Knockanure Notes — 25th October, 2023

CONGRATULATIONS: North Kerry Cumann na mBunscol 4/5 Teacher Champions. Knockanure National School are extremely proud and beyond delighted for our Cumann na mBunscol team who played their hearts out to win their first ever 4/5 Teacher North Kerry title. They overcame Coolard in the semi-final and beat Ballyduff in the final by 2 points….after extra-time!! We are so thrilled for a great bunch of players who played some fantastic football and showed great determination to bring the trophy home to Scoil Chorp Chríost.

ENROLMENT: We are delighted to announce that our School Enrolment is now open for September 2023. Ring 068 49130 for details.

COURSE: Literacy Skills for Everyday Living? Kerry ETB adult part-time course, Listowel. Contact Mary 086-7969627. All part-time courses are free.

SYMPATHY: At a recent Board of Management of Scoil Chorpchriost, the following votes of sympathy was passed- To the O’ Connor & Murphy Families on the death of Eileen Murphy, Lyrecrompane; To Buckley Families on the death of Bridget Buckley, late England and Keylod; 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; To The Brouder Families on the death of Moss Brouder, Athea

DEATH of John Lynch, The Village, Moyvane, on October 14th, 2023. John is survived by his parents Noreen and Joe, brother Jody, sisters Siobhan and Marie, uncles Liam and Thomas, aunts Joan and Peg, brothers-in-law Donnacha and Ger, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for John was celebrated at The Church of The Assumption, Moyvane, on Thursday morning, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH of The death has occurred of Sister Mary Hanrahan of Kilbaha, Moyvane, and Olney, England on 1st October 2023. A member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, she died at Burlington House, Woburn Sands. Sister Mary is survived by, sisters Sr. Veronica (Peggy), Kathleen (Mulvihill, Shronowen, Listowel), brother Jackie (Kilbaha), sister-in-law Teresa. She will be sadly missed by her family, and extensive circle of friends in Ireland and England. The funeral mass for Sister Mary was held in Our Lady, Help of Christians and St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Olney on Friday 20th October, burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora O Donoghue, Eddie and Mary Costelloe, Maurice Collins, Kitty Moore, Patrick Healy, David Stack, Tom Normoyle, Martin Scanlon, James Moody, Joe McKenna, Breda Dore, Mary Sheehan.

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 21st Oct.’23- Moyvane for Nora O’Donoghue nee Leahy & Baby Leah O’Donoghue (Aniv.’s) Moyvane & Perth at 7.30pm; Sun.22nd Oct.’23- Knockanure for Denis McEvoy (Aniv.) & deceased members of McEvoy & Foley families at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Jack & Bridie Stackpoole (Aniv.’s) at 11.00am; Tues.24th Oct.’23- Moyvane for Sean Broderick (Aniv.) Coilagurteen at 10.00am; Wed.25th Oct.’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thur.26th Oct.’23- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.27th Oct.’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.28th Oct.’23-Moyvane for Mary Ellen Flaherty (Aniv.) Keylod at 7.30pm; Sun.29th Oct.’23 – Knockanure for John Gerard McMahon (Aniv.) Carraughera at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Michael & Breda Dore (Aniv.) at 11.00am.


2nd Collection on Oct. 21st & 22nd Oct. for Mission Sunday

FAIR in Athea on Saturday, Nov. 4th.

POPE John Paul 11, Monday, Oct. 16 marked 45 years to the day that Cardinal Pericles Felici announced that “Karol, Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, Wojtyla” had been elected pope. He was the first non-Italian since Dutchman Adrian VI in 1523. Feast of St. John Paul II is celebrated on Sunday 22nd October. He was pope for twenty-six years and visited 104 countries. In 1979 he visited Ireland. Feast of Blessed Taidhg Mac Carthaigh (1455-1492) is celebrated on Wed. 25th October. Appointed Bishop of Cloyne and Cork, he was opposed by the Earl of Desmond. He set out for Rome where his appointment was confirmed by the pope, but he died on the return journey to Ireland.

