Knockanuare notes -28th august 2022

CONGRATULATIONS to the Moyvane U13 team and management on their win in the U13 NKL Final against Ballyduff.  The final score was Moyvane 4-4, Ballyduff 2-7.Several of the team are attending Knockanure N.S. The team was Jack Barrett, Jaimie Twoomey, Oisin Stack, Adam Kearney, Paul Mansfield, Darragh Scanlon, Darragh Kissane, Anthony Sheehy (captain), Darragh O’Donoghue, Jer Mulvihill, Aaron Moloney, Muiris Mulvihill, Ruairi Turbinski, Oran Stack, Jai Stack. Subs: Conor Kennelly, Conor Buckley, Jack Ahern, Evan Rogers, Conor Mulvihill, Jack O’Connor.

Congratulations also to Michael Kearney of Moyvane and Ballyhahill on the recent celebration of his birthday.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results for Tuesday August 23rd. Jackpot €5,400. Numbers Drawn: 1, 3, 19, and 28. No winner. Lucky Dips of €25 went to:1. Micháel O Connor, Keylod; 2. Ann Stack, c/o T. Collins; 3. Noreen O Connor, Kilmeaney ; 4. Elle Marie Kearney, Moyvane South, and 5. Moira O Connor, Kilcolman, Asdee. Next draw is on August 30th in the clubhouse. All are welcome.

The Jackpot will be €5,500.

Moyvane LGFA club U10s, were selected to take part in an event at Croke Park on the 15th of August.

Also a Croke Park recently was AbbeyKillix Camogie team, serving Abbeydorney, Kilflynn and Lixnaw.

Congratulations to Sean Walsh who is now on the Kerry U20 management team.

SAM will be in Listowel Square on 17th of Sept.

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

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

Legion of Mary pilgrimage to Knock on 25th of Sept.

REMEMBERING John McGrath and Timmy Noonan match, Newtown Athletic v Lenamore Rovers  on Sat 27th at 7pm in Lenamore Ground.

GRAVEYARD: Reilig Mhichil Annual Mass takes please on Friday 2nd September at 7.00pm.

MASS in memory of Gortagleanna Martyrs, Paddy Walsh, Patrick Dalton and Jerry Lyons also Jack Sheehan and Michael Galvin was held in Knockanure Church on 23rd August, Mass celebrated by Fr. Dowling and assisted by Fr. Carmody and Fr. O’Callaghan. Fr Dowling recalled stories handed down from his relatives on Paddy Walsh, his granduncle, and Fr O’Callaghan, recalled his parents warning the men to avoid the Gortaglanna area, as troops often passed that way.

DEATH of Edward Mulvihill of Parklands, Wexford Town, and formally of Moyvane, on the 25th August 2022. Husband of Mary, father of Maria, Collette, Claire and the late baby Donna. Brother of Maura, John, Marty, Tommy and the late Eilish. Survived also by grandchildren Karl, Colm, Reba, Meg, Clíona, Elíse and Sadhbh, sons-in-law Pat, Stephen and Killian, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. Requiem mass for Edward Mulvihill on, 27th August, at St. Alphonsus Church, Barntown, followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

DEATH of John Pierse M.V.B. M.R.C.V.S of Market St., Listowel, on 25th August 2022, husband of Máiread and father of Mary, Claire, Geraldine, Maurice and Pauline, brother of the late Fr. Gerard C.S.s.R. Survived also by grandchildren Alex, Laura, James, Sadhbh, Eoghan, Pierse, Justine, Eimear, Ellen, Jude, Tara, Gareth, Coleman, Andrew and Evelyn, brothers Robert, Tom, Frank, Michael and Peter, sons-in-law David, David, Kieran and Stephen, daughter-in-law Audrey, sisters-in-law Olive,

Mary, Carmel and Margaret, nephews, and nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: Pat Mulvihill, Phil Kerins, Peggy Enright, Sr. Columba Relihan, Oliver McGrath, Aeneas Leane, Denis McGrath, Henry Brosnan, Sr. Angela O’Connell, Sean Brennan, Margaret Kennelly, Mossy Meade, John Carroll, Jeremiah Brendan Sheehy, Vincent Walsh, Timothy Horgan, Margaret Leahy, Jackey Feury, Charles Gullin,

MASS; 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.

ST JOHNS Listowel; Exhibition- Fangled Fruit and Fairytales is a collaborative exhibition by two Kerry based artists who are members of the Inhouse Collective, Susan Hitching and Margaret Kennedy.

