Knockanuare notes nov 14th 2020

ASSUMPTION RADIO – 99.9fm: all Masses from Moyvane Church can be heard on your local radio or car radios on the frequency 99.9fm.  Searching for the frequency it is after Lyric fm and just before Today fm.  It can be heard throughout the Parish and in Knockanure as well.  The old parish radios are no longer in use.  While Masses will continue at the doorway in Moyvane Church the tannoy system will not be used but people can come if they wish and hear the Mass on their car radio and be present.

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  wish to acknowledge receipt of a grant allocation of €1000 from the Community Support Fund (Kerry County Council) which was used to fund the purchase of two Flower planters for the village.

TIDY TOWNS: SuperValu Tidy Towns competition will proceed in 2021. The SuperValu Tidy Towns competition has been in existence since 1958.

FUNDRAISER: The Kerry Hospice Foundation has launched its Light to Remember Christmas Tree fundraiser. The idea is to allow people to help light up the tree in memory of someone special.

DEATH of Christina (Tina) Thompson (née Perry), Leitrim West, Moyvane, and late of Bourne, Lincolnshire, U.K. on November 9th, 2020, wife of the recently deceased David. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her son Mark and daughter-in-law Nicola, grandsons Ben, Séan and James, brothers-in-law Michael and Philip, and sister-in-law Sandra.

DEATH of Catherine Ita O’Connor (née Harnett), Rathoran, Kilmorna, Listowel, and late of Purt, Abbeyfeale, (last of 14 of the Harnett family, Purt), on November 7th, 2020, in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband Davy, son David and grandson David. Survived by her sons John, Jim and Morgan, daughters Carina, Geraldine, Mary and Cora, her 24 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, sister in-law Bridie (Ennis), nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tom Scanlon, Mossie O’Halloran, Mary Moloney, Rita Kelly, Tom Barrett, Mickie Buckley, Noreen Moore, Tess Fitzgerald, David Hegarty, Sr. Gerard Sheehy, Maureen Scollard, Pat Martin, Noreen McElligott, Margaret Halpin, Noreen Broderick, Richie Martin, Maureen Fitzmaurice, Philomena Curtin, Liam Collins, Brendan Ferriter, Evelyn Scannell, Mass in Moyvane; Sat 14th at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (all on November list); Sun 15th at 11.00am for Noreen O’Driscoll, Farranree, Cork (Anni); Mon 16th at 7.30pm for Mairéad Lehane, Cappagh, Askeaton (Months Mind); Tue 17th at  7.30pm for Aniela Nawrot, Kepno, Poland (who is unwell at this time); Wed 18th at 7.30pm for Mickey Buckley, Glin Road (1st Anni); Sat 21st at 7.30pm for Deceased of the Sheehan family, Kilbaha, Dick, Peggy, Tom, John, Mary Vaughan, Myles & baby Richard Sheehan, and Mass on Sun 22nd at 11.00am for Holy Souls (all on the November List).

Mass Knockanure on Sun 15th at 9.30am for Holy Souls (all on November List); Fri 20th at 7.30pm for Michael Culhane, Ballyguiltenane, Glin (Anni), and Sun 22nd at 9.30am Mass for Holy Souls (all on November List).

FREEPOST is available for letters going to Nursing Homes, at present.

COURSES: Kerry College Courses in formation at 066 714 9696, or on line. Colaiste na Riochta deadline for applications 23 Nov 2020, call 068 210 23, or visit their site.

MEMORIAL Plaque is to be erected in Tarbert to commemorate St. Ita’s College which operated from 1940 to 1973.

NEWKD of 20 William Street Upper Listowel are operating a home visitation service, details from 068 23429.

LETTERS from Lenamore is a project undertaken by the school to communicate with the older community.

BOOK: The Limerick Writers’ Centre launch novel of Pat McLoughlin entitled The Canary in the Mine. The novel charts the ups and downs of a diverse collection of Irish emigrants who come together in 1950s London. The proceeds will go to Friends of St Ita’s. It is available at the following: Ann Lyons’s shop, Abbeyfeale; or

HEALTH: CEO of Kingsbridge Private Hospital in Belfast to say that the HSE is advising patients that they will not be able to use the Cross Border Directive in Northern Ireland as of January 1st 2021.

