knockanuare notes -31st October 2022

MOYVANE YOUTH CLUB will hold a Church gate collection before Masses in Moyvane and Knockanure on Saturday & Sunday, October 29 & 30. These funds are vital for the running of the club.

Knockanure Rambling House will be held in the Community Centre on Next Thursday night at 8pm.  A great night and everyone welcome.

FESTIVAL: Saturday, October 29, a night starring CLIONA HAGAN. Doors open 8.00pm, Cliona on stage from 9.00pm followed by DJ at 11.00pm. Sunday, October 30: 12 noon Vintage Show. 1.00pm Dog Show. 2.00pm Kiddie’s Tractor Run. 3.00pm Trail of Horror (under 10’s) Prizes for the best costume & face painting. 5.00pm Trail of Horror (10+) Prizes for Best Costume. 7.30pm Bonfire Monday, October 31 is hunt day in the village at midday. 1.00pm Sam Maguire will visit along with our successful Minor County Winners. This is the 31st year that the cup has come to Kerry since it was first won by Kildare in 1928.

GAA: Bank Holiday Monday 31 October at 2pm in Knockanure Minor Championship Semi Final Div 2 KnockBrosna v Northern Gaels.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results from Tuesday October 25th. Jackpot was €6,300. Numbers Drawn: 1, 3, 23, and 28. No winner, but lucky dips went to:1. Timmie Keane, c/o All Star Bar; 2. Noel O Shea, Newcastlewest; 3. Kathleen O Shea, Newcastlewest; 4. Sinead and Orla Greaney, Kilmeaney, and 5. Kathleen Carmody, Kilmorna. Next draw will be on next Tuesday 1st November in the clubhouse and jackpot will be €6,400, All are welcome.

CINEMA NIGHT:  Duagh Sports Complex on Saturday, October 29 at 7pm – a family cinema night with popcorn and prizes for the best dressed.

TIME; winter time came in on Sunday, October 30. Clocks to be put back one hour.

PARISH. Presbytery/Office: 068 49308, Web: Monday (Emergencies only): 087-2461749. Parish Office: Weds.10.00am-12.00noon, Thurs. & Fri. 10.00am-1.00pm. Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Cancer Research, Appeal for donations to be able to treat cancer more effectively.  Support will be appreciated.  There will be a 2nd collection at Masses on the weekend of 5th & 6th Nov. or (cheques payable to Cancer Research).

Remembrance Mass for those deceased during the past year in the Parish, will be held in Moyvane Thurs. 3rd Nov. at 7.30pm and in Knockanure Fri. 4th Nov. at 7.30pm.  Please note there will be NO morning Mass those days. November Dead Remembrance envelopes are available at the back of the Church.  Those listed will be remembered at All Masses during Nov. Please note NO Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday, All Saints Day.

MASS: St. Padre Pio & 1st Friday evening mass, Listowel at 6.45pm.

DEATH of Kitty Moore (née Lynch) Hillside Drive, Athea, Formerly of Moanrue, on 25th October 2022 (Aged 87yrs). Predeceased by her loving husband Paddy. Survived by , son Pa, daughters Margaret (O’Keeffe) & Catherine, son-in-law Richard, grandchildren Rachel, Lisa & Richie, sisters Mary (Lynch) & Ann (Farrell – UK), brother Dan, sister-in-law, nieces,and nephews.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Nuala O’Leary, Michael McNamara, Eileen Hannon, Moira Donohue, Noah Fitzgerald, Micheal O’Sullivan, Eamon O’Connor, Mick Culhane, Patrick Doody, Sr. Carmel O’Leary, Hannah Lane, Eileen Murphy, Ita O’Gorman, Liam Lynch, Breda Moriarty, Austin Stack, We remember Fr. Michael J. Stack, The 20th anniversary of his death 26th of October.

