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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Maintenance works complete on Glin Knights Walk and Heritage Trails.

Knights Walk and Heritage Trails.

Upgrade and maintenance works on the Knights Walk which were commissioned by Glin Development are now complete.
Now is a great time to take in our beautiful scenic walks in Glin.
The weather is good and the conditions are perfect to take in the Knights Walk, Knockaranna and the coastal ‘path’. The Knights Walk is spectacular. You can enter from St. Paul’s opposite Glin church and follow the trail south through The Race Field where many important race meetings were held in the last century. Then on to Rook Hall Wood, through to Furry Hill Wood, Beech Walk and on to Tullyglass Hill where you will find the Viewing Platform. From here use the binoculars provided to take in the wonderful vista. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding counties of Kerry, Clare, Galway and Tipperary. To the west you can see Cnoc an Oir in Ballybunion, to the North West Scattery Island, Loop Head, Slievecallan and a magnificent sweeping view of the Shannon Estuary. It’s a fabulous walk and you will observe a variety of native woodland flora and fauna and take in the majestic species of beech, oak, ash and holly trees. The wild garlic is in full bloom and the Foxgloves are getting ready to don their wonderful pink gloves! It is a distance of 4KM and is rated of ‘moderate’ difficulty. Good walking shoes are essential and don’t forget to bring mobile phone, a drink and a snack. Knockaranna and The Path are rated ‘easy’ and would suit casual walkers and are also beautiful scenic routes. Brochures outlining the routes are available from local shops and pubs in Glin and also from Peg in Glin Library. Plan ahead, Prepare and ‘Leave no Trace’ and enjoy!

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Parish Newsletter

19th/20th May: Pentecost Sunday
Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week
Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Betty Brown, Betty Ann McSweeney, Mike Fennell
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Denis Flaherty, Fiona Moore
Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Nicola Cunningham
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Eufrocina Clemente
Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Paul Curley
Sunday 11am: Nodlaig Adams
Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Darragh, Orliath & Fearghal Leahy
Sunday: Zuzia & Olivia Palys
Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Luke Buckley, Donnadh Daly, Jack Adams & Cian Hogan
Sunday: Breean & Sionna Cunningham
Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032
Notes in Local Papers: If you would like a note in The Observer or The Limerick Leader please email your notes to glinnotes@gmail.com by 7pm Sunday night to ensure publication for the coming week.
Máire’s Cakes: Order your Confirmation Cakes and desserts now for your Confirmation Day. Contact Máire 087-6413799.
CÚL CAMP: Glin/Gerald Griffin’s Cúl Camp will take place in Glin’s GAA pitch this summer from July 30 to August 3. Places can be booked online from early March.
Glin Pro-Life Group: If you need a lift to the polling station to vote NO, please contact Eilish McNamara on 068-34269 or 087-6336369 or Antoinette 087-6136491, Marie 087-9585916, Mike 083-8892137.
Sacrament of Confirmation: will take place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Tuesday next the 22nd May at 10.30 a.m.
Glin Tidy Towns are commencing weekly clean-up. The first of our clean-ups is on Saturday 26th May at 11 a.m. and Wednesday 30th May at 7.30 p.m. Meeting point will be the Town Park. We are looking for volunteers from the wider community of Glin of all age groups, who would like to get involved in this initiative. The aim is that all areas of Glin would be tackled, so volunteers can concentrate on their own area and their contribution can have an impact on the appearance of where they live. Please consider coming along and giving just one hour a week, as it is the work of the whole community, coming together, that will make the difference. If you have any gardening equipment, spades, wheelbarrow etc., and a vis vest, please bring these along with you. It was Henry Ford who said, “Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success!
Dog Fouling: Anyone walking the path to Tarbert with their dog/dogs can you PLEASE CLEAN UP after they do their business. The path is a disgrace with dog fouling. Bags available FREE from PEG at the LIBRARY.
PAT MARTIN MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT: Friday, 1st June in the Glin GAA grounds. Tarbert v Gerald Griffins at 6.30pm, Glin v Moyvane at 7.10pm, Final 8pm. Followed by finger food and raffle at Dunnes Bar. All proceeds to Pat Martin’s family. All welcome
Clothes Recycling: The next clothing collection for our two Primary Schools takes place on the 15th June so start collecting any REWEARABLE clothes, paired shoes, belts, handbags, curtains, towels, bedlinen and donate to our two schools. Thanking you.
GAA TRAINING: U8s and U10s training every Wednesday evening in Ballyhaill GAA pitch from 7pm. Training for U12s takes place on Tuesday evenings in Glin GAA pitch from 6.30pm.
GLIN TRIATHLON: takes place on September 1. Registration is now open and you can register on Triathlon Ireland’s website.
St. Fergus’ National School: New Junior Infants (2018) introductory afternoon will be held in the Junior Infants Classroom on Thursday 31st May at 1.15 p.m.
Glin Baby & Toddler Group: meets every Thursday in Ceol Corbraí Hall from 10am. Entry costs €3 per family and refreshments are provided for adults and children. Up to date information available on Facebook. Open during TERM TIME ONLY
GLIN ROVERS CREST: The Glin Rovers F.C. Logo is now available at Glin Crafts, Sewing & Embroidery. A standard crest is €5 and initialling etc is also available. The crest can be embroidered on any garment you bring to Martyna. Contact Martyna at 085 165 1040 or log on to Glin Crafts, Sewing & Embroidery Page on Facebook

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Glin Tidy Towns

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Welcome Margaret to Glin Tidy Towns..

Margaret Mulcahy TUS, and John Anthony Culhane of Glin Development and Tidy Towns holding a briefing session in Glin Town Park. Margaret is the new Litter Control Officer. Margaret is responsible for litter collection in Glin and we are hopeful she won’t have a big job on her hands, as we are appealing to all to use the litter bins provided in the town and Town Park for discarding litter.

 

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Glin Tidy Towns – weekly cleanup!

Glin Tidy Towns are commencing weekly cleanup on Saturday 26th May. Meeting point will be the Town Park at 11 am.

We are looking for volunteers from the wider community of Glin of all age groups, who would like to get involved in this initiative, to come along on Saturday’s. The aim is that all areas of Glin would be tackled, so volunteers can concentrate on their own area and their contribution can have an impact on the appearance of where they live. Please consider coming along, as it is the work of the whole community, coming together, that will make the difference. If you have any gardening equipment and a vis vest, please bring these along with you.

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Glin GAA

Pat Martin Memorial Tournament

Glin GAA club are delighted to announce that the Pat Martin memorial Gaelic football tournament will take place on Friday June 1st at Glin GAA field. Pat was an outstanding footballer on the Glin teams of the ‘80s and 90’s and his sudden death last year was greatly felt in the community. The action will commence on the evening at 6.30pm with Tarbert vs Gerald Griffins. At 7.10pm Glin take on Moyvane. The two winning team will then play a final at 8pm. Finger food and a raffle will be held in Dunne’s Bar afterwards, with all proceeds from the evening going to Pat Martin ‘s family, Tarbert.

U12

Glin had a fine 3-5 to 1-5 win over the combination of Askeaton/Ballysteen/Kilcornan last Thursday evening. Scorers on the night were Cillian Mulvihill (2-1), Adam Bennett (1-2) and Tom Healy (0-3). Keep it up lads!

Intermediate West C’ship

Glin recorded an impressive 3-18 to 0-10 victory over Newcastle West last week in the first round of the west intermediate championship. They are now into a quarter final against Castlemahon.

Team: Seán Lyons, Stephen Barrett, Brian O’Donovan, Aidan Mulvihill, Ronan Culhane, Pádraig Costello, Jack Sheahan, Ger Lyons, Edmond Horan, Shane Culhane (capt.), Darren Sheahan, Gary Culhane, Sheagh O’Connor, Pádraig Horan, Seán Horan. Subs: Edward Mulvihill, Eoin  Flanagan.

Cúl Camps

Glin/Gerald Griffin’s Cúl Camp will take place in Glin’s GAA pitch this summer from July 30th to August 3rd. Places can be booked online now at  www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.

Lotto

Lotto was held in Geoghegan’s last Sunday evening. Numbers drawn were 6, 8, 19, 20. There was no winner on the night but the five €30 Lucky Dips drawn were Christina Costello, John T. Costello, Grace and Colm (CH), Brian O’Donovan and Donal Mangan. Next week’s jackpot will be €1,900 and the draw takes place in Wallace’s Bar on Sunday evening at 8.30pm.

Each tickets costs €2, 3 tickets – €5, 8 tickets – €10, 1 ticket every week for 1 year – €100, 3 tickets every week for 1 year – €249 while you can also play online at https://game.smartlotto.ie/game/play/532. Your support is greatly appreciated with all funds raised going towards the development of facilities for players and supporters of our club.

O’Neill’s Online Club Shop

Don’t forget Glin GAA club gear is now available to buy on the O’Neills website. Official team jerseys, jackets, tracksuits, hoodies, t-shirts, training gear and hats embroidered with club crest are available to buy in all sizes from kids to adults, with home delivery options also. Log on https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/glin-gaa-club.html to find out more.

New Arrival

Congratulation to team physio Joe Sweeney and his wife Kate on the birth of their baby boy recently.

