Knockanuare Notes-26th April 2020

MASS at 10am on Sundays on youtube.

BLESSED WELL in Knockanure was always visited in May, also many homes decorated their May Altar with wild flowers.

HOLY Communion for schools is postponed for time being.

BIKERS MASS: The annual Bikers Mass remembering all who died through motorbike accidents will not take place on June 13th as arranged, a new date will be announced.

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE:  The committee have been in touch with regards Ahavoher Cemetery.  They require someone to cut the grass and keep the place tidy and will be reimbursed for their efforts.  Please contact Pat on 068 49218.

EASTER HOLY WATER:  Close on 600 bottles of Easter Holy Water have been taken from in front of the Presbytery and from Hollys.  We have run out of empty bottles but please note the container of Easter Water will be in front of the Presbytery if you would like to fill your own bottle.

AGE ACTION & RED CROSS COVID 19 HARDSHIP FUND:  Age action has launched a Covid 19 Hardship Fund in conjunction with the Red Cross to respond to the immediate needs of older people in vulnerable situations across Ireland experiencing additional hardships at this time.  A once off grant payment to the max of €500 is available to anyone experiencing hardship as a result of Covid 19.

Who Can Apply: Older people in need of assistance, family members supporting an older person and carers of older people, social workers and local voluntary organisations or community groups providing direct assistance to individuals within this target group.

How To Apply: The COVID-19 Hardship Fund Application Form is available or you can contact our offices to request a form – Email: [email protected]   Phone: Irish Red Cross at 01 6424600 or Age Action at 01 475 6989.

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION NOTICE:  MDA hopes everyone is safe and well in these unprecedented times. A number of issues have arisen over the past few weeks:

Some unauthorised felling and removal of both mature and young trees from the Wood Walk has taken place. Dumping of ashes is taking place in the Wood Walk at the Knockanure Road end. Littering is on the increase, as is dog fouling, throughout the walk and village.

TIDY TOWNS competition cancelled for first time in 62 years, we all can contribute to keeping places tidy and be prepared for next year’s competition.

SWALLOW has arrived and the cuckoo is singing, the Dawn Chorus is also at its best around 6am.

Apple and blackthorn are flowering. Weather great for outdoor walks and work.

BISHOP RAY has a reflection on Killarney Parish Newsletter.

COVID-19 HELPLINE: A special helpline which is free and confidential, is available in Kerry to help people accessing non-emergency and non-medical services.  The  COVID-19  Kerry  Community  Response  Forum includes  over  a  dozen  agencies  and  organisations  including  Kerry County Council, Gardaí, and GAA. This freephone number 1800 807 009 will be available 8am to 8pm seven  days  a  week.  A text line  is  also  available,  people  can  text SUPPORT followed by their NAME to 50555. Requests can also be e-mailed to [email protected]. The  helpline,  which  is  manned  by  trained  volunteers,  is  focussed primarily on ensuring that vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of essential items like groceries, medicine and fuel

FUNDRAISING: Electric Ireland & Pieta launch urgent Darkness Into Light ‘Sunrise’ appeal for funds. As the walks cannot now take place as planned on May 9th, a Darkness Into Light ‘Sunrise’ appeal is taking place on that day. This special appeal encourages people to donate what they can to this vital charity and to come together while remaining apart by getting up at 5:30am to watch the sunrise and to show community and solidarity with those impacted by suicide. Pieta are also asking people to spread the message and offer hope by sharing their sunrise moment using the #DIL2020.

LIBRARY   have access for members to comics and graphic novels on line, old newspapers on line which were available at local library, is not available, as so many are idle at home the service would be great for research.

AGM of the Kerry Group which was to have been held at the Brandon Hotel on 30th of April, has been moved to Naas in Co. Kildare, details on the website.

ONLINE Courses are available at Kerry College Mnavalley, Tralee.

ABBEYFEALE:  The late Canon Neville who was interviewed while he was in Flurry’s in Abbeyfeale for a haircut on the recent programme on RTE – he died two days later.  The diocese contacted the film makers and they have agreed to make the full interview available to the diocesan website.

SYMPATHY:  To the Fitzgerald family, Kilmorna & the Shine family, Direen, Athea on the death of Nora Fitzgerald in Waterford. To Nora Fitzmaurice & family, Leitrim Middle and Mary Lyons & family, Derry, Listowel on the death of their nephew Ian Cahill, Galway & London who died in London recently.

DEATH has taken place of Con Carmody, Moyvane Village and the Hill, Gurtdromasillihy, on the 23rd April, 2020. Predeceased by his brothers Eddie and Michael, sisters Eileen, Sr. Hannah and Kay. Survived by his wife Catherine, brother John, sisters Elizabeth, Maria and Noreen, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces.

