Glin Defibrillator Group.

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.image

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Going☕Strong🎶27/5/19

Glin Going Strong Club: will be held in Ceol Corbrai on Monday 27th May at 2.00 p.m

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Glin Pier🏊‍♀️Lifeguards🏊‍♂️June

Glin Pier: Lifeguards will be on duty at Glin Pier on the June Bank Holiday weekend, then RETURNING in July and August when swimmers from Glin and the surrounding areas enjoy the wonderful safe facilities on offer. Many events/activities are planned for the waterfront this summer, including the Estuary Swim and the Triathlon.

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Conor Sheahan⚽️League🏆26/5/19

Conor Sheahan League 6pm Glin Rovers pitch 26/5/19. Jackie’s latest update:

Teams, fixtures and league table ready for the conor sheahan league this evening at 6 sharp. Any child that missed the last evening can still come along this evening.

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Glin Tidy Towns

Another few jobs off our list…and more to do. ‘Adopt a patch’ means everyone is responsible for outside their own properties… we don’t have enough volunteers to cover everything! Volunteers always welcome to Tidy Towns… Saturday mornings at 11am and Wednesday’s at 8pm. Turn up whenever you can. 👍. Thanks to Eoghan Ryan for his help this morning…

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Glin Tennis 🎾

REGISTRATION…..DATE CONFIRMED 🎾🎾🎾

SAT JUN 1

3 – 4 pm

Family rate E40

Adults E20

Students E10

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD..

We will have our coach Bryan back this Summer…watch this space for dates.

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Parish Newsletter: 25th/26th May 2019

Parish Newsletter                                            

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: www.limerickdiocese.org

25th/26th May, 2019: 6th Sunday of Easter.

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Marie Shine, Alice Moore

Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Denis Flaherty, Fiona Moore

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Paul Curley

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Jack Connolly, Clodagh Fitzgerald

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Nicola Cunningham

                                           Sunday 11am: Saoirse Culhane

Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Keela Normile, Ellen & Mary Moore

                                                Sunday: Colm MacNamara, Ellen & Conor Fitzgerald

Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Eadaoin MacNamara, Miriam O Connor, Michaela Regan, Alison & Marissa Hogan

                                               Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell

GLIN DEFIBRILLATOR NUMBER 068 59590/087 6230032…  ONLY TO BE USED IN AN EMERGENCY

Eucharistic Adoration: Many thanks to the 60+ people who filled in the Invitation cards at the weekend Masses of the 18’th/19’th May. This was an excellent response. We will begin Eucharistic Adoration on Friday 7th June at 10AM (after Mass) and finish at 9PM and continue every Friday after that until further notice. Appointment cards will be sent out over the next few days to each individual adorer showing your allocated hour. There will also be an inaugural Mass to formally launch Adoration in the parish on Saturday 8th June @ 7PM, Mass will be followed by Benediction and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 8PM. All Eucharistic adorers and family members are invited to attend.

Thank You: Fr. Crawford wishes to extend a big Thank You to those who contributed to the Easter Dues which amounted to €7,500.

St. Fergus’ National School: Volunteers will be calling to homes from Monday next the 27th May as part of our door to door fundraising collection for the school car park/set down area.  A receipt will be issued should you wish to make a donation at that time.  Alternatively you can drop your donation into the school office.  Thanking you for your support.

Glin Fairy Trail Family Fun Day: well done to all the committee members who on Sunday last provided a fun filled day with magic and make believe that many little fairies and knights will remember for many years to come. 

Glin Going Strong Club: will be held in Ceol Corbrai on Monday 27th May at 2.00 p.m.

GAA U10S: Well done to the U10s who Sunday last played in their 1st blitz of the year. They played St. Kierans in the 1st match and after a great battle lost out by the narrowest of margins. They then played Athea in the 2nd game which was a tight 1st half but they really got into their stride in the 2nd half and won well. They played very well overall and with some more training can improve! Well done to all the players.

Conor Sheahan League: The much anticipated league kicked off last Sunday evening at 6pm in Glin Rovers pitch.  It was lovely to see so many excited children’s faces from juniors right threw to 6th class all eager to take part.  Times and dates vary from week to week so please check on Glin Community News for up to date info. 

Books for sale: at Paddy Hogan’s shop. €2 each or 3 books for €5 and children’s books €1.  All proceeds in aid of Glin Men’s Shed.  Great value.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: The schools are off on 31st May so there will be no group that Friday.  €3 entry and refreshments are provided.

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.

Children’s Summer Camps 2019:  The Shannon Gaels Cúl Camp will take place in Gerald Griffins GAA pitch in Ballyhahill from Monday July 29th – Friday August 2nd. Book online at kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.  Soccer Camp: The Fai Summer Soccer camp is now open.  Book early to avoid disappointment. Visit www.summersoccerschools.ie for dates and locations. 

Best Wishes: wishing Paul Horan the very best in his new business.  ‘Pawls Boarding Kennels and Grooming Studio’ officially opened in Ballycullhane on May 21st. Good luck Paul. 

New Group: The newly formed “Mothers & Others” Group is now in its second week of training.  New members always welcome at Ballyhahill GAA pitch.  Come along next Wednesday evening from 7pm to 8pm.  

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Conor⚽️Sheahan🏆League 2019

Conor Sheahan League 2019 starts Sunday 19th May.

Some memories below….

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Fairy🧚‍♂️Trail🧚‍♀️Fun Day 19/5/19

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Parish Newsletter: 18th/19th May 2019.

Parish Newsletter                                            

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: www.limerickdiocese.org

18th/19th May, 2019: 5th Sunday of Easter.

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Betty Ann McSweeney, Mike Fennell

Sunday 11.00 a.m.: John Culhane, Grace Fitzgerald.

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Louise MacNamara

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Eva Fitzgerald

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Paul Curley

                                           Sunday 11am: John Connolly, Clodagh Fitzgerald

Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Jack Adams, Donnadh Daly, Luke Buckley

                                                Sunday: Breean & Síona Cunningham, Sean Maharg

Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Keela Normile, Ellen & Mary Moore

                                               Sunday: Colm MacNamara, Harry & Conor Fitzgerald

GLIN DEFIBRILLATOR NUMBER 068 59590/087 6230032…  ONLY TO BE USED IN AN EMERGENCY

Parish Adoration: commencing shortly.  We welcome guest speakers to Glin at Masses this weekend.

Trócaire: the collection for Trócaire this year amounted to €507.  There was also a contribution of €400 made from Church Funds.

