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Around the Districts: Knockanure to Lyreacrompane


Attending the Farmers Market at Listowel on Friday were Michael Connaughton,Pat Moore,Owen Carey,Denis Horgan and Lucy Trant.Photo Moss Joe Browne.

Attending the Farmers Market at Listowel on Friday were Michael Connaughton,Pat Moore,Owen Carey,Denis Horgan and Lucy Trant.Photo Moss Joe Browne.

Attending the Farmers Market at Listowel on Friday were Michael Connaughton,Pat Moore,Owen Carey,Denis Horgan and Lucy Trant.Photo Moss Joe Browne.



Knock Pilgrimage

The annual Knock Pilgrimage takes place this year on Saturday 18th June 2022. The Eucharistic Adoration National Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on the same week-end 17th/18th June (Corpus Christi week-end). Bus leaves Knockanure/Moyvane on the Saturday 18th June. Further details later. Contact Margaret at 087 297 6304.


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Rosary at Knockanure Grotto on Tuesday and Thursday evening at 8pm.

Rosary is recited at Our Lady’s Grotto, Moyvane, every Tues. at 7:30pm, also Knockanure every Tues. & Thurs. 8pm, during the month of May.

Text Alert AGM

The AGM of Knockanure Valley Text Alert will take place on Thurs. 26th May at 8pm in Knockanure Community Centre. Representative of Muintir Na Tire Dermuid Cronin and the local Garda Sgt Paula Kelliher Community Welfare officer will be in attendance on the night. All who wish to remain in the group or who wish to join, a fee of €10 can be paid on the night. All welcome.


DEATH of Tady Finucane, 7, St. Ita’s Terrace, Abbeyfeale, on Wednesday, 18th May, 2022.

Tady, son of the late Tim and Peg, brother of the late Michael and Margaret, sadly missed by his brothers Willie, Henry, Paddy, Jim and John, sisters Mary, Nora, Josie, Helen, Ann and Kate, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces. Following requiem Mass in Abbeyfeale Church on Saturday Tady Finucane was laid to rest at Reilig Íde Naofa Abbeyfeale.

DEATH of Nora Lane (née Dillane), Benanasbig, Kilmorna, on May 17th, 2022, in the wonderful care of her daughter Nancy. Wife of the late Pats and sister of the late Anna. Nora will be sadly missed by her sons Con and Patsy, daughters Margaret, Nancy, Theresa and Caroline, her 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, Patsy’s partner Noreen, sons-in-law, brother-in-law Tom, sister-in-law Sr. Consilio, nephews, and nieces. Funeral arrived at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure, on Thursday morning, with the Requiem Mass for Nora being celebrated at 12 noon, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane. Fr. Tom McMahon, celebrated the requiem Mass, and gave a lovely tribute to Nora.

DEATH has occurred of Michael (Mike) O’Connor, The Bog Lane, Carhooearagh, Kilmorna on May 13th, 2022. Survived by his wife Mairéad, children John and Fiona (U.K), stepchildren, sister Joan, brothers Willie and Brendan, son-in-law Richard, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, and extended family. Requiem Mass for Mike Connor was celebrated in Listowel Church on 17th May.


Michael Kennelly, Alf Neville, Joe Lyons, Tom Molyneaux, Peg Sheahan, Maureen O’SuIiivan, Bibi Dillon, Kathleen Culhane, Mike Joe Cronin, Elizabeth Imelda Sheehan, Dick Fitzgerald, Mary Moriarty, Kit Breen, Mary Flavin, Mary O’Donoghue,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.21st May’22 at Moyvane for Jerry & Jenny O’Carroll, Son Christopher, Granddaughter Tracey (Aniv.), Woodgrove at 7.30pm; Sun.22nd May’22 at Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Ukraine: Peace and Justice at 11.00am; Mon.23rd May’22 No Mass in Church; Tues.24th May’22 at Moyvane for Michael Dore (Aniv.) Woodgrove at 10.00am; Wed.25th May’22- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.26th May’22 at Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.27th May’22- Knockanure for Deceased members of Lynch family, (Aniv.) Gortdromagouna at 10.00am; Sat.28th May’22- Moyvane for Willie Pearse (Aniv.) Woodgrove at 7.30pm; Sun.29th May’22 Knockanure, The Ascension of The Lord at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Michael Flaherty (Aniv.) Glenalappa at 11.00am.

