Knockanuare Notes-July 18th 2021

FR KEVIN is leaving us to the surprise of many, as he was one of the most active priests in the locality, during the Covid 19 pandemic. During these times it will not be possible to have a parish gathering to thank him and wish him well in his new assignment.

GLÓRACH BINGO AT FR. CASEY’S: Drive-In Bingo at the GAA grounds in Abbeyfeale every Sunday, until further notice, with a 2pm start.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Mulvihill family, Moyvane who won the Dawn Milk Al Fresco Dining summer promotion worth E1,000. The next draw closing date is August 27th, send your tokens to Dawn Summer Promotion, Po Box 407, An Post Mail Centre, Edward Street, Tralee.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Teagasc are spending E4m in forty scholarships in post graduate study.

Kerry College – two new Tech Apprenticeships will start in September.

MUNSTER Technological University has secured €2,219,980 in funding to provide 837 places under the Government’s Springboard+ and Human Capital Initiatives for the academic year 2021/2022.

Cyber Ireland reports that 48 per cent of companies have open or unfilled cyber roles.

SOUTHDOC Care Centre Greenville, contact 1850 33 59 99.

PIETA Midwest have helped over 1,000 people over the past two years, half of them are under 25.

DAY for Grandparents and elderly on July 25th; Parishes are invited to celebrate grandparents, elders, older priests and religious, who have given lives of dedicated service to their families and communities. Parishes are also asked to ensure that their local nursing care home is included in this annual celebration.

ADORATION in Listowel Church on Wednesdays 11am to 1pm. in front of main altar.

DEATH has taken place of Jennie Kennelly (née Fitzgerald), Moybella, Lisselton and late of Coil, Listowel, on July 10th, 2021. Predeceased by her husband Paddy, parents Mary and Chris, brothers Paddy and Billy and deceased members of the Kennelly and Fitzgerald families. Survived by her sons Tom, Chris and Fr. Padraig, daughters Maria and Eileen, sons-in-law John and Tom, daughters-in-law Anna and Debra, grandchildren Cathal, Tadhg, Eoin, Sinead and Aoife, nephews, and nieces.

Death of Gerald Fitzgerald, Coolkeragh, Listowel, on July 13th, 2021. Survived by his wife Peggy, sons John, Liam and Brendan, grandchildren Seán, Sarah, Ciarán, Ciara, Emer, Cadhla and Damhin, daughters-in-law Cora, Aine and Maeve, brother-in-law John Joe, sisters-in-law Annie, Maureen and Nodie. Gerald was first cousin to Jennie Kennelly and his mother Nora, came from Derry.

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.

Death of Sr. Anne Daye, Presentation Convent Castleisland, and formerly of Lispole, Dingle, on July 9th 2021.

SYMPATHY to Fr. Joe Nolan and family of Lisselton on the death recently of their sister Marianne in California.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridie Mai Sheehy, Fr. William Buckley, Tom Sullivan, Margaret Horgan, Nora Reidy, Bridget Collins, Jack McKenna, Fr. Timothy Gunn, Mary Scanlon, Hannah Ferguson, Bill Enright, Nora Moore, Maurice Stack, Patrick Shanahan, Margaret Twohig, John Broderick, Fr. Denis Dwyer, John McAuliffe, Maureen Airey, Mass Moyvane; Sat 17th at 7.30pm for Bridie Reilly (née Fitzmaurice), Leitrim Middle & Glasgow (Anni) & deceased members of the Fitzmaurice family; Sun 18th at 11.00am for Anne Prendiville, Carrueragh (Birthday Remembrance); Wed 21st at 7.30pm Mass of thanksgiving – Special Intention; Thurs 22nd  at 7.30pm for Nora Moore, Kilmorna (Anni), her husband Jimmy & their son Willie; Sat 24th at 7.30pm for  Peggy O’Brien, Co. Wicklow (Rec Dec)

(sister to Mary Quinn, Leitrim Middle), and Mass on Sun 25th at 11.00am for Rita Daly (née Finnucane), l/o South Africa & Moyvane (Anni).

Mass Knockanure on Sun 18th at 9.30am for Jerry & Ellen Enright, Lisaniskea (Anni), and Mass on Sun 25th at 9.30am for Assumpta Mahony, Coolaclarig (Rec Dec).

LATIN Mass will be offered on Sunday 25th July 2021 at 12.30pm at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee, by Fr. Martin Hegarty CC.

