Knockanuare notes-April 10th 2022

CONGRATULATIONS to the boys and Girls from the parish who received their confirmation on Wednesday 6th last. Fr. Declan assisted by local priests conducted the ceremony. Thanks for all who prepared for the big day. It will be one of the days that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

We should be thankful that we have freedom , and never lose sight of the privilege we have.

Great to hear the ceremony on radio, as restrictions on church numbers are still in place.

BEST Wishes also to the Lartigue Theatre group who presented their 50th anniversary play, Sive at St John’s. Very few are left from their opening night 50 years ago, in their then 50 seated theatre.

BADMINTON; The Timmy Noonan/John McGrath Badminton tournament in Moyvane Community Centre Sunday April 10.

PARISH: Presbytery/Office: 068 49308, Fr. Brendan 087-9601549. Parish Office Hours: Weds. 10.00am-12.00pm, Thurs. 10.00am-1.00pm, and Fri. 10.00am-1.00pm.

EASTER SCHEDULE: Palm Sunday 10th April – 9.30am Blessing of Palms & Procession and at 11.00am Blessing of Palms & Procession Moyvane; Holy Thursday 14th April, Mass of the Lord’s Supper 8.00pm Moyvane, Altar of Repose till 12.00; Good Friday 15th April- 3.00pm Liturgy, Moyvane, and Stations of the Cross, Knockanure 7.30pm led by Parishioners; Holy Saturday – 9.00pm Service, and

Easter Sunday- 9.30am Knockanure, and 11.00am Moyvane. Confessions: Good Friday, Moyvane 5.00pm to 6.00pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. immediately after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.

PADRE Pio April Devotions at Castleisland on Tuesday 19th April 7.30pm, Broadcast live without a congregation.

DEATH of  Noreen Nolan (née O’Brien), Murhur, Moyvane and late of Trieneragh, Duagh on April 4th, 2022. Survived by her husband P.J, son John and his partner Tara, daughter Eileen and her husband John Horan, grandchildren L.J and Dawn, and extended family.

Requiem Mass at the  Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on Thursday 7th for Noreen, was followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

DEATH of Fr. Eamonn Breslin C.Ss.R. (Redemptorists, Limerick and late of Listowel) April 3rd 2022.

Predeceased by his parents, John E. and Frances, and by his brother, Michael. Mourned by his Redemptorist Community, his sisters Sr. Renee and Pat (White), his nieces Karen, Louise and Michelle, his nephew John, his cousin Eamonn, grandnieces and grandnephews, relatives and friends in Ireland and Luxembourg.

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora Enright, Mary Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Fr. Tom Hickey, Christy O’Connell, Imelda Collins, David Parrish, John Joe Brosnan, John Joe Mulvihill, Maureen Moloney, Joe O’Carroll, Tomas V Breslin, Fr. John Lucid, Teresa Kennelly, Sr. Bridget Windle.

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 9th April- Moyvane for James & Bridget Beaton (Anniv.) Ahalahana at 7.30pm; Sun. 10th April- Knockanure Palm Sunday at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Mairead Sheehan nee Carr, Formerly Ballygoughlin & U.K. at 11.00am; Mon. 11th Apr.’22         No Mass in Church; Tues. 12th Apr’22- Moyvane a                 Private Intention at 10.00am; Wed. 13th. Apr’22 Knockanure a Private Intention at  10.00am; Thurs. 14th Apr.’22- Moyvane- Holy Thursday-8.00pm and Altar of Repose till 12.00; Fri.15th Apr.’22- Moyvane- Good Friday at 3.00pm, and Knockanure, the Stations of The Cross at 7.30pm; Sat. 16th Apr.’22- Moyvane for Holy Saturday- mass for Micheal “Mike” Greaney at 9.00pm; Sun.17th Apr.’22 – Knockanure-Easter Sunday for Pat O’Carroll (Anniv.) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for John Shanahan & his father Patrick, Deceased members of Shanahan & Egan Families at 11.00am.

CONFESSIONS on Monday night, April 11th at 8.00 p.m. in Listowel Church with a number of priests’ present. All are welcome.

