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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Parish Newsletter: 21st/22nd March 2020.

Parish Newsletter – 21st/22nd March, 2020. Fourth Sunday of Lent.                           

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: http://www.limerickdiocese.org

 ALL WEEKEND MASSES

Including week day Masses

 CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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

Covid-19: The official Covid-19 helpline for the MidWest is 1890 300 046

COVID-19 GLIN HELPERS: Approx 35 members of Glin Community have come forward to offer help and assistance to the elderly, those with underlying conditions and the vulnerable in this difficult time.  If you need groceries from the shops, your prescription picked up or dropped off etc, then please request our help.  The list of ‘Helpers’ will be available from Glin Post Office this week.  PLEASE ASK FOR THIS LIST.  Everyone in the list, is there to help you. THIS IS A VOLUNTARY SERVICE AND FOR THOSE THAT GENUINELY NEED HELP. Every member of the group want to help you but also protect you from the COVID-19 virus.  With this in mind we will: Wear protective gloves, we will NOT enter your home, We will keep our distance – We want to keep you safe. You can also request the list from GLIN COMMUNITY NEWS FACEBOOK PAGE or by contacting 087 319 2449.

Glin Post Office:

In light of what we are going through at the moment, we would like to notify our customers that the Post Office is an essential national service and will remain open no matter what happens.  We are asking customers to please observe coughing/sneezing etiquette and social distancing instructions to ensure safety to staff and fellow customers.  We urge our elderly members of the community to avail of using an ‘Agent’ to collect their Dept of Social Protection payments. The ‘Agent’ can be a family member or friend that you trust.  They will need to collect a form from Glin Post Office and you will need to sign it, giving permission for the ‘Agent’ to collect your payment for you.  Any questions please call Michelle at Glin Post Office 068 34100 

Glin Allcare Pharmacy: phone number 068 34117

Glin Garda Station: If you feel unsafe or need help please contact Garda Billy McElligot 068 34100. 

MACE Adam’s of Glin: are providing delivery in the Glin area if required. This service will be provided to the elderly of our community and those who genuinely need the service. Please call 068 26978. Wishing good health to all our customers over the coming weeks.

Hogans Shop: are offering their customers, due to the Corona virus, that do not wish to come to Glin, the option of having their shopping delivered to their homes – no charge. Please contact us if you wish to avail of this option.  068 34508

Taste Restaurant: is currently open. We would like to inform our customers that in the last few days new measures for customers and the staff’s health and safety have been placed. We value your support at this critical time. It is up to all of us to play our part. 

Glin Grub: is still currently open and have implemented new health and safety conditions for your safety.

Glin Rovers Lotto Results:(Please note future draws are deferred until further notice and the sale of tickets on hold) Numbers Drawn: 10, 14, 21 & 30. €22,900 NOT WON Lucky Dips: €80-Tom & Ann O’Connell, €30 Maurice J. Fitzgerald, €20 Dan & Sheila Nolan. House Draw: Shauna Kelly. Promoters Prize: Magpie Bar, 10 Free Tickets: Brid Histon, 5 Free Tickets: Moss Culhane.

Glin Men’s Shed: Well done to Megan Farrell, last weeks bonus ball winner.  If you would like to play and try and win E50 call to McNamaras Shop or Hogans Shop where it costs E2 to play. The Men’s Shed is closing immediately following recent developments with Coronavirus. It is a difficult decision to make but the health of the members and the community is paramount. We hope that this closure will be of short  duration.  We wish all our members, supporters and subscribers a safe and healthy journey through the current crisis.

Brides Boutique: have decided to close their boutique and hair saloon to ensure the health and safety of staff, families, friends, our loyal customers and community at large. Thank you for your continued support and your loyalty.

Glin & Loughill Parks: are closed until further notice.

Glin GAA: Due to the current circumstances, Glin GAA Lotto will not take place until firther notice. We will keep our supporters notified of when it will resume.

Glin Library: is temporarily closed and will open soon.

Urban Angels: will return in due course.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: is closed until further notice. 

GLIN COMHALTAS:  Due to the Covid-19 virus, all music classes in Glin are suspended until further notice and the planned concert for April 1st will be postponed to another time!

Glin Tri Club: Unfortunately we have to postpone our annual Easter Monday 5km from Glin Castle and around the Knights Walk – we hope we can rearrange this at a later date – in the meantime keep exercising! 

Team Limerick Cleanup:  is now postponed until further notice.

St. SENANS SOCIAL SERVICES, Foynes, in association with the other parishes in our Pastoral area propose to organise a day Pilgrimage to Knock on 14 May. This pilgrimage is now cancelled. Details later.

Yoga Classes: with Monika, on Mondays in Cloverfield Day Care Centre are cancelled until further notice.

The Glin Fairy Trail Committee: have decided to close the Fairy Trail for the next few weeks due to a large tree falling during last weekend’s storm.  

Prayer:

Let nothing disturb you,

Let nothing dismay you,

All things pass,

God never changes.

Patience attains all that it strives for,

They who have God find they lack nothing,

God alone suffices.

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Limerick Leader giving great praise to the Meals on Wheels Service. Well done Cloverfield Day Care Centre.

https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/527097/meals-on-wheels-services-of-different-kinds-continuing-in-limerick.html

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Glin Tidy Towns – initiative 🌷💐🐾💐🌳🐿

We are in for a few days of nice weather and the sun ☀️ will be shining. The birds are singing and the earth is coming back to life day by day. If you are out walking the roads of Glin, could we ask that some days you take a bag and litter picker and pick up rubbish on road verges and hedgerows. It is an ideal time with less traffic and if everyone does a little, Glin will be cleaned up in no time.
Wear a vis vest, wear gloves, observe social distancing and of course wash your hands when you get home.
It’s good to get out and we will be benefiting our environment and nature.
Keep well and stay safe 🇮🇪😁🌳🐾🐿

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Parish Newsletter: 14th/15th March 2020.

Parish Newsletter – 14th/15th March, 2020. Third Sunday of Lent.                           

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: http://www.limerickdiocese.org

 ALL WEEKEND MASSES

           &

ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASSES CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 10AM (after Mass) until 9PM. All are welcome to join  … Fr. Cantalamessa: “It is in staying still, in silence and possibly for long periods before Jesus in adoration, that we perceive what he wants from us”.

Milford Hospice Church Gate Collection: On behalf of Glin ICA we wish to thank all those who contributed so generously to the Milford Hospice Church Gate Collection, a total of €1,324 was collected.  A special thanks to the brave ICA ladies who endured the terrible weather conditions so that the collection could go ahead.

Covid-19: HELPLINE NUMBER 1890 300046. UL Hospitals Group and HSE Mid West Community Healthcare can confirm they are working closely with Public Health colleagues in tracing contacts of confirmed cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

A new helpline 1890 300046 has been launched as of Friday last to provide information and support to the public in Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary who are considered a casual contact or close contact of confirmed cases in the Mid-West.   The information and advisory team has been established as a local point of contact. The National HSE Live helpline number is 1850 24 1850. All general queries should be directed to the national helpline number.

Professional Singer: Emelia Costello, classically trained, specialises in Wedding Ceremonies, Church Ceremonies, Family Occasions.  Telephone 0872839173.

St. SENANS SOCIAL SERVICES, Foynes, in association with the other parishes in our Pastoral area propose to organise a day Pilgrimage to Knock on 14 May. Details later. Contact Lizzie on 087 7435267 or Jerry @ 087 2282626.

Yoga Classes: with Monika, on Mondays in Cloverfield Day Care Centre are cancelled until further notice.

The Glin Fairy Trail Committee: have decided to close the Fairy Trail for the next few weeks due to a large tree falling during last weekend’s storm.  

Ballyguiltenane National School Enrolment 2020:  Enrolment packs are available from the school on request or from the school office between 2pm and 3pm each day.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to contact the school on (068) 34545 to arrange a visit to discuss enrolment at your convenience.

St. Fergus’ National School: Enrolment forms for the new school year 2020/2021 are now available from the school office or Glin Pre-school.  For further information, please contact Geraldine in the school office Tuesday to Friday on 068-34344.

Prayer:Let nothing disturb you,

Let nothing dismay you,

All things pass,

God never changes.

Patience attains all that it strives for,

They who have God find they lack nothing,

God alone suffices.

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Glin Playground CLOSED due to Corona Virus.

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Glin Parish Church

Message from Fr Crawford. Weekend masses and st Patrick day mass cancelled until further notice from the Bishop. Thanking you.

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Glin and Tarbert Post Office … remains OPEN.

The Post Office will remain open. If you feel uneasy coming to the post office, due to the Corona Virus, a relative can come on your behalf and pick up a temporary agent form. Once the short form is completed, this nominated person can then receive the social welfare payment on your behalf. Please inform elderly relatives and elderly friends. Please spread the word. Thanks.

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Parish Newsletter: 7th & 8th March 2020

Parish Newsletter – 7th/8th March, 2020. Second Sunday of Lent.                           

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: http://www.limerickdiocese.org

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: John Healy

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. John Prendergast

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: David Sheehan

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Sean Flanagan

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

                                              Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell

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

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

Death: Sympathy is extended to the family of Kathy O Sullivan, Ballyguiltenane Lower, Glin who died recently.  May she rest in peace.

Eucharistic Adoration: Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 10AM (after Mass) until 9PM. All are welcome to join  … St. Alphonsus Ligouri: “Of all devotions, adoration is the greatest after the sacraments themselves”.

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

Milford Hospice Church Gate Collection: will take place this Saturday and Sunday 7th & 8th March 2020.

Glin ICA: meeting at 7.30 p.m. on Friday next the 13th March in Cloverfield Daycare Centre.  The competition theme is “Spring Flowers”.

Professional Singer: Emelia Costello, classically trained, specialises in Wedding Ceremonies, Church Ceremonies, Family Occasions.  Telephone 0872839173.

St. SENANS SOCIAL SERVICES, Foynes, in association with the other parishes in our Pastoral area propose to organise a day Pilgrimage to Knock on 14 May. Details later. Contact Lizzie on 087 7435267 or Jerry @ 087 2282626.

Thank you: The children, parents and club officers of G.B Rovers FC would like to sincerely thank the parishioners of Loughilll, Ballyhahill and Glin for their very generous contributions towards last weekend’s Church Gate Collection.  A total amount of €908 was collected.  Thank you also to the parents that made the collection possible.  The Saturday night was particularly tough on those helping, as weather conditions were not ideal, so a heartfelt thank you to you.  

Yoga Classes: with Monika, on Mondays in Cloverfield Day Care Centre from 6pm for beginners and 7.15pm for advanced.  6 week course.

St. Mary’s Church Tarbert: is holding a fundraising community concert on Sunday next the 15th March at 7.30 p.m. in the Church.  The Ard Chúram Community Choir will be joined on the evening by the Choir of Tarbert’s National School for an evening of seasonal favourites.  Admission €10 per ticket, includes a cupán tae, caint, caife agus craic in the Community Centre afterwards.  Tickets available at the Tarbert Post Office, Tarbert Allcare Pharmacy, Parish Office and from any member of the Finance Committee.

The Glin Fairy Trail Committee: have decided to close the Fairy Trail for the next few weeks due to a large tree falling during last weekend’s storm.  

Ballyguiltenane National School Enrolment 2020:  Enrolment packs are available from the school on request or from the school office between 2pm and 3pm each day.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to contact the school on (068) 34545 to arrange a visit to discuss enrolment at your convenience.

St. Fergus’ National School: Enrolment forms for the new school year 2020/2021 are now available from the school office or Glin Pre-school.  For further information, please contact Geraldine in the school office Tuesday to Friday on 068-34344.

Taekwon-do Classes: continue on Fridays in Ceol Corbrai Hall. Contact Michael on 087 9245637 for details and times.

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International Women’s Day – The Knights Walk – friendly stroll.

💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

To celebrate International Women’s Day on Sunday 8th March, let us women get together to take a leisurely walk/stroll up the scenic Knights Walk, Glin. Meander through the woodlands taking in the scenic views and have a chat with a friend. Wear something purple if you wish and a vis vest if you have one. It should take about an hour, and is suitable for people with moderate levels of fitness. Wear suitable footwear, and a rain jacket in case of inclement weather. We can pop into Taste Glin for a cuppa after.

