knockanuare notes 3rd july 2020

THANKS: Fr. O’Connell, who worked in the Parish in June, thanks everybody for a wonderful welcome, and many great conversations. “You live in a very special Community”.

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

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results for June 28th, Jackpot €4,600. Numbers Drawn: 1, 2, 12, and 31, No winner. Lucky Dips of €25 went to: 1. Joanne Buckley, c/o T. Collins, Lissaniska; 2. Michael Leahy, USA; 3. Breda Kiely, S.C.C Knockanure; 4. Maureen Leahy, Trien, and 5. Mary Flavin, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna. Next draw is on July 5th in the clubhouse. The Jackpot will be €4,700. All are welcome.

Lotto Results for June 21st, Jackpot €4,500. Numbers Drawn: 7, 11, 18, and 29. No winner.

Lucky Dips of €25 went to: 1. Philomena Molyneaux, Knockanure; 2. Hannah Enright, Enrights Bar; 3. Tim Larkin, Carreuragh; 4. Eamonn O Connor, Kilcolman, and 5. Brendan Horan, USA

Athea Cúl Camp which takes place from 11th – 15th July, catering for football and hurling. Book now by visiting

RETIREMENT of our school Principal, Mrs Julienne Donegan. She began her teaching career in Scoil Chorp Chríost in 1990 and she took on the role of Principal in 2007. Under her guidance, the school progressed and delivered educational excellence. We wish you all the best as you embark on a new journey with your family, good health, happiness and  success in your retirement. Your legacy will forever remain a part of Scoil Chorp Chríost. Go n-éirí an bóthar leat. Go raibh an ghaoth go brách ag do chúl.

PLAQUE and Thanksgiving Memorial Mass for Father Kevin McNamara, held at Moyvane Church on- 26 Jun 2022, tributes were paid to his work and his personality recalled, both in the parish and previous parishes, where he served. The plaque also commemorated all who died during covid epidemic.

FEAST of St Maria Goretti – Wednesday 6 July, and Feast of St. Killian is celebrated on Fri. 8th July. He was an Irish missionary in Germany, the Apostle of Bavaria.

CEMETERY Killahenny 15th July mass at 7 p.m. Lyreacrompane Cemetery mass on  Sunday July 3rd at 11.00am. (Weather permitting); Springmount Duagh annual Mass on Thursday, July 28th, 2022, at 8.00 p.m.

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.

DEATH of Pat Buckley of Lower Athea, Athea on Wednesday 29th June 2022 after a brief illness.

Predeceased by his parents Larry (Lar) & Marie. Fondly remembered by his cousins, other relatives.

Requiem Mass was celebrated on Saturday in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea (2nd July). Burial immediately after in Knockanure Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Ida Woulfe, Jerry Carey, Eileen Holly, Joe Thompson, Julia O’Connor, Mick Finucane, Mary Kirby, John Kirby, Richard Kissane, Bettie Moloney, Sheila Kennelly, Joe Woods McConville, John Patsy O’Sullivan, Margaret Aherne, Sr. Rosario Weir, , Sr. Anne Daye, Brendan Finucane, Dan Broderick, Rita Daly, Jennie Kennelly,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.2nd July’22- Moyvane for Mary McElligott RIP, Month’s Mind & Husband Pat (Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.3rd July’22- Knockanure for Patrick, Mary, Mary Rose & Norah Kennelly at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Patrick Shanahan (2nd Aniv.) & Son John, deceased members of

Shanahan & Egan families at 11.00am; Mon.4th July’22 Moyvane No Mass in Church

Tues.5th July’22- Moyvane Bridie Reilly nee Fitzmaurice Glasgow & Leitrim Middle at 10.00am;

Weds.6th July’22- Knockanure a Private Intention 10.00am; Thurs.7th July’22- Moyvane for Elise Murphy (Aniv.) Ballyphehane, Cork at 10.00am; Fri.8th July’22-Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.9th July’22- Moyvane for Ellen & Thomas Sheehan and Daughter Imelda (Aniv.) 7.30pm; Sun.10th July’22- Knockanure for People of the Parish 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Willie Brouder (Aniv.) 11.00am.

