Knockanuare notes -17th july 2022

WELCOME  visitors to our Parish and wish you a happy and relaxing stay.

PARISH Graveyard Masses will take place this year as follows: Friday 29th July at 8.00pm Ahavoher Cemetery; Tuesday 2nd August at 8.00pm Knockanure Cemetery, and Wednesday 3rd August at 8.00pm Murhur Cemetery. Duagh Graveyard Mass will take place on Thursday July 28 at 8pm.

Moyvane Knockanure Graveyards Committee Ahavoher graveyard clean up on Mon. July 18th 7pm. All welcome. Please attend to your own graves.

Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Adoration Listowel takes place every Wednesday straight after 10.30am. Mass until 1.00 p.m. New adores welcome from 12 noon to 1pm.

GAA Knockanure,  Lotto Results for Tuesday July 12th, Jackpot €4,800. Numbers Drawn: 1, 2, 18, and 25. No winner. Lucky Dips of €25 went to: 1. Seán and Nathan Barry, c/o John Barry; 2. Tady Finucane, Lissaniska; 3. Patrick O Sullivan, Abbeyfeale; 4. John Looney, Knockanure, and 5. Roseanne and Billy, c/o Kevins Bar. Next draw is on July 19th in the clubhouse. All are welcome. The Jackpot will be €4,900.

MEMORIAL Book of deceased Parish Priests, would be a great asset to all of us, also to show our appreciation for their labours and guidance.

GOLDEN JUBILEE: Fr. Breen was curate in Duagh in 1975/1976 and is now celebrating his golden jubilee. To celebrate Fr Breen is saying Mass On Tuesday July 19th at 7.30pm in Duagh, joined by Fr Tom & Fr. Jack. After Mass there will be tea served in the Presbytery. Please in.

DEATH of Michael (Mike) O’Halloran, late of Beenanaspig, Athea and Staten Island, New York.

Passed away on July 7, 2022, at the age of 101. A funeral service held on Wednesday, July 13th 2022 at the St. Ann’s Church (101 Cromwell Ave, Staten Island, NY 10304).

DEATH on July 10th 2022 of Tony McCarthy, Listowel, and formerly of Raheny, Dublin, and late of St Paul’s College, Sybill Hill Road. Husband of Carmel and father of Donal, Maria, Catherine, Tammy and Helen, Grandad of Myles, David, Kate, Luke, Kerry, Aisling, Tadhg, Erin, Dylan, Emily, Anthony and Cillian. Missed by his brother Tommy and sisters Ena O’Leary, Nora and Mary, his daughter-in-law and sons-in-law. Predeceased by his brother Michael.

DEATH of Mickey Barry, Ballingown, Lisselton, on July 8th, 2022. Predeceased by his wife Sheila Buckley, sisters Lizzie and Sr. Margaret. Survived by his sons Michael, Tim, Kevin and Pat, daughters-in-law Una, Christine, Niamh and Tim’s partner Charlotte, grandchildren Emma, Eoin, Ciaran, Mary, Megan, Tadhg, Caoimhe, Shauna, Odhran, Mairéad and Sinéad, brother Patsy, sister Mary Ann, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews,and nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: Paddy Cronin, Peggy Horan, Timmy Noonan, Bridie Mai Moore, Fr. William Buckley, Tom Sullivan, Margaret Horgan, Nora Reidy, Bridget Collins, Jack McKenna, Nancy Langan, Mary Scanlon, Hannah Ferguson, Bill Enright, Nora Moore, Mary O’Donoghue, Maurice Stack, Patrick Shanahan, Lil Stack,  Sr. Joan Bowles Ballyloughran and Limerick Youth Service (20th Anniversary).

