Knockanure Notes — 20th March, 2024

CONFIRMATION: Wednesday March 20th @11.30am. Please keep those receiving the Sacrament in your prayers. Bishop Ray will be the chief Celebrant.

The ICA will sell daffodils after all masses in Moyvane and Knockanure on 16th & 17th Mar. All proceeds will go to the Listowel Branch of the Irish Cancer Society.

DEFIBRILLATOR: Our local First Responders will give a talk and demonstration on how to use a defibrillator. This will be held at the Marian Hall at 7:30pm on Tuesday 19th of March. There is no charge on the night but donations will be gratefully accepted. This is a great opportunity for everyone to gain as much information as possible on the use of a defibrillator!

THANKS: Knockanure Development Association would like to acknowledge the Financial Assistance received from Kerry County Council under Community Support Fund 2023.

FEET: Chiropodist will attend Marian Hall Monday 25th of March at 10.20 am, for appointment contact Noreen on 068 49238.

REPORT of Parish Gathering of March 5th; Please find a copy inside the door of the Church. Many thanks for it to Brenda Clancy, Joan Flynn and Shane Hanrahan.

DRAW; Split the Bucket, being held by the Knockanure Parents Association is being postponed to 27th of March, due to confirmation.

DEATH of Philomena King (née O’Keeffe) (Minna, Inverin, Co. Galway and formerly of Duagh, Kilmorna, 9th March, 2024. Predeceased by her parents Margaret & Cornelius, brothers & sisters. Survived by her husband Peter, daughters Margaret Hannan (Galway), Mary Murphy (Boston) & Helen Waldron (Boston), son Patrick (New York), grandchildren Brendan, Laura, Blake, Shane, Hannah, Seán & Conor, great-grandchildren Thomas & Robert, sister Peg Mulvihill, (New York) sons-in-law John Hannan, Martin Murphy & Brian Waldron, daughter-in-law Mairead, sister-in-law Pauline O’Keeffe (England), nieces, and nephews. Requiem Mass for Philomena was celebrated in Minna Church on Tuesday, 12th March. Burial afterwards in Réalt na Mara Cemetery, Furbo.

ANNIVERSARIES: Dan Liston, Billy Looney, Robert Nolan, Aileen Kennelly, Brendan Leahy, Tom Moore, Nellie Carbury, Jo Timoney, Ellen O Keeffe, Betty Murphy, Margaret O Connor, Eddie Kennelly. MASS INTENTIONS:

Sat.16th Mar.’24- Moyvane for Sr. Augustine O’Connor RIP late of Inchamore, died recently in Sacramento at 7.30pm; Sun.17th Mar.’24- Knockanure St. Patrick’s Day Kitty & Mossie Flaherty (Aniv.) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for John & Mary Stack (Aniv.’s) Aughrim at 11am; Tues.19th Mar.’24 Moyvane a Private Intention at 10am; Weds.20th Mar.24 Knockanure, a Private Intention at 10am, and Moyvane Confirmation 11.30am; Thurs.21st Mar.24 Moyvane Private Intention at 10am;

Fri.22nd Mar.’24 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10am

Sat.23rd Mar.’24 Moyvane for Michael “Mickey” Flaherty Sr. RIP. Recently Deceased, Keylod at 7.30pm; Sun.24th Mar.’24- Knockanure for Tim & Hanna Leahy, son Michael, daughter Peggy Horan & husband Brendan (Aniv.’s) Trien, Kilmorna at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for Michael, Anne & Denis Hanrahan, (Aniv.’s) The Hill at 11am

FULL Moon on the 25th March. Land is now very wet, we did not get the floods predicted, but the constant drizzle, with a few short breaks of dry weather, has livestock owners worried.

SCOR: County Scór na bPáistí finals which will be held in the Tínteáin Theatre, Ballybunion on 23rd March.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results from Tuesday February 13th. Jackpot was €6,400. Numbers Drawn: 5, 22, 25, and 30; No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Denis Gould, Cree, Co Clare; 2. Tady Finucane, Lissaniska; 3. Donnchadh Woods, Knockanure; 4. Neilus Clancy, Knockanure ,and 5. Eddie J Flaherty, Moyvane. Next draw will take place in the clubhouse tonight 30th Feb., all are welcome. Jackpot will be €6,500.

