Knockanuare notes-October 23rd 2022

TABLETOP SALE:  Tables supplied for a tabletop sale in Knockanure Community Centre  on Sunday,  October 23.   For further information contact, Rosemarie on 087 3848680 or Mary on 087-6328104.

LOCAL Events; Moyvane Youth Club will be holding a Church gate collection in Moyvane & Knockanure on the 29th & 30th Oct.  These funds are vital for the running of this Club.  Any donation would be greatly appreciated.

Chiropodist will attend the Marian Hall Fri. 28th Oct. @10am.  Please contact Noreen on 068-49238 for appointment.

Have your say on the future of the North Kerry/West Limerick region, ‘T’he ‘North Kerry/West Limerick: Smart Villages, Stronger Communities’ project meeting Listowel Arms Hotel Tues. 25th Oct. 7-8.30pm,

Nov. 1st All Saints Day is a holiday of Obligation, Vigil Mass Mon. Oct. 31st 7.30pm Moyvane, Tues. Nov 1st 9.30am Knockanure, 11.00am Moyvane.

November Dead Remembrance envelopes are available at the back of the Church.  Those listed will be Remembered at All Masses during Nov.

Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results, Tuesday October 18th, Jackpot was €6,200. Numbers Drawn: 3, 9, 22, and 29. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Aoife, Chloe and Shauna c/o Con Lynch;2. Philomena Molyneaux, Knockanure; 3. Patsy Lane, Beenanaspug; 4. Noel O Shea, Newcastlewest, and 5. Mary O Sullivan, c/o Kevins. Next draw on next Tuesday 25th in the clubhouse and Jackpot will be €6,300, All are welcome!

MISSION Sunday Collection weekend Oct. 22nd& 23rd is the Holy Father’s annual appeal to support Missionaries. Your generosity means that Missionaries can continue to share the love of God with some of the world’s most marginalised and vulnerable people.  All donations go to the University Solidarity Fund to meet the material needs of Catholic communities too young or too small to support themselves.  Donations help to support such groups. Please support this key activity of the Catholic Church in the 2nd Collection.

DEATH of Sr. Mary Kirby CP, (Sisters of the Cross and Passion, Marino, Dublin, and Derrindaffe, Duagh, Co. Kerry) in her 96th year, on October 13th 2022. Deeply regretted by her sister-in-law Philomena, nephews, nieces, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives and her Cross an Passion Community in Ireland and the UK. Predeceased by her sisters Eileen, Joan and Frances, brothers Michael and William. Requiem Mass at the Church of St Vincent de Paul, Marino on Saturday, October 15th 2022, at 11.30 am followed by Burial in Dardistown Cemetery.

DEATH of Dan  Keane, Woodview, Listowel and late of Lacca East, Kilmorna on October 13th, 2022. Survived by his wife Maureen, daughters Esther, Carmel, Anne Maria, Patricia and Emer, sons-in-law, grandchildren, brothers, and sisters.

DEATH of Eileen O’Connor (née Aherne) of Carrickerry West, on 19th October 2022. Wife of the late Sean. Survived by her son Patrick, daughters Mary (Hennessy) and Sharon (Quinn), sons-in-law Dan and Mike, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Sean Dillon, Eddie and Mary Costelloe, Denis Leen, Jimmy Mulvihill, Elizabeth O’Dowd, Maurice Collins, Patrick Healy, David Stack, Tom Normoyle, Martin Scanlon, James Moody, Sr. Jarlath Kerrisk, Joe McKenna, Breda Dore, Marie Buckley, Sean McMahon, Jamie McCoy, Johnny Kennelly.

