Knockanuare notes-November 28th 2021


PARTY: The Senior Citizens Christmas Party will take place on Sunday 5th Dec. at 1.00pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel. Please contact Noreen 068-49238 or Eileen 087-9313912.

ROSARY: A 9 Day Rosary Novena beginning Tuesday 30th November and ending on Wednesday 8th December. People all over Ireland will pray the Rosary together each evening at 9pm. On the final evening at 9pm on Radio Maria the Primate of All Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin will lead the final Rosary live.  If you are gathering to pray in groups, we encourage you to gather safely adhering to local Covid 19 regulations.

PADRE Pio & 1st Friday Evening Mass in Listowel at 6.45pm.

PRIEST: In case of an Emergency, Weekday Evening Rota starts at 5pm on the day to 9am the next day. For Listowel/Moyvane/Lixnaw/Duagh; Monday and Wednesday, Fr. Anthony O’Sullivan 087-2461749; Tuesday and Saturday, Fr. Declan O’Connor 087-0908949; Thursday and Friday, Fr. Brendan Carmody 087-9601549.

WANTED: General Maintenance Supervisor needed.  A Person who keeps the Parish and Presbytery in good order, through identifying areas needing attention and facilitating their resolution.  Contract Fr. Brendan 068-49308. Stewards needed for weekend.  Can you assist?

CARDS: Knockanure/Moyvane Church Christmas Cards, 7 cards for €2, very limited stocks available in the Parish Office.

BUS Local Link contact- 066 714 7002. R61 – Depart Moyvane every Wednesday, 09:30, This Service will be Door to Door (where possible) in the following townlands: Blake’s Cross, Drummurher, Leitrim Middle, Moyvane, Knockanure, Athea, Kilmorna. Pre-Booking of seats is a requirement where there are deviations to the Route. Due to the door-to-door nature of the above service this may result in slight change to Pick up times. The above bus is timed to meet the Bus Eireann Route 272 11.00 am bus to Tralee and will also meet the 14.00 bus from Tralee to Listowel Tralee 066 7164700

MORE: S239b – Moyvane Area – Listowel- Every Wednesday, service for; Moyvane, Leitrim Middle, Leitrim East, Carreuragh, Coilagurteen, Kilbaha Middle, Cloonbrane, Skehenerin, Coilbee, Lavalla South.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €9300. Numbers drawn were 9, 15, 21, 24. Lucky dip winners were;1. Mary Barry, Knockanure; 2. Breda O’Keeffe, Kilmorna; 3. JJ Clancy, Knockanure; 4. Liz Gould, c/o Gould’s Shop; 5. Steph & Cathal, Asdee, c/o Gould’s Shop

Next week’s draw will be on Tuesday 30th November with jackpot up to €9400.

MATCH: North Kerry Senior Championship Quarter Final Sunday 5th December @ 12 pm in Brosna

Knocknagoshel V Castleisland Desmonds; North Kerry Minor Championship Semi Final

Sunday 5th December @ 11.30am in Knockanure, Knocknagoshel/Brosna/Duagh V Ballyduff

Details of the GAA Kerry Health and Wellbeing Committee and the Initiatives run under the auspices of the committee are summarised on their site.

HANDEL’S Messiah in The Cathedral Killarney On Saturday 11th December, at 8pm, Killarney, will be performed by the Dublin Bach Singers. The four soloists include Sharon Lyons, Soprano, Leanne Fitzgerald, Alto, Conor Prendiville, Tenor and Rory Dunne, Bass.

ADORATION takes place every Wednesday straight after 10.30am mass in Listowel, until 1.00 p.m.  Should a funeral take place on the day it will be cancelled.

DEATH has occurred on 24th November 2021 of Sr. Patricia Galvin of Limerick City, / Mallow, / Formerly of Duagh, Co. Kerry. Pre-deceased by her brother Dan. Sadly missed by her sisters Sr. Mary & Sr. Stanislaus, brother Gerard, niece Máire, nephews Pat & Liam, nieces-in-law, nephew-in-law, grandnieces & grandnephews, her Sisters of Mercy Community and her many friends.

