Knockanuare Notes – 10th October 2021.

ROAD Closed between Knockanure Village and the Sports field till 25th of October.

PADRE Pio October Devotions on Tuesday 19th October at 7.30pm in Castleisland.

THE COASTAL ROSARY – on Sunday 10th October at Ballybunion Beach at 2.30pm.

DANCING Classes at Knockanure Community Centre on October 13th at 8.15pm. Contact Norella (087) 6809249

TRIP: Moyvane/Knockanure Senior Citizen’s Trip to Tralee (subsidized by Eirgrid). Bus leaving Moyvane Church car park Friday October 29th at 12pm. Lunch at the Meadowlands followed by visit to County Museum and Ballyseedy Garden Centre. Tea and Refreshments on return to Moyvane at Speedy’s Nolan’s Bar. Cost €20 to be paid when booking with Elaine O’Flaherty, no later than Friday October 15th. Contact (068) 49692 or (087) 3315935.

BLOTTO  will be held as usual at Bingo on Thursday night in Moyvane. Many of you probably have envelopes since before we closed. Can you please bring them back to bingo and we will include them in the draw. The Jackpot was €6,500 when we finished in March 2020 so it will continue as usual.

BABY Loss awareness week, continues to 15th of October, see Facebook page of UHK for a short service, send a message for the Memory Tree to [email protected]

MISSION Month Webinar; We Cannot Remain Silent, Sr. Orla Treacy, Fr. Tim Galvin, Julieann Moran

Thurs 21 Oct 8pm, see Diocese of Kerry site for more.

DEATH has taken place of Bridget Ann Joyce, 76, in recent years of Holmes, NY and long-time resident of Lake Carmel, NY, passed away on September 28, 2021. Bridget was born on March 29, 1945 to John and Ellen or ‘Nell’ (Mulvihill) McAuliffe in Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Carmel O’Sullivan, Anne O’Mahony, Mary Hickey, Pauline Quinn, Marguerite Clancy, Ned O’Connell, Sr. Martina Relihan, Betty Kennelly, Michael Finucane, Bro. Denis McAuliffe, Fr. Hallie Ashe.

MASS Saturday 9th October in Moyvane for Timothy Noonan RIP (Birthday Mass) at 7.30pm; Sunday 10th October Knockanure Private Intention at 9.30am and mass in Moyvane 10th October a Private Intention at 11.00am; Monday 11th October  NO MASS; Tuesday 12th October at Moyvane for Joe O’Connor RIP (Kilbaha) at 7.30pm; Wednesday 13th October in Knockanure Private Intention at 7.30pm; Thursday 14th October at Moyvane Private Intention at 7.30pm; Friday 15th October in Knockanure Private Intention at 7.30pm.

ADORATION takes place every Wednesday in Listowel Church, straight after 10.30am. Mass until 1.00 p.m. (lunch time) Should a funeral takes place on the day there will be no adoration.

NOTE: When there are no evening masses in Moyvane, church closes at 6.00pm.

MILK SCHEME: The School Milk Scheme is subsidised and provides a daily fresh portion of milk to school-going children at a very affordable price in Primary, Secondary and Montessori schools. The National Dairy Council supplies participating schools with free fridges to ensure that milk is chilled.

Contact- National Dairy Council on 01 290 2451 or email [email protected]

UNICEF:  “Get a Vaccine/Give a Vaccine, You can send your donation by post to Freepost, UNICEF Ireland, 33 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D01 R283. By Phone; (01) 878 3000; By Email; [email protected]

GLÓRACH drive-in bingo continues at Abbeyfeale GAA grounds every Sunday at 2pm.

PLAN: Moyvane Development Association; We have identified the need for a Socio-Economic Development Plan for our area and believe this will be a very positive process, resulting in a robust plan which we can all use. MDA will hold the first of their community planning meetings on Tues, Oct 12th.

BUS: Local Link Kerry offices on 066-7147002.

