knockanuare notes-feb 14th

MUGS; There has been a big uptake on them since last Wednesday.  The remaining ones can be got in Hollys, Parish Office or after Masses this weekend (provided we still have some of them).  When they are gone that’s the end of them.   This is a fund raiser for both Churches.  Very many thanks to those who have made donations to off set the expense of getting them printed.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL COMMITTEE: would like to thank everybody who contributed to their recent collection.  They would like to especially thank the local businesses who held buckets in respect of Moyvane/Knockanure St. Vincent de Paul.  They appreciate all that everyone did to help make this successful. Sincere thank you to each and everyone of you who donated to this worthy cause.  If you find that you may need assistance from St. Vincent de Paul please drop a sealed envelope with your name and address into the post box at the Presbytery door (marked SVP) and Fr. Kevin will pass it on.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Marking our season of Lent, a short Stations of the Cross-Prayer Service will take place each Friday morning in Listowel after the Friday morning 10.30 a.m. mass.

ASH WEDNESDAY:  A day of Fast & Abstinence (start of Lent) Blessed Ashes will be available in both Churches to take home.

SYMPATHY: To Kate & Brian O’Connor, The Village on the death of Kate’s dad Jerry Cadogan, Drimoleague, Cork whose funeral took place recently.  To the Bon Secours Sisters, Cork City on the death of Sr. Gregory Hennessy, formally of Barefield, Co Clare.

DEATH of Mary Clancy (nee Goulding) of New St. Abbeyfeale and formerly of Knockanure, who passed away on Tuesday 9th February 2021. Mary, wife of the late Neily and mother of daughters Jean (Meaney) and Elena. Sadly missed by her brothers Christy (Knockanure), Michael (Newcastlewest) and sister Patricia Danaher (Loughill). Predeceased by her brother Joe Goulding (Boston) and her sister Sr. Elena Goulding (Pennsylvania). Deeply regretted by her son in law Sean, cherished grandchildren Jennifer and Shane and great-granddaughter Sadie, sisters in law Kathleen and Sally, nieces, nephews, relatives, wonderful neighbours, friends and especially her dear friend and neighbour Nell of Abbeyfeale.

DEATH of Margaret O’Donoghue (née Cronin) of Keale, Athea, Limerick, & late of Knockalougha, Duagh. At her home in her 99th year surrounded by her loving family on 5th February 2021.

Predeceased by her husband Timothy, daughter Margaret & son-in-law Gerard Slowey.

Survived by her family, sons Denis (Athea), Michael (Templeglantine) & Patrick (Athea), daughters Theresa (Clare), Mary (England), Eileen (Mountcollins) & Christina (Athea), brother John Paul, daughters-in-law Ita & Mary, sons-in-law Mick, Billy & Patrick, 19 grandchildren, 19 great grand-children, nephews, and nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: Peggy Gordon, Patrick Roche, Bernadette Cudlipp, Mons Tim Harnett, Br. Clement McCarthy, Phyllis O’Donoghue, Joe Mackessy, Eileen Larkin, Dan green,  Sean Og O’Ceallachain, Seamus McDermott, Sr. Berchmans Murphy, Johanna Dell, Paudeen Moloney, Elizabeth Sweeney, Maureen Lyons, Tom Relihan, Sr. Baptist Kirby, Sr. Finian Kearney, Emmet Leahy, Joan Furlong, Ella Ahern, Carmel Hynes, Kathleen Flavin, Bridget Softley, Patrick J Flavin. Mass Moyvane; Sat 13th at 7.30pm for Denis Murphy, Ballyphehane, Cork (Anni); Sun 14th at 11.00am for Dick Cunningham, Kilbaha (Months Mind), Donal Cunningham, Kilbaha (Anni), his sister Breda & Andy Thomas; Mon 15th at 7.30pm for Fr. Michael Hanrahan, Kilbaha (Anni); Tues 16th at 7.30pm for Sr. Gregory Hennessy, Bon Secours Convent, Cork (Rec Dec); Wed 17th at 7.30pm ASH WEDNESDAY:  A day of Fast & Abstinence (start of Lent) Blessed Ashes will be available in both Churches to take home.  Jim Normoyle, Kanturk & l/o Glin (Rec Dec) (brother of Bridget Kiely, Moyvane North); Thurs 18th at 7.30pm for Brenda Dineen, Lenamore, Ballylongford (Rec Dec) (niece of Noreen Roche, Ahalahana);

Fri 19th at 7.30pm for Dick Stack, Moyvane South (Anni);  Sat 20th at 7.30pm for Ellen & Tom Culhane, Marian Place, Glin (Anni) (parents of Marian Quinn, Woodgrove), and Mass on Sun 21st  at 11.00am for Henry & Bridie Stackpoole, Aughrim (Anni) & deceased of the Stackpoole & Meade families.

