Knockanuare notes-May 1st 2022

ROSARY in front of the Grotto in Village of Knockanure, Tues and Thursday Eve at 8pm, for the month of May, for World Peace, please come along. Rosary at Moyvane Grotto will be recited each Tuesday for the month of May at 7:30pm. At Lacca Cross every Friday @8p.m. during the month of May; Rosary for Ireland in the Square in Abbeyfeale 14th May @4.00pm.

PARISH: An item of jewellery was found on the grounds of Moyvane Church, please contact the Parish Office or Sacristan. Baptisms take place Saturday afternoons.  Please contact the Parish Office regarding forms and booking etc. Weddings, also please contact the Parish Office.

Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. immediately after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results from Tuesday April 26th. Jackpot €3,700. Numbers Drawn: 2, 3, 8, and 19. No winner. Lucky Dips of €25 went to: 1. Eilish Kearney, Moyvane South; 2. Helen Corridan, c/o Teresa Collins; 3. David Myles Kearney, Moyvane South; 4. Jerry Woods, Knockanure, and 5. Pat Guerin, Kevins Bar. Next draw is on May 3rd in the clubhouse. All are welcome. The Jackpot will be €3,800.

ALONE are recruiting visitation support and befriending volunteers in Listowel and surrounding areas. If you would like to volunteer with ALONE see the volunteer section of the website.

BEREAVED: Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday 10th May at 7:15pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee Co. Kerry. We also offer an online support group further information by contacting us on [email protected]

SYMPATHY: At a recent Board of Management at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy was passed – To the Lawlor Family on the death of Father John Lawlor Ballydonoghue;

To the Leahy Family on the death of Billy Leahy Trien Kilmorna; To the O’ Keeffe Family Kilmeaney on the death of Sr. Perpetua; To the Nolan Family Murhur on the death of Noreen; To the extended Greaney Family on the death of Betty Moyvane; To the extended Nolan Family on the death of Mary McElligott nee Nolan Moyvane.

DEATH; Kenya: Recently heavy rain has fallen in some parts of Turkana Desert, in Lodwar, a very slight amount of rain. The death of the third President in Kenya, Mwai Kibaki at the age of 90. He will be remembered for construction of roads and making primary education more accessible to poorer families.

ANNIVERSARIES: John O’Connor, Hannah Sheehy, John Horgan, Liza Mulvihill, David O’Brien, Sr. Perpetua O’Brien, Sr. Conception O’Connor, Assumpta Mahony, Bridie Cox, Jackie McMahon, John Neenan, Heidi Deegan, Sr. Bridie O’Sullivan, Mary Rose Kennely, Canon Michael Fleming, Fr. Colmcille Murphy, Jeremiah McCarthy, Paul Dalton, Michael Andrew Beasley Flaherty, Mike Brendan Sheehy.

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 30th April- Moyvane for John O’Connor (Anniv.) of Moyvane South at 7.30pm; Sun. 1st May Knockanure for Padraig & Jackie McMahon, Anniv. Of Lisaniskea at 9.30am, and Mass in Moyvane for John & Catherine Scanlon & son Tom, (Anniv.) Leitrim West at 11.00am;

Mon. 2nd May’22- No Mass in Church; Tues. 3rd May 22 at Moyvane for Denis O’Connor (Anniv.)

Church St., Glin 10.00am; Wed. 4th May’22 at Knockanure for Kathleen O’Sullivan nee Leahy RIP, recently deceased, Clieveragh, Listowel & formerly Gortaglanna, Knockanure at 10.00am; Thurs. 5th May’22 at Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.6th May’22 at Knockanure a Private Intention at  10.00am; Sat. 7th May’22 at Moyvane for Con Carmody (2nd Anniv.) Gortdromasillihy at 7.30pm;

Sun.8th May’22 Knockanure for Noreen Nolan, RIP a Month’s Mind at 9.30am, and Mass at Moyvane for Ann Prendeville (2nd Anniv.) Carraueragh at 11.00am.

ST PIO & 1st Friday Evening Mass at Listowel 6.45pm.

