Knockanure Notes

Knockanure Notes-28/06/2022

By Jer Kennelly

Memorial and Thanksgiving Mass for Fr. Kevin will take place on Sunday 26th June at 2pm at Moyvane Church, at the Doorway of Hope (weather permitting), in memory of the Covid Masses. After Mass a plaque will be unveiled in his honour. Everybody very welcome.

TRIBUTES to Maureen Sweeney nee Flavin born in Knockanure 99 years, are numerous, she had been forgotten for many years and it was great to learn more about her achievements and the benefit derived from her work.

Filename- Tribute Maureen Flavin Sweeney June 2022

Tribute in Knockanure can be viewed on

BEST WISHES to Mrs Julienne Donegan on her retirement as Principal of Knockanure Scoil Chorp Chriost. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Tom McMahon and Fr. Brendan O’Callaghan. A host of parishioners and family members, contributed to the occasion. Celebrations continued with gathering at the school also. Best Wishes also to  Ms. Kate McSweeney and Mr. Brendan Walsh who finished their term in Scoil Chorp Chríost recently. We want to thank them both for their commitment to pupils and for all the work that they have done in the school.

CONGRATULATIONS to Han Scanlon, nee Neligan of Direen, on her 100th Birthday, she has many connections in the parish. Congratulations also to 99-year-old Betty Moody who treated all her neighbours in Moyvane with a 99.

Congratulations also to Fr. Jack O’Donnell on his Golden Jubilee, ordained for the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota, USA on June 18th 1972 in All Hallows College, Dublin.

PADRE Pio & 1st Friday Mass at 6.45pm in Listowel.

DEATH of Damien Carmody, Leitrim Middle, Moyvane, on June 21st, 2022. Survived by his mother Amanda, father Colm and his wife Mary Jo, sisters Sarah, Anna, Mia and Emma, grandmother’s Phyllis O’Riordan and Beatrice Carmody, uncles, aunts, his dear friend Olivia, cousins, and extended family.  Funeral arriving to the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on Monday, with the Requiem Mass for Damien being celebrated at 12 noon, live-streamed on , followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Joe McElligott, Martin Kennelly, Kathleen Dillon, Mike O’Connor, John Joe Barrett, Dan O’Callaghan, Padraig Madden, Patrick Synan, Michael Murphy, Maryanne Nolan, Josie Liston, Catherine Carew.

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.25th June’22-Moyvane- Timothy & Julia O’Flaherty (Aniv.) Moher at 7.30pm

Sun.26th June’22- Knockanure- People of the Parish at  9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Jim Groarke RIP, The Village, & deceased members of the Groarke & McKenna Families at 11.00am

Mon.27th June’22- Moyvane Damian Carmody RIP, Funeral Mass, Celebrant: Fr. Lenihan at 12 Noon;

Tues.28th June’22- Moyvane-for  Maura O’Connor, Liam Lynch, and Joan Lynch RIP at 10.00am;

Weds.29th June’22 at Knockanure a Private Intention 10.00am; Thurs.30th June’22- Moyvane Private Intention 10.00am; Fri.1st July’22- Knockanure 1st Friday, Private Intention 10.00am; Sat.2nd July’22- Moyvane for Mary McElligott RIP, Month’s Mind & Husband Pat (Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.3rd July’22- Knockanure for Patrick, Mary, Mary Rose & Norah Kennelly at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Patrick Shanahan (2nd Aniv.) & Son John, deceased members of Shanahan & Egan families at 11.00am

PARISH: The weekly Contribution envelopes are now available at the Parish Office, for collection during the Office opening hours and are also being distributed to each area. 2nd Collection at all Masses next weekend 2nd & 3rd July’22 for Sick and Retired Priests.

Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. Moyvane after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Presbytery/Office: 068 49308.

ADORATION every Wednesday in Listowel straight after 10.30am. Mass until 1.00 p.m. New adores welcome from 12 noon to 1pm.  There will be a petition box half way up the church.

CEMETERY: Aghavallin Cemetery Mass will be celebrated on Friday 1st July at 7.00pm.

INNISFALLEN ISLAND Friday 8th July. Boats leaving Ross Castle from 4pm onwards. Mass on island at 6.30pm.

ACCIDENTS on Farm help line;

FEET: A chiropodist will attend the Marian Hall, Friday 1st July at 10 a.m. For an appointment contact Noreen 068-49238.

LOCAL Link; You can contact on 066 7147002 or [email protected]

Bus available from Moyvane and Knockanure to various destinations.

CAO applicants have a chance to register a change of course choices online by 5pm on Friday, July 1.

MTU in Kerry has announced details of its GoalMine entrepreneurial summer camps for young people aged between 8 and 12.

CLÁR funding of €223,022.87 available for four community first responder groups in Kerry.

NEW parking meters, twenty new machines with a cashless payment option, are being installed in Council-run car parks.

ST JOHN’S: On Tuesday 28th June @ 8pm we are heading OUTDOORS; Cormac Begley comes together with triple RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards winners Ye Vagabonds for a very special evening of music in Listowel. If you have any queries regarding the above or any other questions please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]  or our box office 068 22566

Ye Vagabonds & Cormac Begley perform ‘The Roving Journeyman’

RING of Kerry Cycle 170km long on July 2nd, many will cycle for charity on the day.

DAFFODIL DAY March 2022 Listowel, amount was €13,530 sincere thanks to all who contributed and to our local volunteers who made it possible.

CAREER: 16-24 and unsure of your next Career Path? Do you feel you have barriers to the career you pursue? Come talk to us in Listowel Family Resource Centre and we can help you on your path to a new you. Contact Darragh Cashman at 087 714 2664 or at [email protected]

MASS: Annual Mass at Rath Cemetery, Tralee will be celebrated on Wednesday July 13th at 7.30pm. This will be in place of the 6.10pm Mass in St. John’s Church that evening.

CAMP: Killarney Faith Summer Camp, 18th-22nd July. Ages 5-12. Activities include drama, art & craft, music, sport, prayer & games. €40 per child (siblings €25). Contact Sheila on 087-7796966.

GOLF TOURNAMENT: Adare two-day tournament will be on July 4 and 5.To book either the Adare Manor car park, or the free park & ride, please visit

GREEN WAY from the Kerry border to Listowel, will take a long time before it is opened, but a section of the Tralee-Fenit Greenway will be opened to the public.

RATHFREDAGH GARDEN FÊTE on Sunday July 3 at 12 noon.

KNOCK: A successful pilgrimage to Knock was recently made by a big contingent from the district, it was wonderful that people have the freedom to continue a tradition that is now going on for many years. Thanks to all the organiser’s, the day was a successful and pleasant. Shortage of priest was noticeable, as the attendance was large.

