Knockanuare Notes -10th May 2020

SCOIL CHROP CHRIOST:  The children along with their teacher Ms. McDermott were due to celebrate their First Holy Communion on 9th May in Knockanure Church, they are prayerfully remembered in our Mass on Sunday (available on YouTube). Thanks to  Ms. McDermott and Mrs Donegan for their help with the Sunday’s Liturgy.

MASS from Moyvane on youtube at 10am on Sundays.

CLOTHES BANK: With so many having lots of time to de-clutter unwanted items from their homes these past six weeks, a clothes bank is in Moyvane Church Car Park.

MAY ALTARS:  Those of you with May Altars in your homes may like to avail of a special treat to be included in our YouTube Mass on Sunday 17th.  Photograph your May Altar at home with a brief greeting for your loved ones watching in various parts of the world.  The greetings can be in the form of artwork placed in front of your May Altar or a WhatsApp voice message (no more than ten seconds otherwise it may not be included).  You can send your picture along with your message to Conor Hogan on 089/4252896 no later than 2pm Wednesday 13th

POPE FRANCIS INVITES: everyone to rediscover the beauty of praying the Rosary… have an ideal opportunity to join us in Moyvane Church Car Park at 7.15pm Monday to Saturday. The full text of Pope Francis’ letter and the prayers are on the diocesan website –

RESEARCH from China and Japan shows Covid-19 infections are more likely to take place indoors. “The indoor environment is potentially much worse than outside, because the viruses and/or pollution particles can’t really escape unless you’ve got good ventilation,” said Prof Kelly.

DEATH OF FORMER PARISH PRIEST of Knockanure Moyvane, Canon Michael Fleming, P.P. Killorglin. He served in this parish from 2001 to 2003 as P.P. and then moved to Killorglin. A native of Scartaglen, Canon Fleming had worked in several parishes in Kerry and overseas and following initial postings in Dingle and Waterville, he spent some time in Wembley. Another former Parish Priest Fr. John Lucid died during the Easter season in 2017.

DEATH has taken place in Sutton, London of Norah Smith nee Lane late of Kilmorna in her 96th year , daughter of the late Denis and Eileen Lane, mass will be offered at a later date in her memory, sadly missed by her daughter Caroline and family, brothers Bill, Eanus, and Joe, sisters Eileen, and Mary, nieces, nephews and extended family.

DEATH has taken place of Thomas Vincent Breslin (Retired Garda) (Palmerstown, and formerly of Derrymonan, Ballina, on April 15th 2020,  predeceased by his wife Margaret Kennelly, their children are  Angela, Edel, Vincent, John, Patrick and Catherine, brother Joe, Sr. Breege MMM, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, and 14 grandchildren.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jer Murphy, Joe Faley, Paud Culhane, Tom Sullivan, Molly White, Dillon Boyer, Lar Buckley, Ellen Stack, Michael Anthony Ahern, Eileen Keogh, Patsy Horan, Fr. Roger Duggan, Jer Scannell, Sr. James Kennelly, Jimmy Fitzgerald, Francis Brosnan, Tom Quinlan, Peter McGrath, Tony Cronin, Jerry McCarthy, Jack McCarthy, Tim Kennelly, Joseph Kiely, Mass celebrated in private; Sat 9th at 7.30pm for  James & Bridget Beaton, Ahalahana; Sun 10th at  10.00am for  Jerry & Bridie McCarthy & their son Jeremiah of Gurtdromosillihy; Mass at 11.00am for Parishioners; Mon 11th  at 7.30pm  for Mike O’Brien (Rec Dec); Tues 12th  at 7.30pm for Mai Carr, Ahalahana – Birthday Blessing & Thanksgiving; Wed 13th at 7.30pm for David Foley, Kilbaha & Deceased of the Foley &

O’Connor families; Thurs 14th at  7.30pm Mass Special Intention – Sick & caring family; Fri 15th at 7.30pm for John Joe Mulvihill, Co. Meath & Gurtdromosillihy (Months Mind); Sat 16th at 7.30pm  Peter McGrath, Ahalahana; Sun 17th at  10.00am for Noreen Sweeney, Carrueragh & her husband Pat

And Mass at 11.00am for  Fr. Paul Dillon, Duagh (Rec Dec).


EASTER WATER AND NEWSLETTERS:  Both of the aforementioned are available on Fridays in front of

Knockanure Church and outside the Presbytery door.  The Newsletters are also available in Noel’s and Holly’s.

