Knockanure Notes — 21st June, 2023

KNOCK: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place Weds 5th July from Knockanure, Moyvane, Tarbert. Contact Margaret 087-2976304.

PARISH: Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration: every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Baptisms: Saturday afternoons only from 12noon to 4pm. The boxes of Church Offertory envelopes are available for collection at the Parish Office during the office opening hours. They will be distributed at weekend Masses and to homes at a later date.

GRAVEYARD Masses; Friday Aug. 4th – Ahavoher; Tues. Aug.8th – Knockanure and Wednesday 9th Aug. – Murhur. All Masses at 8pm. St. Michael’s, Tuesday, 20th June, at 8.00 p.m. St. John Paul II, Wednesday June 21st, at 8.00 p.m. Finuge Cemetery, Thursday 22nd June at 8.00 p.m.

PADRE PIO: The monthly Mass and healing service will take place in Castleisland Church on Tuesday, June 20th at 7.30pm.

RALLY FOR LIFE: Will be held in Dublin on Saturday July 1st, assembling in Parnell Square at 1pm. For bus from Kerry contact Denis on 087 6590551.

SYMPATHY: At a recent Board of Management the following votes of sympathy was passed; To Hanrahan & Donegan Families Kilbaha on the death of Paudie Hanrahan; To the Kiely & Kennedy Families on the death of John Kennedy Tarbert; To The Foley Families on the death of Tom Foley Moyvane & Listowel; To The Sheehy Families on the death of Nora Sheehy Glenalappa Moyvane, and

To The Brouder Families on the death of Moss Brouder Athea.

DEATH of Nancy Hannon (née Lane), Dirha East, Listowel and late of Beenanasbig, Kilmorna, on June 14th, 2023. Daughter of the late Nora and Pats. Mother to Shane and Keith, survived by her sisters Margaret, Theresa and Caroline, brothers Con and Patsy, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Nancy was celebrated at Knockanure Church at 12 noon, on Saturday 17th, followed by private Cremation on Sunday, at Shannon Crematorium. Her mother Nora Lane née Dillane, Benanasbig, Kilmorna, died on May 17th, 2022.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Barry, Sean Casey, Damien Carmody, Anne Sheahan, Gerard O Connor, Teresa Riordan, Nora Buckley, Mary Martin,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 17th June’23- Moyvane for Richard & Hannah Stack (Aniv.’s) of Clounbrane at 7.30pm; Sun.18th June’23- Knockanure for Kathleen & Tom O’Dwyer (Aniv.’s) Shrone, Listowel at 9.30am and mass Moyvane for Pa Joe McEnery (3rd Aniv.) Tubertureen at 11.00am; Tues.20th June’23- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Weds.21st June’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.22nd June’23- Moyvane for Nora & Joseph O’Connor & daughters Sheila, Mary & Ann & Pascal O’Rourke son in law, (Aniv.’s) at 10.00am

Fri.23rd June’23-Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.24th June’23- Moyvane a Bikers Mass at 2pm and mass in evening for Elizabeth Lane, Recently Deceased at 7.30pm; Sun.25th June’23- Knockanure for James Duggan (Aniv.) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Jerry & Ellen Enright, Lissaniskea at 11.00am.

FEAST of the Irish Martyrs is on Tuesday 20th June. 17 men and women were put to death for their faith between 1579 and 1634. Feast of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Jesuit novice is celebrated on Wednesday 21st June. A Jesuit novice who died in 1591 at the age of 23 while nursing those

Suffering from fever in Rome.

NOVENA continues to Saturday June 24th in Mount Saint Alphonsus Redemptorist Church, Limerick. The Novena is in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

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GAA Knockanure Lotto Results from Tuesday June 13th, Jackpot was €3,100. Numbers Drawn: 4, 18, 19, and 22. No winner but lucky dips went to:1. Dan White, c/o John Barry; 2. Kathleen Carmody, Kilmorna; 3. Ruth O Keeffe, Kilmorna; 4. Ann Quirke, Duagh, and 5. Eilish Kearney, Moyvane South

Next draw will be on next Tuesday June 20th in the clubhouse and jackpot will be €3,200, all are welcome.

