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2022 November 23 Knockanure


CFR Course on 3rd Dec, run by N.E. Kerry Community First responders at Knockanure Community Centre, contact 087 686 3776. Dancing on Wednesday nights at 8.15pm, with Norella. On December 18th there is a ‘Sale of Work’/Table Top. More information about the Knockanure Community Centre, contact 087 6863726.

ENROLMENT: Scoil Chorp Chríost – Our School enrolment process for 2023/2024 school year has commenced. Please go to or contact the school on 068-49130 via email [email protected]. Phone calls (Between 9.30 & 2.30 each day) for further details.

Beidh fáilte romhat. Eoghan O’ Sullivan, Principal.

PARTY: Christmas Party Care of the Aged will take place in the Marian Hall on Sunday 4th Dec. starting with Mass at 12.30.  Contact Ita 083-0842001.  Book by 27th November.

PARISH: Pastoral Council Meeting will be held on Weds. Nov.23rd. Please let us know items that need to be addressed, ideally by Nov. 20th. Weekend Mass, because of a diminishing number of Priests and in an effort to be more effective, we have been urged by the Area Diocesan Pastoral Council to reduce our weekend Masses i.e., 2 instead of 3. At a glance, this might mean on Sundays having Mass at Knockanure at 9.30am and at Moyvane at 11am, Vigil Mass would be dropped.

Any input on this is welcome on/before Sunday Nov.20th. Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.

BADMINTON- The November handicap tournament will be held in Killarney Sports Complex on  Sunday, November 20th. Would you like to try social badminton at the Community Sports Hall, Moyvane any Wednesday morning between 10.00am and 11.00am. This is non competitive and is open to all levels of ability.  Interested come along on Wednesday morning or call 087 6679943.

The Munster Intercounty Masters. Kerry had 2 teams entered into the Masters competition. 1 in the over 50s category and one in the over 40s category. Both teams played very well on the day, with our over 50s masters team winning their competition after beating Waterford (6-0 on games) and Tipperary (6.0 on games). Over 40s competition, Kerry winning their first and second games comfortably over Waterford and Cork (6-0 and 5-1 respectively) and fell to Tipperary in the final 5 games to 1. Kerry o40s= Gio Gaudino, Eric Nelligan, Alan Nelligan & Tom Bourke (all Castleisland) Helen Browne (Moyvane), Samira Hayes, Sinead Galvin & Jennifer Keane(all Killarney)               Kerry o50’s= Arthur Chute (Listowel), John O’Brien, Kieran Crehan, Suzanne Smith(all Killarney), Jill Redmond(Tralee), and Carmel Hudson and Jeanelle Griffin(both Moyvane).

SCHOOL: Scoil Chorpchriost, recent Board of Management meeting,  Congratulated Noirín Buckley and Cyril on the birth of their baby boy Fionn, and votes of sympathy was passed, To the Dee Family Ballylongford and The O’ Sullivan Family Trien on the death of Kathleen Dee Ballylongford.

DEATH of Michael Flynn, Suffern, New York and late of Rea, Kilmorna, Listowel, on November 11th, 2022. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Nora, his brother Patsy and brother-in-law Vincent. Michael is survived by his wife Sybil, son Michael, daughter Sybil, grandchildren Avery, Kieran, Mikey and Mason, brother Brendan, sisters Margaret, Mary, Nora and Sheila, son-in-law Justin, daughter-in-law Lisa, brothers-in-law Charles and Michael, nephews and nieces Catherine, Michelle, Jimmy, Vincent, Domenick, Anthony, Franny, Patrick and Jody. Following Mass at The Sacred Heart Church, Suffern, New York, interment in St. Mary’s Church Cemetery, Pennsylvania.

DEATH of Margaret Roche, nee Dennehy, The Nurseries, Toureenablaha, Brosna, and formerly of Duagh Village. Margaret passed away on Sunday, November 13th 2022.

