Knockanure Notes – 22nd August 2021


As the former parish secretary, Jackie, has moved away, we have a vacuum.  This needs to be filled by somebody who can take care of the day to day running of the parish office (noting bookings for Mass, Baptisms, Marriages, other), recording of accounts of various types; dealing with bills and related issues; banking, registrations and some house-keeping—approximately 10 hours a week to be arranged. If interested, please send a note to me with some background on or before Sunday August 29th. For further details, please drop by or phone. Fr Brendan 068 49308 or email: [email protected]

PLEASE note Presbytery/Office: 068 49308, there are Mass Cards available at the Parish Office

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Ray.

Bishop Ray sent a message which was distributed last weekend.   He wished to thank all for their contributions over the past eighteen months.   He regretted that many had been deprived of Mass and he hopes we will soon return to some form of normality.   He expressed desire that Confirmations and Communions can take place as soon as possible.

DEATH of Patricia (Pat) Morton, Kilmorna, Listowel, who died on Sunday, August 15th 2021, at University Hospital, Kerry. Pat is very sadly missed by her husband Keith, daughters Catherine and Rebecca.

DEATH Amanda Kinsella of Bennekerry, Carlow, following an accident. Daughter of Michael and Patricia and sister of David and Aishling. Amanda will be sadly missed by her heartbroken parents, sister, brother, partner Brendan Galvin and the Galvin Family, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, neighbours, friends, work colleagues in Bahrain and all her friends in the GAA Community.

DEATH: Monica Prendiville, nee O’Mahony, Glenlarhan, Cordal, Castleisland, and late of Camp East, Castleisland. Former National President of the I.C.A., on August 14th 2021. Her sister Rosalie O’Mahony, also died on August 14th 2021 in California.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Billy O’Gorman, Jack Martin Mulvihill, Elsie O’Sullivan, Joan Keane ,Madge Fitzgerald, Betty Nash, Joan McCarthy, Bridie Moore, Mary McLaughlin, Sr. Paschal Hegarty, Geraldine Hegarty, Peggy Enright, Sr. Columba Relihan, Pat Mulvihill, Phil Kerins, Mass Moyvane;  Sat Aug 21 at 7:30pm  Private intention; Sun Aug 22 at 11am –for  Jack Martin Mulvihill of Glenalappa and son    Martin,(Nenagh), ( Anniversary); Mon Aug 23rd at 7:30pm a  Private Intention; Tues Aug 24th at 7.30pm a  Private Intention; Wed Aug 25th at 7.30pm a Private Intention; Thurs Aug 26th at    7:30 pm for Bridie Moore, Glenalappa.(Anniversary); Fri Aug 27th at 7:30 pm. Private intention.

Mass Knockanure on Sun 22nd August at  9:30am a  Private intention.

FEAST of St. Bartholomew, the Apostle is celebrated on Tues. 24th Aug.  He is said to

have preached the Gospel in India.  St. Batt’s well in Coolard (Lisselton Parish) is still visited by people doing the ‘rounds’.

ADORATION in Listowel Church, takes place every Wednesday straight after 10.30am. Mass for an hour unless a funeral takes place on the day there will be no adoration.

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Doreen Corridan has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Munster Bovine, the company provides genetic and related products and services to herd owners in Munster.

Doreen is a native of the parish and she is a Vet and a PhD.

Kingdom Trad Orchestra will hold their first term of 15 weeks at Siamsa Tire, beginning on Sept 4th.

CLASS: Delia O’Donoghue has a family pottery workshop at Upper Main Street, Castleisland, Delia can be contacted at 086 1594788.

JOBS: The Range has over 180 stores in the UK and Ireland. They plan to have 80 jobs at a store in Manor West later this year. April 2020, Debenhams went into liquidation, resulting in the loss of over 1,000 jobs nationally and over 100 jobs in Kerry.

CE Scheme; find out more info, please contact Jackie Kissane on 0863266991.

OFFICE: The Tarbert Business Centre is located at the “Old Presbytery” Tarbert, where our Parish Office is located. We have fully serviced office accommodation available for short and long-term leasing in this most stunning of locations at very competitive rates. You can download the brochure from the website –  Contact James Lavery (087-7838198) or Paddy Creedon (087-2532011) for further details.

FULL Moon was on 22nd of Aug.

UPDATE Heart Start Moyvane/Knockanure, We have located an AED at Gael Bridge, on the corner of Ahavoher Graveyard, next to Finucane’s Funeral Home (Eircode V31 PE02). This completes our phase2 plan for the Knockanure/Kilmorna area, with x3 public AEDs now located in Kilmorna, Knockanure & Gael Bridge. Our thanks to everyone involved in this project. 13 people die from a cardiac arrest in Ireland every day.

