Knockanuare Notes-16th October 2022

SEAT in Honour of Father Kevin McNamara, is now in place in the grounds of Knockanure Church.

HEART DAY; Sun. 16th Oct. “Restart A Heart Day.” Simple CPR & AED, Moyvane Community Sports Hall. 11.30am-1.30pm. All welcome.

SALE: Knockanure Community Centre coming on 23rd October, tabletop sale, tables supplied, for further information contact, Rosemarie on 087 3848680 or Mary on 087-6328104.

GAA Knockanure, Lotto Results from Tuesday October 11th, Jackpot was €6,100. Numbers Drawn: 2, 16, 26, and 27. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Mary Sweeney, Lissaniska; 2. Timmie Keane, Clounbrane; 3. Carla Flavin, Kilmorna; 4. Timmy Leahy, Ballygologue, and 5. Dublin Joe, c/o Kevins.

Next draw will be on next Tuesday 18th in the clubhouse and Jackpot will be €6,200.

PARISH: Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm.Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. First Holy Communion ceremonies will take place in Moyvane on Sat. 29th April at 11.00am and in Knockanure on Sat. 13th May at 11.00am. Diocesan Vacancies.  The Diocese of Kerry invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the following positions on the Diocesan Pastoral Team: 1. The role of Diocesan Advisor for Primary Religious Education, and 2. The role of Diocesan Pastoral Development Worker. Closing Date for applications Oct.’21st. For further information, check out World Mission Sunday Collection Oct. 22nd& 23rd is the Holy Father’s annual appeal to support Missionaries. Your generosity means that Missionaries can continue to share the love of God with some of the world’s most marginalised and vulnerable people. Celebrate Mission Month, join us in the Mission Month Webinar 2022 on Thurs 20th Oct. at 7.00pm with key speaker Fr. Liam O’Callaghan SSC, a Columban priest who has spent most of his missionary life in Pakistan. To register for the webinar, go to

SAINT PIO: Padre Pio devotions will take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm in Castleisland Parish Church Tuesday 18th October 2022.

PRAY: Donegal Tragedy, please pray for those who died in the tragedy and for their families, friends, and the community.

ANNIVERSARIES: Brendan Kennelly, Joan Hillard, Tom Hogan, Betty Carroll, Sr. Margaret Windle, Julia Anne Costelloe, Jack Stackpoole, Ita Vaughan, Anthony Foley, Michael Fitzmaurice, Pat Nash, Joan Woulfe, Bridget Dillane, Bridget Dalton, Ellen Orman, Paddy Horan, Nora O’Donoghue,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.15th Oct.’22- Moyvane for Ned & Mary Ellen Stack (Aniv.) & Deceased members of the Stack Family, Ned Scanlon (Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.16th Oct.’22 Knockanure for Liam Sexton (Aniv.) Knockanure at 9.30am, Mass Moyvane for Brid Flavin RIP, Recently Deceased at 11.00am; Mon.17th Oct.’22 No Mass in Church; Tues.18th Oct.’22 Moyvane for Eddie Walsh RIP Recently Deceased at 10.00am; Weds.19th Oct.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.20th Oct.’22 Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.21st Oct.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.22nd Oct.’22 Moyvane for Nora O’Donoghue nee Leahy & Leah O’Donoghue (Aniv.) Moyvane & Perth at 7.30pm; Sun.23rd Oct.’22 Knockanure for Michael Fitzmaurice (1st Aniv.) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Deceased members of McEvoy & Foley Families at 11.00am.

PRAYER: Afternoon of Prayer in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Scartaglen on Sunday October 16 commencing at 2.30pm when Noreen and Pat Buckley will be present. Everyone welcome.

AGM of Moyvane Community Sports Hall will be held in the hall on Monday, October 17 at 8.00pm. New members are welcome.

AGM of St Patrick’s Hall, Listowel will take place on Monday, 24th Oct. at 6pm. in the Hall. All are welcome.

FR. PAT MCCARTHY CD The Exile’s Return, the road to Glory CD on sale in the parish office Listowel, all proceeds to Kerry Hospice.

St Johns Theatre and Arts Centre, Listowel, Mary Culloty O’ Sullivan will present her One Woman Show ‘Fifteen’ a journey of song and dialogue back through the Eighties up to present day, Weds. Oct. 19th @8pm. Free Entry. Book your seat online or ring the Box Office.