ANNIVERSARIES: Noreen McElligott, Margaret Halpin, Noreen Broderick, Richie Martin, Maureen Fitzmaurice, Philomena Curtin, Philomena Vaughan, Brendan Ferriter, Evelyn Scannell, Fr. John Horan, Bridie Robinson, Stephen John Timothy Soules, Jim Hudson, James McCarthy, Pat Foley, Sr. Patrick Galvin, Maura Gallahue, John Buckley, Nell O’Carroll, Margaret Neenan, Catherine Brosnan, Con Bunce, Phil Scanlon,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.19th Nov.’22- Moyvane for John Quinn (Aniv.)Leitrim Middle at 7.30pm;

Sun.20th Nov.’22- Knockanure a Private Intention at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for People of the Parish at 11.00am; Mon.21st Nov.’22 No Mass in Church     ; Tues.22nd Nov.’22 Moyvane Private Intention at 10.00am; Weds.23rd Nov.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention 10.00am; Thurs.24th Nov.’22 Moyvane Kit & Edward Fitzmaurice (Aniv.) Leitrim Middle 10.00am; Fri.25th Nov.’22 Knockanure Private Intention 10.00am; Sat.26th Nov.’22 Moyvane Margaret & Johnny Meade (Aniv.) Aughrim at 7.30pm; Sun.27th Nov.’22 Knockanure for Paddy Flavin & wife Bridie & brother Jack, (Aniv.) Kilmeaney, Kilmorna at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Jack Stackpoole (1st Aniv.) at 11.00am. Mass in Listowel FOR ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIMS on Sunday 20th Nov. morning at 9.00am.

MEDAL: Listowel Parish Pastoral Council are delighted to welcome Bishop Ray as celebrant our 11.30 a.m. mass Sunday 20th Nov. when he will present the Benemerenti Medal to Sr. Consolata as we celebrate Presentation Day at 11.30 a.m. Mass. This is in recognition of her unreal dedicated lifelong service to music ministry in our Parish since she made her final profession in Listowel in August 1965.  The Benemerenti Medal is one of the highest honours awarded by Pope Francis to members of the clergy, religious and laity for service to the Catholic Church.

MASS FOR DECEASED of Duagh during past year will take place at St. Bridgid’s Church, Duagh on Friday night next – November 25th at 7.30 p.m.

MASS FOR DECEASED will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Friday night next, November 25th at 7.00 p.m. All are welcome

KNOCK Shrine Night Vigil. The Feast of Immaculate Conception Wednesday 7th December,Coaches Departs: Listowel…………..5:00pm (The Bridge); Abbeyfeale………5:15pm (The Church), contact: O’Shea’s at 066-7180123.

BUS Eireann Bus Route 314 from Moyvane to Limerick, Monday to Saturday, departing outside Kearney’s Bar 6.32am, 10.32am, 14.32pm, 18.32pm. See website for more details.  Copy of timetable on window of Parish Office and Noel Stack Butcher’s.

HOMECARE: Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly.  Call Eileen or Tom 087-9916791/087-7440729.  See

EDUCATION: Clinical Pastor Education (CPE) Programme at University Hospital Kerry starting Jan.’23.  12 weeks, modules involving education, supervision, and a clinical placement.  For further information contact Dr. Margaret Naughton 066-7184000 or email [email protected].

TEA Dance on Sunday 20th November in Ballybunion Community Centre from 3pm-5pm.

CHRISTMAS Market on Saturday 26th November from 11am to 4pm in Ballybunion Community Centre. Ballylongford Craft & Food Fair on Sunday 20th November in the Parish Hall from 10am to 4pm.

CRAFT & FOOD FARE: Duagh Sports Complex Sunday, 4th December 2022 12 noon to 4.00 pm.

CAROL CONCERT Hosted by Coláiste na Ríochta, Secondary School, in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel

on Wednesday 14th December @ 7.30pm. Featuring Kerry Choral Union.


SEANCHAI Listowel Rambling House takes place on the last Thursday of every month from 9.15 pm.

ST JOHN’S THEATRE: 23rd -28th Nov.- Tarry Flynn

St John’s Theatre Group present an entertaining comedy which tells the story of Tarry, a farmer and poet torn between the desire for more land, young women and the meaning of life. Featuring Frances Kennedy and Sonny Egan. Details from 068 22566.

CRAFT Fair: Saturday 3rd December 11.00am at Ceol Corbraí Community Hall, Glin. 20 indoor tables available. To book call: John Sheahan 087-207-9268 or John Culhane 087-996-3282.

VISITOR: The Knights of Glin Visitor Centre: Glin Knights Visitor Centre is now closed for the winter months.

CELTIC BROTHERS’ will bring their Christmas Show to the Church  of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on Sunday 11th of December 2022.

