Knockanuare Notes- 14th June 2020

MASS on You Tube on Sunday at 10am. For YouTube connection search Church of the Assumption Moyvane & click on the stained glass window. Mass during week at Church side door, people can view it from their cars. It is also on the Radio Link.


Daily at 7.30pm in Moyvane (Sunday 11am).  See Novena leaflets for the daily themes.

PRESENTATION evening was held in Athea last week for Nora Lynch nee Flaherty of Glasha, Athea on her 100th birthday. Lovely evening of music and song, and Nora being musical also sang.

REACH ACTIVE WORKS: Minor works will be taking place on Thursday and Friday the 11th & 12th June on the Trien road. A full 24 hour road closure will be in place on the Trien Road from 8am on Monday 15th until 6pm on Friday 19th June to facilitate cable installation. There will be no through traffic between these dates and a diversion route will be in place via Shanacool Cross. Cable installation will continue along the Athea Road and up to Knockanure Village the following week under a traffic light or stop and go traffic management system. Info from Padraig Kearney 086/6072159.

NEW CLOSING:  Note there is a proposal to close the L1021 Ahavoher to Gortaglanna from 6th July to 24th July.

KN WORKS: There will be minor works on the Moyvane Road between Ahalahana Road and Aughrim Road junctions, these works will be complete under a traffic light or stop and go traffic management system.    Info:  Shane Sheehan  087/9829576.

ANNIVERSARIES: David Riordan Moyvane, Cillian O’Connor, Joan Keane, Eamon Keane, Nancy Enright, Fr. Bill Prendiville, Tommy O’Connor, Fr. William Stack, Sr. Acquilina Relihan, Laurene Kennelly, Tony Buckley, Jim Groarke, Mass on Sat 13th at  7.30pm for  Anne Prendiville, Carrueragh (Months Mind); Sun 14th at 10.00am Sacred Heart Novena Intentions and 11.00am Mass of Thanksgiving – Special Intention; Mon 15th at 7.30pm  for Deceased of the Flavin & Mulvihill families, Aughrim; Tues 16th at  7.30pm  for Sacred Heart Novena Intentions; Wed 17th at           7.30pm for Nancy Enright (née Cronin), Tarbert & deceased of the  Cronin family, Leitrim West;

Thurs 18th at 7.30pm for Mary & Tom McNamara, Cooraclare Village (Anni); Fri 19th at 12noon  Graduation Mass for students of Murhur N.S. and  7.30pm  mass for Peggy Williams, Ballydonoghue (Months Mind); Sat 20th  at 7.30pm  for Jack Mulvihill, Woodgrove (Anni); Sun 21st at 10.00am for Jim Groarke, The Village (Anni) & deceased of the Groarke & McKenna families, and the 11.00am Mass for  Gerald Tierney, Woodgrove (1st Anni).

A KIND AND GENEROUS PARISHIONER: who does not wish to have his name published, has offered financial help toward the weekly Parish Newsletter.

GATHERING OF VOLUNTEERS:  We have a huge list of essentials that need to be put in place for the reopening of our Churches on June 29th. On Sunday 14th at 3pm, gather in your cars in Moyvane Car Park.

DROUGHT conditions continue, dykes are dry, except where there is a good spring.  Apple trees and berries are showing good signs,, plums, are very poor. Elders are in full bloom at present. I have noticed at least two bushes, showing signs of dieback.  Despite all the fine weather up to now, saving is poor at present.

FARMERS: Basic Payments Scheme deadline June 19th, to rectify any issues. Farmers also miss the outing to marts, selling animals up to now was a complicated affair.

MIXED messages about the future of distancing, causing confusion, people are allowed to do what they like soon, ignoring all the sacrifices that have been made to bring us to the present position. Now they are reducing parking spaces in local towns, such plans will keep them busy in the council office.

ALONE; has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19. The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

LONGEST DAY on June 21st, in normal times we would be looking forward to the Kerry County Fleadh, Tom Crean Endurance Walk and Killarney Walking Festival. Father’s day on June 16th never really got off the ground, this year we will have to be inventive.

