Knockanure Notes

Knockanure Notes-06/06/2023

By Jer Kennelly

PARISH: 2nd Collection this weekend 3rd & 4th June for Family Services & Accord. Fr. Wilhad Casmir Shayo would like to thank the people of the parish for the generosity and warm welcome he received last weekend.  So far €1,795 (subject to change) was collected for the Rosminian missions.

Mass on Friday 9th June 10.00am at Corpus Christi Church for grandparents. Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration: every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.

KNOCK: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place Weds 5th July from Knockanure, Moyvane, Tarbert. Contact Margaret 087-2976304.

MASS: Ballydonoghue’23 Cemetery Masses, Lisselton Monday June 12th and Gale Thursday June 15th.  Both at 8.00pm

CONGRATULATIONS to Maureen Sweeney nee Flavin celebrates her 100th Birthday on Sunday 4th June.  Maureens’ weather report was instrumental in the D day operation.  Children from both schools send their kind regards.

DEATH of Michael Carmody, Trieneragh, Duagh, on May 29th, 2023. Predeceased by his brother John and sister Mary. Survived by  his wife Margaret, sons Colm and Aengus, daughter-in-law Grace, granddaughters Lucy and Sarah, brother Dan, sisters Catherine, Nora and Margaret, brothers-in-law Mike, Bob, John and his wife Nora, sister-in-law Catherine, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces. Requiem Mass for Michael was celebrated at Duagh Church on 2nd of June 2023, he was laid to rest at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH of  Connie O Sullivan Snr, (Peace Commissioner) Lower Athea, Athea, on 29th May 2023.

Predeceased by his wife Margaret, brother Seán (New York) & his son-in-law Michael O’Connor.

Survived by his sons Seán, Connie & Patrick, daughters Margaret (Scanlon), Mary (O’Connor – Patrickswell) & Breda (Hayes), brother Patie, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brother-in-law Denis Casey (Chicago), nephew John O’Sullivan (New York), niece Mary Fava (New York). Following Requiem Mass on 2nd June at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea burial took place in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea.

DEATH of Pat Scanlon, Ballygrennan, Listowel and late of Moyvane, on May 29th, 2023, Predeceased by his son Padraig and brother Michael. Pat is survived by his wife Bridie, sisters Eileen and Joan, sisters-in-law Peggie and Marina, nephews Kevin and Gerard, nieces Sinéad and Deirdre. Requiem Mass for Pat was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, on 3rd of June 2023, followed by burial afterwards in St. John Paul II Cemetery.

DEATH of Vince Galvin, Clounmacon, Listowel on May 26th, 2023. Predeceased by his parents Mamie and Ned Joe. Vince is survived by his brother Joe, and cousins. Requiem Mass for Vince was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, on Wednesday, followed by burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Joan McCarthy, D.P. Woulfe, Betty O Connor, Ita Keane, Tony Foley, Gerard Kennelly, Jeffrey Bradshaw, Sr Helen Keane,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 3rd June’23- Moyvane- The Most Holy Trinity, for John Kearney & his Parents Dan & Bridie, Moyvane Village, (Aniv.’s) at 7.30pm; Sun.4th June’23 Knockanure for People of the Parish at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Michael Flaherty (Aniv.) at 11.00am; Tues.6th June’23 – Moyvane for Timothy & Julia O’Flaherty (Aniv.’s) Moher at 10.00am; Weds.7th June’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.8th June’23- Moyvane for Maura O’Connor (Aniv.) Aughrim at 10.00am

Fri. 9th June’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10am and mass at 7.30 pm, for Noreen Sheehy Recently Deceased; Sat.10th June’23- Moyvane feast of Corpus Christi for Gerald Kennelly (1st Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.11th June’23- Knockanure for Denis & Nancy Flaherty (Aniv.’s) Lissaniskea at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Jim Groarke (Aniv.) & deceased of Groarke & McKenna families at 11.00am.

We will continue to pray for students doing exams at this time including the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert students who will begin on Wednesday, 7 June 2023.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION: Listowel celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi weekend June 10th / 11th,  we invite you to join us for our Annual Corpus Christi Procession which will take place immediately after the Vigil Mass on Saturday night beginning at 7.00 p.m. It will begin at the Church with the Choir present in the Church.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA Statue: will be on Main Street, Killarney on Tuesday 13th June. Prayers including the Rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. everyone is most welcome to come.

GOLDEN Jubilee of Fr. Willie King, was celebrated in Abbeydorney Church last week.

FEAST: Saint Colmcille (Columba) – Feast Day: 9th June. Saint Colmcille also known as Saint

Columba was born in Garton, Co. Donegal, on 7th December 521.

WASTE: National Food Waste Recycling Week 2023 which runs from the June 5-11.

€180,000, by the government has been made available to a food waste reduction project.

FOOD prices have remained low for the past 40 years. A result of the cheap food policies of

the E.U.

GLORACH:  On Thursday, June 8th a night of bluegrass music with musicians Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman.  Two nights later, The Lost Souls returning to the stage on Saturday, June 10th, with the night being a fundraiser for St Ita’s Hall which will be undergoing extensive renovations.  Curtains up at 8 pm on both nights, and tickets can be booked at or at 0871383940

ST JOHNS: Wed 7th, Theatre- From a Low and Quiet Sea at 8pm; Fri 9th Theatre- Yes Reflections of Molly Bloom, at 8pm; Sat 10th at 10am, Children- Cruinniu Na Nog with little artists Listowel, and at 8pm Concert- Pauline Scanlon & Barry Kerr, details from 068 22566.

FLEADH: The Kerry County Fleadh will take place in the Tintáin Theatre, Ballybunion on June 10th and 11th and in St Joseph’s Secondary School on June 17th and 18th.

TINA TURNER: Rebecca O’Connor as Tina Turner — Simply The Best’ in the INEC in Killarney on Friday, June 9.

FATHERS Day June 18th. In 1972, Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s Day a federal holiday. Today, it is estimated that Americans spend more than $1 billion each year on Father’s Day gifts.

FAIR: The second Ballylongford Fair will be held over the weekend of 24-25 June, 2023 where Irish traditional trades and craftspeople will talk about and demonstrate their work.

TOURIST OFFICE Abbeyfeale:  Opened on Thursday, June 1 at the Work Hub building on Main St. at the old Provincial Bank. For more info email [email protected]

GLIN Knights Visitor Centre open daily 10am – 5pm.

TRIP:  a trip on the Princess Cruiser in Lough Corrib on Sunday, June 18.  We will be having a full Irish Breakfast in Ennis and returning in the evening for MAIN course dinner choice of three. Boarding the Princess at 2.30am.  Fitzpatrick’s bus will be picking up in Listowel at 8.30am, the Abbeyfeale bus stop across from the church at 8.45am, Newcastle West bus stop opposite Longcourt Hse Hotel 9am. For more information please contact Maureen Finnegan 087 9845102.

SISTERS of St Clare Order are leaving Kenmare after 160 years, among the sisters marking the occasion was local Sister Concepta Looney. Details of Order at

THANKS: Moyvane ICA would like to acknowledge and thank Sport Ireland and Age & Opportunity for grant funding of €300. This scheme is designed to increase participation in recreational sport and physical activity by older people.

THANKS; On Friday 26th May a special gathering took place in Newcastle West, to thank Sisters Marie Flynn and Rena O’Gorman for 14 years service to the Desmond Resource Complex in Newcastle West.

