Knockanuare notes- 24th july 2022

PARISH Graveyard Masses will take place this year as follows: Friday 29th July at 8.00pm Ahavoher Cemetery; Tuesday 2nd August at 8.00pm Knockanure Cemetery, and Wednesday 3rd August at 8.00pm Murhur Cemetery. Duagh Graveyard Mass will take place on Thursday July 28 at 8pm.

Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration Moyvane every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.

People attending the Graveyard Masses, please bring Holy Water containers if you want holy water to Bless Graves. Alive Newspaper is now available at the Church door.  Please help yourself to a copy. A Visit: If you like the Parish Priest or a Eucharistic Minister to visit or know somebody who would like a regular visit, please let us know.

KERRY County Council will close Denny Street to public traffic in order to facilitate the homecoming of the Kerry senior football team on Monday, arriving on stage at the Ashe Hall on Denny Street, Tralee at around 6pm on Monday July 25th.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results for Tuesday July 19th, Jackpot €4,900. Numbers Drawn: 2, 11, 14,and 32, No winner. Lucky Dips of €25 went to: 1. Eamon Dowling, c/o O’Briens Bar; 2. Tara Finucane, Lissaniska; 3. Dublin Joe, Kevins Bar; 4. Pauline Woods, Knockanure, and 5. Timmy Whyte, Behans Listowel. Next draw is on July 26th in the clubhouse. All are welcome. The Jackpot will be €5,000.

DEATH of Cornelius (Con) Kearney of Featherbed Lane, Kinsale, / Moyvane, on July 17th 2022. Con (Retired Sergeant) (in his 98th year), husband of the late Mary (nee Larkin) and father of Rena and Majella. Survived by sons-in-law John and Paco, grandchildren Sean, Daire, Fergus and Paddy, extended family, neighbours and friends. Requiem Mass on Saturday (July 23rd) at 11am in St. John the Baptist Church, Kinsale which will be livestreamed on, funeral afterwards to Ringrone Cemetery.

DEATH on 16th July 2022 of  Christopher Higgins, Trien, Kilmorna, Listowel. Predeceased by his father Martin and grandmother Peggy Higgins. Survived by his mother Margaret (Nee Stack), brothers Adrian (Athea), Michael (Trien, Kilmorna) sisters Martina (Trien, Kilmorna) and Nora (Athea), grandmother, nephews, Patrick, Pauric and David and nieces Emma and Jade, brother in law Dave, sister in law Mag, Aunts, Uncles, cousins and a wide circle of friends. Requiem Mass for Christopher was celebrated on Wednesday at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure. Christopher will be laid to rest in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH of Mike Sheehan, Tarmons Cross, Tarbert, on July 19th 2022. Husband of Teresa and father of Shane and Michéal. Predeceased by his brothers Patrick, David and John, sisters Maureen, Nora and Peg. Survived also by sisters Ann (Finucane) and Catherine (Cioffi), daughters in law Eleanor and Elaine, grandchildren Jack, Ben and Ali, brothers in law and sisters in law, nephews, and nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: Margaret Twohig, John Broderick, Fr. Denis O’Dwyer, John McAuliffe, Maureen Airey, Doreen Beasley, Mary Holly, T.D. O’Sullivan, Sr. Mary O’Carroll, Benny Collins, Paddy Kennelly, Sr. Dympna O’Driscoll, Michael O’Connor, Canon James Neville, Nellie Ahern, Ellen McManus, Kieran Curtin.

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.23rd July’22- Moyvane for Hughie Fitzmaurice (Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.24th July’22- Knockanure for Nora Moore & Husband Jimmy & Son Willie (Aniv.) Knockanure at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for                 Kate & Michael Flaherty & Daughter Mary (Aniv.) Woodgrove at               11.00am;

Mon.25th July’22- Moyvane No Mass in Church; Tues.26th July’22-Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Weds.27th July’22- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.28th July’22-Moyvane for Patrick O’Driscoll (Aniv.) Farranree at 10.00am; Fri.29th July’22- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am, Mass Ahavoher a Graveyard Mass at 8.00pm; Sat.30th July’22- Moyvane for Denis Corridan (Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.31st July’22 – Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am, and  mass Moyvane for Gerald Kennelly, Ahalana Month’s Mind at 11.00am.

NOTICE: A purse was left in the Church on Sat, can be claimed in the Sacristy.