MUSIC: Siamsa Tíre presents Cultúr, Fri 28th Oct. at 8pm.  Join the National Folk Theatre Choir and friends for a night of music, song, and dance. Call 066-7123055

ST JOHN’S Listowel: Concert- Luka Bloom on Friday 21st; Classical- West Ocean String Quartet on 27th at 8pm; Free event, Folk Saloon – with Megan O’Neill on 26th, details from 068 22566.

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BOOK: A new book on the history of the Crosbies, who were one of the leading landlord families of North Kerry for over 300 years, launched by Dr. Declan Downey at Kerry Writers’ Museum on Saturday 15th October at 8.00 pm. Written by Tarbert local historian Christopher Keane, this is his third local history book.

BOOK Written by Joe Harrington, of Lyreacrompane, has 364 full colour pages and 315 images, maps and photos is an account of the Butter Road from Kerry to the Cork Butter Market. Details from  Joe at 087 2853570.

NEW children’s book called ‘Alana Rabbit Goes To The Circus’ is the third book in the Alana series written by Joe Enright from Alderwood Road, Tralee and illustrated by Tralee woman Ciara Maher.

BABIES: There are 65 stillborn babies every day in America. Many of these deaths could have been prevented. That’s why grieving parents and others will be marching in Washington D.C. this weekend.

LOCAL Link , Route 595 Tarbert to Croom, connecting Athea.

BUS Eireann provide a daily service (Monday-Saturday). Note that this service will begin on October 23rd 2022. Buses depart Moyvane (opposite Kearney’s Bar) at 6.32am, 10.32am, 2.32pm, and 6.32pm and serves various drop off points in Limerick city.

GLIN Farmers Market: from 10am every Friday in Glin Square.

GREENWAY from Listowel to Abbeyfeale has opened, for walkers and cyclists.

The Tralee-Fenit Greenway is fully accessible to the public, according to a spokesperson from Kerry County Council. In time, it will link with a proposed Greenway from Ardfert to Listowel.

WALK: Lenamore National School Memory Run/Walk will take place on Sunday 16th October at 12 noon at Lenamore National School in aid of Kerry Specialist Palliative Care and Anam Cara Kerry. Registration will open at 11am. €10 per person/€20 per family.

FESTIVAL 28th to 31st: 29th Moyvane Village Festival 2022, Cliona Hagan is headline act for this year’s Moyvane Village Festival. She will take to the stage on the Saturday night Oct 29th of the festival weekend in the Community Sports Hall. For ticket enquiries, please email [email protected].

Friday, October 28 a Variety Concert including the one act play; Sunday, October 30 Vintage Show at 12 noon. Dog Show 1.00pm; Monday, October 31 is hunt day. See facebook for more.

FAIR in Athea on Nov. 5th.

TEAGASC  Signpost Sustainability Week from 14 – 21 October. The theme of Sustainability Week 2022 is ‘Farming for a Better Future’, when a series of public in person and virtual events will take place.–events/news/2022/teagasc-sustainability-we.php

MASS: Invitation to Medjugorje Mass, people who have been on pilgrimage to Medjugorje or who are thinking of going, are invited to Sunday Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, Milltown on Sun. Oct. 30th at 11:15a.m.  All welcome

NATIONAL Ploughing Championship the 92nd in its history – will return to Ratheniska, from Tuesday, September 19, 2023 to Thursday, September 21, 2023. The Ploughing Championships last month had a total attendance of 277,000 over the three days.

TB: In 2020, 53% of the lymph node glands from DAFM-approved factories that were submitted for analysis were found to be negative for TB.

WRITING: The eight-week programme of classes for children aged 8 and 11 years will be directed by published author Marian Relihan who also directs creative writing classes for adults in Listowel and Ballybunion on behalf of Kerry ETB.  Places on the course are limited so booking is advisable.  To book your place contact us at (068) 22212 or e-mail [email protected].





In this evening of storytelling, poetry, music & song, Bryan will be joined by his friend, poet John McGrath. John hails from Kiltemagh, Co. Mayo and is the author of three collections of poetry: Blue-Sky Day (2007) and Closing the Circle (2015) and After Closing (2021).


Daisy will be joined by The Seanchaí Ramblers led by Johnny McElligott and featuring musicians from Kerry, West Limerick and Cork.

BINGO Moyvane, Thursday night at 8.00pm. Teas and coffees will also be available.

OSKARS: This fundraiser for St. Ita’s Sheltered Housing has been rescheduled from October 2020 to Friday, October 21, 2022. Tickets available from Jane at the Day Care Centre.  Ring 068 51850.

