Knpckanuare Notes-June 19th 2022

AL and Thanksgiving Mass for Fr. Kevin will take place on Sunday 26th June at 2pm at Moyvane Church, at the Doorway of Hope (weather permitting) in memory of the Covid Masses. After Mass a plaque will be unveiled in his honour. Everybody very welcome. Mass in thanksgiving for Fr. Kevin’s life will take place on Wednesday 29th June at 7.30pm in St. Agatha’s Church, Glenflesk.

BEST WISHES on her 102nd Birthday to Nora Lynch, (nee Flaherty) from Glasha, Athea, and born at Knockanure. Family and friends Celebrated the occasion at Athea on June 11.

GAA LOTTO Knockanure Results from Tuesday 14th June. Jackpot: €4,400. Numbers Drawn: 2, 26, 31, and 32. No winner. Lucky Dips went to: Dublin Joe, c/o Kevins Bar; Tara and Joe, Knocknasna; Ella and Ronan, The All Star Bar; Steve Smith, Ploughman Bar, and Callum Buckley, Templeathea. Next week’s draw is June 21st. Jackpot will be €4,500.

MASS: Months Mind for Nora Lane on Friday 24th at 7.30pm.

PADRE PIO Prayer Meeting Castleisland on Tuesday, June 21 at 7.30pm, will include the Final witness given by the late Fr. Pat Moore.

DEATH of Canon Moss O’Connell of the Diocese of Salford and formerly of Lisereen, Abbeydorney, in Manchester on 15th June 2022.

DEATH has taken place of Sr. Borgia Shanahan, late of Knockane, Listowel, Presentation in Milltown and Killarney on June 13th 2022. Predeceased by her sisters; Sr. Malachy (Presentation Sisters Rathmore), Teresa Moore (Dublin) & her brothers Joe & Jack Shanahan. Sadly missed by her Presentation Community, her nieces Helen Roche, Emer Kelly & Michelle Shanahan, nephews Gerard Moore, Brendan & Patrick Shanahan, relatives & many friends.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jim Groarke, Sean Casey, Joan McLoughlin, Anne Sheahan, Jim Cogan, Martin Whelan, Gerard O’Connor, Teresa Riordan, Maggie Kennelly, Tom Manaher, Denis Lane, Nora Buckley, Mary Martin, Tom Sheahan, Michael Scannell,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.18th June’22 Moyvane- Biker’s Mass, Fr. Sean Jones at 2pm and evening Mass for Jack Mulvihill (Aniv.) Woodgrove at 7.30pm; Sun.19th June’22- Knockanure for Denis & Nancy Flaherty (Aniv.) 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane Corpus Christi 11.00am; Mon.20th June’22 No Mass in Church; Tues.21st June’22- Moyvane a Private Intention 10.00am; Weds.22nd June’22 at Knockanure a Private Intention 10.00am; Thurs.23rd June’22- Moyvane a Private Intention 10.00am;

Fri.24th June’22- Knockanure Private Intention at 10am and evening mass for Nora Lane (nee Dillane) Month’s Mind, Fr. Tom McMahon at 7.30pm; Sat.25th June’22 Moyvane for Timothy & Julia O’Flaherty (Aniv.) Moher at 7.30pm, and Sun.26th June’22 at Knockanure for People of the Parish 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Jim Groarke RIP, The Village, & deceased members of the Groarke &

McKenna Families.

PARISH: The weekly Contribution envelopes are now available at the Parish Office, for collection during the Office opening hours and are also being distributed to each area. Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.

SINGING: On Wednesday June 22nd at 7:30pm the diocese will host a Zoom workshop entitled ‘Singing in Summer.’ Contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or via email on [email protected] to attend and the zoom link.

MIGRANTS: Applications for the new government undocumented scheme are open until 31 July. To check eligibility and get support to apply visit the Migrants Rights Centre Ireland website or email [email protected] or contact 083-0755387.

GRAVEYARD Mass; Lisselton will be held on Monday 20th June at 8 p.m;  Tuesday – June 21st – St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel at 8.00 p.m.; Wednesday, June 22nd – St. John Paul Cemetery at 8.00 p.m.; Thursday, June 23rd – Finuge Cemetery at 8.00 p.m. Gale Cemetery Thursday 23rd June at 8pm.

MASS: Blessed Well Mass in Asdee will be celebrated at the Blessed Well on Wednesday 22nd June at 7.30pm.

NOVENA to the Sacred Heart: From the 16th—24th of June.


Novena at Redemptorists in Limerick  runs to June 25th.