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.29th Oct.’22 Moyvane for Michael Dore & daughter Breda Dore (Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.30th Oct.’22 Knockanure for John Gerard McMahon (Aniv.) Carraughera at 9.30am and mass Moyvane for Paddy & Maureen Fitzmaurice (Aniv.) Gortdromasilihy at 11.00am

Mon.31st Oct.’22 Moyvane, All Saints Day Vigil Mass at 7.30pm; Tues.1st Nov.’22 Knockanure, All Saints Day at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane at 11.00am; Weds.2nd Nov.’22 Knockanure All Souls’ Day at 10.00am; Thurs.3rd Nov.’22 Moyvane, Remembrance Mass at 7.30pm; Fri.4th Nov.’22 Knockanure, Remembrance Mass at 7.30pm; Sat.5th Nov.’22 Moyvane for Tim O’Connor (Aniv.)

Sligo & Formerly Inchamore at 7.30pm; Sun.6th Nov.’22 Knockanure for                Robert Connor (Aniv.) at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for          Michael Culhane (Aniv.)                11.00am.

Feast of St. Martin de Porres(1579-1639) is on Saturday 5th November. A Dominican brother in Peru, renowned for his care of the sick and those in need.

Romans 8:35, 37 ‘Nothing can come between us and the love of Christ, even if we are troubled or worried, or being persecuted, or lacking food or clothes, or being threatened or even attacked. These are the trials through which we triumph, by the power of him who loved us’.

KERRY INGREDIENTS deceased mass will be held in Lixnaw Church on 16th November at 7.30 p.m.

LATIN MASS will be offered Sunday, 30th October, at 12.00 noon at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, by Fr. Bernard Healy. For more info contact [email protected]

MASS FOR PATIENTS WHO HAVE DIED IN UHK in past year. This includes those who have died in the hospital, those who have experienced pregnancy loss, and those who have died within the Palliative Care Services. We also remember at this Mass past employees of UHK who have died. Monday 14th November at 7.00PM in St. John’s Church. Mass will also be live streamed on or


Through Bereavement, facilitated by Michael Savage, BA, MA, Dip/Counselling. Monday November 7th at 7.30pm in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee.

DEATH Records;

MOYVANE BADMINTON; Best wishes to Eileen Roche After 21 years as club secretary, is taking up a new role with the County Board.

DANCE:  Social dancing classes in the Plaza Hall, Listowel every Monday night for beginners 7.30 – 9pm.  Waltzing, Jiving, Quick Step, Foxtrot.  Everyone welcome.

TEAT Dance on Oct 30th in Ballybunion Community Centre from 3pm-5pm in aid of Multiple Sclerosis.

ROAD: THERE will be a number of road closures in the north Kerry area on Sunday 30th, due to the Kerry Winter Rally stages taking place. Kerry Motor Club is celebrating 50 years this year.

FAIR:  There will be a Fair in Athea on Saturday, November 5th.

Food Fair Listowel:

FILM Festival in Dingle from 11th to 13th November 2022.

BODHRAN Competition will be held at the Top of the Town in Athea on Saturday October 29, at 6pm.

CANCER: Big Pink Breakfast in aid of Cancer in the Hall, Athea Sunday 30th  from 10am–1pm. Even if you can’t make the Breakfast, any donation would be so very welcome. You can book your tickets on 087-3869803

BEEF: Bord Bia is to spend a million euro on advertising beef abroad, while another arm of government are advising reduced eating of beef at home.

ST JOHNS Listowel: Listowel Faces by Daria Piaseczna on Saturday October 29th at 12noon

Free Entry; The Liverpool Quartet on Wednesday November 2nd at 8pm; The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on November 3rd at 4pm; Stephen Murphy Friday November 4th at 8pm; A melodrama for cello, piano and narrator on the poem by Tennyson, Annette Cleary, cello, Réamonn Keary, piano,

Barry McGovern, narrator,  Date 10 Nov 2022, also  watch out for Gabriel Fitzmaurice Celebration on Friday November 11th at 8pm, details from 068 22566.

BAZAAR Group in Listowel report that there will be no parish Bazaar in Listowel this Christmas.

PLAY: The Abha Bhán Players have set dates for their production “The Buds Of Ballybunion”. November 18, 19, 25 and 26 to be staged in Ballyhahill Hall.

GLORACH Abbeyfeale; The Lost Souls will be in concert in the Glórach on November 12.  Book your seat on 0871383940.

