Knockanure Notes — 9th August, 2023

VINTAGE DAY AND FAMILY FUN DAY: Knockanure Sunday August 13th beginning at 1-pm in conjunction with Vintage Rally. The parents association of scoil Chorp Chriost is running an old school fun day on Sunday the 13th of August in aid of raising funds for equipment for the school. It will be in conjunction with the vintage rally. On the day there will be penalty shootout, children tractor run, traditional sports day, DJ hair braiding, face painting and much more . It cash only event. Come and join us all roads lead to Knockanure on the 13th of August for a great day of fun.

Knockanure Community Centre Car Boot sale on 13th Aug. Starts at 11 am, details from 068 49799.

GRAVEYARD: Mass Tues.8th Aug.’23 at Knockanure Graveyard at 8pm; Mass Weds.9th Aug.’23 at Murhur Graveyard at 8pm.

AGM; Knockanure Valley Text Alert AGM, Fri. 25th Aug. at 8pm in Knockanure Community Centre. Gardai and Muintir na Tire will attend.

MASS: No Morning Mass Tues. & Weds. Aug. 8th & 9th as there are Graveyard Masses on these days at 8pm.

PARISH Office: Weds.10.00am-12.00noon, Thurs. & Fri. 10.00am-1.00pm. Please ring Office: 068 49308, during above hours to book Masses, Baptisms & Weddings. Confessions: On request before/after any Mass. Eucharistic Adoration: every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.

Baptisms: Saturday afternoons only from 12 noon to 4pm. 2nd Collection at Masses 5th and 6th for the Pastoral Centre.

LEAVING: Knockanure Sacristan moves on, with regret, Grace Leahy is moving on from Aug. 17th. We Thank Grace for her dedicated service over the past years and wish her every Blessing.

DEATH has occurred of Sr. Vianney (Hannah) Buckley, Presentation Sisters, San Antonia, Texas, U.S.A and late of Clounmacon, Listowel, on July 17th, 2023. Predeceased by her sisters Elizabeth Bambury, Mary O’Shea, Sr. Vincent, Sr. Barbara, Sr. Immaculata and her brother Diarmuid (Deemy). Sr. Vianney will be sadly missed by her Congregation, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. Requiem Mass for Sr. Vianney was celebrated in St. Matthew’s Church, San Antonia, Texas, on Wednesday, August 2nd, at 16.15 p.m (Irish time) live-streamed on Sr. Vianney was laid to rest in San Antonia, Texas.

DEATH of Tony Costelloe of Rathina, Newcastle West, and formally of Knockanure, and late of Castlemahon Foods, Co. Limerick, on Friday August 4th, 2023. Tony is survived by his wife Mary, his children Caroline (Walsh), Mairead, P.J and Nicola (Moloney). His sisters Mary and Ann and brother Christy. Sons-in-law Dan and Kieran, daughter-in-law Ursula, brothers and sisters in law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces and friends. Following Requiem Mass at St. John The Baptist & St. Nicholas’ Church, Castlemahon 6th August, Tony was laid to rest afterwards in Monagea Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tom Scanlon, Kitty Barrett, Fr. Noel Moran, Mick Moore, Pats Carmody, Paddy Keane, Sr. Ita Rochford, Bridie O Carroll, Mart T Hegarty,


Sat. 5th Aug.’23- Moyvane for Dan & Tessy O’Connor (Aniv’s.)- Moyvane South at 7.30pm;

Sun.6th Aug.’23- Knockanure for Mary Cronin (Aniv.) and deceased of the Cronin family, Leitrim West at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Jackie Lyons (Aniv.) at 11am; Mass Tues.8th Aug.’23 at Knockanure Graveyard at 8pm; Mass Weds.9th Aug.’23 at Murhur Graveyard at 8pm

Thur.10th Aug.’23- Moyvane for Jo & Mary Lynch (Aniv.) Woodgrove at 10am; Fri.11th Aug.’23 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10am, and mass in evening for Ellen, Laurence & Maurice Collins, Lissaniskea (Aniv.’s) at 7.30pm; Sat.12th Aug.’23- Moyvane Jack Mulvihill (Aniv.)- Woodgrove at 7.30pm; Sun.13th Aug.’23 – Knockanure People of the Parish at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Michael Scanlon (1st Aniv.) at 11am.

FAMILY FUN DAY: on Friday, August 11th from 10-3pm in The Square, Abbeyfeale. Mouse hunt, raffle prizes, freshly made pizza, market stalls and much more.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; Tuesday August 1st, Jackpot was €3,800. Numbers Drawn: 6, 18, 21, and 23. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Thomas and Marie Mulvihill, Glin Rd, Moyvane; 2. Rose Costello, Kilmorna; 3. Sinead and Orla Greaney, Kilmorna; 4. Pat O Connor, Keylod, and 5. Denis Gould, Cree, Co. Clare. Next draw will be on next Tuesday August 8th in the clubhouse and jackpot will be €3,900.

