Knockanuare Notes-7th May

AGM: Annual General Meeting of Knockanure Development Association Friday 13th May’22 @8pm at Knockanure Community Centre. All are welcome.

FEET: Chiropodist Marian Hall, Friday 20th May’22 at 10.00am.  For appointment contact Noreen 068-49238

PARISH: Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. immediately after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Wearing of Masks at Church services is recommended.

2nd Collection at Masses on 14th & 15th May for the Education of Clergy. Rosary in front of the Grotto in Village of Knockanure, Tues and Thursday Eve at 8pm, for the month of May, for World Peace. Rosary at Moyvane Grotto will be recited each Tuesday for the month of May at 7:30pm.

Baptisms take place Saturday afternoons.  Please contact the Parish Office regarding forms and booking etc.

Kerry Choral Union Spring Concert at St Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Sunday, May 8th at 7.30pm.

OUR LADIES Altar is in many homes for the month of May. Mayflower was always a favourite for decoration.

PADRE Pio May Devotions on Tuesday 17th May at  7.30pm at Castleisland Church, see online to view.


DEATH of Esther Mary O’ Keane, (née Dower) (Late of Terenure, Dublin 6 W and formerly of Rathoran, Co. Kerry) – 30th April, 2022. Predeceased by her husband Seán.  Mother to Myra, Joseph, Veronica and Therese. Missed by son in law Declan, daughter in law Patricia, grandchildren Rowan, Cian, Alanna, Oisín, Ronan, great-grandchildren Robyn and Conor, sister in law Maire, nieces, and nephews.

ANNIVERSARIES: Agnes Mulvihill, Statia Hanrahan, Sr. Bridie O’Sullivan, Tom Liston, Joie Golding, Darragh Langan, Nora Walsh, Bridget Beaton, Ronald J Dougherty, Jer Murphy, Joe Faley, Paud Culhane, Tom Sullivan, Molly White, Dillon Boyer, Mick O’Brien, Sean Ahern, Ellen Stack, Tom Stack, Eileen Keogh, Anne Prendiville, Patsy Horan, Fr. Roger Duggan, Billy McElligott,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 7th May’22- Moyvane for Con Carmody (2nd Aniv.) Gortdromasilihy at 7.30pm; Sun.8th May’22- Knockanure for Noreen Nolan, RIP Month’s Mind at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Ann Prendeville (2nd Aniv.) Carraueragh at 11.00am; Mon. 9th May’22- No Mass in Church; Tues.10th May’22 – Moyvane for Private Intention at 10.00am; Wed.11th May’22-Knockanure for               Bill, Nora, Willie, and Breda Buckley (Aniv.) at 10.00am; Thurs. 12th May’22 in

Moyvane a Private Intention  at                10.00am; Fri.13th May’22-Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat. 14th May’22 at Moyvane for Betty Greaney RIP, Month’s Mind at 11.00 am and Mass in evening for Bridie McCarthy, husband Jerry, son Jeremiah, (Aniv.) Gortdromasilihy at 7.30pm;

Sun. 15th May’22 – Knockanure for Pat & Noreen Sweeney (Aniv.) Carraueragh at 9.30am and Mass-

Moyvane for David Foley & deceased members of Foley and O’Connor family at 11.00am.

CONGRATULATIONS to Cormac Dillon Duagh Gaa Club, this year’s Kerry Minor Football Captain.

Kevin Dillon. Taken from Hogan Stand magazine 9th December, 1994

GAA: Junior Development League: Moyvane 0-11, Castlegregory 0-9.; Minor North Kerry League Div 1 Rd 1: Moyvane 4-19, Castleisland Desmonds 1-8.

BINGO: Moyvane have thirteen nights of Bingos since opening on January 27 and paid a total of €36,180 in prize money.

RACING:  Killarney Races May Festival takes place from Sunday, 15 to Tuesday, May 17.  Listowel Races June Festival take place on June 4th, 5th and 6th.

BISHOP Brendan Leahy will visit Athea on Saturday 14th of May to celebrate the Vigil Mass with

Parishioners at 7.30pm.

ENGINEERING Showcase event will be held at Limerick Racecourse on May 12th from 5 to 9pm.

MACRA na Feirme has a new Chief Executive, Mick Curran from South Kerry.

FEAST of Our Lady of Fatima 13th May. Gortaglanna commemoration May 12th.

