Knockanuare notes-October 4th 2020


CONGRATULATIONS to U12 girls who won the County League against Ballyduff.

ROSARY on the Coast for Life and Faith on 11th October 2020 at 2.30pm, Ballybunion Beach, Fr. Mockler will lead the prayers at 2.30pm. Rosary in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin, at 3:00 PM.

FEAST: The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary occurs each year on 7 October. There is a tradition of blessing roses on this day

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

PADRE Pio Devotions in Castleisland on Tuesday 6th October at 7.30pm. Witness by: Juliette Culloty, Kilcummin. Theme: “A special story laced with deep faith in St. Pio and unbelievable hope”.

Relic bearing St. Pio’s Heart Bandage will be on the Altar for our Veneration.

broadcast live without a congregation via Streaming at:

DEATH of Kathleen Stack (née Enright), Church Road, Moyvane, and late of the Hill, Moyvane, on September 29th, 2020. Predeceased by her husband Willie and brother Mikey Joe Enright. Survived by her nephew Donal, nieces Ursula, Anna, Kathleen and Margaret, grandnieces, grandnephews, and extended family. Requiem Mass in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, was celebrated on Thursday, with burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

DEATH of Noreen Lynch (née Horgan), Luachra Road, Clieveragh, Listowel, and late of 97 Church Street, Listowel, on September 26th, 2020, Survived by her husband John, daughters Mary and Deirdre, grandchildren Aidan and Ciara, sons-in-law Dermot and Cathal, brother-in-law Tim Lynch, sister-in-law Marie Liston, nephews, and nieces.

DEATH of Anne Nolan (née O’Flaherty), Carrueragh, Kilmorna, on September 26th, 2020. Survived by her husband Robert, son Liam (Speedy), daughter Linda, grandchildren Oliver, Paige and Ellie Mai, brothers Dan, Timmy and Billy, sisters Nora, Helen and Josephine, daughter-in-law Eileen, son-in-law Jamie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Following Requiem Mass in Moyvane Church, on 29th September Anne was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery.

DEATH on 26th September 2020 of Sr. Columba (Kathleen) O’Carroll, Mercy Convent, Military Road, Waterford City. Sr. Columba was born in Ballylongford.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Ann Doyle, Patsy Healy, Bridie Lynch, Sean Dowling, Sr. Catherine Colbert, Joan Mulvihill, Mary Ellen Flaherty, Paudie Shanahan, Joe O’Connor, Tommy Stack, Michael Moloney, Monsignor Michael Leahy, Murt Downes, Mass Moyvane; Sat 3rd at 7.30pm for Mary Ellen Flaherty, Keylod; Sun 4th at 11.00am for Jim Watkins, Killaloe, Ballina & l/o Saggart (Rec Dec) (brother to Kathleen, Phil & Claire); Wed 7th at 7.30pm for Joseph O’Connor, Kilbaha & deceased of the O’Connor & Foley families ; Sat 10th at 7.30pm for Seamus O’ Halloran, Donnybrook & l/o Ranelagh (Rec Dec), and Mass on Sun 11th at 11.00am for Denny McEvoy, Aughrim & deceased of the McEvoy & Foley families. Mass Knockanure; Sunday 4th for Tom Flavin, Trien; Fri 9th at 7.30pm for Paddy & Harriett Pender, Sallynoggin, Dublin (Anni), and mass on Sun 11th at 9.30am for Pat Lynch, Lr Carrueragh, Kilmorna and deceased family members .

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Wednesday’s from 11am. to 3pm. at the Main Altar in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. It will be live streamed.Every Tuesday morning in the Church of the Assumption from 9-10am.

ABBEYFEALE FARMERS’ MARKET: Helga has a selection of locally grown vegetables which are chemical free. Also a new stall holder – Máire Griffen from Beale who has set up a new company called OrganiGo making organic noodles from beetroot, butternut squash and courgettes.

ANNUAL DAY FOR LIFE – SUNDAY OCTOBER 4TH: is the annual ‘Day for Life’. The focus this year is on the sad reality of abortion. We all seek to win over hearts and minds to ‘choose life’. Please take this year’s card to your homes which are available in both Churches. If you wish to view Bishop Ray’s message for this ‘Day for Life’ it can be viewed on

MISSIONARY INITIATIVE FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER: A Zoom conference that shines the light of the Gospel on modern culture in Ireland. Expert input for 25 minutes and also a Q & A for 10 minutes. Each conference begins at 8pm. Open to all. To take part email [email protected] to receive a link for the Zoom call. It will take place on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s during the month of October. Tuesday 6th is Mission & Science with speaker Seán O’ Leary. Thursday 8th Mission & Law with speaker Patrick Treacy. For a full list of all speakers log onto

HORIZONS: Sunday Moyvane native Seán Jones, C.C., St. John’s is on with Mary Fagan.