GOOD Friday pageant on The Passion of Christ will be staged in St John the Baptist Church, Tralee, after a three-year break, about 40 people involved, Good Friday Ceremony will commence at 3pm on April 15. Fr. Pat Ahern, began the Pageant over 20 years ago.

Good Friday Reflection 3pm on Radio Kerry, 15Apr. Brendan Kennelly poems with Caoineadh na dtrí Muire, Fuaimlaoi, At the End of the Sky – A reflective piece this Good Friday.

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has asked several families to write the prayers and meditations for his Stations of the Cross service at Rome’s Colosseum on Good Friday.


GAA Knockanure Lotto Results from Tuesday April 5th– Jackpot €3,400. Numbers Drawn: 8, 23, 25, and 31, No winner. Lucky Dips of €25 went to: 1. Mary G. Buckley, Knockanure; 2. Mary Horgan, Kilmorna; 3. Joe Weir, Abbeyfeale; 4. Helen Corridan, c/o T. Collins, and 5. Louis Donovan, Glin Rd, Moyvane. Next draw is on April 12th in the clubhouse. All are welcome. The Jackpot will be €3,500.

SINGING CLUB at Philip Enrights’ Ramble Inn on Friday, April 29 for the Fleadh by the Feale and then the regular monthly club will take place on Friday, May 6 at 8pm.

WORKSHOP: A Voice Coaching workshop will be held on  23 April from 11 am to 1.30 pm at the Seanchaí in Listowel, Priscilla Donovan will have her voice coaching workshop, contact John to register at 087-6257705

MAURICE WALSH talk on zoom, Thursday April 14th at 7.30 pm, contact [email protected] for the link.

SIVE: The Lartigue Theatre Company new production of John B. Keane’s Sive at St. John’s from April 7-12.

WALK in aid of Kerry Hospice will take place on Good Friday 15 April. The Walk will begin at Tarbert Comprehensive School at 10.30am and proceed to Tarbert Island. Ballybunion Good Friday walk at 11am at the Garda Barracks and will continue to the Cashen Car Park.

Darkness into Light Walk on the morning of May 7th will begin at Tarbert Comprehensive School at 4.15 am and proceed to Tarbert Island and returning back to Tarbert Comprehensive School to finish, register online on

Saturday 16th April – a Coffee Morning / Evening in the Tarbert Community Centre from 10am to 1pm & after the Evening Mass.  All in aid of Darkness in Light – Tarbert.

COURSE: Recovery Haven Kerry will host a free online course for those supporting a loved one with cancer, Tues. Apr. 26th, run weekly, via Zoom from 10.30am to 1pm. 2 1/2hours, one day a week, for six weeks.

DIOCESAN CHRISM MASS It is hoped to have the usual Chrism Mass during Holy Week on Tuesday evening April 12th in the Cathedral Killarney at 7.00 p.m.

KNOCK: Escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine and Mayo, 25th April. Return bus (various pickups) with 4 Nights Full Board in Knock House Hotel.  Day trips to Westport, Ballintubber Abbey, Croagh Patrick, Fr. Peyton Centre & National Museum. Evening Entertainment.  €570pp sharing and €75 single supplement. Contact Patricia on 087 1890 236.

O’SHEA’S of Kerry, Coach to Knock Shrine Mercy Sunday, April 24th, Coaches Depart: Tralee at 7:30am, Listowel at 8:00am and Abbeyfeale at 8:15am. €40 Per Person. Contact: O’Shea’s @ 066-7180123.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY April 24th in St. John’s Church, Tralee at 2.40pm.

BE INFORMED: Catholic TV series called  “Divine Mercy” – Episode 9 – Mary’s Knight –  Please use Zoom Link –  to join on Friday, 15th April – 8.30pm.

ACCORD is recruiting interested people to assist in the provision of Marriage Preparation Programmes. Application forms are available by contacting [email protected]

VINTAGE: The Maurice Collins Memorial Vintage Rally, with a ‘Vintage Only’ Tractor & Car Run on Saturday the 16th of April 2022.

CYCLE: Breast Cancer Cycle on Easter Sunday morning 17th April. All proceeds in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland. Cycle starts and finishes at Ballybunion health & Leisure centre Start time 11am. The route starts in Ballybunion, Listowel, Tarbert, Ballylongford and Asdee & back to Ballybunion. Register on or phone 068 28111.

