June Mona Newsletter

_____________June Timahoe News____________

Derry And District Gun Club

Results of draw on 26/5/00
1st 50 BA Dwyer
2nd 10 Keith Fox
3rd 10 Kay Maguire
4th 10 Luke Byrne
Next draw takes place on 23/6/00
The club will hold a clay shoot on June 25th in Billy Browne’s Pit ,Mucklon
Starting Time 12 noon


There was a good turnout at the recent Community Alert AGM in Timahoe. The committee of Paddy Maher, chairman; Aileen Saunders, treasurer; and Gail Maher, Secretary, will continue for the next year. A number of people have volunteered to act as area contacts and we will circulate names and telephone numbers in the near future.


Many thanks to all those who have helped in any way with the Timahoe Field Day on Sun the 4th June. The success of the day is made possible by all those who volunteer their time and skills, donate generously to the various stalls, sponsor events and most importantly to all those who come along on the day to make it a fun day out for all the family.


Hello to Jackie, Mark and family in Luton from Bridget, Mick and family in Timahoe.


Don’t forget that the MONA Newsletter is available on the web at http://kildare.ie Let family and friends abroad know about it so that they can catch up on events at home.



Flying high,
It’s just where I wanted to be,
Flying high,
Just you and me.

Flying blind,
My conscience tells how I’m,
Flying high,
Beyond mortal reach.

Flying bound,
To the place I’ve never been before,
Flying bound,
Hearing every living sound.

Flying free,
With you by my side,
Flying free,
To the other side.

By Lynda Cosgrove.



Friday 12th may 2000 was a memorable occasion for all of us gathered in the church of the Nativity of our Lady, Newtown for the blessing by Bishop Ryan of our "new church".

The original Newtown church built in 1840 was taken down in 1975 when a second church was built. The original bell tower from 1840 still stands today. The second church, opened in 1975, had deteriorated badly. A church renovation Committee, set up in only 1997, worked closely to completely transform the building into a beautiful place for worship. We are delighted with the lovely stained glass windows, which tell the Faith story of Newtown and Cloncurry. The shape of the new Irish ash seating creates a welcoming space to gather.

Our opening ceremony on may 12th was all about participation- young and old everyone pulled together to prepare the church, the mass and our lovely parish hall for refreshments afterwards. We were delighted to give pride of place to the Confirmation young people from Newtown NS and Tiermohan N.S. It was special to have Rev. David Fraiser, St. Peter’s Donadea, and the Millicent Youth Choir present with us for the mass. There is a very close bond between St. Peters and Newton - long may it continue.

The reaction to our "new" church has been very positive from locals and visitors alike. First Communions, confirmations, weddings and baptisms will make our church a special place to meet. Many thanks to all our "MONA" readers for your good wishes and contributions towards the church. It is very much appreciated.

We rejoice in our new church, a time of faith, hope and new eginnings in Jubilee 2000.

Paul O' Boyle c.c Kilcock and Newtown

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