Knockanure Notes — 22nd February, 2023

PARISH: Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. 2nd Collection for Lourdes Helpers at all Masses weekend 18th & 19th.

Area Pastoral Council Meeting taking place at St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel on Thursday night – 23rd February – at 8.00 p.m. Altar Society Thanks to our Altar Society for providing and arranging the flowers on our altars throughout the year, Anne, Marie, Kathleen, Noreen, Mary, Ita, Marie, Kathleen, Mary, Elaine, Catherine, Madge, Olive & Eileen. Very much appreciated – Thank you.

GAA: Playing members, who are attending Irish College at Coláiste Corca Dhuibhne, in 2023 are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Contact Club Irish officer.

KNOCKANURE Lotto Results from Tuesday 14th February, Jackpot was €7,700. Numbers Drawn: 9, 17, 29, and 32. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Trish Rogan, Lissaniska; 2. Freya O’Sullivan, Lissaniska; 3. Mossie Kearney, Moyvane South; 4. D. K. N c/o Maureen Connolly, Trien, and 5. Eileen Kennelly, Knockanure. Next draw will be on next Tuesday 21st February in the clubhouse and jackpot will be €7,800. All are welcome!

BUS – 066 714 7002 bookings

DINNER available at Knockanure Community Centre, collect or have it delivered, contact, Sharon at 086 874 5485.

GUITAR LESSONS with Elaine, children age 6 and upwards. For more information contact Elaine at 087 288 4869.

ST PIO Devotions on Tuesday, February 21st at 7.30pm in Castleisland, Witness Terry O’Brien, Tralee U.D.C.

DEATH of James (Jim) Connolly, Trien, Kilmorna, Listowel, and formerly of Sligo and New York, in his 92nd year, on 13th February, 2023. Survived by his wife Maureen, her daughters Joanna and Teresa and their families, his son Desmond, daughters Corrine and Patricia (USA) and their families, his sister Nancy (Meath), nephews, nieces, brothers in law, relatives and many friends. Requiem Mass for Jim was celebrated at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure, on Friday morning. Burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Joan Furlong, 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, Hannah Francis Daly, Gerry Brosnan, Jack Flavin, Nora Hurley,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.18th Feb.’23 Moyvane for Denis Mulvihill & Son Ben (Aniv.’s) Leitrim West at 7.30pm; Sun.19th Feb.’23 Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am and Mass Moyvane for Tom & Nelly O’Connor & Son Con (Aniv.’s) Glin Rd. at 11.00am; Tues.21st Feb.’23 Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Weds.22nd Feb.’23 Knockanure- Ash Wednesday, Mass with Blessing of Ashes at 10.00am, and Moyvane Mass with Blessing of Ashes at 7.30pm; Thurs.23rd Feb.’23 Moyvane for Peggy & Johnny Moylan, RIP Claregalway at 10.00am; Fri.24th Feb.’23 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.25th Feb.’23 Moyvane for Jerry Brosnan (Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.26th Feb.’23 Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for Henry & Bridie Stackpoole (Aniv.’s) Aughrim at 11.00am.

LATIN MASS will be offered on Sunday 26th February, at 12.00 noon at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, by Fr. Bernard Healy. More info from LatinMassTralee

BEST WISHES to Dan Broderick of Kilmorna, who recently celebrated his 93rd birthday.

TEA DANCE Ballybunion from 3 to 5pm on 26th of Feb. Social Dancing every Tuesday night at 7.30pm.

TEA DANCE fundraiser for St John of God services takes place on Sunday, February 19th in the Listowel Arm’s Hotel. From 3pm. To 5pm. Music by Stevie Donegan, All are welcome.

TINTEAN Ballybunion Legend of Like Kelly on 25th of February.

PLAY: Many Young Men of Twenty – Saturday 18, Sunday 19, Tuesday 21, Thursday 23, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26. Glorach Theatre, Abbeyfeale. Doors open 7.15pm. Booking 087 1383940.

The Spike Players, Knocknagoshel present two one act plays in Knocknagoshel Community Centre on Wednesday February 22, Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 next. Contact 0877050670.

DRAMA: Kerry Drama Festival will be held at the Ivyleaf Art Centre, Castleisland from Friday, March 3rd. to Saturday, March 11th.

ATHEA: Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th. Stage, The Anniversary.

Tuesday Club for over 55s takes place in the Hall every Tuesday at 11.30 am with Nicole.

