knockanuare notes-September 25th 2022

BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE at the Listowel Arms Hotel on Monday 26th September & Tuesday 27th September from 4.45 to 8.00. Book on 1800 222 111. Blood is needed as the demand from the hospitals is quite high currently, 1 in 4 of us will need a blood transfusion in our lifetime and 1 blood donation can save 3 lives.

ADORATION Retreat takes place at Our Lady’s & St Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Upper Rock St Tralee on Saturday 22nd October 2022.

COASTAL ROSARY on Sunday October 9th, the annual Coastal Rosary will take place at 2.30pm. Sign up a Rosary location at www. or text 087 278 6552.

MISSIONARY: St. Patrick’s Missionary Society.  Fr. Thomas O’Connor, an appeal for St. Patrick’s Missionary Society and its Mission at Masses 24th/25th Sept.’22.

DEATH of Eddie Walsh, Leitrim Hill, Moyvane, on September 16th, 2022, in the care of Lystoll Lodge Nursing Home. Eddie will be sadly missed by his sister Bernie, nephews, nieces, and extended family.

Requiem Mass for Eddie being celebrated at Moyvane Church on Monday 19th September, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Noreen Lynch, Anne Nolan, Sr. Columba O’Carroll, Tom Dillon, Con McMahon, Marie O’Connor, Joan Phelan, Bridger Anne Joyce, Mike Lynch, Mike Parkes, Jerry Enright, Kathleen Stack, Nuala Flaherty, Tom Flavin, Matty Quinn, Sheila Carmody,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.24th Sept.’22- Moyvane               for Gerard & Joan McEnery (Aniv.) Tubertoreen at 7.30pm; Sun.25th Sept.’22 Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Michael Scanlon RIP, Recently Deceased         at 11.00am; Mon.26th Sept.’22, No Mass in Church; Tues.27th Sept.’22 Moyvane a Private Intention             at 10.00am; Weds.28th Sept.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.29th Sept.’22 Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.30th Sept.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.1st Oct.’22 Moyvane for Eddie Mulvihill RIP, Recently Deceased, Wexford and formerly Leitrim East at 7.30pm, and mass on Sun.2nd Oct.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for Anne Nolan (2nd Aniv.) Carrueragh at 11.00am.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; Lotto Results from Tuesday September 20th. Jackpot was €5,800. Numbers Drawn: 1, 11, 30, and 31. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. S Fitzgerald, c/o Tom, Kilmeaney; 2. Patsy Lane, Beenanaspug; 3. Maureen Connolly, “Grandkids” USA; 4. Eileen Enright, Lissaniska, and 5. Tara and Joe, Knocknasna. Next draw will be on Tuesday September 27th in the clubhouse and Jackpot will be €5,900. All are welcome.

DANCING with Timmy Woulfe, on Monday 26th of Sept at 8pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane, newcomers especially catered for.

PARISH: Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.  The Pastoral Council met on Wednesday evening where its constitution was considered and approved. This is a guiding document to enable the Council to be more self-directing in accord with diocesan norms. It should enable the parish to assume more responsibility for Church-related matters. Some discussion on the mode of collection followed and it was agreed for now to continue to have baskets in prominent places inside the church doors. Please do not see non-passing of baskets as an indication that we do not need contributions. We do. We remain however jittery in the face of the Covid situation at the onset of winter. Consideration of energy use followed. It was proposed that we reduce the number of Masses from 3 to 2; Knockanure 7:30 (Sat) and Moyvane 10:30 (Sunday). Because some such arrangement is likely to come from the diocese soon, we did not come to any conclusion. It was also suggested that we heat sections of the churches (Moyvane especially) for weekend Masses. This was considered but it was agreed that this might not be appreciated though it may be a more responsible way ahead. It was however proposed at the Tuesday and Thursday Mass in Moyvane that heating would be confined to the front of the altar area.

GREAT weather for the races in Listowel, entertainment both night and day for a full week, after lockdown, people wanted freedom to meet their friends and have fun. One downside was the number of people who were beyond enjoyment from overindulgence. A small group of volunteers, could provide a great service to those who fall by the wayside.

JOBS- Farm Relief is to hire over 300 additional workers to meet a growing demand for farm labour in the next 12 months.

US Life Sciences firm Ortec Inc in NCW is to employ 100 people.

ANALOG Devices International (ADI)  hosted a Careers Fair at its European headquarters in Raheen, Limerick on 22nd of Sept.

GLÓRACH.  The month ends with a traditional music gig, on Friday, September 30th, featuring Andy Martyn, John Carty, Gino Lupari and Matt Griffin, book at or by calling 0871383940.

