May 4

Ellen McSweeney

Reporter:

Ellen McSweeney

GLIN BABY AND TODDLER GROUP: Every Thursday morning from 10am - 12 noon. E3 per family, refreshments for all. Everyone welcome. Please visit www.facebook.com/glinbabytoddlergroup for upto date information. Barnardos Toddle Walk sponsorship cards available from Rachel and Lisa.

GLIN BABY AND TODDLER GROUP: Every Thursday morning from 10am - 12 noon. E3 per family, refreshments for all. Everyone welcome. Please visit www.facebook.com/glinbabytoddlergroup for upto date information. Barnardos Toddle Walk sponsorship cards available from Rachel and Lisa.

GLIN LIBRARY: will be closed this Thursday evening 2 May.

PILATES: starting on Wednesday 1 May at 7.00 p. M. In Glin Daycare Centre, 5 week class. Clients must register to avoid disappointment. For more information contact Nicola on 0868140593.

LAUNCH OF BROCHURE AND WEBSITE: A day and evening of events and activities took place recently to celebrate the launch of the Glin Heritage Trails Brochure and the new Glin website,www.glin.info. During the day there was a ‘Treats on the Trails’ walk where dozens of children and their families completed the Knights Walk and were met along the way by the Easter Bunny who distributed chocolates and treats to all. Later that evening in Conways the heritage trails brochure was officially launched by Madam Olda FitzGerald who was accompanied by her daughters Catherine and Nesta and her son-in-law Dominic West. The Madam gave a heartfelt speech about how proud the late Knight of Glin, Desmond FitzGerald, would have been to see how much progress has been made since the idea of Heritage trails in Glin Castle Demesne was first mooted. The Madam thanked Glin Development Association who ‘energised the Knight’s vision’ in creating the trails and she especially acknowledged and expressed her delight with this latest step of producing the brochures to showcase the trails and all that Glin has to offer.

Mary McGrath, Life President and longest serving member of Glin Development Association officially unveiled the Glin website, www.glin.info and spoke of her delight at being involved in so many worthy projects over the years in Glin. Thanks to the sponsors, Shakeel from Glin Grub for very generously providing the food at the launch in Conways and Ben Mullane for the Treats on the Trails. Full details and more pictures from both events on www.glin.info

WHIST DRIVE: Whist Drive every Tuesday night at Cloverfield Daycare Centre at 8.30 p.m. All welcome. Results: Ladies: Julia Ryan, Sister Mary. Gents: Mary Sweeney, Joan Lavery. Lowest score: Josephine Dillane. Longest at table: John O Malley

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE: VTOS Open Information Morning on Thursday 9 May 2013, from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. For Adults wishing to return to Education. VTOS – Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme is a second chance education programme for adults over 21 in receipt of a social welfare payment. Details regarding the course and eligibility for the course will be available on the day. For further information please contact the school on 068-21023

VOLUNTEER AMBASSADORS SOUGHT FOR THE GATHERING: As part of The Gathering 2013, Volunteer Ireland is looking for Volunteer Ambassadors for Limerick to provide a warm Irish welcome to visitors during this year’s busy tourist season. This is a fun and exciting opportunity to greet visitors from across the globe and show them why Limerick is one of the best places in the world to visit! Volunteer Ireland is looking for friendly, outgoing and knowledgeable volunteers who aren’t afraid to actively approach visitors and provide information about upcoming Gathering events in the local area. Volunteers must be over 18, have fluent English and should be available to volunteer for one two-hour shift per week (Wednesday to Saturday) between May 24 and August 3. Deadline for application is May 9 2013. For further information see www.volunteer.ie/events/thegathering or call Volunteer Ireland on 01 636 9446.

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS COURSE: West Limerick Resources will be running a Start Your Own Business course in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West on Saturdays May 11 and 18 from 10am-4pm. The course will cover all aspects of how to start your own business. To register for a place contact Morgan on 069 66290 or email mboohan@wlr.ie

WEST LIMERICK CONNECTS: West Limerick Connects is a free phone call service operating out of three Day Care Centres in West Limerick (Abbeyfeale, Glin and Newcastle West). Through this project, phone calls are made to older people who may be living alone, at a fixed time every week to check on their well being and inform them of local events and services. If you or anyone you know, would like to receive a weekly phone call, please contact Irene on 069 66298

TRADITIONAL LIME MORTAR TRAINING: West Limerick Resources will be offering a one week training programme (Monday-Friday, 9.30am-4pm approx) on the use of traditional lime mortar to members of local communities who are interested in undertaking simple conservation and repair work at historic sites (such as graveyards) subject to the necessary permission and guidance of Limerick County Council Archaeologist. This hands—on training initiative is free to those interested in becoming involved in conservation and enhancement work. Limited places available. Registration essential. Venue and dates of training to be confirmed. Contact Suzanne on 069 79114 or email srowley@wlr.ie for a registration form.