Knockanuare Notes -8th October 2022

HEART DAY: Sunday 16th Oct. “Restart A Heart Day.” Simple CPR & AED session, informal, free & for all ages. Moyvane Community Sports Hall. 11.30am-1.30pm. Come along, bring your friends & family. Just have a go!

ROSARY: Coastal Rosary Sun. Oct. 9th, Ballybunion Beach at2.30pm.

THANKS: The Parents Council of Murhur NS would like to thank all those who contributed to recent Church Gate Collection. Total Amount Raised €623.10. All funds raised will be put towards school resources.

PARISH: Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm; Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am; First Holy Communion ceremonies will take place in Moyvane on Sat. 29th April at 11.00am and in Knockanure on Sat. 13th May at 11.00am. Parish Office: Weds. 10.00am-12.00noon, Thurs. & Fri. 10.00am-1.00pm. Presbytery/Office: 068 49308.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results for Tuesday September 27th, Jackpot was €5,900. Numbers Drawn: 4, 13, 16, and 29. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Emily Sholtz, Kingdom Bar; 2. John Barry, Knockanure; 3. Kathleen O Shea, Newcastle West; 4. Marguerite Woods, Knockanure, and 5. Sean and Orlaith Harley, c/o John Barry. Draw will be on Tuesday 4th in the clubhouse and Jackpot will be €6,000. Lotto Results from Tuesday October 4th Jackpot was €6,000. Numbers Drawn: 2, 9, 11, and 28. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Andrew Rogan, Lissaniska; 2. Tony Fennell, Tarbert; 3. Mary Sweeney, Chipper Moyvane; 4. Tady Finucane, Knockanure, and 5. Mary Byrne, c/o Ploughman

Next draw on next Tuesday 11th in the clubhouse and Jackpot will be €6,100. All are welcome.

SYMPATHY: Scoil Chorp chriost, at a recent Board of Management the following votes of sympathy was passed, The Higgins Family Kilmorna on the death of Christopher, and The Flavin Family Bunaghara on the death of Michael.

ANNIVERSARIES: Carmel O’Sullivan, Anne O’Mahony, John Cahill, Mary Hickey, Pauline Quinn, Sr. Martina Relihan, Elizabeth Mary Kennelly, Michael Finucane, Brother Michael McAuliffe, Fr. Hallie Ashe.  MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.8th Oct.’22 Moyvane for Mary Ellen Flaherty (Aniv.) Keylod at 7.30pm; Sun.9th Oct.’22 Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Joe O’Connor (Aniv.), Kilbaha and Deceased members of the O’Connor & Foley Families at 11.00am; Mon.10th Oct.’22       No Mass in Church; Tues.11th Oct.’22 Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Weds.12th Oct.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am;Thurs.13th Oct.’22 Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.14th Oct.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.15th Oct.’22 Moyvane for Ned & Mary Ellen Stack (Aniv.) & Deceased members of the Stack Family, Ned Scanlon (Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.16th Oct.’22 Knockanure for Liam Sexton (Aniv.) Knockanure at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Brid Flavin RIP, Recently Deceased at 11.00am.

RAMBLING HOUSE 13TH Oct. – 8.30 pm. Kerry Writers Museum with; Gabriel Fitzmaurice a poet, broadcaster, writer, translator, singer and raconteur. He has been called “poetry’s answer to John B Keane” (Books Ireland) and his poems have been described as “comparable to Burns for their insight and lyricism” (The Irish Times). Mickey McConnell is the youngest member of a musical family from Bellanaleck, Co. Fermanagh. He spent most of his working life as a journalist in Dublin with the Irish Press Group and The Irish Times. Despite the fact that he has been writing songs all his life – Only Our Rivers Run Free’ was written in 1965 – it was only when he moved to Kerry about 30 years ago that he seriously devoted himself to his music.

READINGS: The Fourth in a series of Readings, Tarbert Writers and Friends,  will feature Dan O’Connor, Dr Declan Downey and Kevin Hurley and will take place on Sunday October 9 at 5pm in the Bridewell. Patrick Lynch will present for Kevin Hurley and will focus on his novel ‘September will tell’. For further information please contact organiser Priscilla Donovan at 087 / 7605551.

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.

YOUTH: World Youth Day 31st July – 7th August 2023 Lisbon, Portugal. For more information, contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or [email protected]

PLOUGHING Match on October 8th  at Causeway on the lands of Sean Egan, Ardagh, starting at 11:30am.

FR. SEÁN JONES who has recently been appointed to Killarney Parish, a social evening will be held for him in St. John’s Parish Centre on Friday 14th October at 7.30pm.

