Knockanuare notes -28th June 2020

MASS Sunday 28th June, at 11 O’Clock  will be the last Mass from the church side door, it is for Jack Shine, Glin Road and his twin brother Pat. Sunday Mass at 10am on youtube.

Sat 27th mass at 7.30pm for Parishioners; Sun 28th at 10.00am, This is our last week on YouTube, mass for Karen Harrison, The Wirral, Liverpool (Rec Dec).

GRAVEYARD MEETING:  In Ahavoher Cemetery at 8pm Monday 29th June.  All committee members to attend.

FIRST FRIDAYS:  No calls for July but hopefully August might see a return to making these calls.

WE ARE BACK – THANK GOD from Fr. Kevin.

For many of us the sea holds mystery, even fear.  Fortunately there are those for whom it holds no terror, only respect.  I like the story of the Pilot who came aboard to guide a large tanker into the harbour.  The Captain asked him worriedly if he was sure he knew where all the rocks were.  “No”, the Pilot replied, “but I know where there aren’t any”   If you know where to avoid in life, you will always stay in safe waters.  I am delighted to have lived to see the re-opening of our Churches for Masses and the Sacraments on June 29th.  I am equally delighted that over twenty-four parishioners have generously volunteered to help all of us to continue to stay safe and well as we continue to keep the C19 virus at bay.  In simple terms, and with the advice of health and safety officer Adam Farrell, the volunteers and myself have come up with the following guidelines:  Please familiarize yourself with the following – the most important thing is to have engagement with the stewards and maintain social distancing.  These will be reviewed weekly on how safely things are progressing.

DEATH of John Joe Kearney of Fr. Russell Road, Limerick, formerly Kilbaha, Moyvane on June 17, 2020. Husband of Kay, dad to Pat, Norma, Karen and Olive and grandad to Shane, Emma, Jack, Laura, Molly, Ava, Alison and Matilda. Sadly missed by his daughter-in-law Deirdre, sons-in-law Paul, Brian and Seán. Sympathy to his brother Patrick & family in Kilbaha, his brother Mossie & family, Manchester and his sister Bridie & family, Listowel.

DEATH has occurred of Bridget Buckley, New York and l/o Upper Direen, Athea. Survived by  brother Denis O’Connor & family, New York and also her sister Mary Kelly & family, New York.  Con Buckley l/o The Village, predeceased Bridget. Bridget was  a sister to the late Paudie O’Connor, Upper Direen.

DEATH of Gerard O’Connor, Springmount, Duagh, on Tuesday, June 23rd 2020. Gerard, son of the late Michael and Bridie is survived by his wife Margaret, his  children Sharon, Niamh, Gearóid, Darragh and Clodagh, brothers Kevin, Fr. Declan, Brendan and Brian, sisters Valerie and Carmel, sons-in-law Simon and Seán, Gearóid’s partner Jessica, Darragh’s partner Kelley, grandchildren Tadhg, Róisín, Donagh, Aoibhín, Fiadh and Éabha, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jim Galvin, Seamus Vaughan, John Joe Barrett, Padraig Madden, Patrick Synan, Michael Murphy, Kathy O’Donovan, John Joe O’Donnell, Sr. Ida Woulfe, Jerry Carey, Eileen Holly, Julia O’Connor, Mick Finucane, Mary Kirby, John Kirby, Richard Kissane.

FIRST MASS IN THE CHURCH SINCE THE LOCKDOWN IN MARCH  WITH CONGRETAION AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF HOLY COMMUNION; Mon 29th  at 7.30pm for Marguerite Flynn, Knockanure, 40th Birthday celebration; Wed 1st at  7.30pm for  Seán Begley, Kantoher, Limerick (Anni); Fri 3rd at 7.30pm for Fr. James Kissane, Ahalahana (Anni) & deceased of the Kissane Family and Sat 4th at 7.30pm for Willie Pearse, Woodgrove (Months Mind) and Sun 5th at 11.00am for Elsie Murphy, Ballyphehane, Cork (Anni).


