Knockanure Notes — 21st December, 2022

GRIT: Kerry County Council are providing deposits of grit at 97 locations across Kerry.

ST PIO- Devotions in Castleisland Parish Church on Tuesday December 20 at 7.30pm.

CAUTION, many dates of events may be changed, due to weather.

Christmas Confessions will be held in Listowel on Mon. 19th Dec. at 8.00pm.

Christmas Eve 24Dec Mass Listry Radio Kerry at 6pm

PARISH; Parish Office closed Thurs. 22nd Dec. to Thurs. 4th Jan.’23.

Christmas Wishes from Fr. Brendan; As this Christmas season arrives, every good wish and Blessing. Let me also thank you all for your support in different ways through the year. Special mention is made of you who contribute financially as well as those who have been engaged in tasks such as those of general maintenance, altar servers, choirs, Councils, cleaners, counters, florists, readers, Eucharistic ministers, sacristans, parish secretary and if anyone was omitted, my apologies. Thank you. Be assured that your participation is treasured.

WALK Run: Moyvane Development Association’s 2nd annual Christmas Dash: 6k Run & 3k Walk will take place on Tuesday December 27th. Starting at Community Sports Hall at 12 noon. Registration from 11.00am to 11.50am. Prize For Best Dressed Runner & Walker!

EVENTS: Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure: Christmas Prayer Service on Tues. 20th Dec. in Corpus Christi Church Knockanure at 7 p.m. All Welcome. Help Santa stop the Grinch from stealing Christmas at Table Top Sale at Knockanure Community Centre. Children free to Santa and receive a treat. December 18th 2pm to 5pm. Hope to see you there.

The Samaritans of Kerry will hold Church Gate Collections on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day across all Kerry Parishes.

MASS: Sat 24th Dec 6.00pm Christmas Eve – Mass in Tarbert; 7.00pm Christmas Eve – Mass in Ballylongford, and 8.00pm Christmas Eve – Mass in Asdee. Duagh Church Christmas Eve at 7.30pm.

DEATH of Tony Dunne, Ballygologue Park, Listowel and late of Dromurhur, Moyvane, on December 13th, 2022. Tony is survived by his wife Anne, son Terry, daughter Tracy, grandchildren Cathal, Christopher, Amy and Lilly, sister Mary, brothers Packie and Tom, daughter-in-law Mary, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Tony celebrated in Moyvane Church on Friday 16th December, followed by burial afterwards in St. John Paul II Cemetery, Ballybunion Road, Listowel.

DEATH of Joan (Joanie) Kennelly (née Walsh), Rathea, Listowel, on December 8th, 2022. Predeceased by her husband Ned. Joanie is survived by her daughters Kathleen and Mairéad, sons Liam, Pat and Denis, grandchildren Darragh, Emmet, Dervla, Gavin, Eoin and Conor, brother Jackie, sisters Kitty (O’Keeffe) and Mai (Maher), daughters-in-law Helen, Theresa and Paula, sister-in-law Josephine, nephews, and nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Mulvihill, Lila Carroll, Sr. Loretto Relihan, Michael O’Connor, Peg Meade, Neelie Buckley, Michael Carr, Sheila Kerins, Nora Crane, Mary McKenna, Michael Foley, Kieran Hayes, Fr. Kevin McNamara, Liam Foley, Desmond Groarke, Pat Moloney, Mossie Brosnan, Sr. Marguerite Shine, Sr. Maura Carmody, Mary White, Hazel Culhane, Eileen Mansfield, Mary Ryan, Michael Dalton, Margaret Lynch, John Behan, Dan Shine, Willie O’Connor, Mary Stack, John Joe Kennelly, Nancy Brosnan, Jerry Fitzmaurice, Nora Costelloe,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.17th Dec.’22 Moyvane for Dick, Peggy & Tom Sheehan (Aniv.) & Deceased of Sheehan Family at 7.30pm; Sun.18th Dec.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention, Birthday wishes. At 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Ned & Maureen Sheehy (Aniv.) Leitrim Middle & Deceased of Mulvihill & Sheehy families at 11.00am; Tues.20th Dec.’22 Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am;

Weds.21st Dec.’22 Knockanure for Fr. Kevin McNamara (Aniv.) at 10.00am; Thurs.22nd Dec.’22 Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.23rd Dec.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am;

Sat.24th Dec.’22 Moyvane- Christmas Eve for People of the Parish at 6.00pm, mass Knockanure at 8.00pm, and Moyvane at 10.00pm; Sun.25th Dec.’22 Knockanure for Christmas Day for People of the Parish at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane at 11.00am; Tues.27th Dec.’22 Moyvane for Patrick Curtin (7th Aniv.) at 10.00am; Weds.28th Dec.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.29th Dec.’22 Moyvane for Jerry Fitzmaurice (2nd Aniv.) at 10.00am; Fri.30th Dec.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.31st Dec.’22 Moyvane a Private Intention at 7.30pm; Sun.1st Jan.’23 at

Knockanure for Michael & Teresa Bambury (Aniv.) Knockanure at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane a Private Intention at 11.00am.

