Knockanuare Notes – 24th October 2021

ALL SAINTS on Nov 1st.

COLLECTION: Bishops are asking parishes throughout Ireland to undertake a special Church collection on 6 and 7 November to support Trócaire.

AGM of Knockanure Valley Text Alert: Representatives of Muintir Na Tire and the local Gardai will be in attendance, 1st Nov. ’21 at 8pm in Knockanure Community Centre.

PRAY for the Dead, November Envelopes are available in the Church.  Those listed will be Remembered at ALL Masses during November, so return before November 1st, if possible.

When requested, Mass Intentions are announced.  Otherwise, the Intention is Private.

During Covid, the side door has been used for funerals, as soon as is feasible, the Main Entrance will be used.

CHURCH:  World Mission Sunday, October 24th: Envelopes available, assistance for poorer Churches throughout the World. Please communicate any notices for the Newsletters to the Parish Office by the Tuesday. Presbytery/Office: 068 49308.

READERS: Appeal for new Readers, if interested, please contact the Parish Office.

MASS TIMES: For a variety of reasons, from November 1st onwards: Tuesday & Thursday Mass in Moyvane will be at 10.00am. Wednesday & Friday Mass in Knockanure will be at 10.00am.

MISSION Sunday, Fr. Tim Galvin at weekend Masses in Abbeyfeale, has spent most of his priestly ministry in South Sudan.

BUS for Concert; There are a limited number of places available on the Bus to Killarney for the Sandy Kelly concert in The Gleneagle Ballroom on Mon. Oct.25th.  Contact Jill McCarthy 087-9512387 or Eileen Roche 087-6679943.

To ensure greater safety numbers for the Concert have been reduced from 600 to 450, to allow

safe distancing and greater enjoyment of the Concert. Doors open at 7.30pm, Concert at 8pm.

Eoin Hand, former Republic of Ireland Manager, is M.C. for the evening.

OUTING: Seats still available for the Senior Citizens Outing on Oct. 29th, contact Elaine 068-49692/087-3315935.

GAA Knockanure Club Lotto results; There was no winner of the €8800 jackpot Tuesday 19th October. Numbers drawn were 7, 20, 22, 27. Lucky dip winners were; 1. Philomena Molyneaux, Knockanure; 2. Joan Flynn, Kilmorna; 3. Margaret Clancy, Knockanure; 4. Mary Lane, Beenanaspuig, and 5. Cadhla O’Sullivan, Ballincollig. Next week’s jackpot will be €8900 with draw due to be held on Tuesday 26th October. Congratulations to our lucky dip winners & many thanks for your continued support for our Club.

VOLUNTEER: Knockanure Meals on Wheels are looking for a volunteer driver to deliver a meal each day to three people in the Athea area. Two are in Markievicz Park and one in Upper Athea. For more information please contact  068-42533 or 087 6758762.

Knockanure Comm. Centre Meals on Wheels service. Meals €6 each/€40 per week (7 dinners), contact Nora 087-7476717 or Mary 087-6328104.

MASS: The annual November Mass for all those who died in the hospital over the past year – on Monday 1st November at 7.00pm in St. Johns, Tralee. This Mass will be live streamed for those unable to attend in person. or

DEATH of Jack  Stackpoole, Lower Athea, Athea, Late of Aughrim, Moyvane, Died unexpectedly at his residence on 20th October 2021. Predeceased by loving wife Bridie, brothers Henry & Tommy, sisters Sr. Mary, Nora, Bridie and Ann, sister-in-law Mary (B.B.) Sheahan. Jack is survived by sons John, Tom, Dan & Peter, daughters Hannah & Helen, sister Kitty (London), daughters-in-law Bernie, Margaret, Lily & Marie, sons-in-law Andrew & Mike, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea on Sunday (24th October) at 12 noon, burial immediately after in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea.

DEATH of Micheál Fitzmaurice, Lower Aughrim, Moyvane, on October 21st, 2021. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Kit, brothers James and Jerry, sister Bridie and his nephew Hughie. Survived by his wife Eileen, daughter Bridget, sons Gerard and Kieran, grandchildren Jack, Annie Kate, Abban, Rían and Eve, brothers Seán, Brendan, Eamon and Jody, sisters Christina and Ann, daughters-in-law Joanne and Jane, son-in-law Darragh, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, former work colleagues of E.S.B Tarbert, neighbours and friends. Funeral arriving to the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on Monday at 11.45 a.m, with the Requiem Mass for Micheál being celebrated at 12 noon, with burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane. Donations, if desired, to Ard Chúram Day Care Centre, Listowel.

