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Knockanure Notes-25/01/2022

By Jer Kennelly

MASS; A Month’s Mind for Fr. Kevin in the Church of the Assumption Moyvane on Monday 24th Jan.’22 at 7.30pm.

KEEP FIT classes will start shortly in Knockanure Community Centre, dates & times to be decided, depending on numbers interested.  Phone Nora on 087 7476717 to book a place or for more details.

PARISH Office Hours: Weds. 10.00am-12.00pm, Thurs. 10.00am-1.00pm, Fri. 10.00am-1.00pm.

GAA Knockanure Officers elected for 2022. Presidents: Fr Carmody, Fr Brendan, Fr Tom, Michael O Connor, Gerard Buckley and Jim Greaney. Chairperson: Willie Joe Leahy. Secretary: Kathy Finucane

Treasurers: Paudie Flavin and John Looney. PRO: Tara Finucane. Delegate to the both the North Kerry Board and the County Board: Paudie Flavin

Knockanure GAA Results from Tuesday 11th January- Numbers Drawn: 3, 17, 27, 31, No winner.

Lucky Dip Winners of €25 each; 1. Florrie Mullins, Moyvane; 2. Lizzy Lane, Beenanaspug; 3. James and Kerryann, Knockanure; 4. Sandra Stack, Bunagara, and 5. James and Maureen Connolly, Trien.

Draw on Tuesday January 18th with Jackpot of €2,300. Numbers Drawn: 3,11, 12, and 20. No winner.

Lucky Dips of €25; 1. Timmie Leahy, Tralee; 2. Maureen McAuliffe, Craggane, Abbeyfeale; 3. Noelle Devlin, Tarbert; 4. J and M Harley, c/o John Barry, and 5. Tim Finucane, Abbeyfeale

Next draw  on Tuesday 25th in the clubhouse. All are welcome. The Jackpot will be €2,400.

CONGRATULATIONS on match win; Junior North Kerry Cup Final: Moyvane 1-13 and Ballyduff 3-5. Shane Carmody captained the team.

BINGO will continue every Sunday at the GAA grounds, Abbeyfeale at 1.30pm.

SCHOOL: Murhur N.S. Moyvane is now enrolling for all classes for September 2022. More information about our school and enrolment is available on our school website and on our school Facebook page Please contact Anne in the office if  you have any queries on 068-49522.

DEATH of  Danny Hannon, The Square, Listowel, on 16th January 2022, pre-deceased by his wife Eileen, dearly missed father of Maurice, Pat & Lesley-Anne and brother of Helena (Limerick) and the late Kathleen. Missed by his family, his grandchildren, Erinna, Ashleigh, Clodagh, Lainey, Ella and Lewis, daughters-in-law Lita & Aoife, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

DEATH of John Carmody, the Hill, Gurtdromasillihy, Moyvane, on January 18th, 2022. Brother of the late Eddie, Michael, Eileen, Sr. Hannah, Kay and Conor. Survived by sisters Elizabeth, Maria and Noreen, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces. Following Requiem Mass in Moyvane Church, John was burial afterwards in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH on 16 January 2022 of Canon Micheál O’Doherty, former Parish Priest of Caherciveen and National Director of CMAC, survived by his sisters Maeve and Una, his brothers Fr. Donal & Brian, his brother-in-law Gene, nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, Bishops and fellow clergy, parishioners. Remembering also his parents Séamus and Susan, his sister Maura and brothers-in-law Matt and Roy.

