Parish Newsletter: 6th/7th April 2019.

Parish Newsletter                                            

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: www.limerickdiocese.org

6th/7th April 2019: 5th Sunday of Lent

May this day and the scripture we hear call us to look at the depth of our faith.  We are called on to look into our hearts to show forgiveness and reconciliation to all we meet.  Christ’s forgiveness is without condemnation.

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: Nicola Cunningham

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Saoirse Culhane

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Ciara Shine

                                           Sunday 11am: Eufrocina Clemente

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

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

Glin Defibrillator Group have recently changed the Glin Defibrillator emergency phone number.  The new number is 068 59590.  Please take down this number and keep it in a visible area in your home/business/office. BOTH NUMBERS ARE CURRENTLY IN SERVICE AND WILL GET THROUGH TO THE GLIN DEFIBRILLATOR CFR TEAM.  PLEASE ONLY USE THESE NUMBERS IN AN EMERGENCY.

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

Annual  Chrism Mass: Bishop Leahy would like to invite you to the annual Chrism Mass that will take place in St. John’s Cathedral on Wednesday of Holy Week (17th April) at 7.30 p.m.  The Chrism Mass is the great annual gathering of the Diocese – lay faithful, religious, priests and Bishop, all gathered in the one Eucharist.  Everyone renews their baptismal promises and the priests renew the promises made at Ordination.  The sacred oils are blessed.  It is always a joyful, moving ceremony of the People of God united with one another around the Bishop. 

End of Year Music Class Concert: will be held on Wednesday next the 10th April in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall at 6.30 p.m.  All Welcome.  There will be a bucket collection on the way in to help support our young musicians entering the fleadh with extra tuition.  Fleadh entries are been taken at the concert or contact Máire on 087-6413799 before Sunday 21st April.  Go raibh maith agat.

Glin Great Bake Sale:  The pupils of 5th & 6th Class in St. Fergus’ National School are holding a Bake Sale to support the school with the Parking/Set Down area fundraising.  The Cake Sale will be held on Wednesday next the 10th April at 10.00 a.m.  Please come along for a treat and support our pupils with their sale of homemade cakes.  All very welcome

Congratulations: to Katie Fitzell and Julie Fitzell who won Silver at the Gymnastics National Series held in the Blanchardstown Sports Arena on Saturday 30th March.

ICA Meeting: on Friday 12th April at 7.30 p.m.  New members welcome.

Glin Development Association and Cllr John Sheahan:  are delighted to announce that the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has allocated 111,000 to help repair and maintain Glin Pier.  Glin Development are currently working on plans to build a floating pontoon at the Pier and this announcement is very welcome news indeed.

Official Park Opening: Come along on Sunday, April 7 to the official opening of Loughill Park at 1pm.  It’s sure to be great day.  

Coffee Morning: Joan and Kathleen Sheehy are holding a Coffee Morning in Barretts Bar, Glin on Sunday 14th April at 11.30 a.m. to raise much needed funds for Deel Animal Action Group.  DAAG is a registered charity made up of volunteers whose aim it is to rescue and re-home stray dogs, cats etc.  They vaccinate, neuter and microchip each animal before re-homing them.  Any money raised at the coffee morning goes to paying their very large vet bills.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.  All are very welcome.

Volunteers: On Wednesday 10th April there will be a cleaning of the inside of the Church for Easter, starting at 2.00 p.m.  If you would like to volunteer please come to the Church, even a half hour of your time would be appreciated.  If you could bring a hoover with you that would be very useful, the more hoovers the quicker it will be done.  It is hoped that the Church will be hoovered, the seats dusted, the gallery cleaned & hoovered and the area around the Altar hoovered and cleaned.  The crying rooms cleaned and hoovered.  If any men are free they could push back the seats to make the hoovering easier.

Glin baby & toddler group: continues each Friday morning during term time.  €3 per family and refreshments provided.  Come along and bring a few friends, you’ll be surprised by all the toys suitable for all ages! Ceol Corbraí Hall from 10am.

Team Limerick Clean Up – Good Friday – 10 am – Glin library.  Glin will be heading out on Good Friday morning to take part in the annual cleanup sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund. The event has seen over 360 tonnes of litter gathered from the streets by volunteers and event partner Mr. Binman since inception in 2015. Overall participation figures have passed the 60,000-mark and included over 550 volunteer groups from every town in Limerick last year……Are you in?

Bags and gloves and vis vests will be available to collect from Peg at the Library in advance, and outside the Library on Good Friday morning, beginning at 10 am. Please, if you have a litter picker, bring it along or give it to a neighbour if you are not available to help on Good Friday. All rubbish collected can then be brought back to the Library yard for Collection later by Mr Binman.

It is an obligation to us all to be litter aware and to report any sightings of rubbish and fly tipping. We are all volunteers doing the best we can to keep Glin litter free, to take pride in our beautiful town, and to shame the litter louts who think it is acceptable to dump rubbish on our roads and so casually throw litter from their cars and trucks.

CHILDREN must be accompanied by adults for safety and kept to quieter roads/areas.

Hoping for a good turnout from our community on Good Friday….YOUR PATCH, YOUR PRIDE.

Lent: Week 5 – Reflection

Is Jesus here the God of surprises?  Some men had brought a sinful woman to him.  Would he condemn, and approve of death by stoning?  They wondered what he might say about the law.  They had come to punish her.  His actions were different.

No condemnation of the woman and no condemnation of them either, just a very challenging question about the way we condemn people – ‘if you have no sin, cast the first stone.’  No words about law – just a writing in the sand and we don’t know what he wrote. 

A surprising Rabbi, a surprising God.

Whatever way he acted, they did not argue.  Maybe they saw some truth.  They just quietly left.  Maybe they got some message that love, like his for the woman, was more important than such a violent law, to stone someone to death.

A surprise for the woman also.  She was so used to being condemned, with no mention of the partner in adultery.  She realised that because of Jesus now, nobody condemned her.  Because of Jesus she no longer condemned herself.  Because of this love and acceptance, she had strength not to sin again which was the challenge given to her by Jesus ‘go and sin no more.’

Lord by your cross and resurrection, you have set us free.  You are the saviour of the world.

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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Team Limerick Clean Up – Good Friday 19th APRIL.

TEAM LIMERICK CLEAN UP – GOOD FRIDAY – 10 am – GLIN LIBRARY.

Glin will be heading out on Good Friday morning to take part in the annual cleanup sponsored by 
the JP McManus Benevolent Fund. The event has seen over 360 tonnes of litter gathered from the streets by volunteers and event partner Mr. Binman since inception in 2015. Overall participation figures have passed the 60,000-mark and included over 550 volunteer groups from every town in Limerick last year……Are you in?

Bags and gloves and vis vests will be available to collect from Peg at the Library in advance, and outside the Library on Good Friday morning, beginning at 10 am. Please, if you have a litter picker, bring it along or give it to a neighbour if you are not available to help on Good Friday. All rubbish collected can then be brought back to the Library yard for Collection later by Mr Binman.
It is an obligation to us all to be litter aware and to report any sightings of rubbish and fly tipping. We are all volunteers doing the best we can to keep Glin litter free, to take pride in our beautiful town, and to shame the litter louts who think it is acceptable to dump rubbish on our roads and so casually throw litter from their cars and trucks.
CHILDREN must be accompanied by adults for safety and kept to quieter roads/areas. 
Hoping for a good turnout from our community on Good Friday….YOUR PATCH, YOUR PRIDE. 

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Glin Defibrillator Group…new emergency number

Glin Defib emergency number 068 59590/087 6230032….

Glin Defibrillator Group have recently changed the Glin Defibrillator emergency phone number.  The new number is 068 59590.  Please take down this number and keep it in a visible area in your home/business/office. BOTH NUMBERS ARE CURRENTLY IN SERVICE AND WILL GET THROUGH TO THE GLIN DEFIBRILLATOR CFR TEAM.  PLEASE ONLY USE THESE NUMBERS IN AN EMERGENCY. 

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Glin Tennis

NEW SEASON….NEW NET…

Anyone for Tennis?

