Knockanure Notes – 5th September 2021

FIRST COMMUNION. Those receiving First Holy Communion from Knockanure will be celebrating this in Moyvane Church on Saturday, 11th September, 2021, at 11.00am.

WEEKDAY MASSES: Would welcome comments on the possibility of changing masses, weekdays only, at Moyvane and Knockanure from 7.30pm to 9.30a.m.  Drop  a note or email at [email protected]) or call to Parish Office if you have any suggestions.

SACRISTAN NEEDED: We need a Sacristan as we cannot expect Noreen and Shane to do this permanently.  Somebody who would oversee and take care the basic requirements of the Church and prepare Liturgies and Sacraments.   Approximately ten hours per week with a highly flexible arrangement.  If interested, please contact Father Brendan.

LEAVING Cert, Best wishes to all who have received their results. The deadline for applying to view your scripts is 8pm on 8 September. You can also apply to appeal a Leaving Certificate grade from 9am on 11 September. The closing date to apply for an appeal is 12pm on 13 September.

BALLYHEIGUE PATTERN DAY:  Bishop Ray Browne will celebrate Mass in Our Lady’s Well and Grotto, Ballyheigue on, August 8 at 12 noon, Mass will be  live on www. facebook page. In the interests of safety, there will be no congregation. The Well and Grotto will remain closed for the duration of the Mass and will reopen at 1.30pm after which you are most welcome to come for private prayer.

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

DEATH of Margaret Leahy (née Leahy), Carrueragh, Moyvane, in her 93rd year, on September 2nd, 2021, at her daughter Eileen Costello’s residence in Ahabeg, Lixnaw. Wife of the late Emmet. Survived by her family, Paddy, Willie, Eileen (Costello), Assumpta (Stack) and Jim, daughters-in-law Frances, Norma and Catherine, sons-in-law Paddy and Jerome, her 17 grandchildren, nephews, and nieces.

Requiem Mass in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, with burial afterwards in Knockanure Cemetery on Saturday.

DEATH of Aeneas Leane (Glasnevin and formerly of Kilmeany, Kilmorna,) August 29th 2021. Husband of Josie, father of Geraldine, Helen, Denis, Aeneas and Brendan and brother of Bill, Joe, Eileen, Mary and the late Paddy, Jack, Nora, Mick, Bridie, and Denis. Sadly missed by his family, brothers, sisters, grandchildren Kathryn, Evan, Sarah, Kilian, Emma, Rebecca, Denis, Oisín, and Christopher, sons-in-law David and Martin, daughters-in-law Therese, Geraldine and Tammy, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

DEATH on 31st August 2021, of Sr. M Angela O’Connell of Convent of Mercy Main St., Charleville, and late of Abbeyfeale, in her 95th. Year. Predeceased by her brothers Joseph (twin), Richard & Fr. Vincent CSSp. Deeply regretted by her sisters Nora Ringrose (Corofin) & Ann O’Connor (Dublin), nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, Mercy Community, extended family & friends.

Requiem Mass was celebrated for Sr. Angela in Holy Cross Church, Charleville. Funeral after to local cemetery.

DEATH of Oliver McGrath of Knockbawn, Lower Athea on 29th August 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his parents Denis & Ellen, brother Denis, father-in-law Danny B, and brother-in-law Dan (Joy). Survived by his wife Mary, daughter Eibhlín and her husband Conor, sons, Donnchadh, Seán and his partner Joh, Conor and his partner Siddie, grandchildren Niamh, Ailish, Aoife & Fiadh, mother-in-law Annie Mai, brother Seán, sister Noeline, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, kind neighbours and a large circle of friends.

Requiem Mass for Oliver was celebrated in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea on Tuesday 31st August,  burial after in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea.

