knockanuare notes-dec 6 2020

2020 December 9 Knockanure




ENROLMENT Scoil Chorp Chríost – Our School enrolment process for 2021 school year has commenced. Please go to or contact the school on 068-49130

(between 9.30 & 12.30 each day) for further details. Beidh fáilte romhat.

CRIB and tree have been erected in local churches, it will be a changed Christmas celebration this year with numbers reduced, many churches are using ticket only for entry. Great to see how parishes are coping with the regulations. But the lack of personal contact may have long term consequence, which may have a long lasting effect on us.

EUCHARIST ADORATION RESUMES Wednesday’s 11am. to 2pm. in the Church in the main altar Listowel.

LISTOWEL PARISH CONFIRMATION 2020 Will take place next Friday 11th Dec. Scoil Réalta Na Maidine 2.00pm. / Presentation Primary School 4.00pm. / Killocrim National School 6.30pm. Please note:  Admission to the church will be Strictly members of the candidates household only and all must wear their masks. The parish office will be closing at 12noon on the day.

DEATH of Marie Walsh (née Walsh), Barragougeen, Moyvane and late of Tullamore, Listowel, on November 30th, 2020. Predeceased by her husband John P. Sadly missed by her sons Pat, Jerry, John-Joe, James and Mike, daughters Helen, Ann, Theresa and Margaret, grandchildren Leah, Sean, Ella, Darragh, Marc, Luke, Dylan and Shane, brother Diarmuid, son-in-law Aidan, daughters-in-law Anne and Fiona, sisters-in-law Mary (London) and Margaret (Tralee), nephews, and nieces.

DEATH of Gerald Stack, of Dooncaha, Tarbert on December 3rd, 2020. Predeceased by his parents Gerald and Nora, sisters Mary, Kitty, Peggy, Noreen and Breda. Sadly missed by his sister Hannah O’Sullivan (Finuge), nephews, and nieces.

DEATH of Angela Carmody (née Kelly), Knockerin, Skehenerin, Listowel and late of Knockadireen, Duagh on December 3rd, 2020. Predeceased by her husband Mossie, brother Bill and sister Betty. Survived by her sons Patrick and Maurice, grandchildren Danny, Patrice, Ellie and Ben, brother Pat (Listowel), sisters Peggy (Youghal) and Ann (London), daughters-in-law Joanne and Pauline, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.


ANNIVERSARIES: Breda Thomas, Fr. Liam Hayes, Sheila Nash, Tom O’Connell, Thomas J O’Donoghue, John Broderick, Tom Culhane, Betty Neumann, Nora Kennelly, Mary Ellen Daly, John Fitzgerald, Con Healy, Sr. Mary Kevin Enright, Margaret Moloney, Jack Conroy, Breda Leahy, Paudie Mulvihill, Eugene Brandon, Timothy O’Sullivan, Tom Mulvihill, Tom Flaherty, Fr. Brian Dalton, Fr. Bob Barry, Mass Moyvane; Sat  5th at  7.30pm for Maurice & Joe O’Connell, Tarbert  & Deceased of the O’Connell family; Sunday 6th  at 11.00am for Paudie O’Connor, Upper Direen, Athea; Monday 7th at 10.00am a Shared Christmas Mass (for the living on Christmas list) and 7.30pm for Mark Flaherty, Glin (Anni & 30th Birthday Remembrance); Tuesday 8th FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION – HOLY DAY Mass at 11.00am for Dermot Blythe, Westport (Rec Dec) & his loving wife Brenda who predeceased him some years ago, and Mass at 7.30pm for David & Tina Thompson, Leitrim West (Rec Dec); Wed. 9th at 7.30pm for Tom Culhane, Leitrim East (1st Anni); Thurs 10th  at 7.30pm for Alice Hanrahan (née Clifford), Aughrim & her sister Kate; Fri. 11th at 7.30pm for Nora & Mick Roche, Glin Road; Sat. 12th at 7.30pm a Shared Christmas Mass (for the living on Christmas list); Sunday 13th at 11.00am mass for Mike Joe, Ellie Mai & Seamus O’Flaherty, The Village.

