Knockanure Notes — 26th May, 2021

ROSARY: Fr. Kevin will pray the Rosary on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4pm on the Radio 99.9fm. The Church will be open if anyone would like to come and pray it with him.

SYMPATHY to Dermot Gallagher, Askeaton and the Hennessy family, Glencar on the death of his sister Ella Hennessy whose funeral took place recently.

DEATH has taken place of Tim (Tadhg) Broderick, The Belfry, Cloghers, Tralee, and Duagh. Tim (Tadhg) passed away on May 18th 2021 – husband of Rosemary (Cronin) and father of Donagh, Tadhg and Seán. Survived by his wife, sons, brothers Gerdy and Jack, sisters Nora and Mary, sisters-in-law Bernie and Ann, brothers-in-law Eddie, Vincent and Kieran, nephews, nieces, grandnephew, grandnieces.

DEATH has taken place of Billy McElligott, Coolaclarig, Listowel, on May 15th, 2021. Son of the late Paddy and Eileen. Survived by his brothers Johnny, Paddy, Tom, Mike and David, sisters Noreen and Mary, uncles, aunts, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and his many friends.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Ned Corridan, Sr. Aloysius McElligott, Joe Lyons, Tom Molyneaux, Peg Sheahan, Maureen O’Sullivan, Bibi Dillon, Kathleen Culhane, Mike Joe Cronin, Fiona Moore, Netta O’Flaherty, Sr. Mary Buckley, Sr. Camillus Buckley, Dick Fitzgerald, Brendan Boyer, Mary P Moriarty, Mary O’Donoghue, Tom Lynch, Esther Byrne, Mass Moyvane; Sat 22nd at 7.30pm for Angela Kearney, The Village (Months Mind); Sun 23rd at 11.00am for Bridie Cambell, Aughrim & UK (Anni); Mon 24th at 7.30pm for Tom Molyneaux, Meen, Listowel (Anni) & his parents Nora & Patrick; Tues 25th at 7.30pm for Bibi Dillon, Barragougeen (1st Anni); Wed 26th at 7.30pm for Mike Joe Cronin, Mail Road Cross (1st Anni); Thurs 27th at 7.30pm for Michael Queally, Ballincollig (Anni); Fri 28th at 7.30pm for Pat Joe McEnery, Tubbertoureen (1st Anni); Sat 29th at 7.30pm for Mícheál Mulvihill, Gortdromosillihy (Anni), and Mass on Sun 30th at 11.00am for James Duggan, Murhur (Anni).

Mass in Knockanure on Sun 23rd at 9.30am for Mary O’Carroll, Knockanure at the request of Knockanure Community Centre & Tidy Towns, and Mass on Sun 30th at 9.30am for Willie Pearse, Woodgrove (1st Anni).

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Now that both our Churches are open, just a gentle reminder that there is no offertory collection at Masses during the week. The basket collection will take place at weekend Masses. If you so wish you can drop your offertory envelopes into the post box at the Presbytery door. Many thanks for your continual support.

SACRED HEART NOVENA: From the 3rd to 11th June we will celebrate a very special Sacred Heart Novena. Full details in next week’s Newsletter.

NEW AUXILIARY BISHOP: Fr Martin Ashe of Muckross Road, Killarney was appointed by Pope Francis as Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne. Fr. Martin has served in the diocese of Melbourne for over 40 years.

CD: Deacon Thady and Fergus, Lenten CD Single campaign “We Need Jesus Now More Than Ever” in aid of Trócaire. Donations came to over €4000.

LIBRARY: In line with the latest government guidance, all Kerry Libraries have re-opened and are offering a ‘Browse and Borrow’ service.

SCHOOL Donations; We are nearly there!! Thanks so much to everyone who has donated already. If you would like to donate and help us to get our AstroTurf Play Area then please click on the link.…/knockanure-national-school

CYCLE FOR ARD CHÚRAM; Ring of Kerry Virtual Cycle this year details on or and help to complete the Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre.

AWARDS: Tarbert Comprehensive School Awards Night 2021

BOOK: ‘Rhyming History: The Irish War of Independence and the ballads of atrocity in The Valley of Knockanure’ by Gabriel Fitzmaurice. The book is published by Kerry Writers’ Museum and the North Kerry Literary Trust, and is accompanied by a CD. It is also available in the Museum and other outlets in North Kerry including Woulfe’s Bookshop & Easons, Listowel, Holly’s Gala, Moyvane, Goulding’s Store, Kilmorna, Collin’s Gala, Athea, Brosnan’s Daybreak, Tarbert and Heaphy’s Centra, Ballylongford.