FAIR: The second Ballylongford Fair will be held over the weekend of 24-25 June where Irish traditional trades and craftspeople will talk about and demonstrate their work.

NEW MOON on the 18th, warm and dry weather, is causing some pastures to show signs of drought, fruit of gooseberries and blackcurrants are being used. Roses are thriving, but plants will need daily watering. Difficult to plant cabbage for some time. Potatoes stalks are growing rapidly. The briar is in full bloom, also flowering, Thistle, Woodbine, Lily and meadow sweet, to name a few.

CONGRATULATIONS to Noreen Moran on her 99th birthday, she can recall many events from the past.

DOLLY DAY in Listowel. The charity event for Kerry Hospice and Comfort for Chemo Kerry takes place on the 24th June in Listowel. Dolly has donated two nights’ accommodation with 5 star treatment , costing $10,000 in her personal tour bus. Eugene Naughton, the manager of Dollywood, is travelling to Listowel on June 24th to represent Dolly, Eugene will speak at the event. More at

ST JOHN’S: St John’s Youth Theatre every Monday evening to work on projects. If you know a teenager who would like to join the Club that are aged between 14-20 please let us know. This Summer between the 22nd and 28th July, we will host our annual Young Film Makers Summer Workshop in association with the Young Irish Filmmakers Association Ireland. Places are limited, bookings through the St John’s Theatre Box Office 068 22566. Theatre- Sense and Sensibility on Wednesday June 21st @ 8pm.

WINNER of 2023 Kerry Short Film Bursary of €10,000 are Writer/Director, Dónal Dineen, and James Kelly of Feenish Productions for the short film “Save the Last Dance”.Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer, with the Council said that the Bursary “gives filmmakers the opportunity to enhance their skills while shooting in Kerry.”

GLORACH Abbeyfeale; The last drama production of the summer is Twenty Minutes from Nowhere performed by Eoin O’Sullivan on Saturday, June 24 at 7.30pm.

TRIP to God’s Cottage Glendalough on Sunday July 2, details from 087 6174 639.

THANK you from Trocaire for the €2,120 contributed to their 2023 Lenten Campaign.

LOURDES: Kerry diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Sept 1st to the 6th led by Bishop Ray. Flights from Kerry Airport. Booking through Marian Pilgrimages Dublin. See poster on the notice board at the back of the Church for more details.

SIAMSA Tíre academy is holding auditions for children aged 7 – 12 years of age on Saturday 17th of June from 10am – 6pm at Siamsa Tire Theatre, Tralee. Audition is by appointment only, so please call 066-7123055 to make an appointment.

RATHFREDAGH GARDEN FETE: Will take place on the grounds on Sunday, July 2. Donations for their bric a brac, jewellery, book, music and clothing stalls will be accepted at Reception prior to the day.

RAMBLING HOUSE: Knockalougha on the 3rd. Tuesday of the month. Ita McQuinn’s Rambling House is on the third Friday of the month at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West at 8pm. Listowel Rambling House takes place on the last Thursday of every month from 9.15 pm in the Seanachai Centre.

CEILI will be held in the hall Brosna on Sunday, June 25, at 3pm. Music by Taylors Cross Céilí Band It is part of the Con Curtin Festival which takes place from Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25.

MUNSTER provincial Fleadh Cheoil returns to Tralee for the first time since 1978, with upwards of 10.000 visitors expected over eight days. The Munster Fleadh takes place this year between July 9 and July 16, with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Kerry branch members making preparations for the traditional music, singing and dancing festival.

Fleadh Ballybunion 2012;

GAA Camp; Cúl Camp Registration is open for this year’s Cúl Camp. It will take place from 10th – 14th July. Book now by visiting

TINTEAN Ballybunion; Waterloo on 1st July 2023. Joe the Magician on 2nd July 2023. For more contact the Tourist Office: 068 25555.

FRIESIAN: The Kerry Holstein Friesian Breeders club has launched its annual herds competition. Judging will commence on July 3 with well-known judge Mick Gould and the awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, July 6 at Hughes’ Bar, Cordal.

