Knockanure Notes — 19th July, 2023

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results from Tuesday July 11th, Jackpot was €3,500. Numbers Drawn: 1, 6, 7, and 27. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Anne Dillon, Kilmorna; 2. ML Collins, Glin Road, Moyvane; 3. Mike O Sullivan, Moyvane; 4. Gerard O Connor, Cois Ard, Duagh, and 5. John McElligott, Lissaniska. Next draw will be on next Tuesday July 18th in the clubhouse and jackpot will be €3,600

All are welcome.

PARISH: 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; All Masses at 8pm. Friday Aug. 4th – Ahavoher; Tues. Aug.8th – Knockanure, and

Wednesday 9th Aug. – Murhur.

Mass Requests. When you request a Mass or get a signed Mass card, we the Church, are under obligaton to have that Mass said. You are invited to make a donation to the Church (how much depends on you). There is no pricelist. 2nd Collection at Masses 5th/6th Aug.’23 for the Pastoral Centre. Reminder to please return the outstanding CHY3 Charity donation forms.

Maria, the Parish Secretary will be taking Annual Leave from July 17th- 28th. During this time Fr. Brendan will be in the office Weds, Thurs & Fri. from 11am-12noon, carmody.brendan4 068-49308, 087-9601549.

DEATH on 6y of July 2023 of Joe Gunn, Gunn`s Cross, Lisselton. Predeceased by his parents, Jerry and Lena, (nee Walsh), his brother, Fr. Tim and his infant sister, Nora. Survived by his wife, Kathleen, daughter, Noreen, sons, David and Robert, Granddaughter, Eva Mai, brother, John, sister-in-law, Catherine, daughters-in-law, Maura and Catherine,(Kilbaha), nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, Joseph and Marian Enright.

DEATH on 8th of July 2023, of Rev. Fr. Jack Fitzgerald of Russell Close, Fr. Russell Road, Dooradoyle, and formerly of Loughill, Co. Limerick. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Agnes. Survived by his siblings Patrick, Mary, Catherine, Maurice, Tom and Agnes, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, Bishop Brendan Leahy and the Clergy of the Limerick Diocese. Following Requiem Mass on Friday, July 14th, at 1pm in Loughill Church, burial in the adjoining Churchyard.

ANNIVERSARIES: Con Kearney, Paddy Cronin, Peggy Horan, Timmy Noonan, Fr. William Buckley, Tom Sullivan, Margaret Horgan, Nora Mulvihill, Mike Sheehan, Sr. Anne Bernadette Sheehan, Nancy Langan, Jack McKenna, Bridget Collins, Martin Mulvihill, Mary Scanlon, Hannah Ferguson, Billy Enright, Nora Moore, Mary O Donoghue, John Martin Hegarty,

MASS INTENTIONS: 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; Tues.18th July’23 Moyvane- Private Intention at 10.00am; Weds.19th July’23 Knockanure Private Intention at 10.00am; Thur.20th July’23- Moyvane for Denny Flaherty, Recently Deceased at 10.00am; Fri.21st July’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.22nd July’23- Moyvane for Ellen & Tom Sheehan & Imelda Sheehan (Aniv.’s) Kilbaha at 7.30pm; Sun.23rd July’23 –Knockanure for Nora & James Moore & son Willie (Aniv’s), Kilmorna at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Theresa (Tess) Mulvihill (Aniv.) Leitrim West at 11.00am; Tues.25th July’23- Moyvane for Siss Dore & her daughter Kathleen (Aniv.’s) at 10.00am; Weds.26th July’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thur.27th July’23- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri. 28th July’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat. 29th July’23- Moyvane for Jeremiah Mulvhill & deceased of Mulvihill family, Paddy Connolly & deceased of Connolly family (Aniv.’s) at 7.30pm; Sun. 30th July’23

Knockanure for Jerry Clancy (Aniv.) at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for Denis Corridan (Aniv.) at 11.00am.

GRAVEYARD Mass 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. Duagh Thursday 27th July at 8.00 p.m.

CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane Seniors who recently beat Waterville; Moyvane 0-16

Waterville 0-05.

ST JOHNS: Fri 21st- Theatre, Ich Bin Ein Berliner, a collection of short stories.

Kids and Teens Summer Camp Movie Week from 22nd to 28th, contact 086 22566.

BINGO is on every Thursday night in the Marian Hall starting at 8.00pm. €3,775 was won at Bingo last Thursday night week.

SINGING CLUB will host a major Singing and Storytelling Session on Friday, August 4 in The Ramble Inn, Church St. Abbeyfeale. It will be recorded by John Prendergast for his ‘What Matters Programme’.

JIVE: A four week jiving course starts in Brosna Hall on Friday, September 1st. Contact Tom on 087 3995877.

