Knockanuare Notes- February 20th 2022.

CHURCH: Your Input Please.  Periodically, especially in the light of Pope Francis’ call for a more Synodal Church and more locally considering the changes in the Parish, our way of operating needs refreshing. All Parishioners are now invited to be part of this.  ‘Parish Consultation’ envelopes available from the Parish Office.  Inside is a sheet and envelope marked ‘Parish Consultation’.  There you are encouraged to make some comment and to propose people with leadership gifts.  Please return the envelope marked ‘Parish Consultation’ through the collection basket/to the Parish Office or however you decide, on or before Sunday March 6th.  It will be regarded as confidential to the P.P.  Of course, people are welcome to come and share with the PP in person/letter/email ([email protected]).

LENT: The Diocese will host an online Lenten Workshop for Parish Choirs, Musicians, Cantors and Music Directors on Tuesday, February 22nd at 7:30pm.  The workshop will provide an opportunity to learn new music.  To register contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email [email protected] for more information.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results from Tuesday February 15th, Jackpot €2,700. Numbers Drawn: 4, 11, 19, and 32. No winner. Lucky Dips of €25 went to: 1. Marguerite Woods, Knockanure; 2. Tara and Joseph, Knocknasna; 3. Paddy Neville, c/o Kevins Bar; 4. Steve Smith, Ploughman Bar Abbeyfeale, and 5. JJ Clancy, Knockanure. Next draw is on February 24th in the clubhouse. All are welcome.

The Jackpot will be €2,800.

AGM of Moyvane Development Association will take place in The Marian Hall on Tuesday March 8th at 8pm. New members are welcome.

WOMEN: “The Women’s Group” at Listowel Family Resource Centre welcomes women in the community to come along for a relaxing Tuesday evening on 1st March at 8pm and every Tuesday thereafter at 8pm.  The group hope to do lots of activities including cookery, crafts etc.  If you have a skill you would like to share that would be wonderful.  Contact Bridie 086-8556431

AGM of Moyvane Youth Club will take place on 28th Feb. @ 7.30pm in the Marian Hall.  Volunteers are urgently required for the continuation of the Youth Club.

SYMPATHY: At a recent Board of Management at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy was passed – To the extended Doody Family on the death of Pat Doody Kilmorna; To the Keane Family Kilmeaney on the death of Timmy Keane; To the McNamara  Family on the death  Father Kevin McNamara Cooraclare; To the Stack Family on the death of John Stack Galebridge; To the Leahy Family on the death of Michael Leahy who died in America, and to the Murphy Family on the death of Aisling Murphy  Cully, Blueball, Co. Offaly.

DEATH recently of Sr. Margaret (Austin) Stack, Liverpool U.K. (order of Servants of the Mother of God), late of Cahirdown, Listowel.

DEATH on 17th February, 2022 of William Billy Leahy, Trien, Kilmorna. Billy is predeceased by his grandparents Tim & Hannah Leahy, Trien, Kilmorna and Dan and Mai Quinn Leitrim West, Moyvane, his infant brother baby Leahy, uncle Michael Leahy, New York, Aunts Margaret (Peggy) Horan, New Jersey and Nora Myers (New York), cousins Nora and baby Leah O’Donoghue and baby Róisín Curtin.

