Jer Kennelly

WEATHER: We have some wonderful weather at the present time, it gave a wonderful opportunity to everyone to make the best use of it. Farmers were very active, trying to make up for lost time during the wet spell.

SPORT: European Week of Sport runs from 23rd to 30th of September, Jimmy Deenihan is chairman of Kerry Recreation & Sport.

BAZAAR Group in Listowel are holding a draw in aid of local charities and Foreign Missions.

DEATH of Kathleen O’Sullivan nee Kelly, Born on March 13, 1930, Kathleen was number nine of ten children to Matthew and Elizabeth Kelly in County Clare was the beloved wife of the late Michael C. O’Sullivan, a native of Derry, Listowel; loving mother of Maureen Donohue (late Robert), Patrick (Mary), Robert (Bernadette), Dianne Haley (Jack), Sheila O’Sullivan-Feeney (Jeff), Elizabeth O’Sullivan (Greg), Margaret O’Sullivan, Brenda Doychak (Doug), Eileen Thomas (Mark), and Michael (Sara); dear grandmother of 25 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sisters-in-law, Kitty of Dublin, and Philomena of County Clare, her cousin Mary Sullivan and many nieces, nephews, and cousins from Ireland and England. She was predeceased by 9 siblings; Martin, Pat Joe, Bobby, Jim, Johnny, Ita, Anne, Mary, and Susan. Kathleen died 12th September 2020. Funeral Mass on September 19, 2020 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 1325 Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Soder, Richard V Cantillon, Tim McElligott, Dan Joy, Bridget O’Connor, Bill Cahill, Tom Dillon, Con McMahon, Mass Moyvane; Sat 19th at 7.30pm for Sr. Paschal Hegarty, Presentation Convent, Killarney (Recently Deceased); Sun 20th at 11.00am for Mary & John Feury, Glin (Anni) & their sons Jackie, Patrick & Michael & their grandsons Richard & Seán; Fri 25th at    7.30pm for Mikey Joe Enright, Church Road;  Sat 26th at 7.30pm  a Special Intention – Sick;  Sun 27th at 11.00am for John Shanahan, The Waterfall, Kilflynn (Rec Dec). Mass Knockanure; Sun 20th at 9.30am for Parishioners, and Mass on  Sun 27th at 9.30am for Paul McGonigle, Kenmare (1st Anni).

GRANDPARENTS: September marks the celebration of National Grandparents Day. Grandparents play a special role in our lives.  Some researchers believe that grandmothers may be the key to the survival of the human race.

RADIO MARIA: a Station dedicated to faith, hope and love. Radio Maria is an Irish Catholic station broadcasting for the past five years. A full list of programmes from 8am until close to midnight. The Mass and the Rosary are broadcast live each day.

VOCATIONS:  Fr. Joe Begley and his vocation team are working with the office in Maynooth in promoting vocations.  Prayers of Intercession for vocations can be found on

MASS CARDS:  With the continual restrictions please note that signed Mass Cards are available from Hollys and from the Parish Office during office hours.  Thank you.

WELCOME to Fr. Dan Lane, who will be helping out at times in Abbeyfeale and Athea, many of us are familiar with him.

CHARITY CYCLE: Michael O’Callaghan from near Tralee, did the Ring of Kerry recently and raised €800 for Listowel’s  Árus Mhuire.

TB herd history was sent to farmers recently, it is only causing confusion and will devalue some stock, and farmers have had enough stress coping with Covid 19 and other regulations and now pen pushers are justifying their existence.

HOSPICE: Annual Kerry Hospice Foundation Coffee Morning fundraiser event is on-line this year.

LIBRARY in Listowel open and Abbeyfeale will re-open on Tuesday 29th September.

SCHOOL BOOK: Lee Strand homework journal free to over 10,000 primary school pupils in Kerry and west Limerick. To celebrate Lee Strand’s 100th year, the homework journal has a special 100th year theme.

STORIES about Ardnacrusha, are being compiled by the Hunt Museum, contact 061 312 833.

ST JOHN’S Listowel: THU 24TH   DRAMA – QUEEN OF TECHNICOLOUR – THE MAUREEN O’HARA STORY. This one-woman show by Elaine O’Dwyer marks the centenary of legendary Irish actress Maureen O’ Hara who was born in 1920. Star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, O’ Hara played roles that often mirrored her true persona as a tough, feisty and courageous woman. Elaine takes you on an intimate journey with Maureen, revealing the person she was behind the limelight.  This Visually stunning show and take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, superbly enhanced by the rare images of the stars. More from 068 22566.

CASTLE in Askeaton, recently reopened to the public, until Friday, October 30. A guided service is available daily at 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm, Monday to Friday.

RACING Listowel:  G4s schedule is as follows:

*Monday, September 21 – On-Air @ 3:00pm -Five races live including the main race of the day ‘The Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue Hurdle’ @ 3:40pm.

*Tuesday, September 22 – On-Air @ 3:00pm

Five races live including the main race of the day ‘The Edmund and Josie Whelan Memorial Stakes’ @ 4:30pm

*Wednesday, September 23 – On-Air @ 3:00pm

Five races live including the main race of the day ‘The Guinness Kerry National’ @ 4:30pm

*Thursday, September 24 – On-Air @ 3:00pm

Five races live including the main race of the day ‘The Listowel Printing Works Handicap’ @ 4:30pm

*Friday, September 25 – On-Air @ 3:00pm

Five races live including the main race of the day ‘The Southampton Goodwill Plate Handicap Steeplechase’ @ 4:25pm. Friday 25th of September McElligotts Honda Best Dressed Lady will win €500 cash prize.

*Saturday, September 26 – On-Air @ 3:00pm- Five races live including the main race of the day ‘The M.J. Carroll ARRO Handicap Hurdle’ @ 4:00pm.