A HAPPY EASTER to all readers of the Kilflynn Notes at Home and Abroad.


Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: . Abbeydorney 7.30 p.m. 1. The Day Chapel in Abbeydorney will remain open until 9.30 p.m. for private prayer. Please consider spending a little time.
Good Friday
A day of Fast & Abstinence 3.00 p.m. Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion in St. Bernard’s, Abbeydorney.  Stations of the Cross in St. Bernard’s, Abbeydorney 7.00 p.m. Stations of the Cross in St. Mary’s Kilflynn at 7.30p.m Confessions: After the 3.00 p.m. ceremony and after the Stations of the Cross in Abbeydorney
Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil and Mass of the Resurrection: Kilflynn 8.30 p.m. Ceremony of Light and Renewal of Baptismal Promises will be part of the Easter Vigil Mass
Easter Sunday Abbeydorney: 10.00 a.m.


On Saturday April 15th at 10:00am we’ll be starting our Kilflynn clean-up in the village as part of the KWD Recycling County clean-up day. It is fantastic to give a good “spring-clean” to our beautiful village and surrounding area in preparation for the busy summer months. The more people that turn up, the easier the job is for everyone. We pass through our village on a daily basis, between work, school runs, walking, running, etc! Let’s now show Kilflynn some TLC by coming out and cleaning it up. As always Kilflynn Community Together greatly appreciates your support. We will be providing bags, some gloves, and some pickers.


The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Care Group Easter outing to Lartigue Monorail & Museum, Listowel on Sunday 16th April. Bus leaving Abbeydorney at 1.00p.m on route to Kilflynn. Refrements in Chirish Restaurant , Abbeydorney.


The Scor na nOg County Finals took place at the Currow Community Centre on Saturday 25th March with the day’s programme getting underway with the Amhran Na bhfiann sung by Con Warren. The standard of performances at Scór Na Nog this year has been exceptional and is a testimony to the vast number of talented performers we have within the County and the time and dedication put in by clubs at promoting and nurturing culture within the Kingdom. Crotta O’Neills from the North Kerry Hurling Board were victorious in the Instrumental Music, Congratulations and well done to Conor Brennan, Thomas Breen, Sarah Murphy, Ellen Trant and Grace Hannon Linnane.
Cisteoir Christy Kileen then presented the victorious Clubs with their County Final medals amid great scenes of jubilation as each individual came to the stage.
The following are the County Final winners and who will now go forward to represent their County to the Munster Finals on Saturday April 15th in the Eire Og GAA Pavilion, Ovens County Cork.
The Crotta Club was also well represented by Amy Croinn in the Solo Singing competition.  Thanks to Aoife Murphy Music Mentor and Club Scor office Tom Breen for organizing the @crotta.gaa competitors.


dreams of freedom at parkers

Easter Saturday Night 8th April Music, Songs and Craic with Dreams Of Freedom at 10.00p.m


The Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired Group are taking a two week break for the Easter Holidays. We will be back in the Parish Hall on 19th April 2023. Please contact 066 7135831 for further details


Easter sat night live music with local favourites Gene O’Sullivan and Jim O’Connor.


Best wishes to the Kerry Senior hurlers and their management.  who commence Joe McDonagh Cup campaign against Down on Saturday 8th March in Ballycran at 1.00p.m


Heartiest Congratulations and best wishes go to Muireann McCarthy, daughter of Jerome and Mary McCarthy, Gortatoo, Kilflynn and Brian Slattery, son of Brendan and Bernie Slattery, Station Road, Ardfert. who were married in St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn on Friday 31st March. The beautiful ceremony was performed by Fr. Denis O’Mahony. The bridesmaids were Ide Chambers, Kayleigh McCarthy, Celine Kiely and Yvonne Leen.
Groomsmen were Shane Slattery, David Slattery, Colm Scannell and Thomas Egan. The Pageboy was Aodhan Chambers and the Flower girls were Aoibhinn Chambers, Aine Chambers, Ashleigh McCarthy, Rosin Slattery and Saoirse Slattery. The beautiful music was by Fergus O’Sullivan and Clodagh.  The wedding reception was held in Ballygarry Estate, Hotel and Spa, Tralee. The couple will reside in Kilflynn. We wish Muireann and Brian Many Happy years of married life together.


The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday 3rd April at Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn.
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 12,19,27 and 31. There was no winner of the 3,500 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:  Kay Murnane, Crotta, Mary Long, Abbeydorney and  John Joe Reidy, Boheroe, Abbeydorney,
The next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn. on Monday 10th April at 10.30p.m with a €3,600 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.


On behalf of the community, we offer our sincere sympathy to Eileen Brennan, Rae, Kilflynn and to the Brennan and O’Sullivan Families on the death of her brother, James ‘Jim’ O’Sullivan, affectionately known as Pecker Ballinacartin, Knocknagoshel who passed away peacefully, on Thursday 16th March, surrounded by his loving family & in the care of the staff of University Hospital. Each year Jim helped with stewarding and manning the parking for The Kilflynn Vintage Rally and Kilflynn Enchanted Fairy Festival, no matter what the job, he was always ready to help out. He was a true character and his charm and wit will be greatly missed.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam


North Kerry Intermediate Hurling League
Round 2 – Wednesday, 5 April @ 6:30pm
Group 1 – Crotta O’Neills v Lady’s Walk
North Kerry Senior Hurling League
Round 2 – Friday, 7 April @ 6:30pm [Good Friday]
Group 1 – Causeway v Crotta O’Neills


The Kerry U-20 Hurlers got their O’Neills.com Leinster U-20 Hurling Championship Tier 2 Group 2 campaign off to a winning start against Carlow on Saturday 1st April in Laois Hire O’Moore Park. Portlaoise, on a scoreline of  Kerry 2-10 to Carlow 0-1.0. The Crotta hurling was well represented by Sean McGrath (wing back) Rory Mahony  (Centre back) and Gavin Parker who was also a member of the panel. It was a great honour for the club to have Sean McGrath captain the Kerry side. A proud day for his family and his club.
Next up for the Kerry men is a trip away to face Kildare in Portlaoise on Bank Holiday Monday, April 10 at 2pm. Best wishes to the Kerry players and their management.


Offaly 1-15 Kerry 0-6
The Kerry minor hurlers put up a much-improved performance against Offaly in the Leinster minor hurling championship on Saturday afternoon, going down to the Faithful in Tullamore by 12 points (a big improvement on the 28-point deficit they had to Wexford in the first round). The Crotta Hurling was represented on the team by Evan O’Sullivan (Wing forward), Ryan Houlihan and Dara Nolan also members of the panel, and manager Jerome O’Sullivan, Offaly goal scorer was Rob Kearney, a son of former Crotta Senior Hurler David Kearney and Triona Lynch, Rob twin brother Fionn was also a member of the Offaly panel.   Next up for the green and gold is a clash with Dublin in Portlaoise on Good Friday (throw in at noon). Best wishes to The Kerry players and their management


The Kilflynn toddler group meets up every Thursday mornings in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn at 10.00-11.30 am


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.


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