Knockanure Notes — 27th September, 2023

CAR BOOT: Knockanure Community Centre Car Boot Sale & Vintage Rally Sunday, October 1.

PARISH: Confessions: On request before any Mass with prior arrangement. Eucharistic Adoration: every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Baptisms: Saturday afternoons only from 12 noon to 4pm. Prayer for the Synod (Gathering of the Peoples), there will be a time of ecumenical prayer and reflection to mark the opening in Rome of the Synod on Synodality, St John’s Church, Tralee. Sat.30th Sept. 3pm-4pm. All welcome. Confirmation will take place in Moyvane on Weds. 10th Apr.’24 at 11am. Presbytery/Office: 068 49308.

CONGRATULATIONS to Kathleen Flaherty of Knockanure, who was crowned the Best Dressed Lady on Friday 22nd of September at Listowel Races. Kathleen wore a hand crochet sky blue jacket with matching skirt and accessorised with a silver headpiece and silver courts.

GAA Knockanure, Lotto Results from Tuesday September 12th, Jackpot was €4,400 Numbers Drawn: 5, 12, 14, and 21 No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Bridget O Connor, Inchamore 2. Mary O Sullivan, c/o Goulds 3. Tom Fitzgerald, Kilmeaney 4. Tim Keane, Clounbrane, and 5. Ann Woods, Knockanure. Next draw will be on Tuesday September 19th in the clubhouse and jackpot will be €4,500. All are welcome.

DEATH Gertie Murphy (née Kennelly) Limerick Road, Castleisland, / Listowel, and formerly of Listowel and St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Abbeyfeale, on September 17th 2023. Wife of the recently deceased Timothy (March 7th) and mother of Tim and Joyce. Also survived by her daughter-in-law Bernadette, son-in-law Padraig, her three grandchildren Seán, Darragh and Oisín, her sister Mary, brother-in-law Damien, and nephews. Following Requiem Mass at Castleisland Parish Church, Gertie Murphy was laid to rest in Kilbanivane Cemetery Castleisland.

ANNIVERSARIES: Noreen Lynch, Anne Nolan, Sr. Columba O’Carroll, Jim Sheahan, Marie O’Connor, Joan Phelan, Bridget Ann Joyce, Sr. Cornelius Mullane, Mike Parkes, Jerry Enright, Kathleen Stack, Tom Flavin, Matty Quinn,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 23rd Sept.’23- Moyvane for Mai & Dan Quinn, Nora, Jack & deceased members of the Quinn family at 7.30pm; Sun.24th Sept.’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for John Collins (Aniv.) & his parents Peggy & John Collins at 11.00am; Tues.26th Sept.’23- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Wed.27th Sept.’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thur.28th Sept.’23 – Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.29th Sept.’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.30th Sept.’23- Moyvane for Joe O’Connor (Aniv.) Kilbaha at 7.30pm; Sun.1st Oct.’23; Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Mossie Kearney RIP, Recently Deceased at 11.00am.

WELL: St Michael’s Well, Lixnaw – Annual Masses on Friday 29 September. First Mass at 12 noon; second Mass at 7.30 pm. All are welcome.

WALK FOR JIM: A walk in remembrance of the late community activist and environmentalist Jim O’Connor, Kilmorna will take place along the Kingdom of Kerry Greenway from Abbeyfeale to Listowel on Sunday, September 24 at 11am. All proceeds are in aid of the Cork Kerry Bus operated by Kerry Cancer Support Group. Donations can be made online via for Jim or on the day.

RAMBLING House in Tarbert on Sat. 30th of Sept. at 8pm, Knockanure Rambling House First Thursday in the month 5th of October.

TINTEAN Ballybunion, on 30th of Sept. The Bru Boru Group, from Cashel.

Kerry County Museum night of entertainment on 5th of October details from 066 712 7777.

AA Open Public Meeting on Wednesday, October 4th at Listowel Family resource Centre, all are welcome. Are you suffering from the effects of growing up of children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families ACoA is a 12 Step program of men and women who need to share their experience of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional home. ACoA meeting every Tuesday evening at 8pm in the Shanakill Family Resource Centre , Shanakill Tralee County. Contact 087-2304905 for more information.

