Willow Basketry Courses in Glin

9 November, Saturday

Willow Hen Basket 10:00-5:30

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


10 November

Sunday Willow Platter 1:30-5:00

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

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GB Rovers U12🏆Desmond League Winners

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

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Parish Newsletter: 19th/20th October 2019

Parish Newsletter – 19th/20thOctober 2019 – Mission Sunday: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time                                   

Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

Fr. Tom Crawford 068-26897/087-2218078

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

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

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

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

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

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

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

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: David Sheehan

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Eufrocina Clemente

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Eileen Mulvihill

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Nodlaig Adams

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

                                              Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell

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

                                               Sunday: Olivia Palys, Ava Hogan, Aoibhe McCarthy

Altar Servers Get Together: As a thank you to our Altar Servers, Fr. Crawford would like to take them out to Taste for a treat on Tuesday 29th October at 2.30 p.m.  Please confirm that you are available/not available to join Fr. Crawford by telephoning/texting Geraldine on 087-9218588. Thanking you.

Death: The death has occurred in London of Thomas O Connor formally of 9 Church Street, Glin.  Funeral Mass is on Saturday 26th October at 12 o clock.  May he rest in peace.

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

Eucharistic Adoration: Weekly Eucharistic Adoration every Friday from 10AM (after Mass) until 9PM. All are welcome to join on an ad-hoc basis. If you would like to be commit to the weekly hour, please contact Mary Hogan (087 2414733) or Tommie McNamara (086-0401789).  Please remember to sign the register or (√) tick where your name is when you arrive (the register is available at the bottom of the Church)

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

Glin Community Games: It is with deep regret to inform everyone that Glin Community Games will no longer continue. The AGM was held last week at Conway’s Hotel, unfortunately no new members came forward to volunteer.  This means that the club will no longer be affiliated with Limerick Community Games and therefore none of the local children will be able to enter any community game events.  Dave Fitzgerald outgoing chairman, will hold all relevant paperwork until such time as required. Dave has offered to train any persons wishing to take up the position in the future.  The club would like to sincerely thank Dave for his long serving commitment to Glin Community Games which stems back to the 90’s.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank all former members of the club for the time they gave year in and year out which lead to great success and many fond memories for the parish. 

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

Glin Going Strong Club: Takes place on Monday 21st October due to the bank holiday but will revert back to the last Monday of every month thereafter.  See you on Monday, October 21 at 2pm in Ceol Corbraí Hall.

Glin Tidy Towns:  got a ‘highly commended’ in the Champions Category at the Going for Gold Awards at the Strand Hotel on October 8.   Thanks to everyone who helps to keep Glin litter free. 

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

Mission Prayer:

Heavenly Father, when your only begotten Son Jesus Christ rose from the dead, He commissioned His followers to ‘go and make disciples of all nations’ and you remind us that through our Baptism we are made sharers in the mission of the Church. Empower us by the gifts of the Holy Spirit to be courageous and zealous in bearing witness to the Gospel, so that the mission entrusted to the Church, which is still very far from completion, may find new and efficacious expressions that bring life and light to the world. Help us make it possible for all peoples to experience the saving love and mercy of Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen

Reflection:

Mission Sunday is a day for us to reflect on the contribution we, as Irish people, have made to this mission in the past and how we live it today. Mission was understood as going abroad, to countries where the Church was not yet strong or to places where people suffered from poverty or conflict. This is indeed still necessary and valid today and we pray people will continue to give their lives to mission in this way.

Mission was also seen as the task primarily of priests and religious, with some few lay missionaries, and their work was very much supported by the generosity of the Irish people. Pope Francis today is encouraging all the baptised to more actively assume their responsibility as ‘missionary disciples’. Many Catholics in Ireland, especially among our youth, see little relevance of the faith in their lives. Hence, a challenge for all of us as Catholics is to take the time to seriously reflect on our faith experience, seek to become more knowledgeable about the Scriptures and some of the teachings of the Church, ask ourselves questions about it and seek to articulate it meaningfully to ourselves and others, and then base our action on our experience of the faith. Mission is essentially faith in action, and to this we as baptised are all called to be committed.

There are many ways in which people live mission today, both in Ireland and overseas. These include being involved in action to prevent trafficking, various kinds of social and community work with the poor and marginalised, reaching out to refugees and migrants and action to care for the earth. Some of those people who are engaged in these activities may not profess a formal Christian faith, but it is evident that their activities are inspired by Gospel values and they are promoting the reign of God.

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

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Personal🛎Monitoring📣Alarm

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

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GAA⚽️Teen Strength & Conditioning

There will be an information evening/meeting tonight Wednesday 16/10/19 at 8.30 in the Glin GAA clubhouse by Colm Hasett to inform parents of the ins and outs of the upcoming winter strength and conditioning class Glin GAA/Shannon Gaels are getting off the ground, we are asking kids from 13 to 18 to participate, basically we are trying to get our kids fitter and more injury free.

Hope to see ye all later.

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St Fergus Board of Management 22/10/19

Nominations sought for parents to stand as nominees on St Fergus Board of Management. All parents invited to attend.

Meeting 8pm 22/10/19 In school halla.

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Altar⛪Servers🇻🇦Get Together 29/10/19

Altar Servers Get Together: 

As a thank you to our Altar Servers, Fr. Crawford would like to take them out to Taste for a treat on Tuesday 29th October at 2.30 p.m.  Please confirm that you are available/not available to join Fr. Crawford by telephoning/texting Geraldine on 087-9218588. Thanking you.

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Glin🎻Comhaltas🎶AGM 14/10/19

Glin Comhaltas Branch: 

The AGM of Glin Comhaltas Branch will be held on Monday next the 14th October at 8.00 p.m. in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall.  Fáilte róimh cách. 

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Rosary on the Coast Oct 13th

The Rosary on the Coast for Faith, Life, and Love, will take place on Sunday, October 13. The venue has been changed to the **Parish Church in Glin, taking place at 3pm. October 13 is the anniversary of Our Lady’s final appearance at Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. During all the apparitions Our Lady continually requested the praying of the Rosary daily, to save mankind and the world. To confirm her requests God performed The Great Miracle of the Sun, which was witnessed by 70,000 —- 100,000 people within 20 —25 mls radius of Fatima

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Community🏃🏻‍♂️Games🏃‍♀️AGM 14/10/19

The Glin Community Games committee will hold their AGM on next Monday night Oct 14th at 9pm in Conways. All parents are invited to this very important meeting. As there are a number of committee members retiring this year, new people must now come forward otherwise the club will lapse and the children of our parish will loose opportunities to participate in the many and varied activities that the community games promote.