CHURCH: Having visited several local churches, I must admire the dedication of helpers, who decorate, for the numerous feasts and occasions.

JOBS: RelateCare is a healthcare communications consultancy and outsourcing organisation and they are employing 30 at offices located in the campus of the Munster Technological University, and a further 250 are promised in the future.

MUNSTER T. U. has secured €3 million in funding to provide over 1000 places for the Government’s Springboard+ and Human Capital Initiatives for the year 2022/2023.

CEO of St Gabriel’s, which provides services to about 1,000 children in limerick, is Treasa McAuliffe daughter of Garry McMahon.

TEA DANCE at the Plaza Hall, Listowel on Sunday 17th July at 3pm in aid of Ard Churam Fuchsia Centre for Dementia/Alzheimer.

CONCERT with Van Morrison at King Johns Castle on 29th June.

DEADLINE June 30th. The Arts Office is asking for anyone interested in organising an event for Culture Night Kerry to get in touch at [email protected]

ARTS: Ballybunion Arts Festival is now taking submissions for both of these competitions- The Shahidah Janjua Poetry Competition (English) and Chomórtas Filíochta ‘An Trá’ (Irish). Closing Date Friday 8th July 2022. More details (

BIKES: Greenway bike hire now available at Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale, details from 087 372 6914.

CUL CAMP at Athea from 11th – 15th July, catering for football and hurling. Booking visit,

TICKETS for the 2022 Rose Ball on sale now, it will take place on Friday, August 19.

SWIM: The Glin Estuary Swim: This year’s swim takes place on Saturday 23rd July.

LOURDES:  If you are interested in travelling to Lourdes this September 22-27 contact Fr. Tony in Abbeyfeale.

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

SISTERS historians and archivists gathered June 26-29 at the University of Notre Dame for four days of helping historians discover and preserve sisters’ records and make them part of the larger societal narrative.

RALLY FOR LIFE 2022 Ireland’s Annual March for Life Takes place in Dublin on July 2nd assembling at 1.30pm in Parnell Sq, Dublin. Bus from Kerry departing Tralee at 8.15am. To book ring 0876590551.

TRAVEL: Much talk about people choosing to buy fuel in the middle of the summer or buy food and reports from Dublin Airport that 50,000 per day leaving the country. No reporter profiles who are travelling, pity as they could provide jobs and support home industry by staying at home.

CENSUS: Irish population was 5.1 million on April 3, this year, a 7.6% increase on Census 2016.

MILK supply back this year for the first four months of the year, in comparison to last year, even though the price is higher this year.

TREE: Mayor of Limerick Cllr Daniel Butler has planted a tree in Glin Town Park in recognition of the

efforts of the community during COVID. Mayor Butler is a nephew of Denis Culhane, Killeaney, Glin.

RACING: The Corinthian Challenge is a series of three races, the first of which will be run on July 17th at The Curragh. The next two races are at Gowran Park and Leopardstown. The challenge is to raise money for the Injured Jockeys Fund.

WELL IN KENYA. The building of a well in West Kenyan village of Emoru is being organised by Dan Horan. The well which is estimated to cost in the region of €15,000 will provide hundreds of local people with a clean and safe source of water. Donations can be handed in to St. John’s Parish Office, Tralee.

MART; Ballana Mart had the first live online sale of a Friesian Store in EU to a local farmer in Sept.2014.

FOI legislation allows access by the general public to data held by public bodies. 35,673 requests of these kinds were made in  2021  Nationally, up from 31,591 in 2020.

PESTICIDES: In 2019, Ireland used 5.97kg of pesticides per hectare of cropland, compared to the EU average of 3.13kg/ha. (Did Regulations force many farmers to use pesticides and how much were used on lawns and by the County Council?)

ICMSA president, Pat McCormack said that he had found a “new awareness” amongst the politicians that it was not enough to introduce or consider curbs on farming without examining the impacts on food supply.

FIRST Telegram from Europe, was sent from Valentia to Newfoundland on 16 Aug. 1858

FLEADH; Munster Fleadh at NCW from 10th to 16th of July. Ballydonoghue have two music groups competing.

TREATY Exhibition at Istabraq Hall limerick till June 30th and it is free.

PRIORY INSTITUTE: Mysticism in an Age of Calamity: will hold online a two week summer school from 18-29th August and from 15th to 26th August. To register:

ARDFERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY will host its next free guided tour on Thursday 30 June at 8pm: A Guided Walk of Ardfert Village and all are welcome to attend.

INFORMATION KILLARNEY – sobota, godz. 18.30 – TRALEE – niedziela, godz. 12.00 (z wyjątkiem ostatniej niedzieli miesiąca) Więcej informacji o Liturgii w tygodniu oraz wokresie Bożego Narodzenia i Świąt Wielkanocnych, a także ewentualnych zmianach lub dodatkowych nabożeństwach znajdziesz na stronie. Facebook: Duszpasterstwo w Diecezji Kerry.

FEAST of Ss. Peter & Paul the Apostles is celebrated on Wed. 29th June.

SAINT Oliver Plunkett – Feast Day: 1st July, Saint Oliver Plunkett is believed to have been born on 1st November 1625 in Lough Crew, Co Meath. His family was from Irish nobility and supported King Charles 1 of England. He went to Rome to study for the priesthood at the Irish College and was ordained a priest there on 1st January 1654. He became a Professor of Theology in Rome from 1654 until 1669. He was appointed Archbishop of Armagh in 1669 and returned to Ireland the following year. He was forced to conduct a covert ministry during the suppression of priests at that time in the seventeenth century. He was arrested and tried at Dundalk in 1679 for conspiring against the state. It was seen that Oliver would never be convicted in Ireland so he was moved to Newgate Prison in London. Saint Oliver Plunkett was found guilty of high treason for “promoting the Catholic faith” and was condemned to a gruesome death. He was martyred on 1st July 1681 at Tyburn by hanging, disembowelling, quartering and beheading. He was the last Catholic to die for his faith at Tyburn and the first of the Irish martyrs to be beatified. His body was initially buried in two tin boxes next to five Jesuits who had died before him; his head is in St. Peter’s Church in Drogheda, Co Louth, most of his body is at Down Abbey, England and some relics are elsewhere in Ireland. His beatification took place on 23rd May 1920 and he was canonised on 12th October 1975.


JAMES JOYCE born 1882 is descended from stonemasons who came to Lixnaw in 1680, and the family moved to Fermoy in 1750.


