Knockanure Notes — 10th March, 2021

DONATE a calf; John McGrath a life that was cut short, in January 2020, he was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. A year later, on January 26, he passed away. Erin, alongside other members of John’s family and with the support of farmers around north Kerry, is organising a ‘Donate a calf’ fundraiser in cooperation with Listowel Mart on March 24. They are asking for farmers to donate a chosen calf/calves, with proceeds going to the Palliative Care Unit in UHK. The mart will be foregoing any charges for the calves sold. More details at

LOCAL Link Kerry are operating and are available by contacting them at 066 7147002.

STATIONS outdoor in Tralee;

MOTHER’S DAY: Next Sunday 14th is Mother’s Day. Mums don’t miss next weekend’s Masses. Choose the Vigil or one of the Sunday Masses. You won’t be disappointed.

Deacon Thady on Wed evenings at 7pm;


DEATH of Eileen (Nell) Flavin, Trien, Kilmorna, and formerly of Leicester, U.K., on March 3rd, 2021, in her 97th year. Predeceased by her parents Paddy and Margaret, brothers Pá and Michael (London), Bub and Tom (Trien), sisters Bridie Cox (Castletownroche, Co. Cork) and Nan (Trien). Deeply and deservedly regretted by her nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, her wonderful carer Mary O’Connor, relatives, kind neighbours and friends.

DEATH of Tracy Kennedy (née Long), Lyre, Banteer, and late of Guhard, Lisselton, on March 2nd, 20221.Survived by her husband Tom, parents Mary and Jer, brother Jerry, sisters Michelle, Sandra, Gerardine and Maria-Louise, uncles, aunts, brothers-in-law Billy and John, sisters-in-law Kotomi and Mairead, nephews Ben, Fionn and Dara, nieces Rebecca and Ada.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Kissane, Sr. Pius O’Farrell, Bridie Flavin, Alice Barrett, Tommy Buckley, Jimmy Windle, Nora Daly, Kitty Normoyle, Sean Fitzgerald, Hannah Keane, Margaret Mulvihill, Tom Flaherty, Anna Flaherty, Stephen Kennelly, Mary Reardon, Bill Walsh, Ann O’Sullivan, Margaret Flynn, Bishop Casey, Paula Kavanagh, Finbar Slattery, Patsy Hayes. Mass Moyvane; Sat 6th at 7.30pm for Peggy Wallace, Aughrim; Sun 7th at 11.00am for Catherine O’Connor, Glin; Mon 8th at 7.30pm for Ann Flavin, Moyvane North; Tues 9th at 7.30pm a Special Intention- Birthday Remembrance Jo Cleary (RIP); Wed 10th at 6.00pm for Bill Walsh, Tarmons West, 7.30pm for Margaret Mulvihill, Gurtdromosillihy; Thurs 11th at 7.30pm for Mary Quinn, Leitrim Middle, Birthday Celebration Mass;

Fri 12th at 7.30pm for Tom & Mary McNamara & baby Gerard, Cooraclare Village (RIP) Blessings on Fr. Kevin & his sister Geraldine (Mass requested by Dan Joe Riordan, Moyvane North) ; Sat 13th at 7.30pm for Eileen O’Connor & Mary Keane, Clounbrane and Mass on Sun 14th at 11.00am for Patrick Hayes, Clounbrane (1st Anni). Assumption Radio 99.9fm from Moyvane Church.

Mass Knockanure on Sun 7th at 9.30am for Bridie Flavin, Trien, and Mass on Sun 14th at 9.30am for Margaret & Michael Flynn, Knockanure & deceased of the McMahon & Flynn families.

SALE of Mugs €680, bringing total to date €10,830.

AGE + Opportunity inaugural Creative Ageing Writing Bursary aims to generate discussion, debate and knowledge about creative ageing in Ireland. One award of €1000 will be made to the successful applicant. Deadline: 12 PM, Friday 26th March. More details (

FOSTERING Fortnight continues to 14th March

NIARON LTD: ESB Jointing works will continue at the current locations in Knockanure at Gortagleanna this week, as well as outside the Co-op in Moyvane Village.

JOHN BARRY: This week John Barry, Knockanure brings to a close 30 years of dedicated service as grounds man in Knockanure Church. John always did a great job not only in the Church grounds but around the Parish. He reminded me that since he started all those years ago that twenty-eight parishioners, whom he used cut grass for have gone to their eternal reward. Ever cheerful and ever helpful, we wish John blessings and good health for the future.

PARENTS and FRIENDS Listowel Branch annual Cheltenham preview night is online Tuesday 9th March between 8pm and 10pm. Pat Healy and Billy Keane will host the event and will be joined on the panel by Michael Winters, Eric McNamara, Kevin Brouder and Berkie Browne. On the night we hope to have interviews from other famous names in Irish Racing. There will be charity bets kindly sponsored by Bar One Racing and Browne Bookmakers. This event will be streamed live by tuning into the Kerry Parents and Friends Association Facebook page. We have set up a Go Fund me Page for donations to their charity.

Kerry Parents and Friends Association was set up in 1973 to provide a community based service for adults with an intellectual disability in Kerry.

BIZARRE Group in Listowel were unable to hold their draw due to restrictions at present, it will take place when restriction are lifted, details from 06822131.

ST PATRICK’S DAY: Glin Development and Glin Castle have been selected to take part in an initiative run by Limerick City and County Council to take part in a ‘greening’ initiative for St. Patricks Day.

The Corbry Tree will turn green on the days running up to, and including, St. Patrick’s Day!

