Knockanuare Notes-15th May 2022.

KNOCK: Annual Knock Pilgrimage takes place this year on Saturday 18th June 2022.  The Eucharistic Adoration National Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on the same week-end 17th/18th June (Corpus Christi week-end).  Bus leaves Knockanure/Moyvane on the Saturday 18th June.  Further details later. Contact Margaret at 087 297 6304.

PADRE PIO May Devotions on Tuesday, May 17 at 7.30pm at Castleisland Church online.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results, Jackpot €3,900. Numbers Drawn: 6, 25, 28, and 29. No winner. Lucky Dips of €25 went to: 1. Mairéad Sheehy, New Kingdom Bar; 2. Breda and Bridget, c/o Kevins Bar; 3. Michaél Collins, Lissaniska; 4. Sandra Stack, Bungara, and 5. Mike Hussey, Ballyduff.

Next draw is on May 17th in the clubhouse. All are welcome. The Jackpot will be €4,000.

AGM of Knockanure Valley Text Alert. Representative of Muintir Na Tire Dermuid Cronin and the local Garda Sgt Paula Kelliher Community Welfare officer will be in attendance on the night. Thurs. 26th May at 8pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  All who wish to remain in the group or who wish to join, a fee of €10 can be paid on the night. All welcome.

Counselling and group-based supports for problem gamblers & affected others by Listowel Family Resource Centre. Contact counsellor /psychotherapist for gambling David McSweeney 087-3684490 or [email protected]

FEET: Chiropodist Marian Hall, Friday 20th May’22 at 10.00am.  For appointment contact Noreen 068-49238

TRAINING in Moyvane for under 8 girls has started back Mondays from 6.30-7.30pm. Can all children bring own water bottle and gum shields are essential. Any new members joining please come along and have a chat with one of the trainers Monday evenings. Looking forward to welcoming everyone back and meeting our new members. Margaret, Louise, Niall and Mike.

AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL meeting takes place in the Marion Hall, Moyvane on Monday May 16th at 7.30 p.m.

GORTAGLANNA COMMEMORATION on Sunday 15th May.  Assemble at the monument at 12 noon.  Main speaker: Pa Daly T.D.

DEATH on 27 April 2022 of Teddy Hennessy, Hennessy’s Butcher’s Shop, The Village, Ballyduff.

Many of us remember Hennessy’s Butcher’s Shop in Moyvane across from the post office.

DEATH  of Denis Collins of Churchtown, Athea. Formerly of Purt, Abbeyfeale, on Thursday, 5th May 2022. Predeceased by his son Benny. Sadly missed by his wife Mary Ellen, sons Denis, John & Leo, daughters Catherine & Helena, daughters-in-law Melanie, Sarah, Sofie, & Claire, sons-in-law Eoin & Arthur and his adored grandchildren, brother John, sisters Margaret, Teresa & Noran, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. James Kennelly, Jimmy Fitzgerald, Peter McGrath, Tim Kennelly, Joseph Kiely, Noranne McCarthy, Tim Broderick, Mary Stack, Canon Pat Horgan, Fr. Billy O’Carroll, Pat Enright, Eileen McCarthy, Sr. Laboure Sheehy,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.14th May’22- Moyvane for Betty Greaney RIP, Month’s Mind at 11am and evening mass for Bridie McCarthy, Husband Jerry, Son Jeremiah, (Aniv.) Gortdromasilihy at 7.30pm

Sun.15th May’22- Knockanure for Pat & Noreen Sweeney (Aniv.) Carraueragh at              9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for David Foley & deceased members of Foley and O’Connor family at 11.00am; Mon.16th May’22           No Mass in Church; Tues.17th May’22 – Moyvane for Con J. Mulvihill, Wife Catherine, Son Con (Aniv.), Clounbrane at 10.00am; Wed.18th May’22- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am;

Thurs.19th May’22- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.20th May’22- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.21st May’22- Moyvane for Jerry & Jenny O’Carroll, Son Christopher, Grandaughter Tracey (Aniv.), Woodgrove at 11.00am and mass in evening at 7.30pm. Sun.22nd May’22 – Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Ukraine: Peace and Justice         11.00am.

