Knockanure Notes — 1st February, 2023

RAMBLING HOUSES: Every 1st Thursday of each month there is a Rambling House in the Community Centre in Knockanure.. All musicians, singers’ dancers and storytellers are most welcome to attend. Knockalougha on the 3rd. Tuesday of the month.

“Trad Scene” on West Limerick 102FM traditional music and song on Saturday evening 6-8pm, with Mike Barrett.

NEK Community Responder Group will be holding their AGM in Knockanure Community Centre on 16th February at 8pm.

BLOOD Transfusion Service, are holding a Clinic for donations in the Community Centre Ballybunion, Thurs. 2nd Feb.’23, from 16:45 – 20:00. To book appointment please phone 1800 222 111.

PARISH: Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. 2nd Collection weekend 28th & 29th Jan. for the Needs of the Holy Land.

Pastoral Council meets 7th Feb. at 7.30pm. Items to be discussed to the Office by Feb. 4th please.

YOUTH Leadership training for 14-19 year olds in a parish setting open to all young people in all parishes. The Training day will be on the 11th February in Listowel provided by our diocesan youth team. Contact Brian on 0874545409 if interested.

THANKS: Kerry Branch of Samaritans would like to thank all parishioners for their continued support of the Christmas Collection, total collected Moyvane €1,344.21 and Knockanure €441.45, much appreciated.

DEATH of John Buckley, Rush, Dublin, and late of Moyvane, and An Post) on Jan 27,2023, husband of the late Kathleen; sadly missed by his sons John, Nor and Tim, daughter Bridget, son in law Simon, daughters in law Carolyn and Donna, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Funeral mass on Monday at St. Maur’s Church, Rush followed by burial in Whitestown Cemetery, Rush.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Eddie Morrissey, Dick Stack, John Moloney, Mike Leahy, Paddy Brouder, Mae Relihan, Liam Finucane, Sr. Immaculata Buckley, Kathy Scollard, Mai Kelliher, Kitty Curtin, Maureen Fitzgerald, Ralph Toomy, Eamon Pelican, Eileen O’Loughlin, Sr. Sacred Heart Meade, Bridget Brosnan, Nora Mary Stack, Sr. Joan Curtin, Denny Mulvihill, Patricia McCarthy, Frank O’Dowd, John Corridan, Bridget Leonard, Mary O’Carroll, Jerry Codogan, Bridget Rowley, Ned O’Keeffe,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.28th Jan.’23 Moyvane for Peter McGrath (3rd Aniv.) and John McGrath (2nd Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.29th Jan.’23 Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Mike Joe, Eilly Mai, Seamus & Tom O’Flaherty, The Village, (Aniv.’s) at 11.00am;

Tues.31st Jan.’23 Moyvane for Peg Beasley nee Fitzmaurice, Recently deceased in the UK, formerly Glenalappa at 10.00am; Weds.1st Feb.’23 Knockanure -St. Brigid’s Day Private Intention at 10.00am;

Thurs.2nd Feb.’23 Moyvane The Presentation of the Lord, Mass and St. Blaise Blessing- Michael Feury (Aniv.), Glenalappa & deceased members of the Feury family at 10.00am

Fri.3rd Feb.’23 Knockanure- St. Blaise, Mass and Blessing Private Intention (Please Note NO morning Mass) at 7.30pm; Sat.4th Feb.’23 Moyvane for John Moloney & Parents Mick & Mary (Aniv.) Clarr at 7.30pm; Sun.5th Feb.’23 Knockanure for Jerry & Mary Enright (Aniv.) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Bridie Shine, Recently Deceased and Jack Shine (3rd Aniv.) Glin Rd. and deceased members of the Shine families at 11.00am.


Latin Mass on Sunday 29 Jan at noon in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Tralee.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; Lotto Results from Tuesday 24th January. Jackpot was €7,400.