St Brendan’s Day – Monday 16 May 2022. Mass will be celebrated at Wether’s Well, Tubrid, Ardfert at 7.30 pm on Monday 16 May in honour of St Brendan. You are welcome to attend.



BRÉANAINN is a new documentary on the life, legends and legacy of St. Brendan the Navigator which will première at the Rose Hotel, Tralee on Sunday 15th May at 8pm. The DVD can be purchased on line at, while tickets €5 are available in Tralee from the Parish offices of Our Lady & St Brendan’s, and St John’s.

COLLECTION FOR THE UKRAINE. Nationally, this collection has raised to date over €3.25 million. (Over €135,500 has been contributed in the diocese of Kerry.)

SPENT on paperwork; Over €700,000 has been spent on Cork Luas project so far.

COLLECTING Rubbish along local roads continues, it is noticeable, the same type of containers, are discarded, generally in the same area.

CLUB: The Bookies Book Club 1st Tues. every month 6.30pm-7.30pm. Contact Social Prescribing Coordinator 087-4132 521 Listowel Family Resource Centre, also Gentle Yoga Classes 5-week session, Tues. 10th of May, 11am – 12pm, total fee €20.00.  Contact 087-4132 521 / 068-23584

SUPPORT: Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday 10th May at 7:15pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee Co. Kerry. We also offer an online support group further information by contacting us on [email protected]

WOMAN OF FAITH CONFERENCE 2022 – live on Radio Maria, Ireland on Sat. 7th May – 2.00pm. Radio Maria is accessible on   Download the Radio Maria Ireland App, Live via Facebook, listen live by calling 014373277 or on Saorview channel 210.

CLOTHES: Shannonside Women’s Group are holding a clothes collection in aid of the Ukraine Crisis, items can be dropped off at the Church Car Park, Tarbert on Thursday 12 May from 8am to 10.30 am.

HOST FAMILIES: are looking for caring host families in around Listowel for the next school year for  students who will be arriving from Europe. Contact Antoinette Butler, email, [email protected]

FLEADH in Abbeyfeale was a great opportunity for many of us to feel a bit of normality, after all the regulations, and scare mongering over the past two years.

WALKING: Saoirse Strollers Walking Group every Wednesday, meeting outside the Bank of Ireland in the square Listowel @6.30pm

THOUGHT;  “Always look at what you have left, not at what you have lost.”

THEATRE: free, interactive workshop to youth theatre practice with an overview of the sector and an insight into youth theatre development in Kerry. Youth Theatre Ireland will host an online information session at 1pm Thursday, June 2 that is open to all. For more information and to register your interest please contact Hannah at the Arts Office at Kerry County Council [email protected]

RAMBLING House will be held in Ballyhahill on Wednesday 11th of May.

SKILLS: CEO of Active Retirement Ireland, said: “We’re so pleased to announce the national rollout of the Hi Digital face-to-face digital skills classes. Anyone wishing to attend a class can book their place by contacting Active Retirement Ireland on 1800 20 30 30, or by emailing [email protected]

HELP: Do you know someone with a Health Difficulty, Illness, Disability or Mental Health Challenge that is a barrier to looking for or gaining Employment or Training? If so, come to the 2022 EmployAbility Service Kerry & Dep’t of Social Protection Progressive Pathways Fair in the Rose Hotel, Tralee on Wed. 18 May 11am- 4pm. Information from over 20 organisations and support services, guest speakers and industry experts with previous experience of supporting a person with additional needs. For further information contact 0667118758 or Employability Service Kerry – Facebook

WORKSHOP: The next community workshop scheduled to be held in person in Kerry and Limerick in May 2022, and will include: Community Workshop 4: Becoming a ‘Smart Village’ – The Role of ICT and New Technologies on May 10, – 7pm-8:30pm, Listowel. Participating communities are encouraged to register online at and attend each of the community workshops and play an active role in shaping the future of the North Kerry – West Limerick region. For further information please contact Aimee Grigg 069 62222 or email [email protected]

Information on various activities and projects is available on or check Facebook page:

DEAF Awareness: The National Archives;  ‘The Deaf and Dumb Times’ was a monthly publication from the late 1800s that described itself as: ‘Being an organ intended for the Welfare of the Deaf and Dumb’.


THIRD AGE CHARITY:  ‘Failte Isteach’ is a community project involving predominately older volunteers welcoming migrants through conversational English classes. For more information log on to www.

