Glin Defibrillator Group.

Cost of Cardiac First Responder course being kept at very competitive rate of E25 to encourage more to complete same. “The need is real, the time is now”. Contact Marie on 086 8691821 to put your name down for a course.image

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Parish Newsletter: 24th and 25th July 2021

Parish Newsletter – Saturday & Sunday 24th/25th July, 2021 – 17th Sunday in ordinary time.                   

Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

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

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

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

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

Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 24th July: Michael O Connor

                                        Sunday 25th July: Mary Hogan

Readers: Saturday 24th July: Eileen Mulvihill

                 Sunday 25th July: Nodlaig Adams

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 3pm until 9pm.  All are welcome to join ….

Fr. Cantalamessa: “It is in staying still, in silence and possibly for long periods before Jesus in adoration, that we perceive that he wants from us”.

Special Eucharistic Adoration Notice: The Eucharistic Adoration scheduled for Friday 23rd July and Friday 30th July will start at 5.00pm and will continue until 9.00 p.m.

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

Local Notes: if you would like to have a note placed in this section of the paper, please contact GlinNotes@gmail.com no later than 7:00 pm Sunday evening.

The following is the schedule for the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: Morning Mass at 10.00 a.m.

Saturdays: Evening Mass at 7.00 p.m.

Sundays: Morning Mass at 11.00 a.m.

These weekly arrangements are subject to change.

Following HSE and Nphet guidelines there are limited numbers for Masses.  Please observe social distancing, wear a face mask and sanitize your hands.

Baptisms & Weddings: To book a Baptism or a Wedding please contact Fr. Curtin on (086) 3697735 or Pastoral Area Secretary Ann Dore, Foynes on (069) 65561 during office hours: Wednesday: 10a.m. to 1p.m., & 2p.m to 5p.m.  Thursday & Friday: 9a.m. to 1p.m. & 2p.m. to 5p.m.

Funerals:  All funerals arrangements can be directed to the following:

Fr. Curtin: (069) 60126/(086) 3697735

Fr. McNamara: (069) 82103(087) 2615471

Canon O Keeffe: (069) 60122(087) 4163401

Anniversary Masses:

Saturday 24th July: Ann Sheahan’s Months Mind

Saturday 31st July: Mary Martin’s Months Mind

Tax Rebate Form: Thank you to those who have already returned their CHY3 form to date.  Anyone who has not yet submitted their form to Ann Dore, Parish Secretary, you are asked to please do so at their earliest convenience. 

Glin Tidy Towns:  The Tidy Towns volunteers have started back on Wednesday evenings from 7pm.  There are lots of areas that need a good dose of TLC!  We meet at Glin Town Park and everyone is welcome to join us. Many hands make light work. Last week’s meet up accomplished so much in one hour!  The ICA Triangle got a good weeding, as did around the monument in the Town Park.  Catherine Murphy started painting all the lamp posts and bollards in the park. They are all getting a fresh coat of black paint and it is bringing them back to life. This is a work in progress and it will make a huge difference to the park when it is finished.  Thanks to all who help to keep Glin beautiful.

Congratulations: to Amy Powell and Shane Culhane on the birth of their twin boys, Harry and Jack.

Glin GAA: Split the Bucket takes place every second Monday night. Don’t miss out. Play now at http://bit.ly/GLINGAA

Glin Emmets LGFA: Underage training for the girls continues on Saturday morning at 9am to 10am at the Glin GAA pitch.  All children must be registered prior to attending.  For more info contact Maire Lyons 

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Glin lifeguards: The lifeguards at Glin Pier are on full time shifts until the end of the summer.  Please be respectful of the water, currents and tides and of course be respectful to our lifeguards, who year on year are just amazing. 

Please note this weekend is the final newsletter for the summer.  It will be available again in September.

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Parish Newsletter: 17th/18th July 2021.

Parish Newsletter – Saturday & Sunday 17th/18th July, 2021 – 16th Sunday in ordinary time.                   

Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

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

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

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

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

Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 17th July: Betty Anne McSweeney

                                        Sunday 18th July: Sean Flanagan

Readers: Saturday 17th July: David Sheahan

                 Sunday 18th July: Eva Fitzgerald

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 3pm until 9pm.  All are welcome to join ….

Fr. Cantalamessa: “It is in staying still, in silence and possibly for long periods before Jesus in adoration, that we perceive that he wants from us”.

Special Eucharistic Adoration Notice: The Eucharistic Adoration scheduled for Friday 23rd July and Friday 30th July will start at 5.00pm and will continue until 9.00 p.m.

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

Local Notes: if you would like to have a note placed in this section of the paper, please contact GlinNotes@gmail.com no later than 7:00 pm Sunday evening.

The following is the schedule for the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: Morning Mass at 10.00 a.m.

Saturdays: Evening Mass at 7.00 p.m.

Sundays: Morning Mass at 11.00 a.m.

These weekly arrangements are subject to change.

Following HSE and Nphet guidelines there are limited numbers for Masses.  Please observe social distancing, wear a face mask and sanitize your hands.

Baptisms & Weddings: To book a Baptism or a Wedding please contact Fr. Curtin on (086) 3697735 or Pastoral Area Secretary Ann Dore, Foynes on (069) 65561 during office hours: Wednesday: 10a.m. to 1p.m., & 2p.m to 5p.m.  Thursday & Friday: 9a.m. to 1p.m. & 2p.m. to 5p.m.

Funerals:  All funerals arrangements can be directed to the following:

Fr. Curtin: (069) 60126/(086) 3697735

Fr. McNamara: (069) 82103(087) 2615471

Canon O Keeffe: (069) 60122(087) 4163401

Tax Rebate Form: Thank you to those who have already returned their CHY3 form to date.  Anyone who has not yet submitted their form to Ann Dore, Parish Secretary, you are asked to please do so at your earliest convenience. 

Anniversary Masses:

Saturday 17th July 7pm Mass: Jude, Teresa and Michael O Sullivan, Cahara.  Mrs. Nora  Costello, Marian Place.

Sunday 18th July 11am Mass: Jimmy & Jerry O Brien, Glenagragra. 

Joanie Costello, Glin.  Noel Mulvihill, Glin.  Nora & Mick Hanrahan and daughter Christina Hanrahan, Glin.

Saturday 24th July: Ann Sheahan’s Months Mind

Glin Tidy Towns: The Tidy Towns volunteers have started back on Wednesday evenings from 7pm.  There are lots of areas that need a good dose of TLC!  We meet at Glin Town Park and everyone is welcome to join us. 

Congratulations: to Tom O’Sullivan who took part in the Waterville Hardman over the weekend.

Glin GAA: Split the Bucket takes place every second Monday night. Don’t miss out. Play now at http://bit.ly/GLINGAA

Glin Emmets LGFA: Underage training for the girls continues on Saturday morning at 9am to 10am at the Glin GAA pitch.  All children must be registered prior to attending.  For more info contact Maire Lyons 

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Glin lifeguards: The lifeguards at Glin Pier are on full time shifts until the end of the summer.  Please be respectful of the water, currents and tides and of course be respectful to our lifeguards, who year on year are just amazing. 

Newsletter:  Please email Geraldine on office@stfergusns.ie if you would like anything placed in the weekly newsletter.

Please note next weekend will the final newsletter for the summer.  It will be available again in September.

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Parish Newsletter: 10th/11th July, 2021.

Parish Newsletter – Saturday & Sunday 10th/11th July, 2021 – 15th Sunday in ordinary time.                   

Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

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

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

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

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

Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 10th July: Betty Anne McSweeney

                                        Sunday 11th July: Mary Hogan

Readers: Saturday 10th July: Louise MacNamara

                 Sunday 11th July: Eufrocina Clemente

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 3pm until 9pm.  All are welcome to join ….

St. Alphonsus Ligouri: “Of all devotions, adoration is the greatest after the sacraments themselves”.

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

Local Notes: if you would like to have a note placed in this section of the paper, please contact GlinNotes@gmail.com no later than 7:00 pm Sunday evening.

The following is the schedule for the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: Morning Mass at 10.00 a.m.

Saturdays: Evening Mass at 7.00 p.m.

Sundays: Morning Mass at 11.00 a.m.

These weekly arrangements are subject to change.

Following HSE and Nphet guidelines there are limited numbers for Masses.  Please observe social distancing, wear a face mask and sanitize your hands.

Baptisms & Weddings: To book a Baptism or a Wedding please contact Fr. Curtin on (086) 3697735 or Pastoral Area Secretary Ann Dore, Foynes on (069) 65561 during office hours: Wednesday: 10a.m. to 1p.m., & 2p.m to 5p.m.  Thursday & Friday: 9a.m. to 1p.m. & 2p.m. to 5p.m.

Funerals:  All funerals arrangements can be directed to the following:

Fr. Curtin: (069) 60126/(086) 3697735

Fr. McNamara: (069) 82103(087) 2615471

Canon O Keeffe: (069) 60122(087) 4163401

Wedding: Congratulations to Jennifer Fitzgerald, Cahara who celebrated her marriage to Richard O Mahony on Friday 9th July. 

Death: A Mass was held for the repose of the soul of Mary Wallace Rooney late of lower Tullyleague, who died in New York.  Mass was held for Mary on Friday last the 9th July.

Anniversary Masses: Tuesday 13th July 10am Mass: Jack & Kitty Adams.  Deceased members of the Ryan Family.

Saturday 17th July 7pm Mass: Jude, Teresa and Michael O Sullivan, Cahara.

Sunday 18th July 11am Mass: Jimmy & Jerry O Brien, Glenagragra. 

Sunday 18th July 11am Mass: Joanie Costello, Glin.  Noel Mulvihill, Glin.  Nora & Mick Hanrahan and daughter Christina Hanrahan, Glin.

First Holy Communion: following public health advice directly to the Catholic Church from the Taoiseach’s Department recently and recent recommendation from the HSE, it is necessary to heed the advice and defer First Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies until further notice.

Glin GAA would like to thank all those who contributed so generously to our recent scrap collection. It proved to be a great success. The scrap was collected last week and we hope to have another collection in the near future. In the meantime, if anyone has scrap please contact any club member and storage can be arranged.

Glin Development and Tidy Towns

Leader Rural Development Programme 2020 /Protection and Sustainable use of Water Resources

A recent initiative between West Limerick Resources and Glin Development and Tidy Towns has been successful and Glin has been awarded funding for the purchase and installation of Water Butts in the Glin community.  The initiative is to support the protection of our most natural resource, water.  Collecting rain water has many benefits to the environment: 

  • Demand on water supply is reduced
  • Improved water supply and less pressure on the network
  • Helps conserve treated water and protects the environment
  • Water your garden with a store of free rainwater
  • Cost effective and eco friendly

The number of Water Butts is limited.  If you are interested in having one installed in your home, please ring Marie on 086 8691821. 

While the Water Butts (210 L) are being given for free, we are asking for a nominal installation fee of €20.  The Glin Development and Tidy Towns will follow up with participants in due course to get feedback on their experience with the Water Butts and the benefits that have been gained from its use.  

GLIN TIDY TOWNS: The Tidy Towns volunteers have started back on Wednesday evenings.  There are lots of areas that need a good dose of TLC!  It is hoped a lot will be covered over the summer months.  Most of the work consists of weeding, painting, litter picking and general upkeep and watering of the planted beds in the village.  Tidy Towns welcome new members, and will be delighted with any extra help. 

Tidy Towns meet up on Wednesday evening from 7 PM.  The meeting place is normally the Town Park, and from there we decide on jobs/areas that need tackling.  Social distance is always maintained and high vis are always worn.  Glin Development and Tidy Towns would like to give a big shout out to all the participants on the RSS and the TUS schemes.   They all do fantastic work around the village and on the Heritage Trails, keeping the village and its amenities in fantastic shape.  It is very reassuring to see them back after the lockdown, as we know our village and walks are being well maintained and in tip top shape.  Thanks also to our Tidy Towns volunteers who are working on our behalf every day. Willie Wall, for one, can be seen every day keeping the town spick and span.  Thank you to Willie and all our volunteers who are constantly working behind the scenes every day.  Pride of Place is a wonderful thing!  New flower beds were recently installed on the N69 Pier Road entrance to Glin coming from the Loughill side. A lot of work was put into the planning and laying out of these flower beds.  Glin Development wish to sincerely thank Joe Martin for his contribution for all this work and indeed for his contribution to the Tidy Town activities over the past few months.  He has done a lot of work in maintaining the Glin Heritage Trails, and especially, The Knights Walk.  Joe has done all this work on a voluntary basis and we thank him on behalf of the entire community.  He is also the first man to arrive annually for the TLC clean ups.  He fills numerous bags of litter and discarded household rubbish from the ditches and road sides of Glin.  Thank you, Joe.

Glin Knights Walk: The construction of the Viewing Platform is well under way at the summit of the Knight Walk.  It will be a solid construction when it is completed, and a well-earned stop gap to take a photo of the stunning views and for a breather for walkers!  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the go fund me initiative.  These funds are being used for all the maintenance and up keep of the Knights Walk and the Glin Heritage Trails and other initiatives throughout the village.  https://gf.me/u/y9xyxz     Glin has become a very popular destination for walkers and visitors, and it is great to see so many enjoying all the facilities Glin has to offer.  Let’s hope we get a good summer of sunshine and a glimmer of hope as we come out of lockdown.  Keep up to date – visit the Glin Tidy Towns FB Page and the Glin.info website page.  Congratulations:Great news for two G.B Rover FC players; Dylan Buckley and Luke Costello who have both been requested to attend Tralee Emerging Talent Programme (ETP) The boys will attend 12 sessions in June, July and August. Well done boys.

Fantastic news: for former G.B Rovers F.C player Cillian Mulvihill who is 1 of the 22 selected to train at the 3 day U16 camp in Athlone. A tremendous opportunity, well done Cillian – great international recognition. Keep up the great work.

ALONE is a national organisation that strives to enable older people to age at home, safely and securely, for as long as they wish. We work with all older people, including those who are lonely, isolated, frail or ill, homeless, living in poverty, or are facing other difficulties.  ALONE is encouraging older people who need advice to call ALONE on 0818 222 024 from 8am-8pm, seven days a week. Contact ALONE if you have concerns about your own wellbeing, or the wellbeing of an older person you know. Further information can be found on www.alone.ie.  Alone are actively recruiting visitation support and befriending volunteers in Moyvane and surrounding areas. If you would like to volunteer with ALONE see the volunteer section of the Alone.ie website.

Newsletter:  Please email Geraldine on office@stfergusns.ie if you would like anything placed in the weekly newsletter.

