By Jer Kennelly


GAA Knockanure Lotto results; Jackpot €4,200. Numbers Drawn: 2, 18, 22,and 30

No winner. Lucky Dips of €25 went to: 1. Ann and Richard O Connor, Keylod; 2. Donal Enright, Enrights Bar; 3. Aoife, Chloe, Shauna and Con, c/o Con Lynch; 4. Brendan Moloney, c/o Speedy Bar, and 5. Eilish Kearney, Moyvane. Next draw is on June 7th in the clubhouse. All are welcome.

The Jackpot will be €4,300.

UNVEILING Ceremony in Knockanure Village. A plaque acknowledging the pivotal role Maureen Sweeney (nee Flavin),(now aged 99) played in the “D Day Landing” World War 2,event on Saturday June 18th at 2pm.

CENTENARY: Athea National School are celebrating 100 years on Friday, June 10 at 12:00pm.

PARISH: Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Let’s Pray together to enable a better group response, we have laminated versions of the Gloria and Creed, at the back of the Church. Please use them. Presbytery/Office: 068 49308.


FUNERAL: Maurice (Mossie) Kearney RIP recently deceased, of Manchester and Kilbaha. Funeral mass will take place in Moyvane Church Fri. 17th June at 12.30pm.

DEATH of Kathleen Buckley (née Comaskey) Rush, Dublin / Mountnugent, Cavan on May 30, 2022, Kathleen; Survived by husband John,(native of Glin Road Moyvane) sons John, Nor and Tim, daughter Bridget, son in law Simon, daughters in law Carolyn and Donna, grandchildren, brother John, sister Dympna, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, and nieces. Funeral mass was celebrated on Thursday in St. Maur’s Church, Rush followed by burial in Whitestown Cemetery, Rush.

ANNIVERSARIES: Joan McCarthy, D. P. Woulfe, Fr. William Scanlon, Ita Keane, Tony Foley, Paud Woulfe, Kathleen O’Dwyer, Jeffrey Bradshaw, Sr. Helen Keane, Willie Buckley,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.4th June’22- Moyvane for James Duggan (Aniv.) 7.30pm; Sun.5th June’22

Knockanure- Pentecost Sunday 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Pat Joe McEnery (2nd Aniv.)

Tubertoureen at 11.00am; Mon.6th June’22 No Mass in Church; Tues.7th June’22- Moyvane

Private Intention at 10.00am; Weds.8th June’22- Knockanure a Private Intention 10.00am;

Thurs.9th June’22- Moyvane- Private Intention 10.00am; Fri.10th June’22 at Knockanure a

Private Intention at 10am and mass in evening at 7:30 for Eileen Goulding (Aniv.), (by Fr. Tom McMahon); Sat.11th June’22- Moyvane for John Kearney The Village, & parents, Dan & Bridie (Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.12th June’22 Knockanure for Kathleen O’Dwyer (Aniv.)Late of Shroane, Listowel at

9.30am, and Mass Moyvane The Most Holy Trinity 11.00am.

PADRE PIO Prayer Meeting Tuesday, June 21 at 7.30pm, at Castleisland Church on line, will include the Final witness given by the late Fr. Pat Moore. He literally told us how to manage a terminal illness in the final stages of life.

BEST Wishes on their recent wedding to Aine daughter of Denis and Margaret Scannell of Listowel and Jamie son of James and Rachel Vaughan  of Moyvane. Best man was Donie Enright and groomsman was James Culhane. Bridesmaids were Marcella Stackpoole and Dora Scannell.

KNOCK: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock from Knockanure Moyvane takes place Sat. 18th June (Corpus Christi weekend). Contact Margaret 087-2976 304/Maureen 087-951 4352.

GAA: Congratulations to  Moyvane Minor Team on being crowned Division 1 North Kerry League Champions for 2022. Moyvane 2-16- Listowel Emmets 3-11.

