Knockanure Notes — 18th October, 2023

PADRE PIO: Devotions in Castleisland on Tuesday, October 17th at 7.30pm.

MARKET: Abbeyfeale Town Square Saturday October 28 from 10am – 3pm. Further details Val 087 6680879.

ROSARY ON THE BEACH: Ballybunion Beach near Seaweed baths on Sunday, October 15 at 2.30pm. All welcome.

PARISH: 2nd Collection Oct. 21st & 22nd Oct. for Mission Sunday. Moyvane Youth Club will hold their AGM on Tues. 17th Oct. 7pm in the Marian hall, new members urgently needed for the continuation of the club. One night basic First Aid Class, Marian Hall Tues 17th Oct. 7-9pm. €10.

THE PAST 50 YEARS; Mr. Dick Spring will perform the official launch of an exhibition in appreciation of the great achievement by local film makers in compiling an archive of our cultural and social lifestyle in North Kerry over the past 50 years in the Seanchaí on Thursday 19th October at 8pm.

NATIONAL RESTART A HEART DAY event and Launch of Listowel Community First Responder group: in Listowel Arms Hotel on the 15th of October from 11am to 3pm.

DEATH of Daniel (Danny) O’Connor, Tarmons East, and late of Keylod Moyvane, on October 11th, 2023. Predeceased by his brothers Bernie and Emyard, grandchildren Paul and Tadgh. Danny will be sadly missed by his wife Helen, daughter Miriam, sons Christopher, Paul, Timothy, Daniel, Vincent and Stephen, grandchildren Tara, Alana, Daniel, Ciara, Aisling, Abbey, Eoin, Luke, Gemma, Sadie and Liam, brothers Liam, Michael and Francis, sisters Joan and Kathleen, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Funeral arriving to St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert, on Saturday morning with the Requiem Mass for Danny being celebrated at 11.00 a.m, followed by burial afterwards in The New Cemetery, Ardfert.

DEATH has taken place of Daniel (Danny) Sheehan, Witham, Essex, U.K and late of Kilbaha, Moyvane, on August 15th, 2023. Predeceased by his parents Tom and Ellen, brothers Tom, Dick and Jack, sisters Sr. Bernadette, Imelda, baby Grace and nephew Richard. Danny is survived by his children Tom, Dan, Francis, Annmarie and their mother Ciss, grandchildren, brothers Con, Tim Joe, Jim and Willie, sisters Sr. Veronica, Kathleen, Eileen, Margaret and Nuala, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces. Requiem Mass for Danny celebrated in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on Friday October 13th at 12 noon, followed by interment of ashes in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Hallie Ashe, Brendan Kennelly, Tom Hogan, Betty O Carroll, Margarite Windle, Eileen O Connor, Julia Ann Costelloe, Jack Stackpool, Micheal Fitzmaurice, Pat Nash, Joan Woulfe,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 14th Oct.’23- Moyvane- Michael Fitzmaurice (2nd Aniv.) Lower Aughrim at 7.30pm; Sun.15th Oct.’23- Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am-and Mass Moyvane for Anne Nolan (3rd Aniv.) Carrueragh at 11.00am; Tues.17th Oct.’23- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Wed.18th Oct.’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thur.19th Oct.’23- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.20th Oct.’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.21st Oct.’23- Moyvane for Nora O’Donoghue nee Leahy & Baby Leah O’Donoghue (Aniv.’s) Perth & Moyvane. at 7.30pm; Sun.22nd Oct.’23 – Knockanure for Denis McEvoy (Aniv.) & deceased members of McEvoy & Foley families at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Jack & Bridie Stackpoole (Aniv.’s) at 11.00am.

MISSION Listowel; Fr. Lar & Fr. Gerard, the Parish Pastoral Council, co-ordinating mission team, Sr. Consolata, Finance & Liturgy Councils, Parish staff, the Schools & so many others.

AA – Open Public Meeting at The Grove, Ardfert on Weds 1 November at 8.30pm. All welcome. Refreshments provided.

MISSION Month Join the diocesan Webinar – Hearts on Fire: Feet on the Move on Thursday 19th October at 7.30pm. To Register go to Key speaker Fr Tony O’Riordan SJ who will share his experiences as an overseas missionary. He is currently based in Aleppo working as Director of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Syria.

“Come & See” Vocations Retreat 18th-19th Nov.’23, St. Patrick’s College Maynooth for those interested in exploring a vocation to the Diocesan Priesthood. Accommodation and meals will be provided for in the seminary. Those wishing to attend should contact Deacon Conor Bradley, Vocations Director, on 087-3664057 to reserve a place.

EVENTS: Improve your Literacy Skills for Everyday Living? Kerry ETB adult part-time course starting shortly in Listowel. For info. contact Mary 086-7969627. All part-time courses are free of charge.

Youth 2000 Munster regional retreat, 20th–22nd Oct. Midleton C.B.S Secondary School, Co Cork. If you are 16-35 register today on office ”

Catholic Youth Ministry internship scheme, The diocese of Lancaster in England are looking for young people aged around 18-25 to join their Youth Ministry Internship scheme, based at Castlerigg Manor in the English Lake District. The scheme offers comprehensive training and experience as well as recognised qualifications. Free accommodation and food as well as £75 (€85) pocket money each week. Contact Jack Regan jack

Monastic Vocations weekend for women at St Benedict’s Priory, Cobh, 28th-29th Oct. Contact Mother Prioress 021-4811354.

National Restart a Heart Day event and Launch of Listowel Community First Responder group, Listowel Arms Hotel 15th Oct. 11am-3pm.

BRIDGE: Listowel Bridge Club 8 wk Bridge for Beginners Weds. 18th Oct. 7.30pm, Family Resource Centre Listowel. €50. Marie 087-2149154/ Dympna 087-7753510.