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,  Ave  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 Ballittorig Causeway, North Kerry, collapsed and died in Castle street, Tralee. At Carmelite Church …

…cuse, U. S. A., was a native of Ballydonahue, North Kerry, where, prior to his departure for the States, Ave years …

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ROSARY: Global Rosary Relay day, 24 June 2022’. This year the relay began at dawn at the shrine of Our Lady of Magadan in Russia, as people pray for peace in the world. Many new prayer locations have been added to the vast number already in existence. A special feature this year at 6pm Rome time, when the Global Rosary Relay will be prayed for Pope Francis and his intentions.

Knock International Eucharistic Marian Shrine one of the important prayer location.


St. Columba’s 1,500-year-old legacy includes this new Scottish Catholic pilgrimage

St. Columba, also known as St. Colmcille, was born in Ireland on Dec. 7, 521. He studied at several monasteries and became a priest. He spent 15 years in Ulster traveling, preaching and founding monasteries. He left Ireland in 563. One account of his life says he left simply in order to preach the Word of God. Another account says he had become complicit in a war between feuding tribes and then repented of his sins, taking on foreign missionary work as a penance.

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REFUGEES: About 26.4 million people have fled their countries because of conflict, violence, persecution, or human rights violations.— 82.4 million — have been forcibly displaced from their homes, according to U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR). That number has doubled in the last decade. The previous spike in displacement occurred after World War II when 60 million people were left homeless.

An estimated 22.8 million Afghan people, more than half the country’s population, are facing potentially life-threatening levels of food insecurity and malnutrition this year.


GREEN; Minister Eamon Ryan says that phase two of the national offshore plan, which includes the coast of Kerry, will happen before 2027., saying it was time to move away from fossil fuels proposal at Tarbert-Ballylongford land bank.

The Kerry County Development Plan undermines its ability to contribute to national targets for renewable energy, according to the Office of the Planning Regulator.

Comment the local greenway may take another couple of years to fully open, not to mind offshore generation, which will begin with only cosmetic generation.


Hot-water bottles and sleeping bags: can I get away with barely using any energy?

Energy prices will more than double this year. Turning off lights not in use, and running the washing machine and dishwasher at lower temperatures and always full can help claw some of that cost back. Also, switching off devices from the plug: up to 16% of energy bills are from appliances left on standby. Whole meals can be concocted in the microwave, and it’s cheaper to cook with than the oven (frugal tip: if you are using the oven, cook as much as you can in it, and then let the heat out to warm your home). Kettles are generally more efficient than boiling by hob, especially if you don’t overfill them. Some extreme frugallers boil the kettle once a day, keeping the water hot with flasks. My goal? Soft boiling an egg in the kettle. The result? Success! Even though the price I pay is getting a mouthful of egg in my tea because an earlier attempt cracked. (It is, apparently, safe to drink your used egg water, but some frugallers suggest the best use is to water your plants instead.)


On June 19, 1865, nearly 20,000 troops led by Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas. Granger read from Order No. 3, which informed the people of Texas that the remaining 250,000 slaves were to be freed and could begin working for wages. These slaves were among the very last in the country to hear the news of their freedom, two years after President Abraham Lincoln read his Emancipation Proclamation. The news was met with celebration across the state.

From that day forth, the day and its yearly celebrations were remembered as Juneteenth, America’s other independence day.


NOVENA in Limerick




SWIM: circumnavigated the Big Apple in her Munster inspired red togs with FOLEY 8 on the back and an Irish flag on the front, one of a number of challenges Rosie and her sister Orla have completed in memory of their late and great brother Anthony Foley and to raise money for three charities.

She has previously swam solo across English Channel, 38km of Lough Derg, Straits of Gibraltar, around Cork City and across Galway and Tralee Bays to name a few of her previous exploits.


By Sheila Pires

Juba, 22 June, 2022 / 8:50 pm (ACI Africa).

On the occasion of World Refugee Day marked Monday, June 20, a former refugee who fled war-torn South Sudan, has highlighted the role of the Catholic Church in general and Catholic missionaries in particular in his life journey.

In an interview with ACI Africa, world renowned Pulmonologist and author Dr. Emmanuel Malish Taban said, “God somehow planted all the Catholic missionaries along my way to aid my journey to where I am today.”


The White House announced recently that the United States will recommit to an Obama-era initiative limiting the use of anti-personnel landmines (APL), which it said have a “disproportionate impact on civilians, including children, long after fighting has stopped.” The decision does not apply to the Korean Peninsula due to “unique circumstances,” but Bureau of Political-Military Affairs official Stanley Brown told reporters APLs haven’t been used by American forces in “any significant way” since the Gulf War.


TITANIC: Scholar Jess Bier examines what was done with those bodies and explains how their identification and treatment was wrapped up in their economic valuation. All the recovered dead were numbered for the records, but some counted a lot more than others. As she notes, “Decisions about which bodies to bury at sea were made largely according to the perceived economic class of the recovered victims, and those with third-class tickets were far more likely to be returned to the water.”

The Titanic’s microcosm of class distinctions are now infamous. “From the allegations that some steerage passengers were locked below decks, to the overwhelming better chances of survival for first-class passengers, such distinctions were assumed to be a natural part of society,” writes Bier. Class distinction also, it seems, extended beyond death. Bier contrasts the preservation and return of well-off victims with the rapid decomposition and burial at sea of the less well-off. Approximately one-third of the recovered bodies, some 114 of them, were returned to the very waters from which they’d been pulled.


Reflection; You can say so much with your hands,  To the sick it says – “Hold on, I am with you”.  To a close friend your handshake says – “it’s good to see you again” while to the stranger it says “Welcome, I am pleased to meet you..”  A hand can be a greeting or a wave of goodbye.  It can say thank you, good luck and deliver a whole host of other messages.  In truth, you can often say more with your hand than with any words.


I do my thing and you do your thing. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations and you are not in this world to live up to mine.  You are you and I am I. If by chance we find each other it will be beautiful.

REDUCING STRESS – Let other people do their own thing – you are not the General Manager of the Universe.

Patience is counting down without blast off.

Sympathy is never wasted except when you give too much to yourself.



This is a story about four people: Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody

would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry

about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do

it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that

Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done!


Why fear tomorrow, timid heart?

Why tread the future’s way?

We only need do our part,

Today, dear heart, today.

The past is written. Close the book on pages sad and grey;

Within the future do not look, but live today – today.

This one hour God has given us; Him we must now obey

and it will make our earth His heaven,

If we live and love Him today – today.





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Knockanure Notes-22/06/2022

By Jer Kennelly

MEMORIAL and Thanksgiving Mass for Fr. Kevin will take place on Sunday 26th June at 2pm at Moyvane Church, at the Doorway of Hope (weather permitting) in memory of the Covid Masses. After Mass a plaque will be unveiled in his honour. Everybody very welcome. Mass in thanksgiving for Fr. Kevin’s life will take place on Wednesday 29th June at 7.30pm in St. Agatha’s Church, Glenflesk.

