DEATHS Knockanure Moyvane and District 2012



Jan 2012

ANNIVERSARIES: Connie Shine, Con Clancy, Michael Moloney, Pat Flaherty, Con Anthony O Connor, Jack Lynch, Mai McCarthy, Eileen Kennelly, John Dillon, Sean Culhane, Bill Horan, Mai Cunningham, Michael Murphy, John Riordan, John O Hanlon, Jer Long, Fr John Hayes, Bridie Foley, Mary Leahy, Jim Flaherty, Fiona O Connor, Paul Stack, Mary Linnane; Mass on Fri. 20th at 7.30pm for Ned O’Flaherty; Mass on Sat. 21st at 7.30pm for Bill, Paddy & Mary Horan; Mass on Sun. 22nd at 10.00am in Knockanure and the

11.00am Mass in Moyvane is Months Mind for Con Shine.


DEATH has taken place in England of Kathleen O’Brien nee Quinn, late of Leitrim Middle.



DEATH took place on January 4th 2012 of Dan Keane, Coilagurteen, Knockanure, Poet, Writer and MC. Dan was predeceased by his wife Bridie Walsh and is survived by his sons, Brendan, Paudie, Mike and Joe, and sisters Teresa and Joan in Australia. Dan was son of Dan Keane and his mother was Hannie Hanrahan born September 1919, his son Danny, sisters Lil, Peg and Mary predeceased him. Requiem Mass for Dan Keane was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Saturday January 7th 2012. Celebrant Fr John Lucid PP, assisted by Monsignor Dan Riordan, Canon Declan O Connor, Fr Pat and Dan Ahern, Fr Pat Moore, Fr Brendan O Callaghan, Fr Tom McMahon, Fr Dan Broderick. Choir consisted of singers and musicians from the locality. Fr Pat Moore and associates of the Monnie, gave us insights into his thoughts and works. Record of the tributes will be available in time. Snippet of contributors at the funeral can be viewed on youtube. Old pictures associated with Dan Keane are on the photobucket site. Guard of Honour was provided by his many friends.

Dan, life long member of the PTAA,

was chairman of hand ball club at Gale Bridge c1950. Dan Keane got involved with the Moyvane Carnival Committee at the end of the 1960s and between the Carnival and the community centre he was chairman for 25 years. First Knockanure Comhaltas meeting was held in the old school in Knockanure in c 1972 the Vice Chairman was Dan Keane. Moyvane/ Knockanure Branch of Comhaltas began in 1991 with Dan Keane as secretary. Dan was member of Kerry County Board of Comhaltas from 1988 to 2004 and also secretary of Comhairle na Mumhan. In 1996 he won the All-Ireland for the best newly composed ballad, at Fleadh Ceol Na hEireann; He is a Former Chairman of Kerry B.L.O.E. he was editor of Knockanure Sports book called Knockanure 1840 Pattern to 1990. He wrote several books of poetry and a scholarly book” Logainmneacha” (Place names of Kerry). Dan Keane launched his latest book of limericks "A Kerrymans limericks" on Friday 18th November 2011 at the Seanchai Centre, Listowel. Dan was a judge in Kerryman/ Writers Week competition for many years. Sure to find him at Comhaltas events, Knockanure Community Centre, the Wrenboy and St Patrick’s Day competitions every year. Dan Keane often told the story how he was born in Carrueragh, Knockanure, in 1919. Kate Casey took him across the shortcut in her arms to have him baptized in Knockanure Church. Breige Fitzgerald, an Irish speaker, who lived with the Keanes nicknamed him "Monnie” Dan is related to Thomas Moore, a close relative of Dan's great-grandfather, William Moore, from Clounbrane, Moyvane. Dan’s mother Hannie Hanrahan died young, she was a sister Margaret, Mrs Con Kennelly and another sister Kate was Mrs Keane at Leitrim and another sister Mary M Hively went to Tenn. US and died c 1940. Dan Keane combined all his local involvement in the arts and culture with working for insurance for 38 years. We all remember A Special Tribute Night for Dan. attended by all his friends and supporters which was held in the Lanterns in Nov. 2003. A book would be needed to chronicle the full life of Dan Keane poet, writer and entertainer. We could remember Dan by doing an extra act of kindness ever day this year.

DEATH has occurred of James JOY of Ballaugh, Abbeyfeale.

Late of Knockalougha, Duagh. James is survived by his wife Anna nee Scanlon of Knocknagorna, son John, daughter Deirdre and mother Margaret nee Dalton. Requiem Mass for James Joy was celebrated in The Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale, on Monday Jan 9th 2012 , burial afterwards in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh.

ANNIVERSARIES: Ned Moore, Bishop McAuliffe, Ned Gould, Michelle Foley, Paddy Mannix, Fr Tom O Sullivan, John Gregg, Sheila Broderick, Sheila Walsh, Mary O Brien, Pats Lane, Nancy Fitzgerald, Mairead Mullane, Sean Mahony, Sean Murphy, Timmy Nolan, Margaret brick, Fr Mort Daly, Martin Sheehy, Eddie Cunningham, Michael Fitzgerald, Mary Teresa Collins, Micky Liston, Liam O Connor, Peggy Mulcahy, Mass on Sat. 14th at 7.30pm for Liam O’Connor; Mass on

Sun. 15th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Michelle Foley and

11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Michael Moloney.

  DEATH has taken place of Dermot Keane (Cahernorry, Ballysimon, Co. Limerick and of Listowel, on Jan. 5, 2012; Survived by his wife Ita Moloney, sons James J and Liam, daughters Nuala and Caroline,.Requiem Mass for Dermot at St. Patrick's Church, Donaghmore on Sunday January 8th, Burial afterwards in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh,


DEATH took place recently in Chicago of Jim Kennelly of Moneen, Lisselton, he is survived by siblings, Paddy at home and Eileen O Grady in Chicago and was predeceased by John in England, Mary B Dillon in Ballybunion and Sr. Anne Maria of the Presentation Convent in Lixnaw.

ANNIVERSARIES: Peggy Finucane, Dick Stack, Fr Pat Ahern Ballyline, Michael Mulvihill, Peggy Fitzgerald, Margaret Flaherty, Mary Dalton, Tim Guiney, Maureen Moran, Declan Lyons, Margaret Lynch, Cathal Kennelly, Nora Ita Hunt, Fr J Downey, Bridie McElligott, Helen Roche, Fr Michael Leen, Michael O Regan, Months Mind mass on Tues. 24th at 7.30pm for Jack O’Brien; Mass on Thurs. 26th at 7.30pm for Maureen Sheehy, Months Mind; Mass on Fri. 27th at 7.30pm for Jeremiah & Jenny O’Carroll; Mass on Sat. 28th at 7.30pm for Martin & Mary Mulvihill; Mass on Sun. 29th at 10.00am for Mary Enright and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Connie Shine.




DEATH took place on January 23rd 2012 of Sr. Malachy Shanahan of Presentation Sisters, Rathmore, Sister was born at Knockane, Listowel. sister of the late Joe and Jack and sister-in-law of the late Teddy; Survived by her Community, sisters Sr. Borgia of the Presentation Sisters, Killarney and Teresa Moore of Knocklyon, Dublin, sisters-in-law Anne in Athlone and Dorothy in England. Requiem Mass for Sr. Malachy was celebrated in St. Joseph's Church, Rathmore on 25th January 2012, Sister was laid to rest in the Church grounds.

DEATH of Mary Shine (nee Shine of Charles Street, Listowel) (Fatima, New Street, Limerick) on Jan. 21, 2012, Mary Shine was predeceased by her husband David and survived by sons Tony and Martin; brother Teddy, sisters Noreen (Listowel) and Margaret (Lattin), Funeral Mass at St. Joseph's Church. Tuesday January 24th 2012 , burial at Mount St. Lawrence Cemetery Extension.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Bambury, Mary Enright, Mai Trant, Eileen Holly, Davie McMahon, William Hudson, Sean Histon, Sr. Peter Hudson, Anthony Kennelly, Sheila O Connor, Bridget Neville, Mike Brosnan, Bridie Stack, Jer Woods, Bill Buckley, Nell Kiely, Eileen Ahern, Mary Fitzgibbons, Ann Kelly, Denis Noonan, Noreen Hilliard, Eileen O Connell, Sr. Thomas O Connor, Charley Bartishell, Jack McGuire, John Keane, John Dore, Joan Philips, Mass on Wed. 1st at 9.15am for William J. Dore O’Connor; Sat. 4th Knockanure at 12 noon Months Mind Mass for Dan Keane and 7.30pm Mass in Moyvane is for Tom & Úna O’Sullivan; Mass on Sun. 5th at 10.00am for James & Catherine Flaherty in Knockanure and the Moyvane Mass at 11.00am is for Fr. Michael Hanrahan.


Feb. 2012

PATIE Enright of Athea died on 31st January 2012, he is survived by his wife Gretta, sons Pádraigh and Raymond, sister Kathleen, grandchildren and extended family. Requiem Mass was celebrated for Patie Enright on Friday, 3rd February, in St. Bartholomew's Church, Athea. Patie was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea. Following Requiem Mass celebrated by Canon O Connor assisted by Canon Kelly, Fr Bowen, Fr McMahon, Fr Cussen and Fr O Gorman. Family members and friends sung the hymns, Domhnall de Barra and PJ Murihy were among the contributors. Patie Enright was a well known member of the Western Star Showband and was a member of the Boys in Blue later, in recent years he was well known for his fitted kitchens and wardrobes.

DEATH took place in New York of Patrick F Barrett, late of Knockdown, Athea, on Jan 31, 2012. Patrick was predeceased by his wife Teresa O Connell and son Pat. Survived by children Tommie and Cathy. Patrick was son of late Tom and Catherine Barrett of Knockdown. His Siblings include, Joe Barrett Knockanure, Bernadette Dalton Glin, Phil Fealey Ballybunion, Denis USA, Jet, Ben, Tom and Moss Barrett all in London. Grandfather of Katie, Lauren, Nicholas, Thomas Jr., Jacqueline and Patrick. Funeral Mass Saturday Sat 4th Feb. 2012 at St. Barnabas Church. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in New York. Patrick was Former Tavern Owner of T & P Barrett's (Woodlawn) and Barrett's Bar (Highbridge).


DEAH has taken place recently of Eddie Brosnan of Kilmorna in England, son of Mr and Mrs Batt Brosnan of the Cott, Kilmorna, he is survived by siblings Bernie and Eileen and was predeceased by his brother Dan and sister Maureen.

ANNIVERSARIES: Maureen Kennelly, Nora Behan, Catherine Halpin, Michael Reidy, James Lynch, Humpry Doody, Maurice Enright, Kieran O Sullivan, Celia Mahony, Eileen Connor, Mary Rathay, Noreen Mullane, Michael and Dolores Scanlon, Francis O carroll, Nell O Mahony, Sr. Lelia Carey, Ned Stack, John Foley, Michael Quinn, Vera McDermott, Nora Dillane, Billy Fitzgerald, Catherine Mulvihill, Billy Murphy, Teresa Sheehan, Fr Dan Griffin, Bridget Kelliher, Mass on Tues. 7th at 7.30pm for John P. Ellen & Eileen O’Connor; Mass on Wed. 8th at 7.30pm for Deceased members of the Sheehy Family; Mass on Thurs. 9th at 7.30pm for Nell & Jer Kiely; Mass on Fri. 10th at 7.30pm for William & Nora Buckley; Mass on Sat. 11th at 7.30pm for Richard Stack; Mass on Sun. 12th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Katie & Bill Fitzmaurice and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Catherine & Paddy Carmody & the deceased members of the Carmody Family.



DEATH took place on February 5th 2012 of Sr. Irene Stack of Mercy Convent, Balloonagh, Tralee and formerly of Ballygoughlin, Glin, Co. Limerick. Requiem Mass for Sr. Irene Stack was celebrated in Balloonagh Convent Chapel on Wednesday 8th February, Irene was laid to rest in the nearby Convent Cemetery. Irene was daughter of Ned Stack( died1939) and Josephine (Ciss) Ruddle (died1931) and was predeceased by siblings Fiona who died 1999 and Tom died 1972. Irene lodger in Tralee and attended Moyderwell Mercy Secondary School before entering the convent. Her aunt Sr. Evangelist Stack was also a Mercy Sister she died 1977.

ANNIVERSARIES: Christina Melody, Cissie McElligott, Bryan McMahon, F X Martin, Mary B Healy, Benedict Kiely, Richard Sheehan, Mary T Kennelly, Peg Stack, Sr. Hannah Carmody, Jack Quaid, Patcheen Mulvihill, Mick Reidy, Billy O Sullivan, Mary Ann Kennelly, Jackie Sexton, Catherine Fitzmaurice, Pat Hudson, Maighread Moore, Pat J Kennelly, Dan Connor, Peg Leahy, Bob Behan, Michael Scanlon, Maurice Walsh; Mass on Tues. 14th at 7.30pm for Jack & Mary Guiney, their sons William, Jim

John & the deceased members of the Enright Family; Mass on Wed. 15th 9.15am For the people of the Parish; Mass on Thurs. 16th at 7.30pm for Richard & Dick Sheehan; mass on Fri. 17th at 7.30pm for Patrick & Mgt. McEnery & their son Denis; Mass on Sun. 19th at 10.00am for Emmet Leahy in Knockanure and the

11.00am mass in Moyvane is for Tom O’Connor & the deceased members of the O’Connor Family, Glin Road.



DEATH took place recently of Mary Fitzmaurice nee Hayes

5, Plas Horace Plunkett, Ballyhahill, Co. Limerick, and formerly of Glenalappa, Moyvane. Mary is survived by her brother Pat in the USA, nephews, nieces and extended family.

