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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Glin Cemetery Mass Aug 15 & 16

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Our very own Rose-bud Orlaith Leahy from Glin🌹

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Local Sports Hero – Jack Sheahan, Glin.

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Local Hero Jack Sheahan.

There is some wonderful talent in Glin! Glin would like to congratulate Jack Sheahan, son of Pat and Maureen Sheahan, for his outstanding achievement in the Kerry District League (KDL) awards night. Jack wiped the board on the night, he achieved KDL Player of the Year, Youths Player of the Year, Players Player of the Year, and at only 16 years of age, he captained both teams. Well done Jack, this is a fantastic achievement and you are truly an inspiration in the sports world. It was great to see two cups brought over the border to Limerick! We wish you every success in the future.

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Glin Defibrillator Group Coffee Morning.

 

Glin Defibrillator will host a Coffee Morning on Sunday 3rd September after 11am mass in Barrett’s Bar. All proceeds raised will go towards the upkeep of the 10 Defibrillators and for replacement chest pads and batteries. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Training of Cardiac First Responders will recommence again in September. Please check the Glin Defibrillator FB page, Glin.info and papers for dates nearer the time. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members and especially those who carry the Defibrillator mobile phone on a rota basis. Don’t forget the Defibrillator emergency number is 087 6230032.IMG_2863.JPG

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Glin Tidy Towns – Saturday Morning Clean-Up.

Another Tidy-up today at the green space opposite the Catholic Church in Church Street. This is a lovely green area to sit and relax in the seats when the sun is shining and watch the world go by…..
Thanks to our team today, John Anthony and Teresa Culhane, Helen Fitzgerald, Phil Giles and Marie Fitzgerald. Clean ups continue every Saturday at 11am. Meet at Glin Town Park.IMG_2261

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Glin Castle Open Day 2017.

Another successful OPEN DAY at the magnificent Glin Castle. Despite the somewhat rainy day, there was a great turnout at the Glin Development event. Thank you to all who took the opportunity to come and visit and a huge thanks to the Madam Olda Fitzgerald and her extended family. The funds raised will be used towards the development of an Interpretative Centre in Glin.

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Glin Castle and Gardens

Glin Castle and Gardens will be open for guided tours on Bank Holiday Sunday, August 6th. Gates will open at 12 noon and the 10 euro admission charge will cover tours of the castle and gardens and light refreshments on the castle lawns.

Glin Develoment are hoping for a good crowd and the Develoment Assoc. are very grateful to Madam Fitzgerald and her family for allowing the public to view this beautiful castle, home to the Knights of Glin for generations. All proceeds will go towards the development of an Interpretive Centre in the town.
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Glin Heritage Trails to get €10,000

Glin Development Association recently applied for funding to maintain and upgrade Glin Heritage Trails. We are delighted to have been informed that we are to receive  €10,000.

Minister of State for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform and Limerick TD, Patrick O’Donovan, has welcomed the allocation of €135,270 for rural recreation projects in Limerick.

“Limerick has been allocated €135,270 for rural recreation projects, which is extremely welcome and will help to boost tourism here in Limerick and in the surrounding region.

“This funding is part of €11 million in funding for over 200 projects nationally under the 2017 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme, announced by my colleague Michael Ring, T.D Minister for Rural and Community Development.

“The Scheme is part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development and is designed to maintain and improve our outdoor recreational infrastructure including for example our greenways, blueways and walking trails.

“Limerick projects receiving grants include

  • River Walk at Templeathea, Athea
  • Mullaghareirk/Broadford Ashford walking trails
  • Attycran Loop, Kilbehenny
  • Promotion of trail infrastructure in the Ballyhoura region
  • Shannon Estuary drive, Ballysteen Pier
  • Clare Glens Loop Walk, Murroe
  • Darby’s Bed Loop Walk, Galbally
  • Doon Convent Farm Walk
  • Glin Heritage Walking Trails
  • Kilfinane – Slievereagh Loop
  • Knockfierna Famine Memorial Walks
  • Manor Fields, Adare
  • Moor Abbey Loop, Galbally
  • Castleconnell Walk
  • The marketing and publicity of outdoor recreation amenities, facilities and activities across Limerick, through West Limerick Resourese and Ballyhourna Development
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Glin Castle and Gardens

Glin Castle and Gardens will be open for guided tours on Bank Holiday Sunday, August 6th. Gates will open at 12 noon and the 10 euro admission charge will cover tours of the castle and gardens and light refreshments on the castle lawns.

Glin Develoment are hoping for a good crowd and the Develoment Assoc. are very grateful to Madam Fitzgerald and her family for allowing the public to view this beautiful castle, home to the Knights of Glin for generations. All proceeds will go towards the development of an Interpretive Centre in the town.
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Glin Library

Glin Draft Public Realm Plan is on display in the library and you are invited to come in and look and fill a comment sheet to say whether you approve or disapprove and give your own ideas as regards the future of the town. This is your chance to have your say.