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.22nd Oct.’22 Moyvane for Nora O’Donoghue nee Leahy & Leah O’Donoghue (Aniv.) Moyvane & Perth at 7.30pm; Sun.23rd Oct.’22 Knockanure for Michael Fitzmaurice (1st Aniv.) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Deceased members of McEvoy & Foley Families at 11.00am; Mon.24th Oct.’22, No Mass in Church; Tues.25th Oct.’22 Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Weds.26th Oct.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.27th Oct.’22 Moyvane for Jim Moody (Aniv.) at 10.00am; Fri.28th Oct.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.29th Oct.’22 Moyvane for Michael Dore & daughter Breda Dore (Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.30th Oct.’22 Knockanure for John Gerard McMahon (Aniv.) Carraughera at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Paddy & Maureen Fitzmaurice (Aniv.) Gortdromasilihy at 11.00am.

JUBILEE: Four Sisters of Mercy, originally from Ballyduff, celebrated Jubilees in Auburn, California on September 17th, 2022. Sisters were celebrating 240 combined years of profession.  They are –  Sr. Maureen Costelloe & Sr. Grace O’Flaherty each celebrating 70 years, Sr. Sheila Browne & Sr. Clare Marie Dalton each celebrating 50 years.

ADORATION: : Currently Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Friday in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel Abbeyfeale from after the 10.00am Mass until 7.00pm. The Parish Adoration Committee are now establishing a second day of Adoration in the parish beginning on All Souls Day Wednesday, November 2.

Invitation to Medjugorje Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, Milltown on Sun. Oct. 30th @11:15a.m.  All welcome

REMBERANCE MASS: for deceased members of Kerry Ingredients Listowel will be held in St. Michael’s church Lixnaw on Wednesday, November 16th at 7.30 p.m.

LONG Wait; Best wishes to the 68,408 candidates who sat for the Junior Cycle exam last June, results, published on Wednesday, November 23.

WEATHER Forecast, should not be sponsored by commercial firms, as there is always the temptation to skew the forecast to drive extra customers to sponsors.

FOOD Fair Listowel, October 28 –

IN THE TECH Abbeyfeale:  The College of Further Education and Training, Abbeyfeale Campus is now accepting applications for a wide range of part-time courses commencing in September. These include Cookery, Art & Craft, Wood Turning, Upholstery, Furniture Restoration, Childcare, Local History, Genealogy and much more. For further details, and to apply, check out our website or call us on 06831198.

WRITERS GROUP: has started classes in St Ita’s Hall on Fridays from 11am to 1pm.Contact Madeline 087/9707989.

PRESENTATION:  West Limerick Mental Health Association are sponsoring a Public Presentation by Psychologist Dr. David Coleman on Maintaining Communication with children and teenagers, at the Ballroom of the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Tuesday, October 25, open from 7.30pm. All are welcome.

PRAYER MEETING:  The Desmond Complex prayer meeting with Janice Carrig takes place on the last Sunday of the month October 30th,  from 3pm.  All welcome.

HOTIZONS on Nov 6th; A Cahersiveen woman who founded the Texas based order: Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate is central to the story Sr. Ann Finnerty tells on Horizons at 9 Sunday morning. Margaret Mary Healy Murphy 1833-1907.

AGM of St Patrick’s Hall, Listowel will take place on Monday, 24th Oct. at 6pm. in the Hall. All are welcome.

FESTIVAL:  Moyvane Village Festival October 28 -31 Cliona Hagan is the headline act for this year’s Moyvane Village Festival. She will take to the stage on the Saturday night October 29th in the Community Sports Hall. For ticket enquiries, please email [email protected]. Friday, October 28 a Variety Concert including the one act play; Sunday, October 30, Vintage Show at 12 noon. Dog Show 1.00pm; Monday, October 31 is hunt day. See facebook for more.

BIG PINK BREAKFAST which supports the Irish Cancer Society. It will be held in the Hall, Athea on Sunday, October 30th from 10-1pm. Tickets from 087-3869803.

CPR and the use of Defibrillators training will take place in the hall Athea on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November from 10-3pm.

FAIR in Athea on Saturday, November 5th.

