Knockanure Notes — 5th June, 2024

RAMBLING HOUSE; Knockanure on the first Thursday of the month. Clounmacon Rambling house Friday, 14 June.

PARISH: 2nd Collection at Masses next wkend 8th & 9th June for Family Services & Accord.

Eucharistic Adoration: every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.

Provisional Graveyard Masses- Friday July 26th @8pm – Ahavoher- Monday 5th August @8pm – Knockanure, and Tuesday 6th August @8pm – Murhur.

BLOOD donations Devon Inn Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th June 2024 from 4.50 pm – 8.10 pm

New Donors welcome. Phone 1800 222 111 for appointment.

ST PIO 1st Friday evening mass at 6.00pm in Listowel.

NATIONAL CARERS WEEK. Mass will be offer up for all carers and for the people they care for on Monday 10th June the 10.30am – especially those living in the Listowel and north Kerry.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION 2024: takes place in Listowel on Saturday evening, June 1st at 7.00 p.m. immediately after the Vigil Mass of the Feast of Corpus Christi.

SYMPATHY: At a recent Board of Management Meeting of Scoil Chorp Chriost a vote of sympathy was passed To The Kennelly Families on the death of Gerard Kennelly Gortdromagowna, Knockanure.

DEATH on May 27th, 2024 of Denis Mulvihill, Lower Aughrim, Moyvane, on May 27th, 2024, survived by his cousins, extended family, neighbours and many friends. Requiem Mass for Denis being celebrated in Moyvane Church on Thursday, followed by burial afterwards in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH of Gerard Kennelly, Gortdromagowna, Knockanure, on May 27th, 2024. Gerard will be sadly missed by his heartbroken family, his mother Sheila, father Jerry and his partner Anne, daughter Miya, brothers Thomas and John, sisters Mairead and Julie, uncles Paddy and Tom, aunts Marguerite, Kathleen and Joan, brothers-in-law Ger and Shane, sister-in-law Gina, nephews, nieces, extended family. Funeral arrived at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure, on Friday morning for the Requiem Mass, followed by burial of Gerard afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Ita Sweeney, Daniel F Kennelly, Anne Stack, Joan McCarthy, D P Woulfe, Betty O Connor, Ita Keane, Tony Foley, Gerard Kennelly,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.1st June’24- Moyvane for Nora & Thomas Fitzgerald (Aniv.’s) and deceased of Ahern & Fitzgerald families at 7.30pm; Sun.2nd June’24- Knockanure for James Duggan (Aniv.) Murhur at 9.30am, Mass Moyvane for John Kearney & parents Dan & Bridie (Aniv.’s), Moyvane Village at 11am; Tues.4th June’24 Moyvane for Julia McSweeney, Recently Deceased Upper Aughrim at 10am; Wed.5th June’24 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10am; Thur.6th June’24- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10am; Fri.7th June’24- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10am; Sat.8th June’24- Moyvane for Biker’s Mass at 2pm and Mass for Gerald Kennelly (2nd Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.9th June’24 – Knockanure for Denis & Nancy Flaherty (Aniv.’s) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane Moyvane for Pa Joe McEnery (4th Aniv.) of Tubertoreen at 11am.

BEST WISHES to Fr. Brendan Walsh, P.P. Causeway, who celebrates 40 years in the Priesthood this weekend. To mark this special occasion, he will celebrate a special Mass on Friday, 14th June – 8.00pm. in Ballyduff Church.

MASS and Eucharistic Procession in Athea on Sat. June 8th, 7.30 start.

AWARD: President Michael D. Higgins was presented with the John B. Keane Lifetime Achievement Award on the opening night of Listowel Writers’ Week.

For more visit

MART: Jimmy Cremins received presentations to mark his 50th year at Castleisland Co-Op Mart recently .

HOSPITAL: Minister for Health has announced an additional 580 beds for the South West healthcare region. Many have noticed that regulations and equipment have reduced the number of beds available at present.

Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure: Due to the tragic events in Knockanure this week our Astro Turf Opening Day will be rescheduled on June 14th at 1pm. Thank you for your understanding.

Thanks and Kind Regards, Eoghan Sullivan, Principal.

BLOOD: Ballybunion Blood Donation Clinic, Ballybunion Community centre, Thursday 6th June 2024, 4.50 pm – 8.10 pm, New Donors welcome. Phone 1800 222 111 for appointment. Existing donors have the additional option of booking online.

CARDS: There is a weekly Card Game at Athea GAA Clubhouse on Tuesday evenings from 8pm – 10.30pm. All welcome, come along & bring a friend.

GAA, this year’s Kerry Minor Football Captain is Cormac Dillon of Duagh Club. Moyvane U13 team recently beat Ballyduff, score – Moyvane 0-13 Ballyduff 3-6. Minor North Kerry League Result: Moyvane 2-12- Listowel Emmets 2-6.