YOUTH: Two Presentation Castleisland students, Fiona Brosnan and Joanna Moynihan were chosen to represent the youth of Ireland in a webinar hosted by the Ombudsman for Children, Dr. Niall Muldoon.

SISTERS: Thursday 7th October 175th Anniversary of the foundation of The Presentation Convent in

Castleisland (7th October 1846). Nano Nagle was born in 1718 in Ballygriffin Co. Cork. Sisters from Presentation Nunnery at Sexton Street, Limerick, began missions in Castleisland, India, Australia, California, Ecuador, Zimbabwe and Pakistan.

CEIST are delighted to announce their Art Calendar Competition 2022.  Open to all Senior cycle  students within our CEIST community. The theme for this year is “Our Faith, Our Future”

Closing date for Entries is no later than 5pm on Friday 12th November 2021

GUITAR lessons with Margaret Carroll at the Library Athea. Beginners: Tuesday 7-8pm. Advanced: Wednesday 7-8pm and Adults on Wednesday 8-9pm. Enquiries to 087-9395273.

ST JOHN’S Theatre during October, starting at 8pm. Saturday 16th October 2021- Arán Agus Im. Arán & Im is a theatrical performance in which Manchán Magan bakes sourdough bread and more. Details from- St John’s Theatre.

SANDY KELLY at INEC, tickets €30 or you can  book directly through INEC Ticketmaster on this link:

COLLECTION: Bishops are asking parishes throughout Ireland to undertake a special Church collection on 6 and 7 November to invite the public to support Trócaire in its work to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in East Africa. Bishops also discussed that in the countries where Trócaire works, less than 5% of the population have been vaccinated for Covid and infection rates are up to 50%.  An additional 200 million people have fallen into poverty globally as a result of the Covid crisis.  Bishops highlighted that wealthier countries, while protecting their most vulnerable citizens, also have a moral responsibility to ensure that the populations of developing countries have equal, rapid and effective access to Covid vaccine coverage. For more on Trócaire’s East Africa appeal see

PRAYER Service; Bishop Ray invites you to join him for a liturgy of prayer in St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney at 3pm on Sunday 17th October to commence our Synodal Pathway -which Pope Francis has asked for worldwide.

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT WEEKEND, 5th – 7th November 2021 Restore Communication, Renew
Commitment and Rekindle Romance. This is an online experience (using Zoom), starting on Friday
evening at 8pm and ending on Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm. Details

TARBERT ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP – are hoping to start up their group meetings again on Friday 15th October. Anyone wishing to join the group should contact Tarbert Bridewell at 068-36500. Free transport will be available to and from meetings.

INFORMATION: local Citizens Information Service in Kerry on 0761 07 7860. The offices from Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.  Or log on to for further information.

ART Competition sponsored by the Credit Union, closing date October 22nd.

HEALTHY Athea is promoting the My Mind Matters Initiative which runs from October 10th to October 30th. You are invited to download the MyLife App on your phone and give 30 mins five days a week for walking, running, cycling, yoga etc. and record this activity on the App. If participants collectively record 30,000 days of activity on the MyLife App, Irish Life will donate €10,000 to the Samaritans.

MURALS: Paul Bokslag is a Dutch artist and designer based in Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. He works in various media, including murals, printmaking, type design and papercut installations. Paul recently mentored local artists Eimear O’Connor, Erin Halpin, Jack McKenna and Michelle Quinn in working on an outdoor mural in partnership with St John’s Theatre and Listowel Tidy Towns. The designs are based on small scale papercuts that were enlarged to create a colourful work of public art inspired by Junior Griffin’s poem “Memories of the Ball Alley in Listowel” and the people, sporting life and cultural traditions of Listowel and North Kerry. The finished work was unveiled in the Listowel Ball Alley on Friday evening last.

MART in Castleisland end of September, over 900 head of cattle on offer and a 99% clearance.

FREE Soil sampling, application to the department of Agriculture site, it is costing the government 10 Million Euro.

CLOTHES Collection for Murhur N.S. on Sat 16th Oct at Marian Hall from 10am to noon.