Numbers Drawn: 3, 9, 20, and 32. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Ann Stack, c/o Teresa Collins; 2. Rose Costello, Kilmorna; 3. John Looney, Rea, Kilmorna; 4. Jacko Connor, Moyvane, and 5. Lily Moore, Tralee. Next draw on Tuesday 31st January in the clubhouse and jackpot will be €7,500.

All are welcome. Lotto Results from Thursday 19th January (Draw postponed due to road/weather conditions). Jackpot was €7,300, Numbers Drawn: 14, 15, 22, and 30 No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Neil O Mahony, c/o New Kingdom Bar; 2. John Shanahan, c/o Kevin’s Bar;

3. Maeve Holly, c/o New Kingdom Bar; 4. Con Lynch, Gortdromagouna, and 5. Denis Flavin, Kilmeaney. New walkway is being put in place around the local football pitch.

JUVENILE BADMINTON Moyvane: Friday February 3rd Speedy’s Bar is holding a fundraiser for the local Juvenile club.

SINGING CLUB: The club will meet in Philip Enrights on Church St. Abbeyfeale on Friday, February 3 at 9pm.

BEST Wished to Paddy Dalton of Direen who recently celebrated his 80th birthday.


On Saturday 4th February 2023 there is a Rock music night happening not to be missed. Tomáisíns in Lisselton V31 DE68 will be hosting a huge line up for a Palliative Care Unit, University Hospital Kerry fundraiser in memory of Billy Leahy, Trien, Kilmorna. Organised by his friends the impressive line up will include well known local artists Mudcat kicking off proceedings followed by headline act Whiplash – Metallica Tribute Band with the night being rocked away by the entertaining DJ Martin Behan. Tickets just €10 for this mega night.

All proceeds going to Palliative Care Unit UHK with a growing number of impressive spot prizes to be raffled on the To support this wonderful cause tickets are available from Brian (087) 1497210, John (087) 2116353 & Dave (087) 7584129. Tickets will also available at the door. Don’t miss out buy your tickets now in support of a great cause and what is planned to be a fantastic night out.

Billy was a heavy metal rocker fanatic all his life. Always bestowing his love of rock (heavy rock) to both family and friends. Billy was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in October 2021 and whilst he faced this disease with tremendous courage and strength, he passed away on February 17th 2022. He spent a time within the Palliative Care Unit in UHK where the care, support and treatment were out of this world. He received the best care from the best team. His family will be forever grateful to this incredible team for what they did for Billy. This event is a fitting tribute to Billy and supports an amazing cause.

Unfortunately so many have been touched by this awful disease and this facility in Tralee, like so many more around the country, has offered patients superior patient care always. All proceeds from this rock night go towards the Palliative Unit, UHK. We appreciate your support!

ST JOHNS Listowel; Feb. 2nd- Piano Concert with David Syme; Concert with Norina Kennedy, Oisin Mac Diarmada, Mirella Murray and Donagh Hennessy on Wed 8th, and Concert with Sarah McQuaid on Thursday 9th , contact info or box office at 068 22566.

PLAY: Athea Drama Group, this year’s production “The Anniversary” on February 9th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 18th & 19th of February. Booking lines open. 087 6926746.

DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE:, Divine Mercy conference Saturday, February 18 RDS Dublin.

HELPLINE: Senior Line Friendly Listening Service 1800 804591.

ART in the Park artists exhibition at Kerry County Museum, Tralee, visitors are welcome to visit Tuesdays to Saturdays 9.30am to 5pm until April 2023.

ICA Competitions in Drama, Photography and Irish, details from 086 60 77 200.

SUPPORT: €50 million has been allocated among all local authorities based on the number of new arrivals located there. It is designed to support those communities who have welcomed and are hosting families and citizens from Ukraine and other countries.

GRANTS: funding of almost €300,000 is available for projects supporting agrifood tourism initiatives (which may also include rural food markets). The maximum amount payable to any project is €25,000. Applications should be made via the Call for Proposals application form which is available here

FOOD Waste Estimator was launched recently by Kerry Group to coincide with UN International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste Reduction.

WATER: Irish Water are to achieve a national leakage rate of 25 per cent by the end of 2030.

