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Thurs 13th January 2022 Vol. 14 Issue 27


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Catriona Daly, David Doherthy, Maeve Daly, Sean Óg Daly and Aoibhinn Daly at the Ballylongford Tidy Towns Walk during Christmas. Photo by Helen Lane

Former Ballyduff hurling great John O Carroll with his greyhound No Nonsense at Ballybeggan Park, Tralee on Boxing Day. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Relaxing during the break at Abbeyfeale Coursing were Ballybunion men Micheál McMahon and Paul O Connor. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Liz, Jim, & Bryan Dunn from Athea at The Listowel Arms Hotel New Years Eve

Fergus Keane and Mike Shine from Listowel who were representing bookmaker Berkie Browne at the Tralee coursing meeting on Stephen’s Day. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Jimmy Browne, White Sands Hotel, Ballyheigue presenting a memorial cup to Michael Leane chairman of the local races committee recently to honour the late Brendan Guerin at their Christmas meeting. Also included are Mike O Halloran, Sean Keane and Noel Brassil. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Walkers of Kilflynn City Walking Club who took part in the Annual St Stephens Day Walk 5 & 10K at Crotta GAA Hurling Club, to raise funds for Kerry Cancer Support Group. Photo Joe Hanley

Doing some shopping in Tralee before Christmas were Mike Guerin from Ballyduff with his daughter Amanda also Lauryn Goggin and her son Keithan. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Owen Moriarty outside The Listowel Cinema before it’s recent closure

Thomas McElligott, Fozzy Forristal and Patrick O’Connell of Kilflynn City Walking Club who took part in the Crotta GAA Hurling Club, Kilflynn on St Stephen’s Day. Photo Joe Hanley

Youths under a watchful eye enjoying the fun of the fair recently in Listowel. Photo Moss Joe Browne

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NEW BOOK ON THE HISTORY OF THE CROSBIES OF KERRY AND BEYOND

A book on the story of the Crosbies of North Kerry and beyond, ‘The Crosbies of Cork, Kerry, Laois and Leinster’ by Tarbert author Michael Christopher Keane has recently been launched.

PRES LISTOWEL TEACHER BRIAN COFFEY RECEIVES PRESIDENT’S AWARD

The Crosbies were the big landlords of Ardfert, Ballyheigue Abbeydorney and Ballylongford for around three centuries. The stories include the notoriety of William Talbot-Crosbie of Ardfert or ‘Billy the Leveller’ as he was known, the mystery surrounding the Crosbie involvement in the Danish silver robbery in Ballyheigue and the glamorous Ardfert couple, Lady Diana Sackville and John Crosbie, Earl of Glandore. The destruction of the Crosbies’ two big Kerry mansions, Ballyheigue Castle and Ardfert Abbey, during the War of Independence and the Civil War is also discussed in detail. This is Keane’s third book. His first book, ‘From Laois to Kerry’ (2016), tells the story of the forced transplantation to North Kerry of the Laois Septs, Moores, Kellys, Lawlors, Dowlings, Dees, etc. and the continuing presence of their descendants in the county. His second book ‘The Earls of Castlehaven’ (2018) tells the story of the exotic in-laws of the Crosbies, one of whom, the 2nd Earl of Castlehaven, was sensationally executed for crimes of sexual depravity. All three books are available in local bookshops in North Kerry and Limerick, online at omahonys.ie or directly from the author mjagkeane@gmail.com

AISLING AND THE CITY COMES TO LISTOWEL!

#aislings #event #irsihfiction #newyorkcity #winterseries Listowel Writers’ Week Winter Series presents ‘Aisling and the City’, January 29th 2022 at 8pm, at Listowel Arms Hotel Want to beat the Christmas shopping queues? Do you prefer to shop local? Would you like to treat yourselves or someone else to beat the January blues? Want to do all three? On 29th January 2022 at 8pm the ballroom of the Listowel Arms Hotel will be buzzing with cheerful banter as Sarah Breen and Emer McLysaght engage in chatty conversation with Deidre Walsh about all things Aisling. Tickets are pre-bookable before 7pm on Saturday 29th January but please note that ticket sales will not be available at the door. In accordance with current Covid19 restrictions, the wearing of masks will be mandatory at this event and Covid Certificates will need to be presented at the door. Please contact the Listowel Arms Hotel to avail of their special offers for this event, 068 21500 - pre-show dinner €30 per person, dinner, bed and breakfast €79 per person sharing. For further information please telephone (068) 21074 as we look forward to welcoming you to this event. Kindly sponsored by the Arts Council, Fáilte Ireland and Kerry County Council.

Presentation Secondary School Listowel received very good news this week as Principal Katherina Broderick announced that Mr Brian Coffey, teacher at the school received a Civic Merit Award from President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. Mr Coffey received the Gaisce Leader President’s Award for his commitment to voluntary service in supporting young people in Pres Listowel through their Gaisce Award challenges for over 5 years. Over a quarter of a million Gaisce Awards have been achieved since Gaisce was launched in 1985 as a national youth award and is the ‘highest recognition of a young person’s initiative, achievement and voluntary contribution’. Mr Coffey was credited for his role in supporting, encouraging and believing in the students of Presentation Listowel and their potential to be the best version of themselves. The award Mr Coffey received recognises that he is a leader who acts a trusted mentor and has had immeasurable success in leading the programme in the school over the years. The award was presented to Mr Coffey recently by Ms Broderick who said ‘it was an honour to make the presentation and acknowledge the support, encouragement and commitment, which Mr Coffey has shown in leading the Gaisce programme in the school. Mr Coffey is acknowledged for the effort he makes to afford students the opportunity to achieve and learn about themselves while they complete the Gaisce challenge’.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT VACANCIES IN LISTOWEL

No 1 - Caretaker & General Maintenance - 2 Positions Location: St John’s Theatre & Art Centre Listowel & 1 Position with Kerry Parents & Friends Association Listowel No 2 - Care Assistant - 3 positions Location: Kerry Parents & Friends Association, Listowel No 3 - Health & Safety Assistant - 1 position Location: Family Resource Centre, Listowel

No 4 - Caretaker & General Maintenance - 2 Positions Location: 1 x Knockanure Community Centre & 1 x Finuge Development No 5 - Environmental Worker - 2 Positions Location – Listowel Tidy Towns For eligibility you need to be in receipt of a social welfare payment for a minimum of one year. The positions are Community Employment and subject to DEASP guidelines Hours: 19.5 per week for each position. CV & PPS No. to: info@listowelareace.ie

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LISTOWEL WRITERS’ WEEK ANNOUNCE PRIZE INCREASE FOR NOVEL OF THE YEAR

Listowel Writers’ Week announce an increase to €20,000 for the winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award 2022. Listowel Writers’ Week is absolutely delighted that Kerry Group has significantly increased the prize fund. It is wonderful news for Irish novelists. This award is for the best Novel by an Irish author published between 1st February 2021 and 1st February 2022. Submissions are now being invited for the 2022 award. The adjudicators for this year’s Award are: Award-winning journalist Manveen Rana and Award-winning British writer Rachel Joyce. Catherine Keogh, Chief Corporate Affairs and Brand Officer, Kerry Group commented “Kerry Group is proud to encourage and reward brilliance in Ireland’s writers through this partnership with Listowel Writers’ Week Literary Award. Steeped in literary tradition, Ireland’s creative fires continue to burn bright and as a company celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2022, we are delighted to play our part in celebrating the immense talent that Ireland has to offer.” Winner of the 2021 Award was presented to Anakana Schofield for her novel “Bina.” A short-list of 5 novels will be announced in March 2022 and the Winner will be presented with their prize at the Opening Ceremony of Listowel Writers’ Week Literary Festival on Wednesday the 1st June 2022. Speaking about the Award, Festival Chairperson Catherine Moylan stated: “We are delighted to continue to support and promote Irish writers with this internationally acclaimed award. It has become one of the highlights of our festival every year and with Kerry Group celebrating its 50th birthday next year; it’s guaranteed to be a cause for extra celebration.” The Closing Date for receipt of submissions to Listowel Writers’ Week is 1st February 2022.

PIGOTT POETRY PRIZE ANNOUNCES 2022 COMPETITION

The Annual Pigott Poetry Prize, presented at Listowel Writers’ Week, is in its 9th year and is awarded for the best book of new poetry by an Irish poet published between 1st February 2021 and 1st February 2022. The winner will receive the country’s largest prize of €12,000 and the two shortlisted finalists each receive €1,000. Closing date for receipt of collections is Tuesday 1st February 2022. The Prize is sponsored by Philanthropist Mark Pigott KBE & Family who shared, “It is a blessing to be able to support this wonderful literary award and recognise the leading poets of Ireland and showcase the beauty, diversity and strength of Irish Poetry.” This year’s adjudicators are UK Poets Maura Dooley & Mark Waldron. A shortlist of three poetry books will be revealed in March 2022 and the winner will be announced at the Opening Ceremony of Listowel Writers’ Week on the 1st June 2022. Festival Chairperson, Catherine Moylan commented, “The Pigott Poetry prize is one of Ireland’s most significant poetry prizes. We are delighted to celebrate Irish Poetry and shine a light on talented poets through the generous Pigott Poetry Prize. We are very grateful to Mark Pigott and his family for this award.”

