KNOCKANUARE NOTES- November 21st 2020




Tom Culhane Snr, Leitrim East; Con Healy, Moyvane North ; Hazel Culhane, Leitrim East; Baby Max, Upper Direen; Baby Luan, Tralee; Pauline Murphy, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna; Jack Walsh, Moyvane North,

Jack Shine, Glin Road; Hannah Keane, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna; Patrick Hayes, Clounbrane; James Kirby, Glenalappa; Con Carmody, Moyvane Village; Anne Prendiville, Carrueragh; Mike-Joe Cronin, Mail Road Cross; Pat Joe McEnery, Tubbertoureen; Willie Pearse, Woodgrove; Willie Buckley, Church Road; Patrick Shanahan, Kilbaha; Anne Nolan, Carrueragh; Kathleen Stack, Church Road; Baby Keelin, Ballincollig; Breda Dore, Woodgrove; John Joe Barry, Knockanure Village; Kathleen O’Brien, Church Road.   This Mass will go out on YouTube on Monday 23rd at 7pm.   You will also be able to hear it on Assumption Radio 99.9fm which will broadcast at the same time. I ask your continual prayers for those who are grieving their loved ones.  May our loved ones especially those who have died this year enjoy new life in God’s Kingdom.  May they rest in peace.  As always thanks to Conor Hogan for filming and to our music ministry by our gifted trio Lisa, Laura and P.J.

DEATH took place on 13th November 2020 of John Joe Barry of Knockanure Village, Moyvane and formerly of Birmingham, England, peacefully in University Hospital Kerry surrounded by his loving wife and family. Predeceased by his parents Mick and Mai Barry, Knockanure. John Joe, beloved husband of Mary and loving father to Theresa (Athea) Angela (Moyvane) Anthony (Mayo) Mary, Bernadette, Michael and Brenda (Birmingham) 17 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, neighbours and his many friends.

He went to England in 1956 and married Mary and raised his family in England, retiring and came home to build a house on his father’s site in Knockanure, he was an only child.

His Requiem Mass was celebrated in Knockanure church on 16th November 2020.

DEATH of William Liam Bunce, 55 years old. Formerly of Lenamore, Ballylongford. Husband of Ann (nee Sheehy) Bunce.  Father of Sean, Brian, Aidan, & Maura.  Son of Margaret Ryan & John Bunce.  Brother of Kathleen Fitzmaurice, Breda Gaggioli, Marie McEnery, Evelyn Mullins, & John Bunce.

Funeral Thursday 9:15 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W 95th St. Oak Lawn to St. Gerald Church for Mass at 10am (4pm Irish time). Date published 17th November 2020.

DEATH of Kathleen O’Brien (née Hynes), Church Road, Moyvane, and late of Renvyle, Connemara, on November 16th, 2020. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Mick, daughter Pamela, sons Mike and Kieran, grandchildren, brother Peter, sister Barbara, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.

DEATH of Margaret (Peg) Moloney (née Stack), Tullahinell, Ballylongford, on November 11th, 2020, wife of the recently deceased Patrick. Survived by children, Dolly, Peter, Ned, Patrick and Tony, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brothers Brendan, Phil and Jim, daughters-in-law Irene, Julie and Marian, son-in-law John, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

DEATH of Bridget Guerin (née Moran), Dooncaha, Tarbert, on November 15th, 2020. Survived by her husband Sean, sister Sr. Catherine, brother-in-law Francis, and extended family.

DEATH of Marie Buckley (nee Moore) of Main Street, Cappawhite, Co. Tipperary on November 13th 2020, Marie wife of the late John, mother of Anne (O’Meara), Patricia, Nóirín, Maura and Sinéad, adored Nana of Aoife, Doireann and Eimhin and much loved sister of the late John J Moore and recently deceased Kathleen Dunleavy. Her husband John Buckley was a native of Moyvane, died about 25 years ago.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. John Horan, Joan Mullane, John Timothy Soules, Bridie Robinson, Jim Hudson, James McCarthy, Pat Foley, John Buckley, Maura Gallahue, Nell O’Carroll, Mattie Walsh, Con Bunce, Phil Scanlon, Bridie Quille, Eileen O’Brien, Sr. Goretti Francis Stack, Mass Moyvane;  Sat 21st  at 7.30pm for Deceased of the Sheehan family, Kilbaha, Dick, Peggy, Tom, John, Mary Vaughan, Myles & baby Richard Sheehan;  Sun 22nd at 11.00am for Holy Souls (all on the November List); Mon 23rd  at  7.00pm Memorial Mass for all whose funerals were celebrated, see list on top; Tues 24th  at       7.30pm for Willie & Mary Keane, Lenamore;  Wed 25th at 7.30pm for Johnny Quinn, Leitrim Middle; Thurs 26th at 7.30pm for Patrick Scanlon, Moher; Sat 28th at 7.30pm for Margaret & Johnny Meade, Aughrim, and mass on  Sun 29th at 11.00am for              Peggy & Mick Sheehan, Leitrim Middle.

