By Jer Kennelly

STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  On Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 4pm on Radio 99.9fm.

Mugs an extra €200 (bringing total to date €11,910), 25 mugs left, Very many thanks.

TRÓCAIRE BOXES:  To be returned at weekend Masses on Sunday 28th and on Easter Sunday 4th April.

THANKS to Fr. Kevin for his constant activity during the past year, recently he organised tokens for St Patricks Day and Mother’s Day. It is a lonely and isolated position to be a priest during the lockdown, they have all the stress and no social occasions to fresh themselves.

LOOKING TOWARDS EASTER:  On Thursday March 25th @ 8pm, Fr. Donal O’Connor will explore “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” To register, check out

BLESSING OF PALM; bring your own palm from home on Palm Sunday it will be blessed.  For those who don’t have palm we have palm crosses that you can take home.

NIARON LTD:  ESB Jointing works will continue outside the Co-op in Moyvane village. The works in

Knockanure at the turn for Church road will finish and move to a new location between Knockanure village and Moyvane graveyard.

SYMPATHY:  To Mary & Jimmy Duggan, Murhur on the death of Mary’s brother Joe Moriarty, who died recently in Kent, UK.  Mass for the happy repose of his soul is on Monday evening in the Church of the Assumption.

DEATH of Robert Nolan, Carrueragh, Kilmorna, and late of Speedy’s Bar, Moyvane, on March 18th, 2021. Predeceased by his wife Anne and sister Margaret. Survived by his son Liam (Speedy), daughter Linda, grandchildren Oliver, Paige and Ellie Mai, brothers Jim, Frank and Willie, sisters Mary and Carmel, daughter-in-law Eileen, son-in-law Jamie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass being celebrated in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on Monday at 12 noon, which will be live-streamed on , with burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure, Moyvane.

DEATH of Josephine (Josie) Keane (née Mulcahy) Ballyine, Carrigkerry, on 14th March 2021. Predeceased by husband Tim. Survived by sons John and Thos, daughters in law Karina and Betty, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. funeral Mass was celebrated on  St Patrick’s Day in Ardagh Church. Thos worked at the creamery Moyvane for many years.

ANNIVERSARIES: Anna Flaherty, Jo Timoney, Michael O’Connor, Jack O’Grady, Mairead O’Connor, Ellen O’Keeffe, Betty Murphy, Margaret O’Connor, Thomas O’Connell, Nora Walsh, Michael O’Keeffe, Sr. Evelyn Gleeson, Richard Stack, Mary Bridget Crean, Maureen O’Connor, Michael and Carmel Flannery, Mary McMahon, James Danaher, Billy Enright, Michael Donal O’Sullivan, Mass Moyvane;  Sat 20th at 7.30pm for Tim & Hannah Leahy, Trien (Anni); Sun 21st  at 11.00am for Sr. Deborah O’Flaherty, Queensland, Australia & l/o Murhur (Rec Dec); Mon 22nd at 7.30pm for Joe Moriarty, Kent (Rec Dec) (brother to Mary Duggan, Murhur; Tues 23rd at 7.30pm for Bridie McElligott (née Moore), Tournageehy (Rec Dec), (Aunt to Tom Moore, Glenalappa); Wed 24th at 7.30pm for Ger & Siobhán Galvin (Special Intention); Thurs 25th at 7.30pm for Jerry Cadogan, Drimoleague, Cork (Rec Dec) (Father to Kate O’Connor, The Village); Fri 26th at 7.30pm for Kathy Scollard, Dromcollogher (Rec Dec)(Sister to Anna Mulvihill, Glenalappa & Nora Carr, Aughrim); Sat 27th at 7.30pm for Michael & Maureen O’Connor, Ballybunion (Anni) & their son Kevin & their grandson Frank Wallace, and Mass on Sun 28th at 11.00am PALM SUNDAY (Beginning of Holy Week)

For Nora & Danny Walsh, Moher (Anni). Mass Knockanure on Sun 21st  at 9.30am for Jack & Betty Goulding, Keylod (Anni) and Mass on Sun 28th at 9.30am PALM SUNDAY (Beginning of Holy Week)

For James & Mary Keane, Kilmorna (Anni).

HOSPICE Foundation, the ‘Long Good Friday Walk’ to allow the event to take place anywhere in the world, between Wednesday, March 17 and Good Friday on April 2.

DONATE A CALF FOR CANCER: in conjunction with The Listowel Mart. We are asking farmers to bring their calf or calves to the Listowel Mart on March 24th and donate the proceeds to Palliative Care.  For more information, please get in touch by email at [email protected] or by phone at 087 1755324.

