knockanuare notes-FEB 21ST 2020

GREAT that Fr. Kevin is inspiring local youths to develop their talents to paint items for display at the Presbytery gate. It will be remembered in time to come, some new artist may thrive on the opportunity to display their work.

GOOD NEWS, funding has been procured to upgrade the water pipes in the Knockanure district.

ON-LINE: Adoration Initiative for LENT- REGISTER and commit to that hour, TEXT FIDELMA at 086 – 2603421 the following information:

SATIONS OF THE CROSS: will be aired on the Radio 99.9fm every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 4pm. The Stations are on the Radio only, so you can listen from your own homes.

PADRE Pio March Devotions in Castleisland on Tuesday 23rd March at 7.30pm. Witness will be given by Mike O’Mahony from Ardfert. A journey from Alcohol 24/7 to a pathway of recovery and living for

one day at a time.

NIARON LTD: will commence jointing works outside the Creamery in Moyvane village on Monday the 22nd 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.

ONCE OFF MUGS: Through the sale and donations received from this fundraiser for both Churches in the Parish over the past week we have banked €2,175 bringing the total to date €4,075. Mugs are still available from Holly’s, the Parish Office and after weekend Masses. Very many thanks for your great generosity.

SYMPATHY: To the Stack Family, Upper Aughrim & to Fr. Jim Finan and the Finan family, Carrowcorragh, Lavagh, Co. Sligo on the death of Fr. Joe Finan (brother to the late Mary Stack). Fr. Joe served in the Diocese of Leeds.

DEATH of Bridie McElligott (née Moore), Tournageehy, Listowel and late of Glenalappa, Moyvane on February 17th, 2021, at Tournageehy, Listowel, in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband Tim. Sadly missed by her sons Tom and Denis, daughter Lelia (Blake), grandchildren Laura, Peter, Ronan, Daniel and Ellen, son-in-law Tony, daughter-in-law Sue and also Marian, sister-in-law Helen (McElligott), nephews, and nieces.

DEATH on 15th February 2021 of Betty McCarthy (née (Bess) O’Connell) of Love Lane & Main Street, Charleville, and late of Moyvane. Wife of the late Patrick, sister of the late Maighread, Kitty, Maisie, Jo, Anna and Maurice. Mother-in-law of the late Siobhan. Survived by her children Dan, Helen, Mary & Lisa, sister Dympna, brothers-in-law Monsignor Justin Mac Carthy & Louis O’Reilly, sister-in-law Marjorie, sons-in-law John, Brian & Edmond, nieces, nephews, grand-children Daniel, Kilian, Evan, Rachel, Emer, Sinead, Orla & Doireann.

DEATH has occurred of Tom Kennelly of Templeathea East, Athea, formerly of Ardagh on 17th February 2021. Predeceased by his parents Ellen & John Kennelly (Ardagh), and cousin Mike Enright of Athea.

ANNIVERSARIES: Maggie Moore, Catherine O’Sullivan, Bridie Stackpoole, Eileen McGrath, Mary Ellen Buckley, Tim Quaide, Richard Brosnan, Dan Hanrahan, Sr. Joan Mulvihill, Mary O’Connell, John Morgan, Michael Kevin O’Connor, Tom Barton, Joan Scanlon, Nora Hurley, Gerry Brosnan, Jack Flavin, John Behan, Nora Mary King, Mass at Moyvane on radio; Sat 20th at 7.30pm for Ellen & Tom Culhane, Marian Place, Glin (Anni) (parents of Marian Quinn, Woodgrove); Sun 21st at 11.00am for Henry & Bridie Stackpoole, Aughrim (Anni) & deceased of the Stackpoole & Meade families; Mon 22nd at 7.30pm for Bernie Walsh, Moyvane North (Months Mind); Tues 23rd at 7.30pm for Deceased members of the Gould family, Pilgrim Hill especially John, Julia & Ellen; Wed 24th at 7.30pm for Richie Brosnan, Coilagurteen (Anni); Thurs 25th at 7.30pm Mass of thanksgiving for family, neighbours & wide circle of friends who supported Dermot Gallagher on the sudden death of his loving wife Kathleen, Askeaton; Fri 26th at 7.30pm for Bernadette O’Sullivan, Aughrim (Anni) her parents Paddy & Bridget, her brother John Joe Hanrahan & James & Betty O’Sullivan; Sat 27th at 7.30pm for Jerry Brosnan, The Village (Anni), and mass on Sun 28th at 11.00am for Mary Stack, Upper Aughrim (Months Mind).

