Knockanure Notes — 12th July, 2023

WALK which was postponed due to weather; North Kerry story trail historical walk of Moyvane, take a trip down memory lane, recall the people, the characters, their stories, remember the shops, the pubs, the schools, the churches, the Garda barracks, the post office, the hall, the forges, the creamery, the farmers and all who made Moyvane such a special place. The tour, led by Gabriel Fitzmaurice, will assemble at the Annamoy Bridge below the village at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 13th. Everybody is welcome. And if you have a story to share Gabriel would be delighted.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results from Tuesday July 4th- Jackpot was €3,400. Numbers Drawn: 13, 14, 19,and 32. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1

Lilly Moore, Tralee; 2. Barney Buckley, Duagh; 3. Sean, Brid and TJ c/o AnnMarie; 4. Denis Gould, Cree, Claire, and 5. Moss and Eamon Dowling, O Brien’s Bar. Next draw will be on next Tuesday July 11th in the clubhouse and jackpot will be €3,500. All are welcome!

PARISH: Thanks from Fr. Christy (Rosmini appeal) for €2,365 total collected. They deeply appreciate the generosity. The Parish will receive insurance compensation of €13,277.52 for revenue lost during the covid pandemic. Maria, the Parish Secretary will be taking Annual Leave from July 17th to 28th. During this time Fr. Brendan will be in the office Weds, Thurs, and Fri. from 11am to 12 noon. Also contact carmody.brendan4, 068-49308 or 087-960 1549. Confessions: On request before/after any Mass.

Eucharistic Adoration: every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Baptisms: Saturday afternoons only from 12 noon to 4pm.

Graveyard Masses; Friday Aug. 4th – Ahavoher; Tues. Aug.8th – Knockanure; Wednesday 9th Aug. – Murhur. All Masses at 8pm.

DEATH of Mary Lehane (née Hartnett) Knockanure, Moyvane, and more recently Blackbird Hill, London NW9, on Wednesday, June 21st 2023. Mary will be sadly missed and dearly loved by her husband Jim and heartbroken family. Mary’s funeral mass will take place Friday, 14th July, 11am at All Saints Church, Kenton, Harrow. Followed by burial at Carpenders Park Cemetery, Oxhey Ln, Watford. Any donations to St Lukes Hospice, Kenton, Harrow .

DEATH of Patrick Mulvihill of Aughrim, Moyvane Kerry, 14th August 1940 – 21st June 2023, husband of May (née Sweeney) and father of John, Anna- Marie, Andrew and Caroline. His grandchildren Ella, Joe, Niamh, Hannah, Kate, Harry and Ruby. His sister Nora and his nieces and nephews. Patrick’s requiem mass was held at Our Lady and The English Martyrs Church on 7th July at 10am. Church address – 5 Roseneath Rd, Urmston, Manchester M41 5AX. For those who wish to join us in celebrating Patrick’s life but are unable to do so in person, a livestream will be available at :

DEATH of Margaret O’Mahony (née Fitzgerald), Coolkeragh, Listowel and late of Moyvane, on June 29th, 2023. Predeceased by her mother Marie and infant son Brendan. Margaret is survived by her husband Mike, daughter Marie, sons Michael and Sean, father Michael, grandchildren John, Haleigh, Siún and Sophie, mother-in-law Noreen, brothers Michael, James, John and Tom, sisters Kathleen and Anna, uncles, aunts, daughters-in-law Sussanna and Carolyn, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

Requiem Mass for Margaret was celebrated at Ballydonoghue Church on Monday, live-streamed on, burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Dan Broderick, Rita Daly, Jeanie Kennelly, Tony McCarthy, Michael Moloney, Jimmy Ruddle, Martin Collins, Gerald Fitzgerald, Anna Smithwick, Ciss Dore, John Jackie Keane, Helena O Keeffe, Fr. John Quinlan, Maura O Connor, Christopher Higgins,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 8th July’23- Moyvane for Paudie Hanrahan, Recently Deceased at 7.30pm; Sun.9th July’23- Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Mary McElligott (1st Aniv.) & Pat McElligott (18th Aniv.) at 11.00am; Tues.11th July’23 – Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Weds.12th July’23-Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.13th July’23- Moyvane for Dora & Mossie Ahern (Aniv’s.) at 10.00am; Fri.14th July’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.15th July’23- Moyvane for Timothy Noonan (Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.16th July’23- Knockanure for Christopher Higgins (1st Aniv.) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Patrick & son John Shanahan (Aniv’s.) & deceased of Shanahan & Egan families at 11.00am.