SEANCHAÍ RAMBLERS Oct 27th at 8.30pm, featuring Daisy Kearney, who will be joined by The Seanchaí Ramblers led by Johnny McElligott and featuring musicians from Kerry, West Limerick and Cork.

MUSIC: Siamsa Tíre presents Cultúr, Fri 28th Oct. at 8pm.  Join the National Folk Theatre Choir and friends for a night of music, song, and dance. Call 066-7123055

ST JOHN’S Listowel; Classical- West Ocean String Quartet on 27th at 8pm; Free event, Folk Saloon – with Megan O’Neill on 26th, details from 068 22566.

CINEMA NIGHT for children in Duagh Sports Complex on Saturday 29th October. Doors open at 6.30pm, film starts @ 7.00pm. Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes.

FR. PAT MCCARTHY CD The Exile’s Return, the road to Glory CD on sale locally.

TRADITIONAL MUSIC FOR ADVENT ; Interested in learning new music for Advent and Christmas?  There will be a workshop for all musicians and singers on Thursday, November 10th, 2022 in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney at 7:30pm.  The focus for the evening will be; ‘Music by Irish composers for the seasons of Advent and Christmas.’ Choir directors, choir members, organists, accompanists and musicians are all welcome (musicians welcome to bring musical instruments on the night).  The cost for the workshop is €15 per person, music will be provided.  For more information contact Tomás Kenny at [email protected] or call 086 3683778.

NEW MOON on 25th of October. Clocks go back one hour on Sunday 30th.

BRIDGE:  Abbeyfeale Bridge Club meet at St. Ita’s Day Care Centre every Thursday from 7.30pm.  New members welcome.

RIDGE FOR BEGINNERS: If you would like to learn how to play bridge, please text your Name and Number to 087 4631469.

BUS 595 – Tarbert – Glin – Athea – Carrigkerry – Ardagh – Newcastle West – Ballingarry – Croom – Monday to Sunday Weekly, details from 069 223 11. [email protected]

MARKET: Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival Christmas Market on Saturday, December 3rd at Tomáisín’s Function Room, Lisselton. Reserving a space for the Market, please call or text 086 845 1263.

FREE musical, dance and poetry performance at the Desmond Castle in Newcastle West  each Sunday evening at 6pm during the month of October.  On Sunday, October 23, a Concertina Recital by Padraig Mac Aodhgáin accompanied by Conor O’Sullivan on guitar. For more information phone 069-77408

BODHRAN Competition, Will take place on October 29th at 6p.m. in the Top of the Town, Athea.

SOCIAL: Comfort for Chemo Hope Social will be held on November 12 in Tralee Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Contact 087 175 7885 or email [email protected]

PLAY: Abha Bhán Players, production of The Buds of Ballybunion on November 18, 19, 25  and 26 in Ballyhahill Parish Hall at 7.30 pm.

FRAMED Certificates were presented by Kerry Hospice Foundation at The Meadowlands Hotel to twenty people recently on ‘appreciation day’ for their volunteers. Kerry Hospice Foundation has launched their Christmas cards. Work of artists; Linda Browne, Kevin Barry, Kate Shanahan, Mary McSweeney, Judy Cantillon, Teresa Horan, Maureen O’Mahony and Jane Hilliard.

HALF Marathon in Tralee on the 30th Oct.

DANCE: Afternoon Tea Dance will be held on Oct 30th in Ballybunion Community Centre from 3pm-5pm in aid of Multiple Sclerosis.

JOBS: Plans by biopharmaceutical company Eli Lilly to create over 300 new jobs and spend €400m in a major manufacturing facility at Raheen, Limerick.

JOBS: The Shannon Estuary Economic Task Force members under chairperson Barry O’Sullivan will meet local groups at the Ballylongford Parish Hall on Wednesday, October 26, at 3.30pm.

Talking about Landbank zoned for industry idle since the 1960s.

USA over 10 million unfilled jobs and over one million off work due to covid.

