Knockanuare Notes -29th March 2020


Mass will be on various internet sites and also RTÉ will air Mass every weekday at 10.30am.

Churches are open daily for private prayed and many are doing the stations in their own time.

WASHING of hands are essential, but nobody notices, taps and door handles, chewing gum on the soles of shoes, All outdoor wear should be set aside on entering dwelling. Computer keys and phones, are seldom cleaned. People in distress are now afraid to ask for help, due to all the warnings, if the government clamped down on people entering country in time, we could have avoided or delayed our present position. Lack of preparedness by the government has forced them to compensate, by bringing in lockdown laws. Up to now foreign sailors and others who arrived here were free to roam about the country, without hindrance.

ALONE have launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 outbreak.  Support line is open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Professional staff are available to answer queries. By calling 0818 222 024.

DEATH has occurred on 26th March 2020 of Sr. Evelyn (Sr Mary Rose) Gleeson SCJM. Ros Glos Convent, Moore Abbey, Monasterevin, Kildare and Formerly of Lyracrompane Listowel. Sister of Charity of Jesus and Mary, Moore Abbey. Sister was predeceased by her brother Stanley, sisters Rosmund, Hilda and Rebecca. Sadly missed by her niece Dolores, nephew Greg and extended family, grandniece and grandnephews, many cousins and friends; and her Community and Staff in Ros Glos Convent, Moore Abbey, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, 28th March 2020.

SYMPATHY:  To Janet McNamara & family on the death of her husband John and to his brother & sisters and extended family in Birmingham & West Clare.  (First cousin to Fr. Kevin).

ANNIVERSARIES: Donal Brosnan, Sr. Nora Francis, Willie O’Sullivan, Eileen Culhane, Tim O’Brien, Maurice O’Connell, Eilish Walsh, Jackie Broderick, Anthony Curtin, Patrick F power, Betty Lynch, Maurice Walsh, Ruby McMahon, Eileen Meehan, John Joe Wynne, Annie McMahon, NO PUBLIC MASSES UNTIL FURHTER NOTICE IN MOYVANE OR KNOCKANURE CHURCHES, please keep in your prayers the following whose Masses will be offered this week: Mon 30th  7.30pm John McNamara, Birmingham (Rec Dec), (First cousin to Fr. Kevin); Tues 31st at  7.30pm Special Intention – family protection; Wed  1st April at 7.30pm for Maureen Groarke, Cork (Rec Dec); Thurs 2nd at 7.30pm for Riobard O’Dwyer, Eyries, Cork (Rec Dec); Fri 3rd         at  7.30pm for Fr. Michael Lomasney, Cork & Ross Diocese (Rec Dec); Sat 4th at  7.30pm for Ellen, Seán, Aggie & Anthony Aherne, Moher Cross –Anni

And Mass on PALM SUNDAY 5th at 11.00am for Noreen & John Scanlon, Inchamore & deceased of the  Scanlon & Flavin families. All of the above celebrations will be on Parish Radio Link, which operates only from Moyvane Church.

CALLS contact Fr. Kevin for details. There will be no First Friday Calls until further notice.  However, Fr. Kevin is available on the landline 49308 after 9pm each evening if anyone would like a blessing, a word or reassurance.  Holy Week ceremonies are cancelled and will be celebrated privately.

CLOCKS went forward one hour on Sunday 29th of March.

DINNER: If you would like to have a dinner this coming week, please text Paul by 4pm the day before on 087/9378663.

DRIVING Licence; Minister Ross said:  until 31 July 2020, persons of 70 years of age or over can apply for, and renew, their driving licence in the normal way through the NDLS public office without the need to submit a medical report. This is only on the basis that they do not have an identified or specified illness.

AGE ACTION is providing additional supports to older people, enabling them to transition quickly out of hospital into their own homes, ensuring that their home is safe while also supporting our hospitals to respond to the Covid-19 health crisis. We are also providing an emergency response for urgent repairs and other supports for older people in order to ensure people can remain safely in their own homes.


CALLING ALL TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND PARENTS! World Vision Ireland’s Climate Change essay competition 2020 is opened until March 31 for children between the ages of 8 and 18. The winning essay writer will get the chance to meet Ryan Tubridy in the RTE Studios and will also win a €500 Smyths toy voucher.

For more information on how to enter, go to our website



CHURCH SERVICES Abbeyfeale:  Mass is being celebrated every day in the Church of the Assumption and broadcast on and Monday to Friday the Stations of the Cross are also being broadcast at 3pm.  RTÉ will air Mass every weekday at 10.30am from St. Eunan’s and St. Columba’s Cathedral,  on RTÉ News Now.  If you have a neighbour who is not on the internet then ring them and place your phone beside your laptop and they will be able to hear Fr. Tony or Fr. Shoji celebrate daily Mass.  Adoration from 11am to 6pm each day except from 2.30pm – 3.30pm when the Stations of the Cross are on.  Exposition will be in the Main Church to facilitate social distancing.  Enter the church by the Blessed Sacrament church door as all other doors will be locked. We regret these changes but we must adhere to the HSE guidelines.

