Knockanure Notes — 24th May, 2023

THANKS: Scoil Chorp Chríost would like to express a very special ‘Thank You’ to the Yershovy sisters who performed in Corpus Christi Church last weekend in aid of Scoil Chorp Chríost.

It was a wonderful performance and they captivated the audience and we were honoured to hear them live. Sincere thanks to Fr. Brendan Carmody for the use of the Church in Knockanure, and to all who supported us on both nights.

FEET: Care of the Aged Moyvane/Knockanure, Chiropodist will attend the Marian Hall Weds. 24th May @10am. For apt. contact Noreen 068-49238.

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

BLOOD Donation Clinic, Community Centre Ballybunion Thurs. 25th May 4.45pm–8.00pm. New Donors urgently needed, phone 1800 222 111.

WALK: Guided Biodiversity Walk with Consultant Geoff Hunt will take place from Carrigafoyle Castle on Sunday 21st May at 1pm. Attendance is free and all are welcome.

GAA Knockanure, Lotto Results from Tuesday May 16th, Jackpot was €2,700. Numbers Drawn: 3, 6, 7 and 24; No winner but lucky dips went to:1. Mike Hussey, Ballyduff, c/o Con Lynch; 2. Eileen Leahy, Trien; 3. Timmie Leahy, Tralee; 4. Eileen Enright, Lissaniska, and 5. Margaret Clancy, Knockanure.

Next draw Tuesday May 23rd in the clubhouse and jackpot will be €2,800. All are welcome!

ROSARY at 8pm in Knockanure during May on Tuesday and Thursday evening; at Moyvane Grotto every Tues. 7pm ; at 7pm at O’Connell’s Ave Grotto every Sunday at 6pm.; Finuge Grotto every Monday at 8.00 p.m. and Killocrim Grotto every Friday at 8.00 p.m. Rosary every evening from Monday to Friday during the month of May at 7.30pm at the Marian Shrine in the Square, Tarbert. All are welcome.

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. At the recent Pastoral Council Meeting, among other things, it was noted that the Easter ceremonies went well, Masses for now should remain, though arrangements for alternatives on Sunday should be explored (when there will be no Sunday Mass). Wheelchair facility in Church needs to be addressed. During school holidays the grids at the entrances will be closed.

On the weekend of May 27th & 28th Fr. Wilhad (Rosminlan Priest from Tanzania & Kenya) will do a Mission Awareness Appeal at Masses. Bishop Ray has given permission. Welcome Fr. Willy.

From June 2nd to June 28th inclusive, Fr. Brendan plans to be away, Fr. Liam O’Connell will be here. He was here last year. Welcome Fr. Liam!

DEATH of Margaret (Gretta) Bambury (nee Galvin) Knoppogue, Mallow and late of Ballymackessy, Ballylongford, on May 17th 2023, wife of the late Pat Joe, mother of Anne (Gleeson), grandmother of James and sister of the late John and Sr. Felix LCM (Nora). Survived by her family, son-in-law Jim, and relatives.

ANNIVERSARIES: May 13 the 79th death anniversary of Venerable Edel Quinn, Sr. Laboure Sheehy, Mossie Kearney, Joe Lyons, Tom Molyneaux, Peg Sheahan, Maureen O Sullivan, Bibi Dillon, Kathleen Culhane, Mike Joe Cronin, Elizabeth Imelda Sheehan, Mary Moriarty, Kit Breen,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 20th May’23 Moyvane- Mike Brosnan, Recently Deceased at 7.30pm;

Sun.21st May’23- Knockanure- The Ascension of the Lord, for Mary Therese & Patrick Kennelly, Sisters Nora & Mary Rose Kennelly & Sister in law Laurene Kennelly, Aniv’s at 9.30am, and Mass

Moyvane –for Anne Prendiville (Aniv.) at 11.00am; Tues.22nd May’23 Moyvane for Maurice Kearney (1st Aniv.) Kilbaha & Manchester at 10.00am; Weds.23rd May’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.24th May’23- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.25th May’23 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.26th May’23 Moyvane for William Hudson, Recently Deceased at 12 noon and Mass in evening for Cornelius O’Carroll, Recently Deceased Manchester & New Houses Moyvane at 7.30pm; Sun.27th May’23 Knockanure Pentecost Sunday at 9.30am and Mass Moyvane Missionaries at 11.00am.

