By Jer Kennelly

PADRE PIO:  June Devotions Castleisland on Tuesday, June 29 at 7.30pm. Witness by Amanda Devine who is the senior Padre Pio Tour Guide, in San Giovanni Rotondo.

LOCAL BORN Now aged 98, Maureen Flavin Sweeney, born Knockanure, beat Covid-19 last year. Maureen was 21 years old when she took weather readings at Blacksod weather station in June 1944. Her actions influenced the D-Day landings and changed the path of the war.A special tribute delivered to her recently, see event live-streamed on Vimeo (www.vimeo.com/event/1040405). More at https://westernpeople.ie/2021/06/16/special-us-honour-for-mayos-d-day-hero/

And also look at last weeks Kerryman for extra information.

BEST WISHES to Noreen Moran on her 97th birthday, to Paudie Hanrahan on his 90th birthday, also good wishes to Connie Noonan who recently celebrated his 90th birthday.

DAD’S AND GRANDAD’S – If any Dad’s or Grandad’s missed out on the Father’s Day gift of the card holder wallet, we have some left in the office or from Fr. Kevin.

GRADUATION CLASSES OF 2021- Murhur N.S. and Knockanure N.S., they have completed their National School education and are now prepared for Secondary School. The schools also had fun days and had visits from several organisations, promoting the wellbeing of both adults and children. See Facebook for details and pictures.

BADMINTON Summer Camp will take place in Moyvane Community Sports Hall from July 26th – 29th.

DEATH of Anne Sheahan (nee Stackpoole), aged 84 of Ballyguiltenane, Glin, and formerly of Aughrim, Moyvane, on 22nd June, 2021. Wife of the late Paddy (who died in 1986) and also predeceased by her brothers Tommy & Henry and sisters Nora, Sr. Pauline (Mary) and Bridie. Survived by her sons Mike (Glin), John (Glin) and Patrick (Listowel), daughters-in-law Ann, Mary and Maura, grandchildren Darren, Paul, Nicola Claire, Anna & Ellen, great-grandchild Caiden, sister Kitty (London) brother Jack (Athea), nieces, and  nephews.

DEATH of Teresa Riordan (nee Moloney) Banard, Abbeyfeale, in her 98th year on Wednesday June 23rd 2021. Teresa, wife of the late Dan, survived by her sister Joan Fitzgerald (Ballyagran), sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces.

DEATH of Sean Casey, Knocknasna/ England  his funeral on Tuesday 29th, at 11am in Abbeyfeale Church.

ANNIVERSARIES: Seamus Vaughan, John Joe Barrett, Dan O’Callaghan, Padraig Madden, Patrick Synan, Michael Murphy, Kathy O’Donovan, Josie Liston, John Joe O’Donnell, Sr. Ida Woulfe, Jerry Carey, Eileen Holly, Joe Thompson. Mass Moyvane; Sat 26th  at  7.30pm for Jack Mulvihill, Woodgrove (Anni); Sun 27th at 11.00am for Jim Groarke, The Village (Anni), baby Anthony  & deceased of the Groarke & McKenna families (Please note this Mass will go out live on YouTube at the request of Madge); Mon 28th at 7.30pm for         Imelda Sheehan, Kildare & Kilbaha (Months Mind);

Tues 29th at 7.30pm for  Nora Buckley, Bawnaraha & New York (Anni); Wed 30th at 7.30pm for P.J. & Maureen O’Grady, Carrigkerry (Anni); Thurs 1st July at 7.30pm for Tess Mulvihill (Anni), her husband Denis, their son Ben and grandson Denis Jones; Fri 2nd at 7.30pm for Fr. James Kissane & deceased of the Kissane family, Ahalahana; Sat 3rd at 7.30pm for John Moloney, Clarr (Rec Dec) at the request of Mike & Deirdre Mulvihill, The Hill, and mass on Sun 4th at 11.00am for John Carmody & deceased of the Carmody family, Ahalahana.

Mass Knockanure on Sun 27th  at 9.30am for Pat Lynch, Carrueragh (Anni) & deceased family members, and Mass on Sun 4th July at 9.30am for Eileen Goulding, Knockanure Village (Anni) & Hughie (Rec Dec).

MASS: Aghavallin Cemetery Mass will be celebrated in St. Michael’s Church Ballylongford on Friday 2nd July at 7.30pm.

FEAST of St Oliver Plunkett is on July 1st. Feast of Ss. Peter & Paul Apostles is on Tuesday 29th June.

GLÓRACH BINGO:  Drive-In Bingo in GAA Car park Abbeyfeale on Sundays afternoon.

CAR BOOT SALE:  At the Community Centre NCW next to Aldi and the GAA pitch on Sunday, July 10 from 8.30am – 1pm. Stall holders may book by calling 069 69584.  All proceeds to the Community Centre.