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.16th July’22- Moyvane for Timothy Noonan (1st Aniv.) at  7.30pm; Sun.17th July’22- Knockanure for Pat Lynch (Aniv.) & Deceased family members, Lower Carrueragh at 9.30am, and Masss Moyvane for                Tess Mulvihill (Aniv.) at 11.00am; Mon.18th July’22-Moyvane No Mass in Church; Tues.19th July’22 Moyvane for Maurice Kearney RIP Manchester and formerly Kilbaha at 10.00am; Weds.20th July’22- Knockanure a Private Intention at        10.00am; Thurs.21st July’22-Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.22nd July’22- Knockanure a                Private Intention at

10.00am; Sat.23rd July’22-Moyvane for Hughie Fitzmaurice (Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.24th July’22,

Knockanure for Nora Moore & Husband Jimmy & Son Willie (Aniv.) Knockanure at 9.30am, and Mass

Moyvane for Kate & Michael Flaherty & Daughter Mary (Aniv.) Woodgrove at 11.00am.

Omission.  Error in last week’s newsletter; Anne Fitzmaurice was omitted from those forming The Parish Pastoral Council. Apologies.

Fr. Seán Jones: Bishop Ray Browne has announced that Fr Seán will be concluding his appointment here in St John’s Parish, Tralee on Wednesday 20th July. Fr. Seán has been in Tralee for past four years, his new assignment in The Killarney Pastoral Area and to minister in Killarney Parish.

LITTER: The government are sleeping on the job and concentration on foreign affairs where they have little influence. While every town and village are without drinking water tap. Ballybunion was crowded during the fine weather and countless plastic bottles were thrown away, as there was no place to refill. Even in Killarney the rare water tap is hidden and not marked. Having searched several towns, only found a few, and the general public do not know their location.

TEA DANCE:  Plaza Hall, Listowel on Sunday, July 17 at 3pm in aid of Ard Churam Fuchsia Centre for Dementia/Alzheimer.

BANDS: Battle of the Bands final at Mike the Pies July 22nd.

MUSIC and song at Mountcoal Clubhouse on Friday 22nd of July at 7.30pm, to meet and greet The Kerry Rose, MC for the night is Billy Keane.

BOOK of 227 new tunes across the various rhythmic genres of Irish music, including Jigs, Reels, Slides, Polkas, Hornpipes, Waltzes and Planxties. Was recently launched by Jackie Daly, he was born at Kanturk.

WORLD Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on Sunday 24th July. Knock:  A bus will leave the Community Centre, Lixnaw for Knock on Sunday, 24th July at 7am.  Anybody interested in going please get in touch with Margaret (066)  71 32515 or Mary (087) 950 1929.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE Spiritual Director: Fr. Francis Nolan 21st—28th September 2022

Return flights from Cork. For details & bookings contact: Maura O’Keeffe Harcksen (Tralee) Tel: 066 7127143 or 087 1517696.

EVENTS: Listowel Family Resource Centre Family Fun Day Sat. 23rd July 1.00pm – 4.00pm.  Fire Brigade, Garda cars, Magic by Tommy, Face Painting etc.

Brain Health Event being held in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee on July 21st at 7pm. Keynote speaker Professor Iracema Leroi will discuss how to maintain brain health and the importance of forward planning in the event of loss of memory.  Free event, call/email Catherine 086-7809989 or [email protected]

Youth 2000 Summer Festival for young people aged between 16 and 35. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thurs. 11th Aug. to Sun. 14th Aug.’22. For more information and to book your place go to

The annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage takes place on Sunday July 31st at Croagh Patrick.  Confessions on the summit 7:30am – 2:00pm.  Mass hourly from 8:00am – 2.00pm

Recovery Haven Kerry – (Cancer Support house) will have a Bereavement Coffee morning at the house 7 Haigs Terrace, Tralee, Mon. 25th July at 10.30am. This support group is for people who are bereaved through cancer. Just drop in on the day for a cuppa and a chat.

On Radio Kerry, Listen to Horizons Summer Feature Programs on Sunday mornings at 9, followed by Mass live from Our Lady and St. Brendans’s, Tralee. Just A Thought is also broadcast twice daily on weekdays at 7.30 am and 12 noon. Enjoy!

