Knockanuare Notes- 7th November 2021

ABSENCE: There will be NO Mass on Tues. Nov. 8th and Weds Nov. 9th and wed. 10th, as Fr. Brendan will be away.  In an emergency, please contact 068-21188/087-0908949.

Church Council: meets Nov. 23rd @ 8.00pm.  If you have any items you need to be included, contact 1 of the following: Michelle Mulvihill/Liz Brosnan/Mary Fitzgerald/Margaret Horgan/P.J. Mulvihill/Joanne O’Connor/Mary Flaherty/Kay O’Hanlon/Eamon Whyte/Fr. Brendan.

Liturgy Meeting: will be held on Thursday Nov. 11th.  We encourage more Parishioners to attend this meeting as “Your” input is vital in the running of our parish   Meeting will be held in The Church @7pm.

GAA Knockanure Club Lotto Draw; There was no winner of the €9000 on Tuesday 2nd November. Numbers drawn were 4, 22, 23, 31.Lucky dip winners were; 1. Angela Sheehy, c/o Jim Gould’s; 2. Dan Enright, Trien; 3. Timmy Keane, All-Star Bar; 4. Noelle Devlin, Tarbert, and 5. Paudie Quille, Athea. Our next draw is due to be held on Tuesday 9th November with jackpot up to €9100.

COURSE: Listowel Family Resource Centre: is offering a course in Acrylic Art/painting for beginners starting 8th Nov. 10.30am to 12.30pm for 6 weeks.  Contact Bridie 086-8556431.

AGM; Knockanure Development Association (Knockanure Community Centre) AGM will take place on Friday 12th Nov. ’21 @7.30pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  All members are invited to attend.

NUNS; We are paying dearly at present for the health service, there was a time when dedicated Nuns risked their health and lives in the service of all the people for free, what thanks did the receive, we only hear from the detractors. Eaten Bread is soon forgotten.

PADRE PIO:   November Devotions Castleisland on Tuesday, November 16 from 7.30pm –  “The Holy Souls” It is their time, their space. They may need our prayers.  Don’t let the sadness of parting destroy the special memories. Witness –  by Fr Mossie Brick.

MEMORIAL PRAYER SERVICE FOR DEAD – Sunday 7th; St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel @ 2.00 p.m.  St. John’s Paul’s Cemetery, Listowel @2.30 p.m. Finuge Cemetery, Listowel @3.00 p.m. and

Springmount Cemetery, Duagh – @ 3.45 p.m.

PRAYERS for all who are buried in Abbeyfeale parish graveyards on Sunday, November 7 beginning at St Mary’s graveyard at 2.00pm, the Old Graveyard at 2.20pm and Reilig Íde Naofa  at 3.00pm. This year, you can receive a plenary indulgence, visit a cemetery to pray for the dead on any day in the month of November.

REMEMBRANCE Tree for November in the church, contains the names of a great number of our deceased friends.

BEREAVED: Anam Cara Kerry is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday, November 9 at 7:20pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents. For more information see or call the information line on 01 4045378.

PRAYER: Churches Prepare to Mark Nov. 7 Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians. On Sunday, Nov 7 Christians of different denominations participated in the International Day of Prayer (IDOP) for persecuted Christians. An opportunity to intercede for the estimated 260 million believers around the world who are experiencing high to extreme forms of persecution due to their faith.

FEAST of St. Martin of Tours is celebrated on Thursday November 11th.  A Roman soldier who became the apostle of France, he is also the patron saint of soldiers and hoteliers.

DEATH of Brenda Moriarty, The Village, Moyvane, on November 5th, 2021, sister of the late Babs, Madeline, Chris and John. Survived  by her sister Phyllis, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.  Requiem Mass for Brenda being celebrated at 11 a.m., on Monday, in Moyvane Church, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

DEATH of Sr. Margarite (Dora) Windle, Sisters of Charity, Epsom, Surrey, and late of Leitrim East, Moyvane, on October 19th, 2021. Predeceased by her parents Paddy and Margaret, brothers Pat, Maurice and Tom. Survived by her sisters Sr. Marie (Convent of Mercy) and Kathleen, brothers Mike and Dick, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family and her Sister of Charity colleagues. Funeral will take place in Epsom on November 18th, with a Memorial Mass for Sr. Margarite being celebrated in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on November 20th at 7.30 p.m.

