Knockanuare Notes-9th August 2020

REACH ACTIVE WORKS: Permanent road resurfacing will take place between Ahavoher Graveyard and Knockanure. Substation, works will be completed under a stop and go system. Minor works will continue along the Kilmorna, Trien, Athea and Moyvane – Knockanure Roads next week, all works will be complete under stop and go or traffic light traffic management system. Jerry Clancy – 086/6072159.

KN WORKS: Cable jointing works will continue on the L1010. Kerry County Council should be finished their works on the Moyvane Rd. All works will be complete under traffic light traffic management system.  Shane Sheehan – 087/9829576.

GRAVEYARD masses are missed by many people, who make an annual pilgrimage to local graveyards and remember  those who have passed away and reminisce about them among ourselves. Local cemetery headstones can be viewed at knockanurelocal site.

BORN On 6th August 1775, Daniel O’Connell. ‘The Liberator’. A lawyer and politician is considered one of the most important figures in Irish history.

BEIRUT 300,000 people have been left homeless by the explosion.

YEMEM Over 10 million people have been forced to flee their homes.

TRAGEDY on the Shannon on 15th August 1893 when 17 lost their lives.

DEATH of John Denihan, Dooncaha, Tarbert, on August 3rd 2020. Survived by sisters Mary, Hannah, Elizabeth (Liz), Helen, Margaret and brothers Stephen and Anthony, sisters in law, and brothers in law.

DEATH of Eliza Walsh, Coolkeragh, Listowel, and late of New York, on August 5th, 2020. Predeceased by her siblings Kitty, Mary Catherine, William, Patrick (Tullamore), Martina (Cork) and Teresa (U.S.A). Survived by her nephews Martin Walsh, John, Kieran and Derek Noonan (Cork), Chris and Bruce Golden (U.S.A), nieces Marion and Elizabeth (Walsh), Noelle Noonan, Donna Golden, grandnephews, and grandnieces

DEATH occurred on Monday 3rd August 2020 of Rev. Fr. John Kennelly, Our Lady of Fatima Home, Tralee, and late of Ballylongford, Co. Kerry. Fr. John Kennelly is predeceased by his parents Bridie and Timmie and his brother, Colm. Sadly missed by his sisters Mary (Kenny) and Nancy (McAuliffe), brothers Brendan, Alan, Paddy and Kevin; sisters-in-law Rena, Brenda, Kathleen, and Marion; nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; relatives and friends, the Bishop and Priests of the Diocese of Kerry, the communities in which he ministered and the staff and residents at Our Lady of Fatima Home.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael O’Donnell, Mick Moore, Pats Carmody, Paddy Keane, Sr. Ita Rochford, Bridie O’Carroll, Mary T Hegarty, Jim Harnett, Billy Buckley, Georgie O’Connell, Brendan Daly, Tom Moloney, Sr. Rose Flynn, Bridie Leahy, Mary Keane, Kay Horgan, Josie Loftus, Bridget Hayes, Brid Flavin, Mass Moyvane;  Sat 8th at  2.00pm for Esther & Seán Foley, Ashgrove (Mass of thanksgiving

for their Golden Jubilee, 50 years of marriage), and mass at 7.30pm for Dora & Mossie Ahern, Kilbaha (Anni); Sun 9th at 11.00am for Pat Hayes, Clounbrane (Rec Dec); Mon 10th at  7.30pm  Special Intention; Tues 11th  at 7.30pm for Hannah & Jimmy Doyle, Glin Road, their son Mick & their

daughters Maureen & Betty (Hannah’s Anniversary occurs at this time); Wed 12th at 7.30pm for Michael O’Neill, Limerick (Rec Dec); Thurs 13th at 7.30pm  for Thanksgiving Mass for all our local Home Helps and their families; FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION – Holy Day of Obligation       (As Moyvane Church is dedicated to Our Lady of  Assumption – this is a very special day in our Parish.  Let us remember in our prayers all Parishioners & Priests who have gone to their eternal reward, who have left us a beautiful Church.  Our Lady keep us safe and well) Mass Fri  14th at 7.30pm  VIGIL: Marian Quinn, Woodgrove, Birthday Blessing; Sat 15th at 11.00am  for Kathleen & Dan Ryan (Anni) & grandson Daniel (RIP), West Clare & New York and mass at 7.30pm  Special Intention – Eugene & family; Sun 16th  at 11.00am Mass for  Jack Martin Mulvihill, Glenalappa (Anni).