Family – E40

Adult – E20

Student -E10

Contact Marie at 086 8691821 🎾🎾

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🌳Tree🌲Week and Knights Walk

National National Tree Week is Sunday 31 March – Sunday 7 April 2019. #TreeWeek2019

The Knights Walk has signs on specimen trees…. see if you can find them all…

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Tidy🌼Towns🌎Tip🌳of the Day🦋

Butterflies love over-ripe bananas…

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Coffee Morning – April 14th ..🐕🐕🐈🐈🐕🐕

NOTICE – JOAN & KATHLEEN SHEEHY – hosting a coffee morning in Barretts Bar, Glin, Sunday April 14th at 11:30am to raise much needed funds for Deel Animal Action Group.

D.A.A.G. are a registered charity made up of a group of volunteers from West Limerick who rescue and re-home stray dogs cats etc .They neuter microchip and vaccinate them before re-homing them.

Any support would be greatly appreciated. All are welcome

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Parish Newsletter: 30th/31st March 2019.

Parish Newsletter                                            

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: www.limerickdiocese.org

30th/31st March 2019: 4th Sunday of Lent

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

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

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

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Paul Curley

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Jack Connolly, Clodagh Fitzgerald

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Nicola Cunningham

                                           Sunday 11am: Saoirse Culhane

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

                                              Sunday: Colm MacNamara, Conor & Harry Fitzgerald

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

                                               Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

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

Annual  Chrism Mass: Bishop Leahy would like to invite you to the annual Chrism Mass that will take place in St. John’s Cathedral on Wednesday of Holy Week (17th April) at 7.30 p.m.  The Chrism Mass is the great annual gathering of the Diocese – lay faithful, religious, priests and Bishop, all gathered in the one Eucharist.  Everyone renews their baptismal promises and the priests renew the promises made at Ordination.  The sacred oils are blessed.  It is always a joyful, moving ceremony of the People of God united with one another around the Bishop. 

Volunteers: On Wednesday 10th April there will be a cleaning of the inside of the Church for Easter, starting at 2.00 p.m.  If you would like to volunteer please come to the Church, even a half hour of your time would be appreciated.  If you could bring a hoover with you that would be very useful, the more hoovers the quicker it will be done.  It is hoped that the Church will be hoovered, the seats dusted, the gallery cleaned & hoovered and the area around the Altar hoovered and cleaned.  The crying rooms cleaned and hoovered.  If any men are free they could push back the seats to make the hoovering easier.

Coffee Morning: Joan and Kathleen Sheehy are holding a Coffee Morning in Barretts Bar, Glin on Sunday 14th April at 11.30 a.m. to raise much needed funds for Deel Animal Action Group.  DAAG is a registered charity made up of volunteers whose aim it is to rescue and re-home stray dogs, cats etc.  They vaccinate, neuter and microchip each animal before re-homing them.  Any money raised at the coffee morning goes to paying their very large vet bills.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.  All are very welcome.

End of an Era: The 29th December, 2018 was a very sad day for the village when we said a fond farewell to Michael O’ Rourke who closed his butchers on the Main Street. Michael ran his business for many many years in the same premises when he took over from his father in law Paddy Stack. Wishing you a very happy retirement Michael. 

Glin baby & toddler group: continues each Friday morning during term time.  €3 per family and refreshments provided.  Come along and bring a few friends, you’ll be surprised by all the toys suitable for all ages! Ceol Corbraí Hall from 10am.

Glin Library: has bags, gloves and yellow jackets for anybody who wishes to get involved in the clean-up of our roads. Just call in.

Well done: Glin Community Games participated in under age art and handwriting competitions this year, which were held in Shanagolden Community Centre in mid-February. The standard was extremely high in all categories and our team did us very proud. Congratulations to Eimear O’Sullivan who placed 4th in the Community Games U10 Handwriting competition. Eimear received her medal last week at an award ceremony in the Woodlands, Adare.

Glin Defibrillator: Thank you to all the participants who completed Defibrillator and CPR Training on Saturday, March 23. Your Certs will be processed in due course.  Check out Glin Defibrillator FB Page for updates.

GAA NEWS: Membership must be paid in-full before March 31st to be an eligible member. Family Membership (2 Adults + 2 Minors) = €80, Adult (over 18) Membership = €40, Minor (under 18) Membership = €20.  

Best of Luck to Glin girls Caolainn Healy and Muirne Wall as they play for Tralee Ladies Rugby Team in the All Ireland final against Cooke of Belfast.  The game takes place in Ashbourne, Co. Meath this Saturday.

Congratulations to the Glin U16 girls basketball team who won silver in the Community Games basketball. They played their hearts out to Broadford, St.Senans and Athea. They displayed great teamwork and spirit on the day. Well done girls. Also congratulations to Jack O Connor who took 3rd place in the U9s 300m in Shanagolden on Sunday last.   

Lent: Week 4 – Reflection

In this Sunday’s reading, Paul says that, for anyone in Christ, ‘there is a new creation’. This echoes with the prayer at Baptism when the newly baptised is clothed with the white shawl; ‘you are a new creation clothed in Christ – see in this white garment the outward sign of your Christian dignity’.

Our baptism shawls have long ago been put away. But what about the truth about each of us that our white garments represent? Our sense of our Christian dignity cannot be put away or forgotten. We need to carry that sense of ourselves each day.

Think of our Baptism as our first experience of God’s gaze of pure, unconditional love. That gaze tells us who we are. That gaze bestows dignity. We can stand tall, confident, as we let that gaze sink into our hearts.

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Vintage🚗 Run🚜 31/3/19

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Basketball🏀Community🥈Games

Congratulations to Glin U16 girls basketball team who won silver in community games basketball. They played their hearts out to Broadford, St.Senans and Athea. They displayed great teamwork and spirit on the day.

Pictured front row L-R Ella O’Connor, Amelie Brogan Ryan, Marissa Hogan, Orla McNamara

Back row L-R Ella Tobin, Natalia Lansiak, Anna Daly, Roise McIntyre.

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Parish Newsletter: 23rd/24th March 2019

Parish Newsletter                                            

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: www.limerickdiocese.org

23rd/24th March 2019: 3rd Sunday of Lent

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

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

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

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Louise MacNamara

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Eva Fitzgerald

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Paul Curley

                                           Sunday 11am: Jack Connolly, Clodagh Fitzgerald

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

                                              Sunday: Síona & Breean Cunningham, Seán Maharg

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

                                              Sunday: Conor & Harry Fitzgerald, Colm MacNamara

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

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

Glin Community Alert: would like to thank everybody who contributed to our Church Gate collection last weekend.  Thanks also to the members of Community alert for their help on the day.  The sum of €640 was raised.

Glin Going Strong Club: will be held on the 25th March in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall at 2.00 pm.

St. Fergus’ National School: Congratulations on qualifying for the SPAR Primary 5s Limerick County Soccer Finals!  There were 87 schools and over 270 teams to start with so it’s a huge achievement to get to the finals.  The final will be held on Thursday 2nd May and we wish them every success.  Well done to all involved.

Community Games: The County Community Games cross country running will be held on this Sunday March, 24 in Shanagolden at 2pm. All competitors need to be there no later than 1.45pm. We will have a Glin banner there so please come to where this is located. Any queries call Dave FitzGerald on 086 2472297.   Our U16s and u13s played in the Community Games Chess County competition last weekend in Newcastle West. Our U16s renewed rivalry with NCW whom we beat last year to win the title. However we were knocked off our perch with some very close tussles before losing to NCW by 3 boards to 2.  Our u13’s also had a great tournament with a creditable performance achieving 4th place with 8 teams competing. All involved enjoyed the day and was a credit to the NCW chess club for organizing the room, food and refreshments for a thoroughly great day of chess.  Teams were U16s: Maurice Fitzgerald. David Sheehan, Conor Fitzgerald, Jim Culhane, Jamie Ruddle. U13s Cian Fitzgerald, Jerry Ruddle, Sean Adams, Paula-Eve Culhane, Daniella Thompson and Gabriella Thompson.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: *please note new opening day* The group will now operate on Friday mornings going forward.  The opening time remains the same 10am to 12 noon. The group received €2000 funding before the summer holidays and this money has been spent on beautiful new toys. We really hope more families can attend the group as we rely solely on the community’s support.  €3 per family, refreshments provided for adults and children.  We look forward to seeing you. 