Date: Sunday 8th March.

Venue: knights Walk (opposite Glin Catholic Church ).

Time: 12 noon.

Bring a friend 💜💜💜

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Lifeguard🏊‍♀️Summer🏊‍♂️2020

Temporary Lifeguard Summer 2020 – closing date 11th March 2020

Limerick City and County Council is responsible for the promotion of water safety and the prevention of the loss of life by drowning within the boundary of Limerick and on the rivers and navigation channels.  The Council works closely with the local Fire & Rescue services, Civil Defence units and local Search & Rescue units.

Candidates will demonstrate through their application and at the interview that he/she:

  1. holds as a minimum, a current Irish Water Safety Beach Lifeguard Award or an equivalent qualification as recognised by the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS)
  2. has thorough knowledge of resuscitation including Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  3. is not less than 17 years of age on 18th May 2020

Other qualifications that are desirable: S-VHF Certificate, First Aid, ISA Powerboat Level 2 or higher, Manual Handling, Occupational Health & Safety Certificate

Salary €462.41 per 37 hour week/ €278.07 per 22¼ hour week

Annual Leave 22 days per annum

Hours of Work – Determined in order of merit following interview, Lifeguards will be required to work either a 37 hour week or a 22¼ hour week of irregular hours to coincide with tidal conditions and bathing periods, including split shifts, work at weekends etc.

Application Process

Completed application forms must be e-mailed to recruitment@limerick.ie no later than Wednesday, 11th March 2020. 

An official application form must be completed in full by the closing date for the competition.  Please note that amendments to the application form will not be accepted after the closing date.

The Application Form and Briefing Document are also available from Human Resources, Corporate Headquarters, Merchant’s Quay Tel: (061) 557160;  E-mail:  recruitment@limerick.ie

Please send your application from an e-mail address that you will review regularly as communication during the assessment/selection period will only be through that e-mail address.

Application Form application-form-lifeguard-2020.doc 165.38KB

Briefing Document briefing-document-lifeguard-2020.pdf 298.56KB

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Parish Newsletter: 29th February/1st March 2020.

Parish Newsletter – 29th February/1st March, 2020. First Sunday of Lent.                           

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: http://www.limerickdiocese.org

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: Teresa Culhane

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Annie Reidy

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: John Healy

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: John Prendergast

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

                                              Sunday: Harry Fitzgerald, Aoife Kennelly, Cara Martin, Eoghan O Connor

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

                                               Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell

Eucharistic Adoration: Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 10AM (after Mass) until 9PM. All are welcome to join  … Pope Benedict XVI: “The act of adoration prolongs and intensifies all that takes place during the Mass”.

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

Milford Hospice Church Gate Collection: will take place on Saturday and Sunday 7th & 8th March 2020.

Glin Rovers Old Trafford Draw Winner: Congratulations to Gearoid Woulfe who won the 2 tickets and €300 spending money in last weekends draw. Enjoy the Manchester Derby at Old Trafford next month Gearoid.

Church Gate Collection: GB Rovers have their Church gate collection taking place this Saturday 29th February and Sunday 1st March.  Thanking you for your continued support.

The Glin Fairy Trail Committee: have decided to close the Fairy Trail for the next few weeks due to a large tree falling during last weekend’s storm.  

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: returns this Friday morning in Ceol Corbrai Hall.  Everyone welcome from 10am, family contribution €3. Refreshments provided.

St. Fergus National School: would like to thank the parishioners who brought bags of clothes to the school for the recent clothing recycling collection.  €399 was raised from this initiative.  We are hoping to have another after the Easter holidays so keep your bags of clothes please.

Ballyguiltenane National School Enrolment 2020:  Enrolment packs are available from the school on request or from the school office between 2pm and 3pm each day.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to contact the school on (068) 34545 to arrange a visit to discuss enrolment at your convenience.

Loughill Development Committee: are holding a Quiz night on Friday, March 6 for the Flowers and up keep of Loughill Village. Also Spot prizes on the night, your support would be greatly appreciated. See you from 9.30pm at the Anglers Rest, table of 4 €40.

Ballyguiltenane National School: The Board of Management would like thank you to all those who contributed to the Church Gate Collection last weekend.  The amount raised came to €771.77.  Your support and generosity is greatly appreciated.

St. Fergus’ National School: Enrolment forms for the new school year 2020/2021 are now available from the school office or Glin Pre-school.  For further information, please contact Geraldine in the school office Tuesday to Friday on 068-34344.

Taekwon-do Classes: continue on Fridays in Ceol Corbrai Hall. Contact Michael on 087 9245637 for details and times.

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. 

Trócaire Lenten Campaign for 2020

This year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign is about mothers protecting their families. The Trócaire box tells the story of two mothers: Angela in Honduras who is protecting her family’s land from logging companies, and Madris in Kenya who is trying to provide for her family in the face of climate change. It tells two very different stories but both are linked by mothers trying to provide futures for their children. 

Prayers 

Daily Lenten Prayer 

Today Lord, I choose life,
I choose your love and the challenge to live it and share it,
I choose hope, even in moments of darkness,
I choose faith, accepting you as Lord and God,
I choose to let go of some part of my burdens,
day by day handing them over to you,
I choose to take hold of your strength and power ever more deeply in my life.
May this truly be for me a time of new life, of change, challenge and growth.
May I come to Easter with a heart open to dying with you
and rising to your new life, day by day.

Amen.

Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy has asked that Lent this year be used as a commitment to step up care for our planet.  Bishop Leahy asks people to ‘live lent’ this year by putting caring for the environment at the centre of our thoughts, prayers and actions

Speaking this week ahead of the commencement of Lent on Ash Wednesday, Bishop Leahy – quoting Pope Francis on the fifth anniversary of his encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ on the care of our planet – urged the public to “live Lent” this year with “our common home” as motivation. 

Bishop Leahy’s Pastoral Letter for Lent titled ‘Listening to Nature’s Words of Love’ is available in hard copy in churches or online on the diocesan website www.limerickdiocese.org and will be read out at masses on Sunday.

“In a Netflix film titled ‘Pope Francis – A Man of his Word’, which I’d recommend as good watching during Lent, Pope Francis doesn’t mince his words when he says ‘if you ask me who is the poorest of the poorest of the poor, I would say Mother Earth.  We have plundered her. We have abused her.’  A decade or more ago, Pope Francis would have been seen as an alarmist but the reality of where we are today is that popular opinion the world over agrees.

“In the past year, Greta Thunberg has captured imaginations and minds. Not just her. Many young people, including across our diocese, have expressed their concern over what is happening our planet. They are really concerned about the world they are inheriting from previous generations. In schools across the Diocese children are enthusiastic about the Green Flag awards. Young adults are searching for new ways to save our planet. There are young leaders on the environment emerging, brave and outspoken. It is important for those of us who are a little order to recognise that young people have the antennae of the future.”

He continued, “At times we might feel the crisis needs a greater response than anything we can do personally. Yet simple steps can make a difference such as avoiding the use of plastic and paper, reducing water consumption, separating refuse, cooking only what can reasonably be consumed, showing care for other living beings, planting trees, turning off unnecessary lights.  I would ask that this Lent, people look deeper into their own responsibilities.  ‘Think global, act local’ has never been more apt than it is today.”

Citing the three traditional ways of “living Lent” – Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving – Bishop Leahy said there are numerous options to that we can be lived this year through the lens of care for our common home.


“For instance, our prayer can involve taking time to contemplate God’s beauty in creation.  In terms of fasting, this year we can recognise that this is not just about giving up some food. It is about how we live moderation in general. Life is more than simply accumulating things and pleasures. We are called to live with greater sobriety and simplicity. The example of nature teaches us. Plants use only the amount of water and nutrients they need to grow and flower. Christian love inspires us to live a healthy sobriety that set us free.

“The third area, almsgiving, must be about giving to and helping others. In Ireland we have the wonderful tradition of the Trócaire initiatives which I encourage. Trócaire has done great work in raising consciousness of the environmental issues so I would ask people to not alone donate this Lent but to read up on what it does and how we can help on an ongoing basis.”

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Parish Newsletter: 22nd & 23rd February, 2020.

Parish Newsletter – 22nd & 23rd February, 2020. Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time                               

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: http://www.limerickdiocese.org

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: Desiree Dore

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Mary Culhane

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Teresa Culhane

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Annie Reidy

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

                                              Sunday: Síona Cunningham, Olivia Palys

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

                                               Sunday: Harry Fitzgerald, Aoife Kennelly, Cara Martin, Eoghan O Connor

Wednesday 26th February: Ash Wednesday: Mass at 10.00 a.m.  Day of Fast & Abstinence

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 10AM (after Mass) until 9PM. All are welcome to join  … Pope Francis: “I invite everyone to discover the beauty of the prayer of adoration and to exercise it often”.

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

Milford Hospice Church Gate Collection: will take place on Saturday and Sunday 7th & 8th March 2020.

Coffee Morning: Friends of St. Ita’s will hold a Coffee Morning on this Sunday 23rd February in Ballyhahill Parish Hall from 10.30 a.m to 12.30 p.m.

Ballyguiltenane National School Enrolment 2020:  Enrolment packs are available from the school on request or from the school office between 2pm and 3pm each day.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to contact the school on (068) 34545 to arrange a visit to discuss enrolment at your convenience.

Glin Going Strong Club: will meet on Monday next the 24th February in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall at 2.00 p.m.

Ballyguiltenane National School: Church Gate Collection takes place this Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February 2020.  Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Day Retreat: The annual day retreat to the Retreat Centre Ardfert is on Sunday 1st March 2020.  Anybody wishing to attend the retreat can give names to Sheila Culhane.

St. Fergus’ National School: Enrolment forms for the new school year 2020/2021 are now available from the school office or Glin Pre-school.  For further information, please contact Geraldine in the school office Tuesday to Friday on 068-34344.

Congratulations: Congratulations to Karl O’Sullivan on scoring the winning goal for Finn Harps last night and also taking home The Man of the Match Award. 

St. Fergus’ National School: The members of the Parents Association of St. Fergus National School would like to thank all who contributed to their Church Gate Collection which was held last weekend.  The sum of €473.41 was raised on a very inclement weekend.

Glin Rovers: Old Trafford Draw 2020. Tickets for the Annual Draw are on sale.  This year up for grabs are 2 Match Tickets for Man Utd V Man City at Old Trafford (provisional date 7/3/20) plus €300 cash. Tickets are €5 each or 3 for €10

GB Rovers are recruiting: calling all U6 children who are attending Glin, Loughill and Ballyhahill schools.  GB Rovers are recruiting their newest team and would love to see some new faces.  Come along for a night of fun and a kick about with friends.  Contact Elaine for details 087 965 0623

Mental Health Ireland: Workshop on five ways to wellbeing will be held in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall on Monday next the 24th February from 7pm to 9pm.  Contact Mary Danaher on 0857753095 or email westlimerickmha@mentalireland.ie for further details.  Book early.

Taekwon-do Classes: continue on Fridays in Ceol Corbrai Hall. Contact Michael on 087 9245637 for details and times.

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: 15th & 16th February 2020

Parish Newsletter – 15th/16th February, 2020. Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time                               

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: http://www.limerickdiocese.org

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: Nicola Cunningham

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Eva Fitzgerald

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Desire Dore

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Mary Culhane

Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Orlaith & Fearghal Leahy & Tomás Lyons

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

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

                                               Sunday: Síona Cunningham & Olivia Palys

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 10AM (after Mass) until 9PM. All are welcome to join  … Pope John Paul II: “In a world where there is so much noise, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus”.

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

Charitable Donations: Thank you for your generous contribution to the parish throughout the years.  We are very grateful for your continuing support.  If your contribution was over €250 in 2019 it enables the parish to avail of the Charity Refund Scheme.  If you have signed a CHY previously, it applies for 5 years only so your previous form may be out of date.  The form once completed and signed, enables the parish to claim a refund on donations which you have given to us.  This Refund Scheme is available to all registered charitable organisations and with your kind permission we can partake in it.  This will have no affect on your finances and all information is strictly confidential.  If you wish to participate, the forms are available from Fr. Crawford.  Once completed you may hand them into the Sacristy or into Fr. Crawford’s house.  Thanking you.