Saturday 27th August – 8pm -Red Hurley and his Band in Concert; Con Tempo Quartet on Wed. 7th Sept.Details of events at 068 22566.

GLIN on Saturday 27th Aug. Book Art and Craft Fair takes place from noon till 6 pm. Also Official opening of the Glin Knights Visitor Centre on Saturday at 3 pm

VINTAGE :  On Sunday September 4 Athea Vintage Club in Athea will hold its annual Road Run, the event is held to benefit local charities. Phone Francie on 087 6666 850.

CLOTHES: 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.  DROP OFF POINT: Front of Dressing Rooms.

RAMBLING House in Knockanure on 8th of Sept.

BLESSED Well mass in Ballyheigue on Feast of Birthday of BVM. Bishop Ray Browne will celebrate Mass at 11am in Ballyheigue.

LATIN MASS on Sunday 28th August, at 12 noon at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass by Fr. Bernard Healy.

FRUIT: Some Blackberries and apples are now edible.

GREAT Weather for hay this year, it saved a great amount of plastic, as other years, except on the odd occasion, silage was the only option.

DANCING: Social Dancing every Tuesday night from 7.30pm upstairs in the Community Centre ‘The Old Central Ballroom’, Ballybunion.

CONCERT by Fabre Ensemble at Saint Mary’s Cathedral Killarney at 4pm on Sat. 10th of Sept.

LISTOWEL Storytelling Festival on 18th Sept, also beginning of Horse Racing.

Horse Racing on the Beach Ballybunion on Sunday September 25th.

VINCENT de PAUL bingo will restart on Sunday September 4th @ 8.30 p.m. in the Plaza, Listowel.

ISLAMIC Cultural Exhibition on Saturday 27th of August in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee, between 12-5pm.

THEOLOGY ONLINE: Priory Institute provides online Theology course to degree level. Register before 13th September. Find out more on:

FREE DRAW to win a trip to Medjugorje for one person. This includes 7 nights B&B, return airport transfer and flight (up to €300 flight & luggage value). To be in with a chance to win go to website  .For more details tel. 00353 1443 4510 or email reservations@med-

RETIREMENT Tea Party for Doctor Kieran Murphy at Con Colbert Memorial Hall, Athea on Sunday, August 28 at 3pm.

SINGING: The Garry McMahon Singing Weekend will take place in Abbeyfeale from Friday, October 14, to Sunday, 16. Newly composed traditional ballad competition closing date was August 26.

SCHOOL: Mary Lucey believes the key to success in college and/or in a career is to follow interests and passions so that a person is motivated and excited about their studies and careers. See details at


WALK: Boots Ireland is proud to announce this year’s Night Walk in aid of the Irish Cancer Society Night Nurses. We continue to raise funds for this important service which provides end of life care for cancer patients in their own home. Our Night Walk will take place on Friday 9th September.

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.

HOSPICE: Hospice Movement’s coffee morning sponsored by Bewleys takes place in Kerry on Thursday September 22.

MEMORY: Find out about memory loss and tips for coping with memory loss. Contact 1800 341 341.

THOUGHT: As we take over from the apostles, our lives must be embedded in the Gospel

by Rosemary Wanyoike- Upon baptism, each Christian becomes eligible to replace the apostles. Many dedicated Christians have gone before us, and we are standing on their shoulders.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st is ‘World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

NEW Moon on 27th of August.

MILK: ICMSA’s Dairy Committee man, Noel Murphy says the price paid to producers of winter milk “will have to increase substantially to reflect the costs”. Central Statistics Office shows cost increase of 40.2% between June 2021 and June 2022.

The dairy sector supports 60,000 jobs and contributes €5 billion to the Irish economy.

FARMERS: The National Dairy Council Farmer Ambassador Programme brings together a team of people involved in the production of Irish dairy, who act as advocates and spokespeople for Ireland’s family-farm-based, grass-fed dairy production system.

AWARDS: three Kerry families have reached the finals of the 2022 National Dairy Council and Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards. The O’Brien family from Doon, Tralee, the Egan family from Abbeydorney and the Moynihan family from Knocknagoshel.

METHANE production from energy (38%) accounts for a similar share of global output as agricultural

methane (40%).

FAULTY GENE: Hereditary haemochromatosis is where iron levels in the body build up over many years. It is an inherited condition that you may have got from your parents.