DEATH of Morgan O’Flaherty, Derry, Listowel and late of Coil, Listowel. Suddenly, on August 25th, 2021.  Son of the late Tom and Mary. Sadly missed by his partner Mary, daughter Caroline, grandson Lorcan, brother Maurice, sister Mary, brother-in-law Maurice, sister-in-law Caroline, niece Marie, Mary’s brother John and his wife Liz and their son Patrick, cousins, extended family, neighbours and friends. The Requiem Mass for Morgan was celebrated in St. Teresa’s Church, Ballydonoghue, with burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH of Sr. Sheila McAuliffe of Johnstown, Dublin / Knocknagoshel, Sister Sheila rscj (Society of the Sacred Heart) – August 28th 2021 in St. Vincent’s University Hospital. Survived by her sisters-in-law Betty and Gay, her nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, her extended family, her religious community, Associates, neighbours and friends. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Johnstown on Thursday, 2nd September 2021.

SYMPATHY to Mary and Allanah Collins of Templeathea and the extended Collins family on the death of Pat Collins. He has many cousins in the parish.

ANNIVERSARIES: Paul Collins, Breda O’Driscoll, Ita Shine, Elma O’Connor, Anna Maria McGibney, Kitty Murphy, Jack Costelloe, Michael Scanlon, Sr. Mercedes O’Connor, Padraic Kelly, Kathleen Kelly O’Sullivan, Hugh Goulding, Fr. Michael Maher, Ando Brosnan, Mass Moyvane; Saturday, 04th Sept, for Mary Cronin, R.I.P at 7.30p.m; Sunday, 05th Sept. Private Intention at 11.00am; Tuesday, 07th Sept. (Moyvane) Private Intention at 7.30pm; Wednesday, 08th  September, (Knockanure) Private Intention at 7.30pm; Thursday, 09th September, (Moyvane) for Deceased members of the Flavin and Mulvihill families(Aughrim) at 7.30pm; Friday,10th  September, (Knockanure) Private Intention at 7.30pm. Mass Knockanure Sunday, 05th Sept, Peggy Horan(Leahy), R.I.P) at 9.30am. Mass also in Knockanure on Wed and Friday.

PADRE Pio September Devotions Castleisland (3rd Tuesday) Tuesday 21st September at 7.30pm

Witness –  by John Greene (formerly of Radio Kerry and Kerry today) Theme –  ” Tackling depression and how God works in mysterious ways”

BIRTHDAY of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sept. 8th.

LIFEGUARDS: full-time lifeguards on duty, has ended at Banna, Ballyheigue, and Ballybunion.

WOMEN’S Mini Marathon a Kerry Hospice Foundation event, now in its 39th year, will take place virtually on Sunday September 19th; a new app has been developed to support those who walk, jog or run a 10-kilometre route anywhere in the country. Erin Stack, from Moyvane, has been named the Kerry County Champion for the event. Registration open on

CHARITY Cycle on the Limerick Greenway on Saturday, September 11 in aid of Little Blue Heroes Foundation.

WALK: Guided walks of the Creation-Cosmic Spiral Walk, with St Johns Care of Creation Group.

Saturdays at 11am and Wednesdays at 4pm in the Town Park Tralee, near the children’s playground     Depending on demand and the weather. The spiral tells the evolutionary story of the cosmos or universe. 13.8 billion Years ago the universe flared forth out of the creative energy and love of God.

COURSE will begin on September 14th. : Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry will host a free, six-week online course for those supporting a loved one with cancer. Contact 066 71 92122 or by Email

POETRY: Listowel has been designated as one of 20 Poetry Towns throughout the island of Ireland with a plethora of poetry related events taking place during the week of September 10th to 18th.  Kerry Writers’ Museum is delighted to be partnering with St. John’s Theatre & Arts Centre to bring you a varied programme of events. Poetry Town is the brainchild of Poetry Ireland in association with local authority arts offices, and as part of the initiative Kerry poet Dairena Ní Chinnéide has been appointed Poet Laureate for Listowel.  Dairena will write a specially commissioned poem honouring the town and its people, which will be unveiled at a flagship online event on Friday September 10th.  She will also direct a number of poetry workshops during the week.

Other activities taking place include a series of poetry readings involving local poets; poetry workshops for schools; public poetry displays, including ‘Poetry Underfoot’; and a range of physical activities called ‘Poems that Move You’. Local cafés and chemists will also be participating in the activities to celebrate their towns by distributing ‘pocket poems’ to customers.Details of Listowel Poetry Town events can be viewed on the Poetry Town website or contacting Kerry Writers’ Museum at 24 The Square, Listowel, V31 RD93.

