Knockanuare notes-May 17th 2020

MASS Moyvane on youtube on Sundays at 10am.

OPEN AIR MASSES: It is hoped to relay Masses Monday to Saturday on outside speakers.

REOPENING OF OUR CHURCHES:  In compliance with Diocesan regulations we will reopen both Churches for private prayer on Wednesday 20th May.

NEWSLETTERS are available on Fridays in front of Knockanure Church and outside the Presbytery door.  The Newsletters are also available in Noel’s and Holly’s.

CLOTHES BANK:  It is hoped this week to have it in situ.

SYMPATHY:  To Terry & Mary O’Brien, Glin Road on the sudden death of Terry’s brother Mick in Limerick whose funeral took place in Limerick.

DEATH of  Sean Ahern, Tarmons East, Tarbert on the 11th May, 2020. Survived by his wife Rose, son Michael, grandchildren Sean and Laura, brothers Tom, Mike and Patrick, daughter-in-law Denise, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

DEATH of Anne Prendiville (née Stack), Carrueragh, Moyvane. (Retired V.P of Murhur N.S), on the 13th of May, 2020. Survived by her husband Finbar, daughter Emer, son Robert, grandchild Finn, sister Ena, daughter-in-law Mairéad, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Her mother  Cathy Stack died 2003 (nee Ferris), and her father Bob  died in 1996.

DEATH has taken place of Tom Stack – Lifford Road, Ennis, & formerly of Moyvane.

(Retired Chief Fire Officer, Clare Co. Council) on May 12th, 2020. Husband of Joan & father of Deirdre, Eibhlín, James, Pauline & Tommy, also survived by, sister-in-law Sheila Stack (Moyvane), son-in-law Seamus Brennan, daughters-in-law Jo & Mary Stack, grandchildren Conor, Laura, Gary, Darragh, Shane, Ciarán, Niall, Ellen, Hannah, Fergal, Diarmuid & Niamh, great grandson Alfie, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces. Tom’s sister Sr. Dympna Stack died 13th March 2020. Also predeceased by siblings Bridie Behan in 2015, Mai McCarthy in 2007, John in 2002, and Dick in 2008, they were children of Jim Stack and Molly Cunningham of Moyvane South.

DEATH took place on 8th May 2020 of Rev. Fr. Colmcille Murphy of the Franciscan Order, St Clare’s Parish Friary, Blackley, Manchester, and formerly of Sallowglen, Tarbert. Survived by his sisters, brothers, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

DEATH of Fr. Michael Fleming, parish priest, of Killorglin and formerly of Scartaglen  died on the 8th of May 2020. Fr. Michael is deeply regretted by his brothers and sisters: Mai Fleming, Killarney, Eileen Carew, Tipperary, Patrick, New Jersey, Sr. De Lourdes, Mercy Sisters, Tralee and Sr. Angela, Mercy Sisters, Clonakilty,  Fr. Michael will be sadly missed by all of his extended family, friends and the many communities he was part of including the diocesan community.

ANNIVERSARIES: Patrick Shanahan, Noranne McCarthy, Maureen O’Connor, Con Flaherty, Mary Stack, Sr. Loretto O’Connor, John P McGrath, Canon Pat Horgan, Mossie Fitzgerald, Ava Maria Hegarty, Fr. Vincent Kavanagh, Padraig Kennelly, Sr. Lelia Sheahan, Eileen McCarthy, Michael Kennelly, Alf Neville, Fr. Ned Corridan, Sr. Aloysius McElligott, Joe Lyons, Tom Molyneaux, Mass; on  Sat 16th at 7.30pm for Peter McGrath, Ahalahana; Sun 17th at 10.00am for Noreen Sweeney, Carrueragh  & her husband Pat; 11.00am for Fr. Paul Dillon, Duagh (Rec Dec). Mass on Mon the 18th at  7.30pm a Special Intention; Tues 19th at  7.30pm  a Special Intention – sick. Mass on Wed 20th at 7.30pm  for Eamon Gallagher, Ellen Mullane, Denny Mullane & the  dec. of the Gallagher & Mullane families; Thurs 21st at 7.30pm for Nora & Jack Walsh, Leitrim East;  Fri   22nd  at 7.30pm for Con Carmody, The Village (Months Mind); Sat 23rd at 7.30pm for John Carmody, Ahalahana & dec of the Carmody family. Mass on Sun 24th at 10.00am for Michael Andrew Beasley O’Flaherty, Ballybunion, and the 11.00am  mass is for Mary Rose Kennelly, Norah Kennelly Kelly & Lorrane Kennelly Gortdromagouna.