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Glin GAA Club Notes …

U15 ChampionshipShannon Gaels

1-11Drom/Broadford 2-4


Our U15s proved too strong for Drom-Broadford in the first round of the U15 championship. Next up are St. Kieran’s in two weeks which should be a cracker. Our boys played some great football and could have been further ahead at half time. However, the team held firm in the second half and were well ahead going into the last 5 minutes, when Drom Broadford scored 2 late goals.Team: Daragh Woulfe, Conor Fitzgerald, Thabo Ncube, Seamus Dillane, Daragh Mullane, Colm McNamara, Jack Adams, Adam Bennett, Aiden Healy, Gavin Thompson, Charlie McDonagh, Luke Buckley, Graham McDonagh, Seán McEnery, Daniel Regan, Fergal Leahy, Keelan Lonergan, Jim Culhane.


West Intermediate League


Newcastle West 0-13Glin 2-2

Played on greasy conditions, we were always chasing the game from the off but never gave in. NCW were very physical and full of running, though our lads stood up to the challenge bravely. We had some great individual performances especially Jamie and Ronan, to name a few. We kept in touch through two timely Paraic O’Connor goals. Next up is Fr. Casey’s in Glin next week.Squad: S O’Sullivan, A Mulvihill, S Horan, P Cregan, T Woulfe, J Fitzgerald, C Shine, R Culhane, K Lenihan, J Scannell, I Sheehan, P O’Connor, F Henderson, C Culhane, E Mulvihill, John Wallace, O Wallace, John Daniel Hickie.


West Junior League


Glin 0-13Athea 1-13. It was the proverbial game of two halves in Páirc Uí Chathaláin last Wednesday evening. We started the first half quite well with Ger Lyons kicking six points and Gary Culhane, Oliver Wallace and Cian Culhane also getting on the scoresheet. There was some excellent defensive play from our backs too which curtailed the Athea forwards, restricting them to just 3 points in the opening thirty minutes. Halftime Glin 0-9 Athea 0-3.However the second period proved a much different affair. To Athea’s credit they kicked some excellent points from distances and were very efficient in taking their opportunities. Ger Lyons slotted over 3 more points while Cian Culhane added his second. By the second water break we were 4 points behind. Although we had a number of opportunities to close the gap, a combination of bad luck, errors and an excellent diving save by the Athea goalkeeper meant that the game finished 1-13 to 0-13 in Athea’s favour. It was a disappointing 2nd half performance which brought our winning streak to an end, but it’s a result from which we will have learnt a lot. Man of the match for Glin was Cormac Healy, who gave an exhibition of tenacious and clean corner-back play throughout, with strong performances also coming from Ger Lyons, Killian Lenihan and Fionn Henderson. Next up in our final league group game is Ballysteen where our boys will hope to get back to winning ways before the championship begins.Team: Michael Stack, Cormac Healy, Tadhg Culhane, Kieran Scanlon, Killian Lenihan, Paddy Fitzgerald, Fionn Henderson, Edmond Horan, Gary Culhane (0-1), Oliver Wallace (0-1), Shane Culhane, Shane O’Sullivan, Paul Sheahan, Ger Lyons (0-9), Edward Mulvihill. Subs: Cian Culhane (0-2) for Horan, Joe Stack for Mulvihill, David Horan, Seán Lyons, John Daniel Hickie , Darragh McKenna, Darragh Leahy.


Glin Emmets LGFA

Last Sunday evening was first ever training session for the newly formed Glin Emmets Ladies. There was a big turnout of U6, U8 and U10 girls which shows the huge interest and appetite there is for Gaelic Football amongst these age groups and this bodes really well for the future. The next training is on this coming Saturday morning, July 10th, at 9am.


Limerick v Cork Tickets

In the interest of fairness, all our club members who expressed an interest in going to the Limerick v Cork Munster hurling championship semi-final were eligible to enter a draw for the two tickets we were allocated. The winner was Jack Dunne.

Well done to the Limerick team on their well deserved victory over Cork and hopefully now they will follow it up with a third Munster final victory in a row by beating Tipperary.


Online Club Shop

A new range of Glin GAA gear has been added to the O’Neill’s online club shop which can be accessed online at:https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/glin-gaa-club.html.


Split the BucketOur next Split the Bucket Draw takes place next Monday evening and you can enter online at www.smartlotto.ie/glin-gaa.


Fixtures West Intermediate League Glin v Fr.Caseys, Tuesday at 7.30 in Glin.West Junior League Ballysteen v Glin, Wednesday at 7.30 in Ballysteen.

Glin Emmets U6/U8/U10

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Parish Newsletter: 3rd & 4th July 2021.

Parish Newsletter – Saturday & Sunday 3rd & 4th July, 2021 – 14th Sunday in ordinary time.                   

Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

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

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

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

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

Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 3rd July: Mary Hogan

                                        Sunday 4th July: Sean Flanagan

Readers: Saturday 3rd July: John Healy

                 Sunday 4th July: John Prendergast

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 3pm until 9pm.  All are welcome to join …. Pope Benedict XVI: “The act of adoration prolongs and intensifies all that takes place during the Mass”.

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

Local Notes: if you would like to have a note placed in this section of the paper, please contact GlinNotes@gmail.com no later than 7:00 pm Sunday evening.

The following is the schedule for the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: Morning Mass at 10.00 a.m.

Saturdays: Evening Mass at 7.00 p.m.

Sundays: Morning Mass at 11.00 a.m.

These weekly arrangements are subject to change.

Following HSE and Nphet guidelines there are limited numbers for Masses.  Please observe social distancing, wear a face mask and sanitize your hands.

Baptisms & Weddings: To book a Baptism or a Wedding please contact Fr. Curtin on (086) 3697735 or Pastoral Area Secretary Ann Dore, Foynes on (069) 65561 during office hours: Wednesday: 10a.m. to 1p.m., & 2p.m to 5p.m.  Thursday & Friday: 9a.m. to 1p.m. & 2p.m. to 5p.m.

Funerals:  All funerals arrangements can be directed to the following:

Fr. Curtin: (069) 60126/(086) 3697735

Fr. McNamara: (069) 82103/(087) 2615471

Canon O Keeffe: (069) 60122/(087) 4163401

First Holy Communion: following public health advice directly to the Catholic Church from the Taoiseach’s Department this week and last week’s recommendation from the HSE, it is necessary to heed this advice and defer First Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies until further notice.

Glin Development and Tidy Towns

Leader Rural Development Programme 2020 /Protection and Sustainable use of Water Resources

A recent initiative between West Limerick Resources and Glin Development and Tidy Towns has been successful and Glin has been awarded funding for the purchase and installation of Water Butts in the Glin community.  The initiative is to support the protection of our most natural resource, water.  Collecting rain water has many benefits to the environment: 

  • Demand on water supply is reduced
  • Improved water supply and less pressure on the network
  • Helps conserve treated water and protects the environment
  • Water your garden with a store of free rainwater
  • Cost effective and eco friendly

The number of Water Butts is limited.  If you are interested in having one installed in your home, please ring Marie on 086 8691821.  While the Water Butts (210 L) are being given for free, we are asking for a nominal installation fee of E20.  The Glin Development and Tidy Towns will follow up with participants in due course to get feedback on their experience with the Water Butts and the benefits that have been gained from its use.  

GLIN TIDY TOWNS: The Tidy Towns volunteers have started back on Wednesday evenings.  There are lots of areas that need a good dose of TLC!  It is hoped a lot will be covered over the summer months.  Most of the work consists of weeding, painting, litter picking and general upkeep and watering of the planted beds in the village.  Tidy Towns welcome new members, and will be delighted with any extra help. 

