Knockanure Notes — 30th August, 2023

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. Rosary will be recited at the Grotto Knockanure at 8pm every Tues. in Aug. Church Council Meeting, Tues. 5th Sept. Items for agenda by Fri. Sept. 1st. Presbytery/Office: 068 49308.

OUTING: Care of the Aged outing to Killarney on Sept. 7th leaving Moyvane at 10am. Trip to the Red Fox Inn, lunch & shopping in Killarney, tea & sandwiches on return. Cost €30. Contact Elaine 068-49692/Noreen 068-49238.

BLOOD donation clinics at Listowel Arms Hotel on Monday August 28 and Tuesday August 29 from 4:50pm until 8:10pm both evenings. Call 1800 222 111 for an appointment.

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

ADULT EDUCATION Listowel, Part-time free courses starting September 2023 in The Butler Centre: Adult Literacy Support, Computers for Beginners, Smartphone for Beginners, English as A Second Language (ESOL) for all levels. Please contact Mary 086 7969627.

ACCOMODATION OFFICE is open in the square, Listowel above Christy’s Well Bar from 11am until 4pm. The accommodation office is looking for anyone that is letting accommodation for race week or anyone that is looking for accommodation to please call into the office or telephone Maria on 0876652211.

CHOIR; Mary Culloty O’ Sullivan is starting a brand-new Adult Choir in North Kerry. Come along to an open evening on Tuesday 5th September 8pm in St Patrick’s Hall, William St Upper, Listowel, to register your interest and hear all about classes, fees etc. Classes will begin on Monday 11th September at 1-2.30pm. All welcome.

DEATH of Mary Lynch (née Keating) Ballygologue Park, Listowel, and formerly of Knockenagh, Listowel and Dirra Cottages, on August 16th, 2023, mother of Ann, Tom, Pat and Joe.

Following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church, Mary Lynch, was laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel. Mary was a regular visitor to Knockanure Rambling House.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Paschal Hegarty, Sr. Sheila McAuliffe, Pat Mulvihill, Phil Kerins, Peggy Enright, Sr. Columba Relihan, Oliver McGrath, Aeneas Leane, Sr. Angela O Connell, Sean Brennan, Mossy Meade, Timothy Horgan, Margaret Leahy, Jackie Feury,

BON SECOURS SISTERS Mass On Tuesday 5th September the 10am Mass will be offered for the Bon Secours Sisters who are leaving Tralee having given 144 years of service to health care and as a praying community in our midst. All are welcome to come and meet the sisters before they depart for Cork. Refreshments will be served in the Parish Centre, Tralee after Mass.

GRAVEYARD MASSES; The Moyvane/Knockanure Graveyard Committee would like to thank the following:- Chief Celebrant Fr Brendan Carmody, Fr Brendan O’Callaghan & Fr Tom McMahon; The Eucharistic Ministers, the Sacristan, the Choir & the Readers; Donal O’Sullivan for providing the amplification system; Leo Finucane, Tom Moore, Seamus Clancy, Mike Brosnan & Aiden Stack for providing the car parking facilities; The public for their very generous contribution to our Graveyard Collection, And to everyone that helped in any way.

KNOCK: Padre Pio Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday 17th September. Coach

will leave Listowel at 7.45am via Ballybunion, from Asdee at 8.15am, Ballylongford at 8.30am and Tarbert at 8.45am. Contact Bernadette on 087-6019474 or James on 087-7789929.

CONGRATULATIONS to Anne Langan and Ruairi O Neill who were married at Athea Church on 17th of August 2023, Anne is daughter of Theresa and Eddie Langan, Athea and Ruairi is son of Catriona O’Neill and the late Sean O’Neill of Listowel. Reception was held at Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee.

BEST Wishes to everyone on receiving their Leaving Certificate Results.

SCHOOL: We wish all returning to school every blessing for the term ahead.

GAA: Junior championship Moyvane 6-12- Lispole 0-14. Match held on Sunday 20th in Moyvane.

NURSING Homes Week was held on August 21st, 30 nursing homes participated with about 100 performers.

WELL: Pattern Day Mass in Ballyheigue – Friday 8 September 11 am. Bishop Ray Browne will once again celebrate Ballyheigue’s Pattern Day Mass at 11.00 am on Friday 8 September at our Lady’s Well and Grotto. All are welcome.

