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Around the Districts: Glenflesk to Kilgarvan


Claudie Buckley, Mary O'Connor and Marie Buckley Killarney at the Vigil in Memory of Ashling Murphy outside Navé Coffee House, Killarney RaceCourse on Friday. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Claudie Buckley, Mary O'Connor and Marie Buckley Killarney at the Vigil in Memory of Ashling Murphy outside Navé Coffee House, Killarney RaceCourse on Friday. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Claudie Buckley, Mary O'Connor and Marie Buckley Killarney at the Vigil in Memory of Ashling Murphy outside Navé Coffee House, Killarney RaceCourse on Friday. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin



Glenflesk C.C.E.

Glenflesk CCÉ branch have exciting new plans for the coming year! The first initiative kicked off Tuesday night last- group music lessons.

This is open to musicians of all levels. Children and young adults playing together will be a fun, social event and will increase everyone’s musical Repetoire! The Comhaltas branch will be providing lots of opportunities for these groups to play at concerts, sessions etc.

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We welcome a Limerick primary and music teacher to the branch to teach these music classes. Cathal McHugh is an accomplished musician and is so excited to get started teaching these group lessons. These lessons take place every Tuesday night and musicians from Glenflesk and all surrounding areas are welcome! If you are interested in attending please call Paula Gleeson at 087-3879733 or email

McGrath Cup

Congratulations to Darragh Roche and Kerry reaching the final of the McGrath Cup Sigerson Cup Congratulations to Chris O Donoghue and MTU Cork on their win over UCC.

Corn UÍ Mhuirí

Congratulations to St. Brendans College players from Glenflesk on reaching the semi final of the Corn Uí Mhuirí last Saturday defeating Coláiste na Sceilge. Sem players: Killian O’Sullivan, Luke Crowley, Cian Lynch, John Kelliher, Jack O’Donoghue and Micheal Mullane.


No winner of Glenflesk Lotto which took place tonight 10/01/22 in Glenflesk Hall. Jackpot was €6,000. The numbers drawn were 1, 18, 22, 24, There was no winner. Consolation prizes of €50 each to: 1. Oliver Daly, Kilquane. 2. Corner Bar (Sellers’ Prize). 3. Mike O ‘ Donoghue’s Shop, Barradubh. 4. Noreen O’Brien and Kevin O’ Sullivan, Brewsterfield.

Next draw will take place in Glenflesk Hall on 24/01/22. Jackpot will be €6,000. Tickets can be bought from our ticket sellers, in O’Briens and O’Donoghues shops or online at:

Thank you to all who support our Lotto and to our sellers.

Ireland Lights Up

‘‘Ireland Lights Up’’ walking campaign returns in partnership with the GAA and Operation Transformation to ensure that ‘Ireland Lights Up’ by turning on their floodlights. Week 1 of Glenflesk GAA’s ‘Ireland Lights Up’; takes place tomorrow night Thursday 13th January in Glenflesk GAA between 6.00pm and 8.00pm. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a healthy walk in the safe, bright environs of our GAA Club. We are delighted to be one of the participating clubs and extend an invite to everyone in the parish and beyond, young and old, to join us on the night. Please note that due to the current restrictions in respect Covid-19 physical distance should be maintained throughout the walk.


Last Man Standing

The Keel GAA Last Man Standing competition will now begin on the weekend of January 21st. Please note change in deadline. We still have spaces available if anyone would like to take part for €10. You could be the winner of €500. You can buy your ticket via the Clubforce app or via the link on our social media. Email for the link. Money can also be left in one of the local businesses, with your name and number on the envelope. Please message 086 890 8768 or 087 649 7639 to secure your place. Anyone who enters will be added to a WhatsApp group to follow their progress. Please support.

Walking Track

A reminder that the lights will be on from 7-9pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for walkers/runners to get their steps and exercise done for the day. We will post updates across our social media with any changes to this schedule.

Every Step Counts Challenge

Keel GAA will be taking part in the Irish Life Every Step Counts Challenge which begins this Wednesday the 19th of January. This is part of our Healthy Club Initiative, and we hope you will all get involved. Over 25 people have signed up so far. Thank you! The club will need to walk or run 4,000km to be entered into the Munster draw for a chance to win a €2,500, €1,500 or €1,000 O’ Neills voucher. Download the My Life by Irish Life App onto your phone and select the challenge for Munster, choose Keel GAA as your club. We will post tips and tricks on our social media. Email if you have any queries. Please spread the word.

