Knockanure Notes


By Damien Ahern

Míle Buíochas

We would like to express our sincere thanks to Diarmuid & Áine at O’Riordan’s Pharmacy for providing sponsorship towards the purchase of a new defibrillator and housing unit for our Club. The club has now two defibrillators to its name, ensuring the health and wellbeing of our members and users of our facilities is kept to the fore at all times. Pictured below is Diarmuid O Riordan presenting the equipment to Paul Curry , Pat O’ Sullivan and John Kelly on behalf of Athea GAA.

Peil fé 21


We played St. Senan’s last Sunday morning in Athea in the first round of the U21 championship. It was a dry morning and we had a fine panel of 19 players togged out. We played with the wind in the first half but still trailed at half time 1-4 to 0-4. Their goal coming on the stroke of half time, and we had missed a lot of chances. St. Senan’s dominated the second half but our boys never stopped trying especially our younger players whose fitness  was standing to them.
We are away next Sunday morning to Banogue in round 2.
Team – Colin Broderick,  Gavin Ambrose,  Eoin Sheahan, Jack Hunt, Gearoid O’Sullivan, Pierse O’Brien, Luke Gleeson, Jack O’Connor,  Eoin O’Shea, Daire O ‘Shea, T.J Hunt, Cillian O’Connor, James Hunt, Aiden Curry, David O’Connor. Subs – Calum Buckley, James Lee, Thomas McEnery and Andrew O’Riordan. 

Sarsfield Cup 

Congratulations to Mark Collins pictured with his proud Mom Tina after winning the Sarsfield Cup for West Limerick beating the City and the East in the semi-final and Final.

U15B Justin Herbert Cup

Well done to the six Athea players on the Coláiste Íde agus Iosef panel who won The U15B Justin Herbert Cup against Hazelwood College. The players involved were Jamie Quinn. Tom Ahern, Jamie O Mahony, Eric Barrett, Tomas Ahern and Daniel Hunt

Athea Ladies Update

Well done to Kayla Sheehy and Loren Healy who were on the Larkin Shield West Limerick Schools team last Thursday. Unfortunately they lost to Limerick city schools in the semi final. Their club, school and families are so proud of their achievements.
Congrats to Sarah O’ Connor who was part of the MTU team that defeated DCU in the Curran cup final in Doon
Club AGM
The Athea Ladies Club AGM will take place this Thursday night 1st December at 7.30pm in clubhouse. All welcome


Diarmuid O’Riordan presenting two defibrillators to Athea GAA members

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Knockanure Notes

By Jer Kennelly

TABLE TOP SALE:  In Knockanure Community Centre on December 18th there will be a ‘Sale of Work’/Table Top Sale.  Further information from 068 49799.

CFR Course on 3rd Dec, run by N.E. Kerry Community First responders at Knockanure Community Centre, contact 087 686 3776

GAA: Knockanure Lotto results 22nd November 2022; Jackpot was €6,700- Numbers Drawn: 10, 13, 25, and 26. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. Philomena Molyneaux, Knockanure; 2. Sandra Stack, c/o Kevins; 3. Kenneth Finucane, c/o New Kingdom Bar; 4. Timmie McEneaney, c/o Kevins, and 5. Katie and Bridget c/o Kevins. Next draw will be on next Tuesday 29th November in the clubhouse and jackpot will be €6,800.

Tickets for all games on weekend are available to purchase in advance via

AGM of Moyvane GAA is on 2nd of Dec.

PARISH: Annual Christmas Confessions will take place at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Mon. 19th Dec. at 8.00pm.  There will be several Priests available on the night to hear Confessions.

Christmas Mass Schedule: Sat. 24th Dec.’22 Christmas Eve- Moyvane 6.00pm- Knockanure 8.00pm, and Moyvane 10.00pm; Sun. 25th Dec.’22 Christmas Day- Knockanure 9.30am and Moyvane 11.00am. Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am. Presbytery/Office: 068 49308, Web:

SCHOOL: Scoil Chorp Chríost – School enrolment process for 2023/2024 school year has commenced.  Please go to or contact the school on 068-49130 via email [email protected]  Phone calls (Between 9.30 & 2.30 each day) for further details.  Beidh fáilte romhat

PARTY: Christmas Party Care of the Aged, will take place in the Marian Hall on Sunday 4th Dec. starting with Mass at 12.30.  Contact Ita 083-0842001.

BEST Wishes to Sophie O’Sullivan, Leitrim West, Moyvane who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from University College Cork.

STUDENTS are celebrating, after receiving their Junior Cert results recently.

CRAFT & FOOD FARE: Duagh Sports Complex Sunday, 4th December 2022 – 12 noon to 4.00 pm.

KNOCK Shrine Night Vigil. The Feast of Immaculate Conception Wednesday 7th December, Coaches Departs: Listowel…………..5:00pm (The Bridge); Abbeyfeale………5:15pm (The Church), contact: O’Shea’s at 066-7180123.

ST PIO & 1st Friday Evening Mass at 6.45pm in Listowel Church.

WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MASS: will take place in their Centre in Listowel on Thursday morning at 11.30 a.m. All are welcome!

PILGRIMAGES TO THE HOLY LAND 2023: Escorted group pilgrimages. Contact: 01 8788159.

YOUTH 2000: Christmas Retreat in Newbridge College, 9  – 11th December for 18 – 35 years.  Donation only.  Register on

FATHER Doyle’s cause officially opened at Solemn Vespers for Christ the King on Sunday, 20 November 2022 in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar.

DEATH of Angela O’Rourke (Templeogue, Dublin and late of Moyvane, Shanagolden, Ferrybank, Waterford, Sussex England, Choma, Zambia) on November 21st 2022. Daughter of deceased Elizabeth (Lizzy) and Denis (Denny) relict of Paddy McCormilla, mother of Oona, grandmother of Anna, cherished sibling of John Joe (deceased) Helena (Whyte) Michael FSC, Patricia (deceased) Timothy (Gene) Vera (Carmody) Denis Patrick, Rose (Fitzsimons) Martin and Noel.

