Knockanuare Notes May 29th 2022.

KNOCK: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock from Knockanure Moyvane takes place Sat. 18th June (Corpus Christi weekend). Contact Margaret 087-2976 304/Maureen 087-951 4352.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results – Jackpot €4,100. Numbers Drawn: 1, 5, 11, and 30. No winner.

Lucky Dips of €25 went to: 1. Bernadette Enright, Keylod; 2. Mary Moore, Kilmorna; 3. Tim Keane, Clounbrane, Moyvane; 4. Jack Houlihan, c/o Jim Greaney, and 5. Con Scanlon, Glenroe, Listowel

Next draw is on May 31st in the clubhouse. All are welcome. The Jackpot will be €4,200.

SAFE Tractor Driving Skills” course for 14- to 16-year-olds which will take place in Listowel, Tralee and Castleisland Mart between 27th-29th June. Cost €35. Contact Helen 068-23429.

PARISH: Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. The Rosary is recited at Our Lady’s Grotto, Moyvane, on Tues. at

7:30pm, also Knockanure on Tues, in May. During June, Fr. Brendan will be away. Fr. Liam O’Connell SJ will be in the Parish. Let’s Pray Together- To enable a better group response, we have laminated versions of the Gloria and Creed, at the back of the Church. Please use them.

The Pray for Life Novena from Mon. 23rd May to the Feast of the Visitation 31st May’22. Visit for the daily Novena.

MEMORIAL to Fr. Kevin MacNamara, at the request of the Pastoral Council, a memorial plate and plaque will be erected.

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

ALONE’s Support and Befriending services, contact 0818 222 024.

DEATH of Maurice (Mossie) Kearney, Manchester, and formerly of Kilbaha, Moyvane, son of the late Paddy and Nora Kearney on May 22nd 2022 in Manchester. Maurice is recently predeceased by his  wife Anna Marie (nee Cregan), sister Peggy, brother John and daughter-in-law Heather. Mossie is survived by  his daughters Elaine and Joyce, sons Joseph, Colin and Mark, daughter-in-law Sharon, son’s partner Louise, grandchildren Michael, Luke, Liam and Niamh, brother Paddy, sister Bridie, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Funeral arrangements later. Mass in Moyvane and burial at Kilnaughtin.

ANNIVERSARIES: Esther Byrne, Bridie Histon, Pat Joe McEnery, Willie Pearse, Jack Higgins, Sr. Alexis Fitzgerald, James Duggan, Eileen Healy, Catherine Forde, Chris Moriarty, Ita Sweeney, Daniel F Kennelly, Anne Dillon, Denny Collins,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.28th May’22- Moyvane for Willie Pearse (Aniv.) Woodgrove at 7.30pm; Sun.29th May’22- Knockanure, feast of The Ascension of The Lord at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Michael Flaherty (Aniv.) Glenalappa 11.00am; Mon.30th May’22 No Mass in Church; Tues.31st– May’22 at Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Weds.1st June’22- Knockanure a Private Intention 10.00am; Thurs.2nd June’22- Moyvane a Private Intention 10.00am; Fri.3rd June’22

Knockanure, the First Friday a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.4th June’22- Moyvane for James Duggan (Aniv.) 7.30pm; Sun.5th June’22- Knockanure- Pentecost Sunday at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Pat Joe McEnery (2nd Aniv.) Tubertoureen at 11.00am.

ADORATION in Listowel takes place every Wednesday straight after 10.30am. Mass until 1.00 p.m. new adores welcome from 12 noon to 1pm.  There will be a petition box half way up the church.

EXAM MASS in Listowel: Leaving & Junior Certificate starting on Wednesday June 8th – we invite all our students and family members to join us for the Vigil Mass on the Saturday night before the exams – Sat., June 4th –

BEST Wishes to Karen O’Sullivan, Finuge and Jeremiah Donegan, son of Bernie and Stevie of Moybella, who were married recently in St John’s, Ballybunion.

