knockanuare notes -Sunday August 2nd 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI CHURCH KNOCKANURE:  Re-opened Sunday 2nd August  for private prayer and visitation and will be open daily from 11am to 3pm.  The resumption of the celebration of Mass commences on First Friday August 7th. .  First Sunday Mass is on August 9th at the new time of 9.30am. As with Moyvane, Sunday Masses will be relayed via a new tannoy system in the car park  Numbers in adherence to HSE & Government guidelines not to exceed 30 people.   Individually it’s three per seat. Family seats can have more than three per seat.   Please be guided by stewards.

St. Padre Pio & First Friday Evening Mass at 7.00pm in Listowel.

ROAD WORKS UPDATE – Reach Active Works: Minor works along the Kilmorna, Trien, Athea and Moyvane – Knockanure Roads next week, under stop and go/traffic light system. Jerry Clancy 086/6072159.

KN Works:  Minor works will continue on the L1010, Piermount, Bog line, and Moyvane Roads next week, under stop                  and go/ traffic light system.  For current project status contact Shane Sheehan on 087/9829576.


DEATH took place of Patrick Shanahan, Kilbaha, Moyvane, on Friday evening 24th July. Predeceased by his son John and brother Brendan. Sadly missed by his wife Kathleen, children Tom, Joanne, Karina, Padraig and James, grandchildren, Cara, Emily, Oisín, Seán, Cian, Aaron, Ellie, Katie, Conor, Aislinn, Aoife and John Patrick, brother John Joe, daughters in law, Patricia, Claire and Gina, sons in law, Aidan and Mark, brother in law John, sisters in law, Mary, Helen and Bridget, nieces, and nephews.

DEATH has taken place of occurred of Nellie Aherne, Dirreen, Athea, in her 95th year, on 30th July 2020. Predeceased by her parents William & Margaret, brothers Willie & Tom, sisters Nora, Bridie, Margaret, Kathy & Mai.

ANNIVERSARIES: Margaret Finucane, Leah Erin O’Donoghue, John P Walsh, John Purtill, Mary Kennelly O’Connor, Betty Griffin, Sr. Benedict Cotter, Sean Redmond, Dora Ahern, Paddy Casey, Pearl Dean, Nell O’Connor, Sr. Rosalie Enright, Mary Flaherty, Eileen McNamara, Lizzie Burns, Joe Kearney, Kitty Barrett, Fr. Noel Moran, Sr. Brendan Sheehy, Jerry Mulvihill, Eileen Ahern. Mass in Moyvane on Sat 1st  at 7.30pm for Jackie Lyons, Derry, Listowel; Sun 2nd  at 11.00am for Damien Lyne, Killarney (Rec Dec); Mass on  Sat 8th at 2.00pm for Esther & Seán Foley, Ashgrove (Mass of thanksgiving for their Golden Jubilee, 50 years of marriage) and  7.30pm Mass for Dora & Mossie Ahern, Kilbaha (Anni); Sun 9th at  11.00am for Pat Hayes, Clounbrane (Rec Dec). Mass  Knockanure – Friday 7th at 7.30pm for Ellen Collins, Lisaniskea (Anni), her husband Laurence & their son Maurice and Mass on Sun 9th  at 9.30am for a Special Intention (sick) (please note Mass time has changed to 9.30am.

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST FIRST HOLY COMMUNION:  The parents of the 2020 Scoil Chorp Chríost First Holy Communion class, have approached Fr. Kevin and the principal Mrs. Donegan, seeking approval for the forthcoming Holy Communion ceremony to take place in the Church of Assumption, Moyvane, in order to fully comply with social distancing guidelines and to allow siblings to attend. Fr. Kevin and Mrs Donegan have kindly agreed that this is a more suitable arrangement in these difficult times. The First Holy Communion will take place on Saturday the 12th of September at 11.30am in the Church of Assumption, Moyvane.

MURHUR N.S. FIRST HOLY COMMUNION:  This celebration will take place on Saturday 22nd August at  1pm in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane.  Both schools are actively communicating with parents regarding safe numbers for both celebrations.

CEMETERY MASSES:  As you are aware our Cemetery Masses have been cancelled for this year.  However, as this coming week, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday would have been the dates for these celebrations can I suggest the following:  Monday 3rd Ahavoher Cemetery – all who have loved ones buried in this Cemetery would light a candle at home and pray the Angelus either at 12noon or at 6pm.  In the same way on Tuesday for those buried in Knockanure Cemetery and on Wednesday for those buried in Murhur.  If these times are not suitable choose your own time but please honour it with prayer and if possible, a lighted candle in honour of the good men and women who have gone before us marked with the sign

of faith.  We pray that this year in particular they will pray for us in the presence of the Risen Lord that we will continue to be safe and well during these anxious times.  May they Rest In Peace.  A prayerful visit to either of our Churches would honour them in an extra special way.  Moyvane Church open from 10am to 5pm daily and Knockanure Church open from 11am to 3pm daily.

