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District News: Abbeydorney, Ardfert, Kilfynn and Kilmoyley


Tralee Parnells U7s after a fantastic match against Lixnaw

Tralee Parnells U7s after a fantastic match against Lixnaw

Tralee Parnells U7s after a fantastic match against Lixnaw




Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of the following who passed away recently: Melvin Thomas, Maiden Bradley, Warminster, UK; Ann Fitzell, Oakpark and formerly Farmer’s Bridge. RIP.

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Abbeydorney / Kilflynn Active Retired are having a break this week but will be back again on Wednesday, 15th June, from 10.30am to 1.30pm in the Abbeydorney Parish Community Hall where a meal will be served. Any enquiries please contact 066 7135831. New members most welcome.

St. Vincent De Paul

Abbeydorney / Kilflynn St. Vincent De Paul confidential number 087 7086253. St. Vincent de Paul Society clothes can be donated locally at the Disposal Facility at Abbeydorney GAA Complex or the Railway Bar Car Park, Lixnaw. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Abbeydorney Parish Hall and Community Projects Members Lotto. Results 31/05/2022.1st Jackpot €10,000. Numbers Drawn: 14,15,19,24 No Winner. 2nd Jackpot €5,400. Numbers Drawn: 04,11,18,21. No Winner. Consolation Prizes: €25 Oisin Maunsell, Abbeydorney; €25 Dan Healy, Abbeydorney. €25 Sarah Leen, Garrynagore.

Names drawn For Mini Jackpot Draw: Michael O’Connor, Tarbert; Claire O’Mahony, Rathkenny and Tony Flaherty, Baltovin. Next Lotto Jackpots: €10,000 and €5,500. Tickets €2 each or 3 for €5 One €2 ticket covers both Jackpot Draws.

St Brendan’s AC

The next big event is the county primary schools sports on this Wednesday evening in An Ríocht at 6pm. All St Brendan’s AC qualifiers are asked to attend.

CE Scheme

The following vacancies are currently available on the Abbeydorney CE Scheme: Active Retired Facilitator and Laundry Assistant.

Upcoming vacancies are: Environmental Workers and Laundry Assistants.You must be in receipt of an Irish Social Welfare payment for 12+ months and over 21 years to be eligible for the CE Scheme, email your CV to /telephone 066 7135831


Ardfert Historical Society

Ardfert Historical Society will host its next guided outdoor event this Thursday 9th June at 8pm. The venue is Ardfert Friary and all are welcome to attend this free talk which will last approx. one hour. Pedestrian access only to the Friary and please respect local residents privacy and property.


Old Cemetery Prayer Evening

We have a remembrance evening for all those buried in the old cemetery in Kilflynn village on Wednesday 8th June, at 8. 00p.m joining us will be Fr. Denis O’Mahoney and Rev Jim Stevens.

Please join us to recall and honour the memory of our families and neighbours and all that have gone before us, and those that may no longer have people to remember them.

This gathering will give everybody the opportunity, if they wish, to contribute to the upkeep of the cemetery. looking forward to seeing you, and others who may be interested in joining our prayer evening. There will be light refreshments afterwards in St Columba’s Centre. In the event of unsuitable weather conditions, the ceremony will be held indoors

Active Retired Group

Abbeydorney/Kilflynn Active Retired Group are having a break this week Wednesday 8th June, and will be back again on Wednesday, 15th June. Please contact the hall and leave a message if you have any enquiries on 066 7135831

Siamsa Tire

Siamsa Tíre are delighted to announce that auditions will take place from 16th to 18th June to attract the best of traditional young talent from the age 7-12 to the Folk Theatre. Contact Box Office on 066 7123055 for details and to arrange your appointment

Kilflynn Fairy Festival

On the 25th and 26th of June, join us in Kilflynn for the most magical Kilflynn Enchanted Fairy Festival.

Admission to this year’s festival is strictly by pre booked tickets only which can be purchased online through

it’s easy... just follow these simple steps: 1) In the search box of your phone or computer type in (then hit search). 2) Click onto the site. 3) when site opens Click on the search box and type Kilflynn or Kilflynn fairy Festival. 4) A picture of the Kilflynn Fairies will appear. 5) Tap on the picture and this will take you through to ticket sales for the weekend event. 6) Just follow the prompts on the page from here and make your purchase. 7) That’s it–come along to this magical weekend....

Remember to buy your tickets early as demand is high and numbers are limited. See our Facebook page for further information on the entertainment lined up for the weekend. We look forward to seeing you on the 25th & 26th June

St. Mary’s Church, Kilflynn

Mass Intention for the week in St. Mary’s Church:On Wednesday 8th June at 10.00 a.m., on Friday 10th June at 10.00 a.m., on Saturday 11st June at 6.00 p.m. Eddie McCrohan, Knocknacaska, 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. Webcam has been installed in Kilflynn Church–To watch Masses go to Abbeydorney Parish and click on ‘watch Mass’. Diocesan Kilflynn Eucharistic Adoration Monday (7.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m.) Kilflynn Blessed Candles €6 of pack of 6 available from Parish Office.

A Date for the Diary: Celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Fr. Denis O’Mahony’s Ordination on Friday 24th June. Concelebrated Mass with Bishop Ray Browne at 8.00 p.m. Refreshments afterwards in the Community Hall. All are welcome.

