Parish Newsletter

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Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Tidy Towns Clean-up: Glin Development Association are organising a Clean-Up evening on Wednesday evening next 8th July at 7.30 p.m. as part of the national Tidy Towns competition for 2015.  Glin has also been shortlisted for the Limerick Going for Gold Community Challenge 2015 and judging by Limerick County council will take place over the summer months.  Limerick Going for Gold has a top prize of €10,000 with additional runner-up prizes as well.  We are hoping for a large group of volunteers on Wednesday evening to help with the clean-up.  All volunteers to meet at the Town Park at 7.30 p.m. for a 1 hour clean-up blitz and young and old are all welcome.

Pride of Place Community Work: It is great to see so many local residents taking the initiative and doing a clean-up outside their own houses and indeed along the street/road of their locality.  With a top prize of €10,000 by Limerick County Council, Going for Gold Community Challenge this year, we hope to see all members of the community making the effort to clean up their own area.  Glin has been going from strength to strength on the National Tidy Towns Competition and this year could prove to be even better if all members of the community would help to clean up their own area.

Glin Homes for the Elderly: Meals on Wheels:  Glin Homes for the Elderly Ltd are proposing to start a “Meals on Wheels” service in the locality.  Meals would be delivered to the homes of elderly citizens during the week.  This service would cover the parish of Glin and could include certain areas of the surrounding parishes of Loughill, Ballyhahill, Athea, Moyvane and Tarbert.  If you are aware of any elderly person in your locality who would like to avail of this service please contact Una, Glin Daycare Centre, Cloverfield, Glin, 068-26033.

Glin GAA Cul Camp: will take place from the 13th to 17th July.  Registration and payment can be made online on the GAA website: kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie or can be done on the day.  This year’s Cul Camp will be held at the Ballyhahill football pitch.  All children welcome.

Coffee Morning:  Glin Defibrillator Group will be hosting a coffee morning on Sunday 12th July after Mass in Conways.  We are looking forward to a lovely morning for a coffee and a chat  and your support will be greatly appreciated. Funds raised will go towards the purchase of batteries and shock pads for the defibrillators.

Comfort Keepers Home Care are now recruiting for Home Care Assistants in the Glin area. Please call 061 490760 for more information, apply online at www.comfortkeepers.ie/careers or post your CV to Comfort Keepers, Charlotte House, Charlotte Quay, Limerick”

Booking your Wedding Mass?…Laura Enright is taking dates for Wedding Mass Music, contact on 086-2537442 or 068 34438.  Laura wishes also to thank everyone for their good wishes and support in her Voice of Ireland journey, earlier this year.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group is now closed for the summer and will return in September. Have a safe and happy summer.

Training Course: The Defibrillator Group are running a training course in the use of the Defibrillator and CPR on Monday 13th and Monday 20th July  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.   

Swimming Classes & Water Safety: Two weeks of swimming and water safety classes in Glin this summer starting: Sunday July 5, Monday August 3.  Register on the day at 9am at the pier.  €30 per person.  Family rates available.  Contact Iosla 087 120 9965

Glin Comhaltas are looking for ‘preloved’ traditional musical instruments. Do you, or someone you know have any instrument that is no longer wanted or needed and are willing to donate to a good home…… Glin Comhaltas ?  If you can help in anyway with any instrument please contact Angela Culhane 086.367.3957 or John Healy 087.123.7950 – thank you.

Parish Newsletter: this is the final newsletter until September.  Many thanks.

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