MISSION in Listowel: led by the Redemptorist Mission Team, Limerick will take place at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel beginning at the Vigil Mass on Saturday 7th October and ending on Friday night, 13th October. All are most welcome to come to each of the daily masses 7.00 a.m. or 10.30 a.m. or the evening sessions at 7.30 p.m.

EIGSE MICHAEL HARTNETT: Thursday October 5 – Sunday, October 8. Official Opening, Thursday, October 5 with the Hit Macchine Drummers in the Square followed by the songwriter Jack O’Rourke, Limerick poet Tim Cunningham, author and columnist Michael Harding, artist Gerard Fenniman who worked on a project in Abbeyfeale Town Park in 2015. There will also be a book launch of Pat Mc Laughlin’s latest book, a screening of the Irish made film ‘Roise and Frank’ Poetry and Music, a photographic exhibition, The Hartnett walking tour, a puppet show for the children and so much more. Google for the full picture of events. By the way the memorial Lecture will be delivered by Duagh academic Dr. Mary McAuliffe.

SINGING SESSION: Garry McMahon Traditional Singing W/E begins on Friday, October 13,

” MY SUPER POWER IS BEING ME” : A book of mindfulness activities for children is being launched at the Barnagh Hub on Saturday, October 7 from 2-4pm. Further information from 083 8385857.

GLORACH: Jon Kenny, Be it comedy, drama and song you’re always guaranteed a fantastic night’s entertainment with the Effin man and the show on Friday, September 29th. Curtains up at 8 pm, booking at or at 0871383940. The Autumnal series of shows continues with a charity concert on Saturday, October 7th in aid of Milford Hospice and Fr Tim Galvin’s mission, with talented local musicians and singers.

ST JOHNS: Tuesday 26th, Concert with Rod Picott; Wed. 27th free film “Belfast”, details from 086 0749 758; Fri 29th, Theatre A Bolt from D’ Blue; Wed. 4th Concert with Esposito Quartet; Friday 6th Theatre- Darkk By S.D. Clifford and Sat 7th- Book Launch- Seven Steps to Birth a Crone, By Mary Kennelly at 1pm, artists also involved, Rebeca Carroll and Susan Hitching. More details from 068 22566.

ATHLETIC Hub costing about E3 million was recently opened at Newcastlewest.

DANCING Classes with Timmy Woulfe began in the Marian Hall Moyvane on September 4th. Beginners in particular will be catered for during the month of September.

Dancing Class at Plaza Listowel began on Monday 25th September, details from 087 281 7972.

Social Dancing at Duagh Sports Complex, 29 Sept from 8.30 pm

Kerry School of Music at St Patricks Hall, Listowel, details from 066 712 5690.

2FM Live are bringing Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra to the Gleneagle on Saturday, December 9.

MAUREEN’S Trip to Roscommon on Sunday 8th Oct. We will start our day with breakfast in Tuam in the Plaza self service, we can have dinner on the way home, this must be booked. The Arigna mining experience recently celebrated its 20th anniversary and the hosting of more than 450,000 visitors at the amenity over time. The popular tourist attraction in North Roscommon opened its doors in April, 2003 following the closure of the mines and local power station almost 15 years previously. A number of former miners are employed as information guides at the facility and will give us a tour lasting 45 minutes. As part of the Arigna Mining Experiences expansion plans, an outdoor discovery park on the theme of mining, sensory gardens and biodiversity trail are being developed. Leaving earlier because of the longer journey. Listowel 8am. the Square, Abbeyfeale 8.15am. bus stop opposite the Church. Devon Inn 8.45am. Newcastle West 9am. bus stop opposite the Longcourt House Hotel, Rathkeale House Hotel 8.45am. Adare Heritage Centre 9.10am. and the South Court Hotel Car Park 9.30am. Bookings must be confirmed with payment prior to travelling. For more information please contact Maureen 087 9845102.

EU and Farmers; The president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has announced that the EU is to embark on a “strategic dialogue on the future of agriculture”.

She confirmed the move during her annual state of the EU speech today (Wednesday, September 13) at a plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

It is her final “state of the union” speech before next year’s European Parliament elections.