Ballyguiltenane National School Enrolment 2020:  Enrolment packs are available from the school on request or from the school office between 2pm and 3pm each day.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to contact the school on (068) 34545 to arrange a visit to discuss enrolment at your convenience.

Ballyguiltenane National School: Church Gate Collection will take place on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February 2020.  Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Day Retreat: The annual day retreat to the Retreat Centre Ardfert is on Sunday 1st March 2020.  Anybody wishing to attend the retreat can give names to Sheila Culhane.

Church Gate Collection:  The collection on Saturday & Sunday 8th & 9th February for St. Vincent’s Centre Lisnagry, Limerick came to €463.30.  Thanks to everybody who helped.

St. Fergus’ National School: Enrolment forms for the new school year 2020/2021 are now available from the school office or Glin Pre-school.  For further information, please contact Geraldine in the school office Tuesday to Friday on 068-34344.

Glin Library: will be closed on this Tuesday 18th February.

Awards Night: Well done to all the boys and girls at GB Rovers on a successful Awards Night held last Friday evening in Ceol Corbraí Hall.  What a fantastic turn out of children and adults alike.  Great to see so much young talent, skill and interest in the sport.  Thank you to all the parents that kindly brought food to the event. Your help as always is very much appreciated.

St. Fergus’ National School:  Parents Association Annual Church Gate Collection takes place this weekend, the 15th & 16th February.  Thanking you for your continued support.

Glin Rovers: Old Trafford Draw 2020. Tickets for the Annual Draw are on sale.  This year up for grabs are 2 Match Tickets for Man Utd V Man City at Old Trafford (provisional date 7/3/20) plus €300 cash. Tickets are €5 each or 3 for €10

Congratulations: Congratulations to former Limerick FC player Karl O’Sullivan who has signed with Finn Harps. Best of luck Karl.

Glin GAA Bord na nOg Strength & Conditioning classes continue on Saturdays at CH Gym: U12-14 start at 12 noon and the older groups at 12.45 sharp.

Found: Ladies wedding band in Glin. Photo on Glin Community News Facebook page.   We would really like to reunite with the rightful owner.

GB Rovers are recruiting: calling all U6 children who are attending Glin, Loughill and Ballyhahill schools.  GB Rovers are recruiting their newest team and would love to see some new faces.  Come along for a night of fun and a kick about with friends.  Contact Elaine for details 087 965 0623

Taekwon-do Classes: continue on Fridays in Ceol Corbrai Hall. Contact Michael on 087 9245637 for details and times.

Mid Spring Break with Limerick Federation ICA: Wishing for a Mid – Spring Break, well why not join Limerick Federation ICA Tour Monday April 13 to Thursday April 16, 2020. The tour consists of a booked visit on Tuesday 14 to Bru na Boinne sites, Newgrange and Knowth, with access inside the Chamber at Newgrange The cost of the visit is €10 per person. In the afternoon there will be a booked walking tour of the historic town of Drogheda, details of cost later. Wednesday April15 a guided tour of Malahide Castle and Gardens has been arranged for 11.30am at a cost of €9.65 per person. This is followed by a visit to Malahide Village, which boast of marina, award winning bars, restaurants, and boutiques.  On Thursday April 16 a guided tour of the Japanese Gardens and National Stud has been arranged, starting at 12 noon, cost per person is €10, this is followed by a visit to Newbridge Silverware, and shopping in Whitewater Shopping Centre.  Accommodation will be provided by ICA College, An Grianan, Termonfeckin, Co. Louth. The cost for the three days is €200 per person, the accommodation consists of Bed and Breakfast, with dinner in the evening on Tuesday and Wednesday, single or shared rooms are available. Book with An Grianan, phone number 041 982 2119, email: admin@an-grianan.ie. After booking please inform Eilis McNamara, the organiser, phone no. 068—34269, mobile 087 – 6336369, or, by email – eilismac@eircom.net.  Non-members and couples are very welcome.

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: 8th/9th February 2020

Parish Newsletter – 8th/9th February, 2020.  Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time                             

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: http://www.limerickdiocese.org

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: Louise MacNamara

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Eufrocina Clemente

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Nicola Cunningham

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Eva Fitzgerald

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

                                              Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell

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

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

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 10AM (after Mass) until 9PM. All are welcome to join  … Pope John Paul II: “May we dwell long and often in adoration”.

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

Charitable Donations: Thank you for your generous contribution to the parish throughout the years.  We are very grateful for your continuing support.  If your contribution was over €250 in 2019 it enables the parish to avail of the Charity Refund Scheme.  If you have signed a CHY previously, it applies for 5 years only so your previous form may be out of date.  The form once completed and signed, enables the parish to claim a refund on donations which you have given to us.  This Refund Scheme is available to all registered charitable organisations and with your kind permission we can partake in it.  This will have no affect on your finances and all information is strictly confidential.  If you wish to participate, the forms are available from Fr. Crawford.  Once completed you may hand them into the Sacristy or into Fr. Crawford’s house.  Thanking you.

Glin ICA: The monthly meeting of the Glin ICA will be held in Cloverfield Day Care Centre on Friday 14th February at 7.30 p.m.

Glin Defibrillator Group: will run a CFR training for new and renewal candidates on Saturday next the 15th February in Conways Function Room from 10.15 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (Break for Lunch).  The cost of the course is €30.   If your two year certificate has expired, bring mask and book, cost is €25.

Please contact Marie on 0868691821 to book a place.   The four interdependent links in the chain of survival are early access, early CPR, early defibrillation, and early advanced cardiac life support.

Preview Night for Clonmel Coursing 2020: Glin Coursing Club will be presenting their Annual Preview of The Clonmel Coursing in Barrett’s Bar on: Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 8pm. The Panellists on the night will be: James O Connor (Radio Kerry). Browne Bookmakers. Sean Doyle (Ennis). Ger Walshe (Galway). Finger Food will be provided on the night. 

Glin Rovers: Old Trafford Draw 2020. Tickets for the Annual Draw are on sale.  This year up for grabs are 2 Match Tickets for Man Utd V Man City at Old Trafford (provisional date 7/3/20) plus €300 cash. Tickets are €5 each or 3 for €10

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: Opens on Friday mornings (during term time) in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall from 10am to 12 noon.  €3 per family contribution.  

Congratulations: Congratulations to former Limerick FC player Karl O’Sullivan who has signed with Finn Harps. Best of luck Karl.

Glin GAA Bord na nOg Strength & Conditioning classes continue on Saturdays at CH Gym: U12-14 start at 12 noon and the older groups at 12.45 sharp.

Found: Ladies wedding band in Glin. Photo on Glin Community News Facebook page.   We would really like to reunite with the rightful owner.

Church Gate Collection: St Fergus NS Parents Association takes place Saturday, 15th February and Sunday, 16th February.  Your support is greatly appreciated.   

GB Rovers are recruiting: calling all U6 children who are attending Glin, Loughill and Ballyhahill schools.  GB Rovers are recruiting their newest team and would love to see some new faces.  Come along for a night of fun and a kick about with friends.  Contact Elaine for details 087 965 0623

Local Cinema Night: Ballyhahill Parish Hall Committee are hosting a cinema night on Saturday,  February 15.   Come and watch the Princess Bride which starts at 8pm.  Everyone welcome. 

Taekwon-do Classes: continue on Fridays in Ceol Corbrai Hall. Contact Michael on 087 9245637 for details and times.

The Catholic Church marks the annual day of prayer for the sick on 11 February, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE XXVIII WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 
11 February 2020

“Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened,
and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28)

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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CE Scheme Job Opportunities – Glin Day Care Centre.

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Parish Newsletter: 1st & 2nd February 2020

Parish Newsletter – 1st/2nd February, 2020.  Presentation of the Lord.  Candlemas Day                               

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: http://www.limerickdiocese.org

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: Eileen Mulvihill

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Nodlaig Adams

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Louise MacNamara

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Eufrocina Clemente

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

                                              Sunday: Harry Fitzgerald, Aoife Kennelly, Cara Martin, Eoghan O Connor

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

                                               Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell

Saturday 1st February: St. Brigid’s Day

Monday 3rd February: Feast of St. Blaise.

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 10AM (after Mass) until 9PM. All are welcome to join  … Pope Francis: “One cannot know the Lord without being in the habit of adoring in silence”.

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

Glin Defibrillator Group: will run a CFR training for new and renewal candidates on Saturday February 15th next in Conways Function Room on the 15th February from 10.15 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (Break for Lunch).  The cost of the course is €30.   If your two year certificate has expired, bring mask and book, cost is €25.

Please contact Marie on 0868691821 to book a place.   The four interdependent links in the chain of survival are early access, early CPR, early defibrillation, and early advanced cardiac life support.

Glin Tidy Towns:  Glin has joined the #PosterFree campaign!  All candidates must NOT erect posters inside the 50km speed limits.  The #PosterFree list continues to grow! Our environmental crisis is worsening, please ask all canvassers/candidates about their environmental policies.

St. Fergus National School – Congratulations – on winning €10,000 in the Aldi Play Rugby Sticker Promotion.  Our thanks to all the parents and children for collecting the stickers and sending them into the school. 

Preview Night for Clonmel Coursing 2020: Glin Coursing Club will be presenting their Annual Preview of The Clonmel Coursing  In Barrett’s Bar on: Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 8pm. The Panelists on the night will be: James O Connor (Radio Kerry). Browne Bookmakers. Sean Doyle (Ennis). Ger Walshe (Galway). Finger Food will be provided on the night. 

Blood Donor Clinic Change of Date: Please note that it is Thursday 6th February for the blood donor clinic in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall. 

Glin Rovers: Old Trafford Draw 2020. Tickets for the Annual Draw are on sale.  This year up for grabs are 2 Match Tickets for Man Utd V Man City at Old Trafford (provisional date 7/3/20) plus €300 cash. Tickets are €5 each or 3 for €10

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: Opens on Friday mornings (during term time) in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall from 10am to 12 noon.  €3 per family contribution.  

Congratulations: Congratulations to former Limerick FC player Karl O’Sullivan who has signed with Finn Harps. Best of luck Karl.

Glin GAA Bord na nOg Strength & Conditioning classes continue on Saturdays at CH Gym: U12-14 start at 12 noon and the older groups at 12.45 sharp.

Taekwon-do Classes: continue on Fridays in Ceol Corbrai Hall. Contact Michael on 087 9245637 for details and times.

SLOW BIKE RACE IN MEMORY OF THE LATE PAT MARTIN:  Samantha Martin, daughter of Pat Martin is organising a Slow Bike Race in memory of her dad to raise money for the Blood Bikers Charity on Sunday, April 12 at Lanterns Hotel, Tarbert. Registration at 12.30pm, races commence: 13.30pm. Music and MC by DJ Shicco, photography by Amanda O’Neill and Entry Fee: €10.  There will be an Over 500cc, Under 500cc and Scramblers classes. Raffle for spot prizes and tickets sold will be in aid of the Blood Bikers Charity. There will also be a trophy presentation for our top 3 in each class and we’ll have some race bikes from Mondello on display on the day as well!  Amanda O’Neill Photography has kindly offered to put any proceeds from photos sold from the event towards the Blood Bikers Charity also! Hope to see you all there for a great day! 

CHARLIE – OUR GLIN RESCUE: Great news this week.  Charlie the dog who was left behind after Glin Old Fair Day in early December, finally got a loving forever home through Animal Help Net Kerry.  Animal Help Net Kerry do such amazing work.  Without their help Charlie would not be with his new owner. Wishing Charlie all the best in his new home.  It’s wonderful to have such a happy ending. 

Prayer to Saint Brigid

Brigid, you were a woman of peace.
You brought harmony where there was conflict.
You brought light to the darkness.
You brought hope to the downcast.

May the mantle of your peace cover those who are troubled and anxious, 
and may peace be firmly rooted in our hearts and in our world.
Inspire us to act justly and to reverence all God has made.

Brigid you were a voice for the wounded and the weary.
Strengthen what is weak within us.
Calm us into a quietness that heals and listens.
May we grow each day into greater wholeness in mind, body and spirit.

Amen.

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: 25th/26th January 2020.