WRITERS: The Together Project at Kerry Writers’ Museum, Listowel will commence a programme of virtual workshops in storytelling, creative writing and traditional music in the coming weeks and is inviting people from throughout County Kerry to participate.

YOUNG Adult Book Fest 2020, runs from 24th 26th Nov. More from


HSE, Kerry County Council and An Garda Síochána are encouraging households to make preparations for adverse weather, particularly during the current pandemic.

FUNDING: Airtricity Community Fund applications. Priority this year will be given to Covid-19 response and recovery applications that will help to build up communities in the future. To find out more contact Anne Reynolds on Telephone 00353 (086) 878 3104 or Email [email protected]

WALKS: A virtual tour of Limerick’s Knockfierna – a site steeped in both folklore and history, presented by Pat O’Donovan, and created for Heritage Week 2020. Pat shows viewers the sites around the pinnacle of Knockfierna and explains their significance.

The Great Southern Trail (GST) is a unique 85km stretch of countryside in West Limerick/North Kerry. It is the route taken by the Limerick – Tralee railway line, which opened in 1867/1880 and closed in 1975/1977.

NEW MOON was on 15th Nov.


“O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee”.  Amen

FEAST of Christ the King on Nov 22. Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin is celebrated on Sat. 21st Nov.  It reminds us that when Mary was a young girl she was taken to the Temple to be consecrated to the Lord.  It has been celebrated for 1500 years.  The Presentation Order of teaching sisters was founded in Cork by Nano Nagle in 1775.

MASS Athea; on the Church Service TV network via

BIRTHDAY: People from 49 countries delivered filmed greetings to Jozef Walaszczyk a Polish rescuer of Jews on his 101st birthday. He rescued his Jewish girlfriend and 50 others during the Holocaust.

BOOK: Martina Lehane Sheehan Book Launch 17Nov – Trellis For the Soul; A Vision of Hope in Challenging Time. This book does in 21st Century what St Benedict did in the 6th Century. It  provides a useful guide towards freedom for those living in frustration with conventional structures and yet seeking a satisfying spiritual life. The book combines wisdom from every possible source.  A  very impressive and timely presentation.  ( Dom Mark  Hederman OSB).

On Nov 17, at 7pm, there is going to be a webinar entitled ‘ Hope in Challenging Times’,  interweaving music, poetry and reflective sharing from well- known  guests such  as  Mary Kennedy, Sr. Stan,  Deirdre Ni Chinneide,  Mark Hederman OSB and  others. For you, or anyone wishing to attend, the registration link  is at [email protected]

AWARD: Sister Pat Murray IBVM, a Loreto Sister from the Irish Province, has been awarded the Presidential Distinguished Service Award 2020. ——————————————-

She has spent most of her life working to build peace in Ireland. She was the founding executive director of Solidarity with South Sudan, fostering the collaboration of more than a hundred religious orders working to rebuild the educational, medical, agricultural and pastoral infrastructure of the newly independent South Sudan.

PRISONS: The Irish Chaplaincy in the UK has been recognised in a recent report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons for their invaluable work on behalf of prisoners and minorities.

CONGO: The Irish company, 157 men under Commandant Quinlan, were surrounded by Katangese gendarmes and mercenaries and were left utterly exposed by the outbreak of fighting between the UN and Katanga. A stiff four day fight ensued in which the Irish took no fatal casualties but may have killed about 300 Katangese troops. An Irish, Indian and Swedish UN force tried but failed to relieve them and the Jadotville garrison, under Quinlan, after running almost of out of ammunition and after prolonged negotiations, agreed to a ceasefire.

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GRANTS: An annual grants scheme for the conservation and repair of traditional farm buildings and related structures for farmers in the Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS) ——————

The principal objective of this scheme is to ensure that traditional farm buildings and other related structures that contribute to the character of the landscape, and are of significant heritage value, are conserved for active agricultural use. Grant amounts vary between €4,000 and €25,000. The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine make all grant payments on this scheme following certification by the Heritage Council.



