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The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired Group are meeting on Wednesday 17th May for a day trip to Killarney. New members are always welcome. Please contact 066 7135831 for further details.


fairy festival 2022

Dear Fairy Friends,
On behalf of all the local Fairies, Wizards and Elves, the Kilflynn Enchanted fairy festival would like to hear from like-minded individuals who would like to volunteer a couple of hours of their time for this year’s festivities on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2023
If you are artistic or just want to get out and work on the ground, maybe new to the community or spent all your life here? We would love to hear from you. Men and Women in this beautiful village of Kilflynn and of all ages help us out every year with this amazing festival, whether its ticket sales, traffic management, Characters, Painting, groundwork, set up before and clean up after. Even if it is just for a couple of hours to give someone else a break. It is an amazing opportunity to welcome others from around the country and further afield to our beautiful village. We see families in awe at this festival and the laughter is contagious. We promise that you will leave a little happier than you arrived.
If you are interested or are joining us again this year, please send a text with your name and number and we will get our little fairies to contact you within the next few weeks to add to our list.
Fairy Fone: 087 7944605
Wishing you all a fairy fabulous day.


Feale/Cashen Estuary Drainage Project in Ballyduff Community Centre on Friday 19th May at 8.30 p.m. Meeting called by Local Cashen Drainage Committee All welcome.


Forty-two children from Abbeydorney NS and Kilflynn NS received the Sacrament of Confirmation in St Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney, from the Bishop of Kerry, Rev Bishop Ray Browne, who was assisted by Fr. Denis Mahony Abbeydorney P.P, Fr. Nicholas Flynn. Diocesan Secretary, Fr. Brendan Walsh, Fr. Pat Crean Lynch and Deacon Francis White, Kilflynn on Wednesday 10th May in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney. After the beautiful ceremony the bishop posed for photographs with the children and their families.
The boys and girls who received the Sacrament from St Teresa’s National School were Paddy Cronin, Sarah Fennell, Jennifer Casey, Avalon Knott, Daniel Diggins, Grace O’Donoghue, Ros Buckley, Jack Kelliher, Daithí Nolan, Sarah O’Driscoll, Darren McElligott, Bláthnaid Buckley, Íde Hussey, Orlaith Brennan, Ava McElligott, Bobby Ryan and Matt Cronin.
Congratulations to the children from St Teresa’s National School, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation, also the parents and their teacher, Sinead Hogan who had the children well prepared for their big day. Thanks also to Ann Mahony and The Abbeydorney School choir for the beautiful music and singing.


The draw for the April Kilflynn Community Together “Split the Bucket” took place on Saturday, 29th April in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn. The winner of the April draw was Áine McCarthy, Leith West, Tralee. Bucket total was €200 and the split was €100. Congratulations to Aine. Thank you all for the great response and support. Trish Dillon, Leith, Tralee drew the winning ticket, which was bought in Herbert’s Bar. Funds raised will be used for projects that will benefit and improve Kilflynn. Your support is greatly appreciated. The next draw for the Kilflynn Community Together “Split the Bucket” will take place Saturday, 27th May in Parker’s Bar, Kilflynn @ 10:00pm.
Get your entries in (as many as you like) before Saturday night 27th May! It could be your lucky Night! We have buckets at various businesses around Kilflynn: –Parkers Pub, Herbert’s Bar and Zam Zam Kebab.
The concept of the draw is simple, simply place your €2 into the envelope at the venue, write your name and phone on the envelope and you could possibly ‘split the bucket!’


Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church: on Wednesday 17th  May at 10.00a.m Rita Twomey, Dromakee, Kilflynn. Friday 19th  May at 10a.m and Saturday 20th May 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:
Webcam has been installed in Kilflynn Church – To watch Masses go to – Abbeydorney Parish and click on ‘watch Mass’. Diocesan
Kilflynn Altar Society for May: Noreen O’Brien, Maureen Weir, Helen Kelly Fuller
Trócaire Thanks to all who contributed. The amount received to date is €3,525.


