Knockanuare notes- 17th April 2022

PADRE Pio April Devotions at Castleisland on Tuesday 19th April 7.30pm, Broadcast live without a congregation.

PARISH: Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm.

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

Trocaire Boxes, please return, at Mass times, into the basket at the back of the Church. 2nd Collection will take place at all Masses Saturday 23rd April & Sunday 24th April for Peter’s Pence.

Wearing of Masks at Church services is recommended.

Rosary at the Grottos, The Rosary will be prayed each day during the month of May at hundreds of grottos around the Island of Ireland. For details www.coastal

VOLUNTEER: Lay people taking leadership roles in the Diocese of Kerry, the new volunteer Ministry of the Lay Pastoral Leader is being introduced as a response to the changing needs of parish communities. If you are interested in this ministry, for more information, check out

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY:  Ceremonies from 2.30pm on Sunday April 24 in the Church of the Assumption. Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated In St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney on Sunday 24th April at 3pm, preceded by the Rosary at 2:40pm. All Welcome. Contact Mary 086 0529008.

DEATH Joseph O’Connor, Cockhill, Tarbert, on April 11th 2022. Predeceased by his parents Michael Joseph and Sarah, his nieces Maeve and Marguerite and nephew Ruairi. Survived by sisters Marie Harnett (Abbeyfeale), Eileen Geraghty (UK), Kitty Kane (Cork), Anne (Caherdavin) and Goretti Moynihan (Adare), his brothers Pat (Tralee), Anthony (Galway), Mossie (Cork) and David (Derrynane and Dooncaha), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, his nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and  grand-nephews.

DEATH of Betty Greaney (née Horgan), Bunagarha, Listowel and late of Leitrim Middle, Moyvane and Twogneeves, Brosna, on April 10th, 2022, wife of the late Mike. Survived by her sons Kevin and Tom, daughters Marguerite, Catherine, Lisa and Noreen, her 16 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, brother Tony, sister Jean, sons-in-law John, Darren, Jonathan and Steve, daughters-in-law Elisa and Siobhan, sister-in-law Nora, nephews, and nieces.

DEATH of Bridget (Bridie) Carmody (née Ahern) of Willow Place, Listowel, on Friday 8th April. Mother to her two sons Thomas and Danny, grandmother to Ronan, Conor, Jason, Cheryl, Louise & Ellie, missed by her nephew Seamus, nieces Marie, Bernie and Theresa.

DEATH of Kathleen Woulfe (née Fealy) of Cratloe West, Athea, Kathleen (formerly of Abbeyfeale) on Tuesday 12th April, 2022. Predeceased by her parents Patrick & Nora Fealy, Abbeyfeale Hill, husband Tom, daughters Nora and baby Woulfe, brother Charlie, sisters Mary, Eily & Margaret. Sadly missed by her sons Jimmy (Tralee), Paddy (Athea), daughters Betty O’Connor, Carrickerry, and Brenda McMahon, Gortnagross, sister Nora Mary, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild, sons in law Paddy & Sean, daughter in law Philomena, brother in law Thady, sisters in law Peg, Bet & Kit, nephews, and nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: Josie O’Sullivan, Kit Culhane, Patsy Flynn, Emer Ward, John Dunne, Matt Kennelly, Denis Fitzgerald, Paddy Carroll, Nora M Cronin, Nell Heffernan, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Paddy Barrett, Peg O’Sullivan, Nora Fitzgerald, Ian Cahill, Peggy O’Connor, Ann Kennelly, Sr. Marcellina O’Sullivan, Marie McEllistrim, Angela Kearney, Sheila Furlong, Sr. Eileen Scanlon, Sean Collins, Martin Mulvihill, Con Carmody, Mai Liston, Tom Finucane, Tom Heffernan, Conor King,

MASS INTENTIONS; Sat. 16th April Moyvane- Holy Saturday for Micheal “Mike” Greaney (Anniv.) at 9.00pm; Sun. 17th April Knockanure- Easter Sunday for Pat O’Carroll (Anniv.) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for John Shanahan & his father Patrick, deceased members of Shanahan & Egan Families at 11.00am; Mon. 18th Apr.’22- No Mass in Church; Tues. 19th Apr’22 Moyvane for Micheal, Anne & Denis Hanrahan “The Hill”, (Anniv.) at 10.00am; Wed. 20th. Apr’22- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs. 21st Apr.’22- Moyvane for Tom Dunne, Recently Deceased at 10.00am; Fri.22nd Apr.’22- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10am and mass in evening for Teresa Kennelly (Anniv.) 7.30pm; Sat. 23rd Apr.’22- Moyvane for Jim Fitzgerald (Anniv.) Aughrim at 7.30pm; Sun.24th Apr.’22

Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Angela Kearney (1st Anniv.) at 11.00am.