Requiem Mass for Mary Fitzmaurice was celebrated at Church of the Visitation, Ballyhahill on Tuesday 14th February 2012, she was laid to rest in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure beside her husband Tom and sister in law Nora, both of them died aged 83 years.

DEATH took place suddenly of Jim Fitzmaurice, Sutton, Dublin and late of Moyvane, on February 15, 2012. Jim is survived by his wife Marian, children Eoghan, Niall and Aoife, brothers Sean, Brendan, Mícheal, Eamonn, Jody and Gerry, sisters Christina and Ann was predeceased by sister Bríde. Requiem Mass for Jim Fitzmaurice was celebrated at St. Fintan's Church, Sutton, followed by Burial in Fingal Cemetery, Malahide Road. Dublin. Jim was son of the late Edward and Kit Fitzmaurice of Leitrim Middle, Kit died November 2011.

DEATH: Sister Patricia O'Brien of Convent of Mercy, Westbourne, Ashbourne Avenue, Late of Abbeyfeale, died February 10th 2012, Survived by Sisters Breda, Kathleen, Helen, brother Hugh, her Mercy Communities, relatives, friends, former colleagues and pupils from St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Abbeyfeale.Following Requiem Mass at St Joseph's Church on Monday February 13th 2012 Sr. Patricia O Brien was laid to rest in St Mary's Convent Cemetery, Old Dominic Street, Limerick. Sr. Patricia O’Brien was born in Limerick city in the parish of St. Joseph, entered Abbeyfeale Convent on December 8, 1960 and made her final profession on August 22, 1966. She studied at UCC where she obtained a BA and H Dip in Education and later a Diploma in Catechetic. Sr. Patricia taught at St. Joseph's Secondary School Abbeyfeale from 1971 to 2008.

DIED Feb. 2012, Florence Green, from King's Lynn, Norfolk, world's last known surviving service member of World War I has died aged 110.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mollie Kissane, Sean Bradley, Emmet Leahy, Cormac O Leary, Mary Scully, Michael O Connor, Mary Carroll, Michael Kelliher, Ned White, Mary Stack, Neilus Lynch, Breda Clifford, Bernadette O Sullivan, Eamonn Sweeney, Joan Buckley, Jim O Connor, Michael O Donnell, Bill Fitzmaurice; Mass on Thurs. Feb. 23rd at 7.30pm for Nellie Sims Guzman; Mass on Fri. 24th at 7.30pm for Bernadette O’Sullivan ; Mass on Sat. 25th at 7.30pm for Marie O’Callaghan ; Mass on Sun. 26th at 10.00am for Dan O’Connor and 11.00am Mass is for Mairead Moore.



DEATH has taken place of Elizabeth Sweeney, of Beenanaspig, Kilmorna. Elizabeth was daughter of Denny Relihan and Margaret Leahy; she was predeceased by her husband Mick Sweeney, son Denis, brothers, Tim, Danny and Johnny and is survived by son Edward and sisters Mary and Peg. Requiem Mass at Listowel Church on Tuesday February 21st 2012, was celebrated for Elizabeth by Canon O Connor and Steve Donegan sang the hymns. Elizabeth Sweeney as laid to rest at Old Knockanure Churchyard in the Relihan Grave.

DEATH took place on February 21st 2012 of Carmel Hynes nee Sheehy of Goatstown, Dublin and formerly of Moyvane. Carmel is survived by her husband Michael, sons Ciaran and Aiden and daughter Niamh, sisters Norma and Imelda, grandchildren Shauna, Elle Jo, Evan, Gavin, Jason, Corey, Jessica, Nathan and Callum, Requiem Mass for Carmel Hynes was celebrated at the Church of St. Therese, Mount Merrion on Friday 24th February 2012. Carmel was daughter of Sergeant Sheehy who served in Moyvane for many years. Her brother Vincent died Dec.2009.

DEATH took place on 24th February 2012 of Mary Ellen Buckley, (née Barrett) of Aras Mhuire, Listowel and St. Martin’s Blessed Well, Tarmons East, Tarbert, Co Kerry. She was predeceased by her husband Pat Buckley who was an uncle of the McEnery Family of Tubbertoureen. Mary Ellen was born at Lower Direen, Athea, a sister of Denny Brown Barrett. Requiem Mass for Mary Ellen Buckley was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert On Sunday 26th February 2012. Followed by interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.


ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Foley, Mary, Carmody, Jim Leahy, Peg Connor, John Sullivan, Con Shanahan, Joe O Connor, Matt O Connell, Barney Enright, Ted Keane, Moira Broderick, Teresa Foley, Sr. Francis Galvin, Nora Fleming, Dan McAuliffe, Tom Lyons, Sidney Snow, Willie Brosnan, Mave Marvin, Nora Carmody, Nora Roche; Mass on Thurs. 1st March in Knockanure at 7.30pm for Michael Flynn, with the Stations of the Cross after Mass; Mass on Fri. 2nd at 7.30pm for Ellen, Patrick & Pascal Walsh with the Stations of the Cross after Mass. The I.C.A. Guild will lead us in the Way of the Cross; Mass on Sat.3rd at 7.30pm for John Holly; Mass on Sun. 4th at10.00am for Patrick & Mary Teresa Kennelly and 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Joseph Foley & the deceased members of the Foley Family


The death has occurred Feb. 2012 in England of Nora O’Sullivan (nee Harnett) who was a sister of the late Maureen Barry of Cratloe West and an aunt of the Barry family there. Nora spent much of her life living in England in the Coventry area where her own family are situated, but she came back to live in Gortnagross for some time but returned again to England some years later. Nora was a religious person, a devout Catholic and a member of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association and used regularly attend Pioneer meetings in Athea when she lived in Gortnagross.


March Notes 2012


DEATH occurred on Feb. 4th 2012 of Margaret Scollard, a native of Knocknagorna, Athea and Raheny, Dublin She was a daughter of the late John and Mary Bridget Scollard. Margaret was predeceased by her brother John and sisters Anne and Mary, survived by her sisters Phil Kerin in Dublin and Josie in England.

DEATH took place on her birthday February 24th 2012 of Mary O Connell, nee Driscoll aged 87 years. She is survived by her daughters, Mary Curtin, Nora and Theresa Sugrue and Brid Foran. Mary was born to Jer Driscoll of Listowel Road, Moyvane, her mother nee Sweeney was a native of Tarbert died when Mary was aged 4 years. Mary had siblings Jim, Tim died in 1999, Jerry who died in 2004, and Tom. Her husband Joe O Connell died many years ago. Requiem Mass for Mary O Connell was celebrated by Fr Lucid in Moyvane Church on Monday 27th February 2012, Stevie Donegan sang the hymns. Mary was great for attending church in Moyvane and going with friends to the monthly St Pio Prayer meeting in Listowel. Mary O Connell was laid to rest beside her husband Joe in the O Connell grave. Among the Connell names on the headstone are, John died 1966, Michael 1944, Richard 1939, Nora nee Foley 1958 and Daniel 1966. Older people still remember Tade Driscoll who was a grandfather of Mary.

ANNIVERSARIES: Garry McMahon, Moss Pierse, Mary O Hanlon, Jack Leahy, Maurice O Connor, Mary Casey, Anna O Reilly, Mick Flavin, Catherine O Connor, John Dunford, Michael O Connor, Paddy Lysaght, Dan Enright, Lawerence Harnett, Sr Majella Flaherty, Mike Shanahan, Murt Daly, Mary Stack, Eileen Egan, Mick Liston, Betty Goulding, Peg Hodsoll, Mass on Thurs. 8th at 7.30pm for Catherine O’Connor, Glin Road, Mass on Fri. 9th at 7.30pm for Patrick Hughes ; Mass

Sat. 10th at 7.30pm for Maureen Kinnane; Mass on Sun. 11th in Knockanure at for 10.00am Mary Carmody and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Jimmy Beaton.


ST PATRICK is patron saint of many dioceses and archdioceses, including Adelaide , Armagh , Auckland , Ballarat , Boston, Burlington (Vermont), Cape Town (South Africa), Dromore , Erie (Pennsylvania), Fort Worth, Harrisburg (Pennsylvania), Kilmore , Melbourne, Mymensingh (Bangladesh), New York, Poona (India), and Sacramento (California).

THOUGHT: “The state of your heart dictates whether you harbour a grudge or give grace, seek self-pity or seek Christ, drink human misery or taste God's mercy”. Max Lucado


Louis O’Carroll died on March 2, 2012, following a road accident in Listowel. Well known in singing the works of Sean McCarthy, Sigerson Clifford and the Valley of Knockanure, he was also part owner of a horse called Knockanure Lad. Dr O’Carroll, 62, was survived by his wife Judy and son, James in Dublin. Louis was the youngest of a family of 15 children of James O Carroll and Ellen Moloney, both were natives of Charles Street, there were ten boys and five girls in the family which lived at Cahirdown, Listowel. Just a week before he died he was performing at Writers Week fundraiser, he sang among many other songs 'The Valley Of Knockanure, he recalled his mother Ellen memories of seeing the bodies of those killed on that day at Gortaglanna on the back of a military lorry in listowel. A psychiatrist by profession, he worked for 20 years in St Ita’s Hospital, Portrane,

DEATH took place on 5th March 2012 of Bridie O Flaherty, nee Sheahan of Tubbertoureen, Moyvane. Bridie was born in 1921 at Ballyguiltenane to Mona and Murt Sheahan and was predeceased by her husband Con and grandson Mark and granddaughter Mary, survived by her children, Catherine, Eddie, Gerard, Denis, Mary, Michael and Hannah and sister Mrs Mary Donnellan. Requiem Mass for Bridie O Flaherty was celebrated on Wednesday 7th March in Moyvane Church by Fr. Eamon Mulvihill assisted by Fr Russell, Fr Crawford and Fr Lucid; Elaine Foley sang the hymns. Bridie was laid to rest in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure beside her husband Con who died in Dec. 1992 aged 77 years and granddaughter Mary O Flaherty who died in 1990.

DEATH took place on 8th March 2012 of Sr. M. Pius O Farrell, Presentation Sisters, Evergreen Street, Cork and formerly of 75 Church Street, Listowel, she was predeceased by her brother John Paul O'Farell. Sr. Pius is survived by sisters Birdie Browne of Listowel, Ernie McDermott in Limerick, Angela Whelan , Listowel, Maonna Lorigan,Macroom and Presentation Sisters. Following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church, Sr. Pius O Farrell was laid to rest in St Michaels Churchyard, Listowel on 10th March 2012. Kerryman of July 9th 1949 reports Profession at Presentation Convent, Tralee of Sr. M Pius , Josephine O Farrell of Listowel.

DEATH took place on March 8th 2012 of Michael Kissane of Murhur, Moyvane. Michael was predeceased by his wife Nellie McElligott and sisters Bridie and Mary and is survived by sons Michael and Padraig, brother Johnny, sister Eileen. Michael was son of Michael Kissane and Catherine Carmody. Requiem Mass for Michael was celebrated in Moyvane Church on 10th March 2012 by Fr. Lucid, Fr. Dillon and Fr O Connell, Stephen Donegan sang the hymns. Michael Kissane was laid to rest in the family grave at St Michael’s Churchyard in Listowel.

DEATH took place unexpectedly on 8th March 2012 of Bridie Flavin of Trien, Knockanure. Bridie is survived by her Husband Tom,( they were married for over 50 years) daughters, Helen Dowling and Mairead Lynch and sons, Pat and Tom, brother Michael and sisters Maureen and Nora. Bridie born 1st Jan 1936 was daughter of John Buckley and Margaret O Connor of Banaraha. Margaret was a native of Caher Abbeyfeale. Requiem Mass for Bridie Flavin was celebrated at Knockanure Church on Sunday 11th March 2012, by Fr McMahon assisted by Fr Lucid, Fr O Callaghan and Fr Dillon. Choir were Mary Mulvihill, Karen Trench, Ann Cox and Eileen Joyce. Bridie was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure, graveside prayers were recited by Fr Lucid and Fr Moore. Fr McMahon remarked that Mass was the centre of Bridie’s life and she took every opportunity to attend.

ANNIVERSARIES: William Bill Hudson, Mary O Keeffe, Timmy Driscoll, Pat Kennelly, Rose Galvin, Patrick Hughes, Tess Stack, Margaret Relihan, Jimmy Beaton, Mary Ann Collins, Sr. Stan Kennelly, Kitty Fitzgerald, Maureen Kinnane, Dan joe Murphy, Fr John Beasley, Johnny Stack, Frank Goggin, Mairead Lyons; Mass on Wed. 14th 7.30pm for Johnny Stack; Mass on Thurs. 15th at 7.30pm for Con & Catherine Mulvihill & their son Con; mass on Sun. 18th at 10.00am for Tim & Hanna Leahy and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Kitty & Mossie Flaherty.


March 21st 2012

ANNIVERSARIES: John Flaherty, Br. Canice Collins, Tom Daly, Margaret O Connor, Margaret Hanrahan, Mary White, Joe Collins, Willie Shine, Sr, Theresa Mary O Connor, Elizabeth Buckley, Michael Holly, Peg O Mahony, Mary Kennelly, Kitty Shine, Hannah Moloney, Willie Moore, Fr James Cunningham, Liam Keane Stack.