FEAST of St. Flann of Derrynaflan in Tipperary is celebrated on 21st Dec. In 1980 a set of alter vessels – chalice, paten and strainer was discovered at the site of his monastery and is now in the National Museum.

BEST WISHES to Emma Patton of Tralee and Patrick Moloney of Moyvane, who were married at St John’s Church, Tralee recently, Fr. Sean Jones officiated.

BIRTHDAY: Belated happy Birthday to Phyllis O’Connor of Kilbaha, who celebrated her 92nd birthday last month.

Moyvane GAA would like to wish Martin Kennelly all the best as he steps down as treasurer of the club after 41 years.

FUNDING promised for Moyvane – Refurbish the former Garda Station building to include amenities for the community: tea/coffee dock with outside seating area – €250,000.

Tarbert – Funding under the Streetscape Enhancement Measure in Tarbert – €100,000.

CEILI: A set Céilí will be held at the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Tuesday, December 27 from 3pm. Music by Taylors Cross.

COLLECTION: The Samaritans of Kerry will hold Church Gate Collections on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day across all Kerry Parishes.

MEMORY Room with the Live Crib opened on Sunday 18th December after mass in Duagh, old photos to display in the Memory Room.

DUAGH WALK In aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital will take place at 11.30am on St. Stephens Day from O’Brien’s Bar. All welcome.

BILL KIRBY MEMORIAL walk in aid of Kerry Hospice. Gathering at the Brogue Inn on St. Stephen’s Day at 11am and walk commencing at 11.30am. Sponsorship Cards available from Michael Fox O’Connor 087 9833075.

NEW: Listowel Writers’ Week has appointed Stephen Connolly, as curator for next year’s festival.

REMEMBER three generations of the Groarke family who served in the Guards; James 1924-‘67; James T 1954-’93 and James J served from 1985 to 2019.

SUNDAY 18 December marks the UN’s International Migrants Day.

June 2023 will mark the 75th anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury Harbour, carrying on board some 800 West Indian migrant workers who would settle in Britain.

LARGE number of passengers will travel through Kerry Airport during Christmas season on flights from London, Manchester, Frankfurt Hahn and Dublin.

BUS Transport Services for Co. Kerry. Please contact for door-to-door bus services. You can contact on 066 7147002 or by emailing bookings

DRIVERS will be tested for drug and alcohol use at Garda checkpoints during the Christmas period as part of a six-week road safety campaign.

SWIM: Christmas Day Swim in aid of the Ballybunion Sea & Cliff Rescue on Christmas day at 12.30pm from the Sea & Cliff Rescue building. Sponsorship cards are available from Mike Flahive 087-9502167.

DIP and sip at 1pm on the 18th December 2022 at Glin Pier and support the Irish Heart Foundation.

FROST: Severe frost has disrupted the lives of many elderly and vulnerable people. No plans in place for emergency water leaks after frost thaws, a serious worry also to many. Farmers have been under stress coping both inside and out. Elderly farmers have serious worries for both themselves and their animals, as the countryside has so few active young people willing to help.

RAMBLING HOUSES: Knockalougha on the 3rd. Tuesday of the month; Listowel Rambling House takes place on the last Thursday of every month from 9.15 pm in the Seanachai Centre.

FARMING: new TAMS to open in January 2023, known as the On Farm Capital Investment Scheme (OFCIS). To have a focus on certain areas including investments in organics, farm safety and sustainability. European Commission have allowed a €60 million scheme to support the agricultural sector and Irish farmers.

European Commission are allowing a €1.2 billion scheme to help companies and businesses in Ireland impacted by Russia’s war against Ukraine.

EU are to give €5 million to a group led by Teagasc to develop and test farm safety solutions.

IFA has said that the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, should not progress with the Food Vision reports in their current form.

TREES: Coillte plans change 30,000ha of peatland forests by 2050 through a programme of rewetting or rewilding. They also plan the creation of 100,000ha of new forests by 2050.

T.B. new regulations on testing, Information on Bovine TB is available from your Regional Veterinary

Office, Farming Organisation or on

RACING: At Limerick Racecourse will take place from Monday 26th to Thursday 29th of December.

QUIZ: The Annual Athea Coiste na nÓg quiz will take place on Wednesday December 28th at the Top of the Town at 9pm. The night will also feature an early bird round and spot prizes. Entry €10.

