knockanuare notes- 14th august 2022

ROSARY at Grotto in Knockanure on Tuesdays in August at 8pm, all are welcome. Rosary at Our Lady’s Grotto Moyvane Mon. 15th 7:30pm.

PARISH: Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Finance Committee Meeting Tues. 16th August in the Parish Office at 7.30pm. Funerals: At the Pastoral Council Meeting it was agreed that in future the Coffin at Funerals will enter and exit by the Main Church door.

Maria the Parish Secretary will be taking Annual Leave from Aug.15th to Aug. 26th. During this time, Fr. Brendan will be in the Parish Office on Weds, Thurs, and Fri. from 11.00am to 12.00 noon. Also contact; email [email protected], 068-49308 or 087 960 1549.

SUPPORT: Brenda Kennelly & Frances Leahy on Sunday, August 21 in Croke Park. This is an Absail fundraiser for Kerry Cancer Support Group. Check out iDonate or Facebook. Sponsorship cards available in Frances’ Hair salon or Kennelly’s Hardware shop, Moyvane.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results for Tuesday August 9th 2022, Jackpot €5,200. Numbers Drawn: 8, 14, 15, and 23. No winner. Lucky Dips of €25 went to:1. Ann and Richard O Connor, Keylod; 2. Donie Fitzgerald, Duagh Village; 3. Mary Holland, c/o T. Collins Lissaniska; 4. Timmy Leahy, Ballygologue Park, and 5. Pauline Woods, Knockanure. Next draw is on August 16th in the clubhouse. All are welcome. The Jackpot will be €5,300.

ANNIVERSARIES: Kay Horgan, Patricia Morton, Brid Flavin, Sr. Kathleen O’Connell, Patricia Danaher, Tom Lyons, Mary Stack, Donie Cahill, Mary O’Carroll, Robert Moloney, Anne Browne, Eileen Cronin, Timothy Carr, on 15th August 1893, 17 were drowned in Shannon near Tarbert, several had relations in the parish.

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.13th Aug.’22 Moyvane Dora & Mossie Ahern (Aniv.) 7.30pm; Sun.14th Aug.’22 Knockanure Private Intention 9.30am Mass Moyvane Mary Cronin (1st Aniv.) Leitrim West 11.00am; Mon.15 Aug.’22 Knockanure Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for  People of the Parish 11.00am; Tues.16th Aug.’22 Moyvane Sr. Carmelita Murphy (Aniv.) & Deceased members of Presentation Sisters, Listowel at 10.00am; Weds.17th Aug.’22

Knockanure a Private Intention 10.00am; Thurs.18th Aug.’22- Moyvane Private Intention 10.00am;

Fri.19th Aug.’22 a Knockanure Private Intention at 10.00am, and evening mass for Christopher Higgins, Recently Deceased at 6.00pm.

Masses for the next 3 weeks: Sat.20th Aug.’22 Moyvane for Jack & Nora Walsh & Michel Mulvihill

(Aniv.) Leitrim East at 7.30pm; Sun.21st Aug.’22- Knockanure for Jack Mulvihill & Son Martin, (Aniv.) Glenalappa at  9.30am, and Mass Moyvane Eileen Cronin (1st Aniv.) 11.00am.; Mon.22nd Aug.’22 No Mass in Church; Tues.23rd Aug.’22 Moyvane- Private Intention 10.00am, and evening Mass Knockanure- The Gortaglanna Martyrs Celebrant: Fr. Timmy Dowling 7.30pm.; Weds.24th Aug.’22 Private Intention 10.00am Knockanure; Thurs.25th Aug.’22 Moyvane Private Intention 10.00am; Fri.26th Aug.’22 Knockanure Bridie Moore (Aniv.) Glenalappa 10.00am; Sat.27th Aug.’22 Jeremiah Mulvihill, Paddy Connelly, & Deceased members of the Mulvihill & Connelly Families 7.30pm; Sun.28th Aug.’22 Knockanure Private Intention 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Tom Scanlon (Aniv.) Leitrim Middle at 11am; Masses 30th Aug. to 2nd Sept. are all Private Intention Masses. And mass on Sat. Sept 3rd for Tadhg “Timmy” Carr,1st Aniv., Moyvane at 7.30pm.


MASS at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tarbert on Friday 19th August at 7pm.; Kilnaughtin Churchyard annual mass will take place on Fri. 19th Aug at 7pm, celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne.

ROSE of Tralee runs from 19th to 23rd of August. Racing in Killarney begins on 18th August.

TOURS:  Glin Castle and Garden guided tour on Sunday August 21 from 12 noon to 6pm. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance gate on the day for €10. The Glin Knights Visitor centre in the Square is open daily from 10am to 5pm, and read about the lives of the 29 Knights of Glin.

LENAMORE ROVERS: Information on the Facebook page or contact Tony on 086 8340475.

EVENT: Beyond Limits, an event for children with disabilities and their families taking place at The Sports Arena, University of Limerick, on October 15. Former members of the staff of Melchert Electronics in Listowel reunion on August 22nd at Christy’s The Well Bar in Listowel.

