by Jer Kennelly

REACH ACTIVE WORKS: Permanent road resurfacing will take place between Ahavoher Graveyard and Knockanure. Substation, works will be completed under a stop and go system. Minor works will continue along the Kilmorna, Trien, Athea and Moyvane – Knockanure Roads next week, all works will be complete under stop and go or traffic light traffic management system. Jerry Clancy – 086/6072159.

KN WORKS: Cable jointing works will continue on the L1010. Kerry County Council should be finished their works on the Moyvane Rd. All works will be complete under traffic light traffic management system.  Shane Sheehan – 087/9829576.

GRAVEYARD masses are missed by many people, who make an annual pilgrimage to local graveyards and remember  those who have passed away and reminisce about them among ourselves. Local cemetery headstones can be viewed at knockanurelocal site.

BORN On 6th August 1775, Daniel O’Connell. ‘The Liberator’. A lawyer and politician is considered one of the most important figures in Irish history.

BEIRUT 300,000 people have been left homeless by the explosion.

YEMEM Over 10 million people have been forced to flee their homes.

TRAGEDY on the Shannon on 15th August 1893 when 17 lost their lives.

DEATH of John Denihan, Dooncaha, Tarbert, on August 3rd 2020. Survived by sisters Mary, Hannah, Elizabeth (Liz), Helen, Margaret and brothers Stephen and Anthony, sisters in law, and brothers in law.

DEATH of Eliza Walsh, Coolkeragh, Listowel, and late of New York, on August 5th, 2020. Predeceased by her siblings Kitty, Mary Catherine, William, Patrick (Tullamore), Martina (Cork) and Teresa (U.S.A). Survived by her nephews Martin Walsh, John, Kieran and Derek Noonan (Cork), Chris and Bruce Golden (U.S.A), nieces Marion and Elizabeth (Walsh), Noelle Noonan, Donna Golden, grandnephews, and grandnieces

DEATH occurred on Monday 3rd August 2020 of Rev. Fr. John Kennelly, Our Lady of Fatima Home, Tralee, and late of Ballylongford, Co. Kerry. Fr. John Kennelly is predeceased by his parents Bridie and Timmie and his brother, Colm. Sadly missed by his sisters Mary (Kenny) and Nancy (McAuliffe), brothers Brendan, Alan, Paddy and Kevin; sisters-in-law Rena, Brenda, Kathleen, and Marion; nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; relatives and friends, the Bishop and Priests of the Diocese of Kerry, the communities in which he ministered and the staff and residents at Our Lady of Fatima Home.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael O’Donnell, Mick Moore, Pats Carmody, Paddy Keane, Sr. Ita Rochford, Bridie O’Carroll, Mary T Hegarty, Jim Harnett, Billy Buckley, Georgie O’Connell, Brendan Daly, Tom Moloney, Sr. Rose Flynn, Bridie Leahy, Mary Keane, Kay Horgan, Josie Loftus, Bridget Hayes, Brid Flavin, Mass Moyvane;  Sat 8th at  2.00pm for Esther & Seán Foley, Ashgrove (Mass of thanksgiving for their Golden Jubilee, 50 years of marriage), and mass at 7.30pm for Dora & Mossie Ahern, Kilbaha (Anni); Sun 9th at 11.00am for Pat Hayes, Clounbrane (Rec Dec); Mon 10th at  7.30pm  Special Intention; Tues 11th  at 7.30pm for Hannah & Jimmy Doyle, Glin Road, their son Mick & their daughters Maureen & Betty (Hannah’s Anniversary occurs at this time); Wed 12th at 7.30pm for Michael O’Neill, Limerick (Rec Dec); Thurs 13th at 7.30pm  for Thanksgiving Mass for all our local Home Helps and their families; FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION – Holy Day of Obligation. As Moyvane Church is dedicated to Our Lady of  Assumption – this is a very special day in our Parish.  Let us remember in our prayers all Parishioners & Priests who have gone to their eternal reward, who have left us a beautiful Church.  Our Lady keep us safe and well) Mass Fri  14th at 7.30pm  VIGIL: Marian Quinn, Woodgrove, Birthday Blessing; Sat 15th at 11.00am  for Kathleen & Dan Ryan (Anni) & grandson Daniel (RIP), West Clare & New York and mass at 7.30pm  Special Intention – Eugene & family; Sun 16th  at 11.00am Mass for  Jack Martin Mulvihill, Glenalappa (Anni).

