Knockanure Notes — 6th December, 2023

RAMBLING Knockanure first Thursday in the month. Ita’s Rambling House at the Desmond Complex is on the 3rd. Friday each month. Knocalucka is on the 3rd. Tuesday of the month.

CAROL singing on Thursday 14th of December. Drop into Garveys in Listowel and hear Knockanure children from, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class, performing.

LOTTO; Knockanure GAA Lotto Results from Tuesday November 21st. Jackpot was €5,400. Numbers Drawn: 18, 19, 26, and 27. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Tim Keane, Clounbrane, Moyvane; 2. Catriona Farrelly, Meath; 3. Jim Gould, Kilmorna; 4. Teresa Whyte, Behans, Listowel, and 5. Mary Horgan, Kilmorna.

COLLECTION: Saint Vincent de Paul Annual Church Gate collection 9th & 10th Dec. Volunteers required in the Moyvane area, contact 087-9818053.

2nd Collection 2nd & 3rd Dec. is for Diocesan Youth Services.

CELEBRATION: We are delighted to share with you that our postponed Moyvane Village Festival 30th Anniversary Celebration will take place on Saturday December 9th in the Marian Hall. This is an opportunity for us to celebrate all that is good about our community and all the work that has gone into making the Moyvane Village Festival a special weekend in our parish for the last 30 years.

We kick off at 8pm with a mulled wine reception. Followed by finger food & light entertainment. It promises to be a special night. There are a limited number of tickets available so reach out to any Moyvane Development Association members to secure your tickets.

RETREAT: “Youth 2000 Ireland” annual Christmas retreat in Dominican College, Newbridge, Co Kildare, 8th-10th Dec. for ages 16-35. Talks, music, prayer, Masses, Reconciliation. Free buses from all over the country. Donation only. Register

PADRE Pio Devotions at Castleisland Church on Tuesday, 19th December at 7.30pm.

DEATH of James “Heck” Collins, Lower Purt, Abbeyfeale, on Sunday, November 26th 2023, James is survived by his wife Maura (Stack), sons Mike and Carl, daughters-in-law Sandra (Mortell) and Denise (Culhane), grandchildren Shay, Zack, Amy and Chloe, brothers Dan Joe and Gerard, sisters-in-law, cousins, nephews, nieces. James is predeceased by his brother Liam.

DEATH of Mai Carr (née Collins), Ahalahana, Moyvane, and late of Ballygoughlan, Glin, on November 26th, 2023. Predeceased by her husband Mick, parents William and Nora, brother Sean, sisters Anna and Sr. Sheila. Mai is survived by her daughter Breda, son Michael, son-in-law Willie, grandchildren Michael, Dan, Jane and Michelle, sisters Josephine (Walsh) and Francis (Walsh), brother-in-law Maurice, sister-in-law Julia, nephews, nieces, neighbours (Catherine, Cal, Noreen, Michael, Eddie and Betty).Requiem Mass for Mai was celebrated on Wednesday 29th at Moyvane Church, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Kitty McEnery, Anna Maria Horgan, Sheila Nash, Joan Walsh Kennelly, John Broderick, Tom Culhane, Peg Hayes, Sr. Mary Galvin Nora Hudson Kennelly, Mary Ellen Daly,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 2nd Dec.’23- Moyvane for Kathleen O’Brien (3rd Aniv.)Church Road, Moyvane at 7.30pm; Sun.3rd Dec.’23- Knockanure for John & Peggy McElligott & daughter Betty Newman (Aniv.’s) Lissaniska & USA at 9.30am, Mass Moyvane for Bridie Shine (1st Aniv.) Glin 11.00am; Tues.5th Dec.’23- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Wed.6th Dec.’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thur.7th Dec.’23- Moyvane a Prayer Service at 10.00am, and Moyvane Vigil Mass is for Julia, Paddy & Billy Hanrahan (Aniv.’s) & deceased of the Hanrahan family at 7.30pm; Fri.8th Dec.’23- Knockanure, Feast of the Immaculate Conception for People of the Parish at 9.30am; Sat.9th Dec.’23- Moyvane for Maurice & Joe O’Connell (Aniv.’s) & deceased of the O’Connell family at 7.30pm; Sun.10th Dec.’23 – Knockanure for Sheila (6th Aniv.) Gortdromagouna & deceased of the Nash family at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Thomas Culhane (Aniv.) at 11.00am.

MARY COUGHLAN Saturday, 9th December makes her debut at the Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale. Curtains up at 8 pm, and tickets can be booked at 087 1383 940 or

CONGRATULATIONS to Josie O Callaghan of the Arms Hotel on her Connect Kerry Lifetime Achievement Award.

SOCIAL DANCING Takes place every Friday night in the Duagh Sports and Leisure Complex from 8:30pm to 10:30pm. Everyone welcome.

PARTY: Athea Going Strong Christmas Party will be held in the Hall, Athea On December 6th. Mass will be at 12 noon followed by Christmas dinner, dancing, a raffle and afternoon tea. To book a place please ring: Mairead Langan 087 6407026 or Eilish Geoghegan 087 9065042 or in person at the Credit Union. Payment of €20 will be taken on the day.

PARTY: Ballylongford Senior Citizens Christmas Party will be held on Sunday 10th December at 1pm in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford. Admission is €10. Christmas Dinner will be delivered to any of our senior citizens unable to attend.

CELTIC BROTHERS CHRISTMAS CONCERT: in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Abbeyfeale on Sunday, December 10th. The concert will begin at 7.30pm. Tickets can be got in Listowel Parish office.

