Knockanure Notes — 29th May, 2024

ROSARY at the Grotto Moyvane every Tuesday evening at 7pm and at Knockanure Grotto each Thursday at 8pm for the month of May. All welcome. Eucharistic Adoration: every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am in Moyvane Church.

SCHOOL: The official opening of the Astroturf at Knockanure School will take place on the 31st of May at 1pm. All are most welcome to attend to help us celebrate. Congratulations to Staff and pupils on the fine exhibition of artwork on display in the church for the month of May.

PARISH: Sincere Thanks to everyone who supported us in our recent bereavement by coming to the funeral at different points and sending messages. We greatly appreciated it. May God Bless you abundantly for your thoughtfulness. Fr. Brendan.

Holidays and Moving On; As last year, Fr. Liam O’Connell will take care of the needs of the Parish during June, when I will be out. I will return at the end of June and move out in July. It’s been good to be here but, as scripture says, there are other towns! Fr. Brendan.

FEET: Chiropodist will attend the Marian Hall Monday 27th May at 1pm, for appointment contact Noreen on 068-49238.

CORPUS CHRISTI procession will take place in Listowel on Saturday 1st June after the Vigil. All welcome.

DEATH on 20th May 2024 of Bridget Keane, Pilgrim Hill, Kilmorna, and Athea, following a brief illness. Bridget is survived by her son Josh, partner Thomas, parents Jer and Mary, sister Joanne, aunts, uncles, cousins, and all her other relatives. Requiem Mass for Bridget was celebrated on Friday at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Interment afterwards in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea.

ANNIVERSARIES: Elizabeth Imelda Sheehan, Mary P Moriarty, Kit Breen, Mary O Donoghue, Michael Carmody, Connie O Sullivan, Pat Scanlon, Esther Byrne, Pat Joe McEnery, Willie Pearse, Jack Higgins, Sr. Alexis Fitzgerald, Catherin Forde.

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.25th May’24 Moyvane for John & Catherine Scanlon & son Tom, & Jim Fitzgerald & Patrick Hughes (Aniv.’s) at 7.30pm; Sun.26th May’24 Knockanure for Patrick & Mary Kennelly, sisters Nora Kennelly nee Kelly and Mary Rose Kennelly & sister in law Laurene Kennelly (Aniv.’s) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Michael & Margaret Mulvihill (Aniv.’s) Gortdromasilihy at 11am; Tues.28th May’24 Moyvane a Private Intention at 10am; Wed.29th May’24 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10am; Thur.30th May’24 Moyvane for Mick & Ellen & Denis Mullane & Eamon Gallagher (Aniv.’s) at 10am; Fri.31st May’24 Knockanure for Deceased of the Lynch Family Gortdromagouna at 10am

Sat.1st June’24 Moyvane for Nora & Thomas Fitzgerald (Aniv.) and deceased of Ahern & Fitzgerald families at 7.30pm, and Mass Sun.2nd June’24 Knockanure for James Duggan (Aniv.) Murhur at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for John Kearney & parents Dan & Bridie (Aniv.’s), Moyvane Village at 11am.

MASS in Athea on Saturday evening June 1st for all those doing exams in Athea. Margaret Carroll will have her youth choir.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the students who recently received recognition for their work in Presentation Convent, St Michael’s College and Tarbert Comprehensive School. Pictures of the students and details in this week’s Advertiser.

ATHEA Good 2 Go Programme continues on Fridays from 10.30am at Con Colbert Hall, join a leader led group physical activity sessions for Adults aged 55+. For further information contact 087 6103840.

RACES in Listowel on Whit Bank Holiday from Saturday 1st to Monday 3rd of June, and a free concert by ABBA tribute band Waterloo on course on Saturday.

North Kerry Harriers Tralee Point-to-Point Horse Racing was held at Ballybeggan Racecourse, Tralee on Saturday 25th of May.

AFRICA Day celebration in Tralee Town Park held from 2pm-5pm on Sunday May 26 and everyone is urged to come along to this family fun event.