DEATH of Brendan Kennelly (poet and Professor Emeritus, TCD) Ballylongford, and Trinity College Dublin on 17 October 2021. Son of the late Timmie Kennelly and Bridie Ahern, father of the late Kristen (Doodle) and brother to the late Colm and John. Brendan is survived by his brothers and sisters, Alan, Mary (Kenny), Nancy (McAuliffe), Paddy and Kevin, grandchildren Meg, Hannah and Grace, sisters-in-law Rena, Brenda, Kathleen and Marion, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family, his wide circle of friends, and his former colleagues at Trinity College Dublin. Funeral Mass was held in the Church of St Michael the Archangel, Ballylongford, on Wednesday 20 October, followed by burial in Lislaughtin Cemetery, Ballylongford.

The Mass will be livestreamed on OGormans Memorial Video Services – Home | Facebook

A public memorial will be held to celebrate Brendan’s life in 2022.

“Deepest sympathy to the Kennelly family on their sad loss. Hard to believe it’s 53 years since he gave me a very warm welcome to Trinity. Brendan’s lectures were a joy to attend and he always brought laughter into the room while imparting his love of language and literature. Great memories will be treasured by all who were fortunate to enjoy his company. May he rest in peace”.

Dick Spring

DEATH of Father Norman Davitt SVD, who celebrated his 100th birthday on 29 March, died on Saturday 16 October 2021 in Donamon, Co Roscommon, after 80 years in religious life.

ANNIVERSARIES: Brendan Harnett, Denis Leen, Jimmy Mulvihill, Elizabeth O’Dowd, Tim Cantillon, Maurice Collins, Node Guiney, Patrick Healy, David Stack, James Moody, Breda Dore, Marie Buckley, Sean McMahon, Jamie McCoy, Jack Kennelly, Sr. Nuala O’ Leary, Michael McNamara, Eileen Hannon, Moira Donohue, Norah Fitzgerald, Mass  Saturday 23rd Oct. Moyvane for Nora O’Donoghue RIP

(nee Leahy) and Baby Leah RIP at 7.30pm; Sunday 24th Oct.  Knockanure for Sean McMahon RIP

Carrueragh at 9.30am, and Moyvane 24th Oct. for People of the Parish at 11.00am.

Monday 25th Oct.’21 NO MASS                 ; Tuesday 26th Oct. Moyvane a Private Intention at 7.30pm; Wednesday 27th Oct. at  Knockanure a Private Intention at 7.30pm; Thursday 28th Oct. Moyvane for Breda Dore, 1st Anniversary at 7.30pm and mass on Friday 29th Oct. at Knockanure a Private Intention at 7.30pm.

FESTIVAL; Moyvane Development Association, 28th Moyvane Village Festival

After the disruption of last year due to Covid-19 we are delighted to resume our annual festival this BH weekend. Preparations are being finalised for the weekend and hopefully we will have fine weather to safely allow everyone enjoy the activities to the full. Considering the current risks, we’re going to focus this year’s efforts on outdoor activities on Sunday 24th and BH Monday 25th of October. Sunday will see a Vintage Tractor Run with Registration at the Community Sports Hall from 12 noon. The ever-popular Dog Show, open to all classes, will take place at 1.30pm in the Church Car Park. Following this, the Kiddies Tractor Run will take place at 2pm, also in the Church Car Park.

BH Monday will kick off with 6k run & 3k walk from the Community Sports Hall. Fancy Dress optional, with prize for best Fancy Dressed Runner & Walker. Registration from 9.30am to 10.15am.

The North Kerry Harriers 1st Hunt of the Season leaves the village at 12md.

Moyvane Development Association (MDA)

COOKERY Course at Listowel Family Resource Centre starts Nov. 1st, details from 068 23584.

PARISH YOUTH GROUP Listowel – Full of activities for all 11 + years old! would you like to join or find out more call Brian on 0874545409.

ADORATION Listowel takes place every Wednesday straight after 10.3am. Mass until 1.00 p.m.  Should a funeral takes place on the day there will be no adoration.

DANCE: Afternoon Tea Dance at Kilcooley’s Ballybunion on October 31st from 3pm.

BINGO- 2 pm at the GAA grounds in Abbeyfeale every Sunday. All profits from the Bingo on October 31st will be going to the Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights Committee.

WALK: Healthy Athea invites you to join us at Páirc na nGael, Athea for a community walk/run each Tuesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm.