Billy is survived by his daughter Emily-Rose, partner Maryann (Duagh) his heartbroken parents Willie Joe & Eileen, brothers Timmy and his wife Melissa (Tralee), Daniel and his partner Michelle (Killarney) sisters Eilish Kearney and her husband Tommy (Moyvane), Teresa Whyte and her husband Timmy (Behins) Uncles Pat, Teddy, Jerry, Mattie and John Joe, aunts Maureen and Bridget, nieces, and nephews. Reposing at his residence in Trien, Kilmorna, Eircode V31 E363 on Sunday, 20th February, from 2.30 p.m. to 5.00pm. Funeral cortege will depart his residence on Monday at 11.15 a.m. approx. on route to Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure for 12 noon requiem mass. Billy will be laid to rest in Ahavoher cemetery, Moyvane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Carmel Hynes, Kathleen Flavin, Bridget Softley, Patrick J Flavin, Eileen Kennelly, Maggie Moore, Breda Woulfe, Cathleen O’Sullivan, Bridie Stackpoole, Eileen McGrath, Richard Brosnan, Dan Hanrahan, Sr. Joan Mulvihill, Tom Barton, Hannah Francis Daly, Nora Hurley, Gerry Brosnan, Jack Flavin, MASS Intentions; Sat.19th Feb.’22- Moyvane for James Fitzmaurice, (Anniv.) Dublin & Leitrim Middle           7.30pm; Sun.20th Feb.’22-Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for John Carmody, Month’s Mind at 11.00am; Mon.21st Feb.’22 No Mass in Church; Tues.22nd Feb.’22- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Weds.23rd Feb.’22- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.24th Feb.’22 at Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.25th Feb.’22- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.26th Feb.’22- Moyvane for Denis Mulvihill (Anniv.) Leitrim West at 7.30pm and Mass on Sun.27th Feb.’22 in Knockanure for Nell Flavin (1st Anniv.) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Henry & Bridie Stackpoole (Anniv.) at 11.00am.

TALK; The Healthy Athea Club has invited Ciaran Carey, former hurling manager, selector and player and now working as an addiction counsellor to give a talk on, February 25th at Con Colbert Hall.

ACTIVE RETIRED are looking for new members. We are meeting in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tuesday 15th of February from 2.30pm. to 4.30pm. If attending please phone Sr. Eileen @ 068-21156.

RETURN to Glórach Bingo on Monday, 28th February with the start time of 8.30 pm.

PLAY:  Athea Drama group, Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel in Con Colbert Hall. Evening shows on Sunday, 20, Wednesday, 23, Thursday, 24, and Saturday, February 26. The doors open at 7pm with curtain up at 7.30pm each evening. Booking is necessary. The tickets ring 087- 6926746. The Spike Players Knocknagoshel proudly present ‘For Better or For Worse’ February 25, 26, 27th & March 4, 5, 6th at 8pm in Knocknagoshel Community Centre. Tickets 087 705 0670.

ST JOHN’S: Mikel Murfi’s one-man show, The Man in the Woman’s Shoes, is a comedy that celebrates oddballs, eccentrics and the plain daft, on 24th February at 8pm. Friday 25th February at 1pm. Loco and Reckless Productions Present I Hear You and Rejoice, a sequel to Mikel Murfi’s acclaimed solo piece The Man in the Woman’s Shoes. Details from 068 22566.

MUSIC: Alan Finn of Shandrum Céilí band fame, he will be joined on the night by musicians that includes Keelan McGrath, Seán Kelliher and singer Annmarie O’Riordan, takes place at 8 pm on Saturday, February 19th at Glorach Abbeyfeale.  Tickets 0871383940.

Jimmy Buckley and his Band will be at the Duagh Sports and Leisure Complex for an evening of Music on Friday, March 18.  Further information 087 2684540.

LIXNAW: 32nd annual féile feabhra will open on Friday 25th Feb. KASA will perform in concert with fiddle, guitar, accordion and vocals, commencing at 8pm.

IRISH: Tráth na gCeist/Table Quiz in the Dúchas Comhaltas Centre, Tralee on Sunday the 6th March @ 3.30pm as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge 2022.

FLEADH: Entry Forms for Fleadh Competitions, closing date for entries 26 March 2022.

SCOR na nÓg. The North Kerry District final will be held on the Weekend of the 12th / 13th of March.

LIMERICK County Fleadh Cheoil will be held over the June Bank Holiday weekend in Athea.

SIAMSA TIRE Concert, featuring Danny O’Mahony & Steve Cooney on Friday, 25th February – 8.00pm.  Tickets available from Siamsa – 0667123055.

