Knockanuare notes-12th July 2020


REACH ACTIVE WORKS: A full road closure will continue between Knockanure football pitch and Knockanure church from Monday 13th until Friday 24th of July. This will be a full 24-hour road closure with no through traffic allowed. Diversion routes will be in place via the Athea-Listowel Road, N69 and Coilagurteen Road. Local

access only will be permitted up to the road closure locations from Bambury’s Cross and the Ahavoher Graveyard. For details  Jerry Clancy – 086/6072159.

KN WORKS:  Cable installation works will continue from Monday 13th to Friday 17th of July on the L1010 in Tarbert. These works will be complete under a single lane closure traffic management system. Contact Shane Sheehan – 087/9829576.

GUITAR LESSONS: commence from Sept in Moyvane Village (Marian Hall) for all levels. Group lessons and 1:1 lessons available.  For more information, call Elaine on 087/2884869.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Names are currently being taken for this year’s summer camp to be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on consecutive Thursday’s from July 16th-August 6th inclusive. The camp will be into two sessions from 11am-1pm and 2-4pm on each day and will feature arts/crafts, games and computers.  Prices for the camp are €15 a day or €50 for four days. Pre-booking is advised and Covid 19 guidelines will be applied. Further details Patricia Lyons on 068/23584.

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:  The aforementioned celebrations can be now booked through the parish office especially those that were postponed due to the lockdown.   Fr. Kevin will do his best to accommodate times and dates suitable to you.  As is the custom in this Parish, Baptisms will take place individually.   Good news – our First Holy Communion celebrations got the go ahead.  The schools will be in contact with you regarding the date.

DEATH of Rita Daly nee Finucane of Moyvane & Tralee, and South Africa, on 10th July 2020, wife of Austin, mother of Sharon, Amanda, Colleen & Fiona and sister of Noreen (Listowel & The Philippines). Sadly missed by her loving family, relatives, neighbours and friends. A private family funeral will take place for Rita in South Africa.

DEATH of Joe Thompson, Knocknasna, Abbeyfeale, aged 79 son of Peg and Joe and formerly of Headley’s Bridge, Knocknagoshel, on Saturday July 4th 2020. Predeceased by his baby daughter Rosemary, Joe, well known coursing enthusiast, survived wife of 51 years,  Marie, son Jody, daughter Emer, adored grand-daughter Abbie, daughter-in-law Marie, Emer’s partner Frank, sisters Maureen, Margaret and Noreen, brothers Tom, Lee, Jim, John and Bob, aunt Mary Whittaker, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces. He will be remembered in Knocknagoshel GAA circles as captain of the 1969 Novice Championship winning team.

DEATH of Josie Liston (née Finucane) of Coole East, Athea. Josie died on 3rd July, 2020 at Youghal & District Nursing Home. Predeceased by her husband Jack, she was mother of the late Mary Ryan (Clarina). Survived by her children Joan (Cratloe, Clare), Mike (London), Dinny (London), Noreen (Athea), Jimmy (Athea), Liam (Listowel), Geraldine (Lexlip), Sean (Athea) and Angela (Youghal), son-in-law, daughters-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Josie was a native of Knockanure, her brother Willie was a great poet and songwriter.

DEATH of Jack Charlton, he personified golden era in Irish football – Taoiseach

ANNIVERSARIES: Dan Flynn, Peg Brouder, Sr. M Joseph Sheehy, Jeremiah Cronin, Martin Collins, Mary McCarthy, Anna Danaher Smithwick, Ciss Dore, Martin McGrath, Mgr. Padraig O’Fiannachta, Jackie Keane, Helena O’Keeffe, Johnny McEnery, John Murphy, Sr. Declan Murphy, Bridie Mai Moore, Fr. William Buckley, Tom Sullivan, Margaret Horgan, Nora Mulvihill, Mass Moyvane; Sat 11th  at  7.30pm for Pat Joe McEnery, Tubbertoureen, (Months Mind); Sun 12th  at 11.00am for Paddy Connolly, Glenagragra, (Months Mind); Tues 14th  at 7.30pm for Mary McCarthy, Newcastlewest & Lr.Aughrim; Thurs 16th at  7.30pm for  Ellen & Tom Sheehan, Kilbaha; Fri 17th at  7.30pm for Ciss Dore, Woodgrove, her husband Michael, their sons  John & Mike & their daughter Kathleen; Sat 18th  at 7.30pm for Anne Prendiville, Carrueragh (Birthday Remembrance), and Mass on  Sun 19th at 11.00am for Peg Sheehan (née O’Connor), New York & l/o Upper Aughrim, (Rec Dec).

MASS Duagh; Church: Monday &Thursday ;10.00am Tuesday & Friday 7.30pm.  Saturday 7.30pm & Sunday 11.30am.

MASS ON TELEVISON  –  R.T.E. News Now at 10.30am each morning.


TARBERT BRIDEWELL – now open again. Both the coffee shop and exhibition area are back up and running.