FAIR in Athea on Nov. 5th.

FREE: Musical, dance and poetry performances at the Desmond Castle in Newcastle West  each Sunday evening at 6pm during the month of October, For more phone 069-77408.

GARY MCMAHON; The Gary McMahon Singing Weekend will take place in Abbeyfeale from October 14 -16.

RAMBLING House at Knockanure on Thursday 6th Oct, was a great night of music, song, storytelling and dance, looking forward to next month’s session. Video link  Filename Rambling House Knockanure October 2022

CANCER: Breast Cancer Awareness month, Recovery Haven Kerry (cancer support house) would like to invite you, your families, and friends to join them for a cuppa at their outreach service at the Day Care Centre, Killorglin 20th Oct. from 10.00am-1pm. Come along and learn about free services.

HAIL Holy Queen Conference 2022 is live on Radio Maria Ireland from 2pm Sat. 15th Oct. Radio Maria Ireland can be listened to by downloading the Radio Maria Ireland APP, Saorview Channel 210 or listen live at (01)4373277.

INFANT Loss; A Service of Remembrance will be held by Cork University Maternity Hospital on Friday 14th October 2022 at 7.30pm In the Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, Cork All who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss are welcome to attend.

MISSION: St. Patrick’s Missionary Society would like to thank the people of the parish for their generous response to their recent Mission Appeal.  They are very grateful and will remember you in their Masses and prayers.

Diocesan Vacancies.  The Diocese of Kerry invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the following positions on the Diocesan Pastoral Team: 1. The role of Diocesan Advisor for Primary Religious Education, and 2. The role of Diocesan Pastoral Development Worker. Closing Date for applications is 21st Oct.’22. For further information, check out

World Mission Sunday Collection Oct. 22nd& 23rd is the Holy Father’s annual appeal to support Missionaries. Your generosity means that Missionaries can continue to share the love of God with some of the world’s most marginalised and vulnerable people.

Celebrate Mission Month, join us in the Mission Month Webinar 2022 on Thurs 20th Oct. at 7.00pm with key speaker Fr. Liam O’Callaghan SSC, a Columban priest who has spent most of his missionary life in Pakistan. To register for the webinar, go to

ROSARY on Main Street, Killarney this year will occur on October 13th to remind us of Our Lady’s final visit to Fatima in 1917. As this is also the month of the Holy Rosary it would be a wonderful gift to Our Blessed Mother if you can come on Thursday 13th October to the Main Street in Killarney to say our Chaplet and Rosary at 3 p.m.

DUAGH: Just like the other rural churches in our local parishes, it has been decided in consultation with the Parish Pastoral Council, that as from the First Sunday in Advent (November 26th/27th) that each church would have one weekend mass. November 19th will be the final Saturday Vigil Mass.

St Brigid’s Church 11.30am each Sunday morning and Sacred Heart Church, Lyreacrompane 10.00 a.m.

FEAST of St. John Henry Newman is on Sun. 9th Oct. He was the first rector of the Catholic University in Dublin (1854-1858). Feast of St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) is on Sat. 15th Oct. A Spanish Carmelite sister who wrote on prayer and the spiritual life. Patron saint of lace makers.

FESTIVAL: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn School Friday 28th – Monday 31st October. A festival celebrating Irish culture and diaspora with a focus on Bruff’s connection with the Kennedy family and in particular, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy.

INTERNATIONAL students from 44 different nations are attending the Technological University of the Shannon, according to news report. Countries include,  Austria, Bolivia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, India, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Rwanda, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Turkey, UAE, Uganda, Ukraine, USA and Zimbabwe.

STUDENTS: Hundreds of students were at a house party which involved an outdoor DJ. Gardaí attended the house party in College Court, Limerick on Tuesday, September 27 ‘22, and asked them to disperse.

TUSLA: the Child and Family Agency, are currently recruiting new foster carers. Contact 066-7184513.

FUNDING for Kerry ETB of €8,696,719 to invest in further education centres in Tralee and Listowel announced.

Minister Harris said in Tralee recently “The development of MTU will prove to be transformative for the South West Region. We now have the vision for the next five years. With the support of my Department and additional investment, MTU can be a TU with a global reach.”

BUS to Cork Colleges on Sunday evening, contact 086 8630 511.

PLANTS: You can download on your smartphone, just take a photo of the plant and it will identify what it is and a name, it’s called is free.

ANAM CARA KERRY:  is holding its monthly parent evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday 11th October at 7:15pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee.