Temporary Lifeguards wanted:  for Glin Pier and Kilteery Pier during summer 2019.  Contact Limerick County Council. 

Glin Library: has bags, gloves and yellow jackets for anybody who wishes to get involved in the clean-up of our roads. Just call in.

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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Parish Newsletter: 16th/17th March 2019

16th/17th March 2019: 2nd Sunday of Lent/St. Patrick’s Day

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

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

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

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Margaret Hogan

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Mary Culhane

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Louise MacNamara

                                           Sunday 11am: Eva Fitzgerald

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: Síona & Breean Cunnigham, Seán Maharg

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

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

St. Fergus’ National School: The Board of Management, pupils and staff of St. Fergus’ N.S. wish to extend their thanks to all who bought tickets for the Fund Raising Fashion Show, which was held in Ceol Corbraí on Wednesday 13th March.  Following expenses, the amount of €4,480 has been lodged into the school bank account to help with the repayment of the Parish Loan of €70,000. This amount has surpassed our expectations and will go a big way towards the first year’s instalment.  A special word of thanks to John Healy, John Brown, John Culhane & Michael Donnellan of Ceol Corbraí Community Hall, who gave so willingly of their time to help with the hosting of this event.  Also our thanks to the Parents Association & the members of the Glin Men’s Shed who were a great help & support with this fundraiser.  As well as being a financial success, the night was a wonderful opportunity for the school and wider community to come together to enjoy a wonderful evening’s entertainment. Thank you for helping St. Fergus’ NS to extend community links in this way. In St. Fergus, we believe that positive relations between home, parish and school are vital to the sustainment of happy and healthy children.

Sum of Money: found outside on the street near the Church on the 11th March.  It can be collected at Hogans Shop.

Milford Hospice Fundraising Committee: wish to thank most sincerely all those who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection, €1,510 was collected, a great tribute to the generosity of the congregation.  A special word of thanks to the members of Glin I.C.A. who braved the harsh elements to assist with the collection.

Church Gate Collection: Glin Community & Text Alert are holding their ANNUAL church gate collection this weekend Saturday 16 and & March 17.  Your support is greatly appreciated. 

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: *please note new opening day* The group will now operate on Friday mornings going forward.  The opening time remains the same 10am to 12 noon. The group received €2000 funding before the summer holidays and this money has been spent on beautiful new toys. We really hope more families can attend the group as we rely solely on the community’s support.  €3 per family, refreshments provided for adults and children.  We look forward to seeing you. 

Temporary Lifeguards wanted:  for Glin Pier and Kilteery Pier during summer 2019.  Contact Limerick County Council. 

Glin Library: has bags, gloves and yellow jackets for anybody who wishes to get involved in the clean-up of our roads. Just call in.

GLIN CASTLE HOSTS THE RARE AND SPECIAL PLANT FAIR: on Sunday, May 12 from 10am – 5pm.  Adults €6 Kids free (U’12) The Rare and Special Plant Fair was established in 2001 with the assistance of Bord Bia, to ensure that the gardening public has an opportunity to purchase rare and difficult to source plants, while at the same time visit a garden of note that they may not otherwise visit. Over 40 stalls of rare and unusual plants.  Expert advice from the growers.  Food and refreshment stalls.  Free plant, creche and porter service available. Glin Castle tours available.  Free car parking.

St. Patrick’s Day Prayer

As I arise today,
may the strength of God pilot me,
the power of God uphold me,
the wisdom of God guide me.

May the eye of God look before me,
the ear of God hear me,
the word of God speak for me.

May the hand of God protect me,
the way of God lie before me,
the shield of God defend me,
the host of God save me.

May Christ shield me today.

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit,
Christ when I stand,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.  Amen.

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POSTPONED Knights Fun 🏃‍♀️Run / 🚶‍♂️Walk 16/3/19

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Launch of new viewing point at Glin Pier.

Fáilte Ireland has unveiled 11 new viewing points along the Shannon Estuary Way – the first of a series of Wild Atlantic Way looped drives created to encourage visitors to explore other parts of the region and stay longer.

Developed with an investment of €225,000, the Shannon Estuary Way takes visitors on a drive through an area of remarkable unspoilt beauty, across the Shannon Estuary on Shannon Ferries, encouraging them to explore the many delightful towns, villages and world famous shore fishing sites within the area.

Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan with Chairperson of Glin Development, John Anthony Culhane, Catriona Scully of West Limerick Resources and Councillor John Sheahan Glin, and members of Glin Development.

The new viewing points on the looped drive across Limerick and Clare (Ringmoylan Pier,

Ballysteen Pier, Boland’s Meadow, Kilteery Pier, Glin Pier, Knock Pier, Labasheeda Quay, Killadysert Pier, Covraghan Pier, Clarecastle Pier and Tullyglass Point) will compel visitors to stop, enjoy the view and engage with the stories of each local area.

Launching the viewing points were Cllr Michael Collins, Caitriona Scully (West Limerick Resources), Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan and Siobhan King of Failte Ireland |PICTURE: Diarmuid Green

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🧘‍♀️Pilates🧘‍♂️ 13th March

PILATES CLASS – Starting this Wednesday March 13th – 7:15pm for 6 weeks in CLOVER FIELD, Glin. Info – 087 7798437

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Margaret Mulcahy – legend

Margaret is finishing up on her CE Scheme this coming Friday the 8th March. Glin Development and Tidy Towns would like to thank Margaret for her dedication and hard work during her year on the scheme. She was dedicated, observant and she takes a great pride in her duty in keeping the whole town of Glin litter free. It is hoped she will get back on another scheme very soon. Thank you Margaret from everyone in Glin and thanks to West Limerick Resources who facilitate the scheme.  As spring and summer are approaching we would ask everyone to be mindful of litter and pick up same when possible. Also if you own a dog, please be responsible and do the right thing if your dog fouls the streets. This was a bugbear of Margaret’s, and no doubt she will still be on the lookout for offenders! 

Best of luck Margaret!   

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Parish Newsletter: 9th/10th March 2019

9th/10th March 2019: 1st Sunday of Lent. 

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

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

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

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: David Sheehan

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Nodlaig Adams

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Margaret Hogan

                                           Sunday 11am: Mary Culhane

Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: Éadaoin MacNamara, Miriam O Connor, Michaela Regan, Alison Hogan, Marissa Hogan     Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell

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

                                               Sunday: Olivia Palys, Ava Hogan & Aoibhe McCarthy

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

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

St. Fergus’ National School Carpark/Set Down Area: The Board of Management of St. Fergus’ N.S. wishes to advise members of the Parish and School Community, of the commencement of construction works on the School grounds in the coming days. The project involves the creation of a Parking/Set Down Area to facilitate the increasing number of cars at drop off and collections times. This badly needed project is a long time in the making and will help to maintain a safe environment for pupils and adults alike. We would particularly like to thank Fr. Crawford and Councillor John Sheahan for their tireless work in securing funding to allow the School to begin these works. The Parish Loan of €70,000 will have to be paid back, with interest over the coming years. Fundraising with this purpose, begins, with an evening of Fun and Fashion, in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall on Wednesday 13th March 2019. Doors open at 7.00 p.m. with a complimentary Prosecco & Glin Slim Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Reception with Tasty Finger Food.  Please join us and the ever enthusiastic Celia Holman Lee for our Fashion Show.  Tickets costing only €15 are available from the School Office on 068/34344, local shops or from Maura in Brides Boutique on 087-7539926.  It promises to be a great night, with lots of really wonderful spot prizes and door prize.  Also best dressed on the night sponsored by Brides Boutique & Hair Salon.  Boutiques taking part in this extravaganza of fashion are: Brides Boutique Glin, McConnell by Anne Behan Killaloe, Anettes Adare, CoCo Boutique Listowel, Bella Sola Newcastle West, Caroline Mitchell Limerick, Esthers Casuals Abbeyfeale and Gatsby Menswear Newcastle West.  Please support this fundraiser for the parking/set down area.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Church Gate Collection: for the Glin Community Alert & Text Alert will be held next weekend the 16th and 17th March.  Thanking you in advance.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: *please note new opening day* The group will now operate on Friday mornings going forward.  The opening time remains the same 10am to 12 noon. The group received €2000 funding before the summer holidays and this money has been spent on beautiful new toys. We really hope more families can attend the group as we rely solely on the community’s support.  €3 per family, refreshments provided for adults and children.  We look forward to seeing you. 