Parish Newsletter – 25th/26th January, 2020.  Third Sunday in Ordinary Time                               

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: http://www.limerickdiocese.org

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: David Sheehan

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Margaret Hogan

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Eileen Mulvihill

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Nodlaig Adams

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

                                              Sunday: Síona Cunningham, Olivia Palys

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

                                               Sunday: Harry Fitzgerald, Aoife Kennelly, Cara Martin, Eoghan O Connor

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 10AM (after Mass) until 9PM. All are welcome to join … Pope Benedict XVI: “Adoration is essentially an embrace with Jesus”.

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

Glin Defibrillator Group: will run a CFR training for new and renewal candidates on Saturday February 15th next in Conways Function Room on the 15th February from 10.15 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (Break for Lunch).  The cost of the course is €30.   If your two year certificate has expired, bring mask and book, cost is €25.

Please contact Marie on 0868691821 to book a place.   The four interdependent links in the chain of survival are early access, early CPR, early defibrillation, and early advanced cardiac life support.

Glin Tidy Towns:  Glin has joined the #PosterFree campaign!  All candidates must NOT erect posters inside the 50km speed limits.  The #PosterFree list continues to grow! Our environmental crisis is worsening, please ask all canvassers/candidates about their environmental policies.

St. Fergus National School – Clothing Collection:  in aid of school funds will take place on Monday 3rd February 2020. Bags can be left at the school from the previous Friday. Thanking you for your continued support.

Blood Donor Clinic Change of Date: Please note that it is Thursday 6th February for the blood donor clinic in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall. 

Glin Rovers: Old Trafford Draw 2020. Tickets for the Annual Draw are on sale.  This year up for grabs are 2 Match Tickets for Man Utd V Man City at Old Trafford (provisional date 7/3/20) plus €300 cash. Tickets are €5 each or 3 for €10

Health Warning: The HSE is warning students at colleges and universities to ensure they are fully vaccinated against mumps. There were a total of 132 cases of mumps reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) last week. The HSE confirmed that this is the highest weekly number of reported cases in over a decade. 

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: Opens on Friday mornings (during term time) in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall from 10am to 12 noon.  €3 per family contribution.  

Congratulations: Congratulations to former Limerick FC player Karl O’Sullivan who has signed with Finn Harps. Best of luck Karl.

Glin GAA Bord na nOg Strength & Conditioning classes continue on Saturdays at CH Gym: U12-14 start at 12 noon and the older groups at 12.45 sharp.

Grandparents Day will be celebrated in St. Fergus, National School on Friday next, the 31stJanuary  at 1pm. We invite all grandparents to join us in the Halla for this special occasion.

Taekwon-do Classes: continue on Fridays in Ceol Corbrai Hall. Contact Michael on 087 9245637 for details and times.

SLOW BIKE RACE IN MEMORY OF THE LATE PAT MARTIN:  Samantha Martin, daughter of Pat Martin is organising a Slow Bike Race in memory of her dad to raise money for the Blood Bikers Charity on Sunday, April 12 at Lanterns Hotel, Tarbert. Registration at 12.30pm, races commence: 13.30pm. Music and MC by DJ Shicco, photography by Amanda O’Neill and Entry Fee: €10.  There will be an Over 500cc, Under 500cc and Scramblers classes. Raffle for spot prizes and tickets sold will be in aid of the Blood Bikers Charity. There will also be a trophy presentation for our top 3 in each class and we’ll have some race bikes from Mondello on display on the day as well!  Amanda O’Neill Photography has kindly offered to put any proceeds from photos sold from the event towards the Blood Bikers Charity also! Hope to see you all there for a great day! 

CHARLIE – OUR GLIN RESCUE: We are still looking for a forever home for the old placid boy Charlie who was abandoned after the Old Fair Day in Glin in early December.  He would make a great addition to any home. He loves children and other dogs and cats.  He is neutered and we think he could be anything over 12 years old. He likes short walks, and is happy to potter around and sleep the rest of the time. He sleeps outdoors in a sheltered shed in his cosy bed. He is not lead trained and has no sense of the road. He would need a secure area for when he is outdoors.   He will make a very lovable loyal companion. Is there any dog lover out there who would be willing to give him a loving home.  Would probably be better in a home without another male dog, Charlie is great with other dogs, but this may not be reciprocated!  A home check will apply, as would be the norm. 

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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Glin Development and Tidy Towns AGM.

Glin Development and Tidy Towns AGM…

Tonight at 8.30pm at Conways meeting room.

ALL WELCOME.

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Parish Newsletter: 18th/19th January 2020.

Parish Newsletter – 18th/19th January, 2020.  Second Sunday in Ordinary Time                               

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: http://www.limerickdiocese.org

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: John Healy

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. John Prendergast

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: David Sheehan

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Margaret Hogan

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

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

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

                                               Sunday: Síona Cunningham, Olivia Palys

Deaths: Sympathy is extended to the family of Mrs. Yvonne McDaid (nee O Connor), Doughcloyne, Cork and formally of Glin.  May she rest in peace.

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

Glin Defibrillator Group: will run a CFR training for new and renewal candidates on Saturday February 15th next in Conways Function Room on the 15th February from 10.15 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.(Break for Lunch).  The cost of the course is €30.   If your two year certificate has expired, bring mask and book, cost is €25.

Please contact Marie on 0868691821 to book a place.   The four interdependent links in the chain of survival are early access, early CPR, early defibrillation, and early advanced cardiac life support.

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

Glin Tidy Towns:  Glin has joined the #PosterFree campaign!  All candidates must NOT erect posters inside the 50km speed limits.  The #PosterFree list continues to grow! Our environmental crisis is worsening, please ask all canvassers/candidates about their environmental policies.

Glin GAA Bord na nOg: will hold underage (u6 to U16s) player registration after mass this Sunday Jan 19th at 12pm at the clubhouse. €20 for the first child and €50 for family of 4 or more.

Thank you: The Glin Rovers charity fundraiser match and raffle in aid of Pieta House, organised by Shane Culhane which was held on St. Stephens Day last raised an overwhelming €4,000. The figure raised surpassed all exceptions but this was down to the generosity of the community and their good will spirit in donating to this great charity.  Shane would like to thank all current and past players who dusted down the boots and played on the day, all the many, many people near and far who donated great amounts to the cause, Limerick Hurling and Kerry Football teams for signing two jerseys, to Geoghegan’s Magpie Bar for hosting food after the match and to Barretts Bar for hosting the raffle on the night.  A big thank you to the local businesses of the following who offered some great prizes for the raffle on the night; Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa, Glin Allcare Pharmacy, Brides Boutique, Urban Angels Hair salon, Marie’s Hair Salon, CH Health and Fitness, Adams of Glin, Barretts Bar, Hogan’s Grocery Shop and McNamara’s Grocery Shop.  Once again many thanks to everyone involved.

Abha Bhán Drama Group: If you missed the sell out shows the first time around – you are in luck!! Abha Bhán Drama Group are in Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale with their production of ‘Sive’ on January 24th and 25th. An unmissable opportunity to see this award-winning group back on stage. Tickets available from the booking line 087 1383940

St. Fergus National School – Clothing Collection:  in aid of school funds will take place on Monday 3rd February 2020. Bags can be left at the school from the previous Friday. Thanking you for your continued support.

Accountant: will offer free help to locals in filling out UK fuel allowance form in Glin Library on Friday 24th January from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., also general help with a bonus UK spouse pension available to women aged 64+ before 6th April 2020 and men aged 69+ whose spouses/partners get a UK pension.  From 12.30 p.m .to 1.00 p.m. help is given to locals who worked illegally in the USA in getting pension credit for time spent there either by means of a bonus USA pension or extra Irish pension, persons who worked for 5 years in union local 608 carpenter or 18a etc. may have pension rights despite their non-documented status.  Contact Peg at Glin Library to book a particular time.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: Opens on Friday mornings (during term time) in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall from 10am to 12 noon.  €3 per family contribution.  We offer a happy and friendly environment for both carers and children, refreshments for adults and children, baby sensory toys and equipment, nursery rhymes and sing song at the end of each session.  We are breastfeeding friendly and encourage mother, fathers, grandparents and caregivers to come along. You can follow us on Facebook and if you would like to join our WhatsApp group.

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

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

Glin Rovers: Old Trafford Draw 2020. Tickets for the Annual Draw are on sale.  This year up for grabs are 2 Match Tickets for Man Utd V Man City at Old Trafford (provisional date 7/3/20) plus €300 cash. Tickets are €5 each or 3 for €10

Well done: Fantastic news for Conor Martin who has been selected for the U16 Limerick Hurling GAA squad. Keep up the good work Conor.

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

Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

Fr. Tom Crawford 068-26897/087-2218078

Fr. Timothy Curtin (Coolcappa/Kilcolman) 086-3697735/069-60126

Canon Anthony O Keeffe (Foynes/Shanagolden/Roberstown) 087-4163401/069-60112

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

Diocese of Limerick Website: http://www.limerickdiocese.org

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

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

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

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Teresa Culhane

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Annie Reidy

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: John Healy

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: John Prendergast

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

                                              Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glin Rovers: Old Trafford Draw 2020.

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

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

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

Prayer

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

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

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

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Glin Development Association AGM… all welcome.

Glin Development AGM will be held on Thursday 23rd January.

The Association are hopeful of attracting new members. The future of Glin is important, and we welcome members who have Glin’s best interests at heart. If you would like to come along, please come and bring a friend.

Venue : Conways Meeting room.

Time: 8.30 pm.

” Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

ALL ARE WELCOME.

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Glin Development and Tidy Towns – Christmas Hamper Presentations.

Willie Wall…

Glin Development recently presented a Christmas Hamper to Willie Wall. Willie has now become a stalwart figure around the street and square in Glin Town. You will see Willie out at any hour of the day or evening in all weathers sweeping and collecting rubbish. It’s unfortunate that this has to be done, there are bins located in these areas, but that’s the way life is, one half picking up after the other half! Thank you Willie for keeping Glin town immaculate. It is regularly commented on from both local residents and tourists visiting, how well maintained our beautiful town of Glin is. Thank you Willie from everyone in Glin Development.

Dovie Martin …

A presentation of a Christmas Hamper was made to our local Man, Dovie Martin. Dovie spends endless hours on the Knights Walk, part of Glin’s Heritage Trails, maintaining drains, clearing scrub and keeping walkways clear of windfall etc. He gives great advice on the ongoing upkeep of the trails, from his years of experience in being in the great outdoors. He does this work of his own accord and totally voluntarily. Thank you Dovie from all in Glin Development and indeed your Glin friends who regularly use the Heritage Trails.

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Christmas🎄Day🏊‍♂️Swim🏊‍♀️2019

A spectacular dawn sky and sunrise and a chilly 2° made this morning’s Glin Christmas Day swim one to remember!

Christmas Day swim 2019
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Christmas🌟Greeting🎄from Fr Crawford

It is my privilege to send a Christmas Greeting and a New Year Blessing to  all the Homes and people of the Parish, as we celebrate the birth of Christ and  look forward  with hope and confidence  to the year ahead.                                                                                                                                                     I congratulate the families who celebrated Baptisms,  and  the young couples who got married. I offer my sympathy to those families who suffered bereavement in the past year. I have enjoyed sharing in your joyful family events , Celebrating Mass for your various intentions, and at your service in all your  spiritual  needs. I sincerely  thank  you for your generous support to me personally and to the Church in 2019.  To all who are involved in the various ministries of Word & Sacrament, to all involved in the administration of the Parish and all who help create a friendly and caring community, I say a big thank you . I congratulate our two Schools, their Teachers and all Staff members, The Boards of Management , the Parents and Children. There were some great school events during the past year and lovely moments to celebrate and remember.  The completion of the set-down parking area was a major achievement.  We look forward to 2020 and the celebration of the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion.   I would like to  congratulate, bless, and encourage the work of all the Organizations in the Parish. You have organized many enjoyable events and  welcomed lots of visitors to Glin . The highlight for me was the Colleen Bawn.  Ni neart go cur le cheile (our strength lies in unity)

The Diocesan website( http://www.limerickdiocese.org) also the Glin .info page will help you to keep up with developments and news.

I offer you the “Gospel Tree” for your reflection.