BEST WISHES on her 102nd Birthday to Nora Lynch, (nee Flaherty) from Glasha, Athea, and born at Knockanure. Family and friends Celebrated the occasion at Athea on June 11.

GAA LOTTO Knockanure Results from Tuesday 14th June. Jackpot: €4,400. Numbers Drawn: 2, 26, 31, and 32. No winner. Lucky Dips went to: Dublin Joe, c/o Kevins Bar; Tara and Joe, Knocknasna; Ella and Ronan, The All Star Bar; Steve Smith, Ploughman Bar, and Callum Buckley, Templeathea. Next week’s draw is June 21st. Jackpot will be €4,500.

MASS: Months Mind for Nora Lane on Friday 24th at 7.30pm.

PADRE PIO Prayer Meeting Castleisland on Tuesday, June 21 at 7.30pm, will include the Final witness given by the late Fr. Pat Moore.

DEATH of Canon Moss O’Connell of the Diocese of Salford and formerly of Lisereen, Abbeydorney, in Manchester on 15th June 2022.

DEATH has taken place of Sr. Borgia Shanahan, late of Knockane, Listowel, Presentation in Milltown and Killarney on June 13th 2022. Predeceased by her sisters; Sr. Malachy (Presentation Sisters Rathmore), Teresa Moore (Dublin) & her brothers Joe & Jack Shanahan. Sadly missed by her Presentation Community, her nieces Helen Roche, Emer Kelly & Michelle Shanahan, nephews Gerard Moore, Brendan & Patrick Shanahan, relatives & many friends.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jim Groarke, Sean Casey, Joan McLoughlin, Anne Sheahan, Jim Cogan, Martin Whelan, Gerard O’Connor, Teresa Riordan, Maggie Kennelly, Tom Manaher, Denis Lane, Nora Buckley, Mary Martin, Tom Sheahan, Michael Scannell,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.18th June’22 Moyvane- Biker’s Mass, Fr. Sean Jones at 2pm and evening Mass for Jack Mulvihill (Aniv.) Woodgrove at 7.30pm; Sun.19th June’22- Knockanure for Denis & Nancy Flaherty (Aniv.) 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane Corpus Christi 11.00am; Mon.20th June’22 No Mass in Church; Tues.21st June’22- Moyvane a Private Intention 10.00am; Weds.22nd June’22 at Knockanure a Private Intention 10.00am; Thurs.23rd June’22- Moyvane a Private Intention 10.00am;

Fri.24th June’22- Knockanure Private Intention at 10am and evening mass for Nora Lane (nee Dillane) Month’s Mind, Fr. Tom McMahon at 7.30pm; Sat.25th June’22 Moyvane for Timothy & Julia O’Flaherty (Aniv.) Moher at 7.30pm, and Sun.26th June’22 at Knockanure for People of the Parish 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Jim Groarke RIP, The Village, & deceased members of the Groarke &

McKenna Families.

PARISH: The weekly Contribution envelopes are now available at the Parish Office, for collection during the Office opening hours and are also being distributed to each area. Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.

SINGING: On Wednesday June 22nd at 7:30pm the diocese will host a Zoom workshop entitled ‘Singing in Summer.’ Contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or via email on [email protected] to attend and the zoom link.

MIGRANTS: Applications for the new government undocumented scheme are open until 31 July. To check eligibility and get support to apply visit the Migrants Rights Centre Ireland website or email [email protected] or contact 083-0755387.

GRAVEYARD Mass; Lisselton will be held on Monday 20th June at 8 p.m;  Tuesday – June 21st – St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel at 8.00 p.m.; Wednesday, June 22nd – St. John Paul Cemetery at 8.00 p.m.; Thursday, June 23rd – Finuge Cemetery at 8.00 p.m. Gale Cemetery Thursday 23rd June at 8pm.

MASS: Blessed Well Mass in Asdee will be celebrated at the Blessed Well on Wednesday 22nd June at 7.30pm.

NOVENA to the Sacred Heart: From the 16th—24th of June.


Novena at Redemptorists in Limerick  runs to June 25th.

ST JOHN’S: Tue 21st, Concert with Camilla George Tour; Fri. 24th Concert with The Drew House Band; Tue. 28th Outdoor Concert with Cormac Begley & Ye Vagubonds, and on Fri. 30th Concert with Emer Dunne. More from 068 22566.

BOOK: St. John’s Youth Theatre/Fís na hÓige Productions have launched their first ever poetry book titled “Meraki”.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION 2022:  on Saturday, 18th June at 7.00 p.m. immediately after the Vigil Mass of the Feast of Corpus Christi. It will start from the church and go down the Square – up William Street – over Charles Street – down Courthouse Road.

NOVENA at Redemptorists          Limerick from June 17th to 25th.

LOUGH DERG opened until August 15.  All booking info, including organised parish groups available at,email [email protected] or telephone 0(0353) 71 9861518.  Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal, F94 N289

GARDEN FETE:   Rathfredagh Sunday, July 3.

FLEADH: Munster Fleadh in Newcastlewest on July 14th.

LARTIGUE MONORAIL:  The museum is located on the John B. Keane Road, Listowel and is now open from 1pm. to 4.30pm., daily.

GLIN Yacht Race Sunday 19th June start at 12 noon.

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.

OCEAN Day; Wednesday, June 8 was global celebration of World Ocean Day. More clean up events to take place throughout the month of June, see

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – On Saturday 18th June, Tarbert Historical Society will host Jerry O’ Connell whose talk is tilted “Tarbert – a snapshot of a place and time in the context of the 1911 Census.” The talk is in the Bridewell at 8pm and everybody welcome.

  1. ITA’S REMEMBRANCE – Unveiling of plaque to commemorate St. Ita’s School 1940-1973 will take place on 19th June at 2.15pm with a talk by Pádraig O’ Concubhair. A Memorial Mass will take place in St. Mary’s Church at 3pm. After Mass there will be a cupán tae in the Community Centre where past pupils can meet up.

JOBS: TLI Group design, construct and maintain critical utility infrastructure including electrical assets, substations and telecom networks. The company will create 80 extra jobs over the next six months. The company established in 2000 and is owned by Thomas Fitzmaurice, an Abbeydorney man.

SCIENCE: Dr John O’Donoghue, Listowel native is RSC Co-ordinator at Trinity College, Dublin, appointed the lead on a new project called Current Chemistry Investigators.

CE Scheme, jobs- please contact Jackie Kissane on 0863266991. No experience necessary as full training will be provided.

NEW Job; Prof Breda Smyth will replace Dr Tony Holohan who is due to resign on July 1st after 14 years in the role of chief medical officer . She is a native of  Straide and a member of  a famous Mayo musical family.

