By Jer Kennelly

MASS on the Radio Link is available again.

FEAST of ST Brigid is on the 1st Feb. Presentation of the Lord and Candlemas on 2nd of Feb., and the 3rd Feb. is feast of St Blaise, Friday First Friday.

PARISH: From Saturday. 5th Feb.’22, on each Saturday there will be Confessions in Moyvane from 6pm to 7pm.  At other times, by arrangement.

On Invitation, Fr. Brendan will be pleased to make Home Visits (for Confessions/Communion/Anointing of Sick/other).  Please contact Fr. Brendan on 068-49308 during the Parish Office Opening Hours. Thursday 3rd Feb. Feast Day of St. Blaise, for anyone who wishes, we can have a blessing after 9.30 & 11.00 am Masses Sunday.  Also, Blessing of candles during these Masses, in addition to 2nd Feb. (Feast of Presentation). Beeswax Altar candles available at the Parish Office, €2.00 each

CLASSES starting Knockanure Community Centre in Feb. (Thurs. evenings). All levels/ages. Classes hour long. Contact Nora 087 7476717.

CONGRATULATIONS to Kelly Enright of Knockanure, who was part of the Tarbert Comprehensive U 16 Kerry Schools Badminton Gold medal Winner team.

GAA Knockanure; Lotto Results from Tuesday January 25th 2022. Jackpot €2,400, Numbers Drawn: 7, 14, 26, and 31, No winner. Lucky Dips of €25; 1. Tracey Moore, Tralee; 2. Noel O Connor, Abbeyfeale; 3. Margaret Dowling, O’Briens Bar; 4. Pat Guerin, c/o Kevins Bar, and 5. Callum Buckley, Templeathea. Next draw is on February 1st in the clubhouse. All are welcome! The Jackpot will be €2,500.

NEW Moon on 1st Feb. Lovely weather in January, there was no need for weather forecast as long as the pressure was high.

PADRE Pio & First Friday Evening Mass at 6.45pm, in Listowel.

DEATH has taken place of Tom Mulvihill, Glountane, Lyreacrompane and late of Leitrim East, Moyvane, on January 21st, 2022. Brother of the late Nora, Maureen, Denny and Nicky. Survived by his wife Lil, son James, daughter Joann (Leen), grandchildren Odhran, Clodagh and Cara, brother Paddy, daughter-in-law Mairead, son-in-law David, sisters-in-law Noreen and Chris, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces.

DEATH of Paddy Regan, Knockane, Listowel, on January 20th, 2022, brother of the late Ann. Survived by his brother Joe, sisters Mary and Joan, brothers-in-law Jimmy and Alan, nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces.

DEATH of Paddy Neville, Bedford, Listowel, on January 24th, 2022, son of the late Danny and Kitty and brother of the late John, Alf and Jerry. Survived by his brother Mike, sister Ann, sisters-in-law Doreen and Mary, nieces Angela and Katie, nephews John, Danny and Joe.

DEATH on January 21st 2022, of Denis Moore of Kilmallock, a native of Castlegregory, played minor football for Kerry. He joined the Guards in 1958. Served in Bruff, Mary Street in Limerick city, and Athea before he went to Kilmallock in 1965.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Moloney, Patsy Stack, Paddy Brouder, Mae Relihan, Liam Finucane, Sr. Immaculata Buckley, Kathy Scollard, Maureen Fitzgerald, Ralph Toomey, Eamon Pelican, Eileen O Loughlin, Bridget Brosnan, Nora Mary Stack, Sr. Joan Curtin, Denny Mulvihill, Patricia McCarthy, Frank O’Dowd, John Corridan, Bridget Stack, Mary O’Carroll, Jerry Codogan, Ned O’Keeffe, Michael Daly, Mikey Joe Walsh, Michael Sheehy, Mossie Kennelly,  Mass;  Sat.29th Jan.’22 in Moyvane for John McGrath (1st Anniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.30th Jan.’22 at 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;

Mon.31st Jan.’22 No Mass in Church; Tues.1st Feb.’22  in Moyvane, St. Brigid’s day for Private Intention at 10.00am; Weds.2nd Feb.’22 at  Knockanure, Presentation of the Lord a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.3rd Feb.’22 at Moyvane feast St. Blaise a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.4th Feb.’22 at Knockanure the 1st Friday Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.5th Feb.’22 in Moyvane for John Moloney (1st Anniv.), Clarr, Parents Mick and Mary Moloney at 7.30pm; Sun.6th Feb.’22 in

Knockanure for           People of the Parish at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Jack Shine, (2nd Anniv.) Glin Rd., at 11.00am.

