Knockanuare Notes-August 16th 2020

EAST OF THE ASSUMPTION – Holy Day of Obligation Sat 15th Mass at  11.00am for Kathleen & Dan Ryan (Anni) & their  grandson Daniel Ryan (RIP), West Clare & New York, and Mass at 7.30pm for           Special Intention – Eugene & family

GRADUATION: Mon 17th at 7.00pm Graduation for Moyvane Pre-school (No Mass)

SCHOOL: Thurs 20th at  7.30pm First Confession for the pupils of Murhur N.S. (No Mass); Sat 22nd at 1.00pm First Holy Communion, Murhur N.S.

BEST WISHES to Anne & Joe O’Keeffe, Trien, Kilmorna who celebrated their Golden Jubilee, of marriage recently.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE MEALS ON WHEELS will be delivered three times weekly.  Two different meals each day and three of Friday to cover the weekend if required. Contact Nora 087/7476717 or Mary 087/6328104.

REACH ACTIVE WORKS:  Minor works will continue along the Kilmorna, Trien, Athea and Moyvane –

Knockanure roads next week, all works will be complete under stop and go or traffic light traffic management system. Jerry Clancy – 086/6072159.


SYMPATHY to the family of Andrew Fleming, native of Dunmore, Co. Galway who died in an accident on Tuesday afternoon in Tarbert.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sean Neligan, Sr. Kathleen O’Connell, Patricia Danaher, Peg Keane, Geraldine Dillon, John Hudson, Sr. Patrick Tarrant, Breda Daly, Tom Lyons, Mary Stack, Catherine Broderick, Margaret Crowley, Donie Cahill, Mary O’Carroll, Robert Moloney, Anne Browne, Con McSweeney, Fr. Billy O’Gorman, Jack Martin Mulvihill, Elsie O’Sullivan. Mass Moyvane; Sun 16th at 11.00am for Jack Martin Mulvihill, Glenalappa; Tues 18th at 7.30pm for John Stack, Aughrim; Wed 19th at 7.30pm for Paul Sweeney, Sandymount, Dublin & l/o Donegal (Rec Dec); Fri 21st at 7.30pm for Joe & Mary Lynch, Woodgrove; Sat 22nd, at 7.30pm for Mary & Ned O’Flaherty, Tubbertoureen, and Mass on  Sun 23rd at 11.00am for Patrick Shanahan, Kilbaha (Months Mind). Mass Knockanure;  Sat 15th at 9.30am Feast of the Assumption – Holy Day of Obligation for Parishioners; Sun 16th  at 9.30am for Jason Plested, UK, and Mass on Sun 23rd at  9.30am for Jimmy Ruddle, Glin (Rec Dec).

POET and songwriter Willie Finucane died 20 Aug 1988.

NEW MOON on 19th August.

CLIMATE Change, is filling pages of papers and very little advice on food waste and efficient cooking. Many observe the wholesale disposal of protection gowns and masks, and no advice on sanitising and their re-use.

JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 3: Moyvane 1-10, Asdee 0-10; Junior County League Round 1:

Moyvane 0-11 Beale 0-8; U14 County league Moyvane V Listowel, we lost 5:08 to 1:09

RECOVERY HAVEN  – would like to invite you to the Celebration of Light on Thursday 20th August at 8pm on Tarbert Pier. They provide support to cancer patients and their families throughout Kerry. Observance of all the Public Health restrictions and guidelines will be adhered to at all times.

MASKS: Since Muzzles became compulsory, I have noticed most men have facemasks in their trouser pocket, they just put them on going into shops, nobody knows when last they were sanitised or washed. Their use may only lead to further spread of infection.

FURTHER EDUCATION: If you intend  going to college in September 2020 WLR can support you with your SUSI Grant Application Form. Leaving Cert Students, Mature Students and Parents are welcome to contact Adrienne on 087 277 3294 or email [email protected] for advice and guidance.  The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022 is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020

SATURDAY 15TH AUGUST  – Due to Covid 19 restrictions the annual Service of Remembrance for the seventeen (17) Tarbert people lost in the ‘Shannon Drowning’ on the 15th August 1893 will not take place this year. Instead, members of the Kilnaughtin Graveyard Committee will lay a wreath at the Memorial Plaza at 12.15pm. They will then continue to walk to Mulalley’s Berth to remember those lost and their families in prayerful and respectful silence.