HOLY COMMUNION FOR HOUSE BOUND: Those who wish to take Holy Communion to the housebound family members can call into the Parish Office for a pyx. Jacqueline will give you the details.

PARISH RADIO LINK: Plans are currently in place to have Masses from both our Churches Moyvane and Knockanure transmitted on the FM wavelength available on all radios.

DRIVE IN BINGO: Glórach Theatre launched their On-Tour Bingo at the Fr. Casey’s car park in Abbeyfeale to continue for the Sundays in October, when gates will be open from 1pm and Game Time is 2.30pm. Glórach are guaranteeing a minimum of €3,050 in prize money each Sunday.

BEREAVED Parents Meeting ; Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents,

is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday 13th October at 7:20pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. *Subject to change in accordance with government advise*.

LOTTERY: This week, Athea Community Council Ltd. has resumed the weekly “Lucky Numbers” lottery. Because of the pandemic we are in a very different situation to when we last did the draw. There are now fewer people in pubs and all the bingo halls are closed. We used to sell a lot of tickets in places like Pallas Foods but now most of them are working from home so we are appealing to anyone who could sell few to family and friends to give us a hand. There is also the option of monthly, half-yearly and yearly tickets as outlined via the link below or contact [email protected]

DONATIONS in aid of Ronald McDonald House to can be given at Collins shop and O’Riordans Pharmacy for those who are unable to attend the recent cake sale but would like to contribute.

Milford Hospice: The annual coffee morning is the main fundraiser for Milford Hospice, however this year due to Covid 19 it cannot take place – local ladies Ann O’Keeffe & Peggy Casey usually organise this – so this year instead donations may be given to Ann or Peggy, O’Riordan Pharmacy or Collins Shop.

PRAYING Bookclub; Thurs Oct 15th Bookclub: Joyce Rupp – The Cup of Our Life An opportunity to explore different prayer and reflect together with others 12 noon – 1.00 pm on Thursdays Oct 15, 22 and 29. Nov 5, 12 and 19. Using Zoom, we will gather online to reflect on Sessions- The cup of my life- A container of God’s presence- The vessel of loving Energy- The boundaries of the cup- The cup as my teacher- Thirsting for filling

For more information or to sign up for the bookclub, email [email protected]

You can also light a candle online. Grow in Love is the primary school faith programme. During this pandemic, the website has been opened up for families, if you would like to say a prayer and light a candle, check out growinlove. The login email, use [email protected] and the password is growinlove. You can light a candle virtually, read the prayers of others and submit your own prayer. .

EVENING CLASSES: New Courses starting in September/October 2020 in the Further Education & Training Centre, Abbeyfeale (The Old Tech) Beginners Art, Painting Level 5, Cookery class, Machine sewing, Furniture Upholstery, Furniture Restoration (Level 5), Beginners Art. If you wish to register for any of the above free classes, please call Mary in the office: 06831198 or log onto, click on ‘our courses, and select the location as ‘Abbeyfeale’. You can also enrol for Autumn courses at Kerry College contact 066 714 9696 or sign up on line at

ST JOHN’S Listowel; MONTH OF OCTOBER- ART EXHIBITION: Still Having the Craic & More……

Dave Morrison to leave his wonderful exhibition, Still Having the Craic in place for October and add a few additional pieces from his previous exhibitions.


MON 5th FILM CLUB – Dark Waters- A 2019 American legal thriller film inspired by the true story of Robert Bilott is directed by Todd Haynes. The film tells the story of a tenacious attorney who uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths to one of the world’s largest chemical corporations. While trying to expose the truth, he finds himself risking his future, his family and his own life. This film stars Mark Gruffalo, Anne Hathaway and Tim Robbins_________________________________

MON 12th CLASSICAL NIGHT: Music Network presents Four Masterful Cellists

With its sonorous tone, swan-like elegance and an expressive range that gives the human voice a run for its money, no other instrument manages to play on our heart strings quite like the cello. Featuring four masterful cellists, William Butt, Rosalie Curlett, Martin Johnson and Ailbhe McDonagh, they will play splendid arrangements of works by Bach, Beethoven and Bartók. Sultry moods in Piazzolla’s Libertango, the soaring beauty of Mozart’s Ave verum corpus, a fiery exchange between two cellos in Barrière’s popular Sonata, as well as Debussy’s uber-romantic Clair de lune and Gershwin’s jazz-infused favourites from Porgy and Bess. More from 068 22566.

