Knockanure Notes — 31st March, 2021

EASTER: Assumption Radio 99.9fm from Moyvane Church. Mass cards for all occasions (including Easter) available in the Parish Office and Holly’s. Please note that the Parish Office will be CLOSED on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Monday. Re-opening on Tuesday 6th April.

GOOD Friday 2nd of April, day of fast and abstinence.

LEGION OF MARY CONSECREATION TO OUR LADY: The Legion of Mary will hold its Annual Consecration to Our Lady on this Sunday 28th March at 3.p.m. via the Killarney Cathedral Webcam.

FUNDRAISER in memory of the late John McGrath from Moyvane, who had oesophageal cancer,he passed away in January has raised over €90,000 for the Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Kerry. Prior to his death, John raised €50,000. Last week’s charity sale of over 300 calves donated at Listowel Mart organised by John’s fiancé Erin Stack and the McGrath Family and their many supporters, both in Kerry and beyond was a wonderful success. A GoFundMe page, which is still open for donations, has raised over €16,000. Thanks to Listowel Mart manager Barney O’Connell, retired mart manager Richard Hartnett and everyone who made the calf sale possible.

AWARE: Helpline on 1890 303 302Website at

SYMPATHY: At a recent Board of Management at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy was passed – To the Barry Family Knockanure on the death of John Joe; To the Goulding Family Knockanure on the death of Hugh; To the O’ Carroll Family Knockanure on the death of Mary

To the Flavin Family Trien on the death of Nell; To the Goulding & Clancy families on the death of Mary Clancy Abbeyfeale; To the Kennelly Family Gortromagowna on the death of Anne O’ Mahony;

To the Dineen Family Leamore on the death of Brenda; To the McGrath Family & The Stack Family on the death of John; To the Nolan Family Carrueragh on the death of Anne & Robert; To the Fitzmaurice Family Leitrim , Moyvane on the death of Jerry; To Brenda & Seamus Clancy Knockanure on the death of Larry Cussen Patrickswell, and to the Keane Family Bunaghara Listowel on the death of Donie Thornton Drogheda.

SYMPATHY to William and all in the Barry family, Tanavalla, Listowel on the death of his uncle Tom Barry whose funeral Mass was on Monday 22nd in St. Mary’s, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Fitzmaurice, Eileen Relihan, Peg Moloney, Sr. Eileen Kiely, Brendan Galvin, Jimmy Kirby, Sr. Nora Francis, Eileen Culhane, Tim O’Brien, Maurice O’Connell, Eilish Walsh, Anthony Curtin, Patrick F Power, Betty Lynch, Maurice Walsh, Marie O’Connor. Mass Moyvane; Sat 27th at 7.30pm for Michael & Maureen O’Connor, Ballybunion (Anni) & their son Kevin & their grandson Frank Wallace; Sun 28th at 11.00am PALM SUNDAY – Nora & Danny Walsh, Moher (Anni); Mon 29th at 7.30pm for Frank Dineen & deceased of the Dineen & Keane families, Ballintemple, Cork; Tues 30th at 7.30pm Chrism Mass – livestreamed from the Cathedral, Killarney; Wed 31st at 7.30pm Special Intention

HOLY WEEK TRIDIUM (From the Doorway of Hope); Thurs 1st at 7.30pm HOLY THURSDAY; Fri 2nd at 3.00pm GOOD FRIDAY; Sat 3rd at 8.30pm HOLY SATURDAY Nora & Bill Buckley, Church Road & deceased of the Buckley family, and Mass on Sun 4th at 11.00am EASTER SUNDAY – Jimmy Kirby, Glenalappa (1st Anni). Mass Knockanure; Sun 28th at 9.30am PALM SUNDAY – James & Mary Keane, Kilmorna (Anni), and Mass on Sun 4th at 9.30am EASTER SUNDAY – Hugh Goulding, Knockanure Village (Months Mind).

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: This coming week there will be Stations of the Cross Monday and Wednesday on 99.9fm. This means we will have had 16 celebrations of the Stations during this Lent, each and every one of them were different. On this Good Friday through television or other media outlets or by visiting Moyvane or Knockanure Church or staying in your cars and partaking in the outdoor Stations in Moyvane car park.

SALE of Mugs €190 (bringing total to date €12,100). Very many thanks.

GABRIEL Fitzmaurice was on West Limerick Radio, paying tribute to Con Greaney on St Patrick’s Day, Con died 20 years ago, in the 1990’s he released two cassettes containing 26 of his songs.

CHALLENGE: Everyone is welcome to take part, families or individuals of all levels, walkers, joggers or runners. There are lots of participation prizes to be won, simply share your photos with Lee Strand on social media. Follow Lee Strand and An Riocht on Facebook.

VACCINE; Great that many of the most vulnerable have had their injections against C19. One danger is people having to travel long distances to receive their shot. Heard of cancer patient having to find a person to drive them to County capital to get vaccine, meeting so many in one day and also having to find toilets. Putting people at unnecessary risk, and they telling the rest of us stay at home, which results in isolation and loneliness. Which causes severe emotional problems in both short and long term.