PRESENTATION:  West Limerick Mental Health Association are sponsoring a Public Presentation by Psychologist Dr. David Coleman on Maintaining Communication with children and teenagers.  It will now take  place at the Ballroom of the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Tuesday, October 25 with doors open from 7.30pm.  Booking not necessary and admission is free.

FREE: Musical, dance and poetry performances at the Desmond Castle in Newcastle West  each Sunday evening at 6pm during the month of October, For more phone 069-77408.

FILM FESTIVAL: Celebrating its 23rd edition, this year’s festival will take place from October 20 – 23 in Killarney.

SHOW: The National Dairy Show will take place at the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, Co Cork on Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd of October 2022.

HALF Marathon in Tralee on the 30th Oct.

PAUL  Galvin on The Late Late Show on Friday night. Talking about weaving storytelling into Irish men’s clothes and taking inspiration from the GAA pitch. Paul created Keohane Athletic Club last year— to bring the stories of forgotten Irish sporting heroes into the world of fashion.

KERRY diaspora who promoted Kerry from a visitor and economic viewpoint, were honoured in Tralee recently at an event which was part of the Homecoming Kerry Festival. Honoured on the night were Dan Tim O’Sullivan; Noel O’Sullivan; Brendan Riney RIP ; Patrick McGillicuddy; Christy Kissane RIP; Denis Nolan; Liz Shanahan; Fr. John Ahern; Patsy Byrne RIP; Pat Griffin; Vincent Harty RIP; Mary Sugrue; John Murphy RIP; Sheilagh O’Connor; Monty Mythen; Sean Cahillane; Tom Roche; John Griffin; Sheilagh McCarthy; Anthony O’Gara; John Flavin RIP; Gerry Rochford and Teresa McCarthy Dixon. Diaspora, based in London, Manchester and Massachusetts.

COMFORT FOR CHEMO SOCIAL: Comfort for Chemo Hope Social will be held on November 12 in Tralee Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Contact 087 175 7885 or email [email protected]

MEMORY: Find out about memory loss and tips for coping with memory loss. Contact 1800 341 341.

HSE South Farm and Rural Stress Helpline at 1800 742 645.

STUDENTS: Host International Students at your home, details from 061 293 400.

COMPETITION for students, is more about looking at existing products/services out there on the market and using your imagination to see how you can make them better e.g. cheaper, faster, safer, more energy efficient…. the list is endless. 25,000 second level students take up the challenge every year.



TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency, are currently recruiting new foster carers to meet the growing demands for placements given the ongoing humanitarian crisis and the impact of Covid-19 in communities across Ireland. To find out more about becoming a foster carer please call 066-7184513.

CORK AUTISM ONLINE CONFERENCE 2022 – Autism: Beyond. On Sunday October 23rd – Speakers include: Dr. Temple Grandin,      Dr. Stephen Shore, Dr. Peter Vermeulen and other international speakers. Suitable for autistic people, parents, families, teachers, other professionals and anyone with an interest in autism. Learn more:

REFLEXOLOGY – Carmel Buckley from Glin is specialising in Stress Management and Anxiety. Are you ready to take a step towards a healthier you? To book your appointment call Carmel on 085-8391269. Registered member of the National Register of Reflexologists Ireland. Accredited by : Laya Healthcare, Irish Life Health and VHI Healthcare.

WORLD YOUTH DAY : 31st July – 7th August 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal. For more information, contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or [email protected]



CANCER: Did you know? 40% of cancers can be prevented simply by adopting-and sticking with-good, healthy lifestyle choices. In 2014 cancer specialists and scientists from across Europe created a code of 12 recommendations for people to follow to reduce their risk of cancer.

Breast Cancer Awareness month, Recovery Haven Kerry (cancer support house) would like to invite you, your families, and friends to join them for a cuppa at their outreach service at the Day Care Centre, Killorglin 20th Oct. from 10.00am-1pm. Come along and learn about free services.

FESTIVAL: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn School Friday 28th – Monday 31st October.

Focus on Bruff’s connection with the Kennedy family and in particular, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy.

CONCERT: with Kerry Choral Union will take place at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Wednesday 14th December at 7.30pm., hosted by Coláiste na Ríochta.

RALLY; Banna Beach Resort Kerry Winter Rally Pit Stop in the Brandon Car Park, Tralee on Sunday, October 30. Kerry Motor Club is celebrating 50 years this year.