Mass Knockanure; Sun 14th at  9.30am for Nora Gould, Pilgrim Hill (Rec Dec), and Mass on Sun 21st  at 9.30am for Patrick & Mary Kennelly, Gortdromagouna (Anni).

TRIBUTE to Mary O’Carroll;  

VALENTINE’S Day, if you’re stuck wondering what to buy or make for that special someone, — how about writing a personalized romantic love poem. St. Augustine once said “One loving heart sets another on fire”.  This Sunday we have a great opportunity to be kind and loving to each other.

MARGO Celebrated her 70th birthday recently.

FOUND: Bronze Medal was found in a house in Athea recently. It is awarded by the Catholic Scouts of Ireland.

NIARON LTD:  will commence jointing works at a location 1km south of Knockanure Village on Monday the 15th of February. Works at this location will continue for approximately 4 weeks. A traffic light traffic management system will be in place for the duration of the works. The works are deemed essential by ESB. All works will be carried out in accordance HSE COVID 19 Guidelines. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused.

CITIZENS INFORMATION: Telephone Tralee Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm on  0761  07  7860  or  email [email protected] Providing  information  on Social Welfare, Health, Housing, Employment Rights, Family Matters, Income Support.

CANCER: Recovery Haven, the Cancer Support House in Tralee, are continuing to deliver care and emotional support during the pandemic. Contact them for help and a safe place to access information.

LEAVING Cert radio feature every week on Spin Ar Scoil.

BANNED, Turfcutting, harvesting peat, power stations and soon rural houses, is this the future.

TRÓCAIRE:   Please note that for this Lent, there will be no distribution of Trócaire Boxes in the Parish. Those of you who wish to contribute directly to Trócaire can do so by logging onto www.tró .We encourage Parishioners to collect for the St. Vincent de Paul Society within the Parish as this year’s Lenten alms giving.  Very many thanks.

EVENTS to mark the centenary of War of Independence ambushes in Kerry and Cork have had to be postponed.

RUNNING 100 miles in the month of February is the ambition of Abbeyfeale musician Donal Murphy, proceeds from run going to Pieta House.

RING of Kerry Charity Cycle cancelled the annual event contributed almost €17 million to over 160 charities over the past 37 years.

SIAMSA TIRE: exhibition showcases a diverse range of art forms developed by a group of women artists living and working in Kerry known as ‘INHOUSE’.  Group members include Margaret Kennedy, Noreen Breen, Jo Mc Elligot, Jacinta Scully-Usher, Catherine Pearson, and Susan Hitching. Following the exhibition launch, the group will work with the Siamsa Tíre team to share the exhibition and talk about their own experience as artists with secondary schools to help them meet elements of the Leaving Cert curriculum.

RECORDS; Extra records of, births, Deaths and marriages are available on line at Irish genealogy site.

CLASS: A new series of online physical education classes for primary school children in Kerry, is being launched under Kerry County Council’s ‘Keep Well Kerry’ initiative.  Children in classes from Junior Infants to 6th Class can log on Tuesdays and Thursdays for twenty minute sessions provided by a PE teacher.

TREE an addition to the Athea church yard – a monkey puzzle tree. The tree was donated by Gene & Noreen Brouder.

CLOSING: BorgWarner, which is based in Monavalley, to close they had 200 workers at one time.

BorgWarner has been in Tralee for 30 years.

COVID: Official Government statistics show that Castleisland, Tralee and Listowel make up the electoral areas with the 10 lowest infection rates of coronavirus per population in the country. The over 70s are expected to be vaccinated against Covid-19 by June. Home Care workers are being neglected, by the authorities in priority for vaccine.

GAA; There will be no matches or training until Easter at the earliest because of the COVID 19 crisis.

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TOASTMASTERS Listowel Meeting Times, Phone: 087 3361427.

NEED TO TALK – Help is a phone call away :

Samaritans – Free-phone 24/7 on 116 123 or Email [email protected]

Pieta House – Call 1800 247 247 or Email [email protected]

Childline – ISPCC  – Free-phone 24/7 on 1800 666 666 / Text “Talk” to 50101 or Go to

If you are in crisis please contact your local G.P. Out of hours, contact South Doc on 1850 335 999 or your nearest Emergency Department. For further information and a list of other supports please access : Tel : 1800 111 888 /

Issued by the HSE/Cork Kerry Community Healthcare.

