Knockanuare notes- 21st August 2022

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results for Tuesday August 16th. Jackpot €5,300.

Numbers Drawn: 4, 8, 28, and 30, No winner. Lucky Dips of €25 went to: 1 Micháel O Connor, Keylod; 2. Brendan Moloney, c/o Speedys; 3. Jack Houlihan, c/o Jim Greaney; 4. Shane Flynn, Duagh, and 5. Helen Casey, Cahir c/o Goulds. Next draw is on August 23rd in the clubhouse. All are welcome. The Jackpot will be €5,400.

SUPPORT: Brenda Kennelly & Frances Leahy on Sunday, August 21 in Croke Park. This is an Absail fundraiser for Kerry Cancer Support Group. Check out iDonate or Facebook. Sponsorship cards available in Frances’ Hair salon or Kennelly’s Hardware shop, Moyvane.

ROSARY at Grotto in Knockanure on Tuesdays in August at 8pm, all are welcome.

PARISH: Maria the Parish Secretary will be taking Annual Leave from Aug.15th to Aug. 26th. During this time, Fr. Brendan will be in the Parish Office on Weds, Thurs, and Fri. from 11.00am to 12.00 noon. Also contact; email [email protected], 068-49308 or 087 960 1549.

GORTAGLANNA MARTYRS:  A mass in memory of the Gortaglanna Martyrs; Paddy Walsh, Patrick Dalton and Jerry Lyons, also Jack Sheehan and Michael Galvin will be held in Knockanure Church on Tuesday 23rd of August @ 7.30 pm.  Con Dee who was wounded at Gortaglanna will also be remembered.  Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Timmy Dowling, Grand-nephew of Paddy Walsh.

DEATH of Michael Scanlon, Listowel Road, Moyvane, on August 14th, 2022. Survived by his wife Marina, daughter Deirdre, son Gerard and his partner Dienna, brother Pat, sisters Eileen and Joan, niece Sinéad, nephew Kevin, sisters-in-law Laura, Ann, Irene and Bridie, and extended family.

Requiem Mass for Michael being celebrated at Moyvane Church on Wednesday live-streamed on , followed by burial afterwards in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Billy O’Gorman, Jack Martin Mulvihill, Elsie O’Sullivan, Joan Keane, Betty Nash, Joan McCarthy, Morgan Flaherty, Bro Albert Breen, John Mulcahy, Bridie Moore, Sr. Pascal Hegarty, Sr. Sheila McAuliffe,

Masses for the next 2 weeks: Sat.20th Aug.’22 Moyvane for Jack & Nora Walsh & Michel Mulvihill

(Aniv.) Leitrim East at 7.30pm; Sun.21st Aug.’22- Knockanure for Jack Mulvihill & Son Martin, (Aniv.) Glenalappa at  9.30am, and Mass Moyvane Eileen Cronin (1st Aniv.) 11.00am.; Mon.22nd Aug.’22 No Mass in Church; Tues.23rd Aug.’22 Moyvane- Private Intention 10.00am, and evening Mass Knockanure- The Gortaglanna Martyrs Celebrant: Fr. Timmy Dowling 7.30pm.; Weds.24th Aug.’22 Private Intention 10.00am Knockanure; Thurs.25th Aug.’22 Moyvane Private Intention 10.00am; Fri.26th Aug.’22 Knockanure Bridie Moore (Aniv.) Glenalappa 10.00am; Sat.27th Aug.’22 Jeremiah Mulvihill, Paddy Connelly, & Deceased members of the Mulvihill & Connelly Families 7.30pm; Sun.28th Aug.’22 Knockanure Private Intention 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Tom Scanlon (Aniv.) Leitrim Middle at 11am; Masses 30th Aug. to 2nd Sept. are all Private Intention Masses. And mass on Sat. Sept 3rd for Tadhg “Timmy” Carr,1st Aniv., Moyvane at 7.30pm.

LATIN MASS Sunday, 28th August, at 12 noon at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass by Fr. Bernard Healy. More info from [email protected]

TOURS:  Glin Castle and Garden guided tour on Sunday August 21 from 12 noon to 6pm. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance gate on the day for €10. The Glin Knights Visitor centre in the Square is open daily from 10am to 5pm, and read about the lives of the 29 Knights of Glin.


DROP OFF POINT: Front of Dressing Rooms- Clothes Collection in aid of a new Defibrillator.

