Countywide: Abbeydorney, Abbeyfeale, Annascaul, Ardfert and Asdee

Kilmoyley Golf Social was held in Ballyheigue Club House on Saturday night. All the past Captains are in the photo, they are: 1995 & 1996 James Kennedy, 1997 Nicky Cooke, 1998 Diarmuid Leen, 1999 Michael Meehan Sur, 2000 Gerry Horan, 2001 John Fitzgerald, 2002 Seanie Horan, 2003 John Brendan Griffin, 2004 Maurice Egan, 2005 Greg Claffey, 2006 Eddie Meehan, 2007 Hubert Fitzell, 2008 Maurice Quane, 2009 Sean McGrath, 2010 Chris Horan, 2011 Eddie Flaherty, 2012 Tony Flaherty, 2013 Bert Sheehy, 2014 Brendan Godley, 2015 J.J. Mc Elligot, 2016 Jimmy O'Sullivan. Photo taken by Fiona Moriarty
Kilmoyley Golf Social was held in Ballyheigue Club House on Saturday night. All the past Captains are in the photo, they are: 1995 & 1996 James Kennedy, 1997 Nicky Cooke, 1998 Diarmuid Leen, 1999 Michael Meehan Sur, 2000 Gerry Horan, 2001 John Fitzgerald, 2002 Seanie Horan, 2003 John Brendan Griffin, 2004 Maurice Egan, 2005 Greg Claffey, 2006 Eddie Meehan, 2007 Hubert Fitzell, 2008 Maurice Quane, 2009 Sean McGrath, 2010 Chris Horan, 2011 Eddie Flaherty, 2012 Tony Flaherty, 2013 Bert Sheehy, 2014 Brendan Godley, 2015 J.J. Mc Elligot, 2016 Jimmy O'Sullivan. Photo taken by Fiona Moriarty

St. Bernard's Church: Mass will be celebrated on Thurs. 9th Feb. 10.00 a.m. Thomas Shanahan, Tralee Sun. 12th Feb. 10.00 a.m. Thomas O'Rourke, Kilgulbin and Joe & Kathleen Nolan, Ballybroman Lourdes Helpers Collection next weekend 11th/12th February. Evening of Reflection for all Eucharistic Ministers within the Kerry Diocese on Tuesday 21st Feb. at 7.00 p.m. in Ardfert Retreat Centre. Please contact Parish Office on 066 4018996 if you wish to attend.


Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Edward O'Connor, Kilgulbin,who died recently. Rest in Peace.


Abbeydorney Hall & Community Project Members Lotto - Results 30th January 2017. Numbers Drawn 6,12,18,27. Jackpot €8900 - No Winner. Consolation Prizes; Seanie Walsh, Ballymacaquim; Mags Kearney, Ballyduff & Mike Sheehy, Togher Ban. Mini Jackpot; Fonds + 4, C/o Fred, Abbeydorney; Martin Crowley, Abbeydorney & Veda Griffin, Abbeydorney. Next Jackpot €8800. Tickets €2 each or 3 for €5. Thank you for your continued support.

Killahan Primary School

Killahan Primary School are holding an open Day on Friday Feb 10th between 10.00am and 12.30pm. All preschool children and their parents are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Killahan Primary School can be contacted at 0667135644 or email Please include this note in Abbeydorney Notes.


Meenkilly Card Game

Another enjoyable night of cards in Meenkilly and clear winners with 14 games were Christine O Donoghue, Maureen Roche, Eileen Finnegan. Three teams tied for second place: Nora Lyons, John Lyons, Dan Brosnan; Mossie Gleeson, Maura Collins, Eileen Reidy and Michael O Kelly, Mossie Collins, Mary Mc Carthy. Table Prizes: Billy Broderick, Sheila Breen, Dan Reidy. Door Tickets: Liam Lane, Liam O Connor. Raffle Tickets: John Lyons, Danny O Connell, Maurice Collins, John Quirke,Liam O Connor, Nora Riordan. See you all next week, same time, same place, le cúnamh Dé.

Fundraising card game

The annual Bord na nOg Card Game will take place at Fr Casey's Clubhouse on Friday, February 10 at 9pm. Lots of spot prizes will be given out on the night with tickets costing just €5. Anyone interested in buying a ticket should make contact with a member of the Bord na nOg Committee as soon as possible. All welcome.

Mock wedding

You are all invited to a Mock wedding at the Railway Bar @ 7.30pm on Friday, March 10. Proceeds in aid of Nicole Prendiville Doyle who is travelling to Uganda in June with Nurture Africa. There will be a raffle, spot prizTickets €10 available locally includes entertainment, finger food and DJ Tiny. Phone 087-6657154.

Community council

Our next monthly meeting will be held in Leen's Hotel on Thursday, February 9 at 7.30pm. It is expected that the normal Monthly Meeting will follow directly after this AGM. All are welcome to attend and new members are always welcome.

