Knockanuare Notes-15th March 2020

MASS: Priests will continue to celebrate their Masses, without a congregation, for all the people of the diocese. Where possible this will be broadcast via parish radio or webcam / streaming. People are asked to consider setting aside a few minutes for prayer at 11 am on Sundays and St Patrick’s Day. Thus we all unite as one in prayer, uniting with all the Masses being celebrated privately. Also many people are deciding to pray the Rosary or a decade at home each evening.

Meanwhile the diocese will seek to consult widely and by Thursday will make decisions regarding the next few weeks.

KILPADOGUE-MOYVANE-KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP FUND – EirGrid manages and plans the electricity transmission grid across the island of Ireland. Together with ESB Networks, we are working towards completing an electricity infrastructure project between the substations of Knockanure and Kilpadogue near Tarbert. We are always grateful for the support and understanding of local communities, and have established a Community Sponsorship Fund with a value of €205,000 to benefit those along the route of the project. You can get more information at eirgrid group. The Fund will be open for applications till 15th May.

TIME on your hands; Many are planning using the local nature trails, there are so many details on internet. Others are catching up on jobs which were on the long finger. Most families have old photographs   and family memorabilia, now is the time to prepare a family tree and share it. Others have gardens neglected, despite the wet soil, we could be making preparations. The laying of the underground cables have exposed soil on ditches, which are now receptive to wild flower seed.

Many believe that our selfish ways, are a contributory factor in the spread of the disease, the leaders advise us to do as I say and not as I do. All over the world, schools are switching to online learning and home schooling.

NEWS: Denzel Washington sums the current media situation perfectly. “if you don’t read your uninformed, if you read the news you’re misinformed.”

DUAGH SPORTS & LEISURE COMPLEX: It is with great regret that Duagh Sports Complex have decided to postpone the upcoming concert with Michael English due to the threat of COVID 19 (coronavirus) Anyone who purchased tickets can take them to the outlet where purchased for a refund. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and thanks to everyone for your continued support and wishing everyone well at this time.

DEATH on Friday 13th March 2020 of  Sr. Dympna (Eileen) Stack, Mountbellew, Galway. Sisters of the Christian Retreat, Mountbellew, Co. Galway, and late of Moyvane South, Co Kerry. First principal of Holy Rosary College, Mountbellew, in her 92nd year. Deeply regretted by her sisters in community, her brother Tom (Ennis), sisters-in-law Sheila and Joan, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great grandnieces, great grandnephews, cousins and extended family, retired and current staff of Holy Rosary College, neighbours and wide circle of friends. Her parents were Jim Stack who came from Glin and Molly Cunningham who was born at Kilbaha. Her siblings were Mai, John, Dick, Bridie, and Tom the sole survivor.

DEATH has occurred of Jack Flaherty, Cloumacon, Listowel on the 12th March, 2020,survived by his brother, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Mass at Listowel Church with burial afterwards in St. John Paul II Cemetery.

DEATH took place of Hannah Keane (née Halloran), Kilmeaney, Kilmorna, on the 10th March, 2020. Predeceased by her husband Mike, granddaughter Michelle, brothers John, Paddy and Tom, sister Mary. Survived by son Tim, daughters Mary, Helen, Breda, Siobhan and Liz, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brother Timmy, sister Catherine, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces. Requiem Mass for Hannah was celebrated at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure with burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

DEATH of Father Eamonn O’Hara (Retired Parish Priest of Carlton, Nottingham, and formerly of Cloongoona, Tourlestrane, Co. Sligo), on 8th March 2020. Local priests Frs, Tom, Brendan, and James attended funeral.

SYMPATHY to Josie Clancy, Knockanure on the death of her sister Sr. Cyprian Dalton formally of Athea who died in Selly Park Convent, Birmingham.

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora Scanlon, Michael Keane, Ned Leahy, Noel Mulvihill, Pat Joe Barry, Mary B O’Connell, Margaret Mulvihill, Dan Liston, Billy Looney, Tom Moore, Anna Flaherty, Jo Timoney, Please note celebrating Mass privately all this coming week. Mass for the following whose Anniversaries occur at this time and were scheduled for this weekend and throughout the week.