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Parish Newsletter

12th/13th May: Seventh Sunday of Easter – Ascension of the Lord
Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week
Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Michael O Connor, Marie Shine, Mary Hogan
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Sean Flanagan, Alice O Shaughnessy, Alice Moore
Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: John Healy
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: John Prendergast
Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Nicola Cunningham
Sunday 11am: Eufrocina Clemente
Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Orla MacNamara, Marissa Hogan & Colm MacNamara
Sunday: Ella O Connor, Anna Daly
Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Darragh, Orliath & Fearghal Leahy
Sunday: Zuzia & Olivia Palys
Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Notes in Local Papers: If you would like a note in The Observer or The Limerick Leader please email your notes to glinnotes@gmail.com by 7pm Sunday night to ensure publication for the coming week.
Máire’s Cakes: Order your Confirmation Cakes and desserts now for your Confirmation Day. Contact Máire 087-6413799.
Milford Care Centre: would like to thank the parishioners most sincerely for contribution to the recent Church Gate Collection. The amount raised in Glin was €1,170.45. Your contribution makes it possible to improve and develop in-patient and community specialist palliative care services.
Trócaire Collection: Many thanks to all who returned their Trócaire collections. The amount raised was €1,367.
Thank you from Fr. Crawford: I wish to thank all who contributed to my recent collection. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Alzheimer’s Coffee Morning: Thank you to all who supported our recent coffee morning in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall. The amount raised was €366.
CÚL CAMP: Glin/Gerald Griffin’s Cúl Camp will take place in Glin’s GAA pitch this summer from July 30 to August 3. Places can be booked online from early March.
Dog Fouling: Anyone walking the path to Tarbert with their dog/dogs can you PLEASE CLEAN UP after they do their business. The path is a disgrace with dog fouling. Bags available FREE from PEG at the LIBRARY.
Clothes Recycling: The next clothing collection for our two Primary Schools takes place on the 15th June so start collecting any REWEARABLE clothes, paired shoes, belts, handbags, curtains, towels, bedlinen and donate to our two schools. Thanking you.
GAA TRAINING: U8s and U10s training every Wednesday evening in Ballyhaill GAA pitch from 7pm. Training for U12s takes place on Tuesday evenings in Glin GAA pitch from 6.30pm.
GLIN TRIATHLON: takes place on September 1. Registration is now open and you can register on Triathlon Ireland’s website.
GLIN LIBRARY: Reopens on Thursday, May 10 at 11am.
CONGRATULATIONS: Glin Rovers would like to congratulate former club player Ambrose Lanigan who married Alison Moran recently.
Glin Baby & Toddler Group: meets every Thursday in Ceol Corbraí Hall from 10am. Entry costs €3 per family and refreshments are provided for adults and children. Up to date information available on Facebook. Open during TERM TIME ONLY
GLIN ROVERS CREST: The Glin Rovers F.C. Logo is now available at Glin Crafts, Sewing & Embroidery. A standard crest is €5 and initialling etc is also available. The crest can be embroidered on any garment you bring to Martyna. Contact Martyna at 085 165 1040 or log on to Glin Crafts, Sewing & Embroidery Page on Facebook
Dates to remember:
Confirmation: Tuesday 22nd May at 10am.
Charity Swim: 21st July
Glin Triathlon: 1st September

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Glin GAA

Table Quiz

Glin GAA club will be holding a fundraising table quiz in the Captain’s this Friday evening at 9pm. All welcome.

Cúl Camps

Glin/Gerald Griffin’s Cúl Camp will take place in Glin’s GAA pitch this summer from July 30th to August 3rd. Places can be booked online now at  www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.

Lotto

Lotto was held in Conway’s last Monday evening. Numbers drawn were 1, 17, 22, and 30. There was no winner on the night but the five €30 Lucky Dips drawn were Tommy Wallace, John T. Costello, Oisín McSweeney and David Killeen.  Next week’s jackpot will be €1,800 and the draw takes place in the Magpie Bar on Sunday evening at 8.30pm.

Each tickets costs €2, 3 tickets – €5, 8 tickets – €10, 1 ticket every week for 1 year – €100, 3 tickets every week for 1 year – €249 while you can also play online at https://game.smartlotto.ie/game/play/532. Your support is greatly appreciated with all funds raised going towards the development of facilities for players and supporters of our club.

O’Neill’s Online Club Shop

Don’t forget Glin GAA club gear is now available to buy on the O’Neills website. Official team jerseys, jackets, tracksuits, hoodies, t-shirts, training gear and hats embroidered with club crest are available to buy in all sizes from kids to adults, with home delivery options also. Log on https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/glin-gaa-club.html to find out more.

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Conor Sheehan ⚽️League⚽️ May 7th

Please note that the Conor Sheehan Soccer League for all pupils will commence on Monday next 7th May at 6.15pm in the Glin Rovers pitch.

Click below for a trip down memory lane….

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Parish Newsletter

5th/6th May: Sixth Sunday of Easter.
Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week
Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Norma McKeon, Mary O Brien, Grace Fitzgerald
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: John Culhane, Marie McKenna
Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Teresa Culhane
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Annie Reidy
Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: John Healy
Sunday 11am: John Prendergast
Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Ellen Moore, Katie Fitzell, Keela Normile, Danielle McKenna
Sunday: Conor, Maurice & Harry Fitzgerald
Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Orla MacNamara, Marissa Hogan & Colm MacNamara
Sunday: Ella O Connor & Anna Daly
Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032
Notes in Local Papers: If you would like a note in The Observer or The Limerick Leader please email your notes to glinnotes@gmail.com by 7pm Sunday night to ensure publication for the coming week.
St. Fergus National School First Holy Communion Class: Congratulations to the boys & girls of St. Fergus’ National School who received their First Holy Communion today, Saturday 5th May. A special Thank you to Fr. Crawford for his help and time preparing for the Sacrament.
Glin Pro-Life Group: are looking for people to volunteer to canvas for the NO vote in the up-coming referendum. Please give your name and phone number to Eilis McNamara 068-34269 or mobile 087-6336369.
Máire’s Cakes: Order your Confirmation Cakes and desserts now for your Confirmation Day. Contact Máire 087-6413799.
Glin Library: will be closed on and from Wednesday NIGHT May 2nd until Thursday 10th May at 11am when normal hours will resume.
Enrolment forms: Applications for enrolment for the school year 2018/2019 are now available from both our Primary Schools.
CÚL CAMP: Glin/Gerald Griffin’s Cúl Camp will take place in Glin’s GAA pitch this summer from July 30 to August 3. Places can be booked online from early March.
Dog Fouling: Anyone walking the path to Tarbert with their dog/dogs can you PLEASE CLEAN UP after they do their business. The path is a disgrace with dog fouling. Bags available FREE from PEG at the LIBRARY.
Clothes Recycling: The next clothing collection for our two Primary Schools takes place on the 15th June so start collecting any RE-WEARABLE clothes, paired shoes, belts, handbags, curtains, towels, bed linen and donate to our two schools. Thanking you.
THE PARENTS ASSOCIATION OF ST FERGUS NS: wish to congratulate the 9 boys and 4 girls of second class who made their First Holy Communion yesterday with the guidance of their teacher Mr Lehane. “May God’s blessings, love, and grace be showered upon you on this joyous occasion” Congratulations to you all on your First Holy Communion.
THE REFERENDUM TO: repeal or retain the Eighth Amendment is now less than a month away and if you’re not registered to vote, you don’t have long left to fix that. The deadline is May 8 to have your forms stamped by your local garda station and returned to the relevant local authority. Postal vote deadline has now passed and only online applications are accepted. You can
find out if you’re registered to vote using CheckTheRegister.ie. Contact your local council if your details do not appear but you believe you are registered to vote.
GAA TRAINING: U8s and U10s training every Wednesday evening in Ballyhaill GAA pitch from 7pm. Training for U12s takes place on Tuesday evenings in Glin GAA pitch from 6.30pm.
Glin Baby & Toddler Group: meets every Thursday in Ceol Corbraí Hall from 10am. Entry costs €3 per family and refreshments are provided for adults and children. Up to date information available on Facebook. Open during TERM TIME ONLY
GLIN ROVERS CREST: The Glin Rovers F.C. Logo is now available at Glin Crafts, Sewing & Embroidery. A standard crest is €5 and initialling etc is also available. The crest can be embroidered on any garment you bring to Martyna. Contact Martyna at 085 165 1040 or log on to Glin Crafts, Sewing & Embroidery Page on Facebook
Dates to remember:
Confirmation: Tuesday 22nd May at 10am.
Charity Swim: 21st July
Glin Triathlon: 1st September

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Composting workshop and ladybird identification workshop with West Limerick Resources…

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Bee and Butterfly Workshops 🐝🦋

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BEE AND BUTTERFLY WORKSHOPS

Community Bee Monitoring Workshop

Adare Village Hall, Co Limerick

DATE: on request for both workshops…

This workshop will provide training in bee identification, surveying and recording techniques. It will consist of an indoor presentation and an outdoor practical session at a nearby wildflower habitat. This is a beginner’s level workshop. It will introduce you to the fascinating world of bees and the importance of bee monitoring in Ireland. This workshop is ideal for community groups such as Tidy Towns.

Booking is essential contact us at conservation@iwt.ie for booking

This event is free of charge and supported by Limerick City and County Council
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Kilcornan Butterfly monitoring workshop

An Taisce is offering a free workshop on how to identify and monitor butterflies in accordance with the methods laid out by the National Biodiversity Data Centre.

Participants will be trained in butterfly monitoring and in becoming citizen scientists with the potential to contribute to the NBDC’s Irish Butterfly Atlas.

Participants will meet in Kilcornan Community Centre for an introduction to Ireland’s butterflies and techniques used to monitor and record them as part of national monitoring Schemes.

They will then follow a 1 Km transect through Curraghchase Forest Park where butterflies will be identified, counted and recorded along the way in accordance with the methods laid out by the NBDC.

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Parish Newsletter: 28th/29th April 2018.