I was blessed and deeply touched with messages of good will, gifts, Mass Cards/Prayers, etc which I received on Sunday last and right through the past week for my 39th Anniversary of Priesthood.  Mary, Amanda at the Porch Masses and  Chairperson of our Pastoral Council Michelle on YouTube this weekend all shared beautiful messages – very many thanks.  From outside the Parish, I received touching messages, cards and gifts too.  My great friend of 47 years, Maura, came in front of the camera for our YouTube welcome last Sunday.  It’s a first for Maura to be in front of a camera.  All her years with Gay (RIP), on the Late Late Show she was the tremendous powerhouse behind the scenes.  I was Back in 1981 – honoured, delighted, surprised and deeply touched with her lovely contribution, when I had hair & razors!! (P.S. Bridgette (Conor’s Mum) and Maura are cousins!!)  So thanks to one and all and even the Novena attenders from other Parishes blessed me in so many ways on my 39th Anniversary.  You all made it special and it meant a lot to me.   Thank you.


MASS in Church; Please sanitize your hands on entering and leaving the Church.

Family seats clearly marked can accommodate up to 5/6. All other seats will have three people per seat with social distancing clearly marked. As you enter by the main door you will be greeted by a parish steward.  Please follow their instructions. Please come early to Mass to ensure that there is no confusion at the last minute. You must co-operate and go to the seat allotted to you.  Please don’t insist on going to your normal seat. If you feel safer with a mask, please wear one but they are not obligatory. No toilet facilities available. Inside and outside the Church will be sanitized before and after each Mass. Those with special needs can enter via the door with the ramp at the school side of the Church.  Anyone who feels anxious or nervous about coming into the Church can continue to get Mass on television, on live stream or on radio or if they wish they can stay in their car in the car park as we will continue to relay the Mass in the car park for the moment. The dispensation from attending Mass on Sundays and Holydays of obligation remains in place until further notice. People are encouraged to attend Mass on any day during the week.  Those who wish to stay in their cars and receive Holy Communion after Mass must enter and park in the first section of the car park for safety reasons.   Anyone who is attending Mass in the Church please park in the lower section of the car park or outside the Church. Fr. Kevin will be the only one for the first week at least giving out Holy Communion in the Church and at the porch door at the end of Mass for those in the car park.  Our friendly stewards will guide and direct you.  I am sure you will respond generously and support them.  If so it means we all stay safe.

RETIRING shortly Fr. Tom Looney ordained over 50 years ago, he served in London where 25 Kerry priests went to serve our exiles, Fr. Joe Nolan a priest with many local connection also worked in England. Fr. Looney later spent 6 years in Peru and continued the rest of his life serving in Kerry parishes. In the meantime he also battled with cancer twice.

BINGO in the Mart Yard in Castleisland on 29th June was an innovative answer to lockdown. Churches could take an example from them and use car parks also. It is being proposed to have an outdoor circus in Tralee.

FULL MOON on 5th July; We will miss the Con Curtin Festival in Brosna, it was their 20th Anniversary. The Ring of Kerry cycle, for the first time in 37 years, to be cancelled.

FITTEST CLUB: On Saturday June 27th Moyvane GAA took part in North Kerry’s Fittest GAA Club event. The initiative is raising funds for the Listowel Community Hospital, Kerry Parents and Friends Association and Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue. Please donate to these very worthy causes.

They put on their running gear and took to the highways and byways of the county to determine who is the fittest of them all. See also article by Mortimer Murphy on Moyvane’s Sean Walsh in week’s Kerry’s Eye.

REACH ACTIVE WORKS: Cable installation works will continue on the Knockanure-Moyvane Road from Monday 29th June until Friday 3rd July, all of these works will be complete under a single lane closure traffic management system. A full road closure will commence between Knockanure football pitch and Knockanure Church from Monday 6th until Friday 24th July. This will be a full 24-hour road closure with no through traffic allowed, diversion routes will be in place. Jerry Clancy – 086/6072159

KN WORKS: Minor works will take place on the Moyvane Road between Ahalahana Road and Aughrim Road junctions and on the L1010 in Tarbert from Monday 29th June to Friday 3rd July, these works will be complete under a traffic light or stop and go traffic management system.  Shane Sheehan – 087/9829576.

GAA: Athea GAA club are returning to training for as many teams as possible from the 29th of June.

