Knockanure Notes — 19th April, 2023

CLOTHES: Smart recycling for Scoil Chorp Chriost, Knockanure. Pack a plastic bag of second hand clothes and bring it to Scoil Chorp Chriost, Knockanure on or before 20th April. We can then raise funds through recycling these clothes. All clean unwanted clothes and shoes accepted. No duvets, pillows, cushions or rugs. No wet or dirty clothes. So how about doing that spring clear out or perhaps you have unwanted clothes in your attic or spare room. Here is the chance to start that clear out and help our school in its fundraising initiative. Thank you from the Parents Association Scoil Chorp Chriost, Knockanure.

CHANGE in Mass Schedule. At a recent meeting of the Area Pastoral Council (with representatives from Listowel, Moyvane, Knockanure, Lixnaw, Iremore, Rathea, Duagh, Lyrecrompane) the provision of Mass for the 8 communities of the region was reviewed. After exploration of possibilities, given the decline in the number of priests (4 at the moment), it was proposed that, among other adjustments, Moyvane-Knockanure would continue to have its vigil Mass on Saturday evenings at 7.30 and morning Mass at 9.30 in Knockanure. Moyvane Sunday 11.00am Mass may be dropped so that the resident priest (for now) in Moyvane could provide Mass elsewhere in the area at that time. Before this arrangement is confirmed, your comments are welcome, preferably in writing, to Fr. Brendan before May 1st. They will be respected and included in any ultimate outcome.

ROSARY will be said in Knockanure during May on Tuesday and Thursday evening.

PARISH: Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. 2nd Collection at all Masses 22 & 23rd April, Peter ’s pence. Also gentle reminder to please return Trocaire boxes at Mass times.

APRIL 16TH Divine Mercy Devotions in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel: from 3pm. to 4pm. It will include prayers, benediction and confessions will start at 2.30pm.

The Divine Mercy Sunday origin is from a revelation to Saint Faustina, a Sister of Mercy in Poland who initiated the Divine Mercy devotion. Between 1930 and 1938 Jesus requested numerous times a Feast of Divine Mercy. On May 5, 2000, five days after the canonization of Saint Faustina, the Vatican decreed that the Second Sunday of Easter would henceforth be known as Divine Mercy Sunday.

Mass and devotions for Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale, beginning at 2.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

PADRE PIO prayer meeting on Tuesday April 18 in Castleisland Parish Church, at 7.30pm.

DEATH has taken place of Mike Brosnan, 11 Woodgrove, Moyvane and late of Barragougeen, Moyvane, on April 9th, 2023. Mike will be sadly missed by his wife Breeda, daughters Noreen, Karena, Olivia and Valerie, his grandchildren Amy, Jack, Tara, Elona, Liam, Katelyn, Cian, Lily and Sadbh, sons-in-law John, Peter, Eamon and Chris, sister Eileen, brothers John, Stevie and Paudie brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Mike was celebrated at Moyvane Church, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

DEATH of Tom Foley, 54 Lartigue Village, Listowel, and formerly of Gortdromosillihy, Moyvane, on Thursday 6th April, 2023. Predeceased by his wife Maureen (Nee Halpin) son Tommy, granddaughter Michelle and grandson David. Survived by his sons Jim, Sean and Jer, daughter Kathleen, his grandchildren, Pat, Maurice, Linda, Christopher, Leah, Shauna, Niall, Mark, Aimee and Clodagh, great-grandchildren, daughters in law, Bridie, Breda, Margaret and Mary, sister Nell, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. Requiem Mass for Tom was celebrated at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

DEATH of Sister Gerard O’Connor (South Presentation Convent and formerly of Athea,) On April 8th 2023. Sr. Gerard, sister of Nora and the late Joe, Mary, Joan, Sr. Mary (Nell) and Peggy. Sadly missed by her sister, nephews, nieces, her Presentation Community, relatives and many friends.

Requiem Mass for Sister Gerard was celebrated at St. Finbarr’s South Church with burial afterwards in the South Presentation Convent Cemetery.

