Tir Na Mona was successful in it's recent application
for funding to the Department of Social, Community and Family
affairs to run a Computer Course.
We will shortly be in touch with all those who expressed an
interest in this course with details of dates and times.
If you are interested in doing this course please contact Morna
at the Tir Na Mona office
at 045 869977.
Don't forget that night classes will be starting
in the local secondary schools this month. Contact St. Farnan's,
Prosperous, tel 045-868152 or Scoil Mhuire, Clane tel 045-868121
for course details and times.
There is a vacancy for a fulltime
Deli Hand in Clane. The hours are 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday to
Experience desirable but not necessary. Contact the OAK office
at 045-861183 for further details.
ALLEN AREA CE PROJECT
There is a vacancy for a caretaker
in Caragh Community Centre under the Community Employment Scheme.
Applicants must be aged 25 years or over and in receipt of unemployment
payment, lone parent family payment for at least 12 months or
be an adult dependent of an eligible long-term unemployed person
or be in receipt of a widow/widower's contributory or non-contributory
pension. Contact Deidre Morrin at 045-870268 for further details.
Kildare County Enterprise Board have a number of
courses commencing in September for Owners, Staff and Management
of Small Businesses in County Kildare.
They will also be hosting a seminar
and workshop on the Euro. For a full list of courses and dates
contact Grainne McDonnell, Kildare County Enterprise Board,
The Woods, Clane.
BUS ROUTE EXTENDED
Members of Timahoe Community Development
Council captured an historic moment on camera when they boarded
the first ever public transport bus in Staplestown and headed
for Dublin, on Monday, 3rd. September.
Consultations with Bus Eireann and Timahoe Council began last
March, to extend the Coill Dubh service to include Timahoe.
Dick Burke (Bus Eireann ) conveyed
the glad tidings that a daily service ( Mon.- Fri.) would be
provided, commencing Mon. 3rd. September. Bus departs Staplestown
at 11.10 a.m., turning at the Stores to link back into the established
Coill Dubh route.
Bus departs from Dublin at 3.30 p.m., reaching Staplestown at
4.30 p.m. approx.
A revised timetable will be available
on 16th. Sept. showing these developments and also the extension
of the service from Edenderry to Tullamore.
We would like to take this opportunity to express a sincere
vote of thanks to Dick Burke for his genuine interest in pursuing
this matter and for his enthusiastic representations on behalf
of the people of Timahoe and Staplestown.
We would also urge as many people as possible to use this new
service so as to make it a success.
Are you aged between 18 and 65,
looking for a challenge and a chance to learn new skills and
make new friends? Have you considered Civil Defence? Kildare
Civil Defence will be starting training classes in St. Farnan's
Post Primary School this Autumn. Learn First Aid and Rescue
Skills. For further information contact Paddy Maher at 087-2582320
I hope all our members had an
enjoyable summer. We have our next meeting on Thursday 6th September
at 9 pm. The main focus of this meeting will be planning for
the next few months. Thankfully we were successful in our application
to the Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs for
a grant to run personal development courses. Remember our meetings
are usually held on the first Thursday of the month at 9 pm.,
in Kelly's Hob, Timahoe. I hope to see all of our existing members
returning and new members are always welcome.
Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)
The allowance is payable to people who wish to pursue approved
second or third level courses of education. BTEA is not an unemployment
payment. Participants receive a standard rate of payment which
is not means tested.
If you are signing for unemployment
'credits' only, you may qualify to participate in the scheme
but you will not receive an allowance. From September 2001 the
BTEA scheme is being extended to people who are aged between
18 and 20 and who have been out of the formal education system
for at least 2 years. To qualify under this option of the BTEA
scheme a person must, immediately prior to commencing the first
year of an approved course of study be: Aged between 18 and
In receipt of Unemployment Assistance,
Unemployment Benefit or One-Parent Family Payment for at least
6 months. Periods spent on FAS Training Courses, FAS Job Initiative,
Youthreach, Job Start or Job Assist can count towards the 6
month qualifying period.
Out of the formal education system
for at least 2 years. Attending an approved full-time day course
of study at a recognised institute of education. How to Apply
For application forms and more information contact Information
Service, Dept.of Social, community and Family Affairs, Aras
Mhic Dhiarmada, Store Street, Dublin 1. Tel 01- 8748444 This
option applies only to early school leavers. All other applicants
for BTEA must be at least 21 years of age.
TABLE OF EVENTS
IN THE COMMUNITY
16th Sept Beat the Back
to School Blues, Kelly's, Timahoe, 3-5 pm
26th Sept Last date for articles for the October issue
of the MONA
28th Sept Table Quiz, Kelly's Lounge, Timahoe, 9.30
4th Oct Fashion Show in Dowling's, Prosperous, 8 pm.
16th Oct Timahoe Community Dev. Council AGM, Kelly's
Lounge, Timahoe, 8pm
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
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.
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.