knockanuare notes- 27th March 2022.

NOCKANURE GAA Lotto results for Tuesday March 22nd. Numbers Drawn: 6, 12, 14, and  25

No winner. Lucky Dips went to: Michael O Connor, Keylod; Tara and Joe, Knocknasna; Eamon and Mags Whyte, Lissaniska; David Myles Kearney, Moyvane South, and Michael O Connor, Keylod. Next draw Tuesday March 29th, Jackpot will be €3,300.

WMOF2022 ; Three month countdown to the 10th World Meeting of Families which will take place in Rome from 22 – 26 June.

CLEAN-UP Saturday, April 2nd is the County Clean-up day for 2022.

COLLECTION held in Moyvane for North Kerry Ard Churam Dementia Day Care Centre on Saturday, March 19 raised €1,663.42.

GARDENS: We see no drive by the government to encourage every householder to stand by their country, by producing food, which would bring countless benefits. Australia and India have record grain harvests at present. Global food waste is said to release 3.3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent into the atmosphere per year, Ireland have over 1 million tonnes of food waste yearly, according to Our Agriculture Minister. EU Commission say reports that Ukraine is halting all exports, this is not the case.

BINGO in Moyvane on Thursday and at Glorach in Abbeyfeale on Monday. Tarbert bingo resumes on Wed. 6th of April @ 8.30pm.

FOUNDED on March 17th 1932, St Patrick’s Missionary Society.

ST PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP The first Friday of every month in Listowel Church.  The ceremony begins with the Rosary at 6.45pm, followed by Mass at 7pm.for Saint Padre Pio with Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Benediction after Mass.

SIAMSA TÍRE CHOIR, due to the high numbers of Covid in their choir this week they will not be able to perform on Sunday 27th March, but hope to in the near future.

MASS FOR BRENDAN GALVIN, which was postponed during March 2020 due to Covid will take place in Duagh Church on Wednesday morning next, March 30th at 10.00

DEATH: Very Rev. Fr. Patrick Quinlan, Salford Diocese, Manchester and formerly Cahill’s Park, Tralee, died on 10th March 2022, son of the late Thomas and Mary (nee Daly),

DEATH of Brendan Leahy of Clounmacon, Listowel on the 19th March, 2022. Sadly missed by his  parents Monty and Bridie, sister Ann-Marie, brother-in-law Enda, nephew Dara, niece Eimear and cousin Carmel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael  and Carmel Flannery, Mary McMahon, James Danaher, Billy Enright, Michael D O’Sullivan, Peg Moloney, Sr. Eileen Kiely, Brendan Galvin, Jimmy Kirby, Michael Murphy, Tom Moore, Vincent Donegan, Con Colbert, Eileen Culhane, Tim O’Brien, Maurice O’Connell, Eilish Walsh, Liam Dillon, Patrick F Power, Tom McCarthy,

PLAY:  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, and 9th.

SIVE: The Lartigue Theatre Company new production of John B. Keane’s Sive at St. John’s from April 7-12.

CHURCH: Synodal Listening Session organised by the Listowel Pastoral Area, At St Michael’s College (Assembly Area), Listowel, Monday 28th March 2022 at 7.30pm

ST PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP The first Friday of every month at Listowel Church.  The ceremony begins with the Rosary at 6.45pm, followed by Mass at 7pm.for Saint Padre Pio with Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Benediction after Mass.

SAY HELLO; Claire Flynn of Mental Health Ireland will give a talk in the Library, Abbeyfeale on Thursday, April 7 at 7pm on how to ask the question “How are You”.  There will be a cup of tea and a biscuit available on the night.  Everyone welcome.

BEST WISHES to Nora Kennelly of Leitrim East who celebrated her 97th birthday recently.

SINGING CLUB:  The club reopens in Philip’s The Ramble Inn, Abbeyfeale on Friday, April 1 at 8pm.

