by Jer Kennelly

CEMETERY MASSES:  The annual Cemetery Masses which were scheduled to take place on Monday 3rd August in Ahavoher, Tuesday 4th in Knockanure and Wednesday 5th in Murhur HAVE BEEN CANCELLED THIS YEAR DUE TO THE RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE WITH REGARD TO C19.  Please God they will resume again in August 2021.  Please convey this message to those outside the Parish that usually attend.

NEWS – The Government has issued new guidance for places of worship. Churches can now allow gatherings of greater than 50 people as long as the requirements of social distancing are adhered to.

KNOCKANURE CHURCH:   Due to the ongoing restrictions as a result of Covid-19 and the expense incurred in cleaning and related costs, the Church in Knockanure will remain closed until further notice.  The Church in Moyvane is open for both public & private worship.  The position will be kept under review. Thanking you for your understanding and co-operation.

MASS: Parishioners are encouraged to attend one Mass during the week as the dispensation from attending Mass on Sundays and Holydays of obligation remains in place until further notice.

KNOCKANURE GRADUATION:  Our prayerful good wishes and blessings to Sixth Class of Knockanure School who had their Graduation recently.  We wish them every blessing as they start their journey in secondary school and we thank them for the blessings, memories and in particular the good example they gave to all their juniors in the school.  The class of 2020 are as follows:  Cian Halton, Jack Buckley, Tommy Clancy, Rachel O’Connor, Chloe Moore and Brona O’Connor.

PARISH BBQ & THANKSGIVING DAY CANCELLED:  Our annual BBQ where we gathered after Mass to give thanks for all that is good in our parish community is cancelled this year.  Hopefully, please God it will be extra special next year.

WORKING WELL:  Volunteers who have come forward both as ushers and cleaners in Moyvane Church are working quite well.  If anyone would like to lend a hand to the aforementioned teams please contact the Office.

SCHOOL: At a recent Board of Management at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy were  passed – To The McElligott & Foley Family Kilmeaney on the death  of Hannah Keane

To The Prendiville Family Carrueragh on the death of Anne

To Joan & The  McEnery Family Tubbertooreen & Listowel on the death of Pat Joe McEnery

To The Buckley Family Moyvane & O’ Connor Family Direen Athea on the death of Bridget  Buckley.

SYMPATHY: To Mike & Bernadette Gliroy & family & Bridie Sheehan & family on the sudden death of Bernadette’s mother-in-law Margaret Gilroy, Sligo whose funeral took place recently in Sligo.  To Dermot Gallagher & family, Askeaton  on the death of his wife Kathleen.  Kathleen was a regular visitor to the Church in Moyvane and to social gatherings. We extend our sympathy to the Buckley and Keane families who are relatives here in the Parish.

DEATH: The brother of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, died on Wednesday July 1 2020, at the age of 96, the diocese of Regensburg has confirmed. Benedict XVI visited his brother in Regensburg last month after hearing he was seriously ill, and stayed in the diocese for four days during which the two brothers celebrated Mass together on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

DEATH occurred on 27 June 2020 of Martin Kennelly of Mylerstown Stud, Two Mile House, Naas, Kildare / Woodford Listowel. Husband of the late Sabina and father of Paul, Mary, Elizabeth, Martin and Sean.  Missed by his family, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter,

DEATH took place on 26 June 2020 of Tom Sheahan, Ballyline, Ballylongford and formerly of Leitrim Middle, Moyvane. Husband of Margaret for 59 years;  father of Mary, Thomas, Úna and Pat and grandfather of Patrick and Gerard, predeceased by his son-in-law Mike Barry; sadly missed by his brother Con, brother-in-law Willie, son-in-law John, daughter-in-law Joann, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Burial in St. Mary’s New Cemetery, Tarbert.

