Knockanuare Notes – 13th February 2022


MEETING: The Moyvane Development Association is holding the final Community Planning Meeting on Tuesday, February 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Moyvane Community Sports Hall. Please come and join.

With Lent and Easter Sunday drawing near, could we have a Liturgy Meeting in the Church at 7.30pm Thursday 18th Feb.’22.

BINGO in Moyvane on Thursday night, and in Abbeyfeale on Sunday afternoon. Glin ICA: Whist Drives resume on the 15th February in Cloverfield Daycare Centre.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results from Tuesday February 8th, Jackpot €2,600; Numbers Drawn: 2, 10, 15, and 19, No winner. Lucky Dips of €25 went to: 1. Eileen Leahy, Trien; 2. Bridget O Flaherty, Knocknasna; 3. Jason Looney, Blessington; 4. Ann Quirke, Duagh, and 5. Davina Hanley, Lacka East.

Next draw is on February 15th in the clubhouse. All are welcome. The Jackpot will be €2,700.

CHURCH: A 2nd collection will take place at all Masses on weekend 12th & 13th Feb.’22 for Lourdes Helpers.

COURSE: Beginners Art Course Listowel FRC scheduled to commence Mon. 21st Feb at 10.30am.  6 weeks/€30.  Also, Cooking on a Budget, Mon. 21st Feb. at 10.00am, 5 weeks, €6 contribution per day.   Contact Bridie Mulvihill 086 8556431. Also, Listowel FRC Mid-term camp/out of school Childcare for primary school age children Feb 24/25 inclusive 10am-1pm daily.

TEA PARTY: Listowel Family Resource Centre would like to invite you to a weekly Tea Party at the Family Resource Centre, beginning on Friday on 18th February 11a.m. to 12n. & Every Friday for the foreseeable future.

INVITED: Your Input Please.  Periodically, especially in the light of Pope Francis’ call for a more Synodal Church and more locally in light of the changes in the Parish, our way of operating needs refreshing. All Parishioners are now invited to be part of this.  Please take an envelope from the basket marked Parish Consultation on the way out. Inside is a sheet and envelope marked ‘Parish Consultation’.  There you are encouraged to make some comment and to propose people with leadership gifts.  Please return the envelope marked ‘Parish Consultation’ through the collection basket/to the Parish Office or however you decide, on or before Sunday March 6th.  It will be regarded as confidential to the P.P.  Of course, people are welcome to come and share with the PP in person/letter/email ([email protected]).

POPE Francis has invited every member of the Church throughout the world to share their experiences, insights and hopes for the Church. Every diocese has been asked to give opportunities for reflection, discussion and feedback in preparation for the Synod of Bishops in 2023. Here in the Diocese of Kerry there is the opportunity to share your thoughts on-line or to participate in person in the next 2 months. For details see:  Concerned about the ecological crisis? Be part of a faith community response to Pope Francis’ call to care for Our Common Home.  To learn more and register for an Online Book Club go to



DEATH of Sean Adams,  The Avenue, Glin, on 10 February 2022.

DEATH of Bridget Rowley (nee O’Connor), Rea, Kilmorna, Listowel, on Friday, February 4th 2022.

Survived by her loving husband Pat, sons John, Patrick and Peter, daughters Suzanne and Monica, sons-in-law Mike and Kieran, daughters-in-law Sharon, Breda and Moira, grandchildren David, Sandra, Timothy, Jodie, Adam, Bryan, Robyn, Lily and Cora, brothers Pat and Eddie, sister Kate.

ANNIVERSARIES: Stephen Casey, Hannah Ferguson, Peggy Gordon, Patrick Roche, Betty McCarthy, Bernadette Cudlipp, Monsignor Tim Harnett, , Brother Clement McCarthy, Phylis O’Donoghue, Joe MacKessy, Bridie McElligott, Tom Kennelly, Dan green, Seamus McDermott, Sr. Berchmans Murphy, Johanna Dell, Paudeen Moloney, Tom relihan, Sr. Baptist Kirby, Sr. Finan Hearney, Joan Furlong, Ella Ahern.