GLÓRACH:  Susan Browne and the Broadford Youth Choir will perform a night of Carols on Friday, December 9. Local singer Denis Curtin makes a return to the venue with various traditional musicians joining him on the night of Saturday 26th November.  Abbeyfeale on Film kicks off on Thursday, November 24th, with further dates on the 25th, 30th and 1st, 10th and 11th of December.  Archival footage of the town has been brought together in a film.  Tickets for all events can be booked at or by calling 0871383940.

SIAMSA: Irish Rambling House Show, organized by Kay O’Leary and Joe Harrington. The show will be at Siamsa Tire on Wednesday, November 30 as part of the Radio Kerry concert series.

AGM of Moyvane GAA will be held in the Marian Hall on Friday, 2nd December at 8.00pm.

LOCAL History; Folklore and Local History with Tom Dillon- 11:00am – 12:00pm Fri Nov 25th at Listowel Library –

This talk will focus on folklore and using local material from the Schools Folklore Collection will explore some stories and legends associated with Listowel and North Kerry. All Welcome,

ARDFERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY: We will be commencing our Winter Lecture Series on Thursday 24th November at 8pm at Banna Sea Rescue Boathouse (by kind permission). Our first lecture is entitled “Roger Casement’s investigation into the atrocities in the Congo and the fall of the King’s empire”. These lectures are open to the public and all are welcome.


LIGHTS: Launch of Noonan family Christmas Lights on Sunday, November 20 at V94 YH7W with Sam Maguire, Liam McCarthy accompanied by Nickie Quaid and Tadgh Morley.  All welcome.

GREENWAY: Limerick Council will start work on a new Greenway car park at Station Road, Newcastle West in early 2023. Design teams have been appointed to design Greenway Hubs at the Ardagh Stationhouse and the Abbeyfeale Railway Goods Shed.

SHEEP FARMERS:  An open day will be held at Cotters Organic Farm, Dromtrasna V94A3H3 on Saturday, November 19 from 11-1pm with demonstrations on the Cotter Crate, a Teagasc Organic Specialist and the Organic Trust on the inspection process.

GRANT: The government has November 15 announced that the €50 million vacant-property scheme is to be expanded to include remote rural areas and cities.

EU President von der Leyen speaking at the first day of the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia said that the EU will be mobilising €8 billion over the next three years to aid global food security by increasing local production.

KERRY senior footballers, all the way to the All-Ireland final, the minors and under-20s to the semi-finals, and the senior hurlers advancing to Joe McDonagh Cup decider, team expenses rose from €738,448 to €1,445,730 this year to September 30 2022.

LIMERICK All-Ireland SHC winning manager John Kiely, was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by UL recently. President Professor Kerstin Mey, said that it was the highest honour the university can bestow.

WORLD Cup: In 2018, when the World Cup was in Russia, FIFA made more than $4.6bn in revenue.

FIFA pays World Cup host countries’ organising committees, prize money, travel and accommodation for teams and support staff, plus a fund to help develop the sport in the host country after the World Cup has left the country.

FIFA received a $201m award from the US Department of Justice as compensation for losses due to corruption after dozens of top FIFA executives were indicted in 2015.

GUIDANCE Counsellors will celebrate College Awareness Week by holding a Careers Fair on Thursday, November 24 in the MTU Kerry Sports Academy, North Campus, Tralee. Talks will provide parents with information they need to support their son/daughter in making decisions and to help guide them through the various schemes.

DIABETES; Nov. 14, was World Diabetes Day, a disease that causes some 4 million deaths a year, according to the World Health Organization. Approximately seven million people around the world die from heart attacks every year.

THANKS: Breakthrough Cancer Research would like to thank you for the extremely generous donation of €700, they are very grateful for same.  Research continues to try to achieve 100% survival from 100% of cancers.

AGE Friendly support lines are only causing frustration to some people in need of help. Reports of “not able to help you”, is the reply.

ALMOST €5,000 was stolen from a woman living in County Limerick who was fooled by fraudsters.

Scam text advised a woman she was a close contact of a person with Covid and that she had to register for a PCR test.

RTÉ; new current affairs series on television, will be presented by Kerry woman Katie Hannon, who has several local connections.

BOOK: 400 pictures, The Story of Brosna GAA, please email Kay on [email protected].

FORGING THE DANCE’ is the name of a new book written by Fr. Pat Ahern which was launched

on Friday, November 18th, in Siamsa Tíre at 5pm. It is the story of Fr. Pat’s life and achievements as a priest of the Diocese and includes the story of the founding of Siamsa Tíre and the building of the new theatre. The book is on sale now at the Parish Centre, Tralee.

