Knockanuare notes- July 11th 2021

NGO at the GAA grounds in Abbeyfeale every Sunday, until further notice, with a 2pm start.

COMMUNITY Employment jobs at Moyvane and Knockanure are advertised.

PARISH YOUTH GROUP LISTOWEL In light of Covid 19, we are raising funds for all the staff of University Hospital Kerry as a thank you for their selfless and heroic work during the pandemic. As a group, we are walking/cycling 25km from St. Mary’s Church Listowel to University Hospital Kerry on Friday 30th July.

DEATH of Margaret Aherne nee Sheehy of Laurel Court, Oakpark, Tralee and formerly of Meen, Listowel, on 8th July 2021, wife of Dan, mother of John & Andrew and sister of Fr. Seán, Anna, Marie, Betty and the late Brendan. Also survived by granddaughter Molly, daughters-in-law Amy & Sarah, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandniece, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law. Requiem Mass celebrated at 11 am on Monday in Our Lady & St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee.

DEATH of Catherine (Rena) Carew (nee Costello), formerly of Railway Road, Abbeyfeale, on July 3rd 2021 in Novato, California. Rena, daughter of the late Denis and Mamie. Survived by her husband Tony, daughters Adrianne and Deirdre, sons Kevin and Brian, sons-in-law David and Brad, daughter-in-law Christine, grandchildren, sisters Anne Hastings (Chicago), Marian Moylan (Chicago) and Noreen O’Sullivan (Arizona), brothers Dan (Kilmorna) and John (Abbeyfeale), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and nephews.

Death of Catherine Forde (nee Hayes), late of, Erdington, Birmingham and formerly of Dirreen, Athea and Glenagragra, Glin, who died on June 2nd 2021. Predeceased by her parents John and Josephine Hayes and her uncle Buddy Furey. Survived by her husband Eddie, son James, daughter Jacqueline, son-in-law Jeff Harding, granddaughter Ella Mae, brothers John and Mike, sisters Birdie, Mary and Joan, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.


ANNIVERSARIES: Dan Flynn, Peg Brouder, Sr. M Joseph Sheehy, Jeremiah Cronin, Martin Collins, Mary McCarthy, Anna Smithwick, Ciss Dore, Martin McGrath, Mgr. Padraig O’Fiannachta, Jackie Keane, Helens O’Keeffe, Fr. John Quinlan, Johnny McEnery, John Murphy, Paddy Cronin. Mass Moyvane; Sat 10th at 7.30pm for Parishioners; Sun 11th at 11.00am for Patrick Shanahan, Kilbaha; Wed 14th at 7.30pm for  Ciss Dore, Woodgrove; Thurs 15th at 7.30pm for Billy McElligott, Coolaclarig, Listowel (Rec Dec); Sat 17th at  7.30pm for Bridie Reilly (née Fitzmaurice), Leitrim Middle & Glasgow & deceased members of the Fitzmaurice family, and Mass on Sun 18th at 11.00am for Anne Prendiville, Carrueragh (Birthday Remembrance).

Mass Knockanure on Sun 11th at 9.30am for Timothy & Mary Murphy, Lisaniskea, and mass on Sun 18th at 9.30am for Jerry & Ellen Enright, Lisaniskea.

ADORATION  in Listowel on Wednesdays 11am to 1pm. in front of main altar.  If a funeral takes place on a Wednesday there will be no Adoration.


CASHLESS parking meters are at two car parks in Tralee town centre.

BARNAGH GARDENS: Olive and Maurice Sheehan and family have re-opened Barnagh Gardens to act as a Greenway Hub, restaurant Platform 22 on the top of Barnagh along the limerick greenway. You can also source hybrid and electric bikes, children’s bikes and child seats.

MUSIC: TG4, programme begins 11th July at 21:30. This four-part series, Fleadhfest ’21, follows presenters Dáithí Ó Sé and Doireann Ní Ghlacáin as they travel the four provinces, meeting, exponents of song, dance and music. Celebrating 70 years of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

On Mondays; Kellogg’s Cúl Camps is back for a second year with a 6 part series exploring a virtual Cúl camp. Two days of racing from this year’s Galway Races Summer Festival will be broadcast live on TG4 on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st July.