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Parish Newsletter: 12th/13th October 2019.

Parish Newsletter – 12th/13th October 2019 – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time.                                    

Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

Fr. Tom Crawford 068-26897/087-2218078

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

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

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

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

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Marie Shine, Alice Moore

Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Denis Flaherty, Fiona Moore

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: John Healy

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. John Prendergast

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: David Sheehan

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Eufrocina Clemente

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

                                              Sunday: Conor, Harry Fitzgerald & Colm MacNamara

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

                                               Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell

Altar Servers Get Together: As a thank you to our Altar Servers, Fr. Crawford would like to take them out to Taste for a treat on Tuesday 29th October at 2.30 p.m.  Please confirm that you are available/not available to join Fr. Crawford by telephoning/texting Geraldine on 087-9218588. Thanking you.

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

Glin Comhaltas Branch: The AGM of Glin Comhaltas Branch will be held on Monday next the 14th October at 8.00 p.m. in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall.  Fáilte róimh cách. 

Flu Vaccine Clinic: The HSEstrongly advise that all those at risk should get the flu vaccine.  If you are; aged 65 years or over, pregnant, suffer from diabetes, asthma, heart disease or any long term illness you should get the flu vaccine.  Patients only of Dr. Cassidy, Glin are invited to attend the clinic (no appointment necessary) on Tuesday, October 15 from 9.30am to 12.30pm.  

Church Gate Collection: The collection for the Irish Epilepsy at the weekend amounted to €541.00.  Thanks to all who contributed so generously and to the collectors who gave so willingly of their time.

Rosary on the Coast: The Rosary on the Coast for Faith, Life & Love will take place on Sunday 13th October 2019.  The venue has been changed to the Parish Church, taking place at 3.00 p.m.  The 13th October is the anniversary of Our Lady’s final appearance at Fatima, Portugal in 1917.  During all the apparitions Our Lady continually requested the praying of the Rosary daily, to save mankind and the world.  To confirm her requests God performed the Great Miracle of the Sun, which was witnessed by 70,000 – 100,000 people within 20-25 mile radius of Fatima. 

Glin Community Games committee will hold their AGM on next Monday night Oct 14th at 9pm in Conways. All parents are invited to this very important meeting. As there are a number of committee members retiring this year, new people must now come forward otherwise the club will lapse and the children of our parish will lose opportunities to participate in the many and varied activities that the community games promote. 

Clothing Collection: Many thanks to all those who supported the clothing collection for St. Fergus’ National School last Monday 7th October. Your support is greatly appreciated.

“Fashion & Diamonds”: Friday, October 25 at O’Regans Wine Bar, (Foynes Flying Boat Museum) will see a beautiful fashion show titled ‘Fashion & Diamonds’ take place. Tickets are €25 and includes fashion show, a choice of main courses and a glass of house wine. This is a ticket only event which are currently on sale now in O’ Regans Wine Bar, Foynes or Brides Boutique, Glin.  Pre booking is essential so please telephone 069 65416 or 068-34331.

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

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Christmas🤶at Glin🏰Castle

Come and enjoy a pre Christmas lunch or dinner with family, friends or work colleagues.

Fire lit, music and delicious locally produced & sourced food. Minimum 25pax lunch/dinner booking.
For more details please email enquiries@glin-castle.com

christmas | #lunch |#dinner |#work |#celebration |#castle |#logfire |#music |#special |#localfood |#bedrooms |#glin |#wildatlanticway |#ireland🍀

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Going for Gold🏅2019

Glin Tidy Towns got a ‘highly commended’ in the Champions Category tonight at the Going for Gold Awards at the Strand Hotel. Thanks to everyone who helps to keep Glin litter free. A monetary award will be winging its way to us. 💰💝

The aim of the Limerick Going for Gold campaign is to make Limerick a cleaner, brighter place to work, live and visit. Limerick Going for Gold Campaign continues to be supported and sponsored by the JP Mc Manus Charitable Foundation in 2019.

This grant and competition is open to local groups that carry out environmental work including Residents Associations, Action Groups, Tidy Towns Groups, Community Associations and other voluntary groups.

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Christmas🎄Wreath💮Making

Christmas Wreath Making afternoon with @irishgirlbrooklyn €60 pp 8th December 2-5pm to include mulled wine & nibbles. Contact claire@glin-Castle.com

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Tarbert Comprehensive 📅Dates for your Diary

Oct 10 first year Mass 7:30pm @ Tarbert Church.

Oct 15 Meeting of first year parents @ 7:15pm.

Oct 24 Open night.

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Youth Club Registration 8/10/19

Moyvane Youth Club, 2019/20 Registration night will take place in Marian Hall, Moyvane from 7.30pm til 8.30pm next Tuesday, 8th October. Membership forms, including parental consent section must be completed on joining. Annual membership fee is €20 or €30 for two or more from the same family. Places are limited.

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St Fergus Parents Council AGM

Parents Council AGM will be held in the school halla on Tues next the 8th Oct at 8.00pm. Please support. All welcome. Reminder of Clothing Collection Mon 7th.

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Parish Newsletter: 5th/6th October 2019.

Parish Newsletter – 5th/6th October 2019 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time.                                    

Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

Fr. Tom Crawford 068-26897/087-2218078

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

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

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

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

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

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

Sunday 11.00 a.m.: John Culhane, Grace Fitzgerald

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Teresa Culhane

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Annie Reidy

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: John Healy

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: John Prendergast

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

                                              Sunday: Sean Maharg, Síona & Breean Cunningham

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

                                               Sunday: Conor, Harry Fitzgerald & Colm MacNamara

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

Glin Comhaltas Branch: The AGM of Glin Comhaltas Branch will be held on Monday 14th October at 8.00 p.m. in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall.  Fáilte róimh cách. 

Promoting Emotional Wellbeing: You are invited to a public presentation by Dr. Colman Noctor, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist “Promoting Mental Health & Wellbeing in an Era of Technology” & Ms. Noelle Crehan, Nutritional Therapist “Mind Your Mood”, on Tuesday 8th October 7.3 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. at The Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West.  Doors open at 7.00 p.m., Admission free. No booking required.  Light refreshments served.  Contact Mary on 0857753095. 