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

CONFIRMATION in Athea on Saturday, March 12th.

OFFICE Hours for Parish; Presbytery/Office: 068 49308, Web: dioceseofkerry.ie

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

TALK: Dr Dan O’Connell to give online webinar talk for parents of children preparing for First Confession and First Holy Communion on Tuesday 14th of Feb 2022. See Diocese site for details.

2022 ALL IRELAND EUCHARISTIC CONFERENCE: Saturday 5th February at 2 p.m. live on Radio Maria. Speakers: Fr. John Mockler, Antoinette Moynihan and Fr. Morty O’Shea.

RADIO MARIA IRELAND: Catholic Radio with 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: www.radiomaria.ie

BINGO in Moyvane on January 27, in The Marian Hall. the last time they had Bingo there was on Thursday, January 05, 2020, a space of 693 days.

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

THANKS: Kerry Branch of Samaritans would like to thank Parishioners for their continued support of Christmas Collection, greatly appreciated. €1,112.79 collected in Moyvane and €280.55 in Knockanure.

TODDLER: Listowel FRC is proud to announce the recommencement of their Toddler Programme – Tiny Tots. Contact Toni Clarke on 087-7523705 or 068-23584. Start time is 10.30am on Feb. 11th.

BEREAVED: Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tues. 8th Feb. at 7:20pm in Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee. Event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. *Subject to Government advise* See anamcara.ie or call Info. Line on 01 4045378.

PADRE Pio, February Devotions in Castleisland on Tuesday 15th February 7.30pm. Witness by: Liam Gowan of Waterford and Tralee, Theme: “Forgiveness in the face of personal disaster”.

WISE – “Do all the good you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” – from Wesleyan Chapel plaque in Church Street. Tarbert – 1830.

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

PLANS: New developments are necessary at Aughinish Alumina, which has operated since 1983, currently employs 482 people and 385 downstream jobs. In a new planning application to An Bord Pleanála, the plant would cease operations in 2030, based on current production levels. If they are unable to further develop site.

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. https://ballydbardfest.com/

JOBS: Apprenticeships Freephone guidance 1800 794 487. Kerry College contact 066 714 9696.

Community employment, details at [email protected]

GLIN: Funding in excess of €200,000 has been awarded to Glin to revamp the paths and wall from Reidys workshop towards East Mall. Thank you to Councillor John Sheahan.

ST JOHN’S Listowel; Tuesday 1st February  – Celebrating St Brigid’s Day/Lá Féile Bhríd in St John’s Theatre 11AM – 1pm. Mixed Media Art WORKSHOP with Kathryn Crowley. Places limited to 12 people. Book your place by contacting our Box Office:  068 22566.

Exhibition, Solas by Kathryn Crowley. This collection of photography and original text takes its inspiration from nature and colour, and the themes are of hope and renewal.

ART: 68th Texaco Children’s Art Competition, closing date for our next Competition is Monday, 28th February 2022. A Kerry student was chosen as the overall winner of the Texaco Children’s Art Competition. There were over 25,000 entries for the competition, in its 66th year.

https://www.texacochildrensart.com/

EVENT open to all; 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, February 25th at Con Colbert Hall.

DENTIST: 24 dentists in Kerry registered for the Dental Treatment Services Scheme, where adult medical card holders can access a range of dental services and treatments.

HOSPITAL: News Report; only people who have a genuine emergency should attend University Hospital Kerry’s emergency department.

