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APRIL 2020

29th April 2020

WE hope you are all keeping safe and well in your homes during (Coronavirus) covid-19 and we send our best wishes to everybody in our community, especially to those cocooning at this time.
We are all looking forward to next Tuesday week  May 5th hoping that there might be a slight easing of restrictions but slight is really all that we can hope for.
You are all doing a great job in abiding by the restrictions and your efforts are working in preventing the spread of this virus.
We are very thankful to those who are working so hard to keep us safe and well during these difficult times, especially the front line staff in our hospitals and care homes and all the people working in shops and supermarkets.
Keep your spirits up and we will get through this. At least the weather has been lovely so we can enjoy the sunshine in the comfort of our back gardens over the last few weeks, with some people are doing painting and decorating projects, while others are doong School work, baking, exercise classes using online resources. 

ABBEYDORNEY PARISH ~ ST.   BERNARD’S, ABBEYDORNEY ~ ST.  MARY’S, KILFLYNN

MASSES
Please pray for John O’Brien, Milltown, Michael  Leahy, Abbeydorney and Fr. Liam Comer, Ardfert who died recently.
Sat.    2nd       6.00 p.m.   
Sun.    3rd     10.00 a.m.    Fr. Liam Comer, Ardfert

Mass will be streamed live on   www.dioceseofkerry.ie,  
go to Abbeydorney Parish and  Click on watch live Mass
Priest on duty in North Kerry Area, Sunday 26th April
Fr. Declan O’Connor    087-0908949
 Parish Office is closed due to the Covid-19 restriction. Please phone 066 4018996 for Mass booking and all other queries.
Mass on Radio Kerry Sunday mornings at 10.00 a.m. will be streamed from St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee.
Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Conference St. Vincent de Paul 
confidential contact number is 087 7086253
Parishioners have been asking what they should do with weekly envelopes, Easter offering and Trócaire contributions.  If possible, continue to put your weekly offering in the envelope, do the same for Easter offering and keep all until churches are open etc. (Fr.) Denis O’Mahony.  Thank you!
Accord are now offering over the phone counselling for couples, Individuals & family members during this time of unprecedented stress & pressure during these weeks of COVID-19.  Call: 01 5313331

Tax Relief on Charitable Donations - Thanks to all those who participate in the tax rebate scheme and have kindly returned the CHY3 forms. Please return outstanding forms as soon as possible. If you are not already participating in the scheme and think you might be eligible, please phone 066 4018996 for details.

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People:
ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).    The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Hours may be extended to meet the demand.

Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Conference St. Vincent de Paul
confidential contact number is 087 7086253

KILFLYNN COMMUNITY TOGETHER AND CROTTA GAA
Kilflynn Community Together and The Crotta Hurling Club are here to help and if you or any of your neighbours need a delivery of medicine or food or any other essential service during this difficult time while our country battles the threat of Covid 19, please let us know.
We have an army of volunteers to support our community at this very difficult unprecedented time.
Please if you need any assistance contact the Kilflynn Community Together phone on 087-1122828. We will organise pickup and delivery for you.  Please let any of your neighbours that might need assistance know this help is here. We will let you know who will be delivering it to your door.  Please keep safe, and as a community we will beat this virus.

CROTTA LOTTO
With the recent government announcement on the extension of the Covid-19 restrictions, our club lotto remains suspended. We will hopefully review the situation during the week of the 5th May and will act in line with the Government / HSE advice at that time.
While this is a regrettable decision it is necessary to safeguard the health of our club officer’s lotto players and our many promoters.
We thank all our promoters and supporters of the Crotta Hurling Club Lotto and we look forward to your support again hopefully in the not too distant future.

GAELTACHT SUMMER COURSES/SCHOLARSHIPS
Due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic and the impact it’s having on cultural events throughout the country the Irish/Gaeilge Summer Courses held in the Chorcha Dhuibhne area of West Kerry and the annual GAA Gaeltacht Scholarship scheme have all been cancelled for 2020.