Locals are amazed at the amount of time and cost in replacing a local water pipe. 50 years ago locals with a back actor on tractor done the job in a month and it was a success.

FOREST: Ireland has not submitted its completed application for state aid approval on its national forestry programme to the EU Commission, Minister of State with responsibility for forestry Pippa Hackett, said recently.

ARTS: Markievicz Award 2023 for artists , contact Arts Council.

Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2023. The scheme also supports the purchase of essential equipment. Submit your application via our online grants system by Monday 20th February 2023 at 5.00pm.

FULL Moon on 5th. Nice mild weather a welcomed after some slippery days, earlier, plants and bulbs are coming to life, even the nettle is starting to emerge.

BRIDGID’S NS, DUAGH; You are invited to join celebrate Duagh NS, Golden Jubilee on Friday next, 3rd February at 10.30am in our school hall. A day of celebration for our families and friends of our school community both past and present. Tea and refreshments will be served after the blessing of the school.

STUDY THEOLOGY, is this for you? The Priory Institute provides online Theology courses to degree level. Attend

Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Register before February 8.


TOTUS TUUS EUCHARISTIC CONFERENCE 2023 is live on radio maria Ireland from 2pm on Saturday 4th February. Speakers include Fr. Columba Mary Toman O.P, Fr. Patrick Cahill O.J.S.S, Fr. Patrick lagan (Derry diocese), Maura Murphy (holy family mission). Radio Maria Ireland can be listened to by downloading the radio maria Ireland app, Saorview channel 210 or listen live at (01)4373277.

CANDLEMAS DAY: THURSDAY – Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord –

FEAST of St Blaise on Fri 3rd. Feast of St. John Bosco, the founder of the Salesian Order and patron saint of young people celebrated on Tuesday 31st January.

SAINT Brigid’s Crosses are made by many at this time.

SICK: World day of Prayer for the sick takes place on Saturday 11am February.

FIRST Saturday devotions will take place on the 4th Feb. at 8.45 am in the Church of the Resurrection Killarney. Devotions will begin with the Fatima intentions followed by the Rosary and the celebration of Mass at 9.30am. All will be done with the intention of saving souls and making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, thus fulfilling Our Lady’s request to the Laity to pray for peace.

CAO: Leaving Certificate students can revisit all non-restricted course choices prior to the final closing date on 1st July 2023.

ADULT LITERACY CLASSES starting in The Butler Centre, Listowel. Everyday Maths / Computers for Beginners / Smartphone for Beginners / English As A Second Language (ESOL) for all levels. Please contact Mary 086 7969627.

BADMINTON: The Schools Badminton Tournament took place on the 17th of January in the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre. 10 different schools took part on the day with 37 teams entered. Details

CAR BOOT SALE will be held in Newcastle West Community Centre on Sunday February 12 from 8am to 1pm. To book a place to offer goods for sale call 069-69584.

ICA Abbeyfeale branch will resume meeting at the Adult Education Centre Mountmahon on Tuesday, February 7th. New members welcome.

FROM MAUREEN FINNEGAN: “We are collecting used stamps to help Servite Sisters look after 120 girls in St. Marys Home, Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. The Sisters were providing food, shelter and education to the students up until the military coup 2020 when all schools were shut. Priests in Marley are Servite priests so that is the connection between Ireland and Burma.” Maureen continues; “Thank you to all those people who were collecting stamps pre Covid you can now either drop them into a box which is in the church porch side entrance near the Sacristy side of NCW church or give them to, Maureen Finnegan 087 9845102. Stamps cut from envelope with just one inch around it please – no envelopes. Thank you.”

TEA DANCE: Paddy Quilligan is the attraction for Mary McArthur’s tea dance in Fr. Casey’s Club House, Sunday February 19 from 3-6pm.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT – (over 55’s) are starting back on Feb. 3rd in Tarbert Bridewell between 10.30am and 12 Noon. Different activities every week followed by refreshments. New Members are welcome.