Kilflynn Enchanted Fairy festival will take place on the 27th and 28th of August. local Produce & Craft Fair every Saturday morning 10-1pm during August in McMunns Garden at the end of Main Street, Ballybunion. Ballybunion Triathlon Clubs second triathlon on Saturday 20th, for more information, email or phone Derek on 087 854 2199.

HERITAGE Week continues to 21st of August, many activities are taking place all over the country.

For more information, please visit

E.E.C and 1972; Screenings will take place daily at 2 pm from Monday August 15th to Wednesday August 17th.  Attendance is limited to a maximum capacity of 30 people per day. Book in advance by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 068 22212.

Historian Tom Dillon led a guided walk of historic Listowel sites on Aug. 13th.

ARDFERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY; Norma Foley TD Minister for Education launched exhibition on the works of the late Michael Cavan, Brandonwell on Sunday 14th August at 3pm at Ardfert Cathedral in conjunction with National Heritage Week. The exhibition will be on display until Sunday 21st August. Admission is free.

LIGHT: Recovery Haven Kerry (Cancer Support House) annual Celebration of Light ceremony returns to Tralee Bay Wetlands on Sunday, August 21st at 7pm, in association with Rose of Tralee.

Recovery Haven Kerry (Cancer Support House) will run a 6-week Building Better Caregivers online course, commencing September 13th from 10.30am – 1pm. This course is to support a person caring for someone with cancer. Please ring reception on 0667192122, if you are interested in joining this free course or email [email protected].

BOTHÁNTAÍOCHT:  Sunday August 14th @7pm in Teach Siamsa Finuge. Admission is free. An informal evening of music, song & dance, spearheaded by a 30 minute performance from esteemed local musicians, call 066-7123055.

RAMBLING HOUSE:  Jim Lyons’s Rambling House in Knockalougha on the third Tuesday of each month. Also Ita McQuinn is running a celebration night of Limerick songs, stories and music in Monagea Parish Hall on Friday, August 20 at 8pm.

CONCERT in St Mary’s Church, Tarbert on Sunday 14th August at 8pm with contemporary vocalist Grace Foley, joined by local support.

AFTERNOON tea event in honour of the palliative care unit at University Hospital Kerry will be held at the Devon Inn in Templeglantine at 2pm on Sunday, August 21, 2022. Details contact Claire at 087-2822117 or Margo at 086-3786639.

AWARD: Listowel Tidy Towns Committee are the recipients of the 2020 Laochra Chiarraí award, presentation at the Oíche Chiarraí gala dinner on Saturday, September 3 at the Green Isle Hotel, Newlands Cross.

RADIO: Opening the Door – the synodal pathway – Radio Kerry at 9 am on 28Aug, Fr Bernard Healy, Ailish O Connor and Des Bailey share their findings from a year of Listening in the Diocese of Kerry.

TV Signal: Several perfectionists were worried that their TV was band jacked during the week, I am told that the signal is distorted and fault reported to the fixers.

HEAT: Globally, July 2022 was close to 0.4° above the 1991-2020 reference period, cooler than July 2019 and barely warmer than July 2016.

ROADS: €791,460 in funding will be made available for the upgrade of rural laneways and non-public roads in Kerry under the Local Improvement Scheme.

MEMORIAL bench and art display will unveiled at Barrington’s Pier, Limerick on Thursday, August 18, to remember Frs Aengus and Jack Finucane, who founded Concern aid agency. Aengus Finucane died in 2009, while his brother in 2017.

COMMEMORATIONS:  Marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Micheal Collins the commemoration will take place between Macroom and Bandon outside Kilmurry on Sunday, August 21 at 3pm.

WALK; On Monday 15 August, Memorial Walk at 12 noon from the Plaza, Tarbert to Mullally’s berth to commemorate the 17 young people from the parish who were drowned in the Shannon Drowning of 15 August 1893, five of whose bodies were never recovered. Talk by historian Donal O’Connor.

WANTED articles and photographs for Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine, Please email all items to [email protected] or post to BPM, Lisselton Post Office.

APPEAL by Fr Tim Galvin Kiltegan Fathers in Listowel Church on – 20th / 21st August.

HOST FAMILIES; For Foreign Students for the school year. Contact Kay on 0879454786 for more information.

AGM of Athea Drama Group is on August 31st at 8pm at Con Colbert Memorial Hall. They are planning 2023 production.

FLEADH at Mullingar, saw over 5,000 competitors play, sing or dance for All-Ireland titles in 230 competitions.

PRAYER MEETING:  Janice Carrig will hold a prayer meeting in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Scartaglen on Sunday, August 21 at 2.30pm.

EWTN <[email protected]>

Save the date! On August 15th, the Solemnity of the Assumption, EWTN will celebrate our 41st Anniversary. In 1981, Mother Angelica launched the Network with $200 in a garage-turned-studio. Four decades later, we are continuing her mission of bringing the Eternal Word, Jesus Christ, to the nations.


