knockanuare notes- 17th January 2021

MASS: Assumption Radio 99.9fm from Moyvane Church only. In light of the news last Monday of the huge increase in C19 cases and the fact that at the Doorway of Hope, many had travelled outside their 5km limit, the Doorway of Hope will cease for the time being.  However, all Masses listed for Moyvane will be celebrated from the Church and can be heard on Assumption Radio 99.9fm.  Knockanure Masses continue as usual.

TAIZE PRAYER  AROUND THE  CROSS: returns  on  Sunday,  live  streamed  on Tralee Church website at  7pm.

ACCORD is open for face-to-face counselling. Appointments are arranged for daytime or evening to suit client needs. Contact 066 7122280.

FR TOM HICKEY. Ordained 1950. See details and pictures on Baile an Fheirtéaraigh Church site  An tAthair Tomás ar ‘Twitter’

SYMPATHY:  To Brenda & Seamus Clancy, Knockanure on the death of Brenda’s uncle Larry Cussen, Patrickswell whose funeral was in Patrickswell, recently. Sympathy also to Fr. Brendan Duggan of Athea and family members on the passing of his sister Celia Gleeson.

DEATH of Dick Cunningham, Kilbaha, Moyvane, on January 12th, 2021. Predeceased by his brother Dónal and sister Breda Thomas. Survived by his brothers Brian Óg and John Chris, sisters Peig Lally (Tralee) and Joan Moriarty (Cloghane), brother-in-law Paddy, sisters-in-law Kathleen and Anne, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces.

DEATH of Thomas J O’Connor of  Melbourn Road, Cork and formerly of Knockanure, Moyvane, on  10th January 2021, Thomas J (Tom) (O’Connor’s Pharmacy Douglas)  husband of Betty (nee Tarrant) and  father of Tom, Joan (Rundle), Eleanor (O’Leary), Michael, Nicholas and Deborah. Sadly missed by his  wife and family, daughters-in-law Sinead and Catriona, sons-in-law Terence and Steve, grandchildren Matthew, Hannah, Conor, Tom, William, Lily, Samuel, Louise and Hugh, nieces and nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Thomas J’s Requiem Mass live streamed on

DEATH on 11th January 2021 of Sheila O’Carroll, late of Bridge St., Ballylongford, Moyvane and Deer Lodge, Killarney. Daughter of the late Martin. Survived by her  mother Maria (nee Broderick), Uncle Des Broderick and family (Glin), cousins Mary & Rosaria O’Carroll, and the extended O’Carroll and Broderick families.

DEATH of Denis O’Flaherty, Tubbertoureen, Moyvane, on January 12th, 2021. Predeceased by his baby daughter Mary, parents Con and Bridie and nephew Mark. Sadly missed by his wife Mary, son Neilus, daughters Denise and Marie, grandchildren Killian and Lauren, brothers Eddie, Gerard and Michael, sisters Catherine, Mary and Hannah, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

Denis was born in 1957, married in 1985, he served on the Committee of Newtownsandes Co-op.

DEATH of Seán Costelloe, Woodvale Foynes, and Knockanure on January 12th 2021. Predeceased by his wife Rita, Sadly missed by his sons James & Seán Óg and his loyal K-9 friend Sam, siblings, Jimmy, Mary and Neddy, neighbours & friends.

Following Requiem mass on Thursday 14th January in St Senan’s Church Foynes burial in The Holy Cross Cemetery in Athea. He was the best juvenile footballer Moyvane ever produced.

DEATH on 12 January 2021 of Danny O’Carroll of Crohane, Fossa, Killarney, Formerly of Kilmorna, Listowel and Leeds. Beloved husband of Nora (Canavan) and father of Susan (English), Timothy and Teresa (Daly). Sadly missed by his sons-in-law John and Joe and Tim’s partner Virginija,  grandfather and great grandfather. Predeceased by his brother Jerry. Also survived by his sisters Kitty, Teresa, Peggy and Celia, and brother Maurice.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Mercedes Meade, Sr. Aquinas Liston, Fr. Michael Buckley, Michael Walsh, Johnny O’Hanlon, Eileen Collins, FR. James Noonan, Joeseph V Buckley, Mary Nolan, Mary Linnane, Marie Lyons, Sr. Enda Beasley, Emma Holly, Theresa Byrne, Eileen Galvin, Mary Morrissey, Kay Harnett. Mass Moyvane; Sat 16th at  7.30pm for Jack Walsh, Moyvane North (1st Anni); Sun 17th at  11.00am for John & Catherine Scanlon, Leitrim West &  son Tom; Mon 18th  at 7.30pm for Josie Phelan, USA; Tues 19th at 7.30pm for Special Intention (family); Wed 20th  at 7.30pm for Maurice & Mary Harnett & son James; Thurs 21st at  7.30pm  for Mary Riordan (née Flaherty), London & Athea & deceased of the Flaherty family; Fri 22nd  at 7.30pm for Mary Nolan, Glenalappa & dec of the Nolan & Galvin families; Sat 23rd  at 7.30pm for Bill Horan, Aughrim & dec of the Horan family and mass on Sun 24th at 11.00am for Jerry Fitzmaurice, Lower Aughrim (Months Mind) & his parents Kit & Edward. Mass Knockanure; Sun 17th at  9.30am for Michelle Foley, Kilmorna, & granddad Michael Keane, and mass on Sun 24th at 9.30am for  Noreen Hanley, (Nee Barry) Knockanure, Galway & UK (Rec Dec).

