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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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.

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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.

Why not Follow us to receive frequent updates?

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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Corpus Christi through the years

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Tennis Membership 1/2 price

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Couch to 5K – training July 3

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CH Fitness and Unislim are coming together to launch a couch to 5k training in Glin on Thursdays & Athea on Mondays starting the week of the 3rd of July.

 

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Tidy Towns Adjudicators on their way😱

Glin is looking great at the moment, thanks to all the hard work of our Community and the Tidy Towns Team. There’s no ‘I’ in Team!!👌. Thanks to everyone in the community who have put a lot of hard work in painting, power washing, street cleaning, gardening, litter collecting, planting, and everything in between!
The Tidy Towns inspectors will be with us soon for an unannounced look around. Can we all please be vigilant for litter, especially on our approach roads!! The litter/fly tipping is a continuous problem and if we are out for a walk and see litter, could we ask that you bring it to the nearest bin or home to a refuse bin. This will ensure that GLIN stays looking clean and pretty at all times for everyone to enjoy. THANKS

 

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Tidy Towns – new hanging baskets in The Square🌺🌷🌼🌹🌸🌺🌼🌻🌷🌺🌹🌸🌷

Beautiful hanging baskets installed Tuesday evening in the square. Thanks to Curraghchase Garden Centre for filling them with beautiful begonias and trailing plants. We added some more home made upcycled flower boxes to the fountain area and they look very well. All we need now is lots of sunshine🌞🌞🌞

 

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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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CORPUS CHRISTI procession Sunday 18th after 11am Mass.

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WEATHER PERMITTING!

Glin Parish Pastoral Council cordially invite you to tea in Cloverfiled Day Care Centre after the CORPUS CHRISTI Procession next Sunday 18th.  The procession will take place after 11am mass and will take in Church St, The Square, Lr. Main Street, N69 to Oisin Hall, Mary Street and up to Cloverfield Day Care Centre .  ALL WELCOME .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Glin Tidy Towns – the clean-up continues.

Another great clean up this morning. We did an overhaul of Main Road opposite park and Mary St got another kerb weeding and along by the bridge. Thanks to Helen Fitzgerald, Siobhan Moloney, Mary Sheahan and Marie Fitzgerald. Thanks to Estelle O’ Driscoll and Phil Giles who did mighty work on the N69 near the pier entrance clearing bramble and weed from the hedgerow. GREAT WORK LADS. Will post some ‘after’ photos later!IMG_1055

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CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION 18th JUNE.

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GLIN KNITTING GROUP.

Glin Knitting Group

Please join us on Wednesday from 2 to 3.30 pm at Cloverfield Day Care Centre.  ALL WELCOME

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Cloverfield flower display🌺🌺🌼🌼🌸🌸🌺🌺🌻🌻🌾🌾🌺

Lovely displays of flowers adorning Cloverfield, homes for the elderly.

 

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The Early Bumblebee 🐝

(TM) Our bumblebees are having an average year so far, but one in particular is having a great start to 2017: the Early Bumblebee (Bombus pratorum) with counts up by 350% across our monitoring scheme transects! What’s even more interesting is that this species may be trying to squeeze in a 2nd generation this year – something only typically observed in southern England or continental Europe. We’ve gotten numerous reports of males in past two weeks, but it’d be great to see if queens are on now on the wing too…as always, please submit your records (goo.gl/Igb6Ik) or even better, get involved with our monitoring scheme (goo.gl/qlLQx4)!  (Extract from ‘Monitoring Ireland’s insects.)

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GLIN CLEAN COASTS.

Great turnout on Saturday morning last for the GLIN CLEAN COASTS event. Thanks to all our volunteers who did great work clearing the shore either side of Glin. Lots of rubbish collected

including old buckets, bits of iron mongery, electric drill, shoes, rucksack, traffic cone, and the usual bottles and litter. Thanks to Estelle O’Driscoll, Louise Fitzgerald, Bridget Lacey, Jessie Walsh, Phil Giles, Marie Geoghegan, Mary Sheahan, John Anthony Culhane, Eoghan Ryan, RoseMary Daly, and Marie Fitzgerald . We spotted a washed up stingray on the shore aswell😱 Clean Coasts

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Table Quiz

Glin GAA will be holding a fundraising table quiz in Geoghegan’s Magpie Bar on Friday, June 9th. There will be spot prizes and a raffle on the night also. All are welcome!

