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Knockanure Notes-24/08/2021

By Jer Kennelly


As the former parish secretary, Jackie, has moved away, we have a vacuum.  This needs to be filled by somebody who can take care of the day to day running of the parish office (noting bookings for Mass, Baptisms, Marriages, other), recording of accounts of various types; dealing with bills and related issues; banking, registrations and some house-keeping—approximately 10 hours a week to be arranged. If interested, please send a note to me with some background on or before Sunday August 29th. For further details, please drop by or phone. Fr Brendan 068 49308 or email: [email protected]

PLEASE note Presbytery/Office: 068 49308, there are Mass Cards available at the Parish Office

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Ray.

Bishop Ray sent a message which was distributed last weekend.   He wished to thank all for their contributions over the past eighteen months.   He regretted that many had been deprived of Mass and he hopes we will soon return to some form of normality.   He expressed desire that Confirmations and Communions can take place as soon as possible.

DEATH of Patricia (Pat) Morton, Kilmorna, Listowel, who died on Sunday, August 15th 2021, at University Hospital, Kerry. Pat is very sadly missed by her husband Keith, daughters Catherine and Rebecca.

DEATH Amanda Kinsella of Bennekerry, Carlow, following an accident. Daughter of Michael and Patricia and sister of David and Aishling. Amanda will be sadly missed by her heartbroken parents, sister, brother, partner Brendan Galvin and the Galvin Family, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, neighbours, friends, work colleagues in Bahrain and all her friends in the GAA Community.

DEATH: Monica Prendiville, nee O’Mahony, Glenlarhan, Cordal, Castleisland, and late of Camp East, Castleisland. Former National President of the I.C.A., on August 14th 2021. Her sister Rosalie O’Mahony, also died on August 14th 2021 in California.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Billy O’Gorman, Jack Martin Mulvihill, Elsie O’Sullivan, Joan Keane ,Madge Fitzgerald, Betty Nash, Joan McCarthy, Bridie Moore, Mary McLaughlin, Sr. Paschal Hegarty, Geraldine Hegarty, Peggy Enright, Sr. Columba Relihan, Pat Mulvihill, Phil Kerins, Mass Moyvane;  Sat Aug 21 at 7:30pm  Private intention; Sun Aug 22 at 11am –for  Jack Martin Mulvihill of Glenalappa and son    Martin,(Nenagh), ( Anniversary); Mon Aug 23rd at 7:30pm a  Private Intention; Tues Aug 24th at 7.30pm a  Private Intention; Wed Aug 25th at 7.30pm a Private Intention; Thurs Aug 26th at    7:30 pm for Bridie Moore, Glenalappa.(Anniversary); Fri Aug 27th at 7:30 pm. Private intention.

Mass Knockanure on Sun 22nd August at  9:30am a  Private intention.

FEAST of St. Bartholomew, the Apostle is celebrated on Tues. 24th Aug.  He is said to

have preached the Gospel in India.  St. Batt’s well in Coolard (Lisselton Parish) is still visited by people doing the ‘rounds’.

ADORATION in Listowel Church, takes place every Wednesday straight after 10.30am. Mass for an hour unless a funeral takes place on the day there will be no adoration.

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Doreen Corridan has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Munster Bovine, the company provides genetic and related products and services to herd owners in Munster.

Doreen is a native of the parish and she is a Vet and a PhD.

Kingdom Trad Orchestra will hold their first term of 15 weeks at Siamsa Tire, beginning on Sept 4th.

CLASS: Delia O’Donoghue has a family pottery workshop at Upper Main Street, Castleisland, Delia can be contacted at 086 1594788.

JOBS: The Range has over 180 stores in the UK and Ireland. They plan to have 80 jobs at a store in Manor West later this year. April 2020, Debenhams went into liquidation, resulting in the loss of over 1,000 jobs nationally and over 100 jobs in Kerry.

CE Scheme; find out more info, please contact Jackie Kissane on 0863266991.

OFFICE: The Tarbert Business Centre is located at the “Old Presbytery” Tarbert, where our Parish Office is located. We have fully serviced office accommodation available for short and long-term leasing in this most stunning of locations at very competitive rates. You can download the brochure from the website –  Contact James Lavery (087-7838198) or Paddy Creedon (087-2532011) for further details.

FULL Moon was on 22nd of Aug.

