parkers pub merry christmas


Don’t forget the Kilflynn Cancer Quiz on Wednesday, December 27th. As well as the usual question answering and raffles the organises would like to announce a very special auction to raise extra funds for our charities, Recovery Haven, Kerry Hospice and Kerry Cancer Support. The Crotta club have presented the organisers with a jersey signed by the 2023 County Champions. In addition, a vintage Crotta jersey has been procured and signed by the surviving members of the 1968 winning team. This is the first time that the men of 68 have been asked to sign a jersey and it must be truly unique to have signed jerseys of County Champions of a club, from fifty-five years apart. Sonny Egan will help auction the jerseys on the night. There will also be musical entertainment from the Breen Brothers, Daragh and Conor.

The organisers would be grateful to receive any donations to raffle or auction. Maybe you could ask a business you regularly deal with for some item, such as a voucher, that we might raffle or sell on the night. Also, if you have any unwanted presents don’t put them in the attic; give them to us to raise much-needed funds for our charities. Even if you can’t attend on the night, we would be grateful of your support in these ways. If interested in bidding for the jerseys or donating items please contact John Flaherty at (087) 2352753 or Mike Parker at (087) 9794541. Any donations can be handed in to John, Mike or to Herbert’s Bar and Shop. Anyone who might like to lend a hand on the night itself please let us know. As always, the organisers thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you at Parker’s Pub or Herbert’s Bar on the 27th, kicking-off at 8 30pm sharp!


A big thank you to all the active retired members who took part in the Christmas luncheon in Katie Browne’s restaurant Ardfert on Wednesday 6th December, a great day was had by all. Thank you, Santa, for a lovely visit, it was the perfect end to the year, also a big thank you to Fr. Jerry Keane for joining us. Hopefully we will all meet again in January, wishing you all a very happy Christmas and healthy new year.


Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Churc
On Wednesday 20th December at 10.00a.m, Friday 22nd December at 10.00 a.m. and Saturday 23rd December at 6.00 p.m.
Kilflynn Altar Society for December: Noreen O’Brien, Maureen Weir, Helen Kelly Fuller.
Abbeydorney: Christmas Eve 24th 7.30 p.m., Christmas Morning 25th 9.30 a.m. Kilflynn: Christmas Eve 24th 6.00 p.m., Christmas Morning 25th 11.00 a.m.
 Samaritan Church Gate Collection at all Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Adoration of Blessed Sacrament Kilflynn: Monday 7.00 p.m.- 8.00 p.m. Abbeydorney 7.30 p.m. Abbeydorney Presbytery Phone number has been disconnected. All queries to the Parish Office 066 4018996.
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.


Clanmaurice (Kerry) 1-7 Na Fianna (Meath) 0-7

clanmaurice camogie

There have been super subs and then there is Amy O’Sullivan. With just herself and Elaine Ryall on the Clanmaurice bench – every day this magnificent goes out with just the 17 or, maybe, 18 players – O’Sullivan was sprung from the bench, well, what she did was stick the sliotar into the Na Fianna goal with her very first touch, and that is, in essence, why Clanmaurice are All-Ireland champions. A club formed just over a decade ago, one that has no opposition to play in a county championship, going out to win a Munster Championship and now going to Croke Park and winning an All-Ireland title in the second tier. The Clanmaurice Camogie team is an amazing group of athletes and fantastic ambassadors for Kerry. What a great bunch of players,
Sara Murphy was a deserving Player of the Match award winner, Michelle Costello and Niamh Leen raised the O’Farrelly Cup, and this small but tight group of players will celebrate Christmas early. The team and management received a warm welcome home in Parker’s Pub on Sunday night 17th December from Croke Park with music provide by LEGENDARY Irish singer Derek Warfield and his band the Young Wolfe Tones
A massive congratulations to the Clanmaurice players and management, a magnificent achievement for all, we are especially proud of the Crotta girls Aoife Behan, Jackie Hogan 0-01 and Amy O’Sullivan (1-01).


crotta Fundraiser

Crotta  Hurling Club are selling tickets for  their raffle #CrottaChampo #23000giveaway at the moment
So for just €25 you can buy a ticket (or 5 tickets for €100) for their #CrottaChampo draw and be in with a chance of winning one of 10 cash prizes. Main cash prize is €10,000. Get behind your 2023 County Championship winners. Tickets are available at Herbert’s Bar/Village Store, Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn or from Club officers.
Enter our fundraiser here Ideal Christmas Present.


The fourteenth edition of the Kilflynn Chronicle has now been launched and is available to buy at the usual outlets in Kilflynn, Abbeydorney and Lixnaw, at Ardfert Printing, Woulfe’s Bookshop, Listowel, O’Mahony’s Bookshop, Tralee and Oaklands Daybreak, Oakpark Road, Kellys Six Crosses. Packed with history, sport, poetry and photographs, the magazine is the ideal Christmas present and is priced at €15.


and The Village Store would like to wish all our customers a happy Christmas and thank you for your custom throughout the year
Herbert’s bar.
Live music next sat night with Caroline Spillane


The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday night 18th December, at Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 5,7,12 and 19. There was no winner of the 7,200 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Mary Long, Abbeydorney, Mary Maloney, Cappa, Kilflynn and Mairead, Cora and Amber Long, Abbeydorney.
The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Tuesday 26th December (St Stephen’s Night) at 9.30p.m with a €7,300 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.


Parkers pub line up christmas 2023



parkers pub 100 years celebration

Mike, Geraldine Gavin and Hazel would like to take this opportunity to wish all their Customers, Family and Friends a Very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year.


It’s time to celebrate our County Senior Champions with a Victory social
Save the date, Friday 19th January 2024 in Ballygarry Estate Hotel and Spa..
Full details to follow, but for now, get the date in the diary, get the babysitter booked, plan the outfits and shine the dancing shoes.
We’d love to see a big crowd on the night to celebrate our amazing team and their fantastic achievement in being crowned Senior County champions for the first time in 55years.
Crotta Abú


will close for Christmas on Wednesday 20th December and will reopen on Monday 8th December at 9.30 am.  Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.
QQI Level 3 Internet Skills starting on Tuesday 9th January 2024 from 10 am to 12 noon, if you are interested or would like further information, please contact us at 066 7198018.
For information on all the activities and services available in Shannow FRC, watch out for our Spring Newsletter or keep up to date on our Facebook/ Instagram page or phone us on 066 7198018 with any query you may have.


As these are the last notes before Christmas, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy and Holy Christmas and a peaceful and hopefully prosperous 2024.
A Céad Míle Fáilte to all those who have returned home to Kilflynn to spend the Christmas period with their families and friends. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Clubs and organisations and all those who contributed to the Kilflynn notes in 2023.I am looking forward to bringing you the notes and issues in the community again for 2023. Any items for inclusion in these notes should be with the writer before 12 Noon each Monday morning. Email to or phone (066) 7135129/ (087

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