GLIN: Sheagh Mulvihill who has been asked to attend the FAI Centre of Excellence in Tralee. Sheagh is following on in the footsteps of her brother Cillian, and his younger sister Honor, who was also chosen for the FAI Ladies Centre of Excellence.

SLIABH Notes are to play the Fleadh by the Feale festival main concert at the Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale on Saturday,  April 30, doors 7:30pm, start 8pm, Tickets from Sheehys Hardware Store & Slice of Life or direct from the Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale contact 087 1383940.

THANKS: Cllr Jimmy Moloney, thanked all those who participated in the County Clean-Up recently. 5,000 volunteers registered with KWD Recycling to participate.

TREES: Ten native oaks were planted at the site adjacent to St. Pauls, Glin, on Thursday the 7th April. A Brian Boru Oak sapling was also be planted.

SLUG pellets can no longer be sold or used in the UK, as of Friday 1st April, as they pose an “unacceptable risk” to birds, dogs and mammals, it has been announced. Seaweed acts as a natural slug repellent.

RUN /walks will take place at 8pm every Monday evening in the Listowel Town Park, the run/walk every week will be from the Listowel Community Centre.

SUSPENDED: Kerry Group has been operating in Russia since 2006, have suspended operations in Russia and Belarus.

FARMS: EU commission published the set of proposals on Tuesday, March 5 which, if adopted by the EU institutions, will force farms with over 100 cattle to have a permit to operate.

AGRICULRURE minister said that Ireland’s draft CAP strategic plan proposes “innovative ways” to advise older farmers on succession and their retirement options. He said this will increase the availability of land for younger farmers. (Younger farmers are being educated by universities to leave both land and countryside.)

FODDER for winter, government making no move only making statements that look good in foreign countries. While at home, countless acres of land could be rushed into production of food for cattle feeding during next winter.

MILK: base milk of price of 50c/L for March milk supplies is needed, according to the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association.


STOLEN: Recently in Limerick there had been €30,000 worth of fertiliser stolen during delivery, it was later recovered.

SCAM; gardaí have issued a warning after people were targeted by a “blackmail” scam. The sender claims they have “intimate” photographs of you.

MORE: There have been reports of people receiving messages from their contacts with a link attached to sign up for a “Cadbury FREE Easter Chocolate Basket”.

POOR QUALITY of goods imported into the country, are causing extra global warming, as they have to be replaced, causing extra cost to consumer and inconvenience.

POETRY and art classes for children aged five to twelve years will be held in the Thatched House at the cross Finuge, during the month of April to mark Poetry Day Ireland which takes place on April 28th, contact 086 8883217.

POETRY: Two recent collections of poems published by Matt Mooney, ‘Steering by the Stars’ (Revival Press) and ‘Éalú’ (Coiscéim) were launched by Gabriel Fitzmaurice in St. John’s Listowel on Saturday April 2nd 2022. 50% of book sales on the day go to Ukraine.

SCOR na nÓg 2022 All-Ireland Finals’ set for the Gleneagle, INEC, on the 1st of May 2022, a feast of song, dance and performance lies in this year finals – the first Scór na nÓg All-Ireland Finals to take place since 2020.


ANAM Cara Kerry is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday 12th Apr. at 7:15pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee.

EXPRESSWAY coach service has partnered up with Grow Mental Health to raise awareness of mental health challenges with a photo exhibition with Stories of Recovery and Hope in Tralee bus station.

More about the partnership or the services provided by Grow Mental Health visit

BOOK: Dingle Folk Tales by Luke Eastwood features a collection of stories collected from local people over a two-year period and information gleaned from ancient books and manuscripts, and much more.

Irish Miscellany- By Dermot McEvoy. What’s the true history of Halloween? Where was the world’s first suburban commuter railway built? This guide provides an entertaining overview of Ireland’s folklore, history, language, and culture, from ancient times to the present day.

PAPER: Journalism students in UL produce a paper called  Limerick Voice every year, this year being the 14th of the publication. 25 students from Journalism and New Media and Journalism Masters in UL have created over 250 stories, 23 podcasts and more since the start of the academic year.

