Knockanure Notes – 11/6/24 « Athea & District Notes (2024)

SCHOOL: Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure: our Astro Turf Opening Day will be rescheduled on June 14th at 1pm.

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

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

ST PIO devotions at Castleisland on June 11th 2024 – (Second Tuesday).

SEARCH, a further attempt to find Jack Keane, who has been missing for the past three years, will be undertaken on June 15th. Meeting at the Hall at 9.30am and making way to the water tower for 10.00am.The organisers are appealing to anyone who can spare a few hours to come along and help.

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

CEMETERY Masses: Glin Church Grounds: 9th June at 2pm, Kilfergus Cemetery 16th June at 2pm and Kinnard Cemetery 17th June at 7.30pm.

DEATH of Maurice O’Flaherty, Coil, Listowel, on June 2nd, 2024, son of the late Tom and Mary and brother of the late Morgan. Maurice is survived by his wife Caroline, sister Mary, nieces Caroline and Marie, grandnephew Lorcan, brother-in-law Maurice, sisters-in-law Anne, Norma and Monica.

Funeral arriving at St. Teresa’s Church, Ballydonoghue, on Wednesday with the Requiem Mass for Maurice being celebrated at 2.30 pm, followed by burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

DEATH of Christina O’Hanlon nèe Hynes, Finnoe, Ballyhahill, on 6th June 2024. Survived by her husband Patrick, son Brian and daughter Carol, son in law Jeremy, brothers, brother in law, sisters in law, nephews, and nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jeffrey Bradshaw, Sr. Helen Keane, Willie Buckley, Gerald Tierney, Sr. Borgia Shanahan, Nancy Hannon, Fr. Moss O Connell,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.8th June’24- Moyvane- Biker’s Mass at 2pm and mass for Gerald Kennelly (2nd Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.9th June’24 Knockanure for Denis & Nancy Flaherty (Aniv.’s) at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for Pa Joe McEnery (4th Aniv.) Tubertoreen at 11am

Tues.11th June’24 Moyvane a Private Intention at 10am; Wed.12th June’24 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10am; Thur.13th June’24 Moyvane for Nora & Joseph O’Connor & their infant Children Sheila, Mary & Ann, & son in law Pascal O’Rourke (Aniv.’s) at 10am; Fri.14th June’24 Knockanure a Private Intention at 10am, and mass for Nancy Hannon (1st Aniv.) at 7pm; Sat.15th June’24 Moyvane for Denny Flaherty (1st Aniv.) at 7.30pm; Sun.16th June’24 Knockanure for Former members of the Tidy Towns, Knockanure at 9.30am, and mass Moyvane for Michael Flaherty (Aniv.) at 11am.

2nd Collection at Masses this weekend 8th& 9th June for Family Services & Accord. Offertory envelopes available for collection in the Parish Office.

MASS: National Carers Week,Mass will be offer up for all carers and for the people they care for on Monday 10th June the 10.30am in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel– especially those living inListowel and north Kerry.

FEAST of St. Colmcille (Columba) is celebrated on Sunday 9th June. Born in Donegal he founded monasteries in Derry and Swords, Co Dublin before he travelled to the island of Iona. He is patron saint both of Ireland and Scotland. Feast of St. Anthony of Padua is celebrated on Thursday 13th June. The great Franciscan preacher, born in Portugal in 1195, he died at Padua in Italy in 1231.

Patron saint of those who travel.

JUNE, the month of the Sacred Heart, and all about centring our lives on Christ, according to Mother Teresa.

CHARITY CHOIR CONCERT: In aid of Lebanon Trust (Ireland), featuring St. John’s Church

Choir, Kerry Chamber Choir & the Kerry School of Music Orchestra, Sunday, 16thJune in St. John’s Church, Castle St., at 7.00pm. (Doors open at 6.30pm) Tickets €10, available at the door on the night.

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

DANCE Classes every Tuesday night in June from 8:15 to 10PM in McHales Function Room, Causeway, Mentor, Norella Mary Molyneaux.

DANCE: Social Dancing in Ballybunion every Tuesday night at 7.30pm.

GAA KNOCKANURE Lotto Results from Tuesday May 28th. Jackpot was €7,900. Numbers Drawn: 13, 15, 23, and 27. No winner but lucky dips went to: 1. James Moore, Tralee; 2. Sinead and Orla Greaney, Kilmorna; 3. Timmie Keane, Moyvane; 4. Mary and Con Lane, Beenanaspug, and 5. M & D Collins, Lissaniska. Moyvane U13’s who lost to Finuge recently.