JOBS U.S: Over the past three months, employment rose by an average of 408,000 jobs per month.

VINTAGE Tractor Run Ballyduff on Sunday 26th.

POETRY: Pat Given, Listowel poet,  launched his latest anthology, A New Day, at Writers’ Week 2022.

CYCLE: 22nd annual Tour de Munster charity cycle. The Tour takes place from August 4th to August 7th.

BAF 2022, 21st to 24th July 2022. The festival hosts, poetry, music, theatre, workshops and much more. Please visit their new website for more information, .

ATHEA National School recently marked its 100th anniversary, with a Mass at the school, some light refreshments. A DJ provided entertainment and the Liam MacCarthy Cup was also in attendance.

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

GOAL: Aidan O’Mahony and Jimmy Deenihan are supporting an event on August 20 to support Irish humanitarian aid organisation, GOAL, and their Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

US Catholics gave $13 million to Peter’s Pence collection in 2021. US Catholics were the largest contributors to the annual collection.

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.

OIL: Blocked by protestors, Libya’s oil output has dropped by 1.1 million barrels per day from last year’s average of 1.2 million barrels per day.

POLISH families and women religious have opened their homes or assisted in some way the estimated 3.6 million Ukrainians who fled the war.

PRIORY INSTITUTE:  Two-week online Summer School, 18 -29the August and 15th – 26th August.   Find out more and register online

LATIN MASS will be offered on Sunday 26th June at 1:00pm at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass. V92 DX62, by Fr.Martin Hegarty CC. More info from [email protected]

TAIZÉ: 4 places remaining.  Depart Monday, 27th June – return Sunday, 3rd July.  Contact Tomás Kenny– 0863683778 or [email protected]

START IT UP:  Nick Cotter Jnr involved in junior entrepreneurs for a top prize of 40K.   episode of the competition will be aired on You Tube channel. The winner will be announced on Thursday, June 23. Check out the link on

GOLF; Adare two-day tournament will be on July 4 and 5.To book either the Adare Manor car park, or the free park & ride, please visit

MEN: International Men’s Health Week (MHW) began on Monday 13th June and ran until Sunday 19th June 2022 (Father’s Day).

LITERARY Festival in honour of Kate O’Brien in Limerick held on 18th and 19th June.

RALLY FOR LIFE 2022 Ireland’s Annual March for Life Takes place in Dublin on July 2nd assembling at 1.30pm in Parnell Sq, Dublin. Bus from Kerry departing Tralee at 8.15am. To book ring 0876590551.

PRAYING for families, The Church celebrates the World Meeting of Families in Rome this week. Love, compassion, and forgiveness are at the heart of family life. As we approach the feast of the Sacred Heart, you are invited to pray for all families.

Jesus, Lord and Saviour, you have shown us your love in your care for all, especially those in most need. We ask you to show this love for our family, those sick and well, at home and those away.

May we live in your heart, young and old in our family, As you make your home in the heart of each of us. Make strong our faith in you and in each other, Enliven our hope and make us joyful in love.

Protect us all and welcome home those of the family who have gone before us.

We pray this, in gratitude for our family life, And with the prayers of Mary, our Mother. Amen.- Fr Donal Neary.

CONGRATULATIONS to Fr. Jim Lenihan who  celebrated his Silver Jubilee (25th Anniversary) of his ordination to the priesthood. Fr. Jim has ministered in Listowel, Castletownbere, Ahillees and Eyeries, before joining the Killarney Parish in 2014. Fr Michael Noonan Parish Priest of Ardagh/Carrigkerry celebrated the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of his ordination with Mass  in St Molua’s Church Ardagh recently.

Recovery Haven Kerry (Cancer Support House) have an upcoming Gala concert at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on June 19th @ 7pm featuring a host of local talent. Tickets are available from Recovery Haven Kerrry Cancer Support House, Ballyroe Heights Hotel. For more information, please contact reception on 066 7192122.

SHEP Certificate in Personal Development in Tralee, Limerick City, Cork and online. More information on our website where you can apply and pay for the course online. If you have any questions please ring Dee on 085-8803602 or 087-7728089 or the Cork no. 0214666180.

PIETA House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm – Contact 066 7163660.

CLOSED: DUE to a rock fall on Sceilg Mhichíl, the Office of Public Works say that the site will be closed to visitors until further notice.

COST: EIGHT council officials and 19 public representatives claimed a total of more than €100,000 travelling overseas for St Patrick’s Day.

SHOW in Charleville 25th and 26th of June, celebrating 41 years.


God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree,

The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea,

The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night,

The wisdom of the ages, The power of eagle’s flight,

The joy of a morning in spring, The faith of a mustard seed,

The patience of eternity, The depth of a family need,

Then God combined these qualities, when there was nothing more to add,

He knew His masterpiece was complete, and so, He called it…….Dad.

COURT: New York’s top court has rejected an effort to free Happy the elephant from the Bronx Zoo, ruling in a 5-2 decision that she does not meet the definition of a “person” who is being illegally confined.

JOB 1919; Skibbereen Eagle More Situations Vacant: Barmaid, Man or Boy to Milk, Ploughman, A Good General Servant, £20 per year, Journey man Carpenter, A Good General Servant (No Washing).

Kerryman 1904-current, 04.01.1958, page 9

Off to Tasmania; Rev John Griffin P P of Devonport, Tasmania, left his native place Killarney after six months holiday, he resided with his mother and his sister Mrs Joseph Murphy and visited the parents of Irish Priests and Nuns working in Tasmania.

Death of Daniel Anglim Tarmons, priests at his funeral, Fr Supple, Tarbert, P.P., Rev J Galvin, C.C. Moyvane, Rev A Stack, Tarbert, Rev T Buckley Tarbert, Rev D Buckley Moyvane.

Moyvane Notes; Church building fund, proceeds for draw for car, £2,800, profit on sale of work and dances for that week £500; Carol singers £55.

BALLADS: Rhyming History: The War of Independence & the ballads of atrocity in The Valley of Knockanure

122 views  16 May 2021  “If a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of a nation”: Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1653-1716), Scottish patriot.

In this lecture poet and author Gabriel Fitzmaurice will draw together the threads of traditional lore and balladry with the steel-wire of factual evidence to explain the origins of the ballad ‘The Valley of Knockanure’ by the internationally acclaimed writer, Bryan MacMahon, who had been commissioned to do so in 1946 by Pádraig Ó Ceallacháin, a noteworthy activist in the cause for Irish Independence.

This is the fifth in a series of lectures organised by Kerry Writers’ Museum as part of it’s North Kerry War of Independence Centenary Commemoration Programme.  The lecture is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Art, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries Programme.