CIRCULAR Economy Act signed into law; Shifts Ireland away from a “take-make-waste” economy

Incentivises the use of recycled and reusable alternatives to wasteful, single-use disposable packaging. There are a great number of generators in private hands and the government are making no effort to use them in an emergency. The way the council dispose and reuse materials from roadwork’s, leaves a lot to be desired. I went into a public building last week and they had the heating on.

BEES and flies appear scarce this year and the swallow is also rare.

HYDRO Scheme; 1944 Installation of Micro Hydro Electricity Scheme at Castletown Kinneigh by Colonel Patrick (P.J.) Coughlan. The Colonel is better known for his Blueshirt (Quasi Fascist ) Organisation in the 1930s associated with the Cumann na nGaedheal/Fine Gael political party and other fringe movements including support for Duffys Brigade to help Franco in Spain. He also was the organiser of the annual Michael Collins  Commemoration at Beal na Blath. Here however he is involved in setting up a small community based hydro scheme


SHOW on Sunday, August 28 in Limerick Racecourse. Free buses running from the Gaelic Grounds at 10.30am/12.30pm; Parkway at 11am/1pm and Crescent Shopping Centre at 11.30am/1.30pm.

HONDA: The West Kerry Honda 50 and Classic Bike Run takes place on Sunday, August 28 from 12 noon from Blennerville.

KERRY COLLEGE of Further Education and Training, Information Events on Wednesday, August 31 from 3pm-7pm, taking place at the Clash Rd Campus, Tralee, V92 Y991 and the new Listowel Campus in Clieveragh Business Park, Listowel, V31 PC79.

GLÓRACH NEWS:  duo of Trevor Sexton and Ger O’Donnell, on Saturday, September 3, bringing a fine repertoire of songs and skilled interweaving of guitar playing.  Daoiri Farrell, we look forward to his return on Friday, September 16.  Both concerts start at 8 pm, and tickets can be booked online at, or by ringing 0871383940.

PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS: Ratheniska – Co. Laois, September 20 -22.

DO YOU NEED TO TALK:  Contact Fr. Tony 087 2600414 or Mike Hayes on 087 7751386, the Samaritans 24 hour service on 116123 or Pieta House 24 hour service 1800 247 247.

KERRY, Édaein O’ Connell

Hi there! My name is Édaein O’ Connell, I am 27 years old and hail from Glenderry, a small townland situated just 10 minutes outside lovely Listowel in North Kerry. After many wonderful years in Galway, I graduated from NUIG with a Bachelors degree in Civil Law and a Higher Diploma in Business Studies. Finally, I completed an MSc in Digital Marketing from TU Dublin in 2018. I had planned on a career in social media management, but when McDonald’s cruelly struck caramel sundaes from its menu, I happened upon a career in freelance journalism. Since that fateful event, I have written for the Irish Independent, Metro UK, The Sunday Times Style, Image, and more. I write about everything from pop culture to travel to societal issues and I am also a regular contributor to the Jennifer Zamparelli Show on RTÉ 2FM where I seek out the best stories from Munster and place them on a national stage. I’m also an avid reader and singer, having won two All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil titles. I love nothing more than getting on a plane, socialising with friends, and spending a week in the glory that is the Listowel Races.


MICHAEL COLLINS- Omniplex Cinema Group are to host Neil Jordan’s biopic ‘Michael Collins’, to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of General Michael Collins on Tuesday 6th of September at 7pm, in  Omniplex Tralee.

CATHOLIC PARENTS: On Tuesday, September 6, there will be a conference on Zoom hosted by‘ The Hook of Faith’. The topic of the conference will be: ‘Supporting Catholic Parents. The conference will begin at 8pm and conclude at 9pm. All are welcome,  to take part send an email to: [email protected]

MISS Ireland. Dr Ivanna McMahon to be crowned the 75th Miss Ireland. She worked in the GP scheme at University Hospital Kerry during the COVID pandemic.

HI DIGITAL: Learn essential skills at Hi Digital.   It’s a step by step course designed for anyone who needs a bit of help developing their digital skills, particularly those who have rarely or never been online ( often 65+).  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.

IRISH HEART PODCAST– A series bringing together experts in cardiac rehab and patients who have attended cardiac rehabilitation is available on podcast. If you have had a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack, coronaryartery stenting or coronary artery bypass surgery –log onto for information and support’

FOOD: According to a 2020 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 30-40% of the food supply in America goes to waste. “Wasted food is the single biggest material placed in municipal landfills each year,” says Jenny Murphy, Senior Supply Chain Director at City Harvest — a New York City-based nonprofit that rescues surplus food from donors, farms, restaurants, and grocery stores and redistributes it to soup kitchens and food pantries across the five boroughs. “Municipal landfills are one of the biggest contributors of human-related methane in the country, and that’s accounting for more than 14% of all of those emissions.”