Knockanure GAA will be holding a clothes collection over the coming weeks to raise funds for a Defibrillator for the GAA Pitch. All unwanted clothes (clean), Paired shoes, Hats and scarves, Handbags, Curtains and bed linen. NO DUVETS OR PILLOWS PLEASE .

ROSE: exhibition at Kerry County Museum includes 30 dresses over six decades, from Alice O’Sullivan’s gown in 1959 to the present Rose of Tralee. Tralee Library, the Rose of Tralee Historical Exhibition is on display until August 31.

Kerry County Council will provide free parking at the Fels Point site adjacent to the Rose Hotel and the Dan Spring Road for the period of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, which runs to 23rd of August.

RACING in Listowel from Sunday, September 18th to Saturday, September 24. Visit for more information.

VINTAGE in Asdee; Saturday August 20th with the Vintage Car Run at 7pm. Then on Sunday  August 21st, Annual Vintage Tractor Run, registration at 11am and the Tractor Run getting under way at 1pm. Contact 087 4537914 or 087 9302119.

Sunday September 4th Athea Vintage Club in Athea will hold its annual Road Run, each year holds this event to benefit local charities. Phone Francie on 087 6666 850.

VINTAGE Knockanure -Video link

GRAVEYARD Committee would like to thank the following for their contribution to the recent three graveyard masses: Chief Celebrant Fr. Brendan Carmody along with Fr. Brendan O’ Callaghan and Fr. Tom McMahon, the Readers, Choir and Eucharistic Ministers for the beautiful masses.  A big Thank You to the following for the use of their grounds as parking facilities – Leo Finucane, Tom Moore, Séamus Clancy, Mike Brosnan and Aidan Stack.  Thanks to Donal O’Sullivan for providing the amplification.  Thanks to everyone who helped out in any way each night.  A  special Thank You to all of you who gave so generously to our collections, it is very much appreciated.

RETIREMENT: Sunday August 28th will be a special day for Athea, as we gather to mark the retirement of Dr. Murphy and to honour his selfless commitment to the parish.

AGM of Athea Drama Group will take place on August 31st at 8pm at Con Colbert Memorial Hall.

SECURITY: Make sure all home doors are shut and locked. Make sure all home windows are shut and locked. Draw the blinds. Ensure outside lights are on (to make this easier, install a solar timetable light switch). If you park a car outside, double-check that the vehicle is locked and valuables are removed.

MINI Marathon; To register for the Cook Medical Mini Marathon, visit the Cook Medical Mini Marathon 2022 website. Every one of all ages and abilities can take part on Sunday 25th September. Starts at  the University of Limerick Sports Arena.

ENERGY: A typical American family spends nearly $2,000 per year on their home energy bills. Much of that money, however, is wasted through leaky windows or ducts, old appliances, or inefficient heating and cooling systems. The Energy Saver Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Savings Projects offer easy, step-by-step instructions to home energy efficiency improvements that will save you energy and money.

FOOD: Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine says that Ireland will notify the EU Commission of its intention to avail of a derogation for cereal farmers in relation to the crop diversification rules for 2023. Last March, the dairy commodity index was at 1,593, since then it has been downward and  returning  to levels of a year ago.

IRISH Exported to Great Britain €1.917 billion in the 12 months from June 2021 to June 2022.

PAULINE O’Connell artist; My work is interested in the identity of the local. In particular the specific trace of human presence and its erasure over time – rooted in the dialectic it considers the material world, its politics, ideologies both physical and ephemeral.

The gathering of stories conflating fact, fiction and folklore has been a constant in my practice to date, exploring these concerns through public commissions and pedagogical initiatives, curating, writing, exhibitions and collaborations.


PLASTIC Bottles are littering local roads, since the arrival of the hot weather. There is talk about global warming, yet our government, are unable to provide drinking fountains in public places. The few water fountains, are usually hidden and placed where they are least noticed. There is one tap in Killarney, near the government office and it is hidden in a hedge. The other tap is near the Court House, hidden again among bollards. Water is available in Athea, Adare and Dingle, all inadequately signposted.

C02; the fashion industry currently produces 10% of annual global carbon emissions; British report says the 80% of the CO2 savings from clean cars will be negated by the £27bn planned roads programme; domestic flights are counted in a country’s emission accounts. International flights are not; A statement released by the UIA said: “Urban areas account for more than 70% of global energy consumption and CO2 emissions, mainly buildings. Over the next two decades, it is projected to build and rebuild an area approximately equal to 60% of the world’s total stock in urban areas around the world.

Government’s decision to cut emissions by 25 per cent in farming is strange as we are producing food for other countries, saving them greenhouse gas emissions.