DEATH of Patrick Doody, Sluice Quater, Kilmorna, Listowel, on November 1st, 2021. Survived by his wife Elizabeth, daughter Nora, sons Humphrey, Patrick and Liam, grandchildren, great-granddaughter Khloe and her mum Erica, daughters-in-law Kay and Marie, son-in-law Daniel, brothers-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Patrick was laid to rest in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh.

DEATH on 2 November 2021 of Sr. Carmel O’Leary of Holy Cross Convent, Killarney, formerly of Gneeveguilla, Rathmore, at Our Lady Of Fatima Home, Oakpark, Tralee, sister of the late Sr. Teresa, John Joe, Margaret (Nash), Sr. Annunciata, Sr. Margaret Mary, Eithne, Cormac and Fr. Padraig. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by the Mercy Sisters and her family, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews, great-grandnieces, sisters-in-law Ena, cousin Maura O’Leary, relatives and many friends. Requiem Mass for Sr. Carmel was celebrated in the Cathedral Killarney, Interment afterwards in Aghadoe Lawn Cemetery.

DEATH Hannah Lane (née O’Gorman) – Moyreen, Ballyhahill and formerly of Tournafulla, on 2nd November 2021. Aunt of Mary Kennelly Knockanure.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Eymard O’Connor, Sr. M Ita O’Connor, Bett Histon, Christina Scanlon, Elizabeth O’Connor, Patsy Flynn, Peg Moloney, Sr. Eithne Finucane, Margaret Forde, Richard Cotter, Nuala O’Flaherty, Philomena McAuliffe, Helmuit Kostal, Ann Barry, Bridie Meade, Johnny Collins, Gus Cremin, Harold Sheahan, John Joe Barry, Fr. Peter Flannery CssR. Mass; Saturday 6th Nov.’21 at Moyvane for Private Intention at 7.30pm ; Sunday 7th Nov.’21  Knockanure  for Morgan Flaherty at 9.30am and Mass Moyvane 7th Nov.’21       People of the Parish at 11.00am;  Thursday 11th Nov.’21

Moyvane for Deceased members of the ICA at 10.00am and Mass on Friday 12th Nov.’21 in Knockanure a Private Intention at 10am and in evening at 7:30 pm, mass for John Joe Barry RIP

(1st Anniversary).

NO MASS on Monday 8th Nov.’21 , Tuesday 9th Nov.’21 and Wednesday 10th Nov.’21

GRAVEYARD Mass at Templeathea on Friday Nov 12th at 4pm and prayers at Templeathea graveyard on Sunday Nov 14th after 10.30am mass.

INDULGENCE: Plenary indulgence one can obtain for the souls in Purgatory by visiting a church or an oratory and reciting an Our Father and the Creed, can now also be done on any day in November.

Examples of prayers for homebound Catholics, prayer  include the rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, lauds or vespers of the Office for the Dead, or by performing a work of mercy by offering their pain to God.

DEATHS 2021 in locality;

COLLECTION:  St. Vincent De Paul collection: will take place at Masses on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th Nov.’21.   Trocaire Appeal for the East Africa Hunger Crisis, (In Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan) A collection is taking place in all parishes throughout Ireland this weekend Sunday Nov. 7th. The need is clearly urgent and great. Trocaire need our support to purchase essential food supplies. People can also put a donation in an envelope marked ‘Trocaire Hunger Appeal’ and drop it in to the parish office or bring it along the following Sunday.

ADORATION in Listowel Church takes place every Wednesday straight after 10.30am. Mass until 1.00 p.m.

SIAMSA Tire: are offering Adult Singing Workshops with the Irish National Opera on Thurs.18th Nov. from 7pm-9pm.  No singing experience needed. Contact or call 066-7123055.