Clothing Collection: Both Primary Schools in the parish will be holding a clothing collection on Wednesday next the 13th March.  Thanking you for your support.

Quiz Night: Ballyhahill NS Parents Association are holding a quiz night in Knockdown on Friday, March 15 at 9pm. €5 per person. Top prize of €100 and lots of spot prizes too. All welcome.

Milford Hospice Collection: A Church Gate collection in aid of Milford Hospice will take place this Saturday 9th March and Sunday 10th March.  Please give as generously as possible to this good cause.

Found: Amazon tablet with green cover found Saturday evening on side of road at Bill Costellos cross. Please contact Glin Community News Facebook page if yours.

Temporary Lifeguards wanted:  for Glin Pier and Kilteery Pier during summer 2019.  Contact Limerick County Council. 

Knights fun run/walk: Glin Triathlon Club are organizing a free 5km run/walk event starting at 10am at the Castle Gates on Sunday, 16th March. There will also be a junior event for the younger participant.  All are welcome to take part, do what you can and enjoy the atmosphere. Special thanks to Glin development for facilitating this event. 

GLIN CASTLE HOSTS THE RARE AND SPECIAL PLANT FAIR: on Sunday, May 12 from 10am – 5pm.  Adults €6 Kids free (U’12) The Rare and Special Plant Fair was established in 2001 with the assistance of Bord Bia, to ensure that the gardening public has an opportunity to purchase rare and difficult to source plants, while at the same time visit a garden of note that they may not otherwise visit. Over 40 stalls of rare and unusual plants.  Expert advice from the growers.  Food and refreshment stalls.  Free plant, creche and porter service available. Glin Castle tours available.  Free car parking.

Glin Library: has bags, gloves and yellow jackets for anybody who wishes to get involved in the clean-up of our roads. Just call in.

Thank You Margaret Mulcahy: Margaret is finished up on her CE Scheme on Friday, March 8.  Glin Development and Glin Tidy Towns would like to thank Margaret for her dedication and hard work during her year on the scheme. She took great pride in her duty in keeping the whole town of Glin litter free.  It is hoped she will get back on another scheme very soon. Thank you Margaret from everyone in Glin and thanks to West Limerick Resources who facilitate the scheme.  As spring and summer are approaching we would ask everyone to be mindful of litter and pick up same when possible.  Also if you own a dog, please be responsible and do the right thing if your dog fouls the streets. We wish Margaret well in her future endeavours.

Emma’s Art: Emma O’Connor Bray heads back to Limericks Milk market to showcase her art work for the upcoming exhibition with #artlimerick on the 17th March (St Patricks Day) if you want to view her collection along with other local art and artists in person please come along.

Glin Development Association & ICA: will be commencing work on the triangle at the bottom of the town over the next few weeks.

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👗Fashion👜Show👒 13/3/19👔

St. Fergus’ National School Fashion Show Fundraiser: St. Fergus’ National School will be hosting a fashion show on Wednesday 13th March in aid of much needed funds towards our proposed set down/parking area for the school. Tickets €15 each are available in local shops and from the school office. If you would like to support this event and you aren’t free to go on the night, you can put your name and telephone number on the back of the ticket and you will be entered into the Door Prize Draw on the night. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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GB ⚽️Rovers U8 U10

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Clothing ♻️Collection♻️ 13/3/19

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Baby👶 & Toddler👧 Group ☕Friday Mornings

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Singing🎤 Night🎶 8/3/19

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Parish Newsletter

2nd/3rd March 2019: 8th Sunday of Ordinary Time. 

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

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

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

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Eileen Mulvihill

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Eufrocina Clemente

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: David Sheehan

                                           Sunday 11am: Nodlaig Adams

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

                                             Sunday: Colm MacNamara, Conor & Harry Fitzgerald

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

                                               Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell

Wednesday 6th March 2019: Ash Wednesday – day of fast and abstinence.  Mass at 10.00 a.m.

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

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

St. Fergus’ National School Fashion Show Fundraiser: St. Fergus’ National School will be hosting a fashion show in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall on Wednesday 13th March in aid of much needed funds towards our proposed set down/parking area for the school.  Tickets €15 each are available in local shops, from the school office 068-34344 or Maura 087-7539926.  If you would like to support this event and you aren’t free to go on the night, you can put your name and telephone number on the back of the ticket and you will be entered into the Door Prize Draw on the night.  Boutiques taking part in this extravaganza of fashion are: Brides Boutique Glin, McConnell by Anne Behan Killaloe, Anettes Adare, CoCo Boutique Listowel, Bella Sola Newcastle West, Caroline Mitchell Limerick, Esthers Casuals Abbeyfeale and Gatsby Menswear Newcastle West.  Prosecco & Glin Slim reception with food tastings from 7.00 p.m.  Fashion show will commence at 8.00 p.m.  Wonderful spot prizes on the night.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Ballyguiltenane National School: Many thanks to all who contributed so generously to our Church Gate Collection held last weekend.  The amount raised was €687.32

Milford Hospice Collection: A Church Gate collection in aid of Milford Hospice will take place on Saturday 9th March and Sunday 10th March.  Please give as generously as possible to this good cause.

Found: Amazon tablet with green cover found Saturday evening on side of road at Bill Costellos cross. Please contact Glin Community News Facebook page if yours.

Temporary Lifeguards wanted:  for Glin Pier and Kilteery Pier during summer 2019.  Contact Limerick County Council. 

Knights fun run/walk: Glin Triathlon Club are organizing a free 5km run/walk event starting at 10am at the Castle Gates on Sunday, 16th March. There will also be a junior event for the younger participant.  All are welcome to take part, do what you can and enjoy the atmosphere. Special thanks to Glin development for facilitating this event. 

GLIN CASTLE HOSTS THE RARE AND SPECIAL PLANT FAIR: on Sunday, May 12 from 10am – 5pm.  Adults €6 Kids free (U’12) The Rare and Special Plant Fair was established in 2001 with the assistance of Bord Bia, to ensure that the gardening public has an opportunity to purchase rare and difficult to source plants, while at the same time visit a garden of note that they may not otherwise visit. Over 40 stalls of rare and unusual plants.  Expert advice from the growers.  Food and refreshment stalls.  Free plant, creche and porter service available. Glin Castle tours available.  Free car parking.

Emma’s Art: Emma O’Connor Bray heads back to Limericks Milk market to showcase her art work for the upcoming exhibition with #artlimerick on the 17th March (St Patricks Day) if you want to view her collection along with other local art and artists in person please come along.

GLIN BABY & TODDLER GROUP: Thursday morning from 10am to noon.  €3 per family.   Refreshments provided for adults and children.  We look forward to seeing you.

Glin Development Association & ICA: will be commencing work on the triangle at the bottom of the town over the next few weeks.

Found: Amazon tablet with green cover found Saturday evening on side of road at Bill Costellos cross. Please contact Glin Community News Facebook page if yours.

Children’s Art Lessons: in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall starting Tuesday, Feb 26.  Duration 5 weeks. Tuesday’s ages 5-7yrs 5.30 – 6.30pm aged 8-14yrs 7.00-8.00pm.  All materials supplied €50. Clay, Paint techniques, Sculpture, Wirework, Crafts. Text 085 8016812. Booking Essential.

A Lenten Morning Prayer:

Lord Jesus, you lived and died for me.