BOOK Masses (Months Minds & Anniversaries) Baptisms & Weddings during Office hours. Office times: Closed Mon 2nd; Open Tues 10am – 1pm; Closed Wed; Thurs 10am-12; Thurs 10-1.  068/49308.

EXHIBITION opened by Mr. Jimmy Deenihan of Mary Lavery Carrig’s, Wild Irish Wildflower Exhibition

took place at St John’s Theatre Listowel on Friday 31st July. The first event there since the closedown began in March.

RADIO: Horizons at 9 on Radio Kerry on 9 Aug-A Higher Power – Addiction. Local Stories of Addiction and how faith helped cope.

MASS TIMES:  The church in Abbeyfeale is now fully reopened and will seat 50 in the body of the church , 42 in one side aisle and 39 in the other.  All Masses will be stewarded and the church will be fully sanitised after each Mass .   Mass on Monday at 7pm,  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10am except if there is a funeral then Mass will be at 11am,  Mass on Saturday morning at 11am.  Vigil Mass on Saturday evening at 6.30pm and Sunday Masses at 10am and 12 noon.

FLOWERS are in full bloom along many road margins, pity the main roads are cut before the flower.

Dead head roses, as they prevent a second bloom. Hanging baskets in the village of Athea are looking great.

TOILETS: Now that most of the usual toilets are not accessible, it prevents many from going places, elderly men frequently need toilets. Surely the council could provide some basic urinals. Drinking water should also be provided, for people to fill their bottles.

HOME Schooling should also be practised this year for those who are capable of doing the job and it would relieve the schools and taxpayers of making provisions, which may to be discarded next year, it would be also good for the environment.

ROAD works costing E600.000 are to be carried out in the district according to recent reports, no breakdown on the cost of the actual roadwork. Many are complaining about the view at junctions being impaired by shrubbery.

LNG:  When the Corrib gas runs out we will be dependent on UK goodwill to supply us with gas.

FULL MOON on Aug. 3rd.

PHOTO Fest in Ballybunion beginning August 3rd.

GAA Athea; Tickets are now for sale for their Club Development Draw 2020. Tickets are €50 which covers entry into all 5 draws. Tickets can be purchased online through clubforce by following the link –

NOVENA: Father Richard Gibbons, the Rector of Knock Shrine, has announced that the National Novena to Our Lady of Knock is postponed until perhaps later this year, depending on latest Government guidance. The annual Novena began in 1977 and has continued in unbroken tradition since.

JOB VACANCIES –  in the Asdee Ballylongford Tarbert CE Scheme – Tidy towns assistant in Tarbert, Heritage & coffee shop assistants Tarbert Bridewell, Laundry and active retirement assistant in Ballylongford and a GAA Caretaker in Asdee. If you are interested in one of these jobs please contact Jackie Kissane in the Parish Hall Ballylongford or ring 086-3266991,  email No experience needed as full training will be provided. Ce eligibility and rates apply.

RADIO: Medical doctor, teacher in St. Patricks College Maynooth and Monk of Glenstal Abbey, Dr Luke MacNamara explores widely with Mary Fagan on Horizons Sunday 16 Aug at 9 am on Radio Kerry.

YOUTH 2020 : Summer E-Festival: (14th-16th August), Register Free on

or phone 00447539546149.

WALK: On the Saturday supplement of the Irish independent ‘travel addict’ Pol O Conghaile included The Knights Walk in Glin among the 25 Best Family Friendly Walks in Ireland. A 4km. walk that takes you through Glin Demesne, through the Rook Hall Wood and the Furry Hill Wood, rising up to ‘super views’ from Tullyglas Hill. Suitable for all ages the walk takes about 1.5 hours. The Knights Walk is just one of three walks included in The Glin Walking Heritage Trails. The Path and The Knockaranna walks take you along the Estuary with some beautiful scenery and a wide variety of flora and fauna.

