by Jer Kennelly

TIDY TOWN meeting will be held at Community Centre Knockanure on Friday 21st of June at 8pm to select a new Tidy Towns Committee.

HAPPY 100th Birthday to Noreen Moran, congratulations and enjoy your Birthday. Best wishes also to Kitty Griffin of Tarbert who celebrates her 100th birthday.

FAREWALL: Parish Pastoral Council/Fr. Brendans’ Farewell Envelopes in which to place a gift for Fr. Brendan Carmody S.J. are available at the back of the Churches in Moyvane and Knockanure. Please return to the Church collection basket or the Parish Office before Weds. 26th June.

LOUGH DERG: Fitzpatrick’s of Listowel are running a bus to Lough Derg from June 26th – 28th for more information contact 087-3249822

KNOCK: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Wednesday 03rd July 2024; Coach leaving Listowel 7.00a.m. Knockanure, Moyvane Tarbert.  Contact Margaret Carmody: 087 297 6304,  Nuala Carmody: 068 36166.

LISTOWEL PARISH ADORATION Group will meet on Monday 17th June after 10:30am Mass in the parish meeting room.

DEATH on 12th of June 2024 of Edward Anthony (Tony) Buckley of Hill View, Gortdromagouna, Knockanure. Tony passed away surrounded by his loving wife Mary and brother Gerard. Predeceased by his parents Eddie and Peg, sister Kathleen, brothers Neily, Michael and Brendan. Missed by nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, sisters in law, brothers in law, cousins, and neighbours. Remains of Tony arrived at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure on Saturday morning at 11.45 a.m. for requiem mass at 12 noon. Interred afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH of Liz Scanlon (née Meehan), Knocknasna, Abbeyfeale, formerly of Islandanny, Kilmorna, on Tuesday, 11th June 2024. Liz, wife of the late Patrick, is missed by her sons Ted and Tony, daughter Linda, son-in-law Tom, grandchildren Jordanna and Thomas, Thomas’s partner Rachel, great-grandchildren Kieran, Chloe and Killian, nephews, nieces. Removal on Saturday, 15th June to The Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale to arrive for Requiem Mass at 11.00 a.m.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tommy O Connor, John Joe Kearney, Bridger Buckley, Fr. William Stack, Laurene Kennelly, Mary Barry, Denny Flaherty, Sean Casey, Damien Carmody, Pat Mulvihill, Mary Theresa Lehane, Anne Sheahan, Gerard O Connor, Teresa Riordan, Christy McNamara,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.15th June’24 Moyvane for Den  ny Flaherty (1st Aniv.) 7.30pm; Sun.16th June’24 for Knockanure for Former members of the Tidy Towns, Knockanure at 9.30am, mass Moyvane for Michael Flaherty (Aniv.) at 11am; Tues.18th June’24 Moyvane for Paddy Connolly (Aniv.) 10am; Wed.19th June’24 Knockanure a Private Intention 10am; Thur.20th June’24 Moyvane Moyvane N.S. Graduation Mass Please note NO 10am, but  Mass at 11am; Fri.21st June’24 Knockanure Knockanure N.S. Graduation Mass 10am; Sat.22nd June’24- Moyvane for Richard & Hanna Stack (Aniv.’s) at 7.30pm; Sun.23rd June’24 Knockanure for Kathleen O’Dwyer (Aniv.) Shrone, Listowel at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for Jim Groarke (Aniv.) & deceased of the McKenna & Groarke families at 11am.

GOLDEN JUBILEE: Fr. Sean Hanafin’s Golden Jubilee Sunday 23rd June 2024. Tea, cake and a chat in Scoil Iosagain School Hall at 12 .30 p.m. Bring you keep cup. All welcome.


