Knockanure Notes — 17th March, 2023

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

PARISH: 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.

Home Calls, if you would like a home visit please let Fr. Brendan know.

FIRST Communion Knockanure 11am Sat. May 13th.The church was decorated with posters and works of school artists. A day to remember for the rest of their lives.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results from Tuesday May 2nd, Jackpot was €2,500. Numbers Drawn: 1, 13, 23, and 26. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Bríd O Keeffe, Kilmeaney; 2. Breda Kiely, S. C. C, Knockanure; 3. Michelle Young, c/o Teresa Collins; 4. Hannah Enright, Enrights Bar, and 5. Mary Byrne, c/o Ploughman Bar, next jackpot will be €2,600. Lotto Results from Tuesday May 9th,

Jackpot was €2,600. Numbers Drawn: 7, 16, 19, and 30. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1

John Shanahan, c/o Kevins Bar; 2. John Long, c/o Kevins; 3. Pat White, c/o John Barry; 4. Charlie & Alfie, c/o B O Carroll, Enrights Bar, and 5. Sean O Keeffe, Kilmorna. Next draw will be on Tuesday May 16th in the clubhouse and jackpot will be €2,700. All are welcome!

ROSARY at 8pm in Knockanure during May on Tuesday and Thursday evening; at Moyvane Grotto every Tues. 7pm ; at 7pm at O’Connell’s Ave Grotto every Sunday at 6pm.; Finuge Grotto every Monday at 8.00 p.m. and Killocrim Grotto every Friday at 8.00 p.m. Rosary every evening from Monday to Friday during the month of May at 7.30pm at the Marian Shrine in the Square, Tarbert. All are welcome.

FEET: Care of the Aged Moyvane/Knockanure, Chiropodist will attend the Marian Hall Weds. 24th May @10am. For apt. contact Noreen 068-49238.

TIDY towns, Judging takes place from early June, we have started our village clean up this week and we need help! The schedule is: 8th May-Glin Rd, 15th May-Knockanure Rd, 22nd May-Tarbert Rd, 29th May-Church Rd. We will be out every Mon. evening from 7pm to clean up the streets, everyone is welcome.

COMMERATION AT GORTAGLANNA monument on Sunday May 14th at 12.00 noon.

CENTENARY of the birth of the late Tomás Ó Fiaich, (3rd November 1923 – 8th May 1990) he was born and reared on the line of the divide of Creggan Parish into Crossmaglen and Cullyhanna or Upper and Lower Creggan, at Anamar townland.

DEATH of Noreen (Nora) Sheehy (née Ahern), Glenalappa East, Moyvane and late of Leitrim Middle, Moyvane, on May 7th, 2023. Predeceased by her husband Martin, parents Jack and Bridget and her sister Eileen. Survived by her sons John, James and Patrick, daughters Joan and Mary, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brother John, sisters Bridie McEnery and Sr. Mary Ellen (The Irish Sisters of Charity Order), daughters-in-law Eileen, Angela and Katrina, sons-in-law Pat and Tom, sister-in-law Nuala, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Nora was celebrated at Moyvane Church on Wednesday 10th, live-streamed on, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Gale Bridge, Moyvane.

DEATH of Maurice Galvin of Sackville, Ardfert, on 8th May 2023, husband of Kay (nee Donegan), father of Claire, Orla & John and brother of Harold, Breda, Seán, Kay and the late Michael (his twin) and Eamon. Survived also by grandson Dáire, John’s partner Amy, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.