CULTURE Night on Friday, September 23.

CANADA Last year, the government unveiled a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the agriculture industry by 30% below 2020 levels by the year 2030.


12th May 2021; 100 years ago today […], Capt. Patrick Dalton, aged 25, from Coole, Athea, with Capts. Jeremiah Lyons, aged 24, of Duagh and Patrick Walsh, aged 26, of Listowel, both Co. Kerry, were killed by the Black and Tans in an event which inspired the famous ballad The Valley of Knockanure. Capt. Con Dee, aged 24, made a celebrated escape, emigrated to America and died in Chicago in 1967. Paddy Dalton is buried in Templeathea Graveyard.


Kerry Writers’ Museum; On May 12th 1921, a troop of Black and Tans were travelling out from Listowel towards Athea when they arrested four young unarmed men in Gortaglanna. They were brought to a nearby field to be executed, but one, Con Dee escaped.

The killing of the three local Volunteers, Paddy Dalton, Jerry Lyons and Paddy Walsh, at ‘The Valley of Knockanure’ was one of the more tragic events in the fight for Irish freedom in North Kerry. In this lecture, local historian & author Martin Moore, examines the background to this event, the profiles of those who lost their lives and looks at further dimensions of the Gortaglanna deaths.

This is the fourth in a series of lectures organised by Kerry Writers’ Museum as part of it’s North Kerry War of Independence Centenary Commemoration Programme.  The lecture is kindly supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Art, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries Programme.


The Valley of Knockanure is a tragic ballad commemorating an atrocity during the War of Independence at Gortaglanna near Knockanure, County Kerry, Ireland.

On the 12 May 1921, a troop of ‘Black and Tans’ were travelling out from Listowel towards Athea when they arrested three young men in Gortaglanna. Prior to this the barracks in Listowel had been burnt-out and the troops, heavy with drink and bent on seeking revenge decided to execute the young men. One of the men, Dalton, attempted to free himself from captivity but was thwarted in his efforts by a bullet. Both of the other two men were shot on the spot. Today a memorial stands by the roadside where those three friends died on that fateful day during Ireland’s fight for Independence.

In memory of Jeremiah Lyons, Patrick Dalton and Patrick Walsh, murdered by Crown Forcesat Gortagleanna.



Air Conditioning

Researchers at the French National Center for Weather Research have concluded that if Paris doubles its A/C use by 2030, it could raise outdoor temperatures in the city by 3 to 4 degrees Fahrenheit. As a result, policymakers have been very reluctant to encourage A/C adoption except in vulnerable places like nursing homes.





RELEASED: Religious Order in Nigeria “full of joy” after Four Kidnapped Nuns Regain Freedom Unharmed, they were Member of the Sisters of Jesus the Saviour (Saviourite Sisters – SJS).



Michael Collins—man and myth

Born in West Cork in 1890, Michael Collins joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) as a teenager while working as a clerk in London. He fought in the GPO in 1916, and rose to prominence by the War of Independence, combining the positions of Dáil minister for finance and IRA director of intelligence.

How can his meteoric rise be explained?

Why did he sign the Treaty?

Did he intend to tear it up and invade the North?

Was he by the outbreak of the Civil War effectively a military


Why are the circumstances of his death at Béal na Bláth, exactly a century ago, still disputed?

To address these and related questions, join History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, in discussion with John Borgonovo, Gemma Clark, Dominic Price and John Regan.


History Ireland podcast channel:

This Hedge School is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 programme.



Lauretta Brown Blogs- August 25, 2022

Planned Parenthood is investing $50 million ahead of November’s midterm elections, aiming to reach 6 million voters in key states through canvassing, phone banking, mail, TV and digital advertising.

The amount surpasses the $45 million the abortion group spent in the 2020 election cycle. The 14 states that the organization is concentrating their efforts in are “positioned to either ban or expand access” to abortion, and the group aims to “preserve and expand abortion access in as many states as possible.”



FOYNES: The first shipment of grain to Ireland from Ukraine since it was invaded by Russia in February arrived at Foynes Port, recently. Navi Star, left Odessa Port on August 5th carrying 33,000 tonnes of grain for animal feed company R&H Hall.

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Foynes Port and Navi Star grain ship August 2022



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