Knockanure Notes — 14th June, 2023

KNOCK: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place Weds 5th July from Knockanure, Moyvane, Tarbert. Contact Margaret 087-2976304.

PARISH: Presbytery/Office: 068 49308, Web: – Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration: every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Baptisms: Saturday afternoons only from 12noon to 4pm.

PADRE Pio Devotions in Castleisland on Tuesday, June 20th at 7.30pm.

ANNIVERSARIES: Willie Buckley, Gerald Tierney, Sr. Borgia Shanahan, Fr. Moss O Connell, Fr. Bill Prendiville OSA, Tommy O Connor, John Joe Kearney, Bridget Buckley, Fr. William Stack.

MEMORIAL Mass for all lost bikers on Sat 24 June in Moyvane at 2pm.


Sat. 10th June’23- Moyvane for Gerald Kennelly (1st Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.11th June’23- Knockanure for Denis & Nancy Flaherty (Aniv.’s) Lissaniskea at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Jim Groarke (Aniv.) & deceased of Groarke & McKenna families at 11.00am; Tues.13th June’23 – Moyvane for Hughie Fitzmaurice & deceased of Fitzmaurice & Cahill families at 10.00am; Weds.14th June’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.15th June’23- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.16th June’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.17th June’23- Moyvane for Richard & Hannah Stack (Aniv.’s) Clounbrane at 7.30pm; Sun.18th June’23 – Knockanure for Kathleen & Tom O’Dwyer (Aniv.’s) Shrone, Listowel at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Pa Joe McEnery (3rd Aniv.) Tubertureen at 11.00am.

Graveyard Masses; Friday Aug. 4th – Ahavoher; Tues. Aug. 8th – Knockanure; Wednesday 9th Aug. – Murhur. All Masses at 8pm.

MASS: Ballydonoghue’23 Cemetery Masses, Lisselton Monday June 12th and Gale Thursday June 15th. Both at 8.00pm; St. Michael’s, Tuesday, 20th June with Bishop Ray present. St. John Paul II, Wednesday June 21st, Finuge Cemetery, Thursday 22nd June. Duagh Cemetery (Springmount) Thursday 27th July 8.00pm.

ST. PATRICK’S PONTIFICAL UNIVERSARY:. New Post graduate Programme. Application deadline is August 14th. Open Day – 24th June. Visit to view their range of courses.

EXAMS: Let us save a thought and say a prayer for all the students doing the Leaving and Junior Certificate exams at the moment.

PROCESSION: Saturday night June 17th the Corpus Christi procession will take place to the Hall in Athea. Tea and light Refreshments will be in the Hall afterwards.

STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA will be on Main Street, Killarney on Tuesday 13th June. Prayers including the Rosary will be recited at 3 p.m.

TRIBUTE: Maureen Sweeney nee Flavin who is a native of County Kerry forecast an impending storm from Blacksod station in 1944 which changed the timing of the D-Day landings and ultimately secured victory for the Allies.

The remote Blacksod lighthouse and coastguard station played a key role during World War II supplying Britain with weather reports.

Ted and Maureen Sweeney were amongst those taking readings on an hourly basis, which were being secretly phoned into London.

At 1pm on 3 June 1944, 21-year-old Maureen was first to forecast a severe Atlantic storm, which led to a change of plan in one of the world’s biggest military operations.

D-Day was postponed to 6 June and the rest is history.

Maureen will celebrate her 100th birthday today June 3 2023 with friends and Family in Tí Aire Nursing Home in Belmullet.

BEST WISHES to Tara Finucane of Knockanure and Joe Flaherty of Abbeyfeale, who were married recently in Athea Church and held their reception at The Devon Inn.

GRANDPARENTS Day was celebrated at Knockanure on Friday 9th, great to see the pupils participating, singing, reading and praying. Later there was refreshments at the school. Weather beautiful. Thanks to all who prepared and participated in a most inspiring morning.

FOOD Waste Recycling Week this year ran from 5th until the 11th June 2023.

From January 1st 2024, all households will be eligible for a food & bio-waste service from their waste collector. From July 1st 2023. All commercial waste management companies will be obliged to provide bins for compostable material from commercial sources.

DOLLY DAY in honour of Dolly Parton, when an attempt will be made to establish a Guinness World Record for the most people dressed head to toe as Dolly Parton, in Listowel on June 24th.

TALENT: “My Dad’s Got Talent” competition takes place at Féile na mBláth in Tralee on Father’s Day.