28th/29th April 2018; Fifth Sunday of Easter.
Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week
Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Betty Brown, Betty Ann McSweeney, Mike Fennell
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Denis Flaherty, Fiona Moore
Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Mary Culhane
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Eufrocina Clemente
Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Teresa Culhane
Sunday 11am: Annie Reidy
Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Jack Adams, Luke Buckley, Donnadh Daly, Cian Hogan.  Sunday: Breean & Sionna Cunningham
Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Ellen Moore, Katie Fitzell, Keela Normile, Danielle McKenna
Sunday: Conor, Maurice & Harry Fitzgerald
Deaths: Sympathy is extended to the family of Thomas Fitzgerald, Shanagolden (formally of Creagh Street) who died recently.
Sympathy is extended to Den and Gertie O Brien, Ballyhahill on the passing of their daughter Edel.
May they rest in peace.
Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032
Notes in Local Papers: If you would like a note in The Observer or The Limerick Leader please email your notes to glinnotes@gmail.com by 7pm Sunday night to ensure publication for the coming week.
First Holy Communion: will take place on Saturday next the 5th May, 2018.
Glin Pro-Life Group: are looking for people to volunteer to canvas for the NO vote in the up-coming referendum. Please give your name and phone number to Eilis McNamara 068-34269 or mobile 087-6336369.
National Pro-Life Prayer Rally: with Public Rosary, Procession & Mass for the protection of the 8th Amendment in the Sacred Heart Church, The Crescent, Limerick at 11a.m. on Saturday 5th May 2018. All are welcome.
Trócaire Boxes: Thank you to all who returned their Trócaire Boxes – amount raised €1,175. Many thanks for your generosity.
Glin Library: will be closed on and from Wednesday NIGHT May 2nd until Thursday 10th May at 11am when normal hours will resume.
Alzheimer’s Tea Morning: is Thursday 3rd May hosted by Glin Comhaltas in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall, Glin from 10.00am to 12.30pm. All welcome.
Congratulations: to Ben Sheehan for receiving an award from the Kerry Athletics Association in the Kenmare Bay Hotel on Friday, April 15 for his athletic achievements in 2017.
Congratulations: to Ella Tobin who was a member of the Limerick U14 team, who were crowned Munster Champions on Saturday, April 21. Well done to all involved
Enrolment forms: Applications for enrolment for the school year 2018/2019 are now available from both our Primary Schools.
CÚL CAMP: Glin/Gerald Griffin’s Cúl Camp will take place in Glin’s GAA pitch this summer from July 30 to August 3. Places can be booked online from early March.
Dog Fouling: Anyone walking the path to Tarbert with their dog/dogs can you PLEASE CLEAN UP after they do their business. The path is a disgrace with dog fouling. Bags available FREE from PEG at the LIBRARY.
Clothes Recycling: The next clothing collection for our two Primary Schools takes place on the 15th June so start collecting any REWEARABLE clothes, paired shoes, belts, handbags, curtains, towels, bedlinen and donate to our two schools. Thanking you.
Glin Community Games: Congratulations to U16 Chess team, having won the Limerick county final played extremely well in the recent Munster finals in UL. The team of 8 players won two out of three rounds of games winning vs Castleisland and Clonmel, however losing out to Ennis. Congrats also to Christopher Quirke, on coming 2nd in County Community Games gymnastics u12 boys competition held recently in Foynes.
Glin Baby & Toddler Group: meets every Thursday in Ceol Corbraí Hall from 10am. Entry costs €3 per family and refreshments are provided for adults and children. Up to date information available on Facebook. Open during TERM TIME ONLY
GLIN ROVERS CREST: The Glin Rovers F.C. Logo is now available at Glin Crafts, Sewing & Embroidery. A standard crest is €5 and initialling etc is also available. The crest can be embroidered on any garment you bring to Martyna. Contact Martyna at 085 165 1040 or log on to Glin Crafts, Sewing & Embroidery Page on Facebook
Dates to remember: First Holy Communion: Saturday 5th May at 11am.
Confirmation: Tuesday 22nd May at 10am.
Charity Swim: 21st July
Glin Triathlon: 1st September
SCRIPTURE REFLECTION
Gardener of life, form us …
Vine of life,
in Your branches we are nestled taking shelter and sustenance in the shade of Your strength.
With thanksgiving we celebrate the growth and hope we have found in placing our roots in You,
for in life You nourish us and Your Holy Spirit encourages us
to reach our full potential in the gifts we have been given
that others may know of Your love.
Lord, make us more than sour grapes and unripe olives.
In the hardships of the world
may we look beyond the bitter politics and divisions to find Your love
at the core of our relationships.
There may all people work with what we have in common
that we might grow to be a people of respect and trust.
May our branches bow with the weight of the fruit you have bestowed.
Help us to look beyond our own needs, to recognise those
who are hungry for food, love and justice.
May we offer others the shelter needed under the weight of Your branches
so they find a rest from the cold and darkness,
the hatred and loneliness of this world.
Instead may Your Spirit enable us to value the gifts and talents of all.
May our leaves soak up Your light.
When we meet those who are worn down with illness, loneliness, grief and abandonment,
may the light of Your presence shine in the encounters they have with others
that all might know Your compassion.
Gardener of all life, as You trim and shape us for Your purpose
may we place our prayers into Your hands and trust that new seeds may grow
from tired and empty thoughts.
Amen.

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 GAA

Cúl Camps

Glin/Gerald Griffin’s Cúl Camp will take place in Glin’s GAA pitch this summer from July 30th to August 3rd. Places can be booked online now at  www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.

Lotto

Lotto was held in Dunne’s last Sunday evening. Numbers drawn were 2, 16, 22, 25. There was no winner on the night but the five €30 Lucky Dips drawn were Liam Moloney, Mary Bowden, Daithí O’Connor-Bray, Mary Hanlon and Mary Windle. Next week’s jackpot will be €1,600 and the draw takes place in Conway’s on Sunday evening at 8.30pm.

Each tickets costs €2, 3 tickets – €5, 8 tickets – €10, 1 ticket every week for 1 year – €100, 3 tickets every week for 1 year – €249 while you can also play online at https://game.smartlotto.ie/game/play/532. Your support is greatly appreciated with all funds raised going towards the development of facilities for players and supporters of our club.

O’Neill’s Online Club Shop

Don’t forget Glin GAA club gear is now available to buy on the O’Neills website. Official team jerseys, jackets, tracksuits, hoodies, t-shirts, training gear and hats embroidered with club crest are available to buy in all sizes from kids to adults, with home delivery options also. Log on https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/glin-gaa-club.html to find out more.

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Parish Newsletter

21st/22nd April 2018; Fourth Sunday of Easter: World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week
Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Michael O Connor, Marie Shine, Mary Hogan
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Sean Flanagan, Alice O Shaughnessy, Alice Moore
Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: David Sheahan
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Jack Connolly, Clodagh Fitzgerald
Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Mary Culhane
Sunday 11am: Eufrocina Clemente
Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Darragh, Fearghal & Orliath Leahy
Sunday: Zuzia Palys, Olivia Palys
Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Jack Adams, Donnadh Daly, Luke Buckley, Cian Hogan
Sunday: Breean & Sionna Cunningham
Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032
Notes in Local Papers: If you would like a note in The Observer or The Limerick Leader please email your notes to glinnotes@gmail.com by 7pm Sunday night to ensure publication for the coming week.
County Fleadh: All entries to the County Fleadh need to be given to John Healy 087-1237950; Angela Culhane 086-3673957; Máire McIntyre 087-6413799 by the 20th April. Members fee Adults €4, Child €2. Non members Adult €20, Child €10.
Glin Pro-Life Group: are looking for people to volunteer to canvas for the NO vote in the up-coming referendum. Please give your name and phone number to Eilis McNamara 068-34269 or mobile 087-6336369.
Going Strong Group: will meet next Monday 23rd April at 2pm in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall.
Trócaire Boxes: Please return your Trócaire boxes before Friday 27th April. Thank you.
GLIN GAA: The Bord na nOg Club U6 to u10s Spring football coaching camp starts on this Sunday, April 22 from 10am to 11am at the GAA grounds for 4 weeks. There will be a break on the Holy Communion weekend of May 6. Glin GAA tracksuit tops will be available to anyone that would like to buy one at €10 for 1st child and €5 for second child. Correct size can be booked at the first mornings coaching. Looking forward to seeing you all there. All are welcome.
GB Rovers U12: Congratulations to the players, management and supporters of the GB Rovers U.12A team who, after winning Monday, April 17th game against Broadford, have won the U.12 Division 1 League title with a game to spare. The game was played in terrible conditions and they were up against a very good Broadford team. The end result was 3-0
Congratulations: to Darragh Leahy, son of Seamus & Carmel, on winning the Interprovincial cup with ‘Munster Football For All’ on Saturday, April 14 in Two Mile Borris, Co. Tipperary. Great achievement for Darragh who started his soccer career with Glin Rovers.
Free Taster in Glin Library: Thinking of trying mindfulness meditation? Come and find out for yourself at the FREE TALK and TASTER evening on “The Benefits of Mindfulness Practice” in Glin Library on Wednesday 25th April at 8 pm with Ali Burnard, a Mindfulness & Meditation facilitator and Gestalt Psychotherapist. All welcome.
Enrolment forms: Applications for enrolment for the school year 2018/2019 are now available from both our Primary Schools.
CÚL CAMP: Glin/Gerald Griffin’s Cúl Camp will take place in Glin’s GAA pitch this summer from July 30 to August 3. Places can be booked online from early March.
Dog Fouling: Anyone walking the path to Tarbert with their dog/dogs can you PLEASE CLEAN UP after they do their business. The path is a disgrace with dog fouling. Bags available FREE from PEG at the LIBRARY.
First Confession: was held for our First Holy Communion children last Monday evening. Our thanks to Fr. Crawford for a lovely service.
Glin Baby & Toddler Group: meets every Thursday in Ceol Corbraí Hall from 10am. Entry costs €3 per family and refreshments are provided for adults and children. Up to date information available on Facebook. Open during TERM TIME ONLY
GLIN ROVERS CREST: The Glin Rovers F.C. Logo is now available at Glin Crafts, Sewing & Embroidery. A standard crest is €5 and initialling etc is also available. The crest can be embroidered on any garment you bring to Martyna. Contact Martyna at 085 165 1040 or log on to Glin Crafts, Sewing & Embroidery Page on Facebook

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Glin GAA

Church Gate Collection

We would like to say a big thank you to all those who supported the Glin Bord na nÓg church gate collection last weekend.

Cúl Camps

Glin/Gerald Griffin’s Cúl Camp will take place in Glin’s GAA pitch this summer from July 30th to August 3rd. Places can be booked online now at  www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.

Lotto

Lotto was held in Wallace’s last Sunday evening. Numbers drawn were 12, 21, 26 and 30. There was no winner on the night but the five €30 Lucky Dips drawn were Maurice Fitzgerald (Killacolla), Colm Hassett, Ann Sheahan, Chloe Windle and Denise Lanigan. Next week’s jackpot will be €1,500 and the draw takes place in Dunne’s on Sunday evening at 8.30pm.

Each tickets costs €2, 3 tickets – €5, 8 tickets – €10, 1 ticket every week for 1 year – €100, 3 tickets every week for 1 year – €249 while you can also play online at https://game.smartlotto.ie/game/play/532. Your support is greatly appreciated with all funds raised going towards the development of facilities for players and supporters of our club.

O’Neill’s Online Club Shop

Don’t forget Glin GAA club gear is now available to buy on the O’Neills website. Official team jerseys, jackets, tracksuits, hoodies, t-shirts, training gear and hats embroidered with club crest are available to buy in all sizes from kids to adults, with home delivery options also. Log on https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/glin-gaa-club.html to find out more.