RIVERFEST Limerick the 18th year of the festival is on May Bank Holiday weekend.

Listowel Writers’ Week 2022 will run from June 1 to June 5.

BASIC Income of E325 for the Arts scheme will be available to 2,000 musicians, artist and other creatives over a three year period.

MUSIC TG4 17/04 @ 21:30,  traditional Irish Music Awards, honours the musical heroes of our age and has a special birthday this year as ‘Gradam Ceoil’ has it’s 25th anniversary. In this specially commissioned programme, live from Dublin’s National Concert Hall, TG4 recognise and celebrate our traditional singers and dancers. Paddy Glackin, Diarmuid Ó Meachair, Connie O’Connell, Edwina Guckian, Dolores Keane and Sarah Ghriallais will all be receiving awards.

SAINT John of God, Monavalley Centre, Tralee, had a Recruitment Open Day recently.

RECALL of Kinder Mini Eggs, Kinder Egg Hunt Kit, Kinder Surprise 100g and Kinder Schokobons with best before dates between April 20, 2022 and August 21, 2022.

CANA IRELAND: is a movement that begun in France 40 years ago. CANA Week over three weekends

Through April, May & June. Details: Brian & Lisa Harmon 041 6851563, 086 8386725 or 0879080023 Read more online: [email protected]

ROSARY AT THE GROTTOS during the month of May at hundreds of grottos around the Island of Ireland. To see a list of locations, or to register a grotto, or other suitable location, visit or text 087 278 6552.

LOUGH Derg Pilgrimage Season re-opens on Sunday 1st May 2022. One Day Retreats are scheduled to take place in the month of May on the following dates. May 1st, 2nd, 7th, 10th, 15th,

17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th and 30th. Further information or

telephone 071-9861518 or [email protected].

PASSION PLAY: The once every ten years Passion Play in Oberammergau has been scheduled for this August with Fr. Dan O Riordan as the Spiritual Director. Details 7th to 13th Aug., Flight Dublin to Munich Return. Contact: Tel.: 021-427 77 00. Email: [email protected]

TALK At Bobby Byrne’s Bar, O’Connell Avenue, Limerick City. April 12th at 8.00pm. Ciarán Carey, former Limerick Senior Hurler will give a presentation on addiction. Ciarán is an addiction counsellor

with My Move Counselling. All are welcome to attend. Finger Food provided. For more information contact Sister Marie Rose, O.P. on [email protected]


HISTORY: Tarbert Historical and Heritage Society talk at Tarbert Bridewell on Saturday 23 April at 8 pm. Patrick Lynch will give a talk on ‘Policing in Tarbert and 100 Years of an Gárda Síochána’

FALKLANDS: 40th anniversary of The Falklands Conflict, a dispute over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands between Britain and Argentina. The conflict began on 2 April 1982, and would last ten weeks. The National Archives house a wide variety of records linking to the The Falklands Conflict, which have been brought to life in our two blogs this week.


NURSING: While wounded in battle in 1898, Edward Baker wished for nursing on the battlefield. Nine years later, he founded a group that would do just that: the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY). He recruited young British women who could ride and owned horses, and the group soon came into being. FANYs received international attention. In 1909 an American newspaper, the Statesman Journal, described the group as “well nigh revolutionary … the idea is that the women shall care for the wounded as they fall and shall practically enter the area of the fight.” FANYs did see their fair share of action as they served valiantly in World War I, facing Zeppelin raids, vehicle problems, shellfire, death, and disease. At first unaccepted by their home country, FANYs provided help elsewhere, for the Belgian and French armies, setting up hospitals and serving on battlefields. The British didn’t utilise their services until January 1, 1916.