GAA Ballydonoghue fundraising Night of Champions takes place on Friday, June 14th at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Tralee.Gates open at 6.30 p.m. First race at 7.45.

SPLIT the Bucket: Knockanure Parents Association, May winner Eileen Kennelly won E294,next draw on 26thof June.

ST JOHNS: Wed 12th Theatre- Pride and Prejudice; Sat 15thChildren- Cruinniu Na nOg, 18thto 20thAlice in Wonderland at 6pm, details from 068 22566.

TINTEAN Ballybunion; Timeless and Irish on 12th June 2024.

SIAMSA in Tralee, The Musical 2, Mary Byrne returns to her roots to share her incredible story in her own words, live on-stage on Fri 14th June 2024 @8pm – 10pm with interval.

RARE Disease; MTU Tralee will host the All-Ireland Rare Disease Interdisciplinary Research Network symposium on June 10 from 11am-4:30pm. Open to anyone living with or interested in rare diseases. In Ireland, an estimated 410,000 are affected with rare diseases, 70% are children and young people.

LIBRARY: From Saturday, June 8 children are invited to visit their local Kerry library and collect a Summer Stars Reading Challenge card to track their reading, be in with a chance to win a prize.

WOMEN: The County Council is to invite expressions of interest for the development of a commemorative and artistic piece to honour the role played by women in Kerry during the revolutionary period between 1912 and 1923.


BOOK: Literary Festival in Dingle a special event for Saturday July 20, Colm Tóibín to launch his latest book, ‘Long Island’ at The Blasket Centre from 7pm.

EXAMS: 1,805 students across Kerry did their Leaving Certificate exams, this year. 2,213 began their Junior Certificate exams. 127 students sat the first of their Leaving Cert Applied exams.

ROSARY: The Rosary and other prayers will be recited on Main Street Killarney on the 13th June at 3 p.m. The Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be present and we invite all to come and join us in praying for our country and for the world.

FESTIVAL: John Moriarty Festival, June 21-23, A 3-day festival celebrating the life and works of Moyvane-born writer and thinker, John Moriarty. We extend an open invitation to all to join ‘A Way to Wonder’, a free community event taking place in the Church of the Assumption Moyvane on June 21 at 7.30pm, to mark the opening of the festival and launch a new collection of John’s writings, John Moriarty Grounded in Story.Special guests and speakers include Fr. Pat Aherne, Tommy Tiernan, and editors of the collection Amanda Carmody & Mary McGillicuddy. More information

KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK Open Day & Muckross House 60th Anniv on Friday 14th June .

KILLARNEY AND THE RAILWAY” Lecture will be given by Oliver Doyle in the Killarney Library on Thurs 13th June at 7pm. Oliver will direct an outing to the Railway Station on Sat 15th June, gathering at the Courthouse at 2.30pm . All Welcome.

SCHOOL: As part of the redevelopment of the Primary School Curriculum, NCCA is running a public consultation on five Draft Primary Curriculum Specifications in Arts Education; Modern Foreign Languages in the Primary Language Curriculum; Social and Environmental Education; Science, Technology and Engineering Education; and Wellbeing. Since March 9th, NCCA has been meeting with teachers, school leaders, parents, children and other stakeholders through in-person and online focus groups, and hearing their views on the proposals. In addition, a consultation event was held in Croke Park last month, bringing together a wide range of voices to discuss and debate the different proposals.

PRAYER: This is amazing! Irish Dominican priests and lay Catholics in the United States joined in praying the rosary using a new video portal connecting New York City and Dublin, Ireland.

The video portal shows a live stream of each city where passersby can connect with people in real-time from different locations. The NYC portal is located in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, while the portal in Dublin resides on O’Connell Street, one of the city’s primary streets. Additional portals reside in Lituania and Poland.


ELECTION: No public transport to many count centres.

TUSLA Kerry are seeking Foster Carers from across the county. Information evenings: Wednesday 12th June, 11 am–12noon in the Listowel Family Resource Centre, John B Keane Road V31 EC62.More info. or to register freephone 1800 226 771 or email[emailprotected]

FILM Course: Kerry College is having the Content Development for Film and Television course on again in September 2024. Prospective students can visit the Kerry College website or for more information. Involved in the course among others are Mr. Maurice Sweeney, Mr. Owen O’Donnell, Mr. Con O’Sullivan, Mr. John Herlihy, and local man Gerard Barrett, a director, writer, and producer.

SUMMER MARKET Ballybunion opened Saturday 1st June until Saturday 31st August from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

DESMOND CASTLE NCW and Listowel Castle now open.Further information 06977408.

ARTS Festival Ballybunion, poetry competition; Deadline is 30th June.