Flu Vaccine Clinic: The HSEstrongly advise that all those at risk should get the flu vaccine.  If you are; aged 65 years or over, pregnant, suffer from diabetes, asthma, heart disease or any long term illness you should get the flu vaccine.  Patients only of Dr. Cassidy, Glin are invited to attend the clinic (no appointment necessary) on Tuesday, October 15 from 9.30am to 12.30pm.  

Glin Defibrillator Coffee Morning: Thanks to everyone who supported so generously to our Coffee Morning Sunday last in Conways Bar.  It was a great success and thanks to all our volunteers for helping out, baking and donating wonderful raffle prizes.  The funds raised will go towards the upkeep of our 11 Defibrillators, which includes batteries and pads. 

Thank you: to everyone who contributed to the weekends Church Gate Collection for Tidy Towns on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22, September. The funds collected will go towards planting, paint, flowers, and general hardware.  Thank you all. 

Glin Tidy Towns: We are delighted with the judges’ report on Glin for the 2019 SuperValu Tidy Towns competition.  We were awarded six extra points this year!  Huge thanks to everyone who contributes.  Full report on Tidy Towns Website: www.tidytowns.ie

GB Rovers: Congratulations to the GB Rovers FC U.12 team who won the U.12 Division 2 title with a game to spare on Saturday last. They have had a great season, except for the first game where they were rusty; they have won every game. They have played an excellent style of soccer and great credit goes to the managers; John MacNamara and Fergal Fitzgerald. Only five of the 13-man squad are on the age, the rest being U.12 again next year. Well done all.

Glin ICA: meeting on Friday 11th October at 7.30 p.m. in Cloverfield Day Care Centre.

Glin ICA: Weekly Whist Drives begin on Tuesday 1st October at 8.30 p.m. in Cloverfield Day Care Centre.  All welcome.

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

Rosary on the Coast: The Rosary on the Coast for Faith, Life & Love will take place on Sunday 13th October 2019.  The venue has been changed to the Parish Church, taking place at 3.00 p.m.  The 13th October is the anniversary of Our Lady’s final appearance at Fatima, Portugal in 1917.  During all the apparitions Our Lady continually requested the praying of the Rosary daily, to save mankind and the world.  To confirm her requests God performed the Great Miracle of the Sun, which was witnessed by 70,000 – 100,000 people within 20-25 mile radius of Fatima. 

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: €3 per family and refreshments provided for both young and old! Every Friday morning from 10am to noon in Ceol Corbraí Hall.  There is a WhatsApp group now established for the group.  If you would like to be added to this group please private message the Glin Baby & Toddler Facebook page with your number.

Clothing Collection: for St. Fergus’ National School takes place on Monday next the 7th October. Thank you to all who have brought bags of clothes to the school already. Your support is greatly appreciated.

“Fashion & Diamonds”: Friday, October 25 at O’Regans Wine Bar, (Foynes Flying Boat Museum) will see a beautiful fashion show titled ‘Fashion & Diamonds’ take place. Tickets are €25 and includes fashion show, a choice of main courses and a glass of house wine. This is a ticket only event which are currently on sale now in O’ Regans Wine Bar, Foynes or Brides Boutique, Glin.  Pre booking is essential so please telephone 069 65416 or 068-34331.

Abha Bhan Parish Park: Santa Claus is coming to Abha Bhán Parish Park, Loughill on Sunday, December 8 at 4.30pm.  Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

Glin Estuary Charity Swim: All funds raised this year in the Estuary Swim go towards the Neonatal unit in U H L and a local Arts Project. It would be appreciated if all outstanding sponsorship was handed in as presentations need to be organised. A huge thanks to all who support this event every year.

Glin GAA:  During the rain, wind and occasional blast of sunshine which dominated the August Bank Holiday Weekend, Glin G.A.A. members and management and the Board of Management, Parents Council and Staff of St. Fergus National School, stood together to raise funds for the new school set down/parking area. Following A Bucket Collection, €4,000 was presented to St. Fergus’ National School, last week to help cover the cost of their hugely successful parking area on school grounds. A wonderful result from a parish working together. A huge thank you to all involved.

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

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Flu👩‍⚕️vaccine💉Oct 15th 2019

Patients only of Dr. Cassidy, Glin are invited to attend the clinic (no appointment necessary) on Tuesday, October 15 from 9.30am to 12.30pm.  

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Clothing Collection

St. Fergus’ National School is holding a clothing collection on Monday 7th October.  Please drop bags of old clothing to the school that morning. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Tree🌳Day🍁2019

Tetra Pak Tree Day 2019 takes place on Thursday, 3rd October this year.

The theme for this year’s campaign is Be Planet Positive! and it’s all about focussing on the things we can do in our everyday lives to help nature and our environment.

The top tip this year is to plant more trees! Trees absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen and help reduce the risk of climate change. They also provide shelter and food for birds, animals and insects.

The Knights Walk has a variety of native and non-native trees and some are identified showing their name in irish, english and ogham.

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Ceol🎶an🎻Gheimhridh Nov 10th

The County Finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh will take on Sunday, November 10th in Glin and will be hosted by CCÉ, An Gleann. 

These competitions are strictly confined to Comhaltas members only with a maximum of three entries from a given branch in each competition – wind, reed, string, duets, quartets, céilí bands, singing (in Irish and English), storytelling (in Irish and English), recitation, figure dancing and set dancing. 

Please note the change of age categories as per last year’s competitions – under 11 and 11-14. Age of all competitors for this year’s Ceol an Gheimhridh is reckoned at January 1st, 2019. 

All branch secretaries should have received the relevant information and entry forms. All entries must to be given to your local branch secretary who will in turn forward them on to Rúnaí Chontae, Ultan Ó Maolcatha. 

Closing date for entries is Friday, October 25th.

ELIGIBILITY NOTE: Competitors are Confined to registered members of one Branch – Competitors are not eligible to compete at County Level unless they are a fully paid of member for the new Comhaltas year 2019/2020 and that their branch is registered with the County Board for 2019/2020 at the time of submitting entries. Competitors may be members of ONE Branch only at the time and may compete with one Branch only in Ceol an Ghemhridh. Competitors may only compete ONCE in any competition.

Music : Solo/Duet/Quartette : 2 pieces as listed in Clár na gComórtas.

For Duets & Quartettes the instrument must be listed on the entry form.