DEATH has occurred of Peg O’Sullivan (née Sheehan) of Bronx, New York, USA and Tarmons West, Moyvane, on 20th April, 2020. Predeceased by her husband Patrick, brothers Patrick, John and David and sisters Nora and Maureen. Peg is survived by her children Ann Marie (Hannah), Dennis, John & Norma, son-in-law David, daughters-in-law Patricia and Emer, grandchildren Seamus, Paul, April, Anne, Patrick, Alish, Clare, Kelly, Niall, Maeve, Tara, Aine, Shauna and Sharon, great-grandchildren Ruby, Liam, Anthony, Amber, Cole & Alisi, sisters Ann Finucane, Catherine Cioffi, brother Mike Sheehan and sisters-in-law Theresa, Marie, Sheila and Nora, her many nieces, nephews, great-grandnieces and nephews in Ireland and USA. Requiem mass for Peg was celebrated in St. Mary’s Church Tarbert on Wednesday. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

DEATH has taken place of Matthew Kennelly, Pallas, Listowel, on the 18th April, 2020. Predeceased by his wife Nora Hudson,(a native of Kilbaha), son Neilus (Con) and grandson Fiontan. Survived by, his son Ned, daughters Mary, Siobhán and Anne, grandchildren, sisters Elaine and Mary, daughters-in-law Ann-Marie and Sinéad, sons-in-law John, Joe and Ciaran, brother-in-law William, nephews and nieces. Matthew was laid to rest in Kilshenane Cemetery.

DEATH has taken place of Denis Fitzgerald, Glensharrold, Athea on 19th April 2020. Son of Tom & Breda, brother to John & Edward, sadly missed by his Aunts Carmel Flynn (Mayo), Ita Mullane (Knockdown) & Nuala O’Connell (Limerick), uncle P.J. Costello of Kilmoyley.

Anniversary of Venerable Nano Nagle(1718-1784),  on 26th April. Foundress of the Presentation Sisters.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridget Teresa Carroll, John J Buckley, Jim Fitzgerald, Mickey Walsh, Sheila Vaughan, Eddie Moloney, Jack Walsh, Sr. Mary Andrew O’Flaherty, Benny O’Connell, John Joe O’Connor, Fr. Pat Moore, Paddy Feury, John O’Connor, Hannah Sheehy, John Horgan, Jeremiah Christopher O’Carroll, Liza Mulvihill, David O’Brien, Sr. Perpetua O’Brien, Mass behind closed doors for week; Sat 25th at 7.30pm for Margaret, Patrick & Oliver Carmody, Cuss; Sun 26th at 10.00am on youtube  for John Shanahan, Kilbaha; Mon 27th at  7.30pm for Jim Fitzgerald, Lower Aughrim; Tues 28th at    7.30pm for Margaret McNamee Larney – Special Intention; Wed 29th at  7.30pm for Bridget O’Donoghue, Cork (Rec Dec); Thurs 30th at 7.30pm for Jerry & Ellen Enright, Lisaniskea; First Fri  1st May at 7.30pm for Denis O’Connor, Glin; Sat 2nd at  7.30pm for John O’Connor, Moyvane South and

Sun 3rd at 10.00am on youtube for Tom O’Flaherty, The Village, and 11.00am mass is for               Pádraig McMahon, Lisaniskea.

CANDLES AND LIGHTS: From Fr. Kevin;  Each evening in Moyvane Church I light candles praying that the Lord will continue to keep us all safe and well in these trying times.  This week in front of the Presbytery there is a special light that comes on each night from 9pm to Midnight reminding all of us to continue to keep in our prayers the Frontline Workers who are helping all of us immensely at this time. May the Lord continue to bless and guide them.   I ring the bells in Moyvane Church a quarter of an hour and a minute before Mass starts and the Jubilee bell is rung after Mass finishes.  These bells invite all of us to keep the prayers going.

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL: Our Meals on Wheels Tralee area service last week distributed just over  1,200  dinners.

BALLAD Competition; The Garry Mc Mahon Singing Weekend, competition for a newly composed Irish traditional ballad, prize fund of € 1,450 is on offer, with first prize € 1,000, second prize € 350, and third prize €100. The closing date for the competition is Friday August 28. All the details can be got on the West Limerick Singing Club Facebook page, or by post to Mary O’Connor, Peacehaven, Radharc Na Coille, Moyderwell, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

KNOCK: Devotions from Knock Shrine on at 3pm on Sunday.

FESTIVALS: This time of year we were looking forward to festivals in a normal year. Feile na Bealtaine in Dingle at start of May, and Sweets of May Traditional Music and Set Dancing at Earl of Desmond on May 8th to 10th.