UPDATE Heart Start Moyvane/Knockanure, We have located an AED at Gael Bridge, on the corner of Ahavoher Graveyard, next to Finucane’s Funeral Home (Eircode V31 PE02). This completes our phase2 plan for the Knockanure/Kilmorna area, with x3 public AEDs now located in Kilmorna, Knockanure & Gael Bridge. Our thanks to everyone involved in this project. 13 people die from a cardiac arrest in Ireland every day.

MACRA are having a Know Your Neighbour Month, they distributing, teabags, biscuits and connection cards.

SUBMIT your articles or photos for the 2021 edition of BPM now. Please forward by emailing [email protected]

SCHOOL: The cost of sending a child to primary school this this autumn is€1,200, up €63 on last year, while parents of secondary school children cost €1,491, which is up from €1,467 last year. According to survey carried out by the Irish League of Credit Unions.

GRANTS: Kerry County Council schemes allows for the following eligible works: Replacement of existing shopfront with traditional painted wooden shopfront or contemporary design to a maximum of €4,000. Replacement of signage with traditional wooden fascia with wooden/hand painted lettering or contemporary design. Careful illumination and lighting of architectural features of buildings. Improvements to shopfront window displays and staging carries a maximum of €4,000 grant. De-cluttering of shop-fronts, e.g. removal of redundant wiring/poles/signs to a maximum of a €2,000 grant. Painting of building/shopfront in local authority pre-agreed colours carries a maximum of a €1,500 grant. Green enhancement of entrances/terraces with planting has a maximum grant of €500. The scheme has an applied maximum overall grant for any one building of €8,000.

Details and application forms for the towns in the scheme are available on:

TRIATHLON in Glin cancelled again this year, the Estuary swim was also cancelled last month. Virtual Limerick Women’s Marathon will take place 0n 25th and 26th of September.

CHARITY Cycle on the Limerick Greenway on 11th Sept in aid of Little Blue Heroes Foundation.

VEHICLE Run: Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Vehicle run, begins at the Mart in Castleisland at noon on Sept 5th.

TOKYO: there will be 29 athletes competing at the Paralympic Games for Team Ireland including, Eight Athletes Named to Represent Ireland in Para Athletics, which will take place from 24 August-5 September 2021.

BOOK: A Grieving Daughter’s Heart- This book faces the reality of grief, its ebb and flow. A Grieving Daughter’s Heart catalogues in vivid detail Majella’s struggle to come to terms with her loss while experiencing the collective grief brought on by the pandemic.

Book on the Crosby’s of Cork, Kerry, Laois and Leinster, by Michael Christopher Keane is now available locally.

TRAINING: Cycle Against Suicide are working to train and deploy a network of ‘Community Buddies’ into communities in Kerry and all across Ireland.    The Community Buddy programme is peer to peer support and is centred around a structured but supportive conversation in a safe and non-judgemental space.  It allows an individual to discuss how they are coping or not coping and working with the Buddy to discuss (and co-produce) ways of moving forward to overcome the challenges.

The training to become a Community Buddy is 2 full days or four evenings currently being delivered via zoom.

Full details are available at:

COURSE: Recovery Haven Kerry are starting a six-week course titled ‘Building Better

Caregivers’.  This course starts on Tuesday Sept 14th and is an online

programme for those supporting a loved one with cancer.  If you are interested

in this course, please contact Reception on 066 7192122 for more details.


CASTLE in Castleisland;

THE SEASON OF CREATION is marked throughout the Christian world from September 1st to October 4th (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) and celebrates the joy of creation as well as encouraging awareness-raising initiatives to protect the natural environment. The theme for this year is ‘Restoring Our Common Home’.  During  this  season  we  are  asked  to  join together  to  celebrate  creation  and  protect  our common home through prayer, reflection and action.

WORLD  DAY  OF  PRAYER  FOR  THE  CARE  OF CREATION:  Wednesday  September  1st,  Opening Prayer & Event in the Town Park, Tralee at 3pm.

LATIN MASS will  be  offered,  29th August   at 1.00pm at  the  Church  of  the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee, by Fr. Martin Hegarty.  For more information contact                            [email protected]

SEASON  OF  CREATION  WEBINAR :  Thursday September 16th at 8pm: ‘Caring for God’s Creatures’

PAT FEELEY ON LYRIC FM: The River Men, a documentary originally broadcast in 1981, Pat Feeley meets with people from all walks of life as he travels along the banks of the River Feale which has its origins in Co. Cork. Pat Feeley can be listened to again on the RTE Lyric FM Player.