Location: The Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on Friday 21st starting at 7.30pm. A free event to mark the opening of the John Moriarty Festival weekend and officially launch a new collection of John’s writing, John Moriarty: Grounded in Story. This is a carefully-chosen selection of John’s own writing on his roots and early influences in Moyvane. Special guests and speakers include Fr. Pat Aherne, Br. Sean Aherne, Fr. John Joe Spring, Tommy Tiernan and editors of the collection, Amanda Carmody and Mary McGillicuddy. A new website, dedicated to building a community around John’s writing, will also be officially launched. Weekend ticket: €100 • The Blackbird and The Bell Revisited online livestream ticket: €15 Visit to purchase tickets.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane man Liam ‘Speedy’ Nolan, on winning a seat in the Council, the Nolan’s are no strangers to the Council as the first Chairman of Kerry County Council was M J Nolan.  The chairman of Kerry County Council, M.J. Nolan alluded to this connection in September 1914 at a meeting of people from different parts of the county in Tralee when he remarked that the Munsters were made up of their ‘…friends, relatives and neighbours… Congratulations also to Mike Kennelly who has also close connections with the parish.



LIMERICK the first place in Ireland to directly elect a mayor with executive powers, Taoiseach Simon Harris has congratulated John Moran on winning the election.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results from Tuesday June 11th. Jackpot was €8,100. Numbers Drawn: 11, 13, 18, and 22. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Tara and Joe, Knocknasna; 2. Callum Buckley, Athea;

3. Tom Roche, Moyvane; 4. Trish Mulvihill, The Kingdom Bar, and 5. Bridget O Flaherty, Abbeyfeale

Next draw will take place on June 18th in the clubhouse, Jackpot will be €8,200. All are welcome.

Recent match; Moyvane 01-15- St Michaels/Foilmore 2-7.

CEMETERY MASSES, Listowel,  St. Michael’s Cemetery, Tuesday 25th June, St. John Paul II Cemetery, Wednesday 26th June and Finuge Thursday 27th June all masses are at 8pm. Annual cemetery mass; Kilcony Cemetery- Friday 12th July at 7 p.m.; Killahenny Cemetery: Friday 19th July at 7 p.m. Lisselton 24th June, Gale 27th June both 7.30 p.m

MASS ON INISFALLEN ISLAND Friday 21st June at 6.30 p.m. Boats leave from Ross Castle from 4.30 p.m. onwards. It is open to all and is a lovely opportunity to join our prayer now with the rich tradition of the monks of old. This enchanting island was once home to a monastery dating back to 640 AD. The island was a place of solitude for the monks to reflect and pray. The monks were great scholars, the High King of Ireland Brian Boru was said to have studied on Inisfallen Island. Thanks to the organisers, the NPWS and the boat operators for their support.

ARTS AND CRAFTS SUMMER CAMP:  Twenty hours of sculpture, painting, drawing and mixed media for children aged 7-12 years from 11-3pm July 8 -12 Teach na Feile, New St., Abbeyfeale. Book now Norma 087 1027327.

BLOOD: Listowel Blood Donation Clinic, Listowel Arms Hotel Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th June 2024, 4.50pm – 8.10 pm. New Donors welcome. Phone 1800 222 111 for appointment. Existing donors have the additional option of booking online.

ARD CURAM & Fuchsia Centre – AIB Community €1M Fund, Vote for us. The AIB Community €1M Fund is now open. This is an opportunity for charities like Ard Chúram, Listowel, to be in with a chance of receiving funds but we need as many people as possible to VOTE for us. To find out more

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CONCERT: Summer Song an evening of song & poetry with Mary Culloty O Sullivan, with special guests North Kerry Community Choir. Thursday June 20th at Listowel Arms Hotel 7:30pm. Fundraiser for Listowel Community Centre, free entry, donations gratefully accepted.

John Moriarty Festival, June 21-23

FREE EVENT: A 3-day festival celebrating the life and works of Moyvane-born writer and thinker, John Moriarty. We extend an open invitation to all to join ‘A Way to Wonder’, a free community event taking place in the Church of the Assumption Moyvane on June 21 at 7.30pm, to mark the opening of the festival and launch a new collection of John’s writings, John Moriarty Grounded in Story. Special guests

and speakers include Fr. Pat Aherne, Tommy Tiernan, and editors of the collection Amanda Carmody & Mary McGillicuddy. For the full festival line up and ticket information visit

CELEBRATE the 60th Anniversary Of Opening Of Muckross House. There will be free admission to Muckross House and Muckross Traditional Farms on the weekend of June 14-16. The house was completed for the landlord Herbert family in 1843.