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GLIN DRAFT PUBLIC REALM PLAN

GLIN DRAFT PUBLIC REALM PLAN
public consultation drop in event

VENUE: Clover Field Daycare Centre,
Cloverfield, Glin, Co. Limerick
DATE: Thursday 27th July 2017
TIME: 3 pm – 6 pm

Limerick City & County Council has appointed consultants to prepare a
plan for the streets and opens spaces in Glin. The plan will be developed
through a collaborative process and will deliver a range of benefits for
both the Community and the Council.
This is your opportunity to get involved in the development of the Draft
Plan. So drop in to the public consultation event, meet members of the
Project Team, see and share your thoughts on the Draft Public Realm Plan
and the future of Glin.

Are there any things
that you think need
to be addressed?

What are your
priorities for Glin?

What are your ideas for
improving the town?

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More illegal dumping in Glin😡

 

Just out for a nice walk with the dog, went down by the slipway at the tennis court to enjoy the sea breeze, and ………to my horror, more dumping at the shore at the back of the tennis wall😡😡pulled glass bottles, plastic bottles, yogurt cartons, bread wrappers, plastic packaging, cans, even a bed quilt cover and pillow cases?? ALL dumped in a box I would imagine, left to rot on the shore. This shoreline is a bathing area, not to mind the wildlife we have here. Filled two bags after going back down to clean up the mess. AND someone keeps taking the little solar light that is left with the Community Crisis Response Team print out!!!   😡😡😡😡

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Glin Tidy Towns – Saturday Morning Cleanup.

Great work done today clearing weeds and grass from the wall verge and footpath verges heading out the N69 to Tarbert. Nearly there now, another Saturday should finish the job. More clearing work done by Phil Giles at the bridge area opposite Adams. Great turnout this morning. Thank you to John Anthony and Teresa Culhane, Marie Geoghegan, Mary Sheahan, Sr. Mary Doody, Helen Fitzgerald, Siobhan Moloney, Mairead Sheahan, Phil Giles. We are out every Saturday morning, and all help as usual is very welcome. It’s great to see Glin looking so good, and with everyone’s help we can keep it looking great!

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Glin Public Plan-Planning for the future

Glin Draft Public Realm Plan

VENUE: Clover Field Daycare Centre,
Cloverfield, Glin, Co. Limerick
DATE: Thursday 27th July 2017
TIME: 3 pm – 6 pm

Limerick City & County Council has appointed consultants to prepare a
plan for the streets and opens spaces in Glin. The plan will be developed
through a collaborative process and will deliver a range of benefits for
both the Community and the Council.
This is your opportunity to get involved in the development of the Draft
Plan. So drop in to the public consultation event, meet members of the
Project Team, see and share your thoughts on the Draft Public Realm Plan
and the future of Glin.

 

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Hot Chocolate at Glin Pier!

Call to Maire McIntyre at the pier for lovely hot chocolate, teas and coffees. Nice cookies and buns too🍩🍪☕️! Thank you Maire.

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Glin Castle & Garden Guided Tour – Aug 6th.

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Glin Homes and Day Care launch new van 🚐

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Glin Homes and Day Care launched new van today.   Meals on Wheels available to Glin Community on Monday Wednesday and Friday’s .  

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Pontoon launched today 💪💪🏊‍♀️🏊🏊‍♀️🏊 at Glin Pier!

 

Woo hoo🤗🤗Pontoon in the water today, great excitement. Good man Micky Mulvihill and all involved 🏊🏊‍♀️🏊🏊‍♀️💪💪

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Swim 🏊 class & Water ⚠ Safety ⌚times

The swimming 🏊 & Water Safety ⚠ times ⌚ for July 18-21 are as follows:

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Summer fun at Glin Pier 🌞🌞🏊‍♀️🏊🏊‍♀️🏊🌞🌞

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Cloverfield Daycare Flowers

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Glin Sportive Charity Cycle

Online registration will close this Thursday evening 13/7/17.

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Swimming 🏊 & Water Safety – register 16/7

Swimming & Water Safety classes take place at the pier July 17-21.

REGISTRATION Sunday 16 July at the pier 12-1pm.

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Photos by Estelle O’Driscoll – views from the Knights Walk.

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Parish Newsletter

8th/9th July 2017: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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: Eufrocina Clemente

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Nicola Cunningham

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Michael Fennell

                                           Sunday 11am: Margaret Hogan

Altar Servers This Week: Saturday:  Breean Cunningham, David Sheehan

                                             Sunday: Maurice Fitzgerald, Tadhg Daly

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

                                              Sunday: Danielle McKenna, Zuzia Palys

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Conference in Mary Immaculate College: Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, who is Archbishop of Vienna, and was chosen by Pope Francis to present Amoris Laetitia – the papacy’s letter on the “family” – is to address a conference at Mary Immaculate College on July 13th entitled ‘Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family’.  The Conference is a key moment in the build up to the World Meeting of Families 2018.  All are welcome to this conference and there is also a public lecture that evening – it all takes place on Thursday 13th July.