CORPUS PROCESSION 2022 Listowel: Sincere thanks to all involved in the recent Corpus Christi Procession. A special thanks to Liturgy Group, Donal O’Sullivan for providing the sound, Fr. Martin,  Parish Choir for the song and all the stewards who organised it. A special thanks also to First Holy Communion children, their parents and teachers.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP – meet every Friday in the Tarbert Bridewell between 10.30am and 12 Noon. We have different activities every week followed by Tea/Coffee and a chat. New members are welcome.

LISTOWEL ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: You can donate online through our

IBAN:  IE68AIBK93543342155030.

TEA DANCE at the Plaza Hall, Listowel on Sunday 17th July at 3pm in aid of Ard Churam Fuchsia Centre for Dementia/Alzheimer.

RATHFREDAGH GARDEN FÊTE on Sunday July 3 at 12 noon.

FLEADH Cheoil na Mumhan in Newcastle West, July 10-16. Willing to help for a day contact 0879654451. The Fleadh competition timetable can be viewed on the Munster Comhaltas website.

LEGION OF MARY: The Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be on Main Street, Killarney on Wednesday July 13th from 2.30 p.m, to remember Our Lady’s 3rd month visit to Fatima in 1917. The Divine Mercy chaplet and the Holy Rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. on the street.

CLOSED: Ballylongford Main Street will be closed to all types of traffic beginning on Monday July 11th to Friday July 22nd from 9am in the morning until 8pm in the evening.

ARTS Festival Ballybunion – Team BAF 2022, 21st to 24th July 2022. The festival hosts a variety of entertainment including poetry, music, theatre, workshops and more. For more information, .

VISITORS: A visitor experience officially opened at the Blasket Islands, costing €2.9million.

Visit Ardfert Cathedral and other heritage sites;

GRANTS: Local Live Performance Programming Scheme (LLPPS) applications are invited from people wishing to avail of the funding.

TG4; Sunday 10/07 @ 21:30, The Fleadh Cheoil is back! After two years, the world’s largest festival of Irish music, song and dance returns to the place where it all began in 1951…Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. For eight days the streets will be bustling with performers, music lovers and those competing at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. Over the next four weeks our presenters, Dáithí Ó Sé and Doireann Ní Ghlacáin will travel the highways and byways, taking viewers on a trip across the four provincial finals in Sligo, Laois, Limerick and Tyrone.


TG4; 30/07 @ 20:55, Ceiliúradh Pheil na mBan is presented by Máire Ní Bhraonáin and will preview this year’s TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Finals at Croke Park. The programme will visit all six counties playing in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Finals in Croke Park. ‘Ceiliúradh LGFA Peil na mBan’ will have a number of musical acts and interviews with players, managers, families and feature some special videos to mark the weekend. Former players will reflect on this year’s Championship and on the games taking place on the following day.

ARTS Office at Kerry County Council has extended the Open Call for events deadline, to 5pm on Thursday, July 7, for this year’s Culture Night Kerry 23 Sept. 2022.

ST JOHN’S: Nora and Jim: Curves of Emotion; Thursday 14th July at 11:30am, Exhibition, Kerry parents and Friends Together, runs from 11th to 23 July, details from 068 22566.

LARTIGUE MONORAIL is now open from 1pm. to 4.30pm., daily.

FRUIT: Blackcurrents, strawberries, and gooseberries are ripe. Fruit, vegetables and plants in Ireland plays a very important role in the economy with a farmgate value of €400 million.


MAGAZINE: The Ballydonoghue P M committee is seeking material for the 2022 edition of their Parish Magazine, Please e-mail to [email protected] or post to Lisselton Post Office.

TALK: Ballyheigue History & Heritage Group talk in the White Sands Hotel on Tuesday 5th July at 8.00pm. This year’s theme is: The Struggle for Irish Independence, as reflected in our community. It will be given by Mr Bryan Mac Mahon, who has done original research in this area. Everyone is welcome.