Tidy Towns meet up on Wednesday evening from 7 PM.  The meeting place is normally the Town Park, and from there we decide on jobs/areas that need tackling.  Social distance is always maintained and high vis are always worn.  Glin Development and Tidy Towns would like to give a big shout out to all the participants on the RSS and the TUS schemes.   They all do fantastic work around the village and on the Heritage Trails, keeping the village and its amenities in fantastic shape.  It is very reassuring to see them back after the lockdown, as we know our village and walks are being well maintained and in tip top shape.  Thanks also to our Tidy Towns volunteers who are working on our behalf every day. Willie Wall, for one, can be seen every day keeping the town spick and span.  Thank you to Willie and all our volunteers who are constantly working behind the scenes every day.  Pride of Place is a wonderful thing!  New flower beds were recently installed on the N69 Pier Road entrance to Glin coming from the Loughill side. A lot of work was put into the planning and laying out of these flower beds.  Glin Development wish to sincerely thank Joe Martin for his contribution for all this work and indeed for his contribution to the Tidy Town activities over the past few months.  He has done a lot of work in maintaining the Glin Heritage Trails, and especially, The Knights Walk.  Joe has done all this work on a voluntary basis and we thank him on behalf of the entire community.  He is also the first man to arrive annually for the TLC clean ups.  He fills numerous bags of litter and discarded household rubbish from the ditches and road sides of Glin.  Thank you, Joe.

Glin Knights Walk: The construction of the Viewing Platform is well under way at the summit of the Knight Walk.  It will be a solid construction when it is completed, and a well-earned stop gap to take a photo of the stunning views and for a breather for walkers!  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the go fund me initiative.  These funds are being used for all the maintenance and up keep of the Knights Walk and the Glin Heritage Trails and other initiatives throughout the village.  https://gf.me/u/y9xyxz     Glin has become a very popular destination for walkers and visitors, and it is great to see so many enjoying all the facilities Glin has to offer.  Let’s hope we get a good summer of sunshine and a glimmer of hope as we come out of lockdown.  Keep up to date – visit the Glin Tidy Towns FB Page and the Glin.info website page. 

Congratulations: Great news for two G.B Rover FC players; Dylan Buckley and Luke Costello who have both been requested to attend Tralee Emerging Talent Programme (ETP) The boys will attend 12 sessions in June, July and August. Well done boys.

Fantastic news: for former G.B Rovers F.C player Cillian Mulvihill who is 1 of the 22 selected to train at the 3 day U16 camp in Athlone. A tremendous opportunity, well done Cillian – great international recognition. Keep up the great work.

ALONE is a national organisation that strives to enable older people to age at home, safely and securely, for as long as they wish. We work with all older people, including those who are lonely, isolated, frail or ill, homeless, living in poverty, or are facing other difficulties.  ALONE is encouraging older people who need advice to call ALONE on 0818 222 024 from 8am-8pm, seven days a week. Contact ALONE if you have concerns about your own wellbeing, or the wellbeing of an older person you know. Further information can be found on www.alone.ie.  Alone are actively recruiting visitation support and befriending volunteers in Moyvane and surrounding areas. If you would like to volunteer with ALONE see the volunteer section of the Alone.ie website.

Newsletter:  Please email Geraldine on office@stfergusns.ie if you would like anything placed in the weekly newsletter.

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Glin GAA

West Junior League
Mountcollins 0-11
Glin 3-12
We travelled to Mountcollins last Saturday afternoon for Round 3 of the West Junior League. It was a very good first half from our point of view. Aided by the wind, we racked up 3-8 in the opening half hour. After Shane Culhane opened the scoring will a nice point, the floodgates opened, with Ger Lyons scoring two very well taken goals, either side of terrific solo goal which was expertly dispatched to the back of the net by Killian Lenihan. In fairness to our opponents they were unlucky not to get a goal of their own back straight away, with Michael Stack pulling off a brilliant point blank save and corner back, Jack Scannell, making a number of clever interceptions which allowed us to keep scores conceded to just 2 points in the first half. During the remainder of the half, two converted frees from Lyons, three fine left footed points from Shane Culhane and a point each from the industrious Edward Mulvihill and Gary Culhane saw us take a 15 point lead in at half time.
Mountcollins really took the game to us in the second half and reeled off a number of points in the opening ten minutes. However, we kept the scoreboard ticking over through points from Gary Culhane, the impressive Killian Lenihan, Shane Culhane and a very sweet strike from Ed Mulvihill which meant that the game ended 3-12 to 0-11 in our favour. The club would like to wish a speedy recovery to the Mountcollins corner forward who suffered an unfortunate injury towards the end of the match. Best for Glin were Scannell, Lenihan, Lyons and Shane Culhane.
Team: Michael Stack, Jack Scannell, Tadhg Culhane, Kieran Scanlon, Brian Mulroe, Paddy Fitzgerald, Pádraig Costello, Edmond Horan, Gary Culhane (0-2), Shane O’Sullivan, Shane Culhane (0-4), Killian Lenihan (1-1), Edward Mulvihill (0-2), Ger Lyons (2-3), David Horan. Subs all used: Oliver Wallace, James McSweeney, Cormac Healy, Darragh Leahy.

West Intermediate League
Glin 1-10 Athea 0-15
It was a good battling never say die performance by what was probably the youngest ever Glin first team ever. Athea were the much better team in sec half but we never gave in and kicked the last 1-1. Team: S O’Sullivan, T. Woulfe, J. Fitzgerald, P. Cregan, C. Shine, J. Sheehan, A. Mulvihill, R. Culhane, S O’Connor, F.  Henderson, O. Wallace, P. O’Connor, E. Mulvihill, James Wallace, C. Culhane. Subs: T. Scanlon, C. Healy, J. Scannell, JD Hickey.

Mayoral Visit
It was an honour to have the Mayor of Limerick, Michael Collins visit our club on Sunday to present a beautiful framed scroll to our Club Secretary, Alan O’Donovan, to acknowledge the club’s contribution and assistance to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sympathy
Glin GAA Club would like to express their deepest sympathy to the family of Anne Sheahan, Ballyguiltenane, who died recently. Condolences to her sons Patrick, Mike and local councillor John, who are wonderful supporters of our club and her grandchildren Paul and Darren have been great players for us over the years. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

Online Club Shop
A new range of Glin GAA gear has been added to the O’Neill’s online club shop which can be accessed online at:
https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/glin-gaa-club.html.

Split the Bucket
Our Split the Bucket Draw took place on Monday evening and Teresa Conway was the winner of €179. The next draw takes place in a fortnight’s time and you can enter online at www.smartlotto.ie/glin-gaa<http://www.smartlotto.ie/glin-gaa&gt;.

Fixtures
West Junior league
Home v Athea, Wednesday at 7.30
West Intermediate league
Away v NCW, Friday at 7.30.

It was an honour to have the Mayor of Limerick, Michael Collins visit our club on Sunday to present a beautiful framed scroll to our Club Secretary, Alan O’Donovan.
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Glin Development Project Works…

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Glin Development Association has undertaken many projects during 2020 to improve and enhance the many facilities that have been particularly beneficial to the entire community during this exceptional time of lockdowns and social distancing. Glin Heritage Walks, The Pontoon at Glin Pier, Tidy Towns maintenance, The Glin Fairy Trail, Glin Town Park Lighting, Christmas Lighting and Glin Playground repairs are just some of the projects which needed our attention and we have incurred a lot of expenses completing these works. Unfortunately, due to Covid 19 restrictions, we are unable to organise our usual fund-raising events to cover costs of works completed and our plans for the coming year. Glin Development Association has a GoFundMe page and we are appealing to the local community, to friends and relatives abroad, and to the many visitors who enjoy our facilities to donate. Contact any member of Glin Development Association if you need further information.

