Category Archives: Historical Society

Glin History

I came across this in the 1990 Ballyguiltenane Journal. It is an interesting piece on the history of Glin in 1816 – pre famine times.  Sorry if the pages are in the wrong order. Read title page first. I have … Continue reading

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Historical society meeting Fri 27 Feb

The next Glin Historical Society meeting of 2015 will be on Friday 27th Feb at 8pm in Cloverfield in Glin. Donal O’Connor will be talking on the local fishing industry. All are welcome, old members and new. Please bring along … Continue reading

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Glin on RTE 7:30pm Dec 1st

Glin Castle features in Cé A Chónaigh I Mo Theachsa on RTE1 television tonight, Dec 1st at 7:30pm. In the second Series of ‘Cé a Chónaigh i mo Theachsa?’ presenter Manchán Magan, sets out to unlock the extraordinary stories hidden … Continue reading

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Glin Gaa

Munster Junior Club Football Quarter Final Glin 1-12 Inane Rovers  2-08 It’s fair to say that the last ten days are up there with the greatest ever in the history of Glin GAA club. Following on from our victory over … Continue reading

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Glin Library request

I attach a copy of a photo which was recently donated to the library. Can anybody confirm if they know which school this was taken at. Probably in the 1920’s.

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Do you remember Bernadette Kiely, Glin, 1939-51

Bernadette Kiely was born on 17th July 1934, the daughter of Michael Kiely (b. 1875). Her grandparents were Jeremiah Kiely and Elizabeth (nee Hanrahan), who lived on Main St. Glin. Both her grandparents died in 1939 at an advanced age.  … Continue reading

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Glin Castle Yacht Race Sat 16th Aug 2014

RWYCI OOD Randall Counihan started the race shortly after 12pm and both classes set off on a beat toward Bolands Buoy in 25 knots and wind against tide making for very challenging seas. After rounding Bolands the White Sails fleet … Continue reading

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Historical Society outing Sunday 17th Aug 2014

There will be an outing to Foynes on Sunday, 17th August 2014. Meet at Foynes Flying Boat Museum at 11am. We will visit museum then have lunch followed by a tour of village with local historian Sean Diffley. All are … Continue reading

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Historical Society meeting on Friday May 30th

Meeting of Glin Historical Society on Friday May 30th in Cloverfield Centre at 8 p.m. Please bring along old photos and artefacts. Everybody welcome.

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Glin Library

The following is an extract from the book “A Frenchman’s Walk through Ireland 1796/97”. (Translated from the French of DE LATOGNAYE by JOHN STEVENSON)This little bit is when he came to Glin. It is interesting.  “ Fatigued by the long … Continue reading

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Historical Society meeting Friday, 25/4/2014

Meeting of Glin Historical Society on Friday 25/4/14 in cloverfield Daycare Centre at 8pm. Please bring along any old photos that might be of interest. the plan for the meeting follows: 1. Plan Summer events e.g. Sunday outings to Foynes, … Continue reading

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Glin Historical Society Meeting Friday 25th April 2014

The next meeting of Glin Historical Society will be held on Friday April 25th at 8 p.m. in Cloverfield Centre. Items for discussion: 1.     Plan Summer events e.g. Sunday outings to Foynes, Tarbert and Loughill. 2.     Plan Winter events e.g., … Continue reading

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Old photos welcome…

We’re inviting people to send in old photographs of people and places connected to Glin to be published here on the Glin website.  This great image was recently sent to us by his grand nephew, George Langan and we are … Continue reading

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Glin Historical Society Meeting 27/2/2014

There will be a meeting of Glin Historical Society in Cloverfield on Friday 27/2/14 at 8pm. We will look back over 2013 & make plans for talks and outings in 2014. All are welcome.

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Glencorbry Chronicle available now in Glin

The 3rd edition of the Glencorbry Chronicle is available now in Glin. There are copies at the library and other outlets around the town and it costs E10.

