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Around the Districts: Causeway to Kilflynn



St Brendan’s AC

Causeway runners, joggers and walkers are asked to note that the Tom Kelly 8K is being staged in Ardfert on this Sunday at 9.30am. The route is from the Cathedral via the Roundb Road, turning first right after Ardfert Quarry, turning right again at the Forge Cross and past Tom Kelly’s home in Tubrid and finishing at Ardfert NS. St Brendan’s AC thanks all the sponsors and their details can be seen on the club Facebook page. Training: Couch to 5k: Starting Monday 10th January at 7pm in Ardfert Recreation Centre (ARC). This group will meet twice a week to build up to completing Tralee parkrun on 12th March. To join the group become a member of St. Brendan’s athletics club and then training sessions are free.

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We will meet on Mondays 7pm in the ARC and on Wednesdays at 7.30pm in Mounthawk. Participants can complete a third session in their own time each week as a full programme will be provided so that everyone is ready to complete their 5k in March.

Juvenile training: As we have moved into 2022 all athletes move up an age category. Training for the coming month will continue outdoors only with U9-U11 (born 2012-2015) training on Banna Astro turf on Wednesdays 6-7pm and the U12+ training on the all-weather pitch in Ardfert on Mondays 7-8pm. Please ensure to renew your membership before attending training and the same rate of €2 per session applies.



No winner of the Duagh GAA jackpot of €6000 on 03/01/22. Numbers drawn 11,20,26,29

€50 Helen Casey, Cahir; €30 Pat Sheehy, Kilcara; €20 Donal Scanlon, Ard; €20 Susan & Matt Galvin, Duagh; €20 Priscilla O Donoghue, Pipers Hill.

Sellers prize Steve Watson.

Next week’s jackpot €6100 with draw on Monday night.

Thank you all for your continued support.

Church news

With the surge in numbers in recent times with the new variant of Omicron, we bring to your attention the latest Covid Update guidelines from the Diocese of Kerry on the Poster on the Church Door.

It is imperative that everybody wears a mask in respect to themselves and others.

Please adhere to all the protective measures so that we are all safe and protected. Thanks

Business Hub

Home from Home Business Hub is now in operation in Duagh Village. There is space for a few more who might wish to work locally. The hub is in the Presbytery.

Included are the following: Serviced office/workspace; Separate meeting rooms; Hi speed fibre broadband; In village childcare facilities nearby; Kitchen facilities; Car parking daily weekly monthly rate. For info pm or email

Preschool, after school, early starter and homework services are also available in the village at Duagh Childcare Centre. This hub is now in operation in the local presbytery but there are still some spaces available.


Parking penalties

The fines for parking on a footpath or a cycle lane are to double to eighty euros from the end of this month.A cycle white line can often be overlooked when parking in a hurry but can lead to an accident where cyclists have to swerve into traffic to avoid incorrectly parked cars.

Ballinagare Turbines

A decision is to be made next month by Kerry County Council regarding a planning application to erect seven wind turbines with a height of about one hundred and seventy metres and also supporting masts and a sub power station in the Ballinagare area North of Lixnaw.

Virus surge

The Omicron virus is reaching new levels of infection countrywide but the numbers according to our health experts should peak in a few weeks.In the meantime we have to do everything we can to avoid contracting this illness.

Finuge GAA

Don’t forget to enter our fantastic car raffle fundraiser! A Volkswagon Tiguan R-Line is being raffled, in conjunction with Divanes of Castleisland. Tickets are priced at €25 each and are available at multiple local outlets such as McCarthys Bar, Foleys & Stacks shops Lixnaw, The Filling Station Lixnaw, Railway Bar & Dew Drop bars Lixnaw and Brosnans Bar Listowel. More outlets will be added in the days and weeks ahead. The tickets are also available online through the website All help and support is most welcome!


St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn

Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church

Wednesday 12th January at 10.00 a.m.

Saturday 15th January at 6.00 p.m. Paddy, Ciss, Willie & Nora Brennan, Rae, Kilflynn.

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 Monday (7.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m.)

Kilflynn Eucharistic Adoration resumes Monday 10th January 7.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m.

Register for Mission 2022: Join the diocesan online Mission from Jan 16th 19th. Each day, you are invited to join in the Mission talk, Prayer, Mass, Reflection, Prayer Petition and Family Time. Speakers include Oisín McConville, Kate Liffey, Fr Sean McDonagh and Miriam Kerins Hussey. Register for the upcoming Mission, Moving Forward in Hope, on Kilflynn Altar Society for January: Caroline Lynch, Breda Handley

Sum Of Money Found on Abbeydorney Church steps, please contact the Parish Office.

3 Bucks Left postponed

On Saturday 15th January 2022, 3 Bucks Left, were due to bring their whirlwind live show to Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn!

Hardy Bucks legends Frenchtoast O’Toole, Cowboy Lavin, and the Heartbreak Kid, Mikey Salmon as they share hilarious stories of life in Castletown, on the road, and everywhere else! Support provided by award-winning stand-up comedian Terry Norman, The Show has now been POSTPONED until late February or early March 2022 because of the impact of the current restrictions All current tickets are valid, Sorry for any inconvenience.

MyLife GAA Every Step Counts Challenge

The Challenge starts Wednesday, 19th January to midnight on 23rd February. Any club that tracks 4,000km over the 5 weeks will be entered into a O’Neill’s prize draw. There is a €2,500, €1,500 and €,1000 voucher per province to be won. You can run, walk, or jog.

To take part simply. 1. Download the MyLife app from the App store or Google Play store (This is the same App used for the previous challenge). 2. Register your details. 3. Tap on the social tab on the MyLife app. 4. Select challenges. 5. Select Munster GAA. 6. Click Join & select Crotta 7. Final Step Go to the TRACK tab, Choose tracking devices/Apps and select which tracker you would like to use. Best of luck & happy walking

Crotta GAA results

Due to the current restrictions the Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Tuesday 4th January at Herbert’s Bar,Kilflynn at 7.00p.m

The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 3, 18,31 and 32. There was no winner of the 6,800 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Noreen Twomey, Gortcloghy, Kilflynn, Linda McMahon, Meadowlands Estate, Tralee and Danny Caffrey, Crotta, Kilflynn.

Next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Tuesday 11th January at 7.00p.m in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions for a €6,900 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 any club officer. Many thanks to all who contribute to our weekly Club Lotto. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. We would like to wish all our patrons a very Happy and a Healthy New Year.

St. Vincent De Paul

The local confidential number is 087 7086253.

Covid-19 support line for older people

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.