Knockanure Notes — 28th February, 2024

PARISH Gathering; in his Pastoral Letter, “Moving Forward in Hope”, Bishop Ray invites all parishioners to participate in a consultation process to shape the future of pastoral areas and parishes. A consultation gathering will be held in our parish of Moyvane/Knockanure on Tuesday 5th March 2024 at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane. As preparation for the gathering, you are invited to reflect on the following three questions: 1. Without the presence of a priest to lead and coordinate, what aspects of parish life could we, the laity, take responsibility for and organise ourselves? 2. Where do we see scope for cooperation with neighbouring parishes in our pastoral area? 3. Given what Bishop Ray has said about reducing numbers and increasing age, what do we want to say to priests? Many thanks for your support and assistance for this consultation.

Nature Trail; 1. There will be some details from those organising the Consultation. 2. Currently, The Local Nature Trail is part of St. Brendan’s Trust (diocese of Kerry). It is being proposed by the diocesan property manager, that it be handed over to Kerry County Council with conditions that it remain a public amenity. Since it is linked to the parish through St. Brendan’s Trust, as parishioners, your views are welcome.

SCHOOL: at a recent Board of Management the following votes of sympathy was passed To the Stackpoole Family Athea on the death of Peter Stackpoole; To the Harding Family Kilmorna on the death of James Sheehy Duagh; To the O’ Flaherty Family Keylod Moyvane on the death of Mike O ‘ Flaherty Jr & Mike O’ Flaherty Senior; To the Carroll Family on the death of John O’ Carroll Dublin

To the Cronin Family the village on the death of Kathleen Cronin England.

Congratulations: To Philomena O’ Connor & Brian Kiely on their recent wedding.

CLOTHES: Knockanure National school is running a clothes bank collection on the 14th of March, clothes can be dropped to the school any day between 9.10 and 3 pm up to the 14th of March and your support would be greatly appreciated .

BROADBAND is being updated in the district at the present time, it is a pity so few will make use of it as most young people have left the district. It is only a matter of time when wireless will reign supreme.

SPLIT the Bucket organised by the Knockanure Parents Association, next draw 29th of February.

RAMBLING HOUSE will be held at Listowel on the last Thursday of the month, and Knockanure on the First Thursday of the month.

THE WAR IN UKRAINE the 24/25th February marks the second anniversary of the start of Russia’s war on Ukraine. Mindful of how many Ukrainians, please acknowledge and pray for the people of the Ukraine.

MASS: Rev. Fr. Thomas Relihan, Ione, California, U.S.A and formerly of Kilcara, Foildarrig, Duagh. Memorial Mass will be held at St. Brigid’s Church, Duagh, on Sunday, 25th February, at 11.30 am, live-streamed on

DEATH of Sean Goulding, Knockanure, on February 20th, 2024. Predeceased by his siblings Tony, Sr. Teresa Brendan and Hugh and his sister-in-law Eileen. Sean is survived by his brother Denis, sister Maureen, sisters-in-law Brenda and Margaret, nephews, and nieces. Funeral arrived at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure, on Saturday morning at 11.45 am, with the Requiem Mass for Sean being celebrated at 12 noon, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

DEATH of John Paul Cronin, Knockalougha, Duagh, on February 19th, 2024, brother of the late Michael, Mary Joe and Margaret O’Donoghue (Athea) and uncle of the late Margaret Slowey. John Paul will be sadly missed by his nephews Paddy, Denis and Michael, his nieces Theresa, Mary, Eileen and Christina, grandnephews, and grandnieces. Requiem Mass for John Paul was celebrated at St. Brigid’s Church, Duagh, on Thursday, followed by burial afterwards in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh.

ANNIVERSARIES: Gerry Brosnan, Jack Flavin, Fr. John Lawlor, Tracy Kennedy, Martin Mulvihill, Nell Flavin,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.24th Feb.’24- Moyvane for Jerry Brosnan (Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.25th Feb.’24-Knockanure for Michael O’Connor (10th Aniv.) & son Tommy, Recently Deceased in Birmingham at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Bridie Moloney (1st Aniv.) Leitrim Middle at 11.00am;Tues.27th Feb.’24- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Weds.28th Feb.24- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.29th Feb.24- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.1st Mar.’24- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.2nd Mar.’24- Moyvane for Mai Riordan Nolan & Catherine Fitzpatrick (Aniv.’s) & deceased of Riordan & Grogan families at 7.30pm; Sun.3rd Mar.’24- Knockanure for Margaret & Michael Flynn (Aniv.’s) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Henry & Bridie Stackpoole & deceased of Meade & Stackpoole families at 11.00am.