RACE: the JT McNamara Ladbrokes Munster National on Sunday, October 23 will mark the 21st anniversary of the official opening of Limerick Racecourse at Patrickswell.

TG4 – 27/10 at 21:30: Hector Ó hEochagáin returns to his travels after 18 months grounded. The adventurer, banter-er and mischief maker in chief is primed for another set of epic adventures.

Doireann Ní Ghlacáin heads off with her fiddle on her back, to find out what is happening at the heart of the traditional Irish music scene in four different areas around Ireland. Begins on 23/10 at 21:30.

HALLOWEEN Market on Sunday 23rd Oct from 12.30pm to 4pm in Ballybunion Community Centre.

TEA Dance will be held on Oct 30th in Ballybunion Community Centre from 3pm-5pm in aid of Multiple Sclerosis.

WEEKEND to reflect, reset and restore hosted by 4 facilitators, Marian Relihan, Katie O’Brien, Susan Browne, and Cathy Healy, Ballybunion event, Contact hello@katiebridget for details.

BALLYDONOGHUE Parish Magazine. If you have any photos of family occasions, weather-related events, etc for inclusion, please e-mail to [email protected] or post to Lisselton Post Office.

FAIR: The Listowel Food Fair 2022 is hosting a presentation of Artisan food stalls and food producers as well as craft goods on Sunday October 30th, 2022. The Sunday event will be held indoors at the Listowel Arms Hotel. This event will be the culmination of the weekend long Listowel Food Fair.

FUNDRAISER planned for St Stephen’s Day, to take Sam Maguire Cup to the top of the Paps Mountains, to benefit ‘Kerry-Cork Health Link Bus’.  Funds raised will also help support St. John’s Cancer Ward and Ronald McDonald House. Donations to

BIG PINK Breakfast On October 30th in Athea Community Hall in aid of Breast Cancer,  from 10-1 pm. Tickets contact 087-3869803.

TEETH, we are told that if you wash your mouth after using toothpaste, you wash away the fluoride also.

EIGSE Michael Hartnett- guests at the festival included, singer/songwriter, Mick Hanly, piper Peter Browne, poets Kerry Hardie, Peter Sirr, Eleanor Hooker and Gabriel Fitzmaurice, author Mary Costello. Others included, Catriona Crowe, local writers Tom Moloney and Keith McCoy and wood artist Seanie Barron.

SCHOOLS Media Competition; the deadline for entries is 10 February 2023. Winners will be announced on Columban media on 13 March 2023.


OUR LADY: St. Teresa of Calcutta, the founder of the Missionaries of Charity (MC) congregation, had great devotion to Mother Mary — as witnessed by the fact that she chose Oct. 7 as the date that she founded her congregation 70 years ago.

FEAST of St. Margaret Mary is celebrated this Sunday. A sister of the Visitation Order, she is renowned for her love of the Sacred Heart and her encouragement of the devotion of the First Friday. Feast of St. Colmán of Cloyne is celebrated on Saturday 22nd Oct. This is where the Church of Ireland Cathedral is built on the site of the monastery he founded in 560AD. He was a member of the guild of poets, but under the influence of St. Brendan he renounced poetry to dedicate his life to Christ.

NEW MOON on 25th October.

POPE, The Tablet; The Second Vatican Council was the universal Catholic Church’s response to God’s love and to Jesus’ command to feed his sheep, Pope Francis said, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the council’s opening recently.

MISSION Sunday 23rd. Mission Talk – Olive Foley

THE diocese of Kerry focuses their Mission Month Webinar with Liam O’Callaghan, an Irish Columban priest working in Pakistan. The Webinar takes place on Thursday, October 20 at 7pm.

CENTENARY October 2022 of Catherine Mary Hogan: A ceremony of the passing of Catherine Mary Hogan has held recently outside John Sheahan Hardware store, Glin. A plaque was unveiled to commemorate the centenary of the death of Catherine Mary Hogan, who was caught in crossfire in Glin Square during the Civil War on October 7th. She died two days later on October 9th, 1922, on the eve of her 14th birthday.


Three daughters of Mrs. WINNIFRED LYNE who resides in Banna Ardfert, Co. Kerry, are three Sisters of the community of St. Mauer of the CHILD JESUS who are teaching and doing missionary work In Japan, their names In religion are : SR. WINNIFRED, SR. VERONICA and SR CHRISTOPHER. These noble ladies have suffered all the horrors of war.