DRAMA:  Glórach have drama classes for children and teenagers taking place on Saturdays over the Autumn and Winter starting on Saturday, September 24 and run for ten weeks.  To register email [email protected] or text 086 1944852.

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

DEAF: International Week of Deaf People 2022 ran from 19 to 25 September 2022.

GRASS: Next cutting of the cemetery in Duagh is provisionally scheduled for Thurs 29th September.

MUSIC: Frank Maher Classical Music Awards. The closing date for entries is Friday, October 7. The competition night is, October 28 with Marty Whelan as master of ceremonies.  Application form at

SCOR Sinsír will go straight to the county final, No district finals for Scór Sinsír only. The Munster Final of Scór Sinsír will take place on Oct 16th, venue to be confirmed.

MUSIC Classes by  Athea C.C.E. Music and singing classes will be held on Thursday nights at the Top of the Town, Athea. 6.30-7.30 Beginners Tin Whistle 7.00-7.30 Intermediate Mixed Instruments 7.30  Singing, all levels. Please message CCE Athea Co. Limerick page if interested in a spot. For further info call 087 7527127.

ÉIGSE MICHAEL HARTNETT takes place in Newcastle West, October 6-9. For full details go

ABBA show Performing in the Tintean, Ballybunion on Saturday 15th October 2022, tickets at

FOOD Fair, September 30 – October 2 in Dingle.

CLASSES IN THE TECH:  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.

FOOD Fair Listowel, October 28 –

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS; Big Maggie is celebrating 50 years in the music business on Friday, October 14 at the Devon Inn with music by Michael Collins.  Dancing 9.30 – 12pm.

GARY MCMAHON SINGING W/E: The Gary McMahon Singing Weekend will take place in Abbeyfeale from Friday, October 14 – 16.

ST JOHN’S: How To Get The Menopause & Enjoy It, Thursday September 29th @ 8pm; Folk Saloon with Steve Wall, Thursday October 6th @ 8pm, details from [email protected] or ring 068 22566.

TONY O REILLY, the postman who stole €1.75 million from An Post which, he used to fund a gambling addiction. Tony will be sharing his experience of how his gambling addiction affected his life. Listowel Family Resource Centre 11th of October at 7pm. Tickets €10 each and must be purchased directly from Listowel FRC. Call (068) 23584 for further details.

MAGAZINE articles for Ballydonoghue;  e-mail to [email protected] or post to Lisselton Post Office.

HOMECOMING Kerry’ is a countywide initiative to bring home Diaspora from October 1st to 31st.  October. A list of events and activities can be found on–


PRO-Life Rally Assembling at 2.30pm, Saturday 1st October at the Square Tralee. Further information phone 0876590551. Organized by Kerry life and Family.

TG4 on 28/09 at 21:30.   Broadcaster Máirtín Tom Sheáinín embarks on a trip around Ireland to ascertain if faith healing is still practised around the country. He discovers the many reasons the gift of healing can be bestowed on one – from being a seventh son of a seventh son to someone who’s father died before they were born. Máirtín encounters those who are sceptical of the practice and those faith healers who are still practising today.

LEGION: The Annual Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 25th September 2022 Ceremonies were at the Basilica.

FEAST of St. Finbarr of Gugán Barra is on Sunday 25th September. He founded his monastery in Cork, which became a centre of learning for Munster. Feast of Ss. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, Archangels is celebrated on Thursday 29th September. St. Michael is the patron of Ballylongford church, built by Fr. Michael O Sullivan between 1871 and 1874.


BEYOND LIMITS:   An event for children with disabilities and their families taking place at The Sports Arena, University of Limerick, on October 15.

HEALTH: Iodine deficiency in pregnancy can have lasting implications for a child’s cognitive development, according to news reports.

AUTISM Online Conference 2022 – Autism: Beyond. Sun., Oct. 23rd. Suitable for autistic people, parents, families, teachers, other professionals, anyone with an interest in autism. See


GAMES: Team Ireland at the recent European Transplant and Dialysis Games held in Oxford; Fourteen Irish athletes from Dublin, Kildare, Cork, Tipperary, Galway, Limerick, Clare and Roscommon participated, winning 34 medals (10 Gold, 11 Silver and 13 Bronze) and Ireland came sixth in the overall Medals Table.

CANCER: childhood cancer” 6 children every week are diagnosed with cancer.

RECOVERY HAVEN KERRY will host an online children’s workshop -celebrating all children, Thursday the 29th of September at 6:30-7:15pm. This is a creative and confidence boosting workshop for any child impacted by cancer. Please ring 066 7192122 for further information.

TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency, are currently recruiting new foster carers, find out more about becoming a foster carer please call 066-7184513.

ARDFERT fashion designer Colin Horgan launched his Spring/Summer 2023 collection at the Official Digital London Fashion Week.

MENTAL HEALTH WEEK:  On Tuesday, October 11 David Coleman will give a talk in the Longcourt Hotel, NCW at 7pm. Everyone welcome.

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT W/E:  Friday 4th – Sunday 6th November 2022.

Venue: The International Hotel, Cork Airport.  For more info / book, visit

MUSIC: The Vatican will hold a contest to choose the original musical composition for the official hymn of the Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year.

PRO-LIFE: abortion testimonies at

GREYHOUNDS: Deputy Cairns is proposing that State funding for greyhounds should end by 2025.

They received €19.2 million from the Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund. “It is also notable that the body’s legal costs and settlements increased to €373,667 in 2021.”

BOOK: 1945: The Dawn Came Up Like Thunder, By Tom Pocock. Witness 1945 through a war correspondent’s eyes in this unforgettable account of war-torn cities, concentration camps, and V-E Day in London.

ORDEAL: The Fight of My Life, book which chronicles the 350- day ordeal of Seamus Sherlock when faced with eviction from his West Limerick farm in farm in Feohanagh in 2012.

Seamus Sherlock – The Fight of My Life is now available online via The Book Depository:

CABLE Station; Representatives from Newfoundland and Labrador paid an official visit to Kerry, and to the Valentia Cable Station, recently. They are to work with Kerry Council, seeking UNESCO Heritage Status for the Cable Stations of Valentia and Heart’s Content, in Newfoundland.

ITALIANS vote in national elections on Sunday after Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s unity government was brought down by party infighting in July.

POPE: Visitors to the Vatican in October will be able to see the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica illuminated with a video display telling the story of the Church’s first pope.

SCHOOL: An education study considers whether it’s better to group students based on ability (e.g., all gifted students in one class) or to employ “a cross-sectional grouping strategy where equal groups are formed, composed of individuals of varied aptitudes.” The researchers were led by University of Rochester neurology professor Chad Heatwole.  “We showed that, mathematically speaking, grouping individuals with similar skill levels maximizes the total learning of all individuals collectively,” Heatwole said. “If one puts like-skilled students together, instructors can teach at a level that is not too advanced or trivial for the students and optimize the overall learning of all students collectively regardless of the group.”

ALPHA a free 11-week course exploring the basics of the Christian faith, begins on Thursday 6th October at 7.30 pm in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney. To join Alpha,  please  contact Abbeydorney Parish Office at 066 4018996 or 0872214512 or

DINGLE: LÁ OSCAILTE Á REÁCHTÁIL – COLÁISTE ÍDE: An Open Day on 8th October.  Any possible students are welcome to visit.  Recreational activities are also available to all students. Further information on or contact us on 0669151211 or  [email protected]

NEWS: The Tablet, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Vatican News reported.

WALK: Season of Creation – ‘A Walk in the Park’ – Our Lady and St Brendan’s Parish, Tralee invite you to join Dan Nolan of Liscahane Garden Centre on Friday 30 September 10.30 – 11.30 am for a walk in Tralee Town Park. Meet at the Park Gates (across from the Brandon Hotel) at 10.15 am for coffee. All welcome.



QUEEN: David Lyle Jeffrey, now a distinguished senior fellow at Baylor’s Institute for Studies in Religion, noted that he has never considered himself a “royalist,” but the queen’s death is certainly a time to explore the “essence of her admirable Christian character and gracious reign.” The former Baylor provost and literature professor entitled the poem “Regina Exemplaris (Queen of Patterns).” Here is how it ends:


… She who longest wore the heavy crown

Knew but to kneel before the unseen throne

And plead her people’s cause as for her own,

And there to praise the Lord of All, bowed down,

More conscious of his glory than her high acclaim,

Exemplar thus in worship, in praise more worthy of the Name.

SAINT Pio of Pietrelcina, popularly known as Padre Pio, grew up in southern Italy. At the age of 15, he joined the Capuchins and was ordained in 1910. Feast was on the 23rd September.


DEATH: 1974-03-02 Irish People- page2

Cumann na mBan Death The death of Miss Nora Buckley, late of Patrick Street, has removed from Listowel one of the town’s most popular citizens. Nora was a member of an old and highly respected family which could lay claim to a rich national tradition. Her recent retirement from a business which she had shared with her sister, Tessie, who survives her, had surely been enlivened by memories of the grim and colourful experiences which she had shared with so many other Irish girls during the war of independence when she played an active role as a member of Cumann na mBan, attached to the North Kerry Brigade. The funeral following Requiem Mass celebrated in St. Mary’s Parish Church was a splendid tribute to her memory. She is survived by her sister, Tessie Buckley, Mrs. Conlen, Boston, Rev. Laurence Buckley, USA, Rev. Lawrence Goulding, do., Corns Buckley, U.S.A., John Buckley, American Air Force, and Mrs. Lena Buckley, Listowel (sister-in-law), etc.