NIGHT Time Economy Support Scheme (NTESS) provides funding of €2.6 million to pubs, nightclubs, cafés and other suitable licensed / unlicensed premises to support entertainment during off-peak times.  Guidelines for the scheme are available here:

HORSE Racing in Killarney 11th to 15th July. July 4th Celebrations in Killarney and on the 9th Spraoi also in Killarney.

SWIM: The Estuary Swim will take place on the 23rd July.

FUN DAY at Loughill takes place Saturday July 30th 1 pm till late ; Tournafulla and District Vintage Club Family Fun Day and a Tractor/Car run on July 10th. Proceeds to local organisations and Ukraine.

TINTEAN Theatre Ballybunion on July 24th. 3 legends of traditional Irish music will perform at Ballybunion Arts Festival. Dermot Byrne is on the button accordion, Steve Cooney is on guitar and Dezi Donnelly will play fiddle. A great performance was given at Tintean on 1st July by Natan Carter and Claudia Buckley and band, the audience really entered into the spirit of the night.

FULL Moon on the 13th.

BEST Wishes to Kearney’s Home Baking, celebrating 30 years in business this year.

RENEWABLE: The Micro-Renewable Energy Federation submission offered “a comprehensive package of measures centering on ten key issues”, that it states must be recognised if the government is serious about generating thousands of MW of clean energy through rooftop solar PV.

DOCK beetles are native and natural predators of docks, now they are being bred in tunnels and then released on land, to reduce spraying of weeds.

MACRA na Feirme is calling for the maximum rate of aid for young farmers through the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS), due to the high costs of farm inputs.

EUROPEAN council has also proposed to exclude emissions from disturbances to the LULUCF sector (such as forest fires) from a member state’s emissions output from the sector.

FOOD: total value of EU agri-food trade reached €32.6 billion in March 2022, an increase of 12% compared to March 2021.

JOBS: Follow for daily posts on job vacancies and training.

Croom Medical, makes orthopedic medical implants, has announced plans to create 80 jobs as it opens a new €12m facility.

O’CALLAGHAN COACH: Offer the following trips to Knock: Sunday July 24th: Grandparents Day in Knock return day trip. Sunday August 21st – Monday August 22nd: Peggy Lynch’s Knock & Lough Derg overnight tour. Further details from O’Callaghan Coach Holidays on 064 6631095.

ALONE ORGANISATION – are currently looking for befriending volunteers in our area. Support and Befriending is a one-to-one relationship between a volunteer and an older person who has been linked in with ALONE. This service provides companionship and practical support to older people who may like extra social contact through a weekly volunteer visit. The Support and Befriending service is designed to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness, provide assistance to solve everyday problems and enable older people to feel secure at home. Visit for more details and to sign up. If you have concerns about your own wellbeing or you are an older person who would like to receive ALONE’s Support & Befriending services, contact ALONE on 0818-222024 from 8am – 8pm, seven days a week.

NTA is funding a €20 million redevelopment of Colbert bus and train station in Limerick city.

ADARE: Motorists attending the Pro-Am should follow event signage to the designated parking zones and should disable Sat Nav assistance.

AN BORD Pleanála say new road from Limerick to Foynes, including a bypass of Adare has been postponed. Between 17,000 and 25,000 cars pass through Adare village daily.

MIC Research;

HEALTH Benefits of turf cutting and its low carbon footprint, overlooked. We remember people who lived sitting beside turf fires and being healthy into very old age. The working in the bog, has noticeable benefited many over the years. Story about local man who was going to the doctor many times during the year, he was given a patch of turf and the doctor was dispensed with.

GASES: This means that the richest 63 million are producing fully double the dangerous greenhouse gases that half of all humanity, or nearly four billion people, emit. When scientists include the embodied emissions — or what it takes to make the products bought by the rich — in the calculation of their individual carbon footprints, the numbers become even more grotesque: That makes the average carbon footprint of the richest more than 75 times higher than that of the poorest. An estimate looking into 20 of the most prominent billionaires in the U.S. and Europe found that their carbon footprints in 2018 ranged from about 1,000 metric tons to nearly 32,000.