Mass Knockanure; Sun 21st at 9.30am for Patrick & Mary Kennelly, Gortdromagouna (Anni), and Mass on Sun 28th at 9.30am for Hannah Keane, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (1st Anni)

TRÓCAIRE BOXES: for those who wish to take them are available in the Churches. If you wish to contribute directly to Trócaire, you can do so on www.tró

WTO: Christian leaders in Nigeria have hailed the appointment of their compatriot, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the new Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

LEAVING great to see that students can now strive to achieve their best for their cert.

Few people remember 50 years ago adults, holding down a job, sat their Leaving Cert, with help from Teachers at the Tech and tuition for a few hours a week from the Nuns.

REMEMBERING those who have died due to Corona Virus on 3rd March. Masses in Ireland today, pray for and remember all who have died as a result of the Corona virus. Sadly, over 770,000 have died in Europe.

BOOKLET: Copies of the 2021 Lenten edition of “Walk With Me” are available. The reflections are inspired by Pope Francis’ latest encyclical or letter “Fratelli tutti” and his new book “Let Us Dream”, both of which were published late last year and written as a response to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

DIVINE Mercy Conference. The Annual National Divine Mercy Conference, the weekend of 19 – 21st February, will be virtual this year, via their website and Radio Maria.

PARENTS: Online Pre-Sacramental Preparation talk for Parents: First Communion – Journeying with your child is on Tuesday 23rd Feb at 7pm. Register online @ or email [email protected] for details.


at 8 p.m. via Zoom. Contact: [email protected] to register and for Zoom Link.

NIGHT OF SONGS AND MUSIC TO LIFT THE SPIRIT’ –a concert in St Mary’s Cathedral featuring singers Lillie & Jean Foley, pianist Noel O’Sullivan & violinist Olwyn Trant on Wednesday 24th February 2021 at 8pm.The concert will be held behind closed doors but on the webcam, live-streamed from,

KNOCK SHRINE ONLINE LENTEN LECTURES: Knock Shrine will host a series of online discussions to help engage Christians during Lent.

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT – 21ST FEB 2021 “Jesus went into Galilee. There he proclaimed the Good News from God” (Mk 1: 12) Is He asking you to follow Him by proclaiming the Good News to the people in your Diocese as a priest, a deacon or in the consecrated life? Speak to your local priest or Diocesan Vocations Director, or email the National Vocations Office: email: [email protected]

RECOVERY Haven Cancer Support House operates through Level 5. As we are in an extended period of lockdown and restrictions, people are understandably incredibly anxious, worried and finding it more difficult to cope. This is particularly true for the more vulnerable in society – among them, cancer patients, their families and carers. At Recovery Haven Kerry, we want to reassure you that we are still here for you. While taking every precaution advised, we are here to offer emotional support and practical help to those affected by cancer, their families or carers. While much of our group and therapy work is currently on hold due to Covid 19, we are still offering phone support, counselling and a range of online classes – Stretch and balance, yoga, pilates, stress management, mindfulness, look good feel better programme, men’s support group and Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House will have a 6 week Thriving and Surviving course online via Zoom commencing in March, (date to be considered) from 10.30 am to 1 pm. The course is to help support people recovering after cancer treatment. If you are interested or would like to know more about this course, then please contact Reception on 066 7192122

ALONE manage 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 seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

IFA: The Tánaiste is to address the Kerry IFA AGM. Leo Varadkar will also hear concerns from farmers in the county at the online meeting. Nominations closed for the next Kerry IFA Chair, Vice Chair and PRO. After the candidates are announced at the AGM a postal vote will be held.

COAL and TURF: Minister Eamon Ryan has launched a public consultation to get people’s views on proposals for strict new regulations on the burning of solid fuels.

Make submissions by email to: [email protected] or in writing to: Solid Fuel Regulations Consultation Air Quality Division, Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, Newtown Road, Wexford. If submissions are shorter, they can be submitted via an online questionnaire at\cleanair. The closing date for the public consultation is April 2nd at 5.30pm.

POETS: Five Kerry poets were among the artists to take part in the 15 hour-long readings in the recent Crossways Festival. Poets Nuala Ní Dhómhnaill, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, Pádraig Mac Fhearghusa, Simon Ó Faoláin, and Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin were the Kerry delegation.


Knockanure and Moyvane old events.