MAYOR OF KERRY CLLR. JIMMY MOLONEY WELCOMES €910,000 FUNDING FOR LISTOWEL

Mayor of Kerry Cllr. Jimmy Moloney has welcomed the announcement of €910,000 in Rural Regeneration and Development Funding (RRDF) for Listowel as 1 of 27 projects nationally that were announced. The Listowel project seeks to reposition The Square as central economic hub of the town. Funding will be targeted the at the renewal of the Town Square, provision of a tourism, cultural and heritage hub, repurposing of underused spaces in the town centre as enterprise spaces and connection of the North Kerry Greenway with the town centre. Kerry County Council will commit almost €180,000 from own resources to this phase of the plan. This funding is possible as a result of monies raised from the Local Property Tax.

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL – WINNERS IN MTU SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN COMPETITION

Third Year students from Presentation Secondary School, Listowel, claimed first prize in ‘BIOBODY’, a sustainable body product design competition in conjunction with Science Foundation Ireland and The Circular Bioeconomy Research Group (CIRCBIO) at Munster Technological University (MTU). The winning team members Eimear Buckley, Noelle Dillon, Meabh Kennelly and Katie Trant were presented with their award by Ms Eve Savage, MTU Programme Manager. At the award presentation Eve noted that each of the entries from Presentation Listowel were very impressive and that the winning submission from Eimer, Noelle, Meabh & Katie which they entitled ‘Urtica Rubi’ was exceptional! All participants were presented with certificates from MTU on the day. The ‘BIOBODY’ project encourages students to engage in an interactive design sprint, working in teams, they create new biobased product ranges for the personal care industry. Students learn about the bioeconomy and the European funded associated projects. The programme focuses on the use of biobased ingredients, technologies and packaging solutions and the myriad of career opportunities that the bioeconomy presents. Students also develop transversal skills such as teamwork, creativity, and communication with the support of engaging presentations and design tools delivered by the CIRBIO team. Students in the school have performed very well in similar workshops with MTU in recent years as the initiative was initially introduced into the school as part of the Transition Year programme and is now an integral part the school extracurricular calendar. Ms Norma Dowling, lead teacher for the programme in Pres. Listowel said ‘students found the experience both interesting and enjoyable and that it provided them with great inspiration for their own product. It helped them understand the bioeconomy and to see the advantages of the circular economy. They felt that it was a revelation to learn how they could use everyday nature, that is all around them, to provide a product that will not harm nature or increase climate change, an issue that is especially important for all involved’. Pictured: Katie Trant, Noelle Dillion, Meabh Kennelly & Eimear Buckley (winners of ‘BIOBODY’, a sustainable body product design competition in conjunction with Science Foundation Ireland and The Circular Bioeconomy Research Group (CIRCBIO) at Munster Technological University (MTU)) Norma Dowling (TY coordinator Pres Listowel) Eve Savage, MTU Programme Manager, Catherine Kennedy & Jessica Keane (Science Teachers, Pres Listowel)

Listowel Writers’ Week takes place 1st – 5th June 2022.

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CAROLINE’S DÓTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS CAROLINE’S POD OF POSITIVITY I would like to wish all my readers a very Happy, Healthy, and Positive New Year. Welcome to my weekly column where you will find little tips, tools and information that help to maintain a life of health, wellness, love, and gratitude while incorporating dóTerra’s essential oils into your daily routine. I personally do not like to make New Year’s resolutions, but I do like to make small changes and set goals for the new month ahead. My goal for January is to focus on the word ‘Positivity’ so that when faced with challenges or obstacles, the key is to remain positive while going through these changes. Positive thoughts allow us to keep a healthy mindset and live life for the better while going about our day-to-day chores and incorporating DóTerra’s essential oils into your daily routine will also help keep your positivity in flow. My Trio-Kit of Lemon Lavender and Peppermint is the perfect choice to get you started on your dóTerra journey this month, and while each of the oils have many uses and benefits to the body, this trio-kit works perfectly to keep us positive and full of energy. This Trio-Kit is only €30. DóTerra is the World Leader in essential oils and wellness products. These essential oils come from plants that are handpicked & harvested by farmers in over 45 countries worldwide. DóTerra now have a plant in Blarney Business Park in County Cork which is the first manufacturing facility outside of the United States and serves as dóTerra’s European Headquarters. They distil many of the oils in this plant and can produce up to 80 bottles a minute and all their products and essential oils can be purchased from Caroline’s Pod of Positivity. As a Wellness Advocate, I know how these essential oils can support the Body, the Mind, and the Mood, and I’m very grateful to have helped and supported so many people on their journey with DóTerra and my Pod of Positivity. These oils can be used in three different ways: Topically – applying them on to our skin with or without a carrier oil. Aromatically – by placing two to three drops into a cold-water diffuser and diffusing these oils in our homes, classrooms, offices, salons or places of work and business. And the third way is taking the oils Internally – by adding them to your favourite food, waters, or drinks, or simply by taking one drop under the tongue daily. The oils are a natural solution to care for our needs and our family’s health needs and they can support us in many of the following that we experience from time to time such as: Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Grief, Allergies, Digestive Issues, Sleep, Muscle Pain, Energy, Skin Support, Immunity and so much more. For extra positivity and well-being, be sure to Like or Follow my Facebook page ‘Caroline’s Pod of Positivity’ where I have information and videos on all dóTerra’s essential oils. My live videos are also a great source of information along with my son Master Brody’s lives on Monday nights and I can be reached on the number below to help and support you on your journey to wellness and positivity. My addition of ‘Caroline’s Fashion Fix’ on Facebook is a must for all women to join, where I’ll be bringing you the fabulous clothing collection from the French label Captain Tortue. This beautiful collection is designed for all of us women to wear and promotes wellness and body confidence. Captain Tortue is the Number One European Leader of Fashion sold in the home. To arrange an appointment or to see the full collection contact me on the number below Until next time, I leave you with our thought for the week, ‘If it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change you’. Caroline - Tel: 087 292 1292

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Noreen Mc Evoy, Violet Dalton and Phil Guerin painstakingly designed and created this beautiful mosaic from tiny pieces of coloured glass. When it was completed, they presented it to the Listowel Hospice. It was recently mounted on the exterior wall of the new extension to Listowel District Hospital. Helen Duggan and Sr Margaret of Listowel Hospice group were on hand to thank Noreen and Violet for their very generous gift, which can now be admired and enjoyed by all.

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SAN RITA WELLNESS

Welcome to San Rita Wellness weekly column… Welcome to San Rita Wellness weekly column

Happy new year to all our readers. At this stage Christmas is well and truly over ..or is it? It’s well proven that it can take a while for people to get back into the healthy habits. This year especially we are hearing of many people who are holding on to Christmas a little bit longer by not taking down the Christmas tree etc to help keep them motivated and in good spirits. That’s all well and good if it works for the right reasons, but it may have other implications also. For example, it may influence your food choices, your ability in being more active etc. So if you want to make a fresh start and want to see and feel better, it’s important to maybe shift your mindset in a way that will motivate you in developing a healthier lifestyle. Over the years we have seen a lot of our San Rita Wellness members losing weight for many different reasons like an occasion coming up such as a wedding, communion, confirmation or a holiday. However in the times we are all now going through these kind of things are unlikely to happen or more uncertain to happen. So now it’s time to shift our mindset, and focus on how making lifestyle changes can benefit us in other ways such as better health and wellbeing, which can lead to long term sustainable weight loss. Watching shows like Operation Transformation and following our San Rita Wellness plan both have common messages about the value of good health and wellbeing. Being guided how to eat healthier, being more active and keeping ourselves in a positive headspace are key to building lifelong helpful habits. EAT HEALTHY: Whether its 3 main meals or 5 smaller meals it doesn’t matter once you feel satisfied and getting a healthy nutritional balance. When we talk about healthy nutritional balance it’s all about not having too much of one thing and not enough of the other. Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day as by skipping breakfast has it’s implications eg. feeling weak, poor concentration and the impulse to pick for the rest of the day. Lunches can get boring if you keep having the same old thing, but as it’s the meal that has to carry you until dinner time we would encourage you to include carbs to help you feel fuller for longer. Dinner is probably one of the easiest meals to get in variety such as Carbs, veg and protein. The golden rule is your plate should mentally be divided in 3 ie. 1/2 veg,1/4 carb and 1/4 protein. BEING ACTIVE: We all know we should be active but that can sometimes be easier said than done. Doing something you enjoy rather than doing something you think you “should” be doing is the key to sticking with physical activity. WELL BEING: What we think determines how we feel and how we feel determines what we do! It’s important that we make time out of our day for ourselves and do something that we will benefit from. Many of you may have a lot going on at home now between working online or/ and home schooling so setting aside 20 minutes or so to do something nice is important for your wellbeing. So, all in all losing weight for an occasion may have worked in the past, but if we want to look good, be healthy and live longer we need to eat healthy, be active and take care of our wellbeing. Our San Rita Wellness ethos is “Eat well, Feel well, Live well“ For extra support and for weekly accountability check us out on Facebook San Rita Wellness or sanritawellness.ie for details of our “ In Person Meetings“ “At Home Service“ or our “One to One Service“ NB - Our weekly “ In Person Meetings “ have reopened in Listowel Community Centre and Ballybunion Health and Leisure Centre every Wednesday . Give us a call on Sandra 087 6718377 Rita 087 1012174 Until next week, Sandra and Rita