Reflect: I choose a lazy person to do a hard job, because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it ..

FEAST: Feast of the Irish Martyrs is celebrated on Thursday 20th June. 17 men and women died for the faith during the penal times between 1579 and 1654. Feast of St. Aloysius Gonzaga is celebrated on Friday 21st June. He died of fever in Rome in 1591 at the age of 23 while nursing those who were suffering with the plague.

BUS TO LOUGH DERG: Fitzpatrick’s of Listowel are running a bus from June 26-28 to Lough Derg. Contact 087 3249822.

RAMBLING HOUSE; Some of these may close for the summer so check before travelling. Listowel on last Thursday of the month and Knockanure on the first Thursday of the month..  Ita’s Rambling House at the Desmond Complex is on the 3rd. Friday each month.  Knocalucka is on the 3rd. Tuesday of the month.  Josie’s Brosna 2nd Thursday of the month.  Ballyhahill 3rd Wednesday in the Community Centre.  John Barrett’s Bar, Glin 4th Tuesday.  Tarbert last Saturday of the month at the Community Centre.

ROAD RACE: 2024 Cycling Ireland Senior Men inc. U23 Road Race National Championships 23/06/2024 over 161km. H Q, Con Colbert Community Hall, Athea. Start 12:00.

CON CURTIN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2024:  Friday, June 28 – June 30.  Includes Workshops, Fiddle Recital, Busking in the Square, Set Ceili and a Book launch,  More information on


ST JOHNS: Theatrix Summer Camps | St. John’s Theatre & Arts Centre in Listowel weeks commencing: 15th July & 22nd July. There will be art with Miriam, singing, dancing, acting with Jo Jordan and a show for all to see at the end of the week it is going to be an incredible week!

For further information call  Jo on 087 610 4224 or go to


EVENTS at St Johns:  Alice in Wonderland at 6pm from 18th to 20th; Friday 21st Concert- Duchas Agus Dochas; Sunday 23rd Bluegrass- The Mike Mitchell Band and on Sat 29th Traditional with Cherish the Ladies, details from  box office 068 22566.

CON CURTIN Music Festival, Friday, June 28 – June 30.  Includes Workshops, Fiddle Recital, Busking in the Square, Set Ceili and a Book launch, information on

Parish Hall in Ballyhahill was once the National School, opened 150 years ago they celebrate that occasion on July 13/14. The school closed 1959.

MARKET: Summer Market in Ballybunion every Saturday  from 10am to 3pm.

BEST Wishes to Stephen Shine, son of Donie and Nora of Blaine Athea, who married Tracey Mangan, daughter of Maura and Kevin  of Ballylongford recently.

“SENIOR LINE:   Would you like someone to talk to?  Senior Line is Ireland’s national telephone service for older people open every day of the year 10am-10pm, Freephone 1800 80 4591.

WOMEN’S SHED:  Abbeyfeale Women’s Shed. For further details contact Margaret (secretary) on (087)2440786.


BRITISH: There are about 10,362 British-born citizens in Kerry.

FARMING: A building in Ardfert, Co. Kerry, that had been partly used for housing horses in the past and had served as a chicken house in recent years, was repaired and restored as part of the Traditional Farm Buildings Scheme run by the Heritage Council and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine;


HOLSTEIN Friesian Breeders Club Launch Herds Competition. The competition is open to pedigree herds, entries are to be sent to Geraldine Harty; Herds Competition Coordinator; Ballylongane; Ballyheigue; Co. Kerry; (087) 816 8281. The clubs field evening/stock judging will take place at the farm of Kieran Savage; Tylough, Kielduff on Friday 28th June.

SHOW:  Charleville Agricultural Show on Saturday June 29 & Sunday June 30th.

EU is banning eight smoky flavourings used in food products due to potential cancer risks.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE: Golden Jubilee Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes on August 29th—September 3rd 2024 Led by Bishop Ray Browne & directed by Fr Nicholas Flynn, Direct flight from Kerry Airport, 5 nights full board. Enquiries & Bookings to 086 9318976 or Email; [email protected]


PLAQUE made of Valentia slate, will be unveiled at the Frongoch museum on Thursday, 20 June.  37 Kerry IRA prisoners were detained in the camp in 1916. Mayor of Kerry Jim Finucane will travel along with representatives of the GAA in Kerry and Britain.