NEW MOON, weather has been much better than the forecast for some time now.

GOVERNOR: Comhghairdeas to Kathy Hochul, making history, elected Governor of New York state,   Kathy is a ‘Kerry Girl’!  Her grandfather John Courtney was born in 1909 at Fahamore Castlegregory.

We find Kathy Hochul’s grandfather John Courtney/Cournane aged 2 with his family at Fahamore, Castlegregory.


TEAGASC: Crush Injuries and Mental Health on Farms. This video is of Aengus Mannion who was crushed by a teleporter. It also on the mental health issues following a serious accident.–safety/video-survivor-stories-/

FODDER: Only successful applicants for the 2022 Fodder Support Scheme are eligible to apply for the 2023 Scheme. Farmers can apply up to midnight on December 5, for the 2023 scheme. Limited to max E1,000 payment.

CRAB shell soil conditioner may benefit horticulture. De Brún Iasc Teo processes spider crabs which are available in Tralee Bay. With up to 350 tonnes of waste shell produced annually it is being used as a horticulture soil conditioner.

POPULATION: United Nations’ estimate that we have reach 8 billion human beings.

The 2 billion number reached just before the Great Depression in 1925, and it took 35 years from there to get to the third billion.


PRAYER: Emmanuel House of Providence, Clonfert, Co. Galway – Healing Service Schedule:

Wednesday 16th November at 8pm ONLINE Prayer on FACEBOOK LIVE.

TOTUS TUUS SCRIPTURE CONFERENCE Live on Radio Maria Ireland from 2pm on Saturday 19th November. Speakers include Sr. Caitriona Kavanagh OP, Brian O’Driscoll (Paving The Way

Home), Fr. John McCarthy (Cloyne Diocese) and Fr.Terence Crotty OP. Radio Maria Ireland can be

Listened to by downloading the Radio Maria Ireland APP, Saorview Channel 210 or listen live at


Killarney; FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD Monday the 21st of November marks the Feast day of the Presentation of the Lord, We would like to mark this day to the Religious Orders of Presentation Sisters and Brothers who served their community so well and with gratitude we thank them most sincerely for their ministry. In November 2021, the last two Nuns left the Presentation Convent to join other communities in Kerry after an era of 230 years in Killarney. Monday

Morning the 10.30am Mass will be offered for their intentions & the Deceased Sisters & Brothers of the Community.

HISTORY: The Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society was founded in 1967 by a group of visionaries who saw the need to raise awareness of the County’s past. Our Society is a voluntary, non-profit-making association. All proceeds from sales of subscriptions and publications are utilised exclusively in the day-to-day running of our activities.

In 1967, the aims of the Society were identified as “the collection, recording, study and preservation of the history and antiquities of Kerry, including the preservation of historical and antiquarian remains, the promotion of scientific excavation and the publication of a journal”.

During the intervening years, those aspirations have expanded to include the nurturing, fostering and promoting of interest in the wider culture and heritage of County Kerry.



JOURNAL of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society/Series 2 Vol 1 (1998)

Articles featured: Revolutionary Movements in Kerry from 1913 to 1923: A Social and Political Analysis (Kieran McNulty)  Kerry Militia Courts Martial: Proceedings of Regimental Courts Martial of the Kerry Militia 1808-1811 (Jane Spring and Valerie McK. Bary)

The Trant Family: KERRY ARCHEOLOGICAL MAGAZINE, Vol. 11, No. 2, March 1914, 237-262 (SM)


Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society/Series 1 Vol 30 (1997)

Selection of articles reproduced from the KERRY ARCHAEOLOGICAL MAGAZINE, published between 1908 – 1920

General Index to Journals 1 – 29. Articles featured:    The Civil Journey – A Cromwellian Record (Matthew J. Byrne)  Some Holy Wells in Valencia and Portmagee (M. J. Delap)

Tobar na Molt (Bligh Talbot-Crosbie, Esq)  Lislaughtin Abbey (M.G. McGelligott, F.R.C.S.)

The Skelligs (S.M)  Kilcrohane (B.B.G.);   Ballycarbery Castle (S.M.) and   Maum-An-Afrinn (S.M.)

The Post Reformation Bishops of Kerry (Rev J.C. O’Ryan, O.P.)

