Parish Notes

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:

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.

Public Meeting

Threat to Future of West Limerick Resources

Wednesday 7th

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 (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

collect donations)

• 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

• Follow us on Facebook

Kind regards,

Tom Madigan, Chairman Shay Riordan, Manager

West Limerick Resources Limited, St Marys Road, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick

Telephone: 069 62222


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