Knockanuare Notes- 5th September 2022

BEST WISHES to all the student who received their Leaving Cert results last week, finding accommodation and all the preparations necessary to move up the education ladder is causing stress to many. If education establishments made a few changes, it would smooth some of the difficulties.

RAMBLING HOUSE: Knockanure Community Rambling House recommencing 8th Sept.’22 at 8.30pm.  Everyone welcome.

PARISH: On Sept .21st, a Pastoral Council Meeting is scheduled.  If you have issues that you would like to be considered, let the Parish Office know before Sept.14th, (preferably in writing.)

Rosary at the Grotto Moyvane on Thursday 8th September at 7:30pm to celebrate Our Lady’s birthday. Please come along and join us. 2nd Collection at all Masses next weekend 10th/11th Sept.’22 for Diocesan Needs. Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm.Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.

Synodal Pathway – National Synthesis Published

The National Synthesis Document which gathers together the results of the synodal consultation here in Ireland has been published and submitted to Rome. For a link to this document visit  And find attached brief summary for your perusal.

Lourdes is gradually opening again. Plans to have a full diocesan Pilgrimage in the Fall of 2023.  However, a small group of pilgrims are travelling this year on September 30th for a 3-night pilgrimage from Dublin at a cost of €595. Some more places have become available.

If interested, please contact the diocesan office for details. 064-6631168.

CONGRATULATIONS to Norella Mary Molyneaux on choreographing, organising & Dancing along with her team of Country soul dancers who performed on the Late Late show last weekend.

CREATION: The Season of Creation continues till October 4th. Full Moon on the 10th of Sept.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Gerard O’Connell, Delia O’Donoghue, Patsy Buckley, Mick Shine, Kathleen Sheahan, Maura Burke, Breda O’Driscoll, Ita Shine, Joanne Lynch, Elma O’Connor, Anna Maria McGibney, Kitty Murphy, Jack Costelloe, Michael Scanlon,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.3rd Sept.’22- Moyvane for Tadhg “Timmy” Carr (1st Aniv.) at 7.30pm;

Sun.4th Sept.’22- Knockanure a Private Intention at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane a Private Intention at 11.00am; Mon.5th Sept.’22- No Mass in Church; Tues.6th Sept.’22 – Moyvane – Private Intention at 10am and evening mass for Margaret Leahy (1st Aniv.) & Emmett Leahy, Celebrant Fr. Tom McMahon at 7.30pm; Weds.7th Sept.’22- Knockanure a    Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.8th Sept.’22- Moyvane for Joanna Lynch (1st Aniv.) Aughrim & Late of Marbella, Spain at 10.00am;

Fri. 9th Sept.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.10th Sept.’22- Moyvane for Liam Lynch (Aniv.) & Deceased Members of Lynch & Byrne Families at 7.30pm; Sun.11th Sept.’22 –

Knockanure for Kitty & Jackie Murphy (Aniv.) at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for Nora & Mick Roche (Aniv.) at 11.00am.

PATTERN: Bishop Ray Browne will once again celebrate Ballyheigue’s Pattern Day Mass at 11.00am on Thursday  8th September in our Lady’s Well and Grotto. Please come and join us on this special day as we celebrate Our Lady’s birthday.

FEAST: of St. Ciarán is celebrated on Friday 9th September. He founded the monastery of Clonmacnoise (Co. Offaly), which became one of the most famous monasteries in Europe.

SUPPORT: Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday 13th September at 7:15pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents.

BEST Wishes to Kilmorna native James Gould, who is taking his first flight at age of 86. The contribution of James to Aras Mhuire and residents over the years, has been invaluable.



GAA Knockanure Lotto results 30th August; Jackpot €5,500. Numbers Drawn were 6, 20, 22, and 23

Lucky Dips went to; Michael Lynch, Taxi; Anne Scanlon, Upper Athea; Noreen Goulding, Knockanure;

Matthew Lynch, c/o Kevins, and Bridget O Flaherty, Knocknasna. Next draw is Tuesday September 6th Jackpot will be €5,600.

