April Mona Newsletter

___________April Staplestown News___________


The mobile library will visit Staplestown (at school car park ) on Thursday 6th and 20th April from 11.50 am - 12.30

Can recycling

This recycling ventures is proving to be a popular environmental initive .The two can banks situated at the car park in Staplestown are almost full again . We urge everyone to continue to deposit their cans here thus doing a little to help the recycling issue.

St. Kevins lotto

The large lotto amount of over £6000 was recently won by a very lucky gentleman in our midst. The lotto now stands at £1,200. The draw takes place every Monday night in Staplestown.

Staplestown Community Council

The next meetings of the Staplestown community council will take place on Monday 10th April and Monday 24th April at 8pm in the Bord na Mona offices, Timahoe works. All are welcome to attend.

Coffee Morning

Anne Smyth is holding a coffee morning at her house on Wednesday 3rd May starting at 10.00am. All proceeds go to paying the airfare etc to enable a young girl from Chernobyl to holiday here for 3 and a half weeks during the summer . The same girl Anne and her family cared for will be arriving here in July.

Sale of Work

Items are being sought for a sale of work being held on Sunday May 14th from 2.00pm onwards in St.Kevins clubhouse. Proceeds go towards airfares for other Chernobyl children coming to this area in July. All airfares and expenses are paid by the host families. If you have items to be collected please contact N. Walsh at 869138 or M. Murphy at 869416

Ladies Gaelic

Don’t forget that there is now a ladies gaelic team in force and training commences each Wednesday evening at 5.30pm in St. Kevins grounds. Even at this early stage a couple of matches have already been played away from home. For more information contact Bernard Owens at 863676

The day was dawning,
The date was at hand.
I was due to retire,
The party was planned.
I dressed like a lady,
And enjoyed all the fun.
My employment was ending,
My life had begun.
I do what I want,
Whenever I please.
I feel very happy,
My mind is at ease.
I can sit if I wish,
I can walk or just stand.
And pray God doesn’t call me,
Till I’ve done all I’ve planned
Mary O ‘ Donoghue



The Lee School of Irish Dancing hold classes in Lucan and Blanchardstown and are now opening a new class in St Kevin’s GAA in Staplestown on Monday’s at 6.30 pm. The school has been established for ten years and pupils are trained from beginners to open world standard. Michelle Lee is a qualified dance teacher and adjudicator and a member of An Comhdhail Múinteoirí Na Ríncí Gaelacha.

The Lee School is proud to have many Dublin, Leinster and All England titles holders in the class. Most recently

Grace Power and Orla McNerney both Lucan girls took the Millennium Leinster Championship titles under age 9 and 12 respectively, which were held, in the National Basketball Arena.

Grace age 8 has won this title for the second year in succession and also holds the 1999 All-England title. Orla age 11 has now been victorious for the fourth year in succession. Orla also holds Dublin and All-England titles.

Each year members of the class travel abroad. This year from 19th to 23rd of July 32 members of the class will perform at the 37th International European Festival, which is being held in Denmark. The Lee School is one of two groups representing Ireland in the 2000 festival.

Zara Curtis and Lynsey Clemenger both senior pupils will be jetting off to Missouri USA shortly to dance on stage for six weeks. Both girls were delighted to have been chosen for this prestigious tour. Upon their return these girls and other pupils from the class will perform in their "Celtic Rhythms" show in the Rupert Guinness Theatre in May.

For more information:

Contact Michelle 01 6240603 or 087 2453490


The AGM of the MONA Newsletter will take place on Tuesday 11th April at 9.00pm in St. Kevin’s Clubhouse. All are invited to come along.

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