BEST Wishes to Gerry Griffin, after 45 years in business in Athea, has decided to retire.

FLEADH in Athea on the June Bank Holiday weekend. Wednesday 1 to Monday 6. The Fleadh Competitions will be held on the Saturday and Sunday. On Wednesday 1, a storytelling night will be held at the Top of the Town from 8pm. On Thursday 2, a singing night takes place at the Top of the Town from 8pm. On Friday 3, the official opening will take place in the square followed by a Wrenboy Exhibition. On Saturday 4, a concert featuring Fuinneamh will take place in Con Colbert Hall at 8pm. On Sunday 5, Céilí with Donie Nolan in Con Colbert Hall at 9pm. On Monday 6, the event will conclude with informal sessions around the village. The Munster Fleadh finals will be held in Newcastle West from Wednesday, July 13, to Saturday, July 16.

ARTS: Message in Mosaic’ Exhibition in Newcastle West. Following a 6-week programme of learning and making in the communities of Abbeyfeale, Askeaton and Adare, completed pieces with a connection to communities were available for viewing at the Red Door Gallery, Newcastle West, on Saturday May 28 from 11.30am – 4pm.

ST JOHN’S: Writers Week 2nd to 5th June;  Peggy Seeger & Calum MacColl in Concert on June Bank Holiday Monday 6th at 3pm and Tuesday 7th at 8pm. Tickets online or by ringing box office 068 22566. Writers Week Mass  Listowel Sunday 5th at 11:30.

LAUNCH of John McGrath’s, latest collection of poetry, ‘After Closing’, on Thursday, June 2nd at The Kerry Writer’s Museum, The Square, Listowel at –1.00pm.

PENTECOST Sunday 5th June. RTE News Channel TV Mass on Friday, 3rd June at 10.30am will be from St. John’s Church, Tralee.

LATIN MASS will be offered on Sunday 29th May, Sunday Within the Octave of the Ascension at 1:00pm at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee.

GRAVEYARD- Mass at St. John’s Cemetery Ballybunion will take place on Friday June 10th @ 7.00 pm. Tuesday – June 21st – St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel at 8.00 p.m.

PADRE Pio Prayer Meeting Tuesday, June 21st at 7.30pm, will include the Final witness given by the late Fr. Pat Moore. He literally told us how to manage a terminal illness in the final stages of life.

Will, we ever forget the mantra “Do not get stuck in the Pot-Holes but always aim for the Horizon of light”.

HOSPICE Foundation, the annual Hospice Sunflower Days on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11.

A meeting of a Listowel branch Kerry Hospice on Tuesday 31st May at 7pm in St Patricks Hall, Upper William Street Listowel. New members always welcome.

RADON: Areas in which the predicted percentage of homes is greater than 10% are called High Radon Areas. Smokers account for approximately nine out of ten radon-linked lung cancer cases in Ireland.

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

VISIT: Italian Circular Bioeconomy Industry Cluster, SPRING, recently met with researchers, innovators and companies in Kerry at the Munster Technological University.

SCHOLARSHIP: Danaher McGrath Thrust. People from Athea, Abbeyfeale, Mountcollins, Tournafulla and Templeglantine are invited to apply for a range of scholarships that are open to full time college students.  Application forms are available from Abbeyfeale Credit Union, local secondary schools or Woulfe Murphy Solicitors.  Closing date is August 31.

CEREMONY: 800 graduates from the Class of 2021 attended their delayed graduation ceremony recently at the MTU North Tralee campus.

SCHOOL: supports to help the transition to primary school are available on the Let’s Get Ready which you can see with a click on the link here:

EXAMS: Leaving Cert and Junior Cert pupils are now almost there. The third level students have completed this year’s exams.