GAA: Kerry MFC final. Congratulations to North Kerry team who won the final played at Austin Stack Park.  North Kerry team were: J Heffernan (Duagh); T Kelly (Listowel Emmets), D Mulvihill (Tarbert), C Egan (do); P O’Connor (Moyvane), C Sweeney (do), P Walsh (Listowel Emmets); E Healy (do), E Boyle (Ballyduff); D O’Keeffe (Moyvane), J Enright (Ballyduff), J Brosnan (Moyvane); O Healy (Asdee), J Moloney (Moyvane), A Carey (Listowel Emmets). Subs: L Rochford (Ballyduff) for J Moloney (44), A Kennelly (Listowel Emmets) for A Carey (51), F Mulvihill (Moyvane) for J Enright (58) and R Foley (Ballydonoghue) for J Brosnan (60 +3). North Kerry 1-16 to Mid Kerry 1-11.

BINGO is back this Sunday night 4th September in the Plaza, Church St., 8.30pm. Welcome back to all old and new players.

MUSIC: Ballylongford/Tarbert CCE Our music and singing lessons are starting back on Friday Sep 9th. Instruments include tin whistle, flute, fiddle, banjo, accordion and concertina for children aged 7+.

Contact for registration or more info.

Listowel/ Duagh Comhaltas register at Seanchai on 10th Sept. from 10am to 12 noon. For music and Dance classes.

GLORACH: Trevor Sexton and Ger O’Donnell, who make a welcome return to the Theatre on Saturday, September 3. Daoiri Farrell,  looking 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”.

LEGION OF MARY Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday, September 25. Tickets from Pat at 086 8510423.

CLASSES; The College of Further Education and Training, Abbeyfeale Campus is now accepting applications for a wide range of part-time courses commencing in September. These include Cookery, Art & Craft, Wood Turning, Upholstery, Furniture Restoration, Childcare, Local History, Genealogy and much more. For further details, and to apply, check out our website or call us on 06831198.

DRAMA CLASSES:  Glórach have announced that there will be drama classes for children and teenagers taking place on Saturdays over the Autumn and Winter starting on Saturday, September 24 and run for ten weeks.  To register email [email protected] or text 086 1944852.

MARATHON: Cook Medical Mini Marathon 25th September 2022, on the grounds of the University of Limerick. This year is the 24th staging of this event.

HISTORY: Lough Gur is located in the South East of Limerick, 21kms from Limerick City. The area of Lough Gur is home to Ireland’s oldest and largest stone circle noted for its most recent megalithic art find on August 17th 2022.

KNOCKANURE, by John Murphy,

The churchyard on Knockanure hill encircled by a large field affords a commanding view of the surrounding countryside. Rich in natural beauty history and local lore. Here is a roofless church where people prayed over 400 years ago. Down by the side of the hill is friars field in Barretts land where some Dominican monks found shelter after the Cromwellian and wars and lived there up to around 1804.

Father O Connor


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

SHOW and Sale of Weanling at Listowel Mart 0n 14th of Sept.

Abbeyfeale Mart sale will be held every Saturday, For further information 087 6903172/ 087 9480484.

FOOD Fair Listowel 28th October 2022 –

Dingle Food Fair. September 30th – October 2nd in Dingle

ONLINE RADIO STATION:  NCBI is delighted to launch an online radio station for blind or vision impaired listeners that broadcasts 24 hours a day.

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

AGM of West Limerick Mental Health association will take place in Maple Lodge, Gortboy, NCW on Tuesday, September 13 at 8pm.  New members are all welcome.

RACING:  Listowel, September 18 -24. Visit for more information.

Frankie Dettori is to ride at Listowel on Tuesday, September 20.

Listowel Races Accommodation Appeal for anyone in greater Listowel and including Ballybunion, Irremore, Rathe, Duagh and anywhere between the surrounding areas may have a room or a well-presented house for let for Race Week. Contact Clodagh at the Race Week Office on 0876652211.

SAM Maguire Cup will be in the Square on Saturday, September 17.


A storytelling festival will take place in Listowel, September 15th to 18.

Highlights of this year’s festival include: The Rambling Sessions with All-Ireland winning storytellers Sonny Egan and Rian Gleeson;  Story through Song with Paddy Regan, Mickey McConnell, Ger Wolfe, Cormac O Caoimh, Hank Wedel & Lorraine Nash;  Storytelling workshop with Liz Weir;   Songwriting workshop with Cormac O Caoimh; Story Walk led by Owen McMahon, with storyteller Joe Brennan;

Storytelling Gala Concert with Maria Gillen, Liz Weir, Joe Brennan, Maria Credali, Frances Kennedy, Ger Wolfe, Mickey McConnell and Lorraine Nash, and Story Swap in Teach Siamsa, Finuge.