BALLYBUNION will host its first annual Arts Festival this September.  The festival features a gathering of writers, musicians, and artists including comedians Bernard Casey, and Eilish O’Carroll of ‘Mrs. Brown’s Boys’ fame.  Acclaimed traditional musicians Frankie Gavin and Steve Cooney, along with folk legend Sean Keane also feature on the star studded programme. Other events include literary workshops, yoga on Rinn Bhui Green, art and photography workshops and meditation on the beach.

NEW MURAL: entitled “Madonna and Child” by artist Mikel Mato is being painted on the gable of the old Presbytery in Castle St. Tralee over the next few weeks. It is hoped to have it completed by Oct. 7th the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

GOOD Weather gave farmers and other outdoor workers, pleasant conditions, ensuring work being speedily progressed. Seaside and other outdoor attractions were like the middle of summer. Wild flowers, roses and potato stalks are on the way out, also congregating before leaving are the swallows.

MUSIC: FleadhFest 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 – the story of the people, community and culture which sustains our traditions of music, song, dance, storytelling and language, ensuring it is a living tradition which can be passed on to future generations.

BIRD hunting began on Wednesday, September 1.

ANAM CARA would like to invite you to join us for an online Bereavement Information and Support

Evening taking place 16th September at 7pm. This event will give you an opportunity to hear a

Bereavement professional talk about the difficult challenges and many milestones grieving a child of any age has on you and your family. If you would like to join us please register here or contact us on [email protected] or 085 288 8888

BLUE STAR: Primary schools interested in taking part in the Blue Star Programme 2021-2022 can register until October 5, 2021. More information at .

Since the beginning of the programme in 2011, almost 100 schools in Kerry have participated of almost 1,100 overall across the country.


Concerning Religious ceremonies within the document “Reframing the challenge continuing our recovery and reconnecting” which outlines the Government plan for the further easing of public health restrictions over the next few weeks. It is great news that we will be able to welcome more people to our churches. The hope is that on October 22nd, 2021 the majority of all public health restrictions will be lifted, but this will be subject to the prevailing public health advice. It is therefore important that all of the current protective measures continue to be observed so as to ensure that our churches remain safe places for people to visit and attend. The incidence rate of Covid-19 within the Diocese remains a cause for concern and for that reason we recommend the following in relation to Baptisms, First Holy Communions & Confirmations: –

•Baptisms – Continue to keep numbers attending Baptisms limited to immediate family members, (including Godparents and Grandparents).

•First Holy Communion & Confirmation – Limit the numbers attending to immediate family only, namely, parents and siblings of the child.

We will review the above recommendations on October 22nd, 2021 should there be a further easing of the public health restrictions. As always, further updates, advice, and information can be found on or HSE.IE


TRAVEL: Brian Connolly, regional manager with Bus Éireann, is appealing to customers to exercise personal responsibility and common sense as demand for public transport increases.

NORTH KERRY, WEST LIMERICK: SMART VILLAGES, STRONGER COMMUNITIES:  This initiative is jointly led by NEWKD and West Limerick Resources in association with KPMG Future Analytics and University College Dublin and addresses the unique challenges facing Ireland’s rural regions by unlocking innovative new solutions for the sustainable growth and development of rural communities within the North Kerry – West Limerick region. The project will involve a combination of detailed data analysis, extensive public consultation and capacity-training workshops will be used to co-produce an integrated development plan for the North Kerry – West Limerick region.  Over the course of the project, the team will seek to engage with communities across Causeway, Ballyduff, Ballybunion, Ballylongford, Tarbert, Duagh , Moyvane, Brosna, Knocknagoshel, Listowel, Ballydonoghue, Lixnaw, Finuge, Abbeyfeale, Turnafulla, Mountcollins, Templeglantine, Athea/Carrigkerry, Glin, Loughill/Ballyhahill, Ardagh and Shanagolden. The project will officially launch with an online event entitled “Co-Developing Smart Villages – Towards Stronger Rural Communities” which will take place over two morning sessions on Thursday, September 30 and Friday, October 1.