22nd April 2020

ABBEYDORNEY PARISH MASSES
ST.   BERNARD’S, ABBEYDORNEY ~
ST.  MARY’S, KILFLYNN


Sat.         25th           6.00 p.m.             Helen & Brendan O’Carroll and deceased
                                members of the McMahon & O’Carroll families, Lixnaw.
Sun.        26th         10.00 a.m.             Maureen Roche, Clounametig
 
Mass will be streamed live on   www.dioceseofkerry.ie,  
go to Abbeydorney Parish and  Click on watch live Mass
 
Parish Office is closed due to the Covid-19 restriction. Please phone 066 4018996 for Mass booking and all other queries.
 
Mass on Radio Kerry Sunday mornings at 10.00 a.m. will be streamed from St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee.
 
Parishioners have been asking what they should do with weekly envelopes, Easter offering and Trócaire contributions.  If possible, continue to put your weekly offering in the envelope, do the same for Easter offering and keep all until churches are open etc. (Fr.) Denis O’Mahony.  Thank you!
Tax Relief on Charitable Donations - Thanks to all those who participate in the tax rebate scheme and have kindly returned the CHY3 forms. Please return outstanding forms as soon as possible. If you are not already participating in the scheme and think you might be eligible, please phone 066 4018996 for details.
 
COVID-19 Support Line for Older People
ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).    The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Hours may be extended to meet the demand.

Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Conference St. Vincent de Paul
confidential contact number is 087 7086253

KILFLYNN COMMUNITY TOGETHER AND CROTTA GAA
Kilflynn Community Together and The Crotta Hurling Club are here to help and if you or any of your neighbours need a delivery of medicine or food or any other essential service during this difficult time while our country battles the threat of Covid 19, please let us know.
We have an army of volunteers to support our community at this very difficult unprecedented time.
Please if you need any assistance contact the Kilflynn Community Together phone on 087-1122828. We will organise pickup and delivery for you.  Please let any of your neighbours that might need assistance know this help is here. We will let you know who will be delivering it to your door.  Please keep safe, and as a community we will beat this virus.

CROTTA LOTTO
With the recent government announcement on the extension of the Covid-19 restrictions, our club lotto remains suspended. We will hopefully review the situation during the week of the 5th May and will act in line with the Government / HSE advice at that time.
While this is a regrettable decision it is necessary to safeguard the health of our club officer’s lotto players and our many promoters.
We thank all our promoters and supporters of the Crotta Hurling Club Lotto and we look forward to your support again hopefully in the not too distant future.

PAST GAA MATCHES
The GAA, in conjunction with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, have launched the GAA Digital Archive at Croke Park providing free access to past GAA matches to internet users around the world.
113 All-Ireland finals since 1961 are included in the archive and provincial finals from 1961 also feature. The new archive also includes All-Ireland club finals since 1989.
In all, over 500 football and hurling matches were retrieved from broadcasters and information such as date, result, venue, referee, scorers and teams and substitutions was added.
This might be useful to all GAA fans during this time of isolation!
https://www.gaa.ie/gaa-now/archive/


15th April 2020

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People
ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).    The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Hours may be extended to meet the demand.

brennans 49th anniversary
John and Eileen Brennan,  Rae, Kilflynn marking their 49th Wedding anniversary at their home on Friday evening 3rd April

Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Conference St. Vincent de Paul
confidential contact number is 087 7086253

KILFLYNN ENCHANTED FAIRY FESTIVAL 
News Alert - The Queen of the Fairies  made contact with the Chairperson of The Kilfynn Enchanted Fairy Festival by leaving a tiny little note at his doorstep, after many hours trying to figure out the  tiny little words through a magnifying glass.  The letter was typed so it’s visible to all, the original is attached. 
Dear Beauitful People of Kilfynn, 
It is with a heavy heart and days of meetings with the fairies and the wizard. Many tears shed but we decided that this years Fairy Festival will not be going ahead. 
Good people of Kilfynn ye were chosen as a village to bring a magical, family togetherness, authentic and memory building experience to children and their families. As a village ye gathered like minded,  kind hearted people to volunteer and the community spirt is spoken about all over the world. As a little village ye come together each year and welcome thousands of people to your festival and it is now known as the biggest fairy festival in Europe. Take a bow. 
Take this time to rest and keep safe and use your creative brains to make June 2021 extra special because that’s we are going to do this year.  Fairies don’t Social distance they use physical distancing they keep contact through IWands , similar to your phones but we use Wands and don’t have a bill. 
Yes little girls and boys will be so disappointed, but remember feelings come and go. We are not leaving we will still visit gardens if invited,  live in our little houses down the trail and in the children’s homes behind those magic doors. 
Keep believing and Dreaming 
Warmest, kindest and sparkling regards 
Pearl, Queen of the fairies. 