To enter, send a video, 30 to 60 seconds in duration, of your dad performing his talent to Radio Kerry’s Whatsapp 083 300 3 300 before 6pm on Monday 12th June. The Coordinator of Féile na mBláth, is Bryan Carr.

FLEADH: The Kerry County Fleadh will take place in the Tintáin Theatre, Ballybunion on June 10th and 11th and in St Joseph’s Secondary School on June 17th and 18th.Taobh na Mara Ceili Band at Tintean Theatre on 17th of June. See the Advertiser for a list of events.

ST JOHNS: Tuesday 13th Film Club- An Irish Goodbye & Pure Grit and on Wed 21st –Theatre with Sense and Sensibility, details from 068 22566.

TINTEAN Ballybunion; In the first of two summer concerts at Tintean Radio Kerry Events presents Timeless and Irish on Wednesday June 14th. Radio Kerry’s Billy Donegan brings his Sunday Music show to the stage with special guests Sean Keane, Elle Marie O Dwyer, Crystal Swing, Bryan Murphy, Shaun O Dowd, Trudi Lalor, Spalpin and Pat McKenna. Music as ever by The Ryan Turner Band.; Saturday 17 June 2023- Taobh na Mara comprises of Conor Arkins, Sarah O’Gorman and Seamus O’Gorman on fiddles; Claire Fennell and Liam Walsh on Flutes; Rebecca Saich on concertina; Joseph Mannion on button accordion; Seán Kelliher on banjo; Danny Collins Céilí Drums and Hannah Collins on piano. Tourist Office: 068 25555. Email: nkartstheatre

RACING at Listowel; ; Listowel Highlights 4th June 2023

RACING at Ballyeigh, beach, Ballybunion at 1pm on the 18th of June.

CAR BOOT SALE will be held at the Rugby Club grounds, Abbeyfeale on Saturday, July1st from 9am -1pm in aid of St. Ita’s Sheltered Housing. To book a space contact 068 51850.

FAIR: The second Ballylongford Fair will be held over the weekend of 24-25 June where Irish traditional trades and craftspeople will talk about and demonstrate their work.

TEA Afternoon, a special fundraiser in aid of the Kerry Parents and Friends Association. Josephine and Patrick O’Riordan will host Vintage Tea Afternoons on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 at a cottage adjacent to their home in Ardfert.

GARDEN FETE Rathfredagh : Will take place on the grounds on Sunday, July 2. Donations for their bric a brac, jewellery, book, music and clothing stalls will be accepted at Reception prior to the day.

SHOP: New opening hours for the Saint Vincent de Paul shop in Listowel as follows: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. All types of donations are welcome.

ROAD TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT UPDATE for N69 Listowel Bypass is provided below. Update on John B Keane Road works: Works on the northern side between Ballygologue and Tim Kennelly roundabout ongoing and are due to be completed by 19th June 2023. On 19th June traffic flow will be switched, directional flow will be from Ballygologue Junction towards Tim Kennelly Roundabout to facilitate works on the southern side between Ballygologue and Tim Kennelly Roundabout. The works on southern side will take three weeks to complete. Final surfacing works will then commence working back from Tim Kennelly roundabout. These works will require single lane traffic flow in one direction only. It is anticipated that all online works on John B Keane Road will be completed by end of July 2023. N69 Tralee Road Works, N69 lane closure anticipated date for commencement of works is 26th June for a period of 7 weeks to facilitate tie-in works on Tralee and Listowel ends of the scheme. This will be a full lane closure during this period.

MTU third-level institution is a finalist in three categories, which celebrate universities’ quest for entrepreneurship and engagement in higher education. The awards ceremony will be held in Barcelona from June 26th-29th 2023.

RAMBLING House at Knockalougha on the 3rd. Tuesday of the month. Ita McQuinn’s Rambling House is on the third Friday of the month at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West at 8pm. Listowel Rambling House takes place on the last Thursday of every month from 9.15 pm in the Seanachai Centre. Rambling house will be held at Ballyhahill Hall on Wednesday, June 21, at 8pm.

LOURDES: Kerry diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Sept 1st to the 6th led by Bishop Ray. Flights from Kerry Airport. Booking through Marian Pilgrimages Dublin.

VOCATIONS afternoon, Sat. 17th June 2-4pm at Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd., Cork, for women considering a vocation. For more details vocationspoorclarescork.

