Parish Newsletter: 11th/12th January 2020. Baptism of Our Lord.

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:

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: Teresa Culhane

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Annie Reidy

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: John Healy

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: John Prendergast

Altar Servers This Week: Saturday:Éadaoin Mac Namara, Miriam O Connor, Alison Hogan, Michaela Regan

                                              Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell

Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Orlaith Leahy, Fearghal Leahy & Tomás Lyons

                                               Sunday: Ava Hogan, Aoibhe McCarthy, Paula Eve & Jim Culhane.

Deaths: Sympathy is extended to the family of Anna Costello, Turraree, Glin and to the family of Donie Mulvihill, Killacolla Barker, Glin and formally of Moyvane who died during the week.  May they rest in peace.


Glin Development Association: AGM will be held on Thursday 23rd January in Conways Meeting Room at 8.30 p.m.  The Association are hopeful of attracting new members. The future of Glin is important, and we welcome members who have Glin’s best interests at heart.  If you would like to come along, please come and bring a friend.” Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success”.  ALL ARE WELCOME.

Glin Tidy Towns: SCOOP THE POOP!  We are appealing to all dog owners to please pick up after their dog… The streets of Glin are pretty grim at present!  There should be no dogs roaming free and all owners are responsible for doing the necessary when their pets do the business!

Glin Community News Facebook Page: The page on Facebook has been promoting local businesses in Glin for over a week with the tag line ‘Stay Local’  The ads placed on the page have reached far and wide with comments, shares and positive feedback received.  Glin is a vibrant village and we need to embrace all the local shops and services within our village and promote each and every business to the wider communities.  If you are a business owner in Glin and would like your business mentioned please email  If you haven’t already visited the page, please do so and show your support with a like and a share. Thank you.

Christmas Morning Swim: A nice crowd turned up for the annual Christmas morning swim at 8am.  Well done to those of all ages that took the plunge off Glin Pier.   It’s great to see this tradition continue each year. 

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: Opens on Friday, January 10 in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall, 10am to 12 noon.  €3 per family.  Refreshments provided. 

Glin ICA Guild: are mourning the sudden death of their esteemed Vice-President, Anna Costello who was a lifelong ICA member.  At age 17 years who won First Prize in a Fish Cookery Competition and gained a scholarship to An Grianán, the ICA Headquarters in Co. Louth.  She did many annual courses there over the years including Crochet, Knitting, Leather work, Cookery, Limerick Lace, Flower Arranging, Painting in Acrylics and Oils, Jewellery making and Historical House Tours.  She was an MC at the weekly ICA whist drives in Cloverfield Daycare Centre, raising funds for the Senior Citizens Party.  Anna organised the prizes for the monthly I.C.A. raffle and had a great interest in the I.C.A. Garden Triangle at Lower Main Stereet.  She was a keen gardener and a member of the Maigue Flower and Garden Club for many years and recently accompanied them on a tour of Áras an Uachtaráin.  Ar dheis dé for raibh a hanam dílis. 

Blood Donor Clinic: pencil Wednesday, January 29 in your diary as the blood clinic will be in town. 

Glin Development and Glin Tidy Towns: Glin Development recently presented a Christmas Hamper to Willie Wall. Willie has now become a stalwart figure around the street and square in Glin Town. You will see Willie out at any hour of the day or evening in all weathers sweeping and collecting rubbish. It’s unfortunate that this has to be done, there are bins located in these areas, but that’s the way life is, one half picking up after the other half! Thank you Willie for keeping Glin town immaculate. It is regularly commented on from both local residents and tourists visiting, how well maintained our beautiful town of Glin is. Thank you Willie from everyone in Glin Development.  A presentation of a Christmas Hamper was also made to our local Man, Dovie Martin. Dovie spends endless hours on the Knights Walk, part of Glin’s Heritage Trails, maintaining drains, clearing scrub and keeping walkways clear of windfall etc. He gives great advice on the ongoing upkeep of the trails, from his years of experience in being in the great outdoors. He does this work of his own accord and totally voluntarily. Thank you Dovie from all in Glin Development and indeed your Glin friends who regularly use the Heritage Trails.

Yoga: starting January 13 in Cloverfield Daycare Centre at 7pm with Monika. 

Glin Rovers: Old Trafford Draw 2020.

Tickets for the Annual Draw are on sale.  This year up for grabs are 2 Match Tickets for Man Utd V Man City at Old Trafford (provisional date 7/3/20) plus €300 cash. Tickets are €5 each or 3 for €10

Important Information: The Mid-West has a wide range of health supports in local communities and hospital settings this winter. GPs and local pharmacies can help during working hours. For urgent GP out-of-hours care, call Shannondoc on 1850-212999.  For minor injuries, there are Injury Units at Ennis Hospital (065-6863121, 7 days, 8am-8pm)  Nenagh Hospital (067-42311, 7 days, 8am-8pm)  St John’s Hospital, Limerick (061-462132, Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm).   If you’re feeling emotionally distressed and your GP is unavailable, contact the:

Samaritans on 116123 (free) or text 087-2609090, Pieta House on 1800-247247.  Call 999 or 112 for: The ambulance service, An Garda Siochana, Fire Service and Coast Guard. For serious illness, the Emergency Department at University Hospital Limerick is contactable on 061-588611 or 061-482120, 24/7 year-round. 


God of the covenant,
you anointed your beloved Son
with the power of the Holy Spirit
to be light for the nations
and release for captives.
Grant that we who are born again
of water and the Spirit
may proclaim with our lips the good news of his peace
and show forth in our lives the victory of his justice.
We make our prayer through Jesus Christ, your Word made flesh,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
in the splendour of eternal light,
God for ever and ever.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted

Newsletter: Please note that all notices for the newsletter are to be placed in the locked black box in Paddy Hogan’s shop or by 12.00 noon on Thursday with name and contact details. 

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