Knockanuare Notes-October 11th 2020

MASS ON TELEVISION:  is on RTÉ 1 from Monday to Saturday at 10.30am and every second Sunday at 11am.   Mass is on Radio Kerry every Sunday morning and many local Churches have mass online.

There will be no congregation present at Masses, but they can be heard on Radio and on the loud speaker locally.

JOB; Community Employment Groundskeeper and General Operative wanted for Knockanure and Moyvane.

DRAW: Murhur N.S., Split The Bucket Draw will be held on Friday 16th October. Envelopes for entry can be found in Hollys Gala, Mike Kennelly’s Hardware, Noel Stack Butcher, The Village Grill and Speedys Bar with further outlets joining soon. Congratulations to our recent winner Carmel Hudson Kilbaha who was the lucky recipient of €200! A huge thank you for your continued support. From Parents Council Murhur NS.

DIAMOND JUBILEE OF PRIESTHOOD:  congratulations to Fr. Dan Ahern (Columban), Leitrim Middle on celebrating 60 years of priesthood. Due to restrictions at present a public celebration is not allowed.

TO MARK POSITIVE AGEING: Ard Chúram is asking you to submit a poem or a Limerick entitled “The Corona.”  Please send entries to Máiréad Hanlon, Ard Chúram, Greenville, Listowel no later than 4th November, 2020.  Please include your name and contact number.

DEATH of Dan O’Flaherty, Kenny Heights, Listowel, and  Affoulia, Lisselton, on October 6th, 2020.  Brother of the late Anne, survived by his wife Mary, sons Liam, Donal and Dermot, daughter Josephine, grandchildren Arfaa, Shaheer, Hashir, Qaim, Donovan, Briana, Paddy, Libby, Liam, Chloe and Sophie, brothers Timmy and Billy, sisters Nora, Helen and Josephine, daughters-in-law Bridget, Joanne and Briana, son-in-law Farrukh, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Following Requiem Mass at Ballydonoghue Church Dan O’Flaherty, was laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard.

DEATH took place on 9th October 2020 of Cornelius (Neilie) Flynn, 20, Belfry Heights, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick and formerly of Kilmorna, Listowel, Neilie, (ex Kerry Group PLC and Flynns Hackney Services, Abbeyfeale) is sadly missed by his wife Kathleen, son Joe, daughters Brenda (Heffernan) and Sheila (Fisher), sister Sheila (Enright) and brother Martin.

Recent deaths; James Enright Main St., Tarbert, Unexpectedly in Abu Dhabi on October 3rd 2020.  Kay Papp nee Horgan, London late of Bunagara, and Sheila Mahony nee Stack, Florida, late of Toor, Duagh.

ANNIVERSARIES: Maurice Leahy, Pauline Quinn, Mary Hickey, Marguerite Clancy, Ned Connell, Sr. Martina Relihan, Elizabeth M. B. Kennelly, Mary O’Connor, Michael Finucane, Martin O’Connell, Bro. Michael McAuliffe, Fr. Hallie Ashe, Paddy Faley, Mass Moyvane; Sat 10th at 7.30pm for Seamus O’ Halloran, Donnybrook & l/o Ranelagh (Rec Dec); Sun 11th at 11.00am for Denny McEvoy, Aughrim, & deceased of the McEvoy & Foley families;  Wed 14th at  7.30pm for Mickey Buckley, Glin Road & deceased family members; Fri 16th at  7.30pm for Paddy & Maureen Fitzmaurice, Gurtdromosillihy;

Sat 17th at 7.30pm for Seán Broderick, Coilagurteen, and Sun 18th at 11.00am mass for Willie Martin, Glin (Rec Dec), (uncle to Marian Quinn, Woodgrove).

Mass Knockanure – Sun 11th at 9.30am for Pat Lynch, Lr Carrueragh, & deceased family. Mass  Sun 18th at 9.30am                 for Parishioners.

CHRISTENING of Niamh O’Sullivan, daughter of Karen and Tommy O’Sullivan of Kilmorna, Also recently christened in Knockanure Church, was Dara Neville, son of Yvonne and John Neville.

CONFESSORS: The Confessors a film about Priests and confession to be shown on RTE 1 on October 12th at 9.35 , contains interviews with Frs., Kevin McNamara and Mossie Brick among others.