NOTICE FROM FR MARTIN MADIGAN: Auction: Total contents of the Presbytery in Glin, Co. Limerick. Over 100 items (Some 18th Century) on offer. Viewing on Sunday 9th July 2pm-5pm at the Community Hall in Glin. Auction on Monday 10th July at 6.30pm. For catalogue details contact Derry Daly Auctions 087-6844999

Gas Networks:  Homeowners in Glin will be asked to sign a petition indicating if they are interested in installing gas, should a pipeline be extended 4km to the town.  Additionally they will be asked to indicate if they would consider fiber optic broadband, if a connection is made to the main N69 Limerick-Listowel fiber cable which passes through the bottom of the town since 2002 – E-town anyone?  Sign your name or simply “owner/occupier” for privacy if you wish.  Gas installation costs €250 initially for the connection, converting your house could be another €750, including appliances etc, if required.  You will generally recover this investment in 2-3 years in heating bills etc.  Tumbledryers/washing machines can also be run on gas, for additional savings.  The results of the survey will be submitted to Gas Networks Ireland and the consultants who are preparing the town plan.  This survey will take place by members of Glin Development calling to each individual household over the weekend.  Thank you for your co-operation.

ICA Whist Drive: at Cloverfield on Tuesday 11th July at 8.30 p.m.  all welcome.

Irish Heart Foundation: would like to thank, most sincerely, the parishioners of Glin for the generosity they showed during the recent Church Gate Collection.  The total amount collected was €804.12

Cemetery Masses:  Weather permitting, Kilfergus Graveyard Mass will take place on Wednesday 16th August at 7pm and Kinard Graveyard Mass will be held on Thursday 17th August at 7pm.

Glin Castle Open Day: Glin Development Association will be holding an Open Day at Glin Castle on Sunday 6th August.  Further details nearer the date.

Glin GAA: Shannon Gaels Bord na nOg, Glin and Gerald Griffins clubs combined, will be holding their annual Summer Cul Camp at Ballyhahill GAA pitch from Monday July 31st to Friday August 4th. Book online at www.kelloggsculcamp.gaa.ie or come along on the first day of the camp at 9.30am to register. Cul camp starts at 10am. All are welcome.

Glin Tri: The Annual Glin Triathlon will be held on Saturday 2nd September 2017. You can register for the event now on www.triathlonireland.com

Glin Pier: There will be two Swimming and Water Safety weeks this summer. Lessons will take place on the week of Monday, July 17 and Monday 14 August. Further details will be available closer to the time. For more information please contact the Limerick County Water Safety by email at limerickwsac@gmail.com. Please note registration for both weeks lessons takes place on the Sunday at mid-day, i.e. Sunday 16th July and Sunday 13th August.

Glin Parish Pastoral Council.  “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference “.   The Pastoral Council is formed over a year now.  It has twelve members including Fr.Crawford.   It’s formation was as a result of an appeal by Rome and subsequently the Bishops to form groups in all parishes that could, and will assist the parish priest in his Pastoral duties.  With the decline in entries to the priesthood, and also the natural fall off of existing priests due to retiring and illness etc, there is a need for backup and support for the existing working priests.  This is where the Parish Pastoral Councils will fulfil their purpose and role.  You may be aware that there have been Lay Lead liturgies at Glin church in the past months when Fr. Crawford was not available.  The Pastoral Council is involved in recruiting, and continues to look for participants who are interested in training for Lay Led liturgy.  We are also hopeful of encouraging our younger generation to get more involved in the Pastoral Council, as these young people are our future, and it’s important that they feel included, and that they know we value their opinions and insight.  We were also responsible for the invitation to tea after the CORPUS CHRISTI procession on June 16th last.  We are hoping to rekindle this tradition and encourage more parishioners to attend the procession, and to have an occasion to come and celebrate together over a cup of tea.   It’s a fledgling group, one that’s trying to find its way.  Our aim is to reach out to all the community, to be all inclusive in these challenging times, and to be Christ’s eyes, hands, feet and heart in the common goal of ensuring our parishioners’ Pastoral needs are catered for now and into the future.  Please check out our FB Page – Glin Parish Pastoral Council – and Glin.info for regular updates.

Glin Tidy Towns.  Thanks to all those who have assisted on Saturday mornings for the weekly cleanup. Whether you gave one hour or many hours, your contribution has made a difference.   Thank you to those who can’t make Saturday mornings, but who make their own contribution in their own time to making a difference in Glin. Glin is looking great and hopefully with everyone’s help we can keep it weed and litter free during the Summer. With all the window boxes, tubs and hanging baskets, there’s a great burst of colour all over town.  Thank you to all the businesses and home owners, they really make a big difference to the town.  Clean ups will continue at 11am on Saturday mornings.  For regular updates and photos check out Glin Tidy Towns FB Page and Glin.info.

