By Jer Kennelly

COMMUNITY Employment jobs at Moyvane and Knockanure are advertised.

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.

DEATH of Margaret Aherne nee Sheehy of Laurel Court, Oakpark, Tralee and formerly of Meen, Listowel, on 8th July 2021, wife of Dan, mother of John & Andrew and sister of Fr. Seán, Anna, Marie, Betty and the late Brendan. Also survived by granddaughter Molly, daughters-in-law Amy & Sarah, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandniece, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law. Requiem Mass celebrated at 11 am on Monday in Our Lady & St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee.

DEATH of Catherine (Rena) Carew (nee Costello), formerly of Railway Road, Abbeyfeale, on July 3rd 2021 in Novato, California. Rena, daughter of the late Denis and Mamie. Survived by her husband Tony, daughters Adrianne and Deirdre, sons Kevin and Brian, sons-in-law David and Brad, daughter-in-law Christine, grandchildren, sisters Anne Hastings (Chicago), Marian Moylan (Chicago) and Noreen O’Sullivan (Arizona), brothers Dan (Kilmorna) and John (Abbeyfeale), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and nephews.

Death of Catherine Forde (nee Hayes), late of, Erdington, Birmingham and formerly of Dirreen, Athea and Glenagragra, Glin, who died on June 2nd 2021. Predeceased by her parents John and Josephine Hayes and her uncle Buddy Furey. Survived by her husband Eddie, son James, daughter Jacqueline, son-in-law Jeff Harding, granddaughter Ella Mae, brothers John and Mike, sisters Birdie, Mary and Joan, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: Dan Flynn, Peg Brouder, Sr. M Joseph Sheehy, Jeremiah Cronin, Martin Collins, Mary McCarthy, Anna Smithwick, Ciss Dore, Martin McGrath, Mgr. Padraig O’Fiannachta, Jackie Keane, Helen O’Keeffe, Fr. John Quinlan, Johnny McEnery, John Murphy, Paddy Cronin. Mass Moyvane; Sat 10th at 7.30pm for Parishioners; Sun 11th at 11.00am for Patrick Shanahan, Kilbaha; Wed 14th at 7.30pm for  Ciss Dore, Woodgrove; Thurs 15th at 7.30pm for Billy McElligott, Coolaclarig, Listowel (Rec Dec); Sat 17th at  7.30pm for Bridie Reilly (née Fitzmaurice), Leitrim Middle & Glasgow & deceased members of the Fitzmaurice family, and Mass on Sun 18th at 11.00am for Anne Prendiville, Carrueragh (Birthday Remembrance).

Mass Knockanure on Sun 11th at 9.30am for Timothy & Mary Murphy, Lisaniskea, and mass on Sun 18th at 9.30am for Jerry & Ellen Enright, Lisaniskea.

JOBS: Kirby Group, has announced 300 new jobs in Raheen Business Park which will bring its staff numbers in Limerick to 1,600. As part of the recruitment drive, Kirby – which was founded in Thomondgate in 1964 – is looking to attract almost 100 people to be deployed across its apprenticeship scheme and graduate programme.

The government is continuing Apprenticeship Incentivisation Scheme to Dec. of this year.

MORE: The Tánaiste says a Task Force will be up and running by the Dáil recess on July 17, with the terms of reference paying attention to the Tarbert Ballylongford land bank site. €700,000 has been allocated to improve non-public roads in Kerry this year, and 800 roads on the list.

EVENTS July 2012; Summer Festival Ballyheigue; Bachelor Festival Ballybunion; Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle; Summer Festival Castlegregory, Truly Scrumptious Parade Kenmare; 13th to 15th Seafood Festival Ballybunion; Maxi Marathon Killarney; Horse Racing Killarney; Sneem Family Festival; Ras na Riochta Killorglin; Summerfest Killarney ran from 27th to 5th Aug. Horse Fair in Listowel was well attended recently, a chance for locals to meet after the long lockdown.

FEAST of St Swithin on 15th July, many country people have a great interest in the day, as they can forecast the Irish weather from then on.

HEALTH: West Limerick Mental Health Association are sponsoring a new programme on West Limerick 102 FM, commencing on Wednesday July 14, at 11am.

POPE:— As the world prays for Pope Francis to enjoy a full recovery following his colon surgery, doctors are busy explaining symptomatic stenotic diverticulitis, the condition afflicting the 84-year-old pontiff. According to the Vatican press office, Pope Francis’ post-operative recovery is proceeding normally. Within two days of undergoing the surgery July 4 in Gemelli Hospital in Rome, the pontiff was able to get out of bed for a walk and eat breakfast.

BAPTISMS: The advice from Government is that Baptisms should not take place. Our recommendation is that Baptisms which have already been booked may proceed but that no new bookings for Baptisms should be accepted pending further advice from the Government.  Numbers confined to a maximum of 10 people.

WEDDINGS: already planned will be permitted to proceed on the basis of the expected changes, with 50 guests permitted to attend wedding receptions with protective measures.

FUNERALS: The numbers of mourners permitted at funerals continues to be limited to 50. Attendance at wakes in private homes and at funeral homes is for family only. Related family gatherings should strictly adhere to prevailing public health advice on household mixing, including visitors to your home and indoor and outdoor dining.

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).