Knockanuare notes-31st July 2022

PARISH: Graveyard Mass Knockanure Tues. 2nd Aug. at 8pm and Murhur Weds. 3rd Aug.’22 at 8pm.  People attending the Graveyard Masses, please bring Holy Water containers if you want holy water to Bless Graves. Lislaughtin Cemetery Mass on Friday 5th August at 7.00pm. Big crowd attended the Ahavoher Graveyard Mass on Friday last, celebrated by Fr. Carmody, Fr. O’Callaghan and Fr. McMahon. Video link  Filename- Graveyard Mass at Ahavoher Gale Bridge.

Alive Newspaper is now available at the Church door.  Please help yourself to a copy.  There are few such that exist, consider giving it support.

A Visit: If you would the Parish Priest or a Eucharistic Minister to visit or know somebody who would like a regular visit, please let us know.

2nd Collection at all Masses on 6th & 7th Aug.’22, in aid of the Pastoral Centre, Killarney.

Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Rosary at Knockanure Grotto on Tuesday evening for month of August.

Pope Francis to beatify, John Paul I, on Sunday, 4 September, at Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

RADIO: Fr Denis O Mahony Celebrating 50 years Radio Kerry 9 am on 07Aug. Fr Denis is currently parish priest in Abbeydorney and the Naomh Bhréanainn Pastoral Area, having spent 50 years in ministry in the diocese and in Kenya. He tells his story.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results for Tuesday July 26th. Jackpot €5,000. Numbers Drawn: 10, 12, 19, and 21. No winner. Lucky Dips of €25 went to: 1. Jim Gould, Kilmorna ; 2. Joe Enright, Keylod ; 3. Shane Flynn, Duagh; 4. Jim Greaney, Kilmorna, and 5. Jim Gould, Kilmorna. Next draw is on August 2nd in the clubhouse. All are welcome.

The Jackpot will be €5,100

ST PIO & 1st Friday Mass – Listowel  for Mickey Flavin, Bunagara late of Carrueragh, Kilmorna, Months Mind at  6.45pm.

DEATH on July 19th, 2022, of Sr. Anne Bernadette Sheehan. Predeceased by her parents Tom and Ellen, brothers Tom, Dick and Jack, sister Imelda and nephew Richard. Survived  by her sisters Sr. Veronica, Kathleen, Eileen, Margaret and Nuala, brothers Danny, Con, Timmy, Jim and Willie, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, Sr. Anne Bernadette Sheehan, Sisters of Saint Joseph, Llantarnam Abbey, Torfaen, South Wales and formerly of Kilbaha, Moyvane.  Funeral for Sr. Anne Bernadette Sheehan will take place in the U.K.

DEATH of John Martin Hegarty, Guhard, Lisselton, on July 23rd, 2022. Predeceased by his parents William and Mary and his brother Thomas. Survived by his sister Mai (Mary) Bunyan, brother-in-law Johnny, nieces Margaret, Jackie, Geraldine and Tricia, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews, and great-grandnieces. Requiem Mass for John Martin was celebrated at Ballydonoghue Church and he was laid to rest at Lislaughtin Abbey Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Peggy McElligott, Margaret Finucane, Bary Leah Erin O’Donoghue, Fr John Kennelly, John Denihan, Mary O’Connor, Betty Griffin, Mary Cronin, Sean Redmond, Elizabeth Walsh, Mary Cullinane, Tom Scanlon, Buried Lisselton, Fr. Laurence Mangan a priest of the Hartford Diocese, died 2 August 1863.

MASS INTENTIONS: 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, Recently Deceased, Ahalana at 11.00am; Mon.1st Aug.’22- Moyvane, No Mass in Church; Tues.2nd Aug.’22 –Moyvane for Teresa Loughlin nee Kelliher (Aniv.) Formerly from Moyvane at 10.00am, and Knockanure Graveyard Mass at 8.00pm; Weds.3rd Aug.’22- Knockanure        a Private Intention at 10.00am, and Murhur Graveyard Mass at 8.00pm; Thurs.4th Aug.’22- Moyvane for John Welsh, Barragougeen, Parents Patrick & Ellen, wife Marie & her Parents Anna & Jeremiah, Tullamore, Listowel, & Baby Robin at 10.00am; Fri.5th Aug.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am;

Sat.6th Aug.’22 Moyvane for Sean & Stasia Nelligan (Aniv.) Kilbaha at 7.30pm; Sun.7th Aug.’22

Knockanure for Jerry Clancy (Aniv.), Knockanure              at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Jackie Lyons (Aniv.), Derry at 11.00am.

