Knockanuare Notes-March 22nd 2020


Please note that Fr. Kevin will continue to say Mass on his own each day, please keep in your prayers the following whose Masses will be offered this week: Bill Looney, Carrueragh & Birmingham (1st Anni) ; Danny & Nora Walsh, Moher (Anni); Eamon Sweeney, Woodgrove (Anni), his son Pat & Pat’s wife Anna Mai Michael, Anne & Denis Hanrahan, The Hill (Anni). the Parish Radio Link is out of commission in Knockanure, however, the Vigil Mass at 7.30pm and the 11am Mass in Moyvane will be available on the Radio Link. Mass on line daily at Listowel Parish site and Abbeyfeale parish site, stations in Abbeyfeale daily.

MASS: If you have relatives or neighbours who would like to participate in an online Mass, please offer to help them.


DEATH has taken place of Patsy Hayes, Clounbrane, Moyvane and late of Beale, Asdee, on the 14th March, 2020. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Anna B. Survived by  his wife Bríd, sons Thomas and Patrick, daughter Helen, grandchildren Dáire, Almha, Sean Óg, Aoife, Róisín and Brandon, brothers John and Thomas, sisters Kitty and Anna Mai, daughter-in-law Bernice, son-in-law Sean, brothers-in-law Denis, Pat Joe, Liam and Jim, sisters-in-law Catherine and Betty, nephews, and nieces. Funeral Mass celebrated at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on Wednesday 18th March, with burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Holly, Peg O’Mahony, Michael O’Connor, Hannah Moloney, Mairead O’Connor, Ellen O’Keeffe, Betty Murphy, Margaret O’Connor, Liam Keane Stack, Thomas O’Connell, Nora Walsh, Michael O’Keeffe, Richard Stack, Mary Bridget Crean, Mary Connellan, Maureen O’Connor, Joan Flannery, Mary McMahon, James Danaher, Billy Enright, Michael D O’Sullivan, John Fitzmaurice, Eileen Relihan, Peg Moloney, Sr. Eileen Kiely,

HELP: any parishioners who are not getting out and would need assistance for shopping or getting a hot dinner, medicines etc.  Fr. Kevin has a group who will contact you as to what your needs are.

Please phone me on 089/4044816 and arrange the contact to be made.

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.

MASS ON TELEVISION: RTÉ will air Mass every weekday at 10.30am from St. Eunan’s and St. Columba’s Cathedral,  on RTÉ News Now.

PARISH MISSION: Parish Mission has been postponed until later in the year.

CONGRATULATIONS to Jennifer Kennelly of Moyvane South who recently graduated as Pharmacy Technician and was presented with her certificate in the Mansion House, Dublin. She is daughter of Mike and Brenda Kennelly.

GAA KNOCKANURE Football Club; In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic and in line with HSE guidelines we have decided to suspend our weekly lotto draw until further notice. We would like to prioritise the health and safety of our club personnel, our followers, wider community and their families. Continue with social distancing and we as a group will get through this time together.

Our Annual Club Membership is now due with our deadline being April 1st. This will entitle member to tickets for Munster and All Ireland games. Membership, if you wish to joint contact by Phone Willie Joe Leahy on (087) 7945913 to arrange same.

TIME on your hands, why not contribute an article or poem for a Parish Journal. There are several internet sites being operated from the parish and they may welcome material. Also we could make an effort to plant a garden or shrubs, to leave a useful legacy.

TREES: National Tree week from Saturday, March 21 to Friday, March 27. Trees are available for planting in local communities, including 30,000 native trees  donated by Cóilte.

MOTHERS DAY was on 22nd March, a big change in atmosphere this year.

CLOCKS go forward one hour on 29th of March.

DAWN on 20th March, the birds were singing, many shrubs are coming to life again and of course the daffodils are in their glory.

ST PATRICK: The tradition of having blessed Shamrock for St. Patrick’s Day was upheld in our Parish.  No parades, no gatherings, no celebrations, the bells rang out Hail Glorious St. Patrick in Moyvane and also in Knockanure at 11am, reminding all of us to keep the prayers active in our homes.  They will ring again every other Sunday until the virus passes us by, which please God it will.

THANKS from Fr. Kevin;  My heart gratefully says a huge ‘Thank You’ to one and all who supported, helped and attended our recent concert.  We were richly blessed thank God that it made it before the  Nationwide ban.  Many thanks to all who donated money who could not attend the concert.  It is so encouraging also to have so many from West Limerick, North Kerry & Tralee coming to our concerts.   Thank you for your great support.  A special word of thanks to Stephen Stack for his trogon work on publicity and Facebook.  Joe Hanley was fab with his pictures.  Thanks to Moyvane GAA for the car-park duty.  Within the Church the ICA and the Development Association kept everything running so smoothly.  Thanks to one and all for your help.

The EU lists 24 official and working languages. The England is the only country that gives English as its official language. On leaving will they take the language with them? The Republic of Ireland gives Irish Gaelic as its official language, and Malta gives Maltese.  How will we communicate with the EU, as most of us do not know Irish?

NEW MOON was on 24th of March.

SPRING: This year’s spring equinox will fall on the earliest date in 124 years…

The first day of spring will occur on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 11:50 p.m. EDT for those in the Northern Hemisphere, which is marked by the arrival of the Vernal (Spring) Equinox.