CONGRATULATIONS to Presentation Leaving Cert Students, Eimear Shine and Fiona Kelly who recently won awards. Congratulations also to Patrick Hanrahan of Kilbaha, who came second in the Spring Junior Herds Competition, run by The Holstein Breeders Club.

GLÓRACH DRIVE IN BINGO on the Sundays in October at Fr. Casey’s GAA Grounds. Gates will be open from 1pm.

PARISH OFFICE:  Now that we have moved to Level 3, please note that the Parish Office will remain open with a  one-in, one-out system.

STEWARDS:  As our Churches have been put on lockdown again, Fr. Kevin, would like to take this opportunity to thank all the stewards for all their help, time and dedication in ensuring that all our celebrations were fully compliant with HSE guidelines.  A special ‘thank you’ to Stephanie Mulvihill, who co-ordinated the timetable for stewards on WhatsApp.

CLOTHES BANK:  When dropping off shoes to the clothes bank please tie them together.

SHUT: Libraries doors are shut once again. If people want a book they must ring and order it and they will get a phone as to when to collect it at the door.

ST JOHN’S; we closed our beautiful blue doors again for 3 Weeks in accordance with Government and HSE Guidelines as the entire country has moved to Level 3.

FOCUS ON MENTAL HEALTH: Horizons on Radio Kerry every Sunday morning after the 9am News and Just a Thought Monday to Friday at 7.30am and 12noon which will have a special focus on Mental Health Oct 10th to 17th coinciding with Kerry Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest:

MISSION SUNDAY: World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal so the work of missionaries can continue. This year celebrations will take place over the weekend of the 18th October.

LECTIO Divina on Zoom Thursdays 15th, 22nd, 29th October, it is a six week event. Time: 7.30 – 8.30 p.m. We will begin each week by watching a short video  which corresponds with the upcoming Sunday’s gospel, which is from the gospel of Matthew this liturgical year. If you are not familiar with Lectio Divina you could watch the following 6-minute YouTube video which explain –

To participate, please email:   [email protected]


HAPPY retirement to Kay Fitzgerald of Garvey’s Listowel, who has retired after 32 years.

VIRTUAL School tour of Colaiste na Riochta, Listowel on Tuesday 13th at 7pm.

WOMEN’S Enterprise Day Oct. 14th

WRITERS: Listowel Writers’ Week is delighted to bring you a recording with Rónán Hession and Rick O’Shea, as part of our Listowel Writers’ Salon 2020 events.

MENTAL HEALTH IRELAND:  The Mental Health Ireland Art & Photography Competition is now open for entries to all Secondary School, Special Education and Youthreach students!   The deadline for entries is 5pm on November 12.2020.

(The spiritual aspect of mental health and contentment is ignored and leading to countless tragic incidents.)

FUNDRAISING for Pieta House, participants include Megan Farrell (Glin), Molly Cluney (Athea), Laura Walsh (Glenagragra), Enya McIntyre (Glin), Eamonn Stack Mulvihill (Moyvane), Last year, 421 died from suicide a fundraising event is being organised for Pieta House. The skydive is taking place on the 18th of October and they will be fundraising up until then. You can donate on their go fund me page called “Skydive for Pieta House” or you can contact any involved and donate through sponsorship cards. If anyone wishes to donate they can also contact Molly Cluney on 087 9839942

SAD to hear that Athea Vintage Club had to cancel their vintage day for Oct 11th 2020.

MASS Athea; Thursday morning 10.30am, Friday & Saturday evening at 7.30pm and Sunday morning at 10.30am. You can access the mass via the webcam on the following link


KILMORNA: Historian Maurice O’Keefe, recently got access to the Guest Book of Kilmorna House from 1888 to 1899. Many people living in the vicinity of the house got employment there and I am sure noticed, the many distinguish visitors and served them meals.

Irish Examiner 1841-current, Wednesday, December 01, 1915; Page: 2


(About Four Miles from Listowel, and fifteen minutes walk  from Kilmorna Station, . G.S, and W. Railway|,

Important Dispersal Sale of the Old Established Herd of Kerry Cattle

D. M. RATTRAY HAS been favoured with instructions from D. J. Janasz, Esq.,

to Sell by Auction, at the Home farm, Kilmorna on Tuesday 7th December 1915, the Entire Herd of 65 Pedigree Kerry Cattle comprising: Dairy Cows, Two-year and Yearling Heifers; also this year’s Calves, and 10 young Bulls. The Kilmorna Herd was the first Pedigree Kerry Herd established in the county, and has been a constant prize-winning herd during the past 30 ? years.

