Knockanure Notes — 5th May, 2021

MASS on Assumption Radio 99.9fm from Moyvane Church daily.

Public worship would be allowed to resume on Monday, 10th May 2021, with up to 50 people allowed to be present.

MARTS: Buyers may return to marts, while adhering to public guidelines, from Monday, May 17.

FUNDRAISER: Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure: have launched a major fundraiser. We need to extend our playground area; our outdoor space is limited. The school field is often too wet to play on and we are hoping to upgrade to an Astroturf surface this summer. We need to raise €15,000. Due to covid, we cannot have any fundraising activities. We have organised a GoFundMe page, accessible via the School Facebook page. We also need the support of our community. We need your support. Contributions can be made via the GoFundMe page or by cash or cheque. You can contact the school on 068-49130 if you require further information. Thank you in advance.

ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER – The feast, instituted by Pope Pius X11 in 1955, proposes the example and intercession of St. Joseph as worker and patron of workers. It remembers the dignity of human labour.

LISTOWEL – St. Padre Pio & 1st Friday Evening Mass at 6.45pm.

MASS on RTE News Channel TV on Thursday May 6th, at 10.30 am will be from St. John’s Church, Tralee.

DEATH has taken place of Pat (Paddy) Joseph O’Carroll, Cricklewood, London and late of Gurtdromagouna, Knockanure, on April 18th, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his parents Francis and Mary and his brother Jerry. Survived by his wife Anne, children Pamela, Miranda and Francis, grandchildren Sami, Saskia, Emily, Annabel, Paddy, Eliza, Delia, Riley and Maybelle, sisters Mary and Margaret, daughter-in-law Caroline, son-in-law Doug, sister-in-law Maureen, brother-in-law Ted, nephews, and nieces.

The Requiem Mass was celebrated in Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure, on Saturday May 1st live-streamed on, with burial afterwards Family grave in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH has occurred of Patrick Dalton of Gortnagross & Knocknagorna, Athea on 26th April 2021. Predeceased by his father Willie Joe & brother John. Survived by his wife Mary, son Joseph & daughter Marina, mother Peggy, brother Liam (Ardfert), sister Marie (Mulvihill – Moyvane), brothers-in-law Brendan, Seán, Tom, Cyril & Thomas, sisters-in-law Joan, Delia, Mary & Kathleen, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea on Saturday (1st May), burial immediately after in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea.

The Mass live-streamed on

DEATH of Conor King (Douglas) On April 24th 2021, following an accident Conor, son of Maura (nee Duffy) and Eamonn, brother of Áine grandson of Dinny, Elma, Alphonsus and the late Kathleen. Sadly missed by his family, aunts Leona and Denise, Uncles Des, Brian and Stephen and their families, relatives. He was Grandnephew of Eddie Stack, Moyvane.

DEATH occurred of Sister Bridget Windle on 17th April 2021, born 1920 at Upper Aughrim. Sr. Bridget died at Queen of Peace Nursing Care Rathgar, sadly missed by her Community at Notre Dame Convent, Churchtown; the worldwide Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions; her niece Kathleen, John Chris Cunningham and family, Glin (Limerick); nephew David (and Ann), nieces Ellen (and Russ), Kate (and Tom), (Birmingham); niece Angela (and Tom), (Scotland); relatives and many friends and neighbours in Moyvane. Due to current Government guidelines Bridget’s funeral Mass and burial service will be strictly private. View the funeral Mass on Wednesday 21st April 2021 at 11am on the following link

