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Enjoying an afternoon at Lixnaw coursing field last Thursday as they look forward to their upcoming meeting were Stephen Edwards,Pat McCarthy with Sonny and Martin Galvin.Photo Moss Joe Browne.

Enjoying an afternoon at Lixnaw coursing field last Thursday as they look forward to their upcoming meeting were Stephen Edwards,Pat McCarthy with Sonny and Martin Galvin.Photo Moss Joe Browne.

Enjoying an afternoon at Lixnaw coursing field last Thursday as they look forward to their upcoming meeting were Stephen Edwards,Pat McCarthy with Sonny and Martin Galvin.Photo Moss Joe Browne.




Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Rose Ann O’Connell,, Lissanearla West, Abbeydorney and formerly Belmullet, Co. Mayo who passed away recently. RIP

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Abbeydorney Active Retired Group are meeting Wednesday, 24th November, 10.30am to 1.30pm, in the Abbeydorney Community Hall.

A meal will be served. Please contact the Community Hall and leave a message if you have any enquiries 066 7135831.New members are always welcome.


Cumann Sacair Abbeydorney recent results. Classic B 2 -- CS Abbeydorney 2 ( Michael Slattery x 2). Asdee Rovers 4 - CS Abbeydorney 2 (Ronan O’Donovan x 2).

Book Launch

A book on the history of Ardfert Creamery and Branches will be launched at Ballyroe Hotel on Friday the 3rd of December at 7.30pm. All are welcome


Abbeydorney Parish Hall and Community Projects Members Lotto. Results 9/11/2021; 1st Jackpot €10,000. Numbers Drawn: 03,04,08,28 No Winner; 2nd Jackpot €2,600 Numbers Drawn: 03,07,12,22 No Winner. Consolation Prizes; €25---- Fabion Conway, Derrevrin, Abbeydorney; €25 -- Pat Corridon, C/o Railway Bar, Lixnaw and €25-- Donogh O’Dowd, Ballysheen, Abbeydorney. Names Drawn For Mini Jackpot Draw; Phil O’Connor, Abbeydorney; Mary O’Hara, Ponneralee, Abbeydorney and Billy Twomey, Lixnaw.

Results 16/11/2021; 1st Jackpot €10,000. Numbers Drawn: 04,05,11,26 No Winner.2ndJackpot €2,700. Numbers Drawn: 06,11,16,24 No Winner.Consolation Prizes €25 -- Bill Maunsell, Abbeydorney; €25 -- Amy Martin, C/o BUDS and €25 -- Nora Alman, Listrim, Ardfert. Names Drawn For Mini Jackpot Draw; Eamon Mahony, Ballybroman,, Abbeydorney; Kieran Fealy, The Cloisters, Abbeydorney and Kathleen Weir, Killahan. Abbeydorney.

Next Lotto Jackpots: €10,000 and €2,800.Tickets €2 each or 3 for €5. One €2 ticket covers both Jackpot Draws.

Thank you for your continued support.

Pilates Classes

Katie’s Pilates Classes in Abbeydorney and Kilflynn. Please contact Katie on 086-3249057 for details.


Abbeydorney Development Company are recruiting for an Active Retired Facilitator and a Laundry Assistant. You need to be in receipt of an Irish Social Welfare payment for 12 months or more to be eligible for a CE Scheme. Training is provided. Please email your CV to or ring 0667135831or ask your DSP/INTREO/LES officer to forward your details.


The Christmas Special

Have a wonderful day at The Cottage Market, Christmas Special, Annascaul. Live music, Arts, crafts, homebakes, gifts, holly wreaths, door swags, Christmas centerpieces etc. Tea/coffees and don’t forget to come and visit Santa. Everything you need for the festive season.

Book your stall early Home Baked, Home Grown, Handcrafted stall holders text to ph.086 2663186


Congratulations to Bob Tate, Annasacaul with his two Labradors who took part in the Irish Kennel Club’s first Championship show since covid in Navan. Mac (Loughbrae Showtime) got best Labrador puppy dog and Lulu (Sudeo Somebody To Love) got Best Labrador Baby puppy.