Céilí Bands: Two contrasting tunes as in Under 15 Céilí Band competition per Clár na gComórtas.

(Minimum Six, Maximum Ten Performers) The number of musicians playing in the Band at the qualifying round, shown on the Co. Results form, may not be increased for the Munster Finals.

Singing/Amhránaíocht: Amhránaíocht ar an sean nós and Traditional songs in English 2 songs one fast and one slow in each competition. (note, a song from the competitor’s own county may earn a bonus of 5 marks at the adjudicator’s discretion. – no list required)

Scéalaíocht & Storytelling: Minimum of 4 minutes and a maximum of 8 minutes.

Dán a Aithriseoireacht /Recitation of a Poem (In Irish or English or Bi-lingual) Poem to be Irish in character or in the Irish language. Maximum – 5 minutes.

Set Dancing : Traditional Set: Mixed Teams (4 boys & 4 Girls) & All Girls Team: 2 parts of any Munster set (Munster Sets ONLY allowed). New competition Munster POLKA /JIG SETS Mixed U 14 Set held last year continues again this year (min of 2 boys, max of 4).

The two parts will be chosen from a choice of Jig/Slide/Polka from the same Munster set. Names of all sets being danced to be shown on entry form to County

Rince Céilí : 8 Hand Céilí Dance (15) 4 Hand Céilí Dance

Céilí Dancing Teams: may comprise of any combination: Any number of boys up to a maximum of 4 in 8 Hand Dance and the remainder made up of girls. (This is different to Fleadh Cheoil Competition) 

Competitors should note that the objective of the competition is to provide a platform and an outlet for ordinary branch members involved in Céilí and Set dancing. The emphasis should be on the traditional approach to dancing in costume and footwear.

Céilí dancing: Body, one figure, & Body of Céilí Dance (as per Ár Rincí Chéilí 2014) – Pléaracha na Bandan/Humours of Bandon : Dancers to perform Body, first figure in full (1st couple, body, 2nd couple) and Body. Aoibhneas na Bealtaine/Sweets of May: Dancers to perform: Circle, Body, next figure, i.e. Lead around, Body.

Names of all Céilí Dances being danced to be shown on entry form to County

Full competition rules can be found on the Munster Comhaltas Website

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Tidy Towns 2019 Result

Delighted with judges report on Glin for the 2019 SuperValu Tidy Towns competition. We are awarded six extra points this year. Huge thanks to everyone who contributes.

Full report can be read at https://tidytowns.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/u_reports/2019/limerick/2019-County-Limerick-Glin-455.pdf

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Going Strong🎶

Going Strong Club will be starting again on Monday 30th September at 2pm in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall.  All are welcome to some good music, a laugh or two and a game of bingo.

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GB⚽️Rovers U12 Division🏆Winners

Congratulations to the GB Rovers FC U.12 team who won the U.12 Division 2 title with a game to spare yesterday. They have had a great season. Except for the first game where they were rusty, they have won every game. They have played an excellent style of football and great credit goes to the managers, John MacNamara and Fergal Fitzgerald. Only five of the 13-man squad are on the age, the rest being U.12 again next year.

Congratulations to all in involved and we look forward to celebrating after our final match.

Back Row (l to r)
John MacNamara, Gaven Thompson, Darragh Mullane, Mark Hannigan, Sean Moharg, Kealon Lonergan, Jack Adams, Harry Fitzgerald, Fergal Fitzgerald.

Front Row
Rory McEnry, Graham McDonagh, Pa Dillon, Fionn MacNamara, Lee Mulvihill, Donnadh Daly

Lee & Donnadh: 3 times U12 League winners; 2017/18, 2018 and 2019
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Fashion👗Show👠Oct💎25th

SAVE THE DATE…
Friday 25th Oct @Oregans wine Bar Foynes.
Delighted to be showcasing our winter collection 2019 at this upcoming
Fashion & Diamonds

Fashion show
with Footprints shoe BOUTIQUE Listowel
And Desert Diamonds Limeric
Tickets are €25 and includes fashion show a choice of mains and a glass of house wine.
Ticket only event on sale now @ Bride’s Boutique
Or from O’Regans wine bar Foynes
069 65416.

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Parish Newsletter: 28th/29th September 2019.

Parish Newsletter – 28th/29th September 2019 – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time.                                    

Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

Fr. Tom Crawford 068-26897/087-2218078

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

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

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

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

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Michael O Connor, Mary Hogan

Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Sean Flanagan, Alice O Shaughnessy

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Nicola Cunningham

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Saoirse Culhane

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Annie Reidy

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Teresa Culhane

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

                                              Sunday: Olivia Palys, Ava Hogan, Aoibhe McCarthy

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

                                               Sunday: Sean Maharg, Síona & Breean Cunningham

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

Mission Appeal: Fr. Gerard Doyle, Mill Hill Fathers will address the congregation at Masses this weekend.

Glin Defibrillator Coffee Morning: Takes place after mass on this Sunday, September 29 from 11.30am.  All monies raised will go towards the upkeep of the 10 defibrillators located within our community.  Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you. 

Flu Vaccine Clinic: The HSEstrongly advise that all those at risk should get the flu vaccine.  If you are; aged 65 years or over, pregnant, suffer from diabetes, asthma, heart disease or any long term illness you should get the flu vaccine.  Patients only of Dr. Cassidy, Glin are invited to attend the clinic (no appointment necessary) on Tuesday, October 15 from 9.30am to 12.30pm.  

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: €3 per family and refreshments provided for both young and old! Every Friday morning from 10am to noon in Ceol Corbraí Hall.  There is a WhatsApp group now established for the group.  If you would like to be added to this group please private message the Glin Baby & Toddler Facebook page with your number.

Gerald Griffins Lip-sync: Rehearsals for the much anticipated Gerald Griffins Lip-sync fundraiser took place on Saturday, September 21. There was blood, sweat and tears after the first rehearsal as well as many aches and pains the following day, but all the hard work from the 11 groups that have signed up will ensure that it’ll all be worth it as they promise a night full of craic and laughter.  The ladies and gents are gearing up for a night of mighty craic, song and dance on Saturday, November 9 at The Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine. Doors open at 7pm with the show starting at 8pm.  Tickets €20.

Found: Door key was found in Glin Church Carpark last Saturday night.  It was handed into the Sacristy.

