Knockanure Notes — 14th February, 2024

ST PIO devotions in Castleisland Church on February 13th 2024 – (Second Tuesday).

PARISH: Eucharistic Adoration in Moyvane: every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.

Confessions: Before Mass or by arrangement. Baptisms: Saturday afternoons only from 12 noon to 4pm. 2nd Collection at Masses 10th & 11th Feb. for Lourdes Helpers. The Kerry Diocese hopes to begin its pilgrimages to Lourdes again this year and so need helpers and assistants. They wish to have a collection to help fund this event including the Lourdes Helpers. Please assist.

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 7:30 pm. Adoration Listowel, takes places each Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning immediately after the 10.30 a.m. Mass, until 8.00 p.m

DEATH of James (Jimmy) O’Sullivan, Knocknagorna, Athea, on the 5th February, 2024. Predeceased by his parents Patrick and Mary and nephew Paudie Mullane. Jimmy is survived by his family, brother Johnny, sisters Mary B. Mullane (Athea), Peggy Barrett (Knockanure) and Phil O’Sullivan (Athea), aunt Peggy Dalton (Athea), sister in law Margaret, brothers in law Conor Mullane and Joe Barrett, nephews, niece, grand-nephews, and grand-nieces. Requiem Mass for Jimmy was celebrated in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea, on Thursday, and burial afterwards in the family plot in Holycross Cemetery, Athea.

DEATH took place of Michael (Mickey) Flaherty, Keylod, Moyvane, on Sunday 4th February, 2024, in his 95th year. Predeceased by his wife Mary Ellen, son Michael Jnr., grand-daughter Heidi and grandson Michael Daniel, parents Timmy and Mary, brothers and sisters. Survived by his children, Mary, Tadhg, Helen, Kate, Angela and Liz, 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, sons in law, daughter in law, brothers in law Brendan and Dan Joe, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends. Requiem Mass for Mickey was celebrated at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on Wednesday. Burial in the family plot in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH has taken place of Dan Culhane, Killeaney, Glin, on February 1st, 2024, in his 90th year. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Mary, brother Thomas and sister Annie. Dan is survived by his wife Julia (Carr), family- Michael, Thomas, Brigid (Leahy, Clarina), Donal and Brendan, brothers Jack and Moss, sister Kitty (Moyvane), cousin Mary McSweeney, grandchildren Cian, Niamh, Liam, Maeve, Róisín, Marykate, Áine, Cáit, Ava, Daniel and John Michael, son-in-law Mark Leahy, daughters-in-law Breda, Karena and Johna, sisters-in-law Nora and Breda, nephews, and nieces.

Requiem Mass for Dan was celebrated on Monday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin followed by burial afterwards in Kilfergus Cemetery, Glin.

DEATH of Mary O’ Rourke, née Stack, Ballyhoulihan, Glin, and formerly, Main Street, Glin, on 1st February 2024. Predeceased by her parents Paddy and Tess, her sister Margaret and recently her father-in-law Pascal O’Rourke (Abbeyfeale). Mary is survived by her husband Michael, son Patrick, daughters Teresa, Sarah and Ann-Marie; brother John (Stack, Tarbert), sisters Josephine (Mulvihill, Moyvane) and Teresa (Egan, Tarbert), Uncle Eddie (Stack, Moyvane), sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and grand-nephews. Requiem Mass for Mary was celebrated at Glin Church on Saturday, 3rd February, followed by burial in Kilcornan Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jerry Sheehy, Fr. Jim Finan, Sr. Aquin Enright, James Connolly, Stephen Casey, Hannah Ferguson, Betty McCarthy, Sr. Margaret Stack, Joe Mackessy, Bridie McElligott, Tom Kennelly, Billy Leahy, Johanna Dell, Paudeen Moloney, Bridie Moloney, Philomena O Connor, Dorothy O Sullivan,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.10th Feb.’24 Moyvane for John Sheehy RIP Recently Deceased at 7.30pm; Sun.11th Feb.’24 Knockanure for Catherine Culhane (Aniv.) Ballyguiltenane and deceased of the Culhane & Sheahan families at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Jack Shine (Aniv.) at 11.00am;

Tues.13th Feb.’24- Moyvane for James Fitzmaurice (12th Aniv.) Leitrim Middle and Dublin at 10.00am; Weds.14th Feb. Knockanure Ash Wednesday at 10.00am, Moyvane Vigil Mass at 7.30pm

Thurs.15th Feb. Moyvane Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.16th Feb.’24 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.17th Feb.’24 Moyvane for Peter and John McGrath (Aniv.’s) at 7.30pm;

Sun.18th Feb.’24 – Knockanure Billy Leahy (Aniv.) at 9.30am and Mass Moyvane for Martin & Mary Mulvihill (Aniv.’s) at 11.00am.

