Knockanuare Notes-March 8th 2020

ONCERT MOYVANE; Liam O’Connor Show with special guest Brian Kennedy in Concert in Moyvane Church on Tuesday 10th March 2020.

PARISH LENTEN MISSION: Friday 27th/Saturday 28th /Sunday 29th March, there will be a Parish Mission in both Churches.

BEST WISHES:  Board of Management at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure, offered their Congratulations and Best Wishes  to  Elvina McDermott teacher in Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure and Edward Flynn on their recent wedding.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC In Community Centre, Ballybunion Thu. 12th March from 5pm to 8pm.

ARDFERT PARISH RETREAT:  The customary Ardfert Parish Retreat which has been going for many years will take place this year on Thursday 19th March in Ardfert Retreat Centre at 7.30pm.  To book please contact Julia on 49401 or Nodie 49352.

GAA KNOCKANURE Results. There was no winner of the €8300 jackpot on Friday 6th March. Numbers drawn were 10, 11, 19, and 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Claire Geraghty, 37 Feale Drive, Listowel; 2. Anne Dunne, c/o Flanagans Bar; 3. Paddy Finucane, Abbeyfeale; 4. John Stackpoole, c/o Kevin’s, and 5. Pat O’Kelly, 41, Cedarville Abbey. Next draw on Friday 13th March with jackpot up to €8400.


SYMPATHY: At a recent Board of Management at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy were passed – To The Moore Family Kilmeaney, Kilmorna on the death of Mary Mansfield Tralee. To: Brenda and Seamus Clancy Knockanure on the death of Mary Savage Charleville. To: The Horgan Families Trien,  Kilmorna  on the death of Patricia Walsh nee Horgan England

DEATH took place recently of Margaret Barry from Brosna, who was almost 96 years old. Aunt of  Domhnall de Barra, of Athea. There is now only one member of his father’s family living, Mary O’Keeffe. She is last of a family of nine.

DEATH took place of   Patrick O’Sullivan, Derry, Listowel and Áras Mhuire Nursing Home, on the 29th February, 2020. Predeceased by his parents Margaret and Patrick, brothers Tom and Michael-Chris, sister May. Survived by his sister Kitty, sister-in-law Kathleen, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and his many friends in Áras Mhuire.

Requiem Mass for Patrick was celebrated at Listowel Church on Wednesday morning, with burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH took place of Patrick J. Flavin, of Carrueragh, Kilmorna on  February 21, 2020 at  Boston, state Massachusetts, USA.

ANNIVERSARIES: Alice Barrett, Tommy Buckley, Jimmy Windle, Nora Daly, Kitty Normoyle, Sean Fitzgerald, Margaret Mulvihill, Tom Flaherty, Stephen Kennelly, Mary Riordan, Bill Walsh, Mickey Meehan, Ann O’Sullivan, Margaret Flynn, Bishop Eamonn Casey, Paula Kavanagh, Finbar Slattery, Kitty Fitzgerald, Paddy Moore, Bernie O’Connor. Mass Moyvane; Mon 9th at 7.00pm the Stations of the Cross, Mass at 7.30pm for Catherine O’Connor, Glin; Tues 10th  mass at 7.30am  Lenten Mass (please note change from Wednesday  for this week only); Wed  11th mass at 7.30pm for Mai Riordan, Moyvane South; Thurs  12th at 7.00pm Stations of the Cross, and mass at 7.30pm for Patrick Hughes, Aughrim; Fri  13th  mass at 7.30pm for Tom Culhane, Leitrim East (Months Mind);

Sat 14th mass at  7.30pm for Peggy Wallace, Aughrim, and Sun 15th mass at  11.00am for Parishioners. Mass Knockanure on Sun  15th at 10.00am for Margaret & Michael Flynn, Knockanure

& deceased of the Flynn & McMahon families.

PILGRIMAGE to Medjugorje from July 29th, details from 069 61816.