More at

ST JOHN’S: The ConTempo Quartet on Wednesday September 7th at 8pm; Jon Kenny, Stories & Tales from D’Unexpected on Friday 9th September at 8pm; Drawing from the Well on Thursday 15th of September. More from Telephone: 068 22566- Email: [email protected]

CONCERT by Fabre Ensemble at Saint Mary’s Cathedral Killarney at 4pm on Saturday, September 10.

RACING ON BALLYBUNION BEACH; There will be Horse Racing on the Beach  in Ballybunion on Sunday September 25th.

AGE ACTION: The savings and incomes of older persons could lose 15-20% of their spending power by the end of 2023 putting many older persons at risk of poverty unless the Government takes action in Budget 2023 warns Age Action.    Tel: (01) 475 6989.   Email:[email protected]

THINK Before You Flush is an environmental awareness campaign with a simple message: only flush the 3 Ps down the toilet, that is pee, poo and paper…everything else goes in the bin.

PIPES: 14,617km of pipelines transport natural gas to hospitals, schools, homes and businesses all over Ireland.

ROAD: An Bord Pleanála has approved the Adare Bypass – a 35km project.

BANK: Security

Please be aware that, at times, fraudulent emails are circulated purporting to be from AIB. Please remember that AIB never asks customers to provide their AIB Internet, Mobile or Phone Banking Personal Access Code (PAC) through email or links contained in an email. In addition, AIB will never request codes from the AIB Card Reader through email or links contained in an email. Furthermore, AIB will never ask customers to provide Debit Card or Credit Card details through email or links contained in an email. Hang up, don’t answer. Delete, don’t click.

FERTILISER Ban; Chemical fertiliser: September 15 to January 29; Slurry: October 8 to January 15; Farmyard manure: November 1 to January 15. Due to dry weather, many farmers were prevented from spreading. The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland  has called for the final date for harvesting under the Fodder Support Scheme, to be extended from September 5 to September 30, due to poor grass growth.

Milk intake from January to July of this year was 0.4% lower than the same period in 2021.

ESB: The majority of milking is done between 5:00p.m and 7:00p.m. and will be charged at peak time charges for their electricity.

TB: Salesian Agricultural College has a 550ac farm, and 450-cow dairy herd, said to have 74 reactors.

Food; Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore, over 80% of their food demand is met by imports.

GLOBAL Warming; If producers of locally produced food and fuel, were properly compensated for their efforts, people would have less money to spend on luxurious, clothes, cars, holidays and buildings.

TG4: The President of the GAA Larry McCarthy has said: “It is a show that takes people behind the scenes in preparing a team and is fuelled by the attraction of seeing the underdog get a shot at the big time. In 2004 Kieran Donaghy featured as an unknown Underdog, 15/09 at 21:30;  Father and son, Breanndán and Cormac Ó Beaglaíoch will once again take on an Irish musical journey together in their campervan, beginning Sunday 25/09 at 21:30.

OVER 200 supercars, in Limerick as part of Europe’s largest organised road trip, on Saturday September 10. Cars arrive into Circle K Ballysimon at approx 11.45am.

VINTAGE: Athea Vintage Club, annual Charity Road Run on Sunday, September 4th.The Kingdom Veteran, Vintage and Classic Car Club On September 25, the club will run its cars from Tralee for a visit to the Kilgarvan Motor Museum.

The Lixnaw Vintage Club will be holding run on the 11th September 2022.

OPEC’s current president, told the Wall Street Journal recently that reducing production to curb price volatility was “in line with our views and objectives.”

FESTIVAL: 2022 Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival due over the October (27th to 31st) bank holiday weekend.

BLOOD: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service link here:

Appointments can be booked by ringing: 1800 222 111.

RETIREMENT Tea Party for Doctor Kieran Murphy at Con Colbert Memorial Hall, Athea on Sunday 18th.


GREAT WOMAN: Many Catholics are unfamiliar with the life and influence of Rose Hawthorne. And yet there is scarcely one whom could not identify with Rose.  A wife whose marriage, fraught with financial hardship and alcoholism, ended in formal separation; a mother who grieved the loss of her only child; a convert to Catholicism; a founder of a religious community dedicated to the care of poor incurable cancer patients


BIRD Watch along Shannon including Tarbert area on 17th of Sept.

GARDEN: Glenville House and Gardens, Ardagh, opening hours for September, from Thursday 1 to Tuesday 13. Tuesday to Saturday from 9-30am to 1-30pm. Admission €5, Students €3, children and old age pensioners are free.  The house is located a mile from Ardagh.

