Knockanure Notes — 25th January, 2023

PARISH: Pastoral Council meets 7th Feb. at 8pm. Items to be discussed to the Office by Feb. 4th please. Youth Leadership training for 14-19 year olds in a parish setting open to all young people in all parishes. The Training day will be on the 11th February in Listowel provided by our diocesan youth team. Contact Brian on 0874545409 if interested. Workshop for PPC took place as Fr. Ger Godley provided an overview of how the Pastoral Council should operate in Parishes, stressing that we are moving from where the Parish Priest was the centre of focus to where the Parish needs to assume responsibility for its direction and the PPC should assume the animating vote.

Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. 2nd Collection next weekend 28th & 29th Jan. for the Needs of the Holy Land.

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY the objective of dementia friendly Listowel is to promote awareness and training in ensuring that people with dementia and memory deficit, feel understood, valued and socially connected.Listowel meeting on January 24th 2023 at 7:30pm. in the Ard Chúram Fuchsia Centre on the Hospital Grounds, Greenville, Listowel, V31867. For further information contact: Pat Carmody 0871335195 / Finbarr Mawe 0872316017 / Mike Moriarty 0879521324 & Marie Reen 0872180181.

Diocesan Mission 2023 The online Mission, Growing in Love, will take place from Sunday Jan 22nd – Wednesday 25th. Each day, you are invited to join in the Mission talk, Prayer, Mass, Reflection, Prayer Petition and Family Time. Speakers include Dr Patricia Kieran, Fr Hugh Lagan, Fr Michael Conway and Tríona Doherty. To participate in the Mission, register through the diocesan website,

The Eucharistic celebrations will be: Ballybunion Sun. Jan. 22nd @11.30am, facebook streaming

Theme: Love; Kenmare Mon. Jan. 23rd @10.00am, Webcam, Theme: Find the Treasure; Killorglin Tues. Jan.24th @10.30am, Webcam, Theme: Love for others, and Dingle Weds. Jan. 25th @10.00am, Webcam, Theme: Call to Love. For further details contact Tomas 086-3683778.

FEAST of St Brigid on Feb. 1st, many will be making St Brigid Crosses, plenty of rushes in the locality.

How to make a St Brigid’s cross from willow

Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul is celebrated on Wed. 25th January; Feast of St. Angela Merici is celebrated on Fri. 27th January, founder of the Ursuline teaching order of sisters.

ANNIVERSARIES: Emma O’Brien, Theresa Byrne, Mary Stack, Mary Morrissey, Kay Harnett, Paddy Neville, Lily O’Keeffe, Pat Cunningham, Sr. Kathleen Hegarty, Patrick Walsh, Moss Joe Gilbert, James Harnett, Sr. Moira O’Sullivan, Maud Enright, John Paul McGrath, Sr. Deborah O’Flaherty, Martina Noonan, Mary Savage, Margaret O’Hanlon, Bridie O’Donnell, Eily Mai O’Flaherty, Tess Geoghegan, Sr. Hubert Foley,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.21st Jan.’23- Moyvane Bill Horan & deceased members of the Horan family

(Mary Stack, 2nd Aniv., Aughrim) at 7.30pm; Sun.22nd Jan.’23 Knockanure- People of the Parish at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for John Carmody (1st Aniv.) The Hill, Gortdromasillihy at 11.00am; Tues.24th Jan.’23 – Moyvane for Mary Nolan, (Aniv.) Glenalappa, and Deceased of Nolan & Galvin families at 10.00am; Weds.25th Jan.’23 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.26th Jan.’23 Moyvane for Eileen Collins (Aniv.), Glin Rd. at 10.00am; Fri.27th Jan.’23 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.28th Jan.’23 Moyvane for Peter McGrath (3rd Aniv.) and John McGrath (2nd Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.29th Jan.’23 Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Mike Joe, Eilly Mai, Seamus & Tom O’Flaherty, The Village, (Aniv.’s) at 11.00am.

SCHOOLS: Catholic Schools Week 2023 will be celebrated in schools and parishes across Ireland from Sunday 22nd January to Sunday 29th January 2023.

ST. PATRICK’S PONTIFICAL UNIVERSITY 2023: Applications for Post-Graduate and Ministries Programmes now open. To find out more – call – 017084778.

RDS Dublin, Divine Mercy conference Saturday 18th February.

ADULT LITERACY CLASSES starting in The Butler Centre, Listowel. Everyday Maths / Computers for Beginners / Smartphone for Beginners / English as a Second Language (ESOL) for all levels. Please contact Mary 086 7969627.