WATER: In the meantime, here’s a rundown on some of the junk that may be swimming in your water. And for more hidden toxins that are getting into your food and drink, find out the The Scary Toxins Hiding in Your Cookware and Storage Containers!

BOOK: After The Storm by Damian Lawlor is published by Black & White Publishing. Many people lost their lives after contracting Covid, while others died from separate causes, forcing families to hold private funerals while mourners were not permitted to attend. Noel Walsh from Clare, Fr Tom Scully and the incomparable Éamonn Ryan, who masterminded an incredible 10 All-Ireland titles for the Cork ladies, all passed away during the pandemic. It was a fitting way to conclude an important documentation of a troubling time in world history. “I had to honour three figureheads of our sport that we lost during Covid.

CIVIL WAR: No Middle Path by Owen O’Shea: The Civil War in Kerry is published by Merrion Press and will be available in bookshops. In Kerry, over 170 people were killed in combat, executions or accidents,  less-known is the trauma and psychological damage of the war.

FEAST of Blessed Taidhg McCarthy (1455-1492) is on Tuesday 25th October. When appointed Bishop of Cork and Cloyne he travelled as a pilgrim to Rome to have his appointment confirmed by the Pope. On his return journey he became ill and died at Ivrea in Italy where he is still venerated as the ‘Irish Saint’. Feast of SS. Simon & Jude is on Friday 29th October. Apostles, both martyred in what is now Iran. St. Jude is the patron saint of hospital workers and St. Simon of workers in wood.

OCTOBER is dedicated to the Holy Rosary.


ACCORD TRALEE: offers counselling for couples and individuals to explore, reflect upon and work to resolve difficulties that arise in their relationships. Contact 066 7122280.

WEBINAR:     Br Richard Hendrick – November Webinar On Monday, November 7th at 7.30pm, the Diocese of Kerry will host its annual November webinar. Our guest speaker is Br Richard Hendrick, Franciscan Capuchin. Known to many for his poem, Lockdown, or from his work on Christian mindfulness, Br Richard has chosen the title, Welcoming Sister Death – The Franciscan Way of Dying.

USA Civil War; Dr. Damian Shiels is a historian and archaeologist. He recently undertook a Ph.D. at Northumbria University analysing the correspondence of Irish families in the conflict. A former curator at the National Museum of Ireland, he has lectured and published widely both nationally and internationally on both Irish conflict archaeology and history. He has operated the educational website since 2010, one of Ireland’s longest-running history blogs. Among his books are The Irish in the American Civil War (The History Press, 2013) and The Forgotten Irish: Irish Emigrant Experiences in America (The History Press, 2016).

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BOOK: interviewed this week with Dr. John Bruchalski, a physician who wrote about his journey from performing abortion in medical school to embracing life in his new book, Two Patients: My Conversion from Abortion to Life-Affirming Medicine.

Irish Book Week: 15 – 23 October 2022


THE MARIAN HALL Moyvane;  Since we built the Marian Hall in the late 1990s we have been able run the building FREE OF CHARGE thanks to your support for Moyvane Bingo and the weekly Blotto. The hall belongs to the parish and should be available to all organisations and members of the parish. Up to now we have been able to run the building without charging an hourly rate as most other places do.  We are now in a different place.  We hope to be able to continue to do so into the future but we need your co-operation. Can I appeal to those of you who use the Marian Hall to please use only the lights you need. Please do not hit all the switches, be selective. Since February this year electricity has cost €4,500! Before the pandemic that amount covered the whole year and we still have two bills to go.

HSE South Farm and Rural Stress Helpline at 1800 742 645.

FARMERS: The future of the agriculture sector in Ireland is dependent on delivering a generational change, according to Macra president John Keane.  The Food Vision Dairy Group’s report will include a package to encourage dairy farmers to retire. The report, said to contains 17 recommended actions. Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Pippa Hackett has asked farmers to check all options available to receive support for solar PV installation.