ST JOHN’S: Tue 21st, Concert with Camilla George Tour; Fri. 24th Concert with The Drew House Band; Tue. 28th Outdoor Concert with Cormac Begley & Ye Vagubonds, and on Fri. 30th Concert with Emer Dunne. More from 068 22566.

BOOK: St. John’s Youth Theatre/Fís na hÓige Productions have launched their first ever poetry book titled “Meraki”.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION 2022:  on Saturday, 18th June at 7.00 p.m. immediately after the Vigil Mass of the Feast of Corpus Christi. It will start from the church and go down the Square – up William Street – over Charles Street – down Courthouse Road.

NOVENA at Redemptorists          Limerick from June 17th to 25th.

LOUGH DERG opened until August 15.  All booking info, including organised parish groups available at,email [email protected] or telephone 0(0353) 71 9861518.  Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal, F94 N289

GARDEN FETE:   Rathfredagh Sunday, July 3.

FLEADH: Munster Fleadh in Newcastlewest on July 14th.                         

LARTIGUE MONORAIL:  The museum is located on the John B. Keane Road, Listowel and is now open from 1pm. to 4.30pm., daily.

GLIN Yacht Race Sunday 19th June start at 12 noon.

SWIMMING Lessons Glin Pier; Limerick County Water Safety are delighted to announce that swimming/lifesaving classes will take place this summer at Glin Pier (subject to availability of instructors). Week 1 – Registration 3rd July at 12p.m. at Glin Pier. Classes commence on Monday 4th July for the week. Week 2 – Registration 14th August at 12p.m at Glin Pier. Classes commence on Monday 15th August for the week. The Estuary Swim will take place on the 23rd July.

OCEAN Day; Wednesday, June 8 was global celebration of World Ocean Day. More clean up events to take place throughout the month of June, see

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – On Saturday 18th June, Tarbert Historical Society will host Jerry O’ Connell whose talk is tilted “Tarbert – a snapshot of a place and time in the context of the 1911 Census.” The talk is in the Bridewell at 8pm and everybody welcome.

ST. ITA’S REMEMBRANCE – Unveiling of plaque to commemorate St. Ita’s School 1940-1973 will take place on 19th June at 2.15pm with a talk by Pádraig O’ Concubhair. A Memorial Mass will take place in St. Mary’s Church at 3pm. After Mass there will be a cupán tae in the Community Centre where past pupils can meet up.

JOBS: TLI Group design, construct and maintain critical utility infrastructure including electrical assets, substations and telecom networks. The company will create 80 extra jobs over the next six months. The company established in 2000 and is owned by Thomas Fitzmaurice, an Abbeydorney man.

SCIENCE: Dr John O’Donoghue, Listowel native is RSC Co-ordinator at Trinity College, Dublin, appointed the lead on a new project called Current Chemistry Investigators.

CE Scheme, jobs- please contact Jackie Kissane on 0863266991. No experience necessary as full training will be provided.

NEW Job; Prof Breda Smyth will replace Dr Tony Holohan who is due to resign on July 1st after 14 years in the role of chief medical officer . She is a native of  Straide and a member of  a famous Mayo musical family.

JOBS U.S: Over the past three months, employment rose by an average of 408,000 jobs per month.

VINTAGE Tractor Run Ballyduff on Sunday 26th.

POETRY: Pat Given, Listowel poet,  launched his latest anthology, A New Day, at Writers’ Week 2022.

CYCLE: 22nd annual Tour de Munster charity cycle. The Tour takes place from August 4th to August 7th.

BAF 2022, 21st to 24th July 2022. The festival hosts, poetry, music, theatre, workshops and much more. Please visit their new website for more information, .

ATHEA National School recently marked its 100th anniversary, with a Mass at the school, some light refreshments. A DJ provided entertainment and the Liam MacCarthy Cup was also in attendance.

CAMPA MHUIRE: Free online Catholic Faith Camp for children aged 5-12.

The four day Summer Camp running from July 27th – 30th, Tuesday to Friday will include Music and Action Songs, Arts and Crafts, into the Deep Bible Stories, games, drama, live streamed daily Mass and more. No need to register, check out

GOAL: Aidan O’Mahony and Jimmy Deenihan are supporting an event on August 20 to support Irish humanitarian aid organisation, GOAL, and their Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

US Catholics gave $13 million to Peter’s Pence collection in 2021. US Catholics were the largest contributors to the annual collection.

RETIREMENT GROUP – meet every Friday in the Tarbert Bridewell between 10.30am and 12 Noon.

Different activities every week followed by Tea/Coffee, refreshments and a chat. New members are welcome.

