Knockanuare notes -20th March 2022

PARISH: Confessions: Saturdays 6.45pm – 7.15 pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. immediately after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Presbytery/Office: 068 49308, Web:

SYNOD: As part of our preparation for the Church Synod 2023, our Diocese urges us to respond to questionnaires Group/Individual.  Both available at the back of the Church and from the Parish Offices.  Please take one/both.  Group would include any Parish association where members discuss and complete the form.

VOLUNTEERS; We need more Readers and Collection Counters.  Volunteers, please contact the Parish Office if interested.

County-wide LGBT+ Mentoring Programme launched by Listowel Family Resource Centre
Listowel Family Resource Centre is happy to announce a new project aimed at the LGBT community. The LGBT Mentoring Programme is available to all members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community over the age of 18, those questioning their sexuality or gender identity, or parents of LGBT+/questioning children, who require information and support in their local community.
The Mentoring Programme is accessible across the county of Kerry ensuring that those living rurally or without access to transport can avail of support in their local community, at a time and place that suits them. The Programme will match up trained volunteer mentors with interested mentees. The focus will be on personal development, confidence-building, and social activities, with the aim to increase well-being and quality of life for those involved. Mentors and mentees will meet weekly to set personal and life goals, and work towards achieving them together.
The Mentoring Programme will be overseen by the dedicated LGBT+ Community Support Worker, ensuring that mentors and mentees benefit from the experience. Supervision will also be provided to support mentors. All volunteers are assessed for suitability, trained, and Garda vetted to ensure that mentees are receiving a high quality of service delivered by knowledgeable and experienced mentors in a safe, accessible, and confidential manner. To ensure that all those who would benefit from mentoring can avail of it, this service is offered free of charge, funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration, and Youth under the Supporting LGBTI+ Community Services Scheme.
Listowel Family Resource Centre (FRC) is one of 121 FRCs nationwide under the Family Resource Centre Programme and is responsible to the Child and Family Agency (TUSLA). The FRC programme is Ireland’s largest family support programme, delivering universal and targeted services and supports to all individuals, families, and communities. Listowel Family Resource Centre is one of 12 family resource centres in Kerry in this programme, along with two others that are locally funded. The LGBT+ Mentoring Programme will utilise this network to offer support to those in each local community.
For more information, please contact;
Daniel Quirke
LGBT+ Community Support Worker
Listowel Family Resource Centre CLG
087 6050069

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results Tuesday March 15th, Jackpot €3,100. Numbers Drawn: 2, 13, 14, and 32. No winner. Lucky Dips of €25 went to: 1. Ashling Griffin, Lissaniska; 2. Andrew Rogan, Lissaniska;

3. Mike O Sullivan, Moyvane; 4. Mary Sweeney, Lissaniska, and 5. Trish Rogan, Lissaniska. Next draw is on March 22nd in the clubhouse. All are welcome. The Jackpot will be €3,200. Annual club membership is also due – €20. The final date for payment is April 1st. Months Mind mass for Billy Leahy, late of Trien, Kilmorna, Listowel, will be held on Friday 25th March at 7:30pm in Corpus Christi Church Knockanure.

COLLECTION: Knockanure Community Text Alert Church Gate collection 19th/20th Mar.’22, held at both Churches.

DEATH of Sister Perpetua O’Keeffe, (Cork, Convent of Mercy, Skibbereen, Co. Cork and formerly of Kilmeaney, Kilmorna, Listowel, on 17th March 2022. Sister Perpetua, (Kathleen), daughter of the late Joseph and Ellen O’Keeffe and sister of Con, Brendan, Sheila, Eileen, Bridie and the late Mai and Theresa. Sadly missed by the Sisters of Mercy, her brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, cousins, friends, former colleagues and past pupils of Mercy Heights Secondary School.

Reception Saturday (19th) at 10.30am into the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, for 11.00am Requiem Mass, funeral afterwards to Ahavoher Cemetery.

