Knockanuare notes-December 12th 2021


CONGRATULATIONS to Pauline Woods Knockanure Village who Graduated recently from The University of Liverpool with a First Class Honours Degree in Occupational Therapy.

SPLIT THE BUCKET:  The next draw organised by The Parents Association of Murhur National School Moyvane will take place on Friday, December 17.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results for Dec. 7; Our lotto jackpot of €9500 has been won!! Massive congratulations to Eamon Dowling c/o O’Brien’s Bar, Duagh for choosing the winning numbers 2, 6, 8, 28.A fantastic win just in time for Christmas! Our lotto draw resumes on Tuesday 14th December with jackpot returning to €2000. Many thanks for supporting our Club draw.

CALENDAR: Moyvane LGFA Calendars are now on sale at Noel Stack’s Butcher’s, Holly’s Gala Moyvane, Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware, Village Grill, Brosnan’s Daybreak Tarbert.  Calendars cost €5.  All proceeds go directly to the Club and are greatly appreciated.

THANKS: Trocaire acknowledged receipt of the donation of €1,543 and would like to thank the parish of Moyvane for their generosity.

PADRE Pio December Devotions in Castleisland on Tuesday 21st December 7.30pm. Witness by:

Joan Hussey, Tralee, “She will share her story about the heartbreak felt by the loss of her little boy”.

DEATH on 9th December 2021 Sr. Mary Galvin of Limerick City, / formerly of Duagh, / Mallow,

Predeceased by her brother Dan and very recently by her sister Sr. Patricia. Sadly missed by her sister Sr. Stanislaus, brother Gerard, niece Máire, nephews Pat & Liam, nieces-in-law, nephew-in-law, grandnieces & grandnephews, her Sisters of Mercy Community and her many friends.

Funeral arriving for Requiem Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Athlunkard Street on Sunday, 12th December, at 2pm. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Convent Cemetery.

DEATH of Noreen Foley, Cahirdown, Listowel, on December 3rd, 2021. Predeceased by her parents Michael and Mary and her sister Lily. Remembered by her nieces Blossom and Mary, nephew Michael, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnieces, and extended family. Requiem Mass for Noreen celebrated on Monday in Listowel Church, followed by burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH of Monsignor Liam Boyle aged 91, a native of Rathkeale, and later Knockaderry, on December 2 2021. He travelled as chaplain with the Irish soccer team to Rome in 1990 and arranged an audience with the Pope and team was Blessed by the Holy Father in front of an 8,000 audience.

DEATH took place recently in England of Timmy Keane, Kilmorna, son of Hannie Halloran Keane and Michael Keane, Kilmeany.

ANNIVERSARIES: Eugene Brandon, Timothy O’Sullivan, Tom Flaherty, Fr. Brian Dalton, Fr. Bob Barry, Sr. Scholasticia Scanlon,   Kathleen Mankin, Jim Walsh, Seamus Flaherty, Anne Cunningham, Breda Meehan, Hannah Dillon, John Dalton, Eileen Dalton, Mary Walsh, Chrissie Nolan, Mathew Thompson, Paudie O’Connor, Tommy Kelly, Phyl O’Kelly, Eddie Carmody, Tom Moran, Sr. Dympna Mulvihill, Sheila Harnett, John Dillon, Bridie Cox, John Mulvihill, Fr. Placid Nolan, Lila Carroll, Sr. Loreto Relihan,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 11th Dec.’21- Moyvane- Sean & John O’Connor (Anniv.) of Inchamore at 7.30pm; Sun. 12th Dec.’21-Knockanure for Sheila Nash (Anniv.) Gortdromagouna and Deceased members of Nash Family at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for John “Jack” Stackpoole formerly of Aughrim and Lower Athea at 11.00am; Mon. 13th Dec.’21- NO MASS; Tues. 14th Dec.’21- Moyvane

For Oliver McGrath at 10.00am; Weds. 15th Dec.’21; Knockanure for Kathleen Buckley (Anniv.) at 10.00am; Thurs. 16th Dec.’21- Moyvane- Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri. 17th Dec.’21-Knockanure- Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat. 18th Dec.’21- Moyvane- for Padraig & Jackie McMahon, Lissanaskea (Birthday Remembrance) at 7.30pm and mass on Sun. 19th Dec.’21 in

Knockanure for John & Peggy McElligott, Lissanaskea and daughter Betty Neumann, U.S.A. at

9.30am, and mass in Moyvane for Paudie O’Connor (Anniv.) Upper Direen, also baby Max and deceased of O’Connor Family.

CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS FOR LISTOWEL  with a number of priests’ present will take place on Monday, December 20th at 8.00 p.m. There will also be Confessions available immediately after the 10.30 a.m. mass on Tuesday, Dec. 21st, Wednesday, Dec. 22nd & on Thursday 23rd.

ADORATION in Listowel takes place every Wednesday straight after 10.30am. Mass until 1.00 p.m.  Should a funeral take place on the day it will be cancelled.

THANKS: Moyvane Development Association would like to thank Eirgrid for their generous sponsorship under the ‘Eirgrid Community Sponsorship Fund’ which was used to upgrade the Nature Trail Walk.

GLORACH BINGO:  Sunday at Fr. Casey’s 1.30pm.

SANTA and Mrs Claus at Pairc na nGael, Athea on Sunday, December 12th at 3pm. Donations will be accepted in aid of Milford Hospice.

GAA: Moyvane will play Ballyduff in the Junior North Kerry Cup.  This game is provisionally fixed for Saturday, December 18 at 2.00pm. Moyvane will play Knock/Brosna/Duagh in the North Kerry Division 1 League Final.  The provisional date for this game is Saturday, December 18/Sunday, December 19.

TRACTOR Run; Estuary Rollers Charity Tractor Run Dec5 2021. Estuary Rollers held their light up Christmas Tractor Run on Sunday Dec 5th. 2021 , started at Listowel Mart and travel across North Kerry and West Limerick.  Charities: Milford Care Centre and Friends of St Ita’s will benefit.  Estuary Rollers Committee: Kieran Hynes, Laura Lavery, Patrick Scanlon, Sean Foley, John O Brien, Trish Kavanagh, Nicolas Cregan, Mike Fitzgerald, James O Brien and Dylan O Connor.

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SCRAP Metal; Moyvane Development Association will hold a scrap metal collection from Friday 10th December to Friday 17th December. Newtownsandes Coop and North Cork Coop have very kindly offered a dedicated section of their yard in Moyvane as a collection area for this scrap collection. Drop off times for scrap metal are 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12 pm on Saturday.

We are currently half way through our community led planning initiative, which will provide a well-coordinated development plan for Moyvane and Knockanure. Financial resources will be needed to see this through and it is hoped this scrap metal collection will be a good starting point on our journey together, while also giving people the opportunity for a positive clear out.

We are asking people to have a look around in their houses, back gardens & yards to pull out and bring any unwanted scrap metal to the drop off point in Newtownsandes Coop from 10th to 17th December at stated times. Anything metal is welcome but fridges freezers, timber, plastic or tyres cannot be accepted. Batteries are also accepted but must be stored in dedicated battery storage bins at the collection point. Contact Martin at 087 6761353 or Kieran at 087 4115116 if you have any queries.

PRIEST In case of an Emergency, Weekday Evening Rota starts at 5pm on the day to 9am the next day For Listowel/Moyvane/Lixnaw/Duagh; Monday and Wednesday, Fr. Anthony O’Sullivan 087-2461749; Tuesday and Saturday, Fr. Declan O’Connor 087-0908949; Thursday and Friday, Fr. Brendan Carmody 087-9601549.

CHRISTMAS: By Hannah Brockhaus. Vatican City, 10 December, 2021 / 8:00 pm (ACI Africa).

Pope Francis on Friday encouraged Catholics to celebrate Christmas with a focus on Jesus Christ’s closeness, not on the consumerist, commercial aspects of the holiday.


BUY A TRÓCAIRE GIFT OF LOVE and send your love around the world this Christmas. Visit or phone 1850 408 408.