Clothing Collection: St. Fergus’ National School is holding a clothing collection on Monday 7th October.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Save the Date: Friday, October 25 at O’Regans Wine Bar, (Foynes Flying Boat Museum) will see a beautiful fashion show titled ‘Fashion & Diamonds’ take place. Tickets are €25 and includes fashion show, a choice of main courses and a glass of house wine. This is a ticket only event which are currently on sale now in O’ Regans Wine Bar, Foynes or Brides Boutique, Glin.  Pre booking is essential so please telephone 069 65416 or 068-34331.

Abha Bhan Parish Park: Santa Claus is coming to Abha Bhán Parish Park, Loughill on Sunday, December 8 at 4.30pm.  Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

Message from Fr. Crawford:

During the summer I celebrated my Golden Jubilee as a priest in the Diocese of Limerick.  I spent two days with my class mates in Maynooth in early June.  There we exchanged stories of our experience over the seven years of formation in college and fifty years as priests in various Dioceses of the country.  We were joined by a good number who started with us in September 1962 but left at different times to pursue a different vocation and were not ordained.  We were delighted to hear their interesting stories and meet some of their wives.

Then a week later I jointed my family for a large gathering of extended family – all 56 of us – and we had a great party.  A week later there was a Parish celebration organised by the Glin Pastoral Council.  This was a wonderful celebration for me and many of my family who were invited and attended.  We were amazed at the large congregation and level of detail in the liturgy of the Mass and also the wonderful food and entertainment we shared at Ceol Corbraí until last evening.  On behalf of the Crawford Clan I thank you.  We do appreciate your kindness.

I wish to thank you all for your good wishes, your cards of congratulations, your generous gifts and Prayers.  It was a wonderful Parish event and a Day to Remember and cherish for life.  A Big Thank You to all.

Then in July when I quietly reflected on my age I wrote to Bishop Brendan offering my resignation as Parish Priest of Glin Parish.  All Parish Priests (and Bishops too) are requested to offer their resignation at the age of 75 (Canon Law no. 538).  Then I waited for his reply.  In the meantime I discussed with him my options and plans for the future.  I conveyed my willingness to continue to minister and help out where needed.  I was not ready however to leave the Parish and people of Glin where I have enjoyed your hospitality, friendship and support since I was appointed in August 2005.

In due course Bishop Brendan replied accepting my formal offer to resign but he asked me to continue for the time being and in view of our conversations he proposed that I continue as Co-PP in the Pastoral Unit for the year ahead.

So the position is clarified.  I will continue to work with your and for you in the year ahead until next summer when he will review the team in this Pastoral Unit of Parishes, i.e. Glin, Loughill/Ballyhahill, Shanagolden/Foynes/Roberstown and Coolcappa/Kilcolman.  Míle Buíochas. T. Crawford.

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

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St Fergus➕Mass Sept 27th

Start of year Mass in Halla Friday 27th Sept at 1.15pm. All welcome.

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Confirmation🕊May 13th 2020

The Diocese of Limerick has released 2020 Confirmation dates. Glin is Wed 13th May @ 10:30am.

Details at http://www.limerickdiocese.org

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Last⚽️Man💰Standing – week 2

Selections for the Glin Rovers Last Man Standing, Week 2, are in. It looks like people believe lightning won’t strike twice as 114 punters (from the 191 remaining) have gone for Man City to beat Watford. After last week’s slip up, Man City will surely come out with all guns blazing this week, right?

Arsenal (33) and Everton (34) have a few riding on them as well.

Check out the selections at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sHr7IQ0sHGJOPz3sK9GvG8i76kP067n4

Best of luck all

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Fr Crawford

During the summer I celebrated my Golden Jubilee as a priest in the Diocese of Limerick.  I spent two days with my class mates in Maynooth in early June.  There we exchanged stories of our experience over the seven years of formation in college and fifty years as priests in various Dioceses of the country.  We were joined by a good number who started with us in September 1962 but left at different times to pursue a different vocation and were not ordained.  We were delighted to hear their interesting stories and meet some of their wives.

Then a week later I jointed my family for a large gathering of extended family – all 56 of us – and we had a great party.  A week later there was a Parish celebration organised by the Glin Pastoral Council.  This was a wonderful celebration for me and many of my family who were invited and attended.  We were amazed at the large congregation and level of detail in the liturgy of the Mass and also the wonderful food and entertainment we shared at Ceol Corbrai until last evening.  On behalf of the Crawford Clan I thank you.  We do appreciate your kindness.

I wish to thank you all for your good wishes, your cards of congratulations, your generous gifts and Prayers.  It was a wonderful Parish event and a Day to Remember and cherish for life.  A Big Thank You to all.

Then in July when I quietly reflected on my age I wrote to Bishop Brendan offering my resignation as Parish Priest of Glin Parish.  All Parish Priests (and Bishops too) are requested to offer their resignation at the age of 75 (Canon Law no. 538).  Then I waited for his reply.  In the meatime I discussed with him my options and plans for the future.  I conveyed my willingness to continue to minister and help out where needed.  I was not ready however to leave the Parish and people of Glin where I have enjoyed your hospitality, friendship and support since I was appointed in August 2005.

In due course Bishop Brendan replied accepting my formal offer to resign but he asked me to continue for the time being and in view of our conversations he proposed that I continue as Co-PP in the Pastoral Unit for the year ahead.

So the position is clarified.  I will continue to work with you and for you in the year ahead until next summer when he will review the team in this Pastoral Unit of Parishes, i.e. Glin, Loughill/Ballyhahill, Shanagolden/Foynes/Roberstown and Coolcappa/Kilcolman.  Míle Buíochas. T. Crawford.

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Parish Newsletter: 21st/22nd September 2019

Parish Newsletter – 21st/22nd September 2019 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time.                                    

Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

Fr. Tom Crawford 068-26897/087-2218078

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

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

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

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

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

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

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

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Desiree Dore

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Mary Culhane

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Nicola Cunningham

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Saoirse Culhane

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

                                              Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell

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

                                               Sunday: Olivia Palys, Ava Hogan, Aoibhe McCarthy

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

Message from Fr. Crawford:

During the summer I celebrated my Golden Jubilee as a priest in the Diocese of Limerick.  I spent two days with my class mates in Maynooth in early June.  There we exchanged stories of our experience over the seven years of formation in college and fifty years as priests in various Dioceses of the country.  We were joined by a good number who started with us in September 1962 but left at different times to pursue a different vocation and were not ordained.  We were delighted to hear their interesting stories and meet some of their wives.