DRAWING AND NATURE WORKSHOP with Lisa Fingleton in Ballybunion Library on Saturday 15th June from 10 to 1 p.m. for ages 3 – 13. Phone 068 27615/[emailprotected]to book.

FILM Maker: Kerry County Council Filmmaker in Residence 2024 – Jesse Gilbert

Community groups who are interested in one-day, or a series of workshops, and also emerging filmmakers who would like to avail of one-to-one mentoring, are invited to get in contact with Jesse by emailing him at[emailprotected]

Kerry County Council Writer in Residence 2024 – Emer Fallon. Emer is available to offer writing advice and feedback to individuals and groups of all writing levels and experience. To organise a session with Emer email her at[emailprotected].Visual Artists Ireland Artist Curatorial Support Programme for Kerry Based Artists . An online curatorial support programme comprising three individual online clinics with either curator Valeria Ceregini or Dermot Browne (scheduled at one month intervals June – October). Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 12th June

More details (

MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGES: 18th—25th Sept 2024. Cost €510. For further information contact Tom Collins: 086 8380406. Group Leader: Maura Harksen. Spiritual Director: Fr. Francis Nolan, 11th September for 7 nights.Return flights from Cork to Dubrovnik, 7 nights in Hotel Dubrovnik. Breakfast & Dinner each day. Full Religious Programme. €879, per person sharing. Optional: Travel insurance and single supplement. Joe Walsh guides and representative throughout. For details & bookings contact: Maura O’Keeffe Harcksen (Tralee) on 087 151 7696 or 066 7127143.

ASDEE Memory Lane;

MILK: The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland (DCNI) has said it will “raise a glass” to the dairy sector this World Milk Day, which takes place tomorrow (Saturday, June 1).

The theme of this year’s World Milk Day is nutrition, with the sector highlighting dairy as a nutrient-rich food and an essential part of balanced diets, the DCNI said. Chief executive of the DCNI, Ian Stevenson, said farming families work all year to produce high-quality milk.


BLOOM: Bord Bia Bloom 2024 attracted more than 100,000 visitors to Dublin’s Phoenix Park over the June Bank Holiday weekend. The country’s largest garden festival, which celebrated its 18th birthday this year, included 22 show and feature gardens, 13 postcard gardens and 18 nursery displays on a 70ac site. Over 100 of Ireland’s leading food and drink producers were also present for the five-day event.


GARDEN Fete at Rathfredagh Cheshire Home on Sunday 7thof July.

Garden:Sow French beans, peas, beetroot, carrots, kohlrabi, endive, lettuce, radishes, runner beans, swedes, turnips and courgettes in batches. Some apples may have the “June drop” where the tree drops excess fruit. After this it is worth thinning the tree out if the branches are still overcrowded. Protect soft fruit plants with netting if they are getting a lot of attention from birds.

Keep pinching off the side shoots of your tomatoes, and keep an eye out for pests such as aphids, whitefly and red spider mite, if you are raising them in the greenhouse

SWIM: Open Water Swim Programmes: Swim Ireland’s Open Water Programmes aim to build your confidence in the water, from wherever you are now, to wherever it is you dream of going on your open water journey. There are a number of upcoming programmes in Munster, including two locations in Limerick; Glin & Castleconnell. For more information and booking info queries, email[emailprotected]

FUN Afternoon: Sunday 14th July at 12 noon at Glin Pier. Glin Community Singing Group with Bernie Hayes are holding a fun afternoon of Song & Music to raise funds for Foynes Search & Rescue & the RNLI.

TRIBUTE to Fr Ahern, a person with a well known name, objected by saying; You had no permission to record this event. Posting this material on youtube is a publication of material that you do not own. The tribute is now removed from youtube.


Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 – 1954) Sat 15 May 1880 Page 4


A man

named Thomas O’Connor, from Rathkeale, county Limerick, or Askeaton, had been cured. He had been using a wooden leg, fastened to his knee, for the last nine years. On his first visit to Knock he was enabled, with the aid of a stick which he had, to walk away from the scene, leaving the wooden leg behind him. Another young man, George Culhane, from Rathkeale, county Limerick, had his knee

dislocated. The knee was inflamed and quite stiff. He was now, however, as active in his limbs as any man in Ireland, and walked as gracefully as a young officer. One of the most remarkable case, however, he considered, -was that of a man who had a ‘ polypus in his throat. He had been to three or four physicians in his own locality, but they could HOT frnderAtand it. One of

the most celebratedphysicians in Cork (ArchdeaconCavanagh had forgotten his name) had visited Culhane, and by means of some reflecting instrument was enabled to see down his throat, and he saw that it was a polypus that was inside it, and advised that to save the man’s life it would be necessary to perform an operation, either internally or externally, and that either would be most dangerous. The father, unwilling that his son should ; run this risk, brought him to Knock about last Sunday three weeks. Archdeacon Cavanagh ————————– more at


The Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 – 1942) Sat 5 Feb 1898 Page 3


The Rev. John Fitzmaurice, D.D., Rector of the Theological Seminary of St. Charles

Borromeo, at Overbrook, has been appointed Coadjutor to the Bishop of Erie, United

States. He was born at Newtownsandes, County Kerry, Ireland, in February, 1839.