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Parish Newsletter

14th/15th April 2018; Third Sunday of Easter
Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week
Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Norma McKeon, Mary O Brien, Grace Fitzgerald
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: John Culhane, Marie McKenna
Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Michael Fennell
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Margaret Hogan
Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: David Sheahan
Sunday 11am: Jack Connolly, Clodagh Fitzgerald
Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Orla MacNamara, Marissa Hogan, Colm MacNamara
Sunday: Ella O Connor, Anna Daly
Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Darragh, Fearghal & Orliath Leahy
Sunday: Zuzia Palys, Olivia Palys
Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032
Notes in Local Papers: If you would like a note in The Observer or The Limerick Leader please email your notes to glinnotes@gmail.com by 7pm Sunday night to ensure publication for the coming week.
County Fleadh: All entries to the County Fleadh need to be given to John Healy 087-1237950; Angela Culhane 086-3673957; Máire McIntyre 087-6413799 by the 20th April. Members fee Adults €4, Child €2. Non members Adult €20, Child €10.
Glin Pro-Life Group: are looking for people to volunteer to canvas for the NO vote in the up-coming referendum. Please give your name and phone number to Eilis McNamara 068-34269 or mobile 087-6336369.
Trócaire Boxes: Please return your Trócaire boxes before Friday 27th April. Thank you.
“Hamilton Villa” ….Parochial House . situated at the West end of Hamilton Terrace . Glin
The Parochial House was built around 1820 and has been the home of the Parish Priest of Glin until Fr. Madigan retired in 2005. He remained living there until 2016. A survey by Punch Consulting Engineers in 2015 concluded that it was too large for one person and would need a substantial investment to bring it up to modern standards. It is a Protected Structure and would need special planning permission for any development. In consultation with Bishop Brendan Leahy and in the light of the Diocesan Synod it is clear that it will not be required as a Parochial house and while it is a valuable asset it is a liability while lying vacant. For the past three years the building has depreciated considerably and a decision has to be made.
The Parish Finance Committee has discussed this matter over a couple of meetings and we have concluded that we have three options
1. Leave it as it is and incur significant annual maintenance costs, i.e. Insurance, Heating & Security etc.
2. Renovate it at a substantial cost to the Parish, bearing in mind that it will not be needed as a Parish House and is surplus to requirements.
3. Prepare to put it on the market for sale.
I have discussed the possible sale with the Bishop and the relevant Diocesan Authority including the Diocesan Finance Committee and in a letter dated Nov. 2017 – they have recommended the sale of the property subject to five conditions. Four of these relate to the proper procedures i.e.
(a) Appointment of Auctioneers,
(b) A Solicitor,
(c) The approval of Trustees and Cathedral Chapter of the Diocese.
(d) The most important condition is that the proceeds of sale will be “ring-fenced” for future use by the Parish and not used for operational expenditure.
On behalf of the members of the Parish Finance Committee.
Yours Sincerely.
Fr. Tom Crawford

World Meeting of Families 2018: Registering for World Meeting of Families? Would you like to volunteer at WMoF2018? Join us to find out more: Tuesday 17th April at 7.30 p.m. in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West.
Free Taster in Glin Library: Thinking of trying mindfulness meditation? Come and find out for yourself at the FREE TALK and TASTER evening on “The Benefits of Mindfulness Practice” in Glin Library on Wednesday 25th April at 8 pm with Ali Burnard, a Mindfulness & Meditation facilitator and Gestalt Psychotherapist. All welcome.
Congratulations: to Miriam O’Connor, daughter of Pat & Margaret O Connor who competed on Sunday, April 8 in Foynes at the Community Games County Finals taking Bronze place in the U11 age group. Well done Miriam.
Enrolment forms: Applications for enrolment for the school year 2018/2019 are now available from both our Primary Schools.
CÚL CAMP: Glin/Gerald Griffin’s Cúl Camp will take place in Glin’s GAA pitch this summer from July 30 to August 3. Places can be booked online from early March.
Dog Fouling: Anyone walking the path to Tarbert with their dog/dogs can you PLEASE CLEAN UP after they do their business. The path is a disgrace with dog fouling. Bags available FREE from PEG at the LIBRARY.
Glin Baby & Toddler Group: meets every Thursday in Ceol Corbraí Hall from 10am. Entry costs €3 per family and refreshments are provided for adults and children. Up to date information available on Facebook. Open during TERM TIME ONLY
Dates to remember: First Holy Communion: Saturday 5th May at 11am.
Confirmation: Tuesday 22nd May at 10am.
Charity Swim: 21st July
Glin Triathlon: 1st September

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Glin GAA

Intermediate C’ship

Our boys suffered a 1-13 to 0-7 defeat to Pallasgreen last Sunday evening in the second round of the Intermediate championship at the Bog Garden, Rathkeale. Though it was a disappointing defeat, a number of the younger lads played very well. There are three more games to go with Athea up next.

Team – Seán Lyons, John Wallace, Brian O’Donovan, Maurice Moore, Pádraig Costello, Jamie Fitzgerald, Jack Sheehan, Edmond Horan, Ronan Culhane, Shane Culhane, Gary Culhane, Brendan Flanagan, Darren Sheehan, Gerard Lyons, Sheagh O’Connor, Aiden Mulvihill, Séan Horan, Pádraig Scanlon, Killian Lenihan, Stephen Barrett. Scorers –P.Scanlon 0-4, S. Culhane, D. Sheahan, John Wallace 0-1 each.

Lotto

Lotto was held in Geoghegan’s last Sunday evening. Numbers drawn were 2, 11, 15 and 23. There was no winner on the night but the five €30 Lucky Dips drawn were Michael Culhane (Ballyguiltenane Upper), Paige Moloney, Jimmy ‘Cobbler’ Culhane, Dan Cannon, and Ger Lyons. Next week’s jackpot will be €1,400 and the draw takes place in Wallace’s on Sunday evening at 8.30pm. Each tickets costs €2, 3 tickets – €5, 8 tickets – €10, 1 ticket every week for 1 year – €100, 3 tickets every week for 1 year – €249 while you can also play online at https://game.smartlotto.ie/game/play/532. Your support is greatly appreciated with all funds raised going towards the development of facilities for players and supporters of our club.

O’Neill’s Online Club Shop

Don’t forget Glin GAA club gear is now available to buy on the O’Neills website. Official team jerseys, jackets, tracksuits, hoodies, t-shirts, training gear and hats embroidered with club crest are available to buy in all sizes from kids to adults, with home delivery options also. Log on https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/glin-gaa-club.html to find out more.

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Glin Pastoral Council – Easter Sunday 🌞

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Easter Vigil

From darkness into the light we sing: Lumen Christi – Thanks be to God!

From remembering our history to giving glory for Christs ressurection: we quiet our hearts and listen to the Word

From honouring what was to recognising what is: In Eucharist we accept the challenge to be the Body of Christ in this time and place

From welcoming new members to Baptism, to calling on all the saints in prayer: we come not as individuals but as community

Friends, the tomb is empty!
The stone has been rolled away!
Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed!
For three days he lay in that cold and lonely cave.
But God’s love cannot be contained by anything,
not even death!
Thanks be to God,
who gives us victory throughout our Risen Lord.
Death has been swallowed up in victory!
Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?
Christ is risen!
He is risen, indeed!
Come, let us worship the Risen Christ!

Amen

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Welcoming the dawn on Easter Sunday morning

Litany of the Dawn

When the world was young at that first sunrise and the new light held a promise of new days and fresh mornings
The Word spoke…

…When the Word spoke
and creation sparked and the alleluias unfolded
the dawn was set free…

…When the dawn was set free
the trees clapped hands and mountains bowed
and the birds sang a new song fresh every morning…

…Fresh every morning
the day holds a hope that this day is God’s
and this day holds the promise and this day is a new beginning…

…A new beginning
is the song of the morning that takes the shadows of night
and paints them gold and green for the earth rejoices…

…The earth rejoices
for stones have rolled and tombs have been empties
and angels are whispering and death has been conquered…

…Death has been conquered
and resurrection has left footprints in the dew
that tell us he has gone ahead of us
he is not among the dead he is not here…

~ written by Roddy Hamilton, and posted on the New Kilpatrick Parish Church website. https://www.nkchurch.org.uk/original-liturgy
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Easter Sunday

Pastoral Prayer for Easter

(By Rev. Michaela Youngson and the Preach the Story website)

When everything was dark
and it seemed that the sun would never shine again,
your love broke through.

Your love was too strong,
too wide,
too deep
for death to hold.

The sparks cast by your love
dance and spread
and burst forth
with resurrection light.

Gracious God,
We praise you for the light of new life
made possible through Jesus.

We praise you for the light of new life
that shone on the first witnesses of resurrection.

We praise you for the light of new life
that continues to shine in our hearts today.

We pray that the Easter light of life, hope and joy,
will live in us each day;
and that we will be bearers of that light
into the lives of others. Amen.

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Glin Parish Pastoral Council – Holy Saturday…..

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Holy Saturday: Waiting with Jesus

“I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.”
~ T.S. Eliot ~

We often want to avoid the waiting. We are irritated by the delay or uncomfortable with the slow pace. And yet all parts of the story are important – Holy Saturdays time of silent waiting is part of Jesus story and ours too.

Where am I avoiding the waiting time, the quiet time. Can I remain here with Jesus today and wait with him? How can I bring my story to Jesus story today?

 

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🚴‍♀️RÁS🚴‍♂️ MUMHAN 31/3/18

KERRY GROUP RÁS MUMHAN: Please note that on Easter Saturday March 31 the first major Stage Race of the Irish Cycle Racing season will pass through GLIN 3 times. The 1st time will be approx 11.34am on its way from Tarbert and on to Athea and then again at approx 1pm coming from Ballyhahill, going to Athea again. Then the 3rd time again approx 2pm from Ballyhahill before finishing in Athea at 2.15pm. The local Glin Knights Cycling Club will be out Stewarding again this year as the Race passes through the area. There will be approx 200 riders representing all the top Club teams in the country and a good representation of teams from Britain and the Continent also, while Limerick and Kerry teams will also be in the lineup. This is a huge International race and is sure to bring a big crowd of cycling and sports enthusiasts to the area. People are asked to co-operate with the Stewards, Gardai & Race Marshalls, and keep DOGS, especially under control. There will be traffic delays also as the race passes through.

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Ella Tobin 🌟Star🌟 of the Tournament

There is so much talent in Glin with our younger generation!! Here is Ella Tobin getting a “Stars of the Tournament” award at the U14 Viking Cup in Waterford yesterday, playing for Limerick Desmond’s. Well done Ella!

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Glin Parish Pastoral Council – Good Friday….