Then a week later I jointed my family for a large gathering of extended family – all 56 of us – and we had a great party.  A week later there was a Parish celebration organised by the Glin Pastoral Council.  This was a wonderful celebration for me and many of my family who were invited and attended.  We were amazed at the large congregation and level of detail in the liturgy of the Mass and also the wonderful food and entertainment we shared at Ceol Corbrai until last evening.  On behalf of the Crawford Clan I thank you.  We do appreciate your kindness.

I wish to thank you all for your good wishes, your cards of congratulations, your generous gifts and Prayers.  It was a wonderful Parish event and a Day to Remember and cherish for life.  A Big Thank You to all.

Then in July when I quietly reflected on my age I wrote to Bishop Brendan offering my resignation as Parish Priest of Glin Parish.  All Parish Priests (and Bishops too) are requested to offer their resignation at the age of 75 (Canon Law no. 538).  Then I waited for his reply.  In the meatime I discussed with him my options and plans for the future.  I conveyed my willingness to continue to minister and help out where needed.  I was not ready however to leave the Parish and people of Glin where I have enjoyed your hospitality, friendship and support since I was appointed in August 2005.

In due course Bishop Brendan replied accepting my formal offer to resign but he asked me to continue for the time being and in view of our conversations he proposed that I continue as Co-PP in the Pastoral Unit for the year ahead.

So the position is clarified.  I will continue to work with your and for you in the year ahead until next summer when he will review the team in this Pastoral Unit of Parishes, i.e. Glin, Loughill/Ballyhahill, Shanagolden/Foynes/Roberstown and Coolcappa/Kilcolman.  Míle Buíochas. T. Crawford.

For one night only Lip Sync Group: are holding a fun 5 & 10 k run/walk & kiddies disco on Sunday 29th September at 11.30 a.m. sharp.  Fee: €10 per adult, €5 per child, €15 per family.  Admission to disco €5 and free for kids who complete the run/walk. Disco from 12.30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. Registration at Ballyhahill Parish Hall from 10.30 a.m .  All support greatly appreciated. 

Going Strong Club: will be starting again on Monday 30th September at 2.00 p.m. in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall.  All are welcome to some good music, a laugh or two and a game of bingo.

Enjoying Mindfulness: 8 evenings in Glin, Thursday 26th September to 21st November with Ali Burnard.  Meditation Facilitator & Gestalt Psychotherapist.  Please book to secure your place on 087-6452227.

Yoga for All with Monika: Started in Cloverfield Day care Centre last Monday 16th at 7pm. Classes are suitable for beginners.  Six weeks programme €60 paid in advance.  Booking essential. Contact Monika 0868851913.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: has now started back.  New faces very welcome.  Its always difficult to walk into a new environment but please know we are a friendly bunch and would be delighted to welcome you and your little one into the group.  €3 per family and refreshments provided for both young and old! Every Friday morning from 10am to noon in Ceol Corbraí Hall.  Hope to see you there!

Congratulations: to all the U14 Shannon Gaels team who on Sunday last Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale won the Division 3 Shield Co. Final against Ballinacurra Gaels. Final Result 3.14 to 3.4   Well done to trainers Pádraig Hogan and Brian Cunningham 

Glin Gym: CH Health & Fitness are delighted to announce that for the month of September every Saturday they will be running a charity class to get you guys ready for Athea Runs Faster in Stripes – Fundraiser in aid of Ronald McDonald House Fun run & 5km with all proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House. A charity close to many hearts in our local area. Venue Athea, Time 10am, Cost per class – donation only. 

Farmers Market:  Please give a visit on Fridays to the market in Glin square. There is a selection of freshly baked cakes, scones and soda bread, home grown vegetables, lettuces to plant out and lovely flowery potatoes as well as bouquets of flowers fresh from the garden. You can also buy flowers to set in the garden or to put in pots. There are also eggs fresh from the farm and recent medical reports have said that eggs are the best food we can eat!  Later in the afternoon there is a vegetable stall and our famous Mickey the fish man has a wonderful variety of fresh fish and his wonderful smoked salmon is the real thing! We all know it is so important to shop local in order to keep our lovely village vibrant and alive and the market adds a bit of colour and variety to the square each Friday.  

Books for sale: at Paddy Hogan’s shop. €2 each or 3 books for €5 and children’s books €1.  All proceeds in aid of Glin Men’s Shed.  Great value. 

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

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Extension To Children’s Playground

Fun days ahead for our younger folk!

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Promoting Emotional Wellbeing

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Coffee☕Morning🥧Sept 29th💓

Glin Defibrillator Group coffee morning Sun 29th September 2019 at Conways after Mass, 11:30am.

All welcome. Please support.

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IGS Annual Knight of Glin lecture

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GAA⚽️U14 County🥇Champions

Congratulations to the U14 Shannon Gaels team who on Sunday 15th September in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale won the Division 3 Shield Co. Final against Ballinacurra Gaels. Final Result 3.14 to 3.4.

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Peg’s Poem – An Cailín Bán 👩

The Cailin Bán – September 2019
In memory of Ellen Hanley who was murdered in 1819

It started with a rumour
That John Anthony had a dream
To bring the Cailin Bán to life
Down by the Shannon stream.
And to make it even grander
And ensure it was the best
He had the inspiration
To include Dominic West.

And so the rumour blossomed
And soon grew big and strong
When Vicar Joe and Eleanor
Brought a script along.
The next task was not so easy
To find people for each role
But they trusted in the talent found
From Loughill to Listowel.

And so the summer bore some fruit
As each one learned their part
And delivered lines with passion
Getting serious from the start.
Meanwhile some eager ladies
Were making strides backstage
Sourcing props and costumes
Not expecting any wage.

So when September came around
And the opening night in sight
Many people had bought tickets
So as not to miss this night.
And they were not disappointed
As this outstanding crew
Through singing, dancing, acting
Made John A’s dream came true.

Credit due to all the locals
And Glin Development committee
For making this a memorable event
Which will go down in history.
We look forward to the time when
Tourist will flock to see
The Knight of Glin Interpretative Centre
At the back of the Library.

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GAA U12⚽️County Final

Glin GAA U12s conclude their underage season this Friday 20th September in the Group 3 County Final v Blackrock in UL North Campus astro pitch at 7pm. Best of luck lads!