World Youth Day 2023, there are still three places remaining for the diocesan youth pilgrimage to YOUTH: World Youth Day 2023 to be held in Lisbon, Portugal.  We fly out from Dublin on July 31st and return on August 8th.  Pilgrims must be over 18 to travel.  The cost of the pilgrimage is €1,400.  Please contact Tomás Kenny on 086-3683778 or email tomask[email protected] for more information or application form.

HELP: Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tues. 13th June 7:15pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee Co. Kerry. Free event. 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. Online support group and further information by contacting us in [email protected]

CUL CAMP: It will take place from 10th – 14th July. Book now by visiting

GAA fixtures and results;

SIAMSA; Call 066 7123055 to book. The summer programme includes touring comedy, drama, music and children’s events. Visit for details.

DOLLY Day, in Listowel on June 24 in the Frank Sheehy Park in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation and Comfort for Chemo Kerry.

TINTEAN Ballybunion; In the first of two summer concerts at Tintean Radio Kerry Events presents Timeless and Irish on Wednesday June 14th.  Radio Kerry’s Billy Donegan brings his Sunday Music show to the stage with special guests Sean Keane, Elle Marie O Dwyer, Crystal Swing, Bryan Murphy, Shaun O Dowd, Trudi Lalor, Spalpin and Pat McKenna.  Music as ever by The Ryan Turner Band.; Saturday 17 June 2023- Taobh na Mara comprises of Conor Arkins, Sarah O’Gorman and Seamus O’Gorman on fiddles; Claire Fennell and Liam Walsh on Flutes; Rebecca Saich on concertina; Joseph Mannion on button accordion; Seán Kelliher on banjo; Danny Collins Céilí Drums and Hannah Collins on piano. Tourist Office: 068 25555. Email: [email protected]

WRITERS: This year marks the 25th anniversary of the passing of writer Bryan MacMahon.  Born in Listowel in 1909, MacMahon was a folklorist, short story writer, poet, playwright and producer of plays, novelist, lecturer and ballad-maker. More at

TG4; Wild Atlantic Way: A Musical Journey’ is a four-part TV series featuring an eclectic mix of Irish musical artists from various genres, filmed in the Royal Theatre Castlebar. The series takes viewers on a musical tour of the scenic west coast of Ireland, showcasing the vibrant music scene along the Wild Atlantic Way. From traditional Irish music to contemporary rock, each episode presents a different county in the region, showcasing the rich musical culture and heritage of its coastline on June 11th 2023.

LOUGH DERG, Sanctuary of Saint Patrick, Pettigo, County Donegal, open until Monday 15th of August (last day to begin Sunday 13th of August) Three Day Pilgrimages, One Day Retreat, Residential Retreat, Lakeshore Pilgrimage and Quiet Day, For further information, please email [email protected] or contact +353(0)719861518

SCEILG MHICHÍL:   has opened to visitors.  Email [email protected] for information on trips.

JOB: Head of Direct Payments, Salary Range: Not Disclosed. In 2022, the Department of Agriculture was responsible for a gross budget of some €3 billion of national and EU funds.  The area of Direct Payments under the remit of this role is expected to disburse an amount of €1.5 bn in Direct Payments to the Farming Sector in 2023.

MILK: Fonterra has again cut its forecast farmgate milk price for the current season.

FUNDS: University Hospital Kerry will receive over €8.5 million this year for a number of projects.

MENTAL Health Association of Kerry wants applications from community or not-for-profit organisations in the county to compile a schedule of mental health first aid courses during the second half of the year, contact [email protected] or phone 083 2032742.

NETWORK Ireland are to establish a Kerry Branch as they celebrate their 40th year. Official launch event at The Rose Hotel, Tralee on June 7 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm,  pre-register at

KERRY Lost to Cork, in the TG4 Munster Senior Championship Final played on 28 May 2023 in Mallow- Cork 5-14 and Kerry 2-17. : Team, C Butler; E Lynch, K Cronin, A Dillane; A O’Connell, E Costello, C Murphy; L Scanlon, C Lynch; N Carmody, N Ní Chonchúir, A Galvin; H O’Donoghue, D O’Leary, L Ní Mhuircheartaigh. Subs: L Galvin for A Dillane (20), A Harrington for N Carmody (48), S O’Shea for N Ní Mhuircheartaigh (54), N Broderick for A O’Connell (57). Referee: Shane Curley (Galway).

BLUE FLAG Beaches 2023, Kerry has 15 of them, the highest number for any County in Ireland.

CULTURE Night , deadline for application 20th of June.

MEDAL: Billy Alexander of Kells Bay Gardens in Cahersiveen has won a gold medal at this year’s Bloom festival in Dublin.

FESTIVAL in Tralee; Tralee Municipal District are fully supportive of the continuation of the street events in the Town Centre and will be working with the local business community and organisations.

40 YEARS celebration takes place over the June Bank Holiday weekend of the oldest independent lifeboat station in Kerry, Banna Rescue.

HELP in identifying people photographed by German photographer, Ulrich Ahrensmeier from Garbsen in Lower Saxony who visited Kerry from the 1970s and up to the 1990s, taking photos of locals. Anyone with any information on those photo, email address, to [email protected] marking the subject line ‘Ulrich’, or contact the offices of The Kerryman at 9/10 Denny Street, Tralee.

GAS generated 47% of Ireland’s electricity in April, Wind energy was responsible for 37% of the country’s electricity in April.

TREES: 2,000 native Irish Scots Pine trees have been planted at Glenveagh National Park, in Donegal, the pine seeds were collected in the Burren National Park.

MIGRATION: researching the lives of foreign nationals in a government archive

By Lisa Berry-Waite- On 5 August 1914, only a day after Britain declared war on Germany, the 1914 Aliens Restriction Act was passed and non-British citizens were required to register at their local police station.

KERRY: Killarney Echo and South Kerry Chronicle 1899-1920, Saturday, 05 July, 1913; Page: 3



New Song on the victory of the Kerry Team at Jones’s Road on Sunday. June 29th, 1913.

Lift high your heads to-day, boys,

Let ” Up Kerry!” be the cry;

Strike up the drums, light up the fires,

And lift your banners high;

For the boys are coming home to-night

Our dashing, brave Fifteen—

Bringing fresh laurels to “The Kingdom,”

The boys of the Gold and Green.


Now, Louth, where’s all your boasting?

Your “wee county” is down and out,

But whilst our boys we’re toasting

We’ll drink one to little Louth;

For tho’ they’re vanquished foemen

They are Irish brave and bold,

And some day they’ll strike for their native land

With the boys of the Green and Gold.


A health to Mullins and Jack Lawlor

Maurice McCarthy and Tom Rice,

Tom Costelloe and Con Clifford,

And Pat Shea, who’d jump the skies;

Captain Dick and Skinner,

  1. Doyle, and P. Breen,
  2. Healy and Connie Murphy—

True men of the Gold and Green.


Drink up to young Moriarty,

From North Kerry’s capital town;

And the health of P. Kenneally,

A Ranger from the Laune;

A cheer for Jerry Collins,

Who coached our brave Fifteen,

And the trainer, Billy Connor,

Who deserves well of the Gold and Green.


God bless you all, brave Kerrymen,

God strengthen your iron backs,

May your sons and their descendants

Follow in your tracks

And fill historic Kerry

With a race like you have been;

Let your war cry be “Up Kerry!”

And success to the Gold and Green.


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Ten tips on waste

  1. Attire: Wedding attire, particularly for brides, can be worn only once and then discarded or kept in storage indefinitely, leading to unnecessary waste.