MASS ON TELEVISON  –Mass daily on television, it is on the channel R.T.E. News Now at 10.30am each morning.

ABROAD: Leanne Ahern from Moyvane who went to the Netherlands to complete her Master, reports that there is no lockdown there.

FARMERS: Teagasc has set up a telephone helpline to assist farmers with questions concerning the current Covid -19 virus. It will offer advice on a range of issues that the farming community face, as they continue to do their essential work in maintaining the food supply around the farmyard. The number is 076 111 3533, it is open from 9-30am to 12-30pm, and from 2pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

GORTAGLANNA Tragedy was commemorated on 12th May 2020.

FARMERS’ MARKET REOPENS at Abbeyfeale:  The weekly market will return to the small square on Friday, May 22 from 9-1pm.

WEATHER: The fine weather continues, it is a great help to farmers, silage cutting is progressing speedily, severe frost for this time of year at night burnt delicate plants and retard growth.  People who have time on their hands, have the chance to get vitamin D to protect themselves from virus, while being outdoors.

MONEY: Most civil servants are in limbo for nearly two months, and the money saved, could be used to enhance the health service, which will be in need of urgent reform to cater for backlog of patients. The next generation will pay dearly for the present actions.

FEAST of St Brendan on Saturday May 16 to mark the day a number of stones were taken by different individuals and households during various stages of a pilgrimage from Fenit (Birthplace of St Brendan) to Brandon Creek (where he sailed on his voyage of discovery).  To mark the feast and the pilgrimage, people throughout the county and diocese are invited to put out a flag at any time  until the evening of Sunday May 17.  All types of flags will suit and they will be a way of marking the feast and a support to those who are participating in the various stages of the pilgrimage.

WEEK 16-24 May, is Laudato Si’ Week 2020. Laudato Si’ Week marks the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on care for our common home. The theme of Laudato Si’ Week 2020 is “everything is connected.” Pope Francis has invited Catholics around the world to join Laudato Si’ Week, and reflect on our common home.

EIRGRID – Given the current government restrictions EirGrid has taken the decision to extend the deadline for applications to the Kilpadogue-Moyvane-Knockanure Community Sponsorship Fund until the 3rd July 2020. Should you have any queries in relation to the fund or the application process, please contact: Catherine Scully at SECAD Partnership CLG either by phone (021 4613432) or email [email protected]

KNOCK Shrine Pilgrimage Masses will be broadcast online from Knock Basilica every Sunday at 3pm.

HOLY HOUR: Franciscan Friary Holy Hour: Live on Facebook every Mon, Wed, Fri & Sunday from 11.15am —12.15pm, Go to google, type Killarney Franciscan Friary Facebook and you can join in the holy hour.


SHORT STORY: Seán O’Faoláin International Short Story Competition Word limit: 3,000 words. Closing date July 31. The competition is open to original, unpublished and unbroadcast short stories in the English language of 3,000 words or fewer.

VOLUNTEERS are scarce on the ground, but plenty hurler’s on the ditch, will do their best, to snare them.

NEW MOON 22nd May.

FESTIVALS; With all the talk about C19, most people have forgotten that in normal times at this time we would be thinking about Racing in Killarney, The County Fair, and Writers Week to name a few.

TOASTMASTERS continue with their usual Thursday meeting on Facebook.

Mary DALTON (caution: not verified) was born about 1810 in probably Athea, Co. Limerick. She died in probably Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry.

It is believed that Mary was from the Athea area. Perhaps she was from the same townland as her husband, Patrick, which was Dirreen Lower. If this was in fact the case, then here is a little information acquired on a Dalton family from Dirreen. It is possible that Mary may have been connected to this family:


STORIES: We have partnered with The Heritage Council and the Heritage Officer Programme, Waterways Ireland and Inland Fisheries Ireland to look for stories about people’s favourite waterbody or interesting stories from someone you know.. Maybe that person is an uncle, aunt or grandparent who is a great storyteller.

Spirituality is often a very important coping mechanism when dealing with difficult circumstances or major changes in life, such as moving from independence to dependent care or facing death [2,3]. It is often a core part of the older person’s identity and as a result many residential settings for older people support clients’ spiritual needs [2]. There are currently more than 20,000 people living in residential nursing home care in Ireland, within more than 450 nursing homes providing care.

