Knockanuare Notes – 3rd October 2021

LOTTO: There was no winner of the €8500 Knockanure GAA lotto draw on Tuesday 28th September. Numbers drawn were 18, 22, 27, 10. Lucky dip winners were- Pa Woulfe, c/o The Ploughman, Catherine Walsh, Gortromagouna- Maureen Connolly, Trien- David Harley, c/o John Barry, and Henry Finucane, Lissaniska. Next weeks draw will be on Tuesday 5th October with jackpot up to €8600.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE are offering a range of courses: “Parents Plus for Teenagers” starts on Thursday 7th October at 10.30am for 7 weeks. Also “Incredible Years” for parents of children 2 – 12 years is scheduled to start on 11th October at 10.00am. For further details on both courses contact Bridie Mulvihill on 086-8556431 or Toni Clare on 087-7523705. Alternatively contact the Centre on (068) 23584.

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION have 2 Upcoming Community Employment Vacancies in Moyvane, immediate start: General Operative and Groundskeeper. For more details: [email protected] or contact: Aine Elbell & Noelle O’Connell, 087-9346242/087-4160456

YOUR VOICE IS WELCOME: Fr. Brendan would welcome your suggestions about how the parish may be better served, i.e., committees, procedures, etc. Send personally or anonymously (note in box at house) or email ([email protected]).

Opening Hours of Parish Office Tuesday 10.00am – 1.00pm Thursday 10.00am – 12.00 midday Friday 10.00am – 1.00 pm. Office: 068 49308.

PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING: representing the parishes of Listowel, Duagh, Moyvane & Lixnaw will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel on Tuesday night October 5th at 7.30 p.m. Elected members of each parish are asked to attend.

BUS: Local Link Kerry offices on 066-7147002.

THE COASTAL ROSARY – will take place at 2.30pm on Sunday 10th October. Ballybunion Beach at 2.30pm. Join people from around Ireland to pray the Rosary for Life and Faith at our grottos, churches, at the coasts and other suitable places.  We encourage you to gather safely being mindful of COVID 19 regulations.  Simply sign up a Rosary location at www. or  text your location to 087 278 6552.

HARVEST/THANKSGIVING MASS will be celebrated on Sunday, October 10 in many churches.

PADRE Pio October  Devotions (3rd Tuesday ) Tuesday 19th October at 7.30pm in Castleisland.

DEATH has occurred of Joan Phelan nee Leahy of ‘Woodview’, Upper Athea, Athea, Late of Manor West, Tralee, on 28th September 2021. Survived by her  husband Michael, predeceased by her sister Breda (Collins, Newmarket on Fergus); sadly missed by her brother Jim (Athea), sister Mai (Duffy, Dublin), sister-in-law Julie, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and  grandnieces.

DEATH on 28 September 2021 of Marie O’Connor (nee Moran), “The Lane”, Upper Athea and formerly of Tooreendonnell, Athea, Predeceased by her husband Jeremiah (Martin), her parents Ellen & Paddy, brothers Jack, Patsy and Dan, brothers in law and sisters in law. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sons Patsy and Liam, daughters in law Kathlelen and Joan, grandchildren, David, Aislinn, Aoife and Amy and great-grandchildren, brother Tom, sisters in law Hannah, Mary, Anne and Narry ,nieces, and  nephews.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Mary Aquin O’Carroll, Nell Byrnes, Sr. Ann Doyle, Patsy Healy, Bridie Lynch, Sean Dowling, Sr. Catherine Colbert, Joan Mulvihill, Mary Ellen Flaherty, Paudie Shanahan, Joe O’Connor, Dan O’Flaherty, Tommy Stack, Michael Moloney, Nellie Flynn, Monsignor Michael Leahy, Kathleen Filler, Hanna Hyland, Murt Downes. Mass; Saturday 2nd October ‘21 Moyvane for Mary Ellen O’Flaherty RIP (Keylod) at 7.30pm; Sunday 3rd October ’21 at Knockanure Private Intention at 9.30am and Moyvane Private Intention 11.00am;  Monday 4th October ‘21 NO MASS; Tuesday 5th October ’21 in Moyvane Private Intention; Please Note change in Mass Time 6.30pm Wednesday 6th October ’21 at Knockanure Private Intention; 7.30pm Thursday 7th October ’21 in Moyvane Private Intention; 7.30pm Friday 8th October ‘21 at Knockanure Private Intention at 7.30pm.

