last month has seen a lot of positive events take place in our community. Great relief and
delight was expressed in Kilcock and surrounding areas with the decision by An Bord
Pleanala not to allow the building of the toxic waste incinerator in Kilcock. Great credit
is due to all who worked so hard to ensure the success of the objection.
"Tir Na Monas" community clean up on the 4th
March was also a great success and thank you to all who took part. An article in this
edition gives more details of the event.
Well done to Gail Maher on being elected to
the County Development Board and also to Morna Hosey for her excellent organisation
Our "Friends of the Forest" float took special
prizes in both the Kilcock and Enfield St Patricks day parades. Well done to all the
children who took part.
Its nice to be able to bring good news and as always
we invite you to join up in any of the Tir Na Mona working groups.
Have a nice Easter
Again we entered a float in
the St. Patricks Day Parade in Kilcock and Enfield. This years theme, the
environment and Donadea forest, proved to be a winning combination as we again took prizes
in both parades. The Donadea Bears, Holly and Ivy, the Strawboys, the old woman of the
woods, the children feeding the compost bin.(The compost bin was kindly lent by K.C.C),
the boys carrying our banner, our musician friends and our re-cycling expert all helped
create this fun filled day. A special thanks to those concerned for the use of the lorry
and trailer on the day. We hope to repeat our success at the Easter Parade in Naas
New members are welcome to our Tir
na Mona and local development group meetings. For further information on dates and times
contact Tir na Mona office at 045-870210 Mon. Fri, 10am 5pm
Communnity & Development
West Kildare Co. Ltd. Business Development Training Programme
Self-employment is one possible option for
people interested in rejoining the workforce. In order to facilitate would-be business
people OAK Partnership runs a 6 month Business Development Programme with funding from
The next such course starts on Monday
April 3rd and 12 places are available. If you ever contemplated starting a business this
could be the course for you.
Among the benefits from participation on
this course are:
Trainees receive comprehensive training
for 8 hours a week in each of the 2 weeks of the programme.
Business advice is available from the
course co-ordinator for at least one hour a week. Sufficient time is available for
trainees to do some business over the 6 months and check the viability of their
Trainees receive a FAS Community
Employment payment for the duration of the programme. If you are interested in
participating on or getting more information about this progranune you should contact
Eamonn Henry (Enterprise Support Worker), OAK Enterprises. over the Library. JKL Street
Co. Offaly Tel: 0405-33027 or Jimmy Todd (Enterprise Officer) OAK Partnership, Edenderry
Business Park, Edenderry, Co. Offaly 0405-32688.
Transport is an issue that affects many
groups and individuals in both North Offaly and North West Kildare. OAK Partnership will
be holding a Community Transport Seminar on the Saturday 15th April 2000 in Oaklands
College, Edenderry from 9.30 am. to 100p.m.
The aims of the
1. To provide information and advice to
Community Groups undertaking transport projects/initiatives.
2. To share experience of established
community transport projects with community groups in North Offaly and North West Kildare.
3. To identify pilot projects for funding
under the National Development Plan.
Anyone interested in taking part in this
seminar and would like a booking form please contact Ann Marie Conneely at 045-870573.
Committee Skills Programme
Congratulations to all the participants
who completed the Committee Skills Programme which finished in Robertstown Hotel on
Thursday l6~ March 2000. Well done to all.
Ann Marie Conneely is the new Development
Worker with North West Kildare. She is always available to meet with organisations or
groups and she can help with Applications for funding or any assistance or advice groups
If you would like any information about
our Company please do not hesitate to contact either Ann Marie Conneely or Bernie Hurst at
Table of Events, in the Community
5th April St. Mochuas Hist.
Society lecture, Kellys Bar 8.30p.m.
6th April Mobile Library in Staplestown at 11.15
11th April Mona AGM St Kevins at 9.00 p.m.
15th April OAK transport seminar, Edenderry, 9.30
26th April Mna Na Choille open night, Muintereas Hall, 8
26th April Final date for articles for May issue of MONA
28th April Table Quiz, Kellys Bar, 9 p.m.
3rd May Coffe Morning at Anne Smyths house at 10.00
5th May Poker Classic, Kellys Bar, 9.30 p.m.
7th May Coffee Morning & Bring & Buy, Newtown
14th May Sale of Work in St. Kevins, Staplestown in
aid of To Russia With Love, starting at 2 p.m.
Articles for the MONA Newsletter can now be dropped into the TIR na MONA office in the Bord na Mona
Works, Timahoe. If possible please supply articles on disc in Microsoft Word format. If
you have an event happening during the first week of the month please let us know about it
in time for the previous issue as it take approx. 10 days to produce the MONA. The April issue was put together by David Curtiss, Hugh Maher, Sarah Higgins
Paula Kelly and Lisa Ward.
If you have an
article, advertisement or news item you would like to include in this newsletter, please
Staplestown, Mary Murphy 869416,
Timahoe, Hugh Maher,
Timahoe, Sonia Higgins,
Timahoe, Bernard Owens 863676,
Coill Dubh, Rosaleen 860023 (school),
Donadea, Bernadette Crean 869118,
|The views represented in this Newsletter are not necessarily the
views of the MONA committee. While every attempt is made to print factual information, we
are not responsible for third party information that may be incorrect at time of going to
press. Where errors occur, every attempt will be made to redress and amend. All parties
have the right to reply within the MONA Newsletter.
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