BADMINTON: The Division 1,3 & 5 Mixed Doubles Championship 2024,held recently the second last county championship of the season took place in Tralee Sports and Leisure Centre in association with The winners of this competition go forward to represent Kerry in the Munster Mixed Finals in April. Division 3: Winners: Alvin Fahad Rahman (Killarney) & Jessica O’Loughlin (Kingdom). Runners Up: Arthur Chute (Listowel) & Carmel Hudson (Moyvane). Congratulations to Moyvane who went to the final of the grade D&E Shield competition, but were beaten by team from Centenary in Cork

SWIM IN GREEN: Fundraiser in aid of Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue on Monday, March 18 with the Ballybunion Dippers swimming group.

‘TURNING MAMMY’: Athea Drama Group’s offering for 2024 is ‘Turning Mammy’ by John McDwyer – it will be on stage in the hall in Athea on Saturday, March 16, 17, 18, 21, 23 and 24. Book 087 6926746.

GLORACH Abbeyfeale; Abbeyside Players, bring a new comedy to the venue, God rest his Soul. Written by Waterford man John Hank Regan. The play opened on Wednesday, March 13th, with further dates on the 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd and 24th. Curtains up at 8 pm, and booking at 0871383940.

ST JOHN’S: Transition Year students from Presentation Secondary School will be staging their production of Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’ on Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday March 21 at 7pm. Fri 22nd at 7pm, Concert with Kerry School of Music and on Sat 23rd- Comedy with Colm O Regan, Climate Warrior, details from 068 22566.

Ciorcal Comhra will be at St John’s again on 5th of April at 11am, a free Irish event.

RALLY: Maurice Collins Memorial Rally on Easter Sunday 31st March, Tractor Run on Saturday and Car Run on Sunday Morning.

EASTER CAMP: Children aged 5-12. Tuesday –Friday, April 2-5 from 10-12 noon. Book on 068 22212. €20 per child. Kerry Writers Museum, Listowel.

‘WHY I HAVEN’T MET OPRAH YET? :Dee Keogh brings her acclaimed one woman show to Kerry Writers’ Museum on Wednesday March 20th before it premiers in New York. Doors open at 7.30 pm, performance at 7.45 pm. Tickets €10, available from the museum box office on 068 22212.

TRANSITION YEAR STUDENTS FROM ST. JOSEPH’S SECONDARY SCHOOL are performing their Variety Show ‘Spotlight’ in the Tintean Theatre on Tuesday 19th March at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are Adults 15 Euro children are 12 Euro. Tickets are available from the school or on the door on the night.

BALLYDONOGHUE BARDIC FESTIVAL: 21st to 24th March. THURSDAY, March 21st Mass at 7.30 p.m. for the families of the parish and beyond that have lost loved ones on our roads. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne. Followed by readings by Local authors in Tomaisins. Official launch is Friday night at 8 p.m. in Tomasin function rooms. Mc is Joe McGill. Don Stiffe will be in concert. Tickets 15 Euro. Sunday morning caint and comhra with Matt Mooney.

CONGRATULATONS to Duagh Lyre u13 and u16 Chess Teams who won gold at the Kerry Community Games recently.

LISTOWEL Writers’ Week

Ireland’s oldest literacy festival in Listowel, Co. Kerry. Celebrating our 53rd festival in 2024.

POPE new book; Pope Francis’ autobiographical book entitled “Life. My Story in History,” written with Vatican journalist Fabio Marchese Ragona, set to be released on March 19 by HarperCollins.: The book spans over 300 pages and covers all aspects of Pope Francis’s life, from his relationship with his family, especially with his grandparents, their emigration to Argentina in 1929, a “little derailment” during his seminary period, and World War II with its dramatic atomic epilogue.

WOMEN: In February 2023, research revealed the obstacles faced by female non-fiction writers, who are less likely to receive media coverage and recognition for their work than their male counterparts, with a significant pay disadvantage. Out of the top 500 bestselling non-fiction books in 2022, only 30% were written by women. Prompted by these findings, the Women’s Prize Trust has launched an all-new prize for narrative non-fiction, which is open to all female writers who are published in the UK and write in English.

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