By Jer Kennelly

PARISH: Confessions: Saturdays 6.45pm – 7.15 pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tuesday immediately after 10.00am Mass until 11.30am. Please return your ‘Parish Consultation’ response this weekend.  It is important.  Don’t miss this chance to have your ‘say’.

Crisis in Ukraine, the Pope asks us to Pray intensely & Fast for peace.  Donations for assistance to the people of Ukraine can be given to the Parish office or sent directly to; Ukraine Appeal, Redemptorist Solidarity Office, Scala, Castle Rd., Cork T12 YV52.

Daily Prayer for Synodal Listening. God our Father, we pray that we might grow stronger in communion, more aware of our mission, and truly participate in the life of our Church.  May the Holy Spirit help us to hear His voice during this time of listening. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen. 2nd Collection at Weekends Masses 12th/13th for Emigrant Services.

CONFIRMATION will take place on April 6th @ 3.30pm. Please pray for those to be Confirmed.

REQUIRED: Eucharistic Ministers required, please contact Shane Hanrahan or the Parish Office. Fr. Brendan Carmody 087-9601549.

ST PIO Prayer meeting in Castleisland Church on 15th of March. Witness by: Mary Theme: “trying to live a normal life against the backdrop of poor health”.

AGM of Moyvane Development Association will take place in The Marian Hall on Tuesday March 8th at 8pm. New members are welcome.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results from Tuesday March 1st. Jackpot €2,900. Numbers Drawn: 12, 17, 28, and 31, No winner. Lucky Dips of €25 went to: 1. Ann and Richard O Connor, Keylod; 2. Noreen O Connell, Ahalanna; 3. Kathleen O Shea, Newcastle; 4. Tadgh O Fleatheartaig, Lios an Uisce, and 5. Siobhán Fitzgerald, Kilmeaney. Next draw is on March 8th in the clubhouse. All are welcome.

The Jackpot will be €3,000

POPE Francis is remembered, as March 13th marks the 9th year of his pontificate.

DEATH of Reverend Fr. John Lawlor P.P. Ballydonoghue (served there for 22 years) and formerly Ardfert, Co. Kerry on 1st March 2022, son of the late Dr. Jerry & Maria and brother of Denis, Doreen, Rosemary and the late Carmel. Sadly missed by his loving family, his nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, brothers-in-law Paddy, Michael & Richard, Bishop Ray and the Clergy of the Kerry Diocese.

ANNIVERSARIES: Liam O’Sullivan, Tommy Buckley, Jimmy Windle, Nora Daly, Kitty Normile, Sean Fitzgerald, Hannah Keane, Hugh Goulding, Anna Flaherty, Fr. Stephen Kennelly, Mary Riordan, Bill Walsh, Mickey Meehan, Margaret Flynn, Bishop Casey,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.5th Mar.’22- Moyvane for Jerry Brosnan (Anniv.)             7.30pm; Sun.6th Mar.’22 at

Knockanure for Hugh Goulding (1st Anniv.) Knockanure Village at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for Ann Flahavan (Anniv.) at 11.00am; Mon.7th Mar.’22-No Mass in Church; Tues.8th Mar.’22 – Moyvane for Peggy Wallace & Family (Anniv.) at 10.00am; Weds.9th Mar.’22 at Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.10th Mar.’22-Moyvane for Catherine O’Connor (Anniv.) Church St., Glin at 10.00am; Fri.11th Mar.’22- Knockanure for Michael Meehan (Anniv.) at 10.00am; Sat.12th Mar.’22- Moyvane for People of the Parish at 7.30pm, and Mass on Sun.13th Mar.’22 at Knockanure for Hannah Keane (2nd Anniv.) Kilmeaney, Kilmorna at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Patrick Hayes (2nd Anniv.) Clounbrane, Moyvane at 11.00am.

