Knockanure Notes – 29th August 2021

OFFICE TIMES: Fr. Brendan will try to be at the office from: Tuesday, 10.00 to 12.00.; Thursday, 10.00 to 12.00; Saturday, 10.00 to 12.00. If you have any suggestions etc., feel free to drop them in my office. Presbytery/Office: 068 49308.

ST PIO devotions Listowel 1st Friday evening mass 6.45pm

PATTERN Day, Wed. 8th September, this year Bishop Ray Browne will celebrate Mass in Our Lady’s Well and Grotto, Ballyheigue at 12 noon, Mass will be streamed live on www. facebook page. In the interests of safety and fairness there will be no congregation present on the day. 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 straight after 10.30am. Mass for an hour unless a funeral takes place on the day there will be no adoration.

DEATH of Eileen Cronin (née Manaher), Mail Road Cross, Moyvane and late of Glin Road, Moyvane, on August 21st, 2021. Predeceased by her husband Mike Joe, parents Michael and Anna, brothers Michael and Tom and baby son Patrick. Sadly missed by her daughter Aine and her partner Joe, aunt Mary Jo, sisters-in-law, nephews, niece, grandnephews, grandnieces, extended family, neighbours and her many friends. The Requiem Mass for Eileen was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane,  with burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH of Timothy (Tadgh) Carr, 2 Woodgrove, Moyvane and late of Barragougeen, Moyvane on August 21st, 2021. Survived by his brother Joe (Old Mill), sister-in-law Noreen, nephews Thomas and Kieran, nieces Maria and Carol, extended family. Requiem Mass being celebrated in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on Tuesday,  with burial afterwards in Kilnaughtin Cemetery.

DEATHS Sean (Jack) Brennan, Kilcara Nursing Home, late of Colbert St. Listowel.

DEATH of John Mulcahy, Cappamore aged 96 on August 25 2021, he was last surviving member of Limerick’s 1947 National Hurling League winning team.

ANNIVERSARIES: Denis McGrath, Henry Brosnan, Michael Joe Daly, Margaret Kennelly, Mossy Meade, Jim Barry, John Carroll, Jeremiah Brendan Sheehy, Vincent Walsh, Timothy Horgan, Charles Gullin, Jacky Feury, Martin Gordon, Fr. Gerard O’Connell, Delia O’Donoghue, Patsy Buckley, Mick Shine, Mass Moyvane;  Saturday, 28th August, for Ann and Liam Lynch, R.I.P and deceased members of the Lynch and Byrne families at 7.30p.m; Sunday, 29th August, for Peggy and Mikey Joe Enright, Church Road,(Anniversary) at 11.00am; Monday, 30th August, Private Intention at 7.30pm; Tuesday, 31st August, Private Intention att7.30pm; Wednesday, 01st September,           Nellie(Ellen) and Tom O’Connor, Glin Road, and Con O’Connor, Glin Road, and Birmingham, at 7.30pm; Thursday, 02nd September, Private Intention at        7.30pm; Friday, 03rd September, for Stephen and Mary Roche, Bedford, (Anni) at 7.30pm. Mass Knockanure on Sunday, 29th August, for Martin and Mary O’Mahoney, (R.I.P) (Ballydonoghue)at 9.30am.

CHANGE OF MASS ARRANGEMENTS:  From Sept,05th, Tuesdays and Thursdays, mass will continue at 7.30pm in Moyvane.  On Wednesdays and Fridays, Mass will be in Knockanure at 7.30pm.  Mondays:  There will be no public mass.  This change means that booked masses need to be rescheduled.

I am attaching hereto a schedule of the masses that have to be changed, please feel free to contact the office if these dates and times do not suit you.  This is to facilitate the new schedule to keep masses in Moyvane.