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Historical Society, Launch of 2013 Glencorbry Chronicle, Sat, 7th Dec

Glin Historical Society are launching the 2013 edition of the Glencorbry Chronicle at Cloverfield Centre on Saturday December 7th at 8 p.m. (after Mass). Everybody welcome.

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Launch of ‘The Last Knight’, Glin Castle, Tues, 10th Dec

The new biography of the late Knight of Glin ‘The Last Knight’ will be launched by Tom Donovan at Glin Castle on Tuesday December 10th between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

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Glin Historical Society Meeting, Change of Date to Fri 29th Nov

Meeting of Glin Historical Society Friday 29th November at 8pm in Cloverfield Day Care  Centre, Creagh St, Glin. (Note the meeting was originally scheduled for Fri 22nd Nov). Everybody welcome!

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Historical Society Meeting, Friday Oct 4th, 8pm, Cloverfield

Meeting of Glin Historical Society Friday 4 October at 8 p.m. in Cloverfield Day Care Centre, Creagh St, Glin. Everybody welcome to attend – members & non-members. Phone 087 629 6439 for further details.

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Knight of Glin Memorial Lecture 17 Sept 2013

The 29th Knight of Glin, Desmond FitzGerald, who died in 2011, will be remembered at a special memorial lecture organised by the Limerick Chapter of the Irish Georgian Society on 17 September at 8 pm in the Tara Building, Mary … Continue reading

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Glin Historical Society outing to Askeaton July 28

Glin Historical Society are having an outing to Askeaton on Sunday, July 28. People are asked to meet at 2pm in the Church car park in Glin and we will travel from there to Askeaton. A reminder to anyone interested … Continue reading

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St Fergus Parents Council

St Fergus Parents Council Historical and Heritage Day. The Historical and Heritage Day was a lovely day out for all the family at St. Fergus National School, on Saturday 16th June. Despite the weather we managed a virtual tour of … Continue reading

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St Fergus Parents Council

  Looking forward to seeing parents and children on Sunday next 16th for the Historical Walk and Talk event being hosted by the Parents Council in conjunction with Tom Donovan of the Glin Historical Society.  Hope the weather is good … Continue reading

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Historical & Heritage Family Day Out, Sunday 16th June

Historical & Heritage Day out for all the Family on Sunday 16th June. Registration from 2pm at St. Fergus National School Glin. There will be a ‘Historical Walk & Talk’ for all the

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Glin Historical Society, August 18th outing to Scattery

Visit to Scattery Island, Sunday, 18th August 2013 (outing). Meet at Glin Church Car Park at 10:30am and take Tarbert to Killimer ferry at 11am. Maximise passenger numbers

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Glin Historical Society – Recording Graves – Outings & Events Update 29/4/13

Recording Graves & Headstones: Glin Historical Society in conjunction with West Limerick Resources will be recording graves and headstones in Glin over the coming weeks. Images of headstones and the details on the headstones will be recorded and preserved. If … Continue reading

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Glin Historical Society Events April 21st, 25th, 28th

April 21: A reminder that we are hosting Shanid Historical Society (Shanagolden) this Sunday April 21st. Meet at Glin Church car park at 2pm. We will be visiting Glin Castle

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Glin Historical Society April 2013

Glin Historical Society, April 21st: Glin Historical Society are hosting the Shanid Historical Society, from Shanagolden, this coming Sunday, April 21st. The two societies are meeting at

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Glin Historical Society Meetings & Events 2013

Glin Historical Society Meetings & Events 2013 All meetings held in Cloverfield unless otherwise stated.

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Historical Society Meeting Thu, Mar 21st, 8pm Cloverfield

Glin Historical Society Thursday March 21st 2013 Agenda  Progress report on  1.    New website for Glin with input from GHS  2.    School Project collecting Local Folklore  3.    Proposed Glencorbry Journal  4.    Graveyards GPS mapping project  5.    Glin Gathering events  6.    … Continue reading

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