DEATH of Kathleen Dillon (née Hartnett), Duagh Village, on June 27th, 2020. Predeceased by her husband Mattie. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Brenda and Jerry, nephews, and nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: Joseph O’Keeffe, Bettie Moloney, Joe Woods McConville, John Patsy O’Sullivan, Sr. Rosario Weir, Brendan Finucane, Dan Broderick, Peg Vaughan, Michael Moloney, Mass Moyvane; Sat 4th at 7.30pm for Willie Pearse, Woodgrove (Months Mind); Sun 5th at 11.00am for Elsie Murphy, Ballyphehane, Cork (Anni); Tues 7th at  7.30pm for Tessie Mulvihill, Pol Line (Anni) & her  husband Denis their  son Ben; Thurs 9th at  7.30pm for Bridie Reilly (nee Fitzmaurice), Glasgow & l/o Leitrim Middle; Fri 10th at  7.30pm for James McNamara, Ballylongford, Birthday Remembrance RIP; Sat 11th at 7.30pm for Pat Joe McEnery, Tubbertoureen, Moyvane (Months Mind), and Mass on Sun 12th at 11.00am for Paddy Connolly, Glenagragra, Glin (Months Mind).

OFFERTORY BASKETS:  Very many thanks to all of you who continue to use the Presbytery letterbox to drop off your weekly offerings.  Starting this weekend there will be baskets at the exit doors of Moyvane Church where you might wish to drop your offerings if you are attending Mass.

MIGHTY JOHN RAISES €44,500:  Parishioner John McGrath, Ahalahana & Bruach na Gaile, has raised a whopping €44,500 through his soccer appeal for Kerry Hospice Foundation.  John is an inspiration to us all and amid all that he is going through he managed to put his heart and soul into fundraising which will benefit Kerry Hospice enormously and all who use the facilities.  Well done John, we are proud of you and all the family.  Continued prayerful blessings to you.

CONGRATULATIONS: To Fr. Seán Jones who celebrated his 2nd Anniversary of Ordination during the week and it was nice that he got an opportunity to lead Mass on RTÉ on Thursday.  Continued blessings to Seán.

DINNERS FROM KNOCKANURE:  It is planned to continue for the foreseeable future dinners Monday to Friday.  Thanks to chefs Paul and Gerry, all in the Centre and all who deliver them.

REACH ACTIVE WORKS: A full road closure will commence between Knockanure football pitch and Knockanure church from Monday 6th until Friday 24th of July. This will be a full 24 hour road closure with no through traffic allowed. Diversion routes will be in place via the Athea-Listowel Road, N69 and Coilagurteen Road. Local access only will be permitted up to the road closure locations from Bambury’s Cross and the Ahavoher Graveyard. Contact  Jerry Clancy at  086/6072159.

KN WORKS: Cable installation works will take place on the Moyvane-Tarmons road at Newtownsandes Co-op on Monday and Tuesday 6th and 7th of July. Cable installation will continue on the L1010 in Tarbert from Wednesday to Friday the 8th-10th of July.  Shane Sheehan 087/9829576.

THANKS TO SHANE:  Very many thanks to Shane who ensured that the Offertory Boxes were delivered on time for their commencement on Sunday.  He managed to get some helpers but overall his organisation was excellent to make sure that all got their Offertory Boxes on time.  If any parishioner would like to join this scheme you can phone Jacqueline and she will arrange to have a box delivered to you.  Thanks again Shane!

CONGRATULATIONS to Noreen and Michael Flavin who recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, they met in Listowel in 1968.

PHONE: A number of complaints are being expressed by locals on the response from a well-known providing company, the consumer appear helpless in dealing with them.

OBSERVATION:    “In mothercare the man – oh no it’s a woman – opposite me carefully removes her mask before “coughing, then replaces it.

TOASTMASTERS in Listowel held their last meeting outdoors.

CARE for ILL; Rev Bruce Pierce, Care for the ill and elderly Horizons on 12 Jul 2020, at 9 on Radio Kerry Sunday morning. Rev Bruce visited the diocese earlier this year, pre- covid. He talks on Horizons about his journey into hospital chaplaincy.

LEAKING local mains water pipe has recently been fixed after many months of leaking.

FAMILY DAY at Kiltegan cancelled this year, it was a day where everyone was welcome.

ACCIDENTS: Many have noticed the increase in severity of accidents in homes, since the lockdown, people are being encouraged or forced to take on work, unfamiliar to them.

DIOCESAN APPOINTMENTS:  The following is a message from Bishop Ray:

Over the past few weeks the Consultors have been meeting. With three parishes to be filled, we cannot avoid some appointments. I am in the process of finalising them. Hopefully, there will be very few. The plan is to publish the appointments on Friday 17th July, to take effect on Wednesday August 5th .