SIAMSA Tralee;   ; Find out more about Siamsa Tíre and the National Folk Theatre of Ireland at :

WORK Base E-Hub at Old Bank Building on Main Street, Abbeyfeale. For full details and pricing, contact Ken Tobin on 086 816 2105.

HOSPITAL: University Hospital Kerry are asking the public to, contact their pharmacy, GP or South Doc before presenting at the Emergency Department.

SWIM in pink for Breast Cancer Monday 31st October on the ladies beach, Ballybunion at 11am.

SUPPORT: Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tues. 8th Nov. @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. Online support group further information on [email protected]

Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 991 6791 or 087 744 0729. Our website is

DEATH: Br Richard Hendrick – November Webinar On Monday, November 7th at 7.30pm, the Diocese of Kerry will host its annual November webinar. Our guest speaker is Br Richard Hendrick, Franciscan Capuchin. Known to many for his poem, Lockdown, or from his work on Christian mindfulness, Br Richard has chosen the title, Welcoming Sister Death – The Franciscan Way of Dying.

PRAYERS at Graves; Sunday, 13th November: St. Michael’s Cemetery at 2.00 p.m.; St. John Paul 11 Cemetery at 2.30 p.m.; Finuge Cemetery at 3.00 p.m.; Springmount Cemetery, Duagh at 3.45 p.m.

(Lasting just 10 minutes long irrespective of weather conditions.

THE ROSARY will be recited at Teampillin Ban at 3pm each Sunday during November. All welcome.

RECONCILIATION: Confessions in preparation for November each Saturday morning after the 10.30 a.m. and on the Thursday before the First Friday after the 10.30 a.m. mass.

UK and US Excess young deaths,


TIDY TOWNS: Moyvane – Maigh Mheáin 310; Duagh – Dubháth 282; Asdee – Eas Daoi 269; Tarbert – Tairbeart 331; Ballylongford – Béal Átha Longfoirt 321; Listowel – Lios Tuathail 358 County Second & Gold Medal;


ENERGY: Teagasc energy use up by   12.8% in 2021, they spent about E2.5 million on energy.

Energy used on farms has decreased by 28%  over past twenty years.

Germany has frozen carbon tax increase. Farmers milking cows between 5pm and 7pm could be hit by higher energy costs. Hard to find a school going child that has not taken a trip abroad.

FARMERS: John Keane, Macra’s president, said the final report, which contains measures on how to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from the dairy sector, will “remove opportunities” for young people who want to become active farmers. He said Macra has “outrightly rejected” the exit or reduction proposals in the report, which has been delivered to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue. Details on


67% of rural development funding is set to go to climate and environmental measures.

Fertiliser sales down by 23% this year according to press reports.

SLURRY: we also have a challenge in terms of methane coming from slurry.

“Anaerobic digestive is a major part of a solution to that particular problem,” Billy Kelleher said.

Deputy McNamara says an EU Commission study confirmed Ireland and Denmark as the countries with most potential to development biomethane production.

TREES: Planting of 102,000ha of forestry, would have produced a carbon neutral situation in relation to recent dairy expansion, according to research at University of Galway.


SURVEY: Development of a national strategy for the horticulture sector open for submissions.

The online survey is open for submissions until Wednesday, November 30, at 4:00p.m

IFA National Council has voted in favour of banning Kerry IFA Dairy chair Michael O’Dowd from holding an officer role in the association for four years. He can appeal the decision.

WATER: It would be interesting to see how much Kerry County Council spends on bottled water and do they reuse bottles.

MARKET on Saturday November 26th from 12.30pm-4pm in Ballybunion Community Centre.

The Shoebox Appeal Week runs from Monday, October 31 to Sunday, November 6. People can build a box online by donating at www.

TRAVEL: Expected 33,000 passengers over the Halloween break to arrive at Shannon Airport.