WORKSHOPS: Online Workshop in Preparation for the season of Easter for Parish Cantors & Music Directors – Wednesday 24th February at 8 pm via Zoom.   The focus for the evening will be how to approach music and singing for the Easter ceremonies and the Easter season.  The workshop will be led by Tomás Kenny and Ailish Walsh (Director of Music, Castleisland Parish).   Please contact Tomás at [email protected] to register and for the zoom link.

Online Pre-Sacramental Preparation talks for Parents.  The Diocese of Kerry will be hosting two online events for parents whose child is going forward for the sacraments of First Holy Communion or Confirmation. Dr Dan O Connell will be presenting an online talk – First Communion – Journeying with your child – on Tuesday 23rd Feb at 7pm.  Dr Patricia Kieran will be presenting an online talk – Confirmation – Journeying with your child – on Tuesday 2nd March at 7pm.  Register online @   For further information contact: email [email protected]  or phone 064 6632644.

Due to GDPR protocol some churches have been instructed to disable the comment section on Mass Broadcasts.

DAY OF PRAYER FOR SURVIVORS OF ABUSE This year falls on Friday February 19th PRAYER OF ATONEMENT Lord, forgive us our many sins. We grieve and repent with all our hearts for having offended you, for our great failings and neglect of the young and vulnerable. We place all those who have been hurt by the Church in any way into your loving hands and under the protection of Our Blessed Mother. Lord, bring peace to their broken lives and show us all the way out of darkness and into the light of your Word. May we as the people of God be more fully human,  more fully Christ-like and more fully your people, that we may see the errors of the past and go forward with renewed hope and faith in Christ and in our Church. Amen

HEARTBEAT: HeartBeat nurse Anna will be on Zoom on Monday February 22nd 7.30pm for 8pm to talk about Heart Health items and to answer any questions or worries people may have in that area. Contact Billy at 085 1773 910 or emailing for the zoom details. For more information visit our website us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter:@kerryheartsIE

LOCK DOWN rules, no more than 20 people are allowed to attend a funeral in Scotland in person.

WEATHER reports are ignored by most people, because of the hype, by the forecasters.

POOR me is regular cant of some, older generation, observe that they outlast all their cohabitants.

PEACE: One of Mattie J.T. Stepanek’s most popular (and needed) poems. Mattie wrote this poem on September 11, 2001 as an international passage for peace.

Life and career

Matthew Stepanek was born on July 17, 1990. Stepanek’s parents divorced when he was a child.[2] He was raised in Upper Marlboro, Maryland and later lived in Rockville, Maryland.[3] His hero was former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who described Stepanek as “the most extraordinary person whom I have ever known”.[3][4][5][6]

Stepanek suffered from a rare disorder, dysautonomic mitochondrial myopathy. His three older siblings died from the same illness. The condition was unknown until his mother was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease in 1992, after all four of the children had been born.[2]

INDIA: Farming employs more than 50% of India’s workforce, 85% of whom own fewer than five acres of land. New laws farmers say will leave them at the mercy of corporations by taking away the safety net of guaranteed prices for certain crops and leave them at greater risk of losing their land.

SUDAN: My appeal to you is, please don’t leave South Sudan alone.

Ask your parishes to give this Lent. Tell them our story. Give us that blessing. We need your prayers. We need your support. It’s my cry to you.

This partnership here with Trócaire and Cafod, it goes beyond partnership. It is joining, holding our hands together. Staff are always on the frontlines. They leave their good life to walk with us through these minefields of South Sudan.

It is faith in action. I know this because I am also the beneficiary of support from the Catholic Church through Trócaire & Cafod.

I am a priest because of it. Because of the books, the chalks, the pens. People from Trócaire supported me to go to school. Supported me to study. Supported me even to travel to Maynooth, where I did my courses. Maybe the Lord called them to give this support.

So Please, I beg you to help South Sudan. Please fill your Trtócaire Boxes This Lent.

Father James Oyet, South Sudan.


POOR: In 2020, World Vision’s U.S. programs reached more than 10.3 million people with resources and support ranging from cucumbers to showers. When COVID-19 hit Los Angeles hard, Hollywood Adventist Church, Adventist Health, Kohler Co., and World Vision formed a partnership to provide showers in the church parking lot — via the KOHLER Relief Showering Trailer — to people experiencing homelessness. As many as 200 people come through each week to use the seven showers, equipped with donated personal care items for people to take with them.