SCHOOL: A Scripture Summer School is being offered, begins on Thursday 16 June and concludes on Saturday 18 June at Knock Shrine. In order to facilitate people from across the country and further afield, the Summer School will be offered online and in-person for those who are in a position to travel to Knock. Booking is open now at

Will be delivered by Mr Sean Goan and Fr Kieran O’Mahony OSA.

COSTS are the biggest challenge facing farmers according to ifac, 51% have already seen costs increase due to Brexit, 60% of Irish farmers say the biggest concern for their business for 2022 is increased input costs. By May 2022, many of the popular fertilisers have increased by between 300% and 400% in just 12 months.  Milk price tracker: 50c/L barrier broken by most co-ops for April.

Farmers are being asked to make 100% of their winter fodder requirements themselves this year, as the price of alternatives will be expensive. According to Teagasc’s head of dairy knowledge transfer, Joe Patton.

KERRY HOSPICE- A meeting will take place on Tuesday 31st May at 7pm in St Patricks Hall, Upper William Street Listowel.  New members always welcome. Sunflower days are 10th /11th June. If you can spare an hour or two to help out please let any member of the committee know or phone 0863934134 / 0879865275.

FUNDING; A new funding stream has been announced to allow local authorities to purchase vacant and derelict buildings in rural towns and villages. This is only a cosmetic job, as the funds available are small. It may take years to acquire property, and much of money will go on paperwork.

POETRY: Michael Hartnett Poetry Award Competition Deadline: June 17.   The Michael Hartnett Poetry Award is now open for submissions.

HOLY LAND: Take the trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land from August 31 – September 10 with Group Leader Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director, Fr. John Newman ( a Scripture Scholar).    For further information ring Micheál de Barra on 086 8337681 or email [email protected]

VOLUNTEERS at Recovery Haven Kerry, have received two awards at this year’s Volunteer Ireland National Awards ceremony.

AIB Group has launched the AIB Community €1 Million Fund to support over 30 charitable organisations in communities across Ireland.

Nominations will close on 22 June 2022. The nomination form and details on the AIB Community €1 Million Fund are available on the bank’s website. Customers and the public are required to submit the registration number of the charity they are nominating in order to complete the form.

LIMERICK council report 759 Ukrainian nationals travelled to Limerick over the last number of months. Getting  assistance from the State, 472 are living in hotel accommodation while 35 people are living in B&Bs.

Limerick City and County Council is helping with the provision of private sector affordable homes.

MUSIC: Handed Down #LiveLocal – Dave Buckley 2 The World Fiddle Day song

TRAD musician Sharon Shannon will take part in Féile Lughnasadh, a free, family-family friendly celebration of traditional music and ancient culture in Milltown in July.

WOMEN OF NOTE is a show that celebrates the music of epic female performers down through the years. Hear their songs, their stories and learn about the impact they have made. Produced by and starring Grace Foley with narrator Laura Reidy, pianist Noel O’ Sullivan and violinist Padraig Creedon. Gleneagle INEC Club, Sun May 29th, 8pm.

CHORAL EVENING Sunday June 12th at 7pm in St. John’s Church in aid of Lebanon Trust. Featuring St. John’s Church Choir, Kerry Chamber Choir, Kerry School of Music Orchestra and Solo Performers. Tickets  available at the door on the night. Doors open at 6.30pm.

CULTURE: THE 17th edition of Culture Night will take place on Friday, September 23, anyone interested in organising an event in Kerry, please get in touch with Kerry County Council.

REMOTE working: Being part of a Happen co-working space gives users and tenants access to many useful services details from a website

YOUTH Pilgrimage to Taizé 2022 Places still available. Young people aged 18 to 30 years, Sun. June 26th-Sun. July 3rd ‘22. Cost €600. Contact Tomás Kenny 086 3683778 or [email protected]

Cruinniú na nÓg Kerry 2022 is approaching fast. A day of free creativity for young people on Saturday 11th June 2022. Check out the many events and workshops on the programme on line.

