merry christmas 2021


After a break of almost three years, the Kilflynn Cancer Support Group table quiz returns on Wednesday 28th December. The intervening period has been difficult for our designated charities, Recovery Haven, Kerry Hospice and Kerry Cancer Support, with much of their fundraising activity curtailed because of the pandemic. Therefore, the community’s support is needed more than ever so that these beneficiaries can continue their wonderful work. The quiz has always received unbelievable support from the people of Kilflynn and the surrounding parishes, with almost €80000 raised to date, the vast majority of which was distributed to Kerry-based cancer charities. With such support, the quiz has become an integral part of Christmas celebrations in the village. Moreover, the event is not all about answering questions but also a fun filled night of music, raffles, and auctions. Therefore, the organizers would be grateful to receive any donations. Maybe you could ask a business, you regularly deal with, for some item, such as a voucher, that we might raffle or sell on the night. Also, if you have any unwanted presents do not put them in the attic; give them to us to raise much-needed funds for our charities. Even if you cannot attend on the night we would be grateful of your support in these ways. If interested please contact John Flaherty on (087)2352753. Any donations can be handed in to John, Parker’s Pub or Herbert’s Bar and shop.
Anyone who might like to lend a hand on the night itself please let us know. As always, the organisers thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you on the 28 th, throw-in at 8: 30!


Patrick O’Halloran, Fearr an flainn, Kilflynn was the winner of Kilflynn Community Together SPLIT THE BUCKET draw for November at Herbert’s Bar on Saturday 3rd December. Congratulations Patrick who won €126 euro. The winning ticket was drawn by Aiden Sheehan, Castletown, Kilflynn.
As always, thank you for your continued support. The next draw takes place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday 31st December at 9.30p.m. with a guaranteed €250 prize.
Get your entries in (as many as you like) before this Saturday 31st December! It could be your lucky Night! We have buckets at various businesses around Kilflynn, Parkers Pub, Herbert’s Bar and Zam Zam Kebab.
The concept of the draw is simple, simply place your €2 into the envelope at the venue, write your name and phone on the envelope and you could possibly ‘split the bucket!’
Funds raised will be used for projects that will benefit and improve Kilflynn. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Christmas Party in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday 11th December. Bus leaving both villages at 12.30 p.m. for meal at 1.30 p.m. Cost €20 per person.
‘Kilflynn Christmas Tree ‘Light Up A Life’ Fundraiser
If you wish to remember a loved one who is deceased, ‘Light Up A Life’ this Christmas by donating €5 per light. Donations and names can be dropped into The Village Store or Tommy Neenan by 22nd December 2022. Many thanks for your continued support.


The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday 5th December at Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn.
The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 4,7,25 and 30.
There was no winner of the 4,300 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:
Alan Kelly, The Cottage, Ballincollie Road, Ballyvolane, Cork,J.P Hickey,Knockbrack, Kilflynn, Cal Glavin of Laccamore, Abbeydorney.The next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub on Monday 13th December at 10.30p.m with a €4,00 Jackpot.
Tickets available 3 for €5 online visit or this link 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.


Wishing ClanmauriceCamogie Club the very best of luck in the AIB All-Ireland Intermediate Club semi-final on Saturday 10th December 2022, Especially the Crotta players Aoife Behan, Amy O’Sullivan and Jackie Horgan (Captain)
Clanmaurice (Kerry) v Clonduff (Down)
Venue: Coralstown Kinnegad GAA, Mullingar Road, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath N91C998
Throw in: 2pm


Music with Dreams Of Freedom in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Saturday 10th December at 10.00p.m


Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired Group meeting Wednesday 7th December 2022 at 10.30 am in Abbeydorney Parish Community Hall. We will be travelling to Ballyroe for Lunch on this day. The bus will leave the Community Centre at 11am sharp. Please contact 066 7135831 for further details.


Jason Nolan and Peter Nammock defeated Michael O’Sullivan and Darragh O’Donoghue in the final of the weekly Darts tournament. The winners will receive a fresh Turkey each. The weekly Darts Doubles Tournament will continue this Saturday night 10th December in Parker’s Pub. The winners this week will again receive Fresh Turkeys. All Names in for the draw at 9.30 p.m.


In aid of St.Teresa’s National School, Kilflynn on Friday 9th December at 7.00p.m in St. Columbus Centre, Kilflynn. €5 per book €2 per extra sheet, buy from the school in advance or on the night. Drinks/Treats available on the night to buy. Special Christmas surprise for the kids.


In St.Columbas Centre, Kilflynn, every Monday night at 9.00 p.m. Plenty of fun and exercise guaranteed. All Welcome.


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


Lights at the sports field, Dromakee on from Monday to Friday 7pm to 9pm during winter.


Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church on
Wednesday 7th December at 10.00a.m
Thursday 8th December at 7.30 p.m. Deceased members of Ryan Family, Ballyconnell, Kilflynn
Friday 9th December at 10.00 a.m. and Saturday 10th December at 6.00 p.m. Mary Carmody, Crotta
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. Webcam has been installed in Kilflynn Church – To watch Masses go to – Abbeydorney Parish and click on ‘watch Mass’. Diocesan
Christmas Mass Bouquet and a selection of other Mass cards available from the Parish Office.


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 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

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