Fágann sí croí bhriste a mac cleamhnais Andrew Norton, a clan féin idir neachtanna agus nianna, a gclainn siúd, a bpáistí, is a ngar-pháistí; a deartháireacha is deirfiúracha cleamhnais féin; a comhleachtaí scoile i St Anne I Fettercairn, Tallaght. Méala mór a bás ag a h-iar daltaí scoile, comharsain, col ceathrair, col seisir agus a muintearas uilig.

DEATH of Father Patrick J. Larkin, a priest of the Diocese of Wichita for 63 years, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 at the Catholic Care Center in Wichita. He was 89. Services were held on Saturday, Nov. 26, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita. A rosary at 8:30 a.m. and  funeral Mass at 9 a.m. Fr. Larkin was born on March 16, 1933, in Carrueragh, Knockanure. He received his seminary education at St. Kieran’s College in Kilkenny, and was ordained on June 2, 1957. He was appointed an assistant at St. Patrick Parish in Parsons, Kansas on Oct. 21, 1957. He later served at Holy Saviour Parish, as a teacher at Mount Carmel, as an assistant at Blessed Sacrament Parish, and then returned to Mount Carmel as the director of Religious Education.

Fr. Larkin was named pastor of St. Patrick Church in Harper on July 1, 1967. Before being moved to St. Patrick Parish in Kingman in 1973, he served as the diocesan director of a Thanksgiving Clothing Drive, and of the Bishop’s Relief Collection. While at Kingman he also served on the diocesan Liturgical Commission and the Priests’ Council.

In 1984, after serving for about nine years in Kingman, Fr. Larkin was named pastor of St. Ignatius Parish in Neodesha. He was moved to St. Louis Parish in Waterloo and St. Rose Parish in Mt. Vernon in 1986. The next year he was named pastor of Mother of God Parish in Oswego and Sacred Heart Parish in Chetopa. Father served the two Southeast Kansas parishes for about eight years before being named pastor of St. Martin Parish in Caldwell in 1995. He retired three years later. Fr. Larkin was one of 63 priests from Ireland who served the diocese. Father Larkin is sadly missed by his nephews and nieces and extended members of the Larkin Family at home and abroad.

DEATH of Noreen O’Callaghan (née Buckley), Upper Aughrim, Moyvane, on November 21st, 2022. Wife of the late Dan and sister of the late John and Timmy. Noreen will be sadly missed by her son Jimmy, sisters Mary Teresa and Peggy, brother Mike, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Noreen was celebrated in Moyvane church, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery on Thursday 24th of November 2022.

DEATHS: 11 farm fatalities in 2022 so far, says Minister of State, Martin Heydon.

ANNIVERSARIES: Eileen O’Brien, Mary Ahern, Marie Walsh, Ray Keane, Catherine White, Bridie Shine, Tom Barry, Nora Leahy, Joan Ahern, Nora McAuliffe, John O’Connor, Timmy Keane, Monsignor Liam Boyle, Bridie McCarthy, Gerald Stack, Angela Carmody,and Noreen Foley.


Sat.26th Nov.’22 Moyvane- Margaret & Johnny Meade (Aniv.) Aughrim at 7.30pm

Sun.27th Nov.’22- Knockanure for Paddy Flavin, wife Bridie, brother Jack, (Aniv.) Kilmeaney, Kilmorna at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for  Jack Stackpoole (1st Aniv.) at 11.00am; Mon.28th Nov.’22 No Mass in Church; Tues.29th Nov.’22- Moyvane for Bridie Shine (1st Aniv.) Knockanure Rd., Deceased of Shine and Conway Family at 10.00am; Weds.30th Nov.’22- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.1st Dec.’22- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Fri.2nd Dec.’22- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Sat.3rd Dec.’22- Moyvane for Maurice & Joe O’Connell (Aniv.), their sister Margaret RIP & Deceased of O’Connell family at 7.30pm; Sun.4th Dec.’22 Knockanure for Sheila Nash (5th Aniv.) Gortdromagouna & Deceased of Nash Family at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Sean & John O’Connor (Aniv.’s) Inchamore at 11.00am.

ADORATION Abbeyfeale: Currently Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Wednesday and  Friday in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel from after the 10.00am Mass until 7.00pm.

PRAYER MEETING:  Janice Carrig holds a prayer meeting in the Desmond Complex on the last Sunday of the month. Feast of St. Francis Xavier (1506-1562) is celebrated on Sat. 3rd December. Jesuit missionary who preached the Gospel in India and Japan.

RAMBLING HOUSES: Every 1st Thursday of each month there is a Rambling House in the Community Centre in Knockanure; Ita McQuinn, Monagea Rambling House is on the third Thursday of the month at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West at 8pm. Listowel Rambling House takes place on the last Thursday of every month from 9.15 pm in the Seanachai Centre.

CHRISTMAS MARKET: Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival Christmas Market on Saturday, December 3rd at Tomáisín’s Function Room, Lisselton. To reserve a space for the Market, please call or text 086 845 1263.

BEST wishes to Eamon McElligott, of Brown Joe’s, with his newly renovated kitchen and Upstairs Dining Room which is now open for Christmas Bookings.

Best wishes also to Kearney’s Homebaking  on becoming a Gold Member of Origin Green Ireland recently.

POTATO: Total cost of growing 1ac of ware potatoes in 2022 up to a figure of around €3,000.

Potato storage costs have more than doubled, year-on-year, according to the IFA.

Between 10% and 15% of this year’s ware potato crop is still in the ground, according to Teagasc potato specialist, Shay Phelan.

US Food and Drug Administration has approved lab-grown meat for human consumption.

G.B cost of living; More than a million families receiving tax credits will receive their second cost of living payment from Wednesday. The £324 cash boost will be paid automatically into bank accounts of those eligible between today and next Wednesday. It forms part of the government’s £37bn cost of living package for households, including £400 for help with energy bills.