NIARON LTD: ESB Jointing works will continue between Knockanure village and Moyvane graveyard. The works outside the Co-op in Moyvane will cease Wednesday evening.

COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME: We gratefully acknowledge Kerry County Council’s grant towards Knockanure Church. Deeply appreciated. Many thanks.


As you can see from the list of Masses above, the Chrism Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral this coming Tuesday at 7.30pm with no congregation. Bishop Ray and the Priests who work in Killarney Parish will be present to represent all of us. It is a day when we Priests are asked to renew our promises to be faithful in Priesthood and to serve God faithfully. I ask all of you to pray for all of us as we continue to work in Vineyard of the Lord as His Priests.

MUSIC: Covid Care concerts made a return to care homes recently, they were badly needed, after all the stress both carers and residents, had to endure over past year.

WRITERS’ Week Listowel is due to take place from June 2 until June 6, with judging is progress in many of its competitions. No news yet how lockdown will effect gatherings.

Kerry Writers’ Museum, with storyteller Paddy O’Brien, have an eight-week online course, and runs from 8pm to 9pm each week. For free Zoom link, email kerrywritersmuseum.

NORTH: Let us raise our prayers for the North of Ireland in Thanksgiving that their churches are finally reopening for public worship on Friday, 26th. March. They will have the privilege of attending the Easter Ceremonies in person.

MILK: fear dairy products using milk from both North and South will be unable to be sold through EU trade deals to countries outside of the EU. Lakeland Dairies has lost a few customers as a result, but said most of those affected will continue receiving its products.

HOSPICE walk can be made anytime till 2nd of April. Details on facebook.

BARDIC Festival Ballydonoghue, closing date for entries 31st May, details from 087 625 7705.

TALK at St Pio mass last week in Castleisland was given by Elma Walsh the mother of the late Donal Walsh of Tralee the young man was honoured by Mons. Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian of the Year Award 2013. The inscription was “When facing his own impending death at the tender age of 16 years, Donal selflessly and bravely displayed deep humanity and concern for his fellow humans when he publicly pleaded with us to cherish every moment of our lives and step away from any thoughts or actions that would result in self-harm or death.”

COLLECTION: Diarmuid Kearney of Lisselton has over 100 jerseys, which include GAA, soccer, and more.

TRÓCAIRE BOXES: To be returned at weekend Masses on Easter Sunday 4th April.

FULL Moon was on 28th of March, did you see the ring around the moon on night of 23rd last, the smoke stream from an aircraft passed right through the ring.

CHANGED Times; in June 2018 Kerry teams had to face five Munster Football Finals in seven days.

WAITING: 3,411 children in Cork and Kerry waiting for speech and language therapy.

SHARING: Paddy Creedon enjoys sharing his life’s experiences, poetry readings and developing connection with his audiences.

KNIGHTS Walk Glin; new signage is presently being erected at the entrance and along the route.

VOLUNTEERS looking for a way to help in your local community? Kerry Mental Health Association branches welcome all volunteers.

MUSHROOM growing doesn’t have to be a complex process; anyone can do it if they choose the right methods.

ORGANIC Trust is organising two webinars for farmers to boost interest and engagement with the Organic Farming Scheme (OFS). The scheme is open for applications until April 30.

BIODIVERSITY Data Centre is an Initiative of the Heritage Council 2021 Climate Action Plan

Funding of €400,000 is available this year for social farming projects under the 2021 Rural Innovation and Development Fund, according to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2021-2025 was launched on March 26 by Green Party Ministers Malcolm Noonan and Pippa Hackett. What about all the weed killers used by council and on lawns.

LOCAL: Siamsa Tire, National Folk Theatre of Ireland, Tralee –

St John’s Theatre & Arts Centre, Listowel –

The Seanchaí, Kerry Literary and Cultural Centre, Listowel –


CONGRESS 2024; Ecuador to host International Eucharistic Congress in 2024

The Vatican announced that Pope Francis had designated the Archdiocese of Quito in Ecuador the host of the 2024 International Eucharistic Congress.

CLIMATE: The preparation of the 2021 Climate Action Plan will involve a public consultation. The government is inviting everyone to join the ‘climate conversation’. The consultation will remain open until 5:00pm on May 18, 2021.

TOWN Park in Abbeyfeale is being upgraded and they are seeking donations.

GAA: Between January 13th and March 3rd, 28,000 GAA members walked a combined total of 6 million kms as part of the ‘Every Step Counts’ challenge hosted on Irish Life’s MyLife App. To put that into perspective, it is the equivalent of walking the circumference of the earth 15 times; a combined step count of 7.5 billion. The aim of the challenge was to offer GAA members a fun incentive to stay active within their 5km radius. On average, each participant walked just over 200km.

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