Knockanuare Notes-21st June 2020

SUNDAY Mass on Youtube at 10am. Mass can be viewed from the car park during the week.

For YouTube connection search Church of the Assumption Moyvane & click on the stained glass window.  Please note that Sunday 28th is our final YouTube Mass. Fr. Kevin says-  I wish to express my thanks to Conor Hogan for his terrific and generous ingenuity in producing 12 YouTube Masses and Holy Week Ceremonies which included Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.  These presentations gave all of us a glimpse of our Parish from inside and outside our Churches.  Conor certainly has a sensitive eye and a good heart in capturing in picture things that sometimes we may take for granted.  Always pleasant to work with, never in bad form and nothing was ever a problem to him to include in the YouTube presentation.  On your behalf and certainly on my own behalf, I would like to thank Conor for his great work and wish him well in the future.

NOVENA to the Sacred Heart was a great success, a crowd attended in their cars every night, the weather was also good enabling people to open windows to hear better, the inspirational sermons, hymns and prayers for the many concerns of the people.

NOVENA in honour of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, began on Friday June 19, and continues until Saturday June 27, with the theme of hope in a time of crisis. The novena will be celebrated on the internet via the Redemptorist  website,

DEATH of Jean Kennedy Smith, a former United States Ambassador to Ireland, on 18th June 2020. The 92-year-old was the last surviving sibling of JFK. The youngest sister of President John F Kennedy, Senator Robert F Kennedy and Senator Ted Kennedy, she received honorary Irish citizenship and is being remembered for the work she did to achieve peace in Northern Ireland. she was an advocate for persons with disabilities and the founder of a non-profit organization affiliated with the John F. Kennedy Center that promotes the artistic talents of children, youth, and adults with disabilities.

DEATH took place of Willie Buckley, Church Road, Moyvane, Suddenly, on June 12th, 2020, at his residence. Predeceased by his parents Bill Buckley a native of Knockanure and Nora McMahon a native of Athea and his  sister Breda (O’Driscoll).Survived by his sister Marian (Mawe), nephew Conor, niece Caoimhe, brothers-in-law Tom and Oliver, and dear friend Kathleen.

SYMPATHY: To Bridget Mulvihill & family, Glenalappa on the death of her brother Paddy Connolly, Glenagragra, Glin whose funeral was in Glin.  To the Jones family Ballybunion & the Mulvihill family, Poul Line on the death of Denis Jones whose funeral took place in Ballybunion.


ANNIVERSARIES: Michael O’Sullivan, Joan McLoughlin, Jim Cogan, Martin Whelan, Mary Dunne, Mary Nolan, Maggie Kennelly, Tom Manaher, Denis Lane, Nora Buckley, Eileen Kennelly, John Joe McElligott, Bess Horgan, Masses are available on Parish Radio link. Sat 20th at 7.30pm for Jack Mulvihill, Woodgrove; Sun 21st at 10.00am for Jim Groarke, The Village & deceased of the  Groarke & McKenna families, and 11.00am mass for Gerald Tierney, Woodgrove (1st Anni); Mon 22nd at          7.30pm for Mary Brosnan, Coilagurteen; Tues 23rd at  7.30pm for Helen O’Connor, Tarmons, Tommy O’Connor, Loughill & l/o Tarmons & deceased of the O’Connor & Hanrahan families;  Wed 24th at  7.30pm for Nora Buckley, New York & Bawnaraha; Thurs 25th at  7.30pm for Bibi (Bridget) Dillon, Leitrim East (Months Mind); Fri 26th at 7.30pm for Mike Joe Cronin, Mail Road Cross (Months Mind);

Sat 27th at 7.30pm for Parishioners; Sun 28th at  10.00am for  Karen Harrison, The Wirral, Liverpool (Rec Dec), and 11.00am  Mass for Jack Shine, Glin Road & his twin brother Pat  (Birthday Remembrance)

FEAST day of St Peter and Paul was always relished by many as it gave them a break from hard work of hay saving in olden times.