BUS Eireann Bus Route 314 from Moyvane to Limerick, Monday to Saturday, departing outside Kearney’s Bar 6.32am, 10.32am, 14.32pm, 18.32pm. See website for more details.  Copy of timetable on window of Parish Office and Noel Stack Butcher’s.

TRACTOR Run by Estuary Rollers begins in Listowel on Dec. 4th at 4pm.

PARTY by Going Strong in Athea on 7th of Dec. start with Mass at 12.30pm. Contact; Eileen:                 087 9848247; Peggy 087 9416223, or Mairead  087 6407026.

CAROL CONCERT Hosted by Coláiste na Ríochta, Secondary School, in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Wednesday 14th December at 7.30pm. Featuring Kerry Choral Union.

ST JOHNS: on Thursday 1st Dec.- Concert, Tom Barry, Lighthouse; Sat 3rd, Concert Shaskeen, 5th and 6th Panto- Old Mother Hubbard’s Crazy Christmas Show, details from 068 22566.

SIAMSA: Irish Rambling House Show, organized by Kay O’Leary and Joe Harrington. The show will be at Siamsa Tire on Wednesday, November 30 as part of the Radio Kerry concert series.

CELTIC BROTHERS’ will bring their Christmas Show to the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on Sunday 11th of December 2022. Tickets call 089- 4314765.

CRAFT Fair: Saturday 3rd December 11.00am at Ceol Corbraí Community Hall, Glin. 20 indoor tables available. To book call: John Sheahan 087-207-9268 or John Culhane 087-996-3282.

CHRISTMAS MARKET at the Barnagh Hub on Sunday, December 11 and 18.

GLÓRACH: Abbeyfeale on Film dates Nov. 30th and 1st, 10th and 11th of December.  Archival footage of the town has been brought together under one film.  Tickets for all events can be booked at or by calling 0871383940.

TEA DANCE: Annual Christmas Afternoon tea dance will take place on Sunday December 11th from 3pm-5pm in Ballybunion Community Centre. Admission on the day will be free.

GAA: Kerry footballers going on a 12-day holiday on December 4th to Dubai, and to the island of Mauritius.

MUSIC, poetry and dance at Kerry College’s Clash Campus, held International Students Day recently as a celebration of students from all over the world.

A TRAD-NIGHT – will be held in the Community Centre Tarbert on Sat. 3rd December at 8.30pm. Entertainment by Donie & Friends. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP – meet every Friday in the Tarbert Bridewell between 10.30am and 12 Noon.  We have different activities every week followed by Tea/Coffee and a chat. New members are welcome.

ST MICHAEL’S College are upgrading and adding additional rooms at their 144 year establishment, costing about E 5.3 million. Their TY students recently celebrated Think Languages 2022, with a day of activities.

TINTEAN Ballybunion, Christmas Movie Crackers, Dec. 18th at 4pm. Tourist Office: more at

[email protected]    068 25555.

FESTIVAL: Other Voices Dingle 2022, Live + Online | 2 – 4 December 2022

HERO: Nominations for Kerry Heroes of all ages are welcome. In no more than 500 words, let us know who you wish to nominate, along with a photograph if possible by email [email protected] or by post to Kerry Heroes, Kerry Today, Radio Kerry, Maine Street, Tralee, Co Kerry.  Closing date for receipt of nominations is midday on Thursday, December 15, 2022.

VOCATION: Considering a Religious Vocation? Advent Zoom Meeting with the Poor Clare Sisters, Cork Sat. Dec. 3rd at 3pm.  Please email [email protected] to receive the link for the meeting.  See also


FUNDING – SSE Renewable invites community groups to apply for funding from their community fund.  The groups need to be within a 20km radius of their Tournafulla, Rathcahill, Dromada, and Athea  wind farms in West Limerick and Lenamore wind farm in County Kerry. Preference will be given to those within 5km. For more information visit or contact their Community Fund Manager on 086 878 3104. Email: [email protected]

FILM: My Old School starring Alan Cummings and Lulu. December 8th.

FILM: The Big Hit starring Kad Merad and Marina Hands.  In French with English subtitles.

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ARTS  organisations, artists, and groups working within the arts can apply for funding. Discover what funding is available then register for online services to submit an application.


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HOUSE: Minister Burke, says “The new guidelines clearly state that those who have a need to build their own home in rural Ireland will be permitted to do so if they have a clear economic or social need.

CO2 accumulates in the atmosphere, it takes more than 1,000 years to dissipate, methane takes just 12 years.

Fertiliser database is set to come into effect on January 1, 2023.

FODDER: Only successful applicants for the 2022 Fodder Support Scheme are eligible to apply for the 2023 Scheme. Farmers can apply up to midnight on December 5, for the 2023 scheme. Limited to max E1,000 payment.

BOOK: Catherine Richardson formerly Catherine Fitzgerald from Knocknasna, daughter of Mikie and the late Betty has just published her first book.  It’s entitled ‘The Simple Life’. Pat Mulcahy.  His book entitled ‘For God and Country’ are the memoires of the Rockchapel man as he describes his life his start in Jersey during WW2, life in the US in the army and NYPD and his return to his native County Cork. Of Limerick Saints and Seekers is edited by David Bracken, Limerick  Diocesan Archivist. The collection – featuring stories of the great and good people of Limerick from St Ita to the present day.

Joe Harrington details the story of the Butter Road that ran from Listowel to Kerry Pike outside Cork city, Once upon a Road.

BOOK: Mark Leen’s ‘The Postman And Doggie Woggie’ based on Connie Foley’s story, during the 1970s, a dog started following him on his postal round and they became the best of friends. It’s the story of how they met and the friendship till Doggie Woggie died.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT: Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group is a space where Carers can discuss their caring role, source information, and provide support for each other. Meetings take place at 2pm on the 2nd Wednesday of December at the Listowel Family Resource Centre.   Contact Bridie Mulvihill 086-8556431.

GOAL Mile this Christmas. GOAL Miles in Kerry will take place at Castleisland, Killorglin, Kenmare, Killarney, and Listowel on Christmas Day.