Tax Rebate on Donations to Glin Parish: Sincere thanks for all your donations to the Parish.  Parishioners who have donated a minimum of €250 or more for 2016 have received a letter and receipt inviting you to fill in the relevant details on the Tax Form provided.  Please ensure that the form includes your tax number and your signature/name.  Please return the signed form as soon as possible so that I can reclaim the tax rebate on your donation.  There is a black box provided at the back of the church for the completed forms.  With thanks, Fr. T. Crawford.

Glin Knitting: Wednesdays from 2 to 3.30pm at Cloverfield Day Care Centre.

Newsletter: This is the final newsletter until September.  Thank you to all who submitted notices.

Dates to Remember:

July:                                 13th July – Conference in Mary Immaculate re ‘Let’s Talk Family’

                                        16th July – Glin Knights Charity Cycle

17th July – Water Safety lessons – registration on the 16th July.

29th July – Annual Charity Swim

31st July – GAA Summer Camp in Ballyhahill GAA Club

August:                           6th August – Glin Castle Open Day – tour of Castle & Gardens.

                                        14th August Second Week of Water Safety lessons – registration                                               on the 13th Aug

                                        16th August – Kilfergus Graveyard Mass at 7pm

17th August – Kinard Graveyard Mass at 7pm

September:                    2nd September – Annual Glin Triathlon.    

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Couch to 5K training – FREE – 13-7-17

Couch – 5k Thursday 13-7-17 @ 7
Venue Glin Gaa.

CH Health and Fitness

Very excited to be getting started with this couch – k. We will be starting at the GAA fields for Introduction, teaching drills, flexibility and stretching.

What do I need?
Running shoes
Light training ware
Water
Towel
Rain Jacket.

T&C
1,This is a free service.
2,All participants taking part are taking part completely at own risk.
3,Always consult your Doctor before taking part in any physical activity.

 

Check out CH Health and Fitness on Facebook.

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Glin Tidy Towns – Saturday Morning Clean-Up.

A lovely sunny morning to be out doing the Tidy Towns Clean Up. The N69 approach road from Tarbert is a work in progress and was given a good clearing of weeds and grass on the footpath and verges. The Dark Road got a once over and the stone planters were de-weeded in the park. Thanks to all the volunteers who turned up this morning. Thanks to Mairead Sheahan, Siobhan Moloney, Phil Giles, Mary Adams, Geraldine O’Donovan, Maureen Stack, Bridget Lacy, Eoghan Ryan and Marie Fitzgerald. Thanks to Rachel Mulvihill and family who collected rubbish today on the same stretch of road from the Ice House Cross into Glin. Every little helps and makes a difference in keeping Glin looking well. Same time, 11am next Saturday 💪.

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The Milestones get a makeover!

The two beautiful milestones at both sides of Glin Town have got a makeover. A coat of paint can make a huge difference 🎨

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GLIN PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL. What are we?

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“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference “.
The Pastoral Council is formed over a year now. It has twelve members including Fr.Crawford. It’s formation was as a result of an appeal by Rome and subsequently the Bishops to form groups in all parishes that could, and will assist the parish priest in his Pastoral duties. With the decline in entries to the priesthood, and also the natural fall off of existing priests due to retiring and illness etc, there is a need for backup and support for the existing working priests. This is where the Parish Pastoral Councils will fulfil their purpose and role. You may be aware that there have been Lay Lead liturgies at Glin church in the past months when Fr. Crawford was not available. The Pastoral Council is involved in recruiting, and continues to look for participants who are interested in training for Lay Led liturgy. We are also hopeful of encouraging our younger generation to get more involved in the Pastoral Council, as these young people are our future, and it’s important that they feel included, and that they know we value their opinions and insight. We were also responsible for the invitation to tea after the CORPUS CHRISTI procession on June 16th last. We are hoping to rekindle this tradition and encourage more parishioners to attend the procession, and to have an occasion to come and celebrate together over a cup of tea.
It’s a fledgling group, one that’s trying to find its way. Our aim is to reach out to all the community, to be all inclusive in these challenging times, and to be Christ’s eyes,hands, feet and heart in the common goal of ensuring our parishioners Pastoral needs are catered for now and into the future.
Please check out our FB Page – Glin Parish Pastoral Council – and Glin.info for regular updates.

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Tracing long lost friends – the search continues. Can you help?