PREPARING FOR THE SYNODAL JOURNEY On Sunday 17th October all the dioceses in Ireland begin the Synodal Pathway -which Pope Francis has asked for worldwide.  Pope Francis speaks of ‘Synod’ as ‘journeying together’, truly ‘listening to each other’ and ‘together identifying the path along which Christ is leading us’. Bishop Ray invites you to join him for a liturgy of prayer in St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney at 3pm on Sunday 17th October to commence our journey.  Come to the Cathedral or join by streaming via the cathedral website. Pope Francis has chosen the theme “Communion, Participation and Mission”.

FILMS: The Kerry International film festival will open on Thursday 14th October with Death of a Ladies’ Man, starring Gabriel Byrne, and will close with the Irish Language feature Foscadh (Shelter), which recently won Best First Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh. There are 15 in-person physical events and 30 online screenings.

EXHIBITION: 17 from the ‘70s – Exhibition of Signed Black & White Photographs of some of North Kerry’s Best Loved Artists by Kieran Moloney, at Kerry Writers’ Museum. Exhibition ends Oct 14th

Photographs will be available to view on after exhibition.

ARTS: Upcoming opportunity with the Public Participation Network for an arts based research project at Coláiste Na Ríochta in Listowel. The project is seeking an artist/creativity facilitator who can facilitate group conversation and group creative expression, capturing issues of discrimination and lack of tolerance in a school/ community. The aim is to work with 5 second level students over a number of weeks. All creativity or arts based mediums are welcome. Kerry LCYP is supporting the PPN network. Brief available from Caroline Toal at [email protected]  The deadline is 5.00pm on Friday 8th October.

ROAD Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána and the Irish Tyre Industry Association , promoted ‘Tyre Safety Day’ on Wednesday, October 6.

HEALING Weekend: If you would like to find out more about Rachel’s Vineyard or about the Healing Weekends, please call Bernadette: 087 859 2877. Email: [email protected] for more information see

AWARE (Depression & Anxiety) Free phone: 1800 80 48 48 Mon – Sunday 10am – 10pm.

Samaritans Free phone: 116 123 Email: [email protected]

The Kerry Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest is held annually to highlight World Mental Health Day on 10th October. The  Fest  aims  to  raise  awareness  of  the  available  supports  and services in the county as well as to empower people to engage with the  ‘Five  Ways  to  Wellbeing’  through  a  dynamic  and  interactive programme of events.  60 free events on offer all over the county.

DIY Jobs for older people, details from Age Action 0818 911 109 or email; [email protected]

EDUCATION: Erasmus+ KA2 Application Clinic is for those wishing to apply for funding for Small-Scale projects in the fields of VET, School Education, Adult Education and Youth. It takes place online on 13 October.

HUMMINGBIRD LEARNING CENTRE- Based in Adare, Co Limerick, specialise in making learning easy. We work with adults and children to improve reading, maths, spelling, writing, concentration, retention and recall. The Hummingbird Learning Method® to allow each person’s individual learning style fly right over any stumbling blocks – making learning easy, enjoyable and giving you a whole new outlook on life. We achieve positive results by helping children, teens and adults utilise their natural abilities to succeed in their literacy goals.

DELAY: 10,000 apprentices are waiting and unable to receive off the job training, delaying qualification.

LOCAL HUB: Duagh are using the Presbytery for remote working, details from [email protected]

MAGAZINE:  Photos and articles are being sought for the Ballydonoghue Parish Journal. More information at [email protected]

BOOK: GAA Grassroots, seven stories from County Kerry, now available.

BLAS na hÉireann, now in their 14th year, have announced the award winners for 2021, there are 13 winners from County Kerry.

BATTERY: liquid air energy storage plant in Greater Manchester got £10m grant from the UK government, it will use spare green energy to compress air into a liquid and store it, for use later.

POET Michael Hartnett would have been 80 years old on September 18th this year.

He was born in Croom, Co. Limerick in 1941. In fact, he was a young 58 when he died in 1999.