During her address, von der Leyen expressed her gratitude to farmers for producing healthy food every day.

VISIT: Commissioner Sinkevičius, who will visit Ireland and see how our agricultural production system differs to other members and the efforts of Irish farmers to improve water quality, and help Ireland for the renewal of the derogation in 2026.

GATHERING at ‘Samhain’ in Killarney National Park, on Saturday/Sunday, October 21/22.

BT Young Scientist & Technology competition closing date 2nd of October 2023. Applications are open to students aged 12-19 years, over 200 prizes and a prize fund of €50,000 for BTYSTE 2024, overall award is €7,500. Taking place from January 10 to 13, 2024, please visit

POPE HAS WRITTEN A LETTER TO YOU. He has written a letter to all of us, everyone on earth. It’s about caring for the natural environment and all peoples. YouTube carries a video on ‘The Letter.’ It makes the connection between ‘care of our home’ and how central it is being a Christian. September is the ‘Month of Creation’.

THANKS: On behalf of the Parents Association of Scoil Chorp Chriost we would like to thank Knockanure GAA for the use of their field for our family fun day. We also like to thank all the sponsors, volunteers and our four local stars who took part on our day and made our fun day possible. We like to thank everyone that supported us on the day from within and the surrounding parish. We hope everyone had a great day.

Moyvane ICA would like to acknowledge and thank the Department of Community and Rural Development and Kerry County Council for grant funding of €605 under the Community Enhancement Programme 2022. This will be used to purchase a bench for the Grotto area of our Village. Míle Buíochas!

CANCER: Workshop for those post cancer treatment, Recovery Haven Kerry is delighted to facilitate a wonderful patient education workshop – 𝗟𝗔𝗖𝗘𝗦 – on Sept. 25th 11am-1.30pm for adults who are post cancer treatment. Jointly created by the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) and the Irish Cancer Society (ICS), the workshop aims to bridge the gap in services between the end of active treatment and potentially, suitable longer-term support. The Life and Cancer – Enhancing Survivorship (LACES) workshop is for adult patients who have finished their active cancer treatment and are beginning their long-term follow up. This includes patients who are post-surgery, radiation therapy, the acute phase of their chemotherapy treatment and patients with advanced cancer, who have discontinued treatment or who are on ongoing treatment. The workshop will focus on Food & Drink, Finance, Work & Family Life, Confidence Body Image & Intimacy; Self-Management and Supports Near You. To register call 066-7192122 or email patienteducation

FOSTER: “Tusla Kerry is seeking foster carers across the county, Information evenings 6:30pm to 7:30pm Tralee: The Rose Hotel, Weds. 4th Oct. Killarney: Scotts Hotel Killarney, Weds 11th Oct. Listowel: The Listowel Arms Hotel, Tues. 17th Oct. For more information/registration; call Freephone 1800 226 771 or email tusla.fostering or visit

VOCATIONS afternoon for young women considering a vocation, Sat. 30th Sept. 2-4pm, email vocsationspoorclarescork or or Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd., Cork.

BADMINTON clubs looking for new members of all ages and abilities. Clubs in Killarney, Tralee, Castleisland, Listowel, Moyvane, Ballyheighue, Annascaul, Iveragh and Ballybunion.

Competitions will begin in the coming months, provincial competitions have begun.

FOOD: The 2023 Dingle Food Festival will take place from Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October, with the focus this year on zero waste.

VILLAGE Festival: Moyvane Development Association (MDA) and @moyvanegaa are delighted to partner together in bringing you the 30th celebration of our Moyvane Village Festival this October bank holiday weekend. Today, we are excited to share details of our opening night event.

We kick off on Friday, October 27th with a very special evening of stories about the great John Moriarty, late of Ahalanna, 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. Tickets available at local outlets, including Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware & BD Agriparts, or email mda.

ARTS: Kerry County Council want to hear from youth up to 24 years old so that they can play an active role in projects as part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2024. Queries to the Arts Office at arts closing date is 5pm on October 4th. 2023.