THE HOLY LAND: We wish all 43 pilgrims who have travelled to the Holy Land this weekend every blessing. A pilgrimage to the Holy Land is an opportunity for faith and culture to meet. Visiting the holy places associated with the life of Christ, the Gospel comes to life in a new and meaningful way. While it was instigated by our Parish Pastoral Council Listowel – pre Covid, it is great that it is eventually taking place. Our Council wish to thank sincerely Mr. Brian Godfrey who put hours into the planning of the trip with Premier Travel, Cork. Well done, Brian. The pilgrims return late on Saturday evening next Nov. 5th & assure you of their prayers during the pilgrimage.

BUS: route 314 links Limerick to Ballybunion, serving Mungret, Clarina, Kildimo, Pallaskenry, Kilcornan, Askeaton, Shanagolden, Foynes, Loughhill, Glin, Tarbert, Listowel, and Lisselton.

BRAIN Tumour Ireland is calling on people to wear their favourite hat on on Friday, November 4 and donate €4 to support the charity’s vital work for brain tumour patients and their families. About 400 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour in this country every year. The charity was launched 10 years ago. Information for patients and their families on

HELPLINES: Accord over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members. Call: 01 5313331. Samaritans 116123/061 412111.

FULL Moon on the 8th.

AWARDS: Digital Media Awards, The winners will be announced on Friday, the 11th of November at The Convention Centre @ The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin.

CREDIT unions have topped the league table for the best customer experience in Ireland in the CXi league table for eight years in a row.

LOCAL: Alan Groarke, formerly of Moyvane and now of Colorado. Alan is president of The Irish Network of Colorado. The Network connects Irish people and people of Irish descent in Colorado.

On October 2nd. 2022, Alan and many more gathered at the Evergreen cemetery to celebrate the completion of stage one of a project that connects, Colorado with Allihies in Co. Cork. See more at

POPE: 85-year-old Pope Francis was the first pilgrim to register for World Youth Day, which will take place in Lisbon on 1 to 6 August 2023 on the theme: ‘Carrying Christ to the World’.  The previous World Youth Day was hosted in Panama, in 2019.

BOOK by Joe Harrington, titled ‘Once Upon a Road’, details the story of the butter road that ran from Listowel to Kerry Pike outside Cork city.

Another book: Horses Don’t Fly, By Frederick Libby. This thrilling true story recounts how an itinerant cowboy volunteered for a British air squadron during World War I — and went on to become a famed flying ace.

FRY: The river Shannow from the Waterfall to Shannow Bridge is to be stocked with 40,000 salmon fry by the Limerick Fishery Board.

LONDON: The Irish Rambling House Show is off to Harrow in London and will appear at the Salvatorian College Hall in High Road, Harrow Weald, Middx. HA3 5DY on Saturday November 5 at 7.30pm and Sunday November 6 at 2pm (Matinee) Tickets by reservation only – call 07312032905.

DOCUMENTRY: The War of Independence in North Kerry, launched recently.

Narrated by Joe Stack of RTE, the documentary tells the story of events that happened in North Kerry during the period referred to as ‘The Decade of Centenaries’ from 1912 to 1922, with particular emphasis on the War of Independence from January to July 1921.

It includes contributions from a number of local historians and focuses on the personal stories of family members who were directly involved.

GRAVES: Columbarium wall at Rath Cemetery in Tralee, recently installed. Each space costs €1,200.

TREES: The study team analyzed almost 80,000 satellite photo measurements of tree cover worldwide and combined them with enormous global databases about soil and climate conditions, evaluating one hectare at a time. The exercise generated a detailed map of how many trees the earth could naturally support—where forests grow now and where they could grow, outside of areas such as deserts and savannahs that support very few or no trees. The team then subtracted existing forests and also urban areas and land used for agriculture. That left 0.9 billion hectares that could be forested but have not been. If those spaces were filled with trees that already flourish nearby, the new growth could store 205 gigatons of carbon by the time the forests mature.




RISH LITURGICAL AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS: Interested in learning new music for Advent and Christmas? There will be a workshop for all musicians and singers on Thursday, November 10th, 2022 in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney at 7:30pm. The cost for the workshop is €15 per person, music will be provided. To register or for more information contact Tomás Kenny at [email protected] or call/text Tomás on 086 3683778

USA: Winsome Sears, the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. Ms. Sears is was born in Jamaica and legally immigrated to the United States at the age of six, going on to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees, serve as an electrician in the United States Marine Corps, and direct a Salvation Army homeless shelter prior to her time in public office.  She was elected in 2002 to a majority black House of Delegates district, a first for a Republican in Virginia since 1865. She is the first female Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the first black female elected to statewide office. She is also unapologetically pro-life.