CHANGE: Listowel sacristan Catherine O Donnell is finishing up as sacristan having been on duty since August 2013.

ADORATION Listowel takes place every Wednesday straight after 10.30am. Mass until 1.00 p.m.  Should a funeral take place on the day it will be cancelled.


GREENWAY projects in County Kerry will be known as the ‘Kingdom of Kerry Greenways.

EARTH Day April 22nd. Full Moon was on April 16th. Sunday 24th Divine Mercy.

NEW SKILL:  There’s a course starting shortly at the old Tech, Abbeyfeale on how to convert a van into a working camper van. Ring 068 31198 for all the details.

MOYA FESTIVAL 2022: Meditation, Ocean, Yoga, Art May Bank Holiday weekend on 29th April to 2nd May. Bookings by Text: 087 7837448 Facebook: @moyaballybunion

Fr. Sean Hanafin will be holding a talk on the Spirituality of the stained Glass windows as part of the festival on Monday 2nd May at 2 p.m. All welcome.

O’SHEA’S of Kerry, Coach to Knock Shrine Mercy Sunday, April 24th, Coaches Depart: Tralee at 7:30am, Listowel at 8:00am and Abbeyfeale at 8:15am. €40 Per Person. Contact: O’Shea’s @ 066-7180123.

COLLECTION: Moyvane Development Association’s annual Church Gate Collection will take place after Mass this Saturday April 16th & Sunday 17th.

CLOTHING collection; Murhur National School Moyvane will hold a spring clothing collection. Drop off point is the old dressing rooms in Moyvane GAA sportsfield on the following dates and times: Saturday, April 23, 2022 10.00am to 12 noon. Wednesday April 27, 2022 7.00pm to 8.00pm.

NOTICE: Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 991 6791 or 087 744 0729.  Website is

Recovery Haven Kerry will host a free online course for those supporting a loved one with cancer, Tues. Apr. 26th, run weekly, via Zoom from 10.30am to 1pm. 2 1/2hours, one day a week, for six weeks.

JOBS: Kerry Jobs Fair 2022 which will take place on Monday 25th April at the Rose Hotel , Tralee from 10am-3.30pm.

RACES Killarney; MayFest takes place from Sunday, 15th to Tuesday 17th.

HISTORY: Tarbert Historical and Heritage Society talk at Tarbert Bridewell on Saturday 23 April at 8 pm. Patrick Lynch will give a talk on ‘Policing in Tarbert and 100 Years of an Gárda Síochána’.

GLÓRACH:   Sliabh Notes are to play at the Fleadh by the Feale festival main concert at the Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale on Saturday,  April 30, doors 7:30pm, start 8pm, Adm €15. Tickets go on sale soon from Sheehys Hardware Store & Slice of Life or direct from the Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale contact 087 1383940.

PLAY: Playboy of the Western World will be staged at St John’s Listowel from 19th to 24th April, details from 068 22566.


KERRY Writers’ Museum


GRANTS and Artists Bursaries from the Council for 2022. A total of €35,000 was awarded to 39 applicants for the Arts Act Grant –funding arts festivals and events across the county in 2022.

HELPLINES: Bodywhys Eating Disorders Associations of Ireland

DAWN Mass Castleisland on April 17th. at 6am in St John’s Graveyard, Castleisland. Also Dawn Mass has  returned to Annagh Burial Ground on Easter Sunday morning at 6am.

NURSES: “The total exclusion of the voice of the largest group of health professionals is a mistake.

KNOCK: Escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine and Mayo, 25th April.

Return bus (various pickups) with 4 Nights Full Board in Knock House Hotel.  Day trips to Westport, Ballintubber Abbey, Croagh Patrick, Fr. Peyton Centre & National Museum. Evening Entertainment.  €570pp sharing and €75 single supplement. Contact Patricia on 087 1890 236.

RIVERFEST in Limerick on May Bank Holiday Weekend.

POETRY Day Ireland takes place on Thursday 28 April 2022 and the theme is ‘Written in the Stars’. Whether you share a poem, read a poem, speak a poem, participate in a Poetry Day Ireland event or programme your own event on the day, everyone is invited to join in and celebrate.

