knockanuare notes-13 nov 22


BINGO Moyvane: Spin The Wheel is very popular at Bingo. You can win from €300 to €2,000.

COMMUNITY Centre; Sunday 13th there is a blessing of Fr Kevin’s seat at 2pm followed afterwards by tea/coffee at the centre, all are welcome.  Dancing on Wednesday nights at 8.15pm, with Norella.  Every 1st Thursday of each month there is a Rambling House. On December 18th there is a ‘Sale of Work’/Table Top. Dinner also delivered, more from 068 49799 [email protected]

PARISH: Weekend Mass, because of a diminishing number of Priests and in an effort to be more effective, we have been urged by the Area Diocesan Pastoral Council to reduce our weekend Masses i.e., 2 instead of 3. At a glance, this might mean on Sundays having Mass at Knockanure at 9.30am and at Moyvane at 11am, Vigil Mass would be dropped. Any input on this is welcome on/before Sunday Nov.20th. Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Pastoral Council Meeting will be held on Weds. Nov.23rd.  Please let us know items that need to be addressed, ideally by Nov. 20th.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; Tuesday November 8th– Jackpot was €6,500. Numbers Drawn: 3, 5, 7,and 32. No winner but lucky dips went to:1. Philomena Molyneaux, Knockanure; 2. Anne Quirke, Duagh; 3.  Con Scanlon, Glenoe Listowel; 4. Seán and Nathan Barry, c/o J. Barry, and 5. Philomena and Norella, Knockanure. Next draw on Tuesday 15th November in the clubhouse and jackpot will be €6,600.

BOOK: FORGING THE DANCE’ is the name of a new book written by Fr. Pat Ahern to be launched on Friday next, November 18th, in Siamsa Tíre at 5pm. It is the story of Fr. Pat’s life and achievements as a priest of the Diocese and includes the story of the founding of Siamsa Tíre and the building of the new theatre. The book is on sale at the Parish Centre, Tralee.

WORLD DAY OF THE POOR, Sunday November 13th Read Pope Francis’ statement on the Vatican website by following the link on

FRIDAY; One hundred and four years ago, in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, fighting in the Great War came to an end.

WAR: The United States has now sent Ukraine approximately $18.6 billion in military aid since Russia’s invasion in February. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said recently that “well over” 100,000 Russian troops have been killed or wounded in the invasion. Ukrainian forces, he estimated, have suffered similar losses. The U.S. estimates 40,000 civilians have been killed or wounded in the war, and millions more have been displaced.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael White, Margaret O’Connor, Mossie O’Halloran, Kathleen O’Brien, Rita Kelly, Tom Barrett, Patrick Stackpool, Mickie Buckley, Liz Madden, Liam Bunce, Noreen Moore, Pat McGuire, Nora Teresa Fox, Patrick Martin, Ita Bradley,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.12th Nov.’22- Moyvane, Kathleen O’Brien (2nd Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.13th Nov.’22, Knockanure for John Joe Barry (2nd Aniv.) Knockanure Village at 9.30am, and mass  Moyvane for Johnny and Mena Hanrahan (Aniv.) Ballygoughlin at 11.00am; Mon.14th Nov.’22- No Mass in Church; Tues.15th Nov.’22 – Moyvane Sol & Jane Frost and brother Jackie (Aniv.) at 10.00am; Weds.16th Nov.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.17th Nov.’22 Moyvane for Noreen O’Driscoll (Aniv.) Farranree, Cork City. At 10.00am; Fri.18th Nov.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.19th Nov.’22 Moyvane for John Quinn (Aniv.) Leitrim Middle at 7.30pm; mass Sun.20th Nov.’22 – Knockanure a Private Intention at 9.30am and mass Moyvane for People of the Parish at 11.00am.

WORLD WAR: at Listowel Saturday night Vigil Mass. We prayed for all soldiers who gave their lives to our county & remember the 166 Listowel and North Kerry men and boys who gave their lives in the great war 1914/18, and all our friends and comrades now deceased soldiers from F company Listowel and all others of the 15th battalion FCA.