UPDATE: Henry, who had been searching without success to locate 3 school friends from St Joseph’s Industrial School in Glin for over four years has finally found 2 of his long lost friends with the help of recent notes placed in the Glin Section of the paper and facebook. After 3 weeks of hearing nothing, Henry received a phone call regarding John Glynn who had sadly passed away in 2015 RIP. A few days later after hearing of the passing of John Glynn, Henry received another phone call regarding Paddy Baggott who is now living in England. At present, there is no word on Joe Hayes so the search continues. If you have any information regarding Joe Hayes (1958-1961) please contact Henry 087 260 8482IMG_2576

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Glin Castle Gardens 2017

Click on the link below for a link to a short film about Glin Castle Gardens. With The Madam, Catherine FitzGerald & Tom Wall.

https://www.nowness.com/category/art-and-design/glin-castle-stella-scott

Great Gardens: Glin Castle

The FitzGeralds give a tour of the property their family has occupied for over 700 years

Tucked away along the south-western Irish coast in County Limerick lies Glin Castle, an over-700-year-old property that has only ever been occupied by a single family—the FitzGeralds.

“Built as the home of the Knight of Glin, the historic property is now overseen by the keen eye of Catherine Fitzgerald”

Built as the home of the Knight of Glin—otherwise known as the Black Knight, a hereditary once-noble position—the historic property is now overseen by the keen eye of Catherine FitzGerald, a London-based landscape architect who has returned the castle gardens to their former glory.

http://www.nowness.com

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Community games – congrats 🏆Ben & Nathan

Glin 1st and 2nd in the Limerick community games finals U16 200m. Well done Ben Sheehan and Nathan Wright 🏆🏆

 

 

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Glin Tidy Towns – The Boss did some fab planting today!

Head of Operations:  John Anthony Culhane.

Artistic Director:  Sr. Mary Doody.

Floor Manager:  Eamon Sweeney.

Photographer: Marie Fitzgerald .

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Glin Tidy Towns – another Saturday, another cleanup!

Fantastic turnout again this morning at Glin Town Park for the weekly cleanup. A huge thanks to all the volunteers who take an hour out of their Saturday to come and help. This is community spirit at its best! There is always something or some area that needs a blitz. We’re nearly there now with the Park, so we can move on and target other areas that need attention. Thanks to Mary Adams and Fionnuala Adams who went out the N69 going east and picked up litter. Unfortunately litter will always be a problem, and it is great that we have volunteers to walk the roads and pick as they go. Thanks to John Anthony and Teresa Culhane, Mairead Sheahan, Phil Giles, Siobhan Moloney, Sr. Mary Doody, Fr. Tom Crawford, Ann Connolly, Helen Fitzgerald, Maureen Stack, Mary Sheahan, Breda Henderson, Marie Fitzgerald and Oscar!

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Diocese of Limerick talk to Betty Browne at Lourdes 🙏

Betty Browne from Glin parish is coming to Lourdes for 35 years now. Is that a record? Lovely to hear her continued enthusiasm for the pilgrimage
#limericklourdes2017

 

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GB Rovers ⚽ Awards🏆🏅 June 29

The GB Rovers ⚽ awards 🏅🏆🎖 night will take place next Thursday night the 29th June at the hall in Glin at 7pm.

Could all parents please contribute to the night with some buns, cakes, etc

Thank you.

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Kilfergus Estate 🏡 getting a makeover!

Well done to the residents of Kilfergus Estate. The place looks amazing. Joe Wallace is a great man with the power washer, especially with the helping hand from Bernie Moloney. Beautiful planting done on the entrance to the estate. It’s a credit to all of you.

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Parish Newsletter.

24th/25th June 2017: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Norma McKeon, Mary O Brien, Ann Manning Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Marie McKenna, Grace Fitzgerald

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:  Ella Foley, Céilí Brambley, Katelyn Corridan Sunday: Cian Hogan, Seán Fitzgerald

Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Orla MacNamara, Marissa Hogan Sunday: Ella O Connor, Anna Daly

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Tax Rebate on Donations to Glin Parish: Sincere thanks for all your donations to the Parish.  Parishioners who have donated a minimum of €250 or more for 2016 have received a letter and receipt inviting you to fill in the relevant details on the Tax Form provided.  Please ensure that the form includes your tax number and your signature/name.  Please return the signed form as soon as possible so that I can reclaim the tax rebate on your donation.  There is a black box provided at the back of the church for the completed forms.  With thanks, Fr. T. Crawford.

Corpus Christi Procession: It was wonderful to see such a crowd at the Corpus Christi Procession last Sunday and what glorious weather for it!  Our thanks to all who helped on the day and in the preparation and organisation of the event.

Glin Tidy Towns: Glin Tidy Towns will meet in Glin Town Park every Saturday morning at 11am. We would be delighted if you could give one hour of your time to do much needed weeding of the beds and general gardening and tidying up. Many hands make light work and it will be for the benefit of all, and especially those who enjoy the facilities of the park and playground.  Meet at the tennis court area and bring any gardening tools you have to hand.  Thanks for any support you can give!