CHALLENGE: This article is the fourth of a series of articles on mental health from our partner Turn2me  What does it mean to “Challenge Yourself”?  How does it personally resonate with you?  Maybe let it sit with you for a while, give it some thought…. Do you take on new tasks?  Approach thing differently? A challenge is different than a decision, it is like a dare, it can make you a little uncomfortable, courageous almost, there can be some uncertainty while we carry it out.  The more we challenge ourselves the more decisive we get about our destination, even if we encounter barriers…

CANCELLED: The Taoiseach announced he had cancelled homework for Thursday March 24th in a special message sent home from Washington, as part of National Confidence Day, and encouraged acts of kindness instead.

DANCE CLASS:  Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse every Tuesday from 8.30 – 10.30pm.. Further information from 087 7206449.  Timmy Woulfe has resumed classes in Moyvane Hall every Monday night at 8.30pm.

WALK: Good Friday walk on Friday 15th April starting in St Patricks Hall at 10am. You can make a donation on the day or sponsorship cards are available from any hospice member, if you want to donate online, you can click on the link.

SPRING: The recent dry weather, has put land in good condition for tractors to travel, and some have cattle out. Flowers are abundant now, furze bush, flowering currant, daffodils, daisies, primroses, dandelion, and many other wild flowers. Chelsea Flower Show will run from Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th May 2022, at The Royal Hospital, Chelsea.

TRY:  James Culhane scored a try with the Ireland team who beat Scotland in the U20 Six Nations championship in Cork recently. His father Paul Culhane, originally from Glin.

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry are requesting the general public, only attend the Emergency Department if absolutely necessary.

SWIM for a mile training event from March 29th, for 12 weeks at Ballybunion health and leisure centre. To book call Damian on 0870578537 or email [email protected] To book a SFAM event or for more information please visit

HISTORY: The Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, established in 1967, has published 48 editions of the Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society.

IRISH has the oldest vernacular literature of any language in Western Europe. census 2022 will be held on Saturday, April 3rd.

TALK: Fr. Jim Cogley: ‘Releasing the past’ – Wood you Believe – Workshop 10am-4pm: Saturday 9th April; 65 Euro incl. light lunch; booking required Nano Nagle Birthplace. 02226411

BOOK: new book delves into the lives of 100 Limerick women to remember and celebrate their contributions to society at home and abroad. ‘100 Women of Limerick’ was written by historian and author Sharon Slater with support from Ormston House.

RING OF KERRY CYCLE:  It’s back – the Ring of Kerry Cycle and will take place on Saturday, July 2.

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

STOLEN;  Gardai say bikes are increasingly stolen from streets and car parks.

RACE: Rás Tailteann second stage end in Castleisland on the afternoon on June 16th. And then transfer to Newcastle West for June 17th stage to Lisdoonvarna.

SCHOOL: Coláiste Íde, Dingle is hosting an Open Day on the 2nd of April, 11.00am-3.00pm. Info at: [email protected] or telephone (066 ) 915 1211.

NEW Moon on Friday 1st of April.

HOSPICE ANNUAL GOOD FRIDAY WALK – will take place on April 15th at 10.30am. Starting from Tarbert Comprehensive School and going to Tarbert Island. All funds raised go directly to Kerry Hospice. Sponsorship Cards are available at Tarbert Bridewell or contact Mary Kelly 068-36215 or Mary O’Connell 068-36279.

EVENT: SpringFest – free family-friendly event will take place between 1pm and 6pm on Wednesday, April 6 at the Barnagh Greenway Hub.

RE-OPENING Station Island, Lough Derg  from Sunday 1st May with a full Pilgrimage programme, booking on website!  This includes the One Day Retreats, the Three Day Pilgrimage from 1st June – 15th August and the new Pilgrimage experience along the Lough Derg Pilgrim Path.

New Pilgrim Shelter Museum has been unveiled at the lakeshore, you will have the chance to see  for yourselves and the 1500 year Timeline of Lough Derg in the Visitor Centre.

Guided pilgrimage walk experience on the lakeshore Lough Derg Pilgrim Path, born out of necessity when Station Island was closed, is also here to stay, with selected dates throughout the summer.