COURSE: More than 500 people involved in their local parish have undertaken the Diocese of Kerry Course in Pastoral Ministry.

SUNDAY OBLIGATION: The dispensation from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of obligation remain in place until further notice.  One has the choice to watch Mass on Television, listen to it on the radio or on other forms of media.  Those who are attending Mass can fulfil their Sunday obligation at any of the weekday Masses.

SCAM: Be very careful with any texts or calls from Bank of Ireland, according to media reports.

LOURDES: View all the Ceremonies and Videos from the Limerick Diocese’s Virtual Pilgrimage to Lourdes. https://www.limerickdiocese.org/lourdes/lourdes-virtual-pilgrimage-2020/

FARMERS’ MARKET REOPENS:  The weekly market has returned to the small square, Abbeyfeale from 9-1pm every Friday.

Tralee VTOS; If you are interested in returning to education, Tralee VTOS have places on their QQ1 Level 3 and Level 4 courses beginning in September. For further information contact us at 086 0278978 or by emailing [email protected]

RETURNING TO WORK TRAINING PROGRAMME: FREE 3 part certified programme covering Infection Controls, PPE: Correct use and disposal, and Manual Handling. 11am to 1pm July 28th, 29th & 30th in NCW. Priority given to those in receipt of a Jobseekers payment.  Contact Finn 087 759 1951, Eddie 087 653 5156 or email [email protected]

SOCIAL FARMING: Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on family farms as a form of Social Support service. Interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming please contact James, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 087 366 3842 or email him [email protected]

ACCORD; are  now  offering  over  the  phone  counselling  for couples,  Individuals  &  family  members  during  this  time  of unprecedented stress & pressure during these weeks of COVID-19.  Call: 01 5313331. For those who are getting married in the next  few  months  and  due  to  the  current  restrictions,  please send  an  email  to  [email protected],  to  find  out  the  current procedures and to book your premarriage course as soon as possible

FAMILY Records at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/

IMMIGRATION: Between 1880 and 1920, an estimated four million Italians immigrated to America. Today their descendants make up more than 5% of the total U.S. population.

FUND: The Daniel Rudd Fund – (DRF) for Black Catholic Activities was established by the National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) Board of Trustees on November 8, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a result of donations to the Congress to promote the ministry of African American Catholics. The Fund financially supports organizations who promote the NBCC Pastoral Plan. Applicants must be rooted in ministry with African American Catholics and familiar with the history and mission of the National Black Catholic Congress, and all programs must develop one of the priorities of the NBCC Pastoral Plan.

U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on aid to religious schools is a big win

NEWS: Green Peace say that four million hectares of Siberian forests went on fire last year; 30 people per day are reported miss in in North of Ireland, 83 per cent found within 24 hours; Single use plastic to be banned in Germany. Note a visitor to a local hospital was disgusted by the amount of material being discarded in bins.

CHINA Pigs; There are 310.4 million pigs in China – more than half of the world’s population.  China  makes 55 million metric tons of pork every year.

PAPERS: New York NY Irish American Advocate 1967 a – 0126.pdf

Con Dee death Advocate NY 1967- Jan 21

Chicago  News  BY  O’LOUGHLIN  One  of  Ireland’s daring,  fighting,  men  of  the  Irish  Republican  Army  whose  story  appeared for  six  weeks  in  a  row  in  the  Chicago  column of the  Advocate   a  year  ago,  has  died  suddenly  in Chicago. He is  Con Dee known to  many  around Chicago commanded  the  8th  Battalion  of  Kerry  Brigade  No.  1 in fighting  the  Black  & Tans, fit was believed  that he was the  only  remaining  survivor  of  the  May  12,  1921 Battle  of  the Valley  of  Knockanure.  He died Tuesday in St. Anne’s Hospital. In 1925 Con  Dee came to the U.S. and  worked  many years for  the Bd. of  Education in Chicago.  On retiring in  1962  he   established   the   River   Forest  Travel  Bureau,  7427  North  in  the  suburb. Survivors include his widow,  Mrs.  Margaret  Pierce Dee, three  daughters:  Ellen.  Louise and  three     daughters:     Ellen   Louise,   Honora Loretta  and Mrs.  Mary  Rita  Flynn, a sister,  Rita  and two brothers,   William  and Michael.  Requiem  Mass was  offered  on Saturday. Long,   long   ago,   beyond  the  misty  space Of twice a thousand years In   Erin  old   there  dwelt  a  mighty  race, Taller  than  Roman spears. Like   oaks   and  towers   they  had  a  giant  grace  Were fleet  as deer. With wind and waves they made their “biding place.” These  western  shepherd  seers.