PARISH: Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. 2nd Collection at Masses weekend 14 &15th, for the Education of Clergy.

Presbytery/Office: 068 49308. Monday’s (Emergencies): 068-21188/087-2461749. Web:  Parish Office: Weds.10.00am-12.00 noon, Thurs. & Fri. 10.00am-1.00pm

PRAYER from Bishop Ray on Feast of St. Brendan, Patron Saint of Kerry, 16th May.

Help me to journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown.

Give me the faith to leave old ways and break fresh ground with you.

Christ of the mysteries, I trust in you to be stronger than each storm within me.

I will trust in the darkness and know that my times, even now, are in Your hand.

Tune my spirit to the music of heaven, and somehow, make my obedience count for You. Amen.

LISTOWEL Annual Corpus Christi Procession on Saturday, 19th June immediately after the Vigil Mass of the Feast of Corpus Christi at 7.00 p.m.

MASS on Tuesday- June 21st – St. Michael’s Cemetery at 8.00 p.m.; Wednesday, June 22nd – St. John Paul at 8.00 p.m. and Thursday, June 23rd – Finuge Cemetery at 8.00 p.m.


WIN: Congratulations to the Moyvane U15 team and management on winning the County League Final played in St. Pat’s Blennerville recently on a final score of Moyvane 4-13, Dingle 4-10.

Congratulations also to Tarbert Comprehensive school on their win in the Kerry Colleges Football,   U15 Brendan O’Shea shield final on 10th May 22, at Austin Stack Park. Score Tarbert Comprehensive 3-09, Gaelcholaiste Chiarraí 1-10. Moyvane U15 players involved, Tommy Clancy, Dillon Mulvihill, Eamon Bowler, Conor Mulvihill, Muiris Kearney, James Kissane, Mathew Quinn.

Also recent Minor NKL Div 1 Rd 2 Result: Moyvane 5 – 7 , Listowel Emmets 2 – 6.

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International Children’s Games 2022; 80 towns and cities, representing 32 countries, will be present at the University of Warwick from August 11-16. Teams are allowed a maximum of 17 athletes this year.

HELP: Information on activities and projects is available on or check  Facebook page:

TARBERT ACTIVE RETIREMENT – is on every Friday in the Tarbert Bridewell between 10.30am and 12 Noon.

Different activities every week followed by Tea/Coffee, refreshments and a chat. New members always welcome.

CLOSING: Athea branch of St Joseph’s Young Priests Society is closing. There was a branch in Knockanure many years ago.

BLOOM: Bord Bia Bloom festival which takes place in the Phoenix Park in Dublin from June 2-6, 2022.

Love Irish Food brands employ over 12,000 people in the food industries in Ireland.

UN has proclaimed 22 May the International Day for Biological Diversity to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

BIODIVERSITY:  A week of events that celebrate Kerry’s wildlife will take place from. From Saturday May 14 – Sunday May 22. Further details can be obtained from

BUMBLEBEE: The Queen in the spring will visit 6,000 flowers to get enough energy for her first batch of eggs. They have a short life. Only the mated queens survive the winter.

REGULATIONS: In view of the upcoming Fertilising Product Regulation set for July 16, 2022, the European fertilisers industry is urging the European Commission to show some flexibility around the implementation of new fertiliser regulations.

FODDER: Thousands of acres of productive land is lying idle, when cattle farmers need more fodder, government, have to receive permission for every move, and soon it will be too late.

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JOBS: THE Progressive Pathways Fair returns for people aged 16 or over, with additional support needs to find out more about their employment options. The Fair — which takes place at The Rose Hotel on Wednesday, May 18, from 11am to 4pm,

NEW Seating and shelter in Listowel Square has made many angry and upset, the way taxpayers money is being spent, not a good advertisement for greening the country. What was its CO2 footprint.

CONCERT: The Lost Souls and guests including Donal Murphy will perform at a concert in the Church of the Assumption Abbeyfeale on Friday, May 27 with proceeds to Ukraine.

THOUSANDS of people walked in the early hours of morning for Darkness into Light.

Dingle Way Challenge on 5th June.

