Knockanuare Notes-13TH september 2020

CONGRATULATIONS to all the students who recently received their Leaving Cert results. Now it is planning accommodation and taking precautions, to avoid being infected by C19.

KNOCKANURE School First Holy Communion originally scheduled for 9th May, was held on Saturday, 12th September in Moyvane, fourteen children received their First Holy Communion. Due to restrictions the afters will have to be curtailed.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Wednesday’s from 11am to 3pm. at the Main Altar in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. It will be live streamed.

SYMPATHY to the family and relations of Anna Greaney who lost her life in Australia recently.

DEATH has occurred of Ita Shine (née Hayes), Upper Dirreen, Athea, on 7th September 2020 Predeceased by her husband Donal, sister Teresa and brothers-in-law Jack, Alphonsus & Joe, sisters-in-law Helena & Maureen. Survived by sons Donie & John, daughters Joan & Mary Ita, sons-in-law Liam & James, daughters-in-law Nora & Catherine, grandchildren Leanne, Daniel, Stephen, Lorraine, Christopher, Tara, Maeve & Amy, brother Seanie, sisters Ann & Helen, brothers-in-law Pat & Bernard, sisters-in-law Eileen & Joan, nephews, and nieces.

DEATH took place of  Timothy (Tadhg) Horan, on 2nd September 2020, of Main Street, Glin, formerly Trieneragh, Duagh, in his 102nd year.

ANNIVERSARIES: Brother William Kelly, Teresa Joan Stack, Desmond Fitzgerald, Joan O’Keeffe, Emmet Kennelly, Vivienne Rogan, Bridget Brosnan, Margaret Daly, Margaret O’Connor, Moira Griffin, Paddy O’Halloran, Bridie Behan, Madeline Barrett, Bill O’Donnell, Sr. Maria Stack, Molly Chrisfield, Timothy Horgan, Mass Moyvane. Sat 12th at 7.30pm for Denny Murphy, Port Road, Killarney; Sun 13th at 11.00am for Bridget, Pat & Dick Stack, Drommurhur; Wed 16th at 7.30pm for     Fr. Dan O’Connor, M.S.C. Knocknagree & Cork (Rec Dec); Sat 19th at 7.30pm for Sr. Paschal Hegarty, Presentation Convent, Killarney (Recently Deceased), and Mass on Sun 20th at 11.00am for Jackie Feury, Newcastle West & l/o Glin (Rec Dec (brother to Joan Moloney, The Village).

Mass Knockanure; Sun 13th at 9.30am for Kitty & Jackie Murphy, Kilmeaney; Fri 18th at 7.30pm for Timothy Horgan Jnr, Trien, (Anni) and mass on  Sun 20th at 9.30am for Parishioners.

RADIO MARIA: Via Saorview  Channels 210/411 Mass and Rosary broadcast daily.

FEAST- Wednesday 23rd Sept 2020 is the Feast of Saint Padre Pio (Saint Pio of Pietrelcina).

FREE EDUCATION: 10 September 1966 – Minister for Education Donogh O’Malley announced that free post-primary education will be available to all families.

BEST Wishes to  Denny Mulvihill on the saddle from Malin to Mizen head on his bike and  this time he is raising  funds for cystic  fibrosis,

NEW Moon on 17th. Land is very wet in this area for some time, some cattle housed for past weeks. Growth is good in preserved areas. Already some trees are shedding their leaves and many wild flowers are going to seed, they were great while the lasted.

RELIGION: Adult Education Course held by Fr. Sean Sheehy, beginning on Tuesday 15th September at 7pm and will be held at Cuil Mhuire Pastoral Centre on the grounds of Ardfert Parish Church.

GLORACH BINGO at Fr. Casey’s Carpark  from 2.30pm on the Sundays of September, 20 and 27.

MART Listowel Special Weanling sale on 23rd September.

BUS; Green Bus is back on road again.

HEART Valve disease awareness week runs from  14th to 20th September.

BEST Wishes to Laura Enright, Dromreask, She works in Television in Vancouver as production assistant but also has a website . Several more locals also work in Vancouver.

GAA Moyvane; U16s County League Result. Moyvane 2-13- Ballymacelligott 2-10.

Minor County League: Moyvane/Tarbert played Ballylongford/Asdee/Ballydonoghue in Rd 3 of the Minor County League on Saturday last, winning on a final score of Moyvane/Tarbert 1-13, Ballylongford/Asdee/Ballydonoghue 1-11. Moyvane have launched their online Lotto service facilitated by Clubforce.

CENTENARY: Sunday September 20th 2020 , the centenary of the assassination of Patrick Harnett

and Jeremiah Healy who were shot by Black & Tan Thomas Huckerby at Killarney Road, Abbeyfeale.

RACING in Listowel: Sunday 20th to Saturday 26th September- Behind Closed Doors.

In July, Listowel Race Committee made the unavoidable decision that the Harvest Festival Meeting in September 2020, would not take place as an event open to the general public this year. Stories abound that many have booked beds in town during race week.

