Knockanure Notes — 26th July, 2023

WELCOME to all our visitors, hope you have an enjoyable and fulfilling time among us.

Graveyard Masses; All Masses at 8pm. Friday Aug. 4th – Ahavoher; Tues. Aug.8th – Knockanure, and Wednesday 9th Aug. – Murhur.

PARISH: Maria, the Parish Secretary will be taking Annual Leave from July 17th- 28th. During this time Fr. Brendan will be in the office Weds, Thurs & Fri. from 11am-12noon, carmody.brendan4 068-49308, 087-9601549. Confessions: On request before/after any Mass; Eucharistic Adoration: every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Baptisms: Saturday afternoons only from 12 noon to 4pm.

DEATH has taken place of Nodie Brosnan (née McGrath), Moyvane Village and late of Ahalanna, Moyvane, on July 17th, 2023, wife of the late Jerry and sister of the late Peter and John. Nodie is survived by her son Mike, daughters Kay, Brenda, Aileen and Geraldine, sisters Nell, Brenda and Josephine, brothers Michael and Dick, daughter-in-law Breda, sons-in-law Tom, John, David and Aiden, grandchildren Gearóid and his wife Emer, Fiona, Jerh, Pat, Diarmuid, Micheál, Jack, Máire, Cillian, Padraig, Gráinne, Aoife, Darragh and Aodán, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Nodie was celebrated in Moyvane Church on 20th July, live-streamed on, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH of Margaret Noonan (née Ahern), Kilpadogue, Tarbert, and late of Dirreen, Athea, on July 15th, 2023. Margaret is survived by her husband Bill, sister Bridie O’Donnell, godchild Paddy Joe, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Margaret Noonan was celebrated at Tarbert Church followed by burial afterwards in Templeathea Cemetery, Athea.

ANNIVERSARIES: Patrick Shanahan, Lil Stack, John McAuliffe, Maureen Airey, Doreen Begley, Mary Holly, T.D. Sullivan, Sr. Mary O’Carroll, Michael O’Connor, Paudie Mullane, Canon James Neville, Nellie Ahern,

Mass intentions; Sat.22nd July’23- Moyvane for Ellen & Tom Sheehan & Imelda Sheehan (Aniv.’s) Kilbaha at 7.30pm; Sun.23rd July’23 –Knockanure for Nora & James Moore & son Willie (Aniv’s), Kilmorna at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Theresa (Tess) Mulvihill (Aniv.) Leitrim West at 11.00am; Tues.25th July’23- Moyvane for Siss Dore & her daughter Kathleen (Aniv.’s) at 10.00am; Weds.26th July’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thur.27th July’23- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri. 28th July’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat. 29th July’23- Moyvane for Jeremiah Mulvhill & deceased of Mulvihill family, Paddy Connolly & deceased of Connolly family (Aniv.’s) at 7.30pm; Sun. 30th July’23- Knockanure for Jerry Clancy (Aniv.) at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for Denis Corridan (Aniv.) at 11.00am.

GRAVEYARD Mass Templeathea on Wednesday, July 26th at 7.30pm. MASSES Tarbert –Lislaughtin Abbey – Friday 4th August at 7pm. Kilnaughtin Graveyard – Friday 11th August at 7pm. St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tarbert – Friday 18th August at 7pm. Please note that all Graveyard Masses are at 7pm. Duagh graveyard mass Thursday 27th July at 8.00 p.m.

MUSIC: “Ceol by the Gale” Athea Comhaltas branch will host an evening of music, song, dance and craic on the riverbank by the bridge on Saturday Aug. 5th (weather and midges permitting!!) at 6pm.

There will also be a free bar-b-que with sessions afterwards in pubs with a traditional singing night at Batt’s Bar. Everyone welcome.

SEISIÚN NIGHTS: Templeglantine Comhaltas Branch will host the Limerick show at the Devon Inn Hotel on Thursday nights at 8.30pm.

REEK SUNDAY climb of Croagh Patrick takes place on Sunday, July 30.

SISTERS of St. Clare depart Kenmare. Details Aug 6th, on Weekly Radio Programme – Horizons on Radio Kerry at 9 am.

BISHOP – The Episcopal Ordination of Ray Browne took place 21st July 2013, was born in 1957 in Magazine Road, Athlone. He has a science degree from University College Cork, BSc 1978 and he moved from there to Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth where he completed his BD in1981. He undertook further studies in Canon Law in Rome in 1983.

SINGING CLUB Abbeyfeale: on Friday, August 4 in The Ramble Inn, Church St. Abbeyfeale. The full session will be recorded by John Prendergast for his ‘What Matters Programme’.

GLIN CASTLE AND GARDENS: Sunday, September 3 from 12 -6pm. Admission €10. Tickets available at the entrance gate.