‘St Patrick’s Festival 2021 will be marked virtually with an online programme celebrating Limerick’s ‘Edge and Embrace. Limerick Tourism, Culture and Arts Department are working in partnership with Failte Ireland to light up buildings across Limerick City and County from Saturday 13th to Saturday 20th March 2021 inclusive, to celebrate St Patrick’s Day’.

Despite the pandemic, the show goes on, online on St Patrick’s Festival TV (SPF TV) at from March 12 to 17, offering more than 100 events.

IRISH: Seachtain na Gaeilge shares a website alongside Conradh na Gaeilge. This company promotes the two-week celebration of the Irish language and posts events and opportunities throughout the year.

Twinkl Irish Language Resources: have an array of resources to support Seachtain na Gaeilge. All of which support children from 1st class right up to 6th.

JOBS: Listowel €2m Food Hub at Clieveragh Business Park, construction starts in May.

MACRA: The nomination process for the 38th Macra na Feirme presidential and vice-presidential elections is now closed. Ballot papers will be issued on Wednesday, March 17th. The deadline for ballots is 1:00pm on April 7.

GAS Cylinders can be donated to Buckley’s Filling Station in aid of Sea and Cliff Rescue.

FARMERS: At this time of year farmers are registering calves and getting test done, do not send cash with your order, you may be in for a surprise bill.

WILDLIFE Day March 3rd, is International World Wildlife Day. Minister of State Malcolm Noonan is giving grant funding for 25 community peatland initiatives around the country. North East and West Kerry Development (NEWKD) is to receive €2,000 towards a brochure on Kerry bogs.

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EVENTS Planned last year for March; Nano Nagle Social; Sickley Come Dancing; Tralee Half Marathon; St Patricks Day Parades; Limerick International Band Championship; Daffodill Day; Kerry Drama festival; Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival; end of March, Killarney Wander Wild Festival. Army Barracks at Ballymullen, was selected for site for emergency mortuary in April; Red Cross ready for the call in crisis; Mid April 200 Garda checkpoints on weekends, checking restrictions evaders; Easter saw holiday destinations and beaches empty; Darkness into Light Fundraiser delayed; Abbeyfeale had their barbers and hairdressers on RTE in April;

VISIT the National Concert Hall, Dublin; We are delighted to present a very special Sharon Shannon livestream performance from the National Concert Hall this St. Patrick’s Day weekend- Saturday, March 20th 2021 at 8 pm (GMT). For the first time, Sharon will showcase music from her new album.

KDYS/Garda Good Friday Basketball Blitz Cancelled this year.

BANK of Ireland has justified closures based on a fall in branch visits over the past twelve months.

LECTIO DIVINA: Three talks online with Fr Seamus O’Connell during the month of March on Tuesday 16th, 23rd and 30th at 7pm—8.30pm. Suggested donation is 5-10 euro. To register and to receive the zoom link, please email office Please insert “Lectio Divina” on the subject line.

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EDUCATION: Kerry College will take part in a ‘Career Path Expo’ on Wednesday, March 10th and Thursday, March 11th from 3pm to 8pm. Career Path Expo is a free, online, virtual, interactive.

ARTS: The Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary 2021

The Museum of Literature Ireland is offering a five-day, immersive, blended learning programme to students between 15 and 17 years old. The Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary will take place both online and onsite in MoLI from 19 to 23 July 2021 (subject to public health guidelines).

The closing date for applications is 10pm on 29 March 2021.

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The Patricia Leggett Playwriting Scholarship is a fully paid scholarship for a place on the MFA in Playwriting degree at The Lir Academy.

Deadline for applications: Friday 2nd April 2021

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VACCINATION: “It’s very clear that we are going to be finished our vaccination programme and the Republic of Ireland will still be in the midst of theirs. That does bring headaches,” according to the DUP leader.

BAN on travel; The 5km travel restriction needs to be eased, as we witness people coming from abroad and doing almost what they like, while locals are prohibited from going to Ballybunion of visit the various woodland walks.

HOSPICE: The Kerry Hospice Foundation series of Good Friday Walks have been a part of many Kerry communities for 20 years. This year, join us by doing your Good Friday walk in the safety of your 5km radius, and by adhering to all the government guidelines. The other difference is that this walk can be done anytime, starting on St Patrick’s Day and finishing on Good Friday, April 2nd. We are calling it the Long Good Friday Walk. More from; Listowel: Mary O Connor: 0872370766 and Eileen Sheehy 0879865275. Tarbert: Mary O Connell: 0879584322 and Mary Kelly: 0876296882. Ballybunion: Sylvia O Sullivan: 0877952678.

SUFFRAGE: To mark the 100-year commemorations of the Representation of the People Act, the Education Service worked with professional film-maker, Nigel Kellaway, to engage young people (aged 16-19) with suffrage records held at The National Archives.

Mass for Eileen Flavin Knockanure

LOUGH DERG; Dear friends, here is a taster from our new reflection for the Year of St Joseph by Deacon Martin Donnelly that we have posted on Our thanks to Martin for these personal thoughts, and to James McLoughlin for his camera work. This new reflection can be found on by scrolling down the page to ‘Resources for Prayer’ and it is at the beginning of the second line of resources. Blessings

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HISTORY: from the 19th and 20th Centuries

February is Black History Month—a time to reflect on Black history, culture, and heritage in the US. To celebrate, The Library of Congress has published a Flickr album of widely requested photos of Black activists; important figures like Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, or Malcolm X, who paved the way for generations to come. The collection includes 39 portraits of African American civil rights activists from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. All of the images have “no known restrictions,” meaning no copyright restrictions affect their use.

The following is a small list of some of the most influential leaders you’ll find in the Library of Congress’ collection:

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