Fund Raising Night: Niamh Mulvihill Fund raising night for “The Hope Foundation” on Saturday 1st July at O’Shaughnessy’s Bar.  The “Hope Foundation” is dedicated to promoting the protection of street and slum children in Kolkata in India.  The “Hope Foundation” works to make lasting changes to their lives by providing healthcare, counselling and education.  Niamh a nurse in University Hospital Limerick is volunteering her nursing skills for six weeks.  She will be funding her own travel expenses, vaccinations etc and is therefore having a fund raising night on 1st July.  All donations will go directly to the foundation.  Music, food and lots of spot prizes on the night, so please support Niamh for this very worthy cause.

The Going Strong Club: will be held on the 26th June at 2.30 p.m.  All are welcome at the usual venue.

Walk to Remember: On Sunday 9th July at 1pm sharp, there is a walk being organised on Ballybunion beach to remember all lost love ones.  All proceeds received on the day donated to children’s cancer charity Aoibheann’s Pink Tie.  Registration from 12 noon.  With balloon release at 12.45 p.m.  Please join us for A Walk to Remember.  Everyone welcome.  Thanks to everyone who supported a Walk to Remember last year and for your continued support.

Glin GAA: Shannon Gaels Bord na nOg, Glin and Gerald Griffins clubs combined,will be holding their annual Summer Cul Camp at Ballyhahill GAA pitch from Monday July 31st to Friday August 4th. Book online at www.kelloggsculcamp.gaa.ie or come along on the first day of the camp at 9.30am to register. Cul camp starts at 10am. All are welcome.

 Glin Pier: There will be two Swimming and Water Safety weeks this summer. Lessons will take place on the week of Monday, July 17 and Monday 14 August. Further details will be available closer to the time. For more information please contact the Limerick County Water Safety by email at limerickwsac@gmail.com.

Glin Mens Shed:  For further information contact Eddie Mulvihill, Donal Woods,  Eamon Sweeney, Joe Kennedy or Martin Henderson.

Glin Tri: The Annual Glin Triathlon will be held on Saturday 2nd September 2017. You can register for the event now on www.triathlonireland.com

Glin Knitting: Wednesdays from 2 to 3.30pm at Cloverfield Day Care Centre.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: Every Thursday morning during term time from 10am til 12 noon.  Refreshments provided. €3 per family.

Designer Minds Summer Camps: Science, Design and Technology Summer Camps for Primary school children, aged 7 to 13 will be running in Listowel and Newcastle West in July.  Book online: www.designerminds.ie

Newsletter: The final newsletter for the summer will be on the weekend of the 8th/9th July so if you have any upcoming events, please place info in the box at Paddy Hogans or email glencorbry.ias@eircom.net.  Thank you.

SCRIPTURE  REFLECTION: In a world that tries to make us despair, Christians refuse to worship terror or fear. In a world obsessed with speed and discord, Christians slow down on Sunday to say together – Our God reigns.  May our lives be a witness to this trust in God who loves us.

Lord Jesus Christ,
We call you Lord,
Yet it is too easy for us to worship other things.
Other activities, other relationships, other gods.

You tell us we cannot serve two masters,
Yet we spend more time focusing our energies elsewhere,
Diverting our time, our energy, our money, our attention away from you.

Forgive us, gracious Saviour,
When our hearts are led astray
When we serve other gods and worship them.

We turn away from our distractions and sin.
Strengthen us to set our faces toward Jerusalem,
To take up our cross and follow you. We pray this, counting on your grace.  Amen.

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GLIN ICA WHIST DRIVES

WEEKLY WHIST DRIVES AT CLOVERFIELD DAY CARE CENTRE HAVE FINISHED FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS. HOWEVER WE WILL HOLD MONTHLY SUMMER WHIST DRIVES AS FOLLOWS;

TUESDAY        11 TH JULY

TUESDAY         8 TH AUGUST

TUESDAY          5 TH SEPTEMBER

ON  TUESDAY THE 3 RD OCTOBER WE SHALL COMMENCE WEEKLY WHIST AGAIN.

 

 

 

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Glin Library

It is nice to be welcoming some holiday makers from around the world as well as the locals who love to use the library where books and internet access are free to all. All book requests are catered for as soon as is possible. Just ask. It is free to become a member. Library

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Honour bestowed on The Keeper of The Knights Walk.