Abbeyfeale Harriers

The Annual Hunting Festival begins on Sunday, February 12 at Walsh's Bar Knocknagoshel with the Stonehall Harriers. All meets at 11am, hunting is on foot and the quarry is fox. Cap €10 per meet. Food kindly sponsored by publicans. Please show respect to Landowners and their property at all times. Enquiries: Doug McGuinness (Hon. Sec. Abbeyfeale Harriers) 087 6829044 or Paddy O'Grady 087 6258933. Supported Charity -- The Irish Cancer Society.

Drama date for the diary

Abbeyfeale Drama Group are rehearsing at present for their production of a Michael J Ginnelly Play 'A Wake in the West' which will be begin its run at Fr. Casey's on St. Valentine Night and continue through February on 16,18,19,21,23,25 and finishing up on Sunday, February 26.


School concert

Scoil Bhreac Chluain are busy preparing for the school concert. The concert will take place on Tuesday 21st February. Tickets can be purchased from the school at €8 each for adults and €5 each for O.A.Ps and secondary school children.

Tom Crean Challenge

Annascaul Adventures & Dingle cycling club would like to invite you to take part in the Tom Crean Challenge Cycle on St Patrick's Bank Holiday Weekend 2017.Starting at the South Pole Inn, Annascaul, Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry at 9am traveling to Dingle via Lispole-Connor Pass Ireland's highest mountain pass - Camp - returning to Annascaul.After completing the event join us at the South Pole Inn the homeplace of Tom Crean, the Antartic Explorer where you can enjoy some wholesome food & great fun.To register online go to

Whist Results

Ladies: 1st Michael Rohan, 2nd Joan Sayers, 1st Interval: Bridie Lyne, 2nd Interval: Elizabeth Brookes.Gents: 1st Joan Cantillon, 2nd Nora Devine, 1st Interval: Eileen Galvin, 2nd Interval: Dora Moriarty, Mystery: Martin Courtney, John McEnery. Raffle: 1st Sandra Hoffman, 2nd, Margaret Hennessey, 3rd Sandra Hoffman, 4th Bridie McDermon, 5th Ann Moss.

Birthday Wishes

Birthday wishes go out to Lily Ashe, Inch.who recently celebrated her Birthday with family and friends.Annascaul AdventuresWell done to Annascaul Adventures who had a fantastic walk last Sunday despite the weather. Thank you to Lynne Strathan of Muddy Matters, Dingle who gave a wonderful informative talk. Thanks to Annascaul House B&B who opened their premises for this event where everyone enjoyed fresh home-baking & tasty home-made soup. Will keep you updated with more successful events coming up.Land A community organisation are seeking land to buy or long term lease in the Annascaul Area. Contact Elizabeth 086 2663186

Senior Citizens Social

Senior Citizens Annual Social at Dingle Skellig Hotel 2pm Sunday 12th February. Dinner & Refreshments served. Music by Noreen Ashe. Tickets €20. Fáilte roimh gach éinne. All Welcome.


If you would like anything included in the Annascaul Notes. Contact Noel Spillane. Ph 087 2184757 or forward an email to


Community Centre

MEMBERSHIP & AGM. Have a say in how your community centre is run!Become a member of Ardfert Community Council LTD. Membership is now open until Feb 6th. Members fee is €5 and forms are available from the community centre. Everyone is welcome to join.Tel 0667134067.Email AGM takes place in the community centre on Thursday February 9th at 8pm.

ST BRENDANS ATHLETIC CLUB: Strength and Conditioning class for 12yrs. and upwards every Tuesday 7pm-8pm.followed by Adults Circuit Training class from 8pm-9.15pm.Juvenile Training every Wednesday from 6pm-8pm. in the Comm. Centre.

DRAUGHTS:Community Games Draughts every Friday 7pm-8pm.

INDOOR SOCCER:Community Games Indoor Soccer starting Sunday 29th Jan from 6pm-7pm, all at the Comm. Centre.

ST BRENDANS HURLING: U -14 training every Friday from 6pm-7pm in the Comm. Centre.

SET & CEILI DANCING: Set dancing continues on Thursdays from 6.30 to 7.30pm in the community centre. All welcome. Tel 0851208520.

COMHALTAS: Comhaltas continues music classes on Mondays in the community centre.

ARDFERT SINGERS: Ardfert Singers choir continues Wednesdays at 7.30 to 9pm. New members welcome!

LITTLE VOYAGERS CHILDCARE;PRESCHOOL: Preschool Enrolment for September 2017-June 2018 & Sept 2018-June 2019 is now open, please contact Tara if you wish to enrol your child, Morning and Afternoon sessions will be running, places are limited and subject to meeting criteria set out by Childcare Centre.