ACTIVE RETIRED GROUP are starting back up on Tuesday 7th February 2:30pm to 4:30pm in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. New members always welcome.

CHURCH: Top 100 Iconic Buildings, Corpus Christi Knockanure was blessed in 1964. It was regarded as a break with traditional architecture, pioneered by Michael Scott and Ronald Tallon (architects). The Church with its podium-like entrance relishes open space, has a flat roof with a series of T beams above the transparent glass front wall, providing abundant light to the interior. The concrete paving of the podium is carried into the church while the entrance is screened by a freestanding box-like structure containing two confessionals, clad in eight panels of teak (Last Supper by Oisin Kelly). The church also has a carved Madonna and child (Imogen Stuart) and Stations of the Cross (wall hangings by Leslie Mac Weeney). This has been adapted from:

DEGREES: Gov. Josh Shapiro signed an executive order opening 92 percent of the state’s government jobs to people without four-year college degrees.

TRAVEL: J1 Programme to US, visit

SAILED Around the World, Conor O’Brien left Foynes on 20th June 1923 and arrived back in Dublin on 19th June 1925.Conor O Brien was born at Cahermoyle House Ardagh on 3rd Nov 1880.

AIR quality on average in homes is 10 times worse than outside air in some cases, according to news report.

WALK Athea GAA track on Tuesday nights for Healthy Athea and Thursday nights for Operation Transformation at 7.30 both nights.

Kilflynn City Running Group will host its half marathon and 10km event at the Stacks Mountain on Saturday April 1, in aid of Brú Columbanus.

ESB Networks to spend €10 billion to develop a smarter and more flexible electricity network for 2030.

HOUSES: two million houses and apartments account for this Countries housing stock, over 700,000 homes and businesses are connected to the national gas grid.

ADAS researcher said an estimated value for the proportion of aphids that carry the Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus. Previously, it was thought that 10% of aphids carry the virus. It’s now believed this figure is closer to 20%.

OILSEED Rape clubroot could last in a field for 20 years or more.

EIGSE around the South Kerry Gaeltacht from February 3 to 5, contact Fíona at (087) 293 1463.

TOASTMASTERS: club meeting on February 6th 2023 at the pastoral centre of Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre in Tralee at 8.00pm. Please call Derry at 086 2580662.

STOLEN collection box; Two men entered the Church of the Assumption in Abbeyfeale on Thursday, January 12 between 5.15 and 5.40 in the evening, anyone with details contact 068 30010.

RENT Scam; To avoid falling victim to such a scam, Garda Finnerty advises students and other renters: Ideally only do business with established bon-fide rental agencies. Always meet a prospective landlord in the accommodation to be rented. Ask for identification, a driver’s licence or photo identification of landlord or letting agent etc. (Take a photo of the document on your phone).

Pay the deposit to the landlord or agent and not the persons leaving the property or courier or any other person. Use cheques or bank drafts to pay the deposit and keep copies of receipts of payments and any correspondence. Ensure keys fit, and sign the rental contract, prior to payment of deposit.

WAR: French President Emmanuel Macron announced Friday that, in response to the ongoing war in Ukraine, his government aims to increase defence spending 40 percent by 2030.

The U.S. and Israel launched their largest joint military exercise recently.

SKULL of St. Thomas Aquinas arrived at the Dominican convent of Toulouse, France in preparation for the order’s celebration of the saint’s 700th anniversary of his canonization in the Catholic Church.

JOB: Life Guards: Every year we have lifeguards at Glin Pier and Kilteery. For more info visit www.

New Pontoon at Glin Pier. Thanks to all involved for making this happen.