EVENTS: Irish Youth Orchestra at Tintean Ballybunion Aug. 4th; Mass at  Lislaughtin Abbey Friday August 5th at 7pm; Dingle Races 5th to 7th Aug.; Heritage Week 13th to 21st Aug.  Annual Car & Honda 50 run, organised by Ballymac Vintage Club, takes place on Sunday, August 7. Ardfert Musical Society will launch exhibition on the works of the late Michael Cavan, Brandonwell, on Sunday 14th August at 3pm at Ardfert Cathedral. Former members of the staff of Melchert Electronics in Listowel re union on August 22nd at Christy’s The Well Bar in Listowel. Ballybunion Triathlon Club will host its second triathlon on Saturday 20th August, for more information, email or phone Derek on 087 854 2199. Spraoi Traditional Concert, St Marys Killarney at 8pm on Aug. 6th.

lecture on Volunteer Michael Ryle and the troubled times in which he lived and died at 7.30pm on Tuesday, August 2 at Kerry County Library, Tralee Branch by Dr Tim Horgan, Historian & Author.

NCBI is delighted to launch an online radio station for blind or vision impaired listeners that broadcasts 24 hours a day. The content covers all aspects of living with sight loss from technology available to issues affecting the sight loss community to individual’s sharing their own stories and experiences.

SEAN McCarthy Festival; the full festival line up visit


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

MATCH, thousands were in Tralee, Killarney and at other venues to welcome home the victorious Kerry team. Reflect.  Abbeyfeale won the County Championship in 1947 and one of the players that day was Joe O’Connor from Kilmanahan whose grandson captained the Kerry Team .  The family originally came from Kileedy.   Filename GAA Kerry victors Homecoming July 2022

PUCK FAIR:   August 10 -12 Killorglin.

FLEADH: Traditional musicians of all ages are  in Mullingar from 31st July to 7th August for Fleadh Cheoil Mullingar 2022 “The Homecoming”, hosted by Mullingar Comhaltas Branch. The world’s largest annual celebration of Irish music, language, song and dance. It attracts about 500,000 every year.

TG4; 5ú, 6ú & 7ú Lúnasa

Hot-on-the-heels of the four-part series celebrating each of the Provincial Fleadhs, TG4 and their team of presenters, land in Mullingar for the 2022 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann which returns to our screens for the first time since 2019. From well-known names to newly crowned All-Ireland champions, audiences will be treated to three consecutive nights of live entertainment coming from the town where the very first Fleadh Cheoil was held in 1951. Featuring the cream of talent from home and abroad, Fleadh 2022 promises to be unmissable television.


TOUR: Glin castle and gardens guided tours will take place on Sunday 21st August.

Works and installations are now completed on The Glin Knights Visitor Centre. Open every day from 10 am to 5 pm.

CLASSES:  The College of Further Education and Training, Abbeyfeale Campus, part-time courses commencing in September. These include Cookery, Art & Craft, Wood Turning, Upholstery, Furniture Restoration, Childcare, Local History, Genealogy and more. For further details, or call us on 06831198.

E-HUB at Old Bank Building on Main Street, Abbeyfeale open for Business. Details and pricing on Private Office Suites, Meeting Room, Hot-desks etc contact Ken Tobin on 086 816 2105.

REDUCTION in use of electricity, clothes, flying, driving alone, could bring down our CO2 footprint, but politicians, who do not depend on farmers vote, will sacrifice feeding people to keep their seats.

Farmers Journal of 10th May 2014, reports that Lakeland dairies are to build 36m drying facility and suppliers are to expand by 30% to 45%. Spring rape plantings down by 25% to 30%. Journal also reports that Harty’s in Causeway employs 300 people, and has 48 worldwide technology patients. US produces about 20% of worlds beef. But drought in Texas caused estimated $7.62bn in crop and livestock losses.

FARMERS: Weeks after Dutch farmers began to rebel against their government’s livestock reduction environmental plan, farmers in other European countries are rallying in support.–60_9-4OneOZgBaD1V0-VhGNaaJasLoBaz7SD2kz6e6KwhKCu9gRhAAujjFaWhAged6aMLx_gwBEGQd19hVpCg_f9MmA&utm_content=221246696&utm_source=hs_email


SUSTAINABLE Schools, with all the controversy on school costs, we remember how the older generation, used and reused clothing and books, now everything is disposable.

FREE school bus, Gov., want to reduce the use of cars on roads, students living within 3.2km of their primary school still need to be driven to school.

GREENWAY;  shuttle runs every hour from 12pm to 4pm between the hubs at Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale.