EUROVISION, Applications are open to solos, duets and groups of up to a maximum of 6 people. The closing date for entries is the 6th of March 2022. To apply all you need is a 40 second clip of the applicant singing.

GREEN Team and Active Team are inviting you all to take part in The Big Travel Challenge 2022. Greenschools Ireland are encouraging more students to enjoy the benefits of actively travelling to school in the month of February .

WILDFLOWER garden recommended plants: Dandelion, Knapweed, Bush Vetch, heathers, willows,  Red Clover and White Clover, Bramble, Bird’s-foot-trefoil, and Lavender.

SEAWEED contains, Protein: Copper: Calcium: Cobalt: Magnesium, and Selenium.

GRANT of over 59.000 for Knockanure GAA for Walkway, Ballstop, and mower. Moyvane Community Sports Centre are to receive over 39,000 for refurbishment.

FESTIVALS & events are eligible to apply for grants. Closing date: Monday 28th February.

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Kerry County Council’s Tourism Office are currently accepting applications for Fáilte Ireland’s Regional Festival & Participative Events Programme. Closing date: 1st March.

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An Introduction to Writing for Children’s Animation Screen Ireland

YOUNG People; YSI offers young people a fun and engaging experience through which you will develop skills, discover  talents, make new friends and, most importantly, realise that we all have the ability to make a positive change in the world around us.


IRISH MEN’S ROSARY of reparation, repentance and conversion of our nation will take place in The Square, Tralee on Saturday March 5th at 1pm. More details from or phone John on 087 6951298 or James on 087 1733376. Family members also welcome.

LATIN MASS will be offered on Sunday 27th February, at 1:00pm at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee, V92 DX62, by Fr. Martin Hegarty. More information from [email protected]

FARMERS: The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, 2022 Basic Payment Scheme is now open for applications. The closing date for BPS applications is Monday, May 16, 2022.

BOOK; A Centenary of Salesian Memories’ was officially launched in Fernbank on January 31st 2022.Fernbank was where the first four Salesian Sisters arrived in Limerick on October 23rd 1924.

LOCALS noticed exercising on TV recently was Amanda O’Connor daughter of Mike O’Connor, his Mother is from Knockanure.

ROAD Forward initiative, more than 1,900 sixth class pupils in Ireland will be given a copy of Why the Moon Travels, a collection of folk tales rooted in the oral tradition of the Irish Traveller community collected by Oein DeBhairduin and illustrated by Leanne McDonagh. The $55 million, global initiative fosters Respect, Opportunity, Achievement and Diversity (ROAD) for youth and families.

OPENING: Aqua Dome will reopen to customers on Tuesday, March 15.

HISTORY:  Garda want us to share any stories, or memorabilia as they prepare for their 100th Anniversary.

FESTIVAL: Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival 2022, will take place this year from  March 24th to 27th. Closing date for entries to the writing competitions is February 28

FAIRTRADE Fortnight 21 Feb. to 6th March. Buy tea, coffee, chocolate, bananas, cocoa etc and help support farmers in the third world with fair prices for their produce.

KERRY County Council has €29,564,872 to spend in 2022 on regional and local roads. Many wonder how much is spent in the office, before a shovel of gravel is in place.

EVENT in Ballylongford, Irish Traditional Trades Fair on the weekend of 30-31 July. 33 different traditional trades and craftspeople are interested in attending.

CHURCH: We have a new period in the liturgical year of the Church. On Septuagesima Sunday we begin the preparations for the season of Lent.

MOTHERS PRAYERS WEEKEND: at Knock 25th to 27th March. Ring Knock House Hotel 094 9388088 to book stating you are a part of this group. Enquiries Mary 087 9230160.

PASSION Play back again at Oberammergau, from June 14 to 26, 2022.

BOOK: Dr Mícheál Ó Fathartaigh is author of Developing Rural Ireland: A History of the Irish Agricultural Advisory Services (Wordwell Books, 2021).