Celebrating Local Traveller Pride week, All are invited to a special Mass on Tuesday July 19th @ 5pm in St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney. Organised by the diocesan JPIC committee, it marks Local Traveller Pride Week.

LOCAL connection, Namir and Kay Karim Love from Iraq to Kerry on Radio Kerry at 9 am on 24July. Namir and Kay tell their love story which began in war time Iraq. Kay retires from nursing and Namir works in his Ballybunion restaurant. Ancestors of Kay, the O’Keefe Family came from Kilmorna.


Weekly Radio Programme –  Horizons on Radio Kerry at 9 am  followed by Mass from Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church Tralee.

RAMBLING HOUSE:  Jim Lyons’s Rambling House in Knockalougha is back on the third Tuesday of each month so in July it will be held on Tuesday 19.

TINTEAN Theatre Ballybunion on July 24th.  Three legends of traditional Irish music will perform at Ballybunion Arts Festival. Dermot Byrne is on the button accordion, Steve Cooney is on guitar and Dezi Donnelly will play fiddle.

ARTS FESTIVAL 21ST TO 24TH JULY at Ballybunion: event wants to create a diverse programme of Theatre, Poetry, Performance, Music, Visual Art and Workshops for artists and audiences who want to experience a festival of fun and engagement. Log onto www.ballybunionartsfestival for more.

DANCING Ballybunion every Tuesday night from 7.30pm upstairs in the Community Centre.

SWIM: The Glin Estuary Swim takes place on Saturday 23rd July and this year’s chosen charity is Fighting Blindness. Sponsorship cards can be collected from Marie at Geoghegans Bar.

Swimming Lessons Glin Pier; Limerick County Water Safety are delighted to announce that swimming/lifesaving classes will take place this summer at Glin Pier (subject to availability of instructors).– Registration 14th August at 12p.m at Glin Pier.

RACING: Galway Races Festival runs from Monday, July 25 to Sunday, July 31. In total Tote’s new and returning staff will number approximately 300 over the seven days of the festival.

REEK Sunday pilgrimage takes place on Sunday July 31st at Croagh Patrick.  Confessions on the summit 7:30am – 2:00pm.  Mass hourly from 8:00am – 2.00pm.

LOCK your Car; One in three cars broken into in Limerick, were not locked.

GARDA: Property marking free of charge, in conjunction with An Garda Siochana & other stakeholders will take place at the following venue…Venue: Abbeyfeale GAA Club Date: 21st July 2022. Time: 10am – 1pm. All you need is your Eircode.

GARDAÍ in Limerick are investigating reports of people being contacted by blackmailers demanding money under threat of sharing pornographic videos on line.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP – meet every Friday in the Tarbert Bridewell between 10.30am and 12 Noon. They have different activities every week followed by Tea/Coffee and a chat. New members are welcome.

AGE Action;

Privacy laws are making life and living for vulnerable people, much more difficult, compassionate dealing with affairs, should be first and foremost.

LIVING WELL:  This is a programme for adults with long term health conditions.  It is suitable for those over 18 and living with one or more long term health conditions or caring for someone with a long term health condition.  It is not suitable for people with significant memory or learning difficulties.  A free Living Well programme runs for 6 weeks with one workshop of two and a half hours per weekend.  For further details contact Philip Hennessy on 087 1799396 or email [email protected] or Liz Cox on 087 1799392 [email protected]


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WATER SUPPLY problems are the constant worry for many families and businesses in the locality.

LIBRARY; My Little Library Bag is available for all children preparing to go to primary school this year.

STUDENT Grant Scheme on citizensinformation.ie or you can call 0818 07 7860.

AGRICULTURE: 808 pupils listed agriculture courses as their first choice on their CAO application this year, last year it was 860.

LETHAL: July is statistically the most lethal month on Irish farms.

KERRY have announced that its base price for June milk supplies will increase to 53.5c/L.

MUSHROOM exports were €151 million in 2021. 34 mushroom growers working 40 farms in this country, employing 3,221 people.

FLOWERS: Find display of wild flowers along our country roads at present and more are on their way.