POPE Commenting on the celebration of Earth Day during his general audience Wednesday 22 April, Pope Francis urged people to show solidarity with the weak and vulnerable and to protect humanity’s common home. According to Pope Francis, Earth Day “is an occasion for renewing our commitment to love and care for our common home and for the weaker members of our human family.”

WORDS TO THE WISE – “If a man’s heart beats the right way he will make a new and true friend every day.”    –  Dan Keane.


FUND: Department of Rural and Community Development COVID-19 Emergency Fund

The COVID-19 Emergency Fund is a grant programme to provide funding to groups that are directly involved in the Community Call response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commercial organisations and individuals are not eligible for funding.

It is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development (the Department) and administered by the Local Authority (LA) in each area. The Department provides funding to each LA area and the LAs then administer this funding locally to ensure funding is targeted appropriately.

The grants are for expenditure of both a capital and a current nature related to the COVID19 response work. It is intended that the majority of the funding that is allocated to each LA area will be ring fenced for grants of €1,000 or less.

Applications can be made (by groups directly involved in the Community Call response) to Limerick City and County Council by Close of Business on Thursday 30th April 2020.

For Application Forms and Guidelines please email [email protected] or alternatively phone 061- 557117, 061-556654 or 061-557365.

WALK; Milford Care Centre annual memorial walk continues this year, with a difference, due to the Covid-19 crisis. This year participants are being encouraged to walk in their own locality and in their own time. They can do this by completing 1km a day for five days, between Sunday May 3rd and Thursday May 5. The usual entry fee of € 20 per family applies, and those participating can resister at

CLOSING: The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has announced the closing of 5,633 member clinics due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and 23 others have reported a reduced ability to commit abortions.

WHO: The World Health Organization provides global leadership in public health within the United Nations system. Founded in 1948, WHO works with 194 Member States, across six regions and from more than 150 offices, to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable. Our goal for 2019-2023 is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and wellbeing.

ITU: International Telecommunication Union

A specialized United Nations agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), driving innovation in ICTs together with 193 Member States and a membership of over 900 companies, universities, and international and regional organizations. Established over 150 years ago in 1865

FEED and weed fertiliser is still being sold despite their detrimental effect on bees. We should have some sympathy for the bees, knowing the effect of C19 on ourselves. Also this fertiliser may contaminate the food garden.

WEATHER: Many have noticed that the weather has improved since the planes were grounded.

GOVERNMENT Departments appear to be idle, is money and resources of these departments being used to combat C19. It is a pity that the general public have no idea as to what is happening behind closed doors.

ESSAY: Children across the country are encouraged to put pen to paper and write an essay on the theme of ‘How We Can Save Our Planet’ in 800 words or less and send it, with the €2 per entry (per child) fee to: Essay Competition, World Vision Ireland, Rathmines, Dublin 6, by the deadline of the 30th April. Further information on the competition can be found on

MASSES posted at www.ProLifeMass.Org.

GLOVES and protective clothing; DuPont launches #TyvekTogether to increase protective garment supply

4/24/2020 – Wilmington, DE – DuPont launched a new program, #TyvekTogether, to increase the overall availability of Tyvek personal protective garments in the company’s continued efforts to help combat the spread of COVID-19 and protect healthcare workers. At full capacity, this initiative could deliver 6 million additional non-surgical isolation gowns per month by enabling others to join in protecting even more frontline responders.

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Malaysia expects to export 225 billion rubber gloves in 2020

Singapore – Malaysia, the world’s top rubber glove producer, expects to export 225 billion units worth some MYR 20 billion this year, up from 170 billion units valued at MYR 17.3 billion last year.

Lanxess donates one million liters of disinfectant solution worldwide

Cologne, Germany – Specialty chemicals company Lanxess is donating ten metric tons of its highly effective disinfectant Rely+On Virkon to hospitals, authorities and public institutions in 13 countries around the world. The powder disinfectant is diluted with water on site and is sufficient for one million liters of disinfectant solution.


