Knockanuare Notes-December 5th 2021.

AGM of Knockanure Development will now take place in the Centre at 8pm on Friday 10th December 2021. Everybody welcome. Covid19 guidelines will be adhered to.

CALLENDAR; 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.

St. Vincent De Paul collection will take place at Masses on 11th & 12th


JUNIOR NORTH KERRY CUP FINAL:  Moyvane will play Ballyduff in the Junior North Kerry Cup.  This game is provisionally fixed for Saturday, December 18.

LOTTO; Knockanure GAA Lotto Results; 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.

DRAW: Moyvane ICA Christmas Draw took place at the Marian Hall on Tues. 30th Nov. with the assistance of Mike Corridan and Noel Stack, longstanding sponsors of our annual draw. The Hamper won by Anna Fogarty, Curl Up n’ Dye and sponsored by North Cork Creameries. The Turkey won by Micheal Fogarty, Church Rd. and sponsored by Mike & Helen Corridan, Corridan’s Garage.  The Ham won by Denny Meehan, Woodgrove and sponsored by Noel Stack, Stacks Butchers. The Christmas cake won by Anna Marie Flaherty, Moyvane Village Pre-School. Thanks to North Cork Creameries who sponsor the Hamper each year. Finally, a big thank you to all who have supported the ICA over many years.’

LIVE CRIB:  Duagh Tidy Towns will open a special Crib and have it blessed on Saturday, December 18th at the Vigil Mass. All will be subject to public health guidelines and remain open

Throughout Christmas period from 11.00am-9.00pm. All proceeds are in aid of local charities.

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.

DEATH of Catherine Brosnan (née Kirby), Shronebeirne, Kilmorna, Listowel, on November 26th, 2021. Predeceased by her husband Jeremiah, daughter Moira and son-in-law Martin. Survived by her son John, daughters Nuala, Teresa and Rita, grandchildren Jason, Denise, Sarah, Kerri-Marie and Ritchie, great-grandchildren Rhiann and Reece, sister Peggy, son-in-law Richard, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Catherine was celebrated at Duagh Church, followed by burial afterwards in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh.

DEATH of Mary Ahern (née Dalton) of Coole West, Athea, on 28rd November 2021. Predeceased by her husband Mossy, sisters Peg (Joy) & Sr. Cyprian (Birmingham). Survived by her sons Christy & Gerard, daughter Marie, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters Josie (Clancy – Knockanure), Chris (Dalton – New York), daughter-in-law Cathy, nephews, and nieces, cousins.

Requiem Mass in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea on Wednesday, and burial immediately after in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH has taken place of Bridie C Shine (née Conroy), Knockanure Road, Moyvane, on November 30th, 2021. Predeceased by her husband Connie, infant son Connie, sisters Maureen, Monica, Elizabeth (Dolly) and her brother Jack. Survived by daughters Sheila and Margaret, grandchildren Anne and John, brothers Eddie and Dan, son-in-law Chris, sisters-in-law Marie, Rosaleen and Patricia, nephews, and nieces. Funeral Mass at the Assumption, Moyvane, on Thursday, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane. Her husband Connie, died in accident around time that President Kennedy was shot.

DEATH of Catherine White (née O’Sullivan), 11 Corrib Drive, Clareview, Limerick and late of Coilbee, Listowel, on November 30th, 2021, wife of the late Paddy. Survived by her daughter Anne, sons Tony, Alan and Robert, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sisters Breda, Maureen and Nellie, daughters-in-law, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

Requiem Mass for Catherine was celebrated at Christ The King Church, Caherdavin, on Thursday followed by burial afterwards in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH of Tom Barry, Pallas, Listowel, on November 29th, 2021. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Nora, brother Bob, sister Bridie and brother-in-law John Joe. Survived by his sister Hannah, brother-in-law Phil, nephews John Joe and Philip, nieces Hannah Mai and Yvonne and his nephews and nieces in the U.K, grandnephews, and grandnieces.

SYMPATHY to Timmy Murphy of Knockfinisk on the death of his wife Phyllis (nee Daly) recently. A native of Lixnaw/ Tralee, survived her brother Dr. Aidan Daly, (Tralee) and her sister Mary Kirby (Ardfert). She was involved in Humanitarian work in Papua New Guinea and Australia among others.


