Knockanuare Notes-10th July 2022

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results for Tuesday July 5th, Jackpot €4,700. Numbers Drawn: 11, 16, 28, and 30. No winner. Lucky Dips of €25 went to: 1. Ann Stack, c/o T. Collins, Lissaniska; 2. Michael O Sullivan, Trien; 3. William Bambury, Knockanure; 4. Shane Flynn, Duagh, and 5. Paul Flavin, Trien.

Next draw is on July 12th in the clubhouse. All are welcome. The Jackpot will be €4,800.

BEST WISHES to Fr. Tom Relihan who is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood in Sacramento, California, he serving there for 75 years, he was born in Duagh 99 years ago.

PARISH Graveyard Masses will take place this year as follows: Friday 29th July at 8.00pm Ahavoher Cemetery; Tuesday 2nd August at 8.00pm Knockanure Cemetery, and Wednesday 3rd August at 8.00pm Murhur Cemetery. Duagh Graveyard Mass will take place on Thursday July 28 at 8pm, and Killahenny: 15th July at 7 p.m.; Kilsinan Cemetery Mass on Tuesday, 12th July at 7.30pm.

Eucharistic Adoration Moyvane every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.

DEATH of Michael (Mickey) Flavin, Bunagara, Listowel and late of Carrueragh, Kilmorna, Listowel, on July 6th, 2022.  Sadly missed by his wife Noreen, sons Danny, Pat and Mike, daughters-in-law Trisha and Sharon, grandchildren Kelly, Nicola, Jack and Aoibheann, sisters Phil, Theresa and Joan, sisters-in-law Betty and Eleanor, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces. Funeral arriving to St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, on Monday morning at 11.15 a.m, with the Requiem Mass for Mickey being celebrated at 11.30 a.m, live-streamed on , followed by burial afterwards in St. John Paul II Cemetery, Ballybunion Road, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Peg Vaughan, Michael Moloney, Jimmy Ruddle, Peg Brouder, Sr. M Joseph Sheehy, Jeremiah Cronin, Martin Collins, Gerald Fitzgerald, Mary McCarthy, Ann Danaher, Nora Dore, Martin McGrath, Fr. Padraig O’Fiannachta, Jackie Keane, Helena O’Keeffe, Fr. John Quinlan, Maura O’Connor, Johnny McEnery,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.9th July’22- Moyvane for Ellen & Thomas Sheehan and Daughter Imelda (Aniv.)                7.30pm; Sun.10th July’22- Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Tom & Peig Brouder RIP, parents of Willie and his wife Brid RIP, Kilbaha at 11.00am;

Mon.11th July’22-Moyvane- No Mass in Church; Tues.12th July’22 – Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Weds.13th July’22- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.14th July’22- Moyvane for Nora and Cathleen Dore RIP at 10.00am; Fri.15th July’22- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.16th July’22- Moyvane for Timothy Noonan (1st Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.17th July’22 – Knockanure for Pat Lynch (Aniv.) & Deceased family members, Lower Carrueragh, Kilmorna at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for Tess Mulvihill (Aniv.) at 11.00am.

PARISH: the following people have agreed to form a new version of the Pastoral Council and of the Finance Committee (both consultative and advisory groups for the parish priest which are universally part of most parish structures today): Parish Pastoral Council: Brenda Clancy, Mary Donovan, Shane Hanrahan, Grace Leahy, Brigid Moore, Tom Moore, Tara Mulvihill, David Murphy, and Pat Scanlon.

Finance Committee: Brid Flavin, Kathleen Galvin, Olive Keane and Michael Liston.

This Pastoral Council will meet on Tuesday August 9th in the parish office at 7:30pm (subject to confirmation). Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday August 16th in the parish office at 7:30pm (Subject to confirmation). Thanks to all who have been part of these groups in the past and know that your contribution is appreciated and treasured as we count on your continued support.

Liturgy Meeting to prepare for Cemetery Masses, Wednesday 13th July at 7.00pm in the Church.  All Parishioners invited.


CONGRATULATIONS to Nick Cotter Jnr. from Abbeyfeale –the Global Student Entrepreneur of 2022.  The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards is the global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college and still studying.  Nicky Cotter competed against 60 other student entrepreneurs, see the announcement on Cotter Agritech.

