By Jer Kennelly

FR KEVIN celebrated his 65th birthday on 12th October.  On the same day he was on RTÉ Radio 1 in the morning and RTÉ Television that evening. He thanks you for your greetings, gifts and very kind words with regards ‘Confessors’.

All Masses listed will be on the Parish Radio Link and over the tannoy system in the car parks, the church has closed for mass, but open for a few hours daily. There will be a gathering for all parish secretaries online on Monday October 19th at 11.30am.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY:  If you are in a position to help, put your offering in the envelope and return it next weekend or drop them into the post box at the Presbytery.  There are approximately 1,300 Irish-born missionaries working in more  than  80 countries.

ARD CHÚRAM: To mark Positive Ageing in North Kerry, Ard Chúram is asking you to submit a poem or a Limerick entitled “The Corona…”  Please send your entry to: Mairéad Hanlon, Ard Chúram, Greenville, Listowel no later than Nov 4th.  Mairéad is giving details on Monday’s Talk About with Deirdre Walsh between 1.30 – 3pm. Ard Churam Community Choir with Soloist Mary Culloty O Sullivan will perform Christmas songs in Listowel Small Square on Sunday December 8th at 2pm.

TRÓCAIRE says “Thank you and the people of Moyvane Parish, so much for your most generous donation of €3,000.”

DEATH of Anne O’Mahony (née Conway), Glouria, Lisselton, and late of Owenbeg, Easkey, Co. Sligo, on October 11th, 2020, Survived by her husband Maurice, sons Danny, Oliver, Martin, John, Cathal and their partners Jennifer, Angela, Jennifer and Elaine, daughter-in-law Xiao (Mary), granddaughter Ciara, brother Tony, sisters Kay Lavin, Mollie Kennedy, Elsie O’Reily and Martina Scanlon, brothers-in-law Gerry, Michael-John, Damien and John, sisters-in-law Eileen, Maureen and Carmel, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, extended family, former work colleagues, and neighbours.

ANNIVERSARY: Dan O’Donnell, Joan Hilliard, Tom Hogan, Sean Broderick, Moira Nash, Mick Reidy, Julia Anne Costelloe, Paddy Keane, Ita Vaughan, Anthony Foley, Ann Higgins, Pat Nash, Joan Woulfe, Paddy O’Sullivan, Bridget Dillane, Bridget Dalton, Ellen Orman, Paddy Horan, Nora O’Donoghue, Fr. Sean Dillon, Eddie and Mary Costelloe, Brendan Harnett, Denis Leen, Jimmy Mulvihill, Elizabeth O’Dowd, Tim Cantillon, Maurice Collins. Mass Moyvane; Sat 17th at 7.30pm for Seán Broderick, Coilagurteen; Sunday 18th at 11.00am for  Willie Martin, Glin (Rec Dec., uncle to Marian Quinn, Woodgrove); Wed. 21st at 7.30pm for Gerry Galvin, Leitrim East, his parents, Brendan & Eileen & his brother Pat; Fri. 23rd  at 7.30pm for Nora O’Donoghue & daughter baby Leah, Clounbrane & Perth (1st Anni);  Sat 24th  at 7.30pm for Tommy & David Stack, Keylod (Anni), and Mass on Sun 25th at        11.00am  for Anne Nolan, Carrueragh (Months Mind).

Mass Knockanure; Sun 18th at  9.30am for Parishioners, and Mass on Sun 25th  at 9.30am for Seán McMahon, Carrueragh.

PRE-SCHOOL – Little Ducklings will be starting a Pre-school in Knockanure Community Centre. Please contact Olive Mulvihill for further details at [email protected]

COVID-19 Update. North Kerry Harriers – Following a committee meeting – we have sadly made the decision to close our 20/21 season to all visitors and we will now be operating on a membership only basis.

GLÓRACH DRIVE IN BINGO in Abbeyfeale is cancelled until further notice.

ABBEYFEALE FARMERS’ MARKET in Abbeyfeale:  Helga is back with a fine selection of locally grown vegetables which are chemical free. We also have a new stall holder – Máire Griffen from Beale who has set up a new company called OrganiGo making organic noodles from beetroot, butternut squash and courgettes.

LOCAL man Padraig Keane and Cork friend Tom O’Regan are doing charity 100km cycle before climbing the to the 707m summit of Knockboy, which straddles the borders of Cork and Kerry  to the west of Guagán Barra. All in aid of MDI.

To donate to Padraig and Tom’s fundraising challenge for Muscular Dystrophy Ireland, go to the MDI Facebook page or the ‘Tom & Podges Munster Peaks for MDI’ GoFundMe page.

For more information on muscular dystrophy and the work of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland, visit or follow them on Facebook at and Twitter at @MDI_Ireland. You can also contact their Information Officer by emailing [email protected].

MAGAZINE: The 2020 edition of the Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine is nearing the end of the road. If any tributes, wedding photos or other current items are available, they will be accepted for the next few days.  Email to [email protected] or post to BPM, Lisselton PO.

MART: Listowel Mart First dairy Sale for 2020 will be held on 21st October at 1pm.

HORSE FAIR Ballinasloe its history dates back to the 1700s, cancelled. It  attracted up to 80,000 visitors each year.

PLOUGHING:90th National ploughing Championship and the World Ploughing Championship will be held in County Laois from 15th to 18th September 2021.

Éigse Michael Hartnett is going ahead with adherence to COVID-19 guidelines.

A great weekend of poetry, prose, and music is planned with live streamed performances and podcasts.

LIMERICK MARATHON: King John’s Castle was the backdrop for the presentation of cheques totalling more than €36,000 to a dozen local charities by the organisers of this year’s Cook Medical Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon. Because of Covid-19, the virtual event took place over the last weekend of September and attracted more than 2,300 participants.