DEATH on Tuesday 15th February 2022 of Sister Margaret Stack (SMG) St. Joseph’s Convent, Blundell Avenue, Freshfield, Formby, Merseyside L371PH, England and late of Cahirdown, Listowel, in her 90th year. Predeceased by her parents William and Margaret, her brothers Liam, Pat, John, Ned and Tom, her sister Sister Gertrude.

DEATH of Jer McCarthy, Riverview, Knockbrack, Abbeyfeale, on Tuesday, March 15th 2022. Jer is survived by his wife Mary (Chrissie), son Kieran, daughters Michelle and Amanda, daughter-in-law Bríd, Michelle’s partner Denis, Amanda’s partner Ray, brother Joedy, sisters Ann and Mary, mother-in-law Sheila Stack, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

DEATH of John Molyneaux of Charles St., Listowel, on 17th March 2022. Husband of Georgina and father of Donal, Henry, Des and Declan. Also survived by his grandchildren Clare, John, Ashley, Cormac and Lauren, daughters-in-law Elaine and Deirdre, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.

He made an enormous contribution in the fields of education and sport.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tom Moore, Nellie Carbury, Anna Flaherty, Jo Timoney, Jack O’Grady, Mairead O’Connor, Ellen O’Keeffe, Betty Murphy, Margaret O’Connor, Thomas O’Connell, Nora Walsh, Michael O’Keeffe, Sr. Evelyn Gleeson, Mary Bridget Crean, Mary Donnnellon, Maureen O’Connor,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.19th Mar.’22- Moyvane for Richard & Hannah Stack (Anniv.) at 7.30pm;

Sun.20th Mar.’22- Knockanure for James & Kathleen O’Connor (Anniv.), at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Robert Nolan (1st Anniv.) Carraeuragh, Kilmorna at 11.00am; Mon.21st Mar.’22- No Mass in Church; Tues.22nd Mar.’22- Moyvane for Private Intention at 10.00am; Wed.23rd Mar.’22-

Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.24th Mar.’22- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.25th Mar.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am, and Mass in evening for Billy Leahy (Month’s Mind) at 7.30pm; Sat.26th Mar.’22- Moyvane for Tom McCarthy (1st Anniv.) & Wife Bridie, Kilbaha at 7.30pm; Sun.27th Mar.’22- Knockanure for Margaret & Micheal Flynn (Anniv.)

Knockanure at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for People of the Parish at 11.00am.

CHOIR OF SIAMSA TÍRE, will sing at the 11.30 Mass on Sunday next 27th March in Listowel.   They will sing “Aifreann na nDaoine” by Fr Pat Ahern, and pieces by Irish composers John Jones and Ronan Mc Donagh. The choir was founded by Fr Pat Ahern in St John’s Church Tralee in 1957.  After over two years of no public singing.

TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS: will be offered at the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Sunday March 27th at 1pm.

OUR RESPONSE TO POPE. Following up on Pope Francis invitation to every member of the Church throughout the world to share their experiences, insights and hopes for the Church. Listowel Pastoral Council invite anybody from the parishes of  Listowel, Duagh, Moyvane & Lixnaw to an open meeting taking place at St. Michaels’ College, Listowel on Monday, 28th March at 7.30 p.m.  giving people an opportunity for reflection, discussion and feedback in preparation for the Synod of Bishops in 2023. All are welcome and will finish within the hour.  Further details:

CONVENTS:  924 convents in Poland and 98 in Ukraine, sisters are providing spiritual, psychological, medical, and material help,” to vulnerable people fleeing war, recently reported by the Council of Major Superiors of Congregations of Women Religious in Poland.

MASS: Postponed Funeral mass for Brendan Galvin taking place in Duagh Church on Wednesday morning, March 30th at 10.00 a.m. It will be followed by a short prayer service at the graveside in Springmount after mass. All are welcome to join.

AGM of the Moyvane Development Assoc. took place Tues. 8th Mar.‘22.

