By Jer Kennelly

THE PARENTS COUNCIL MURHUR NS: would like to Congratulate our two recent winners of our Split the Bucket draw, Michael O’Sullivan and Annamarie Kennelly. Thanks to both the winners and the wider community for supporting Murhur NS fundraising efforts. We appreciate it very much! Our next draw is due to be held on Friday 27th August. Tickets can be purchased in Hollys Gala, Mike Kennelly’s Hardware, Noel Stacks Butchers, The Village Grill, Anna Enright’s Hairdressers and North Cork Creamery.  We would also like to congratulate Fr. Kevin on his 40th Jubilee as a Priest. Fr. Kevin is an asset to our community and we thank him for his continued support to the Parents Council of Murhur NS. We wish Fr. Kevin many more years of happiness.

CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane LGFA Ladies u12 girls who beat Castleisland in the Division 2 Final and won the shield with a score of 3-9 to 3-8.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: would like to invite you to partake in our summer schedule of tea parties. The weekly series of summer parties will be held every Friday during July and August from July 2nd August 27th inclusive, from 12 noon-1pm weekly.  Contact Bridie on 086/8556431.  Also, a new and exciting group entitled ‘Kickers and Dribblers’ for parents and babies up to 18 months will commence shortly. The weekly group runs from Tuesday July 13th for four weeks, starting at 10am and lasting for approximately 1 hour each week. Contact Toni Clarke on 068/23584 or 087/7523705.

VOLUNTEERS: Alone are actively recruiting visitation support and befriending volunteers in Moyvane and surrounding areas. If you would like to volunteer with ALONE see the volunteer section of the website.

ADORATION in Listowel Church on Wednesdays 11am to 1pm. in front of main altar. If a funeral takes place on a Wednesday there will be no Adoration.

SYMPATHY: To Marian Quinn & family, Woodgrove on the death of her aunt Mary Martin, Glin, who died recently.

DEATH of  Michael (Mike) O’Connor, Ballyduhig, Six Crosse’s, Listowel and late of Keylod, Moyvane, on June 27th, 2021. Survived by his wife Irene, daughters Kayo, Fiona and Sandra, grandchildren Clíona, Katie, Seán, Aoife, Maebh, Nessa, Jill and Ruth, brother Tom, sister Mary, sons-in-law Tony, John and Brian, brother-in-law Timmy, sister-in-law Maria, nephews, niece, and cousins.

DEATH of Michael Scannell, Dromin, Listowel on June 26th, 2021. Predeceased by his sisters Evelyn and Mary and his brothers John, Patrick and Jeremiah. Survived by his wife Joan, son Fergus and daughter-in-law Emma, grandchildren Billy, Evan and Elizabeth, brothers-in-law Frank, Tim and Michael, sister-in-law Noreen, nephews Declan and Paudie, nieces Margaret and Pia, and extended family.

ANNIVERSARIES: Julia O’Connor, Mick Finucane, Mary Kirby, Richard Kissane, Joseph O’Keeffe, Bettie Moloney, Joe Woods McConville, Sheila Birkinghaw, John Patsy O’Sullivan, Sr. Rosario Weir, Brendan Finucane, Dan Broderick, Rita Daly, Peg Vaughan, Michael Moloney, Jimmy Ruddle, Mass Moyvane; Sat 3rd at 7.30pm for John Moloney, Clarr (Rec Dec) at the request of Mike & Deirdre Mulvihill, The Hill; Sun 4th at 11.00am for John Carmody & deceased of the Carmody family, Ahalahana; Wed 7th at  7.30pm  for Johnny Kissane, Tarbert (Anni) & his sons Michael & Joseph; Thurs 8th at 7.30pm for Elsie Murphy, Ballyphehane, Cork (Anni); Fri 9th at 7.30pm, Mass for the sick; Sat 10th at 7.30pm for  Parishioners, and mass on Sun 11th at 11.00am for Patrick Shanahan, Kilbaha (Anni).

Mass Knockanure on Sun 4th  at 9.30am for  Eileen Goulding, Knockanure Village (Anni) & Hughie (Rec Dec), and Mass on Sun 11th at 9.30am for Timothy & Mary Murphy, Lisaniskea (Anni).