CD; The Sea of Tranquillity Vol. 2 cd by Deacon Thady O’Connor: is now available from the Parish Office Shop, Castleisland. Includes much loved favourites as well a poem from, Jimmy Cullinane, from Cordal, the Hillside Scribbler.

BLACK HISTORY; beginning of Black History Month, which highlights the significant but often overlooked contribution of Black people throughout history. This October we will be sharing a number of our records, stories, resources and films that showcase and celebrate Black history within our collection.

Read on to discover the remarkable story of William Cuffey, the important anniversary being marked and our online event and activity highlights.

FAMILY ROSARY CRUSADE – On Saturday October 10th, the Hail Holy Queen Conference will be Live & Exclusive on Radio Maria Ireland, beginning with the Rosary from 12.30pm. Guest speakers include Dana, Marino Restrepo, Fr. Damian Polly, Fr. Ruairi O’ Domhnaill, Fr. Marius O’Reilly and many more.

VOCATION’S Director, email the National Vocations Office on [email protected]

LADIES FOOTBALL: The TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship kicks off on Friday the 30 October. This is the 20th year that TG4 has been broadcasting and sponsoring the Championship. Last year it was the Dublin ladies who took home the Brendan Martin Cup and are hoping to return to Croke Park in December. Friday 30 October, Armagh v Tyrone @ 19:20 & Saturday 31 October, Dublin v Donegal @ 15:00

AUTISM Online Conference 2020 -Autism: Beyond Behaviours. Sunday, October 11th. This online conference offers interventions, skills and strategies to support people on the autism spectrum. Suitable for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Autistics, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism. Visit:

Kerry Mental Health & Wellbeing Fest takes place from Sat. 10th Oct., with over 70 free events. Please see for a list of events.

CANTOR Online Conversation. The diocese will host a zoom conversation with parish cantor’s on Wednesday, October 14th at 7:00pm.This meeting is open to practicing cantors and those who may wish to begin this ministry in your parish, facilitated by Tomás Kenny. Contact Tomás on 086 3683778 or [email protected]


Kerry Evening Post 1813-1917, Wednesday, April 29, 1885; Page: 3

THE KILMORNA KERRIES. When proceeding by train from Tralee to Limerick the Prince and Princess of Wales passed through Kilmorna, the resident of Pierce Mahony, Esq. the owner of a large herd of Kerry cattle, well known by its success in the show yard. By arrangements, the train went slowly through Kilmorna, and Mr Mahony had his entire herd numbering about eighty head, arranged in the field, adjoining the line. Several prize-winners wore red and blue rosettes, which formed a pretty contrast with their shining black skins. His Royal Highness stood looking out of the window until the last of the Kerries was passed and took much interest in having the various animals pointed out to him. A gateway by the side of the line was gaily decorated with Dainish and other flags and a hearty cheer was given by the men in Mr. Mahony’s employment as the Royal Party passed. We are glad that the Prince had an opportunity of seeing a really, good herd of our only native breed. Amongst the other good animals that have come from this herd, may be mentioned the following; Dromore who took first prize at Tralee1879; and second at the Royal Show, Limerick, 1883. Dromore was remarkable for his success as a stock getter, being sire of the following animals; Black Prince, 1st Limerick, 1883; 2nd Cork , 1883; 2nd Dublin, 1884; Kenmare 1st, Cork 1883;; 1st Kilkenny, 1884; 1st Cork, 1884; Sarsfield, 1st Dublin 1884; Trien, 2nd Kilkenny 1884; Saba, 2nd Cork 1884; Sheelah, commended, Kilkenny, 1884;; do Cork 1884; Valentia, 2nd Dublin, 1884; Shan Dhuv, commended, Dublin, 1885.

Since Dromore was sold in 1883, his son Kenmare has been in use in the herd, His successes in in the show yard are already enumerated. Mr Mahony has recetly parted with him, and the bull now in use is Aherlow, out of a cow belonging to Mr Goode, Aherlow, county Cork, which took 1st, Limited, 1883, and 1st, Dublin Dairy Show, 1883. She was an extraordinary milker, as was also her dam, Magpie. Aherlow’s sire was a black Kerry bull, selected for Mr Goode, by that excellent judge, Mr Henry Doran and took second prize at the Cork show in 1881.