Corpus Christi Procession 2022

Following cancelation of our Corpus Christi Procession during the Covid period we hope to have hold our Annual Corpus Christi Procession on Saturday, 18th June immediately after the Vigil Mass of the Feast of Corpus Christi at 7.00 p.m.. (More details later).

Cemetery Masses 2022

Tuesday- June 21st St. Michael’s Cemetery at 8.00 p.m.; Wednesday, June 22nd St. John Paul at 8.00 p.m.; St. John’s Cemetery, Ballybunion on 10th June at 7 pm.; Killahenny: 15th July at 7 p.m. Kilconly: 29th July at 7 p.m.



Ní raibh aon buaitheoir don pota óir €5,500 an tseachtain seo chaite. Uimhreacha 13, 16, 20 and 23. Buaitheoirí €50: Fergal Ó Grifín, Minaird Thoir; Maitiú Ó Grifín, Minaird Thoir;Paddy Hanafin, Goulane East; Siobhán O’Sullivan, Glen Minard. Previous week’s winners: Uimhreacha 1, 8, 10 and 25. Buaitheoirí €50: Breandán and John Joe Dorgan; Breandán Bowler, Cinnaird; Lisa Guiheen, The Grove; Marie Hartnett, Douglas. Next week’s jackpot is €5,600 and the draw will be held in on Wednesday next, May 15th at 9.30pm in O’Sullivan’s Pub, Garrynadur.

GAA Results

Lios Póil defeated Laune Rangers B in the latest round of the County League. Final score Lios Póil Laune Rangers B.


Congratulations to the boys and girls of Scoil Eoin Baiste who won the West Kerry Schools Skills Competition recently; Fionn Ó Dubhda, Jack Ó Deargáin and Jack Liston; Saoirse Ní Brosnacháin, Sadhbh Madeley and Róise Ní Gairbhí.

All-Ireland Under 14

Congratulations to Éabha Ní Shiúrdáin and Jessie Ní Loingsigh who won all-Ireland under 14 medals with Kerry on Saturday when they defeated Cork in the final.


Mass this coming weekend will take place in Dingle vigil at 6.15pm and 11.30am. If you are considering returning to Mass, now is a good time. It will no longer be necessary to wear facemasks at Mass. However, should people wish to continue to wear masks, they are welcome to do so.

The following measures will remain in place: (i) Communion can only be received in the hand for the moment. (ii) hand sanitisation is advised. (iii) You can place your offering for the offertory collection in the building fund boxes at the back of the churches. Your co-operation is very much appreciated. Copies of the Mass Schedule are available at the back of each Church and at

The newsletter is available in the shops locally from Friday and can also be viewed on the website.


Listowel Branch Kerry Hospice

A meeting of a Listowel branch Kerry Hospice will take place on Tuesday 31st May at 7pm in St Patricks Hall, Upper William Street Listowel. New members always welcome.

Sunflower days are 10th/11th June. If you can spare an hour or two to help out please let any member of the committee know or phone 0863934134/0879865275.


St Michael’s Church

Mass Times: Monday 23rd May at 7.30pm for John and Kathleen Griffin, Killorglin; Jimmy Conway, Ballinclogher. Wednesday, 25th May at 10.00am. Friday 27th May at 7.30pm for Mattie and Nora Kennelly, Pallas. Saturday 28th May at 7.30pm for Maureen O’Sullivan, Ballinageragh and Ballybunion; Maura and Brendan Bowler, Kiltomey.

Irremore Church

Mass times: Sunday, 29th May at 11.00am for Bridie and Paud Trant; Jack and Nora Trant, Mountcoal; Denis and May Flaherty, Mountcoal.

Rathea Church

Mass times: Sunday, 29th May at 9.30am.

Parish Office

The Parish office is open from 11.00am 2.00pm on Wednesdays. Tel. no. (066) 7132111.


The Rosary will be recited every Friday evening at the Grotto for the month of May at 8pm, directly after Mass.

First Holy Communion

The children of Dromclough National School will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday 28th May at 11am.

