Knockanuare Notes-24th April 2022

DIVINE MERCY Mass, Rosary, Confessions in the Church of the Assumption Abbeyfeale on Sunday, April 24 beginning at 2.30pm. Divine Mercy Devotions in St. Mary’s Church Listowel this year: from 3pm. to 4pm. It will include prayers, benediction and confessions. The new Divine Mercy shrine will also be blessed.

ROSARY in front of the Grotto in Village of Knockanure, Tues and Thursday Eve at 8pm, for the month of May, for World Peace. See also, The Rosary will be prayed each day during the month of May at hundreds of grottos around the Island of Ireland. For details www.coastal

Our Lady’s Statue at Blessed Well in Springmount now lights up after dark for a few hours powered from a solar panel.

ALONE, (0818) 222 024 from 8am-8pm, 7 days a week, Alone are seeking visitation support & befriending volunteers in Listowel & surrounding areas, see the volunteer section of the website.

BURSARY:  Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Mary Immaculate College (MIC). The Nano Nagle Bursary Scheme includes 10 bursaries valued at €8,000 each, which are available for students participating on the MA in Christian Leadership in Education programme at MIC.  The bursaries are funded by the Presentation Sisters (Northeast and Southwest).

Applications will close on 1 June.

DEATH of Mary McElligott (née Nolan), Main Street, Moyvane, and late of Monaleen, and Ealing, London, on April 17th, 2022.  Wife of the late Pat. Survived by her son Paul, daughter Fiona, grandchildren Cora, Hannah, Cian and Charlie, sister Carmel, brothers Jim, Frank and Willie, daughter-in-law Kiva, son-in-law John, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

Following Requiem Mass at Moyvane Church Mary McElligott was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH on 14th April 2022 of Joseph Boland, Ennis, and formerly of Ballylongford, in his hundredth year, on 14th April. Former Clare County Manager. Predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Catherine, and his brother Art. Loving father to his children Arthur, David, Caitriona and Rosita.

BURIAL of Ashes – Dr. Patrick O Shea, Dublin & Listowel on 29th April at 10; 30am.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Paul Dillon, Sr. Vivian Nolan, Dan Lenihan, Marie Kennelly, Patrick Dalton, Bridger Teresa Carroll, John J Buckley, Jim Fitzgerald, Mickey Walsh, Sheila O’Riordan, Sr. Mary Andrew O’Flaherty, John Joe  O’Connor, Fr. Pat Moore, Paddy Feury, Noreen Horgan,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 23rd April- Moyvane for Jim Fitzgerald (Anniv.) Aughrim at 7.30pm; Sun. 24th April at Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Angela Kearney (1st Anniv.) at 11.00am; Mon. 25th Apr.’22- No Mass in Church; Tues. 26th Apr’22 Moyvane a Prayer Service for Private Intention at 10.00am; Wed. 27th Apr’22- Knockanure  Mass (Fr. O’Callaghan)

Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs. 28th Apr.’22- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.29th Apr.’22 at Knockanure        Micheal Mulvihill (Anniv.) Gortdromasilihy at 10.00am; Sat. 30th Apr.’22

Moyvane for John O’Connor (Anniv.) Moyvane South at 7.30pm; Sun.1st May’22 Knockanure for Padraig & Jackie McMahon (Anniv.) Lisaniskea at 9.30am and Mass Moyvane for John & Catherine Scanlon & son Tom, (Anniv.) Leitrim West at 11.00am.

LATIN MASS on Sunday, 27th March, at 1:00pm at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, by Fr. Martin Hegarty CC. More information from [email protected]

GAA LOTTO Results for Knockanure from Tuesday April 19th, Jackpot €3,600. Numbers Drawn: 7, 16, 24, and 31, No winner.  Lucky Dips of €25 went to: 1. Johanna O Connell, USA; 2. Seán McMahon, Athea ; 3. Timothy Riordan, Dirreen; 4. Ann Quirke, Duagh, and 5. Alfie and Charlie, c/o B O’Connell Enrights Bar. Next draw is on April 26th in the clubhouse. All are welcome. The Jackpot will be €3,700.

LAY people taking leadership roles in the Diocese of Kerry, the new volunteer Ministry of the Lay Pastoral Leader is being introduced as a response to the changing needs of parish communities. The lay pastoral leaders will work alongside the clergy in pastoral areas. If you are interested in this ministry, or more information, check out

FOUND An item of jewellery on the grounds of Moyvane Church, please contact the Parish Office or Sacristan.