CONGRATULATIONS on 100th Birthday; to Joan Hayes, Listowel; Eileen McCarthy of Kilmeedy and Nora Enright of St Catherine’s Nursing Home NCW, both celebrated their 100th birthday recently.

FR. PHILIP O’ CONNELL – Congratulations to Father Philip who celebrates 60 years of priesthood. He was ordained in Rome on March 12th 1960.

AGM of Moyvane Development Association in Marian Hall on 24 March at 9pm.

COMHALTAS will hold a junior music session in Coolahan’s Bar Tarbert on Friday 13th March from 7.30pm. Congratulations to Sarah Neville who recently came second in English Singing at Munster Ceol an Gheimhridh, local woman Mary Mulvihill is her teacher.

TUESDAY’S 10th March CONCERT; Please return all sold/unsold tickets this weekend. The Parish Office will open on Sunday at 12.15pm – 1.15pm to facilitate the return of tickets and monies.

PRIZES:  Door prizes for ticket stubs include B&B with evening meal and wine for Benners Hotel in Tralee, Concert and overnight stay in the Gleneagle, Killarney and a Microwave.  In house raffle on the night, prizes include Food Hamper from Holly’s Gala (valued €100), Kettle & Toaster Set, Handmade wicker turf basket, Meat Voucher for Stack’s Butchers, Monster Easter Eggs plus more.  Usual stewards and helpers are asked to be at the Church for 7pm.

A FUNDRAISING COMMUNITY CONCERT – From 8 to 80 years of age, two community choirs in concert……come and hear them sing on Sunday March 15th at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Church Tarbert. The Ard Chúram Community Choir with Musical Director Mary Culloty O’Sullivan will be joined on the evening by the Choir of Tarbert’s National School with Musical Director Méabh Lawlee for an evening of seasonal favourites.

MISSION posters that can be put on in display in your car, place of work, local shops, halls etc.  It is important that we get the word of the Mission out to all in North Kerry and West Limerick.  All are welcome to this Mission.  Preachers are Fr. Tom Ryan, Ennis and Fr. John Finn MSC., Cork.  More details on the Mission programme shortly.

ARDFERT PARISH RETREAT:  The customary Ardfert Parish Retreat which has been going for many years will take place this year on Thursday 19th March in Ardfert Retreat Centre at 7.30pm.  To book please contact Julia on 49401 or Nodie 49352.  It is a great opportunity for Parishioners to have time of prayer and reflection in Ardfert Retreat Centre which will be directed by Retreat staff.  All are welcome.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: 0667134276 Charismatic Prayer Meeting: Mondays 7.30pm-8.30pm.

Lantern Night Holy Hour with Adoration: Thursday 19th March from 7.30pm-8.30pm.

The Practice of Lectio Divina: Every Thursday starting 24th March at 7.30pm.

A Creative Writing Weekend Retreat: Madge O’Callaghan: Weekend of writing using the AWA method.  Fri. 20th to Sun 22nd March.  Contact 086/3218848.

HAVE YOUR SAY! The Diocese of Kerry invites you to share your thoughts on the future of parish. Upcoming meeting in Listowel on Mar 23rd and  23rd at the Seanchaí Centre, The Square. All meetings begin at 8pm and will conclude by 10pm. Everyone is welcome.

EVENTS Abbeyfeale; Wednesday, March 11 we have a talk on bee keeping and saving the bumble bee in the Day Care Centre from 7-9pm, a fun dancing competition at the Railway on the Friday, March 13 and the rescheduled Car Boot Sale at the Rugby Club is on Saturday March 14 from 9-1pm followed on the Sunday by the Rugby Match at the grounds.

CAR BOOT SALE:  It will take place on Saturday, March 14 at the Rugby Club, Abbeyfeale, The Grove V94 X685.  Gates open for sellers at 8am and for buyers at 9pm.  No animals/fowl.  No unaccompanied children.  Sellers:  Cars , Caddy Vans 10, Hi Ace Vans €15.  Buyers €2.  Contact 087 6866450.