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Parish Newsletter: 26th and 27th June 2021.

Parish Newsletter – Saturday/Sunday 26th/27thJune, 2021 – 13th Sunday in ordinary time.                   

Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

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

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

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

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

Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 26th June: Michael O Connor

                                        Sunday 27th June: Alice O Shaughnessy

Readers: Saturday 26th June: Teresa Culhane

                 Sunday 27th June: Annie Reidy

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 3pm until 9pm.  All are welcome to join …. Pope Francis: “I invite everyone to discover the beauty of the prayer of adoration and to exercise it often”.

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

Local Notes: if you would like to have a note placed in this section of the paper, please contact GlinNotes@gmail.com no later than 7:00 pm Sunday evening.

The following is the schedule for the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: Morning Mass at 10.00 a.m.

Saturdays: Evening Mass at 7.00 p.m.

Sundays: Morning Mass at 11.00 a.m.

These weekly arrangements are subject to change.

Following HSE and Nphet guidelines there are limited numbers for Masses.  Please observe social distancing, wear a face mask and sanitize your hands.

Baptisms & Weddings: To book a Baptism or a Wedding please contact Fr. Curtin on (086) 3697735 or Pastoral Area Secretary Ann Dore, Foynes on (069) 65561 during office hours: Wednesday: 10a.m. to 1p.m., & 2p.m to 5p.m.  Thursday & Friday: 9a.m. to 1p.m. & 2p.m. to 5p.m.

Funerals:  All funerals arrangements can be directed to the following:

Fr. Curtin: (069) 60126/(086) 3697735

Fr. McNamara: (069) 82103/(087) 2615471

Canon O Keeffe: (069) 60122/(087) 4163401

Deaths: Sympathy is extended to the family of Joseph Mullally, London and formally of Mary St. Glin.  Sympathy to the Sheahan family on the death of Anne Sheahan (nee Stackpoole), Ballyguiltenane, Glin.  Sympathy is extended to the family of Mary Martin, Marion Place, Glin.  May they rest in peace.

Glin Development Association: Glin Development Association has undertaken many projects during 2020 to improve and enhance the many facilities that have been particularly beneficial to the entire community during this exceptional time of lockdowns and social distancing.  Glin Heritage Walks, The Pontoon at Glin Pier, Tidy Towns maintenance, The Glin Fairy Trail, Glin Town Park Lighting, Christmas Lighting and Glin Playground repairs are just some of the projects which needed our attention and we have incurred a lot of expenses completing these works.  Unfortunately, due to Covid 19 restrictions, we are unable to organise our usual fund-raising events to cover costs of works completed and our plans for the coming year. Glin Development Association has a GoFundMe page and we are appealing to the local community, to friends and relatives abroad, and to the many visitors who enjoy our facilities to donate.  Contact any member of Glin Development Association if you need further information.

Congratulations: Great news for two G.B Rover FC players; Dylan Buckley and Luke Costello who have both been requested to attend Tralee Emerging Talent Programme (ETP) The boys will attend 12 sessions in June, July and August. Well done boys.

Fantastic news: for former G.B Rovers F.C player Cillian Mulvihill who is 1 of the 22 selected to train at the 3 day U16 camp in Athlone. A tremendous opportunity, well done Cillian – great international recognition. Keep up the great work.

Weekly Clean Up: Weekly clean-up starting at Glin Town Park. Every Wednesday at 7.30! All Welcome to come along.

First Holy Communion:  will now be held on Wednesday 14th July for Ballyguiltenane National School at 12 o clock.  The 17th July is the date for St. Fergus National School, with two ceremonies, one at 11am and one at 1pm.

Newsletter:  Please email Geraldine on office@stfergusns.ie if you would like anything placed in the weekly newsletter.

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Sunset at Knockeranna Way 23/6/21

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Parish Newsletter: 19th/20th June 2021

Parish Newsletter – Saturday/Sunday 19th/20th June, 2021 – 12th Sunday in ordinary time.                   

Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

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

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

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

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

Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 19th June: Marie Shine

                                        Sunday 20thJune: Grace Fitzgerald

Readers: Saturday 19th June: Desiree Dore

                 Sunday 20th June: Margaret Hogan

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 3pm until 9pm.  All are welcome to join …. Pope Benedict XVI: “In a world where there is so much noise, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus”

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

Local Notes: if you would like to have a note placed in this section of the paper, please contact GlinNotes@gmail.com no later than 7:00 pm Sunday evening.

The following is the schedule for the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: Morning Mass at 10.00 a.m.

Saturdays: Evening Mass at 7.00 p.m.

Sundays: Morning Mass at 11.00 a.m.

These weekly arrangements are subject to change.

Following HSE and Nphet guidelines there are limited numbers for Masses.  Please observe social distancing, wear a face mask and sanitize your hands.

Baptisms & Weddings: To book a Baptism or a Wedding please contact Fr. Curtin on (086) 3697735 or Pastoral Area Secretary Ann Dore, Foynes on (069) 65561 during office hours: Wednesday: 10a.m. to 1p.m., & 2p.m to 5p.m.  Thursday & Friday: 9a.m. to 1p.m. & 2p.m. to 5p.m.

Funerals:  All funerals arrangements can be directed to the following:

Fr. Curtin: (069) 60126/(086) 3697735

Fr. McNamara: (069) 82103/(087) 2615471

Canon O Keeffe: (069) 60122/(087) 4163401

Thank You: Michael the Sacristan would like to thank the people for their Contribution to the Sacristan Collection.

Thank You: Míle Buíochas for your continued financial support, especially for your weekly envelope contributions and the Easter Dues.  There is a post box and two black boxes at the back for the Church for these contributions.

Prayer before an Examination:

Dear Lord, as I take this exam, I thank you that my value is not based on my performance, but on your great love for me.  Come into my heart so that we can walk through this time together.  Help me, not only with this test, but the many tests of life that are sure to come my way.

As I take this exam, bring back to my mind everything I studied and be gracious with what I have overlooked.  Help me to remain focussed and clam, confident in the facts and in my ability, and firm in the knowledge that no matter what happens today you are there with me.   Amen

Source: Salesians Ireland.

Weekly Clean Up: Weekly clean-up starting at Glin Town Park. Every Wednesday at 7.30! All Welcome to come along.

Mothers and Others: We are delighted to see our mothers and others back again for the new season. Training will take place every Thursday at 8 p.m. sharp, we are looking forward to seeing both old and new faces. Remember, no football experience is necessary and anyone is welcome to join. So if you are looking for some exercise and some fun, please come along! You can contact Martina O’Brien at 087 9145952 for more information.

Glin GAA: Glin GAA Club is holding a scrap collection.  All types of steel, galvanised sleeting, copper piping etc.  No gas cylinders.  Anyone wishing to drop off any scrap at the GAA grounds can do so on Wednesdays from 9.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.  Anyone wishing to have scrap collected please contact James on 0872311156 or Jack on 0872289841.  All funds raised will go towards the development of the GAA grounds, which will benefit the youth of our parish.

First Holy Communion:  will now be held on Wednesday 14th July for Ballyguiltenane National School at 12 o clock.  The 17th July is the date for St. Fergus National School, with two ceremonies, one at 11am and one at 1pm.

Newsletter:  Please email Geraldine on office@stfergusns.ie if you would like anything placed in the weekly newsletter.

