October Mona Newsletter

_________October Staplestown News________

National Schools - Girls Football Team

Training has resumed in Coill Dubh (behind Grogans butchers) each Wednesday evening from 5.30 – 7.00 pm. After completion of a recent GAA foundation course we now have the following people involved in our training programme – Glenda and Niamh Dowling, Paula Delany, Sinead Cox, Sinead Casey, Brendan Browne and Bernard Owens. Brigid Carroll and Maureen Barnes look after boys’ training. For more information contact Bernard Owens at 863676.

Battery Recycling

Kildare County Council have recently started a battery recycling scheme in all primary school’s within the county -Coill Dubh, Timahoe and Staplestown included.. This facility is only for small batteries at the moment. Therefore if you have used batteries you might wish to enquire about recycling facilities at your local school or ask any primary going school child about the scheme.

Irish Dancing

Irish Dancing continues in St. Kevins hall, Staplestown each Monday evening from 6.30pm. – 7.30pm. New members always welcome.


All the parents, past and present pupils, members of Mona and the local community extend warmest congratulations to Mary Cook McCarty on her appointment as Principal to Newtown School Kilcock. We will all be very sad on her departure but know how lucky we’ve been to her as a teacher in Scoil Naomh Mhuire for the past seventeen years and we know how valued her principalship will be in Newtown.

Can Recycling

Please continue to deposit your beverage cans into the can banks situated in the school car park in Staplestown. The latest cheque has just been received from the recycling


Staplestown Development Council A G M scheduled for 26th September has been postponed to Tuesday 10th October at 8.00p.m in St. Kevins Hall. .All are welcomed to attend.

Moblie Library

The mobile library will visit Staplestown (at school car park) on the following dates: Thurs 12th Oct, Thurs 26th Oct, 10 between 11..50 and 12..30 pm.

For Sale: Golf balls; contact Darren at 087 6550738 – evenings only.

Unwanted Eye Glasses

Do you have any reading glasses in your home which are no longer of any use to you? There are thousands of people in the developing world who badly need glasses but they cannot get to see doctors or go to a hospital (If there is one within a hundred mile radius). There is a fling eye hospital which operates this extremely useful service and they would extremely grateful to receive any glasses no longer needed by you. For further information / collection or delivery.


Mary Murphy, Clane, will be visiting the area of Chernobyl in Russia in the near future. A container load of goods for distribution to schools in the area is being prepared. Tinned or packet food, excluding peas and beans, is needed as is disinfectant, medical supplies toiletries including soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, cotton wool, cough bottles, plasters and “over the counter” painkillers. The contact number for further details is (045) 869416.

Race night funraiser

Staplestown / Cooleragh and Newtown / Donadea Senior Citizens Committee are organising a joint fundraiser on Friday 10th November in Connollys of Ballagh. The racing starts at 9.00pm. Lend your hand (and pocket) to a worthy cause by supporting this fundraiser and having great craic in the process.

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