Sat.12th Feb.’22 at Moyvane for Catherine Culhane, (Anniv.) Ballyguiltenane 7.30pm; Sun.13th Feb.’22 at Knockanure for Mary O’Carroll, (1st Anniv.) of Knockanure Village at 9.30am and Mass

Moyvane for John Stack, Month’s Mind at 11.00am; Tues.15th Feb.’22 in Moyvane for Denis Murphy (Anniv.) Ballyahane, Cork. At 10.00am; Weds.16th Feb.’22 at  Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.17th Feb.’22-Moyvane for Tom & Nelly O’Connor, Glin Rd. & Son Con, Birmingham. At 10.00am; Fri.18th Feb.’22- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.19th Feb.’22- Moyvane for James Fitzmaurice, (Anniv.) Dublin & Leitrim Middle                7.30pm, and Mass on Sun.20th Feb.’22 at

Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for John Carmody, Month’s Mind at 11.00am.

Parish Office Hours: Weds. 10.00am-12.00pm, Thurs. 10.00am-1.00pm, and Fri. 10.00am-1.00pm.



GAA: Senior North Kerry League Div 2 Rd 2: Moyvane 1-10, Ballylongford 0-11. On Sunday, February 20 Moyvane will represent Kerry in Knockaderry  in the Munster Novice Championship semi final.

MUSIC: Alan Finn of Shandrum Céilí band, will be joined on the night by musicians that includes Keelan McGrath, Seán Kelliher and singer Annmarie O’Riordan.  Takes place at 8 pm on Saturday, at Glorach Abbeyfeale on February 19th.  Tickets ring 0871383940.

Jimmy Buckley and his Band will be at the Duagh Sports and Leisure Complex for an evening of Music on Friday, March 18.  Further information 087 2684540.

PLAY: Athea Drama group, are back with Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel. First performance with a matinee on Sunday, February 13, at 3pm in Con Colbert Hall. Evening shows on Thursday, February 17, Saturday, 19, Sunday, 20, Wednesday, 23, Thursday, 24, and Saturday, February 26. The doors open at 7pm with curtain up at 7.30pm each evening. Booking is necessary. The tickets cost €10 and ring 087- 6926746 .

SIAMSA TIRE CONCERT featuring Danny O’Mahony & Steve Cooney on Friday, 25th February – 8.00pm.  Tickets available from Siamsa – 0667123055.

LIBRARY: On Friday, 25th February Kerry Library will celebrate Ireland Reads Day. Listowel Library now offer a limited number of study spaces and reading spaces. PCs with a printing facility are also available, and local newspapers. Contact  068-23044 or email [email protected]

BUS: National Transport Authority’s  five-year plan a 25-per-cent increase in rural Local Link bus services.

ADORATION takes place every Wednesday in Listowel Church straight after 10.30am. Mass until 1.00 p.m.  Should a funeral take place on the day it will be cancelled.

BIKE: Have you an old/vintage-style adult bike in your shed in any condition? We would love to take it off your hands for Listowel promotional purposes.  To donate, email [email protected] or call 087 3508280′

ACTIVE RETIRED are looking for new members. We are meeting in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tuesday 15th of February from 2.30pm. to 4.30pm. If attending please phone Sr. Eileen @ 068-21156.


WRITERS: Listowel Writers’ Week is Ireland’s oldest Literary and Arts Festival, where writers, artists and poets gather in Listowel. Competitions deadline 28th February 2022.

LEARNING; Limerick Lifelong Festival runs from May 23 to 29th, it is the 12th such festival.

SKILLS TRAINING: 2 Day ‘Back To Work Basic Skills Training’ for Job Seekers on Thursday, February 24 and Friday, February 25 in Newcastle West covering Safe Pass, Manual Handling, Chemical Awareness and Safe Use of PPE. Contact Finn Fitzgerald on 087 759 1951.

