Cost of Cardiac First Responder course being kept at very competitive rate of E25 to encourage more to complete same. “The need is real, the time is now”. Contact Marie on 086 8691821 to put your name down for a course.
Glin Homes & Daycare Centre has been providing Meals on Wheels to the local community for the past five years. Since its inception the service has grown considerably, and healthy and nutritious meals are delivered to the elderly of Glin and surrounding parishes of Loghill, Ballyhahill, Athea, Moyvane and Tarbert. The Covid 19 pandemic meant that the number of vulnerable people living alone or in isolated areas and who were reliant on others increased significantly. Inundated with requests for more meal delivery, Una and Karen coped admirably with the extra office work and under the professional guidance of super chef Rachel Duff, the kitchen staff worked tirelessly to deliver hot and tasty meals to the elderly in the surrounding catchment area. Working in teams and under very strict Covid restrictions, Carol, Marie, Bridget, Ruth, Margaret, Mary, Eamonn, Teresa, Denis and Sr. Mary were preparing and serving up to 90 meals consisting of a main course and a dessert, on a daily basis. The human connection is also a very important element of the service, not only are Jimmy and Eamon delivering the meals to the door but they are ensuring that everyone benefits mentally and emotionally from a friendly smile, a wee chat and a check up on their general wellbeing. Glin Homes and Daycare Centre is a wonderful example of management and staff working together to create a successful and vital service to the community. The management would like to acknowledge the huge contribution that the staff have made to the vulnerable in our community. Look no further than the staff of Glin Homes for your Frontline Heroes. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
The collection point for the envelopes for November masses has been moved to a new location. It is now at back of church, using a newly installed secure letter box structure in the wall. Please pop all envelopes in letter box and they will be retrieved daily. Thank you 🙏
PLEASE all dog owners clean up after your canine friends
Keep your dog on a leash
Leave no trace
Respect the biodiversity
Wear suitable gear
Respect social distancing
The start of the Knights Walk has become a particular area of concern with regards to dog fouling. Just at the beginning of the Race Field is like a dog toilet area. This is really unacceptable! Dog poop is a health hazard for humans and other animals. Families use these walks, and lots of children enjoy the walks. Because the dogs poop in the verges, you might think this is ok, it is not. Children can walk on these grass verges and destroy their shoes. The RSS men regularly strim these verges, and they too are unprepared when they get covered in the spray off! You are allowed to leave the doggy bag at the site and retrieve on way back from walk. This problem will be monitored and any offenders will be approached to address the situation. The TARBERT path is also another problem area for dog fouling. Doggy bags are inexpensive and widely available. Please respect the walks and your dog. Don’t give your pet a bad name 🐶, it’s not their fault! Please also take any empty water bottles etc home with you. The walks are important areas of nature conservation and full of Biodiversity to be enjoyed by young and old. Please leave no trace and bring home nothing but good memories.
On Wednesday evening last the lights in The Town Park were smashed. Bollards lights and post lights were vandalised and park signage thrown into the river. Glin Development had plans to carry out some improvements in the Town Park over the coming weeks and we need to identify and apprehend these vandals who continue to destroy our public amenities. This is the third major incidence of vandalism in our town over the past few months. During the summer the viewing point on the Knights Walk was completely destroyed and it will cost thousands of euros to repair the damage.Some months back the Fairy Trail at St. Paul’s was vandalised and the Fairy Trail Committee spent a lot of time and money repairing the damage. Why anyone would vandalise a Fairy Garden that gives so much pleasure to our young children is very hard to fathom.We need to do more to apprehend these culprits. It will cost Glin Development thousands of euros to replace and repair all the properties that have been destroyed in the past few months. These amenity areas are there for the enjoyment of the general public. If we were more vigilant could these people be caught in the act and brought to task for this needless and costly destruction. Are these people local or coming from neighbouring parishes. If you have any information could you contact the local Garda Station at 068 34100
Glin Parish Pastoral Council are delighted to announce that mass will be broadcast from Glin parish church via churchservices.tv/glin. Mass will be live-streamed for the first time on Sunday 18th October next at 11 am. This is a wonderful addition for our parish faith community. Please spread the word 🙏.
Fr Crawford said his final masses as Parish Priest in Glin last weekend. Every one in the parish wishes him well and we wish him a long and healthy retirement. Weekend masses will continue as normal, from beginning of October, officiated in rotation by Fr. Curtin, Fr. McNamara and Canon O’Keeffe. There will be week day masses at 10am on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Fridays. Thank you Fr.Crawford for your years of dedication and pastoral support, you will be greatly missed.
Photos courtesy of John Hogan.
Fr. Crawford with Fr. Timothy Curtin of Coolcappa/Kilcolman parish and Pastoral Unit Moderator.