NOTE: When there are no evening masses in Moyvane, church closes at 6.00pm.

FEAST of St. Francis of Assisi is celebrated on Monday 4th October.  Founder of the Franciscan Order and the Poor Clare sisters.  Renowned for his love of nature

Feast of St. Faustina is celebrated on Tuesday 5th October.  Born in Poland in 1905. Died in 1938.  Inspired the movement dedicated to proclaiming the Divine Mercy, which flows from the heart of Jesus. Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary occurs on 7 October.

MUSIC: Glórach Theatre on the evening of Sunday, October 10th, an event to mark World Mental Health Day.  Father and son duo Donal and Eoin Murphy will be headlining, and will be joined by acclaimed trad duo Gretta Curtin and Jessie Healy. Denis Curtin and Frances Kennedy will provide a rich variety of song on the night.  For enquiries, please call 0871383940

CONGRATULATIONS to Conor Mulvihill, Aughrim who finished second in the 100m boys under 10 and Mollie O’Riordan who finished fourth in the under 16 Girls High Jump at the recent All Ireland Community Games finals in Carlow.

ST JOHN’S Theatre during October. All starting at 8pm. Friday 8th October 2021- The Seven Ages Of MAM starring Pauline O’Driscoll; Saturday 9th October 2021- Lines and Layers | Exhibition, by Paul Bokslag who is a Dutch artist & designer based in Kilkenny; Saturday 16th October 2021- Arán Agus Im. Arán & Im is a theatrical performance in which Manchán Magan bakes sourdough bread and more. Details from- St John’s Theatre <[email protected]>

Glin ICA Guild: are glad to announce that the weekly Whist Drives will resume on Tuesday 26th October at 8.30pm in Cloverfield Day Care Centre.  All are welcome.

FREEDOM: The Government hope to be in a position to announce the lifting of the majority of the public health restrictions on October 22nd, 2021.

TARBERT ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP – are hoping to start up their group meetings again on Friday 15th October. Anyone wishing to join the group should contact Tarbert Bridewell at 068-36500. Free transport will be available to and from meetings.

CYCLING event will take place on Saturday the 9th of October in aid of KHF and the Samaritans, at 9am in the John Mitchell’s GAA complex, and registration on event brite.

INEC Sandy Kelly Concert, book withTicketmaster on this link:


POPE: The Holy Father’s prayer intention for the month of October is: “We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavour of the Gospel.”

BULBS for Bees campaign is supported by the President, it is expected that schools will receive 50,000 bulbs shortly and a total of 300,000 bulbs are to be distributed through various outlets, more information from

FLOWERS: The National Biodiversity Data Centre is an Initiative of the Heritage Council and is operated under a service level agreement by Compass Informatics. The data centre is funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and the Heritage Council.

To get involved, see

To learn more about biological recording see

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GAISCE is an old Irish word which means ‘a great achievement’ and it is in the spirit of this meaning that the programme challenges  young people to set and pursue personal goals in four different areas of activity: Community Involvement; Personal Skills; Physical Recreation and  Adventure Journey.

POTATO DAY: National Potato Day Oct 1st, gives an opportunity to thank Irish potato growers, who harvested nearly 300,000t of potatoes in 2020.

SCHOLARSHIP: Any ICMSA member can make an application for the John Feely Scholarship, details from John Feely House Dublin Road Limerick V94 KX38.

ROSARY Sunday at Knock, a bus from West Limerick travelled there on Sunday 3rd, details from 069 62306.