TREES: scheme, being led by Green Party junior minister Pippa Hackett, would see landowner’s plant native Irish trees on up to one hectare of their land without a forestry licence.

There are 3,581 forestry licence applications with the Department of Agriculture, So far this year, a reduction from 6,100 in August 2021.

KRAKOW: The wooden altarpiece carved by Veit Stoss is the main masterpiece of St. Mary’s Basilica. The altarpiece was carved in the second half of the 1400s, by the German sculptor Veit Stoss, who lived and worked in Krakow for over 20 years to make it. For the work he received an enormous amount of money, equal to the entire 1-year budget of Krakow.

PRIEST:   By Jonah McKeown- St. Louis, Mo., Aug 30, 2022.

A priest ministering in St. Louis — previously accused of abuse before prosecutors dropped all charges — will have his 2014 arrest record expunged after a judge’s ruling last week.



U.S. Department of Agriculture has reversed a policy that would have required Catholic schools that participate in a federal free lunch program to comply with the Biden administration’s LGBTQ mandates.

RECORDS: Chester County, Pennsylvania Will Soon Have All Historic Records Dating Back to 1681 Digitized In less than two years, Chester County’s most historic documents will be available online. Thanks to improved scanning equipment, Chester County’s Archives & Records Services.


PORTLAND: Other families of labouring Irish participated more actively in the affairs of their parish church and national group. Timothy and Johanna Brandon were both 31 years old at their marriage in 1865. Living close to the centre of town at 12th and Jefferson Streets, Timothy, who held low-paying jobs as a labourer and a drayman, was elected to high offices in both the local Hibernian Benevolent and the Father Matthew Total Abstinence Society throughout the 70’s. Whether there was friction between Timothy Brandon and the saloon-owners and hard drinkers who often led the Hibernian Society or whether his position as Marshal of the Total Abstinence group was insincere is unknown. Brandon, however, was a native of the County Kerry in the south-western reaches of Ireland, and he was probably not one to let differences of opinion over liquor interfere with good fellowship. Johanna Brandon, born in the neighbouring West Ireland county of Clare, entered her two daughters (born in 1866 and 1869) in St. Mary’s when they were but five years old. Despite their family’s poverty, both girls stayed in the convent school until they were well into their teens. Like most Irish women in Portland, Johanna Brandon evidently never worked outside her home.



SEPTEMBER 1972 Olympics, eight members of the Palestinian terrorist group Back September took six coaches and five athletes from Israel’s delegation hostage in their Olympic Village apartment, killing them during a failed rescue operation at a nearby airbase.


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American Prelate Returns From Concentration Camp THE MOST REVEREND THOMAS JOSEPH DRURY The Most Reverend Thomas J. Drury, Bishop of Corpus Christi, Texas, returns from a “fact finding mission” in Ireland, on Wednesday, August 29th. During his visit to. Ireland Bishop Drury made it a point to celebrate Mass with the Nationalists held without charge on trial in Long Kesh Concentration Camp. He visited in the same cage as young Patrick Crawford hanged himself a few months ago. The Bishop was most impressed with the quality of the men interned at the camp. Bishop Drury is the only American Bishop to have visited the Long Kesh Concentration Camp in Ireland. (Indeed, only two or three Irish Bishops have ever visited Long Kesh.) Although Bishop Drury was a Chaplain in the American Army during World War II, he says that even in Japan he never saw such horrible conditions as pertain in Long Kesh. He is so deeply disturbed about these conditions — and the consequent suffering of the men incarcerated — that he feels obliged to take the unusual action of holding a press conference. While in Ireland Bishop Drury also spoke to many of the leading political figures. On Thursday, August 30th, he will hold a press conference at 12:00 noon in the Commodore Hotel, 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue, New York, New York, Wandsor Court Room. All interested people are invited to attend. The press conference is open to the public.


CANADA Students; The monthly price of an average one-bedroom apartment in Toronto currently sits at $2,269 – a 20% increase from last year. Covenant House Toronto youth shelter executive director Mark Aston told Bloomberg he believes students now make up around one-third of the people who use his shelter – with the figure set to possibly increase amid soaring rent. In 2019, students made up 26% of the shelter’s residents.




THOUGHT: Grace upon Grace

Only the Spirit of God can reveal the depths of God. What once was an inaccessible reality is now open to us. Through the outpouring and gift of the Holy Spirit, we now can come to know the mind of God.



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