AFTERNOON TEA Sunday March 29 at 2pm you are invited to get together with some friends and have afternoon tea at the Devon in aid of Palliative Care Unit, University Hospital Kerry.

SALE OF PRE LOVED CLOTHES:  A sale will be held at the Day Care Centre, Abbeyfeale on Saturday, March 28 from 10-2pm with all proceeds to Abbeyfeale’s Night at the OsKaRs.

MICHEAL ENGLISH COMES TO DUAGH:  Sean O’Dowd will be the support act in Duagh with Micheal English on Friday March 27.  Book your tickets on 087 2684540.  This fundraiser will help finish the work on the Duagh Sports and Leisure Centre.

AGM: West Limerick 102fm Community Radio Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in the Longcourt House Hotel on Monday, March 30  at 7pm.  All are welcome

REACH ACTIVE WORKS: Cable jointing works will continue on the Moyvane-Knockanure road from Monday 9th  to Friday 13th of March. A traffic light traffic management system will be in place at this location. Minor works will continue on the Athea road between Bambury’s Cross and Knockanure Village.  There may also be road reinstatement works on the R523 (Banbury’s cross to Gortaglanna cross) next week, this will be done under a stop and go traffic management system or a traffic light system. Padraig 086/6072159.

KN WORKS: Cable jointing works on the Piermount road from Monday 9th to Friday 13th of March. Cable installation works will continue from Moyvane Village towards Tarmons Cross from Monday 9th to Friday 13th.

All cable installation should be complete up to Barraougeen Cross by Friday 13th. Shane 087/9829576.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  If anyone is interested in doing courses pertaining to family members and personal issues, we recommend you view FRC website to view the wide and varied courses that take place on a regular basis. These courses are meant to enrich and help people live better lives.  Please view their website on or phone 068/23584.

STATIONS of the Cross will be said in Calvary Cemetery, Newcastle West every Sunday during Lent at 3pm. All are welcome to attend.

FUNDRAISING Variety Concert in aid of St. John of God (Kerry Services) will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Fri. 13th Mar. from 7.30-10pm.

THE DUAGH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION are holding Duagh’s 3rd annual St Patrick’s day parade on St Patrick’s Day at 12.30pm.

MICHEAL ENGLISH COMES TO DUAGH:  Sean O’Dowd will be the support act in Duagh with Micheal English on Friday March 25.  Book your tickets on 087 2684540.

RETIREMENT: Joan Buckley recently retired as sacristan after 25 years’ service at Saint Colman’s Church, Kilcolman. Fr Tim Curtin made a presentation to Joan to mark the occasion. She is wished a happy and healthy retirement.

FR. THADDEUS DOYLE: from “God’s Cottage” Co. Wicklow will celebrate Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass on Friday March 13th at 7.30pm.

CORONAVIRU COVID-19:  In keeping with the HSE and Diocesan guidelines the following procedures are now in place to prevent the spread of infection.  NO HOLY WATER IN FONTS; HAND SANITIZERS AT ALL DOORS; NO SHAKING HANDS AT THE SIGN OF PEACE.  HOLY COMMUNION ADMINISTERED INTO HANDS ONLY.  NO RECEIVING FROM THE CHALICE.

Holy water font empty in church, due recommendation of Heath Authority, you would think that salt would kill most bacteria. Yet they have food exposed in shops for anyone who pleases to handle it. Then they have self-service deli counter, where people may use spoon to sample as they like. Also on counter they have food exposed and people chatting to counter staff could easily contaminate food. Fast food eaten with the fingers and all salads and scones, are eaten as they are without further cooking to kill germs.

VINTAGE RUN: Knockdown Vintage Club Charity Vintage Run Sunday 29th March 2020 at 1pm. Light Refreshments will be served. Music by  Deel Dinger from 4 – 6pm. Raffle for numerous prizes including a Weekend Away.  Proceeds in aid of  the Symptomic Breast Unit UHL.

