Knockanure Notes — 15th May, 2024

ROSARY at the Grotto Moyvane every Tuesday evening at 7pm and at Knockanure Grotto each Thursday at 8pm for the month of May. All welcome.

CONGRATULATIONS to the local children who recently received their First Communion, great to see also the art work on display in the church. This day will be recalled by them to the end of their days.

The school also sand a fine selection of hymns. They may one day be part of the parish choir.

COLLECTION at Mass, May 18th & 19th for Education of Clergy.

PADRE PIO: ST Pio prayer meeting at Castleisland on May 14th 2024 – (Second Tuesday).

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION REMINDER: Retreat this year at Our Lady’s and St Brendan’s Tralee on Friday 31st May 2024. Presenters: Fr. Jim Lenihan/ Deacon Thady O’Connor. Mass Celebrant Bishop Ray. Bookings: Margaret 087 297 6304: Breda 0876742306.

DEATH has taken place of Sheila (Chris) Walsh née O’Keeffe of Ahabeg and formerly Knockburrane, Lixnaw, on 28th April 2024, wife of the late John and mother of John (Johnny) and sister of Noreen, Betty, Nancy, Mary, Helen, Kitty, Sonny, Sean, Patsy, Eamon, Joe and the late Michael (Mick). Missed by her grandchildren Niamh and Alison, daughter-in-law Vivienne, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces. The Requiem Mass for Sheila will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Church,

Lixnaw on Thursday, followed by Interment afterwards in Kiltomey Cemetery, Lixnaw.

DEATH of Margaret (Peg) Sweeney (née Flavin), Woodgrove, Moyvane, on May 5th, 2024, wife of the late Eamon and mother of the late Pat. Margaret is survived by her daughter Breda, sons Eamon, Gene, John and Paschal, her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law Peg, Marian, Áine and Molly, brother Denis, nephews, and nieces.

Funeral arrived at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on Wednesday morning for the Requiem Mass for Peg, burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

DEATH of Maureen Quinn nee Flavin of Dirha Cottages, Listowel, on 21st January 2024, wife of the late Michael (Mickey), mother of Mike, John, Pat, Eugene and dear sister of Margaret (Sweeney) & Denis. Survived by her family, her grandchildren Sarah, Lesley, Shelley, Elissa, Eimear, Sarah, Paudie & Aidan, her thirteen great grandchildren, daughters-in-law Martha, Liz & Tina, nephews, and nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: Anne Prendiville, Mike O Connor, Fr. Roger Duggan, Billy McElligott, Jimmy Fitzgerald, Francis Brosnan, Peter McGrath, Tim Kennelly, Joseph Kiely, Nora Lane, Gretta Bambury, Tim Broderick, Tady Finucane, Eileen Scanlon, Mary Stack,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.11th May’24- Moyvane for Paudie Hanrahan (1st Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.12th May’24 Knockanure for Maureen & Patrick Sweeney & deceased of the Sweeney family at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for David Foley (Aniv.) and deceased of the Foley & O’Connor families, Kilbaha at 11am; Tues.14th May’24 Moyvane for Anne Prendiville (Aniv.) Carrueragh at 10am; Weds.15 May’24

Knockanure a Private Intention at 10am; Thurs.16 May’24 Moyvane for Michael Dore (Aniv.) Woodgrove at 10am; Fri.17th May’24 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10am; Sat.18th May’24- Moyvane for Tom & Bridie McCarthy (Aniv.’s) at 7.30pm; Sun.19th May’24 Knockanure for Jerry & Ellen Enright (Aniv.’s) Lissaniskea at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for William Moloney (1st Aniv.) Keylod 11am.

JUBILEE: The Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee was officially proclaimed on Thursday last by Pope Francis, who presided over a formal reading of the Jubilee’s papal bull of indiction.

FEAST of Our Lady of Fatima is celebrated on Monday 13th May. In May 1917 Our Lady appeared to three children at Fatima in Portugal and asked them to pray for peace and that sinners might return to God’s Way. Feast of St. Brendan the Navigator is celebrated on Thursday 16th May, patron of the diocese of Kerry.

COMMEMORATION will be held at the Gortaglanna Monument on Sunday 12th May at noon sharp. All welcome.

THE HSE Community Work Department and Community Health Network, in partnership with older person groups in Tralee are hosting an event in The Rose Hotel Tralee on Wednesday, May 15, from 10am to 2pm. including a talk from Dr Mary Randles on geriatric medicine, on Meals on Wheels, Memory and Stimulaton and more. There will also be numerous stands from St Vincent de Paul, Kerry Library, the HSE, Alzheimer Society of Ireland and more. For more information, contact 066-7104830.

VINTAGE: Dromcollogher & District Respite Care Centre Vintage Rally & Fair May 19th

GAA: Minor NKL Div 1 Result: Moyvane 3-11, Tarbert/Ballylongford 2-15.

FAIR: Kingdom County Fair Showgrounds, Ballymacthomas, Tralee, take place on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th of May 2024.

HORSE Racing Killarney 12 to 14th of May.

FOOD Festival in Tralee, from May 17th to May 19th, 2024.

CEMETERY MASSES, Listowel, St. Michael’s Cemetery, Tuesday 25th June, St. John Paul II Cemetery, Wednesday 26th June and Finuge Thursday 27th June all masses are at 8pm. Annual cemetery mass St Johns Ballybunion Friday 7th June at 7pm.

CEMETERY Masses: Glin Church Grounds: 9th June at 2pm, Kilfergus Cemetery 16th June at 2pm and Kinnard Cemetery 17th June at 7.30pm.

MEDJUGORJE Prayer Meeting Listowel will take place after 10.30am mass on Monday, May 13th in the parish meeting room. All welcome.

TG4: Sunday at 9.30pm, Italian-born fiddle player Andrea Palandri (from Venice, Italy, now living in Baile na nGall, traces the life and music of Pádraig O’Keeffe.

MILK: Kerry Group is currently working on a new contract for its milk suppliers, according to the head of the company’s dairy division.

Pat Murphy, the chief executive of Dairy Ireland, told Agriland that they have been getting “a few” questions from milk suppliers on the issue.

“Our current contract with suppliers expires in April 2026. We’ve told the board of Kerry Co-op that we’re currently in the process of drawing up a new contract and that will be available over the next number of months.

WEATHER and Farmers; “In the 1740s we had two years of incessant rain where a third of our population died because they starved and many of our animals died at that time as well.

What About 1847, 1883 and 1886 ? “Then there were years like 1847, 1883 and 1886, and there were fewer diesel engines then. More at

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