VIRTUAL FLEADH BY THE FEALE 2021: Performers of all ages welcome. Note: Video maximum length of 3 minutes. Video must be taken landscape orientation. Videos must be sent via WhatsApp to 0877419343 by Friday, March 26. At the start of your video please state: Your name. Where you are from.

RECORD: Abbeyfeale woman Maura O’Connor recorded, It’s Handed Down recently. “This is the second record released under the Sliabh Luachra label.

RUNNING: Lee Strand and An Ríocht Athletic Club encourage people to be fit and healthy over the coming weeks. Progress from walking to running a virtual 5k during the May Bank Holiday weekend.

FULL Moon on 28th March.

CLEAN-UP; Team Limerick (TLC)  clean up year 6 will go ahead this Good Friday April 2. It was not held in 2020 due to Covid-19, and our communities show all the signs. The event  will have to be Covid compliant as we could still be in Level 5. Individuals and groups are asked to register for the clean-up by logging on to www. More details will be announced in the coming weeks.

CHILDREN: Pre-schoolers who extensively use electronic media are more likely to have hyperactivity issues, a short attention span, poor concentration and peer relationship issues when they turn five compared to their peers, academics found.

HEALTH: Are you interested in doing a 10 week online free course on health?

The Royal College of Surgeons are providing a free online course  on The science of health and happiness. The course started in March, it runs over a 10 week period, with one lecture per week pre recorded talks. You can start anytime just email  [email protected] to register and they will send you a link to webinar talk prerecorded so you can dip in  anytime

FARMERS: Legally-binding goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2030 and 82% by 2050 to be included in Northern Ireland’s proposed Environment Bill. The benchmark year is 1990.

The Dutch and Spanish markets are Ireland’s most important markets for calf exports and discussions are taking place on them.

The European Commission will spend €220 million on school fruit, vegetables and milk schemes for the school year 2021/2022.


KNOCK: The story of Knock in a small town just outside Rome, a new museum opened in honour of the famous Italian sculptor Lorenzo Ferri. In 1960, Ferri created the beautiful statues which portray the Apparition scene at Knock and which now stand in the glass Apparition Chapel, on the spot where 15 ordinary villagers witnessed something extraordinary 136 years ago.

GOOD wishes regarding the elevation of knock Shrine to international status by Pope Francis on Friday 19th March 2021.The Pope spoke during mass and gave a message to all of us. The 19th of March is the 8th Anniversary of the inauguration of Pope Francis as Pope.


DANGER: Pre-schoolers who use electronic media regularly are more likely to have social issues, according to papers;

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People: The support line is open every day,8am-8pm, by calling 081 822 2024.

LEGION of Mary will hold its Annual Consecration to Our Lady on Sunday 28th March at 3.p.m. via the Killarney Cathedral Webcam.  Please join us in making this consecration to Our Lady.  This is the Centenary of the Legion of Mary 1921– 2021.  The Legion of Mary will celebrate 100 years in September 2021

CROOM Orthopaedic Hospital opened as the County Hospital in 1924. It has been an orthopaedic hospital since 1956. New Maigue Unit, includes 24 en-suite single rooms.

PLANNING: Shronowen Wind Farm Limited – bypassed Kerry County Council and applied directly to An Bord Pleanála for permission to build a 12-turbine windfarm. It is only expected that the Council would protest as it took jobs from themselves.


Further information is available from Parish Secretary James Lavery- Phone Numbers – 068 36111 or 087 7838198 – Email [email protected]

FEAST: Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord is celebrated on Thursday 25th March.

The angel Gabriel appears to Mary to tell her she is to be the mother of the Saviour.

TALK: on Thursday, March 25th @ 8.00 p.m. Fr Donal O’Connor explores “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” Fr Donal is a poet and a priest of the diocese of Kerry, presently ministering as Chaplain to IT Tralee. He has also worked as chaplain to Beara Community School, as a curate in Listowel and as parish priest in Beaufort. He presents on the diocesan Course in Pastoral Ministry, as well giving talks on faith. For further information, please contact [email protected]

PRIESTHOOD: Thinking About the Priesthood? Virtual Discernment Night for men 18+ yrs.  Tuesday 23rd March at 7.30pm to 9pm. For further info and to register, please email the National Vocations Office.  [email protected]  or contact Fr. Joe Begley Diocesan Vocations Director on 027-63045.

TIME: British summer time officially starts at 1am on Sunday 28 March, when we all lose an hour of sleep but gain sunlight.