DANAHER MCGRATH TRUST; There are a number of Scholarships ranging from a minimum of €2000 to a maximum of €5000. Applications forms available at Purtill Woulfe Murphy Solicitors in the square, Abbeyfeale (068 31106) or email fosullivan or mhealy . Closing date is 31st August 2023.

SWIM: The Annual Glin Swim will take place on 29th July, in aid of Cliona’s Foundation.

RACE: Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland, 1st Gun at noon start off Glin Pier, details from Adrian O Connell at 086 6026 700.

WALK: David Egan a native of Carrigkerry now living in Amsterdam has completed his fundraising walk which he commenced on February 1st. He walked from his present home to his native parish Ardagh a distance of 1,104km in aid of the St Kieran’s GAA pitch development.

FOYNES MUSEUM: The Foynes Museum, one of the attractions is Maureen O Hara, Academy Award which can be seen in the Maureen O’Hara exhibition which is now open, Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.

MEMORY LANE THEATRE Present ‘The Trojan Women’ by Brendan Kennelly. The play will debut as a tribute to the author at the Old Mill, Ballylongford on July 21st, 22nd & 23rd nightly at 7:30pm. Bookings: Siobhán 066-7132564 / Ciarán 086-1664222.

ROAD WORKS The proposed works on the N69 Tralee Listowel Road are rescheduled to commence on Monday 24th July 2023. These works will involve lane closures for a period of 6 weeks, traffic lights will be in place on a 24-hour basis. The works will commence on the Tralee tie-in. The Tralee tie-in works will be completed for the Revival Festival. The Listowel tie-in works will commence after the Revival Festival.

ST JOHNS: We would love to hear from you and ask you to share your thoughts about St John’s Theatre & Arts Centre, Listowel.

DANCE: Siamsa Tíre and locals and visitors to Tralee took part in two dance challenges that was filmed and produced for a German cultural exchange campaign in YouTube, which will go live at the end of August. Bavarian dancer Katharina Mayer does the traditional Irish Munnix dance and she encourages locals to learn traditional Bavarian dance in the town park.

SURPRISED at seeing two double decker busses crossing each other in the afternoon, at Loughill, one going to Ballybunion and the other coming from Ballybunion and it pouring rain.

MILK: The decrease in milk prices in Ireland has been found to be the highest in the EU, according to a report by the European Commission.

The report states that the price of raw milk in the EU has been declining and that by June 2023, it was estimated as being 23% below the peak reached in December 2022.

The highest drop between December 2022 to June 2023 was around 40%, based on June estimates, which was recorded in Ireland and Romania.

LAST week several farmers housed cattle during heavy downpours which made land vulnerable to poaching. For the man in the street there was a little disruption.

Contractors have reported that 15% less first-cut silage was harvested on average this year compared to 2022.

FERTILIZER: Contrary to claims by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the Liberal government is not asking farmers to decrease their fertilizer use, a new report concluded that it would be impossible to achieve the 30% fertilizer emission reduction target without drastic cuts to fertilizer use.

BLOOD Transfusion service back again in Ballybunion on 24th of August, details from 061 306 980.

FOREIGN Holidays; Is our government sleeping, when they do not advise our people going abroad of dangers involved in foreign holidays. Our health services and social services, have enough to cope with already. It is a rare day here in Ireland, that you are unable to find something interesting to do, from, gardening, beach, historic places, visit family and friends and much more.

FESTIVAL: ‘Tralee StreetFest’ will be held between 18 and 22 August, during the Rose of Tralee International Festival.

JOBS: 1,240 posts in Kerry primary schools have been allocated for the new school year.

DERELICT: Council has submitted 17 derelict properties to the Department of Housing for the Vacant Homes Action Plan.

CLIMATE; Submissions on the Climate Action Plan can be made until August 8th. 2023 on:

The report, available at outlines the main challenges faced by the county working and living in Kerry.

REUNION: Tarbert celebrating 40th Anniversary of Shannon Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend, three nights of events.

Ballylongford Oyster Festival runs from 4th to 7th of August.

TINTEAN, Cliona Hagan on 4th of August. Radio Kerry Sounds Country back again on 9th of August.

YOUTH 2000 Summer Festival: 10 – 13 August 2023. A four day Catholic event run by young people for young people from all across Ireland. Come and see. No set charge. Donation only event. We have free buses coming from all across Ireland. To book your seat visit us at

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: takes place from 1st to the 6th of September led by Bishop Ray Browne. Flights from Kerry Airport. Booking through Marian Pilgrimages Dublin.

ARDFERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY: We will begin our Summer Guided Walks on Monday July 24th with the first walk around Ardfert Village. We will assemble at 8pm at St. Brendan’s Church car park. The Guided Walk is free to attend for members and non-members and takes approx. 1 hour

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