Parish Newsletter: Sunday 5th February 2023

Parish Newsletter – 5th February, 2023 – 5th Sunday in ordinary time.

Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

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

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

Diocese of Limerick Website:

Eucharistic Ministers: Sunday 5th February: Sean Flanagan

                                        Sunday 12th February: Betty Ann McSweeney

Readers: Sunday 5th February: Desiree Flores

                 Sunday 12th February: Annie Reidy

Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration every Friday from 5pm to 9pm.

Deaths: Sympathy is extended to the family of Ann Reidy (née O Connor) late of Killeaney who died during the week.  May she rest in peace.


Local Notes: if you would like to have a note placed in this section of the paper, please contact no later than 7:00 pm Sunday evening.

Weekday Masses: Wednesday and Friday:  10am – please note no Mass on Tuesdays.

Baptisms & Anniversary Masses: can be booked in the Sacristy.

Funerals:  All funerals arrangements can be directed to the following:

Fr. Curtin: (069) 60126/(086)3697735

Fr. McNamara: (069) 82103/(087) 2615471

Weddings: To book a Wedding please contact Fr. Curtin on (086) 3697735 or Pastoral Area Secretary Ann Dore, Foynes on (069) 65561 during office hours: Wednesday: 10a.m. to 1p.m., & 2p.m to 5p.m.  Thursday & Friday: 9a.m. to 1p.m. & 2p.m. to 5p.m.

Mass Cards: Signed Mass Cards for the deceased are available at Glin Church.  Please enquire from our Sacristan Michael after any of the Masses.

Sacristans Collection: takes place this weekend, the 5th February.  An envelope is provided in your box of Church Envelopes for this collection.  Michael does wonderful work for the Church and parishioners.  We would like to thank him for his continued dedication and kindness.

Anniversary Masses: 

Sunday 5th February: Ann Martin Months Mind, late of Marian Place.  Sean Adams 1st Anniversary, late of The Avenue.  Neil Fitzgerald 4thanniversary, late of Cahara.  Bridie McNeil anniversary.  Liam Dillane RIP, formally Main Street, died in Naas recently.  Ann McNamara RIP in UK.

Sunday 12th February: Elizabeth Lawrence months mind.  Patrick Houlihan months mind.  John O Connor 1st anniversary, formally Killeaney.

Wednesday 15th February: James and Nora Fennell anniversary.

Glin Development AGM: The AGM of Glin Development will take place on Thursday 16th February 2023.  Venue is Conway’s Dining Room and will start at 8.30pm. We are appealing to Glin business owners, to members of the various Glin Sports Organisations and indeed anyone who has the necessary skills/work ethic/computer skills etc. to consider joining the Glin Development Group. There is a considerable work load that comes with the success of Glin Development, and these work load commitments need to be met on an ongoing basis.  It is important that existing and past project successes are maintained and are allowed to thrive and grow. If you feel that you could become part of a Team who is willing to dedicate some of your time to working on any one of the various projects, we would be delighted to see you at the upcoming AGM.  Go Raibh Míle Maith Agat

Glin ICA:  meeting will take place on Friday the 10th of February @8pm in Cloverfield Day Centre new members welcome. The Whist Drive continues every Tuesday night in Cloverfield Day Centre at 8 pm.  All welcome.

Glin Rovers F.C: Thanks to Pat Darmody who spent the weekend painting the walls of the soccer grounds as part of the upgrade works at Glin Rovers pitch.  If you would like to see your name on The Sponsors wall (€100), there are a few options available – meet anyone from the fundraising committee (Mike Normile, John McNamara, Rachel Mulvihill, Conor Sheahan, call to Tommy Wallace’s Shop, or go online

Glin Rovers FC – Thank you; Thanks to the following you have purchased a ” Brick ” on our Supporters Wall. Joe & Mairead Buckley, John & Margaret Mulvihill (Ballygoughlan), Tommy & Kathleen Wallace, In memory of Patsy Wallace, John & Noelle Wallace, Ben & Grace Wallace, Tommy & Lexie Wallace, Joe Wallace, Brid Wallace, Mairead & John Scanlon, Christy, James & Martin McSweeney, Sean Normile, Mary Hogan, Main Street., Connor & Mairead Sheehan, Alan Sheehan, Brian & Gigi Sheehan, Lillian Sheehan & David Guilfoyle, Mike Sheehan (Portmarnock), John Barrett, Upper Main Street & Mike & Margaret O Sullivan – In Memory of Jude O Sullivan. More names to follow….

Congratulations to all the competitors who participated in Scór na bPáistí representing Glin on Saturday last. It was a very successful evening for Glin. Caoimhe Mulroe placed 2nd in solo singing. Aoife Lyons, Aoife Sheahan, Rachel Healy, Erin Dalton and Grace Sweeney placed 2nd in The Ballad Group singing.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: has reopened after the festive season.  We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday mornings from 10am in Ceol Corbrai Hall. €3 family contribution please.

Life Guards: Every year we are blessed with the country’s best lifeguards at Glin Pier and Kilteery and no doubt this year won’t be any different. For more info visit www.

Happy retirement: to Jimmy Culhane. Jimmy hung up his car keys after 30+ years of taxi service within the community on Sunday last.  Thank you from all your regulars, you never let anyone down.  Enjoy your time with Helen and family. 

St Patrick’s Day Draw: Glin Rovers FC Lotto Draw Announcement – 18th March 2023. There will be a bumper draw for €10,000 in the Glin Rovers club Lotto draw on the 18th March 2023. €10,000 will be put into a special draw where there will be 1 winner of that amount on the night. The €10,000 will be won by someone who buys a ticket the week of the draw for the 18th March 2023. Our weekly general Lotto jackpot will then drop to €20,000 until it too is won. NOTE: The St. PATRICKs weekend €10,000 draw will take place providing our weekly Lotto of €30,000 is not won in the meantime. More details to follow.

New Pontoon at Glin Pier: Bring on the summer sunshine, flip flops and guaranteed fun with the new pontoon. Summer can’t come quick enough. Thanks to all involved for making this happen.

Carmel Buckley Reflexology. Specialising in Stress Management and Anxiety. Are you ready to take a step towards a healthier you? To book your appointment call 0858391269. Creagh Street, Glin. Registered member of the National Register of Reflexologists Ireland. Accredited by: Laya healthcare, Irish Life Health and VHI healthcare.

Glin GAA Split the Bucket: takes place Monday nights. Don’t miss out, Play before 7pm. To play visit  

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