VITAMIN D; Overall, obese older adults had much higher rates of vitamin D deficiency both in winter and summer (Figures 6-7). During winter, rates of vitamin D deficiency in the obese were 27.3% for those aged 55+ and 35.3% for those aged 70+ compared to 20.8% and 27.0% respectively for those not obese. Similar trends were also observed during summer


DIPLOMA: Interested in studying Theology in 2020? The one year, part-time Higher Diploma in Theological Studies at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth is now offered as a “Blended Learning” programme. Suitable for those with an undergraduate degree in any discipline (or equivalent), the course will run from September to May. The course  meets the Teaching Council’s requirements for the teaching of Religion in Secondary Schools. Closing date for applications: 14th August. For more information, please contact Barbara Mahon, Admissions & Marketing Officer, at [email protected] or 017084772


DOGS: Hamburg NY Erie County Independent 1885-1888 Grayscale – 0020.pdf

Dog-Stealing  as  a   Business.   Pittsburg Dispatch. Within   the  past  few  months   there   have    been    many   complaints   at   the   Pittsburg  and  Allegheny   Mayors’  offices  about, the  loss  of  dogs,  which,  the  owners  claim,   have   been  stolen.     In  conversation  with  an  officer   about  the  matter,   he   said:    “Yes,   dog-stealing   has gotten  to  be quite  a business.    The    fellows   who  follow  this   business   are   generally  the   lowest  of  thieves,  those  who   have   no   standing    even   among   their  own  companions.    Yes, they  are  after  the rewards.    When they  capture  a  dog   they   watch   the  papers  for  an  advertisement  and  will  then  take  the  animal  to  the  number  designated    and    secure   the   reward.  (see long article in paper)




New York NY Irish American Advocate 1937-1938 – 0156.pdf

17 April 1937


Mrs.    Mary   Lane-O’Connell,   of   Clash,  Abbeyfeale,   Co.  Limerick,  who  has  died  (94), was  a  sister  of  the  late  T.  O’Neill-Lane,  Paris  representative  of  a  number  of  British  and  American  journals.    O’Neill-Lane  was  also  the  author  of  an  Irish-English  dictionary,  and  of  several  smaller  works,  including  “The   Highways   and  Bye-Ways  of  Ireland.”


John  T.  Curtin,  Ballycommane,  Tournafulla,  whose  death  has  occurred   in   his   77th   year,   was   brother   of   the   late   Very   Rev.   Canon T.  Curtin, P.P.,  Croom, and  of  Sister  Mary  Dominic,  Sisters  of  Mercy,  Abbeyfeale.


Lands  at  Asdee   (North  Kerry),  comprising   105  acres,  have  been   divided   among   eight   allottees  by  the   Land   Commission.   One  allotment  was   refused,   and  one  was   retained   by  the   Land   Commission.    The  sum  of   £5,430  will  be  spent  on   improvements   of  land  and  buildings.    Also  divided  were  58  acres  and  100  acres  of  turbary  of  the  Dysart  marshes,  Lixnaw.


Since  you  left  the  dear  old homestead, when  the  tears  bedimmed  her eye, As  she pressed  you  to  her  loving heart, and  bid  you  that  sad  good-bye,  And  you  wandered  down  the  way,  to  get  aboard  the  train  That  took  you  far  from  mother,  and  the  cottage  down  the  lane.  SEAN  MURPHY,  860  Cauldwell  avenue. (See paper for more)



By T. D. Shanahan, Berkeley, Calif -To Thomas P. Dowling, who died in New York. March 20, 1937, aged 37 years, and now sleeps in Calvary Cemetery. He was a son to Matthew B. Dowling, ex- president of the Limerick Men’s Ass’n. R. I. P.


God’s will be done! And thou art dead—

Dear friend we lov’d so well!

Our heartfelt grief o’er your demise

Nor pen nor tongue can tell:

The kindly voice that, others cheered

When grief-clouds “dark hunger,

Alas, is hush’d in Death’s long Slot

And still’d for evermore!


April, 1937.


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1913-1915 – 0239.pdf

C July 1913

Harlem Gaelic Society


Correspondence   included    a    communication   from    Mr.   T.   O’Neill-Lane,  in   reference   to  the   publication   of   his   new   English-Irish    dictionary.    Mr.  O’Byrne  spoke  highly  of  the  book  and  advised  those  who  wanted   a   valuable  aid  to  their  studies  to   purchase   one.    The  Society   decided   to  add   one   of  the  books to  its  library.    One  member  also  signified   his  intention   of  becoming  a  subscriber.    The  corresponding  secretary   was  instructed   to   communicate   with    Mr.   O’Neill-Lane   accordingly.      A    letter    also   was    read    from   Dr.  Douglas  Hyde,   acknowledging  receipt   of  ten   shillings,   affiliation   fee,   from   the   secretary.     Andrew    J. O’Boyle.