PAPERS: Freeman’s Journal 17 April 1924

A zealous and devoted pioneer, priest in the archdiocese of Melbourne, the Rev. Father D. B. Nelan, P.P., died on Tues Say night of last week at St. Monica’s Presbytery, Essendon. For some time he had been seriously indisposed, and his death therefore was not unexpected. By his parishioners he was held in the greatest affection, and his demise is keenly regretted throughout his extensive parish. Deceased was one of a family of six to enter the religious life — four priests and two nuns. His brother priests, who predeceased the pastor of Essendon, were the Very Rev. Dean Nelan (Colac), Rev. Father John Nelan, and Rev. Father Daniel Nelan. Sister Mary Brendan (Convent of Mercy, Gee long) and Mother Austin (Presentation Convent, Elsternwick) are his sisters. The Sisters of Charity were in constant attendance on the deceased, and Sister Brendan was at her brother’s bedside before he died. The Rev. Father R. Collins, P.P., of South Melbourne, a lifelong friend, was with Father Nelan for the greater part of Tuesday. Father Nelan, who was close on 72 years of age, had given forty-five years of his life to the sacred ministry. Born in Ballybunion, North Kerry, Ireland, deceased studied in a classical school at Listowel, and completed his ecclesiastical studies in All Hallows College, where he was ordained in 1879. He was a classmate of his Grace the Most Rev. Dr. P. Delany, Archbishop of Hobart, and the Very Rev. Father T. Lynch, P.P., of St. Kilda. Arriving in Victoria soon after his ordination, Father Nelan’s first appointment was to North Melbourne, then known as Hotham. Father Nelan’s curacy ended at Kyneton, and he was afterwards appointed by Archbishop Goold as parish priest of Keilor.


26 Feb 1931 Freeman’s Journal

Formerly parish priest at Warracknabeal, Rev. Timothy P, Lynch passed to his eternal reward, aged 62 years, at East Malvern (Vic.) on Thursday night, 12th Feb. 1931. Father Lynch, who, because of failing health, retired twelve months – ago, was a native of Kilgarvan, County Kerry, Ireland. He was educated at, St. Michael’s College, Listowel, and pursued his studies at All Hallows, where he was ordained. Coming to Australia in 1892, Father Lynch became attached to the Ballarat diocese. He was stationed at Casterton first, and was subsequently Administrator at Koroit. He was, later, appointed parish priest at Portland, and in 1905 was given charge of the Warracknabeal parish. Rev. P. Lynch, Bungaree, is a nephew, and Mr. P. B. Lynch, Parkville, Mr. John Lynch, Ireland, and Mr. Jeremiah Lynch, San Francisco, are brothers. Rev. Sister Philomena, of the Presentation Convent, Killarney, – Mrs. O’Carroll and ”Mrs.,  Walsh, Ireland, are sisters.


Catholic Press 2 June 1938

Rev. Father L J. Barry, one of the Mill Hill Fathers who came specially to assist at the Newcastle Missionary and Eucharistic Congress, is returning to his missionary outpost at Sarawak, Borneo, being anxious to continue his activities among the Dyaks in that little known island territory. For 50 years the Church did not make much progress among the tribes of the Dyaks, but to-day there are 12 missions with 24 priests, carrying on the divine work of saving souls, while the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph, founded by Cardinal Vaughan in England, are doing heroic work in the schools attached to each missionary centre. To-day there are about 6500 Catholics in Sarawak under the wise leadership of the Very Rev. Father A. ‘W. Hopfgar, Prefect Apostolic. Father Barry left Sydney by the Dutch liner Nieuw Zeeland on Monday, 23rd ult. 23 May 1938.


Very Rev. Father Maurice Byrne, parish priest of Wangaratta (Vic), will celebrate the golden jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood on June 24. Born in County Kerry, Ireland, he was educated at St. Michael ‘b College, Listowel, and All Hallows College, Dublin, where lie was ordained on Juno 24, 1888. To mark this great occasion a Solemn High Mass will be celebrated at Wangaratta on June 21. The celebrant will be Rev. Father J. Egan, with Rev. Father Armstrong as deacon, and Rev. Father Bowman as sub-deacon. Rev. Father Lehane will act as master of ceremonies, and the occasional sermon will be preached by Rev. Dr. Flynn.


SHOPPING:  Supermarkets are very good at making us behave in ways that work to their benefit without us even realising it. One of the key tricks is price anchoring. This sees a retailer place three similar products side by side on a shelf with three very different price points of, for example, €2, €5 and €9. Most shoppers will avoid the cheapest and the dearest option and go for the middle option. It may be that that is the best value for money. But equally we could be being manipulated into spending more than we need to and thinking we are getting value by not spending as much as we could.

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