ESCAPE from Ukraine. Tom O’Callaghan, of Moyvane has been living in Kyiv with his wife Anna and two children for the last five years. He left Kyiv with his wife and family and his wife’s aunt as the Russian invasion began, and is now safely out of Ukraine.

WAR: If everyone cut their use of oil and gas in sympathy with the people of Ukraine, it would end the war, as money speaks. How many of our politicians and officials are going to cut their travel, and councils conserve fuel. Reduce heating of public buildings and universities, also reduce oil levels in storage tanks. For this year use home produced fuel and food.

EVENTS: Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tues. 8th Mar. @ 7:20pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee Co. Kerry. Free event open to all bereaved parents.

Listowel Family Resource Centre Easter Camp, 11th-15th Apr., and 19th – 22nd Apr. 10.00am – 1pm. €15 p/day or €60 p/wk. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks incl. Contact Pat 087 9664054/068 23767.

Also, Rainbows Ireland is offering a 9-week listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement/parental separation.  Suitable for children in 1st class to 6th class.  Commencing 27th Apr.’22 in Listowel FRC, 5.30pm-6.30pm. See for further information. Contact Toni Clarke on 087-7523705 or [email protected] for an application form.


BLOOD: Irish Blood Transfusion Service, Clinic will be in Ballybunion Community Centre on Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th March from 4.45-8pm. Please call 061-306980.

BUS Local Link Kerry, Tel.066-7147002 or email [email protected]

ALONE Referral Line is 0818 222 024 from 8am – 8pm, seven days a week.

ENTERPRISE: Kerry Month of Enterprise takes place during the month, now in its ninth year, events for 2022, which can be viewed at, includes over 80 events during March.

ABBEYSIDE PLAYERS under Director Merce Hobson are pleased to present ‘The Righteous Are Bold’ in The Glórach Theatre. March 31st and April 1,2,3,7,8,9.

CONCERT:  Jimmy Buckley and band will be in the Sports Complex Duagh on March 18th.  Doors open 7pm, show starts at 8pm, Tickets available at usual outlets or phone 087 9421862.

Glórach Theatre on Friday, March 11th song master Seán Keane.  Tickets ring 0871383940.

MAGAZINE: Material is being accepted now for the 2022 edition and may be emailed to [email protected] or posted to BPM, Lisselton PO, Co Kerry.

DANCE CLASS:  Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse every Tuesday from 8.30 – 10.30pm.. Further information from 087 7206449.

VINTAGE: Knockdown Vintage Club Annual Charity Vintage Run on Sunday 27th March 2022.  This year the proceeds are in aid of the Irish Community Air Ambulance. Registration for Vintage will commence at 12 noon at the Knockdown Arms.  The Vintage Runs begins at 1pm. Big Maggie & Billy will provide the entertainment.

SCHOOLS: Report finds that autism-friendly schools “benefit all students and all staff” 19th January 2022: AsIAm, Ireland’s National Autism Charity celebrated the organisations’ Autism-Friendly Schools Pilot Programme with a special launch. See more at

HOT DESK:  WorkBase E-Hub at Old Bank Building on Main Street is now open for Business. For full details, contact Ken Tobin on 086 816 2105.

PARADE: St Patrick’s Day Parade in Tralee this year has the theme of ‘Let’s go the Green Way’ which will mark the completion of the Greenway from Tralee to Fenit.

CAMPA MHUIRE: Free online Catholic Faith Camp for children aged 5-12. The four day Summer Camp running from July 27th – 30th, Tuesday to Friday will include Music and Action Songs,

Arts and Crafts, into the Deep Bible Stories, games, drama, live streamed daily Mass and more. No need to register, check out

HOSPITAL. Newspaper reports that the seven major hospital groups since 2018, have paid nearly E1Billon euro in compensation.

NEW €10 million investment in Tralee Hospital will provide funding to cover design, construction and equipment costs, for oncology day ward. Provision of 10 treatment pods, two treatment rooms, a chemotherapy day unit and staff accommodation.