Mass Knockanure – Sun 9th at  9.30am for  Special Intention (sick); Sat 15th at 9.30am mass for Feast of the Assumption Holy Day of Obligation for Parishioners and Sun 16th mass at 9.30am for Jason Plested, UK (Anni).

CELEBRATING 15th of August, with sports in Knockanure and the seaside in Ballybunion, was always one of the days not to be missed in the locality.

GAA: Moyvane Clounmacon Ladies, County Junior Championship result Killarney Legion 4-14-Cloumacon/Moyvane 3-10. Team lined out as follows- Marie Flaherty, Fiona Buckley, Ashlea Sheehy, Ciara Hudson, Aobha Quinn, Grainne Stack Mulvihill, Ornaith Wall, Moira O’Flaherty , Amanda O’Donnell, Laura Stack, Erin Finucane, Muirne Wall, Gillian Musgrave, Marie Kennelly, Sheila Moore.

Sub Ciara Haugh for Sheila Moore.

Scorers-Gillian Musgrave 2-3- Laura Stack 1-1- Erin Finucane 0-5- Amanda O’Donnell 0-1

next match in the county championship is away to MKL Gaels on Monday 3rd August

Other matches -Monday 10th August- MKL Gaels v Cloumacon/Moyvane, Venue Listry at 7.30pm.

Legion Minor Ladies lost recently away to MKL Gaels on a 5-13 to 5-08 score line.

FARMERS’ MARKET REOPENS:  The weekly market at Abbeyfeale in the small square from 9-1pm every Friday.

GRANT: A farmer who has presented animals for slaughter in the reference period, (see online for details). The opening date for applications will be 19 August 2020 and the closing date will be 9 September 2020. Applications will be made online through the portal.

HERITAGE Sites under the OPW are now open free to public, as an aid to tourism. Shannon Heritage employs 350 and there is talk that Bunratty and St John’s Castle will close at end of August. For more information go to

PARISH FINANCIAL REPORT 2019:  Copies of the Parish Financial Report for 2019 are available in the Parish Office for anyone who wishes to avail of a copy.

VINTAGE Charity Run begins in Castleisland on Sept 6th, proceeds in aid of chemo unit at UHK.

DAY CARE services which were discontinued for several past months, are due to recommence   at some level on September 1st. Where there is a will there is a way.

CONGRATULATIONS to Cllr. John Sheahan on recently being elected Chairman of Southern Regional Assembly for 2020-21, he was first elected to Council 2004 and has many local connections.

CAT MISSING from near the village of Knockanure, it is rather distinctive, having a short tail.

By the way, people living near the trenches where the pipeline was laid recently, have noticed extra rats around buildings, their usual nests having being disturbed.

YOUTH 2020 : Summer E-Festival: (14th-16th August), Register Free on  Youth 2000’s primary objective is to provide young people with a real retreat, not just an educational conference.

SAINT ROCK (Feast Day – 16th August). O God, who by the ministry of an angel didst give to glorious Saint Rock a promise engraved on a tablet, that whosoever would invoke his name should be preserved from pestilence and all mortal and contagious diseases. Grant that we who revere his memory, may through his intercession be delivered in soul and body from all mortal and contagious diseases through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen. Saint Rock, please pray for us and preserve us from all mortal and contagious diseases, including the coronavirus COVID-19. Amen

WELCOME; May the Lord bless you each and every time you give a welcoming smile or share welcoming words with someone.  May the Lord welcome you as you welcome others, and give you peace and joy.  Amen


JOB VACANCIES –  in the Asdee Ballylongford Tarbert CE Scheme – Tidy towns assistant in Tarbert, Heritage & coffee shop assistants Tarbert Bridewell, Laundry and active retirement assistant in Ballylongford and a GAA Caretaker in Asdee. If you are interested in one of these jobs please contact Jackie Kissane in the Parish Hall Ballylongford or ring 086-3266991,  email No experience needed as full training will be provided. Ce eligibility and rates apply.

COUNCIL have spent E280, 000 on new toy for tarmacking roads, that money would buy a mountain of road making material.

ARCHIVES: We will continue to provide free downloads of digital records on our website for the time being, as we are initially only able to re-open for a very limited number of researchers. We will keep this, and all of our opening arrangements, under constant review.