By Peter Browne, see

KERRY Local Enterprise Office in association with PSC Taxation Services will have a Budget 2022 Breakfast Briefing via Zoom on Thursday, October 14, from 9.30am to 11am.

WYD- World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, world’s largest gathering of Catholic young people will take place on Aug. 1-6, 2023. World Youth Day was established by Pope John Paul II in 1985. The week-long gathering usually attracts hundreds of thousands of young people.–HaOv636Y24ZW4Nmnlqxko-SPLV1EMmZhTQQhDEv_jCXdQ1MDzExTc1bKQPBOZHXcWwq0HHX4fNfScU-RbxTm5tF6kng&utm_content=167599617&utm_source=hs_email


SECURITY: New York Governor. Kathy Hochul to give $25 million in grants for security at nonprofits threatened by hate crimes.


GOSPELS: Invitation: “Lectio Divina: Drink from your own well”(St Bernard of Clairvaux).
An introduction to the reading, reflection and prayer of the Gospels for anyone who seeks
a way towards hope, wisdom and faith in day to day life. Presented by Fr Seamus O’
Connell on Learning to pray the scriptures from your life. 3 Sessions: Mondays 18th
Oct & 1st Nov 7.30pm – 9pm (zoom) and Saturday 13th Nov. Tralee and Zoom.
REGISTER: email [email protected] Please put ‘Lectio Divina in Subject line. Phone
087 6873208

TRIBUTE; Bridget Ann Joyce, 76, in recent years of Holmes, NY and long-time resident of Lake Carmel, NY, passed away on September 28, 2021.

Bridget was born on March 29, 1945 to John and Ellen or ‘Nell’ (Mulvihill) McAuliffe in Moyvane, county Kerry, Ireland.

As a child, many adventures were shared playing make-believe in the fields near their home with her siblings and cousins of Moyvane.  With a deep imagination and a love of storytelling, Bridie- as she was known to all- along with her brother John, would imagine themselves famous radio announcers ‘Paddy and Jack’, or private investigators.  She loved to try her hand at repairing bikes and other mechanical things.  She also spent some time living in Glin, Limerick with her aunt, uncle and grandmother.  She had a natural wit and the gift of humor, sharing many of these early stories from Ireland with us in America.

As a young woman, Bridie came to America with her sister Marie in 1960 and lived on Valentine Ave in the Fordham section of the Bronx, joining her parents.  Later, her brother John and sister Rita would also come out to America.  Bridie attended Roosevelt High School and afterwards joined Merrill Lynch on Wall Street.  She loved attending the Irish dance halls such as “The Red Mill” and “The Jaeger House”, with Marie.  She was very close to her Aunts and especially enjoyed many shopping trips to Macys with her Aunt Jule who lived in Parkchester.

She met and married her life-long partner, Patrick Joyce, on August 14, 1965.  Saving and working hard to purchase their first home, they accomplished this in 1971, when they found a two-family house on Decatur Ave (near her Uncle, Martin Mulvihill, well-known musician & composer of Irish music).  The first in the family to own a home,  Bridie was overjoyed and so proud of the accomplishment.  Soon after, they were blessed with five wonderful children.

They lived in the Bainbridge neighborhood of the Bronx before moving to Carmel, NY in 1979.

Bridie also worked as a Home Care Assistant as well as in local nursing facilities and as  a bus monitor for a number of years at Red and Tan Lines in Carmel, NY.

Family was important to her and she was a devoted wife, mother and grandma.  Bridie adored all her grandchildren and felt blessed by each new addition.  She was gifted at making delicious dishes for family occasions and holidays.  She always welcomed many children into her home and would feed half the neighborhood if given the chance.  Bridie was also known for helping others out when in need.  One time she took under her roof a student from Glin, Co. Limerick who came out to New York to attend college and find work.  Bridie treated him like family and never expected anything in return.  To this day, he would call her and love to spend time chatting & reminiscing on the time he spent in her home in the Bronx.  Bridie also took in her youngest sister, Rita, when their parents retired back to Co. Kerry in 1972.  Rita lived with her for over a year until finding an apartment of her own.

