Weekly News July 1st 2014

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032
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Parish Donations: Sincere thanks for your donations to the Parish. The Parish can claim tax back (Tax Rebate) on donations which amount to €240 and over. I am now preparing letters to all who have qualified for the tax year 2013. Please read the notes included and fill in the CHY3 Cert if you wish to contribute. We have been doing this for a number of years and it has been a very successful source of income. This year it applies to both Self-Assessed and P.A.Y.E. alike and the rate is 31% (due to a change in the Budget of 2013). If you are paying Tax and you qualify for this scheme, Please return the completed Cert and the Receipt enclosed, to go with it so that I can make a claim to the Tax Office. With thanks, Fr. T. Crawford.
Blood Donor Clinic: In Ceol Corbrai Hall on Tuesday 1st July from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Blood donors are always needed. If you are not a blood donor already, please thing about coming along to our clinic on Tuesday evening. If you are already a donor or have given before, thank you, and if you can, come again. Bring a friend, we welcome all donors, new and old.
Glin Development: At a recent meeting of Glin Development Association, plans for the summer season were outlined. As part of the 5 year plan agreed with Limerick County Council, improvements at Glin Pier are continuing. The access road, parking and toilet facilities, tree planting, lawn maintenance, public lighting, seating and heritage walk development have all been completed over the past few years. The pontoon has been put in place for the summer and the lifeguards take up their duties on July 1st.
We have now agreed a plan with the Council to begin works on the N69 across from the Pier Road entrance where the Glin sign is situated. This area is quite unsightly at present and the proposed works should enhance the approach road into Glin. The erosion along the shoreline of the N69 has caused a temporary closure to part of the Knockaranna Walk. We have met with County Council engineers and they have agreed to address the problem over the next few months. We continue to develop the Town Park. The children playground is a favourite spot for the children and it is great to see tourists and locals enjoying the facilities in the park. Over the next few weeks Glin Development Association will be installing some outdoor adult equipment in the park to accommodate the adults and parents.
Tidy Towns: Glin Development are making a special effort this year for the Tidy Towns Competition and would appreciate it if the owners of any unoccupied houses in the town would have them tidied up.
Glin Pier: Our lifeguards are on duty from Tuesday 1st July for the season.
Glin Estuary Charity Swim: takes place on Sunday 20th July at 12noon. This year all funds go to West Limerick Early Intervention Services. All of you who are interested in taking part please register with Maria 087-2418562 as places are filling up and training is in progress
Glin Summer Festival If you wish to buy into the ownership of a pig (€10) for the live pig racing night on Saturday 8th August @ 8pm with a chance of doubling your money please see members of Glin Development, all local bars, Glin Grub or Marie FitzGerald, Rachel Murphy or Maire Henderson who are all selling pigs. Weekend Events: Friday -Children’s Entertainment with Giggles the clown, Saturday am Teddy Bears Picnic, followed by 6km Fun Run & Live Pig Racing. Sunday – Family Fun Day for all in GAA field – lots of new and exciting things happening this year. Everyone welcome.

Shane’s Three Peaks Challenge: The presentation to Pieta House from Shane’s “Three Peaks Challenge” will take place on the 19th July in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall, Glin at 8.30 p.m. commencing with Mass, followed by the presentation to the CEO of Pieta House, Joan Freeman, who will be attending with other members of Pieta, followed by light refreshments. All are very welcome to attend.
Glin Day Care Centre Open Days @ 12.30 p.m. for July/August: Thursday 24th July: the group attending are from Glin, Athea, Ballylongford and Moyvane. Music by Ger Conaghan. Thursday 7th August: the group attending are from Askeaton, Foynes, Shanagolden and Tarbert. Music by Ger Conaghan. Thursday 21st August: the group attending are from Glin, Athea, Ballylongford and Moyvane. Music by Stevie Donegan. For further information please contact 26033.
Glin Baby & Toddler Group is now closed for the summer and will reopen in September. Thank you to all the parents and children that have showed their support throughout the year. Wishing everyone a safe & enjoyable summer.
Glin Tennis Club is now open for membership. Recent refurbishment of the court, net and posts will ensure a more enjoyable environment for playing tennis this year. Membership available from Hogans Shop. Annual subscription Students €10, Adults €20, Family €40. Tourists are asked to make a donation only. We hope to organise children’s coaching during the summer holidays and more information on this will be posted later in July. We will commence our Monday evening fun American doubles for adult’s players again shortly. This was a great success last year and all levels of tennis players are very welcome. Further information contact Siobhán 087/2225179 or Seán 086/0232029.
St. Fergus’ N.S Parents Association will have their cake/coffee stall at the Family Fun Day in the GAA Field on Sunday 10th August. Donations of home baked goods welcome. All proceeds go to Glin N.S.
Coffee Morning: Glin Defibrillator Group will be hosting a coffee morning on Sunday July 6th at O’Shaughnessy’s Ivy House after mass. Please join us for a coffee, cake and a chat.
Training Course: The Defibrillator Group are running a training course in the use of the Defibrillator and CPR on Monday and Tuesday, July 7th and 8th from 7.30 – 10pm in Conways. Both nights need to be completed and the cost is E25. The course includes the following: how to assess a collapsed patient, activate the emergency services, perform CPR on an adult, child and infant, recognise the signs of choking and the appropriate techniques to clear the airway, recovery position, operate a defibrillator, recognise signs of a heart attack and how to complete a FAST assessment for a patient suspected of having a stroke. Learning to perform the skills outlined above is an interactive process that requires both knowledge and skill. Fully qualified instructors will facilitate you with the learning process. 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. If you are interested in training please contact Anne Horan on 087 9186556 or Marie Fitzgerald on 086 8691821.

Newsletter: Please note that next weekend will be the final newsletter for the summer. It will resume in September.

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