MUSIC: Tralee Musical Society present That’s Entertainment 11-15 October 8pm – their first show since 2019. Phone Siamsa Tire on 066 7123055 to book tickets. Cultúr, Fri 28th October at 8pm. Join the National Folk Theatre Choir and friends for a night of music, song and dance.

CHRISTMAS CHORAL CONCERT: with Kerry Choral Union will take place at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Wednesday 14th December at 7.30pm., hosted by Coláiste na Ríochta.

ARTS: : The Board of Listowel Writers’ Week wishes to engage the services of a programme curator, on a contract for services basis, to devise a literary programme of quality, ambition, and diversity for our 2023 festival which takes place from 31.05.2023- 04.06.2023. The deadline for receipt of proposals is 5 pm on Monday, October 10th 2022.

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The Patrick O’ Keeffe Traditional Music Festival are seeking applications from musicians aged 16-25 for their Young Musician Award.

To apply send a video in which you introduce yourself, talk about your musical influences and play two tunes, with at least one of the sets to be associated with the music of Sliabh Luachra.

The winners (one male and one female) will be chosen by an independent panel of musicians. The winners will be invited to choose a musical hero of theirs from the Sliabh Luachra tradition. They will then be assigned this person as a tutor, and they will meet up 2-3 times before the festival. The winner and their chosen tutor will then perform in the showpiece Saturday night Sliabh Luachra 30th Anniversary Concert at the festival on 29th October in Castleisland.

Send your video to via WeTransfer. Put your name and ‘Young Musician Award’ in the Subject line. Any videos submitted by under 18’s must be submitted by the child’s parent/guardian. Closing date: 16th October


Arts organisations, artists, and groups working within the arts can apply for funding. Discover what funding is available then register for online services to submit an application.

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ARDFERT Woman; Ailbhe’s website which has all her artwork on it.

SIAMSA Tire; Home is Where the Heart Is’ is being launched at 6pm Thursday, October 13th, will run until December 31st, free and open to everyone, features art by Margaret Anne Suggs.

APPARITION: The picture of Padre Pio was ablaze in light according to Nelly Cosgrave and Mary Tynan who were at St Saviour’s Church in Limerick city on Friday, September 23 2022 for a Mass to mark the 54th anniversary of St Pio’s death. Everyone else seemed to be oblivious to what was going on.

FARMING: Fodder Support Scheme which will pay farmers up to €1,000 to save hay and fodder in 2023. €8 million grant aid scheme to support the spreading of lime. The government on  October 4th approved Ireland’s Common Agricultural Policy Strategic Plan worth almost €10 billion. The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine says, the prohibited period for slurry spreading commences October 8. Many strings attached to farm subsidies has forced many to leave farming.

Over 4,500 farm accidents are reported per year.

SOUTHDOC Tel: 1850 335 999 or visit

TeenTxt-Text: TEEN to 50101.

What is Neighbourhood Watch? Neighbourhood Watch is a crime prevention and community safety programme for urban areas. It operates as a partnership between An Garda Síochána and the public. It works on the basis that every member of a community can help to improve the quality of life in the area by keeping a look out for neighbours and reporting suspicious activities to the Gardaí.

RALLY; Banna Beach Resort Kerry Winter Rally Pit Stop in the Brandon Car Park, Tralee on Sunday, October 30. Kerry Motor Club is celebrating 50 years this year.

RACE: the JT McNamara Ladbrokes Munster National on Sunday, October 23 will mark the 21st anniversary of the official opening of Limerick Racecourse at Patrickswell.

SPORTS: Recent picture of local man Con O’Keeffe at Listowel races reminded us of his sports days, he won five BLE County Titles in the High Jump and numerous other trophies and medals over fifty years ago.

FILM: Dingle International Film Festival from 11th to 13th of Nov.

COSMETICS: The $400 billion-and-growing global cosmetics and beauty industry’s environmental impact stretches from the sourcing of raw materials to production, distribution, and waste generated by end consumers. Cosmetics affect more than the local landfills left with mountains of single-use plastics—they also affect our oceans, our air quality, and the ecosystems that have provided for flora and fauna for thousands of years.

GOAL Jersey Day takes place on, October 14 and school students, employees and members of organisations are being encouraged to wear their favourite county, club, country or provincial team jersey to raise funds for GOAL’s lifesaving work.