BIBLE: Lenten Scripture Reflection: A Journey through the Bible, every Wednesday until Mar 27th in the Library, Athea from 7.30pm-8.30pm. Followed by a cuppa and chat. Presented by Pat Higgins 087 2034626 and Sean O Mocháin 087-2321375.

ADORATION, Moyvane every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am; Takes place each Friday in the Sacristy in Duagh Church from 3pm until public rosary at 7pm followed by Mass at 7.30pm. It also takes place in Abbeyfeale Blessed Sacrament Chapel following Mass in the church at 10am and continues until 7pm. Adoration will be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during Lent.

PERMANENT DIACONATE: We are delighted to announce that our Diocese has 5 men currently preparing to be Permanent Deacons of Service for our Diocese. Bishop Ray will celebrate this in a ceremony in Listowel on Sunday March 3rd at 11.30 a.m. Mass. The candidates include: Brian Godfrey, Listowel, Michael O’ Connell, Caherciveen, Chris Lynch, Killorglin, Linus Burke, Milltown & Shane Lehane, Tralee.

LENTEN DEVOTIONS Listowel: We will pray a short Stations of the Cross after the 10.30 a.m. Mass each Friday morning during Lent.

LENTEN SACRED SPACE: We bring your attention to our beautiful Lenten Sacred Space in front of our Altar and in front of Our Lady’s Altar in Listowel. A very special thanks to Martha from our Liturgy Group for the fabulous work she put into it.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results from Tuesday February 13th, Jackpot was €6,400. Numbers Drawn: 5, 22, 25, and 30. No winner but lucky dips went to, 1. Denis Gould, Cree, Co Clare; 2. Tady Finucane, Lissaniska; 3. Donnchadh Woods, Knockanure; 4. Neilus Clancy, Knockanure, and 5. Eddie J Flaherty, Moyvane. Next draw in the clubhouse 20th Feb., all are welcome. Jackpot €6,500.

GAA: Munster PPS SFC ‘C’ Final (Corn Sheáin Mhic Mhurchaidh), Tarbert Comprehensive School 2-11 and Colaiste Pobail Bantry 1-13. Tarbert Comprehensive Team: Stephen Kearney (St Senans Foynes); Callum Buckley (Athea), Shane Stack (Tarbert), Michael Coolahan (Tarbert) 0-1; James Kissane (Moyvane), David Mulvihill (Tarbert), Fionn Mulvihill (Moyvane), Brendan O’Leary (Tarbert) 0-1, Paudie Finucane (Tarbert); Patrick O’Connor (Moyvane), Evan Curry (Athea) 0-1 (m), Shaun Wren (Tarbert) 0-2 (1f); Caolam Moriarty (Tarbert) 0-2 (2f), John Coolahan (Tarbert) 0-2, Jamie Moloney (Moyvane) 1-1. Subs: Tadgh O’Connell (Tarbert) 1-0 for F Mulvihill (43), Matthew Quinn (Moyvane) for Kissane (51), Darragh Mullane (Gerald Griffins, Ballyhahill) 0-1 for O’Leary (57).

PLAN: Moyvane Community Development Plan 2024-2029 Launch on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 7.30pm, in the Marian Hall, Moyvane. Minister for Education, Norma Foley, TD will be in attendance on the night to officially launch the plan. This event is the culmination of an in-depth community-led consultation and engagement process, which took place during the winter of 2021/2022. The plan contains a wealth of interesting information about our parish and provides a roadmap with a list of short, medium, and long-term goals. We would like to extend an open invitation to our community to come along and join us for this special night. We would love to see a big attendance where you will hear first-hand about the ambitious roadmap developed by our community for our community.

BADMINTON Kerry Division 1,3 & 5 Doubles County Championship: some local winners; Division 3, Ladies: Winners: Adele O’Brien (Killarney) & Josie Gilbert (Ballyheigue). Runners-Up: Bridget McCarthy & Denise Collins (Moyvane). Division 1, Ladies: Winners: Edel Kenny & Miriam Rohan (Kingdom), Runners-Up: Deina Vesko (Listowel) & Helen Browne (Moyvane). Kerry Grade C team:

Donie Enright, Alan Nelligan, Ethan Tritschler, Kelvin McNally, Fergal Hannon, Sinead Galvin, Deina Vesko, Maeve Twomey, Edel Kenny, Miriam Rohan.

DOGS: Scoil Mhuire Knocknagoshel National School have a Night at the Dogs at The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday March 8th 2024. Tickets are available online at: from the school office on 068 46011, from local ticket sellers and from Walsh’s Bar in the village.