DEATH of Neilie Moran, Ardagh, on Thursday, January 6 2022. Sympathy to his sons Neil and Michael, brother John Joe, sisters Marie Walsh, Noreen O’Keeffe and Joan Copse, grandchildren, sister-in-law, brothers in law, nephews, and nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: Eileen Galvin, Mary Morrissey, Kay Harnett, Teresa Margaret Hanrahan, Lily O’Keeffe, Pat Cunningham, Sr. Kathleen Hegarty, Patrick Walsh, Moss Joe Gilbert, James Harnett, Maud Enright, John Paul McGrath, Sr. Deborah O’Flaherty, Margaret Murphy, Martina Noonan, Mary Savage, Jo Heffernan, Eily May O’Flaherty, Tess Geoghegan, Sr. Hubert Foley, Fr. Eddie Morrissey, Mass in  Moyvane for Dick Stack (Anniv.) on Sat 22nd at 7.30pm; This Sunday, the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, is the Sunday of the Word of God.  Sun.23rd Jan.’22 Knockanure for Jerry & Mary Enright, (Anniv.) The Village at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for Mary Stack (1st Anniv.) at 11.00am ; Mon. 24th Jan.’22; Moyvane for Fr. Kevin, Month’s Mind at 7.30pm; Tues.25th Jan.’22

Moyvane for Mary Nolan (Anniv.) Glenalappa, deceased of Nolan & Galvin families at 10.00am; Weds.26th Jan.’22 in Knockanure for Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.27th Jan.’22 Moyvane for Sheila O’Carroll (1st Anniv.) at 10.00am; Fri.28th Jan.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am

Sat.29th Jan.’22 in Moyvane for         John McGrath (1st Anniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.30th Jan.’22  Knockanure for People of the Parish    at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Mike Joe, Ellie Mai & Seamus O’Flaherty, The Village at 11.00am.

FR KEVIN Month’s Mind 21st January 2022-

Special Appeal:  At Mass, the chief Celebrant (Priest) leads the prayers some of which are meant to be communal – congregation is expected to join in.  This is true especially at the Gloria, Creed, Acclamation of faith (After elevation of host and chalice), great Amen, and Our Father.  Could each of us help to revive this practice and so make the overall prayer ours—more communal and meaningful?

LATIN Mass on Sunday 30th Jan at 1pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Tralee.

ADORATION in Listowel Church takes place every Wednesday after 10.30am. Mass until 1.00 p.m.  Should a funeral take place on the day it will be cancelled.


CANDLES: Beeswax Altar candles now available at the Parish Office, €2.00 each


CARERS: Thousands are without carers at the present time due to shortage of help. It has been noticed for some time, that the older generation only, are willing to provide care, it is claimed that 5,000 are waiting for help, despite being approved.

TAX relief for people working from home, allows 10% on electricity, and 30% of broadband cost.

JOBS: The net jobs created by Local Enterprise Office Kerry supported clients in 2021 was 145.

The following positions are now available on the Tarbert Ce Scheme. To discuss further please contact Jackie on 086-3266991 / 068-43824 or email: [email protected]

Tarbert Tidy towns Assistant, Ballylongford Tidy towns Assistant, Tarbert Bridewell Heritage Assistant.

AWARD: Jack and Nick Cotter from Abbeyfeale, Agritech founders, which helps farmers to reduce chemical use in agriculture are winners of the inaugural UCD Agtech Start-up of the Year award which included a €10,000 prize sponsored by AIB and Yield Lab Ireland.

EXPORT of animals in EU; An amendment to limit transport by sea to 24 hours was rejected in two separate votes; while an amendment to ban transport to non-EU countries (third countries) with less strict regulations was also voted down.

EU target to reduce fertiliser use by 20% by 2030, the Common Agricultural Policy will encourage the change to a more sustainable agriculture.

FEAST of the Conversion of St. Paul, the apostle is celebrated on Tuesday 25th January and o  f St Francis de Sales on 29th January. St Francis de Sales is a doctor of the Church and one of the patrons of the Institute of Christ the King.

BRIGID’S Cross is associated with, Brigid of the Tuatha de Danaan. Which, in Irish Mythology, is known as a life-giving goddess. This cross is thought to keep evil, fire and hunger from the home in which it is displayed. Many will be making the cross over the coming days.