ANNIVERSARIES: John M Hanrahan, Nell Fitzgerald, Margaret Buckley Horton, Eileen Mulvihill McAuliffe, Sean Somers, Mike and Denis Hanrahan, Mick Relihan, Ellen Dore Kennelly, Joan Collins Flannery, Donal Brosnan, Margaret Brassel, Bill Kelly, Fr John Dalton, Ted Keane, James Cunningham, Jason Toolan, Willie O Sullivan; Mass on Thurs. 29th at 7.30pm for Mrs. Mary O’Connell & the deceased members of the O’Driscoll Family with the Stations of the Cross after Mass; Mass on Sat. 31st at 7.30pm for Deceased members of the Flaherty Family; Mass on Sun. 1st April at 10.00am for Betty Goulding and the 11.00am Mass is for Joe Stack.


DEATH occurred on March 17th. 2012 of Ned Leahy of The Millstream Abbeyfeale and St. Ita's, Convent Street, Abbeyfeale. Ned is survived by his wife Peg and children Jim, Ann, Ita, Paddy, Eamon, Tim, Una, Mark and Martin, his son Emmet predeceased him. Also survived by his sisters Maura Gallahue and Sr. Mary (Ita). Requiem Mass was celebrated in Abbeyfeale Church for Ned Leahy on Monday 19th March 2012, he was laid to rest in St. Mary's Cemetery Abbeyfeale.

DEATH took place on March 17th 2012 of, Noel Mulvihill MVB MRCVS at home in Castle Road, Glin, he was born at Derry Listowel. Noel is survived by his wife Rosita, children, Richella, Niall, Peader, Gavin, Noel, Margaret and Brigeeta ,by sister and brothers, Following Requiem Mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin. Noel Mulvihill was laid to rest in the Church Grounds.

DEATH occurred on 11th March 2012 of Michael Kiely of Rooskagh. In his earlier years Michael worked in the Post Office Staff in Limerick. He was also a columnist for the Limerick Weekly Echo in the ‘50’s. Michael Kiely wrote a series of articles for the Echo about the GAA Clubs in Limerick and Kerry under the pen name of Old Gael. Following Requiem Mass at St Molua’s Church, Ardagh on March 14th, Michael Kiely was laid to rest in Churchtown Cemetery, Newcastle West. Sympathy is extended to his sister Vera Langan, Dublin and his brother-in-law George Langan.



DEATH occurred on 8th March 2012 of Tom Brendan O’Connell, son of the late Tommy Connell, The Square, Abbeyfeale. A noted GAA player and sporting enthusiast.

The 76-year-old was manager of the racing track at the Market's Field for over 30 years starting in 1966.

The father of three, Brian, Tomas, and Liam, he is pre-deceased by his wife Sheila . Survived by brothers Denis, Florrie and Michael and sister Joan. Following Requiem Mass at Raheen Church, Tom Brendan O Connell was laid to rest at Castlemungret. The O Connells were regular visitors to Knockanure as their aunt Mrs Mulvihill had a bar and grocery shop in the Village.

DEATH took place on 27th March 2012 of Dick Stack of Dromurhur, Moyvane, born June 1928, he was son of Ellie Shanahan who died in 1991 and Robert Stack who died in 1957. His sibling Kathleen O Dwyer and nephews and nieces survive him. Dick was predeceased by siblings, Mary in 2002, John and Pat in 2007. Requiem Mass for Dick Stack was celebrated in Moyvane Church on 29th March 2012 by Fr Luid assisted by Fr McMahon, music and hymns were provided by Margaret O Carroll and Erin Stack. Dick was laid to rest in the family grave at Ahavoher, Knockanure, he attended the creamery daily since he was a young lad and his interest in greyhounds go back to his youth.

ANNIVERSARIES: Eily Carr, Mai Hickey, George O Donnell, John Downey, Bridie Shine, Timmy Keane, Jackie Broderick, Fr Tom Daly, Bill Mangan, Nora Buckley, Bess Daly, Paddy Scanlon, Sr. Mary of the Sacred Heart Leahy, Aggie Ahern, Joe Stack, Matt Costelloe, Joe Walsh, Fr Mike Dalton, Michael Sweeney, Francis Barry, Mary Agnes Brown, Jer Mulvihill, Francis Woulfe, Paddy Hanrahan, Johnny Buckley; Mass on Holy Saturday 7th April at 9pm is for Bridget Flaherty; Mass on Easter Sunday 8th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Ellen & Vanda Horgan and the 11.00am Easter Sunday Mass is Month’s Mind for Michael Kissane.



April 2012

GRAVEYARD: The St. Michael’s graveyard committee is calling for volunteers to assist the members in the upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery. Duagh Cemetery grass cutting is on 12th April. Grass is cut in Old Knockanure Churchyard and it looks clean and tidy, thanks to all involved.

DEATH: Hannah O’Donoghue (nee Brosnan), (Knocknasna and Kilmorna, died aged 91 years on April 5th. 2012, she was predeceased by her husband John and siblings Jerry, Mick, Jim, John, Mary and Sheila. Hannah is survived by sons John and Matt, daughters Kathleen, Mary-Ann and Imelda, brother Mossie, sister Peggy, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren,. Funeral Mass on Easter Sunday in Abbeyfeale Church, Hannah O Donoghue was laid to rest afterwards in Reilig Íde Naofa Abbeyfeale.

ANNIVERSARIES: Maud Brennan, Tom Fitzmaurice, Fr James Galvin, Nora Danaher, Timothy Buckley, Nora Brosnan, Mary Joy, Peg Kennelly; Gabriel Kennelly, Kit Bartishel, Ellen Dell, Teddy Conway, Fr Tom Moore, Sgt Maurice Walsh, Michael Lyons, Mick Stack, Kate Flaherty, Bishop William Walsh, Tom F Culhane, Art O Beolain, Sr. Virgilius Flavin, Sr. M Paul Bunce, Jerry O Driscoll, Peter Carmody, Brendan Carr, Teresa Dunne, Mass on Mon. 9th April in Knockanure at 11am Months Mind for Bridie Flavin; Mass on Tues. 10th at 7.30pm for Dan & Margaret Keane, Knockanure; Mass on Wed. 11th at 7.30pm for Nora Brosnan & the deceased members of the Joy Family; Mass on Thurs. 12th Knockanure at 7.30pm for Paddy & Catherine Hanrahan: Mass on Fri. 13th at 7.30pm for Ger Mulvihill; Mass on Sat. 14th at 7.30pm for Sean, Aggie & Anthony Aherne; Mass on Sun. 15th at 10.00am For the People of the Parish and the

11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Joanie O’Connor, late of Glin Road.



April 2012

“ Oh King of grief! (a title strange, yet true,

To thee of all kings only due)

Oh King of wounds! how shall I grieve for thee,

Who in all grief preventest me? “ George Herbert.

ANNIVERSARIES: Peg Enright McEnery, Michael Cunningham, Margaret Sheehy, Fr Tom Moloney, Dawn Murphy, Hannah Sheridan, Rena McAuliffe, Madge Horgan, Tom Walsh, Tade Collins, Joan O Connor, Chris O Connor, Aero Lyons, Teresa Dunn, Tim Flaherty, Ellen Stack, Mairead McGrath, Paddy Flavin, Sean Ahern, Br, William Pat Shine, John McCabe, Madge Heaney, Dan Keane, Nora Carr, Jimmy Crowley, Br. Angelus Keane; Mass on Tues.17th at Knockanure at 7.30pm for James & Margaret Kennelly; Mass on Wed.18th at 7.30pm for Deceased members of the Flavin & Mulvihill Families, Lower Aughrim; Mass on Fri. 20th at 7.30pm for Laurence & Ellen Collins, Knockanure ; Mass on Sat.21st at 7.30pm for John Shanahan & the deceased members of the Shanahan & Egan Families; Mass on Sun. 22nd at 10.00am for Nora Kelly nee Kennelly and the 11.00am Mass is for John Scanlon & the deceased members of The Scanlon Family.



DEATH took place on April 14th 2012 0f Birdie Liston of Pound Cross, Loughill. Birdie is survived by brothers Danny and Michael in Moyvane. Requiem Mass for Birdie Liston was celebrated in Loughill Church by Fr O Leary PP, on April 16th. Birdie Liston was laid to rest in Loughill Cemetery.

DEATH has taken place of Kathleen Reidy (nee Coffey) of

Upper Athea and late of Muckross, Killarney

Kathleen is survived by sons TJ, Stephen, daughters Catherine, Margaret, Sharon, Alex, brothers Raymond, Dano, Maurice, sister Peggy. Following Requiem Mass at St Bartholomew's Church, Athea on Thursday 19th April 2012, Kathleen Reidy was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea.Kathleen was born in 1935 and married Tommy Reidy in 1958.

DEATH occurred on April 17th 2012 of Davi Dillon, Shronebeirne, Kilmorna. Davie aged 89 years is survived by his brother Tom and was predeceased by his sisters Kate and Nell and his brother Mick who died in 2002. Following Requiem Mass at St. Bridget's Church, Duagh on April 19th Davie Dillon was laid to rest in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh. His father was Jack Dillon and his mother was Relihan of Kilcara, she died when Davie was a young lad.

DEATH occurred of Jule Lane nee O Brien of Rea, Kilmorna and late of Purt, she would have reached her 100th birthday in 6 weeks time. Jule was predeceased by her husband Dan Lane who was a native of Brosna and is survived by her sons, Denis, Tady, Edward and Dan, and daughter Bridie O Connor. Requiem Mass for Jule Lane was celebrated in Duagh Church by Fr Moore and Fr McMahon, she was laid to rest in Springmount Cemetery Duagh.

DEATH took place on 19th April 2012 of Richard Stack of Clounbrean, Moyvane. Richard is survived by his wife Hannah, son Richard and daughters Anne, Patricia and Margaret. His siblings Mike, Tim, Han, Theresa and Mary survive him. Richard was predeceased by siblings, Pat died 2008, John, Jim, Bridie and Nora who died over a year ago.Richard born1929 was son of Paddy and Margaret Stack of Moyvane. Richard Went to England and married Hanna Flaherty in 1953, they came back to Ireland in 1981. Requiem Mass for Richard Stack was celebrated in Moyvane Church by Fr Lucid on 22nd of April 2012, several family members took part in the ceremony. The Mulvihill Family sang the hymns; Kieran Flavin, D Healy and Tim Flaherty played tunes both at the church and graveside. Cousin Joan Cronin sang a lovely farewell song as the remains were leaving the church.

DEATH took place on April 14th 2012 in Newbridge of Lily O Connor aged 86 years, wife of the late Mike O Connor a native of Gortdromagowna. They are survived by their only son Pat O Connor who spent his holidays in Knockanure in his youth. Lily was laid to rest in Rathfarnhan Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Hannah Connell, John Joe Moloney, Richard Tobin, Kitty Moore, Nora Kelly, Kit O mahony, Michael O Connor; Mass on Wed. 25th at 7.30pm for Tom, Ellen & Jack Sheehan ; Mass on Fri. 27th at 7.30pm for Margaret, Patrick & Oliver Carmody; Mass on

Sat. 28th at 7.30pm for Michael Mulvihill; Mass on

Sun. 29th at in Knockanure at 10.00am for Dick Stack, Months Mind and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Gerard McEnery.


May Notes.

DEATH has occurred of Margaret Beslin, nee Kennelly of Palmerstown, Dublin on 26th April 2012. Margaret was born at Moyvane South 70 years ago to Jerry Kennelly and Mary Shanahan. Margaret spent her youth with her aunt Margaret Kennelly in Knockanure. She is survived by her husband Thomas Vincent Breslin and children, Angela, Edel, Vincent, John, Patrick and Catherine, siblings, Kathleen, Oliver and Tom and Aunt Margaret. Brothers Pat and Dan predeceased Margaret Breslin. Following Requiem Mass at St. Philomena’s Church, Palmerstown on Monday 30th April Margaret Breslin was laid to rest in Esker Cemetery, Lucan.

ANNIVERSARIES: Patsy Barry, Paul McEvoy, Sr Margaret Mary Morrissey, Eddie Moloney, Margaret O Donnell, Madge Stokes Fitzmaurice and her husband Bill, Patrick Bunce, Dick Galvin, Benny O Connell, Joe Healy, Seamus McCloskey, Moss Galvin, Tim Stack, Sr. Carmel Walsh, Peg Carmody, Con Synan, Mary Harnett,Pat Danaher, Paddy Greaney, Delia Langan, Mattie Kennelly, Sr. Eileen Kennelly, Sr. Ellen Fitzgerald, Mary Hayes; Mass on Tues. 1st May at 7.30pm for Denis O’Connor; Mass on Wed. 2nd at 7.30pm for Patrick Bunce; Mass on Thurs. 3rd Knockanure 7.30pm For the People of the Parish; Mass on Fri. 4th at 7.30pm for John & Hannie Shanahan & Martin & Bridget Mulvihill; Mass on Sat. 5th at 7.30pm for John Carmody ; Mass in Knockanure on Sun. 6th at 10.00am for Padraig McMahon and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for John & Hannie Shanahan & Martin & Bridget Mulvihill .




From Leinster Express  19 May 2012


Sympathy is extended to Teresa Kelly, Borris-in-Ossory on the recent death of her cousin, the late Mr Jeremiah (Jerry) O’Carroll, Kilford Arms Hotel, Kilkenny and late of Moyvane Village, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. His death took place at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harolds Cross, Dublin on Thursday May 3. His remains reposed at Lyon’s Funeral Home, Derry Listowel on Saturday evening May 5 until removal to the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane. Following requiem mass on Sunday, burial took place in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane. The late Jerry is deeply regretted by his brothers Brendan, Con and Mike, sister Marietta, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces, cousins, relatives, neighbours and many friends.


The late Jerry spent several years in Borris-in-Ossory as manager of the Leix County Hotel and made many friends during his time here. More recently Jerry worked as manager of the Kilford Arms Hotel, Kilkenny where he was held in very high esteem by the proprietors and was treated as one of the family. As testimony of this, Jerry’s remains reposed at their home in Kilkenny before being returned to his native County Kerry for funeral and burial.