Register to take part in a GOAL Mile near you this Christmas, visit

HOSPICE have an online tree where you can view your ‘Yellow Ribbon tributes’

STRYKER offers products and services in Medical and Surgical, Neurotechnology, Orthopaedics and Spine that help improve patient and healthcare outcomes. Stryker’s have more than 4,000 people in facilities at Limerick, Cork and Belfast.

OPEN AA MEETING – Saturday 10th December – The Tarbert Group of Alcoholics Anonymous opened its doors to the suffering alcoholic back in 2002. We are celebrating our 20th anniversary with an Open Meeting in the Tarbert Community Centre on Saturday 10th December at 8pm. Everybody Welcome. Open meetings seek to reach the suffering alcoholic through a third party and will very often be attended by a group of Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, Teachers, Prison Officers, Gardai, Spiritual Advisors, Public Media etc. These people in their daily work are frequently in contact with the suffering alcoholic and by their very presence at our meeting have shown their concern and willingness to help from the earliest beginnings of AA when Henrietta Sieberling introduced Dr. Bob to Bill W. Many thousands of alcoholics who found sobriety in AA, were first put in contact with AA by a non-alcoholic third party, be it a family member or a concerned friend/employer etc. These good friends of AA knew AA existed, where it could be found and what help AA offered to the problem drinker.

SHOW at Tullamore Nov 19th 2022: Senior Female Champion Calf title-Matthew Goulding’s entry Gouldingpoll 1 Ravette 1262 was named the reserve champion in this category. Topping the day’s trade was Gouldingpoll 1 Ravette 1262. The hammer fell at €11,000 for a half-share of the animal, it was later agreed to sell both shares of Ravette for a total of €22,000. Later Gouldingpoll Herd of Matthew and Rita Goulding from Ballyduff, achieved the next top price of the day; €6,500 for Gouldingpoll 1 Duchess 1244 ET.

TOASTMASTERS: call Derry at 086 2580662 or Michael at 086 8378721 should you require any information.

TG4; Dé Céadaoin @ 20:30- Mná na Talún follows four female farmers over the course of a single farming year: Úna Ní Bhroin has spent 20 years building up Beechlawn Organic farm in Ballinasloe along with her husband Pádraig; Hannah Doherty is a young, enterprising sheep farmer on the Derry-Donegal border; Bríd Ní hIcí aims to be as self sufficient as possible – growing vegetables and keeping pigs and goats on her small-holding in Gaoth Dobhair ; and Clíona Ní Conghaile raises cattle in the traditional style on the unique landscape of Inis Mór, one of the most important areas of biodiversity in Ireland.

Dé Domhnaigh @ 21:30- new traditional music series brings together the very best in entertainment and traditional music from Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy in July 2022. As a festival, Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy showcases every single aspect of the tradition – the learners, the festival enthusiasts, the dancers, the singers, the discerning listeners, the younger modern players and the professionals. Now celebrating 50 years since its foundation, it continues to attract international crowds and huge talent into the tiny West Clare town of Miltown Malbay year on year without fail.

NZ Supreme court ruled that New Zealand’s minimum voting age of 18 was inconsistent with the country’s Bill of Rights – which gives people who are 16 years and over the right to be free from age discrimination.

WHO has documented 703 attacks on health infrastructure since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began.

HOSPITAL Limerick; Recently 48 hours, daily attendances at the ED have averaged 246, compared with 205 on the equivalent days last year.

OLD FILM: A 1980’s film of musicians, set dancers and Irish language activists from the Sliabh Luachra area will be shown at the Scartaglen Heritage Centre on Saturday, December 10th. at 8pm.

HISTORY: It is forgotten but a section of the Catholic population survived and some thrived during the Penal Laws. The Callanans appear as apothecaries in Cork, Doctors, and are close to McCarthys, Nagles and O’Learys (of the ‘outlaw’ family Raleigh Macroom) and form a close network. It is from this background that JJ Callinan came. Later his friend Crofton Croker would comment that he spent years living with various friends who were Doctors, Schoolteachers and surprisingly Policemen. One such Doctor was Doctor Burke who practised in the Square in Bantry and was from A Caheragh Landowning family probably associated with the McCarthys according to the late Cork Historian John T Collins. It was in Bantry he wrote Gougán Barra.



For many countries, the last hours of the negotiation represent a real step backwards in the fight against rising temperatures.

While the loss and damage text represented a big win, the overall cover decision is being seen as a missed opportunity in the fight against climate change.

The man who ran the COP26 negotiations in Glasgow put it bluntly.

“Emissions peaking before 2025, as the science tells us is necessary. Not in this text,” said Alok Sharma.

“Clear follow-through on the phase down of coal. Not in this text.”

As well as all these limitations there was also a sharp U-turn on the language around fossil fuels.

The text now includes a reference to “low emission and renewable energy”.

This is being seen as a significant loophole that could allow for the development of further gas resources, as gas produces less emissions than coal.




Robert Ahern’s Obituary by the San Jose Mercury News.

Judge Robert Patrick Ahern

Resident of San Jose

September 19, 1938 – April 2, 2011

also known as Bobby, Bob, LTJG, Legal Eagle, Commander, Dad, Judge, and Papa Bob, lived his 72 years with gusto. He died in Good Samaritan Hospital after a fierce battle with cancer where he

acquired his last name: Braveheart.

Bob was proud to be a fourth generation San Franciscan. He attended St. Paul’s Grammar School, Riordan High School, and The University of San Francisco where he played offensive guard. Bob enlisted in the Navy in 1960 and served 4 years active duty as a Naval Flight officer and Navigator/Tactical Coordinator. He remained in the Naval Reserves for 18 years.

He was a ’67 graduate of UC Hastings College of Law and worked for the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office for ten years until he was elected to the Municipal Court.  In 1982, he was elected to the Superior Court where he served until his retirement in 2002. After “retirement” Bob became a “Traveling Judge” working as far north as Mariposa and as far south as San Diego.

