by Jer Kennelly

PADRE PIO:   November Devotions Castleisland on Tuesday, November 16 from 7.30pm –  “The Holy Souls” It is their time, their space. They may need our prayers.  Don’t let the sadness of parting destroy the special memories. Witness –  by Fr Mossie Brick.

PRAYERS at Templeathea graveyard on Sunday Nov 14th after 10.30am mass.

TRAFFIC victims;  World day of remembrance for road traffic victims, Nov 21st.

AGM of Knockanure Community Centre postponed due to covid situation.

COLLECTION by SVP at mass on 11th and 12th of Dec.

BUS to Knock on Dec 8th, details from Joan Flynn 087 754 8666.

PARISH Finance meeting Wed 17 Nov, contact Fr. Brendan for more details.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €9100 jackpot on Tuesday 9th of November. Numbers drawn were 5, 16, 17, 31.Our lucky dip winners this week were; 1. Tim Leahy, Tralee; 2. Mary Kearney, Moyvane South; 3. Saoirse, Fiach & Alannah Barry; 4. Nora Finucane, New York, and 5. Margaret Clancy, Knockanure. Next draw will be on Tuesday 16th November with jackpot up to €9200.

MEETING: Moyvane Development Association 2nd Community Development workshop on Tuesday, November 16 at 8.00pm in the Community Sports Hall. The workshop setting is very social, relaxed and is mostly about sharing ideas. There is no need to be worried about getting a job! These workshops are about building for our future in Moyvane & Knockanure so please come along and get involved. Any ideas are warmly welcomed. We are also encouraging as many as possible to complete a survey regarding future development which we have shared to different groups within the locality. Furthermore we encourage everyone to share this survey link. If anyone in our community or diaspora wants the link, email [email protected] or messaging 087 6761353.

TIDY TOWNS see social media for results, congratulations to all the volunteers.

BOOK: “As Tough as Táthfhéithleann” by Timmy Woulfe, will be launched in the Community Hall, Athea on Friday, November 19th 2021. The Book recalls phrases used by the people of the parish in times past.

FAIR: Duagh Christmas Craft Fair at Sports Complex on Sunday 21st November. Running from 12.00pm to 4.00p.m.

RETURNING: Fr. Tim Galvin returns to his parish in South Sudan.

ADORATION in the main church Abbeyfeale every Friday, after the 10.00am Mass – 6.00pm.

DEATH has taken place of Maura Lynch (née Flavin), 12 Dirha Cottages, Listowel, on November 10th, 2021, wife of the late Paddy. Survived by her daughter Bernadette, sons Brendan and Patrick, grandchildren Cullen, Amy, Matthew, Jake, Darragh, Chloe, Emily and Paddy, sisters Betty, Noreen and Eleanor, daughters-in-law Myra and Mary, son-in-law John, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

DEATH has occurred of Sr. Dolores O’Carroll, Clonakilty, formerly Lixnaw On November 10th 2021, predeceased by her parents Maurice and Bridget, brother John Joe and sister Breda, survived  by her brother Jerry, sisters Kathleen, Sheila and Anne, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, the Sisters and Staff in Arus Muire, the Sisters of Mercy, Southern Province and many dear friends and colleagues.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tom Scanlon, Mossie O’Halloran, Kathleen O’Brien, Mary Moloney, Norrie Barry, Rita Kelly, Tom Barrett, Patrick Stackpoole, Mickie Buckley, Liz Madden, Liam Bunce, Jeremiah Behan, Noreen Considine Moore, Pat McGuire, Tess Fitzgerald, David Hegarty, Sr. Gerard Sheehy, Maureen Scollard, Pat Martin, Ita Bradley, Noreen McElligott, Margaret Halpin, Noreen Broderick, Richie Martin, Maureen Fitzmaurice, Philomena Curtin, Philomena Vaughan, Mass Moyvane Sat 13th Nov at 7.30pn for Kathleen O’Brien, Church Road; Mass Sunday 14th in Knockanure at 9.30am for Robert O’Connor of Kilbaha and Mass in Moyvane at 11am for People of the Parish; No mass on Monday 15th; Tuesday 16th mass for Deceased Members of the Parish in Moyvane at 7.30pm; Wed 17th Mass in Knockanure at 10am for private intention; Mass on 18th Nov.  in Moyvane for Noreen O’Driscoll of Farranree; Mass on 19th in Knockanure for Deceased Members of the parish of Knockanure at 7.30pm; Mass on Sat 20th in Moyvane at 7.30pm for Sr. Margarite Windle RIP; Mass in Knockanure on Sunday 21st at 9.30am for Paddy, Bridie and Jack Flavin Kilmorna and Sunday Mass in Moyvane for Patrick Scanlon of Moher at 11am.

