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Around the Districts: Kilgarvan to Rathmore


Kerry’s Fionan O’Sullivan with Niall Hurley, Cian Molloy, Tim Kelliher, Keelin Riley, Tommy Hayes, Gerard McCarthy of Kelliher’s Toyota Kerry. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Kerry’s Fionan O’Sullivan with Niall Hurley, Cian Molloy, Tim Kelliher, Keelin Riley, Tommy Hayes, Gerard McCarthy of Kelliher’s Toyota Kerry. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Kerry’s Fionan O’Sullivan with Niall Hurley, Cian Molloy, Tim Kelliher, Keelin Riley, Tommy Hayes, Gerard McCarthy of Kelliher’s Toyota Kerry. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin




Nora Roche (née O’Sullivan), Coolamber Drive, Rathcoole, Dublin, and formerly of Kilgarvan, passed away on Friday 5th November 2021. Nora is a sister of Michael O’Sullivan (G), Mangerton, Kilgarvan.

Nora’s Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday 9th of November 2021 at 11:00am in The Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Saggart, with burial afterward in Saggart Cemetery. To her family we extend our deepest sympathy.

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Church news

Religious services, and weddings can proceed without capacity limits. However, in order to maintain social distancing, we will continue with the measures we have currently in place. People attending religious services in our church must wear face masks, sanitise their hands, and maintain adequate social distancing.

Offertory Collection: Boxes at the entrance door. We appreciate your donations/envelopes which are necessary for the upkeep of our Parish.

November Masses: Each Wednesday night of November, Mass will be celebrated for all on our November Lists. Eucharistic Adoration will continue each Wednesday, going forward, commencing at 6.15pm, Rosary at 7pm followed by mass at 7.30pm

Bishops Mass from Knock: On Sunday the 14th November the Bishops of Ireland made a pilgrimage to Knock Shrine. At 3:00pm, the bishops concelebrated Mass for all those who have died in our country during the pandemic. Prayers of thanksgiving were offered for all those who so selflessly sacrificed so much since the onset of covid-19.

Tidy Towns Competition

The SuperValu TidyTowns competition has been running since 1958 and Ennis was judged to be Ireland’s Tidiest Town this year, 2021. The competition is open to all areas, big or small, urban or rural, and each are entered under their respective population categories.

These range from the smallest, Category A – Under 200, to the largest, Category H – 25,001 and over. Kilgarvan entered in Category A and was awarded 277 points. Kilgarvan has participated since 2012. The painting of the church by Community Employment Scheme workers was praised and it stated the new stone wall and old wrought iron railing looks well. The CES workers contribute significantly to the maintenance of landscaped areas in Kilgarvan, including the grounds of the church, the GAA grounds and the four cemeteries.

The Kilgarvan Tidy Towns Committee are ably assisted by Tus workers who help them with various projects. It remarked that it is good news to learn that Suíomh Álainn housing estate (previously a ghost estate) is completed and fully occupied. The painting of the Community Centre and Rockmount Day Care Centre was praised. The painting of a mural at Alice’s corner was complimented. The mural was designed and painted by Tara McCarthy and was made possible by a grant from Kerry County Council Community Support Fund.

The new Loop Walk in Top of Coom was opened in May 2021 and it is another opportunity to study flora and fauna. The Green Flag programme has been successful in Kilgarvan and the national school has earned five flags because of their activities in recycling and encouraging nature.


Accommodation to Rent

There is a huge shortage of accommodation for long-term lets. If you have a house or apartment to let long-term, please contact Councillor Michael Cahill at or on Mobile Number (086) 267 0768.

Gaelscoil Naomh Seamus, Douglas

Following a Notice of Motion by Councillor Michael Cahill, Deputy Mayor of Kerry County Council and Leas Cathaoirleach of Kenmare Municipal District, Kerry County Council have agreed to replace the regulatory signage and introduce a stop sign with associated lining at the junction adjacent to Gaelscoilcoil Naomh Séamas at Douglas, Killorglin. ‘This is a matter of extreme urgency as the signage is not clear from Gaelscoil Naomh Séamas, out to the main Douglas to Gurrane to Reen road and it is an accident waiting to happen’ stated Councillor Cahill at a recent Municipal District meeting.’There has been an increase in traffic to and from the Gaelscoil at Douglas in recent times and there is also a Pre-School operating from there. There is a major Health and Safety issue for all concerned here as there has been a number of near misses and I am only too delighted that Kerry County Council have responded so promptly’ said Councillor Cahill. ‘I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Príomhoide, Staff, children and parents involved with Gaelscoil Naomh Séamas and to wish them all well with this fabulous venture’ added the Fianna Fáil man

Friday Market

K.C.Y.M.S. Killorglin 10am - 1pm. Local crafts, bric-a-brac, clothes, books, knitting and crochet

Men’s Social Club

Killorglin Men’s Social club are looking for new members to join them, If you think you’d be interested in becoming a member for activities in our shed or our choir, which will be resuming practice soon after restrictions are lifted. Contact us via our shed in The Fair Field or email

Contributions welcome

If you have any notice for the Community that you would like to be included in the Killorglin section of the Kerryman, I would be delighted to receive your contributions. Just to confirm my e mail is (all lower case and no hyphen) and mobile number: 087 3304846)


Weekly lotto results

Numbers Drawn 5, 15, 18, 20€100: Brid Horgan, Dennehy’s Bothreen €50 x 2: Kathleen and Irene Wrenn, Lissivane. Noel Kennedy, Ballymalis. €25 x 2: Jerome Kennedy, Kilbonane. Jonathan Sparling, Lissivane. Next Sunday Jackpot €8,450.