While the Irish singles will be best known for Hamilton and Rice, the Irish duo of Frank Owen Stoker and Dr Joshua Pim clinched the men’s doubles title the same year.

Bray native, Pim would also take home the men’s singles title in 1893 and 1894, continuing the Emerald Isle’s great success at SW19.

Scottish-born Kerryman Harold Segerson Mahony would also add himself to the glorious list of Irish Wimbledon winners when he lifted the cup in 1896.

James Cecil Parke from Monaghan would go as far as the semis in 1910 and 1913, while also reaching the last eight on three occasions in the 1920s.


ST PATRICK’S MISSIONARY SOCIETY: better known as the Kiltegan Fathers, was founded on St. Patrick’s Day 1932, by Fr. Patrick Whitney. Since then Kiltegan priests, together with volunteer priests and lay people from different Irish Dioceses, including Kerry have worked firstly in Nigeria an later in Kenya, Central and South Africa, Brazil and the West Indies. Today there are 281 Kiltegan priests of whom 28 are African. They have 58 students in Africa preparing for the priesthood.


1922 fire at Public Records Office

The Virtual Treasury is one of the most ambitious archive projects attempted anywhere. It combines historical investigation, archival conservation and technical innovation to reimagine and re-create, through digital technologies, the archive lost on June 30th, 1922.

Copies of files destroyed in the fire have been found in the UK National Archives in Kew and the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI).

Among the files that have been recovered are ones from the medieval Irish exchequer (1270-1450) in the UK National Archives relating to an English captain named Thomas Astley who operated in Co Wexford.

Newtownsandes search;



PAPERS: Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, March 03, 1973; Page: 17

By Sean McCarthy, (see Kerryman for full story)

HE was born, at Kilbaha, Moyvane, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred -and eighty two.( James Augustine Aloysius Joyce  born 2 February 1882)  That was -also the year when James Joyce was born.  that year, too, that Eamon de Valera came- kicking and screaming ‘ into an unstable world. ‘ Charles Stewart Parnell ,( walking tall and handsome through O’Connell Street, the fight of freedom shining in his eyes Chester Alan Arthur was-President of the United States and the words ‘income tax weren’t even in Webster’s dictionary. A great United States President was born that year of eighty-two: his name was Franklin “Delano Roosevelt. He was destined to hold the presidency for ” thirteen tumultuous years. .Queen Victoria was ruling England and the far-flung British Empire when Patrick Joseph Anthony Cahill’s first cry echoed across: a Kerry glen. (Break)

“Dear Sean: I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Paddy Joe Cahill died, two days ago. He died quietly in  his  room. All the Kerry guys at the bar were very upset and John Sheehy said that I must let you know. I know that you and old Paddy Joe had many a good crack, together and that you both came from North Kerry. I hope you and yours are well and again, my sincere regrets for being the bearer of sad news. Your friend, Timothy Horgan.”‘

– Patrick. Joseph Anthony Cahill, born County Kerry 1882, died New York City 1973. Rest in peace.


Press Democrat, Volume XLII, Number 184, 6 August 1915

DEATH AT MIDNIGHT OF REV. FATHER LEAHY OF PETALUMA Much Beloved Priest Dies Suddenly While on an Outing at Duncans Springs—Many Years of Labour in Sonoma County