Help me to keep that thought before me today so that whatever life brings, whether it be success or failure, satisfaction or disappointment, happiness or sorrow, I may offer it to you.

Through me, may everyone I meet this day see You Lord, see Your presence and experience Your love.  Lord I offer You today.

May I serve You by serving others in Your name making all that I do a gift of love and thanksgiving for all You have done for me.  Amen

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Parish Newsletter: 23rd/24th February 2019.

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.: Norma McKeon, Mary O’Brien & Grace Fitzgerald

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

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: John Healy

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. John Prendergast

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Eileen Mulvihill

                                           Sunday 11am: Eufrocina Clemente

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

                                             Sunday: Sean Maharg, Breean & Síona Cunningham

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

                                               Sunday:  Colm MacNamara, Conor & Harry Fitzgerald

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

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

Day Retreat: The Annual Day Retreat to the Retreat Centre Ardfert is on Sunday 3rd March.  Anybody wishing to attend the retreat can give their names to Sheila Culhane.

Going Strong Club: will be held in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall on Monday 25th February at 2.00 p.m.

Church Gate Collection: The Parents Association of St. Fergus’ National School would like to thank all who contributed so generously to the Church Gate Collection last weekend.  The amount raised came to €686.10.

Congratulations: to Sheagh O’Connor who has recently signed with the U19 Limerick F.C. team.  Well done Sheagh. 

St. Fergus’ National School Fashion Show Fundraiser: St. Fergus’ National School will be hosting a fashion show on Wednesday 13th March in aid of much needed funds towards our proposed set down/parking area for the school.  Tickets €15 each are available in local shops and from the school office.  If you would like to support this event and you aren’t free to go on the night, you can put your name and telephone number on the back of the ticket and you will be entered into the Door Prize Draw on the night.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Ballyguiltenane National School: Church Gate Collection takes place this weekend.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

GLIN CASTLE HOSTS THE RARE AND SPECIAL PLANT FAIR: on Sunday, May 12 from 10am – 5pm.  Adults €6 Kids free (U’12) The Rare and Special Plant Fair was established in 2001 with the assistance of Bord Bia, to ensure that the gardening public has an opportunity to purchase rare and difficult to source plants, while at the same time visit a garden of note that they may not otherwise visit. Over 40 stalls of rare and unusual plants.  Expert advice from the growers.  Food and refreshment stalls.  Free plant, creche and porter service available. Glin Castle tours available.  Free car parking.

GLIN BABY & TODDLER GROUP: Thursday morning from 10am to noon.  €3 per family.   Refreshments provided for adults and children.  We look forward to seeing you.

CHILDREN’S ART CLASSES: in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall starting Tuesday, Feb 26.  Duration 5 weeks. Tuesday’s ages 5-7yrs 5.30 – 6.30pm aged 8-14yrs 7.00-8.00pm.  All materials supplied €50. Clay, Paint techniques, Sculpture, Wirework, Crafts. Text 085 8016812. Booking Essential.

Yoga for beginners (continuation): at 7:30pm in Cloverfield Centre

Six weeks course €60.  Booking Essential Monika 0868851913.

Reflection: Springs of Living Water

GB Rovers – HELP WANTED:  The numbers of children now involved is on the increase and we hope to run a few extra teams this year. If you would like to get involved please contact a coach or any member of Glin Rovers. 

Lord, your love is everlasting,

Never running dry, never exhausted,

More so than any earthly spring.

You love us all utterly,

To the limits of our understanding,

And beyond, without ever faltering.

There is no-one in this world,

Nowhere on earth,

Who is not loved by you.

Lord, may I never spurn

The love you lavish upon me.

May I never give up

On receiving from the living waters

You provide for us.

For as the waters of the earth

Flow and nourish and give growth,

So the living water

Flowing from your heart of love

Gives us life, sustains us,

Until you can find You,

The source of all good,

In the waters that well up to eternal life.

Lord, give us this water always.

Amen

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Glin & Kilteery LifeguardS 2019

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Willie Wall – an Inspiration

Willie Wall going about his daily cleanup in Glin.
Glin Development and Tidy Towns would like to thank Willie Wall for his tireless contribution to keeping the square and the streets of Glin spotless. Willie is out in all weathers with his brush and shovel, brushing and cleaning and picking up other peoples litter. Willie has specifically asked that dog owners do the needful after their canine friends. It really is unacceptable that dogs are allowed to foul the streets of Glin without a thought for those who have to clean it up, or indeed for those who unfortunately might step on it! Doggie bags are available free from Peg at the Library.
Thank you Willie Wall, you are one in a million.

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Parish Newsletter: 16th/17th February 2019.

16th/17th February 2019: Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time. 

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

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

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

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Teresa Culhane

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Annie Reidy

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: John Healy

                                           Sunday 11am: John Prendergast

Altar Servers This Week: Saturday: 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, Breean & Síona Cunningham

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

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

Day Retreat: The Annual Day Retreat to the Retreat Centre Ardfert is on Sunday 3rd March.  Anybody wishing to attend the retreat can give their names to Sheila Culhane.

Church Gate Collection: for Lisnagry amounted to €590.43.  Thanks to everybody who contributed.

St. Fergus’ National School Fashion Show Fundraiser: St. Fergus’ National School will be hosting a fashion show on Wednesday 13th March in aid of much needed funds towards our proposed set down/parking area for the school.  Tickets €15 each are available in local shops and from the school office.  If you would like to support this event and you aren’t free to go on the night, you can put your name and telephone number on the back of the ticket and you will be entered into the Door Prize Draw on the night.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

GLIN CASTLE HOSTS THE RARE AND SPECIAL PLANT FAIR: on Sunday, May 12 from 10am – 5pm.  Adults €6 Kids free (U’12) The Rare and Special Plant Fair was established in 2001 with the assistance of Bord Bia, to ensure that the gardening public has an opportunity to purchase rare and difficult to source plants, while at the same time visit a garden of note that they may not otherwise visit. Over 40 stalls of rare and unusual plants.  Expert advice from the growers.  Food and refreshment stalls.  Free plant, creche and porter service available. Glin Castle tours available.  Free car parking.

GLIN BABY & TODDLER GROUP: Thursday morning from 10am to noon.  €3 per family.   Refreshments provided for adults and children.  We look forward to seeing you.

CHILDREN’S ART CLASSES: in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall starting Tuesday, Feb 26.  Duration 5 weeks. Tuesday’s ages 5-7yrs 5.30 – 6.30pm aged 8-14yrs 7.00-8.00pm.  All materials supplied €50. Clay, Paint techniques, Sculpture, Wirework, Crafts. Text 085 8016812. Booking Essential.

St. Fergus National School Parents Association:  The annual Church Gate Collection for the Parents Association is being held this weekend.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Yoga for beginners (continuation): enrolment Monday the 18th at 7:30pm in Cloverfield Centre 

Six weeks course €60.  Booking Essential Monika 0868851913.

Limerick Inter County U14 Football Squad: Congratulations to Harry Tobin on making the Limerick Inter County U14 Football squad. Well done and best of luck with the squad.

Limerick FC: Congratulations to former GB Rover players and U13/U14 Limerick Desmond players Cillian Mulvihill and Tom Healy who during the week signed for Limerick FC.  The two boys will now represent Limerick FC in the U13 League of Ireland.  This is a wonderful achievement and we wish the boys every success.

GB Rovers – HELP WANTED:  The numbers of children now involved is on the increase and we hope to run a few extra teams this year. If you would like to get involved please contact a coach or any member of Glin Rovers. 

Reflection: Like a Watered Garden

There is such satisfaction

In seeing a garden thrive and flourish,

Well watered and nourished

Each flower a wondrous design,

And all together a symphony of colours

And a harmony of fragrances,

A blending of beauty, a joyous splendour.

Yet how more, Lord, do we give you joy

When we thrive and flourish

In harmony with you!

For like a well-watered garden,

Whose waters never fail,

So we are nourished by your love,

A love that never fails.

Lord, pour gifts of your love upon me

As you pour down rain on the earth!