HOLIDAYS: While thousands were inconvenienced at Dublin Airport, farmers and their workers are working from dawn to dark, harvesting, milking, and a hundred and one other jobs, including turf saving. While the war is going on we are being given bad example by our politicians and RTE, giving the thoughtless an appetite for air travel.

TRINITY Sunday 12th June. Pentecost, A prayer to the Holy Spirit- Come, Holy Spirit, Creator, come,

From your bright heavenly Throne, Come, take possession of us And make us yours.

O guide our minds with your blessed light, With love our hearts welcome. Through you may we the Father know, Through you the Eternal Son, And you, Spirit of Both, Thrice blessed, three in one,

All glory to the Father, Son, And Spirit.

SUNDAY June 5th (Pentecost Sunday) has been designated as a Day of Prayer in Thanksgiving for the Diocesan Phase of the Universal Synod. More details on

CAO Change of mind deadline 1st of July.

OUTDOOR Education; Webinar on June 8 at 7pm to find out more about outdoor education and training courses Kerry College has to offer, call the Admissions Office on 066-714 96 96 or email [email protected]

EXAMS: 120,000 Leaving Cert and Junior Cycle students  exams gets under way on Wednesday.

PRAYER MEETING:  A prayer meeting to celebrate Pentecost led by Janice and Moss Carrig will take place at The Desmond Complex, NCW on Sunday, June 5 at 3pm.  There will be music, prayer and worship and everyone is welcome.

BEREAVED: Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday 14th June at 7:15pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. We also offer an online support group, and you can get further information on this by contacting us in [email protected].

DRIVING Tractor course for 14- to 16-year-olds which will take place in Listowel, Tralee and Castleisland Marts between  June 27-29.  . Cost €35. Contact Helen 068-23429.

AIB Group has launched the AIB Community €1 Million Fund to support over 30 charitable organisations in communities across Ireland. Nominations will close on 22 June 2022.

CHORAL EVENING Sunday June 12 at 7pm in St. John’s Church in aid of Lebanon Trust. Featuring St. John’s Church Choir, Kerry Chamber Choir, Kerry School of Music Orchestra and Solo Performers. Tickets  available at the door on the night. Doors open at 6.30pm.

MUSIC: Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 to 11pm and can be picked up on

KERRY FLEADH ;  It will take place over two weekends, 11th/12th June and 18th/19th June and will be held in the Dúchas Comhaltas Centre in Tralee.


ST JOHN’S: Two Performances- Bank Holiday Monday 5th June @ 3pm Tuesday 6th June

@ 8pm, details from 068 22566.

Book Launch June; Best wishes are extended to Ballylongford native Mary Sweeney née Kennelly written a book called “Into the Grey” which explains the emotional strains when caring for a loved one with Dementia, launched on Saturday June 4th at Listowel Writers Week by Minister for Education Norma Foley.

GRASSROOTS GAA Stories are being collected for publication, details from 086 821 7631, or contact [email protected]

RAMBLING house will be held in Ballyhahill Hall on Wednesday June 8  at 8pm.

RACES: race meeting in Listowel Saturday, June 4th and ran for three days. See online at [email protected].

BANK Holiday events included, Feile Cheoil , Lixnaw; Walking Fest in Tarbert, and the Limerick Fleadh in Athea.

ALONE contact 0818-222024 from 8am – 8pm, seven days a week.

RETIREMENT GROUP – meet every Friday in the Tarbert Bridewell between 10.30am and 12 Noon.

Different activities every week followed by Tea/Coffee, refreshments and a chat. New members are welcome.

JOB VACANCIES – Tidy Towns Assistant in Tarbert, Heritage Assistant in Tarbert, Tidy Towns Assistant in Ballylongford Soccer Groundskeeper in Lenamore and a Parish Hall Caretaker in Ballylongford. If you are interested in any of these positions please contact Jackie on 086-3266991. No experience necessary as full training will be provided.

The €40 million Kerrygold Park expansion in Mitchelstown, is expected to be completed by March 2023.

