Knockanure Notes — 1st November, 2023

VOLUNTEERS to help deliver Meals on Wheels on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, please call 087 686 3726.

RAMBLING House in Knockanure the first Thursday of the month.

FESTIVAL Time this October Bank Holiday weekend, celebrating 30 years. Friday night, Oct. 27: Opening night ‘John Moriarty: Grounded in Story’. Followed by refreshments. Doors open 7.00pm starting at 7.30pm. Tickets available at local outlets, incl. Kennelly’s Hardware & BD Agriparts, GAA committee members, or email mda. Saturday, Oct. 28, Carlow-based Palatine GAA team who will take on our own Moyvane GAA team. Kickoff 3.00pm in the GAA pitch. Sunday, Oct. 29, big family-fun day with Vintage Show, Dog Show, Kiddies Tractor Run. The Rattlin’ Rogues Sunday night in The Community Sports Hall followed by DJ Ray Stack. Doors open 8.00pm. Tickets as above, €20.

Bank Holiday Monday, Oct. 30, North Kerry Harriers Hunt. Underage football in the GAA pitch. As night falls ‘Trail of Horrors’. Closing the festival weekend with a Monster Raffle and Moyvane GAA lotto draw.

LISTOWEL Area Pastoral Council will meet in St. Patrick’s Hall on Thursday 2nd November at 8pm.

COLLECTION: Moyvane Youth Club annual Church gate collection this weekend the 28th & 29th Oct in Moyvane & Knockanure, all donations greatly appreciated.

FIRST AID Class was cancelled due to the weather on 17th Oct. will now take place 14th Nov. 7pm-9pm at the Marian Hall. All welcome.

DIGITAL LEARNING HUB every Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 in Listowel Library. For more information or booking, please contact Mary Swaine, Kerry ETB ALL Team, 086 7969627.

PARISH: Eucharistic Adoration: every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Baptisms: Saturday afternoons only from 12 noon to 4pm. Confirmation will be celebrated in Moyvane Weds. 20th Mar.’24 at 11.30am. First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Moyvane Sat. 4th May’24 at 11.00am and in Knockanure Sat. 11th May’24 at 11.00am. The Pope has appealed for Prayers for Peace in the World. Remember the Intention at Mass, home and school. All Saints Day Weds. 1st Nov. is a Holy day.

MASS: Annual November Mass for all who died within University Hospital Kerry over the past year, including in Palliative Care Services, Maternity Services, relatives of hospital staff and former staff. The Mass for the Dead will be celebrated on Mon. 6th Nov. @7pm in St Johns Church Tralee and will be live streamed on or

Communal First Saturday devotions will take place 4th Nov. at 8.45am in the Church of the Resurrection Killarney. Devotions will begin with the Fatima intentions followed by Rosary and celebration of Mass at 9.30am. All will be done with the intention of saving souls and making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, thus fulfilling Our Lady’s request to the Laity to pray for peace. Invitation to Medjugorje Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, Milltown on Sun. Oct. 29th 11:15a.m. All Welcome.

ACTIVE RETIRED Mass Will be celebrated for the deceased members for the Listowel Active Retired Group, on Tuesday 7th November at 2:30pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall. All welcome.

ADORATION Listowel God is calling to you to sit with him, can you commit to one hour a week out of your daily life to sit with our lord? Please sign up to one of the hours on Tuesday or Wednesday from 11am. to 7pm. Please note the adoration chapel in Listowel will close earlier time at 6pm. Tuesday 31st Oct.

DEATH has taken place of Loretta Barrett, Celbridge, and formerly of Lr. Athea, Athea, on the 20th October, 2023. Predeceased by her parents John Joe and Kitty. Survived by her brothers and sisters, Cathy, Mary, Bernadette, Josephine, Tommy, Johnny, Agatha, Esther and Patrick, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and all their spouses. Funeral Mass for Loretta was celebrated on Monday in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea. Loretta was laid to rest at Holycross Cemetery, Athea.

GRAVES: Prayers on Sunday, 5th November at St. Michael’s Cemetery at 2.00 p.m.; St. John Paul 11 Cemetery at 2.30 p.m.; Finuge Cemetery at 3.00 p.m. And Springmount Cemetery, Duagh at 3.45 p.m. (Lasting just 10 minutes long irrespective of weather conditions.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sean McMahon, Jamie McCoy, Jack Kennelly, Miriam Kennelly, Eileen Hannon, Moira Donohue, Norah Fitzgerald, Eamon O Connor, Mary McElligott, Mick Culhane, Patrick Doody, Sr. Camel O Leary, Hannah Lane, Breda Moriarty,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 28st Oct.’23- Moyvane- for Mary Ellen Flaherty (Aniv.) Keylod at 7.30pm

Sun.29th Oct.’23; Knockanure for John Gerard McMahon (Aniv.) Carraughera at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Michael & Breda Dore (Aniv.) at 11.00am; Tues.31st Oct.’23-Moyvane a Private Intention, at 10.00am and All Saints Day-Vigil Mass at 7.30pm; Wed.1st Nov.’23- Knockanure, All Saints Day at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane at 11.00am; Thur.2nd Nov.’23- Moyvane, All Souls Day at 10.00am; Fri.3rd Nov.’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am, and Mass for Tim O’Connor RIP, Inchamore & Sligo at 7.30pm; Sat.4th Nov.’23- Moyvane for Paddy & Maureen Fitzmaurice (Aniv.) Gortdromasilihy at 7.30pm; Sun.5th Nov.’23 – Knockanure for Michael Culhane (Aniv.) Ballyguiltenane & deceased members of the Sheahan & Culhane families at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for the People of the Parish at 11.00am.