CANCER support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, asking women experiencing cancer to join their cancer support group. The free online group meetings gives a friendly space for women experiencing cancer to explore issues affecting them, it is Facilitated by counsellor Kay Lynch.

SCHOOLS: Minister for Education Norma Foley has funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under her Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme.

ACTIVE: €4 million in funding has been announced for Kerry walking and cycling projects.

celebration on February 2nd, of World Wetlands Day, Tralee Bay Wetlands are giving a free tour.

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. Athletics championship 2022, the Munster juvenile championships in Nenagh on February 5th.

SATURDAY 7th MAY –the Darkness into Light Walk for Pieta House, sponsored by Electric Ireland, for 2022. Tarbert has been selected as one of eight (8) locations in Kerry and is the only new route approved by Pieta for this year in all of Ireland. The walk will take place at 4.15am and takes in the island road walk, a distance of 5kms.

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People ALONE, please call on 0818 222 024 from 8am – 8pm.

FARMING: George Goes Dairy Farming’ series three continues with episode two.

https://youtu.be/YubSk-w1EsY

EARTH: Caring for Our Common Home Reading Group. Join us as we read Laudato Si’, the Pope’s letter to the world on the cry of the earth. Our Laudato Si’ Book Club will begin on Tuesday 15th Feb @7.30pm and run weekly for 6 weeks. It will be led by Jane Mellett, Laudato Si’ Officer for Trócaire. This is being organised by the Diocese of Kerry Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Committee in conjunction with Trócaire. See diocese web site.

BOGS- NEWKD Farm Families will launch a new booklet called ‘The Beauty of the Bogs’.The booklet gives an overview of the importance of bogs. Booklet was compiled by Lisa Fingleton with support from Nuala Madigan, Education Officer with the Irish Peatland Conservation Council.

It will be available on the NEWKD website and copies will be available at Kerry Library and also available to order by schools: contact  [email protected]

TREES: The planting of trees donated by the Sikh Community in memory of Michael Max McAuliffe is due to take place on February 19th at Templeglantine.

CROPS: Robert Beattie and John Mulhare from Terrachem tell us about biostimulants. More at

https://youtu.be/hcaU04k1G2s

GARDENING, in woodland, primroses are one of the first signs of spring, and are an important source of nectar for butterflies.

MUSIC: An open-air Comhaltas music session at Barnagh Greenway Hub on Sunday 30th, 2.30 3.30pm. All are welcome.

PARTY: St Patrick’s Day parades are back again including local ones. Limerick City and County Council will have a four-day festival will include the St Patrick’s Day Parade on Thursday, March 17 and the Limerick International Band Championship on Sunday, March 20.

NEW STAMPS: two new stamps issued to celebrate the centenary of the publication of Ulysses.

The novel, written by James Joyce, is based on a single day in Dublin in June 1904.

CCTV turned off; Cllr John Sheahan  said the law on data protection was being applied retrospectively and wanted the council to appeal the DPC’s findings. Only 44 out of 401 cameras were found to comply with rules.

RACE: The Kerry Group Rás Mumhan international event will take cyclists around Kerry and north Cork on  four days of the Easter weekend from Friday April 15 to Monday April 18.

CHINA New Year 1st Feb, their date is 4720.

IMMIGRANTS: Korea has been annually honouring individual immigrants who made a significant contribution to their country for past 14 years. Calling them ‘Immigrants of the Year’.

HOLOCAUST: Every year around 27 January, UNESCO pays tribute to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and reaffirms its unwavering commitment to counter antisemitism, racism, and other forms of intolerance that may lead to group-targeted violence. The date marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Soviet troops on 27 January 1945.

https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/holocaustremembranceday

North Wales Chronicle Advertiser 14 July 1860

A MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR. A correspondent of the Freeman’s Journal writes “Tarbert, Friday.