LISTOWEL June Rambling House was held on Thursday June 24th at 8 pm, see more at Listowel Writers Museum site. Also You can now watch the seventh lecture in our Kerry Writers’ lecture series entitled ‘Legacy Writing: Alice Curtayne’ by Niall Rynne, organised in association with Listowel Writers’ Week.

ELECTED: Cllr Mike Kennelly was elected Cathaoirleach of Listowel MD and Cllr Aoife Thornton was elected as Leas-Cathaoirleach.

FESTIVAL: Con Curtin Music Festival of music took place virtually over the weekend of June 25th 26th and 27th. See facebook to view events this year.

GAA’s hour long weekly championship chat show for Kerry “The Waterbreak” began on Thursday 24th June 2021 and runs for 10 weeks – each Thursday at 8pm.

CLIMATE Action Bill, there were 290 amendments put down on the Bill,

ESB runs a visitor experience in the power station at Ardnacrusha from  May to September each year, with visitor numbers of 10,000 annually.

SPRINGBOARD 2021, 12,000 courses are being provided, details from 1800 303 523.

MUNSTER Technological University has €2,219,980 in funding to provide 837 places under the Government’s Springboard+ and Human Capital Initiatives for year 2021/2022.

SCHOLARSHIP available from Danaher McGrath Trust, details from schools or ring 068 3106.

LECTURER at the University of Limerick; UL president, Kerstin Mey, has announced that the winner of the 2021 President’s Research Excellence and Impact Award for Early Career Researcher is Dr Kieran O’Sullivan, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health, EHS.  For Back pain, He has got over €4 million in research funding. (EHS stands for Environment, Health, and Safety).

HOUSING Shortage, many houses in reasonable condition remain vacant, many claim due to various reasons, which could be partially solved, if the government , brought in a few simple measures, a renters card showing their past history, would give confidence to people letting property. People with houses refurbishing also causes competition for limited labour needed to build new houses.

LAST week we had 21st day of the 21st week of the 21st year of the 21st century.

BOOK: Presentation Convent yearbook this year is a historical document which tells the story of school life.

CULTURE: THE Arts Office at Kerry County Council are working on the Culture Night 2021 programme and is looking for input. Online events are very welcome, Events must be free and take place on the evening of Friday, September 17. For more information email [email protected] or phone 066 7183541

BIRD’S Euroshow has been part of the summertime entertainment in Killarney since 1937, what about this year.

DRIVING Licence; It is reported that 100,000, are affected by delays in the driving test, backlog.

CYCLING; Seán Kelly has launched the four-day Tour across Munster,  the marathon journey will commence on August 5. Now in its 21st year, the event will raise funds for the Munster branches of Down Syndrome Ireland.

FOUR DAY Week; employers will introduce a four-day week for their employees over a six-month period starting in January 2022. The pilot includes business supports and advice that will help organisations explore flexible working.

TOURISTS: 4.55 million tourists arrived in Israel in 2019, the majority of them Christian pilgrims. Both Israel and the Palestinian Authority closed its borders to tourists in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

GREENWAY: Limerick’s two government ministers – Patrick O’Donovan and Niall Collins – took a cycle on Limerick Greenway together, to mark the completion of a €5m upgrade.

REEK SUNDAY: The annual Reek Sunday Pilgrimage on Croagh Patrick, will be going ahead this year in an extended format from Wednesday to Saturday, 1- 31 July. Pilgrims are asked to plan their climb well in advance, and to choose a weekday when Croagh Patrick is quieter. The Reek Pilgrimage normally takes place on the last Sunday in July.

LOCK Down, we will be told later in year that more variants are coming and when winter comes we will have another flush of C19. It would be far safer to encourage spread of all variants in summer months and then more will be immune when winter comes.

RALLY: a Pro Life Rally in Tralee on Saturday July 3rd. Assembling in the Square Tralee at 2.30pm. Tralee Garda have been notified. For further Information Contact Mary at 0876970856 or Denis at 0876590551.

CANCER SUPPORT: If you or someone you know is in need of support contact 066 7192122.

AUTISM ONLINE CONFERENCE 2021:–Thriving with Autism: This online conference offers interventions, skills and strategies to support people on the autism spectrum. Suitable for parents, families, caregivers, autistics, employers, educators, professionals, agencies, advocates and anyone with an interest in autism. Visit www.autismcork.ie

COLLECTION: By Hannah Brockhaus- Vatican City, Jun 25, 2021.

The Vatican’s economic chief has asked Catholics to make donations to Peter’s Pence ahead of the worldwide annual collection the weekend of June 26 and 27.

