Knockanure Notes — 7th February, 2024

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS: ST PIO devotions in Castleisland Church on February 13th 2024 – (Second Tuesday).

PARISH: Confessions: Before Mass or by arrangement. Baptisms: Saturday afternoons only from 12 noon to 4pm. 2nd Collection at Masses 10th/11th Feb. for Lourdes Helpers. The Kerry Diocese hopes to begin its pilgrimages to Lourdes again this year and so need helpers and assistants. They wish to have a collection to help fund this event including the Lourdes Helpers. Please assist.

2nd Feb. (Friday) Presentation of the Lord. Candles blessed at 10am Mass in Knockanure and in Moyvane at Vigil Mass on Saturday. If you wish to have a candle blessed, come forward with it at that time. 3rd Feb. (Saturday) Feast of St. Blaise. Throats will be blessed after all weekend Masses for those who so want. Confirmation will be celebrated this year Weds. 20th March in Moyvane at 11.30am. Bishop Ray will be the main celebrant.

FEBRUARY is the month of the Holy Family. Sunday 11 February 2024 is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and World Day of the Sick.

POPE: The pope called for the special year last February to help prepare Catholics worldwide for the Holy Year, which begins with the opening of the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica Dec. 24.

LETTER from Bishop;

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for NEWKD’S HOME VISITATION SERVICE FOR OLDER PERSONS IN NORTH KERRY. The Home Visitation Service offers once a week visitation for social purposes, to support an older person and to link them to other existing community services in the area. The visits take place every Tuesday and last approximately 45 minutes. Contact, edoconnor Office: NEWKD Office, 20 William St. Upper Listowel.

BEST WISHES to John Sweeney, Moyvane. John was our inaugural winner of our monthly, Split the Bucket Fundraiser. Thanks to the Parents Association for all the work.

ADORATION takes place each Friday in the Sacristy in Duagh Church from 3.00 pm in the afternoon. Public Rosary starts at 7.00 pm Mass starts on Friday evening at the time of 7:30 pm. Moyvane Eucharistic Adoration: every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Abbeyfeale, every Friday from 10.30am to 7.00pm. Adoration will be held on Wednesday ,Thursday and Friday during Lent.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mikey Joe Walsh, Michael Sheehy, Mossy Kennelly, Sean Broderick, Jack Shine, Irene Nolan, James G O Callaghan, Mary Clancy, Fr. Tim Galvin, Nan Hurley, Sr. Mary O Connor, Sr. Margaret Austin Stack,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.3rd Feb.’24- Moyvane- Michael “Mick” O’Flaherty Jr. Recently Deceased at 7.30pm; Sun.4th Feb.’24- Knockanure for Jerry & Mary Enright (Aniv.) The Village, Knockanure at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Brendan “Ben” Mulvhill & Denis Mulvihill (Aniv.’s) Leitrim West at 11am; Tues.6th Feb.’24- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Weds.7th Feb.’24- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.8th Feb.’24- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.9th Feb.’24- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.10th Feb.’24- Moyvane for John Sheehy RIP, Recently Deceased at 7.30pm; Sun.11th Feb.’24 Knockanure for Catherine Culhane (Aniv.) Ballyguiltenane deceased of Culhane & Sheahan families at 9.30am, and Moyvane mass for Jack Shine (Aniv.) at 11.00am.

DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE 2024: R.D.S., Ballsbridge, Dublin on February 23rd, 24th, 25th. For information contact 086 0529008. A bus travelling Divine Mercy conference at the RDS on 23/24/25 Feb., Contact Paudie 0868630511 or Megan 08301288329 for details

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING: Representing the parishes of Listowel, Lixnaw, Duagh and Moyvane, will meet on Tuesday 6th February at 8pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall.

SICK: February 11 is World Day of the Sick, an observation introduced by Pope John Paul II as a way for believers to offer prayers for those suffering from illnesses.

International Day of Human Fraternity February 4, 2024.

CAMOGIE; Kerry Camogie social was held recently with 130 players, their families and board officials were present at the Rose Hotel, Last year the seniors won the National League Division 2A title and the minors the All-Ireland Camogie ‘C’ final.

FEET: Care of the Aged Moyvane/Knockanure – a chiropodist will attend the Marian Hall, Mon. Feb. 5th at 11 a.m. For an appointment contact Noreen 068-49238.