Distinguished Kerrymen (James O’Neill);   Some Old Tralee Notes (S.M.); “Puck” Fair (S.M.)

A Great Kerry Physician (S.M.)


LOCAL Gabriel Fitzmaurice on ‘The Pure Drop’ (1992)

Programme -Pure Drop (The) Programme type Traditional/Folk music

Personalities/Groups Fitzmaurice, Gabriel (1952 -)

Description Poet, author and teacher Gabriel Fitzmaurice from Moyvane, County Kerry, during the recording of the sixth series of RTÉ Television’s traditional Irish music series ‘The Pure Drop’ in January 1992. This series of ‘The Pure Drop’ came from the Pearse Museum in St Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham, County Dublin. Gabriel Fitzmaurice appeared on the first episode broadcast 2 March 1992.


BRAIN-Based Damage

Brain Scarring – Mark Waldman has done research on MRIs of children’s brains. A side by side comparison of the brains of chronic verbal abuse shows physical scarring similar to brains of children living in chronic physical abuse homes.

Corpus Callosum damage – Martin Teicher’s research has shown damage to Corpus Callosum in the brains of verbally abused children. This leads to memory issues, lapses in concentration and attention, and a reduction in creativity. Let me get this straight: we are pushing for more creative children but the bully coaching is counterproductive to that? Maybe us “have more fun” coaches have the puzzle solved.



CRIMES are committed every single day, including murder, theft, and assault. People break into homes and cause countless problems for others. And that’s what we think of when it comes to crimes—people.


But as we’re going to learn, humans aren’t the only culprits. Some of the same crimes for which people have been responsible have also been carried out by animals. Here are 10 of these cases.

by Alex Miller



ADVERTISING: We found 18 examples of false advertising scandals that have rocked big brands — some are still ongoing and not all companies have had to pay up, but each dealt with a fair amount of negative publicity.



The burning of fossil fuels caused 86% of all CO₂ emissions during the past ten years.

To bring down high fossil fuel prices, governments globally are resorting to the very subsidies they agreed to phase out. These subsidies cut fuel costs for consumers by fixing the price at petrol pumps, for example.

After a noticeable dip in 2020, fossil fuel subsidies expanded in 2021



TG4: NUA – Dé Máirt @ 21:30- Opry le Daniel ar Turas is going to the Royal Theatre in Waterford for series 12. Eight programmes packed with the best of Country Music and hosted by the King of Country, Daniel O’Donnell. We welcome Karan Casey and Foster & Allen to Opry for the first time this year and we are joined by music legends such as Margo, Mick Flavin, Eleanor Shanley, Des Willoughby, Jimmy Buckley, Michael English, Derek Ryan and many more. We will also pay tribute and remember the songs of Joe Dolan on the 15th anniversary of his death.


Find out about Mary Hare, whose led the way in the field of deaf education in the 1920s.



NASA’s Artemis 1 mission heads to the moon after successful launch



Confirmation – a Journey with your Child’ Webinar. The Diocese of Kerry will

host a Confirmation webinar on Wednesday Nov 23rd for all parents and

guardians of 5th and 6th class children. The guest speaker is Kate Liffey, parent,

teacher and chaplain, based in Birr, Co. Offaly. Register for the webinar on


BUILDER: THE HIGH COURT has appointed an interim examiner to a construction company that is currently building over 360 social housing units at five different sites in Ireland.

——————- Firm’s difficulties have been caused by the 33% rise in the cost of building materials the industry has experienced since 2020.


OLD AGE: David Mills Nation- November 17, 2022


I’m sitting in a vet’s waiting room while my daughter is having her pet seen to. An old man stands at the counter getting instructions for his dog’s medicine. He has been there about 10 minutes. The dog, a golden mutt, lies at his feet. Wanting to ask about my daughter, since she has been in there a long time, I get in line behind him.


“I gotta get this right,” he says. “He’s my buddy.” He has to give the dog one medicine twice a day and another three times a day. He has trouble grasping this. This nurse repeats herself several times, always cheerfully, as if it’s the first time. I admire that. I am also impatient.


He finally gets it. The nurse beams. I beam. She holds up one medicine and says, “Now, remember, give this to him every eight hours.”–cD2W93JmFoIsk-dGw8oV5hdfaKRjvdhJbEcMq0q06z-4n8-CdptwCnYHHgBHoFRGbALXhk72_RA_lPDjc1YDT-f8CEA&utm_content=234500594&utm_source=hs_email





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