St. Mary Magdalene’s Parish, Monaleen

Second Sunday of Advent

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.

Please Note

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception will be celebrated on 9th December this year and it is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation.


Sacristan’s Collection

A second collection will be taken up this weekend for our sacristans, James and Joan and envelopes for that purpose are available at the church doors.

This collection affords us an opportunity to express our appreciation and thanks to James and Joan for their invaluable and often unseen hard work.


Milford Hospice “Light Up a Memory”:

Note: Service has been postponed due to orange weather alert.

You are invited to the Ceremony to illuminate the Light Up a Memory Tree at Milford Care Centre on Sunday, December 8th at 6.00pm.

Each person remembered will be enrolled in the Light Up a Memory Book to be displayed in the Hospice during the coming year. The Tree will be adorned with thousands of sparkling lights – each one shining in honour of someone special.

You are invited to sponsor a light on the Milford Hospice Tree by phoning 061 – 485859 or 061 – 485860 or by visiting Forms are also available at the back of the Church. Your support is greatly appreciated


“Christmas for Kilmurry”:

A seasonal concert featuring local community choir ‘Aoide Voices‘, with director Owen Gilhooly and guests will take place in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Milford, Castletroy on Friday, December 13th at 8.15pm.

Tickets : €15/€25 (family).
(Proceeds to the Kilmurry Arts & Heritage Centre Development Fund.)