Knockanuare Notes-19th July 2020

MEALS ON WHEELS: for Moyvane/Knockanure area from Knockanure Community Centre,  starting

soon, €6 daily Monday to Friday.  If interested please contact Nora 087/7476717 or Mary 087/6328104.  Continuing the scheme will depend on numbers.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Dance classes for national school age children will take place at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Monday July 20th from 2.30pm-3.30pm and for the following four Mondays. The classes will feature everything from Zumba to hip-hop and much more besides.  For further details from 068/23584.

REACH ACTIVE WORKS: A full road closure will continue between Knockanure football pitch and Knockanure Church from Monday 20th until Friday morning 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. The road will be open on Friday the 24th.  Other minor works will take place on the Kilmorna, Trien and Athea Road under a single lane closure.  Jerry Clancy 086/6072159.

KN WORKS: Cable installation works will continue from Monday 20th to Friday 24th July on the L1010 in Tarbert. These works will be complete under a single lane closure traffic management system. Shane Sheehan 087/9829576.

GRAVEYARD Committee was formed in the Parish at a meeting on 20th July 1997.

DEATH on 11 July  2020 of Jimmy Ruddle, sympathy to his wife Catherine, daughters and sons, Hélene, Ann Marie, Carol, James, Patrick, David, and Denis; sisters-in-law, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law and grandchildren, niece, and nephew. Mass in Moyvane for the happy repose of Jimmy, at a later date.

DEATH has taken place on 16 July 2020, of Fr. John Quinlan, SMA, Blackrock, Cork and formerly of Cahill’s Park, Tralee.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridger Collins, Jack McKenna, Fr. Timothy Gunn, Hannah Ferguson, Bill Enright, Nora Moore, Ellie Scanlon, Maurice Stack, Margaret Twohig, John Broderick, Fr. Denis Dwyer, John McAuliffe, Maureen Airey, Mary Holly, Mass Moyvane; Sat 18th at 7.30pm for Anne Prendiville, Carrueragh (Birthday Remembrance); Sun 19th at  11.00am  for Peg Sheehan (née O’Connor), New York & l/o Upper Aughrim; Mon 20th  at             7.30pm for  Rita Daly (née Finucane), l/o Moyvane, Tralee &

South Africa (Rec Dec); Wed 22nd at 7.30pm  for Nora Moore, Kilmorna (Anni), her  husband Jimmy & their son Willie; Thurs 23rd at  7.30pm for Denis Corridan, Murhur; Sat 25th at 7.30pm for Willie Buckley, The Village (Months Mind), and Mass on Sun 26th at 11.00am for Patrick O’Driscoll, Farranree, Cork (Anni).

PARISH OFFICE OPEN:  A reminder that the Parish Office is open.  These are the following days and times and it would be helpful if people could stick to these times for the booking of Masses, Baptisms, Weddings.  Monday & Thursday 10am – 12noon.  Tuesday & Friday 10am – 1pm.  Closed on Wednesday.

MASS ON TELEVISON  –Mass daily on television, it is on the channel R.T.E. News Now at 10.30am each morning.

LATIN Mass at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee on Sun. 26 July at 12.00 Noon. More info from [email protected]

RETIRING: Fr. Seamus Linnane, Assistant Priest, in Tralee is retiring.

CONGATULATIONS on your Wedding Anniversary Philomena and Maurice Molyneaux 44 years married.

ATHEA and District News at usual outlets this week; The office at Athea Community Council is open in the mornings so notices may be left in there.

BRONA Chocolate produced in Kilmorna by Dan O’Connor and family, people are buying it for themselves and sending it to friends abroad.

HORIZONS: 26 July Fr. Tom Looney, retraces his steps down through the years starting in Killarney town and returning to it now on retirement. Horizons at 9 on Sunday mornings on Radio Kerry.

HELP: Jigsaw support on freefone 1800 JIGSAW (544 729). It will provide free mental health support and advice to young people aged 12 to 25 years old, and parents or concerned adults.

WALK: Greenway will be closed between Ardagh Station House and Newcastle West from Monday, July 13, until Friday, October 23. The remainder of the Great Southern Greenway will remain open to the public.

WRITERS’ WEEK: This year marks the 50th anniversary of Listowel Writers’ Week and, in honour of the anniversary, Ireland’s Own magazine has published a history of the event written by one of the festival’s founders, Fr. J. Anthony Gaughan. Fr. Tony has many relations in the locality also.

Writer’s Week and the Kerry Group were founded in the same month 50 years ago, with the Kerry Group’s first building being constructed in the Canon’s Field, land that was owned by the parish priest of Listowel.

Listowel Writers Week and An Post Irish Book Awards have opened the entry for submissions to this year’s Irish Poem of the Year 2020. Closing Date for receipt of ALL Entries is Friday 4th September 2020.