ST JOHNS: 28th and 30th Theatre with Big Maggie, a host of events are taking place during Writers Week details from 068 22566 or contact

ART Exhibition | Listowel Visual Artists’ Collective (LVAC) Official Opening of ‘Images and Imagining’ in Kerry Writers’ Museum on Friday 31st May at 2pm.

WRITERS Week Listowel opening celebrations and awards at 8pm on Wednesday 29th May

CAMP: Creative Dramatics Summer Camp 2024 at Kerry Writers’ Museum in Listowel this July and August.

SUMMER MARKET: Ballybunion Market will be opening on Saturday 1st June until Saturday 31st August from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Huge variety of crafts, food gifts each week with 25 vendors to choose from.

LARTIGUE MONORAIL Last train run at 4pm. Check out the museum also when you visit. Further information 068 24393.

MARATHON in Cork City on Sunday June 2nd.

CYCLE RACE: Rás Tailteann, – the 69th since it was first formed in 1953, covers 784.8KM of Irish roads, details

ALL IRELAND ROSARY RALLY – Knock – June 1st: A bus will travel from Abbeyfeale organised by Teresa O’Connell 087 2673663 and Kathleen Kennelly 087 7758503. Call to book your seat.

TRIP: A Scattery Island Turas organised by Kerry’s Cumann na Sagart, Weds. 5th June. Pilgrims meet at Kilrush Pier 12.30pm sharp for the 1 hour guided island tour followed by Aifreann Dé in honour of St. Senan (Clergy to bring Alb and Stole). 2½ hour Turas. Booking with €30 fee by May 31st to Fr. Eoghan O’Cadhla S.P. 087-6951318/ Tomás O’Luanaigh 087-2213799. Fáilte Roimh Cách. All Welcome. N.B. Tarbert to Killimer Ferry is on a 1/2 hourly schedule.

ALONE the organisation that enables older people age at home are looking for Telephone and Visitation Volunteers to support older people in the community. Call 0801 222 024 or see for more info.’

TUSLA Kerry are seeking Foster Carers from across the county. Information evenings: Wednesday 12th June, 11 am–12noon in the Listowel Family Resource Centre, John B Keane Road V31 EC62. More info. or to register freephone 1800 226 771 or email tusla.fostering

RAMBLING HOUSE; Listowel on last Thursday of the month and Knockanure on the first Thursday of the month. Clounmacon Rambling house Friday, May 10. . Ita’s Rambling House at the Desmond Complex is on the 3rd. Friday each month. Knocalucka is on the 3rd. Tuesday of the month. Josie’s Brosna 2nd Thursday of the month.

ST PIO AND ST PHILOMENA PILGRIMAGE to San Giovanni and Mugnano will take place from 15th –19th July led by Michael O’Connor and Spiritual Director, Fr Sean Jones. For further information and booking please contact Michael 087 2677656 or JWT 01 2410800.

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGES 2024: The Three Day Pilgrimage will commence on Thursday 1st June and continue until 15th August, any questions or queries regarding booking, please contact Lough Derg by email: info or telephone: +353 (0)71 9861518.

BUS travel, it would be nice if everybody changed their clothes and had a wash once a week. It is always the other person that needs a wash, many of us are tolerant of our own scent.

RETREAT: Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Annul Retreat: Friday 31 May at Our Lady’s and St Brendan’s Centre/ Church. Registration 9.15p.m. Presenters: Fr. Jim Lenihan and Deacon Thady O’Connor. Mass Celebrant: Bishop Ray. Booking: Margaret: 087 2976304 Breda: 087 6742306.

FARMERS: During a debate this week on the agriculture industry Deputy O’Sullivan also told the Dáil that farmers were tired of the penalties they get “if an “i” is not dotted or a “t” is not crossed”.

“They are absolutely fed up of the changing goalposts we see happening month on month.

“They are mainly fed up of overregulation and they are fed up of red tape,” he added.

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