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will take place at St Columba’s Community Centre on Saturday 9th October at 7pm organised by  Kilflynn Nature Garden Project. Discover the different bats living in Kilflynn and learn about their behaviour and lives.
The Kerry branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust will be sharing their knowledge and experiences of bat detecting. If conditions are good, we hope hear and identify any bats flying around the centre. The event is free of charge, donations to Irish Wildlife Trust welcome. Social distancing will be practiced along with necessary Covid related guidelines.
To book text Christine on 0861939217.


St. Teresa’s National School, Kilflynn are holding a clothing recycling drive fundraising.
Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes, shoes, bed linen, curtains, towels, bags, belts and soft toys. Please Donate only clean dry and rewardable clothing as we cannot accept wet, dirty or damaged clothes or goods. No Duvets. Drop your bags to the Crotta Hurling Club house, Dromakee, Kilflynn from Monday 4th October, Last day for drop off is Friday 5th November. The room will be open 7 days a week between the following hours 8.00a.m to 9.00p.m.  Thank you for your support and taking the time and effort to support our fundraising drive.


Job Type: Community Employment
Job Position: Maintenance Horticulture
Duties: General Maintenance and upkeep of St. Columbas Centre and Grounds Kilflynn, grass cutting, strimming, hedge cutting in burial grounds, painting cleaning and washing of centre when required. Keep Kilflynn village litter free, clean and tidy. Weeding of flower beds in the village.
Vacancy: Location St.Columbas Centre, Kilflynn
Application: Contact Paul O’Donoghue, Project Manager on 0667132266 or email Proposed Start date 1st November 2021.
Application details: Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years and over and receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment for 1 year or more and 18 years or over for certain disadvantaged groups.  Your eligibility will have to be verified by the department of social protection.


Age Action’s Care and Repair does small DIY jobs, free of charge, for older people to help them maintain their homes and their independence. For details contact Age Action national helpline 0818 911 109 or email


Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn was the venue for the Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw on Monday 4th October. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 2,7, 21 and 24.
There was no winner of the 5,500 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:
Aidan Behan, Abbeydorney, J.P Twomey, Bantry, Phil and Keith Hannafin, Leith East, Tralee
The Next draw will take place in Herbert’s Bar, on Monday 11th October at 10.00p.m in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Note the cut off for entry to the €5,500 Jackpot draw (online or locally purchased) is 9:30pm on Monday 11th  October. Tickets available 3 for €5 online visit or this link or Herberts Bar/Village Store, Parker’s Pub, Zam Zam Kabab, Foley Shop Lixnaw, Abbeydorney Post Office, or from any club officer. Many thanks to all who contribute to our weekly Club Lotto. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.


Crotta U12’s were in action on Sunday morning 3rd October, taking part in another U12 Go Games Blitz held in Kilmoyley. The guys were fantastic with fine displays against very good Ardfert, Ballyheigue and Kilmoyley opposition. Thanks to all players and coaches JJ Kelliher & Tom Cronin. Thanks to Kilmoyley GAA for hosting and to all the parents for your help and support.
Crotta Senior Hurlers advanced to the next round of North Kerry Hurling Board Championship with a 1-16 to 2-11 victory over a gallant @ballyheiguegaa side after extra time on Sunday evening 3rd October. Well done lads Hard luck to Ballyheigue.
Crotta will play Ballyduff in the semi-final.
North Kerry Under 14 Hurling League Semi final Saturday, 2 October played at the sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn
Lixnaw 2 – 6 Crotta O’Neill’s 1 – 6. Hard luck to the Crotta players and well done to Lixnaw.


The Kilflynn Community Walkway Lights at the sportsfield,Dromakee, Kilflynn will be switched on from Sunday 3rd October. So get your walking shoes ready this Autumn to stay well and healthy. The walkway is open to the public at any time during daylight hours and from 3rd October you can now avail of the floodlighting from 7pm to 9pm 7 days a week. This truly is a fantastic facility for all in our community to avail.


Masses and Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church
Wednesday 6th October at 10.00 a.m.
Saturday 9th October at 6.00 p.m.
Parish Office can be contacted by phone 066 4018996 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. or by email:
Masses from St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney are streamed live on, on Sunday at 10 a.m. Go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on watch live Mass.
Kilflynn Eucharistic Adoration recommenced on Monday 4th October (7.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m.)


Welcome back to classes started
On Tuesday 28th September in Saint Columba’s Community Centre ,Kilflynn @ 7.30pm
And Thursday 30th September Abbeydorney Community hall @ 8.00pm
As we haven’t been in class for so long everyone is a beginner/ improver. Including zoom class participants. These classes are pre booked only
Please bring your own mats, towel for head support and pillow for extra support.


Training for the Couch to 5km and 10 km commenced in the Community walkway at the Sportsfield, Dromakee,Kilflynn on Sunday morning 3rd October at 10.00a.m
Well done everyone that attended on Sunday morning, a fantastic turn out. A total of €77.20 cents has been raised towards the cancer bus.
The next training session will be on Wednesday at 7.00p.m and every Sunday morning and Wednesday evenings at 7p.m from October on till St. Stephen’s Day where we will run our 5 km and 10 km. Only 23 more sessions till St. Stephens day. There will be a donation of €2 per night per person. This money will go to the Kerry cancer support group for their bus services everyone welcome


The Kilflynn School of TaeKwon-Do returns on Wednesday, October 6th, in the St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn.
Class Times
-4.45pm – 5.30pm (3 to 5 year olds).
-5.30pm – 6.30pm (6 to 14 year olds).
For further details contact Wayne on  086 0883595


Environmental Workers x 4, Laundry Assistant x 2, Caretaker x 1, Maintenance Worker x 1, Receptionist/Core Staff Assistant x 1, Researcher/Kitchen Assistant x 1, Active Retired Facilitator x 1. To be eligible for CE you must be in receipt of an Irish Social Welfare payment for 12 months or more and aged over 21 years old. Please email/post your CV to or Abbeydorney Development Company, Community Hall, Abbeydorney.


Best of luck to the Crotta/Kilmoyley minor hurlers and their management who play Rathmore in the 2021 County Minor Shield Final on Sunday 10th October in Dr Crokes Pitch, Lewis Road in Killarney at 12 noon.


The local confidential number is 087 7086253.


ALONE manages a national support line and additional support for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024

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