CONGRATULATIONS to Shanna Foley of Knockanure and Diarmuid Leahy of Moyvane on their recent marriage.

SCHOOL: Colaiste Ide, An Daingean, All Irish Boarding School for girls, Open Day Oct. 21st 10am-4pm.

Children sing;

GARRY MC MAHON Singing Weekend in Abbeyfeale took place from 13 to 16 October.

POETRY: Hosted by poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Kerry Writers’ Museum; A Misty Morning with poet Stephen Murphy, Wednesday October 18th at 8 pm. it’s an epic poem that takes the form of a one-man play, chronicling the mad-cap conversations between animals waking up on an otherwise quiet farm. It takes a deep dive into ancient esoteric knowledge through the occult and the mythological via the beautiful and the bizarre, with no shortage of comedy, warmth, wit and wisdom along the way.

ST JOHN’S: Sunday 15th at 5pm –Theatre with Fred and Alice; Sunday 22nd concert with Shaskeen at 7pm; Sat 21st at 8pm- Comedy with Pat and Faye Shortt, details from 068 22566.

MARKET: Knocknagoshel Over 55’S Services annual Christmas Market on Sunday, November 19 at 12 noon in the Community Centre V92 WV70. Contact Noreen to book a table 0863487298.

HORAN’S Health stores are holding their third Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd of October at The Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee from 10am until 5pm each day.

FILM: Kerry International Film Festival 2023 programme Celebrating its 24th edition, this year’s festival will take place from October 19 – 22. At venues across Killarney.

FESTIVAL: Moyvane Development Association are bringing you the 30th celebration of our Moyvane Village Festival this October bank holiday weekend. Opening night event on Friday, October 27th with a very special evening of stories about the great John Moriarty, late of Ahalanna, by international storyteller and author, Martin Shaw. ‘John Moriarty: Martin Shaw will be joined on the night by Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Mary McGillicuddy, and Amanda Carmody. Tickets available at local outlets, including Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware & BD Agriparts, or email mda. Price €15.

CONGRATULATIONS; Moyvane U13’s won the Shannon Gaels U-13 Invitational Tournament Shield final defeating St Senans, Foynes. Well done to the players and management. Thanks to Shannon Gaels for the invitation and organising the tournament. Congratulations to Knockanure School pupils who recently won four games in their class at the Cumann na mBunscol games.

DRAMA: Athea Drama Group are to stage John B. Keane’s play, “Sharon’s Grave” in the springtime.

Reading for Sharon’s Grave continues on Thursday night at 8pm at the hall, Athea. The group are looking for males aged 30 to 45 to read for a part. If interested please come along on Thursday or contact any member of the group.

DANCE CLASSES in Fr. Casey’s Abbeyfeale: Every Tuesday from 8-10pm. Social dancing in the Duagh Sports and Leisure Complex on Friday nights 8:30 to 10:30.

Glin Comhaltas: Ceol Corbraí Hall. Thursday with Sean Nós dancing lessons for children and adults with Rangog Townsend. U8s 6.30-7pm, Over 8s and teens 7-7.30pm and adults 8-9pm. Fridays music lessons with Eoin Burke from 7pm and signing lessons with Ailbhe Healy. For full information contact Carol Ann Healy 083 0457 474.

FERRY: Winter Schedule Ferry Time Change: The winter sailing schedule commenced Sunday, 1st October 2023 with sailings from Killimer every hour on the hour from 7.00am to 7.00pm and sailings from Tarbert every hour on the half hour from 7.30am to 7.30pm. Sunday sailings commence two hours later at 9.00am from Killimer and 9.30am from Tarbert.

FIREWORKS: National Circus Festival of Ireland with support from Kerry County Council, Creative Ireland, Tralee Chamber Alliance and Tralee Vintners will light up the night skies with a fireworks show and parade from 6:30pm and 7:30pm on Friday, November 3.

HERITAGE AWARDS: 20 October 2023- View on line at

Last year’s winner for Kerry. Kerry Biosphere presented Life in the Bogs: Family Funday in Killarney, including activities about bog plants, pond dipping, native animals, and more.

SHOW: With the AXA National Dairy Show kicking off on Friday, October 13, the town of Millstreet, is geared up to host the two-day event.

TG4 CHOIR – Series began 15 Deireadh Fómhair at 20:30.

Curfá’ is a brand-new entertainment series for TG4, presented by Doireann Ní Ghlacáin, in which we go in search of the best choir in Ireland. Over 10 weeks we will hear from the country’s very best choirs on the Helix stage, between young and old, as they perform a wide range of musical genres; traditional Irish music, choral music, gospel music, jazz and more. They are all trying to impress our knowledgeable judges; Moya Brennan, Colm Ó Foghlú and Nell Ní Chróinín to win the fantastic prize and be crowned the winners of ‘Curfá’.

KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK AUTUMN TALK: on Thurs 26th of Oct at 8pm at Killarney House & Gardens, Fungi in the Killarney Nation Park, Speaker Louis O’Toole. All Welcome.

HUNGER Strike, Ireland’s biggest hunger strike 1923; By October 24, the Cork Examiner estimated that almost 8,200 prisoners were refusing food. They included 3,900 in the Curragh, 1,700 in Newbridge, 711 in Gormanston, 350 in Kilkenny, 263 on the prison ship ‘Argenta’ in Belfast Lough, 200 in Dundalk, 100 in Hare Park, and 70 in Cork City Gaol. Soon to join them were 51 of the 86 women prisoners in North Dublin Union barracks. Earlier hunger strikes in Ireland had been on a significantly smaller scale: 143 men and 2 women in 1918, and 78 prisoners in Cork County Gaol in 1920. Those refusing to eat in 1923 complained of being beaten and having hoses turned on them.

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