THE LETTER FILM will be showing in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel Friday 26th May 6.30pm. The film came about following Pope Francis letter to us all called Laudato Si our responsibility to the environment. All are welcome and it’s free and a great film.

Laudato Si’ Week 21-28 May 2023. Theme: ‘Hope for the Earth. Hope for humanity. This week marks the 8th anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’ letter to all of us on ‘Caring for Our Common Home: Laudato Si’. “Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of

virtue; it is not an optional or secondary aspect of our Christian experience.”

FUNDRAISING BBQ: Christy’s Listowel in aid of Kerry Parents and Friends Centre Listowel on 4th June from 6pm.

WRITERS’ Week, Listowel is Ireland’s oldest Literary and Arts Festival. Begins this year Wednesday 31 May 2023. Fr. Anthony Gaughan, donated all of his awards to be displayed in Kerry Writers’ Museum in Listowel, has written 45 scholarly histories. His best known book is Listowel and its Vicinity.

ST JOHN’S: Saturday 20th May 8pm- Lisa Lambe in Concert – ‘Night Visiting’ Songs and stories from the hearth. With Lisa Lambe; Wed 24th Concert with Frankie Gavin and Catherine McHugh; Thursday June 1st Theatre- The Country Boy, with Lixnaw Memory Lane Theatre; Sat 3rd Theatre- The Musical Matchmaker, details from 068 22566.

RACING: Listowel from Saturday June 3 to Monday June 5 over the June Bank Holiday weekend.

Racing Limerick 25th and 26th of May.

GLORACH NEWS: play ‘Robert Service, Bard of the Yukon’ a one man show by Mike O’Mahoney on Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th. Curtains up at 8 pm for each show, and tickets can be booked at 0871383940 or at Cherish the Ladies at the Glórach on Saturday, May 20th.

THANKS: Ballybunion Sea & Cliff Rescue Service wish to thank, those who contributed to our recent Church gate collection in Moyvane & Knockanure. Your generosity and continued support is greatly appreciated.

CREDIT UNION: Cois Sionna Desmond Credit Union are now operating 11 offices in West Limerick / North Kerry, they have assets of over €230m.

GAA: Kerry are through to the 2023 TG4 Munster Senior Championship final after they beat Tipperary at Galtee Rovers GAA club in Bansha recently. Kerry 2-8- Tipperary 1-5. will face Cork in the provincial decider in on May 28.

THEATRE: St John’s Youth Theatre they attend the 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

MARK Leen, is performing at Brosna Hall on May 27th, at 8pm. This is a ticket only event so please

Call Mike Moriarty on 087 6927496 for tickets or further information.

ST PIO National Pilgrimage to Holy Cross Abbey near Thurles takes place on May 28th, details from 069 62306.

FEAST of Our Lady, Help of Christians is celebrated on Wednesday 24th May, a day of special prayer for the Church in China. Feast of St Rita 22nd of May: She is known as patroness of lost causes.

PRAY for Life; Tuesday 23rd May to Wednesday 31st May (Feast of the Visitation). Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life in Ireland. Sign up below to get the daily novena prayers delivered to your inbox. This is an initiative of the Council for Life of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

POPE: At the request of the Holy Father, the Secretariat responsible for the Universal Synod has invited the Church around the world to hold a moment of Marian Prayer on 31 May.

Ascension Sunday, the 57th World Day of Communications on the theme “Speaking with the heart “The truth in love” (Eph 4:15)”.

ORDINATION: We extend our good wishes to Mark Foley who will be ordained in Wisconsin, USA, for

the diocese of Madison on May 26th. Mark was born in Tralee.

MUSIC: The Dingle Summer Music Festival took place from Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 21 and

Official Opening Ceremony and Concert was with Ukrainian Tenor, Misha Dimov and Louise Foxe on the piano.

