June 15

Ellen McSweeney

Reporter:

Ellen McSweeney

GLIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Visit to Scattery Island, Sunday, 18 August 2013. Meet at Glin Church Car Park at 10:30am and take Tarbert to Killimer ferry at 11am. Maximise passenger numbers in cars for Tarbert ferry (Car E28 return) so car with five people less than E6 each. Visit the Colleen Bawn monument and then her grave at Old Burrane Graveyard. Proceed to Kilrush for coffee break before taking the ScatteryIsland ferry at 1pm. After a short boat trip we will be met by our OPW guides Stephen and Margaret. Return from Scattery at 4pm. Please bring drinks and food for the three hours on Scattery as apart from toilets there are few facilities. Wear strong walking shoes/boots and bring sun cream and rain coats to cover the Irish Summer. Numbers on boat limited, so to reserve place book with Rosemary Daly (087) 6296439. rosemarydalyie@gmail.com E15 fee payable prior to trip (E7 under 16).

GLIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Visit to Scattery Island, Sunday, 18 August 2013. Meet at Glin Church Car Park at 10:30am and take Tarbert to Killimer ferry at 11am. Maximise passenger numbers in cars for Tarbert ferry (Car E28 return) so car with five people less than E6 each. Visit the Colleen Bawn monument and then her grave at Old Burrane Graveyard. Proceed to Kilrush for coffee break before taking the ScatteryIsland ferry at 1pm. After a short boat trip we will be met by our OPW guides Stephen and Margaret. Return from Scattery at 4pm. Please bring drinks and food for the three hours on Scattery as apart from toilets there are few facilities. Wear strong walking shoes/boots and bring sun cream and rain coats to cover the Irish Summer. Numbers on boat limited, so to reserve place book with Rosemary Daly (087) 6296439. rosemarydalyie@gmail.com E15 fee payable prior to trip (E7 under 16).

HISTORICAL AND HERITAGE DAY: out for all the Family on Sunday 16 June. Registration from 2pm at St. Fergus National School Glin. There will be a ‘Historical Walk and Talk’ for all the generations lead by local historians – Tom Donovan and friends – who will bring us all on a visit to the Castle Gardens and sites of historical interest around our village. Some of the work completed by Glin Development Association Tidy Towns committee during the year will also be highlighted. The children will have a quiz to do along the way. (All children to be accompanied by an adult). ‘Bring and Show’ will also take place following the walk to give everyone an opportunity to show any Memorabilia/Photos/Objects that you may have at home which might be of interest to others. Glin Historical Society will be at the school hall to chat with you and can record items for the archives. ‘Local Interviews’ have been recorded by our 5th and 6th class students, which they carried out with their family, friends and neighbours and will be displayed around the school hall. Prizes sponsored by Glin Historical Society. This is a Fund Raising Event by St. Fergus National School Parents Council. Registration (E5/Family) or donation to School Fund at St. Fergus National School Glin. Tea/Coffee/Refreshments in school hall following the walk. Hope to see you all there whatever the weather!

CYBER BULLYING TALK: parents of 5th and 6th class pupils are invited to talk on Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying presented by John Mills Education Development Officer with Barnardos, on this Thursday 13 June at 7.30pm in St Fergus National School.

GLIN BABY TODDLER GROUP: made a deposit to Barnardos in the amount of E529 for the Toddle Walk that took place on May 23. Thank you to everyone that made a donation and a special thank you to those that donated money from Cloverfield. We are open every Thursday morning from 10am til 12 noon. Refreshments provided for adults and children, E3 per family - everyone welcome. Please visit www.facebook.com/glinbabytoddlergroup for upto date information and photos.

BALLYGOUGHLAN SCHOOL REUNION: are hosting a Table Quiz this Friday evening 14 June at 10pm in O’Shaughnessy’s Bar. 4 per table at E20 per table. Raffle on the night and spot prize. Everyone welcome.

MISS WEST LIMERICK 2013: On the 5 July in the Devon Inn at 8pm West Limerick 102fm are to host a night to crown the first Miss West Limerick 2013. In a night that will reflect all that is good about West Limerick young women it promises to be a night for the ages. “West Limerick 102fm celebrates life in West Limerick; nights like the Best of the West, the Country Music Awards, and now Miss West Limerick all aim to do just that” said Joe McGill Co-Manager at West Limerick 102fm. So how do you become the next Miss West Limerick? Well each contestant is entered on behalf of a business or community group at a cost of 70 euro. The contestants then are interviewed during the day of July 5 by a judging committee. They are then put through their paces again on stage with a brief chat and perhaps a party piece. Contestants will have to be from or living in the West Limerick area and be aged between 18-28 years of age up to July 5. “Miss West Limerick will reflect the intelligence, compassion and independence of modern Irish women. Miss West Limerick represents the collective aspirations, social responsibilities and ambitions of young women from a variety of communities and backgrounds.” said Connie Broderick Co-Manager at West Limerick 102fm. For further details on Miss West Limerick phone 069 66200 or check out their facebook page or visit westlimerick102fm.com.