Evidence that Vitamin D Supplementation Could Reduce Risk of Influenza and COVID-19 Infections and Deaths


Optimal Nutritional Status for a Well-Functioning Immune System Is an Important Factor to Protect against Viral Infections


Ventilators are no panacea. Of the 12 per cent of Covid-19 patients who were put on ventilators in New York’s largest hospital system, there was an 88 per cent mortality rate, according to a recent paper.



WAR: God has no Country

ROSARY: The Legion of Mary has celebrated the Apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima by saying the rosary on the main street in Killarney town at 3 p.m. beginning on the 13th May to and including 13th October.

TRIBUTE to Anne Prendiville from Moyvane Church Newsletter

Anne, A Teacher With A Difference

People die in character in much the same way they have lived.  This is totally true in the case of much loved and respected Anne Prendiville who died Wednesday 13 may 2020, surrounded by Finbar, Robert, Emer and extended family.  Having no sooner gotten our heads and hearts around the news of her serious illness, now we are shocked and numbed by her quick death.  Having taught in Murhur N.S. for close on 33 years, Anne shared a great legacy in the fact that some of her pupils ended up sending their children to be taught by her.

A great teacher who never left anything to chance and looked out for those pupils who needed that extra bit of care.  Her faith and the beautiful way she practised it was a joy to behold.  Anne and Finbar were a great team and Robert and Emer are testimony to that.  I have invited former work colleagues Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Mary B. Curtin and a parent Carmel O’Connor who was taught by Anne and her children were taught by her too to pin a few lines in appreciation, which they gladly accepted.

Gabriel reflects………

Anne Prendiville joined the staff of Murhur National School, Moyvane, in 1982 having previously taught in Clondalkin in Dublin city. Initially she taught the senior classes but eventually she moved to her beloved infant room where she proved to be an inspired and dedicated educator. Never boastful, she took great pride in her pupils for whom she wanted the very best. She had the pleasure of teaching her two children, Robert and Emer, during her long years of service in the school. A fine teacher, a loyal colleague and friend, she loved to engage with her pupils who held her in high affection and esteem. A highlight of the school year was the annual Christmas pageant she produced with her infant classes where her highly developed sense of drama and deep religious conviction was evident in the commitment and passion of the young actors. Anne retired in December 2015 after a lifetime of service to the school and to the community. In her private life she loved to read. Indeed she was an avid book collector whose library was a veritable repository of first editions that included a comprehensive collection of books by the writers of North Kerry. She was also a connoisseur of antiques and wooden artifacts of which she had a large collection from many countries. She had a great interest in all things religious and since her retirement visited the Holy Land on three occasions, the last being at Christmas 2019. A lifelong learner she continued her interest particularly in history after she retired. Anne was a proud woman – proud of her family, proud of her school, proud of her parish. It was always a pleasure to be in her company. There was nothing she loved more than to be at home with her family in Carrueragh. Her death leaves them, and us, under a great pall of sadness. But, woman of faith that she was, we know that she is looking down on us from the heaven that is her reward.  Our deepest sympathy goes to Finbar, Robert and Emer, her daughter-inlaw Mairéad and loved grandson Finn and loving sister Ena and extended family who are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Solas na bhFlaitheas dá hanam uasal.

Mary B reflects……

Our school community has been hit with such sadness as we have learned of the passing of our former colleague and teacher Anne Prendiville.  Anne was a wonderful teacher who nurtured all the children who she taught.  She had such a love for every child under her care.  She was a mother-figure to them all.  Her knowledge was immense and that shone through in the children that left her classroom.  She had a love of nature and her nature walks to the wood were definitely a great source of knowledge.  She had such a green finger and enjoyed planting seeds and flowers with the children.  Anne also was a dear colleague and great friend to the staff of our school.  We all have fond memories of our time together.  It was a pleasure for some of our staff to have been taught by Anne in their primary school days and to teach with her also in Murhur N.S.  She would tell you about the history of Moyvane in a heartbeat and if you needed to know about ancestry she was the person to go to.  We keep her in our prayers today.  Our heartfelt sympathies we send to her loving family who she treasured so much, her husband Finbar, son Robert and daughter Emer, her daughter in law Mairéad, adored grandson Finn, her sister Ena and family.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis


Carmel Reflects……

There are lots of very fond memories of Anne in our home.  Along with teaching my boys, Patrick and Donnacha, she also taught me in her early years at Murhur NS.  For Anne, teaching was not a job, she was devoted to her role and to her children.   I had always considered Anne a great teacher but for me, once I became a mother, I really appreciated her real talent for the role… She knew how to get the balance right…. she loved and cared for her children / students like a mother but there were very clear boundaries where we all knew not to cross!   Anne taught both my boys in junior and senior infants and as a mother, those early days of school are always filled with trepidation.  I never once left the school concerned or anxious, always in the knowledge that my children were in the safest and best of hands (in every way) with Anne.   I will be eternally grateful to her.   Ar Dheis De go raibh a hanam.   Carmel O’Connor, Murhur.

