Knockanure Notes — 21st February, 2024

CLOTHES: Knockanure National school is running a clothes bank collection on the 14th of March, clothes can be dropped to the school any day between 9.10 and 3 pm up to the 14th of March and your support would be greatly appreciated .

PARISH Office 068 49308, Web: Open, Weds.10.00am-12.00noon, Thurs. & Fri. 10.00am-1.00pm. Please ring during above hours to book Masses, Baptisms & Weddings. Eucharistic Adoration: every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Confessions: Before Mass or by arrangement. Baptisms: Saturday afternoons only from 12 noon to 4pm. Confirmation: Let’s keep those preparing in our prayers as March 20th approaches. Pilgrimages 2024, Knock 24th August, Lourdes 29th Aug. – Sept. 3rd.

Easter Ceremonies 2024, Palm Sunday: Blessing of Palms at Vigil Mass & 9.30am Knockanure.

Holy Thursday: Moyvane 8pm. Exposition – Repose till 12 Midnight. Good Friday (Moyvane): 3pm, Knockanure: Stations of the Cross 7.30pm. Easter Vigil (Moyvane) 9pm. Easter Sunday 9.30am (Knockanure) 11am (Moyvane).

PASTORAL Council meeting held on 9th Feb.’24, Mary Donovan, become Chairperson. Congratulations, Mary!

PLAN for Parish; Moyvane Development Association will launch the Moyvane Community Development Plan 2024-2029 on Friday, 1st March 2024 at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall. Minister for Education, Norma Foley, TD will be in attendance to officially launch the plan. This event is the culmination of an in-depth community-led consultation and engagement process, which took place during the winter of 2021/2022. All parishioners are invited to attend on the night and hear first-hand about the ambitious roadmap developed by our community for our community. Everyone welcome.

CANCER: Recovery Haven Kerry (Cancer Support House) will be hosting a 6 week ONLINE Building Better Caregivers Course commencing 5th Mar. with an introductory session on 27th Feb. This course aims to support you as you are supporting someone with cancer. Please contact reception 066 7192122

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Baptist Kirby, Sr. Finian Hearney, Ella Ahern, Bridget Softley, Patrick J Flavin, Eileen Kennelly, Breda Woulfe, Bridie Stackpoole, Eileen McGrath, Ella Corridan, Richard Brosnan, Dan Hanrahan, Sr. Joan Mulvihill, Joan Browne, Colm Kennelly, Hannah Francis Daly,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.17th Feb.’24- Moyvane for Peter and John McGrath (Aniv.’s) at 7.30pm; Sun.18th Feb.’24- Knockanure for Billy Leahy (Aniv.) at 9.30am, mass Moyvane for Martin & Mary Mulvihill (Aniv.’s) at 11.00am; Tues.20th Feb.’24- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Weds.21st Feb.’24- Knockanure Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.22nd Feb.; Moyvane for Tom & Nellie O’Connor & son Con (Aniv.’s), late of Birmingham & Glin 10.00am, and mass in evening Moyvane for Sr. Mary Hanrahan, Recently Deceased of Kilbaha & U.K. at 7.00pm; Fri.23rd Feb.’24

Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.24th Feb.’24- Moyvane for Jerry Brosnan (Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.25th Feb.’24 –Knockanure for Michael O’Connor (10th Aniv.) & son Tommy, Recently Deceased in Birmingham at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for Bridie Moloney (1st Aniv.) Leitrim Middle at 11.00am.

STATIONS: On the Thursdays of Lent there will be the traditional Stations of the Cross in Duagh at 7pm. Listowel; a short Stations of the Cross after the 10.30 a.m. Mass each Friday morning during Lent.

ADORATION Takes place each Friday in the Sacristy in Duagh Church from 3.00 pm in the afternoon. Public Rosary starts at 7.00 pm Mass starts on Friday evening at the time of 7:30 pm.

DAILY MASS on RTE News Channel TV on Wednesday, 21st February at 10.30am will be from St.

John’s Church, Tralee.

JANICE CARRIG MINISTRIES will lead our Day of prayer for Healing at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Scartaglen this Sunday Feb 18th starting with Praise and Worship at 2.30, with Paddy Sheehan. Janice will conclude with personal prayer on a one to one.

THE WAR IN UKRAINE The weekend of the 24/25th February marks the second anniversary of the start of Russia’s war on Ukraine. Mindful of how many Ukrainians have taken refuge among us, please acknowledge and pray for the people of the Ukraine.

GAA Lotto Knockanure; Lotto Results from Tuesday January 30th January. Jackpot was €6,200.

