Parish Newsletter

Glin Development Association: A presentation by local historian, Tom Donovan on the Easter Rising will be made in Conways at 8.00 p.m. on Thursday night next the 28th January.  The presentation will concentrate on the part played by local people from Glin in the rising of 1916 and the war of Independence.  Everybody is welcome to attend and it is hoped to commemorate the people involved as part of the National Celebration.

Glin Knights Charity Cyclists have now become the Glin Knights Cycling Club after the first meeting took place last Sunday evening in Barretts. The club now hopes to become stronger with new members invited to attend meetings and most importantly to take up cycling over the coming weeks. Cycles are organised to start every Sunday morning, meeting at Adams garage at 8:30 where advice and support will be provided by our seasoned cyclists. Nobody will be left on their own and all are welcome. Hope to see some new faces as each Sunday passes.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group every Thursday morning from 10am to 12 noon in Ceol Corbrai Hall. (Term time only) Refreshments provided for adults and children. €3 per family. Everyone welcome

Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh 2016 Fundraiser: Irish night – Seisuún at Conways Bar Glin on Friday 29th January at 9 pm. All welcome.

Introduction to Mediation & Mindfulness Classes: Running for 6 weeks (Beginners & Continuation). Starting week of January 18th in Cloverfield Day Care Centre.  Delivered by an experienced group facilitator who has been using mediation for over 35 years.  These are small groups so please phone to secure a place and for more information.  Telephone: Ali on 087 6452227

Glin Defibrillator Group: Another successful Defibrillator Training course took place in Conways Glin.  A big thank you to John and Christine Conway for allowing us to use their function room. Thank you also to Tommy Gray of the Irish Red Cross who assisted in the training.  It’s wonderful to see such commitment from the local community to train in the use of the Defibrillator and other lifesaving skills.  We will have the next training course in 6 to 8 weeks and anyone interested in training please contact Marie on 086 8691821 or Ann on 087 9186556.

Synod Sports Conference: Limerick is a city and county in love with and passionately interested in Sport.  One of our themes for the Synod is ‘Building Community’ and sporting organisations have much to teach us in this regard.  This one-day conference will be a mix of keynote speakers and workshops.

Keynote Address One: ‘Building Community – Lessons from the World of Sport’.  Michael “Mickey” Harte is the current and most successful Gaelic Football manager of the Tyrone senior inter-county team.  He has led Tyrone to three All-Ireland titles, four Ulster titles, one National League, and eight Dr. McKenna Cups to date.  Harte has been very forthcoming with his Christian views.

Keynote Address Two: ‘The Fellowship of Sport’. Gerard Hartmann is a native of Limerick City, who over the past twenty two years, has developed a reputation for treating many of the world’s elite sport stars.  Gerard has treated 61 Olympic medal winners, 47 World Champions including World Record holder.  He has worked with a record seven winners of the London Marathon including world record holders Paula Radcliffe and Khalid Khannouchi.  In this input Ger will elaborate on the concept that sport connects people and communities giving identity, purpose and unity.

Venue: Mary Immaculate College. Date: Wednesday 24th February. Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Synod Culture Event:

This evening of culture will incorporate elements of poetry, music, Gaeilge and local history marking the tercentenary of the birth of Tadhg Gaelach Ó Suilleabháin.

The poet Tadhg “Gaelach” O’Suilleabháin was born in Tournafulla in 1715. Most of his well-known poems were of a religious nature and he wrote these poems while he was living in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Tadhg also lived in East Cork for a while. From about 1760 on, his life changed and he became a pilgrim and it was at this time that Tadhg began to write his religious poems. He died in Waterford Cathedral in 1795 and after his death, the first edition of his poetry was published in Limerick. The evening will be hosted by Neilus de Róiste.
The key note address will be given by Salvador Ryan with poetry readings by Canon Micheál Liston and music by a variety of local musicians.
Iomainn á chanadh Gile mo Chroí do- chroí-se

Mo Ghrá-sa mo Dhia

Dr. Salvador Ryan is Professor of Ecclesiastical History in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth since 2008. Alongside Bishop Brendan Leahy he has co-edited two volumes of Treasures of Irish Christianity.

Date: Friday 29 January. Venue: Devon Inn Hotel Time: 7.30p.m.

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