Forty-seven   years   has   almost   passed    since    men    like   Con Dee fought   for  the  freedom  of  Ireland.  Successive  Irish  governments  have  done  little,  if  anything,  at  home  and  at the United Nations. The apathy on the   part of  Ireland’s  ambassadors  to   foreign   nations  is   well  known

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1967 a – 0084.pdf

https://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

Con Dee Story

Advocate NY 21 Nov.1964.

BY  O’LOUGHLIN;   The  story  of      Knockanure has been  told  and retold  by  many, but let us hear  It  from the  only  survivor  of  that  tragic  day.  Con Dee, who  made  his home In our  own city of   Chicago  most  of his  life, owns the  River Forest Travel  and Tours. So,  here.  Con Dee, In the name of his  dead  comrades,  tells  the story of  Knockanure. “Ever since that day at  Gortaglanna,  I have  always desired  to  relate  the Incident  which  took  the lives  of  three of  Ireland’s  best,   sad  put  a  lasting   mark  on  my  own spared  being.  I find  It most difficult  –  for how is  a man to describe  death  before his  eyes  and  at  his  heels.  In the last  forty  years,  which have passed since this tragedy I  have  relived  it  every  day of the month,  every   month  of  the  year.  Every   day, the  beloved   Patrick   Dalton.   Patrick   Walshe  and Jeremiah  Lyons  offer  their lives In the fight  for  the  freedom   of   Ireland.   This  freedom     moved     many   of   Ireland’s  boys to leave their homes and families,  perhaps sacrifice even their  lives.  Some  returned,  others  must live on In the memory  of their families,  friends  and comrades. You read  and hear  the history  of  such  tragedies.  You are impressed,  but  soon you forget. Your children never will  hear  of these things.  With your generation  passes  sit that you have known  and loved.  The next generation  will  bring  with them their own tales,  friends  and heroes,  but, God willing,  never  a  war  among  themselves.  Here is what happened previous to and after  that day  at Gortaglanna,  May 12,1921  To be continued next

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1964 a – 0975.pdf

Con Dee  story  continued.  Con  Dee  in  the  name  of  his  dead  comrades  tells  the  story  of  Knockanure.  (Cont.)   May   1921.  After  11  o’clock  the  same  day  a volunteer  by  the  name  of  Buckley from  Listowel  came   to   Walshe  with   a   dispatch   which  stated  that  a conversation  of  a   certain   woman  in  Listowel  with  the  police  was  overheard  by a bar-maid.  This   woman  told  the  police  that  a  mission   was   being  held  in  Athea   and  that  it   was   more  than  likely  that  the  West Limerick  Column  would  be   attending  devotions  there.  She  also  said  that  she would get  all   the  Information   she  could  from   a  friend   of  hers  who  had  a  religious  good stand at the  Mission.  When  I  relayed  the  message  to the others,  we  decided  under  the  circumstances  would  we  let  the  West  Limerick   column  be   trapped.   We   Immediately made arrangements for Paddy  Dalton   and   I  to  proceed  at  once  to   Athea.   Paddy  Walshe  had  called  a  meeting  of  the  Boy Scouts for mat night to be held at O’Connors of  Gouhard.  So  it  was  decided  that  we  should  remain  for the  meetings  as  we  depended  a great  deal  on the Scouts-who  had  been  organized  by  Batt  of  Guhard. They were active and alert   in   reporting    everything    of    importance and  were  very  depend-able   in  the  carrying   out   of  dispatches  of Importance.  Dalton  and I decided  that  we’d  make faster  time  if  we travelled  without arms.  We felt time  was  of  the utmost  importance  to    forewarn    our  comrades.    We    travelled     by  way    of  Tullamore,  Knockanure,  along  the  river  Gale to Kilbaha,  where  we  stopped  at Hanrahan’s  and some refreshments.  We  continued  along  the  river  as far  as  possible   and  men   cut   across  and  arrived  in  Athea  about  3  o’clock  in  the  afternoon.   We visited   our good friend,  Josie  Liston  and told her our mission.  She immediately contacted the West  Limerick  Column  and the local   volunteers.   That  evening  we  contacted   the   local   mailman  and  made   arrangements   to   meet  him  next  morning  and  censor  the mail. We  then  went to devotions for at no time   did   any   of  the   fighting  men  miss  an  opportunity to attend church if  at  all  possible.  After  devotions,  Patrick   Dalton   and  I  visited    the    Fathers  who  were  staying  at Danaher’s   Hotel.   We told  them  also  of  our  mission. They were very  angry  to  think  such  a  thing  could  happen  and  wanted  to  have  the  woman  put  out   of   the  village  right  away,  but  we  objected as  we  thought we might get  some information from the malls We   attended   devotions   for   three   nights  and  visited  with  the  priests  until   11  o’clock  each  night.  These  missioners  were  splendid  and most entertaining.  I  remember   one   Father  Devine.   When   speaking of  him  in   the  village   we  would  say:  “Devine  by name, Divine by nature”