ADORATION takes place every Wednesday straight after 10.30am. Mass in Listowel, until 1.00 p.m. new adores welcome from 12noon to 1pm.

WORLD Day of Prayer for Vocations 8th May.

ROSARY FOR MAY:  Rosary at the Grottos, The Rosary will be prayed each day during the month of May. For details www.coastal

WELL: The annual pilgrimage to St Batt’s Well on Saturday, April 30th. Rosary recited at 4.00pm.

The Blessed well in Knockanure, was always patronised on the Sundays of May. Older generation used recall remembering patrons coming from Abbeydorney.

SINGING CLUB:  in Philip Enrights’ Ramble Inn, the regular monthly club will take place on Friday, May 6 at 8pm.

CONGRATULATIONS to Fr. Pat Ahern a native of Moyvane, who was recently presented with The Kerry Association in Dublin Arts Award, which is sponsored by Kerry County Council. In 1962 he graduated with a music degree from UCC. In 1973 he was released from parish work to devote his exceptional skills to folk theatre. Fr. Pat was involved in entertaining the Pope in Limerick in 1979, and involved in hundreds of shows over the years.

WALK: Darkness Into Light At 4.15am on Saturday 7 May at Tarbert. Walk from Tarbert Comprehensive School to Tarbert Island and back.

Bealtaine is an Age & Opportunity Arts initiative, funded by the Arts Council and the HSE.


FESTIVAL: Age & Opportunity is always committed to providing an enjoyable and safe Bealtaine experience for everyone who attends our events. This is also true in relation to our national festival partners. This year, we encourage everyone attending Bealtaine festival events to liaise with event organisers in relation to their safety and security in light of government guidelines and restrictions around Covid-19.



CYCLE: Ard  Churam Day Care Centre for the elderly & Dementia Centre Listowel needs your support! Ard Churam has been selected as a beneficiary of the 2022 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle.  If you, or any member of your family would like to join our Team of Cyclists please log into the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle facebook page and nominate Ard Churam as your chosen charity or check out our facebook page where you will find a link to register directly for us.

WOMEN of Faith Conference 2022 is LIVE on Radio Maria Ireland on Sat. 7th May 2pm. Speakers. Sr. Consilio (Cuan Mhuire), Wendy Grace (Catholic Speaker) Fr. Freddy Warner, SMA, Sr. Susan Evangelist (Sister of Mercy) Dr. Edward Sri (Scripture Scholar). Please join us for this blessed event sponsored by Totus Tuus Magazine. Radio Maria Ireland is accessible by going online at

CONCERT;  Kerry Choral Union Spring Concert at St Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Sunday, May 8th at 7.30pm. to raise vital funds for Recovery Haven Kerry. Tickets on sale from Recovery Haven’s Tralee at 5 Haig’s Terrace or at the door on the night.

MOYVANE Club Lotto: Tickets are available Online by following the link on Moyvane GAA Facebook Page. Tickets also available at Enright’s Bar, Speedy’s Bar, Hanrahans Bar Homevalue Hardware, Holly’s Gala, Stack’s Butchers, Corridan’s Garage, Newtownsandes Co-op, A New U and Curl Up & Dye. You can also contact any Committee Member.

TEA DAY for Alzheimers is on Thursday may 5th.

CONVENT: Presentation Convert day for visitation of prospective students and parents, Sat May 7th 10am to noon for students and parents 11:30 to noon. Ring 068 21452.

HSE produce and distribute a wide range of health related resources.

SPORT: Cúl Camp is now open online at The camp takes place in Athea from 11th – 15th of July 2022.

VAUXHALL/OPEL, the annual Opel/Vauxhall Kerry, Wild Atlantic Way Vintage/Classic Car Run. Taking place on Sunday, May 8, Ahern’s Garage, Castleisland is this year’s headquarters.