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BALLYLONGFORD CHURCH NOTICES The Present Covid protocol Sunday Obligation: If anybody feels sick or unwell you are asked to please avoid attending as the dispensation from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of obligation remain in place for those sick or unwell. One has the choice to watch Mass on Television, listen to it on the radio or on other forms of media. Those who are attending Mass can fulfill their Sunday obligation at any of the weekday Mass if they so wish. Let a weekday Mass be your Sunday worship, at least for another while anyway. Please continue to be alert and open to this new way of attending Church. People attending masses are required to sit 3 per seat. Family groups from the one household may sit together if they so wish but please maintain social distancing at all times. Mass arrangements for the coming Weekend: at St Michael the Archangel Church in Ballylongford are as follows: This Friday morning 14th January at 10am. Vigil mass in Ballylongford is at 7pm and will be offered for the late Anne O’Neill 1st Anniversary Mass. Sunday Morning 16th January at 10.30am will be offered for the Shanahan Family of Graffa. Masses in St Mary’s Asdee are as follows: Thursday 13th January at 10am. Sunday 16th January at 9.30am Mass Streaming: If you wish to watch Masses on the Internet, Masses will be live streamed from St Mary’s Church in Tarbert can now be viewed online just go to the Church website which is stmarystarbert.com Vigil mass on Saturday evenings is at 6pm and Sunday at 11.30am. Also masses are streamed live from St John’s Church Ballybunion by going to St John’s church Ballybunion Facebook page Mass times are Saturday Evening at 7pm and on Sunday at 11.30am you can watch any of these masses on your phone, tablet, computer or smart T.V. Parish Envelopes for 2022: This year, owing to Covid Regulations, it will not be possible to deliver the parish envelopes to every household. The boxes can be collected from the back of each of the churches where they are arranged by townlands. Please note that as there is a new supplier of the envelopes, the numbers will be different to other years. If you cannot find your box, please leave your name and townland in the sacristy or the parish office. The boxes for Clounamon and Tullahinell are in St. Mary’s, Asdee. Please Note: Booking of Masses over the phone is provisional. Further details will be provided by contacting the Parish Office in which the Parish Secretary is available on Friday’s between 9am - 1pm. CHRISTMAS LIGHTS A very special word of Thanks to Patsy & Mena O’Connell & Family of Ballyline and to all the kind people who so gen-

erously supported their Christmas Lights Appeal this year. The Amount raised was €1,353.90 which has been donated this year to the Special Needs School at Nano Nagle School Listowel. So well done and Mile Buiochas to all concerned. G.A.A. SCENE LOTTO RESULTS: Our Weekly Lotto draw Saturday 8th January 2022 @ GAA Grounds. JACKPOT €13,350. Numbers Drawn 9, 11, 24, 30. No Winner. Lucky Dips:- €20: Donal Dineen, Lenamore, Tracy Madigan, Online, Teresa Sheehy, Clounamon, Ann Woulfe, Kilmorna. 3 x Free Tickets: Claire Fennell, Lisselton. Our next Lotto draw will take place on Saturday 15th January with a JACKPOT of €13,400. Tickets can be purchased from our local ticket sellers, Heaphy’s Centra and Online by clicking on link https://play.clubforce.com/ play_newa.asp?ll_id=2338#Anchor Thanks for your continued support!! COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE A Support Line for Older People called ALONE manages a national support line and additional support for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). If you or someone you know needs support, please call the National Support and Referral Line on 0818 222 024 from 8am – 8pm, seven days a week. ALONE operates 365 days a year so they will be there to take your call when you need them most. HOME CARE Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in careers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in career for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 991 6791 or 087 744 0729. Or log on to their website on www. alhomecare.ie BEING NEIGHBOURLY Please remember to be extra vigilant as to the welfare of our elderly neighbours or indeed somebody living alone in these very trying times to make sure they are warm and have food to eat and that they are in good health. PLEASE STAY SAFE AND ENSURE OUR NEIGHBOURS ARE SAFE. INCLUSION OF ITEMS If you wish to submit items for inclusion in the Weekly notes please note that all items must be submitted by 8pm on Sunday evening prior to publication anything later will not guarantee that such items will appear. Items for inclusion can be emailed to either estuaryprint43@gmail.com or estuarytrophies@gmail.com or contact Numbers (068) 43938 or 087 9528919.

BALLYDUFF GAA LOTTO DRAW The Ballyduff GAA Club weekly Lotto draw for Tuesday January 4th was postponed due to Covid 19. The Lotto Jackpot stood at €12,600 and was carried over to the following week’s draw. The Lotto Draw takes place each Tuesday night at the GAA Clubrooms and tickets cost €2.50 each, with a minimum play of €5, and you must pick three numbers from 1 – 28 and a Bonus number from 1 – 10. The Jackpot starts at €10,000 and there is €100 added to it weekly if not won. There is a weekly Match 3 prize of €400 for anyone that matches the first 3 numbers without the bonus number. This prize will be shared if there’s more than one Match 3 winner. For information on the Lotto please get in touch with any Ballyduff GAA Club Officer. Please support and remember “if you are not in you can’t win’. You may also play the Lotto online at www.ballyduffgaa.com.                                                                    CHURCH NEWS       Masses for the week:                   Friday 7.00pm: Sr. Noreen, Sr. Elizabeth & Michael Linnane Saturday 6.30pm: Mass in Causeway  Sunday 11.00am:  Sr. Noreen, Sr. Elizabeth & Michael Linnane Reader: Sunday 16th January Paul McCarthy Ministers of the Eucharist: Sunday 16th January – 11.00am Richard Casey/ Teddy O’Sullivan/Martina O’Mahony Divine  Mercy  Devotions:  Every Sunday - 3pm                                          Eucharist Adoration: Every Thursday New Year Resolution: Exodus 90 is a spiritual exercise for men. Challenging 90-day period, 17th January – Easter Sunday, 2022. See Exodus 90.com to learn more. Zoom information event on Thursday, 6th January – 8.00pm. Meeting ID 4946259738. Passcode 997298 Diocesan Mission 2022: From January 16th to 19th – each day you are invited to join in the mission Talk, Prayer, Mass, Reflection, Prayer, Petition & family time. Speakers: Oisín McConville, Kate Liffey, Fr. Sean McDonagh, Miriam Kerins-Hussey. Register for Moving Forward in Hope on dioceseofkerry.ie Parish Envelopes: have been distributed. If you have not yet received your box, please contact the Parish Office. Please consider using the envelopes – it would be of great benefit to our Parish for the upkeep of our Churches DEATH The death took place of Richard (Dick) McCarthy, Springmount, Killeen, Tralee and formerly of Ballyduff. His Requiem Mass was celebrated in Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee. Burial was in Rahela Cemetery, Ballyduff. Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of the above deceased.

Enjoying a lovely afternoon at the Ballyheigue Races last week were Eileen Whelan, John Bosco McMahon, Nicola Maloney and Tom Lawlor. Photo Moss Joe Browne

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WIN A CAR Would you like to win a 221 BMW 3 series M Sport? Ballyduff Hurling & Football Club is embarking on a major fundraising draw. Tickets cost €20 and are available online at www.ballyduffgaa.com. Tickets are also available from Shops & businesses locally, Club Officers, players and coaches. Ballyduff GAA have committed to donate 10% of all profits from the fundraiser to the Kerry Hospice Foundation. The proceeds of the draw will go to the provision of a community walkway and upgrading of the main GAA pitch

