Knockanuare Notes-February 27th 2022

CHURCH: Eucharistic Adoration will resume on Tuesday’s starting 1st March, immediately after Mass until 11.30am. Eucharistic Ministers.  As we renew commitments on Holy Thursday, if you have been and wish to continue this Ministry or if you would like to become a Eucharistic Minister, please let Shane Hanrahan know as soon as possible or contact the Parish Office. Please return ‘Parish Consultation’ invitation on/before next Sunday 6th March. Confessions: Saturdays 6.45 – 7.15 pm.

FEET: Chiropodist in the Marian Hall Friday 4th March @ 10.00am. To book phone Noreen O’Connell 068-49238.

ST PIO & First Friday Evening Mass Listowel at  6.45pm.

BEREAVED: Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday 8th March at 7:20pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. We also offer an online support group and you can get further information on this by contacting us in [email protected]


DEATH of Joan Brown (nee Kennelly), (Grace Park, Dublin formerly Moyvane,), died 24th February 2022, sadly missed by her husband Paul and children Neil, Jackie, Alan and Emma, her angel baby Claire, son-in-law Wouter, daughter-in-law Frankie, grandchildren Emily, Cadhla, Hannah, Louisa, Ciara, Aoibheann, Pippa and Finn, her brother Jimmy and sisters Peg, Philly, Mary, Kate and Noreen, nieces, and nephews. Funeral mass will take place Tuesday 1st March at 11.00am at Our Lady of Consolation Church, Donnycarney and can be viewed via the following link

DEATH of Ella Corridan (née Quinlan) The Square, Listowel, on 23rd February 2022. Wife of the late Dr Robert and mother of Pat, Veronica, Catherine, Richard, Robert, Paul, Bernice and John. Predeceased by her sister Margaret (Keane), brother Brendan, stepsisters Rosie (Harty), Bertha (Kenny), Mary (Sr. Brendan) and stepbrother Richard. Sadly missed by her family, sister Ray (Colivet), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law, Mary, Marge, Dolores, Annette and Jo and sons-in-law Con and Hugh, nieces, and nephews.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Behan, Nora Mary King, Noirin O’Hanlon, Patsy Kennelly, Tracy Kennedy, Nell Flavin, Elizabeth Flaherty, Bobby Buckley, Siobhan Stack,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.26th Feb.’22 at Moyvane for Denis Mulvihill (Anniv.) Leitrim West at 7.30pm; Sun.27th Feb.’22- Knockanure for Nell Flavin (1st Anniv.) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Henry & Bridie Stackpoole (Anniv.)at 11.00am; Mon.28th Feb.’22 No Mass in Church; Tues.1st Mar.’22- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Weds.2nd Mar.’22- Knockanure, Ash Wednesday at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane at 7.30pm; Thurs.3rd Mar.’22- Moyvane          a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.4th Mar.’22- Knockanure for Richie & Mary Brosnan (Anniv.) Coilogurteen at 10.00am;

Sat.5th Mar.’22- Moyvane for Jerry Brosnan (Anniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.6th Mar.’22 at Knockanure for Hugh Goulding (1st Anniv.) Knockanure Village at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Ann Flahavan (Anniv.)              11.00am.

CANCER: Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House will run a 6 week Thriving and Surviving course online via Zoom commencing Wednesday March 2nd from 10.30 am to 1 pm. The course is to help support people recovering after cancer treatment. If you are interested or would like to know more about this course, then please contact Reception on 066 7192122

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

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

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

TEMPERENANCE SUNDAY 27th February we have been asked to bring your attention to being temperate, So many homes and families struggle with a family member with problematic, drinking, drug-taking or gambling. We keep all suffering from any addiction in our prayers at this time.

EMIGRATION 85,000 Irish emigrated in last two years.

NEW MOON on 2nd. Weather got very unsettled recently, lucky again the dire warnings about wind and sleet were not fulfilled. Still many alone were again scared as the worst scenario was constantly being preached on the media. A present it is difficult to find handymen to do small jobs, causing more worry.

