knockanuare notes nov 7

REMEMBERING our dead; Harnett’s Funeral Home has displayed on its window a selection of memoriam cards collected by the late Moss Harnett from the 1950s to the 1990s. Hundreds of more memorial cards can be found on  and at  and at

GRANTS: EIRGRID recently announced that they are giving E205,000 to 15 successful applicants in the Tarbert, Knockanure and Moyvane area. Full list are on their website.

FROST on last Wednesday morning was severe for the time of year, it did not last long.

HELP: St. Vincent de Paul: Helpline.  Please call (086)  012 8389 for any assistance.

Support Line for Older People is opens seven days a week, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818222024.

WORLD Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on Sunday 15th November

SYMPATHY to Tom & Pat Moore, Glenalappa & Nenagh and to the Dalton family, Beale on the death of their uncle Mick Culhane whose funeral took place recently in Glin.

DEATH of Norah Fitzgerald Keale, Athea, who died in New York on 31st October 2020. Predeceased by her parents Jack & Nellie. Survived by brothers and sisters, Kathleen (USA), Mary Ita (Clare), Michael (Dublin), Eileen (England), Sean (Athea) & Pat (Templeglantine), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, and grand-nieces. She worked at the United Nations in the 80s.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mai Lane, John Eymard O’Connor, SR. M Ita O’Connor, Betty Histon, Paddy Flavin, Christina Scanlon, Elizabeth O’Connor, Patsy Flynn, Sr. Eithne Finucane, Margaret Forde, Helmuit Kostal, Ann Barry, Bridie Meade, Johnny Collins, Gus Cremin, Harold Sheahan, Michael White, Robert Corridan, Mass Moyvane; Sat 7th at 7.30pm for          Neilie Flynn, Abbeyfeale & l/o Kilmorna (Rec Dec)

(brother-in-law to Denis Flavin, Kilmorna);  Sun 8th  at 11.00am for Holy Souls (all on November List);

Mon 9th at 7.30pm for Tim O’Connor, Inchamore & Sligo (Anni) -Parish Radio; Wed 11th  at 7.30pm for Bibi Dillon,Barragougeen, 40th Birthday Remembrance; Sat 14th at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (all on November list), and Mass on  Sun 15th at 11.00am for Noreen O’Driscoll, Farranree, Cork (Anni). Mass Knockanure on  Sun 8th  at 9.30am for  the Holy Souls (all on November List);  Fri 13th mass  at 7.30pm for Robert Connor, Kilbaha (Anni), and  Sun 15th, mass at 9.30am  Holy Souls (all on November List).

WEED: Japanese Knotweed, the best way to deal with it, spray at the fall of the year when the flowers are dying back, according to reports.

BADGER: Farmers are being asked by the Department of Agriculture to inform them of badger activity

METHANE emissions from Irish cattle is greatly exaggerated, according to Professor Myles Allen from Oxford University.

ADVISERS: 800 agricultural advisers are to be trained to help farmers with their wellbeing and health.

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.

MURHUR NATIONAL SCHOOL:  is now accepting enrolment application forms for Junior Infants of September 2021. Application forms can be found on the school website at or you may contact [email protected] for further information. Alternatively parents can contact the school office on (068) 49522.

ART Competition closing date 2 Dec 2020. Details

KNOCK SHRINE; Weekly Vigils for November: Online every Friday Evening at 7pm.

FREEPOST is available for letters going to Nursing Homes, at present.

WALKING in the locality, was very popular during the first lockdown, now that the novelty has passed, very few newcomers have persisted. Generally only the devoted walker is still practicing.

Many living alone would welcome help, if it is offered.

MISSING this year Tralee Circus Festival, Set Dancing in Killarney, and Listowel Food Fair.

TARBERT Comprehensive 1st year applications closing date 12th Nov.,    more on their website.

COURSES: Kerry College Courses in formation at 066 714 9696, or on line. Colaiste na Riochta deadline for applications 23 Nov 2020, call 068 210 23, or visit their site.


COVID-19 – 25 Creative Church Ministry Ideas.

Dr. BEGG: Drawing attention to the shocking unemployment figures recently published by the CSO, Dr Begg said, “Unemployment volumes and rates for the end of June were 531,412 persons and 23.1% respectively. By the end of July this had improved somewhat to 386,935 and an unemployment rate of 16.7%. Before the pandemic the unemployment rate was down to 5.2%.” He emphasised,

VOTE: 112 years ago – 4 November 1908 – the Irish Women’s Franchise League began in the home of Hanna and Francis Sheehy-Skeffington.

SHANNON recently celebrated the 75th anniversary of their first Transatlantic Flight, Shannon Airport Group supports about 46,000 jobs.

CONCERTS are being held for people in care homes, it consists of a one hour concert in the open air, with doors and windows open to enable residents, both see and hear the entertainers.

HISTORY LECTURES: Kerry Writers’ Museum in conjunction with Listowel and District Historical Society, presents a series of history lectures throughout the year.  Each lecture focuses on a particular aspect of local history or commemorates significant anniversaries in Irish and international history.

