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Music with Dreams Of Freedom in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Sunday 17th October  at 6.30p.m to 8.30p.m.


St. Teresa’s National School, Kilflynn are holding a clothing recycling drive fundraising.
Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes, shoes, bed linen, curtains, towels, bags, belts and soft toys. Please Donate only clean dry and rewardable clothing as we cannot accept wet, dirty or damaged clothes or goods. No Duvets. Drop your bags to the Crotta Hurling Club house, Dromakee, Kilflynn from Monday 4th October, Last day for drop off is Friday 5th November. The room will be open 7 days a week between the following hours 8.00a.m to 9.00p.m.  Thank you for your support and taking the time and effort to support our fundraising drive.


We had a great turnout for our Bat Walk n Talk event at St Columba’s Community Centre, Kilflynn on Saturday 9th October Discovering the different bats living in Kilflynn and learn about their behaviour and lives.
The Kerry branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust shared their knowledge and experiences of bat detecting. Thank you to everyone who came along and to the bats who put on a great performance.

Thanks also to the Irish Wildlife Trust for introducing us to the bat world.

Anyone interested in getting in touch with the Kerry branch of the IWT you can message them through their page. https://www.facebook.com/KerryIWT/


The weekly Darts Double Tournament in Parker’s Lounge Bar, will make a return on Saturday 23rd October at 9. 00p.m. The winners of the weekly darts will receive a leg of lamb each. All names in for 8.45p.m Sharp. It’s great to see the dart players making a return to the oche for their first session since Saturday 14th March  2020 at the Kilflynn venue due to covid restrictions.


Job Type: Community Employment
Job Position: Maintenance Horticulture
Duties: General Maintenance and upkeep of St. Columbas Centre and Grounds Kilflynn, grass cutting, strimming, hedge cutting in burial grounds, painting cleaning and washing of centre when required. Keep Kilflynn village litter free, clean and tidy. Weeding of flower beds in the village.
Vacancy: Location St.Columbas Centre, Kilflynn
Application: Contact Paul O’Donoghue, Project Manager on 0667132266 or email pod@lixabbeycommunitygroupltd.ie Proposed Start date 1st November 2021.
Application details: Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years and over and receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment for 1 year or more and 18 years or over for certain disadvantaged groups.  Your eligibility will have to be verified by the department of social protection.


Age Action’s Care and Repair does small DIY jobs, free of charge, for older people to help them maintain their homes and their independence. For details contact Age Action national helpline 0818 911 109 or email careandrepair@ageaction.ie


Music with Dreams Of Freedom in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Sunday 17th October September at 6.30p.m to 8.30p.m.


Crotta Senior Hurlers play Ballyduff in the North Kerry Senior Championship Semi Final on Sunday 17th October at 2.00p.m in the sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn. The Annual Eddie Hayes Memorial Ground U-13 Hurling Tournament will be held in the sportsfield in Dromakee, Kilflynn on Sunday 24th October.

On Friday 22nd and Friday 29th October : Tom Healy U15 tournament (under lights in Abbeydorney

North Kerry U21 Hurling C’ship Quarter-Finals:

Bye v St Brendans

Lixnaw v Ballyheigue – Sat 23rd Oct – 4pm

Abbeydorney v Crotta – Sat 23rd Oct – 4pm

Parnells v Ballyduff – Sat 23rd Oct – 4pm

Semi-Finals: Parnells/Ballyduff v Lixnaw/Ballyheigue

Abbeydorney/Crotta v St Brendans


Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn was the venue for the Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw on Monday 11th October. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 8,9, 18 and 30.
There was no winner of the 5,600 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Lorraine McElligott, Kilfeighney South, Kilflynn, Chris and Ashling Barrett, Causeway and Paul Sheehan, Castletown, Kilflynn
The Next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, on Monday 18th October at 10.00p.m in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Note the cut off for entry to the €5,700 Jackpot draw (online or locally purchased) is 9:30pm on Monday 18th October. 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 Bar/Village Store, Parker’s Pub, Zam Zam Kabab, Foley Shop Lixnaw, Abbeydorney Post Office, or from any club officer. Many thanks to all who contribute to our weekly Club Lotto. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.


Congratulations and well done to the Crotta/Kilmoyley Minor Hurlers and their backroom team who captured the County Minor Shield title with a 2-19 to 0-12 victory over a gallant Rathmore side on Sunday 10th October in Dr Crokes Pitch, Lewis Road in Killarney.

Crotta U12’s took parts in the Div 2 final of the Go Games Blitz on Saturday morning 9th October in Sportsfield, Dromakee. The young hurlers had games with Tralee Parnells, Firies and Ballyduff, each club having 3 games each with some fantastic skill and endeavour on display. Games such as these are brilliant for the development of Hurling. Firies went on to win the overall blitz which truly is fantastic for Kerry Hurling as a whole. Well done Firies keep up the great work. Thanks to all players and parents, Crotta ladies, Marie Beirne and Mary Kelliher for providing refreshments for all the clubs attending. On behalf of the club, we would like to thank our coaches JJ Kelliher, Tom Cronin, Adam O’Sullivan for their guidance with the lads over the last 6 weeks. We appreciate your commitment especially with work commitments etc. Finally, thanks to Kerry Hurling GDA’s Gilles O’Grady & Colm O’Brien for coordinating these blitz’s and all the clubs for facilitating them. The blitz’s ran off very efficiently and were enjoyable for all the kids.


The Kilflynn Community Walkway Lights at the sportsfield,Dromakee, Kilflynn will be switched on from Sunday 3rd October. So get your walking shoes ready this Autumn to stay well and healthy. The walkway is open to the public at any time during daylight hours and from 3rd October you can now avail of the floodlighting from 7pm to 9pm 7 days a week. This truly is a fantastic facility for all in our community to avail.


Masses and Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church
Wednesday 13th October at 10.00 a.m.
Saturday 16th October at 6.00 p.m.
Parish Office can be contacted by phone 066 4018996 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. or by email: abbeydorney@dioceseofkerry.ie
Masses from St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney are streamed live on www.dioceseofkerry.ie, on Sunday at 10 a.m. Go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on watch live Mass.
Kilflynn Eucharistic Adoration recommenced on Monday 4th October (7.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m.)


Welcome back to classes started
On Tuesday 28th September in Saint Columba’s Community Centre ,Kilflynn @ 7.30pm
And Thursday 30th September Abbeydorney Community hall @ 8.00pm
As we haven’t been in class for so long everyone is a beginner/ improver. Including zoom class participants. These classes are pre booked only
Please bring your own mats, towel for head support and pillow for extra support.


Training for the Couch to 5km and 10 km commenced in the Community walkway at the Sportsfield, Dromakee,Kilflynn on Sunday morning 3rd October at 10.00a.m
The next training session will be on Wednesday at 7.00p.m and every Sunday morning and Wednesday evenings at 7p.m from October on till St. Stephen’s Day where we will run our 5 km and 10 km. Only 23 more sessions till St. Stephens day. There will be a donation of €2 per night per person. This money will go to the Kerry cancer support group for their bus services everyone welcome


The Kilflynn School of TaeKwon-Do returns on Wednesday, October 6th, in the St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn.
Class Times
-4.45pm – 5.30pm (3 to 5 year olds).
-5.30pm – 6.30pm (6 to 14 year olds).
For further details contact Wayne on  086 0883595


The local confidential number is 087 7086253.


ALONE manages a national support line and additional support for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024

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