Knockanuare Notes-October 18th 2020

FR KEVIN celebrated 65th birthday on 12th October.  On the same day he was on RTÉ Radio 1 in the morning and RTÉ Television that evening. He thanks you for your greetings, gifts and very kind words with regards ‘Confessors’.

All Masses listed will be on the Parish Radio Link and over the tannoy system in the car parks, the church has closed for mass, but open for a few hours daily. There will be a gathering for all parish secretaries online on Monday October 19th at 11.30am.

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY:  If you are in a position to help, put your offering in the envelope and return it next weekend or drop them into the post box at the Presbytery.  There are approximately 1,300 Irish-born missionaries working in more  than  80 countries.

ARD CHÚRAM: To mark Positive Ageing in North Kerry, Ard Chúram is asking you to submit a poem or a Limerick entitled “The Corona…”  Please send your entry to: Mairéad Hanlon, Ard Chúram, Greenville, Listowel no later than Nov 4th.  Mairéad is giving details on Monday’s Talk About with Deirdre Walsh between 1.30 – 3pm. Ard Churam Community Choir with Soloist Mary Culloty O Sullivan will perform Christmas songs in Listowel Small Square on Sunday December 8th at 2pm.

TRÓCAIRE says “Thank you and the people of Moyvane Parish, so much for your most generous donation of €3,000.”

DEATH of Anne O’Mahony (née Conway), Glouria, Lisselton, and late of Owenbeg, Easkey, Co. Sligo, on October 11th, 2020, Survived by her husband Maurice, sons Danny, Oliver, Martin, John, Cathal and their partners Jennifer, Angela, Jennifer and Elaine, daughter-in-law Xiao (Mary), granddaughter Ciara, brother Tony, sisters Kay Lavin, Mollie Kennedy, Elsie O’Reily and Martina Scanlon, brothers-in-law Gerry, Michael-John, Damien and John, sisters-in-law Eileen, Maureen and Carmel, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, extended family, former work colleagues, and neighbours.

ANNIVERSARY: Dan O’Donnell, Joan Hilliard, Tom Hogan, Sean Broderick, Moira Nash, Mick Reidy, Julia Anne Costelloe, Paddy Keane, Ita Vaughan, Anthony Foley, Ann Higgins, Pat Nash, Joan Woulfe, Paddy O’Sullivan, Bridget Dillane, Bridget Dalton, Ellen Orman, Paddy Horan, Nora O’Donoghue, Fr. Sean Dillon, Eddie and Mary Costelloe, Brendan Harnett, Denis Leen, Jimmy Mulvihill, Elizabeth O’Dowd, Tim Cantillon, Maurice Collins. Mass Moyvane; Sat 17th at 7.30pm for Seán Broderick, Coilagurteen; Sunday 18th at 11.00am for  Willie Martin, Glin (Rec Dec., uncle to Marian Quinn, Woodgrove); Wed. 21st at 7.30pm for Gerry Galvin, Leitrim East, his parents, Brendan & Eileen & his brother Pat; Fri. 23rd  at 7.30pm for Nora O’Donoghue & daughter baby Leah, Clounbrane & Perth (1st Anni);  Sat 24th  at 7.30pm for Tommy & David Stack, Keylod (Anni), and Mass on Sun 25th at        11.00am  for Anne Nolan, Carrueragh (Months Mind).

Mass Knockanure; Sun 18th at  9.30am for Parishioners, and Mass on Sun 25th  at 9.30am for Seán McMahon, Carrueragh.

PRE-SCHOOL – Little Ducklings will be starting a Pre-school in Knockanure Community Centre. Please contact Olive Mulvihill for further details at [email protected]

COVID-19 Update. North Kerry Harriers – Following a committee meeting – we have sadly made the decision to close our 20/21 season to all visitors and we will now be operating on a membership only basis.

GLÓRACH DRIVE IN BINGO in Abbeyfeale is cancelled until further notice.

ABBEYFEALE FARMERS’ MARKET in Abbeyfeale:  Helga is back with a fine selection of locally grown vegetables which are chemical free. We also have a new stall holder – Máire Griffen from Beale who has set up a new company called OrganiGo making organic noodles from beetroot, butternut squash and courgettes.

LOCAL man Padraig Keane and Cork friend Tom O’Regan are doing charity 100km cycle before climbing the to the 707m summit of Knockboy, which straddles the borders of Cork and Kerry  to the west of Guagán Barra. All in aid of MDI.

To donate to Padraig and Tom’s fundraising challenge for Muscular Dystrophy Ireland, go to the MDI Facebook page or the ‘Tom & Podges Munster Peaks for MDI’ GoFundMe page.

For more information on muscular dystrophy and the work of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland, visit or follow them on Facebook at and Twitter at @MDI_Ireland. You can also contact their Information Officer by emailing [email protected].


MAGAZINE: The 2020 edition of the Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine is nearing the end of the road. If any tributes, wedding photos or other current items are available, they will be accepted for the next few days.  Email to [email protected] or post to BPM, Lisselton PO.