SPORTS clubs and organisations are being encouraged to apply for a share of the ‘Sport for All’ fund to provide specific activities and supports for people with a disability.

SCHOOL: The College of Further Education and Training, Abbeyfeale Campus, is now accepting applications for a wide range of part-time courses commencing in September. These include Cookery, Art & Craft, Wood Turning, Upholstery, Furniture Restoration, Childcare, Local History, Genealogy and much more. For further details, and to apply, check website or call 06831198.


WORLD Humanitarian Day was on August 19, the leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire has reviewed humanitarian responses, see their site for more.

GUIDE to Tralee Church; This forty-page colour illustrated booklet outlines the history of St. John’s from the mid-nineteenth century, including detailed descriptions of the architecture, stonework, stained glass, mosaic and sculpture in the church. Cost €5Available in the Parish Centre.



Press, Volume LXXXII, Issue 24865, 3 May 1946, Page 2

MR AND MRS J. DWYER Mr and Mrs John Dwyer, 555 Manchester street, will celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of their marriage tomorrow. Mr and Mrs Dwyer are well known in Christchurch, as Well as in many other parts of the Dominion where Mr Dwyer was stationed during his 43 years’ service in the Police Force. Mr Dwyer was for nine years Superintendent of Police in the Canterbury district. He retired from the service in 1922, on which occasion he was accorded a public farewell. Mr Dwyer, who was born in Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland, came to New Zealand in 1878 on the sailing ship City of Auckland, which was wrecked, on the Otaki coast. Many and varied are the experiences which Mr Dwyer can recall. For his rescue work during the Cumberland street fire in Dunedin in 1882, he was presented by the City Council with a silver medal for valour. He also holds the Australasian Royal Humane Society’s award for bravery, which was presented to him in 1893 for his attempt, in very dangerous circumstances, to rescue a man from drowning in Oamaru harbour.

When the then. Prince of Wales visited Christchurch in 1920, Mr Dwyer was probably one of the happiest men in the city, for in recognition of the excellent work of the police in Christchurch, the Prince presented him with a gold tie pin.

Mr Dwyer has been associated with many cases which have made police history in New Zealand, and wherever he has been stationed he and Mrs Dwyer have won the respect and affection of those among whom they have lived. Mrs Dwyer, Who was born in Australia, came to New Zealand at the age of seven years. Mr and Mrs Dwyer were married in St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Dunedin, by the Rev, Father P. Lynch. They have one son, Mr Philip Dwyer, of Gisborne, and three, surviving daughters, Mesdames N. Lyttelton (Auckland), David Lusk (Fendalton) and F. B. Freed (Wellington). There are three grandchildren.


MUSIC: Writers Museum is home to the Listowel Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann who run classes in traditional Irish music, song, dance and storytelling each Saturday from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm during school terms.  To book for these classes contact the secretary of Listowel CCE at 087 6567322.

HEAVEN: August is the month of heaven, it includes the Feast of the Transfiguration — Aug. 6, Moses and Elijah visit from heaven and the Coronation on Aug. 22, when Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Aug. 15. Heaven is the hope of Christians.

FEAST: On Aug. 18, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of St. Helena. The mother of Constantine the Great, St. Helena is believed to have restored many sites in the Holy Land.

Feast of St. Rose of Lima in Peru is celebrated on Tues. 23rd August. Feasts of St. Bartholomew the Apostle is celebrated on Wed. 24th August. He preached the Gospel in India. Patron saint of plasterers. St. Batt’s Holy Well,  Coolard, Ballydonoghue.


WAITING: Over 800 children are on the waiting list in Kerry and Cork region for access to mental healthcare.

BROTHER Kevin Crowley the director Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin, prepares to retire at 87 after decades of tireless work, he laments that in 2022 many people are facing serious economic difficulties. He also reiterates that not enough is being done to provide families in Dublin with affordable housing.


RECOVERY Haven Kerry are hosting (CLIMB) a children’s group support programme, beginning on September 7th. This programme is aimed at children aged 6-12 years who are experiencing the impact of a cancer diagnosis of a parent, sibling, and member of their extended family or other significant adult. Please ring reception on 066 7192122 if you would like more information


COVID: A large-scale University of Oxford study released Wednesday found people who’ve contracted COVID-19 are at a higher risk of cognitive and neurological conditions like brain fog, psychosis, seizures, and dementia for up to two years after infection. Incidence of depression and anxiety was found to be heightened immediately after contracting COVID-19 as well, but those risks returned to baseline within two months of an infection.