SR CONSOLATA, Listowel Parish Pastoral Council are delighted to arrange the presentation of the Benemerenti Medal to Sr. Consolata as we celebrate Presentation Day at 11.30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, 20th November. This is in recognition of her dedicated lifelong service to music ministry in Listowel Parish since she made her profession in Listowel in August 1965.

CASTLEISLAND:  Padre Pio Prayer meeting on Tuesday 15th November 2022 at 7.30pm.

KERRY INGREDIENTS:  A Mass for deceased workers will be held in Lixnaw Church on November 16 at 7.30 p.m.

MASS FOR PATIENTS WHO HAVE DIED IN UHK:   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.   It will take place on Monday, November 14 at 7pm  in St. John’s Church. Mass will also be live streamed on or

POOR: On Sunday, Nov. 13, the Catholic Church will celebrate the 6th World Day of the Poor.

The day was established by Pope Francis at the end of the Year of Mercy, “so that throughout the world Christian communities can become an ever greater sign of Christ’s charity for the least and those most in need,”

BADMINTON: Would you like to try social badminton at the Community Sports Hall, Moyvane any Wednesday morning between 10.00am and 11.00am. This is non competitive and is open to all levels of ability.  Interested come along on Wednesday morning or call 087 6679943.

BEST WISHES to the McAuliffe Family of Athea, whose greyhound recently won Limerick Stadium A1 525 yds. Rasaiocht Le Ceile  at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium 12th of Nov, free night, details from

THANKS: Moyvane Youth Club would like to thank everyone who contributed to their Church gate collection in Moyvane, and Knockanure. €570 euro contributed. Much appreciated.

GOLDEN Jubilee of Athea branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann will be celebrated at the Top of the Town, Athea on Sat. Nov. 26th starting at 8pm.

CRAFT & FOOD FAIR will be held on Sunday, November 20 in Ballylongford Parish Hall. Doors open 10.00am to 4.00pm.

MARKET: Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival Christmas Market on Saturday, December 3rd at Tomáisín’s Function Room, Lisselton. Time; 12 noon – 4pm.

TEA Dance will be held on 20th November in Ballybunion Community Centre from 3pm-5pm.

RAMBLING HOUSE Knockalougha on the 3rd. Tuesday of the month.

Rambling house at Ballyhahill Hall on Wednesday, November 16 at 8pm.  All musicians, singers’ dancers and storytellers are most welcome to attend.

Ita McQuinn, Monagea Rambling House, next monthly rambling house on Friday, November 18, at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West at 8pm.

BALLAD singer Dan McCabe, will be in the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion on Saturday 19th November. Tickets on sale.

CONCERT: Abbeyfeale Parish Christmas Concert starring the Celtic Brothers formerly The Willoughby’s takes place in the Church of the Assumption on Sunday 11th of December 7.30pm.

Proceeds in aid of St Ita’s Hall Renovation Fund.

ST JOHNS: CLASSICAL on Tuesday 15th, The Longing Tour with Finghín Collins at 8pm, three of Ireland’s most versatile and acclaimed musicians: Sharon Carty (mezzo-soprano), John Finucane (clarinet) and Finghín Collins (piano); Thursday 17th, Christian-Pierre La Marca & Felicien Brut

8pm. Music Network Autumn 2022 season finale presents Christian-Pierre La Marca on cello and Felicien Brut on accordion; Friday  18th, Frances Kennedy Still Live and Kicking at 8pm. A night of laughter and grown-up humour; Saturday 19th, book Launch- Bicycles, Swings and Love at 12pm Free. Barbara Derbyshire is launching her new collection of poetry, Bicycles, Swings and Love. Launched by Marian Relihan and hosted by John McGrath; Saturday 19th, Lisa O’Neill Irish Tour

8pm. Details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA Tíre presents Re-ignite Bothántaíocht Sat 19th Nov at 8pm, revive the art of the ‘Seisiún’. This is a ‘Trad Connections’ Special youth edition which celebrates young talent and features some special guests. Tickets: Call 066-7123055.