MAGAZINE: The BPM committee is busy planning the next edition of Ballydonoghue Parish magazine. Entries are welcome for the Maurice Walsh Creative Writing, the Jonnie Bambury Poetry, Marie Kennelly Photographic competitions. Also, it is actively seeking a sponsor for the Second Level Competitions. Photographs, both old and new, are the lifeblood of the magazine. Please forward pics of any occasion to the Parish Magazine, Lisselton Post Office, e-mail to [email protected] including as much detail as possible and name and address for return of hard copies.

WALK: Saturday 7th May – At 4.15am Darkness into Light walk at Tarbert.

HOSPITAL-  1,895 people have been waiting over 18-months for outpatient care at University Hospital Kerry, according to news reports. Out-patients appointments and elective surgery have restarted at UHK.

U.S. Federal officials have extended the mask mandate for planes, trains, and buses.

MATERIAL for a new book about Ballyheigue in the years 1914 to 1923 is being prepared for publication. The title is: Ballyheigue In Arms, 1914-1923. It will cover the period of the Great War, the War of Independence, and the Civil War.

Please make contact with Bryan MacMahon at [email protected]

CUL CAMP register online at takes place in Athea from 11th – 15th of July 2022.

BAN on the sale and supply of turf rule’s due to be introduced in September. Small man penalised while half a million pass through Dublin Airport recently. Climate change, the best solution is for people to change from me me to fraternity. E30 million spent on Easter eggs this year according to news, how much global warming did they cause. 4,000 vacant properties in Limerick and almost €1million outstanding in vacant site levies, these are adding to global warming, as other houses have to be built, when they could suffice.

FARMING: A series of 130 actions are set to be delivered in 2022 under an annual plan for the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM). The document was published on Thursday, April 14 by Minister for Agriculture.


TRUE or False:  each year, some 1,300 people die prematurely in Ireland due to air pollution from solid fuel burning. There were total of 31,765 deaths registered in 2020 for Ireland.

OPW: On the first Wednesday of each month, many OPW Heritage Sites offer Free Admission to visitors and families. A list of participating sites appears on the OPW website

HSE Were investigating parties held during lockdown in February, we have nothing since. They were going to spend health money on a job in Trinity and do we know how many other such jobs are being paid for from heath budget, while people are waiting for hours in the emergency area, and no staff to cater for them.

UL Hospitals Group, visiting slots for one visitor per patient, in line with national guidance on infection prevention, must be booked through the online booking system.

FEAST of St. Neachtan of Fionnuir (Co. Meath) is celebrated on Fri. 22nd April. He is the patron saint of Tarbert (Kilnaughtin).

HOLY WELL visits on Sunday’s were always a tradition in the Parish, up to recent times.

COINCIDE: This Holy Saturday the  Catholic Church will turn its eyes toward Benedict XVI. It will be his 95th birthday and his liturgical birthday. Both coincide this year for the last time in the long life of Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger (unless he lives until his 106th birthday in 2033). In 1927, April 16 fell on Holy Saturday, as it does again this year.

WALL: Climbing Wall was recently sponsored by Kerry Crusaders for Listowel Boys School.

GREENWAY: Limerick SpringFest at the Barnagh Greenway Hub


ARTS: This Kerry County Council sponsored 2 Week Residency at the nationally and internationally acclaimed Cill Rialaig artist retreat in Ballinskelligs will allow two Kerry based visual artists 2 weeks accommodation in Cill Rialaig. Applications are limited to visual artists with a connection to the County – either from or living in Kerry. Entries should include an artist statement and CV along with images of no more than three examples of current and past work.

All entries must be submitted by 4pm Thursday April 21 via email arts[at]kerrycoco[dot]ie or if necessary via post to Arts Office, Kerry County Council, County Buildings, Rathass, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

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We are delighted to announce Garageland Ireland as one of our key partners for Crunniú na nÓg on Saturday 11th June. They are looking for musicians (bands/musical groups/solo performers) aged 12-18 yrs in Kerry to perform in concerts in St John’s Theatre & Arts Centre on the day.

If you would like to take part or find out more information, email ‘YES GALAXYZ/Kerry’ to [email protected] before 22nd April.


SCAMS: Top Three Social Media Scams; Investment Scams; Romance Scams, and Online Shopping Scams.

