heritage:

Memories of Mountcollins’ book is now back in print.

ADORATION: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Abbeyfeale Church takes place every Wednesday and Friday in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel from after the 10.00am Mass until 7.00pm. The Wednesday Adoration will continue until Christmas.

LISTOWEL Writers’ Museum; Book launch: Red, White & Green – Friday December 9th at 8 pm;

Christmas Craft Fair – Sunday December 11th from 11 am to 4 pm; Book launch: The Great Houses of Kerry – Saturday December 17th at 8 pm, and Listowel Rambling House – Thursday December 29th from 8.30 pm.

RAMBLING house at Ballyhahill Hall on Wednesday, December 14, at 8pm. Ita Mc Quinn, Monagea Rambling House, is on Friday, December 16, at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West at 8pm.

FUNDRAISING: The Samaritans of Kerry will hold Church Gate Collections on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day across all Kerry Parishes.

Kathleen Reidy of Tralee Flower Club will host a fundraising Gala Christmas floral demonstration at the River Island Hotel, Castleisland, Thurs. Dec 15th 7.30pm. Admission €10 (at the door), all proceeds, incl. a raffle of Kathleen’s displays on the night, will be donated to Recovery Haven Kerry cancer support house.

ABBEYFEALE: The following free courses will be starting in January 2023: 1. Healthy eating made easy: This course is packed full of hints and tips for the home cook, and will allow learners to take their cooking to the next level. 2 ; Everyday cookery skills: Learners will explore a range of classic recipes aimed at healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner options with a dish to suit everyone’s taste. 3: Cookery for blokes: Men, this class is for you. This class will allow you to develop your everyday cookery skills in a modern, purpose-built culinary fun setting; 4. Grow your own vegetables: This practical course will also cover a range of useful tips and ideas suitable to your own gardens at home. You will be based in our large polytunnel on-campus which comprises a variety of raised beds and gardening equipment. Please call the office on 06831198 for more information, Email: fetabbeyfeale or register at

CANCER support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, has joined Ballyseedy Home & Garden Centre, for Christmas fundraising event. Recovery Haven Kerry provides free cancer support services to families in Kerry, West Limerick and north Cork.

HOT DESK: Work Base E-Hub at Old Bank Building on Main Street, Abbeyfeale is open. For full details and pricing on Private Office Suites, Meeting Room, Hot-desks etc contact Ken Tobin on 086 816 2105.

CONCERT: Celtic Brothers, formerly known as the Willoughby Brothers will give a Christmas Concert in the Church, Abbeyfeale on Sunday, December 11. at 7.30pm. All funds raised at this concert will go towards St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale.

TINTEAN: Radio Kerry, Timeless and Irish special at Tintean Ballybunion on Thursday December 15th. Festive singalong with Louise Morrissey, Crystal Swing, Shawn O’Dowd, AnneMarie O’Riordan, Pat McKenna, TR Dallas and Paudi McAuliffe. Music by the Ryan Turner band and MC is Radio Kerry’s Billy Donegan. Tickets on sale on

ST JOHN’S: Carol Service Sunday 11th December at 7pm, A celebration of Christmas through carols, lessons, poems and songs. This is a FREE EVENT for all to enjoy; Aladdin on Tuesday 13th December at 6pm; Theatrix presents Alice on Wednesday 14th December at 7pm; Box Office on 068 22566.

Grace Foley A Time for Christmas, Saturday December 17th @ 2pm.

Gabriel Fitzmaurice at St John’s

BUS Transport Services for Co. Kerry. Please contact for door-to-door bus services. You can contact on 066 7147002 or by emailing bookings

ARTS with Kerry Council. The website is now live and can be accessed at

FUNDS: €3 million fund to support imaginative creative projects that build awareness around climate change and empower citizens to make meaningful behavioural changes.

The ‘Creative Climate Action II: Agents of Change’ programme is a joint initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme and the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications.

Information session online on December 12th, More details (

Fighting Words are looking for volunteers to facilitate Irish creative writing workshops for both primary and secondary schools, and for both gaelscoileanna and English-speaking schools.

Volunteers with all levels of Irish are welcome. No experience required. More details ( )

MEAL Vouchers are available at Brown Joe’s, Athea.

TEA DANCE: Christmas Afternoon tea dance will take place on Sunday December 11th from 3pm-5pm in Ballybunion Community Centre. Admission on the day will be free.

DUAGH TIDY TOWNS: The Memory room along with the Live Crib will open on Sunday 18th December after Mass. We would appreciate any old photographs to display In the Memory Room. They can be handed to Therese Cronin, the Village. Photos will be scanned, and originals returned to you. Thank you for your support.

CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT Hosted by Coláiste na Ríochta, Secondary School, in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Wednesday night next 14th December @ 7.30pm. Featuring Kerry Choral Union.

ACCORD; are now offering over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members. Call: 01 5313331.

SUPPORT: Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday 13th December at 7:15pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee. More info call our Information Line on 01 4045378.

WHEELCHAIR: North Kerry Branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association held a Christmas party in The Meadowlands Hotel recently, Over 70 guests attended, before the meal, a Mass was celebrated by Fr Padraig Walsh.

PLANS by local development company, to develop a water sports facility at the pier in Tarbert are being proposed.

TRALEE Library will host an event as part of the An Garda Síochána centenary celebrations. Tralee Library on Thursday, December 15 from 6:30- 8:30pm. Historian, Maurice O’Keeffe, will attend.

POST: Europe: Standard Post Parcels, December 13, post letters, registered post, express post, DHL 19. Great Britain: Monday, December 19, for all standard mail. Northern Ireland: Tuesday, December 20, for all standard mail. Republic of Ireland: Thursday, December 22, for all standard mail.

STAMP: Every two years the U.S. Postal Service issues a traditional first-class Christmas stamp showing Mary and Jesus, and this year’s stamp features an oil-on-panel painting from the first half of the 16th century titled “Virgin and Child.”

PARKING in Listowel; two-hour free parking in the paid zones in town.

SCHOOL: Walking Together in Faith & Love draws on three features of the Synodal Pathway: Communion, Participation and Mission. Catholic Schools Week runs from Sunday 29 January to Sunday 5.

BILL KIRBY MEMORIAL 4 MILE WALK in aid of Kerry Hospice. Gathering at the Brogue Inn on St. Stephen’s Day at 11am and walk commencing at 11.30am. Sponsorship Cards available from Michael Fox O’Connor 087 9833075. Donations accepted on the day.

ELDERLY protection was recently unavailable, for urgent need by a local person, mainly due to regulations, all made by government under the guise of privacy.

FEAST: Feast of St. Finian of Clonard is celebrated on Mon. Dec. 12th, the teacher of St. Brendan and St. Colmcille. Feast of St. Lucy is celebrated on Tues. Dec. 13th, a Roman martyr, the patron saint of Sweden and of the blind.

ARDFERT: Prayer Book compiled by Fr. Brendan Walsh – a few copies are still available from the Parish Office at a cost of €10. ‘The Diocese of Kerry formerly Ardfert’ by Fr Kieran O’Shea – a few copies are available from the Parish Office Ardfert, at a cost of €15.

LISTOWEL: Christmas Masses: St. Mary’s Church, Listowel; Christmas Eve: Saturday, December 24th – 4.00 p.m. (Children’s Mass) Parish Folk Group 6.00 p.m. (Family Mass) Parish Folk Group) – 8.00 p.m. (Family Mass) Parish Choir. Christmas Day: Sunday, December 25th- 9.00 a.m. (Family Mass Parish Folk Group – 11.30 a.m. (Family Mass) Parish Choir.

ARUS MHUIRE CHRISTMAS MASS: will take place on Thursday next – 15th December at 2.30 p.m.

CHRISTMAS CUPPA will take place in the parish meeting room Friday 16th December straight after 10.30am. Mass all welcome

CLOUNMACON COMMUNITY ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MASS: for the people of Clounmacon and surrounding districts will be celebrated on FRIDAY NEXT 13TH DEC. AT 7.45PM. at their Centre. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

OPEN AA MEETING – Saturday 10th December – The Tarbert Group of Alcoholics Anonymous opened its doors to the suffering alcoholic back in 2002. We are celebrating our 20th anniversary with an Open Meeting in the Tarbert Community Centre on Saturday 10th December at 8pm. Everybody Welcome.

TARBERT ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP – meet every Friday in the Tarbert Bridewell between 10.30am and 12 Noon. We have different activities every week followed by Tea/Coffee and a chat. New members are welcome.

THALIDOMIDE: “The Irish State made a deliberate decision in November 1961 not to act when notified about the international withdrawal of a wholly toxic drug for morning sickness,” Says John Stack. He was born in January 1963, and his mother took the morning sickness drug, Thalidomide.

“This week we are marking the international withdrawal and highlighting yet again what really happened in Ireland. “They failed us as children; they are still failing us now.”

CHURCH: Do you remember that the Sacred Heart Church in Limerick was supposed to become a leisure centre after its sale in 2006? Thank God it reopened as a Catholic Church in 2012!


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