MACRA are having a Know Your Neighbour Month, they distributing, teabags, biscuits and connection cards.

SUBMIT your articles or photos for the 2021 edition of BPM now. Please forward by emailing [email protected]


SCHOOL: The cost of sending a child to primary school this this autumn is€1,200, up €63 on last year, while parents of secondary school children cost €1,491, which is up from €1,467 last year. According to survey carried out by the Irish League of Credit Unions.

GRANTS: Kerry County Council schemes allows for the following eligible works: Replacement of existing shopfront with traditional painted wooden shopfront or contemporary design to a maximum of €4,000. Replacement of signage with traditional wooden fascia with wooden/hand painted lettering or contemporary design. Careful illumination and lighting of architectural features of buildings. Improvements to shopfront window displays and staging carries a maximum of €4,000 grant. De-cluttering of shop-fronts, e.g. removal of redundant wiring/poles/signs to a maximum of a €2,000 grant. Painting of building/shopfront in local authority pre-agreed colours carries a maximum of a €1,500 grant. Green enhancement of entrances/terraces with planting has a maximum grant of €500. The scheme has an applied maximum overall grant for any one building of €8,000.

Details and application forms for the towns in the scheme are available on:

TRIATHLON in Glin cancelled again this year, the Estuary swim was also cancelled last month. Virtual Limerick Women’s Marathon will take place 0n 25th and 26th of September.

CHARITY Cycle on the Limerick Greenway on 11th Sept in aid of Little Blue Heroes Foundation.

VEHICLE Run: Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Vehicle run, begins at the Mart in Castleisland at noon on Sept 5th.

TOKYO: there will be 29 athletes competing at the Paralympic Games for Team Ireland including, Eight Athletes Named to Represent Ireland in Para Athletics, which will take place from 24 August-5 September 2021.

BOOK: A Grieving Daughter’s Heart- This book faces the reality of grief, its ebb and flow. A Grieving Daughter’s Heart catalogues in vivid detail Majella’s struggle to come to terms with her loss while experiencing the collective grief brought on by the pandemic.

Book on the Crosby’s of Cork, Kerry, Laois and Leinster, by Michael Christopher Keane is now available locally.

TRAINING: Cycle Against Suicide are working to train and deploy a network of ‘Community Buddies’ into communities in Kerry and all across Ireland.    The Community Buddy programme is peer to peer support and is centred around a structured but supportive conversation in a safe and non-judgemental space.  It allows an individual to discuss how they are coping or not coping and working with the Buddy to discuss (and co-produce) ways of moving forward to overcome the challenges.

The training to become a Community Buddy is 2 full days or four evenings currently being delivered via zoom.

Full details are available at:

COURSE: Recovery Haven Kerry are starting a six-week course titled ‘Building Better

Caregivers’.  This course starts on Tuesday Sept 14th and is an online

programme for those supporting a loved one with cancer.  If you are interested

in this course, please contact Reception on 066 7192122 for more details.


CASTLE in Castleisland;

THE SEASON OF CREATION is marked throughout the Christian world from September 1st to October 4th (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) and celebrates the joy of creation as well as encouraging awareness-raising initiatives to protect the natural environment. The theme for this year is ‘Restoring Our Common Home’.  During  this  season  we  are  asked  to  join together  to  celebrate  creation  and  protect  our common home through prayer, reflection and action.

WORLD  DAY  OF  PRAYER  FOR  THE  CARE  OF CREATION:  Wednesday  September  1st,  Opening Prayer & Event in the Town Park, Tralee at 3pm.

LATIN MASS will  be  offered,  29th August   at 1.00pm at  the  Church  of  the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee, by Fr. Martin Hegarty.  For more information contact                            [email protected]

SEASON  OF  CREATION  WEBINAR :  Thursday September 16th at 8pm: ‘Caring for God’s Creatures’

PAT FEELEY ON LYRIC FM: The River Men, a documentary originally broadcast in 1981, Pat Feeley meets with people from all walks of life as he travels along the banks of the River Feale which has its origins in Co. Cork. Pat Feeley can be listened to again on the RTE Lyric FM Player.

NIGHT IN THE ROCK:  The Seisiún” is on in Bruach Na Carraige, Rockchapel every Tuesday during August. Due to restrictions, it is essential to book in advance by phoning 087 9921 119.

FLEADH Fest is an exciting initiative being undertaken by Comhaltas Units during 2021, in circumstances when normal Fleadh Cheoil activity is not possible. FleadhFest is the story of Comhaltas told from the point of view of each County and Province –


MUSIC: Tralee Music Re:vival programme. Featuring six local bands, playing over three evenings in a series of socially distanced concerts, in Pearse Park on August 26th, 27th and 28th.

