Knockanure Notes — 4th October, 2023

CAR BOOT: Knockanure Community Centre Car Boot Sale & Vintage Rally 1st Oct.

PARISH: Confessions: Before Mass or by arrangement. Eucharistic Adoration: every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Baptisms: Saturday afternoons only from 12 noon to 4pm.

Confirmation date in Moyvane has been changed to Weds. March 20th at 11.30am. First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Moyvane Sat. 4th May’24 at 11.00am and in Knockanure Sat. 11th May’24 at 11.00am.

DANCING: Jiving Classes, 2nd Oct. at Clounmacon Community Centre at 8.30pm.

Social dancing, Duagh Sports and Leisure Complex, Friday nights 8:30-10:30. Complimentary teas and coffee. Door prize on the night. Social Dancing on Tuesday night in the Community Centre, Ballybunion at 7.30 p.m.

HALLOWEEN MARKET Saturday 22nd October at Community Centre Ballybunion, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

DEATH of Daniel Houlihan, Clounprohus, Moyvane, on September 24th, 2023. Predeceased by his grandparents Johnny and Bridget Houlihan. Daniel is survived by, his parents Aidan and Theresa, sisters Emma and Rebecca, grandparents Dan and Mary Keane, uncles Donie, Johnny, Donal and Eddie, aunts Catriona, Breda and Marion, granduncles, grandaunts, cousins, extended family, and neighbours. Requiem Mass for Daniel was celebrated at Ballydonoghue Church on Saturday at 11.00 a.m, followed by burial afterwards in Gale Cemetery.

Joe (The Hammer) O’Brien

DEATH of Joe (The Hammer) O’Brien of Sharwood Estate, Newcastle West, on 27th September 2023 at Milford Care Centre. Husband of the late Mary. Survived by his son Alan, daughters Amanda and Paula, sons-in-law Adrian and Neilus, grandchildren Michael, Ryan and Eoin, brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Joe was celebrated at the Church of The Immaculate Conception, Newcastle West, on Saturday, 30th September, burial afterwards in Ardagh Cemetery. Joe went to school in Knockanure for a while and loved to visit the community centre and recall school days. He loved his football team West ham, that’s where Joe got his nickname Joe hammer.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sheila Carmody, Sr. Mrie Lyons, Bridie O’Connor, Sr. Mary Aquin O’Carroll, Sr. Catherine Colbert, John Paul Stack, Joe O’Connor, Dan Flaherty, Tommy Stack, Geraldine Liston,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 30th Sept.’23- Moyvane for Joe O’Connor (Aniv.) Kilbaha at 7.30pm;

Sun.1st Oct.’23- Knockanure for Tom & Bridie Flavin (Aniv.’s) Trien at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for Mossie Kearney RIP, Recently Deceased 11.00am; Tues.3rd Oct.’23- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Wed.4th Oct.’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thur.5th Oct.’23- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.6th Oct.’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.7th Oct.’23-Moyvane for Pat, Bridget & Dick Stack (Aniv.’s) Drommurhur at 7.30pm; Sun.8th Oct.’23

Knockanure for Brigid Buckley RIP, Recently Deceased at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Tadgh T. Carr at 11.00am

KNOCKANURE GAA Lotto for Tuesday September 19th, Jackpot was €4,500; Numbers Drawn: 4, 6, 17, and 29. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Mary Danaher Kennelly, Knockanure; 2. Joanne Buckley, c/o T. Collins; 3. Gerard Buckley, Knockanure; 4. Bernadette Enright, Keylod; 5. Aoife, Chloe, Shauna, Con Lynch. Next draw on Tuesday September 26th in the clubhouse and jackpot will be €4,600. All are welcome as always!

Kerry GAA Supporters’ Club social will be held on 29th of October 2023 in Ballygarry House Hotel.

MISSION in Listowel: led by the Redemptorist Mission Team, Limerick will take place at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel beginning at the Vigil Mass on Saturday 7th October and ending on Friday night, 13th October. All are most welcome to come to each of the daily masses 7.00 a.m. or 10.30 a.m. or the evening sessions at 7.30 p.m.