PARISH: Baptisms take place Saturday afternoons.  Please contact the Parish Office regarding forms and booking etc. Weddings, also please contact the Parish Office. Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. immediately after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.

Wearing of Masks at Church services is recommended. 2nd Collection at all Masses for Peter’s Pence on 23rd and 24th.

CONGRATULATIONS to locals who won The ‘Young Irish Filmmaker of the Year Award on RTE recently.  Rachel O’ Connor and Conor Hogan from Moyvane won the award for ‘Best Documentary’ ‘The Joys of Justin’. The documentary was directed by Liam O’ Connor from Asdee and it was made during Fís na hÓige film week last summer.

HEALTH AND WELLBEING Programme starts week of April 25th at Listowel Community Centre. For a full list of activities tel 068-22244.

COUNSELLOR / PSYCHOTHERAPIST (GAMBLING) David McSweeney, Listowel Family Resource Centre, Ballygologue John B. Keane Rd. Listowel.  0873684490 / 06823584

ABBEYFEALE: May Bank Holiday weekend.  The main festival concert will be Sliabh Notes, who play at the Glórach Theatre on Saturday, April 30th.Singing club in Philip Enrights’ Ramble Inn on Friday, April 29 for the Fleadh by the Feale and then the regular monthly club on Friday, May 6 at 8pm.

MOYA FESTIVAL 2022: Meditation, Ocean, Yoga, Art May Ban Holiday weekend on 29th April to 2nd May. Bookings by Text: 087 7837448 Facebook: @moyaballybunion ; Fr. Sean Hanafin will be holding a talk on the Spirituality of the stained Glass windows as part of the festival on Monday 2nd May at 2 p.m. All welcome.

BINGO continues every Monday night at the Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale at 8.00 pm.

MUSIC: Kerry Choral Union Spring Concert at St Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Sunday, May 8th at 7.30pm. to raise vital funds for Recovery Haven Kerry. Tickets on sale from Recovery Haven’s Tralee at 5 Haig’s Terrace or from Kerry Choral Union members. Tickets also at the door on the night.

RACING Killarney – MayFest takes place from Sunday, 15th to Tuesday 17th inclusive.

CHEQUES: were presented to Kerry Hospice Foundation, Colorectal Cancer Services and Kerry Cancer Support Group. Tom Pa O’Connor recently presented €85,000 to representatives of the three Kerry based Cancer Services Charities. Also €40,000 was presented to CUH Cancer Services at an event at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium, Cork.

TEA DAY foe Alzheimers is on Thursday may 5th.

CARERS: Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 991 6791 or 087 744 0729. Our website is

SACRISTAN part Time for Listowel required.


CUCKOO has arrived and can be heard in local bogland. Blackthorn is in full flower, also Flowering Currant, and all the usual ones for this time of year. Grass over past few days has also come on.

JOBS Fair 2022 on Monday 25th April at the Rose Hotel from 10am-3.30pm.

ORGAN Donation; National Donate Life Month was established in 2003, and each year in April we recognize those who gave the gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation. More than 100,000 people are currently on the wait list for a transplant in the United States.

NEWS Report: 21 of the council’s housing department staff out with COVID-19 on one day alone recently.

ST JOHN’S: Great Expectations- Wednesday 27th April at 8pm; Poetry Day- Ai Robots and the spoken word on Thursday 28th April at 7pm; Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime on Saturday 30th April 2022, at 8pm.

Details from 068 22566.

WALK: Saturday 7th May – At 4.15am Darkness into Light comes to Tarbert – with its inspirational message of HOPE. Walking from the Tarbert Comprehensive School to Tarbert Island and back.

You can also sign up on line click on this link –

MUSIC: Rambling House will be held in Monagea Parish Hall on Monday, April 25, at 8pm. All entertainers are welcome.

CYCLE: Ard Churam has been selected as a beneficiary of the 2022 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle.

ALONE on 0818 222 024 from 8am-8pm.

WORDS– “The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and to start saying ‘I will.”                       – Charles Dickens.

MOTHER Angelica launched EWTN in 1981 with the mission of proclaiming the Eternal Word, Jesus Christ, to the nations. Today, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.

FOOD waste is continuing, because there is very little social pressure to encourage thrift, waste is an outward sign of wealth which gives pleasure to many.

MUSIC: Limerick School of Music celebrated their 60th year.