PRIESTHOOD – Zoom with Seminarians and Priests

On Tuesday 1st March @ 8pm there will be an opportunity for young men to join in on a Zoom meeting to find out more about priesthood and to hear directly from two young men who are currently studying for the priesthood in our National Seminary in Maynooth. The event is being run by the National Vocations Office. Further information and registration details can be obtained by emailing [email protected] or by visiting

NUN: Sister Andre Randon, a French nun, celebrated her 118th birthday on Feb. 11. 2022. She is the second-oldest living person in the world and the oldest living person in Europe, says the Gerontology Research Group.

DUAGH Confirmation will be administered by Fr. Declan O’Connor to the pupils of 5th & 6th classes of both Duagh NS & Lyre NS on Thursday, 31st March.

TRIAL balloon is a proposal that you mention or an action that you try in order to find out other people’s reactions to it, especially if you think they are likely to oppose it.

IFA Tension notes: “Some foods actually cause increased tension, for example, coffee, tea, chocolate, alcohol and soft drinks. These are often the foods we crave when we are stressed so be aware and try to limit your intake of them.”


NEW Moon on 2nd of March, Mars, Saturn and Venus will appear, close before sunrise during the last two weeks of March.

COLLEGE – St Michael’s Listowel are building a special education teaching room, a multimedia room, a music room, an art room, two science labs and a project store room, reconfiguration works to upgrade an existing art room, converting it into a mainstream classroom.

TG4; The first episode of ‘Contractors’ airs on TG4 on Thursday, February 24 at 9.30pm.

SHOW: The Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association, take place outdoors at Punchestown Racecourse, Nass, on Wednesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 14.

TAISCE legal action, held up the €140 million development at Belview for past two years and now costs will raise, were they using government funds to delay the project. How much extra CO2 was created in the process?

Feast of Saint Peter’s Chair, is celebrated on Tuesday 22nd February. This relic, kept in St. Peter’s basilica in Rome, reminds us of the mission of Peter and his successors as Pope – to tend the people of God in faith and in charity. Feast of Saint Finnian is celebrated on Wednesday 23rd February. St. Finnian of Clonard, Co. Meath, one of the ‘Twelve Apostles of Ireland’. Clonard was one of the most famous monasteries in Ireland and students came there from all over Europe.

CURLING STONE: Did you know that all the curling stones used at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are made on the tiny uninhabited island of Ailsa Craig, off the coast of Scotland?

Kays Curling’s workshop in Mauchline, Ayrshire, has been making curling stones for the Winter Olympics since the Chamonix Games in 1924. The Ailsa Craig granite, hewn from a quarry on the island, is some of the hardest and purest in the world, making it perfect for the wet, icy surface curling is played on.


DOGS: The dirtiest dog breeds most likely to collect mud on a walk have been revealed – and Yorkshire Terriers have taken the top spot.

DINNER: Irish Sheepdog Trials Society are holding a celebratory dinner dance on Saturday the 5th March 2022 at the Killarney Avenue Hotel. Dinner at 8pm followed with music by “The Best of Friends”. Tickets for the dinner dance are on sale. Tom O’Sullivan is only the fifth Irishman to win the Supreme Championship, the most coveted trophy in sheepdog trialling since it began in 1947 and will be attending.



OLYMPICS: Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed a more “green, inclusive, open and corruption-free” Winter Olympics. Organizers say all venues use renewable energy—primarily solar and wind—to minimize their carbon footprint, with some using a natural carbon dioxide refrigeration system to keep ice rinks frozen. Beijing has also planted tens of thousands of trees in an attempt to offset some of the emissions from the Games.

However, hosting an athletic contest based on snow and ice in a city where the average temperature does not drop below freezing, and which faces chronic water scarcity, is at odds with that goal, critics say.


RESEARCH: A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’ will be rolled out under the EU Joint programming Initiative with the DAFM contributing funding of €500,000 to facilitate the participation of researchers in eligible Irish institutions.