KNOCK: A Journey in Hope: National Novena at Knock Shrine from 14 – 22 August

A unique feature of this year’s Novena will be the ‘Synod Tent’, where members of the public will be invited to learn more about the Synod and what it means for all of us.

CELEBRATION: Sunday, August 28th has been chosen for Athea and district celebration, of Kieran and Val Murphy’s contribution to the local community since 1984.


TOGETHER: KerrySciTech & it@cork, coming together of both organisations will have significant benefit for the Technology sector in Kerry and Cork.

WHATS ON, many events listed including; Balm for the Homesick, Pathways/Cosán This virtual exhibition by visual artist Bernie Joyce explores how the Connemara people and landscape inspired Patrick Pearse as a teacher, writer and leader. Pathways sends the viewer on a journey back in time to when the Celtic Revival was in full swing.

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PRIESTS: Fr. Willie Russell, Co-Parish Priest of the Pastoral Unit made up of the parishes of Rathkeale, Ballingarry/Granagh, Knockaderry/Cloncagh to be Co-Parish Priest of the Unit made up of parishes of Abbeyfeale, Athea, Templeglantine, Tournafulla/Mountcollins. Fr Russell will reside in Abbeyfeale

KERRY Samaritans are hosting a fundraising cycle, starts 9am on Saturday, August 13 and ends at John Mitchels GAA Complex. For full details

OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2022-2031 provides a consensus assessment of the ten-year prospects for agricultural commodity and fish markets at national, regional, and global levels, and serves as a reference for forward-looking policy analysis and planning. Projections, details below;;jsessionid=NnI1VhPRs1C0hZ8wO6EN9fGGWYfDtcE3LEUVVD5K.ip-10-240-5-23


CSO; environment-related taxes collected in Ireland rose by 7% last year, to €4.8 billion. This figure is made up of 64% energy and 36% transport taxes.

ADVERTISMENTS should carry their CO2 footprint, then green people can choose easier.

Euro and U.S. dollar reached parity recently for the first time in 20 years.

TRADITIONAL Trades Fair in Ballylongford 30th and 31st July and Sean McCarthy Festival Finuge 29th.

PUCK Fair on August 10th to 12th in Killorglin.

HOUSING: The Presentation Sisters helping Limerick City and County Council to convert their convent at Castlefarm, Hospital into apartments.

HOUSE sharing and renting surplus accommodation could relieve the pressure on housing stock, if government had a system where you’re past rental history is recorded. Large new houses could be designed for dividing, when partner and family, find they have surplus space.

JOB: The Diocese of Lancaster Youth Service are looking for a Programme Leader to join their team for the coming year. It’s a chance to work at our retreat centre, Castlerigg Manor, in the English Lake District, and occasionally in schools and parishes around the area. For more information contact [email protected]

WAR: U.S. security aid to Ukraine estimated at $8 billion since early 2021—and $2.2 billion in the last three weeks. U.S. Central Command announced  a drone strike in north-western Syria, killing Maher al-Agal—the Islamic State’s highest-ranking official in Syria.

GUNS: gunmen killed 15 people at a bar in Soweto, South Africa, on Sunday morning. Police said 23 people were shot in total.

COST: Media reports that 1,000 Ukrainian refugees would cost E33million a year to house them in a hotel.

U.S: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, said in 2017 that while “first-generation immigrants are more costly to governments than are the native-born,” the “second generation are among the strongest fiscal and economic contributors in the U.S.”

UN reports the global population will be 8 billion by the end of 2022.

BORRIS Johnson, whose maternal great-grandfather, Elias Avery Lowe, was a Moscow-born Jew, showed familiarity with Jewish customs and used a Yiddish word, kvetch — which means to whine.

COVID: About 32,500 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S., up from 27,000 two weeks ago.

PAPERS: New York NY Irish American Advocate 1932-1934 – 1124.pdf


B. Long, N. T. Pter View, Dingle, has been appointed teacher at Ballinskelligs National School. His

many friends congratulate him on his appointment.