DRAMA: Kerry Writers’ Museum, Minister Norma Foley launched exhibition of memorabilia of Kerry’s Amateur Dramatic history, on Saturday May 7 2022.

TALK: Tarbert Historical Society talk on Saturday 21 May, historian, Padraig Ó Concubhair will talk on Kerry life through the lens of an Inspector of Schools, Joseph O’Connor at 8pm.

WRITERS’  Week 2022 will run from June 1 to June 5 in Listowel.

FULL MOON on the 16th. The May full moon is sometimes known as a flower moon in the Northern Hemisphere, a tribute to the colorful blooms that appear in early spring. So the May 15 eclipse may be called a super flower blood moon. During the eclipse, the moon will be 225,015 miles from Earth.


SET Dancing in Athea on Tuesday at 9pm.

COUNTY SHOW: Kingdom County Show now in its 72nd year, one of the longest running shows in this country. This year Norma Foley and Sean Kelly made an address. Chairman of committee is James Tarrant and also involved are locals Matt Goulding and Rita Goulding.

Music and Dance Kingdom County Fair 2022.


GAA: Kerry 1-12 Tyrone 1-14. Tyrone are through to the U20 All-Ireland final after beating Kerry in Portlaoise. 8 mins gone- Kevin Goulding gets the first score from play with a point. 21 mins gone-Kevin Goulding shoots a fifth point for Kerry. 48 mins gone, Kevin Goulding puts Kerry back into the lead. Keven has many connections in the parish.

ELECTRICAL Waste Collection takes place on Friday May 20th, at the Supervalu Carpark in Ballybunion.

KERRY College Pathways are happy to announce their Open Event in the Clash Campus, Tralee V92 YE27 on Friday 27th May 11am to 2pm for anyone over 18 wishing to return to full-time education. All are welcome. For further information please email or call

Admissions Office in Denny Street, Tralee.

CYCLE: annual 600km Tour de Munster charity cycle will share the journey with Down Syndrome Ireland for the 13th successive year, is set to take place from Thursday to Sunday, August 4-7.

PARISH Priest:   Fr Brendan Duggan was ordained in Cappamore on June 21, 1975 he began his ministry in Ethiopia. Forty seven years later he has retired as parish priest in Athea. In between, the 75-year-old Holy Ghost Father worked in Rockwell College, Kenya, America, Canada and closer to home in Monaleen.

ABROAD: Kerry Group has opened a taste manufacturing facility costing €38 million in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

SOCIAL Farming;

ICMSA is calling on Glanbia to further clarify to those farmers entering – or considering entering – the Support Payment for Fixed Prices Schemes, what volumes of contracted individual supplies will be paid at what price under all schemes over the next three years to 2024. Glanbia Ireland base price increase of five cents per litre, and more is expected in the near future to compensate for input increases.

HERO: MACE has offered people in Kerry the opportunity to share in a prize-fund of €10,000 in a community initiative. MACE is asking the people of Kerry to nominate a special someone.

NEWKD office in Listowel remains open to receiving donations of clothes, medical and sanitary supplies and other appropriate items for Ukraine, this will continue into the future. Office in open Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 4.00pm.

WOMEN: new programme entitled ‘Women Active in Society – Transnational Development Programme’. To learn more and sign up, to or contact John on 0857417396. The programme is free of charge due to funding from the EU under the LEADER Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, but spaces are limited.

GREENWAY: The Rathkeale Community Council is relocating its Failte Ireland Tourist Point to the Palatine Museum at the start of the Limerick Greenway from Monday, May 9. will be available from 10 am to 2 pm Mondays through Thursdays and from 10 am to 1:30 pm on Fridays.

LEGION Legion of Mary are celebrating their 100th Birthday all this year. The Legion was founded by Frank Duff, a native son, born in Dublin in 1921.  Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne on Saturday 21st at 3 p.m. in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney, to mark the centenary.

WORLD Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, will be celebrated on Sunday 24 July.

MARCH for Life; Cork City – Friday, May 20th, Gather at Sacred Heart Church, Western Rd @ 5.45pm.

Galway City – Saturday, May 21st, Gather at Toft Park, Salthill @ 2.45.