SCHOOL: Murhur N.S. Moyvane, Enrolment Application Forms for September 2024 are available by email at info or by contacting the school at 068 49522 9:30am-12:30pm.

Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure is currently accepting enrolment for the coming academic year 2024-2025. Please contact Anne at school office telephone at 068-49130 or 087-7939134 or email scoilchorpchriost

MUSIC Workshop for Lent and Easter 2024, the purpose of the workshop will be to introduce new music for both liturgical seasons. On Weds. 7th Feb. the workshop will take place in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney at 7:30pm. On Thurs. 8th Feb. the workshop will be repeated in St John’s Parish Centre, Tralee, also at 7:30pm. The two workshops are to facilitate musicians from both north and south of the diocese. All choir directors, choir members, musicians, cantors and all involved in music ministry are welcome to attend. Music will be provided on the night. Please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email Tomás at tomaskenny if you’d like to attend.

NORELLA MOLYNEAUX Dancing- Monday nights Clounmacon Community Centre, V31PF95 at 8pm. and Wednesday nights in Lyreacrompane Community Centre at 8.15pm. All ages welcome.

TINTEAN Ballybunion; Kilfenora Ceili Band on Feb. 4th.

CONCERT: The Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival Committee present Brendan Begley and Steve Cooney in Concert at Tomaisin’s, Lisselton, on Saturday, Feb 3rd at 8.00pm. Tickets €15. Available at Tomaisin’s and Ryan’s Mace or call/text Noelle on 086 845 1263.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results from Tuesday January 16th January. Jackpot was €6,000. Numbers Drawn: 3, 21, 22, and 29; No winner but lucky dips went to:1. Pat Mulvihill, Knockanure; 2. John Shanahan and Katie, c/o Kevin’s Bar; 3. Kathleen Flynn, Abbeyfeale; 4. Sandra Stack, Bunagara, and

5. Ann and Richard O Connor, Keylod. Lotto Results from Tuesday January 23rd January. Jackpot was €6,100. Numbers Drawn: 11, 17, 19, and 26. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. D&M Collins, Lissaniska; 2. David Harley, c/o John Barry; 3. Jamie O Connor, Kilmeaney; 4. Kyle Foran, Clonshan, Dublin, and 5. Breda Kiely, SCC, Abbeyfeale. The next draw will take place on Tuesday 30th January, all are welcome. Jackpot will be €6,200. Match; North Kerry League Division 1B Round 1

Moyvane 1-12 and Ballyduff 2-09.

WE WON AGAIN! Murhur National School, Out of 61 entries from 16 schools in 9 counties in Ireland, The children in the Senior Room were awarded 2nd place in Best Learning Journey in the All-Ireland 3D Printing Sustainability Challenge. They received this award for their communication, resilience, engagement, teamwork and enthusiasm. We now go forward to represent Ireland at a European Online Showcase as one of only 4 award winners from Ireland! The children also won prizes – a €300 voucher for science equipment, a 3D printer toolkit kit & a class trio to Stryker manufacturing in Cork.

RAMBLING HOUSE Clounmacon will be restarting on Friday 9th February. Everyone welcome to come along. It will be the second Friday of every month at 8.30pm.

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY GAMES: Quiz Competition U14 over 11: Quiz competition will be held in Listowel Emmets clubhouse at 7p.m on Friday Feb 9th. Registration @ 6.30p.m. €2 per child. €5 per family. Gymnastics – If anyone is interested in participating in Gymnastics please text Karena on 087 2035865 by Friday 8th March. Boys & Girls Individual Events – Under 9/Over 7, Under 11/Over 9, Under 13/Over 11, Under 15/Over 13.

LISTOWEL ST. PATRICKS DAY COMMITTEE will hold their AGM on Tuesday 6th February at 7pm upstairs in Christys Bar, all welcome.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP – (over 55’s) meet in Tarbert Bridewell every Friday between 10.30am and 12 Noon. We have different activities every week followed by refreshments. New Members are welcome.

FLOWERS are making progress, a daffodil and furze bush, and also the shoots of bulbs are thriving, including garlic.

MAGAZINE: Kilflynn Chronicle is now available at usual outlets.