Listowel Family Resource Centre, Are you 16 to 24 and unsure of your next career path? Have you any barriers to the career you want to pursue? Come along 28th July 1-3 pm. €10 voucher for Jumbos Family Restaurant those who participate on the day.  Contact Darragh Cashman 087-7142664 or [email protected]

Recovery Haven Kerry-Cancer Support house, Bereavement Coffee morning at the house 7 Haigs Terrace, Tralee, Mon. 25th July 10.30am. This support group is for people who are bereaved through cancer. Drop in on the day for a cuppa & chat.

On Radio Kerry, Horizons Summer Feature Programs Sunday mornings at 9, followed by Mass live from Our Lady and St. Brendan’s, Tralee. Just A Thought broadcast twice daily weekdays 7.30 am & 12 noon. Enjoy!

Accord have organised an online webinar for those hosting and supporting Trauma-management and Self-care Support for those supporting Ukrainian refugees.  Accord is holding an online webinar on July 27th ‘22 from 7.30pm to 9pm. Please register on  Designed to address the current challenges facing host families.

NEW MOON on 28th.During recent fine weather, a large amount of hay was saved. More could be saved, if help was available.

AIB has reversed its decision to end cash services at 70 branches around the country.


EVENTS: Traditional Trades Fair Ballylongford July 30/31. Sean McCarthy Festival  Finuge, July 29.

Puck Fair-   August 10 -12 Killorglin. All Ireland Fleadh in Mullingar from July 31 to August 8.

Barrigone Blessed Well Mass, on Friday, August 15 at 3pm. Kerry Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest, from 8th to 14th October 2022. Loughill Family Fun Day takes place Saturday July 30th 1 pm til late! Food/Craft fair in Resource Centre with fun activities throughout the day in the Park.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival for young people aged between 16 and 35. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thurs. 11th Aug. to Sun. 14th Aug.’22. For more information and to book your place go to

The annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage takes place on Sunday July 31st at Croagh Patrick.  Confessions on the summit 7:30am – 2:00pm.  Mass hourly from 8:00am – 2.00pm. Catholic Family Week at Knockadoon, near Youghal, from 21st to 27th of August.

CONCERT: Wolfe Tones, outdoor concert on Saturday 27th August 2022 at Birdhill.

POPE:  Pope Francis will travel to the Canadian cities of Edmonton, Quebec City, and Iqaluit from July 24-29. The pontiff planned to deliver his nine speeches and homilies in Spanish during the trip.

ROSE of Tralee Festival, call for volunteers, interested complete a volunteer application form no later than Friday 29th July 2022.

TRALEE  skate park is now open to the public.

RSA is the Official Rose Tour Partner for 2022. Rose Tour with 33 Roses and Escorts, begins on August 11th.

REEK Sunday pilgrimage takes place on Sunday July 31st at Croagh Patrick.  Confessions on the summit 7:30am – 2:00pm.  Mass hourly from 8:00am – 2.00pm.

TEACHERS: 21 Irish primary school teachers visited Brussels recently to see the European Commission and the European Parliament at work. The Blue Star Programme teaches primary school pupils about European cultures and the EU through creative activities and projects.

CLASSES; The College of Further Education and Training, Abbeyfeale Campus is now accepting applications for courses in Cookery, Art & Craft, Wood Turning, Upholstery, Furniture Restoration, Childcare, Local History, Genealogy and more. For further details, check website or call us on 06831198.

GAS: European Commission announced a voluntary target to reduce gas use in Europe until next spring.

CLIMATE: There were as many places in the country with temperatures in the low 20’s as places with 30. The heat did not stop agricultural workers, putting in long days saving hay. It was great to see so many taking the opportunity of securing extra fodder. Pity the minister and weather forecasters, did not encourage more to use the fine weather, which is rare in west of Ireland. Tuesday 19th, heat gone and a chill in wind, like the month of April.

SUNSCREEN: Kerry Cancer Support Group sunscreen dispenser in partnership with the Irish Cancer Society, Healthy Ireland and The National Cancer Control Programme, to make sunscreen freely available to the public.

MEDIA Distrust;

According to a new Gallop Poll trust in the media has hit an all time low. Despite one news anchor’s concern, most of the media still don’t understand why there is such a disconnect between them and many of the American People.