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Sundown at the Knights Walk….by Mary Teresa

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The Magical Hawthorn Tree…. by Mary

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Parish Newsletter: 12th & 13th June 2021.

Parish Newsletter – Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th June, 2021 – 11th Sunday in ordinary time.                   

Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

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

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

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

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

Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 12th June: Mary Hogan

                                        Sunday 13thJune: Marie McKenna

Readers: Saturday 12th June: Nicola Cunningham

                 Sunday 13th June: Sean Flanagan

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 3pm until 9pm.  All are welcome to join …. Pope John Paul II: “May we dwell long and often in adoration”.

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

Local Notes: if you would like to have a note placed in this section of the paper, please contact GlinNotes@gmail.com no later than 7:00 pm Sunday evening.

The following is the schedule for the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: Morning Mass at 10.00 a.m.

Saturdays: Evening Mass at 7.00 p.m.

Sundays: Morning Mass at 11.00 a.m.

These weekly arrangements are subject to change.

Following HSE and Nphet guidelines there are limited numbers for Masses.  Please observe social distancing, wear a face mask and sanitize your hands.

Baptisms & Weddings: To book a Baptism or a Wedding please contact Fr. Curtin on (086) 3697735 or Pastoral Area Secretary Ann Dore, Foynes on (069) 65561 during office hours: Wednesday: 10a.m. to 1p.m., & 2p.m to 5p.m.  Thursday & Friday: 9a.m. to 1p.m. & 2p.m. to 5p.m.

Funerals:  All funerals arrangements can be directed to the following:

Fr. Curtin: (069) 60126/(086) 3697735

Fr. McNamara: (069) 82103/(087) 2615471

Canon O Keeffe: (069) 60122/(087) 4163401

Anniversary Masses:

Saturday 12th June: Margaret Normoyle, South Mall.  Margaret Fitzgibbon, Mountmellic, John Flanagan, Monegea. 

Sunday 13th June: Elizabeth Mulvihill, late of Corbry Estate.

Tuesday 15th June: James Costello, Glin 

                                  Michael McKenna late of Ballygoughlin.

Friday 18th June: Patrick & Dolly Fitzgerald late of Cahara.

                              John & Margaret Holly, Ballybunion.

Thank You: Michael the Sacristan would like to thank the people for their Contribution to the Sacristan Collection.

Thank You: Míle Buíochas for your continued financial support, especially for your weekly envelope contributions and the Easter Dues.  There is a post box and two black boxes at the back for the Church for these contributions.

Weekly Clean Up: Weekly clean-up starting at Glin Town Park. Every Wednesday at 7.30! All Welcome to come along.

Mothers and Others: We are delighted to see our mothers and others back again for the new season. Training will take place every Thursday at 8 p.m. sharp, we are looking forward to seeing both old and new faces. Remember, no football experience is necessary and anyone is welcome to join. So if you are looking for some exercise and some fun, please come along! You can contact Martina O’Brien at 087 9145952 for more information.

Glin GAA: Glin GAA Club is holding a scrap collection.  All types of steel, galvanised sleeting, copper piping etc.  No gas cylinders.  Anyone wishing to drop off any scrap at the GAA grounds can do so on Wednesdays from 9.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.  Anyone wishing to have scrap collected please contact James on 0872311156 or Jack on 0872289841.  All funds raised will go towards the development of the GAA grounds, which will benefit the youth of our parish.

First Holy Communion:  will now be held on Wednesday 14th July for Ballyguiltenane National School at 12 o clock.  The 17th July is the date for St. Fergus National School, with two ceremonies, one at 11am and one at 1pm.

Newsletter:  Please email Geraldine on office@stfergusns.ie if you would like anything published in the weekly newsletter.

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Parish Newsletter: 5th & 6th June 2021 Corpus Christi.

Parish Newsletter – Saturday/Sunday 5th & 6th June 2021. Corpus Christi                    

Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

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

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

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

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

Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 5th June: Betty Ann McSweeney

                                        Sunday 6th June: Sean Flanagan

Readers: Saturday 5th June: Eileen Mulvihill

                 Sunday 6th June: Nodlaig Adams

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Adoration every Friday from 3pm until 9pm.  All are welcome to join …. Pope Francis: “One cannot know the Lord without being in the habit of      adoring in silence

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

The following is the schedule for the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: Morning Mass at 10.00 a.m.

Saturdays: Evening Mass at 7.00 p.m.

Sundays: Morning Mass at 11.00 a.m.

These weekly arrangements are subject to change.

Following HSE and Nphet guidelines there are limited numbers for Masses.  Please observe social distancing, wear a face mask and sanitize your hands.

Baptisms & Weddings: To book a Baptism or a Wedding please contact Fr. Curtin on (086) 3697735 or Pastoral Area Secretary Ann Dore, Foynes on (069) 65561 during office hours: Wednesday: 10a.m. to 1p.m., & 2p.m to 5p.m.  Thursday & Friday: 9a.m. to 1p.m. & 2p.m. to 5p.m.

Funerals:  All funerals arrangements can be directed to the following:

Fr. Curtin: (069) 60126/(086) 3697735

Fr. McNamara: (069) 82103/(087) 2615471

Canon O Keeffe: (069) 60122/(087) 4163401

Anniversary Masses:

Saturday 5th June: James O Brien, Glenagragra.

                                 Dan Martin, Therese Sheehan Martin & son Thomas.

Tuesday 8th June: Mass for the Collins Family.

Wednesday 9th June: Bill & Mary Fitzgerald, late of Cahara.

Saturday 12th June: Margaret Normoyle, South Mall.  Margaret Fitzgibbon, Mountmellic, John Flanagan, Monegea. 

Thank You: Michael the Sacristan would like to thank the people for their Contribution to the Sacristan Collection.

Thank You: Míle Buíochas for your continued financial support, especially for your weekly envelope contributions and the Easter Dues.  There is a post box and two black boxes at the back for the Church for these contributions.

Weekly Clean Up: Weekly clean-up starting at Glin Town Park. Every Wednesday at 7.30! All Welcome to come along.

Glin GAA: Glin GAA Club is holding a scrap collection.  Final day for donating is Saturday 12th June.  All types of steel, galvanised sleeting, copper piping etc.  No gas cylinders.  Anyone wishing to drop off any scrap at the GAA grounds can do so on Wednesdays from 9.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.  Anyone wishing to have scrap collected please contact James on 0872311156 or Jack on 0872289841.  All funds raised will go towards the development of the GAA grounds, which will benefit the youth of our parish.

First Holy Communion:  regrettably, Confirmation/First Communion ceremonies planned for July 1-4 will have to be rescheduled as a result of government guidelines. We have been advised by the Taoiseach’s office that no First Holy Communions or Confirmations can take place until after July 5th. We appreciate this will come as a great disappointment and inconvenience for many – children, parents, teachers and clergy but Bishop Leahy believes that we have no option but to follow this public health advice.

Newsletter:  Please email Geraldine on office@stfergusns.ie if you would like anything published in the weekly newsletter.

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Purple, the secret to serenity…. by Mary

Purple, the secret to serenity…

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Dappled shade… by Mary Teresa

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Moon shadow…. by Aleks

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Parish Newsletter: Saturday/Sunday 22nd & 23rd May 2021.

Parish Newsletter – Saturday/Sunday 22nd & 23rd May 2021 – Pentecost Sunday.                      

Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

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

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

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

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

Eucharistic Ministers: Saturday 22nd May: Michael O Connor

                                        Sunday 23rd May: Alice O Shaughnessy

Readers: Saturday 22nd May: Louise MacNamara

                 Sunday 23rd May: Eufrocina Clemente

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

The following is the schedule of Masses for the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: Morning Mass at 10.00 a.m.

Saturday 15th May: Evening Mass at 7.00 p.m.

Sunday 16th May: Morning Mass at 11.00 a.m.

These weekly arrangements are subject to change.

Following HSE and Nphet guidelines there are limited numbers for Masses.  Please observe social distancing, wear a face mask and sanitize your hands.

Baptisms & Weddings: To book a Baptism or a Wedding please contact Fr. Curtin on (086) 3697735 or Pastoral Area Secretary Ann Dore, Foynes on (069) 65561 during office hours: Wednesday: 10a.m. to 1p.m., & 2p.m to 5p.m.  Thursday & Friday: 9a.m. to 1p.m. & 2p.m. to 5p.m.

Funerals:  All funerals arrangements can be directed to the following:

Fr. Curtin: (069) 60126/(086) 3697735

Fr. McNamara: (069) 82103/(087) 2615471

Canon O Keeffe: (069) 60122/(087) 4163401

Anniversary Masses:

Tuesday 25th May: Mass for Ned and Anna Horan.

Wednesday 26th May: Mass for Maureen & Patrick O Connor, late of Turaree.

Glin Library: will be closed for next two weeks. Peg retired last Friday after sixteen years. She wishes to thank all of the readers and visitors to the library for the great experience she had in her role as Branch Librarian in Glin during this time. 

Glin Development Association: would like to wish Peg continued health and happiness as she retires from her post as Librarian in Glin Library.  Peg took great interest in her work, was always supportive of Glin Development and she always accommodated and facilitated the group whenever she was called upon to do so.

Thank You: Míle Buíochas for your continued financial support, especially for your weekly envelope contributions and the Easter Dues.  There is a post box and two black boxes at the back for the Church for these contributions.

Glin GAA: Glin GAA Club will be hosting a scrap collection over the next 2 weeks.  All types of steel, galvanised sleeting, copper piping etc.  No gas cylinders.  Anyone wishing to drop off any scrap at the GAA grounds can do so on Wednesdays from 9.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.  Anyone wishing to have scrap collected please contact James on 0872311156 or Jack on 0872289841.  All funds raised will go towards the development of the GAA grounds, which will benefit the youth of our parish.

Dates for your Diary: First Holy Communion Ceremony.  Due to Covid 19 restrictions there will be three ceremonies on Saturday 3rd July, 10a.m., 12.00 noon and 2.00 p.m.

Newsletter:  Please email Geraldine on office@stfergusns.ie if you would like anything published in the weekly newsletter.

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Grandma’s bonnet by Sr. Mary.

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Peg Prendeville retires from Glin Library.

Glin Development members paid a visit to Peg Prendeville today to wish her well on her retirement. Peg will be greatly missed. Peg took great interest in her work, was always supportive of Glin Development and she always accommodated and facilitated the group whenever she was called upon to do so. We wish her the very best in the next chapter of her life.

John Anthony Culhane, Glin Development, presenting Peg with a fresh flower arrangement and card to thank her for years of service at Glin Library.
John Anthony Culhane, Glin Development, Peg Prendeville and Cllr. John Sheahan visiting Peg on her last day at Glin library.
John Anthony Culhane, Cllr. John Sheahan, Maria Geoghegan, Siobhan Moloney and Marie Fitzgerald, Glin Development members, wishing Peg a fond farewell at Glin library.
Cllr. John Sheahan giving a fitting tribute speech to Peg Prendeville on her last day at Glin library.
Peg with all her cards and flowers from well wishers at Glin library on her last day before her retirement.
Peg presenting Marie Fitzgerald, whose mother Mary Fitzgerald was previously the librarian in Glin, with a folder of documents relating to Glin castle and the story of the Knights of Glin.
Peg with her friend and fellow branch librarian in Adare, Sarah Prendiville .
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A Glin sunset…. by Mary Teresa

A Glin sunset…..

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Sea thrift by the Sea Shore…. by Mary

Sea thrift by the sea shore….. by Mary

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Contrasts …. by Tom

Contrasts … by Tom

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Springtime at Glin Pier…. by Estelle

Springtime at Glin Pier by Estelle

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Parish Newsletter

Parish Newsletter – Saturday 8th May/Sunday 9th May 2021.                        

Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

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

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

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

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

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

Churches: All churches reopen nationally for Masses on Monday 11th May.

The following is the schedule for the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin.

Tuesday, 11th May, Wednesday 12th May and Friday 14th May: Morning Mass at 10.00 a.m.

Saturday 15th May: Evening Mass at 7.00 p.m.

Sunday 16th May: Morning Mass at 11.00 a.m.

These weekly arrangements are subject to change.

Following HSE and Nphet guidelines there are limited numbers for Masses.  Please observe social distancing, wear a face mask and sanitize your hands.

Baptisms & Weddings: To book a Baptism or a Wedding please contact Fr. Curtin on (086) 3697735 or Pastoral Area Secretary Ann Dore, Foynes on (069) 65561 during office hours: Wednesday: 10a.m. to 1p.m., & 2p.m to 5p.m.  Thursday & Friday: 9a.m. to 1p.m. & 2p.m. to 5p.m.

Funerals:  All funerals arrangements can be directed to the following:

Fr. Curtin: (069) 60126/(086) 3697735

Fr. McNamara: (069) 82103/(087) 2615471

Canon O Keeffe: (069) 60122/(087) 4163401

Thank You: Míle Buíochas for your continued financial support, especially for your weekly envelope contributions and the Easter Dues.  There is a post box at the back for the Church for these contributions.

Dates for your Diary: First Holy Communion Ceremony.  Due to Covid 19 restrictions there will be three ceremonies on Saturday 3rd July, 10a.m., 12.00 noon and 2.00 p.m.

Prayer:

Let nothing disturb you,

Let nothing dismay you,

All things pass,

God never changes.

Patience attains all that it strives for,

They who have God find they lack nothing,

God alone suffices.

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Natures Canvas…. by Fr. Tom

Natures Canvas by Fr. Tom

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I took the road less travelled…..by (Madje)

I took the road less travelled by (Madje)

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Wild garlic on the river bank…. Tom

Wild garlic on the river bank…. Tom

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Soaring (Aleks)

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A dinosaur cloud (Aleks)

A dinosaur cloud (Aleks)

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Gods in his heaven, alls right with the world (Alexs)

Gods in his heaven, alls right with the world (Alexs)

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Glin GAA Club Notes

New Underage Girls Club

We are delighted to announce we will have an underage Ladies Gaelic Football Club once again in Glin.Under 6, under 8 and under 10s will be catered for initially, and we hope that as our numbers as the years go by to have representation at all levels. Anyone interested in giving a hand in any way is most welcome to get involved.A registration day will be held in the coming weeks so keep an eye on our Facebook page and the relevant WhatsApp groups.This is a very exciting time for the girls of our parish and with the below committee in place there is no reason it can’t go from strength to strength!
2021 Committee is as follows:Chairperson- Bernard DaltonSecretary- Máire LyonsTreasurer- Julie ReidyRegistrar- Kathleen SheahanPRO- Caroline DaltonChild Welfare Officer- Mary DunneCovid Officers-Kate SweeneyAnn ConnollyTara DaltonCaroline LyonsWell done to all involved!
Club Limerick DrawWell done to Donie Lyons on winning €500 in the April Club Limerick Draw. It’s great to see another winner from the club.