OFFERTORY BOXES:  Your new Offertory Boxes will commence on 5th July.  They are ready for collection now but we are limited as to how to get them to you.   We will try to deliver as many as we can over the coming days.   Please note that in keeping with GDPR regulations there are no annual statements included in the boxes.  However,  those who wish know details of their contributions for 2019 may contact Jacqueline in the Parish Office.  In the coming weeks the Annual Parish Financial Report will be available to you.  Our Parish Office will reopen to the public on Tuesday July 7th.  In the meantime, if you want to book Masses etc you can phone the office on 49308 or email [email protected].


EIRGRID’S MOBILE EXHIBITION UNIT:  will be in Moyvane (Church carpark) on Tuesday 23rd June 1pm 5pm. to assist with any queries relating to the application for funding to the Kilpadogue-Moyvane-Knockanure Community Sponsorship Fund.  In order to ensure safety for all, there will be strict social distancing measures in place, therefore you may need to queue, please be patient.  You can also contact Catherine Scully at SECAD Partnership CLG either by phone 021/4613432 or email [email protected], should you have any queries.

REACH ACTIVE WORKS: Cable pulling will continue on the Trien Road on Monday & Tuesday 22nd/ 23rd of June and on the Athea Road up to Knockanure Village from Tuesday to Friday (23rd- 26th June). Cable installation works will continue between Knockanure Village and the Ahavoher Graveyard the following week (29th June – 3rd of July). All of the above works will be complete under a traffic light or stop and go traffic management system.  Info Gerry Clancy 086/6072159.

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.

WALK: Ardagh – Rathkeale section of the Greenway will close for works from Monday morning until reopening on 1st October 2020.

POPE: “Emeritus Pope” Benedict XVI (age 93) travelled via Munich to his native Germany on Thursday June 18- 2020 to be by his brother Father Georg Ratzinger’s (age 96) sickbed in Regensburg Germany. Benedict “will spend the necessary time” there, the Vatican said in a statement.

MOYVANE Knockanure Newsletter; HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Normally, our Parish would be passing a gift and a blessing to all Father’s attending Eucharist in our Parish this weekend.   Unfortunately, this cannot take place.  What can take place is our prayerful good wishes and blessings to all Dads on this their very special Sunday.  We get an opportunity to pray for them.  Even sometimes through failures and contradictions when we reflect enough on them we can see that they did their best in the situations they were in.  May all Dads be blessed today with God’s blessings.  The Dads that are in Heaven may they continue to pray for us.  Enjoy Phil Coulter’s lovely song ‘The Old Man’.

NOREEN – OUT ON HER OWN:  Noreen Roche has really been a fantastic help, blessing and support to our Parish since lockdown on March 14th.  Her presence, sensitivity and support at all the funerals has been so very special. Her help with all the YouTube Masses and the flower arrangements for them has been super.  Her help and preparation for all the porch Masses, but especially during Novena Masses and her running around the car park with Newsletters, gifts and having an endless supply of batteries for my hands free microphone is mind boggling.  Watering flowers inside and outside the Church, organising the weekend collections – her generosity and contributions in so many ways during lockdown has been phenomenal.  Thank you so very much Noreen.



I am deeply appreciative of the following blessings that I continue to receive during these strange times.  Masses from the porch door take place so effortlessly each evening with the help of Noreen and her willing helpers.

Shane’s generous help looking after the collections and Shrines is much appreciated at this time –  well done Shane.

Margaret Carmody is looking after Knockanure Church in a loving and caring way – well done Margaret.

Readers, musicians, teachers and all who have contributed to the YouTube Masses, a sincere thank you.

Your terrific generosity towards all the collections  – Offertory, Dues and Trócaire has been fantastic.  In fact last week’s Offertory collection has been the highest since I came to the Parish five years ago €2,022.50.  Your Shrine contributions have been great as well.

To our terrific grounds men John Barry, Knockanure and Mike Buckley, Moyvane who have the grounds of both Churches looking so well.  On a personal basis Mike is so helpful to me in hundreds of ways and he also blesses my heart with his sense of fun, humour and he’s not a bad man with the camera either!!

To our Church cleaners in Moyvane Noreen O’Flaherty and Margaret Mulvihill who always have the Church looking so radiant and in recent times they have taken on extra work to ensure that every part of the Church is kept to the highest standard of cleanliness.  Their dedication to this work is a joy to witness, we thank them sincerely in all they do.  Well done Noreen and Margaret, you are a great team!