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1964 a – 1038.pdf

Advocate Ny 23 Jan 1965; Con   Dee   from    Chicago in   the   name    of   his   dead   comrades   tell   the  story  of  Knockanure.  But ere the  guns  could  seal his fate, Con Dee had  broken  through,  With   a  prayer  to  God  he  spurned  the  sod,  and  against the hill he  flew.  The   bullets  tore  his  flesh  in  two,  Yet   he   cried   with, passion   pure,   “For  my comrades,  death,  revenge  111 get, In the Valley  of  Knockanure.”  Sure   enough,  I  was  not  long  there  when   Bill  Sullivan   of  Coilbee  and  Mr.  Buckley, also of Coilbee, came  and  took  me  away.    In  great  haste  they   took  me  to   Sullivan’s  where  another  of his brothers  had the pony and  cart   ready.     His  sister,  Han  was  waiting  with  a  drink.    I never knew   that   water   could   taste    so    good.   The  guiding  light  which  led  me  to  such  courageous  and  patriotic  people,  like  the  Sullivan’s,  the  Buckley’s   and   the  Dillons,   I  will  always  remember  and thank  God for the kindness  and generosity  of these people.      It   is   people like  them  and    of   their   courage   who   set   Ireland   free.       In  the   meantime,   Mr.   Buckley  sent his  daughter  to  Listowel   for   a  doctor .  Some  of  the   Doctors   were   not  willing   to   take  the   risk,   but  this  was  not  so  of  Dr.   Enright.     He  assured  her  that   he   would   lose  no  time   and   be   on his   way.      He  figured   in   order  to  avoid  suspicion,  the  best  thing was for him to  go for  a  casual  walk,   accompanied   by  his   sister.   He   didn’t  carry   his   bag.

