Parish Newsletter: 4th & 5th May 2019.


Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

Fr. Tom Crawford 068-26897/087-2218078

Fr. Timothy Curtin (Coolcappa/Kilcolman) 086-3697735/069-60126

Canon Anthony O Keeffe (Foynes/Shanagolden/Roberstown) 087-4163401/069-60112

Fr. Austin McNamara (Loughill/Ballyhahill) 087-2615471/069-82103

Diocese of Limerick Website:

4th/5th May, 2019: 3rd Sunday of Easter.

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Norma McKeon, Mary O Brien

Sunday 11.00 a.m.: John Culhane, Marie McKenna

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 & Marissa Hogan                   Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell

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

                                               Sunday: Olivia Palys, Ava Hogan & Aoibhe McCarthy

Deaths: Sympathy is extended to the family of Mrs. Margaret Walshe, Marian Place, Glin who passed away recently.  May she rest in peace.


Eucharistic Adoration: A Presenter from the Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Committee for Limerick will give a talk at both Masses on the weekend of 18/19th May.  All are most welcome. 

First Holy Communion:  Congratulations to the pupils of both Primary Schools in the parish who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: The group continues every Friday morning in Ceol Corbrai Hall during term time. €3 per family and refreshments for both adults and children are provided.  In recent weeks new toys have been purchased, please come along and see for yourself!! 

Glin GAA: are hold a bucket collection at Whit Weekend with proceeds of same being divided between the GAA and St. Fergus’ National School.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Local Butcher’s Shop:  We bid a sad farewell to Seamus and Suzanne Lynch from their local business.  The shop closed its doors last Saturday and we wish them every happiness with their future plans. 

Coffee Morning: held on Sunday 14th April – Joan & Kathleen Sheehy on behalf of Deel Animal Action Group would like to say a massive Thank You to everyone who helped out in any way for their recent Coffee Morning in Barretts.  It was a huge success and we are all amazed at the amount of €1,500 which was raised.  We did not expect anything like this amount.  We hope we raised awareness of this group who rescue and rehome stray cats, dogs etc and as a result of neutering, microchipping etc have huge bills.  So thanks to everyone who supported in anyway as this amount will help reduce their vet and kennel costs.

ICA: meeting in Cloverfield Daycare Centre on Friday 10th May at 7.30 p.m.  New members welcome.

Glin Tennis: New season, new net – Glin Tennis court is now open!  Very reasonable rates for the year: Family €40, Adult €20, Student €10.  Contact Marie at  086 8691821.  All welcome.

Glin Tidy Towns – weekly clean-up: The longer evenings and fine weather has arrived and Tidy Towns will head out doing the weekly clean-up once more. Saturday mornings at 11 am and Wednesday evenings at 8pm for one hour.  All are welcome and the meeting place is Glin Town Park near the tennis court.  Please bring vis vest and any garden tools you have to hand.  Looking forward to seeing some new faces.

Public Meeting: A public meeting will be held on Monday 13th May from 5pm to 7pm in the Library.  This meeting will give people the opportunity to view and discuss the Limerick County Council’s proposed plans for Glin Square.

Glin Day Centre: are now currently delivering Meals on Wheels to the Loughill area. Anyone interested in availing of this service please contact Una on 068 26033 for further information.

GLIN CASTLE HOSTS THE RARE AND SPECIAL PLANT FAIR: on next 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.

Fairy Trail Family Fun Day: takes place on Sunday 19th May at 1pm in the Church car park at the entrance to the Knights Walk in Glin.  Lots of Games, Fun and Light Refreshments.  Prize for the Best Dressed Fairy and Knight.!  Admission €5, please Support.  Hope to see all ye fairies and knights on the day!

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