New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXV, 24 December 1897, Page 9

KERRY— A Klondyke Millionaire-— Mr Patrick Galvin, one of Klondyke’s millionaires, has arrived in Listowel, whence he emigrated over twenty years ago to America, and where he experienced varying fortunes until he struck for Klondyke, where he became immensely rich. He refused £200,000 for some land he owns there and sold one of his claims for £20,000 before starting for Ireland. His account of the journey from the new gold country is most interesting. Mr Galvin, who was accompanied by his wife, travelled by the Dalton trail and had to tramp 374 miles, and Mrs Gaivin had to walk 150 miles during the journey. When starting from Klondyke they had eleven pack horses, and at the journey’s end they had but four. The provision’s too, ran scarce, and they had to subsist on flour and water for a considerable time.

Galvin Listowel Klondyke 1898 | northkerry

Aug 26, 2014 – 18 Jan 1898 Morning Bulletin Rockhamption MINING NOTES. story from Queenstown -Patrick Galvin, his wife, and sister have reached here …

18 Jan 1898 Morning Bulletin Rockhamption

MINING NOTES. story from Queenstown

-Patrick Galvin, his wife, and sister have reached here from Klondyke, having travelled from Now York by the Canard Liner Lucania He is described as the ‘Irish Millionaire,’ and is possessed of immense wealth He says he declined an offer of £200,000 made to him before Leaving Klondyke for the purchase of some land there, and that be disposed of one of his claims for £20,000 when coming over here to spend the winter with the old people in County Kerry His party travelled by the Dalton trail They started with eleven pack horses and arrived with four Galvin walked 574 miles and his wife 150 miles of the journey Their provisions ran low, and they were compelled to live on flour and water, which he described as being most sustaining and nourishing Speaking of the climate, be said nobody need be afraid of it, for although he had seen a temperature registered of 87° below zero, the climate on the whole is clear and healthy, and the weather from April to June is the finest be ever saw He emigrated to Klondyke four years ago a poor man, and now returns to his native land a rich one He brings a large nugget of gold, which he is exhibiting, for his father in Listowel, County Kerry

MORE: Pat Galvin- Galvin was a one-time town marshal from Helena, Montana who sought fame once he had found his fortune in gold. Galvin spent his gold freely on everyone, and it was said that he was good for two thousand dollars a night in the various Dawson saloons. The free-spending Galvin sunk the profits of his Bonanza claim into a steamboat company which failed miserably. An even heavier millstone around Galvin’s neck was his financial manager, who embezzled forty thousand dollars and, when forgiven by Galvin, promptly forged a cheque and set out for South Africa. Upon learning of the defection, Galvin merely said “he was a good fellow.”


Kerry Champion 8 2 1941 reports

Floods on the continent. Hungry, the Danube and Budapest, thousands of homes collapsed as a result of floods. Tiber in flood. Snow fell for 48 hours in Auvergne. Spain bad weather. Tidal wave reported from Cantabrian Coast.


Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, January 11, 1947; Section: Front page, Page: 1

Week-End Storm. Damage in The South

ONE of the worst storms within living memory swept the entire South of Ireland over the weekend. Flooding occurred in many areas and rivers were abnormally swollen. Several roads were blocked by fallen trees, while in some districts the electric current failed and candles had to be resorted to for lighting.



FROZEN: In natural, permanently frozen habitats, some organisms may be preserved for hundreds to tens of thousands of years. For example, stems of Antarctic moss were successfully regrown from an over millennium-old sample covered by ice for about 400 years 1

. Likewise, whole campion plants were regenerated from seed tissue preserved in relict 32,000-year-old permafrost 2

, and nematodes were revived from the permafrost of two localities in northeastern Siberia, with source sediments dated over 30,000 years BP 3

. Bdelloid rotifers, microscopic multicellular animals, are known for their ability to survive extremely low temperatures 4



YOUNG adults (16 – 30 year olds) to Taizé, France from Sunday, June 26th until Sunday July 3rd 2022.  If you are interested and would like more information and other details, please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email [email protected]



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