Aherlow has never been exhibited; but he is the sire of the first prize bull Feale, in the yearling class at the Spring Show, Dublin 1885. Feale is a bull that promises very well, having a head of a perfect type and being otherwise exceedingly well shaped. We understand Mr Mahony intends keeping him for use in his own herd. His dam, Waterville, who is still in the Kilmorna Herd, is also a celebrated prize taker, having been 2nd Limerick; 1883; 1st Cork, 1883; 2nd Dublin,1884, 1st, Cork, 1884 ; 2nd, Dublin, 1885, Mr Mahony believes thoroughly in the Kerry as a suitable dairy cow for the lighter lands throughout the country. He believes that the milking qualities, which are already good, can be considerably improved by selection. To make it a useful herd for the farmers of the country it will have to be improved as regards size, but judging from the advance already made in Kilmorna in this direction, there will not be much difficulty in doing so. The Welsh have already produced a valuable breed,in many respects closely resembling the Kerry. The Scotch, out of no better materials, have now the Ayrshire, the Polled Angus and the Galloway. The little Channel Islands have no less than two breeds celebrated throughout the world for their butter-making qualities. Ireland has but one native breed, which, although it possesses qualities which, if reasonably developed, would suffice to place it in the first ranks, has hitherto been almost totally neglected. Can our agricultural societies do nothing to improve our only native breed?—Farmer’s Gazette.

Kerry Evening Star 1902-1914, Monday, December 06, 1909; Page: 2


For trapping, snaring or ferreting. Apply to PIERCE WALL, Kilmorna,Listowel.

Kerry News 1894-1941, Monday, September 23, 1912; Page: 4

Funeral from Kilmorna

Our Listowel correspondent writes:

On Friday, the remains of the late Mr G. Gun-Mahony, D.L., Kilmorna, Listowel were removed from Kilmorna House to the railway station and conveyed hence to his burial place, Cheltenham, England, where his late respected mother was laid to-rest. People of all classes from all parts of North Kerry attended to pay their respects to a gentleman who was loved and liked by everyone, who was able to appreciate worth and benevolence . The bier in which the honoured remains were laid was borne to the railway station by the grief-stricken employees of the deceased; and received by the able and courteous station master, Mr. Con McAuliffe, all the respect due to a gentleman who was deservedly the object of universal affection.

It was hoped that Mr. Pierce Gun Mahony, his respected brother, would be present, but this through some reason or another was rendered impossible, as he could not have arrived from Bulgaria in time to attend the removal-of the remains of his respected brother from the old homestead on the banks of the Feale. However, his stepbrothers, Sir Arthur Vickers, Dr. Vickers and Mr. Pierce G. O’Mahony, were present, and amongst those who attended the funeral procession from Kilmorna House to the railway station, though he differed from them in religion, were—The Very Rev. T. J .Canon O’Riordan, P.P.; V.F., Listowel; Rev. J. Beasley, P.P., Duagh; Rev T. Trant, C.C. ., Newtown; Rev. D. F. O’Sullivan, C.C., S.T.L.; do.; as well as The Rev . Canon Patterson, Protestant Rector, Listowel, who was officially in attendance.

Wreaths were sent from the following who were present in the mournful cortege; Mr. Pierce O’Mahony (brother), Madam Yanick (sister), Sir Arthur Vickers and Dr. Vickers (step brothers), Mrs. G. McElligott and Mrs. W. McElligott, Mrs. Foran, Mrs. Wall, Mrs. Sweetnam, the Gardner and the servants, Kilmorna House, etc., etc.


The story of the development of the Great Southern Trail; a Greenway from Rathkeale in West Limerick to the North Kerry border.

Unforgettable memories of meeting three Inspiring Prophets of and for our time

by Margie Buttitta SSL

As we sadly accompany the many continual assaults today on peace, justice, climate change, ecology, and a variety of spiritual and social issues, I would like to acknowledge and call attention to three internationally-acclaimed prophets of/for our time and recall some memorable experiences of mine in the late 1980s.

The three, speaking in Russian, are living witnesses to one of the single worst acts of brutality of the Holocaust. In the space of 48 hours, 33,771 Jews were shot to death, their bodies dumped into a ravine where an estimated 100,000 people — not only Jews but also Ukrainians, Roma, mentally ill people and others — eventually would be killed by the Nazi regime.

New center sheds light on previously unknown details of Holocaust’s Babyn Yar massacre

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