Parish Newsletter

9th/10th July 2016: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week:Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Marie Shine, Mary Hogan Sunday 11.00 a.m.: John Culhane, Sean Flanagan, Alice O Shaughnessy

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Michael Fennell Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Margaret Hogan Next week: Saturday Vigil: Ciara Shine Sunday 11.00 a.m. Eva Fitzgerald

Altar Servers This Week: Saturday:  Katelyn Corridan, Ceili Brambley, Ella Foley  Sunday: Jack Connolly, Clodagh Fitzgerald, Tadhg Daly

Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Darragh & Saoirse Leahy

Sunday:   Cian Hogan, Sean Fitzgerald, Danielle McKenna

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Tax Rebate on Donations to Glin Parish: Sincere thanks for all your donations to the Parish.  Parishioners who have donated a minimum of €250 or more for 2015 will receive a letter and receipt inviting you to fill in the relevant details on the Tax Form provided.  Please ensure that the form includes your tax number and your signature/name.  I would like you to return the signed form as soon as possible so that I can reclaim the tax rebate on your donation.  With thanks, Fr. T. Crawford.

Glin Cemetery Mass: Kilfergus on Tuesday 16th August at 7.00 p.m. and Kinard Wednesday 17th August at 7.00 p.m.

Glin Castle Open Day. On Sunday 7th of August Glin Castle and Gardens will be open to the public. Tours of the castle and gardens will take place every hour beginning at 1 o clock.  Refreshments will be served in the Castle between tours and proceeds will go towards repair works to the roof at St. Pauls Heritage Centre. Admission: €10.

Cloverfield Day Care Centre: The following are the new dates for our Open Days.  Both groups will be attending on the same day for the forthcoming months.  Foynes, Shanagolden, Askeaton and Loughill.  Athea, Glin, Moyvane, Ballylongford and Tarbert.  July 21st, August 18th, September 15th, October 13th and November 10th.  Lunch will be served at 12.30 p.m. and this will be followed by bingo and music.  New people are always welcome.  For further details contact Una or Stephanie at 068-26033.

Glin Estuary Swim Club:  The swim will be held on Saturday, July 16th.  All funds raised will be donated to St. Vincent’s Special School.

Glin Tidy Towns: Best of luck to Glin in the upcoming adjudication of the Tidy Towns competition.  Glin looks very good at present, a lot of houses and businesses freshly painted and lots of flower containers and hanging baskets on view. A big thanks to Willie Wall of Church Street who keeps the square and surrounding  streets immaculate. Lots of people have commented on how well the square looks, and it’s all due to the diligent effort of Willie. Thanks also to the kind benefactor who supplied the beautiful hanging baskets for the centre island in the square and the flower boxes in the Courthouse. They are beautiful and a real pleasure to the eye in such a focal point in the village. Please be mindful of litter and please pick up if you see any on your walks etc. It’s the combined efforts of everyone that will keep Glin looking clean and litter free.  As usual we meet every Saturday morning from 10 till midday, and on Wednesday evenings from 8 to 9 (weather permitting).   BEST OF LUCK TO GLIN. 

Glin Tidy Towns Lost Property: A white plastic tub filled with gardening implements,  including two hand rakes,  two garden secateurs,  a garden scissors etc was left behind in the vicinity of the Town Park/bottom of the town last Wednesday week just after 9pm.   Glin Tidy Towns were down in that area doing a clean-up. If anyone saw them or knows of their whereabouts,  can you please contact Marie on 086 8691821.

Glin Library: Please note that on the following dates the library will be closed for annual leave. Sorry for any inconvenience caused to readers: Friday July 8 to Friday July 15 inclusive.

Glin GAA: Thank you to all who supported our “Pub Quiz” nights.  Your support is greatly appreciated and we hope to resume again in the Autumn.

Glin Swimming & Lifesaving Lessons: The annual swimming lessons at Glin Pier will take place from week beginning 11th July and week beginning 8th August.  The Clare Swim takes place on Saturday 16th July. 

Glin Defibrillator Group.  A date for your diary!  The Defibrillator Group will host a coffee morning in Conway’s on Sunday 24th July at 11.30 am. Funds raised will go towards replacing batteries and pads for the AEDs.  We will also hold a practice session for trained members on Monday night the 25th July from 8 to 9.

Glin Tennis Club:  ANYONE FOR TENNIS!  Tennis will resume in Glin for the summer!!  Come along to the tennis court on Monday evenings for practice sessions.  It’s a great way to keep fit for all ages and gets you out in the fresh air. Membership is reasonably priced at e10 for the year and family rates are available. Membership fees go towards grass cutting, court upkeep, insurance, coaching fees, etc. Please contact Marie on 086 8691821 if you would like to “join the club”.  All levels of skill are welcome, it’s a fun way to spend a few hours!!

Dates to remember:

  • 11th July: Swimming & Lifesaving Lessons at the Pier.
  • 16th July: Annual Estuary Charity Swim to Clare
  • 16th July: Glin Knights Charity Cycle
  • 24th July: Glin Defibrillator Group Coffee Morning in Conways.
  • 7th August: Glin Castle & Garden Tour from 1.00 p.m.
  • 8th August: Swimming & Lifesaving Lessons at the Pier.
  • 16th August: Kilfergus Cemetery Mass at 7.00 p.m.
  • 17th August: Kinard Cemetery Mass at 7.00 p.m.
  • 10th September: Triathlon – Registration is open with Triathlon Ireland.
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