RADIO: Mícheál Ó Coileáin Christianity in Ruins Radio Kerry 9am on 31st Jul. Dingle-based archaeologist and environmentalist Mícheál Ó Coileáin takes us to three sites of note in West Kerry: Riaisc Monastic Site, St. Brendan’s Oratory and Kilmalkedar Church and Cemetery. A fascinating journey! Followed by Mass from Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church Tralee.

24 Jul, at 9am. Radio Kerry, Namir and Kay tell their love story which began in war time Iraq and continues to this day as Kay retires from nursing and Namir works on in his Ballybunion restaurant.

TALK: ARDFERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY will host its next guided outdoor event on Thursday 28th July at 8pm. This will be a Guided Walk of Ardfert Village and all are welcome to attend this free talk which will last approx. one hour. Meeting at Ardfert Church at 8pm.

BLIGHT: Fluazinam was a very popular blight fungicide with growers. Teagasc potato specialist, Dr. Stephen Kildea,  says “Critically, it was used by commercial growers at end of season. We have lost this now. It is just too risky to use as it gave blight control across both foliage and growing tubers.”

NEW; Future Mobility Campus Ireland in Shannon which cost around €5.5m to develop, focuses on technology research and development spanning ground and air uses, aims to stimulate international investment and job creation.

VACENT property scheme will offer a grant of up to €30,000 for refurbishment, including the conversion of a property, which has not been used as a home before now.

NEW online map of over 130 different walking trails in Kerry has been launched by Kerry County Council. Still waiting for any news on the Kilmorna to Listowel greenway.

SPEAKERS: The next meeting of Shilling Speakers is on Wednesday, 27th July. The registration to receive the Zoom link can be found here:  Fortnightly meetings on 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month, at 7:30pm. Members include, Anthony Garvey and Sean Lyons, former President of Listowel Writers’ Week.

MONEY: funding has been announced for retail businesses to expand their online presence to customers at home and abroad.

BUDGET of €256 million has been allocated to the Organic Farming Scheme over the lifetime of the new CAP. The programme for government plans tripling the organic land area to 330,000ha by 2027.

BEAL na Blath, on 22nd August 1922, Michael Collins shot dead. Commemorations events will take place.

WATER being cut off is a constant problem in the locality. Everyone should know, operating washing machines and electric showers, are a No No, when water is off. We have so many wet days, a barrel under the downpipe, would go a long way in getting you out of an emergency. The older generation, having children going to the well with a bucket and the younger ones with a sweet gallon, was always part of a day’s work. Turning the water back on, with full pressure and air in pipes, is a recipe for another break.

WASP: Female wasps inject their eggs into the caterpillars, number of eggs injected is about 20 but can be as many as 50. These eggs hatch into maggots that eat their host. The entire cycle from the wasp egg to the adult taking flight takes less than one month.

FLIES appear scarce this year, swallows are also down in numbers. In times past every household had breeding ground for maggots and flies. Now with hygiene and various disinfectants, their breeding grounds has been eliminated.

BLOODY Friday: What happened in Belfast on 21 July 1972. Nine people were killed and 130 others were seriously injured

OLD TIMES crafts; Irish Traditional Skills Initiative is a recently formed group passionate about informing young people about the benefits of a career training as a skilled craftsperson.

More details on their website

BALLYLONGFORD: Welcome to the Irish Traditional Trades Fair Facebook page, an annual event held at Ballylongford Mill in North Kerry. The first Fair will be held over the weekend of 30-31 July, 2022 where Irish traditional trades and craftspeople from all over the country will talk about and demonstrate their work. It’ll be a family friendly weekend with old fashioned fairground games for the kids, food and entertainment and lots of traditional crafts for sale. There will be a wide variety of trades and crafts on display, from Longbow makers to Coppersmiths, Feltmakers to Musical Instrument makers, Basketmakers to Blacksmiths. So far there are 26 different trades and craftspeople confirmed, and we hope to have more by the time of the Fair.

Ballylongford Mill is a collection of early nineteenth century industrial buildings on two-thirds of an acre in the middle of the village of Ballylongford, which comprises the old working port of the village.