New Arrivals

There have been a number of new arrivals for members of our intermediate team recently. Congratulations to Patrick and Ciara Fitzgerald on the recent birth of their son, Fionn; and best wishes also to Ger and Caroline Lyons on the recent birth of their son, Ruadh.

Hard Luck

Commiserations to the Pádraig Scanlon and Limerick footballers on their narrow one point defeat to Clare last Sunday in Cusack Park, Ennis. In an exciting finish, limerick could have snatch a draw at the death, but it wasn’t to be. They will now awaiting the outcome of the qualifier draw.

Best Wishes

Good luck to the Glin Rovers soccer team in the Desmond Cup final against Broadford this Friday evening.  Many of our club men are involved and it would be a great achievement to put two titles back to back!

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Lifeguards on duty June weekend

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Lifeguards are on duty and the flags  are up.

The following times are approximate…

Fri 2 June 10:30 – 5. High tide 13:30

Sat 3 June 11:30 – 6. High tide 14:30

Sun 4 June 12 – 7. High tide 15:30

Mon 5 June 1 – 8. High tide 16:30

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Vandalism at Old Glin Castle 😡

What would The Gallant Garrison think of some our idle youth today. Shocking pictures of the inside of Old Glin Castle that was vandalised with red spray paint yesterday. This is being investigated 😡

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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. Please shareGg

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GLIN TIDY TOWNS – cleaning, weeding, planting and painting getting underway!

Tidy Towns was feeling very blessed this morning, members of our Saturday Team included Fr. Tom Crawford and Sr. Mary Doody😇. Great work done, even though it was a windy wet morning. Thanks also to Bridget Lacy, Breda Henderson, Jessie Riordan, Phil Giles, John Anthony Culhane and Rosemary Daly and Marie Fitzgerald. Our painting team this morning was Gerard and Marie Geoghegan. John Anthony and Rosemarie tackled the meditative garden at the trail head on Church Street, the rest weeded the park walls and shrub beds, and the footpath on Hamiltons Terrace. A big shout out to Willie Wall who voluntarily gives of his time every day to keep our streets spotless. We are painting our plant containers/boxes for planting at present. The Library flower boxes are in place, thanks Mary Hogan, and they look great.
No clean up next Saturday due to our CLEAN COASTS initiative. Please come along if you have a spare half hour to walk the shores and litter pick. 11am sharp in the park. You must have a vis vest, and we have a supply for anyone who needs one. Many thanks.

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Glin Tidy Towns – Town Park – Saturday at 11am!

If you have a free hour on Sat morning at 11am, please come along to the Town Park, bring any gardening tools to hand. 🌺🌸🌼🌻Many hands make light work!

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Tennis 🎾 AGM 🎾 Fri 26/5/17

The Glin 🎾 Tennis 🎾 AGM 🎾 is on at 9pm this Friday 26/5/17 in Conways. All are welcome to attend.

‘Your serves are great. Ground strokes, superb. It’s your foot faults that are killing you.’

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New safety gate at Town Park 🚦

A big thanks to Bill Martin who installed the lovely self closing gate at the entrance to Glin Town Park. The gate was installed to protect young children, who had a tendency to run to the traffic lights situated outside the park on the busy N69. Nice one Bill👍

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Glin Tidy Towns – National Biodiversity Week.

Glin Tidy Towns supporting National Biodiversity Week 19 – 26 May 2017.

It is a sad fact that our bees and other pollinating insects are in trouble. The good news is we can help by making our gardens and our community a haven for hungry pollinators!
One third of our bee population are threatened with extinction from Ireland. We know this because we have drastically reduced the amount of food and areas where they can nest from our landscape which provides for them. We can all take positive steps (gardeners, businesses, farmers, schools. Local Authorities), to help protect our pollinators and the service they provide into the future. Protecting pollinators helps protect the general health of our environment.
Ireland has 98 species of bees, and most pollination of crops and wild plants is carried out by bees 🐝. We have also inadvertently introduced pests and disease which negatively impact their health, and we subject them to levels of pesticides that make it difficult for them to complete their life cycles.