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Good Friday: On not avoiding the discomfort…

Prayer for Good Friday (John Vest)

God of mystery and wonder,
because we know the ending of the story,
it’s tempting for us to ignore the darkness of this day.
It’s tempting for us to go about our business as usual.
It’s tempting for us to move too quickly
to the dawn of light on Easter morning.

But give us courage and strength on this day
to live for a while in the darkness,
to set aside comfort and pleasure,
to feel the darkness in which so many of your children dwell,
the darkness into which your son Jesus entered.

As we reflect on the frailty of Christ,
remind us of the frailty of all life.
As we cringe at the suffering of Christ,
make us mindful of suffering throughout the world.
As we witness the death of Christ,
bring us back full circle to the beginning of Lent,
to the wisdom of Ash Wednesday:
the awareness of our mortality
and the mortality of those we love.

Gracious God,
deep in the human heart is an unquenchable trust
that life does not end with death.
Like a seed which is buried in order to bring forth life,
Christ goes to the tomb to usher in new life.
We trust that we too will be raised to new life,
in this world, here and now,
and in the mystery of what lies beyond physical death.
We trust that the whole world will be born anew,
that your kingdom is coming
as a new heaven
and a new earth.

Amen

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Glin Parish Pastoral Council – celebrating Holy Thursday…

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This year we hear much talk of fakenews, of who is with us and who is against us, of choosing sides. Holy Thursday is a moment of table fellowship, where all gather around the table. This prayer is a stark reminder of our call to love all, to include all – as Jesus did and does.

it would not have been god’s table (Cheryl Lawrie)

… It would not have been God’s table
if they hadn’t all been gathered around it:
the betrayer and the friend, the power-hungry and the justice seeker
the faithful and the fickle.

When Jesus poured the wine, and the bread was broken;
when everyone could eat –
the outcast and the beloved, the arrogant and the gracious
the wrong-doer and the wrongly done by –
the table became a foretaste of love made real
and of a world made whole.

Your company at the table
will include the betrayer and the beloved
the wrong-doer and the wrongly done by.
It would not be God’s table without them.

And the promise is that when you are together,
when you tell the story and give the blessing
when you break the bread and pour the wine
you will discover a foretaste of love made real
and of a world made whole.

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Glin – Good Friday Team Limerick Cleanup

  • Hi Good Friday is the county clean up day of our roads and byways of rubbish and litter. This is a shout out 📢 to all the wonderful volunteers who come out and help to clean up our town lands and approach roads of all litter and rubbish. Bags are available from Peg at the Library and also from Marie Fitzgerald. If you do a clean up before Good Friday you can drop full bags to the Courthouse for Collection. Only official TLC bags can be used. Anyone who wants to join the clean up on the day, we will be meeting at the tennis court at 11 am. Looking forward to another successful clean up.9CC99FCD-2CFF-4513-B62E-854BB0E8B18B.png
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Glin GAA

Table Quiz

Thanks very much to everyone who supported our table quiz last Friday night in Geoghegan’s. We had a great turnout and will be holding another quiz in the upcoming weeks.
Lotto
We are delighted to announce that you can now place the Glin GAA club lotto online at https://game.smartlotto.ie/game/play/532.link.
The website is very easy to use and you can enter your numbers weekly or for multiple draws. We hope this makes it more accessible for everyone both at home and abroad to support our club and be in with chance of taking home the big prize!
This week’s lotto draw took place in Conway’s last Sunday evening. Numbers drawn were 4, 5, 11 and 14. There was no winner. €30 Lucky Dips were won by Liam Moloney, Síle O’Connor, Neoma O’Connor-Bray and Ita Stack. Next week’s jackpot is €1,200 and the draw takes place in Barrett’s on Sunday evening.
Intermediate C’ship
The first game of the championship takes place this Thursday evening vs Bruff in Croagh at 6.30pm. All support welcome.

O’Neill’s Online Club Shop

Glin GAA club gear is now available to buy on the O’Neills website. Official team jerseys, jackets, tracksuits, hoodies, t-shirts, training gear and hats embroidered with club crest are available to buy in all sizes from kids to adults, with home delivery options also. Supporters can log on https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/glin-gaa-club.html to find out more.

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Mind Your Mental Training Workshop

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Pub ❔Quiz❓ 23/3/18

Glin GAA club table quiz takes place Friday 23/3/18 in Geoghegan’s at 9.30. All support welcome.

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Comhaltas 🎻Concert🎼 23/3/18

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Parish Newsletter

24th/25th March 2018: Palm Sunday – Summer time begins (Clocks forward 1 hour)

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week: (31st March/1st April)

Vigil Mass 8.00 p.m.: Norma McKeon, Mary O Brien, Grace Fitzgerald

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

Holy Thursday: Betty Brown, Betty Ann McSweeney, Mike Fennell

Good Friday: Denis Flaherty, Fiona Moore

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: John Healy

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m.: John Prendergast

Holy Thursday: Nicola Cunningham

Good Friday: Eufrocina Clemente, Ciara Shine

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Paul Curley/Nodlaig Adams

                                           Sunday 11am: Saoirse Culhane

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

                                             Sunday: Zuzia Palys, Olivia Palys.

Holy Thursday: Anna Daly & Ella O Connor

Good Friday: Breean Cunningham & Danielle McKenna

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

                                             Sunday: Breean Cunningham, Sionna Cunningham

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Easter Services as follows:

Monday 26th March:     Mass at 10.00 a.m. & Confessions

Tuesday 27th March:     Mass at 10.00 a.m. & Confessions

Wednesday 28th March:Mass at 10.00 a.m. & Confessions

Mass of Chrism in St. John’s Cathedral, Limerick at 7.00 p.m.  The Holy Oils are used for Baptism, Confirmation and for the sick.

Thursday 29th March:  Evening Mass of The Lord’s Supper at 7.00 p.m. and Holy Hour will follow.

Friday 30th March:        Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00 p.m.

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

                                        Stations of the Cross at 7.00 p.m.

Saturday 31st March:     Blessing of Food at 12.00 – The Polish Community

Saturday 31st March:     Easter Vigil Mass begins at 8.00 p.m. with the Easter Fire.

Sunday 1st April:            Easter Sunday Mass at 11.00 a.m.

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

Mind Your Mental Health Training Workshop: An opportunity to reflect on mental health and to learn strategies to enhance wellbeing – presented by West Limerick Mental Health Association. The Workshop takes place on Thursday 5th April in the Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West. The Mind Your Mental Health workshop is of interest to anyone who wishes to learn more about looking after their mental and wellbeing. Places are are FREE but limited – to book a place please contact Alice on 087-7515564

Dancing with the Stars Local Connection: Teresa Culhane’s niece is on through to the final which will be shown on RTE 1 on Sunday – vote for Anna & Kai on Sunday night!  Best of luck Anna!!!

Enrolment forms: Applications for enrolment for the school year 2018/2019 are now available from both our Primary Schools.

Glin ICA: wish to thank everyone who contributed so generously to their annual Church Gate Collection for Milford Hospice, amount collected €1,170.45

GLIN TIDY TOWNS: Good Friday is the county clean-up day of our roads and byways of rubbish and litter.  This is a shout out to all the wonderful volunteers who come out and help to clean up our town lands and approach roads of all litter and rubbish.  Bags are available from Peg at the Library and also from Marie Fitzgerald. If you do a clean-up before Good Friday you can drop full bags to the Courthouse for Collection. Only official TLC bags can be used.  Anyone who wants to join the clean up on the day, we will be meeting at the tennis court at 11 am.  Looking forward to another successful clean up.

Glin Defibrillator Group. JUST ONE PLACE LEFT – WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRAIN??

Spring is upon us and it’s the time of year again for CFR (Cardiac First Responder) and Defibrillator Training.  The first course of the season will be on Saturday 7th APRIL in Conway’s function room, Glin.  Please contact Marie on 0868691821 if you would like to be trained and to have your name included.  The course will begin at 10.30 and will finish up approximately 3pm, with a break for lunch around midday.  The cost of the course is being retained at the low cost of €25. This course is certified by the Irish Red Cross and certification lasts for two years.  CPR – the vital link in the chain of survival.

Going Strong Club: will be held at the usual place on 26th March at 2.00 p.m.  All welcome.

World Meeting of Families 2018: Are you going to World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin this August??  Here’s everything you need to know. REGISTER FOR WMOF2018. Attendance at all World Meeting of Families 2018’s events – August 21-26th 2018 – will require tickets/registration.

Check out icatholic.ie for video on how to Register or contact a member of Glin Parish Pastoral Council for further info and check out our FB Page

PILATES WITH MARK:  The last block of 6 consecutive Pilates based exercise classes will commence on Wednesday, March 28 at 7.15pm in Cloverfield Day Care Centre.  Cost of the classes €45.  This is however subject to numbers so please call Mark on 087 779 8437 if you are interested in attending.

EASTER PONY CAMP:  Streamside Stables Beginner Camp: March 27 and 28 at 10am.  Novice Camp: March 29 and 30 at 10am.  Booking essential 087 957 6481

GOOD FRIDAY SOUP KITCHEN: The Good Friday Soup Kitchen takes place in Tarbert on Friday, March 30.  All proceeds this year will go to Caroline Martin and her children, Tieraclea, Tarbert, following the tragic death of her husband, Pat Martin in a recent accident.

Dog Fouling: Anyone walking the path to Tarbert with their dog/dogs can you PLEASE CLEAN UP after they do their business. The path is a disgrace with dog fouling. Bags available FREE from PEG at the LIBRARY.

       “Hamilton Villa”  ….Parochial House . situated at the West end of Hamilton Terrace . Glin

The Parochial House was built around 1820 and has been the home of the Parish Priest of Glin until Fr. Madigan retired in 2005. He remained living there until 2016. A survey by Punch Consulting Engineers in 2015 concluded that it was too large for one person and would need a substantial investment to bring it up to modern standards. It is a Protected Structure and would need special planning permission for any development.

In consultation with Bishop Brendan Leahy and in the light of the Diocesan Synod  it is clear that it will not be required as a Parochial house and  while it is a valuable asset  it is a liability while lying vacant. For the past three years the building has depreciated considerably and a decision has to be made .

The Parish Finance Committee has discussed this matter over a couple of meetings and we have concluded that we have three options

  1. Leave it as it is and incur significant annual maintenance costs, i.e. Insurance, Heating & Security etc.
  2. Renovate it at a substantial cost to the Parish, bearing in mind that it will not be needed as a Parish House and is surplus to requirements.
  3. Prepare to put it on the market for sale.

