Parish Newsletter

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

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 Bridge Naming Ceremony: “THE SUN SHONE ON OUR PARADE” – Glin Development, Glin Historical Society and Glin Comhaltas would like to thank all those who attended the Commemorative Celebration in the Town Park in Glin on Easter Monday. It was a wonderful morning of celebration and entertainment and it was represented by people from near and far.  Thankfully it was a fine dry morning and the rain stayed away. We would like to thank everybody involved who contributed to making the morning such a success. We would especially like to thank the hard work of the ICA who put on a wonderful spread of sandwiches and baked goods at the Cloverfield Day Care Centre, which was enjoyed after the ceremony in the Town Park.   A huge crowd enjoyed the tea and the get together.  Hopefully everybody got to see the wonderful displays of 1916 exhibits from the Glin and Ballyguiltenane National Schools. Thanks also to Kearneys Bakery who kindly gave baked goods.  The morning was a huge success and it proves once again that Glin has a great community spirit which was evidenced by the crowds that turned up to celebrate this historic event.

1916-2016 Commemorative Poster: The Commemorative Poster which is a copy of the newly unveiled Interpretative board sold very well at the event.  It is a lovely keepsake of the Easter Rising Centenary from the Glin perspective. It features articles covering The Centenary Bridge, Constable James O ‘Brien, Irish Volunteer Eamonn T. Dore and Michael O’Connor who was an innocent casualty of the Rising.  These posters are available to order from the local shops in Glin or from any member of Glin Development.  The cost is E5 per poster.  A sample of the poster is available to view in the local shops. They can also be ordered through the Glin Festival Facebook page.

Glin Defibrillator Group: The next training will now be on Saturday 9th April.  It is a one day course, which will run from 10.30 to 4pm with a break for lunch.  It will take place in Conway’s function room at a cost of E25. For more information and to book the course please contact Marie Fitzgerald at 086 8691821 or Ann Horan on 087 9186556.

Fundraising for Dialysis Unit: Betty & John Browne wish to thank sincerely everyone who purchased cakes and jams at the Craft Fair in December.  Also all who gave generous cash donations.  €900 given to Dialysis Unit, of Regional Hospital.  And €600 to Dialysis Unit Dock Road.  Receipts for same on Church Notice Board.

The Parents Association of St. Fergus N.S would like to thank everyone that supported our recent coffee morning in Barrett’s Bar on Sunday 3rd April.  With your generosity and support we managed to raise €465 which will go towards the school’s 1916 celebrations held on March 15th. Once again many thanks to all parents involved and to John & Maureen Barrett for the use of their bar.
Glin Development Association: Meeting in Conways on Thursday night the 14th April at 8.30 p.m.

Irish Society for Autism: Thank you for so generously giving your support and time with our Church Gate Collection.  We are delighted to receive the sum of €607.75 from the Glin collection.  Your continued contribution to our Church gate collection is greatly appreciated.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group open every Thursday morning during term time. Located at Ceol Corbrai Hall, Glin, 10am – 12noon.  €3 per family, refreshments provided.

Team Limerick Clean-up. GLIN TIDY TOWNS.   Thanks to all the Volunteers who turned up on Good Friday morning to help clean up our highways and byways.  It’s great to see the pride people of Glin have in their community. We would like to thank  Team Limerick Clean-up for supplying numerous litter pickers, bags and gloves for the occasion. There are still some areas that need cleaning, so we will arrange a date in the coming weeks to have another blitz. Anyone interested in helping can contact Marie Fitzgerald or Eoghan Ryan.  We still have lots of gloves and bags and some litter pickers available. It would be great if this initiative could be continued.  Lots of bags were collected which shows that there is an amount of litter on our roads and hedgerows.  As Good Friday was a working day for a lot of the community, it would not have  been possible for some to attend the clean up.  Hopefully the next day out will be on a Saturday and those who would have liked to help but we’re not able, due to work commitments, will have the opportunity to do so.  Thank you all once again.

Glin Comhaltas: Fundraising for Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh 2016. Wallace’s Bar Glin, Saturday 16th April.  Tar isteach beidh Craic agus Ceol. 9.30 pm.  All welcome.

Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh: This year’s Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh takes place in Glin June Bank holiday weekend.  All Fleadh entries  must be in no later than Wednesday 20th April.

Contact Máire 0876413799. Angela 0863673957 or Clíona 0876679923 as soon as possible.

Food Drive in aid of Mid West Simon every Thursday morning for month of April ONLY. Mid West Simon support the homeless in many ways and one way is by providing donated food to the homeless and those less fortunate.   I’m sure we all have items within our own cupboards that are just sitting there and could really go a long way to those in need. So, please if you can, have a look in your cupboards or if you’re out shopping please pick up a little something that you would like to donate towards a great cause. All non-perishable foods & goods will go directly to Mid West Simon who are based in Limerick City.  Drop off location is Ceol Corbrai Community Hall, Glin on Thursday 7th, Thursday 14th, Thursday 21st & Thursday 28th April ONLY. Hours for drop off are 10 to 12 noon ONLYduring opening hours for Glin Baby & Toddler Group. Further details about Mid West Simon can be found on their web site or Facebook page Mid West Simon.   Examples of non perishable items wanted but not limited to are: Canned meats, Canned vegetables, Canned soup, Canned fruit, Cereal, Rice, Pasta, Sauces – packet / jars, toiletries: tooth paste, nappies & wipes, toilet paper, shower gel etc.

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