When he was 15 years of ago he entered law offices in Dublin, and studied there for four years, at the end of which he went to the States, where he studied for the priesthood. On December 22, 1862, he was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Wood. The rev. gentleman has numerous

relations living in the County of Kerry.


Queensland Times (Ipswich, Qld. : 1909 – 1954)

Mon 3 Mar 1947 Page 4



MRS. J. MULVIHILL Mrs. Johanna Mulvihill, 55 Pine-street, North Ipswich, who passed away on February 24, was born at Newtownsandes, County Kerry, Ireland in 1862. She was married In Ireland and sailed for Australia on the S.S. Duke of Buccleuch, arriving in September, 1883. She lived In Ipswich for a number of years, also Toowoomba, Lowood, Macalister, and other towns on the western line, finally returning to North Ipswich, where she resided for the last 42 years. Mrs. Mulvihill was buried in the Ipswich Cemetery on Wednesday. Monsignor Baldwin officiated.


WEATHER: The impacts of El Nino and La Nina are almost a mirror image in the Southern Hemisphere. Chile and Argentina tend to get drought during La Nina, while the same phase leads to more rain in the Amazon. Australia had severe flooding during the last La Nina. La Nina also favors the Indian monsoon, meaning above-average rainfall. The effects aren’t immediate, however. In South Asia, for example, the changes tend to show up a few months after La Nina has officially appeared.


Why You’re So Bad at Giving and Receiving Compliments

Over a decade ago, I remember reading a story that stuck with me. I think it was connected to the famous Harvard Study on Adult Development that studied a group of men across their lifetimes, but I can no longer find the reference. A much-beloved doctor, upon his retirement, was given a notebook filled with letters of praise and appreciation from his patients. After he received it, he put it up in his attic, and never opened it or read the letters.


DEATHS: The analysis suggests there were 52 excess deaths in 2020 and 1,026 in 2021.

There were 33,870 deaths in 2020 compared to an expected 33,818. In 2021, a total of 34,844 deaths were registered, up from the expected 33,818.

It is the third report on excess mortality in Ireland during the pandemic, each of which used separate data and employed different methods for calculation coming up with different results.


Brett & Kate McKay • June 6, 2023 • Last updated: June 3, 2024

50 Amazing, Rarely-Seen Photos From World War II

When you take a step back from it, modern war is genuinely bizarre. Nation-states, formed by drawing arbitrary lines on a map, fight it out over abstract principles of sovereignty, democracy, fascism, etc., and do so by trying to conquer pieces of one another’s territory and having young men in the prime of their lives kill each other until one party cries uncle.


NORMANDY: weather observations by Maaureen Sweeneyat Blacksod Point, Co. Mayo in 1944 changed the timings of the D-Day landings, Maureen Sweeney, nee Flavin born Knockanure, died aged 100 on 17th December 2023. On June 6, 1944, under the command of General Dwight Eisenhower, hundreds of thousands of American, British, Canadian and free French soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy, which were heavily defended by German fortifications. There were over 10,000 casualties among the young men who landed on the beaches that day. Nearly 5,000 people, more than half Americans, gave their lives, dying in the effort to create a beachhead from which France would be freed from the grip of German occupation.


COUNCIL Man; He now earns 140 pounds ($220) a month working every other week for the city as a laborer. He gets no pay for being a member of the council, just his expenses. He has no office at City Hall and no home phone, and on the second anniversary of his election he was at home, sitting in a tattered armchair watching television and frying sausages for lunch.

His term was up in 1990 and he was confident of being reelected – he wasn’t.

“People voted for me because they like me.” he said. “They don’t like the other politicians.”

Leeside Balladeer, Jimmy Crowley wrote and performed a song in honour of Cllr. Bernie Murphy’s life and times ‘Here I Am Says Bernie Murphy’ and you can hear it with a click on the link here:

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FREE Ireland: Lessons for American Zionism from the “Free Ireland” Cause

In the early twentieth century, American Zionists were inspired by what they saw as parallels with the political objectives of Irish nationalists.


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