CONGRATULATIONS to the priests who are celebrating Jubilees of their Ordination. We have three priests celebrating 50 years, and six priests celebrating 40 years. We now have 12 parishes served by the priests of the Pastoral Area.

BARNAGH GARDENS: Olive and Maurice Sheehan and family who have re-opened Barnagh Gardens to act as a Greenway Hub. Greenway on the rail line through   Kilmorna to Listowel, is expected to open next year.

EDUCATION event for people interested in Social Farming, contact Joseph McCrohan, at 066 9472 724.

REOPENS:  The Listowel cinema has reopened after 6 months closure. Bookings can be made online on and you can also just turn up but come early.  For further information call 068 22796

FEAST of St. Bridget of Sweden, patron of Europe is celebrated on Friday July 23rd.

PAYMENTS C19: The personal rate for this payment is €350 per week, as compared with the normal Illness Benefit rate of €203. It will be paid for a maximum of 2 weeks where a person is self-isolating due to being a probable source of infection, and for a maximum of 10 weeks if a person has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). If a person has been certified for less than 10 weeks, they will be paid for the duration of their certificate.


ENGLISH government is continuing to support the NHS in its fight against Corona virus. Taken together with this new funding, the government has provided £63 billion in 2020 to 2021 and £29 billion in 2021 to 2022 to support health services and increased the NHS core non-COVID budget from £130 billion to £136 billion.

EMPATHY Project; To date we have trained 248 teachers and 65 Youth workers, bringing the Story Exchange model to thousands of young people nationwide.

EU has exported 220 million jabs, almost as many as it has used for its own citizens. (May 2021)

UNVEILING OF PLAQUE:  Former Justice and Foreign Affairs Minister Gerard Collins was principal speaker recently at the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the Joy’s Corner Abbeyfeale Ambush which took place during the Irish War of Independence on June 5, 1921.

FLOWERS: Fuchsia is now covered with abundant flowers. Wild flowers are now blooming along many quite side roads, pity the council go so severe in cutting more than margins on the principal roads and they lecture us about biodiversity. The quantity of weed killed purchased by taxpayers money is ignored.

WATER: European context, Ireland is one of the best for water quality, where only 98% of groundwater bodies are below 50mg/L for nitrates, in contrast to Germany and Spain at 72% and 78.5% respectively, according to farm organisations.

MUSIC: TG4, 21:30. four-part series, Fleadhfest ’21, follows presenters Dáithí Ó Sé and Doireann Ní Ghlacáin travel the four provinces, 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

CAMPA MHUIRE: Free online Catholic Faith Camp for Children aged 5-12.The four day Summer Camp from Tues. July 27th–Fri. July 30th will include Music & Action Songs, Arts & Crafts, into the Deep Bible Stories, Games, Drama, Live streamed daily Mass and more! No need to register, check out

GOLF HOTEL; at online auction on BidX1 on Friday, July 23 with a guide of €650,000.

ARTS: Crooked House Theatre Company has initiated a project called Dréimire which aims to recruit 20 applicants from ethnic, migrant and under-privileged backgrounds, particularly young people living in Direct Provision, who would like intensive help in accessing actor-training at third level colleges in Ireland and in the UK. The project is called Dréimire and serves as a stepping stone/support system for young people interested in pursuing acting at third level institutions.

The application for Dréimire 2021-2022 is now open. The application will close for further submissions on Friday, September 10th at 5pm.

More details (

Kerry Local Creative Youth Partnership (Kerry LCYP) wishes to provide a listing of professionals who are available to work with children and/or young people on creativity projects in Kerry.

BOOK: Conor W. O’Brien: Life in Ireland: A Short History of a Long Time, Merrion Press, Dublin 2021

ISBN: 9781785373848- RRP: €16.95

This journey through time in Ireland, with its focus on how landscapes, flora and fauna have changed in deep time, would make a great present for the Irish-identified naturalist teenager in your midst. Or the curious general reader, of course.

HERITAGE: Tinteán online is a magazine for all those interested in their own Australian-Irish heritage or in Australian-Irish history and culture, and the Irish diaspora more generally.


BUSSES: Three new hydrogen-powered buses, Climate and Environment Minister Eamon Ryan launched the 2.4 million pilot scheme recently, and will operate on commuter services in Dublin. There are only 4,200 hydrogen powered vehicles worldwide.

