Happy Xmas


So Croke Park next Sunday 13th December, Kerry Senior hurlers take on Antrim in the Joe McDonagh Cup Final.  In the strange year (Covid-19) 2020 there will be no supporters and the team, extended panel, management and back room team will have to do it without the loyal and many supporters. We wish them all the very best of luck and will be shouting from our living rooms watching the match on the Sunday Game on R.T.E, while listening to the Radio Kerry Commentary of Mike O’Halloran and Andrew Morrissey.
The county has turned to green and gold and we hope will shine bright for the Christmas period as we hope to celebrate safely under the Covid-19 guidelines.  We wish the best of luck to Fintan O’Connor’s Kerry players and their management , especially the Crotta players Sean Weir, Shane Nolan, Tomas O’Connor, Barry Mahony, Adam O’Sullivan, Jordan Conway and Donal Hunt on the panel.


For many years now, Noreen and Michael Murphy ,Dromakee, Kilflynn, have been decorating the outside of their home, with a spectacular Christmas lights display, last year they decided to try and raise funds for the palliative care unit at University Hospital Kerry,Tralee. This year they will be putting a collection box on the fence outside their house , again to try and raise funds for the palliative care unit, Noreen and Michael , would greatly appreciate any amount you can give, all monies raised will go directly to the palliative care unit, so if you’re passing stop and have a look or take photos if you wanted.


We look forward  once again to lighting up our tree under the bridge  for Xmas 2020. As a fundraiser for the running costs we will run our” light up a life ” campaign.. if you  would like to have your loved ones remembered whether those unable to come home this Christmas or those deceased, simply donate 5.00  per bulb with the name you wish to include in the list to The Village Shop, Tommy Neenan or any other committee member. You can also donate online to account number..IBAN :

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and new year


On Monday night 7th December at St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn the Crotta Hurling Club  lotto draw took place with a Jackpot of 18,400.
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Damien Cashell, Castletown, Kilflynn were 3,8,11 and 21. There was No winner of €18,300 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Danny Guerin, The Village, Causeway, Frank O’Donoghue, Garrynagore, Lixnaw and Susan Purcell, Ballyragget, Killkenny.
The Next draw will take place at St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn, on Monday 21st December in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Note the cut off for entry to the €18,500 Jackpot draw (online or locally purchased) is 9:30pm on Monday 21st December. Tickets available 3 for €5 online visit www.crottagaa.club or this link https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=427#Anchor or Herberts Village Store, Zam Zam Kabab, Foley Shop Lixnaw, Abbeydorney Post Office, Paddy Weir, Paud Tuomey or Mike Parker. Many thanks to all who contribute to our weekly Club Lotto. The Club cannot emphasise enough the importance of our members promoting the Club Lotto among family, friends and work colleagues. The Covid-19 restrictions have seriously hampered our fundraising and income. The Lotto is now the critical and only source of funds for the Club. We are appealing to all club members to promote our lotto at this time as we are in dire need of funds to keep our club afloat.


Delight friends and family with personalized Christmas cards from Kilflynn.
The cards will bring a little more joy to people at Christmas, particularly for those abroad, as it will give them a taste of home and for those still in the locality, the cards are a lovely reminder of the beauty that surrounds us every day. The cards have 7 photos by Mike Parker of Snowy scenes from the Kilflynn Area and were designed by Laura Hartnett Design.
A limited number of cards (Pack of 7 are 10 euro) are available at Abbeydorney Post Office and Zam Zam Kebab, Kilflynn or by contacting Mike Parker on 0879794541.


St.Teresa’s National School, Kilflynn is delighted to announce that we are currently inviting applications for our 2021/2022 Junior Infant Class. If you wish to enrol your child (who will be four on or before 31st August 2021) a copy of the school’s Annual Admission Notice, Admission Policy and the application Form for Admission for 2021/2022 is available as follows;

Completed forms to be returned by 16 th December 2020 (as per admissions notice)


Sea of Tranquillity is a collection of carefully selected Sacred Hymns, Music and Poetry, created by Deacon Thady O’Connor together with Fergus and Evelyn O Sullivan, Castletown, Kilflynn. The CD is available from the Parish Office, Abbeydorney at a cost €10.


Mass celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn
Saturday 5th December  at  6.00 p.m. Angela Weir, Castletown & Sr. MáireMcElligott, Lixnaw
Tuesday 8th December at 7.30 p.m.      Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Deceased Members of Ryan Family, Ballyconnell, Kilflynn.
Wednesday 9th December at 10.00a.m
Saturday 12th December at 6.00 p.m. Aoife Noelle Parker, Kilflynn

Return To Public Mass
Welcome back to Mass and to facilitate parishioners who wish to attend Mass, a booking  system will be in place for all weekend masses in the parish.  Please contact the Parish Office (066 4018996  office hours) to indicate the mass you would wish to attend.
For those who will attend Mass, please note the following:

  1. Parishioners attending Mass must wear a face covering in the Church.
  2. Use the sanitiser provided when entering and exiting the church.
  3. Ushers in the Church will show you to a seat.

Not being able to do what we always did.  Have you found yourself, like me, about to go into a shop and realising that you forgot to put on your mask!  How have you felt, when somebody said to you, ‘You are not wearing a mask.’  Most of us, adults, don’t like to be told what to do and, yet, that is something we have been trying to get accustomed to in recent months.  With regard to attendance at weekend Mass, I thank God that a good number of people have been faithful to that commitment over the years, in good and bad times.  Therefore, it is hard to be asked to consider attending a weekday Mass, instead of the Saturday Vigil/Sunday morning Mass, once in a while, so as to give a chance to others.It is for that reason, that you are being asked to understand that you may not be able to attend your weekend Mass as regularly as you did before the corona virus came our way.
(Fr. Denis O’Mahony)
Christmas Masses
The diocese will be issuing guidelines regarding the Christmas Masses at the end of next week and booking will be taken from 15th December.
Mass will be streamed live on www.dioceseofkerry.ie, go to Abbeydorney Parish and  Click on watch live Mass
Streaming Mass
We have changed the company streaming our masses. Please go to www.dioceseofkerry.ie go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on watch live Mass. For parishioners that are using Roku stick on their televisions click into Church media TV & scroll across to Abbeydorney  and click into Mass.
Parish Office will be open Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 a.m.- 1.00 p.m.
Masses will be live streamed from Abbeydorney Church.
 Parish office (066 4018996) or email (abbeydorney@dioceseofkerry.ie
Parish Newsletter and Dear Parishioner is available on www.dioceseofkerry.ie
Christmas Mass Bouquet and other Mass cards available from the Parish Office.


Clothes Bank (located near the small gate at Crotta GAA grounds) is opened. We appreciate all donations and thank you for your continued generous support.
Abbeydorney & Kilflynn St. Vincent De Paul Confidential Number is 087 7086253

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