and lighting. So why not have a go and support a good cause. Your continued support is much appreciated. ST. BRENDAN’S A.C. Ballyduff runners, joggers and walkers are asked to note that the Tom Kelly 8K is being staged in Ardfert on this Sunday January 16th at 9.30am. The route is from the Cathedral via the Round Road, turning first right after Ardfert Quarry, turning right again at the Forge Cross and past Tom Kelly’s home in Tubrid and finishing at Ardfert NS. St Brendan’s AC thanks all the sponsors and their details can be seen on the club Facebook page. A THOUGHT Never forget that each difficulty we encounter brings with it an opportunity to overcome it; each challenge that would bring us down also gives us the opportunity to rise-up, using it as a stepping-stone. COISTE NA NÓG Ballyduff GAA has signed up to the MyLife/ GAA Every Step Counts Challenge in support of Ireland Lights Up 2022. Almost 400 clubs have registered to date and the aim is to get people active and walking for 5 weeks from Wednesday 19th January to midnight on 23rd February 2022. The aim is to walk the combined equivalent of a 4000km trip around Ireland. All clubs that pass the 4000km target will be entered into a draw to win an O’Neill’s voucher. It just takes three steps to register for the challenge – download the MyLife app, register and Select Challenges (under social tab join your province and your club) That’s the easy part! Good luck everyone. LADY’S WALK GAA Lady’s Walk GAA Club will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday January 20th at 7.30pm. Due to the current Covid-19 situation it will be held online using Microsoft Teams. Any member who wishes to join the meeting can contact the club Chairman David Slattery on (086)3692642. An email address will be required for the link to be emailed to. BALLYDUFF GAA NEWS Richard (Richie) McCarthy R.I.P: Sympathy is extended to the family of Richie McCarthy of Killeen, Tralee and late of Ballyduff who died during the week. Richie won seven County Senior Hurling Championship medals with his native Ballyduff. The first of these came in the breakthrough year of 1955, after a wait of 64 years, and subsequently in 1957,1959,1960,1961, when he captained the team and in 1965 & 1966. In 1968 he transferred to Austin Stacks in Tralee whom he helped to two County Senior Hurling Championship Finals in 1968 and 1969 but unfortunately they were defeated in both. Richie is survived by his wife Helen, son Richie, daughters Linda and Ruth, sisters Nance and Maud. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace. Kerry Hurling: Eoin Ross and Darragh Slattery were our representatives on the Kerry Hurling team that made history by defeating Tipperary at Austin Stack Park on Saturday last in the Coop sponsored Munster Hurling League. Kerry are in action again at the weekend when they meet All Ireland Champions, Limerick, at the Gaelic Grounds on Friday night. Munster Hurling: Congratulations to Kilmoyley on their victory in the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship on Sunday last making it a great weekend for Kerry Hurling. Kilmoyley now go on to meet Banagher (Derry) in the All Ireland semi-final on Saturday January 22nd.

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KILFLYNN CONGRATULATIONS It was a weekend of celebrations on the Hurling fields. Last Saturday 8th January at Austin Stack’s Park, Tralee the Kerry Senior Hurlers had a first ever competitive win over Tipperary in the Co-op Superstores Munster Hurling League. The Final Score was Kerry 0-17 to Limerick 0-14. The Crotta Hurling Club was well represented on historic Kerry team By Stalwarts Sean Weir (Wing Back), Shane Nolan (Wing Forward) 0-01f and James Sheehan (Corner Forward) who was making his Kerry Senior debut, and what a day for the former Crotta and Kerry minor captain to commence his senior career with a memorably victory. A proud day for his Family, Club and County. Congratulations to the Three Crotta players and their teammates. It was a great start to the new hurling season and the new Kerry management Kerry play All Ireland champions, Limerick in the Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling Cup Semi Final on Sunday 16th January at 2pm in the TUS Gaelic Grounds (note change of date and time).. We wish the best of luck to the Kerry hurlers and their management Meanwhile On Sunday 9th January at TUS Gaelic Grounds Limerick, Kilmoyley Senior Hurlers became the first Kerry Club to win a Munster Intermediate title when they had a 0-24 to 0-21 victory over Cork Champions, Courcey Rovers after Extra time. A Fantastic achievement by the lerrig men. Congratulations to the players and their backroom team and we wish them the best of the All-Ireland semi-final date with Ulster champions Banagher of Derry on Saturday 22nd January. ST. MARY’S CHURCH, KILFLYNN Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church Saturday 15th January at 6.00 p.m. Paddy, Ciss, Willie & Nora Brennan, Rae, Kilflynn. Parish Office can be contacted by phone 066 4018996 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10am to 1pm or by email: abbeydorney@dioceseofkerry.ie Masses from St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney are streamed live on www.dioceseofkerry.ie, on Sunday at 10 a.m. Go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on watch live Mass. Kilflynn Eucharistic Adoration Monday (7.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m.) Kilflynn Eucharistic Adoration resumes Monday 10th January 7pm-8pm Register for Mission 2022: Join the diocesan online Mission from Jan 16th – 19th. Each day, you are invited to join in the Mission talk, Prayer, Mass, Reflection, Prayer Petition and Family Time. Speakers include Oisín McConville, Kate Liffey, Fr Sean McDonagh and Miriam Kerins Hussey. Register for the upcoming Mission, Moving Forward in Hope, on www. dioceseofkerry.ie Kilflynn Altar Society for January: Caroline Lynch, Breda

Sum Of Money Found on Abbeydorney Church steps, please contact the Parish Office. CAMOGIE 2020 All-Ireland Camogie Junior Club Final Clanmaurice’s brave bid just come up short against Raharney CLANMAURICE 0- 7 RAHARNEY (WESTMEATH) 1-7 Brave Clanmaurice finally succumbed, in what turned out to be a numbers game against an excellent Raharney side that came out on top in this competitive 2020 All-Ireland Junior Camogie Club Championship Final played at Templetuohy on Sunday 9th January But Clanmaurice can hold their heads up high as they once again did themselves proud and in fact getting to the final with just 15 players was a victory for the spirit and never say die attitude of this team. They had only 14 on duty for the semi-final and I don’t think it has ever happened in any sport that their team sheet in an All-Ireland Final would just contain 15 names and no subs! It is probably a stat that will never be repeated but it shows the character and togetherness of these fifteen warriors along with Liz Houlihan who was with the Fab 15 all the way and could well have given birth on a Camogie sideline, but we wish Liz all the best when the baby arrives next month. Commiserations to Clanmaurice players and their management especially the Crotta players Aoife Behan (Wing forward) and Jackie Hogan Full forward (0-5, 2f, 1’45’). There is no rest for the ladies as they play Clooney Quinn Co. Clare, in the Munster Junior Club Semi Final 2021 on Saturday 15th January at 1.00p.m in the Crotta Sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn. We wis the players and the management the best of luck. Please come out and show your support for this great bunch of ladies 3 BUCKS LIFT LIVE IN PARKER’S PUB IS POSTPONED On Saturday 15th January 2022, 3 Bucks Left, were due to bring their whirlwind live show to Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn! Hardy Bucks legends Frenchtoast O’Toole, Cowboy Lavin, and the Heartbreak Kid, Mikey Salmon as they share hilarious stories of life in Castletown, on the road, and everywhere else! Support provided by award-winning stand-up comedian Terry Norman, The Show has now been POSTPONED until late February or early March 2022 because of the impact of the current restrictions All current tickets are valid, Sorry for any inconvenience. MYLIFE GAA EVERY STEP COUNTS CHALLENGE The Challenge starts Wed, 19th January to midnight on 23rd February

Any club that tracks 4,000km over the 5 weeks will be entered into a O’Neill’s prize draw. There is a €2,500, €1,500 and €,1000 voucher per province to be won. You can run, walk, or jog. To take part simply. 1. Download the MyLife app from the App store or Google Play store (This is the same App used for the previous challenge). 2. Register your details. 3. Tap on the social tab on the MyLife app. 4. Select challenges. 5. Select Munster GAA. 6. Click Join & select Crotta 7. Final Step Go to the TRACK tab, Choose tracking devices/Apps and select which tracker you would like to use. Best of luck & happy walking CROTTA LOTTO JACKPOT HITS 7,000 Due to the current restrictions the Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Tuesday 11th January at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn at 7.00p.m The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 7, 10,12 and 25. There was no winner of the 6,900 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Leann Costello and Sean Weir, Castletown, Kilflynn, Paul Lenihan, Leith Abbeydorney and Aishling Weir, Ballyvolane Cork The Next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn on Tuesday 18th January at 7.00p.m in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions for a €7,000 Jackpot. Tickets available 3 for €5 online visit www.crottagaa.club or this link https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=427#Anchor or Herbert’s Bar/Village Store, Parker’s Pub, Zam Zam Kabab, Foley Shop Lixnaw, Abbeydorney Post Office, or from any club officer. Many thanks to all who contribute to our weekly Club Lotto. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. KERRY HURLERS Allianz Hurling League fixtures 2022 - Division 2A Round 1 Sunday, 6 February - Kerry v Westmeath (away), 12.30pm Round 2 Sunday, 13 February - Kerry v Kildare (home), 2.00pm Round 3 Sunday, 27 February - Kerry v Carlow (away), 12.30pm Round 4 Sunday, 6 March - Kerry v Meath (home), 1.00pm Round 5 Saturday, 19 March - Kerry v Down (away), 2.00pm We wish the best of luck to the Kerry hurlers and their management for the 2022 season. CARE AND REPAIR Age Action’s Care and Repair does small DIY jobs, free of charge, for older people to help them maintain their homes and their independence. For details contact Age Action national helpline 0818 911 109 or email careandrepair@ageaction.ie

Aerial shot of Classic Cinema in Listowel before it’s recent closure

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Denis Culhane, Nicholas Cregan & Dave Noonan in jovial spirits on the Tralee road outside the Listowel Mart, duiring the Estuary Rollers Christmas Charity Tractor Run. Photo Seán Doyle

2 ½-year-old Tiernan McGlyn, his mom Sarah & nan Anne Heffernan (Ennismore) enjoying themselves in Listowel Garden Centre during Christmas. Photo Seán Doyle

John Costelloe & John Leahy in the thick of it in Listowel Square, getting the lights back on after Storm Barra before Christmas. Photo Seán Doyle

Seán Gilbert & Conor Moriarty of G. Moriarty & Sons, re-erecting the Christmas tree lights in Listowel Square after Storm Barra. Photo Seán Doyle

Well done to Scoil Réalta na Maidine students Liam Flaherty, Ryan McDonnell, Shane Costello and Ciarán Moriarty who qualified for the FAI u13 national soccer trials

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BALLYBUNION CAHILL’S SUPERVALU New opening hours Monday to Sunday 7.30am to 8.30pm. We accept orders via phone for delivery around our community and for pick up. These orders can be placed on 068 27244 or email: svdeliveriesbb@gmail.com please adhere to public health guidelines and advice before going to the shops or outdoors.