The Christmas Tree is a fitting image to prepare for the year ahead . You are the branches and the lights to help us face the many challenges . The Priests and people of our new Pastoral Unit will be working together to map out an uncertain future .Team Ministry and active involvement of Parishioners are key to the success of this new Pastoral Plan.  The box of envelopes, delivered to your home is an invitation to continue your support for the work and upkeep of your local Church. You have been very generous and I thank you for your continued financial support. The envelopes allow me to record your contributions , be fully accountable for your donations and to claim back tax where possible.     

 I wish you every Blessing in the coming year. Fr. T. Crawford

Nollaig Naofa is Bliain nua  mhaith agaibh go leir.

Fr. Tom Crawford.PP.                                      

Happy Christmas to you all!

Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia!

Nollaig faoi shéan agus faoi shonas daoibh agus solas na bhflaitheas oraibh  i rith an séasúr speisialta seo

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Parish Newsletter: 21st/22nd December 2019.

Parish Newsletter – 21st/22nd December 2019 – 4th Sunday of Advent                                

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: http://www.limerickdiocese.org

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

Christmas Eve: Children’s Mass 6.00 p.m.: Marie Shine, Alice Moore, Fiona Moore, Grace Fitzgerald

Christmas Eve: Vigil Mass 8.00 p.m.: Mary O Brien, Betty McSweeney, Mary Hogan, Mike Fennell, Marie McKenna.

Christmas Day 11.00 a.m.: John Culhane, Marie McKenna, Alice O Shaughnessy, Sean Flanagan, Michael O Connor.

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Eileen Mulvihill

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Nodlaig Adams

Readers for next week: Christmas Eve Vigil Mass: Louise McNamara

                          Christmas Day 11.00 am Mass: Eufrocina Clemente

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

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

Altar Servers Next Week: Christmas Eve Vigil Mass: Breean Cunningham

                                                Christmas Day 11.00 am Mass: Orlaith & Fearghal Leahy

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

Thank You: Many thanks to those who contributed so generously to the Concern Church Gate Collections which were held on 14th & 15th December.  The amount raised in Glin was €610.  Thanks also to all those who helped with the collections.

Happy Christmas to all: “It’s Christmas, It’s Christmas, each merry bell chimes.  A time for remembering old friends and old times. A time for warm greetings, old ties to renew, and a time for good wishes; for good folks like you. Merry Christmas to all”. Thanks to everyone that reads the Glin notes each week in the Observer & Leader! Have a safe and peaceful Christmas everyone. 

Christmas Morning Swim: Don’t forget the Christmas morning dip!! Be at the pier for 7.50am, photograph at 7.55am, followed by swim at 8am. What a great way to start your Christmas Day, looking forward to meeting you.

Glin Rovers Soccer Club: A fundraising event for Pieta House being led by Shane Culhane is being organised for St. Stephens Day.  Glin Rovers Golden Oldies will take on a current Glin Rovers XI to do battle for bragging rights over the Christmas.  The game will take place in Corbry Estate on St. Stephens Day with a kick off time of 11.00 a.m.  At half time of the match, a plaque in honour of a Glin Rovers founding member James Doore will be unveiled by the club in order of this passing in late 2018.  After the match, all are invited to complimentary refreshments by the Geoghegan family at the Magpie Bar.  Bucket collections and raffle tickets will be found at the field that day and can be found later that evening in Barretts Bar where the raffle will take place that night.  There are some fantastic prizes on offer that have been generously offered to the club.  We hope to have many as possible at the event and bring friends and family to this great cause in order to make as much as we can for this great charity. 

Cailin Bán: The highly successful Cailin Bán staring Dominic West that took place at Glin Castle a few months ago, is now available to purchase on DVD.  You can now relive that night as DVDs are on sale in local Glin shops.  It includes incredible aerial views of Glin. The cost is €15 and would make a lovely Christmas gift. All proceeds from sale will go towards the new Interpretive Centre coming in 2020.

 Christmas Greeting from Fr. Crawford: It is my privilege to send a Christmas Greeting and a New Year Blessing to  all the Homes and people of the Parish, as we celebrate the birth of Christ and  look forward  with hope and confidence  to the year ahead.                                                                                                                                                     I congratulate the families who celebrated Baptisms,  and  the young couples who got married. I offer my sympathy to those families who suffered bereavement in the past year. I have enjoyed sharing in your joyful family events , Celebrating Mass for your various intentions, and at your service in all your  spiritual  needs. I sincerely  thank  you for your generous support to me personally and to the Church in 2019.  To all who are involved in the various ministries of Word & Sacrament, to all involved in the administration of the Parish and all who help create a friendly and caring community, I say a big thank you . I congratulate our two Schools, their Teachers and all Staff members, The Boards of Management , the Parents and Children. There were some great school events during the past year and lovely moments to celebrate and remember.  The completion of the set-down parking area was a major achievement.  We look forward to 2020 and the celebration of the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion.   I would like to  congratulate, bless, and encourage the work of all the Organizations in the Parish. You have organized many enjoyable events and  welcomed lots of visitors to Glin . The highlight for me was the Colleen Bawn.  Ni neart go cur le cheile (our strength lies in unity)

The Diocesan website( http://www.limerickdiocese.org) also the Glin .info page will help you to keep up with developments and news.

I offer you the “Gospel Tree” for your reflection.

The Christmas Tree is a fitting image to prepare for the year ahead . You are the branches and the lights to help us face the many challenges . The Priests and people of our new Pastoral Unit will be working together to map out an uncertain future .Team Ministry and active involvement of Parishioners are key to the success of this new Pastoral Plan.  The box of envelopes, delivered to your home is an invitation to continue your support for the work and upkeep of your local Church. You have been very generous and I thank you for your continued financial support. The envelopes allow me to record your contributions , be fully accountable for your donations and to claim back tax where possible.     

 I wish you every Blessing in the coming year. Fr. T. Crawford

Nollaig Naofa is Bliain nua  mhaith agaibh go leir.

Fr. Tom Crawford.PP.                                      

Happy Christmas to you all!

Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia!

Nollaig faoi shéan agus faoi shonas daoibh agus solas na bhflaitheas oraibh  i rith an séasúr speisialta seo.

Newsletter: The newsletter will not be available for the next two weeks.

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Christmas🎅Day❄Swim🏊‍♀️

Christmas morning dip!!

Be at the pier for 7.50am, photograph at 7.55am, followed by swim at 8am.

What a great way to start your Christmas Day!

Have a look at previous years….

2018

2016

2014

2013

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Glin GAA

County U21 A Final

Our U21s had a great victory over Kildimo-Pallaskenry in Rathkeale last Wednesdays and are now into the county final this coming weekend. We wish them the very best of luck, all support is great appreciated.

Fixture

County U21 A football final: Shannon Gaels v Ballybricken/Bohermore/Fedamore on Saturday 21st December in Mick Neville Park at 7.00pm.

Intermediate Championship Draw

Glin have been drawn against St. Patrick’s, Gerald Griffin’s, Rathkeale, Mungret and St. Senan’s in Group 1 of the 2020 county championship. It is a very competitive group with all teams feeling that have a good chance of progressing to the knockout stages so we wish our lads all the best next year.

Online Club Shop Christmas Gifts

Glin GAA club gear is available from the O’Neill’s website at: https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/glin-gaa-club.html.

There are an array of Glin GAA club jerseys, training tops, shorts, zip tops, jackets, hoodies and hats available in all sizes which would make the perfect gift, especially for Christmas!

Lotto

Numbers drawn were 11, 15, 20 and 27. No winner. €30 lucky dips: Catherine Ellis, Kate O’Donnell, Tom Scanlon, Marie McKenna. Promoters prize: Kenneth Lyons. Next draw takes place on Sunday evening in the Magpie Bar with the jackpot now at €10,200.

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Glin Castle 🐎Side-Saddle🏇Meet

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Glin Castle Side-saddle Meet will take place on Sunday, December 29 at Glin Castle. Meeting in O’Shaughnessy’s Bar and Leaving from Glin Village at 12noon.

Visitors Cap – €50 Adults / €30 Children.

Please no parking in the castle driveway or grounds.

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Pieta House Fundraiser St Stephens Day

St. Stephens Day Huge Fundraiser: A fundraising event being led by Shane Culhane for Pieta House, Preventing Suicide and Self Harm is being organised for St. Stephens Day.  Glin Rovers Golden Oldies from the noughties who captured the Desmond Cup in 2009 will take on a current Glin Rovers XI who themselves have Desmond Cup medals in their back pocket and will do battle for bragging rights over the Christmas. The game will take place in Corbry Estate on St. Stephens Day with time to be confirmed. There will be a raffle for some great prices on the night and buckets will be found in the town to collect as much as we can for this charity with further details to be announced. We hope to have many as possible at the event and bring friends and family to this great cause.  

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Estuary🚜Rollers🎅15/12/19

‘Estuary Rollers’ will hold a Christmas Tractor Run on Sunday, December 15. Christmas Tractors passing through Glin today, 15/12/19 approx 4.50pm.

All proceeds are in aid of a wonderful local charity: Milford Hospice.

The run will start at Abbeyfeale Mart before heading up through Abbeyfeale Town. It will then continue to Athea, Moyvane, Tarbert and Glin before concluding for refreshments in The Knockdown Arms.

Santa’s sleigh in the workshop getting ready for his trip around West Limerick and North Kerry! 🚜

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Parish Newsletter: 14th/15th December 2019.

Parish Newsletter – 14th/15th December 2019 – 3rd Sunday of Advent                                

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: http://www.limerickdiocese.org

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. Margaret Hogan

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Eileen Mulvihill

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Nodlaig Adams

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

                                              Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell

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

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

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

Eucharistic Adoration:  Weekly Adoration every Friday from 10AM (after Mass) until 9PM. All are welcome to join  … Pope John Paul II: “Our communal worship at Mass must go together with our personal worship of Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration so that our love may be complete”.

A Christmas Message: Fr. Crawford’s brother John would like to wish the people of the parish a very happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.  He would also like to thank everyone most sincerely for the wonderful reception the family got

Concern Church Gate Collections: the annual Concern Church Gate Collections will be held this weekend, 14th & 15th December.  The staff, students and parents of Tarbert Comprehensive School will be collecting for this most worthy charity.  Please give as generously as you can.  Thank you.

St. Stephens Day Huge Fundraiser: A fundraising event being led by Shane Culhane for Pieta House, Preventing Suicide and Self Harm is being organised for St. Stephens Day.  Glin Rovers Golden Oldies from the noughties who captured the Desmond Cup in 2009 will take on a current Glin Rovers XI who themselves have Desmond Cup medals in their back pocket and will do battle for bragging rights over the Christmas. The game will take place in Corbry Estate on St. Stephens Day with time to be confirmed. There will be a raffle for some great prices on the night and buckets will be found in the town to collect as much as we can for this charity with further details to be announced. We hope to have many as possible at the event and bring friends and family to this great cause.  

Cailin Bán: The highly successful Cailin Bán staring Dominic West that took place at Glin Castle a few months ago, is now available to purchase on DVD.  You can now relive that night as DVDs are on sale in local Glin shops.  It includes incredible aerial views of Glin. The cost is €15 and would make a lovely Christmas gift. All proceeds from sale will go towards the new Interpretive Centre coming in 2020.

Glin Castle Side-saddle Meet: will take place on Sunday, December 29 at Glin Castle. Meeting in O’Shaughnessy’s Bar and Leaving from Glin Village at 12noon. Visitors Cap – €50 Adults / €30 Children. Please no parking in the castle driveway or grounds.

Glin GAA: would like to thank all those who contributed to their annual Church Gate Collection last weekend.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Estuary Rollers present ‘A Christmas Tractor Run’ on Sunday 15th December.  The decorated Christmas tractors expect to pass through Glin at approx. 5-5.30pm.  All proceeds in aid of Milford Care Centre.  If you would like to enter your tractor please arrive in Abbeyfeale Mart at 1.30pm.  Tractors aim to leave Abbeyfeale at 3.30pm and will pass through Athea, Moyvane, Tarbert, Glin and Knockdown.  Contact Kieran 086 3168452 for more info. Prize for BEST dressed tractor. Entry €40.  Please support.

Glin Rovers: Old Trafford Draw 2020. Tickets for our Annual Draw are now on sale.  This year up for grabs are 2 Match Tickets for Man Utd V Man City at Old Trafford (provisional date 7/3/20) plus €300 cash. Tickets are €5 each or 3 for €10.  These would make a nice stocking filler too!