NIGHT IN THE ROCK:  The Seisiún” is on in Bruach Na Carraige, Rockchapel every Tuesday during August. Due to restrictions, it is essential to book in advance by phoning 087 9921 119.

FLEADH Fest is an exciting initiative being undertaken by Comhaltas Units during 2021, in circumstances when normal Fleadh Cheoil activity is not possible. FleadhFest is the story of Comhaltas told from the point of view of each County and Province –


MUSIC: Tralee Music Re:vival programme. Featuring six local bands, playing over three evenings in a series of socially distanced concerts, in Pearse Park on August 26th, 27th and 28th.

Tickets will be sold in pods of a maximum 6 people. Tickets at Eventbrite on


CULTURE Night; Kerry County Museum and St John of God Kerry Services will host an exhibition and launch their new music video, Friday, September 17.

Vintage Tractor parade Knockanure


AUBANE SOCIAL CLUB: Drive in concert with Neily O’Connor on Sunday 12th September between 2.00 & 4.00p.m.  Admission €10 per car. Complimentary tea & coffee served on the day. Face painting for children. To pre-book your car contact Noreen: (087) 9486673.


Ennis 18 August 2021 and Ennis Fleadh 2017.


THE FUTURE viability of Moneypoint Power Station has been thrown a much needed lifeline under a new proposed offshore wind development project, which has the potential to generate enough energy to power up 1.5 million homes reports Dan Danaher.

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Moneypoint was constructed in 1980s at a cost of more than £700m.

JOBS: Plans to be lodged for €400m data centre in Ennis …

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By Gordon Deegan. Plans are to be lodged for a €400m one million sq ft data centre on the outskirts of Ennis early next year. The planned data centre will be the largest in the west of Ireland since the ill-fated 200,000 sq ft data centre planned by Apple for Athenry.

AGE ACTION’S CARE AND REPAIR prioritises carrying out jobs in the homes of older people who

are being discharged or have recently been discharged from hospital.

If someone is coming out of hospital, no matter where they live, we would support them to make sure their home is safe. It’s a free service delivered nationwide. Contact 087 1956047 if you have any queries. ——————-

Family Carers of older people in Cork & Kerry, by offering the opportunity to work with the Carer. For more information you can visit the projects website on

LEGION: To celebrate the 100 years of the Legion of Mary on September 7th. They will have an online worldwide consecration to Jesus through Mary on the 8th September, preceded by 33 days of preparation.  Nightly at 8 p.m. on zoom.  ID: 8114083503.  Password: 876433.

RADIO Maria  broadcasts Mass, Rosary, Divine Mercy Hour etc daily. It has many interesting programmes.. 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. For info  visit

FOOD FAIR: Listowel Food Fair 4th November 2021 – 8th November 2021- Family & Children, Festivals, Food & Drink. Since its inception in 1995, the Listowel Food Fair has continued to develop successfully and is now an established event in the calendar of Kerry festivals. The key object of the Food Fair is to increase to the awareness of the range and quality of …

4th November 2021 – 8th November 2021


IRISH in America. Use the links on the left side bar to browse the sections—part-2

These letters are now found in the records stored at the US National Archives in College Park, MD.  The paper records are arranged in books by year and subdivided by topic. Sample of names below.


Joseph GREEN born 1914-05-03 at Waterbury, CT now residing Tullamore, Co Offaly; father John GREEN born Co Kerry died in 1918; mother Mary nee NEVILLE is deceased; grandmother Mrs NEVILLE and brother John N. GREEN and aunt Mrs RICHMINER reside Waterbury, CT; sister Gertrude GREEN resides Tullamore date 1935-09-04

Jeremiah HANNAFIN born 1900-06-07 at Ballybiggaw, Co Kerry immigration visa from US Consul at Moncton, New Brunswick date 1924-08-21

Rev. Cornelius HAYES born 1883-06-24 Farranfore, Co Kerry, RC Clergy, visa to Hartford, CT date 1917-10-15

Edmund HORGAN born 1894-10-04 Clandouglas, Co Kerry, student visa to Philadelphia date 1917-10-30

