March Mona Newsletter

_________ March Timahoe News_________

The Christmas Table Quiz in Timahoe NS was both enjoyable and successful. This prompted us to host an Easter quiz and, even as we go to print, questions are being gathered to challenge the senior pupils.

Our monthly Table Quiz, in Kelly’s Bar, Timahoe, will roll along in March, on the last Friday, the 30th, with Ann and Jimmy Smythe sharing the hot seat and taking the flak, following the pace set by Trish and Clare Kelly in February……. what a challenging night that was! Thinking caps were well and truly dusted off! Claire posed the questions, while Trish kept score. Thanks, ladies, for keeping us all on the edge of our seats…. each presenter adds their own touch to the quiz. This, in turn, adds variety and interest. I wonder what Jimmy and Ann have in store for us in March? I believe Emily has begun researching for April! We greatly appreciate all the presenters, for their time, effort and their personal commitment in making our quizzes so enjoyable…… and controversial. The proceeds are in aid of our much needed Community house. Each table Quiz is a step towards that goal.



Do you remember the Easter Bunny Hunt last year? Well we are going to do it all again this year, with even more fun and games, on Easter Sunday 15th April at 12.30 p.m. in the grounds of Coolcarrigan House, thanks to Mr. Wright for his hospitality. I’m looking forward to seeing you all there. Lots of love from Bozo the Clown.


Results of Feb

  • 1st prize £50 Declan Cullen
  • 2nd prize £10 M O’Neill
  • 3rd prize £10 Mary McKeown
  • 4th prize £10 Tony Mullally

Thanks to everyone for their support


On February 1st we had a great turnout to enjoy the very entertaining flower arranging demonstration given by Joan Weld Moore from Country Blossoms in Clane. We are delighted that Joan will be back with us again on March 1st and we have no doubt that a good night will be had once again.

On March 8th we hope to celebrate International Women’s Day by dining out. On Thurs 5th April we hope to have Shauna Hickson, beauty therapist, to give a makeover to one lucky lady and a manicure to another. Details on both events can be obtained form Paula @ 863503.

Any female member of the community is welcome to join Timahoe Ladies Club. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month in Kelly’s Hob, Timahoe, at 8 p.m.


After very successful day last year in Wright’s exotic gardens, we are going to have another open day in June or July this year. The date will be decided nearer the time to show the gardens at their best. Look out for further information in future editions of the monthly MONA. Meanwhile pass the word around to your friends and neighbours to come and relish the abundance of trees, shrubs and plants.


Pupils and teachers would like to say Thanks to the Parents Association for organising the Christmas Party. Thanks also to those who helped on the day: Patricia Kelly, Paula McEvoy, Geraldine Cox, Evelyn Woods, Anna Bourke and Frances Brogan. A special thanks to Santa Claus for the presents.


Timahoe Community Development group, a member of Tir Na Mona, sponsored a Table Quiz in the school on the day of the Christmas Party. The quiz was a great success. There were 11 tables with 5 pupils per table.

These two tables shared first prize:

  • Steven Langton, Theresa Barron, Karl Bourke, Conor Byrne, Aidan Donnellan.
  • Cian Bell, Lisa Heffernan, Aonghus Maher, Dean Casey, Sean Mangan.

Second prize was won by:

  • Grainne Carroll, Emma Owens, Samantha clince, Cassandra Delaney, P.J. O’Brien.

The children and teachers say thanks to Timahoe Community Development Group especially to Margaret Kane, chairperson, for preparing the questions and organising the prizes.

The next meeting of the Timahoe Com. Dev section of Tir Na Mona will take place on Tuesday 20th March at 8.00 p.m. in Kelly’s Hob, Timahoe.

New members always welcome.


Do you know of anyone who would like to avail of this service? One day a week the person or persons would be collected from their home and be returned home in the evening. It is a great opportunity to get out and meet people, have a bite to eat, play cards, bingo etc. If you know of anyone who might like to go to the Day Care Centre or if you want to find out more contact Shirley at 045-863583


On Wed 7th March Seamus Cullen will give a talk on “The arrival of the Quakers in Timahoe”. The talk will take place in Kelly’s Lounge, Timahoe at 8 p.m.


Don’t forget that it is up to all of us to look out for the more vulnerable in our neighbourhood. If you see something suspicious phone your local community alert contact or Paddy Maher at 086 –2582320.

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