Bridie loved animals, having many pet dogs over the years, such as Gilda, Lady, and Inky and Binky (aka Little Mama and Little Papa).

Bridie loved collecting and wearing decorative jewelry, attending many outdoor markets for fun.  Her musical tastes ran from Irish songs, to Elvis and 1950’s music.  She had an outgoing nature and was more recently a friend to all at the nursing home where she lived.  She loved reading mystery and detective novels and having visits from family and friends, especially her sister, Rita.

Bridget is survived by her beloved husband Patrick, and her children, Delia, Cormac (and Melissa), Conor (and Sharon) Joyce, and her cherished grandchildren, Aidan, Brendan, Samantha, Julianna, Maya, Natalya, Alex and Sophie.  Her loving sister, Rita  (McAuliffe) Romano also survives her.  Sadly, she is predeceased by two beloved sons, Sean and Patrick Joyce, and two siblings, Marie Moran and John McAuliffe.  She leaves behind many cherished nieces and nephews as well.

Bridie was a deeply religious Catholic who endlessly offered up prayers and good intentions for those in need.  Bridie will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Cargain Funeral Home, 10 Fowler Avenue, Carmel, NY.

A prayer service to celebrate and honor Kimberly’s life will take place at 4:30 P.M. on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Cargain Funeral Home in Carmel, NY.

A private cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Bridget’s memory to National Breast Cancer Foundation (

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Cargain Funeral Homes, Inc., 10 Fowler Avenue, Carmel, NY, 845-225-3672,




ADVENTURES of Sr M. Juliana Culhane in July 1922, Part 1

by Marian McGreal SSL, coordinator

The scene – in St Louis Convent, Louisville, Monaghan. I was a boarder there from 1919 to 1922. I came with an inlaw of my Auntie’s, Maria Brosnan, a sister of Con Brosnan – the famous Kerry footballer. I loved the place. The Sisters were very kind to us. Sr M. Laurentia was the Mistress of Schools then. At that time there was Junior, Middle, and Senior Grade (in the Inter Exams). I did Middle Grade in June 1922. The times, due to the 1922 Civil War, were very disturbed. The exams for some, ended about June 18th and Sr M. Laurentia did her best with information from Headquarters in Dublin, to send the girls home safely. But some of the subjects like Art, Commerce etc. dragged on, and it was well on in June by the time about 30 or 35 of us were finished. We were all set in great form for going home, when the news came, urgently from Dublin that there was trouble in the city and that there was no means of travelling for any girls from the south. No trains running from Dublin to Limerick or Cork, or from Dublin to Waterford. So there we were about twenty of us “all dressed up an nowhere to go.” I often think what the poor sisters felt like with us crowd on their hands! Then just before the news from Dublin had come I had been making plans how I would spend my holiday, as I had made up my mind to enter September 8th. Well we just had to make the best of a bad matter and be grateful to God and the Srs that we were safe and sound with them. Then bright and fair one morning Sr M. Laurentia got word that the city was quiet, and that we could get to Dublin, but no trains to the south. Well, God was good to me, I had a pal, Margaret Fleming from Castleisland, Kerry. She luckily had a cousin in Dublin married to a D.M.P. [Dublin Metropolitan Police] man, and she made me come with her. I forgot their names, but they had the greatest sympathy for us, were so good to us. The D.M.P Inspector had a heart of gold. He knew well that our relatives would be in a very bad way about us, no means of sending a wire or letter. So the good and kind man went out every morning and found out if there was any chance of a train to the south. So, praise to the good God, he came back in haste one morning and said that there was a train going to Waterford in an hours’ time that we could also get a connection to Mallow that same day. Well, in two shakes of a lambs tail he had us across the city, and just in time for the Waterford train. It was like a passport to Heaven to get that train!! The good D.M.P. man wished us the best of luck. Thank God we got to Waterford in time to catch the train to Mallow.


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