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

SIAMSA Tire in Tralee are having outdoor shows on Saturdays at 7pm, For further information visit or contact 066 712 3055.

CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, Tralee. As part of their Tourism Outreach Project, the Church of St John the Evangelist, Ashe Street, will be open to the public for the months of July and August during the following hours:- Saturdays 11am to 1pm and Sundays 2pm to 4pm. During these times, there will be someone present to welcome people and show them around.

DRAMA: Brendan Kennelly’s adaptation of Euripides ‘The Trojan Women’ had its debut in the Peacock Theatre in 1993.The Old Mill group will stage the play on July 21st. 22nd and 23rd from 7:30pm nightly. Tickets can be booked from Siobhán on 066 7132564 or Ciarán on 086 1664222.

CELTIC STEPS THE SHOW: With its Abbeyfeale connections (Murphys, Prendeville, Sweeneys) will be on stage at the Killarney Racecourse and the Brandon Conference Centre all summer long. Bookings on sales or 0646618933.

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.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – will take place from Sept. 1st to the 6th and will be led by Bishop Ray. Flights will be from Kerry Airport and bookings can be made through Marian Pilgrimages Dublin. Phone 01-8788159.

CHANGE A LIFE. Children and young people in your community urgently need the opportunity to be cared for in a loving and caring home. Find out more at, Freephone 1800 226 771 or

email tusla.fostering

SWIM: The Annual Glin Swim will take place on 29th July, in aid of Cliona’s Foundation.

INSTRUMENTS: The Library Services and Environment Office of Kerry County Council and Music Generation Kerry are asking for disused musical instruments.

SEISIÚN: Shows will be held by Templeglantine Comhaltas Branch at the Devon Inn Hotel on Thursday nights commencing on July 13 at 8pm. Seisun Bruach na Carraige Rockchapel on Tuesday nights at 9pm . Admission €5.

PRESIDENT Michael D. Higgins recently awarded 98 young people for their outstanding commitment to personal development and contribution to society. Three young people from Kerry were among those who received Awards in a ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin.

TALK: on Monday evening when Nicky McAuliffe delivered a talk at the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee on Monday 10th on The Music of North Kerry 1650-1900′. There were also audio pieces from the past and some memorabilia.

SONG: Karen Trench Ballydonoghue Lisselton CCÉ taking part in the opening Concert in Dúchas Comhaltas Centre 9th June 2023.

RACES Killarney begin on Monday, July 17. The Galway Races start on Monday, July 31.

VINCENTS’S SHOP Patrick St. Listowel, massive end of season sale begins Wednesday 19th July, of all Men’s, Ladies & Children Clothes. Opening hours Wednesday to Friday 10am to 5pm & Saturday 10am to 1pm.

CASTLE in Listowel and Newcastlewest: Both castles are open to visitors for the summer months. There will be guides available to conduct tours.

BASTILE Day Ireland 2023 will have a national dimension with the in person events at The Church Bar & Restaurant in Dublin along with selected Dublin City libraries Film screenings, and an online programme featuring movies, quiz, Children’s drawing competition and Cooking competition

MUNSTER Fleadh in Tralee was wasted on the ordinary person on the street. Hundreds of musicians and dancers, most of them isolated from the local community at the university campus. Even the two hour historical walk around Tralee was poorly attended, despite having a very knowledgeable and experienced guide.

DANAHER MCGRATH TRUST; There are a number of Scholarships ranging from a minimum of €2000 to a maximum of €5000. Applications forms are available from secondary schools in Abbeyfeale, Newcastle West and Tarbert or through Purtill Woulfe Murphy Solicitors in the square, Abbeyfeale (068 31106) or email fosullivan or mhealy . Closing date is 31st August 2023.

THATCH Lisselton Rock Festival runs from 21st to 22nd of July.

NEW TAXI; Ronnie Murphy who has set up a taxi business in Abbeyfeale. Contact number is 087 1681389.

TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency, are currently recruiting foster carers to meet the growing demands for placements, please call 1800 226 771.

YOUTH 2000 Summer Festival, young people aged 16-35, Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare, Thurs.10th-Sun.13th Aug. The festival includes inspiring talks, music, prayer, workshops, and Mass. Donation only. Buses from all over Ireland. More info. & to book

RUN: Annual Dan Paddy Andy run set for August 6th in Lyreacrompane – the 5k/10k run and walk – is now open for registration.

MILK: According to the chair of the Irish Farmers’ Association dairy committee, Stephen Arthur, there is now a “real risk” of family farms going out of business because inflationary trends – particularly in relation to feed and fertiliser – have pushed the cost of producing milk so high.

“Supermarkets cutting the price of milk are not reflecting this – they’re using milk as a lost leader to bring in the consumers but they’re also not cutting the price of convenience food which in some instances has gone up rapidly – look at the price of a loaf of bread today compared to where it was a year ago.