Here are some recommendations that we can all do very simply, to make a start in becoming pollinator friendly:
• We need to provide food in the form of pollinator friendly flowers, shelter for nesting and safety from chemicals.
• Reduce the frequency of mowing lawns, and leave a strip or corner to let dandelions, clover and daisies grow. (Dandelions provide a VITAL source of spring food for pollinators).
• Have pollinator friendly plants growing in your garden from March to October.
• Buy pollinator friendly plants for your window boxes, baskets and tubs. Did you know that some traditional plants like geraniums, begonias, Busy Lizzie and petunias have no pollen and nectar and are of little value to pollinators! Always ask the garden centre to guide you when purchasing plants.
• Plant pollinator friendly bulbs to flower next Spring. Daffodils and tulips are not the best for pollinators. Add some snowdrop, allium, Crocus, grape hyacinth etc to the mix.
• Create nesting sites for solitary mining bees. Clear a patch of grass in a sunny corner spot in your garden back to bare earth. The bees will burrow into the soil.
• Buy or make a solitary bee hotel for your garden.
• Do not use herbicide on your lawn or green areas or verges around your house.
• Where possible dig your weeds manually instead of spraying.
• Protect hedgerows, dry stone walls, and earth banks.
• Do not spray edging or bases of trees.
This is just a very small synopsis of what we can do to help. Please refer to The National Biodiversity Ireland pollinator plan website for more information. This is a wonderful website and you can also register with the Pollinator Plan to record your progress in mapping, identifying and recording.
Glin Tidy Towns is actively supporting National Biodiversity in being aware and creating mindfulness in how we care for our environment, our flora and fauna and of course our wildlife. We will post regular updates of information going forward, all in the name of informing about, and protecting the future of our environment.

Photo1 : Area of roadside hard shoulder in Killaney Glin, which has been managed sympathetically to accommodate Biodiversity.


Photo 2. Area at Glin Pier dedicated to Biodiversity.



◦ Photo 3. Strip of ditch in Glin Town Park dedicated to Biodiversity.

Photo 4. Signs purchased by Glin Development & Tidy Towns to highlight assigned Biodiversity areas in Glin.

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Tidy Towns Saturday Morning Clean-Up in Town Park.

Thanks to our volunteers who turned up this morning. A great mornings work done in the park and surrounds. Volunteers welcome every Sat morning at 11am. BRING ANY GARDENING TOOLS. Vis Vests will be supplied if you don’t have one. Our volunteers this morning were, John Anthony and Teresa Culhane, Eamon Sweeney, Sr. Mary Doody, Siobhan Moloney, Brenda Enright, Helen Fitzgerald, Phil Giles (not in photo), Edward Leahy, Breda Henderson, Marie Fitzgerald. MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK. Thanks to all who turned up. Don’t forget to keep a check on the area where you live for litter, kerb weeds, etc and together we can keep GLIN looking FABULOUS!

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Glin Tidy Towns celebrating National Biodiversity week – May 19th – 28th.

Lovely job done on road verges in Killaney Glin. Road verge strimmed in a foot or two and plenty of flora and fauna left for wildlife. This is done in a very sympathetic manner and looks lovely. Not a sign of Roundup thank God!  Well done.

Look out for the ditch in the park and on the road to the pier which are being left au natural!  There is a diverse range of wild flora and fauna growing with abundance all around us and we must protect it.   A great pastime and education for children to take a closer look and identify the different species of plants and spot bees and butterflies who feed on the flora and fauna.  Look out for Ribworth Plantain, dandelion, lords and ladies, buttercup, cow parsley, groundsel, birds foot – Trefoil,  red clover, white clover, gorse, periwinkle, cornsalad, cuckoo flower, ferns and many many more.  Our hedgerows are alive with vibrancy and growth at this time.

 

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Glin Tidy Towns – new Biodiversity and No Litter signage.

A great mornings work! Thanks to Jim Lynch and Edward Leahy for putting our Biodiversity and No Litter signs into the ground around Glin. Keep an eye out for them. Thanks also to Niall Murphy for putting the signs onto the posts. We’ll done lads. Let’s hope notice is taken and that the signs will be ✊ respected. The signs are located at the park, the pier and on three approach roads.

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Glin Tidy Towns – weekly clean-up – Sat 11am – Town Park.

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!

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Dog Fouling Problem on the scenic path to Tarbert.