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Last⚽️Man💰Standing – check🔍your📝selection

We have had another great uptake on the eleventh edition of the Glin Rovers Last Man Standing. Glin Rovers are doing something right as more than 270 punters have joined again for the competition!!!

A big thanks to all the punters and a huge thanks to all the sellers, they put in great work to ensure this thing keeps running as successfully as it does.

This week all the big money is on Liverpool. 136 punters are hoping that they can continue their recent form. 46 are on Man City and 43 are on Spurs. The rest are scattered among the more ‘interesting’ selections.

Please check out this week’s selections at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-YyhYrcK8cUAc_PSXqDt3P2SxJSGNqZ4 The first week is always a bit hectic getting selections in and, though we try our best, sometimes mistakes can be made. Check out your selection and make sure it’s the one you gave.

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Parish Newsletter: 14th/15th September 2019.

Parish Newsletter – 14th/15th September 2019 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time.                                    

Church of the Immaculate Conception,

Glin, Co. Limerick.

Fr. Tom Crawford 068-26897/087-2218078

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

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

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

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

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Marie Shine, Alice Moore

Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Denis Flaherty, Fiona Moore

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Paul Curley

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Eva O Connor

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Desiree Dore

                           Sunday 11.00 am Mass: Mary Culhane

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

                                              Sunday: Colm MacNamara, Conor & Harry Fitzgerald

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

                                               Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell

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

Cailín Bán: Glin Development, the Abha Bhán and Glin Players and all the production team of the Cailín Bán play would like to extend their sincere thanks to everyone who came and supported this event. It was a resounding success, and one that will be remembered for years to come! All proceeds from the play go to the proposed Knight of Glin Interpretive and Tourist Centre, a facility that will promote tourism in the region.  A special word of thanks to the FitzGerald, West, Flanagan and Ryan Families of Glin Castle who so generously accommodated Glin Development Association in hosting the production.  Also our thanks to the Men’s Shed for their help over the two nights of the play. 

Glin Playground:  Glin Development are delighted that work has begun this week on the extension to Glin Playground.  Two extra pieces of equipment, a wheelchair friendly carousel and a castle style multi-purpose play piece will complement the existing equipment which has been there for over 10 years.  We thank West Limerick Resources for their very generous grant towards the playground extension.  However a large amount of matching funding came from Glin Development Association and we would like to thank all those who have supported the many fundraising events that we had over the last few years.

Glin Tri: Thank you to everyone who participated in, supported, volunteered or helped in any way in Saturdays extremely successful Triathlon. The conditions were ideal with calm waters and sunny skies. We hope to see you all again next year for another great event. 

Enjoying Mindfulness: 8 evenings in Glin, Thursday 26th September to 21st November with Ali Burnard.  Meditation Facilitator & Gestalt Psychotherapist.  Please book to secure your place on 087-6452227.

Yoga for All with Monika: Starting in Cloverfield Day care Centre Monday 16th at 7pm (enrolment from 6:45pm). Classes are suitable for beginners.  Six weeks programme €60 paid in advance.

Booking essential. Contact Monika 0868851913.

Last Man Standing: Last Man Standing kicks off on weekend of September, 14. €10 to Enter. €500 for the winning person. More info to follow. 

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: has now started back.  New faces very welcome.  Its always difficult to walk into a new environment but please know we are a friendly bunch and would be delighted to welcome you and your little one into the group.  €3 per family and refreshments provided for both young and old! Every Friday morning from 10am to noon in Ceol Corbraí Hall.  Hope to see you there!

Cailín Bán:  Free Historical Presentation: A huge thanks to Tom Donovan, Glins own local historian who gave a wonderful in-depth talk on the Cailín Bán at Cloverfield Day Care Centre on Friday, September 6.  Tom is a wealth of knowledge and a wonderful speaker. 

Glin Gym: CH Health & Fitness are delighted to announce that for the month of September every Saturday they will be running a charity class to get you guys ready for Athea Runs Faster in Stripes – Fundraiser in aid of Ronald McDonald House Fun run & 5km with all proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House. A charity close to many hearts in our local area. Venue Athea, Time 10am, Cost per class – donation only. 

Farmers Market:  Please give a visit on Fridays to the market in Glin square. There is a selection of freshly baked cakes, scones and soda bread, home grown vegetables, lettuces to plant out and lovely flowery potatoes as well as bouquets of flowers fresh from the garden. You can also buy flowers to set in the garden or to put in pots. There are also eggs fresh from the farm and recent medical reports have said that eggs are the best food we can eat!  Later in the afternoon there is a vegetable stall and our famous Mickey the fish man has a wonderful variety of fresh fish and his wonderful smoked salmon is the real thing! We all know it is so important to shop local in order to keep our lovely village vibrant and alive and the market adds a bit of colour and variety to the square each Friday.  

Books for sale: at Paddy Hogan’s shop. €2 each or 3 books for €5 and children’s books €1.  All proceeds in aid of Glin Men’s Shed.  Great value. 

Computer Classes:  Age Action will be hosting free computer classes for over 55’s in the Dooradoyle Library from September 2019 to June 2020.  You might have a relative or friend that may interested.  Contact 091 527831 

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

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Glin Castle🏰Yacht⛵Race⚓2019

GLIN CASTLE RACE: this Saturday 14th September. Brief and Entry Afloat at Glin Pier 10:30-11:30. FG 12:00. Start at Glin Pier. Finish off Glin Pier circa 16:00. LW 12:49 HW 10:05. Classes IRC/Echo & White Sails (open to all yachts) Results & Prizegiving at Glin Castle 16:00-18:00. Finger Food & Wine. Fee €30. ⛵️⛵️

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Glin⚽️Rovers Last💶Man💰Standing – deadline approaching⏳

Entries must be received before Sat 14th Sept 2019!

Glin Rovers are running their Last Man Standing competition for the eleventh time. This is a fun competition which raises valuable funds for the Glin Rovers club. To play, you must select one team from the week’s English Premiership soccer fixtures. If your team wins, you go through to the next week. If your team draws or loses you’re out. One thing, you can’t pick the same team twice. Sounds simple right?

The prize for the Last Man Standing is €500 and the entry fee is €10. If you are interested, contact anyone involved with the Glin Rovers club and they should point you in the right direction. Otherwise, email GLinRoversLMS@gmail.com.