We in Glin, as a community, are so lucky to have the wonderful amenity of The Knights Walk. It is one of three walks that make up the Glin Heritage Trails. The Knights Walk runs from St Paul’s Heritage Centre to the highest point of the Glin Demesne, where a raised platform provides a panoramic view. It includes a variety of terrain from woodland to farmland and is waymarked with red arrows on a black background. The viewing point at the head of this trail is at a height of 130 metres and offers panoramic views from Galway Bay to Cnoc an Oir, through to Knockpatrick and beyond. It takes approximately one hour to complete at your leisure, and has both easy and moderate grades.
As one can imagine, with every such described amenity comes a huge amount of upkeep and repair. Since the walk opened in 2012, Dubby ( Jeremiah) Martin has been doing voluntary work on the Walk. He has spent hours digging trenches along the trail verges for drainage purposes. This keeps the trails dry and safe under foot and so is a walk that is accessible and safe even in the inclement winter months. It is indeed a labour of love for Dubby, and not expecting reward or praise, Dubby spends many of his leisure hours cleaning, sweeping and maintaining the paths and helping to make the Knights Walk one of the most enjoyable and scenic walks in West Limerick.
As a mark of gratitude and appreciation for his continuous hard work, Glin Development has made a small but heartfelt gesture by bestowing the title of ‘Keeper of the Knights Walk’ to Dubby, and presenting him with a trophy. Dubby is an unassuming man, who feigns praise, but as a community we would like him to know that his work does not go unnoticed, and he is the epitome of Community Spirit and is an example to all. Thank you Dubby from all in Glin Development and from the whole community.
L-R. Breda Henderson – Glin Development, Grainne Heaphy -Tarbert, Aisling Culhane – Glin , Ciara Shine – Glin, Dubby (Jeremiah) Martin – Keeper of the Knights Walk, Marie Fitzgerald – Glin Development, and John Anthony Culhane- Chairperson, Glin Development.

 

 

 

 

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Glin, a jewel in West Limerick…

Glin is nestled quietly on the N69 close to the Kerry border on the coastal  drive to Listowel.  There are lots of amenities in Glin, everything from walking, hiking, fishing, swimming, tennis, even a playground for the children and a wonderful park where one can sit and look out at the glorious vista of the Shannon Estuary. Glin is especially beautiful in this glorious weather, and there are plenty of places to visit for lunch or evening meals and you can get beautiful food at very good value.  Glin has lots of shops and businesses; hairdressers, beautician, chemist, medical clinic,  restaurant, bed and breakfasts, takeaway, pubs (some who provide meals), grocery stores, garage, co-op store,  furniture shop, gym, bric-a-brac store, general hardware, bicycle and toy shop, credit union, the list is endless. If you happen to visit on a Friday morning, you will enjoy our Friday morning market, where fresh baked goods, flowers and shrubs, fresh vegetables and fresh fish are all available to purchase.  Why not visit and try one of our Heritage Trails, all with wonderful scenery and sample the atmosphere of a bygone era of the Knights of Glin.  Glin is our little jewel, loved by all who live here, and welcome and open to all who might like to visit!

 

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Launch of Meals-on-Wheels.

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L-R. Eamon Sweeney, Sammy O’Sullivan, John Anthony Culhane, Tom O’Hehir, Denis Kennedy, Sr. Mary Doody, Marie Adams, Mary Stackpool, Councillor John Sheahan, Una Hennessy, Mary Hogan.

Glin Homes for the Elderly has launched its ‘Meals-on- Wheels’ service. It was officially launched on Monday 19th June 2017, and is a fantastic addition to the services provided by Cloverfield Homes for the Elderly and Day Care Centre.

Research shows that healthy eating provides essential energy and nutrients for the
maintenance of health and independence, and reduces the risk of chronic diseases at
older ages. It is a significant contributor to keeping the elderly in their own homes as
long as possible, living independently, avoiding the need for nursing home care with it’s very high costs and the inevitable disruptions incurred.

With this in mind Glin Homes for the Elderly is launching a Meals-on- Wheels service for the elderly in the local community. Starting in July, Meals(x2) will be delivered on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week.Participants will have a choice of menus consisting of nutritious meals. These will include a main course and dessert at an affordable cost, and will be delivered free of charge. Meals can also be collected from the Day Care Centre by family members or carers.

If older people are living on their own they often need some assistance in maintaining
their independence, staying safe, eating well and leading an active lifestyle. Our Meals-on-Wheels service will help to ensure that participants, in addition to receiving healthy and balanced meals, will also have the added benefits of regular visits by one of our delivery team to ensure that they are safe and well.

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 0874124808 for further details, or we can arrange a house visit to explain the benefits of the service in greater detail.

 

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CORPUS CHRISTI – Glin – 18 June 2017.

We were blessed with sunshine to celebrate the CORPUS CHRISTI in Glin. It was well attended and lovely expressions of veneration adorned the streets. The Pastoral Council in conjunction with Cloverfield Day Care Centre hosted a gathering after the veneration for tea and scones, and this gave a lovely opportunity for a chat and catch-up. It was a lovely event and one that unfortunately is dying out, so it is a great privilege to have our very own CORPUS CHRISTI in Glin. Photos and videos can be viewed on the Glin Pastoral Council FB page.

Thank you from the Glin Parish Pastoral Council  to Sr Mary Doody and Una Hennessy for having us all at Cloverfield Centre.

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CORPUS CHRISTI -Glin – 18 June 2017.

Tantum Ergo Sacramentum sang by Glin Parish Choir.

 

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Glin Tidy Towns – clean up continues.

