Knockanure Notes — 30th May, 2017

FIRST Holy Communion which takes place in Knockanure on Sat 6th May at 11am and in Moyvane on Sat 27th May at 11am.

PADRE PIO NIGHT in Listowel: Friday March 5th, beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m, Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

ROSARY on Tuesday for the month of May at 7.15pm in Moyvane at Grotto. Killocrim Grotto in May Rosary every Fri evening at 8pm.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Rambling House on Thurs 4th May at 9pm. Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance. Adm free. All welcome.

ACTIVE Retired on Mon 16th May. Music by Stevie Donegan. All welcome.

SCHOOL: Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure; Congratulations to the Pupils of First & Second Class and their Teacher Miss McDermott on winning the Book Trailer Challenge for Listowel Writers Week. They made a film “Trailer” for Nick Sharrott’s Book “The Cat And The King”. Their prize is to meet the author at Writers’ Week and attend his workshop. Well Done !!!

Congratulations also to Miss Buckley, her Green School Committee and all in Scoil Chorp Chríost on receiving the great news that the school has been awarded it’s 4th Green Flag; The Travel Flag. They will receive the flag at a ceremony in Cork on May 12th.

BEST WISHES to Moyvane/ Knockanure u13 girls Indoor Soccer Community Games team who won the County final recently, they will now compete in the Provincial Stage at UL on July 1st 2017.

GRANT: Knockanure Community Centre under the remit of Knockanure Development Association applied for a grant to replace the boiler in the centre. This application was made under Kerry County Council’s Community Support Fund 2017. The grant awarded was €1,500 following the success of the application.

MARRIAGE: Best wishes to Karen Curtin of Lyrecrompane and Tommy O’Sullivan son of Donie and Margaret of Trien, who were married in Rathea Church on 27th April 2017. Congratulations also to Caroline Carmody daughter of John and Mary of Knockanure who married Brian Fouhy of Ennis on Saturday last April 28th 2017 in Knockanure Church.

NOVENA to Our Lady of Fatima at Abbeyfeale Church begins on May 4th at 7.30pm

YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZE: June 25th to July 2nd. 18 to 30 year olds, details from 086 3683 778.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host two FREE Painting Workshops on Friday May 12th and Friday May 19th from 11.00 Am -12.30 PM. You must attend both sessions as it’s a continuation. These classes are open to Senior Members of the Community to Celebrate the ‘Bealtaine Festival –
celebrating creativity as we age’. Places are limited, please call 068-23044 to secure your place.

FIBROMYALGIA SUPORT GROUP LISTOWEL BRANCH Will meet on Wednesday 3rd May 8pm, Sharp in St. Patrick’s Hall. All are welcome!

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results. No winner of the €2900 jackpot, with draw held on Friday 28th April 2017. Numbers drawn were 3, 15, 28, 32. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Ann Collins, c/o T. Collins, Lisaniska; 2. Ann Brouder, Athea; 3. Pat Kennelly, Knockanure; 4. Mary Wallace, Glin and 5. Sinead Behan, Rathea. Next draw to be held on Friday 5th May with jackpot rising to €3000.

SYMPATHY. To Mary Carmody & family, Gortdromagowna on the sudden death of her brother-in-law Michael Reddington.

DEATH has occurred of John O’Donoghue, (late of Carraig Beag, St. Raphael’s, Celbridge, and Terenure) on 13th April 2017 son of the late Jack and Bridie (née Kissane) O’Donoghue. Survived by his brothers Michael and Seamus, his sisters Kathryn and Brídín, his in-laws Annette, Mary, Willie and Tim, his godmother Eileen, his nephews, nieces, aunts, and uncles. Sympathy to the Kissane Family, Ahalahana & Murhur.

DEATH has occurred of Sr. Marcellina O’Sullivan, Presentation Convent, Castleisland, and late of Bridge Road, Listowel. Former staff member of Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin, on April 22nd 2017 at Fatima Nursing Home, Tralee. Predeceased by her parents Tom and Maria O’Sullivan, her sister Sr. Mary (Presentation Convent Killarney) and her brother Fr. Brendan (San Diego, California). Survived by her Community, her sisters Mona Keaveny (Kells, Co. Meath) and Therese Nolan (Navan, Co. Meath), brother-in-law Stephen.