Fr Crawford will say his final masses as Parish Priest in Glin this coming weekend. It is his wish to go quietly and with no fuss. Every one in the parish wishes him well and we wish him a long and healthy retirement. Weekend masses will continue as normal, from beginning of October, officiated in rotation by Fr. Curtin, Fr. McNamara and Canon O’Keeffe. There will be week day masses at 10am on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Fridays. Thank you Fr.Crawford for your years of dedication and pastoral support, you will be greatly missed.
Mungret 4-11Glin 1-11Caherdavin was the venue for the County Intermediate Quarter Final last Friday evening. We had a very difficult start with three early goals for Mungret putting us on the back foot from the off and though we battled gallantly throughout the whole game, the gap was always there between the sides. There were periods where we put together some fine passages of play, scoring many fine points and there were many commendable individual performances all over the pitch. Over the past two years we have seen a host of new lads from our U21 County winning sides break into this team.Our senior players too have played their part, providing experience and guidance to the younger guys. There is no doubt that the talent is there to challenge for honours at this grade and the task now is to redouble our efforts and take our game to the next level in 2021.Team: Seán Lyons, Aiden Mulvihill, Jamie Fitzgerald, Tim Scanlon, Jack Sheehan (0-1), Philip Moloney, Conor Shine, Edmond Horan, Kevin Sweeney (0-1), Brian O’Donovan, Pádraig Scanlon (0-3), Oliver Wallace, Maurice Moore, Sheagh O’Connor (1-4), Brendan Flanagan (0-1)Subs Seán Horan for Philip Moloney, Ronan Culhane for Maurice Moore, Shane O’Sullivan for Seán Lyons, Tomás Woulfe for Tim Scanlon, Cian Culhane (0-1) for Oliver Wallace, Cormac Healy, John Wallace, Fionn Henderson, Kevin Moore, Stephen Barrett, Jack O’Neill. Underage TeamsU21 training is starting this coming Saturday morning at 10am.Our U12s next match is against Feenagh-Kilmeedy.Our U14s are awaiting their county shield semi final, no fixture arranged yet.Our U10s had a worthwhile game against Tarbert last Sunday evening and gave a gave account of themselves. Girls FootballWell done to all the girls who trained at the field over the past number of weeks. Great credit is due to Máire Lyons and all the parents who help make the initiative such a huge success. We hope to build on this by competing at these levels next year. Club Limerick DrawThe 5th (September) CLUB Limerick Draw 2020 will take place on Saturday 26th September with the Exclusive Star Prize being Afternoon Tea for five people in the Minstrels Gallery at Adare Manor AND Gourmet Dinner for five people in the Carriage House Restaurant at Adare Manor. If you would like to make any amendments/changes to your membership please do so on or before 4pm on Wednesday 23rd September. If you would like to rejoin for our 5th CLUB Limerick draw please visit www.limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw.
Intermediate County QFGlin take on Mungret this Friday evening in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 6.45 in the County Intermediate quarter final. Since we were promoted from Junior in 2014, we unfortunately not made a significant impact at this grade, and only reaching the knock out stages twice. Our opponents beat both Monaleen and Kildimo-Pallaskenry to top their group so they come into this game in good form. Our own path to this stage began with an opening round defeat to St. Senan’s before beating Bruff by five points 3 weeks ago. As the current restrictions continue to mean supporters are not allowed attend the game, we will be bringing you updates on Twitter throughout the match to ensure you are kept informed of key events in the game. Check out www.twitter.com/glingaa or follow us through the Twitter app. Best of luck to the lads! U14 C’shipWell done to our U14s who had great win last week against Monagea! The team played brilliantly and we won on a score line of 7-7 to 2-14. Full forward Tom Healy was our top scorer with 6 goals and 3 points to his credit. The team lined out as follows:Darragh Woulfe, Conor Fitzgerald, Thabo Munpunda, S. Dillane, F. McNamara, Colm McNamara, Darragh Mullane, Aidan Healy, Adam Bennett, Gavin Thompson, Charlie McDonagh, D. Daly, J. Adams, Tom Healy, Sean McIntyre, G. McDonagh, Luke Buckley, Mark Hanagan, Killeen Lonergan, Fergal Leahy, R. McIntyre, Daniel Regan, Harry Fitzgerald. MinorsHard luck to Shannon Gaels minors who lost to a very strong Ahane outfit in the County Minor B Football championship last Friday evening in New Garden. The final score was Ahane 5-9 Shannon Gaels 2-3. CongratulationsWell done to all our players who received their Leaving Certificate results last week. We wish them all well with their next stage in life. SympathyGlin GAA club would like to express our sincerest condolences to former club treasurer Donie Shine and his family on the death of his mother, Ita.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.