LIMETREE Theatre programme

MATCH: All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final – Mayo v Tyrone at Croke Park on the 11th of September. The first All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final between the two counties. If Mayo wins, it will be their first All-Ireland win since 1951, they have lost in a row , 1989, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2020. The GAA has opted for 50% capacity – 41,150.

GLÓRACH Bingo every Sunday afternoon in Abbeyfeale, in Fr. Casey Park.

Bingo is held in the car park Shanagolden each Saturday commencing at 3pm.

SCHOOL: GARDAI are appealing to motorists, parents and pupils to exercise caution now that schools have re-opened. Because of Covid-19 protocols, the majority of schools are not allowing parents to enter school grounds at drop-off and collections times which, in some situations, can lead to large numbers gathering outside school gates.

JOBS: Ballylongford Asdee Tarbert CE scheme currently have vacancies, contact Jackie Kissane on

086 326 6991.

CENSUS 2022 Online Recruitment

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A Census of Population will be held on 3rd April 2022. The Central Statistics Office requires persons to fill various roles for the duration of the Census.

HOUSING: Countless house are going derelict all over the country and most houses are underutilised. The rush to build new houses will cause costs to spiral, the government and ministers will have their pension, even though they fail to achieve their targets. Red tape and regulations, leave many with no option, but leave houses vacant.

SEASON of Creation Leaflet 2021 – Restoring our Common Home, which explains the theme and gives suggestions of practical actions to be taken in the areas of: caring for God’s creatures; biodiversity; energy; avoiding food waste and reducing plastic pollution. The Season of Creation Leaflet is available on the diocesan website The aim is that each parish plants a native Irish Tree on church grounds in time for National Tree Day in October.


11th, Wednesday 15th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 26th September and Sunday 3rd October, with Mass outdoors, weather permitting.  The full route is a 12km loop, with a shorter 8km option.  Advance booking is essential.  For further information email [email protected]  or telephone 0(0353) 71 9861518. Lough Derg Pilgrim Path, Pettigo, Co Donegal.  F94 N289.

PRICES in fertiliser and fuel have reverse reductions in the price of these inputs which occurred in 2020. Feed prices have also been higher in 2021. To offset increase in costs an expected increase in 2021 of 6% in Irish milk production. Germany milk production, 16,393 million tonnes to creameries and pasteurisers up until June 2021, France sent 12,696 million tonnes, lower production in following order, Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Ireland.

TG4 Interviews- 12/09 @ 21:30, and music from traditional Irish music icons. In this series we will hear a variety of musical talents and experience their creativity and expertise. In this series we will delve into the life and times of the wonderful fiddler and singer Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, singer Áine Uí Cheallaigh, harmonica brothers John and Pip Murphy, Kevin Conneff from The Chieftains and Cavan lilter Séamus Fay. We’ll be kicking off the new season with Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh. On 30/09 @ 21:30- Hector is taking us on a whirlwind tour of Ireland meeting all the great people from overseas who now call Ireland their home. From Brazil to the Congo, Canada to Ghana, Russia to Syria, he’s in search of answers of who they are, why they came, how they settled in and how Ireland is treating them. These people are the changing face of Ireland – This is Hector’s ‘Éire Nua’.

TG4 Singers on 12/09 @ 20:30. The search for Ireland’s entry for the 2021 Junior Eurovision is on! Each year, the best young singers, aged 9-14, from across Europe compete in the competition

UNIVERSITY: The Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest will commence on October 1, with campuses in Limerick, Athlone, Clonmel, Ennis and Thurles. Professor Vincent Cunnane has been named as its  first president.

NEWS: The Americans who are sneaking extra COVID shots.

Planes, guns, night-vision goggles: Taliban’s new U.S.-made war chest

In U.S. Owning a new vehicle costs nearly $10,000 a year, AAA says

Dry, hot, windy: Explosive wildfires in Northern California could burn until winter

The weather outlook is so bad experts are predicting some of the half-dozen major fires may continue to burn until late fall or early winter.