TOASTMASTERS in Listowel will have their on line meeting on June 18th, see facebook.

POLICE Mutiny in Listowel on 19th June 1920 will be commemorated by Kerry Writers’ Museum, see their site for more.

WATER Safety week is cancelled this year. Lifeguards on duty in Ballybunion from 20th of June.

BEST WISHES to Nora Lynch of Glasha who celebrated her 100th birthday on Thursday last. Athea Tidy Towns organised a celebration in the village to honour the event. Big crowds lined the streets as Nora was brought to the church door by her son Jim. Fr. Tony Mullins was on hand to greet her and sang “Limerick you’re a Lady” for her.  Presentations were made  with music and songs which lasted for about one hour.

Nora was in great form and even managed a verse of “Knockanure”.  A film crew from RTE were on hand to record the event which will be aired on the news sometime over the weekend (info will be on the Athea tidy Towns Facebook page).

Part 2 Nora Lynch centenary


HOLY WELLS Day 14th June; There are around 3,000 Holy Wells in Ireland. Since early Christian times these have been seen as places of prayer and healing. The Day invites you to become aware of how precious water is. Use this wonderful prayer when you visit a well. Prayer for the Protection of Water.

O God of all creation, teach us how to protect water on which all living beings depend, plants, animals, fish, birds, humans Help us to ensure that water may always flow freely and purely for all your Creation. May your Spirit soften our hearts and enlighten us so that we may act responsibly to protect water, the vital source of life in Our Common Home.

ONLINE MASS FOR 6TH CLASS PUPILS:  Bishop Ray Browne will  Celebrate  Mass  on Tuesday,  16th June  at  7.30 p.m.  for  6th Class  pupils which  will  be  livestreamed from  The  Cathedral  in  Killarney.  Link  to Webcam:

READINGS for mass at

FATHER’S: The prayer below is for all fathers, living and deceased, and is especially appropriate to pray, as a family, in the days leading up to Father’s Day.


A Prayer for Fathers

Almighty God, you have taught us that you are the Father of us all, And that all fatherhood takes its origin from you.

You protect us from evil

And provide our daily bread.

You are strength and integrity, blessing and the font of life.


We thank you, then, for our fathers.

Though human, they are also a reflection of you, Lord God.

They are your gift to us.


We pray for all fathers today.

May they realize the greatness of their vocation

And have the strength to live it without fear.

Forgive their sins, and keep their eyes raised up to you


To those who still make this earthly journey with us,

Give us the grace to love them as we should;

And to those whom you have called from this life,

Give a special place of honour in the heavenly kingdom

With you, the Father of all.

We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Boston Pilot (1838-1857), Volume XI, Number 2, 8 January 1848

In South Boston, on Friday, 24th ult., of disease of the heart, accompanied with diarrhoea, Mr. Maurice Griffin, a native of Ireland, parish of Tarbert, co Kerry, aged 54 years;—respected by a large circle of friends, honest and upright in his intercourse with all who now sympathise with his bereaved wife and young family, whom lie has left to mourn his loss. And returned again (from whence he sprung) to dust,–1829—1950–en-20–21-byDA-txt-txIN-griffin++county+Kerry——


Boston Pilot (1838-1857), Volume XI, Number 32, 5 August 1848

Death of Dr. Griffin of Limerick. The Nation announces the death of this respected gentleman and eminent practitioner. THE HARVEST. The wheat crop is very forward, and will soon be ripe for the sickle. Oats and barley are in like condition, but there is not as much sown as in former seasons. There is a general complaint of a failure in turnips, owing to the prevalence of the fly,–1829—1950–en-20–21-byDA-txt-txIN-griffin++county+Kerry——


Pilot, Volume 25, Number 29, 19 July 1862

Mount St. Mary’s College, Wednesday, June 25,1862. Wm Byrne, Listowel and others.