Annascaul ICA Guild

Kerry ICA Federation has postponed the Winter Meeting on Sunday 21 November due to present pandemic restrictions.

Annascaul ICA postponed our AGM and weekly meetings until further notice. Everyone stay safe.

Tapas Night

Annascaul cafe is having a tapas night, music and art exhibition. Dec 4th 10am @ 7pm. Music: Riona O Madagain

Artist Exhibits: Artists Exhibition Weekend with Silke Michels, Margaret Kennedy, Rochelle Lucey, Lone Beiter, Una Ni She, Kathy Hurley, Catherine Pearson, Ciara Dorgan and Susan Hitchen.

In the kitchen: Chef Ines with 15+ years of experience in Mediterranean cusine.

Patatas bravas, Serrano ham and Manchego Spicy Calamari. Olives and Hummus. Black Pudding and Chorizo.

Inch Beach Park Run

Inch beach parkrun every Saturday 9.30am ! Just bring your barcode.

Annascaul lotto

There was no winner last week, next week’s jackpot is €11,200. Congratulations to the €40 winners and thanks to everyone who supports the Lotto. Tickets can be purchased in local shops and the Annascaul Post Office.

GAA/Coiste na nÓg

Our online shop at has been updated with new lines added.

Parish Masses

If you are considering returning to Mass, now is a good time. You are welcome to attend either the weekday Mass or weekend Mass as the Sunday obligation is still lifted. We give thanks to God that we can physically gather as a faith community once again. Please join us. It would be great to see you back.

Protective measures include: (1) You are asked to wear a face mask. (2) Come in good time.(3) We ask that you observe social distancing. (3) Hand sanitisation is advised. (4) You can place your offering for the offertory collection in the building fund boxes at the back of the churches as the passing of baskets is not permitted. Your cooperation is much appreciated.


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


Book launch

A new book on the history of Ardfert Creamery and branches by James O’Loughlin will be launched at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday the 3rd of December at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

St Brendan’s AC

The club is pleased to announce the inaugural Tom Kelly 8K Run on January 16th 2022 in Ardfert. The run will be in honour of club founding member Tom Kelly who passed away in 2020. Details will be announced shortly.

Awards Night: The St Brendan’s AC Awards Night for all members will be held on Friday, December 3rd in Ardfert Community Centre. It will be organised under Covid guidelines.

Training Schedule Monday: Ballyheigue Hall for sportshall athletics 6pm-7pm for U8/U9 and 7pm-8pm for U10/U11. Wednesday: strength and conditioning for U12-U18 in Ardfert Comm Centre 6.15pm-7.15pm. Fit4life group (adults) Monday: speed session in Ardfert and Wednesday: strength and conditioning in Ardfert 7.30pm-8.30pm.

Events: Well done to Margaret Carlin who came 2nd in the O50 category in the Gap of Dunloe Hardman Challenge on Sunday and David Butler who came 13th in the senior category. The Munster Masters cross country championships will be held in Clarecastle, Co Clare on this coming Sunday and St Brendan’s will be represented in a number of age categories. Entries are accepted up to Thursday evening. Also in action on Saturday in the Clonakilty Half Marathon will be Ursula Barrett, Marie Louise Sheehy and Margaret Carlin. Good luck to all.

Action in parkrun: Linda O’Sullivan was presented with her award for 50 parkruns and Jamie O’Sullivan became a member of the junior 10 club in parkrun. Aoife Aylward was awarded her Ultra Wristband for completing 50 junior parkruns. A variety of the club’s athletes were involved in parkrun in a number of locations over the weekend.

Club contact: Secretary Moira on 087 7985557 or email

Community Council

Progress on our perimeter walkway with lighting is well underway and the pathway should be fully completed within the next few weeks. Ardfert Community Council would like to acknowledge the financial assistance towards the cost of purchasing and installing the lighting as part of the Community Enhancement Programme from Kerry County Council and Department of Rural and Community Development. The lit walkway will be a fantastic free asset for the community as it will allow safe walking on an accessible surface well away from traffic.