ANNIVERSARIES: Patrick Bunce, Madge Fitzmaurice, Margaret O’Donnell, Dick Galvin, Benny O’Connell, John Joe O’Connor, Joe Healy, Seamus McCloskey, Moss Galvin, Tim Stack, Sr. Carmel Walsh, Peg Carmody, John O’Connor, Con Synan, Jeremiah Christopher O’Carroll, Liza Mulvihill, Pat Allan, Sr. Conception O’Connor, Pat Danaher, Delia Langan, Mattie Kennelly, Sr. Ellen Fitzgerald, Mary Hayes, John Neenan, Heidi Deegan, Sr. Bridie O’Sullivan, John Houlihan, Sr. Martina Woulfe, James Relihan, Mary Rose Kennelly, Mass Church of the Assumption Moyvane –Wed 3rd 7.30pm Denis O’Connor, Glin (Anni); First Fri 5th 7.30pm Tom McNamara, Cooraclare, (Anni), Fr. Kevin’s Dad.

Sat 6th 7.30pm Tom O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni); Sun 7th 11.00am Jerry McCarthy & his son Jeremiah, Gurtdromosillihy (Anni). Mass Corpus Christi Knockanure–Tues 2nd 7.30pm Michael Moran, Bantry (Rec Dec); Thurs 4th 7.30pm Deceased of the Lynch Family, Gortdromagouna

First Fri 5th 8.00pm Ruby McMahon, l/o Washington & Lisaniskea (Months Mind)

Sun 7th 10.00am Nora Kennelly Kelly & Mary Rose Kennelly, Gortdromagouna (Anni)


BEST WISHES to Tim and Mary Horgan of Trien who recently celebrated the Golden Jubilee of their wedding.

CONGRATULATIONS to locals Tom Shanahan who was winner of the Ballybunion half marathon, while Rachel Stokes was first woman in the 10k race, she finished in a time of 41.18.

OVER 1,000 trees were recently planted in Moyvane, when mature they will be a reminded to future generations of the present dedicated work of the Local Development Association.

PAINTING: Towards the church painting fund, the Bingo night in the Marian Hall raised a €5,080

RAMBLING HOUSE: Benny Thade McCarthy’s Rambling House Bank Holiday Monday May 1 at 9pm in Fr. Casey’s Club house Abbeyfeale.

TIDY Towns in Listowel have an evening at AIB The Square on Friday May 5th at 6.15pm.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS: Next meeting Wednesday, May 3 in the Desmond Complex NCW. Further information 087 7972855.

PRAYER: Over 120 people led public prayer in parishes across the diocese of Limerick on Tuesday last.

REMEMBERING ZOE CYCLE: The third Remembering Zoë Cycle Challenge around the 8 parishes which surround Abbeyfeale will be held on Sunday, May 14 – there are 3 routes: 110 km, 75 km or 40 km.

CAR BOOT SALE AND INDOOR MARKET: WL102fm will hold their monthly Saturday market on Saturday, May 6. Further information Bernadette 069 66200.

MOYVANE BADMINTON CLUB: Scott Evans Ireland’s No. 1 Men’s singles player will visit Moyvane Club for an evening of coaching and badminton exhibition in the Community Centre on Fri May 12th.

The agenda for the evening is as follows: 5pm -7pm Junior & Senior coaching. 7pm –10.30pm Official welcome with Q & A. Tickets available from Mike Corridan on 087/4175063. Further info from Margaret 087/2605311.

ARD CHÚRAM DAY CENTRE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS will commence a fourth day service on Tuesday May 9th at its Centre in Greenville. For further information contact Margaret Payne at (068) 22986.

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT: Listowel May 6th at 4.15am, Registration open every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 35 Church St. Listowel. This year’s walk/run takes place in Newcastle West on Saturday, May 6 at 4 am, starting at The Desmond Complex (new venue) Gortboy.

CAR BOOT SALE AND INDOOR MARKET: WL102fm will hold their monthly Saturday market on Saturday, May 6.

ARE YOU AWARE OF THE NCCA SURVEY ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN OUR PRIMARY SCHOOLS? Religious Education will no longer be a subject in the state recognised Primary Schools Curriculum, under the NCCA’s proposal, unless you let your views be known.