St. Vincent De Paul

Abbeydorney/Kilflynn St. Vincent De Paul confidential number 087 7086253. St. Vincent de Paul Society clothes can be donated locally at the Disposal Facility at Abbeydorney GAA Complex or the Railway Bar Car Park, Lixnaw. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Cemetery Masses

Kilfeighney cemetery mass will take place on Tuesday 28th June at 8.00p.m and mass will be celebrated in Kyrie Eleison, on Tuesday 5th July 8.00 p.m. and in St. Mary’s, Kilflynn, on Wednesday 6th July at 8.00 p.m. and in Killahan Cemetery, Wednesday 13th July at 8.00 p.m.

Crotta lotto results

The Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw was held on Monday 6th June at Herbert’s Bar, Kilflynn. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 5,15, 17 and 24. There was no winner of the 9,000 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw:

Martin Sweeney,C/o Gleasure’s, Tullig, Kilflynn, Kate and Danny Caffrey, Crotta, Kilflynn, Frank Quilter, Lixnaw.

The Next draw will take place in Parker’s Pub, Kilflynn on Monday 13th June at 10.00p.m for a €9,100 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.


Community Care Lotto

There was no winner of the €10,000 jackpot for the 30th of May 2022. The numbers drawn by JJ McElligott were 3,7,28,30. The €50 winner was Eilish O’Connell, Ballinorig and the two €30 winners were Joan Sheehy, Knockbrack and Elizabeth Flaherty, Baltovin.

Leaving and Junior Cert exams

Best wishes to all students doing their exams in the coming weeks.New arrivalCongratulations to Irene Horgan and TJ Goggon on the recent arrival of their baby boy Ned.

Graveyard Masses

Thursday 9th June 7.30 pm - Mass in Old Kilmoyley Graveyard.

Friday 15th July 7.00 pm - Blessing of Graves, Ardfert Church Grounds; 7.30 pm and Blessing of Graves Ardfert Cathedral; 8.00 pm Mass in the Abbey Cemetery.

Friday 29th July 7.30 pm Mass in Reilig Naomh Erc - Kilmoyley New Graveyard. This is also an ideal opportunity to tidy up family graves.


Sympathies are extended to the McElligott family, Ballinorig following the recent sudden passing of Eddie Joe McElligott. Eddie Joe was always very active in the community and was part of the original Community Care Centre committee in the 80’s and also the more recent committee that was responsible for the building of the Community Care Centre that we have today. He had a great love of playing cards and until recently would play in the Centre on Wednesday evenings.

Above all Eddie Joe was a proud Ballinorig and Kilmoyley man, he will be sadly missed. Requiem Mass for Eddie Joe took place at the Sacred Heart Church, Kilmoyley on Thursday with a number of groups participating in a guard of honour. Burial took place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Sincere Condolences to Maurice, Liam, Siobhán, Noreen, Darragh, Colm, Aoife, Niamh, Sam, Shauna, Ellie, Flynn, extended family and many friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.

Scoil Naomh Eirc, Kilmoyley

The whole school are very proud of our Cumann na mBunscol hurling team who performed so well in the division 2 final last Wednesday. A great effort by all involved but alas it was not to be our day. Congratulations to Killury National School - it was a very exciting match! A big thank you once again to Mrs. Crowe, Mr. Coffey, Ollie and Pádraig for looking after our team this year and to all of the other parents and staff members for their continued support. It was fantastic to see such a wonderful crowd in Abbeydorney yesterday to cheer on our finalists. We will look forward to next year and hopefully reach another final.

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes had their final hurling session on Friday with GDA coach Giles O’Grady. Giles has organised for our 2nd and 3rd classes to take part in a blitz this week against a number of local schools which is very exciting. Thank you to Giles for coming to the school every fortnight since last September and working with all of the classes. The children thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. On Wednesday, some of our 5th and 6th Class girls headed off to Abbeydorney to take part in a Cumann na mBunscol Camogie blitz.

The girls played two games, winning their first game but losing their second, unfortunately, after a fantastic performance. A big thank you to Mrs. Crowe and Gerald Carroll for looking after the team.

Silver circle - Week 2 Winners: 1st prize €50 Ciaran Sheehy (Ciaran’s card). 2nd prize €30 Saoirse Collins (Saoirse’s card). 3rd prize €20 Nora Diggin (Tadhg Diggin’s card). Thanks to everyone for the support of our fundraising draw.


The St Brendan’s AC Open Sports was a big success in ideal weather conditions on Sunday last in the ARC in Ardfert. North Cork AC won the best visiting club award. Thanks to all who made the day a success.

The next big event is the county primary schools sports on this Wednesday evening in An Ríocht at 6pm. All St Brendan’s AC qualifiers are asked to attend.

Upcoming events: Wed June 8: Co Primary Schools track and field, An Ríocht track

Sat/Sun June 11/12: Munster juvenile team and individual championships, Templemore

Sat/Sun June 18/19: Munster U14-U19 championships, Templemore

Sat July 30: Munster juvenile B championships

Sunday, July 31st : Banna 10K and 5K and sponsor will be announced shortly

Check social media for non-championship events locally. Contact: 087 7985557 or email