Parish Newsletter: 9th/10th March 2019

9th/10th March 2019: 1st Sunday of Lent. 

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Betty Ann McSweeney, Mike Fennell, Alice Moore

Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Denis Flaherty, Fiona Moore

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: David Sheehan

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Nodlaig Adams

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Margaret Hogan

                                           Sunday 11am: Mary Culhane

Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Éadaoin MacNamara, Miriam O Connor, Michaela Regan, Alison Hogan, Marissa Hogan     Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell

Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Darragh, Orlaith & Fearghal Leahy

                                               Sunday: Olivia Palys, Ava Hogan & Aoibhe McCarthy

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Notes in Local Papers: If you would like a note in The Observer or The Limerick Leader please email your notes to by 7pm Sunday night to ensure publication for the coming week.

St. Fergus’ National School Carpark/Set Down Area: The Board of Management of St. Fergus’ N.S. wishes to advise members of the Parish and School Community, of the commencement of construction works on the School grounds in the coming days. The project involves the creation of a Parking/Set Down Area to facilitate the increasing number of cars at drop off and collections times. This badly needed project is a long time in the making and will help to maintain a safe environment for pupils and adults alike. We would particularly like to thank Fr. Crawford and Councillor John Sheahan for their tireless work in securing funding to allow the School to begin these works. The Parish Loan of €70,000 will have to be paid back, with interest over the coming years. Fundraising with this purpose, begins, with an evening of Fun and Fashion, in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall on Wednesday 13th March 2019. Doors open at 7.00 p.m. with a complimentary Prosecco & Glin Slim Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Reception with Tasty Finger Food.  Please join us and the ever enthusiastic Celia Holman Lee for our Fashion Show.  Tickets costing only €15 are available from the School Office on 068/34344, local shops or from Maura in Brides Boutique on 087-7539926.  It promises to be a great night, with lots of really wonderful spot prizes and door prize.  Also best dressed on the night sponsored by Brides Boutique & Hair Salon.  Boutiques taking part in this extravaganza of fashion are: Brides Boutique Glin, McConnell by Anne Behan Killaloe, Anettes Adare, CoCo Boutique Listowel, Bella Sola Newcastle West, Caroline Mitchell Limerick, Esthers Casuals Abbeyfeale and Gatsby Menswear Newcastle West.  Please support this fundraiser for the parking/set down area.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Church Gate Collection: for the Glin Community Alert & Text Alert will be held next weekend the 16th and 17th March.  Thanking you in advance.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: *please note new opening day* The group will now operate on Friday mornings going forward.  The opening time remains the same 10am to 12 noon. The group received €2000 funding before the summer holidays and this money has been spent on beautiful new toys. We really hope more families can attend the group as we rely solely on the community’s support.  €3 per family, refreshments provided for adults and children.  We look forward to seeing you. 

Clothing Collection: Both Primary Schools in the parish will be holding a clothing collection on Wednesday next the 13th March.  Thanking you for your support.

Quiz Night: Ballyhahill NS Parents Association are holding a quiz night in Knockdown on Friday, March 15 at 9pm. €5 per person. Top prize of €100 and lots of spot prizes too. All welcome.

Milford Hospice Collection: A Church Gate collection in aid of Milford Hospice will take place this Saturday 9th March and Sunday 10th March.  Please give as generously as possible to this good cause.

Found: Amazon tablet with green cover found Saturday evening on side of road at Bill Costellos cross. Please contact Glin Community News Facebook page if yours.

Temporary Lifeguards wanted:  for Glin Pier and Kilteery Pier during summer 2019.  Contact Limerick County Council. 

Knights fun run/walk: Glin Triathlon Club are organizing a free 5km run/walk event starting at 10am at the Castle Gates on Sunday, 16th March. There will also be a junior event for the younger participant.  All are welcome to take part, do what you can and enjoy the atmosphere. Special thanks to Glin development for facilitating this event. 

GLIN CASTLE HOSTS THE RARE AND SPECIAL PLANT FAIR: on Sunday, May 12 from 10am – 5pm.  Adults €6 Kids free (U’12) The Rare and Special Plant Fair was established in 2001 with the assistance of Bord Bia, to ensure that the gardening public has an opportunity to purchase rare and difficult to source plants, while at the same time visit a garden of note that they may not otherwise visit. Over 40 stalls of rare and unusual plants.  Expert advice from the growers.  Food and refreshment stalls.  Free plant, creche and porter service available. Glin Castle tours available.  Free car parking.

Glin Library: has bags, gloves and yellow jackets for anybody who wishes to get involved in the clean-up of our roads. Just call in.

Thank You Margaret Mulcahy: Margaret is finished up on her CE Scheme on Friday, March 8.  Glin Development and Glin Tidy Towns would like to thank Margaret for her dedication and hard work during her year on the scheme. She took great pride in her duty in keeping the whole town of Glin litter free.  It is hoped she will get back on another scheme very soon. Thank you Margaret from everyone in Glin and thanks to West Limerick Resources who facilitate the scheme.  As spring and summer are approaching we would ask everyone to be mindful of litter and pick up same when possible.  Also if you own a dog, please be responsible and do the right thing if your dog fouls the streets. We wish Margaret well in her future endeavours.

Emma’s Art: Emma O’Connor Bray heads back to Limericks Milk market to showcase her art work for the upcoming exhibition with #artlimerick on the 17th March (St Patricks Day) if you want to view her collection along with other local art and artists in person please come along.

Glin Development Association & ICA: will be commencing work on the triangle at the bottom of the town over the next few weeks.

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