PEAT: Heritage officials called on to attend agri-committee on peat, article by Charles O’Donnell

BE INFORMED: Please go to the catholic website Pick of the week –

Audio Commentary on “Jesus & the Jewish roots of the Eucharist” by Lighthouse Catholic Media.

RECOVERY HAVEN:  Kerry’s outdoor Marquee – six-week – Awareness through Movement Classes.  Starts Wed. 21st July – 11.00am.  To book – 0667192122.

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER RETREATS: This year the summer retreats for Youth2000 are back. For the  Munster  Area  there  are  three  retreats happening this summer all during the same weekend. It is from 13th-15th August and they take place in Limerick, Cork and Waterford. Places need to be  booked  through  the  Youth2000  office  [email protected]  or 00353 (0) 1 6753690


BISHOP Ray Browne Diocese of Kerry 16 July 2021.Diocese of Kerry Appointments July 2021


Bishop Ray Browne wishes to announce the following changes of appointment of clergy of the Diocese of Kerry: Retirements: Fr. Tom Crean, PP Kenmare. Fr. John Lawlor, PP Ballydonoghue.

Fr. Con Buckley, PP Kilgarvan.

Appointments: Fr. George Hayes PP Glenflesk to be PP Kenmare. Fr. Kevin McNamara, PP Moyvane to be PP Glenflesk.Fr. Brendan Carmody SJ to be PP Moyvane.Fr. Martin Spillane, PP Caherdaniel, to be PP Brosna. Fr. Bernard Healy further Studies Rome to be CC, St. John’s, Tralee.

KILLARNEY: we  reflect  on  Aghadoe  Cathedral  and  Innisfallen Island. Aghadoe Cathedral .The area has also been linked with 5th century missionaries; however the first  major  discovery  that  Aghadoe  was  an  important  site  was  the discovery of the 7th Century Ogham Stones. According to the Annals of Innisfallen, St. Finian the Leper founded another monastery at Aghadoe around the 6th or 7th century, dating from 939; the monastery is also known as the “Old Abbey”. Also present in the vicinity is the 13th century Parkavonear Castle, built by the Normans in 1169 post the Anglo-Norman Invasion. It is believed that the monastery on Innisfallen Island is closely linked  with  the monastery  at Aghadoe;  reference  is first made  to  their relationship  in  the  Annals  of  Innisfallen  while  also  a  great  scholar  of Innisfallen was buried in Aghadoe in 1010 AD. The round tower began construction in 1027; with the 12th century came new rulers, Eóganacht Locha Léin, who constructed a new church in Romanesque style called the ‘Great Church’. The church was finally completed by the end of the 12th century with the addition of a chancel; this was later segregated from the rest of the church by a wall.

Innisfallen  island  can  be  seen  in  the  distance  from  Ross  Castle  out beyond the entrance to the bay. A monastery was founded on Innisfallen in the 7th century and it became a seat of learning and it is said that King Brian Boru studied there. On the island are the remains of the extensive 12th  century  Augustinian  priory  and  a  small  11th -12th  century Romanesque church. The annals of Innisfallen, a major source of early Irish history and now stored in the Bodleian Library in Oxford were written there. Boat trips to the island operate from the Ross Castle area from Ross and Reen piers

VISIT: 1887. Monsignor Pesco, Papal Envoy Visit to Bantry to See Baroness of Bantry, (Rosamond Catharine Petre), only Visitor to Him in the Evening John Edward Barrett, J.P., Carriganass Castle, Kealkil.


Advocate NY 9 Feb 1954

In fulfilment    of   the   last   wish   of   an   exile    who   went   to   America    in    1900,   a   trunk   containing   150   books   will   soon start   a   3,000-mile   journey   across   the   Atlantic   to   a village   library in County Limerick.  The books were bequeathed by Mr.  Martin J.   Sheehy,  retired   Deputy   inspector   of   the  New  York   Police  Department,  and  a  native  of  Glenalappa,  Moyvane,   Co.  Kerry,   after    he   read   during his last illness that   a branch  library    had    been    opened    in    Glin,    where   much   of   his   youth   had   been”   spent.

