Knockanure Notes — 8th February, 2023

NEK Community Responder Group will be holding their AGM in Knockanure Community Centre on 16th February at 8pm.

CHIROPODIST: Care of the aged Moyvane/Knockanure, Chiropodist will attend Marian Hall Weds. 8th of Feb. at 10 am. For appointment contact Noreen at 06849238.

SCHOOL: The annual Credit Union Quiz Competition for schools was held in the Presentation Secondary School in Listowel on Friday last 27 of January 2023. Both the Senior and Junior teams did very well. Special mention to the Under 11 team who placed 2nd. Well Done to Jack Lyons, Simon Buckley, James Lynch & Liam Stack.

St Bridget’s Crosses, the pupils are currently making the crosses which will be donated by the school for the raising of funds for Palliative Care.

PARISH: Pastoral Council meets 7th Feb. at 7.30pm in Moyvane Church Sacristy. Confessions- Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm; Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Synod Update, 200 representatives from the Churches of Europe are gathering in Prague from the 5th to the 12th of February for the European Continental Assembly in preparation for this Autumn’s Synod in Rome. We pray that the Holy Spirit may bless and direct the work. More information about local, national and international Synod activity can be found at:

YOUTH Leadership training for 14-19 year olds in a parish setting open to all young people in all parishes. The Training day will be on the 11th February in Listowel provided by our diocesan youth team. Contact Brian on 0874545409 if interested.

MISSION: If you missed Mission talk, or would like to listen again, click below

DEATH of Patrick O’Connor, Ashgrove, Listowel and late of Clounprohus, Moyvane on January 27th, 2023, son of the late Daniel and Bridget. Patrick is survived by his sisters Kitty and Ann, uncle Timmy, brother-in-law Rodger, nephew Colm, and extended family. Following Requiem Mass in Moyvane Church Patrick was laid to rest at Murhur Graveyard.

DEATH of Tim Lynch, Kilgarvan, Ballylongford, Listowel, (predeceased by his brothers Paddy and Liam), died on January 29th 2023. Survived by his wife Anne, his children John, Caitríona, Patrick and Joanne, his sons and daughters-in -law Chris, Deirdre, Breda and Paul, his grandchildren Sarah, Sinéad, Caoimhe, Sophia, Eoghan, Emma, Rachel, Éabha, Brianna, Dylan, Daragh and Aidan, his brother John and sister Marie in Moyvane.

SYMPATHY: At a recent Board of Management the following votes of sympathy was passed to Mary & Tony Buckley Keylod on the death of Mary’s sister Patsy Meehan Abbeyfeale.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Daly, Mikey Joe Walsh, Michael Sheehy, Mossie Kennelly, Marina Lynch, Jack Shine, Neily McCarthy, Margaret O’Brien, Bridie MacNeil, Irene Nolan, Joanie McKenna, James G O’Callaghan, Mary Clancy, Johnny Enright, Margaret Higgins, Ned O’Keeffe, Sr. Eileen Brosnan, Nan Hurley, Sr. Mary O’Connor, Sr. Margaret Stack, Jerry Sheehy, Fr Jim Finan,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.4th Feb.’23-Moyvane for John Moloney & Parents Mick & Mary, (Aniv.) Clarr at 7.30pm; Sun.5th Feb.’23 Knockanure for Jerry & Mary Enright (Aniv.) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Bridie Shine, Recently Deceased and Jack Shine (3rd Aniv.) Glin Rd. and deceased of the Shine families at 11.00am; Tues.7th Feb.’23 Moyvane for Michael Moloney (Aniv.) Drommuhur &

Deceased of the Moloney family at 10.00am; Weds.8th Feb.’23 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.9th Feb.’23 Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.10th Feb.’23 Knockanure -Private Intention- 10.00am; Sat.11th Feb.’23- Moyvane for Catherine Culhane (Aniv.) Ballyguiltenane at 7.30pm; Sun.12th Feb.’23 Knockanure – People of the Parish at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane a Private Intention at 11.00am.