FOOD: Leket Israel, the leading food rescue organization in Israel rescues food from hotels, military bases, catering halls, and farms. The food is then distributed to over 246,000 Israelis with the assistance of partner organizations.

LONDON: On 2 September 1666 a fire started inside a bakery on Pudding Lane, London. The fire spread rapidly across the city of London, resulting in the destruction of 13,000 homes, 87 churches, the Royal Exchange and St Paul’s Cathedral,  355 years since The Great Fire of London.

GOVERNOR: Lord Ventry’s tenant to NY Governor’s Mansion

On Tuesday 17th  September 2021, at midnight, Kathy Hochul (born Kathleen Courtney),   New York’s first female governor, will take office.   Kathy will be moving into the Governor’s Mansion in Albany  New York –  it has housed governors and their families since 1875.   It is at some remove from where the Courtney/Cournane family lived in Ireland in 1875.

Kathy Hochul’s grandfather John was born 31 January 1909, son of John Courtney, Farmer  and Bridget O’Shea of Fahamore, Castlegregory.  It is at this point that Kerry genealogy becomes complicated.  In Kerry the names Courtney and Cournane are interchangeable.  Ó Curnáin when anglicised becomes Courtney.  As we go back over Kathy’s grandfather, great, great-great and finally gt-gt-gt grandfather we can see both versions of the name used on different Church and Civil records. Kathy’s grandfather John Cournane/Courtney first arrived in South Dakota in 1919.    In Kerry we can first find him on the 1911 Census of Ireland aged 2, as John Cournane.



As my guest today argues, a shared bed means shared sleep issues that need to be tackled with shared solutions. Her name is Dr. Wendy Troxel, she’s a clinical psychologist, a sleep specialist, and the author of Sharing the Covers: Every Couple’s Guide to Better Sleep. We begin our conversation by discussing how sleep not only affects people’s relationships, but people’s relationships affect their sleep, and how this bidirectional dynamic can become either a vicious or virtuous cycle, depending on the quality of sleep that a couple gets. We then talk about the various issues couples deal with in sharing a bed, from snoring to a mismatch in temperature preferences. We also get into the complications that come with bringing kids into the picture, and Wendy gives her take on the issue of family co-sleeping. From there we turn to solutions for shared sleep problems, and dig into the idea of sleeping in separate beds. Wendy unpacks the way the taboo around separate sleeping has waxed and waned throughout history, why it works for some couples, and the options for implementing it, from sleeping in separate bedrooms to a more moderate approach called the “Scandinavian Method.” Wendy also gives advice to couples who want to continue to share the same bed, but struggle with the fact that one person is a morning bird and the other is a night owl.



Kerry North notes

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1930-1931 – 1010.pdf

…The memorial, a limestone slab, has been erected by the North Kerry Republican Memorial Committee. The unveiling ceremony will take place …


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1930-1931 – 0972.pdf

…KERRYMAN KILLED IN FALL FROM LADDER John Quilter, Ballyreheen, Lixnaw, North Kerry, met with a tragic death while engaged In piking up …


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1930-1931 – 0957.pdf

15 Aug 1931; Ballybunion returned to its own on Sunday when the very pleasant weather conditions attracted huge crowds during the afternoon and evening. All afternoon crowds by car and bus flocked to the place, and the scene in the evening was indeed a busy one as the horde of visitors prepared to leave.



Drawing Silage



“We know that something this important will never be accomplished without Our Lady, who has blessed the college in so many ways, and we hope you will join us in praying for this important new work,” said Minnis.

The college has had a devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe for decades. A Guadalupe Chapel was built at St. Benedict’s Abbey on the college’s campus in 1957. The college built Guadalupe Hall, a residence hall for girls, on campus in 2014 after President Minnis was chosen to be one of the representatives at the Church in America conferences called for in The Church in America by St. John Paul II.

Members of the Memorare Army for Transforming Culture in America will pray five Memorares a day in the 96 days between Sept. 8 and Dec. 12. To make 490 Memorares, members are asked to pray two additional Memorares on these five Marian feast days:



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