This weeks notes 17-6-13

GLIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Visit to Scattery Island, Sunday, 18 August 2013.  Meet at Glin Church Car Park at 10:30am and take Tarbert to Killimer ferry at 11am.  Maximise passenger numbers in cars for Tarbert ferry (Car E28 return) so car with five people less than E6 each.  Visit the Colleen Bawn monument and then her grave at Old Burrane Graveyard.  Proceed to Kilrush for coffee break before taking the ScatteryIsland ferry at 1pm.  After a short boat trip we will be met by our OPW guides Stephen and Margaret.  Return from Scattery at 4pm.  Please bring drinks and food for the three hours on Scattery as apart from toilets there are few facilities.  Wear strong walking shoes/boots and bring sun cream and rain coats to cover the Irish Summer.  Numbers on boat limited, so to reserve place book with Rosemary Daly (087) 6296439. E15 fee payable prior to trip (E7 under 16)

GLIN LIBRARY: There is a wonderful exhibition of Pencil Drawings by Gary Gould in Glin Library at present. Gary, originally from Jersey, lives in Glin and this is his first exhibition in the area. Please call to the library to see for yourself. The Scoil Naomh Mhuire project is still on display also so there is lots to admire.

BALLYGOUGLAN SCHOOL REUNION: Thank you to everyone for making the quiz night on Friday 14 June in O’Shaughnessys bar it was a very enjoyable evening.  We would also like to thank the organizers and those individuals and local business’ that kindly donated spot prizes.  Well done to the winning team: Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Donnacha Costello, John Wallace and Ger Lyons on a very impressive high score!  Visit for upto date information and photos from the night.

GLIN BABY AND TODDLER GROUP: We are now closed for the summer holidays and will re-open in September.  We would like to thank those that attend every week and also to our helpers that give up their spare time to help us every week.  We wish you all a safe and enjoyable summer.

GLIN FINE GAEL: The branch would like to thank everybody who contributed so generously to their recent church gate collection.

GRAVEYARD MAPPING: As part of the West Limerick Graveyard Mapping Project, trained volunteers will be conducting surveys in a number of graveyards across the West Limerick area for two weeks starting June 24 to July 6 with the support of Eachtra Archaeological Services.  The results of all surveys will be uploaded to the website where they can be accessed from anywhere in the world.  Those interested in getting involved in the initiative can find the full schedule on or contact Suzanne at West Limerick Resources on 069 79114 or

ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND RETRO-FITTING COURSE: West Limerick Resources is seeking expressions of interest from those interested in taking part in a four day course in Energy Management and Energy Retrofitting.  The course will provide learners with a grounding in the key elements that can improve the energy performance of existing buildings.  The course will provide a theory primer on heat loss, energy and power and will instruct participants how to appraise a site and propose possible remedial actions.  The course is free of charge and aimed at learners with a basic knowledge of buildings and building construction and is suitable for construction workers to architects, energy advisers and assessors.  Limited places available.  Contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or

PRO LIFE RALLY: A national pro-life rally will be held in Dublin on Saturday July 6.  This is the final opportunity for the people to demonstrate their opposition to the proposed abortion legislation before it is voted on in the Dail.  Your attendance will help to send a clear message to our government not to go ahead with this legislation in order to keep abortion out of Ireland.  If you are interested in travelling to this rally, will you please contact Caroline o’ Neill at (087)2887783 as soon as possible in order to make arrangements for buses.


RED CROSS: The Glin branch of the Red Cross are actively seeking new members as well as encouraging existing members to consider re-training in CFR (Cardiac First Response).  Members who joined up with then Glin Branch will be contacted on a gradual basis to encourage same.  This is an invaluable skill, as it involves treating members of our community who may suffer cardiac arrest.  As a Cardiac First Responder, when you answer a call for help, you can be confident that you have given that person the best possible chance of recovery.  You have provided the initial links in the chain of survival.


