Knockanure Notes — 7th June, 2023

PARISH: 2nd Collection this weekend 3rd & 4th June for Family Services & Accord. Fr. Wilhad Casmir Shayo would like to thank the people of the parish for the generosity and warm welcome he received last weekend. So far €1,795 (subject to change) was collected for the Rosminian missions.

Mass on Friday 9th June 10.00am at Corpus Christi Church for grandparents. Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration: every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.

KNOCK: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place Weds 5th July from Knockanure, Moyvane, Tarbert. Contact Margaret 087-2976304.

MASS: Ballydonoghue’23 Cemetery Masses, Lisselton Monday June 12th and Gale Thursday June 15th. Both at 8.00pm

CONGRATULATIONS to Maureen Sweeney nee Flavin celebrates her 100th Birthday on Sunday 4th June. Maureens’ weather report was instrumental in the D day operation. Children from both schools send their kind regards.

DEATH of Michael Carmody, Trieneragh, Duagh, on May 29th, 2023. Predeceased by his brother John and sister Mary. Survived by his wife Margaret, sons Colm and Aengus, daughter-in-law Grace, granddaughters Lucy and Sarah, brother Dan, sisters Catherine, Nora and Margaret, brothers-in-law Mike, Bob, John and his wife Nora, sister-in-law Catherine, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces. Requiem Mass for Michael was celebrated at Duagh Church on 2nd of June 2023, he was laid to rest at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH of Connie O Sullivan Snr, (Peace Commissioner) Lower Athea, Athea, on 29th May 2023.

Predeceased by his wife Margaret, brother Seán (New York) & his son-in-law Michael O’Connor.

Survived by his sons Seán, Connie & Patrick, daughters Margaret (Scanlon), Mary (O’Connor – Patrickswell) & Breda (Hayes), brother Patie, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brother-in-law Denis Casey (Chicago), nephew John O’Sullivan (New York), niece Mary Fava (New York). Following Requiem Mass on 2nd June at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea burial took place in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea.

DEATH of Pat Scanlon, Ballygrennan, Listowel and late of Moyvane, on May 29th, 2023, Predeceased by his son Padraig and brother Michael. Pat is survived by his wife Bridie, sisters Eileen and Joan, sisters-in-law Peggie and Marina, nephews Kevin and Gerard, nieces Sinéad and Deirdre. Requiem Mass for Pat was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, on 3rd of June 2023, followed by burial afterwards in St. John Paul II Cemetery.

DEATH of Vince Galvin, Clounmacon, Listowel on May 26th, 2023. Predeceased by his parents Mamie and Ned Joe. Vince is survived by his brother Joe, and cousins. Requiem Mass for Vince was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, on Wednesday, followed by burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Joan McCarthy, D.P. Woulfe, Betty O Connor, Ita Keane, Tony Foley, Gerard Kennelly, Jeffrey Bradshaw, Sr Helen Keane,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 3rd June’23- Moyvane- The Most Holy Trinity, for John Kearney & his Parents Dan & Bridie, Moyvane Village, (Aniv.’s) at 7.30pm; Sun.4th June’23 Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Michael Flaherty (Aniv.) at 11.00am; Tues.6th June’23 – Moyvane for Timothy & Julia O’Flaherty (Aniv.’s) Moher at 10.00am; Weds.7th June’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.8th June’23- Moyvane for Maura O’Connor (Aniv.) Aughrim at 10.00am

Fri. 9th June’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10am and mass at 7.30 pm, for Noreen Sheehy Recently Deceased; Sat.10th June’23- Moyvane feast of Corpus Christi for Gerald Kennelly (1st Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.11th June’23- Knockanure for Denis & Nancy Flaherty (Aniv.’s) Lissaniskea at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Jim Groarke (Aniv.) & deceased of Groarke & McKenna families at 11.00am.

We will continue to pray for students doing exams at this time including the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert students who will begin on Wednesday, 7 June 2023.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION: Listowel celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi weekend June 10th / 11th, we invite you to join us for our Annual Corpus Christi Procession which will take place immediately after the Vigil Mass on Saturday night beginning at 7.00 p.m. It will begin at the Church with the Choir present in the Church.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA Statue: will be on Main Street, Killarney on Tuesday 13th June. Prayers including the Rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. everyone is most welcome to come.

GOLDEN Jubilee of Fr. Willie King, was celebrated in Abbeydorney Church last week.

FEAST: Saint Colmcille (Columba) – Feast Day: 9th June. Saint Colmcille also known as Saint

Columba was born in Garton, Co. Donegal, on 7th December 521.

WASTE: National Food Waste Recycling Week 2023 which runs from the June 5-11.

€180,000, by the government has been made available to a food waste reduction project.

FOOD prices have remained low for the past 40 years. A result of the cheap food policies of

the E.U.