ANNIVERSARIES: Jeremiah Christopher O’Carroll, Liza Mulvihill, David O’Brien, Sr. Perpetua O’Brien, Dan Allen, Sr. Conception O’Connor, Bridie Cox, John Neenan, Heidi Deegan, Sr. Bridie O’Sullivan, Mary R Kennelly, Canon Michael Fleming, Fr. Colmcille Murphy, Kay O’Brien Hattley, Jeremiah McCarthy, Paul Dalton, Michael Andrew Beasley O’Flaherty, Mike Brendan Sheehy, Agnes Mulvihill, Statia Hanrahan, Tom Liston, Danny Liston, Josie Golding, Mass in Moyvane; Sat 1st at 7.30pm for Conor King, Douglas, Cork (Rec Dec); Sun 2nd at 11.00am for Tom O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni) & his nephew Michael Andrew Beazley, Ballybunion; Tues 4th at 7.30pm for Denis O’Connor, Glin (Anni); Wed 5th at 7.30pm for Patrick Feury, Glin (Anni) & deceased of the Feury family; Thurs 6th at 7.30pm Jerry & Jenny O’Carroll, Woodgrove & their son Christopher (Anni); Fri 7th at 7.30pm for Tom McCarthy, Kilbaha (Months Mind); Sat 8th at 7.30pm for Sinead Halkett, Listowel (Anni), and mass on Sun 9th at 11.00am for Siobhán Shanahan (née Brosnan), Adare & Ballybunion (Rec Dec)

Mass Knockanure on Sun 2nd at 9.30am for Pádraig McMahon, Lisaniskea (Anni), and Mass on Sun 9th at 9.30am for Mary Rose Kennelly & Norah Kelly (née Kennelly), Gortdromagouna.

NOVENA IN HONOUR OF ST. BRENDAN. In preparation for the feast of St. Brendan May 16th, the community in Curraheen, Tralee, are hosting a short novena beginning on Wednesday 12th May and continuing each day up to Sunday 16th May.

PIETA HOUSE are encouraging people to register online and get up at Sunrise on May 8th to walk, run, cycle, swim or do some activity in support of Pieta House. Visit for more details. Pieta provide free, accessible one-to-one counselling to people suffering from suicidal ideation, engaging in self-harm or to those bereaved by suicide. CRISIS HELPLINE call 1800 247 247 or text HELP to 51444

FINUGE GROTTO Rosary will be recited at Finuge Grotto every Tuesday evening 8pm during the month of May.

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People. ALONE manage a national support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

RHYMING: Writer Gabriel Fitzmaurice, is launching Rhyming History on the Centenary of the Valley of Knockanure shooting. The War of Independence and the Ballads of Atrocity in The Valley of Knockanure. In this new publication to mark the centenary of the War of Independence in North Kerry, Gabriel Fitzmaurice has drawn together the threads of traditional lore and balladry with the steel-wire of factual evidence to explain the origins of the ballad ‘The Valley of Knockanure’ by the internationally acclaimed writer, Bryan MacMahon, who had been commissioned to do so in 1946 by Pádraig Ó Ceallacháin, a noteworthy activist in the cause for Irish Independence. Other variants of the song are also provided with insightful commentary. The book is accompanied by a CD.

History Lectures ; Kerry Writers’ Museum in conjunction with Listowel and District Historical Society, presents a series of history lectures throughout the year. Each lecture focuses on a particular aspect of local history or commemorates significant anniversaries in Irish and international history.

CLOTHES COLLECTION – The Shannonside Women’s Group will hold a clothes collection on Thursday 13th May in the Church car park from 8am to 10.30am in aid of the Community Centre, Tarbert.

FAITH it’s a beautiful thing, That little word with the special ring, It’s faith in the things I cannot see, Like knowing my God is always with me, Faith that everything will turn out alright, That my days of darkness will lead into light, Faith that Jesus will take my hand, And guide me through things I don’t understand, That no matter where I roam, far and wide, My God will be there by me side, And until I’m home in Heaven above, I will always know my God’s true love, And until that day He call me home, I will never have to walk alone, To know that someday I’ll hear angels sing Faith, it’s a beautiful thing.

PADRE Pio May Devotions Castleisland Church on Tuesday 18th May at 7.30pm. Witness will be given by stroke victim Tom Harrington from Crotta. Tom has had to re-jig a massively busy life/work schedule and manage a new pathway. A story laced with hope and positivity.