ONLINE WORKSHOP FOR PARISH MUSICIANS – The diocese will host an online workshop for parish musicians on Tuesday October 5th at 7.30pm via Zoom.  All involved in music ministry are welcome. The purpose of the workshop is to prepare choirs and parish musicians for the weeks ahead, as choirs and singers resume their role in the liturgy. The workshop will be presented by Tomás Kenny and Ailish Walsh O’Connor. Please email Tomás Kenny at [email protected] if you plan to attend. Join Zoom Meeting @

Meeting ID: 861 6502 8212 – Passcode: 614065

JOBS: ST John of God Kerry Services is currently recruiting for new positions to meet the increasing needs of people across the county. Ring  064-6644133, or email to [email protected].

JOBS: Shannon Technology and Energy Park backed by the U.S. firm New Fortress Energy which is seeking planning permission to build a €650 million power and liquefied natural gas terminal in the estuary. The project would create some 270 construction jobs over a 3 year period and 70 permanent jobs.

TRALEE HOSPITAL: there are 2,200 patients waiting to be seen in the surgical out-patients department. No mention of ordinary people who need their hearing aid checked and are being put on long finger and unable to chat.

CLOTHES COLLECTION – The Shannonside Women’s Group will hold a clothes collection on Thursday 14th Oct. in the Church car park from 8am to 10.30am in aid of St. Brendan’s and St. Mary’s Churches.

GRANT of €170,000 has been allocated to Kerry Parents and Friends Association through the Strengthening Disability Services Fund.

DAY FOR LIFE SUNDAY 3RD OCTOBER on the theme ‘The Good Samaritan: A Model of Compassion’. In the context of the recent proposal to introduce assisted suicide, both in Ireland and the UK, this year’s Day for Life message invites Catholics to promote a more positive and compassionate response to the care of people who are in the final stages of life. See for more information

TEAGASC: Numbers employed by Teagasc during 2020 increased from 1,258 to 1,290 and pay costs increased from €71.25 million to €74.12 million. Four members of staff earned between €160,000 and €170,000.

The EU is to spend €140 million to support research in sustainable food systems and tackling food hunger.

PARTITION: The series will begin on Wednesday 6 October with ‘The Path to Partition, 1900-22’ Dr Éamon Phoenix, with the participation of Ann Donnelly, Northern Ireland Screen.

Further details for first few talks and booking information can be found here-

SPEECH Writing; The ActionTalks national speech writing competition is now open! Open to all students aged 14-17. Enter by submitting a written speech by Monday 17th of January 2022.

MARATHON in Belfast was on Sunday, October 3rd.

FILMS: The Kerry International film festival will open on Thursday 14th October with Death of a Ladies’ Man, starring Gabriel Byrne, and will close with the Irish Language feature Foscadh (Shelter), which recently won Best First Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh. There are 15 in-person physical events and 30 online screenings.

TG4 cameras will be at SSE Airtricity Women’s National League stadiums after agreeing a deal with the Football Association of Ireland to broadcast live games. In what will be a first for the League – which was established in 2011 – a national broadcaster will show four League games free-to-air over the coming weeks and they will also be available globally via the TG4 Player app. Shelbourne FC v DLR Waves from Tolka Park will be the first live match. Starting 02/10 @ 16:45.

TG4. Are fashion practices destroying the planet? In this series four fashionistas are challenged to reuse, recycle and reduce their items of clothing. Caoimhe Ní Chathail and Proinsias Ó Coinn are on a mission to get us thinking differently about our wardrobes. On  06/10 @ 20:30.

TG4. This series Opry le Daniel i gConnacht will come from the TF Royal in Castlebar. Join us for 6 lively shows of music and song with special guests Mary Coughlan, Brian Kennedy, Mick Flavin, Sandy Kelly, Tommy Fleming and Sean Keane. There will also be a special show in homage to Philomena Begley who is celebrating 60 years on the road this year. On  26/10 @ 21:30.