Mass Abbeyfeale at

ROAD WORKS ON R551 – Works will continue all next week on the Bog Road. There will be a traffic light system in place. Works will also continue next week from Monday the 30th March on the Moyvane / Tarbert road under a road closure. Access will be maintained for residents affected by the closure, but there will be no through traffic. These will be 24-hour closures from 8am on Monday until 8pm on Friday 3rd April. Cable jointing works will continue on the Piermount road on Monday 30th March, these works will be completed under a single lane closure with no road closure required. The roads will be open at weekends. ESB Networks apologise for any inconvenience caused during the work and they will endeavour to minimise disruption to residents and landowners while the work is in progress.

TRALEE ONLINE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK AHEAD Sunday: 10.30am Holy Mass and 7.00pm Taize Prayer Monday to Saturday: 8.15am:   Morning Prayer followed by Mass 12 noon: Angelus followed by Daily Reflection7pm:       Rosary These can be viewed live on our website or on Facebook through the following link  (If you don’t have Facebook you can ignore “Log in” or “Create New Account”  and click on “Not Now” to watch us live)


Knockanure Churchyard March 2020.


FREE: Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, and the isolation measures that have been put in place, Intercom magazine, a Catholic pastoral and liturgical resource of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, has made available the complete April 2020 issue as a free download.


Journal Article


Sisters of St Joseph Oct 1918



Press, Volume LX, Issue 18044, 9 April 1924

John Patrick Seeler, of Orakipaon, Temuka, passed away in the Timaru Hospital on Thursday last, after a long and painful illness, which was born with much patience and fortitude. The late Mr Seeler was born in County Kerry, Ireland, 63 years ago. At the age of eighteen he enlisted in the Irish Royal Horse Artillery, and after being stationed in India and Egypt saw two years of active service in the Zulu war, after which he contracted malaria and was discharged on a pension of 6d per day. He returned to Ireland, but almost immediately he and his sister sailed for New Zealand, arriving in Timaru in the year 1890, when he married Miss J. Hughes, of Christchurch.


SUEZ MAIL NEWS. Per s.s. ‘City of Sydney.’

Thames Advertiser, Volume XII, Issue 2525, 19 January 1877

Snippets; There have been several deaths from hydrophobia in Glasgow within three weeks. A raid has been made upon the dogs in the city, and 1,500 destroyed.


The Rev Duncan Gillis, a Roman Catholic priest, in Scotland, has been committed to the Fontefract House of Correction, for obtaining money under false pretences from some Irish railway labourers, under the pretext that it was for a new chapel. He had been previously suspended by his bishop for other offences


Foot-and-mouth disease, which had nearly been stamped out from the herds of cattle in Surrey, has again broke out within the last few days amongst dairy stock.



Otago Witness, Volume 12, Issue 2639, 12 October 1904

— Envoy to Ireland —


Cardinal Vannutelli, who as Papal envoy to Ireland for the opening of the Armagh Catholic Cathedral made an all but royal progress through the country, is a very notable man. Cardinal Bishop of the Roman Church (one of six of that dignity in the whole, world), Chancellor of the Treasury of the Congregation of Propaganda, Prefect of the Council, Archpriest of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Bishop of Palestrina, accredited Protector of Portugal at the Holy See, Cardinal Protector of the Carmelites, the Sulpicians, the Augustinians of the Assumption, and other orders, with a crowd of other titles to honour and offices of responsibility in the diplomatic and ecclesiastical service of the Holy See, he remains through all and in spite of all just Vincenzo Vannutelli, the tallest ecclesiastic in Rome


More Old Irish and Foreign News


Some local pictures



Truth is another casualty of this sentimentalism. The media bombard the public with warnings about the danger posed by the coronavirus, when the truth is that only a small percent of the population of New York is at risk. By an unspoken agreement, leaders, public health officials, and media personalities conspire to heighten the atmosphere of crisis in order to get us to comply with their radical measures.



DEATHS from Covid-19; Among the 105 patients who had died in Italy as of March 4, two-thirds had three or more preexisting conditions. The most common was hypertension, followed by ischemic heart disease and diabetes mellitus. These chronic illnesses can leave organs degraded and more vulnerable to infection. Additionally, the treatments for these conditions can suppress the immune system, leaving the body susceptible to pathogens.



COVID-19; All arrivals in Wuhan have to show a green code on a mobile app to prove that they are healthy.


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