TALK: Medical doctor, teacher in St. Patricks College Maynooth and Monk of Glenstal Abbey, Dr Luke Macnamara explored widely with Mary Fagan on Horizons on Sunday 16th Aug. at 9 on Radio Kerry.

DEACONS: The Diocese of Kerry is seeking candidates who feel they may have a calling to be permanent deacons.  The diocese already has six deacons.  The hope is to begin a “come and see” programme this autumn as a few have already expressed interest.   Any interested candidates should establish contact via a local priest or the diocesan office ([email protected]) by the 10th September, 2020.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION on Wednesday’s from 11am. to 3pm. at the Main Altar in St. Mary’s Church Listowel .

CLIMATE: The Diocese of Kerry returns to the theme of Climate Change for the ‘Season of Creation’ 2020 ‘Cultivating Hope. A Faith Response to the Climate Crisis’.

The Season is the time from September 1st to October 4th when Christian churches around the world focus on prayer and action to protect the natural world or creation, ‘our common home’ and could be described as the churches’ eco time. It closes on the 4th October, feast day of St Francis of Assisi and Patron Saint of Ecology.

ST JOHN’S Listowel: On Thursday 20th  we are really excited to present a bit of comedy with Vitamin from Outer Spice – a one man physical comedy show from Carlo Janucci where he transforms himself into many fun characters the aim of which is make us laugh. Again tickets for this show can be purchased over the phone on 068 22566.

KNOCK Shrine and grounds closed from 8.00pm on Friday 14 August to 7.00am on Sunday 16 August. Masses will be celebrated online only and behind closed doors at 12.00 noon, 3.00pm and 7.30pm.

NEW NORMAL, no pattern Day, Puck Fair, Heritage Week or Rose of Tralee.

REFLECTION; When the famous war correspondent Ernest Pyle was four years old, he came across a bunch of roses growing wild on his family’s farm and decided to give them to his mother. But as he bent down to pick the flowers, he spotted a snake in the surrounding grass, and took off running towards his house in fright. On his way to safety, however, little Ernie encountered a thicket of weeds, and fearing it might hide another snake, froze on the spot and called out for his mother.

When she emerged from the house, unaware of what had previously transpired, she told Ernie to walk through the weeds and come to her. But he only stood there and cried. Increasingly frustrated with the boy’s refusal to move, she finally whipped him for his seeming obstinacy.


THOUGHT: What annoys us most is observing our own faults in others.


Knockanure and District Part 2.wmv

COVID 19: Definition of COVID-19 death -A COVID-19 death is defined for surveillance purposes as a death resulting from a clinically compatible illness in a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case, unless there is a clear alternative cause of death that cannot be related to COVID-19 disease (e.g. trauma). There should be no period of complete recovery between the illness and death.


SPORTS: Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, September 22, 1951; Page: 8

Successful Beale Races And Sports. Great crowd and the weather fine.

The highlight of Sundays programme was the cycle race from Ballylongford Cross to the Bar of Beale, which was won by P C Dowling of Listowel, he won the McDonnell Cup outright. Gene Moriarty was a close contestant, but got a puncture. A. Purcell, Listowel was second , 1.5 minutes later. McDevitt Memorial Trophy was won by Paul Barry of Tralee. Gene Moriarty and Mr G Pierce, N.T. spoke at the presentations. Sunday –Youths race 1, Brendan Mulvihill (Beale); 2 John Eddie (Ballybunion); Youths Long jump- 1, P Beasley (Ballybunion); 2, J Connolly (Ballybunion); Men’s 100 yards—1, P Broderick (Kilmorna); 2, John Kennedy (Tarbert); Men’s 440 yards- 1, Paul Barry (Tralee); 2, Noel Kennedy (Tarbert); Half Hundred Weight- 1, Michael Creed (Ballylongford); 2, John Barrett; 15 lbs shot- 1 Michael Creed (Beale);2, Paul Barry (Tralee);