MUSIC: Brosna celebrations at*F

HEARTBEAT PRESENTS A SPECIAL ZOOM NIGHT FOR CARERS. Dr.  Margaret  Clifford  Consultant  in  Palliative  Medicine  and  Care  with Kerry University Hospital will talk about special care and services in home and  hospital. Zoom Meeting Monday March 29th sign in 7.30pm for 8pm.  Receive  the  codes  by  texting  Billy  at  085  1773  910  or  Email [email protected]


Professor Margaret Kelleher speaks to Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and Sharon Arbuthnot, creators of RadioMoLI’s Spreading the Words series, asking about the motivation for the series, the rich body of research behind Ní Mhaonaigh and Arbuthnot’s work, and some of their favourite words in the series.

Máire Ní Mhaonaigh is Professor of Celtic and Medieval Studies at the University of Cambridge, and Sharon Arbuthnot is a Senior Researcher at Queen’s University Belfast and an expert on lexicography and medieval glossaries. Professor Margaret Kelleher is Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at University College Dublin, and is author of The Maamtrasna Murders.

SEED members include The Organic Centre, Irish Seed Savers, Sonairte, Kerry Earth Education, Marino Institute of Education, Blackrock Education Centre

GARDEN: The urge to garden in early spring is primal. Reconnecting with the earth is affirming, renewing, promising. Waking up the garden to a new growing season is about more than soil and seedlings … this rite of spring is a tonic to the gardener as well.


HOLY WELLS: Pishógs (Pre-Christian Taboos), Old Cures, Holy Wells from Sherkin Island, West Cork.

The Bishop of Cork , John Murphy, wrote on the 9th June 1817, to the parish priest of Inchigeela, Macroom, the Reverend. Jeremiah Holland. He imposed the penalty of excommunication on those who attended the Pattern at Gougán.


JOSEPH: Year of Saint Joseph: With the Apostolic Letter “Patris Corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church.  To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from 8th December 2020 to 8th December 2021.  In this Apostolic Letter, Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows.  Each year on 19th March we celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and on 1st May we celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker.  It is note-worthy that it was on 19th March 2013 that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was inaugurated as Pope Francis.

The Prayer to Saint Joseph which Pope Francis has said for more than 40 years: Glorious Patriarch Saint Joseph, whose power makes the impossible possible, come to my aid in these times of anguish and difficulty.  Take under your protection the serious and troubling situations that I commend to you, that they may have a happy outcome.  My beloved father, all my trust is in you.  Let it not be said that I invoked you in vain, and since you can do everything with Jesus and Mary, show me that your goodness is as great as your power.  Amen


Pilot, Volume 36, Number 19, 10 May 1873

Bianconi the Cabman.—From a lecture recently delivered in Drogheda, on “Men who Rose from the Ranks,” we take the following:—“ Let me now introduce to you one who had the most serious difficulties to surmount ere he was able to raise himself from the ranks—a man not a native of this kingdom, landing upon our shores, ignorant of our language, without funds, and only such friends as he could And amongst his follow-exiles, who had preceded him to, this country. We see him traversing the country from one end to another, curbing upon his head a few images and plaster castes, badly clothed, scorned by the people amongst whom he sought for a living. Surely, you will say, there is no chance of this poor Italian ever making a position of comfort for himself in the face of such depressing obstacles; we shall see. Trading for a while in England, he left its hostile shores and passed over to that country where the stranger and the needy have ever found a welcome and assistance. He plies his calling in Ireland. He quietly studies the ways of the country, he sees how inadequate are the modes of conveying passengers, and having saved up a few pounds, he invests the sum in a horse and car, commences to run his conveyance betwixt two of the towns in the South of Ireland, and in a few years there was not a town in the South or West of Ireland in which  Bianconi’s ’ cars were not to be seen. Before he retired from the posting business he possessed more horses than did the Khan of Tartary. Mr. Bianconi found kindness and hospitality in generous Erin, in the day of his necessity, and he has not proved himself an ingrate in the day of his prosperity. One of the most beautiful monuments erected in latter days, in the city of Rome, has been raised over the place where the heart of Ireland’s Liberator lies, by the liberality of Charles Bianconi. We now see the image boy residing in the peaceful enjoyments of his broad acres in noble Tipperary, and he has the distinguished honour of being a magistrate and a deputy lieutenant for that gallant county. Mr. Bianconi has on several occasions refused the honour of a seat in Parliament.


Sydney Chronicle (NSW : 1846 – 1848) Thu 9 Mar 1848 Page 4

Select Poetry.


(From the Limerick Reporter.)

Met your languor off be shaken,

Waken, harp of mine, awaken,

Shapes seraphic and Klysian

Flit across thy master’s vision-;

Gay and bounding, light and airy,

Making Earth a land of Fairy.

By the bright blaze of their beauty

Claiming all a Poet’s duty :

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Western and Communist World | Bishop Fulton J.Sheen