Community Development Association

The Asdee Community Development Association would like to thank Kerry County Council for their continued support with their grant funding from the Community Enhancement Programme.

Thanks to this funding, we have been able to purchase a variety of tools and equipment for our work around the Village and the various Village in Bloom projects. This enables the Development to have our own equipment instead of relying on volunteers to bring their own, which is a huge help.

Kerry County Council have been a massive help to our Community with a number of initiatives in recent years and we want to acknowledge the difference their work, financial support and advice has made to the Village and surrounding areas.

Christmas Lights

Christmas lights switch on will take place on Sunday December 12th. Plans for our Live Crib are also under way.

To keep up with our plans log into and all our media outlets.


Christmas Market

The Christmas Market will take place this Saturday 27th November from 11am to 3pm.35 stalls of beautiful, local food, wood work, pottery, photography, crochet, cards and so much more to inspire you for Christmas.There will be Carol singing and music to suit the lovely atmosphere. More info through Ballybunion Community Market Facebook pageAt the same time, in the upstairs hall, Santa will be visiting. Bookings: or text 087 057 3384.

Christmas Lights Appeal

The Pandemic has impacted hugely on the Incomes of so many Individuals and Businesses in the town and we the Ballybunion Community Forum were totally dependent on their support but the Forum has now experienced a total collapse in funding. The cost of running the Tourist Office is €6,000 per annum. Our funding model is now broken, which makes our ability to provide for any events, near impossible, but we are going ahead with preparations for this Christmas Season, in particular providing for Christmas trees and Lights.

The local groups have joined forces again this year and hopefully with your help and support we can illuminate our beautiful town as in past years and complement the window displays of the various businesses.

In order to do this, we have no alternative but to once again run another Go Fund Me appeal specifically for the Christmas Lights. We are very grateful to the businesses and individuals who have supported us over the years and we are now appealing once more for your support. In particular, we ask the businesses who haven’t previously supported us, to consider giving a donation towards this worthwhile cause. Please donate what you can on the following link

Kind Regards and in anticipation, thanks to all, Donal Liston Chairman, Ballybunion Community Forum

Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s Grotto coming to Ballybunion Community Centre on Saturday 27th November, 11am - 3pm. Pre Booking is required contact 087-057 3384 or email €15 per child, €25 for two children, €35 for three children. All proceeds in aid of Tír na nÓg Childcare.

Christmas Party canceLled

It is with great regret we have to cancel The Annual Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party. This is due to the rising covid numbers. It is for everyone’s safety. We are so sorry, and we hope to arrange something for early in the New Year.

Christmas Fair

A Christmas Fair will be held in the Marine Hotel on Saturday December 4th in aid of the Kerry Parents and Friends. Lots of beautiful Christmas gifts that are made locally will be available for purchase from our very talented local artisans. A raffle will take place on the day and all proceeds will go to the Kerry Parents and Friends. So please support this worthy cause. Come and browse our selection of stalls, enjoy a coffee at the Marine and shop local for Christmas. From 11am until 4pm and admission is free.

St Joseph’s Secondary School

Unfortunately, due to ongoing Covid restrictions and rising case numbers we cannot hold our traditional open night again this year. Instead, we invite you all to watch and enjoy our short video about our school. All 6th class students and their parents/guardians are advised that we are currently accepting applications for enrolment. The closing date is Monday 29th of November. You will find our enrolment forms on our website or by pressing on this link or you can email the school

Kilconly National School

Kilconly National School is currently enrolling for Junior Infants 2022/23. Enrolment application forms are available from the school office Further information contact 068 27833.

Cashen Vale Boxing Club

Boxing Training every Wednesday at 6.30pm, every Friday at 7pm, and every Saturday at 12 noon, at the Irish Collage Sandhill Rd. New members welcome.