TALKS by Tom Dillon at Tralee Library will focus on researching, family history on Thursday, November 17 at 7pm and the following Thursday, November 24 at 7pm. Tom will give a talk on ‘Placenames Of Listowel And Its Vicinity’ at Listowel Library on Friday, November 18 at 11am and on ‘Folklore And Local History’ the following Friday, November 25 at 11am, talks are free and everyone is welcome.

TALK: Tarbert Historical and Heritage Society will have historian Christopher Keane, who will talk on ‘The Crosbies of Cork, Kerry Laois and Leinster, and their links with Ballyheigue, Ardfert and Ballylongford. The talk will take place at Tarbert Bridewell on Saturday 19 November at 7.30pm.

FIND My Past;  is free until 14 November.


GLÓRACH: Denis Curtin with various traditional musicians joining him on the night of Saturday 26th November.  Abbeyfeale on Film kicks off on Thursday, November 24th, with further dates on the 25th, 30th and 1st, 10th and 11th of December.  Archival footage of the town has been expertly brought together under one film.  Tickets for all events can be booked at or by calling 0871383940.

DRAMA: The Abha Bhán Players present ‘The Buds of Ballybunion’ in the parish hall Ballyhahill on Friday/ Saturday November 18/19 and Friday/Saturday November 25/26, at 7.30pm.Tickets can be booked at Paddy O’Rourke’s Shop, Ballyhahill.  Phone 069-82106.

Tarbert Theatre Players, presentation of ‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’ – a comedy play in two acts. This well be performed at Tarbert Community Centre on November 18, 19 and 20th. at 8pm. Tickets contact 068 /36238.

CELEBRATE Kerry’s winning this year’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, a Gala Dinner will be held in the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney on Friday 25 November 2022 at 8pm. Members of the successful team will be presented with their All-Ireland Medals.

SCIENCE: Hundreds of events are planned across the country to celebrate Science Week from the 13th to the 20th November. With a mix of virtual and in-person events, Science Week aims to ensure that there is something there for all ages and interests.

EVENTS: Kerry Area Convention of the AA was held at Brandon Hotel, Tralee, last weekend, delegates from home and abroad attended. Reflection; We know that God lovingly watches over us. We know that when we turn to Him, all will be well with us, here and hereafter.

Totus Tuus Scripture Conference 2022 is live on Radio Maria Ireland from 2pm Sat. 19th Nov., can be listened to by downloading the Radio Maria Ireland app, saorview channel 210 or listen live at (01)4373277.

” The next Youth 2000 Munster retreat will be taking place in Coláiste Chríost Rí, Cork City between 18th-20th Nov.’22. This retreat is for anyone aged 16-35.  Great CRAIC!!, Speakers, Inspiring Talks & Workshops, Fantastic music etc, meet new people and find out what it means to be young & Catholic today! Donation only. Register

WORLD YOUTH DAY 31st July – 7th August 2023 at Lisbon Portugal. Further Info: Tomas Kenny: 086 3683778.

CONFIRMATION WEBINAR: Wednesday 23rd Nov. at 7 p.m. Parents of Confirmation children 2023 please connect this link:

ONLINE ADVENT RETREAT:  The Priory Institute is delighted to offer an online retreat. “Oh that you would tear apart the heavens and come down !” (Isaiah 64:1)  The course consists of four recorded presentations that will become available over the four Sundays of Advent. Visit to register/find out more.

HELP; Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly.  Call Eileen or Tom 087-9916791/087-7440729.  See

BRIDGE CLUB:  Abbeyfeale Bridge Club meet at St. Ita’s Day Care Centre every Thursday from 7.30pm.  New members welcome.

LEO Limerick and the Entrepreneurs Academy are offering a new course for female entrepreneurs designed to help them grow their business.  The course is hybrid with a mix on networking and online events into the start of 2023.

Date for events: 9th November – Strategy & Collaboration live face to face with Kerri Turner; 16th November – Attitude for Growth (Virtual) with Denise Horan; 23rd November – Branding for Growth (Virtual) with Denise Horan, and 30th November – Problem Solving for Growth (Virtual) with Felicity McCarthy. For more information please visit

Business Advice;

OFFICIAL opening took place recently by Minister for Education Norma Foley TD of the Inspired day-service. Inspired is a not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to empowering adults with intellectual disabilities and the organisation operating since 2014.