Tickets will be sold in pods of a maximum 6 people. Tickets at Eventbrite on


CULTURE Night; Kerry County Museum and St John of God Kerry Services will host an exhibition and launch their new music video, Friday, September 17.

Vintage Tractor parade Knockanure



AUBANE SOCIAL CLUB: Drive in concert with Neily O’Connor on Sunday 12th September between 2.00 & 4.00p.m.  Admission €10 per car. Complimentary tea & coffee served on the day. Face painting for children. To pre-book your car contact Noreen: (087) 9486673.



Ennis 18 August 2021 and Ennis Fleadh 2017.


THE FUTURE viability of Moneypoint Power Station has been thrown a much needed lifeline under a new proposed offshore wind development project, which has the potential to generate enough energy to power up 1.5 million homes reports Dan Danaher.

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Moneypoint was constructed in 1980s at a cost of more than £700m.


JOBS: Plans to be lodged for €400m data centre in Ennis …

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By Gordon Deegan. Plans are to be lodged for a €400m one million sq ft data centre on the outskirts of Ennis early next year. The planned data centre will be the largest in the west of Ireland since the ill-fated 200,000 sq ft data centre planned by Apple for Athenry.

AGE ACTION’S CARE AND REPAIR prioritises carrying out jobs in the homes of older people who

are being discharged or have recently been discharged from hospital.

If someone is coming out of hospital, no matter where they live, we would support them to make sure their home is safe. It’s a free service delivered nationwide. Contact 087 1956047 if you have any queries. ——————-

Family Carers of older people in Cork & Kerry, by offering the opportunity to work with the Carer. For more information you can visit the projects website on

LEGION: To celebrate the 100 years of the Legion of Mary on September 7th. They will have an online worldwide consecration to Jesus through Mary on the 8th September, preceded by 33 days of preparation.  Nightly at 8 p.m. on zoom.  ID: 8114083503.  Password: 876433.

RADIO Maria  broadcasts Mass, Rosary, Divine Mercy Hour etc daily. It has many interesting programmes.. The easiest way to tune in is via the television, Saorview channel 210, (if you go forward one channel from RTE1 you get RTE2, if you go back one from RTE1 you

get Radio Maria). There is also a mobile App. For info  visit

FOOD FAIR: Listowel Food Fair 4th November 2021 – 8th November 2021- Family & Children, Festivals, Food & Drink. Since its inception in 1995, the Listowel Food Fair has continued to develop successfully and is now an established event in the calendar of Kerry festivals. The key object of the Food Fair is to increase to the awareness of the range and quality of …

4th November 2021 – 8th November 2021

IRISH in America. Use the links on the left side bar to browse the sections–-part-2

These letters are now found in the records stored at the US National Archives in College Park, MD.  The paper records are arranged in books by year and subdivided by topic. Sample of names below.


Joseph GREEN born 1914-05-03 at Waterbury, CT now residing Tullamore, Co Offaly; father John GREEN born Co Kerry died in 1918; mother Mary nee NEVILLE is deceased; grandmother Mrs NEVILLE and brother John N. GREEN and aunt Mrs RICHMINER reside Waterbury, CT; sister Gertrude GREEN resides Tullamore date 1935-09-04

Jeremiah HANNAFIN born 1900-06-07 at Ballybiggaw, Co Kerry immigration visa from US Consul at Moncton, New Brunswick date 1924-08-21

Rev. Cornelius HAYES born 1883-06-24 Farranfore, Co Kerry, RC Clergy, visa to Hartford, CT date 1917-10-15

Edmund HORGAN born 1894-10-04 Clandouglas, Co Kerry, student visa to Philadelphia date 1917-10-30

Michael HORGAN born 1893-09-10 Clandouglas, Co Kerry, student visa to Philadelphia date 1917-10-31

Jeremiah LEAHY deceased, of Knockanure, Co Kerry, his sister Margaret LEAHY married Mr SHEEHY, had a daug Bridget SHEEY who married Mr TOOLE – her son Alphonsus TOOLE resides Waterbury, CT date 1914-09-22

Rev. Timothy LEAHY born 1894-11-09 at Athea, Co Limerick, son of James LEAHY; emigrated 1919, resided Muscatine, IA; brother William LEAHY resides S. Spalding Ave, Chicago, IL date 1930

John W. MAHONEY Private, Co F 30th Inf mother Mrs Bridget MAHONEY, Coolheragh, Co Kerry, date 1919-01-27

Michael MAHONEY died 1922-05-10, served in Battery D, 14th Field Artillery, US Army, survived by his mother Mrs Norah MAHONEY resides Knockneeahone, Co Kerry date 1923-01-11