MASS: Sunday, 14 November at 3.00pm, the Bishops of Ireland will undertake a pilgrimage to the International Eucharistic and Marian Shrine in Knock. The bishops will concelebrate Mass for all those who have died in our country during the pandemic, and for their families.

HOSPITAL Mass; This year’s Bon Secours Hospital Annual November Mass will be celebrated in St. John’s Church, Castle St., Tralee on Tuesday , 23rd November at 7.00pm in remembrance of our Patients, Staff and Relatives of Staff who have died during the past twelve months.

The Mass will be live-streamed for those unable to attend in person at

FUND: SSE Renewables have a Community Fund and are inviting applications, contact 0868 783 104. They have invested over E2.2 million in the district since 2008 and want to do more.

SEÁN KEANE will visit the Glórach on Friday December 3rd at 8pm. A night not to be missed in the newly renovated theatre. Tickets can be booked by ringing the booking line on 087 1383940.

CRAFT FAIR on Sunday, November 21 in Duagh Sports Complex from 12.00pm – 4pm. All crafters welcome.  To book a table telephone Geraldine on 087 2684540.

RALLY; Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Stages Rally, the council is planning to close roads at the different stages on November 27th.

RENEWAL: Ministers of the Word – Online Renewal Evening on 18 Nov. Join Jane Mellett will explore how we might listen to God’s word in our lives. Her first book, “The Deep End: A Journey with the Sunday Gospels in the Year of Luke”, written with her friend Triona Doherty, was published in Ireland and in the USA in Oct 2021.

CONFIRMATION: Wed 6th April 2022 -Ballylongford at 11.00 am, and Moyvane at               3.30 pm.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS at Noonan’s:  Our official opening is on Sunday November 21 at 4 PM.  Limerick all Ireland winning goalkeeper Nickie Quaid, and several other celebrities in attendance.

CONGRATULATIONS to Johnny Sexton who celebrated his 100th cap, he is the seventh Irishman to reach a century of appearances. As his family came from Listowel, he had many relations in the locality.

WALK: Healthy Athea invites you to come to Páirc na nGael, Athea for a community walk/run each Tuesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm.

COP26; As the politicians are usually guided by vested interests and seeking votes, they will make a show and leave the heavy lifting to a future government. With Christmas on the horizon, it is up to us to continue reducing waste and our carbon footprint.

WORDS TO THE WISE – “A politician thinks about the next election, a statesman thinks about the next generation”  – James Freeman Clark, 17th century theologian.

MILK: ICMSA’s dairy committee chair, Gerald Quain said they expect processors to announce a price that will be in excess of 40c/L.

CARBON: Meath trial farm aims for ‘carbon-neutral’ beef. “Beef cattle on multi-species swards were slaughtered earlier and consistently grew at 20% higher growth rates throughout the grazing season, and were brought to beef earlier as a result,” Connie added.

“When fertiliser reduction coupled with animal-performance improvements are compared, we have reduced our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the farm by about 30% after one year alone. “And that does not take into account the accelerated soil sequestration going on beneath the multi-species swards compared to ryegrass only,” she outlined.

IFA, Tim Cullinan promised that farm families will go to Dublin on Sunday, November 21, to “highlight the importance of farming to the Irish economy”.

The farming and food sector employs 300,000 people across the country and contributed €13 billion in exports in 2020.

AGM of Local IFA Branch was held on 12th Nov. Guest speaker was Kenny Jones.


FITLINE: a free initiative for over 50s to get you more active: 1800 303 545.

WRITERS: The programme will take place mainly online on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 9.30pm, starting on November 16. It is suitable for aspiring as well as practicing screenwriters who have a focus on writing for film and TV. Participants will compete a short script during the course and have the opportunity to pitch their script and receive feedback.