SIAMSA TIRE: are delighted to announce that auditions will take place from 16th to 18th June to attract the best of traditional young talent aged 7 to 12years to the Folk Training Academy. These auditions are by appointment only and candidates must have an Irish dance step and a song prepared and/or music (bring your own instrument). Contact 066 7123055 to arrange an appointment.

GLIN NEWS: Glin Triathlon will take place on the 3rd September.

Swimming Lessons Glin Pier; Limerick County Water Safety are delighted to announce that swimming/lifesaving classes will take place this summer at Glin Pier (subject to availability of instructors). Week 1 – Registration 3rd July at 12p.m. at Glin Pier. Classes commence on Monday 4th July for the week. Week 2 – Registration 14th August at 12p.m at Glin Pier. Classes commence on Monday 15th August for the week.

The Estuary Swim will take place on the 23rd July.

MARATHON: Taking on the @IrishLife Dublin Marathon? Well keep an eye on our pages .. our weekly training plan kicks off on th…

GARDAI in Tralee have items of lost property they would like to reunite with their owners at the local station. On Monday, May 23, a set of silver house keys were found on Rock Street at around 5pm.  On Wednesday, May 25 a set of keys were found on the Oakpark road at 5pm in the evening. There are labels on each key denoting what they are for. Also in Tralee, on Thursday, May 26, a small sum of cash was found on the Millennium Walkway at 7.45pm. If you can prove you own any of the above item, call Tralee Garda Station on 066-7102300.

GARDA: 89 lives that ended too soon. These Gardaí died in the service of the State, a sacrifice that we want to remember, that we must remember.

BLOOD Transfusion Service will be in Ballybunion Community Centre on Thursday 16th of June from 5pm to 8pm. Please phone 061 306 980 to make an appointment.

TEA Dance Ballybunion June 26th in aid of Eddie Carey who will be travelling to Kenya to build Reach Houses for young girls used in the sex Trafficking.

FUNDRAISING: Joe Aherne of Glenagower who is the road on Saturday, June 11th, on the MOYLAGH JFK 50 Mile Challenge in aid of The IRISH CANCER SOCIETY.

LIFEGUARDS will be on duty on all Blue Flag Beaches in Kerry at weekends, from this Bank Holiday Weekend.

GRAVES: Duagh Cutting and maintenance of the cemetery will take place on Thursday evening from 5.30 onwards (weather permitting). Help would be greatly appreciated. Annual Graveyard Mass will take place on Thursday July 28 at 8pm. Graveyard Mass will take place at St John’s Cemetery Ballybunion on Friday June 10th at 7pm, Lisselton cemetery Monday 20th June at 8pm, Gale Cemetery Thursday 23rd June at 8pm, Tuesday – June 21st – St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel at 8.00 p.m.;  Killehenny Cemetery on 15th July at 7pm, Kilconly Cemetery 29th July at 7pm.

CORPUS CHRISTI Listowel on Saturday, 18th June at 7.00 p.m. immediately after the Vigil Mass of the Feast of Corpus Christi. Procession will start from the church and go down the Square – up William Street – over Charles Street – down Courthouse Road – and return to church via Church Street. Everyone is most welcome to join us.

IFA is encouraging the Minister for Agriculture, to make a one-off lump sum payment to cattle and sheep farmers to help with the ongoing input crisis.

HISTORY: Ardfert Historical Society next guided outdoor event on Thursday 9th June at 8pm. The venue is Ardfert Friary and all are welcome to attend this free talk which will last approx. one hour.

POETRY: Michael Hartnett Poetry Award Competition Deadline: June 17.   The Michael Hartnett Poetry Award is now open for submissions. This year, the award will be for collections of poems in English. The award will be made to the winning poet on the basis of a third, or subsequent book of poetry, published in the last two years, i.e. 2020 – 2021.

HORSE Fair Ballyduff on Sunday June 12th, and Vintage Tractor Run 26th.

