knockanuare notes August 12th 2018

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement on Monday 13th August. Music by Stevie Donegan, All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.

BEST WISHES to Deirdre Moloney of Abbeyfeale and Ned Mahony of Tournafulla, who were married at Abbeyfeale Church on 4th August 2018. Best wishes also Tom Stack and Ashling Scanlon whose marriage ceremony was held in Duagh Church on 4th August 2018.

RAMBLING House at Knockalougha, Duagh on August 21st at 8.30pm.

THE LYONS OF DERRY GATHERING EXHIBITION. An exhibition of over 200 images and photographs which also feature in The Great Book of Lyons. At St John’s on 17th August 2018.

SEISIÚN shows is at the Devon Inn on Thursday nights for the month August starting at 8.30pm.

SYMPATHY: To Paddy O’Connor & Family, Kilbaha on the death of his mother Nell O’Connor, Lodge Cross, Causeway. Nell nee O’Leary was in her 101st year. Nell died on 6th August 2018, Predeceased by her husband Patrick. Mother of Breda (England), Eily (Causeway), Paddy (Moyvane), John (Causeway), Mick(Kilmoyley), Tom (Causeway) and Gerard (Causeway).

DEATH took place on 10th August 2018 of Pats (Senior) Carmody of Meen, Listowel, husband of the late Maud (nee Kissane). Survived by his sons Johnny, Rodger and Patrick, daughter Mairéad, daughters in law Valarie, Kathleen and Mary, grandchildren, brothers John and Michael, sisters Theresa, Helen and Bernie, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, and nieces.

DEATH has taken place of Fr. Noel Moran, Lahard, Beaufort, Killarney and formally of Brosna on Wednesday 8th August 2018. He was a former curate in Moyvane/ Knockanure Parish.

Kerryman, September 07, 1968; Fr. Thomas Noel Moran to be Curate in Moyvane. Kerryman Saturday, June 19, 1971; Curates transferred by His Lordship are: Rev. Bernard Fitzgerald from Killorglin to Moyvane; Rev. Noel Moran from, Moyvane to Killorglin.

DEATH has occurred of Sean Redmond of 12 Bruagh Na Gaile, Moyvane, and Naas, and late 117 The Park, Naas, Co. Kildare. Sean died on the 5th of August, 2018. Predeceased by his brother Shay. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his daughter Aoife, sons Fergus and Tom, and their mother Catherine, brother Joe, sisters Marie and Joan.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tom Begley, Georgie O’Connell, Brendan Daly, Tom Moloney, Sr. Rose Flynn, Mary Keane, Josie Loftus, Bridget Hayes, Jeff Eager, Sean Neligan, Sr. Kathleen O’Connell, Peg Keane, Geraldine Dillon, John Hudson, Sr. Patrick Tarrant, Brenda Daly, Tom Lyons, Mass Moyvane, Mon 13th at 7.30pm for Mossie O’Connor, Glin Road; Tues 14th at 7.30pm, Vigil – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ciss Dore, New Houses (Months Mind); Wed 15th at 11.00am, Holy Day of Obligation – for Parishioners; Sat 18th at 7.30pm for Seán & Stasia Neligan, Kilbaha and Sun 19th Mass at 11.00am for Jack Martin Mulvihill, Glenalappa.

Mass Knockanure Wed 15th at 7.30pm, Feast Day – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Special Intention – thanksgiving (please note time) and Sunday mass 19th at 10.00am for Holy Souls.

KNOCK bus on 16th August, details from 087 3966 399.

MEDJUGORJE Prayer Meeting in Listowel on 13th August at 7pm in Parish meeting Room.

ALL IRELAND Fleadh Drogheda from 12th to 19th August.

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE MEETING: Monday night August 13th in the Marian Hall at 8.30pm. The Committee would like to thank Fr. Kevin McNamara, Fr. Tom McMahon, Fr. Brendan O’Callaghan, Fr. Dan Aherne for concelebrating the three Masses. The Committee would also like to thank the following for providing car parking – Leo Finucane, Tom Moore, Seamus Clancy, Michael Brosnan, Aiden Stack. The Committee would also like to thank the Altar Servers, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, the Choir and the general public for their very generous contribution for the gate collection.