CORONA 19;  In this video, I want to talk to you about hypertension and the coronavirus.


NEW resource for all who are interested in Kerry history. The Journals of the Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society from 1968 and Kerry Magazine from 1999 available ONLINE here now.

SCHOOLS: ‘The entire system got confused’: Israeli schools reopen, but many parents aren’t sending their kids back


HISTORY: Name                EMIGRANTS.

James John Donoghue- Birth- 18 Sep 1888 Duagh, Oreland- Arrival- 2 May 1907 New York, N. Y.

Connecticut, Federal Naturalization Records, 1790-1996


Jas Leary- Origin-Duagh, Kerry, Ireland- Departure- Tralee 1852- Arrival- New York 1852- Residence- Cincinnati, Ohio- Publication- 24 Jun 1854- Searching for Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in “The Boston Pilot,” 1831-1920


James John Donahue- Birth- 18 Sep 1888 Duagh, Ireland- Arrival- 2 May 1907 New York, N. Y.

Connecticut, Federal Naturalization Records, 1790-1996


Julia Molony- Birth- abt 1880- Departure- Queenstown, Ireland- Arrival- 10 May 1900 New York, New York- Residence- Duagh- New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957


U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

Draft, Enlistment and Service-   Record information.   Name- Eugene Patrick McCarthy-  Birth-  20 May 1877 Duagh County, Ireland-    Residence-1942 Essex, Massachusetts, USA


U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

Draft, Enlistment and Service

Record information. Name-   Eugene Patrick McCarthy-  Birth-  20 May 1877 Duagh Co Kerry, Ireland-  Residence- 1942 Essex, Massachusetts, USA


New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957

Passenger Lists

Record information.  Name- James Donoghue-   Birth-  abt 1889-  Departure-  Queenstown, Ireland-   Arrival- 5 May 1907 New York, New York- Residence- Ireland

New York, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1794-1943

Citizenship Records-    Record information.  Name – John Harnett  Birth- 4 Jan 1909 Duagh Co. Kerry  Arrival  6 May 1929 New York, New York, USA


Illinois, Federal Naturalization Records, 1856-1991

Citizenship Records-  Record information.  Name- Mary Cronin-  Birth-  9 May 1885 Lybes, Duagh Kerry County Ire.-  Arrival 25 Apr 1927 New York New Ykr


New York State, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1917-1967

Passenger Lists-  Record information.  Name  M. Laboria Broderick Sr.-  Birth-  Lisroe, Duagh Co Kerry 22 Mar 1919- Arrival- 11 Aug 1959 New York, New York, USA


Texas, Naturalization Records, 1852-1991

Citizenship Records- Record information. Name                Ellen Broderick- Birth- Duagh, Co. Kerry, Eire 22 Mar 1919-Arrival- 12 Jun 1942 Detroit, Michigan, USA


Illinois, Federal Naturalization Records, 1856-1991

Citizenship Records- Record information. Name                Mary Cronin- Birth- 9 May 1885 Lybes Duagh Kerry County Ire- Arrival- 25 Apr 1927 New York, New York



The Eucharistic Procession is organised by the people of the Roman Catholic Diocese of  Cork every year to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi, the  “ Body of Christ ”.  On either the last  Sunday  of  May  or  the  first  one  of  June,  the  Saviour’s  body  in  the  form  of  the  Eucharistic  Host    is    carried through      the streets  of  Cork  at  the    head    of    a procession  that  is  both  solemn  and  joyous.  The event   has   taken place   every   year since   1926,

See link below for more.


FATIMA: No shrine, save for those in the Holy Land, is more linked with the churnings of history than that of Our Lady of Fatima. The “short 20th century” is usually dated from the October Revolution of 1917, which brought the Bolsheviks to power in Moscow. It concluded with the dissolution of the Soviet Union on Christmas Day 1991. One might then see in the 1917 apparitions at Fatima, Portugal, a preparation for the bloodiest of centuries. And the link between Fatima and Pope St. John Paul II is historical, too, for no figure in history was more consequential to the peaceful end of the totalitarian century than the Polish pope.



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