Peggy Wallace, Aughrim (Anni); Kitty & Mossie Flaherty, Glenalappa (Anni); Margaret Mulvihill, Gurtdromosillihy (Anni)

Please note that the following Masses that were due to take place this weekend and next have been deferred at the request of the families: Margaret & Michael Flynn, Knockanure (Anni) & deceased of the Flynn & McMahon families; Mary Savage, Charleville (Rec Dec); Jack Shine, Glin Road (Months Mind) – new dates will be published later.

CONCERT MOYVANE Church fundraiser; Liam O’Connor and Brian Kennedy perform together in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on Tuesday 10th, they put on a lively enjoyable show, great credit to local dancers and family members of Liam O’Connor, who put on a splendid performance.

PUPILS from Knockanure N.S. put on a lovely show for parents and friends, last week, who knows what budding entertainer, will emerge from the show.

FEET: Chiropodist will be in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Wed. 27th March.  Tel. 087-7672172 to make an appointment.

REACH ACTIVE WORKS: Cable installation works on the Trien Road late next week, minor works will be complete on the road from Bambury’s Cross to Knockanure Village. All works will be complete under a traffic light or yield right of way traffic management system. A full road closure will be in place on the Trien Road the following week from Monday the 23rd to Friday the 27th to facilitate cable installation. Padraig 086/6072159.

KN WORKS: Cable installation works will continue between Barraougeen Cross and the start of the Bog Road Wednesday and Thursday under a traffic light traffic management system. Shane Sheehan 087/9829576.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: 0667134276Fire Fall-Charismatic Prayer Meeting: Mondays 7.30pm-8.30pm. Lantern Night Holy Hour with Adoration: Thurs. 19th March, 7.30pm-8.30pm.A Creative Writing Weekend Retreat: Madge O’Callaghan, Weekend of writing using the AWA method.  Fri. 20th to Sun 22nd March. Contact 0863218848

VINTAGE: Knockdown Vintage Club Charity Vintage Run on Sunday 29th March 2020 at 1pm. Light Refreshments will be served. Music by  Deel Dinger from 4 – 6pm.

RACE: Rás na Mumhan will pass through Athea on Easter Saturday.

SIVE BY LARTIGUE THEATRE GROUP LISTOWEL Commencing Thursday 2nd April to Tuesday April 7th.

St John’s Theatre & Arts Centre is following government advice on Covid-19, will postpone all public events until Monday 30th March 2020. Events outside of these dates remain unchanged, unless further advised. As you may be aware, the Libraries have been closed so if any of you know of patrons do not have internet services and require anything looked up, printed or rescheduled etc. we are more than happy to help where possible.

POST OFFICE will remain open. If you feel uneasy coming to the post office, due to the Corona Virus, a relative can come on your behalf and pick up a temporary agent form. Once the short form is completed, this nominated person can then receive the social welfare payment on your behalf.

THE PERMANENT DIACONATE: The Diocese of Kerry is seeking candidates who feel they may have a calling to be permanent deacons. The diocese already has six deacons.  The hope is to begin  a “Come and See” programme next autumn.    Information  leaflets  on  the  permanent diaconate  are  available  in  the  Parish  Centre.

POVERTY: Since 1990, a quarter of the world has risen out of extreme poverty! Now, less than 10% of the world lives in extreme poverty, surviving on less than $1.90 a day.

FUNDING: Kilpaddoge-Moyvane-Knockanure Community Sponsorship Fund

The Kilpaddoge-Moyvane-Knockanure Community Sponsorship Fund is open to applications until 15th May 2020. To apply for funding please go to

where you can register and complete the online application form.