Laundry detergents, generally ignored in the water pollution discussion, add yet another dimension: 16% of the Danube’s phosphate loads stem from detergents, causing the EU to take first legislative steps for a total ban on phosphates in detergents.

The fashion week tents have been packed up and the models sent home until the next collection debuts, but one deeply entrenched industry trend shows no sign of stopping: Fast fashion, which has become one of the biggest sources of pollution in the world.  According to a recent report, the textile industry emits more greenhouse gas emissions than international shipping and aviation combined. And the amount of waste the industry generates, as well as how much water and resources it uses, is increasing.


CENSUS: It is the first time in 171 years that Ireland’s population exceeded the five million threshold. There were 5,149,139 people in the State on Sunday, April 3rd, 2022, an 8 per cent increase since April 2016.

Comment, thousands of Irish abroad the government watched them go and are now replacing them with people from other countries. In the long term, it will reduce the Catholic ethos of Ireland.




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Knockanure Notes-30/05/2023

By Jer Kennelly

RAMBLING HOUSE:  Every 1st Thursday in the Community Centre in Knockanure.

PRAYER MEETING:  Janice Carrig holds a prayer meeting in the Desmond Complex NCW on the last Sunday of the month.

KNOCK: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Weds 5th July from Knockanure, Moyvane, Tarbert. Contact Margaret 087-2976304.

PARISH: 2nd Collection weekend 3rd & 4th June for Family Services & Accord. Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration: every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.

Weekend May 27th & 28th Fr. Wilhad (Rosminlan Priest from Tanzania & Kenya) will do a Mission Awareness Appeal at Masses. Bishop Ray has given permission. Welcome Fr. Willy.

From June 2nd to June 28th inclusive, Fr. Brendan plans to be away, Fr. Liam O’Connell will be here.  He was here last year. Welcome Fr. Liam!

Sunday Mass obligation, during Covid this was suspended but it has been reinstated since Easter.  It means that all of us in good health are expected to come to Church at the weekend.

A Day of Prayer for the Synod of Bishops (October), on the Feast of the Visitation, (May 31st) Pope Francis has requested prayer.  At Knock Shrine there will be 11am Prayer Service, 12 Noon Mass, 7pm Rosary & Mass, see  Otherwise, let’s all keep the Pope’s request in mind on that day.

GAA Knockanure Lotto results for 23 May 2023. Jackpot- E2,800. Numbers drawn were 3,5,19, and 24. No winner. Lucky Dips for E25 went to Margaret Dowling, O Brien’s Bar; Bridget Flaherty, Knocknasna; Sairse, Fiadh, and Allanah Barry, NCW; Philomena Molyneaux, Knockanure, and Donnachadh Woods, Knockanure. Next Draw Tuesday May 30th and Jackpot will be E2,900.

BBQ: Christy’s Listowel in aid of Kerry Parents and Friends Centre Listowel on 4th June from 6pm.

WRITERS’ Week, Begins Wednesday 31 May 2023. More at

BOOK: Martin Moore ‘A Kerry Odyssey’, the story of Listowel-born John Moore, who soldiered in the Boer War and later in the Great War (1914-1918). He was one of nearly 300 Kerrymen who served with the ANZACS (Australian/New Zealand forces) at Gallipoli, The Somme and Messines.

His war exploits are included in at least ten books in New Zealand. ‘A Kerry Odyssey’ will be launched at Listowel Writers Week, Friday, June 2, 2023.

ROSARY at 8pm in Knockanure during May on Tuesday and Thursday evening; at Moyvane Grotto every Tues. 7pm ;  at 7pm at O’Connell’s Ave Grotto every Sunday at 6pm.; Finuge Grotto every Monday at 8.00 p.m. and Killocrim Grotto every Friday at 8.00 p.m.  Rosary every evening from Monday to Friday during the month of May at 7.30pm at the Marian Shrine in the Square, Tarbert. All are welcome.

MASS: Ballybunion St. Johns, cemetery, on Friday 9th June at 7pm.  Ballydonoghue’23 Cemetery Masses, Lisselton Monday June 12th and Gale Thursday June 15th.  Both at 8.00pm. St. Michael’s, Tuesday, 20th June, St. John Paul II, Wednesday June 21st, Finuge Cemetery, Thursday 22nd June.

Listowel Fri 2nd -St. Padre Pio & 1st Friday evening mass at 6.45pm.

LATIN MASS will be offered Sunday, May 28th, at 12.00 noon at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, by Fr.Bernard Healy. More information from [email protected]


DEATH of Eileen Scanlon (née Keane), Leitrim West, Moyvane and late of Knockbrack, Knocknagoshel, on May 18th, 2023,. Eileen will be missed by her husband Timmy, daughter Josephine, sons John and Denny, daughters-in-law Caroline and Annmarie, son-in-law Johnny, grandchildren Timmy, Natasha, Sean, Ava, Darragh and Aoife, brother Denny, sisters Betty and Mary, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and  nieces. Mass for Eileen Scanlon was celebrated at The Church of The Assumption, Moyvane, on Wednesday, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH of Maureen Cregan (nee Hanrahan) Tieraclea, Tarbert and formerly of Aughrim, Moyvane, on May 20th 2023. Maureen, wife of the late Brendan Cregan. Survived by family John, Mary, Anne, Seamus, Denis, Thomas and Tina, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Maureen was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert, on May 25th, Interment in the adjoining Chapel Yard.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary O Donoghue, Esther Byrne, Pat Joe McEnery, Willie Pearse, Jack Higgins, Sr. Alexis Fitzgerald, James Duggan, Catherine Forde, Daniel F Kennelly, Anne Dillon, Denis Collins,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 27th May’23- Moyvane- William Hudson, Recently Deceased at 12Noon; Pentecost Sunday, Cornelius O’Carroll, Recently Deceased, Manchester & New Houses Moyvane and at 7.30pm; Sun.28th May’23- Knockanure- 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane at 11.00am; Tues.30th May’23 – Moyvane a Remembrance Mass for Bridie C. Shine and Fr. John Shine, The Village at 10.00am; Weds.31st May’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.1st June’23- Moyvane for Tom & Peg Brouder, Kilbaha, and Brid Brouder (Aniv.’s) at 10.00am; Fri.2nd June’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.3rd June’23- Moyvane- Pentecost Sunday for John Kearney & his Parents Dan & Bridie, The Village, (Aniv.’s) at 7.30pm; Sun.4th June’23- Knockanure- The Most Holy Trinity at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Michael Flaherty (Aniv.) at 11.00am.

EXAMINATION: In preparation for the State Exams which begin on Wednesday June 7th we invite our Examination Candidates to join us at the Vigil Mass in Listowel on Saturday night, June 3rd at the 6.15 p.m.

WRITERS’ Week, Listowel. Begins this year Wednesday 31 May 2023. Kay Caball will tell the story of the Fitzmaurice Family on Jimmy Deenihan’s walking tour at Listowel Writers Week on Friday June 2 starting from Kerry Writers’ Museum at 10.00 a.m.

RACING: Listowel from Saturday June 3 to Monday June 5 over the June Bank Holiday weekend.

LAUNCH of Listowel Kayaking Club took place on May 14 2023.

FULL MOON on June 4th.White thorn, buttercups, Rhododendron are all in bloom.

GLORACH: The Cremation of Sam McGee” and “The Shooting of Dan McGrew”.  The rhyming couplets off the page will be brought to life on stage by Mike O’Mahoney, who brings his one man show Robert Service; Bard of the Yukon to the Glórach on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th May.  Tickets can be booked at or at 0871383940.”  Don’t forget  Bingo every Monday at 8pm and upcoming events – A night of bluegrass music on Sat 10th of June a fundraiser for St. Ita’s Hall with the Lost Souls.