May 9th 2012

DEATH took place on May 3rd 2012 of Jer Christopher O Carroll of Kilford Arms Hotel, Kilkenny and Moyvane Village. He was born on Little Christmas Day 58 years ago to Jeannie Mulvihill a native of Kilbaha and Jerry O Carroll a native of Knockanure. His siblings were Michael, Brendan, Con and Marita. Requiem mass for Christopher O Carroll was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Sunday May 6th by Fr Lucid and Fr Frawley and Elaine Foley sang the Hymns. Following Mass he was laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard beside his parents Jerry who died 1970 and Jenny who died in 2002 aged 90 years.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tom Scannell, Patsy Broderick, Fr Dan McSweeney, Joe Murray, John Houlihan, Sr. Martina Woulfe, James Relihan, Michael Anthony O Sullivan, John Carmody, Noreen McCarthy, Michael Relihan, Michael Dowling, Sr. Patricia Langan, Tom Higgins, John Flavin, George Fitzmaurice, Mary Dunfort, Mary Hudson, Gortaglanna Tragedy, William Flaherty, David Dillon, Noreen Sweeney, Michael Anthony Ahern; Mass on Wed. 9th at 7.30pm for Jimmy Kennelly; Mass on Fri. 11th at 7.30pm for Tom Flaherty; Mass on Sat. 12th at 7.30pm for Jim Cunningham & the deceased members of the Cunningham Family; Mass on Sun. 13th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Martha O’Sullivan and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for David Foley.




  ANNIVERSARIES: John Guiney, Martha O Sullivan, Catriona Houlihan, Sr. Ignatius O Grady, Michael Collins, Jimmy Kearney, Paddy Meehan, Tim Shanahan, Mary Finnegan, Eileen Behan, Eamonn Cotter, John Flaherty, Dick o Connor, Bea Leahy, Sean Sullivan, Tony Cronin, Danny Curtin, David Dillon, Catherine Barry, Sr. Loreto O Connor; Tues. 15th at 7.30pm for Michael Dore; Mass on Wed. 16th at 7.30pm For the People of the Parish; Mass on Thurs. 17th in Knockanure at 7.30pm for David Kennelly & Maureen Ahern ; Mass on Fri. 18th at 7.30pm for Maura O’Connor, 1st anniversary; Mass on Sat. 19th at 7.30pm for Seamus O’Flaherty; World Communications and Ascension Day, Mass on Sun. 20th at 10.00am for Noreen Sweeney and 11.00am Mass is for Ned Sheehy.


DEATH took place on May 14, 2012 of Jeremiah Scannell of Dromin, Listowel. Son of Paddy Scannell and Margaret Broderick who came from Duagh. Jeremiah is survived by his brothers Michael and Pat, sisters Evelyn and Mary, his brother John predeceased him. Following Requiem Mass at St. Mary's Church, Listowel on May 17th, Jeremiah was laid to rest with generations of Scannell and Kennelly families in St Michael Churchyard, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora Moloney, Padraig Kennelly, Matt Danaher, Nancy Ellis, Bridie Doody, Michael Murphy, Dolores Connolly, Catherine Stack, Seamus Flaherty, P J Bambury, Sr. Clare Grommell. Mass on Tues. 22nd 7.30pm for John & Peggy Collins & the deceased members of the Collins Family; mass on Wed. 23rd 7.30pm for James & Annie O’Callaghan; Mass on Thurs. 24th 7.30pm for Richard Stack, Month’s Mind; Mass on Fri. 25th 7.30pm for Timothy & Julia Flaherty; Mass on

Sat. 26th 7.30pm for Betty Meehan; Mass on Sun. 27h 10.00am for Nancy Flaherty and the 11.00am Mass is for Jack & Margaret Culhane.



CLIFDEN celebrating 200 years from May 25th to June 4th 2012.

You can see from Clifden to the South the Brandon Hills, in Kerry, 90 miles away. Garda Michael Kennelly of Knockanure served there in the 1930’s. He lived in Aillebrack with his wife Alice McHale-Kennelly. Michael was killed 'on duty' in January 1934 when he and his colleague Sergeant Forde, were returning to Maam Garda Station after escorting a patient to Ballinasloe Mental Hospital. The hackney car in which they were travelling left the road and entered the River Corrib at Woodquay. Garda Kennelly was drowned along with the others in the car.

DEATH: Mossie Fitzgerald, Park, Upper Athea, died on May 21, 2012, he was predeceased by his wife Hannie Moore who died in June 2004. and survived by daughters, Mary, Lily Ann and Eileen, sons Tom, Con and Maurice and brother John. Mossie was born on Armistice Day 11th of 11th 1918. His parents were Jack Fitzgerald and Liz Barrett. Requiem Mass for Mossie Fitzgerald was celebrated in Athea Church on Wednesday 23rd May 2012. He was laid to rest in Holy cross Cemetery. Mossie was predeceased by his sister Lily and brother Tom.

Death; Ava Marie Hegarty, Munroe, New York, her father from Tullamore, Listowel. Ava Marie Hegarty, 19, of Chester was pronounced dead at the scene of the one-car crash in the town of Haverstraw, state parks on Monday May 21st 2012.

Death of Sr. Lelia Sheahan of Presentation Convent Roxboro Road, Limerick took place on May 22nd 2012. Sr. Lelia was born at Beale Hill, daughter of Maryanne Kissane and Harry Sheahan, born Oct. 14th 1916 and is survived by her sister Sheila and brother Harold and Presentation Sisters. Requiem Mass for Sr. Lelia was celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church on May 24th, she was laid to rest at Mount St. Oliver Cemetery, Limerick. Sr. Lelia Sheahan was predeceased by brothers, Michael, Canon Jim and Presentation Brother Eddie. Sr. Lelia was a near relation to the Brodericks and Buckleys in Gortdromagowna. The story is often told of walking a bull from Knockanure to Beale Hill, the bull was so tired he had to be pushed at the end of the journey.

Death of Mary Cullen nee Dore of Loretta, Bruree and Formerly of Carrueragh, Kilmorna. Survived by husband Pat, sons and daughter and brother Ned. She was predeceased by her brother Jack who died in October 2010. Requiem Mass for Mary Cullen at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Bruree on Monday May 28th 2012. Burial afterwards in Knockanure Cemetery. Mary was Daughter of Davie Dore of Carrueragh and Ellen Sweeney of the Glen.

Death of Mary Dalton nee O Sullivan of Upper Athea and Upper Dirreen, Athea. Was predeceased by her husband Martin Dalton, Survived by sons Jim and Paddy, daughter Marian, and sister Sr Rosarii, Requiem Mass at St Bartholomew’s Church, Athea on Monday May 28th 2012.Burial afterwards in Holy Cross Cemetery .

ANNIVERSARIES: John Shanahan, Elizabeth Doyle, Tom O Connor, Sr. Theresa Stack, Jack McCarthy, Tim Lane, Mary Flavin, J B Keane, Gerry Enright, Hannah O Malley, Tom Lynch, Maurice O Connor, David Flynn, Owen McGillicuddy, Hannie Fitzgerald, Sr. Maureen Griffin, Chris Sweeney, Mass on Tues. 29th 7.30pm for Michael Mulvihill; Mass on

Wed. 30th 7.30pm For the People of the Parish; Mass on

Thurs. 31st at Knockanure 7.30pm Jerry Enright; Mass for First Friday 1st June 7.30pm for Kathleen Dore and Knockanure 8.00pm for Eileen Goulding; Mass on Sun. 3rd 10.00am for Mary Flavin & the deceased members of the Flaherty Family and 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Michael Flaherty



June 2012 Notes

ANNIVERSARIES: Mairead Moroney, Hannah Doyle, Sr. M Emilian Bunce, John Costelloe, John Moriarty, Fr Tim Enright, Peg Normile, Fr Con Herlihy, Br Hermes O Connor, Bridget Kennelly, Tom O Connor, Bill Barry, Fr Tom O Hanlon, Willie Flaherty, Hannie Mulvihill, Sadie Shanahan, Howard Flannery, Eugene O Sullivan, Elizabeth Emmery, Paddy Doody, Sr. Gabriel Galvin, John Pail McMahon, Sr. Claude Sheehy, Dan Scanlon, P J Flavin, Hannah Barnes, Johanna O Donnell, Winnie Sheehy, Mass on Tues. 5th 7.30pm for Chris O’Carroll, Months Mind; Mass Wed. 6th 7.30pm for Brid Brouder;

Mass Thurs. 7th 7.30pm for Hughie Fitzmaurice;

Mass Fri. 8th 7.30pm for Bridget & Bernard Shiel; Mass

Sat. 9th 7.30pm for John, Dan & Bridget Kearney; Mass on

Sun. 10th 10.00am for Timothy & Bridget Conway &

Mary Carmody.


Anniversaries and deaths June 9th 2012

DEATH: Sr. Cornelius (Biddy) Holly of Abbey House, Rathfarnham and Tarbert, died on June 4, 2012, pre- deceased by her sister Carmel (Sr Patrick IBVM), her brothers Mick, Fr Paddy CSSp and Fr Con CSSp; survived by her brother Maurice and her Loreto Community. Requiem Mass for Sr. Cornelius was celebrated in the Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham on June 7th, she was laid to rest in Abbey House Cemetery. Sr. Holly was in her 100th year.

ANNIVERSARIIES: Mai Galvin, Bessie Nealon, Tom Moloney, Mary Margaret Dillon, Liam Cronin, C J Haughey, Kity O Donnell, Mary Murphy, Donal Mulvihill, Cillian O Connor, Ned Cronin, Maureen Moore, Bridget Stack, Bridie O Connell, Eamonn Keane, Mass on Sat. 16th 7.30pm for Nora Adams nee Stack; Mass on Sun. 17th at 10.00am in Knockanure For the People of the Parish and the11.00am mass in Moyvane is for Christy Barry.


THOUGHT: To pray is nothing more involved than to lie in the sunshine of His grace, to expose our distress of body and soul to those healing rays which can in a wonderful way counteract and render ineffective the bacteria of sin.

DEATH has taken place of Mary Horgan nee Stack who lived in England and retired to Gortdromasillihy. Mary was daughter of Nora Flaherty of Knockanure and Gerald Stack of Dooncaha. Mary is survived by four sons and siblings Peg Meade, Hanora Sullivan and Gerard Stack. She was predeceased by her Husband Pat Horgan, sisters Noreen, Bridie and Kitty. Following Requiem Mass celebrated by Fr McMahon in Moyvane Church, Mary Horgan was laid to rest on 13th June 2012 beside her husband Pat at Ahavoher Graveyard, he died in November 2006 aged 82.

Death has taken place of Joan Keane aged 92 of Kilmeaney, Kilmorna. Daughter of Tim Keane and Bridget Ahern. Joan was predeceased by all of her siblings, Jack, Paddy, Dan, Mike, Ted, Lil ,Moll and Bridie. Requiem Mass for Joan Keane was celebrated in Knockanure Church by Fr Lucid assisted by Fr McMahon a neighbour of Joan. Elaine Foley provided the music and sang a variety of hymns. Joan Keane was laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard, Knockanure beside her brother Mike who died in Jan. 1990 aged 64.

Death; Sister Joan Kirby C.P. died on June 13, 2012, at Cross and Passion Convent Villa Pacis, Glen Road, Belfast, survived by her sisters Eileen, Frances and Mary,her sisters in Community and all the sisters of the Cross and Passion. Requiem Mass at St. Matthew's Church, Newtownards Road for Sr. Joan on June 16th, followed by Interment in Milltown Cemetery. Sr. Joan Kirby was born at Derrindaff.

ANNIVERSARIES: Myles Kearney, Kathy O Donoghue, Bridget Stack Guidry, Pat McElligott, Maureen Keane, Liam Barry, Joe Lynch, Patrick o Keeffe, Donal Mulvihill, Tom Keane, Sr. Elaine McElligott, John Culhane, Tom Callaghan, Brendan Shanahan, Con Greaney,

Mass on Tues. 19th at Knockanure 7.30pm for Peggy McElligott; Mass on Wed. 20th 7.30pm for Thomas & Patrick Cronin & deceased members of the Cronin Family; Mass on Thurs. 21st at Knockanure 7.30pm for Mary Brosnan; Mass on Fri. 22nd 7.30pm for Con O’Connor, Glin Road; Mass on Sat. 23rd 7.30pm for Joan Enright; Mass in Knockanure on Sun. 24th at 10.00am for Denis Flaherty and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Mary & Maurice Hartnett.


End June 2012

CEMETERY Mass at Gale, Lisselton on June 28th at 8pm. St Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel Mass on July 3rd and Mass at John Paul 11 Cemetery on July 4th.

DEATH took place on June 14th of Mai O'Connor, nee Sugrue Islandboy, Abbeyfeale, in her 96th year, Mary is survived by her husband Paddy, son John, daughter Evelyn, sister Lillie. After Requiem Mass at the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on June 17th 2012, Mai O Connor was laid to rest at St. Mary's Churchyard, Abbeyfeale.