EIGHT walking trails in Kerry are to be included in the Walks Scheme under the Department of Rural and Community Development. The trails added in Kerry involve over 130 farmers and include the North Kerry Way, Glenageenty Loops, Pound/Knockernawaddra, Dingle Way, Keel Loop Walk, Caher Marsh Walk, Bolus Head/Skellig Way and Emlagh Loop/Reenroe Cliff Walk.

FÉILTE, the largest educational event in Ireland, took place online October 2 from 10am to 4pm and about 3,000 teachers and the general public expected to attend. Minister Foley said: “FÉILTE is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the teaching profession, and this year gives a particular opportunity to reflect on and acknowledge the enormous contribution of teachers during a time of unprecedented challenge.

MARRIAGE Enrichment Weekend, 5th – 7th November 2021, starting on Friday evening at 8pm

And ending on Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm. Details

PREPARING FOR THE SYNODAL JOURNEY On Sunday 17th October all the dioceses in Ireland begin the Synodal Pathway -which Pope Francis has asked for worldwide.  Pope Francis speaks of ‘Synod’ as ‘journeying together’, truly ‘listening to each other’ and ‘together identifying the path along which Christ is leading us’. Bishop Ray invites you to join him for a liturgy of prayer in St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney at 3pm on Sunday 17th October to commence our journey.  Come to the Cathedral or join by streaming via the cathedral website. Pope Francis has chosen the theme “Communion, Participation and Mission”.

DIOCESE OF KERRY Together Again. Moving forward with hope. Webinar on Thursday October 7th at 8.00 p.m. For more information or to register visit

NEW MOON on 6th Oct.

RALLY: Killarney and District Motor Club has announced details of the upcoming 2021 Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally, will take place on Saturday, November 27 – under full Covid 19 guidelines in line with Government and Sport Ireland advice.

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A FREE information meeting aimed at advising people how to reduce energy costs homes and businesses will take place in Killarney, Listowel, Ballybunion and Castleisland after Christmas, in conjunction with the Kerry Sustainable Energy Co-Operative (KSEC). While you are waiting for advice, why not wash with a full load and dry clothes at night to reduce peak consumption.

LIFEGUARDS: Cork County Council had 39 full-time Beach Lifeguards.  Across Cork’s 12 beaches, lifeguards carried out 21 rescues, reunited 23 lost children with their families and attended 940 first aid incidents.

TAX: There are 13 types of homeowner who won’t have to pay property tax this year according to newspaper reports.

Irish Examiner 1841-current, Thursday, October 23, 1913; Page: 7



On Sunday last a public meeting of very large dimensions was held in the village of Duagh for the purpose of condemning an outrage of a most unusual and at the same time diabolical character, which was perpetrated at Lyrecrumpane some weeks previously. The outrage, which aroused so much horror and indignation, consisted of a shot being fired through the window of one of the most highly respected members of the community, Mr. Patrick Moloney, R.D.C., where, for the want of a Chapel, the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass is being offered up weekly by the Rev. J. Beasley, P.P., in his house. The dastardly act of the abandoned miscreant, needless to say, carries with it the unspeakable abhorrence and condemnation of an indignant community, and the extraordinary numbers in which the outraged parishioners as well as many outside the parish, and the representative  character of the assemblage, very amply indicated their feelings, as well as affording practical proof if such were necessary—that their beloved and intensely popular Parish Priest the Rev John Beasley, will not be insulted or intimidated with impunity. It should be mentioned that, this demonstration was the result of the generous and spontaneous volition of the people themselves, who are almost to a man virile and enthusiastic members of the A.O.H., and who would on no condition whatever brook slight or insult offered their revered pastor. After last Mass, the whole congregation, headed by the splendid fife and drum band of the A.O.H., under the able conductorship of their instructor, Mr. Salmon, marched in procession to a substantially-built platform erected al the top of the village, and bedecked with National designs and greenery to a profuse extent.

The arrival of the Rev. Father Beasley was the signal for an enthusiastically and long continued round of cheers.