To Paul, Gerry and all involved in preparing and delivering the dinners from Knockanure Community  Centre, well done to one and all.

Finally, to the twenty-six volunteers who are helping the Pastoral Council and myself to insure that the proper procedures are in place for the reopening the Churches.


I am delighted to announce that Moyvane Church will be opening on Monday 29th June with an evening Mass inside the Church at 7.30pm.  Eighty worshipers can attend.  Please don’t be anxious – in your own time and when you feel happy and safe to return, I will be there please God to welcome you.  In simple terms with the guidance of Health & Safety Officer, Adam Farrell and Ian Coll, Director of Training at Cleanstyle Ltd we have put in place a thorough plan which will include keeping social distancing and a virucidal cleaner which will clean all contact surfaces before and after each Mass.   The Pastoral Council, the twenty-six volunteers and myself will insure you that the highest practices in Health & Safety will be adhered to.  For our first week, Mass will be each evening in Moyvane Church at 7.30pm.  This will be reviewed on a weekly basis with regards to having Mass in Knockanure.  Next weekend’s Newsletter, which hopefully will be out on Thursday 25th, will have detailed information as to the procedures we encourage you to follow.  Rather than giving you a huge list this weekend which maybe overpowering, there are three main principles to adhere to as we open our Church.

1.            Arrive in good time for the celebration approximately from 7.10pm on and be guided by the stewards.

2.            Please cooperate fully with the stewards and go to the seat they allot you to.  Please do not insist on sitting on your regular seat or staying at the back of the Church.  Parents with children please use the side entrance at the car park side and you will shown to family seats.

3.            Sunday obligation can be fulfilled by attending any one of these weekday Masses or getting Mass on television or any other form of media.

With good common sense we all know the things to avoid in keeping each other safe from this awful unseen C19 virus.  Here in Kerry we were all delighted having gone 28 days without any new cases.  Then on Wednesday last we were shocked to hear that three new cases were confirmed.  Meanwhile, in Whuan where this virus originated in mid-December 2019 have confirmed this week 13 new cases.  Their food markets looked awful on  television as they reopened. Have they learned anything?  Let us all be alert and let God keep us safe.

Mass readings for Sunday;

CONCERT  FOR  HOPE  AND  HEALING  IN  ST  MARY’S CATHEDRAL: on Sunday June 21st 7pm, via the parish radio and wedcam, Grace Foley and Noel O’Sullivan. The concert, which marks the longest day of the year, is designed to give people an opportunity to reflect on the events of the past three months and to offer encouragement to look to the future with confidence and hope. Log on to


NOONANS CHRISTMAS LIGHTS:  Tony, Hannah and Siobhan Noonan would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who supported our Christmas lights for charity fundraising event.  €25,247 was raised and will be shared between 6 main charities  – Milford care centre, Cry Monagea, Brothers of Charity Foynes, Adare Alzheimers Branch, Recovery Haven, Tralee and the Brothers of Charity Newcastlewest.  All Ireland winners for the best Christmas lights for charity  house in Ireland for which we won €3000.

FLOWERS: , great display of wild roses on ditch in Gortdromasillihy, lesser displays are around several dwellings, which include white and red roses, beautiful scent from the wild rose . Wild flowers are now getting plentiful along the back roads. Rhododendron still flowering in the bog. White clover  doing great this year. Briar is also flowering and looking forward to berries later on. Blue berries, black currents and gooseberries, nearly ripe.

CHARGES: News that Eir is to impose a €5.99 monthly charge on users of its eircom net email addresses, many have been changing to other providers, after many years using their e mail, we will lose thousands of correspondents, when site closes.

FURTHER EDUCATION: Going College in September 2020 WLR can support you with your SUSI Grant Application Form. Leaving Cert Students, Mature Students and Parents, contact Adrienne on 087 277 3294 or email [email protected] for advice and guidance.