Requiem Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Athlunkard Street on Friday, 26th November, Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Convent Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Goretti  Francis Stack,  Tim Healy, Nora Leahy, Joan Ahern, Nora McAuliffe, Marie Walsh, Ray Keane, Ellen Collins, John McMahon, Ann Kissane, John Connor, Julia Leahy, Rita Fitzmaurice, Sr. Marie Costelloe, Bridie McCarthy, Gerald Stack, Angela Carmody, Tommy Foley, Peggy Sheehan, Kitty McEnery, Mass; Sat.27th of Nov.’21 Moyvane for Margaret and John Meade (Aniv.) Aughrim at 7.30pm; Sun.28th Nov.’21 Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am and Moyvane mass for  Peggy & Mick Sheahan (Aniv.) Leitrim Middle at 11.00am; Mon.29th Nov.’21  NO MASS; Tues.30th Nov.’21 Moyvane for Marie Walsh (Aniv.) Barragougeen at 10.00am; Weds.1st Dec.’21  at Knockanure for Bridie, Paddy & Kate O’Connor at 10.00am; Thurs.2nd Dec.’21  in Moyvane for Edward and Kit Fitzmaurice Leitrim Middle at 10.00am; Fri.3rd Dec.’21 at Knockanure a Private Intention, 10.00am, and in the evening for Catherine Mankin & Path Walsh nee Horgan, Late of Trien & London at 7.30pm. Sat.4th Dec.’21 Moyvane for Maurice & Joe O’Connell, Dooncaha and Deceased Members O’Connell Family at 7.30pm; Sun.5th Dec.’21 Knockanure for Mary Brosnan at 9.30am, and Mass in Moyvane for Paddy Mulvihill & Mary (nee Walsh) The Village at 11.00am.

FEAST of St. Francis Xavier is celebrated on Friday 3rd December.  He was a Jesuit missionary who preached the Gospel in India and Japan and died on his way to China in 1552.

Padre Pio December Devotions in Castleisland on Tuesday 21st December 7.30pm. Witness by:

Joan Hussey, Tralee, “She will share her story about the heartbreak felt by the loss of her little boy”.

SOUTH DOC. The phone number for the out-of-hours GP service for Kerry and Cork has changed.

SouthDoc’s new number is 0818 355 999. Its 1850 number will be disconnected and will no longer be accessible from January 1st.

SEÁN KEANE: will visit the Glórach on Friday December 3rd at 8pm. Tickets are probably booked out now but it’s worth  ringing the booking line on 087 1383940.

THEATRE |Thursday 25th to Monday 29th November @ 8pm. MOLL presented by St John’s Theatre Group. The classic comedy by John B Keane is based on the arrival of Moll, the Priest’s new Housekeeper and the changes she undertakes in both running of the presbytery and indeed the parish. Frances Kennedy takes the lead role as the resourceful Moll, Batt O’Keeffe is the Canon, Johnny Corkery the reluctant curate in charge of bingo and Conor Hogan the third Curate in the house. Sonny Egan plays the small farmer Ulick while Bernie Daly is his prospective wife Bridgie.  Conor Foley plays the Bishop on a surprise visit and Jana Finucane, Mrs Andover who is fond of the drop and so ruled out of the job as Housekeeper. The Play is Directed by Joe Murphy.

CONGRATULATIONS to Norma McMahon from Coolaneelig, Duagh, who has been named Kerry Carer of the Year, by Family Carers Ireland.

PARKING: There will be free parking for two hours in the streets in Listowel from Saturday 4th December for the period leading up to the new year.

DRIVERS:  North Kerry in conjunction with Local Links Kerry are seeking volunteer Drivers for their volunteer Social Car Scheme.  For further information could you please contact Molly at Ard Chúram Day Care Centre on 068 22986.

FUNDS from GOV. in 2022 of €88 million for the Horse and Greyhound Racing, with 80% going to Horse Racing Ireland.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rescinded a Trump administration rule that ensured faith-based social service agencies that provide adoption and foster care would continue receiving federal funding.

GREENWAY section from Abbeyfeale to Kerry Border was recently reopened. Beware  near Ardagh thorns on greenway due to hedge cutting.

MARKET AT THE BARNAGH HUB: There will be an evening Market at the Barnagh Hub on the weekend beginning Friday. 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.

BINGO Sunday at the GAA grounds Abbeyfeale, starting time of 1.30 pm.

RETIREMENT: presentation to Doctor Kieran Murphy, Athea to mark his retirement will be held in the Community Centre Carrigkerry on Sunday, December 5 at 3pm. Kieran has provided his services since 1984.