DEATH on 11th April 2023 of Michael Loughlin, Beenanaspuck, Kilmorna, Listowel. Formerly of Arklow, Co. Wicklow, husband of Mandy, father of Daryn, Amanda Óg, Bobby, Georgie, Lee, Shawn, Ryan & Freyja, son of Michael & Sheila & brother of Pat, John & Karol-Ann. He will be sadly missed by his wife, sons, daughters, brothers, sister, mother-in-law Pat, father-in-law Gerry, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces. Michael returned to his hometown of Arklow, and was laid to rest in St. Gabriel’s Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Teresa Kennelly, Sr. Bridget Windle, Mary McElligott, Josie O Sullivan, Patsy Flynn, Emer Ward, John Dunne, Matt Kennelly Denis Fitzgerald, Paddy Carroll, Nora M Cronin, Kathleen O Sullivan, Paddy Barrett, Peg O Sullivan, Nora Fitzgerald, Ian Cahill, Anne Stack Kennelly, Sr. Marcellina O Sullivan, Marie McEllistrim, Angela Kearney, Sr. Eileen Scanlon, Sean Collins, Martin Mulvihill, Con Carmody,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.15th Apr.’23- Moyvane for Mike (10th Aniv.) & Betty Greaney (1st Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.16th Apr.’23- Knockanure Paddy Carroll (2nd Aniv.) late of Gortdromagouna & London. At 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for John Shanahan (21st Aniv.) and his father Patrick (2nd Aniv.) and deceased members of Shanahan & Egan families at 11.00am; Tues.18th Apr.’23 Moyvane for Mary Carmody RIP UK & Athea, (M. Nolan request) at 10.00am; Weds.19th Apr.’23 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.20th Apr.’23- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.21st Apr.’23 Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.22nd Apr.’23- Moyvane for James & Bridget Beaton (Aniv.) Ahalana at 7.30pm; Sun.23rd Apr.’23 Knockanure for Angela Kearney (2nd Aniv.) at 9.30am and Mass Moyvane for Con Carmody (3rd Aniv.) at 11.00am.

KNOCK: National Eucharistic Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock this year takes place on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday 23. A bus will leave from the church in Abbeyfeale at 8am on Sunday, April 23. Fare €30. Contact Kathleen Kennelly 087 7758503 or Theresa O’Connor 087 2673668.

DAWN MASS: The first Dawn Mass held in Abbeyfeale took place on Easter Sunday morning in Relig Ide Naofa at 5.30am and was attended by about 200 people. It was concelebrated by three priests from the parish. They were lucky to have a dry morning.

CONGRATULATIONS to Tarbert who brought home the Division 2 County League trophy. The last time this title came to Tarbert was 26 years ago.

Congratulations to Bishop Brendan Leahy, who celebrated the 10th anniversary of his ordination as Bishop of Limerick on Friday 14th of April.

MURHUR: The Parents Association of Murhur NS Moyvane are holding a Clothing Collection Fundraiser for important school resources. Do you have old, clean, dry clothing items you wish to donate? If yes, please black bag them and drop to Moyvane GAA Clubhouse on the following dates and times: Saturday 22nd April between 10am – 2pm And Monday 24th April between 6pm – 8pm.

Items you can donate include: Dry, clean, unwanted: all clothes, bed linen (bed sheets, duvet covers, pillow cases) shoes and handbags. We wish to thank you kindly in advance for supporting this school fundraiser. Parents Association of Murhur N.S.

BADMINTON: Timmy Noonan & John McGrath Invitational Tournament. Moyvane badminton club Monday April 10th. 2023. Division 5: Winners: Laura O’Connor (Ballybunion) & Michael Moriarty (Tralee), R. Up: Ildiko Bayzil (Listowel); Division 4: Winners: Eileen McCarthy (Moyvane) & Alvin Rahman (Killarney), R. Up: Esther Cronin (Listowel) & Liam O’Connor (Moyvane)

Division 3: Winners: Adele O’Brien (Killarney) & Micheal Collins (Moyvane), R. Up: Francine Collins (Moyvane) & Mikey Sheehy (Tralee); Division 1&2: Winners: Helen Browne (Moyvane) & Tom Bourke (Kingdom), R. Up: Edel Brosnan (Ballyheigue) & Donie Enright (Moyvane).

LARTIGUE will operate From May 1st throughout the Summer until October 1st, every afternoon from 1pm to 4.30pm.

FREE: Irish Heart Foundation – Free Walk-In Mobile Unit in Ardfert church car park –Thursday 27 April 9 am – 5 pm. All are welcome to visit the Mobile Unit where blood pressure and pulse will be checked.

HOSPICE COMMITTEE Listowel, would like to sincerely thank everyone that attended and supported the Kay Hanley Memorial Walk on Good Friday 7th April. The total raised so far is €5,280.

TRALEE Library exhibition of weaved stars made by various community groups and individuals in Kerry for the One Million Stars Ireland project, open from April 17 until April 30. There will be an official opening of the exhibition on Thursday, April 20th in Tralee Library at 6pm.To learn more, check out the website at Contact Rebecca Lyons at [email protected] or phone 086 869 0322.

Kerry County Council writer in residence Máire Holmes is available to meet writers groups and individual writers in person or online. Email arts[at] for more details Co-funded by the Arts Council and Creative Ireland Kerry

Arts Council funding details here More details (

The Arts Council’s growing Creative Schools programme is delighted to announce an exciting opportunity for artists, creative practitioners, and individuals working in the arts and cultural sector.

Apply now to become a Creative Associate. Deadline 12.00 hours (local time) by Tuesday 18 April 2023. More details (

ADORATION: Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Retreat will take place 27th Apr. at The Church of the Resurrection, Killarney. Registration @ 10.00am. Presented by Fr. Jim Lenihan. Bishop Ray Browne will conclude the Retreat with the celebration of Holy Mass @ 3.00pm. Lunch served. Registration fee €30. To book contact Maureen 087-9514352/Margaret 087-2976304.

