knockanuare notes-November 21st 2020.

THANKS: Speed Detection Signs: The Board of Management, Staff and pupils of Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure would like to thank Councillors Tom Barry and Michael Foley for their funding of the speed detection signs approaching our school.  We really appreciate their taking our concerns about the safety of our children seriously and taking this action on our behalf. Míle Buíochas.

INFORMATION: If people want Communion at the Door of Hope/Car Park please make yourself known and make your way to the door entrance if possible. Christmas Confessions: are taking place at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Monday 20th Dec. at 8.00pm. Kneelers can be used again, and you can kneel at the main part of the Mass as before and stand for Our Father and Gospel. Contact Fr. B. Carmody 068-49308/ 087-960 1549. Parish Office: Tues. 10am-1pm, Thurs. 10am-12pm, Fri. 10am-1pm.

THANKS for your contribution to Missio of €430 for Missions in Africa.

DAMAGE: Could somebody let Fr. Brendan know who damaged a pier of the parking lot, a month ago.

MASS for Bon Secours Hospital will be celebrated in St. John’s Church, Castle St., Tralee on Tuesday, 23rd November at 7.00pm in remembrance of  Patients, Staff and Relatives of Staff who have died during the past twelve months. The Mass will be live-streamed for those unable to attend in person at

ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE MASS in tarbert – for all who have died during the year, will be celebrated on Fri. 26th Nov. at 7pm.

VOLUNTEER: Do you have a full clean driving license and access to a car? Ard Chúram Day Care Centre, North Kerry in conjunction with Local Links Kerry are seeking volunteer Drivers for their volunteer Social Car Scheme.  For further information please contact Molly at Ard Chúram Day Care Centre on 068 22986.

FUN DAY: Moyvane ICA regretfully announce that Santa and Mrs. Claus are unable to visit the Moyvane Family Fun Day which has been cancelled again this year due to the ongoing pandemic. The Annual Christmas draw will go ahead. It will take place on November 30th. Cards are available from ICA members and in the local shops.’

PARTY: Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party will take place on Sunday 5th Dec. at 1.00pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel.  Cost €20 per person.  Please book with Noreen 068-49238 or Eileen 087-9313912 before 28th Nov.’21.

CONFIRMATION Preparation with Dr Patricia Kieran. For parents of children preparing for Confirmation. Dr Patricia Kieran, Mary Immaculate Collage, Limerick will present a Webinar on Confirmation on Tuesday Nov 30th at 7pm

DAY of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2021. The Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was first held in 1993.  It was created to give recognition to victims of road traffic crashes and for their loved ones and to Acknowledge all who work in our emergency services. A remembrance Mass to mark World day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2021 celebrated in Abbeyfeale Church Saturday 20th November at 6.30pm.

DEATH of Eithne Doyle (née Buckley), 4 Church Street, Listowel and late of 8 Patrick Street, Listowel, on November 17th, 2021. Wife of the late Patsy. Sadly missed by her sister Marie, brothers-in-law Tom and Joe, nephews James, Seamus, Tom, Edward and Christy, nieces Mary and Norma, grandnephews, grandnieces, and great-grandnephews.

DEATH of Margaret O’Connor (née Brandon), Coolnalaught, Listowel and late of Aughrim, Moyvane, on November 15th, 2021. Predeceased by her husband Jimmy, son Christy and son-in-law Tom. Survived by her sons Patrick, Jimmy and Johnny, daughters Jane, Noreen and Margo, her 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, sisters Noreen and Mary, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces.Requiem Mass for Margaret was celebrated at Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on Thursday, followed by burial afterwards in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH has occurred of Mattie Griffin of The Cottages, Ardagh, on November 11th 2021. Tribute from Gabriel & Brenda Fitzmaurice, Moyvane,  So sorry to learn of Mattie’s passing. He was a mighty bodhran player, a great character and a lovely, lovely man. I fondly remember our sessions together playing music and having the craic. Rest in peace Mattie. My deepest sympathy to Mattie’s relations and friends. May he rest in peace.

