Knockanuare Notes -13th March 2022


PARISH: Please take note of the times for St. Patrick’s Day Masses.

Confessions: Saturdays 6.45pm – 7.15 pm.

Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. immediately after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. 2nd Collection at Masses for Emigrant Services.

LAY Pastoral Program Volunteers needed who would be prepared to lead Prayer/Liturgy, co-ordinate preparation for Sacraments, Minister to the sick.  Two will be selected from the Pastoral Area to undertake an online program at Mary Immaculate College, 1 year duration with placement in the Diocese.  If anyone is interested contact the Parish Office.


ST PIO: Prayer meeting in Castleisland Church on  March 15. Witness by: Mary Theme: “Trying to live a normal life against the backdrop of poor health”.


KNOCKANURE Lotto Results for Tuesday March 8th, Jackpot €3,000

Numbers Drawn: 3, 4, 5, and 17, No winner. Lucky Dips of €25 went to:

1. Cornelius Moloney, Knockmeal, Abbeyfeale; 2. Mary O Sullivan c.o Goulds Shop; 3. JJ Clancy c.o Flynns Bar; 4. Liam Corridan c.o T. Collins, Lissaniska, and 5. Cara and Fionn Fitzgerald, Tara House. Next draw is on March 15th in the clubhouse. All are welcome. The Jackpot will be €3,100.

CONCERT:  Jimmy Buckley and band will be in the Sports Complex Duagh on March 18th.  Doors open 7pm, show starts at 8pm, Tickets available at usual outlets or phone 087 9421862.

DEATH of Tom Hegarty, Scartlea, Listowel Suddenly, on March 7th, 2022. Predeceased by his parents Patrick and Hannah and his sister Marie. Sadly missed by his brothers Fr. Martin, John and Paud, sister Anne, nephew John, nieces Caroline, Diane and Fiona, extended family, neighbours and friends.


ANNIVERSARIES: Paula Kavanagh, Patsy Hayes, Josie Keane, Paddy Moore, Bernie O’Connor, Nora Scanlon, Michael Keane, Par Joe Barry, Mary B O’Connell, Dan Liston, Billy Looney, Robert Nolan, Margaret Mulvihill,

MASS: Sat.12th Mar.’22 at Moyvane for People of the Parish at 7.30pm; Sun.13th Mar.’22 Knockanure for Hannah Keane (2nd Anniv.) Kilmeaney, Kilmorna at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Patrick Hayes (2nd Anniv.) Clounbrane, Moyvane at 11.00am; Mon.14th Mar.’22    No Mass in Church; Tues.15th Mar.’22  Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Wed.16th Mar.’22 in Moyvane the St. Patrick’s Day Vigil Mass for Joan Browne nee Kennelly RIP deceased 24th Feb., formerly Keylod & Collins Pk, Dublin at 7.30pm; Thurs.17th Mar.’22 Knockanure the Feast of St. Patrick for Kitty & Mossy Flaherty (Anniv.) Glenalappa at 9.30am; Fri.18th Mar.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am;

Sat.19th Mar.’22- Moyvane for Richard & Hannah Stack (Anniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.20th Mar.’22 Knockanure for James & Kathleen O’Connor (Aniv.) Knockanure at 9.30am, Mass Moyvane Moyvane for Robert Nolan (1st Anniv.) Carraeuragh, Kilmorna at 11.00am.

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

Mass from Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Tralee at 10am Radio Kerry on St Patrick’s Day.

EVENTS: The ICA will sell daffodils at masses in Moyvane and Knockanure in support of the Cancer Society on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March (before mass). Your support would be greatly appreciated. Daffodils will also be on sale at the Bingo on Thursday 24th March.

Moyvane Youth Club registration Monday 14th March @7.30pm-8.30pm in the Marian Hall Moyvane.

Knockanure Community Text Alert Church Gate collection will take place on the weekend of 19th/20th March’22 at both Churches in the Parish. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

SHOW: Emer Dunne Folk Music Show at St. John’s Theatre, Fri. 25th Mar @8pm. Join this talented musical trio for a night of song and music. Sing along with well known and loved folk songs. Also featuring local talent.

CAMP: Listowel Family Resource Centre Easter Camp, 11th-15th Apr., and 19th – 22nd Apr. 10.00am – 1pm. Contact Pat 087 9664054/068 23767. Also, Rainbows Ireland is offering a 9-wk listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement/parental separation.  27th Apr.’22, 5.30pm-6.30pm.  Contact Toni Clarke on 087-7523705 for Application form.