SOCIAL FARMING: please contact James, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 087 366 3842 or email him [email protected]

MUTINY:  June 1920, The Listowel RIC Mutiny had all the ingredients of high drama.  It was triggered off by the visit of ex-war hero, Colonel Gerald Bryce Ferguson Smyth, Divisional Police Commissioner for Munster. However, the situation had been building up for some days. See story at

Kerry Writers Museum com. Also on the site is a fine example of copper work produced by local man Tony O’Callaghan.

GREEN: Most of our clothes made of plastic, majority of people eat processed food, taxpayers are the largest purchasers of weed killers, Our controllers are putting up mileage on big cars, and getting paid for it, you need a licence to keep a domestic animal, anyone can object to planning 200 miles away, delay projects and hunt jobs into the big cities. Low Farm Prices for beef and grain, active farmers overworked and then many idle before their time, food waste, health service for ageing population, The new government will have many issues to contend with including preventing a cow farting and belching. Will lawn cutting be banned, because it is damaging the environment.

CON CURTIN Music Festival in Brosna, which was due to run from June 26, to 28, cancelled they were looking forward to the 20th year anniversary celebrations.

ADVICE: Al-Anon 086-8143425; Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203    068/ 31262    068/51984 ;   St Vincent De Paul    Tel 087/1213560 .  Counselling Appointment    061/314213.  ALONE; is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, 0818 222 024.

APPOINTED: DR Brendan O’Donnell a Listowel Man has been appointed as Interim President of the Institute of Technology Tralee. Following the completion of an engineering degree in UCD, Brendan was employed as a research fellow with An Foras Taluntais (succeeded by Teagasc) where he completed a PhD in the field of renewable energy. He joined the engineering department of what was then Tralee RTC as a lecturer in January 1991.

BOOK: The world-famous novel Ulysses by James Joyce is celebrated every June on what has become known internationally as Bloomsday. This is because the famous novel is set on a single day, the 16th of June 1904.

CORONAVIRUS has triggered the worst domestic migration crisis on the Indian subcontinent since Partition in 1947. Millions of unemployed wage labourers have left crowded cities for the countryside. There are 70 million refugees, asylum seekers, and other displaced people around the world. Tarbert Church, St. Mary’s Church will only hold about 60 people based on current social distancing recommendations. Ballybunion Church will hold only about 65 people. A family of four could easily sit side by side, people go to church for about 40 minutes per week. For some protection It would be easy, to make facemask with a piece of clear plastic and reuse it, as the virus may be with us for months or years.

PLASTIC: Estimated we consume about a spoonful of microscopic plastic in our water supply weekly. What is happening to all the disposable protection clothes and gloves. Marine bacteria Prochlorococcus, which produces ten percent of the oxygen we breathe, grows slower than normal because plastic pollution changes its gene expression. All the plastic protection clothes, will have an ever ending impact on the environment, if carelessly disposed. Israeli scientists have develop a self-disinfecting face mask.

June 18, 2020 – (JTA) — Vera Lynn, a British singer who performed at benefit concerts for Jewish refugees in the years leading up to World War II, has died at the age of 103.

Lynn, whose late husband, Harry Lewis, was Jewish, is best known for the iconic song “We’ll Meet Again.” Other hits included “The White Cliffs Of Dover” and “There’ll Always Be An England.”


(Inserted in this week’s Moyvane Newsletter at the request of Hannah & family)

The following is a beautiful reflection which Willie Pearse’s grand-daughter Claire   shared lovingly at his funeral Mass.

The love we have for Grandad Willie,  will never fade away,

we’ll think of him, our special friend, throughout each passing day.

We’ll walk into the room and see his empty chair; Although we know he’s resting, we’ll feel his presence there.

With the power of the world, he had it in his hand, we’ll sit and laugh together, the memory will withstand.

The memories of his laughter his warm and loving smile, his eyes so full of happiness his heart that of a child.

Memories are forever be they laughter or of tears. Memories we will treasure through all the coming years.


SLAVES: Within the African American community, Juneteenth is known as our second “Independence Day”. It is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African American slaves throughout the Confederate South.


BUTTER: North Cork Creameries wins Overall National Gold Award for Butter

By on 29th October, 2019

29 October 2019- By Elaine Murphy-  [email protected]

North Cork Butter announced as Ireland’s Gold Q Winner across 105 food and drink categories

North Cork Creameries has won the overall national Gold Q Award, at the Irish Quality Food Awards, for butter which the co-operative makes using milk supplied by local dairy farmers throughout the north Cork and north Kerry regions.