ANNIVERSARIES: Billy McElligott, Sr. James Kennelly, Jimmy Fitzgerald, Francis Brosnan, Peter McGrath, Tim Kennelly, Nora Lane, Noranne McCarthy, Tim Broderick, Tady Finucane, Mary Stack, Canon Pat Horgan, Fr. Billy O Carroll, Pat Enright,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 13th May’23- Moyvane for David Foley (Aniv.) & granddad Thomas Foley Recently Deceased, & deceased of the Foley & O’Connor families at 7.30pm; Sun.14th May’23- Knockanure for Noreen Sweeney (Aniv.) & Husband Patrick, Carrueragh, Kilmorna at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Jerry, Jeremiah & Bridie McCarthy (Aniv.’s) and deceased members of McCarthy family, Gortdromasilihy at 11.00am; Tues.16th May’23 –Moyvane for Con J. Mulvihill & Wife Catherine & Son Con, (Aniv.’s), Clounbrane at 10.00am; Weds.17th May’23- Knockanure a Private Intention-10.00am; Thurs.18th May’23- Moyvane for Michael Dore (25th Aniv.) at 10.00am; Fri.19th May’23 Knockanure for Paddy, Tess, & Margaret Stack (Aniv.’s), Glin at 10.00am; Sat.20th May’23- Moyvane for Mike Brosnan, Recently Deceased at 7.30pm; Sun.21st May’23 – Knockanure for Mary Therese & Patrick Kennelly, Sisters Nora & Mary Rose Kennelly & Sister in law Laurene Kennelly. (Aniv’s.) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Anne Prendiville (Aniv.) at 11.00am.

CEMETERY MASS: St. John’s Ballybunion Cemetery Mass will be held on Friday 9th June at 7 p.m.

GOOD NEWS; Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will now take place in the Adoration Room from this Wednesday 17th May in Listowel from 11am. to 3pm.

GROW, a 12 step Peer support program for people living with depression, anxiety, emotional issue in their lives. The meetings are confidential and relaxed Meetings are held the second and fourth Tues. of the month 7.30pm in Ross café, Lewis Rd. Killarney. Contact Noreen 086-1726004 or see

THANKS: Knockanure Community Text Alert, a very special thanks to all who contributed so generously to our Annual Church Gate collection recently the amount collected €530.00. Chairperson: John Stackpoole

RACE Night: Recovery Haven Kerry (Cancer Support House) are the beneficiaries of a Race Night taking place May 20th the Greyhound Stadium Tralee 6.30pm. Tickets €10 ea. Children under 14 free. More info. 066-7192122

FAMILY Resource Centre Listowel V31 EC62- Story Exchange event on 14th of May from 12; 30- 2pm, come and share your life journey, refreshments served. All welcome. More from 068-23584.

MUSIC: World Fiddle Day at Scartaglen on May 20th.

NEWKD HOME VISITATION SERVICE in partnership with Community Work Department HSE are pleased to invite you to participate in our 2nd Reconnecting with Services for Older Persons Day. This is a free event and offers services the opportunity to engage and interact with existing and potential service users. Monday 22nd May 2023 Listowel Community Centre, Town Park, Listowel, Co. Kerry, V31 VK13

THE LETTER FILM will be showing in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel Friday 26th May 6.30pm. The film came about following Pope Francis letter to us all called Laudato Si our responsibility to the environment. All are welcome and it’s free and a great film.

BIKE Week: Together We Cycle’ The film will be screened on Tuesday, May 16 at 7pm at Kerry County Museum, at St. John’s Theatre Listowel on Wednesday, May 17 at 8pm. National Bike Week which runs from May 13-21.

WALK: Guided Biodiversity Walk with Consultant Geoff Hunt will take place from Carrigafoyle Castle on Sunday 21st May at 1pm. Attendance is free and all are welcome.

FUNDING; capital allocation of €17.27 million for chemotherapy day unit at University Hospital Kerry announced.

FEALE/CASHEN ESTUARY DRAINAGE PROJECT: meeting on Friday, May 19th at the Community Centre, Ballyduff. Time – 8.30pm sharp. Meeting organised by the Local Cashen Drainage Committee. All welcome.

BALLYDONOGHUE G.A.A. CLUB wishes to thank everyone who supported their recent Coffee morning in aid of Ard Cúram Fuchsia Centre, Listowel. The final amount raised was €3,500.

WRITING: New Irish Writing, in the Irish Independent on the last Saturday of each month. Stories submitted should not exceed 2,000 words. You can email your entry, preferably as a Word document, to newirishwriting68.