CONGRATULATIONS to Cillian Mulvihill for scoring in the Republic of Ireland U16 side in the impressive Victory Shield success over Northern Ireland in Belfast on October 22nd. Cillian scored his first goal for his country in the opening half of the game. After an impressive week with Paul Osams U16 team, the following Monday he flew to Coventry with the U17 Cork FC team to take part in a tournament against Coventry City, AFC Bournemouth and Oxford United. Cillian’s winning penalty sealed the deal and Cork City claimed the ‘Sky Blue Cup’ title in Coventry. Cillian previously played with GB Rovers FC and had some fantastic years with the club and his incredible team mates, mainly when they claimed the U12 Division 1 League title. (Taken from Glin Parish Newsletter)

BEST Wishes to the next Central Council delegate Maurice O’Mahony of Ballydonoghue .


SIAMSA  Tíre are offering Adult Singing Workshops with the Irish National Opera on Thurs. 18th Nov from 7pm – 9pm.  You don’t need to have any experience of singing, reading music or of opera to take part. Just an enthusiasm to try something new. The Sea Shanties workshop is an ideal workshop for people who enjoy singing in groups. Contact or call 066-7123055 to book.

CRAFT Fair; Ballylongford Christmas Craft and Food Fair will take place on Sunday November 21st from 11am to 5pm.

Listowel Bazaar is cancelled again this year.

DRIVER: Do you have 2 hours to spare  Ard Chúram Day Care Centre, North Kerry in conjunction with Local Links Kerry are seeking volunteer Drivers for their volunteer Social Car Scheme.  For further information could you please contact Molly at Ard Chúram Day Care Centre on 068 22986.

JOBS: Legato Health Technologies, Limerick plans to double its Irish workforce to 120 by mid-2022. The jobs include, Business Analytics, Data Science, Machine Learning and Product Management. The investment is supported by IDA. The company has 20,000 employees worldwide.

SCHOOL: National Council for Special Education has chosen Professor Emer Ring to investigate and document Ireland’s special education system between 1922 and 2022. Pádraig Ó Donnabháin will be also involved.

NEW: Katherina Broderick has been appointed the new principal of Presentation Secondary School in Listowel.

WORK on Listowel Bypass estimated to cost E70m to begin next year.

DICTATOR: For the benefit of the people of this country, could all the health workers for one year voluntary work under a dictator, to speed up urgent medical services.

LIBRARY in Limerick; City Library branch reopened at its new home in Barrow House on Michael Street, formerly Instore Furniture at the junction of Michael and Ellen Street.

LIMERICK city and county experienced a four per cent drop in start-ups last year and  is the only county in Munster to record a decline.

SCIENCE: Kerry Science Festival is brought to you by the MTU Kerry Campus with the support of SFI as part of Science Week 07-14 November 2021.

HOSPICE: The Kerry Hospice Foundation Virtual Tree will be live right up to and during Christmas. All donations will go to fund the Inpatient Unit, the Day Unit, the Home Care services and also this year help fund two Nurses. More information click on the link

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GRAVES: Old Churchyard Abbeyfeale

NSSO, as an all-of-Government shared services provider, partners with all Government Departments and a range of Public Service Bodies (currently 55) including An Garda Síochána, Military and Prison Services, providing the administration of HR and pensions services for 38,400 civil servants, and Payroll and related services for 144,300 public servants, including 60,000 pensioners.

In 2020, while continuing to provide services during the pandemic, the NSSO completed 182,500 HR transactions and 1.5 million digitised automated transactions. We answered 56,000 customer calls, over 112,000 contact centre emails and were responsible for pension and payroll payments valued at over €5.5 billion. More information on the NSSO is available from

CASTLE: November Four hundred and twenty years ago, Listowel Castle, was captured by Sir Charles Wilmot. The castle’s garrison had held out for 28 days.

HELPLINES: COVID-19 Support Line for Older People: The support line is open every day, 8am-8pm, by calling 081 822 2024.  Hospice Bereavement Line 1800807077 Monday to Friday 10am – 1pm. Jigsaw support line is now up and running on freefone 1800 JIGSAW (544 729). It will provide free mental health support and advice to young people aged 12 to 25 years old, and parents or concerned adults who live in the Republic of Ireland.  Text 50808 to receive support from a volunteer.