During his years with the Superior Court, Bob served as Asst. Presiding Judge and Presiding Judge. He was a member of the Olympic Club of San Francisco for 54 years, President of the Bellarmine Dads Club, and President of the Los Pescadores (83-85).

Bob approached life with enthusiasm and strength. His interest in genealogy led to discovering his Great grandfather’s cottage in Lyreacrompane, Ireland.


Dominique Dawes, owner and founder

Three-time Olympian, Olympic Gold Medalist, Healthy Lifestyle Advocate and Mom, Dominique Dawes is thrilled to be embarking on this exciting journey. “All four of my kids are my motivation! They will be active in the gymnastics and ninja programs and I couldn’t be more proud to build a community to empower and positively encourage today’s generation of gymnasts and beyond. Words leave a lasting impact on the self esteem of a young child, which is why it’s beyond gold medals here at Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy. Every child that walks through our doors will know that they are valued. My amazing staff will understand that the most important kid is the one standing right in front of them.”


CHRISTMAS: Shop smarter, not single use

Got someone random in the secret Santa? Don’t buy them disposable crap – landfill is a disappointing gift, even if it does come in under the £10 limit at your office. If an ethical gift like an Oxfam donation or a reusable coffee cup feels a little too on the nose, take the time to buy something you know they’ll use. “Without trying to be too Scrooge-like, the biggest impact of Christmas is just he amount of stuff we buy,” says Mike Childs, strategic project lead at Friends of the Earth. “If it’s stuff they want, and displacing stuff they would buy anyway, it’s kind of alright. If it’s additional stuff that then ends up being thrown out or tucked away in a cupboard, then that’s a big impact.”


GRANDPARENTS: Emotional closeness between adult grandchildren and their grandparents protects against depression for both, according to a June 2016 study from Boston University. The study, which used data from a long-term survey of families spanning several generations between 1985 and 2004, suggests that when young adults and their elders enjoy strong relationships, both suffer fewer symptoms of depression.


MINISTRY: The Archdiocese of Armagh has collaborated with Aspal to develop an online course entitled “Foundations in Youth Ministry”.

The programme is reflective in nature and has seven modules on different themes.  It can be accessed at any time and is designed for individuals and parish groups who are engaging with young people or hope to engage in parish youth ministry.

The programme is available online until Easter 2023. Enrolment is free and available now at



WORLD Cup: And unlike previous World Cups, where venues typically stretched across multiple cities, all games will be played within 31 miles of Doha’s main Corniche. That means the capital will swell by over a million fans, roughly a third of Qatar’s entire population, for the month-long tournament.


Eight stadiums will host matches at the tournament, seven being newly built and one being refurbished. ——————

With demand for LNG surging alongside Europe’s energy crisis, the country has embarked on an almost $50 billion project to expand capacity by more than 60% before the end of the decade.

Qatar’s population grew by close to 14% in the year ending Oct. 31, to a record 3 million people.

In the 12 years since the tiny gas-rich country was awarded rights to the event, it has spent $300 billion preparing for kickoff.



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CFR Course on 3rd Dec, run by N.E. Kerry Community First responders at Knockanure Community Centre, contact 087 686 3776. Dancing on Wednesday nights at 8.15pm, with Norella. On December 18th there is a ‘Sale of Work’/Table Top. More information about the Knockanure Community Centre, contact 087 6863726.

ENROLMENT: Scoil Chorp Chríost – Our School enrolment process for 2023/2024 school year has commenced. Please go to or contact the school on 068-49130 via email [email protected]. Phone calls (Between 9.30 & 2.30 each day) for further details.

Beidh fáilte romhat. Eoghan O’ Sullivan, Principal.

PARTY: Christmas Party Care of the Aged will take place in the Marian Hall on Sunday 4th Dec. starting with Mass at 12.30.  Contact Ita 083-0842001.  Book by 27th November.

PARISH: Pastoral Council Meeting will be held on Weds. Nov.23rd. Please let us know items that need to be addressed, ideally by Nov. 20th. Weekend Mass, because of a diminishing number of Priests and in an effort to be more effective, we have been urged by the Area Diocesan Pastoral Council to reduce our weekend Masses i.e., 2 instead of 3. At a glance, this might mean on Sundays having Mass at Knockanure at 9.30am and at Moyvane at 11am, Vigil Mass would be dropped.

Any input on this is welcome on/before Sunday Nov.20th. Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm. Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am.

BADMINTON- The November handicap tournament will be held in Killarney Sports Complex on  Sunday, November 20th. Would you like to try social badminton at the Community Sports Hall, Moyvane any Wednesday morning between 10.00am and 11.00am. This is non competitive and is open to all levels of ability.  Interested come along on Wednesday morning or call 087 6679943.

The Munster Intercounty Masters. Kerry had 2 teams entered into the Masters competition. 1 in the over 50s category and one in the over 40s category. Both teams played very well on the day, with our over 50s masters team winning their competition after beating Waterford (6-0 on games) and Tipperary (6.0 on games). Over 40s competition, Kerry winning their first and second games comfortably over Waterford and Cork (6-0 and 5-1 respectively) and fell to Tipperary in the final 5 games to 1. Kerry o40s= Gio Gaudino, Eric Nelligan, Alan Nelligan & Tom Bourke (all Castleisland) Helen Browne (Moyvane), Samira Hayes, Sinead Galvin & Jennifer Keane(all Killarney)               Kerry o50’s= Arthur Chute (Listowel), John O’Brien, Kieran Crehan, Suzanne Smith(all Killarney), Jill Redmond(Tralee), and Carmel Hudson and Jeanelle Griffin(both Moyvane).

SCHOOL: Scoil Chorpchriost, recent Board of Management meeting,  Congratulated Noirín Buckley and Cyril on the birth of their baby boy Fionn, and votes of sympathy was passed, To the Dee Family Ballylongford and The O’ Sullivan Family Trien on the death of Kathleen Dee Ballylongford.