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT will take place on Wednesdays 11am to 1pm. in front of main altar in Listowel Church. If a funeral takes place on a Wednesday there will be no Adoration.

WELLNESS Wednesday – a 30 minute programme on WL102fm and sponsored by the West Limerick Mental Health Association begins on July 14 from 11 -11.30am.

CLOTS: These rare clots were almost all in women under 55, a group that is typically not at a high risk of clotting.

CHILDREN aged between 7 and 12.  Who are interested in playing Irish music, singing traditional songs, or dancing reels, jigs, and hornpipes, they might like to audition for Siamsa Tíre’s National Folk Training Academy.

ST. MARY’S CHURCH PARISH YOUTH GROUP LISTOWEL In light of Covid 19, we are raising funds for all the staff of University Hospital Kerry as a thank you for their selfless and heroic work during the pandemic. As a group, we are walking/cycling 25km from St. Mary’s Church Listowel to University Hospital Kerry on Friday 30th July. Any and all donations are GREATLY APPRECIATED!!   Thank you PYGL Committee.

BINGO: Glórach Drive-In Bingo at the GAA Car Park, Abbeyfeale every Sunday (2pm start).

BEST WISHES to Jimmy Deenihan, who is the new chairperson of Munster Technological University.

CHRISTENING of baby Kayden Thomas Roche took place recently, his father Ian is a native of Moyvane.

CONGRATULATIONS to Carla Sheehy of Lower Direen and Eoin Moroney of Tournafulla who were married recently in Athea Church.

ROADS: County Council is inviting applications for the upgrade of local roads under the Community Improvement Scheme. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday the 9th of July.

WATER: Glin has been awarded funding for the purchase and installation of Water Butts in the Glin community.

BADMINTON Summer Camp will take place in Moyvane Community Sports Hall from July 26th – 29th.

HARVEST, silage cutting is almost completed for present, hay was saved recently, it is rarely saved now in the locality. Turf is in great condition and the bogs dry. Fruit, the blackbirds are feasting on Blackcurrants and the gooseberries are almost ripe. Crop of Apples are poor this year. Rose in full bloom also sweet smell of woodbine, midges are scarce so far and the odd doctor bee is busy. Cuckoo has gone silent.

FARMERS: ICMSA  president, Pat McCormack, has told Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue, that the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) deal reached in Brussels last week represents a lose-lose scenario for Irish agriculture.

TALKS: Scripture and Spirituality Conference. A series of 6 thought provoking talks over the 10th and 11th of July

FEAST of St. Kilian is celebrated on Thurs. 8th July.  He is the apostle of Bavaria.  Born in Cavan, he studied in Tuosist in Kerry before leaving for Germany.  He was martyred in Wurzburg on this day in 689AD.

ACCORD TRALEE is open for face-to-face counselling for couples and individuals to explore, reflect upon and work to resolve difficulties that arise in their marriage and relationships.  Phone 066 7122 280.

PIETA House: Contact 01 6010000 or

POPE Francis called  for local gatherings to be held across the globe at the same time as next years World Meeting of Families in Rome.

COVID -19 Support Line for Older open seven days a week, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

GARDEN: “They are beautiful. They are there to be seen,” Eddie said before adding: “I like my flowers like I like my women.” Eddie’s garden is a haven of quiet and an oasis for bees even though he doesn’t keep bees. Or at least hasn’t done so up to now. “I often thought the honey here would be beautiful.”

HUNT Museum, Jill Cousins, Director of The Hunt Museum, commenting on the new adventure,  said: “By allowing our objects to escape the museum walls, we hope to intrigue and entertain many more people.  It is a work in progress and over the next six months more sculptures will take up residence outside as we hold events in this brand new and exciting space.” Chairman of the Hunt Museum, John Moran, is delighted with the garden.

HOUSES: AN Bord Pleanála has rejected Council’s proposal to acquire two houses in Abbeyfeale town.

CAR BOOT SALE:  At the Community Centre NCW next to Aldi and the GAA pitch on Sunday, July 10 from 8.30am – 1pm. Stall holders may book by calling 069 69584.  All proceeds to the Community Centre.

GAA’s hour long weekly championship chat show for Kerry “The Waterbreak” runs for 10 weeks – each Thursday at 8pm.

ARTS: 25 minute workshop we explore how to create an inspiring nature journal with some mindfulness and drawing tips. Other artists have also shared their nature journals for you to see.