POPE: By Courtney Mares

Vatican City, Jun 14, 2020 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- Christ’s presence in the Eucharist heals wounds and transforms bitter negativity into the joy of Lord, Pope Francis said in his homily for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi Sunday.


Kerry CCÉ – Kerry County Board of Comhaltas.  May 25 2020

COMHALTAS: Over the last 10 weeks (16th March – 24th May 2020) Kerry CCÉ has been promoting Comhaltas and their members by uploaded 256 videos on our social media, Facebook page/Youtube/twitter. We reshared them for those who missed them over the last couple of weeks, and we have now ended this project.

On behalf of Kerry CCÉ we would like to thank all the Musicians, Singers and Dancers who participated in this project, and the enjoyment that they have given to everyone and this has been appreciated by the positive and encouraging comments, likes and views.

Here are the statistics from our Facebook Page Kerry CCÉ Virtual Féile Cheoil

Top 10 videos views

1 Neville Sisters B’longford 10,411

2 Kelliher Family Fossa 6,920

3 Happy by Kerry CCÉ 6,801

4 Mackessy Brothers B’donoghue 5,539

5 Bryan O’Leary Gneeveguilla 4,597

6 Conor Walsh London/Lyre 4,425

7 Michael Healy Kilcummin 4,158

8 Shay & Jack Walsh Scart 4,130

9 Anne & Nicky McAuliffe C’land 4039

10 Colm Guilfoyle Roisin Cronin Abu Dhabi/Kilcummin 3,509


Total Number Video Views 304,327

As you can see from these figures we have reached out to many people across the world and have promoted Kerry CCÉ in a very positive manner.

We have reached the following Countries and many cities within these Countries

Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, France, Spain, Poland, Lituania, Italy, Germany, All over the USA, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Argentina, Brazil, Abu Dhabi, Sweden, Norway, Dubai, Australia. New Zealand and these are only the ones we know about.  Here’s to the next project

Ciarraí Abú


RIC KILLED; Const James Rocke, 26- Died 16 March 1920- Const Charles Healy, 25- Died 17 March 1920- Fatally shot when ambushed by several gunmen as they left church. Div/Cmr Gerard B. Ferguson Smyth, Died 17 July 1920, aged 34- Shot dead by IRA gunmen while off duty in Cork City Country Club.


The Americas Revealed

Unravelling the past of the Americas, while preserving that past for the future.


USA 1938 video. Bowman GA



The National Rural Network (NRN) is a component of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 (RDP) led by Irish Rural Link in partnership with The Wheel, NUI Galway and Philip Farrelly & Co.

The overall aim of the NRN is to build and sustain a membership-based network that maximises the beneficial outcomes of the Rural Development Programme.

Tel: 090 6482744     Email: [email protected]



Check out this weekends Kerry CCÉ Virtual Fleadh Cheoil on Fleadhcheoil.Chiarrai and also on YouTube at Kerry CCÉ. Special guests include Anne and Nickie McAuliffe, Sonny Egan, Sean Kelliher, Neville Sisters, Karen Trench and many more…


HERITAGE WEEK,  1850 200 878   : Bat Conservation Ireland is a Charity dedicated to the conservation of Ireland’s bats.


Learning outside



Youth Video Slideshow ‘Windows On Our Lives’ goes live and strikes a chord with young people across Kerry


Kerry Film Festival celebrating its 21st edition, KIFF  celebrates shorts, features, live film scores and other industry events.  It is listed as one of the Top 100 festivals in the world on Film Freeway where it currently holds a five-star rating, contact their site for more.


Water Safety Ireland’s PAWS (Primary Aquatics Water Safety)  outlines the essential life-saving guidelines that every child needs to know.


To stay part of the #GetIrelandGrowing movement,


Learn how to grow 12 different veg in 12 weeks from seed to harvest, with GIY founder Mick Kellys simple, expert advice in this free online course.






A SAVVY woman has shown how to make a face mask from an old sock in just one minute – and it doesn’t require ANY sewing.

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