AFTERSCHOOL CLUB: Runs Mon-Fri from 2.10pm & 3.10pm to 6pm . To avail of CCS please book your space now.

New bus collection has started from Ardfert National school to little voyagers childcare at 2.10pm and 3.10pm.

CRECHE; call and see our facilities and discuss booking your child in. We cater from 6 months of age, if you need childcare in the new year, now is the time to book.

For more information contact Tara on 0667134066. Website For regular news and updates follow us on Facebook @ Little Voyagers Childcare

BINGO: Bingo continues Mondays at 8pm. The Jackpot now stands at €470 if not previously won!

SERVICES: For information on all our services, including Gym, Laundry & DIY check out our website at and on our Facebook page =91 ardfert community centre' or contact Call Pat on 087/9209673 or Bernie in the office on 066-7134067.

DIY: Book early for all your D.I.Y. needs and gardening requirements!! Call Pat on 0879209673.

Cillard camogie club

Winter Fitness Training commencing 7th February at Kilmoyley Community Centre: 5-9 year old girls from 6.30 - 7.30pm and 10-14 year olds from 7.30 - 8.30pm, €2 per person thanks! New players welcome, no equipment needed! Phone Margaret Carroll (086) 8800526 for any queries.

Ardfert retreat centre

The Faith Prayed: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed. 15th Feb. 7.00pm to 8.30pm.Reflection Day with Bishop Brendan Comiskey: Sat. 18th Feb. (open to all) 10.00am-5.00pm and Sun. 19th Feb. 10.00am-5.00pm (for those in recovery, family & friends).Evening for All Eucharist Ministers within the Kerry Diocese by Bishop Emeritus Bill Murphy, Tues. 21st Feb. 7.00pm. Please contact: 066 713 4276

Doddle 4 Google

Sally O Mahony from Ardfert has been selected for the public voting stage of the 2017 Doodle 4 Google competition. Sally is a 5th year student at Mercy Mounthawk Secondary school, Tralee & is a student of Ann O Shea Daly. Her doodle can be viewed online on the google website from 7-21st February 2017, where an opportunity to vote for Sally will be available. All help in promoting this voting process is greatly appreciated. See site: & vote for Sally online this week.


Naomh Breandan Comhaltas will hold a fundraising clothes collection in aid of Fleadh Cheoil Chiarrai on Monday 13th February from 5-8pm at a collection point outside Ardfert Community Centre.

Community Games

Art competition for children from Ardfert and Kilmoyley will take place in Ardfert National School on Wednesday 7 February 3.15pm - 4.15pm. Please bring own colours. Futsal training for girls u13 and u15 continues in Ardfert Community Centre on Sunday evenings 6-7pm. Shin guards compulsory. Cost €2. The competition for this will take place on 18th February, venue to be confirmed. Draughts training is on Friday evenings in Ardfert Community Centre from 7-8pm. Please bring a draughts board. Cost €1.

Tag rugby training continues at Banna astro turf on Monday evenings from 7-8pm. This is for both boys & girls u11 and u14.Any questions regarding any of the above can be asked through our facebook page: ardfert kilmoyley community games.

Ardfert N.S.

Primary School Debating: The debating team are into the second round of the competition. The team will face Blennerville N.S. this Friday to decide who goes through to the next round. Best of luck to the team.

Open Night: There will be an open night at the school on Wednesday 15th February at 8.00pm to meet the teachers and see what our school has to offer your child. Enrolment forms are also available from the school.

Bingo: Due to popular demand our annual bingo afternoon takes place on Sunday 19th February at 2.00pm in the Ardfert Community Centre. There will be plenty of prizes and a jackpot of €200.



A Coffee Morning and Cake Sale in aid of the Heart Foundation will be held at the Parish Hall in Ballylongford on this Friday February 10th from 10 am to 12 noon.

Asdee Rovers

Asdee Rovers dropped 3 points on Sunday going dwn 2 1 to QPR in a tight game. The Asdee goalscorer was Cillian Beasley.

Asdee Rovers Lotto

Results Wednesday 25th January No Jackpot Winner numbers drawn are 6, 7, 8, 19, The three lucky dip winners each receiving €25 are Teresa Carmody Ahanagran Ballylongford , Martin McElligott Kilcolman Asdee and Ned Morkan Asdee. Next draw is on Wednesday 8th February at Jack J's Bar Asdee with a jackpot standing at €1250 tickets are on sale from your local agent at €2 each or three for €5.

Development association A meeting will take place in Asdee Community Centre on Tuesday 14th February at 8pm to establish a Development Association with the view to future projects to enhance our Community here in Asdee.

Active retired

Asdee Active Retired are inviting new members to come forward and join every Wednesday from 10.30am 12.30pm. Also volunteers are most welcome to come and get involved in helping out with the different activities taking place during this time.

News items

Anyone with news items are asked to submit them to 087 1330910, email


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