DEATH recently of Teresa Fox nee Molyneaux, Drumshanbo, Leitrim late of Meen, Listowel, and Veronica (Vera) O’Connor nee Shine, Allman’s Terrace, Killarney late of Colbert St. Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Liam Collins, Brendan Ferriter, Evelyn Scannell, Fr. John Horan, Joan Mullane, Stephen John Timothy Soules, Bridie Robinson, Jim Hudson, James McCarthy, Pat Foley, John Buckley, Maura Gallahue, Nell O’Carroll, Margaret Neenan, Con Bunce, Mattie Walsh, Phil Scanlon, Bridie Quille, Eileen O’Brien, Mass Sat. 20th Nov.’21 Moyvane for Sr. Margarite Windle RIP at 7.30pm; Sun. 21st Nov.’21 Knockanure for Paddy, Bridie, and Jack Flavin (Anniv). Kilmorna at 9.30am and Moyvane for Patrick Scanlon (Anniv.) Moher at 11.00am; Mon. 22nd Nov. ‘21 NO MASS;

Tues. 23rd Nov.’21 Moyvane for Julia, Paddy, Billy Hanrahan and deceased members of the Hanrahan Family, Aughrim at 10.00am; Weds. 24th Nov.’21   Knockanure for Eileen Boiley at 10.00am; Thurs. 25th Nov. ‘21   Moyvane for Michael Dore (Anniv.) at 10.00am; Fri. 26th Nov.’21 Knockanure for  Private Intention at 10.00am. Masses next weekend: Sat. 27th Nov. ‘21 Moyvane for Margaret and John Meade (Anniv.) Aughrim at 7.30pm, and Masson Sun. 28th Nov.’21 Knockanure for People of the Parish            9.30am, and Moyvane for Peggy & Mick Sheahan (Anniv.) Leitrim Middle at 11.00am.

ADORATION in Listowel 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.

PRESENTATION: Sunday (Nov. 21st) celebrate Presentation Day. To mark the event – Listowel Presentation Secondary School hosted 11.30 a.m. mass.

LOCAL Tidy Towns Category B; Tarbert –  325; Ballylongford –312 and Moyvane –304.

TIDY TOWNS: Listowel have received gold medal, Congratulations to Abbeyfeale Tidy Towns on being awarded 293 Points in this year’s Tidy Towns Competition. Abbeyfeale has been awarded an increase in Points every year since 2013. The SuperValu TidyTowns competition has been in existence since 1958 and Ennis, was judged to be the best from a number of 847 entries to the competition this year.

Funding of €1.5 million to directly support the TidyTowns committees. In total, 1,022 TidyTowns groups across the country will be eligible to benefit from this investment.

Glin Tidy Towns are Up 7 points this year.

GAA walking track in Athea is lit up and Healthy Tuesdays is attracting many.

BUS: Proposed that a bus every 30 minutes between Limerick and Abbeyfeale, at the present time, passengers are low on bus routes. If people have to go to Abbeyfeale from local districts, no provision for the most disadvantaged to ferry them to and from their homes.

GAA; AIB Munster Club Championship Fixtures for the first weekend of games on the weekend of November 27th and 28th. Munster GAA will be live streaming all games that weekend in conjunction with

CLASS: Traditional Music and Singing Classes, registration was at the Top of the Town on Friday, Nov 19th from 6.15 to 7pm.

MOLL a comedy by John B. Keane, presented by St. John’s Theatre, Thur. 25th to Mon. 29th Nov. @ 8pm.

SEÁN KEANE will visit the Glórach on Friday December 3rd at 8pm. Tickets can be booked by ringing the booking line on 087 1383940. Outdoor Bingo is at the earlier time of 1.30pm.

CONCERT | Wednesday 24th November 2021 @ 8pm. Award winning Pianist, Finghín Collins  will return to St John’s Theatre & Arts Centre to perform his Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy Tour. The concert will include Bach, Gerald Barry’s, John Field’s Midi, Liszt, Bartok Chopin and Amy Beach’s Hermit Thrush at Eve.

EDDIE CARMODY – An event organised by the Carmody family took place on November 20 at the Eddie Carmody monument in Rusheen, Ballylongford, to recall his death on November 22 1920. The monument is located next to the Doctors surgery (old road) about 1 kilometer from Heaphy’s shop.