RETIRED NURSES ASSOCIATION – Mass for the deceased members of the Retired Nurses Association – Kerry Branch in the Prince of Peace Church, Fossa on Wednesday 1st December at 2pm.

ANTIBIOTICS: European Surveillance of Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption reported a drop in antibiotics use by 43% between 2011 and 2020. In this country, during the same period, there was only an 8% reduction.

COST to Dairy Farmers; President of ICMSA Pat McCormack described the price surge over such a short period as “unprecedented”. His organisation has calculated that an average dairy farm would see total costs per farm go from €146,500 in 2020 to an estimated €159,000 by 2022 — an average rise of €12,500 or approximately 8.5pc.

YOUNG Farmers of the Year competition. Thursday, December 2 – Video interviews to be completed by shortlisted applications; December 13 and 14 – Semi-final interviews (Note: there is no county round this year, semi-finalists will be chosen from interviews); December 14 – Final six interviews and Black-Tie Awards Night. The FBD Young Farmer of the Year Awards in association with Macra na Feirme, are sponsored annually by FBD and run by Macra na Feirme with partnerships with the Irish Farmers’ Association and the National Rural Network.

BILL was introduced to the Seanad to allow temporary peat extraction for horticultural purposes.

It is reported that 17,000 people are dependent on it for a living.

JOBS: 2018, Teagasc launched a ‘People in Dairy’ programme. They identified the need to recruit 5,000 people for Ireland’s dairy farming sector.

EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, proposes that EU member states collectively legally protect at least 30% of EU’s land and marine areas and that 10% of this should relate to areas such as ancient woods and peatland. In the parks in Dublin there are about 700 grassed football pitches which are regularly mown, and no grass collected. (According to Tidy Town report).

CLAIM that one third of this country’s 98 wild bee species are threatened with extinction and the Department of Agriculture have 186 actions to help save them with biodiversity.


LIBRARY: will host a number of free online events for children. Authors Katie O’Donoghue and

Roisin Meaney will do four live Bedtime Storytelling events each on select evenings at 7pm.  Lisa

Fingleton will host a live Wild Child creative nature and drawing workshop on Saturday 11th December at 11am.  Pre-recorded beginner yoga and pilates classes for families will be available throughout December on the Kerry Library website. Booking

DINGLE- November we’re coming home to Dingle to celebrate our twentieth anniversary with you all, live + online. Here’s a look at some of the magic we have in store for you all!

SIAMSA Tíre has organised a line-up that includes, music, dance, theatre, and fun events. Starting on Saturday December 4th with the Irish Rambling House.  Presented in partnership with Radio Kerry.

KERRY GAA and Down Syndrome Kerry have a new partnership which will see Kerry GAA donate a percentage of proceeds from ticket sales for the Win A House in Killarney draw to the Down Syndrome Kerry charity. THE Tour de Munster raised €522,201— for the Munster branches of Down Syndrome Ireland, this year.

SCHOOL: Presentation Secondary School, Listowel, Webinar for Incoming Students being held on 30th Nov at 7.30pm.

LOCAL Government Services, details at

ROADS: The Limerick County Council have a new road repair machine, one man in huge truck and tube, spits out tarmac and then he rolls it into place with his wheels. I notice that the hole was full of water, before the operation began. Years gone by road repairs provided a bit of income, around Christmas for locals, who left school early or were part time labourers.

SAFEGUARDING and preventing Adult Abuse.

OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY 2022 -Fr. Dan O’Riordan will be the spiritual director for this pilgrimage.  It takes place from August 7-13 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] .

CHRISTMAS Fair will be held in the Marine Hotel, Ballybunion on Saturday December 4th in aid of the Kerry Parents and Friends.

SVP Christmas draw for a Ford Focus Titanium ,details from 021 4270 444.

LOCAL book; Timmy Woulfe, launched his book “As Tough as Tathfhéithleann”, a list of Irish words and phrases which were commonly used in the parish of Athea in the last century.

A book on the history of Ardfert Creamery and Branches will be launched at Ballyroe Hotel on Friday the 3rd of December at 7.30pm.

BOOK: The First Irish Cities: An Eighteenth-Century Transformation, by David Dickson, Yale University Press, 352 pp, £25, ISBN: 978-0300229462

David Dickson, emeritus professor of modern history in TCD, has made contributions to Irish urban history for many years, most notably in Dublin: The Making of a Capital City (2014) and Old World Colony: Cork and South Munster, 1630-1830 (2005). In The First Irish Cities, he makes the point that almost 150 histories of English towns were published in the eighteenth century, in contrast to virtually none in Ireland.