Knockanure Mass –Sunday 6th at 9.30am for Sheila Nash, Gortdromagouna (Anni) & Deceased of the Nash family; Tuesday 8th FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION -HOLY DAY  9.30am Shared Christmas Mass (for the living on Christmas list), and mass on Sunday 13th at 9.30am for John Joe Barry, Knockanure Village (Months Mind).

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS SUNDAY: Canon Declan O’Connor, P.P. Listowel 087/0908949. Emergencies only.

SHARED CHRISTMAS MASS:  Please note these Masses are for the living on the Christmas list.  Details from Jacqueline in the Parish Office.   The first two of these Masses will be celebrated this week.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL:  Due to ongoing restrictions with Covid 19, we cannot accept any clothing, toys, household items or food from the public this year.   If you would like to donate you can do so by placing your donation in the boxes which are available in local shops.  Any donations will be very much appreciated.

DONATIONS:  Some families have made generous donations towards the painting/lights/footpath works in Moyvane Church.  I wish to acknowledge a generous donation from Moneypoint Power Station, which was acquired by an employee from the Parish.   These donations have helped so much – very many thanks.

STAINED GLASS WINDOWS:  Four new small stained glass windows will arrive soon in Moyvane Church for the outside windows of the confession boxes.  These will enhance our already beautiful Church.

AFTERNOON OF CHRISTMAS CAROLS: Mary Culloty O’ Sullivan (Soprano) presents “Merry Christmas “an afternoon of Christmas Carols. Poetry read by Dolores Carroll. Thursday December 10th 4pm on Youtube and Facebook Page of St Johns Theatre and Arts Centre, Listowel.

WISHING Kerry Senior Hurling Team and Management the very best of luck in the Joe McDonagh Cup Final in Croke Park to be held on Sunday 13 December 2020.

A MESSAGE FROM MARY FAGAN RE: DIOCESAN WEBSITE:  There is a new button on the Diocesan website called ‘CHECK THIS OUT’ – Once there, you can sign up to receive a 3 minute retreat each day direct to your inbox and inviting us to pause in the presence of God in our day. You may also like to sign up for a weekly email.  It also offers Sunday Connection, a weekly email offering some reflections on the Sunday Gospel and our lives.

GAA; The Moyvane AGM Day date will be Friday, December 11th.

TEACHER: From Bertie O’Connor, Dec. 1st;  177 years The Ardoughter Hedge School closed. Established in the Spring of 1714 during the Penal Laws by Thomas Laidir Ua hAnnrachain (Strong Thomas Hanrahan) from Murhur in Moyvane. Over the entrance he wrote ‘ mol an oige agus tiocfaidh siad’. He taught reading, writing, mathematics, astronomy and Latin for which he charged a fee. The Principles of Freedom ‘Preserve the Glory of thy Race Die or Live Free’ he taught gratis. Today 10 generations later many of his descendants continue in his profession.

MASS at Athea; following link

WALKING track at the GAA pitch in Athea is lit at night. Spring bulbs are coming to life and wild garlic is thriving. Recent cold wind is a test of the stamina of many of us. Older people always feared the wind from the east, which was no good for both man or beast.

BILL KIRBY MEMORIAL WALK which is usually held on St. Stephen’s Day will not take place this year due to Covid restrictions. Michael Fox O’Connor looks forward to seeing you all on St. Stephen’s Day 2021.

NEW MOON on 14th December.

CHARITIES are suffering a great amount this past year. Great to see many finding inventive ways to help them. Including local woman Maggie Large who did a  marathon around Listowel for Kerry Parents and Friends. Ballybunion Golf Club Captains Day also contributed a significant sun to several local charities. Giving Tuesday was last week, a global day set aside to support organizations that are making a difference in the world.