INFORMATION: Citizens Information are open for phone and e-mail queries.  Phone Kerry 0761 07 7860 or e-mail [email protected].  10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

ST JOHN’S Listowel: FRI 18TH CULTURE NIGHT IN LISTOWEL. We are delighted to be collaborating with the Kerry Writers Museum to bring a wonderful evening of music, dance, visual art and all things culture between 6pm and 9pm in association with Kerry County Arts Office.  Full evening programme to be announced nearer the date._________________________________


This one-woman show by Elaine O’Dwyer marks the centenary of legendary Irish actress Maureen O’ Hara who was born in 1920. Star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, O’ Hara played roles that often mirrored her true persona as a tough, feisty and courageous woman. Elaine takes you on an intimate journey with Maureen, revealing the person she was behind the limelight.  This Visually stunning show and take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, superbly enhanced by the rare images of the stars.  Tickets can be purchased over the phone on 068 22566.

CLIMATE: Cultivating Hope. A Faith Response to the Climate Crisis is happening on the 17th Sept at 8pm. This Webinar is brought to you by the Diocese of Kerry JPIC Committee in conjunction with the all-Ireland  Laudato Si’ Working Group of the Irish Bishops  Council of Catechetics. This will feature Lorna Gold, author of ‘Climate Generation’ as its keynote speaker and will be joined by a panel of local activists. To register please email [email protected]

SELLING ONLINE –free three-hour course will provide you with all the information required, contact Aimee Grigg at West Limerick Resources on 069 66295 or email [email protected]

FRI 18TH    CULTURE NIGHT IN LISTOWEL. Collaborating with the Kerry Writers Museum to bring a wonderful evening of music, dance, visual art and all things culture between 6pm and 9pm in association with Kerry County Arts Office.

BARDFEST; Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival- Results


MUSIC; Search Results for Listowel (TG4 Player)-

COVID-19  SUPPORT  LINE  FOR  OLDER  PEOPLE: ALONE manage  a  national  support  line  and additional  supports  for  older  people. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am -8pm. Phone: 0818 222 024

LIVE SERVICES – from St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert. All Masses are now being Livestreamed . Just go to the Church website –

LIMERICK Women’s Mini Marathon – 26th and 27th September 2020. A virtual event allowing a person to participate wherever and whenever suits them over the 26th and 27th of September.

All participants will receive a custom quarter zip running top as well as a bespoke medal in the post.

CRIME: For crime prevention advice please see

INTERESTED  IN  STUDYING  THEOLOGY. The  one  year,  part-time  Higher  Diploma  in Theological  Studies  at  St  Patrick’s  College, Maynooth  Closing date for applications is  Friday 18th September. Info from  [email protected] visit

CAUTION is advised in following a charismatic person with a big ego.

Threshing at Ballybunion 2020

Threshing Vintage Ballybunion September 2020

BLITZ: On 7 September 1940, 80 years ago, the first night of the London Blitz, 350 German bombers advanced up the Thames estuary, targeting the docks. By 04:00 the following morning, over 300 bombers had attacked the city, 400 Londoners had been killed and 1,600 left injured, this would be just the first night of a two month long attack, by which time 1 million homes would be destroyed and 20,000 civilians would be killed.



New York NY Irish American Advocate 1940-1942 – 0081.pdf

17 Feb 1940

KERRY—The  country,  from  Tarbert  to  Ballybunion,  was  under  a  mantle  of  snow   seven   inches   deep  on   Saturday   morning.   The thaw was  sort-lived  and  in   the   afternoon    it   started    freezing    again   and   the   frosty   spell   continues.   Ir.   North   Kerry,   the   River   Feale   at   Listowel is still frozen.


Liam   O’Flaherty,   author    of    “The    Martyr,”  the  “Informer”  and  “Famine”  arrived  here   Saturday   on  his  way   to   Mexico.  Mr.  O’Flaherty is  the  most realistic writer of  the troubled   period   of  the   1916-21  period   in  Ireland.  He is  not   very  vocal  on  present-day    affairs   in   Ireland,   but   his  remarks   on   the  recent  trend   of  events  bears  quoting. He says  in  an   interview   in   the   N.  Y.  Times Friday   last:  “One thing is certain,   all   Ireland   is   united,   and   the   partition    will   be   abolished   one   way   or   another. The  English  people  themselves  don’t  really  care  about  the  partition,


The   new   Irish   Emergency   Act,   to   supplant  the  Safety  of  the  Realm  Act,  which   was   found   unconstitutional   in   the  Dublin  High  Court  recently,  passed  the  Dail  and   was  signed  Saturday   by   President   Dr.  Hyde. This Act, previous  to  its  passage,  was  submitted   to   the  Judges   of   the   Supreme Court of  Eire, before  being enacted  into  law.