TG4 – 27/10 at 21:30: Hector Ó hEochagáin returns to his travels after 18 months grounded. The adventurer, banter-er and mischief maker in chief is primed for another set of epic adventures as he takes on an amazing trip from the Balkans of Eastern Europe to the Baltics of the North. Hector takes us on a journey of 3000km beginning in Istanbul in Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Poland and Lithuania before finally ending up in Riga, Latvia. MORE- Doireann Ní Ghlacáin heads off with her fiddle on her back, to find out what is happening at the heart of the traditional Irish music scene in four different areas around Ireland. We’ve been told for years that west Clare, Sliabh Luachra and Donegal are where it’s at in terms of trad, but is that still the case? Doireann delves into the music scene in less recognized areas, musically speaking, to see who is playing, what they are playing and where the craic is at. She heads to Dundalk, west Limerick and north Clare, but first she checks out what’s on her own doorstep, in Dublin’s North side. Begins on 23/10 at 21:30.

POPE: Marking more than 100 years of helping seafarers around the world, Pope Francis has recognized the role of Stella Maris, the Apostleship of the Sea.

NEW YORK: According to the NYPD, major crimes in the Financial District are up 50 percent this year compared to the rest of the city, where it’s up 33 percent.

SEA FOOD: October is National Seafood Month in USA. Seafood is a huge part of our food industry and culture in the U.S., and over 40% of the world’s population relies on fish for their livelihood.–2BFi8UuvG9u8KHysSbE-4xenBzxXsZVTale5Lq0laZpVsSh9dNTgXkwJJCxQVixdJ5puKzk0ffjxWzpfxXgt9Nomydw&utm_content=228204734&utm_source=hs_email


ENERGY: Germany’s government announced its second multibillion-euro nationalization of an energy company in a week recently according to news.

POWER: ESB Networks, almost 11,000 customers have been impacted faults on a Sunday night recently in Clare and Limerick.


WELL: St. Michael’s Well:  Thursday, 29th September 2022 marked the celebration of Saint Michael’s Day at Holy Well in Lixnaw, the mid-day Mass, celebrated by Fr. Tom Kearney, Ballyhennessy & Dublin, also attended by school children and teachers.  Patrons visited all day to the evening celebration at 7.30pm.  Proceedings with Rosary by Paul Lenihan & Terry Brosnan.  This Mass celebrated by Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch, assisted by choir – Sister Evelyn, Sister Dorothy and Ladies.  Thanks to Mary for altar requisites, to McElligott’s Sound, the Ladies Committee who provided refreshments all day.

LOCAL History; Francis Xavier (FX) Martin (1922-2000) was born in Ballylongford on 2nd of October 1922. He was of a family of five sons and five daughters of Conor Martin and Katherine Fitzmaurice, who has close relationship with Moyvane. There were four priests in family.


John (Jack) CRONIN was born on 21 Dec 1896. He died on 6 Nov 1973.

Patrick (Pat) Leo CRONIN was born on 13 Dec 1897 in Irremore, Listowel, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 15 Dec 1897 in Lixnaw, Co. Kerry. He died on 16 Feb 1970 in Los Angeles. He was buried on 19 Feb 1970 in Los Angeles National Cemetery.

Pat attended St. Michael’s College, Listowel prior to studying philosophy at St. Patrick’s College, Carlow. In 1919 he went to the United States where he studied at Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis, and was ordained on 11 June 1922 in Lincoln, Kansas. During World War II he served as a chaplain in Europe for the U.S. Army and attained the rank of colonel. According to an article in the Kerryman newspaper of 23 September 1961 on the dedication of the new Church of Our Lady of Fatima and St. Senan in Irremore, Pat donated a Rosary window to the new church in memory of his granduncle, Bishop John Cunningham of Concordia, Kansas. Pat was living in Los Angeles at the time of his death.

(Note Bishop Cunningham, used visit his cousins in Kilbaha)


Edward/Edmond (Ned) STACK [Parents] was born on 17 Feb 1886 in Ballygoughlin, Glin, Co. Limerick. He died on 8 Dec 1939. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Edward/Edmond married Josephine (Ciss) RUDDLE on 30 Jul 1921.

Josephine (Ciss) RUDDLE [Parents] was born in Glin, Co. Limerick. She died on 8 Dec 1931. She was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Josephine married Edward/Edmond (Ned) STACK on 30 Jul 1921.  Ned and Ciss ran the Stack family farm in Ballygoughlan, Glin. They had the following children. Irene (Sr. Irene) STACK was born in 1923 in probably Ballygoughlan, Glin, Co. Limerick. She died on 5 Feb 2011 in Tralee, Co. Kerry. Irene, a Mercy sister at Balloonagh Convent in Tralee, attended school at the Mercy Covent, Moyderwell, Tralee before entering the convent.