FEAST of St Brendan 16th. Our Lady of Fatima feast 13th May; Assentation feast 21st.

ALL IRELAND ROSARY RALLY: Saturday June 3rd from 1pm at Knock Shrine. With talks, Stations of the Cross and Holy Mass. To book a place on the bus call Noreen on 087 7613985 or Eilís 087 6341538.

BAPTISH St Brendan’s Church Tarbert; James to Margaret Wall Kilbaha 13 July 1796; Sarah to Michael and Margaret Finucane 1796; Eleanor to James and Margaret Wall Kilbaha 25 July 1797; Eliza to James and Elizabeth Stokes Kilnaughtin 29 July 1798; Anne to Michael and Margaret Finucane Kilnaughtin 15 Sept 1798; Henry to Sarah McCormick Kilnaughtin 31 Oct 1800; Margaret to William Hayes and Catherine Cusack of Ballyduff & Kilrush; John to Dennis and Anne Connor Kilnaughtin 31 Oct 1804; Barbara to John and Lucind Sandes Moyvane 16 Dec 1806; Elizabeth to Thadeus and Mary Enright Kilnaughtin, 9 August 1808; William of William and Letitia Lindsay 1812; John to William and Martha Moore Tieraclea 4 Sept 1814; Henry Doore foundling, 24 Feb 1822; John to Maurice and Margaret Moore 5 April 1833; Jane Primrose foundling 20 Feb 1832; Elizabeth Jane to Robert and Eliza Smith Newtownsandes February 1877; Details of hundreds more in St Brendan’s Church of Ireland, Tarbert 1814- 2014 history book.

BIKE Week 2023, runs from Saturday, May 13 to Sunday, May 21, many events planned.

ST JOHN’S: Sunday 14th June at 8pm- PJ Murrihy in Concert, will be joined by the accordion player Seamus Shannon for a special night in Listowel; Monday 15th Youth Theatre; Sat 20th Concert with Lisa Lambe Nightvisiting; Wed 24th Concert with Frankie Gavin and Catherine McHugh and on Thursday 25th Dancing at Lughnasa, details from 068 22566.

GLÓRACH Abbeyfeale: Cherish the Ladies on Saturday, May 20th at 8pm. The following weekend ‘Robert Service, Bard of the Yukon’ a one man show by Mike O’Mahoney on Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th. Curtains up at 8 pm, and tickets can be booked at 0871383940 or at

RAMBLING HOUSE: will be held at Ballyhahill Hall on Wednesday May 17, at 8pm.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Tarbert Comps players on winning the Brendan O’Shea shield recently. Donncha O’Connor, James Kissane, Darragh Scanlon, and Darragh O’Donoghue from Moyvane u15s were part of the winning team that defeated Castleisland Community College. Congratulation also to Glenflesk Ballad Group on winning the All Ireland Scór na nÓg Ballad competition. They are the first ever Kerry Ballad Group to win the competition.

Congratulations to the Kerry Minor Camogie Team on capturing the All-Ireland Minor C Camogie title by defeating Down in the final in Clane, Co Kildare, recently, with the final score being 0-

12 to 0-8. This was a historic first All-Ireland Minor Camogie title for Kerry. North Kerry League Division 2 Round 1 – St. Senans 2-14 Moyvane 3-11.

LEE Strand and Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2023. The awards are held for youths between the ages of thirteen and twenty-one years and recognise their great contribution.

The closing date for nominations is Friday, May 26th 2023, available to download on Details from 066 7102300.

GAMES: Special Olympics World Summer Games in Berlin from the 17th – 25th June 2023. Team Ireland is sending 73 athletes, with 34 coaching and management team, and are to compete in 12 sports.

RUN: Kerry 50K Ultra Marathon is on in Tralee on the 20th May.

RACING: Killarney races begin on 14th to 16th of May. Listowel from Saturday June 3 to Monday June 5 over the June Bank Holiday weekend.