Michael HORGAN born 1893-09-10 Clandouglas, Co Kerry, student visa to Philadelphia date 1917-10-31

Jeremiah LEAHY deceased, of Knockanure, Co Kerry, his sister Margaret LEAHY married Mr SHEEHY, had a daug Bridget SHEEY who married Mr TOOLE – her son Alphonsus TOOLE resides Waterbury, CT date 1914-09-22

Rev. Timothy LEAHY born 1894-11-09 at Athea, Co Limerick, son of James LEAHY; emigrated 1919, resided Muscatine, IA; brother William LEAHY resides S. Spalding Ave, Chicago, IL date 1930

John W. MAHONEY Private, Co F 30th Inf mother Mrs Bridget MAHONEY, Coolheragh, Co Kerry, date 1919-01-27

Michael MAHONEY died 1922-05-10, served in Battery D, 14th Field Artillery, US Army, survived by his mother Mrs Norah MAHONEY resides Knockneeahone, Co Kerry date 1923-01-11

Michael MANGAN born 1895-10-07 Kilfeighney, Co Kerry, student, visa Philadelphia date 1917-10-20

Timothy MANGAN born 1889-08-22 at Gurrane, Co Kerry, son of Michael MANGAN & Margaret FOLEY, died 1918-08-12 from wounds, Private, Co A, 363rd Infantry, brother Daniel MANGAN resides Garrane, Co Kerry; father resides Palo Alto, CA date 1922-05-01

James J. McCARTHY died 1918-08-13 from wounds, Corporal, Co D, 132nd Infantry, Mrs Hannah McCARTHY & brother Justin & sister Mrs P. J. GRIFFIN reside, Clash, Co Kerry, brother Patrick John McCARTHY, Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL, sister Florence McCARTHY, W 47th Pl, Chicago, date 1922-05-01

Patrick McCARTIN late Private, 3rd Cavalry son of Patrick McCARTIN, who was born June 1859 Gortletteragh, Co Leitrim, & Bridget BREEN, she was born May 1860 Co Kerry; they married 1890-02-18 now reside Drimgowna, Mohill, Co Leitrim – 6 children Annie, 30 yrs married Peter DOONAN & reside Newark, NJ, Joseph died as child, Patrick deceased soldier, John Joseph, 22 yrs, Edward 20 yrs, Mary 17 yrs date 1920-07-28

Patrick J. McDONNELL born 1894-04-07 Ballylongford, Co Kerry, emigrated 1913, served in 61st Infantry, 5th Division, AEF, resided West Hoboken, NJ & Lincoln Place, Brooklyn, NY date 1920-12-04

Michael MORIARTY alias John GORMAN born Listowel, Co Kerry, resides Kenmare Union, then Belfast, US Navy pension 36252, Spanish War date 1907-10-25

Andrew MORIARTY, Caherfillane, Keel, Castelmaine, Co Kerry, son died while in US Army – checks lost when the mail was raided date 1921-06-28

John MURPHY died, Private, 1cl, Co C or G, 310th Infantry, mother Mrs Bridget MURPHY & brother Daniel reside Glenbeigh, Co Kerry, sister Mrs John J. JONES resides Co Longford, sister Mrs Nellie MURPHY resides Landon St, Providence, RI date 1922-05-01

John MURPHY born 1901-04-29 at Brackhill, Co Kerry immigration visa from US Consul at Moncton, New Brunswick date 1924-08-21

William MURPHY of Listowel, Cleveragh, Co Kerry, served Co G, 23rd KY Infantry, US pension cert # 1015966 date 1906-04-19

Michael Joseph NOLAN died 1931-05-14 on board S. S. STUTTGART approaching Galway, Ireland; wife resides New Brighton, Staten Island, NY sister Mrs Martin SHEEHY resides Renagown, Co Kerry date 1931-05-21

Patrick O’BRIEN died 1918-10-06 from wounds Private, Co M, 18th Infantry, parents Patrick & Johanna O’BRIEN & sister Mary reside Minard, Dingle, Co Kerry, aunt Mary O’BRIEN, Fern St, Hartford, CT, brother Thomas O’BRIEN, Beach St, Hartford, CT date 1922-05-01

Mortimer O’CONNOR of Abbeydorney, Co Kerry, declared intent 1892 at Seattle, WA, resided Alaska, visiting friends in Ireland date 1916-05-19