BUS: The National Transport Authority is proposing an increase of about 25% in rural bus services, according to recent reports.

Deputy Michael Healy Rae has welcomed news from the Department of Health that the Northern Ireland Planned Healthcare Scheme which has been in operation all this year will remain until a new  statutory scheme is put in place.

POPE Francis on All Saints’ Day: True happiness is found by following Jesus

CONGRATULATIONS to the Moyvane team on their 2-10 to 1-05 win over Tarbert.

DEVELOPMENT PLAN:  Knockanure/Moyvane Area Profile: Brendan O’Caoimh, recently put together a profile of the Knockanure and Moyvane areas. Profile is to provide data that will help  to develop the 5-year development plan. Check out the video using this link: To download the slides, use this link:

See social media for details of further development meetings.

THANKS: Moyvane Development Association would like to thank all those people who came out and contributed to the community atmosphere for the festivities which took place on Sunday 24th October as part of the Village festival.  The Vintage Tractor and Car Run was a great success with 40 tractors and 20 cars taking part. It was a lovely to see people out and about enjoying themselves on a beautiful day.  Sunday also saw a very welcome return of the hugely popular Festival Fun Dog Show very generously sponsored by Betty and Jim Halpin of ‘Aughrim Mountain View Pet Hotel’.  Categories included the ‘waggiest tail’, ‘best costume’ and ‘cutest puppy’. Thanks also to Betty & Jim for judging on the day, no easy job. While rosettes were presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in eight categories, the winner of the overall cup on the day was ‘Teddy’ owned by Sean and Deborah Mahoney. The Kiddies Tractor Run also took place on Sunday in the Church Car Park and great fun was enjoyed by all.  All participants received medals for their efforts. The Fun Run/Walk scheduled for BH Monday was postponed and a new date will be announced soon. The Hunt was rescheduled to last Sunday October 31st. MDA would like to thank Fr Brendan and the Community Sports Hall Committee who kindly allowed us to use the two carparks on the day. Thanks to all who contributed to the bucket collection for local development activities and the Fuschia Dementia Centre in Listowel. Finally, we would like to thank all our sponsors of the Festival Weekend.  Your generosity helps fund our activities around the village throughout the year.

WORKSHOP: Moyvane & Knockanure Community Planning Survey and Workshop are holding the 2nd Community Development workshop on Tuesday 16th November at 8pm (sharp) in the Community Sports Hall. The workshop setting is very social, relaxed and is mostly about sharing ideas. There is no need to be worried about getting a job! These workshops are about building for our future in Moyvane & Knockanure so please come along and get involved. Any ideas are warmly welcomed. We are also encouraging as many as possible to complete a survey regarding future development which we have shared to different groups within the locality. Furthermore we encourage everyone to share this survey link with anyone who may not have received it. If anyone in our community or diaspora wants to receive it, it can be forwarded by emailing [email protected] messaging 087 6761353. Hopefully see as many as possible at the next meeting!

THANKS: Moyvane Development Association wishes to acknowledge receipt of the following grant allocations from KCC: €2,500 from the Community Support Fund, which was used to part fund the upgrade of the flower beds on Church Road and €1,000 from the Community Enhancement Programme which was used to purchase a mulcher lawn mower.

SHOEBOXES for children affected by poverty  in Eastern Europe  and Africa this Christmas. All people have to do is find an empty shoebox, wrap it in Christmas paper and fill it with gifts  for a boy or a girl aged between 2 and 14, give online or attach a €4 donation and bring it to a local drop off point  before November 8. People can also build a box online by donating at www.

MEETING: The Association of Irish Local Government held its November meeting at the River Island Hotel in Castleisland recently.  They represents over 960  elected members of local authorities around the country.

ST JOHN’S: CONCERT on Thursday 11th November @ 8pm, with Emma Langford, Limerick artist on stage as part of her Ireland Winter tour 2021. Friday 12th November @ 7pm, exhibition by Sian Costello. Sian is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Limerick city.