DUAGH: Friday, August 18 – Sunday, August 2023. In concert, Friday, August 18th Michael English and his band €30. Saturday, August 19th ABBA-esque €22. Sunday, August 20th Trudi Lalor and the Matrimony Band with Paddy O’Brien and TR Dallas €25. You can also get a weekend pass for €65. Full Bar Facilities as well as numerous Spot Prizes each night. Contact 087-2684540 or get them on

TRALEE: ‘Tralee StreetFest’ will be held between 18 and 22 August, during the Rose of Tralee International Festival. The Abba Reunion Tribute Show on August 20th, while George Murphy and The Rising Sons will play on Tuesday, August 22.

SEISIÚN: Shows will be held by Templeglantine Comhaltas Branch at the Devon Inn Hotel on Thursday nights at 8pm. Seisun Bruach na Carraige Rockchapel on Tuesday nights at 9pm .

REVIVAL Music Festival Listowel with new line-up for 2023. Friday, August 11th- The Academic, Lyra and Wild Youth, Saturday, August 12th, Bell X1, Damien Dempsey & Band and Pillow Queens.

KAYAKING in Listowel on Sat 19th of Aug. details from 087 627 2761.

TOURS OF GLIN CASTLE AND GARDENS: Sunday, September 3 from 12 -6pm.

STORYTELLING: Listowel International Storytelling Festival takes place from September 14th – 17th 2023. If you would like to get in touch: Email: listowelstorytellingfestival, Telephone: 00353 (0)68 22212, view our Website on

ST JOHNS: Concert – Dago Red, from Italy on Thursday 17th; Theatre- Work is the Curse of the Drinking Classes, on Friday 18th of Aug. Details from 068 225 66.

TINTEAN, Ballybunion, Wed 9th Aug. Sounds Country and on 19th Tina Turner Tribute.

PUCK Fair runs from 10th to 12th at Killorglin.

HERITAGE Week runs from 12th to 20th of August, to celebrate the Irish Peatland Conservation Council will hold several events that are open to the public.

DINGLE racing 11th to 13th of August.

KNOCK Pilgrimage with Legion of Mary: Sunday, August 20th leaving from the Abbeyfeale Church bus stop at 7am. Depending on numbers the bus will cost €25 per person. To book your seat contact Bernard Broderick 068 31565, Gerard O’Callaghan 087 2980841, Michael Lane 068 32757, David Davy 087 0994272.

ORDINATION: Rev Mark Moriarty, Killarney will be ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Kerry in the Cathedral, Killarney at 3pm on Sunday, 13th August.

LOURDES: On September 1st one hundred and fifty pilgrims departs for Lourdes from Kerry Airport led by Bishop Ray.

YOUTH: Join young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thursday 10th August to Sunday 13th August 2023. The festival includes inspiring talks, music, prayer, concert, workshops, dramas, share groups, reconciliation and healing service and Mass. Donation only and we have buses going from all over Ireland. More at

BLOOD Transfusion Service will visit Ballybunion Community Centre on 24th of Aug, from 4.45pm to 8pm, more from 061 306 980.

MARKET at McMunns Garden Ballybunion every Sat, from 10am to 2pm.

WINTER Feed for cattle, many are getting worried about the coming winter. Costs and restrictions, needed to be tackled urgently.

RING of Kerry road will close for two months at night-time to enable work on the South Kerry Greenway.

TRAIN: Car Park Closure – Colbert Station, Limerick. From Monday 30th May parking will not be available at Colbert Station Car Park, Limerick until further notice. A temporary car park will be located at Roxborough Road (beside CBS Sexton Street) – Eircode V94 Y2V1. Please allow up to 30 minutes extra to get to the station. Iarnród Éireann apologises for any inconvenience caused.

MATCH: The Kerry ladies face Dublin in the All-Ireland Final on Sunday 13th in Croke Park at 4pm.

Meet the ladies on Sunday 6th for a ‘Meet & Greet’ session at Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney from 11.15am to 12noon.

SHOW: Tullamore Show & FBD National Livestock Show 2023, August 13th 2023. They will have a Sustainable Livestock Village a platform for farmers to learn more about practices that can boost the sustainability performance of their farms.

FLEADH on 6 August @ 21:30 TG4: To compete at the All-Ireland finals, one must first qualify through their province. In this programme Doireann Ní Ghlacáin and Peadar Ó Goill will take viewers on a trip across the four provincial finals in Ballina, Dublin, Tralee and Dromore to catch up with some of our top and emerging musical talent.

TG4; Fleadh 2023 Comórtais Bheo will be presented by Freda Nic Giolla Chatháin, Darren Ó Dubhgháin and Fiona Ní Fhlaithearta throughout the weekend of August 11 – 13 as we live stream some of the main competitions at this year’s Fleadh Cheoil. Follow the live streams on the TG4

DRIVING Test; Provisional drivers in Tralee have a 32 weeks wait.

