Parish Newsletter

I.C.A. Meeting: Friday 9th December at 7.30 p.m. in Clovervield Day Care Centre.  There will be a demonstration of Christmas Flower Arrangements by Florist Joy Conway on the night.

Glin Library:  To get into the spirit of Christmas, which is so near now, Glin library has its very own unique Christmas Tree and Snowman. The Snowman is looking for a suitable name and we are wondering how many books it took to make the tree. So you are invited to call into the library and enter both competitions. Winners will be announced on the Wednesday before Christmas. Weekly opening hours are  Tuesday and Friday 10 to 1 and 2 to 5. Wednesday 10 to 1 and 6 to 8. Thursday 11 to 2.

The National Lottery will be in Tarbert & Glin Post Office from Monday. Customers can purchase Lotto, Euro Millions, Daily Millions quick picks and Telly Bingo. We will also be selling scratch cards- All Cash Gold, All Cash Tripler, Winning Streak and All Cash Platinum. Best of luck to our customers!

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.

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.

Entertainment: Sessions in Wallace’s Bar this Sunday 11th December 6pm – 8pm with Comhaltas members. All welcome.

Glin Defibrillator Training: Dates are now in place for Defibrillator training however some dates are completely fully booked. Please visit our facebook page to view available dates running from mid Nov through to January or call Marie FitzGerald 086 869 1821.  Training is €25 and covers CPR, Infant CPR and Defibrillator Training.

Beginner’ and Continuation Meditation & Mindfulness Classes continue at Cloverfield Day Care Centre. Every Monday until 19th Dec then resuming Monday 9th Jan – 30th Jan 2017. An experiential and supportive group setting in which to slow down and enter the silence of a relaxed mood. Contact Ali Burnard on 087 645 2227

St. Fergus’ National School: would like to thank all those who supported the Art Exhibition in the School Hall last Wednesday night.  A special “Thank You” to the local artists who donated their creations for this school fundraiser.  There were beautiful works of art on display and it was a most enjoyable occasion.

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.

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