GRANTS are urgently needed for grain growers to enable us to be self-sufficient in food. Also when farmers are reseeding land, incentive to sow grain with grass seeds, another method of reducing demand for bought rations.

TURF Cutting must be encouraged for this year to enable people avoid oil and gas usage, immediate laws must be passed to fine for over use of anything that puts money in pockets of aggressors.

COFFEE MORNING: Abbeyfeale ICA will be hosting a Coffee Morning at Leen’s Hotel on Wednesday March 23 from 10-12.30pm in aid of Ukraine.   All proceeds will be donated to the Irish Red Cross.

VINTAGE RUN: Knockdown Vintage Club Annual Charity Vintage Run on Sunday, March 27..  This year the proceeds are in aid of the Irish Community Air Ambulance. Registration for Vintage will commence at 12 noon at the Knockdown Arms.  The Vintage Runs begins at 1pm. Big Maggie & Billy will provide the entertainment.

PLAY:  Abbeyside Players under Director Merce Hobson are pleased to present ‘The Righteous Are Bold’ in The Glórach Theatre. March 31st and April 1,2,3,7,8, and 9.

ST BRENDAN’S COLLEGE playing the Hogan Cup Final in Croke Park on, St Patrick’s Day.

TREE PLANTING:  In Templeglantine beside the school Saturday, March 19.  Come and help us to plant Ireland’s first micro forest. 1,150 trees in a third of an acre with EcoSikh, Reforest Nation and Templeglantine Community Development.  Bring wellies and a spade!  Refreshments will be provided.

OPENING: The Aqua Dome in Tralee opened on Tuesday, March 15.

DANCE CLASS, at Moyvane with Timmy Woulfe on 21st March. Dance class   at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse every Tuesday from 8.30 – 10.30pm.. Further information from 087 7206449.

SELF Defence Class, in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on March 14th and will continue each Monday morning for Five (5) Weeks starting at 10.30 and finishing at 11.30. Details Contact Michael on 087 9245637.

OPEN DAY at Kerry College in Listowel on 23rd of March from 1:30 pm to 7pm.

GARDA: If you are of good character, are aged between 18 and 34 and have suitable educational, medical and physical requirements you are eligible to join. Irish language is no longer required – you must be fluent in Irish or English or both. Closing date for applications is 16th March 2022. Apply online at

CANCER SUPPORT: Daffodil day takes place on March 25th.

Na Gaeil TV –

MEDUGORJE PILGRIMAGES. 7–14th May. 14-21 st May 2022, Contact Tom Collins 086 8380406

SPORT: Kerry Badminton Association News. Results of the 2022 Club Tournament played on the 5th March in the Killarney Sports Centre. Names include; Mikey O’Connor Moyvane, and  Przemslaw Choromanksi Moyvane.

FESTIVAL: Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival 2022 from Thursday, March 24th to Sunday, March 27th. A free concert showing the talent in Ballydonoghue and surrounding area, at Tomáisin’s Function Room, on Saturday night, 7.30pm sharp, doors open 7.00pm. Please check the website for details, or email enquiries to [email protected] or contact John on 087 625 7705

Duagh St Patrick’s Day parade is on Thursday 17th March at 12.30pm, contact Sandra on 087 6718377. Most local villages and towns are holding their St Patrick’s Day Parade this year.

SIAMSA: Trad Connections on March 25th at 8pm, see site for details.

RESTRICTIONS for Covid suddenly ended, to the surprise of many.

CENSUS will take place on the 3rd of April and census forms are being delivered locally.

OFF to NY: Cllr Jimmy Moloney, will travel to the United States for St Patrick’s Day.

DAFFODIL day to raise funds will be online.The site may be accessed at

CLOTH NAPPIES: Limerick Free event at the Urban Co-op, Limerick on Saturday March 26 from 2-3pm. Contact Michelle at [email protected] to book.

LITTER: The 10th County Clean Up will take place on Saturday, April 2nd. Your contribution during the National Spring Clean.  For every aluminium can collected and recycled enough energy is saved to run your television for three hours. For 1kg of recycled plastics collected, 1.5kg of carbon dioxide is prevented from being released to the atmosphere (the same amount of carbon dioxide released by toasting 30 slices of bread.  By recycling 1kg of paper instead of landfilling, enough energy is saved to run an energy-saving bulb non-stop for two days! For 1kg of recycled glass, the saving is 300g of carbon dioxide.