KNOCKANURE GAA Lotto Results from Tuesday October 10th- Jackpot was €4,800. Numbers Drawn: 2, 6, 12, and 21. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. John Murphy, St Itas Road, Abbeyfeale; 2. Jill McCarthy, Whites Bar; 3. Johnny Flynn, c/o Jim Greaney; 4. Donnchadh Woods, Knockanure, and

5. Jim Gould, Kilmorna. Draw, Tuesday October 17th in the clubhouse and jackpot will be €4,900, All are welcome as always.

CONGRATULATIONS to the students who received their results in the Junior Cycle exam this year, about 3,597 sat the exam in Kerry.

DISCO will be held in the Hall, Athea on October 29th from 5 to 7pm. This is organised by Athea Playground Committee.

FESTIVAL TIME; The October Bank Holiday weekend Moyvane Village Festival. The Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and the organisers have an action-packed line-up for the weekend.

Friday night, October 27: The opening night promises to be a very special evening of stories about the great John Moriarty, late of Ahalahana, by international storyteller and author, Martin Shaw. ‘John Moriarty: Grounded in Story’ is a night not to be missed. Martin Shaw will be joined on the night by Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Mary McGillicuddy, and Amanda Carmody. Followed by refreshments and time to chat. Doors open 7.00pm. Event starts at 7.30pm. Tickets available at local outlets, including Kennelly’s Hardware & BD Agriparts, GAA committee members, or email mda. Price €15. Please book early as places are limited.

On Saturday, October 28, we are delighted to welcome the Carlow-based Palatine GAA team who will take on our own Moyvane GAA team. Palatine GAA have previously hosted Moyvane GAA and we are delighted to now welcome them to North Kerry for, what promises to be, a highly entertaining and competitive GAA game. Kick off is at 3.00pm in the GAA pitch. On Saturday night, we have a real treat in store where we will host a Community Celebration Night, featuring a champagne reception on arrival, a three course meal, full bar, and live music. We will also be showing the Rugby World Cup final on a big screen! Doors open with a champagne reception at 6.00pm, followed by dinner at 7pm. Tickets available at local outlets, including Kennelly’s Hardware & BD Agriparts, GAA committee members, or email mda. Tickets will cost you €50.

Sunday, October 29, is a big family-fun day with a Vintage Show, Dog Show and Kiddies Tractor Run. We are delighted to welcome The Rattlin’ Rogues to Moyvane on Sunday night, where they will, no doubt, raise the roof of our Community Sports Hall before handing it over to DJ Ray Stack. Doors open at 8.00pm. Tickets available at local outlets, including Kennelly’s Hardware & BD Agriparts, GAA committee members, or email mda. Price €20

Bank Holiday Monday, October 30, starts with the North Kerry Harriers Hunt. As night falls, we have a real ‘treat’ in store for our young people with the return of the highly-rated ‘Trail of Horrors. We close our festival weekend with a Monster Raffle and the Moyvane GAA lotto draw.

THANKS: Moyvane Development Association wishes to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a €2000 grant received from Dept. of Community and Rural Development and KCC under the Community Enhancement Programme 2022. This grant will assist with the purchase of equipment and operating costs.

MARKET: Abbeyfeale Town Square Saturday October 28 from 10am – 3pm. Further details Val 087 6680879.

FOOD Fair at Listowel celebrates its 28th fair this year from Thursday 9th – Monday 13th November.

Opening ‘Celebratory Awards Banquet’ with Darina Allen at the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, November 9. More on Food Fair at

MART in Listowel had their opening dairy sale on 18th of October.

DROUGHT bites according to the Farmers Journal of 10th of June 2023, fodder survey ordered.

MASS: Invitation to Medjugorje Mass: People who have been on pilgrimage to Medjugorje or who are thinking of, are invited to Sunday Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, Milltown on Sun. Oct. 29th 11:15a.m. All Welcome.

LATIN MASS will be offered Sunday 29th October at 12.00 noon at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, by Fr. Bernard Healy. More information from LatinMassTralee

BOARDING School; Glenstal Abbey School, 7 day boarding school, Open Evening Weds. 25th Oct. 7.30pm-9.00pm at the Rose Hotel, Tralee. Booking required 061-621011.

“Come & See” Vocations Retreat 18th-19th Nov.’23, St. Patrick’s College Maynooth for those interested in exploring a vocation to the Diocesan Priesthood. Accomodation & meals provided in the seminary. Please contact Deacon Conor Bradley Vocations Director 087-3664057 to reserve a place.