Too Many Pockets. Lixnaw Tailor James Lynch Fined for Too Many Pockets in A Suit He Made.

Tailor Lynch was grandfather to Seamus Stack who owns Londis supermarket in Lixnaw.

GLIN: For centuries Glin Castle, nestled at the stunning mouth of the Shannon, has been home to the black knights of Glin, one of the oldest Anglo-Norman families in the country. Featuring the last ever interview with Desmond Fitzgerald, the 29th Knight of Glin, this episode tells a 700 year long tale, revealing how the Black Knights championed Gaelic culture through revolution and patronage.


COTTAGES: A Dail transcript from December 1958, with Mr Blaney responding to the then Limerick West Fine Gael TD Denis Jones who sought an outline of council-built cottages in the country. He was told rural cottages were under construction by Limerick County Council at a variety of places including Askeaton, Woodpark and Tournafulla, with a new project due for decision at Shanagolden in 1959.The prospective tenant would buy the site from a local farmer. Report in Limerick Leader of 16 Aug 2022.

BOOK: I’m of Kerry, the third publication by Castleisland man Johnnie Roche, was launched recently.

His other books, Listowel to the Liffey and Born for Hardship.


The Heroines of SOE, By Beryl E. Escott

A gripping history: Discover the extraordinary true stories of 40 women who risked their lives to fight for the liberation of France as SOE spies during the second half of World War II.


USA: In many states where abortion is legal, particularly after the Dobbs decision, subsidies will essentially make it cheaper to obtain insurance plans which will pay for abortion.


1824  Evidence of Father Collins, Parish Priest, Skibbereen (Later Dr. Collins, Bishop of Ross) to the Select Committee, House of Commons. London on Dire Condition in Skibbereen.  1822 6,000 paupers in Skibbereen.  1825 Evidence of John O’Driscoll, Barrister,  of Conditions in Dunmanway and Clonakilty.


FAITH: Missouri Marian festival reconnects Vietnamese pilgrims to their faith and culture

by Peter Tran

Marian Days started in 1978 to evangelize Vietnamese living in the Carthage, Missouri, area. Before the pandemic, it drew about 70,000 people to events that reconnect Vietnamese to their faith and culture.


ARTS: Event: Festival of Folk: Turas

Date: 8.30pm on 29^th & 31^st August & various dates in September- Location: Siamsa Tíre, Tralee

Tickets: Adult €45, Student €36, Child €22.50, Family of 4 €108, available from

About: The National Folk Theatre brings multi-instrumental musicians, singers & dancers together, to present the music, song & dance styles; including the unique North Kerry Munnix dance, of Ireland’s regions.


WAR: The Chinese Ministry of Defense said Wednesday the country will send troops to eastern Russia for joint military exercises scheduled for August 30 through September 5—and that India, Belarus, and other countries will also participate. China and Russia have drilled together before—including earlier this year—but this round seems intended to communicate that Russia still has military capacity outside Ukraine. Taken from, The Dispatch, 1020 19th Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20036.


Rushdie was forced into hiding for nearly 10 years after his book The Satanic Verses was published in 1988. The book’s title referred to verses of the Quran, which Rushdie claimed had been removed.


In The Satanic Verses, he also made references to Islam that Islamists and hard-liners deemed offensive.



BLIND: Obtaining state aid for the blind: The 1920 Blind March

On 5 April 1920, members of the National League of the Blind (NLB) set off to march 200 miles to raise awareness of the lack of support for blind people. This journey became known as the 1920 Blind March.

Drawing on the records held at The National Archives, this blog post tells the story of the 1920 Blind March and the subsequent passing of the 1920 Blind Persons Act. This act was the world’s first disability-specific legislation. 16 August 2022 marks the 102nd anniversary of the act receiving Royal Assent.



U.S. National Association of Realtors reported Thursday that the median existing-home sales price in the U.S. was $403,800 in July—down from a record $416,000 in June, but up 10.8 percent from a year earlier—while sales of previously owned homes declined for the sixth straight month, down 20.2 percent year-over-year.


By Crystal Tate  · Updated October 23, 2020

If you’ve ever wondered where your clothing is made or how it’s produced, this shocking new report will certainly make you ponder. According to a new report by the Walk Free Foundation, the fashion industry is the second-largest sector, after technology, to support modern slavery practices.



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  1. Martin Moore says

    John Dwyer of New Zealand was my great granduncle.

    Martin Moore, Tralee

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