CHURCH: In line with social distancing the seats will accommodate three individual people and family members may sit together.  When families attend together, they will be allocated one seat to themselves.  At Communion time, stewards will direct you to Holy Communion and at the end of Mass we are asking people to exit the church gradually and safely. Do not come to Mass if you have a cough or feel you could have a temperature. It is noticeable that some come late in order to avoid going to front seats, the quickest cure is fill the last seats first.

LOURDES: The Marian Shrine at Lourdes had the first ever online world pilgrimage on Thursday, 16 July, the anniversary of the final apparition to St Bernadette Soubirous. Lourdes is one of the most popular Marian shrines in the world, with over 100,000 volunteers welcoming more than 5 million pilgrims and visitors – including more than 50,000 sick and disabled persons – to the Shrine each year.

THEATRES will be locked down for some time to come, they were a part of many peoples social life, surely some innovative thinking could make an effort to entertain the public at this time.

WASTE Water plants and sewers are being blocked by wipes which are flushed down the toilet.

SVP Listowel shop opening 24th July.

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

WALK: Pol O Conghaile included The Knights Walk in Glin among the 25 Best Family Friendly Walks in Ireland. On the Saturday supplement of the Irish independent.

LEAVING Cert results will not be published until September. No surprise the greater delay the higher the pay.

CAMPS: To celebrate the return of this summer’s Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps, Kellogg’s are giving you the chance to win up to €25,000 for your GAA club. See details on line.

SONGS: John Connors from Borrisoleigh is collecting War of Independence songs to help preserve them for the future. “John can be contacted on 086 2752634 or via email at [email protected]

MARTS which are essential for farmers are under severe strain since lockdown, they would need a grant aided package and less restrictions to preserve them for the future.

CAHIRMEE Fair cancelled and also Fun fair in Killarney, Aqua Dome Tralee also closed and The Sean McCarthy Memorial Weekend off.

COVID-19 causes 13% increase in deaths in Ireland between March and June 2020 – HIQA.

They report 6,666 abortions in Ireland in 2019, (GPs are paid E450 each). We are told that our aging population will be unable to afford the pension if present trends continue.

GAA in Brosna got from Kerry County Council and the Department of Rural and Community Development €1,000 from the Covid-19 Emergency Fund.

BT Young Scientist: In 1963 two physics researchers from the University College Dublin, Rev. Dr. Tom Burke and Dr. Tony Scott, came across the concept of ‘Science Fairs’ while conducting research in New Mexico. The pair decided that this type of hands-on science was something that students in Ireland could benefit from. And so the Young Scientist Exhibition was born.

The competition is open to second level students from Ireland, North and South, who are aged between 12 and 19 years on 31st October 2019.

BROADBAND: The European Commission has told the communications regulator to reduce rates for fixed-line telecommunications, which will reduce cost of broadband for consumers.

JOBS: Covid Interns is a not-for-profit initiative that connects small Irish businesses facing the commercial challenges of Covid-19 with volunteer University students and Graduates who can help.

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WYETH was established in 1974 and produces 40,000 tons of formula products each year.

Castleisland Care Centre is now recruiting staff.

NATURE: Team Limerick Clean-Up announced the winners of  #BiodiversityTLC competition. Had nearly 600 entries and judges have chosen their final 6.*NK-R

GREEN: We are all encouraged to do our bit for the planet, food waste, transport, fashion, home grown, use and reuse, foreign travel, Pairs of shoes, the list goes on forever. Nothing about doing something for a neighbour or needy. Our politician and a crew of their advisers are well able to travel abroad, when a video link would do them.

ROAD RAGE; Recently a car in the locality overtook on a continuous white line and having overtaken, suddenly braked, and then used the two fingers, when they avoided crashing into the back of them.

BATTLE of Britain was fought between the air forces of Britain and Germany during the Second World War from 10 July to 31 October 1940, during which the Ministry of Information (MOI) produced over 1,861 pieces of propaganda art. The National Archives is reopening 21 July.


PAPERS: Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Friday, 15 April, 1881; Page: 4


From our correspondent

A convention of delegates of the different  branches of the Land League in North Kerry, was held in Listowel on Friday in the Committee Rooms of the Listowel Land League for the purpose of discussing public mutters of mutual interest.

Amongst these present were—The Rev A. Moynihan, Adm., Listowel ; Rev J. Bourke, P.P, Newtownsandes ; Rev M. O’Connor, P.P, Ballybunion ; Rev M. Godley. C.C, Ballybunion ; Rev B. Scanlon, C.C, Duagh ; Rev F. Cremen, C.C, Lixnaw ; Rev J. Casey, C.C, Listowel; Rev. J. Enright, C.C. Listowel ; Messrs J. Horgan, J. Stack, P. L.G ; J. O’Sullivan, J. W. Keane, K. Browne, W. Henigan, R. Stack. M. Keane, T. Scanlon, J. Nolan, P. Shine, T. Harrington, Kerry Sentinel; M. J. O’Connell, P.L.G; T. B. Siles, D. Daly, &c.