LIFEGUARD: Temporary Lifeguard Summer 2020 – closing date 11th March 2020 Limerick City and County Council is responsible for the promotion of water safety and the prevention of the loss of life by drowning within the boundary of Limerick.


David Syme, American piano virtuoso has had a long and colourful musical career. He has played classical concerts through the United States as well as numerous international venues and has lived in West Cork since 2005.  He has recorded extensively including 20 CDs with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic. David will present a programme of the great classics, featuring music of Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and Gershwin, plus some popular melodies drawn from his vast repertoire.

Fri 13th | Mon 16th | Wed 18th | Thurs 19th.  @ 7PM – CHILDREN – OLIVER!

Theatrix Stage School present the iconic musical favourite filled with unforgettable songs.  Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, Oliver tells the story of young orphan Oliver Twist who runs away from an orphanage and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.

SIVE BY LARTIGUE THEATRE GROUP LISTOWEL Commencing Thursday 2nd April to Tuesday April 7th at St. John’s Theatre.

GLIN DAY CARE: Glin Homes for the Elderly Cloverfield; Cloverfield is comprised of The Day Care Centre and 20 residential homes. The Centre provides a three course meal from Monday to Friday for the residents. The Centre holds Open Days for the elderly of the surrounding communities, as well as the residents. They are provided with a meal, bingo, raffle, music, song and dance and a variety of planned activities. This service has proved to be of great benefit to the clientele whereby it offers them an opportunity to socialise and be entertained.

Anyone who would like to attend or would like further information please contact Una or Meg on (068) 26033.

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT WEEKEND: International Hotel Cork 3rd to 5th April                                                                     Friday 7.30 p.m. to Sunday at 4 p.m.  Further info. Phone: 087 216 2436

AUSOME AUTISM CONFERENCE 29th March 9-5p.m. Rochestown Park Hotel, contact 0872945977.

PIONEER NATIONAL  BALL: Saturday  April  4th, Menlo  Park  Hotel  Galway.  For  tickets  and information contact 086 3121695 or 086 8648895.

MEDJUGORJE: 1st September 2020. 7 nights accommodation  with breakfast and dinner  included,  flights  ex  Cork  airport  to Dubrovnik,  return  airport  transfers,  inclusive  of Group  Travel  Insurance.  Includes  full  religious programme, €735 per person. Group Leader Maura O’Keeffe  Harksen,  accompanied  by  Fr.  Francis Nolan. For further information contact 066 7127143 or 087 1517696.

RECLAIM YOUR LIFE. Living well with Arthritis or similar conditions including Osteoporosis,  Fibromyalgia,  chronic  back  pain, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Lupus, Raynauds disease and Scleroderma. Six sessions from Thursday March 12thto Thursday April 16thfrom 6.30pm to 9pm at the Education Centre, North Campus ITT. Fee €32 (medial card holders €24).   Phone 016470206 email [email protected]


FLU 1918;


AUSTRALIAN Papers; The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954)- Fri 8 May 1874

KEANE—CARMODY.—April 25, at the church of the Sacred Heart, Sydney, by the Rev. Vincent Colletil, assisted by the Rev. L. B. Pacilio, John Keane, of Brisbane, Queensland,  Secretary to the Crown Law Offices, to Annie, daughter of the late Thomas Carmody.


Death; DONNELLAN.—March 20, at his residence, Church-street,

Paddington, Patrick Kennelly Donnellan, builder, second son of

Michael and Mary Donnellan, Listowel, county Kerry, Ireland.