Lixnaw Community Games

Team Events: Well done to our U.12 Boys Soccer Team and the U.12 Girls Gaelic Football Team, who competed last weekend in Ardfert and Listowel. Both performed exceptionally well and were unlucky not to progress to the next round of the competition. Thanks to the team management and the parents for their encouragement and support. Mile buiochas.

Athletics Evening: This Friday evening, 27th May, Lixnaw Community Games will host the Annual Sports Evening in Lixnaw Sportsfield at 6pm. Entries should be registered beforehand to the following email address: The cut-off date is 31st July for individual age groups and the participants must reside in Lixnaw Parish. Please refer to the ‘Pride of the Parish’ Facebook page for the Age Chart.

Races are as follows: Tiny Tots (U.4) 50m, U.6 50m, U.8 60m and 80m, U.10 100m and 200m, U.12 100m, 200m and 600m, U.14 100m and 800m, U.16 100m, 200m and 1,500m. Novelty Races to follow. For ages U.8 up, only 1st and 2nd place winners go through to County Community Games. The County Finals will be held at An Riocht track in Castleisland on 25th and 26th June. Admission on the night will be €5 individual child or maximum €10 for a family. This charge helps to fund Lixnaw Community Games activities.

Field Events: It is also hoped to run the Boys U.12 Long Puck and the Girls U.14 Long Puck the following week. Further details will be advertised.

Lixnaw GAA

Split The Bucket Draw: Congratulations to Stephen Mahony, Ballinclogher, on winning €138 in the Split the Bucket Draw. Next draw will be held in Foley’s Gala Shop, Lixnaw. Thanks for your continued support.

Lotto Draw: Jackpot €8,050. Numbers drawn were 8, 18, 23, 29. There was no jackpot winner. €20 winners: Anne O’Brien, Irrebeg; Robert Silles, The Village and Seamus O’Connell, Liscullane. Next Draw will take place on the 23th May and jackpot will be €8,100.

Golden Ticket Giveaway: All the Willy Wonka Style Golden Ticket chocolate bars have now been sold. Six golden tickets have been found and claimed. There is still one golden ticket to be claimed, so if anyone has purchased one of these bars and is saving it for later, please open it to check if you are a winner as a deadline for claiming tickets has been set for Thursday 2nd June. For more information on this giveaway see the Lixnaw GAA Facebook page.

St Senan’s GAA Club

Monday 16/05/2022 Jackpot €4,100. There was no jackpot winner: Numbers drawn were 7, 13, 20, 27. Lucky Dip €30 winners: Aoife, Daragh and Aodhan Behan; Aileen Somers, Knockreagh. Lucky Dip €20 winners: Tom McCarthy, Duagh; Catherine Hickey, Listowel; Siobhan Behan, Tralee. Tickets €2 each or 3 for €5. Next week’s draw will take place at the Clubhouse Mountcoal and Jackpot will be €4,200. Tickets are available at Kelly’s Six Crosses, The Halfway Bar, play online or from any Club Officer. Thank you for your continued support.

Lixnaw Development Association

Lixnaw Development Association will hold their monthly meeting this Thursday at 7:30pm at Hermitage Park. All are welcome, especially new volunteers.


To include items in the Lixnaw notes, please email by 10pm on Sunday evening.



There was no winner of the 22nd May lotto jackpot of €5000 the numbers drawn were 2,3,5,18. The Lucky Dips were won by Patricia Lenihan, Lyre, Owen Prunty, Lyre, Helena, Mary and Mike c/o Resourse Centre, Tina Aherne, Kilcummin and Owen Lyons, Chutehall. The Sellers Prize was won by Johnny Nolan,Lyre PO.

Next weeks jackpot is €5150 and tickets are now on sale.

Lyre School

There was a great turn out of both children and adults for our Wellness morning last Saturday 21st May in Lyreacrompane Resource Centre.

We would like to thank sincerely all who attended and indeed donated, also a hugh thanks to Eilish and Katie who gave their time freeall funds raised were in aid of Pieta House.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the Nash Family on the death of Mary Orr nee Nash daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth Nash and late of Lyreacrompane who died in Melbourne, her burial took place last Tuesday. Mass will be offered for Mary on Friday next 27th May at 6p.m. in the Sacred Heart Church, Lyreacrompane