KNOCK Advent Programme– A series of online reflections for Advent with Jim Deeds and Brendan McManus SJ. Join them every Tuesday and Thursday as they travel though Advent.

LIGHTS: The annual Milford Hospice Light up a Memory Christmas Tree event will be held online this year on Sunday, December 6. Lights illuminated on the tree until, January 3, 2021. They can be purchased online at or by calling the Fundraising Department at Milford Care Centre at 061 485859.

ALONE. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

VOLUNTEER; International Volunteer Day (IVD) on 5 December was designated by the United Nations in 1985 as an international observance day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism. It is an opportunity for volunteers, and volunteer organisations, to raise awareness of, and gain understanding for, the contribution they make to their communities.

SPEECH writing; Action Talks is the newly launched Action Aid National Speech Writing Competition.

The competition is open to all students aged 14 to 17. The first prize is a €500 One4All voucher for the winning student and a €500 One4All voucher for their teacher.

To enter, write a five-minute or 600-word speech. Entries are to be sent by email from the student’s teacher to [email protected] by Friday 15th January 2021.

HUMAN Rights day is on 10th Dec.

TOILETS: The powers that be are giving us advice every hour and where are the toilets, for people who venture from their homes, it is generally believed that the council are failing in their duty in not providing, some basic accommodation.

ARTS: The Kerry County Council Arts Grants application process is now open for projects and activities taking place in 2021. The closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm on Thursday, December 17th 2020.

ANNUAL KERRY DIOCESAN YOUTH SERVICE COLLECTION in Listowel:  will take place at all masses weekend (12th & 13th) offering can be place in an envelope and place in the offering box at the back of the church.

RADIO MARIA IRELAND is an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station. Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies –all commercial free –Listen via TV on Saorview -Channel 210; streaming on or via PHONE –get live radio feed by telephoning +353 (0) 1 437 3277 (no extra charges apply)


SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL LISTOWEL ANNUAL APPEAL We appeal to you this Christmas to support your local St Vincent De Paul Listowel as best you can. It has been a very difficult year for the charity sector, with most of our income stream wiped out overnight. Our Bingo was cancelled in February and annual collections in Aldi and Garveys will not take place this year. Our shop in Patrick Street is closed. If you are in a position to donate, a blue envelope has been distributed to households (or you can use your own envelope) and return it by freepost to The Plaza Upper Church St Listowel V31W924 or drop it into our secure letterbox in the Plaza or into the special box placed in Garveys or online to IBAN IE68AIBK93543342155030.  Church collection taking place Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December. Any donation will be very much appreciated and will be distributed locally to help those battling to make ends meet, with food, heat and household bills etc. We thank you for taking the time to read this note and thank you for your continued support and wish you a Happy Christmas and a bright and better New Year. Hannah Mulvihill

METEOR; The best meteor shower of the year starts Friday. The Geminids begin Friday and will be active through Dec. 17.  Here are the best ways to watch.


PLANNING: Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív has welcomed confirmation that the Department of Housing, Local Government, and Heritage are examining a move to eplanning systems and that a circular letter could soon be issued to all Planning Authorities on this matter.

COWS: USA census 2017 records that 189 farmers have 5,000 or more milking cows. Also notes was one in five who milked cows in 2017 were out of them in 2019.


SAINT Nicholas (c 270-343) – Feast Day 6 December

Saint Nicholas was the original Santa Claus!  He was noted for his holiness, kindness and generosity and lived in modern Turkey where he was born c270 into a wealthy family at Patara.  He became bishop of Myra in the south of the country early in the 4th century and was bishop of that area for about 30 years.  After his death in the year 343, Saint Nicholas was buried in Myra.  Over 700 years later in 1087 when Muslims invaded the area, some Christians brought his relics to Bari in the south of Italy to keep them safe.  Some relics are also believed to have been brought by some Normans the following century to Ireland to Jerpoint Abbey near Thomastown, Co Kilkenny.  As well as being patron saint of children, Saint Nicholas is also patron saint of sailors and fishermen.



