Knockanuare Notes- January 9th 2022

COLLECTION for the Needs of the Holy Land will take place at all Masses

on 15th & 16th Jan.’22

RADIO Transmission was damaged during Storm Beara. The Engineer

has promised to fix it in the near future.

HORIZONS; conversation with Billy Ryle-

MASS Months Mind for Fr. Kevin will be held in the following Churches: Our Lady of the Wayside, Clonkeen on Sunday 16th January at 9.30am. St. Agatha’s, Glenflesk on Saturday 22nd January at 6.00pm. Sacred Heart Church, Barraduff on Sunday 30th January at 11am. Mass also being held for Fr. Kevin in Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure on Friday 21st January at 7.30pm.

The first anniversary of Thomas J O’Connor of O’Connor’s Pharmacy, Douglas and Bishopstown, native of Knockanure will be held on Mon. 10th Jan.’22, at the Church of the Real Presence, Bishopstown, the mass will be offered for all your intentions.

ST PIO Prayer meeting at Castleisland in the 18th of Jan. at 7.30pm, it is also the beginning of Week of Prayer for Church Unity. Witness by: Tom “Pa” O’Connor, he Shares with us his story in managing a terminal illness. It is a story of Courage, Hope and Positivity.

GLORACH BINGO:  Resumed on Sunday January 9 at 1.30pm in Fr. Casey’s Carpark.

MISSION: THE diocese of Kerry is holding Mission 2022 online from January 16th to 19th. This Mission, called, Moving Forward in Hope offers an opportunity for people to gather in reflection and in prayer, online and in the home.

DEATH took place on December 31st 2021 of Elizabeth (Lila) Kissane (nee Mackessy), St. Patrick’s Terrace, Tarbert, and formerly of Tarmons, Tarbert. Wife of the late Johnny and mother to the late Michael and Joseph. Lila is survived by sons Tim and John, daughters Mem, Margaret and Elizabeth, brothers Jim and Tom, sisters Noreen and Kitty, sons-in-law Denis, Tom and Cecil, daughters-in-law Christine and Jackie, grandchildren Celine, Denise, James, Tony, Brian, Michael, Louise, Yvonne, Richard, Sarah, Paula, Kevin, Richard, Michael, David, Sueanne and David, great-grandchildren.

DEATH has occurred of Aoife BEARY of Blackrock, Dublin– aged 27 on January 1st, 2022 after a brave battle with her injuries sustained in the Berkeley balcony collapse in California. Survived by her parents Mike and Angela, her brother Tim, sister Anna, grand aunts, aunts, uncles, and cousins.


ANNIVERSARIES: Thomas J O’Connor, Tim Leahy, Jimmy Dalton, Geraldine Daly, Sheila O’Carroll, Nellie O’Sullivan, Owen Liston, Sean O’Halloran, Noreen O’Connor, Denis Flaherty, Sean Costelloe, Danny O’Carroll, Dick Cunningham, Jim Normile, Nellie Buckley, Tommy Fitzmaurice, Dan Mulvihill, Rebecca Roche, Catherine Moloney, James Kennelly, Liam O’Connor, Peggy O’Donoghue, Martin Stack, Mairead McDermott, Mike Joe Stack, Maighread Scanlon, Kit Scanlon, Catherine Hudson, Hanah Stack, Mary Collins, Jackie Walsh, Teddy Dore, Mass; Sat.8th Jan.’22 Moyvane for Denny & Kitty McInery, (1stAnniv.) of Tubertoureen at 7.30pm; Sun.9th Jan.’22 at Knockanure for Michelle Foley (Anniv.), her Grandfather Michael Keane, Uncle Tim Keane (Month’s Mind) at 9.30am and mass Moyvane for  Dick Cunningham (1st Anniv.) Donal Cunningham, Kilbaha, Sister Breda & husband Andy Thomas at 11.00am; Mon.10th Jan.’22 NO MASS in Church; Tues.11th Jan.’22

Moyvane for Private Intention at 10.00am, Weds.12th Jan.’22 at Knockanure a Private Intention 10.00am; Thurs.13th Jan.’22 Moyvane a Private Intention at  10.00am; Fri.14th Jan.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention 10.00am; Sat.15th Jan.’22 Moyvane for Bill Horan and deceased members of

the Horan family at 7.30pm; Sun.16th Jan.’22 at Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am and mass Moyvane for Denis O’Flaherty (1st Anniv.) of Tubertoureen at 11.00am.

