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____________ March Editorial _____________
Dolores Kennedy, Chairperson

The " Friends of Donadea Forest " Public Forum held in St Kevin's Clubhouse Staplestown on Tuesday 26th February was an outstanding success. The ideas and suggestions for the future use of the yard, tower, walled gardens and out buildings will be taken on board by the group. I would like to thank the " Friends of Donadea Forest " committee for organising this forum. Their efforts, at long last, may be about to pay off.
Tir na Mona are having a float in the Naas Parade on Easter Sunday 31st March. Any groups interested in taking part please contact Morna on 045-869977.
People who are unable to attend meetings but would like to express their view on whatever relevant issues may now write to "Mona", St Kevin's Clubhouse, Staplestown, Donadea. Don't forget Saturday 9th March is the Tir na Mona area Clean-Up day. We need all the support we can muster to show we care about our environment and the areas where we live. See you there !

This initiative is supported by Kildare County Council.

Tir na Mona will have a float in the Naas Parade on Easter Sunday 31st March. Any group, in our area, interested in taking part please contact the Tir na Mona Office on 045-869977.

People who may lack time to attend the various meetings in their areas, but who may wish to express their views on issues relevant to them, may now write to "LETTERS", Mona Newsletter, St. Kevin's Clubhouse, Staplestown, Donadea, Naas.

Don't forget that the Timahoe Ladies Walking Club meets every night at 8.0 p.m. at Kelly's Pub. If you like to walk be there.

Timahoe Drama Works meets every Saturday as follows:

6 - 8 yrs 2.30 - 3.30 p.m.
9 - 15 yrs 4.00 - 5.30 p.m.

The Bus Eireann bus to Dublin leaves Kelly's Pub every day at 11.05, Ballagh at 11.10 and Staplestown at 11.20. The return bus leaves Busaras at 3.00 p.m.

The parent's and toddlers group continue to meet on Tuesday mornings from 9.30 - 12.30 in the Drama room at Elaine Kane's. Everyone welcome.


Blessed are they who understand
My faltering step and trembling hand

Blessed are they who looked away
When I spilt the cup of tea today

Blessed are they, with a cheery smile
Who stopped to chat for a little while

Blessed are they who never say
"You told that story twice today"

Blessed are they who know the ways
To bring back memories of yesterdays

Blessed are they who make it known
That I am loved and not alone.


Pray don't find fault with the man who limps,
Or stumbles along the road.
Unless you have the shoes he wears
Or struggle beneath his load.

For there may be tacks in his shoes that hurt,
Though hidden from view.
And the burden he bears, placed on your back,
Might cause you to stumble too.

Don't be harsh with the man who sins,
Or pelt him with words or stones.
Unless you are sure. Yes, doubly sure,
That you have no sins of your own.

For you know perhaps if the tempters voice.
Should whisper as soft to you.
As it did to him when he went astray,
It might cause you to stagger too.

Poem submitted by Molly Donoghue


NEIGHBOURS! We want to alert you to the fact that there is a rash of petty thievery happening in the community at the moment. Remember to take sensible precautions against the opportunistic thief Ė Donít leave your car unlocked . Donít leave valuables in plain sight in your car. Rremember to check your doors and windows are closed when you leave the house and last thing at night. Letís watch out for each other and especially for the more vulnerable in the community. We can nip this in the bud if we are vigilant. If you see anything suspicous contact your local community alert group

  • Timahoe Paddy Maher 087-2582320
  • Coill Dubh John Roddy 860354
  • Staplestown James Egan 869564
  • Donadea Iggi Callaghan 869409 & district Donadea/ Dolores Kennedy 869206 Tiermoghan Or the Tir Na Mona office at 869977
  • Or your local Garda station or 999.


  • 9th Mar Area Clean-ups
  • 9th Mar Staplestown Table Quiz, St Kevins, 9.00 p.m.
  • 17th Mar Active Age Social, Kelly's
  • 22nd Mar Anti-dump meeting, Kellly's 8.30 p.m.
  • 23rd Mar KELT Environment Workshop, Rathangan
  • 27th Mar Final date for articles for April issue of MONA
  • 28th Mar Timahoe, Table Quiz, Kelly's, 9.45 p.m.
  • 3rd April St. Mochua Hist Soc talk, Kelly's, Timahoe
  • 5th April Anti-dump Race Night, Kelly's, Timahoe, 8.30 p.m.

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 69977

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

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.

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