SWIM: The Glin Estuary Swim takes place on Saturday 23rd July and this year’s chosen charity is Fighting Blindness. Sponsorship cards can be collected from Marie at Geoghegans Bar.

Swimming Lessons Glin Pier; Limerick County Water Safety are delighted to announce that swimming/lifesaving classes will take place this summer at Glin Pier (subject to availability of instructors).– Registration 14th August at 12p.m at Glin Pier.

FILL MOOM on the 13th.

TIDY TOWNS: Judging for the 2022 Tidy Towns Competition takes place during the months of June, July and August each year. We can all play a part in ensuring our village and surrounding areas look their best for judge’s visit.

CONGRATULATIONS to Gary Moriarty of Value Centre Listowel, who was recently  named Cash and Carry Manager of the Year.

BANDS: Battle of the Bands final at Mike the Pies July 22nd.

RAMBLING HOUSE: in Knockalougha will be held on Tuesday 19 July.

GOAL’S Pedal West for Ukraine Challenge on August 20th, Begins at Ballyseedy Garden Centre.

CFRs: Voluntary service Community First Responders. Provide a quick response to certain types of emergency callouts. The North East Kerry CFR Group covers, Abbeyfeale, Glin, Athea, Duagh, Knockanure, and Listowel, Parts of Moyvane, Ballylongford, and Tarbert. If interested in helping contact 087 6863 726.

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

HAVE YOUR SAY! On the future of the North Kerry, West Limerick region. KPMG Future Analytics will be hosting a drop-in community clinic on July 13th 12pm. to 2pm. in Listowel Family Resource Centre.

TINTEAN Theatre Ballybunion on July 24th.  Three legends of traditional Irish music will perform at Ballybunion Arts Festival. Dermot Byrne is on the button accordion, Steve Cooney is on guitar and Dezi Donnelly will play fiddle.

ARTS FESTIVAL 21ST TO 24TH JULY at Ballybunion: event wants to create a diverse programme of Theatre, Poetry, Performance, Music, Visual Art and Workshops for artists and audiences who want to experience a festival of fun and engagement. Log onto www.ballybunionartsfestival for more.

WRITERS: Cill Rialaig Writers Residencies. These residencies are now open for applications to seven writers for a ten-day period from 1-11^th October. In addition to their own work, the writers are requested to put aside approximately 2 hours at the start and the end of the residency to come together to meet and discuss a programming or development idea that the IWC might undertake in the future. Details to be finalised in due course. Deadline extended to Wednesday 13^th July at 5pm

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HEALTH: Brain Health Awareness evening at The Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee on Thursday, July 21 from 7-9pm — to promote the importance of brain health.

SCHOOL books and clothes can be costly, very little effort is being made to reuse and exchange school items, to reduce the CO2 footprint of education. Producers of essential food are being forced to reduce their carbon footprint, while other sectors free to do what they like.

FREE, Anyone who has applied for and receives a school transport ticket for the academic year 2022/23 will not be charged.

ST JOHN’S Listowel; Youth Theatre Summer Camps, Monday 18th, Fri. 22nd, Mon 25th, and Fri 29th, contact Jo at 087 610 4224. Sat 29th, Italian Bluegrass Group- Dago Red, details from 068 225 66.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  Plaza Hall, Listowel on Sunday, July 17 at 3pm in aid of Ard Churam Fuchsia Centre for Dementia/Alzheimer.

FLEADH Cheoil na Mumhan in Newcastle West, July 10-16. The Fleadh competition timetable can be viewed on the Munster Comhaltas website.

MUSIC and song at Mountcoal Clubhouse on Friday 22nd of July at 7.30pm, to meet and greet The Kerry Rose, MC for the night is Billy Keane.

CREATIVE Ireland Kerry Office is inviting people to help inform the priorities to deliver the next Creative Ireland Kerry Strategy 2023-2027.

STRAWBOYS will be performed in over 50 different sites in Kerry, Clare and Galway in July and August. They perform in Kerry from July 14 to July 19, in pop up performances.

GAISCE Awards, founded in 1985, recognise young people’s commitment to personal development and community action. President Higgins delivered the Gaisce Gold Award to 79 recipients at a ceremony which took place at Áras an Uachtaráin recently.

RACING: Killarney from 11th to 15th July; Galway Races Festival runs from Monday, July 25 to Sunday, July 31. In total Tote’s new and returning staff will number approximately 300 over the seven days of the festival.