Kerry Evening Post 1813-1917, Wednesday, 17 January, 1872; Page: 2


From time to time during Mr. DEASE’S canvass in Kerry, false reports have appeared in some papers respecting it; but, knowing how false these reports were, we contented ourselves with a simple contradiction, as we knew on authority, that in Killarney, Killorglin, and Listowel where all the voters were canvassed he received but fifteen refusals out of about 100 persons canvassed-A few were neutral or undecided how they would vote, but the immense majority were in favour of Mr. DEASE Such being the facts we did not think it worth while going minutely into details. The circumstances, however, connected with Mr. Dease’s attempt to canvass Castleisland compel as to allude to it, as it is right the thinking portion of the public should be made aware of the fruits produced by the Home Rule agitation now being forced on this hitherto peaceable and orderly county-Sorrow, shame, and indignation must be the feelings of every right-thinking Kerry man, be he Protestant or Catholic, layman, or cleric, as he reads the details of a scene, which, though congnial enough with the Communists of Paris in its worst throes, was, we are happy to say, up to this, foreign to the feelings of our countrymen

The deep seated feeling of respect for their religion and its ministers was so implanted in the hearts of our people that party or political passions never seemed to influence this holy sentiment. It was the one bright spot conspicuous in the fierce and augury fends of race and creed, which, unhappily, raged in poor distracted Ireland. Now, however, this feeling of veneration for religion is fast giving way to the teachings of Communist’s, Socialists, and Fenians, who, under the assumed guise of patriotism, are sapping and destroying those sentiments in our people, which were hitherto to us a source of pride and boast. It used to be said it was easy to rouse an excitable race like ours to a great pitch, but the strong sentiment of veneration for religion could not be obliterated from their hearts. Alas! to the disgrace of Kerry, Castleisland has shown how our people are falling away under the evil influences at work upon them. The following is a short narrative of what occurred on the occasion to which we allude : —

On Friday last Mr. DEASE, accompanied by Mr. DANIEL JAMES O’CONNELL , proceeded from Killarney for the purpose of canvassing Castleisland, and, having called on the Venerable Archdeacon O’CONNELL, they with him proceeded on the canvas. They were preceded on their journey from Killarney by one of Mr. Blennerhasset’s spouting agents, a Mr. O’NEILL, from Cork, who, we believe, is a cooper by trade, but who we know has been, before now, an active Fenian, presiding at amnesty meetings, and there preaching Communistic doctrines, pure and simple, such as “that there should be no more rich” and “no more poor,” “no more landlords,” ” that property should be equally divided” and such like poisonous teachings. This Mr. O’NEILL, or as he is sometimes styled, ” General O’NEILL ,” got together some of the lowest rabble of Castleisland, and by holding forth in his usual style, had so wrought on the passion of these wretches, that they lost respect for every thing, human or divine, which this man held up to obloquy.— The result of this organisation was, that as soon as Mr. Dease, his friends, and the respected Parish Priest, commenced their canvass, they were furiously set upon by this mob, many of whom were strangers. These rowdies, under the guidance and at the instigation of O’NEILL , commenced by openly threatening the few voters who were being canvassed, and finding their threats were not producing the desired effect, violently assaulted Mr. DEASE, his friends, and the Parish Priest. Archdeacon O’CONNELL was several times struck and pelted by these so-called Catholics, and the canvass of the “Free and independent electors had to be abandoned.

During this disgraceful scene, it was observed whenever the brutal crowd appeared to flag In their -frenzy O’NEILL again and again excited them to renewed insults and violence. He adopted the ” don’t nail his ears to the pump” style, by crying, ” surely you would not pelt them with dead cats or rats, if you had them Another fact is also worthy of note—when Mr. DEASE , his friends, and the Archdeacon had at length, beaten, braised, and covered with dirt, reached the Parish Priest’s house by a circuitous route, and all appeared to be over O’NEILL rushed forward, and with a mock air of protection raised his hands over Mr. Dease’s head when a regular volley of missiles immediately followed.

This is a strange story to be told of Kerry. All the good feelings which existed between the landlords and tenants, and for which Kerry was so remarkable, where in consequence, agrarian crime was unknown, are now sought to be severed. No wonder Mr. Blennerhassett’s gutter agents should pander to the worst passions of the mob, when that gentleman himself, in a speech delivered at Killarney. Stigmatised the landlord’s of this county as ” Tyrants and ruffians In our humble judgment a very grave responsibility rests on this young gentleman.

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