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 Parish Pastoral Council – Golden Jubilee Celebration: Fr. Tom Crawford will celebrate his Golden Jubilee in June 2019. To mark this momentous occasion, Glin Parish Pastoral Council will host a celebration. Mass will be celebrated in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin on Sunday 23rd June at 1pm (no 11 o’ clock mass).  Afterwards there will be a light buffet served in Ceol Corbraí Hall. There will be entertainment with music and song from our local Glin talent.  We would like to extend a warm welcome to Fr. Crawford’s extended family and to our Glin parishioners to attend the celebration and to help Fr. Crawford mark this auspicious occasion.   Thank you Fr. Crawford for your 50 years of devoted service and commitment to the priesthood. You have been a joyful witness to all.
God bless you on your Golden Jubilee.  All are welcome and we are looking forward to the celebration.

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.

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.

Fairy Trail Family Fun Day: takes place on this 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!

Community Games: The Community Games Committee wish to thank everyone who contributed to our recent church gate collection which amounted to €519.  We have 2 competitors in National competition next weekend in UL.  Miriam O Connor is competing in gymnastics and Harry FitzGerald in cross country running. We wish them both well.

St. Fergus National School Carpark/Set Down Area: As you may be aware, following lengthy “behind the scenes work” by the Parking Committee and the Board of Management of St. Fergus’ National School, construction has begun on the badly needed parking/set down area for the School.  We thank those members of our school and wider community who have put so much effort into getting this project off the ground.  Due to increasing pupil numbers and the traffic congestion this leads to, the Board of Management believe that this measure will help improve health and safety for pupils, staff, parents/guardians and the wider community, in particular at drop off and collection times.   Despite an appeal to the Department of Education & Skills, we have been unable to secure funding for this project from the Department.  Through CLÁR funding (€50,000) and an allocation from the General Maintenance Allocation Roads Project 2019 (€25,000) from Limerick City & County Council, we have received a total of €75,000.  The total cost of the project is approximately €145,000.   The balance of money needed has been secured through a parish loan.  This loan of €70,000 must be repaid to parish funds.  Monies repaid by August 2019 will be interest free.  Subsequent balance to be repaid will be subject to a 5% interest rate as specified by the Limerick Diocesan Office.  In an effort to reduce the loan balance of €70,000 and avoid paying large amounts of interest we are seeking the assistance of parishioners through a door to door collection. Thanking you for your continued support and generosity.

Children’s Summer Camps 2019:  The Shannon Gaels Cúl Camp will take place in Gerald Griffins GAA pitch in Ballyhahill from Monday July 29th – Friday August 2nd. Book online at kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.  Soccer Camp: The Fai Summer Soccer camp is now open.  Book early to avoid disappointment. Visit www.summersoccerschools.ie for dates and locations. 

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Cuckoo at the Glin Knights Walk …

The CUCKOO has landed at Glin Knights Walk:

Turn up the volume….

The cuckoo comes in April

He sings his song in May

In June he changes his tune

And in July he flies away

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Glin Development Association Ltd.

Glin Public Realm – Part 8 – Planning Consultation hosted by Limerck City and County Council.

Glin Library…..

Monday 13th – 4pm to 7pm

Re – public realm improvements to Main St Glin and the N69.

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Glin Development Association Ltd…

Glin Public Realm – Part 8 – Planning Consultation hosted by Limerck City and County Council.

Glin Library…..

Monday 13th – 4pm to 7pm

Re – public realm improvements to Main St Glin and the N69.

All welcome.

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Parish Newsletter: 11th/12th May 2019.

Parish Newsletter                                            

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: www.limerickdiocese.org

11th/12th May, 2019: 4th Sunday of Easter.

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Michael O Connor, Mary Hogan

Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Sean Flanagan, Alice O Shaughnessy

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Margaret Hogan

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Mary Culhane

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Louise MacNamara

                                           Sunday 11am: Eva Fitzgerald

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

                                                Sunday: Olivia Palys, Ava Hogan & Aoibhe McCarthy

Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Jack Adams, Donnadh Daly, Luke Buckley

                                               Sunday: Breean & Síona Cunningham, Sean Maharg

GLIN DEFIBRILLATOR NUMBER 068 59590/087 6230032…  ONLY TO BE USED IN AN EMERGENCY

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 holding a bucket collection at Whit Weekend with proceeds of same being divided between the GAA and St. Fergus’ National School Parking/Set Down Area Fund.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

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 4pm 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.  See reverse side.

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 this 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 next 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!

Children’s Summer Camps 2019:  The Shannon Gaels Cúl Camp will take place in Gerald Griffins GAA pitch in Ballyhahill from Monday July 29th – Friday August 2nd. Book online at kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.  Soccer Camp: The Fai Summer Soccer camp is now open.  Book early to avoid disappointment. Visit www.summersoccerschools.ie for dates and locations. 

Unruly behaviour: There are recent reports of unruly and unacceptable behaviour around our village over the bank holiday weekend. A second report was made of individuals lighting a fire on the Knights Walk over the weekend. Please be vigilant and report any unacceptable behaviour to our local Garda or Glin Development.

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Glin Tennis

Thank you to Glin Development for facilitating the CE Scheme and Denis and Joe Mulcahy for the grass cutting at the Glin Tennis Court. Registration will be in early June….watch this space 🎾🎾

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Glin Tidy Towns – Cleanup date…Sat 11th

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Glin Tidy Towns – Election poster free…

Glin is a poster free zone! The N69 is awash with posters now and it’s refreshing to see Glin poster free. Thank you to all the candidates and especially our local nomination Cllr John Sheahan for respecting the environment and keeping Glin poster free. Let’s hope the posters are taken down ASAP after elections.

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A Preview of Glin Castle 🌳Gardens🌺

The video below is of Glin Castle Gardens described by Catherine FitzGerald, Madam Olda FitzGerald and Tom Wall.

This video was created by http://www.nowness.com

 

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Tour Glin Castle🏰 & 🌺Gardens🌳 with Catherine FitzGerald & Dominic West

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Rare & Special 🍃Plant🌺 Fair

Thanks to @nestafitzgerald for illustration.

Date for the diary in association with @bordbia.

Rare&SpecialPlantFair

#irishgardens #familyday #Crafts #Castletours @ Glin Castle

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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: www.limerickdiocese.org

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.

GLIN DEFIBRILLATOR NUMBER 068 59590/087 6230032…  ONLY TO BE USED IN AN EMERGENCY

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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Urgent Meeting – Water 🏊‍♀️Safety 🏊‍♂️Swim Classes

Sunday 28th April 2019

There is a very important meeting today SUNDAY at 3pm in Foynes .