National Eucharistic Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock takes place 22nd & 23rd of Apr.

ST. JOHN’S THEATRE presents The Cripple of Inishmaan. >From Wednesday next 19th to Monday 24th April. 068-22566.


DESMOND Castle; Desmond Castle Newcastlewest. Many of Ireland’s surviving medieval halls are in west Limerick. The Desmond Banqueting Hall in Newcastle West is one of the most impressive among them. It was begun in the thirteenth century by Thomas ‘the Ape’ FitzGerald, so named because of the story that an ape took him from his cradle to the top of Tralee Castle – and delivered him safely back again.

RECOVERY Haven Kerry (Cancer Support House) is honoured to have been invited to host the Vicky Phelan Campaign and Portrait Tour on April 21 & 22. The theme of the tour is creating ” Awareness & Change” which is the essence of Vicky’s legacy and what she fought so hard for. As part of the weekend’s programme, the stunning portrait will be open for public viewing at the Sólás Centre, MTU Kerry North Campus, Tralee on Saturday, April 22 from 10.30 am -1pm. Everyone welcome!

Recovery Haven Kerry (Cancer Support House) is delighted to once again return to hosting the ever-popular children’s workshop -CLIMB (Children’s lives include moments of bravery). This 6-week workshop begins on the 26th of April for 6 weeks on Wednesdays at 6pm. Please call 066 7192122 for further information

CONCERT: Kerry Choral Union will host their much-anticipated Spring Concert at St Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Sunday, April 23rd at 7.30pm. Concert of choral music will be conducted by Sharon Reidy and is being organised, for cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night.

CONCERT with Kerry Choral Union, is being hosted by Coláiste Na Ríochta Secondary School, in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Wednesday 19th April at 7.30pm.

HEALTH: A series of 4 weeks of informative sessions on Breast Cancer, Coping with growing older, Prostrate Cancer, Gambling , commences on Monday & Tuesday next at Dr Crokes GAA Clubhouse, Upper Lewis Rd. Killarney. Monday 17 April, @ 7.30 pm( Breast Cancer) and Tuesday 18 April @ 11.00 am( Gentle Activity Sessions for Senior Adults, men & women by qualified instructor. Any enquiries to Kathleen 085-8179171. All sessions end with teas/coffees and opportunities to talk in confidence with the presenters who are on their recovery journeys to health. Ample parking. Everyone welcome including carers, This is a free service.

FOOD Festival 2023 and the Taste Trail, in Tralee, Taking place on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, visit the festival website

IFA National Dairy Committee chairperson Stephen Arthur said Farmers have endured milk price cuts in excess of 10c/L since January.

“loony ideas” coming out of some environmental lobbyists will dramatically drive up the price of food, according to (CEO) of Ryanair, Michael O’Leary.

U15 Kerry girls soccer team were in Milan, Italy, recently and All 18 girls played several games. Kerry were the only Irish team of the 120 team entrants.

EU Nature Restoration Law could be a designation of land by another name, the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers’ Association (INHFA) has claimed.

CLEANUP day took place on Saturday 15th April.

SINK: Environmental charity programme, Clean Coasts, has joined Uisce Éireann in asking the public to stop pouring fats, oils and greases down the sink. Use empty egg cartons to collect cooled fats, oils and greases before disposing of them into the general waste bin.

ALONE was founded by volunteers and the spirit of volunteerism remains at the heart of our organisation. Volunteers are essential to our organisation and show how people in the community can look after each other.

BOOK LAUNCH: A Quest for Meaning by Fr. Gearóid O Donnchadha RIP will be launched at St Joseph’s Oratory, Fenit at 5pm on Thurs 27th April by Norma Foley, T.D., Minister for Education.

PHOTO BOOK: Through Our Eyes’ will be launched at Kerry County Museum on Saturday April 22nd at 3.00pm and exhibition will run until Sunday June 25th. Everyone is welcome.

Details @kerrylcyp and on For more information email [email protected]

ARTANE BAND JOINS KERRY SCHOOL OF MUSIC Senior and Junior Orchestras, Flute Choir and

Kerry Chamber Choir in concert here in St. John’s Church, Castle St. on Saturday, April 22nd at 7.30pm.

DIOCESE OF KERRY PILGRIMAGE TO WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal for 18-35 year

olds, from Monday July 31st to Tuesday August 8th 2023. Cost €1400.

Application forms available from the Parish Centre. For further details contact Tomás Kenny on 086

3683778 or email [email protected]. Visit to read more about

World Youth Day.

OLD Pictures: The site can be found at

PEAT: The smell of a peat fire!

I could not believe how wonderful the fires smelled! Peat, (like other irish mosses) must have mystical elements. I have never, ever, been able to re-create it here. (Even with woodchips and scented timber.)


VOCATIONS: Monastic Vocations Wkend, women considering religious life 6th-7th May St Benedict’s Priory Cobh. Call Mother Prioress 021-4811354 [email protected]

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