AWARD: The Heritage Council’s Heritage Hero Award celebrates someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the protection and promotion of heritage in Ireland.

This year’s winner is historian and author Sharon Slater from Limerick.  Sharon has worked tirelessly over the years in local history research in Limerick.  As well as writing books on Limerick’s history, she established

INDULGENCE: This year, the Vatican decreed that a plenary indulgence can be obtained on any day in November. The second plenary indulgence is connected to the Feast of All Souls’ Day on Nov. 2, and can be received by those who piously visit a church or oratory on that day and recite the Our Father and the Creed. The Vatican said that this plenary indulgence has also been extended and is available to Catholics throughout the month of November to reduce crowds. Both indulgences must include the three ordinary conditions and full detachment from sin.

BOOK: The Knights of Glin: Seven Centuries of Change, Edited by Tom Donovan, Glin Historical Society, 463pp, €50. First Knight’s wife was, a Culhane. The Costello’s of Killeany fostered all the Knights from 1500 onwards, The sister of Edmund, Knight of Glin, and her husband, commissioned in 1521 the Lislaughtin Crucifix, now in the National Museum.

POETRY: The Stinging Fly is now open for poetry submissions for our 2021 issues.

Poetry submissions are now being taken, and will be considered until midnight, November 30th, 2020.

Fiction submissions will be considered from December 14th, 2020 until midnight, January 8th, 2021.

REFLECTION: The Diocese of Kerry will host a webinar, November – A Time for Reflection with Fr Jim Cogley, priest, woodturner and psychotherapist on Monday 9 Nov 8pm – 8.30pm. He will focus on remembering our departed and explore how unresolved loss can affect every area of our lives.  To register, check out or the diocesan Facebook page.

Elizabeth Garry Brosnan

Living with our Grief and Loss – Monday, November 16th @ 8.00 pm

Elizabeth encourages supports and challenges people to live life, their one precious life, to the full, through her coaching, supervision and facilitation. Elizabeth is the founder of EGB Soulpreneurs, a Professional Supervisor, Life and Business Coach and NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer. See Kerry diocese site for details.

CORK International Film Festival news and programme developments.

RABIN: 25 years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated because he was building a world where the Jewish State and her neighbours could live side-by-side in peace.

ALFRED EMANUEL SMITH, Sr. and Catherine T. Mulvihill

Posted on January 19, 2012         by jacadigan

Having followed the Mulvihill family as far we can and/or down to those living, whom I will not name for privacy resons, I am returning to the direct descendants.  Alfred Emanuel Smith, born in 1839, veteran of the first months and the first battle of the Civil War, former volunteer fireman, widower with a 5 year old daughter being raised by his in-laws in Brooklyn, is living in 1870 in the home of William and Catherine Wall at number 9 Hamilton Street between Catherine and Market Streets, 7th ward, occupation, cartman.  We know from research done by Christopher Finan, that Smith kept his horses in a stable at the rear of the Dover Street home of the Mulvihill’s, a family he would know through his association with Peter H. Mulvihill of the same Liberty Hose Company Alfred had served with prior to the creation of the paid FDNY in 1865.  Catherine Mulvihill was employed as a “hoop skirt maker” in 1870 and was 20 years old, ten year Alfred’s junior.

SAINT  Martin of Tours (316 – 397) – Feast Day 11 November.  St Martin was born in 316 at Sabaria, now called Szombathely in the country now called Hungary (Pannonia at that time).  His father was a pagan soldier and moved the family to Pavia in Italy when Martin was still quite young.  Martin bacame a Roman soldier there at the age of 15.  A few years later around 337 he was stationed in Amiens in France.  At that stage he was a catechumen and learning about Jesus Christ with a view to becoming a Christian.  One cold evening while riding his horse he approached the city gates of Amiens and came upon an old man who was scantily clad and begging for alms while freezing in the cold.  Martin took off his large Roman military cloak and cut it in two in order to give half of it to the old man.  That night he had a vision or dream in which he saw Jesus wearing the half-cloak which he had given to that old man.  He was baptised as a Christian shortly afterwards and left the Roman army.  He became a friend of St Hilary (300 – 368), the Bishop of Poitiers in France.  Martin lived in a monastery until he was elected Bishop of Tours in France in 371.  He continued to live a simple life and helped the poor in every way he could.  He died on 8 November 397 at Candes in France.  He is one of the Patron Saints of France.

FEAST of St. Laurence O Toole is celebrated on Saturday.  He is the Patron of the city of Dublin.  He was the first Irish born Archbishop of Dublin.  He died in Normandy in France aged 57.

ST PIO Prayer meeting Listowel last Friday;

MESSAGE from Karen; I have been presenting episodes of an Irish radio show here in Melbourne – it is on Community radio and they needed help during lockdown. The studio is shut so they needed people who could produce it themselves from home. I am working on one now for next Saturday, 14 November at 11am. You can listen to it live or it is available to listen to for 4 weeks after.