Thomas O’CONNOR born 1886 ? Listowel, Co Kerry emigrated 1896 now resides Syracuse, NY date 1935-07-18

Rev. James O’DONNELL native of Co Kerry, Catholic priest, visa to visit friends in NY date 1919-03-15

Thomas O’DONOVAN deceased Sergeant, Co L 165th Infantry mother Mary O’DONOVAN, 72 yrs, Glenflesk, Killarney, Co Kerry, son John lives with her date 1920-12-23

John O’DOWD late soldier Co I 148th or 248th Infantry parents James & Johanna O’DOWD, Knockavrogeen, East Dingle, Co Kerry and Mr & Mrs Thomas Curran ; US Addr Woodhull St, Brooklyn date 1919-07-19

Thomas O’HALLERAN born circa 1898 of Ballyduff, Co Kerry, stowaway on SS New York, date 1920-05-08



Scientists at the Swansea University Medical School in the UK have found that a traditional Irish folk medicine could help to address healthcare’s ongoing antibiotic resistance problem.


They noted that soil samples came from grasslands in Northern Ireland contained a previously unfound strain of bacteria, which has “remarkable” medicinal properties. Investigations revealed that this strain stopped the growth of MRSA and three other superbugs, researchers noted in Frontiers in Microbiology.


Ancient healers in Ireland would often use soil from the site to treat everything from toothaches to throat infections.


August 19, 2021; Illinois governor signs legislation requiring health care providers to ‘make every reasonable effort’ to connect residents with loved ones at least once a day during disasters.



American Inspiration Author Event

Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar with Still Mad: American Women Writers and Feminist Imagination

Live Broadcast: Thursday, September 2; 6:00–7:00 PM (EDT)

In partnership with Boston Public Library, Porter Square Books, and GBH Forum Network

Cost: FREE

For a full list of upcoming online programs, visit:



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Abbeyfeale Notes-24/08/2021

By Marian Harnett

PROLOGUE:  Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.  If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.

DEATH:  We offer the sympathy of Abbeyfeale parish to Mrs. Foley and all the Foley family on the death of Fr. Joe last weekend. Fr. Joe was a well-loved curate here from 2013 to early 2017.  His empathy, warm personality and sense of fun endeared him to us all. Old and young felt at ease with him and loved him for his sincere interest in them. His reverential Masses said with such conviction were a blessing to those of us lucky to be present.  We can assure you, Mrs. Foley and family, that Fr. Joe is held in the highest esteem and will never be forgotten here in Abbeyfeale. May he rest in peace.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE:  An upcoming foundation course in personal development this autumn will take place this Autumn.  The Mid-West SCPD Application Form is now available on the website for downloading: .

INVITATION:  You are invited to attend Abbeyfeale Community Council AGM on Thursday, September 16 at Fr. Casey’s G.A.A. Clubhouse @7.30 p.m.  ACC has secured the investment of over six hundred thousand Euro for our community in the past five years. Projects include The new Business Hub, walkways in Abbeyfeale Town Park, heritage signage, provision of defibrillators and many more. Abbeyfeale is about to undergo momentous changes with the implementation of the new traffic management plan, the development of the Greenway and the proposed Abbeyfeale bypass.

Have your voice heard now. Join the ACC – at the heart of Abbeyfeale. Stronger together!

GLÓRACH BINGO:  Thanks to all the patrons who turned up for our drive-in Bingo, held earlier to facilitate viewing the All-Ireland Final. Comhghairdeas to the Limerick Hurlers on their terrific triumph, similar to John Kiely’s men we strive to run our drive-in Bingo and all Glórach events as professionally as possible. Unlike the Limerick team, we don’t mind an odd rebel win, as evidenced by winners who travelled to the GAA grounds in Abbeyfeale from Macroom and Buttevant last Sunday. We will be starting at the normal time of 2 pm on this Sunday, August 29th and hopefully the good weather predicted will extend to the weekend.

CELEBRATING PAT FEELEY ON LYRIC FM: Throughout the month of August, The Lyric Feature on RTÉ lyric fm will celebrate the documentary work of Pat Feeley, formerly of Mountcollins and the Boys National School Abbeyfeale. Pat travelled the hills, mountains and roads of Ireland capturing ordinary stories of Irish life and culture in his own inimitable way. This Sunday at 6pm in The River Men, a documentary originally broadcast in 1981, Pat Feeley meets with people from all walks of life as he travels along the banks of the River Feale which has its origins in Co. Cork.