GAA: New York NY Irish American Advocate 1925-1927 – 0151.pdf

April 4

North Kerry and Kerry Selected match in Listowel———————-—-

Shortly   after    the   advertised    time,    the  teams    were  set     in  motion     and     from   the  throw-In   North  Kerry   pressed  strongly,  but  were  unable  to  penetrate  the  sound  defense   of  the  opposing  back  division.    Give  and  take  play  followed,   and   North    Kerry,   who   appeared   to  be  the   better   trained   combination,   took   the  lead   and   the   short   whistle   found   them   leading   by    four    points  to  nil.  On   resumption   the   Kerry    selected    team  showed   up  to   better   advantage,   but  were  unable  to  cope  with  the  sustained rushes  of  their  opponents,  who  were  ably  led  by  the  indomitable   Con   Brosnan.    ‘ Towards    the    finish     play     lacked   somewhat   in   vigour   and   interest     When   the   final   whistle   sounded   the  score  stood:  North  Kerry,  7  points  (and   the   disputed   goal);   Kerry    Selected,  nil.  For the  winners.   Brosnan,   Mahony,   Stack, Kearns,  O’Sullivan   and   Walsh   were   most   prominent,   while   for    the    losers   Barrett.   Moriarty   and   Landers   gave  an   able  exhibition   of  the   Gaelic   Code. The    match  was    referred     by  Tom  Costelloe,  one   of  the   old  Kerry   champions,  and   gave     admirable     satisfaction.


Round trip to Ireland; ROUND    TRIP,   3rd   Class,  $150; One  Way  $85   according  to   Ship.


The    1924   All-Ireland   football    final  between  Dublin  and   Kerry   has   been   definitely   fixed   for   Sunday,  April 26, at Croke  Park.


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1916-1918 – 0622.pdf

C April

Deep regret is expressed among his colleagues and the general public at the death which occurred rather unexpectedly of M. Stack, N.T Ballindine. A native or Listowel, he held the Carlysle and Blake Premium

The news of the sudden death of Mrs. C. Mulvihill near Newtownsandes has created a great shock to the community as the deceased who was mother of M. C Mulvihill, R.D.C., —————————-

The funeral of Mrs. Gibson, Listowel, widow of T. Gibson, draper; mother of Dr. M. Gibson, Richmond Hospital, Dublin, and sister of J Stack, ex-M.P., was largely attended by both clergy and laity.

A young horse the property of John Broderick, Caherlane, Abbeyfeale took flight outside the town a few days ago and to prevent the animal running through the town the driver faced him for the road fence which he cleared and was strangled on the other side before he could be detached from the cart.

Tralee Guardians have congratulated Mrs. Maud Welsh on her appointment as Superintendent under the National Service Scheme.

The late Capt. M. J. Collis Sandes (of Tralee) killed In action, left £45,102, and bequeathed £3,000 each and household and personal effects to his three sisters, Joan, Margaret and Doris, and £250 a year to his aunt, G. Collis, with the residue for all his sisters.


TITANIC: When the Titanic set out on her maiden voyage in 1912, she was the largest vessel in the world with a passenger capacity of 2,435. The RMS Titanic sank in the early morning hours of 15 April 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean, four days into her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.  Those who had escaped the Titanic watched helplessly from the lifeboats as the figures on deck grew ever dimmer and the sounds of hymns and prayers now mingled with wailing.


Noting the first incursions of dark waters upon the deck, the priest made himself as visible as he could before those assembled and then proceeded to raise his hand in one last act of blessing and absolution. Then, with his crucifix and rosary and in his hand, Father Byles began once more to lead those gathered around him in the recitation of that ancient prayer as the band continued to play.


Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;

The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.

Hold … Thy cross before my closing eyes …

In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.



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BISHOP of Limerick; “We imagine the plight and trauma of families, mothers and children. Young adults realise young people of their age, men and women, have been called to war. We all feel threatened by how war can so easily escalate in a way we’d have never foreseen possible in Europe.”


Bishop Leahy, however, urged young people to open up to issues, not least of they are feeling anxious and said we need look no further than US Masters champion Scottie Scheffler in how he overcame the weight of the pressure he felt on Sunday morning.


The Bishop of Limerick said in conclusion that Scheffler “spoke about being almost overwhelmed the morning of the final round, breaking down in tears, talking about not being ready ‘for this’. Like so many of us he turned to an ally for support, his wife Meredith, who asked, ‘who are you to say you are not ready’. They then talked about God’s will. ‘God is in control and the Lord is leading me. And if today is my time, then it’s my time’, he said. Peace and calm can come in troubled waters if you put your faith in those closest to you and in God.”



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