DIED in Texas; Sister Aquilina Relihan, of Duagh and Bedford, Listowel aged 93, entered into eternal life on June 19, 2012, at The Village at Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas. Born in Kerry, Ireland, on March 22, 1919, to John and Mary (Broderick) Relihan, she was baptized Catherine. Sister Aquilina entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1936, professing perpetual vows in 1945. Sister served in the Congregation's educational facilities in Texas & Louisiana. Sister Aquilina is survived by brothers: Thomas and John Joe, her sister, Josephine Tarrant, her nephew Fr. Joseph Tarrant, other relatives in Ireland and by her community the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. the Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday June 21, 2012 in St. Joseph's Chapel followed by Interment in the Convent Cemetery. Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, 4503 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Flaherty, Mary Mulvihill, John Culhane, Dan Flavin, Hannah Buckley, Eileen Wren Kennelly, Bridie Long, Tim Dineen, Jeremiah O Connor, Bess Horgan, Tom Sullivan, Maureen Broderick, Julie O Connor, John Sheehan, Jim Galvin, Maureen Nolan, Peg Horgan, Kathleen O Connor,William Quirke, Paddy Maher, Lil Mai O Sullivan,

Mass on Wed. 27th 7.30pm for Catherine & Timothy Buckley;

Mass on Thurs. 28th 7.30pm for Patrick O’Connor & the deceased members of the O’Connor Family; Mass on Fri. 29th 7.30pm for Joe & Mary Lynch; Mass on Sat. 30th 7.30pm for Nora King nee Quinn; Mass on Sun. 1st July at 10.00am for Denis & Bridie Nolan & the deceased members of the Nolan Family and the 11.00am Mass is for Maurice Ahern .


July 2012

DEATH has taken in London of Mary Dunne, daughter of Michael Culhane and Eileen Scanlon of Leitrim East. Mary is survived by her husband and three children, her brother Michael, sisters Nell, Kitty and Anna.

DEATH took place on 22nd June 2012 of Michael O Sullivan of Coilbee, Listowel aged about 90 years. He was laid to rest at St Michael’s Cemetery Listowel after requiem Mass in Listowel Church on 25th of June 2012 beside his parents, John O Sullivan who died in 1947 and Nora O Connor who died in August 1983. Michael is survived by his brother Paddy and was predeceased by his sisters Nellie Kelly and Mary O Connor she died in 1949 aged 28 years.

Death has taken place of Mary Nolan, (née Prendergast) of Carbery House, Mountcharles, Co. Donegal. Mary born at Firies Co Kerry is survived by her sons, Tom, Stephen, John and Robert and daughters Barbara, Joanna and Eleanor, her 13 grandchildren, her sister and brothers and daughters-in-law, sons-in-law and wide circle of friends. Requiem Mass for Mary Nolan was celebrated at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Mountcharles on Sunday 24th June 2012, Mary was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.Mary was predeceased by her husband Michael Nolan whose randfather also Michael Nolan came from Moyvane South.

Recently Deceased; Noleen O’Brien nee Reidy and Maureen Enright, England and of Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: James O Connell, Joyce Mannix, Kate Faley, Patrick O Dowd, Dan Donoghue, Dick Hudson, Liam Buckley, Eileen Stack, Bridie Costelloe, Johnny Horgan, Catherine Kilkelly, Jeremiah Carmody, Kit Windle, Mrs Kiely, Breda Walsh; Mass on Tues 3rd at 7.30pm for James Mahony, at the request of Newtownsandes Co-Op; Mass on Wed. 4th 7.30pm For the People of the Parish; Mass on Thurs. 5th Knockanure 7.30pm Private Intention also for the First Friday; Mass on Fri. 6th at 7.30pm for Eamonn & Pat Sweeney; mass on Sat. 7th at 7.30pm for Bridie Reilly; Mass on Sun. 8th at 10.00am for Timothy & Mary Murphy and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Fr. Jimmy Kissane & the deceased members of the Kissane Family.



July 8th 2012

ANNIVERSARIES: Tom Sullivan, Jim and Bridie Reilly, Fr Michael Galvin, Fr James Kissane, Mary Murphy, Fr Dan Daly, Vanda Horgan, Bridie Sheehy, Pat Joe tack, Jim Sullivan, Lil Mai O Sullivan, Sean Sheehan, Julia Walsh, Nan and Michael Flavin, Aidan Holly, Mossie Ahern, Sr. Consuela Moloney, Ted McElligott, Maureen Sheahan; Mass on Tues. 10th at 7.30pm for Teresa Tess Mulvihill ; Mass on Wed. 11th at7.30pm for Mary & Patrick Keane ; Mass on 12th at 9.15am , For the People of the Parish; Mass on Sat.14th at 7.30pm for John Stack; Mass on Sun. 15th at 10.00am for David Dillon .


JULY 2012

DEATH took place on July 6, 2012 of Joseph O Keeffe of Asdee, he is survived by his wife Helena Shine, daughters Helen and Marie, sons Sean and Donie, sister Maureen Carr, brother Sean, aunt Madgie, his brother Fr. Con. O'Keeffe predeceased him . Requiem Mass for Joseph O Keeffe was celebrated on July 9th at St Mary's Church, Asdee by Fr O Connor, Fr O Connell, Fr Moore and Fr Madigan. Joseph was laid to rest in the family grave at Kilconly Cemetery. Joseph O Keeffe was born 81 years ago to Jack O Keeffe a native Kilmorna and his wife Mini Gilhooley whose people came from the North of the Country.

ANNIVERSARIES: Pat Sweeney, Patrick O Flaherty, Paudie Scanlon, Fr John B Cunningham, Mary Dee, Margaret Flaherty, Sean O Connor, Delia Stack, Sr. Declan Murphy, Mary Wren,

Mass on Fri. 20th at 7.30pm in Knockanure or Joan Keane, Month’s Mind; Mass on Sat. 21st at 7.30pm for Charles, Mary & Fr. Chris Finan; Mass on Sun. 22nd at10.00am in Knockanure for Ellen Scanlon.


DEATH took place of Johnny Murphy, Carrueragh, Knockanure and Aras Mhuire Nursing Home, Listowel on July 18, 2012. Johnny was predeceased by his sisters Sr. Declan Murphy who died July 19th 2010, Kitty O Connor and Julia Nolan, brothers Michael and Billy. Mass for Johnny was celebrated by Fr Lucid, Fr McMahon and Fr O Callaghan, The Mulvihill Family sang hymns at the Mass. Johnny was laid to rest at Old Knockanure Churchyard with his father Michael who died in 1959, his mother Maria Galvin died 1968, brothers Michael and Billy, aunt Julia Mc Mahon and uncles John, Mick, Tom, and Edward Murphy. Johnny was in his 96th year, loved football, a great historian, singer, artist and a devout Catholic. He used his talents to help his own family and countless others.

ANNIVERSARIES: Joe O Connell, Kathleen King, Peg McCarthy, John Griffin, James Godley, Jackie Lyons, Willie O Dowd, Tom Lynch, Ellie Scanlon, Bridget Dewsaap, Eileen Nolan, Paddy Scanlon, Kit Dee, Eileen Hagerty, Catriona O Connor, Fr Edward Fitzpatrick, Jer Mulvihill, Anna matia Houlihan, Jim Kennelly, Bridie Stackpool, Hannah Dore Flynn; Mass on Wed. 25th at 7.30pm for Jeremiah Mulvihill; Mass on Fri. 27th at 7.30pm for Deceased members of the Moore & Healy Families; Mass on Sat. 28th 7.30pm for Denis Corridan; Mass on Sun. 29th 10.00am for Edward Carmody

And the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is For the People of the Parish.


July 29th 2012

ANNIVERSARIES: Tom Leahy, Paddy Anthony Kearney, Mary O Sullivan, Mick Buckley, Pat Stack, Tom Geoghegan, Fr Alfred O Rahelly,John Guiney, Maureen Beasley, Martin Sheehy, Jerry Clancy, Paddy Rochford, James O Brien, John McGrath, Wed. Mass on 1st August 7.30pm for Michael Buckley; Mass on Thurs. 2nd Knockanure 7.30pm; Mass Fri. 3rd 7.30pm for Jackie Lyons; Mass on Sat. 4th at 7.30pm for Martin Sheehy; Mass on Sun. 5th at 10.00am for Nora & Michael Flavin.



Aug 8th 2012

ANNIVERSARIES: Neilus O Connell, Paddy Rochford, Pat Sheehy, Fr Kieran O Shea, John Carmody, Nan Sullivan, Sean Hanrahan, Sr. Barbara Murphy, Jack Dalton, Molly Mahony, William Sullivan, Pat Shine, Madeline Mulvihill, Con Brosnan, Mick Finucane; Mass on Fri. 10th at 7.30pm for Dan & Tessie O’Connor; Mass on Sat. 11th at7.30pm for Richard Stack; Mass on Sun. 12th 10.00am, For the People of the Parish and the 11.00am Mass is for Pat, John, Ellie & Willie Collins.


Aug 15th Notes 2012

DEATH took place on August 4th 2012 of Mary Lyons nee Sheahan of Drumrisk, Glin at Lystoll Lodge Nursing Home, Listowel. Mary was in her 98th year and was predeceased by her husband Jimmy and survived by by her sons Donie in Ballyguiltenane, and Henry in Tralee, daughters Maureen Barrett and Eileen Mulvihill. Requiem Mass for Mary Lyons was celebrated in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin on August 7th by Fr Madigan, Fr Crawford, Fr Linnane. Mary Lyons was laid to rest beside her husband Jimmy 1914-1998, in Kilfergus Cemetery, Glin. Mary Sheahan went to England in the 1930s and married in 1941, she was very interested in education, rosary, bread making and hosted a rambling house, Mary spent the last seven years at Lystoll Lodge.

Remains of Sony Doyle formally of Tarmons West, Moyvane were interred at Ahavoher Graveyard on Saturday 11th August 2012 beside his wife Evelyn Costelloe.

Death took place recently of Mary Jane Conlon, nee Kennelly in New York, daughter of Timothy Kennelly and Mary Jane Hanrahan Kennelly of Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co Kerry. Mary Jane has only one sibling alive Tim Kennelly in Charleville, she was predeceased by brothers Fr Michael who died in Jan. 2011, John Kennelly, Patrick Kennelly, Rev. William Kennelly, Daniel Kennelly and James Kennelly, sisters Mrs. Breda Clifford, Miss Katherine Kennelly, and Mrs. Elizabeth Kelly.

Requiem Mass for James Harnett was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Sunday 12th August 2012. Following Mass Jim Harnett of Murhur Cross and Leitrim West, was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery beside his parents Moss Harnett who died in 1981 and Mary Collins who died in Dec. 2000. Jim is survived by siblings Mike, Dick, Kate, Nora and Mary Joe.

ANNIVERSARIES: Pat Carmody, Sr. Ellen Cunningham, Tom Begley, Sr. Nora Moriarty, Sr. Gerard Kennelly, Kate Devane, Denis Sheahan, Nuala Gould, Mary Enright, Jeff Edgar, Jim Flaherty, Tom Holly, John Sheahan, Peg Keane, Geraldine Dillon. Drowning Tragedy on Shannon 15th Aug. 1893. Mass on Tues. 14th at 7.30pm for Mossie O’Connor; Mass on Wed. 15th The Assumption of Our Lady Holyday of Obligation, Knockanure 10am and Moyvane 11am for Pat, John, Ellie & Willie Collins; Mass on Thurs. 16th at 7.30pm for Bridget & Matt Costelloe; Mass on Fri. 17h Knockanure at 7.30pm for Ellen & Laurence Collins ; Mass on Sat. 18th at 7.30pm for Sean Larkin, Mary, Maurice & Henry Dowling; Mass on Sun. 19th at 10.00am for Dick, Peggy, John, Mary & Myles Sheehan.


August 2012

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr William Doyle SJ, killed 16th Aug. 1917; Willie Finucane, Catherine Broderick, Margaret Crowley, Bridie O Connor, Con McSweeney, Padraig O Callaghan, Fr Michael Galvin,Ethne Strong, Brid Mccarthy, Paddy Barry, Mary Olive Relihan, Jim Stack, Fr James Leahy, Joan O Grady, Sr Agatha Stack, Michael Kennelly, John Canty, Eddie Joe Nash, Liz O Connor, Mick Barrett, Shane Courtney, Mass on Tue 21st at 7.30pm for John and Hannah Foley; Mass on Wed. 22nd at 7.30pm for Denis, Nora and Michael Moloney; Mass on Thurs. 23rd at 7.30pm for Bridie, John and bridget and deceased members of the McCarthy Family; Mass on Fri. 24th at 7.30pm for Sr. Carmelita Murphy; Mass on Sat. 25th at 7.30pm for Michael Kennelly; Month’s Mass on Sunday 26th in Knockanure at 10am for John Murphy.



NEW Graveyard Committee was elected on August 24th, at a public meeting held in the Marian Hall.

DEATH took place on August 18th 2012 of Sean Neligan of Kilbaha, Moyvane and late of Kilconlea, Abbeyfeale. He was former principal of St. Ita's College,(Kelly’s), Abbeyfeale. Sean is surrounded by his wife Stasia and children Bríd, Miriam and Gearóid and brothers Timmy and Tom, sister Mary Mulcahy, aunts Eily, Hannah and Mary. Requiem Mass for Sean Neligan was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on Monday August 20th 2012. Following Mass he was laid to rest at Ahavoher graveyard beside his son Sean who died in 1983 his brother in law Jerry who died in 1974 and parents in law. Priests at Sean Nelligan's Funeral, include Fr John Lucid PP, Canon Jim Neville, Abbyfeale, Fr O'Shea Abbyfeale Homilist. Fr. Dan Leane Ballygarry, Fr. Tim Galvin, Kiltegan, Fr. Tom Crawford, Glin. Fr. Frank Duhig, Newcastlewest, Fr. Tom McMahon, Knockanure, Fr. Pat Moore, Duagh and Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch, Ballymacelligott.