GRAVEYARD Mass Athea; on July 12th in Holy Cross at 7.30pm and Templeathea on Wednesday, July 26th at 7.30pm. MASSES Tarbert – Aghavallen Cemetery – Friday 7th July at 7pm. Lislaughtin Abbey – Friday 4th August at 7pm. Kilnaughtin Graveyard – Friday 11th August at 7pm. St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tarbert – Friday 18th August at 7pm. Please note that all Graveyard Masses are at 7pm. If you would like to become involved in the graveyard committee in Listowel please phone Jacqui on 086-3953387 before Friday 14th July.

PADRE Pio Devotions, Castleisland on Tuesday, September 19th at 7.30pm.

COFFEE MORNING: There will be a coffee morning in St. Ita’s Day Care Centre on Saturday, July 15 from 11-2pm in aid of the Primary and Secondary Schools in the parish of St. Mary Magdalen, Riwoto, South Sudan. This is the parish where the late Fr. Tim Galvin served for many years before his passing last February. Fran Leahy originally of New Street, Abbeyfeale went to St. Mary Magadalen in 2015 and again in 2016 as a volunteer in the Primary School. She is returning there in September for 3 months.

BINGO at Moyvane every Thursday at 8pm. Bingo in Listowel every Sunday at 8.30pm.

WRITERS: Creative Writers meet at the Library in Listowel on Tuesdays from 10.30 to noon every fortnight, details from 085 2351 202.

DESIGNER MINDS – have 2 upcoming Summer Camps running in Listowel. Choose a Science Design & Technology Camp or an Art Camp (or try out both and receive a discount). For all boys & girls currently in Senior Infants up to 6th class. Check dates and register online at or call 087-631 0411.

ARTS: Ballybunion Arts Festival, dates 21st to 23rd July 2023 ; arts and crafts, song, dance, walks, workshops; poetry competitions and more.

RAMBLING House was held in Knockanure and Moyvane last week, displaying a wealth of talent in the community. Many more artists are living locally, it would be great to see them and acknowledge their abilities.

RACING begins at Killarney on 17th of July and the Galway races begin on 31st.

VOLUNTEER in Listowel;

WALK FOR JIM: After he received a diagnosis of terminal cancer the late Jim O’Connor, Rathoran had been planning to organise a walk for the cancer bus but he died on Christmas Day 2022. His wife and family have taken on the organising the walk and it’s now planned for Sunday, September 24 on the Greenway from Abbeyfeale to Listowel and starting at 11am. The walk in aid of the Cork Kerry Bus operated by the Kerry Cancer Support Group.

SEISIÚN Shows will be held by Templeglantine Comhaltas Branch at the Devon Inn Hotel on Thursday nights commencing on July 13 at 8pm.

WALK in Tralee: On Thursday July 13 from 12 noon to 2pm as part of the Munster Fleadh events, to discover the stories of Tralee, from its medieval roots to the town it is today as local historian Grace O’Donnell will bring you on a walking tour of historic Tralee.

MUNSTER provincial Fleadh Cheoil, takes place this year in Tralee, between July 9 and July 16.

The Official Opening of Fleadh na Mumhan 2023 will take place on Sunday night, July 9, in the Dúchas Centre, Tralee. Chairman of the Munster Council of Comhaltas, Tadhg Ó Maolcatha, will officially open the Fleadh, and will be followed by a concert featuring some of Kerry’s most talented musical families, Ó Cathasaigh Family (Dingle), Angland Family (Glenflesk), Enright Family (Lixnaw), Laide Family (Ballydonoghue-Lisselton), Joyce Family (Ballybunion). Also performances by Jimmy Hickey, Jonathan Kelliher, Greta Curtin and Space U12 Ladies Set Dancers.