NEW SCHEDULE OF MASSES: Friday, 10th September to Thursday, 09th, September, 2021 Deceased members of the Flavin and Mulvihill families, Aughrim, Moyvane. From Wednesday, September, 29th,to Tuesday, 28th September, 2021 Kathleen Stack and Husband Willie. Michael Lynch, R.I.P, From Friday, October, 01st to Tuesday, October, 05th.Joe O’Connor, (Anniversary) Kilbaha, From Wednesday, October, 6th October, to Tuesday,12th October. Paddy and Maureen Fitzmaurice, (Anni) From Friday, October 22nd to Thursday October 21st. Breda Dore, (Anniversary),From Friday, October, 29th to Thursday, October, 28th 2021. Michael Dore, From Monday, November 29th to Thursday, 02nd December.

BLOOD Donor clinic Ballybunion Community Centre on Monday and Tuesday the 30th and 31st Aug.

Appointments: Clinic is by appointment only. Please call 1800 222 111 to make your appointment

WORLD Day of Prayer for the care of Creation Sept. 1st.

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

Watch the Hub window, Parish Newsletter and Diocesan  website  (  for details.

LEGION OF MARY: To celebrate the 100 years of the Legion of Mary on Tuesday, September 7th.

OLYMPICS: Paralympian from Killarney, Jordan Lee competed in Tokyo 2021 on Sunday, August 29 at 11am Irish Time.

GLÓRACH BINGO on Sunday afternoon in Abbeyfeale.

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

VEHICLE RUN:   Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Vehicle run, begins at the Mart in Castleisland at noon on Sunday, September 5.

COURSE: Recovery Haven Kerry are starting a six-week course titled ‘Building Better Caregivers’.  This course starts on Tuesday, September 14 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.

CONGRATULATIONS to Emer Kennelly, Ballinprior and Daniel Curtin, Listowel who celebrated their marriage in St Brendan’s Church, Ardfert on Friday 20 August 2021.

LOURDES September 2nd to 7th 2021; For the second time in half a century there will be no Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes this year. Using the theme “Bringing Lourdes Home”, we will use these few days to prayerfully bring Lourdes into our hearts and into our homes.

The pilgrimage will take place/streamed from different places in the Diocese over five days.

The Pilgrimage Programme will be on the diocesan webpage. It is great to be able to bring people together online for Lourdes 2021. Every member of the organising team and the wider Lourdes Pilgrimage community are hoping and praying they will be boarding flights at Farranfore airport once again this time next year. Join us for the daily link to the day’s ceremony. Opening Mass at the Cathedral, Killarney at 6:15 pm (Fr Nicholas Flynn); Rathmore Bringing Lourdes Home Day 2;

Ballyheigue Pattern Day 8th Sept.

ARTS FESTIVAL:  Ballybunion Arts Festival September 9 – 12 will host a diverse programme of Theatre, Poetry, Performance Art, Music, Visual Art & workshops for artists and audiences.  Kerry Writer in Residence Máire Holmes will host an Irish language poetry workshop on September11in Ballybunion Community Centre. More details (

STORYTELLING: Listowel International Storytelling Festival returns in-person to Listowel from September 17th to 19th.  Now in its 3rd year the festival will feature a packed programme of events including storytelling sessions & workshops, story & history walks, music sessions and children’s storytelling. We are especially thrilled to have acclaimed storyteller Maria Gillen as our Artistic Director for the festival. Our full programme will be available soon, but follow our Social Media pages or visit for updates on special guests and events.

CINEMA in Listowel details for booking, 068 22796.

DIP in The Nip in aid of Recovery Haven will be held on 18th September, details from, 1649 7419 1247.

GOLF: Bill Murray, who’s been filming a golf documentary series, had to cancel a planned trip to Ballybunion, but may return later.

FUNDING from Government for equipment to clubs, Moyvane GAA received E8,867, Listowel Kayak Club, E18, 963, Workmen’s Rowing club received E28, 932, a total of 46 clubs received grants.

GREAT Weather over past week, and the blackberries are ripe, in the past children relished the berries, now you never see youths picking berries.

ALONE – National Support line for older people who have concerns relating to Covid.  Open 7 days 8.00am. – 8.00pm.  0818222024.

HIGHER DIPLOMA IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES: This one-year, online blended  learning  Level  8,  for  students  who  hold  a  primary  degree  in another  discipline. It meets  all  the  Teaching  Council  of  Ireland’s requirements for the teaching of Religious Studies at post-primary level. Email: [email protected] Tel: 01 7083964.