SPINATHON FUNDRAISER FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS; Friday, May 5 is Special Olympics Ireland National Collection Day. Fealefit Srength &Conditioning, Mountmahon are holding a Spinathon on the day 7am – 10pm to help raise funds. We need people to fill slots and keep our stationary Spin bikes going for 15 hours. No level of fitness required, just need to keep those pedals turning at your preferred pace. It is €5 for a 15 minute slot and you can do as many as you wish. Contact Shane 0872891015 or Kadie 0877771552 for further details.

IRISH RED CROSS. There was will an afternoon tea party on Sunday 7th May in the Grand hotel in Tralee from 3pm to 5pm.

FATIMA ROSARY PROCESSION: Friday May 5th at 7pm from Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church, Upper Rock Street to Dominican Holy Cross Church, Day Place. All welcome.

CCTV: April 2017 The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald T.D., today announced a new grant-aid scheme to assist community groups to assist the establishment of community-based CCTV systems. Under the scheme, eligible community groups can apply for grant-aid of up to 60% of the total capital cost of a proposed CCTV system.

PARKRUN, fun, timed 5 kilometre run. Starts at 9.30am each and every Saturday beside the soccer pitch in the Demesne, Newcastle West. Runners, walkers, families and even family pets are welcome! Just register for free at, print out your barcode and come along on Saturday morning.

ALZHEIMERS Society Tea Day on May 4th.

SHOW STOPPERS: Scoil Mháthair Dé Performing Arts Society presents Show Stoppers at Colaiste Íde agus Íosef on Friday night, May 5 at 7pm.

VET for neutering subsidised list available at 1890 946 336.

SPECIAL Olympics Collection Day May 5th; International Dawn Chorus Day May 7th, it is also Baby Market Day in Killarney; Europe Day 2017 is on May 9th. Thursday 4th is Feast of English Martyrs.

REMEMBERING ZOE CYCLE: The third Remembering Zoë Cycle Challenge around the 8 parishes which surround Abbeyfeale will be held on Sunday, May 14 – there are 3 routes: 110 km, 75 km or 40 km and online registration is now open – you can register by clicking on ; .

IRISH RED CROSS. There was will an afternoon tea party on Sunday 7th May in the Grand hotel in Tralee from 3pm to 5pm.

FATIMA ROSARY PROCESSION: Friday May 5th at 7pm from Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church, Upper Rock Street to Dominican Holy Cross Church, Day Place. All welcome.

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGES: Fri 2nd to 4th June, Tues 25Th to 27th July and Fri 11th to 13th Aug. To book  087/3966399 (9am 6pm) Night Vigil to Knock December 7th.

HEALTH: Mobile HSE Unit which provides a free health check will visit Men’s Shed Ballybunion on Monday/Tuesday 19th/20th June.

PULSEWAVE CARDIO HEART SCREENING: Friday 5th May Grand Hotel. 11 to 8 p.m.

QUIT SMOKING? A HSE 6 week ‘Stop Smoking’ support group will start in Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday 16th May to Tuesday 20th June from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. This course is free of charge and delivered by a smoking cessation officer. For further details contact Mary on 066/7195617.

FLEADH: Street Entertainment: As part of the street entertainment for the County Fleadh the organising committee are offering total prizemoney of €900 to groups who wish to take part in a street entertainment competition on Fri May 19th at various venues throughout Tralee town. Contact the Fleadh Secretary on 087-1232407 for details.

YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ 2017 The Diocesan Pastoral Team is still recruiting for the youth pilgrimage to Taizé, France. The dates are Sunday, June 25th and returning on Sunday July 2nd 2017. Pilgrims must be between 18 – 30. The cost of the pilgrimage is €400 but in Listowel the Finance Council will sponsor half of that fare. So we would be delighted if any parishioner or regular at our Church would avail of this great opportunity. For application forms or more information, contact Fr. Declan directly or Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 .

