Knockanuare Notes-April 12th 2020

NO PUBLIC MASSES UNTIL FURHTER NOTICE IN MOYVANE OR KNOCKANURE CHURCHES. Fr. Kevin will continue to say daily Masses behind closed doors.

MASS Sat 11th at 7.30pm for HOLY SATURDAY – Liturgy & blessing of Pascal Candle, Mass Intention for all Parishioners at home & away. Sun 12th at  10.00am EASTER SUNDAY – The Resurrection of the Lord Mass Intention – Brendan, in Dublin, just diagnosed with   cancer and on chemotherapy, and for his family at this time, and Mass on Tues 14th at 7.30pm  Special Intention. Check youtube for some masses.

HAPPY Easter was always a traditional greeting, now with the threat of C19, fear of the unknown has taken over. The restrictions which are being imposed and more on the horizon, were never seen in peacetime. Even spiritual consolation, is being denied.

DEATH has taken place in her 96th Year of  Marie O’ Connor (Nee Stack) Meadowlea, Ballyhahill, and formally of Fleanmore, Ballyhahill and Leitrim Middle, Moyvane 4th April 2020. Predeceased by her husband Michael. Survived by her daughters Mary and Bernadette, Sons Michael, Christopher, Eddie, Maurice, Emmett, Gerard and Joseph, Sons-In Law, Daughters-In-Law, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nephews, and Nieces.

SYMPATHY: To Eileen & Tim Joe Sheehan, The Village on the death of Eileen’s mother Bridget O’Donoghue, Donoughmore, Cork who died this week and her aunt Ellen Fulignati, Blarney (sister to Bridget O’Donoghue) who died the previous week.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary O’Shea, Bridie Liston, Lily O’Connor, Imelda Collins, Ita Danaher, David Parrish, John Joe Brosnan, Fr. Paddy Sheehan, Fr. John Lucid, Davie Dillon, Teresa Kennelly, Kit Culhane, Josie O’Sullivan, Patsy Flynn, Emer Ward, John Dunne, Richard Stack, Kathleen Reidy, Mike Greaney, John Kennelly, Nora M Cronin, Mass on  Wed  15th at 7.30pm for  Richard Stack, Clounbrane & his wife Hanna; Thurs 16th at 7.30pm for  Mai Quinn, Leitrim West;  Fri   17th at  7.30pm for  Teresa Kennelly, Lisaniskea, Kilmorna; Sat   18th at  7.30pm for  Mike Greaney, Bunagarha & Leitrim Middle, and  Sun   19th at 10.00am for  Tim & Hannah Leahy, Trien.

OFFERTORY & DUES ENVELOPES: Very many thanks to all who have responded to dropping Offertory & Dues envelopes into the letter box at the front door of the Presbytery.

THE PETER MCVERRY TRUST:  Amber Brown, Fundraising Administrator with The Peter McVerry Trust has sent the following note to us. “Thank you to all at the Parish of Moyvane for your support in helping us in raising funds for the Peter McVerry Trust.  Congratulations on your success in raising €363.40 through your Crib offerings at Christmas”.  Thanks for your support and generosity.

LISTOWEL: Mass will be live streamed: Saturday 6.15pm (Vigil) / Sunday 11.30am / Monday 10.30am / Tuesday 10.30am / Wednesday 10.30am / Thursday 10.30am / Friday 10.30am. Should there be a Funeral it will take place at 11.30am. and replace the 10.30am morning Mass.

CORONA Virus, many still take cloth reusable bags on shopping trips, It should be noted that they may be a carrier of infection. Most homes are now air tight and surely fresh air would dilute any harmful airborne infections. Every year the winter fly dies away when people go outdoors, the present advice to stay indoors may be prolonging the virus.  Some old country people remark that the blind are leading the blind at present.

NOTICES EIRGRID COMMUNITY FUND: With Eirgrid having to cancel the fund launch evening on 4th March and no subsequent meeting arranged. There is no information as to how things are progressing.  Due to the current C19 crisis and the subsequent lockdown, groups and organisations may be experiencing difficulties in getting quotes and advice they deem suitable for the Eirgrid Community Fund with a value of €205,000.  Groups interested should contact Catherine Scully from Secad on 087/3523421 or on email at [email protected]  The expiry date was named at 15th May if that still stands or not is not clear.