RARE Disease Day;

DRIVING Licence, between Feb. and Aug. 2022 there will be 15,000 applications from people over 70 years for a driving licence.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, Daffodil day takes place on March 25th. Details at €9,995 was raised last year, covering Moyvane, Ballybunion, Causeway and Listowel.

ICMSA Farm Policy; The agriculture industry faces continuously changing markets with external and internal forces compelling those involved in the industry to adapt to the ever-altering scenarios.

Milk production in Ireland rose 50% since the removal of milk quotas in 2015. The milk output increased in 2018 by 4%.

BISHOP: May the Queen of Peace preserve the world from the madness of war.” Pope Francis Feb 23rd. These words were spoken by Pope Francis at his customary Wednesday audience on the first day of the war. He invited us to pray and fast for peace during Lent. All of us hoped that Russia would not start a war with Ukraine. I invite you to include this vital prayer intention in all your Lenten prayers and practices in the weeks ahead. Glory to God in the highest, and peace to all people on earth. Lord make us an instrument of your peace.

+ Ray Browne- Diocese of Kerry

Bishop Ray’s Message for Lent

MAGAZINE: The Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine committee are seeking entries for the 2022 edition. Entries for the Jonnie Bambury, Maurice Walsh, Marie Kennelly Photographic Competitions are very welcome. Any information about the Civil War, pertaining to the parish is important to be documented this year. Please contact any member or e-mail [email protected]

WRITING:   young people, aged 15 to 17, with a passion for writing? MoLI offers an annual five-day, immersive, blended learning programme to 15 talented students around Ireland. This year’s Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary will take place from 18 – 22 July 2022 and participants will be mentored by award winning writer and poet Colm Keegan.

THE FITZMAURICES- The demise of Kerry’s first family on Thursday March 10th at 7.30 pm.

In this illustrated talk, historian and author Kay Caball will tell the story of the demise of the Fitzmaurice family, who had been powerful Lords of Kerry since the year 1235. By 1818, after over five hundred years as Kerry’s premier family, through a combination of extravagance, irresponsibility and feckless living, their titles and north Kerry estates were no more. A potent story of power, wealth, land, money and sex among the Irish aristocracy in the 18th century. The lecture will take place live on ZOOM.

SHOWS: Funds of €400,000, which have been held in trust since 2019, will support the country’s agricultural shows in 2022.

SVP is different; Local Action with National Impact. Volunteer with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul  and become part of the largest and oldest voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland.

MABS OUTREACH CLINIC:  On Friday, March 4th and on every second Friday of the month thereafter (excluding bank holidays) a MABS Outreach Clinic will be held in St. Ita’s Hall from 9am -12.30pm.  The contact number for appointments is 0818 072210 for the North Munster MABS Limerick Office.


FSAI’s advice line last year, got 3,414 consumer complaints.

Irish troops have served continuously for over sixty years on UN service. Kerry members who served with the UN  have been holding their meetings in Scartaglin at the  family home of Private John O’Mahony.

BACK PAIN: The public genuinely think that it’s dangerous to slouch. We have done multiple studies in different countries about this,” says Kieran O’Sullivan at the University of Limerick, Ireland, who specialises in back pain. Kieran O’Sullivan;  graduated from University College Dublin in 1999. In 2004 he completed an MSc in Manipulative Therapy at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. In 2008 he was awarded specialist member status by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. He joined the University of Limerick in 2005. His research interests are musculoskeletal pain and injury, low back pain in particular. He completed his PhD on low back pain in 2012, funded by the Health Research Board. From 2016-2019, he moved to Qatar to head up a spinal pain centre at Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, a FIFA- and IOC-accredited centre. He returned to UL in 2019. He is currently involved in several research projects relating to musculoskeletal pain, nationally and internationally.

