Glin Dec 7

SANTA IN HIS SLEIGH: Is coming to Town in Aid of the Friends of St. Ita’s Newcastle West. Santa is calling again this year to see all the wonderful children in West Limerick. Santa will be calling to Glin on Wednesday 11 December from 6.30pm (Weather permitting). He will be collecting all your Santa Letters to bring back to the North Pole so that the Elves can start packing your presents. Bring your camera and take your photo with Old Saint Nick. Bucket Collection will take place, all donations graciously received. Please contact – Stephen 087 9549712 or Lucia 087 1330002. Sponsored by Glin Grub, Main Street, Glin, Co Limerick. Tel: 068 34585. Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

SANTA IN HIS SLEIGH: Is coming to Town in Aid of the Friends of St. Ita’s Newcastle West. Santa is calling again this year to see all the wonderful children in West Limerick. Santa will be calling to Glin on Wednesday 11 December from 6.30pm (Weather permitting). He will be collecting all your Santa Letters to bring back to the North Pole so that the Elves can start packing your presents. Bring your camera and take your photo with Old Saint Nick. Bucket Collection will take place, all donations graciously received. Please contact – Stephen 087 9549712 or Lucia 087 1330002. Sponsored by Glin Grub, Main Street, Glin, Co Limerick. Tel: 068 34585. Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

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

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

A TRANQUIL CHRISTMAS IN GLIN: Glin Development is delighted to announce that Phil Coulter, with special guest Geraldine Branagan, will perform at The Church of the Immaculate Conception on Friday 20 December. Phil Coulter, the songwriter, composer, arranger, music producer, recording artist and storyteller. A night to cherish as he performs his favourite memorable songs, for example “The Town I love so well, Scorn not his simplicity, seasonally appropriate tunes and lots more. Tickets are now available in local shops or from any Glin Development Association member. Enquiries: 0879944245.

HARD TIMES 1: will be screened in the Classic Cinema, Listowel, on Friday 6 December at 8pm. All proceeds donated to Aras Mhuire Nursing Home, Listowel. Set in Kerry in the 1950’s. A story about a servant girl looking for work. A farmer takes her on and she sees hard times. A local cast from Athea, Glin and Moyvane, plus 60 extras. The film is 2 hours. Your support would be appreciated.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR: in Ceol Corbrai, Glin on Saturday 7 December 2013, same day as Old Fair, 11.00a.m. Contact John on 0871237950. Stalls fee E15.

NEW GRAVE PLOTS: Any people who wish to express an interest in seeking New Grave Plots at a “New Site” next to the existing Kilfergus Cemetery in Glin, please contact the following Margaret 087 6833106 or Lucia 087 1330002, or email luciar@outlook.ie.

CHRISTMAS RECITAL: Newcastle West Church is the venue for the much-anticipated Annual LIONS Christmas Recital on Thursday 12 December at 8pm. The schedule is now finalised for this grand event which is recognised as one of the high points in West Limerick’s Christmas entertainment calendar. The occasion this year brings together two magnificent artists who are both West Limerick natives. Anne Phelan (Violin), who hails from Castlemahon, is an artist of International renown who has performed with many Orchestras at home and abroad. Brian Hartnett (Tenor) is a Newcastle West native who has numerous awards to his credit and has performed on National TV and Radio on many occasions. Keeping the talent local the Desmond College Choir, with Jean O’Brien (Piano), present a Christmas Tableau. The entire program promises a most amazing evening of seasonal entertainment. Entry is FREE – with a bucket collection for West Limerick Charities – so bring the whole family. Start time is 8pm.

GLIN 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.

Book Launch: ‘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.

Christmas Craft Fair:

Glin’s annual Christmas Craft Fair will take place this Saturday, December the 7th. It takes place in the Teach Ceoil at the top of the Village.As usual there will be a big selection of locally made and unique gifts for sale. It is nice to support local producers, avoid the hassle of the big shops and to pick up a few Christmas gifts at the same time. There is always a nice sociable atmosphere at the fair and plenty of opportunities to have a chat, so please come and support it!

The old fair day will also be in full swing in The Square,Glin on December 7th.

GLIN BABY AND TODDLER GROUP: Every Thursday morning in Ceol Corbrai Hall 10am - 12 noon. Refreshments provided for adults and children. Entry E3 per family, all welcome.

GLIN LIBRARY: There is exciting news for the library as both city and county libraries are being merged in the coming weeks. This means that there will be a bigger pool of books to choose from; while they may not be all in Glin all requests are catered for, if at all possible.

It is with regret that Peg again asks that all dog owners in Glin take responsibility for “scooping the poo” which the dogs love to leave in the area in front of the library. As well as being an offence under Section 22 of the Litter Pollution Act 1997 it is a health hazard as well as extremely unsightly. The library is, and should be, a welcoming place for all to visit and readers should not have to be watching their steps as they come in the path. But please do come in as there is a lovely exhibition by Pauline Sharp at the moment.