My Life app is the health and well-being app by Irish Life. Most of you will have the My Life app on your phone from last year. If not, simply download the MyLife app! Join the Munster Challenge and then select Beale GAA Club to get started! Track your performance along the way by linking your Fitbit or any other health app to the My Life app. Join up and pass on the word. Get active! Stay safe! If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Bríd Griffin on (087) 6686027 or Mairéad O’Neill on (086) 3937654.

LENDING A HELPING HAND Free accommodation in return for a few hours help with 3 children aged 12 to 15. Spacious own double room. Peaceful setting 5 minutes to Ballybunion beach, 15 minutes Listowel. Based in Lisselton. Female preferable. Phone 086 3452167

LONG TERM ACCOMMODATION URGENTLY NEEDED We have had many enquiries from people looking for long term rent houses around Ballybunion. If you know of any, could you please contact the Tourist Office with the details, either by phone 068 25555 and leave a message, by email ballybuniontouristoffice@gmail.com, or drop details through the letter box. Thank you

SCOIL ÍOSAGÁIN CLOTHING COLLECTION The Parents Association are holding a Clothing Collection this Friday 14th January. Bags can be dropped in the morning at drop off time or in the afternoon at collection time, there will be a designated area in the yard for this. All clothing, shoes, belts, curtains etc. accepted. No Duvets or Pillows

BALLYBUNION MEALS ON WHEELS The Ballybunion meals on wheels service will be delivered 3 days a week, meals will be delivered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Anyone wishing to avail of delivery please contact Eileen Fogarty on 086 2234 965 or Con McCarthy on 087 418 4241. The areas covered are Ballybunion, Lisselton, Asdee and Ballylongford. The dinner will be delivered to your door by one of the men at the cost of €6 per meal

BALLYBUNION TOTAL HEALTH PHARMACY Where possible please ring ahead to order your prescription. This allows us to have it ready when you arrive and saves you waiting in the pharmacy especially as the numbers are high for Covid cases. If you need anything and you are isolating please ring on 068-27437 and we will arrange your items to be collected.

ST. JOHN’S CHURCH Parish Office: The office is now open again on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10.00am and 1.00pm. Telephone 068-27102.

CASHEN VALE BOXING CLUB Amateur boxing is at the heart of Cashen Vale, it’s in our blood. Come along to our club in Sandhill Road Ballybunion every Saturday at 12 Noon, every Wednesday at 6-30 pm and every Friday at 7 pm. The classes are open to all young people aged 10+ who would like to learn the fundamentals of boxing, with or without the intention to eventually compete. For more information please phone Paddy on 087 764 7461 BEGINNER PILATES Pilates is great for low back pain, repetitive strain injuries, strength & conditioning, menopause etc. on Wednesdays mornings at 10am in Ballybunion Community Centre. To sign up or for more info please contact Katie on (087) 9648614 or email: info@katiepurtillphysiotherapy.ie EVERY STEP COUNTS Get the New Year off to a healthy start. Beale GAA Club is taking part in the GAA ‘Every Step Counts’ challenge again this year, as part of Get Ireland Walking and Irish Life initiative. From Wednesday, 12th January, until March 2nd, everyone is encouraged to get out walking or jogging regularly, while, of course, adhering to health guidelines. Please ensure you abide by public health guidelines for everyone’s safety. Our goal is to clock up a minimum of 4,000km as a club and maybe, exceed last year’s massive result when we surpassed the target and won a fabulous O’Neill’s voucher for the club.

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KILCONLY NATIONAL SCHOOL Is currently enrolling for Junior Infants 2022/23. Enrolment application forms are available from the school office cillconla@gmail.com. Further information contact 068 27833. SAN RITA WELLNESS We are delighted to announce the re-opening of our “In Person Meetings”. We will be attending a meeting at Ballybunion Health & Leisure centre every Wednesday at 10am to 11am. If you are anxious to make a start now you can join our “At Home Service” which our members love the support, motivation, accountability and also seeing fantastic results on the scales. Call us for more information. Sandra 087 6718377 Rita 087 1012174 POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT We currently have a few vacancies available in the Ballybunion Community Employment Scheme. If you are interested in these jobs please contact Rosaleen on 068 27799 or email saothairnanabhann@gmail.com. This is a development opportunity, no experience necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career BALLYBUNION NOTES If you would like to include anything in The Ballybunion Notes, please forward to email address below or send us a message to the Ballybunion Tourist Office Facebook page by 10am on Monday Ballybuniontouristoffice@gmail.com

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TARBERT NEWS Email; tarbertnews@outlook.com or telephone Patrick Lynch at 068/ 36117 on or before 7pm Sunday.

on winning €133 in the Split the Bucket Draw. Next week’s draw will take place in Quilter’s Bar, Lixnaw. Thanks for your continued support.

ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH Monday 10th January 2022 at 7.30pm for Hannah & Tim Cronin, Liscullane, Nancy, Tice, Paud, Michael & Brendan Cronin; John (Snr.) & John (Jnr.) Silles, Ballinvoher & Thomas Silles. Wednesday 12th January at 10.00am. Friday 14th January at 7.30pm for Fr. David McElligott. Saturday 15th January at 7.30pm for Pat (Bawn) McCarthy, Lixnaw, (Months’ Mind); Rose McNamara, Ballinageragh.

LIXNAW CLUB LOTTO DRAW Jackpot €7,150. Numbers drawn were: 3, 6, 22, 23. No jackpot winner. €20 winners: John Shanahan, Irrebeg; Dan Brassil, Fortwilliam, Abbeydorney; J.J. Liston, Bealkilla. Next week’s draw will take place in Quilter’s Bar, Lixnaw on 10th January 2022. Jackpot will be €7,200.