The future of the water safety swim classes in GLIN is at stake. We need as much support as we can from concerned Glin families who take their children for water safety classes in Glin. The meeting takes place at 3 at the Firestation in Foynes. Your support and attendance is vital for the continuation of this facility in Glin. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD. THANKS 🏊‍♀🏊‍♂🏊‍♀🏊‍♂🏊‍♀🏊‍♂🏊‍♀🏊‍♂

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TLC5 – Glin Tidy Towns

What a fantastic turnout! A beautiful sunny day in Glin as a huge team including Glin Men’s Shed did a tour of Glin’s roads and townlands and filled a huge amount of bags with rubbish. All of limerick and county were out today doing their bit to keep Limerick litter free. Thank you to everyone who volunteered (not all in photos) and helped to keep Glin litter free. Thanks to Team Limerick Clean-Up for organising the event and supplying the equipment.

Also thanks to the JP McManus Fund and Mr Binman. #litterloutsout #keepGlinclean. Until next year…..TLC6🤞🐣

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Glin Tidy Towns – TLC5

What a great morning for the Team Limerick Cleanup 🌞🌞

  • Hoping to see a good turnout outside the Library at 10am.
  • Bags, gloves and vis vests available and a limited number of litter pickers (please bring one handed out from previous years if you have one).
  • Please be careful and work in twos
  • CHILDREN must be accompanied by adults and kept away from busy roads.
  • All rubbish collected must be in the official TLC bags and returned to the Library for Collection by Mr Binman later today.
  • Safety first and thank you in advance

KEEPING GLIN LITTER FREE ⚠️

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Free workshop on Sustainable Waste – Kilcornan.

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Team Limerick Cleanup – Glin – safety statement ⚠️

Team Limerick Clean Up – Glin

Time – 10 am on Good Friday

Meeting Place – Courthouse/Library.

Bags, gloves, and a limited amount of litter pickers available (please bring ones handed out in previous years)

NB… Health and Safety Statement below ….please read and be familiar with content.

Looking forward to a good turnout on the day…and weather looking very promising 🌞🌞

General Conditions*

• What to do in the event of an emergency

• They should not put themselves or any other person at risk during any Team Limerick Clean-Up event

• If they think a littered area is too dangerous for them, it is, and they should not clean in that area

• Not to work alone. Always work in a group of minimum 2 volunteers

• That there is a minimum number of 2 charged mobile phones available per group

• Not to climb and not use ladders

• To keep gates closed and avoid cleaning up natural materials such as logs, stones and weeds

I agree to the above conditions

Equipment*

• To use the safety equipment provided – gloves and high vis jackets

• To use the TLC warning signage – store this signage for future use

• To wear hi-visibility clothing and place warning signs at either end of the stretch of road while work is in progress

• To return any excess litter pickers, supplies signage to their group leader for future use.

I agree to the above conditions

Children*

• Children involved in all TLC events are the responsibility of their parents or guardians or a ‘responsible adult’ nominated by parent/guardian

• A minimum of 2 ‘responsible adults’ should always be present with any group of children (max 10 children per group)

• That children under 16 should not pick up litter by the roadside

I agree to the above conditions

First Aid & Hygiene*

• The location of the first aid for their group

• To wash hands before and after handling litter

• Cuts or grazes should be carefully covered up before the clean-up event with waterproof plasters

• Once the clean-up is completed, gloves should be removed and hands should be washed thoroughly in hot water before eating or drinking

I agree to the above conditions

Water*

• Not to plan their clean-up near deep mud, steep, slippery or crumbling banks, or polluted water

I agree to the above conditions

Road*

• That all relevant/appropriate rules of the road must be followed at all times and to work in the direction of traffic

• That motorways and all access slip roads to motorways are out of bounds

• Not to go on roundabouts

• To work on footpaths and verges with a 60 KM per hour speed limit or below

I agree to the above conditions

Consent*

I consent to be contacted via text about the TLC Campaign. I consent to my name being listed as a volunteer on the TLC Campaign. I consent to the use of my groups’ photo in TLC related social media, broadcast and print material. I consent that I am fully responsible for the volunteers in my group.

I accept

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Glin Knights Walk – leave no trace 👣

Some beautiful flora appearing at GLIN KNIGHTS WALK – Leave no trace 👣

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Parish Newsletter: 13th/14th April 2019.

Parish Newsletter                                            

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: www.limerickdiocese.org

13th/14th April 2019: Palm Sunday

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week: (Easter Saturday & Easter Sunday 20th & 21st April)

Vigil Mass 8.00 p.m.: Mary O Brien, Mary Hogan, Mike Fennell, Michael O Connor

Sunday 11.00 a.m.: John Culhane, Alice O Shaughnessy, Sean Flanagan

Holy Thursday: John Culhane, Mary Hogan

Good Friday: Marie McKenna, Grace Fitzgerald

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Ciara Shine

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Eufrocina Clemente

Holy Thursday: Margaret Hogan

Good Friday: Nodlaig Adams & John Prendergast

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Teresa Culhane & John Healy

                                           Sunday 11am: Annie Reidy

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

                                             Sunday: Zuzia Palys, Olivia Palys.

Holy Thursday: Katie & Julie Fitzell

Good Friday: Breean & Síona Cunningham

Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Jack Adams, Donnadh Daly, Luke Buckley

                                             Sunday: Breean Cunningham, Sionna Cunningham & Sean Maharg

GLIN DEFIBRILLATOR NUMBER .068 59590/087 6230032…  ONLY TO BE USED IN AN EMERGENCY

Holy Week/Easter Services as follows:

Monday 15th April:       Mass at 10.00 a.m. & Confessions

Tuesday 16th April:       Mass at 10.00 a.m. & Confessions

Wednesday 17th :           Mass at 10.00 a.m. & Confessions

Mass of Chrism in St. John’s Cathedral, Limerick at 7.30 p.m. The Holy Oils are used for Baptism, Confirmation and for the sick.

Thursday 18th April:     Evening Mass of The Lord’s Supper at 7.00 p.m. and Holy Hour will follow.

Friday 19th April:          Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00 p.m.

Alternative: Good Friday: Meditation on the Passion of Our Lord: The Knights Walk at 4pm. Stations of the Cross led by Fr. Crawford.

                                        Stations of the Cross at 7.00 p.m.