LEAVING Certificate 2023 written exam will start on Wednesday, 7 June 2023 and finish on Tuesday, 27 June 2023. The results of the  Leaving Certificate 2023, are expected on Friday, 25 August 2023.

GAA: Donie Buckley- He worked under three different Mayo managers – James Horan, the joint Noel Connelly and Pat Holmes pairing, and Stephen Rochford. Buckley was the constant throughout that high-performing era, staying on-board as the ship’s chief engineer despite various captains in the wheelhouse.

MATCH: Coiste Na nOg U13 County League- Moyvane 0-12- St Michaels/Foilmore/Skellig  1-07.

FLEADH: The Kerry County Fleadh will take place in the Tintáin Theatre, Ballybunion on June 10th and 11th and in St Joseph’s Secondary School on June 17th and 18th.

The County Limerick Fleadh Cheoil held in Kilfinane over the June Bank Holiday weekend.

The Fleadh Nua in Ennis town over the June Bank Holiday weekend.

TINA TURNER: Siamsa Tíre will host ‘Rebecca O’Connor as Tina Turner — Simply The Best’ on Sunday, June 4, while she’ll be in the INEC in Killarney on Friday, June 9.

LISTOWEL HOSPICE The total amount raised for the Listowel Hospice Kay Hanley Memorial Good Friday Walk was €6,940. Sincere thanks to all that attended and to everyone that donated in person, online and to those who sponsored people. Thank you to Eilish Stack for her delicious homemade treats, Garvey’s Supervalu Listowel, Charlie Cantillon and to our wonderful volunteers.

JOB as Diocesan Advisor for Primary Religious Education, the Diocese of Kerry invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of Diocesan Advisor for Primary Religious Education. Closing Date Fri. June 16th’23.  More details on

JOB: Teagasc are now hiring for two Dairy Advisor posts in the Kerry/Limerick Region.

Vacancy 1: Business & Technology Dairy Advisor for the Teagasc, the indicative duration of which is 31 months, subject to contract. Location is Teagasc, Gortboy, Kilmallock, Co Limerick, V35 X012

Vacancy 2: Dairy Advisor for the Kerry Agri-business Joint Programme, the indicative duration of which is 8 months (with possible extension), subject to contract. Location is Teagasc, Clieveragh, Listowel, Co Kerry, V31 N971.

BISS scheme applications, close Monday May 29.

LYME disease is a bacterial infection transmitted to humans by the bite of a tick. We call the tick a ‘sceartáin’.They can be picked up when you allow bare skin come in contact with grass, especially where deer are grazing.

TARGET of 25% agricultural land under organic management by 2030, rich countries will deny the poor states of food, during famines or crop failures.

OLED’s: (organic light-emitting diode), there are only three sites in the world making then at present – Ohio,  Pennsylvania, and Shannon.

WHEEL Chair Association in Listowel provides services four days a week to 20 members from the town and surrounds. They now have a new garden space at their HQ in Listowel, thanks to sponsorship of Chadwicks Group.

BOOK: Still Alice- By Lisa Genova. A New York Times bestseller with over 157,000 five-star ratings on Goodreads: When 50-year-old Alice is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, the distinguished professor’s world is irrevocably changed; Bluestockings, By Jane Robinson, In 1869, five women enrolled at a university for the first time in British history — paving the way for a decades-long battle for equality in education.

GARDAI National Community Engagement Week. Ran for five days from Monday, May 22 to Friday, May 26.

GARDEN: I once fought against the dandelions, nettles and docks that infiltrated my garden. But now I know they are essential, I’m glad I lost the battle.


2023 Pulitzer Prize in International reporting was Awarded to Malachy Browne of Broadford and NY recently in the New York Times offices. His father is from Listowel.

ARTS Office in Kerry is asking for anyone interested in organising an event for Culture Night Kerry to get in touch at [email protected] closing date for application is 5pm Tuesday, June 20. Further information about Culture Night is available at

Arts Council funding details here- More details (

Arts Festivals in Kerry who are applying for the Capacity Building Support Scheme with the Arts Council are asked to contact us for further details of additional €1000 funding, subject to budget, from Kerry County Council for successful applicants Capacity Building (

Applications are now open for Young Irish Film Makers’ 10-day summer residential programme for aspiring young filmmakers & animators starting in August More details (


Music; O’Keeffe monument in Scartaglen May 2023

C.D. with some lovely songs, including Fr. Tony Mullins, the proceeds of which will go to The Friends of St. Ita’s

RACE Meeting at Listowel  from 3rd to 5th of June, at Castleisland on June 11th.

CRIUNNIÚ na nÓg 2023 — free and creative activities for thousands of young people —Taking place on Saturday, June 10, there’s loads of events.


SIAMSA Tíre launched its summer season of events with the opening of ‘Anam’ by the National Folk Theatre of Ireland. Bringing together world-class step dancers from the US, Canada and Ireland this is an exhilarating fusion of dance combined with live music and song. To say thank you to residents of Kerry, we are offering a special local rate of €15 (70% discount) to attend a Siamsa production this summer – Anam or An Gaoth Aniar. Call 066 7123055 to book (up to 8 per booking). The summer programme also includes touring comedy, drama, music and children’s events. Visit for details.


AFRICA Day; Sunday 28th May, with a big day of celebration in Tralee Town Park. Groups are organising an African party for the entire county of Kerry.

GOOD NEWS: 9.5 million Malawians are no longer at risk of losing their sight to trachoma, thanks to their government action and help from Sightsavers, the elimination Programme began in 2014. Sightsavers opened its doors in 2003.

RALLY: All Ireland Rosary Rally in Knock Sat. June 3rd 1pm, Holy Mass, Rosary, Stations of the Cross, a talk by Bishop Oliver Doeme. Main Celebrant Archbishop Eamon Martin. Bus from Kerry, ring Eilís 087-6341538. See for more details & livestream.

DOLLY DAY on Sat 24 June at 4pm in Listowel.

BALLYBUNION, no public EV charging point at the popular tourist town.

YOUTH DAY: The stamp was intended to sell for 3.10 euros, about $3.30, the Associated Press reported. The Vatican’s numismatic and philatelic office is a major source of income for Vatican City through its sales of coins, stamps, and medallions.

A new stamp design is being prepared to commemorate the upcoming World Youth Day.

World Youth Day 2023 will take place in Lisbon Aug. 1–6. The international Catholic gathering is usually held every three years. It draws hundreds of thousands of attendees, including the pope.

LOURDES: Youth Pilgrimage 2023 22nd – 27th June. For details contact Karen at 061-350000 or email at [email protected]

ACCORD: If you have a positive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic Church. If you have the enthusiasm to be part of the ACCORD team in supporting couples who are preparing for the sacrament of Marriage. Join ACCORD and train as a Marriage Preparation Programme Facilitator.

Please contact Aisling on 01 5053112 or email: [email protected]


TILLAGE: Minister McConalogue also stressed to Deputy Healy-Rae that in the government’s Food Vision 2030 Strategy and Climate Action Plan a target has been set to grow the area under crops to 400,000ha by 2030. He said that under the government’s Tillage Incentive Scheme established last year the total area under tillage grew by between 6% and 7% and that the budget for the Protein Aid crop scheme had more than doubled to €7 million.

