Knockanure Notes — 24th January, 2024

SCHOOL: Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure is currently accepting enrolment for the coming academic year 2024-2025. Please contact Anne at school office telephone at 068-49130 or 087-7939134 or email scoilchorpchriost

DRAW; Split the Bucket organised by the Knockanure Parents Association first draw on 25th of January, tickets available locally. Catholic Schools Week 21 – 27 January 2024: The Theme for this year is: “Catholic Schools: Communities of Service”.

DRIVER: Knockanure Community Centre are currently looking for a driver/2 drivers to deliver the Meals on Wheels. Monday and Wednesday from 11.30-2.30ish, roughly 3 hrs p/day. This would be voluntary, as we are a non-profit organisation. Help would be greatly appreciated. Please contact 068-49799.

THANKS: Knockanure Development Association would like to thank the Department of Rural and Community Development, and Kerry County Council for the Financial Assistance received to cover Energy Costs, through the Community Activities Fund 2021.

ADORATION: Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Committee will be holding their monthly meeting in the Parish meeting room St. Mary’s Church Listowel Thurs. 25th Jan.’24 7.30p.m. Covering the Parishes of the Pastoral areas of Listowel and North Kerry. Further info Margaret 087-2976304/ Maureen 087-951 4352. Adoration takes place each Friday in the Sacristy in Duagh Church from 3pm until public rosary at 7pm followed by Mass at 7.30pm. Eucharistic Adoration: every Tues. in Moyvane after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.

COLLECTION: 2nd Collection at Masses this weekend 20th & 21st Jan. for the Needs of the Holy Land.

JOB: Facilitator Needed. The diocese wants a Facilitator from this parish to organize a meeting so as to explore the future of this parish. Each parish is being asked to do this. The meeting is scheduled for late February and on February 7th there will be a zoom training session for all those selected to be facilitators. If you are ready to volunteer or if you suggest a person, let Father Brendan know so that the name is sent to the diocese who will choose the person for this role. Time is short so please contact on/before January 28th.

PPC Meeting. Please remember that there will be a Parish Pastoral Council meeting on Wednesday February 7th, items for the agenda are welcome.

MISSION: Diocesan Mission 2024, Hope Alive! will take place Sun. Jan 21st–Weds. Jan 24th. Each day, you are invited to join in the Mission Talk, Prayer, Mass, Prayer Petition and Family Time. To participate please register

WEEK OF PRAYER for Christian Unity 18th to 25th Jan., Feast of the Conversion of St Paul) God is love – love one another, – surely a theme that unites all Christians..

DEATH has taken place of Sr. Rosarii (Margaret) O’ Sullivan (O.L.A. Sisters, Ardfoyle Convent, Cork) on Tuesday 16th January 2024 at Ardfoyle Convent. Sr. Rosarii (Baptismal name, Margaret). Formerly of Athea. Survived by her niece, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles (OLA). Predeceased by her parents, Ellen and Patrick James. Her sisters, Sr Liam OLA, and Mary. Requiem Mass on Friday, 19th January, at Ardfoyle Convent. T12 Y304. Sr. Rosarii’s Mass will be live streamed on the following link: Burial afterwards in the Community cemetery.

DEATH on 13th January 2024 of John Michael Mc Sweeney, Knocknaclugga, Athea. Predeceased by his parents William and Mary Anne. Survived by brothers Paddy, Liam and Martin, sisters Margaret (Leahy) and Mary (Ahern), brother in law Timmy, sisters in law Noreen, Eileen and Bridget, nieces, and nephews. Requiem Mass on Wednesday recorded and available to view on this link on Thursday 18th January. Burial afterwards in Calvary Cemetery Newcastle West.

ANNIVERSARIES: Pat Guiney, Bernie Walsh, Theresa Byrne, Mary Stack, Kay Harnett, Paddy Neville, Sr. Kathleen Hegarty, Patrick Walsh, Moss Joe Gilbert, James Harnett, Sr. Moira O Sullivan, John Paul McGrath, Sr. Deborah O Flaherty, Margaret O Hanlon, Bridie O Donnell, John Buckley, Pat O Connor,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.20th Jan.’24- Moyvane for John Moloney (3rd Aniv.) & his parents Mick and Mary Molone at 7.30pm; Sun.21st Jan.’24- Knockanure for Irene O’Keeffe (Aniv.) at 9.30am, Mass Moyvane a Special Intention at 11.00am; Tues.23rd Jan.’24-Moyvane for Bridget & John Holly, Emma & Jack O’Brien (Aniv.’s) at 10.00am; Weds.24th Jan.’24- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.25th Jan.’24- Moyvane for Mary Nolan (Aniv.) and deceased of the Nolan and Galvin families at 10.00am; Fri.26th Jan.’24- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.27th Jan.’24- Moyvane for Bill Horan (Aniv.) & deceased of the Horan family at 7.30pm; Sun.28th Jan.’24 – Knockanure for James & Kathleen O’Connor (Aniv.) The Hill, Knockanure at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for Ellie Mai, Mike Joe, Seamus & Tom O’Flaherty (Aniv.’s) The Village at 11.00am.