MUSIC: We’ve collected an archive of thousands of hours of Irish music recordings, a large print library and a growing collection of videos. You can get a sample of some of this material in the Music section of our website.

LISTOWEL PARISH PILGRIMAGE to Holy Land will take place next year 2022 from Saturday October. 29th to Saturday November 5th A short Meeting for those who have booked and those wishing to join will take place here in our church, on Monday 8th November at 7pm. All interested are welcome!

WASTE: European Week for Waste Reduction. European Week for Waste Reduction is the biggest campaign to raise awareness about waste prevention in Europe. This year, it will take place from 21 to 29 November. The 12th EWWR will focus on “invisible waste”, the large amount of waste generated during the manufacturing process.

METHANE: Minister McConalogue says that a reduction in the average age of slaughter from 27 months to 24 months would result in a one-eighth (12.5%) reduction in biogenic methane emissions. Comment, reducing age of slaughter, means feeding more imported cereals to speed up fattening.

GLASGO: national climate delegation in Glasgow, comprises members from a range of government departments, specialist agencies and entities, including Met Éireann, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. Comment, What interest have any of these specialists in the future of country people, as they themselves have already abandoned the countryside.

Recent comments from Dr. Marguerite Nyhan at University College Cork (UCC), who noted that around half of the world’s population lives in cities, with this figure set to increase to 70% by 2050; around two-thirds of Ireland’s population live in urban areas.

However, according to Fitzmaurice, Dr. Nyhan said that while cities only represent 3% of land cover globally, they account for 70% of global energy consumption and 75% of CO2 emissions.

DRIVING Licence renewal for over 70’s, must have a medical cert and thus putting more old people in danger, of picking up infection from clinics, are the government asleep at the wheel. Another matter they want to cut down on private car journeys, one solution is have local feeder cars available to take country people to bus stop or shop. At present, you must have a qualified taxi, times past a local could ferry his neighbours on necessary short trips, now they are banned.

COP26; Officials from around the world boarded over 400 private jets to attend the ongoing COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. According to an analysis by the Sunday Mail, the event will produce over 13,000 tonnes of CO2 pollution.

MABS: home mortgage arrears, Contact Mabs office at 0761072000.


GAA Book; ‘Kerry Game of My Life’ is a new publication from Hero Books written by Kerry’s Eye journalist David Byrne.  Details the best games of thirty Kerry GAA players. From the 1959 All-Ireland final between Kerry and Galway to the All-Ireland Club semi-final between Dr Crokes and Corofin.

WEATHER Report issued by Met Éireann,  Valentia Observatory recorded its wettest October since 2000, with 264.9mm, 150% of its Long Term Average. Weather forecasters always highlight unfavourable weather, discouraging many who listen to them to take an outdoor walk.

LIFEGUARDS administered first aid to 1,174 people, there were 26 rescues, rescue craft was used 37 times and 174 children were reported lost, report of lifeguards in Kerry, between June and September this year.

MUSIC at Castleisland Horse Fair;

ARTWORK: Siamsa Tíre is calling on artists to submit pieces for its upcoming Open Submission Exhibition, Make Your Mark.Submitted artworks must be fine art prints made using traditional print-making techniques such as woodcut, etching, engraving, lithography, and screen printing. The selected prints will be displayed in Siamsa Tíre’s round gallery and can either be exhibited for public sale or reserved not for sale. Submissions must be received by 5pm on November 8th.

More details (

SING Ireland has partnered with PhoenixRize Consulting to provide free training for the singing sector in relation to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity. The key focus of the training/consulting is to support groups to reflect on how they work as they embark on the journey to embedding equality, diversity, and inclusion in all its processes, activities and procedures. All training will take place online via Zoom. More details (

Applications are now open for voice types to apply for the 2022 Irish Youth Training Choir Season for ages 14-17. More details (

BRIGHT SPARKS: Rethink Ireland and, the philanthropic arm of Google, are seeking bright sparks from around the country to lead rural Ireland’s recovery as we emerge from Covid-19. provided a $500,000 (430,000 EUR) grant to Rethink Ireland to establish the €600,000 Rural Recovery Fund, which is also supported by the Government of Ireland via the Dormant Accounts Fund. The fund will be awarded to five organisations that support education, job readiness and training programmes for people living in rural areas, with a particular focus on minority and under-served communities.