Mass Knockanure on feast Christ our loving King Sun 22nd  at 9.30am for Holy Souls (all on November List); Fri 27th at 7.30pm for Paddy Flavin, Kilmeaney, his wife Bridie & his brother Jack, and Mass on Sun 29th at 9.30am  for Holy Souls (all on the November List).

RADIO: Assumption Radio 99.9fm All Masses from Moyvane Church can be heard on this wavelength.  Please note tannoy switched off in Moyvane Car Park. Knockanure Masses remain on tannoy system only.

MOYVANE ICA Family Fun Day will have to be cancelled this year due to Covid 19. Santa and Mrs.

Claus would like to reassure all the boys and girls that they will be at the Marian Hall again in 2021. MOYVANE GAA AGM 2020: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and following public health guidelines, we are unable to hold our 2020 AGM in the normal fashion.  Croke Park has given Clubs the option of holding an ‘AGM Day’ which we have accepted.  The format is as follows: The Moyvane AGM Day date will be Friday December 11th.  All AGM documents, including Minutes of the 2019 AGM, Secretary’s Report, Financial Report and Chairman’s Address, will be available to Club Members before AGM day.  To request a copy of these documents, please send your email address to [email protected] and you will be furnished with same. All motions, nominations for officer roles, questions relating to the AGM documents and items for other business must be emailed to  [email protected] or posted to Aine Cronin, Mail Road Cross by Friday, November 27th.  Correspondence received after this date cannot be considered. On the AGM Day the current Executive Committee will elect the officers for 2021 along with Management for Minor, U20, Junior and Senior teams. All questions on the AGM documents will be answered by email within 7 days after AGM day. Results of motions and items of other business will be dealt with by the Executive Committee and emailed within 14 days of the AGM date. Please contact Áine on 087/0906892 if you have any queries.

ROAD Closed from Gale Bridge to Athea for several days, and much diverted traffic, speeding to make time, due to having to travel in a circle. Locals were complaining for several years about the condition of road.

BOOKS: Michael Guerin is a native of Listowel and was a member of the FCA – new Book ” SOLDIERS  WE WILL BE”   is now available. Military History Book –  Buy Now  at a Limited Pre Christmas Launch Price of €12.99 (€20 later) 192 pages . Including many years of Military History Research.

Available Now in Woulfe’s Bookshop –Listowel 06821021 and O’Mahony’s Bookshops & 0nline- Tralee 0667122266 – Limerick 061 418155. And other shops.

Another book called Lights on the Horizon will be available soon, it contains poems from Peg Prendeville among many others.

North Kerry Literary Trust recently launched history of the Earls of Kerry. The Book on the Fitzmaurice Family was compiled  by Kay Caball.

WALK starting on Tuesday, December 1, Joe Dowling of Carrigkerry,  will start his charity walk in the Demesne in Newcastle West, and aims to complete the walk by mid-December. Joe is asking anyone that can afford a   donation , to contact Councillor Francis Foley in Tadgh O’Connor’s in Newcastle West, Dooley’s Pharmacy in The Square, Newcastle West,  Pat Geaney, Knockaderry or Moloney’s Shop in Carrigkerry where you can put your name on a Sponsorship card. 100% of the funding will go to the NCBI . Joe is a brother of Michael J Dowling CEO  of Northwell Health New York, who was recently announced as  a winner of a Presidential  Distinguished  Service Award which will be presented in December.