All of these features on Pat Feeley can be listened to again on the RTE Lyric FM Player.

CAR BOOT SALE:  There will be a Car Boot Sale on Saturday, August 28 from 8am on the grounds beside Aldi and on the road to the GAA pitch and the entrance to the Demesne in NCW.

CHARITY Cycle on the Limerick Greenway on Saturday, September 11 in aid of Little Blue Heroes Foundation.

TRAINING: Cycle Against Suicide are working to train and deploy a network of ‘Community Buddies’ into communities in Kerry and all across Ireland.    The Community Buddy programme is peer to peer support and is centred around a structured but supportive conversation in a safe and non-judgemental space.  It allows an individual to discuss how they are coping or not coping and working with the Buddy to discuss (and co-produce) ways of moving forward to overcome the challenges.  The training to become a Community Buddy is 2 full days or four evenings currently being delivered via zoom.  Full details are available at:

FOOD FAIR: Listowel Food Fair will be held from Thursday, November 4 until Monday, November 8 – Family & Children, Festivals, Food & Drink. Since its inception in 1995, the Listowel Food Fair has continued to develop successfully and is now an established event in the calendar of Kerry festivals.

CATHOLIC MARRIAGE CARE SERVICE is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation programme facilitators. Contact Aisling on 01 505 3112 or by email to [email protected].  Closing date is Friday, August 27.

ARTS FESTIVAL:  Ballybunion Arts Festival September 9 – 12 will host a diverse programme of Theatre, Poetry, Performance Art, Music, Visual Art & workshops for artists and audiences.  Kerry Writer in Residence Máire Holmes will host an Irish language poetry workshop on September11in Ballybunion Community Centre. More details (

COMMUNITY ALERT:  A lady from Abbeyfeale lost the bones of €1,000 recently to a scam caller, purporting to be the Fraud Officer from her bank.  It seems he had so much information that the woman, described to me. as a very astute person was persuaded to allow access to her bank account. I myself, fell for a friend request from a local man this week on Facebook and the following day got a message about the great financial opportunity he could organise for me.   I rang him only to be told that his account had been hacked and that all his 70 plus contacts had received the same great offer.   Gardaí have received reports of persons receiving phone calls from fraudsters claiming to be members of An Garda Síochána. The number calling appears to be the phone number of a genuine Garda station.

An Garda Síochána will never make contact with members of the public in this fashion

COMMUNITY RADIO:  WL102fm are relying on tickets sales for their weekly draw to keep them on air as this is the only fundraiser that they can hold at the minute.  Tickets are available in Kathleen’s Food Store, Convent St., Mikey’s stall in the Square, Moss the Farmers’ and also in the Siopa Nua.


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By Carrig Side-24/08/2021

By Tom Aherne

Congratulations and best wishes in the future to Catherine Wilmott, Ardagh and Shane O’Connell, Knockeenahone, Kerry who were married in Saint Molua’s Church, Ardagh on Saturday, August 7. The celebrant of the Nuptial Mass was Fr Jim O’Connell, uncle of the groom, and they held the reception in the Devon Inn Hotel.

Saint Kieran’s opened this year’s county senior football championship campaign in Rathkeale on Sunday, August 15. The new look team put up a brave performance before going under to Ballysteen 1-15 to 3-8, after being eight points adrift shortly after half time.  A few first choice players were unavailable, and seven new players mostly underage made their debuts at this level and performed  very well. Team: Ian Mackessy, Mike Shanahan, Johnny McCarthy, Mossie Shine 1-0, Diarmuid Mulcahy 0-1, Brendan McCarthy, Anthony Mullins, Jack Harnett, Eoin McEnery, Kevin Meade, Noel Callanan, John Hayes 0-6, Kevin Guina, Anthony Molyneaux 1-0, Kevin Lyons 1-0. Subs: Dylan Moloney 0-1, Aaron Heffernan, Sean Ryan, Cormac Mann.

They played Galtee Gaels in the second match at Kilbreedy on Saturday last August 21. After a close contest  they lost by one point again 0-12 to 1-8. Dylan Moloney Aaron Heffernan and Donal Nolan started in place of the injured  trio Noel Callanan, Kevin Guina and Kevin Lyons.  Cormac Mann and Noel Callanan  came on in the second half. John Hayes 0-7 and Anthony Molyneaux 1-1 were their scorers.  If they had their full fit panel available for both matches, they would have advanced to the quarter final. Instead, they now face a relegation semi final in a few weeks time.