TRÓCAIRE: This week every year you would be returning your Trócaire boxes.  Trócaire have been in touch saying that boxes will be returned at a date yet to be announced after this crisis has ended.  If you can, please donate online or over the phone.  Donations can be made online at

A number of Trócaire boxes have already been handed in and we will hold them for the moment.

HELP: If you need shopping or messages, contact Abbeyfeale Community Council on 068 31169/068 32080/ 087 7571144 any day between 9-5pm.


EASTER CEREMONIES FROM ABBEYFEALE:  Holy Saturday Mass at 9pm.  Easter Sunday Masses at 10am and 12 noon on church services tv.  Mass from Abbeyfeale on WL102fm at 10am Easter Sunday.  Holy Saturday Vigil Mass at 10pm on RTE 2.


DIVINE MERCY NOVENA:  The Divine Mercy novena will take place at Mass each day in Abbeyfeale and will conclude at 12 noon Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 19.  It will be broadcast on church services tv/church/Ireland/Abbeyfeale.

CHURCH SERVICES:  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. West Limerick 102fm will broadcast Mass on Sunday morning from Abbeyfeale at 10am.   Radio Kerry will also broadcast Mass on Sunday morning during the Horizons religious programme at 9am (Mass will be at 9.30am). On Sunday mornings RTE 1 broadcast either Mass or Christian worship prayer at 11am . If you have Sky or one of the other TV packages, check out EWTN Catholic religious station for broadcast Masses and prayers. On the RTE Saorview channels, if you keep moving up through the tv channels you get to the radio channels coming through the TV, and on them there is Saroview channel 210 that broadcasts Radio Maria Ireland – a  station with Mass, Rosary, prayers and conversations on religious topics.

LIMERICK; Holy Week services live from St. John’s Cathedral celebrated by Bishop Leahy.

FLEADH: The Limerick Fleadh Cheoil  2020 due to be held in Athea over the June bank holiday has been cancelled.

VISORS: Two Limerick teachers are making for front-line staff in the fight against Covid-19. James Browne and Tom Jones who are technology teachers at Villiers School in the North Circular Road, are making visors, which are being donated to healthcare workers. You can make your own visor from a two litre soft drink bottle, see youtube for instructions.

FARMERS are being forced to stock land  with cattle at this time in order to comply with grant regulations, where are our TDs and farm representatives.

ALBUM: The Dubliners legend John Sheahan is to release his debut solo album, Flirting Fiddles, on Friday April 17.

HELPLINES:  Men suffering domestic abuse, operates 36 hours a week on 1800816588. 24 hour helplines for women suffering domestic abuse 1800 341900 or Adapt 1800 200504.  Limerick Social Services:  061-314111.    AA    061/311222 Al-Anon 086/8143425. Parent Support worker 068/31019.  Accord NCW 069/61000.   Samaritans Freephone 116123 or text 087/2609090 or email [email protected] Aware (Depression & Anxiety) 1980 303 302 National Suicide Helpline (Pieta House) 1800 247 247 Irish Advocacy Network (Peer advocacy in mental health) 01 872 8684 Pieta House (Suicide & self-harm) 01 623 5606 IACP (Counselling & Psychotherapy) 01 230 3536 Shine: (Supporting people affected by mental ill health) 01 860 1620 061 – 412111 or Free phone 1850609090 A.A. 061-311222.  Al-Anon 086-8143425 Bereavement Support: 068 / 31203    068/ 31262    068/51984    St Vincent De Paul    Tel 087/1213560 .  Counselling Appointment    061/314213.  ALONE; has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary.  The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Hours may be extended to meet the demand.

CITIZENS INFORMATION:  are open for phone and e-mail queries. Phone Kerry 0761 07 7860 or  email  [email protected].  10 am  to  4pm Monday to Friday. National phone service 0761 07 4000 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday.

DARKNESS into Light the annual fundraising event for  Pieta House, has been postponed  until the autumn due to COVID-19. People who had planned to do the walk on May 9, are asked to register and donate to Pieta. For more information or to donate visit

THOUGHT: The world contains only one thing that is truly novel: forgiveness. And this is the message of the resurrection. Everything else is like the words of an old song repeating itself endlessly over and over again. There is normally only one song that gets sung: the song of betrayal, hurt, resentment, and non-forgiveness. That pattern never changes. There is an unbroken chain of unforgiveness, resentment, and anger stretching back to Adam and Eve.