SOCCER match was played recently to remember John McGrath and Timmy Noonan at Lenamore, Newtown Athletic and Lenamore Rovers played each other.

ACCORD FACILITATORS NEEDED:    Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation programme facilitators. Those interested should have a positive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic Church and the enthusiasm to be part of a  team  supporting  couples  who  are  preparing  for  the  Sacrament  of Marriage. Contact Aisling on 01 5053112 or email [email protected].

CULTURE Night; Friday 17th September in Kerry with a mix of online and in person events.

All events are free and follow COVID19 safety guidelines. Early booking advised.

Follow us on @KerryCoArts on social media for regular updates

Culture Night (

Opportunities, Applications are invited for employment as: Assistant Arts Officer (Contract Position)

with Kerry County Council.

STAGE School in Ballybunion, details from 087 1303 325.

GAMES: Community Games; Regional Finals on September 18th at Munster Technology University, Cork. The National Finals on September 25th-26th at Carlow IT.

For more information please click on the following link:


MUSIC: The Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival applications for the inaugural ‘Patrick O’Keeffe Young Musician Award. Application open to all musicians in the 13 to 23 age bracket. Please note that any videos submitted by minors must be submitted by the child’s parent/guardian and the deadline is: September 12th. Email applications to:

POETRY: Dairena Ní Chinnéide, the new Poet Laureate for Listowel as part of the Poetry Town initiative, which will take place in 20 towns across the country  between September 10 and 18.

Events will be co-ordinated by St John’s Theatre and Kerry Writers’ Museum.

Dairena, who is a bilingual poet, has published eleven collections to date and as part of her new role, she has been tasked with writing a poem honouring and reflecting Listowel and its people.

BOOK: ‘The new book Stone, Bone & Belonging presents the results of six years of excavation and research on portal tomb at Killaclohane, it is the oldest extant monument in Kerry.Book in 334 pages, 160  colour plates and 67 figures and is available to purchase for  €20 from Kerry County Museum, Ashe Memorial Hall, Tralee, contact  066 7127777 for more details.

BEEF: According to figures from the Brazilian Beef Exporters Association (ABIEC), the Brazilian national beef herd will be 211,860,000-head by 2030. Last year that figure stood at 187,546,000-head. This would be a 10-year increase of 24,314,000-head.   The country is set to slaughter 51,829,000-head in 2030, an increase of 10,332,000-head on last year’s figure.

BLACKSMITHING Fair will be held at Ballylongford on the 25th and 26th of September, it will be a family friendly weekend.

HOSPICE virtual coffee morning on Thursday, September 23, now in its 29th year. Supports  26 Hospice and specialist palliative home care services in the country.

INTERNET: Starlink now operates in 14 countries, Musk said. Starlink hope to launch 42,000 satellites by 2027.

SAINT: St. Andrew Kim Taegon was the first Korean-born Catholic priest. In 1846, at the age of 25, he was tortured and beheaded near Seoul, South Korea. He was canonized in 1984 with 102 other Korean martyrs. Pope Francis’ words about the Korean saint were read aloud in St. Peter’s Basilica following Mass Aug. 21.

The pope said “even today, in the face of the many manifestations of evil that disfigure the beautiful face of man, created in the image and likeness of God, we need to rediscover the importance of the mission of every baptized person, who is called to be everywhere operator of peace and hope, willing, like the Good Samaritan, to bend over the wounds of those who are eager for love, help, or simply a fraternal gaze.”


Remember, our Lady of the Sacred Heart, the great things the Lord has done for you.  He chose you to be His mother.  He wanted you close to His cross.  He gives you a share in His glory He listens to your prayer.  Offer Him our prayers of praise and thanksgiving, Present our petitions to Him (  Share your petitions with Our Lady)Let us live like you in the love of your Son so that His Kingdom may come.  Lead all people to the source of living water that flows from His Heart, spreading over the world hope & salvation, justice & peace.  See our trust in you; answer our prayers.  Show yourself always our Mother.   Amen.