I have discussed the possible sale with the Bishop and the relevant Diocesan Authority including the Diocesan Finance Committee and in a letter dated Nov. 2017 –   they have recommended the sale of the property subject to five conditions. Four of these relate to the proper procedures i.e.

(a)  Appointment of    Auctioneers,

(b)  A Solicitor,

(c)  The approval of Trustees and Cathedral Chapter of the Diocese.

(d)  The most important condition is that the proceeds of sale will be “ring-fenced” for future use by the Parish and not used for operational expenditure.

On behalf of the members of the Parish Finance Committee.

                                                                                 Yours Sincerely.

                                                                                  Fr. Tom Crawford

NEWSLETTER:  Please note that there will not be any newsletter available for the next two weeks.  Thanking you.

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Community Games ❓Quiz❔ – Good Luck☘

COUNTY FINAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS’ QUIZ:

Good Luck to the St Fergus team taking part in twhich he county final of the primary schools’ quiz will be held in the Woodlands, Adare at 7.00pm sharp this evening,Wednesday, 21st March.

“I gave 110% on the last quiz, so don’t expect the same results now that I’m working at a deficit.”

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Glin – Good Friday Team Limerick Cleanup

  • Hi Good Friday is the county clean up day of our roads and byways of rubbish and litter. This is a shout out 📢 to all the wonderful volunteers who come out and help to clean up our town lands and approach roads of all litter and rubbish. Bags are available from Peg at the Library and also from Marie Fitzgerald. If you do a clean up before Good Friday you can drop full bags to the Courthouse for Collection. Only official TLC bags can be used. Anyone who wants to join the clean up on the day, we will be meeting at the tennis court at 11 am. Looking forward to another successful clean up.9CC99FCD-2CFF-4513-B62E-854BB0E8B18B.png
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Karl O’Sullivan of ⚽️Limerick FC⚽️

Karl O’Sullivan of Limerick FC eduring the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Limerick FC and Cork City FC on March 16, 2018 at The Markets Field, LImerick. (Photo © Conor Wyse).

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Parish Newsletter: 17th/18th March 2018.

17th/18th March 2018: Patron Saint of Ireland – Holyday of Obligation/ 5th Sunday of Lent
Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week
Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Betty Brown, Betty Ann McSweeney, Mike Fennell
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 11am: John Prendergast
Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Orla MacNamara, Marissa Hogan, Colm MacNamara
Sunday: Ella O Connor, Anna Daly
Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Darragh, Fearghal & Orliath Leahy
Sunday: Zuzia Palys
Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032
Notes in Local Papers: If you would like a note in The Observer or The Limerick Leader please email your notes to glinnotes@gmail.com by 7pm Sunday night to ensure publication for the coming week.
Dancing with the Stars – Local Connection: Teresa Culhane’s niece is now through to the semi-final which will be shown on RTE 1 on Sunday – vote for Anna & Kai on Sunday night!
Glin GAA Bord na nOg (u6 to u16) will hold this years registration on this Sunday March 18th from 12 to 1pm (after mass) in the clubhouse. First child €20, family €50. All players need to be registered for insurance purposes. All welcome.
NEW LOTTO: Glin Gaa have a new lotto, tickets €2 each or 3 for €5. The launch of the Glin GAA Lotto takes place St. Patricks weekend on Sunday, March 18th at Dunnes Bar. Jackpot starting at €1,000. Will YOU have the luck of the Irish!!
Enrolment forms: Applications for enrolment for the school year 2018/2019 are now available from both our Primary Schools.
GLIN DEFIBRILLATOR: Spring is upon us and it’s the time of year again for CFR (Cardiac First Responder) and Defibrillator Training. The first course of the season will be on Saturday, April 7 in Conway’s function room, Glin. Please contact Marie on 086 8691821 if you would like to be trained and to have your name included. The course will begin at 10.30 and will finish up approximately 3pm, with a break for lunch around midday. The cost of the course is being retained at the low cost of E25. This course is certified by the Irish Red Cross and certification lasts for two years. CFR – the vital link in the chain of survival.
GLIN MENS SHED BONUS BALL LOTTO: Congratulations to Saturday nights Bonus Ball winner Michael Lanigan who won €50. The bonus ball is now running in two locations: Hogans Shop and McNameras Shop. All proceeds support Glin Men’s Shed. The Shed is delighted to announce that we are now open on a Wednesday evening from 7pm in addition to our usual opening days of Monday and Thursday. Many thanks to those who to date have donated unused and surplus screws, good quality timber and woodworking materials. Should any community members still wish to donate items please call 087 9413890.
Glin GAA Pub Quiz: our next pub quiz will be held next Friday night, the 23rd March in Geoghegans, starting at 9.30 p.m. Come along and support your local GAA Club.
CÚL CAMP: Glin/Gerald Griffin’s Cúl Camp will take place in Glin’s GAA pitch this summer from July 30 to August 3. Places can be booked online from early March.
World Meeting of Families 2018: Are you going to World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin this August?? Here’s everything you need to know. REGISTER FOR WMOF2018. Attendance at all World Meeting of Families 2018’s events – August 21-26th 2018 – will require tickets/registration.
Check out icatholic.ie for video on how to Register or contact a member of Glin Parish Pastoral Council for further info and check out our FB Page

PILATES WITH MARK: The last block of 6 consecutive Pilates based exercise classes will commence on Wednesday, March 28 at 7.15pm in Cloverfield Day Care Centre. Cost of the classes €45. This is however subject to numbers so please call Mark on 087 779 8437 if you are interested in attending.
Glin Tidy Towns: will be starting litter picking as soon as the weather allows. There are many that enjoy a walk around Glin, whether it be out the main road towards Tarbert, the Pier Road towards Loughill or the back roads around our beautiful village. We would ask those that enjoy walking if every now and then they may take a plastic bag with them and collect any rubbish that they see. Even to pick up 3 pieces really would make a difference. We look forward to volunteers helping with the Team Limerick Clean Up on March, 30 in Glin. As weather warnings ease, temperatures lift and the snow begins to melt please be sure to keep feeding your garden birds – they will have burned through valuable fat reserves this week and need to put that back on!
EASTER PONY CAMP: Streamside Stables Beginner Camp: March 27 and 28 at 10am. Novice Camp: March 29 and 30 at 10am. Booking essential 087 957 6481
GOOD FRIDAY SOUP KITCHEN: The Good Friday Soup Kitchen takes place in Tarbert on Friday, March 30. All proceeds this year will go to Caroline Martin and her children, Tieraclea, Tarbert, following the tragic death of her husband, Pat Martin in a recent accident.
Dog Fouling: Anyone walking the path to Tarbert with their dog/dogs can you PLEASE CLEAN UP after they do their business. The path is a disgrace with dog fouling. Bags available FREE from PEG at the LIBRARY.
Glin Baby & Toddler Group: meets every Thursday in Ceol Corbraí Hall from 10am. This group is a great way to introduce your child to a pre-school environment, teaching them to play and share with other children and a fantastic way for parents to make new friends as well. New members are always welcome. Entry costs €3 per family and refreshments are provided for adults and children. Up to date information available on Facebook using the search feature and typing GlinBabyToddlerGroup or by using Google.
Dates to remember: First Holy Communion: Saturday 5th May at 11am.
Confirmation: Tuesday 22nd May at 10am.
Charity Swim: 21st July
Glin Triathlon: 1st September

SCRIPTURE REFLECTION:
This week we saw Christians challenge one another about what it means to be a Catholic, a Christian, a disciple.
When we get passionate we can be intemperate about how we speak to, and about, one another. So I was very struck by this short prayer by Rachel Hackenberg based on the first two verses of this Sundays Gospel:

Come, friend:
the world is hard enough.
Let’s not argue over access to God
or qualifications for loving one another.
We’re walking in the same direction
(and goodness knows I have much to learn),
so if you will keep me honest
then I’ll watch your back,
and we’ll simply take this thing one step at a time —
but let’s not forget we’re in it together.
Amen.

May our first prayers this week be prayers of healing and inclusion, of forgiveness and of repentance. For God is close to all who love God, even those we disagree with.

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GAA🏐 Lotto💰 Launch 18/3/18

Club Lotto Launch Night
March 18th will mark an historic first in Glin GAA club’s history when we launch our first ever weekly lotto. Huge work has been going on behind the scenes by a dedicated group of club volunteers to get this weekly draw up and running. We also have a great team of appointed sellers in place, and as well as that, tickets are also available in all local shops. Tickets cost €2 each or 3 for €5, while a yearly subscription costs €100. The money raised will go towards the development of our club and grounds. The first jackpot is €1,000 with 4 Lucky Dip winners. The prize will increase each week that the jackpot isn’t won. We would like to invite all our supporters to Dunne’s Bar, this Sunday evening, March 18th at 8.30pm for the first draw. The draw will also be streamed live on our Facebook page.

O’Neill’s Online Club Shop
Glin GAA club gear is now available to buy on the O’Neills website. Official team jerseys, jackets, tracksuits, hoodies, t-shirts, training gear and hats embroidered with club crest are available to buy in all sizes from kids to adults, with home delivery options also. Supporters can log on https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/glin-gaa-club.html to find out more.

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Glin Defib Training Course – – – 7th April.

Spring (?) is upon us and it’s the time of year again for CFR (Cardiac First Responder)and Defibrillator Training. The first course of the season will be on Saturday 7th APRIL in Conway’s function room, Glin. Please contact Marie on 0868691821 if you would like to be trained and to have your name included. The course will begin at 10.30 and will finish up approximately 3pm, with a break for lunch around midday. The cost of the course is being retained at the low cost of E25. This course is certified by the Irish Red Cross and certification lasts for two years. CFR – the vital link in the chain of survival.6E230A1B-7436-4F80-BD93-4F5F878772C4.jpeg

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GAA🏐 Bord na nOg Registration✒

Glin GAA: Bord na nOg are holding this years player registration on Sunday, March 18 from 12 to 1pm at the clubhouse. First child – €20, 2nd child – €15, third child €10 and a family is €50. Please register your children on the day as it is essential for insurance purposes.

 

Note change of date.

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Gaeltacht 🇮🇪 Bursaries 💰

Munster Ladies Gaelic Football Association are offering three Gaeltacht Bursaries to Post Primary school girls who will be attending an Irish college in the Gaeltacht in 2018. Applicants must currently be fully registered members of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association. Each Gaeltacht Bursary is valued at €400.