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Outdoor screening of Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Lighthouse at Listowel Ball Alley on Tuesday 13th July at 10.45pm. Book tickets (

The Con Curtin Festival was online on the 25th, 26th, and 27th of June. The concerts from the festival are available to watch online. Watch back (

The Seanchaí, Kerry Literary and Cultural Centre, Listowel –

Build Little houses for wetland creatures; The total budget for artist’s fee, consultation, design, fabrication, installation, all associated travel and insurance costs, inclusive of VAT is €1,500. Many natural materials will be available on site at Tralee Bay Wetlands and these will be made freely available on agreement of design and timeframe for delivery.

Applications and enquiries to [email protected]

(Comment; Local told me that an abandoned old lawnmower in a quiet corner housed one adult hedgehog and four young ones safely)

HOLIDAYS on the island of Ireland, please visit New Tourism Ireland film showcases our spectacular ‘Noises of Nature’. Main Street in Killarney closed to traffic on weekends during July and August. The Aqua Dome which was due to re-open will remain closed for time being, it is closed for over 15 months now. Swim Camp in Ballybunion, details from 068 28111. Water safety classes details from 086 3937 654.   THE Limerick Greenway – the 40km along the old railway line from Rathkeale to Abbeyfeale walking and cycling route got E5m upgrade and change of name. It was known as the great Southern Trail. The Great Southern Trail (GST). It is the route taken by the Limerick – Tralee railway line, which opened in 1867/1880 and closed in 1975/1977.

MUSIC: Munster Comhaltas online workshops run from July 16th to 18th.

PUCK Fair and Dingle Races cancelled for second year, but Skellig Michael is due to reopen.

‘YOUR Council Day’ initiative was on Thursday, July 1.See social media for more.

JIMMY Moloney from Listowel is new Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, the council held their meeting recently at Austin Stack Park in Tralee.

UL spent E281m in 2019 according to their accounts, pay and pensions cost two thirds of spending, they spent over E1m on entertainment.

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER RETREATS: This year the summer retreats for Youth2000 are back. Places need to be booked through the Youth2000  office  [email protected]  or 00353 (0) 1 6753690

EAGLES: Twenty-three White-tailed eagle chicks arrived in Farranfore recently as part of wildlife reintroduction project of the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

REEK SUNDAY: The annual Reek Sunday Pilgrimage on Croagh Patrick, will be going ahead this year in an extended format from Wednesday to Saturday, 1- 31 July. Pilgrims are asked to plan their climb well in advance, and to choose a weekday when Croagh Patrick is quieter. The Reek Pilgrimage normally takes place on the last Sunday in July.

BURIAL GROUND/GRAVEYARD MASSES Kerry County Council has issued clarification in relation to the holding of burial ground masses during the Summer of 2021. The clarification is as follows: – Kerry County Council believes that it would be unwise at this particular juncture to permit the holding of burial ground masses which would result in the creation of gatherings of people, in accordance with the current public health guidelines, but will reconsider this request when the Government next review the reopening of society and the economy later this Summer (subject to the public health situation at the time).

CYCLE: The Great Rugby Cycle 2021 group made a tea break at the Bridewell in Tarbert on Monday and are doing a 1,000 mile cycle around Ireland and finish at Belfast on July 10th, in aid of MND.

BROADBAND: Elon Musk estimates $5 billion to $10 billion cost to deploy his internet service, which is designed to reach the hardest to reach places. It costs $99 a month and subscribers must buy the  satellite dish equipment themselves for $499.

RADIO MARIA: Radio Maria is an Irish Catholic Radio station that has grown  in  strength  and  popularity  in  recent  years. It broadcasts Mass, Rosary, Divine Mercy Hour etc. daily. It has many interesting programs. Many people tune in to pray with them. The easiest way to tune in is via the television, Saorview channel 210, (if you go forward one channel from RTE1 you get RTE2, if you go back one from RTE1 you get Radio Maria). There is also a mobile App.  All details are on their website,

THE WRITERS WEEK COMMITTEE recently produced a special online tour of the streets of Listowel. Included in the video is a feature on Listowel Church. Kindly sponsored by Kerry Writers Museum the film is available free on Utube.

THOUGHT, we always see the speck in others eyes and are unable to see the plank in out own.