CAR BOOT SALE: A Car boot sale in aid of the Newcastle West Community Centre will be held on Sunday, February 20. any enquiries to 069- 69584.

SCOR: The North Kerry District final will be held on the Weekend of the 12th / 13th of March and the Kerry finals of Scór na nÓg are scheduled for Saturday 19th March 2022.

OUTBREAKS of Covid, have taken place recently at over 40% of nursing homes according to newspaper reports.

BE INFORMED: Catholic TV series called  “Divine Mercy” – Episode 1 – God’s School of Trust” – starting 18th Feb. finishing 22nd April.  Ten-week series. Please contact 0879218946 – 0871277659 – 0872452283.

GALILEE TO JERUSALEM: trip of a lifetime with Group Leader Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director Fr. John Newman in association with Premier Travel, Cork.  Further information from Mícheál 086 8337681 or email info @ carpediemtours. Ie

KERRY County Council is inviting applications from community groups to share the €285,000 Community Activities Fund for this year.

FEES: Students will not have to pay the fees of €116 and €109 for the Leaving and Junior Cycle examinations respectively this year.

CYCLE: Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle will take place on July 2.

LIMERICK Council has purchased two property marking machines at a cost of €12,650 which can be loaned out to community groups who organise property marking events in their localities.

INFORMATION: you can find information online at

THOUGHT: There is a saying that “unrealistic expectations are premeditated resentments.”

The hedonistic view is, any diminishment of pleasure or happiness is a disaster.

IDA Ireland over the first nine months of last year it hosted one virtual site visit showcasing Kerry as an area for potential investment. During 2020, one virtual visit, and five in-person visits in 2019.

GOLF is a lifelong game that has proven benefits for both physical and mental health. In an average 9-hole round a player will take over 5,000 steps so it is a great way for people of all ages and abilities to have fun and be active. In addition, the ability to play the game outdoors and in a naturally socially distanced manner, has helped participation thrive and in popularity over the last two years.

The recently turned professional John Murphy and Ireland international Beth Coulter joined Golf Ireland CEO Mark Kennelly along with representatives from the Golf Community  launch the Strategy.

GREYHOUNDS: Irish Greyhound Owners and Breeders Federation has 1350 members representing nine GOBA’s and is recognised by Rásaíocht Con Éireann / Greyhound Racing Ireland and the Irish Coursing Club, the Keeper of the Irish Greyhound Stud Book (IGSB). Greyhound Racing Raises €8 Million Annually for Worthy Causes in Ireland.

TREES: There are an estimated 73,300 species of tree and some researchers predict that 9,200 more are yet to be discovered.

GREENWAY: Kerry County Council, looks forward to the commencement of construction of the South Kerry Greenway at the earliest opportunity. IFA remains committed to developing greenway projects that work with farmers and landowners. Webinar organised by Teagasc organic specialists will take place on Wednesday, February 23 at 7:30p.m, and will be on the topic of ‘Applying for the 2022 Organic Farming Scheme‘.

The Government’s new retrofitting scheme hopes to retrofit half a million homes in a decade. Grant aid for 60% of the cost of rooftop solar technology will be available according to the IFA. (Thousands need housing at present, retrofitting present homes, distracts from building new ones).

GLOBAL Warming, now the government are encouraging us to add to it by subsidising electricity.

No proper education available to the public to minimise their carbon footprint and still live healthy lives, the last generations, were thankful when they had a bag of flour in the corner and supplied all the other needs of life organically. Many have observed that all the TV staff are wearing summer clothes, which is not advisable for the general public.

FULL Moon on 16th of February, this year was exceptionally mild and most had the opportunity to go outside in reasonable comfort.


NEWS: What’s On Irish in Australia;


SNOW:  China is estimated to pay more than $60 million for the snow machines used at the Olympics. It will take more than 49 million gallons of water to make the snow for the Olympics.

CARERS: Family Carers Ireland, says that almost 67,000 young people in Ireland aged 10-17 provide regular unpaid care for a loved one.

NEW principal at Laurel Hill Secondary School FCJ in Limerick is James Collins, a native of Croom.