ROAD Works on the Bridge Road Listowel, cars entering and leaving private housed and businesses, are put in greater danger and the bricks, being put in at present are not suitable for construction lorries, passing over them.

HAVE YOUR SAY on what you would like to see in this year’s Cruinniú na nÓg programme (on Saturday 11th June) by filling in this short survey:

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RUN Ballybunion half marathon and the 10km race will both take place on Easter Saturday April 16th. Entry to both races is open online at

TG4: We celebrate St Patrick’s Day with music and song from Clann Mhic Ruairí, Liam Ó Maonlaí & Fiachna Ó Braonáin, Clare Sands, Cathal McConnell, Brian Kennedy, the Keane family and many more. Presented by John Toal and Caoimhe Ní Chathail. Lá Fhéile Pádraig @ 21:30.

With 140 agricultural shows across Ireland, this scene is hugely popular with competitors and spectators. Every year thousands of people spend months of preparation before travelling the country to take part in the competitions every weekend. We will be there with them, viewing the competitions, meeting the characters, the animals and those who have the difficult task of judging the competitions. Ag tosú Dé Céadaoin 23/03 @ 20:30.

ART; Local Creative Youth Partnership at Kerry ETB new children’s art at Kerry County Museum in Tralee featuring work from children and young people from diverse backgrounds. The show will open on Saturday March 26th and run until June 28th, more information at For more information email [email protected]

CALF SCHEME: Retrospective eligibility has been granted that will allow calves born last autumn to gain access to the 2022 Dairy Beef Calf Scheme.  The original November 1, cut-off date excluded liquid-milk producers calving in autumn.

IFA have asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Environment to show leadership on the inputs crisis.

Global Dairy Trade Price Index was the highest ever on March 1 2022.

GRANTS: Commercial Entertainment Capital Grant Scheme, Dept of Tourism, Culture, Arts

Funding will be offered for capital projects and works that respond to the challenges associated with COVID-19 and that support the recovery of the creative, cultural, entertainment and events sector.

Funding of up to €25,000 will be offered to facilitate capital works that assist organisations in reopening and continuing to operate safely for staff, classes and audiences.

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FEAST of St. John of God is celebrated on Tuesday 8th March. He was a Spanish saint who devoted his life to the care of the poor and the sick. He is the patron saint of nurses.

Feast of St. Senan of Inis Cathaigh (Scattery Island) is also celebrated on 8th March. He was responsible for first preaching the Gospel in West Clare and North Kerry. He may well have been the brother of St. Laichtin.

THOUGHT: “The way to love anything is to realise that it may be lost.” – G.K. Chesterton.

IDLE: former Dunnes Stores unit in O’Connell Street, Limerick vacant since 2008.


Massey Ferguson Company is intending to celebrate its 175th anniversary this year.


HOOK LIGHTHOUSE in Co Wexford is offering visitors named ‘Patrick’ and ‘Patricia’ the chance to enjoy a free tour this St. Patrick’s Day. Purpose-built as a lighthouse 800 years ago, and still fully operational, it is the oldest intact operational Lighthouse in the World.

NEWSPAPER report from Jan. 25th 2016, notes that one in four employees in hospitals, nursing homes and other long term  care facilities have received the flu vaccine, they were to be bribed with chocolate and spot prizes to encourage them. Enda Kenny had promised 10,000 more gardai, nurses, doctors and teachers by 2021. A pilot scheme that would see medical card holders treated for minor ailments at a pharmacy instead of a GP office, is to be rolled out n March.


PAPERS:               New York NY Irish American Advocate 1935-1936 – 0263.pdf

13 July 1935

Patrick  Collins   (28),  who  was  killed  in  a  recent  motor  smash  at  Syracuse,  U.  S.  A.,  was  a  native  of  Ballydonohue,  North   Kerry,   where,  prior  to  his  departure   for  the  States,  five  years   ago,  he   had   acted   as   parish   clerk  for  a  number  of  years.   He  was  brother   to   Thomas   Collins,   Charles   Street,  Listowel,  a  well-known   figure   in  local  G.  A.  A.  circles.