PLOUGHING site show very muddy and wet conditions at the National Ploughing site a time for the wellies and rain gear. Country people who work outside in Ireland are used to the rain. Farmers were concerned about the Nitrates and the constant changes in the advice given to them, bit by bit they are closing down, and also the delay in payments will put more pressure on family holdings.

RIVER Feale opened for salmon angling on a catch-and-release for the 2023 season, it was closed to commercial draft net fishing in 2018.

CONSTRUCT Fun at the Tralee Library in Moyderwell from September 28 to October 13. The exhibition features castles and towers.

FLYING Boat & Maritime Museum, at Foynes is the largest of its kind in the world, one of the world’s great aviation hubs between 1937 and 1945.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister Heather Humphreys have recently officially opened the redeveloped museum.

FILM: Kerry International Film Festival, will be hosting live shows during the festival, which will take place in Killarney, from October 19–22. More on

SIAMSA, Tralee Musical Society; This year’s show will feature excerpts from Les Misérables, Joseph, Grease, Wicked, Footloose, and more. Runs from Tuesday, October 10 to Saturday, October 14 nightly at 8pm. To book, call Siamsa Tire on 066-7123055.

Killorglin Drama Group presents “Hunger Strike”, a Civil War drama, in Siamsa Tíre, Tralee, on Friday 6th October, at 8.00pm. Bookings at (087) 917 7463 or at Síamsa Tíre box-office.

HEALTH: Kerry Mental Health & Wellbeing Fest 2023, Held between Saturday, 7th – 14th October 2023 the Fest aims to raise awareness of the available supports and services in the county as well as empower people to engage with the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ through offering a dynamic and interactive programme of events.

MATCH: Listowel born Savannah McCarthy was included in the Irish Women’s National Team for Saturday’s Nations League clash with Northern Ireland.

GAS: Calgary-Canada based energy company Enbridge Inc. has announced a $14 billion deal to purchase three U.S. natural gas utilities.

Much of the LNG produced by the Woodfibre project, Canada will be purchased by BP Gas Marketing – 1.95 million tonnes per year. It is estimated that 800 workers will be employed in pipeline construction.

UK have four LNG terminals.

RACES in Listowel, brought back many memories of days past when we all walked over to the Island from the town, many stayed in the market and used the gate money for the amusements, a local man was telling me that they went to the races, during the fine weather and was greatly agitated, when weather broke after the Wrenboys night and his turf was still in the bog. For more visit

FOOTBALL: Cumann na mBunscol training is well underway at Knockanure school recently with Mr. McMahon putting them through their paces at Knockanure pitch. Cnoc an Iúir abú.

Cumann na mBunscol is an autonomous National Federation of Primary Schools promoting Gaelic Games in an educational context, having affiliated to it County and Provincial Primary Schools Committees. The philosophy of Cumann na mBunscol shall be to promote Gaelic games in an atmosphere of fun and enjoyment and to make Gaelic Games the games of choice in our Primary Schools. Closing date for the Pat Trainor Award is 31st October.

Kerry GAA Supporters’ Club social will be held on 29th of October 2023 in Ballygarry House Hotel.

Glin GAA: the 35 Anniversary year of when Glin’s U16 hurlers won the clubs first and only county hurling title and also the clubs first underage title! You are invited to attend an evening of celebration in Glin GAA Clubhouse on Friday 6th October at 7.30pm. Refreshments after in Dunnes Bar.

FULL Moon on the 29th.Recent heavy showers has made land, subject to poaching, with all the regulations and clouds from the EU. Confidence in farming is diminishing. Fine crop of plums and haws are now ripe. Wild flowers have almost disappeared.

BIRDS: Swallows and Starlings have been collecting in flocks in past weeks. Plenty of haws this year and blackberries are also plentiful. The crows are feasting on apples, nobody seems to harvest them, years ago all kinds of wild fruit were treasured, by young and old.

Foraging is a rewarding practice that you can do most anywhere, even in urban areas. Wild edibles that you can harvest include greens, mushrooms, berries, and roots.

It’s essential for beginners and experts alike to forage safely and responsibly. Beginners should always pair up with an experienced forager to learn about proper plant identification and other important practices.

Even though foraging takes patience, it’s a highly rewarding hobby for those who put in the time and effort.

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