With permission from D. J. Janasz, Esq., D. M. Rattray will also offer (after the Sale of the Kerries) 15 Pedigree Dexter Cows and Heifers from his noted Gorlnaskchy Herd.

After the sale of the Pedigree Cattle the following lots of Cattle and Sheep will be offered for sale: — 22 Black cross-bred Bullocks, 2 years old: 18 black cross-bred Heifers, 2 years old; 47 black Polled Bullocks, 3 years old; 60 heavy White Wethers, 85 B.F. Mountain Wethers, 9 Rams. The cattle are in very good condition, and the sheep fit for the butcher. Catalogues from the Land Steward, Kilmorna, Listowel, or D. M. Rattray, Gortnaskehy, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry, who will also execute commissions. Sale will commence at 10 O’clock. Conditions at sale




PAPERS: Kerry Reporter 1924-1935, Saturday, July 23, 1932; Page: 11


Mr Jack Murphy, of Kilmorna, is back on a short visit to his home at Kilmorna Lodge. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Murphy, of the Kilmorna estate, which is supposed to be the most charming  spot in North Kerry.

He gave a grand dance to quiet a large gathering of friends. Over 100 people were entertained. Dancing went on until late into the morning Supper was served in the open, under ideal summer limelight and artistic surroundings. Refreshments were served to the guests from a bar attached.

Miss Murphy, of Templeglantine, and Mr. Madagan, of Trien, gave a grand display of step-dancing. Tom Kelly of Athea, with his charming voice, held the audience in delight with “My Snowy-breasted Pearl” and the “Rose of Tralee”. Music was supplied by Billy Doyle (mandoline). Tim McMahon (violin), and Mick Taylor (flute). The entire crowd showed the grand spirit of real old Irish  merriment, and I am sure Jack will take back to Chicago memories of that jolly night amongst the boys and girls.

Jack Murphy was one of the old Volunteers, who took over the barracks at Listowel when the British evacuated. Amongst the friends who attended were Mr. T. J. Clarke, solr., Ballybunion: J. Costelloe. Eileen and Kitty Costelloe, Ballybunion; Miss N. Casey, Knockanure and Mrs Finucane and daughter, do., returned exiles.



Irish Independent 1905-current, Saturday, May 14, 1938; Page: 9


John Buckley, Duagh. Kilmoma. Thomas Power, Duagh. Maurice Fitzgerald, Kilmorna, and Patrick O’SuIlivan, Kilmorna, writing on behalf of the anglers of the Kilmorna and Duagh areas, state:—

We have read with surprise a letter in the Limerick Leader” of April 20 and another in the Irish Independent of 7th inst., in which it has been reported that the most destructive form of poaching has been carried on in this river this season.

No doubt some years ago, particularly during the Anglo-Irish trouble and civil strife, the most destructive form of poaching was carried on, including poisoning by spurge and lime and dynamiting, as well as netting in prohibited waters during the open season. At that time during the annual close season there was wholesale destruction of spawning fish in the upper reaches of the river and its tributaries. These destructive forms of poaching are now almost unknown.

Last, year we heard of only one case of dynamiting near Islandanny in the open season, and we did not hear of illegal netting in this area, while spurge, lime, or other poisonous matters were certainly not used, and during the close season it is clear that very little poaching was carried on, as since the angling season opened this year we have seen dozens of slats in the different parts making their descent to the open seas.


There has not been even a single case of dynamiting or poisoning in this river up to date, and we have not heard of any netting either. Since the end of March the river has been at the lowest on record, and some poachers, taking advantage of this, are said to have gaffed or snatched a small amount of salmon from the shallows, but this was natural to expect. All the anglers here are well pleased with their catches this year, and even in the low waters dozens of salmon have been attracted by small flies, the worms, or prawns, and landed, to our delight. This river has attracted more anglers this year than ever before.

This river is truly becoming the ” Anglers’ Paradise.” All the large pools from Listowel to Kilmorna at present hold large numbers of salmon.

Some extraordinary hauls of salmon have been taken this season in draft nets in the tidal portions of this river. 95 salmon being taken in a net in one day, while one crew has taken about 450 ? to date Other crews are not so lucky.


Jokes – Some of these you’ve surely heard before — when you were a kid! — while others are new to the cultural coffers, and quite funny. Share them far and wide, and encourage your kids to then come up with jokes of their own!

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