MARKET AT THE BARNAGH HUB: There will be an evening Market at the Barnagh Hub on the weekend beginning Friday. Christmas market will take place on Saturday 27th of November from 11am to 3pm in Ballybunion Community Centre.

December 3 – Sunday, December 5 inclusive and the following Friday, Saturday and

Sunday.  The final market will be on the weekend of Friday, December 18 -19 inclusive.

To book a free pitch contact Eileen from 9-2pm on 085 2552890.

HANDEL’S MESSIAH: Dublin Bach Singers, Leader and conducted by Blánaid Murphy performing in St. Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday, December 11 @ 8pm. Tickets €25 each, available from Eventbrite, , at the Killarney Parish Office or T: 087 6077344.


OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY 2022 – Fr. Dan O’Riordan will be the spiritual director for this pilgrimage.  It takes place from 7th to 13th August and will include category 1 Passion Play tickets.  Flights from Dublin direct to Munich.  For details contact Premier Travel on 021 4277700 or email [email protected] .

ARTS: Kerry County Arts Newsletter 18th November 2021. View this email in your browser ( Dance Residency with Monica Munoz FREE Online Sessions for Families

FAMILY TIME Four online sessions of dance and movement for early year’s classes for parents and children aged 2 to 4, using props and materials that everyone has at home. Saturdays from the 20^th of November to the 11^th of December.

FARMERS: The new scheme for suckler farmers in the next Common Agricultural Policy will be called the Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme. It comprises four mandatory actions, which must be undertaken each year by participants. Action 1: A replacement strategy; Action 2: A genotyping programme; Action 3: A weighing measure and Action 4: Data recording.

EXPORT: bulls for Libya being sought are required to weigh in the region of 300kg and 500kg there have been 4,928 head of cattle shipped to Libya so far this year. More information from Curzon Livestock contact: 021 489 7881.

FORESTRY: Michael McNamara has told Minister for State with responsibility for land use and biodiversity Pippa Hackett that forestry in Ireland is not environmentally sustainable at present.

GLOBAL Warming; Decrease the living area per person and encourage use of unoccupied houses, and instantly their footprint would be reduced. All new houses designed to be divided, would be a help also. Many people I meet relate how government regulations add to waste of fuel and other resources. All government regulations and actions should be accessed for their carbon footprint.

Vacant houses, some agreement could surely be made, if tenants are willing to repair houses themselves, when council are short of funds.

FOOD Waste; In Ireland, the food service sector (incl. hotels and restaurants) wastes about 100,000 tonnes of food waste every year, costing an estimated €270 million!

WASTE; poultry  litter sent to Scotland for incineration.

WINTER: The ‘Be Winter Ready’ campaign, which is in its 11th year, is intended to raise awareness on Staying Safe on the Farm over winter.

REPAIR: Apple announced recently that it will start letting people repair their own products.

ROADS in evening, watch out for students from secondary school walking home in the dusk along country road, without reflector jackets and at the wrong side of the road.

CROWDS: Hundreds of students on several streets in Limerick city recently for their Christmas celebrations.

GREEN FLAG; Childers Park & Woodlands in Listowel received the Green Flag award. Ireland was awarded a total of 103 Green Flags. The Green Flag awards are available to public town parks, country parks, gardens, cemeteries, nature parks and green spaces around the country.

The Green Flag awards are available to public town parks, country parks, gardens, cemeteries, nature parks and green spaces from across the whole country.ANCER: Clothing that doesn’t offer much sun protection: Stretched fabrics let more UV rays through to skin.

Wet fabrics let more UV rays through to skin. Old threadbare fabrics let more UV rays through to skin.

LIZARD sighting! Local knowledge is key to assessing the status of Ireland’s only native reptile, the common lizard. Whether it’s in your garden or on a hiking trail, all records are gratefully welcomed.

JOBS: Filtertek medical device manufacturer is to spend €2m in a NPD programme at its factory in Newcastle West. They are in the town for 40 years, and have 67 people employed in NCW.



