Knockanure Notes — 3rd January, 2024

ST PIO Prayer meeting at Castleisland Church on Tuesday 9th, note new date.

PARISH Office closed till Thurs. 4th Jan.’24.

CHOIR: Ard Chúram Day Care Centre North Kerry Community Choir Thurs. Jan 11th 1pm in the Ard Chúram Fuchsia Centre, Hospital Grounds, Greenville, Listowel, (upstairs, lift available, side entrance). Eircode V31X867. Everyone welcome. Light refreshments.

Welcome to the many visitors who came to us for Christmas and the New Year.

THANKS to all who help with the Weekly Notes.

DEATH has occurred of Michael (Mickey) O’Flaherty Jnr., Carraig an Phoill, Ballylongford and late of Keylod, on December 27th, 2023. Predeceased by his mother Mary Ellen and his son Michael Daniel. Mickey is survived by his partner Helen, father Mickey, sisters Mary, Helen, Kate, Angela and Liz, brother Tadhg, uncles Dan Joe and Brendan, aunt Helen, godson Darragh, mother-in-law Kathleen, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces.

Requiem mass for Mickey was celebrated at the Assumption, Moyvane on Saturday, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH of Patrick Langan of Glenagragra, Athea, on December, 28th, 2023, son of the late Ned & Delia Langan and grandfather to the late Damian Curtin. Husband of Mairead. Missed by his family, sons John, Eamonn & Paudie, daughters Bríd Jameson (Glin) & Maura Curtin (Brosna), grandchildren Seán, Áine, Cian, Danny & Tiernan. Brothers George (Dublin) and Eddie. Sons in law Shane Jameson and Gavin Curtin and Eamonn’s partner Patricia. Sisters in law, Vera, Teresa, Kay & Mary, brothers in law Johnny and Pat, nieces Miriam Brouder, Anne O’Neill and Edel Langan, relatives, many friends

Arriving to St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea, on Tuesday morning for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in Holycross Cemetery, Athea.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Hanrahan, Fr. James Hannon, Sean Kissane, Mike Hayes, Fr. Donal O Connor, Nellie Moran, Donie Mulvihill,

MASS Intensions: Sat.30th Dec.’23- Moyvane for Patrick Curtin (Aniv.) Lower Aughrim at 7.30pm; Sun.31st Dec.’23- Knockanure for P.J. Nolan & his father Denis & grandparents Brigid & Patrick Nolan (Aniv.’s) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Noreen O’Callaghan (Aniv.) at 11.00am; Mon.1st Jan’24- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Tues.2nd Jan.’24- Moyvane for Donal “Teddy” Keane RIP, Recently Deceased at 10.00am; Weds.3rd Jan.’24 – Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.4th Jan.’24- Moyvane for A.M. Carr (Aniv.) at 10.00am; Fri.5th Jan.’24- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Moyvane Vigil Mass at 7.30pm; Sat.6th Jan.’24- Knockanure for Feast of the Epiphany at 9.30am; Sat.6th Jan.’24- Moyvane for John Stack (Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.7th Jan.’24 at

Knockanure for Teresa & Michael Bambury (Aniv.’s) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Denis Flaherty & his parents Con & Bridie (Aniv’s) Tubertoreen at 11.00am.

MISSION 2024 The diocesan mission, Hope Alive!, will take place from Sunday Jan 21st – Wednesday Jan 24th. Each day, you are invited to join in the Mission Talk, Prayer, Mass, Prayer Petition and Family Time. Speakers include Adi Roche, Dr Michael Conway, Dr Keith Gaynor and Mellett. To participate in the Mission, register through the diocesan website,

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results from Tuesday December 19th. Jackpot was €5,800. Numbers Drawn: 17, 22, 23, and 26. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Michael Moore, Kilmorna; 2. Tara and Joe O Flaherty, Knocknasna; 3. Liam Corridan, c/o Teresa Collins; 4. Claire Winters, c/o Knockanure Community Centre; 5. Sean, Brid and TJ, c/o Ann Marie; 6. Helen Horgan, Knockanure; 7. Jim Gould, Kilmorna, and 8. Jerry Woods, Flynn’s Bar Knockanure. As this is our last draw for 2023, we will hold our next draw on Tuesday January 9th. We would like to thank our volunteers, our ticket buyers and vendors who this draw would not be possible without! Happy Christmas to you all and every health and happiness for 2024 from all at Knockanure GAA Club! Congratulations to Knockanure team who were crowned the North Kerry Novice Champions 2023, when they beat Clounmacon on St Stephen’s Day in Ballylongford.

CONGRATULATIONS: Moyvane syndicate members of the Lynch and Walsh families, their greyhound, Ahavoher Suzie, won final of an ON3 525 sweepstake with winner’s purse of €1,350.

Local men Con Lynch, Mike Corridan trains the April ’22 daughter of Magical Bale and Earls Dancer.

STORM; 185 ESB customers without power in the Kerry area after Storm Gerrit and 102 ESB customers were affected in the Abbeyfeale area.

BINGO Tarbert – New Year’s Bingo will be on next Wed. 3rd Jan. at 8pm in the Community Centre – with a new caller – and bigger and better prize money also.

HELP: Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday 9 January at 7:15pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee. We also offer an online support group – for further information on this please contact info

RUSH: These findings of the four-year project, for which rushes were mainly cut in Co. Clare, illustrate the “beneficial” GWP impact of harvesting and bailing rush biomass, the study shows.

Harvesting rushes. Harvesting rushes for the EIP project in Co. Clare. Source: Bernard Carey

Biochar is produced through a process called pyrolysis and a mobile pyrolysis machine. This technology can be efficient at medium to small scale, according to project findings.

This would make it possible to have carbon dioxide removal (CDR) schemes not only at local scale, but also as part of wider rural bio-economies, the LCA study states. Rush biochar has “excellent” potential to reduce total gaseous


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