Con Dee story Advocate Jan 9 1965

BY  O’LOUGHLIN;   There was  Walshe &  Lyons  &  Dalton  boys,  they were  young  and In their pride In  every  house  in  every  town  they  were always  side  by side. The  republic  bold  they  did  uphold,  though  outlawed  on the moor. And  side  by  side  they bravely  died  In   the   Valley    of    Knockanure.   Con  Dee,  In  the  name  of  his  dead  comrades tells  the  story  of Knockanure.  A  shot  rang  out. Jerry  Lyons  fell.   While the Tans were in a  state  of  temporary  confusion,  I  grabbed  the  opportunity  and  started to  run. I had gone a  short distance when I felt I was  shot  In the right thigh. I almost fell  but  recovered  and kept on running.  Before  the  shooting took  place  a  number  of  the  Tans  had  gone  to  Knockanure  Cemetery  which is  situated  on  a  hill.  I  knew if  I had  any  chance that  I would have to  run with the   fall   of   the   ground.   So   I  ran  towards  Coilbee.  In doing so  I had to keep at close  distance  to the  road In order to have the cover  of the ditch. As  I  ran  the truck  proceeded  along  the  road with me  and kept  on firing. A   number   of  Tans   on  foot   were   chasing  me  from  behind. They  were  joined   by  those   coming  down  hill  from  the  cemetery  to  the  right.  It  looked- like there was no avenue for escape,  in  front  of me the military were  filling   in   a  trench  down  the  road.  They  too  opened  fire.   It was just  as  if  all hell  broke loose.  I had to  change  my  course  –  but where? At  one  time  I was  so  exhausted  and  parched   with  thirst,   I  had  almost  given   up   hope   and   surrendered.   Then   I  thought  of  the  promise  we  had  made.   If  I  could  only last  until  one of the boys got to heaven,  I d be safe. This  thought gave me new hope so   I  kept   on  running,   discarding   some   of   my  heavier  clothing  as  I  ran.  I noticed  a little  house  down in the  bog below.  I ran in.  A tall  slight  man  was  pacing  the  floor.   I  never  saw  anybody  so  frightened.  I asked him for  a drink  of water. He was  so  startled  he  never  spoke a word  and  did  not move.  At this time the Tans were  very  close  as  I could  see  the  sparks   front   their   bullets   in  the  yard.  I  started  to  run  again.  I saw a  bright  light  right over me.  I  knew  that  I was  safe  and that no power on earth  could get  me.  Parched and dry I  remembered  from   my   study   of   military  and other training that any-thing  in  the   mouth  would   relieve   parching.  I stooped  down, picked up a  pebble  and  put  it  in  my  mouth. I kept  on  running until  I got  out in the Coilbee  Road.  Mr. Carmody  of  Listowel was  coming  along with a horse and  wagon.  I  got  in,  sat  down  and  fainted,  I must have  been  out  only a short   time   because   as   I  came  to  again,  I  noticed  the light  going  In a different   direction.   I  got   out  and  asked  Mr.  Carmody  to  go to Sullivan  of  Coilbee  as fast  as he  could  and  tell  them that  I d be in the  field  near  their  house  and  to  come  and  get me.  (To be continued

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London  trip  is  banned  GARDA   sergeant    In   Co.   Kerry  has  been  refused  permission,  to    go   to   London   to   receive  In  person  an  award  for  bravery. Sergeant   William   McCarthy,  of  Ballyheigue,   and   Mr.   Patrick   O’Connor,  a  farmer  of  Menegaihane   have   received   several   awards   for   their    bravery   in   going to   the   rescue    of    two    Dublin  seamen  off  the  coast  of  Kerry  Head  last  June.

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1965 – 0064.pdf

https://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1965 – 0108.pdf

Con Dee contd.

The   final  chapter    of  Con Dees story  of Knockanure: The    next  night  I was   moved to Long s  of Guhard. Jerry Long was a member  of the Flying Column from Longs, I was moved again to Michael Kissane’s  of  Lacca men to Patrick Kissane’s, the brother  of Dick Kissane  of  Kilcox. From there to  Jack  O  Connor’s  of Larha  and lastly I was moved to O Donoghue s. All  of these people were most courageous and the Boy  Scouts  and Volunteers  too performed  devotedly  and well.  During  this     time,  Thomas   O  Donoghue,  Maurice  Walsh  of  Gale  Bridge  and  myself  travelled  to Tarbert.  I  returned to the column about the middle of  June  and took part in the various activities  of  this  period.  After that there  were scattered  incidents  and  raids.  On the  11th  of July we were at Mangan’s  of Kilteeney. Pat  Mangan  was  a member  of the column. Some one  came  running  in  shouting;  It s all    over  boys.   A truce  had been called.  Bill  Mangan went into Lixnaw and got a paper. Sure  enough, It was all  over. Bill came home loaded with everything  he  could  buy in  Lixnaw  and gave a party. The  golden  sun is sinking now behind the Feale  and Lee The pale, pale moon is rising far out beyond Tralee The  dismal   stars  and clouds  afar  are darkened o’er the  moor.  And the  banshee  cried  where   our   heroes died in the valley of Knockanure.

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1965 a – 0162.pdf

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There are no spiritual shortcuts. To conquer racism requires a conversion to holiness, and a willingness to spread grace and charity to hardened hearts. Only through baptism into Christ’s Ascension can any fallen human being participate in the inner charity of the Trinity. Let us ask the Holy Spirit to transform our lives.

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Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 26, 2020 / 02:00 pm MT (CNA).- A federal judge on Friday ruled that New York must allow indoor and outdoor religious services in the same way it would allow mass outdoor protests, or indoor shopping malls.

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JULY 4;  day itself marks the date, in 1776, on which the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the U S A Continental Congress.

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Old Irish Pictures

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