LENT begins Ashe Wednesday March 2nd; Day of Fast and Abstainance.

CHARITY Cheltenham Preview Night – both virtually and in Christy’s The Well in Listowel on Tuesday March 8th in aid of the Listowel Branch of Kerry Parents and Friends.

WOMEN: International Women’s Day (March 8) celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

DRAMA Athea; The new dates for Dancing at Lughnasa are Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th, Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th. There are seats available on all these nights, ring 087- 6926746.


PLAY: Abbeyside Players present ‘The Righteous Are Bold’ in The Glórach Theatre. March 31st and April 1,2,3,7,8,9.  The Spike Players Knocknagoshel present ‘For Better or For Worse’  March 4, 5, 6th at 8pm in Knocknagoshel Community Centre.  To reserve tickets call 087 705 0670.

DANCING at The Railway Abbeyfeale on Wednesday March 2, with Neily O Connor.

BINGO at Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale  resumed  on Monday, February 28th at 8.30 pm.

MUSIC: Seán Keane returns again on Friday March 9th. To the Glórach Theatre.

Amy Dickson, Sonoko Miriam Welde and Simon Mulligan Presented by Music Network on Fri Mar 4th 20:00 – 22:30, one night only, special performance at Siamsa Tíre.

HUNT: Sunday in Duagh leaving from the village at 12noon, the Sunday before they were in Glin  and coped with storm Franklin.   As usual waivers & public liability must be emailed to [email protected] prior to hunting – Cap Payment via Plainsailing before Friday at 6pm!

CONCERT at Duagh with Jimmy Buckley and band in the Sports Complex on March 18th.  Doors open 7pm, show starts at 8pm, Tickets available 087 9421862.

SCOR na nÓg- The North Kerry District final will be held on the 12th / 13th of March with times and venues to be confirmed. The County Finals of Scór na nÓg are provisionally fixed for Saturday March 19th. Ballylongford.

CLOTHING – Tarbert National School are having a clothing collection on Thursday 10th March. Bags can be dropped at the school and will be stored.

RADIO: West Limerick 102fm are looking for volunteers to present shows, Call 069-66200.

RUN: Bon Secours Hospital Run For Fun 2022- Running University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick

Saturday, Apr 30 2022.

FESTIVAL- Ballydonoghue 2022  Bardic Festival, will run from Thursday, March 24th Sunday, March 27th. Please contact Jim on 087 386 7336, Noelle on 086 845 1263 or any committee member. E-mail queries to [email protected]

BUS: Please call the TFI Local Link Kerry offices on 066-7147002 or email [email protected]

HOUSING: The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath, says that the revised rural housing guidelines for planning authorities will be published shortly. Over 28,000 rural housing planning permissions were granted in the five years to the end of quarter three last year and about 80% were actually built.

MANAGER; Michael Liston was appointed Manager of Newtownsandes Co-op in April 1967.

FAIRTRADE event in Tralee on March 1st , All are welcome in St. John’s Parish Centre for Pancake and a Cuppa at 10.30.

PRAYER for Peace in Ukraine- Holy and Gracious God, we pray for the people of Ukraine and the people of Russia; for their countries and their leaders. We pray for all those who are afraid; that Your

everlasting arms hold them in this time of great fear. We pray for all those who have the power over life and death; that they will choose for all people life, and life in all its fullness. We pray for those who choose war; that they will remember that You direct Your people to turn our swords into ploughshares and to seek peace. We pray for leaders on the world stage; that they are inspired by the wisdom and courage of Christ. Above all, Lord, today we pray for peace for Ukraine. And we ask

this in the name of Your blessed Son. Lord have mercy. Amen

WRITING: Do you know any young people, aged 15 to 17, with a passion for writing?

MoLI offers an annual five-day, immersive, blended learning programme to 15 talented students around Ireland. This year’s Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary will take place from 18 – 22 July 2022 and participants will be mentored by award winning writer and poet Colm Keegan. Only a short time left to apply!.