BOOK: Rick Hanson’s Hardwiring Happiness. Hanson makes the case that many of our mood disorders are caused by disordered thinking. We have a tendency to focus on the negative; depressed human’s focus on the negative. In Hardwiring Happiness, Dr. Hanson gives readers a meditative practice that helps individuals “rewire” their brains so that they’re more receptive to the positive in their lives. You do that “rewiring” by noticing and really soaking in the positive experiences of the day.

DANGER: farms make up 5-6% of this country’s workforce, 50% of all Irish workplace deaths are farm related, and about 2,800 non-fatal accidents causing injury take place on Irish farms annually.

BOOK CLUB: Our Laudato Si’ Book Club will begin on Tuesday 15th Feb @7.30 pm and run weekly for 6 weeks. It will be led by Jane Mellett, Laudato Si’ Officer for Trócaire. This is being organised by the Diocese of Kerry Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Committee in conjunction with Trócaire. See Diocese of Kerry site for details.

ALONE If you or someone you know needs support, please call 0818 222.

FOOTBALL: GB Rovers FC: The Referee Department have confirmed five referee beginner courses for February. Online courses consist of 9 hours of self-directed learning that the participants complete in their own time, this is then followed by 6-hours on Zoom, spread over two nights with an FAI Referee Instructor. Blended courses consist of 9 hours of self-directed learning that the participants complete in their own time, this is then followed by a 6-hour practical session face to face with an FAI Referee Instructor. For more information, please contact GB ROVERS FC Facebook page.


HISTORY 1922; Link to upcoming Cumann na mBan, the Anglo-Irish Treaty and the Split, 1922; A symposium on 25th February 2022 at 2pm. You need to register. This is the registration link.






On February 5th, 1922, the Cumann na mBan convention was held in Dublin to consider its response to the Anglo-Irish Treaty. The executive of the organisation had already rejected the Treaty, as had all six women TDs. Cumann na mBan was the first major militant organisation to meet on the treaty, and the first to publicly split. Out of that split came an anti-Treaty Cumann na mBan who were actively militant during the Civil War, and a pro Treaty women’s organisation, Cumann na Saoirse, founded to support the Cumann na nGaedheal Government and the Irish Free State army. This symposium considers the important discussions, debates, impacts and legacies of that split, for political women and for women, more broadly, in the Free State.


Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Saturday, February 25, 1899; Page: 4

In response to a circular posted extensively through the district a public meeting was held in Newtownsandes on Sunday last by the labourers and artisans of Leitrim, Newtownsandes, and Knockanure districts of Listowel Union, to consider their positions in the coming elections.

Mr. Thomas Mulvihill (Mason) proposed and was seconded by Mr. John Nolan (Carpenter), that Mr. Thos Hanrahan take the chair.

The Chairman dwelt at considerable length (being applauded at intervals) on the great boon conferred on them by the Local Government Act, and asked those present to select good men to represent their interests in the District and County Council’s.

After a general discussion the following resolutions were adopted.

Proposed by John Collins and seconded by Michael Kennelly—” That we, the labourers of Newtownsandes, Leitrim and Knockanure districts, request the voters (farmers and others) to support one labour candidate for each electoral division of the Listowel Union. As the labourers stood by the farmers during the agitation they are now entitled to recognition for such services.”

Proposed by Mr John Dore, and seconded Mr. Michael Donovan” That Mr. Michael J. Nolan be selected a candidate to represent us in the County Council, the selection of District Councillors for above divisions be deferred until next Sunday.”

Mr Nolan then came forward and thanked the meeting. Speaking at some length, he said it was unnecessary for him to explain his opinions or politics to those who knew him from his childhood. He promised, if elected, to support the labourers and artisans to the best of his ability.

There being no other candidate proposed, Mr. Michael J. Nolan was selected amidst cheers, after which the following resolution proposed by Mr. Thos. Mulvihill, and seconded by Mr. Mathew Behane” That, we, the labourers of this district, ask our brother labourers all over the Tarbert County Council District to vote for Mr. M. J. Nolan, for County Councillor. He being a kind friend, a supporter and large employer of the labourers, and those living under him speak highly of his treatment of them.”