PLAY: Oberammergau Passion Play 7th -13th Aug.’22. Places available, Spiritual Director Fr. Dan O Riordan Premier Travel:021-4277700 email:[email protected]

ACORD Catholic Marriage Care Service is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation facilitators. Contact Aisling on 01-505 3112 Application forms and additional information available on

RALLY: All Ireland Rosary Rally in Knock will take place on Saturday June 4th from 1.30pm in Knock. It will include Holy Mass, the Rosary, the Stations of the Cross, and a talk on the Rosary. The Main Celebrant for the Holy Mass is the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Jude Okolo. A bus leaving Kerry.

Ring Tony: 087 9969393.

PROCESSION: Corpus Christi Procession in Listowel on Saturday, 18th June at 7.00 p.m. immediately after the Vigil Mass of the Feast of Corpus Christi.

GLIN NEWS: Friday Morning Mass: is cancelled for the next 4 Fridays: Friday 3rd June, 10th June, 17th June and 24th June.  Next Friday morning Mass will be on Friday 1st July.

HISTORY: Ardfert Historical Society next outing will be a walk to Ardfert Friary on Thursday June 9th.

Tarbert Writers, Poets and Friends are holding Readings on Sunday 12 June at Tarbert Bridewell from 5 to 7.30pm, and will feature Donal O’Connor, Steven Burke, and Yvonne O’Keeffe Fox reading from the works of the late Thomas MacGreevy, more from 087 7605551.

AWARD: Castleisland pig farmer Shane McAuliffe recently won an award for Sustainable Farming at the RDS Spring Agriculture and Forestry Awards 2022.

VIDEO on the life of St Brendan the Navigator. Was researched by Dr Declan Downey of University College, Dublin, Sean Quinlan of the Rattoo Heritage Society and the project proposer Eamon O’Reilly they established that St Brendan was the first to reach the Americas, from Europe. The film is available in DVD.

WOMEN: Tickets for the Connect Kerry Women In Business Awards at the Rose Hotel, Tralee on Friday 10th June, available from Margaret Kissane on 086-2408237. For more information, contact [email protected]. A few from Listowel area in the competition.

MUSEUM and Old Forge in Churchill will be open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm and from 2pm to 5pm on Sundays.

HUNT Museum events, visit

GAA; Munster Senior Hurling Championship final with Clare on Sunday 5 June, at Semple Stadium.

1995 was the last time the sides met in a Munster final.

GAA Athea Club Development Draw 2022, with the first draw to take place in August. Prize fund of €7,200. Tickets can be purchased online the link


GAA: Junior Development League: Moyvane v Ardfert  Friday 27th May Moyvane 1-14 and Ardfert 2-13. Kerry v Dublin, 2022 Allianz Football League Division 1 Round 2 highlights


HOUSE: 3,000 tickets remaining to enter the draw to Win a House in Killarney with Kerry GAA. Draw deadline for purchasing tickets is July 26th.

TIDY TOWN: Judging for the 2022 Tidy Towns Competition begins on the 1st of June. The judge can visit on any day from this date.

HELP: Samaritans Freephone 116123 or text 087/2609090 or email [email protected]


You can find classes for all categories online at

Some categories include: Equestrian, Cattle, Sheep, Dogs, Horticulture, Photography, Baking & Preserves, Arts & Crafts. Will be held on 25th and 26th of June.

FOOD: In 1940 there was a pilot projects growing Chlorella pyrenoidosa. The freshwater algae could convert 25 percent of solar energy into food brimming with protein, calories, and vitamins. Chlorella had converted 25 percent of light energy to food in a lab, but in uncontrolled sunlit conditions, this dropped to just 2.5 percent. New York Times, Fortune, and Newsweek were running stories of turning pond scum into dinner.


INFECTION: chlamydia psittacosis can be passed from birds to humans through inhalation of airborne dried faeces dust or from the feathers or respiratory secretions of the birds.

COST: Every year, the United States spends $200 billion on mental health services, another $200 billion on conditions related to obesity.