SIAMSA Tíre are offering Adult Singing Workshops with the Irish National Opera on Thurs. 18th Nov from 7pm – 9pm.  You don’t need to have any experience of singing, reading music or of opera to take part. Just an enthusiasm to try something new. The Sea Shanties workshop is an ideal workshop for people who enjoy singing in groups. Contact or call 066-7123055 to book.  Cost €15.

CHOIR: The Kingdom Gospel Choir is recommencing on Friday, November 5th, at 8pm in the

Friary Church Killarney. New members welcome. For more information contact Caoimhe

on 0870669858.

PLANS: Kerry County Council has published an Economic Recovery Plan to help support and guide the county through the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and to help stimulate and support economic recovery and activity in the county. Comment, there are plans for housing, for Health, for Agriculture, Climate Change, etc., ask the ordinary man on the street, he has seen the failure of most of the plans compiled by experts, so far.

BOOK: Kerry Writers’ Museum, Listowel launched a new book by Dingle based writer Luke Eastwood on Saturday October 23rd. Published by The History Press, Samhain: The Roots of Halloween delves into the ancient past and uncovers the history of this festival in Britain, Ireland, and Brittany, including the forgotten goddess Tlachtga and the sacred temple of the Druids in Co. Meath, where the first Halloween fires were lit.

GOLDEN JUBILEE—Best wishes to Anne and Tom O’Keeffe of Upper Athea who celebrated their Golden Jubilee.

QUIT SMOKING: For further information contact 065-6865841. A counselling service to support parishioners who wish to stop smoking is now available at St Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale, contact 065-6865841.

RAMBLING House resumes in Ballylongford on 31st Oct. from 6 to 9pm.

HOLY Souls; Indulgences for the Holy Souls avail of Confession and receive Holy Communion between the 1st and 15th November. Also, one has the choice to visit a Cemetery and
pray the Creed, one Our Father, one Hail Mary and a Glory be to the Father.

Prayers in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh – Sunday, November 7th 3.45 p.m. (lasting just 10 minutes long irrespective of weather conditions) All are welcome.

THEATRE: St. John’s Listowel Friday 29th October at 8pm- Iron Annie Cabaret is a celebration of music, theatre and literature.

FREE Online Sessions for Children Dance Residency with Monica Munoz

Twelve online dance sessions for children aged 4 to 10 will focus on building self-confidence, discovering expression, Thursdays from the 4th of November to the 9th of December.

Four online sessions of dance and movement for early years classes for parents and children aged 2 to 4, using props and materials that everyone has at home. Saturdays from the 20th of November to the 11th of December.

A dance programme to connect with primary schools in January and February. Online and live dance experience. Parents and schools who are interested in signing up for these classes should contact Monica at [email protected]

GLIN teenager Cillian Mulvihill is a third year student at Tarbert Comprehensive School. Scored for the Republic of Ireland U16 side in their Victory Shield success over Northern Ireland in Belfast recently.


TINTEAN Theatre; Golf tournament held recently to raise funds to get Tinteán Theatre up and running again


DEBRA Ireland Kerry Challenge 2021 will take place from Friday, November 5 to Sunday, November 7, inclusive. This 75K three-day challenge helps raise funds to ease the pain of E.B. ( Epidermolysis Bullosa).

MISSION Hospitals;  Make a gift to maintain Mission Church-run hospitals and clinics in underserved areas worldwide. Give today!

There are 6,400 Church-run hospitals and small clinics in Africa, and 4,700 in Asia, where those who are poor and sick are provided loving care by missionaries of the Pope’s Missions.

PRAY: Drink from your own well (St Bernard of Clairvaux) Presented by Fr Seamus O’ Connell on Learning to pray the scriptures from your life, an introduction to the reading, reflection and prayer of the Gospels for anyone who seeks a way towards hope, wisdom and faith in day to day life. 1st Nov 7.30pm – 9pm (zoom) and Saturday 13 Nov. 1.30 -4.00pm, Tralee and Zoom
To REGISTER: email [email protected] Please put ‘ Lectio Divina’ in Subject line.

HELP: available free an advice assistant to help and support you to fill in your property Tax Form should you require this assistance. Mary is available at Duagh – call 0877826432 to make an appointment.

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry is asking the public not to visit the hospital unless there are exceptional circumstances. Because of increased infection-control measures.

MEDITATION/RELAXATION on Thursday 28th October in the Room of Light, Ballybunion Community Centre at 7.30 p.m.  Contact Grainne: 087 9762862.

