Parish Newsletter 15th/16th October 2016

Going for Gold Competition: There was great excitement in Glin last Tuesday night as Glin was named the overall winner of Limerick Going for Gold 2016.  Glin Development and Tidy Towns were a wild card entry in Tuesday night’s final which was held at the Strand Hotel, Limerick.  There was more than 140 entries in this year’s competition which began in June. Even with all the stiff competition, Glin came first with the top prize of €10,000!!   We would like to extend a huge thank you to the JP McManus Charitable Foundation and Limerick City and County Council for this very generous prize.  We would like to thank everybody in Glin who has contributed to our efforts to keep the town and the townlands clean and presentable, hence making Glin a beautiful place to live in. Great credit is due to local shopkeepers and residents of the town for their flower displays throughout the season and we wish to thank the many people throughout the parish who spent many hours collecting rubbish on the roadsides.  We look forward to getting ideas and suggestions on ways to use this much welcome windfall to enhance Glin even further, and hopefully more people will come on board with the Tidy Towns initiative. It would be great to see more young people becoming involved, each representing their own area, and bringing new and fresh challenges.  It is together that we will reap rewards, when every little will help a lot.  Please check out Glin Tidy Towns FB page and Glin.info for full listing of Going For Gold results.

Christmas Concert: Glin Development Association is happy to announce our date for the annual Christmas Concert in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Bagatelle will perform many of their hit songs, with John Sheahan of the Dubliners as special guest. The concert this year will be held on Friday 16th December.  Tickets priced at €25.00 and will be on sale shortly.  Buy early to avoid disappointment.

Congratulations: to John Barrett and Conor Sheahan for winning the Glin Derby with Bexhill River.

Stepdancing Classes: by Johnny Cronin in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall commencing on Tuesday 11th October at 4.00 p.m.

Flu Vaccination Clinic 2016: It’s that time of year again and the HSE strongly recommends that all those at risk should be vaccinated against the FLU.  This group includes all those over 65 years, pregnant women and anybody who suffers from diabetes, heart disease, asthma or any other long term illness.  The Clinic will be held in The Glin Clinic on Monday 10th October from 10 a.m. to 1p.m.  No appointments necessary and all staff will be on duty, therefore no delays envisaged.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: mums, dads, caregivers Glin Baby & Toddler Group runs every Thursday morning during school term time in Ceol Corbrai Hall from 10am til 12 noon. Only €3 per family. Refreshments provided. Lots of toys, ride-ons and a beautiful timber house with kitchen for all the children to use. Why not call in – it’s a lovely friendly environment that both adults and children enjoy.

Altar Servers Outing: will take place next Friday evening at 4.30 p.m. in Taste. We thank our Altar Servers for their dedication and commitment throughout the year.

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