ROAD WORKS ON R551 – Works will continue all next week on the Bog Road. There will be a traffic light system in place. Works will also continue next week from Monday the 23rd March on the Moyvane / Tarbert road under a road closure. Access will be maintained for residents affected by the closure, but there will be no through traffic. These will be 24-hour closures from 8am on Monday until 8pm on Friday 27th March. Cable jointing works will continue on the Piermount road on Monday 23rd March, these works will be completed under a single lane closure with no road closure required. The roads will be open at weekends. ESB Networks apologise for any inconvenience caused during the work and they will endeavour to minimise disruption to residents and landowners while the work is in progress.

KILPADOGUE-MOYVANE-KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP FUND – EirGrid manages and plans the electricity transmission grid across the island of Ireland. Together with ESB Networks, we are working towards completing an electricity infrastructure project between the substations of Knockanure and Kilpadogue near Tarbert. We are always grateful for the support and understanding of local communities, and have established a Community Sponsorship Fund with a value of €205,000 to benefit those along the route of the project. You can get more information at and  The Fund is open for applications until 15th May.

STATIONS of the Cross, 3pm each day Monday to Friday live on

TDs; Many laws need updating our politicians and many others are being paid at taxpayers expense, the lease they could do is contribute according to their positions to the betterment of the Country.   The Country needs leadership, begin by tagging all who are quarantined, and attempting to eliminate the Coronavirus virus from the Islands of Ireland and Britain, in a joint approach.

SHOPS: MACE Adam’s of Glin: are providing delivery in the Glin area if required. This service will be provided to the elderly of our community and those who genuinely need the service. Please call 068 26978. Wishing good health to all our customers over the coming weeks.


Hogans Shop: are offering their customers, due to the Corona virus, that do not wish to come to Glin, the option of having their shopping delivered to their homes – no charge. Please contact us if you wish to avail of this option.  068 34508


PAPERS: Evening Star, Issue 6324, 23 June 1883

(Check Famous horse who won Grand National)

Liberator, the winner of the Grand National Steeplechase in 1879, was sold at Newmarket recently for fifty guineas ! He was bought by a trainer to “lead work.”


The woman asked if she might bring her baby, which, she added hastily, would be no trouble, as it was pickled. It turned out that the poor little scrap was born and had died while its father was absent on a voyage,


Mr Walter, M.P., recently stated in the House of Commons that he had had a promising young friend who smoked, and who died of paralysis, at an early age, in consequence. This is not the effect of tobacco on all. John Nerlioff, aged 105, who lives in the State of New York, was recently interviewed. Here is his testimony in regard to tobacco.


A distinguished scientific man is said to have discovered a means of tattooing by the aid of photography. By this new device anyone can have the photograph of any person he pleases transferred indelibly to the surface of his body


A good tale is told of Colonel X., who was at the time in the 60th, under a Colonel Kerry. X., though reputed a good scholar, and familiar with several European languages, made horses a perfect hobby; so much so, that he usually himself groomed his own stud.


Pope Leo XIII is by no means an idle man. He rises very early, and after hours of private devotion is always present at the first mass celebrated at 7 a.m. At eight he takes a cup of chocolate mixed with coffee and reads the letters and despatches that have arrived for him: At nine he receives the Secretary of State, and afterwards prefects and secretaries of congregations in rotation. At noon His Holiness receives the princes and ambassadors. At one o’clock he goes to prayer and devotional reading, after which he takes a very frugal dinner. It is calculated that though the Pope receives something like L 360,000 annually for the expenses of the Holy See, his own food only coats about 2s a-day, everything included.


Anyone interested in the temperance question should read Mr William Gilbert’s tearful book, “Legion, or the Modern Demoniac.” It is enough to make the smallest imbiber of spirituous liquors renounce them all on the spot.


A LEAP FOR LIFE. THE TRAIN AND THE BURNING BRIDGE. At the end of two years’ service in the Indian country I was coming home on my first furlough.. From time to time, as the train stopped, rumours reached us of troubles brewing.

MANY More Old Irish and Foreign News articles


Cremona, Italy, Mar 15, 2020 / 09:58 am (CNA).- A Catholic priest has died in Italy from coronavirus, and local Italian media reported Sunday the death of several others. No priests have previously been reported dead from the global pandemic, which has struck Italy more gravely than nearly any other country in the world.



Brother Richard Hendrick, a Capuchin Franciscan living in Ireland, has penned a touching poem about coronavirus.



Keeping the Faith amid fears in Italy

Shaun McAfee March 12, 2020



As the world economy has globalized, the risk that a new infectious disease can break free of regional quarantines has increased. Epidemics have often occurred in other historical eras of expansion, such as the smallpox plagues that afflicted the Roman Empire.



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“Every man I meet is my master in some point, and in that I learn of him.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson


Everyone is better than you at something. This is a fact of life. Someone is better than you at making eye contact. Someone is better than you at quantum physics. Someone is better informed than you on geopolitics. Someone is better than you are at speaking kindly to someone they dislike. There are better gift-givers, name-rememberers, weight-lifters, temper-controllers, confidence-carriers, and friendship-makers. There is no one person who is the best at all these things, who doesn’t have room to improve in one or more of them. So if you can find the humility to accept this about yourself, what you will realize is that the world is one giant classroom. Go about your day with an openness and a joy about this fact. Look at every interaction as an opportunity to learn from and of the people you meet. You will be amazed at how quickly you grow, how much better you get.


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