BADMINTON: Kerry County Championship competition took place recently in Tralee Sports and Leisure Centre. Division 3; Ladies: Winner: Adele O’Brien (Killarney), and R-Up: Bridget McCarthy (Moyvane)

DANCING every Tuesday Night at the Old Central Ballroom in Ballybunion at 7.30pm.

Dance at Lisselton on 25th of Feb. from 3pm to 5pm in aid of Kerry Emigrants. Dance at the Plaza Listowel on 5th Feb., from 3 to 5pm.

DRAMA Festival Kerry, will be held in Castleisland from 1st to 9th March 2024.

ROADWORK ; County Council advise Road Users that Water main Replacement and Road Pavement Works will take place from the Church of Assumption in Abbeyfeale to Mount Mahon from Monday 29th of January – Friday 29th of March .

OPEN MIC: ‘Literary Listowel’ Readings take place on the first Thursday of every month, from 11 am.

FR. TIM GALVIN: On Saturday, February 10 following the 6.30pm Mass which will be offered to mark his 1st anniversary, Fran Leahy originally from New St. and who volunteered with Fr. Tim in 2015 and 2016 as well as returning again in 2023 will present a slide show showing some of the work that was enabled by the donations he received from home. It will take place at St. Ita’s Day Care Centre and tea and biscuits will be served. Everyone is welcome.

ST JOHN’S; Sat 10th- Comedy- A Celebration of Father Ted with Joe Rooney at 8pm; Wed 14th- Classical Ora Quartet . Sunday 18th at 5pm Traditional- Ronan O Snodaigh & Myles O Reilly, details from 068 22566.

CONCERT: A fundraising concert in aid of Tournafulla Community Hall on Saturday, February 10 will star Denis Curtin, Donie Nolan and friends, The Wright Sisters, Willie and John Larkin, Tournafulla Church Choir and the local Wrenboy Group. Tickets are available from The Homestead. Doors open at 8pm.

“THE BANSHHEE OF CROKEY HILL” Abbeyfeale Drama Group present “The Banshee of Crokey Hill” by Tommy Marren at the Glórach on Tuesday, February 13, Thursday 15, Saturday 17, Sunday 18 and the following week.

DRAMA AND WELLBEING CLASSES 5-12 YEAR OLDS: Glórach Theatre began on February 3 from 3 – 4.30pm.

HEALTH: In conjunction with Operation Transformation, Athea GAA will host the Annual Ireland Lights Up Walks on Thursday evenings from 7pm – 8pm, running till February 29th.

BUS from Athea to Croom and back again to Athea, takes about three hours if you stay on the bus.

VALENTINES Day celebrate with Afternoon Tea in Kerry Writers’ Museum in Listowel on Wednesday 14th February, from 3pm to 5pm, for an afternoon filled with prosecco, gourmet sandwiches, homemade scones, and a mouth-watering selection of bite-size desserts.

To make this occasion even more special, we will have live entertainment to serenade you!

Tickets are available at just €20 per person. Ticket Office on 068 22212.

EVENT: The Island of Geese, Tralee is the location for the Youth Mental Health Awareness Day on March 2, facilitated by Kerry County Arts Office and local partners Munster Technological University.

RECOVERY Haven received funding from the National Lottery in 2023, to continue offering free hydrotherapy classes for its clients.

CLOSING DATE Writers Week; This Award is for a work of Literary Fiction by an Irish Author published between the 1st February 2023 and 31st January 2024. Closing date Monday 19th February 2024. Prize: €20,000, several other competitions, their closing date Feb and March, contact

THE HEALY RAE’S: A dance will be held at The Gleneagle Killarney celebrating 50 years in Politics by the Healy Rae’s on Friday, February 9 at 8.30pm.

DINNER: Athea GAA & LGFA, Dinner Dance Fri 1st March in the Devon Inn. These can be booked by contacting any member of the team / committee or Liz O’ Sullivan 087 6699783 or Mary Ita Casey 0874141157.

CHINA: culture, history and traditions of China with music, instruments, dress, the Dragon Dance in the Square on Saturday, February 17th from 1-4 pm.

NEW Moon on 9th of February.

CALF Feeding: Farmers have been reminded not to feed ‘waste milk’ to their calves where whole milk is being fed to calves on farms this spring.

Milk from cows which have been treated with antibiotics cannot be used for human consumption within a given withdrawal date, and farmers have been reminded that this milk should not be fed to calves.

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