LOSS: Global companies have lost more than $59 billion from their Russian operations since the country invaded Ukraine, the Wall Street Journal reported.

USA: There have been 266 mass shootings just this year, according to the gun violence archive.


NIGERIA: “Terrorists are on free loose slaughtering, massacring, injuring, and installing terror in different parts of Nigeria since over eight years not because of any reasonable thing but because they are evil — period,” he commented.

The bishop, who has led the Diocese of Ondo since 2010, said that there was “a profound fear in every part of the country” due to widespread kidnappings, as well as attacks on churches, markets, and public transport.

He underlined that his flock understood the importance of protecting the environment, as set out in Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical Laudato si’.

“While we are still mourning our loved ones after the horrible attack, I wish to appeal to those who are trying to take advantage of this horrific event to project any form of ideological agenda, to desist from such opportunism,” he said.

“I implore everyone to pray for Nigeria and indeed for peace in the world.”

“The victims of terrorism and indeed all the people of Nigeria would be thankful if world leaders propose fruitful ideas to the government of Nigeria on how to protect the citizens and make Nigeria a safe place to live.”

“This would be a better way of honoring the victims of hate and putting an end to the incessant killings in Nigeria.”


EXHIBITION “Protest!”, presented at the Gallery of Photography Ireland, looks at the role of photography in documenting the various political and social movements that have taken place in Ireland from the late 1960s to the present day. The exhibition focuses on the many fights the photographers have immortalized, from civil rights to “The Troubles,” economic issues, women’s and LGBTQIA+ or travellers’ rights, international movements for change, including pacifist movements, Black Lives Matter or #MeToo.


OPERATIC Memorabilia Exhibition at Limerick Museum, continues till end of June.


Everywhere it’s tried, rent control harms the people it’s meant to help. Yet foolish politicians continue to implement it.

Rent control once destroyed much of my town, New York. Because landlords couldn’t make money, some set fire to their own buildings to collect insurance.

The late economist Walter Williams once told me, “Short of aerial bombardment, the best way to destroy a city is through rent controls.”


FOOD loss and waste is estimated to be roughly one third of the food intended for human consumption in the United States. When food is discarded, all inputs used in producing, processing, transporting, preparing, and storing discarded food are also wasted. Food loss and waste also exacerbates the climate change crisis with its significant greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint. Production, transportation, and handling of food generate significant Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions and when food ends up in landfills, it generates methane, an even more potent greenhouse gas.


Jackie Lambert suspects that her habit of showering only every three days is unusual. “But I’m unapologetic for it because I think it’s fine,” she laughs. After all, a daily shower is more about cultural expectations than hygiene.

To be fair, Lambert’s whole lifestyle is on the unusual side. After she and her husband were made redundant in their early 50s, they decided to rent out their house in the coastal town of Bournemouth, UK, and move into a caravan with their four dogs for much of the year. At the moment, they’re in a village in the Italian Alps.

Excessive Usage of Water

The fashion industry consumes one tenth of all of the water used industrially to run factories and clean products. To put this into perspective, it takes 10,000 liters of water  to produce one kilogram of cotton or approximately 3,000 liters of water for one cotton shirt. Furthermore, textile dyeing requires toxic chemicals that subsequently end up in our oceans. Approximately 20% of the wastewater worldwide is attributed to this process, which accumulates over time. As many  factories moved overseas as stated previously, they may be in countries without strict environmental regulations, resulting in untreated water to enter the oceans. Regrettably, the wastewater created is extremely toxic and in many cases, cannot be treated to become safe again.




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Knockanure Notes-15/06/2022

By Jer Kennelly

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. All are welcome to attend the occasion. (Maureen Sweeney, forecast an impending storm from Blacksod station in 1944 which changed the timing of the D-Day landings and ultimately secured victory for the Allies.)

BY: Aidan Lonergan- June 06, 2019

MAUREEN SWEENEY may look like your ordinary pensioner, but this retired Irish postmistress played an extraordinary role in the timing of the D-Day landings 75 years ago – saving the lives of thousands of Allied troops in the process.

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.

NOVENA: After two years preaching behind closed doors, we are delighted to be able to welcome people back to the novena again,” Fr Enright said. Limerick’s Novena @ the Redemptorists runs from June 17th to June 25th.Novena Celebrations each morning at 7.30am, 10am, 11.30am and each evening at 6pm, 7.30pm and 9pm.

PARISH Notice; 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. Say a Prayer and best of luck to all the exam students doing the Leaving cert and Junior Cert.  A 2nd collection at Mass’s Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th for Family Services & Accord. Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.

MIGRANTS: Are you living in Ireland undocumented? Do you know someone who may be an undocumented migrant? If so, please mention this to them. Undocumented people can apply for a legal status now. Applications for the new government undocumented scheme are open until 31 July. Don’t miss this life changing opportunity. To check your eligibility and get support to apply visit the Migrants Rights Centre Ireland website or email [email protected] or contact 083-0755387.

RECOVERY Haven Kerry (Cancer Support House) have an upcoming Gala concert at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on June 19th at 7pm featuring a host of local talent. Tickets are available from Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House, Ballyroe Heights Hotel and on Eventbrite. For more information, please contact reception on 066 7192122

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.

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

DEATH of Betty O’Connor (nee Scanlan), Shronebeirne, Kilmorna, Listowel, on Monday, June 6th 2022. Betty is predeceased by her husband Jimmy, baby daughter Carmel, sisters Mai, Sr. Eileen and Sr. Josie, brothers Fr. John and Patrick. Betty, is dearly missed by her, sons Thomas, John and Jim, daughters Mary Jo (Healy), Eileen (Kearney), Leisha (Ryan), and Trina (Traas), sons-in-law Nelius, Eddie, Charles and Con, daughter-in-law Noreen, Jim’s partner Ruth, sister-in-law Nora Scanlan, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, and her special friend Rose,

DEATH of Gerald (Ger) Kennelly, Ahalahana, Moyvane and late of Lacca, Lisselton on June 9th, 2022. Predeceased by his parents Joe and Mary B and his sister Marie. Sadly missed by children Paul and Fiona and their mother Mary, his brothers Francis, Sean, Tim, Tom and Mike, his sisters Bernadette and Nora, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, uncle Gerald, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Reposing at Lyons Funeral Home, Derry, Listowel, on Sunday from 4 p.m to 6 p.m. Requiem Mass for Gerald being celebrated at 12.30 p.m at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on Monday at 12.15 p.m.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Joan Kirby, Gerald Tierney, Jack Mulvihill, David Riordan, Joan Keane, Nancy Enright, Fr Bill Prendiville, Tommy O’Connor, John Joe Kearney, Bridget Buckley, Fr. William Stack, Jean Kennedy Smith, Sr. Aquilina Relihan, Laurene Kennelly, Mary Barry,

MASS INTENTIONS: 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 9.30amand mass Moyvane for The Most Holy Trinity at 11.00am; Mon.13th June’22- Requiem Mass for Gerald Kennelly is being celebrated at 12.30 p.m at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on Monday at 12.15 p.m.; Tues.14th June’22 – Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am;

Weds.15th June’22-Knockanure               a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.16th June’22- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.17th June’22 at Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am and funeral Mass in Moyvane Church for Maurice Kearney RIP, Kilbaha, at 12.30pm; Sat.18th June’22- Moyvane a Biker’s Mass, Fr. Sean Jones at 2pm, and Mass for Jack Mulvihill (Aniv.) Woodgrove at 7.30pm; Sun.19th June’22 – Knockanure for Denis & Nancy Flaherty (Aniv.) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Corpus Christi at 11.00am.