KILFLYNN COMMUNITY TOGETHER AND CROTTA GAA
Kilflynn Community Together and The Crotta Hurling Club are here to help and if you or any of your neighbours need a delivery of medicine or food or any other essential service during this difficult time while our country battles the threat of Covid 19, please let us know.
We have an army of volunteers to support our community at this very difficult unprecedented time.
Please if you need any assistance contact the Kilflynn Community Together phone on 087-1122828. We will organise pick up and delivery for you.  Please let any of your neighbours that might need assistance know this help is here. We will let you know who will be delivering it to your door.  Please keep safe, and as a community we will beat this virus.

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John and Eileen Brennan,  Rae, Kilflynn marking their 49th Wedding anniversary at their home on Friday evening 3rd April pictured with their grandchildren Orlaith, Hazel, Conor and Gavin, while also practising social distancing

MASSES
Sun.      12th     10.00 a.m.    Moss & Kitty O’Mahony, Abbeydorney.
                                                     Esther O’Brien, Abbeydorney
Sat.      18th       6.00 p.m.    Jeremiah Relihan, Tullacrimmin
                Paddy Joe Lenihan, Boheroe (Month’s Mind)
Sun.      19th     10.00 a.m.    Tom Fitzgerald, Fortwilliam
                Patrick & Maria O’Mahony 
                Pat & Mick Fitzgerald, Aulane
                   
www.dioceseofkerry.ie,  go to Abbeydorney Parish and 
Click on watch live Mass
Parish Office is closed due to the Covid-19 restriction. Please phone 066 4018996 for Mass booking and all other queries.
Parishioners have been asking what they should do with weekly envelopes, Easter offering and Trócaire contributions. If possible, continue to put your weekly offering in the envelope, do the same for Easter offering and keep all until churches are open etc. (Fr.) Denis O’Mahony. Thank you!

CROTTA GAA 
As we know all club activities are suspended until further notice and by the looks of things it could be a while. The pitch and the gym are closed and will remain so until the restrictions are lifted. We know that this is an inconvenience for everybody but we also know that things will get back to normal in the not too distant future. We all must play our part.


8th April 2020

Happy Easter to all readers of the Kilflynn Notes at Home and Abroad.
We hope everyone is Staying safe during COVID-19 and following government guidance. Let's beat COVID-19 together.

HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES
The Holy Week Ceremonies will be streamed live from St. Bernard’s Church
www.dioceseofkerry.ie,  go to Abbeydorney Parish and Click on watch live Mass

Vigil Palm Sunday 3rd April           6.00 p.m.

Palm Sunday 4th April                  10.00 a.m.  Denis & Terry O’Callaghan, Tonaknock

Holy Thursday 9th April                 7.00p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday 10th April                   3.00 p.m. Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion

7.00 p.m. Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday 11th April                  7.00 p.m. Easter Vigil and Mass of the Resurrection

Easter Sunday 12th  April        10.00a.m Mass

The Parish Office is closed to the public due to covid 19. Please phoneParish Secretary: Bernie White on 066 4018996              for Mass booking or other queries

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People:
ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).    The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Hours may be extended to meet the demand.

Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Conference St. Vincent de Paul
confidential contact number is 087 7086253

SYMPATHIES
It was with great regret that we have learnt of the recent passing of two Hurling stalwarts. 
Mike Joe Quinlan is one of the elite group of 4 who have  won Ten Kerry Senior hurling championships with Ballyduff . Mike Joe also won a football championship with Shannon Rangers in 1964.   The late Mossie Whelan was born in Ballyrehan and spent his youth in Crotta.Mossie was a very prominent member of crotta minor teams in the late 50s and  early60s. After moving to Ballyduff Mossie went on to win a senior championship  medals in 1965 and in 1966. 
On behalf of the Kilflynn and Crotta Communities we offer our sincere sympathies is extended to the family and friends of the late Mossie and Mike Joe. May they rest in peace. 