LAY MINISTERS: Candidates from three continents will receive the new ministries during the papal Mass for the Sunday of the Word of God on Jan. 23. Two people from the Amazonian region in Peru will be formally made catechists by the pope, along with other candidates from Brazil, Ghana, Poland, and Spain.

SCHOOLS Week 23 – 30 January 2022: Most Catholic Schools are celebrating Catholic Schools Week. We recognise and celebrate the great work being done in religious education in the schools.

VIDEO:   The Wild Goose Series by Fr. Dave Pivonka, shot in various locations from Niagara Falls to the California desert, will help you experience a deeper relationship with the Person of the Holy Spirit. We will watch a 30 minute video followed by short prayer and discussion. This 10-week course will commence on Tuesday 1st February at 7.30pm. To register, please email Francis and Bernie at [email protected]

MEETING: Kerry thalidomide survivors have welcomed the decision of Minister Donnelly to meet with them.

CENSUS in England; widows rose from 642,311 in 1911 to more than 1.6m at the census of 1921.

PILGRIMAGE to Medjugorje Departing from Shannon to Mostar September 7th to 14th Half board accommodation full religious programme operated by Marian pilgrimages Fare 725euro for names received before Jan 31st Details from John O Brien Group Leader Doon Co Limerick 086 8586304

SYNODAL PATHWAY: Our time to reflect, discuss and listen. As part of our Diocese’s participation in the 2023 Synod of Bishops, there will be opportunities for discussion and listening in the Spring.

You are invited to visit to learn more about the questions that Pope Francis is asking us to reflect on.

CHARITY event; Kerry motorsport community are running a car show at the Brandon Car Park in Tralee on February 13.

GLOBAL Warming; Europe’s empty polluting planes still fly to safeguard slots at some of the world’s most important airports.

GREENWAY in North Kerry, a 10km trail along the old railway line from the Limerick county bounds into Listowel, will be complete in June. Greenway

WALK: Duagh GAA has signed up to the Operation Transformation walks. The floodlights will be on from 7pm to 8pm on Tuesday nights. Athea GAA in conjunction with Operation Transformation, Athea Lights Up on Thursday at 7pm.

FESTIVAL: Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival 2022, will take place this year from – March 24th to 27th. Closing date for entries to the writing competitions is February 28 2022.

WRITING: Kerry Writers’ Museum are now taking bookings from primary schools for their free creative writing workshops delivered by Fighting Words Kerry.

Pupils will create an original story & get it published with illustrations by one of their volunteer tutors.  Suitable for pupils from 3rd-6th class. More details (

MUSIC: Music Network & St John’s Theatre, Listowel are inviting Kerry residents aged 55+ to join an exciting music project with The Marble Collective. The focus of this project is on returning to playing an instrument & sharing the joy of group music-making. Participants will receive free tuition on recorders/guitar/violin between March-May 2022 (instruments can be provided for the programme duration). Participants must have some previous experience of playing music. Closing date: 2pm, 26th January. More details (

U.S. A.  Government has 737 million N95 masks in its national stockpile, according to Dawn O’Connell, the US department of health and human services assistant secretary. Joe Biden is said to give out 400 million free N95 masks at various outlets.

PIGS: Mr Healy Ray reports “The most recent pig price cut of four cent per kilo coupled with rising feed costs of €35 per tonne, means every pig produced on Irish farms is now losing over €35.

“Pig farmers in Kerry, where there are 63 active herds, and elsewhere have raised their dire situation with us. Accordingly, we am now calling on the Minister for Agriculture and the government to take urgent action to support these farmers.” Mr Healy Rae also says, in Scotland with grant aid of over £1.4 million and in the US where a €47 per pig scheme, together with a further €44 million recoupment of losses scheme, was implemented to support their farmers.”

RADIO MARIA IRELAND: a full programme daily of catechesis, prayer, daily mass, rosary, stations of the cross, angelus, etc. You can listen by tuning into Saorview on your Television Channel 210 / Internet: / Mobile App – All devices – down load Radio Marie Ireland – free app on your phone / mobile device.

