Knockanure Notes — 2nd August, 2023

RAMBLING HOUSES: Every 1st Thursday of each month there is a Rambling House in the Community Centre in Knockanure. All musicians, singers’ dancers and storytellers are most welcome to attend. Knockalougha on the 3rd. Tuesday of the month.

FAMILY Fun Day in Knockanure on Sunday August 13th beginning at 1-pm in conjunction with Knockanure Vintage Rally.

ST PIO: Fri 4th, St. Padre Pio & First Friday Evening Mass Listowel / Mary Thornton, Dromin, at 6:45.

PARISH: 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.

Graveyard Masses; All Masses at 8pm. Friday Aug. 4th – Ahavoher; Tues. Aug.8th – Knockanure

Wednesday 9th Aug. – Murhur.

DEATH of Maurice (Moss) Gaire, Duagh Village, on July 27th, 2023, son of the late Patrick and Joan. Survived by his wife Betty, sons Francis and Kieran, daughter Teresa, daughter-in-law Martina, son-in-law Stephen, brother Jack, sisters Mary Goff and Fiona Danagher, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

DEATH of Noreen (Nody) O’Connor (nee Brandon), Cambridgeshire, UK – late of Moyvane, passed away on Monday, 10th July 2023, at Peterborough City Hospital. Wife of Patrick Joseph, sister to Mary, the late Eugene Brandon and the late Margaret O’Connor. Survived by her husband Pat, son John, her nieces and nephews.

SYMPATHY to relatives of Seamus Fitzmaurice who died in Australia recently.

ANNIVERSARIES: Kieran Curtin, Peggy McElligott, buried Lisselton Fr Laurence Mangan of Hartford diocese on 2 Aug 1863, Barry Leach Eirin O Donoghue, Fr. John Kennelly, John Denihan, Betty griffin, Mary Cronin, Sean Redmond, Eliza Walsh, Mary Cullanane, Tom Scanlon,

ORDINATION: Best wishes to Mark Moriarty who will be ordained to the priesthood in the in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney on Sunday August 13th at 3pm.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results from Tuesday July 18th; Jackpot was €3,600. Numbers Drawn: 12, 15, 19, and 30. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Mike Hussey, Ballyduff c/o Con Lynch; 2. Ellemarie Kearney, Moyvane; 3. Jim Greaney, Kilmorna; 4. Dan White, c/o John Barry, and 5. Pat Mulvihill, Knockanure. Draw on Tuesday July 25th in the clubhouse and jackpot €3,700. Results- Numbers Drawn: 3, 7, 19, and 21. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Steve Smith, Ploughman Bar; 2. John Barry, Knockanure; 3. Mike Collins, Lissaniska; 4. Mike Lynch, Taxi, Moyvane, and 5. Liz and Daniel, c/o Goulds Shop. Next draw will be on next Tuesday August 1st in the clubhouse and jackpot will be €3,800.

RESULTS 21st July: U15 North Kerry League- Moyvane 6-11 and Listowel 4-10. North Kerry Minor Division 2 Final Moyvane 0-10 Finuge 0-7.

GRAVEYARD Mass –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. Kilconley Cemetery annual mass Friday August 11th at 7pm.

FESTIVAL: Ballylongford Oyster Festival will be held from Friday 4th August to Bank Holiday Monday 7th August.

FULL Moon 1st and 31st.

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.

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’.

DAN PADDY ANDY FEST: “The August Bank Holiday Weekend. The 25th Dan Paddy Andy Festival will have seven bands. “The stories and humour from Sean O Se, the ‘Puc ar Buille man’ will sing a few songs as will the Listowel Balladeer, John Kinsella. Audience participation is encouraged. On Friday night the ‘Robins’ will surely come home when Paudie McAuliffe plays for the dancing in the marquee. Saturday morning, August 5, the popular Bog Walk will be a chance to introduce young people to a unique environment and old skills and the older people will come along for the memories and for the ‘Tae in the Bog’. The walkers will be back in time for the Kids party Club with Teresa and her puppets at 1.30pm. The marquee will resound to the music of Heart and Soul that night. The 5/10K-Walk/Run on Sunday morning offers a choice of terrain ranging from mass paths and woodland trails in the 5km to the category five climb at Collins Hill in the 10km. Apart from the medals for all, and the trophies and prize money to be won, Afternoon dancing with Eddie Lee and the Paudie Coffey Band (including a Waltzing Competition) follows. Later on Sunday night Mike Condon will warm people up for Jack Keogh in what promises to be a mighty occasion.

The weekend-long dancing fest concludes on Bank Holiday Monday with five hours of afternoon marquee dancing to the music of Bernie Heaney from Kildare followed by Ger Healy Rae, the Singing Jarvey.

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

FLEADH: Traditional musicians of all ages are invited to gather once again in Mullingar from 6th to 14th August for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2023 – Mullingar 2023.

DUAGH: THREE GREAT NIGHTS – from Fri 18th Aug to Sun 20th Aug 2023. Fri 18th Michael English and his band €30. Sat 19th ABBA-esque €22. Sun 20th Trudi Lalor and the Matrimony Band with Paddy O’Brien and TR Dallas €25. You can also get a weekend pass for €65. Full Bar Facilities as well as numerous Spot Prizes each night. Contact 087-2684540 or get them on

SHOP: Down Syndrome Kerry new store is at 11 Strand Street, Tralee.

HEARSE: Tralee has a motorcycle hearse, saw it last week.

ST JOHNS: Exhibition of paintings called Monserrat Benet Morella on Wed Aug 2nd at 7pm, it continues all of August; Thursday 3rd Theatre- Moments in Life, highlights the beauty of the ordinary; Thursday 17th – Concert- Dago Red, details from St John’s Theatre and Arts Centre The Square, Listowel, 068 225 66.

LISTOWEL/NEWCASTLEWEST CASTLES: are open to visitors for the summer months. There will be guides available to conduct tours.

TINTEAN Ballybunion; Cliona O Hagan on 4th of August, and Sounds Country on 9th of August. Details from 068 25 555.

REFLECTION: Your levellers wish to level down as far as themselves, but they cannot bare levelling up to themselves. They would all have some people under them; why not then have some people above them? —Samuel Johnson.

BEST Wishes to Ed Carmody born in Moyvane and now in South Africa at 81 years of age,

was awarded his 2nd Dan Black Belt recently. In the 1960’s he worked as a Garda in Cork City.

HOSPITAL in Tralee: For Non-COVID Positive Patients: General Wards: One visit per patient per day, timings to be agreed with the visiting co-ordinator. Contact the UHK Visiting Co-ordinator at 087-1138053. For COVID Positive Patients: Visiting will not be permitted for patients who have tested positive for COVID, except on compassionate grounds, contact the hospital for more details.

HOME Care. People aged 45-54 years provide care more than any other age group. It is a pity that young people generally do not make an effort to support their elders.

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: European Family Weekend August 25-27 offers families the opportunity to energise their relationships, using a language and an approach suitable for all ages (6 years and older). We request a non-refundable deposit of €50 (£45) per family (towards the cost of the venue). We will simply ask families to donate what they can afford at the end of the weekend. Register your interest on MarriageEncounter.NI

EMISSIONS: Lowering the crude protein content of diets can substantially reduce ammonia emissions from dairy cow manures. This is one of the findings of a major four-year project currently underway at Northern Ireland’s Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI).

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