Listowel Community Hospital will receive investment of €160,000 to facilitate the refurbishment and extension of a 33-bed facility.

PLANNING: An Bord Pleanála grant approval for the ‘Celtic Interconnector’ electricity cable which will link France to Youghal. What will be its CO2 footprint.

JOBS: Merck investment at Carrigtwohill and at Blarney Business Park. will create more than 370 jobs by the end of 2027.

CLIMATE: Cork, and Dublin, were selected as one of 100 cities who will lead the way on climate action and smart cities across Europe.

WORLD Leaders meeting at Davos,  from 22-26 May 2022, nearly 2,500 leaders talk about solutions to the world’s challenges including the ongoing global pandemic, the war in Ukraine, geo-economic shocks and climate change. YouTube channel:

Monday 23 May, 100% of food served in the Congress Centre at Davos will be vegetarian.

These are the Irish people making the exclusive trip to Davos. There are some debuts for Ireland’s top politicians. Jan 22nd 2018,


Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar have been criticised for jetting off to the luxury resort of Davos to “party” at the World Economic Forum.

MEDIA: During the Covid outbreak all governments were constantly reminding us on how to avoid infection. Now there is a war going on and nobody knows how many are being killed, injured or banished from their homes. Do we hear the governments, encouraging people to make every effort to reduce funding the war?

TG4; 22/06 @ 21:30-  Investigative journalist Kevin Magee uncovers the work of Nazi party member and Irish scholar Dr. Ludwig Mühlhausen. Mühlhausen spent six weeks in the Gaeltacht hamlet of Teileann in South Donegal in 1937 collecting folklore and improving his Ulster Irish, but that was not the only work he carried out while he was there. As Kevin reveals, in reality he was working as a Nazi spy, gathering information and passing it on to the Third Reich.


NEWS REPORTS: American babies are going hungry because the country’s top public health bureaucrats botched some of their most basic functions.

American women had about 3.66 million babies in 2021, up 1% from the previous year.

ONA Ireland provides drinking water dispensing solution for your Home, Office, Hotel or Business. Our range of environmentally sustainable solutions will reduce the energy costs and waste associated with bottled water and the use of single use plastics.

COVID-19 and Physical Activity; While the pandemic created universal, widespread lockdowns, research “conducted all over the world on cohorts of patients with COVID-19 have shown that the risk of being severely affected by this potentially deadly virus varies considerably. For instance, frail elderly people initially represented a large segment of patients with COVID-19 who died. However, further analyses revealed that people with obesity and other chronic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease, were at greater risk of severe COVID-19 and death than individuals of a normal weight without comorbidities.”


Research has shown that not only does obesity put someone at much greater risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes, but so does a lack of physical activity. Among those who became infected, the sedentary were more than twice as likely to be hospitalized, 73% more likely to be placed in intensive care, and 2.5 times more likely to die from the disease as compared to those who got at least 150 minutes of exercise a week.


FARMER: Wendell Berry is a farmer who doesn’t own a TV or computer, and he farms with horses rather than heavy machinery. He’s also a writer who is inspiring a revolution against an economic system that is built on waste and exploitation. Here’s why one writer sees him as a model for a new way to live in harmony with the land and each other.

Years ago when I was deciding what to study in college, one of the dominant thoughts was this: I want to make enough money that I never have to do my own yard work. I settled on mechanical engineering. And soon, instead of making money mowing lawns and pulling weeds as I had for most of high school, I was spending my summers sitting at a computer designing things. If that younger me could see my life now — instead of life as an engineer, I’m spending my time teaching science, keeping chickens, and looking forward to getting my hands dirty in the garden — he would be horrified.–if5frhYRxQsEtWk74sHbNo7oqpL7aQx0T8PKmwPO4JJEcRqPmxVNEK1mrELLNwydKjQz6IxyiTgc6RRvoUuma7ZrVbg&utm_content=214007740&utm_source=hs_email


Student Awards at St Michael’s College Listowel

23 May 2022



R.I.P Mai Kelliher (01/02/2022)



21 Jun 2021  Jack Kennelly Greyhound Trainer



ROCK: But the huge space rock, officially called Asteroid 7335 (1989 JA), will not present any danger to our planet. Its closest approach will be at 14:26 UTC (10:26 a.m. ET) on May 27, 2022 and it will be about 2.5 million miles away from the Earth’s surface — or nearly 10 times the average distance between Earth and the moon, according to EarthSky.




