Parish Newsletter

Going Strong: The next meeting of the Going Strong will be held on Monday 23rd January at 2pm in The Lanterns Hotel where a meal will be served at about 3.30 pm after a couple of games of bingo.  Please phone Audrey on 068-34698 if you are going.

Tarbert Comprehensive Concern Church Gate Collection: Many thanks to those who contributed so generously to the Concern Church Gate Collections which were held on the 17th and 18th December.  The amount raised in Glin was €548.  Thanks also to all those who helped with the collections.

Priory Institute’s Courses:  The Priory Institute is focused on providing solid, high-quality, affordable theological education by distance learning.  Dedicated lecturers and tutors lead the students as they develop the theological skills and experience needed to face the Ireland of tomorrow.  This should lead to the availability in this country of a pool of qualified lay people, who are able and willing to serve in pastoral care settings and become more active members of the Church, the Body of Christ.  Join our supportive student community and study theology by distance learning this Spring.  Application deadline: 28th February.  Telephone 01-4048124, email:  Website:

Glin Knights: Last Sunday morning spin on 8th January seen a lovely crew arrive. This was the first spin of 2017 and we hope to see everyone again this Sunday at Adams Garage at 8:30am. Group 1 Captain Gary Buckley,  Group 2 Captain Barry O’Connor and Group 3 Captain Shane Adams. Anyone new interested in joining please arrive this Sunday at 8.30am.  AGM is Saturday 14th Jan at 8pm in Barretts – all welcome.

Congratulations – to Cillian Mulvihill on the U12 GB Rovers Team who has recently been selected to train with the FAI Emerging Talent Programme in UL and Kerry. Well done Cillian – keep up the good work and continue to train hard.

Glin Library: To welcome in the Spring the library is hosting an evening with Paul O’Brien, a Dublin man now living in Glin, who will sing some well-known ballads as well as his own compositions. All are welcome to come along and enjoy on Wednesday February 1st at 8 pm. Spread the word.

Clothes Collection: The next clothing collection for St Fergus’ N.S. and Ballyguiltenane N.S. is on the 20th January. Please keep any unwanted clothes, shoes etc for this collection.

Glin Defibrillator: Maybe if you haven’t trained in being a Cardiac First Responser, you might consider doing the course in 2017. If you are interested, please contact Marie on 086 8691821. There are still some places available on the 28th January and 4th February courses. There will be other courses spread through the year. Those who have a course this coming Saturday will be reminded by text. The course duration is approx 4 hours at the very reasonable cost of E25. Why not add another string to your bow!

Employment:  AA Euro Recruitment are seeking ground workers/general operatives and machine operators for a new construction site in Tarbert. More information located on Glin Community News Facebook page.

Red Cross – It now costs only €15 to join the Irish Red Cross. This is for the first year, after that its €10 a year. Contact Anne Horan or Marie Fitzgerald for more info.

Dance Class – Irish dance classes with Johnny Cronin have resumed in Ceol Community Hall from 4pm on Tuesdays.

U6 GB Rovers – Soccer training will resume once again on Friday evenings in Ceol Corbrai Hall at the new time of 6.30pm. Fee of €2 per child to cover the hall.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group – On a Thursday during term time. 10am to 12 noon. Refreshments provided. €3 per family.

Fitness Class: – Returns to Ceol Corbrai Community hall every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm. Suitable for male and female. Running, Aerobics and Tavata style class.  6 week special €50 euro or Pay as you go €10. For more info contact Colm 087 974 4861.

Fly Tipping – There has unfortunately been a couple of disturbing incidences of fly tipping in Glin on the N69 route at the end of the path on the scenic road to Tarbert. This is very disappointing, as it is such a beautiful location, enjoyed by many walkers and visitors. Fly tipping is becoming a blight on our landscape and can be seen in many areas. Coincidentally most of the offending rubbish is suitable for recycling, the dumped bags included, plastic, food waste, clothes, food packaging etc. These can all be recycled for free, so it is showing complete disregard for our countryside and those of us who want to live in a clean and healthy environment! Please be vigilant and report any such incidences to The Department of The Environment or any member of Glin Tidy Towns.

Notes for diary: The Glin Estuary Charity Swim will take place on Saturday 29th July 2017 & The annual Glin Triathlon will be held on Saturday 2nd September 2017

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