Amongst those present were noticed—Messrs F C O’Keeffe, R.D.C., President of the Duagh Branch of the A.O.H. (the fourth largest in the county), J J Sheehy, R.D.C., V.C. do; Patrick Moloney, R. D.C: Thomas Relihan, R.D.C; .James O’Sullivan, Trien; Patrick Stack, Thomas Daly, James Mahony, N.T; Thomas Molyneaux, N.T; John McCarthv, N.T; Edward Stack, N.T;  J Casey, N.T.; Jeremiah Lyons, Michael O’Brien, J. Gunn, D. Broderick, J Roche, M Mulcare, Murt Daly, James Hickey, M Gair, D Hayes, T. Dillon, John Dillon, J. Maher. Tom Faley, P. Larkin, James Harnett, P Mahony, Thomas O’Connor, P O’Connor, John Joyce, D Ambrose, James Moloney, Daniel Keane, R Finucane, J Halpin, J Scanlan, Stephen Stack, T Sheehy, C Sheehy, M Sheehy, Michael O’Connor, Jeremiah Relihan, T Roche, J. O’Connor, Tom Keane, John Stack, J Costelloe, John Molyneaux, Jeremiah McCarthy,  J O’Keeffe, J J  Dillon, J McElligott, Thade Galvin, Dan Mc-Auliffe, W McAuliffe, J Fitzgerald, John Flynn, George Fitzmaurice,  Thos. O’Brien, J H O’Sullivan, Michael Sheehy, J. Kelly, G Kelly, P Walsh, M Quill, James Stack, Neddy Stack. John Sheehy, Michael Sheehy, M Relihan, M Galvin, Michael Sheehy, J Sheehy, Batt Dillon, Jack Sheehy, Edward Dillon, Shaun, Darb, Davy Dillon, Jas Horgan, D Flynn, T Flynn, Batt O’Connor, W. J O’Connor, Con O’Keeffe, J Brosnan, Daniel Keane, J Moloney, Matt Dillon, P Lane, C. McAuliffe, Dan L Brosnan, Michael Keane, Maurice Keane, Jerh Brosnan, John Collins, Matt D Dillon, Michael Dillon, J Wiley, D. O’Grady, J Faley, D Brosnan, Tim Brosnan, F O’Carroll, Dan Brosnan, J. Brandon, Pat Keane. John Walsh, M Walsh, Jim Fitzgerald, James Corridan, Moss Corridan, Tady Corridan, etc.

Mr. W. L. Fitzgerald, U.D.C., P.L.G., Listowel, also occupied a prominent position on the platform.

