knockanuare Notes-20th September 2020

2020 September 23 Knockanure


WEATHER: We have some wonderful weather at the present time, it gave a wonderful opportunity to everyone to make the best use of it. Farmers were very active, trying to make up for lost time during the wet spell.

SPORT: European Week of Sport runs from 23rd to 30th of September, Jimmy Deenihan is chairman of Kerry Recreation & Sport.

BAZAAR Group in Listowel are holding a draw in aid of local charities and Foreign Missions.

ST PIO, his feast is celebrated Wednesday 23rd Sept. 2020. (Saint Pio of Pietrelcina).

DEATH of Kathleen O’Sullivan nee Kelly, Born on March 13, 1930, Kathleen was number nine of ten children to Matthew and Elizabeth Kelly in County Clare was the beloved wife of the late Michael C. O’Sullivan, a native of Derry, Listowel; loving mother of Maureen Donohue (late Robert), Patrick (Mary), Robert (Bernadette), Dianne Haley (Jack), Sheila O’Sullivan-Feeney (Jeff), Elizabeth O’Sullivan (Greg), Margaret O’Sullivan, Brenda Doychak (Doug), Eileen Thomas (Mark), and Michael (Sara); dear grandmother of 25 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sisters-in-law, Kitty of Dublin, and Philomena of County Clare, her cousin Mary Sullivan and many nieces, nephews, and cousins from Ireland and England. She was predeceased by 9 siblings; Martin, Pat Joe, Bobby, Jim, Johnny, Ita, Anne, Mary, and Susan. Kathleen died 12th September 2020. Funeral Mass on September 19, 2020 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 1325 Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Soder, Richard V Cantillon, Tim McElligott, Dan Joy, Bridget O’Connor, Bill Cahill, Tom Dillon, Con McMahon, Mass Moyvane; Sat 19th at 7.30pm for Sr. Paschal Hegarty, Presentation Convent, Killarney (Recently Deceased); Sun 20th at 11.00am for Mary & John Feury, Glin (Anni) & their sons Jackie, Patrick & Michael & their grandsons Richard & Seán; Fri 25th at    7.30pm for Mikey Joe Enright, Church Road;  Sat 26th at 7.30pm  a Special Intention – Sick;  Sun 27th at 11.00am for John Shanahan, The Waterfall, Kilflynn (Rec Dec). Mass Knockanure; Sun 20th at 9.30am for Parishioners, and Mass on  Sun 27th at 9.30am for Paul McGonigle, Kenmare (1st Anni).

LATIN: The Traditional Latin Mass will be offered at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee on Sun. 27 Sept. at 12.00 Noon.

GRANDPARENTS: September marks the celebration of National Grandparents Day. Grandparents play a special role in our lives.  Some researchers believe that grandmothers may be the key to the survival of the human race.

RADIO MARIA: a Station dedicated to faith, hope and love. Radio Maria is an Irish Catholic station broadcasting for the past five years. A full list of programmes from 8am until close to midnight. The Mass and the Rosary are broadcast live each day.

VOCATIONS:  Fr. Joe Begley and his vocation team are working with the office in Maynooth in promoting vocations.  Prayers of Intercession for vocations can be found on

MASS CARDS:  With the continual restrictions please note that signed Mass Cards are available from Hollys and from the Parish Office during office hours.  Thank you.

WELCOME to Fr. Dan Lane, who will be helping out at times in Abbeyfeale and Athea, many of us are familiar with him.

CHARITY CYCLE: Michael O’Callaghan from near Tralee, did the Ring of Kerry recently and raised E 800 for Listowel’s  Árus Mhuire.

TB herd history was sent to farmers recently, it is only causing confusion and will devalue some stock, and farmers have had enough stress coping with Covid 19 and other regulations and now pen pushers are justifying their existence.

HOSPICE: Annual Kerry Hospice Foundation Coffee Morning fundraiser event is on-line this year.

BINGO at the Fr. Casey’s car park in Abbeyfeale. They will hold further Drive-In Bingos on Sunday, September 20 and the following Sunday, September 27 at Fr Casey’s, again, when gates will be open from 1pm and Game Time is 2.30pm.