MoLI needs your help in raising €10,500 which will go directly toward the creation of 1,000 hardback editions of selected poems by Pat Ingoldsby.

GRANTS: Beef emergency Aid Scheme of E100m, newspaper reports that farmers will lose E40m of it. New E7m environmental training scheme for farmers who complete the one day training will receive E156 and the advisers will receive E90 per student.

PIG farmers in this country will be wiped out, due to increased costs, and reduced capacity at slaughter houses, the government, talking about foreign affairs and leaving home produced, produce to shrink, adding to global warming.

MARTS: compulsory mask-wearing at livestock marts lifted from Monday February 28. Cattle at marts, 1.53 million in 2020, and increased  to 1.84 million in 2021.

PEAT: Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine upcoming meeting on the horticulture sector. The meeting, would consider the possibility of allowing the small-scale harvesting of peat for the horticultural sector, instead of relying on imports.

WRITER in Residence for 2022 in Kerry is Marie Holmes. Her aim is help Kerry’s creative writers and to continue encouraging all works-in-progress; poetry, prose, plays, screenwriting, and other disciplines in English or Irish language.

Writers’ Week 2022 in Listowel will run from June 1 to June 5 2022.

FUNDING totalling €23,534,00 has been announced for Kerry Libraries.

FUNDING: Cllr John Sheahan reports funding of  Glin sports groups have been awarded from The Sports Capital Grant: Glin Rovers €150,000, Glin GAA €20,000, Glin Tennis Club €11,112.

CYBER Security, the government have issued a warning stating that, depending on international events, there may be a heightened risk of sophisticated cyber-attacks on Government entities in the coming days and weeks. Please remain vigilant.

JOB: a number of Seasonal employment opportunities at Lough Derg for this summer.

Application Forms are available: or contact us on +353 7198 61518 / email [email protected].

RING of Kerry charity cycle – which raised over €1m for local charities in 2019, returns this July

RACE: THE 68th edition of the Lacey Cup hosted by Tralee Manor West Bicycle Club will be held on Sunday, March 6.   Entry fee is €20 and registration is online only. Link to register:

TRIP: a group of young adults (16 – 30 year olds) to Taizé, France from Sunday, June 26th until Sunday July 3rd 2022. Please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email [email protected]

BE INFORMED: Catholic TV series called  “Divine Mercy” – Episode 3 – “The Suffering Servant” – 10-week series.  Please use Zoom Link –

to join on Friday, 4th March. Please contact 0879218946 – 0871277659 – 0872452283

POPE and Britain; 1982; The Enduring Legacy of John Paul II’s 1982 Visit to Britain

“For the first time in history,” said Pope St. John Paul II after he stepped off the airplane, “a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil.”


FAMINE: Trócaire is urging international donors to intervene to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe in Somalia facing its worst drought in 40 years. While the world is focusing on Russia, countless people in other parts of the world are suffering from war and famine, and are ignored by media.

The 2022 Lenten Campaign will support the lives of communities in Zimbabwe. The story of Than Dehile and her two children feature on Trócaire Box this year. Trócaire Boxes are available in all Churches. The Annual Trócaire St. Patrick’s College Lenten Lecture will be online Tuesday 8th March at 7pm. Further information and registration on

POPE Francis has chosen ‘Building the Future with Migrants and Refugees’, as the theme for the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, to be celebrated on 25 September.

BOOK: Dresden, By Sinclair McKay

The harrowing February 1945 bombing of Dresden, Germany, which claimed the lives of 25,000 people, comes into sharp focus in this integral work of World War II history. “Engrossing… Well-researched, powerfully written, and balanced”


FEAST of St. David is celebrated on Tuesday 1st March. His is patron saint of Wales. His symbol is the daffodil. Feast of St. Ciarán of Oileán Cleire, Co. Cork is celebrated on Fri. 4th March. He preached the Gospel in Ireland before the coming of St. Patrick


Colm Keane died on the 21st of January may he rest in peace. Colm was no stranger to the diocese of Kerry having talked on his books and his life in churches around the diocese a number of times over the years. He was on Horizons on St. Stephens Day with his wife Una O Hagan talking about their latest book, The Book of St Brigid.