Booking is now on website with details on dates here:

DIGITAL;  Learn essential skills at Hi Digital.  Course designed for anyone who needs help developing their digital skills, particularly those who have rarely or never been online.  It has been developed as a free online course by Vodafone Ireland Foundation, in partnership with Active Retirement Ireland and ALONE.  To register email hidigital @ or freephone 1800203030.

SCOR na nOg  Munster finals, will be held at Halla na Feile, Cashel, County Tipperary on Sunday April 3rd at 2 30pm.

FLEADH in Kerry over two weekends, 11th/12th June and 18th/19th June and will take place in the Dúchas Comhaltas Centre in Tralee.

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.

IRISH MENS ROSARY of reparation and repentance and conversion of our nation will take place Sat April 2nd at 1pm in the square Tralee, for more details contact John 0876951298.

FORESTS: National Tree Week 2022 Sunday, March 20th. To March 26th this year’s theme is ‘More Forests for a Greener Future’ with the aims of highlighting the many benefits of forests for Ireland.

BOGS; Proposals to rewet 105,000ha of farmed drained bogs by 2050. Teagasc had recommended an application of 125kg nitrogen (N)/ha to obtain yields of 5t of dry matter (DM)/ha, in past years,  but this year recommend a rate of 100kg N/ha.

JOB: Buckingham Palace is looking for an experienced decorator and painter to add some ‘decorative finishes’ to the royal residence.

JOB: St. John’s Parish is inviting applications from a suitably committed and qualified person who desires to work in the service of the Parish as a Pastoral Worker. Further details on


ATTACKS on Livestock in 2020, about 9,872 animals – mainly sheep – were killed on farms in France by the national population of wolves. In Spain, attacks amounted to over 5,000.

OIL and GAS, why not ration it now and make sure that we are not paying for arms and equipment for dictators. It is easy to spend taxpayers money helping one nation, while fuelling the aggressors purse. Our government plan to produce 5GW of electricity from offshore wind farms by 2030.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, has signed a bill to pause the state’s gasoline tax, which is $0.29 cents per gallon, and its diesel fuel tax, which is almost $0.33 cents per gallon, through May.

SVP: Gift vouchers such as Penney’s, One4All, or other clothing store vouchers. Gift vouchers for a local restaurant. Please Drop any donations of vouchers into a Vincent’s shop in an envelope marked assistance for Ukrainians in Kerry.

ACCORD, Marriage Care Service is recruiting people to assist in the provision of Marriage Preparation Programmes. Application forms are available from [email protected]. Selections will take place in June with training commencing in September. If you need any support contact

BE INFORMED: Catholic TV series called  “Divine Mercy” – Episode 7 – The Secret of the Divine Mercy.  Please use Zoom Link –  to join on Friday, 1st April – 8.30pm


POPE Francis presided over the Celebration of Penance in St. Peter’s Basilica before performing the Act of Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


The act, performed in different forms by previous popes, ties back to the Marian apparitions at Fatima, Portugal in 1917, during which many Catholics believe the Virgin Mary appeared before three children to ask that the Pope consecrate Russia to her heart.


LATIN MASS will be offered  Sunday 27th March, Laetare Sunday Fourth Sunday in Lent at 1:00pm at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, by Fr. Martin Hegarty CC. More info from [email protected]


KERRY FRIENDS OF MOTOR NEURONE; are organising a walk in conjunction with the Charlie Bird climb of Croagh Patrick on Sat 2nd April. The walk will be in the National Park and registration will be from 10.30am at the old Monastery (Kerry Parents & Friends), Port Road. The Walk commences at 11.00am and is suitable to all walkers.

INFLAMMATION: “Chemotherapy and radiation are like sledgehammers,” Panigrahy says. “They may kill the tumour, but the debris they create stimulates inflammation, which feeds circulating tumour cells that survive the treatment.”

A decade ago, Panigrahy was puzzling over this conundrum when he met Serhan at a conference on lipids in Cancún, Mexico. “I had just presented my research on cell death in cancer and how there’s no way to clear the resulting debris when I heard Serhan’s talk about how he discovered these lipids that eliminated debris,” he says. The two Boston-based researchers have shared a close collaboration ever since.

