Knockanuare Notes-November 1 2020





AWARDS: Quality Milk Awards 2020 one of the Munster finalists was William and Maria Stack who farms in Moyvane.  A fourth-generation farmer, William took over the farm from his parents, Philomena and Steve, in 2005. He likes all aspects of farming and is involved in his local community. He feels the farming community have unique camaraderie that can’t be found in other industries. They supply North Cork Creameries, through the Newtownsandes creamery.

MOYVANE GAA LOTTO: In adherence with Level 5 guidelines, the Moyvane GAA Club Lotto Draw is continuing each Sunday at 8pm, outdoors at Con Brosnan Park. Each week the draw will be made by a representative from our sponsors and local businesses.  Tickets are for sale at Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware, Holly’s Gala, Stacks Butchers and Mike Corridan’s Garage.  You can also purchase tickets online by following the link in Moyvane GAA Social Media or by contacting any committee member.  The current Jackpot is €8,300.  Thank you for your continued support.

MASS FOR PATIENTS WHO HAVE DIED IN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL KERRY on Monday 2nd November at 7.00pm.  You are welcome to join online at or

DEATH has occurred of Breda Dore of No. 1 Woodgrove, Moyvane on the 29th October, 2020, at her residence. Daughter of the late Ciss and Michael and sister of the late John, Mike and Kathleen and sister in law of the late Willie Pearse.  Survived by her brother Jeremiah, sisters, Hannah, Mag, Noreen, Mary and Teresa, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, brothers-in-law, sisters in law, all the Lynch, Triolio and Quinn families in New York and Singapore and the Dore, Pearse and O’Reilly families in London, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Eucharia Leahy, Michael Culhane, Eileen Murphy, Ita O’Gorman, Bridie Mason, Liam Lynch, Austin Stack, Jerry O’Carroll, Peg Stack, Mass Moyvane; Sat 31st at 7.30pm for  Bridie Hunt & her sister Louise O’Connell;   Sun 1st at  11.00am for  Holy Souls (all on November List);  Mon 2nd at  7.30pm for Gay Byrne, Dalkey, Dublin (1st Anni) -Radio Link Only; Tues 3rd at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (November List) – Radio Link Only; Wed 4th at  7.30pm for Kathleen Stack, Church Road (Months Mind); Thurs 5th at 7.30pm for               Holy Souls (November List) – Radio Link Only;  Fri 6th at   7.30pm for Connie McSweeney, Ballyguiltenane, Glin, (brother-in-law to Marian Quinn, Woodgrove);

Sat 7th at 7.30pm for Neilie Flynn, Abbeyfeale & l/o Kilmorna (Rec Dec) (brother-in-law to Denis Flavin, Kilmorna), and mass on Sun 8th at 11.00am for Holy Souls (all on November List).

Mass Knockanure on Sun 1st  at  9.30am for Holy Souls (all on November List), and Mass on   Sun 8th at  9.30am for  Holy Souls (all on November List).


NOVEMBER SACRED SPACES Moyvane and Knockanure Churches are open daily for visitation and prayer. You will have an opportunity to pray and reflect at these Sacred Spaces.  On your visit bring a colourful fallen leaf and place it in the big wooden dish – with a happy few words of blessing for those you are remembering. All our faithful departed are in the hands and care of our loving Jesus.  There will be prayers and reflections which you can read and reflect on at these ‘Spaces’.

THE LADY OF ALL NATIONS: Anyone wishing to look at The Lady Of All Nations prayer day with Fr. Paul Maria Sigl can do so by visiting


FREE POST: An Post has announced a free delivery service for residents of Nursing and Care homes in Ireland to run up to January 31, 2021. FREEPOST must be written where the stamp is normally placed.

FOUND: Matt and Nellie Kennelly, contacted Billy Keane recently having discovered his father’s long-forgotten copy book of poems, the outline for a play and handwritten notes.

TREE of remembrance will be in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Abbeyfeale, for the month of the Holy Souls.

FEAST of All Saint of Ireland on First Friday.