OIL: Blocked by protestors, Libya’s oil output has dropped by 1.1 million barrels per day from last year’s average of 1.2 million barrels per day.

POLISH families and women religious have opened their homes or assisted in some way the estimated 3.6 million Ukrainians who fled the war.

PRIORY INSTITUTE:  Two-week online Summer School, 18 -29the August and 15th – 26th August.   Find out more and register online

LATIN MASS will be offered on Sunday 26th June at 1:00pm at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass. V92 DX62, by Fr.Martin Hegarty CC. More info from [email protected]

TAIZÉ: 4 places remaining.  Depart Monday, 27th June – return Sunday, 3rd July.  Contact Tomás Kenny– 0863683778 or [email protected]

START IT UP:  Nick Cotter Jnr involved in junior entrepreneurs for a top prize of 40K.   episode of the competition will be aired on You Tube channel. The winner will be announced on Thursday, June 23. Check out the link on

GOLF; Adare two-day tournament will be on July 4 and 5.To book either the Adare Manor car park, or the free park & ride, please visit

MEN: International Men’s Health Week (MHW) began on Monday 13th June and ran until Sunday 19th June 2022 (Father’s Day).

LITERARY Festival in honour of Kate O’Brien in Limerick held on 18th and 19th June.

RALLY FOR LIFE 2022 Ireland’s Annual March for Life Takes place in Dublin on July 2nd assembling at 1.30pm in Parnell Sq, Dublin. Bus from Kerry departing Tralee at 8.15am. To book ring 0876590551.

PRAYING for families, The Church celebrates the World Meeting of Families in Rome this week. Love, compassion, and forgiveness are at the heart of family life. As we approach the feast of the Sacred Heart, you are invited to pray for all families.

Jesus, Lord and Saviour, you have shown us your love in your care for all, especially those in most need. We ask you to show this love for our family, those sick and well, at home and those away.

May we live in your heart, young and old in our family, As you make your home in the heart of each of us. Make strong our faith in you and in each other, Enliven our hope and make us joyful in love.

Protect us all and welcome home those of the family who have gone before us.

We pray this, in gratitude for our family life, And with the prayers of Mary, our Mother. Amen.- Fr Donal Neary.

CONGRATULATIONS to Fr. Jim Lenihan who  celebrated his Silver Jubilee (25th Anniversary) of his ordination to the priesthood. Fr. Jim has ministered in Listowel, Castletownbere, Ahillees and Eyeries, before joining the Killarney Parish in 2014. Fr Michael Noonan Parish Priest of Ardagh/Carrigkerry celebrated the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of his ordination with Mass  in St Molua’s Church Ardagh recently.

Recovery Haven Kerry (Cancer Support House) have an upcoming Gala concert at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on June 19th @ 7pm featuring a host of local talent. Tickets are available from Recovery Haven Kerrry Cancer Support House, Ballyroe Heights Hotel. For more information, please contact reception on 066 7192122.

SHEP Certificate in Personal Development in Tralee, Limerick City, Cork and online. More information on our website where you can apply and pay for the course online. If you have any questions please ring Dee on 085-8803602 or 087-7728089 or the Cork no. 0214666180.

PIETA House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm – Contact 066 7163660.

CLOSED: DUE to a rock fall on Sceilg Mhichíl, the Office of Public Works say that the site will be closed to visitors until further notice.

COST: EIGHT council officials and 19 public representatives claimed a total of more than €100,000 travelling overseas for St Patrick’s Day.

SHOW in Charleville 25th and 26th of June, celebrating 41 years.


God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree,

The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea,

The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night,

The wisdom of the ages, The power of eagle’s flight,

The joy of a morning in spring, The faith of a mustard seed,

The patience of eternity, The depth of a family need,

Then God combined these qualities, when there was nothing more to add,

He knew His masterpiece was complete, and so, He called it…….Dad.

COURT: New York’s top court has rejected an effort to free Happy the elephant from the Bronx Zoo, ruling in a 5-2 decision that she does not meet the definition of a “person” who is being illegally confined.

JOB 1919; Skibbereen Eagle More Situations Vacant: Barmaid, Man or Boy to Milk, Ploughman, A Good General Servant, £20 per year, Journey man Carpenter, A Good General Servant (No Washing).

Kerryman 1904-current, 04.01.1958, page 9

Off to Tasmania; Rev John Griffin P P of Devonport, Tasmania, left his native place Killarney after six months holiday, he resided with his mother and his sister Mrs Joseph Murphy and visited the parents of Irish Priests and Nuns working in Tasmania.