RADIO: West Limerick 102 community radio have a new GAA programme recalling the West Limerick hurling clubs from 1970 to date. It is on air on Thursday’s from noon until 1pm, the presenter is Pat O’Donovan. County Views continue each Wednesday evening from 9-30 to 11pm. It is presented by Pat O’Donovan and he is joined by a few guests each week. Pat O’Donovan can be contacted on 087-9977340, if people want to participate.

TRALEE VTOS: Free Day Time Education for Adults.  Places are available for QQ1 & Level 3 & 4 beginning in September.  0860278978.

STUDENT Grants scheme, will have to be reviewed urgently, because of the drastic changes in family circumstances, which have occurred since last year. With distance learning student accommodations will also have to be reviewed, now, people should  not have to be waiting and waiting.

DINGLE Global Rhythm Festival was due to start on 18th of July.

BARS and Schools appear to be the only establishments closed at the present time. A good crowd was in Ballybunion during the week, children appear to be active and busy on the strand, despite the regulations people appear to be enjoying themselves. Warning notices are everywhere, most of them are a waste of money, but they are the goose that lays the golden egg for some.

EXPERTS appear to be running the country at present, put an agricultural expert into a farm and see what mess he would make of it. Story from U S., a woman and her husband who have been tested three times each. Each test was positive and the follow up tests were required until they test negative. . The numbers are inflated because they count the same person as many times as they are tested.

SCRAP: Saint Kieran’s GAA club and ADRSC are planning a scrap metal and household items collection on Wednesday September 23. People who may have items  that they would like to give before this date are asked to contact David on 086-2205572 to arrange a collection.

FAMILY DAY was due at Kiltegan  on the 12th July; New Moon on the 20th.

ACCORD, at St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee tel: (066) 7120194/7122280.

The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, will travel to Lourdes on 15 August 2020 to preside over Holy Mass for the Feast of the Assumption.

BLACK birds seem to have disappeared, other years, great numbers, loved eating blackcurrants, this year only the odd robin is around. Gooseberries are also ripe now. The Ash tree and a few others, have been battered by the cool winds.

BEEF:  CCPC recently advised the IFA that it would not investigate alleged anti-competitive practices in the beef sector, despite receiving countless complaints.

SPIRE of Notre Dame cathedral, which was destroyed in a fire last April, will be restored according to the original Gothic design. French President Emmanuel Macron announced the decision, putting an end to speculation that the spire would be rebuilt in a modern style. Mr Macron had previously hinted he was in favour of a “contemporary gesture”. However he has said he wants the restoration to be completed by 2024, when Paris is hosting the Olympics.

US politics:

AMERICA: Speaker of the house: Nanci Peloci is 80, Senate majority leader: Mitch McConnell is 78, Joe Biden is 77, Donald Trump is 74, serving Supreme Court judges: Ginsburg is 86, Breyer 81.

ISRAEL; Netanyahu admits Israel’s economy reopened ‘too soon’.

MAIL: How to add a Gmail account to your Outlook email



Advocate NY 24 Feb 1934

SUDDEN DEATH COLLAPSED WHILE TALKING  TO  PARISHIONER LISTOWELL,  Friday. The death  took  place  suddenly  last  night   at   the   Presbytery,   Newtownsandes  (N.  Kerry),  of  Rev.  M. Keane, P.P. Fr.  Keane  had  been  carrying  on  his  parochial  duties  as  usual  last   night   and  heard  confessions  in  the  church.  Later  he  was  chatting  with  a  parishioner   in  the   Presbytery   when  he  suddenly  collapsed  and  though  Dr.  R.  O’Connor,  Tarbert,  was  at  his  side  In  a   very  short   time,   life   was   extinct.   Fr.  Linehan,   C.C.,   administered   the   Last  Sacraments.  Fr.  Keane,  who  was  born  at  Ballygrenan       (near    Listowel),      about      seventy-six    years    ago,    had    spent    many  years  In  Castleisland  as  a  curate  prior  to  his  coming  to  the  parishes  of  Newtownsandes  and  Knockanure  as  pastor,  where  he  ministered  for  nearly  twenty  years.  He  had  carried  out  many  improvements,   both   at   Newtownsandes   and   Knockanure,   and   only   a   couple   of   years   ago   a   new   school   was   completed  at  Kilbaha  through  his  efforts.  He  was  a  zealous  churchman  of  the  old  school,  and  his  death  is  generally  regretted  In  the  parish.    The  funeral  will  take  place  on  Monday  after  Requiem  Mass  at  Newtownsandes  Parish

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1932-1934 – 1001.pdf


Advocate 13 Jan 1934

Following   the   resignation   of   Mrs.   Stack,  Miss  May  O’Callaghan,  Newtownsandes,     has     been     appointed     principal   of   Knockanure   Girls’  National  School.