BE ALERT:  a car that was left unlocked at a local Cemetery had a hand bag stolen from the passenger’s seat.

DINNERS: The service is flexible and caters for individual needs.  Contact Nora on 068/49799 for further details.

BEST wishes to Timmy and Nancy Woulfe, Gortnagross celebrated 60 years of marriage recently.

FEAST of St. Agnes is celebrated on Thursday.  She was one of the early Roman martyrs.  Patron saint of engaged couples and of gardeners.

MISSION: Join us for our first Diocesan Mission, beginning on Sunday Jan 24th and concluding on Friday Jan 29th. Mission Programme- Each day, you are invited to join in Morning Reflection – online

Daily Prayer – Mission booklet – it can be picked up in your local parish or downloaded from the website Mass – live streamed from different parts of the diocese. Evening Reflection – online

Evening Mission Talk – Speakers include John Connell, author; Fr. Peter McVerry, social activist; Olive Foley; Br Richard Hendrick, ofm cap.

BOOK on Castleisland area: 88 page publication, Earls, Axeteers and Hoggies is available in shops. It reflects work of TM Donovan, Eugie O’Meara, Moss Tommy Reidy and, more recently, the late Fr. Kieran O’Shea and Michael ‘The Master’ O’Donohoe.

EVERY HOUSEHOLD IN the country is to receive two free postcards from An Post.

Survey by Eurostat shows that 7 in 10 people in Ireland are living in homes that are too large for their needs.

PRAYER: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity began Tuesday.  The theme this year is ‘Abide in My Love & You Shall Bear Much Fruit.”  This theme is set by the Sisters of Reconciliation of Grandchamp in Switzerland.  Their community is made up of fifty sisters from different churches all over the world.

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

TALK On January 25th at 8pm HeartBeat presents a special night with Neurologist Dr. Helena Moore. Dr Moore will talk about Stroke avoidance -Stroke treatment -Stroke after-care. Dr. Helena will answer your questions and bring clarity to procedures and field worries people may have in this area. Access to this meeting can be had by texting   for   the   codes   to   085 1773   910   or   emailing beforehand.

TICKET: one million Euro winning Lottery ticket was sold in North Kerry.

UNIVERSITY: The Munster Technological University is hosting a virtual parents’ information evening, education consultant and author Catherine O’Connor, on Tuesday, January 19th at 7pm, will speak about preparing for a successful transition from second level to third level.

More information can be found on

PLANS: Kerry County Development plan state that only as a last resort should free standing masts be located in or in the immediate surrounds of smaller towns and villages. A great way to deny them coverage.

GAA have confirmed the cancellation of third level competitions, including the Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cups, for the 2020/21 academic year.

LISTEN to Reflective Thoughts broadcast weekdays 7.30am and 12pm on Radio Kerry.

ATHLETICS HUB costing E3m is being developed at NCW.

SIAMSA: In response to the pandemic restrictions, Siamsa Tíre is partnering with artists across Ireland to bring the best of festive family theatre fun and entertainment directly into your homes with a choice of digitally screened events

YOUTH: Diocesan Youth and Young Adult Project  ‘’ Instagram Youth Project” Let Us Dream, The Path to a Better Future. Pope Francis invites us to dream of the future and to see, to choose and to act to create a better future for all.  What kind of future do you hope for and how will it be achieved? Share your ideas through one the following categories: Art, Photography, Poetry or Video (up to 1min) All entries can be submitted directly to Instagram @youthDoK or by  email to [email protected] up to 24th January 2021.  Participants must be between 16 and 30 years old.  The entries will be posted on the diocesan Instagram page and on during  the week of the diocesan mission. Prizes for best entry in each category. Please contact Des Bailey Ph. 086 736 4605 for more details.

BARDIC: The Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival (BBF) has been postponed – and the deadline for entries for festival’s writing competitions is now May 31.

MILFORD Hospice 10K virtual run takes place on last weekend of January, details from 061 485 860.

UK driving licence must be exchanged for Irish Licence if you are resident in Ireland, but Irish in England can still use their Irish licence legally there.

