Knockanuare notes September 27th 2020

2020 September 30 Knockanure



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

FIRST FRIDAY: Usual Mass in Listowel at 10.30 a.m. and evening Mass which is the St. Pio Mass at 7.00 p.m.

OPEN NIGHT at St Michael’s College on youtube Oct 1st starting at 7.15pm.

RACING in Listowel was a rather exclusive affair, only the few allowed on to the Island, older people will remember, that many could not afford to pay the entrance fee and watched the racing from the Market Yard or from a few vantage points. It was good to see the races on TV, the traditional meeting on the Island, nothing could match it.

DEATH of Willie Martin, 36 Marian Place, Glin, and formerly The Mall, September 18th 2020. Predeceased by his wife Ellen (Lena Mai née Mulvihill RIP August 8th 2017). Survived by  his sons Patrick and Liam, daughters Annmarie and Caroline, his sister Mary, brothers-in-law Pakie and John, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren Cara, Chloe, Will, Jack, Holly and Jason, nieces, and nephews.

DEATH has taken place of David Thompson, Leitrim West, Moyvane, and late of Bourne, Lincolnshire, U.K., on September 24th, 2020, at his son Mark’s residence. Survived by his wife Christine, son Mark, grandchildren Ben, Séan and James, brothers Michael and Philip, sister Sandra, daughter-in-law Nicola, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tom Fitzgerald, Mike Lynch, Mossy Culhane, Bridget Stack, Mike Parkes, Jerry Enright, Patsy Byrne, Gerard Relihan, Peg Flaherty, Tom Flavin, Mattie Quinn, Eddie Langford, Jerry O’Regan, Gerard F Horgan, Sheila Carmody, Mary E Carpenter, Mai Mullane, Jim McCarthy, Pat Stanley, Sr. Mary Aquin O’Carroll, Nell Byrnes, Mass Moyvane; Sat 26th at 7.30pm for Special Intention – Sick; Sun 27th  at 11.00am for John Shanahan, The Waterfall, Kilflynn (Rec Dec);

Wed 30th at  7.30pm for  Gerard & Joan McEnery, Tubbertoureen; Fri 2nd  at 7.30pm for  Willie Stack, The Hill; Sat 3rd at 7.30pm for  Mary Ellen Flaherty, Keylod; Sun 4th at 11.00am for Jim Watkins, l/o Saggart, Dublin (Rec Dec) (brother to Kathleen, Phil & Claire).

Mass Knockanure; Sun 27th at 9.30am for Paul McGonigle, Kenmare (1st Anni), and mass on Sun 4th           9.30am for Tom Flavin, Trien.

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, as people could assemble in their cars in the car parks and listen on their car radio and would be able to receive Holy Communion as well.  It is hoped to have the system in place shortly.

FEWER MASSES:  Over the last few weeks we have had fewer public Masses.  As it is unrealistic to expect stewards to be available every evening and also in keeping with the latest HSE guidelines in reducing our contacts, Masses for the month of October will be on the following days:  Saturday Vigil, Sunday morning in Knockanure and Moyvane and Wednesday and Friday evenings.  The remaining days I celebrate Mass alone.

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS: Regrettably the house visitation restrictions for First Friday calls are still in place.  However, if family members wish to attend any of the Masses, we can give them a pyx to take Holy Communion to their loved ones.   It would help us immensely if families are taking up this offer to let Jacqueline know.

KNOCK SHRINE – The annual Legion of Mary National Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine planned for Sunday can be viewed at or on  Commencing with Rosary at 2.30 pm followed by Holy Mass at 3.00 pm.

THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS at Church  of  the  Immaculate  Conception,  Rathass, Tralee on Sunday 27th Sept., at 12.00 Noon. More info [email protected]

MENTAL Health and Wellbeing Fest 2020 is mostly on line, details from

ENROLLING for Autumn courses at Kerry College contact 066 714 9696 or sign up on line at

JOBS: North Kerry older persons maintenance service, details from 068 23429.

POETRY: Michael Hartnett Eigse, which is held every year since 1999, will be held on line this year, it was always a great occasion for both young and old with many Kerry participants and of course they shared their talent with St I  ts’s residents also. This year it will go live at 7pm on Oct., 1st at


SPIRITUAL WELLNESS ADVENTURE TOUR:  taking in Killarney through the Dingle Peninsula. The aim is to enter into the prayer life of the early Monks as they wrapped themselves in the beauty of God’s creation, our common home.  Through music, song and story we connect with these early spiritual masters in the Irish cradle of Christianity.  Accompanied by: Deacon Thady O’Connor.  Ring Evelyn on 087/9365383 for info.

HOMECARE: Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call in confidence Eileen or Tom today on 087/9916791 or  087/7440729. Our website is

CONGRATULATIONS to Ronan Kearney, The Village on being elected Vice Chairman of North Cork Creameries.

RETIREMENT: Fr. Crawford will say his final masses as Parish Priest in Glin on the weekend. It is his wish to go quietly and with no fuss. Everyone in the parish wishes him well and we wish him a long and healthy retirement.

CLOTHES BANK-  SVP are delighted with the good quality clothes they are receiving.

FULL Moon on 1st October.

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, contact 0818 222 024.