DEATH of Michael Flynn, Suffern, New York and late of Rea, Kilmorna, Listowel, on November 11th, 2022. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Nora, his brother Patsy and brother-in-law Vincent. Michael is survived by his wife Sybil, son Michael, daughter Sybil, grandchildren Avery, Kieran, Mikey and Mason, brother Brendan, sisters Margaret, Mary, Nora and Sheila, son-in-law Justin, daughter-in-law Lisa, brothers-in-law Charles and Michael, nephews and nieces Catherine, Michelle, Jimmy, Vincent, Domenick, Anthony, Franny, Patrick and Jody. Following Mass at The Sacred Heart Church, Suffern, New York, interment in St. Mary’s Church Cemetery, Pennsylvania.

DEATH of Margaret Roche, nee Dennehy, The Nurseries, Toureenablaha, Brosna, and formerly of Duagh Village. Margaret passed away on Sunday, November 13th 2022.

ANNIVERSARIES: Noreen McElligott, Margaret Halpin, Noreen Broderick, Richie Martin, Maureen Fitzmaurice, Philomena Curtin, Philomena Vaughan, Brendan Ferriter, Evelyn Scannell, Fr. John Horan, Bridie Robinson, Stephen John Timothy Soules, Jim Hudson, James McCarthy, Pat Foley, Sr. Patrick Galvin, Maura Gallahue, John Buckley, Nell O’Carroll, Margaret Neenan, Catherine Brosnan, Con Bunce, Phil Scanlon,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.19th Nov.’22- Moyvane for John Quinn (Aniv.)Leitrim Middle at 7.30pm;

Sun.20th Nov.’22- Knockanure a Private Intention at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for People of the Parish at 11.00am; Mon.21st Nov.’22 No Mass in Church            ; Tues.22nd Nov.’22 Moyvane Private Intention at 10.00am; Weds.23rd Nov.’22 Knockanure a Private Intention 10.00am; Thurs.24th Nov.’22 Moyvane Kit & Edward Fitzmaurice (Aniv.) Leitrim Middle 10.00am; Fri.25th Nov.’22 Knockanure Private Intention 10.00am; Sat.26th Nov.’22 Moyvane Margaret & Johnny Meade (Aniv.) Aughrim at 7.30pm; Sun.27th Nov.’22 Knockanure for Paddy Flavin & wife Bridie & brother Jack, (Aniv.) Kilmeaney, Kilmorna at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Jack Stackpoole (1st Aniv.) at 11.00am. Mass in Listowel FOR ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIMS on Sunday 20th Nov. morning at 9.00am.

MEDAL: Listowel Parish Pastoral Council are delighted to welcome Bishop Ray as celebrant our 11.30 a.m. mass Sunday 20th Nov. when he will present the Benemerenti Medal to Sr. Consolata as we celebrate Presentation Day at 11.30 a.m. Mass. This is in recognition of her unreal dedicated lifelong service to music ministry in our Parish since she made her final profession in Listowel in August 1965.  The Benemerenti Medal is one of the highest honours awarded by Pope Francis to members of the clergy, religious and laity for service to the Catholic Church.

MASS FOR DECEASED of Duagh during past year will take place at St. Bridgid’s Church, Duagh on Friday night next – November 25th at 7.30 p.m.

MASS FOR DECEASED will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Friday night next, November 25th at 7.00 p.m. All are welcome

KNOCK Shrine Night Vigil. The Feast of Immaculate Conception Wednesday 7th December,Coaches Departs: Listowel…………..5:00pm (The Bridge); Abbeyfeale………5:15pm (The Church), contact: O’Shea’s at 066-7180123.

BUS Eireann Bus Route 314 from Moyvane to Limerick, Monday to Saturday, departing outside Kearney’s Bar 6.32am, 10.32am, 14.32pm, 18.32pm. See website for more details.  Copy of timetable on window of Parish Office and Noel Stack Butcher’s.

HOMECARE: Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly.  Call Eileen or Tom 087-9916791/087-7440729.  See

EDUCATION: Clinical Pastor Education (CPE) Programme at University Hospital Kerry starting Jan.’23.  12 weeks, modules involving education, supervision, and a clinical placement.  For further information contact Dr. Margaret Naughton 066-7184000 or email [email protected]

TEA Dance on Sunday 20th November in Ballybunion Community Centre from 3pm-5pm.

CHRISTMAS Market on Saturday 26th November from 11am to 4pm in Ballybunion Community Centre. Ballylongford Craft & Food Fair on Sunday 20th November in the Parish Hall from 10am to 4pm.

CRAFT & FOOD FARE: Duagh Sports Complex Sunday, 4th December 2022 12 noon to 4.00 pm.

CAROL CONCERT Hosted by Coláiste na Ríochta, Secondary School, in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel

on Wednesday 14th December @ 7.30pm. Featuring Kerry Choral Union.

SEANCHAI Listowel Rambling House takes place on the last Thursday of every month from 9.15 pm.

ST JOHN’S THEATRE: 23rd -28th Nov.- Tarry Flynn

St John’s Theatre Group present an entertaining comedy which tells the story of Tarry, a farmer and poet torn between the desire for more land, young women and the meaning of life. Featuring Frances Kennedy and Sonny Egan. Details from 068 22566.

CRAFT Fair: Saturday 3rd December 11.00am at Ceol Corbraí Community Hall, Glin. 20 indoor tables available. To book call: John Sheahan 087-207-9268 or John Culhane 087-996-3282.

VISITOR: The Knights of Glin Visitor Centre: Glin Knights Visitor Centre is now closed for the winter months.

CELTIC BROTHERS’ will bring their Christmas Show to the Church  of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on Sunday 11th of December 2022.

GLÓRACH:  Susan Browne and the Broadford Youth Choir will perform a night of Carols on Friday, December 9. Local singer Denis Curtin makes a return to the venue with various traditional musicians joining him on the night of Saturday 26th November.  Abbeyfeale on Film kicks off on Thursday, November 24th, with further dates on the 25th, 30th and 1st, 10th and 11th of December.  Archival footage of the town has been brought together in a film.  Tickets for all events can be booked at or by calling 0871383940.