Cúl CampsKellogg’s

Cúl Camp is confirmed for Monday July 26th to Friday 30th July in Glin. Number of attendees are not capped but once 100 children are registered we will be advised, and will have the option of extending this number. Coaches are allocated 1:10 children. Lunch will be eaten in the open stands and all activities happen on the field.

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Poll an Eas in the sunshine…. by Tom

Poll an Eas in the sunshine by Tom

Poul an Eas … never more shall I see thee dark Poul an Eas
Shall I behold or hear thy flood,
For thy loved banks no more I’ll pass
Or wander by Killeany woods.It was there the cowslips were first seen,
To deck those sheltered banks so green.
For they loved banks no more I’ll pass
Or wander by Killeany woods.Turn then to where my youth was spend
Long beside my native home
Where Saxon rents and Saxon Laws
Compelled us here from there to roam
But if her sons united were,
There need not be an exile here
For grave should be the grabbers end.Written by: Kathleen Dillane
Glin, Co LimerickComposed by: The Late Timothy Costello
Killeany Cross, Glin

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Primrose in Clogough

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Primrose in Clogough by Mary

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The sun was sinking o’er the Westward (Madje)

The sun was sinking o’er the Westward (Madje)
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Dunnock on his patch… by Rambles along a bog road FB Page

Dunnock, also known as a Hedge Sparrow, on the patch this morning..

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Springtime at Glin Pier

Springtime at Glin Pier by Estelle

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Easter Saturday Vigil – Glin 2021 🌾

Photos from Glin church.

Music – Liam Lawton Sing Alleluia

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Little Robin… from Rambles along a bog road FB Page

I am that little robin
That sits upon a tree
I sing to you each morning
But you don’t know its me
I am that little robin
In your garden every day
I will never leave you
I will never fly away

[ ‘Little Robin’ by John F. Connor ]

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An Easter Sunset…

An Easter Sunset by Madje

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TLC6 in Killeaney Glin

TLC6

Margaret and Denis did a big clean up in Killaney and the surrounding area. Lots of bags of roadside litter collected. Well done to them. They do a litter pick regularly of their own area. It all helps to keep our town lands free of the scourge of fly tipping and litter louts.

dontbealitterlout #tidytowns21 #differentbutdoable #dontbeatosser

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TLC 6 GOOD FRIDAY – GLIN

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Glin Tidy Towns volunteers, Catherine and Marie out in Glin on Good Friday. Lots of litter on our road verges on road to TARBERT. Let’s all do our bit to keep our beautiful community clean.

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TLC6 AT GLIN PIER

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Gerard Geoghegan giving the changing shelters at Glin Pier a good hosing and clean down. Hopefully the shelters will be respected and used for the purpose they were intended for!
Thanks Gerard 👍🏊‍♀️🏊‍♂️🚣‍♀️🏄‍♂️

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TEAM LIMERICK CLEAN UP – GLIN

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Mairead Siobhan and Lisa (family unit) and their dog Bailey out on Good Friday doing their bit to clean up the roadsides of litter. Wouldn’t it be great if people brought home their wrappers, coffee cups and plastic bottles etc instead of flinging them out car/van/truck windows!!! Why is rubbish such a blight on our beautiful roadsides verges that are now coming into bloom 🌼🌾🌿🌺🌻. Great work ladies and what a beautiful blue sky!

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Palm Sunday

Palm can be collected from the front porch at Glin church.

Mass will be celebrated for Palm Sunday at 11 am in Glin church. Blessed Palm will be available at the porch of the church after mass.

To facilitate the collection of Trócaire Boxes, Lenten Stations, Weekly Envelopes, Sacristan Collection and Easter Dues, there will be a priest present in Glin Church on Sunday 28th March (Palm Sunday) after 11am Mass.
These are very difficult and trying times. Fr. Tim, Fr. Austin and Canon Tony would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued generosity, kindness and support. It is very much appreciated. We look forward to the days ahead when we can once again meet in church for ceremonies and some semblance of normality.

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Spring is in the air at the Glin Knights Walk…

Work continues on the Knights Walk! Walkers will see that new signage is presently being erected at the entrance and along the route. This is a work in progress and it is starting to take shape nicely. You will see direction signage as you arrive from both Church Street and the Dark Road. Each section of the route will have a unique plaque erected stating the name in English and Irish and also the elevation level of each area along the route. Mile buiochas to local gaelgeoir Aine Ni Riada who helped with the translation of the beautiful place names along the trail which includes Lissy Highe, Rook Hall Wood, Furry Hill Wood, The Racefield and the Beech Walk. Signage has also been erected to remind visitors of the Leave no Trace and the principles of outdoor ethics. The paths will be relaid with gravel when weather allows. We are looking forward to the exciting new project of a Pergola at the viewing platform. These works will start shortly. Attention has also been drawn to dog owners to keep their dogs on a lead and to please clean up after them. It is important to remember that the Knights Walk is located on the perimeter of a working farm. Stencil signs are also presently being laid (Limerick Co Co) on the streets and public spaces in the village. This is in an effort to inform the public of their obligation to clean up after their dogs. More stencils will be laid in the coming weeks. Beautiful Biodiversity Butterfly signage are also being erected in areas where butterflies are prevalent. It is both eye catching and informative and a great educational tool for young and old. The Glin Heritage Trails are a wonderful amenity, enjoyed by all. We are blessed to have these walks, especially during Covid lockdown, and we must treasure and look after them. Again thank you to everyone who supported the GoFundme, it is these generous contributions that allow all these kind of works to be completed. The fund is still open if you would like to contribute. All funds raised go towards the upkeep and new projects in our beautiful town of An Gleann.
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If winter comes can spring be far behind (Madje) #showcaseyourphoto

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#stpatricksday2021 #raisingtheflag ☘️🇮🇪☘️

Raising the flag 🇮🇪

Glin Development would like to wish everyone at home and abroad a very happy St Patrick’s Day ☘️🇮🇪

Members of Glin Development
Edward Conway, John Anthony Culhane, Chairperson and Eamon Sweeney.
#standingsidebyside ☘️💚☘️
The Corbry Tree 🌲 ☘️🇮🇪

Corbry tree by night against the backdrop of the park lighting… aerial photo courtesy of Cormac Hayes. ☘️💚

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St Patrick’s☘️Greening☘️Glin

AND THEY HAVE TURNED GREEN
☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️

Thanks to Colm Ryan of Glin Development for all his hard work!

The Corbry Tree turning Green ☘️☘️
Glin Castle turning Green ☘️☘️☘️

Glin Development and Glin Castle have been selected to take part in an initiative run by Limerick City and County Council to take part in a ‘greening’ initiative for St. Patricks Day.

The Corbry Tree will turn green on the days running up to,and including, St. Patrick’s Day!

‘St Patrick’s Festival 2021 will be marked virtually with an online programme celebrating Limerick’s ‘Edge andEmbrace’, highlighting our rich heritage, including music, food, architecture, history and celebrating our diaspora internationally.
While we cannot gather on the streets for the Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival this year, we are reimagining how to bring the essence of St Patrick’s Festival to life for people across the City and County.

With this in mind, Limerick Tourism, Culture and Arts Department are working in partnership with Failte Ireland to light up buildings across Limerick City and County from Saturday 13 th to Saturday 20 th March 2021 inclusive, to celebrate St Patrick’s Day’. (Limerick City & County Council Festival and Events).

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