TALK held at Kerry Writers’ Museum last week on Thomas MacGreevy, Born in Tarbert in 1893, who rose to prominence in international society as a distinguished writer, poet, translator, art and literary critic and lecturer during the 1920s, 30s and 40s. His was also Director of the National Gallery of Ireland from 1950 to 1963, and awarded the highest state honours of France and Italy. He died in 1967.

PEG: Glin Development members paid a visit to Peg Prendeville on 21st May 2021 to wish her well on her retirement. Peg will be greatly missed. Peg took great interest in her work, was always supportive of Glin Development and she always accommodated and facilitated the group whenever she was called upon to do so. We wish her the very best in the next chapter of her life.

SUCCESS Stories;

GROW: Get Ireland Growing 2021 is back to help encourage people across the nation to get involved in food growing, we are giving away 1,000 large GROWBoxes to people across Ireland worth €45,000.


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FUND: Limerick City and County Council has received €6.3m for a ‘citizen collaboration project’ under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund.

PADRE Pio May Devotions at Castleisland on Tuesday 18th May at 7.30pm. Witness given by stroke victim Tom Harrington from Crotta. Tom has had to re-jig a massively busy life/work schedule and manage a new pathway. He was associated with Knockanure Community Centre both before his stroke and after for rehabilitation. He gave an inspirational talk, stressing no pain, no gain and also surround yourself with positive people.

COMPETITION: To mark Laudato Si’ Week (16th-24th May) Nano Nagle Birthplace is launching a short story/essay/poetry/song competition. For full details go to Website:

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The support line is open seven days a week, 8am -8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

THEOLOGY: On line Theology Open Day, The Priory Institute provides online Theology courses to degree level. Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Please see to find out more about our Online Open Day on 12 June.

WOMEN Active in Society programme; Women in Farming – Women’s Networks and Participation in Local and Regional Decision Making. Details from

US COMPANY Ortec Inc , construction has begun on its European headquarters, Manufacturing and Operations Centre in Newcastle West. Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Easley, South Carolina.

SCRAP: Glin GAA Club will be hosting a scrap collection over the next 2 weeks. All types of steel, galvanised sleeting, copper piping etc. No gas cylinders. Anyone wishing to drop off any scrap at the GAA grounds can do so on Wednesdays from 9.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Anyone wishing to have scrap collected please contact James on 0872311156 or Jack on 0872289841.

FULL Moon 0n 26th May.

TOURISM: Radio Kerry and Kerry people worldwide are being asked to participate in The Big Invite to help in the recovery of tourism in the county. You are being asked to make short videos, 45 seconds or less, of their favourite part of Kerry and share them on their own social media using the hashtags #radiokerry and #discoverkerry. Images or videos for use may also be submitted by email to: discoverkerry More details can be found on



ADORATION: Eucharistic Adoration is coming back in some churches. Listowel on Wednesdays onwards 11am to 1pm. in front of main altar. If a funeral takes place on a Wednesday there will be no Adoration.

DEATH 2020; After the death in June of 104-year-old Chilean Bishop Bernardino Piñera from pneumonia due to COVID-19, then in November 2020 Bishop Damián Iguacén Borau died at his residence in Huesca in northeastern Spain. He was 104 years old.

MINDING Creative Minds offers a free 24/7 wellbeing & support programme for the Irish Creative Sector. More details (

KERRY International Film Festival seeks an Administration Co-ordinator and Volunteer Film Screeners

The closing dates for these positions is Sunday May 30th, 2021-Administration Co-ordinator details

TRADE: Australian lamb exports into the UK would not do much damage to Irish sheep farmers. But beef imports from Brazil would, according to news reports.

GREENPEACE claim “Plastic waste said to be recycled is being dumped and burned overseas.

CEMENT’S factory manager in Limerick Pat Robinson said: “The EPA decision today provides us with the opportunity to now switch away from the use of imported fossil fuels and play our part in achieving the 2030 alternative fuel target in the government’s Climate Action Plan. Important also, is the fact that this decision will help secure the future of the factory and is an endorsement of all the hard work being done by everyone on the team. We will continue our work with the local community to help provide reassurance that switching fuels will be positive for the area and not negatively impact on air quality or the local environment.” Irish Cement originally sought to change process in 2008.

BLOOD Products in England; As many as 30,000 people were sick after being given factor VIII blood products containing HIV and hepatitis C imported from the US in the 1970s and 80s. About 3,000 haemophiliacs having died to date, according to press reports.

CONGRESS: International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest. The Congress, scheduled for 5-12 September, is also expected to see the attendance of other Church leaders and religious representatives. Among them are Greek and Eastern Catholic Bishops, as well as Orthodox and Protestant guests and representatives of the Jewish community and civil society.