MART; Listowel Mart First dairy Sale for 2020 will be held on 21st October at 1pm.

HORSE FAIR Ballinasloe its history dates back to the 1700s, cancelled. It  attracted up to 80,000 visitors each year.

PLOUGHING:  90th National ploughing Championship and the World Ploughing Championship will be held in County Laois from 15th to 18th September 2021.

CHUCK FEENEY- his foundation gave away$8bn since its foundation, he was conferred with Doctorate of Laws by nine universities in 2012.

CLOCKS go back one hour on Sunday 25th October.

Éigse Michael Hartnett is going ahead with adherence to COVID-19 guidelines.

A great weekend of poetry, prose, and music is planned with live streamed performances and podcasts.



“We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.  No one has been baptized a priest or a bishop. We have all been baptized as lay people.  Lay people are protagonists of the Church.  Today, it is especially necessary to create broader opportunities for a more incisive female presence in the Church.  And we must emphasize the feminine lay presence because women tend to be left aside.  We must promote the integration of women, especially where important decisions are made.  We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church, without falling into forms of clericalism that diminish the lay charism.”

Pope Francis


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NUNS: We have very few dedicated nuns and their loyal helpers at present, their numbers were depleting over many years. Our present methods of dealing with Covid 19, many are wondering are the blind leading the blind. What would give confidence to people are a core of dedicated Christians, who would care for the sick, expecting nothing, but doing it as a Christian duty.

SCIENCE Fair Project Ideas has assembled a vast collection of science fair project ideas written by science teachers, professional scientists, and educational consultants on popular science fair topics ranging from physics and chemistry to biology and even sociology. We offer free science fair ideas suitable for every grade level, be it preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, or high school.

LECTIO Divina on Zoom Thursdays 15th, 22nd, 29th October, it is a six week event. 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 –

To participate, please email:   [email protected]

POETRY: Éigse Michael Hartnett is going ahead with adherence to COVID-19 guidelines.

A great weekend of poetry, prose, and music is planned with live streamed performances and podcasts.



HELP: Senior Help Line is open every day of the year from 10am till 10pm. Our LoCall number is 1850 440 444 and no landline calls costs more than 30 cent irrespective of length.

LIMERICK MARATHON; King John’s Castle was the backdrop for the presentation of cheques totalling more than €36,000 to a dozen local charities by the organisers of this year’s Cook Medical Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon. Because of Covid-19, the virtual event took place over the last weekend of September and attracted more than 2,300 participants.

PROFILES: Peter Moore is a former Adelaide lawyer. Over 40 years he has developed autobiographical profiles of every lawyer admitted in South Australia from 1837 to 1945, and in New South Wales and New Zealand up to 1861. Currently, he is building a Dictionary of Biography of NSW Lawyers to 1861, supported by the Sir Frances Forbes Society for Australian Legal History.

ACCORD PRE-MARRIAGE COURSES AND COUNSELLING SERVICES:  Until at least May 2021, Accord pre-marriage courses will take place live on-line with up to 12 couples; via ZOOM, they will be interactive and delivered by 2 presenters.  Accord has also resumed face to face counselling. Contact Accord by Phone or online to book.

SILVER COIN: The Vatican’s Mint issued on October 13 a ten-euro silver coin depicting “Mother Earth” (Pachamama), designed by Luigi Oldani for World Earth Day. This coin COMMEMORATES the first anniversary of the October 2019

GREEN: Deputy Michael Healy Rae has said that the Government continues to lack the foresight to understand that the push to electric cars remains very much an urban based agenda. Many hard-pressed rural people are facing an extra €50 per year in car tax as well as increases in the price of petrol and diesel.

MOVE Ireland works with men who are worried about their behaviour towards their partners and children; it also supports partners.

CATECHISM  OF  THE  CATHOLIC CHURCH –ADULT STUDIES GROUP: This is a Study programme divides the Catechism of the Catholic Church into 6 different Units, each unit runs over a 12 week period .It is a peer study group which involves reading a section of the Catechism each week and discussing it at the weekly meeting with others  in  your  group  (one  person  acting  as  a facilitator).The entire study programme runs over 3 years. St. John’s parish is seeking expressions from interested people to embark on this journey with  the  Catechism  of  the  Catholic  Church  and someone  who  might  be  willing  to  act  as  a facilitator. If interested in joining the group please e-mail [email protected]


MISSIONS: New York NY Irish American Advocate 1925-1927 – 0320.pdf

Aug 8 1925

BARON HANLEY AT BALLYBUNION, KERRY The “Baron” of New York’s Broad-way, John J. Hanley, who recently left New York with Fathers Thos. Dowling, V. Connolly and J. O’Callaghan of the Capuchins of Cork City, returning from a series of missions here, has arrived, according to a letter received at this office, at Ballybunion, a pretty watering place in North Kerry. A group picture of the “Baron” and his guests. Including a delegation of citizens of Cork City and Cobh, who went out on the tender to greet them, appeared in the Cork Weekly Examiner of July 25.