LOVELY red berries cover the Holly bush at present. Heavy and constant rain, has made land saturated.

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE 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.

ONLINE  WORKSHOP  FOR THE PARISH CANTOR: The diocese will host a second online workshop for parish  cantors  on  Wednesday, November 4that 7:30pm.which will provide  music  resources  for remembrance  and  the  month  of November. We will also look at  practical suggestions on how the cantor can lead liturgical song in the current situation. Please contact Tomás Kenny at [email protected] The zoom link for this workshop will be forwarded  to participants before the workshop.

SHOEBOXES: Christmas shoeboxes due to covid-19 restrictions. Shoeboxes will not be sent from Ireland this year. They are asking you instead to please donate a gift-filled shoebox online for €20 on anytime until December 23rd.

DINGLE TG4 on 19/11 @ 20:00;  ‘Dúiseacht’ features publicans, builders, musicians, hairdressers and educators through the gradual re-opening of society in May to the re-opening of schools and the more recent changes in early October.

DE GAULLE on TG4 on 11/11 @ 21:30; For six weeks in 1969, Ireland played host to Charles de Gaulle, the greatest Frenchman since Napoleon. Broadcast to commemorate the 50th anniversary of de Gaulle’s death,

TRALEE CHURCH: Monday Nov. 09th to Friday Nov. 13th we will have a Novena of Remembrance nightly at 7.30pm. This Novena will include a Liturgy of the Word with a Guest Speaker who will address some aspects of Grief & Loss followed by a litany & prayers for all our faithful departed at our Remembrance Tree.  This will be followed by a solemn Expression of Grief through the medium of the creative arts – music, song, poetry & art etc.  We will conclude with a Solemn Blessing.  We are inviting people who have experienced loss/grief in their life to journey with us over these 5 evenings. Our Guest Speakers for these evenings include; Teddy Linehan – Chaplain Kerry Regional Hospital;  Elizabeth Doherty – Rainbows Kerry;  Margaret Naughton – Chaplain Bons Secours Hospital Tralee;  Amber Kavanagh – Pieta House Tralee, and   Brigid Quilligan – Kerry Travellers Health & C NOVEMBER –A TIME TO REMEMBER: Online for three Monday nights, Nov 2nd, 9th and 16th, 8.00 p.m. –8.30 p.m., Martina Lehane Sheehan, Fr Jim Cogley and Elizabeth Garry Brosnan will invite us to find hope as we journey through the month of November. Each night will invite us into a time of reflection, prayer and music, offering us a chance to rest and pray as we remember our loved ones who are with God, as we pray with our sorrows and find ways of living with grief and loss. To register, check out


LECTIO DIVINA ON ZOOM DATES:  29th October Thursday 5th , 12th , 19th November   (6 weeks) Time: 7.30 – 8.30 p.m. We will begin each week by watching a short video which corresponds with the upcoming Sunday’s gospel, which is from the gospel of Matthew this liturgical year.  If you are not familiar with Lectio Divina you could watch the following 6-minute YouTube video which explain it very well – To participate, please email:   [email protected]

LIBRARY services available online with  library cards, including Borrowbox, Pressreader and Free magazines. Details at

ALONE: Further information: email [email protected] or call ALONE on 01-679 1032.

Many are feeling the effects of the lockdown, out of sight of the general public. There is plenty vocal groups all making as much noise as they can, beating their own drum, but who remembers those who suffer in silence.

COMPETITION: The Mental Health Ireland Art & Photography Competition open for entries to all Secondary School, Special Education and Youthreach students!   The deadline for entries is 5pm on November 12.2020.


BOOK by Kay Caball, called The Fall of the Fitzmaurice’s is in the shops. An intriguing tale of three generations squandering the family wealth.  In shops in Listowel, Lixnaw, Ballyduff, Causeway and O’Mahonys & Polymath Tralee.