ROSE of Tralee Dr Sinead Flanagan was in Tralee to mark the festival which has been cancelled for the second year in a row. She is the longest serving Rose in the 62 year history of the event.

The Limerick Rose renewed acquaintances with festival organisers and 19 winning Roses in Tralee recently.

THOUGHT: An old maxim advises: “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

To those going through a transition, the advice applies equally well.

CALENDAR: My Kerry Biosphere’ calendar for 2022 was launched as part of Heritage Week. The artwork on the calendar has been created by students from all over Kerry.


The Legion of Mary is celebrating its centenary.  Monday September 7th, 2021, marks exactly one hundred years since Frank Duff and his first associates held the first ever meeting. Congratulations, thank you, and every blessing on all Legionaries in our diocese and worldwide.

The Legion has always insisted it is parish based.  It strives to promote prayer and devotion to Our Lady, and to encourage people to put faith at the centre of their lives. In the past many parishes in our dioceses had a strong Praesidium. This is a good time to remember this local history.  In recent decades the Legion has not been very strong in Ireland.  As our diocese transitions to

a greater reliance on lay ministry, may the Legion of Mary enjoy a new springtime among us.

In  contrast,  the  Legion  has  gone  from  strength  to  strength  in  many countries worldwide, – it is present in 170 countries with ‘several million’ members.  Truly it has been a great gift from Ireland to the world.  Its central organisation continues to be based in Ireland. Three names stand out as regards the Legion, many hope they will one day be recognised as saints:

Frank Duff   1899 – 1980; Edel Quinn  1907 – 1944, Died on mission in Kenya, and Alfie Lamb 1932 – 1959, Died on mission in Argentina. All past legionaries fondly remember the Legion of Mary handbook and the Legion Prayer.  Both continue to be regarded as ‘invariable’, 100%

Unchanged in every country.

Bishop Ray Browne Diocese of Kerry, Feast of the Assumption 2021



Researchers examined the records and followed the progress of 250,000 patients who had mild cognitive impairment. They concluded that moderate physical activity more than once a week reduced the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 18%.



METHANE: In terms of its effectiveness, Dr. Maguire said, when fed in small quantities to cattle, the bromoform changes the microbiome in the rumen. This stops the production of methane, instead producing water and hydrogen. “In the studies we’ve read, it’s up to 98% reduction, some of them really high,” the research director added.



New York NY Irish American Advocate 1987 – 0846.pdf


MARTIN MULVIHILL A musical  tribute  to the late  Martin Mulvihill,  the  renowned  Limerick  born

Irish traditional fiddler and music teacher, was held at  the  Eagle  Tavern,

14th St.  at Ninth  Ave., on  Saturday,  September 26.

Martin  was  to  have  performed  that month at  the  Eagle  Tavern  with  his  long-time musical associate Mike Rafferty,  a  flute  player originally  from  Ballinakill,  Galway. Instead, the Eagle

presented a  musical tribute to  Martin Mulvihill featuring some  of  the  musicians who learned  from and played with Martin.




Maurice J COSTELLO born 1857-04-04 at Laxaus, Co Kerry, notify – Mrs Jane Costello, arrived Ireland July 1914 visit


Rev Edmund FITZMAURICE born 1881-06-24 at Tarbert, Co Kerry, naturalized 1910-06 at Philadelphia PA; arrived Dublin Aug 1914 touring


Daniel Joseph KISSANE born 1901-06-30 at Chicago, IL, married Mary O’CONNOR born Ballylongford, Co Kerry Ireland ; father Thomas KISSANE b 1866-12-14 Ballynoneen, Co Kerry; left the US July 1920 … temporarily at Asdee, Ballynoneen, Co Kerry … looking after property


Mrs Julia Theresa O’HANLON born 1894-06-06 at Knocknagoshel, Co Kerry, married Patrick O’HANLON born 1894-05-24 Co Louth Ireland; son James Patrick b 1921 Chicago, daughter Mary J b 1924 Knocknagoshel, cousin Mrs M. CAVANAGH resides Melrose Park, Berkley, Chicago, residence is University Ave, Chicago … left the US Sep 1921 … temporarily at Knocknagoshal, Co Kerry … visit mother


