By Jer Kennelly

THE DEATH took place on 13th November 2020 of John Joe Barry of Knockanure Village, Moyvane and formerly of Birmingham, England, peacefully in University Hospital Kerry surrounded by his loving wife and family. Predeceased by his parents Mick and Mai Barry, Knockanure. John Joe, beloved husband of Mary and loving father to Theresa (Athea) Angela (Moyvane) Anthony (Mayo) Mary, Bernadette, Michael and Brenda (Birmingham) 17 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, neighbours and his many friends.

He went to England in 1956 and married Mary and raised his family in England, retiring and came home to build a house on his father’s site in Knockanure, he was an only child.

His Requiem Mass was celebrated in Knockanure church on 16th November 2020.

DEATH of William Liam Bunce, 55 years old. Formerly of Lenamore, Ballylongford. Husband of Ann (nee Sheehy) Bunce.  Father of Sean, Brian, Aidan, & Maura.  Son of Margaret Ryan & John Bunce.  Brother of Kathleen Fitzmaurice, Breda Gaggioli, Marie McEnery, Evelyn Mullins & John Bunce.

Funeral Thursday 9:15 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W 95th St. Oak Lawn to St. Gerald Church for Mass at 10am (4pm Irish time). Date published 17th November 2020.

DEATH of Kathleen O’Brien (née Hynes), Church Road, Moyvane, and late of Renvyle, Connemara, on November 16th, 2020. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Mick, daughter Pamela, sons Mike and Kieran, grandchildren, brother Peter, sister Barbara, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.

DEATH of Margaret (Peg) Moloney (née Stack), Tullahinell, Ballylongford, on November 11th, 2020, wife of the recently deceased Patrick. Survived by children, Dolly, Peter, Ned, Patrick and Tony, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brothers Brendan, Phil and Jim, daughters-in-law Irene, Julie and Marian, son-in-law John, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

DEATH of Bridget Guerin (née Moran), Dooncaha, Tarbert, on November 15th, 2020. Survived by her husband Sean, sister Sr. Catherine, brother-in-law Francis, and extended family.

DEATH of Marie Buckley(nee Moore) of Main Street, Cappawhite, Co. Tipperary on November 13th 2020, Marie wife of the late John, mother of Anne (O’Meara), Patricia, Nóirín, Maura and Sinéad, adored Nana of Aoife, Doireann and Eimhin and much loved sister of the late John J Moore and recently deceased Kathleen Dunleavy. Her husband John Buckley was a native of Moyvane, died about 25 years ago.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. John Horan, Joan Mullane, John Timothy Soules, Bridie Robinson, Jim Hudson, James McCarthy, Pat Foley, John Buckley, Maura Gallahue, Nell O’Carroll, Mattie Walsh, Con Bunce, Phil Scanlon, Bridie Quille, Eileen O’Brien, Sr. Goretti Francis Stack, Mass Moyvane;  Sat 21st  at 7.30pm for Deceased of the Sheehan family, Kilbaha, Dick, Peggy, Tom, John, Mary Vaughan, Myles & baby Richard Sheehan;  Sun 22nd at 11.00am for Holy Souls (all on the November List);Mon 23rd  at  7.00pm Memorial Mass for all whose funerals were celebrated, see list on top; Tues 24th  at  7.30pm for Willie & Mary Keane, Lenamore;  Wed 25th at 7.30pm for Johnny Quinn, Leitrim Middle; Thurs 26th at 7.30pm for Patrick Scanlon, Moher; Sat 28th at 7.30pm for Margaret & Johnny Meade, Aughrim, and mass on Sun 29th at 11.00am for  Peggy & Mick Sheehan, Leitrim Middle.

Mass Knockanure on feast Christ our loving King Sun 22nd  at 9.30am for Holy Souls (all on November List); Fri 27th at 7.30pm for Paddy Flavin, Kilmeaney, his wife Bridie & his brother Jack, and Mass on Sun 29th at 9.30am  for Holy Souls (all on the November List).

MOYVANE ICA Family Fun Day will have to be cancelled this year due to Covid 19. Santa and Mrs. Claus would like to reassure all the boys and girls that they will be at the Marian Hall again in 2021.