ARE YOU AWARE OF THE NCCA SURVEY ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN OUR PRIMARY SCHOOLS? Religious Education will no longer be a subject in the state recognised Primary Schools Curriculum, under the NCCA’s proposal, unless you let your views be known. Is this a move to remove Religious Education from our schools? This move devalues and challenges the place and status of Religious Education in our schools. Is this what you want for the future generations of children? As a matter of urgency parents, teachers, Boards of Management and interested adults need to engage with the survey before closing date 26th May 2017. The NCCA survey is available online:

‘FREE TO BE’ PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE (PART 1): West Limerick Resources (SICAP) will roll out the very popular ‘Free to be’ Personal Development Course (Part 1) in the Further Education & Training Centre Abbeyfeale, starting Monday May 8 from 10 – 12 noon, for 6 weeks finishing on June 19. This course is free to anybody in receipt of social welfare payments, those who feel they would like to be part of a group, parents, parenting alone, people living in a disadvantage area or who have children with learning difficulty. This programme is about well-being which benefits you and your family. If you are interested in attending please book a place with Mary at West Limerick Resources on 087 9382883 or contact Nora at West Limerick Resources on 068 31198. Booking is essential.

FOOD CLOUD INFORMATION EVENING: West Limerick Resources is delighted to announce that we are working to support the FoodCloud Initiative in the West Limerick Area. FoodCloud is a simple yet ingenious idea whereby working with local supermarkets for the aim of reducing food waste and restoring community spirit based on shared food. We would like to hear from Community Groups or Charities in the area who would be in a position to support this initiative, by receiving the food donations for their own work or indeed for further distribution within the community. Please contact Dearbhla at West Limerick Resources on 069 66293 or email [email protected]

FR. HAMEL BEATIFICATION MOVE: An announcement was made on Holy Thursday which sees the process of Beatification getting into place. Fr. Haemel (85) was killed last July saying Mass in his Church.

COMMUNITY NATTERS: West Limerick Resources are now producing a monthly community newsletter entitled ‘Community Natters’. With this newsletter, we hope to reach out to the many community groups in our area and communicate some useful hints and information as well as highlighting some new and interesting projects happening around us. As always, we are hoping to engage with as many voluntary organisations as possible, so please feel free to get in touch with any member of the team at West Limerick Resources if you have any events/projects currently happening in your community. Please let us know by emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]. To subscribe to the monthly newsletter, please log onto our website and enter your email address in the subscription box.

LIKE TO QUIT SMOKING? A HSE 6-week stop smoking support group will start in: Family Resource Centre, John B Keane Rd. Tuesday 16th of May to Tuesday 20th of June 6.30pm to 7.30pm. the course is free of charge and delivered by a Smoking Cessation Office, every Tuesday evening for the 6 consecutive weeks. Please confirm booking as places are limited with: Mary: 066-7195617 Kerry Community Services. H.S.E. South, Rathass, Tralee

ANAM CARA, the organisation that supports bereaved parents,

is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 9th of May from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haigs Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

KERRY STROKE SUPPORT GROUP are holding a Health & Well Being Day on May 26th from 10.30am to 3pm in Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre Tralee for people who have had a Stroke. Inputs from various Medical and Wellbeing Therapists including Dr. Richard Liston, Consultant Geriatrician from University Hospital Kerry. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Cost €10.00. Limited Availability . For further info contact Denise @ 066 7123373

IRISH RED CROSS. There was will an afternoon tea party on Sunday 7th May in the Grand hotel in Tralee from 3pm to 5pm, light finger food provided and music. Tickets are €5. Booking is essential. Bookings can be made on 087 708 8395.

A MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND will take place in Cork on the 5th – 7th May 2017. This is a Weekend for good marriages. For more information.

PULSEWAVE IRELAND CARDIO HEART SCREENING in Kerry next week. The Bpro certified to measure CASP to 99.17% in comparison to an angiogram and as seen on TV. As Heart Disease is still the biggest killer in Ireland we try to make it affordable for everyone to be screened. Normal cost of screening is €50 per person , Parish offer €30 per person for that we check your Blood Pressure, Heart Rythm, Casp of heart, arterial flexability and Blood flow. We can access the risk of heart attack or stroke with a simple non invasive test. Venues as follows Thursday 4th May Killarney Court Hotel, Killarney & Friday 5th May The Grand Hotel Tralee, appointments available from 11am to 8pm daily Call 087-7151623 to make an appointment spaces are limited.


