St. Mary Magdalene’s Parish, Monaleen

Welcome to our parish website – we hope you find it informative and return regularly. Your feedback is very welcome and please let me know if there are any errors or omissions.

For those who are not familiar with our parish, Monaleen is located to the east of Limerick city, just off the Dublin Road, in Castletroy. It was originally part of St. Patrick’s Parish on Clare Street, but was set up as an independent parish in 1971. At that time there were about 380 homes in our parish. Now we have approximately 4,500 homes.

Forty eight years have seen immense changes in our parish. We have seen a vast increase in the size of our community, and a massive growth of our school population, with an additional primary school, and a highly successful second-level school, with outstanding achievements of our sporting clubs at both juvenile and senior level.

Our parish website has been online since 2003 and has built up a vast amount of information on all aspects of life in Monaleen, both church and community.

These are a few recent notices gathered from the Parish Newsletter and Monaleen Notes (Limerick Leader) which may be of interest. Please go to Parish Newsletter and Noticeboard for a more extensive list.

NEW Monaleen Youth Choir

Wanted – Young singers (preferably 2nd – 6th class) for the NEW Monaleen Youth Choir to sing at the 7.00pm Mass on Saturday evenings. Practice time will be Saturday evenings before Mass from 6.15pm – 7pm.

The first practice session will take place on Saturday March 2nd at 6.15pm. For more information, please contact Trini McGowan (086-7915860) or Theresa Hegarty (087-9595519).


ICA Castletroy

The next ICA Castletroy February meeting is on Monday 18th at 8.00pm in Monaleen GAA Club. All Ladies welcome.


Monaleen Active Retirement Club

Our club holds meetings each Monday from 11.00am until 1.00pm in Monaleen G.A.A. clubhouse. Why not join us for tea, talk and sometimes maybe more.


Have a Break

Would you like to share your home with a child with disabilities? Have-a-Break is a Home Based Respite Service which facilitates children with disabilities going to the home of a Carer for Short Breaks.

This could be for a day, a night or even a few hours depending on your availability; there may be an opportunity to increase your involvement over time if it suits your lifestyle. Experience of caring is not essential but can be beneficial. Training and Support is provided.

For more information please contact Catherine O’Sullivan, Have-a-Break Coordinator, Daughters of Charity, Lisnagry, on 087-4132888 or 061-501438 or email