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Thank🎭you🎪

Glin Development, the Abha Bhán and Glin Players and all the production team of the Cailín Bán play would like to extend their sincere thanks to everyone who came and supported this event. It was a resounding success, and one that will be remembered for years to come!

All proceeds from the play go to the proposed Knight of Glin Interpretive and Tourist Centre, a facility that will promote tourism in the region.

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Cailin Ban Review⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

THE MEN in the audience were outnumbered four or five to one but no matter. For most of the female audience gathered to see The Colleen Bawn at Glin Castle,  only one man mattered, film-star Dominic West. 

And they weren’t disappointed. With his opening “Dia dhaoibh”, he had the gathering in the palm of his hand. 

Dressed in period costume, and looking rakishly handsome, Dominic, star of The Affair, The Wire, Les Misérables, took on the role of the 24th Knight of Glin, a man “regarded with great affection in the area” and known locally as Ridire na mBan, the Ladies’ Knight. The women cheered at that. 

But there the ribald humour ended. 

As narrator of the tragic story of Ellen Hanly, Dominic played it straight in what was a very straight-forward and sensitive retelling of the Colleen Bawn, 200 years to the day after her body was washed up on the Clare coast. 

Using music and dance to heighten the drama, the story unfolded in cameo scenes, culminating in stirring courtroom scenes where Master John Scanlon, the man who seduced the innocent Ellen, and his man servant Stephen Sullivan who carried out the murder, were condemned to death.

The performance, which runs before another capacity crowd again this evening, was intended to mark the 200th anniversary of this “compelling story of romance, betrayal and murder.”

It is, Dominic West commented, a tragic romance which has captivated imaginations all over the world for two centuries. 

“The Cailín Bán, the pure innocent girl, exploited and murdered by the loathsome John Scanlon, is central to the mythology of this area, for it was right her in Glin that she was last seen alive,” he said. 

“My wife’s forebear, the 24th Knight of Glin, John Fraunceis Fitzgerald, was the magistrate who sent Scanlon to the gallows and I’m extremely proud to be playing him in this exciting new production by the Abha Bhán and Glin Players.”

When the final bows had been taken, Dominic West paid tribute to the cast and crew who had made it possible. “You are the best audience,” he said to cheers.

Still in costume, he morphed into  the showman, pulling the winning tickets for the raffle. And although the raffle came with valuable prizes, it was undoubtedly the kiss on the cheek bestowed on each winner that was the real prize for all the winners. Imagine, Dominic mused, there was no male winner. 

Glin Development Association is the overall winner as it stands to raise tens of thousands of euro from the venture which will help develop a visitor centre in the village. 

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Triathlon 🏊‍♀️🚴‍♂️🏃‍♀️ Sept 7th 2019

Good luck to everyone taking part in today’s Glin Triathlon at 12.30pm.

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The Cailín Bán – Glin’s very own interpretation!

The Cailín Bán – a fund raising event commissioned by Glin Development Association. All proceeds from the play go to the proposed Knight of Glin Interpretive and Tourist Centre.

The excitement is building ….the rehearsals have intensified… the nerves are jingling….the time is nearly here for the staging of the Cailín Bán play at Glin Castle.

Two nights of wonderful entertainment are planned for Monday and Tuesday the 9th and 10th of September. Glin will be buzzing, there are complimentary courtesy buses arranged to take guests to and from the event 🚌 They can be availed of from the town square, starting at 6.30pm. If you wish to walk back, then this is also an option. A limited number of cars will be allowed to drive back to the castle, and only in exceptional cases. A one way traffic system will be in place near the castle, co-ordinated by Glin Mens Shed. Seating is not allocated, so be sure to arrive early to get your choice and pick up your complimentary Programme📖 . Entry at the gate is strictly 6.30pm.

The evening will begin with a complimentary cheese and wine reception, the cheese supplied by local cheese maker Jim O Brien from Ballyhahill 🍷🧀.

There will also be a choice of a complimentary non-alcohol cocktail 🍹 supplied by Allo’s Bar & Restaurant, Listowel. If your there in good time, you can avail of a drink from the Castle bar 🥃🍸. The bar will be in a separate marquee and will be open before, at interval, and after the event. It is a ‘cash only’ bar 💶.

The evening kicks off at 8pm sharp with entertainment from the renowned Adare Holy Trinity Abbey Choir. They have arranged a beautiful repertoire of singing to delight the ears 🎼🎹 . After the choirs performance there will be a short interval. Raffle tickets will be on sale 🎟, so don’t forget to purchase as there are some wonderful prizes, including:

• Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Adare – Bed and Breakfast + dinner.

• No.1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa, Limerick – overnight stay + Spa treatment.

• Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee – Evening meal for two.

• Mustard Seed Hotel, Ballingarry – overnight stay for two.

• Marine Boutique Hotel, Ballybunnion – dinner for two.

• Bella Sola Boutique, Newcastlewest – Voucher.

• Brides Boutique, Glin – Voucher.

• Curraghchase Garden Centre – Voucher.

• JC Tyres, Glin – Voucher.

• Colm Hassett, Health and Fitness, Glin – Voucher.

We will wait with bated breath for the play to start . The play will recount the tragic events, up to and after, the murder of the sweet and innocent Ellen Hanly, the Cailín Bán 🧖‍♀️. The famous Dominic West plays the part of John Fraunceis Fitzgerald, the 24th Knight of Glin. A poignant and fitting part for him to play, he being married to Catherine, the daughter of the late 29th and last Knight, Desmond Fitzgerald. The Abha Bhán and Glin Players will entertain to a full house and captivate us as they play out their roles with aplomb.

It will be two wonderful nights of entertainment and if you can’t bear to go home right away, Adams of Tralee are providing a complimentary shuttle bus 🚌 which will operate ‘till late ‘, if you would wish to stay and avail of a few drinks at the Castle Bar 🍷🍾🥃.

Glin Development would like to thank everyone who has had a part to play in putting this production together 🎭, it is indeed a team effort, and one that will be remembered and talked about for years to come 🎪. Glin Development would especially like to thank the many sponsors, as mentioned above, and the following:

Deerpark Windows, Athlone.

Envirobead Insulation System Designers.

Paddy Healy Construction, Glin.

Janus Design, Glin.

Paddy Reidy & Sons Contractor, Glin.

Adams Garage, Tralee.

We wish you all a wonderful evenings entertainment and thank you for supporting this event.

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