Good Times in the Past

Moyvane community Centre occasion


YOUTH: Cruinniú na nÓg is Ireland’s national day of free creativity for children and young people on Saturday June 12th. Kerry County Council’s Arts Office is looking for feedback from children and young people about what they would like see in this year’s programme.


WEATHER: “We used to not worry too much about such extreme cold weather in places like Texas, but we probably need to get ready for more in the future,” Le Xie said. With climate change, he said, “We’re going to have more extreme weather conditions throughout the country.”

Here in Ireland weather has turned mild and many shrubs are beginning to sprout. Even a plum tree is flowering.

SALT: Everyone knows that salty foods make you thirsty. But according to new research, when people increase their sodium intake long-term, they actually drink less water. And that’s not the study’s only surprising finding: High sodium levels also increase feelings of hunger, the authors say, which may suggest that high-salt diets contribute to weight gain.

Experts say this counterintuitive discovery—that dietary salt boosts appetite but decreases thirst—upends more than 100 years of conventional scientific wisdom. The findings are published this week as a set of two papers in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

POPE; “To experience Lent with love means caring for those who suffer or feel abandoned and fearful because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In these days of deep uncertainty about the future, let us keep in mind the Lord’s word to his Servant, ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you’ (Isaiah 43:1). In our charity, may we speak words of reassurance and help others to realize that God loves them as sons and daughters,” Pope Francis wrote in the message published Feb. 12.

The pope emphasized that even a small amount of almsgiving when offered with “joy and simplicity” can multiply, as did “the loaves blessed, broken and given by Jesus to the disciples to distribute to the crowd.”

“Love is a gift that gives meaning to our lives. It enables us to view those in need as members of our own family, as friends, brothers or sisters. A small amount, if given with love, never ends, but becomes a source of life and happiness,” he said.–tVypgJEsH1mso_rldEQ44BZSDayi-1w8irGe0kN3YZj5r0AzGnbVcf-m0tcnKlG7W34KGb_8G46VmHZP9HtYNpMxG3A&utm_content=110927137&utm_source=hs_email

We all make many decisions every single day. From little ones like what to eat for breakfast, to big ones like whether to take a new job. Given how regularly we’re deciding, we certainly have a vested interest in getting better at this skill. But how do we do so? How can we get better at making big choices, and spend less time dithering over the insignificant minutiae that often overwhelms our mental bandwidth? And why didn’t anyone teach us how to do this stuff to begin with?

Podcast #685: How to Decide

6 Ways to Carry On in Our Current Crisis

COMMENTARY: So many are asking, ‘What do we do now?’ Here is my humble plan.

CROSBIE; I had been puzzling about what Francis might have been doing before his first recorded appearance in Ireland at age 35. It was easy to assume that he participated in Henry VIII’s campaigns in France or Scotland in the early 1840s. But there appears to have been a lull in hostilities between England, Scotland and France from when Francis was in his late teens until about 1542. So opportunities for military service were limited. Except, of course, in Ireland, where Francis’s uncle Thomas was enforcing the dissolution of the monasteries. Is it possible that Francis accompanied his uncle? More at Frank Parker’s author site- A Septuagenarian’s ramblings


Onto the scene, now, enter two men of disputed origin, Patrick Crosbie and his son Pierce. Not to be confused with Francis Cosby and his descendants, this family claimed descent from English gentry in the district of Great Crosbie in Lancashire. Most sources, however, suggest they were in fact from the MacCrossan family, hereditory bards to the O’Moores.

They were granted land at Ballyfin in the north of County Laois in return for informing on the activities of the septs. Later they acquired land at Tarbert in County Kerry. It seems they offered to assist with the removal of the septs from Laois, suggesting to the Lord Deputy that the septs be allowed to lease the Crosbies’ Tarbert acres.


CHINA: “Reflecting upon the deep pain of Jewish persecution throughout the ages, I feel compelled to speak out,” Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis wrote in a Dec. 15 op-ed in The Guardian titled “As chief rabbi, I can no longer remain silent about the plight of the Uighurs.”


WRITERS: Edna O’Brien Young Writers Bursary 2021

Are you between 15 and 17 years old and would you love to be a writer some day? Or, are you already one?

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).


The link is

Money go to Suranam in India. Yours in De La Salle. Br Thomas Walsh. 0863453092.


“One of the things the Bible can do is say this story is bigger than 2021, bigger than 2020, bigger than America,” Father Mike said. “This story is bigger than a pandemic and you’re part of this story.”

It’s a story the two Minnesotans are committed to share, every day, until the end of Revelation on Dec. 31.


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