Local Notes 18-11-13

A TRANQUIL CHRISTMAS IN GLIN: Glin Development is delighted to announce that Phil Coulter, with special guest Geraldine Branagan, will perform at The Church of the Immaculate Conception on Friday 20 December.  Phil Coulter, the songwriter, composer, arranger, music producer, recording artist and storyteller.  A night to cherish as he performs his favourite memorable songs, for example “The Town I love so well, Scorn not his simplicity, seasonally appropriate tunes and lots more.  Tickets are now available in local shops or from any Glin Development Association member.  Enquiries: 0879944245.

DOG WASTE Peg in the library respectfully asks that all dog owners who walk their dogs or allow them to roam on the footpath to please ensure that they do not leave any “message” after them. The area in front of the library seems to be a favourite for the dogs and is becoming a danger as well as unsightly. Somebody will slip some day and hurt themselves apart from the disgust of carrying it on the shoes into the library or shops. Thank you.

GLIN RED CROSS CFR TRAINING: Glin Red Cross are holding another Cardiac First Responder course at the end of this month.  This is a follow on to the recent successful training course where another 10 people were trained in mid-August.  It is wonderful to see the great level of interest that the local people in Glin have in becoming trained in CFR and in being able to operate the many defibrillators that are stationed around the parish.  Please put the emergency number into your phone if you have not already done so.  The number is also printed in laminate form and is on view on the windows of our shops and business premises throughout the town.  The number is 0876230032.  If you are interested in being trained as a Cardiac First Responder please contact Marie Fitzgerald at 0868691821 and your name will be put forward.



GLIN BABY AND TODDLER GROUP:  Instead of Santa Christmas presents at playgroup this year, we have decided to donate our ‘present fund’ to the Philippine’s disaster.  So many children are affected by this disaster – No food, No water, No home and in some case’s NO parents.  With help from the Pilipino Community within Limerick City we are able to have items delivered directly to the Philippines.  We are asking individuals/business’  that may like to make a donation to call into the toddler group this Thursday morning (10am – 12noon) or contact the number below to arrange a suitable meeting time.  We are looking for none perishable items, summer clothing only (baby, toddler, teens, adults clothing, flip flops) nappies, bottles etc.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR: in Ceol Corbrai, Glin on Saturday 7 December 2013, same day as Old Fair, 11.00a.m.  Contact John on 0871237950.  Stalls fee E15.

I.C.A: will host the annual senior citizens Christmas Party on Sunday 1 December at 1pm.  Names please to Sheila at Wallaces, Mary at Hogans and Frances at McNamaras.

HARD TIMES 1: will be screened in the Classic Cinema, Listowel, on Friday 6 December at 8pm.  All proceeds donated to Aras Mhuire Nursing Home, Listowel.  Set in Kerry in the 1950’s.  A story about a servant girl looking for work.  A farmer takes her on and she sees hard times.  A local cast from Athea, Glin and Moyvane, plus 60 extras.  The film is 2 hours.  Your support would be appreciated.

GLIN LIBRARY: Pauline Sharp’s paintings are still on display in the library and attracting much attention and admiration.


MONEY SKILLS FOR LIFE: The National Consumer Agency (NCA) will be holding two ‘Money Skills for Life’ workshops in West Limerick on this Wednesday November 20.  Session one will take place at 11:30am in the Courtenay Lodge Hotel Newcastle West with a second session at 2pm in the Rathkeale House Hotel, Rathkeale. Topics include Sorting out your money; Saving and investing; Borrowing money and Dealing with debt.  These workshops are an hour long and are free, but places are limited.  If you wish to book a place please contact Dearbhla on 069 61316.  This initiative is supported by West Limerick Resources. 

QUIZ NIGHT: Quiz in aid of our friends in the Philippines, Friday 22 November at Magpie Bar at10 pm sharp.  Please support by organising a team or simply turn up.

CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations and well done to Tom Wall on the launch of his book “The boy from Glin Industrial School”.  The book is now on sale in all shops in Glin.

WHIST DRIVE: at Cloverfield every Tuesday night at 8pm.  New players welcome.  Results: Ladies Norma Mc Keon, Eileen Reidy.  Gents, Danny Enright, Teresa Lanigan.  Longest at table, Joan McKenna.  Lowest score, John Healy.  Raffle, Mary Barrett, Mary Fitzgerald, Patrick Fennell, Francis Walsh, John Healy

SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of Jack Connolly, Ballymuddagh, Glin and Mikey Egan, Cahara, Glin.  May they Rest in Peace.


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