COMPETITION Submit a piece of writing or an image for the Columban competition, details from

GREENWAY: The 40km greenway, which connects the towns and villages of Rathkeale, Newcastle West, Ardagh, Templeglantine and  Abbeyfeale, opened on July 1. Counters show 218,496 people visited the Greenway since it opened, over 70% were cyclists.


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Greenway Limerick Devon Road to Templeglantine

WASHING Powder; While walking in Listowel saw householder scatter a box of washing powder around his concrete yard, the  first fall of rain it will be washed down to river Feale where local drinking water is taken. There are reports in locality that the mains water is corroding copper pipes or are the pipes subject to corrosion.

RESEARCH: Climate research made simple. Find out what scientists know, and what it means for you. Explore a selection of leading climate research explained in plain language by professional science writers.

BIODIESEL: This latest report was only published after numerous requests for ‘access to documents’ by industry and civil society and was eventually released too late to influence a now-closed public consultation on the EU Renewable Energy Directive.

Now the latest figures indicate that land-use change (LUC) emissions from biodiesel produced from palm oil is responsible for 231 grammes of carbon dioxide equivalent per megajoule of final energy – more than four times greater than estimated just five years ago and 2.5 times the total lifecycle emissions of fossil diesel. LUC emissions from biodiesel from soy are almost three times higher than the previous estimate. Biodiesel made from virgin vegetable oil is expected to have a 70% share in Europe’s biofuel market in 2020.

UN tells delegates to watch summit online in their hotel rooms after they travelled thousands of miles to Scotland


ADDICTION; The road to recovery there are services and organisations available to families and individuals affected by addiction in our parishes. As part of the Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative the Diocesan JPIC committee is taking actions to raise awareness to help parishes within our diocese in tackling this issue. This includes a feature on Horizon’s radio show this Sunday 14th of Nov. exploring Fr Sean Jones experience of linking with the Narcotics Anonymous Group in Tralee and reflections on addiction and recovery which will be aired on radio Kerry next week on ‘Just a Thought’.  Community Based Drugs &Alcohol Initiative Projects provide support to young people in the community &their families who may be experiencing difficulties with alcohol or drugs.  Tralee (087) 6708702 / Killarney (085) 8501296  /Listowel (087) 9263803 000. HSE Addiction Counselling & Advisory Service provides community-based counselling &advice to individuals & concerned persons. Brandon House, Tralee (076) 108 3000 The Grove Treatment Centre is a 30-day residential treatment centre for adults suffering from addiction. The Grove, Ardfert, Co Kerry (066) 7141511

STORY:   “We did locate that security guard ― his story’s not consistent with that. He says he was struck in his head, he went unconscious, he woke up in the security tent. He says no one injected drugs in him, so we want to clear that part up.”

LISTOWEL PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: will take place next year 2022 from Saturday October. 29th to Saturday November 5th (November school break) Thanks to all who turned up to our information meeting on Monday night last. There are still a few places available. Contact directly: Premier Travel Cork 021-4277700 email: [email protected]

WORKSHOPS: Community Capacity Building Workshops

The project aims to empower local communities in shaping a smart and sustainable future for the North Kerry – West Limerick region. Local Workshop 1 –  25th November 2021 from   18:30 PM – 20:30 PM at  Listowel Family Resource Centre, Co. Kerry. Introduction to the ‘Smart Villages’ Concept and Understanding the Project



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All Cars Looked Alike to Tyrolean Officer.

Vienna. Archduke Ludwig Victor, brother of the Austrian emperor, has had an unpleasant experience while attempting to ascend the Kazer lake from Bozen, in the Tyrol, via Eggenthal, in his powerful automobile. At the village of Walschenoffen the burgomaster and all the villagers turned

out armed with scythes and pitch forks to stop the car. This narrow, dangerous route Is prohibited to motor cars, and the archduke gave no notice of his ascent, on the burgomaster being Informed of

the Identity of the traveller, he replied, “It Is all the same to me who the traveller Is, and even an archduke must respect the law.” The archduke’s aide de camp telephoned to the governor at Bozen.

who offered the car to be passed, and the archduke, amid Insults, continued his Journey.


