Parish Newsletter

Sacrament of Penance: Confessions will be held in Newcastle West Church on Saturday 19th March from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Parish Pastoral Council:  meeting will be held on Friday next the 18th March at 8.00 p.m. in the Parish House.

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.

Tony O Connell: Those of us who were fortunate enough to attend  the concert at St John’s Arts centre, Listowel on Thursday last, were enthralled and mesmerised ,listening to the music of Tony O’CONNELL on concertinas, Brid Harper on fiddle and Cyril O Donoghue on mandola and vocals. Tony’s parents, Paddy and Kitty and family, the ,local community and indeed all of West Limerick and beyond  ought to feel very proud of such a gifted and world renowned son of Glin, that is Tony OConnell. Just like Tony, Donegal fiddler Brid, now based in Dungannon, won All Ireland titles from the age of 12 up to Senior and have had several acclaimed CD’s  released down the years. Tony’s latest, ‘Rooska  Hill”, recorded with Athea flute player Eamon Rio, is a must for all lovers  of traditional music, in its purist form. Those who missed last night’s gig may catch up with them in Ennis this Sunday.  Meanwhile, let’s hope that this magical trio are in our midst again soon.

Best of luck to Anna & Maura Shine who play in the all-Ireland final of the U 14 National cup with A.K. united. They will play Shelbourne  in Whitehall Dublin on Saturday 19th March at 3 pm.

Glin library will be closed on Tuesday and Thursday (St Patrick’s Day) this coming week. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. New opening hours apply so for this week it will be: Tuesday: closed

Wednesday: 10 to 1 and 6 to 8.  Thursday: Closed  Friday: 10 to 1 and 2 to 5.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group will close for the Easter Holidays and reopen on Thursday 7th April from 10am.  We would like to wish everyone a very happy St. Patricks Day and an enjoyable Easter.

Glin Development Association: Next meeting regarding the commemoration ceremony will be held at Conways on Tuesday night next the 15th March at 8.30 p.m.

Glin Comhaltas: Fundraising for Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh 2016.  Singers’ night: Barrett’s pub Glin on Wednesday 16th March (St. Patricks Eve) at 9.00 p.m.  Everyone welcome.

St. Fergus N.S Parents Association will host a Coffee Morning in Barrett’s Bar on Sunday April 3rd after 11am mass.  As part of the 1916 Commemoration Celebrations St. Fergus N.S are hosting a wonderful afternoon for the children and their parents on March 15th.  Our coffee morning proceeds will go towards the events planned for this afternoon.  Thanking you in advance and for your continued support.

1916-2016 Easter Rising Centenary ‘The Glin Connection’  On Easter Monday, the 28th of March 2016, the community of Glin will commemorate the 1916 Rising in the Town Park. The Centenary celebrations are of particular significance to the people of Glin, as two local men, James OBrien and Eamonn Dore were involved in the 1916 Rising in Dublin during Easter Week. Constable James OBrien Kilfergus, Glin was the first person killed in the Rising, while Irish Volunteer Eamonn Dore from Main St. Glin, fought alongside many of the rebel leaders in the GPO during Easter Week 1916.  The Irish Government has announced a commemoration programme with the emphasis on remembrance and reconciliation. In commemorating the 1916 Rising it is important to respect all past differences. The footbridge in the Town Park, which spans the Glencorbry River, will be officially named The Centenary Bridge and will stand as a symbol of reconciliation and  remembrance and will  honour all the men, women and children who were involved in the 1916 Rising.  An Interpretive Board will outline details of the Rising and plaques will be unveiled to honour the two Glin men, James OBrien and Eamonn Dore, who were from the same parish, but happened to be on opposing sides in the struggle for Irish freedom.

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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