WHIST DRIVE RESULTS: Ladies Maureen Dillane, Maureen Enright.  Gents, Joan Lavers, Danny Enright, Ailish Mc Namara.  Longest at table, Joan mc Kennan.  Lowest score, Mary Costello.  Raffle Ailish mc Namara, Mary Hogan, Sibelius Corcoran, Francis Walsh, Kitty Kelly, Joan Livery, Julia Ryan, Patrick Fennell


GLIN COMMUNITY GAMES ATHLETICS FIELD DAY 2013: Glin Community Games held their annual athletics field day at the GAA field on Sunday 9 June.  In brilliant sunshine, on the banks of the majestic Shannon estuary a community came together to enjoy a day of healthy competitive sport and banter too. Our young people gave a thrilling display of effort in a sporting manner that was remarkable, which epitomised the motto of the Community Games – mens sana in corpore sano.  This was a truly community effort and thanks sincerely to everyone who helped to make this such a successful day.  Picnic food supplied by Ryan’s and I believe that this will be a feature in all future Glin Community Sports days.  The Limerick Golden Vale Community Games to be held in Mungret on Sat 22 and Sun 23 June.  There are a number of Glin participants so watch this space for results next week.  Congratulations to Grace McIntyre for achieving bronze in the U12 girls all-Ireland community games gymnastics and also to Adam Harbour for coming 7 th on his first effort at all-Ireland competition at U10 level also at gymnastics.  Well done to both possible future Olympians!

Results from the field day: GIRLS U/6 60m, 1. Orlaith leahy, 2. Kelya Normile, 3. Aideen McNamara, 4. Miriam O’Connor.

U/8 80m, 1. Amelie Ryan. U/10 100m, 1. Ella O’ Connor, 2. Orlaith McNamara, 3. Anna Daly, 4. Ella Foley, 5. Saoirse Leahy.

U/10 200m,1. Ella O’ Connor, 2. Orlaith McNamara, 3. Anna Daly.

U/12 100m, 1. Mai Fitzgerald, 2. Danielle McKenna, 3. Eva Ryan

U/12 200m, 1. Mai Fitzgerald, 2. Eva Ryan, 3. Danielle McKenna

Boys U/6 60m, 1. Daragh McSweeney, 2. Luke Normile

U/8 80m  1. Conor Fitzgerald, 2 Colm McNamara, 3. Ferghal Leahy

U/10 100m, 1. Jack Connolly, 2. Cain McSweeney, 3. Maurice Fitzgerald, 4. Martin McNamara, 5. Tadhg Daly

U/10 200m, 1. Jack Connolly, 2. Maurice Fitzgerald, 3. Cain McSweeney, 4. Martin McNamara, 5 Tadhg Daly

U12 100m, 1. Padraic O Connor, 2. Ciaran McNamara, 3. Kuba Nijinski

U12 200m, 1. Ciaran McNamara, 2. Padraic O Connor, 3. Kuba Nijinski, 4. Daragh Leahy

U/14 100m, 1. Karl O Sullivan, 2. John D Hikie

U/14 800m, 3. Karl O Sullivan, 4. John D Hikie  5. Fionn Henderson

U/16 1500M, 1.Darragh McKenna

U/6 Long Jump, 1. Orla Leahy, 2. Daragh McSweeney

U/8 Long Jump, 1. Colm McNamara, 2. Amelie Ryan, 3. Conor Fitzgerald

U/10 Long Jump Girls, 1. Ella O’ Connor, 2. Anna Daly, 3. Orla McNamara

U/10 Long Jump Boys, 1. Cain McSweeney, 2. Jack Foley

U/12 Long Jump Girls, 1. Eva Ryan, 2. Danielle McKenna, 3. Mai Fitzgerald

U/12 Long Jump Boys, 1 Padraig O Connor, 2 Ciaran McNamara, 3 Kuba Nijinski

U14 Long Jump Boys, 1 John D Hikie, 2 Daragh Leahy

U16 Long Jump, 1.Darragh McKenna



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