North Kerry Football


MOYVANE (NEWTOWN) PANEL- T. O’Callaghan (capt); T. Mahony; W. O’Sullivan; Jas. O’Sullivan; Paud O’Sullivan; P. McKenna; J. Finucane; W.J. Walsh; M. Daly; J. McCabe; W. Finucane; C. Brosnan; J. McGough; T. Mahony; D. Kearney; J. Sullivan; T. McElligott; D. McCabe.


FAHA PANEL- R. Stack (capt); J. Collins; J. Walsh; P. Finucane; M. Kissane; P. Byrnes; D. Leahy; T. Pierse; R. Kissane; P. Farrow; B. Boyle; Pat Pierse; S. Coughlin; Jim Keane; P. Kelly; M. Carville; M. Byrnes, P. Carroll, T. Walsh.


Moyvane 2.05 Faha 1.02 played in Listowel December 6th





LISTOWEL PANEL- J.J. Buckley; A. Hanlon, S. Kerins, E. Scanlon, T. Chute, R. Ahern Capt, S. Kerins; E. Scanlon; T. Chute; R. Ahern Capt; J.J. Kenny; A. Stack; J. Brown; B. Roche; W. Griffin; J. Harmon; J. Wilmot; F. Sheehy; B. Slemon, T. O’Sullivan, T. Walsh, D. Brouder, M. Mahony, J. Harte, M. McGrath, A. Chute, D. Walsh, J. Kenny, J. Murphy, M.Holly.


MOYVANE PANEL- C. Brosnan, T. Mahony, W. O’Sullivan, P. O’Sullivan, Jim O’Sullivan, M. Walsh, Corporal James Dowling, W. Finucane, J. Finucane, Garda James McGrogh, J. Bailey, Sgt P McKenna, T O’Callaghan, J. Moriarty, D. Lyons, T. McElligott, W. Foran, A, O’Callaghan


Listowel 2.05 Moyvane 0.03 Referee J. Woulfe



MOYVANE PANEL- Con Brosnan (capt); Bill O’Sullivan; John McCabe; Joseph McCabe; James Brassil; Paud O’Sullivan; James Moriarty; James O’Sullivan; Jack Finucane; Tom O’Callaghan; James Stack; Stephen Stack; William Finucane; John O’Sullivan; John Flavin; Dan Mulvihill; D. Kearney; W. Hanlon; P. Finucane; D. Finucane; P. Windele.


LISTOWEL PANEL – J.J. Buckley (capt); A. Hanlon; S. Kerins; Roger Ahern; T. Walsh; R. Walsh; Robert Walsh; W. Griffin; B. Roche; J. Greaney; J. Stack; Jas Wilmot; M. McGrath; M. Healy; W. Guerin; R. Slemon; W. Landers; J. Browne; J. Henderson; E. Scanlon; N. Murphy; M. Danagher; W. McMahon; J. Harman; T. Lynch.


Moyvane 1.08 Listowel 1.01 Referee Tice O Sullivan



Irish Miscellany -By Dermot McEvoy

A treasury of fascinating information about the Emerald Isle! This colourful guide provides an entertaining overview of Ireland’s folklore, history, language, and culture, from ancient times to the present day.


Grandmama of Europe- By Theo Aronson

Keenly aware of the importance of marriage in upholding power and influence, Queen Victoria stepped in as a matchmaker to her dozens of grandchildren. This comprehensive history chronicles the various marriages of the queen’s descendants — and the machinations behind the international unions.


Lincoln and the Irish- By Niall O’Dowd

This concise book reveals a little-known piece of American history. Learn how the outcome of the American Civil War — and the trajectory of the United States — was altered by Abraham Lincoln’s relationship with the Irish immigrant community.





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