KILFLYNN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
After a break of three years, the Kilflynn Cancer Support Group table quiz returned on Wednesday, December 28th last. The quiz was again a huge success with thirty-three tables competing, raising €2820 for our benefiting charities, Recovery Haven, Kerry Hospice and Kerry Cancer Support.
On the night, Dermot Crowley, Recovery Haven, and Breda Dyland, Kerry Cancer Support, thanked the organisers and competitors for their continued support. The standard of answering was very high and the winning team, Bridget, Thomas, Patrick and Margaret Quille, Muireann O’Shea, Cathal Byrne and Catherine Cronin achieved a full house, eighty points out of eighty. They were closely followed by the Barry and Nicholson families.
The organisers would like to thank Parker’s Pub and Herbert’s Bar for hosting the event, and John McElligott for organising the sound system. Thanks again to Conor and Daragh Breen for their musical contribution, and to all those who helped in the preparation and running of the quiz. Special thanks to Joe McAuliffe, Margaret and John Mahony and Caroline and Frank Lynch for their administrative skills. Thanks to the numerous businesses, families and individuals who donated items for raffles and prizes. However, the quiz could not have been such a success without the continued support of the people of Kilflynn, Abbeydorney and surrounding parishes, who turned up on the night and gave so generously. Your support is greatly appreciated.
The quiz night again exceeded all expectations and we look forward to the next edition at Christmas 2023. The money raised on the night will, this week, be presented to the three charities, each receiving €940.
KILFLYNN DRAMA GROUP
In association with Kilflynn Community Together presents a play by Sam Cree “Don’t Tell The Wife” on Wednesday 1st and Sunday 5thMarch in St Columbas Centre, Kilflynn. Saturday 4th March is booked out. Doors open 7.30p.m Curtain 8.00p.m nightly. Bookings Maureen 087 9893847 before 6.00p.m and Mike 066 7135129 after 6.00p.m Bookings is essential as space is limited.
KILFLYNN ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Countdown to St Patrick’s Day 2023 has started with plans well underway to celebrate this year’s festival.
The call now goes out to clubs and community groups to get involved in this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Kilflynn.
Hundreds of people from dozens of organisations have taken part every year, showing the amazing community spirit in the village, and bringing much colour and entertainment to proceedings. Let this year be amazing.
Kilflynn Community Together are organising this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade and are hoping to see all community groups taking part. Interested groups can contact Niamh on 0863144157 to book their place.
This year’s parade will get underway at 4:00pm sharp on March 17th. It will be a wonderful gathering of the Kilflynn and surrounding communities.
The name of the Grand Marshall, the person who will lead the 2023 Kilflynn parade, will be announced nearer the day.
Follow our FB page for more updates
KILFLYNN NATURE GARDEN PROJECT
Join us in The Kilflynn Nature Garden for a fascinating, hands-on workshop to discover how to create a living willow structure on Saturday 4th March from 11a.m to 2.00p.m. Cathy Eastman will guide us in making a tunnel from freshly cut willow sallies. Cost: €20 Book now as places are limited. Call or text 0861939217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE REBEL MUSIC QUEEN COMES TO THE KINGDOM
Eimear Glackin, also known as Eimhear Rebel, is set to perform in Parker’s Pub and Venue, Kilflynn on Sunday 16th April 2023 at 6.30p.m. This is Eimhear and her band’s first appearance in the Kingdom.
With a growing fan base Eimhéar Ní Ghlacaín, has become one of the most popular artists on the Irish rebel scene. Her passionate and heartfelt renditions of our favourite ballads have earned her the title “Queen of Irish Rebel “, as she continues to draw crowds and sell out concerts across the globe. Tickets for the event are available on Eventbrite.ie at only 10 euro plus booking fee.
ABBEYDORNEY/KILFLYNN ACTIVE RETIRED
Meeting this Wednesday, 22nd February from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30pm in the Abbeydorney Parish Community Hall where a meal will be served. Any enquiries, please contact 066 7135831.
KILFLYNN CITY RUNNING GROUP
The Kilflynn City Club Stacks Mountain half in aid of the amazing charity of Bru Columbanus on Saturday 1st April 2023 A stunning half marathon and 10k that starts and finishes in Kilflynn village taking in all that Kilflynn has to offer from stunning views to hidden trails and pathways
Sign up now at https://kilflynncityrun.net
ST. MARY’S CHURCH, KILFLYNN
Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church:
on Wednesday 22nd February at 10.00a.m Ash Wednesday Charlie & Mai Curtin, Lissanaearla
On Friday 24th February at 10.00a.m and
Saturday 25th February at 6.00 p.m. John & Kitty McCarthy, Knockbrack, Kilflynn.
Stations Of the Cross for Lent: Commencing on Thursday 23rd at 7.00 p.m. in Abbeydorney Church and Monday 27th at 8.00 p.m. in Kilflynn. The stations will continue every Tuesday & Thursday in Abbeydorney at 7.00 p.m. and every Monday at 8.00 p.m. in Kilflynn. Parishioners have volunteered to lead the Stations. Blessed Candles available from the Parish Office €7 per pack of 6.
Parish Office can be contacted by phone 066 4018996 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. or by email: email@example.com
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. Webcam has been installed in Kilflynn Church – To watch Masses go to www.dioceseofkerry.ie – Abbeydorney Parish and click on ‘watch Mass’. Diocesan
KERRY SENIOR HURLERS
Kerry host Offaly in the 2023 Allianz Hurling League, Division 2A Round 3 on Saturday 25th February at 2.00p.m in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney Best wishes to the Kerry players and their management.
CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS
The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday 20th February at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn.
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 7,19,23 and 24. There was no winner of the 2,900 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Sean McElligott, Bridge Road, Abbeydorney, Ian Maunsell, Abbeydorney and Damien Hogan, Abbeydorney.
The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn. on Monday 27th February at 10.30p.m with a €3,000 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.
VERY CAMOGIE LEAGUE DIVISION 2A
Kerry 0-9 Westmeath 1-6
Kerry opened their division 2A campaign last Saturday 18th February in a resplendent Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney and ended up with a share of the spoils after a hard-fought battle with Westmeath. Half-time Kerry 0-7 Westmeath 1-01. The Crotta Hurling club was well represented on the team by Aoife Behan (wing back) Jackie Hogan (wing forward) (0-02) and Amy O’Sullivan (corner forward) (0-03) Kerry face a tough trip away to Meath next week.
Throw in is Best wishes to the Kerry players and their management
KILFLYNN TODDLER GROUP
The Kilflynn toddler group meets up every Thursday mornings in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn at 10.00-11.30 am
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