LIMERICK Councillors want to consider a new economic model which could transform Limerick’s economy. The idea of community wealth building,  redirects wealth back into the local community. Five key principles – plural ownership of the economy, fair employment, progressive acquisition of goods and services and a socially productive use of property and land.

ENGINEERS Week; STEPS Engineers Week, run by the Engineers Ireland STEPS programme, promotes engineering to children in Ireland. STEPS Engineers Week 2022 takes place from Saturday, 5 – Friday, 11 March.

During STEPS Engineers Week, engineering is celebrated across Ireland, with primary and secondary children the target audience. The main aim of the week is to promote engineering – and to show the importance of the profession – to children in Ireland.

Anyone who wishes to promote the importance of engineering to primary and secondary school children can take part.

JOBS: TLI Group in Monavalley design, construct and maintain utility infrastructures including electrical assets and telecom networks, to create 90 jobs this year.

CLEAN Air; The Minister, Eamon Ryan, on March 8th launched a public consultation on the draft Clean Air Strategy. The public consultation is open until the closing date on Tuesday, May 3.

BELOW Cost; Law needs to be brought in immediately to prevent below-cost selling of Irish agricultural produce, according to agri economist, Ciaran Fitzgerald.

SCRAP metal collection will run for month of March finishing on Thursday, March 31. Once again Newtownsandes Co-op and North Cork Co-op have kindly offered a dedicated section of their yard as a collection area. Drop off times are 9.00am to 3.00pm, Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 12 noon on Saturdays.

PARLIAMENT: Presentation Castleisland student Fiona Brosnan will represent Ireland at the 95th International Session of the European Youth Parliament in Serbia later shortly.

Will be held under the theme ‘Bridging the Culture Gap’ . 200 participants from across Europe will attend, she is one of five Irish students attending.

KERRY College of Further Education and Training Open Week from Tuesday to Thursday, March 22nd to 24th.

SWIM fundraiser for Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue on Sunday the 20th March, Ladies Beach at 12 noon. Money raised going to the Ballybunion Sea and cliff rescue, also donate online at

PLAY: The Lartigue Theatre Company new production of John B. Keane’s Sive at St. John’s from April 7 to April 12th  2022.

RING of Kerry Cycle on 2nd of July.

BBC websites has been restricted in Russia – they have published advice on how to access BBC News. BBC’s shortwave radio broadcast can be found on 15735 kHz from 6pm to 8pm and on 5875 kHz from midnight to 2am, Ukraine time.

LNG Terminal; Deputy Michael Healy-Rae called on the Green Party to ‘change their tune’ on the issue of Shannon LNG terminal at Ballylongford/Tarbert land-bank after the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced his country intends to build two port terminals for LNG to reduce energy dependency on Russia.

LOUGH DERG: from Sunday 1st May with a full Pilgrimage programme and booking is now live on our website!  This includes the One Day Retreats, the Three Day Pilgrimage from 1st June – 15th August and the new Pilgrimage experience along the Lough Derg Pilgrim Path.

TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS will be offered on Sunday 27th March, Laetare Sunday Fourth Sunday in Lent at 1:00pm at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, by Fr. Martin Hegarty CC. More info from [email protected]


HISTORY: New Decade of Centenaries Bursary scheme opened 25 February 2022. A new Royal Irish Academy local history research fund has been announced by Minister Martin as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme Grants and Awards

FOOD: Tralee Food Festival, runs from April 29th- May 2nd.

WALK: Welcome to Wild Work in West Limerick!  The Knights Walk in Glin has been chosen as a location “Would you like to explore biodiversity in the Irish landscape. Our trainers will bring you into nature to experience West Limerick wild spaces first-hand. Here you can learn through seeing, touching and interacting with the natural world. With our approach, your outdoor learning will be supported by online interactive learning and tailored virtual reality experiences, to ensure a fun and fulfilling programme.” Open to all ages.  Fill out the application on the link below.  Knights Walk Glin. Every second Saturday in Glin starting 14th May – 23rd July 2-4 pm, limited spaces –

GAA; The fixture details including dates, times and venues can be found via the links below –

Senior –

Under 20 –

Minor –

Event Calendar –

HEART: Professor Mary Sheppard is a cardiac pathologist with a national and international reputation.


