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May 30, 2006

Scouts Den Re-dedication

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On Monday night 29th May the 14th Kildare Scout Troop officially re-opened their Scout Den. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Merrigan, music was provided by Eugene Nolan. The investiture and rededication was performed during Mass. The Den had recently suffered substantial damage due to a fire. Thanks to the members of the Scout Unit, their families and some local contributors they now have the Den back in full working order. During the ceremony on the night Fr. Merrigan remarked that it may have been a blessing in disguise as the Scout Troop rallied round in the face of adversity and they are now all the stonger for having worked together to re-build the den.  Evidence of this was in the large presence who attended the ceremony on the night. In conjunction with the re-dedication they also had an investiture for Scouts and more encouragingly leaders.

Christy McEvoy, Scout Leader, in his welcoming speech, welcomed the members of the Troop and their families to the ceremony. He thanked all who hepled in the rennovation of the Den, Scouts, Leaders, their families and everyone who contributed. He also welcomed past Leaders who attended on the night, in particular Pat Ryan, and Eugene Nolan who were involved in building the Den back in 1978.

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The night was rounded of by a beautiful spread of sandwiches and cakes giving people a chance to talk about varying scouting exploits over the years.



May 29, 2006


Monasterevin Parish held their ceremony of Confirmation on Saturday at 11:30 in the Parish Church. 61 Boys and Girls from three different schools in the parish received the Sacrement. Fr. Merrigan P.P. and For O' Sullivan retired parish priest concelebrated at the ceremony.

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Thankfuly the weather improved as the ceremony concluded allowing for families to take photographs in the bright sunshine.  



May 26, 2006

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Riverside Park November 2006


St. Evin's Golf Society

The Society held their June outing last Saturday in Dunmurray Springs Golf Course just outside Kildare Town. Thirty five people played on the day and the winners were;

Overall         Kevin Connolly

Category 1  Sean Connolly

Category 2  Dermot Lawlor

Category 3  Joe Lonergan

Prizes were presneted on the night in Mooneys by Society Captain, Pat Ryan. The next outing will be on Friday 9th June, 10 am in Woodland Golf Club. 

Monasterevin Soccer Club

The Soccer Club is holding a Golf Outing on Bank Holiday Saturday 3rd June at Portlaoise Golf Club. Tee times 11am to 12:30pm. The entry fee is €25 with many prizes on the day. For details contact John Moore, 087 2937406, or Brian Kaye, 086 1729890.  All welcome.

Parish Committee

The A.G.M. of the committee will be held on Wednesday 31 May at 8pm in St. Evins School. There will be a discussion about the Parish and its operations. It is hoped that a large number of people would attend.

Table Quiz

Friends of Sr. Celine, who works with the under privalaged in Brazil are holding a Table Quiz in the Hazel Hotel on 1 June. Your support on the night or donations would be very much appreciated. Table €50 and €500 in prizes. 

Monasterevan Community Games 2006

A full new Community Games Committee was elected at a public meeting held in the the Day Care Centre last Tuesday night. In attendance: the County Community Games Development Officer Mr. Billy Murphy, who told the committee he was delighted to see such a wide interest amongst the new committee and that he was available to assist them every set of the way.  The County Development Officer wished the new 2006 committee every success for the season ahead.

The new 2006 Monasterevan Community Games Committee are as follows:
Chairperson: Alan Burtenshaw.
Assistant Chairperson: John Kennedy.
Secretary: Olive Spain.
Assistant Secretary:  Tracey Scully. 
Treasurer: Linda Keogh.
Assistant Treasurer: Ger Melia..
Child Officer: Kevin Mulpeter.

The new Chairman Alan Burtenshaw welcomed the new committee and said he was delighted to be elected unanimously and delighted to be involved with everyone on the new committee. He went on to say that, he wanted everyone in the Parish of Monasterevan to know that all children (boys and girls) U\8 to U\17 are welcome to compete in the Community Games and that no child would be excluded from taking part in whatever sport they are involved in. Congratulations also to the Monasterevan Girls Basketball team on winning the County Community Games Gold medaland he wished them success at the forthcoming Leinster Championships.

The first meeting of the newly elected 2006 Monasterevan Community Games committee will take place on Thursday night 25th May. in the Day Care Centre (8.30sharp).

May 25, 2006

Welcome to the Monasterevin Online website.

Monasterevin On Line continues to provide local news for the town. These are interesting times for the town, we have had a huge and welcome influx of new people come and live in the town.  We have had a recent town development plan launched by the County Council, we have had the good news that planning pernmision for the new recreation centre has been granted.  Monasterevin would welcome new contributors to the site either on a casual basis or on a regular basis. If you have information relevant to the area, if you have some photos, or an upcoming event that you want people to know about, please e-mail us at monasterevin@kildare.ie and we will be only too glad to post it on the website.