ICA sold daffodils at masses in Moyvane & Knockanure for the Cancer Society on Sat. 19th & Sun. 20th Mar. Daffodils also on sale at the Bingo in Moyvane on Thurs. 24th Mar.

CENSUS Enumerators will be calling to every household over the coming weeks delivering and collecting Census forms.  Each Enumerator will carry Identification documents, will wear a high visibility jacket with Census Enumerator written on the back of it.  There is no reason for any Enumerator to enter any person’s house.

LEGION of Mary are organising the Annual Consecration to Our Lady on Sunday 27th March at 3 p.m. in St. Mary’s Cathedral Killarney. Everyone is very welcome to come. The ceremony will also be available on webcam.

COFFEE: Recovery Haven Kerry (cancer support) reopen Thurs., Mar. 24th a coffee morning at the Comm. Care Centre on Market St. from 10.30am to 1pm.

ST JOHN’S THEATRE- Laois based folk singer, Emer Dunne, and musicians on Friday March 25th.  There will also be some local talent on the night. 29th  March, Chamber Philharmonic Europe is an orchestra of talented young musicians recruited from 18 European nations. Founded in Cologne in 2006. Watch out for Matt Mooney, launch of Poetry Book on 2nd of April.

SIVE: The Lartigue Theatre Company new production of John B. Keane’s Sive at St. John’s from April 7-12. Produced by Denis Mahony, the cast includes Lucielle O’Sullivan, Laura Shine Gumbo, Katie Lucey, Robert Bunyan, Jimmy Moloney, Martin O’Mahony, Con Kirby, Mike Moriarty, Brendan Kennelly and Aisling Griffin.

SPIKE PLAYERS Knocknagoshel, one final night on stage on Saturday, March 26.

SIAMSA Tíre have set up a fundraising scheme for local charities and community organisations.

Trad Connections Concert featuring musicians Paudie O’Connor and Aoife Ní Chaoimh taking place on March 25th. Details call 066-7123055 or

RUN Ballybunion the half marathon and the 10km race will both take place on Easter Saturday April 16th.

WALK: Knights Walk Glin. Every second Saturday in Glin starting 14th May – 23rd July 2-4 pm, limited spaces –

GOOD FRIDAY WALK – will take place on April 15th at 10.30am. Starting from Tarbert Comprehensive School and going to Tarbert Island.In aid of  Kerry Hospice who provide a wide range of Palliative Care services throughout Kerry. Cards are available at Tarbert Bridewell or contact Mary Kelly 068-36215 or Mary O’Connell 068-36279.

SWIM:  A fundraiser for Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue on Sunday March 20 at the Ladies Beach at 12 noon. Money raised going to the Ballybunion Sea and cliff rescue, also donate online at

SWIN in Pool in Ballybunion. To book coached training call Damian on 0870578537 or email [email protected] , for more information please visit

BBF 2022 Festival, will run from March 24th to March 27th. E-mail queries to [email protected]

POETRY: Poetry Ireland with the Global Brain Health Institute (Trinity College Dublin) and Creative Brain Week is inviting older people across the island of Ireland to write a line of poetry for a Poemathon with Older People. To enter: A reminder that the opening line of the poem is: “Growing up we did not know; now we need to mend”. Entries can be submitted until 5pm on Monday 28 March. One lucky entrant will be drawn at random to receive a book bundle comprising of titles from Poetry Ireland and Trinity College Dublin.

If you have any questions about this project, please email [email protected]

GIRLS: Coláiste Íde – All Irish Boarding School for Girls – Open Day – 2 April 2022 from 11am – 3 pm. For details tel: 066 9151211 or visit

NORMA Foley Minister for Education spoke in Boston on March 17th to The Irish American Partnership, who have provided over $33 million in support to primary schools, higher education institutions and community organisations on the island of Ireland so far.