Numbers Drawn: 1, 13, 19, and 30. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Caroline Foley, Abbeyfeale Hill; 2. Dara Neville, c/o Ger Buckley; 3. Ruth O Keeffe, Kilmorna; 4. Elvina McDermott, and 5. Pat O Keeffe, Kilmorna. Results from Tuesday 6th Feb., Jackpot €6,300. Numbers Drawn: 2, 14, 27, and 31.

No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Peg Collins, c/o The Ploughman Bar; 2. Tady Finucane, Lissaniska; 3. Eilish Hantausld, c/o New Kingdom Bar; 4. Mag Lynch, Moyvane Village, and 5. Tom Harley, c/o John Barry. Next draw will take place in the clubhouse on Tuesday 13th Feb, all are welcome. Jackpot will be €6,400.

BUS: Kerry vs Dublin –Kerry GAA Supporters Club will take coaches to the NFL game Dublin vs Kerry in Croke Park on Saturday 24th February. This is a day trip. All seats must be booked by Thursday night 22nd February. For booking, please contact Donal O’Leary, John King or Martin Leane.

Munster Minor Championship – Round 1 Kerry 2-14 v Limerick 0-01. Kelly Enright and Leah McMahon among the scorers.

SPLIT the Bucket organised by the Knockanure Parents Association, next draw 29th of February.

Last Draw;

GLÓRACH: The Korean/American film ‘Past Lives’ will be screening on Sunday, March 10th. the film examines the story of Nora and Hae Sung, classmates at primary school in Seoul, who have their deep friendship ended abruptly when Nora’s family emigrates. Two decades later, they meet in New York and over one week address notions of chance and circumstance and the choices people make that create a life. The film will commence at 7.30 pm, and tickets can be booked at 0871383940, or at the door

ART: THE Biodiversity and Creative Art Exhibition, now at Siamsa Tire in Tralee, curated and presented by participants with intellectual disabilities, was opened recently. A celebration of both environmental consciousness and creative artistic expression. The exhibition will remain open till March 19th. Contact Inspired at: 066 7117315 or e-mail info. To make a purchase.

HEALTH AWARENESS DAY: The Island of Geese, Tralee is the location for the Youth Mental Health Awareness Day on March 2, facilitated by Kerry County Arts Office and local partners Munster Technological University.

ARTS: To find out about our annual programme of opportunities and events, go to our dedicated website. Website (

WELLNESS AND ADDICTION: St Kieran’s GAA Club present a free presentation on Addiction and Mental Health by Ciaran Carey at Ardagh Parish Hall on Friday February 23 at 7.30pm.

HEALTH: According to newspaper reports, St John of God Community Services, to be transfer to the HSE, proposed that transition process will be completed by August 15th 2024. Saint John of God Hospital in Dublin and Saint Joseph’s Shankill are unaffected, according to reports.

“THE BANSHHEE OF CROKEY HILL” Abbeyfeale Drama Group present “The Banshee of Crokey Hill” by Tommy Marren at the Glórach continues on Sunday 18, 20,22, 24 and 25. Doors open 7pm, Curtain 8pm. Booking 0871383940.

SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES: Waltzing, jiving etc have started in the Plaza Hall, Listowel on Monday, January 22 for Beginners: 7.00-8.00 pm, Advanced: 8.00-9.00 pm. For bookings, please contact 087 7541631.

SET DANCING CLASSES: Set dancing classes are held in Ballyhahill Hall at 8pm; Marian Hall Moyvane on Monday’s; Con Colbert Hall Athea at 9pm, on Tuesday’s, and Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse Abbeyfeale at 8.30pm on Wednesday’s.

CÉILÍ: Con Colbert Hall Athea is the venue on Saturday February 24th from 9pm. Music by Uí Bhriain.

RAMBLING HOUSE will be held at Ballyhahill Hall on Wednesday February 21, at 8.00pm. Listowel on the last Thursday of the month.

EVENTS: Activity at Glin Library: Craft Group. meets fortnightly, (1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 10.30am. Open to all ages and abilities. Class is Free. Community Singing Group: meets every Tuesday from 11.30am. All welcome. Contribution box in place. Facilitated by Bernie Hayes, Askeaton/Ballysteen. The Book Group, meets monthly on the last Wednesday & Thursday of the month. (Feb dates 28th & 29th) All welcome. Class is Free. All events take place in Glin Library & everyone is welcome. A special word of ‘Thanks’ to our Librarian Deirdre who has a welcome for everyone & has encouraged all these events.

Sean nós Dance Class: Book your spot now. Ceol Corbraí Glin Community Hall starting Thursday 22nd February. Adults @7.30-8.30pm. For registration or for more information: WhatsApp “the location” + your dancers details to (087)194 2994.

