Knockanure Notes — 2nd June, 2021

SACRED HEART NOVENA; From the 3rd to 11th of June we will celebrate a Novena to the Sacred Heart. Speakers from around the Country and from the Parish will be relayed on a big screen as they share with us each evening, images/ideas/challenges. It promises to be different and enriching.

Many years ago widow Murphy visited me on day three of the Sacred Heart Novena in the Western Road, Cork. She told me she had two sons, one a gardener and the other a potter. The gardener had asked her to pray for rain to water his plants while the potter had asked her to pray for sunshine to dry his pots. “What should I do, Fr. Kevin?” she pleaded. “You will do best to leave it in the hands of the Sacred Heart”, I replied. Our Novena will be great as we leave all things in the hands of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Please come and allow the touch of Jesus to bless, enrich and guide you to new beginnings.

PADRE Pio & 1st Friday evening Mass at 6;45, Listowel, intentions ring Fr. Martin 087-2589682.

DEATH of Sr. M. Alexis Fitzgerald: Presentation Convent, Tralee, and Lyreacrompane. Requiem Mass on Monday in at 12 noon in St. John’s Church followed by burial in Presentation Convent Cemetery.

DEATH has taken place of Elizabeth Imelda Sheehan, Ashgrove House, Kildangan and Moore Abbey, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare and late of Kilbaha, Moyvane, on May 27th, 2021. Predeceased by her parents Tom and Ellen, brothers Tom, Dick and Jack, sister Grace and nephew Richard. Lovingly remembered by her sisters Sr. Anne Bernadette, Sr. Veronica, Kathleen, Eileen, Margaret and Nuala, brothers Danny, Con, Timmy, Jim and Willie, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family, carers and her many friends.

DEATH has taken place of John O’Flynn, Fethard, Co. Tipperary and Newmarket, On May 26, 2021. Husband of Catherine and Dad of Con and Tim and brother of the late Conor. Survived by his wife, sons, brothers Cal (Moyvane) and Michael, sisters Mary, Helen, Margaret and Norma, daughter-in-law Kate, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridie Histon, Pat Joe McEnery, Willie Pearse, Jack Higgins, James Duggan, Eileen Healy, Chris Moriarty, Ita Sweeney, Daniel F Kennelly, Anne Dillon, Sr. Cornelius Holly, Dennis Collins, Joan McCarthy, Mass Moyvane on Sat 29th at 7.30pm for Mícheál Mulvihill, Gortdromosillihy (Anni); Sun 30th at 11.00am for James Duggan, Murhur (Anni); Mon 31st at 7.30pm for Con J. Mulvihill & his wife Catherine & their son Con (Anni), Glin Road; Tues 1st at 7.30pm for Kitty & Stephen Brassil, Aughrim (Anni) & Jimmy Mulvihill, Glenalappa; Wed 2nd at 7.30pm for Nora Moloney, Drommurhur (Anni), her husband Denis & their son Michael; Thurs 3rd at 7.30pm START OF SACRED HEART NOVENA – Bríd Brouder, Kilbaha (Anni) & Peg & Tom Brouder; Fri 4th at 7.30pm for Kathleen Dore, Woodgrove (Anni); Sat 5th at 3.00pm for Peter McGrath, Ahalahana (Anni) & his son John (Months Mind) -note time, and at 7.30pm Mass for John Kearney, The Village (Anni) & his parents Dan & Bridie, and mass on Sun 6th at 11.00am for James O’Brien, Glin (Anni).

Mass Knockanure on Sun 30th at 9.30am for Willie Pearse, Woodgrove (1st Anni), and mass on Sun 6th at 9.30am for Michael Flaherty, Glenalappa (Anni).

CONGRATULATIONS to Noreen Flavin, Knockanure and Bunagara, Listowel, who won the €11,200 Moyvane GAA Lotto Jackpot. Lucky Dips: €40.00 each: Eileen Cronin, Mail Road Cross. Denis Kennelly, Lia Fáil, Ballybunion. Pat & Anne Stack, Dromurhur. Darragh & Eoghan Hudson, Cahirdown. Noreen O’ Neill, Online. Tickets are available online by following the link on Moyvane GAA Facebook Page. You can also buy your tickets at Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware, Holly’s Gala, Stack’s Butchers, Corridan’s Garage, Newtownsandes Co-op, A New You & Curl up & Dye. You can also contact any Committee Member.

FUND: The 2021 Community Support Fund has just been launched. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 18th June 2021 and application forms are available for completion online via the Kerry County Council link: More from 066 71 83680.