Ballylongford and District August 2020


FEAST: The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord took place on August 6th, an event mentioned in all three synoptic Gospels. After revealing that he would be put to death in Jerusalem, Jesus took the three disciples of his inner circle to the summit of Mount Tabor in order to reveal his glory to them. Peter, James, and John saw Jesus transfigured before them, radiant in the fullness of his glory as he truly was, the Son of God. Next to Jesus were Moses and Elijah as witnesses to Christ’s fulfilment of the Old Testament law and prophets. St. Matthew writes of the event by saying, “He was transfigured before them. And his face did shine as the sun: and his garments became white as snow.

EUCHARISTIC ADROATION on Wednesday’s from 11am. to 3pm. at the Main Altar in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel.

THEOLOGY: Summer School ‘Theology, Spirituality & Religious Experience:

We are taking registrations now for the second running of our online Summer School ‘Theology, Spirituality & Religious Experience’ starting on August 10th.  The course consists of 10 online lectures by Fr. Pat Collins C.M. given over two weeks and we were delighted to receive hugely positive comments from participants who too part in July; see just two examples.  ‘Your talks are refreshing me, rekindling my spirit and renewing my enthusiasm…Refocusing on the centrality of religious experience is vital and extremely helpful’.  ‘The eyes of my mind have been enlightened, as I gained a fresh understanding, from a range of Christian and other perspectives, of the nature of genuine religious experience as well as of the inherent dangers that can lie within that approach’.  For further information contact The Priory Institute, Tallaght Village, D24 W410. Tel (086) 8510769.


RDS 2018; A walk around the World Meeting of Families at the RDS Dublin on 23 August 2018. Thousands were in attendance. Lectures, talks Irish and African dancing and much more


PAPERS: New York NY Irish American Advocate 1928-1929 – 0943.pdf

16 Nov 1929

Catherine   Murphy   was   joined    In    wedlock  to  James  J.  Barrett  on  Sunday.  Nov.  8.   The  ceremony  was  performed  by  the  Rev.  James  J.  Barrett.  The   wedding   ceremony   took   place   at     St.     Joseph’s    Roman     Catholic     Church,   125th   street   and   Morningside  avenue.    The   church was    filled    with  the   friends  and  relatives.     The     bride  was  dressed  in  panne  velvet  and  was  attended  by  her  niece,  Miss  Nora  Lawlor    of    Bayonne,    N.    J.      The      groom   was   attended   by   William   J.   Ahern, brother of  the  bride.   A  beautiful   bouquet  of  flowers  was  presented  to  the  bride  by  John  Barrett,  son  of  the  groom.   The  bride  is  a  native  of   Athea.   Co.    Limerick,     and     the     groom hails  from  Knocknasnaw,   Abbeyfeale. Dinner  was    served    to    about     50     guests  at  the  home  of  the  bride   and   Groom,   at   288   St.   Nicholas   avenue.   Among some   of   those  present   were:   Rev.  James  J. Barrett  and  John  Barrett  (sons),  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Lawlor,  sister  of  the  bride;  William  and  James  Caledon,  | Ahern,   brothers   of   the   bride;    Miss    Nora   Lawlor   (niece),  Miss   Marguerita  Ahern   (niece),  Dennis  and  James  Murphy   (nephews),   Mrs.   Shanahan,   Miss John  O’Neill,  Mfg.  Patrick Ryan,  Miss  Eileen  Dalton.  Timothy   Dalton.   Michael   Lynch   and   Stephen   Ahern   (cousins). The entertainment  was  directed   by   Mr.   John   J.   Sheahan.     Music    was    furnished   by two  well-known   players   —Joe  McNally  and  Michael  Kennelly.  Exhibitions  of  Irish  step-dancing  were  given  by  Michael  Lynch  and  Miss  Eileen   Ahern.  (See long list of guests in paper).

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…Margaret Murphy, Miss Rita Mooney, Miss Sadie Shanahan, Patrick Gunia, James Galvin, Phil. Shanahan, Dennis O’Shea, William Kennelly, James Ahern …


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1919-1921 – 0108.pdf

Feb 1919

TWO OF JOHN  M’GRAWS.                                                                                      

An   Irish   lady,   who  was   after    losing  her  husband,   called   to  make   arrangement?   with     Cornelius   Cregan,   undertaker  at  Third   avenue,   for  the  funeral.      What   are  your   prices,   said   the   old   lady.     Well,   said   Con,  for   a   very   slow   funeral    with   four    coaches    and   a  hearse   will  cost  you  $150, and, said   Con.  if  you  want   the  horses   to   trot,  I might  be  able  to  make  it  $100.  The  old  lady  got up  and  said,   “What   will  you  charge  me  for  a   gallop.”