Club Lotto

Lotto Results for Monday the 10th of January. There was no winner of the jackpot of €4,650. Numbers drawn were: 2, 11, 14, 31. Lucky dip winners: €50 Moss and Theresa Foley Beaufort, €50 David Murphy. Thank you all for your support. Next week’s lotto jackpot will be €4,700. The draw will take place Monday the 17th. Lotto results will be posted on our social media and in the club notes the following week. You can purchase your tickets online now by logging onto the Clubforce app or via the following link on our social media. Hard copy tickets are available in usual outlets. All hard copy lotto tickets must be returned to Bensons by Sunday night. This will apply each week. If they are not returned by Sunday night, they cannot be entered into the draw on Monday night. This is a new requirement to facilitate the online lotto draw. All online tickets must be purchased by 6pm each Monday.

Kerry Clubs

Congratulations to Na Gaeil, Gneeveguilla and Clanmaurice Camogie on their success over the weekend. Commiserations to Austin Stacks on their loss to St Finbarrs.

Win a house with Kerry GAA

Support the Club, Support the County. Purchase a ticket for the Kerry GAA Win A House in Killarney promotional draw. Under ‘Nominate a Kerry Club’ please nominate ‘Keel GAA’. A special draw for clubs will take place which includes a cash prize in April in addition to other prizes over the coming months. Buy online: or hard copy tickets are also available. Please contact for more details or purchase your ticket in the Kerry GAA store, Killarney.



Sympathy is extended to the family of Peggy O’Callaghan, Cloonteens who died recently. May she rest in peace.

Rural Development AGM

At the recent AGM of Kilcummin Rural Development the following officers were elected: Chairperson - John Lenihan; Secretary - Margaret O’Sullivan; Treasurer - Adrian O’Keeffe, with the following elected to the Board: Phil Doolan, Sheila Casey, Siobhán McSweeney, Jerry Pigott.We wish them all the best of luck in their new roles.

Community Employment

Kilcummin Rural Development Ltd. are currently recruiting a Community Employment Supervisor. Requirements: A minimum of NFQ level 6 or higher in business/financial administration/HR/project management or similar. 3 years Supervision and people management experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, such as Word and Excel. Full driving licence and own transport required. Previous payroll and Revenue experience is an advantage.

An in depth Job Specification is available on request for those wishing to apply for the position. Please email: to request this. Applicants are requested to submit an up to date CV together with a photocopy of their education certification. A covering letter is also requested outlining applicants experience and skill set relevant to the position. Applicants should supply suitable character references and be prepared to complete a Garda vetting application form. Shortlisting may apply. Deadline for the applications is Friday January 28th, 2022. Email CVs to: Post to: CE Programme, c/o The Chairperson, Kilcummin Rural Development Scheme, Clashnagarrane, Kilcummin, Killarney, Co. Kerry.

Local Link Kerry

Local Link Kerry provide a bus service to Killarney each Friday. Collection is at Kilcummin Post Office at 10.15am. Further information available from 066 7147002 or www.locallinkkerry Bookings @ Office hours Monday to Friday 9am to 5 pm.

Coolick National School

Coolick National School is currently enrolling for September 2022. Please see our website or contact the school at for an enrolment application form.

Coolick Pre-School

Coolick Pre-school is now enrolling for September 2022. Morning Session 8.50 -11.50 (limited availability). For further information please contact Ciara Moynihan on 0871181993 or 066 9764549.

GAA and fitness centre membership

Memberships for the Senior and Juvenile parts of the club as well as the Fitness Centre can now be renewed or registered through the members Foireann accounts. Details on membership for Kilcummin LGFA will follow in due course. If you previously have a Foireann account just log in. (you don’t need to set up a new one). If you don’t have one already you can set up one by logging on to the following link, Login /Foireann. Select the membership tab and then the relevant package for each family member individually but parents must use their own accounts as U 18,s should not have a Foireann account. Any queries to John Purcell on 0876168449. Queries for Fitness centre membership to Willie Fleming 0857882288.