“When consumers buy a litre of milk less than 10% of that may be going to a farmer and the reality is that the supermarket is claiming the biggest margin when it comes to milk price.

“The cost of production for farmers is running at between 37-39c/l. We now have some co-ops who paying farmers below the cost of the production for milk.

COWS: A Fianna Fáil MEP has sounded a note of caution about a proposed scheme to reduce the number of dairy cows in the country by paying farmers to exit the industry.

FARMING to change:

RTE Investigates programme shows how, at some Irish mart sales, animals couldn’t even be given away free and a few of the many thousands were handled, a bit like how the older generation, remembers school. It was filmed by Matt Naughton. Journalists spent over five months investigating the story. The same rough shots were highlighted over and over again.

FARMING Podcasts;

WORLDVISION: An estimated 108.4 million people worldwide have been forced to flee their homes, according to a 2022 analysis from the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR). This figure includes refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced people, and other individuals in need of international protection. The war in Ukraine, which triggered Europe’s largest displacement crisis since World War II, has played a significant role in the rise. At the end of 2022, 52% of the world’s refugee population came from Syria, Ukraine, and Afghanistan.

GARDEN was a great place to spend time while RTE were doing their washing last week. Plentiful growth in weeds, blight in potatoes also. Blackbirds, only saw one, the berries now ripe and no sign of them robbing fruit.

SCHOOL Uniforms, details at Little Rascals 087 7720 690.

NEW MOON on 17th of July. Weather changeable and many heavy short showers. Some have been drawing home the turf. Most days suitable for walks or a visit to Ballybunion. Pity the greenway is seldom used at present, as access to it is limited. Considering the millions and all the CO2 involved in its construction, it looks at present a White Elephant.

ORGANIC: Submissions on Ireland’s new strategic plan for the development of the organic sector up until 2030 can be made until the deadline on Friday, August 18, 2023.

TARBERT ACTIVE RETIREMENT– (over 55’s) meet in Tarbert Bridewell every Friday between 10.30am and 12 Noon. We have different activities every week followed by refreshments. New Members are welcome.


THOUGHT: If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. —Henry David Thoreau

FEAST of St. Mary Magdalene is celebrated on Friday 22nd July. She stood at the foot of the cross and also met Jesus in the garden after his resurrection from the dead. Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is celebrated on Sunday 16th July. The first Carmelites were Christian hermits living on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land 800 years ago.

HEALING Journey with Tricia Healy- 23Jul. Trisha is a psychotherapist and artist specialising in serious illness and end of life care. Tricia chats about her own unique life experiences.

Weekly Radio Programme – Horizons on Radio Kerry at 9 am followed by Mass from Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church Tralee.

HELPLINES: HSE Mental Health Information Line 1800111888. Senior Line Friendly Listening Service 1800 804591.

GARDA: Name: Kennelly, Michael Joseph – Rank: Garda- Reg No:1408

Station: Maam, Co. Galway- Years of Service:11


Michael Kennelly, born on 26th January, 1896, came from Ahannanagha, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. He joined An Garda Síochána 30th May, 1922. Garda Kennelly served from 1916-1922 in the 8th Battalion, Kerry No. 1 Brigade. He was married with two children. Garda Kennelly also served in Galway, Monivea, Derrybrien, Letterfrack, Leenane, Clifden and Killimor.


On 18th January, 1934, Garda Michael Kennelly, with Sergeant Forde, were returning to Maam Garda Station after escorting a female patient to Ballinasloe Mental Hospital. On driving through Galway the hackney car in which they were travelling approached the Woodquay area. It was a dark wet night. The vehicle left the roadway and entered the River Corrib at Woodquay. Garda Kennelly was drowned.

GARDA RUN: The ‘Great Garda Run 2009’ event will see 150 members of An Garda Síochána participate in the Chicago Marathon next Sunday, the 11th October 2009, in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation. The ‘Great Garda Run 2009’ participants will be joined in Chicago, by former World Champion: Eamonn Coghlan; Singer/Songwriter: Ronan Keating and Media Presenter Shane O’ Donoghue, as Official ‘Team Patrons’.

All members of the ‘Great Garda Run 2009’ Team will personally fund all expenses incurred in this trip and therefore, every cent raised by them in this initiative, will go directly to the Marie Keating Foundation. In total, the 150 Gardaí are aiming to raise over €250,000 for this Charity, which will be specifically used to purchase, resource and maintain a ‘Mobile Information Unit’, to aid the early detection of Cancer.


  1. Gerry Nevin says

    Wondering if anyone has any information or knowledge of Margaret Histon née Costello/Relihan who died in 1954 and buried in Old graveyard Knockanure. Any information would be appreciated.

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