WEST Limerick businesswoman Miriam Magner Flynn who lives in Killeedy, her company employs 50 people and 30 years in business. The company provides Career Transition Coaching, Leadership Development and Executive Coaching and has offices in Newcastle West, Dublin, Cork and Belfast. Along the way, it has helped some 60,000 people, including young people, make important decisions about their careers and their lives.

SHARING GOD’S WORD WITH CHILDREN – Jessie Rogers, parent, Scripture teacher, Godly Play trainer and spiritual guide, will offer practical ways of engaging children in gospel stories in the webinar on Thursday Nov 25th 8pm – 8.30pm. For more information and to register, check out

RUN: Charity Run – Plans are under way for a charity 5k and 10k fundraising run in Mountcollins on St. Stephens day,  register at

STUDENTS: the 2022 Action Talks Speech Writing Competition, the deadline of January 17th 2022.To enter, students can visit: for more information .

GRANT: Minister Foley said: “I am delighted to welcome this funding which, for the first time, is providing almost €2 million to address education disadvantage and will support a myriad of innovative and exciting projects. The WALK PEER programme in particular is a great local and social project as it will support and encourage young people with disabilities in Kerry by affording them the opportunity to access routes leading into education, training and employment.”

ALDI Community Grants programme has given 850 donations to local charities to date. By Dec 2021, the programme will have donated over €450,000 since 2016 when it began. ALDI is commitment to planting 100,000 native hardwood trees over the next five years. The Government’s aim to plant 22 million trees a year until 2040.

CEO of AsIAm Adam Harris said, “World Autism Month in April is an important milestone each year, aiming to create awareness and understanding so we can have a more inclusive society.  It is particularly important this year as we see the enormous impact COVID-19 is having on autistic people.

FREE webinar, open to all employees and employers, will launch a ‘Menopause in the Workplace Programme’ at Scotia Clinic in Tralee on 19th Nov. Dr Mary Mc Caffrey, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, and Clare Scanlon delivered workplace solutions. Please click  link

BOOK: Asdee Active Retired Book of Memoirs: ‘Memories of that Place we call Home’  on sale in Woulfe’s bookshop Listowel. Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine will be available early December.

PRESENTATION SISTERS IN KILLARNEY 1793—2021: It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to the Presentation Nuns. For nearly 230 years they have followed the example of their foundress Nano Nagle and lived their vocations as religious sisters among us. They have been best know for their ministry as teachers in their primary and secondary schools, but  their  ministry  extended  further  in  the  parish  community  –  in  the sacristies  and  the  choirs,  as  cantors  and  organists,  as  readers  and Eucharistic Ministers, training altar servers etc, as well as their ministry in adult faith formation, their outreach to individuals and families, and most of all as a powerhouse of prayer in the parish. May the Lord reward them for their goodness.  We give thanks that their great  foundations  will

Continue in St Brigid’s Secondary School, and we pray God’s blessing on the Sisters and Presentation Order into the future.

MUSIC: Musicians called on residents in St Camillus Hospital, Limerick, St Ita’s Hospital, Newcastle West; as St Joseph’s Hospital, Ennis; Raheen Community Nursing Unit, Scariff; Ennistymon  Community Nursing Unit and Regina House, Kilrush in County Clare; and St Conlon’s Community Nursing Unit, Nenagh; Dean Maxwell Community Nursing Unit, Roscrea and Community Hospital of the Assumption, Thurles in County Tipperary. Details on


VIKINGS weren’t who we thought they were- 08 November 2021|Science

Vikings are often thought of as ‘pure-bred’, blonde-haired, and blue-eyed warriors who changed the course of European history. Now a team of international scientists has debunked this modern-day myth of the Vikings by examining their genetic ancestry.

100 YEARS AGO: Connecting 20s People 100 years on

A global pandemic, rapidly developing technology, uncertainty in the world – does that sound like an accurate description of today? Would it surprise you to know that would also fit as a description of 100 years ago? To tie in with the release of the 1921 Census of England and Wales in January 2022, our 20sPeople programme will explore and share stories connecting the people of the 1920s with us in the 2020s. This exciting programme will feature a new 1920s-themed exhibition at The National Archives, along with a variety of online and in-person events, activities and digital content, which aim to show what we can learn by connecting with those who have gone before us.