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: open Fridays during term time.  Ceol Corbrai Community Hall, 10am to 12 noon.  €3 per family.  Refreshments provided.  We look forward to seeing you. 

Santa at Abha Bhan Parish Park:    With the announcement of the Orange Weather Warning by Met Eireann in relation to Storm Atiyah on Sunday last, the committee members made the tough decision to postpone Santa’s arrival and of the Craft Fair until this Sunday, December 15 at 4pm. They are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.  The pupils of 3rd-6th class at Gerald Griffins NS will be selling wooden candle holders at the craft fair as part of their Junior Entrepreneur Programme. Please stop by to see their amazing stall. For any info contact abhabhanpp@gmail.com

St. Fergus’ National School Car Park/Set Down Area: The Board of Management would like to advise you that the school has repaid €41,100 of the Parish Loan of €70,000 secured to fund the Parking/Set Down Area.  A cheque was issued to the Parish recently.  It was a wonderful community effort and our thanks to all who contributed to the door to door collection and any other fundraisers organised to repay this loan.  The parking/set down area has proved to be a great success both for the school and the whole community of Glin.  Míle Buíochas!

Organically Grown Christmas Trees for sale: Noble Fir and Nordmann Fir, all sizes available, non shed.  Blue/Green foliage with unique fresh scent. Call Sean 086 0232029

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

Newsletter: Please note next weekend will be the last newsletter for this year.

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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Cailin Bán DVD for sale 🎄📀🎅

Cailin Bán DVD‘S will be on sale in local Glin shops in the next few days. It’s a well produced and excellent video. It includes incredible aerial views of Glin. The cost is E15 and would make a lovely Christmas gift. All proceeds from sale will go towards the new Interpretive Centre coming in 2020. 🎄🎄🎅📀📀🎄🎅🎄📀📀🎅🎄🎄

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Parish Newsletter: 7th/8th December 2019.

Parish Newsletter – 7th/8th December 2019 – 2nd Sunday of Advent                                

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: http://www.limerickdiocese.org

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: Teresa Culhane

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. John Prendergast

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: David Sheehan

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Margaret Hogan

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

                                              Sunday: Harry Fitzgerald, Aoife Kennelly, Cara Martin, Eoghan O Connor

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

                                               Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell

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

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 10AM (after Mass) until 9PM. All are welcome to join  … Pope Benedict XVI: “Adoration is essentially an embrace with Jesus”.

Thank you: St. Fergus National School Parents Association would like to thank all who bought and supported our Reindeer Toy Show treat bags. Also a special mention to McNamara’s, Hogans, Adams Garage and the Post Office for facilitating in the selling

Last Man Standing: We have a winner!!! Congratulations to Padraig O’Connor on winning the Glin Rovers Last Man Standing competition. In Week 9, the other 5 punters picked Everton who, shockingly, lost to Norwich. Padraig went for the slightly riskier Aston Villa and was rewarded when they ran out easy winners over Newcastle. Padraig has been in all 10 iterations of the LMS so he was bound to get lucky some time! Once again, thanks to the committee, all the sellers for all their hard work and especially yourselves, the punters, who enter this competition time and time again. Thanks again.

Concern Church Gate Collections: the annual Concern Church Gate Collections will be held next weekend, 14th & 15th December.  The staff, students and parents of Tarbert Comprehensive School will be collecting for this most worthy charity.  Please give as generously as you can.  Thank you.

Glin Castle Side-saddle Meet: will take place on Sunday, December 29 at Glin Castle. Meeting in O’Shaughnessy’s Bar and Leaving from Glin Village at 12noon. Visitors Cap – €50 Adults / €30 Children. Please no parking in the castle driveway or grounds.

Glin Development Association: would like to thank everyone who contributed so generously to the Glin Christmas Lights Church Gate collection last weekend. Glin will be looking very festive for the Christmas season.

Glin GAA: are holding their annual Church Gate Collection this weekend.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Estuary Rollers present ‘A Christmas Tractor Run’ on Sunday 15th December.  The decorated Christmas tractors expect to pass through Glin at approx 5-5.30pm.  All proceeds in aid of Milford Care Centre.  If you would like to enter your tractor please arrive in Abbeyfeale Mart at 1.30pm.  Tractors aim to leave Abbeyfeale at 3.30pm and will pass through Athea, Moyvane, Tarbert, Glin and Knockdown.  Contact Kieran 086 3168452 for more info. Prize for BEST dressed tractor. Entry €40.  Please support.

St. Fergus’ National School Car Park/Set Down Area: The Board of Management would like to advise you that the school has repaid €41,100 of the Parish Loan of €70,000 secured to fund the Parking/Set Down Area.  A cheque was issued to the Parish recently.  It was a wonderful community effort and our thanks to all who contributed to the door to door collection and any other fundraisers organised to repay this loan.  The parking/set down area has proved to be a great success both for the school and the whole community of Glin.  Míle Buíochas!

Organically Grown Christmas Trees for sale: Noble Fir and Nordmann Fir, all sizes available, non shed.  Blue/Green foliage with unique fresh scent. Call Sean 086 0232029

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

Advent Prayers

Our Prayer Intention for the Day to Pray Together 

1. We pray for the dead;
that they may enjoy eternal life
rejoicing in the Lord’s house.

2. We pray for those who feel lonely at this time of year,
those who mourn and those who are far from
family and friends.

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: 30th November/1st December 2019.

Parish Newsletter – 30th November/1st December 2019 – 1st Sunday of Advent                                

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: http://www.limerickdiocese.org

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

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

Sunday 11.00 a.m.: John Culhane, Grace Fitzgera.d

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: John Healy

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Annie Reidy

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Teresa Culhane

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: John Prendergast

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

                                              Sunday: Síona Cunningham, Olivia Palys

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

                                               Sunday: Harry Fitzgerald, Aoife Kennelly, Cara Martin, Eoghan O Connor

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

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 10AM (after Mass) until 9PM. All are welcome to join  … Pope Benedict XVI: “Adoration is essentially an embrace with Jesus”.

ICA Change of Meeting: please note that there is a change for the ICA Meeting now being held at 7.30pm in Cloverfield Day Care Centre on Friday, December 6.  There will be a Christmas flower arrangement demonstration on the night. We look forward to seeing you. 

Congratulations: to GB Rovers Player Lee Mulvihill who has been voted U12 Division 2 School boys Player of the Year.  Lee currently trains with the FAI emerging talent Programme and also Captains the U12 Desmond League Team.

Christmas Craft Fair: will be held in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall, Glin on Saturday next the 7th December at 11.00 a.m.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: A great turnout again last week! Thanks everyone.  We will be back on Friday November 29. The schools are off on Friday, December 6 so we will not be open as we run in conjunction with the school calender. We will be back again on Friday, December 13.  Ceol Corbrai Community Hall, 10am to 12 noon.  €3 per family.  Refreshments provided.  

Glin Old Fair Day: The much anticipated traditional Glin Old Fair Day takes place this year on Saturday, December 7.  Like previous years, the craft fair will take place in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall with 20/22 table spots available to purchase for €20 ahead.  If you are interested in securing a table please contact Michael Donnellan on 087 9953577

Christmas Wreath Making: Takes place at Glin Castle December 8th from 2pm-5pm. Contact claire@glin-Castle.com for further info.

Willow Christmas Decoration Classes:  Come and learn how to make your very own Christmas Willow Decorations. Two classes available on November 30 in O’Shaughnessys Bar; Willow Stars from 10am to 1pm and Willow Angels from 2pm to 5pm. Cost of each class €35 including material fee and hot drinks. Pre-booking essential, space limited.  To book: Contact Rosemary Kavanagh at 089 2583226 or belongingtothewillows@gmail.com to pay €10 deposit.

Estuary Rollers present ‘A Christmas Tractor Run’ on Sunday 15th December.  The decorated Christmas tractors expect to pass through Glin at approx 5-5.30pm.  All proceeds in aid of Milford Care Centre.  If you would like to enter your tractor please arrive in Abbeyfeale Mart at 1.30pm.  Tractors aim to leave Abbeyfeale at 3.30pm and will pass through Athea, Moyvane, Tarbert, Glin and Knockdown.  Contact Kieran 086 3168452 for more info. Prize for BEST dressed tractor. Entry €40.  Please support.

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

Organically Grown Christmas Trees for sale: Noble Fir and Nordmann Fir, all sizes available, non shed.  Blue/Green foliage with unique fresh scent. Call Sean 086 0232029

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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Glin Parish Pastoral Council…church cleaning!

If you can spare an hour on Thursday 5th December at 2pm, please come along to the church to give it a good dusting and hoovering for Christmas. “Many hands make light work”. Bring some cleaning cloths and spray. Thank you 🙏

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Glin Christmas Lights – Church Gate Collection.

Church Gate Collection – Glin Christmas Lights.

This weekend 30th November/1st December. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Athea Craft Fair Cancelled.

Athea Craft Group Christmas open day in the library in Athea on Saturday 30th Nov has been cancelled due to a bereavement. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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Parish Newsletter: 23rd/24th November, 2019.

Parish Newsletter – 23rd/24th November 2019 – Feast of Christ The King                                  

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: http://www.limerickdiocese.org

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: Nicola Cunningham

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Saoirse Culhane

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Teresa Culhane

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Annie Reidy

Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Orlaith & Fearghal Leahy

                                              Sunday: Ava Hogan & Aoibhe McCarthy

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

                                               Sunday: Síona Cunningham & Olivia Palys

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

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 10AM (after Mass) until 9PM. All are welcome to join  … Pope Francis: “One cannot know the Lord without being in the habit of adoring in silence”.

A Programme of Formation for Lay Pastoral Ministry and Leadership: This programme provides training for those who are interested in working as volunteer catechists or lay pastoral workers at parish and pastoral unit level.  The programme combines rich academic content with pastoral skills and promotes the personal and spiritual development of the participants with an awareness of the cultural context in which they will minister.  The programme is both practical and theoretical and is grounded in pastoral spirituality.  The programme runs for 30 months.  The programme normally runs one weekend per month (Friday evening and all-day Saturday for 8 months per annum). After an initial six month period of discernment the candidate enrols in an accredited Certificate in Pastoral Ministry awarded by Mary Immaculate College.  The IIPS Certificate in Pastoral Ministry is currently being offered for the first time in the Academic Year 2019 – 2020 at an onsite location in the Diocese of Killaloe.  Information evening in the Longcourt Hotel, Newcastle West on Wednesday 27th November at 7.30 p.m. 

Glin ICA: will host the Senior Citizens Party at Cloverfield Daycare Centre on this Sunday 24th November at 1.00 p.m. 

Glin Community Alert Group: Free Personal Monitoring Alarm for older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their home and administered locally.  For further information regarding eligibility or for further information please contact Garda Billy McElligott, Eddie O’Connor 086 1681691, Tom Sheehy or any member of the Community Alert Scheme.

St. Fergus’ National School: The Board of Management of St. Fergus’ National School would like to thank all those who contributed to their Church Gate Collection last weekend.  €670.15 was raised.

Glin Old Fair Day: The much anticipated traditional Glin Old Fair Day takes place this year on Saturday, December 7.  Like previous years, the craft fair will take place in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall with 20/22 table spots available to purchase for €20 ahead.  If you are interested in securing a table please contact Michael Donnellan on 087 9953577

Found: A piece of jewellery was found on Monday, November 18 in Marian Place.  Can the owner contact Glin Community News Facebook page please.

Great news for Glin: Through the Sports Capital Funding, the following clubs received; Glin Rovers €56,000,  Glin Tennis club €16,500 and Glin GAA €16,000. Well done to all the clubs on excellent applications. 

Congratulations: to Shannon Gaels U21s who won the West final against St. Senan’s on a score line of 3-11 to 1-5 over the weekend.

Dog Fouling: some of the streets in Glin are once again full of dog droppings.  Please clean up after your dog.  FREE poop bags are available at the library.  People should be able to walk on the pavements without the worry of stepping in something unpleasant.

Christmas Wreath Making: Takes place at Glin Castle December 8th from 2pm-5pm. Contact claire@glin-Castle.com for further info.