CYCLE: 600km Tour de Munster Charity cycle take place from Thursday, August 4 to Sunday, August 7. For all details see www.

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT 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 this phase being completed for the Races on the 16th September 2022.

ST JOHN’S: A Date for your diary, Saturday 20th August, pop in to the theatre for the official launch of art exhibition Fangled Fruit and Fairy Tales at 12noon. The Exhibition is a collaborative exhibition by two Kerry based artists, Susan Hitching and Margaret Kennedy who are members of the Inhouse Collective.

ARTISTS: The AIC Scheme Bursary Award 2022: Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity specifically aims to support an individual professional artist working in collaborative socially engaged arts practice who is from a minority ethnic background, has first-hand experience of displacement and/or is shaped by histories of intergenerational migration. For this bursary, candidates may self-identify as Traveller, Roma, refugee, migrant or otherwise through lived experience and/or second generational memories. The closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday the 15th of August.

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FARMER: young farmer of the Year of 2022, applications and nominations for the annual FBD Young Farmer of the Year Awards now open.

CANCER: bowel screening, you can check if you are on the register online or by calling Freephone 1800 45 45 55.

BIKE; Public Bike Scheme usage in Limerick in 2019 was just over 22,000 , but between January and March this year there was only 1,932 trips.

ENVIRONMENT: Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have urged the electorate in Kenya to consider political candidates’ track record in environmental conservation.

CANADA: The federal government is looking to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from fertilizers by 30% as part of its effort to reduce emissions by 40 to 45% by 2030. Reducing fertilizer use by 30% means less food at a time when the world needs it.

FOOD: EU, the yield forecasts for grain maize, sunflowers and soya beans were most markedly reduced (by 8-9%). But Irish crops are advanced and in good condition.

MEP for Ireland south Séan Kelly has been awarded the 2022 Energy Solutions Award in recognition of his work on supporting sustainable decarbonisation.

GREEN: Carol Nolan T D discontent with the agreement, which she labelled “toxic and inflammatory”. She also questioned how the government “has been captured hook, line and sinker by a fundamentalist Green ideology that has no interest in farming”.

INFORMATION: Teagasc has launched a new app which will provide information and updates to the farming, agricultural and food community’s phones.

BANK of Canada gave its employees $45 million in salary hikes and bonuses during the pandemic.

DENTIST to fill a tooth in Limerick can cost E120, in Dublin cost, may cost E50 more, but a tooth can be filled in Donegal for E35.

SEIZED: Gardaí in Cork have seized nine suspected stolen trailers.

HEART: 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  for information and support’

AT SEA: Scientists exploring a submerged mountain range in the Mid-Atlantic stumbled onto something they can’t explain: An organized series of holes punched in the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.


TG4, 24/08 @ 21:30; The untold story of Irish song The Laughing Boy, written by Brendan Behan in memory of Michael Collins. With an extraordinary afterlife as To Yelasto Paidi, it became the powerful left-wing anthem of resistance in Greece in the late Sixties. The film takes poet Theo Dorgan on an odyssey of his own, as he uncovers the truth of the story behind the song. It is a narrative that interweaves the tragic and bloody birth-pangs of both modern Ireland and modern Greece. But these histories are also bound together by something more profound and transcendent – the power of a song.

CHIPS: U.S. senators could approve $52 billion in funding to boost semiconductor chip manufacturing in the United States

JOBS: The Clonakilty of 1824. Over 10,000 Employed in the Linen Industry. Clothiers, Flax, Linen, Textiles, Weaving, West Cork.

RUSSIA: during the five-month period from January to May, imports this year reached €299 million, compared to €219 million in the first five months last year, CSO figures show. Animal feed from Russia, excluding unmilled cereals, import value of €7.7 million in May 2022, compared to €2.3 million during the same month last year.

Russia agreed not to attack the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdenyi while grain exports were in transit, according to recent agreement.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE- Spiritual Director: Fr. Francis Nolan, 21st—28th September 2022

Return flights from Cork to Dubrovnik, contact: Maura O’Keeffe Harcksen (Tralee). Tel: 066 7127143 or 087 1517696.

MSZE ŚWIĘTE W DIECEZJI KERRY- KILLARNEY – sobota, godz. 18.30 – TRALEE – niedziela, godz. 12.00

(z wyjątkiem ostatniej niedzieli miesiąca) Więcej informacji o Liturgii w tygodniu oraz wokresie Bożego Narodzenia i Świąt Wielkanocnych, a także ewentualnych zmianach lub dodatkowych

nabożeństwach znajdziesz na stronie. Facebook: Duszpasterstwo w Diecezji Kerry.