REPUBLICANS: 1985-06-15 Irish People- page8-9 Election

COUNTY KERRY KILLARNEY UDC RICHARD BEHAL is married with four children, and is a lifelong member of the Republican Movement. He was imprisoned for his republican activities in the 1960s and escaped from Limerick Jail. Since then he has held many positions within Sinn Fein, even while imprisoned again in the 1970s. He polled extremely well as Sinn Fein’s EEC candidate in Munster last year.

TRALEE SEAN O’CALLAGHAN is a 30-year- old native of Tralee who joined the Republican Movement in 1970. He is currently Sinn Fein’s organiser in the South Munster area, chairperson of the Mid-Kerry comhairle ceantair and is a member of the Ardchomhairle.

MID-KERRY MATT LEEN is a 38-year-old married man with two children. He served a seven-year sentence in Portlaoise Jail for his republican activities and since his release he has played an active role in local community politics. Matt is chairperson of the Bally- macelligott Sinn Fein cumann and is a member of the GAA.

KILLORGLIN DERRICK McKENNA, is a married man who works as an architectural technician. A well-known republican over many years, he was imprisoned in Mountjoy Jail and interned in the Curragh in 1957 for his political beliefs. He is secretary of the Cahirciveen Sea Anglers Club. DAVE O’SHEA (36) is married with three children and lives in Killorglin where he works as a counter man with Buriington industries. A keen sportsman and a member of his local community council, Dave is secretary of the Bobby Sands Sinn Fein cumann in Killorglin and vice- chairperson of the South Kerry comhairle ceantair.


JERRY WALSH (34), is a farmer from Moyvane. He is an outgoing member of Kerry County Council, to which he was co-opted 14 months ago. A former trade union shop steward in the Tarbert power station, he is active on community and development associations in the North Kerry area. Besides politics, Jerry is an active sportsman.

LISTOWEL UDC HUGH McSHANE (41) is married with five children and lives in Drogheda. He has been employed as a mechanic in CIE in Drogheda for the past 18 years and is a trade union shop steward. A GAA enthusiast, Hugh was active in H-Block hunger- strike campaigns and later joined Sinn Fein in Drogheda where he is chairperson of his local cumann.

DONAL KELLIHER is an electrician, married with three children and living in Listowel. An active trade unionist, he is deeply involved in the social and sporting activities of his community. Donal joined the Republican Movement as a youth and has developed an appreciation of all aspects of Irish culture.



PET Care industry generates E21.8 bn.

UK ornamentals were worth £1.4 billion in 2020, a decrease of 1.2% compared to 2019; the market for cut flowers and ornamental plants was worth £1.3 billion in 2018, according to government statistics. Around 90% of these flowers are imported.


CARBON: The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) estimates that 35% of the lifecycle carbon from a typical office development is emitted before the building is even opened. The figure for residential premises is 51%.

Note the amount of carbon created in the construction the local green ways. No effort is being made to harvest wild and abandoned fruit, now going to waste. If there is no tax benefit to government or profit for commercial establishments, ideas are hidden under a bushel.

PLOUGHING: Each day the livestream will focus on different themes as part of Agriland’s Ploughing coverage which will be streamed on the Agriland website, Facebook and YouTube channel.



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Listowel 22 September 2022 Entertainment



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Listowel Harvest Festival 2022.mp4



SIAMSA on Sunday  25th Sept. Opera, “The First Child”;Tenor Dean Power, a native of Clarecastle, Co. Clare spent the last ten years working in the ensemble at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. He describes what it is like to move back home.

“Performing in Ireland, especially in theatres around the country, is the best! Opera doesn’t have to only be available in one ‘grand’ form. Opera should be like water, able to fit into any environment and be performed under any circumstances. The First Child is an incredible opera. It is stacked with melodies. Its subject, although disturbing and heart-breaking, is completely relatable, funny, moving and gripping. To me it’s just wow!



‘There are many women’s armies,

But none do work so grand

As they plough and sow and reap

And mow – our Women on the Land.’

From the Women’s Land Army Handbook containing the Land Army Song. Catalogue ref: MAF 59/2



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Wrenboys Culture Night 23 September 2022


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Culture Night 2022 St Johns Listowel.


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