LIBRARY in Listowel open and Abbeyfeale will re-open on Tuesday 29th September.

SCHOOL BOOK: Lee Strand homework journal free to over 10,000 primary school pupils in Kerry and west Limerick. To celebrate Lee Strand’s 100th year, the homework journal has a special 100th year theme.

STORIES about Ardnacrusha, are being compiled by the Hunt Museum, contact 061 312 833.

ST JOHN’S Listowel; THU 24TH   DRAMA – QUEEN OF TECHNICOLOUR – THE MAUREEN O’HARA STORY. This one-woman show by Elaine O’Dwyer marks the centenary of legendary Irish actress Maureen O’ Hara who was born in 1920. Star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, O’ Hara played roles that often mirrored her true persona as a tough, feisty and courageous woman. Elaine takes you on an intimate journey with Maureen, revealing the person she was behind the limelight.  This Visually stunning show and take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, superbly enhanced by the rare images of the stars. More from 068 22566.

CASTLE in Askeaton, recently reopened to the public, until Friday, October 30. A guided service is available daily at 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm, Monday to Friday.

RACING Listowel;  G4s schedule is as follows:

*Monday, September 21 – On-Air @ 3:00pm -Five races live including the main race of the day ‘The Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue Hurdle’ @ 3:40pm.

*Tuesday, September 22 – On-Air @ 3:00pm

Five races live including the main race of the day ‘The Edmund and Josie Whelan Memorial Stakes’ @ 4:30pm

*Wednesday, September 23 – On-Air @ 3:00pm

Five races live including the main race of the day ‘The Guinness Kerry National’ @ 4:30pm

*Thursday, September 24 – On-Air @ 3:00pm

Five races live including the main race of the day ‘The Listowel Printing Works Handicap’ @ 4:30pm

*Friday, September 25 – On-Air @ 3:00pm

Five races live including the main race of the day ‘The Southampton Goodwill Plate Handicap Steeplechase’ @ 4:25pm. Friday 25th of September McElligotts Honda Best Dressed Lady will win €500 cash prize.

*Saturday, September 26 – On-Air @ 3:00pm- Five races live including the main race of the day ‘The M.J. Carroll ARRO Handicap Hurdle’ @ 4:00pm.

CREATION: Diocese of Kerry’s Season of Creation, which runs from September 1st to October 4th, will the Harvest Mass be another casualty of the present restrictions.

From life on the old railways to the War of Independence and the high society of the Big House, few key aspects of the modern history of Kerry have been left out, as ever, from the latest offering of Irish Life and Lore.

REFLECTION: Aristotle on  prudence “the reason must be true and the desire must be correct, if indeed the deliberate choice is to be an excellent one.”

OLD TIMES recalled: Historians Maurice and Jane O’Keeffe are delivering their work on the old railways  the War of Independence and the Big House in a series of podcasts under the Irish Life and Lore brand online.

READINGS: The Old Testament reading on Sunday explained,  you can tune into Dr. Jessie Rogers, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, over 4 Tuesday nights, Sept 29, Oct6, 13 and 20 .For more information or to register, email

MUSIC: Comhaltas Live is the daily internet video programme of Irish traditional music produced by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. Each week’s 20-minute programme is divided into daily segments featuring musicians from around the world, young and old.

NEWKD; North East West Kerry Development have 6 FREE weekly webinars starting 22nd Sept. 1 hour sessions on CV Dos and Don’ts, Interview Prep, Networking Online etc. Please sign up by emailing [email protected]

PINK RUN: Due to Covid19, the Great Pink Run is virtual event this year.

They are asking you to help us run the circumference of the globe for Breast Cancer this October. Run, jog, walk or wheel, the more KM you log, the quicker they can reach the goal of turning the world pink for Breast Cancer.

TREES: The Tree Council of Ireland along with Tetra Pak are giving away up to 1,500 Irish native Scots Pine tree saplings for Tetra Pak Tree Day 2020. (One tree per school while stocks last!).