Saturday 20th April:       Blessing of Food at 12.00 – The Polish Community

Saturday 20th April:       Easter Vigil Mass begins at 8.00 p.m. with the Easter Fire.

Sunday 21st April:          Easter Sunday Mass at 11.00 a.m.

Notes in Local Papers: If you would like a note in The Observer or The Limerick Leader please email your notes to glinnotes@gmail.com by 7pm Sunday night to ensure publication for the coming week.

Enrolment forms: Applications for enrolment for the school year 2019/2020 are now available from both our Primary Schools.

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

St. Fergus’ National School Bake Sale: the pupils of 5th & 6th class held a bake sale at St. Fergus’ NS last Wednesday 10th April to raise funds for the Car Park/Set Down Area.  The amount raised came to €909.45.  Thank you to all for your generosity.

Save the Date: Fr. Crawford will be celebrating his Golden Jubilee this year.  To honour such a milestone in his life the Parish Pastoral Council will be hosting a community event in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall on Sunday 23rd June.  Please keep the date free to attend.  Further details later.

Congratulations: to Athea under 12’s basketball team who came first in division 3.  They beat Ballybunion on Tuesday night last 34-23.  It was a very tight game up until the last two quarters.  Well done to the management and player for their dedication throughout the year.  A special mention to our own Donnadh Daly who is on the team.

Team Limerick Clean Up – Good Friday – 10 am – Glin Library. Glin will be heading out on Good Friday morning to take part in the annual cleanup sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund. The event has seen over 360 tonnes of litter gathered from the streets by volunteers and event partner Mr. Binman since inception in 2015. Overall participation figures have passed the 60,000-mark and included over 550 volunteer groups from every town in Limerick last year……Are you in?  Bags and gloves and vis vests will be available to collect from Peg at the Library in advance, and outside the Library on Good Friday morning, beginning at 10 am. Please, if you have a litter picker, bring it along or give it to a neighbour if you are not available to help on Good Friday. All rubbish collected can then be brought back to the Library yard for Collection later by Mr Binman.

It is an obligation to us all to be litter aware and to report any sightings of rubbish and fly tipping. We are all volunteers doing the best we can to keep Glin litter free, to take pride in our beautiful town, and to shame the litter louts who think it is acceptable to dump rubbish on our roads and so casually throw litter from their cars and trucks.  CHILDREN must be accompanied by adults for safety and kept to quieter roads/areas.   Hoping for a good turnout from our community on Good Friday….YOUR PATCH, YOUR PRIDE.

Glin Tennis.  New season, new net….Glin Tennis court now open….

Anyone for Tennis?  Family – €40.  Adult – €20.  Student -€10

Contact Marie at 086 8691821.  All welcome.

Glin TriClub: We are delighted to inform you that we have rescheduled the 5K fun walk/run on the Knights Walk for Easter Monday 22nd April, starting at 10am from Glin Castle Gates.  All welcome to this free event – for further information go to www.glintriclub.com

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FREE Social Media Training for Small Business

Spaces are still available for this free three part  Social Media Training Programme for Business starting today 9/4/19.

Pre-booking is essential by email to sicap@wlr.ie

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Great🍥Bake🥧Sale🎂10/4/19

The pupils of 5th & 6th Class in St. Fergus’ National School are holding a Bake Sale to support the school with the Parking/Set Down area fundraising. 

The Cake Sale will be held on Wednesday next the 10th April at 10.00 a.m. 

Please come along for a treat and support our pupils with their sale of homemade cakes. 

All very welcome

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Church⛪Cleanup🗑for Easter

Volunteers: On Wednesday 10th April there will be a cleaning of the inside of the Church for Easter, starting at 2.00 p.m.  If you would like to volunteer please come to the Church, even a half hour of your time would be appreciated.  If you could bring a hoover with you that would be very useful, the more hoovers the quicker it will be done.  It is hoped that the Church will be hoovered, the seats dusted, the gallery cleaned & hoovered and the area around the Altar hoovered and cleaned.  The crying rooms cleaned and hoovered.  If any men are free they could push back the seats to make the hoovering easier.

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ICA Meeting 12/4/19

ICA Meeting: on Friday 12th April at 7.30 p.m.  New members welcome.

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Knights Walk 🏃‍♀️Fun🏃‍♂️Walk 22/4/19

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Ceol🎻Concert🎶10/4/19

 

Bucket collection on the way in to support our young musician’s entering the flash with extra tuition. Everyone welcome 😀😀

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Parish Newsletter: 6th/7th April 2019.

Parish Newsletter                                            

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: www.limerickdiocese.org

6th/7th April 2019: 5th Sunday of Lent

May this day and the scripture we hear call us to look at the depth of our faith.  We are called on to look into our hearts to show forgiveness and reconciliation to all we meet.  Christ’s forgiveness is without condemnation.

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: Nicola Cunningham

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Saoirse Culhane

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Ciara Shine

                                           Sunday 11am: Eufrocina Clemente

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

GLIN DEFIBRILLATOR NUMBER .068 59590/087 6230032…  ONLY TO BE USED IN AN EMERGENCY

Glin Defibrillator Group have recently changed the Glin Defibrillator emergency phone number.  The new number is 068 59590.  Please take down this number and keep it in a visible area in your home/business/office. BOTH NUMBERS ARE CURRENTLY IN SERVICE AND WILL GET THROUGH TO THE GLIN DEFIBRILLATOR CFR TEAM.  PLEASE ONLY USE THESE NUMBERS IN AN EMERGENCY.

Notes in Local Papers: If you would like a note in The Observer or The Limerick Leader please email your notes to glinnotes@gmail.com by 7pm Sunday night to ensure publication for the coming week.

Annual  Chrism Mass: Bishop Leahy would like to invite you to the annual Chrism Mass that will take place in St. John’s Cathedral on Wednesday of Holy Week (17th April) at 7.30 p.m.  The Chrism Mass is the great annual gathering of the Diocese – lay faithful, religious, priests and Bishop, all gathered in the one Eucharist.  Everyone renews their baptismal promises and the priests renew the promises made at Ordination.  The sacred oils are blessed.  It is always a joyful, moving ceremony of the People of God united with one another around the Bishop. 

End of Year Music Class Concert: will be held on Wednesday next the 10th April in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall at 6.30 p.m.  All Welcome.  There will be a bucket collection on the way in to help support our young musicians entering the fleadh with extra tuition.  Fleadh entries are been taken at the concert or contact Máire on 087-6413799 before Sunday 21st April.  Go raibh maith agat.