TRACTOR: New Holland to launch a pair of budget-friendly tractors that claimed simplicity as a major asset.

POSTS: Creosote stakes will no longer be available to buy on the market after spring of 2023, says the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

FRUIT, plenty of apples this year, also haws and sloe are ripe now.

O’KEEFFE FESTIVAL: Taking place in  Castleisland over the October Bank Holicay with a showpiece Saturday night Sliabh Luachra 30th Anniversary Concert at the festival on 29th October in Castleisland.

GAA: 103 footballers and hurlers received support in the first nine months of 2022 from the Gaelic Players Association’s counselling services.

WORLD CUP: Ireland qualified for next summer’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with a 1-0 playoff win over Scotland in Glasgow.

THE FIRST Connect Kerry Men of Kerry Awards will be held at a black-tie event on November 18 in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee.

NUMBER 613 holds special significance in the Jewish tradition, representing the number of commandments, in the Torah.

POST: Royal Mail industrial action is taking place on a number of days from now until Christmas, this will have an impact on delivery times to all destinations both within the UK and internationally.

1974-02-16 Irish People.

Irish Government Offers New Pay Terms The new pay terms will work out as follows: — Workers who earn £15 a week will receive a total of £3.70, which is 50p a week more than the terms of the rejected proposal. — Those on £20 a week will receive a total of £3.90 (53p a week more). — Those on £25 a week will receive a total of £4.56 (76p a week more). — Those on £30 a week will receive £5.23 (79p a week more). — Those on £40 a week will receive £6.36 (84p a week more). — Those on £60 a week will receive £8.30 (94p a week more). The increases will come in two instalments: -The increase on £15 a week will be paid firstly by £2.40 and then by £ 1.30 a week. — That on £20 a week would be paid by £2.40 and £1.50 a week. — That on £25 a week would be paid by £2.85 and £1.71 a week. -That on £30 a week by £3.30 and £1.93 a week. -That on £40 a week by £4.00 and £2.36 a week. -That on £60 a week by £5.10 and £3.20 a week.


DANCE on Saturday February 15,1974 THE IRISH AMERICAN CENTER 297 Willis Avenue, Mineola, L.I. New York Music By MARTIN MULVIHILL & HIS BAND DONATION $4.00 Proceeds from the dance will be for the Dependents of The Irish Political Prisoners For further information call: Peggy Grennan : 516-921-5023


Sir – The Russian writer Solzhenitsyn is a man of truly heroic stature. Like John the Baptist, he will speak out the truth, even if it costs him his life. His exposure of the USSR concentration camps has brought on him the full fury of the regime. He is not afraid to die, but he may yet be saved if we all help out. The USSR is not entirely insensitive to world opinion. That opinion should now be heard, loud and clear. Now is the time for politicians and public bodies to speak out, for journalists to write, for students to demonstrate, and for everybody to pray. Time is running out for Alexandri Solzhenitsyn. The Irish Cultural Institute has given a noble lead by launching a “Help Solzhenitsyn!”. Des Rushe has spoken out splendidly in the IRISH INDEPENDENT.


By Jude Atemanke

Nairobi, 16 October, 2022 / 9:50 pm (ACI Africa).


Ahead of the World Food Day (WFD) marked on October 16 annually, the leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), is calling on leaders across the globe, including Africa, to support “small-scale agriculture” in order to address “food injustice”.


In a Friday, October 14 report, CI officials say, “The only way to fight the current severe food crisis is to address the food injustice that stems from a lack of concern for the poorest and the most vulnerable and care for our common home.”


Word on Fire to combat ‘hidden genocide’ of Down Syndrome, people with disabilities

By John L. Allen Jr.



CLIMATE: Glossary of Commonly Used Terms in Climate Change for Agriculture

Climate change: Change in climate driven by an increase in global temperatures driven by emissions of gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide.