At midnight the Rev. Father Jeremiah Leahy, beloved pastor of St. Vincent’s Roman Catholic Church, Petaluma, died at Duncan Springs, where he went a short time since. The news of his death reached the Rev. Father Fletcher, his assistant in Petaluma, shortly after the sad occurrence, and when it becomes generally known the entire community, many friends in Santa Rosa, and his old parish, Sonoma, will be bowed in grief. The deceased priest had not been in robust health for some time. It will be remembered that he was sick unto death last November, and it was a king while before he was enabled to return to his parochial work. Father Leahy was a saintly man of splendid character and his deeds of self-sacrifice in the cause of Christ among his parishioners ever endeared himself to them. People of all creeds respected and esteemed him. His death was unexpected. Only Thursday Father Fletcher had received word that he was feeling much better in the environment of the Springs. This was his second visit there this year. Father Leahy was born in County Kerry, Ireland. He was educated and ordained In All Hallows College, Dublin, the same place in which the Rev Father Casein of this city was ordained. This was in the year 1888. That same year Father Leahy came to California and to Petaluma, where he became assistant to the late Rev, Father James Cleary.

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INVEST:  G7 summit in Germany, the leaders of France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, and the United States announced the Partnership for Global Infrastructure, a five-year, $600 billion push intended to counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative and invest in developing economies across the world.

BACTERIA: The thin white filament, approximately the size of a human eyelash, is “by far the largest bacterium known to date,” said Jean-Marie Volland, a marine biologist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and co-author of a paper announcing the discovery Thursday in the journal Science.

A normal bacterial species measures 1-5 micrometers long. This species averages 10,000 micrometers (four-tenths of an inch/1 cm) long, with some Thiomargarita magnifica twice that length. The largest known bacterium until now had a maximum length of around 750 micrometers.


MISS MY CHILD: Roxane Salonen Nation- June 28, 2022

She would give almost anything to reverse time and choose differently, but that’s not an option for Mary Kominski. “I miss my child every day,” she told the Register.

Fifty years have passed since the New Jersey woman had her abortion at age 17. Now 67, her memories of that day remain fresh. But so does the tightly held hope of preventing others from the same regret.

“We’re seeing [the effects of abortion] now in society. There’s so much depression and anger. And anger is a huge one — especially in women who are post-abortive and not healed,” Kominski said. “That’s why you see so much screaming and yelling … it’s so deep and dark.”

The voices of those wanting to tell of the devastation of abortion have been largely squelched, she said. But with the June 24 overturning of Roe v. Wade, the time is ripe for the truth.


Ortega government orders dissolution of Missionaries of Charity in Nicaragua——————

According to the government of Daniel Ortega, the missionaries are not accredited “by the Ministry for the Family to function as a nursery-center for childhood development, home for girls, and home for the elderly,” nor “do they have an operating permit from the Ministry of Education to provide remedial education for students” and their “financial statements reported to the Ministry of the Interior don’t agree” with other documents presented for review.


The list of organizations the government has ordered to shut down also includes the Catholic Foundation for Human Development Assistance for Nicaraguans, the Spirituality Foundation for Children of Nicaragua, the My Childhood Mothers Foundation, and the Diriomito Children’s Care Home Association, among others.


According to the EFE news agency, the Missionaries of Charity Association was created Aug. 16, 1988, and opened following the visit Mother Teresa made to Nicaragua during the first term of Daniel Ortega (1985–1990). The Sandinista regime had already been in power since 1979 when President Anastasio Somoza was overthrown.


NY GOVERNOR: Rep. Lee Zeldin, Republican from Long Island, will fight New York Gov. Kathy Hochul in her bid for her first full term in November election 2022. If Lee Zeldin defeat Kathy Hochul in the election, he would become the first Jewish Republican governor of New York. Kathy Hochul would be the first female governor in New York elected to a full term if she is elected.


FIRE RISK: 400,000 solar-powered umbrellas sold at Costco recalled over fire risk- SunVilla says the recall applies to its 10-foot Solar LED Market Umbrellas sold from December 2020 to May 2022

(The global market for lithium-ion batteries was valued at $36 billion in 2020 and was projected to reach $193 billion in 2028, a market report showed.)



National Osteoporosis Month is marked throughout June every year. It is a special awareness month that makes it easier for people to find out about the critical importance of good bone health and osteoporosis prevention. Did you know that hundreds of millions of people in the world suffer from osteoporosis and low bone density? In fact, approximately 10 million Americans have osteoporosis



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