BIKEFEST 2022; The motorcycle festival in Killarney from June 3 to 6, 2022 with its festival headquarters The Gleneagle Hotel.

ROAD: Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD,  turned the sod on the €61m Listowel Bypass project. How much of that money will eventually end up in Russia.

REFUGEES: THE Kerry Community Response Forum is organising a webinar which will provide advice to households hosting Ukrainian refugees. The online webinar will take place on Tuesday, 17 May at 7.00pm. Registration in advance is necessary via the homepage of the Kerry County Council website,

108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, slated for 25 September.

SAINT: May 15, Catholic journalists around the world will be able to count one of their number among the saints, as Titus Brandsma, a Dutch Carmelite killed at the Dachau concentration camp in 1942, is canonized in St. Peter’s Square.

MISSION: St Patrick’s Missionary Society was founded on St Patrick’s Day 1932 and for 90 years has continued the work of spreading the Gospel, following the words of Jesus:

Fr Ned McElligott- 1914–1982- Ned was born in Moyvane, Co. Kerry on the 28th of May 1914. He received his primary education at the local National School, after which he proceeded to secondary level, first at St. Michael’s, Listowel from 1927 to 1930 and then at St. Brendan’s Seminary, Killarney from 1930 to 1932. In that year, he entered St. Patrick’s College, Carlow, where he studied philosophy from 1932 to 1934. In the latter year, he entered Kiltegan and was ordained in June 1939.

From 1939 to early 1945, he worked in the then Prefecture of Calabar. He taught in Holy Family College, Abak, and later ministered in the missions of Anua, Ifuho and Edem Ekpat.

After the usual home leave, he returned to Calabar in 1946. However, an operation for an ulcer cut short his tour, and returning to Kiltegan he was Mission Representative during the years 1949 and 1950. This was followed by a stint on the college staff during the academic year of 1950-1951. In 1951 he went on parish work to the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, where he ministered in the parish of Ballon.

In October, 1954 Ned began a new phase in his life, this time in Kenya, in the Diocese of Eldoret. Here, he worked in Eldoret town, the seminary in Moi’s Bridge and finally in St. Joseph’s Teacher’s Training College, Kitale. He left Kenya in October, 1963. After his return to Ireland, he spent some time in the parish of Ballon, and was Chaplain to the Patrician Brothers. In 1964, he returned to Kiltegan and worked in the Mass Stipend Office until his death on the 2nd of June 1982.

Place of Rest: Kiltegan

RACING: Killarney Races May Festival, Sunday, 15 to Tuesday, May 17; Tralee Races (Point-to-Point Horse Racing) will take place at Ballybeggan Racecourse, Tralee on Sunday the 29th Of May 2022. Listowel Racecourse: Sat, 4th June 2022 Sun, 5th June 2022 Mon, 6th June 2022.

MOTORS: Kerry Motor Club’s 50th anniversary Kerry to take over Tralee and Dingle on May 27 and 28. Déjà vu Tralee will trace the history of motorsport in the county.

TRAVEL: 50% reduction in fares for people aged between 19 and 23. With the additional 20% fare reduction on all public transport announced as part of the government’s cost of living supports.

Fine for people in towns, but country people may have to hire car reach bus stop. Taxi cars are hard to find for short journeys.


POPE Francis is postponing his June trip to Lebanon, according to the country’s tourism minister. Walid Nassar

SUNFLOWER Day 2022 will be on Friday, 16 September.


BABY formula shortage is making life difficult for many mothers across America. More than 40 percent of formulas are unavailable, according to The New York Times.

STOLEN early May; Over €2,000 worth of goods were stolen from cars in two seperate incidents in Tralee. Cycles, beware that locks are useless , when bike can be lifted out of locking post.


INFORMBIO is one of 24 successful projects from 131 applications funded to a total of €20.1 million under the Dept. of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine’s 2021 research call.

Munster Technological University project research is funded through the Dept. of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine’s Competitive Research Call, with a budget of €996,429.91 and will run for 4 years, from 1st of March 2022 to 28th of February 2026.


