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 seven 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.

Easter Dues and Trocaire:

Thank you to all who returned the Easter Dues Envelopes in support of the Priests of the Parish. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. If you have not yet returned your envelope please do so as soon as possible.

Please also return your contributions to Trócaire over the next week. We would ask that you convert your donations to notes instead of giving boxes of loose coins.

ICA Castletroy:

AGM will be held on Monday next 16th April at 8.00pm in Monaleen GAA Hall.

Milford Hospice 5km Memorial Walk:

Will take place on Sunday, 20th May at 12 noon. This event is suitable for those of all levels of fitness and ability.

Register for this event on or by contacting the Fundraising Department at 061-485859 (9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday) or by email to

The walk will commence on the Main Plaza (outside the Library) at the University of Limerick and will finish in the grounds of Milford Care Centre.

Limerick Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2018:

The annual Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage will take place from June 21st to 26th. This year is the 160th Anniversary of Our Lady appearing to St. Bernadette.

Fares: Pilgrims €719; Invalid €609; this is inclusive of travel insurance.

The Lourdes Office is located in the Social Service Centre, Henry Street. For full details see Poster at the back of the Church.