SOCIAL dance classes for adults: Waltzing, jiving etc : Monday 22nd Jan. Beginners: 7.00-8.00 pm, Advanced: 8.00-9.00 pm. Venue: Plaza Hall, Listowel. For bookings, please contact 087 7541631

Social dancing at Ballybunion Community Centre every Tuesday at 7.30pm.

Afternoon Dance at Plaza Listowel on 5th of Feb., dancing from 3pm to 5.30pm.

Adult Social Dance Classes: in Tarbert Community Centre Starting Thursday 25th January 7pm till 9pm. All levels of Dancers, no partner needed. Refreshments included. If interested text 087 1829702.

ST JOHN’S Listowel; they host the “The Spirit of Johnny Cash” on Saturday January 27th @ 8pm. More from 068 22566.

TEA DANCE in Asdee Community Centre on Sunday, February 4 from 2.30 – 5.30pm. – Fundraiser in aid of Cenacolo Community, Knock.

MUSICAL presented by Presentation Secondary School, Listowel, on 25th Jan at 7.30pm and on Friday 26th Jan at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

RAMBLING House Tarbert on Sat., 27th Jan at 8pm in the Community Centre, Tarbert.

CAO applicants deadline 1st Feb at 5pm.

IRISH School: Colaiste Ide Dingle open Day 24th of February 10.00am to 3pm. Call 066 915 1211.

COMPUTER course Every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm in The Bulter Centre, Listowel. This course is for adults. Please call Vivienne 086 0749758.

PARKINSON’S Information, Dr. Helena Moore, Consultant Neurologist & Clinical Director at the Bons Secours Hospital, Tralee will give a 1-hour presentation followed by a Q & A session in The Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee at 6.30pm–8pm Thurs. 25th Jan.’24. Free event open to people affected by Parkinson’s, their friends, families and wider community.

COMHALTAS Music, Listowel/Duagh; Music classes start at 11am for beginners and 11.30am onwards for intermediate and adult in tin whistle, flute, button accordion, fiddle, harp, banjo/mandolin, concertina, bodhran, guitar and drums. Call in to us from 10am to sign up and attend your first class on the same day.

FARMING: Tralee Chamber Alliance, in association with AIB, Kerry Group and the IFA will host ‘Building a Sustainable Agri Enterprise’ at The Meadowlands Hotel on Wednesday, January 24 at 7.30pm. Panellists include Pat Murphy, CEO Kerry Dairy Ireland Kerry Group; Tadhg Buckley, Director of Policy/ Chief Economist with the IFA and Donal Whelton, Head of Agri AIB Food & Fishing.

This is a free event

GLÓRACH: “The classic play ‘The Trojan Women’ by Euripides, and adapted for these parts by Brendan Kennelly, will take place at the Glórach Theatre on Saturday, January 20th. A look at war and the indiscriminate effect it has on women and children, the play is brought to life by the cream of North Kerry acting talent who comprise Memory Lane Theatre Group, Lixnaw, under the expert direction of Padraig Dennehy. Curtains up at 8 pm, tickets can be booked at 087 138 3940, on the door or at

Their first film screening of the New Year at Glorach takes place on Sunday, January 28th with the French film, ‘Driving Madeline’ by Christian Carion. A heart-warming film that charts the journey across Paris of taxi driver Charles and the elderly Madeline, who is set to enter a nursing home but has one last glorious look back at her life in the course of the drive across the city. Film at 7.30 pm and tickets can be booked at or at the door on the night.

RECOVERY HAVEN: Kerry Cancer Support House will have a Designer Fashion Showcase event taking place in the Gleneagle INEC Arena on February 1st, 2024. For further information please ring 066 7192122.