REFLECT: Synodal Pathway – Our time to reflect, discuss and listen, as part of our Diocese’s participation in the 2023 Synod of Bishops, we will be offering opportunities for discussion and listening in the Spring.

Before that happens, you are invited to visit to learn more about the questions that Pope Francis is asking us to reflect on.

PARISH: Presbytery/Office: 068 49308, Web: Parish Office Hours: Tues. 10.00am-1.00pm, Thurs. 10.00am-12.00pm, Fri. 10.00am-1.00pm. Please note the Parish Office will be closed from Thursday 23rd Dec. and reopening Tuesday 4th Jan.’22.

STORM: Weather reports about recent storm, had frightened many people living alone, and nobody was expected to call to aid them. The media reports were greatly exaggerated. The pre-storm weather reports should be prefaced with the advice, that they were only forecasts and the worst scenario was being presented.

MARKET AT THE BARNAGH HUB, final market will be on the weekend of Friday, December 18 -19 inclusive.

JOBS: Kerry County Council to help them with their social housing targets, ten new posts have been approved.

AGE Action national helpline 0818 911 109 or email [email protected]

COVID-19. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am — 8pm, call 0818 222 024.

POETRY book recently published by John McGrath, of Lisselton is now available locally.

The annual Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine is also available.

BOOK: Mountcollins and its Vicinity, by Larry Begley is now available also.

DAIRY Sector, Teagasc forecast;  The average net margin/ha and net margin/L in 2022 are likely to be down 21% and 23% respectively on 2021 levels.

SCAMS: How to avoid delivery scams; First, are you expecting a parcel?

There’s no need to enter sensitive information to receive one, and none of the major delivery companies will ask for this – if an app or message is asking for this, it should raise alarm bells.  Next, check with the company (not the delivery company) where you placed an order using your online account rather than an email. Again, don’t click on links from within the email.

If it’s asking for money or personal information, it could be a scam. Check the address of the email sender and if it looks suspicious, ignore it. Watch out for generic greetings and grammatical errors.

CONSULTATION: Kerry County Council have a three-month public consultation process on a new strategic plan which will govern planning and development in the county over the next six years.

MINISTER for Education Norma Foley has €1.5m ICT funding for schools in Kerry to support the use of digital technologies. The funding is paid depending on a school’s enrolment. A primary school with 100 pupils will receive €8,000 under the scheme and a secondary school with 500 students will qualify for €22,311.

ARTS: Kerry County Council Arts Services has appointed Hannah Pinckheard of Tralee as Assistant Arts Officer.

AWARE: are currently looking for volunteers for their support service. If interested

UHL, due to Covid restrictions on visits, they can provide virtual visits for families.

HOSPITAL: National Treatment Purchase Fund say that over 900,000 Irish people are on hospital waiting lists, an increase of 124,000 since 2019. Study by Royal Voluntary Service in UK in 2019 found that patients without visitors were 43% less likely to be mobile, less likely to follow medical advice and 37% had a longer stay in hospital.

BILL KIRBY MEMORIAL 4 MILE WALK in aid of Palliative Care. Gathering at the Brogue Inn on St. Stephen’s Day at 11am and walk commencing at 11.30am. Sponsorship Cards available from Michael Fox O’Connor 087 9833075.

APPEAL: An Afternoon with Celia at 3.30pm, on Friday, December 17 in Bowes Ryan Restaurant on the first floor of Arthurs Quay Shopping Centre, Limerick, with all proceeds going to the Redemptorist Annual Christmas Appeal.

TRALEE Mobile Crib – We are on the move from Monday 13th December. if you would like the Mobile Crib to visit your community contact us as soon as possible. Email [email protected]

CRIB: For the fourth year, the Vatican is hosting the ‘100 Nativity Scenes’  International Exhibition (Mostra dei 100 Presepi), bringing together over 100 cribs from across the world depicting the Nativity of the Lord.

POPE: Taken from the Tablet-  Speaking to migrants and refugees living in the “Reception and Identification Centre” on Lesbos, a main entry hub for migrants and refugees seeking asylum in Europe, Pope Francis said he came to the island “to see your faces and look into your eyes. Eyes full of fear and expectancy, eyes that have seen violence and poverty, eyes streaked by too many tears.”