Death of Daniel Anglim Tarmons, priests at his funeral, Fr Supple, Tarbert, P.P., Rev J Galvin, C.C. Moyvane, Rev A Stack, Tarbert, Rev T Buckley Tarbert, Rev D Buckley Moyvane.

Moyvane Notes; Church building fund, proceeds for draw for car, £2,800, profit on sale of work and dances for that week £500; Carol singers £55.

BALLADS: Rhyming History: The War of Independence & the ballads of atrocity in The Valley of Knockanure

122 views  16 May 2021  “If a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of a nation”: Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1653-1716), Scottish patriot.

In this lecture poet and author Gabriel Fitzmaurice will draw together the threads of traditional lore and balladry with the steel-wire of factual evidence to explain the origins of the ballad ‘The Valley of Knockanure’ by the internationally acclaimed writer, Bryan MacMahon, who had been commissioned to do so in 1946 by Pádraig Ó Ceallacháin, a noteworthy activist in the cause for Irish Independence.

This is the fifth in a series of lectures organised by Kerry Writers’ Museum as part of it’s North Kerry War of Independence Centenary Commemoration Programme.  The lecture is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Art, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries Programme.



LOSS: Global companies have lost more than $59 billion from their Russian operations since the country invaded Ukraine, the Wall Street Journal reported.

USA: There have been 266 mass shootings just this year, according to the gun violence archive.


NIGERIA: “Terrorists are on free loose slaughtering, massacring, injuring, and installing terror in different parts of Nigeria since over eight years not because of any reasonable thing but because they are evil — period,” he commented.

The bishop, who has led the Diocese of Ondo since 2010, said that there was “a profound fear in every part of the country” due to widespread kidnappings, as well as attacks on churches, markets, and public transport.


He underlined that his flock understood the importance of protecting the environment, as set out in Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical Laudato si’.

“While we are still mourning our loved ones after the horrible attack, I wish to appeal to those who are trying to take advantage of this horrific event to project any form of ideological agenda, to desist from such opportunism,” he said.

“I implore everyone to pray for Nigeria and indeed for peace in the world.”

“The victims of terrorism and indeed all the people of Nigeria would be thankful if world leaders propose fruitful ideas to the government of Nigeria on how to protect the citizens and make Nigeria a safe place to live.”

“This would be a better way of honoring the victims of hate and putting an end to the incessant killings in Nigeria.”



EXHIBITION “Protest!”, presented at the Gallery of Photography Ireland, looks at the role of photography in documenting the various political and social movements that have taken place in Ireland from the late 1960s to the present day. The exhibition focuses on the many fights the photographers have immortalized, from civil rights to “The Troubles,” economic issues, women’s and LGBTQIA+ or travellers’ rights, international movements for change, including pacifist movements, Black Lives Matter or #MeToo.


OPERATIC Memorabilia Exhibition at Limerick Museum, continues till end of June.



Everywhere it’s tried, rent control harms the people it’s meant to help. Yet foolish politicians continue to implement it.

Rent control once destroyed much of my town, New York. Because landlords couldn’t make money, some set fire to their own buildings to collect insurance.

The late economist Walter Williams once told me, “Short of aerial bombardment, the best way to destroy a city is through rent controls.”


FOOD loss and waste is estimated to be roughly one third of the food intended for human consumption in the United States. When food is discarded, all inputs used in producing, processing, transporting, preparing, and storing discarded food are also wasted. Food loss and waste also exacerbates the climate change crisis with its significant greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint. Production, transportation, and handling of food generate significant Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions and when food ends up in landfills, it generates methane, an even more potent greenhouse gas.


Jackie Lambert suspects that her habit of showering only every three days is unusual. “But I’m unapologetic for it because I think it’s fine,” she laughs. After all, a daily shower is more about cultural expectations than hygiene.


To be fair, Lambert’s whole lifestyle is on the unusual side. After she and her husband were made redundant in their early 50s, they decided to rent out their house in the coastal town of Bournemouth, UK, and move into a caravan with their four dogs for much of the year. At the moment, they’re in a village in the Italian Alps.



Excessive Usage of Water


The fashion industry consumes one tenth of all of the water used industrially to run factories and clean products. To put this into perspective, it takes 10,000 liters of water  to produce one kilogram of cotton or approximately 3,000 liters of water for one cotton shirt. Furthermore, textile dyeing requires toxic chemicals that subsequently end up in our oceans. Approximately 20% of the wastewater worldwide is attributed to this process, which accumulates over time. As many  factories moved overseas as stated previously, they may be in countries without strict environmental regulations, resulting in untreated water to enter the oceans. Regrettably, the wastewater created is extremely toxic and in many cases, cannot be treated to become safe again.

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