MUSIC Class: free online certified courses at Beginner, Beginner 2 and Intermediate Levels in fiddle, Irish traditional guitar, bodhrán, flute, tin whistle, concertina, button accordion and voice.

EIGSE MICHAEL HARTNETT: Thursday October 5 – Sunday, October 8. Official Opening, Thursday, October 5 with the Hit Macchine Drummers in the Square followed by the songwriter Jack O’Rourke, Limerick poet Tim Cunningham, author and columnist Michael Harding, artist Gerard Fenniman who worked on a project in Abbeyfeale Town Park in 2015. There will also be a book launch of Pat Mc Laughlin’s latest book, a screening of the Irish made film ‘Roise and Frank’ Poetry and Music, a photographic exhibition, The Hartnett walking tour, a puppet show for the children and so much more. Google for the full picture of events. By the way the memorial Lecture will be delivered by Duagh academic Dr. Mary McAuliffe.

SINGING SESSION: Garry McMahon Traditional Singing W/E begins on Friday, October 13,

” MY SUPER POWER IS BEING ME” : A book of mindfulness activities for children is being launched at the Barnagh Hub on Saturday, October 7 from 2-4pm. Further information from 083 8385857.

GLORACH: The Autumnal series of shows continues with a charity concert on Saturday, October 7th in aid of Milford Hospice and Fr Tim Galvin’s mission, with talented local musicians and singers.

ST JOHNS: Wed. 4th Concert with Esposito Quartet; Friday 6th Theatre- Darkk By S.D. Clifford and Sat 7th- Book Launch- Seven Steps to Birth a Crone, By Mary Kennelly at 1pm, artists also involved, Rebeca Carroll and Susan Hitching. Thursday 12th – Concert with James Kilbane, More details from 068 22566.

ENTERTAINMENT: Kerry County Museum night of entertainment on 5th of October details from 066 712 7777.

A.G.M. of the Athea branch of Comhaltas is on Monday October 16th at 8pm in Batt’s Bar. All members are asked to attend. Music and singing classes every Thursday night and future sessions are being arranged.

FREE Talks begin on Thursday, October 5 and continues for six weeks at Killarney House Auditorium Thursday nights at 8.00pm. updates see @killarneynationalpark Facebook.

AA Open Public Meeting on Wednesday, October 4th at Listowel Family resource Centre, all are welcome. Are you suffering from the effects of growing up of children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families ACoA is a 12 Step program of men and women who need to share their experience of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional home. ACoA meeting every Tuesday evening at 8pm in the Shanakill Family Resource Centre , Shanakill Tralee County. Contact 087-2304905 for more information.

MENTAL Health & Wellbeing Fest runs from October 7-14.There are 120 events, more at


Chair Yoga for Older Adults; 13 Oct @ 12:15 – 13:00, Venue: Listowel community centre, Listowel

Organiser: Listowel Community Centre, Facilitator: Trevor Horan. Another event, Delightfully Dilly Storytime- Date & time:14 Oct @ 11:00 – 12:00, Venue: Listowel Library.

KEEP fit classes in Athea every Tuesday morning at 11.30. Details Ring 087 9459971

SCHOOL: Colaiste na Riochta, Open Day on the 7th of October 11am-2pm. All welcome.

Tarbert Comprehensive School open night on Thursday 5th of October, beginning at 7pm.

COLAISTE IDE OPEN DAY: 21st October from 10 to 4 p.m.

GREEN-SCHOOLS National Walk to School began on Monday, October 2 for five days. Clean Air Week follows in November. For more visit

Congratulations to Alannah Lavery from Presentation Secondary Listowel who received third prize in the Mary Elmes Holocaust Studies Competition for a poem she wrote entitled “Come Take My Hand”.

ANAM CARA Parent Bereavement Evening: Tuesday 10th October at 7.15p.m., at the Meadowlands Hotel. All welcome Free Event.

GATHERING at ‘Samhain’ in Killarney National Park, on Saturday/Sunday, October 21/22.

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