Ireland Lights Up

‘Ireland Lights Up’Kilcummin GAA club will open their walking track to the general public every Wednesday night from 7-9pm until March 2nd in conjunction with ‘Ireland Lights Up’and ‘Operation Transformation’. Why not avail of the opportunity to exercise in a traffic- free environment for the next six weeks and bring the family.

Mastergeeha F.C.

There was no winner of the Jackpot on Friday 14th January. The numbers drawn were 6,13,15,27. Consolation prizes of €50 each went to William Fleming, Kilcummin, Gareoid Moynihan, Rathanane, Carrie Dineen, c/o Klub Bar Kilcummin, Joan O’Leary, c/o John Lenihan. .Next draw will be on Friday 21st January 2022. Jackpot will be €8,000.



Nora Martin (née Harrington) of Southampton, England and Kenmare, passed away at the great age of 103 on Monday 20th December 2021. Nora was born in Cummeen, Kilgarvan and also went to school in Kilgarvan. Her family have a summer home in Ardtully, Kilgarvan. For many years of their Summer holiday activities included walking and fishing which they had a great interest in in particular during the salmon fishing season. Nora’s Requiem Mass was held on Tuesday 18th January 2022 at St. Edwards Catholic Church, Hampshire.

To her children Richard, Brenda, Graham, and extended family we express our deepest sympathy.

John Sean O’Sullivan, Upper Ballycasheen, Killarney, and late of Crossmount, Kilgarvan, passed away on the Friday the 24th of December 2021. John is the brother of Patie Sean O’Sullivan, Crossmount, Kilgarvan. John was a great community man moreover with his local GAA club, SPA, and he helped out from time to time with Kilgarvan GAA Club organising fundraising events such as 31 card drive. John’s Requiem Mass was held in St Mary’s Cathedral, on Wednesday 29th December 2021 with burial afterwards in Aghadoe Lawn Cemetery. To his wife Maureen, children Maria, Gerald, Angela, Patrick, brothers Patrick (Patie), Mick, sisters Mary, Helen, Theresa, Joan and extended family we express our deepest sympathy.

Maurice O’Sullivan, Glenview Court, Blessington, Co. Wicklow and late of Slaheny, Kilgarvan, passed away on Friday 7th January 2022. Maurice is the brother of Sean O’Sullivan, Lounihan, Kilgarvan. He was pre-deceased by son Noel and daughter Margaret. Funeral Mass for Maurice O’Sullivan was held on Monday the 10th of February 2022, at 11:00am, in the Church of Our Lady, Blessington, with burial afterwards in Burgage Cemetery. To his wife Helen, brother Sean, children David, Mary, Catherine, Paul and extended family we express our deepest sympathy.

Josephine Curran (née McCoy) of Sandymount, Dublin, passed away on Sunday the 9th January 2022. Josephine is the sister of Gerard (Jer) Matt Twomey, Morleys Bridge, Kilgarvan. Josephine(Joe) and her family holidayed in the locality. Josephine’s Funeral Mass was held on Friday the 14th January 2022 at 11:00 am at the Star of the Sea Church, Sandymount, followed by cremation at Mount Jerome, Harold’s Cross. To her husband Bob, children Ann and Louise, brother Gerard and extended family we express our deepest sympathy.


Public Health Guidelines for Churches: A face mask or covering must be worn by all those aged 9 or over visiting our church. Given the spread of the Omicron variant there is no exception to this guidance. People who may not be able to wear a face mask/covering for whatever reason can participate in the Mass online.

Offertory Collection: Boxes at entrance door. We appreciate your donations/envelopes which are necessary for the upkeep of our Parish. Eucharistic Adoration will resume on Wednesday 19th January commencing at 6:15pm, rosary at 7:00pm followed by mass at 7:30pm. Winter ready for Farms: Here are a few tips to be winter ready for Farms. Ensure farm is well lit, Get trained on how to use equipment correctly , Always carry a mobile phone, Plan your work, Supervise kids on farms, Look after your wellbeing, Ensure vehicles are serviced. Be and stay safe.

Kilgarvan GAA

Couch to 5k will be on every Tuesday and Thursday in the Kilgarvan GAA pitch from 7:00pm. Registration from 6:30pm.

Social membership is €40 for the year and track can be used all year round. Come along, meet people, get some exercise and fresh air. Walkers welcome too. Any queries contact secretary JoAnn Murphy 087 989 3133.