GREEN Procurement webinar run by Limerick County Council, due to be held on 17th Nov. details from the Limerick EGLA2020 on YouTube. Farmers who spent generations draining their land, are now being agitated by a proposed Re-Wetting Scheme.

Green-Schools and Irish Water had their 2020 awards ceremony online with a presentation shown on screens in 24 schools around the country.

NEW day care centre in Listowel for people living with Alzheimer’s is being furnished and to open in January. Estimated that 170 in vicinity of Listowel have Alzheimer’s.


This is a unique Safeguarding Sunday, unique in the respect that there are no children present in the body of the Church and no altar servers to assist at Masses. Face to face ministry with children has been suspended across the diocese since March. The importance of getting children back into parish life once it is safe to do so has been highlighted by the Diocesan Safeguarding Committee.  When restrictions are lifted the National Board for Safeguarding Children will audit the Diocese. In the interest of best practice and transparency the Diocesan Safeguarding Committee welcomes this audit.  Anyone who would like to report a current or past safeguarding concern is advised to contact the Designated Liaison Person for the Diocese on 087/6362780. Our grateful thanks to our two safeguarding reps here in our Parish, Mary Kennelly, Moyvane and Mary O’Flaherty, Knockanure.

FULL MOON on 30th November.

FARMERS are seven times more likely to die from cardiovascular diseases than people working in other professions, according to press reports.

AWARD: Kieran Spaight Tarbert student, the overall winner of the competition during Ireland’s first lockdown, for his two-minute presentation and prototype of a safety device for cyclists, under the theme of ‘Go Green, Be Sustainable’. Special Merit Award: EZ Tie Close, Desmond College, Newcastlewest.

HISTORY Museum – Changing Faces, Changing Places – A History of Limerick Retailing 1940-2018 Do you remember shopping in Limerick city as a child? Where did your mother/gran/aunt do the shopping? Or did your family’s menfolk ever shop? Where were the shops? What shop stands out in your memory?

If you are interested in participating – and we hope you are – please contact Dr Helene Bradley Davies or Dr Maura Cronin by email to ([email protected]) or phone (061-204996) Office hours.

KNOCK Advent Programme- 24 Nov- A series of online reflections for Advent with Jim Deeds and Brendan McManus SJ. Join them every Tuesday and Thursday as they travel though Advent; a time or preparation and waiting for the birth of the Christ child. They invite you to go on a scriptural and Ignatian journey through the themes of Advent, relating them to everyday experience.

For more information, check out

TALKS: Dr Jessie Rogers, lectures in Scripture at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, having previously taught at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and at the Dominican Biblical Institute, Limerick. She is a Godly Play trainer, and a spiritual guide. For further information, please contact

ARTS: The Kerry County Council Arts Grants application process is now open for projects and activities taking place in 2021. The closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm on Thursday, December 17th 2020.

CHOIR: Diocesan Youth Choir: Are you between 16-30 years of age? Do you sing? To celebrate Christmas 2020, the diocese invites all young people to join our virtual choir. If you are interested in this exciting new venture, please contact Tomás Kenny [email protected]  or call 086 3683778.

KEEP WELL: As part of the Government’s Resilience Campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kerry County Council is inviting people in the county to participate in a programme of events and initiatives which are being rolled out across Kerry under the national ‘Keep Well’ campaign.

KILLARNEY DRAMA CIRCLE PRESENT ‘THE Secret Garden of Baa-lorglin’ taking place on 25th & 26th November, 7.30pm via Zoom. Contact for the link.

CAO APPLICATION Online Application Facility Opened 5th Nov 2020.

FEAST of Christ the King is a good time to ask our self, “Am I bound for Heaven or hell?” While we can’t earn the right to enter Heaven, we’ve a responsibility to do what Jesus tells us in order for Him to judge us as worthy of His promises. To that extent we hold our eternal destiny in our own hands. Our biggest concern must be, not just repenting the sins we’ve committed but also the sins of omission. At every Holy Mass we ask for forgiveness for “what we have done and what we have failed to do.” For most of us what we’ve failed to do constitutes our sinfulness more than what we’ve done. Why? Because we’re conscious of what we’ve done but remain unconscious of what we should be doing but aren’t. Let’s examine Jesus’ criteria for judgment so we can see “what we have failed to do” that we should be doing. Then, like the Nike ad, “Just do it!” with a generous spirit, of course. (frsos)

SHOT: On the 25th of March 1923 Private Hayes of Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces was accidently shot dead when challenged by a sentry at Newtownsandes County Kerry. Hayes was a native of Killarney.