Sophie Hennessy goalie and Roisín Ambrose (0-2) midfield  and Iris Kennelly sub from the Old Mill Club were member of the Limerick team that lost to Carlow 4-12 to 1-9 in the final round of the All-Ireland Ladies Junior Football Championship at Birr on Sunday, August 15. They played Wicklow in the semi final at Tang on Saturday, August 22. It ended Wicklow 1-12 to 0-4. All three local girls played, and Iris scored three points for Limerick.

Róisín Mann was a member of the Limerick team that lost to Armagh  1-16 to 3-8 in the quarter final of the All-Ireland Junior Camogie Championship at Kinnegad on Saturday, August 21.

Katie King Carrig Celtic was a member of the Desmond League team that defeated the Clare League 3-1 in the U-15 Gaynor Cup  Soccer  Trophy Final 2020 played at Askeaton on Saturday August 14.

The Limerick GAA Club draw will be  held on Saturday, August 28, during the Limerick Live Sports Show from 10-11am. The top prizes each month are €10,000, 2nd prize €3,000, 3rd prize €2,000, 4th prize €1,000. The fifth prize each month is an exclusive  star prize. This month it is a two night bed and breakfast in the Corrib Room at Ashford Castle, table d’hôte in the George V dining room on one night, plus Corrib Cruise for two people abroad the Isle of Innisfree  based on two people sharing. There are  four prizes of €500, four prizes of €250, and 17 prizes of €100. The total prize money given out each month is €21,000. The Saint Kieran’s GAA Club would welcome new members, and subscription can be paid through the Club force App.

The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery   draw took place on Monday, August 16. The numbers drawn were 2, 20, 21, and 28, and there was  no  winner of the €4,000 Jackpot.  Congratulations  to the five lucky dip winners who received €40 each: Bobby Woulfe, Ardagh, Pat Liston, Glenastar, Maureen Noonan, Ardagh, Mairead Ellis, (Online), Aonghus Gannon, (Online). Next Monday night’s jackpot will  be €4,100. People can play online using club force on the club’s Facebook page, with 6pm on Monday evening the deadline. The tickets are also on sale at the usual outlets, and all support will be appreciated. 

Creeves Celtic  held their split the pot draw on Monday, August 16. Congratulations to Seamus Mangan who won €129. The weekly entry fee is €2, with €1 going to the club and the other €1 to be paid out in prize money each week. The envelopes to place your two euro in plus details, are available at  Hanley’s Food Store Creeves,  and from committee members.  People can also sign up by standing order for €9 per month. The  draws are held on Monday nights, and all support will be appreciated.

Congratulations to Mike Madigan Asumpna Park Newcastle West who won €585 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday, August 20. The tickets cost €2, or 3 for €5 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, (including Moloney’s Carrigkerry, and Denis Greaney’s Shop Ardagh) or from the radio station. All support will be appreciated. A number of exciting new programmes are in the pipeline for later in the year. The station can be contacted at 069-66200 if people have news of interest to the West Limerick area.

Sadly, Tom T. Hall and Don Everly singers and songwriters have passed on. Tom became known to fans as “The Storyteller”, thanks to his storytelling skills in his song writing. He was aged 85 and died at his home on Friday last. Harper Valley PTA was one of his best known songs. Phil Everly, who with his brother Don, made up the revered US rock and country duo has died aged 74. He passed away in the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank following complications. Bye Bye Love was one of their top songs.


Barnagh garden centre and park was officially opened by Gerry Daly on Friday, June 21, 1991, and  has recently reopened as Platform 22 along the Limerick Greenway. Kevin Crowley Ardagh opened a new Hardware Shop at 6 Market Place,  Newcastle West on Thursday, August 15 of the same year.  In 1992, Marie Woulfe, Ardagh was crowned Miss Limerick. The Rathkeale new 5 mile by-pass opened to the public on Wednesday, July 29. Commemorative Plaque unveiled at Ardagh Creamery on Saturday, September 19. The creamery was opened on September 17, 1891. Arra Veterinary in Newcastle West and Ailish Hair Craft Ardagh opened for business.


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