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1967 a – 0495.pdf

May 1967

Three priests and two nuns of the same family all serving in Africa, of whom Holy Ghost Father, Michael Colbert Woulfe, who will offer the Mass is one of those priests from Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa, He is In this country by order of Arch-bishop John T. McCarthy (Co. Clare) to raise $300,000 to build a mission high school and seminary for 200 African boys.

When it is recalled that Father Woulfe’s uncle, Cornelius Colbert, one of the youngest leaders who gave his life on the altar of patriotism in the 1916 Rebellion that Ireland might be free, consistently the next generation animated by a higher ideal, serves the poor, the lowly.

Father Woulfe was born In Abbeyfeale, County Limerick. His brother Father Richard, serves with him in Kenya, while his other brother, Cornelius, is in Nigeria, Sister Agatha, In the educational field, is stationed in Nigeria, and Sister Ide administers a hospital in Ghana,

William Geary is chairman of arrangements


A 28-year-old Kerry fanner, Sean Ahern. of Leitrim Middle. Moyvane, won the Limerick area final of the John McCormack £500 Golden Voice Contest in the City Theatre. Limerick.


DEATH MULLIGAN-Julia (nee Brodrick). Native of Ballylongford County, Kerry, Ireland.

Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Loving mother of Bridget,. Helen and Catherine


SCANLON—Michael – J . of Newtownsandes County Kerry, Ireland. On May 7, 1967.

Husband of  Mary (nee Moroney) ?. Brother of Thomas, John, Dennis and Timothy in lreland, Josephine, Bridget and Mora in Ireland.


CLOTHES were once used until they fell apart — repaired and patched to be re-used, ending their lives as dishcloths and oil rags. Not today. In high-income countries in particular, clothing, footwear and upholstered furniture are increasingly frequently bought, discarded and replaced with new fashions, which are themselves soon discarded and replaced.


The proof is there in the data. In 1995, the textiles industry produced 7.6 kilograms of fibre per person on the planet. By 2018, this had nearly doubled to 13.8 kilograms per person — during which time the world’s population also increased, from 5.7 billion to 7.6 billion people. More than 60 million tonnes of clothing is now bought every year, a figure that is expected to rise still further, to around 100 million tonnes, by 2030. Take water. The fashion industry, one of the world’s largest users of water, consumes anywhere from 20 trillion to 200 trillion litres every year.



GAS Leak: Andrew Baxter, once an engineer in the oil and gas industry. Andrew Baxter estimated that 115,000 tonnes of methane had probably been released during the initial sudden pressure drop in Nord Stream 2, on the basis of the pipe’s dimensions and the water temperature. Per unit mass, methane has a much more potent greenhouse effect than carbon dioxide — particularly in the short term. Baxter says the overall impact of this leak is equivalent to the annual carbon emissions from two million cars.



AWARD: TWO Tralee swimmers will be inducted into the Ireland Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2022 next month. Elaine Burrows Dillane was the second female and sixth swimmer overall to complete the Original Triple Crown: North Channel 34.5 km (2021), English Channel 33 km (2019) and Bristol Channel 27km (2022).

She was the first female swimmer and second swimmer to complete the Irish Triple Crown: North Channel, Fastnet to Baltimore 19.1 km (2020) and Galway Bay 10 km (2021).

She is also only the second female swimmer from Ireland complete both the North and English Channels – and with the fastest times (as of 9-2022): 14 hours 54 minutes and 30 seconds and 12 hours 45 minutes. Also- Kevin Williams has dedicated over 15 years to the advancement of swimming in Tralee and since 2011 led open water swimming.



COP27 will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from November 6th to 18th 2022.

Africa is responsible for only 4% of global emissions in 2022, in comparison to 32.4% for China and 12.6% for the United States, while the richer G20 countries are responsible for 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions.



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UKRAINE: the United States has committed approx $16.9 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since January 2021, according to the U.S. Defence Department. “Since 2014, the United States has committed about $19 billion in security assistance to Ukraine.

U.S. gross national debt up to $31 trillion.

The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine reported recently that four ships loaded with 121,000t of wheat were sent to Ethiopia, Yemen and Afghanistan under the United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP). A fifth vessel is due to arrive in Chornomorsk port and be loaded with 30,000t of wheat for Somalia shortly.


Canada Housing; According to the Department of National Defence, approximately 4,500 members of the Canadian Armed Forces were awaiting a decision from the Canadian Forces Housing Agency as of July.



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