BIODIVERSITY: The government has been urged to ensure that the recommendations in the final report of the Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity Loss are “fast tracked for action”.

The report including almost 160 recommendations, of which 17 are specific to agriculture



FAMINE: Return of Revd. John Long, P.P. of Moyvane

Number of deaths from 1st October 1846 to 1st April 1847? – 180, exclusive of children, of whose deaths there was no return kept, but I would venture to say there could not be less than 40.

Number of same known to be caused by famine? – 106 adults, besides children, and I would say from their tender age that a higher proportion of them, died by famine.

More here Black -47

Index; Kerry (County)- Ardfert and Kilmoyley 202- Ballybunion 207- Ballylongford and Tarbert 204- Castlemaine 208- Moyvane 210



Mc vs Mac origin, is Mac Scottish or Irish?


Myths abound and none are true, including this one: “Mc represents Irish heritage and Mac is the reserve of the Scots”.  In fact, Mac belongs to both. (Did you know that the largest wave of Scots migration to Ulster actually took place in the 1690s, and was fuelled by severe famine conditions in Scotland?) The word Mac in the Gaelic tradition of both Scotland and Ireland means “son of” e.g. Mac Colaim = son of Callum / Colm = McCallum. Some Mac names were Anglicized to recognise this tradition, e.g.  Mac Séamais = the son of Séamas / Shamus/ James = Jameson.  And others lost their Mac altogether due to phonetics e.g. Mac Aodha = son of Hugh = Magee / Mackey and so on. The use of Mc and Mac prefixes was simply down to early inconsistencies in record-keeping.


In Ireland, any given ‘Mack’ may have been recorded as Mac, Mc, M’ and even Mag depending on the transcriber. This scenario was particularly true for 18th-century records, like the Elphin Census of 1749. Search The Flaxgrowers List of 1796 for “McDermott” and you will see no results. However, a partial surname search for “Dermot” will reveal that in 1796 “Mac Diarmata” was recorded under “M’Dermott / M’Dermot” (see also M’Dermottrow for MacDermot Roe). The key takeaway is that Mc and Mac names typically contain a second capital letter (so its always worth searching with and without the prefix).


Irish grammar is tricky, and that’s why it can help to explore “Mag” as a grammatical “Mac”.  See what happens when you search for Maguire under “Guire” in 1796″ here. The key takeaway for the Mag group of “G” names such as Magarry, Magee, Magill, Magowan, Maguire, is to embrace the possibility of a Mac or Mag prefix (see below for our guide to Irish surname spelling alternatives).



The Catholic union of Ballylongford and Tarbert was located on the south-west coast, in north Kerry, in the barony of Iraghticonnor.  Ballylongford Catholic parish was coextensive with Aghavallen Civil Parish and Tarbert Catholic Parish with Kilnaughtin civil parish.


‘The 1831 census reported parish populations of 5,698 (Ballylongford/Aghavallen) and 4,371 (Tarbert/Kilaughtin) respectively.   In 1841 41 per cent of the housing was classified as fourth class and the female illiteracy rate was 74 per cent. The population of the Union was overwhelmingly Catholic.  The Public Instruction Commissioners identified 93 per cent of the 1831 population as Catholic but the Protestant numbers were artificially boosted by the presence of military fortifications, a customs office and a lighthouse on Tarbert Island.


McCarthy’s 780 deaths in the six-month period during the Famine amount to a yearly total of nearly 1,400. By this time the parish’s population had dropped to perhaps about 10,500, which implies a catastrophic mortality rate of about 130 per 1,000 people.’

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Dan Keane tribute


Fr Patrick Peyton – Sorrowful Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary



TALK: Event by Kilrush and District Historical Society and Paddy Waldron at Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush, County Clare- Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook

Rene Franklin is the Archivist with Clare County Council, a position which she has held since 2007. She graduated from UCD with an HDip in Archival Studies and a BA degree in English and History of Art. She has worked on various exhibitions, some of which can be reviewed at

She is currently cataloguing the Joe Barrett Collection, found in Kilrush.

We all have letters, legal documents, birth and marriage certs, photographs, and albums. We might even have newspaper cuttings, magazines or articles torn out of them, postcards and bits of ephemera that mean something to us and our family, and we want to keep them safe.

Rene’s lecture will look at how we can do this.

Her talk will focus on the preservation of family archives.

KDHS lectures are free to members, EUR5 for non-members, payable on the night only. New members are welcome. The membership form can be downloaded from our website at

For new members joining now, their first year’s membership will run to June 2024.

If you are not able to attend this event, or any of our lectures, then you can participate via Zoom. Details of how to watch the lecture via Zoom are circulated by email shortly before the event to those on the Society’s mailing list. There is a mailing list sign-up form at




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Knockanure Notes-23/05/2023

By Jer Kennelly

THANKS: Scoil Chorp Chríost would like to express a very special ‘Thank You’ to the Yershovy sisters who performed in Corpus Christi Church last weekend in aid of Scoil Chorp Chríost.

It was a wonderful performance and they captivated the audience and we were honoured to hear them live. Sincere thanks to Fr. Brendan Carmody for the use of the Church in Knockanure, and to all who supported us on both nights.

FEET: Care of the Aged Moyvane/Knockanure, Chiropodist will attend the Marian Hall Weds. 24th May @10am. For apt. contact Noreen 068-49238.

KNOCK: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Weds 5th July from Knockanure, Moyvane, Tarbert. Contact Margaret 087-2976304.

BLOOD Donation Clinic, Community Centre Ballybunion Thurs. 25th May 4.45pm–8.00pm. New Donors urgently needed, phone 1800 222 111.

WALK: Guided Biodiversity Walk with Consultant Geoff Hunt will take place from Carrigafoyle Castle on Sunday 21st May at 1pm. Attendance is free and all are welcome.

GAA Knockanure, Lotto Results from Tuesday May 16th, Jackpot was €2,700. Numbers Drawn: 3, 6, 7 and  24; No winner but lucky dips went to:1. Mike Hussey, Ballyduff, c/o Con Lynch; 2. Eileen Leahy, Trien; 3. Timmie Leahy, Tralee; 4. Eileen Enright, Lissaniska, and 5. Margaret Clancy, Knockanure.

Next draw Tuesday May 23rd in the clubhouse and jackpot will be €2,800. All are welcome!

ROSARY at 8pm in Knockanure during May on Tuesday and Thursday evening; at Moyvane Grotto every Tues. 7pm ;  at 7pm at O’Connell’s Ave Grotto every Sunday at 6pm.; Finuge Grotto every Monday at 8.00 p.m. and Killocrim Grotto every Friday at 8.00 p.m.  Rosary every evening from Monday to Friday during the month of May at 7.30pm at the Marian Shrine in the Square, Tarbert. All are welcome.

PARISH: Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration: every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Baptisms: Saturday afternoons only from 12noon to 4pm. At the recent Pastoral Council Meeting, among other things, it was noted that the Easter ceremonies went well, Masses for now should remain, though arrangements for alternatives on Sunday should be explored (when there will be no Sunday Mass). Wheelchair facility in Church needs to be addressed. During school holidays the grids at the entrances will be closed.

On the weekend of May 27th & 28th Fr. Wilhad (Rosminlan Priest from Tanzania & Kenya) will do a Mission Awareness Appeal at Masses. Bishop Ray has given permission. Welcome Fr. Willy.

From June 2nd to June 28th inclusive, Fr. Brendan plans to be away, Fr. Liam O’Connell will be here.  He was here last year. Welcome Fr. Liam!