Casey Knockanure records on line.

Area – KERRY (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation – MOYVANE

Baptism of SYLVESTER CASEY of KNOCKANURE on 1 September 1881 (ASSUMED)


Date of Birth      5 September 1881

Address               KNOCKANURE



Further details in the record

Sponsor 1            THOMAS STACK

Sponsor 1 Address          NR

Sponsor 2            HONORA STACK


Area – KERRY (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation – MOYVANE

Marriage of SYLVESTER CASEY of KNOCKANURE and MARY CONNOR of KNOCKANURE on 27 August 1884                Husband              Wife


Address               KNOCKANURE KNOCKANURE


Witness 1            JOHN STACK

Witness 2            JOHN STACK


Area – KERRY (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation – MOYVANE

Marriage of JEREMIAH LYONS of KNOCKANURE and JANE GOLDEN of KNOCKANURE on 27 February 1875

Husband              Wife


Address               KNOCKANURE   KNOCKANURE

Occupation         NR          NR

Father   THOMAS LYONS               JOHN GOLDEN

Witness 1            MAURICE CASEY

Witness 2            JAMES KENELLY



Area – KERRY (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation – LISTOWEL

Baptism of MARY CASEY of NR on 12 May 1809


Date of Birth      12 May 1809 (BASED ON OTHER DATE INFORMATION)

Address               NR



Sponsor 1            DANIEL CURTAIN

Sponsor 2            JULIA CASEY


Area – KERRY (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation – LISTOWEL

Baptism of MARY CASEY of KILLBEE on 22 June 1846


Date of Birth      22 June 1846 (BASED ON OTHER DATE INFORMATION)

Address               KILLBEE



Sponsor 1            FLORENCE CASEY

Sponsor 2            CATHERINE CASEY

North Kerry family records


RECORDS: About Beyond 2022 – creating the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland

Beyond 2022 is an all-island and international collaborative research project working to create a virtual reconstruction of the Public Record Office of Ireland, which was destroyed in the opening engagement of the Civil War on June 30th, 1922.

The ‘Record Treasury’ at the Public Record Office of Ireland stored seven centuries of Irish records dating back to the time of the Normans. Together with our 5 Core Archival Partners and over 40 other Participating Institutions in Ireland, Britain and the USA, we are working to recover what was lost in that terrible fire one hundred years ago.


Global-scale climate preservation is an idea that engineers should love, because it opens up new fields and career opportunities. Earth’s climate has run open loop for over 4 billion years; we are lucky that our planet’s wildly fluctuating climate was unusually stable over the 10,000 years that modern civilization arose and flourished. We believe that humankind will soon start wrapping a control loop around earth’s climate, designing and introducing controlled changes that preserve the climate. The basic rationale for climate preservation is to avoid irreversible climate changes.


“The killing of Apple Daily by the Chinese Communist Party regime represents the death of media freedom in Hong Kong,” he said via email.

“This is yet another chapter in the regime’s dismantling of freedom itself in Hong Kong, in all its forms, in total, flagrant and repeated violation of an international treaty, the Sino-British Joint Declaration, which is registered at the United Nations and valid until 2047.”–jY8ocP-H1NH9K-XDoqn_sEzTWg9KEODILRzzkHGu65hoZCh_Bt1CjLeI2zkskcLDXHqGvMapjwS4ntfg0oWOVlCgvPw&utm_content=137252519&utm_source=hs_email


RALLY: President Trump’s Rally on June 26 2021,

“The serious warnings by the Irish Postmasters Union about the inevitable collapse of the network and up to 200 branch closures are being ignored by the government, despite the government controlling the entire issued share capital of An Post.

WINDSOR TERRACE — Father Kevin Sweeney, the Queens-born son of Irish immigrants, went from being a parish priest to becoming the prelate of a diocese that encompasses three northwest New Jersey counties and serves 430,000 Catholics in 108 parishes.

A year into the job, Bishop Sweeney, who is the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Paterson, has comfortably settled in and is looking forward to the future.

“It’s not a surprise every day, but there have been a few surprises every week,” he said. “Realizing the responsibilities that the bishop has, there have been a lot of pleasant surprises, like the vibrancy of the churches in the diocese, the different ministries, and certainly the diocesan leadership.