(LEADER) Programme 2014-2020, this project aims to unlock innovative new solutions for the sustainable growth and development of rural communities within the North Kerry – West Limerick region.     Community Workshop 3: Addressing the Impacts of Climate Change (May 3, 7pm-8:30pm, Abbeyfeale. Community Workshop 4: Becoming a ‘Smart Village’ – The Role of ICT and New Technologies (May 10, 7pm-8:30pm, Listowel.

TAIZE: Youth Pilgrimage to Taizé 2022 The diocese is recruiting pilgrims to travel to Taizé this summer, young people aged 18 to 30 years. Travel on Sun. June 26th and return Sun. July 3rd ‘22.  Cost €600. Contact Tomás Kenny 086 3683778 or [email protected]

SOCIAL MEDIA; Tuesday, May 10 from 10am to 4pm at the Longcourt House Hotel. This interactive training workshop delivered by Sandra Hennessy of BeDynamic will be tailored to the suit the types of businesses attending.  Training is suited to small business owners who already have a basic knowledge of Social Media platforms and may include topics such as Facebook for Business, LinkedIn, Instagram and TikTok. Pre-booking is essential by contacting Brenda Heath on 069 66297 or by email to [email protected]

Social Farming Interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming please contact Eadaoin, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 087 366 3842 or email her [email protected]

RALLY of the Lakes in Killarney. The rally, in its 41st edition, will bring a festival-like atmosphere in the town over the May Bank Holiday Weekend.

HOT DESK:  WorkBase E-Hub at Old Bank Building on Main Street, Abbeyfeale. For full details and pricing on Private Office Suites, Meeting Room, Hot-desks etc contact Ken Tobin on 086 816 2105.

HELP LINES: Call: 01 5313331.   Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203 –   068/ 31262    068/51984    St Vincent De Paul    Tel 087/1213560.  Counselling Appointment    061/314213.

CLOTHES: Shannonside Women’s Group are holding a clothes collection in aid of the Ukraine Crisis, items can be dropped off at the Church Car Park, Tarbert on Thursday 12 May from 8am to 10.30 am.

GAA Athea; The ladies club will be running a clothes collection up to Monday May 9th. And  bring them to the club house Athea.

VOLUNTEERS are being sought by the Tinteán Theatre to help out at upcoming shows, If you would like to help, please contact Joanne at Ballybunion Tourist Office on 068-25555.

AGE Action, does small DIY jobs, free of charge, for older people to help them maintain their homes and their independence. For details contact Age Action national helpline 0818 911 109 or email [email protected]

TURF cutting and the war in Ukraine, our government are not sincere in their sympathy with the people suffering from an unnecessary war. If they were really giving help, they would keep a constant campaign on the media, advising and enabling the Irish and their EU and world population to refrain from any activity that would use gas or oil, which fuels the war. All advertisements could carry a warning of their carbon footprint.

Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) has recently sent a written communication to Bord na Móna calling on the organisation to stop the removal of its 950,000t peat stockpiles.

FODDER, hundreds of acres of land are lying idle due to present policies of the EU and market conditions. They could easily bring back some of the wasteland for fodder production, still only talk and no speedy action before it is too late.

FERTILISERS: Price of and scarcity of fertilisers, our ancestors, used sea sand, any experts looking into its use in the present emergency.

KERRY GROUP: Edmond Scanlon was addressing the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) which took place in the Brandon Hotel in Tralee, Co. Kerry on Thursday, April 28 2022. “We continue to be horrified by the tragic events that are unfolding in front of us and our hearts go out to the Ukrainian people in what is a truly devastating humanitarian crisis,” he said.

WASTE: How to go zero-waste at the grocery store. You don’t need to buy anything to start.

FARMERS the BPS closing date is midnight on May 16 2022.

BREXIT Adjustment: Local Authority Marine Infrastructure Scheme 2022-2023 is designed to support economic sectors, businesses and local communities and to support job creation, grants available.

TASK-Force: Shannon Estuary Economic Task-force. The new Task-force brings together a team with expertise in research, academia and industry and will be chaired by Barry O’Sullivan, formerly of J & J

and current IDA board member.