WIND FARMS: So more work is obviously needed, particularly in other areas where offshore wind farms are planned. The ecosystems that the North Sea support are obviously different from those in other oceans. Just how the platforms will change ecosystems in other parts of the world isn’t clear.

But this study shows for the first time that offshore wind farms are changing our oceans. Clearly, we need to know more about how this will happen.

Ref: The Large Scale Impact of Offshore Windfarm Structures on Pelagic Primary Production in the Southern North Sea


100 YEARS AGO: The Empire Exhibition programme of 1928 lists Trade Exhibitors’ stands as advertising pianos, fountain pens, boot polishes, Indian perfumes and various ‘domestic labour saving devices’. Some brands such as Cow & Gate are still household names. Hygiene was a concern 100 years ago (after the Spanish flu pandemic), as our archive reveals: ‘In the interests of public health, the premises will be disinfected daily with IZAL’. Parking was also becoming a concern, and fell under the ‘direct control’ of RAC attendants at a charge of two shillings and six pence.


In all, the 1920s were a period of recovery and rebirth that laid the foundation for significant advancements in the decades to come.



Venice Beach  L.A. Housing & Homelessness ————–

A report released by St. Joseph in October said outreach workers had engaged with 345 people on the boardwalk and moved 211 into shelter, leaving more than 130 who did not obtain shelter.



COLUMBAN Sisters; Sr. Susanna Choi, Congregational Leader of the Columban Sisters, addressed the Sisters worldwide, on the beginning of the preparation of their century as Congregation.

Today one hundred years ago in 1922 on the feast of St. Brigid – the beginning of spring,  the first small group gathered in St. Brigid’s in Cahiracon, the south west of Ireland to begin an extraordinary venture. Today, one hundred years later, we gather on the feast of St. Brigid in the West, and the beginning of Lunar New Year in the East and we give thanks for all that has happened in those 100 years .We now celebrate and rejoice with grateful hearts in our diversity, beauty and richness as Columban Sisters from East and West, North and South.


FEAST of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patrons of Europe are celebrated on Monday 14th February. They were two Greek brothers who were the first to preach the Gospel to the Slavic tribes of Eastern Europe. Feast of St. Fintan of Clonenagh, Co. Laois is celebrated on Thursday 17th February. He is said to be related to St. Brigid. When the Canons of St. Augustine came to Ireland in 1120, and later to Ratoo, they adopted St. Fintan as their patron.


In 1964 Tallon was elected an RIAI fellow and his Church of Corpus Christi opened in Knockanure, in the parish of Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Considered the first fully modern church in Ireland, it was described by Tallon as: ‘A church of our time, built in materials of our time, bricks, concrete and glass’



SEARCHED for Knockanure; 42 results, Debate: Dáil Éireann




Guide to Living in Harmony

For us wounded human beings with tendencies toward sin, the Ten Commandments point out very directly and specifically what we, as God’s children, should and should not do. Ted Turner’s view is not only thoughtless, but also foolhardy. Maybe it is just that people with wealth and power refuse to be constrained by anything they think holds them back. But if someone embezzled millions of Turner’s money, I doubt he would stand by and say, “Well, that’s life.”






MEET the curators behind our current exhibition The 1920s: Beyond the Roar online, with a tour and live Q&A

Meet exhibition curators Katie Fox, Katherine Howells and Laura Robson-Mainwaring for an online highlights tour of our current exhibition The 1920s: Beyond the Roar. Over 45 minutes you will discover the stories behind the documents that reveal a surprising decade of change, crisis and defiance, and get a chance to ask your questions.



CAMINO: Bishop Kevin Doran will lead a pilgrimage for young adults (18-30) on the Camino de Santiago from 1 June – 10 June 2022.

Full package details can be found from this link

Click the link to watch at a previous Elphin Camino pilgrimage on the same route:


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