Category Archives: Historical Society

The Milestones get a makeover!

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

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

UPDATE: Henry, who had been searching without success to locate 3 school friends from St Joseph’s Industrial School in Glin for over four years has finally found 2 of his long lost friends with the help of recent notes placed … Continue reading

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Community games – congrats 🏆Ben & Nathan

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

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GB Rovers ⚽ Awards🏆🏅 June 29

The GB Rovers ⚽ awards 🏅🏆🎖 night will take place next Thursday night the 29th June at the hall in Glin at 7pm. Could all parents please contribute to the night with some buns, cakes, etc Thank you.

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Honour bestowed on The Keeper of The Knights Walk.

We in Glin, as a community, are so lucky to have the wonderful amenity of The Knights Walk. It is one of three walks that make up the Glin Heritage Trails. The Knights Walk runs from St Paul’s Heritage Centre … Continue reading

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Glin, a jewel in West Limerick…

Glin is nestled quietly on the N69 close to the Kerry border on the coastal  drive to Listowel.  There are lots of amenities in Glin, everything from walking, hiking, fishing, swimming, tennis, even a playground for the children and a … Continue reading

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Shannon Estuary Way launched in Glin

Fáilte Ireland Unveils Route for New Shannon Estuary Way June 16, 2017 Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan today unveiled the route for the Shannon Estuary Drive – the first in what is hoped to be a … Continue reading

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Events 2017

Our Events page on Glin.info is being updated for 2017. Click here to see. Please send your event information to us at glindev@gmail.com or 087 629 6439   Events in Glin 2017 The following events are planned (some tentatively) in Glin … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi through the years

             

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Tennis Membership 1/2 price

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CORPUS CHRISTI procession Sunday 18th after 11am Mass.

WEATHER PERMITTING! Glin Parish Pastoral Council cordially invite you to tea in Cloverfiled Day Care Centre after the CORPUS CHRISTI Procession next Sunday 18th.  The procession will take place after 11am mass and will take in Church St, The Square, … Continue reading

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Vandalism at Old Glin Castle 😡

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

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Tennis 🎾 AGM 🎾 Fri 26/5/17

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

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Clean Coasts – Glin shoreline litter pick Sat 3rd June at 11am.

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Glin Historical Society – We are back!

  We are back! Glin Historical Society will meet on Thursday February 2nd at 8 p.m. in Cloverfield Centre. There has been a recent exciting discovery of documentation including new photos and manifests relating to boats and trading at Glin … Continue reading

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BirdWatch in Glin with Geoff Hunt Sat 28 Jan

Birdwatching this Saturday starts at Tarbert and will visit Glin to look for Teal, Wigeon and other birds. Meet at the Tarbert Bridewell at 2pm on Saturaday 28th of January on behalf of BirdWatch Limerick Branch. All are welcome.

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PORTRAITS 1916 Eamon Dore. RTÉ.ie EamonDore describes the months leading up to the Easter Rising. Check out video on www.rte.ie/portraits 1916.

  Interview with Eamon Dore, a native of Glin, Co. Limerick. He was a confidante of Seán MacDiarmada and Tom Clarke. He ended up to marry Nora Daly, Kathleen Clarke’s sister in 1918. “We Careered Up Moore Street With The … Continue reading

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Chrismas Day Swim… photos

Some photos from todays Christmas Day Swim. Please send any photos or videos to glindev@gmail.com or 0876296439.

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DIN LANE, GLIN “VANISHING IRELAND” volume 3.

Top photo recently taken at Glin Fair Day December 2016 courtesy of Mary Enright. Turtle Bunbury. . (Photo: James Fennell) DIN LANE GLIN, CO. LIMERICK TURF DEALER BORN: 12th Feb 1923 ‘T’was only the country children would go to school … Continue reading

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Mercy in action in Limerick. Nov 20th – St Johns Cathedral.

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Christmas Craft Fair / Old Fair Day Dec 3rd

The Christmas Craft Fair / Old Fair Day in Glin continues to follow tradition with the Old Fair Day being held on the 1st Saturday in December – this year its SATURDAY 3RD DEC. As with previous years, Ceol Corbrai … Continue reading

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Art Exhibition 🌈 Fundraiser Nov 30

  **Mark this fundraiser in your “To Do List” St. Fergus NS Glin will host a Fundraising Art Exhibition in the school halla on Wednesday 30th November at 7.30pm. Local artists have kindly donated a piece of art to be … Continue reading

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Glin DEFIBRILLATOR Training schedule.

Please note date in November fully booked and 14th January fully booked.  There are still some places on 10th Dec, 28th Jan and 4th February. Thanks. 

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Thanks for all the support and kind wishes on our ‘big win”!!

There was great excitement in Glin last Tuesday night as Glin was named the overall winner of Limerick Going for Gold 2016. Glin Development and Tidy Towns were a wild card entry in Tuesday nights final which was held at … Continue reading

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Tidy Towns results – 7 points gained

Congratulations to all involved in the Glin 2016 Tidy Towns effort. The hard work has been acknowledged and rewarded with an extra seven points this year going from 291 to 298.The judges report follows. Community Involvement & Planning Glin is … Continue reading

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Heritage night…. Aug 25th

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John Prendergast chatting to Declan Downey on the richness and heritage of Limerick and Kerry.