Agricultural gaseous emissions:  Refers to greenhouse gas emissions and ammonia emissions from farming

Greenhouse gases (GHG): The three agricultural GHGs are carbon dioxide, (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O).  The main sources of GHG in Agriculture are animals (CH4, 64%) and fertiliser (N2O, 32%)–air-quality/glossary-of-terms-/


An Garda Síochána launched its Garda Centenary Online Photographic Archive 1922 – 2022 as part of its current centenary celebrations on the 13 July 2022.

In 2002, thousands of historical photographs captured by the formerly known Garda Photographic Section were discovered and work begun on their conservation and restoration.

When discovered, the images were on fragile glass plate negatives, mainly 6X4 inch in size having been placed in storage in 1979. It required painstaking work to digitise them and which culminates in today’s launch.

These significant photographs which document important periods both in Irish history and in the evolution of An Garda Síochána through the decades, are available to view online in one place.

This is the first time that the photographs will be available to and viewed by the public.



Image No. AGS-B5-155


DEMENTIA: Kevin Quaid – Chair, Member and Irish representative European Working Group of People with Dementia. Kevin is a native of Limerick and was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia in 2017 aged 53.

Help line, 1800 341 341



Fr Tim Leonard, Columban, visited Athea and got advice from P.P. Fr Fenton.



Limerick Revenue Warehouse was rated A2, six buildings owned or leased by the OPW have the lowest energy rating of G, ————————

The standard used to measure energy efficiency in OPW  buildings is the Display Energy Certificate (DEC) which measures consumption over a 12-month period and not the Building Energy Rating (BER) measure which indicates predicted energy performance.



How much waste does the fashion industry actually produce? An average consumer throws away 70 pounds (31.75 kilograms) of clothing per year. Globally we produce 13 million tons of textile waste each year 95% of which could be reused or recycled.


In addition to all this, the fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. It is a major contributor to water pollution, plastic pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions.


TOYS: According to Ecology Center, the plastic manufacturing process releases all sorts of toxic emissions into the atmosphere. Those emissions include nickel, trichloroethane, acetone, styrene, toluene, benzene, ethylbenzene, ethylene oxide, methylene chloride, methyl ethyl, and more.



Listowel Church;

MASS FOR THOSE ON NOVEMBER LISTS ON: ALL SOULS DAY: Masses 10.30 a.m. & 7.00 p.m. & each Saturday morning during the month of November at 10.30 a.m.

SPECIAL MASS FOR THE DECEASED on our November Poster will take place on Friday, Nov. 25th at 7.00 p.m.


Sunday, 13th November: St. Michael’s Cemetery at 2.00 p.m.; St. John Paul 11 Cemetery at 2.30 p.m.; Finuge Cemetery at 3.00 p.m. and Springmount Cemetery, Duagh at 3.45 p.m.

(Lasting just 10 minutes long irrespective of weather conditions.



SAINT John Paull II – Feast Day 22nd October. Karol Wojtyla, taking the name John

Paul II, was pope from 22nd October 1978 until his death on 2nd April 2005. Born in

Wadowice, Poland on 18th May 1920, he studied at the seminary in Krakow, was

ordained a priest in 1946 and then studied in Rome. After parish work and university

chaplaincy he again undertook further studies in philosophy and theology. He was

ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Krakow in 1958, in 1964 archbishop, and in 1967 he

was created a cardinal. He took part in the Second Vatican Council, making a

significant contribution to the drafting of the document Constitution on the Church

in the Modern World. As Bishop of Rome he visited almost all of the Roman

parishes and made apostolic journeys to over 100 countries, including Ireland from

29th September to 1st October 1979. He played a major role in the collapse of

Communism in Eastern Europe in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. He suffered from

Parkinson’s Disease for many years before his death in 2005. He was beatified on 1st

May 2011 and canonized on 27th April 2014, Divine Mercy Sunday. His feast day is

observed on the anniversary of his inauguration as Pope on 2nd October 1978.

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