Rev. Michael O’Flanagan of Roscommon, Ireland, will celebrate on August 16, the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Committees have been formed both in Ireland and In the United States to arrange for a testimonial

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Father O’Flanagan was sent by the Gaelic League to lecture in the United States In 1910. In 1914 he was appointed Lenten Preacher in Rome. The only Irish secular priest who has ever gained that honour.  ———————————————————

In calling upon to recite the opening prayer at the first meeting of the Dail, Chairman Brugha called Father O’Flanagan “the most faithful priest that ever lived in Ireland.” President De Valera told the National Convention of Sinn Fein in 1921 that Father O’Flanagan was more responsible for the strong position Ireland then held than any other living man


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1919-1921 – 1073.pdf

May 21 1921 ?

Sister M Gertrude Foran died at Convent of Mercy, Cahir, aged 68. She was a native of Listowel, and was a sister of the late Rev. J. Foran, O. P., Dublin, and of the late Sister M. Peter, Convent of Mercy, Mallow, and Mr. Foran, chemist, Listowel.


He was brother of Rev. J. Malone, the poet-priest of the Australian Mission, and uncle of B. Malone, leader of a Mountjoy hunger strike.


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1916-1918 – 0291.pdf

July 1916

The magistrate at Tralee Petty Sessions Killarney Guardians, and the Kerry Co. Infirmary passed votes of condolence with Mr. S. Goodwin. Co. Surveyor, on the death in action of his only son, Lt. W. A. D. Goodwin. Killarney Guardians have passed votes of condolence with Mrs. D. F. O’Sullivan on the death of her son. Rev. D. O’Sullivan, killed while ministering to the wounded abroad; and with Rev. C. J. Fitzgerald, Professor of St. Brendan’s Seminary, on the death of his mother, the late (Mrs. Fitzgerald, N. T., Sneem.


Mayor of Limerick presided yesterday at a celebration in Sexton St. Schools of that city in connection with the Centenary of the Christian Bros., and addresses were presented by the Corporation, Trades’ Council, Labour Society, Pork Butchers’ Society, and past and present pupils, Rev. Bro. Stapleton, Superior, returned thanks to the citizens, and said that when all the welter of blood, which degraded civilization and Christianity, had passed there would remain to the Irish race their old mission to keep the eternal vision of the people clear and defined.


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1922-1924 – 1351.pdf

22 Nov 1924

Rev Cornelius O’Sullivan who died at St. Stephen, N. B., aged 80, was a native of Castleisland, and went to U. S. A. at the age of 17. He was ordained at Portland. O.

Rev. Martin Sears, who died at Sacramento, Cal., was a native Of Dingle. He was ordained in All Hal-lows, Dublin, about 18 years ago.

Sr. St. Denise Healy who died at the Bon Secours Convent Cork was the last of four sisters who were in the Order. She served as a nurse in the Franco-Prussian War. Her internment took place on All Souls’ Day in St. Finbarr’s Cemetery after Solemn Requiem Mass, ———————————–


Death of J. J. Ferris of Jersey City A prominent and prosperous Kerrman passed away recently in the person of J J. Ferris, of Jersey City. Rev. J. J. Leen, pastor of the Sacred Heart Church, Barnard,

In, writing to The Advocate this week, says: “I was anxiously looking for an obituary notice of my dear friend and closest, mate, John J. Ferris, a distinguished Kerryman. “His death occurred recently at Jersey City. He was president of the largest firm of contractors in the State, president of the  school board and State Highway Commissioner. “He was born and raised at Ballyheigue ? left there when about I years old. “Look up his wonderful record and give it to your readers in The Advocate. He had an older brother, James Ferris, a more wonderful man still The latter died about 10 years ago.


Cardinal Logue, Primate of All Ireland, died at his residence, Ara Coeli, Armagh, Wednesday morning.

(see paper for more)


Local singer Francis Kennedy she hosts concerts featuring music, song and comedy.


The Church in New York Will Not Be Shuttered: Catholic Bishops Stand Up to Government Bigotry



Anders Tegnell, the architect of Sweden’s lockdownfree approach to dealing with the pandemic, so optimistic. Or to see Stockholm in full swing, with open bars, live music and smiling, unmasked faces. That’s because state epidemiologist Mr Tegnell believes that so long as people are sensible, normal life can continue.


MyHeritage offers 153 collections in this category, containing 548,923,579 records in all.


The original All Saints Day — which eventually morphed into Halloween — is celebrated in many traditional Christian societies as a day to honor the memories of one’s ancestors. What better way to honor your ancestors than to learn more details about their lives and discover their stories?


That’s why we’re opening all our death-related historical record collections — death, burial, cemetery, and obituary records — up to the public for free access during Halloween weekend, from October 29 to November 2!



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