GLORACH: On Thursday, June 8th a night of bluegrass music with musicians Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman. Two nights later, The Lost Souls returning to the stage on Saturday, June 10th, with the night being a fundraiser for St Ita’s Hall which will be undergoing extensive renovations. Curtains up at 8 pm on both nights, and tickets can be booked at or at 0871383940

ST JOHNS: Wed 7th, Theatre- From a Low and Quiet Sea at 8pm; Fri 9th Theatre- Yes Reflections of Molly Bloom, at 8pm; Sat 10th at 10am, Children- Cruinniu Na Nog with little artists Listowel, and at 8pm Concert- Pauline Scanlon & Barry Kerr, details from 068 22566.

FLEADH: The Kerry County Fleadh will take place in the Tintáin Theatre, Ballybunion on June 10th and 11th and in St Joseph’s Secondary School on June 17th and 18th.

TINA TURNER: Rebecca O’Connor as Tina Turner — Simply The Best’ in the INEC in Killarney on Friday, June 9.

FATHERS Day June 18th. In 1972, Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s Day a federal holiday. Today, it is estimated that Americans spend more than $1 billion each year on Father’s Day gifts.

FAIR: The second Ballylongford Fair will be held over the weekend of 24-25 June, 2023 where Irish traditional trades and craftspeople will talk about and demonstrate their work.

TOURIST OFFICE Abbeyfeale: Opened on Thursday, June 1 at the Work Hub building on Main St. at the old Provincial Bank. For more info email AbbeyfealeTouristOffice

GLIN Knights Visitor Centre open daily 10am – 5pm.

TRIP: a trip on the Princess Cruiser in Lough Corrib on Sunday, June 18. We will be having a full Irish Breakfast in Ennis and returning in the evening for MAIN course dinner choice of three. Boarding the Princess at 2.30am. Fitzpatrick’s bus will be picking up in Listowel at 8.30am, the Abbeyfeale bus stop across from the church at 8.45am, Newcastle West bus stop opposite Longcourt Hse Hotel 9am. For more information please contact Maureen Finnegan 087 9845102.

SISTERS of St Clare Order are leaving Kenmare after 160 years, among the sisters marking the occasion was local Sister Concepta Looney. Details of Order at

THANKS: Moyvane ICA would like to acknowledge and thank Sport Ireland and Age & Opportunity for grant funding of €300. This scheme is designed to increase participation in recreational sport and physical activity by older people.

THANKS; On Friday 26th May a special gathering took place in Newcastle West, to thank Sisters Marie Flynn and Rena O’Gorman for 14 years service to the Desmond Resource Complex in Newcastle West.

World Youth Day 2023, there are still three places remaining for the diocesan youth pilgrimage to YOUTH: World Youth Day 2023 to be held in Lisbon, Portugal. We fly out from Dublin on July 31st and return on August 8th. Pilgrims must be over 18 to travel. The cost of the pilgrimage is €1,400. Please contact Tomás Kenny on 086-3683778 or email tomaskenny for more information or application form.

HELP: Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tues. 13th June 7:15pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee Co. Kerry. Free event. Open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. Online support group and further information by contacting us in info

CUL CAMP: It will take place from 10th – 14th July. Book now by visiting

GAA fixtures and results;

SIAMSA; Call 066 7123055 to book. The summer programme includes touring comedy, drama, music and children’s events. Visit for details.

DOLLY Day, in Listowel on June 24 in the Frank Sheehy Park in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation and Comfort for Chemo Kerry.

TINTEAN Ballybunion; In the first of two summer concerts at Tintean Radio Kerry Events presents Timeless and Irish on Wednesday June 14th. Radio Kerry’s Billy Donegan brings his Sunday Music show to the stage with special guests Sean Keane, Elle Marie O Dwyer, Crystal Swing, Bryan Murphy, Shaun O Dowd, Trudi Lalor, Spalpin and Pat McKenna. Music as ever by The Ryan Turner Band.; Saturday 17 June 2023- Taobh na Mara comprises of Conor Arkins, Sarah O’Gorman and Seamus O’Gorman on fiddles; Claire Fennell and Liam Walsh on Flutes; Rebecca Saich on concertina; Joseph Mannion on button accordion; Seán Kelliher on banjo; Danny Collins Céilí Drums and Hannah Collins on piano. Tourist Office: 068 25555. Email: nkartstheatre

WRITERS: This year marks the 25th anniversary of the passing of writer Bryan MacMahon. Born in Listowel in 1909, MacMahon was a folklorist, short story writer, poet, playwright and producer of plays, novelist, lecturer and ballad-maker. More at

TG4; Wild Atlantic Way: A Musical Journey’ is a four-part TV series featuring an eclectic mix of Irish musical artists from various genres, filmed in the Royal Theatre Castlebar. The series takes viewers on a musical tour of the scenic west coast of Ireland, showcasing the vibrant music scene along the Wild Atlantic Way. From traditional Irish music to contemporary rock, each episode presents a different county in the region, showcasing the rich musical culture and heritage of its coastline on June 11th 2023.