LEGION OF MARY KILLARNEY: The Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be on Main Street, Killarney on Wednesday July 13th from 2.30 p.m, to remember Our Lady’s 3rd month visit to Fatima in 1917. The Divine Mercy chaplet and the Holy Rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. on the street.

REEK Sunday pilgrimage takes place on Sunday July 31st at Croagh Patrick.  Confessions on the summit 7:30am – 2:00pm.  Mass hourly from 8:00am – 2.00pm.

BUS TO KNOCK:  The following trips to Knock are taking place :  On Sunday July 24 to mark Grandparents Day.  Then on the weekend of Sunday August 21st – Monday August 22nd Peggy Lynch’s Knock & Lough Derg overnight tour will travel.  Further details from O’Callaghan Coach Holidays on 064 6631095.

The Vatican announced that Catholics can obtain a plenary indulgence by visiting an elderly person on the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

BEST WISHES to Hannah Scanlon of Athea who celebrated her 100-years, June 22, 2022, she was born at Abbeyfeale, and worked at Danaher’s shop in Athea. In times past, the family had a garden with potatoes and cabbage, and killing a pig twice a year for meat.

Adare’s oldest resident celebrated her 100th year living the village recently. She was a member of every organisation in Adare. Dolly O’Neill was born to a family of five in 1922 and is the last surviving member, her husband Michael O’Neill died at 65.


BIKE HIRE:   Greenway bike hire now available at Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale, details from 087 372 6914.

EVENT: Kerry’s mini gathering titled ‘An Turas Mór/ Homecoming Kerry’ takes place over five weekends during the month of October. See more at:

PAYMENTS: You can get certain Irish social welfare payments and live in another country. You can also continue to get certain social welfare payments if you are on holiday abroad for a specific period of time or if you are getting medical treatment abroad.


CITIZENS ADVICE:  They are available to deal with queries Monday to Friday between 9.30am – 4.15pm and can be contacted by phone on 0818075780 or by email [email protected]

JOB: Ballylongford CE Scheme vacancies: Tidy Towns Assistant in Tarbert, Heritage Assistant in Tarbert, Tidy Towns Assistant in Ballylongford, Soccer Groundskeeper in Lenamore, Parish Hall Caretaker in Ballylongford. For more contact Jackie Kissane on 0863266991.

ENCOURAGING young farmers into the dairy industry is a big challenge and more should be done to encourage them – according of Ronan O’Connor, area development officer with the ICMSA.

European Commission has promised €500 million aid package for the EU Agriculture sector.

Dutch government propose to cut nitrogen emissions by between 12-70%, depending on the location. Irish Government have targets of 22% to 30% reduction in agricultural emissions.

REFORMS are coming to Community Employment, Tús and the Rural Social Scheme (RSS).There are  over 19,000 participants on CE, almost 5,000 participants on Tús and just under 3,000 participants on the Rural Social Scheme across the country. Cost of the three schemes estimated at over €500 million in 2022.

SOCIAL farms operating since 2014, Kerry Social Farming (KSF) was founded on principles of equality, social inclusion, voluntary community development and collaboration. For more information of Kerry Social farming, visit link here:

EGGS: In the first week of July, the average price for a dozen eggs in the U.S. was $2.84 — about $1.17 more than a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

THANKS FROM DARKNESS INTO LIGHT – On the 7th May 2022, Tarbert community and district support Darkness into Light (DIL) Tarbert.  You have raised €12,256 for Pieta House.

YOUTH: Join over 1000 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 11th August to Sunday 14th August 2022. For more information and to book your place go to


SPONSORSHIP: Donal and Hannah Enright of Enright’s Bar sponsored a set of new Junior Team jerseys for Moyvane GAA. The New Jersey will also be used by the Senior Team if there is a clash of colours in a fixture.

BUS Éireann News-

KOSTAL the German automotive components manufacturer employs about 600 people at Abbeyfeale and also operates a plant at Mallow. Workers have voted in favour of industrial action.

REFUGEES are now estimated to number more than 6 million just within Ukraine’s borders alone.

LOUGH DERG THREE DAY PILGRIMAGE:  A pilgrimage will leave from Abbeyfeale in mid-July and call to Knock coming home.  All booking info, including organised parish groups available at,email [email protected] or telephone 0(0353)

71 9861518.  Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal, F94 N289.