Freeman’s Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 – 1932)– Sat 20 Jul 1878-Page 6


Two tenants named Feany and Flaherty, residing on the property of Mr. G. R.Browne, J.A., near Listowel, have received notice that they should submit to an increase of rent amounting to double that which they formerly paid. Their farms are about equal in area, containing from forty to fifty acres each, of reclaimed or cutaway bog, but which. has been considerably improved by the labour

and industry of the tenants. They had leases of their farms and the term expired last March. Feally’s valuation is £16, his former rent £40, which is to be £80 henceforward. Flaherty’s valuation is only £5, yet his former rent was also £40, and this is to be also doubled. It is said that the tenants have

offered to pay an increase of 50 par cent, over their former rent, but the landlord insists on their submitting to his own terms. As a bright contrast to the foregoing, occur ring almost simultaneously in the same neighbourhood, may be cited an act of kindness and liberality performed by another landlord, Mr. M. C. Dennis, the owner of a large property in North Kerry. A tenant of his named Hanrahan, residing at Moohane, died recently, and Mr. Dennis having heard of his death, manifested his sympathy towards Hanrahan’s widow in a kindly, practical, and substantial manner. He forgave her a gale’s rent, over £10, which act is more appreciable, when it is known that the rent of Hanrahan’s farm is very moderate already. This model landlord has acted in a similar manner towards another tenant named Barry, of Ballyegan, and not only in this instance has Mr. Dennis shown acts of kindness towards his tenantry, but in various other ways, which have made him deservedly popular and esteemed amongst his tenantry.


Freeman’s Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 – 1932)-Sat 24 Jul 1875-Page 5


A correspondent of the Tralee Chronicle mentions several instances of longevity in that county— One old gentlemen has just died at the extraordinary age of 117 years. He was the veteran patriot, James Kissane, of Moybella, who three ago walked five miles to vote for Blennerhassett the Home Rule candidate. Up to a few days before his death he had been in the enjoyment of good health, and very attentive in superintending the work on his son’s farm, and it is a well known fact that no later than last harvest he actually competed with the ‘boys’ (his great grandsons) in the pretty brisk work of ‘clamping’ (ricking) turf. He died, surrounded by a large family circle, and was interred sorrowfully in the old graveyard at Gale. There also-died within the past fortnight, old Houlihan, of Ballydonohue, aged 104 years, and Mrs. Benson, of Listowel, (aunt of the late Blakney Kitson, of Derry,) at the age of 103. The correspondent adds : We must be reconciled to these losses, how

ever, as we still have with us old Nancy Trant, of Ennismore. This lady, at the age 103 walks a distance of 8 miles every Sunday, to be present at the Divine sacrifice of the Mass in the Listowel Church. Besides these cases mentioned I may instance a few others. Old Costelloe, of Coolkeragh, who died a few years ago at the age 106: Ned Barry, the well known paver, who shuffled off

this mortal coil about twelve months ago after having remained in this vale of tears during the long period which Father Time takes to measure 105 annual motions of our earth round its grand centre; and last though not least, there is old Kennelly, of Beale, of whom your correspondent was unable to obtain a trustworthy record of his age, but who has been set down by a local tradition, as having attained 114. Your readers will see at a glance that the united ages of these parties make a grand total of 752 years.”


Two saints miraculously cured plagues: St. Roch and St. Rosalie. Below are their incredible stories, as well as prayers invoking their powerful intercession.


Pope Francis opens archives of Pius XII

According to the news agency Zenit, Gary Krupp, of Pave the Way Foundation, demonstrated that the pope, was actually responsible for saving the lives of around 800,000 Jewish people.


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Filename; Knockanure Rambling House March 2020b



Man who graduated with a master’s degree and who worked in Shenzhen Hospital (Guangdong Province, China) sent  the following notes on Coronavirus for guidance: March 2020.

1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold

2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.

3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees. It hates the Sun.

4. If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.

5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours – so if you come into contact with any metal surface – wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.

6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it.

7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.

8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but – a lot can happen during that time – you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.

9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.

10. Can’t emphasise enough – drink plenty of water!


1. It will first infect the throat, so you’ll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days

2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.

3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.

4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you’re drowning. It’s imperative you then seek immediate attention.

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