Glin Great Bake Sale:  The pupils of 5th & 6th Class in St. Fergus’ National School are holding a Bake Sale to support the school with the Parking/Set Down area fundraising.  The Cake Sale will be held on Wednesday next the 10th April at 10.00 a.m.  Please come along for a treat and support our pupils with their sale of homemade cakes.  All very welcome

Congratulations: to Katie Fitzell and Julie Fitzell who won Silver at the Gymnastics National Series held in the Blanchardstown Sports Arena on Saturday 30th March.

ICA Meeting: on Friday 12th April at 7.30 p.m.  New members welcome.

Glin Development Association and Cllr John Sheahan:  are delighted to announce that the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has allocated 111,000 to help repair and maintain Glin Pier.  Glin Development are currently working on plans to build a floating pontoon at the Pier and this announcement is very welcome news indeed.

Official Park Opening: Come along on Sunday, April 7 to the official opening of Loughill Park at 1pm.  It’s sure to be great day.  

Coffee Morning: Joan and Kathleen Sheehy are holding a Coffee Morning in Barretts Bar, Glin on Sunday 14th April at 11.30 a.m. to raise much needed funds for Deel Animal Action Group.  DAAG is a registered charity made up of volunteers whose aim it is to rescue and re-home stray dogs, cats etc.  They vaccinate, neuter and microchip each animal before re-homing them.  Any money raised at the coffee morning goes to paying their very large vet bills.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.  All are very welcome.

Volunteers: On Wednesday 10th April there will be a cleaning of the inside of the Church for Easter, starting at 2.00 p.m.  If you would like to volunteer please come to the Church, even a half hour of your time would be appreciated.  If you could bring a hoover with you that would be very useful, the more hoovers the quicker it will be done.  It is hoped that the Church will be hoovered, the seats dusted, the gallery cleaned & hoovered and the area around the Altar hoovered and cleaned.  The crying rooms cleaned and hoovered.  If any men are free they could push back the seats to make the hoovering easier.

Glin baby & toddler group: continues each Friday morning during term time.  €3 per family and refreshments provided.  Come along and bring a few friends, you’ll be surprised by all the toys suitable for all ages! Ceol Corbraí Hall from 10am.

Team Limerick Clean Up – Good Friday – 10 am – Glin library.  Glin will be heading out on Good Friday morning to take part in the annual cleanup sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund. The event has seen over 360 tonnes of litter gathered from the streets by volunteers and event partner Mr. Binman since inception in 2015. Overall participation figures have passed the 60,000-mark and included over 550 volunteer groups from every town in Limerick last year……Are you in?

Bags and gloves and vis vests will be available to collect from Peg at the Library in advance, and outside the Library on Good Friday morning, beginning at 10 am. Please, if you have a litter picker, bring it along or give it to a neighbour if you are not available to help on Good Friday. All rubbish collected can then be brought back to the Library yard for Collection later by Mr Binman.

It is an obligation to us all to be litter aware and to report any sightings of rubbish and fly tipping. We are all volunteers doing the best we can to keep Glin litter free, to take pride in our beautiful town, and to shame the litter louts who think it is acceptable to dump rubbish on our roads and so casually throw litter from their cars and trucks.

CHILDREN must be accompanied by adults for safety and kept to quieter roads/areas.

Hoping for a good turnout from our community on Good Friday….YOUR PATCH, YOUR PRIDE.

Lent: Week 5 – Reflection

Is Jesus here the God of surprises?  Some men had brought a sinful woman to him.  Would he condemn, and approve of death by stoning?  They wondered what he might say about the law.  They had come to punish her.  His actions were different.

No condemnation of the woman and no condemnation of them either, just a very challenging question about the way we condemn people – ‘if you have no sin, cast the first stone.’  No words about law – just a writing in the sand and we don’t know what he wrote. 

A surprising Rabbi, a surprising God.

Whatever way he acted, they did not argue.  Maybe they saw some truth.  They just quietly left.  Maybe they got some message that love, like his for the woman, was more important than such a violent law, to stone someone to death.

A surprise for the woman also.  She was so used to being condemned, with no mention of the partner in adultery.  She realised that because of Jesus now, nobody condemned her.  Because of Jesus she no longer condemned herself.  Because of this love and acceptance, she had strength not to sin again which was the challenge given to her by Jesus ‘go and sin no more.’

Lord by your cross and resurrection, you have set us free.  You are the saviour of the world.

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

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Team Limerick Clean Up – Good Friday 19th APRIL.

TEAM LIMERICK CLEAN UP – GOOD FRIDAY – 10 am – GLIN LIBRARY.

Glin will be heading out on Good Friday morning to take part in the annual cleanup sponsored by 
the JP McManus Benevolent Fund. The event has seen over 360 tonnes of litter gathered from the streets by volunteers and event partner Mr. Binman since inception in 2015. Overall participation figures have passed the 60,000-mark and included over 550 volunteer groups from every town in Limerick last year……Are you in?

Bags and gloves and vis vests will be available to collect from Peg at the Library in advance, and outside the Library on Good Friday morning, beginning at 10 am. Please, if you have a litter picker, bring it along or give it to a neighbour if you are not available to help on Good Friday. All rubbish collected can then be brought back to the Library yard for Collection later by Mr Binman.
It is an obligation to us all to be litter aware and to report any sightings of rubbish and fly tipping. We are all volunteers doing the best we can to keep Glin litter free, to take pride in our beautiful town, and to shame the litter louts who think it is acceptable to dump rubbish on our roads and so casually throw litter from their cars and trucks.
CHILDREN must be accompanied by adults for safety and kept to quieter roads/areas. 
Hoping for a good turnout from our community on Good Friday….YOUR PATCH, YOUR PRIDE. 

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Glin Defibrillator Group…new emergency number

Glin Defib emergency number 068 59590/087 6230032….

Glin Defibrillator Group have recently changed the Glin Defibrillator emergency phone number.  The new number is 068 59590.  Please take down this number and keep it in a visible area in your home/business/office. BOTH NUMBERS ARE CURRENTLY IN SERVICE AND WILL GET THROUGH TO THE GLIN DEFIBRILLATOR CFR TEAM.  PLEASE ONLY USE THESE NUMBERS IN AN EMERGENCY. 

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Glin Tennis

NEW SEASON….NEW NET…

Anyone for Tennis?