KILFLYNN COMMUNITY TOGETHER AND CROTTA GAA
Kilflynn Community Together and The Crotta Hurling Club are here to help and if you or any of your neighbours need a delivery of medicine or food or any other essential service during this difficult time while our country battles the threat of Covid 19, please let us know.
We have an army of volunteers to support our community at this very difficult unprecedented time.
Please if you need any assistance contact the Kilflynn Community Together phone on 087-1122828. We will organise pick up and delivery for you.  Please let any of your neighbours that might need assistance know this help is here. We will let you know who will be delivering it to your door.  Please keep safe, and as a community we will beat this virus.

ALL STAR TEAM 
Congrats to Shane Conway of Lixnaw at being selected at centre forward in the 2020 Fitzgibbon Cup all star team. Shane put in huge performances in every game and is well deserving of his award. Congrats to Shane Kingston, who was awarded player of the competition. Well done to the six UCC players who made the all star team.  

CROTTA GAA 
As we know all club activities are suspended until further notice and by the looks of things it could be a while. The pitch and the gym are closed and will remain so until the restrictions are lifted. We know that this is an inconvenience for everybody but we also know that things will get back to normal in the not too distant future. We all must play our part.


1st April 2020

MARGARET CELBRATES HER 100th BIRTHDAY
Margaret Neenan from Lacamore Upper, Abbeydorney,celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday 1st April. We hope Margaret had a great day celebrating this special milestone, and we wish her a most happy birthday!

MASSES
Mass will be streamed on  Saturday 4th April at 6.00 p.m. and Sunday 5th April at 10.00 a.m. From St Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney.
www.dioceseofkerry.ie,  go to Abbeydorney Parish and Click on watch live Mass

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People:
ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).    The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Hours may be extended to meet the demand.

Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Conference St. Vincent de Paul
confidential contact number is 087 7086253

NEW ARRIVAL
Heartiest Congratulations to Michelle Young and Richard Nolan,  Fahavane, Kilflynn on the birth of their baby Boy,  at Kerry University Hospital, Tralee on Monday 30th March. Wishing them all the best with the new arrival

KILFLYNN DEFIBRILLATOR GROUP:
In the midst of all that is happening we are delighted to report that we have installed a new  AED cabinet in the village which is activated by code.
The trained operators each have the code, as well as the businesses in the village and St Teresa's National School, St Columba's Centre, and St Mary's Church.
This cabinet is located outside the door (village side) of St Mary's church, Kilflynn.
The AED can also be accessed in an emergency by following the instructions which are illustrated on the cabinet, if the code is unknown.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank most sincerely Kilflynn Vintage Club for their generous financial support in recent years.This has enabled us to purchase the cabinet.
Thank you also also  to Kingdom Structural Steel  for all their help.
The following is a list of currently trained operators:
Padraig Cronin  Irrebeg, Lixnaw
Darren Fuller     Crotta, Kilflynn
Helen Kelly Fuller   Crotta, Kilflynn
Johnny Hannon  Glenballyma Kilflynn
Shane Herbert   The Village, Kilflynn
Karina Lynn    Ballyconnell Heights, Kilflynn
John  Mahony  Leam, Kilflynn
Joe Mc Auliffe   Knocknacaska, Kilflynn
Peggie Mc Elligott  Upper Tullig, Kilflynn
JP. Mc Elligott    Kilfeighney South Kilflynn
Peter Mc Grath   Castletown, Kilflynn
Sarah Nolan    Castletown Kilflynn
Kathleen O Connor   Crotta, Kilflynn
Patricia O Connor   Kilflynn Village
Siobhan Herbert O Donoghue  Tullacremin, Abbeydorney
Gavin O Donnell 3 Bridge Rd, Abbeydorney
Donal O  Driscoll     Ballyrehan, Lixnaw
Tommy O Sullivan  Leith East, Tralee
Margaret Quinlan  Ballyconnell, Kilflynn
Paul Shanahan    Tullig, Kilflynn
Sorcha Tuomey   3 Bridge Rd, Abbeydorney
Darren Twomey    Ballyrehan, Lixnaw