Premier Division League Champions Glin Rovers FC having claimed the title recently after a 38 year wait. Final score Glin Rovers A 4-2 Athea Utd. Premier Division League Winners 2023/24. Premier Division League Cup Winners 2023/24.

CEMETERY MASSES, Listowel, St. Michael’s Cemetery, Tuesday 25th June, St. John Paul II Cemetery, Wednesday 26th June and Finuge Thursday 27th June all masses are at 8pm. Annual cemetery mass St Johns Ballybunion Friday 7th June at 7pm.; Kilcony Cemetery- Friday 12th July at 7 p.m.; Killahenny Cemetery: Friday 19th July at 7 p.m. Lisselton 24th June, Gale 27th June both 7.30 p.m

CEMETERY Masses: Glin Church Grounds: 9th June at 2pm, Kilfergus Cemetery 16th June at 2pm and Kinnard Cemetery 17th June at 7.30pm.

FESTIVAL: John Moriarty Festival, June 21-23, A 3-day festival celebrating the life and works of Moyvane-born writer and thinker, John Moriarty. We extend an open invitation to all to join ‘A Way to Wonder’, a free community event taking place in the Church of the Assumption Moyvane on June 21 at 7.30pm, to mark the opening of the festival and launch a new collection of John’s writings, John Moriarty Grounded in Story. Special guests and speakers include Fr. Pat Aherne, Tommy Tiernan, and editors of the collection Amanda Carmody & Mary McGillicuddy. For the full festival line up and ticket information visit

MEMORIAL: “Ger Kennelly” Memorial Fundraiser Dance Friday 7th June at Fr. Casey’s GAA, Abbeyfeale. Doors open at 9pm. Pay at the door on the night. All proceeds going to Bru Columbanus Cork. Contact 087-7206449.

DANCE Classes every Tuesday night in June from 8:15 to 10PM in McHales Function Room, Causeway, Mentor, Norella Mary Molyneaux.

DANCE: Social Dancing in Ballybunion every Tuesday night at 7.30pm.

SENIOR LINE: Would you like someone to talk to? Senior Line is Ireland’s national telephone service for older people open every day of the year 10am-10pm, Freephone 1800 80 4591.

ST JOHNS: Friday 7th, Conversational Irish at 11am, free; Wed 12th Theatre with Pride and Prejudice at 8pm, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA Tíre theatre. Auditions will take place in June to be part of the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ which will be staged in August.

Complete the expression of interest form by clicking on Audition dates will be announced soon.

BOATS: Tarbert Regatta: Tarbert Island, Dinghies June 8, Cruisers June 9th. Briefing at 2pm, First gun at 3pm.

SUMMER MARKET Ballybunion opened Saturday 1st June until Saturday 31st August from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

DESMOND CASTLE NCW will be open until 05 November. Open daily 10:00 – 18:00. Further information 06977408.

ARTS Festival Ballybunion, poetry competition; Full details of how to enter can be found at both of the above links. Deadline is 30th June, Visit

BOOK: The heroine of the O’Brien Press-published ‘The Weather Girls’ is 12-year-old Grace Devine, the story was inspired by the weather forecast from Maureen Sweeney née Flavin’s who was born at Knockanure and was a post-office clerk at Blacksod Post Office, County Mayo, she took regular weather readings, her forecast in the early hours of June 3, 1944, delayed the D-Day landings.

CONGRATULATIONS to Gabriel Fitzmaurice on this latest publication, “The Best- Loved poems”. We are honoured and delighted as a Parish. On what a wonder is darkness!. In it you can view, The moon and stars of your nature, That daylight hid from you (p.20)

TOURIST OFFICE Abbeyfeale: Reopening for the summer first week of June, based in the Work Hub on Main Street, Abbeyfeale. Open 11-2pm.

FEAST: On May 31, we celebrate the Feast of the Visitation. Following the angel’s annunciation, Mary immediately runs to her much older cousin Elizabeth to tell her the news. It’s an example of women supporting women. Feast of St. Kevin of Glendalough is celebrated on Monday 3rd June. Renowned for his love of the works of God which he saw in nature all round him. Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated on Friday 7th June

FATHERS Day falls on Sunday, June 16, 2024.

ARAS MHUIRE needs a new roof. The AIB Community €1Million Fund has up to €35,000 available and all we need to do is to get as many votes as possible. To get enough votes we need you to forward this link to everyone in your contacts its for charity, they ll forgive you, Please click on the link below go to Nominate here, to fill out the form. You will need the charity registration number which is 20026509 and we fit under category: Other, if you have more than one e-mail you can vote with each one! Please Flood all of your WhatsApp groups family and friends. We truly appreciate it Thanks a million. Warmest regards, Trish Parkes.

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