Thomas STACK born 1857-07-28 at Co Kerry, father James STACK b Ireland; niece Mrs CALLAGHAN resides Woodland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, nephew Thomas COSTELLO resides Pittsburgh, PA, residence is Fleming Ave, Pittsburgh, PA … left the US Nov 1924 … temporarily at Behins, Listowel, Co Kerry … visit sister


William STACK born 1861-08-01 at Duagh, Co Kerry, sister Nora SHEA resides N. Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN, temporarily residing Listowel, Co Kerry



Mrs Mary Anne DOWLING born 1881-07-31 at Newcastle West, Co Limerick, married 1921-10-27 to Thomas DOWLING born 1878-05-25 Boston, MA US Army died 1925 Co Limerick;; husband’s cousin Mrs LARKIN resides S. Green St, Chicago, death of husband see file 341d113


James MULLANE born 1863-05-17 at Loughill, Co Limerick, married Margaret MULLANE born 1869-05-03 Inchreigh, Athea, Co Limerick Ireland; two daughters Mary & Bridget MULLANE b 1900 & 1905 Kansas City, son James MULLANE b 1908 Kansas City, residence is Kansas City, MO … left the US Dec 1914 … temporarily at Athea, Co Limerick


William Cornelius O’KEEFE born 1860-02-01 at Meenscooane, Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick, brothers reside W 146th St, NYC, residence is Yale Ave, Chicago … left the US Jul 1914 … temporarily at Meenscovane, Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick


Cornelius O’SULLIVAN born 1862-03-25 at Dirrien, Athea, Co Limerick, spouse Mary O’CONNELL born Clounlehurde, Ballyhall, Ireland; daug – Loretta b 1895 Pittsburg, PA, ; arrived Ireland Oct 1904 his health



James WELLS of Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick, US pension 177130 date 1893-12-13



SCOTLAND: From everyday turns of phrase to cutting insults, Scottish slang is capable of being both poetic and humorous. Here’s a starter glossary of essentials for anyone new to Scotland or anyone looking to reacquaint themselves with Caledonian colloquialisms


Bonnie – beautiful

Braw – good looking

Failing means yer playin! – it’s the taking part that counts

Gallus – bold, daring, bordering on arrogant

Gie it laldy – Give it your best

Lang may yer lum reek – long may you live


Pure dead brilliant – very good



The Glen of Imaal disaster, 1941

Published in 20th-century / Contemporary History, Features, Issue 2 (March/April 2019), The Emergency, Volume 27

The worst single episode of loss of life suffered by the Irish Defence Forces since the Civil War.

By Terence O’Reilly


By September 1941 the Second World War had been ravaging the continent of Europe for two full years. Ireland had successfully remained neutral, owing in no small part to the rapid expansion of the Defence Forces, which had by now reached a strength of 39,000 men.


On the afternoon of 16September, a party of 60 gunners of the Depot Artillery and the Anti-Aircraft Battalion (and a few members of the Engineer Corps) gathered in the military training area of the Glen of Imaal in the Wicklow Mountains. Among them were several young officers who had been commissioned in the field during a serious invasion scare the previous December.


This group of men were receiving instruction in an anti-tank mine designed by the Army Ordnance Corps in May 1940. Consisting of 25 pounds of gelignite in a waterproofed wooden case, it was designed ‘for demolishing bridges or other works and also for use against tanks and mechanical transport’. Nicknamed ‘butter boxes’, 5,400 of these mines were manufactured during the Emergency, and in practice many received rough treatment without incident, often being bounced about in trucks or even on bicycles.



GAMES: In 1960, for the first time, the International Stoke Mandeville Games were held in Rome, Italy, alongside the Olympic Games. These games are now recognized as the first Paralympic Games. (The term “Paralympics” refers to the fact that they are parallel to the Olympics and was retroactively recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1984.) The Rome event featured 400 athletes, representing 23 countries, with an array of disabilities. After 1960, the Paralympics were held every four years. The first Winter Games were in 1976.


GLIN Devolvement;


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