MEMORIAL MASS in thanksgiving for Fr. Kevin’s life will take place on Wednesday 29th June at 7.30pm in St. Agatha’s Church, Glenflesk. There will be refreshments afterwards in Glenflesk GAA Hall. All are welcome.

POPE Francis’ July Trip to Africa Postponed for Health Reasons

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.

FATHERS Day 19th June, Full Moon on the 14th. Sunday, 19th June 2022, is the Solemnity or Feast of Corpus Christi. It was first celebrated in 1264. It celebrates the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Eucharistic Processions have been taking place for centuries on this feast all over the world.

INTERNATIONAL Day of the African Child on June 16th.

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.


FLEADH Cheoil Chiarraí returnd to Tralee. All dancing competitions held on the June 11/12 at MTU and Dúchas Comhaltas Centre, Tralee. All other competitions will be held on June 18/19 at the same venues.

BEST WISHES to New Kerry Rose, freelance journalist Édaein O’Connell, from Glenderry, near Listowel, singer, she won two All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil titles, has many relations in the locality.

BOOK: I’m of Kerry, reminiscences of Johnnie Roche was launched recently.

GRAVEYARD Mass will take place at Lisselton cemetery Monday 20th June at 8pm, Gale Cemetery Thursday 23rd June at 8pm. Tuesday – June 21st – St. Michael’s Cemetery at 8.00 p.m.; Wednesday, June 22nd – St. John Paul at 8.00 p.m. and Thursday, June 23rd – Finuge Cemetery at 8.00 p.m.

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.


DRAW: Tickets for the Athea GAA Club Development Draw 2022, with the first draw to take place in late July. Tickets are priced at just €50 which covers entry into all 5 draws over 5 months with a total prize fund of €7,200.

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.

LISTOWEL LARTIGUE MONORAIL is now open from 1pm. to 4.30pm., daily.

KERRY HOSPICE If anybody would like to paint a Christmas Card Scene, you still have time to submit your ideas before the end of June.   For further information contact Ursula O’Connell on 087/7450126.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA – ROSARY Will take place on Monday 13th June, at 3pm. in the Square, Listowel.

RALLY FOR LIFE 2022 Ireland’s Annual March for Life Takes place in Dublin on July 2nd assembling at 1.30pm in Parnell Sq, Dublin. Bus from Kerry departing Tralee at 8.15am. To book ring 0876590551.

HYGIENIC: Kitchen sponges harbour more bacteria than kitchen brushes, which may be a more hygienic way to clean your dishes, according to researchers in Norway.

TARBERT ACTIVE 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.

MINISTRY: If you are interested in the above new voluntary ministry of co-ordinating, leading and supporting pastoral activities in the local area please come along to the Information Evening In St. John’s Parish Centre on Tuesday June 21st at 7.30pm. Information leaflets available in the church, or visit

ST JOHN’S: This initiative is supported by the Arts Council, St. John’s Theatre, and Kerry County Council. Fighting Words Kerry is looking for volunteer Creative Writing mentors to work with primary school pupils. There are a number of roles involved including storyteller, illustrator, typist and general helper! They’re currently running in-person workshops in Listowel and there are plans to start an outreach centre in Dingle. More details (

SHOW 25th and 26th of June, Charleville Show. Canon Donal O’Driscoll called a meeting of a small number of interested people in November 1978, and organised first show in 1979, the cost of running the show that year was €22,000 last year the show cost in excess of €250,000.

RESEARCH: S&E Summer Research Scholarship Programme – Apply now The 10th S&E Summer Research Scholarship Programme is designed with the sole purpose of supporting students to work over the summer months on a research project, or idea, that will lead to a strong future IRC PhD grant application ( The nominal duration of the scheme is 10 weeks over the summer months, and so students will earn €250 per week. Shorter durations are possible – typically 8 or 9 weeks, on a pro rata basis. Students need to have a QCA of 3.25 or higher in order to be eligible for the scheme.

GRANTS of €284,817 for 221 successful projects in Kerry under the 2021 Community Activities Fund, announced by Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities.

FESTIVAL: free, family-friendly festival in Milltown from July 28th to August 1st. This Féile na Lughnasadh festival of craic, ceoil and culture will feature a full program of events, which include Sharon Shannon.

IRISH: The Pop-up Gaeltacht  at Knocknagoshel (V92 WV70) on June 11th at the local community hall from 3pm to 5pm.

USA recent news; At least 13 mass shootings were reported in the U.S. last weekend, resulting in 17 deaths.

POETRY: Michael Hartnett Poetry Award Competition, submission Deadline June 17.

FLAT Racing Limerick Friday 17th June 2022.

CYCLE Race: An RáS Tailteann, to finish Castleisland on Thursday, June 16th at the former Browne’s Mineral Water plant on Limerick Road at approximately 2:30pm. Teams, USA, Scotland, Netherlands, England and the Isle of Man, and 22 county teams, will participate. An Rás Tailteann, began in 1953.

GOLF: Adare two-day tournament on July 4 and 5.To book either the Adare Manor car park, or the free park & ride, please visit

SWARD improvement; 2,600 applications have been approved by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) for the Multi Species Sward Measure and Red Clover Silage Measure.

SEC: 7,791 Leaving Certificate students are due to sit the written agriculture science exam according to the State Examinations Commission.

PLANNING: Carol Nolan TD recently welcomed the decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for the €40 million Banagher Chilling meat processing plant.

POETRY:  Delmore Schwartz- 1913 (New York) – 1966

Delmore Schwartz was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Jewish Romanian immigrants. Schwartz offered a number of explanations for what John Ashbery once characterized as his “artificially English-sounding name Delmore.” According to Schwartz’s biographer, James Atlas, “sometimes he would insist he had been named after a delicatessen across the street from the house where he was born, sometimes that his mother had been fond of an actor who was named Frank Delmore. In still other versions, the name was taken from a Tammany Hall club, a Pullman railroad car, or a Riverside Drive apartment house.