Death has taken place of John Hudson of Kilbaha, Moyvane born Nov. 1953 to Richard Hudson and Kitty McGrath. John is survived by Olivia, son Jack, his mother Kitty, brothers Jim and Ritchie, sisters Margaret, Bridie and Catherine. Requiem Mass for John Hudson was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Tuesday 21st of August 2012 by Fr Lucid PP and the Mulvihill Family were in the choir. Following Mass John’s remains were taken by horse hearse to Ahavoher Cemetery Knockanure where he was laid to rest beside his father Dick Hudson who died in 1993 and uncles Pat, Jim and William. John donated the stones to erect the new Altar in Knockanure Churchyard.

ANNIVERSARIES: Denis O Sullivan, Michael Kennelly, Peggy Grego, William J Hudson, Sr. Evangelist Cantillon, Diarmuid Brandon, Tom Begley, Dan Ahern, Michael Griffin, Madeline Moloney, Mai Scanlon, Liam Nolan, Moss McGrath, Dick O Connor, Mass on Wed. 29th at 7.30pm for Fr. John O’Flaherty & the deceased members of the O’Flaherty Family; Mass on Sat. 1st Sept. at 7.30pm for Liam Lynch & the deceased members of

The Byrne & Lynch Families; Mass on Sun. 2nd at 10.00am for Martin & Mary O’Mahoney and the 11.00am Mass is for John Collins & the deceased members of the Collins Family.

  Sept. 2012

DEATH has occurred of Mary McLoughlin (nee Healy) late of

Leitrim East, Moyvane who died in New York on August 27th 2012. Mary is survived by  son JP and daughter Yolanda, siblings, Joan, Noreen, Patrick, Richard and Con. Her husband, American born John McLoughlin predeceased her. Mary was daughter of Patrick Healy and Hannah Healy nee Fennell.

ANNIVERSARIES: Paddy Finucane, Mrs Pruitt, Bob Murphy, Tom Ned Fitzgerald, Dan Foley, Nell Tydings, Ned Stack, Catherine Lynch, Sr. M Berchmans Kennelly, Tony O Callaghan, Sheila Barry, Jerry Galvin, Annie McAuliffe, Ned Buckley, Nora and Jimmy McCarthy, John Pat Ryan;

Mass on Thurs. 6th at Knockanure 7.30pm For the deceased members of the Lynch Family; Mass on Fri. 7th at 7.30pm for Michael Mulvihill; Mass on Sat. 8th at 7.30pm for Jack Enright; Mass on Sun. 9th at 10.00am for Paddy Finucane, Anniversary and the 11.00am Months Mind Mass is for Jimmy Hartnett.


Sept. 2012

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Kissane, Padraig Dunne, Hugh Goulding, Paddy Brosnan, Jackie Enright, Michael Mulvihill, Mick Connell, Fr Joe Walsh, Mary Kennelly, John Collins, Sr. Anthony O Connor, Pat Kennelly, Catherine Courtney, Kitty Denihan, Nora Galvin, Eamonn Riordan, Mary Vaughan, Teresa Joan Stack, Knight of Glin, Bridie Moloney, Sr. Annunciata Curtin, Fr Theo O Sullivan, Bridget Brosnan;Mass on

Thurs. 13th at 7.30pm for Ned & Mary Stack & deceased members of the Stack Family & Ned Scanlon; Mass on

Sat. 15th at 7.30pm for Marie Walsh; Mass on

Sun. 16th at 10.00am for Paddy Finucane in Knockanure and the 11.00am Months Mind Mass is for John Hudson, We also remember Jim Hudson.



Sept. 2012

ANNIVERSARIES: Geraldine Daly, Ned Moran, Elizabeth Kelliher, Hugh Goulding, Tim Flaherty, Joe Moloney, Mai McMahon, Sr. Joan Leahy, Sr. Regis Kennelly, Fr Denis O Sullivan, James Dower, Sr. Agatha Stack, Mai Costelloe, Mai Broderick, Michael O Connor, Pat Scanlon, Tom Kennelly, Bill O Donnell, Kevin O Donovan, Bridget O Connor, Mary Soder, Thomas Neville Stack, Mary Jo Cronin, John Joe Cronin, Maurice McKenna, Donie Relihan, Richard V Cantillon, Joe O Flaherty, Alphonsus O Kane; Mass on Thurs. 20th at 7.30pm for Hanora & Michael Galvin; Mass Sat. 22nd at 7.30pm for Dan & Jack Quinn & the deceased members of the Quinn Family; Mass on Sun. 23rd 10.00am For the People of the Parish and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Danny Walsh.

DEATH took place of Fr. Michael Maher late of Smearla Bridge, Listowel and Asdee, on September 10th 2012. Fr. Michael is survived by his sister Ann. Requiem Mass for Fr. Maher was celebrated in St. Michael's Church, Ballylongford. Requiem Mass 12th September 2012. Following Mass he was laid to rest in the church grounds, Ballylongford.

Death occurred of Ando Brosnan of Dromadabeg, Lyreacrompane on Sept. 9th 2012. Andrew (Ando) is survived by his wife Maureen and brother Patrick in Knocknagorna. Following requiem mass in Lyreacrompane Church, on September 11th, Ando was laid to rest in Lyreacrompane Cemetery.



Sean Neligan, Requiem Mass 20th Aug 2012



Today our hearts are heavy because God has taken Sean Neligan to himself, the person we loved and revered very much. We gather in the spirit of Christ who entrusted himself to his Heavenly Father and even in the face of his own death, he gave thanks to God. We too give thanks to God for Sean and for a life well lived and entrust him to the lord.

Our sympathies are with you Stasia, Brid, Miriam and Gearoid and with you Timmy, Tom and Mary who will miss him very much and of course Alex, Clodadh , Anna, Mark and Baby Sé who were very dear to him, not to forget his son Shane who has predeceased him and is an angel in Heaven. Cailiní agus Buachailli Aláinn



Sean’s gentle and kindly presence, his wise counsel and his beautiful smile may be with us no longer physically. We may be angry that the light which brightened so many lives may be extinguished forever. But nothing could be further from the truth.

There is no dying of the light for the Christian. We know that the death of Sean is not the end. There is Easter, Christ is Risen. The Resurrection of Jesus means when we die we do not pass from life to death. We pass from life through death to the fullness of life as expressed beautifully in the symbol of the seed which Christ himself used about his own life and death. Ag Chriost an siol, Ag Chriost an fomhar.

Our baptism is about our belonging to God and to one another. As a sign of our belonging and identity, of our pride and joy we like the Jersey and none more so than the Kerry people. But our Jersey as Christian is the ‘Cota Bán Chriost’, the white shawl of Baptism. We can be sure that Sean has received the Cota Ban Chriost, the fullness of baptismal belonging. He lived in the shadow of the gospel saying, ‘its matters not the first watch or the second watch’ what matters is that we are ready when we are called. Sean lived his life in the shadow and light of the Gospel. His hands were full of good deeds. A gentleman to his fingertips, whose concern in life was to brighten, add dignity and enrich the lives of all who crossed his path whether family, neighbour, work colleagues or students in St Ita’s College, where he taught for 40yrs and attended school there too. He educated the students entrusted to him so faithfully and so generously through his dedication, passion for justice, honesty, commitment to hard work and gospel values. And all he expected from his students was an honest endeavour and be a ‘Tusa ceart’.

A true person.

His students knew Sean’s love of this native tongue and culture. It was deeply engrained in his psyche. Through this natural gift he has left behind a legacy that will remain in the lives and hearts of all who knew him and whom he taught for generations. Gan dabt, ni beidh a leithead aris ann, ta Dia buioch do agus taimid buioch do. Taimid fior bhuioch do as ucht na seoda a bhroinnsé orm, gra, dár teanga agus cultuir Gaelach.

This was not the only seed that Sean sowed in life, there are many. There is one that stands out and will be deeply treasured by the Diocese of Limerick. That is his work with Accord for 20 years in preparing countless couples for marriage to live their lives in committed love. Sean nearly always gave the talk on ‘Handing on the Faith’ in the family at the pre-marriage courses. He emphasized the importance of prayer in the home and having a life giving relationship, never letting the sun go down on your anger and teaching children gospel values by the witness of the couples own lives. Children learn what they live. He bore witness to this in his own family life and in his deep affection for each one of you and your children. And I knew it has been reciprocated even by Alex who brought him sweets lately to make him better since God didn’t appear to be doing it.

The land was Sean’s pride and joy where his closeness to the earth and the animals brought him healing, strength and peace after the stresses of the day at school. On his retirement he had plans but as Robbie Burns said ‘the best wrought plans of mice and men aft gang awry’. His untimely illness took us all by surprise because he was the person who did everything by the book! However when faced with the news after the initial shock he began to let go of what was not essential. He prepared himself for what he thought may be his final journey which was all to sudden and too soon for all who cherished him very much as well as himself and his family, but ‘his soul being pleasing to the Lord’ he has been taken up.

We look on uncomprehending, as we lay him to rest we place him in the gentle healing hands of God where suffering will be no more and where he will stand gloriously in the joy, happiness and peace of his heavenly home. We know that his good deeds go with him and he will find rest from his labours. We pray that all who mourn him especially his family that they may be comforted by precious memories of a life well lived and the legacy of love he has left.


Solas na Bhflaitheas dá Anam uasal.


May he rest in peace.



ANNIVERSARIES: Anna Buckley, P J Stokes, Fr Pat Maher, John Joe Kennelly, Marve Goulding, Michael Kiely, Paddy Moran, Denis Holly, John McElligott, Jim Hudson, Brendan O Carroll, Catherine Mulvihill, Paddy Leahy, Fr Dan O Sullivan, Tom Fitzgerald, Mossie Culhane, Michael Joe Enright; Mass on Tues. 25th at 7.30pm for Nellie O’Connor; Mass on Thurs. 27th at 7.30pm for Charlie Brosnan & the deceased members of the Brosnan Family; Mass on Fri. 28th at 7.30pm for Joan McEnery; Mass on Sat. 29th at 7.30pm for Maurice Culhane 1st Anniversary; Mass on Sunday 30th at 11.00am for Brendan O’Carroll.

DEATH took place on 13th September 2012 of Mary Broderick nee O’Donoghue of Lower Keale, Athea. Mary was a native of Bllyguiltenane Glin Parish and was a sister of Bridget Broderick who was married to her brother-in-law late Davy Broderick of Dromreask. She was also a sister of Thomas O’Donoghue of Dromreask who is the Editor and Publisher of the The Ballyguiltenane Rural Journal. Mary was married to Willie Broderick who pre-deceased her. She is survived by her son Willie, daughters Margaret and Mary, son-in-law Tom daughter-in-law Kathleen, grandchildren, brother and sister. Requiem Mass for Mary Broderick was celebrated on Sunday 16th September 2012, Mary was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea.



ANNIVERSARIES: Rosaline Galvin, Jackie Hassett, Fr Tim Buckley, Bridie Pelican, Bridie Barrett, Jay Kennelly, Joan McEnery, Patsy Fogarty, Willie Stack, Fr Sean Danaher, Pat Furlong, Mary E Carpenter, Patrick J Sheahan, Ellen Dowling, Tom Connolly, Jim McCarthy, James Moore, Tade Bunion, Sr. Dympna Nunan, Lawrence MAuliffe; Mass on Tues. 2nd at 7.30pmfor Mikie Joe Enright; Mass on Wed. 3rd at 9.15am for William Stack & the deceased members of the Stack Family ; Mass on Thurs. 4th at Knockanure 7.30pm ; Mass on Fri. 5th at 7.30pm for Mary McLaughlin nee Healy, late of Leitrim East & New York; Mass on Sat. 6th at 7.30pm for Sean Nelligan, Months Mind; Mass on Sun. 7th at 10.00am Knockanure and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Henry Stackpoole.


DEATH took place on 24th September 2012 of Paddy Fitzmaurice of Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane. Paddy was born nearly 90 years ago to Jack Fitzmaurice who was a native of Ennismore and Bridie Kiely a native of Moyvane. Paddy is survived by his wife Maureen Flynn, daughter Bridie O Sullivan, sons Sean and Gene and sister Mary, his sister Nell Mulvihill predeceased him. Requiem Mass for Paddy Fitzmaurice was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Wednesday 26th September 2012, following Mass he was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery. Paddy will be remembered for the hundreds of occasions he played his accordion at events in the district.




DEATH took place on October 21st 2012 of Paddy Keane of Dublin & Duagh, Co. Kerry). Retired Assistant Commissioner of An Garda Síochana. Survived by his son Padraig Ó Catháin, daughter-in-law Ciara, brothers Stephen and Michael, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren Ross, Stephen, Sam and Alisha, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Requiem Mass for Paddy Keane was celebrated at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Johnstown, Killiney, Co. Dublin on Wednesday 24th October 2012.


Death has occurred of Joan Keane of Sullane Crescent, Raheen, Limerick

Formerly of Ballygrennan, Listowel and former Deputy Principal Ard Scoil Mhuire, Corbally. Requiem Mass in Raheen Church for Joan Keane on Monday 29th October 2012 celebrated by Fr. Noonan and fellow celebrants, assisted by the organist and vocalist at St Nessans Church, burial afterwards in Castlemungret Cemetery.


DEATH: Michael Torley Lenamore, Ballylongford, Co Kerry and formerly of Newry, died Sept. 21, 2012. Father of Eimer and Niamh and husband of Elma, nee Kennelly; sadly missed by his parents Eileen and Brendan, sister Louise, brothers Paul and Brian, aunts and uncles, father-in-law and mother-in-law Alan and Brenda Kennelly, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces. Following Requiem Mass in Ballylongford Church, Michael Torley was laid to rest in Lislaughtin Abbey on September 22nd 2012.