Glin 2-10 Bruff 2-5 Though the new restrictions meant that no more than the proverbial two men and a dog were watching, the lack of spectators didn’t take from the exciting contest on the field at Feenagh last Saturday evening.We made a decent start with Brian O’Donovan bursting up the field before laying a fine pass of to Ronan Culhane who kicked over the first score of the day. Shortly afterwards, Jack Sheehan dodged passed two backs before being hauled to the ground. Kevin Moore kicked over the resulting free. We took the foot off the pedal then and Bruff came back into it with 2 points of their own.Point three came from good interplay between Tim Scanlon and Oliver Wallace in the middle of the field, Moore latched onto the kick inside and landed his second of the game. Two key moments came in the next five minutes. Ronan Culhane who had been doing well came off injured and Bruff converted a penalty. Fortunately for us, the response was immediate with Sheagh O’Connor’s fist deflecting a long Moore free into the back of the net. After the water break, Kevin Sweeney followed up from where he left off last week, with a fantastic left footed score from distance. Wallace turned provider once more with O’Connor knocking over his second score of the game. Bruff got a point back and were in for a goal but for a timely inception by goalkeeper Seán Lyons who cleared to safety.At half time the score was Glin 1-5 Bruff 1-3.We came like a greyhound out of the traps in the second half. It was barely a minute old when Philip Moloney’s accurate long pass was grasped by Moore about 30 yards out. He released the ball to the onrushing Sheagh O’Connor who left his man for dead before coolly slotted the ball into the corner of the net. Ollie Wallace then got on the scoresheet with a well taken point of his own which was followed by another monsterous 45 yard score from Kevin Sweeney. With ten minutes gone in the second half, we now led by 6 points, 2-7 to 1-4. Edmond and Seán Horan were really coming into their own in the middle of the field, winning kick outs and setting up attacks. Our defence was also holding firm with Tim Scanlon, Jamie Fitzgerald and Brian O’Donovan doing a great job keeping their men quiet whilst driving forward at every opportunity.At the 40th minute mark, Brendan Flanagan entered the fray and made an immediate impact, with two pointed free and lovely curling right footed effort during the next ten minutes. The score was now 2-10 to 1-5. Bruff came back into it towards the end and brought the deficit back to just 5 points with a goal but that was as close as it came with the final score 2-10 to 2-5. It was a well deserved victory that gets us back on track. We await the outcome of the final group match between St. Senan’s and Bruff to see what way this group pans out. Best for Glin on the day were Oliver Wallace, Jack Sheehan, Tim Scanlon, Edmond Horan, Kevin Sweeney and Sheagh O’Connor.Team:Seán Lyons, Aidan Mulvihill, Jamie Fitzgerald, Tim Scanlon, Brian O’Donovan, Philip Moloney, Conor Shine, Edmond Horan, Ronan Culhane, Jack Sheehan, Oliver Wallace, Kevin Sweeney, Sheagh O’Connor, Kevin Moore, Maurice Moore. Subs used: Seán Horan, John Wallace, Brendan Flanagan, James Wallace, Cian Culhane. Minor FixtureShannon Gaels minors are playing Banogue in the opening round of the Minor Championship this Friday at 7pm in Ballyhahill.
Glin will be celebrating the sacrament of Confirmation on this coming Thursday (Glin) and Friday (Ballyguiltenane). Fr. Tom Crawford will be officiating at the ceremony. It will be a lovely family occasion and we wish all the children receiving their Confirmation a wonderful spiritual day. The Church has been prepared. Michael Collins of Pro-Clean Kerry did a full professional clean in the church ⛪️ on Monday. Mary Horan of Mary Horan Wedding Flowers will weave her magic with beautiful floral displays. We would ask all families attending to bear in mind the COVID guidelines of social distancing and the wearing of masks. Hopefully the weather will be good and a lovely day will be enjoyed by all. 🙏
Spirit of God, grant me: The gift of wisdom To see the world through your eyes, The gift of counsel To make difficult decisions, The gifts of knowledge and understanding To use my mind to know you and to love you, The gift of fortitude To have the courage to live in the faith Despite the difficulties and disappointments, The gift of piety To be able to express my special love And commitment to you, And the right kind of awesome fear That makes me pause to wonder and revere God’s Love. Amen 🙏
A DAILY PRAYER FOR YOUR CONFIRMATION:
O God, I pray that you give me a right heart, that I may come to know you in Jesus. Lead me to know the sinfulness of my own heart, and your great love for me, in Christ Jesus. Help those who teach me, to give me the teaching I need. Grant that, on my Confirmation Day, I may be ready to give myself to be your faithful soldier and servant to my life’s end; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen 🙏
On the Saturday supplement of the Irish independent ‘travel addict’ Pol O Conghaile included The Knights Walk in Glin among the 25 Best Family Friendly Walks in Ireland. A 4km. walk that takes you through Glin Demesne, through the Rook Hall Wood and the Furry Hill Wood, rising up to ‘super views’ from Tullyglas Hill. Suitable for all ages the walk takes about 1.5 hours. The Knights Walk is just one of three walks included in The Glin Walking Heritage Trails. The Path and The Knockaranna walks take you along the Estuary with some beautiful scenery and a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Many thanks to Shane Adams of Adams Garage Glin who recently secured a donation of E1000 from Inver Fuels. These funds will be donated for use in the upkeep of Glin Playground. Receiving the cheque are Eva O’Connor and Sheila Fitzell, Glin Development Playground Co-ordinator’s, and Shane Adams and Gavin O’Connor of Adams Garage Glin. Glin Development would like to express their gratitude to Inver Fuels and Adams Garage. The funds will be put to good use! It is a fantastic amenity and used daily by children from Glin and further afield.