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1919-1921 – 0459.pdf

Rev. R. D. Parker,   headmaster  Midleton College,   has   been appointed    rector  at   Tralee.


P . Mangan,  brother  of  the  late Bishop   of  Kerry,  has   died  at   his  residence.  (Bedford,   Listowel.


On   the   departure,   of    Father    Finucane   from   Killarney   on   Friday   night   he   was   accompanied    to   the    railway    station   by  a  great   gathering   of  towns-people   headed    by    the    Pipers    Band


A pony,  the  property   of  John  J.  Galvin,   Listowel, was killed   in   a   collision   with   a   side  car   in   the   darkness   near  the  cemetery  on  Wednesday  evening.   The   owner    of   the   horse    and    side  car  drove   off   after   the   collision.

A   hearty  send-off  was  given to Canon   Hayes,  P.  P., on  his   departure   for    Berehaven    from       Ballylongford,    where  he  ministered   for  13  years.  The   marriage    of   Finian    Lynch,    I.    M.   P.,   South   Kerry,   to   Miss   Bridget   M.  Slattery, daughter   of   Mr.   Thomas   Slattery,   Merchant   Rock   street,   Tralee,   Chairman    of  the  Tralee  Rural  Council,   which  was   celebrated   at   St.   John’s   Church,   Tralee,   last    Wednesday   morning,   was   a   very   interesting   and  popular   function.   Miss   M.  S.  C.  Foley,  third   daughter   of     the   late Edward  Hurley   Foley,   Ballyard     House, Tralee   has  been  honored   in   a  signal  manner  for   war service  by  the   King.   The   sudden   death   of   J.   D.  O’Sullivan.   Merchant    Upper   Castle    street,    Tralee, caused the  keenest  regret.

On  Tuesday  night  the  hay  and  corn  sheds  and  out  offices   of  Edmond  Slattery    of   Rae,   Kilflynn,    North    Kerry, were completely destroyed by fire.


Patk,  Clifford  was  fined   10s.  at  Limerick  for  wearing  military  uniform  and  falsely    representing     himself   as a  sergeant-major.  Clifford   said he  had  permission   to  wear  the   uniform.   He   had  the  Mons  medal”,  and   was   wounded  three  times.


transference of  Rev   Brother Hayes,  master   of  the   District   School,  Glin  to  Artane,   is  much   regretted In the Glin  district.


Mr.   Sorenson,  brother-in-law of  Henry   Ford,  and   general   manager   of   the  famous   firm,  arrived   in  Cork   and   took  over  charge  of  the  tractor  works.  It  is  expected  a  large  number  of  hands  will   be  taken  on.


Sister Mary Joseph (Miss E. O’Donnell) Mount Sackville Convent , Dublin has won her B A. Degree with Honours in the NUI. She is sister of Major O’Donnell, president of Agra College India and of Bryan O’Donnell of Tipperary.



SCHOOLS: Mackenzie is a revered authority on her subject, and she writes with a grace, holiness and patience that I (obviously) lack. She also writes about home schooling from a positive place — the place of a mother who has chosen home schooling out of a bevy of educational options for her children — and has selected home schooling with great fervor, enthusiasm, and diligence.


There’s her, and then there’s me. I’m still reeling from a COVID-corrupted school year. Just five months ago, we had three out of our four young kids enrolled at a diocesan grade school we adore. We chaired fundraisers, stuffed our faces at crab feeds and bid too high on auction items. If it was “for the school,” we were for it. Packed classrooms, dedicated teachers. Life was sweet.


Catholic News Agency


WASHINGTON — Just days ahead of the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, the president of the U.S. bishop’s conference mourned the loss of innocent lives in the attacks, lamented the long-term suffering caused by the bombs, and prayed for peace among nations.


“My brother bishops and I mourn with the Japanese people for the innocent lives that were taken and the generations that have continued to suffer the public health and environmental consequences of these tragic attacks,” Archbishop Jose Gomez said in a July 30 statement.


The world’s only wartime uses of nuclear weapons took place in 1945’s Aug. 6 U.S. attack on Hiroshima and Aug. 9 U.S. attack on Nagasaki.


The Hiroshima attack killed around 80,000 people instantly and may have caused about 130,000 deaths, mostly civilians. The attack on Nagasaki instantly killed about 40,000, and destroyed a third of the city.

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