Bláithín Ní Ainín, Community Water Officer for Kerry will present information

on the latest draft River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018 –

2021 along with details on how you can have a say.The Tralee meeting will be in The Rose Hotel on Wednesday May 3rd at 7.30pm, more information visit

JOHN’S CHURCH ASHE STREET, Tralee presents ‘Spring into Summer’ with the Kerry Choral

Union and their Junior Choir. Special guests: The O’Shea Brothers. St John’s Church, Ashe Street,

this Sunday (April 30th) at 7.30pm. Proceeds in aid of restoration fund.

THOUGHT: Things great have small beginnings. Every downpour is just a raindrop; every fire is just a spark; every harvest is just a seed; every journey is just a step because without that step there will be no journey; without that raindrop there can be no shower; without that seed there can be no harvest. — William Wilberforce.

FATHER JOHN: Kerryman North Edition, Thursday, March 16, 2006; Section: Munster Farmer

Moyvane hosts a week long mission


THE North Kerry village of Moyvane is this week preparing to host a weeklong parish mission coinciding with the Golden Jubilee year of the local church in the parish.

“The Church of the Assumption in Moyvane is this year celebrating its fiftieth year and a mission is a suitable way to celebrate the Golden Jubilee for our church,” said Parish Priest, Fr John Lucid.

The mission opens on Saturday, March 18 with a special vigil mass, commencing at 8pm.

Kerryman North Edition, Wednesday, October 04, 2006; Section: News

Moyvane Church celebrates 50 years at the heart of the community


IT was a Vigil Mass with a difference in Moyvane on Saturday night when the entire community came together to celebrate 50 years of the Church of the Assumption.

Indeed, community was very much the main concept of the night where, at the behest of Parish Priest Fr. John Lucid, many of the sporting and cultural organisations active in the parish paraded into the church under colourful banners.

“We were very pleased with this aspect of the night,” Fr Lucid told The Kerryman. “We wanted to thank all these community groups, from the GAA to the ICA, for their many of years of support to both the population and the church. It was wonderful to see them all line out and we had a most enjoyable evening afterwards,” he said.

Concelebrating the Mass were Bishop Bill Murphy and Fr Pat Ahern – two men the parish were delighted to have sharing in their celebrations.

One other member of the clergy present on the night with deep ties to the church was Fr Thomas Hickey. He was there to celebrate the church’s Golden Jubilee 40 years after he said his last Mass as a curate in the parish.

Reunited with old friends, Fr. Hickey – who was responsible for setting up the Plain Players Drama Group in 1965 which went on to tour the country including a stint at the Abbey with Lady Gregory’s Spreading the News – thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

KNOCKANURE Community Centre News

Each month the Active Retirement meal is proving to be a great success. Numbers are increasing each time. March meal was a great success with fifty –eight people attending. Stevie Donegan entertained the group with lots of music. People took to the floor with the waltz and jive. Some individuals even contributed to the occasion with their own party piece. Of course the day would not be complete without the raffle. Overall it proves to be a wonderful day where people meet and mix.

Exercise classes with Maggie Large are more than the loud music, fast moments and shouts of encouragement that are seen and heard from Knockanure Community Centre. Attending one of Maggie’s classes gets you off the couch and out from the same four walls of your home to meet people in your community. In Knockanure Centre you will be able to make new friends, have adult conversation and exercise at the same time with a lot of emphasis on the ‘Fun’ aspect of fitness. Maggie will certainly push you to your limits to achieve your goals.

Join one of Maggie’s classes today – help build a foundation and structure that you can use to fuel your personal health journey for years to come. Classes take place in the centre every Thursday. If you cannot make the morning class at 9.30am, there will be a class at 7.30pm evening time. Maggie can be reached at 087-9866533

The open meeting for AA was a big success on the night. The hall was packed with fifty six people in attendance. This included a lot of young people. Contribution was made from very good speakers both from Kilmallock and Castlemaine linked to AA and Al-Anon. Refreshments were served on the night and great appreciation for the use of the facilities must be acknowledged. The group continue to meet on a weekly basis on Tuesday’s at 8.30pm. Anyone who may have a problem is more than welcome to come.

FIRST conference of the Society of Catholic Scientists will be held April 21-23. 2017.

Almost 100 attendees are expected at the society’s inaugural conference, which will be held April 21-23 at Chicago’s Knickerbocker Hotel.

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