Knockanuare Notes-August 23rd 2020

REACH ACTIVE WORKS:  Permanent road resurfacing will take place between Ahavoher Graveyard and Knockanure substation, works will be completed under a stop and go system. (Weather dependant).  Minor works will continue along the Kilmorna, Trien, Athea and Moyvane – Knockanure Roads next week, all works will be complete under stop and go or traffic light traffic management system.  Jerry Clancy – Liaison Officer Reach Active- 086/6072159.

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE:  ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people, call 0818 222 024

FIRST COMMUNICANTS – MURHUR N.S: Originally scheduled for May 23rd the following children from Murhur N.S. celebrate their First Holy Communion on Saturday 22nd.   Ruby, Katelyn, Hannah Mai, Kayla, Micheál, Aideen, Conor, Myles, Jasmine, Nathan and Kieran.  Special thanks to their teacher Deborah O’Flaherty.

BLOOD Transfusion clinic at Ballybunion on 27th August from 5 to 8pm, ring first to book at 061 306 980.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Wednesday’s from 11am. to 3pm. at the Main Altar in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel.

MAINTENANCE Service for older people, contact 068 23429.

SYMPATHY to the relatives of Alan Smyth, Sallynoggin, Dublin, who died on August 12, 2020.

ANNIVERSARIES: Madge Fitzgerald, Betty Nash, Joan McCarthy, Mick Barrett, Shane Courtney, Bridie Moore, Sr. Evangelist Cantillon, Mary McLoughlin, Geraldine Hegarty, Pat Mulvihill, Phil Kerin, Peggy Enright, Sr. Columba Relihan, Denis McGrath, Henry Brosnan, Mass Moyvane; Sat 22nd at 7.30pm for Mary & Ned O’Flaherty, Tubbertoureen; Sun 23rd  at 11.00am for Patrick Shanahan, Kilbaha (Months Mind); Mon 24th at 7.30pm  for Kathleen Gallagher, Askeaton (Rec Dec); Wed 26th at 7.30pm for Bridie Moore, Glenalappa; Fri 28th at 7.30pm for Liam Lynch, Leitrim Middle & Deceased of the Lynch & Byrne families; Sat 29th at 7.30pm for Peggy Enright, Church Road (1stAnni), and Mass on Sun 30th at 11.00am for Seán Larkin, Maurice & Mary Dowling & Hillary Dowling.

Knockanure Church – Sun 23rd at 9.30am mass for Jimmy Ruddle, Glin (Rec Dec.). Sun 30th              9.30am for Parishioners.

TREES: Talk on line was given by Tom Dillon at Seanchai on heritage Trees of Kerry on 20th of August. He mentioned trees planted by Parnell at Kilmorna, the great man last visited there in 1891, shortly before his death. By the way Kilmorna had some great avenues of trees, before it was divided. Tom also mentioned the Knight of Kerry and the Herbert Family mentioning the great number and variety of trees they planted. Muckross yew tree is said to be the oldest tree in Ireland. Of course Queen Victoria also planted trees in Killarney. Today we can see some old trees still remaining where, substantial farmers once lived and also in Town Parks.

GREAT to see recordings of past Fleadh’s on TG4, brought back memory of great days in Listowel.

BEST WISHES to Micheal O’ Muircheartaigh on celebrating his 90th birthday, mention Newtown to him and he will recall an incident at a football match held there.

NATURAL World; from September 1st to October 4th Christian churches around the world focus on prayer and action to protect the natural world or creation. Blackberries are getting more plentiful daily.

LATIN: The Traditional Latin Mass will be offered at church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee on Sunday 30th August at 12 noon.

ALARMS: Muintir Na Tíre have issued Asdee with free carbon Monoxide alarms. This scheme is specifically for residents living in the Asdee area and who are aged 55 years and over.  However the scheme is also available to residents who are under the age of 55 if they are living alone or deemed vulnerable for the purpose of this scheme.

ACCORD; are now offering over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members during this time of unprecedented stress & pressure during these weeks of COVID-19. Call: 01 5313331.

BALLYHEIGUE: Please note : Due to Covid19 restrictions Mass on 8th September 2020 will not be celebrated in Our Lady’s Well and Grotto. A Mass will be streamed Live  at 11.00am on the day from St Mary’s Church .

ARD CHÚRAM DAY CARE CENTRE: wishes to acknowledge and thank the Covid-19 Emergency Fund & the Department of Rural & Community Development for the grant that Ard Chúram received to help support the delivery of meals on the weekends during the Covid emergency to their clients.