The Rev A. Moynihan, Adm., Listowel, President of the Listowel Land League, was unanimously moved to the chair.

The Rev Chairman, who, on coming forward, was received with cheers , said—Gentlemen , this is the union of all the leagues  around. Passing through a most trying crisis the feeling grows very extensive that ” Union is strength,” and I am glad to have to congratulate the men of North Kerry in their firm and united front up to the present (applause). Let us continue peaceable, united, strong, and

Foe may bark and traitors bite,

But we will win a nation’s right,.

(Cheers)—I have been remarking some little facts. The Tory press has taken to calumniating us here. One day we are, according to them, “mooting of socialism,” immediately they find we have, died, and get the parson to read our funeral service (laughter). Then suddenly they find we have risen from the dead, and they get suddenly nervous and afraid of a ghost I suppose.


Kerry Independent 1880-1884, Thursday, 13 July, 1882; Page: 2

Extracts severely edited.

ATTACK ON Mr R P Blennerhassett, in Killarney, From Our Correspondent, Killarney Saturday Evening.

Mr R P _Blennerhassett, the senior member for Kerry, arrived in Killarney from Cahirciveen by the mail car on Thursday evening en route to London. While the mail was being taken to the post office, Mr Blennerhassett remained on his seat and a crowd came along and started to boo and insult him. Mr J C O’Riordan solicitor just happened to come along and helped calm the situation. The crowd followed the MP to the station and continued to harass him till the train left. He was accused of making false promised about Home Rule in 1872. Nor were they unmindful of his cousin Sir Rowland and the other traitor and renegade the O Donoghue. They were several civil actions against Blennerhassett for expenses incurred in his election and the crowd wanted to know who paid his expenses.


Sham posters were put up in Listowel, quoting sham acts of Parliament in support of warning the public that from the 3rd of August 1882, people who would obstruct the free passage of the streets of the town, particularly the square were liable to penalties. From the above date, the holding of cattle fairs in the Square would be prohibited on the grounds of obstruction. There was a movement recently to stop the street fairs, but the poster, may backfire on the people behind them. Lord Listowel was annoyed by the posters and the police removed them. Orders from the Castle that the people behind the poster campaign be brought to justice.


Two young men named Mathew Cornelius Flaherty (brothers) were arrested on Tuesday near Ballyduff, charged under the Act of Edward 111. Both recently returned from America one from Canada and the other from Chicago.


USA Paper;         Buffalo NY Daily Courier 1882 – 1882 Grayscale – 0440.pdf  – 14th July 1882

GREAT BRITAIN.  Irish American arrested- Instructions to Admiral Seymour-

Dublin July 13  The  two  brothers  Flaherty, recently  returned  from  America,  have  been  arrested  In the north  part of County  Kerry on suspicion of complicity  in  the  Phoenix   park   murders. They have  been  remanded.


NEW YORK,   July 13.—One  hundred and  seventy-three   deaths   were    reported    today.    Eighty three infants died of  the  heat, four adults died of sunstroke.


The  Bedouin are looting  by thousand.  The  Europeans  who  fought  their way   to the beech number a hundred.    They  report  all  the other Europeans  and  Christians,    numbering   some    hundreds, are  massacred.  Everybody  on the American   ships is much  disappointed   at the Inaction of the English  ships  yesterday.     They say  the Americans would  have  done the work  In half the time.   It is  thought  If  the Egyptians  oppose  the British   troops   with  the same gallantry   with   which    they    fought their four   last guns Tuesday, the British  soldiers will  have  work   enough cut out for them before they reach Cairo.


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YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – A recent report from the Nigeria-based International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety) claims 620 Nigerian Christians were killed in the first six months of 2020.

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli elementary schools will open in the fall, but with no more than 18 students per class, and older students will learn at home all but one day a week.

That is about half the typical class size in Israel, meaning that many additional teachers will need to be hired. The country will tap retirees, students, unemployed educators and soldiers to enter the classroom to make the new limits possible, the country’s education minister said on Wednesday.


The plan for the school year represents a major shift from what the country tried to do this spring when schools reopened after a two-month closure because of the pandemic.


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AS the son of a probate officer and an assistant probate officer, I am possibly uniquely disposed to be fascinated by wills. The anti-proverb “where there’s a will, there’s a relative” neatly sums up the value of a good will to the genealogist or family historian.




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