GRANTS from €15 million capital fund to support community groups for the upgrade and refurbishment of community centres, are available from Government. Investment in both rural and urban communities. 11 million also available for repairs of rural roads and laneways. Elderly homeowners grants of E8, 000 to assist in repairs and E6, 000 also available for mobility aids.

€4.3m has been awarded to Shannon Airport under the government’s 2022 regional airports programme.

ROME: Happy Birthday Rome! The Eternal City was founded on April 21 in 753 B.C.

MEETING: 10th World Meeting of Families which will take place in Rome from 22 – 26 June.

More information available on

GRAVEYARD Duagh; Wish to remind you that they urgently need new volunteers who will give us

some time from now to September.

HAVE YOUR SAY: The Diocese of Kerry Synodal Team is inviting on-line submissions to shape its contribution to the 2023 Synod of Bishops in Rome. Visit and click on the “Online Submission” link to share your insights.

NOVELS: five novels are going forward for The Kerry Group Irish Novel   of the Year award, which is worth €15,000 to the winner, at Listowel Writers Week.

BOOK: The New Tsar- By Steven Lee Myers- Witness Vladimir Putin’s early days, rise to power, and merciless rule in this “judicious and comprehensive” biography (The Washington Post) from the former New York Times Moscow bureau chief.

OIL: Russian government’s income, one Ukrainian government official claimed that Russia is raking in $1 billion a day from its oil trade alone. We donate pence to charities supporting Ukraine, while everything we do, some portion of it will end up paying for the war, and nobody is warning us.

Government issue fine words, while at the same time, overlooking regulation and practices which add to both fuel and gas use.

FERTILISER: Fine Gael MEP, Colm Markey, asked if the European Commission is doing anything to look at alternative sources of supply.

WHO says air pollution is the greatest environmental threat to health and accounts for a high number of non-communicable diseases such as heart attacks or stroke.

BUYING on impulse

In fact, studies suggest that as much as 50% of all groceries are sold because of impulsiveness – and over 87% of shoppers make impulse buys.

While it is complicated and affected by many factors, such as a need for arousal and lack of self-control, it is known that external shopping cues – “buy one get one free” offers, discounts and in-store promotional displays, for example – play a key role.

RESPITE: In 2013 the Heffernan’s and the Saoirse Foundation announced plans to build a €4.5 million National Respite Centre for children with rare diseases and their families. The centre in Blennerville for children with rare diseases have been shelved, according to news reports.

RUN: Great Limerick Run, Over 40 gardai, garda staff, friends and family will be taking part on May 1, 2022, in aid of four year old Noah Quish.

HEALTH:  Connect With Your Health’ at The Rose Hotel on Sunday, May 15 from 10am to 4.30pm.

To book call on 086 2408237 or email

Tralee Food Festival, April 29th (Afternoon Workshop 1.30pm-3.00pm), more at


SHOW: The Emerald Expo, an all-breed dairy cattle show, on Saturday, April 23, at the Virginia Show Centre in Co. Cavan. The Expo is the first in-person dairy show in two years in the Republic of Ireland.

FARMS: The number of farms in the 27 EU member states declined by 32% between 2003 and 2016, from around 15 to 10.3 million. Forecast is  EU could lose another 6.4 million farms.

GARDA Warning; “It only takes a moment of distraction for a thief to take your laptop or tablet device. Along with cash, laptops and tablets are the most common items taken in burglaries and from cars that are broken into or left unlocked,” said Garda John Finnerty, the cost of replacing the data on devices can cost more than replacing the hardware. He also advised on road safety “A speed limit is not a target”

WALK: GST first walk along their new route was held on Thursday 27th December from the old Abbeyfeale railway Station to Kerry Border. The round trip was 4 miles. The North Kerry rail line closed in stages. Passengers service was withdrawn on 4th Feb 1963. By 1972 Newcastle west was served by a thrice weekly goods from Limerick and Abbeyfeale by a thrice weekly goods from Tralee. The line from Ballingranne to Listowel closed 3rd November 1975. Listowel continued to be served by a daily goods service until 10 January 1977. The Trail could be easily extended to Tralee if the County Council had the foresight

