Parish Newsletter

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Church Gate Collection: Many thanks to all who supported St. Fergus’ National School Church Gate Collection last weekend.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Art Exhibition in St. Fergus’ N.S.  Halla on Wednesday 30th November at 7.30pm.  Local artists have kindly donated a piece of art to be sold on the night.  This will be a wonderful evening for adults with both the school and buyers benefiting from the sale of works. Light refreshments will be available on the night. Thank you to the artists who have already contributed to the exhibition.

St. Fergus N.S 2017 Calendar: is now available to purchase from the school for €10.  This year’s calendar shows snap shots of the daily life within the school. There are 80 photos in the 12 pages, showing every child at least once. The fun and learning of daily activities are beautifully shown through the pictures.

Mental Health & Wellbeing: Thank you to all the parents that attended the talk held by Steve Goode last Tuesday in St Fergus NS.

Important message for all the boys & girls: The Santa post box is due to arrive at Tarbert & Glin Post Office on Friday December 2nd, be sure to post early, including your full name and address on the outside of the envelope. Santa is getting his sleigh ready for the long journey to Ireland on Christmas Eve but will try to reply to as many letters as possible.

GLIN GOING FOR GOLD in GLIN LIBRARY – The prize trophy is on display at present in Glin Library. We have placed a suggestion box at this location for anybody from Glin who would like to make suggestions as to what projects the prize fund monies could be used towards. Some suggestions to date include repairing of the park lighting system, which has previously been vandalised. Improvement in the appearance of the approach roads to Glin, painting of some of the unoccupied houses in the village, more flower displays etc. All suggestions must be in by the end of December, as work by the Tidy Towns Committee and members will commence in the New Year. Thank you.

The Infant Nativity: will take place for the children from junior and senior classes on the afternoon of Thursday 15th December at 1.00pm in St Fergus’ NS school halla. The children & teachers have worked very hard to showcase the events surrounding the birth of Jesus through storytelling, drama and singing – this is an afternoon not too be missed.

Christmas Carol Service:  Please join the children from 1st – 6th class for an evening of Christmas Carols in Glin Church at 7.00pm on Thursday 15th December. This is a sure-fire way to sprinkle some holiday spirit into the season.

Glin Post Office: Support your local post office by paying your local property tax (LPT) at the post office.  Bring your bill or PPS number and pay in full, weekly or monthly.

Glin Church Christmas Concert 2016: The annual Glin Church Christmas Concert will be held this year on Friday, December 16th. Bagatelle will share the stage with John Sheahan of the Dubliners and there will be a great mix of folk, traditional and seasonal music and song to suit all tastes.   It is a great honour to welcome John Sheahan of the Dubliners to Glin. John’s father was born in Glin and moved to Dublin as a member of an Garda Siochana. Many of his relations, friends and fans are looking forward to welcoming  the last surviving member of the Dubliners back to his home place. A member of The Dubliners for 48 years, John Sheahan joined the world famous group in 1964 and played with the group until 2012 when the Dubliners name was retired following the death of founding member Barney McKenna. John Sheahan has toured the world and played with many great artists including the Chieftains, Pogues, U2 and the Clancy Brothers. A renowned fiddle and mandolin player, John has composed many musical pieces including his chart topping hit, The Marino Waltz.  Bagatelle need no introduction. Their great hits and compositions including Summer in Dublin, Second Violin and the very popular emigration song, the Flight of the Earls were all charts topping hits in the nineties and their final tour should prove to be a very memorable and nostalgic occasion. Formed in Bray in 1978, they have shared stages with U2, Van Morrison, Bob Marley and Don McLean and this will be the last chance to hear Bagatelle live in concert.  Tickets only €25 and are available in local shops, from members of Glin Development or contact Siobhan at 087 9944245.

Christmas Craft Fair / Old Fair Day Glin: continues to follow tradition with the Old Fair Day being held on the 1st Saturday in December – this year its Saturday 3rd Dec. As with previous years, Ceol Corbrai Community Hall will be open and invites those wishing to purchase a table for €15 on the day to contact John Healy 087 123 7950. The Christmas Craft Fair will open its doors at 11am where you will be able to wonder around and make some beautiful Christmas purchases.

Santa’s Grotto: The Parents Association of St. Fergus NS will once again welcome Santa Claus to their Grotto from 11am to 1pm at the Christmas Craft Fair in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall on Saturday 3rd December – the same day as the annual Old Fair Day in Glin. This is a great opportunity for the children to meet Santa and deliver their wish list while helping to raise funds for the school. The cost to see Santa Claus which includes a photo and goodie bag for each child is as follows:  €6 for 1 child, €10 for 2 children and €15 for a family of 3 or more children. Over the last two years this event has grown and has proven a huge success amongst families that have visited. We look forward to seeing you.

Glin Defibrillator Group Church Gate Collection.The Church Gate Collection made E534.28. These funds will go towards batteries and replacement chest pads for our 10 Defibrillators located throughout the parish. Your continuous generosity is greatly appreciated. THANK YOU ALL.

GLIN DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING:There are presently three dates left for training in CPR and use of the Defibrillator. The dates are 10th December, 28th January and 4th February.  If you are interested in training on any of these dates please contact Marie on 086 8691821. The cost of the course is being held at €25 (it is normally €50).

Glin Book Club: Meets on the first Friday of each month at 8pm.  Books will be democratically chosen by the group and cover an eclectic range, primarily those which make one think and provoke discussion. Books are acquired independently. Please join the Facebook group for selected book title and next meeting location.

Ceol Corbrai Weekly Activities: Tuesday 4pm – Irish dance classes for beginners. Wednesday 5.30pm – Music for beginners with advanced class after. 6pm – Taekwondo, 7.30pm – Aerobics & Bodypump,  8.45pm – Men’s Strength & Conditioning.  Friday 6.30pm – GB Rovers U6 soccer training €2 per child.  Glin Baby & Toddler Group: runs every Thursday morning during school term time in Ceol Corbrai Hall from 10am til 12 noon. This takes place in a lovely friendly environment that both adults and children enjoy. €3 per family. Refreshments provided. Lots of toys, ride-ons and a beautiful timber house with kitchen for all the children to use.

Beginners’ and Continuation Meditation & Mindfulness Classes:  Cloverfield Daycare Centre. 8 week course starting Monday, November 28th-December 19th 2016 (4 weeks) and resuming Monday, January 9th-30th (4 weeks) 2017. An experiential and supportive group setting in which to slow down and enter the silence of a relaxed mind. Contact Ali Burnard on 087 6452227 to secure your place as class numbers are limited to 9.

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