RECYCLING: Free Electrical & Battery Recycling Event on Friday 20th May from 10am to 4pm, in Supervalu Car Park, Ballybunion.

FESTIVAL: Ballybunion’s second annual arts festival 21 – 24 July. The Ballybunion Arts Festival will host a diverse programme of Theatre,  Poetry,  Performance Art,  Music, Visual Art  & workshops for artists and audiences.

GARDEN: Glenville House and Gardens Ardagh opening hours for 2022: May 1-31, August 13-21, inclusive (Heritage Week), September 1-13. Tuesday to Saturday from 9-30am to 1-30pm. Admission €5, Students €3, children and old age pensioners are free.  The house is located a mile from Ardagh on the Kilcolman road.

RACING:  Listowel Races June Festival take place on June 4th, 5th and 6th.

TEACHING: If you are interested in teaching refugees online on a flexible basis, you’ve come to the right place! Teachers either teach English / English conversation to adults or support schoolchildren who need some extra help in a range of subjects. To get started, fill out the sign-up form below and, once there is a suitable student, RefuNet will get in touch to connect you. You are then free to arrange the classes at a time that suits you both. We ask teachers to commit to at least one hour of lessons a week for at least three months, although the time of the classes can vary between weeks.


COMHALTAS Kerry History

The first meeting of the Kerry County Board of Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann was held in the Castl Arms Hotel, Ballyheigue, on the 21st December 1959.

ROSARY AT THE GROTTOS – The Rosary will be prayed each day during the month of May at hundreds of grottos around the Island of Ireland. To see a list of locations or to register a grotto (or other suitable location) simply visit

LOURDES Pilgrimage 22nd – 27th September. If you are interested in making this pilgrimage please let Fr Tony Mullins in Abbeyfeale know.  Full Religious programme. Staying at the Hotel La Solitude, Complimentary group travel insurance. Pilgrims must be fully vaccinated to travel as part of this group.

LOUGH Derg welcomes Pilgrims again with a full Pilgrimage programme this summer, Three Day Pilgrimage: 1st June – 15th August.


IRISH Rural Link established in 1991, is a national network of organisations and individuals campaigning for sustainable rural development in Ireland and Europe. A non-profit organisation represents over 600 community groups with a membership of 25,000.



UN has proclaimed 22 May the International Day for Biological Diversity to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

MABS OUTREACH CLINIC: On Friday, March 4th and on every second of Friday of the month thereafter (excluding bank holidays) a MABS Outreach Clinic will be held in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale from 9am -12.30pm. The contact number for appointments is 0818 072210 for the North Munster MABS Limerick Office. Those wishing to make an appointment must make the call themselves due to GDPR.


GUIDE Dog Day: International Guide Dog Day takes place on the last Wednesday of April each year.

It began in 1992 and continues to be celebrated each year.


ITALY:  “Liberation Day” in Italy, a holiday that commemorates the liberation of Italy from fascism and the Nazi occupation of the country during the Second World War. It was on April 25, 1945, that the Committee for National Liberation, the main umbrella group for the Italian resistance, called for a nationwide uprising against the fascists and the Germans.


USA: The Biden administration  established a program that allows Americans to sponsor Ukrainian refugees and have them temporarily stay in the United States under a system known as humanitarian parole.

The program, called Uniting for Ukraine, is a piece of a larger initiative to temporarily resettle as many as 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, but migrants themselves cannot directly apply. Instead, a sponsor in the United States must apply on their behalf, and then migrants may complete the process after their sponsor is approved.