On the motion of Mr. F. C. O’Keeffe, seconded by Mr. J. J. Sheehy,

The Rev. J. Beasley, P.P., was moved to the chair, and amidst enthusiastic cheers and addressing the meeting, said :—My dear people, I thank you for inviting me here to-day (“You are welcome”). I have to thank you also for the honour you have done me in asking me to preside over this large and important meeting. I am pleased to see you all consider it your duty to hold this meeting here to-day in order to protest against an outrage that has shocked and pained the people of the parish. If there is one thing more than another for which Irishmen are remarkable, and for which they may be pardoned in taking a legitimate pride, ” it is for being kind and neighbourly (hear, hear). You all know how much our kind-hearted friend, Mr Moloney is respected for these qualities and for all the virtues that go to make a good Irishman (cheers for Mr Moloney). No man could he kinder, on man more popular—he is popular without seeking popularity (cheers); he is friendly to all, and always anxious to help his neighbours when necessary (applause). It was a particularly odious crime to attack the house of one who deserves nothing but the goodwill of his neighbours—one whom we, all so highly esteem (cheers). It was an outrage not against him alone, but against the whole community, especially against the good people of that part of the parish where it was committed (hear. hear). The outrage is blacker and more painful still when we look at it from a religious point of view. Here is a house which should be particularly sacred to every Catholic who loves his faith. In it Sunday Mass was celebrated for the people of the district. You are all aware of the sanctity of the Sacrifice of the Altar. It is the offering of the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ, Our Lord, for the salvation of the living and of the dead who shall suffer in Purgatory. The Mass is the great Sacrifice of the New Law, the bed-rock of our Faith. It was their love of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Hint made the Catholics of our country face privations and persecutions of every kind in the Penal days (hear, hear). For it they were ready to give up everything, even life itself (cheers). They gathered round the priest at sacred spots in the mountains and glens and whilst he offered up the Holy Sacrifice they knelt down in humble devotion round the altar. What would they say; what would those who have gone before us say if they were alive to-day of an outrage at a house in the mountains of a parish in which Mass was celebrated on Sundays for the people. Could they imagine how anyone could be so lost, so dead to the fear, of God and to the reverence due to Him as to commit such a crime? . If such an outrage were committed in France at the bidding of a French infidel, what would be your horror? How much worse is it not when committed at home at the  bidding of some person or persons who style themselves Christians? My dear people, we would be unworthy descendants of our Catholic- forefathers, who suffered so much for their Faith, if we did not condemn and repudiate this outrage in the strongest language at our command (hear, hear). Whilst we deplore and condemn it, let us be merciful; let us hope and pray that whoever has so given way to the temptation of the devil as to perpetrate it will repent, and resolve never again to be guilty of such a cowardly and disgraceful deed (cheers). We are upon the eve of a great triumph, for our country’s victory is almost in view. The government of the country will be soon, please God in the hands of the people of Ireland (loud cheers). Let us show our fitness for it, and that we are worthy of it by our respect for God, for our neighbours, and for everything that would rebound to the credit of our race at home and abroad (loud cheers), The eyes of the world are on us at present; we are still on our trial; let us show that we are not what the enemies of our country represent us to be, but that we are patriotic, just, straightforward, honourable men (cheers). It is righteous men who should make our land a nation once again (cheers). Let us like good patriots and Nationalists, feel a pride in our native county—the good old Kingdom, and when Home Rule comes, let us be able to prove that amidst all the flags that shall be unfurled. The flag of Kerry shall be up unstained and unsullied (loud and prolonged cheers).

Mr F. C. O’Keeffe then proposed the following resolution—”Resolved,—That we, the people of Duagh, in public meeting assembled, desire to express in the strongest possible manner our condemnation and abhorrence  of the outrage committed at a house, in the parish at which the Holy sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated on Sundays for the parishioners and which is occupied by a gentleman who has earned and enjoys the respect of those around him; that we are sure that the conduct of the miscreant or miscreants has met with no sympathy, and that we trust this district will never again be disgraced by such a foul deed. (hear. hear). In speaking to the resolution, he said he felt sure he had the sympathy of every man present who professed to be a Catholic and a Christian, for he thought no more cowardly or diabolical act could be perpetrated by any person than to fire into a house where the  Holy Sacrifice of the Mass had been offered up for the consolation and benefit of the people of the district (hear, hoar). He paid a high tribute to Mr Moloney, into whose house the shot had been fired, and said that personally, or from a Nationalist point of view, there was no better or truer Irishman, and in the course of a vehement condemnation of the act, wound up an eloquent speech by assuring the respected Father Beasley that he had the full and practical sympathy of the whole community with him (loud applause).

Mr James O’Sullivan, Trien, in an able speech, also condemned the outrage.

Mr ,T. J. Sheehy seconded the resolution, which was passed amidst applause.

(See paper for much more)


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By Kevin J. Jones

Denver Newsroom, Sep 30, 2021 / 09:33 am

St. Junipero Serra’s heroism did not change when California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill to ensure that his statue will no longer stand on the state capitol grounds, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco has said.

“This new law does not change the facts: Junípero Serra spent his life caring for and defending the indigenous people of California to the point of heroic virtue. Indian and Spaniard alike mourned when he died,” Cordileone said on Twitter Sept 29. “We would do well to imitate his virtues. We ignore history to our peril.”

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