PAPERS: New York NY Irish American Advocate 1972 – 0425.pdf

24 June 1972

North Kerry Milk Products—————–

Biggest factory of its  kind  in  both  Ireland  and  England      and      its       finished       product,   which  goes  into  edible  foods,  is   being  exported   to  the  American  Erie  Casein  Company  of  Illinois  which  holds  a  15  per  cent  share  in  the   North   Kerry   Company.   Of  the   remaining   85   per  cent  of  shares  half  are  held  by  the  Dairy  Disposal  Company  and   the   balance   by    nine    Co-operative  Creameries.  DYNAMIC  MANAGER  Young  dynamic  General  Manager  of   the  North  Kerry  Company  is    Mr.    Denis     Brosnan,     M.Sc,  a  native  of  Kilflynn  near  Tralee,  who  said  that  there  was  34  million  gallons  of  milk  in  the  North    Kerry    area    last    year    which  is  as  big  an  amount  as  in  the   areas   of   the   other   major   processing  groups.  At  this  time  about    11    million    gallons    of    whole    milk    and   four    million    gallons  of  skim  milk  were  being  sold   while  the  remainder  had  to  go  back to farmers.


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1937-1938 – 0672.pdf

18 June 1938

Farmers paper Liquidated; The  Irish   Farmer,   Limited,  he  said,  was  registered   on  January  26,  1920, as an industrial  and  provident  society  under  the Industrial and  Provident  Societies  Act,  1893.  The   objects   were  to  promote the interests   of   agriculture   in  Ireland  and  to publish  a weekly  news-paper  called   “The  Irish   Farmer.”


Going to Australia; by  Dr.  Prendeville,  the  Kerry-born  Archbishop  of Perth,  and the Bishops   of  the  three    Suffragan    Sees  of  Gerallon,   Kimberley and New   Norcia,  to  negotiate  on  behalf   of  the  Western    Australian    Hierarchy  with  regard  to  emigration. The  English  Hierarchy  has  given  its wholehearted  approval and support  and  110 boys   will   leave   for  the Brothers  colleges at  Clontarf,  Castledare,  Bindon,  and  Tardun,  next  month.


A  Labor  Party  meeting  at  Tralee   decided  to  name  a  candidate  for  North  Kerry.  Selection  will be made at a convention  in the  town.   A local road-worker  and a  former   Senator  are mentioned  as  likely  to be chosen


GOOSE: A    goose,   the  property    of   a   North  Kerry  cottier,  has  Just  died  at  the  great  age  of  27 years.  Every  year  for the  past   25 years,   this   goose   laid   on  an   average,  ten  eggs,  all  of  which   always  proved  fertile.




SINKING is remembered on 29th April; It is   82 years since the sinking of the French destroyer the Maille Breze. A total of 28 men lost their lives as the ship sank to the bottom of the Clyde without an enemy missile being fired.



WAR:  George Weigel of the Ethics and Public Policy Center gives important context on the Russia and Ukraine conflict. Also, Father Benedict Kiely of, an advocacy and aid organization for persecuted Christians, talks about the special need to support Ukrainians displaced in their own country by the war.

Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Audio- May 6, 2022



FERTILIZER: The biggest buyer of Russian fertilizer is Brazil, which imports about a quarter of all its fertilizer from Russia. Earlier this year, with Russian troops gathering at the Ukrainian border, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil posed for photos with Mr. Putin in the Kremlin. At the meeting, a week before the invasion, Mr. Bolsonaro said Brazil stood “in solidarity with Russia.” On the same trip, he said Brazil would double its purchases of Russian fertilizers.

After the invasion began, Mr. Bolsonaro said Brazil would remain neutral, and made clear why. “What happens 10,000 kilometers away in Ukraine has reverberations in Brazil,” he said. “We have special business with Russia.”


“For us,” he added, “the question of fertilizers is sacred.”



GARDA Centenary Events in Limerick.

June 17: Open Day @ Henry Street garda station (book a slot by email)

July 15: Free concert featuring the Garda Band @ St Mary’s Catherdal, Limerick (will be live-streamed online)

September 19 – October 2: Exhibition of garda memorabilia @ Istabraq Hall, City Hall

September 19 – October 2: Exhibition of garda memorabilia @ Kilmallock Library

October 5: Open Day @ Bruff garda station



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