VISIT by RTÉ; A film crew from RTÉ will visit Athea GAA Club on Thursday January 5th at 5.30pm as part of the Ireland Lights Up initiative in conjunction with Operation Transformation.

WIN: Neil Flynn of Tralee has been awarded first prize for the 27th International Radio Playwriting Competition recently at BBC Broadcasting House, in London. The Snowman by Neil Flynn will be on BBC World Service in February 2023.

ADVICE from Gov.

HELP: Samaritans Freephone 116123 or text 087/2609090 or email jo National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247or text HELP to 51444.

Community Healthcare Mental Health Services have opened a new mental health assessment room within the emergency department of University Hospital Kerry. The assessment room, confidential and therapeutic setting for anyone in a mental health crisis.

CAREGIVERS: online course, ‘Building Better Caregivers’ due to begin in January which will offer valuable support and practical advice to those supporting a loved one through cancer treatment.

The free course, is given over two and half hours, one day a week, for six weeks and will cover topics such as communication skills; staying well and getting a good night’s sleep; tools for managing fatigue; dealing with challenging emotions and behaviour and getting help and action planning.

For more information, please ring Reception at Recovery Haven on 066 7192122

Recovery Haven Kerry – Cancer Support House.

ST JOHN’S: Carol Service for All on Sunday December 18th @ 6pm; Leanne Fitzgerald

Tuesday December 20th @ 8pm; The Humours of Bandon- Saturday January 7th @ 8pm; FILM CLUB: An Cáilín Ciúin- Tuesday January 10th @ 8pm, more from 068 22566 or Email: info

U.S: President Joe Biden welcomes leaders from over 40 African nations this week, religious freedom advocates are calling for the U.S. government to recognize the rising persecution of Christians.

SCHOLARSHIPS: The JP McManus Scholarships, are administered by a number of trustees, established in 1996 and since then a total of 209 students have been awarded scholarships to fund their third-level education.

LONG KICK: St. Stephens morning? Glin GAA hold their 2nd annual GAA Long Kick Competition at 11.30am, kick off at 12 noon, at their pitch.

FROST: How to keep your plants alive during frost: 15 easy tips

BOOKS: Izzy’s Magical Football Adventure; Izzy’s Magical Camogie Adventure, Izzy’s Magical Soccer Adventure and Izzy’s Magical Christmas Adventure are aimed at readers from age seven onwards starting to read independently. They could equally be read to a younger child. They are based around the themes of promoting strong girls, encouraging girls to play sport and girl’s ability to play sport at a high level,

THOUGHT: The most important part of Christmas is the first six letters. So easy to forget in the hustle and bustle of the season but so true; Believing in yourself is the first step to success: Live this day and the next appreciating the little things.

It is the best way to make every day a perfect day

PILGRIMAGE To Medjugorje Spiritual Director: Fr Francis Nolan. 6 – 13 September

2023. Return flights from Cork to Dubrovnik. Book before 19 December and save €100

per person. For details & bookings contact: Group Leader – Maura O’Keeffe

Harcksen (Tralee),Tel: 066 7127143 or 087 1517696.

SAINT OF THE DAY 15th Dec; Blessed Mary Frances Schervier. Mother Frances visited the United States in 1863 and helped her sisters nurse soldiers wounded in the Civil War.

GARDA: Ainm: Kennelly, Michael Joseph- Grád: Garda- Uimhir Chláraithe:1408

Stáisiún: An Mám, Co. na Gaillimhe- Blianta Seirbhíse:11

Cúlra: Rugadh Michael Kennelly ar an 26 Eanáir 1896 in Achadh na nEanach, Maigh Mheáin, Co. Chiarraí. Chuaigh sé sa Gharda Síochána ar an 30 Bealtaine 1922. Ó 1916-1922, bhí Garda Kennelly san 8ú Cathlán, Céad Bhriogáid Chiarraí. Bhí Garda Kelleher pósta agus bhí beirt clainne acu. Chaith Garda Kennelly seal lonnaithe sna háiteanna seo a leanas freisin: Gaillimh, Muine Mheá, Daraidh Braoin, Leitir Fraic, an Líonán, an Clochán agus Cill Íomair.

Cúinsí: Ar an 18 Eanáir 1934, bhí Garda Michael Kennelly, in éineacht le Sáirsint Forde, ag filleadh ar Stáisiún Garda an Mháma tar éis othar baineannach a thabhairt go hOspidéal Meabhairghalair Bhéal Átha na Sluaighe i hacnaí. Oíche fhliuch dhorcha a bhí ann. Agus iad ag dul trí Chathair na Gaillimhe, d’imigh an gluaisteán ón mbóthar agus isteach in Abhainn na Gaillimhe ag Barr an Chalaidh. Bádh Garda Kennelly.

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