OPEN AIR MASSES:  With no clear directives coming from the Church, it is simply trial and error at the moment on how best to keep contact with parishioners.   On Wednesday last we had Mass through bell speakers in Moyvane Church.  It is hoped to relay the Masses Monday to Saturday in these speakers, starting each evening with the Rosary at 7.15pm.  You are free, if you so wish, to come in your cars and prayerfully listen and respond to the Rosary and the Mass.  If you think this connection with Rosary and Mass is helpful to you at this time, please feel free to drive into the large car park in Moyvane Church.

FILMMAKERS have a  new online course available at Kerry College organised by local man Gerard Barrett, quite a number of high profile media people are involved in giving advice.

GAA archive website have over 100 All Ireland Finals available free on their site.

PAINT: Take a rock, bring it home, wash it and paint it and return the rock to the rock display at the fairy garden in Athea. You can also pick a rock from your own garden, decorate it and add it to the display.

GAISCE Award, challenge areas; Community Involvement, Physical recreation and Personal Skills, suitable for 15 to 25 year olds, see details on the web site.

MASS CARDS:  With the office remaining closed for the foreseeable future, Mass cards for the deceased and Mass bouquet cards are available from Holly’s Gala. Fr. Kevin would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff for being so helpful.  I wish to assure you that a lot of my priest colleagues within and outside the Diocese who celebrate Mass daily are most appreciative of these intentions.

RESTRICTIONS on people, on Allotments, Graveyards, beaches and other outdoor open spaces, did any of these restrictions reduce incidents of C 19. Doctors know the names of most of the people that are vulnerable to the virus, the obvious strategy would be to double protect them, while waiting for the vaccine. Road works which were causing considerable disruption, could easily be finished before lockdown is ended. Hairdressers another profession seeking to open, No wonder that people want them open, when they see daily on TV, people flouting laws, enforced us. People entering the country, are free effectively to do what they like, refuse entry, unless they have a substantial monitory bond. The head of the Centre for the Study of Immunology went to the Dublin Airport website and counted 22 flights coming into Ireland and 24 leaving Ireland recently.

UL have launched survey of mental health during lockdown, the same survey is taking place in England.

LEAVING CERT, with on line courses, there is no need for high points to progress at third lever. Reform now, where is our Minister, why wait.  Universities to attract good students have set up courses with small quotas, to require high points for entry.

GOOD Weather continues, Rhododendrons and White Thorn are flowering, silage is also being harvested, and large amount of turf is being cut. We had thunder and heavy showers of soft rain on Saturday last.

ABBEYFEALE COMMUNITY ALERT:  Wash your hands with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds every time you leave the house, re-enter the house, do the shopping, unpack the shopping and any time you think you should.   There is a really dirty cruel horrible scam on the go these days where the crooks send out a text stating that they are the HSE:  “Someone who came in contact with you tested positive or has shown symptoms for COVID -19 and recommends you self – isolate/get tested.  More at COVID – 19  IGNORE Do not click on the link, they can steal your credit card and personal details in seconds.  This is not how you will be contacted if you have been in contact with someone. Another one is where they ring you up( mar ya) from the HSE to send you a supply of face masks, sanitizers etc to keep you safe(!) and then they look for your bank card details.  DROP THE PHONE.   Avoid ‘opportunities’ to work from home with no interview, no previous experience and a heart stopping remuneration package.  They’ll be looking for a fee in order to begin work/training.  Remember that all the shops have designated times in the early morning for shopping for the elderly or if you are cocooning and  need shopping or messages, contact the local committee who have been set up by Abbeyfeale Community Council on 068 31169/068 32080/ 087 7571144 any day between 9-5pm.  The Gardai are also available to help vulnerable people and will call to people, collect shopping or medicines so if you want help ring them.  Do also  ring Abbeyfeale Gardai on 068 30010 (Three hundred ten) if you have concerns over callers/ travelling salesmen

ST. JOHN’S TRALEE: have launched an online ZOOM Adult Faith Formation experience which comprises of 7 programs varying from Grief & Loss, Faith & Addiction, The Gospel of Matthew, & Living Laudato Si. Programs run for 30/45 minutes, one day a week for 3 or 4 weeks. If interested email [email protected] to find out more & to register your interest.

FEAST of Our Lady of Fatima is on May 13th. St Brendan is remembered on May 16th.

