May Mona Newsletter




Sale of Work

A sale of work will take place on Sunday May 14th at St. Kevin’s Club, Staplestown from 2.00 p.m. onwards in aid of The Clane Donadea Chernobyl Link, for respite and orphanage refurbishment. Goods are sought for this cause, urgently! Your help is needed and greatly appreciated. Anything you don’t want, we do! We hope to have several stalls, i.e. Country Market Stall, Cake Stall, Bottle Stall, Tapes, Records, Jewellery, Book Stall, Bric-A-Brac, Plants etc., including pieces of furniture. The funds raised will go to the Debbie Deegan Foundation - "To Russia With Love", and be used to bring some children to Ireland form their contaminated region of Belarussia. On the Day, there will be a Raffle, Face Painting, Pick-a-Stick, Dance with the Bears, etc. If you have anything to offer us we would be only too delighted to accept. Please phone 045-869416 or 045-869137 to arrange collection.

Coffee for "Kosovo"

The communities surrounding Donadea Forest once again showed their willingness to help their less fortunate fellow men with their generous donations. The brainchild of Janet Colgan, this very successful fundraiser was held in Donadea Forest on Sunday 18th April. With the willing assistance of the members of the Donadea Development Group and Tir na Mona. A grand total of 2,600. was raised for the support of the Kosovan refugees. Many thanks to all the volunteers who gave so generously of their time, to Coillte for allowing us to use the forest and the shop and to all who supported us to make the day such a success.


Tiermohan National School

Tiermohan Parents Council together with the teachers and Board of Management have been in discussions with Kildare County Council regarding the dangerous situation that arises every day outside the school when the children are being collected. There is only provision for about eight car-parking spaces, three of which are permanently in use by teachers. There are now children from fifty-four families attending the school.

A meeting was arranged with John O’Neill, County Engineer and local Councillor, P.J. Sheridan on Tuesday 11th April at 2.45. Petitions Signed by over forty families were handed to Mr. O’Neill. Mr. Sweeney, Principal of Tiermohan National School spoke on behalf of the teachers. Fr. P.J. Byrne was in attendance on behalf of the Board of Management and a delegation of five parents on behalf of the Parents Council.

It was clearly evident on that particular day the daily chaos and frustration experienced by parents.

It is hoped that a solution is found before a serious accident occurs.


The recent raffle in aid of Chernobyl and Hortolova orphanage raised approximately 300.

1st prize winner was Stephen Gavigan c/o Pat Flattery

2nd prize winner Kathleen Kelly of Staplestown

3rd prize winner Jamie Smyth (son of Anne) of Derry.

There was an extra prizes of 2 small Easter eggs and these went to Marie Cahill of Meadowview Timahoe

Concern Fast

Grateful thanks for the money received for the Concern fast in the Hortland / Donadea area. In all 555 was raised.

Coffee day and sale of work

Come join us in Newtown Hall on Sunday 7th May and enjoy a cuppa.

Please support our first fund raising event – proceeds in aid of Newtown / Donadea "Young at heart" group.

Bargains galore including handmade knits and crafts. Children’s face painting etc. in the afternoon. See you on the 7th


Timahoe Field Day happens on June 4th this year and incorporated into the day will be a car boot sale. For those of you not familiar with this event and who would like more information please contact Pat at 860603.

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