MUSIC: CCÉ Leac Snámha: We are running a Traditional Arts Summer Camp at The Ceolann from 3rd – 7th July from 10am to noon which consists of music, step-dancing, singing and sean-nós dancing. Limited places left on this Summer Camp. For further info contact Emma 087-7219373 or e-mail lixnawccesummercamps

NONINATIONS are being sought by Kerry Association in Dublin for the 2023 Kerry Person of the Year and for the 2023 Laochra Chiarrai award. Closing date is 21 August 2023. Nomination forms from info.

SHOW at Charleville on 24th and 25th of June. The annual show began in 1979.

TG4; 22 Meitheamh @ 20:30, broadcaster and journalist, Evelyn O’Rourke, brings two inspiring cancer survivors face to face with two cancer researchers to reveal the life-changing impact this cutting-edge research is having in Ireland today. Discover how the science behind survival is giving people the chance to make more magical moments in their lives.

33,810 people in Kerry have a disability to some extent.

RING of Kerry Cycle on July 1st.

CENSUS 2022, says almost 22% of county Kerry the number being 33,810, have a disability.

SLAVES: June 19th marks the day in 1865 when slaves in Texas learned that slavery had ended in the U.S. when President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was enacted on Jan. 1, 1863. This day is now known as Juneteenth.

RECENT UL; 600 graduates who now join a global community of over 120,000 UL alumni, President of UL, Professor Kersten Mey said at their recent graduation.

JOB: Opportunity in Youth Ministry Leadership, The Diocese of Lancaster Youth Service are looking for a Senior Programme Leader to lead retreats and other programmes in their youth retreat centre, Castlerigg Manor, in the English Lake District. Castlerigg Manor is an innovative project which focuses on leading their volunteers into a closer relationship with God and in working with their volunteers to lead programmes for thousands of young people each year. The post is residential with an excellent salary package. For more information email the director, Jack Regan director or see

ACCORD If you have a positive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic Church. If you have the enthusiasm to be part of the ACCORD team in supporting couples who are preparing for the sacrament of Marriage. JOIN ACCORD and train as a Marriage Preparation Programme Facilitator. Please contact Aisling on 01 5053112 or email: marriagepreparation

MARE Upgrade Scheme

Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) are delighted to continue the Mare Upgrade scheme in 2023 for breeders who wish to obtain a performance mare for their breeding herd. This initiative is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine (DAFM) under National Breeding Services. The aim of this initiative is to incentivise Irish breeders to invest in performance dam-lines abroad as either filly foals, active performance mares or retired performance mares that may/or may not be already in foal. The scheme will finance the veterinary screening and transport back to Ireland of qualifying purchased high genetic merit mares/fillies. A Horse Sport Ireland Breeding Scheme Advisor will be available to assist breeders through this process.

JOB: Soil Carbon Technician (x2 vacancies) Teagasc- Johnstown, County Wexford

€33,220–€44,150 a year – Full-time

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CUCKOO: Three cuckoos from Killarney National Park, and one from Burren National Park, have satellite tags fitted to them. National Parks and Wildlife Service and the British Trust for Ornithology are working together on the project. Cuckoo is still singing in the parish.

EU: Billy Kelleher, MEP told Agriland: “We can’t have a situation where we have contradictory policies, or policies that aren’t thought through so after a short space of time they realise that this policy is having an unforeseen consequence and they then have to change it.

TRALEE Church; In 1854 the foundation stone of St. John’s Church was laid on the site of a chapel dating back to 1780. The ‘Chapel’ faced in the east-west direction. Some artifacts of the 1780 chapel have survived – the Holy Water font (Mortuary Chapel), Our Lady of the Wayside statue (near front porch on the outside), and the gables of the 18th century building, which are contained in the transepts of the present church.

We Became A Throw-away Society

Sofia HadjiosifSofia HadjiosifMarch 29, 2021Society

Our society has become one in which we find it easier to replace products instead of repairing them. Nevertheless, civilization never used to be like this. Before industrialization and the invention of plastic, the world was a very different place.

In addition, whereas before, everyone cherished what they had, now the majority of the world’s population solely cares about accumulating as much stuff as they can; falsely thinking it will make them happier.

And the worst part is that these bad consumerist habits are having a huge impact on the world. The planet is suffering because of our ignorance and because we choose ‘convenience’ over what’s better for the planet.

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