DIOCESE: There are now over 500 people in the diocese who have undertaken the Diocese of Kerry Course in Pastoral Ministry. This is a great source of renewal and deepening of faith and ministry for all. Participants have enjoyed the camaraderie of fellow ministers as well as the opportunity to interact with theologians around key aspects of faith and ministry.

DOCTORS have an increased propensity to die by suicide. It was estimated in US that 3 to 400 die each year.

HOME Schooling, National Dairy Council, have a range of useful activities at moocrew site.

VISORS: Hanover, Germany – The KraussMaffei Extrusion Division at the Hannover site has responded promptly to the shortage of personal protection equipment, and are venturing producing reusable facial visors.

WORDS – “Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi.


May we, who are merely inconvenienced,

remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we, who have no risk factors,

remember those most vulnerable.

May we, who have the luxury of working from home,

remember those who must choose between preserving their own health,

or work for the health of others.

May we, who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close,

remember those who do not have that option.

May we, who have to cancel our trips,

remember those that have no safe place to go.

May we, who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market,

remember those with no margin at all.

May we, who settle in for a quarantine at home,

remember those who have no home.

As fear grips our country, let us choose love.

During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other,

let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God

to our neighbours.   AMEN.

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PRAY  a Mother’s Day Novena    beginning May 2. Find the prayer at

MATCHES: A lot of talk about matches to entertain us and help people through this time. Could we find young volunteers who would isolate themselves, and have regular temperature checks, they would be relatively safe to play matches behind closed doors and provide a great service to patrons.



Birth: 1845 in Brougham, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

Death: 12 Mar 1912 in Brougham, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

Burial: 14 Mar 1912 Mount Saint Patrick, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada


Father: Martin KENNELLY b: 1807 in Limerick, Ireland

Mother: Catherine WINDLE b: 1826 in Newtownsandes, Ireland


Marriage 1 Bridget LYNCH b: 1849 in Renfrew, Admaston, Ontario, Canada

Married: 1881 in Admaston, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada


Margaret Ann KENNELLY b: 1883 in Brougham, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

Martin L. KENNELLY b: 1 Jun 1884 c: 4 Jun 1883 in Mount Saint Patrick, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada*

Catherine Mary KENNELLY b: 1887

Jeremiah KENNELLY b: 6 Apr 1890




Martin Kennelly

Birth      1807

County Limerick, Ireland- Death                13 Jun 1875 (aged 67–68)

Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada

Burial Mount Saint Patrick Roman Catholic Cemetery- Mount Saint Patrick, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada- Memorial ID       195555433 •



Birth: 1807 in Limerick, Ireland

Father: Mortimer KENNELLY b: in Newtownsandes, Ireland

Mother: Catherine FLAHAVEN


Marriage 1 Catherine WINDLE b: 1826 in Newtownsandes, Ireland

Married: 1840 in Newtownsandes, Ireland


Michael Lawrence KENNELLY b: 15 Jan 1841 in Ireland

Mortimer KENNELLY b: 1845 in Brougham, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

Henry KENNELLY b: 29 Sep 1846 in Mount Saint Patrick, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

Patrick KENNELLY b: 9 May 1848 in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

Ellen KENNELLY b: 1840 in Brougham, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

Mary KENNELLY b: 1854 in Brougham, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

Martin KENNELLY b: 1859 in Mount Saint Patrick, Ontario, Canada

John A. KENNELLY b: 20 Mar 1861 in Brougham, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

Catharine KENNELLY b: 1861 in Brougham, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

Margaret KENNELLY b: 1862.


Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Militia Attestation Papers, 1800-1915

Draft, Enlistment and Service

Patrick Kelleher Birth abt year city, Kerry, Ireland


Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Militia Attestation Papers, 1800-1915

Draft, Enlistment and Service

Name    John Kelly- Birth- abt year Newtownsandes, Kerry


UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Service Records, 1760-1920

Draft, Enlistment and Service

Birth- Newtownsandes, Kerry abt year


British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920

Pension Records

Name    John Kelly- Mother given name surname Birth- abt year Newtownsandes, Kerry

UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Admissions and Discharges, 1715-1925


U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947

Draft, Enlistment and Service

Name- Con Cornelius Hanrahan- Relative -Martin Hanrahan

Birth- 21 Mar 1916 Newtownsandes, Kerry, Ireland


U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947

Draft, Enlistment and Service

Name    James Patrick Kearney Relative Catherine Ryan- Birth 28 Jan 1912 Newtownsandes, Ireland