Presbytery/Office: 068 49308, Web: ; Parish Office Hours: Tues. 10.00am-1.00pm, Thurs. 10.00am-12.00pm, and Fri. 10.00am-1.00pm.

ADORATION in Listowel Church, 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.

COVID; And according to a report published Tuesday by the U.K.’s Office for National Statistics, “Those who have received three doses of a vaccine and test positive for COVID-19 are more likely to be infected with infections compatible with the Omicron variant compared with those who are unvaccinated.” Comment ( Testing and admissions to hospitals are a super spreader and a great danger to client’s involved. If you are sick and having a high temperature the best place was always in bed till temperatures and sickness abates. Now sick are taken for covid tests and have to travel by various means, spreading the disease on route and making provision for their lockdown, is also spreading infection).

BLOOD Donors wanted especially O-, A- and B-, due to covid restrictions, supplies are low.

HOSPITAL: management at University Hospital Kerry extended cancellation of outpatient scheduled appointments at UHK for some days. This is due to the continuing difficulties associated with increasing Covid-19 numbers and staffing challenges.

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People on 0818 222 024 from 8am – 8pm, seven days a week.

WRITE A SHORT STORY:  If you are a member of the ICA you might consider entering their competition to write a short story entitled “The Window” max 2,000 words, the closing date is January 28 for entries.

BEST Wishes to Fiona O’Sullivan of Derry, Listowel and Shane Quinn of Lenamore who were married by Fr. Sean Jones in Moyvane Church recently.

PRESENTATION: Glin Homes for the Elderly Ltd Committee: members gathered at the Glin Day Care Centre to make a presentation to all the Day Care Centre Staff for Christmas.

WRITERS Week Irish Novel of the Year competition closing date Feb. 1st, Writers Week begins in Listowel on June 1st.

SUPPORT: Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday, January 11 at 7:20pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee Co. Kerry. For more information, see or call the Information Line on 01 4045378.

MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE: on June 15 – 22 flying Cork to Dubrovnik (morning flight) with Aer Lingus staying in Hotel Leone. Spiritual Director Fr. Ted Sheehan. COVID insurance cover included in cost. Contact Sean at 0862959380.

ACCORD; are now offering over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members during this time of unprecedented stress & pressure during these weeks of COVID-19. Call: 01 5313331.

FEAST, Jan 2nd of  St. Basil, one of the most distinguished Doctors of the Church and Bishop of Caesarea, was likely born in 329 and died on January 1, 379.  Monday 3rd January was the feast of St Munchin, the first Bishop of Limerick.

DOGS: 15 cleaning products that are not safe for dogs. Making your cleaning routine more sustainable and dog-friendly doesn’t have to be difficult: you can easily whip up green cleaners using lemon, white vinegar, baking soda, and used coffee grounds.


LEARN traditional Irish music, song, and dance with a range of online and in-person classes starting at Siamsa Tíre at the end of January. These classes will be taught by four members of Siamsa Tíre’s professional cast of performers: dancer Jonathan Kelliher, musician and composer Tom Hanafin, and singers Joanne Barry and Martina Ryan Murphy. More details (


EUROPE: Europeans can take great pride in their achievements. We have witnessed the longest period of peace, we have created and consolidated democracies where communist and fascist regimes once stood, we have bettered our welfare systems, we managed economic challenges creating millions of jobs and we have set the bar high for world environmental standards. As in the past, the EPP Group will continue to be at the forefront of the European future. We believe in a strong and united Europe and we want to better it for the future generations to come. Have your say see site.

BAKER: American-born French entertainer, war hero, and civil rights activist Josephine Baker recently became the first-ever Black woman to be honoured at the Panethéon mausoleum in Paris.

TOURIST: So many regulations and tests and certs causing a nuisance to travellers. If you have a dog and a cat with you, it would be more vaccinations and recent certs. To purchase a book by post, duty could amount to one third of its value.