DEATHS The death took place of Elizabeth (Lila) Kissane, née Mackessy of St Patrick’s Terrace, Tarbert and formerly of Tarmons, Tarbert. Lila died on New Year’s Eve, 31 December 2021 after a short stay in University Hospital, Kerry. Sadly she was the third member of the Mackessy family to die in 2021, her sister Mary in New York and brother Con in Tarmons, both passing to their eternal reward in the same week of July. Her Requiem Mass took place in St Mary’s Church, Tarbert on Monday 3 January and was celebrated by Fr John O’Connor, assisted by Fr Philip O’Connell, both of Tarbert. Fr John spoke of the great crosses she had borne in her life with great faith and fortitude- the death of her two young sons, Michael and Joseph, the death of her husband Johnny, and her own medical trauma. Her grand-daughter Celine Dee spoke of the six great interests in her long life of 94 years as symbolised in the gifts brough to the altar - her love of prayer and the Rosary, cooking and baking, country and western music, bingo and the lotto, working in the bog and the outdoors, beauty and fashion with a great grá for lipstick and eyeliner. Lila, born in January 1927, was one of 12 children, 7 boys and 5 girls born to Thady and Mary Mackessy of Tarmons West. She married next door neighbour Johnny Kissane and they moved to London with Johnny working in the building industry. Later they returned to Tarbert where Johnny had permanent work with local building contractor, Jack O’Connor. They lived at 13 St Patrick’s Terrace, Tarbert which became their permanent home where they reared their family. Sadly two of her sons died young and her husband Johnny died in 2002 aged 79. There was a large congregation at the removal of her remains from her home to the Church and again as the funeral cortege left for Kilnaughtin Cemetery. At her own request, cantor Tomás Coolahan sang ‘Maria Concepta’ as she was laid to rest beside her late husband and sons. Leaba i measc na naoimh agus na n-aingeal go raibh aicí. Lila was predeceased by her sisters Mary and Helen, brothers Paddy, Timmy, Johnny, Joe and Connie. Sympathy of the community is extended to her sons Tim and John, daughters Mim, Margaret and Elizabeth, sisters Kitty in Birmingham, Noreen in New York, brothers Jim in New York and Tom in London, extended family, neighbours, relatives and friends. Sadly the news broke of the sudden death of Claire Kiely, Holywell, Dundrum, Dublin. Claire who was aged 56 died after a short illness on Thursday 6 January, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Dan Kiely, Holywell, Dundrum and formerly of Tieraclea, Tarbert. Dan is the eldest of five boys born to Pete and Joan Kiely, Tieraclea. Her Requiem Mass took place in the Church of the Holy Rosary, Dundrum followed by Cremation at Mount Jerome. Sympathy of the community is extended to her husband Dan, children Jennifer, Rachel and Jack to her parents-in-law Pete and Joan Kiely and the extended Kiely family. Suaimhneas síoraí dá hanam uasal dílis. WEDDING BELLS The wedding took place of Patrick Mulvihill, son of the late Timothy and Bridie Mulvihill, St Patrick’s Terrace, Tarbert and Louise Bowdren, daughter of the late Pauline McParling, Cork. The couple were married on 21 December 2021 in a Civil Ceremony at the Ballyseede Castle Hotel, Tralee. Best Man was Even Mulvihill and Cian Mulvihill was Groomsman. Bridesmaids were Amy Bowdren and Grainne Ruddy. The couple will reside in Liverpool. Guímis gach rath ar an mbeirt a phós agus go neirí go geal leo thall í Sasana. LÁ BREITHE Best wishes and continued good health to Ritchie Lyndon, Kilpadogue who celebrates his 90th. Birthday this week. Kathleen will also be celebrating her birthday later in the month. Due to Covid restrictions celebrations will be confined to family only. Ritchie is one of the surviving players with Danny Enright, Tom Langan, John Kennedy and Liam O’Connor now in USA of the Tarbert team of the mid 1950’s who gave us many memorable games in the old Horsepark (now site of Tarbert Comprehensive School). Go maire siád go léir an Cheád. TDA FUNDING Tarbert Development Association has to date raised €1,740 of its target funding of €2,000. This funding will help defray cost of supply and erection of Christmas street lighting and additional lighting for next year. If you have not already contributed and wish to do so you can donate to the GoFundMe page at Tarbert.ie or donate at Tarbert Post Office. Ní neart go chur le chéile. BLIAIN DÁR SAOL The year 2021 was like 2020 again dominated by the Covid 19 Pandemic on press, radio and television. The Delta virus was superseded by the more transmissible Omicron virus at the latter end of the year. In 2021 Level 5 Lockdown continued into January which meant that public celebration of Mass was not permitted and in Tarbert all four weekly Masses were celebrated on line. Monday 1st March saw a return to mainstream schooling of Junior classes in Tarbert National School and Leaving Cert students in the Comprehensive School. On 15 March 3rd.4th,5th and 6th Classes returned to the National School and 5th. Year students to the Comprehensive School. Dr Lehane and his medical staff continued to administer First and Second Vaccines to his patients.. 26 April, the number of mourners allowed to attend a funeral was increased from 10 to 25. On the10 May, St Mary’s Church was open to the public for Mass celebration with permitted maximum capacity of 50 attendees. Bridewell Visitor reopened and for the first time people were allowed travel outside the county. On 20 May Kerry County Council awarded the contract for building 22 local authority houses to Parkway construction, Tralee with estimated completion date of August 2022. On 2 June the Swanky Bar and Coolahan’s Bar which had been in lockdown since 15 March re-opened providing outdoor service only to comply with Covid regulations. 5 July Carmody’s Bar re-opened providing indoor service. In June filming commenced in Tarbert Island on the new Olivia Coleman film ‘Joyride’, a welcome diversion. June saw positive news for the Shannon Estuary with the US company New Fortress Energy applying to an Bórd Pleanála for a planning permit to locate an LNG terminal and Data centre in the region with potential fulltime employment of 400 jobs. This application was supported by Tarbert Development Association and local business interests In North Kerry. In the 2021 Tidy Towns Competition, Tarbert came second in Category B population in Kerry. Sadly, 2021 saw the passing of 26 parishioners, 11 parishioners died in Tarbert and Kerry, 4 died elsewhere in Ireland, 5 died in England, 5 died in the USA and 1 died in Australia. On a positive note, 8 Weddings took place with 8 parishioners saying ‘I do ‘. Fan slán.!

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IRREMORE CHURCH Masses times: Sunday 16th January at 11.00am for Tom Barry, Pallas & Banemore, (Month’s Mind). RATHEA CHURCH Masses times: Sunday 16th January at 9.30am. PARISH OFFICE The Parish office is open from 11.00am – 2.00pm on Wednesday. Please make contact with the office by phone, for now. Tel. no. (066) 7132111. LIXNAW GAA SPLIT THE BUCKET DRAW Congratulations to Laura Whiston, Sli Na Faiche, Lixnaw,

MOYVANE Contact: moyvanenotes@gmail.com IT’S A NEW YEAR A year that can only get better. What have we learned from the past two years? Hopefully we have learned a lot. Did you ever think that you, me and everyone would be going around wearing masks? I go into the supermarket and see someone and I ask myself “Do I know you? Should I know you?” I move away from someone and I feel like saying “I’m sorry, I have nothing against you but.... This thing is totally alien to us. The old saying that says “It takes a village to raise a child” seems to have been knocked on its head but it still does need a village, more than ever. We are all in this together, we need each other more than we ever did before. It’s amazing what changes it has brought about. The big multinational companies and even the smaller companies now sing off the same hymn sheet. They thought they needed big offices in big expensive buildings to run their businesses but now they know that’s not the way it is. All you need is technology, so the people who invested in commercial properties have learned an expensive lesson! Apart from those who need to be at work physically, everyone else can work from home.....if they have decent broadband. Government, take note. It has not been easy for any generation,

ST SENAN’S GAA CLUB Monday 3/01/2022, Jackpot €2,200. There was no jackpot winner: Numbers drawn were 6, 24, 26, 28. Lucky Dip €30 winners: Tara Walsh, Listowel; Dillon Family, Leam. Lucky Dip €20 winners: Jason Bradley, Irremore; J.J. Healy, Knockaclar; Patricia Whyte, Listowel. Tickets €2 each or 3 for €5. Next week’s draw will take place at the Clubhouse Mountcoal, Jackpot will be €2,300. Tickets are available at Kelly’s Six Crosses, The Halfway Bar, play online or from any Club Officer. Thank you for your continued support. CONTACT To include items in the Lixnaw notes, please email lixnawnotes@gmail.com by 10pm on Sunday evening.

from the child to the retired it has affected everyone in some way. We can only look forward to a light at the end of the tunnel. We need to pull together, take care of each other, look after each other and more than all respect each other. Make that phone call, talk to someone who lives alone, someone who may be missing a friend or family member. Remember it’s good to talk. MOYVANE GAA LOTTO The lotto results are now a week late because the draw takes place on Monday night. Here are the latest results. There was no winner of the €6,000 Jackpot. Numbers drawn were 1, 4, 26, 28. Lucky Dips: €40 each Ann & Denis Shanahan, Kilmorna. Eddie J. Flaherty, Tubbertoureen. Margaret Scanlon Jnr., Glenagragra. Philomena Molyneaux, Knockanure. Liz, Kathleen, Marie & Siobhan O’Sullivan, Kerry/Wexford c/o Liz O’Sullivan. Tickets are available online by following the link on Moyvane GAA Facebook Page. All online entries to be registered by 6pm on the day of the draw. Entries after 6.00pm will be entered in the next draw. Tickets are available at Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware, Holly’s Gala, Stack’s Butchers, Corridan’s Garage, Newtownsandes Co-op, A New U and Curl Up & Dye. You can also contact any Committee Member. Next Jackpot is €6,100 and the draw will be held on Monday at Con Brosnan Park at 8.00pm. As always thank you for your continued support.

Braving the wet weather at Abbeyfeale Coursing recently were Lixnaw men Andrew Sheehy and Pat McMahon. Photo Moss Joe Browne

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Some delighted residents of The Writings Dromin, who scooped both Best Bee Friendly & Most Sustainable Gardens in the 2021 local competitions. The Estate was also judged as the 2021 Highly Commended Large Estate

Members of the Kilflynn City Walking Club who took part in their annual St Stephens Day Walk 5 & 10K at Crotta GAA Hurling Club, Kilflynn, Babs Barry, Maura Barry, Eileen O’Sullivan, Elaine McElligott and Treasa O’Connell. Photo Joe Hanley

An idea of the crowd that thronged to Abbeyfeale Coursing over the 2 days recently. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Staff working hard before Christmas take time out for a photo. L/R: Claire O Connor, Jane Wren, Anne Curtin, Chrissie McCarthy Mary Hartnett of the Coffee Pot Abbeyfeale

Pictures taken on Coolard National School’s Christmas Jumper Day before Christmas

Teagan Mulvihill with Paul Geaney in Tralee after Kerry’s first game of 2022

Eamon Leahy at the Ballylongford Tidy Towns Walk during Christmas. Photo by Helen Lane

Bill Moloney would like to thank SuperValu Listowel & Fitzgeralds of Centra, College Cross for allowing The Listowel Bazaar to collect for their Christmas Draw in aid of Missions on their premises. L/R: Betty Beasley, Jimmy Buckley & Bill Moloney

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Attending the coursing at Abbeyfeale on recently were Tarbert folk Noel Brosnan, Padraig Carrig and Tomás Coolahan. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Anna Foley and Michael Foley at the Ballylongford Tidy Towns Walk during Christmas. Photo by Helen Lane