English Government Installs Huge Cannon. Dublin. The vulnerable ports along the Irish coast are to be provided with modern guns by the English government. Steamer Wolseley arrived In Lough

Swilly with the first of the new guns, for L  eenan fort. These guns will have a carrying capacity of about 18 miles. Leenan fort Is at the east entrance to Lough Swilly, and would, In time of war, play an Important part In the defence of vessels running for shelter. This Is believed to be the result of

the German war scare.


To exchange for good wheat land or Income property, my sheep ranch on the John Day river In Crook county, consisting of 2480 acres deeded land, range for 4500 head of sheep, ——————————————————————-

Estates in Ireland Divided.

Dublin. The earl of Devon sold his West Limerick holdings on October 12.

Most of the tenants on Lord Ventry’s Kerry estate have signed their agreements, and the principal stage In the sale of this extensive property to the congested districts board has been reached. It covers 100,000 acres. The Stewart lands, the most fertile In the Oswestryy section, are to be

sold In lots In December. Many of the farms have been occupied by the same family for over a century


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The influenza epidemic continues to take its toll of victims around Strokestown. Three brothers named Treacy of Kiltrustan died and were buried in three consecutive days.


The Shannon is now in flood and is approaching a record height. At Athlone the river is 9 feet over summer level, and covers a large area, isolating many populous districts.


Matthew and Michael Kelly, Rylane, were lined £1 and 10s. respectively, for assaulting their father, who has returned home after doing a term of five years’ penal servitude for participating in a highway robbery, when a bank manager and clerk were held up between Listowel and Abbeyfeale,

and relieved of about £600.


The staff, male and female, of Limerick Asylum, have given seven days’ notice on failure of the committee to reduce the working hours, which are said to be 100 per week.


Cork United States Council, on the invitation of the Sinn Fein Executive appointed Messrs. Marsh and Good as representatives to join a deputation to wait on Most Rev. Dr. Cohalan in connection with the disposal of the Anti-Conscription Fund.


Major W. E. Wilders, who has been awarded the King’s Police Medal, Is a native of Limerick, and has served with distinction in the West Indies


Judge Law Smith congratulated the grand jury at Limerick, City Quarter Sessions yesterday on the peaceful condition of the city, there being but one criminal case.


On Sunday, the eleventh anniversary of the death of Father Casey, the patriot soggarth of West Limerick, was celebrated at Abbeyfeale by a very large assemblage representative of most parts of West Limerick, and North and East Kerry. Prior to the hour of meeting a general parade took

place, in which the various contingents were led by the Abbeyfeale, Brosna, Kilconlea, Meenahela and Knockanure bands through the town, National, Republican and American were borne in the procession.


On Friday morning five young men named Thomas Connor, Knockreigh, Denis Keane, do. Col’s. Corcoran, do: Denis Quirke, Lyre, and Patrick Flynn, Rathpook, were arrested on a charge of having taken part in an unlawful assembly at Milltown, on the 24th of November, and conveyed by motor

lorry to Killarney.



Heavy Loss to Church in Deaths of Fighting Men and Non-Combatants.

Rev. Dr. Charles F. Aiken, a member of the faculty of the Catholic University at Washington, writes in the current Ecclesiastical Review an article on  “The Loss and Gain to Catholicism From the War.”

(See paper)



MAYFLOWER Compact states:

In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, etc. Having undertaken for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith and Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the First Colony in the Northern Parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, Covenant and Combine ourselves together in a Civil Body Politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute and frame such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape Cod, the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France and Ireland the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Domini 1620.



GAA Knockanure Club Lotto Draw; There was no winner of the €9000 on Tuesday 2nd November. Numbers drawn were 4, 22, 23, 31.Lucky dip winners were; 1. Angela Sheehy, c/o Jim Gould’s; 2. Dan Enright, Trien; 3. Timmy Keane, All-Star Bar; 4. Noelle Devlin, Tarbert, and 5. Paudie Quille, Athea. Our next draw is due to be held on Tuesday 9th November with jackpot up to €9100.




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Preview YouTube video Old Churchyard Abbeyfeale 9 Nov 2021

Preview YouTube video Greenway Limerick Devon Road to Templeglantine Nov 2021