It includes the five storey Mill, originally built as a grain drying store in 1846, the Creamery and Famine Hospital which both appear on the 1851 map of the village, and a large buried eighteenth century boat dock in the centre of the site, which will be excavated and reinstated as a dock for wooden boats. All of the buildings have been disused for a number of years, but work is about to start on the restoration of the buildings and walled yards which make up the old port of Ballylongford.

T’S CARDIAC REHAB – A podcast series bringing together experts in cardiac rehab and patients who have attended cardiac rehabilitation. Topics included are exercise, medication, healthy eating and the psychological impact of living with heart disease. If you have had a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack, coronary artery stenting or coronary artery bypass surgery – log onto

LATIN MASS on Sunday 31st July, at 1:00pm at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, by Fr. Martin Hegarty CC. More information from [email protected]

Listowel Note: Rosary takes place every Friday morning at 10:05am., just before mass also Devine Mercy takes place every Saturday morning at 10:15am.,  just before morning mass.

Adoration takes place every Wednesday straight after 10.30am. Mass until 1.00 p.m. New adores welcome from 12 noon to 1pm.

ON JBK ROAD Phase 1. Works on John B Keane Road between McKenna’s and Clieveragh Roundabout.  One-way traffic E-W between McKenna’s and Clieveragh Roundabout.  Ballybunnion traffic diverted down Market St (No left turn onto John B Keane Road).   Works to commence on the 25th July with this phase being completed for the Races on the 16th September 2022.

MISSION of Human Life International (Ireland) is to advance and promote the authentic teachings of the religion of the Catholic Church in life, faith and family, by prayer, service and education.”

We are a prayer-based organisation, relying on God’s grace for fruitfulness and success in our work. We work for God’s glory, not our own.

APPEAL Kiltegan Fathers, Duagh / Lyre on Saturday, July 30th & Sunday, July 31st. Fr. Tim Galvin, well known for his work in Sudan, will be making the appeal, he will also celebrate masses next weekend.

JOB: Youth Ministry Programme Leader (UK) // Salary Package £26-30K (€30-35k).  The Diocese of Lancaster are looking for a young Catholic with Youth Ministry experience (or similar transferable skills) to lead youth ministry programs at their retreat center in the English Lake District and occasionally in schools and parishes in the area. Salary Package paid salary £19-23k as well as accommodation, food etc. Contact [email protected] or google ‘Castlerigg Manor’

SMOG: This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Great Smog of London, which occurred between 5-9 December 1952.

TRIP: Russian President Vladimir Putin recently travelled to Iran to meet with Ali Khamenei, the country’s leader.

TOUR de France is a beloved tradition in France dating back to 1903, when a bicycle race was first organized to increase newspaper sales. It has since become one of the most prestigious and popular sporting events in the world. Usually spanning a period of 3 weeks in July and August, it covers a distance of approximately 3,500 kilometers (2,200 miles) and is divided into 21 stages. Every year, cyclists from all over the world travel to France to compete, and millions of people line up along the route to watch.


New York; about 1 million homes, approximately half the city’s rental units, are rent-stabilized.

DAIL REPORT: Dáil Éireann – Volume 11 – 29 April, 1925

Mr. J. CROWLEY: I support Deputy Baxter’s motion, and I would press upon the Executive the great necessity for immediate relief to farmers who have lost stock through disease. I am in a position to know as much as, or more than, any person, perhaps, in this Assembly, about mortality amongst cattle in Kerry, West Limerick and parts of Cork, but particularly in North Kerry, because I happen to be a veterinary surgeon and an inspector of dairies and cowsheds. Our firm are probably the largest buyers of hides and skins in County Kerry. I have been twenty years veterinary surgeon and about thirty years at the other business, and I can say confidently that during the time I remember—for the last thirty or thirty-five years—I have not seen as great a mortality amongst cattle as for the last three or four months. Thousands of yearlings have died and hundreds of milch cows are dying now. Many small uneconomic holders who were depending on the little money that a few yearlings—two, three or five—may bring at this time of the year, to pay rates and annuities, now cannot pay. Unless the State aids them, I can foresee an extremely busy time for the sub-sheriffs of County Kerry and other counties. In many cases, I believe, they will return: “Nothing to seize.” I believe that is the return just now in many cases in Kerry, because many of the small farmers have absolutely no stock left.