KERRY CHORAL UNION PRESENTS ‘O Holy Night’, a Christmas Gala Concert at the church of St John the Baptist, Castle Street, Tralee at 7:30pm on Sunday December 10th with guest baritone Maksym Lozovyi and trumpeter Mark Bright and a programme of seasonal favourites old and new.

CLOUNMACON COMMUNITY Annual Christmas Mass for the people of Clounmacon and surrounding districts Friday 8th Dec. at 8pm, at Clounmacon Centre.

CRAFT FAIR, CAR BOOT SALE & SANTA. Sunday 3rd December 2023 at Duagh Sports Complex from 12.00pm to 4.30pm. Contact Geraldine on 087 2684540 to book a table. Lots of Christmas Hampers and Spot Prizes to be won. Santa and Mrs Claus will attend also. Booking for Santa is essential. Sensory friendly times available. Contact 087 6618881.

MEALS: delivered Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Knockanure Community Centre, for more information contact Centre on 068-49799 or Mary on 087-6328104.

FEET: Care of the Aged Moyvane/Knockanure. Chiropodist will attend Marian Hall Mon. Dec 4th 11am. For appointment contact Noreen 068-49238. Cost €30.

KNOCK: O’Shea’s of Kerry coach to Knock Shrine Night Vigil for the Feast of Immaculate Conception Thurs. 7th Dec. Coaches depart Listowel 4.30pm (The Bridge) and Abbeyfeale 4.45pm (The Church). €40p/person. Contact 066-7180123.

AGM of Moyvane GAA will be held in the Marian Hall on Friday, 15th December at 8.00pm. All are welcome to attend. Any Motions or Officer Nominations must be with Acting Club Secretary Mike Quinn by Friday, 8th December. Email to secretary.moyvane.kerry or text 0868230648.

SOLAR: Minister for Education Norma Foley has asked all Kerry schools to apply for solar panel grants. 6 kilowatts of roof-mounted solar PV amounting to 16 solar panels, may be available.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 6th Classical- Ficino Quartet; Fri 8th Theatre- The Mysterious Case of Kitsy Rainey and on Sunday 10th Concert- Drawing From The Well at 5pm, full details from 068 22566.

TINTEAN in Ballybunion, will have Tommy Fleming in concert on 9th of December.

WRITERS’ Museum, Fine arts & crafts fair day on 9th of Dec, Santa and Mrs Claus will attend.

CONCERT in aid of Recovery Haven at the Arms Hotel on 6th of Dec. at 7.30pm. Mary Culloty O Sullivan and North Kerry Community Choir will perform on the night.

PAPAL Award. The Holy Father, Pope Francis has awarded the Benemerenti Medal to Dee Dennison for his services to the celebration of the liturgy and church music in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Abbeyfeale. Dee was director of the Adult Choir for over 40 years since its formation in October 1979 and retired recently. The Papal medal will be presented to Dee at the Vigil Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Thursday night next 7th of December. Mass will begin at 7.00pm. All parishioners are welcome.

REFLECTIONS: Come and See Inspirations: Is a locally produced podcast including interviews, chat on faith topics, inspirational music, reading and reflecting on the Sunday Gospel. Each week a new podcast is available online at:

POST: Last Christmas Posting Dates for the USA: Parcels – December 6th, Registered Post- December 6th, Standard Letter Post- December 11th, Express Post- December 11th.

ALONE: ‘Would you be willing to provide companionship to an older person locally? ALONE are seeking volunteers in your area. Full training and support provided. If interested, please apply via the ALONE website at caroline.bradley If you are over 60 and would like to know more about the services ALONE can offer you, please call 0818 222 024.

NEW MOON on 12th, Recent frosty weather, brought some drying after a wet autumn.

ARTS: KERRY Council County has funding for artists, arts festival, arts events and groups, communities, schools, and organisations planning arts activity for 2024. Contact the Arts Office on 066 7183541 or email arts

GARDAÍ in Limerick on Friday, November 24, at the Crescent Shopping Centre sold doughnuts for charity. A worldwide event called Cops for Donuts where 90,000 police professionals in over 35 countries participated in a worldwide effort to raise money and awareness for the Special Olympics.

RAMBLING House Knockanure November;

COURSING at Newcastlewest 8th, 9th and 10th of December.

MEN’S Sheds are to share E1m grant between 435 of them.

HEROES: Radio Kerry and Fexco are to honour Kerry Heroes On Thursday, December 21st Jerry O Sullivan will announce the 2023 Kerry Heroes on Kerry Today programme between 9 and 11am. If you wish to nominate a person in no more than 500 words, email hero or by post to Kerry Heroes, Kerry Today, Radio Kerry, Maine Street, Tralee. Closing date for nominations is midday on Thursday, December 14th 2023.

RESEARCHER Professor Mike Quayle of UL’s Department of Psychology at University of Limerick has been awarded €2 million in European Research Council funding to investigate social polarisation.

CHRISTMAS Shows; Find the secret codes to unlock Netflix’s festive feast of films and TV shows

ByThomas Stichbury

Hold on to your baubles, Netflix has shared the secret codes to unlock its grotto of Christmas content for the ultimate festive feast. Tis the season to sit back and put your feet up on the sofa, and the streaming platform hopes its subscribers will be spoiled for choice.

This week the entertainment giant revealed 20-plus category codes for thousands of holiday-themed films and shows – plenty to tide viewers over with. There’ll be no such thing as a Silent Night, with fans able to filter through everything from family classics to cartoons.

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