IRISH SPEAKING: Abbeyfeale branch of Conradh na Gaeilge , began their Coiral Comhrá on Wednesday, January 18 from 7.30 – 8.30pm in the Old Tech, Mountmahon. The classes will run for six weeks. Further information or to book your place from Donal Murphy on 068 31661 (9am – 5pm.)

MOUNTMAHON, ABBEYFEALE: free courses starting in January 2023; Please call the office on 06831198 for more information, Email: fetabbeyfeale or register at

BLOOD TRANSFUSION CLINIC will take place in Listowel Arms Hotel Wednesday 25/01/2023- 16:45 – 20:00 Thursday 26/01/2023- 16:45 – 20:00 To book please ring 1800 222 111.

• 1 in 4 of us will need a blood transfusion in our lifetime. •67% of donated blood is used to treat cancer patients & people with blood disorders. • 27% of donated blood is used in surgery and emergency situations. • 6% of donated blood is used to treat blood loss after childbirth & to help premature babies. • 100% of donated blood is precious and saves lives in Ireland every day.

JOBS: Kerry Group are currently recruiting for General Operatives in Listowel.

It is a full-time, seasonal position. The shift will depend on a team you join, and it can be either 12 hours a day, 4 days on 4 days off or 8 hours a day, Monday to Friday. Overtime are available.

CAO: 2,500 from Kerry – will be seeking a third level college course. Applicants have until 5pm on 1st February to submit an application form.

ST JOHN’S: Concert with the Yonder Boys on Friday 27th Jan, Just Write Celebrating 20 years of local Writing Group at 2pm on Sat 28th of Jan, and on Feb 2nd, a Piano Concert with David Syme, an American, details from 068 22566.

CONCERT at Glorach in Abbeyfeale, On Saturday, January 28th, with Tim O’Brien, will take to the stage alongside his partner Jan Fabricius. Curtains up at 8 pm, tickets can be booked at or at 0871383940.

DRAMA: The Loughill/Ballyhahill drama group, will perform, The Buds of Ballybunion in The Tintean Theatre, on Saturday night January 28 at 7.30pm.

RAMBLING house in Listowel on the last Thursday of every month from 9.15 pm in the Seanachai Centre. Rambling House will take place in the Community Centre, Tarbert on Saturday 28 January at 8pm. Every 1st Thursday of each month there is a Rambling House in the Community Centre in Knockanure.

PPN registered groups in the Listowel Municipal District

MOVING WEST on TG4. The show focussing on Kerry will be broadcast at 8.30pm, January 25. Mary Kennedy travels to Kerry.

BUS: 066 714 7002. Currently there are in excess of 150 regular bus routes operating all over Kerry under the management of TFI Local Link Kerry.

The National Transport Authority have launched a one-year pilot programme for a localised, licenced #localhackneyservice to help improve transport choices for people in rural areas.

WALKING: Operation Transformation – Ireland Light’s Up. The weekly walks in Athea continue on Thursday evening at 7pm.


On Saturday 4th February 2023 there is a Rock music night happening not to be missed. Tomáisíns in Lisselton V31 DE68 will be hosting a huge line up for a Palliative Care Unit, University Hospital Kerry FUNDRAISER in memory of Billy Leahy, Trien, Kilmorna. Organised by his friends the impressive line up will include well known local artists Mudcat kicking off proceedings followed by headline act Whiplash – Metallica Tribute Band with the night being rocked away by the entertaining DJ Martin Behan. Tickets just €10 for this mega night.

All proceeds going to Palliative Care Unit UHK with a growing number of impressive spot prizes to be raffled on the night! To support this wonderful cause tickets are available from Brian (087) 1497210, John (087) 2116353 & Dave (087) 7584129. Tickets will also available at the door. Don’t miss out buy your tickets now in support of a great cause and what is planned to be a fantastic night out.

Billy was a heavy metal rocker fanatic all his life. Always bestowing his love of rock (heavy rock) to both family and friends. Billy was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in October 2021 and whilst he faced this disease with tremendous courage and strength, he passed away on February 17th 2022. He spent a time within the Palliative Care Unit in UHK where the care, support and treatment were out of this world. He received the best care from the best team. His family will be forever grateful to this incredible team for what they did for Billy. This event is a fitting tribute to Billy and supports an amazing cause. Unfortunately so many have been touched by this awful disease and this facility in Tralee, like so many more around the country, has offered patients superior patient care always. All proceeds from this rock night go towards the Palliative Unit, UHK. We appreciate your support!

GAA: Congratulations to Kelly Enright, who was recently selected for the Kerry Ladies Gaelic Football Minor Panel for 2023. Saturday 28th January in the Listowel Arms Hotel a night of Celebration for the County Minor Champions. A day for the development of your club on Saturday 4th of February, begins at 10am in St Michael’s College, Listowel.

