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.

Corpus Christi

This weekend we will be celebrating the Solemnity of Corpus Christi (The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ).

Our First Holy Communion children are specially invited to the 7.00pm Children’s Mass on Saturday, 22nd June– wearing their First Communion Clothes if they wish – to give thanks for the most precious gift they have received. Mass will conclude with a short Eucharistic Procession and Benediction.

All are welcome to this especially joyous occasion.


Family Fun Day

Monaleen GAA Club will host their annual family fun day on June 23.

The day’s activity will begin with a Pitch and Putt competition from 11.00am to 1.00pm. Entry is €5 per player from the ages of eight to adult, with three players per team. There is an attractive first prize of 2 tickets to the 2019 Munster Hurling Final.

The action moves to the clubhouse then from 2pm with fun for all age groups. Activities include a ‘Penalty King’ and ‘Hit the Crossbar’ competition, a puc fada, a cic fada, face painting, egg and spoon races, kids disco, magic show, three legged races and much more.

Supermac’s will also be present providing food and drinks on the day. All welcome.


Summer Sewing Camp

Camp 1 – 3rd to the 5th July. Camp 2 – 14th to the 16th August. 10.00am to 1.00pm. Monaleen GAA Clubhouse.

Contact Louise on 086 – 8147345 for more details.