STUDY THEOLOGY ONLINE, is this for you? The Priory Institute provides online Theology courses to degree level. Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Register before 8 February for Spring 2022. Find out more on our website, Click here to see a 2 minute introductory film

COVID: The Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare said, “We are glad that India has produced yet another COVID-19 vaccine. We believe that this vaccine will address the needs of the world and help the global population fighting against the spread of COVID-19.

Vaccine Rollout Timeline

Biological E. Limited plans to complete production at a rate of 75 Million doses per month, anticipating 100+ million doses per month from February 2022. These capacities will enable the Hyderabad-based company to deliver 300 Million doses as promised to the Government of India. Soon, the company plans to deliver more than one billion additional doses globally.

“Our scientists at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine are thrilled to help in the development of this vaccine, possibly the first covid vaccine specifically designed for global health,” said Dr. Peter Hotez, professor and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor and co-director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Centre for Vaccine Development.

Ms. Mahima Datla, Managing Director, Biological E. Limited, said, “Over the years, we have worked to make quality vaccines and pharmaceutical products accessible to families around the world. With this as our backdrop, we resolved to develop an affordable and effective COVID-19 vaccine. It has now become a reality.

BEHAVIOUR: But Dr. King addressed this sort of “either/or” argument decades ago in an address on racism/segregation at Cornell College in Iowa. It’s well worth reading:

There is another myth that has circulated a great deal. I call it, for lack of a better phrase, the myth of educational determinism. I am sure you have heard this: ‘Legislation can’t solve this problem, only education can solve it. Judicial decrees can’t solve it, executive orders from the President can’t solve it. Only with education and changing attitudes through education will we be able to come to a solution to this problem.’ Now there is a partial truth here, for education does have a great role to play in this period of transition. But it is not either education or legislation; it is both education and legislation. It may be true that morality cannot be legislated, but behaviour can be regulated. It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important also. It may be true that the law cannot change the heart, but it can restrain the heartless, and this is what we often do and we have to do in society through legislation.–mtIJK4ULaPMvdE0qzk9fjKXlzBCQDObiwKAflp8uHSmnx_rehRcRIHaxVlAiiMJpc-3h9Re3jsTMm14HJTMfF-UD4Vw&utm_content=201083145&utm_source=hs_email

AUSTRALIA: Fire Management In Australia. The current wet conditions delivered by La Niña may have caused widespread flooding, but they’ve also provided a reprieve from the threat of bushfires in southeastern Australia. Now they have time to prepare for the next bushfire season.

DAIRY Cow for your lawn; What will the ex-dairy cows do ? There’s going to be a lot of them, considering there’s nearly two million in the UK alone! So, we thought, why not let them do what they do best and graze all day?” Tempted? For more information, head over to

TESTS: Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Wednesday, 21 November, 1900; Page: 4


On Friday night a large and thoroughly representative public meeting was held in the Hall of the St Patrick’s Total Abstinence Society, Listowel, in support of the Irish Language Revival Movement, Addresses were delivered by Messrs; M J Flavin, T O’Donnell, M.P’s; J Gallagher, Tralee, and others. The proceedings throughout were of the most enthusiastic character.

Amongst the others present were—Messrs T Gibson, M Enright, B.A, Professor St Michael’s College; P Breen, do; M; O’Connor, J.P; J T Pierce, V.S; J J. Galvin, R.D.C; Dr Crowley, R J Marshall, Solr; D Browne, R Browne, J B Tackaberry, UDC; W L Fitzgerald, do; P Hayes, do; M Kerin, do; R J Cuthbertson, J Collins, J M’Guire, E O’Sullivan, D J Flavin, U.D.C ; C Hanlon, J Nolan, J Browne, L Buckley, U.D.C ; W Keane, etc, etc.