UNIVERSITY: Department of Health and Leisure Studies at Munster Technological University are hosting an information evening to share details of courses available on Wednesday, January 25 at 7pm.

ST PIO: On Tuesday night 17 Jan 2023 in Castleisland a crowd from many parts of the county and well beyond, gathered in the Church of Saints Stephen and John to witness Padre Pio devotee and PP Fr. Mossie Brick accepting a healing glove of St. Pio. Fr. Brick acknowledged the thousands of people who tuned into the ceremony via live-stream and the church radio system.

TEA DANCE: Paddy Quilligan is the attraction for Mary McArthur’s first tea dance of 2023 in Fr. Casey’s Club House, Sunday February 19 from 3-6pm. All funds to Kerry Hospice.

GUIDE Dogs for the Blind Tralee Branch has announced that their ‘Puppy Love’ Valentine’s Dance fundraiser will take place on Friday, February 10 in The Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee. Doors open at 7.30pm. It costs IGDB €53,000 to breed, train and care for one Guide Dog over its working life.

ROSE: The communities in Limerick that will select Community Roses are Newcastle West, Adare and Abbeyfeale, and a Rose will also be selected in the city.

LOCAL BORN: Munster Bovine’s Doreen Corridan outlined what will be required from the cow of the future in Ireland. She noted that cows will have to become more resource efficient and sustainable. She added that dairy cows will have to be capable of generating calves that can be integrated into the beef industry. Commenting on the dairy herd’s Economic Breeding Index (EBI), she said that the top 20% of dairy cows in EBI should be used to produce the replacement heifers for the dairy herd and warned against using beef bulls on these. She noted that farmers with cows in the bottom 20% of EBI should consider buying their replacement dairy heifers from the herds in the top 20%.

She was speaking at the recent, Cattle Association of Veterinary Ireland 2023 conference at the Tullamore Court Hotel, Co. Offaly.

ART: Texaco Children’s Art Competition now in its 69th year, closing date 28th Feb. 2023.

ARTS; You will be able to find the latest information on Artist Residencies, the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail, Youth Arts, Festivals & Events, Film, Public & Visual Art, Arts Funding, Arts Publications, Creative Ireland, Cruinniú na nÓg and Culture Night. There is also an External Links section which has over 75 helpful links to government arts organisations, European arts organisations, national organisations representing each artform and arts venues.

Kerry Arts Website ( )

FAITH: “There is no problem we cannot solve, no person we cannot convert, no community we cannot win to the Faith. There is nothing we cannot accomplish if we can but call upon the Omnipotence of God to help us. ”

GRANTS for Streetscape Scheme. Full details of what is involved in the scheme are available in the Application Form which must be returned to the Administrator, Andy Smith, Listowel Municipal Offices, County Kerry by the deadline of 5pm. 31 January 2023.

FUNDS: Open to GAA, LGFA, and Camogie clubs in the Republic of Ireland, the €800,000 funding is designed to make existing walking tracks more accessible to persons with mobility issues, such as older persons and wheelchair users. Funding may also cover the upgrading or installation of lighting designed to prolong the hours of usage particularly during the dark winter evenings.

Closing Date for Applications is Tuesday 31st of January 2023.

POPE: The LETTER – a film with Pope Francis. THE LETTER – The film explores issues including Indigenous rights, climate migration, science, and youth leadership in the context of action on climate and nature. The highlight of the film is the exclusive dialogue that the people from these communities have with Pope Francis after saying yes to his letter inviting them to meet with him in Rome. To be screened Friday 27th January 7.00pm to 8.45pm at Saint John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. All are welcome. Please reply by 25th January to Karen.kent or by telephone to 066 7122522 if you wish to attend.

TRAINING for catechists will take place in Limerick city 3-5 Feb, hosted by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. All are welcome and no previous formation is required. Spaces are limited. Registration closes on Jan 27th. Please contact limerick for more information or to register.

TG4 26 Jan 21:30; The definitive GAA sports series returns to TG4 this spring for its 21st series. This hour-long format has proved a huge success, bringing each player’s personal stories to screen. The series features eight Laochra with genuine star quality and reveals deeper, fresh and sometimes unexpected insights into the lives of these icons. While their sporting careers continue to provide the backdrop to the story, the series travels well beyond the four white lines. Gripping personal storylines will compel viewers to travel towards territory unique to the GAA television landscape.

TRALEE Bay Wetlands are to host a number of events to coincide with the 52nd anniversary of the signing of the Ramsar Convention. Guided Wild Wetlands Urban Walks at 3pm on Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th & Monday 6th February at 3pm. details, call 066 7126700. visit the website

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