WIN for Causeway born Bryan Murphy (25), he won the ‘Westmeath Bachelor 2022 competition recently. Bryan is a song writer and entertainer, and working on his new website. He has a number of relations locally and played at one of Fr. Kevin McNamara’s events in Moyvane some years ago.

Knockanure Moyvane Parish Day July 2018

CYCLE: Ard Churam Day Care Centre for the elderly & Dementia Centre Listowel needs your

support! Ard Churam has been selected as a beneficiary of the 2022 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle.

FAMINE Commemoration will be held at Strokestown Park, Co Roscommon on 15th of May.

UN has proclaimed 22 May the International Day for Biological Diversity to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.


LIBRARY in Listowel is open between 10am and 8pm every Tuesday and from 10am to 5pm on Monday and Wednesday through to Saturday. For more information on all library services contact 068-23044.

BIODIVERSITY Week of events that celebrate Kerry’s wildlife. From Saturday May 14th until Sunday May 22nd. Talk on local born John Moriarty, by Dr Kevin Power in Killarney House.

Further details can be obtained from

Interview with John Moriarty;


WILD Work training programme, where you will explore biodiversity in the Irish landscape. Our trainers will bring you into nature to experience West Limerick wild spaces first-hand. The course has 6 sessions that will run on the same day at the same time over 12 weeks. Training starts Friday May 13, in Broadford (10.00am – 12.00pm) and in Abbeyfeale Thursday, May 12, (2.00pm – 4.00pm). Applications will close as soon as the spots are filled, so get your interest in ASAP by visiting   Contact Maeve or Caitriona in West Limerick Resources [email protected]

LISTOWEL Race Company prepares to host their meeting on June Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday, June 4 to Monday, June 6. Ladies Day on the Sunday.

SILAGE: The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine says that the silage support scheme will not be open to dairy farmers. Martina Gormley, a dairy specialist with Teagasc Martina says that 77% of farmers are finishing after 6:00p.m, with 36% finishing after 7:00 p.m. in the evening.

SEAWEED fed to cattle has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas in emissions by over 80% in laboratory trials.

SLAUGHTER: calves processed first two months of 2022 increased by 7,000 head to 27,000 calves this year. The number of dairy-bred cows culled has increased by almost 9,500 to 43,350.

SALE: 70 tractors amongst 200 lots of surplus equipment to be sold at Bord na Mona’s Derrygreenagh site.

CSO labour force survey show that 75% of employees working in horticulture in Ireland were non-Irish nationals.

CORK boxer Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan first world title shot – at the age of 37. The man he is challenging – WBA world middleweight champ Erislandy Lara of Cuba – is older at 39. Fight at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on May 28.2022.

FULL Moon on 16th May.

DEBRA Ireland Kerry Challenge 2022 on May 20, 21, it is a 3 day 75 K Hike in the Dingle Peninsula.

VINTAGE Rally and May Fair at Dromcollogher on 15th of May.

GARDEN Fete will be held at Rathfredagh on July 3rd.

PEACE and happiness cannot be bought, reflect on leaders and people who can buy what they like and still find pleasure in crushing others. Only option is constantly striving to follow Christ, which is a constant struggle with ourselves.


INEC Awards ; Ireland’s largest community awards will be hosted by Kerry County Council on Monday, May 16, with hundreds of delegates expected to travel from all over the country.

Established to promote and celebrates the best in community development, the awards recognise the selfless efforts of people in making their local neighbourhoods better places to live, work and socialise. The Pride of Place awards is an annual competition organised by peacebuilding charity Co-operation Ireland.

LEGION Legion of Mary are celebrating their 100th Birthday all this year. The Legion was founded by Frank Duff, a native son, born in Dublin in 1921.  Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne on Saturday 21st at 3 p.m. in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney, to mark the centenary.

LOURDES:  If you are interested in travelling to Lourdes this September 22-27 contact Fr. Tony in Abbeyfeale.  Staying at the Hotel La Solitude.  Pilgrims must be fully vaccinated to travel as part of this group.

BIKEFEST 2022; The motorcycle festival in Killarney from June 3 to 6, 2022 with its festival headquarters The Gleneagle Hotel.

Denmark and Covid;

ROSARY Rally at Knock on June 4th.

Rosary Rally Sunday 14th May at 4pm. in the Square, Listowel. All welcome.

