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______________ February Editorial ______________

Feargal MacEoin, Chairperson

I congratulate the Donadea Development Group Tir na Mona on their once again successful "Wren Boys" fun day in Donadea Forest.
Thanks to the generosity of the people on the day over Ä 900 was collected and donated to the Donadea-Newtown Senior Citizens Group. Everyone is welcome to join in " The Young at Heart" in Newtown @ 10am Thursdays. Those interested in volunteering and presenting workshops, please contact Marian @ 045 869303.
I wish every success to the students who have started their computer course on Saturday 26th January. The course is run in conjunction with Tir na Mona and part funded with the help of a grant from the Dept. of Social Community and Family Affairs.
Saturday 9th March is the Tir na Mona Clean-Up day.
So come on show your community spirit by getting out there with your neighbours to improve your environment. The early birds will commence at 10am but will welcome support at any time throughout the

The list of co-ordinators for each area for the cleanup is as follows:

Donadea: - Liam Holton, Dolores Kennedy, Pat McLoughlin
Staplestown: - Sean Flannery, Sean Ward, Theresa Noone
Beaghastown: - Alain Byrne, Michael Birchell,
Painstown: - Luke O'Hara
Dunmurraghill-Ballagh: - Morna Hosey, Sharon Browne
Timahoe: - Pauline Finnegan, Margaret Kane, Pat Flaherty, Shirley Higgins

On behalf of Tir na Mona I would like to take this opportunity to wish Fr.Ramsbottom a speedy recovery to full health.

Dolores Kennedy Chairperson


The Allenwood & District Resource/Information Centre would like to inform the public that they now have a person available from the Citizen Information Centre every Thursday morning from 10.30 a.m. until 1p.m. in the Allenwood Enterprise Park. This person would be delighted to deal with any queries you may have regarding:
Social Welfare Payments.
Consumer Rights.
Voluntary Youth Sector.

There are many other services available. No appointment necessary, just call to the Enterprise Park and you will be looked after.
This is a very valuable service which is Free, Impartial and Confidential, so please do not hesitate to avail of it. If you need any information regarding this service please phone Bernie or Denise on 045/870573 or 045/870804.


Don't forget that the Edenderry - Dublin bus now stops at Staplestown at 11.20 and Coolcarrigan (Kelly's Pub) at 11.23. The bus arrives back at Staplestown at 16.20 & Coolcarrigan at 16.23. This service needs to be used to keep it.


St. Mochuas Historical Society are back in action on February 6th. after the Christmas break. The A.G.M. will be held on that night in Timahoe School and also a talk will be given on the visit of President Nixon to Timahoe. It will be a series of memories and details of the occasion as recalled by Jack Scully and his daughter Marion, both of whom were closely associated with it. Everyone is welcome.
On March 6th. Ted Creaven will host a talk on the Archaeological finds in this area. Other events are planned for throughout the year and will be listed in future issues of MONA. The book "A Path through the Bog" is selling extremely well and copies of it may be had from John Larkin (860837), Owen Denneny (087 2828936) and Andy Flaherty (863543)


Kildare Community & Voluntary Forum will be holding an area meeting for all groups in the Clane electoral area on Wed 5th March in the Drama Hall in Prosperous. The evening will give groups a chance to meet the area representatives on the Community & Voluntary Forum and learn more about the Forum.
It will also gives groups a chance to meet each other and make contact with other groups who have similar interests across the north west Kildare area. There will also be an update on the Kildare County Development Board and it's forthcoming strategy for the county, which is due to be launched at the end of March. The Community & Voluntary Forum has two representatives on the County Development Board and also has representatives on the strategic policy committees of Kildare County Council and has been involved in developing this strategy.


Michelle Lee wishes all her pupils and their families a very Happy New Year. The new term commences on Monday 14th January at 6.30 pm in St Kevin's GFC, Staplestown.
New pupils welcome, contact Michelle at 087 2453490 Congratulations to all the dancers who auditioned for our "Celtic Rhythms Show" which will be staged in the new Draoicht Theatre, Blanchardstown on the 25th May 2002.


Many thanks to Aileen Saunders and Martin Murray for their hospitality on New Year's Day. With good food, good company, Aileen's special punch and a very warm welcome from Mary a great day was had by all. From your neighbours and friends. p.s. see you next year.


The Parent & Toddlers group has restarted after the Christmas break. The group meets on Tuesday mornings from 9.30 - 12.30 in the Drama room at Elaine Kane's in Hodgestown. If you fancy a cup of tea and a chat then call in - newcomers always welcome. Contact Mary Fallon at 863634 for more details.


A Race Night will be held on Friday the 8th of February in St. Kevin's GAA in aid of the building funds for Staplestown and Timahoe National Schools. Please support generously and come along on the night to enjoy the craic.


Timahoe Drama Works has restarted after the Christmas break and rehearsals are underway for "Pinocchio" and "Fiddler on the Roof". Performances will take place in Clane Abbey in March/ April for "Pinocchio" and in May for "Fiddler on the Roof" Timahoe Drama Works is open to all children in the wider Tir Na Mona area with practices/rehearsals on Saturdays from 2.30-3.30 for 6-8 yrs and 4-5.30 for 9-15 yrs. For further information contact Elaine or Fidelma on 863572

Walking Group Don't forget that Timahoe walking group meets every night at 8 pm at Kelly's. New walkers are always welcome. Why don't you join them for a walk any evening.


6th Feb - St. Mochua Historical Soc. AGM
8th Feb - Race Night in aid of Staplestown & Timahoe N.S. in St. Kevin's G..A.A.
23rd Feb - Table Quiz, Kelly's Lounge, Timahoe
27th Feb - Active Age Get Together
27th Feb - Final date for articles for the March issue of the MONA 1st Mar Poker Classic, Kelly's Lounge, Timahoe
9th Mar - Area Clean-up starting at 10am


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. Remember 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 alert group

  • Timahoe Paddy Maher 087-2582320

  • Coill Dubh John Roddy 860354

  • Staplestown James Egan 869564 0

  • 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 Sean Flannery
Timahoe Pat Flaherty 863701
Coill Dubh Mary Larkin 860837
Donadea Dolores Kennedy 869206
Email pgmhr@indigo.ie

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.

Thank you.

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