COWS: According to the Central Statistics Office we had 1.505 million dairy cows in Ireland in December 2021, but in December 1984 we had 1.523 million cows.

COURSE in Introduction to Digital Journalism, Podcasting & Radio will begin at the end of August at Kerry College’s Monavalley Campus in Tralee.

IDA;  there was no in-person visit to a Kerry IDA site in the first quarter of 2022.

SMART VILLAGES: The North Kerry, West Limerick: Smart Villages, Stronger Communities project addresses the unique challenges facing Ireland’s rural regions. With support under the Rural Development (LEADER) Programme 2014-2020, this project aims to unlock innovative new solutions for the sustainable growth and development of rural communities within the North Kerry – West Limerick region. Digital technologies represent an opportunity to support sustainable social, economic and enterprise growth. A key element of this project is how such technologies can be applied in the rural context, creating ‘Smart Villages’ that are resilient and proactive in their future growth. A combination of detailed data analysis, extensive public consultation and capacity-training workshops will be used to produce an integrated development plan for the North Kerry – West Limerick region. This plan will be directly informed and delivered by local communities, ensuring that they are empowered to shape their own sustainable futures.


BEACH Clean initiative is back, calling people to join from September 16th to 18th.

MONEY available for upgrading rural laneways and non-public roads this year has been doubled to €22 million.

KERRY County Council has proposals to close the R557 road for a period of three weeks to facilitate the construction of a new roundabout as part of the N69 Listowel Bypass Project.

GARDAI have been paid about €4 million for non-public duty events, over the past 18 months. Last year, An Garda Síochána collected €1.92 million in non-public duty fees.

According to the Examiner Cost of Garda Band- of 26 full-time musicians. In total, almost 4.6 million since 2020, they played at 190 events during that time.

PETROL: The American Automobile Associated reported that the national average price for a gallon of regular gas has dropped to $3.99—its first time below $4 since early March, and down from a record $5.02 in mid-June

EWTN: It’s almost the 41st anniversary of the launch of EWTN! In 1981, Mother Mary Angelica — after founding the Eternal Word Television Network with no broadcasting experience, only $200, and a lot of faith in God — “flipped the switch” and broadcast EWTN’s first program.



DEPRESSION: While there are risks to leaving depression untreated, some people will experience serious side-effects from antidepressants – which the serotonin study’s authors say need to be more clearly communicated.

These can include suicidal thoughts and attempts, sexual dysfunction, emotional numbing and insomnia, according to NICE.

Since last autumn, UK doctors have been told they should offer therapy, exercise, mindfulness or meditation to people with less severe cases of depression first, before trying medication.

NURSING during war; Since late 2021, an increasingly large group of volunteers has been working its way through record series WO 399, which comprises records of women who served in the military nursing services during and after the First World War. These records are available to view through our digital download service through the catalogue, and as a result we have volunteers from across the world taking part.


GASSED: Edith Stein was arrested by the Gestapo on 2 August 1942, while she was in the chapel with the other sisters.

On 7 August, early in the morning, 987 Jews were deported to Auschwitz. It was probably on 9 August that Sister Teresia Benedicta a Cruce, her sister and many other of her people were gassed.


HOST: A video of a Eucharistic host beating like a human heart recently went viral on social media.

The video was captured on July 22 at Our Lady of the Rosary parish in Zapotlanejo, a town in the Mexican state of Jalisco, during Eucharistic exposition.

Argentinian priest Father Carlos Spahn, who presided over Mass and Eucharistic exposition that day, says he witnessed the event.



St Finan’s Hospital, Killarney: 1852-2012

The area of Ballydribbeen, to the northeast of Killarney town and overlooking the mountains and forests of National Park, has been home to County Kerry’s Psychiatric Hospital since 1852. The entire building is now closed since 2012.

In order to preserve the history of the hospital and the surrounding area, this site has been established. The aim of the St Finan’s Hospital webpage is to collect and collate archival information and articles as well as, memorabilia, records and stories of individuals involved with St Finan’s Hospital in a way that is accessible to a wider community.


Video link

Filename Hidden Killarney walk.wmv


JESUITS: In May 1521 Ignatius was recuperating in his family’s castle at Loyola after his legs were damaged by a cannonball at the siege of Pamplona. Bored, he began to read a life of Christ and the lives of the saints. And so his conversion to a life of imitating Christ began. That was 500 years ago this year. Jesuits all around the world celebrate this conversion over the coming year, beginning on 22 May 2021 and finishing on 31 July 2022, the anniversary of his canonisation.


GAS: A detached house used 16,054 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of natural gas in 2020 which was 82% higher than the corresponding mean gas consumption for an apartment, said the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The figures were published by the CSO after it received data on networked gas consumption and domestic building energy ratings.


The Church in Nicaragua is marking 11 August this year with a day of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration in parishes across the Latin American nation. It comes as part of the National Marian Congress taking place on 7-15 August, as the local Church faces ongoing difficulties with the closure of 6 Catholic radio stations and government pressure on the Bishop of Matagalpa…



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