FARMERS’ MARKET REOPENS at Abbeyfeale small square from 9-1pm every Friday.

TARBERT BRIDEWELL RE-OPENS –  The management and staff are glad to say that with the lifting of restrictions of COVID – 19 that they are now in a position to reopen as of this Monday 29th June.

LEAVING Cert Students at Tarbert Comprehensive School, award winners included; Rugby, Murtie Moriarty, Tarbert; Girls basketball, Olivia Twomey, Athea; Equestrian, Aobha Quinn, Moyvane; Art, Caoimhe Kennelly, Ballylongford; principal’s award, Rachel O Connor, Knockanure; girls soccer, Hollie Kelly, Ballyhahill; boys soccer, Cormac Healy, Glin; poetry aloud, Jack McMonagle, Ballylongford; mentoring, Rachel Martin, Tarbert; girls GAA, Claire Carmody, Athea; boys GAA, Paul O’Donnell, Ballyhahill; LCA student of the year, Holly Heffernan, Moyvane, sportsperson of the year, Claire Carmody, Athea and Shane Cregan, Ballyhahill; students of the year, Orlaith McSweeney, Loughill and Paul O’Donnell, Ballyhahill. Great credit is due to Conor Horgan, for compiling the youtube video of the school’s graduation event.

ACCORD; are  now  offering  over  the  phone  counselling  for couples,  Individuals  &  family  members  during  this  time  of unprecedented stress & pressure during these weeks of COVID-19.  Call: 01 5313331.

BOOK: The Wisdom of Laudato Si,  In his book Father Lane focuses on the neglected implications of Integral Ecology for faith, spirituality and theology. He says, “Ecology challenges theology to reimagine who we are, who the Spirit of God is, who Christ is, where creation is going, and what is the role of liturgy in society – all in the full glare of the ecological crisis.”

GLIN: Work is continuing on the Interpretative Centre at the back of Glin Library.

RACING: Limerick July 11th, Killarney 13th July and Listowel Sept. 21st.

DIRECTORY; Vatican issues new catechetical directory addressing, Bioethics, gender identity, and biological sex are new subjects covered in the Vatican’s latest Directory for Catechesis, released recently. The revised directory says that new scientific developments must remain respectful of the creative will of God and human dignity. The 300-page book, which provides universal norms for pastors and catechists in the work of evangelization, was written in continuity with the Church’s directories from 1971 and 1997…

BUTTERFIES, there are 34 species here, the painted Lady arrives here in May and returns in August. It begins its journey to here from North Africa, more information on butterflyireland site.

Kerry CCÉ – Kerry County Board of Comhaltas.

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The discovery of 200,000-year-old fossils in a cave in northern Israel shows that the first humans migrated to Israel during the Ice Age, or 100,000 years earlier than previously believed.

KNOCK: https://eucharistic


ROME: Pope emeritus Benedict XVI arrived back in Rome after a four-day trip to Germany to visit his  brother. The Diocese of Regensburg reported June 22 that 93-year-old Benedict XVI said goodbye to his 96-year-old brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, who is in poor health.

NEW YORK; Under the newly widened restrictions, houses of worship may now admit up to a quarter of the people they are designed to hold — 250 for 770 Eastern Parkway, according to COLlive. (Gov. Andrew Cuomo accelerated the pace by which houses of worship could open amid pressure from religious New Yorkers, including Orthodox Jews, and left it up to each one to create its own mask and distancing rules.). Taken from (JTA).

E-TICK will be a great resource for volunteers, students as well as youth workers, teachers and trainers in the field of global citizenship education. Contact [email protected] for more information. www.

CHILDREN: Over 8 million children are living in orphanages and 80% have at least one living parent.



New York NY World 1894 a – 5317.pdf

20 Nov 1894 New York NY World

Kennelly’s Heirs Again; Fourteenth set of  Claimants  to  the  Old  Pomade makers million now appear. PROPERTY  ESCHEATED  TO THE  STATE

——————-  One  more  assault  Is to be made  on the $l.000.000  estate  of  the  eccentric   pomade   manufacturer.   William    Kennelly,   who   died  sixteen   years  ago and whose  property  was declared  escheated  to the State of  New  York.