Shine your goodness and warmth into my heart,

As the sun shines down to give life!

Lord, give me all that I need

To grow in love of you. Amen

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Meditation💆‍♀️ & Mindfulness🧘‍♀️ 14/2/ 19

Meditation & Mindfulness Classes: Using gentle movement, breathwork, awareness-raising exercises and the power of sound in a small, supportive group. Guided by Ali Burnard, Gestalt Psychotherapist & Mindfulness Teacher who has been using meditation for over 35 years. Course duration – 8 weeks Cost- €100 GLIN: Thurs. 14th February Beginners: 6.45pm-8.15pm. Continuation: 8.30pm-9.45pm. For bookings & enquiries call Ali on 087 6452227.

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Triathlon🚴‍♀️🏊‍♂️🏃‍♀️ 7/9/19

Glin Triathlon 2019
Saturday 7th September
Register now on http://www.triathlonireland.com
http://www.triathlonireland.com

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Parish Newsletter

9th/10th February 2019: 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time. 

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

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

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

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Nicola Cunningham

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Mary Culhane

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Teresa Culhane

                                           Sunday 11am: Annie Reidy

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

                  Sunday: Lucie Ryan, Katie & Julie Fitzell

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

                                               Sunday: Olivia Palys, Ava Hogan, Aoibhe McCarthy

Deaths:Sympathy is extended to the Reidy Family, Kilfergus on the death of Kevin.May he rest in peace.

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

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

St. Fergus’ National School Fashion Show Fundraiser: St. Fergus’ National School will be hosting a fashion show on Wednesday 13th March in aid of much needed funds towards our proposed set down/parking area for the school.  Tickets €15 each are available in local shops and from the school office.  If you would like to support this event and you aren’t free to go on the night, you can put your name and telephone number on the back of the ticket and you will be entered into the Door Prize Draw on the night.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Glin Bord na nOg:  will be having their club registration on this Sunday Feb 10th at 12pm (after mass) in the clubhouse.  It is important that all children are registered for the year ahead. Training at the different age groups will be starting soon. All are welcome. €20 for 1st child, €15 for 2nd etc.

GLIN CASTLE HOSTS THE RARE AND SPECIAL PLANT FAIR: on Sunday, May 12 from 10am – 5pm.  Adults €6 Kids free (U’12) The Rare and Special Plant Fair was established in 2001 with the assistance of Bord Bia, to ensure that the gardening public has an opportunity to purchase rare and difficult to source plants, while at the same time visit a garden of note that they may not otherwise visit. Over 40 stalls of rare and unusual plants.  Expert advice from the growers.  Food and refreshment stalls.  Free plant, creche and porter service available. Glin Castle tours available.  Free car parking.

GLIN BABY & TODDLER GROUP: Thursday morning from 10am to noon.  €3 per family.   Refreshments provided for adults and children.  We look forward to seeing you.

Meditation &Mindfulness Classes: Using gentle movement, breathwork, awareness-raising exercises and the power of sound in a small, supportive group.  Guided by Ali Burnard, Gestalt Psychotherapist & Mindfulness Teacher who has been using meditation for over 35 years.  Course duration – 8 weeks Cost- €100 GLIN: Thurs. 14th February Beginners: 6.45pm-8.15pm. Continuation: 8.30pm-9.45pm.  For bookings  & enquiries call Ali on 087 6452227.

HELP WANTED: The GB Rovers AGM took place on Tuesday, February 5 in Conways Bar, Glin.  The numbers of children involved is on the increase and we hope to run a few extra teams this year. Of course this means that we will need some extra numbers and so, as always, we are looking to get more parents involved in helping out with teams. Please don’t assume someone else will do this, to help give all children as much opportunity to play as possible, we will need more help this year. It doesn’t take that much to get involved and your help is needed.  If you would like to get involved please contact a coach or any member of Glin Rovers. 

CHILDREN’S ART CLASSES: in Ceol Corbrai hall starting Tuesday, Feb 26.  Duration 5 weeks. Tuesday’s ages 5-7yrs 5.30 – 6.30pm aged 8-14yrs 7.00-8.00pm.  All materials supplied €50. Clay, Paint techniques, Sculpture, Wirework, Crafts. Text 085 8016812. Booking Essential.

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Children’s 🖍Art🖌Classes Spring 2019

Art classes coming soon for children depending on demand. 👨‍👨‍👧‍👦👨‍👨‍👧‍👦🎨🎨

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GB⚽️Rovers AGM 📋 Postponed

POSTPONED

The GB Rovers AGM will be held at a later date.

As the numbers of children involved is on the increase, we hope to run a few extra teams this year. Of course this means that we will need some extra numbers and so, as always, we are looking to get more parents involved in helping out with teams. Please don’t assume someone else will do this, to help give all children as much opportunity to play as possible, we will need more help this year. It doesn’t take that much to get involved and your help is needed..

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Community Games 🏊‍♂️🏊‍♀️Swimmers🧜‍♀️🧜‍♂️

Great day out today from the Glin Community Games Swimmers. Today we had three boys and two girls representing Glin.
Sisters Ellen and Mary Moore did fantastic in their heats where Mary made it through to the semi final on her first ever Gala.
The youngest of our boys Sean Maharg pull off a great race taking home a silver medal in the under 12 breaststroke .
Cristopher Quirk was due to race the under 14 boys freestyle but a mix up at the start forced him to race the breaststroke, but cristopher wasnt going home empty handed after a great race he took away a Silver Medal.
Last but certinly not least was Odhran O’Reily an honery Glin man is Odhran and last year he took silver but that wouldnt do him this year! There was a big turnout for the under 14 freestyle event and after progressing through the semi finals, He dug deep and took home the Gold. Maith an fear Odhran.
A huge thanks to the parents and swimmers for another great day, Super stuff again this Year!

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#PólÓConghaile ❤ Glin 🏛🦉Heritage🦋Trails🌳 Glin 🧚‍♀️Fairy🧚‍♂️ Trail

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GAA⚽️ Bord na nOg Registration✒ 10/2/19

IMPORTANT NOTICE :Glin bord Na Nog registration morning takes place next Sunday at 12 noon in the clubhouse,kids are €20 for 1st child, €15 for 2nd, €10 for 3rd and €50 for family 4 or more.club shorts (black) will cost €11 for kids under 26″ waist and €14 up,socks are €4.50 (green and black) all kids will be asked to wear club colours to matches blitzes and trainings from this year on.
Anyone interested in applying for the Gaeltacht scholarship scheme should look on line or contact Davo Fitz closing date is late February.

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Going Strong 28/1/19

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Parish Newsletter: 26th/27th January 2019.

26th/27th January 2019: 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time.

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

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

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

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Louise MacNamara

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Eva Fitzgerald

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Paul Curley

                                           Sunday 11am: Jack Connolly, Clodagh Fitzgerald

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

                                              Sunday: Breean & Síona Cunningham, Sean Maharg

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

                                             Sunday: Conor & Harry Fitzgerald & Colm MacNamara

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

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

Prayer of the Faithful: Lord, as we move forward in Team Ministry in our newly formed Pastoral Unit, may we do so in hope, knowing that the Church is the people of God joined by the Holy Spirit who will guide and direct our steps.  Lord Hear Us.

Social Service Centre: Thank you for your contributions towards the work of the Social Service Centre.  The annual collection last weekend amounted to €230.

Desmond League Munster Final: Congratulations and well done to U13 Limerick Desmond Inter League players, the squad & management who are Munster Champions after a 2-1 win over Cork in Carrigaline on Sunday last the 20th January.  The team included local players Cillian Mulvihill, Tom Healy & David Mulvihill.  It was 1 all at the break with Cillian Mulvihill scoring a cracker of a goal for the opener. Cork equalized as the 1st half came to a close.  Desmond’s regained their lead in the 2nd half with Cillian Mulvihill on target again for them.  This is a great achievement for both the squad & management and we wish them the very best of luck in the All Ireland semi-final against Cavan/Monaghan.   Well done to U12 Limerick Desmond Inter League and GB Rovers players Lee Mulvihill and Donnach Daly, their team & management who had a 1-0 win over Limerick District in UL in the SFAI Subway Inter League Championship, on Sunday, January 20.