DAFFODILL Day is planned for 22nd of March.

FESTIVAL: Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival Writing Competitions 2024. Closing Date: 29/02/2024, 5 p.m. 1. The James Award: Poetry (50 lines max) or Prose (2,500 words max), for writers 75 years young and above. 2. The Jer Lynch Poetry Award: Poetry (50 lines max); 3. Quiet Man Maurice Walsh Award: Short Story (2,500 words max); 4. Duais Phádraig Liath Ó Conchubhair: Dán (50 línte ar a mhéad) no Gearrscéal (2,500 focal ar a mhéad) as Gaeilge. Entry Fee: Adults, €10 for up to two entries in any combination. Pay via PayPal please on ballydbardfest or post to: Noelle Hegarty, Secretary BBF, Loughanes, Lisselton, Listowel.

ST JOHN’S: March 1st at 11am, free Irish session for Seachtain Na Gaeilge, with Gabriel Fitzmaurice and Dara O Cinneide, then at 8pm Comedy- Murder She Wrote; Sat 2nd to Wed. 6th Theatre, Big Maggie by Listowel Drama group at 8pm; Friday 8th at 12.30pm art exhibition- Women in View and on Sat., 9th Big Maggie in Irish. Tickets for all events can be booked from website or by calling Box Office 068 22566.

ROSE: This year’s nominated charity for the Listowel Community Rose Event is Aras Mhuire Nursing Home. The event will be held in the The Listowel Arms Hotel on Friday 8th March 2024.

INEC Killarney, Gathering Traditional Festival 28th Feb. to 3rd of March. The Gathering Festival of Music & Arts returns to the Gleneagle Hotel.

DRAMA: Kerry Drama Festival at Castleisland 1st to 9th of March.

‘ROADSIDE’: A comedy in three acts by the Spike Players, Knocknagoshel in St. Ita’s Parish Hall in St. Ita’s Parish Hall, Raheenagh Eircode V42 ET85 Friday, March 8 . Doors open 7pm, Curtain 8pm. Admission €10. Reserve tickets 086 1649099.

PLAY: Athea Drama Group are rehearsing for their production of ‘Turning Mammy’ by John McDwyer. The play will be staged at Con Colbert Hall, Athea on March 16th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 23rd & 24th at 8pm

GLÓRACH FILM: The Korean/American film ‘Past Lives’ will be our next screening on Sunday, March 10th., the film examines the story of Nora and Hae Sung, classmates at primary school in Seoul, who have their deep friendship ended abruptly when Nora’s family emigrates. Two decades later, they meet in New York and over one week address notions of chance and circumstance and the choices people make that create a life. The film will commence at the same time of 7.30 pm, and tickets can be booked at 0871383940, or at the door on the evening.

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY GAMES – St Michaels College on Monday 26th Feb Art Competition: U8, U10, U12, U14 & U16 . Registration @ 5p.m. Competition starts at 5.30p.m. €2 per child. €5 per family. Paper supplied. Bring own materials. Handwriting Competition: U10 Over 6, U12 Over 6. Separate competition for Boys & Girls. Registration @ 5p.m. Competition starts at 5.30p.m. €2 per child. €5 per family. Paper supplied.

PRE CHELTENHAM-NIGHT at Christys the Well, Listowel on Tuesday 5th March in Aid of Kerry Parents and Friends at 9 pm.

MENTAL HEALTH: The Island of Geese, Tralee is the location for the Youth Mental Health Awareness Day on March 2, facilitated by Kerry County Arts Office and local partners Munster Technological University. Some events; Performances – amphitheatre and grass area- 1 & 3pm Spailp – Street theatre from Fanzini Productions (tent in grass area)- 1 – 1.30pm Music with Tralee Band Project- 1.45 – 2.15pm Music with Kerry Tutor Band- 2.30 – 3pm Performance by St. John’s Youth Theatre Listowel- 3.15- 3.45pm Performance by Martin Mahon, and 4 – 4.30pm Music with Kate Dineen.

CAREGIVERS COURSE: Recovery Haven Kerry (Cancer Support House) will be hosting a 6 week ONLINE Building Better Caregivers Course commencing March 5th with an introductory session on February 27th. This course aims to support you as you are supporting someone with cancer. Please contact reception 066 7192122.

FUNDS: Community Support Fund 2024; The 2024 Community Support Fund was launched by the Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr. Jim Finucane and the Chief Executive of Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell on Friday 15th December, 2023. The Council has now issued a call for funding for the 2024 Community Support Fund which is offering supports to community-based projects and initiatives in Kerry.

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