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Welcome to Knockanure (Kerry)

Welcome to the parish of Knockanure

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The 1821-1851 census returns were almost destroyed in a fire, the 1861-1891 census returns were destroyed by the Government. The 1901-1911 census returns are available on line free of charge on line on the National Archives of Ireland website.




The parish of Knockanure is home to the following townlands;

Beenanaspuck, Carhooearagh, Gortdromagownagh, Kealid, Kilmeany, Lissaniska, Shanacool, Trien.


On the 12th of May 1921, a troop of 'Black and Tans' were travelling out from Listowel towards Athea when they arrested 3 young men in Gortaglanna, Knockanure. Prior to this the barracks in Listowel had been burnt-out and the troops, heavy with drink and bent on seeking revenge decided to execute the young men. One of the men, Dalton, attempted to free himself from captivity but was thwarted in his efforts by a bullet. Both of the other 2 men were shot on the spot. Today a memorial stands by the roadside where those 3 friends died on that fateful day during Ireland's fight for Independence.



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