CULTURE: THE 17th edition of Culture Night will take place on Friday, September 23, anyone interested in organising an event in Kerry to get in touch with Kerry County Council.

JOURNAL: The Earls of Desmond journal is a fundraiser to continue the work of Castleisland District Heritage, Journal illustrated by Noel Nash, available in Castleisland area.

KERRY-BASED researcher, Dr Joanna Tierney from the Dept of Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Shannon ABC, Munster Technology University (MTU) Kerry Campus was presented with the MTU Commercial Invention of Year 2021, by the President of MTU, Professor Maggie Cusack. Dr Tierney’s work on the control of coccidiosis in poultry, funded by an Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund, won her the award.

HARVESTING is taking place at a very rapid pace at present, all want job finished while weather is suitable. Land that received reduced fertiliser, is noticeable, in crop reduction.  The government is dragging their heels and shortly half the year is gone and little meaningful actions to encourage maximum home forage production. Conference on global warming will encourage reduced crop production and leave the vulnerable to die of malnourishment or reduce population by other means.

OLDER People and the government services, many who use the pen and paper are feeling vulnerable, when dealing with government departments. Isolation and abandonment, is the general feeling of people who use traditional means of contact, when things are delayed or left without reply, they can always blame foreign recruits.

DAY of the African Child, June 16th, dedicated by The Organisation of African Unity. The theme this year is access to a Child Friendly Justice System in Africa.

ROME Meeting: The 10th World Meeting of Families, which has as its theme, “Family love: vocation and a path to holiness”, will open on Wednesday 22 June with the Festival of Families in the presence of Pope Francis in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican.

The Pastoral Congress will take place from Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 June which will also take place in the Paul VI Hall. On Saturday afternoon there will be a Mass in St Peter’s Square presided over by Pope Francis, and on Sunday there will be the Angelus after which the Holy Father will deliver his traditional WMOF mandate to families.

OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY:   August 7 -14.. Places for this Bavarian Event are available.  Spiritual Director – Fr. Dan O’Riordan.  Contact Premier Travel – 0214277700 or email [email protected]

PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZE: youth pilgrimage to Taize France. Eight places still remain. Cost 600 Euro. Contact: Tomas 0863683778.




FOOD: On World Hunger Day, Caritas Calls for “long-term solutions to avert imminent food crisis”

On the occasion of World Hunger Day marked May 28, Caritas Internationalis (CI) underscored the “urgent need for long-term sustainable solutions” backed up by stakeholders’.

Comment; The latest restrictions on E.U farmers, will reduce food production, and create a demand from outside sources, causing price rise for the poorest in the world. The rich will have plenty, no matter what famine or scarcity.


NO MOW: People taking part in Plantlife’s conservation project say they have seen plants and wildlife thrive

Alfie Packham and Guardian readers

Thu 26 May 2022

The conservation charity Plantlife again urged people not to mow their gardens in May to help wild plants and pollinators thrive.

As the month draws to a close, we asked some of this year’s No Mow May participants what new plants and wildlife they have seen in their gardens.

‘It’s nice to know we cater for the butterflies’ whole life cycle’


VISIT Elderly; Vatican City, May 30, 2022 / 08:20 am

The Vatican announced on Monday that Catholics can obtain a plenary indulgence by visiting an elderly person on the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

A decree issued by the Apostolic Penitentiary on May 30 said that the indulgence is available “to the faithful who devote adequate time to visit, in presence or virtually, through the media, their elderly brothers and sisters in need or in difficulty” on July 24.

The indulgence can also be gained by Catholics present at a solemn commemoration of the annual event by Pope Francis that day or at celebrations around the world.

The Tablet reports;

The Vatican stamp and coin office has released several commemorative coins, including one promoting the importance of vaccinations and a silver medal for peace in Ukraine; proceeds will be used to help victims of the war.