Family – E40

Adult – E20

Student -E10

Contact Marie at 086 8691821 🎾🎾

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🌳Tree🌲Week and Knights Walk

National National Tree Week is Sunday 31 March – Sunday 7 April 2019. #TreeWeek2019

The Knights Walk has signs on specimen trees…. see if you can find them all…

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Tidy🌼Towns🌎Tip🌳of the Day🦋

Butterflies love over-ripe bananas…

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Coffee Morning – April 14th ..🐕🐕🐈🐈🐕🐕

NOTICE – JOAN & KATHLEEN SHEEHY – hosting a coffee morning in Barretts Bar, Glin, Sunday April 14th at 11:30am to raise much needed funds for Deel Animal Action Group.

D.A.A.G. are a registered charity made up of a group of volunteers from West Limerick who rescue and re-home stray dogs cats etc .They neuter microchip and vaccinate them before re-homing them.

Any support would be greatly appreciated. All are welcome

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Parish Newsletter: 30th/31st March 2019.

Parish Newsletter                                            

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: www.limerickdiocese.org

30th/31st March 2019: 4th Sunday of Lent

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Betty Ann McSweeney, Mike Fennell, Alice Moore

Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Denis Flaherty, Fiona Moore

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Paul Curley

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Jack Connolly, Clodagh Fitzgerald

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Nicola Cunningham

                                           Sunday 11am: Saoirse Culhane

Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Keela Normile, Ellen & Mary Moore

                                              Sunday: Colm MacNamara, Conor & Harry Fitzgerald

Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Éadaoin MacNamara, Miriam O Connor, Michaela Regan, Alison & Marissa Hogan

                                               Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Notes in Local Papers: If you would like a note in The Observer or The Limerick Leader please email your notes to glinnotes@gmail.com by 7pm Sunday night to ensure publication for the coming week.

Annual  Chrism Mass: Bishop Leahy would like to invite you to the annual Chrism Mass that will take place in St. John’s Cathedral on Wednesday of Holy Week (17th April) at 7.30 p.m.  The Chrism Mass is the great annual gathering of the Diocese – lay faithful, religious, priests and Bishop, all gathered in the one Eucharist.  Everyone renews their baptismal promises and the priests renew the promises made at Ordination.  The sacred oils are blessed.  It is always a joyful, moving ceremony of the People of God united with one another around the Bishop. 

Volunteers: On Wednesday 10th April there will be a cleaning of the inside of the Church for Easter, starting at 2.00 p.m.  If you would like to volunteer please come to the Church, even a half hour of your time would be appreciated.  If you could bring a hoover with you that would be very useful, the more hoovers the quicker it will be done.  It is hoped that the Church will be hoovered, the seats dusted, the gallery cleaned & hoovered and the area around the Altar hoovered and cleaned.  The crying rooms cleaned and hoovered.  If any men are free they could push back the seats to make the hoovering easier.

Coffee Morning: Joan and Kathleen Sheehy are holding a Coffee Morning in Barretts Bar, Glin on Sunday 14th April at 11.30 a.m. to raise much needed funds for Deel Animal Action Group.  DAAG is a registered charity made up of volunteers whose aim it is to rescue and re-home stray dogs, cats etc.  They vaccinate, neuter and microchip each animal before re-homing them.  Any money raised at the coffee morning goes to paying their very large vet bills.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.  All are very welcome.

End of an Era: The 29th December, 2018 was a very sad day for the village when we said a fond farewell to Michael O’ Rourke who closed his butchers on the Main Street. Michael ran his business for many many years in the same premises when he took over from his father in law Paddy Stack. Wishing you a very happy retirement Michael. 

Glin baby & toddler group: continues each Friday morning during term time.  €3 per family and refreshments provided.  Come along and bring a few friends, you’ll be surprised by all the toys suitable for all ages! Ceol Corbraí Hall from 10am.

Glin Library: has bags, gloves and yellow jackets for anybody who wishes to get involved in the clean-up of our roads. Just call in.

Well done: Glin Community Games participated in under age art and handwriting competitions this year, which were held in Shanagolden Community Centre in mid-February. The standard was extremely high in all categories and our team did us very proud. Congratulations to Eimear O’Sullivan who placed 4th in the Community Games U10 Handwriting competition. Eimear received her medal last week at an award ceremony in the Woodlands, Adare.

Glin Defibrillator: Thank you to all the participants who completed Defibrillator and CPR Training on Saturday, March 23. Your Certs will be processed in due course.  Check out Glin Defibrillator FB Page for updates.

GAA NEWS: Membership must be paid in-full before March 31st to be an eligible member. Family Membership (2 Adults + 2 Minors) = €80, Adult (over 18) Membership = €40, Minor (under 18) Membership = €20.  

Best of Luck to Glin girls Caolainn Healy and Muirne Wall as they play for Tralee Ladies Rugby Team in the All Ireland final against Cooke of Belfast.  The game takes place in Ashbourne, Co. Meath this Saturday.

Congratulations to the Glin U16 girls basketball team who won silver in the Community Games basketball. They played their hearts out to Broadford, St.Senans and Athea. They displayed great teamwork and spirit on the day. Well done girls. Also congratulations to Jack O Connor who took 3rd place in the U9s 300m in Shanagolden on Sunday last.   

Lent: Week 4 – Reflection

In this Sunday’s reading, Paul says that, for anyone in Christ, ‘there is a new creation’. This echoes with the prayer at Baptism when the newly baptised is clothed with the white shawl; ‘you are a new creation clothed in Christ – see in this white garment the outward sign of your Christian dignity’.

Our baptism shawls have long ago been put away. But what about the truth about each of us that our white garments represent? Our sense of our Christian dignity cannot be put away or forgotten. We need to carry that sense of ourselves each day.

Think of our Baptism as our first experience of God’s gaze of pure, unconditional love. That gaze tells us who we are. That gaze bestows dignity. We can stand tall, confident, as we let that gaze sink into our hearts.

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Vintage🚗 Run🚜 31/3/19

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Basketball🏀Community🥈Games

Congratulations to Glin U16 girls basketball team who won silver in community games basketball. They played their hearts out to Broadford, St.Senans and Athea. They displayed great teamwork and spirit on the day.

Pictured front row L-R Ella O’Connor, Amelie Brogan Ryan, Marissa Hogan, Orla McNamara

Back row L-R Ella Tobin, Natalia Lansiak, Anna Daly, Roise McIntyre.