ST JOHNS: Jessie Monk on Friday February 24th at 8pm and The Year of the Hiker on Saturday February 25th at 8pm

VILLAGES: The North Kerry, West Limerick: This project aims to unlock innovative new solutions for the sustainable growth and development of rural communities within the North Kerry – West

Limerick region. The final event is scheduled for Wednesday 1st March – 6.30pm to 8.30pm at The Listowel Arms Hotel. This event will present findings from the ‘North Kerry, West Limerick: Smart Villages, Stronger Communities’ project and will launch the regional and local plans developed as part of this process for Abbeyfeale, Athea, Glin, Ballyhahill, Loughill, Shanagolden, Carrigkerry, Ardagh, Templeglantine, Tournafulla and Mountcollins. Speakers will include Veronica O’ Connor (Failte Ireland); Paraic Rattigan (Shannon Estuary Economic Taskforce); and Liam Cronin (RDI Hub). Register: Smart Villages – North Kerry and West Limerick (

TROCAIRE BOXES: As Lent begins on Wednesday next, a very practical way to help the Poor of our

World is to give your donation to Trócaire. This is the Irish Church’s way not only to help the poor

but also a means of bringing help to the many places in the world at the moment experiencing


RETIRED: recently over sixty teachers who retired between 2020 and 2023 were honoured by the Limerick City branch of the Irish National Teachers Organisation.

COLLEGE of Further Education and Training Open Week from Monday, February 20th, to Friday, February 24th at its campus in Tralee and Listowel. Admissions office on 066 7149696 or email openweek.

SIAMSA: Kerry Civil War Conference runs from February 23-25 and features over twenty historians, experts and academics, also film on the Ballyseedy killings will be shown.

FUNDRAISER Juvenile Badminton, the quiz had to move to a new date, Saturday, March 04, same venue, Speedy’s Bar, same time 8.00pm.

FLEADH; closing date to branch Secretary for entries for this year’s Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí 14th April 2023. Ceol an Gheimhridh na Mumhan in Cashel, congratulations to Lixnaw who came second in a Ceili Band competition.

RACING at Punchestown on 22nd, Thurles on 23rd.

FOOTBALL: 25th , Italy v Ireland and Wales v England, and on the 26th France v Scotland.

A NIGHT with Tom Keneally – the Australian author, who will be at the River Island Hotel, Castleisland on Friday, February 24th at 8pm.

ROSE: Tralee Community Rose Selection on March 12 at the Meadowlands.

Details, visit

WRITERS Museum, exhibition -The Kerry Nest, All are welcome! Open until March 6th. Please phone the team there. The number is 068 22212.

LOCAL Enterprise Week takes place from Monday, March 6th to Friday, March 10th! Kerry Local Enterprise Office have week long programme of events and training during Local Enterprise Week 2023.

CUMANN na mBunscol Quiz on February 23 ; March 8 – Cumann na mBunscol Cross-country running (subject to weather) and Mini-7s district competitions to be completed by March 16.

HISTORY: exhibition which is based on original documents and accounts from the people who were affected by the Civil War in Kerry has been opened at Siamsa Tíre.

Conference on Civil War; see and

PHOTOS: photographs taken by the late Tony Fitzmaurice of Ballybunion in the 50s and 60s, visit

site at

EASTER: At its February meeting, The Pastoral Council confirmed: Easter Ceremonies 2023, as follows; Ash Wednesday Mass 10:00am Knockanure, Moyvane 7:30pm. Stations of the Cross every Friday morning before Mass during Lent in Knockanure Church. Palm Sunday – Procession this year in Moyvane – 11:00am mass. Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper – Moyvane 8:00pm.

(Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at the Altar of Repose until 12 Midnight) Good Friday – 3:00pm Passion of Our Lord – Moyvane 7:30pm Stations of the Cross – Knockanure Easter Vigil – 9:00pm – Moyvane. Easter Sunday 9:30am – Knockanure and Easter Sunday 11:00am – Moyvane.

If anyone has comments or suggestions, please feel free as none of the above are set in stone.

COINS: Mary’s Meals – Coin Collection, we are appealing to you for your old coins that are in jam jars, vases and odd pots around the house. We are using these to translate into food to feed the children in Mary’s Meals School Feeding Programmes. Because Mary’s Meals can provide a meal for 11c, your generosity can make a massive difference. You don’t need to count it! If you are willing to donate Irish, sterling or foreign coins/notes, please contact Angela Moore at 089-4339592 or angela.moore.

TINTEAN Ballybunion Legend of Like Kelly on Sat. Feb 25th.

MUSIC: The Gathering Festival of Music & Arts returns to the Gleneagle Hotel from 22nd–26th February. The Gathering gathers together the best and boldest trad musicians, singers and dancers for a weekend of concerts, céilís, sessions and workshops along with the addition of a late-night festival club. More details (

ARTS: Kerry County Arts Newsletter 16th February 2023

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