Limerick Leader 1905-current, Saturday, August 15, 1953; Page: 4


Full programme includes Tug-o’-War. VALUABLE CASH PRIZES.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 06, 1955; Page: 12(Extract)

Knockanure Sports and Old pattern. It ranks side by side with Listowel races, Killorglin’s Puck fair in popularity. Dating back for almost a century, for a day out it was Knockanure Sports or Ballybunion for the 15th August. For the first time this year it is being run under N.AC.A. rules.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 09, 1958; Page: 16

Knockanure Pattern and Sports under N.A.C.A. rules will be held on Friday 15th August 1958

CLAR-100 Yards School Boys; 100 Yards, 220 Yards, 440 Yards, 880 Yards (confined); 1 Mile Flat, 2 Miles Flat, High Jump, Long Jump Ladies 100 Yards, Musical Chairs with Bicycles, 60 Yards Dash with Sack Race, Donkey Derby, Tug-o’-War, Singing Competition. VALUABLE PRIZES AND FULL AMPLIFICATION. Entries to John Murphy, Secretary, Knockanure Sports


Irish Examiner 1841-current, Saturday, August 22, 1959; Page: 12


The Knockanure annual sports were held in brilliant sunshine and were an outstanding success. Liam Fitzgerald. St. Johns A.C.. Tralee; scored a double when he won the 100 yards and 220 yards. Michael O’Sullivan. Tournafulla. County senior champion, won the one mile open race, and the young promising Abbeyfeale athlete, Sean O’Connell, won the high jump.  Results were: Schoolboys 100 yards (open)—1 . M Danaher (Athea); 2. M. Mahoney,(Listowel) . 100 yards (open)—1, L Fitzgerald. (St. John’s  AC. Tralee): 2.C Murray, do; 220 yards (open)—1 L Fitzgerald (St John’s A.C Tralee): 2,-C Murray, do. 440 Yards (open) C- Murray (St Johns. A.C Tralee); 2, K Dillon (Duagh).  440-Yards (confined)— M O Connell ? (Moyvane); 2, J J Stackpoole (Moyvane).

One Mile (open) – 1, M O’Sullivan (Tournafulla); 2, M O Connell (Moyvane).

Two Miles Road Race (Moyvane to Knockanure)—1. A. Buckley (Tarbert);. 2. P. Buckley (Listowel). One Mile Cycle—1. L Curtin (Castleisland; 2. P. Moloney (Listowel) Two miles Cycle— 1. P. Moloney (Listowel); 2. L.. Curtin- (Castleisland). Long jump —1. C. Murray (St. John’s A.C.. Tralee) 20ft. 4ms.: 2. J. Stackpoole (Moyvane) I9ft. 3ins. High. Jump—1, S O’Connell (Abbeyfeale) 5ft 6ins; 2, B Broderick (Knockanure) 5ft 4ins.  56lbs without follow (confined) — J O Dowd (Knockanure) 17ft. lO.5ins;  2. T. McMahon (Knockanure). 16ft. 10.5ins. Sack Race—1, C. O’Donoghue ,(Moyvane); 2. C. Carroll (Moyvane). Donkey Derby—l, P . Carmody (Tarbert?):-2. P. Lyons (Listowel).

Kerryman 1904-current, 22.02.1974, page 25

Popular sports

There used to be very popular sports  in Knockanure, attracting competitors from, all over Kerry, but, these have not been held for the last five or six years. If we succeed in reviving the sports we will probably run them for just the surrounding parishes the first year.



WAR ENDS: On 8 August we heard that the first atomic bomb had been dropped on Japan. Reports abounded for a week about a possible surrender. Then on 15 August 1945 the war ended.

We received the news with quiet disbelief coupled with an indescribable sense of relief. We thought the Japanese would never surrender. Many refused to believe it. Sitting in stunned silence, we remembered our dead. So many dead. So many maimed. So many bright futures consigned to the ashes of the past. So many dreams lost in the madness that had engulfed us. Except for a few widely scattered shouts of joy, the survivors of the abyss sat hollow-eyed and silent, trying to comprehend a world without war.



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