LIMERICK Councillor flew with his friends to Manchester to enjoy the Christmas market and then he complained about all the hassle he had to undergo. The rest of us were confined to our homes and surroundings, and we got on fine.

WALK: Moyvane Development Association, A big thank you to the runners and walkers who turned out in their numbers. After a difficult few days for the parish it was great to see the community come together for this fun event. Congratulations to all who took part and also to those who made a big effort to dress for the event! A big thank you to our stewards and organisers for pulling it all together. Wishing all our supporters and community a very Happy New Year.

RACE: Tralee 10 Miler and 5k Road Race, from the Rose Hotel on Saturday, February 12 at 11am.

WOMENS Christmas; celebrate Nollaig na mBan 2022 on January 6th. Join our Storyteller in Residence Maria Gillen for a feast of storytelling, poetry and song with some of Kerry’s finest artists including Frances Kennedy, Godfrey Coppinger, Marian Relihan, Sonia Elston and Karen Trench.

More details from Kerry Writers Museum site.

HERITAGE: In this session, Daniel will give a recap of all the incredible features MyHeritage released this year — from Deep Nostalgia™ to labels for DNA matches — and provide an exclusive glimpse into what’s in the pipeline for the remainder of 2021.


RADIO: Limerick City Community Radio on 99.9FM, has been told by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland that it was granted another 100-day pilot sound broadcasting licence for 2022. The output of the station, which first began broadcasting in 2014, covers local news and community affairs.

FAMILIES: 10th World Meeting of Families; Though the continued spread of COVID-19 means physical attendance in Rome will be limited, the 10th World Meeting of Families, on June 22-26, will offer ways for any Catholic family to participate. Organizers have planned hybrid in-person and online meetings, and bishops have been encouraged to hold parallel events in their dioceses.–53JrgzU-ARS3auZqvp2pFVGUCZeEsJAXEIdF7sDKAWGnL8B0RzBX-J4GXAJslUYaV9X9khrrXr3UY_3es0szpA&utm_content=199890871&utm_source=hs_email


TG4; 12/01 @ 21:30, In this nature documentary series, Eoin Warner explores the Celtic coastline between Ireland and Wales and the wonderful sea-life that inhabits its shores, shallows and depths. From the majestic whales in the deep to the tiniest fish in the shallows, we get new insights into the daily quest for survival of these marine animals who inhabit this world between the shore, the shallows and the deep. 11/01 @ 21:30, The New Season of Glór Tíre. New set, new stage, new format but the same great country music featuring some of the biggest names in country music and eight new faces who are competing to be this years Glór Tíre 2022 winner.


HABITS: Setting out in a new direction takes boldness and courage. Old patterns and habits die hard — it’s not easy to break out of those ruts.

SCHOOL; There is much talk about children freezing in class rooms, their grandparents were in school and only a turf fire at the top of the room and plenty of fresh air coming in the windows and under the doors and at times coming up from beneath the floor boards. Clothes at the time were also scarce and at times wet, as some had to walk several miles in all kinds of weather.

Dr Crumpe’s December 1795 Weather Report- Posted by Sharon Slater | Dec 1, 2014 | Dr. Crumpe’s Weather 1795


FOOD WASTE: UK farmers say that 25% of their carrots were wasted due to cosmetic rejections; 41% of people admit to throwing out bread, 39% throw out vegetables, and fruit, and 32% throw out salad. UN report that that 17% of food available at consumer level is wasted. Food waste responsible for 8-10% of global greenhouse emissions.

ICSA president Dermot Kelleher says on red meat and cancer;  “It is important to note that the research actually suggests that additives and processes such as smoking meat are likely the issue in the case of processed meats. Even then, a substantial consumption of processed meat every day only led to a 1% higher lifetime risk,”


SEARCH the 1921 Census of England & Wales



EXECUTION: Harris County judge, scheduled the first new execution date in Texas this year: Carl Buntion, a 77-year-old who’s been on death row for 3 decades, is now scheduled for execution on 4/21/22. Lawyers say, his execution wouldn’t serve any public safety purpose, he’s too old and sick to pose any future danger anyway: Buntion has hepatitis, arthritis, can barely walk and needs a wheelchair. Buntion was convicted of killing a cop in 1990.