ALTAR SOCIETY: A very special word of thanks to all those in the Altar Society who look after the flower arranging in Moyvane Church. They cover all seasons and celebrations in our Church and indeed they excelled for our recent Ordination and First Mass of Fr. Seán Jones. This is a voluntary group and we are grateful to our dedicated group of parishioners who give their time and talents to this society. Olive Keane, Eileen Roche, Anne O’Flaherty, Marie Walsh, Mary Kearney, Ita O’Connell, Sharon Quinn, Marie Stack, Catherine Carmody and Madge Groarke. In Knockanure Church the flower arranging is done excellently by Margaret Carmody. If any parishioners wish to get involved in this Ministry see Eileen Collins in Moyvane Church and Margaret Carmody for Knockanure Church.

WISHING all who are celebrating their Leaving Cert results, a safe and enjoyable time.

OPENING Prayers and singing at the Cathedral in Killarney to coincide with World meeting of families in Dublin on 21st August at 6.15pm.

PHOENIX PARK. A bus will leave from Duagh on August 26th. To book a seat phone Paddy on 087221 3876.

SHANNON DROWNING – 125 years ago, seventeen (17) local people were lost in the ‘Shannon Drowning’ on the 15th August 1893 and we invite you to join us at the Memorial Plaza at12.30pm for a Service of Remembrance. Afterwards we will walk to Mulalley’s Berth to lay a wreath at the Memorial Stone. All are welcome.

VISITING CLERGY – the Bishop would like to invite Priests who are home for vacation and also Priests from abroad who have retired to live in Kerry, to join him for a meal on Thur. Aug. 16th at 6.30pm at the Parish Centre, the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney.

SHOWBANDS in Duagh on 30th August at the Leisure centre.

FRENCH Connection will be explored at St John’s on 14th August at 11am, details from 068 22566.

Wed 15th at St John’s, GOD HAS NO COUNTRY. Dublin based Killarney actor Donal Courtney’s play tells the story of Kerryman Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, his upbringing and education in Killarney and his defence of those suffering under the tyranny of the Fascists in Rome during The Second World War.

ROSARY: Street Rosary in honour of Our Lady of Fatima on Monday 13th August at 3.00pm, on Main Street, Killarney.

BOOKLET on Kerry Your Natural Escape now at library and Council Offices.

HERITAGE WEEK: National Heritage Week 18th-26th August. Historical Walk on Carrig Island, Ballylongford on Wed. 22nd Aug at 2pm. Conducted by Pádraig O Concubhair and Dr. Declan Downey. Assemble at Carrigafoyle car park. See details of many more events at library.

DANIEL O’CONNELL Summer School begins at Cahersiveen on 31st August 2018.

FEET: Chiropodist will be in attendance at the Parish Hall, Ballylongford from 9.30am on Mon. 20th Aug. Please call 087-7672172 for further details.

SHOWBANDS: Bringing Back the Showbands Concert returns to Duagh Sports & Leisure Complex on Thurs. 30th Aug. Appearing on the night will be Paddy Cole, Linda Martin, Ronan Collins, Shaun O’Dowd, The Conquerors, Keith & Lorraine. This is in memory of the late Fr. Pat Moore who was one the directors of the complex. A donation from each ticket will go toward the Kerry/Cork Health Link bus. Tickets are available from the following numbers. 087-2273755 or 087-2684540. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.30 start.

KNOCK: Grandparents Pilgrimage at Knock: O’Shea’s of Kerry will operate a coach to Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo on Sun. 9th Sept. Coach departs Killarney at 7am (Cathedral); Tralee at 7.30am (Bus Station); Listowel at 8am (The Square) and Abbeyfeale at 8.15am (The Church). Please contact 066-7180123 for further details.

ARDFERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Free Guided History Walk of Ardfert Village. Due to growing interest, further walks will take place on Thursday 16 & Thursday 23 August. Walks last approx 75 mins. Meet at the church car park at 8 pm. All welcome.

ROSE of Tralee Festival Exhibition Tralee Library Wednesday, 15 August – Friday, 31 August 2018 Launch: Saturday, 18 August 2018 Tralee Library Phone: 066 7121200

RELICS of St Theresa will be at Dominican Church Limerick on 18th August from 1pm to 5pm.

RAMBLING HOUSE: The monthly rambling house in Fr. Casey’s organised by Benny Thade McCarthy resumes on Monday, September 3 with proceeds to the Abbeyfeale Chernobyl Fund.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCING: A Tea Dance will be held at Fr Casey’s Abbeyfeale on Sunday, September 9 from 3 – 6pm.

ELEANOR MC EVOY IN CONCERT AT THE GLÓRACH: Eleanor McEvoy the Irish singer/songwriter who composed the song "Only A Woman’s Heart" will perform at the Glórach on Friday, August 31 at 8.30pm.