Readings   at     University    College,    Cork,  show  that  already  this  month  has  been the  wettest  for  46 years  with  a  rainfall  to  date   of  4.18  inches   the   normal  average  being   1.9  inches     In     May  the  total  rainfall   was  only  0.71  Inches.


Following  the  demise  of  her  sister,  Maria,  a  week  previously,  the   death   has   taken   place  at   No.  7  Kingston  College,  of   Esther  Taylor.     Aged.83   and  86 respectively,  they  were  natives  of   Glin,   County   Limerick,   and   are   survived  by  two  other  sisters.


Daniel  Alman,   a  native   of   Tralee,   Co.     Kerry,     died   Sunday.     Funeral     to   St.   Cecilia’s   Church.     Interment     Calvary   Cemetery.


John   O’Brien,   a  native   of   Duagh,   Kilmorna,   Co.  Kerry,   died   Monday   at   608  West  177th  street.


…deceased lady was held. William Dineen (61), of Ballinorig Causeway, North Kerry, collapsed and died in Castle Street, Tralee.


At Winchester R. C. Cathedral, by Right Rev. Monsignor King, PP., Alfred V. Wright, Sunningdale, Ascot, was married to Ena O’Sullivan, daughter of Patrick and Mrs. O’Sullivan, “Lacca,” Ballyhill, Co. Limerick.

Very Rev. Joseph O’Donoghue, West Maltland, N. S. W., Australia, and editor of the “Sentinel,” celebrated the Golden Jubilee of his ordination. Born In 1861, In Knocktemple, Virginia, Co. Cavan, Father O’Donoghue belongs to a family remarkable for the numbers of its members who have given service to the church


GOVERNMENT: “Sixteen dollar muffins and $600,000 for event planning services are what make Americans cynical about government and why they are demanding change,” Grassley said in a statement. “People are outraged, and rightly so.”


SHROUD: What aspect of the exhibition intrigued you most?

In researching the shroud, I was fascinated by the people who encountered it. Most of the millions who have seen it since the 14th century remain anonymous, but from very early on, pilgrims purchased badges to show that they had seen the shroud. One of these badges was found in the River Seine in the 19th century during the construction of a bridge; it now rests in the Cluny Museum in Paris. In 2009, near Machy, France, someone discovered a mould for the mass production of a similar badge; together they hint at the shroud’s importance as a pilgrimage destination in the late 14th century.

Of course, many famous people have seen the shroud, too. St. Charles Borromeo and St. Francis de Sales touched the shroud; St. John Bosco brought his “street kids” to see it on display. King Francis I of France gave thanks for a military victory in front of the shroud. Margaret of Austria, the daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I and aunt of his successor, Charles V, had seen it when she was married to the duke of Savoy and had a copy of it in her palace at Mechelen. King Victor Emmanuel II married his first wife in the presence of the shroud.–MVGbAChMJa5slbjPbM8TWpTy0nLzsnIwZ9WFDq5Wz_KDDxLTaeThAdw5ltjomGj18Ih05i6Qv0qr9ppwPvlTmolpZfw&utm_content=205156304&utm_source=hs_email


MOTHERS: Every question is on the table, it would seem, except the existential one: might four-year-olds just need their mothers far more than a classroom? After all, in the family, you best can guarantee that the caretaker will be eminently more invested in the flourishing of the child than anyone for hire. This is quality control at its finest.

The time, money, careers, and energy devoted to the good of a social program can lead us to overlook what is most obvious. Social engineers are often unable to account for what is unmeasurable. We’ve seen mountains of data to show how much a child suffers without his father. Vast and varied goods are also lost in extended, regular separation of a young child from his mother, and those goods are hard to make up for by rejiggering a worksheet.