MEMORIAL Cards;   Churchill Heritage Group is compiling a book of memorial cards of  those from the area that have died. A book for future generations and a tribute to those who have passed.


1974-09-21 Irish People

ACCIDENTS: Fatal accidents at work are on the increase. One of the regrettable facts highlighted in a report from the Industrial Inspectorate is the assumption that “accidents cannot happen here.” According to the report’s statistics, 32 people died in accidents at work in 1973. This was an increase of eight on the previous year. The number of accidents notified to the Department of Labour rose to 3,334 compared with 2,908 in 1972. In a breakdown of the figures, it is shown that 17 of the fatalities were in factory premises, 11 in the construction industry, three in quarries and the other one in mines. While six of the fatal accidents in the construction industry resulted from falls from heights, the report emphasises that “considerable height” need not be involved. Often, falls from an almost negligible height could prove fatal. More safety committees are urged in the report It points out that while in 1973 there were 187 (an increase of 42) there should be many more. It exhorts workers “to exert their right” to set up safety committees within their firms. A decline in the incidence of lead poisoning over a number of years was encouraging. However, to promote further improvement,’ the Inspectorate undertook a major survey to determine the lead concentrations in the workshops of more than 160 of the factories where lead processing is carried on. Efforts would continue towards the elimination of this hazard to workers. The report stresses also that workers must be protected from asbestos dust A survey of the levels of dust began during 1973. , A “strict watch” was being kept on firms using radiation sources. The overall standard of compliance with the regulations was high. More doctors are soon to be appointed to provide an occupational health service in industry, the Minister for Labour, Mr. O’Leary, says in a foreword to the report He will also increase the number of Inspectors.

SUBSIDY:  No Beef On Sale in Cork Unless Subsidy Is Paid, Say Butchers A warning has been issued by the Master Butchers’ Association in Cork that unless the E.E.C. subsidy for heifer carcasses, paid by the E.E.C, was made available to Cork suppliers, beef would no longer be on sale in the city by next February. The association said it could not continue on a competitive basis with suppliers outside Cork, who were, at present, getting the £13.60 subsidy. By next February, this subsidy will be just over £22. At a recent meeting of the association, a majority voted for a total ban on the handling of beef. Before the subsidy can be paid, each animal must be seen by a veterinary surgeon acting specially for that purpose. The Department of Agriculture claimed that it was not their job, with the result that the subsidy was not being paid in Cork. The consumer was once more losing out on an opportunity of buying beef at a greatly reduced rate, said a spokesman for the association yesterday, the subsidy could cut meat prices by as much as 18%. In Dublin, where the meat trade was monopolised by a couple of large suppliers, there appeared to be little difficulty in securing the subsidy. Three-quarters of the meat was handled by private suppliers, who claimed that they were being run out of business by the. Government’s failure to obtain the subsidy for them. The county veterinary officer, Mr. Peter Meehan, said yesterday that his staff were examining cattle for the subsidy payment. The only condition that applied was that respective slaughter-houses must be licensed. Mr. Michael McCarthy, Cork City Veterinary Officer, said that in some cases, local slaughterhouses did not satisfy the Department of Agriculture that they were eligible for payment-eligibility depends on conditions and standards in abattoirs. It would be physically impossible for local vets to get around to more than 14 slaughterhouses in Cork. The only way they could possibly do this was if the city had one central abattoir. Mrs. Ita O’Connell, chairman of the Cork branch of the Irish Housewives’ Association, said that they were appalled that housewives were being deprived of cheap meat. It was totally unfair that the consumer should be victimised because of internal problems, she added.

Taken from Irish People 21 September 1974.



CONGRATULATIONS: Adrian O’Neill, Irish Ambassador to the United Kingdom, said: “John Gilhooly has made an immense contribution to the celebration, promotion and development of classical music.  This honour conferred on him by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth is an apt and richly deserved recognition of that distinguished record of service, which has benefitted singers, musicians and music lovers across these islands and for which I warmly congratulate John.”

FULL Moon on the 17th Jan.

Published: July 28, 1906,

Mangan – The New York Times- Cleveland Ohio 27th July 1906.