BUS from Lixnaw for Knock on the 24th July at 7am. Anyone interested in going, please contact Margaret (066) 7132515 or Mary (087) 9501929.

LIMERICK Map; A new online Revolutionary Map of Limerick (1913-23) has been launched by Limerick Museum as part of events marking 2022 centenary commemorations.

VINTAGE two day run by  Kingdom Veteran, Vintage and Classic Car Club held  recently, it was their 43rd annual Ring of Kerry Run, 70 cars, ranging from a 1922 to 1998 took part.

MUSIC; ICMA Summer School 2022 will take place on July 14th & 15th, in Maynooth. This years theme is “When Jesus saw the crowds.”

FEAST: Feast of St. Benedict is celebrated on Monday 11th July. Patron of Europe, his rule is followed by the Benedictine and the Cistercians orders. Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is celebrated on Saturday 16th July. The first Carmelites were hermits who prayed and fasted on that holy mountain.

ARMY: The Spanish government is increasing its military expenditures by $1 billion this year.

CANADA said that it would distribute 18 million doses of covid vaccine to developing nations, Canada has only sent out 9 million to 21 countries so far.

HISTORY: ==========================================

Rochester NY Democrat Chronicle 1899 – 1227.pdf


DIED: SCANLAN-At his home, Newtown Dillon: County Kerry. Ireland. August I 1899. Thomas

Scanlan, aged 70 years. He is survived by his wife, four sons and seven daughters, (one son

and daughter in the old homestead in Ireland),

Mrs. Y H. Culhane. Mrs. T. McGinnaw ? , Maurice. Michael and Timothy Scanlan, of Rochester. Mrs. William O’Neill. Lizzie, Margaret and Kathryn Scanlan, of Philadelphia.


SATURDAY, MAY 8  1928 ?

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1928-1929 – 0190.pdf

Mrs Denis Flaherty or Newtown Dillon, whose remains were Interred at Knockanure on the 6th Inst., was formerly a Miss Julia Woulfe, of Cratloe, Athea. Deceased was an aunt of the late Edmond Woulfe White, of Clash, and of his brother, John White, of Coole House, Athea. Mrs. Flaherty, who was the last of six sisters, was born in Cratloe, 91 years ago.


Rev Bro. D. B. Holland, who died In India, was born, in Bandon, Co. Cork Ireland, In t h e year 1857. He joined the Christian Brothers In his eighteenth year; spent his novitiate in Dublin; and when he was ready for missionary work was sent to Ennistymon, Co. Clare.



Death of T Hunt Killeah, Glin, a well known farmer and horse breeder. Besides his widow, Mrs Ellen Hunt nee Nash. Mr. Hunt leaves three sons living In Ireland, Daniel, Timothy and Michael, and three sons living In America, Cornelius, Morgan and William. His son Morgan, the grocer and butcher In the Celtic Park section, opened a second store last week at 4609 Laurel Hill boulevard, Long Island.


Rev Timothy O’Sullivan, who had been P.P. of Kilmore (Victoria) for two years, was found dead at the Presbytery at the foot of a flight of stairs. Death was due to heart failure. He was a native of Co. Kerry a g e d 55 —————–

Mount St. Joseph (Presentation) Monastery, Cork, final vows were made before Most Rev. Dr. Cohalan by David Finnigan (Br. Alban), Patrick Neville (Br. Thomas), Ml. Germaine (Br. Linus). Temporary vows were made by Hugh Langan (Br.Francis) and Thos. Campbell (Br. Alphonsus)


SATURDAY, MAY 10, 1924

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1922-1924 – 1101.pdf

…John the Baptist Church,, Syracuse, N. Y. A native of Newtown Dillon, County Kerry, Fr. Kissane was educated at Mungret College …—————

Rev. Ed. Kisaane, who was ordained Bishop Curley, Rochester, has been appointed assistant at St John the Baptist Church,, Syracuse, N. Y. A native of Newtown Dillon, County Kerry, Fr. Kissane was educated at Mungret College, Limerick, AH Hallows, Dublin, and Rochester.