Condensed; Old William Kennelly came to NY from St. Catherine’s Ontario in 1838 a lad of 16. Began as a messenger boy, later becoming manufacturer of essential oils and their products. He lived alone and died 1878 and gave money in his will to his brother Edward from whom he departed from in 1838 and left money for orphanage, where no religion would be taught. Wm and Edward were sons of John Kennelly Sergeant of the Life Guards in the English Army, he had a pretty wife called Hann Harbour, who ran away with her lover. The father John went back to England and William went off his own way and the other brother Edward, was never heard of again. Lawyer Murphy is now trying to prove his client has a right to the money.

New York NY Herald 1881 – 0010.pdf

Those who died  of old  age  were  Honorah Moore, native  of  Ireland,  aged  102 years;  Caroline  Levy, native   of    Germany,   aged   100  years;   Phoebe  Davis,  native     or    England,     aged     103    years;    Bridget    McKenna,    native    of     Ireland,     aged    101   years;   Anna    C.   Potier,    native    of    Calcutta,    aged    1U0    years;   Jane   Douglas,   native-  of   Ireland,   aged  100  years;   Mary   McGowin,   native   of  Ireland,  aged  100  years;   Michael   McDonough,”native  of Ireland,   aged   105 years;  Mary   Hayes,  native   of  Ireland,  aged  103  years;   Martha  P.  Elliott,   native   of   Virginia,  aged  101   years,  and  Ellen   Moriarty,   native  of   Ireland,   aged  111 years.


GRIFFIN.-In   Chicago.  MAURICE   GRIFFIN.   native   of   Knockanure.    County   Kerry,    Ireland beloved   nephew   of  Mrs  Otto   Moosbrugger.  936  N   Orlanna   st.  and cousin   of   Sylvester.    John.    Maurice,   Mary.   Nellie   and, Nora   Casey.    Relatives   and   friends   are Invited   to   attend   the   funeral,   on   Tuesday.   at   8.30  A M. from  936  N   Orlanna   st.     Requiem   mass at   St   Peters   Church   at 10  A  M.   Interment   at   Most   Holy   Redeemer   Cemetery.

Maurice Griffin Knockanure

Philadelphia PA Inquirer 1911 – 2256.pdf


Knockanure School opening 4 2 1967 p9

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1967 a – 0126.pdf


Con Dee death Advocate NY 1967- Jan 21

Chicago  News  BY  O’LOUGHLIN  One  of  Ireland’s daring,  fighting,  men  of  the  Irish  Republican  Army  whose  story  appeared for  six  weeks  in  a  row  in  the  Chicago  column of the  Advocate   a  year  ago,  has  died  suddenly  in Chicago. He is  Con Dee known to  many  around Chicago commanded  the  8th  Battalion  of  Kerry  Brigade  No.  1 in fighting  the  Black  & Tans, fit was believed  that he was the  only  remaining  survivor  of  the  May  12,  1921 Battle  of  the Valley  of  Knockanure.  He died Tuesday in St. Anne’s Hospital. In 1925 Con  Dee came to the U.S. and  worked  many years for  the Bd. of  Education in Chicago.  On retiring in  1962  he   established   the   River   Forest  Travel  Bureau,  7427  North  in  the  suburb. Survivors include his widow,  Mrs.  Margaret  Pierce Dee, three  daughters:  Ellen.  Louise and  three     daughters:     Ellen   Louise,   Honora Loretta  and Mrs.  Mary Rita  Flynn, a sister,  Rita  and two brothers,   William  and Michael.  Requiem Mass was  offered  on Saturday. Long,   long   ago,   beyond  the  misty  space Of twice a thousand years In   Erin  old   there  dwelt  a  mighty  race, Taller  than  Roman spears. Like   oaks   and towers   they  had  a  giant  grace  Were fleet  as deer. With wind and waves they made their “biding place.” These  western  shepherd  seers.

Forty-seven   years   has   almost   passed    since    men    like   Con Dee fought   for  the  freedom  of  Ireland.  Successive  Irish  governments  have  done  little,  if  anything,  at  home  and  at the United Nations. The apathy on the   part of  Ireland’s  ambassadors  to   foreign   nations  is   well  known.



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