DEATH of Margaret (Gretta) Bambury (nee Galvin) Knoppogue, Mallow and late of Ballymackessy, Ballylongford, on May 17th 2023, wife of the late Pat Joe, mother of Anne (Gleeson), grandmother of James and sister of the late John and Sr. Felix LCM (Nora). Survived by her family, son-in-law Jim, and  relatives.

ANNIVERSARIES: May 13 the 79th death anniversary of Venerable Edel Quinn, Sr. Laboure Sheehy, Mossie Kearney, Joe Lyons, Tom Molyneaux, Peg Sheahan, Maureen O Sullivan, Bibi Dillon, Kathleen Culhane, Mike Joe Cronin, Elizabeth Imelda Sheehan, Mary Moriarty, Kit Breen,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat. 20th May’23 Moyvane- Mike Brosnan, Recently Deceased at 7.30pm;

Sun.21st May’23- Knockanure- The Ascension of the Lord, for Mary Therese & Patrick Kennelly, Sisters Nora & Mary Rose Kennelly & Sister in law Laurene Kennelly, Aniv’s at 9.30am, and Mass

Moyvane –for Anne Prendiville (Aniv.) at 11.00am; Tues.22nd May’23 Moyvane for Maurice Kearney (1st Aniv.) Kilbaha & Manchester at 10.00am; Weds.23rd May’23- Knockanure a          Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.24th May’23- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.25th May’23 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.26th May’23 Moyvane for William Hudson, Recently Deceased at 12 noon and Mass in evening for Cornelius O’Carroll, Recently Deceased Manchester & New Houses Moyvane at 7.30pm; Sun.27th May’23 Knockanure Pentecost Sunday at 9.30am and Mass Moyvane Missionaries at        11.00am.

THE LETTER FILM will be showing in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel Friday 26th May 6.30pm. The film came about following Pope Francis letter to us all called Laudato Si our responsibility to the environment. All are welcome and it’s free and a great film.

Laudato Si’ Week 21-28 May 2023. Theme: ‘Hope for the Earth. Hope for humanity. This week marks the 8th anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’ letter to all of us on ‘Caring for Our Common Home: Laudato Si’. “Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of

virtue; it is not an optional or secondary aspect of our Christian experience.”

FUNDRAISING BBQ:    Christy’s Listowel in aid of Kerry Parents and Friends Centre Listowel on 4th June from 6pm.

WRITERS’ Week, Listowel is Ireland’s oldest Literary and Arts Festival. Begins this year Wednesday 31 May 2023. Fr. Anthony Gaughan, donated all of his awards to be displayed in Kerry Writers’ Museum in Listowel, has written 45 scholarly histories. His best known book is Listowel and its Vicinity.

ST JOHN’S: Saturday 20th May 8pm- Lisa Lambe in Concert  – ‘Night Visiting’ Songs and stories from the hearth. With Lisa Lambe; Wed 24th Concert with Frankie Gavin and Catherine McHugh; Thursday June 1st Theatre- The Country Boy, with Lixnaw Memory Lane Theatre; Sat 3rd Theatre- The Musical Matchmaker, details from 068 22566.

RACING: Listowel from Saturday June 3 to Monday June 5 over the June Bank Holiday weekend.

Racing Limerick 25th and 26th of May.

GLORACH NEWS:  play ‘Robert Service, Bard of the Yukon’ a one man show by Mike O’Mahoney on Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th.  Curtains up at 8 pm for each show, and tickets can be booked at 0871383940 or at   Cherish the Ladies at the Glórach on Saturday, May 20th.

THANKS: Ballybunion Sea & Cliff Rescue Service wish to thank, those who contributed to our recent Church gate collection in Moyvane & Knockanure. Your generosity and continued support is greatly appreciated.

CREDIT UNION: Cois Sionna Desmond Credit Union are now operating 11 offices in West Limerick / North Kerry, they have assets of over €230m.

GAA: Kerry are through to the 2023 TG4 Munster Senior Championship final after they beat Tipperary at Galtee Rovers GAA club in Bansha recently. Kerry 2-8- Tipperary 1-5. will face  Cork in the provincial decider in on May 28.

THEATRE: St John’s Youth Theatre they attend the theatre every Monday evening to work on projects. If you know a teenager who would like to join the Club that are aged between 14-20 please let us know. This Summer between the 22nd and 28th July, we will host our annual Young Film Makers Summer Workshop in association with the Young Irish Filmmakers Association Ireland. Places are limited, bookings through the St John’s Theatre Box Office 068 22566

MARK Leen, is performing at Brosna Hall on May 27th, at 8pm. This is a ticket only event so please

Call Mike Moriarty on 087 6927496 for tickets or further information.

ST PIO National Pilgrimage to Holy Cross Abbey near Thurles takes place on May 28th, details from 069 62306.

FEAST of Our Lady, Help of Christians is celebrated on Wednesday 24th May, a day of special prayer for the Church in China. Feast of St Rita 22nd of May: She is known as patroness of lost causes.

PRAY for Life; Tuesday 23rd May to Wednesday 31st May (Feast of the Visitation).  Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life in Ireland. Sign up below to get the daily novena prayers delivered to your inbox. This is an initiative of the Council for Life of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

POPE: At the request of the Holy Father, the Secretariat responsible for the Universal Synod has invited the Church around the world to hold a moment of Marian Prayer on 31 May.

Ascension Sunday, the 57th World Day of Communications on the theme “Speaking with the heart “The truth in love” (Eph 4:15)”.

ORDINATION: We extend our good wishes to Mark Foley who will be ordained in Wisconsin, USA, for

the diocese of Madison on May 26th. Mark was born in Tralee.

MUSIC: The Dingle Summer Music Festival took place from Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 21 and

Official Opening Ceremony and Concert was with Ukrainian Tenor, Misha Dimov and Louise Foxe on the piano.

COLQUITT ACCAPELLA CHOIR: will be performing at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Killarney on the 29th of May at 5pm. Colquitt Accapella Choir under the direction of Mr Jimmy L. Jarvis JR is from the City of Moultie in the State of Georgia, USA,, The Choir is sponsored by the Colquitt County High Schill, Colquitt Board of Education. Come and Witness their amazing performance. For more information, please contact KDYS on 066 7121674.

FLEADH: Limerick County Fleadh will take place in Kilfinane over the June Bank Holiday Weekend 2023.

The Kerry County Fleadh will take place in the Tintáin Theatre, Ballybunion on June 10th and 11th and in St Joseph’s Secondary School on June 17th and 18th.

LARTIGUE open until October 1st, the Lartigue will operate every afternoon from 1pm to 4.30pm.

KERRY College are hosting Pathway Open Days start with the Listowel Campus on Thursday, May 25 from 11am to 2pm, and at the Clash Campus in Tralee on Monday, May 29 from 11am to 2pm.

DESMOND Castle in Newcastle West, on Wednesday, May 17 had a discussion to mark the centenary of the end of the Civil War. Michael Collins, Commander in Chief of the Free State Army visited Newcastle West and inspected troops in front of the castle August 14, 1922.

SPEECH: Anthony Garvey of Tralee Toastmasters has won the Final of the District 91 International Speech Contest held at the Barbican Centre in London recently.

LOUGH DERG 2023, Commencing 1st of June until Monday 15th of August (last day to begin Sunday 13th of August) Three Day Pilgrimages, One Day Retreat, Residential Retreat, Lakeshore Pilgrimage and Quiet Day, For further information, please email [email protected] or contact +353(0)719861518. Webpage;

UGANDA: Pilgrims are traveling to Namugongo Shrine for the annual June 3 Martyrs’ Day celebration, one of the world’s largest religious gatherings expected to bring together over one million pilgrims.