MUSIC and Dancing, returns on Tuesday, July 11, and continues for the summer months at the Flag Floor, Glensharrold, Carrigkerry.

FOOD: The NHS advises cutting consumption of processed meats to under 70g a day. The reason for concern is chemicals called nitrites, which keep these foods fresher for longer. When cooked at high temperatures, nitrites can form cancer-causing compounds known as nitrosamines.

SPARE Room; if you have a rental property or spare room in your house available to rent to a member of the UHK Staff, then you can register your available property here.

OFFICIAL opening of Listowel new dementia day care centre took place on Friday last, it was driven by volunteers and is operating for past two years.

ARTS Festival in Ballybunion from 21st to 23rd of July, more at

FEAST: Feast of St. Benedict is celebrated on Tuesday 11th July. Patron of Europe, he was the founder of the Benedictine and Cistercian orders; Feast of St. Camillus is celebrated on Friday 14th July. Founder of the order of the Servants of the Sick. He established many hospitals, and devoted himself especially to the care of wounded soldiers. Patron Saint of Hospitals and


TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency, are currently recruiting new foster carers to meet the growing demands for placements given the ongoing humanitarian crisis. To find out more about becoming a foster carer please call 1800 226 771.

BALLYLONGFORD- Wooden Boat Show 15 and 16th of July.

GLIN ESTUARY SWIM. 29/07/2023. The chosen charity this year is the “Cliona Foundation” and are based in Limerick. Cliona’s provide help to families who are dealing with a financial crisis while caring for a child with a life limiting illness. The swim will take place on Saturday 29th July, register with Maria Geoghegan 087 2428562.

Glin Castle Yacht Race: Saturday 29th July, Glin Pier. 11am Briefing. 1st gun 12 noon. 1 Day Event. Queries to Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland contactrwyci

Glin Pier Swimming/Lifesaving Lessons: Week 1 Registration at 12 noon on Sunday 9th July at Glin Pier. Classes commence: Monday 10th July to Sat 15th July. Week 2; Registration 12 noon on Sunday 6th August at Glin Pier. Classes Commence: Monday 7th August to Sat 12th August. Age: Toddlers up.

Glin Triathlon: Saturday 9th September at 3pm Glin Pier. (Adult event): Option 1: Sprint 750m open water swim, 25km cycle, 6km run. Option 2: Try-A-Tri: 200m shallow swim, 25km cycle and 6km run. Registration through geoghegan.maria

Glin Knights Visitor Centre open daily 10am – 5pm. Next to Glin Library.

KNOCK: Jesuit Week At Knock Shrine- Sunday, 23 July To Saturday 29 July 2023. The theme for Jesuit Week this year is ‘Nourishment for a Hungry Heart’. You are invited to participate in all the events this week, or to drop in for any session. The Week can serve as a Retreat for those who wish.

YOUTH: Join young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thursday 10th August to Sunday 13th August 2023. The festival includes inspiring talks, music, prayer, concert, workshops, dramas, share groups, reconciliation and healing service and Mass. Donation only and we have buses going from all over Ireland. More at

KNOCK: Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 16th July. Mass at 3pm with Anointing of the Sick beforehand at 2:30pm. Newsletters & Emblems available at PTAA stand in St John’s Rest & Care Centre or via

POWER of God’s Word to Heal and to Change Us, Fr Pat Collins CM will deliver a Teaching and Healing Service in the Rose Hotel Tralee on Sunday July 9th 2023. Starting at 10 am to 5 pm. (break for lunch and teas) Seating recommended by 9.45 am.

He will also Launch Deacon Thady O’Connor’s New Book and CD. Your Breath is Your Hope “Thady’s book takes you through an emotional account which describes his stages of recovery from a near fatal encounter with Covid 19 and will help anyone coping with a crisis and the inevitable challenges of life” (Fr Pat Collins CM). The day will also be accompanied by the Healing Music Ministry of Thady, Fergus and Company.

REEK Sunday: On 30 July next, Archbishop Eamon Martin will join with thousands of pilgrims in the annual pilgrimage to the summit of Croagh Patrick.

THE STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA: will be on Main Street, Killarney on Thursday 13th July. Prayers including the Rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. Everyone is most welcome to come and join.