GROW Mental Health in person support groups are re-starting on Wednesday 25th October from 8pm-10pm in the Seanchaí Centre 24 the Square Listowel For More Information Contact Jerry 086 0271990 or visit

DIABETES Ireland is delighted to announce that as part of our World Diabetes Day Celebrations, our face-to-face Free Annual Health Awareness Exhibition will be held in the Limerick Strand Hotel on Sunday 5th November 2023 from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm and is dedicated to people and their families living with Diabetes. They will be hosting several education workshop streams for people living with Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes and parents of children living with Diabetes. For more information, contact 01 8428118 or email info

50 PLUS SHOW in the Greenhills Hotel, Conference and Leisure Centre is free, call 01 496 9028, or visit There is also a free shuttle service from the City Centre. The timetable and a full list of what’s on will be posted on Opening times are 10am to 4pm daily.

FREE Travel; Aircoach, private bus and coach operator, has announced that Free Travel Passes (FTP) under the Department of Social Protection Free Travel Scheme, will now be accepted on their Cork (704X) and Galway (706/706X) routes.

BUS from Moyvane to Listowel; Every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday and bus from Knockanure to Listowel-

Bus from Moyvane to Limerick Monday- Saturday;

NATIONAL LEARNING NETWORK; Need some help getting back on track? Been out of the loop for a while? Our upcoming FOCUS COURSE could be just what you need. This 12 month course is a Wellness, Recovery and Mental Health Wellbeing Programme that commences Mid October. Interested? Call Jane on 087-9540886 for a chat and more information or NLN 0667122533.

DANCE: Big Maggie presents a Special Halloween Dance on Bank Holiday Sunday, October 29 at the Longcourt Hotel, NCW with music by Billy O’Brien and Timmy Lehane. Dancing from 9.30 – 11.30pm.

KERRY County Museum on Thursday, October 26 at 7.30pm, join historian Tom Dillon for ‘Folklore, Halloween and the Supernatural in Kerry’. Tom will explore traditions associated with Halloween and the traditions associated with the Celtic festival of Samhain along with Kerry stories of the supernatural from the banshees to fairy forts, the pooka and more. Everyone is welcome to share their own stories. The event is free but booking is necessary on 066-7127777 or email education

BINGO Thursday night in Moyvane, starts at 8.00pm. Minimum prize money is €3,000.

BANNA Rescue open day on Sunday, October 22, from 12noon to 2pm, as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations.

SHOW: ‘Live n’ kickin’ Frances Kennedy’s new one woman show in St. John’s Theatre, Listowel on Friday, November 10 at 8pm. Bookings 06822566.

Sunday 22nd October at 7pm- Shaskeen return to St John’s Theatre with their 2023 Concert Tour.

RAMBLING House in Tarbert on last Saturday of the month. Listowel the last Thursday of the month.

SINGING group Celtic Brothers are returning to Abbeyfeale for the annual Christmas Concert which will be held on Friday 15th December.

CLOCKS go back one hour on the 29th.

CALAMITY JANE: Newcastle West Musical Society presents Calamity Jane in Feohanagh/ Castlemahon Hall V42 XH99 on Thursday November 2 – Saturday 4 and the following Thursday 9 – Saturday 11.

MILK: Kerry Group has a base milk price of 32c/L including a further 3c/L milk contract payment, inclusive of VAT for qualifying September supplies, the same as August.

FOOD: President Michael D. Higgins has called for a shift away “from an over-reliance on imported fertiliser, pesticide and seeds” at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in Rome (Monday, October 16). During an address to mark World Food Day at the opening session of the FAO’s World Food Forum, President Higgins also said it was time to “face up to some sobering facts” including that 1.6 billion tonnes of primary food production is “being wasted annually”

FARMERS: 90 representatives from Kerry Co-Operative Creameries were at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Monday, October 2nd 2013. They visited the Parliament building and had the chance to observe the parliament’s session.

MEP Deirdre Clune claims, reforms which aims to revise the European Union’s customs code will save Member States, up to €2 billion a year in operating costs.

FARM News; Stella Meehan, Aisling O’Brien and Breifne O’Brien bring you the biggest stories of the week in Irish agriculture

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