Adoration Listowel takes place every Wednesday straight after 10.30am. Mass until 1.00 p.m. Should a funeral take place on the day it will be cancelled.

SCHOOL QUIZ: congratulations to Knockanure u11 team who were placed 2nd in the Credit Union Quiz, held in Listowel recently. Well done also to the u13 team who also put in a great performance.

LOTTO Results from Tuesday 31st January Knockanure GAA: Jackpot was €7,500. Numbers Drawn: 5, 14, 17, and 29. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. David Harley, c/o John Barry; 2. Kathleen Flynn, Abbeyfeale; 3. Teresa Collins, Lissaniska ; 4. Pat O Connor, Keylod, and 5. Ian Madden, Abbeyfeale.

Next draw Tuesday 7th February in the clubhouse and jackpot will be €7,600. All are welcome!

CONGRATULATIONS to Cara Trant, who was recently presented with The Kerry Heritage Award.

HAPPY 60th Birthday to John Stack from Tarbert.

DRAMA in Athea with this year’s production “The Anniversary” on February 9th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 18th & 19th of February. Booking 087 6926746. Text or What app 087 6926746.

TEA DANCE: in Fr. Casey’s Club House, Sunday February 19 from 3-6pm. All funds to Kerry Hospice.

SIAMSA: Kerry Civil War Conference runs from February 23-25 and features over twenty historians, experts and academics, also film on the Ballyseedy killings will be shown.

FEAST of Our Lady of Lourdes, World Day of Prayer for the Sick 11th of Feb. Feast of St. Gobnait of Baile Mhuirne is celebrated on Sat. 11th.

February. She is the patron saint of Bee keepers but she was also renowned for

her care of the sick, many being cured through her intercession

VALENTINE’S Day, Flowers and a little more time tailored to spending time together, doing something we love.

LIBRARY in Listowel- Vincent Carmody, author and historian will give a talk on Friday 17th Feb., from 11am to noon. A slide show through the past.

SEANCHAI: The Kerry Nest’ exhibition on February 20, and it will be run by artist Kathryn Crowley in the writers’ museum, and people will be able to find out more view the blog/news section at Kathryn’s website,

PLANS for a 91-bedroom nursing home and 32 independent living bungalows in Croom, County Limerick got the go ahead recently.

MOTOR: Kerry Motor Club was officially founded on January 31, 1972. A new event will run on July 16, to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Ballyfinnane Hillclimb. Won by Charles Rolls who established the Rolls-Royce Motor Company.

Killarney Forestry Rally, route the Mullagherick Mountain, Fornane and Mount Eagle areas on Sunday, February 19.

ITS FOR WOMEN: Spin Doctor Cycles, Abbeyfeale are offering An Introduction to Bike Maintenance Workshop just for women. Learn the basics of how to clean and maintain your bike. Our experienced bike mechanic will provide an easy guide to wheel removal, tyre and tube replacement, how to check and adjust gears and brakes, check for chain wear and reset a dropped chain. You will also get advice on the necessary accessories and appropriate clothing for safe and comfortable cycling. This is an interactive class with lots of opportunities to ask questions and is a safe space for ladies to learn. Cost €50, bring a friend and get a 10% discount for you both. Terms and conditions apply. Queries and bookings to Spin Doctor Cycles, Abbeyfeale 06832738.

FREE literary evenings Rose Hotel, Tralee, Starting on Tuesday, February 7, children’s author, Emma Larkin will share her journey to becoming a published author. Victoria Kennefick and Liz Quirke will take part in an evening of poetry on Tuesday, February 21, concluding with Amanda Geard, writer, geologist, amateur gardener, on Wednesday, March 7.

DEVINE Mercy Conference in Dublin 17th to 19th Feb. Bus contact 086 8630 511.