I can quote from statistics as to the execution of court judgments. During [511] the quarter ended March, 1925, in County Kerry there were, according to the return, 374 judgments executed. That fact speaks for itself. I know, in some cases in North Kerry, where the sub-sheriff seized the last cow belonging to a poor man. I saw him take from a small farmer in Listowel six cows out of ten for rates. I had myself to come to the rescue of some small uneconomic holders down there. I will quote the names and addresses of persons who have sustained losses in my district. These are cases that I can prove:—

Daniel Foran, Coolard, Listowel, lost 11 cows out of 14; lost all calves.

Patrick Kennelly, Dromin, Listowel, lost 8 cows out of 14; lost 8 young cattle out of 8.

John Lyons, Knockburrane, Lixnaw, lost 9 cows out of 24; lost 26 young cattle out of 26.

Michael Purtill, Kilcolgan, Ballylongford, lost 6 cows out of 12; lost 6 heifers out of 6; lost 4 calves out of 4.

Mrs. Bridget Kennelly, Moybella, Liselton, lost 4 cows out of 10; lost 12 young cattle out of 12.

Maurice Carmody, Skehenerin, Listowel, lost 7 cows out of 7.

T. O’Connor, Derry, Listowel, lost 23 cows out of 35.

P. Lynch, Bunagare, Listowel, lost 4 cows out of 4.

T. O’Connor, Kilmorna, lost 22 yearlings, 6 two-year-olds, 2 cows.

P. O’Connor, Kealid, Newtownsandes, lost 11 cows, 10 yearlings and 6 two-year-olds.

These are only a few of the many cases that I can prove.


MINISTER for LANDS and AGRICULTURE (Mr. Hogan): Does the Deputy know what they died of?

Mr. CROWLEY Mr. CROWLEY- Mr. CROWLEY: Generally fluke.







ANNIE MOORE, the first emigrant ever to be processed at Ellis Island on 1 January 1892. A statue of Annie Moore and her two brothers is located directly outside Cobh Heritage Centre.

A similar statue of Annie can be found in Ellis Island, New York, representing the honour of being the first emigrant to pass through Ellis Island and standing as a symbol of the many Irish who have embarked on that very same journey.


A new report co-authored by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) calls on farmers to globally reduce emissions by 6% while also increasing yield by 28% to meet food supply demand.


The FTMTA machinery show



UFO: First: The Department of Defense, in an unprecedented move, spoke publicly about UFOs. That’s nice of them. But UFOs are literally unidentified flying objects, nothing more. “The Pentagon acknowledges the existence of UFOs” does not mean “The Pentagon unveils their secret info on aliens.” It means “the Pentagon admits that they have not been able to identify 100% of stuff sighted in the sky. Of course they haven’t been able to identify everything. The only weird part was their refusal to admit that for so long.


The Pentagon has now switched to a new term instead of UFO: UAP, or unidentified aerial phenomena. This term means exactly the same thing as unidentified flying object, but they had to switch because people wrongly think UFO means “stealthy extraterrestrial.” Unfortunately, the switch isn’t really working. Instead of a new but accurate term, people think UAP is a euphemism for UFO, think that the new term is still about aliens but seeks to downplay that fact.


VALENTIA: Over 150 years ago, the first successful transatlantic telegraph cable was laid between Foilhammerum Bay, Valentia Island in Ireland and Heart’s Content in Newfoundland, Canada, thereby reducing the time to communicate between the Old and New Worlds from weeks to minutes.



DIG near Tralee;


CO2; Prof. Allen from the University of Oxford

A herd of 10 cows generates about 1 tonne of methane per year, which, under standard carbon-footprint calculation, suggests that this is equivalent to 28 tonnes of CO2 per year, according to Prof. Allen.

“Whereas, if (like the Irish average) that herd was built up over the last century, it is only causing an ongoing warming equivalent to about 8 tonnes of CO2 per year, a factor of three to 4 times less than 28  —————————–—–



SISTERS: Monday Starter: New UISG video highlights sisters’ ministries globally- Jul 18, 2022


Ahead of the March for Life, the pro-life group Democrats for Life was forced out of their contract to host a breakfast at Busboys and Poets in D.C., despite the fact that the restaurant-bookstore chain prides itself in welcoming people of all beliefs and backgrounds


SPIED: American taxpayers pay to be spied upon. That’s one takeaway from new documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which has been examining how federal agents spent millions to purchase massive troves of cellphone location data and dodge Fourth Amendment requirements.


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