VACCINE: If the vaccine was so good why are they still warning the vaccinated and the young who have little to fear from C19. Give the youth an opportunity to get herd immunity and the pharmaceutical companies, and health professionals would lose millions. Our health professionals should disclose, who gave them grants to achieve their present professional status.

NIARON LTD: ESB Jointing works have commenced just outside Moyvane village on the way to Knockanure and have commenced just outside Moyvane village in the direction of Tarbert, south of Moyvane river.

SPORTS: Cúl Camps Kellogg’s ; Cúl Camp is confirmed for Monday July 26th to Friday 30th July in Glin. Number of attendees are not capped but once 100 children are registered we will be advised, and will have the option of extending this number. Coaches are allocated 1:10 children. Lunch will be eaten in the open stands and all activities happen on the field.

TG4 will broadcast Gaelic Games with 25 games live and exclusive from the Allianz Leagues (Football and Hurling) over the coming months. TG4 will show at least four live games every weekend, with one game on Saturday and three games every Sunday; two of which will be live on TG4, while a third will be available to view live on the TG4 Player App, in addition to deferred full coverage of the game on TG4 later that day. TG4’s coverage begins on the weekend of May 8 with Allianz Hurling League action including; Westmeath v Galway, Wexford v Laois, Cork v Waterford and Antrim v Clare.

TG4; When the journalist Evelyn O’Rourke as diagnosed with breast cancer, she was pregnant with her second child. Evelyn is on a mission to discover what sort of experience women who are diagnosed with cancer have today on 12/05 @ 21:30

TG4; 02/05 @ 21:30, Cork Folk Festival is a new music series.

PARENTING Limerick: a network of organisations providing parenting and family support in Limerick City and County; The Limerick Children and Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC);

ABC Start Right Limerick: a prevention and early intervention programme for children 0-6 and their families in Limerick City Centre and Northside. We hope to support you in your parenting journey!

KINGDOM VIRTUAL DEMENTIA CAFÉ runs 2nd Tuesday morning of every month via Zoom. It provides support for people living with dementia or those experiencing memory loss

and loved ones family and friends. Guest speakers each month. Chat openly to health care professionals and peers. Contact Catherine or call 0867809989.

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DEVELOPMENT of site of the old Listowel Livestock Mart, will begin shortly according to newspaper reports.

TALKS on the €5 billion Brexit Adjustment reserve, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said that Ireland would get €1.05 billion of this.

GREEN CERT: With Barrister-at-Law Tracey O’ Mahony; This week The Advertiser spoke to Barrister Tracey O’ Mahony about the upcoming vote in the European Parliament by Irish MEP’s with regard to the Digital Green Certificate or ‘Vaccine Passport’.

LISTOWEL CANCER SUPPORT GROUP As you know there was not any Street collection for Daffodil Day again this year so we set up a Just Giving online collection and surpassed expectations TG. We wish to thank all those that went to the trouble to get money to us Online and gave it to us personally. Amount raised €9,780.

GARDENS: Many are planting, but cost of seed and plants, surprise us, many shrubs come from glass houses and if you do not protect them in the beginning, they are wasted, disappointing amateur gardeners. Blackcurrants are looking well so far, apple blossoms are plentiful, but recent frosty nights may affect them. White thorn will flower shortly. Gone in most place is lady’s shock, a wild flower that grew in meadows. This time of year many went to local blessed well, it was also a great social occasion, as you could meet people from far and wide in pleasant surroundings.

CAPITOL: The storming of the US Capitol building on January 6 of this year will go down as one of the darkest days in American history and one Kerry man, Donie O’Sullivan was there at the centre of it all to capture it for CNN.

Death of Ashli Babbitt an unarmed woman; Her brother, Roger Witthoeft, explained his sibling’s likely motivation to the Times. “My sister was 35 and served 14 years — to me that’s the majority of your conscious adult life,” Witthoeft said. “If you feel like you gave the majority of your life to your country and you’re not being listened to, that is a hard pill to swallow. That’s why she was upset.”

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