MEDIA: Evangelista was one of the most successful runway models in the 90’s, appearing on more than 700 magazine covers. Despite her success and beauty, she still felt it necessary to make some changes she felt would help her continue her modeling career. She is suing Coolsculpting claiming their body contouring treatment left her disfigured. She added she is tired of hiding and claims the legal action is about “recovering her confidence and sense of self.”


I do care; we all should care about how long and how many times we’ve been duped by the media powers that be.




Does demolition or refurbishment of old and inefficient homes help to increase our environmental, social and economic viability?- Anne Power



OLD HOUSE: What Nobody Tells You about Living in a 100-Year-Old Farmhouse Before You Move In.



ADVICE: 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice

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It’s my birthday. I’m 68. I feel like pulling up a rocking chair and dispensing advice to the young ‘uns. Here are 68 pithy bits of unsolicited advice which I offer as my birthday present to all of you.

(For my 69th birthday I made another batch.)

• Learn how to learn from those you disagree with, or even offend you. See if you can find the truth in what they believe.

• Being enthusiastic is worth 25 IQ points.

• Always demand a deadline. A deadline weeds out the extraneous and the ordinary. It prevents you from trying to make it perfect, so you have to make it different. Different is better.

CANCER: 35,000 children diagnosed with cancer in Europe every year. Every year 170 under age 16 are diagnosed with cancer in Ireland. Daffodil Day is on March 25th.


WAR 1; Thomas Edmond CRONIN- Regimental number 4283

Panel number, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial 58. Miscellaneous information from

cemetery records Parents: Thomas and Margaret CRONIN, Knockanure, Newtownsandes, Limerick, Ireland

Other details War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 26 August 1915.

Attached to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, for duty, 28 October 1915; transferred to Lowlands Casualty Clearing Station, 13 December 1915; transferred to South Pier for Hospital Ship, 17 December 1915; disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 29 December 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 18 July 1916 (sick); discharged to duty, 24 July 1916.

Marched in to Royal Army Medical Corps, Mustapha, 24 August 1916; proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 September 1916; marched in to Weymouth Command Depot, England, 28 September 1916; marched in to Convalescent Hospital, Dartford, 28 September 1916; marched in to Hurdcott Command Depot, and classified ‘Class A’, 28 October 1916; transferred to Convalescent Hospital, Dartford, 27 November 1917; transferred to 10th Bn Details, 24 February 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 25 February 1917; marched in to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 26 February 1917; marched out to unit, 2 March 1917; taken on strength of 10th Bn, 4 March 1917.

Killed in action, France, 7 May 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Sources NAA: B2455, CRONIN Thomas Edmond



SHOPS: The expert said supermarkets are pushing layout hacks harder than ever as cost-of-living increases hit spending.

Stores are also battling reduced shopper numbers due to Covid concerns, booming online supermarket deliveries and grocery competition from Amazon and delivery firms including Getir.

Persuading shoppers to spend 10% extra in supermarkets would be worth £8billion over a year, Office for National Statistics data shows.

Our source said: “Supermarkets are putting more effort than ever into ‘space planning’ now due to customers’ financial concerns and the increased shift to online.



Central Park to launch an open-air laboratory for studying climate change

by Rosemary Misdary



LABELS: One gardener has cleverly turned old covid-19 lateral flow tests into useful plant labels to reduce waste. Amy David, who runs Flourish Garden Care in Buckinghamshire, said she started using lateral flow tests after discovering they could be split apart, cleaned, and put back together differently.





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WEDDING: carbon emissions generated in an average wedding is estimated to be in the range of 60 tonnes to 80 tonnes. The extra lavish and resplendent weddings generate more than 100 tonnes of emissions.

Here are some ways you can ensure that your wedding is waste-free but still winsome!

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