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1937-1938 – 0790.pdf

…and sensations galore at the Austin Stack Park, Tralee.'” North Kerry, had a surprising win over the champions, Boherbee John Mitchels …


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1935-1936 – 0616.pdf

…the desire to take part in the competitions that the North Kerry Board has been compelled to divide its leagues into three …


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1935-1936 – 0288.pdf

3 Aug 1935


Ireland at   the   St.   Ambrose  Cathedral. The Rev. Father   Walsh was  born  In  Ballylongford,   North   Kerry,   on  Sept.  14,  1908, and Is the son of Mr. and  Mrs. Charles   Walsh,   now   living     at     the     Half-Way House, Glenoe, Listowel.


While    Daniel    Foran   of   Coolard,   North  Kerry,   was  driving  his  cattle,  the  bull  turned  on  him  and  knocked  him   down   twice   and  each   time   he   succeeded  in   getting  up.    The   third   time   the    animal    struck    him    Mr.    Foran’s  son, aged 11  years,  had  pro-cured  a  stick  and  started  to  beat  the  bull,   but   the   stick    broke.     Young     Foran  then  got  a  stone  and,  throwing   It,   struck   the   bull   in   the   eye,   the  result  being  the  beast  ran  away.


The  death    occurred    of   Jeremiah   Galvin,  Listowel.  The death occurred after  a  protracted  Illness    of    Mrs.   Kirby,    nee    Fitzgerald.   Deceased lady was  widely  known  in  North    Kerry    and    West    Limerick.=======


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1932-1934 – 1185.pdf

28 July 1934

In  the  River  Gale,  North  Kerry.  While bathing  in  the   River  Gale,  North   Kerry,   on   Sunday,   Jeremiah   Connolly,   15,   Ballyconeen,   got   into   difficulties   and   was   drowned.     His     body   was   found   an   hour   later. A verdict of  “accidental  drowning”  was  returned  at  the  inquest.  Nurse  Rescued  From  the  Feale.  While bathing In the River Feale,  North Kerry, on   Sunday,   Nurse  E. Stack,  William street, Listowel, got into difficulties.  John  J. Carmody,  Charles   street,    Listowel,  who was  bathing a short  distance  away,  went  to  her   aid.  Mr. Carmody also  got  Into  difficulties,  but  both  were  eventually  rescued  by Lancelot Ktnch.


In   s.   Kilkenny   farmers   and   their   employees  have  been  obliged  to  suspend  work  from  midday  until  4  p.m.  owing  to  the  sweltering  heat.  Temperatures  of  101  degrees  In  the  sun  and  80  in  the  shade  were  registered  at  Banagher (Offaly)   Monday. The drought  is  causing  gave  anxiety  to  Midland   farmers. In  N.  Kilkenny the  early   potatoes   are   bordering   on   failure.     In   Offaly   a   third   sowing   of   turnips has  had  to  be made   in  many  cases  owing  to  the  ravages  of  the “fly.”  Milk is  growing   scarce,     and      wells     and     springs   are   failing.   Shannon   water   is   sold   in   Banagher   at   sixpence a  barrel. In N.Tipperary.  owing  to  the  extreme  dryness  of  the  weather,  hay  is  being  mowed  and  saved  in  the  record  space  of  two  days.

Galway City  experienced  its hottest day for many years   Monday,   with  a  maximum  temperature  of   120   degrees  in  the  sun,  89  in  the  shade.


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1932-1934 – 1156.pdf

…friends of Dr. Roger O’Connor, M.O., Tarbert, in North Kerry generally and Glin congratulate him on his appointment as Coroner for North Kerry. On Sunday. ==================================

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1911 – 0535.pdf

18 March 1911

Mr.  T.  L.  Rudd,  Cashier, Provincial Bank, Clonmel,  has    been  promoted  Accountant  of the  Listowel    Branch. He will  be succeeded  by Mr.  Henry  Keily   from  the  Limerick    Branch.


The   History of Kerry,”  by  Mr.  J.  King, appearing serially  in “The  Kerry  People,”  is being   issued  In 6d.  parts by   Messrs.   Kyle and Quirke.   Tralee,   four parts   having    already     appeared.     The   information is of a most   reliable   character, and the work  has  been  admirably   compiled.


With   feelings  of deep  and  sincere  regret  we have  to announce  the  death  of  Mr. Peter   Fitzell.  Lislaughtin, Ballylongford,   which sad event   occurred   on   Wednesday,   February   15th,  after a brief  Illness.   The deceased was only  lit  years  of  age.


The   rather   sudden   and wholly unexpected   death  of Mr.  is,  O’Connor  took   place  at his  residence,  the   Post   office.   Duagh  on Sunday, 19th


It is feared  a disaster   occurred on Tuesday   night  or yesterday    morning    in  the Shannon   Estuary,   five  oars and  tholepins,   such  as form    part  of  the  equipment  of a salmon   fishing   canoe, having   been    found on the  shore  between  Gin and  Tarbert,


It  is with   very   sincere   regret we have  to record   the  demise   of Mrs. Wm.    Stack,    Gurtdromasillagh,   Newtowndillon.    The late  Mrs. Stack  was  a   most   exemplary   lady,  and was  connected   with  a  most    respected and broadly    connected   family  in  North  Kerry, nor, who is it that  is not acquainted    with  the   old  and   esteemed   family  of the Dillanes  of  North   Kerry.


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