O divine Jesus who said “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened to you.  I kneel at your feet.  From whom shall I ask if not from you, whose heart is the source of all blessings. O Divine Jesus your Heart was moved by compassion for the men and women who came to you in need.  You healed the sick, you forgave sinners.  You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  O Divine Jesus your heart is still full of compassion for us today in our many needs.  Assured of your love we turn to you and ask …(mention your requests).  I admit I am most unworthy of your favour, Jesus, but this is not a reason for me to be discouraged.   You are the God of mercies, and you will not refuse a contrite heart.  Look with pity on me, I beg you so that your compassionate heart will find in my weakness a motive for granting my request.   May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be everywhere loved.  Our Lady of the Sacred Heart pray for us.   Amen.


WAR: The Tablet

On June 8, 1972, Nick Ut was a Vietnamese photographer covering a battle 25 miles northwest of Saigon when he saw an attack bomber drop napalm on the village of Trảng Bàng.

Ut’s photo of a 9-year-old girl with outstretched arms was carried by his employer, The Associated Press. Titled “The Terror of War,” it won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography


Trees like poplars can be used in what Kirkwood and Kennen call a “groundwater migration tree stand,” where the trees “modify the groundwater hydrology and keep contaminants from migrating.” These stands are commonly used for contaminants like trichloroethylene (TCE) and polychloroethlyene (PCE) that accompany military and industrial sites and are common dry-cleaning contaminants; petroleum at gas stations and refineries; and an overabundance of nutrients like nitrogen. They report poplar species including eastern cottonwood (P. deltoides) and trembling aspen (P. tremuloides) as notable remediative plants for their high biomass, fast growth, and—most importantly for capturing contaminants—deep tap roots and high evapotranspiration rates. With their groundwater-seeking roots, the trees can intercept contaminated water or be planted to draw groundwater away from a contaminant plume. High rates of evapotranspiration—the process by which water departs from the plant via the foliage—means the plant will move the water quickly, and hybrid poplars (along with fellow Salicaceae family member willows) are particularly adept at this.

TREES: Climate Action Plan for this country is to plant 8,000 hectare per year. Planting by farmers in 2021 was only 360 hectares.


POTATO: BY: Connell McHugh- May 30, 2022

THE 11th World Potato Congress has today officially begun at the RDS in Dublin, in what is the first time for Ireland to be hosting the event.

The theme of the Congress, ‘The Changing World of the Potato’, is underpinned by a four-day programme of high-profile speakers and topics covering key issues in the industry today including international trade, sustainability, food security, consumer trends, health and nutrition, innovation and development.

It will feature more than 60 speakers and is set to be attended by over 1,000 delegates from over 60 countries. (Perfectly good potato is used for animal feed, while more are being imported)



Crossing Atlantic 3,000 miles.

Two men from Ireland are planning to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. They’re starting in NewYork on the Hudson River and heading back home to Galway.

Before they embark on their journey, Damian Browne and Fergus Farrell joined Currents News to talk about their trek and why they’re raising money along the way.


By Susan M. Heathfield

Human Resource Development is the framework for helping employees develop their skills, knowledge, and abilities, which in turn improves an organization’s effectiveness.


COVID-19 ; The Novavax vaccine—already available in Australia, Canada, and elsewhere—is protein-based rather than made with the new gene-based mRNA technology driving other COVID-19 vaccines, so FDA officials hope hesitant Americans will be willing to get a dose.


Boston College – School of Theology and Ministry



Two cups of patience,

One heart full of love,

Two handfuls of generosity

A dash of laughter,

One handful of understanding.

Sprinkle generously with kindness,

Add plenty of faith and mix well.

Spread over a period of time.

Serve to everyone you meet.


Mayo’s D-Day heroine receives special US honour

(Maureen Flavin Sweeney was born at Knockanure and is now 99 years.)

Updated / Sunday, 20 Jun 2021

By Teresa Mannion- Regional Reporter

A 98-year-old woman living in Co Mayo, has been given a special US House of Representatives honour in Belmullet this evening, for the role she played in changing the course of world history with her weather reports.

Maureen Sweeney, who is originally from Co Kerry, forecast an impending storm from Blacksod station in 1944 which changed the timing of the D-Day landings and ultimately secured victory for the Allies.

the remote Blacksod lighthouse and coastguard station played a key role during World War II supplying Britain with weather reports.

Ted and Maureen Sweeney were amongst those taking readings on an hourly basis, which were being secretly phoned into London.

At 1pm on 3 June 1944, 21-year-old Maureen was first to forecast a severe Atlantic storm, which led to a change of plan in one of the world’s biggest military operations.

D-Day was postponed to 6 June and the rest is history

Maureen’s readings unwittingly gave the Allies two day advance warning of stormy conditions in western Europe, forcing General Dwight D Eisenhower to delay his meticulously planned invasion of Normandy.

Maureen’s son, Vincent, is the lighthouse keeper at Blacksod Point and he recalled how she used rudimentary instruments and equipment to record weather data.

This was one of her duties in the little post office in Blacksod, which he described as “being a world away from the bloodshed and tragedy of the war”.

Vincent said people in the area had no idea of the significance of the weather report and rather the part it was to play in the war.

Maureen Sweeney was honoured at Tí Aire nursing home in Belmullet.

A letter was read out from the World War II museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, as well as a personal note from US Congressman and retired 3-Star Admiral Jack Bergman (Michigan First District), who is the highest ranking veteran to ever serve in Congress.

The special recognition, which has been awarded since 1789, entitles Maureen to receive a proclamation noting her accomplishments, and will be placed in the US Library of Congress for perpetuity.

A special medal in recognition of Maureen’s ‘Laudable Actions’ was placed on her lapel and there was music and poetry performed for Mayo’s D-Day heroine.

Speaking in a recorded interview with her grandson Fergus Sweeney in 2014, Maureen said: “Eisenhower was making up his mind about whether to enter France or not. He was very divided but when he saw the report from Blacksod Point it confirmed he made the right decision.

Fergus Sweeney

“That report was sent from here on the 3rd June and the following morning there was a query at around 11 o’clock. And then was a second query. A lady with a distinct English accent requested me to ‘Please Check. Please Repeat!’ We began to look at the figures again. We checked and rechecked and the figures were the same both times so we were happy enough then”.

Maureen added with pride, “they relied on our weather forecast. It’s something you’ll remember for a lifetime.”

It was well over a decade before Maureen Sweeney and her family learned how that weather report helped turned the tide of World War II.



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