ANNIVERSARIES: Bridie Campbell, Fr. Liam Hayes, Sheila Nash, Tom J O’Donoghue, John Broderick, Tom Culhane, Peg Hayes, Bety Neumann, Nora Kennelly, Mary Daly, John Fitzgerald, Con Healy, Margaret Moloney, Jack Conroy, Breda Leahy, Paudie Mulvihill, Pat Flaherty,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 4th Dec.’21 –Moyvane for Maurice and Joe O’Connell, Dooncaha, Deceased Members O’Connell Family at 7.30pm; Sun. 5th Dec.’21 Knockanure for Mary Brosnan at 9.30am and

Moyvane for Paddy Mulvihill & Mary (nee Walsh) The Village at 11.00am; Mon. 6th Dec.’21 NO MASS; Tues. 7th Dec.’21 for John Quinn RIP, Leitrim Middle Private Intention, Vigil Mass                 10.00am and Vigil Mass at 7.30pm; Weds. 8th Dec.’21  Knockanure -Immaculate Conception, Holy Day Private Intention at 9.30am and Moyvane People of the Parish at 11.00am; Thurs. 9th Dec.’21  Moyvane Private Intention at 10.00am ; Fri. 10th Dec.’21  Knockanure -Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat. 11th Dec.’21 Moyvane for Sean & John O’Connor (Anniv.) Inchamore                 7.30pm and Sun. 12th Dec.’21 Knockanure for    Sheila Nash (Anniv.) Gortdromagouna, Deceased Members of Nash Family at 9.30am and Mass Moyvane for John “Jack” Stackpoole, Remembrance, Aughrim and Lower Athea, at 11.00am.

CONFESSIONS FOR LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA with a number of priests’ present will take place on Monday, December 20th at 8.00 p.m.

AGM: The Moyvane GAA Club AGM will be held on Friday, December 10 at 8.00pm in the Marian Hall.

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

BEST Wishes to Jacque Stackpoole, daughter of Margaret and Tom, who was recently married in Athea church to Con Wrenn of Tournafulla. The reception took place at the Devon Hotel.

Best wishes also to Jerry Clancy, Knockanure graduating from UCC with First Class Honours in Masters of Accounting.

ABROAD: Brendan Galvin, Arabian Celts Chairperson in Bahrain was recently interviewed, and remarked, “It was amazing to have a member of the Royal Family attend the event because they’re such powerful well-respected figures,” Guest of honour at the Men’s and Women’s Senior Finals 2021 in Bahrain, was Khalid Bin Hamad, a member of the Bahrain Royal Family and son of the country’s ruler, King Hamad.


HEROES: Radio Kerry want to know who you consider to be the Kerry Heroes of 2021. Each of eight award recipients will be given a specially created 2021 award, crafted and sponsored by Louis Mulcahy Pottery. Let them know, in 500 words, your choice.

FREE Parking for two hours in Listowel till end of month.

FUNDRAISER: The eighth annual Radio Kerry Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser for St Vincent de Paul on Friday, December 10, 2021. Over the past seven years, has led to over €120,000 being raised.

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”.

HEALTHY Athea invites you to join us at Páirc na nGael, Athea for a community walk/run each Tuesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm.

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.

GOAL Mile, supported by AIB, is held throughout December, in villages, towns and cities across Ireland and virtually throughout the world.

FUNDS: Minister Heather Humphreys, has announced €949,757 in funding for four Kerry outdoor projects. €500,000 to develop a 2.2km extension to the Coastal Greenway from Blennerville Village to Cockleshell Road which will join up with the Tralee-Fenit Greenway, a 13.5km coastal loop walk and cycleway. North Kerry Greenways receives €199,807 to provide furniture and a biodiversity trail to the Abbeyfeale-Listowel and Tralee-Fenit greenways.

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

RUN Ballybunion Road Races on Easter Saturday 16th April 2022. The races will feature the 10Km, a half marathon and a Kids Race. Further details later.

YOUTH:  Local Creative Youth Partnership at Kerry Education and Training Board has announced two strands of funding, to develop creativity projects for children and/or young people in their communities. More information about the application process, email  [email protected]

SANTA Claus will be at the Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival Christmas event to collect your Santa letters on Saturday, December 11th from 12 noon to 3.00pm at The Thatch. Please note that this is a free Outdoor Event.

MAGAZINE: The 2021 edition of Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine is now available in the usual outlets.