ROSARY RALLY: Saturday June 3rd from 1pm at Knock Shrine. With talks, Stations of the Cross and Holy Mass. To book a place on the bus call Noreen on 087 7613985 or Eilís 087 6341538.

CEMETERY: Ballydonoghue’23 Cemetery Masses, Lisselton Monday June 12th and Gale Thursday June 15th.  Both at 8.00pm. St. John’s Cemetery Mass will be held on Friday 9th June at 7 p.m.

Listowel; St. Michael’s, Tuesday, 20th June; St. John Paul II, Wednesday June 21st, and Finuge Cemetery, Thursday 22nd June. Each Mass will take place at 8pm.

HELPLINES:    HSE Mental Health Information Line 1800111888.  Senior Line Friendly Listening Service 1800 804591.

NEWKD HOME VISITATION in partnership with Community Work Department HSE are pleased to invite you to participate in our 2nd Reconnecting with Services for Older Persons Day. This is a free event and offers services the opportunity to engage and interact with existing and potential service users. Monday 22nd May 2023 Listowel Community Centre, Town Park, Listowel, Co. Kerry, V31 VK13.

ART: Lidl are looking for entries for the Ladies Gaelic Football Association 50th Anniversary design, call to store for details.

RUN: On Thursday, May 25, Eoghan Galvin will set off from Tralee to Dingle — via the Conor Pass —

he is taking on the challenge in memory of his mother Anne O’Keeffe Galvin, she availed of Kerry Cancer Support Group and the Palliative Care Unit in University Hospital Kerry before she died in 2016. He is raising funds for the above charities.

AFRICA Day in Tralee Town Park runs from 1.30pm-5pm on Sunday May 28th, this family fun event that will be both educational and entertaining.

ERP in conjunction with Kerry County Council will be hosting a free Electrical Recycling Event on Saturday 27th May From 10am to 4pm, at Cahills SuperValu Carpark, Ballybunion.

RED CROSS First responder course, at the Ashe Hotel, Tralee, details from 087 927 6504, begins on 28th of May.

FREE: Bord Bia offers free, online learning for Bord Bia farm scheme members, through the Farm Sustainability Learning Hub.

To get started on the learning hub, farmers need only visit and click on Farm Sustainability Learning Hub.


CARBON footprint refers to the amount of greenhouse gases you produce through your behavior. While the vast majority of carbon emissions are produced by corporations, you can still help to make the world a better place. [1][2] Reducing your carbon footprint may sound daunting, but it’s actually fairly easy. Many of the most important changes you can make boil down to really minor lifestyle changes and adopting cleaner technologies. By reducing your carbon footprint, you can rest easy knowing that you’re doing your part to keep our world as healthy and happy as possible.


FOOD festival in Tralee, takes place from May 20-21, food, drinks, live music, demonstrations, and workshops. Visit

BLOOM: 100,000 visitors are expected to visit the Bord Bia Bloom festival, at the Phoenix Park, Dublin from June 1st.

FOOD: Knockanure Community Kitchen, food delivered or collect yourself, details from 068 49 799, 086 874 5485. Catering for events also available.

JOBS: Teagasc is seeking leader for its Climate Centre in Johnstown Castle, with a salary of up to €130,000. Teagasc has recently recruited 24 scientific staff to work there.

ICMSA Farm Organisation have highlighted figures from the Central Statistics Office  that the proportion of total household expenditure on food has halved in Ireland, and that people are spending less in 2023 than their parents spent on food 40 years ago.

There is currently a proposal on the table in the EU parliament of restoring 30% of previously drained agricultural land by 2030, of which 50% is to be rewetted, and restoring 50% of such land by 2050, of which 66% is to be rewetted. What about all the hard work that farmers and their helpers put into reclaiming. Is there a plan to destroy Irish Agriculture, which is costing EU money, but the benefit side for Europe is food security?

Kerry Group has announced a further drop in milk prices an 18 cent drop per litre since November.

WRITERS’ Week, Listowel is Ireland’s oldest Literary and Arts Festival. Begins this year Wednesday 31 May 2023. Fr. Anthony Gaughan, donated all of his awards to be displayed in Kerry Writers’ Museum in Listowel, has written 45 scholarly histories. His best known book is Listowel and its Vicinity.

CRIUNNIÚ na nÓg 2023 — free and creative activities for thousands of young people —Taking place on Saturday, June 10, there’s loads of events.

RACING: Listowel from Saturday June 3 to Monday June 5 over the June Bank Holiday weekend.

SKILL of the Week: Apply a Tourniquet


LISTOWEL BRANCH OF THE IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION AGM Monday, 22nd at 7pm at the IWA Day/Resource Centre at Ballygologue Road.  All are welcome, ring Jackie at 086 3953387.

ROAD: KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL has decided to close to public traffic the following road: Road Closed: L-1017 Bedford Cross to Knockane Cross, Listowel, Co. Kerry Road Closing Times: from 8.00 a.m. on Monday, 29th May to 6.00 p.m. on Friday, 2nd June 2023 (24hr closure).

TRAIN: Car Park Closure – Colbert Station, Limerick. From Monday 30th May parking will not be available at Colbert Station Car Park, Limerick until further notice. A temporary car park will be located at Roxborough Road (beside CBS Sexton Street) – Eircode V94 Y2V1. Please allow up to 30 minutes extra to get to the station. Iarnród Éireann apologises for any inconvenience caused.

ARTIST: The Irish Standard Mark signifies that a product has been manufactured in compliance with the relevant Irish Standard (I.S.). The symbol assures customers that the item meets certain basic standards and has been produced under a system of quality control supervised by NSAI.

The Logo was designed by the late Michael O’Connor, born in No. 24 The Square, Listowel.


COUNCILLOR Jackie Healy Rae of Kilgarvan has been selected amongst 150 candidates from across the European Union to participate in the Young Elected Politician Programme.  More than 500 young politicians have joined it since its creation in 2019.

CHINA: Hippo Fresh supermarket, Shanghai, China, have Kerrygold cheddar on display. The agriculture minister and promoters are in China at present. Bord Bia hosted 14 Irish companies as part of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine trade mission to China

TOILET: Limerick council official said cost of installation and maintaining an automated public toilet facility is €40,000 per annum.

EXHIBITION: The Thomond Archaeological  and Historical Society  are celebrating 130  years of local history at St. Mary’s Cathedral. On display are early  photographs, journals and artefacts.  It is open to the public weekdays from 11am to 4pm in St. Mary’s Cathedral, King’s Island, Limerick.


HUMAN Remains; Unidentified Human Remains- From Department of Justice – Published on 16 May 2023. This datasheet contains records of all Unidentified Remains reported by Coroners to the Minister. The data should not be viewed as being a complete list of all Unidentified Remains lying within the state. The data will be subject to amendment as additional information may emerge.

GRANTS: Glin Development recently co-ordinated an ‘expression of interest’ for funding available for Ukrainian Integration in our locality. Sever clubs are promised grants in the locality.


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HELP: Turn2Me is a high-quality, safe, anonymous, and confidential space for you to gain support for your mental health online.