In Tokyo they witnessed war at its worst where with the daily bombings they saw death and destruction and where over 90,000 were killed. Working with these good Sisters in a filthy prison camp was SR. ST. FRANCIS XAVIER (CATHERINE TERESA MsSWINEY), sister of the martyred

Lord Mayor of Cork City. ST. FRANCIS in her own persevering way enabled the other good Sisters to win out in the end despite all  the hardships of war and prison. This religious Order has been the worst hit of all the Catholic Orders. They have no convent in America. Mrs. MICHAEL GUINAN and Miss BRIDIE LYNE sisters of the nuns live at 443—55th St., B’ly., N. Y. and have been receiving pathetic letters from the good sisters. An entertainment and dance to aid this worthy cause will be sponsored by the Kerry Men, the Kerry Ladies Ass’n., the Tralee Social Club, the Kerry team and other organizations. Will be held in Croke Park on Washington’s Birthday, Feb. 22.

22 Feb 1947 – New York NY Irish American Advocate 1946-1948 – 0523.pdf


17 Oct 1970-  New York NY Irish American Advocate 1970 – 0696.pdf


His Eminence, Terence Cardinal Cooke, Archbishop of New York, and His Eminence, Patrick Cardinal O’Boyle, Archbishop of Washington, participated In a Concelebrated Mass, Wednesday, October 7th, at 3:30p. m., In the Church of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne at the Mission of the Immaculate Virgin, Mount Loretto, Staten Island, New York, marking the opening of the Centennial Year celebration of the Catholic child caring institution.

A former director of the Mission from 1936 to 1943, Cardinal O’Boyle will be the chief celebrant of the Mass which is expected to be attended by more than 800 Invited guests, Including civic leaders, members of the Mission’s Board of Trustees, the Sisters of Saint Francis, alumni and alumnae, clergy, and representatives of volunteer organizations and agencies Involved in child caring programs.


Albany NY Times Union 1970 – 1040.pdf

Jan 22 1970

“The villages are the worst

off.” said the Rev, Eamon McMahon, an Irish missionary in hell-pocked Owerri. They have no food, Their money is useless and we have no way of getting anything to them,”

More than 1,000 tons of food and medicine for Biafra are stacked up in warehouses


“Why do so many men have no real friends?” asked a recent essay in the U.K. Times. The essay begins with the experience of 34-year-old Max Dickens, who said, “I didn’t realize I was lonely. . . . But then in 2019 I wanted to propose to my girlfriend and found I had nobody I could ask to be my best man.” Having looked through various coworkers and acquaintances, he realized he had no close friends. He thought, “How did this happen?”



BOOK: A Sea Without Fish, By David L. Meyer and Richard Arnold Davis

During the Ordovician Period, most of North America was covered by a shallow sea. This read examines the abundance of marine fossils uncovered in the region around Cincinnati, Ohio, offering “a fascinating glimpse of a long-extinct ecosystem”.


UGANDA: On the occasion of Uganda’s 60th independence anniversary marked on October 7, Catholic Bishops in the East African nation have highlighted challenges and achievements in the country.




Try being a young Catholic- Alive Editor


CONVENT Sale 2022; Presentation Convent on Killarney’s Cathedral Place on the market, asking price of €1.5 million.


COVID 19; Florida’s surgeon general, warning men against taking the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines and highlighting an analysis claiming the shots increase the risk of cardiac-related deaths.


Arts and Disability Connect Scheme Round Two is open for submissions until 1 November, 4pm.

The scheme is designed to support individual artists with disabilities to be ambitious, develop their practice, and connect with arts organisations and arts professionals in Ireland.

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COUNCIL to appoint new biodiversity officer; Develop and implement a county biodiversity plan; to  Advise the local authority on biodiversity related issues and the authority’s obligations in relation to protecting biodiversity; Establish a county biodiversity forum;  Assist local authority departments in integrating biodiversity into their actions and policies through training and supporting information dissemination, and Promote new biodiversity initiatives based on best conservation practice.


SUPPORT: In places like Afghanistan, Syria, Ukraine, Kenya, and many other countries, World Vision is working in partnership with the U.S. Government and local partners to not only provide urgently needed food, health and psychosocial services to children on the front lines – but also to empower families through development programs to lift themselves out of poverty and live full lives.


The Autumn General Meeting of the of the Irish Episcopal Conference concluded in Maynooth yesterday, 5 October. During their meeting, bishops warmly acknowledged the deep commitment to the faith and the hard work of the Legion of Mary, in this its centenary year.




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