ART: Submissions for the Catholic Arts Institute’s Sacred Art Prize 2020 will be accepted until through Dec. 2, 2020, with Prize Awards being announced Dec. 15

BOOK: Black Abolitionists in Ireland – Book Launch – Wednesday, 28 October, 6pm. Celebrating the launch of Professor Christine Kinealy’s new book Black Abolitionists in Ireland, celebrating the 175th anniversary of Douglass’s historic Irish visit.

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WORKHOUSE: Bridget (Biddy) Ryan who gave her address on arrival in Sydney as ‘Bruff’ is one of the intriguing stories of the Earl Grey Orphans and one we have not solved entirely.

When Bridget was originally ‘selected’ by Lieutenant Henry in Listowel Workhouse, her address on the Minutes of the Board of Guardians, on 11 September 1849 was ‘Listowel’.   However, when she arrived in Sydney on the Thomas Arbuthnot on 3 February, she declared her native place as Bruff, Limerick, age as 16, her parents as Anthony and Johanna, and that her father (a Soldier) was living in Sydney.  She was able to read and write. It was noted ‘State of Health, strength and probable usefulness: Poor’.

GRAVEYARD: Visiting a Graveyard; May perpetual light shine upon the faces of all who rest here. May the lives they lived unfold further in spirit. May all their past travail find ease in the kindness of clay. May the remembering earth mind every memory they brought. May the rains from the heavens fall gently upon them. May the wildflowers and grasses whisper their wishes into light. May we reverence the village of presence in the stillness of this silent field. John O’Donohue.



New York NY Irish American Advocate 1932-1934 – 0981.pdf

Feb 3 1934

The death has occurred of Edward Fennell. late assistant in Ballyguiltenan Boys’ Schools. He was a native of Glin. He retired some years ago owing to falling health.


Friday the shades of death closed over one of God’s most faithful servants on earth, Mrs. Mary O’Connor of Lyreacrompane, Listowel. She was the wife of Patrick O’Connor, and mother of Rev. Maurice O’Connor, Minnesota; Rev. Patrick O’Connor, Brooklyn; Michael O’Connor, N. T., Lyreacrompane; Gerald O’Connor, University College, Cork, and Thomas, Daniel, William and Margaret, who are at home.


Miss Bridie Crawford, Ballylanders, was professed at The Convent, Houston, Texas. Her name in religion is Sister Mary Vera. She is the youngest daughter of William and the late Ellie Crawford, Knocklong road, Ballylanders.

The Rev. Father Cremin, who has been spending holidays with his sister, Mrs. J. O’S. Listen, Ballinoe, sails for his Australian mission next week. The people of Knockaderry and Clouncagh wish him bon voyage.

The death occurred In St. Mary’s Convent, Limerick, of Sister Mary Lorenzo Hallinan, sister to the late Most Rev. Dr. Hallinan, Bishop of Limerick. The deceased was aged about 78 years, and was a native of Coolcappa, County Limerick.


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1932-1934 – 0822.pdf

30 Sept 1933

Co. Kerry—While cycling from Ballybunion to Listowel, Patk. Reidy, Charles street, Listowel, was struck by a motor car and thrown against a ditch. He sustained leg Injuries.


The religious profession took place at the Presentation Novitiate, Oakpark, Tralee, of Sister M. Philomena McElligott, Rathea, Lixnaw; Sister M. Philomena O’Neill, Castleisland; Sister M. Therese Scanlon, Chute-hall; Sister M. Frances Therese Ashe, Dingle; Sister M. Angela O’Donnell, Dingle; Sister M. Gertrude Kelliher, Kanturk, Co. Cork. At the Convent of the Sisters of the Holy Infant Jesus, Drishane, of Madame St. James (Cissle), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Conheady, Newmarket-on-Fergus. At the Convent of the Poor Clares, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, Sister M. Bernardine (Miss Clarke), a native of Dublin.