FUTURE: Webinar: Planning for the Future of Parishes, Mon. Feb. 12th @ 7:30 pm. During this webinar, speakers from Austria and England will discuss lay involvement in their parishes. They will share the initiatives undertaken in their parishes, what has worked well, what has been challenging and what they see as the hope for the future. This webinar is in preparation for the upcoming parish gathering as part of the diocesan planning process, Moving Forward in Hope. Go to to register.

FIRST Communion: Webinar; First Holy Communion – Journeying with your Child, Weds. Feb 21st at 7.30pm, for all parents and guardians of children preparing for First Communion. The guest speaker is Dr Patricia Kieran, parent and lecturer at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Register for the webinar on

BEST Wishes to Dan Broderick of Lacca East who recently celebrated his 94th birthday.

LENT: Diocese of Kerry YouTube channel. During Lent, consider listening to and reflecting on three videos of talks given online in the diocese in recent months:

• Bishop Brendan Leahy describes the Synod that he participated in in Rome over the four weeks of October. • The talk for parents in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation given by Dr Dan O’Connell of Mary Immaculate College Limerick. (Title, ‘Confirmation Talk’) • The talk given by Dr Jessie Rogers, scripture scholar, of St Patrick’s College Maynooth on coping with significant change in the Church. (Title, ‘Moving forward in Hope’) You can access them via the diocesan website or via Google. Google … ‘YouTube Diocese of Kerry Channel’ … then click on ‘Diocese of Kerry – YouTube’ … then click on ‘videos’. The three videos should be in one of the top rows.

A TRIBUTE TO FR. TIM GALVIN: On Saturday, February 10th following the 6.30pm Mass in Abbeyfeale, Fran Leahy who volunteered with Fr. Tim in 2015 and 2016 as well as returning again in 2023 following his death will present a slide show showcasing some of the work that was enabled by donations Fr. Tim received from home. It will take place at St. Ita’s Day Care Centre. Everyone is welcome.

SCHOOL: Murhur N.S. Moyvane, Enrolment Application Forms for September 2024 are available by email at info or by contacting the school at 068 49522 9:30am-12:30pm.

Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure is currently accepting enrolment for the coming academic year 2024-2025. Please contact Anne at school office telephone at 068-49130 or 087-7939134 or email scoilchorpchriost

CLOSING DATE Writers Week; This Award is for a work of Literary Fiction by an Irish Author published between the 1st February 2023 and 31st January 2024. Closing date Monday 19th February 2024. Prize: €20,000, several other competitions, their closing date Feb and March, contact

TINTEAN Ballybunion Dublin City Ramblers on 24th February 2024, nkartstheatre

ST JOHNS: Wed 14th – Classical with Ora Quartet at 8pm; Three separate Readings over three nights with local playwright Dick Walsh from 15th to 17th at 8pm, details from 068 22566.

SOCIAL DANCING Duagh, to Mike Condon February 16 and Norah Hickey on February 23.

Clounmacon Dancing Classes every Monday night at 8pm.

CARDS: Thursday evening try your hand at a game of 41, which runs every Thursday night at 8.30pm. Simply show up on the night or give Donie a call on 087 973 8100.

CLOTHES Bank at Knockanure School on 14th of March, clothes can be dropped off at the school between 9.10am and 3pm.

“THE BANSHHEE OF CROKEY HILL” Abbeyfeale Drama Group present “The Banshee of Crokey Hill” by Tommy Marren at the Glórach on Tuesday, February 13, Thursday 15, Saturday 17, Sunday 18 and the following week.

DRAMA AND WELLBEING CLASSES 5-12 YEAR OLDS: Glórach Theatre starting February 3 from 3 – 4.30pm.

RAMBLING HOUSE: Ita’s Rambling House will be held at the Desmond Complex on Friday February 16, at 8pm. Rambling house will be held at Ballyhahill Hall on Wednesday February 21, at 8.00pm. Knocalucka is on the 3rd. Tuesday of the month.

SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES: Waltzing, jiving etc have started in the Plaza Hall, Listowel on Monday 7.00-8.00 pm, Advanced: 8.00-9.00 pm. For bookings, please contact 087 7541631.

SET DANCING: On Sunday February 18th a set Céilí will be held in Halla Tadhg Gaelach from 3-6pm with music by Star Of Munster from Clare. Con Colbert Hall Athea is the venue on Saturday February 24th from 9pm. Music by Uí Bhriain.

DANCING CLASSES: Set dancing classes are held in Ballyhahill Hall at 8pm; Marian Hall Moyvane on Monday’s; Con Colbert Hall Athea at 9pm, on Tuesday’s, and Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse Abbeyfeale at 8.30pm on Wednesday’s.

NORELLA MOLYNEAUX Dancing- Monday nights Clounmacon Community Centre, V31PF95 at 8pm. and Wednesday nights in Lyreacrompane Community Centre at 8.15pm. All ages welcome.