The Degree of Master of Arts was conferred on John Tracy, of Albany, New York;–1829—1950–en-20–1-byDA-txt-txIN-griffin+Listowel+county+Kerry——


Pilot, Volume 32, Number 37, 11 September 1869

In Wexford column; Of Ellen Connor, alias Ellen Griffin a native of Cahir Scullibien, county Kerry, Ireland  and wife of Patrick Griffin, a native of Ballincota of the same county. Any person having any

information of her will please address her husband , Patrick Griffin, Westfield, Vt.–1829—1950–en-20–1-byDA-txt-txIN-griffin+Listowel+county+Kerry——


Pilot, Volume 34, Number 30, 29 July 1871

Of John Shanahan, son of Bryan Shanahan and Kate Griffin, of Ballylongford, co. Kerry, who came to this country in 1854; when last heard from he was in Shelby, eighteen miles from Memphis, Tenn., and was then about going to Omaha. Information regarding his whereabouts will be received by his brother, Thomas Shanahan who is most anxious to hear from him. Direct in care of Michael Jeffcott, Guthrie City, Ky., for Thomas Shanahan. ”


Of Thomas and Ally O’Connor, son and daughter of Denis O’Connor and Mary Sheahan, natives of the parish of Newtown Sands, co. Kerry. Thomas and Ally left home for America some nine years ago, and was heard from but once since they left home. Ally got married, and Thomas sent home some money to his mother, who was living with Mrs. O’Connell and Edward Sheahan, in Listowel. Information of them will be received by their sister, Mary O’Connor. Please address B. Ganey, Walla Walla, W. T.



Pilot, Volume 37, Number 12, 21 March 1874

JAMES Maloney, a native Of Newcastle West, county Limerick, who came to this country about the year 1856 or ’57, and landed in New York; he lived in Washington street of said city. Information of him, or family, will be received by his nephew, Dennis Maloney, No. 2 Providence street, Worcester, Mass.–1829—1950–en-20–1-byDA-txt-txIN-griffin+Listowel+county+Kerry——


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GERALD GRIFFIN AS A CHRISTIAN BROTHER. The little pamphlets published by the Catholic Truth Society of Ireland are noteworthy publieatiteiis in many …


Died, on December 5, at the convent of the Sisters of Charity, Claren Bridge, county Galway, Ireland, Anna Griffin, sister of Gerald Griffin, after a painful illness of …


DEATH OF GERALD GRIFFIN’S “SISTER OF CHARITY.” Avery remarkable lady died on the sth ult., at the Convent of the Sisters of Charity, Clarenbridge, …

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A PLACE IN THY MEMORY,DEAREST. Gerald Griffin. Born 1803. Died 1840. Though the following song has not such striking marks of nationality as many of …

OBITUARY. — Pilot, Volume 19, Number 21 — 26 May 1866 …

Therefore his sudden and premature demise has left a vacuum in the society in which he moved that will not be easily filled up,—R. I. P. Death of Captain Griffin.


L. Hartsuff, A. A. G. General Griffin was of the same origin, remotely, as Gerald Griffin, the Irish novelist, poet and dramatist. Of the history of this fruitful stock, we  …

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GERALD GRIFFIN AS A CHRISTIAN BROTHER. The little pamphlets published by the Catholic Truth Society of Ireland are noteworthy public atiteiis in many …

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ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. — Pilot, Volume 31, Number …

This correspondent inquires where he can obtain Gerald Griffin’s Irish Stories. We answer that the compete works of Gerald Griffin have been published by the …


Pilot, Volume 30, Number 39, 28 September 1867

Major-General Charles Griffin was temporarily invested with the command of the Fifth Military District upon the removal of General Sheridan. He was born in Ohio, graduated at West Point in 1847, and was a class-mate of Generals Burnside and Ayres. Entering the artillery service, he was soon after his graduation ordered to Mexico, and


Pilot, Volume 31, Number 16, 18 April 1868

This correspondent inquires where he can obtain Gerald Griffin’s Irish Stories. We answer that the complete works of Gerald Griffin have been published by the Messrs. Sadiler, Barclay street, New York. Wm. O’Neil,” New York


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