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Notes and Sources 11 Permission was given for the establishment of Maynooth College “in an effort to prevent Catholic priests from seeking education in Europe, where they might be influenced by the ideas of the French Revolution.” A History of Ireland, Vol. II, Conquest and Colonisation, Col- Ims/MacCurt. 12 The Irish by Sean O’Faolam (a Pelican Original) page 107 13 “It does not follow that, because the bishops were unusually active in this period, they were therefore unusually effective in influencing government policy. On the contrary, they took some hard knocks in these years. Bishop Browne’s vocational organisation report was shelved. Archbishop McQuaid’s attempt to mediate in the school strike of 1946 was rebuffed. The hierarchy as a whole saw its advice on the licensing laws rejected, and was far from totally successful in its attempts to secure modifications in the health services.” J.H.Whyte, Church and State in Modern Ireland 1923-1970, page 374. 14 “In the 1972 referendum which abolished the constitutional ‘special position’ of the Catholic Church by a national vote of 84%, after Cardinal Conway had said in 1969 that ‘he would not shed a tear’, the most resounding Church intervention was in Cork, where the diocesan magazine said ‘Don’t vote Yes’, and where the size of the ‘No* vote led the country at 28%.” Irish Times, Dec. 1972, quoted in article in the Furrow, 1973, page 570. 15 Orange and Green. A Quaker Study of Community Relations in Northern Ireland, page 46. 16 The Sunday Times (London) January 13, 74:



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Kerry I.R.A. Volunteer Dies In Chicago Maurice Walsh, a native of Gaelbridge, Moyvane, Co. Kerry, died on May 14, 1973 at his home in Chicago, Illinois. Maurice was a member of the Derry Co. Listowel Battalion. He took the side of the Republican Movement and opposed the Treaty in 1921. All through his life Maurice remained a true Irishman and supported the fight for a 32 County Free Ireland. It is with sadness that his friends regret his departure from this life. All of us are better Irishmen for having the opportunity to be associated with him. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family in the U.S. and in his native Kerry. Jack Lyons



ENERGY: Four simple changes, such as turning down the thermostat, air-drying laundry, placing a lid on saucepans during cooking and using the dishwasher in eco mode, could save £400 a year.

Sky News analysis of data from consultancy Cambridge Energy shows that those changes would also lead to a drop in carbon emissions by a fifth for heating per household.

News reports say that air source heat pump could reduce your energy bill by £375 per year, it could, in theory, take up to 48 years to pay for itself.




WAR: With the experience of World War I fresh in his mind, Randolph Bourne famously warned that “war is the health of the state.” Under stress, he noted, people rally behind the government and lash out at dissenters. Since then, we’ve learned that freedom lost in times of crisis is rarely fully regained after life settles down. War isn’t always avoidable; Ukrainians had no choice but to fight or capitulate when Russian forces invaded. But, no matter whether Russia or Ukraine ultimately prevail, the logic of conflict inevitably makes a victim of individual liberty.


The two leaders hit it off, and not just because of their legendary macho bravado. Mr. Putin, a former K.G.B. agent who had been based in Dresden, spoke fluent German and grew up poor, like Mr. Schröder, whose mother was a cleaner who brought up five children on her own.


The World Bank says the war in Ukraine is set to cause the “largest commodity shock” since the 1970s – meaning huge price rises for goods ranging from natural gas to wheat and cotton.


The increases will affect the poorest most, but households and business of all sizes will feel the effects.


Wheat is predicted to go up in price by almost 43% and reach new highs, chicken could go up nearly 42%, soybeans 20% and oil 30%.


CARDINAL Timothy Dolan is poised to leave Rome and head east to spend time with refugees from the war in Ukraine.

Israel and the world is pausing to remember the 6-million Jews murdered during WWII.



WAR: During the war, airmen in the 100th Bomb Group could finish their combat service and return home after flying 25 missions. Yet with a 1 in 10 chance of becoming a casualty, few were able to reach this milestone. Lucky was one of the, well, lucky few who did, and Kevin traces how he got there, from trying to join the Royal Canadian Air Force as a teenager, to learning to fly the B-17 on the job, to his harrowing daylight bombing missions over Germany, to the life he made for himself after the war. Along the way, Kevin describes the brutal conditions inside a B-17 and the bomber’s role in winning the war.







GARDEN: Here are the caveats to surviving on your own food

There are a few caveats here, or aspects of a survival garden you really need to think about before you decide that just because your backyard is precisely 200 square feet you’ll be able to pull this off. First of all, the list above isn’t comprehensive and only included a few examples.



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