Michael MANGAN born 1895-10-07 Kilfeighney, Co Kerry, student, visa Philadelphia date 1917-10-20

Timothy MANGAN born 1889-08-22 at Gurrane, Co Kerry, son of Michael MANGAN & Margaret FOLEY, died 1918-08-12 from wounds, Private, Co A, 363rd Infantry, brother Daniel MANGAN resides Garrane, Co Kerry; father resides Palo Alto, CA date 1922-05-01

James J. McCARTHY died 1918-08-13 from wounds, Corporal, Co D, 132nd Infantry, Mrs Hannah McCARTHY & brother Justin & sister Mrs P. J. GRIFFIN reside, Clash, Co Kerry, brother Patrick John McCARTHY, Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL, sister Florence McCARTHY, W 47th Pl, Chicago, date 1922-05-01

Patrick McCARTIN late Private, 3rd Cavalry son of Patrick McCARTIN, who was born June 1859 Gortletteragh, Co Leitrim, & Bridget BREEN, she was born May 1860 Co Kerry; they married 1890-02-18 now reside Drimgowna, Mohill, Co Leitrim – 6 children Annie, 30 yrs married Peter DOONAN & reside Newark, NJ, Joseph died as child, Patrick deceased soldier, John Joseph, 22 yrs, Edward 20 yrs, Mary 17 yrs date 1920-07-28

Patrick J. McDONNELL born 1894-04-07 Ballylongford, Co Kerry, emigrated 1913, served in 61st Infantry, 5th Division, AEF, resided West Hoboken, NJ & Lincoln Place, Brooklyn, NY date 1920-12-04

Michael MORIARTY alias John GORMAN born Listowel, Co Kerry, resides Kenmare Union, then Belfast, US Navy pension 36252, Spanish War date 1907-10-25

Andrew MORIARTY, Caherfillane, Keel, Castelmaine, Co Kerry, son died while in US Army – checks lost when the mail was raided date 1921-06-28

John MURPHY died, Private, 1cl, Co C or G, 310th Infantry, mother Mrs Bridget MURPHY & brother Daniel reside Glenbeigh, Co Kerry, sister Mrs John J. JONES resides Co Longford, sister Mrs Nellie MURPHY resides Landon St, Providence, RI date 1922-05-01

John MURPHY born 1901-04-29 at Brackhill, Co Kerry immigration visa from US Consul at Moncton, New Brunswick date 1924-08-21

William MURPHY of Listowel, Cleveragh, Co Kerry, served Co G, 23rd KY Infantry, US pension cert # 1015966 date 1906-04-19

Michael Joseph NOLAN died 1931-05-14 on board S. S. STUTTGART approaching Galway, Ireland; wife resides New Brighton, Staten Island, NY sister Mrs Martin SHEEHY resides Renagown, Co Kerry date 1931-05-21

Patrick O’BRIEN died 1918-10-06 from wounds Private, Co M, 18th Infantry, parents Patrick & Johanna O’BRIEN & sister Mary reside Minard, Dingle, Co Kerry, aunt Mary O’BRIEN, Fern St, Hartford, CT, brother Thomas O’BRIEN, Beach St, Hartford, CT date 1922-05-01

Mortimer O’CONNOR of Abbeydorney, Co Kerry, declared intent 1892 at Seattle, WA, resided Alaska, visiting friends in Ireland date 1916-05-19

Thomas O’CONNOR born 1886 ? Listowel, Co Kerry emigrated 1896 now resides Syracuse, NY date 1935-07-18

Rev. James O’DONNELL native of Co Kerry, Catholic priest, visa to visit friends in NY date 1919-03-15

Thomas O’DONOVAN deceased Sergeant, Co L 165th Infantry mother Mary O’DONOVAN, 72 yrs, Glenflesk, Killarney, Co Kerry, son John lives with her date 1920-12-23

John O’DOWD late soldier Co I 148th or 248th Infantry parents James & Johanna O’DOWD, Knockavrogeen, East Dingle, Co Kerry and Mr & Mrs Thomas Curran ; US Addr Woodhull St, Brooklyn date 1919-07-19

Thomas O’HALLERAN born circa 1898 of Ballyduff, Co Kerry, stowaway on SS New York, date 1920-05-08



Scientists at the Swansea University Medical School in the UK have found that a traditional Irish folk medicine could help to address healthcare’s ongoing antibiotic resistance problem.


They noted that soil samples came from grasslands in Northern Ireland contained a previously unfound strain of bacteria, which has “remarkable” medicinal properties. Investigations revealed that this strain stopped the growth of MRSA and three other superbugs, researchers noted in Frontiers in Microbiology.

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