Nation 1842-1897, Saturday, May 15, 1880; Page: 8; The Tuam News, of the 7th inst, says :—The great run for the Summer season, as it opens in the provinces, appears to be in favour of a spot now become, amongst -English-speaking people, quite as famous as Lourdes in France. Of course that spot is known to be no other than Knock, in the county Mayo. We were there on yesterday, and felt quite astonished at the vast concourse of people who, in ever-increasing numbers, arrived each day. There were to be seen men and women, boys and girls, rich and poor, from all quarters of Ireland from Dublin and Waterford, from Cork and Kerry, and Limerick and Tipperary. Again—from Donegal and Londonderry; from Antrim and Tyrone ; from Belfast and its neighbourhood, up to Louth. and of course from those portions of Ireland that lie between Tyrone, in Ulster, and Tipperary, in Munster, These are mentioned as the extreme outlying counties, South, and East, and North; for certain it is that Connacht, too, contributed her quota of pilgrims. And, In passing, one may remark, for at present it is well known, that all pilgrims from any part of Ireland, East or West, can have, on applying for it, a return ticket on the Midland Great Western railway at the charge of a single fare. This is due to the judicious kindness of Mr. John Echlin Ward, the manager. Kindness such a course certainly is to the pilgrims who make the journey, per rail, to Knock; and judicious, because the numbers who go there will be almost trebled, owing to the fact that facilities of this nature are offered the travelling public. To a perceiving eye not only are there men and women from all parts of Ireland to be seen at Knock, but there they are, unmistakably, from Glasgow, in batches and groups of five to six. Glasgow has contributed a great quota of pious pilgrims, who seem not to have lost their faith, but rather to have acquired In many instances a stronger appreciation of the miracle-working faith preached by St. Patrick and handed down to the present day to all the Catholic children of the land, living at home, or forced, like our Glasgow friends, to run to a foreign land in order to sustain life. There they are not only from Glasgow, but from Dundee and from Liverpool; from Manchester, from York and from that historical ground around Durham, from the towns bordering on the Lindisfarne of a past age, of which the traces touching its sanctity in time and place are still to be seen and felt. England is fully represented in the numbers of fervent Catholics who have come from her shores to Knock. We must now take a greater bound across the western waste of waters—to the shores of America, From New York and Chicago, as we have learned, some of the Irish race have, within the past week, come to pay their devotions at the chapel of Knock, Without entering into the merits of the miraculous cures said to be wrought, we learned on yesterday while there that four fresh and genuine cures of a miraculous kind were that very day made manifest in the case of several of the devout pilgrims who had come to show their faith in God and their love for the Mother of our Divine Saviour. We learned on the most undoubted authority that on last week a priest from Manchester—a man well known for his zeal in training children to knowledge and virtues—Rev. Father Quick, had come to Ballyhaunis, and thence to Knock ; that on Wednesday he was unable to move a finger of his left-hand or to stir his arm ; that for months past it had been in the same condition. He went to Knock, prayed to Our Lady, returned to Ballyhaunis perfectly cured. This matter was public, and known to all. The suddenness of the cure was remarkable. That the good priest was unable to move his hand and arm was well known to all who came in his way; that he was directly and immediately cured is equally certain and publicly known, It is said that he dined that evening with his Grace the Most Rev. Dr. MacEvilly, Coadjutor Archbishop, and that all who dined at table on that day were made certain of the miraculous event. This is not a mere hearsay story. It is one to which his Grace may be said to be an eye-witness, for if he did not see Father Quick before the miraculous cure had been wrought, he certainly saw the good priest directly when the cure was effected, and from the lips of the Rev. Father Quick himself he heard the story or narration of the extraordinary change.

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MIRACULOUS Medal; Prison chaplain Fr. Robert O’Leary (1911-1984)—no relation to the current pastor of St. Mary’s whom I interviewed—came to know Claude very well during the latter’s imprisonment. While on death row, Claude shared a cellblock with four other prisoners. One night, as the five men sat talking, Claude noticed a Miraculous Medal around his fellow prisoner’s neck.

Rev Robert Daniel O’Leary- Birth 1911- Death 1984 (aged 72–73)

Burial     Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery- Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA- Plot Section 34, Block 8, Lot 27, Grave 4- Memorial ID     116508037


Denis Desmond O’Leary 1884–1951

Gertrude M. O’Connell O’Leary 1885–1962;  Siblings    Gertrude Mary O’Leary Wolf-  1916–1983

Robert was the son of Denis Daniel O’Leary (FAG 181747758) and Gertrude M. O’Connell (FAG 116508001), and brother of Gertrude Mary O’Leary Wolf (FAG 116508194)


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Last week, there was a 100th birthday celebration in Los Angeles. Marthe Cohn sat in her driveway with a banner behind her, and a face mask on, as cars drove by to wish her well.

Timothy Kennelly, 1825 – 1908

Timothy Kennelly was born on month day 1825, at birth place, to Jeremiah Kennelly and Julia Kennelly (born Hickey).

Timothy had one brother: Daniel Kennelly^.

Timothy married Mary Kennelly (born Williamson~) in 1851, at age 25.

Mary was born on November 27 1835, in Prince Edward Co, Ontario, Canada.

They had 8 children: Katie Kenaley, Elizabeth Jane Wiltsee* (born Kennelly) and 6 other children.

Timothy lived at address, Michigan.

He lived in 1880, at address, Michigan.

He lived in 1900, at address, Michigan.

Timothy passed away on month day 1908, at age 82 at death place, Michigan.

He was buried at burial place, Michigan.


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