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1932-1934 – 0956.pdf

…May O’Callaghan, Newtownsandes, has been appointed principal of Knockanure Girls’ National School. While removing some hay from a …



Advocate 14 Feb 1931

Death of   John   Moran,   Athea,   Limerick. Co. We     regret     having  to  recall   the   death   of   John   Moran,   which    took    place  Jan.  8  at  his  residence,  Athea,  Co.  Limerick,  at  age  of   67.   The  re-mains     were     removed     to      Parish      Church  on  the  9th.   The  funeral  took  place  the  following  day  to  the  family  burial  grounds  at  Knockanure.  There  was   a   very   large   and   splendid   attendance.     Deceased   belonged    to    a    very   old   and   respected   West   Limerick   family.

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1930-1931 – 0688.pdf


9 Oct 1926 ? Advocate NY

Death has occurred of Jerh O’Carroll ex T.D. Knockanure, Newtownsandes,   father   of   the   late   Prof   D.   O’Carroll,   Belvedere   College,   Dublin.

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1925-1927 – 0843.pdf



24 April 1926 ? Advocate NY


Gortaglanna Memorial”   Dance  on  May 8 On   May  12  each   year,    Kerrymen    cannot   help   but  remember  the  atrocious  murders  of Paddy  Dalton,  Paddy  Walsh  and Jerry  Lyons  of  Kerry No. 1-  Brigade,  I. R. A., who  were   brutally   put  to  death  by  the Black  and  Tans  at   Gurtaglanna,   Listowel,  Co.  Kerry,  on  May  12,  1921.  Many  of  their   comrades  here  who  are   still   determined  to  carry  on the fight   for  the  cause  for  which   these   noble   three   gave  up their  lives   have   gotten   together  to  hold  an  entertainment  and dance  on Saturday  evening.  May   8.    The  affair   will  be  held  at  Hunt’s   Point   Palace,  163d street and Southern    Boulevard,   and  will    commence  promptly  at  8.30.  The committee in charge is  headed  by  Con Dee, chairman.   All contributions may be  made   payable  to  Martin Howard secretary- treasurer 314 West 117 Street


The   proceeds  of  the  affair   will  go  towards  the  erection  of  an  Irish  Republican   memorial  hall  in the  village  of  Knockanure.  which is but  100  yards  from  the actual  spot  where  these   gallant   soldiers   were   murdered.     Those     who are responsible   for the  idea  of  a   memorial   of   this   kind   are  to be complimented.    The hall will be  used  for   meetings   of  the  local   Sinn   Fein   clubs  and  other   Irish   Republican  activities.    Besides  being  a  reminder  of  these  three  heroes,  the memorial  hall  will  be the “preparing  ground”  for  the  fight  which  will  end  in victory  for  the  Irish   Republic,  for which   they   sacrificed  all.   A  memorial  of  such  a  kind  will  certainly  be more  pleasing  to  the  “The   Men  of   Gurtaglanna   than  all the  monuments   and  statues    that    money   could   build.   Rev.  Fr.  Lyons  of  St. Paul’s,   East   117th   street,   Is  a  brother   of   Jerry   Lyons,  who   was   one of  the tree martyrs.

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1925-1927 – 0643.pdf


FAMINE: As the Great Hunger of 1848-1852 decimated the population of Ireland, with over one million deaths and two million emigrants forced to flee starvation, the Earl Grey Scheme contrived to bring orphan girls aged 14-19 from workhouses (poorhouses) across Ireland to Australia, to work as servants and help populate the new colony. During the years 1849-1851, some 4000 girls participated in the scheme, 1700 of whom came to Melbourne on six ships; Lady Kennaway, Pemberton, Diadem, New Liverpool, Derwent and Eliza Caroline.



Robert George: Stand up to the woke bullying in America

July 9, 2020


“People have forgotten that bullies are cowards,” said Prof. Robert George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and author of books and of articles, including “Solzhenitsyn’s Prophecy.”

“We need outspokenness. It’s the power of the word, not the force of arms, that will win this battle. But if people are too afraid, too frightened, too intimidated, too bullied to speak out against the bully — to stand up and defy the bully when the bully says, ‘Oh, you’re not allowed to say that,’ or the bully says, ‘Oh, you must say this, you must give me your loyalty oath’ — until somebody stands up, until we gather ourselves and stand up to the bullies, this bullying is going to continue. But the minute that we do stand up, the bully will be revealed to be what all bullies are…a coward. And then we will begin to restore our civilization and our country.”



Report by Bernadette Hyland of a new archive in Salford.

Over the centuries the Irish have played a key role in the labour and trade union movement in Britain. The Working Class Movement Library has some of the most important archives documenting this and shows the continuous thread between generations of Irish and British activists.



By: Allison C. Meier- March 21, 2020


For all the devastation of pandemics, there is a historic forgetfulness around them. They are not events that get grand public memorials, and their tolls tend to be remembered individually, rather than collectively, by those who experienced loss.

It was this scarcity of historical on-the-ground experiences that the Rev. Francis E. Tourscher was thinking of in 1919, when he compiled first-hand accounts from nuns who had worked as nurses during the influenza outbreak that had just ravaged Philadelphia


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