DRIVE IN 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.  Wheelchair friendly facilities are available

SELLING ONLINE – MOVING YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE: This free three-hour course will provide you with all the information required to create a business plan for moving online with your business.   Course date:  Wednesday, October 7, from 10am to 1pm.  This training will be carried out through Zoom and pre-booking is essential. For further information and to book your place, please contact Aimee Grigg at West Limerick Resources on 069 66295 or email [email protected]

COMPETITION: 2020/21 Art and Photography competition is ‘Reflecting on How I’ve Grown’ – in the face of the uncertainties and challenges of the year.

MASS: The Mass and the Rosary are broadcast live each day. The easy way to listen is via SAORVIEW on your television. From RTE 1 (television), one step forward is RTE 2, one step in the other direction is Radio Maria (Saorview channel 210 or 411). On September 29th, EWTN will begin a Novena to the Mother of God for the Nation. The Novena will take place immediately following the daily televised Mass and at other times during the day.

FAITH: A Zoom Conference that shines the light of the Gospel on modern Irish culture. Expert input for 25 mins. Q and A for 10 mins. Dates and speakers shown below. Each conference begins at 8pm. Open to all. To take part, send an email to [email protected] to receive address and password for Zoom call.

BIBLE: Exploring the Old Testament reading on Sunday – Without leaving your own home, you can tune into Dr. Jessie Rogers, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, who will explore the Sunday OT readings with us over 4 Tuesday nights, Sept 29, Oct 6, 13 and 20 and help us to understand their relevance for us today. For more information or to register, email

SALE – The presbytery in Knocknagoshel has been on the market since July 2019

MARRIAGE: At least six months’ notice of the marriage should be given to the parish where the bride and groom live. A pre-nuptial enquiry form is completed by both the Bride and Groom. The State obliges you to give at least six months’ notice. For this purpose you may contact: Office of Registration of Births, Deaths & Marriages, Health Service Executive, Kerry Community Services, Rathass, Tralee, tel: 066) 7195632. Couples are requested to attend a Pre Marriage Course as part of the marriage preparation. In Tralee, pre-marriage courses may be arranged through ACCORD, at St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee tel: (066) 7120194/7122280.

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PLOUGHING: The 2020 National Ploughing Championships have been cancelled over COVID-19. Organisers of the event had hoped that they could operate ‘behind closed gates’, but it was not possible. It was a great event for thousands and will be sadly missed. Especially this year as farmers and their families had to work all along, as many were able to take time off and get paid.

Another great day out at the Dingle Food and Wine Festival  at beginning of October is also gone.

SET TOP BOXES: according to news reports, Gardai have seized 4,000 illegal television set top boxes during large scale searches.

Capturing the Contemporary


WRITERS: A Colloquy of Writers and Scholars on Recent Irish Writing With Anne Enright, Margaret Kelleher, Leontia Flynn, Eric Falci, Rosaleen McDonagh, Michael Pierse, Christian O’Reilly, Emilie Pine In Conversation with Paige Reynolds In partnership with Museum of Literature Ireland and Cambridge University Press Bookings for this event will open on 5th October.


DAIL: SEAMUS O CRUADHLAOICH asked the Minister for Fisheries if he will expedite the purchase and division of the estates of Madame de Janasz, Kilmorna; Dr. Davidage, Tanavilla; and Mr. Eyre Stack, Ballyconrey, all in North Kerry, and if the purchase and division of those estates will be accomplished before the spring of 1928.



Mr. RODDY: Proceedings are pending for the acquisition of the lands of Kilmeany and Trien on the estate of Madame de Janasz; the lands of Island-ganniv South, Kilcreen and Garryantavally, on Surgeon Commander Davidage’s estate, and for the lands of Ballyconrey, Mweevoo and Trohana, on [607] the estate of Eyre Massy Stack, all in County Kerry, but the Land Commission are not at present in a position to say when the lands will be divided.


Mr. CROWLEY: Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that the lands of Mr. Stack are in the hands of the Land Commission for the last ten years for the purpose of purchase and distribution amongst congests? Is he aware also that the lands of Madame de Janasz and Dr. Davidage are in the hands of the Land Commission for the past six years for purchase and distribution amongst the congests in the district, and will he take any action in the matter?


Mr. RODDY: The Land Commission is not responsible for the delay in connection with the acquisition of these lands. The agents acting on behalf of these people are primarily responsible for the delay.

10-3-1937 Q Dail


Professor O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Agriculture if he can state the reasons for the delay in the purchasing of the proprietary creamery at Kilmorna, County Kerry, by the Dairy Disposals Board, and, further, if he is aware that the delay causes considerable loss to the farmers of this district.

Dr. Ryan Dr. Ryan

Dr. Ryan: The Dairy Disposal Company have on several occasions entered into negotiations with a view to the acquisition of the creamery premises at Kilmorna, County Kerry. The negotiations have not been successful owing to failure to reach agreement in the matter of price.

8-June 1955 Dail Q

Mr. Finucane asked the Minister for Lands when bogs will be provided for the tenants of the Kilmeaney estate, Kilmorna, Listowel.

Mr. Blowick Mr. Blowick

Mr. Blowick: It is not possible to state when turbary will be provided for the tenants referred to but the question of acquiring suitable turbary in this area is being investigated.

(Crowley Kilmorna 2Nov 1925 Q)


Music Ploughing Tullamore Sept 2016 2016


Races 1991 Listowel



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