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
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
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.
BEATITUDES FOR FRIENDS OF THE AGED
Blessed are they who understand
My faltering step and trembling hand
Blessed are they who looked
When I spilt the cup of tea today
Blessed are they, with a
Who stopped to chat for a little while
Blessed are they who never
"You told that story twice today"
Blessed are they who know
To bring back memories of yesterdays
Blessed are they who make
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
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.
OF EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY
- 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
- 23rd Mar KELT Environment Workshop,
- 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:
|| Pat Flaherty 863701
||Mary Larkin 860837
||Dolores Kennedy 869206