EU Just Transition funding, similar to coal regions in Europe; the Fund is expected to increase from €7.5 billion to €40 billion over the period 2021-2027. Bord na Móna will use some of fund as they have stopped harvesting peat. The EU have eliminated the turf industry in this country, surely reuse items and cut down on food waste, across Europe would do more for greening.

FATHERS. The impact on fathers and the loss of their children, they may have no say and are seldom consulted, and may have spent years in silent misery.

AWARE: (Depression Support)  Helpline on 1890 303 302Website at

JIGSAW KERRY: (Young Peoples Health in Mind) Contact 066-7186785  Email: [email protected]

PIETA HOUSE: Contact 01 6010000 or

SAMARITANS: Contact 066 7122566 Lo Call 24hr: 1850609090  Text Support: 0872609090 www.samaritans

DELAY in approving vaccines is costing lives, an urgent investigation into the approval authorities is needed. We all see how pen pushers make a living causing delays.

PAST TIMES; Guidance to occupy us during this time with fruitful pastimes would be welcome.

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1940-1942 – 0397.pdf


When  Eamon  Stack’s  “slean”  struck  a piece  of bog  oak,  while  turf cutting in a bog in attached  to his  father’s  farm  at Kilmoyley,  Co.  Kerry. He did not now   that  a, treasure  lay within  it, for the men  in  Dublin who probe the secrets of Ireland’s story before books were written Eamon lifted the bog-oak. To his surprise it was a box. And within it were four strange ornaments—bracelets that must have graced the hands of a queen, lovely garlands of glittering gold. Clasping his find he ran back to the house. Eamon Stack, senior said:  (See paper for more)


Eire Has Now 100,000 Trained Soldiers For Its Defense

His Eminence, Cardinal MacRory, Primate of All-Ireland, pre-sided at the meeting of the Irish Hierarchy, held Tuesday last in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. The Bishops appointed Rev. Denis P. O’Flynn, M.A., D.D., a native of Kanturk, Co. Cork, and well-known authority on Gaelic, as Professor of Irish Language and Literature in Maynooth.


Members of the L.S.F. formed a guard of honour at the funeral of Mrs. Michael P. Moloney, Abbeyfeale (Co. Limerick,). She and her family suffered much during the War of Independence owing to the part taken by her son, Jerry, in the old West Limerick Battalion


SISTERS: The Poor Clares are an enclosed religious community-based in Drumshanbo Co Leitrim. In recent years when numbers fell, some feared the convent could close, they Nuns prayed for vocations, as they always did and those prayers were answered when three Professed Filipino Poor Clare Sisters joined the community in Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim. The Monastery was built in 1864, and in March 2020 the convent will celebrate 150 years of unbroken Perpetual Adoration. On this very special show, Mike Mulvihill meets all seven sisters, and he also speaks with Bishops Francis Duffy & Colm O’ Reilly as well author Margaret V Horan and Priests Fr. Frankie Murray, Fr Tony Gilhooly & Fr Peter Burke, with thanks also going to Sister Helen Keegan and Sister Mary Doherty as well as John Flynn and Fr Eamonn O’ Connor.…/poor-clares-christmas-day-full


BIDEN: Perhaps most disappointing is that Biden succumbed to this reversal under political pressure from his party rivals, particularly Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California. Warren had a fit over this issue. Choking back tears, filled with anger, she insisted to an emotional audience that Hyde be reversed. “Understand this,” said Warren, voice trembling. “Women of means will still have access to abortions. Who won’t will be poor women.” As for Kamala Harris, click here to watch her on July 31, 2019, attack Biden for supporting Hyde, which she said was “unacceptable.” Biden by then had flipped on Hyde, but Harris was still fuming.


In a display of political-personal cowardice — which is especially disconcerting given that he will be inaugurated president — Joe Biden allowed himself to be browbeaten by these strident abortion activists in his party. He abandoned the unborn (and taxpayers) he had once defended through Hyde and abandoned the teaching of his Catholic faith as well, to appease Warren and Harris and angry progressives.–Irm-Kea7dAeZ-5Mm_G39VXLg7z4oyEUhzgzSSBLOeLOAQSRCjiidr1W7l58-E_lT8ZF3IwUPJwd1NaiQHObB6hdmAPw&utm_content=105392530&utm_source=hs_email



By Peter Mapuor Makur

JUBA , 13 January, 2021 / 6:03 PM (ACI Africa).-

Church leaders in Sudan have declared 2021 a year of prayer and thanksgiving after concluding celebrations to mark 100 years since Christian Missionaries first came to the Nuba Mountains in the North-eastern African countries.



AoM Team • January 13, 2021

Research, not to mention anecdotal observation, shows that a lot of narcissists end up in leadership positions. That’s because the qualities narcissism enlarges into extremes — confidence, assertiveness, a sense of destiny — help people rise to the top.



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