BEACH: beachgoers are advised due to Weever fish to wear footwear in quitter areas of beach.

TRIATLON will be held in Ballybunion on 17th of July.

DINGLE: An Díseart Institute of Irish Spirituality and Culture was founded in 1996 in the heart of Corca Dhuibhne – the Dingle Peninsula Gaeltacht  and strives to promote research, courses and cultural activities in all areas of Irish Spirituality and Celtic Culture including theology, language, literature, art, laws, folklore, values, spirituality.

HOLY Land; The Patriarch of Jerusalem recently welcomed the first group of the pilgrims to the Holy Land since Covid-19 restrictions were put in place.

JOBS: Kirby Group, has announced 300 new jobs in Raheen Business Park which will bring its staff numbers in Limerick to 1,600. As part of the recruitment drive, Kirby – which was founded in Thomondgate in 1964 – is looking to attract almost 100 people to be deployed across its apprenticeship scheme and graduate programme.

The government is continuing Apprenticeship Incentivisation Scheme to Dec. of this year.

MORE: The Tánaiste says a Task Force will be up and running by the Dáil recess on July 17, with the terms of reference paying attention to the Tarbert Ballylongford land bank site. €700,000 has been allocated to improve non-public roads in Kerry this year, and 800 roads on the list.

IDA site visits to Kerry during the first quarter of the year were nill.

EVENTS July 2012; Summer Festival Ballyheigue; Bachelor Festival Ballybunion; Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle; Summer Festival Castlegregory, Truly Scrumptious Parade Kenmare; 13th to 15th Seafood Festival Ballybunion; Maxi Marathon Killarney; Horse Racing Killarney; Sneem Family Festival; Ras na Riochta Killorglin; Summerfest Killarney ran from 27th to 5th Aug. Horse Fair in Listowel was well attended recently, a chance for locals to meet after the long lockdown.

FEAST of St Swithin on 15th July, many country people have a great interest in the day, as they can forecast the Irish weather from then on.

HEALTH: West Limerick Mental Health Association are sponsoring a new programme on West Limerick 102 FM, commencing on Wednesday July 14, at 11am.

COURSE: Broadcast Production Skills course starts in September 2021 and further information is available at [email protected] /

The Kerry International Film Festival runs from October 14th to 17th  2021. Further information at [email protected] /

SAFE Routes to School Programme, 932 schools expressed an interest in it, Taisce is co-ordinating the programme.

TREES: LEDP in Limerick plans to plant 27,000 native trees over coming years.

Heard of a person boasting that they were in awe, at all the work their nephew had accomplished recently. What did he do? He removed all the shrubs and trees that generations of his ancestors had planted. Limerick council spent E270,000 demolishing 12 houses recently.

OFFICE Space available in Tarbert, details from 087 253 2011.

BOOK- “Miles to go before I sleep”. Sample of material in book written by Claire Gilbert, who was a regular visitor to the parish: Wednesday 30th June

I become fascinated by the apparently grumpy old man opposite me in mothercare.  He doesn’t acknowledge my nod but stares; only he is sweet with the nurses, then he has a loud conversation on his phone, his mask a chin strap, about being taken around Kew in a wheelchair and a friend who is performing in Riverdance.  He lives in Lewisham.  I wonder what his story is.

We stagger back to Hastings.  I feel a bit grim but not nauseous and not feverish; the night is grim too but nothing dramatic.

Thursday 1st July

I am low as always on these post-chemotherapy days, but also I have sparks of joy and life shooting up inside me as I remember, keep remembering, I have only two more infusions.  It is the same life that sparked inside me when I was at my lowest during the stem cell transplant.  Resurrection.  Joy.  I’m so excited! Contact bookshop in Listowel for copy of book.

POPE:— As the world prays for Pope Francis to enjoy a full recovery following his colon surgery, doctors are busy explaining symptomatic stenotic diverticulitis, the condition afflicting the 84-year-old pontiff. According to the Vatican press office, Pope Francis’ post-operative recovery is proceeding normally. Within two days of undergoing the surgery July 4 in Gemelli Hospital in Rome, the pontiff was able to get out of bed for a walk and eat breakfast.

