Happy Xmas



Tuesday 22nd December, Abbeyorney at 7.30p.m Family Mass
Wednesday 23rd December, in Kilflynn at 7.30p.m Family Mass
Christmas Eve, in Kilflynn at 6.00p.m and Abbeydorney at 8.00p.m (Vigil of the Nativity)
Christmas Day, in Kilflynn at 9.30 a.m and Abbeydorney at 11.00a.m (Feast of the Nativity)
St. Stephen’s Day, in  Abbeydorney at 11.00 a.m in Kilflynn at 6.00p.m
Sunday 27th December, Abbeydorney at 10.00a.m
Christmas Masses
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses are by ticket only. Tickets can be collected in Kilflynn on Saturday evening after 6.00 p.m. Mass, at the Parish Office (066) 4018996  on Monday 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon and from 6.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. on Monday evening in Kilflynn Church. Abbeydorney tickets can be collected on Sunday  after 10.00 a.m., from the Parish Office 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon and 7.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. on Monday.  Christmas Eve Mass in both churches is fully booked, there is some availability for all other Masses during the week.

For those who will attend Mass, please note the following:

  1. Parishioners attending Mass must wear a face covering in the Church.
  2. Use the sanitiser provided when entering and exiting the church.
  3. Ushers in the Church will show you to a seat.

Resources for celebrating Christmas at home
This year, to support people’s prayer at home over Christmas, a number of resources are available:

  • Praying at the crib in our homes
  • Blessing of the Christmas Tree
  • Lighting of the Christmas candle on Christmas Eve

As many will not be in a position to attend Mass in the usual way, these resources are a way of recalling God’s presence in our homes. Here is the link – https://www.dioceseofkerry.ie/2020/12/celebrating-christmas-2020/
Mass will be streamed live on   www.dioceseofkerry.ie, go to Abbeydorney Parish and  Click on watch live Mass
Streaming Mass
We have changed the company streaming our masses. Please go to www.dioceseofkerry.ie go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on watch live Mass. For parishioners that are using Roku stick on their televisions click into Church media TV & scroll across to Abbeydorney  and click into Mass.
Masses will be live streamed from Abbeydorney Church.
Parish Office will be open Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 a.m.- 1.00 p.m. Parish office (066 4018996) or email (abbeydorney@dioceseofkerry.ie
Parish Newsletter and Dear Parishioner is available on www.dioceseofkerry.ie
Christmas Mass Bouquet and other Mass cards available from the Parish Office


Due to Covid-19 restrictions this year’s Crotta Wren will be a little different. This Christmas tradition which spans well over three decades has been and continues to be a very important part of our clubs activities. St Stephen’s day is always a very enjoyable day for all members of the Wren group and the members are deeply saddened not to able to visit everybody this year. The yearly warm homely welcome we receive filled with fun and laughter will be greatly missed this year. However we have decided to try and continue the tradition as best we can for this year in the hope that normality will return next year.
The wren group is currently recording some songs/ stories which will be available on the Crotta Facebook/ Instagram pages on Christmas Night/ St Stephens Day for you all to enjoy.
As you may be aware all funds raised by the wren group have always been used by Crotta GAA in support of its players to providing them with the necessary equipment etc required to enjoy their sport and represent our community. Amazingly in 2018 the funds raised enabled Crotta to install a defibrillator at the pitch in Dromakee. Once again this is how any funds raised are proposed to be used in 2021.
Unfortunately due to the restrictions our normal fund-raising efforts could not take place this year. If you would like to support our “virtual Wren” please use the following secure GoFundMe link  https://www.gofundme.com/crotta-o-neills-virtual-wren… or alternatively you can donate at Herbert’s the Village Store up until December 28th. Thanks you as always for your amazing continuing support.


In light of the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, We sincerely hope that all our customers, your families and friends and our valued staff stay safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing you all in the near future. 

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


Manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff is available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm by calling 0818 222 024, and will remain open over the Christmas period.


Annual Church Gate Collection on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Donations can also be made online at www.samaritans.ie/kerry or www.idonate.ie/kerrySamaritans


In what has been a very difficult year for all us. We would like to wish you and your families a very happy Christmas and New Year. Thank you for your support throughout the year.


On Monday night 21st December at St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn, The Crotta Hurling Club lotto draw took place with a Jackpot of 18,600. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Crotta and Kerry Senior Hurler Tomas O’Connor were 13,25,28 and 32. There was No winner of €18,600 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: S and B Clifford, Rathscannell, Abbeydorney,  Nora Griffin, Tarbert, Listowel and  Anne Purcell, Ballyragget, Killkenny.

The Next draw will take place at St. Columbas Centre, Kilflynn, on Monday 28th December in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Note the cut off for entry to the €18,700 Jackpot draw (online or locally purchased) is 9:30pm on Monday 28th December. 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 Village Store, Zam Zam Kabab, Foley Shop Lixnaw, Abbeydorney Post Office, Paddy Weir, Paud Tuomey or Mike Parker. 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. The Covid-19 restrictions have seriously hampered our fundraising and income. The Lotto is now the critical and only source of funds for the Club. We are appealing to all club members to promote our lotto at this time as we are in dire need of funds to keep our club afloat.

We take this opportunity to wish everyone who supports us by purchasing or selling Crotta Hurling Club Lotto tickets a very Happy and Safe Christmas and Thank you for your continued support of the Crotta GAA club.


We look forward once again to lighting up our tree under the bridge for Xmas 2020. As a fundraiser for the running costs we will run our “light up a life” campaign. If you would like to have your loved ones remembered whether those unable to come home this Christmas or those deceased, simply donate 5.00  per bulb with the name you wish to include in the list to The Village Shop, Tommy Neenan or any other committee member. You can also donate online to account number..IBAN :IE46AIBK93001603162054.
Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and  New Year.


Thanks to those who have given donations, big and small, since 1st December, amounting to €300.  I hope I will have at least €500 at the end of January.  Bring the 1,2, and 5 cents in the jar or box at home or drop in your contribution at Mass or in the letter box at the office in Abbeydorney Church.  (Fr.) Denis O’Mahony

Kilflynn Xmas Lights


For many years now, Noreen and Michael Murphy ,Dromakee, Kilflynn, have been decorating the outside of their home, with a spectacular Christmas lights display, last year they decided to try and raise funds for the palliative care unit at University Hospital Kerry,Tralee. This year they will be putting a collection box on the fence outside their house , again to try and raise funds for the palliative care unit, Noreen and Michael , would greatly appreciate any amount you can give, all monies raised will go directly to the palliative care unit, so if you’re passing stop and have a look or take photos if you wanted.


Clothes Bank (located near the small gate at Crotta GAA grounds) is opened. We appreciate all donations and thank you for your continued generous support.
Abbeydorney & Kilflynn St. Vincent De Paul Confidential number is 087 7086253


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 2021.
A Céad Míle Fáilte to all those who have returned home to Kilflynn to spend Christmas period with their families and friends. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Clubs and organisation and all those who contributed to the Kilflynn notes in 2020.I am looking forward to bringing you the notes and issues in community again for 2021. Any items for inclusion in these notes should be with the writer before 12 Noon each Monday morning. Email to parkerspub@gmail.com or phone (066) 7135129/ (087) 9794541.

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