IRISH MEN’S ROSARY: Will take place on September 2nd at 1pm, The Square

Tralee. All welcome. More details contact John 087 6951298.

HOTIZONS: Willie Wixted Listowel Looks Back- Sunday 27th August 2023.

TOURS OF GLIN CASTLE on Sunday, September 3 from 12 -6pm. Admission €10. Tickets available at the entrance gate. Coffee, Cakes, Ice Cream, Refreshments and Raffle.

GLÓRACH: A new play called Katie by local playwright Thérèse Prendiville will be coming to the Glórach stage, Abbeyfeale, on September 8th, 9th, and 10th, Tickets available at 0871383940 or online www. glorachabbeyfeale. Com

ST JOHN’S; Friday 1st Sept. Exhibition of painting by local man Joseph Flynn; Thursday 7th Concert with Red Hurley, and on Tuesday 12th Film Club have Drean Horse.

CONGRATULATIONS to Cnoc an Óir Céilí Band, Ballybunion CCÉ, achieving 3rd place in the All Ireland Senior Céilí Band Fleadh Cheoil 2023 in Mullingar.

DANAHER MCGRATH TRUST; There are a number of Scholarships ranging from a minimum of €2000 to a maximum of €5000. Applications forms are available from secondary schools in Abbeyfeale, Newcastle West and Tarbert or through Purtill Woulfe Murphy Solicitors in the square, Abbeyfeale (068 31106) or email fosullivan or mhealy . Closing date is 31st August 2023.

IRISH MEN’S ROSARY: Will be said on Saturday, September 2 at 1pm in the The Square. Tralee. Further details from John 087 6951298.

PADRE PIO devotions in Castleisland will not take place again on Tuesday, September 19th at 7.30pm.

RAMBLING House in Listowel takes place on the last Thursday of every month from 9.15 pm in the Seanchai Centre.

ACTIVE RETIRED GROUP Listowel will return to St. Patrick’s Hall on Tuesday 5th September 2.30 – 4.30pm, after their summer break. New members welcome.

STORYTELLING Festival in Listowel from 14th to 17th of September 2023.

RACING: Harvest racing festival at Listowel from September 17th – 23th 2023.

VINTAGE: Their annual vintage and Modern Tractor and Car Road run takes place on Sunday, September 3 at Athea. Registration at 11am. Proceeds in aid of Sophie Mulligan for Ronald McDonald House and Mid West Parkinson Association.

TRIP; Fitzpatrick’s bus will be taking us to Mullingar on Sunday 10th Sept, picking up in Listowel at 8.30am at the Square, Abbeyfeale opposite the church at 8.45am. Newcastle West opposite the Longcourt House Hotel. For more information and booking contact Maureen 087 9845102.

ARDNACRUSHA Power Station, visit up to Friday September 8 , please contact Carolyn

DAIRY Farming: Michael Healy Rae T. D., said: “Rural Ireland has depended on the family dairy farm system that built Ireland’s multi-billion euro dairy system with so much of the run-off income spilling into the local economies throughout Ireland. “Dairy farmers, many of them carrying on a tradition and a family way of life, simply cannot take another body blow.

“Farmers always faced challenges face on and implemented and changed, but the constant blow after blow from this government and especially parts of it who seem to be very ‘anti farming,’ are putting people at a crossroads.”

Mr Healy-Rae is calling on Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue to extend the slurry spreading deadline by a fortnight.

MONITOR: The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) will monitor four schemes using AMS in 2023: The Basic Income Support for Sustainability (BISS), Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC), Protein Aid Scheme (PAS) and Straw Incorporation Measure (SIM).

YOUNG Farmer: The six finalists to become the 2023 FBD Young Farmer of the Year were named on August 22. Among contestants is Stephen O Keeffe, a dairy farmer from Co. Limerick.

CLEAN COASTS: The Big Beach Clean celebrates 20 years in operation and this year the clean-up will take place from September 15-17. Register to help at www.

ACCORD; are offering over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members. Call: 01 5313331.


  1. Breda Scully says

    On 8th August 2016, my very dear Dad, Joe (John) Kearney, previously from the Glin Road ( and then Longford town ) passed away suddenly. My Dad was so proud of where he came from, “his road, his village, his county.” A mass will be offered up in Dad’s memory tomorrow, Sunday 27th August 2023 @:11.30 in St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford . Missed and loved always and forever.

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