SUPPORT: Community Based Drug & Alcohol Initiative Projects provides support to young people in the community & their families who may be experiencing difficulties with alcohol or drugs

Tralee: (087) 6708702; Killarney: (085) 8501296, and Listowel: (087) 9263803000.

FLU killing over 100 million people, in the flu pandemic of 1918 had devastating worldwide effects. The horror of the Spanish flu illness become forgotten by the buzz of the jazz age, will the same happen again with Covid 19.

RDS Library & Archives have been an important part of the RDS from its foundation in 1731. Our collections hold a wealth of material related to the social, cultural and economic history of Ireland and are available to browse here. Please note that this site is a living database to which we will be adding new content as it becomes available.

DAIL; As an example to others could the Dail close their car park, or charge a high parking fine which would be non-returnable as an expense. Deputies and visitors would then be forced to take the bus.

NZ FARMER: Andrew farms in the Waikato region on the north Island of New Zealand and milks 320 Jersey cows in a once-a-day (OAD) milking operation, alongside his father.

CHRISTMAS Post for Eire, is 21st Dec.; USA- 9th Dec., and  Rest of the World 4th Dec.


FUNDRAISER: The eighth annual Radio Kerry Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser for St Vincent de Paul on Friday, December 10, 2021. Over the past seven years, has led to over €120,000 being raised.

TRALEE Town Park has a new water refill station, many towns and villages lack the facility.

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: wishes to acknowledge receipt of the following grant allocation from KCC: €2,500 from the Community Support Fund, which was used to part fund the upgrade of the flower beds on Church Road. Moyvane Development Association also wishes to acknowledge receipt of €1,000 under the Community Enhancement Programme from KCC & The Department of Rural and Community Development which was used to purchase a mulcher lawn mower.

NEW MOON 4th Dec. The December 19th full moon  is commonly referred to as the Full Cold Moon, a fitting name for a moon occurring in a cold month. It’s also been referred to at the Long Nights Moon, equally fitting given December has the shortest day of the year.

Fr. William Moloney

Fr William Moloney lately arrived from Ireland took up a temporary position in Sierra Valley where lived about 1000 people many of them Ranchers in 1868. He is noted as being the first Missionary to visit the north of Pumas County. Visiting Johnsville on Deer Creek, Quincy, Indian Valley, Susanville and Honey Lake Valley in Lassen County. He was the first Priest in Lassen County. The records show that Fr. William Moloney was very active on the Missions in California and Nevada .He gave 40yrs service to the Church in this area. Journeys of 50 miles were common. At times he would be 100 miles from the end of the trail at Downieville where mining took place in 1880. He named his famous Horse Charley. In the mountain area of Northern California travel in winter was difficult with deep snow drifts. To travel you would need a pine board 4″ wide and 8 to 12ft long fixed to the soles of shoes a long stick was needed for balance. A priest had to be strong and fit to cope with the hardships of Missionary life. It took 6 weeks to make the circuit from Truckee to Alturas and back home again. Fr. William Moloney son of Tadhg and Kate Enright born Coilagurteen, Knockanure in 1841 Ordained 1864, died Sutter Creek 1903. He was a brother of M T Moloney Solicitor General Ottawa .Inscriptions on Family Headstone Gale Cemetery, Timothy Moloney died Nov 1st 1885 aged 93yrs. Memorial Erected by their son Maurice Moloney Ottawa Ill. USA . Also remembered son John Moloney who died Jan 19th 1904 .his wife Ellen died 13th April 1908 .son Edward Moloney died Nov 5th 1872 aged 27yrs.

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CARBON: world’s wealthiest 1% produce double the combined carbon emissions of the poorest 50%, according to the UN. (Break)

“These are people who fly most, drive the biggest cars most and live in the biggest homes which they can easily afford to heat, so they tend not to worry if they’re well insulated or not.

“They’re also the sort of people who could really afford good insulation and solar panels if they wanted to.”

Prof Newell said that to tackle climate change, everyone needs to feel part of a collective effort – so that means the rich consuming less to set an example to poorer people.