Video Race Night: our neighbours in Tarbert are holding a video race night in Memory of John Paul Collins of Collins Petrol Garage on November 23 in Carmody’s Bar Tarbert at 8.30pm. Monster raffle along with numerous auction items. All proceeds to the Collins Family Fund. Please support. 

Glin Going Strong Club: Takes place at Taste on Sunday at 1.00 p.m.

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 Tidy Towns. Glin Tidy towns will recommence their work in early spring.  If you would like to join the group, and new members are always welcome, please keep an eye on the Parish notes, FB Page and papers. 

Glin Development Association: will be holding their AGM in the coming weeks. New members are welcome and we would encourage anyone who is interested in the future and prosperity of Glin to come along and get involved. Date will be advertised on glin.info, Glin Tidy Towns FB Page, Parish newsletter and in the papers. 

Prayers & Reflections for November 

Lord God,
whose days are without end and whose mercies beyond counting,
keep us mindful that life is short and the hour of death unknown.
Let your Spirit guide our days on earth in the ways of holiness and justice,
that we may serve you in union with the whole Church,
sure in faith, strong in hope, perfect in love.
And when our earthly journey is ended,
lead us rejoicing into your kingdom,
where you live forever and ever.
AMEN

(Order of Christian Funerals, 332)

A Prayer of Remembrance 

God, thank you for the special people in our lives whom we are remembering in a special way during the month of November. We thank you for being a compassionate God who walks with us
in the dark moments of grief and loneliness. We are thankful for all who continue to love and
support us through our grief. Lord, continue to be a light for us, giving us hope, direction and
courage. May we now live our lives treasuring the memories of those special people we have known and loved and help us to bring light and hope to others. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord, Amen. 

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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LAY PASTORAL MINISTRY AND LEADERSHIP – INFORMATION EVENING.

LONGCOURT HOUSE HOTEL NEWCASTLEWEST ON WEDNESDAY 27th NOVEMBER AT 7.30.

LAY PASTORAL Ministry and Leadership: This programme provides training for those who are interested in working as volunteer catechists or lay pastoral workers at parish and pastoral unit level. The programme combines rich academic content with pastoral skills and promotes the personal and spiritual development of the participants with an awareness of the cultural context in which they will minister. The programme is both practical and theoretical and is grounded in pastoral spirituality. The programme runs for 30 months. The programme normally runs one weekend per month (Friday evening and all-day Saturday for 8 months per annum). After an initial six month period of discernment the candidate enrols in an accredited Certificate in Pastoral Ministry awarded by Mary Immaculate College. The IIPS Certificate in Pastoral Ministry is currently being offered for the first time in the Academic Year 2019 – 2020 at an onsite location in the Diocese of Killaloe. Information evening in the Longcourt Hotel, Newcastle West on Wednesday 27th November at 7.30 p.m.

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Parish Newsletter: 16th/17th November 2019.

Parish Newsletter – 16th/17th November 2019 –  33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time                                   

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: http://www.limerickdiocese.org

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: Desiree Dore

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Mary Culhane

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Nicola Cunningham

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Saoirse Culhane

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

                                              Sunday: Katie, Julie Fitzell & Lucie Ryan

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

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 10AM (after Mass) until 9PM. All are welcome to join  … Pope Francis: “One cannot know the Lord without being in the habit of adoring in silence”.

A Programme of Formation for Lay Pastoral Ministry and Leadership: This programme provides training for those who are interested in working as volunteer catechists or lay pastoral workers at parish and pastoral unit level.  The programme combines rich academic content with pastoral skills and promotes the personal and spiritual development of the participants with an awareness of the cultural context in which they will minister.  The programme is both practical and theoretical and is grounded in pastoral spirituality.  The programme runs for 30 months.  The programme normally runs one weekend per month (Friday evening and all-day Saturday for 8 months per annum). After an initial six month period of discernment the candidate enrols in an accredited Certificate in Pastoral Ministry awarded by Mary Immaculate College.  The IIPS Certificate in Pastoral Ministry is currently being offered for the first time in the Academic Year 2019 – 2020 at an onsite location in the Diocese of Killaloe.  Information evening in the Longcourt Hotel, Newcastle West on Wednesday 27th November at 7.30 p.m. 

Ceol an Gheimhridh, 2019, Glin: Glin Comhaltas Branch hosted Ceol an Gheimhridh for Bord Chondae Luimnigh C.C.É. on Sunday 10th November in Glin.  Competitions were held in St. Fergus National School and Ceol Corbraí Community Hall and Glin C.C.É. are very grateful to the Principal and Staff of St. Fergus National School for the use of their elegant premises.  Thanks also of course to the Trustees of Ceol Corbraí for their Halla, The Old National School.  The whole event was successfully run by Bord Chontae Luimnigh C.C.É., our thanks to them also.  Cathaoirleach Seán ó hÉalaithe wishes to thank Glin Men’s Shed members who supplied door stewards: John Culhane, Joe McGrath, Martin Henderson, John Fitzgerald, Mickey Mulvihill.  Also my thanks to Glin C.C.É. members who made the event possible: Máire, Tom and Róise McIntyre, Áine Uí Riada and Matthew and Mary Healy.  It was a very busy event and it should be stated that the wonderful new parking amenities at the school served their purpose well.  “Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann a daoine”.

Glin ICA: will host the Senior Citizens Party at Cloverfield Daycare Centre on Sunday 24th November at 1.00 p.m.  Please hand I your names to Sheila at Wallaces, Mary at Hogans or Frances at McNamaras before the 20th November as places are limited.

Glin Community Alert Group: Free Personal Monitoring Alarm for older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their home and administered locally.  For further information regarding eligibility or for further information please contact Garda Billy McElligot, Eddie O’Connor 086 1681691, Tom Sheehy or any member of the Community Alert Scheme.

St. Fergus National School: The Board of Management of St. Fergus National School are holding their annual Church Gate Collection this weekend.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Glin Old Fair Day: The much anticipated traditional Glin Old Fair Day takes place this year on Saturday, December 7.  Like previous years, the craft fair will take place in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall with 20/22 table spots available to purchase for €20 ahead.  If you are interested in securing a table please contact Michael Donnellan on 087 9953577

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: We will return on Friday, Novemeber 15 as normal from 10am in Ceol Corbrai Hall.

Christmas Wreath Making: Takes place at Glin Castle December 8th from 2pm-5pm. Contact claire@glin-Castle.com for further info.

Video Race Night: our neighbours in Tarbert are holding a video race night in Memory of John Paul Collins of Collins Petrol Garage on November 23 in Carmody’s Bar Tarbert at 8.30pm. Monster raffle along with numerous auction items. All proceeds to the Collins Family Fund. Please support. 

Glin Going Strong Club: Takes place on the last Monday of every month at 2pm in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall.

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. 

Well done: Well done to gymnast Miriam O’Connor who competed at the 2019 National Series FIG Team Championship over the weekend in Dublin.  Miriam and her friends at Aerial Gymnastics Club brought home 7 National medals, 2 Gold and 5 Silver medals!  Amazing!! Well done everyone.

Glin Defibrillator Group: had a very successful Church Gate Collection. Thank you to everyone who contributed. Funds raised will be used towards the upkeep of the 11 Defibrillators in the Parish. 

Defibrillator and CPR training will take place in the coming months.  Don’t forget to put the new Defib contact number in your phone, 068 – 59590. 

Glin Tidy Towns. Glin Tidy towns will recommence their work in early spring.  If you would like to join the group, and new members are always welcome, please keep an eye on the Parish notes, FB Page and papers. 

Glin Development Association: will be holding their AGM in the coming weeks. New members are welcome and we would encourage anyone who is interested in the future and prosperity of Glin to come along and get involved. Date will be advertised on glin.info, Glin Tidy Towns FB Page, Parish newsletter and in the papers. 

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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GAA🏐Bord na nÓg AGM 13/11/19

Glin GAA Bord na nOg AGM on this Wednesday night Nov 13th at 8pm in the clubhouse. We appeal to all parents to make every effort to attend this very important meeting as this is the main opportunity to map out our plans for the coming year. Also there are a number of roles within the club that need to be filled.

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A very old poem composed by John Mulvihill of Scart, Glin

THE GLIN FAIR

A fair is held in sweet Glin town

At the falling of each year

On the first of dark December,

When Christmas times are near,

Gay crowds of sporting people

To the town do gather in

To buy and sell, and drink as well

At the winter’s fair of Glin.

‘Tis there you’ll see the sporting boys,

The girls grand and gay

They gather in to sweet Glin Town

To have a sporting day.

Upstairs at Mary Regan’s tent

They will drink strong wine and gin,

And talk of future happiness

At the winter’s fair of Glin.

‘Tis there you’ll see the spendid cows,

Fine calves and breeding mares.

From the golden vein of Drumrisk

That land so rich and rare.

From Scart and Sandes’ mountain

Prize cattle do come in

And they all will wear their medals

At the winter’s fair of Glin.

‘Tis there you would see the sporting boys

Going out for exercise

With loaded butts and plants of ash

They break each other’s eyes

Cut heads and broken noses

The blood will freely swim

From Connell’s forge down to the quay

At the winter’s fair of Glin.

Those Drumrisk boys are men of science,

They have a record made;

I’m told by good authorities

They knocked out all the Fees

The Curlew with his gallant band

He then had to give in

And seek for police protection

At the winter’s fair of Glin.

They have a noble training school

In Drumrisk hill I’m sure,

For day and night in Drumrisk hill

The gloves they freely use,

They break wire lines knock down ash trees,

They damage bone and skin.

And no wonder they are boxers then

At the winter’s fair of Glin.

So now good bye to you old fair,

You’ve gone and passed away;

And as Christmas time is drawing near

I have one word to say

I wish a happy Christmas to all of you good men

And maidens fair beyond compare,

In that lovely town of Glin.

Composed about 15 years ago by-

John Mulvihill

Scart,

Glin,

Co. Limerick.

From: https://www.duchas.ie/

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Parish Newsletter: 9th/10th November 2019.

Parish Newsletter – 9th/10th November 2019 –  32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time                                   

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: http://www.limerickdiocese.org

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. Eva Fitzgerald

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Desiree Dore

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Mary Culhane

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

                                              Sunday: Colm Mac Namara, Harry Fitzgerald

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

                                               Sunday: Katie, Julie Fitzell & Lucie Ryan

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

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 10AM (after Mass) until 9PM. All are welcome to join  … Pope Francis: “One cannot know the Lord without being in the habit of adoring in silence”.

Found: Pair of black leather gloves left in Church after Hazel Costello’s funeral – call to Hogans shop to collect.

Ceol an Gheimhridh: will be held in Glin on Sunday 10th November at St. Fergus’ National School and Ceol Corbraí Community Hall.  Competitions start at 11.00 a.m. at the school.  Everybody welcome.

Glin Community Alert Group: Free Personal Monitoring Alarm for older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their home and administered locally.  For further information regarding eligibility or for further information please contact Garda Billy McElligot, Eddie O’Connor 086 1681691, Tom Sheehy or any member of the Community Alert Scheme.

North Kerry Harriers: A Children’s Meet took place at Glin Castle on Sunday, November 3 at 1pm.  There was a fantastic turn out. North Kerry Harriers and organisers would like to take this opportunity to extend sincere thanks to all the landowners for their kind permission for the use of their lands, without which such an event could not take. 

Glin Old Fair Day: The much anticipated traditional Glin Old Fair Day takes place this year on Saturday, December 7th.  Like previous years, the craft fair will take place in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall with 20/22 table spots available to purchase for €20 ahead.  If you are interested in securing a table please contact Michael Donnellan on 087 9953577

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: There where many spooky characters at Ceol Corbrai at our Halloween party.  It was lovely to see all the children dressed up for the occasion. We look forward to seeing you all on Friday, November 15th as normal from 10am in Ceol Corbrai Hall.

Glin GAA: Glin GAA Bord na nOg will hold their AGM on next Wednesday night November 13 at 8pm in the clubhouse. We appeal to all parents to make every effort to attend this very important meeting as this is the main opportunity to map out our plans for the coming year. Also there are a number of roles within the club that need to be filled.

Christmas Wreath Making: Takes place at Glin Castle December 8th from 2pm-5pm. Contact claire@glin-Castle.com for further info.