Glin Parish – Church of the Immaculate Conception.
Safety guidelines for the resumption of community celebration of Masses.
After a long wait we can now return to our Churches for public worship. I want to welcome you back and hope you can attend in safety and without fear, however we need to be concerned about social Distancing. Hygiene, and protection of each other. The Church will be prepared as much as possible to enable this to happen.
This will require checking the numbers we can cater for especially at weekend Masses and arranging the seating for social distancing. The obligation to be at Sunday Mass will not apply for the time being. Many may still not feel at ease coming into the Church for Health and Safety reasons. You are welcome but you must take responsibility for your own decision. If you have concerns about your health and the risks involved, please consider staying away for your own safety. We all need to be aware of the National guidelines and act accordingly. This is a new situation for all of us.
Hand Hygiene is essential and face masks are recommended. The seatsand door handles etc need to be wiped down before and after each service and volunteers are needed from the congregation for this. The toilets will be closed except for emergencies and those who use the facilities are responsible for hygiene there. Sanitation stations will be at the entrance and near the Sanctuary area for all who attend. Readers and Eucharistic Ministers need to take special care and prepare for this new situation.
Stewarding will have to be in place and followed. I am asking people to volunteer for this especially at weekends. They will be at the entrance to help people to the available seats and also to look after people with special needs etc. I hope we have enough to form a rota and that it won’t be a burden on anybody.
Collection Boxes will be available for your envelopes and contributions rather than the open baskets we normally use. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Our thanks to Mary Hogan who organised the repainting of the seats and lampposts in the Town Square. Andy Boyd and his team of professional painters did a wonderful job of restoration. Mr.Boyd supplied the paint for free in recognition of the wonderful work being done by Glin Development Tidy Towns around the village. What a wonderful gesture and it is nice to have our hard work recognised and appreciated now and then!
Willie Wall is out and about around the village of Glin sweeping and cleaning. He has the square spotless and you’ll see him there from early morning and even on the weekends. Thank you Willie for all your hard work and for your pride of place.
Cloverfield homes got a beautiful makeover in the past weeks. The two tone colours of blue offset with white are very striking. As usual the flower displays are in abundance and will come into their own in the coming weeks. The place is looking spectacular 💙
Lots more planting! Gary Flavin of Flavin Nurseries put together the beautiful hanging baskets in The Mall. Beautiful colours and lots of bee 🐝 loving plants. He also filled the hanging baskets in the square. These will be spectacular when they establish in the coming weeks. Thanks to Maurice Fitzgerald who helped Gary to secure the baskets at the Mall and also thanks to Maurice who takes on the task of keeping them watered! Gary supplies Maurice with his own window boxes and they are very pretty. Gary Flavin is in the square every Friday morning selling his flowers and shrubs and are very good value. The square will be painted in the coming days and Gary has more boxes to add around the fountain. Glin will be blooming beautiful 🌸🌱🌼🌺🌷🌿!
The ICA triangle at the ‘bottom of the town’ got a makeover today. Ray Conway of CurraghChase Garden Centre has replaced a lot of plants and did a marvellous job weeding and tidying up the plot. Mrs Norma McKeown, Glin ICA President, was there to admire the handiwork. The many plants are favourites of the Bees and Glin is doing its bit for Biodiversity. Lots of bees 🐝 visiting the plot today. Thank you Ray and your team! It will look lovely over the summer when it establishes 🌸🌼🌺🌻🌹🌱🌸🌿
GLIN PLAYGROUND TO REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Following on from the Governments announcement on Friday 6th June 2020, it was announced that playgrounds will be permitted to re-open. As we are not in a position to provide supervision the Playground will remain CLOSED until further notice. We will await further guidelines and guidance in relation to Covid 19.