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USA Civil War, Nearly 3 million Americans served, resulting in about 750,000 casualties: everyone living in U.S. was affected in some way by the events of 1861 to 1865.


AXPC often teams up with the Independent Petroleum Association of America, an industry trade association with a record of anti-climate lobbying, to write letters to members of Congress and weigh in on regulatory proposals. In comments submitted to EPA in July on the upcoming methane rule, IPAA challenged the findings of the methane emissions analysis that MJB&A conducted for Ceres and the Clean Air Task Force. The industry group claimed that the report is part of a broader effort by environmental groups to “tar low production wells and the small businesses that operate them.”

IPAA guards its membership, but a partial list that the nonprofit Western Values Project obtained in 2018 shows that AXPC, Shell and Pioneer are all members of the organization.



These facts show how unsustainable the fashion industry is

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The industry emits more carbon than international flights and maritime shipping combined.


Morgan McFall-Johnsen, Junior Reporter, Science, Business Insider

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.



Pope Francis, in the speech he sent to the COP, said that we are basically in a post-world war situation. Continuing with that allegory: Who would be the Allies and who would be the Axis?


What matters in climate change is historical emissions. The United States, historically, burned much more than China. Today China burns a little bit more, but they have three times more people. The main problem is the rich countries, but the issue is much more complicated. There are many countries in the Axis. The Allies, in fact, are small countries and poor countries such as the Philippines, Bangladesh, several African countries, and the Pacific Islands. They have a coalition, Climate Vulnerable Forum, and though they did not contribute anything to climate change, this crisis is today killing them.


For instance, Madagascar today has one million people at risk of starvation, and it is the first famine that is 100 percent a result of the climate crisis. And nobody is talking about this crisis. And it is a country with subsistence agriculture, where a severe drought kills.


I insist, there are many countries in the Axis, but by far, those who have more responsibility are Europe, North America, Australia, and Japan. Of these, Europe is the best, and Australia the worst. Which is ironic, because Australia is being devastated by climate change.–tDo3mBa2z1VYoQvbP8MPLjEWvhtnQ4wvIX9-d-eq5W97sgCxXNSR2t4YrlXA3UM2wonN1l9raEOA9Rz6HCtehiXgW0Q&utm_content=182087784&utm_source=hs_email





The Great Green Wall isn’t just for the Sahel. It is a global symbol for humanity overcoming its biggest threat – our rapidly degrading environment.

It shows that if we can work with nature, even in challenging places like the Sahel, we can overcome adversity, and build a better world for generations to come.



WATER: The First Fix Free scheme aims to help reduce the amount of water wasted through leaks on customers’ properties.



“Every day in England there are 165 new antibiotic resistant infections due to ‘super bugs’ and for many of these infections we won’t have viable alternative treatments, so we all need to take action to keep antibiotics working to save lives.

“Taking antibiotics encourages potentially harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant, meaning antibiotics are less likely to work for you in the future. They can also cause side effects, such as diarrhoea.



FLOODING; Precipitation from atmospheric rivers is thought to contribute about 20% of the Earth’s total water flow. In some regions, particularly the east and west coast of North America, south-east Asia and New Zealand, this can be more than 50%.

However, atmospheric rivers are also linked to dramatic weather events such as the torrential rain that has led to devastating flooding in southern British Columbia and north-western Washington state on Monday. This weather event was driven by an atmospheric river, known as “the Pineapple Express” that funnels warm water vapour from near Hawaii to the US west coast.





By Katie Yoder

Washington, 09 November, 2021 / 8:00 pm (ACI Africa).

Seton Hall University and the Catholic University of South Sudan have entered into a partnership aimed at fostering student and faculty exchanges, joint research efforts, and other initiatives.

The two schools announced the collaborative effort Nov. 3, bringing together one of the oldest Catholic universities in the U.S., located in South Orange, New Jersey, and a 13-year-old Catholic university located in one of the poorest and most war-torn countries in the world.

“For a university rich of tradition and records of excellence to partner with a new emerging and promising university is no doubt motivated by the genuine spirit of fraternity and solidarity of Catholic Universities of the universal Church,” Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of the Diocese of Tombura-Yambio, said in a prepared statement.




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