SKY: “When Earth encounters many meteors at once, we call it a meteor shower.”

Suspected to originate from Comet 96P Machholz, the Southern Delta Aquariids meteor shower occurs any time between July 12 and August 23 annually. It can be seen best by people in the Southern Hemisphere and southern latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere, according to NASA. However, a moon-free dark sky is crucial, EarthSky emphasized. Fittingly, the moon will only be 1% full during the peak.





The Minister for Justice, Mr. Cooney, last night appealed to the public to be prepared to stand up and be counted in their attitude to the Provisional IRA. And in this connection he urged that IRA collection boxes and newspapers should be ignored by all citizens loyal to the State. Speaking at a Fine Gael function in Listowel, the Minister warned: “There can be no compromise in the question of loyalty to the State on the one hand, and the giving of support to the IRA on its fronts, on the other hand.” Mr. Cooney said the most potent weapon in the fight against the IRA was a “cold and antagonistic public opinion”, directed against that body in whatever form it manifests itself. He warned that there were many front organisations for the Provisionals with meritorious titles using terms like civil rights, prisoners dependants and others. Those of us who believed in parliamentary democracy and who abhorred violence, must, by our personal attitudes to the IRA in any of its manifestations, make clear our abhorrence of their tactics, he said. “Each of us may be tested from time to time in a small way to show that we are prepared to stand up and be counted in this regard,” Mr. Cooney went on.



U.S. Immigrant Visas Show Slight Rise The Visa Office of the U.S. State Department has issued its annual report, a copy of which was recently forwarded to the American Irish Immigration Committee in New York. During fiscal year 1973 (from July 1972 to June 1973) 972 U.S. immigrant visas were issued in Ireland. This figure represents a slight rise over the 1972 figure when 881 visas were issued, but is far below the 1964 figure of 6,328 visas. That was the final year before the 1965 U.S. Immigration Law went into effect. The number of non-immigrant or visitor’s visas issued in Ireland in 1973 was 27,363, an increase of 2,000 over the 1972 figure. In 1964 only 8,307 visitor’s visas were issued to Irishmen. Allowing for the fact that improved economic conditions in Ireland allow for an increased number of tourists to the U.S., such a figure gives rise to speculation that a fair number of Irishmen are using the visitor visa circuit to attempt to enter the U.S. Recent legislation and administration changes should cut down on this means of entry in the near future. The top ten countries sending immigrants to the U.S. in 1973 were the Philippines (27,229), Korea (22,514), China (21,052), Italy (21,026), India (12,768), Greece (10,824), Portugal (10,790), Great Britain (10,003), Yugoslavia (7,905) and Germany (5,785).



Feeding Operations and factory farms and we feed them a grain of – diet of primarily grain that doesn’t match their systems, they release nearly twice as much methane as they would if they were eating, you know, diets that are consistent with their system: grazing and eating grass.


The Fascinating Science Behind Freckles

Nobody is born with freckles. So why do some people get them — and how? Julia Guerra, longtime freckle owner, goes on a mission to find out.

By Julia Guerra- July 18, 2022



Welcome to the “Botox Capital of the World, Westport, an Irish town with a population of just 5,543.


More than 1,200 people work at a plant on the edge of town. It’s owned by the drug company Allergan, and since 1994 it has produced all the Botox. “Whether you’re in Hollywood or acting in London’s West End, your Botox is 100 percent guaranteed Irish,” boasts longtime Westporter Simon Wall



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ISOLATED: Why do we get a buzz from being in large groups at festivals, jubilees and other public events? According to the social brain hypothesis, it’s because the human brain specifically evolved to support social interactions. Studies have shown that belonging to a group can lead to improved wellbeing and increased satisfaction with life.

Unfortunately though, many people are lonely or socially isolated. And if the human brain really did evolve for social interaction, we should expect this to affect it significantly. Our recent study, published in Neurology, shows that social isolation is linked to changes in brain structure and cognition – the mental process of acquiring knowledge – it even carries an increased risk of dementia in older adults.




By CNA Staff, Katie Yoder


Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 26, 2022 / 10:00 am

Pope Francis is visiting Canada in what he has called a “penitential pilgrimage” from July 24 to July 29.

Read the latest updates about his trip below.

July 26, 4:24 p.m.: Pope Francis preaches on sharing faith with love before 50,000 at largest stadium in Canada

Preaching at a Mass celebrated in Canada’s largest stadium, Pope Francis reflected on the elderly, who he said should be honored, and who serve as an example to the Church on how to pass on faith in a loving way.



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