CHARITY: Ecclesiastical Insurance, has launched its annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign to give £120,000 (approx. €140,000) to good causes across Ireland and the UK. Nominate a charity online. Nominations are open until the 21st of December and you can vote for your favourite charity at


COMFORT For Chemo Kerry want to build a purpose built, facility for those who need Chemotherapy and Oncological treatments. The charity’s goal is to raise €5 million in order to provide this unit for the people of Kerry. The event begins with ‘Are we there yet?’ where they will walk/run an average 150km over the course of the first week of the event.   ViClarity US team will also be involved virtually .The ViClarity team is encouraging everyone to support them throughout the month of December. The donation page is–s-page.html.

More details at



INFORMATION: Listowel CIC at 35 The Square, Listowel, V31 YN52. Phone: 0818 07 7840.

BIKE: You can bring a bike if there is space in the luggage compartment. Bus Éireann charges a fee (currently €10) to bring a bike on a single journey.

CARDS: Marie O’Sullivan, Moyvane wanted to support the Sandy Kelly Concert for Churches Renovation Fund in Glenflesk Parish.  Unable to come to the concert Marie she decided to give  50 handmade Christmas cards.  The cards raised €205.00.

TROCAIRE’S Christmas Gifts campaign has raised over €39m since 2000 for the long-term work supporting families affected by the causes of poverty. Gifts can be purchased online at or by calling 1850 408 408.

LIMERICK: Snapshots of the Treaty City and County, 1840 – 1960’ is a joint publication by Listowel’s Vincent Carmody and Glin historian Tom Donovan. Vincent’s has several published works including, Snapshots of an Irish Market Town and his book on Newcastle West. Tom Donovan, works include book on the history of the Knights of Glin, and editor of the Old Limerick Journal.

BOOK: Survey of four local graveyards: Clounagh, Coolcappa, Kilscannell and Rathronan, is available  from Dooley’s Supervalu in Newcastle West or from Mary Kury at [email protected] or 0879282462.

BOOK: Lisa Fingleton is launching her book ‘The Last Hug For a While’ online Wednesday, December 8 at 8pm. Michael Harding will launch the book.

PRESIDENT Michael D. Higgins is pleased to announce the availability to the public of Machnamh 100 – Centenary Reflections, Volume 1. The book is available in eBook format free of charge and can be downloaded. The book brings together the speeches and discussions, chaired by Dr John Bowman, at the first three of the President’s series of six Machnamh 100 seminars looking at the events of a century ago.


SOUNDEST TOWN; Judges in the Cadbury and Today FM, Sound Town competition, have declared that Abbeyfeale is Ireland’s Soundest Town.

SIAMSA Tíre -treat in the lead up to Christmas in the safe environment of our spacious auditorium. Why not join us for the Ficino Ensemble at Siamsa Tíre on Fri. 10th Dec. at 8pm. Booking at or call 066-7123055.  Singer Eddi Reader is celebrating her 40th year on stage next year with a ’40 Years Live’ concert tour including Siamsa Tire on February 19th, her grandmother, Margaret Nammock, came from Tralee and went to Scotland in the 1920s.

WATER: National Water Ambassador Programme. The year’s programme will run until April, 2022. Successful candidates took part in an online, interactive training day with speakers from Green-Schools, Irish Water, Clean Coasts and past ambassadors.

CARBON Cost of Christmas; Our total consumption and spending on food, travel, lighting and gifts over three days of festivities could result in as much as 650 kg of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) per person.

Lighting in Tralee Town for Christmas shows, concern by the Council officials for the environment.

The quickest way to cut carbon emissions, is reduce wages of the upper classes, who lead the rest of us by their example.

KNOCK:    Thursday 2 December Fr Eamonn Conway –  Synodality: What does it mean?;  Thursday 9 December Julie Kavanagh – Synodality: How does it work?; Thursday 16 December Fr Eamonn Conway – Synodality: Why does it matter?. Find out more at


FAIR: Royal Ulster Winter Fair takes place at Balmoral Park on the outskirts of Lisburn on Thursday, December 9, 2021.

DAIRY Herd; Kerry has nearly 105,000 cows and Limerick have 124, 411 cows, and Clare 35,094 cows.

