Parish Newsletter

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

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.

Glin Day Care Centre Future Open Days:  The dates for the Askeaton, Foynes, Shanagolden and Tarbert Groups are: 14th April, 12th May and 9th June at 12.30 p.m.  the dates for glin, Athea, Moyvane and Ballylongford Groups are: 21st April, 19th May and 16th June at 12.30 p.m.For further information please contact the office on 068 26033.

Glin GAA Bord na nOg registration will be held at the clubhouse on this Sunday March 6th after mass from 12 to 1pm. All underage players u6 to u16 are encouraged to register at this time to ensure completion of registration before training and games begin. All newcomers are welcome.

Glin Comhaltas: Coffee morning at O’Shaughnessy’s, Glin, Sunday 6 March after 11am Mass.  Fundraising for Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh 2016.  All young musicians form Glin Comhaltas, beginners class aged 6 years and up will partake in this morning of entertainment.  Come along for some Craic agus Ceol.  Singers’ night: Barret’s pub Glin on Wednesday 16th March (St. Patricks Eve) at 9.00 p.m.  Everyone welcome.

1916 Commemoration: In early 2016 the Irish Government announced an Easter Rising commemoration programme with the emphasis on remembrance and reconciliation. The people of  Glin have decided to commemorate two local men, Constable James OBrien of Ballybeg, Glin, a member of the Dublin Metropolitan Police Force and Eamonn Dore of Main Street, Glin, a member of the Irish Volunteers, who were involved on opposite sides of the conflict. As we commemorate the 1916 Rising, we need to respect all past differences and although these men served on different sides of the political divide, as fellow parishioners, we feel that it is important that they both be equally honoured and remembered. 

Glin Development recently erected a footbridge in the Town Park. This bridge spans the Glencorbry River and is part of the Knockaranna Walk Heritage Trails. Our  intention is to name the bridge ‘the Centenary Bridge’ in honour of the men and women who were involved in the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence. The plaques on the parapets of the bridge will acknowledge James OBrien, the first person killed during Easter Week 1916 and Eamonn Dore, an Irish Volunteer who fought in the GPO with the leaders of the Rising. The Centenary Bridge will symbolise the ‘connection’ between these two men, both from the same parish, but happened to be on opposing sides.

Glin Development Association: Next meeting regarding the commemoration ceremony will be held at Conways on Thursday night next the 10th March at 8.30 p.m.

Glin Library:  New Hours for Glin library, starting on the week of Tuesday March 15th. Monday: Closed
Tuesday 10 to 1pm & 2 to 5pm.  Wednesday 10 to 1 pm and 6 to 8pm.  Thursday 11 to 2 pm
Friday 10 to 1 pm & 2 to 5pmAs you can see there is only one late night on Wednesday instead of Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please take note. Thank you.​

Church Gate Collection: Thank you to all who supported the Church Gate Collection for Ballyguiltenane National School funds.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

ICA Meeting: at Cloverfield Centre on Friday next the 11th March at 7.30 p.m.  Whist Drive every Tuesday night at Cloverfield Centre starting at 8.30 p.m.  Everyone welcome.

Day Retreat: the annual day retreat to the Retreat Centre Ardfert is on Sunday 13th March.  Anybody wishing to attend the retreat, please give the names to Sheila Culhane.

Ballyguiltenane National School: applications are now invited for enrolment for the school year 2016/2017 at Ballguiltenane National School.  Forms are available from the school office and Margaret’s Pre-School.

St. Fergus’ National School Enrolment:  Enrolment forms for the school year 2016/2017 are now available from the school office and from Margaret’s Pre-School.

Fleadh Cheoil Luimní: A coffee morning to raise funds for this year’s Fleadh will be held in O’Shaughnessys on Sunday 6th March after 11.00 a.m. Mass.  Please support.

Fashion Show: Abha Bhan parish park Loughill/Ballyhahill presents a Spring /summer fashion show on Friday 11th March at Ceol Corbrai community hall Glin.  The evening will start at 7pm with a cheese and wine reception with food tastings from local producers.  The reception will also include display stand and gifts for all attending on the night. The fashion show will show case from local boutiques and designers.   At the interval, light refreshments will be served, fabulous prize for best dressed lady on the night and a raffle will take place.  Tickets are €15 and are now on sale from committee members, Paddy Hogan, Paddy O Rourke and Brides Boutique or 0877539926.

The Defibrillator Group: are running another Defibrillator training course on Saturday 2nd April. The course will run from 10.30 to 4.30 with a break for lunch.  It will be on in Conways Glin in the function room. The cost for same is still held at the reduced rate of €25 (it’s normally €50). If you pass you will receive a certificate from the Red Cross which will certify you for 2 years (at which time you will need retraining). If you would like to be trained in CPR and the use of the Defibrillator, and other important life saving skills, please contact Marie on 086 8691821 or Ann on 087 9186556. Places will be limited as we have two certified trainers and the emphasis is on quality training.

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