The Kerry Senior Camogie panel travel to Ennis on Sunday 21st May to face off with Cork Camogie in the Munster Camogie Intermediate Final.
After a great performance in the semi-final v Clare, Pat Ryan’s charges will hope to collect their second trophy of the year after their superb Division 2 final win earlier this year in Croke Park.  The game is a curtain raiser to the Munster Hurling Championship clash between Clare & Cork. Best wishes to the Kerry players and their management especially the Crotta ladies Amy O’Sullivan, Jackie Hogan, Aoife Behan and Niamh Quinn.


The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday 15th May at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn.
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 6,22,26 and 28. There was no winner of the 4,100 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:  Noel McGrath, Upper Tullig, Kilflynn, Annette Galvin, Rathea, Listowel and Alan Kelly, The Cottage, Ballincollie Road, Ballyvolane, Cork.
The next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn. on Monday 22nd May at 10.30p.m with a €4,200 Jackpot.
Tickets available 3 for €5 online visit or this link or Herbert’s Bar/Village Store, Parker’s Pub, Zam Zam Kabab, Foley Shop Lixnaw, Abbeydorney Post Office or from Club ticket sellers. 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. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.


The Crotta U5 hurling fun continued on Sunday afternoon last. A very enjoyable session again with happy kiddies enjoying the sunshine and socialising with their newfound buddies. Training continues each Sunday 1:15 – 2pm in Dromakee. Anybody who would like to be added to text service or wants more information please message Paul Shanahan on 0879715781. Hurleys and helmets are provided so just bring the kids along and give it a go.


Lee Strand Kerry Coiste na nÓg Co. Under 15 Hurling League
Round 1, on Friday, 12th May
Division 1
Ballyheigue 2 – 13 Crotta O’Neill’s 2 -9 played in Ballyheigue.

County Senior Hurling League
Round 8 Result
in Ballyduff on Friday 12th May
Ballyduff 3 – 16 Crotta O’Neills 1 – 10

County Minor Hurling League
Sunday, 14 May in Lerrig.
St. Brendan’s 1-16 Crotta/Kilmoyley 1-14


North Kerry Under 11 Hurling Leagues Round 2
Saturday, 20 May @ 5.00pm
Group 1 –
Crotta O’Neill’s v Abbeydorney
Teams 11 a side, 25 minutes each half.
Home team Referee. All panellists to get adequate game time.


The  Kilflynn Toddler Group has now finished for the summer in Kilflynn.
It will be back up and running in September!
The date the group restarts will be posted here closer to the time.
Have a lovely summer everyone


Well done to Abbeykillix Camogie Club players Abbigail, Emily, Caoimhe and Sarah who lined out for Kerry U14’s Camogie team on Sunday 14th May. Fantastic to see the girls lining out for the green and gold. The Kerry U-14s played their first blitzes in Carlow on Sunday, they enjoyed wins over Waterford and Westmeath and lost by a single point to both Kilkenny and Carlow. A great competitive start to the season. Well done to players and management team


An evening with 1985 World Snooker Champion DENNIS TAYLOR
On Sunday 4th June 2023 at 7.30p.m Doors open 6.30p.m
Proceeds in aid of St Teresa’s National School, Kilflynn.
An Evening of Stories, Laughter, Trick shots and Pool, not to be missed!
Any person who wants to play Dennis or any business who wants to sponsor a frame on the night please text Mike Parker on 087 9794541 for a sponsorship card. Tickets are available now at only €15 available at  or from Parker’s Pub 066 71 35129 or St Teresa’s national School.


Confidential number 087 7086253. St. Vincent de Paul Society clothes can be donated locally at the Disposal Facility at Abbeydorney GAA Complex or the Railway Bar Car Park, Lixnaw. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Alone are currently looking for befriending volunteers in your area. Visit for more details and to sign up. If you have concerns about your own wellbeing or are an older person who would like to receive ALONE’s Support & Befriending services, contact ALONE on 0818 222 024 from 8am – 8pm, seven days a week.

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