Residence- Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA


Web: Ireland, Military Service Pension Index, 1916-1923

Name    Timothy Prenderville Death- 21 Sep 1926 Military- 27 September 1926 – 17 September 1954

Residence- Glenalappa, Newtownsandes, Kerry, Ireland

Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Militia Attestation Papers, 1800-1915

Draft, Enlistment and Service


U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947

Draft, Enlistment and Service; Name John Cunningham- Relative Nora-Birth-1 Jul 1902 Newtownsandes, Ireland Residence- 1942


U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947

Draft, Enlistment and Service

Name    Myles Kearney Relative Gerard Schellinger

Birth-23 Apr 1913 Newtownsandes Kerry, Ireland Residence- 1940 Rawlins, Carbon, Wyoming, USA


U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

Draft, Enlistment and Service Name- Daniel Scanlon- Birth-1 Apr 1888 Newtownsandes County, Ireland- Residence-1942 Bx, New York (City), USA


UK, Military Deserters, 1812-1927

Disciplinary Actions- Name-James McMahon- Birth year Newtownsandes- Military -dd mm year location


U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947

Draft, Enlistment and Service

Name    John O’Connor-Relative                -Bishop Robert Armstrong- Birth-2 Jul 1910 Newtownsandes, Ireland- Residence- 1940 Sacramento, Sacramento, California, USA


Pennsylvania, WWI Veterans Service and Compensation Files, 1917-1919, 1934-1948

Pension Records- Name               Barth J Stack- Birth-dd mm year Newtownsandes Co, Kerry, Ireland


Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Militia Attestation Papers, 1800-1915

Draft, Enlistment and Service


Name   Denis O’Connor,  Birth- abt 1867 Listowel, Kerry, Ireland

UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Service Records, 1760-1920

Draft, Enlistment and Service-  Birth Newtownsandes, Kerry abt 1846

UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Admissions and Discharges, 1715-1925

Pension Records


Name   John Lynch  Birth- abt 1839 Newtownsandes, Tarbert, Kerry

Other 6 Aug 1861-   Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Militia Attestation Papers, 1800-1915

Draft, Enlistment and Service



James Fitzmaurice- Birth , abt 1879 Newtownsandes, Kerry, Ireland -UK, Military Deserters, 1812-1927-  Disciplinary Actions



James McMahon Birth,  Abt 1836 Newtownsandes  Military  28 May 1862 Tralee

Publication  12 Nov 1862  Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Militia Attestation Papers, 1800-1915

Draft, Enlistment and Service



Patrick Kelleher Birth    abt 1872 Listowel, Kerry, Ireland   UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Service Records, 1760-1920   Draft, Enlistment and Service


Birth- Newtownsandes, Kerry, Ireland abt 1839


Brett and Kate McKay • May 1, 2020

The Best Way to Retain What You Read


Convents in USA


LOSS: As Dietrich Bonhoeffer put it: “Nothing can make up for the absence of someone we love. It is nonsense to say that God fills the gap; God doesn’t fill it, but on the contrary, God keeps it empty and so helps us keep alive our former communion with each other, even at the cost of pain. The dearer and richer our memories, the more difficult the separation. But gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy. The beauties of the past are borne, not as a thorn in the flesh, but as a precious gift in themselves.” (Letters and Papers from Prison)



(JTA) — Yeshiva University said its senior officials will take voluntary pay cuts. University President Ari Berman told staff and students that he will take a 20 percent cut and each member of the senior staff a 5 to 10 percent reduction.


RECOVERED: In 1918, then about 6 years old, Marilee Shapiro Asher contracted the Spanish flu, a deadly strain of influenza estimated to have killed at least 50 million people worldwide.

A century later at age 107, Asher had contracted the new coronavirus, which is particularly lethal for older people. She wound up spending five days in the hospital, undergoing a course of antibiotic treatment before being sent home to Chevy Chase House, a senior living community in Washington, D.C. She was never put on a ventilator. Taken from  (JTA).


ITALY: Of course, Italy is hardly the only country that’s experienced a long quarantine, even though it was the first outside China to enforce one. Still, there have been a number of “only in Italy” moments along the way, things that would or could only happen in il bel paese, and now that the worst is over it’s worth looking back.



President Higgins leads annual Easter Rising commemoration ceremony


Community Centre 2008 Knockanure


Random Pictures from North Kerry back to 1970’s


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