October Mona Newsletter

__________October Staplestown News_________


The mobile library will be outside Staplestown National School on Thursday 8th and 22nd October from 11.45 - 12.30. New members are always welcomed. Make an effort to join and avail of the lots of new books and tapes for all the family to enjoy. Family rates available.


Staplestown Millennium Choir continues to plan for a Christmas Celebration of Music similar to last years event. More details of this event will be available at a later stage.

New members are always invited to join the choirs. Junior choir practise is from 7 - 8pm and Senior 8.30 - 9.30 every Thursday in Staplestown Church.


Staplestown Millennnium Choir and Tir na Mona present a Glenn Miller type Jazz Swing Band in Dowling’s of Prosperous on the 17th October there will also be a Residents Night Out combined with a Giant Auction on Friday 23rd of October. Buy a combined ticket for both nights for 8 and save 2. For more information please contact Elaine at 045 / 863572.


John O`Sullivan centre in Clane are holding an auction towards the end of the month (October). They would be very happy to accept donations of furniture, pictures, garden furniture etc. All the items will be collected. For more information or for collection of donated items please contact Christy Kenny at 045/961346.


A reminder to everyone to be extra vigilant at this particular time, as a lot of robberies are taking place. There have been a number of house break-in’s and people living on their own are becoming very frightened. Before you go out check that all locks are secure. Finally, if you see anything that’s out of the ordinary please contact the local guards. Its up to us, the local community, to make our area a safe and secure place to live in.


As you know, a group of families in our area played host to children from Chernobyl this Summer. Some of these families aim to take the children back to Ireland next summer. However, one young girl will not be able to come back next year. For this reason her host family, Marie and Michael Reilly of Hodgestown, plan on bringing Aleyessa back here for the christmas holidays. To raise the airfare and other incidentals Marie is planning two Coffee Morning to raise the money. The Coffee Morning is on Wednesday 25th November from 10.30 - 12.30pm. A raffle will take place on the morning with prizes of  a Bog Oak Clock, a Bottle of Wine, Shrubs and Soft Toys. A separate raffle is planned with prizes of a Bog Oak Clock, Lamps, Picture Frames, Wine and Cheese Hamper and Soft Toys. This draw will take place on Friday December 4th, in Timahoe National School at 3.00p.m. More info from Marie at 088 / 2154397.


In recent weeks there have been two accidents at Staplestown Crossroads. This is a danger spot where it is almost impossible to see traffic coming from any direction. The last accident involved two families, both with young children in the cars. Thankfully no-one was badly injured in these accidents. However, they serve to remind us to be extra careful on the roads, especially on Bank Holiday Weekends.


A big welcome is extended to the 2 new Alter Boys serving in Staplestown Church. They are Craig Murphy and John Fitzharris.

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