CONCERT & Ceili on Saturday 10th February at 8pm. an evening of music with Breanndán O Beaglaoich and Stiofán Ó Cuanaigh on Saturday 10th February at 8pm in Tomáisín’s Function Room, Lisselton. Tickets are are available at Ryans, Lisselton Cross, Tomáisin’s Bar and from Committee Members. For more information :

PANTO: Bus leaving NCW at 12 noon on Sunday, January 28 for the Matinee 3pm. and picking up in Abbeyfeale at 12.15pm. For more information and booking contact Maureen 087 9845102.

ART Lectures at the Red Door Gallery NCW begin on 24th Jan at 7.30pm, details from ncwarts

BRENDAN WALSH INTERNATIONAL EVANGELISER will lead a day of healing and teaching at Our Lady Of Lourdes Church Scartaglen on this Sunday Jan 21st, starting at 2.30 pm, Deacon Thady will preside over Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by the Rite of Benediction. The day will be accompanied by Sacred Music with Richard Curran.

DANCE at The Gleneagle Killarney celebrating 50 years in Politics by the Healy Rae’s on 9th of February at 8.30pm.

LOUGH DERG: Three Day Pilgrimage begins Friday 31st May until Thursday 15th August (Tuesday 13th last day to begin).

CAMINO: A group from Athea are hoping to do 100km of the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago from the 12th – 19th June 2024. Average walk 20km per day, please contact Denise on 086-6095716.

CONFERENCE: The Cantillon Conference 2024 in its tenth yea, will be hosted by Grett O’Connor, and will take place on March 7 at Ballygarry Estate Hotel, Tralee.

FARMERS in the ACRES CP co-operation scheme are invited to meet with the cooperation team staff with any queries may they have at Kilcummin GAA Club, V93 X459, Tues. 23rd Jan.’24, 14.30-20.30. Any queries contact Marianah Sahmad 064-6624607/ msahmad

LAWNMOWER: If you have a robotic lawnmower, you can protect hedgehogs by checking for any before you cut the grass and only running the machines during daylight hours.

BLOOD Pressure; The Irish Pharmacy Union on National Blood Pressure Day 2024, saw 600 participating pharmacies nationwide, offered free blood pressure checks on Thursday, January 18th.

ARDFERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Our first event this year is getting to know about Ireland’s Saint Brigid. We will be hosting a workshop dedicated to her, entitled: St Brigid: Exploring the folklore and legend. Tom Dillon, Listowel historian will deliver what promises to be a very interesting day of folklore, St. Brigid’s Crosses & various other stories of her life etc. The event will be held on

Saturday Jan. 27th at Ardfert Community Centre from 10.30 to 3pm. There will be a fee of €25 to attend & a light lunch, tea/coffee break will be included. We can be contacted by email at ardferthistoricalsociety or ring 0879292919 to book a place.

SAINT Brigid crosses are now being made locally.

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

The Gathering Festival of Music & Arts. Enjoy a weekend of concerts, céilís, workshops and a late-night festival club. Location: Gleneagle Hotel and INEC. Date: 28th February – 3rd March.

WRITING: Would you be interested in becoming part of a local creative writing group? The “Writer Liners” meet fortnightly on Tuesday’s from 10.30am-12.00pm in Listowel Library. Their next meeting is 23rd January. Listowel Writers Week; The Kerry Group Irish Novel of The Year 2024. Deadline: 19th February.

LIBRARY Glin: First up, is the Craft Group. This group meets fortnightly (1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month) with the next session starting at 10.30am on Wednesday 17th January. The classes aim to be fun, calming and relaxing and is open to all ages and abilities. The group provides a great way to meet new friends and have some fun. If this sounds right for you – please come along. Class is Free. Next is the Community Singing Group: This newly formed group has grown in numbers and sees them return to the Library, every Tuesday morning from 11.30am (note time change), starting on Tuesday 30th. Singing is great for the soul and has lots of benefits; boosts happiness, you make friends, improves ones sense of community, releases endorphins, strengthens the immune system and helps you to relax. With so many benefits, you’d be mad not to come along. All welcome. Contribution box in place. Facilitated by Bernie Hayes, Askeaton/Ballysteen. And finally, The Book Group. This fantastic group meets monthly on the last Wednesday & Thursday of the month. (January dates 24th & 25th) You do not need to be an avid reader to enjoy these classes. Come along and enjoy the company, sharpen your memory and cognitive skills, hear new perspectives and it’s a great way to meet new people all while enjoying a cup of tea. 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.


  1. Well done to Knockanure notes. Always informative. Keep it up.

    Le gach dea guí,

    Martin Moore,

Speak Your Mind