Parish Newsletter: Sunday 26th February 2023.

Parish Newsletter – 26th February, 2023 – 1st  Sunday in Lent.

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 26th February: Alice O Shaughnessy

                                        Sunday 5th March: Marie McKenna

Readers: Sunday 26th February: Sean Flanagan

                 Sunday 5th March: John Prendergast

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


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.

Until further notice weekly Masses in Glin are Friday @ 10am and Sunday @ 11am.

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

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

Fr. Curtin: (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.

Anniversary Masses: 

Sunday 26th February: John Culhane 25th anniversary, late of Tullyleague.

Friday 3rd March: Diarmuid Woods who died recently in Boston, late of Tullyleague.

Sunday 5th February: Dolores MacNamara 1st anniversary and her father Martin MacNamara, late of Main Street, Glin.  Months Mind for Ann Reidy.

Friday 10th March: Denis and Catherine O Connor anniversary, late of Church Street.

Ballyguiltenane National School: Enrolment Form for the school year 2023/2024 is now available to download from the school’s website  or by contacting the school office 068-34545 or by emailing

Church Gate Collection: The proceeds from last Sunday’s collection at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin amounted to €2450 and generous donations continue to come in, Having read the harrowing plight of the survivors  written in the national papers by Fr Tony O Riordan former parish priest of Moyross who is currently working day and night with his team of volunteers in Aleppo and other worst hit areas, providing comfort, food and shelter to the destitute, we decided to send the proceeds directly to  his Jesuit missions Trust, Moyross parishioners have already sent over €3000 from 2 collections

We expect feedback from Fr Tony in due course, in the meantime let’s remember all those affected including all relief workers, in our prayers.  Many thanks to all our parishioners, you may be well proud of your contribution. 

St. Fergus National School: Enrolment Forms for the new school year 2023/2024 are now available from the school by telephoning the school office on 068-34344 or by emailing:

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.

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.

The Club Limerick Draw (Mackey Stand) is now up and running for the coming year. The links on how to join are posted on our Glin GAA Facebook page. You can also ask any member of the club for advice or contact our Draw administrator Carmel Leahy on 087 2897310. You have the choice of buying a ticket for each monthly Draw individually or buying a yearly ticket with a discount. If you’re interested, the first Draw is on the end of March so entrants have to be in by the first week in March. The year part was the most successful ever in terms of Club winners. With Donnie Lyons winning €3000 in May, Dennis Woulfe winning €250 in June, Michael Dillane winning €100 in July, Mary Dunne and Michael Wallace winning €500 each in the December Draw. Hopefully we can keep this winning streak going this year. This is a great way to support our club and county in one draw with the main prize every month €10,000. All support is greatly appreciated.

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

Glin Rovers FC – Thank you; Thank to the following you have purchased a ” Brick ” on our Supporters Wall: Thank you to the following that have purchased a ‘Brick’ for the new Glin Astro Pitch fundraising campaign: John and Josephine O Donovan, Sheila Culhane, Lr Main St, , Annon – Dalkey, Co. Dublin, Elaine & Darragh Buckley, Breska Rovers Fc, Sinead & Brian Mulroe, Gerald & Nora Fitzgerald, After the Bell Glin, Focus Capital Partners, Marie Fitzgerald, Creagh St, in memory of her parents Maurice & Mary Fitzgerald, Siobhan Sweeney in memory of her mother Mary Fitzgerald and Father William Fitzgerald (founding member of club), Breda Fitzgerald Halfway House, Killacolla: In memory of Neil Fitzgerald (Club Founding member) and Daughter Jennifer. Michael Fitzgerald Halfway House, Kilacolla in memory of Michael, Josie, Patrick and Aunt Agnes; Eamon Mulvihill & family (in loving memory of Liam Mulvihill) and Catherine Murphy (in loving memory of her brother Thomas Fitzgerald)


Congratulations: Shauna & Michael Stack on the recent birth of their baby girl Abigail Stack.


Limerick City and County Council has recently contacted Glin Development Association about a Community Recognition Fund. This fund is targeted at projects for communities throughout the county which welcomed ‘Beneficiaries of Temporary Protection (Ukraine)’.

If you would like to apply for funding to help with the improvement of facilities in your club or organization, Glin Development  Association has arranged a  meeting for next Tuesday night, 28th of February at 7  at Glin Daycare Centre, Cloverfield, to help coordinate applications to the Council.

Please note that Expression of Interest (EOI) forms must be submitted to Limerick City and County Council by March 7th.The EOI has two categories available for possible types of projects that can be funded under the scheme.

Category (1) covering Capital Works above €5,000.00 for the following;

·        The refurbishment of local sports clubs and facilities

·        The upgrade of community facilities such as play areas, walkways, parks and community gardens

·        The enhancement of school or parish facilities that are open to the wider community after hours or on weekends

·        Transport infrastructure such as community vehicles and bus shelters

All elements regarding Category (1) projects must be 60% completed and expended by 30th September 2023 and fully completed by October 2024.

Category (2) covering equipment to a maximum value of €4,999.99 for the following;

  •  The purchase of equipment to benefit local clubs, festivals, music and arts organisations.

All elements regarding projects under this category must be completed and expended by 30th August 2023

For further information contact any committee member of Glin Development.  Link is also attached for further information.

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