The Tir na Mona local
area group A.G.M.s will be taking place over the next few
weeks so please support them in each of the areas.
Our Tir Na Mona A.G.M. of the umbrella group representing
all areas will be on in November. The date and venue will
be announced nearer the time. We would like all areas to attend
this important event in our community. We need more members
to carry out all the tasks of making our community a better
place to live.
We would especially welcome people with practical or business
skills to come forward. We also invite new residents to come
along. Being involved in the community is an excellent way
of getting to know your neighbours and putting something into
the area where you have decided to make your home.
Think community and work for the common good. Support your
community and the business that advertise in Mona.
All card players
please note that on Friday 26th October a Poker Classic will
be held in Kelly's of Timahoe. Proceeds are going to the Timahoe
School Building Fund.
Anyone over 50 interested in
joining a group who will meet once a week to use computers
to send e-mails and surf the net should phone ACDAL on 045-870804.
(It is hoped that training will be grant aided.)
Congratulations and the best
of good wishes to Sean Flannery, Staplestown, on being nominated
for the Kildare Person of the Year awards. Sean is well known
in the locality for his very active involvement in many facets
of community life. As well as running a successful family
business, Sean is a founder member of Tir na Mona Community
Development Council and has represents Tir na Mona on the
North West Kildare Development Company.
Sean is also a member of the Community and Voluntary Forum
and represents the Community and Voluntary Forum on the Economic
Planning & Development Strategic Policy Committee of Kildare
County council. Sean is a member and sponsor of St. Kevin's.
G.A.A. club and a member of St. Mochua's Historical Society,
the North West Kildare Environment Protection Group, the list
goes on…... Over the years Sean has worked tirelessly to improve
every aspect of life in the community and we wish him the
best of luck at the Awards Night in the Keadeen hotel on the
Due to the positive response
to last Summer's Art Camp, Dan young is organising a series
of art Classes for students aged seven to fifteen. Skills
in pencil, charcoal, pastel and pen and ink drawing will be
taught. Ink wash, watercolour, basic and advanced painting
techniques will also be developed. Classes will take place
at St. Kevin's G.A.A. hall in Staplestown each Saturday starting
on the 6th of October. Classes will run from 10.00 a.m. to
11.00 a.m. tuition for each student will be £3.50 per student
per class and will include materials. For more information
and to reserve a place contact Dan or Clare Young at 045-863665
or 087 6992894.
Classes in St.
Farnans Post Primary school every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.
Some reasons you should join:
Learn a variety of skills
Search and Rescue techniques
Correct manual handling methods
Use of hand and power tools in rescue
Basic fire control skills And use of extinguishers
Take part as a volunteer in
Community Activities including:
Stewarding at local Community Activities
Providing First Aid Cover for local events
Aid the Gardai in Search and Rescue
Are you interested
Paddy Maher 087-2582320
or Sheila Walsh, St Farnans PPS , Prosperous, 045-868152.
If, as you enjoy
your Autumnal walks, admiring the changing hues, you spot
a BUS EIREANN bus cruising towards you, don't panic….. It's
not a mirage. History was made on September 3rd when the first
ever public transport bus arrived to serve the Timahoe, Donadea,
Staplestown area. In a matter of minutes, a difficulty was
pinpointed. The proposed turning point in Staplestown was
considered a traffic hazard and deemed unsuitable. St. Kevin's
G.A.A. rushed to the rescue, permitting the bus to turn in
it's grounds, as a temporary solution. That provided valuable
breathing space to review the situation. A loop route was
decided upon, eliminating the necessity to turn. The 11.00
am. bus now picks up at Kelly's, Roche's, Connolly's, turns
into Staplestown and completes the loop at "the Stores". The
return bus leaves Dublin at 3.00 p.m.
Great praise is due to two worthy ambassadors of Bus Eireann...
Dick Burke and Ray Collins, who presented and supported our
case, who pursued the matter with interest, energy and enthusiasm
and who were as pleased as we were with the successful outcome.
Special mention must also be made of our own worthy ambassador,
Pat Flaherty, who met the bus twice daily, helped iron out
the teething problems and smooth the hiccoughs. Thanks Pat.
To ensure that this service continues, we have to avail
of it and encourage our friends to "catch the bus and call
in to visit".
The newly introduced Public Transport
service ,which serves Timahoe, Donadea and Staplestown, has
received official sanction from Bus Eireann. To ensure that
this service continues the local community councils urge commuters
to avail of and support it, whenever possible. The bus runs
Monday - Friday. The revised timetable will be available soon.
Listed below are the official
times, as provided by Bus Eireann.
Dublin: 10.00 a.m.
Celbridge: 10.30 a.m.
Straffan: 10.40 a.m.
Clane: 10.50 a.m.
Prosperous: 11.00 a.m.
Coolcarrigan: 11.07 a.m.
Timahoe ( Kelly's): 11.09 a.m.
Derry ( Roches): 11.11 a.m.
Ballagh (Connolly's): 11.13 a.m.
Staplestown: 11.17 a.m. (departs 11.20 a.m.)
Corduff: 11.23 a.m.
Prosperous: 11.30 a.m.
Clane: 11.40 a.m.
Dublin : 3.00 p.m.
Staplestown: 4.20 p.m.
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 – Don’t leave your car unlocked .
Don’t 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. Let’s 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 & district Donadea- Iggi Callaghan 869409
Tiermoghan - Dolores Kennedy 869206
Or the Tir Na Mona office at - 869977
Or your local Garda station or 999.
OF EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY
Oct Timahoe Community Dev. Council
AGM, 8 p.m. in Kelly's, Timahoe.
21st Oct Final date for Crossword Entries.
25th Oct Donadea Art Group Exhibition, 7.30 p.m.
in Ballagh House, Donadea.
26th Oct Poker Classic in aid of Timahoe N.S. in
31st Oct Active Age Group meets in Kelly's, Timahoe.
31st Oct Last date for articles for the November
issue of the MONA.
2nd Nov Table Quiz in Kelly's, Timahoe.
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, Mary Murphy 869416.
Timahoe, Hugh Maher.
Timahoe, Bernard Owens 863676.
Coill Dubh, Rosaleen 860023 (school).
Donadea, Bernadette Crean 869118.
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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