TG4; 10/11 at 21.30, A year-long look at one of Ireland’s most fascinating and unique eco-systems – Dublin Bay. The bay is home to an unfathomable number of birds, mammals, sea creatures, flora and also 1.5 million Dubliners; 14/11 at 16:50, The Irish Senior Women’s team will take on the Czech Republic in the Eurobasket 2023 qualifier. Live from the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. And on the 28th November the Irish Senior Men’s team will take on Austria in their Eurobasket 2023 qualifier, at 16:50.

AFRICA: People of Kenya’s Marsabit Diocese are in urgent need of food and water following a protracted drought in the area covered by the Catholic Diocese.

Women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are dying in large numbers from cervical cancer for lack of early detection of a virus

Old Church Moyvane remembered

PLANS January/February 2021, to relocate chemotherapy services from UHK to the Bon Secours,  in Tralee on a temporary basis, still waiting for implementation.

UK the Government has secured 480,000 courses of molnupiravir after promising trial results in reducing side effects of C19.

SURVEY: The National Suicide Research Foundation and Healing Untold Grief Groups have launched the first national study of adults bereaved or affected by suicide in Ireland.  You can find out more and access the survey by visiting

HANDEL’S MESSIAH: Dublin Bach Singers, Sharon Lyons-Soprano, Leanne Fitzgerald—Alto, Conor Prendiville—Tenor, Rory Dunne– Bass, Marlborough  Baroque,  Thérése  Timoney,-  Leader  and  conducted  by Blánaid Murphy performing in St. Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday the 11th of December @ 8pm. Tickets €25 each, available, at the Killarney Parish Office 087 6077344.

BOOK: Looking Ahead with Hope’ is a collection of short pieces written by Eddie Gilmore over a three-year period in the course of his work as CEO for the London-based Irish Chaplaincy. The book is a weaving together of visits to such places as prisons, care homes and monasteries with travels further afield: pilgrimage on the Camino in Spain, walking retreats in the French Alps, and meetings and events in Ireland.

The author finds joy and meaning whilst playing guitar to a large gathering of people in an Alpine cave, or to a group of Travellers in a prison; but equally whilst sitting on a bench at the bottom of the garden drinking a cup of tea and watching the sunset, and in the many small and hidden moments of encounter or discovery. There are stories of wonder, reflections on faith and on the human condition, and a frequent refrain of gratitude, and of hope.

The final chapters are written against the backdrop of the huge impacts to our lives of the coronavirus and the resulting uncertainty but it ends with a surprising and simple, and yes hopeful, conclusion.

The Book is released on October 29th and can be ordered directly from the publisher, DLT:

Or from any bookshop (ISBN: 978-1-913657-42-0)


FÉILTE (the Festival of Education in Learning and Teaching Excellence) was online, welcoming over 3,000 teachers and members of the public on Saturday, 2nd October.

PAPERS: New York NY Irish American Advocate 1916-1918 – 0384.pdf

Oct 14 1916

NORTH KERRY As regards the question of employment it must be stated that, as a whole, there is no lack in the rural district of the Listowel Union—a fact which may he attributed to the large number of the young men of the country who joined the army since the outbreak of the war and went to Great Britain to work in the munitions factories; but there is no doubt, what-ever, there is a keenly felt want of employment in Listowel town, both for labourers and artisans, more particularly those connected with the building trades. Equally so there is no doubt that there is a great pressure on those classes owing to the enormous Increase in the prices of food. Milk, which was sold In the summer months at 8d per gallon, has, since the first of September, been raised to Is per gallon, an increase which will be very greatly felt by the poorer members of the community, while butter, at Is 6d wholesale, and Is 8d retail, is altogether beyond their purchasing powers. Another thing that operates against householders in the town is the rate, which is generally about twice as high as in the rural district. Then, in making a comparison between pre-war and present day prices, we have it that butter is nearly twice what it was: meat from 50 to 80 per cent dearer, for instance, American bacon, which in pre-war times sold at 6d and 7d per lb, is now purchasable at Is and 1s Id per lb., while beef and mutton are but very sparsely used by the general run of the community. ———————————-