If playing online please double check if you are in the draw. Yearly tickets by choosing the 52 draws on clubforce, or purchasing a yearly ticket(discounted) from a club officer. Last online play at 6pm, draw in Faha Court at 8.30pm. Last tickets for draw to be in for 8pmPlease support your club and community by playing weekly. Due to restrictions online play would be appreciated, however tickets are available from the usual outlets.

Please play online at or download the clubforce app and play from the comfort of your own home. Yearly tickets available from club officers. Discounts on multiples. We thank you for your support in the coming weeks and months. Tickets available for O’Sullivan, Beaufort Bridge, Listry Community Centre, Listry Gaa Grounds and Faha Court.

LGFA Munster Junior Championship

Congratulations to Phil Tangney and coaches, Listry players, Niamh Broderick, Lorraine Kennedy, Mairead Lehane, Ciara Tangney and MKL Gaels LGFA team on their win against Dromcollogher Broadford. Best of Luck in The Munster Junior Semi-Final on Sat 27th V Clare Champsions Clooney Quin at 8pm venue TBA

Listry Community Council

Thanks to everyone who collects litter regularly under the radar. It would be nice all areas in our community looking neat and tidy in the run up to Christmas. Bags are available from the Community Centre or from Tony 087 2563883. Full bags can be left in the Community Centre Car Park for collection.


Kerry Public Participation Network

Register your Community Group. Who Can Join? To qualify for membership of Kerry PPN your group/organisation must:- Be active in County Kerry; Have more than 5 members; Be non-party political; Be in existence for a minimum of 6 months; Are independent i.e. not a sub-committee or a subgroup of another Organisation; Operate on a not for profit basis.

To register your community group, please fill out the following form. All boxes and questions with a star MUST be completed. Elsewhere in contact details put None if you don’t have a Landline, Facebook Page or Website. Failure to do so can result in your application being rejected. If you have any enquiries about registering, you wish to obtain further information please contact our Development Officer Caroline Toal on 087 6891105 or Administrative Officer Eamon O’Keeffe on 066 7183680 0r




Congratulations to Michael O’Mahony, Kerry PPN, Strategic Policy Committee representative on his recent fundraising event. He was involved in a fundraiser for the Community Air Ambulance. Michael who is from Rathmore and PRO of East Kerry GAA Board walked the roads of Rathmore two to three miles a day to fulfil 60 miles goal in September, he however, totalled 136.72 miles. He raised €3120.00 and greatly appreciated all donations. He handed the fundraising cheque to Donie Lucey Of Community Air Ambulance.

Clothes bank

A clothes bank in aid of Sulcide Awareness in now lnstalled in the Creamery yard Rathmore All Clothes accepted No soild Rags Duvers or Rugs Anyone in need of support call Mary on 087-3162257 For Suicide Awareness

Share The Bucket

Gneeveguilla Community Development Council and Gneeveguillla Basketball Club congratules Timmy Joe Brosnan. Well done and thanks for supporting us! We had our weekly draw for our Share the Bucket on Friday evening /12/1121. Go to our Facebook page to find out how and where you can play.

REMEMBER if YOU are not in you can’t win a/

Draw takes place every Friday evening @ 8:30 pm on Facebook live

Christmas Llighting in Rathmore

Please spread the word. Mr. Liam Flynn from Millstreet outlined a proposal which would very much enhance our town over the Christmas period. Unfortunately the proposal would involve significant expenditure in year one but not quite as costly in year two and subsequent years. Year one brackets would cost €50, trees are €15 and lights €22, putting up and taking down €40. Initial cost of €120. For those who already have brackets, trees and lights can be supplied for €70. He has agreed to leave prices as last year. While we feel that it is not easy for people to find money for everything in these times we feel that this is a project worth recommending but it is up to people themselves. If you are interested please ring Liam on (087) 638 0053 or (029) 70 397, Rathmore Community Council Michael O’Mahony 0876676817


Rathmore GAA club wishes to express sincere sympathy to the relatives and friends of Fr. Michael O’Connor of Moulagow who was ordained in 1951 at All Hallows College. He played with Kerry in the 1950 Munster senior SF replay against Clare in Limerick. He was involved in Kerry’s successful junior football All Ireland campaign in 1949, but missed the final that year because he had returned to college. He worked in various parishes in the Diocese of Liverpool and continued to play football in Lancashire for a no. of years and also represented Lancashire in All Ireland Junior football.

Kerry Library

Kerry Library will host a number of free online events for children during December. Bedtime Stories: Authors Katie O’Donoghue and Roisin Meaney will do 4 live Bedtime Storytelling events each on select evenings at 7pm. Art: Lisa Fingleton will host a Wild Child creative nature and drawing workshop on Saturday 11th December at 11am. This is also a live event.


Pre-recorded beginner yoga and pilates classes for families will be available throughout the month of December on the Kerry Library website. Booking for the live events is available is via the following link:


if you would like to add to the notes please email Michael O’Mahony ( or ring or text 087--6676817. Before 6pm Thursday.