Ballyduff folk at Tralee Town on New Years’ Eve were Anthony Houlihan with Siobhan, James and Holly Harrington. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Members of the Kilflynn City Walking Club who walked 5K in the Annual St Stephens Day Walk at Crotta GAA Hurling Club grounds, Kilflynn, Mike Parker, Paul and Darragh Sheehan and Kieran O’Connell. Photo Joe Hanley

Children who took part in the Annual St Stephens Day Walk at Crotta GAA Hurling Club. Photo Joe Hanley

Doreen and Sinead Buckley collecting their prize for winning the Shop Local Bauble Competition organised by Listowel Business and Community Alliance

Early arrivals at Ballybeggan Park,Tralee for the coursing on Boxing Day were the O Donnell family Paddy, Sean and Jim from Abbeyfeale. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Locals Tom Dwyer and P. J. Kelliher with John Fitzgerald from Knocknagoshel along with Mossie Long from Lyrecrompane attending the Listowel Horse Fair last Thursday. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Gráinne Toomey collecting her prize from the Listowel Business and Community Alliance Christmas Giveaway

Listowel’s Pat Curtin enjoying his local horse fair last Thursday with his friends Sean Cooke and Noel Griffin. Photo Moss Joe Browne

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DUAGH GAA

Lotto Draw 10/01/22 - Numbers Drawn 7-11-19-32 Jackpot not won - Lucky Dip Winners €20 Mike Holly, O’Connells Avenue €20 Niall McCarron, Tullamore €20 Marie Scanlon, Dromin €20 Mary Culhane, Glin €20 Niamh Canty c/o Shebeen Next Draw 17/01/22 - Jackpot €3,200

No winner of the jackpot of €6100 Numbers drawn 3,7,25 32 €50 Fergal Sheridan Shanbally €30 Patsy Lane €20 Roisin Maher Duagh €20 Kathleen O Connor Lyre €20 Eilish McEnery Duagh Sellers prize Anne Sheehy

BEALE GAA

Match 3 draw entrant Callum Buckley Athea. Next weeks jackpot €6,200 with draw on Monday night .

Congratulations to Conor Hennessy on the winning Kilmoyley hurling squad who were crowned Munster champions on Sunday. Kilmoyley overcame Courcey Rovers in the Munster Intermediate Hurling final after extra time.

Thank you all for your continued support remember you can also play on line at www.klubfunder.com

This week’s Beale Lotto winning numbers were 9, 21, 22 and 29. There was no jackpot winner and two Match-3 winners, Áine Lynch and Gearóid Costello, who each won €50. Next week’s jackpot is €2,900. The draw will take place in Courtney’s Bar on Sunday at 7 o’clock. Ticket €2 each or 3 for a fiver. Thanks to everyone who supports the Beale Lotto.

MONTHLY 500 Tarbert GAA Monthly 500. The Monthly 500 draw has been deferred until Sunday 16th January due to Covid isolation protocols. Tickets remain on sale from the Post Office, Committee members and online at Tarbertgaa.ie.

TARBERT GAA

To be in with a chance of winning our lotto, get your tickets in local shops and pubs. You can also play online by downloading the Clubforce app or simply click the link on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages or log onto https:// clubforce.com/clubs/beale-gaa-kerry/. All online entries to be registered by 6.00pm on the day of the draw. Entries after 6.00pm will be entered in the next draw.

AGM: Tarbert GAA AGM will take place online on Saturday 29th January. If anyone has motions or nominations please forward them for attention of the Secretary Tarbert GAA to 1 Doonard Crescent, Tarbert or online to secretary. tarbert.kerry@gaa.ie by 21st January 2022.

Get the New Year off to a healthy start! Beale GAA Club is taking part in the GAA ‘Every Step Counts’ challenge again this year, as part of Get Ireland Walking and Irish Life initiative. Please note starting date has been postponed by a week. Beginning Wednesday, 19th January, until February 23rd, everyone is encouraged to get out walking or jogging regularly, while, of course, adhering to health guidelines for everyone’s safety. Our goal is to walk the combined equivalent of a 4,000km trip around Ireland as a club and maybe, exceed last year’s massive distance when we surpassed the target and won a fabulous O’Neill’s voucher for the club. MyLife is the health and well-being app by Irish Life. Most of you will have the MyLife app on your phone from last year. If not, simply download the MyLife app! Register and join the Munster Challenge and then select Beale GAA Club. Track your performance along the way by linking your Fitbit or any other health app to the MyLife app. Join up and pass on the word. Get active! Stay safe! If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Bríd Griffin on (087) 6686027 or Mairéad O’Neill on (086) 3937654. Every Step Counts!

GAA Club lotto results Monday 27/12/2021 jackpot €2,100 no Jackpot winner The numbers drawn were 7,13,14,24 Lucky dip winners were €30 Larry O’Connor Duagh €30 Caitrin Kelliher Bromore Ballybunion €20 Patrick Buckley Upper Mountcoal €20 Mike Greaney Tournageehy €20 Cian & Emma Slemon Rathea.

BALLYBUNION GOLF CLUB

Men’s Competitions: Mens 14 Hole Stableford Fourball - 9th January - Cashen Course 1st John Maher (8) & Joe Stack (18) 40pts 2nd Pat J Ryan (16) & John Shier (18) 38pts 3rd Gerry Kearney (16) & Noel Morkan (22) 37pts Fixtures: Sunday 16th January – Mens 14 Hole Stableford Fourball – Cashen Course Ladies 14 Holes Singles – 4th January 2022 – Cashen Course 1st Muireann O’Sullivan (58) 34pts 2nd Jean Liston (32) 29pts (B9 – 11pts) 3rd Sighle Henigan (20) 29pts (B9 – 8pts) Fixtures: Tuesday 12th January 2022 – Ladies Competition – Cashen Course Senior Men’s Competitions: Fixtures: Thursday 13th January 2022 - Senior Men’s Competition– Cashen Course Senior Ladies Competitions: Fixtures: Friday 14th January 2022 - Senior Ladies Competition – Cashen Course

KNOCKNAGOSHEL GAA

Lotto: January’s jackpot for €11,500 will take place on Saturday 15th January. Play online using Clubforce or from our lotto boxes in Super Valu and Kathleen’s Foodstore Abbeyfeale, Kieran’s Xl, Fealesbridge Co-op, Eileen’s Cafe, Bakery and Deli and Diarmuid’s Butchers Castleisland. Thanks for the continued support. Congratulations: Congratulations to senior player Billy O’Rahilly and his wife Oonagh on the birth of their son recently. Wishing ye every health and happiness.

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ST. SENANS GAA

Lotto results Monday 03/01/2022 jackpot €2,200 no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 6,24,26, 28 Lucky dip winners were: €30 Tara Walsh Listowel €30 Dillon Family Leam €20 Jason Bradley Irremore, €20 JJ Healy Knockaclar, €20 Patricia Whyte Listowel.

€20: Teresa Sheehy, Clounamon €20: Ann Woulfe, Kilmorna 3 x Free Tickets: Claire Fennell, Lisselton Our next Lotto draw will take place on Saturday 15th January with a Jackpot of €13,400. Tickets can be purchased from our local ticket sellers, Heaphy’s Centra and Online by clicking on the link below. https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=2338#Anchor Thanks for your continued support!!

BALLYDONOGHUE GAA

Lotto Draw results: The numbers drawn for Friday 7th January 2022, were as follows, 3, 11, 20, 22. The Jackpot was €3,400 and there was no jackpot winner. The following won 30 euro lucky dips: Dermot O’ Connor - Online. Kerry Brassil - Online. Bryan Murphy c/o Jim Cremin. Liam Walsh - Guhard. Croia O’Carroll - Kilflynn. The following won three free tickets: Rachel Barry - Online Jack Houlihan- c/o Eddie Shayne Hennessy - Bedford Next Jackpot will be €3,500 and it will take place at the clubhouse on Friday 14th January 2022. Annual Convention: Ballydonoghue club convention will take place on Friday January 14th 2022 @ 7pm in the clubhouse. Ireland Lights Up: Ballydonoghue Gaa Club- Ireland lights up walks start Monday night in Coolard at 7.30 and will run from Monday 10th January to Monday 28th February. Every Step counts challenge- Irish Life: Please see all details needed to sign up on Ballydonoghue Gaa Facebook Page. Every step counts starts 19th January 2022. We would encourage everybody to sign up and make sure to nominate Ballydonoghue as your club. Regardless of how many steps a person takes, they all add up and we could win €2500 worth of equipment for our club.

KNOCKANURE GAA

Happy New Year! We want to wish you and yours a very safe and prosperous new year.

Lotto results Monday 10/01/2022 jackpot €2,300 no Jackpot winner The numbers drawn were 6,16,21,30. Lucky dip winners were €30 Michelle Moran Billerough €30 Michelle Moran Billerough €20 Alan & Colette McLaughlin Banemore €20 Darragh & Eoin Hudson Listowel €20 Ciara O’Connell Ballygologue Listowel. Tickets €2 each or 3 for €5 next week’s draw at the Clubhouse Mountcoal, Jackpot €2,400 Tickets available at Kelly’s Six Crosses, The Halfway Bar or Play online.