PADRE Pio November Devotions Castleisland Tuesday 16th November 7.30pm. November – month of “The Holy Souls”   It is their time, their space.    They May need our prayers. Don’t let the Sadness of Parting destroy the Special Memories. Witness –  by Fr Mossie Brick.

GUIDE  DOGS  FOR  THE  BLIND Garden Planting and Cookery Demonstration hosted by Ballyseedy Home & Garden in aid of the Tralee Branch of the Irish Guide Dogs for  the  Blind  on  Saturday  30th October  12  –  4pm. Limited tickets available, €25 each. Please text 087-6686275 or email [email protected].

BUDGET; IFA claims that the reduction in the farmer flat rate VAT refund from 5.6% to 5.5% would cost farmers €7 million a year”. €22 million will go towards the Bord na Móna Peatlands Rehabilitation Scheme in 2022, and €11 million will fund climate research to enable Ireland to meet its renewable energy targets and climate commitments.

Some people are forecasting that the government will fund farmers to produce less and less, in order to reduce emissions, while other countries, will increase production to make up for our decrease.

RALLY: Banna Beach Resort Kerry Winter Stages Rally on November 6th / 7th following a four year break. The Rally back to the North Kerry area, will provide a boost to the local economy with over 140 competing crews.

MUSIC: Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival, Castleisland, Friday 22nd – Monday 25th October  2021


MISSION: We cannot but speak….. (Fr. Michael P.O’ Sullivan, Intercom October 2021.)

After the first World War, Pope Benedict XV invited Catholics to bring light to a world devasted by conflict. By virtue of their baptism, all Catholics were called to be missionary minded, and missionaries needed to be men and women of God. His successor Pope Pius X1 made the second last Sunday of October a day dedicated to ‘the missions’ that is a special day to pray for and assist missionaries in their call to ‘go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News’. Over a century has passed since this missionary call gave a fresh impetus to the Church to ‘go out to the whole world.’

ARMY: 30 soldiers from Limerick are going to the Middle East next month for a six months with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

HAWS are plentiful an ripe now, but the sloe is in places decaying long before they are ripe.

BIRDS: exodus of Swallows, Martins, Swifts, Warblers and Terns (amongst others), and expect over 50 water bird species from northerly latitudes to arrive in Ireland to winter here.

PETITION: In preparation for these UN meetings a petition known as the Healthy Planet, Healthy People Petition which has been endorsed by the Vatican Department for Integral Human Development and is now available at for dioceses, parishes, and individuals to sign. It is envisaged that this petition with signatures will be presented by Pope Francis to the Presidents of these upcoming UN conferences.

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT WEEKEND, 5th – 7th November 2021 Restore Communication, Renew Commitment and Rekindle Romance. This is an online experience (using Zoom), starting on Friday evening at 8pm and ending on Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm. Details

TIDAL Energy; GKinetic Energy of NCW, has been named as one of twelve ocean innovations short-listed for two $100,000US awards. Finalist for the 2021 Wallenius Wilhelmsen Orcelle(r) Award. GKinetic are developing a floating tidal energy device called the GKinetic OC1 turbine. Between 2015 and 2017 GKinetic were awarded two grants through the Prototype Development Fund amounting to €195,162. The projects concerned the design and tow testing of the 1:10 scale tidal turbine device in Limerick docks.


PROJECT: Proposals to build a new power plant and gas storage facility in Ballylongford is supported by the County Council. The project is based at Kilcolgan Lower and Ralappane, Ballylongford on the Shannon Estuary. A number of Councillors said this project was vitally important for the area and local economy. Only one Councillor voiced opposition to the project at the Council meeting.

PHOTO: Second successive forest photo competition, ‘Celebrating Our Forests and Wood Use’, which will run over October and November 2021. ‘Celebrating Our Forests and Wood Use’ is a two-themed competition that will highlight both the autumnal beauty of our forests and the multiple uses and applications of wood in our lives. Please submit your entry to [email protected]

BROADBAND: €225 million has been allocated in budget to continue the roll-out of the high-speed broadband network next year.

VIRTUE Club’ launch will take place at Cocktail Heist at Croí Restaurant, Princes Street, on Thursday, October 28, from 7pm to 11pm. Entry is free, but booking is essential on 066-7120685.

EPILEPSY; 40,000 people living with epilepsy in Ireland today. Traditionally Rose Week would be characterised by volunteers selling Rose Pins in communities across Ireland….we have an alternative! You can now Plant a Virtual Rose in your county to show your support. Please contact [email protected].