We are all part of that chain. Everyone is wounded and everyone wounds. Everyone sins and everyone is sinned against. Everyone needs to forgive and everyone needs to be forgiven.

—from the book The Passion and the Cross by Ronald Rolheiser

CANCER: The Irish Cancer Society’s Cancer Nurseline is also open seven days a week for anyone worried by cancer who would like to speak with a Cancer Nurse. You can call Freephone 1800 200 700 or log on to

Facts & Figures

Overall 15% or 3 in every 20 cancers during 2010-2014 were diagnosed via emergency presentation including pancreas (34%), lung (26%), ovary (24%), colon (22%), lymphoma (17%) and oesophagus (17%). NCRI report commissioned by the Irish Cancer Society published December 2017

There are more than 200 different types of cancer.

CITIZENS INFORMATION:  are open for phone and e-mail queries. Phone Kerry 0761 07 7860 or  email  [email protected].  10 am  to  4pm Monday to Friday. National phone service 0761 07 4000 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday.

FOOD Festival; Entries for Blas na hÉireann 2020 received online between 17th March and 8th of April are at the discounted early bird fee of €60 per entry (ex VAT). The full entry fee, applicable from 9th April to 25th May is €75 per entry (ex VAT).

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PAPERS: LC 1825-7-09     NPS.      CONWAY James               . A man named James CONWAY was murdered within a few miles of Listowel, on Monday, for simply driving his cow into a field where a bull was at pasture; the owners perceiving he wanted to have the benefit of the animal, without their permission, set upon him and beat him so unmercifully that death was the immediate consequence. Two of the assailants, William DOOLAN and Michael DOOLAN, were committed to Tralee Gaol the next day, for murder.


LC 1824 -3-10      NPS- CONNELL Margaret – James LYSAGHT, the principal in the abduction of Margaret CONNELL, of Ballyvoulane, was arrested in London, on Friday, under warrant of the Police Magistrate, and is on his way to be tried at the ensuing assizes of the County of Limerick.


LC-1827-3-21      NPS;      MOLONY John- ASSIZES INTELLIGENCE.


Dominick Joyce, Patrick Molony, and John Molony, were indicted for the abduction of Ellen Mangane, with intent that Thomas Joyce forcibly marry the said Ellen Mangane—and also for stealing 30s, the property of Thomas Mangane.

Thomas Mangane proved that his house was broken into on the night of the 16th of January last, by an armed party, his niece forcibly taken away out of her bed, and one of his drawers broken and a thirty shilling bank note taken there out; Patrick Molony missed fire at him with a pistol, identified him and Dominick Joyce ; the girl was not more than six it teen years’ old, and is since well married.

Margaret Mangane confirmed the evidence of her husband, and identified John Molony; Ellen Mangane alias Real, a very comely and interesting young woman, corroborated the testimony of her relations; she was carried off from her bed by Thomas Joyce, who is not taken, and others whom she did not know; did not see Dominick Joyce or John MoIony, among the party.

Thomas Butler, Policeman, proved seeing Patrick Molony at his house in bed the night of the outrage. The prisoners received a good distract for sobriety and industry and the Jury acquitted them.


GA -1819-3-09.  NPS;      MOLONY James                Esq- His Excellency the Marquis Hastings, Gov. Gen. of India has appointed Charles A MOLONEY Esq. chief commissioner and manager of several provinces lately ceded in India, to the British Government; this young gentleman is second son of James MOLONY, Esq of Kilcannon, co Clare: this important and dignified situation has been given to him in the most handsome and gracious manner, as a reward of his most extensive talents, and his intimate knowledge of the Persian language


PLAGUE: From Samuel Pepys’ diary of 16 August, 1665, the year of the Great Plague:

Thence to the [Royal] Exchange, which I have not been [to in] a great while.  But Lord, how sad a sight it is to see the streets empty of people, and very few upon the Change – jealous of every door that one sees shut up, lest it should be the plague – and about us, two shops in three, if not more, generally shut up


Another excerpt from the great Samuel, 3 September 1660:


Up, and put on my coloured silk suit, very fine, and my new periwigg, bought a good while since, but darst not wear it because the plague was in Westminster when I bought it.  And it is a wonder what will be the fashion after the plague is done as to periwiggs, for nobody will dare to buy any haire for fear of the infection – that it had been cut off the heads of people dead of the plague.

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