TRIBUTE TO GARTH BROOKS on 20 May 2023 at Tintean, Ballybunion, This authentic, live, affectionate tribute show features all the classic hits including, among many others ‘If tomorrow never comes’, ‘Friends in low places’, ‘The thunder rolls’ and of course ‘The Dance’.

Louise Morrissey celebration concert at the same venue on May 13th at 8pm.

RED CROSS First responder course, at the Ashe Hotel, Tralee, details from 087 927 6504, begins on 28th of May.

KERRY Motor Club Hillclimb on Sunday, July 16 in the Ballyfinnane area outside Tralee to mark the first motorsport event in Kerry, held on July 15, 1903.

EMPLOYMENT Fair — takes place at The Rose Hotel on Thursday, May 18, from 11am to 4pm

FORAGING: can be defined as searching for food resources that grow in the wild. We now understand that as wild as foraging may seem, we have to forage consciously and respectfully as to not deplete areas of their natural resources. We must harvest plants and weeds in such a way that new sprouts are able to grow, allowing stocks to naturally be replenished. Stinging nettles, Wood Sorrell, Garlic, Fresh Hawthorn Leaves and flowers, Dandelion Leaves and stalks, and many more.

FOOD festival in Tralee, takes place from May 20-21, food, drinks, live music, demonstrations, and workshops. Visit

FOOD: Knockanure Community Kitchen, food delivered or collect yourself, details from 068 49 799, 086 874 5485. Catering for events also available.

BBQ at Christy’s Listowel in aid of Kerry Parents and Friends Centre Listowel on 4th June from 6pm.

WRITERS’ Week, Listowel is Ireland’s oldest Literary and Arts Festival. Begins this year Wednesday 31 May 2023. Fr. Anthony Gaughan, donated all of his awards to be displayed in Kerry Writers’ Museum in Listowel, has written 45 scholarly histories. His best known book is Listowel and its Vicinity.

CRIUNNIÚ na nÓg 2023 — free and creative activities for thousands of young people —Taking place on Saturday, June 10, there’s loads of events.

KNOCK: Pilgrimage to Knock: a Pilgrimage Day to Knock from the parishes of Unit 13 (Coolcappa/Kilcolman Shanagolden/Foynes/Robertstown, Loughill/Ballyhahill & Glin will take place on 18th May (Ascension Thursday). Cost of same €15. The bus for KNOCK will depart from The Longcourt House Hotel at 8.00 a.m. on May 18th (The Cross, Ardagh at 8.10) (The Hall Ballyhahill 8.30)(The Anglers Rest Loughill 8.40a.m) (Foynes Museum 8.50a.m)(The Square Shananagolden at 9.00a.m) These are approximate times. For further details contact (Jerry at 087 2282626) or (Lizzie at 087 7435267).

TRIP on Sunday 21st May, 2023, pick up in the Square Listowel at 9am. Abbeyfeale opposite the church 9.15am, and Newcastle West opposite the Longcourt House Hotel at 9.30am, visiting Killarney House. Please contact Maureen Finnegan 087 9845102 to book bus.

CELTIC ART Conference at Downpatrick: At this conference on 8 Jun 2023 10:00 – Sun, 11 Jun 2023 17:00 BST 2023, Stephen Rynne will bring Listowel artist Michael O’Connor to an international audience of Celtic Art experts and scholars. Details below

NEW Moon on 19th. Weather wet and land getting damaged by livestock. White Thorn in full bloom, Broom with its yellow flowers is in its glory now, Bluebells are also in the woods.

RECORDS of Limerick Clothing Factory on Lord Edward Street from the 1850s, an exhibition is being held by Limerick Archives service in the People’s Museum, Pery Square from May 5 to May 26th.

Digital records will be available later.

TEACHER Appreciation Week was celebrated in the U.S last week. May is better hearing and speech month.

BOOKS: Could your school library do with an upgrade? Say, 100s of new books, resources and workshops with Irish children’s artists? Applications are now open for Children’s Books Ireland’s next year of book-gifting, to all primary & secondary schools in Ireland. More details at ( )

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