Glin

Ellen McSweeney

Reporter:

Ellen McSweeney

KNOCKDOWN VINTAGE CLUB AND ESTUARY MACRA: are holding a fundraising raffle, Auction and Vintage Run in aid of Aid Cancer Treatment. The prizes include Hotel Breaks, Hampers, Vouchers, Galway Crystal, Perfume etc. The draw will take place on the 23 March in the Knockdown Arms. Signed Kerry and Limerick jerseys and a Munster jersey are among the items to be auctioned on the night. On Sunday 24 March a Vintage Car and Tractor Run along with a Modern Tractor Run organised by Estuary Macra, will take place starting at 12.30pm at the Knockdown Arms, cruising the highways and byways of the locality and returning via Glin Castle to Knockdown where an auction of Silage Bales, Turf, Timber, Motor Accessories etc will take place. Tickets for the Raffle are available in local shops at E2 each or three for E5, or from any member of the above clubs. Your support for this worthy cause would be appreciated. For Vintage enquiries contact Dave 087 2500938 or Patrick 087 2452695. For Macra enquiries contact Patrick 086 0682600.

KNOCKDOWN VINTAGE CLUB AND ESTUARY MACRA: are holding a fundraising raffle, Auction and Vintage Run in aid of Aid Cancer Treatment. The prizes include Hotel Breaks, Hampers, Vouchers, Galway Crystal, Perfume etc. The draw will take place on the 23 March in the Knockdown Arms. Signed Kerry and Limerick jerseys and a Munster jersey are among the items to be auctioned on the night. On Sunday 24 March a Vintage Car and Tractor Run along with a Modern Tractor Run organised by Estuary Macra, will take place starting at 12.30pm at the Knockdown Arms, cruising the highways and byways of the locality and returning via Glin Castle to Knockdown where an auction of Silage Bales, Turf, Timber, Motor Accessories etc will take place. Tickets for the Raffle are available in local shops at E2 each or three for E5, or from any member of the above clubs. Your support for this worthy cause would be appreciated. For Vintage enquiries contact Dave 087 2500938 or Patrick 087 2452695. For Macra enquiries contact Patrick 086 0682600.

WHIST DRIVE: Every Tuesday night at Cloverfield. New players welcome. Ladies: Julia Culhane, Norma McKeon. Gents: Patrick Fennell, Nola Adams. Lowest Score: Mary O Shea. Longest at table: John O Malley. Raffle Winners: Ned Walsh, Anna Costello, Sheila Culhane, John O Malley, Patrick Fennell, Nola Adams.

LIMERICK WEST GIY: with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food will hold its March meeting on Thursday 21 March at 7.00pm sharp in D&M Garden Centre, Croagh with new growers and old hands all welcome. This month’s talk will be given by Chris who will speak about cabbage and their versatility in that they can be harvested all year round by planting different varieties. If you love your greens this talk will be excellent for both the new grower and the experienced old hands. There will also be our first seed / plant swap of the season so please bring any unwanted seeds or excess plants and who knows you might just pick up that seed / plant you have been looking for. There is no need to bring anything if you don’t have spares and you can still take what you see during the swap. GIY’s vision is for a healthier, more connected and more sustainable world where people grow their own food. The organisation brings people together in community groups and online to inspire and empower them to grow vegetables. More information from www.giyireland.com.

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL PARENTS ASSOCIATION: would like to thank all those who supported our Fashion show. We apologise for the short notice with the change of venue which made it difficult for some people to attend. The success of this event is dependent on the support of the parents and the goodwill and support of the local businesses in our community for which we are most grateful. “Go raibh mile maith agaibh”.

GLIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The next meeting of Glin Historical Society will be held this Thursday March 21 at Cloverfield at 8 p.m. As always everybody is welcome.

GLIN DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION LTD: Parish Website www.glin.info. At a recently held meeting which was attended by local clubs and organisations of the parish, the new parish website www.glin.info was introduced and explained to the meeting. Final adjustments are underway and any group who has not been contacted and are interested in logging in to our new parish website should contact Glin Development immediately. The official launch of our website will take place at Conways on Easter Sunday night at 9.00 p.m. All are welcome.

GLIN HERITAGE WALKS: The official launch of our Glin Heritage Walks Brochure will take place at Conways on Easter Sunday night. Our Heritage Walks, namely “The Path”, “Knockerana”, and “The Knights Walk” compare with our finest in Ireland and are a fantastic amenity for locals and visitors alike. An organised “Easter Bunny Family Walk” is organised for Easter Sunday at 3pm and there will be a special treat for all the children who join in the fun.

CRIMINAL ACTIVITY IN GLIN: A public meeting will be held on Monday 25 of March at 8pm in Cloverfield Daycare Centre to inform the public of the progress made to date to solve the criminal activities which have occurred in Glin over the past few months. A huge crowd attended the initial meeting which was held some weeks ago. The people expressed their anger and frustration that the same people who have committed the crimes over the past few years have not been brought to justice. Chief Superintendent D. Sheahan, Henry St., Chief Inspector P. Reidy, Askeaton Garda Station and all party politicians will attend and it is important that a large attendance is present to express our outrage and concerns about the on-going and escalating criminal activity which has people in Glin living in fear. We need to address and solve this problem once and for all. We owe it to our older generation who are afraid in their homes and we need to create a safe environment for our children. We hope to launch a text alert security system throughout the parish over the next few weeks. This system is operating in other parishes around the country and proved very effective in combating crime.

ENROLMENT FORMS: Enrolment Forms for Scholl year 2013/2014 are now available from our two local Primary Schools, Ballyguiltenane National and St Fergus’ National Schools.