DEATH took place on September 27th 2012 of Peggy O Connor, nee Enright of Market Street, Listowel and 7 Clieveragh Park, Listowel, wife of the late John M. O'Connor. Peggy is survived by her children, Marian, Jerry, Sheighle, William, Angela and John, brother Toddy, sisters Billie and Veronica, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grand- children, nephews and nieces. Following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church on Sunday 30th September 2012 , Peggy O Connor was laid to rest in St. Michael's Cemetery, Listowel. John M O Connor was born at Knockanure.

  OCTOBER 2012

DEATH took place on 29th September 2012 of Dolly Bridget Dillane, Doon House, Tralee, formerly the Hill, Moyvane. at Riverside Nursing Home. Dolly waspredeceased by her husband Thomas and is survived by her son Ian and sister Kathleen O Connor of Knockanure and sister-in –law Kathleen Stack of Moyvane. Requiem Mass for Dolly Dillane was celebrated at St Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Tuesday October 2nd, Interment afterwards in Old Rath Cemetery Tralee. Dolly was predeceased by siblings, Margaret, Willie in 2000, Mai in 2004,Tim in 2006. Her father Edward Stack died about 55 yrs ago and is buried at Murhur Churchyard with his wife Bridie O Hanlon who died c1956.


DEATH took place of Edward (Eddie) Langford of Bansha, Killorglin on October 2, 2012. Eddie was predeceased by his wife Mary, nee Clifford and is survived by his son Richard, daughters Maura Moran Knockanure, Helen and Claire, sister Kathleen, brother John. Requiem Mass for Eddie Langford was celebrated at St James's Church, Killorglin on 4th October 2012. Eddie Langford was laid to rest afterwards in nearby Dromavalla Cemetery, beside his wife Mary who died on 9th November 2010. Clergy at the Mass included, Fr. Liam O'Brien, Killorglin, Fr. Pat O'Donnell, Milltown, Archbishop Dermot Clifford, Fr. John Clifford O.P. Fr. Denis McGillycuddy and

Fr. Gene McGillycuddy.

DEATH took place on 4th October 2012 of Pat Stanley, Fleanmore, Ballyhahill. Pat is survived by his wife Ann, brothers Canon Mortimer and Michael and sister Mary. Requiem Mass for Pat Stanley was celebrated in the Immaculate Conception, Glin on Saturday 6th October 2012. Pat Stanley was laid to rest in Kilfergus Cemetery, Glin beside his mother Margaret Daly of Duagh who died in 1966, his father Joe Stanley died 1972, sister Eza died in 2006. His brother Tom died in 2004.

Death took place on 22nd September of Timothy McElligott, late of The Bridge Road, Listowel. Survived by his wife Anne and son Gerard, he was predeceased by his first wife Cissie Kennelly. Following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church Timothy McElligott was laid to rest in St Michael’s Churchyard, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Pat Nolan,, John O Mahony, Monsignor Michael Leahy, Fr Pat J O Donoghue, Kathleen Fuller, Hannah Hyland, John Cyril Tobin, Harry Stackpoole, Bishop James Collins, Annie Flynn, Bridger Daton, Paddy Horgan, Margaret Shine, Michael Harnett, Pat Stack, Michael Burke, Tommy Reidy, Michael O Connor; Mass on Sat. 13th at 7.30pm for Danny Kearney; Mass on Sun. 14th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Liam Sexton & the deceased members of the Sexton Family and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Michael & Nora Roche.



Oct. 2012

DEATH has taken place of Tim Griffin on October 8th 2012. Tim was a native of Coolagown, Listowel. Tim is survived by his wife Moria Sheahan, sons Tim and Seamus, daughters Maria and Kathleen and sister Mrs Molyneaux. Following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church on Wednesday 10th October 2012 Tim Griffin was laid to rest in St Michael’s Churchyard, Listowel.

Tim was always a very active member of the community and took a great number of photographs and contributed articles on local historic events, holy wells, grottos, convents and old dwellings. Tim also taped folklore. Articles he contributed to the Ballyguiltenane Journal include; In the 30th edition Tim wrote and illustrated the history of the Listowel Presentation Convent1844 to 2007,among the photos is an inside view of the Convent Church and congregation on the last mass celebrated there on 26th Aug. 2007. In the 31st edition of the journal we find Tim giving a summary of devotion to Our Blessed Lady down the centuries, with a lovely picture of the Crown and Cross on the Rosary Basilica in Lourdes, the treasures were donated by the Irish people. Later on in the 34th edition, he gives coverage with many photos of the Monks Road through the bog from Finuge to Dysert.

DEATH of Con Mulvihill took place in Birmingham on October 3rd 2012, aged 87 years. His remains were taken to Our Lady of the Rosary Church, on Monday 15th October 2012 at 4.30pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday 16th October 2012 at 12.00 noon followed by the burial at Brandwood End Cemetery. Con Mulvihill was a native of Glenalappa East, Moyvane, son of Pat Mulvihill and Nora Sheehy and his Siblings include, Jer, Mai, Mike, Jim, Martin, and Pat. Con was a child when his mother died and his elder brother Jer then aged 13 took the place of his mother and did all the housework.


DEATH took place of Denis Flaherty of Aughrim, Moyvane, he was born 17th May 1928 to William Flaherty and Nora Hanrahan. His siblings include Liam, Jim, Con, Kitty, Mary Jo Bunce, Peg Brassil, and Nora Galvin. Following Requiem Mass in Moyvane Church on October 6th 2012, Denis Flaherty was laid to rest in the Family grave in Murhur Churchyard.

Death took place of Gerard F Horgan of Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, he was predeceased by his mother Mary who died in June 2012, his father died in 2006. Gerard is survived by his three brothers, Aunts and uncle Gerard Stack, Following Requiem Mass in Moyvane Church on 5th October 2012, Gerard Francis Horgan was laid to rest beside his parents at Ahavoher Graveyard, Knockanure.


ANNIVERSARIES: Danny Enright, Pat Stack, Maggie Enright, Kitty Greaney, Fr Mundy Stack, Martin O Connell, Jack Dore, Paddy Faley, Patie Wren, Peg Connor, Mary Kennelly, John Somers, Mary Ellen Deenihan, Sr. Ambrose Buckley, Ellen Woods, John Connell, Norrie Donegan, Sean Broderick, Frank Thornton, Jack Dunne, Nora Stack, Michael T Flaherty, Mass on Sat. 20th at 7.30pm for Jerry Galvin, Mass on Sun.21 st at 10.00am for Michael & Julie O’Sullivan and the

11.00am Mass is for Sean Broderick.


October 2012

DEATH has taken place of Mary O Connor, nee Breen of Bunagara, Listowel. Mary was born at Glencar on 1st January 1921 and came to Listowel to work at Raymonds. Mary was predeceased by her husband and is survived by sons, Martin, John, Mike and Tom and daughter Marian, brothersChris and Batt and sister Eileen. Requiem Mass at St. Mary's Church, Listowel on Thursday 18th October for Mary O Connor, she was laid to rest in St. Michael's Cemetery, Listowel.

Death has taken place of Moira Nash nee Brosnan of Janesboro, Limerick. Moira is survived by her husband Joe, daughter Sarah, brother, John, sisters, Teresa, Nuala and Rita and mother Catherine. Following Requiem Mass at St Joseph’s Church, Limerick, Moira Nash was laid to rest in Duagh Cemetery on 20th October 2012.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jerry Galvin, Willie Harnett, Michael O Donovan, Sr. Thomas McCafferty, Br Austin Shanahan, Fr James O Keeffe, Br. Dan Hayes, Matt O Connor, Darragh Hennessy, Fr Michael Stack, Teresa O Sullivan, Mary Carroll, Tony Mason, Hannah Connolly, Node Guiney, Nuala Doige, Sr. Bridget McMahon, Kathleen Scully; Months Mind Mass on Fri. 26th at 7.30pm for Paddy Fitzmaurice; Mass on Sat. 27th at 7.30pm for Michael & Stephen Kiely; Mass in Knockanure on Sun. 28th at 10.00am for Batt & Patrick Flavin and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Denis McEvoy & the deceased

members of the McEvoy Family.

KERRY General Hospital Chapel of Christ the Healer, Annual November Mass on Monday 5th November at 7.30pm.


DEATH took place on 20th October 2012 of Michael 'Mick' Reidy of Glenagower, Athea at the age of 91 years. Mick is Survived by his sons Dick and Paudie, daughters Ann, Joan and Geraldine, brother Pat, sisters Nora and Josie. Requiem Mass for Mick was celebrated on Wednesday 24th October at St. Bartholomew's Church, Athea, among the celebrants were, Fr Bowen, Canon Cussen, Canon Kelly and Fr Bluitt . Following Mass, Mick Reidy was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea beside his wife Peg Sheehy who died on November 11th 2004.

ANNIVERSARIES: Hannah Scanlon, Maureen Dowling, James O Connor, Kathy Moran, Bridie Dore, John Houlihan, Bub Flavin, Fr John Sheehy, Mary Agnes Barrett, Geoffrey Harnett, Peggy Mulvihill, Sr. Eucharia Leahy, Tim O Connor, Donal Riordan, Peter O Connell, John Shanahan, Eamon Dunlea,

Mass on Tues. 30th at 7.30pm for Con Mulvihill, who died recently; Mass on Sat. 3rd at 7.30pm for Tim O’Connor; Mass on Sun. 4th 10.00am For the People of the Parish and the

11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Nora Guiney.

MASS: Thurs. 1st Nov. Feast of All Saints is a Holy Day of Obligation, 10am Knockanure and 11am for Paddy Fitzmaurice at the request of the Creamery Committee, Management & Staff. Fri. 2nd All Souls Day, 9.15am Moyvane for the Holy Souls and 7.30pm at Knockanure for the Holy Souls.

  Nov. 2012 Notes

DEATH took place of Paddy (Goggins) O Sullivan of Coilbee, Listowel, on Oct 23, 2012, in his 96th year. Paddy is survived by his sister Noreen Lyons, nieces and nephews. Paddy was predeceased by his brother Michael who died 22nd June 2012 aged 90 years; Sister Nellie Kelly who died on January 8th 2007 aged 89, his sister Mary O Connor died in 1949; His nephew John Joe died in 1990. Following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church on 25th October 2012, Paddy O Sullivan was laid to rest in the family grave in St Michael’s Churchyard beside his parents, John who died in 1947 and Nora nee O Connor who died in August 1983.

ANNIVERSARIES: Paddy O Hanlon, Fr. John Shine, Bridger Mary Desmarais, Margaret Collins, Nan Sullivan, Nora Dillon, Mick Lane, Nora Moloney, Margaret Deenihan, Liam O Connor, Peg Stack, Fr Michael Slattery, Mary Dillane, James Walsh, Mary Ahern, Mary Langford, Mai Lane, Catherine Brosnan, Mary Rose Carrig, Mary Kennelly, Mary Ellen Houlihan, Mai Quinlivan, Peg Reidy, Grace Mary Brosnan; Tues. 6th Holy Mass in the Marian Hall for the deceased members of the I.C.A. at 7.30pm ; Mass on Wed. 7th 7.30pm for Fr. John Shine and the deceased members of the

Shine Family; Mass on Thurs. 8th Knockanure at 8pm for Michael Lane & the Enrolment Mass for the children who will receive their First Holy Communion this year; Mass on Fri. 9th 7.30pm for the November Intentions; Mass on Sat. 10th 7.30pm for Hanna Cunningham & the deceased members of the Windle Family; Mass on Sun. 11th at 10.00am for Paddy & Bridie Flavin & Pat Lynch & family members.


  November 2012

REMEMBERANCE Tree in Knockanure Church helps us recall all our relations and friends who have passed away.

DEATH on 26 October 2012 of Fr Seán Ryle from Islandganniv, Listowel, Co. Kerry, was born on 9 May 1926. Fr Sean was educated at Killorglin NS, CBS Milltown, Castlemaine NS and St Joseph’s College, Ballinasloe. He came to Dalgan in 1945 and was ordained priest on 21 December 1951. Fr Sean Ryle served many years in Japan, was buried in Dalgan Cemetery on October 29th following Requiem Mass.

Death; Bridie Mason, nee Histon of Clounmacon, widow of Tom of Killgarvan, Ballylongford died 5th Nov 2012 at Arus Mhuire. Bridie was 91years on 25th Oct. 2012. Mother of Betty, Noreen, Thomas and Jeremiah. Removal from Lynch’s Funeral Home, Ballylongford to Ballydonoghue Church. Burial in Gale Cemetery 9th Nov. 2012, Fr John Lawlor and Fr Sheehy celebrated her requiem mass.

Death of Bett Histon, late of Clounmacon, Liverpool, Courthouse Lawn, Listowel, on 10th November at St Josephs, Listowel Hospital. Survived by her sister Peg Holyoake. Predeceased by her 2 brothers Jack and Son, her sisters, Moll, Joan, Nell and Bridie. Following Requiem Mass at Listowel Church on Tuesday 13th November Bett Histon was laid to rest in St Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Veronica O Neill, Billy Barry, Sr. Maria Kissane, Joe Scanlon, Sr. Mary Tarrant, Billy Heffernan, Maureen White, Sr Imelda O Connor, Mary Leahy, Michael Scanlon, Eileen Connell, Michael Lucid, Tom Stack, Tom Meehan, John Fitzmaurice, Tom Reidy, Ann Looney, Kathleen Buckley, Mary O Sullivan, Robert Corridan, Peter Lewis, Bridget O Connor, Richard Sheehan, Paddy Hurley, Hannah Griffin, Agnes Fitzgerald, Mamie Kennelly, Mary O Mahony, Bridie Pace; Mass on Sat. 17th at 7.30pm for Johnny Meade; Mass on Sun. 18th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Jack Carmody & the deceased members of the Carmody Family and the

11am Mass in Moyvane is for Maimie Kennelly.