He continued: “Rich people who fly a lot may think they can offset their emissions by tree-planting schemes or projects to capture carbon from the air. But these schemes are highly contentious and they’re not proven over time.

The wealthy, he said, “simply must fly less and drive less. Even if they own an electric SUV that’s still a drain on the energy system and all the emissions created making the vehicle in the first place”.



Our Lady came to Kibeho 40 years ago to help us because, as Ilibagiza emphasized, the Blessed Mother assured, “Don’t forget I love you.” LEARN MORE



FOOD Banks; A study by Food Bank for New York City reported that nearly 75% of emergency food providers (EFPs), such as pantries and food banks, saw dramatic increases in demand for service during the early days of the pandemic. A major cause: the business lockdowns that forced widespread unemployment.

Sister Caroline describes how food is distributed from St. John’s Bread & Life to “guests” in Brooklyn and a few spots in Queens.

But according to the report, 38% of the food providers suddenly closed because of social-distancing protocols. In Brooklyn, for example, the list of EFPs in operation shrunk from 257 to 164 as protocols continued, a loss of 93. Queens had 170, but lost 65, leaving 105 with open doors.

“In almost 90% of the cases, whether it’s a parish-based one or a small organization, it was volunteers who were doing the actual work,” Sister Caroline said.–HZB0HiVprZqzK5E9dFSNJFSlvIptr1i7DgME25u-F7hK2zAlUaTDXByS4X_FyP5vg3_qZ50QERllq_pzM8rjRQqGmYA&utm_medium=PANTHEON_STRIPPED&utm_content=PANTHEON_STRIPPED&utm_source=PANTHEON_STRIPPED



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The Richness and humour of Ulster Norn (Northern) Ireland speech

Compiled by Sr Dympna O’Daly, as heard regularly in her neighbourhood.




“Here’s me” – This is what I said.                         

“Keep it lit” – A word of encouragement.

“Howl yer whist” – Be quiet!

“He’s a real melter!” – He does my head in.

“Call around for a yarn” – yarn = a chat.

“Bout ye?” – How are you?

“Wind yer neck in” – Stop talking.

“Gurning” – Complaining.

“Do you think I came down the Lagan in a bubble?” – Do you think I’m stupid?

“It’s a wee bun” – It’s very simple.

“I’m foundered” – I’m cold /freezing.

“I’m dying for a poke” – for an ice-cream.

“I’m sundered” – I’m embarrassed.

“Going for a dander”- Going for a stroll.

“Boggin” – Dirty, very unkempt.

“There’s more meat on a butcher’s apron” – A very skinny person.

“As thick as champ” – Not very intelligent.



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ICO has teamed up with the legendary singer Johnny Logan to produce a fabulous festive charity single which will help raise vital funds for Parkinson’s Association of Ireland (PAI) & ICO’s free education programmes.



Seán Finnan rounds up the top stories from the week including the progression the of Directly Elected Mayor, the building of Limerick’s first Mosque



GAA Knockanure Club Lotto results Nov 16 2021; There was no winner of the €9200 jackpot Tuesday night. The numbers drawn were 9, 23, 24, and 31.Our lucky dip winners were; 1. Cornelius Moloney, Knockmeal; 2. Noirín Goulding, c/o Eleanorw; 3. Tara & Joseph, Knocknasna; 4. Bríd O’Keeffe, Kilmorna, and 5. Mike Dillon, Amber Garage. Our next draw is due to be held on Tuesday 23rd November with jackpot up to €9300. Congratulations to our lucky dip winners and thank you again for all your support.



FACE MASK: this study is to determine the effects of prolonged usage of N95 respirators and surgical facemasks amid health care workers in our institution. Cross-sectional study. SRM medical college hospital, Kattankulathur. A self-constructed questionnaire containing 20 queries regarding the effects of prolonged use of face masks, after being analysed by the experts of our institution were handed over to 250 participants.. All participants wore either surgical masks or N95 respirators for a minimum of 4 h per day. People aged between 20 and 48 years were selected for this study. Study period was from 20/07/2020 to 26/07/2020. Completed questionnaires were sent for statistical analysis. A total of 250 healthcare workers participated in the study, out of which 179 were females. The acquired results were excessive sweating around the mouth accounting to 67.6%, difficulty in breathing on exertion 58.2%, acne 56.0% and itchy nose 52.0%. This study suggests that prolonged use of facemasks induces difficulty in bre

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