COVID 19; remember those who have died during the pandemic and acknowledge the role of the various individuals and organisations who led the response to COVID-19. Kerry Ceremony of Remembrance and Reflection on Sunday, March 20. The ceremony at the front of the Ashe Memorial Hall, Tralee at 11.00am.

BINGO –at Tarbert resumes on Wed. 6th of April @ 8.30pm.

VINTAGE: Knockdown Vintage Club Annual Charity Vintage Run on Sunday, March 27.  Proceeds are in aid of the Irish Community Air Ambulance. Registration for Vintage at 12 noon at the Knockdown Arms.  The Vintage Runs begins at 1pm. Big Maggie & Billy will provide the entertainment.

COFFEE MORNING: Abbeyfeale ICA will be hosting a Coffee Morning at Leen’s Hotel on Wednesday March 23 from 10-12.30pm in aid of Ukraine.   All proceeds will be donated to the Irish Red Cross.

ABBEYSIDE PLAYERS:  Abbeyside Players under Director Merce Hobson are pleased to present ‘The Righteous Are Bold’ in The Glórach Theatre. March 31st and April 1,2,3,7,8,9.

MUSIC: For Comhaltas news visit, kerryccé on facebook and tweet@kerrycomhaltas.

THOUGHT: Having what you want, can be your ruin.

AT PATRICK’S Day events in the locality were very well attended and the weather also helped, various social media gives a flavour of the day.

VISIT to U.S. Cllr Jimmy Moloney, on his visit to New York, met New York Governor Kathy Hochul. The Governors, grandparents on both sides (Courtney and Brown) were from The Maharees.

LEADERSHIP: We are always following what we see in the media, are they showing any leadership in cutting their carbon imprint, it would be an idea, if they had a competition among the upper classes, showing their zeal to decarbonise. Do our politicians use economy tickets for their travel.

While the war is on should large infrastructure projects be postponed in sympathy with Ukraine?

JOBS: Limerick, Analog Devices, the company established in Ireland in 1977, have promised 250 extra jobs and J& J,  founded in 1886,  are to increase employment by 200 and Council are spending E10m on beautifying O’Connell Street.

DUMP: The ‘Dispose of Unused Medicines Properly  campaign is running until Friday April 22nd with almost all pharmacies in Cork and Kerry taking part. In 2018, about 280 bins, containing more than four tonnes of medicines, were disposed.

BYPASS road for Listowel has commenced at Coolnaleen cross.

POPE “On Friday, March 25, during the Celebration of Penance at which he will preside at 5 p.m. in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”


WAR : Kenya imports large volumes of wheat from Russia and Ukraine, and much of its fertiliser is also from Kyiv. Surviving a traumatic event, like a natural disaster, often affects a person’s psychological well-being. Anger is a big part of post-traumatic mental health, and is often overlooked.

Article By Silas Isenjia- Addis Ababa, 13 March, 2022 / 11:00 pm (ACI Africa).

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) have urged the people of God in the Horn of Africa nation to put an end to war to save the country from perishing.

In their Tuesday, March 8 statement shared with ACI Africa, CBCE members highlight the role played by the Catholic Church in Ethiopia in an effort to restore peace and say they will continue pushing for peace through prayer and other possible ways deemed necessary.

“If war is not thrown out of Ethiopian history by us Ethiopians, it will be the war to throw out us Ethiopians from history,” Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia say about the ongoing violent conflict that started on 4 November 2020. They call upon parties in the violent conflict to lay down their weapons and to embrace dialogue for a peaceful coexistence saying,


UAE recently announced it would support increased oil production by OPEC in order to counter rising fuel prices due to anti-Putin sanctions, it did so only reluctantly, and Saudi Arabia and several other OPEC members still appear to be sticking to their alliance with Russia, known as OPEC+.

In Africa, it’s become common to hear leaders grumble that while the West appears to be in a full, upright and locked position on stopping the war in Russia, large-scale conflicts raging right now in Ethiopia and Cameroon elicit little more than pious statements of concern.