EU TRAVEL free: DiscoverEU is an initiative of the European Union based on a proposal from the European Parliament, which aims at offering young people aged 18 years old a travel experience that will enable them to take advantage of the freedom of movement in the European Union, discover the diversity of Europe while travelling, learn about European cultural heritage and history, connect with people from all over the continent and ultimately discover themselves.

Under this initiative, the European Commission is going to select at least 60 000 young people meeting the eligibility criteria described below. Young people can apply on the European Youth Portal. The application period will be open on Tuesday 12 October 2021 at 12:00 (CEST) until Tuesday 26 October 2021 at 12:00 (CEST).

AWARDS:  Aidan O’Carroll of Avalanche Designs in Ballyduff is nominated in the Best Small Agency category. The Digital Media Awards, now in their 18th year take place at the Convention Centre in Dublin on November 12, hosted by Tom Dunne.

PLANE: THE world’s largest aircraft, the Antonov AN-225 arrived at Shannon Airport which the only airport in Ireland capable of accommodating the plane, it has landed at Shannon five times recently.


Listen to the founder of Mothers First tell the remarkable story of how the project started in 2004. As a farmer’s son in rural Ireland, his passion for traveling roads less travelled found Pat Mc Mahon lost in a slum area in the city of Varanasi, Northern India. Walking through the narrow streets, someone caught his eye.


TALK, Living with Grief and Loss; Finola Cunnane, a St. Louis Sister from Dublin, has worked and lectured in the fields of education, spirituality, scripture, theology, pastoral care, counselling and retreat work.  Having gained a Ph.D from Fordham University in New York, she has held lecturing positions with Dublin City University, Dublin, Fordham University, New York and St. Michael’s College, Vermont and has also lectured and given retreats in Canada, Malta, New Zealand and West Africa. Finola is widely published. Her first book was published in 2004 and since then she has written over a hundred articles. Join us for the webinar on Thursday Nov 4th, 8.00pm – 8.30pm, see diocese of Kerry site for more.

SHARE: Daughters of Charity – Disability Support Services Would you like to share your home and your heart with a child with disabilities?

Have-a-Break is a Home-Based Respite Service which facilitates children with disabilities going to the home of a Carer for Short Breaks. This could be for a day, a night or even a few hours depending on your availability; Experience of caring in any capacity is not essential but can be beneficial , Training and Support is provided. Payment will also be provided depending on level of involvement. For more information please contact Catherine O’Sullivan, Have-a-Break Coordinator Daughters of Charity Lisnagry, on 087-4132888 or 061-501438 or email

LIMERICK MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION:  Please call 061 446786 and we would be happy to chat to you. We are available from Mon – Thurs 11am-4pm.  Email [email protected]


CHILDREN: In Finland, children  start formal schooling at age seven, aren’t subject to standardized testing, and get at least one hour of physical activity a day, broken into 15-minute free-play breaks every hour, outside no matter the weather.

Sicilian Catholic diocese suspends naming of godparents at baptism for 3 years, often those who were selected by families to be the godparents or Confirmation sponsors do not meet the canonical requirements for the role.

NEW MEDIA: Donald Trump is to launch of his own social network after being banned from both Facebook and Twitter. The network will be named TRUTH Social, he is forming a new company called the Trump Media & Technology Group.

FLEADH FEST – Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

The second day of competitions at #Fleadhfest, featuring the Concertina. Instrumentalists and singers from all around Ireland and abroad take part in the competitions, which were streamed across Fleadhfest social media platforms throughout the second weekend of the festival. Fleadhfest  replaces #FleadhCheoil na hÉireann for 2021. For the full lineup of competitions, concerts and acts, please visit


How to Play the Concertina



Presentation to Brendan Kennelly Jan 2017

RECEPTION: The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, gave a reception for Brendan Kennelly on Saturday, January 21 next at 2pm, in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford. Writers Week also made a presentation.



Photo Brendan Kennelly, Ballylongford 2017




New York NY Irish American Advocate 1916-1918 – 0245.pdf

. Finn and Walsh—June 6, 1916, (with Nuptial Mass), at the Parish Church – Crusheen

It was reported at Newry that a boy of 14,’named Waterfield, of Tullyawe district, had contracted spotted fever, the first case in 19 years.