The Chairman, who on rising was received with loud applause, said that he sincerely thanked them for conferring on an humble townsman of their own the very high and distinguished honour of being asked to preside at that meeting, and he thought there were very few occasions greater pride than on an occasion like the present, when old men and the young blood were hand in hand in support of their good old language, which was prized by their ancestors, and which unfortunately and unfriendly Government had done all that in them lay to bury beyond hope of resurrection (applause). He thanked God the spirit of the Irish people, as well as the spirit of the Irish language, had not been killed. They were assembled to give their little assistance to push forward the Gaelic language by every means in their power;

and he said that the language, being the language of Ireland, was a language well worthy of support; and they could not expect that the Irish people would be worthy of their ancestors unless the language that had been handed down had been preserved by them (applause). His duty there that night would be a very light one—merely to introduce to them the several speakers , some of whom were young men who  had made a very close study of the Irish language, and whom, he was sure, they would be delighted to see coming  ward speaking in support of their native tongue. On the proposition of Mr M Kerin, U.D.C, seconded by Mr J J Galvin, R.D.C, Mr T O’Sullivan was appointed secretary to the meeting. The following letters of apology were read:—  Listowel, November 16.1900. Dear Mr O Sullivan  —Lest I may not be able to attend your meeting to-night, I  write to let you know that the movement which is being got up here for the revival of the Irish language has my fullest sympathy and shall freely get any help I can give it.  (Applause). Yours faithfully, John Pattison. Finuge, 16,11, 1900.

T F O’Sullivan, Esq, Sec Gaelic League, Listowel Branch).

Dear Mr. O Sullivan —I am duly in receipt of your circular, and in reply beg to say that the movement to revive the Irish Language has my fullest sympathy and support. I am sorry I cannot be at your meeting tonight, but shall gladly become a member and do what I can to forward the movement (applause). Yours Sincerely Edward J Cussan

Mr T Gibson proposed and Dr Crowley, seconded the adoption of the following resolutions.

1—That we pledge ourselves to promote by every means in our power the revival of our mother tongue (applause).

Several other promotional points were also approved.


Irish Examiner 1841-1999, Saturday, 22 February, 1879; Page: 2

SUDDEN DEATH AT LISTOWEL. Listowel, Thursday. Yesterday evening, at about S o’clock, Charles Hennessy, aged about 30 years died suddenly at his residence in Pound Lane. The deceased was after attending to some horses of his in a stable, and on crossing the threshold of the door of his dwelling-house fell dead in the kitchen.


In the whole of Russia there have been 6,144 cases of cholera, and 2,741 deaths. In St. Petersburg on Tuesday there were 155 cases and 51 deaths, while 69 recovered. It seems that a hundred passengers landed from Hamburg at Harwich, and every effort is being made to trace them. Some suspicious cases have been taken in hands in Falmouth and Tynemouth. The cases at Liverpool have been properly isolated. One of the patients died on Wednesday. An order was issued from the English Local Government Board on Thursday requiring all vessels from Hamburg to get rid of their tank and bilge water before entering English docks. Up to a late hour on Wednesday night no spread of the infection in England was reported.