TRAVEL: “With more than €24m allocated by the NTA for Active Travel projects in Limerick in 2022, the team is going to be extremely busy delivering dozens of projects for our city, our towns and our villages.”

MEDUGORJE PILGRIMAGES. 7–14th May. 14-21st May 2022. €460 fully inclusive Cork -Dubrovnik. Contact Tom Collins 086 8380406.

LOUGH DERG 2022: The pilgrimage season re-opens on Sunday May 1st. For information on retreats and pilgrimages visit; email [email protected] or phone 071 9861518.

FUNDRAISER FOR UKRAINE: A fundraising Concert hosted by the

Moriarty School of Music & Dance in aid of Ukraine will take place on Sat 2nd April in the Killarney Avenue Hotel commencing at 8pm. Fear an Tí for the night will be the legendary Seán Ó Sé.

MARCH 25 Day of the Unborn Child has been officially established in many nations. The celebration was first recognized in El Salvador in 1993. In 2003, the first Provida International Congress in Madrid with representation from over 20 countries in Europe and the Americas institutionalized March 25th as International Day of Life. This year, the Day of the Unborn Child is recognized in Argentina, Guatemala, Chile, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Panama, Peru, Slovakia, Cuba, Austria, Philippines, Romania and more.

MEDIA: New rules apply to Facebook and Instagram users in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.

TAX BILL: A 93-Year-Old Woman Couldn’t Pay Her $2,300 Tax Bill. The Government Sold Her Home and Kept the Money. By Billy Binion

FARMERS are the modern slaves, they are under the control of countless inspectors and regulators and often producing goods for corporations, who live off their hard work and long hours, making profits in days and weeks on produce that took a great many months to mature. They often interfere with the produce which the farmer produced to a high standard, rendering it less healthy and no regulation to prevent them doing so.

HOARDING: Many are now hoarding food and fuel, causing in the long term waste and inflating prices. It is known, that people who never bake, will take home several packages of flour.


FOOD Waste; About £2.1bn-worth of fresh fruit and vegetables is thrown away in UK homes each year because it has gone soft, mouldy or is out of date.

How fresh produce is stored is key to its fate, and if you stow it in your fridge you will buy yourself more time. Apples, for example, can last for more than 100 days, much longer than in a fruit bowl.

“In my house the only things that are in the fruit bowl are bananas,” says Helen White, a special adviser for household food waste at the sustainability charity Wrap.



DANNY Healy Rae TD is calling on the government to open up the two Bord Na Mona power plants, Lanesboro and Shannon Bridge immediately. New homes without chimneys also.

TAX in USA: high-income earners had one-third the odds of an audit compared with their low-income counterparts. Only 4.5 out of every 1,000 returns of the $200,000-to-$1 million bracket were audited, compared to 13 out of every 1,000 returns of the lowest-income bracket.


Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, April 14, 1978; Page: 4

PUBLIC OPINION on Monday morning of the concert in Moyvane on Sunday night was that it was very good. It had a large variety of items and personnel as follows: first a juvenile quiz: The Golden Wonders, H. Beaton, S. Groarke, P. Sheehy, Leitrim; The Navigators: B. Keane, Galebridge, Julia Hanrahan. Kilbaha, Paula Kennedy, The Village. The Navigators won by 64 marks to 62. Music was supplied by Jerry Enright and B. O’Connor, Knockanure with Jimmy Kennelly, Kilbaha. Miss Marie O’Callaghan, NT, gave a recitation; a hornpipe was danced by Paudie Hanrahan, Kilbaha, with music by the above trio. Songs were sung at the intervals by B. O’Connor, Keylod, G. Fitzmaurice, NT., to his own accompaniment on a guitar. Billy Cunningham almost “stole the show” with his football song, Moyvane v, Tarbert, of Con Brosnan’s football days. The Knockanure all-male fashion show members were M. Sheehy, P. Ahem, Leitrim, Peter Stackpoole, Pk. Stack, Matt Goulding, Ml. O’Flaherty, Sean McMahon, Knockanure.

