Pictured at Glin Christmas Fair 2019, are Tarbert Comprehensive Transition Year students, Orla Horgan and Emily Rose Culhane. Pictures: Enya McIntyre/ ilovelimerick
Glin welcomes the festive season with their annual Christmas Fair, Saturday, December 7
The town of Glin in West Limerick kicked off the festive season, Saturday, December 7 with their annual Christmas fair taking place.
The local community hall, Ceol Corbrai was transformed into a Winter Wonderland with an array of stalls ranging from baked goods to knitted clothing accompanied by music from local musicians and downtown, filled with the commotion of horses and livestock.
The Christmas fair has become much of a tradition for the people of Glin and transition year students alike. Over the years, students from the neighbouring secondary school of Tarbert Comprehensive, have made Glin Christmas Fair their stomping ground for selling their Transition Year Enterprise projects.
This year, students, Emilie Rose Culhane and Orla Horgan stole the show with their hot chocolate sets consisting of a mug, sachets of hot chocolate, marshmallows and a spoon- the perfect stocking filler and treat for cold winter evenings!
If in search of a treat to accompany your hot cocoa, you certainly were in the right place as directly across from Orla and Emilie was local baker, Máire Reidy of ‘Cácaí le Máire’, selling Christmas cakes, buns and other tasty treats.
Glins Men’s Shed were also present selling bird feeders, houses and other goods, accompanied by Betty Guern of Ballyduff selling handmade knitwear, Jim O’Brien of Ballyhahill selling O’Brien’s cheese and many more.
On leaving the hall, sounds of the horses and livestock filled the air. People from near and wide come to buy and sell at the annual fair. One such young lady was Zoey Linares from France who is on an exchange in Ireland, working on a horse-farm with Sarah McNamara and ventured to Glin to help out with the fair.
Speaking of the annual fair, Máire Reidy said, “I’ve been doing the fair for years now, it’s become a tradition in our house. It marks the start of Christmas and is a great way to support local when buying your Christmas gifts”.
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