Mass Knockanure – Sun 9th at  9.30am for  Special Intention (sick); Sat 15th at 9.30am mass for Feast of the Assumption Holy Day of Obligation for Parishioners and Sun 16th mass at 9.30am for Jason Plested, UK (Anni).

CELEBRATING 15th of August, with sports in Knockanure and the seaside in Ballybunion, was always one of the days not to be missed in the locality.

GAA: Moyvane Clounmacon Ladies, County Junior Championship result Killarney Legion 4-14-Cloumacon/Moyvane 3-10. Team lined out as follows- Marie Flaherty, Fiona Buckley, Ashlea Sheehy, Ciara Hudson, Aobha Quinn, Grainne Stack Mulvihill, Ornaith Wall, Moira O’Flaherty , Amanda O’Donnell, Laura Stack, Erin Finucane, Muirne Wall, Gillian Musgrave, Marie Kennelly, Sheila Moore.

Sub Ciara Haugh for Sheila Moore.

Scorers-Gillian Musgrave 2-3- Laura Stack 1-1- Erin Finucane 0-5- Amanda O’Donnell 0-1 next match in the county championship is away to MKL Gaels on Monday 3rd August

Other matches -Monday 10th August- MKL Gaels v Cloumacon/Moyvane, Venue Listry at 7.30pm.

Legion Minor Ladies lost recently away to MKL Gaels on a 5-13 to 5-08 score line.  

GRANT: A farmer who has presented animals for slaughter in the reference period, (see online for details). The opening date for applications will be 19 August 2020 and the closing date will be 9 September 2020. Applications will be made online through the portal.

PARISH FINANCIAL REPORT 2019:  Copies of the Parish Financial Report for 2019 are available in the Parish Office for anyone who wishes to avail of a copy.   

VINTAGE Charity Run begins in Castleisland on Sept 6th, proceeds in aid of chemo unit at UHK.

DAY CARE services which were discontinued for several past months, are due to recommence   at some level on September 1st. Where there is a will there is a way.

CONGRATULATIONS to Cllr. John Sheahan on recently being elected Chairman of Southern Regional Assembly for 2020-21, he was first elected to Council in 2004 and has many local connections.

CAT MISSING from near the village of Knockanure, it is rather distinctive, having a short tail.

By the way, people living near the trenches where the pipeline was laid recently, have noticed extra rats around buildings, their usual nests having being disturbed.

YOUTH 2020 : Summer E-Festival: (14th-16th August), Register Free on  Youth 2000’s primary objective is to provide young people with a real retreat, not just an educational conference.

SAINT ROCK (Feast Day – 16th August). O God, who by the ministry of an angel didst give to glorious Saint Rock a promise engraved on a tablet, that whosoever would invoke his name should be preserved from pestilence and all mortal and contagious diseases. Grant that we who revere his memory, may through his intercession be delivered in soul and body from all mortal and contagious diseases through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen. Saint Rock, please pray for us and preserve us from all mortal and contagious diseases, including the coronavirus COVID-19. Amen

WELCOME; May the Lord bless you each and every time you give a welcoming smile or share welcoming words with someone.  May the Lord welcome you as you welcome others, and give you peace and joy.  Amen


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 [email protected] No experience needed as full training will be provided. Ce eligibility and rates apply.

COUNCIL have spent E280, 000 on new toy for tarmacking roads, that money would buy a mountain of road making material.   

ARCHIVES: We will continue to provide free downloads of digital records on our website for the time being, as we are initially only able to re-open for a very limited number of researchers. We will keep this, and all of our opening arrangements, under constant review.