IFA president, Tim Cullinan has said that a letter sent by MEP Ciarán Cuffe to banking CEOs was a “disgraceful act by a Dublin-based MEP, seeking to sabotage farmers and rural Ireland”.

One in 20 farmers are under the age of 35 years, 30% are aged 65 and over.

CENSUS hubs that will provide free access to the 1921 Census of England and Wales, from 6 January 2022.


CHAIRMAN: Mundy Hayes, chairman of Kerry Co-Op since 2016, will step down as Chairman at its December board meeting.

VISIT to learn more about the questions that Pope Francis is asking us to reflect on.

MARKING Machines, costing E12,650  have been bought by the Limerick Council. 24 guards have been trained to use them.

TOASTMASTERS Listowel will meet on zoom Dec 9, see details on facebook.

HOT SEATS: GM Company has announced that due to the ongoing chip shortage, it’ll no longer be able to offer heated or ventilated seats on virtually all its upcoming SUVs and pickups.

HANDEL’S  MESSIAH;  Due to our current situation in the pandemic Handel’s Messiah has been rescheduled to the 7th May 2022 in St Mary’s Cathedral Killarney.

ARTS: An online workshop for each of the county’s five municipal districts will take place on the following dates. Please email [email protected] for the zoom link to attend the workshop for the Municipal District in which your event/festival takes place.

Tralee Municipal District: Monday 6^th Dec1  7.15pm to 8.45pm

Killarney Municipal District:  Tuesday 7^th Dec 7.15pm to 8.45pm

Kenmare Municipal District:  Wednesday 8^th Dec 2021  7.15pm to 8.45pm

Listowel Municipal District: Thurs 9^th Dec 2021 7.15pm to 8.45pm

Castleisland-Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District:  Monday 13^th Dec  7.15pm to 8.45pm

The new strand (Live Performance Support Scheme 2021 – Strand II) will have a fund of €2 million available to support large-scale seasonal musical theatre and pantomime in 2021. The scheme aims to assist the live performance sector to create employment opportunities over the Christmas period 2021 for artists, performers, technicians and support staff through the provision of high quality seasonal musical theatre and pantomime.

Deadline 1pm on Monday 13 December 2021.

More details (



COVID: The Swedish Public Health Agency has announced a change in the Covid-19 guidelines. From November 1st, fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to take a Covid-19 test before returning to work after they recover – with a few exceptions.

ESTUARY Rollers tractor run began at the Mart Listowel on Dec 5th at 4pm and ended at Knockdown Arms.

COLMCILLE: He was at the centre of a bloody battle and founded a monastery that became a beacon of civilization in the Dark Ages. He’s even said to have taken on the Loch Ness Monster. But who was Colmcille, the Irish abbot, known in Scotland as St. Columba? This exciting new documentary, broadcast on the 1500th anniversary of his birth, explores the man, the myth and his legacy today.

On TG4- 7/12 @ 21:30.

REDEMPTORIST: One hundred years after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, Sagairt na Síochána reveals the remarkable roles played by Irish Redemptorist priests in brokering the most important peace deals between Irish Republicans and British governments in the 20th century. Archbishop Patrick Clune from County Clare was a secret intermediary between British Prime Minister Lloyd George and Sinn Féin leaders including Michael Collins back in 1921. In Belfast, Fr Alec Reid initiated the Hume-Adams talks in 1986 which led to the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.

TG4 – 8/12 @ 21:30.

ADVENT: History and Meaning of the Advent Wreath

The lights of the candles on the Advent Wreath break through the darkness, reminding us of the Light of Christ that we anticipate during this holy season of Advent. Like many of our Church traditions, the use of the Advent Wreath with its evergreens and its lighted candles finds its origins in pagan tradition and ritual. “Pre-Germanic peoples used wreaths with lit candles during the dark and cold of winter as signs of hope in the future warmth and lengthening sunlit days of spring. Similarly, Scandinavians lit candles which were placed around a wheel, and prayers were offered to the god of light to turn the wheel of the earth back toward the sun to lengthen the days and restore warmth.” In the middle ages, Germanic peoples began incorporating a lighted wreath into the Christian season of Advent. It didn’t gain widespread popularity until the 1800s.


The Advent Wreath is symbolic. The evergreens used for the wreath itself are reminders of life. Shaping them into a circle reinforces that meaning. The circle is also a sign of everlasting life as well as the eternity of God.