TG4 04/05 @ 21:45; This history and science documentary series presents the untold stories of the other epidemics of Ireland’s past – the historical diseases of smallpox, cholera and typhus, the modern era of tuberculosis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella before ending with Covid-19. Presenters, social historian, Síobhra Aiken and medical doctor, Maitiú Ó Tuathail together uncover the real stories behind these diseases and the scientific breakthroughs that helped combat them. These vital stories reveal how the scientific fightback against Covid-19 has been built on the huge achievement of the past.

OBERAMMERGAU Passion Play has been scheduled for this August with Fr. Dan O Riordan as the Spiritual Director. Flight from Dublin 7th to 13th August. Contact: 021-427 77 00.

ANTIQUES Road Show; Medals for the Easter Rising in 1916

Mark Smith gets a chance to see medals awarded to participants in the Easter Rising.

YOUTH Pilgrimage to Taizé 2022. We are taking young people between the ages of 18 and 30 years.   Travel on Sunday, June 26th and return on Sunday July 3rd, 2022.  For more information contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or [email protected]

LAY PEOPLE TO TAKE UP LEADERSHIP ROLES IN THE DIOCESE OF KERRY; the new volunteer Ministry of the Lay Pastoral Leader in our Diocese. It is being introduced as a response to the changing needs of parish communities. The lay pastoral leaders will work alongside the clergy. Their role will be to lead, co-ordinate and support different aspects of parish life.  If you are interested in this ministry, check it out on

AMAZING Life of Pauline Jaricot

Pauline Jaricot, who was declared venerable in 1963, was born in Lyon a decade after the French Revolution, on July 22, 1799. She was the youngest of seven children of Antoine and Jeanne Jaricot.

Antoine was the owner of a silk factory, so Pauline was expected to live her life in the bourgeoisie. So at 15 she was made her debut in Lyon’s social life of the city. A sermon on vanity made her question that scene.


DEPARTMENT OF THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES AT MARY IMMACULATE COLLEGE (MIC). The Nano Nagle Bursary Scheme includes 10 bursaries valued at €8,000 each, which are available for students participating on the MA in Christian Leadership in Education programme at MIC. The bursaries are funded by the Presentation Sisters (North East and South West). Applications will close on 1st June .

ACCORD, is recruiting interested people to assist in the provision of Marriage Preparation Programmes. Email [email protected] for the application form. Selections will take place in June with training commencing in September.

FR STACK: In March 2020, Fr Michael Stack was looking forward to retiring after years of exhausting priestly ministry. He had served for almost a quarter-century as a chaplain…


FILM: Father Stu is the story of an apparently ordinary man who, through his faith, was able to touch a multitude of people in danger of losing their way. At a moment in the world when, he believes, people are starving for something to reignite their faith, Wahlberg hopes the movie will resonate not only in the Catholic community, but for every denomination and even for nonreligious people.

For more see


HIDDEN long-term risks of surgery: ‘It gives people’s brains a hard time’——————

Cibelli listened as the woman described how her father, a former physics professor, had shown signs of significant cognitive decline after the initial operation. Once a keen chess player, he was now unable to play the game and struggled to even do basic crosswords.

For Cibelli, it was the first time he had encountered what is now termed postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) – cognitive problems associated with surgery that persist well after the effects of anaesthetics have worn off. “I published some articles on the subject,” he says. “And people began finding my email address, saying their father or mother had changed a lot after a surgery in the past. So I began to realise that this wasn’t such an isolated case.”



St. Januarius’ blood liquifies for the first time in 2022…

For the first time in three years, Catholics held a solemn procession through the streets of Naples on the first weekend of May after the blood of St. Januarius was found liquefied. Archbishop Domenico Battaglia of Naples opened the safe holding the relic of St. Januarius’ blood in Naples Cathedral on April 30 and found that the blood had already liquefied…


SANCTIONS: What is the EU proposing?

The planned sanctions, which have yet to be approved by EU members, include:

Phasing out EU imports of Russian oil crude oil in six months and refined products by the end of 2022

Disconnecting Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, and the Credit Bank of Moscow and the Russian Agricultural Bank from the international payments system Swift, used to transfer money across borders

Cutting off three of Russia’s state-owned broadcasters from the EU on cable, satellite and the internet

Sanctioning 58 Russians, including those involved in war crimes in Bucha and the siege of Mariupol



Cuckoo; Video link

Easter 2022


WORDS TO THE WISE – “People who are ashamed of their addresses should remember that Christ was born in a stable and people who are proud of their addresses should remember it even more.” – John B. Keane.



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