FULL moon on Dec. 19th. Next New Moon is on 2 Jan. 2022.

BREXIT Adjustment Reserve fund of EU. The reserve has a total budget of €5.4bn.

The Irish government will receive €361.5m in 2021, €276.7m in 2022 and €282.2m in 2023.

COVID-19: Middle East and Africa update for Australian exporters

Fr. John Guiney S.J.




Videos of Irish Farming Life


DAIRY Sale; The 2021 Black and White dairy sale took place on Saturday, December 3, at Borderway Mart in Carlisle, England. The majority of sellers came from the UK.

Tim and Lauren Fitzmaurice from the Leagh Holstein herd based in Cloghan, Ballyduff, Tralee, Co. Kerry, were the Irish sellers present at the sale. Leagh Holstein had three lots on offer at the sale.


TOURISM: Fáilte Ireland has given details of its €50million Tourism Business Continuity Programme for 2022 at a virtual event attended by over 2,500 tourism and hospitality providers.

FUNDS for film making; Guidelines & application forms can be accessed online at


APPROPRIATE – Written and performed by Sarah-Jane Scott- Directed by Paul Meade

Produced by Jill Murray, Performed at St John’s last Saturday 11th Dec 2021.



Seanie Barron has been carving wood in a workshop at the back of his house in, Askeaton.


ANNIVERSARY of withdrawal of Thalidomide in November 1961. John Stack, of Tarmons (born in 1963) the Chairperson of the Irish Thalidomide Association is calling on the government to follow drug-manufacturer Grünenthal’s lead and apologise for its failure to withdraw Thalidomide.


SIAMSA:  Exhibition  free to the public and open from 10am to 4pm every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until January 15th, excluding December 25th to 28th and January 01st., enjoy the virtual exhibition on

Panto shows take place on Wednesday and Thursday December 29-30 and from Sunday, January 2 to Tuesday, January 4, with two shows daily.


Brett & Kate McKay • November 30, 2021

How to Install a Rain Barrel in Under an Hour, for Less Than $200


HIDDEN: These ‘hidden mothers’ are easy to miss in pictures – yet, as soon as you spot them, it becomes impossible to unsee the head and shoulders, knees and legs of the adults beneath the brocade. And once you can no longer ignore her, you cannot believe you ever did not register that, of course, the infants are ensconced on their mother’s lap.


PILLOW Fighting;  Many of us remember pillow fighting at Macra events years ago; “The only difference between our fights and MMA fights is that nobody gets hurt,” he said. “The fighters don’t like to get hurt, and there’s a lot of people who don’t want to see the blood. They want to see good competition, they just don’t want to see the violence.”

The fact that so many people grew up bashing their siblings, friends and parents with pillows makes the sport relatable, which he hopes will help tap into a new audience.

“You can call it an alternative sport, but we think it’s going to have mainstream appeal,” he said.

MIGRATION: In this episode, we’re looking at two different migration experiences shaped by the British Nationality Act of 1948. For our first story, we explore the challenges faced by those arriving in Britain on board the Empire Windrush. We then follow the story of a young man who leaves Pakistan in search of adventure and opportunity.


IRISH Writers;



SCAM: Scammers have sent out a raft of emails claiming to be offering FREE vouchers at major supermarkets. Fake vouchers are circulating claiming to come from the likes of Aldi, Lidl and Tesco. Scammers are distributing them via a variety of channels, including email, WhatsApp and Twitter.


LOTTO; Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 30 Nov 2021; There was no winner of the €9400 jackpot on Tuesday. The numbers drawn were 3, 5, 19, 25. Lucky dip winners were ;1. Dara Neville, Bedford; 2. April Foley, Leitrim Middle; 3. Larry Buckley, c/o Collins Lisaniska; 4. Jack Murphy, St. Ita’s Tce, Abbeyfeale, and

5. Seán & Nathan Barry, c/o John Barry. Next draw on Tuesday 7th December with jackpot up to €9500.


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