 

We had a great turnout on Saturday morning. Everyone is busy maintaining all the hard work that has been completed to date. Areas that have been targeted include the Ballyguiltenane approach road, the path by the National School, the garden at the trail head, the Town Park, cleaning under the old bridge, litter picking the Coast Road. Whether it’s weeding, brushing, picking up litter, cutting back briars, watering plants, painting and general maintaining, there is always something to be done. Our volunteers are keeping everything in check! The entrance to the Glin football field is our next target and hopefully the Gaa members will give a hand next Saturday morning to do a blitz of weeding here. Thanks to John Anthony and Teresa Culhane, Breda Henderson, Margaret Mulcahy, Sheila Culhane, Maureen Stack, Bridget Lacy, Phil Giles, Estelle O’Driscoll, Marie Geoghegan, Mary Sheahan, Siobhan Moloney and Mairead Sheahan, Lisa Moloney and her friend,Joe Martin, Eoghan Ryan, Rachel Mulvihill, Helen Fitzgerald and Marie Fitzgerald . Please remember to pick up litter as you go. It’s great to see the fabulous weather and people out enjoying themselves, the only downside being that a lot of litter is unfortunately left behind by some. Please keep Glin litter free.

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Glin Homes for the Elderly – Meals on Wheels

Glin Homes for the Elderly – Meals on Wheels

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Glin Homes for the Elderly, in association with the HSE, is launching a Meals-on-Wheels service for the elderly in the local community over the coming months. Meals (x2) will be delivered on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. Participants will have a choice of menus consisting of nutritious meals. These will include a main course and a dessert at an affordable cost, and will be delivered free of charge. 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.

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Sunshine at the Pier

High Tide Approx Times – Saturday 12 n

oon – Sunday 1pm – Monday 2pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shannon Estuary Way launched in Glin

Fáilte Ireland Unveils Route for New Shannon Estuary Way
June 16, 2017

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan today unveiled the route for the Shannon Estuary Drive – the first in what is hoped to be a series of drives which will be developed by Fáilte Ireland in collaboration with local stakeholders to encourage visitors to discover the variety of inland visitor experiences as they travel along the Wild Atlantic Way. The Shannon Estuary is a large tidal estuary on the west coast of Ireland where Ireland’s longest river – the Shannon joins the Atlantic Ocean.

The announcement took place in Glin, Co Limerick and welcoming the initiative to broaden visitor activity in the Mid-West, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport and Limerick County T.D. Patrick O’Donovan said – “The Shannon Estuary Way new visitor experience provides a significant opportunity for Limerick and Ennis, as gateway towns to the Wild Atlantic Way, and will open up the region’s inland hinterland to visitors as well as support the strong local accommodation base and variety of visitor attractions and services along the route.

“As the Wild Atlantic Way continues to grow, we can now start to develop additional experiences for visitors to enjoy and, through initiatives like this, we can start to develop tourism activity which ensures a greater spread of visitors across the West of Ireland.”

A brand new visitor friendly map of the Shannon Estuary route has now been designed and printed to promote the locality’s key visitor experiences, attractions, towns and villages. The map is now ready for distribution to local businesses and tourist information offices for the 2017 summer season. The map will also be available in key accommodation hubs and all major attractions along the route and will be published on http://www.wildatlanticway.com

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Events 2017

Our Events page on Glin.info is being updated for 2017. Click here to see.

Please send your event information to us at glindev@gmail.com or 087 629 6439

 

Events in Glin 2017

The following events are planned (some tentatively) in Glin for 2017.

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Please add your event by emailing us at glindev@gmail.com or texting 087 629 6439

Ongoing 2017

Heritage Trails Heritage Trails

Glin Pier Lifeguards on Duty every day July August – Free

Tennis Court Open Daily

Tidy Towns clean-up every Sat 11am & Wed 7pm

Market every Friday with fresh local produce

 

Dates for your Diary 2017

April 21 Irish Heart Foundation’s Mobile Heart Unit

Good Friday Pride of Place Clean-up

June 3  Clean Coast Clean-up

May 18-28 National Biodiversity Week Local Activities

May 26 Tennis Club AGM

May 28 Conor Sheahan League Finals

June 2 Desmond Cup Final

June 9 St Fergus Introductory Afternoon

June 9 Pub Quiz Magpie Bar

June 18 Corpus Christi Procession

May June  Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh

June Launch Meals on Wheels

July Couch to 5K with CH Training & Unislim

July 7 Glin Rovers AGM

July 16 Glin Knights Sportive Charity Cycle

July 16 Annual Charity Swim across the Shannon

July 17-22 Swimming and Water Safety Classes

July 31 – Aug 4 GAA Cul Camp

August 6 Glin Castle Open Day (Tentative)

August 14-19 Swimming and Water Safety Classes

Conway Perpetual Cup Tennis Tournament

Aug 26 Glin Castle Yacht Race

September 2nd Glin Triathlon

September Mens Shed

October Glin Coursing

December Christmas Craft Fair & Old Fair Day

Christmas Concert

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