GRANDPARENTS:      Father Roger Landry Blogs- July 6, 2021

Many countries have special days to honor grandparents.

Some choose fixed days: Poland celebrates on Jan. 21 (grandmothers) and 22 (grandfathers); the Netherlands, June 4; Brazil, Portugal and Spain on July 26; Mexico on Aug. 28; Italy on Oct. 2; and Russia on Oct. 28.

Others choose specific Sundays: The United States, together with Bangladesh, Estonia and the Philippines, on the second Sunday of September; France, the first Sunday of March; Taiwan, the last Sunday of August; Japan, the third Sunday of September; the United Kingdom, the first Sunday of October; Hong Kong, Germany and Pakistan, the second Sunday of October; Australia, the last Sunday of October; South Sudan, the second Sunday of November; and Singapore, the fourth Sunday of November.

But the vast majority of the world’s 197 countries don’t have a day to honour our parents’ parents. The United Nations, which has 190 international days, does not have one for grandparents.–RVycjpKLer6JBvwAPZc7a-t-LcBVpAE6lD8vRsKVxLf4doxLt6yYlmenrF9_BKCFfmTDCLcrZPkTuB3RV6G-jAKJxFw&utm_content=138805629&utm_source=hs_email


BALLYDONOGHUE: Dear Parishioner, I write to inform you that from this summer, the parish of Ballydonoghue will no longer have a priest resident in the parish. Each of the priests in the North Kerry pastoral area will now minister to the parish of Ballydonoghue with one priest taking the lead role as Moderator. Ballydonoghue will continue to be a separate parish and will continue to have the fullness of parish life. In the coming months the Diocesan Pastoral Team will guide and support the parish and pastoral area through this time of transition. While the decrease in the number of clergy in the diocese is regrettable, there is a positive dimension to this new reality. It provides an opportunity for laity to take their rightful place in leadership roles in all our parishes. Due to the commitment of clergy and laity and the preparation that has been underway throughout the diocese at parish and pastoral area level, I believe Ballydonoghue parish and the North Kerry pastoral area will adjust well. I offer you, the people and the priests of the North Kerry pastoral area, my support at this time. I will keep you in my prayers as you strive to respond to this new situation. I regret that this news comes to you as Covid-19 continues to cause great difficulties. May the completion of the vaccination program make a real difference. May God watch over us all with his Fatherly care. Yours sincerely, + Ray Browne, Bishop of Kerry

TREATY of Limerick is 330 years old this year.

POET: Bríd Ní Mhóráin – West Kerry Poet talks about her eco aware life, in Camp, and her ongoing creative poetic life. Horizons on Radio Kerry at 9 am July 18.

POETRY: Éigse Michael Hartnett begins on Thursday 30 September 2021 in Newcastle West. Website:

FLU killed more than 20,000 people in England in the winter of 2017-18.

over-50s have had the chance of a C19 vaccine – these are of the age where 99% of Covid deaths have taken place. Time to focus on ventilation of homes and offices, before the next winters surge in covid cases. Airtight windows may be a thing of the past.


BAPTISMS: The advice from Government is that Baptisms should not take place. Our recommendation is that Baptisms which have already been booked may proceed but that no new bookings for Baptisms should be accepted pending further advice from the Government.  Numbers confined to a maximum of 10 people.

WEDDINGS: already planned will be permitted to proceed on the basis of the expected changes, with 50 guests permitted to attend wedding receptions with protective measures.

FUNERALS: The numbers of mourners permitted at funerals continues to be limited to 50. Attendance at wakes in private homes and at funeral homes is for family only. Related family gatherings should strictly adhere to prevailing public health advice on household mixing, including visitors to your home and indoor and outdoor dining.