Rev. W. Behan, PP., Ballyheigue, celebrated Mass at Our Lady’s Holy Well, near the village, on the Feast of the Nativity of Our Blessed Lady, in presence of a large gathering of parishioners and visitors from Tralee and various parts of North Kerry. There is a tradition that a beautiful church dedicated to the Blessed Virgin once stood on the grounds where the Holy Well is, and that In the old times many


62 TEARS’ GOOD WORK. There was a remarkable demonstration of public regret and sympathy at the obsequies of Mother M. Teresa Shanahan, Presentation Convent, Lixnaw, one of the founders of the convent. Mother Teresa was a daughter of the late David Shanahan, Whitestown House, Co. Waterford. She entered the Order at Castleisland in 1811, and in 1877 she was sent by Most Rev. Dr. Moriarty, Bishop of Kerry, to found the convent In his native parish, Lixnaw. By her efforts the new convent and schools were completed In 1881, and an Infant school was added later. Mother Teresa took an active Interest in every pupil all down the years, and helped and followed their careers through life. Her sister is the present Rev. Mother at Lixnaw, and another sister was the late Sister Rosalie, Brentford, London. Her brother Is Very Rev. D. Shanahan, IL.D., Pittsburgh, U..S. A., who is at home on a holiday. Two cousins, Sisters Dominic and Benignus, are In the community.


Lourdes; James McCrea, of Walker’s Place, Berry, on returning from the Lourdes pilgrimage, astonished his friends by walking down the railway platform carrying his crutches. An ex-soldier, he served all through the Great War, was twice wounded and, after a year in Salonika, was invalided home with malaria. For the last eleven years he has suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, believed to have been contracted in the war. He was bedridden in 1922 until 1926 and ever since has used crutches.

Cured at Lourdes Miss Anne Powell, Nenagh, a very serious spinal case, has discarded her spinal jacket after her third bath In the Lourdes water, and Is now walking. Miss Anne Powell, daughter of the late John Powell, Curraleigh, Dolia, Nenagh,


About 70 past pupils of the Convent of Marie Reparatrice, Laurel Hill avenue, Limerick, were entertained by the Reverend Mother and the members of the community on the Union Day.


Saturday evening Rev. Fathers Nugent (San Francisco), O’Donoghue (Fargo), Lynch (Seattle), and Keogan (Concordia), who are at present on visit to their respective homes, were “at home” at Virginia to a large party of clerical and University students.


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1932-1934 – 0774.pdf

19 Aug 1933


There was a huge and representative gathering of parishioners from Knockavilla, Innishannon, as well as of deceased’s friends from Bandon and Cork City, at the obsequies of Rev. Bro. Kane, O. C, St. Patrick’s, Upton. The Requiem Mass was said by Very Rev. T. Hickey, O. C, Prov., and the Interment took place in the school cemetery. Brother Kane had been 24 years at Upton.


James Enright, merchant, Church street, Listowel, who has died, was father of Rev. M. Enright and Rev. J. Jr Enright of the American Mission; Dr. J. Enright, Dalkey; Dr. F. Enright, Brighton; W. Enright, dentist, Listowel, and of Dr. T. Enright, who was killed in Gallipoli.

Rev. Mother Margaret M O’Leary, who died at the Convent of Mercy, Skibbereen, aged 78, after 55 years in the Order, was a sister of Very Rev. James Canon O’Leary, P. P., Dunmanway, and the late Rev, C. O’Leary, P. P., Inchangella. She


? der the late General Liam Lynch. The deceased’s three other brothers, Denis, William, now in the U. S. A., and Eugene, in the U. S. A., were also prominent I. R. A. officers.


The announcement of the death of Sister M. Benignus O’SuIlivan at the Convent of Mercy, Clonakilty, during last week came as a great shock to her large circle of relatives and friends in Freemount and surrounding parishes. Aged 86 years, she had been in religion, for 64 years, having joined the Clonakilty Convent in 1869, the first of four sisters to enter there.


Although Father McGivney died two days after his 38th birthday in 1890, he’s considered a saint for our times.

“Father McGivney had a great love for the needs of the family. The unity of the family was very important to him,” Father James Sullivan, rector of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury, Connecticut, Father McGivney’s hometown, told the Register.



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