HOSPITAL Deaths – You, your family and loved ones are invited to the annual November Mass for all those who have died within the Hospital over the past year, including those who have died in

Palliative Care Services, Maternity Services, relatives of hospital staff and former staff members of University Hospital Kerry. The Mass for the Dead will be celebrated on Monday 6th November @ 7pm in St Johns Church Castle Street Tralee. This Mass will also be live streamed for those unable to attend in person. or

KNOCKANURE GAA Lotto Results from Tuesday October 17th. Jackpot was €4,900. Numbers Drawn: 4, 14, 26,and 27. No winner, but lucky dips went to: 1. Michael O Connor, Keylod; 2. Eilish Kearney, Moyvane South; 3. TJ, Brid and Sean, c/o AnnMarie; 4. Emily Shaltz, Kingdom Bar, and 5. Tara and Joe, Knocknasna. Next draw on October 24th in the clubhouse and jackpot is €5,000 All are welcome.

LATIN MASS will be offered on Sunday 29th October at 12.00 noon at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, by Fr. Bernard Healy. More information from LatinMassTralee

FOOD Fair at Listowel celebrates its 28th fair this year from Thursday 9th – Monday 13th November.

Opening ‘Celebratory Awards Banquet’ with Darina Allen at the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, November 9. More on Food Fair at

SVP Sale at the Plaza Listowel on Sat. 4th of Nov from 11am to 3pm.

McMUNN’S North Kerry SFC Round 1; Moyvane 2-12 and Duagh 1-13. Moyvane team; Éamon Stack Mulvihill, Shea Leahy, Dónal Stack, Shane Stack, Éamonn O’Flaherty (C), Fionn Mulvihill, Darragh Mulvihill, Patrick O’Connor, Rian Quinn, Shane Carmody, Ger Brosnan, Brendan Galvin, Tadgh O’Connor, Jack O’Connor, and Oisin Kennelly.

SOCIAL Dancing at Ballybunion Community Centre every Tuesday night at 7.30pm.

SCHOOL: Presentation Secondary School in Listowel, Principal Katherina Broderick whose mother was from Knockanure is leading a multi-million new building project for the school.

OVER 500 new graduates celebrated their conferring’s at Mary Immaculate College recently.

MUSIC: Ceol an Gheimhridh will be held on Sunday November 26th in Loughill.

BIOBUS tour is part of this year’s Bioeconomy Ireland Week. Nearly every modern-day product contains some element of petrochemicals, Bus will cover 36 locations around the country, including Schools, community groups and you can register interest via Cathy.Keenan

CAO Applications open on Nov. 6th.

CEILI at An Riocht Clubhouse Castleisland on Sunday October 29, from 3-6pm. Music by Taylor’s Cross Céilí Band. The Céilí is part of the Patrick O’Keeffe Festival weekend.

FAKE; A Halloween decoration resembling a ‘speed camera’ pointing towards drivers in Athea, has received thousands of views on social media.

NEW BOOK called ‘Fungi of Killarney National Park’ in Killarney was launched recently. Researched and produced by Louis O’Toole, the book is a comprehensive inventory of fungi recorded in Killarney National Park, with 500 species.

ARTS: Kerry County Arts Newsletter 26th October 2023; (

Kerry County Arts website (

Creative Ireland Kerry Strategy 2023-2027

TRALEE event; National Circus Festival of Ireland, runs from Thursday November 2 to Sunday November 5th.

FUNDING: A Tralee community project, Inspired, based at Brandon Court will receive €45,000 in funding from Bank Of Ireland, is among 20 community projects receiving financial support from Bank of Ireland’s Begin Together programme in 2023.

SWIM IN THE PINK: Sunday 29th October at 11 a.m. on Ladies Beach, Ballybunion. All welcome. Proceeds to National Breast Cancer Research Institute.

MTU Kerry Campus; Congratulations to all the 732 students who received their parchments recently, ranging from Higher Certificates at Level 6 to Masters Degrees (Level 9) and Doctors of Philosophy (Level 10). The figure includes 222 International students.

AWARD: Richard Casey, Causeway CCE was presented with a Gradam Award by Uachtarán an Chomhaltas, Eamon O’ hArgain on Saturday, 26th Oct in Dúchtas Comhaltas Centre, MTU. This award is in recognition of Richard’s dedication to the playing & teaching of traditional Irish music to generations of people in Causeway & the North Kerry area over the years.

PAYMENTS: advance payments of over €27 million to farmers in Kerry has started. The payments are being made under the 2023 Basic Income Support for Sustainability and Complementary Redistributive Income Support for Sustainability.

I was told recently that 80 year old farmers had to go to a Teagasc office to get lectures on how to farm from University educated people, to receive extra payments.

SLURRY: Farmers with flooded storage facilities have been advised that they can spread soiled water following Storm Babet but there can “be no further spreading of slurry until the slurry spreading season opens next year”.

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