BUNTING: The Festival enjoyed its inaugural celebration in 2018. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength building upon a growing comprehensive roster of stellar, world class musicians, guest scholars, film makers, authors and distinguished guest speakers both local and international.

GREENWAY PIONEERS OPPOSE NAME CHANGE:  The Great Southern Trail Ltd. (GST) voluntary group was formed about thirty years ago after Shannon Development had abandoned their visionary project designed to create Ireland’s first Greenway along 85km of the former Limerick to Tralee railway. Shannon Development bestowed the name ‘Great Southern Trail’ on the project to reflect the railway heritage. They engaged John Grimshaw of Bristol to survey the route and prepare a comprehensive study. John’s report was visionary and is available on

CASH-for-Residency; Known officially as the Immigrant Investment Programme (IIP), it was launched in 2012, encouraging foreigners to invest in Ireland. The applicant must have net worth of €2 million and be able to invest half of that in one of a number of specified Irish industries or charities (where the requirement is less). Since it was set up, 21 US citizens have taken up the scheme and a smaller number from Vietnam, Saudi Arabia and other countries. But the champions are the Chinese, who account for over 1000 of the 1166 successful applicants. The scheme offers residency rights but not citizenship rights.

MoLI is offering a five-day, immersive, blended learning programme to 15 lucky students around Ireland. The Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary will take place both online and onsite in MoLI from 19 to 23 July 2021 (subject to public health guidelines).


COVID Deaths;  — One in 73 haredi Orthodox Jews in Israel over the age of 65 has died of COVID in the past year — more than four times the number in the same cohort of the general population — according to a new report. When observant Jews drink or eat, they recite a blessing that includes the name of God before and after. Jewish law, states that in order to say God’s name, people should have their heads covered.

AMANDA Gorman is, without question, an impressive young woman. She is the first Youth Poet Laureate of the United States, and has read her poetry for a wide variety of audiences, ranging from the Library of Congress to MTV. What makes her success even more incredible is that she used poetry to overcome a difficult array of disabilities: a speech impediment, auditory processing disorder, and hypersensitivity to sound. She has been open about her struggle to speak, and caused the nation to fall in love with her when she spoke at Joe Biden’s inauguration. But this brilliant young poet is also an ardent supporter of abortion, and a pro-abortion poem she shared in 2019 is going viral again.



WAR COUPLE: This post was written in collaboration with Beth Fortson.

“I’d feel like a quitter if I left the service now.”

– Wren Josephine Mary Kennelly

This Valentine’s Day, the Still Picture Branch would like to share a photo story from the series 26-G. This series is the subject of one of our ongoing digitization projects and will soon be available to researchers everywhere through our online catalog. The photographs in 26-G come from the main historical file for the U.S. Coast Guard which heavily features photographs taken during WWII.

This photo story depicts the union of a couple in love – both serving their countries on active-duty. In the spring of 1945, Women’s Royal Navy Servicewoman Josephine Mary Kennelly, 19,  married American Coast Guardsman Dominick Andriacci, 29, in Liverpool, England. Both bride and groom would return to their duty stations soon after their wedding. Dominick would go back to his Coast Guard ship, and Josephine back to her role with the Women’s Royal Navy Service.



Squinting at his enemy’s face through a sniper scope, Kappler sees the laughter on the priest’s face and becomes so agitated (Plummer’s twitching face wordlessly conveys his murderous rage) that he tremblingly starts to finger the trigger, white line or no white line. But Msgr. O’Flaherty, though he can’t clearly see his opponent’s expression at that distance, appears to sense (perhaps warned by the Holy Spirit or his guardian angel) that he may be overplaying his hand and walks away.


That penultimate confrontation is among the film’s most cinematic moments — but the final encounter, dramatically shot in the Colosseum, is the most significant. On the brink of surrendering Rome to the Allies, terrified for wife and children, Kappler turns in desperation to his hated enemy, forcing himself to appeal to the very Christian principles he despises in the hope that Msgr. O’Flaherty will use his underground railroad to spirit his family out of Italy.


The priest’s Irish temper gets the better of him in the moment, leaving the Nazi officer shouting after him in despair that his faith means nothing after all — but in prison Kappler discovers, to his wonder, that his family has indeed been saved. Closing titles inform us that Kappler was visited regularly in prison by Msgr. O’Flaherty himself, who ultimately baptized his former enemy into the Catholic Church.



What’s happening in Kerry? Check out the venues listed

Siamsa Tire, National Folk Theatre of Ireland, Tralee  – (

St John’s Theatre & Arts Centre, Listowel – (

The Seanchaí, Kerry Literary and Cultural Centre, Listowel – (





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