1974-12-21 Irish People

Two Day EEC Meeting End

PARIS-The meeting of the heads of the EEC governments ended here with the announcement of a number of major decisions, among them the fixing of a Regional Fund of £542 million, the abolition of the right of veto on the Council of Ministers and its replacement by what is called a “qualified majority,” direct elections to the European Parliament by 1978—and a plan to hold another “summit” meeting before the end of March next, this time in Dublin. Although some reservations were expressed on these decisions, and although agreement on the Fund came as something of an anti-climax after all the months of discussion, the talks ended amid cautious optimism on future economic co-operation among the Nine. The summit ended shortly before 11:00 o’clock Wed. and the French President, M. Giscard D’Estaing, who presided, read out the statement from the heads of government. He said that the talks have provided for other such meetings to be held three times a year and, if necessary, more often. Foreign Ministers will also meet along with heads of State. The aim of the meetings is eventual political co-ordination. The right of veto on the Council of Ministers is to be replaced by a “qualified majority”-in other words, it is hoped gradually to move away from the need for total unanimity at Council meetings. This means, of course, that the right of veto could no longer be used as a threat by any member country which feels it has a grievance. When plans were being made for the summit that has just ended, Ireland and Italy, worried over the delay in setting up the Regional Fund, threatened to veto the talks unless a decision was reached on regional aid. Another proposal arising from the two-day meeting was to have a plan for direct elections to the European Parliament ready by 1976, and to apply the direct voting system in 1978. The British and the Danes expressed reservations about this proposal. A working group was set up to establish possible union between the Nine on passports and to have a uniform passport for EEC countries with the general intention of establishing a “European Union.” The summit statement also reaffirmed the aim of economic and monetary union. It was agreed that economic policies of the Nine should converge with the aim of preventing economic recession and restoring stability. Particular emphasis was placed on the German intention to adopt in a short time the re-launching of private and public investment. CONSULTATION On employment, there is to be consultation between the member countries and the social partners such as the trade unions in the various countries. The Ministers of Labour will be meeting in the near future. In regard to energy, the statement expressed the need for greater co-operation between importing and exporting countries. The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. FitzGerald, said afterwards that the’ summit had been significant on four particular counts; the adoption of a regional policy; the decision of the Germans to reflate their economy; the overcoming of the first obstacle in the efforts to ensure that British re-negotiation of terms will keep her in the community, and, finally, the improvement indicated by the French Government in  American-French relations, which should provide for greater solidarity and a better chance of dealing with the Arabs on oil resources. SIGNIFICANCE The Taoiseach, Mr. Cosgrave, said that the significance of the German decision to reflate the economy could only be realised if we appreciated the fact that the German surplus of balance of payment was equivalent to the deficit of all the member countries.



By the time RTS,S was approved, vaccines for another global killer, Covid-19, had already been developed and authorized around the world—less than two years after the virus emerged.


The apparent disparities have frustrated some researchers in sub-Saharan Africa. “If the same energy and resources were directed towards malaria vaccine development as has been the case for Covid-19, then malaria could be eradicated,” wrote Damaris Matoke-Muhia, a scientist at the Kenya Medical Research Institute, in an essay for the global development site SciDev.Net last August. (At the time, she noted, malaria was killing more people on the continent than Covid-19.)

Why It Took 35 Years to Develop the First Malaria Vaccine


The 2022 Irish Funds Annual Global Funds Conference will take place in-person on Tuesday, 31 May at the Convention Centre Dublin. This event is a highlight in the international funds and asset management industry calendar and attracts a wide range of participants from across the international investment funds community.


We believe global citizenship education is essential for preparing young people for our shared democratic life. Since early 2016, we have been supporting school leaders, educators, and young people in a variety of ways.



T S Eliot; By Angelica Frey

When the inaugural issue of the prestigious literary magazine Criterion hit shelves in October 1922, it included a 434-line-long poem by a little-known American author who spent his days as a banker at Lloyd’s. T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, with its cacophony and bleakness, encapsulated in verse the spirit of modernism, much like Stravinsky had in music with Rite of Spring in 1913.