Deaths: Sympathy is extended to the families of Mark Fleming, Corbry Estate; Anne Fitzgerald, East Mall
and Mai Ellis formerly of Church Street. May they rest in peace.
Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032
Local news & information: look up: http://www.glin.info
First Holy Communion: Congratulations to the children of our two primary schools who received their First
Holy Communion today.
Glin Bord na n-Óg: would like to thank all the people who so generously supported our recent Church Gate
Collection. Your contribution to assist the club is very much appreciated.
Glin Red Cross: The Glin Branch of the Red Cross are running a training course on the use of the
Defibrillator. It will run in May, date to be confirmed. Anyone interested in training please contact Marie
Fitzgerald at 0868691821 or Anne Horan at 0879216556.
St. Fergus’ National School Parents Council: would like to thank all those who supported their recent
Coffee Morning. Mile Buiochas.
Ballyguiltenane National School: Enrolment Forms for the new school year 2014/2015 are now available
from the school, telephone 068-34545.
St. Fergus’ National School: 2014/2015 Enrolment Forms are now available from the school, telephone 068-
Keep Fit Classes: with Colm Hassett continue in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall on Monday mornings from
10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and Wednesday evenings from 8.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. For further details telephone:
Tidy Glin Up: Plastic bags have been left with Peg at Glin Library which people from various townlands
affected by roadside litter can fill and return to courthouse for disposal. With the evenings getting longer
maybe some neighbours can take a roadside walk and chat while collecting up some litter.
“Three Peak Challenge”: On October 15th last year, tragedy struck Glin with the unfortunate passing
of Shane Fitzgerald. Before his death, Shane had kayaked 55km of the Shannon to raise money for Pieta
House. He planned to continue raising both money and awareness for Pieta House this year by competing in
the Irish “Three Peaks Challenge” but unfortunately, tragedy intervened. However, in memoryof Shane, his
family and friends decided to proceed with the three peaks challenge of climbing the highest peak in each of
Connacht, Leinster and Munster within 24 hours. It is a testament to Shane’s enduring popularity that at 2pm
last Saturday over 60 people, comprising of friends, family and teammates, departed Glin for the first of these
peaks – Croagh Patrick in Co. Mayo. Inclement weather conditions couldn’t dampen the spirits as we began
our ascent and once completed, we proceeded to the highest point in Leinster – Lugnaquilla in Co. Wicklow.
We returned from this mountain with some sore limbs and battered bodies but knew that the end was in
sight. All that stood in our way was the highest point in Ireland – Carrauntuohill in Co. Kerry. At this point
no one was willing to give up and we were joined in Killarney by more eager competitors for one final push.
Spectacular views greeted everyone at the top which was a nice reward for nearly 24 hours hard work. Glin
GAA would like to thank everyone who donated to this very worthy cause and congratulate everyone who
took part in the event in memory of Shane. So much credit must go to Shane’s family for the organisation
of this event and it is a fantastic achievement on their part that it was such a success. An event as physically
demanding as this was a fitting tribute to a man known for his toughness and determination on the football
Glin Baby and Toddler Group: would like to congratulate room leader Lisa and her husband Conor
Henderson on the safe arrival of their baby son. We are open every Thursday in Ceol Corbrai Hall from 10am
til 12noon. Refreshments provided for children and adults. €3 per family, all welcome.
Trócaire Boxes: Please return your Trócaire Boxes as soon as possible.
Confirmation: The children of the parish will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Tuesday the 13th
May at 1.00 p.m.
Threat to Future of West Limerick Resources
Courtenay Lodge Hotel, Newcastle West
May 2014 @ 8pm
The future of your local development company, West Limerick Resources, and the supports we
provide is under threat.
A public meeting will be held on Wednesday May 7th
Newcastle West, to outline the proposed changes to the local development sector and how these
changes will impact on this organisation, your community and you.
Under proposals for local government reform West Limerick Resources two core funding
programmes- The Local & Community Development Programme and the Rural Development
(LEADER) Programme will now come under the control of a new body, Local and Community
Development Committee to be established by the local authority.
West Limerick Resources believes these changes will have far reaching consequences for the company
and the range of economic, community and social supports we deliver including threatening the future
delivery of our other programmes including the Rural Social Scheme, TUS and Jobs Club.
We urge you to attend our meeting on May 7th
opportunity to have your voice heard on the issue. To show you support we are asking you to:
to learn the full details of these changes and have the
• Please sign a national on-line petition in support of local development companies
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/support-local-development-companies (Please note that when
signing the petition a ‘donation box’ may appear – just click the ‘x’ on the donation box and
your signature will still be counted – this appears as the petition is a free service so they try to
• Raise your concerns about this issue with local election candidates, requesting that West
Limerick Resources continue to receive the funding to act as the local development company
for this area
• Keep up-dated on developments through local media and our website http://www.wlr.ie
• Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WestLimerickResources
Tom Madigan, Chairman Shay Riordan, Manager
West Limerick Resources Limited, St Marys Road, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick
Telephone: 069 62222