To help groups with applications, a sample application form is available on the above website,

Should you have any queries in relation to the fund or the application process, please contact Catherine Scully at SECAD Partnership CLG either by phone (021 4613432) or email [email protected]

WALK: The Knight’s Walk in Glin, Co. Limerick. It takes just over an hour…. Full details:  via @Indo_Travel_ #LoveIreland

AUTISM: AUsome Autism Conference is Ireland’s ONLY conference where the presenters on Autism are Autistic themselves. It’s taking place in Rochestown Park Hotel Sun Mar. 29th 9am-5pm. For more info look up autism training on or call 087 2945977

Moyvane Concert 10 March 2020.mp4


CORONA: In a dramatic step, Israel to require 14-day quarantine for all travellers from abroad.


The Diocese of Rome has cancelled all public Masses until April 3 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement by the vicar general of the diocese, published Sunday evening, follows a decree by the Italian government suspending all public religious ceremonies. “The Church of Rome … assumes an attitude of full responsibility towards the community in the awareness that protection from contagion requires even drastic measures…

IMPORTANT – Please read: Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference statement on liturgical considerations in the context of COVID-19 (Coronairus)


Not so politicians and the media. They love playing to the gallery, as they do after every health scare and terrorist incident. Front pages are outrageous. No BBC presenter seems able to avoid the subject. Wash hands to save the nation. The BBC must be sponsored by the soap industry.


False Reports.


SOAP; You’re not just washing viruses down the drain. Soap destroys the coronavirus, a chemistry professor explains.

SALT: There is no evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with salt water (saline) protects you from coronavirus.

There is some limited evidence that regularly rinsing your nose with saline can help people recover more quickly from the common cold. But regularly rinsing the nose has not been shown to prevent respiratory infections.

MEDJUGORJE: 1st September 2020. 7 nights accommodation  with breakfast and dinner  included,  flights  ex  Cork  airport  to Dubrovnik,  return  airport  transfers,  inclusive  of Group  Travel  Insurance.  Includes full  religious programme. Group Leader Maura O’Keeffe  Harksen,  accompanied  by  Fr.  Francis Nolan. For further information contact 066 7127143

QUARANTINE: Finding out that he was a likely to be trapped by the Italian quarantine, one American tourist tried to evade it by circumventing the authorities.


PAPERS;  Nelson Evening Mail, Volume LXIV, 29 May 1931



(United Press Association— By Electric Telegraph—Copyright)

(Received 29th May, 12.50 p.m.) DELHI, 28th May

Thirty-six people, including two European nuns, died in one day at the Good Shepherd Convent at Balgalore as the result of a mysterious epidemic which has not yet been fathomed by doctors.



Auckland Star, Volume LVII, Issue 146, 22 June 1926

HEROIC NUNS IN SYDNEY. EN ROUTE TO MAKOGAL (From Our Own Correspondent.) SYDNEY, June I8. A tragic little party passed through Sydney this week —ten nuns and three priests—on their way to the islands of the Pacific, several of them to minister to the lepers exiled on Makogai Island, Fiji. From that island they can never return, yet they were happy to be on their way to do what they consider to be their duty. The party came on the liner Ville d’Amiens, and would not refer to their work ahead. Although they know they are going to a living death they refused to be downhearted.


Nearly 400 lepers from Fiji, Polynesia, India and China are segregated on Makogai, and are cared for by the Sisters of the Third Order Regular of Mary, with little native sisters as helpers. Only one-third of the patients are Roman Catholics, but religion does not enter into the work, than which nothing more humanitarian can be imagined.



Timaru Herald, Volume XXII, Issue 1208, 26 May 1875

(London Correspondent of The Scotsman) From the advance sheets of a brochure, about to be published, upon the present material condition of the Roman Catholic Church  throughout the world, I take the following interesting statistics concerning this Church in the British Empire and in the United States — that is to say, in England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland, British North America, Australia, New Zealand, Malta, British India, British Africa, the British  West Indies, and the United States. In these countries there are 192 Roman Catholic archbishops and bishops— 23 of them being archbishops. Not all of these prelates, however, have sees, nine of them being either retired or acting as coadjutors. The whole number of priests, of all ranks below a bishop, is 12,592.



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