Judge David D. Leahy, a veteran journalist of Wichita, Kansas, U. S. A., and who spent some years as a draper in Wichita, has written an appreciation of the late Sister Agnes Flynn, who recently died in Kansas.

The death occurred at The Kerries, Tralee, of David Dillane, at the grand old age of 90 years.

The funeral of Sister Theophane (Buckley) took place to Glasnevin Cemetery. A native of Cahirciveen,

deceased was 76, and all her religious life was spent in the care of the sick poor.


San Francisco has lost one of its oldest and most popular priests in Rev. M. Kennelly, born in Newtownsandes, North Kerry, about 79 years ago.

Last week a well-known and popular resident of Glounthane, Patk. O’Donoghue, was laid to rest in Cillananam. One of a family whose inheritance was the mantle of the bards, he is widely regretted


Mother Agnes Flynn, of the Sisters of Charity, daughter of the late Wm. Flynn, Main street. Abbeyfeale, died at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka, Kansas, U. S. A. Deceased went to Kansas In 1880. She celebrated her golden Jubilee two years ago. Three of her sisters are in the Order in U. S. A.


The tender of J. C. MacMahon, Ennis, was accepted by Kilkee Town Commissioners for the erection of 32 houses at Church road for £9,040


On the Sports Field, Foynes, last Sunday, Glin and Newtown Rangers met in the county senior football final, Glin being the winners by 1 goal 4 points to 1 goal for Newtown Rangers.

The death of Michael Stackpoole, Ballyguiltenane, has occasioned deep regret. The deceased was In his early twenties and was a great favourite with all who knew him. ‘


Miss Ellie O’Connell, daughter of W. P. O’Connell of Mountcolllns, arrived home from New York, U. S. A., after an absence of seven years.


The following marriages took place at Tournafulla recently: John Murphy of Cragg, Mountcolllns, to Miss Ita Roche of Caherlevoy, Mountcollins; Michael O’Sullivan of Bawnard, Abbeyfeale, to Miss Annie Mulcahy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terence Mulcahy, Ballybeg, Brosna, Co. Kerry.


Contingents of I. R. A. and Fianna Eireann Scouts, in uniform, from Listowel, Abbeyfeale and surrounding districts, paraded at Duagh (North Kerry) to honour the memory of Jerh, Lyons, Christy Broder, Bob Walsh, Jack Sheehy, Jerh. O’Brien and Jack Nelihan, who were killed by Crown

forces. They marched from the village to the local cemetery, where the Rosary was recited and the Last Post sounded. D. Quille, Listowel, delivered the oration. J. J. Sheehy, Duagh, presided.


Killarney U. D. C congratulated Rev. Hugh Flaherty, a native of the town, on his appointment to the Vatican Diplomatic Service. Father Flaherty is taking up duty at Haiti, San Salvador..


Mr. Kenny, at Listowel, dismissed a case in which Wm. Lane, Listowel, charged J. Crowley, V.S., ex T.D., and his son, Noel Crowley, with assault. A cross case by Mr. Crowley was also dismissed.



The appointment of the Very Reverend M. J. O’Tarrell to the Pastorate of the Cathedral at Leavenworth, Kansas, U. S. A., will bring joy to his many friends in County Limerick,

especially to the people of Effin, where he was born.

His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Fogarty, Bishop of Killaloe, received five young ladies into the Order of the Sisters of Mercy at the Mercy Convent, Ennis, on Monday. The new Sisters were Miss Rita Breene, Lisdeen, Kilkee; Miss Kittyt Byrne, Ballyvalley, Killaloe; Miss Mairead Frawley, Kilmihlll; Miss Mary Mc-Mahon, Listowel, County Kerry; Miss Kitty Tubridy, Tulla.


FOOTPRINT: AgZero+ builds on the £12 million ASSIST (Achieving Sustainable Agricultural Systems) project, which addressed the challenge of feeding a growing population by making food production more efficient and resilient to climate change, and reducing agriculture’s environmental footprint.


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