Application forms availabe from your club secretary or secretary.munster@lgfa.ie and a full list of the Gaeltacht Bursary Rules. All applications must be received by no later than 5pm on Friday, March 30th. Postal applications can be sent to Munster Ladies Gaelic Football Association, Aras Mumhan, Castletroy, Limerick. Email applications can be sent to secretary.munster@lgfa.ie

I would be grateful if you could forward this to the clubs in your county.

 

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Coffee☕ morning Sun 11 March

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Cross Country 🏃‍♂️Runners🏃‍♀️ wanted

Cross Country county finals are due to take place in Rathkeale in April. We are looking for any child over 6 and under 17 living in the parish who are interested in competing. The distances range from 300m to 1200m depending on age. All entries will be as individuals but teams and mixed relays will be formed depending on results. These teams will then go forward to represent Limerick in the national finals. Anyone who is interested or would like further information contact Marie Wright 0872263513 or leave a message.

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Pub ❔Quiz❓ March 9 🏀Basketball🏀 Fundraiser

It’s that time of year again for the Athea Vikens Basket Ball annual quiz in Knockdown.

Glin has a number of children & teenagers playing basketball in Athea Vixens club.

To raise some much needed funds for the club and also for the 2 teams that are representing the club in
Barcelona during Easter.

So come along with your quiz team to Knockdown on March 9th @ 8.30.
Entry is €5 per person (Teams can be 4 +) and there Is also a raffle with loads of spot prizes we promise a great night of laughter and crack.

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Community Games 🥇Gold Medal🥇 for Maurice Fitzgerald

Last weekend kids from Glin participated in the limerick county community games swimming gala. A great day was had by all. Jack and Adam Hutchinson had great swims and showed great style and technique. Sisters Eimear and Caoimhe O’Sullivan had to compete against each other where Caoimhe progressed to the semi final, she had another great swim narrowly missing out on a place in the final. Odhran O’Reilly won his first heat and progressed to the final where he showed great style and came away with a Silver medal for his efforts.

One of the last events of the day was the under 14boys FC .Maurice Fitzgerald didnt dissapoint and won his heat by a narrow margin But in the final Maurice left nothing chance and powered his way to a gold medal.

Congratulations to all the children and thanks to all parents as well.

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GAA

County League Campaign

The first game of the year sees us taking on last year’s County Junior championships, Galtee Gaels at the field in Glin on Saturday, March 3rd. The men from Kilbeheny had a great 2017, winning the county final comprehensively against Croom before running Dromid Pearses very close in the Munster club championship. Throw in is at 2pm and all support is welcome.

O’Neill’s Online Club Shop

We are delighted to announce that Glin GAA club gear is now available to buy on the O’Neills website. Official team jerseys, jackets, tracksuits, hoodies, t-shirts, training gear and hats embroidered with club crest are available to buy in all sizes from kids to adults, with home delivery options also. Supporters can log on https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/glin-gaa-club.html to find out more.

Club Lotto

As our club lottery launch draws ever closer, we are looking for a few more volunteers to help out with selling tickets and running the draw.  Anyone interested in helping out should contact any club member.

Cúl Camps

Glin/Gerald Griffin’s Cúl Camp will take place in Glin’s GAA pitch this summer from July 30th to August 3rd. Places can be booked online from early March.

We Want Your Opinions!

At the moment, members are working on a development plan for our club going forward over the next number of years. In order to aid this process, we are seeking the views of Glin people on how to make the club more integral to community life in our parish. We are hoping to gather all your opinions on matters of finance, player retention and ground development amongst others, and would love to hear from all GAA and non-GAA members of our community. Feedback can be given through our Facebook page, by email to glingaa1897@gmail.com or in person at one of our monthly meetings.

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Parish Newsletter: 25th February 2018.

24th/25th February 2018: Second Sunday of Lent
Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week
Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Betty Brown, Betty Ann McSweeney, Mike Fennell
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Denis Flaherty, Fiona Moore
Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Louise MacNamara
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Eva Fitzgerald
Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Paul Curley
Sunday 11am: Saoirse Culhane
Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Darragh, Orliath & Fearghal Leahy
Sunday: Zuzia & Olivia Palys
Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Jack Adams, Donnadh Daly, Luke Buckley & Cian Hogan
Sunday: Breean & Siona Cunningham
Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032
Notes in Local Papers: If you would like a note in The Observer or The Limerick Leader please email your notes to glinnotes@gmail.com by 7pm Sunday night to ensure publication for the coming week.
Annual Day Retreat: to the Retreat Centre Ardfert is on Sunday 4th March. Anybody wishing to attend the retreat can give names to Sheila Culhane before 1st March.
Church Gate Collection: The National Church Gate Collection for World Meeting of Families takes place this weekend. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Rally for Life: Buses will be leaving West Limerick on Saturday 10th March to attend the Rally for Life in Dublin. For further information and to book a seat, contact John on 087-1127477.
The Irish Catholic Newspaper: As parishioners are aware this newspaper is on sale every week in the Church. The promoters hope to boost the number of copies sold every week and would strongly encourage more households to buy a copy. This newspaper provides a lively mix of news, analysis and informal commentary about Church and social issues as they affect Ireland and the wider world. It is an influential independent Catholic newspaper, having always been owned and managed by lay people.
Going Strong Meeting: will be held at 2pm next Monday 26th February in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall.
Glin Homes for the Elderly, Cloverfield, Glin. A Meals-on-Wheels service has been in operation for the elderly in the local community over the past few months. Meals are delivered on a daily basis and participants have a choice of menus which include a main course and a dessert. We are now extending our service to include parts of Loughill, Ballyhahill and Athea. If you wish to avail of this service or, as a concerned neighbour or family member, you know of an older person who might be interested in our Meals-on-Wheels service please contact: Una on 068 26033 or Mary on 087 4124808 for further details.
Cois Sionna Credit Union Glin Office: We are delighted to see the renovated office of Cois Sionna Credit Union open!
Dancing with the Stars – Local Connection: We wish former Cork Camogie Captain, Anna Geary the very best of luck in the competition as our very own Teresa Culhane, Tullyglas is her Aunt. We can see where she gets her talent!!! Competition is heating up so make sure your vote goes to Anna & Kai on Sunday night.
Enrolment forms: Applications for enrolment for the school year 2018/2019 are now available from both our Primary Schools.
Congratulations: to Ollie Wallace on collecting his Intermediate Co medal and West medal at a function in Rathkeale House Hotel last Saturday night. Best of luck to him this year in the senior championship with St Senans.
Raffle: Tarbert native and Toronto resident Clodagh Allen suffered multiple injuries following a balcony fall in Toronto. To help with medical costs we are holding a 5 card draw poker game in Carmodys Bar Tarbert on Sat 10th March @ 9pm. Entry Fee €30.We are holding a raffle on the night too and tickets for same are on sale for €5. Any enquiries please contact Breda on 087 1909880.

Glin GAA Table Quiz: Thank you to all those who attended Conway’s last Friday night, February 16 for our table quiz. Your support is greatly appreciated. Watch for posters advertising our next one!
Ballyguiltenane National School: is holding their annual Church Gate Collection this weekend. Thanking you in advance for your continued support.
Glin Tidy Towns: will be starting litter picking as soon as the weather allows. There are many that enjoy a walk around Glin, whether it be out the main road towards Tarbert, the Pier Road towards Loughill or the back roads around our beautiful village. We would ask those that enjoy walking if every now and then they may take a plastic bag with them and collect any rubbish that they see. Even to pick up 3 pieces really would make a difference. We look forward to volunteers helping with the Team Limerick Clean Up on March, 30 in Glin.
Glin Tidy Towns – ILLEGAL RUBBISH DUMPING. Around Monday last (19th Feb), bags of household rubbish were dumped at the back of Glin pier (west side). These bags were subsequently broken open by scavenging crows and wind and tide spread it all across a wide area of shoreline. A one ton bag was filled by our Community Worker Des Scanlon, who works under the TUS scheme. It took Des six hours to clean up this disgraceful mess. It is a health hazard to humans and wildlife alike. THIS HAD TO STOP! We are asking walkers and public alike to be extremely vigilant and report any sightings of illegal household rubbish dumping. Please contact any member of Glin Development and Tidy Towns. Thank you. Photos of same can be viewed on glintidytowns FB page and on Glin.info.
Dog Fouling: Anyone walking the path to Tarbert with their dog/dogs can you PLEASE CLEAN UP after they do their business. The path is a disgrace with dog fouling. Bags available FREE from PEG at the LIBRARY.
Tarbert Comprehensive Parents Association: Fundraising Bingo in the school on this Sunday 25th February at 3.00 p.m. Books: Single €10, Double €15. Jackpot Sheet: €2. Please support.
St. Fergus’ National School Parents Association Church Gate Collection: Thank you to all who supported the collection last weekend. €551 was raised.
World Meeting of Families 2018: Are you going to World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin this August?? Here’s everything you need to know. REGISTER FOR WMOF2018. Attendance at all World Meeting of Families 2018’s events – August 21-26th 2018 – will require tickets/registration.
Check out icatholic.ie for video on how to Register or contact a member of Glin Parish Pastoral Council for further info and check out our FB Page
Glin Baby & Toddler Group: meets every Thursday in Ceol Corbraí Hall from 10am. This group is a great way to introduce your child to a pre-school environment, teaching them to play and share with other children and a fantastic way for parents to make new friends as well. New members are always welcome. Entry costs €3 per family and refreshments are provided for adults and children. Up to date information available on Facebook using the search feature and typing GlinBabyToddlerGroup or by using Google.
Glin Tidy Towns: will be starting litter picking as soon as the weather allows. All volunteers welcome.
Dates to remember: First Holy Communion: Saturday 5th May at 11am.
Confirmation: Tuesday 22nd May at 10am.
Charity Swim: 21st July
Glin Triathlon: 1st September
Scripture Reflection Prayer:
O God, We open our eyes and we see Jesus, the months of ministry transfigured to a beam of light,
the light of the world, your light. May your light shine upon us. We open our eyes and we see Moses and Elijah, your word restoring us, showing us the way, telling a story, your story, his story, our story.
May your word speak to us. We open our eyes and we see mist, the cloud of your presence
which assures us of all we do not know and that we do not need to fear that. Teach us to trust.
We open our eyes and we see Peter’s constructions, his best plans, our best plans, our missing the point, our missing the way. Forgive our foolishness and sin. We open our eyes and we see Jesus,
not casting us off, but leading us down, leading us out – to ministry, to people.
Your love endures forever. We open our ears and we hear your voice,
‘This is my beloved Son, listen to him!’ And we give you thanks. Amen

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Dog Fouling problem – Glin.