Rev. M. J. Hughes, who is pastor at St. John’s Church, is a native of Mayo. At the Irish College. Rome,

Rev, Patk. Boyd (Dromore), was ordained priest, and Rev. D. O’Hara (Achonry). and Rev. J. Browne

(Ferns), subdeacons, and, In the same city, Rev. F. Duane, O. C . C , and Rev. C. Murphy. O. C. C. (Irish Carmelites), of the International Carmelite College of BL Alberto, were ordained deacons. In celebration of the silver Jubilee of his ordination. See paper-


Very Rev. John Canon O’Shaughnessy died at the Parochial House, Knockaderry, aged 83. He was for feast years professor at St. Munchin’s, and for a time curate of St. Michael’s, Limerick, and had been P. P. of Knockaderry for 34 years


John Houlihan he was father of Sister A- Lucy, St. Mary’s, London, and of Sister Joseph, St. Mary’s, Brighton

R. Curry, who has died in New York, was a son of the late M. Curry, C. P. S., Glin, and a brother of T.

Curry, Glin. He was an uncle of Rev. A. O’Rahilly, A. O’Rahilly, T. D , and R O’Rahilly.



History- Five Days in London- By John Lukacs

From a New York Times bestselling author: In May 1940, the British War Cabinet spent five consequential days debating whether to negotiate with Hitler — or continue to fight back. This “gripping” account (The Boston Globe) “can be compared to such classics as… Barbara Tuchman’s The Guns of August” (Harper’s Magazine).


Smith argues that the end to which we are oriented (and we are all oriented toward some vision of “the good life”) is not primarily something we think about, but what we desire — we are motivated by a vision of flourishing that we crave at a visceral level. This is our vision of what will deliver happiness, of what society should look like, and how the world ought to be. So Descartes was wrong in the end: We are not defined simply by what we think — in many ways, we are what we love.


There are competing visions of the good life. We may think that we wish to seek God and live as kind, virtuous, loving people, but we may very well be worshiping what many Christians call false idols and others call false paths to happiness. Often we follow these hollow desires unconsciously, but we can see them reflected in our daily habits and in our environment.



Limerick Bastille Day Wild Geese Festival.

The 2022 edition is organised by Alliance française Limerick in partnership with the Limerick Civic Trust and will be held as usual on the weekend closest to Bastille Day, the French national day (15-17 July).

This year’s edition will begin on Friday 15th July with an open to all two-day Wild geese Conference bringing together some of the best experts on the Wild Geese and Irish migrants in early modern Europe. The first day will take place at Mary Immaculate College and the second day in St. John’s Church, John’s Square. The event is free for all


FUEL: Thirty five faith institutions from seven countries have today announced their divestment from fossil fuel companies, including the Archdiocese of Armagh, the Methodist Church in Ireland and several Irish Catholic religious orders, including the Southern Province of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy and the Congregation of Christian Brothers in Northern Ireland.

Organised by the World Council of Churches, Operation Noah, Laudato Si’ Movement, Green Anglicans and GreenFaith, this latest divestment announcement comes from faith institutions in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, the UK and the US. Seven Irish institutions have joined the announcement.


Saint Gregory Grassi and Companions’ Story

Christian missionaries have often gotten caught in the crossfire of wars against their own countries. When the governments of Britain, Germany, Russia, and France forced substantial territorial concessions from the Chinese in 1898, anti-foreign sentiment grew very strong among many Chinese people.

Gregory Grassi was born in Italy in 1823, ordained in 1856, and sent to China five years later. Gregory was later ordained bishop of North Shanxi. With 14 other European missionaries and 14 Chinese religious, he was martyred during the short but bloody Boxer Uprising of 1900.




A generation that walked to school and then walked back.

A generation that did their homework alone to get out asap to play in the street.

A generation that spent all their free time on the street with their Friends.

A generation that played hide and seek when dark.

A generation that made mud cakes.

A generation that collected sports cards.

A generation that found, collected and washed & Returned empty coke bottles to the local grocery store for 5 cents each , then bought a Mountain Dew and candy bar with the money.

A generation that made paper toys with their bare hands.

A generation who bought vinyl albums to play on record players.

A generation that collected photos and albums of clippings.

A generation that played board games and cards on rainy days.

A generation whose TV went off at midnight after playing the National Anthem.

A generation that had parents who were there.

A generation that laughed under the covers in bed so parents didn’t know we were still awake.

A generation that is passing and unfortunately it will never return!!..

I loved Growing up when I did

(Found above on internet.)

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