GLIN CASTLE HOSTS THE RARE AND SPECIAL PLANT FAIR: on Sunday, May 12 from 10am – 5pm.  Adults €6 Kids free (U’12) The Rare and Special Plant Fair was established in 2001 with the assistance of Bord Bia, to ensure that the gardening public has an opportunity to purchase rare and difficult to source plants, while at the same time visit a garden of note that they may not otherwise visit. Over 40 stalls of rare and unusual plants.  Expert advice from the growers.  Food and refreshment stalls.  Free plant creche and porter service available. Glin Castle tours available.  Free car parking.

GLIN BABY & TODDLER GROUP: Thursday morning from 10am to noon.  €3 per family.   Refreshments provided for adults and children.  We look forward to seeing you.

Meditation &Mindfulness Classes: Using gentle movement, breathwork, awareness-raising exercises and the power of sound in a small, supportive group.  Guided by Ali Burnard, Gestalt Psychotherapist & Mindfulness Teacher who has been using meditation for over 35 years.  Course duration – 8 weeks Cost- €100 GLIN: Thurs. 14th February Beginners: 6.45pm-8.15pm. Continuation: 8.30pm-9.45pm.  For bookings  &enquiries call Ali on 087 6452227.

GLIN TIDY TOWNS: It’s great to see walkers and their canine friends using doggy poo bags on the Knights Walk! But PLEASE bring them to the nearest bin and do not dispose of them on the walkway or in the fields. They pose a serious risk to other animals if ingested, and it’s unsightly and is considered littering. Thank you and enjoy the Knights Walk.

GLIN COURSING CLUB: are presenting a “Preview for Clonmel Coursing”  on Thursday, January 31 at 8pm in Wallaces Bar. Panel consisting of Teddy and Berkie Brown, James O’Connor from Ennis and Ger Walshe from Galway.  Finger food on the nights, spot prizes and Karaoke!  All are welcome.

Glin Going Strong Club: will be held at 2.00 p.m in Ceol Corbrai on Monday next the 28th January. 

Glin GAA Bord na nOg club are holding their AGM  on next Sunday Jan 27th at the clubhouse starting at 7pm. We would appreciate if everyone involved, parents, team managers and committee members make every effort to attend so that we can set out expectations, plans for the year ahead,. All are welcome.

ALL STAR: Congratulations to Shannon Gaels minor footballer Jack Sheahan who has won the West Board GAA Minor B Football All Star for 2018

Reflection:  Whose Job is it?

This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. 

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it.

Everybody was sure Somebody would do it.  Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.  Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job.  Everybody thought Anybody could do it but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.  It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

 

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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Elvis👑 the ‘King’fisher🐦

Our shy – and quickly becoming our favourite – Glin resident.

Photo🐦 by Estelle O’Driscoll. Christened👑 by Mag O’Shea.

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GAA⚽️ Bórd na nÓg AGM✒ 27/1/19

GAA Bórd na nÓg AGM Sunday 27/1/19 at 7pm at the clubhouse.

Parents please attend to plan for the year ahead.

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Karl O’Sullivan named in 🇮🇪Ireland ⚽️squad

Republic of Ireland Under-21 Manager Stephen Kenny has named his squad for a February training camp.

The majority of the U-21 training camp squad has been selected from the SSE Airtricity League with two players selected from the Northern Irish Premiership in Crusaders striker Ronan Hale and Linfield striker Michael O’Connor.

All of the players are eligible for the upcoming UEFA U-21 European Championships campaign, which starts in March against Luxembourg at Tallaght Stadium.

Shamrock Rovers have had three players called up with nine different SSE Airtricity League clubs represented in the squad. There are call-ups for Sligo Rovers centre-back John Mahon,

Cork City defender Conor McCarthy, St. Patrick’s Athletic midfielder Jamie Lennon and also included are the UCD trio of Conor Kearns, Liam Scales and Neil Farrugia.

The training squad will take on the Ireland Amateur team in a friendly game at Whitehall Stadium on Wednesday, February 6 at 19:45.

Kenny has also named his backroom team for the upcoming campaign. Keith Andrews, former Ireland international who is part of the current FAI UEFA Pro Licence course, will become assistant coach alongside Jim Crawford, who leaves his role as Ireland Under-18 Head Coach. Former League of Ireland winner Dan Connor will continue his role of goalkeeping coach with the U-21s.

Damien Doyle will join as the Strength and Conditioning Coach, Gary Seery comes in as Performance Analyst with the medical staff being Ronan Kearney, Team Doctor, and Kevin Mulholland, physiotherapist.

Kenny has also announced that the U-21s will take part in the 2019 Toulon Tournament. Ireland have previously competed in the tournament six times and will travel to France in June.

Republic of Ireland U-21 Training squad

Goalkeepers: Conor Kearns (UCD), Ross Treacy (Dundalk)

Defenders: Andy Lyons (Bohemians), Darragh Leahy (Bohemians), Conor McCarthy (Cork City), Trevor Clarke (Shamrock Rovers), Liam Scales (UCD), John Mahon (Sligo Rovers).

Midfielders: Dan Mandriou (Bohemians), Aaron Bolger (Shamrock Rovers), JJ Lunney (Waterford), Jamie Lennon (St. Patrick’s Athletic), Brandon Kavanagh (Shamrock Rovers), Robbie McCourt (Bohemians).

Forwards: Ronan Hale (Crusaders), Neil Farrugia (UCD), Michael O’Connor (Linfield), Will Fitzgerald (Limerick), Zach Elbouzedi (Waterford), Karl O’Sullivan (Limerick).

Republic of Ireland U-21 Coaching Staff
Manager: Stephen Kenny
Assistant Coaches: Keith Andrews, Jim Crawford
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Damien Doyle
Goalkeeping Coach: Dan Connor
Performance Analyst: Gary Seery
Physiotherapist: Kevin Mulholland
Team Doctor: Ronan Kearney

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The 🌳Knights🌾 Walk🌼

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Glin GAA Club Notes

AGM

The following are the club officers for 2019: Chairman: James O’Donovan, Vice Chairman: Jack Dunne,  Treasurer: Nollaig Hogan, Vice Treasurer: Jack Dunne, Secretary: Alan O’Donovan, Vice Secretary: Ger Lyons, PRO: Kieran Scanlon, Assistant PRO: Pádraig Scanlon, Club Development Officer: Sean Lyons, Registrar: Alan O’Donovan, Draw Co-ordinators: Nollaig Hogan and Geraldine Shine, County & West Board Delegates: Joe McGrath, Johnny Lyons, Jack Dunne, Club Children’s Officer: Dave Fitzgerald, Designated Liaison Person: Carmel Leahy.

Club Membership

Please note that membership must be paid in-full before 31/03/19 to be an eligible member. Family Membership (2 Adults + 2 Minors) = €80, Adult (over 18) Membership = €40, Minor (under 18) Membership = €20.

In the event of Limerick qualifying for the All Ireland final this year, the club have agreed to the following method of ticket allocation: 1 ticket per adult member, 1 ticket per paid-up/active CLUB Limerick (formerly Mackey Stand) member, 2 tickets per family membership, 1 ticket per minor member. Please note that, in the event that demand is greater than supply of tickets, a draw for tickets will take place. Each form of membership is entitled to be entered into the draw once only. For example, if you are an adult member of the club and a CLUB Limerick member, you will only be entered into the draw once. This is in the interest of fairness for all.

Lotto

Numbers drawn were 2, 3, 14, 20. There was no winner on the night and the four €30 Lucky Dips drawn were Tom Enright, Cobbler, Dolores McNamara and Seamus Lynch.  Next week’s jackpot will be €5,500 and the draw takes place in Wallace’s Bar on Sunday evening at 8.30pm.  Don’t forget, you can play online at https://game.smartlotto.ie/game/play/532

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Geoff Hunt 🦆Birdwatching🦅 on the Shannon

Thanks to Birdwatch Ireland Limerick Branch.