MARIAN Pilgrimages have released their pilgrimage schedule for 2021 & 2022 to Lourdes, Medjugorje, Fatima, Italy & the Holy Land. For more information or to register your interest please visit www.marian.ieor ring Marian Pilgrimages on (01) 878 8159.

NOVENA in honour of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Thursday 3rd to Friday 11th June Theme for the Novena is “Jesus Seeks a Home in our Hearts” .Novena Devotions will begin with Angelus and Prayers at 6pm and Mass will be at 6.10pm in St. John’s Church. Novena will also be streamed live on or

SHANNON: “It isn’t the first time that Shannon has facilitated such training, in fact the majority of all new aircraft models since the 1970s have used Shannon at some time specifically for cross wind component training. It is true what they say every cloud, or in this case gale, has a silver lining,” said Niall Maloney. When the Airbus Beluga XL aircraft arrived from Toulouse for some cross wind training.

QUESTIONS in Parliament.

Land Purchase (Ireland). Mr Michael Flavin Written Answers — May 22, 1912

asked whether the untenanted lands on the estate of John Vesey Fitzgerald, situate near Newtowndillon, North Kerry, have been inspected by the Estates Commissioners with a view to purchase and

Land Purchase (Ireland). Mr Michael Flavin Commons — March 7, 1912

asked whether the right hon. Gentleman can state why the road promised to be made in connection with land purchase in the townland of Aughrim, Newtowndillon, on the Blacker-Douglas estate, has not

Land Purchase (Ireland). Mr Michael Flavin Written Answers — February 12, 1913

asked when the untenanted lands acquired by the Estates Commissioners on the estate of John Vesey Vesey Fitzgerald, Newtowndillon, Listowel, be divided among the poor people of the immediate

Foster Fitzgerald Estate (North Kerry). Mr Michael Flavin Commons — November 24, 1909 asked the Chief Secretary whether he could state when the agreements signed by the tenants to purchase the Foster Fitzgerald estate, near New-towndillon, North Kerry, were lodged with the Estates

RESCUING DISTRAINED PROPERTY IN TRALEE. Mr Thomas Sexton Commons — June 29, 1893

MR. SEXTON (Kerry, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Patrick Enright, farmer, of Baningvogeen, Newtowndillon, County Kerry, was on the 6th instant returned by the Tarbert Petty Sessions Bench for trial at the Tralee Quarter Sessions on a charge of rescue of a cow (his property), seized under a distress warrant; whether the seizure was illegal, not having been effected by or in the presence of the person to whom it was addressed—namely, Matthew Mulvihill, rate collector; whether the attention of the Local Government Board has been drawn to the fact that Mulvihill is bailiff to a local landlord, Captain Leslie, who sat and adjudicated in the case against Patrick Enright, and signed the committal; and what action will be taken as to the charge against Enright and the illegal action of Mulvihill in deputing to another person the execution of the warrant of distress?

MR. CARSON (Dublin University) What warrant was granted? Will not the question of its legality be raised at the trial?

MR. J. MORLEY; The man has been tried, and it is all over now. The facts are correctly set forth in the first paragraph. The seizure was made under a warrant for poor and seed rate, and was issued for execution at the instance of the rate collector, Matthew Mulvihill. The warrant was not addressed to Mulvihill, but to a man named John O’Connell, a special bailiff, who executed the warrant. Mulvihill is rent warner to Captain Leslie, and not a bailiff; and there were, I am informed, four other Magistrates on the Bench on the 6th instant besides Captain Leslie. At Tralee Quarter Sessions, on the 27th instant, Enright pleaded guilty to the charge, and, having promised to pay the amount of the decree, was allowed out on his own recognisances to come up for judgment when called upon. No steps have been taken against Mulvihill, as it does not appear that he acted illegally.

Inspectors of Evicted Farms on the T. W. Sands Estate. Mr Michael Flavin Commons — August 13, 1907

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state if the evicted farms on the T. W. Sands estate, at Knockanure, North Kerry, have been inspected by the Estates

Sands Estate (Sub-tenancy). Mr Michael Flavin Commons — November 24, 1909

asked whether Jeremiah Carroll, of Knockanure, held as a subtenant from Mrs. Bridget Goulding, Kealid, on the T. W. Sands estate; whether Mrs. Goulding had consented to sell to Carroll on the same

North Kerry Evicted Farms. Mr Michael Flavin Commons — March 19, 1908

Knockanure, North Kerry, from which C. O’Connor and Terence M’Mahon were evicted; whether the evicted tenants have since been reinstated; and, if not, will he say why this has not been done. (Answered by Mr


Kilmorna, in the county of Limerick, has been totally destroyed by fire;” and, whether any one has been made amenable for this outrage?

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