FD25A535-4B7C-40CF-A184-E79FD1C1CCBB.jpegAnyone walking the path to Tarbert with their dog/dogs can you PLEASE CLEAN UP after they do their business. The path is a disgrace with dog fouling. Bags available from PEG in the LIBRARY.

 

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Illegal Dumping at Glin Pier.

 

On approximately Monday last (19th Feb), bags of household rubbish were dumped at the back of Glin pier (west side). These bags were subsequently broken open by scavenging crows and wind and tide spread it all across a wide area of shoreline.
A one ton bag was filled by our Community Worker Des Scanlon, who works under the TUS scheme. It took Des six hours to clean up this disgraceful mess. It is a health hazard to humans and wildlife alike. THIS HAS TO STOP!
We are asking walkers and public alike to be extremely vigilant and report any sightings of illegal household rubbish dumping. Please contact any member of Glin Development and Tidy Towns. Thank you. Photos of same can be viewed on glintidytowns FB page and on Glin.info.

 

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Illegal dumping at Glin Pier.

Isn’t this shameful 😡. Our beautiful pristine shoreline destroyed by some disgusting shameless person 😡😡😡😡 Thanks to DES SCANLON for cleaning up this contaminated lot.

 

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Gaa

Table Quiz

Glin GAA club would like to thank all those who participated in, and contributed to, our second fundraising table quiz of the year, last Friday night in Conway’s. With only a single point separating 1st, 2nd and 3rd, the winning team by the narrowest of margins was captained by Jack Dunne.  Thanks very much to MC on the night, Cllr. John Sheahan, to John Hogan for looking after the scores, and to John and Christine Conway, James O’Donovan and Declan Reidy for sponsoring spot prizes. Keep an eye on these notes for the next quiz which will take place during March.

O’Neill’s Online Club Shop

We are delighted to announce that Glin GAA club gear is now available to buy on the O’Neills website. Official team jerseys, jackets, tracksuits, hoodies, t-shirts, training gear and hats embroidered with club crest are available to buy in all sizes from kids to adults, with home delivery options also. We would like to thank Ger Lyons for looking after club gear orders over the last few years and his efforts in getting us up and running on the O’Neills club shop site. Supporters can log on https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/glin-gaa-club.html to find out more.

Cúl Camps

Glin/Gerald Griffin’s Cúl Camp will take place in Glin’s GAA pitch this summer from July 30th to August 3rd. Places can be booked online from early March.

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Lifeguards 🏊‍♂️ Glin & Kilteery 2018

Limerick City and County Council is establishing a panel for the position of Temporary Lifeguard – Glin & Kilteery Piers for Summer 2018.

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

  • holds as a minimum, a current Irish Water Safety Beach Lifeguard Award or an equivalent qualification as recognised by the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS)
  • has thorough knowledge of resuscitation including Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • is not less than 17 years of age on 21st May 2018

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

All candidates will be required to undergo a practical test in Basic Life Support (BLS) swimming ability, lifesaving techniques and a theory test conducted by an examiner(s) nominated by Irish Water Safety.

Salary
€443.29 per 37 hour week/ €266.57 per 22¼ hour week
Annual Leave
22 days per annum
Hours of Work
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.
Application Process

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 .

Completed application forms must be e-mailed to recruitment@limerick.ie no later than Wednesday, 14th March 2018.

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.

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.

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Vote🤳 Anna ☄DWTS ☄

DWTS contestant Anna Geary is currently setting the dance floor of the hit RTE show on fire with professional dance partner Kai Widdrington.

Anna Geary is a niece of Teresa Culhane of Glin.

The former Cork camogie captain has swapped competition on the pitch for heels in Ardmore studio and she is enjoying getting stuck in to the contest.

A couple of weeks ago she turned princess for a performance from the iconic Disney film Frozen and put in a truly regal turn, which caused judge Loraine Barry to state it was a truly beautiful performance for such an iconic song.

 

 

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Parish Newsletter

17th/18th February 2018: First Sunday of Lent
Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week
Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Michael O Connor, Marie Shine, Mary Hogan
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Sean Flanagan, Alice O Shaughnessy, Alice Moore
Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Ciara Shine
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Eufrocina Clemente
Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Louise MacNamara
Sunday 11am: Eva Fitzgerald
Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Marissa Hogan, Orla & Colm MacNamara
Sunday: Ella O Connor, Anna Daly
Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Darragh, Orliath & Fearghal Leahy
Sunday: Zuzia & Olivia Palys
Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032
Notes in Local Papers: If you would like a note in The Observer or The Limerick Leader please email your notes to glinnotes@gmail.com by 7pm Sunday night to ensure publication for the coming week.
Annual Day Retreat: to the Retreat Centre Ardfert is on Sunday 4th March. Anybody wishing to attend the retreat can give names to Sheila Culhane before 1st March.
Petition Box: for World Meeting of Families will be in Glin Parish Church until the end of the week. Please place your petitions in the box this weekend.
Sum of Money: was found near Taste Restaurant during the week. Contact Hogans Shop.
Church Gate Collection: on the 10th & 11th February for St. Vincents Centre Lisnagry came to €276.63. Many thanks to all who supported this collection.
Glin Homes for the Elderly, Cloverfield, Glin. A Meals-on-Wheels service has been in operation for the elderly in the local community over the past few months. Meals are delivered on a daily basis and participants have a choice of menus which include a main course and a dessert. We are now extending our service to include parts of Loughill, Ballyhahill and Athea. If you wish to avail of this service or, as a concerned neighbour or family member, you know of an older person who might be interested in our Meals-on-Wheels service please contact: Una on 068 26033 or Mary on 087 4124808 for further details.
Cois Sionna Credit Union Glin Office: The Glin Office will re-open as usual for business on Monday next the 19th February 2018. Apologies for any inconvenience caused during this time. Thank you to all our customers for their patience during the renovations.
Enrolment forms: Applications for enrolment for the school year 2018/2019 are now available from both our Primary Schools.
Glin Mens Shed: The members are busy at the moment making bat boxes, bird boxes and flower planters. If readers are interested in purchasing any of these items please let us know. Bat and Bird boxes conform to the farmers/rural Glas scheme requirements. Decorative bird boxes for urban and country gardens are also available. We are also looking for unused and surplus screws, good quality timber and any woodworking materials not being used. As the Shed has limited storage space members will come and collect any suitable items. If you have any items that you think would interest the Shed or if you are interested in purchasing any of the items listed above please send a text to 087 9413890 and we will contact you or contact a Shed member for further details. We are open to members and visitors on Mondays and Thursdays at St Paul’s Heritage Centre Glin from 7.30pm
Music Session: Glin Comhaltas music session in Dunnes pub, on Sunday, February 18 from 6-8pm. All welcome.
Tarbert Comprehensive Parents Association: Fundraising Bingo in the school on Sunday 25th February at 3.00 p.m. Books: Single €10, Double €15. Jackpot Sheet: €2. Please support.

St. Fergus’ National School Parents Association Church Gate Collection: is being held before Masses this weekend. Your support is greatly appreciated.
World Meeting of Families 2018: Are you going to World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin this August?? Here’s everything you need to know. REGISTER FOR WMOF2018. Attendance at all World Meeting of Families 2018’s events – August 21-26th 2018 – will require tickets/registration.
Children are free and for adults, some events will be free but others will be subject to a fee. Whatever the cost – they need to know the numbers, so all events require a ticket which you can get by registering! First decide what type of registration you need. Are you registering:-
 as an Individual Adult?
 as a member of the Clergy?
 as a Family Group (any number of adults, any number of Children)?
 as a Group (Parish/Diocese, Organisation)?
Then decide what you want to attend.
Are you coming to the whole week (all inclusive), Are you coming to one, two or three days of the Congress (Wed – Friday), Are you coming to the Festival of Families on Saturday and/or Are you coming to the Closing Mass on Sunday?
To book tickets, click on any of the following. You will need to know the details of those you are booking for and – if necessary – to be able to pay online with credit card or similar:
 Congress Registration + Opportunity of booking tickets for Festival of Families and Final Mass
 Festival of Families tickets only
 Closing Mass tickets only
Please note that accommodation is NOT included in the cost of registration. As you book tickets, you will be offered the chance to book accommodation through a separate website, but it’s entirely up to you – many people will stay with families or make other arrangements. The website is merely a suggestion, if it helps. See: http://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Ireland/Accommodation
Check out icatholic.ie for video on how to Register or contact a member of Glin Parish Pastoral Council for further info and check out our FB Page.
Glin Defibrillator Group: We are delighted to share the news that our Trainer Anne Horan has been shortlisted for an Everyday Heroes Award in conjunction with the People of the Year awards and the Sean O’Rourke show on RTE radio one. This is to do with assistance given to a man who collapsed in a hotel lobby in Nov 2016. Anne was at the Tullamore Court Hotel the same day as Michael Mac Clancy. Michael was attending a music event when he went into a very serious state of cardiac arrest – a condition where the heart actually stops dead and the victim has approximately eight minutes to get help or dies. Anne, a trained Cardiac Responder who had trained with the Red Cross but had never worked on a real person before came across the scene and saved Michael’s life. She shouted for a defibrillator whilst administering CPR. Mick was brought to the Tullamore General Hospital and the resuscitation team continued to work on him. During the week Anne was being interviewed in her classroom by Sean O’Rourke and was surprised mid interview by a knock on the door only to find the man whose life she saved. Mick is alive and well today because of Everyday Hero nominee Anne Horan. To watch this touching moment log onto Facebook and search ‘GLINDEFIBRILLATORGROUP’
Glin Baby & Toddler Group: meets every Thursday in Ceol Corbraí Hall from 10am. This group is a great way to introduce your child to a pre-school environment, teaching them to play and share with other children and a fantastic way for parents to make new friends as well. New members are always welcome. Entry costs €3 per family and refreshments are provided for adults and children. Up to date information available on Facebook using the search feature and typing GlinBabyToddlerGroup or by using Google.
Glin Tidy Towns: will be starting litter picking as soon as the weather allows. All volunteers welcome.
Dates to remember: First Holy Communion: Saturday 5th May at 11am.
Confirmation: Tuesday 22nd May at 10am.
Charity Swim: 21st July
Glin Triathlon: 1st September

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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