Helen Enright, Knockanure was compere.

The concert was followed by the Moyvane and Knockanure Pioneers Drama Production ” Silence in Court,” which they are presenting in Cork next Saturday in the Munster P.T.A.A. drama competition.

Fr. Lawlor welcomed the guests at the concert. Mr. Dan Keane was M.C.

A raffle in aid of funds for three donated prizes went to Sinead Hanrahan, Kilbaha, a bedside lamp; Jn, J. Quinn, a bottle of sherry; Shirley Groarke, a half tin of biscuits.

IC.A. — The Spring Federation meeting of the IC.A. was held in Moyvane this year. It was a very successful and social gathering with the following officers of Kerry County Federation in attendance and most of Kerry Guilds represented.

The Co. Federation officers present included Mrs. E. Coughlan, Co. Federation President, Mrs. J. Collins, Federation secretary, Mrs. Elizabeth Egan, treasurer, Mrs. Tessie Egan, Federation Competition Secretary, Mrs. Anna B. Houlihan, Grianan Teachta, Mrs. Casey and Mrs. Holland.


CONGRATULATIONS  to Miss Mary O’Flaherty, Keylod on winning the All-Ireland ” Sean-Nos” singing of Slogadh ’78 last weekend at Wexford. She is singing in the combined P.T.A.A. Drama Group in the competition at the week-end.



The Irish standard. [volume] (Minneapolis, Minn. 😉 1886-1920, June 22, 1889, Image 7

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KERRY, A very representative meeting was held at Listowel on Sunday, May 26,for the purpose of reviving the local branch of the League. Over one thousand persons were present. The meeting was addressed by Dr. Gavin, who, in a very forcible and eloquent manner, pointed out the vital necessity of organizing the League in the district.

The meeting was also addressed by Mr. Nolan, of the Knockanure (suppressed) Branch, as also by Mr. A. Fitzell and Mr. J. Scannell. The following committee was appointed pro. tem.—Dr. Galvin, president A. Fitzell, vice-president John Scannell, treasurer M. Sullivan hon. sec. D. O’Sullivan, M.

Dillon, M. Galvin, J. Duggan, M. Stack.


The Irish standard. [volume] (Minneapolis, Minn. 😉 1886-1920, January 25, 1890, Image 7

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A collection for the Tenants’ Defence Association was taken up at the chapel of Knockanure on Sunday, December 15, after last Mass. A very large amount was subscribed on the occasion.

At a meeting of the local branch of the League held on the same day, the following resolution was unanimously adopted: “Resolved. That it is with deep and heartfelt regret that we view the departure from amongst us of our genial, pious and beloved priest, the Rev. T. Trant, C. C., whose severance from the people of this parish, where he has spent the first years of his missionary life, will, we are sure, cast a gloom over many faces.



Survey; As part of West Limerick Resources “North Kerry & West Limerick: Smart Villages, Stronger Communities Initiative” a community survey has been launched to give all residents within the region an opportunity to make their voices heard in envisioning its future.

Click here to complete the survey before the Monday 28th March:



COMPETITION: The National Lottery are seeking entries to this year’s Good Causes Awards. The competition will culminate with a National Final awards ceremony which will take place in Autumn 2022..

The awards program, now in its 4^th year, is open to any organisation that received ‘Good Causes’ funding between 2017-2021.  Closing date for applications is Friday March 25^th 6pm.

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HISTORY: The Last Empire, By Serhii Plokhy

Drawing on exclusive interviews and recently declassified documents, this “superb work of scholarship” (The Sunday Times) charts the Soviet Union’s final days. “A colorful, fast-paced narrative with trenchant analysis… By far our best account yet of the death spiral of the USSR” (Anne Applebaum).




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  1. Martin Moore says

    Always enjoy the Knockanure notes. Well done.

    From a ‘townie’ I agree that farmers are modern day slaves with countless inspectors etc

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