By the death on the 23d ult. of Mr. P, Cantillon. R. D, C. Glendahalin, Ballyheigue, one more familiar figure has disappeared from the public life of North Kerry. Connected with every popular movement during the last 40 years Mr. Cantillon by his energy and enthusiasm had no unimportant part In bringing about the many reforms which have in recent years so improved the lot of the rural population. ————————-

Hickie and McMahon —June 6, 1916, at St, Joseph’s, Berkeley St., (with Nuptial Mass), by the Very Rev. Canon Downing, P, P., Edward, youngest son of the late Michael Hickie, Ballybunion, to Nell, second daughter of James McMahon, Hewson Villa, Ballybunion.


In the presence of a large attendance, the remains were received at Newcastle-West Station by Monsignor Hallinan on arrival from Dublin of the late Mr. Daniel Cregan, buyer of the costume and mantle departments M’birney and Co., and formerly of Cleary and Co. ( buried Ardagh).

The death has occurred at Abbeyfeale of Mrs H Moynihan, mother of Rev. Dr. Moynihan. D. D., President. St. Thomas’s University, St. Paul’s, U. S. A.; and of the Very Rev. Dr. J. Moynihan and Rev. F. Moynihan, also of St. Paul’s.

The Newbridge branch of A.O.H. of which he had been an active member, passed a vote of condolence with the relatives of the late Mr. M. C. O’Connor, accidentally shot in the Phoenix Park during the rising. A native of Ballyhahill, County Limerick, he was a former Professor at St. Thomas’s College, Newbridge.


Mrs. Harry Koenigs, late of Killarney, who has written to the press replying to statements of Sir Morgan O’Connell regarding her husband, was formerly Miss Kitty O’Connor, of Knocknagoshel, where she has a large number of relatives.

A keen canvass among the western D. C’s. Is at present in progress to promote the candidature of Dr. Curtin and Dr. Cremin for the vacant Union Dispensary medical officership at Newcastle West.


The council of the the Southern Law Association have unanimously passed a resolution congratulating Dr. H. A. Wynne on his appointment as Chief Crown Solicitor.


As every one who read the evidence as presented at the inquiry anticipated, the general court-martial which tried Captain Bowen-Colthurst, found him guilty of the murder of Messrs. Francis Sheehy Skeffington, Thos. Dickson and Patrick M’Intyre, and also found the officer insane at the time that he committed these acts. ——————————

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1916-1918 – 0312.pdf

Arrangements are almost complete for the athletic carnival and demonstration being at Ulmer Park Sunday August 27th.

Returned Yank: It is of one of those exceptions that this notice is written.  One of the children, a tiny Coleen of 6 or 7 years was immediately brought away to the States’ by a relative; for 13 weeks they were tossed around the Atlantic in a sailing vessel until at last the port of New York was made, and finally the tiny traveller and her faithful guardian reached Pittsburgh, Pa.; where other, friends and neighbours from North Kerry had already settled. Reared and educated In Pittsburgh this child of the Irish ‘race became an American of the Americans, and the memory of the cruel scenes which her child eyes had seen in her native home were soon effaced. Some 20 years later while the Civil War was still raging a splendid type of young Irish manhood, one of the O’Riordan’s of Emly, County Tipperary, the champion handball player of—————- (They married and all the children died young, the last child was weak and doctor advised them to go back to Ireland, and the weak son became a travel agent in Limerick — See paper for long story).




ST JOSEPH: Another great treasure in this Year of St. Joseph has arrived for everyone. From now through Nov. 21, ABC affiliates throughout the country will be showing St. Joseph, Our Spiritual Father, a film produced the Knights of Columbus.



‘Building for a Creative Future 2024’ builds on the momentum in the screen industry as it continues to enjoy growth and success despite the challenges faced over the course of the pandemic. In the first six months of 2021 the industry contributed an estimated €289 million to the economy and directly supported over 12,000 jobs.



HEALTH Conference; Limerick will host the World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) World Rural Health Conference in June 2022.  “Our theme, ‘Improving Health, Empowering Communities’ will explore how communities can be empowered to improve their own health and the health of those around them. We hope to do this by hearing from 1000+ participants from all over the world in various sectors, including Health, Science, Engineering, the Arts, and NGOs of all shapes and sizes. This action oriented conference is intended to foster a high level of meaningful dialogue and cooperation amongst stakeholders,” asserted Dr John Wynn-Jones, a renowned global GP leader who chairs the Conference International Advisory Group.



FLU: Glasnevin Trust Assistant Professor in Public History and Cultural Heritage, School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin, Dr Georgina Laragy (PhD) reports from a Nov 13 2018 conference on the flu of 1918-19 and asks what can be learned from the devastating pandemic



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