KATCH: “With a keen understanding of the challenges and desires of the farming community, Katch is on a mission to foster meaningful connections among those who share the unique bond of agricultural living,” said Paul Numan. “We have over 15,000 members signed up to our socialising app and we know that at least 3,000 of them are farmers, with most members being 28-47 years of age,” he said.

FOREST Licence; Minister McConalogue said that the exemption for the creation of up to 1ha of native woodland will be available through the Native Tree Area Scheme.

Brazil’s President Lula da Silva has pledged to end deforestation by 2030.

TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency, are currently recruiting new foster carers to meet the growing demands for placements given the ongoing humanitarian crisis. To find out more about becoming a foster carer please call 1800 226 771.

DANCING: Cronin School of Irish Dance,

SIAMSA Tíre has chosen Máirtín Ó Cathasaigh of Lispole and Greta Curtin of Brosna, who will join the NASC Network Young Curators programme for 2023/24. Nasc Network is a partnership of eight venues who work together to share areas of expertise. Greta Curtin, began playing music at the age of 4.

BOOKS: Castleisland District Heritage recently got an order for books produced by the group over the last eight years: in 2015 The Diary of Robert O’Kelly: To Queensland With Love in 2019; The GAA in Kerry also in 2019; Earls, Axeteers and Hoggies in 2020; John Twiss Judicial Murder in Castleisland in 2021 Poff and Barrett – A Miscarriage of Justice also in 2021; Earls of Desmond in 2022; A Sketch of the Life of Rev William Casey PP of Abbeyfeale in 2022; Bob Finn Captain Moonlight in 2022, they are to be deposited in the rare book section of University of Notre Dame.

CONSECRATION: Divine Will Consecration, Church of the Resurrection, Killarney Aug. 15th. Adoration, Rosary, Holy Mass & Consecration at 2pm. All welcome. The Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be on Main St, Killarney Sun. 13th Aug. Prayers and the Rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. Everyone welcome.

FATIMA: Communal First Saturday Devotions took place Aug. 5th at 8.45am in the Church of the Resurrection Killarney. Beginning with the Fatima intentions followed by the Rosary and the celebration of Mass at 9.30am. All will be done with the intention of saving souls and making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, thus fulfilling Our Lady’s request to the Laity to pray for peace.

HORIZONS on 20th Aug: Mary Kennelly – all the stories lead back home. Mary is a Poet, retired Teacher and Principal with a gift for storytelling. Weekly Radio Programme – Horizons on Radio Kerry at 9 am followed by Mass from Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church Tralee.

LIFE is not so much about weathering the storm as learning to dance in the rain.

BLACKBERRIES are next crop of fruit for us. Despite all the talk about reducing CO2, no effort is made to use widely available naturally grown food.

FRAUD: Someone pretending to be a bank employee calls you or texts you about a problem with your account. They want you to move money to a safe account. WHAT TO DO: Hang up.

LISTOWEL ROAD WORKS on the N69 Tralee Listowel Road commenced on Monday last 24th July 2023. These works will involve lane closures for a period of 6 weeks, traffic lights will be in place on a 24-hour basis. The works will commence on the Tralee tie-in. The Tralee tie-in works will be completed for the Revival Festival. The Listowel tie-in works will commence after the Revival Festival.

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES 2023 Postgraduate Programmes in Theology and Philosophy at St Patricks Pontifical University in Maynooth. Applications will be accepted up until August 14th. For more information contact pgadmissons or call 01 708 3391.

SLAVERY: This August marks the 190th anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery Act. The Act focused heavily on the rules for compensating slave owners – and some of them appealed against the process, as records show.

FESTIVAL Interceltique de Lorient Lorient: 4th to 13th August 2023.

Every year it’s the same song and dance! Since 1971, this festival has really got it in the bag-ad, for every year it’s bombard-ed with over 700,000 visitors coming to listen to the Celtic sounds of the bombards and the bagad. Just like the Pied Piper, this inter-Celtic parade mesmerises the crowd, assembled here to celebrate an inter-Celtic night at the Moustoir stadium or in the fishing port, to the sound of the Scottish and Spanish bagpipes that fill the air.

Each summer, around 700,000 people from all over the world invade the Celtic land of Lorient for the Festival Interceltique. From Galicia to Scotland, the cream of Celtic music can be found here, to be enjoyed in a really convivial atmosphere.

VENTILATION systems will become more important in the continuing drive towards more energy efficient homes, as this will only see properties becoming even more airtight via increased insulation and double glazed windows. Without ventilation, the occupants of these airtight buildings really will be at risk from the health problems associated with poor indoor air quality.

CAMERA: 100 closed-circuit television cameras have been turned off in Limerick, due to regulations.

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