Knockanure is situated five miles from Litowel and two from Moyvane. Our church is unique in construction and design and is greatly admired. Inside visitors, marvel t the beautiful wood carving of the Last Supper by Oisin Kelly and the handmade tapestries specially commissioned for our church.
Internationally renowned writer and poet, Gabriel Fitzmaurice and composer and poet, Dan Keane are from the parish and still reside here. The lonesome ballad "The Valley of Knockanure" recounts the story of the shooting of Republicans of Gortaglanna.
At Kilmorna, at the great house of the landlord O'Mahoney, Parnell planted a tree shortly before his death. It is still flourishing today. At the highest point in the parish you can see The Dingle Peninsula and broad stretches of co. Limerick. The ruins of a 500 year old church stands on the hill surrounded by a burial place of thousands of our ancestors, including the grandparents of poet, Brendan Kennelly. Beside the church is a 2000 year old ring fort.
Many believe that the stolen Crown Jewels are buried in the parish. This strange belief owes its origin to the fact that Sir Arthur Vicars, keeper of the jewels was living here at the same time as the theft.
The site of a castle once owned by the O'Connors can still be seen. A never ending stream of pure fresh water pours from the Holly Well at Gordromagowna. Knockanure provides the ideal holiday for the historian, naturalist or poet.