MOTHER’S: Dear Jesus, We thank you for all mothers and carers. We thank you for their patience, kindness, love and encouragement. Jesus, we pray that all mothers will feel really special today and we can show them as much love as they show us. Happy Mother’s Day.

EQUINOX: what happens during the spring equinox? In simple terms, the spring equinox is when the Sun crosses the celestial equator (an imaginary line in the sky above Earth’s equator), going from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere. As the Sun is exactly above the equator, both the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere receive nearly equal amounts of the Sun’s rays. In other words, the day and night are (almost) equal in both hemispheres.



HENS: a robot named ‘Gallus’, designed to protect the health of poultry farmers and their flocks by entering coops and analysing bird health. The robot collects and reads. It can then conclude the condition of individual birds and offer the farmer recommended actions.



The Liberator (Tralee) 1914-1939, Tuesday, January 29, 1935; Page: 7


The death occurred in Cork on Monday, at the age of 37, of Chief Supt. William J. Stack, B.L., Garda Siochana. He had been ill several months. Deceased was a native of Listowel, and was educated at University College, Cork. He had a distinguished record in the old l.R.A. He joined the Volunteers in 1915. In 1917 he went from Listowel to Clare, where he was appointed Lieutenant and later Captain of the company at Ennis. He eventually became Vice-Commandant of the 1st West  Mid-Clare Brigade.

Kerry News 1894-1941, Friday, November 21, 1924; Page: 3

A NATIVE OF KERRY. Friday. Major-General. Sir Lee Stack, Governor-General of the Sudan and Sirdar, died of wounds.

Kerry News 1894-1941, Wednesday, May 02, 1934; Page: 6

Dr’. Maurice McKenna, a native of Kerry, has been appointed Medical Officer of Health for the City of Brunswick. Brunswick is a suburb of Melbourne, and is the second city in Victoria.

Dr. McKenna  attended Clandouglas National School in the early days of Masters Maurice Kearney and Jeremiah Deane, when Dr. Shanahan and Master Peter Gleasure were also pupils at that school.

.Dr. McKenna is a nephew of the late Archpriest, Maurice McKenna (Duagh), who was Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Melbourne.


Irish Examiner 1841-current, Thursday, December 09, 1937; Page: 8


Belfast, Wednesday.—An ex-member of the  R.I.C. and R.U C. was sent to prison for two months at the Northern Winter Assizes at Downpatrick, to-day, for a serious offence. He was Patrick Clubberton, who is believed to be a native of Kerry. Cluhberton, in evidence, said he had been in seventeen ambushes North and South. Police Inspector Regan said accused had a good army record and hold a first-class police certificate for bravery. He was dismissed from the force while serving in Co Down in 1925. Lord Chief Justice Andrews, sentencing accused, said it was a pity to see, a man with such an excellent army and police record in the dock, but he must pay his downfall.


The Liberator (Tralee) 1914-1939, Tuesday, September 04, 1928; Page: 3


Most Rev. Patrick J. Keane, D.D., Lord Bishop of Sacramento, died on Sunday at the Bishop’s House, Sacramento, California.

Brothers Irish Priests.

He has two brothers in the priesthood in Ireland—Rev. John Keane, S.J., Rathfarnham, Dublin, and Rev. Wm. Keane, P.P., Milltown, Kerry. The diocese of Sacramento covers a territory of 9 2,000 square miles in northern California and Nevada.


Irish Independent 1905-current, Wednesday, September 15, 1948; Section: Front page, Page: 1


John Moore; Mother. Mary Kenealy, born County Kerry. Will relatives of above deceased please communicate with the undersigned and state degree of relationship: A. J. O’Flynn, LL.B., Solicitor, Gort, Co. Galway.


DEATHS: In 1922, 240 railway staff died at work and nearly 16,000 were injured.

On 24 March 1922, a steam engine hit four men, who were at work on the railway tracks near Wilmcote in Warwickshire, all died.



BBC News; The government says it will look at measures to ensure heat pumps are no more expensive to run than a gas boiler in the long run.



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