POPE: As part of Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland for the ninth World Meeting of Families this month, the Holy Father will join with recently engaged and married couples at Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Dublin on Saturday 24 August.

GRAVEYARD: First burials at Ahavoher; Patrick Fitzgerald, Shonagraga in 1961 aged 77; Daniel Stack, Tarbert 1961 aged 13 months; Nora Stack, Leitrim, 1962 aged 63; Eugene Flynn, Kilbaha, 1962 aged 77; William Walsh Ahalahana, 1962 aged 75; Margaret Shine, Moyvane, 1962 aged 70; Kathleen Buckley, Keylod, 1963 aged 20; John Nash, keylod, 1963 aged 50; Patrick Finucane Moyvane , 1963 aged 65; Michael Connell, Gortdromagowna, 1963 aged 79. For more see

DEATHS: The following is a list of those who have passed away 2018: Hannah Stack (nee Flaherty), Clounbrane. Denis (Denny) Mulvihill, Leitrim West. Mickey Joe Walsh, Leitrim Hill. Jerry Brosnan, Moyvane Village Kitty Normoyle, (nee Keane), Knockdown and Moyvane. Bernie O’Connor, Listowel and Keylod. Mary Sweeney, (nee Fitzmaurice), Rochdale and Coilagurteen. Teresa Kennelly, Listowel and Kilmorna. Martin Mulvihill, Nenagh and Glenalappa. Jim Fitzgerald, Aughrim. Timmy Kennelly, Charleville and Kilbaha. Michael Moloney, London and Keylod. Ciss Dore, New Houses. Hannah Ferguson (nee Enright) and her daughter, Bridget, London and New Houses. Nora Moore, (nee Flaherty) Kilmeaney and Tubbertoureen.

KNOCKANURE Churchyard; Inside those walls is the grave of famous local ballad composer and wit Paddy Drury (died 1945)


"Knockanure church may the heavens bless you,

That sweet place of rest where the dead do resort,

If you stand by its corner on a bright summer’s morning you will see ships sailing from many a port,

You will see Co. Clare and the hills back in Kerry,

The tide at Saleen as it rises and falls.

If you travelled the nation for a burying plantation,

Still Knockanure church in the pride of them all.

The church is just 400 feet above sea level.

Choir Knockanure Churchyard

FLEADH: How to get to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018. Drogheda is located 30 miles north of Dublin and 70 miles south of Belfast. Getting here is easy, as Drogheda is only 20 minutes from Dublin airport and just 1.5 hours from Belfast. A first-class modern transport network linking Dublin with Belfast passes directly through Drogheda. Getting here by car, bus or train is easy. The towns strategic location just off the M1 and its first class public transport links make it the perfect location for visitors to travel to with ease.

MUSIC: One of the most iconic Jewish figures of the 20th century, Leonard Bernstein was born August 25, 1918, in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He died in 1990, his legacy— inspiring thousands of young musicians around the world.

WMOF 2018; Families from 116 countries are set to be entertained at the WMOF2018 Festival of Families event in the presence of Pope Francis. Some of the artists who will line out in Croke Park on Saturday 25 August. The line-up includes a cast of thousands and features community based artists as well as some well-known local and international, The Priests, The Holy Family Deaf Choir and Deaftones, Celine Byrne, Paddy Moloney, Bridgie and Missy Collins and Moya Brennan.

As well as these artists the cast for the Festival of Families will include an orchestra in excess of 50 musicians; over 700 Irish, Sean Nós and contemporary dancers, including 500 from Irish dance schools across the country; a 1,000 strong choir; 100 community groups, and 300 flag bearers.

Pope Francis will make a pastoral visit to Ireland for the 9th World Meeting of Families which is taking place in Dublin from 21 – 26 August. In addition to the Festival of Families the WMOF2018 has at its heart the following key moments:

A National Opening of World Meeting of Families which will take place simultaneously in the twenty-six dioceses on the island of Ireland on Tuesday 21 August;

A three-day Pastoral Congress which will take place in the RDS, Dublin from 22-24 August and will include entail a joyful and reflective programme of workshops, talks and discussions centred on the theme: “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”. The Congress will also offer an engaging programme for young people to include faith and fun activities for children;

A visit to Knock Shrine, Ireland’s National Marian Shrine, where he will pray for families and for the World Meeting of Families on Sunday 26 August;

The Closing Mass for WMOF2018 which will involve 500,000 pilgrims from Ireland and around the world in the Phoenix Park, Dublin on Sunday 26 August.