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Parish Newsletter: 23rd/24th March 2019

Parish Newsletter                                            

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: www.limerickdiocese.org

23rd/24th March 2019: 3rd Sunday of Lent

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Michael O Connor, Marie Shine, Mary Hogan

Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Sean Flanagan, Alice O Shaughnessy

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Louise MacNamara

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Eva Fitzgerald

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Paul Curley

                                           Sunday 11am: Jack Connolly, Clodagh Fitzgerald

Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Donnadh Daly, Luke Buckley, Jack Adams

                                              Sunday: Síona & Breean Cunningham, Seán Maharg

Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Ellen & Mary Moore, Keela Normile

                                              Sunday: Conor & Harry Fitzgerald, Colm MacNamara

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Notes in Local Papers: If you would like a note in The Observer or The Limerick Leader please email your notes to glinnotes@gmail.com by 7pm Sunday night to ensure publication for the coming week.

Glin Community Alert: would like to thank everybody who contributed to our Church Gate collection last weekend.  Thanks also to the members of Community alert for their help on the day.  The sum of €640 was raised.

Glin Going Strong Club: will be held on the 25th March in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall at 2.00 pm.

St. Fergus’ National School: Congratulations on qualifying for the SPAR Primary 5s Limerick County Soccer Finals!  There were 87 schools and over 270 teams to start with so it’s a huge achievement to get to the finals.  The final will be held on Thursday 2nd May and we wish them every success.  Well done to all involved.

Community Games: The County Community Games cross country running will be held on this Sunday March, 24 in Shanagolden at 2pm. All competitors need to be there no later than 1.45pm. We will have a Glin banner there so please come to where this is located. Any queries call Dave FitzGerald on 086 2472297.   Our U16s and u13s played in the Community Games Chess County competition last weekend in Newcastle West. Our U16s renewed rivalry with NCW whom we beat last year to win the title. However we were knocked off our perch with some very close tussles before losing to NCW by 3 boards to 2.  Our u13’s also had a great tournament with a creditable performance achieving 4th place with 8 teams competing. All involved enjoyed the day and was a credit to the NCW chess club for organizing the room, food and refreshments for a thoroughly great day of chess.  Teams were U16s: Maurice Fitzgerald. David Sheehan, Conor Fitzgerald, Jim Culhane, Jamie Ruddle. U13s Cian Fitzgerald, Jerry Ruddle, Sean Adams, Paula-Eve Culhane, Daniella Thompson and Gabriella Thompson.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: *please note new opening day* The group will now operate on Friday mornings going forward.  The opening time remains the same 10am to 12 noon. The group received €2000 funding before the summer holidays and this money has been spent on beautiful new toys. We really hope more families can attend the group as we rely solely on the community’s support.  €3 per family, refreshments provided for adults and children.  We look forward to seeing you. 

Temporary Lifeguards wanted:  for Glin Pier and Kilteery Pier during summer 2019.  Contact Limerick County Council. 

Glin Library: has bags, gloves and yellow jackets for anybody who wishes to get involved in the clean-up of our roads. Just call in.

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

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Parish Newsletter: 16th/17th March 2019

16th/17th March 2019: 2nd Sunday of Lent/St. Patrick’s Day

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

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

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

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Margaret Hogan

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Mary Culhane

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Louise MacNamara

                                           Sunday 11am: Eva Fitzgerald

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

                                              Sunday: Olivia Palys, Ava Hogan & Aoibhe McCarthy

Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Donnadh Daly, Luke Buckley & Jack Adams

                                               Sunday: Síona & Breean Cunnigham, Seán Maharg

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Notes in Local Papers: If you would like a note in The Observer or The Limerick Leader please email your notes to glinnotes@gmail.com by 7pm Sunday night to ensure publication for the coming week.

St. Fergus’ National School: The Board of Management, pupils and staff of St. Fergus’ N.S. wish to extend their thanks to all who bought tickets for the Fund Raising Fashion Show, which was held in Ceol Corbraí on Wednesday 13th March.  Following expenses, the amount of €4,480 has been lodged into the school bank account to help with the repayment of the Parish Loan of €70,000. This amount has surpassed our expectations and will go a big way towards the first year’s instalment.  A special word of thanks to John Healy, John Brown, John Culhane & Michael Donnellan of Ceol Corbraí Community Hall, who gave so willingly of their time to help with the hosting of this event.  Also our thanks to the Parents Association & the members of the Glin Men’s Shed who were a great help & support with this fundraiser.  As well as being a financial success, the night was a wonderful opportunity for the school and wider community to come together to enjoy a wonderful evening’s entertainment. Thank you for helping St. Fergus’ NS to extend community links in this way. In St. Fergus, we believe that positive relations between home, parish and school are vital to the sustainment of happy and healthy children.

Sum of Money: found outside on the street near the Church on the 11th March.  It can be collected at Hogans Shop.

Milford Hospice Fundraising Committee: wish to thank most sincerely all those who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection, €1,510 was collected, a great tribute to the generosity of the congregation.  A special word of thanks to the members of Glin I.C.A. who braved the harsh elements to assist with the collection.

Church Gate Collection: Glin Community & Text Alert are holding their ANNUAL church gate collection this weekend Saturday 16 and & March 17.  Your support is greatly appreciated. 

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: *please note new opening day* The group will now operate on Friday mornings going forward.  The opening time remains the same 10am to 12 noon. The group received €2000 funding before the summer holidays and this money has been spent on beautiful new toys. We really hope more families can attend the group as we rely solely on the community’s support.  €3 per family, refreshments provided for adults and children.  We look forward to seeing you. 

Temporary Lifeguards wanted:  for Glin Pier and Kilteery Pier during summer 2019.  Contact Limerick County Council. 

Glin Library: has bags, gloves and yellow jackets for anybody who wishes to get involved in the clean-up of our roads. Just call in.

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

St. Patrick’s Day Prayer

As I arise today,
may the strength of God pilot me,
the power of God uphold me,
the wisdom of God guide me.

May the eye of God look before me,
the ear of God hear me,
the word of God speak for me.

May the hand of God protect me,
the way of God lie before me,
the shield of God defend me,
the host of God save me.

May Christ shield me today.

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit,
Christ when I stand,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.  Amen.

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POSTPONED Knights Fun 🏃‍♀️Run / 🚶‍♂️Walk 16/3/19

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Launch of new viewing point at Glin Pier.

Fáilte Ireland has unveiled 11 new viewing points along the Shannon Estuary Way – the first of a series of Wild Atlantic Way looped drives created to encourage visitors to explore other parts of the region and stay longer.

