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.

Kilmurry Arts and Heritage Centre Event for National Heritage Week

Kilmurry Arts & Heritage Centre (behind the Hurlers Pub in Castletroy) are hosting a special event in the Centre on Thursday, August 23rd to mark National Heritage Week. It will include a short history of Kilmurry, music and song. Light refreshments will be served.

Admission free. All welcome. This a nice opportunity to view the Centre and its suitability for a variety of events.


Milford Hospice Harvest Fair

Sunday, September 2nd at the University of Limerick.

Items such as plants, bottles for the Bottle Stall, and homemade cakes, along with new items for the Wheel of Fortune will be accepted on the day only.

All other goods, such as toys, fancy goods and new this year will be designer, good quality saleable handbags and scarves; they are being accepted at the Hospice from August 20th.

For further details please contact the Fundraising Office on 061-485859/485860.

And there are also lots of more details here:


Summer Sewing Camp

  • 15th – 17th August
  • 10.00am – 1.30pm Monaleen GAA Club
  • For boys and girls aged 8 plus
  • €95 with all materials included
  • or 086-8147345.

Pilates Classes

Pilates Classes starting back in Milford School Hall on Wednesday evenings.

Please contact Elaine Carey (Physiotherapist in Newtown Medical Centre) on 085-1980862 for more information.
Beginners and Intermediates welcome.