EVENT: The Island of Geese, Tralee is the location for the Youth Mental Health Awareness Day on March 2, facilitated by Kerry County Arts Office and local partners Munster Technological University.

ACTIVE Travel Investment Programme for 2024, about €1bn allocation available nationwide.

DINNER: Athea GAA & LGFA, Dinner Dance Fri 1st March in the Devon Inn. These can be booked by contacting any member of the team / committee or Liz O’ Sullivan 087 6699783 or Mary Ita Casey 0874141157.

JOB: in the Tarbert CE Scheme; 1. Heritage / Coffee Shop Assistant – Tarbert Bridewell. Job Ref #CES-2317277; 2. Parish Hall Caretaker – Community Centre Tarbert. Job Ref # CES-2317286. No experience is needed for any of these positions as full training will be provided to the successful candidate. Please apply for any of these positions by contacting Jackie on 086-3266991 or email jackiekissane – CE Scheme rates apply.

CHINA: culture, history and traditions of China with music, instruments, dress, the Dragon Dance in the Square on Saturday, February 17th from 1-4 pm.

KERRY EMIGRANTS: An afternoon tea dance in aid of the Kerry Emigrants will take place in Tomáisíns, Lisselton on Sunday, February 25 with music by Eddie Lee.

CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY: Celebrate with Afternoon Tea in Kerry Writers’ Museum in Listowel on Wednesday 14th February, from 3pm to 5pm, Ticket Office on 068 22212.

KERRY defeat Cork;

PRAYER: The Worldwide Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse takes place in Ireland on Friday 16 February. The Day of Prayer is an initiative of Pope Francis and was first marked in Irish dioceses in 2017. At Mass that day parishes are asked to light a ‘Candle of Atonement’ on the altar. The candle symbolises repentance, light in the darkness, and hope

BADMINTON on 2nd of February in the Tralee Sports and Leisure Complex on Feb. 2nd, Helen Browne, Moyvane, was winner of Kerry Div 2 Ladies Singles Championships. The Kerry Juvenile Championships in Killarney with the girls’ and boys’ doubles. Players from Moyvane, Annauscaul, Castleisland, and Tralee contested finals, but Listowel contested all eight finals and won all eight.

RARE: this year Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day. The day of romance and a day of fasting at the beginning of Lent. The ashes come from burnt Palm Branches from Palm Sunday of last year. Ashes on our forehead that day are an indication of our desire to become more like Jesus, living as He wants us to live. The gospel on Ash Wednesday (Matthew 6: 1-18) reminds us of the three traditional practices of Christianity: Prayer, Fasting (Denying ourselves things we enjoy and

Making Sacrifices) and Almsgiving (Giving to those in need). Ash Wednesday is a day of Fast and Abstinence from Meat.

KERRY College open week 19th to 23rd of February, 066 714 9696.

TROCAIRE Packs are available in most churches. They contain the Trócaire Box and information on Trócaire’s work, helping very needy people in the Developing World.

ST PATRICKS Day Parade in Listowel, details from Christy Walsh at 087 826 4544.

NEWKD’s Home Visitation Service is a free service for people over the age of 60 in the North Kerry area and is a social visiting service. It is an initiative by NEWKD’s Rural Social Scheme and is supported by HSE’s Community Works Department, Public Health Nurses, Local Link, An Garda and our dedicated volunteers. We are actively looking to recruit volunteers for our service in all parts of North Kerry. Without volunteers it will be very difficult to expand our very valued service. Anyone interested in volunteering please feel free to contact Ed O Connor (068) 23429 or 087 7794765. Email: edoconnor Office: NEWKD Office, 20 William St. Upper, Listowel.

DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE 2024: R.D.S., Ballsbridge, Dublin on February 23rd, 24th, 25th. For information contact 086 0529008. A bus travelling Divine Mercy conference at the RDS on 23/24/25 Feb., Contact Paudie 0868630511 or Megan 08301288329 for details.

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGES: Three Day Pilgrimages begins Friday, May 31 until Thursday 15th August.

PILGRIMAGE to Lourdes Limerick; both Diocesan and Youth Pilgrimages takes place in June, details from 061 35 0000.

CAMINO: A group from Athea are hoping to do 100km of the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago from June 12-19. Average walk 20km per day, please contact Denise on 086-6095716.

DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE: A bus will be travelling to the Divine Mercy conference at the RDS on February23/24/25. Contact Paudie 0868630511 or Megan 08301288329 for details.

BOOK on Fourknocks ; Fourknocks archaeology, astronomy and mythology a small passage-tomb situated less than 10 miles from the giant megalithic monuments of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. Excavated in 1950 by Patrick J. Hartnett, and open to the public. The book will run to around 150 pages and will feature full colour photographs, illustrations and diagrams. It will also have generous footnotes and a comprehensive bibliography.

Details at

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