More from email to [email protected]

World Meeting of Families 2018: Brenda Drumm 00 353 (0) 87 310 4444 and Sinéad Brennan 00 353 (0) 1 567 6844.


Irish Press 1931-1995, Tuesday, 13 February, 1934; Page: 5

KERRY EXILE PRIEST DEAD; The death has occurred at San Francisco, California, of Rev. James Buckley, who was born in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry, ordained at Carlow, and went to California in 1915. The following Kerry priests assisted at the funeral: Rev. P." Pierce, Rev. R. O’Shea, Rev. J. O’Shea, Rev. C. O’Mahony, and Rev T. Lynch. Father Buckley was a son of the late Mr. and, Mrs. Buckley, N.T.s, Rahavanig, Ballybunion.

Irish Examiner 1841-1989, Saturday, 13 August, 1938; Page: 11

NEWLY ORDAINED. Kerry Priest Leaves for American. Mission.

Rev. Myles Kearney, ordained in June last for the American Mission, left his native Newtownsandes, North Kerry, yesterday, en route for Cheyenne, Wyoming, where he will take up his sacred duties.

Irish Independent 1905-current, Wednesday, 29 March, 1939; Page: 3

Kerry Priest Ordained in U.S.A.

Rev. James Francis Cunningham, a native of Newtownsandes. Co. Kerry, and a brother of Mrs. Mary Dalton merchant, Glin. was ordained by Most Rev Dr Rummel, Archbishop of New Orleans. He studied at Mount Melleray. St. John’s College, Waterford, and Notre Dame, New Orleans.

Irish Examiner 1841-1989, Friday, 30 June, 1944; Page: 3


Daniel D. Griffin, of Gortnaloon. Glencar, Co. Kerry, was raised to the priesthood; at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth by the Most Rev. Dr. John Charles McQuaid, Archbishop of Dublin

Fr Griffin read a very brilliant collegiate career beginning with St. Brendan’s Seminary in Killarney, he went on to St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and later to the National University, where he took his B.A. Degree. He will go abroad for a short, time, and return later to labour in his native Diocese of Kerry. Fr Griffin celebrated his first mass in Glencar church and imparted his first blessing to his friends and neighbours.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, 27 July, 1946; Page: 16

Kerry Man Ordained In Kansas

Rev. Ml Francis Kennelly, son of Mr. and Mrs Ty Kennelly of Kilbaha, Moyvane. Co. Kerry, was ordained at St. Mary’s College, Kansas. Fr. Kennelly received his early education at Moyvane National School and was pupil of Miss Shine and the late Mr. T O Connell and Mr. Ty. Buckley another brother is Rev. Wm. L Kennelly. Annunciation Church, Houston. Texas. Attending the ordination ceremonies were Very Rev. Frances j O’Connell, Des Moines. Iowa, a native of Listowel; Fr. Tom McElligott, ST.D . a native of Moyvane and several relatives from Kerry.

Strabane Chronicle 1908-1978, Saturday, 18 June, 1955; Page: 6

Great welcome for young Co. Kerry Priest

ONE of the largest gatherings of people to come together for a long time assembled at Annaghry on Wednesday evening last week to welcome Rev. Cornelius O’Keeffe from County Kerry, ordained the previous Sunday. Archers and banners of welcome were erected at several points along the road leading from Croty to Annagry. The Annagry Fianna Fail Band, under Mr. William Forker, who were specially augmented by members of the A.O.H Band, under Mr Anthony McGinley, headed a torchlight procession, which escorted the young priest to the home of his aunt, Mrs. Grace McBride.

On arrival, Fr. O’Keeffe was warmly welcomed by Mr Brian O’Donnell, P.C, Ranafast, and Mr Jack McCloskey, Annagry, on behalf of the people of the parish.

Fr. O’Keeffe, replying, thanked the gathering for the warmth of the welcome they had accorded him. He knew, he said, that it was not on his own behalf that the reception had been given, but to the priesthood.

On Thursday, the Feast of Corpus Christi, the young priest celebrated Mass at 11 o’clock in St. Mary’s Church, and imparted his blessing to all present individually

Fr. O’Keeffe was accompanied from his Kerry home to Donegal by his father and mother; his father is a native of Co. Kerry and his mother is, native of Derrynamansher, being the eldest daughter of the late Mary and Conall Gillespie. He is also a nephew of Messrs. Daniel and Edward Gillespie, garage proprietors, Annagry. In his student days he came to Derrynamansher when on vacation and speaks Gaelic fluently.

Puck Fair Killorglin August 2018

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