LOUGH DERG, Sanctuary of Saint Patrick, Pettigo, County Donegal, open until Monday 15th of August (last day to begin Sunday 13th of August) Three Day Pilgrimages, One Day Retreat, Residential Retreat, Lakeshore Pilgrimage and Quiet Day, For further information, please email mary or contact +353(0)719861518

SCEILG MHICHÍL: has opened to visitors. Email skelligslands for information on trips.

JOB: Head of Direct Payments, Salary Range: Not Disclosed. In 2022, the Department of Agriculture was responsible for a gross budget of some €3 billion of national and EU funds. The area of Direct Payments under the remit of this role is expected to disburse an amount of €1.5 bn in Direct Payments to the Farming Sector in 2023.

MILK: Fonterra has again cut its forecast farmgate milk price for the current season.

FUNDS: University Hospital Kerry will receive over €8.5 million this year for a number of projects.

MENTAL Health Association of Kerry wants applications from community or not-for-profit organisations in the county to compile a schedule of mental health first aid courses during the second half of the year, contact Manager or phone 083 2032742.

NETWORK Ireland are to establish a Kerry Branch as they celebrate their 40th year. Official launch event at The Rose Hotel, Tralee on June 7 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, pre-register at

KERRY Lost to Cork, in the TG4 Munster Senior Championship Final played on 28 May 2023 in Mallow- Cork 5-14 and Kerry 2-17. : Team, C Butler; E Lynch, K Cronin, A Dillane; A O’Connell, E Costello, C Murphy; L Scanlon, C Lynch; N Carmody, N Ní Chonchúir, A Galvin; H O’Donoghue, D O’Leary, L Ní Mhuircheartaigh. Subs: L Galvin for A Dillane (20), A Harrington for N Carmody (48), S O’Shea for N Ní Mhuircheartaigh (54), N Broderick for A O’Connell (57). Referee: Shane Curley (Galway).

BLUE FLAG Beaches 2023, Kerry has 15 of them, the highest number for any County in Ireland.

CULTURE Night , deadline for application 20th of June.

MEDAL: Billy Alexander of Kells Bay Gardens in Cahersiveen has won a gold medal at this year’s Bloom festival in Dublin.

FESTIVAL in Tralee; Tralee Municipal District are fully supportive of the continuation of the street events in the Town Centre and will be working with the local business community and organisations.

40 YEARS celebration takes place over the June Bank Holiday weekend of the oldest independent lifeboat station in Kerry, Banna Rescue.

HELP in identifying people photographed by German photographer, Ulrich Ahrensmeier from Garbsen in Lower Saxony who visited Kerry from the 1970s and up to the 1990s, taking photos of locals. Anyone with any information on those photo, email address, to fdennehy marking the subject line ‘Ulrich’, or contact the offices of The Kerryman at 9/10 Denny Street, Tralee.

GAS generated 47% of Ireland’s electricity in April, Wind energy was responsible for 37% of the country’s electricity in April.

TREES: 2,000 native Irish Scots Pine trees have been planted at Glenveagh National Park, in Donegal, the pine seeds were collected in the Burren National Park.

MIGRATION: researching the lives of foreign nationals in a government archive

By Lisa Berry-Waite- On 5 August 1914, only a day after Britain declared war on Germany, the 1914 Aliens Restriction Act was passed and non-British citizens were required to register at their local police station.

KERRY: Killarney Echo and South Kerry Chronicle 1899-1920, Saturday, 05 July, 1913; Page: 3



New Song on the victory of the Kerry Team at Jones’s Road on Sunday. June 29th, 1913.

Lift high your heads to-day, boys,

Let ” Up Kerry!” be the cry;

Strike up the drums, light up the fires,

And lift your banners high;

For the boys are coming home to-night

Our dashing, brave Fifteen—

Bringing fresh laurels to “The Kingdom,”

The boys of the Gold and Green.

Now, Louth, where’s all your boasting?

Your “wee county” is down and out,

But whilst our boys we’re toasting

We’ll drink one to little Louth;

For tho’ they’re vanquished foemen

They are Irish brave and bold,

And some day they’ll strike for their native land

With the boys of the Green and Gold.

A health to Mullins and Jack Lawlor

Maurice McCarthy and Tom Rice,

Tom Costelloe and Con Clifford,

And Pat Shea, who’d jump the skies;

Captain Dick and Skinner,

D. Doyle, and P. Breen,

P. Healy and Connie Murphy—

True men of the Gold and Green.

Drink up to young Moriarty,

From North Kerry’s capital town;

And the health of P. Kenneally,

A Ranger from the Laune;

A cheer for Jerry Collins,

Who coached our brave Fifteen,

And the trainer, Billy Connor,

Who deserves well of the Gold and Green.

God bless you all, brave Kerrymen,

God strengthen your iron backs,

May your sons and their descendants

Follow in your tracks

And fill historic Kerry

With a race like you have been;

Let your war cry be “Up Kerry!”

And success to the Gold and Green.

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