She is the director of unit that undertakes examination of the heart in cases of sudden cardiac death in UK. She has established a national cardiac pathology database, with funding from UK charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), which now has over 7,000 cases on file. She is a former student of the convent at Newcastlewest.



SHOW: See her Saturday 12th March at 8pm, Eleanor McEvoy in Concert in St Johns Listowel

Eleanor McEvoy performs South Anne Street,

HI DIGITAL Learn essential skills at Hi Digital.   It’s a step by step course designed for anyone who needs a bit of help developing their digital skills, particularly those who have rarely or never been online ( often 65+).  It has been developed as a free online course by Vodafone Ireland Foundation, in partnership with Active Retirement Ireland and ALONE.  To register email hidigital @ or freephone 1800203030.

RADIO: On the feast of St. Joseph, March 19, 1922, with broadcasting transmitters installed on top of the Shukhov Tower, radio broadcasting commenced from Russia. Transmitter power on the tower was 100 kW, giving any transmissions a range of 10,000 kilometers. The Shukhov Tower was more powerful than any radio station in Paris, Berlin or even New York City.

POPE FRANCIS’S 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:


WAR: A European dream shattered is a time of action for all of us’ – Bishop Leahy

In his homily for the first Sunday of Lent, Bishop Leahy highlighted the large-scale disruption to the “European dream” caused by the ongoing war in Ukraine.

The Bishop of Limerick said, “When a dream is shattered, there is grief. Europe’s dream has been shattered with the war in the Ukraine. 75 years after the Second World War we had hoped the great dream of a Europe at peace had really taken hold. But that dream has been shattered.

FLEADH Cheoil Chiarraí will take place this June 11th & 12th (Dancing) and 18th & 19th (Music & Singing)

FEAST of St Patrick in Australia.

CAIRO: 1935. You Would Never Take Him For An Archaeologist. Gerard Costigan, F.R.G.S., F.R.S.A.I. Bantry Born, Lecturer Cairo.


PLASTIC: Recently 175 nations met in Nairobi, at the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5), to sign a deal to end plastic pollution. Described as “the most significant environmental multilateral deal since the Paris accord,” the nations agreed to employ a legally-binding plastics treaty by 2024 that will set out clear rules on plastic waste around the world. It will, in part, include ensuring a circular economy for plastic materials.



Advocate- SATURDAY, OCT. 9 1925 or 26

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1925-1927 – 0842.pdf

“The O’Mahony” (Pierce Mahony), who formerly resided at Kilmorna, Listowel, Is not in favor of the new movement recently launched by Capt. Redmond and Tom O’Donnell at Waterford. In a letter, The O’Mahony, writing from Coolballintaggart, Aughrim, says: “As a very old member of the Irish Party I wish to dissociate myself from the unfortunate and, to my mind unfair attitude adopted by my old friend, Captain Redmond, and by Mr. T. O’Donnell at the Waterford meeting. So long as the present Government continues to act as fairly as it has hitherto done, my support, though of little value, will be given to President Cosgrave and the existing Government.

“Ireland is not responsible for the Free State and Northern Ireland, the division of Ireland was made by the most corrupt British Government since the days of Pitt. Ireland, to her credit, was responsible for the agreement arrived at between the Free State and Northern Ireland—an agreement that will lead to a great future, though I cannot hope to see it during my life on earth.” In the course of his letter The O’Mahony, who was one of the Parnellite members of Parliament and who became a B. L. after his defeat following the Parnellite split, also says: “I have been a supporter of Sinn Fein. I stood for West Wicklow in 1918 as an old member of the Parliamentary Party and was, in common with other members of that Party, defeated. I took no further part in politics until the Black-and-Tans were let loose on the country. I then seized every opportunity of calling attention to their misdeeds, until sad events in Kerry, the murder of my brother Sir Arthur Vicars, and the burning of my sister’s house at Kilmorna, In which Sir Arthur and his wife were temporarily residing, made me cease from all public action of any kind, and this continued during all the horrid years when the British soldiers and the Irish were murdering one another. “When the Treaty was made I said ‘Thank God.’ I can never forget the cruel opposition to the Treaty, nor the noble stand made and the number of lives laid down in defence of it. Nor can I forget the generous manner in which those of the old Unionist Party who have remained In Ireland have been treated. “Many countries in Europe have gained freedom by the war. In how many has freedom produced greater results than In Ireland? In how many has the Government been able to settle down to work?





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