FREE Parking in Council-owned car parks in Tralee from Monday, November 28 to Monday, January 2 from 9.30am to 2pm every day.

JUNIOR CERT exam results 23 November.

MUNSTER Technological University will receive €3.45 million in Transformation Funding.

RISE 2 will take place in Mermaids Listowel on Friday, December 2 from 8.30pm to 11pm. There will be a DJ, bar and dancing. For more information, call 087-1954707.

ICA- A short story titled “A friend in need”. Maximum 2,000 words, closing date 10th February 2023.

TRALEE, The Island of Geese is the venue for the Christmas Market on Friday 9th December Saturday 10th December.

COURSE:  12-week course on Clinical Pastoral Education at University Hospital Kerry, begins in January 2023. For further details contact 066-7184000.


Chicago IL Tribune 1917 – 7197.pdf

WEDDING: Announcement of the marriage at Ballymore Church, County Wicklow  on July 4 1917 of Sir  Arthur Vicars to Miss Gertrude Wright, sister of  E. Wright – Tindall of Knoptonhall , Yorkshire, served to recall attention to a rather badly used man, who  was  side-tracked out of the office  of  the office of  Ulster  King – at – arms,  at Dublin, following the sensational theft of the jewelled insignia of the grandmaster of the Order of St Patrick from Dublin Castle.


GARDAÍ in Newcastle West welcomed public to events to mark the centenary of their entry into the town, on Friday, November 18th.

MEMORIAL: The launch of the Kilrush First Wold War Memorial by Dr Joe Power, originally scheduled as a National Heritage Week event for Sunday 23 August 2020, but repeatedly postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will finally take place this coming Sunday 13 November 2022, after 12 noon mass in Kilrush. The Memorial is located in the garden of the Community Centre, beside St. Senan’s Church on Toler Street.

LAOIS Sept; In tracing the Laois Sept surnames in Kerry through the centuries, their named presence was first recorded in the 1610 will of Patrick Crosbie. Transplanted Laois Septs were then active in Kerry in the Catholic Confederacy uprising of the 1640s, as quoted for example in Crosbie family papers; ‘the O’Dorans,  O’Dowlings, O’Lawlors and O’Kellys swooped down and set fire to Lord Kerry’s new castle and St Brendan’s old Cathedral’.  As there were no censuses or similar assembled records for the 1700s, one must rely on the work of family historians or genealogists. Taking one example, local Kerry historian Martin Moore has traced the Moores to Roger Moore of Moyvane in North Kerry who was a grandson of the O’Moore chieftain who signed the original transplantation agreement.


VOLUNTEER: Ireland Reaching Out Volunteers form a local connection with people who may be descended from their area and need assistance in tracing their genealogical connections within the locality. They also represent a local link for diaspora who may no longer have any living relations in the area but are still interested in maintaining contact with the community of their ancestors.


KERRY Connection; Gov. Kathy Hochul said in her victory speech at Capital on the Bowery to a crowd of cheering supporters. “You made me the first woman ever elected to be the governor of the state of New York.”


WAR I disabled; Over one million British men were disabled by disease or injury as a result of the First World War. Numerous schemes, charities and institutions were set up across the country to try to help these men upon their return to Britain – ‘Villages Centres Council for Curative Treatment and Training of Disabled Men’ (pictured above) was one such scheme. Like many others, one of the main aims of Enham was to enable these men to return to a trade, or learn a new one. Initially, six objectives were set out:


Sunday marked, Remembrance Sunday, commemorating the end of the First World War and those who have lost their lives to conflict.


Advocate SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1922

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1922-1924 – 0245.pdf

Miss Florence Walshe, who was professed, as Sister M. Evangelist at the Convent of Mercy, St. Mary’s of the Isle. Cork, is the youngest daughter of the late Jos. Walshe, Churchfield House, Foynes


The connection with the recent attack on the residence of George Cunningham, at Kilmorna, Listowel, the Scene of the shooting of the late Sir Arthur Vicars, the Executive forces have made an arrest on suspicion.