LORNA SIGGINS Marine Correspondent

Fri Jul 3 2009 – 01:00

RESCUE: The Shannon rescue helicopter is taken for granted now in the skies above the west coast as it approaches its 20th birthday, but it took a series of tragedies before the crucial service was established


SCHOOL boys rescued crew; By Cathal Doherty- 15 May 2023 10:00 PM- [email protected]

THE WATERS were choppy, the sky overcast as members of An Garda Síochána launched their new eight-man rowing boat into the Shannon waters at O’Callaghan Strand.

Soon all men aboard would be submerged in the river. Nine were on board (including the cox) on that faithful day in the afternoon of May 10, 1968.




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Where is God Calling You?

Podcast Recorded: May 14, 2023

STORIES from School:    dú Folklore Collection Moyvane.

Less than one hundred years ago, the farm now occupied by Steven Stack, Moyvane, Newtownsandes, was owned by Steven Sandes, who lived at Oakpark, Tralee. Sandes had a steward called Watson looking after the place. He had many servants as he was dairying. There was a fort in one of the fields, traces of it can still be seen. One day Watson ordered his workmen to level the fort fence. The men did not like to meddle with the fort and refused till Watson would dig the first sod off the fence. When he did the men levelled the fence. Watson always rode on a saddled pony looking after the large farm and farm hands. Some time after the knocking down of the fort fence Watson was riding on the same pony on the [?] road and when opposite the fort on the side of that road his pony suddenly fell dead.

(no title) Informant- Edmond Stack Age  77


About seventy years ago there lived a girl over near Moyvane. There was a churchyard near her house and she would go to milk the cows every morning, and every evening in the field near the churchyard. When the cow would be spanselled by her she would call the milk pail to her and it would come into her hand. One day as she was going to milk the cow’s, the other women who were milking the cow’s, saw her stretched in the field quite lifeless. They took her home and she kept the bed for two years. When she would get the chance she would go to the churchyard stripped naked

(no title)

Collector-  Thomas Costello- Informant-  Mrs Costello


There was a steward living at Smyths Moyvane, long ago, taking care of the farm for Thomas Sandes. One day he had a ploughman ploughing the fort field and he refused to plough through the fort.

The steward then took the plough and ploughed the plot himself. When he had it opened through the fort, the ploughman ploughed the rest of the field. After that, the steward went riding on horseback and as he was passing the Knockanure fort, he fell dead off his horse, for he had no right to interfere with the fort.

There was a man, who used go night-walking every night, and he used cross a fort. One night he heard the fairies inside playing music, and he stayed listening to the until it was finished, because he was very quick to learn

“There was a steward living at Smyths Moyvane.”

Margaret Stack – Informant-   Mrs Stack Age  76


The Tarbert Drowning

Three Scanlon girls of one family, all drowned. One sister of theirs is married to Micheal Kissane of Barrovogeen. Some say the cause of the disaster was the breaking of the oars, but others maintain that they were dancing and enjoying themselves when a plug or cork on the side of the boat got lost and the water flowed in and caused the terrible loss of life. The poor creatures were seen from the shore but no help could be given, as there was no other boat available. ‘Tis said that their screams and cries were heard by those who were awaiting their return by the shore.

Collector-   John Corridan- Informant-  Michael Corridan Age- 55


The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0405, Page 319

The Abbey or burial ground of Knockanure was then the Friars which is now owned by James Barrett of Carrueragh. At that time there was a road or Bóithrín from the present burial ground of Knockanure to a field in Kilmorna named Buckley’s field. At the southern end of the field was the old burial ground then. Knockanure’s old church was built in the eleventh century by Canon Casey who was then Parish Priest in Newtownsandes and Knockanure.

Knockanure church was not destroyed by Cromwell’s men but by the Vandiliers of Clare.

The late George Mahony of Kilmorna his great-grand-father was the first souper of the OMahony family. He was a native of Brosna Co. Kerry. There is still a tomb in the burial ground at Brosna belonging to the O Mahony’s.



  1. Great walkers: –

Thomas Leahy Knockanure age 66 years now, walked from Knockanure to Ballybunion and back again in 4 hours.

  1. Strong men: –

Daniel McMahon age 40 years now, threw the half-hundred, 32 feet at Knockanure sports 1925.

III. Dancers: –

Petter Creed Knockanure age 42, now, won many competitions.

  1. Mowers: –

Thomas Barry Kealid age 64 years now mowed an acre of hay in ten hours.

Local Heroes- Collector-   Jeremiah Clancy Age 11- Informant-  Patrick O’ Connor- Age  61



STARVING: Committee appointed in May 1822 to conduct the subscription for the relief of the severe distress for food in Ireland


CONFLICT: What causes high conflict? I spent four years investigating this question, following people who were stuck in all kinds of miserable feuds, personal and professional. One pattern, common to every instance I’ve seen, is the presence of conflict entrepreneurs. These are people who inflame conflict for their own ends. Sometimes they do this for profit, but more often for attention or power. They don’t exist in every organization, but, according to my research, they seem to be more common in certain workplaces, such as hospitals, universities, and political or advocacy organizations.


COLD Showers;

The basic idea, as I understand it, is that the world as we have constructed it today is so antithetical to what our bodies need that there are techniques used to trigger more natural responses to things, leading to better overall health.

I am typically skeptical of these things, but am in a pretty busy season of life, and figured I could use the extra boost, so I tried it out. Over the last month, I have found this practice to be so remarkably beneficial that I’ve started looking into cold tubs, to ramp things up. I’ve watched stress go down, metabolism go up, sleep get better.


WOOD PECKERS: The feeding strategy of woodpeckers requires two specialized adaptations: one understood by the whole world, the other known to but a few students of birds.

The first is the ability to hammer into wood and throw aside the chips, whether excavating a nest cavity or digging for tasty beetle grubs. The woodpecker’s head strikes with at least 1,000 times the force of gravity (1,000 g), yet the bird suffers no apparent harm. By contrast, any human who experienced a 100 g impact would surely die. So why don’t woodpeckers damage their brains, or at least get headaches?

Several factors contribute to the bird’s shock-absorbing capability. One is a self-sharpening, chisel-like beak that moves into wood rather than stopping abruptly. (See the illustration above.) Another is strong neck muscles. Reduced space in the cranium also helps, by keeping the brain from sloshing around. And the orientation of the brain itself is important, since it allows the force to be spread over a larger surface area.


A unique day out of science-y fun for children and adults alike inspired by our new exhibition, Spirit of Invention. Featuring exciting workshops, hands on activities, demonstrations and experiences for all ages. The jampacked line-up includes Junk Orchestra, Explorer Dome, real life inventors Ruth Amos and Stephen Guy and a whole host of extraordinary inventions.

Spirit of Invention Festival Day Jun 4


RINGS: Americans exchange diamond rings as part of the engagement process, because in 1938 De Beers decided that they would like us to. Prior to a stunningly successful marketing campaign 1938, Americans occasionally exchanged engagement rings, but wasn’t a pervasive occurrence. Not only is the demand for diamonds a marketing invention, but diamonds aren’t actually that rare. Only by carefully restricting the supply has De Beers kept the price of a diamond high.

Countless American dudes will attest that the societal obligation to furnish a diamond engagement ring is both stressful and expensive. But here’s the thing — this obligation only exists because the company that stands to profit from it willed it into existence.


PENTECOST NOVENA: on 6th Century Monastic Sites, led by Fr. John Mockler SDS, continues each

day on Radio Maria, at 9.30am and on Shalom World Prayer, at 6.30pm. Closing Mass Saturday May 27th, Clonmacnoise Co Offaly. Preparation and Adoration

at 10am followed by Mass at 11am and group tour. (Group discount admission to Clonmacnoise €6).


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