The discovery of a fearful attempt at assassination has startled the good folk of Tarbert, and has occasioned considerable uneasiness to the family against whom the annihilation was intended. It appears that about three weeks ago a nice little box was directed to Colonel Patterson, Tarbert House. On the direction card were the names of several lady members of his family, and intimating that a letter would be found inside which would explain all. The colonel, struck with the singularity of the affair of receiving a box of which he knew nothing, and fancying that there might be some hoax connected with it, determined not to open the mysterious consignment until further information might elucidate its meaning. Accordingly it was locked up in a room, and continued there for three weeks without any information being received respecting it. Several members of his household, having shaken the box, pronounced the contents to be either sand or powder, eventually, however, in order to see what it did contain, the wary old soldier, on Wednesday last,  placed it a distance of 100 yards or more, fired a Pistol at the lid, when bang went the box with a loud report shattering into pieces a large stone against which it was placed. Amazed, the colonel ran up, and to his astonishment discovered that his “little Present” nothing more nor less than an Infernal machine, It was filled with powder, and had a dozen Lucifer matches so arranged in the inside that if the box were opened in the usual way certain destruction would be the consequence.

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South Wales Echo 5th March 1886.

A Ship Capsized. THE CREW MISSING. The Ship Cinderella was found capsized to-day At Tarbert, near Listowel. The crew is missing.

28 Jan 1888 The Cardigan Observer and General Advertiser for the Counties of Cardigan Carmarthen and Pembroke

At a court held under the Crimes Act at Tarbert, two men, named Gerald Fitzgibbon and Michael Kennedy, were each sentenced to six weeks’ imprisonment for taking part in a suppressed National League meeting on Nov. 27. At the same court, a labourer, named James O’Connor, was; sentenced, to seven days’ imprisonment-for assaulting a policeman. The country people flocked into the village in large numbers, and great excitement prevailed, but nothing serious, occurred.

Evening Express 21 12 1903

Kitchener was sick and improving now.

Death is announced of Thomas 0’Donnell at Tarbert, County Kerry at the age of 103. He had been a teetotaller for 50 years.

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The Cardiff Times 15th January 1881

STATE 0F IRELAND. A MAIL-CAR ATTACKED.  A mail-car, carrying letters and passengers between Limerick and Tarbert and Listowel, attacked on Tuesday night by an armed party men, who scattered and tore the letters, and smashed the car. The driver managed to reach the police-station where he reported the matter,

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CYCLONE: Satellite imagery showed a massive ash cloud and shockwaves spreading from the eruption. Ash fell on the Tongan capital, Nuku’alofa, on Saturday evening and phone connections went down. The eruption caused a severe tsunami on Tongatapu, where the capital is located, with waves flowing onto coastal roads and flooding properties on Saturday.

On January 10th 2022, Category 1 Cyclone Cody hit Fiji with severe rains and flash flooding that have devastated the country. Roads have been washed away and homes, crops, and businesses have been destroyed.

All coastal areas of the Fiji Islands have been inundated, forcing communities to evacuate. Residents from some villages have been relocated for the second time in just over twelve months, when they were forced to move due to Tropical Cyclone Ana.

https://columbans.ie/tropical-cyclone-cody-devastates-fiji

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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

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Oisín McConville – Starting Afresh

https://youtu.be/2Bnw8Smf_WQ

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By Ann Marie Foley – 29 September, 2020

Thomas Small is ordained by Bishop Martin Hayes

Thirteen students have begun studies for the priesthood for Irish dioceses this week, while at the weekend one seminarian finished his studies and was ordained.

https://www.catholicireland.net/thirteen-enter-national-seminary-and-one-is-ordained/

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Addressing the minister, Deputy Tóibín said: “I will make two small points in the time I have left. I attended a protest outside the Chinese embassy today concerning the treatment of the Uyghur people. I do not believe that the government is using its voice strongly enough to oppose the horrendous things happening in that part of the world. People are being forced into thought camps, there is forced abortion and sterilisation and people are going missing. It is very important that we do not just speak through the UN on this issue, but that we raise our voice regarding human rights. Human rights are universal, and not for particular countries. They are for all countries.”

https://www.catholicireland.net/peadar-toibin-td-challenges-government-over-its-silence-on-cultural-genocide-in-china/

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