Tidy Towns has had reports of continuous dog fouling on the walking path on the scenic road to Tarbert. This walkway is listed on the Glin Heritage Trails and we would implore all walkers who use this scenic walkway with their canine friends, to PLEASE clean up after your dog. Bags are available free of charge from Peg at the Library. They are very cheap to buy and can be got at most pound stores. Dog poo is a health hazard and especially to children, not to mention the inconvenience of having to clean it off your shoes. Please have regard for others and for your dog by cleaning up after them. They poop, you scoop! Thank You!IMG_2219

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Clean Up Glin Park every Saturday at 11am. Please support.

Don’t rain on our parade! Great work done this morning in Town Park and a lot more to do! Every Saturday morning at 11am going forward. PLEASE SUPPORT. Thanks to those who showed up this morning namely John Anthony and Teresa Culhane,Geraldine O Donovan. (not in photo), Siobhan Moloney, Ben Mullane, Helen Fitzgerald, Bridget Lacey and Marie Fitzgerald. Give an hour, it makes a big difference.

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Parish Newsletter: 13th May 2017.

13th/14th May 2017: Fifth Sunday of Easter

Eucharistic Ministers for Next WeekVigil 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: John Healy Sunday 11.00 a.m.: John Prendergast

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Eufrocina Clemtente Sunday 11am: Nodlaig Adams

Altar Servers This Week: Saturday:  Breean Cunningham, David SheehanSunday: Maurice Fitzgerald, Tadhg Daly

Altar Servers Next Week: Saturday: Darragh, Saoirse & Fearghal Leahy Sunday: Danielle McKenna, Zuzia Palys

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

The Girls going to Ghana, (Roisin Horan and Laura Enright of Ballyguiltenane) are holding their rescheduled event this Sunday in Barrett’s Lounge after Mass!   As many of you know, Laura and Roisin are heading to Ghana at end of July for a month’s Volunteering in an Orphanage there. The fundraising is well underway, they need to raise a figure of E4.5k jointly, to cover their Travel and Accommodation costs, Insurance, Inoculations etc. so they would greatly appreciate any local support. Come along for some lovely treats, catch up with a cuppa while enjoying some Music, while at the same time supporting a good cause. All Welcome!

Well Done: to former St. Fergus NS pupil Nathan Wright who competed for Desmond College in the North Munster Schools Track and Field in Ennis and UL on Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th May. Nathan qualified through heats and a Semi-Final to reach the Junior 100m Final where he placed 5th. Nathan was knocked out in the 200m Semi Final by Dylan O’Shea another former St Fergus NS pupil and now a Desmond college pupil who then placed 5th in the Final. Nathan came 3rd in the Junior long jump so has qualified for Munster schools finals in CIT on 20th May.  A Ballyguiltenane NS past pupil Ben Sheehan now in 6th year wearing the Abbeyfeale Secondary School colours also came 3rd in the Intermediate Long Jump and has qualified for Munster Schools Finals.  Well done Nathan, Dylan and Ben.

Glin Community Games: Please note that the closing date for entries for the Track and Field Events in Mungret is Wednesday, May 17 at 9pm.   Please send your details to either Glin Community Games Facebook page or contact Marie McKenna.

CD: Local man and traditional singer Donie Lyons of Drumrisk is launching his new CD “The lovely fields of Blaine” on Sunday, May 14 at Barretts Bar at 3pm.  Please come along and support Donie – and he may even sing a song or two !!

Ceol Concert: End of year music class concert was cancelled on Friday, May 12 but is now rescheduled for this Friday, May 19 at 7.30 pm in Ceol Corbrai Hall, Glin.  All money made on the night will go towards extra tuition for all members going to this year’s Fleadh.  Please come along and support our upcoming musicians.

ALZHEIMERS TEA DAY: A bigh thanks to all who contributed to the Alzheimer’s Tea Day in in Ceol Corbraí on May 4th sponsored by Glin Comhaltas.  The amount raised was €515 which was been forwarded to the Alzheimer’s Society.

GLIN LIBRARY: Opening hours while Peg is away: Wednesdays from 10 to 2 pm and on Fridays from 10 to 1 and 2 to 5. Peg returns June 6

Clothes Recycling Collection: for both Primary Schools will be collected on the 9th June.  This is a fundraiser for the schools so please keep any unwanted clothing items for collection on this date.   Your support is greatly appreciated.

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

Meals-on-Wheels’ in Glin: 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 its very high costs and the inevitable disruptions incurred. With this in mind 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 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 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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