SIAMSA: Irish Rambling House Show, organized by Kay O’Leary and Joe Harrington. The show will be at Siamsa Tire on Wednesday, November 30 as part of the Radio Kerry concert series.

AGM of Moyvane GAA will be held in the Marian Hall on Friday, 2nd December at 8.00pm.

LOCAL History; Folklore and Local History with Tom Dillon- 11:00am – 12:00pm Fri Nov 25th at Listowel Library –

This talk will focus on folklore and using local material from the Schools Folklore Collection will explore some stories and legends associated with Listowel and North Kerry. All Welcome,

ARDFERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY: We will be commencing our Winter Lecture Series on Thursday 24th November at 8pm at Banna Sea Rescue Boathouse (by kind permission). Our first lecture is entitled “Roger Casement’s investigation into the atrocities in the Congo and the fall of the King’s empire”. These lectures are open to the public and all are welcome.

LIGHTS: Launch of Noonan family Christmas Lights on Sunday, November 20 at V94 YH7W with Sam Maguire, Liam McCarthy accompanied by Nickie Quaid and Tadgh Morley.  All welcome.

GREENWAY: Limerick Council will start work on a new Greenway car park at Station Road, Newcastle West in early 2023. Design teams have been appointed to design Greenway Hubs at the Ardagh Stationhouse and the Abbeyfeale Railway Goods Shed.

SHEEP FARMERS:  An open day will be held at Cotters Organic Farm, Dromtrasna V94A3H3 on Saturday, November 19 from 11-1pm with demonstrations on the Cotter Crate, a Teagasc Organic Specialist and the Organic Trust on the inspection process.

GRANT: The government has November 15 announced that the €50 million vacant-property scheme is to be expanded to include remote rural areas and cities.

EU President von der Leyen speaking at the first day of the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia said that the EU will be mobilising €8 billion over the next three years to aid global food security by increasing local production.

KERRY senior footballers, all the way to the All-Ireland final, the minors and under-20s to the semi-finals, and the senior hurlers advancing to Joe McDonagh Cup decider, team expenses rose from €738,448 to €1,445,730 this year to September 30 2022.

LIMERICK All-Ireland SHC winning manager John Kiely, was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by UL recently. President Professor Kerstin Mey, said that it was the highest honour the university can bestow.

WORLD Cup: In 2018, when the World Cup was in Russia, FIFA made more than $4.6bn in revenue.

FIFA pays World Cup host countries’ organising committees, prize money, travel and accommodation for teams and support staff, plus a fund to help develop the sport in the host country after the World Cup has left the country.

FIFA received a $201m award from the US Department of Justice as compensation for losses due to corruption after dozens of top FIFA executives were indicted in 2015.

GUIDANCE Counsellors will celebrate College Awareness Week by holding a Careers Fair on Thursday, November 24 in the MTU Kerry Sports Academy, North Campus, Tralee. Talks will provide parents with information they need to support their son/daughter in making decisions and to help guide them through the various schemes.

DIABETES; Nov. 14, was World Diabetes Day, a disease that causes some 4 million deaths a year, according to the World Health Organization. Approximately seven million people around the world die from heart attacks every year.

THANKS: Breakthrough Cancer Research would like to thank you for the extremely generous donation of €700, they are very grateful for same.  Research continues to try to achieve 100% survival from 100% of cancers.

AGE Friendly support lines are only causing frustration to some people in need of help. Reports of “not able to help you”, is the reply.

ALMOST €5,000 was stolen from a woman living in County Limerick who was fooled by fraudsters.

Scam text advised a woman she was a close contact of a person with Covid and that she had to register for a PCR test.

RTÉ; new current affairs series on television, will be presented by Kerry woman Katie Hannon, who has several local connections.

BOOK: 400 pictures, The Story of Brosna GAA, please email Kay on [email protected].

FORGING THE DANCE’ is the name of a new book written by Fr. Pat Ahern which was launched

on Friday, November 18th, in Siamsa Tíre at 5pm. It is the story of Fr. Pat’s life and achievements as a priest of the Diocese and includes the story of the founding of Siamsa Tíre and the building of the new theatre. The book is on sale now at the Parish Centre, Tralee.

NEW MOON, weather has been much better than the forecast for some time now.

GOVERNOR: Comhghairdeas to Kathy Hochul, making history, elected Governor of New York state,   Kathy is a ‘Kerry Girl’!  Her grandfather John Courtney was born in 1909 at Fahamore Castlegregory.

We find Kathy Hochul’s grandfather John Courtney/Cournane aged 2 with his family at Fahamore, Castlegregory.


TEAGASC: Crush Injuries and Mental Health on Farms. This video is of Aengus Mannion who was crushed by a teleporter. It also on the mental health issues following a serious accident.–safety/video-survivor-stories-/

FODDER: Only successful applicants for the 2022 Fodder Support Scheme are eligible to apply for the 2023 Scheme. Farmers can apply up to midnight on December 5, for the 2023 scheme. Limited to max E1,000 payment.

CRAB shell soil conditioner may benefit horticulture. De Brún Iasc Teo processes spider crabs which are available in Tralee Bay. With up to 350 tonnes of waste shell produced annually it is being used as a horticulture soil conditioner.

POPULATION: United Nations’ estimate that we have reach 8 billion human beings.

The 2 billion number reached just before the Great Depression in 1925, and it took 35 years from there to get to the third billion.

PRAYER: Emmanuel House of Providence, Clonfert, Co. Galway – Healing Service Schedule:

Wednesday 16th November at 8pm ONLINE Prayer on FACEBOOK LIVE.

