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.

Irish Cancer Society Fundraiser

On October 18th 150 volunteers from BT Ireland will manage the retail shops of the Irish Cancer Society with the aim of raising €150,000 for this great charity. To hit this ambitious target we need to collect items of unwanted clothing, bric-a-brac and saleable items, prepare them for sale and then drive increased customer flows into the shops for this one day extravaganza. For our local Irish Cancer Society shop in Limerick, we have a team of volunteers from Clare, Tipperary and Limerick taking over that shop as part of the challenge.

On the weekends of September 30th and October 7th the parishioners of Monaleen are asked to bring all their unwanted clothing items, bric-a-brac and saleable items that they would like to donate, to the Church, and vans will be available to collect everything to bring to the Irish Cancer Society Distribution Centre. Bags are available this weekend and next at the back of the Church. We are not collecting money, just donated items. Thank you.


Pilates Classes

Pilates Classes are commencing in Monaleen GAA on Wednesday morning at 9.10am and Wednesday evening at 6.00pm.

Contact Edel O’Shea @


French Classes for Kids

The classes begin on Saturday, October 13th at 2:30 pm and will run for 10 weeks. The programme normally costs €155 but we are running an early bird offer of €135 if you book before September 29th.

Contact: Anne Marie Brosnan, Premier Tuition Centre, The Orchards, Castletroy.
Phone: 085 148 1252