ALONE support line is open seven days a week, 8am -8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

BUILT Heritage photographs are being sought as part of Architecture Kerry competition, details from

JOBS: virtual recruitment event on 27th August, register at
More Information from: 087 64 6 3 175 or by Email: [email protected] or check out:

HERITAGE: archaeological work was undertaken on behalf of Kerry County Council and overseen by archaeologists from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).

This, and other Story Maps, can be accessed through the TII Story Map webpage at:

EDUCATION; announcement involving extensions for 11 educational institutions nationally to create space for 8,000 additional students. With distance learning will the extensions become white elephants?

WRITING Competion sponsored by Irelands Own, closing date 25 Sept. 2020

WEARING OF A MASK IN ENCLOSED SPACES MANDATORY:  You are also reminded to wash your hands, I am told that most people do not know how to wash hands properly.

“He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster.”

“No power can maintain itself if only hypocrites represent it.” Two quotes from – Nietzsche


WEATHER is very wet for some time past and some cattle are being housed, lucky that the forecasted storms were tame affairs. Many were waiting for a chance to save some hay and the more they waited worse were the prospects.

PAPERS: New York NY Irish American Advocate 1932-1934 – 0328.pdf

20 Aug 1932


Rev. John Molyneaux and Rev. Jas. Maher, both in charge of important parishes in Des Moines, U. S. A., are amongst the many clergy who visited the old country this year to attend the Eucharistic Congress. They are both staying presently in their respective homes in North Kerry, after a short holiday abroad. Father Maher is staying with his sister, Mrs. Dillon, and Fr. Molyneaux, who was son of the late Patrick Molyneaux, Church street, Listowel, is residing with his brother and sisters.


The Feast of St Anne was reverently observed In Glin Parish Church on Tuesday. Good congregations visited the Masses celebrated by Rev. Fr. O’Carroll, P. P., Glin, and Rev. Fr. King, Capuchin Order, Rochestown, Cork. Large numbers received Holy Communion In honour of St Anne. ————-


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1932-1934 – 0387.pdf

8 Oct 1932

Sister M. Alphomus, who died at the Presentation Convent, Mitchelstown, was a native of Kilmallock district, and was a sister of the late Father Fenton, P. P., Athea.

Deep regret is felt in Tournafulla at the death of Guard Wm. O’Connell, a native of Cobh, which sad event occurred at the Co. Hospital, Croom.

Death has taken place at Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry, of Mrs. Catherine Kissane, mother of the Rev. M. Kissane and Rev. E. Kissane, U S. A., and Joseph Kissane, Main street, Graiguenamanagh.


The marriage took place at the Parish Church, Ross, of Paddy Enright, formerly of Listowel, now residing at Inchinattin, Rossmore, and Miss Annie O’Brien, Dunour, Castlefreke. Rev. J. Ambrose, CC., Clonakilty, officiated at the ceremony.


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1932-1934 – 0488.pdf

31 Dec 1932

At Mount St. Mary’s Novitiate Sisters of Mercy Convent, Cove, the profession took place of Miss Eily Relihan. At St. Joseph’s Novitiate, Perthville, Australia, her sister, Miss Joan Relihan, was also professed. Both are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Relihan, Toor, Daugh, County Kerry.




New York NY Irish American Advocate 1932-1934 – 0609.pdf

8 April  —————————–———————–

O’Carroll and Quirke—At the Parish Church, Ballyagran, by the Rev. Father McNamara, Patrick J., son of Patrick O’Carroll and the late Mrs. O’Carroll, Tullihinell, Ballylongford, Co, Kerry, to Ellen, daughter of William and Mrs. Quirke, Mountcollins, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick.


The sudden death of Dr. Maurice Michael Murphy, Birkenhead, occasioned widespread and deep regret throughout the borough. Dr. Murphy was born In Brosna, Co. Kerry, and was son of the late Michael Murphy, Brosna, and brother of Mrs. T. T. Foley, Anglont House, Killorglln, Rev. T. A. Murphy, OSS R., Limerick, and P. M. Murphy, Brosna.

At the Convent of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles, Ardfoyle, Cork, Sister Rosaril O’Shea, Waterford; Sister Hilda Egan, Galway; Sister Sylvester Hogan, B. Comm., Kerry; Sister Finbarr Healy, Cork, and Sister Kostka McDonnell, Kerry, made their religious professions.


Sister Mary Catherine Barrett died in her 72nd year at the Convent of Mercy, Abbeyfeale. Deceased belonged to a well-known and highly respected West Limerick family, and left her home in Athea over half a century ago to join the Sisters of Mercy at Abbeyfeale.



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