September, month of fruit, berries,
harvest time, with summer over, and Kildare Leinster Champions once again! - Well done to
the men in white. Congratulations to all who completed the Leaving Cert., we wish you well
in your quest for a place in College, or the commencement of a career.
With schools open again, we would to
remind road users to be extra careful, as our roads become busier, especially at school
starting and finishing times.
Details of our Parish Mission are featured
in this edition. Check the days and times of the Mission Ceremonies listed herein. All are
invited to participate in the Mission.
All areas (Coill Dubh, Donadea,
Staplestown, Timahoe) will hold their respective AGMs this month (Sept.). We would urge
all of you to attend, especially new residents and young people. Check locally for when
your area AGM takes place.
This month the MONA has been produced with
the help of ACDAL and in particular Ian Donald, who have made computer facilities
available to us in Allenwood. This means that more people can get involved in the
production of the Newsletter so if you are interested contact Morna at 869977. New
contributors of articles are always welcome also, as are contributions from the children.
The Tir Na Mona Umbrella Group will hold
its AGM next month. Details of this event will appear in the October edition of
Mona. Until then we wish you all well.
Liam Holton Chairperson, Tir Na
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
Tir Na Mona
On Sunday 3rd
September Tir Na Mona will hold its Millennium Celebration in Donadea Forest Park.
The day starts at 3.00 p.m. with the
Official Launch of the new Forest Walks by Mr. Charlie McCreevy,
T.D., Minister for Finance. The Walks are
a tribute to the dedication and hard work of the "Friends of the Forest" section
of Tir Na Mona, in co-operation with and funding from Coillte, KELT and Kildare Co.
The celebrations continue with "The
Aylmers through the Ages"; music; poetry readings; set dancing, and a 1798 enactment.
The Kildare County Orchestra will play during the afternoon; there will also be an art
exhibition plus much, much more.
Tir Na Mona invites everyone in the
community to come along and enjoy the day.
Bring a picnic and have a great day out
with your friends and neighbours
Tir Na Mona will soon be
able to offer a photocopying service to the community at its new office in St.
Kevins, Staplestown. Contact Morna at 869977 for details.
Its that time of the year again
when evening courses start up.
Some courses to look out for are those
offered by the V.E.C. in their Post Primary schools around the county. (contact St.
Farnans, Prosperous at 868152 for courses availabe locally or Kildare V.E.C. in Naas
at 866309 for details of courses county wide.)
Scoil Mhuire in Clane are also offering a
range of courses, ph 868121.
Kildare County Enterprise Board has a
series of programmes to help people with setting up and running their own businesses.
Details are available from Kildare County Enterprise Board at The Woods, Clane, Tel:
Teagasc are running a 20 hr course for
farm women in Athy, starting 12th Sept. Details from Teagasc in Naas 7 Athy.
On the employment front OAK Employment services are
advertising a number of vacancies. Contact the OAK office at 861183 for details.
ATTENTION ALL CHILDREN
Do you have a scary Halloween
story. Why not send it to the MONA for the November issue. Sharpen those pencils and
get cracking! Contact Morna before 27th October if you have a SPOOKY
STORY for us.
Table of Events, in the Community
25th Aug Timahoe Table Quiz, Kelly's Bar,
3rd Sept Tir Na Mona Millennium Celebration,
7th Sept Newtown & Donadea Senior Citizens
12th Sept Donadea Dev. Council AGM,
Connollys, Ballagh , 8.30pm
24th Sept Parish Jubilee Mission, 24th Sept 1st Oct
26th Sept Staplestown Dev. Council AGM, St Kevin's
21st Sept Mobile Library in Staplestown, 11.50
27th Sept Final date for Oct issue of MONA
29th Sept Timahoe Table Quiz, Kellys Bar,
5th Oct Mobile Library in Staplestown, 11.50
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
September issue was put together by Hugh & Aonghus Maher and Gavin Butler.
you have an article 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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