Trip to Ireland; Mr.  Maurice Scannell,   to  Abbeyfeale,   Co.   Limerick;   Timothy   Fetton,   to   Abbeyfeale,   Co.   Limerick;  Mrs.  Annie  O’Connor,   her   sister,   Miss  Margaret   Mulvihill,   to   Ballybunion,    Co.   Kerry;


The  parishioners  and  friends   of  the  Church  of  Our  Lady  of  Good  Counsel,  East    Ninetieth    street,    will    hold    an    “old   home   week    and    country    fair”


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1913-1915 – 1076.pdf

The   death   is   announced,   after   a   short   illness, at  Tournafulla,   County Limerick of O Neill Lane. Author   Of “The  Highways’ and By ways  of Ireland  and of an Irish  dictionary.   His   English-Irish    dictionary  is  in  the  hands  of  the  printers  and  will   soon   be  published.  Mr.  Lane  was a  journalist  who occupied  for many  years  a  leading  position  in  Paris  as the representative  of  several   prominent  English  journals.


Uncle    Pat’s   Cabin   originally  was  published  in  1882 by  Gill  &  Son, of Dublin,  and its effect  on public  opinion  was  made  manifest   when  the  British  Parliament   shortly   afterward    passed    special   laws  for  the  benefit   of   Irish   agricultural  laborers  which  resulted In the  erection  of  thousands  of  sanitary  homes   for  these   formerly    neglected    people.    The author  In  rewriting the story ——-


For   several   months   past  we   have   had  dinned  into  our ears the wonderful   improvements   which   have made  in  the  appliances   for   human  destruction.    We  have   been  asked  to   place  on  a  high   pedestal  of  heroism  and  patriotism  those  who  have  shown  an  unusual  aptitude  for throat-cutting, and we have  been  called  upon  to  cheer  the  successes  of  those  with  whom we ,may  sympathize,  and to weep  over the miseries   caused  by  this   colossal  and  wholly  unjustifiable  war  until  we  have  grown  weary  of the dismal   record  of  military  effort  and disgusted  with the glory  arising  from,  wholesale   murder.


New York NY Irish American Advocate 1913-1915 – 0267.pdf

Aug 22 1913

Harlem Gaelic Society

the  reading   and  adopting   of   the   minutes  of  the  previous   meeting   the   correspondence   was  read,    which    O’Neill Lane  Tournafulla,   County   limerick,   acknowledging   receipt  of  fifteen   shillings    from   the   Society   for   his  new  English-Irish    dictionary.


22 June 1913

Constable   Wilson,   Moylough.   In reply   to   Mr.  Golding,   Crown   Solicitor,   who   prosecuted,   stated   that  on   April   6  the  defendant   came  to  the  barrack  and  gave  him the  following   leaflet:   “Irishmen!       It   is   absurd   to    talk    about  British  tyranny  In Ireland   when   you  Join,  or  let  your  sons,  brothers  or  friends  join  the  British  Navy  and the British  Array.     If  there  were  no  British  Army  and  no  British  Navy   there   would  be  no  British  Government   here   to  oppress  you.   If  there  were  a  weak  British   Navy   and   British   Army   the   British  Government  would  not be  able.  to   maintain   the  infamous   union  under   which   your   industries  have   been   ruined,   your    soil   given   over   to  the  bullocks,   your    population   cut    down    one-half,   and  your  taxation   increased   fivefold.      There    would    be    a     weak     British   Navy   and  Army   If  the   Irish   did  not  enlist,    The  Irish  are the  real  fighting;   element in British armed forces.





Templeathea Cemetery . There was also a church at Mount Temple in 1645, the present day townland of Templeathea. Ruin Church built 600-900 , destroyed 1580 and again broken down again in 1641

well is in Templeathea West, close to the old cemetery, and is called Tobermurry. Rounds are still made here on the 25th of March, 1st of May, 24th of June, 15th and 24th of August. In the past there was a pattern to St. Bartholemew on the 24th of August

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Templeathea Cemetery and Holy well



Bishop John J O’Connor going to Europe;

While I am in Europe I hope to enjoy myself hugely, visiting the scenes of my early life and meeting old friends. There are some however, that I will not see on this earth.” the bishop sadly said, “for they have passed away. Many changes have taken place even in the staid Old world during the quarter of a century that I have been away from it” Monsignor Stafford said that Bishop O’Connor would undoubtedly conduct the services and preach at least once In the Mechlin Cathedral, Belgium where he was ordained twenty-six years ago. Both be and Bishop O’Connor said they would probably remain in Europe until early In June when they would return home





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