Developed with an investment of €225,000, the Shannon Estuary Way takes visitors on a drive through an area of remarkable unspoilt beauty, across the Shannon Estuary on Shannon Ferries, encouraging them to explore the many delightful towns, villages and world famous shore fishing sites within the area.

Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan with Chairperson of Glin Development, John Anthony Culhane, Catriona Scully of West Limerick Resources and Councillor John Sheahan Glin, and members of Glin Development.

The new viewing points on the looped drive across Limerick and Clare (Ringmoylan Pier,

Ballysteen Pier, Boland’s Meadow, Kilteery Pier, Glin Pier, Knock Pier, Labasheeda Quay, Killadysert Pier, Covraghan Pier, Clarecastle Pier and Tullyglass Point) will compel visitors to stop, enjoy the view and engage with the stories of each local area.

Launching the viewing points were Cllr Michael Collins, Caitriona Scully (West Limerick Resources), Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan and Siobhan King of Failte Ireland |PICTURE: Diarmuid Green

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🧘‍♀️Pilates🧘‍♂️ 13th March

PILATES CLASS – Starting this Wednesday March 13th – 7:15pm for 6 weeks in CLOVER FIELD, Glin. Info – 087 7798437

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Margaret Mulcahy – legend

Margaret is finishing up on her CE Scheme this coming Friday the 8th March. Glin Development and Tidy Towns would like to thank Margaret for her dedication and hard work during her year on the scheme. She was dedicated, observant and she takes a great pride in her duty in keeping the whole town of Glin litter free. It is hoped she will get back on another scheme very soon. Thank you Margaret from everyone in Glin and thanks to West Limerick Resources who facilitate the scheme.  As spring and summer are approaching we would ask everyone to be mindful of litter and pick up same when possible. Also if you own a dog, please be responsible and do the right thing if your dog fouls the streets. This was a bugbear of Margaret’s, and no doubt she will still be on the lookout for offenders! 

Best of luck Margaret!   

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Parish Newsletter: 9th/10th March 2019

9th/10th March 2019: 1st Sunday of Lent. 

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Betty Ann McSweeney, Mike Fennell, Alice Moore

Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Denis Flaherty, Fiona Moore

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

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

                                               Sunday: Olivia Palys, Ava Hogan & Aoibhe McCarthy

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Notes in Local Papers: If you would like a note in The Observer or The Limerick Leader please email your notes to glinnotes@gmail.com by 7pm Sunday night to ensure publication for the coming week.

St. Fergus’ National School Carpark/Set Down Area: The Board of Management of St. Fergus’ N.S. wishes to advise members of the Parish and School Community, of the commencement of construction works on the School grounds in the coming days. The project involves the creation of a Parking/Set Down Area to facilitate the increasing number of cars at drop off and collections times. This badly needed project is a long time in the making and will help to maintain a safe environment for pupils and adults alike. We would particularly like to thank Fr. Crawford and Councillor John Sheahan for their tireless work in securing funding to allow the School to begin these works. The Parish Loan of €70,000 will have to be paid back, with interest over the coming years. Fundraising with this purpose, begins, with an evening of Fun and Fashion, in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall on Wednesday 13th March 2019. Doors open at 7.00 p.m. with a complimentary Prosecco & Glin Slim Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Reception with Tasty Finger Food.  Please join us and the ever enthusiastic Celia Holman Lee for our Fashion Show.  Tickets costing only €15 are available from the School Office on 068/34344, local shops or from Maura in Brides Boutique on 087-7539926.  It promises to be a great night, with lots of really wonderful spot prizes and door prize.  Also best dressed on the night sponsored by Brides Boutique & Hair Salon.  Boutiques taking part in this extravaganza of fashion are: Brides Boutique Glin, McConnell by Anne Behan Killaloe, Anettes Adare, CoCo Boutique Listowel, Bella Sola Newcastle West, Caroline Mitchell Limerick, Esthers Casuals Abbeyfeale and Gatsby Menswear Newcastle West.  Please support this fundraiser for the parking/set down area.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Church Gate Collection: for the Glin Community Alert & Text Alert will be held next weekend the 16th and 17th March.  Thanking you in advance.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: *please note new opening day* The group will now operate on Friday mornings going forward.  The opening time remains the same 10am to 12 noon. The group received €2000 funding before the summer holidays and this money has been spent on beautiful new toys. We really hope more families can attend the group as we rely solely on the community’s support.  €3 per family, refreshments provided for adults and children.  We look forward to seeing you. 

Clothing Collection: Both Primary Schools in the parish will be holding a clothing collection on Wednesday next the 13th March.  Thanking you for your support.

Quiz Night: Ballyhahill NS Parents Association are holding a quiz night in Knockdown on Friday, March 15 at 9pm. €5 per person. Top prize of €100 and lots of spot prizes too. All welcome.

Milford Hospice Collection: A Church Gate collection in aid of Milford Hospice will take place this Saturday 9th March and Sunday 10th March.  Please give as generously as possible to this good cause.

Found: Amazon tablet with green cover found Saturday evening on side of road at Bill Costellos cross. Please contact Glin Community News Facebook page if yours.

Temporary Lifeguards wanted:  for Glin Pier and Kilteery Pier during summer 2019.  Contact Limerick County Council. 

Knights fun run/walk: Glin Triathlon Club are organizing a free 5km run/walk event starting at 10am at the Castle Gates on Sunday, 16th March. There will also be a junior event for the younger participant.  All are welcome to take part, do what you can and enjoy the atmosphere. Special thanks to Glin development for facilitating this event. 

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

Glin Library: has bags, gloves and yellow jackets for anybody who wishes to get involved in the clean-up of our roads. Just call in.

Thank You Margaret Mulcahy: Margaret is finished up on her CE Scheme on Friday, March 8.  Glin Development and Glin Tidy Towns would like to thank Margaret for her dedication and hard work during her year on the scheme. She took great pride in her duty in keeping the whole town of Glin litter free.  It is hoped she will get back on another scheme very soon. Thank you Margaret from everyone in Glin and thanks to West Limerick Resources who facilitate the scheme.  As spring and summer are approaching we would ask everyone to be mindful of litter and pick up same when possible.  Also if you own a dog, please be responsible and do the right thing if your dog fouls the streets. We wish Margaret well in her future endeavours.

Emma’s Art: Emma O’Connor Bray heads back to Limericks Milk market to showcase her art work for the upcoming exhibition with #artlimerick on the 17th March (St Patricks Day) if you want to view her collection along with other local art and artists in person please come along.

Glin Development Association & ICA: will be commencing work on the triangle at the bottom of the town over the next few weeks.

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