The remains of -Sergt. Wm. Sheahan, U. S. Army, who was killed the day before the  Armistice between the Allies and Germany, were re-Interred at Kilfergus Glin. The coffin (of lead) was draped with the Stars and Stripes.



Mrs. ‘Healy, Ballygrennan, denied to our Listowel correspondent that an armed party called on her and compelled her to swear that she would give up her-second holding at Greenville. Nothing of the kind took place, she said, notwithstanding rumours to the contrary.


The City of God and the City of Man overlap in this world.  And only God knows who finally belongs to which.  We need to remember that personal conscience is always, and rightly, the final arbiter of our actions.  But conscience is not some sort of free-floating opinion machine.  It’s the result of formation by teachers, and experiences outside oneself.


Alexis de Tocqueville, the great French chronicler of the early United States, had a very favorable view of American democracy.  But he also noted two of its key flaws.  First, democracy isolates the individual in the name of protecting the individual.  And second, in doing that, democracy actually weakens the individual and makes the citizen more vulnerable to coercion by majority opinion and popular consensus.



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DRINK: Centre for Disease Control in U.S. found that the rate of alcohol-induced deaths—including liver disease, acute intoxication, harmful use, etc.—spiked 26 percent from 2019 to 2020, the fastest increase in more than 40 years.


By Cindy Wooden

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has continued to call on Russian and Ukrainian leaders to negotiate an end to the war, but the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church told him Russia wants only the destruction of Ukraine.


Ukrainian Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv-Halych met Pope Francis Nov. 7 at the Vatican, the first time the two have met in person since Russia started the war in late February, although they have spoken on the phone many times.


Archbishop Shevchuk gave the pope “a fragment of a Russian mine that destroyed the facade of the Ukrainian Catholic church building in the town of Irpin, near Kyiv, in March,” the archbishop’s office said. “It is a very symbolic gift, not only because Irpin was one of the first ‘martyr towns’ affected by the Russian aggression against Ukraine, but also because similar pieces of landmines are extracted from the bodies of Ukrainian soldiers, civilians and children, a visible sign of the destruction and death that war brings every day.”



Immigrants at Grosse Île Quarantine Station, 1832-1937

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In the 19th century, an increasing stream of people was leaving Europe to rebuild their lives in North America. Around 1830, an average of 30,000 immigrants arrived annually in the City of Québec, the main port of entry to Canada. Approximately two-thirds of these newcomers were from Ireland. This unprecedented immigration on the St. Lawrence River took place at a time when major cholera and smallpox epidemics were sweeping through Europe. In order to help control the spread of the diseases, the quarantine station at Grosse Île, located in the St. Lawrence River downstream from the City of Québec, was established in 1832 and operated until its closure in 1937.

In 1974, the old quarantine station became a national historic site under the jurisdiction of Parks Canada. More information on Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site of Canada is available on the Parks Canada Web site.



She explains that to use the hanging toilets, especially those without a pipe, one has to position themselves properly, with their back turned towards the sewage so that their waste falls in the dirty water below and is swept away. This way, the toilets not only pose health risks to users, but also offer no privacy to the one using them.


Before Caritas Freetown intervened and started constructing modern toilets around the settlement, women would use what the residents referred to as ‘black buckets’ during the day, keep the bucket contents in their houses, and only empty them into the sewage at night, under the cover of darkness.




By ACI Prensa- Vatican, 08 November, 2022 / 8:16 pm (ACI Africa).

An initiative to hold a public women’s rosary that originated in Colombia has taken off worldwide with interested women connecting through Instagram.

With the purpose of honouring the Blessed Virgin Mary on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the Worldwide Women’s Rosary will be held for the first time on Dec. 8.


COPs Egypt; Another key climate figure who is not in town is activist Greta Thunberg. “The COPs are mainly used as an opportunity for leaders and people in power to get attention, using many different kinds of greenwashing,” she said, referring to the growing trend of corporate performative action on climate.



DIGITAL: How to get started with creating a ‘Digital First Community’ in your locality.

‘Digital First’ Day will see a wide range of events taking place from the tip of Donegal to the toe of Kerry




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