BADMINTON: Ballyheigue badminton tournament in memory of Patrick Corridan took place recently. Results for Division 4: Winners: Niall O’Hanlon (Moyvane) & Laura O’Connor (Tralee), Runners Up: James Sheahan (Listowel) & Eileen McCarthy (Moyvane); Division 3: Winners: Niall O’Brien (Killarney) & Jeanelle Griffin (Moyvane), Runners-Up: Jason Russell (Tralee) & Jessica O’Loughlin (Kingdom Castleisland).

TROCAIRE BOXES: are available at the back of the church Please pick up a Box and return during Holy Week.

FUNDRAISING: Carol Liston O Connor & Family Fundraising Weekend from April 12 – 14th.

Tickets for the Fundraising Dance on April 12th at the Devon Inn are priced at €25, and raffle tickets for the raffle on the night are priced at 1 for €5, and 3 for €10. Tickets will be on sale at the GAA Club House on Thursdays from 7 – 8pm during Step to the Beat. Tickets contact Liz O’ Sullivan 087 6699783 or Mary Ita Casey 0874141157.

We will be promoting the events here, and on social media and the ask to all our readers and followers is to share the news and posts to help spread information.

The link to the gofundme page is –…/wfqpm-help-carol-oconnor…

TEA DANCE; An afternoon tea dance in aid of the Kerry Emigrants will take place in Tomáisíns, Lisselton on Sunday, February 25 with music by Eddie Lee.

LACEY CUP: on Sunday, March 3, the 69th edition of the Lacey Cup will be hosted by Tralee Manor West Bicycle Club. The Manor West Hotel are offering a discount on accommodation. For full details, call 066 7194500. For event updates follow on social media or for further information please email traleebc.secretary

FESTIVAL: Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival Writing Competitions 2024. Closing Date: 29/02/2024, 5 p.m. 1. The James Award: Poetry (50 lines max) or Prose (2,500 words max), for writers 75 years young and above. 2. The Jer Lynch Poetry Award: Poetry (50 lines max); 3. Quiet Man Maurice Walsh Award: Short Story (2,500 words max); 4. Duais Phádraig Liath Ó Conchubhair: Dán (50 línte ar a mhéad) no Gearrscéal (2,500 focal ar a mhéad) as Gaeilge. Entry Fee: Adults, €10 for up to two entries in any combination. Pay via PayPal please on ballydbardfest or post to: Noelle Hegarty, Secretary BBF, Loughanes, Lisselton, Listowel.

REMEMBERING Maurice Walsh event Sunday 18th February at 3pm in Kerry Writers’ Museum in Listowel, we pay tribute to the remarkable talent and legacy of the legendary Kerry writer, Maurice Walsh, on the 60th anniversary of his death. A celebration of Walsh’s contributions to literature, his remarkable storytelling abilities. An afternoon of poetry, story, drama and song while exploring the works of one of Kerry’s literary treasures. For more information on Maurice Walsh, his early years, achievements, literary career and accolades, go to website;…/remembering-maurice…/

PLAY “A Tomb with a View” written by Norman Robbins will be staged in Ballyhahill Hall on four nights in April – 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th.

MAYNOOTH: Evangelium Ireland will host its next Apologetics Conference for young Catholics at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth on Sat. 16th Mar. Talks & workshops include: The Gift of the Priesthood, Intro to the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger, Christian Marriage, Female Authors of the Catholic Revival, Christian Metaphysics, St Patrick. Mass will also be celebrated. Cost €38 including lunch, refreshments and evening social. View full programme/to register visit or search ‘Evangelium Ireland’ on Eventbrite. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn and pray with other young Catholics!

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE; Group Leader: Maura Harksen. Spiritual Director: Fr. Francis Nolan, 11th September 2024 for 7 nights Return flights from Cork to Dubrovnik, 7 nights in Hotel Dubrovnik. Breakfast & Dinner each day. Full Religious Programme. €879, per person sharing. Optional: Travel insurance and single supplement. Joe Walsh guides and representative throughout. For details & bookings contact: Maura O’Keeffe Harcksen (Tralee) on 087 151 7696 or 066 7127143.

SEASIDE town of Ballybunion, County Kerry.

‘Radharc: Holidays in Ireland’ provides a unique picture of Irish life in 1963. During a visit to Ballybunion on the August bank holiday week Fr. Peter Lemass talks to local people and visitors about what Ballybunion has to offer.

The local doctor describes Ballybunion as, A cross between Miami beach and Piccadilly.

This episode of ‘Radharc’ was broadcast on 24 October 1963. The presenter is Father Peter Lemass.

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