The results of our last draw were as follows... No winner of our €2100 jackpot. Numbers drawn on December 21st were 11, 22, 23, 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 were 1. Gerard Buckley, Knockanure 2. Kathleen Carmody, Kilmorna 3. Tara & Joseph, Knockanure 4. Richie Piercy, Main St, Moyvane 5. Mike Sullivan, Moyvane Next jackpot up to €2,200.

10 Years in Croker: For just €25 you could win a pair of Premium tickets to Croke Park for 10 years valued at €27,000. Draw will take place on 15th January. Premium Tickets come with Premium Benefits! As a Premium Member, you are guaranteed tickets to the All-Ireland Finals, as well as tickets to every other GAA fixture at Croke Park ! Premium members get first refusal on all concerts happening at the stadium Last day to buy tickets is this Friday 14th January don’t delay

Our AGM is due to be held on Friday 14th January in our clubhouse at 8:30pm. Please send notice of nominations and motions to club Secretary Willie Joe Leahy, 0877945913 before or on Wednesday 12th. All are welcome to attend - health and safety are important to all who attend so we ask you to follow Covid restrictions and guidelines on the night.

Bereavement: The death has occurred of Jimmy Browne, Mountcoal, sympathy to his sons Jim, Fr. Jerry, Jack and Donal, daughter Joan, grandchildren, sisters Siobhan and Eileen, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, partners, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Club lotto: The lotto results are now a week late because the draw takes place on Monday night. Here are the latest results. There was no winner of the €6,000 Jackpot. Numbers drawn were 1, 4, 26, 28. Lucky Dips: €40 each Ann & Denis Shanahan, Kilmorna. Eddie J. Flaherty, Tubbertoureen. Margaret Scanlon Jnr., Glenagragra. Philomena Molyneaux, Knockanure. Liz, Kathleen, Marie & Siobhan O’Sullivan, Kerry/Wexford c/o Liz O’Sullivan. Tickets are available online by following the link on Moyvane GAA Facebook Page. All online entries to be registered by 6pm on the day of the draw. Entries after 6.00pm will be entered in the next draw. Tickets are available at Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware, Holly’s Gala, Stack’s Butchers, Corridan’s Garage, Newtownsandes Co-op, A New U and Curl Up & Dye.

The death has occured of Dan Hickey, Ruislip UK and late of Knockaclare, Lyreacrompan. Sympathy to his daughter Karen and her partner Tadgh, grandchildren Danny, Aaron and Ciaran, brothers Jim and Ned, sisters Theresa and Nellie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.

BALLYLONGFORD GAA

Our Weekly Lotto draw Saturday 8th January 2022@ GAA Grounds Jackpot €13,350. Numbers Drawn: 9, 11, 24, 30 No Winner - Lucky Dips €20: Donal Dineen, Lenamore €20: Tracy Madigan, Online

MOYVANE GAA

ASDEE GAA

Asdee GAA Club would like to wish all its members and supporters Best Wishes for 2022. The Allianz Football & Hurling Leagues will commence on Jan 29th and the Club will be starting the popular Golden Goal competition on that weekend. Details on how to join will be announced later.

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Ballydonoghue GAA Club in partnership with Lisselton & Coolard Schools sent Christmas Cards to the senior parishioners and also to people from the parish currently in Hospital or residing in Nursing Homes. The pupils wrote lovely letters and did great art work to accompany their greetings in the hope that the recipients would get some joy in these testing times. The GAA Club supported the Kerry Hospice Foundation by buying the cards directly from The Palliative Care Unit Tralee.

FINUGE GAA LAUNCH THEIR CAR RAFFLE Finuge GAA club in association with Divanes Castleisland have launched a car raffle to help raise funds for the club. The monies raised will go towards the development of a dedicated juvenile training and playing pitch, upgrade to the existing lights and general improvements around the grounds. Finuge is a small club in the heart of north Kerry, serving the communities of Finuge, Lixnaw and the surrounding townlands. The club grounds regularly host north Kerry games across all the ages and grades, school’s games and district games. The funds being raised will help secure these facilities for future generations to come. Tickets are priced at €25 each and are available from local businesses and online, with the draw taking place Easter Sunday. Photo attached - Louise Galvin and Éamonn Fitzmaurice launching the Finuge GAA car raffle fundraiser with finance committee members Bridget Liston, Paddy Hegarty, Alan Gilbert and Jimmy Deenihan along with Denis Divane.

Kilflynn City Walkers who raise over €3,386-50 on their St Stephens Day Walk or Run at Crotta GAA Hurling Club Grounds in Kilflynn. They are presenting the cheque to The Cancer Support Group member. L-R: Patricia O’Neill (KCSG), Joanne Mahony (KCWG), Noel McGrath (KCWG) and Breda Dyland (KCSG). Photo Joe Hanley

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THE MIRACLE PRAYER

Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked many favours. This time I ask you this special one, (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour not mine. Amen. Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never been known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. D.H.

MOTHER OF DEVINE GRACE Mother of Devine Grace, You can find a way where there is no way. Please hear my prayer and grant my request. Amen. D.W.

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It got me thinking about another close contact. One where the consequences for each one us contrasts sharply with that of covid19.

In loving memory of Maurice J. Dowling, late of Woodford, Listowel, Co. Kerry who passed away on the 17th January 2021. Lonely is our home without you, life to me is not the same. All the world would be like heaven if I could have you back again. What he suffered he told but few. He did not deserve what he went through. Tired and weary he made no fuss, but tried so hard to stay with me. Two tired eyes are sleeping to willing hands are still, the one who worked so hard for me is resting at God’s will.

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“Revised opening hours due to staff shortages because of close contacts” “Closed until further notice due to close contacts” As l walked around the town l saw several such notices on shop windows.

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MEANING OF LIFE

Our lips cannot speak how I loved him, my heart cannot tell how I miss him in our home that is so lonely today. So rest in peace dear loved one and thanks for all you have done for me. I pray that God has give you The Crown you truly won. Missing you always missing you, no one will ever no how much. Rest in peace my darling Maurice until we meet again. Your loving partner Margaret, your dog Elvis and your cat Puss. And stepchildren Christine, Caroline, derek, Darren and all your step grandchildren. We love and miss you xxx

THE MIRACLE PRAYER

Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked many favours. This time I ask you this special one, (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour not mine. Amen.

Jesus Christ, the Beloved Son of the One, True and Living God has done absolutely everything so that we would want close contact with Him. He left the glory of Heaven, He became flesh, He allowed Himself to be beaten, abused and crucified on a Roman cross. He died the death of a criminal. Why? So that you and l may reap the benefits resulting from close contact with Him and His substitutory death for each of us on the cross of Calvary. By nurturing close contact with God, Jesus and Holy Spirit we avail of incredible blessings and benefits. We have peace that is beyond human understanding and joy in the midst of chaos. Further we read in the Gospel of John 1:12 “But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.” There is

no end to the blessings. In the first Epistle of John 5:11 we read “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” But the choice is ours. In Revelation 3:20 Jesus, the Son of God speaks to us and says “Behold l stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My Voice and opens the door, l will come in to him and dine with him and he with Me.” What an invitation!!! In Roman’s 8:31 we read “If God is for us who can be against us?” He assures us in Joshua 1:9 “Have l not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage, do not be afraid nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” It’s 2022, the world is in tumult and Omicron is raging. Uncertainty is everywhere. But we can be absolutely sure of one thing. God is still God. He is in charge of everything in Heaven and on earth and under the earth. Without Him we are lost. My prayer for each of us at the threshold of this new year is to be a close contact of Him. May you all have a Blessed and Happy New Year. If you require any further information you can call LCF at 087 9529907. Yours sincerely, Bridie (Dillon)Hartney

THE MIRACLE PRAYER

THE MIRACLE PRAYER

Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked many favours.

Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked many favours.

This time I ask you this special one, (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour not mine. Amen.

This time I ask you this special one, (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour not mine. Amen.

Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never been known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. M.M.

Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never been known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. M.M.

NOVENA TO ST. MARTHA

UNFAILING NOVENA TO ST. ANTHONY

St. Martha, I resort to thee and to thy petition and faith. I offer up to thee this light which I shall burn every Tuesday for nine Tuesdays. Comfort me in all my difficulties through the great favour thou didst enjoy when Our Saviour lodged in thy house. I beseech thee to have definite pity in regard to the favour I ask (Mention favour). Intercede for my family that we may always be provided for in all our necessities. I ask thee St. Martha to overcome the dragon which thou didst cast at thy feet. Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys with a lighted candle every Tuesday and the above prayer made known with the intentions of spreading devotion to St. Martha. This miraculous Saint grants every thing before the Tuesdays are ended. No matter how difficult. M.M.

“Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints” O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and Charity for His creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited on your word, which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble and anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me (request). The answer to my prayer may require a miracle, even so, you are the Saint of Miracles. O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen. In Thanksgiving. M.M.

Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never been known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. R.C.

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