Death occurred on Friday, November 9th 2012 of John Eymard O'Connor of Eagle Lodge, Tralee, he was born on 19th August 1957 at Keylod, Knockanure, Moyvane. Survived by siblings, Liam, Dan, Michael, Bernie, Francis, Joan and Kathleen. Funeral Mass on Monday November 12th 2012 at Knockanure Church, Celebrated by Fr O Sullivan assisted by Canon O Connor, Fr Lucid, Fr McMahon, Fr O Connor, Fr Finucane and Fr Broderick. Stephen Donegan sang the hymns and played the organ. Eymard O Connor was laid to rest after mass in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure. beside his parents, Tom O Connor who died in March 2001 and Mary Keane who died aged 62 years in April 1977.

Eymard O Connor was caring and affectionate, we could all learn from him as he gave all and held nothing back. He enjoyed music and taking part, his favourite instrument was the tambourine. Eymard was introduced to music at a young age as he accompanied family and friends on St Stephen’s Day on the Wren. He loved style and treats as he would declare today is my birthday. Eymard was always busy, loved to do jobs, even as a child he helped his father plant cabbage, after helping his next-door neighbour with his planting, he took some home and planted them to the surprise of his Dad, as to where he got the plants. Thank you was always on his lips, hundreds were at Knockanure Church to say good bye and thank him for the way he touched so many live. Sean South was played at his graveside as it was his favourite tune.

DEATH took place Eileen Marle nee Houlihan, Burntwood House, Bedford, Listowel. Requiem Mass for Eileen at St Mary’s Church, Listowel on Friday 16th November 2012. Burial afterwards in Derryco Cemetery, Lisselton. Eileen was sister in law of Maurice Kennelly of Inchamore.


ANNIVERSRIES: Eileen O Donoghue, Tess Fitzgerald, Liam Flaherty, Robert Stack, Eddie Carmody, Fr. John O Flaherty, Pat Scanlon, Martin J Sheehy, Padraig Tydings, Ned Bunce, Con Riordan, Mary Harnett, Mary O Hanlon, Fr Leo Danaher, Joan Gaire, Donal Foley, Fr Michael O Leary, Mairead Carmody;

Mass on Wed. 21st 7.30pm for Myles & Nora Kearney & Danny Cunningham; Mass on Fri. 23rd 7.30pm for Patrick Scanlon; Mass on Sat. 24th 7.30pm for Kit & Edward Fitzmaurice; Mass on Sun. 25th 10.00am in Knockanure for Kathleen O’Connor, 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Mikie Joe Flaherty.



Nov 2012


DEATH took place on November 16th 2012 of Tom Scanlon of Oakpark, Ennis and formerly of Glen Road, Moyvane, and Kilburn, London. Tom is survived by his wife Phil, brothers Con, Mike and Pat. Following Requiem Mass Tom Scanlon aged 70 years, son of Mick Scanlon and Mai Mulvihill was laid to rest in Kilmaley Cemetery on 19th November 2012.

RECENT DEATH David Hegarty, late of Tullamore, Listowel died in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.

The death has occurred on 18th November 2012 of Jeremiah (Butcher) Behan of Lisselton Cross, Listowel.


ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Baptist Kennelly, James Leahy, Ned Walsh, Canon Eamonn Dillane, Tom Woulfe, Pat Hanrahan, Michael Windle, Mary Carmody, Martin H Kennelly, Una Dore,Ann Marie de Bilde, Mikey Fitzgerald, Josie Lyons, Con Connell, Mark Flaherty, Fr John Joe Walsh, Sr. Carmel Danaher, Finbar Carmody,

Mass; Wed. 28th 7.30pm Julia, Paddy & Billy Hanrahan & the deceased members of the Hanrahan Family and Mass on

Thurs. 29th 7.30pm for Michael Dore .


MASS for Those who Died during the past year will be celebrated on Friday 30th November at 7.30pm in Moyvane and on Tuesday 27th November in Knockanure. A special candle will be lit for Each one of them.

CEREMONY OF REMEMBRANCE: For those touched by suicide will be held on Sunday, December 2nd in Our Lady & St Brendan’s Church at 3pm. All welcome.


  Nov. 2012


EATH: Sr. Gerard Sheehy, Convent, Castletownbere and late of Duagh, Listowel, died on November 20th 2012 in Fatima Home, Tralee. Sadly missed by her loving community, brother Jeremiah, sisters Peg, Bridie, Cathy and Sr. Brendan,

Requiem Mass for Sr. Gerard was celebrated at St Peter's Church, Castletownbere on Friday November 23rd 2012, followed by burial in the Old Convent Cemetery.

DEATH has taken place of Mattie Walsh, formerly of Islandeanny, Duagh and Inch and Garryárd, Listowel. Requiem Mass for Mattie Walsh was celebrated at St Theresa’s Church, Ballydonoghue on Friday 30th November 2012. Mattie worked for many years at Keane’s of Garryard and in recent times lived at Lystoll Nursing Home, he was laid to rest in Gael Cemetery, Lisselton

The death has taken place of Maureen Scollard (nee Sheahan) wife of the late Dan, Knockfinisk, Athea, on Tuesday 20th November 2012. She died in Cahermoyle Nursing Home, Ardagh she was ninety years old and was a native of Knocknagorna, Athea, Her Requiem Mass was celebrated at Saint Bartholomew’s Church on followed by burial in Templeathea Cemetery on Thursday 22nd November 2012.

DEATH: Took place on November 24th 2012 of Joan Mullane of Lisreidy, Loughill and formerly of Knocknaboula, Foynes, in her 101st year, Joan; will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, sister-in-law, relatives, friends and neighbours. R.I.P. Requiem Mass in Loughill Church for Joan Mullane on Tuesday 27th November ’12, Burial afterwards in Loughill Cemetery.

DEATH: Requiem Mass for Bridie Quille nee Long was celebrated at Holy Family Church, Southill, Limerick on Wednesday 28th November 2012, Burial afterwards in Mount St Oliver cemetery Limerick. Bridie was a native of Lyreacrompane, he father came from Glin, Bridie and her family contributed articles to several local magazines over the years.


ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Manning, Denis Sweeney, Pat Hayes, Jim Brosnan, Bridget McCarthy, Nora Stack, Margaret Kennelly, Michael Fitzmaurice, Betty Coughlin, Ollie Leahy, Bridie Stack, Mikey Holly, Denis Moynihan DD, Margaret Dillane, Kay Holloway, Nora Flaherty, John Moore, Tim Kennelly, James O Connor, Maureen Foley, Nora Foran, Breda Thomas, Jane Desmond, Johnny Broderick, Peggy Moriarty, Tom O Connell, William Finucane, John Collins, Derry Tatten, Peggy O Connor. Mass on Tues. 4th 7.30pm for Dan & Mary Nolan; Mass on Wed. 5th 7.30pm, For the People of the Parish; Mass on Thurs. 6th Knockanure at 7.30pm for John & Catherine Moloney ; Mass on Fri. 7th at 7.30pm for Maureen Foley & the deceased members of Foley Family; Mass on Sat. 8th Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 10.00am Knockanure Tom Relihan and his parents Jeremiah & Annie and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Denis & Nora Hanrahan & the deceased members of the Hanrahan Family; Mass on Sun. 9th at 10.00am for P.J. Nolan in Knockanure and 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Elizabeth & Jeremiah Buckley.



December 2012


PLAQUE to the memory of Paddy Finucane will be unveiled by Mick Finucane at Gale Bridge on the Mail Road a short distance from his birthplace on December 16th at 2pm, all are welcome.

Paddy was the principal man behind the proposal of the Drainage scheme in 1951.

REMEMBERANCE Tree, this event will take place on Sunday 16th December 2012 at 3.00p.m. outside the Tralee Town Council offices on Princes Quay. This tree gives people an opportunity to place an ornament on it to remember all those who we have lost to suicide .

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr Jerry Roche, Agnes Donovan, John P Fitzgerald, Tom Relihan, Sean Brosnan, Martin Mulvihill, Bridie O Donnell, David O Brien, Sr. Mary Kevin Enright, Danny Dunne, Vincent Sheehy, Liam Scanlon, Patrick O Connor, Denis McEnery, Sr. Rose Twomey, Con Shine, Mary Maguire, Jack Flavin, Bridget Moran, Sr. Anthony Joseph Mulvihill, Elizabeth Mary Murphy, Sheila Buckley, P J Nolan, Eileen Tierney, Fr Dan Mulvihill,

Mass on Tues. 11th at 7.30pm for William Collins & the deceased members of the Collins Family; Mass on Wed. 12th 7.30pm for Sheila & Ned Buckley; Mass on Thurs. 13th 9.15am for Breda Thomas nee Cunningham; Mass on Sat. 15th 7.30pm for Matthew & Bridget Quinn and the deceased members

of the Quinn Family; Mass in Knockanure on Sun. 16th 10.00am for Jack Goulding and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Connie Shine.



DEATH took place on December 9th 2012 of Brian Quinn of Hillside Drive, Athea, he worked locally before going to England. Brian died at Milford Hospice. Brian is survived by sisters Mary and Peg, brothers Tim and Sean, following requiem Mass in Athea Church, he was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery Athea on 11th December 2012.

ANNIVERSARIES: Willie Mulvihill, Patrick Flavin, Marie Galvin, Fr Liam Ferris, Sr. Loretto Relihan, Kevin Barrett, Nancy Daly, Sr. Anna Patricia O Connor, Fr William Murphy, Sr. Basil McAuliffe, Michael Collins, Jer Horgan, Ted Brosnan, Kitty Bowden, Noreen Buckley; Mass on Sat. 22nd at 7.30pm for Pat, Joe & Teresa Mullane; Mass on Sun. 23rd at 10.00am for Johanna Quinn.



REMEMBERED: Celebration of life of Phil Lynott will be held at the Grand Hotel on January 5th.

DEATH took place December 2012 of Eugene Brandon late of Aughrim, Moyvane and England, he is survived by sisters Nodie, Mary and Margaret. Eugene was son of Jack Brandon and Nora O Connor.

DEATH took place on December 9th 2012 of John Barrett of Lenamore, he was born in 1930 to Mick and Nellie Barrett, and he had siblings Catherine, Teresa, Eileen, Chrissy and Mikey. John is survived by his wife Madeline Moriarty and children Mike, Anita, Dympna and James. John Barrett was laid to rest at Lislaughtin Abbey following Requiem Mass in Ballylongford Church on December 12th 2012. John and Madeline were married for 58 years, in his youth he competed and won the half hundred weight throw in Knockanure.

PAIDI O Se, eight times All-Ireland winner was buried following requiem mass at Ventry Church in the Reilig Chaitliona, on December 18th 2012. Paidi was predeceased by his parents Beatrice and Tommy and brother Michael.

He is survived by his wife, Maire, children Nessa, Siun and Padraig Og .


ANNIVERSARIES: Nora Mai Broderick, Hannie Quinn, Bridget Finucane, Paddy Healy, John Joe Sheehy, Michael Brosnan, Sr. Carmel Beasley, Jack O Brien, Ted Brosnan, Bridie Hanrahan, Vincent Dillon, Sean Broderick, Timmy Dillane, Maureen Sheehy, Fr. Willie O Brien, Jim Kelly, Edward Walsh, Kit Ahern, Myra Downey, Elizabeth Lynch, Sr. Gregory Dillon, Catherine Kennedy, Michael Kissane, Pat Dalton, Fr. Dan Dee, Peg Dillon, Sr. Patricia O Connor, Ned Buckley, Maureen McSkane, Kit O Rourke, Maurice Kennelly, Joan Kennelly, Denis Histon.


Dec 2012

DEATH took place on 26th December 2012 of Denny McEnery of Tubbertureen, Moyvane, he is survived by his wife Kitty Cox, six sons and one daughter. Denny was son of Den McEnery and Margaret Hudson and his siblings were, Sony, Madeline, who died in 2008, Hannah, Noreen, Catherine, Birdie and Ita. Following Requiem Mass in Moyvane Church on Friday 28th December ’13, Denny McEnery was laid to rest in Knockanure Old Churchyard.

DEATH has taken place of Jim Sheehy of Pilgrim Hill, Kilmorna. Jim Sheehy was laid to rest at Springmount Cemetery Duagh on December 23rd 2012 following Requiem Mass in Duagh Church. Jim was a brother of the late Ned Sheehy of Moyvane who died aged 70 in May 1994.

ANNIVERSARIES: Monsignor Pat Daly, Sr. Declan Buckley, Mary Ann O Carroll, Francis Dowling, Brendan Mulvihill, Tim Donoghue, John Fealy, Mary Keane, Jimmy Lyons, Roger O Connor, Fr. Michael F Kennelly, Fr James H O Connell, Francis Thornton, Denny Mulvihill, James Curtin, Jerry Lyons, Dan Keane, Christopher O Connor, James Culhane, Pat Galvin, Tom Roche, Dermot Keane, Paddy Dore, Michael Buckley, Dan Shine, Con McCarthy, Kit Leach, Tom Francis, Eddie Holly,

e following whose anniversaries occur and for whom Holy

Mass will be offered as follows:

Sat. 29th 7.30pm Private Intention

Sun. 30th 10.00am Remembrance Mass

Mon. 31st No Mass in Moyvane

Tues. 1st Jan. 7.30pm Brendan Ben Mulvihill

Wed. 2nd 9.15am Private Intention

Thurs. 3rd 9.15am Mick & Mary Moloney

7.30pm Knockanure

Fri. 4th 7.30pm Deceased members of the Culhane Family

Sat. 5th 7.30pm Dan Keane

Sun. 6th 10.00am Michael & Teresa Bambury

11.00am Bridget (Pidge) Holly