BURIAL GROUND/GRAVEYARD MASSES Kerry County Council has issued clarification in relation to the holding of burial ground masses during the Summer of 2021. The clarification is as follows: – Kerry County Council believes that it would be unwise at this particular juncture to permit the holding of burial ground masses which would result in the creation of gatherings of people, in accordance with the current public health guidelines, but will reconsider this request when the Government next review the reopening of society and the economy later this Summer (subject to the public health situation at the time).

RADIO MARIA:  Radio Maria is an Irish Catholic Radio station that broadcasts Mass, Rosary, Divine Mercy Hour etc daily.  Tune in via the television, Saorview channel 210, (if you go forward one channel from RTE1 you get RTE2, if you go back one from RTE1 you get Radio Maria). All details are on their website,

REEK Sunday Pilgrimage on Croagh Patrick, which was cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will be going ahead this year from Wednesday to Saturday, 1st–31st July.

EXHIBITION: THE Hunt Museum’s summer exhibition “A Wild Atlantic Way” (opening on 9 July), travel the Wild Atlantic Way from Donegal to Kinsale and see Ireland through the paintings of 30 artists.

HAITI: The Tablet- Bishop Alphonse Quesnel of Fort Liberté, Haiti, said the Haitian church was “stunned” by the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. The last assassination of a Haitian president took place in 1915 and led to a 19-year occupation by U.S. troops.

FAMILY Records; Area – KERRY (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation – LISTOWEL

Baptism of PATRICK CASEY of KILMANY on 1 April 1814 (ASSUMED)


Date of Birth            1 April 1814 (BASED ON OTHER DATE INFORMATION)

Address         KILMANY

Father            JAMES CASEY

Mother          MARGARET NOLAN

Sponsor 1     DANIEL CASEY

Sponsor 2     ELLEN CONNOR


Area – KERRY (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation – LISTOWEL

Marriage of WILLIAM KELLY of LISTOWEL and JULIA GRIFFIN of NR on 11 October 1859

Husband       Wife


Address         LISTOWEL    NR

Witness 1      MAURICE CASEY

Witness 2      JEREMIAH LYNE


Area – KERRY (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation – LISTOWEL

Baptism of MARY KENELLY of NR on 28 September 1802


Date of Birth 28 September 1802 (BASED ON OTHER DATE

Father            THOMAS KENELLY

Mother          HONORA CASEY

Sponsor 1     DANIEL KENELLY

Sponsor 1 Address NR

Sponsor 2     JULIA CONNELL


Area – KERRY (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation – LISTOWEL

Baptism of WILLIAM CARROLL of CARUERAGH on 12 February 1821


Date of Birth            12 February 1821 (BASED ON OTHER DATE INFORMATION)

Address         CARUERAGH

Father            PATRICK CARROLL

Mother          MARY CASEY

Sponsor 1     MICHAEL BYRNS

Sponsor 2     MARY CONNOR


Area – KERRY (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation – LISTOWEL

Baptism of DANIEL KENNELLY of FINUGE on 24 August 1824


Date of Birth            24 August 1824 (BASED ON OTHER DATE INFORMATION)

Address         FINUGE

Father            PATRICK KENNELLY

Mother          ELLEN CASEY


Sponsor 1 Address NR

Sponsor 2     MARY O’SULLIVAN


Area – KERRY (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation – LISTOWEL

Baptism of MATHEW KELLY of GORTAGLANNA on 18 December 1824


Date of Birth            18 December 1824 (BASED ON OTHER DATE INFORMATION)

Address         GORTAGLANNA

Father            JOHN KELLY

Mother          HONORA MCMAHON

Sponsor 1     TIMOTHY LEAHY

Sponsor 2     MARY CASEY ——————————————



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The great and undetectable detective

7 July marked the anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s death – a master of mystery thrillers and compelling detective fiction, and creator of the famous Sherlock Holmes. For decades, many have questioned whether Sherlock was just a character devised in Doyle’s mind or if the great detective truly existed and remained undetected.



6 July 1885: A step forward for modern medicine

Although he was not certain that the vaccine would work, French microbiologist Louis Pasteur successfully gave the first anti-rabies vaccination to nine-year-old Joseph Meister, who had been bitten by an infected dog.


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