NEW JC and subjects studied outside of School. Parents should be aware that students must study a minimum of 8 subjects and maximum of 10 for the new JC. Where a student wishes to undertake a subject outside of the recognised school setting, then Parents need to be aware that:  Students who choose to study a subject outside of their school cannot complete the requirements for the Classroom Based Assessment (CBA) and Assessment Task; Subjects undertaken outside of a school setting count as part of the maximum of 10 subjects for certification. In other words it is now virtually impossible for students to take on an extra subject outside of their own school under the New JC.

GAISCE / The President’s Award, 300,000 young people have participated in the awards over the past 28 years.

BOOK: Fr. Tony Gaughan has just published a new book entitled ‘No Complaints’.  A memoir of life in rural Ireland and Irish public service of Maurice O’Connell.  Maurice, God was born in the Glin Road, Moyvane and his early days are recalled. Maurice died on April 1st 2019 and is survived by his wife Marjorie who lives in Templeogue, Dublin 6 & family Tom, Catherine, Martin & Marjorie Jnr. Book available locally.

NEW Volume on Kerry History and Society with 650 pages, and 28 chapters, more details from or ring 01 456 6085.


Mass for Fr. D Leahy of Knockanure 14 Oct 1909…&searchLimits=

The subject’ of my discourse, the late beloved pastor of the district, was born in March, 1867, ordained priest 1890, died August 21st, 1909. He was born in the parish of Knockanure, Kerry, Ireland,  of truly Catholic and wealthy parents, and at an early age he was sent to the well-known classical school at Listowel, and from there to the great Missionary College at Carlow, where he read a distinguished course and was ordained priest in June, 1890. Soon after he left for Australia, and was appointed by the late Dr. Lanigan, then Bishop of the Diocese of Goulburn, to assist the Very Rev. Father Butler at Cootamundra,


28 Nov 1940 The Catholic Press (NSW : 1895 – 1942)

Thursday 28 November 1940.…&searchLimits=

The death has occurred in Ireland of the Very Rev. Canon P. J. Fitzgerald, P.P., V.F., Listowel, Ireland, who had been for a number of years attached to the Archdiocese of Melbourne. He was for a time at St. Mary’s, Geelong, and will be remembered by many in Australia. Canon Fitzgerald, who had been ill for some months, was born at Kilmoyley, Ardfert, County Kerry, 69 years ago, was educated at St. Brendan’s Seminary, Killarney, and at Maynooth, where he was ordained. Having served as curate in some Kerry parishes, he was appointed Administrator at Killarney, and later P.P. of Castletownbere. He became P.P. of Listowel in June, 1935. He was brother to Dr Maurice Fitzgerald, Dublin, and of Mrs. Lawlor, ex National Teacher.— R.I.P.


Old Stack pictures;

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Sweden and Covid 19



Genetic testing for families of BRCA carriers

Another pioneering Israeli breast cancer researcher, Sivia Barnoy of Tel Aviv University, is working on ways to identify carriers with mutations of the breast cancer BRCA gene through “cascade screening” — the process of identifying blood relatives of people diagnosed with hereditary conditions and who are at high risk of cancer


Barnoy’s project involves 350 Israeli women of all ages, and is being done in collaboration with similar studies now underway in Switzerland and South Korea.


William Morris

William Morris was born in Oxford and left school at the age of 12. He initially repaired bicycles for a living, but as a result of his exceptional engineering skills he was soon constructing his own new models, followed by motor bikes and, finally, the Morris motor car. He was very successful in business and was awarded the title Lord Nuffield.

Having learned a great deal from visiting Detroit to study how Henry Ford ran his company, he recognized the benefits of travelling to see best technical and business practice in other parts of the world. He gave substantial sums during his lifetime to various charitable bodies. One of the beneficiaries, in 1943, was the newly created Nuffield Foundation.


Mike Yeadon

In this film, former Pfizer Vice President Mike Yeadon discusses his thoughts as to why the lockdown was a mistake, and why the government strategies to manage the pandemic are only making things worse.

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