SENIOR BADMINTON; Moyvane Ladies, Division 3 team who won the County League Final against Tralee on Wednesday night, January 25. The competition was played in Tralee Sports Complex. The team was Francine Collins, Denise Collins, Bridget McCarthy, Jeanelle Griffin & Carmel Hudson. Moyvane Division 4 Men’s team reached the County League Final. The team Liam O’Connor, John Newman, Niall O’Hanlon and Padraig Hanrahan. The singles championship took place in the Tralee sports complex on Friday January 27 for division 5, 3, & 1. Bridget McCarthy won the ladies division 3 singles. Martin Stack won the Men’s division 5 singles and Fiona Buckley won the ladies Division 5 singles.

ST JOHNS: Noriana Kennedy, Oisin Mac Diarmada, Mirella Murray & Donagh Hennessy concert on Wednesday 8th February at 8pm; Sarah McQuaid on 9th of Feb. at 8pm. Born in Madrid, raised in Chicago and holding dual Irish and American citizenship, Sarah McQuaid presents her sixth solo album; The Murder of Wolfe Tone on Thursday 16th February at 8pm. Paddy Cullivan brings you the incredible story of the mysterious death of Theobald Wolfe Tone, the founding father of Irish Republicanism; Cinema Club | Un Triomphe (The Big Hit) Tuesday 14th February at 8pm. Etienne, an out of work but endearing actor, runs a theatre workshop in prison, where he brings together an unlikely troupe of prisoners to stage Samuel Beckett’s famous play Waiting for Gadot.

RAMBLING House in Knockanure on Thursday last, was entertaining and good audience participation. Video link

Filename- Rambling House Knockanure 2 Feb 2023.

SUPPORT: Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tues. 14th Feb. at 7:15pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. We also offer an online support group, for further information contact info

MUSIC: Liturgy/ Music Workshop for Lent, The diocese will host two liturgy/music workshops to help parishes prepare for Lent. All those involved in liturgy, sacred spaces or music ministry are invited to attend. The workshops will take place on Mon. Feb. 13th 7.30 pm – 9.00pm in St. Brendan’s Parish Centre, Tralee and on Weds. Feb. 15th 7.30 pm – 9.00pm in St John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney. For more information, check out tomaskenny

VOCATIONS: Poor Clare Sisters, Cork, considering a religious vocation? Zoom meeting Sat. 18th Feb. @ 3pm. Please email vocationspoorclarescork to receive the link for the meeting or

Vocations Seminar, Evangelisation & Vocations Conference, Diocesan Priesthood in a Synodal Church, 25th Apr. 10am-4pm, Renehan Hall, Maynooth, Keynote Speaker Archbishop Rino Fisichella, Pro-Prefect of the Vatican, Dicastery for Evangelization, with a panel of expert speakers. Further information & registration visit, spaces limited, free event.

STUDY THEOLOGY, The Priory Institute provides online Theology courses to degree level.

Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Register before February 8. website,

KERRY CLUBS FAIR SUNDAY: Organised by Killarney Lions Club, the Fair which is free and open to the public, will give you an easy way to find out about clubs/activities they can be part of in the County. Event takes place at Killarney Racecourse Sunday 5th February 2-5pm. All are welcome.

LITERACY CLASSES starting in The Butler Centre, Listowel. Everyday Maths / Computers for Beginners / Smartphone for Beginners / English As A Second Language (ESOL) for all levels. Please contact Mary 086 7969627.

RSA’S CHECK will be Garvey’s Supervalu, Listowel, V31 NF70. Tuesday 7th February 10am. To 5.30pm. Service which aims to put parent’s and guardian’s minds at ease that their child’s car seat is safely and securely fitted in their car. No booking necessary just arrive on the day.

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

ARTS: Creative Ireland Kerry’s Creative Communities Grants Scheme is open for applications to submit creative project proposals costing from €2,000-5,000.

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