KILFLYNN FAIRY FESTIVAL
The Kilflynn Enchanted Fairy festival will take place this weekend Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of June and we are all really looking forward to welcoming you back to the magical village of Kilflynn.
Festivities will commence Saturday afternoon at the earlier time of 4pm with a magical parade that will reveal the treasure chest holding the Kilflynn Enchanted map. The map will make its way through the village guarded by the knights and the fairies will then create a spell on the enchanted stage to create hundreds of maps so you can all enjoy the trail on Sunday.
Sunday morning the trail will open at 10:30 and all visiting magical humans will be sprinkled with fairy dust so that they can see the fairy houses and enjoy a beautiful enchanted magical fairy trail.
As well as fairies there will be bouncy castles, ice cream and delicious food stalls, crafts stalls, face painting and so much more so bring a picnic and dress up for a truly magical experience.
As the parade will take place at the earlier time Saturday evening at 4pm some traffic delays can be expected between 4 and 5 and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause-likewise to manage parking and the flow of people there will be further traffic restrictions Sunday from 10:00 until 5:00.
Tickets are on sale now online through Eventbrite for €8 plus booking fee – under 2s go free.
RETIREMENT MASS AND SOCIAL GATHERING
Fr. Denis O’Mahony will celebrate his retirement Mass in Abbeydorney Church on Friday 7th July at 7.30 p.m. There will be refreshments in the Abbeydorney Community Hall afterwards. All are welcome.
KILFEIGHNEY CEMETERY MASS
will take place on Tuesday 27th June at 7.30p.m
WELLINGTON THROWING COMPETITIONS
The annual Kilflynn vintage rally Wellington competitions 2023 took place in Kilflynn village, on Friday 16th June with 60 competitors taking part, and a large crowd gathered to watch the fun event. The Competitors were required to hurl a Wellington Boot as far as possible within boundary lines, from a standing or running start.
The winners of each category are as follows
Women – 1st Claire O’Sullivan, Knocknagoshel 2nd Niamh Lynch, Kilflynn 3rd Sandy Ward, Kilflynn
Men – 1st Killian Brophy, Lixnaw 2nd Aidan O’ Sullivan, Lixnaw 3rd Jerry Carmody, Crotta
Kids -1st Archie Pryer, Kilflynn 2nd Cian Pryer, Kilflynn 3rd Adare Quinlan, Kilflynn
Mike Parker, Parker’s Pub, presented the prize winners with their trophies All the children competitors received medals
Congratulations to the prize winners and well done to everyone who participated, Thanks to all who came out and supported this fun event. A special word of thanks to Kay & Paddy Murnane for running the competitions.
Looking forward to next year already!
Kyrie Eleison, Monday 3rd July 7.30 p.m. St. Mary’s, Kilflynn, Wednesday 5th July at 7.30 p.m. Killahan Cemetery, Monday 10th July at 7.30 p.m.
PARKER’S PUB AND VENUE
KILFLYNN FAIRY FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT
Sunday evening 25th June at 7.30p.m
Music, Songs & Craic with Tadhg Reen.
KERRY SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Garvey’s SuperValu Tralee Sponsored Kerry GAA Senior Hurling Championship Group B:
Rd 2: Dr. Crokes GAA V Crotta O’Neills Date: Friday 23rd June at 7.30PM in Austin Stack’s Park, Tralee.
We wish the Crotta Hurlers and their management the best of luck
ACTIVE RETIRED GROUP
Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired Group: Outing to Adare and Bunratty, Wednesday 21st June Please contact 066 7135831 for further details.
ST. MARY’S CHURCH, KILFLYNN
Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church: on Wednesday 21st June at 10.00a.m, Friday 23rd June at 10.00a.m, and Saturday 24th June at 6.00 p.m. John, Hannah, Tom & Bernie Leen, Stack’s Mountain Jack Murphy & deceased members of the Murphy & Family, Rae, Kilflynn.
Parish Office can be contacted by phone 066 4018996 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Webcam has been installed in Kilflynn Church – To watch Masses go to www.dioceseofkerry.ie – Abbeydorney Parish and click on ‘watch Mass’. Diocesan.
CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday 19th June at Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn.
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 1, 2,19 and 30. There was no winner of the 4,600 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Richard Lawlor, Kiltomey, Lixnaw, Jack and Aishling C/o David Power, Abbeydorney and Aisling Kelly, The Cottage, Ballincollie Road, Ballyvolane, Cork.
The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn. on Monday 26th June at 10.30p.m with a €4,700 Jackpot.
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 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 Kerry senior team will travel to Laois on Saturday 24th June for their Glen Dimplex Intermediate Championship Round 3 game at 5.00p.m in Rathdowney Gaa Pitch. Best wishes to the Kerry players and their management, especially The Crotta ladies Aoife Behan, Jackie Horgan and Amy O’Sullivan.
ABBEYDORNEY/KILFLYNN ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
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 www.alone.ie 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