John Mangan a retired policeman aged 72 born Glin County Limerick, has refused to seek estate of $6 million. Two babies were born the same day under the elder Mangan’s roof, John the policeman and Mary was born to a sister of Mr Mangan, she later became Lady Bateman. In 1849 Mr Mangan sold his estate to the father of Lord Kitchener and then went to America, the parents died in 1851 and the children were sent to charitable institutions. What became of Mangan’s money is unknown. Mary the cousin of John Mangan Policeman married Sir Thomas Bateman in London. Sir Thomas died six years ago and Lady Mary died intestate leaving $6 million. John Mangan said that at his age of 72 he is not wildly ambitious.


BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition taking place virtually from January 12-14, 2022.

The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is in its 58th year and is one of the largest and longest-running science, technology, engineering, and mathematics events in the world.

PRICE of Nitrogen is up 250% compared to this time last year, according to Teagasc tillage specialist, Ciaran Collins.



Concert Knockanure 2013


FITZGERALD: Interview with Desmond Fitzgerald, the 29th Knight of Glin, this episode tells a 700 year long tale, revealing how the Black Knights championed Gaelic culture through revolution and patronage.


Ireland’s Nazis Trailer


PRESENTS: A guide on the best ways to recycle, reuse and donate unwanted Christmas presents so that someone else can enjoy them even if you don’t.

It’s only human to feel that some gifts we receive at Christmas aren’t, shall we say, best-suited to us. Maybe we’ve got enough socks, we don’t actually watch DVDs anymore or we’ve gone plastic-free and don’t need bottles of body lotion.

Whatever the reason, unwanted gifts can’t go to waste and even though it may take a bit longer to sort out other options, explains Emma Priestland, plastic pollution campaigner at Friends of the Earth, it’s worth it.

“Once Christmas is done and dusted there can be a temptation to get the big new year clean up sorted as quickly as possible,” Emma tells Country Living. “It’s important to take a little extra time with the clearing to make sure that unwanted gifts, used wrapping paper, gift packaging and more is not going to landfill unnecessarily.”



FLOWER Festival; Where better to celebrate the start of summer than the island of Madeira? Blessed with fertile volcanic soil, Madeira is a plant-lover’s delight, with a huge range of species – from imported purple-blossomed jacaranda trees, orchids and bird of paradise plants to its UNESCO-listed native laurel forest.


On this eight-day tour, you’ll visit in time for the return of the island’s colourful Flower Festival, when the pretty streets of Funchal are filled with floral floats and parades. And there is certainly no one better to join you at this unique event than the garden designer and Gardener’s World presenter, Adam Frost.





MYSTERIES: 11 epic mysteries scientists totally can’t solve

What is the universe made out of? When did the anus evolve? Can humans live to 150 years old? And more!

By Brian Dec 28, 2021, 7:30am EST

To investigate some of the biggest mysteries in science, you have to venture to some pretty far-out places: the bottom of the oceans, inside the human brain, the tops of mountains, and even the end of time.



ICMSA chairman of  Dairy Committee, Noel Murphy is asking;  Milk processor boards must now look at paying an end-of-year bonus to milk suppliers to reward dairy farmers for their huge contribution and to fully reflect the improved market returns from 2021.

EU extra Organic rules will cover salt, cork, beeswax, maté (a caffeine-rich infused drink), vine leaves, and palm hearts, and will have more production rules for deer, rabbits and poultry.

BOGS: rewetting and restoring bogs is said to give a Secure and guaranteed income for the duration of the project, typically 30 to 50 years.

TESTS: By Christine Rousselle, Katie Yoder

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 4, 2022 / 16:21 pm

Pro-life leaders say they are deeply disturbed by a recent New York Times investigation that found some prenatal blood tests have alarmingly high false positive results for genetic disorders that frequently result in the abortion of unborn children.

Pregnant women have been misled to believe “that a few vials of their blood, drawn in the first trimester, can allow companies to detect serious developmental problems in the DNA of the fetus with remarkable accuracy,” the Times reported on Jan. 1.

Yet the “grave predictions” that some of the most commonly used newer tests make “are usually wrong,” the Times found.



Abbeyfeale Market 1966

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