COLQUITT ACCAPELLA CHOIR: will be performing at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Killarney on the 29th of May at 5pm. Colquitt Accapella Choir under the direction of Mr Jimmy L. Jarvis JR is from the City of Moultie in the State of Georgia, USA,, The Choir is sponsored by the Colquitt County High Schill, Colquitt Board of Education. Come and Witness their amazing performance. For more information, please contact KDYS on 066 7121674.

FLEADH: Limerick County Fleadh will take place in Kilfinane over the June Bank Holiday Weekend 2023.

The Kerry County Fleadh will take place in the Tintáin Theatre, Ballybunion on June 10th and 11th and in St Joseph’s Secondary School on June 17th and 18th.

LARTIGUE open until October 1st, the Lartigue will operate every afternoon from 1pm to 4.30pm.

KERRY College are hosting Pathway Open Days start with the Listowel Campus on Thursday, May 25 from 11am to 2pm, and at the Clash Campus in Tralee on Monday, May 29 from 11am to 2pm.

DESMOND Castle in Newcastle West, on Wednesday, May 17 had a discussion to mark the centenary of the end of the Civil War. Michael Collins, Commander in Chief of the Free State Army visited Newcastle West and inspected troops in front of the castle August 14, 1922.

SPEECH: Anthony Garvey of Tralee Toastmasters has won the Final of the District 91 International Speech Contest held at the Barbican Centre in London recently.

LOUGH DERG 2023, Commencing 1st of June until Monday 15th of August (last day to begin Sunday 13th of August) Three Day Pilgrimages, One Day Retreat, Residential Retreat, Lakeshore Pilgrimage and Quiet Day, For further information, please email mary or contact +353(0)719861518. Webpage;

UGANDA: Pilgrims are traveling to Namugongo Shrine for the annual June 3 Martyrs’ Day celebration, one of the world’s largest religious gatherings expected to bring together over one million pilgrims.

ROSARY RALLY: Saturday June 3rd from 1pm at Knock Shrine. With talks, Stations of the Cross and Holy Mass. To book a place on the bus call Noreen on 087 7613985 or Eilís 087 6341538.

CEMETERY: Ballydonoghue’23 Cemetery Masses, Lisselton Monday June 12th and Gale Thursday June 15th. Both at 8.00pm. St. John’s Cemetery Mass will be held on Friday 9th June at 7 p.m.

Listowel; St. Michael’s, Tuesday, 20th June; St. John Paul II, Wednesday June 21st, and Finuge Cemetery, Thursday 22nd June. Each Mass will take place at 8pm.

HELPLINES: HSE Mental Health Information Line 1800111888. Senior Line Friendly Listening Service 1800 804591.

NEWKD HOME VISITATION in partnership with Community Work Department HSE are pleased to invite you to participate in our 2nd Reconnecting with Services for Older Persons Day. This is a free event and offers services the opportunity to engage and interact with existing and potential service users. Monday 22nd May 2023 Listowel Community Centre, Town Park, Listowel, Co. Kerry, V31 VK13.

ART: Lidl are looking for entries for the Ladies Gaelic Football Association 50th Anniversary design, call to store for details.

RUN: On Thursday, May 25, Eoghan Galvin will set off from Tralee to Dingle — via the Conor Pass —

he is taking on the challenge in memory of his mother Anne O’Keeffe Galvin, she availed of Kerry Cancer Support Group and the Palliative Care Unit in University Hospital Kerry before she died in 2016. He is raising funds for the above charities.

AFRICA Day in Tralee Town Park runs from 1.30pm-5pm on Sunday May 28th, this family fun event that will be both educational and entertaining.

ERP in conjunction with Kerry County Council will be hosting a free Electrical Recycling Event on Saturday 27th May From 10am to 4pm, at Cahills SuperValu Carpark, Ballybunion.

RED CROSS First responder course, at the Ashe Hotel, Tralee, details from 087 927 6504, begins on 28th of May.

FREE: Bord Bia offers free, online learning for Bord Bia farm scheme members, through the Farm Sustainability Learning Hub.

To get started on the learning hub, farmers need only visit and click on Farm Sustainability Learning Hub.

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