MOYVANE GAA AGM 2020: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and following public health guidelines, we are unable to hold our 2020 AGM in the normal fashion.  Croke Park has given Clubs the option of holding an ‘AGM Day’ which we have accepted. The format is as follows: The Moyvane AGM Day date will be Friday, December 11th. All AGM documents, including Minutes of the 2019 AGM, Secretary’s Report, Financial Report and Chairman’s Address, will be available to Club Members before AGM day. To request a copy of these documents, please send your email address to [email protected] and you will be furnished with same. All motions, nominations for officer roles, questions relating to the AGM documents and items for other business must be emailed to  [email protected] or posted to Aine Cronin, Mail Road Cross by Friday, November 27th.  Correspondence received after this date cannot be considered. On the AGM Day the current Executive Committee will elect the officers for 2021 along with Management for Minor, U20, Junior and Senior teams. All questions on the AGM documents will be answered by email within 7 days after AGM day. Results of motions and items of other business will be dealt with by the Executive Committee and emailed within 14 days of the AGM date. Please contact Áine on 087/0906892 if you have any queries.

ROAD Closed from Gale Bridge to Athea for several days, and much diverted traffic, speeding to make time, due to having to travel in a circle. Locals were complaining for several years about the condition of road.

WALK starting on Tuesday, December 1, Joe Dowling of Carrigkerry,  will start his charity walk in the Demesne in Newcastle West, and aims to complete the walk by mid-December. Joe is asking anyone that can afford a   donation , to contact Councillor Francis Foley in Tadgh O’Connor’s in Newcastle West, Dooley’s Pharmacy in The Square, Newcastle West,  Pat Geaney, Knockaderry or Moloney’s Shop in Carrigkerry where you can put your name on a Sponsorship card. 100% of the funding will go to the NCBI . Joe is a brother of Michael J Dowling CEO  of Northwell Health New York, who was recently announced as  a winner of a Presidential  Distinguished  Service Award which will be presented in December.

GREEN Procurement webinar run by Limerick County Council, due to be held on 17th Nov. details from the Limerick EGLA2020 on YouTube. Farmers who spent generations draining their land, are now being agitated by a proposed Re-Wetting Scheme.

Green-Schools and Irish Water had their 2020 awards ceremony online with a presentation shown on screens in 24 schools around the country.

NEW day care centre in Listowel for people living with Alzheimer’s is being furnished and to open in January. Estimated that 170 in vicinity of Listowel have Alzheimer’s.


This is a unique Safeguarding Sunday, unique in the respect that there are no children present in the body of the Church and no altar servers to assist at Masses. Face to face ministry with children has been suspended across the diocese since March. The importance of getting children back into parish life once it is safe to do so has been highlighted by the Diocesan Safeguarding Committee.  When restrictions are lifted the National Board for Safeguarding Children will audit the Diocese. In the interest of best practice and transparency the Diocesan Safeguarding Committee welcomes this audit.  Anyone who would like to report a current or past safeguarding concern is advised to contact the Designated Liaison Person for the Diocese on 087/6362780. Our grateful thanks to our two safeguarding reps here in our Parish, Mary Kennelly, Moyvane and Mary O’Flaherty, Knockanure.

FULL MOON on 30th November.

FARMERS are seven times more likely to die from cardiovascular diseases than people working in other professions, according to press reports.

AWARD: Kieran Spaight Tarbert student, the overall winner of the competition during Ireland’s first lockdown, for his two-minute presentation and prototype of a safety device for cyclists, under the theme of ‘Go Green, Be Sustainable’. Special Merit Award: EZ Tie Close, Desmond College, Newcastlewest.

HISTORY Museum – Changing Faces, Changing Places – A History of Limerick Retailing 1940-2018 Do you remember shopping in Limerick city as a child? Where did your mother/gran/aunt do the shopping? Or did your family’s menfolk ever shop? Where were the shops? What shop stands out in your memory?

If you are interested in participating – and we hope you are – please contact Dr Helene Bradley Davies or Dr Maura Cronin by email to ([email protected]) or phone (061-204996) Office hours.

KNOCK Advent Programme- 24 Nov- A series of online reflections for Advent with Jim Deeds and Brendan McManus SJ. Join them every Tuesday and Thursday as they travel though Advent; a time or preparation and waiting for the birth of the Christ child. They invite you to go on a scriptural and Ignatian journey through the themes of Advent, relating them to everyday experience.

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TALKS: Dr Jessie Rogers, lectures in Scripture at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, having previously taught at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and at the Dominican Biblical Institute, Limerick. She is a Godly Play trainer, and a spiritual guide. For further information, please contact [email protected]

ARTS: The Kerry County Council Arts Grants application process is now open for projects and activities taking place in 2021. The closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm on Thursday, December 17th 2020.