Women’s Prison Limerick

Catholic News Headlines for Tuesday, 1/18/22


Listowel Connection


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By Damien Ahern


The Athea GAA Annual General Meeting was held on Friday evening last on MS TS with a good number in attendance. The committee remains unchanged for the coming year, with the position of assistant Treasurer remaining unfilled. Anyone interested in taking up this role is asked to contact any member of the executive committee. Everyone involved in the running of the Club throughout the year were thanked, and an update on the development of the ‘Healthy Athea Club’, was also received. Newly appointed Coiste Chairman, John Kelly, was welcomed, and John Hunt was thanked for his commitment over the past number of years. Treasurer Mary Ellen Quille gave a run down on our finances, detailing income and expenditure for the past year. Whilst the loan balance was reduced during the year, the balance remains at €36,089. It was acknowledged that further efforts would need to be made in the coming year post Covid, to reduce this balance further, thus reducing interest payable. It was also noted that the training lights at the pitch would be replaced in the coming weeks – these lights are still under guarantee and will be replaced FOC. For the 2022 season, Athea will join with our near neighbours Shannon Gaels at U15 and U17 levels. Athea has struggled with numbers in both of these levels and the club appreciates the benefits of amalgamation. This agreement will be renewed at the end of 2022. Mike Reidy, John Seery, and Eamon Dalton were also thanked for their efforts during the year in keeping our facilities in top condition. A motion of sympathy was passed for all those who lost loved ones during the year, with a special mention of former secretary Oliver McGrath and member of the 1968 team Mike Hayes (Dirreen/London) who passed away recently.

Ciaran Carey to Visit Athea 

The Healthy Athea Club has invited Ciaran Carey, former hurling manager, selector and player and now working as an addiction counsellor to give a talk on Friday, February 25th at Con Colbert Hall. This event will be open to all to attend, further details next week.

Club Force  

Membership and Draw Tickets will be available for purchase soon online through Club Force with a 10% discount offered for a number of weeks. Watch this space for updates!


Huge congratulations to Evan Curry who has been named on the 2022 Limerick County Minor Football Panel and to Grace Hunt who has been named on the 2022 Limerick County U14 Football Panel. Our club is extremely proud to have a representative on each of the panels and we wish both players every success in the coming year.


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Kathleen’s Corner-25/01/2022

By Kathleen Mullane

Sincere sympathy is extended to Siobhán Troy of Rathronan, Athea whose mother passed away peacefully on Sunday last at Thorpes Nursing Home. Her requiem mass takes place on this Thursday at Our Lady of The Rosary Church, Ennis Rd., Limerick at 12 o’clock. Sympathy also to her sons, daughters and extended family. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy is also extended to Mary Anne Woulfe, neeBarry, on the passing of her mother Mary last week while in her care at Rathronan, Athea, where she resides with her husband Mossie and Marys little grandaughter Lizzie who all miss her so much. Sincere sympathy also to Mary’s husband and many relatives and friends in Lisselton her home place. Mary’s coffin was draped with the Mayo flag where she came from, and she was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Congrats and the very best of luck to Grace Hunt, daughter of Neilius and Linda, Gotrnagross who has been chosen for the U14 girls panel Limerick Football, and also to my own grandson who I’d better not leave out, Evan Curry, son of Paul and Michelle of Dirreen, who is also on the Minor Football Panel for Limerick. We wish them well in their training and hopefully they will do Athea proud.

Congrats to Mary Ellen and Denis Collins of Templeathea who have become grandparents again. Their daughter Helena and husband Arthur having been blessed with their new baby girl they are naming Lily, a little sister for Alice and Nancy who are super excited with their new baby sister.

Happy 40th birthday wishes go to Louise, daughter of Leo and Eilish Geoghegan, who celebrated her special day with a get together at Brown Joe’s on Saturday night last where family and friends enjoyed the night.

We went for a walk on Sunday last over to Barnagh Gardens and the Greenway and what a beautiful day it was, attracting families with kids on their bikes and scooters and so many walking and cycling . If you haven’t yet paid a visit there I would highly recommend it. From the safety aspect with no traffic to the scenery and the Barnagh Tunnel along with the old Station House, where one can read on the lovely signage all about the history of these buildings. One wondered about all those who had left this train station so many years ago for foreign shores and never returned.

The lovely restaurant Platform 22 really makes the area a must to visit, and when the whole Greenway opens up and extends from Listowel to Tralee no doubt it will attract many visitors from all over the world, we should be delighted to have such an amenity on our doorstep.

Also the GAA track here in ATHEA has great crowds of men, women and kids doing the Healthy Tuesday as well as the Thursday night keep fit in conjunction with Operation Transformation. Well done to all – KEEP IT UP.


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