PAPERS: New York NY Irish American Advocate 1911 – 0202.pdf

June 11 1910


Sports; Dan Ahern’s leap of 48 feet 11.5 Inches was a fine feat on such ground, while Wilkinson showed that he has a foot to spare to beat, the next best. The Corporation of New Orleans has allotted $3,000 to aid in defraying the expenses of Northern athletes who are selected to compete at the A. A. U. championships which will be held in the Crescent City In October.


Paddy Leahy, holder of the British high jump record, 6 feet 4.75 inches, is out in Chicago, where he has been the Inspiration of the Irish Athletic Associations .Many of the chief Gaelic foot-ball and hurling clubs will be in line with the new organization which has applied for membership to the Cen-tral Body of the A. A. U. Leahy is not so tall as his well-known , brother. Con., who won the Olympic championship at Athens and the American national championship in 1907: He is of an athletic family, which has won, honours for Ireland in many lands. Pat. Leahy was a consistent adherent of the Gaelic Association and for years acted as handicapper for that body.


Con. Walsh and Matt. McGrath, the two Irish weight-throwing giants of the New York A. C. will toss off for that prize for the “56” for height since March 15′ at their Club games in Madison Square Garden,


Tom Goulding, who broke the mile walk record at Toronto last Saturday, is a son of Goulding, the fertilizer manufacturer, of Cork. His time was 6 minutes 24 2.5 seconds.


Irish exiles including a great many from Kerry, and, as there are no Irish County Societies in The Hub to attract the various players, all the “Barretts” from all the counties in Ireland are attracted to the greatest football teams there, which is the “Erin’s Hope,” and for that reason we think we are justified in saying that a game between all the Irish stars that have landed and made their home in Boston, and all the Kerry stars that have landed and made their home in New York, will be the greatest game ever played in Celtic Park,


prizes have been donated by prominent Kerrymen doing business in this city. Among them are Mr. John Morris, whose place of business at 133d street and Amsterdam avenue is largely patronized by the best class of Irishmen in that district; Mr. P. Parker, the millionaire wholesale and retail grocer, who has by simple honesty pushed himself to the very front In his line of business, and Mr. Denis Buckley, the well-known and popular undertaker, and all-round sport, of 547 Tenth avenue.



New York NY Irish American Advocate 1913-1915 – 0135.pdf

May 3 1913

Kerry Wedding; The marriage of Miss Margaret Stack of Newtownsandes. Co. Kerry, to Mr. Joseph Tabott of Oconomoc, Wisconsin, took place at St. Ambrose Church on Easter Sunday, the Rev. Father Sullivan officiating. The bride looked very charming in a gown of cream satin, trimmed with all-over lace. She wore a large white picture hat, and carried a handsome bouquet of bridal roses. Her niece, Miss Many McAvoy, was bridesmaid, and looked very pretty in pale blue silk and carried a large bouquet of lilies-of-the-valley. Mr. Tom Stack, brother, acted as best man. After the ceremony the bridal party returned home where supper awaited them. Among the guests present were Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Carr, Miss Anna Carr, Mr. and Mrs. McAvoy, Misses Mary, Helen and Marguerite McAvoy, Mrs. Scanlan, Master J. Scanlan, Miss Mary Scanlan, Mr. and Mrs. James Stack, Mr. Jack Stack, H. Goulding, S. Casey, J, B. Casey, Jerh. Casey. M. Casey, J., Ferris, Miss M. Ferris, Mr. and Mrs. Ferris, Mr. and Mrs. Denehy, Mrs. Enright; Mr. and Mrs. Carr, Mr. and Mrs. Hogan, Misses Mary C. Nellie, Nora and Kittie Casey, J. Fitzmaurice, Mrs. Bagby, etc., etc. Mr. Goulding sang in fine style “There is only one Ireland, Alanna,” “Sweet are the flowers that bloom in dear Kerry,” and several others. He is an excellent singer. Maurice Casey accompanied him on the mandolin.



New York NY Irish American Advocate 1913-1915 – 0679.pdf

25 July 1914

Passengers to Ireland; Daniel and Thomas Ferris, to Listowel. County Kerry; Miss Margaret Finnegan, to Tarbert, County Kerry; Miss Mary Quinn, to Drumlish, Co Longford; Captain Murray, on his annual visit to see his sister in New York, returning to his native home in Killarney;


The coming feast of Kerry dancing on August 8 at Sulzer’s Harlem River Casino and Park is already being looked forward to with anxiety. It will be the occasion of the annual autumnal picnic of the Kerry Men’s Patriotic and Benevolent Association.


Under the leadership of John E Redmond the centuries’ old struggle of the people of Ireland for national self-government is on the eve of victory. The battle has been won by constitutional means, and within the limits even of English law.


We crave gossip because we crave human connection.

It can be confusing to tell just exactly what gossip is. A lot of that is because we crave connection, and gossiping is a way to feel like we’re sharing intimacy.




“Echoes of Abbeyfeale” was produced and released as part of the Culture Project 2015 and is a comprehensive look at Abbeyfeale’s History, Folklore and Heritage. To view this magnificent booklet online, just click on the following link.



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