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Knights Sportive Cycle & Estuary Swim Sat 16 July

        This Saturday 16th July there are 2 events to keep you and your little ones entertained. Saturday morning kicks off with a Race Start Time of 9am as the Glin Knights Cycling Club have their Glin … Continue reading

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Rothar An tSionna

From the Limerick Leader 16th July 2016. First published in 1972.

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Glin Tidy Towns

Glin Tidy Towns Glin town is looking great at the moment. Thanks to all the residents and businesses who have put out lovely window boxes and hanging baskets. They look lovely and really brighten up the place. A lot of … Continue reading

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GLIN TIDY TOWNS

GLIN TIDY TOWNS Judging season is upon us, and the Supervalue Tidy Towns adjudicators will be calling to lovely Glin to evaluate. The Tidy Towns is organised by the Department of the Environment, Community and local government and the main … Continue reading

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Glin Defibrillator Group

Glin Defibrillator Group are having a meeting next Tuesday night the 21 st  June in Conways at 8.30. Could all members please attend. Please spread the word. “Glin Defibrillator group providing the vital link in the chain of survival”.

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Historical Walking Tour, Tue 31 May

There will be a historical walking tour in Glin on Tuesday 31 May. The walk will start at Kilfergus Graveyard at 5pm and will commemorate Glin’s involvement in the 1916 Rising. Tom Donovan will give the talk and it is … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi 2016 – the photos

The sun shone on a beautiful 2016 Corpus Christi Procession. Benediction was in Corbry Estate this year and the residents put huge work into preparing the estate – a real credit to all involved. Pictures below of Corpus Christi 2016. … Continue reading

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Glin Tidy Towns Needs You!!

Shout out to Tidy Towns Volunteers.  📢📢📢📢📢📢📢 A big THANK YOU to all those who have volunteered on the Tidy Towns initiative. As they say ” a little can make a big difference”. With this in mind, and Glin’s entry … Continue reading

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❤️Glin Defibrillator Group❤️

Glin Defibrillator Group will run another training course in early summer. There is a lot of interest expressed already, and names are being taken. If you would like your name included, please contact Ann Horan on 087 9186556 or Marie … Continue reading

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Tidy Towns Good Friday Cleanup

Glin Tidy Towns. A big thank you to all who turned up on Good Friday for the Team Limerick clean-up. A huge amount of litter was collected around the town and environs. It is disappointing therefore to see that even … Continue reading

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Glin Creamery – The Land of Milk and Money

The Land of Milk and Money Limerick’s Co-operative Creameries With the news that Limerick City and County Council is to redevelop the former Cleeve’s Factory site I decided to revisit the first job I officially work on with my father with my MUBC under … Continue reading

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Glin Defibrillator Training.

The Defib Group are going to run another Defibrillator training course on Saturday 2nd April. The course will run from 10.30 to 4.30 with a break for lunch. It will be on in Conways Glin in the function room. The … Continue reading

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The Easter Rising and Glin, Feb 23rd

The story of the Easter Rising and Glin  Lecture by Tom Donovan Tuesday 23 February 2016 at Conway’s Hotel, Glin, at 8 p.m. Admission free and everybody welcome.

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Glin Castle Yacht Race Photos 22 Aug 2015

Glin Castle Race 2015 This years RWYCI Glin Castle Race will take place this Saturday 22nd August. Briefing 1100 hrs at Glin Pier with first gun 1200 hrs. The race will finish at FYC’s club line with the the prizegiving … Continue reading

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Tennis for adults Monday evenings

All welcome to tennis for adults at the tennis court in Glin on Monday evenings from 7pm onwards. Click on the photo below to enlarge. What year was the photo taken?

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Historical Society outing, June 28th

Historical Society outing The Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society will hold a field outing to Mount Trenchard and Foynes led by Tom Donovan. It will take place on Sunday next, 28th June. Meet at Parish Church, Loughill 2.30pm. All are welcome.

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Glin Defibrillator Group Coffee Morning and July TrainingCourse.

COFFEE MORNING: Glin Defibrillator Group will be hosting a coffee morning on Sunday 12th July after Mass in Conways. We are looking forward to a lovely morning for a coffee and a chat and your support will be greatly appreciated. … Continue reading

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Tribute to Liza Mulvihill

The oldest woman in the parish Liza Mulvihill will be buried tomorrow Thursday 7th May. She was born in the 19th August 1915. The following is an interview I did with her in 2010. Laughing with Liza “You must be … Continue reading

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1970s Glin – 10 Videos

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Glin Library

An article in Saturday’s edition of Irish Times informs us that Tom Wall, former student in Glin Industrial School, is donating historical documents from Glin Industrial School to the Department of History in the University of Limerick. This is a … Continue reading

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Glin Library

The library was pleased, on Tuesday 24th,  to host Barry Conway from California who spoke about the people from West Limerick and North Kerry who set up homes in the Ottawa Valley in the 1800’s. These people kept alive the Irish … Continue reading

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“Is Shania Twain a Glinster” & “Death in the Workhouse”

There are two quite different events of interest in Glin this coming week… Event 1 “Is Shania Twain a Glinster?” 8pm Tuesday 24 March. Glin Library. Professor Barry Conway, California, will be giving a talk on the “wonderful old souls who … Continue reading

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Glin Library Event

Glin Library Event Mark your diary for Tuesday 24th March in Glin Library. Professor Barry Conway, California,  will be giving a talk on the “wonderful old souls who left the Glin area for Canada prior to the 1850s.” They had … Continue reading

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