PARISH Magazine: Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine celebrate our 40th edition. Competitions will be closing on 30th June to allow us time to collate this special edition so please share any creative writing, poetry and photography that you’d like to be considered as soon as you can #40editionsoftgebpm #ballydonoghue #ballydonoghueparishmagazine

Irish Advocate NEW YORK, N.Y. SAT. NOV. 13, 1982

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1982 – 0769.pdf

Irish Folk Theatre to Perform in U. S.

Siamsa Tire, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, -will stage performances at nine centres

throughout the United States from October 31st through November 15th. Siamsa recaptures in music, song and dance the many facets of rural life in Ireland during the period when Irish was the spoken language. It is performed nightly during the summer months in Tralee, County Kerry.

Directed and devised by Father Pat Ahern, the three-act performance, with cast of twenty-five,

skilfully portrays traditional household and farm chores—churning the butter, plying the spinning

wheel, threshing the corn, milking the cows—and features Ireland’s many folk customs, blessings

and strange superstitions. All ends in a lively harvest festival dance. In bringing to life Ireland’s ancient culture in its many moods and merriment, Siamsa Tire offers the theatre lover unique and spectacular entertainment. More at


The Tablet

Pope Francis will hold a consistory with cardinals in Rome July 1 for the final approval of the canonization. The date or dates for the canonizations could be announced during the ceremony.


NY Irish Advocate 9 Oct 1976

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1976 – 0677.pdf

THE CHARM OF IRELAND in music, song and dance came to Broadway as the National Folk Theatre of Ireland’s production of “Siamsa” opened at the Palace Theatre, Entertainer Carmel Quinn is shown congratulating the organizers and members of the cast (1 to r) F r . Pat Ahern, Artistic director; Sean Ahern; Fr. Dermod Mc Carthy, Tour Co-ordinator; and Mary Deady, Siamsa will also play to audiences in Chicago, Washington, D.G., Wilmington, Detroit, Philadelphia and Boston,


MUSIC: Kelly Boyle

I am co-director of Nyai Sekar Madu Sari, UCC’s Javanese Gamelan ensemble and a co-founding member of the Irish Gamelan Orchestra with whom I have performed around Ireland, the UK and Indonesia. I also run the Cork Community Gamelan, an education and outreach joint initiative by UCC and Music Generation Cork City. I am a PhD Arts Practice student at the University of Limerick. My research examines the role of the non-native teacher-musician in the context of the world music ensemble classroom in the university setting.


Who Owns the Songs? Voice, Songs, and Ownership – Thérèse Smith


RIVER DANCE 30 years ago; A Retrospective by Dr Jeanette Mollenhauer

On 30 April this year, Riverdance celebrated its 30th birthday. In the months leading up to the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, held in the Point Theatre in Dublin, it’s unlikely that any of the dancers, singers or musicians envisaged that their seven-minute item would develop into a globally successful theatrical production.


SEAFOOD lovers should steer clear of shellfish from Oregon and Washington state because of possible contamination with a paralyzing toxin, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned.


CLOUDS: While identifying and photographing clouds may not sound like a highly useful contribution, it’s in fact an easy and beneficial way to contribute to scientific research. After all, explains Marilé Colón Robles, Project Scientist for NASA GLOBE Clouds, the puffy white masses hovering above your head play an important role in transferring and diffusing energy from the sun to different areas of the Earth and can signify a wide array of weather patterns and anomalies to come. But clouds can change rapidly, meaning frequent observations are required, including from citizen scientists who can (quite literally) help complete the atmospheric picture.




‘DAY FOR LIFE’: Day for Life Sunday is celebrated annually with a special message by the Catholic

Church across Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. It is a day specifically dedicated to raising awareness and reflecting on the deep value and meaning of human life at every stage, and in every condition. On Sunday 16th June, the Church marks Day for Life 2024 with a message on the theme: The Lord is my shepherd – Compassion and Hope at the End of Life. See for more information.