Gleanings from Cable News. A widow named Kelleher  has been murdered at Dangan, County Cork. One hundred Moonlighters in North Kerry compelled the tenants on the estate of Mr. Hewson to swear, on the muzzle of a gun, that they would not pay their rents unless they were reduced fifty per cent.


VIENNA, May 29 —A despatch to the Presse, from Brody, says: The delegates from the Vienna Committee found the Jews in this city without bread and their children almost starving. A case of smallpox has occurred in a crowd, quarter. Six hundred emigrants left here to-day, and the same number arrived.



New York NY Irish American Advocate 1940-1942 – 0397.pdf


Members of the L.S.F. formed a guard of honor at the funeral of Mrs. Michael P. Moloney, Abbeyfeale (Co. Limerick,). She and her family suffered much during the War of Independence owing to the part taken by her son, Jerry, in the old West Limerick Battalion



When  Eamon  Stack’s  “slean”  struck  a piece  of bog  oak,  while  turf cutting in a bog in attached  to his  father’s  farm  at Kilmoyley,  Co.  Kerry. He did not now   that a, treasure  lay within  it, for the men  in  Dublin who probe the secrets of Ireland’s story before books were written Eamon lifted the bog-oak. To his surprise it was a box. And within it were four strange ornaments—bracelets that must have graced the hands of a queen, lovely garlands of glittering gold. Clasping his find he ran back to the house. Eamon Stack, senior said:  (See paper for more)

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1940-1942 – 0397.pdf


Eire Has Now 100,000 Trained Soldiers For Its Defense

His Eminence, Cardinal MacRory, Primate of All-Ireland, presided at the meeting of the Irish Hierarchy, held Tuesday last in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. The Bishops appointed Rev. Denis P. O’Flynn, M.A., D.D., a native of Kanturk, Co. Cork, and well-known authority on Gaelic, as Professor of Irish Language and Literature in Maynooth.



Vatican City, 25 May, 2022 / 8:30 pm (ACI Africa).


Pope Francis said on Wednesday that Catholics today are living in an “age of fake news, collective superstitions, and pseudo-scientific truths.”


Reflecting on the Book of Ecclesiastes at his general audience on May 25, the pope suggested that the 21st century was marked not only by scientific knowledge but also what he called a “cultured witchcraft.”–dFnCNGNovcOIIbq3O2U9nNoMDQb3Dl0woHyzSnTc0KgR5IMfRPKRw2_Wye-6rlgeaBTXvHUoqwENF8GE6BhQWEhWfDA&utm_content=214340270&utm_source=hs_email



SLURRY season can be a particularly hazardous time on the farm. Whether you are storing it, agitating it, or spreading it, there are many safety considerations…



ECO Awareness; Bishop Hayes,  “At parish level, I urge the faithful to reflect on the message of Laudato Si and to form eco-awareness groups to help the Church apply its content in practice.  For those who wish to pursue a deeper understanding of Laudato Si’, I encourage you to sign up to the Laudato Si’ Action Platform on and I invite all to register for the webinar on the Laudato Si’ film-documentary The Invitation, which will be broadcast on 27 May at 1.00pm,” Bishop Hayes concluded.



Loving God, We pray for the people of Ukraine, For all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them. We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices. We pray for the world; that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need. May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world. Amen.

Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us! Our Lady of Kyiv, pray for us


Jer Kennelly


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