The four candles used, three purple and one rose, mark the Sundays of Advent before Christmas. The purple candles are reminders that this should be a time of prayer and sacrifice to prepare us for the second coming of Christ. On the third Sunday, the rose candle is lit to announce Gaudete Sunday, (Gaudete means rejoice) a Sunday of rejoicing for Christ’s coming is near. With the lighting of that third candle, brightness is growing and the darkness is being overcome.

A fifth and larger white candle in the centre represents Christ. It is lit on Christmas Eve as a declaration that Christ has come into the world and the darkness is vanquished utterly.

The Advent Wreath serves as a powerful visual reminder of the holiness of the season. The light of the candles invites us to quiet ourselves during this busy time and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. It provides an invitation to wait and pray in hopeful anticipation for the coming of Christ. We are called to welcome the light of Christ into our lives.


OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY 2022 -Fr. Dan O’Riordan will be the spiritual director for this pilgrimage.  It takes place from August 7-13 and will include category 1 Passion Play tickets.  Flights from Dublin direct to Munich.  For details contact Premier Travel on 021 4277700.


REFLECTION – “Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.” – Friederich Schiller.

POPE on Greek Economic Crisis: Human Dignity Must Be at the Centre of Political Debate

The country’s unemployment rate is above 25%, and individuals are unable to remove more than $70 a day from ATMs.

MOON – December 19th full moon  is commonly referred to as the Full Cold Moon.


The Anglo-Irish Treaty signed in London – archive, 1921.



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.



HISTORY & Heritage of the Limerick Diocese


SOUL CITY; Half a century ago, a multiracial new town envisioned by a leading Black activist was one of the most visible and ambitious projects to emerge from the civil rights era. Today it is almost entirely forgotten.



Now for the first time in our planet’s history, Earth is going to hit back.

At 6:40 a.m. GMT on November 24, a NASA mission called DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, to embark on a nearly year-long voyage around the sun. If all goes well, DART’s journey will end on the evening of September 26, 2022, when the golf cart-size spacecraft will intentionally slam into a little, unsuspecting asteroid called Dimorphos.

Dimorphos is a harmless space potato, a 525-foot-wide “moonlet” that orbits a bigger asteroid called Didymos every 11 hours and 55 minutes. DART’s mission is to smash into Dimorphos at roughly 15,000 miles an hour, altering the moonlet’s orbit around its parent body. The name Dimorphos, Greek for “having two forms,” was chosen because the asteroid will have one form before DART and one form after.



New York NY Irish American Advocate 1913-1915 – 0879.pdf

8 Jan 1915 ?

The Death of Mr John Bolton -Sills?, which occurred at his residence, Lixnaw, on December 8 , removes a personality of the old type. He was a true Nationalist, and was a prominent figure in the days of the land struggle. He was one of the best farmers in North Kerry, and his death, at he age of 74 year will be much regretted by a large circle of friends


After requiem mass at Ballybunion, the Most Rev. Dr. Mangan presiding, the remains were laid to rest, in presence of a large attendance of the clergy and the public, of the late Very Canon Molyneux , P.P.., V.G. During the procession through the town the blinds in many private residences and business establishments were drawn. His gentle manner, his care for his parishioners, and his labours for them in general endeared him to his flock.


News has reached Tipperary of the death at the front of Constable Thos. Keating, R I. C. Deceased, a native of Kerry, was very popular among his comrades at home and the people in general. He was a reservist in the Irish Guards.


Corporal M. Riordan, of the Irish Guards, writing to his brother William, who resides at Kealduve, Glenbeigh, Kerry, from an hospital In Leicester, where he is recovering from a wound in the leg, says the saddest sights at the front are the civilians, who rather die than leave their homes, while cows go unmilked and unfed, or let out of house get killed by shot or shell.

Twelve more wounded soldiers have arrived at Glenbeigh, which makes a total of 32 there at present. The men were given enthusiastic welcome, and Father Lynch, addressing the gathering in Irish and French, gave the visitors a cordial welcome, paid a tribute to their Indomitable, courage, and expressed the deep sympathy of all with them In their sufferings. Mr O’Donnell M. P,? also associated himself with the welcome to the Belgians.