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County Kerry Farmers Raise Hell Holidaymakers in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry, could find that they are sharing their stretch of beach with tractors and trailers this summer if the area’s angry farmers’ demands are not met. They are looking for action from the Minister for Industry and Commerce on the question of removal of material—sand gravel and seaweed—which they hold they have a right to. For some time now the farmers have been fighting for the right to remove material from the foreshore but the campaign came to a head last week when farmers drove en masse to the strand to load up their trailers. After loading up, the farmers drove at a crawl through Ballybunion causing a serious traffic hold up. An order made by the Minister for Industry and Commerce in 1932 and updated in 1950 permits tractor owners residing in North Kerry and the parish of Athea, Co. Limerick, to remove only sand and seaweed from the foreshore between October 1 and June 1, but not the remainder of the year. The threat of the beach takeover during the summer was made by the farmers’ chairman, Michael Griffin: “If they try to keep us out we will go there and take over the strand instead of the visitors. “We feel it is up to the Minister to become involved and we feel we have a right there. Seventy years ago they tried to close the beach to us and also forty years ago, when three men went to jail over the matter.”



IRISH NATIONAL IMMIGRATION Statement of John P. Collins, National Chairman of the American Irish National Immigration Committee delivered before Subcommittee No. 1 – Immigration and Nationality of the Judiciary Committee, United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. Mr. Chairman, Members of the Congress: First, I take the liberty, Mr. Chairman to congratulate you on your appointment as Chairman of Subcommittee No. 1. Your succession to the Chair of your distinguished predecessor is a well deserved appointment. I represent today, the American Irish Immigration Committee, a national group with chapters in thirty states, composed of Protestants, Catholics and Jews. Our members are represented in all the major Irish organizations in the United States including the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Gaelic Athletic Association, the Knights of Equity, the American Irish Historical Society, county associations and American Irish clubs and organizations. Our committee directs your attention to H.R. 981, section 9, amending Section 212 (d) (5) (c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, dealing with refugees. We urge its enactment. Only recently, your subcommittee in other hearings, received a detailed report on the happenings in the northern six county area of Ireland, known to us as occupied Ireland. Discrimination, terror; oppression and injustice are the everyday occurrence in this area. We have had occasion to interview residents of this area visiting the U.S. who have been the victims of discrimination in housing, in jobs; who have been the victims of the terror in the area, by reason of their political opinions and their religious persuasion. On the advice of their families, relatives, friends, solicitors, clergymen and yes, even on the advice of certain members of the British Parliament, they have sought to remain in the United States. Returning to occupied Ireland would be foolhardy for them. Fear of their safety demands that they reside elsewhere. These individuals, not yet large in number, have aunts, uncles and cousins in the U.S. Lacking sisters and brothers who are U.S. citizens, they cannot qualify for fifth preference visas. Nor can they meet the requirement of the other family related preferences. The stringent application of labour clearance, makes it impossible for them to qualify for a non-preference, third preference or sixth preference visa. Their only hope is to seek asylum here and obtain status as a refugee. Our nation has always been the haven of the oppressed, yet the United States refuses to grant asylum to one in the predicament that I have just outlined. In January 1972, I communicated with the Immigration and Naturalization Service, in Washington requesting information as to the position of the government on the matter. I received the following reply: “Reference is made to your letter of January 24, 1972, concerning visitors from Northern Ireland who do not desire to return abroad. Detailed instructions have been furnished our local offices for the processing of any alien who does not desire to return to his home country because of fear of persecution due to race, religion or political opinion. Each case of this type is decided on its merits. If you know of anyone who falls within this category, it is suggested that you direct the individual to call at the New York office of this Service at 20 West Broadway in order that their cases may be given consideration. Persons in other parts of the country may present themselves at the nearest local office of the Service having jurisdiction over their location. Sincerely, (Sgd.) James F. Greene Associate Commissioner Operations”




631 Hurt So Far In Industrial Accidents Figures just released by the National Industrial Safety Organisation show that for the quarter ended March 31, 1973, a total of 631 notifiable accidents were reported, five of them fatal. The greatest number (2) of deaths occurred in docks and warehouses where efforts are under way to improve the safety situation there. A spokesman for NISO said that arrangements were in hand for the holding of a one-day safety training course for the building and construction industry. Preparations are also under way for the holding of the Sixth World Congress on the Prevention of Occupational Injuries and Diseases in Ireland next May. Upwards of 2,000 representatives of official agencies, social insurance institutions, trade unions, employers’ organisations and private associations from more than 60 countries will attend.

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