SIGNS OF POSITIVITY: The official launch of the SICAP produced ‘Signs of Positivity’ video took place May 30, on the WLR You Tube channel as part of the Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival 2021.

WRITERS WEEK 2nd to 6th June, 2021- It’s back!! Ireland’s premier literary festival returns for it’s 50th year to celebrate the talented works of writers, poets, artists, storytellers, videographers, workshop directors and a whole lot more. #LWW2021 events programme packs a cultural punch, with virtual spaces providing a unique platform for a wide genre of cultural experiences, from the comfort of your own home this year. See their site for full details.

ESB: People of ESB is a 12-part series documenting the lives of ESB staff across various business units.

AGRIA AWARE is the Irish agri-food educational body. It is a Charitable Trust, funded by the Irish farming and agri-food industry. On this site, you can find out all the information about our organization and events

More than 300 million EU farm animals are kept in cages for most of their lives, according to End the Cage Age.

AGRI-FOOD; Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue said the closing date for submissions on the Agri-Food Strategy to 2030, which opened on April 19, and will close on June 15.

BEEF: Former agriculture minister, Brendan Smith, said “The value of beef exports to China in 2019 alone was €95 million; it is a major market for Irish beef and it is vitally important that, following the completion of a full risk assessment, resumption now begins as soon as possible.”

SYMPATHY: To Sr. Columbanus and Sr. Attracta and the wider Presentation Sisters family on the death of Sr. Rupert (Corkery) whose funeral took place in Killarney recently. The late Sr. Rupert was very prominent with the Cathedral Choir and for her music Ministry in St. Brigid’s School and in the Parish of Killarney. May she reap the rewards of her faithful service as a Presentation Sister. May Sr. Rupert rest in peace.

SIAMSA Tíre in Tralee will be one of venues around the country to present Lasta: A national arts programme for young people by young people. All events are taking place online, several free to attend. For more information, visit

HOLY WELLS DAY 13 JUNE 2021; There are around 3,000 Holy Wells in Ireland. Since early Christian times these have been seen as places of prayer and healing. See Diocese of Kerry site for more.

VIATORES CHRISTI: A faith-based development organisation have launched an online discussion forum. Free for everyone to join and to become a volunteer. To learn more visit

CONFIRMATION: Fr. Chris O’Donnell has produced 3 video lessons for Confirmation children and their families. The lessons are delivered by Johanna O’Brien and Eleanor O’Brien from Limerick along with Fr Chris. Ministry programmes. Details will be posted on FB.


GRANTS: Climate Action Voucher – a €1,800 grant to engage consultants to develop plans in areas such as resource efficiency and renewable energy; GreenStart – up to €5,000 to measure carbon footprint and identify actions to reduce emissions and operate more sustainably.

NEWKD and Kerry Volunteer Centre have a series of new free workshops for Kerry volunteers who are involved in various sports clubs and activities across Kerry. Contact Jennifer O’Sullivan Coffey on: 087 94 93 451 or by Email: jenniferosullivan

DESMOND Castle NCW Outdoor tours only. Self-guiding access to ground floor of castle. Limited access to castle banqueting hall. Listowel Castle-Site closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.

THE TIDY Towns contest will go ahead this year, according to Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys


Leaving Certificate 2021 In 2021, you will have the choice to sit the written examination in June or get an accredited grade from the State Examination Commission (SEC) or both. You can find out more about the Leaving Certificate 2021 and accredited grades. Students got a State Certificate of Calculated Grades in 2020.

GRIEF: Elizabeth Garry Brosnan explores Living with our Grief and Loss. Elizabeth discusses how we integrate grief and loss into the fullness of life’s journey.

NCW Olden Times an online archive dedicated to telling the story of Newcastle West in Co. Limerick in words, photos and videos from the town’s proud history.

COVID-19 you can give a vaccine to someone in need by supporting UNICEF Visit or call(01)8783000

GREENWAY: The €8m redevelopment of the Limerick Greenway promised to be completed by 1st July.

PRAYER and Hashtag launched for WMOF2022. The official prayer for the 10th World Meeting of Families, to be held in Rome from 22 to 26 June 2022, has been launched. The official social media hashtag has also been launched as #WMOF2022. The prayer is inspired by the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the 2022 meeting which is: “Family love: a vocation and a path to holiness”. For more on the World Meeting of Families 2022 see

AUTISM Online Conference 2021 – Thriving with Autism: Sunday, October 17th. This online conference offers interventions, skills and strategies to support people on the autism spectrum. Suitable for parents, families, caregivers, autistics, employers, educators, professionals, agencies, advocates and anyone with an interest in autism. Visit

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