Huge thanks to Geoff Hunt for leading over 20 people at our outing today. Starting at Tarbert near the ferry we spotted a Mediterranean Gull in a flock of Black-headed Gulls. Then on to the hide outside Tarbert where there was plenty of Shelduck, Widgon, Teal, Curlew, Redshank and 4 Snipe flying along the shoreline to mention but a few. We stopped in Glin next where some of the luckier people saw a Dipper and Kingfisher on the river but they were gone in a flash!! On our way to Robertstown Creek we stopped off at Loghill where a large flock of Lapwing, Dunlin a few Curlew were on the mudflats. After a short time we moved on to Robertstown Creek itself and sitting on it’s plucking post was a Kestral having lunch…a mouse!! In the creek the was a large flock of Golden Plover, some Lapwing, Curlew, Godwit and 4 Little Egrets who flew into a tree, we also got a glimpse of another Little Egret at the opposite side. Great day out and the weather was kind to us. 🙂

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GB Rovers⚽️ boys on the Desmonds U12 & U13 Squads

Congratulations & well done to U13 Limerick Desmond Inter League squad & management who are Munster Champions today after a 2-1 win over Cork today in Carrigaline.
It was 1 all at the break with Cillian Mulvihill scoring a cracker of a goal for the opener. Cork equalized as the 1st half came to a close.
Desmond’s regained their lead in the 2nd half Cillian Mulvihill was on target again for them.
This is a great achievement for both the squad & management & we wish them the very best of look in the All Ireland semi-final against Cavan/Monaghan.
🏆🏆 🏆⚽️⚽️⚽️

Well done to our U12 inter league squad & their management who had a 1-0 win over Limerick District today in UL in the SFAI Subway Inter League Championship.



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Well Done👏 St Fergus ❔Quiz❓ team

LIMERICK COMMUNITY GAMES PRIMARY SCHOOLS’ QUIZ 2019
The first round of this year’s Lierick Community Games Primary Schools’ Quiz held in both the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish and Castlemahon Community Hall, on Thursday evening, with 46 teams participating in Castlemahon and 54 teams in Caherconlish. All children enjoyed the evening and the standard of answering was excellent! The following teams go forward to the County final to be held in the Woodlands Hotel, Adare at 7.00pm on Thursday, 24th January. Looking forward to another great evening!

Ahane NS A, Ahane NS B, Ballybrown NS A, Ballybrown NS B, Castleconnell NS,Cloverfield NS A, Cloverfield NS B, Doon CBS A, Dromtrasna NS A,Feenagh NS B Gaelscoil Ó Doghair B, NCW, Glenbrohane NS A, Herbertstown NS A, Hospital NS B, Kilbehenny NS A, Knockainey NS A, Lisnagry NS A, Nicker NS A, Oola NS B, Shountrade NS A, Shountrade NS B, St Fergus’ NS A, Glin, St Nessan’s NS A, St Nessan’s NS B, St Nicholas’ NS A, Adare, St Patrick’s NS A, Bruree.
Many thanks to all volunteers who helped out at both quiz venues and to the teachers who prepared the teams for the quiz!

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Pub ❓Quiz❔ 25 Jan 2019✒

Glin GAA Pub Quiz will be held in Barretts on Friday next the 25th January at 9.00 p.m.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Parish Newsletter: 19th/20th January 2019.

Parish Newsletter: 19th/20th January 2019: 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time.

Eucharistic Ministers for Next Week

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

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

Readers for this week: Saturday Vigil: Ciara Shine

                                          Sunday 11.00 a.m. Saoirse Culhane

Readers for next week: Saturday Vigil: Louise MacNamara

                                           Sunday 11am: Eva Fitzgerald

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

                                              Sunday: Olivia Palys, Ava Hogan & Aoibhe McCarthy

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

                                             Sunday: Breean & Síona Cunningham, Sean Maharg

Deaths:  Sympathy is extended to the family of Neil Fitzgerald, Killacolla, Glin who died recently.  May he rest in peace.

Glin Red Cross Defibrillator No: 0876230032

Engagements: Congratulations to Tommy Wallace & Lexy Cremona, and to Tommy Culhane & Clodagh O Sullivan who got engaged recently.  Wishing ye every happiness!

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

Limerick Social Service Centre: We again request your generous help in the holding of our Annual collection in support of the Limerick Social Service Centre.  With your kind co-operation, the appeal will be held at all masses on the weekend of the 19th and 20th January.  Services include: Counselling service, Early Years’ Service with crèche and pre-school, Child & Family Service, Older persons service.  In 2018 the collection throughout the diocese realised €15,262.81 towards the day-to-day running costs of the Centre.  Thanking you for your on-going interest and support. 

Glin GAA Pub Quiz: will be held in Barretts on Friday next the 25th January at 9.00 p.m.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Glin Rovers put on a very brave effort at the FAI Junior Cup 6th Round.  The team travelled to Dublin last Saturday for the FAI Junior Cup last 32 round game where the result was VEC 4 – 0 Glin Rovers.  Well done to all involved.  Thank you to all the supporters who came on the day.

GLIN BABY & TODDLER GROUP: Thursday morning from 10am to noon.  €3 per family.   Refreshments provided for adults and children.  We look forward to seeing you.

Meditation &Mindfulness Classes: Using gentle movement, breathwork, awareness-raising exercises and the power of sound in a small, supportive group.  Guided by Ali Burnard, Gestalt Psychotherapist & Mindfulness Teacher who has been using meditation for over 35 years.  Course duration – 8 weeks Cost- €100 GLIN: Thurs.14th February  Beginners: 6.45pm-8.15pm  Continuation: 8.30pm-9.45pm  For bookings  &enquiries call Ali on 087 6452227.

GLIN TIDY TOWNS: It’s great to see walkers and their canine friends using doggy poo bags on the Knights Walk! But PLEASE bring them to the nearest bin and do not dispose of them on the walkway or in the fields. They pose a serious risk to other animals if ingested, and it’s unsightly and is considered littering. Thank you and enjoy the Knights Walk.

WELL DONE: to local U13 soccer players Cillian Mulvihill, Tom Healy and David Mulvihill (Tarbert) who on Sunday, January 13 as part of the U13 Limerick Desmond team won 2-0 (Cillian Mulvihill x 2) against Waterford in Rathleake in the U13 Munster SFAI Subway Championship Inter League Semi Final.  The boys and their team will now compete against Cork in the Munster Final on Sunday, January 20 in Carrigaline United FC, kick off at 2pm.  Wishing everyone the very best of luck!

GLIN COMMUNITY GAMES: Art and Handwriting competition takes place on Saturday, 26th January  – time & venue TBA

GLIN MEN’S SHED: Glin’s Shed was one of 10 Sheds in Co. Limerick that benefitted from €13,904 in funding from the Department of Rural & Community Development under the Community Enhancement Programme. This funding is to enable individual sheds to update their facilities by purchasing equipment or carrying out minor works to improve their shed. Glin Mens Shed received €1,450 and thank the Department of Rural & Community Development. 

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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GAA⚽️ Congrats ⭐Jack Sheahan🌟

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Pól Ó Conghaile🌍 enjoying Knights 🌳Walk🦉🐛🦋

Delighted to see @poloconghaile enjoying our Knights Walk heritage trail.

Pól is a Travel Writer & Editor with deep expertise across online, broadcast and print media. He writes, photographs and creates content for titles including National Geographic Traveller and as Travel Editor with INM, a digital-first media company reaching millions of readers weekly.

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Community🏊‍♂️ 🎨✒Games

Limerick County Swimming will be held on February 3 in Askeaton.  Please submit all entries to David O’Sullivan on 087 9293101.  All entries must be in before January 14.  Competitors interested in participating in Art or Handwriting must give their name and details to Sinéad Mulroe 087 4130485 by Friday, Jan 11.  There are only 3 entries permitted per category;  Art U8 over 6; U10; U12; U14; U16.  Handwriting U10 ; U12 Each competitor must provide all their own materials.  Competition is on Saturday, January 26 – time & venue TBA.

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