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_____________June Editorial ___________
Dolores Kennedy, Chairperson


The Parent & Toddler group is taking a break for the summer and we hope they all have a great summer.


Don't forget that Bus Eireann has a service running Monday to Friday at the following times: Departs Kelly's, Timahoe 11.05am; Connolly's, Ballagh 11.10am Staplestown Church 11.20am. The return bus leaves Busaras at 3pm.


Timahoe Ladies Club will be continuing their walking over the next few months, meeting every evening at Kelly's Pub, Timahoe at 8 pm.


Timahoe Drama Works is taking a well-deserved break for the summer after the great efforts they put into their shows in the spring. We hope Elaine, Fidelma, all the members, and everyone who helped out during the year have a great summer.


The scouts and beavers are taking a break for the summer. We hope all the members and all the leaders who have worked so hard over the past months have a great summer.


When I ask you to listen to me
And you start giving me advice,
you have not done what I asked.

When I ask you to listen to me
And you begin to tell me why
I shouldn't feel that way
you are trampling on my feelings.

When I ask you to listen to me
and you feel you have to do something to solve my problem,
you have failed me,
strange as it may seem.

Listen - All I asked was that you listen,
Not talk or do, just hear me.
I can do for myself - I am not helpless
maybe discouraged and faltering but not helpless.

When you do something for me
that I can and need to do for myself
you contribute to my fear and inadequacy.

But when you accept as a simple fact
that I do feel what I feel, no matter how irrational
then I can stop trying to convince you
and get about this business of understanding what's
behind this irrational feeling.

When that's clear,
the answers are obvious and I don't need advice.
Irrational feelings make more sense
when we understand what's behind them.

Perhaps that's why prayer works
sometimes, for some people -
because God is mute and doesn't give advice or try to fix things.
God just listens and lets you work it out for yourself.

So please listen and just hear me.
and if you want to talk, wait a minute for your turn -
and I'll listen to you.

  • Sun 23rd June Timahoe Field Day, Timahoe N.S., 2.30pm.
  • Wed 26th June Final date for articles for the July issue of the MONA.
  • Fri 28th June Pilgrimage to St. Peter's Well, 7pm.
  • Fri 28th June Table Quiz, Kelly's Pub, 9.30 pm.
  • Sun 7th July Bog Day, Derryvarogue Bog 3pm.


Articles for the MONA Newsletter can now be dropped into the Tir Na Mona office at St. Kevin's G.A.A. club, Staplestown.

Tel: 045 869977
E-mail: tirnamon@gofree.indigo.ie

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.

If you have an article, advertisement or news item you would like to include in this newsletter, please contact:

Staplestown Sean Flannery
Timahoe Pat Flaherty 863701
Coill Dubh Mary Larkin 860837
Donadea Dolores Kennedy 869206
Email pgmhr@indigo.ie

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.

Thank you.