RING of Kerry Charity Cycle was a great success with about 4,500 people taking part.

SSE Thermal is organising a consultation process till early August on Tarbert new Generation Power Station – these will be both online and in-person to give views on the proposed development.

FOREST fires have burned over 77,000 square kilometres in Canada since January. This is almost the land mass of Ireland, which is about 84,000 square kilometres.

ART: Feds spent $14k on controversial dead crow sculpture

TD Brendan Griffin said “Then RTÉ still goes on to say it is proud of the achievement. If that is what RTÉ is proud of, we might as well all pack up and go home. How can a loss of €2.2 million be justified and then stood over as something to be proud of? That is an enormous loss. It is a disgrace; it is a scandal,” he also states that the loss equates to licence fee collected from households in Killarney and Tralee.

WEATHER, most weather reports are greatly exaggerated for this country, can we believe the reports of climate change when they are unable to make daily forecasts.

EPA Report; Farmers and farm organisations have expressed serious concerns over the recent EPA report which will potentially see many parts of the country have the derogation stocking rate reduced from 250kg of organic N/ha to 220kg of organic N/ha. According to Teagasc this could reduce farm profitability by 29% in some scenarios.

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT UPDATE Listowel- for N69 Listowel Bypass Urban Section is provided below. Market Street/Ballybunion Road Works The pavement works at the junction of Market Street/Ballybunion Road are to commence on Monday 10th July to 16th July 2023. The works to the northern section of the Market Street/Ballybunion Road will be carried out first from the 10th to 13th July 2023, and no inbound traffic will be permitted during this time. The works to the southern section of the Market Street/Ballybunion Road will be carried out from the 13th to 16th July 2023, and no outbound traffic will be permitted during this time. Two-way traffic will be maintained on this section of the JBK Road during these works. John B Keane Road works – Ballygologue Junction to Tim Kennelly roundabout. Works between Ballygologue Junction and Tim Kennelly roundabout are ongoing and are due to be completed by 21st July 2023. These works will also include the final surfacing. This section of JBK Road will then open to two-way traffic. Ballygologue Junction to Ballybunion Road Roundabout The final surfacing course will be completed with a lane closure under traffic management over a period of 4 weeks (24th July to 17th August). The surfacing from the 11thAugust to the 17th August will mainly be on side roads. The final surfacing works will commence at Ballygologue Junction and proceed on a section-by-section basis to Ballybunion Road Roundabout. The final surfacing works will be carried out in the following order: Ballygologue Junction to Clieveragh Junction, Clieveragh Junction to McKenna’s, McKenna’s to Ballybunion Road Roundabout. The surfacing works across at Junctions will be done early in the morning to minimise disruption. There will be delays due to mainline surfacing, but access will be facilitated as far as possible. Surfacing on business and residential accesses will be completed in two halves to minimise delays. Nighttime works are planned to do the final surfacing works at Clieveragh Junction and Ballybunion Road roundabout. The traffic flow direction during all phases of the works on JBK Road will be one-way and keeping with the traffic flow appropriate to that lane. Works on Ballybunion road will be controlled by traffic lights/stop go.

NOTE: If they opened gates into the Firestation Yard, it may relieve some congestion.

DAIL report; Match 3 from ‘Department of the Taoiseach’ Description: Letter to TC Courtney, Chief Engineering Adviser, Department of Local Government and Public Health, from Michael Keane and Sean J Scully, Joint Secretaries, Listowel Parish Relief Committee, 18 November 1941. They enclose a copy of statements of loss and damage incurred during the recent flooding of the parish. For example, Mrs Ellen Buckley, Pollough, Listowel, is an old age pensioner on 10/- per week. She has 21 statute acres at a Poor Law Valuation of £14. She has no stock and has her land let to John Lynch at a rent of £34 out of which she has to pay rent to the Irish Land Commission at £9 and rates of £7. Her dwelling house was brought down by the flooding and she is living with Mrs Kennelly. The statement indicates that she has no chance of returning home. Two tons of potatoes belonging to her were covered with water, thirty hens were drowned and 20 horse rails of turf were damaged.

Date: 18/11/1941- Cabinet: s 12672- File: Listowel, Flooding – 1941

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