ARTS: Kerry County Council will offer bursaries to a maximum of €750 in respect of the professional development of individual artistic directors / producers of arts festivals in Kerry. Deadline: 8th November 2022. Application form (

Visual Artists Café:


KEVIN DUNDON coming to Glin on Nov. 24th at 8pm.

Farmers Market: from 10am every Friday in Glin Square.


Irish People 1973-09-01

ALL IRELAND FINAL ON T.V. SUNDAY Eamon Grimes Captain of the Limerick team is a member of the South Liberties club, with whom he won a county medal in 1972. He is a product of Limerick C.B.S. He won a National League medal in 1971. The All-Ireland Hurling Final between Kilkenny and Limerick will be broadcast live, in living colour from Croke Park, Dublin next Sunday, It will be shown at the Loew’s Paradise Theater at Rordham Road and the Grand Concourse, Bronx. There will be souvenir programmes brought direct from Ireland for your added enjoyment and these will help the viewers to get to know the players easily. This could be another great final with Limerick making their first appearance in 33 years. Kilkenny the holders start favourites. Although burdened with injuries Kilkenny have plenty of material to choose from. News on the grape-vine tells me that Eddie Kehir will play, but he may not be on the starting line-out. Limerick after a tough campaign in



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1973 THE IRISH PEOPLE PAGE 19 I NATIONAL HURLING LEAGUE Limerick Lucky To Beat Clare It’s Limerick’s Day At Gaelic Park On Sunday Limerick 3-9 Clare 0-14 Limerick All-Ireland Hurling champions made the short trip to Cusack Park, Ennis to take the locals in the opening game of the N.H.L. campaign and were lucky to return with two points after a tough, gruelling game that kept the referee John Maloney busy. Clare lost two players and Limerick one during the course of the game. It was only in the last few minutes that Limerick sealed the game with fast goals, goals that Durack would normally have saved but he had suffered an injury previously during a goal mouth melee. It is doubtful if Limerick would have taken the honors were it not for the fact that Clare, played with 13 men for the last 20 minutes of the second half. Before the game started John Hanly chairman of the Clare County Board presented Rory Kiely his Limerick counterpart with a plaque inscribed with the names of all the Limerick players to honor their All-Ireland victory. This fine gesture wasn’t any guide to what was in store for the game itself. (See paper for more)


The Limerick men will be the hosts at Gaelic Park on Sunday. Sean Giltenane and James McCoy are Co-Chairmen of the day and have a very attractive schedule of games arranged. For openers we have Cork and Roscommon in Junior Football.




My good Friend Frank Thornton informs me of the following . . The IRISH MUSICIANS ASSOCIATION are sponsoring here in Chicago TWO CONCERTS by the Champions of IRELAND . . On the 18th of October at the KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, at 6300 West 56th Street, Thursday Night at 8:00 PM . . . will be the first Concert, then on the following night at LANE TECH, HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, 3600 North Western Avenue, October the 19th, FRIDAY NIGHT at 8:00 PM . . . Will be the other Concert . . All those who were fortunate enough to see the Concert last year know what a terrific show it was. This years Concerts promise to be even greater . . The Champions of IRELAND are coming direct from IRELAND . . They will present traditional Music, Dance, Song and Comedy . . The IRISH MUSICIANS deserve OUR SUPPORT . . They in turn have always extended to all Organizations their support and CO-OPERATION . . For further Mm information Phone Frank Thornton 622-0436 or Mary McDonagh, 262-7769 .


FREEDOM House’s annual report “global internet freedom declined for the 12th consecutive year,” the group says. “The sharpest downgrades were documented in Russia, Myanmar, Sudan, and Libya,” “In at least 53 countries, users faced legal repercussions for expressing themselves online, often leading to draconian prison terms.”



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