FEAST of St. Anthony of Padua is celebrated on Tues. 13th June. He was a renowned Franciscan preacher. Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated on Friday 14th June.

BISHOP: The Episcopal Ordination of Ray Browne took place 21st July 2013.

SUPPORT: Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tues. 13th June 7:15pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee Co. Kerry. Free event. Open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. Online support group and further information by contacting us in info

WORLD Youth Day 2023,There are places remaining for the diocesan youth pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2023 to be held in Lisbon, Portugal. We fly out from Dublin on July 31st and return on August 8th. Pilgrims must be over 18 to travel. The cost of the pilgrimage is €1,400. Please contact Tomás Kenny at 086 3683778/email tomaskenny for more information.

MUSIC: CCÉ Leac Snámha: We are running a Traditional Arts Summer Camp at The Ceolann from 3rd – 7th July from 10am to noon which consists of music, step-dancing, singing and sean-nós dancing. Limited places left on this Summer Camp. For further info contact Emma 087-7219373 or e-mail lixnawccesummercamps

CULTURE Night , deadline for application 20th of June.

CHARITY CHOIR CONCERT: featuring, St. John’s Church Choir, Kerry Chamber Choir, and Kerry School of Music, with special solo performances. Sunday June 11th at 7pm in St. John’s Church. Tickets €10 can be purchased at the door on the night. Doors open at 6.30pm. All proceeds go to the projects supported by the Lebanon Trust Ireland, see

RALLY FOR LIFE: Will be held in Dublin on Saturday July 1st, Assembling in Parnell Square at 1pm. For

bus from Kerry contact Denis on 087 6590551.

SHOW at Charleville on 24th and 25th of June. The annual show began in 1979.

CIRCUS: 135th anniversary of Fossett’s Circus is being celebrated at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park,

on June 17 and 18.The story began with George Lowe, who went on a tour of Ireland with his own circus. His troupe, included Edward Fossett.

BUNRATTY: Adrienne O’Flynn, Brand Marketing Manager for Shannon Heritage, commented, “From humble beginnings during the early trial banquets of 1962 when employees of Shannon Development volunteered to don medieval costume and entertain guests, the success of Bunratty castle as a medieval banqueting venue prompted other castles to be sought for similar revitalisation, including Dunguaire Castle, near Kinvara, and the 15th century Knappogue Castle, near Quin. Collectively the three sites have attracted more than 5 million people to their banquets since the 1960s, which is testament to everyone involved.”

SCHOOL; Tarbert Comprehensive School’s 50th Anniversary Ball will be held at The Arms Hotel on 2nd of Dec 2023.

TRAVEL; Kerry Airport Passenger numbers for 2022 amounted to 356,141. Shannon Airport, June Bank Holiday numbers expected to be 42,000.

BLOOD Donors wanted, only three days’ supply at present, aim is seven days, details from 1800 7311 37.

HELP: Samaritans 116123/061 412111

SIAMSA Tíre have made have made a decision to suspend all non-profit-making productions after June 17 and for the remainder of the summer season. They are in discussion with Kerry County Council, The Arts Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport, Gaelteacht and Media to secure Siamsa Tíre’s future. They remains open for business and will continue to be a community cultural hub, hosting a variety of performances, theatre, music, dance and traditional arts for audiences. Siamsa Tíre academy is holding auditions for children aged 7 – 12 years of age on Saturday 17th of June from 10am – 6pm at Siamsa Tire Theatre, Tralee. Audition is by appointment only, so please call 066-7123055 to make an appointment.

TRIP to God’s Cottage Glendalough on 2nd of July, details from 087 6174 639.

CEIST: Summer 2023 Newsletter

Presentation Convent Listowel

BEEF imports; reported by Agriland, almost 54,000t of beef, with a total estimated value of €183 million, was imported from other countries to the Republic of Ireland in 2022. The value of Irish beef exported in 2022 exceeded €2.5 billion.

COST of feed; IFA Ulster / north Leinster regional chair and pig farmer, Frank Brady, has said that pig feed costs should have fallen by €100/t but have only fallen by €25/t.

Edmund Graham, the beef chairperson of ICSA, noted that farm incomes through increases in beef prices are not enough to cover the increasing cost of fertiliser, saying that a beef bullock this time last year would have fetched €1,650, enough to buy 6t of fertiliser at €275/t, but now, even though that same animal would get €2,000, this would only buy 1.8t of fertiliser at €1,100/t.

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