Irish Examiner 1841-1999, Thursday, 30 September, 1886; Page: 2

.—Detective Sergeant Maguire arrested yesterday at Queenstown a man named George Mason, a labourer, on the charge of having committed a serious assault at Newtownsands. The accused was taken into custody when about going on board the steam tender of the Inman Steamer City of Richmond, bound to New York. He was taken before a magistrate and remanded pending the arrival of an escort from Listowel.


Irish Examiner 1841-1999, 13.06.1898, page 2

The President of Newtownsandes Dairy Society will up to 20th inst , receive tenders for supplying coal to the above mentioned Creamery, carriage paid to Listowel Railway station.


Kerry Weekly Reporter 1883-1920, 30.03.1895, page 5

Notice to Contractors; The Committee of the Newtownsandes Co-operative Dairy Society, Limited, will on Monday the 25th March 1895, meet to consider tenders for (a)Building a Dairy Factory at Newtownsandes. (b)Providing and Erecting Machinery; (c) Sinking a Pump; (d) Building Place.

Copies of plans and specifications to be seen with the President Rev M Dillon, PP or at the office of the Engineer. F C. Hartigan, B.E., C. E. and Architect, Rathkeale.


Irish Examiner 1841-1999, Saturday, 17 April, 1897; Page: 7

Glin Industrial School

Moyvane House, Newtownsandes,

Co. Kerry, April 15th, 1897.

DEAR SIR,—In the leading article in your paper of yesterday—Wednesday—on the proposed ” Irish Poor Relief Bill,” the following occurs—”The Glin Industrial School has not been, from causes which we may expect to disappear, a very pronounced success up to the present.” How you arrive at this conclusion I fail to see.  I am, and have been, a member of this School Board since its formation, and lent my humble assistance to its establishment, and I venture to say that a more successful institution is not in the United Kingdom.

In support of this assertion, I can with confidence appeal to the highly respected Bishop of Limerick, Dr O’Dwyer; to Lady Monteagle, who takes a particular interest in it; to Lady Emly, to Miss Balfour, to Miss Greaves, and a host of other distinguished and disinterested personages who have visited the institution.

One or two persons, through pique or jealousy at not being put on the school Board, have done their utmost to throw ridicule on the school and its management, but their efforts are utterly futile.

I defy the most prejudiced or sceptical to visit it without at once admitting the manifest improvement morally, physically and intellectually of the children since its formation two years ago.

The boys are now able to turn out a suit of clothes fit for the most fastidious, and a pair of boots fit for a ballroom. The carpentry work of the house for some time past has been done by the boys, and the bread baked there would suit the most delicate palate. So you see the Christian Brothers and the officials have left nothing undone on their part.

The good, kind Sisters are not forgetful of those under their charge. I saw dishes turned out solely by the girls that would do credit to a Parisian cook, and that would tempt, the appetite of the greatest epicure, and the needlework and knitting, etc, which is done by them, would bear comparison with establishments of a quarter of a century’s standing.

This very useful institution was most unreasonably criticised—when only half a year established—by persons from whom encouragement and support should have been expected, and who, I believe, would never have given utterance to these remarks had they visited the school before they made use of them.

It is a decided loss, and a great pity that a leading paper, such as yours, should become the channel, unwittingly I have no doubt, of casting any aspirations, no matter in how small a way, on the management of this school, for to my own personal knowledge everything is done to make it a success.

There would be no dearer wish of my heart than to see two or three such institutions in each county in Ireland, and there would be no surer means of doing away with workhouses, as the children who are obliged to avail of their shelter would, if placed in such schools, become honourable, upright, and self-supporting members of society.

There is nothing causes me greater pain than the marked difference between the few children left in Listowel Workhouse for want of room at Glin school—outwardly, timid and squattest—and the manly, upright demeanour of their former comrades, who have been at Glin for some time.

My reason for referring to your editorial is, I fear, it may be the means of deterring other unions of establishing similar schools, and I would beg of you before you again refer in any away disparagingly to it to send one of your staff to visit it, and from the very satisfactory report which he must send you, you will I know with pleasure, quite agree with the statements contained in this letter. I remain, dear sir, yours very faithfully,. M J NOLAN , Chairman, Listowel Board of Guardians, and Member of the Glin School Board.



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  1. Barbara Derbyshire says

    I am sorry to hear that Fr. Kevin is moving on. One of the most enduring memories of this pandemic will be my sitting in my kitchen during the first lockdown, with the door open, and hear him saying Mass over the loudspeaker. He kept the souls of Moyvane safe.

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