The Rev. Father Kelly and the Rev. Father Hayes, Newcastlewest, in response to a deputation, which, headed by the members of the Irish National Foresters, Drapers’ Assistants, G. A A. sections of the Irish National Volunteers, and the Castlewest brass and reed band, waited on them on Sunday evening, consented to continue to act as chairman and treasurer, respectively, of that branch of the Irish National Volunteers.



The “Dublin Gazette” announces the bankruptcy of Robert Stack, John Redmond street. Cork, box manufacturer.


A claim for £100 Has been lodged by the Castlebar Volunteer Committee in regard to alleged malicious injury by the theft of twenty-five rifles from Rooney Hall. A Sum of £600 has been collected In the Galway Diocese on behalf of Belgian relief as a result of Most Rev. Dr. O’Dea’s appeal.


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1913-1915 – 0877.pdf

Jan 8 1915 ?

Another great meeting of  the Gaelic Athletic Association of the United States was held on Sunday afternoon at Snow’s Hall 119th street and Eight avenue, where many teams were represented, ————————-

PAT CASEY, the husky captain of the Kerry football team, will have a brand new honour conferred on him a week from to-night, for Paddy will be the floor manager at the annual ball of the Merry Harvesters which will be held at Jim Coffey’s Hall, 155th street and Eight Avenue on Saturday night January 16. ———————————- Jack Kennelly is in charge of the arrangement committee a ———————————- JACK KENNELLY the famous Kerry footballer, is just getting over a bad spell of sickness. Jack was laid up during the holidays and will be well again soon. He promises to show up at Jim Coffey’s Hall on Saturday night where his dancing class Is the best patronized in the city Jack Is very popular. ———————

THE GAELS from Abbeyfeale are to hold a swell affair at Coffey’s Hall. 155th street and Eighth avenue on January 23,


Up, KERRY: Tarbert Ball, This night to be a Hummer, (see paper for list attending) ———————-

Exhibitions of Gaelic dancing will be featured and the Kennelly brothers with Tommy Carroll will be the artists of this occupation.



Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Charles Harvey and Fuu Ming Kai, a former postdoc from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, worked in collaboration with researchers from the University of California at Irvine to publish a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, where they discuss radiocarbon measurements on the Indonesian fires and confirm that the smoke is originating from burning peatlands, rather than the popular belief of deforestation and waste burning.


Harvey and Kai, who have been conducting research in the region since 2014, sampled and carbon dated the carbonaceous aerosol from September of 2014 to October of 2015. The results of their study found that the carbon level of the smoke plume had an intermediate age ranging from 1,000 to 3,000 years old. This confirmed that approximately 85 percent of the smoke was come from burning peatlands.


Tropical peatlands may contain as much carbon as the amount consumed in nearly a decade of global fossil fuel use, and raging peat fires in Indonesia alone have been estimated in some years to contribute 10 to 40 percent as much greenhouse gas to the atmosphere as all the world’s fossil fuel burning.



COMET C/2021 A1 Leonard,

The comet’s position in the sky will change daily. Charts showing its location are available to see on, which states it will start off being visible in Northern Hemisphere skies.It last visited us about 70,000 years ago, reported.

Next meteor shower will be the Geminids, which are due to peak on the night of December 13 to December 14, according to the American Meteor Society.




Expo 2020 Dubai is taking place from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first World Expo ever hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. Deferred for a year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is one of the first truly global, post-pandemic international gatherings of nations.



As Ireland broke away from British colonial control 100 years ago, a man was executed by the IRA, by men he knew. Why? And what impact did it have on all those involved?



GAA Knockanure Lotto Results 23 Nov 2021; There was no winner of the €9300. Numbers drawn were 9, 15, 21, 24. Lucky dip winners were;1. Mary Barry, Knockanure; 2. Breda O’Keeffe, Kilmorna; 3. JJ Clancy, Knockanure; 4. Liz Gould, c/o Gould’s Shop; 5. Steph & Cathal, Asdee, c/o Gould’s Shop

Next week’s draw will be on Tuesday 30th November with jackpot up to €9400.

MATCH: North Kerry Senior Championship Quarter Final Sunday 5th December @ 12 pm in Brosna

Knocknagoshel V Castleisland Desmonds; North Kerry Minor Championship Semi Final

Sunday 5th December @ 11.30am in Knockanure, Knocknagoshel/Brosna/Duagh V Ballyduff

Details of the GAA Kerry Health and Wellbeing Committee and the Initiatives run under the auspices of the committee are summarised on their site.

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