TOTUS TUUS SCRIPTURE CONFERENCE Live on Radio Maria Ireland from 2pm on Saturday 19th November. Speakers include Sr. Caitriona Kavanagh OP, Brian O’Driscoll (Paving The Way

Home), Fr. John McCarthy (Cloyne Diocese) and Fr.Terence Crotty OP. Radio Maria Ireland can be

Listened to by downloading the Radio Maria Ireland APP, Saorview Channel 210 or listen live at


Killarney; FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD Monday the 21st of November marks the Feast day of the Presentation of the Lord, We would like to mark this day to the Religious Orders of Presentation Sisters and Brothers who served their community so well and with gratitude we thank them most sincerely for their ministry. In November 2021, the last two Nuns left the Presentation Convent to join other communities in Kerry after an era of 230 years in Killarney. Monday

Morning the 10.30am Mass will be offered for their intentions & the Deceased Sisters & Brothers of the Community.

HISTORY: The Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society was founded in 1967 by a group of visionaries who saw the need to raise awareness of the County’s past. Our Society is a voluntary, non-profit-making association. All proceeds from sales of subscriptions and publications are utilised exclusively in the day-to-day running of our activities.

In 1967, the aims of the Society were identified as “the collection, recording, study and preservation of the history and antiquities of Kerry, including the preservation of historical and antiquarian remains, the promotion of scientific excavation and the publication of a journal”.

During the intervening years, those aspirations have expanded to include the nurturing, fostering and promoting of interest in the wider culture and heritage of County Kerry.


JOURNAL of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society/Series 2 Vol 1 (1998)

Articles featured: Revolutionary Movements in Kerry from 1913 to 1923: A Social and Political Analysis (Kieran McNulty)  Kerry Militia Courts Martial: Proceedings of Regimental Courts Martial of the Kerry Militia 1808-1811 (Jane Spring and Valerie McK. Bary)

The Trant Family: KERRY ARCHEOLOGICAL MAGAZINE, Vol. 11, No. 2, March 1914, 237-262 (SM)


Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society/Series 1 Vol 30 (1997)

Selection of articles reproduced from the KERRY ARCHAEOLOGICAL MAGAZINE, published between 1908 – 1920

General Index to Journals 1 – 29. Articles featured:    The Civil Journey – A Cromwellian Record (Matthew J. Byrne)  Some Holy Wells in Valencia and Portmagee (M. J. Delap)

Tobar na Molt (Bligh Talbot-Crosbie, Esq)  Lislaughtin Abbey (M.G. McGelligott, F.R.C.S.)

The Skelligs (S.M)  Kilcrohane (B.B.G.);   Ballycarbery Castle (S.M.) and   Maum-An-Afrinn (S.M.)

The Post Reformation Bishops of Kerry (Rev J.C. O’Ryan, O.P.)

Distinguished Kerrymen (James O’Neill);   Some Old Tralee Notes (S.M.); “Puck” Fair (S.M.)

A Great Kerry Physician (S.M.)


LOCAL Gabriel Fitzmaurice on ‘The Pure Drop’ (1992)

Programme -Pure Drop (The) Programme type Traditional/Folk music

Personalities/Groups Fitzmaurice, Gabriel (1952 -)

Description Poet, author and teacher Gabriel Fitzmaurice from Moyvane, County Kerry, during the recording of the sixth series of RTÉ Television’s traditional Irish music series ‘The Pure Drop’ in January 1992. This series of ‘The Pure Drop’ came from the Pearse Museum in St Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham, County Dublin. Gabriel Fitzmaurice appeared on the first episode broadcast 2 March 1992.


BRAIN-Based Damage

Brain Scarring – Mark Waldman has done research on MRIs of children’s brains. A side by side comparison of the brains of chronic verbal abuse shows physical scarring similar to brains of children living in chronic physical abuse homes.

Corpus Callosum damage – Martin Teicher’s research has shown damage to Corpus Callosum in the brains of verbally abused children. This leads to memory issues, lapses in concentration and attention, and a reduction in creativity. Let me get this straight: we are pushing for more creative children but the bully coaching is counterproductive to that? Maybe us “have more fun” coaches have the puzzle solved.


CRIMES are committed every single day, including murder, theft, and assault. People break into homes and cause countless problems for others. And that’s what we think of when it comes to crimes—people.

But as we’re going to learn, humans aren’t the only culprits. Some of the same crimes for which people have been responsible have also been carried out by animals. Here are 10 of these cases.

by Alex Miller


ADVERTISING: We found 18 examples of false advertising scandals that have rocked big brands — some are still ongoing and not all companies have had to pay up, but each dealt with a fair amount of negative publicity.


The burning of fossil fuels caused 86% of all CO₂ emissions during the past ten years.

To bring down high fossil fuel prices, governments globally are resorting to the very subsidies they agreed to phase out. These subsidies cut fuel costs for consumers by fixing the price at petrol pumps, for example.

After a noticeable dip in 2020, fossil fuel subsidies expanded in 2021


TG4: NUA – Dé Máirt @ 21:30- Opry le Daniel ar Turas is going to the Royal Theatre in Waterford for series 12. Eight programmes packed with the best of Country Music and hosted by the King of Country, Daniel O’Donnell. We welcome Karan Casey and Foster & Allen to Opry for the first time this year and we are joined by music legends such as Margo, Mick Flavin, Eleanor Shanley, Des Willoughby, Jimmy Buckley, Michael English, Derek Ryan and many more. We will also pay tribute and remember the songs of Joe Dolan on the 15th anniversary of his death.


Find out about Mary Hare, whose led the way in the field of deaf education in the 1920s.


NASA’s Artemis 1 mission heads to the moon after successful launch


Confirmation – a Journey with your Child’ Webinar. The Diocese of Kerry will

host a Confirmation webinar on Wednesday Nov 23rd for all parents and

guardians of 5th and 6th class children. The guest speaker is Kate Liffey, parent,

teacher and chaplain, based in Birr, Co. Offaly. Register for the webinar on


BUILDER: THE HIGH COURT has appointed an interim examiner to a construction company that is currently building over 360 social housing units at five different sites in Ireland.

——————- Firm’s difficulties have been caused by the 33% rise in the cost of building materials the industry has experienced since 2020.




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