STEPS EYF is an engineering experience programme that gives Transition Year students a hands-on, fun and practical insight into engineering at third-level and as a career.

Due to COVID-19 our 2020 Dublin City Council Festival of History is mostly digital but, along with our partners, we’ve put together a great programme of history events. As usual, all events are free, but some need to be booked.


CITIZENS INFORMATION: are open for phone and e-mail queries. Phone Kerry 0761 07 7860  or email [email protected] 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

PRE-MARRIAGE; please send an email to [email protected], to find out the current procedures and how to book your pre-marriage course.


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CULTURE NIGHT: Due to Covid-19 Pandemic, Siamsa Tíre theatre and arts centre has remained closed since mid March.  For CultureNight from 7pm Friday 18th September to midnight Saturday 19th September, they had a special screening of the lively closing scene from An Ghaoth Aniar.

Sample from Listowel; Culture Night

PAPERS ; Kilmorna

Connaught Journal


April 17-Yesterday morning the dwelling-house of Riversdale, near Listowel, with a most extensive range of out-offices, consisting of three stables, coach-house, cow-house, Barn, potatoe-house, and cider-house, with two farm-houses on the demesne, were discovered to be on fire, when much valuable property was consumed, with two horses and a cow, and several others dreadfully scorched. A large quantity of potatoes, oats and carts, and many other articles of husbandry were also consumed- the dwelling-house was, with great exertion, saved from sharing the fate of the offices.-When such family as the RAYMONDs, respected and remarkable for their hospitality,

benevolence and charity to the distressed, are, in their absence in England, to be selected as the victims of outrage and destruction of property-who can reckon for one night to escape the alarming system now so prevalent, and until now totally unknown in that country, where hospitality and friendly feeling were hitherto congenial to the men of Kerry?


Since writing the above we have received the following from our Newcastle


“On Thursday night, some of those daring ruffians, whose nightly depredations reflect such disgrace upon their country, set fire to the out-offices of Riversdale-house, the property of Mr. RAYMOND, which raged with such rapidity, that, in a short time, the whole beautiful and extensive concern was, with the exception of the dwelling-house, alone, consumed to ashes, and four valuable horses, several cows, a large quantity of oats, potatoes, turf, farming utensils, several hogsheads of cider, and many other valuable articles totally destroyed, together with two farm-houses contiguous thereto. The same night no less than ten fires were perceptible in the above part of the county Kerry.


“On Captain CROTTY, of the 30th regiment, stationed at Abbeyfeale, being apprised of the fire by one of his patrol, he instantly repaired to the spot with a strong guard, who assisted in saving some effects.,”—–Chronicle.


of Dr. Vere Gregory, who lives in Donegal, is still here. He is a cousin of Sir William Gregory, the celebrated husband of the still more celebrated Lady Gregory, who was one of the [729] founders of the Abbey Theatre. His book contains an account of the Gregory family in Ireland, interspersed with the writer’s own reminiscences and comments on current affairs. The author was a County Inspector in the Royal Irish Constabulary during the closing years of that force. Hence, he had personal knowledge of the disturbed and difficult period leading to the Treaty of 1921. Naturally, in these personal reminiscences, there are a few stories about murders committed by both sides. Now, these are not picked for their sensationalism, but because they came his way or for some particular reason—for example, the shocking tragedy of Sir Arthur Vicars, of Kilmorna, near Listowel. Another case, of which he had not personal knowledge, he tells—and the fact does him great credit—because he wished to clear the name of Lady Gregory, his kinswoman, of an absurd charge of collusion with certain people that had been made against her. On this question of atrocity and counter-atrocity, I want to make this point—it is the kind of thing that is unavoidable in revolution. Arthur Griffith said at a time when such things were beginning to happen—and these are, I think, very important words:

“The military mind is the same in every country. Our military men are as bad as the British. They think of nothing but their own particular end and cannot be brought to consider the political consequences of their proceedings.”

(Gregory Kilmorna Senate 27 Jan 1944 debate)


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