KILFLYNN COMMUNITY TOGETHER AND CROTTA GAA
Irish government briefing @ 8:40 p.m. tonight 27-03-2020:
You ....MUST NOT... leave your home for the next two weeks, unless travelling to (essential) work, shopping or for farming reasons.
You must remain within 2km of your home if exercising or other activities.
Kilflynn Community Together and The Crotta Hurling Club are here to help and if you or any of your neighbours need a delivery of medicine or food or any other essential service during this difficult time while our country battles the threat of Covid 19, please let us know.
We have an army of volunteers to support our community at this very difficult unprecedented time.
Please if you need any assistance contact the Kilflynn Community Together phone on 087-1122828. We will organise pick up and delivery for you.  Please let any of your neighbours that might need assistance know this help is here. We will let you know who will be delivering it to your door.  

Please keep safe, and as a community we will beat this virus.

COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE – NEW FREEPHONE LINE
PHONE: 1800 807 009
TEXT ‘SUPPORT’ and your NAME to 50555
EMAIL: covidsupport@kerrycoco.ie

COVID-19 KERRY COMMUNITY RESPONSE FORUM LEADS THE RESPONSE
INFORMATION LEAFLET BEING DISTRIBUTED TO KERRY HOUSEHOLDS
THOUSANDS OF VOLUNTEERS MOBILISE TO SUPPORT THE VULNERABLE

A new telephone helpline has been launched in Kerry on Monday 30th March to assist members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical services and to provide support and advice to people during the current public health emergency.
The free, confidential phoneline service has been established by the new COVID-19 Kerry Community Response Forum which includes over a dozen agencies and organisations who have come together to mobilise and coordinate the community and voluntary response to the current crisis, particularly in responding to the needs of vulnerable households and individuals.
The FREEPHONE number 1800 807 009 is now up and running and will be available from 8am to 8pm seven days a week. A text line (text ‘SUPPORT’ followed by your NAME to 50555) is also available for the hearing impaired or those who require a call-back from the service while requests can also be e-mailed to covidsupport@kerrycoco.ie
The helpline, which is manned by trained volunteers, is focussed primarily on ensuring that vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of essential items like groceries, medicine and fuel. Where another agency or organisation can provide more appropriate information or advice, the caller will be connected with other organisations or services if required.
10,000 information leaflets including details of the new freephone number and other information are being distributed around the county over the coming days. This will be done through existing networks like the Kerry Public Participation Network, sporting organisations, local development companies and hundreds of community and voluntary groups across the county.
Included in the COVID-19 Kerry Community Response Forum are:
Health Service Executive
Kerry County Council
An Garda Síochána
Kerry Red Cross
Kerry Civil Defence
Kerry Volunteer Centre
North East and West Kerry Development
South Kerry Development Partnership
IRD Duhallow
Kerry GAA
Kerry Public Participation Network (representing 700 approx community groups in Kerry)
Kerry Age Friendly Network
Local Link Kerry
St Vincent de Paul Society
Kerry IFA
Citizens Information Service
Other community, voluntary and sports representatives
The Group came together to complement and reinforce the tremendous work already underway across the county as communities respond to the needs of the community and it aims to ensure that any gaps in existing provision can be addressed and coordinated centrally.
The group is asking members of the public to share the phone number with elderly or vulnerable neighbours.

CROTTA GAA
Dear Members,
The GAA have instructed all GAA Clubs to close their facilities completely until further notice effectively from Wednesday evening 25th March . We apologies for any inconvenience but Crotta MUST comply and adhere to the guidelines. This closure includes the Ballwall, pitch and gym. Hopefully it won’t be for too long. Crotta GAA appreciate your help and understanding in this matter. Keep safe everybody. Thanks

MARGARET CELBRATES HER 100th BIRTHDAY
Margaret Neenan from Lacamore Upper, Abbeydorney,celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday 1st April. We hope Margaret had a great day celebrating this special milestone, and we wish her a most happy birthday!

MASSES
Mass will be streamed on  Saturday 4th April at 6.00 p.m. and Sunday 5th April at 10.00 a.m. From St Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney.

www.dioceseofkerry.ie,  go to Abbeydorney Parish and Click on watch live Mass

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