Video link


QUEEN of the May Knockanure



The Irish People 1984-10-13 Irish People

1984-10-13 Irish People  page8-9


WITH THE SPLIT in the Irish Volunteers at the outbreak of the First World War, about 170,000 men followed Irish Parliamentary Party leader John Redmond into the National Volunteers and, from there, into the trenches of Europe. A minority of Volunteers, about 11,000, rejected Redmond’s assertion that Irish freedom could be won on the battlefields of Europe but were themselves divided on the type of freedom they wanted and how it should be achieved. When a decision was taken to stage an armed uprising at Easter 1916, it was taken by a small minority within the depleted Irish Volunteers. • Neither Eoin MacNeill, who was nominal head of the Volunteers, nor people like Arthur Griffith, were consulted about the rising. Similarly, they were told nothing of a decision taken by the same conspiratorial group of IRB officers within the Volunteers to import arms for this rebellion. MANDATE Without any electoral mandate from the Irish people, most of whom supported Redmond, and without the say-so of the Volunteer movement to which they belonged, this group of IRB men proceeded with their plans and contacted John Devoy in America at the beginning of February 1916. They claimed their mandate from the inalienable right of an oppressed people to rise against their oppressors with arms. Since Devoy was the leader of Clan na Gael, the Irish support group in America, he was told about the rising and about the need for arms which, he was advised, ‘should be sent to Limerick Quay between April 20th and 23rd 1916’. But, as Devoy pointed out in his Recollections of this period: “This request to ‘send a shipment of arms’ was, of course, intended to be transmitted to Germany, the men in Ireland knew that all funds in the possession of the Clan na Gael had been sent to them and that consequently we in the United States were unable to purchase such armaments as they required.” And he added: “Even if we held special funds for that purpose, it would be practically impossible to load and clear such a cargo in face of Wilson’s (US President Woodrow Wilson) Secret Service, which was watching us very keenly and was in closest touch with the English, communicating to them everything/ even of the slightest importance. ” EMBASSY Through the German Embassy in the United States, Devoy contacted the German War Staff and within days they replied: “It is possible to send two or three small fishing steamers with about ten machine guns, twenty thousand rifles, ammunition and explosives to Fenit Pier in Tralee Bay. Irish pilots should wait north of Inishtooskert Island from before dawn of April 20th, displaying at intervals three green lights. Disembarkation must be effected immediately. Let us know if this can be done.” The Germans had clearly expected an appeal for weapons from Ireland. On November 8th 1915 the German Admiralty had discussed the possibility of such a shipment only to reject the idea on the grounds that it would endanger submarines. But by March 1916 the opinion of the Admiralty was changed by the German War Staff, who saw the potential advantages in a widespread Irish uprising against British rule. EXAGGERATED This change of mind was also prompted by some ‘misleading’ information supplied to the Germans by the IRB. While the strength of British troops and RIC in Ireland was estimated at 40,000, the strength of Irish forces was grossly exaggerated. Besides claiming the allegiance of 40,000 Irish Volunteers, they ‘anticipated’ that 50,000 Red- mondite Volunteers would join the rebellion and that it was ‘probable’ that thousands of unorganised Irishmen would also join an uprising. On the basis of this report, the IRB asked for 25,000- 50,000 rifles, a proportionate number of machine guns and field artillery as well as a number of officers. The report optimistically concluded that ‘even for 100,000 rifles the necessary number of men would be obtainable’. By March 17th, the German Admiralty had agreed to the shipment to Tralee Bay but had decided that a single small steamer, rather than three trawlers, would be used to ferry the weapons.

For more visit; Title         1984-10-13 Irish People- Uniform Title    Irish people (New York, N.Y. : 1972)

Publisher             Irish People Inc.- Date   1984-10-13- Physical Description- 1 newspaper (15 pages)

Description         “The voice of Irish Republicanism in America”



CAMINO Kerry 2022; Day 1 on Friday, April 29th at 8am. Registration at St. John’s Church. Begin walking from Tralee to Camp Village 9am: 20 kilometers.

Highlights include: Tralee Town Park; Blennerville Canal; views of Tralee Bay and Fenit Lighthouse; Killelton Oratory and famine village. Options to stay in Camp Village or bus back to Tralee.

Day 2 – Saturday, April 30th: Walk from Camp Village to Annascaul : 17 kilometers.

Highlights include views of Slieve Mish mountains, crossing Emlagh Bog and a break at Inch Beach. Options to stay in Annascaul or bus back to Tralee.

Day 3- Sunday, May 1st : Walk from Annascaul to Dingle : 23 kilometers.

Highlights include: Minard Storm Beach and Castle; Lispole, and the walk into Dingle town.

Please contact Ingrid: by email at: [email protected] for further information.


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