Limerick; At present there is no dearth of employment In Abbeyfeale, Athea. Templeglantine and adjoining district, and in some instances farmers have raised the usual weekly wage a little to assist in meeting the extra price of the ordinary necessaries of life. Labourers with large young families are the only-class strained to unite ends, as others are enabled to send their children from the ages of 10 or 12 into service to the famers, and so assist their parent.–, to tide over the periods of unemployment usually December, January and February. Servants who contract with farmers for 9 or 10 months’ service usually receive from 6s. to 8s. 6d. weekly, together with, board and lodgings.




IRISH Abroad; Have you ever heard of the Limerick man who became Prime Minister of Spain? Or how about the Cork woman who saved over 400 children from concentration camps in the boot of her car? Or have you heard about the Dublin man who started a revolution in Burma?

If you answered “no” to any of these questions then this is the podcast for you!


Ms Walinga said that among her roles as a CHV is training pregnant women and new mothers on nurturing care for early childhood development.


She said the main objective of the nurturing care project is to ensure children in the county survive, thrive, and develop to their maximum potential when they are between zero and three years.


“We teach them how to communicate with their babies when they are still in the womb and also how to talk and play with them after birth for the first three years. This is important for brain development,” she said.



‘Clear Danger’


John Klink, who was a Holy See negotiator at the Environmental Summit in Rio in 1992 and played a key role in the Church’s pro-life battles at other major U.N. discussions in the 1990s, told the Register Oct. 25 he sees a “clear danger” that billions of dollars committed to the Green Climate Fund — a U.N. body aimed at financing developing nations to adapt to, and counter, climate change — “will be funneled to abortion providers.”


He also pointed out that the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) is linking programs to reduce the impact of climate change on Africa with universal access to abortion and contraception under the guise of “reproductive health.”


The U.N. agency says its aim is to build “climate resilience” — “the latest nomenclature to be used by an ever-voracious UNFPA and its pro-abortion allies to access international governmental and U.N. swill,” Klink said.


Stefano Gennarini, vice president for legal studies at the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam), an organization lobbying the U.N. on pro-life issues, noted “a resurgence of population control internationally in recent years,” including after the 2015 Paris Agreement. “Many Catholics, especially those who work on the development and climate policy, remain unaware or not sufficiently concerned about this,” he told the Register. “It would be helpful if the Holy See were to often repeat Pope Francis’ concern with population control in Laudato Si.”


The Holy Father warned in his 2015 environment encyclical against “blaming population growth” for environmental damage “instead of extreme and selective consumerism on the part of some,” saying it is “one way of refusing to face the issues.”



BOGS: Value of Irish peatlands to be highlighted at COP26



LNG: The petitions, along with numerous submissions on the plan, were posted and hand delivered to An Bord Pleanála by the close of deadline for observations on the fresh LNG plans currently before it. It is to decide on the planning by March 7 next.



C19; As the second year of the coronavirus pandemic rolls on, many, particularly in the comparatively well-vaccinated US and Europe, have become inured to coronavirus statistics and record-breaking case totals. The internet appeals across India not only demonstrate the severity of the crisis, but also personalize it by focusing on an individual person’s struggle for assistance — a powerful reminder that coronavirus is as present as ever, and just as deadly, in 2021.

LIMERICK Nov 3; THE CEO of the UL Hospitals Group said that more than 100 members of staff are currently out of work due to Covid-19. Colette Cowan said 66 people are on leave, in addition to the 38 vulnerable workers who are also absent.

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