Fr. Juan A. Guerrero, S.J., prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, said Friday in an interview with Vatican News that donations to Peter’s Pence were down by 18% during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic. “The pandemic-related crisis is likely to make itself felt again this year,” he said. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/248141/vatican-asks-for-donations-to-peters-pence-ahead-of-annual-collection?utm_campaign=CNA%20Daily&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=136390684&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_nVnrMD7rLaDHcu_Ey7nwSHKOVnZISlJI_THrHglBa5kyrNLggHDPDhePVC9P9eAkOCOt3gO9BFZ-NYj-vQ73grOMPGA&utm_content=136390684&utm_source=hs_email

Kerryman 1904-current, 08.06.1957, page 13

Abbeyfeale Priest on holiday, Fr. Denis O Brien of the Holy Ghost order stayed with his uncles, John and Tim O’Brien, of Purt and with his cousins, the O’Connor Family of Kilconlea. He travelled from Kenya by Rome and met the Pope. He left Shannon for Texas where he to do missionary work. He is nephew of Monsignor T. D. O’Brien and Rev Monsignor B O’Brien Texas.

Ordained Moyvane Student; Fr. Patrick Larkin ordained at Kilkenny on Sunday last is son of Mr. and Mrs John Larkin, Knockanure, Moyvane and nephew of Rev Monsignor P. J. Larkin of Kansas, USA.

Pilgrimage to Knock from Tralee on 16th June is limited this year to 192.

Kerryman 1904-current, 04.01.1958, page 9

Off to Tasmania; Rev John Griffin P P of Devonport, Tasmania, left his native place Killarney after six months holiday, he resided with his mother and his sister Mrs Joseph Murphy and visited the parents of Irish Priests and Nuns working in Tasmania.

Death of Daniel Anglim Tarmons, priests at his funeral, Fr Supple, Tarbert, P.P., Rev J Galvin, C.C. Moyvane, Rev A Stack, Tarbert, Rev T Buckley Tarbert, Rev D Buckley Moyvane.

Moyvane Notes; Church building fund, proceeds for draw for car, £2,800, profit on sale of work and dances for that week £500; Carol singers £55.

Kerryman 1904-current, 26.07.1958, page 16

Moyvane Notes;

Visitors; Miss Catherine Culhane, S.R.N., S.C.M Assistant Matron of New Cross General hospital.

Mr Carr with his wife and sister-in-law from Melbourne are visiting cousins Mrs Michael McGrath.

Listowel Notes; Death of Mrs Nora Kissane widow of Richard Kissane, Kilgarvan. She was mother of Fr. Richard Kissane, C.S.Sp. Mauritius. Sr. M Holy Innocents, Indiana, Srs. M Gertrude and Petronilla, Bristol, and Sr. M Louise, Johannesburg, Mrs John O’Connor, Upper Church Street, Listowel and Mrs Louis Murphy Courthouse Road, do.

Mrs Margaret Long, born in Middle West, gives her impressions of Ireland.

EU founding father Robert Schuman dedicated his life to serving the common good, seeking peace and reconciliation with Germany to create a community of European states,” Fr. Bernard Ardura, an official in charge of proposed French canonizations, told AFP.

Schuman’s efforts were “the work of a Christian, which serves as an example,” said Fr. Ardura, even if the statesman “remained very discreet about his personal life and his faith.”

Robert Schuman was born in Luxembourg in 1886

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WAR: My guest has written a book that deftly combines both of these elements into a thoroughly memorable tale. His name is James Sullivan and he’s the author of Unsinkable: Five Men and the Indomitable Run of the U.S.S. Plunkett. Today on the show, Jim shares the story of the Plunkett — the only Navy ship to participate in every Allied invasion in the European theatre — as well as the stories of a group of men who served on this destroyer. We begin with the personal connection Jim has to the Plunkett, and how he got interested in learning more about the ship. Jim then explains the role the Navy’s destroyers played during WWII, before getting into the backstories of some of the men who served aboard the Plunkett. From there we delve into the escorting and landing operations the Plunkett was involved in leading up to its arrival along the Italian coast at Anzio, where a dozen German bombers bore down on the ship in one of the most savage attacks of the war, and how the ship yet lived to fight another day. We end our conversation with what happened to the men Jim profiled, how the war affected their lives, and how their lives affected Jim.

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BLESSED Franz Jägerstätter’s Story

Called to fight for his country as a Nazi solider, Franz eventually refused, and this husband and father of three daughters—Rosalie, Marie and Aloisia—was executed because of it.

Born in St. Radegund in Upper Austria, Franz lost his father during World War I and was adopted after Heinrich Jaegerstaetter married Rosalia Huber. As a young man, he loved to ride his motorcycle and was the natural leader of a gang whose members were arrested in 1934 for brawling. For three years he worked in the mines in another city and then returned to St. Radegund, where he became a farmer, married Franziska and lived his faith with quiet but intense conviction.

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