September Mona Newsletter

_________September Staplestown News________


Mobile Library

The Mobile Library will be outside Staplestown National School on Thursday 10th September from 11.45 - 12.30.


Chernobyl Children

A group of  9 children ranging in ages from 8 - 6 years stayed with host families in our community for three and a half weeks this summer.  Through the good-will and generosity of a large number of people, these children visited the Zoo, Baldonell Aerodrome, had a fantastic trip on the barge in Robertstown, went to Woodlands for Pitch & Putt, where they were then presented with soft toys and minerals.  They also went horse riding to Kill on two occasions and were entertained for a day at Tiermohan Summer Camp.  Lots of other activities were also organised including a great day at Mondello.  St. Kevin's Staplestown deserve a special mention for allowing us to use the hall on numerous occasions for meetings, coffee mornings etc. not least sponsoring the bouncing castle at the bar-b-que.  Thank you also to anyone we may have omitted to mention.


Clane / Chernobyl Thanks

The Clane / Chernobyl Link Group which organised the children's visit, would like to sincerely thank everyone who helped to make this visit such a success, from those who made financial donations, to those who donated crisps, minerals etc.  To superquinn, Naas for supplying burgers and sausages for the farewell bar-b-que.  Thanks also to those who offered to host a child, but due to changing circumstances, on the part of both families or child could not do so in the end.   Maybe next year!!!  Finally, although it was hard work, it was an experience which the families involved, would not have missed and Monday morning the 10th August saw a lot of tears shed at Shannon Airport as the children were departing for home.  Sincere thanks to everyone concerned.


Staplestown Millennium!!!

Choirs, junior and senior resume activities this month in Staplestown Church every Thursday night at 7.00pm for juniors and 8.30pm for senior members.  New members always welcome.


A Christmas Celebration

Plans are being addressed for a Christmas Celebration of Music similar to last years event.  Details of the date and time will be available in a later edition of the Newsletter.


Local Sports News

Congrats to Niamh Reilly of Staplestown for her athletic successes this summer.  Niamh came second and earned herself a silver medal in the All-Ireland under 15's.  She also won 2 bronze medals for the high jump and javalin.
Best of luck to Kieran Young who goes Mosney the first week in September to compete in the under 16's high jump.


Congratulations

Congrats to Anne(Dowd) and Liam Braken, Staplestown, on the joyous occasion of the birth of their lovely twins, Ciaran James and Shuana Catherine.  And staying with the Dowd family, the community send best wishes to  Maureen who on the 11th September will say Goodbye to the status of Miss when she weds Mr Pat Malone in Staplestown Church.
Good Luck to all those who sat exams this summer and who recently received results.


Large Machines

Now that the season of reaping the harvest is upon us, parents would ask farmers to pass on the messages to their tractors/machinery drivers to drive with caution, as children and other road users use these roads which are narrow.  Let this harvest pass without any bad accidents.


Giant Auction

October is going to be a busy time for the Staplestown Millennium Choir and Tir na Mona, Staplestown.  On Friday 16th October there will be a Glenn Miller Jazz Swing Band night in Dowling's of Propersous and on Friday the 23rd October there will be a Giant Auction and Country and Western night in Downlings also.  Tickets for both events will cost 5.  More Details to follow in the next issue of the newsletter.


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