Commiserations: toLimerick FC U13 players Cillian Mulvihill, Tom Healy, their team mates, manager Niall Connolly, coaches Kieran O’Reilly and Sean Russell having lost 5-3 against St. Patricks Athletics in the SSE Airtricity U13 League Cup Final on a wet and miserable afternoon Saturday last in Jackman Park, Limerick. Cillian Mulvihill scored within the first 5 minutes but it wasn’t long before the score was equalled.  Going into the second half the boys were down 5-1 but Limerick soon turned things around with a super free kick from Cillian Mulvihill making it 5-2.  The boys fought hard with a further goal from James Kenneally within the last 10 minutes but it just wasn’t enough.  Many thanks to all those that ventured out in the unpleasant weather to support our boys in blue!

Video Race Night: our neighbours in Tarbert are holding a video race night in Memory of John Paul Collins of Collins Petrol Garage on November 23 in Carmody’s Bar Tarbert at 8.30pm. Monster raffle along with numerous auction items. All proceeds to the Collins Family Fund. Please support. 

Glin Playground Extension – Grand Opening.
It was on a Spooky Halloween Eve, Thursday 31st October, when Glin Town Park was invaded by the scariest, terrifying and most menacing of earthly creatures ever!
Glin Development had the official opening of the new, recently completed, playground extension. There was a fantastic turnout and the Development Committee would like to thank everyone who turned up for the opening. Special thanks goes to all the children in their fantastic costumes. Our independent adjudicators has a very difficult task indeed to pick a winner. Thank you all for making such a brilliant effort. Dominic West was home for Halloween with his family and he very kindly obliged by officially opening the playground and cutting the ribbon. Glin Development would like to thank Dominic and his family for taking time out from their break to help out. Dominic is always so obliging and a gentleman to boot. We could not have asked for a more handsome ribbon cutter! He remarked that we now can boast three castles in Glin, with the new castle structure in the playground echoing our existing iconic castles!
Fr. Tom Crawford blessed the playground and spoke some lovely words to the children about appreciating the facilities and looking after our earth.  West Limerick resources who part funded the project were represented by Elaine Dillon and Amee Grigg. Our local Councillor, John Sheahan, who spearheaded the project, also said some words as did the Chairman of Glin Development, John Anthony Culhane.  Glin Development would like to thank everyone who had a part in the project and those who helped to make the Opening the wonderful event that it was. Special thanks also to Jim Lynch and William Brouder, RSS and to brothers Joe and Denis Mulcahy CES, who keep Glin Park and Glin Playground in excellent condition.  The project was funded by West Limerick Resources, Glin Development PLG and sponsorship from Adams Garage.

Glin Going Strong Club: Takes place on the last Monday of every month at 2pm in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall.

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 Tidy Towns:  Volunteers meeting point: Car park near Tennis Court every Saturday morning at 11am or Wednesday 8pm.  All welcome.   

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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Glin Playground Extension Opening…

Glin Development would like to thank everyone who turned up today for the opening of the Playground extension. Special thanks goes to all the children in their fantastic costumes. It was very difficult to choose a winner for the best costume. Everyone was a winner !! Thank you all for making such a brilliant effort. Some of the mums looked especially scary !!!

Thank you to Dominic West and his family. Dominic is always so obliging and a gentleman to boot. We could not have asked for a more handsome ribbon cutter!

Thanks also to John Anthony Culhane Chairman Glin Development John Sheahan Councillor Fr Tom Crawford West Limerick Resources – WLR Jim Lynch RSS Denis Mulcahy CES Adams Garage and members of Glin Development and everyone who helped to make the evening a success.

Oíche Shamhna sona…🏰🕷🧙‍♀️🦇🕸🧛‍♂️⚰️🕸🏰🧝‍♀️🍁

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Glin Development Playground Extension Opening… tomorrow at 4 pm

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Playground🏰Extension🕸Official Opening👹31/10/19

Glin Development Association Official opening of Glin Playground Extension with Dominic West on Thursday next 31st October at 4pm.

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BEST HALLOWEEN DRESS COMPETITION!!!
Wear your HALLOWEEN COSTUMES.

It will be SPOOKTACULAR

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Halloween treats for the children.

THE KEEP MAIN CASTLE WITH ROOF & TUBE SLIDE

This great Keep Main Castle offers a multitude of play activities that stimulate both physical skills and role play in a fantastic varied play structure with cannons. The Castle can be entered from great climbing net inside the structure or up the stairs. Once on elevated level different activities support children’s physical development. The huge thrilling tube slide develop children’s spatial awareness, their balance is stimulated when sliding down the banister bars and the fireman’s pole develop children’s bone density. On the ground level of the Castle a treasure box and the jail window stimulate children’s fine motor skills and teach them about cause and effect.

WHEELCHAIR CAROUSEL

Carousel with room for wheelchair:
WOW – this is play for everyone, no matter their abilities. The huge truly inclusive, universal design carousel attracts big groups of children and adults in for a spin. Due to its versatility, it appeals to children and adults again and again. The ground-level design makes the carousel accessible to everyone. The bench provides a comfortably seated spin. The handholds function from both sides. From the inside they offer good support, whilst from the outside they to get the carousel moving. Spinning on this carousel trains the vestibular system, the sense of balance and the spatial awareness. The benefits trained through play also encompass social skills, such as cooperation and empathy by assisting friends of all abilities to spin and helping others wanting to join or exit. It is play with a purpose for all.

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Parish Newsletter: 26th/27th October 2019.

Parish Newsletter – 26th/27thOctober 2019 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time                                   

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: http://www.limerickdiocese.org

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: Eileen Mulvihill

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Nodlaig Adams

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Louise MacNamara

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Margaret Hogan

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: Seán Maharg, Síonna & Breean Cunningham

Altar Servers Get Together: in Taste on Tuesday next the 29th October at 2.30 p.m. Contact 087-9218588 if you are unable to attend.

All Saints Holyday of Obligation: Thursday night 31st October Mass at 7.00 p.m.

                                                            Friday 1st November Mass at 11.00 a.m.

Commemoration of All the faithful Departed (All Souls) Sat: Mass at 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.

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

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 10AM (after Mass) until 9PM. Fr. Crawford has kindly offered to have the Church heating on during the winter months. All are welcome to join  … Pope Francis: “I invite everyone to discover the beauty of the prayer of Adoration and to exercise it often”.

Christmas Wreath Making: Takes place at Glin Castle December 8 from 2pm-5pm. Contact claire@glin-Castle.com for further info.

Speed Limit through Loughill: Please show your support to keep the speed limit low going through Loughill by signing the petitions in the local businesses.

Glin Community Alert Group: Free Personal Monitoring Alarm for older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their home and administered locally.  The alarm is worn around the neck or wrist and when pressed connects to a 24 hour monitored centre. Two people within the same home can receive an alarm if they both meet the eligibility criteria.  For a further information regarding eligibility or for further information please contact Garda Billy McElligott, Eddie O’Connor 086 1681691, Tom Sheehy or any member of the Community Alert Scheme.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: We will be closed due to the school mid-term break on Friday November 1 and will return as normal on Friday, November 8.  Many thanks to all that came on Friday 18th, there was a great turnout with 16 adults and over 20 small folk. A lovely busy atmosphere! Thanks everyone and we hope that numbers will continue to grow.  Please spread the word.  

Blood Donor Clinic: save December 19 in your diary.  The blood donor clinic will be in town. 

Congratulations: A bright future lies ahead for the GB Rovers U12s team.  Congratulations to the team and trainers (Fergal Fitzgerald & John McNamara) on winning the Desmond League. A great title to have under your belt.  Well done all. 

Congratulations: to former GB Rover players Tom Healy and Cillian Mulvihill who beat Cork City in the SSE Airtricity League Semi Final Saturday last. This is the highest level of schoolboy soccer and such an achievement for these two boys and their club Limerick FC. Wishing them the best in the Cup Final.

Glin Post Office: This year let Glin Post Office take care of all your Spooky Halloween needs!  Be prepared for October 31st and pick up your Halloween costumes, face paint, masks, weapons, hats & bags which are all available now.

Glin Fairy Trail: has been invaded by ghosts and ghouls in recent days.  If you’re feeling brave, make sure to take a look!  Located at the start of The Knights Walk. 

GAA: Strength and Conditioning Classes; after a healthy discussion last week between parents, club officials and Colm Hassett of CH Fitness Gyms, we have decided to provisionally make a start in early November for our GAA strength and conditioning winter programme. Saturday morning is currently pencilled in; with the u12s & u14s at 12 noon and u16s & u18s at 12.45pm. Any parents that couldn’t attend the meeting, please don’t hesitate to ask any Bord na nÓg official for info. In the meantime please keep an eye on social media for confirmation of start-up.

Gerald Griffins Lip Sync:  takes place on Saturday, November 9 at The Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine. Doors open at 7pm with the show starting at 8pm.  Tickets €20

Willow Basketry Courses: two classes take place in O’Shaughnessys bar on November 9 and November 10.  On Saturday, November 9 ‘Willow Hen Basket’ starts at 10:00-5:30pm.In this all-day course we will be making a traditional frame basket with a ‘wild rose’ twist. Everyone leaves on the day with their very own basket and a set of traditional techniques! Tuition includes materials fee and tools. Class is limited to 7 students. €85, €30 deposit to confirm space. Second course takes place on the afternoon of Sunday, November 10 with the Willow Platter Class. Learn to make ‘tension trays’ or platters. Tuition includes materials fee and tools. Class is limited to 7 students. €50, €15 deposit to confirm space. To book contact Rosemary 089 258 3226

Thank You: As many of you know Maura O’Connor is a very busy women working away daily at Brides Boutique.  Over the past 7 to 8 years Maura has voluntarily given up every Saturday morning at 8.30am to read the local notes on Limericks Live 95fm.  Maura has kept a light shining on Glin and made our village and events known to all in West Limerick and beyond through her weekly morning radio slot.  If you haven’t yet tuned in, please do so, she is doing a wonderful job.  On behalf of the Glin Community; we sincerely thank you.

Classic Car and Tractor Run: takes place on November, 2 at Gerald Griffin’s GAA Club Ballyhahill Co. LIMERICK. Starting at 10am. Tea, coffee and refreshments with a memento for all participants. Car boot sale at the location on the day. If anyone wants a pitch please let me know.  Car entry for a pitch is €15. All proceeds go towards promotion of underage GAA in our small community. We last had a very successful run in 2012 here for the same cause….We would love to see cars, bikes, tractors, retro or vintage… Raffle prize on the day for entrants…. It may suit West Limerick, Knockdown, Rock Hill Bruree, Listowel clubs. All are most welcome. If your club are attending please advise so we can have enough mementoes and refreshments for everyone. Contact Gearoid on 085 1155506.

Glin Going Strong Club: Takes place on the last Monday of every month at 2pm in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall.

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 Tidy Towns:  Volunteers meeting point: Car park near Tennis Court every Saturday morning at 11am or Wednesday 8pm.  All welcome.   

Newsletter: Please note that there will not be any newsletter next week. Thank you.

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Willow Basketry Courses in Glin

9 November, Saturday

Willow Hen Basket 10:00-5:30

In this all-day course we will be making a traditional frame basket with a ‘wild rose’ twist.These baskets are called Hen or ‘Bum’ Baskets, they are always a joy to make, and with many versatile uses–through harvesting baskets, vessels for fruit and veg, hanging storage baskets…the options feel endless!In this course, I  prepare a range of colourful homegrown willow to allow us to play around with designs and appreciate the expressive ways of our heritage varieties of willow. Everyone leaves the day with their very own basket and a set of traditional techniques!Tuition includes materials fee and tools
Class is limited to 7 students
Located in O’Shaughnessy’s Pub
85e, 30e deposit to confirm space


10 November

Sunday Willow Platter 1:30-5:00

Join us for an afternoon learning how to make willow ‘tension trays’ or platters. This class is a great introduction to willow basketry, allowing one to get a feel for the material in a half day class. We will get the chance to play around with the natural colours of the willow and learn some basic traditional techniques. These trays are very attractive and functional, a beautiful sight with bread on the kitchen table or a precious handmade gift for the holidays approaching!
Tuition includes materials fee and tools
Class is limited to 7 students
Located in O’Shaughnessy’s Pub
50e, 15e deposit to confirm space

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