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.


Bishop Leahy is pleased to invite you to the Inauguration of a Memorial honouring Saint Pope John Paul II, Freeman of Limerick City on Monday, April 30th at 3.30pm at Bishop’s Quay, Limerick. The Memorial will be unveiled by Mayor Stephen Keary and blessed by His Excellency Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Papal Nuncio to |Ireland.

Saint John Paul II, a Pope who promoted culture and the family was canonised by Pope Francis in Rome on April 27th, 2014. Many people fondly remember his visit to Limerick in 1979.

Please spread the word about this significant event.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul:

Do you have some spare time and an interest in volunteering with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul? We are looking for new members interested in volunteering their time and skills in the following areas: Assisting us with our technology and systems, doing home visits, advocating in the areas of social justice or the developing world, shop volunteers or working in our Drop in Service.

To find out more you are welcome to attend our Recruitment and Information Evening on Wednesday, April 25th at the Savoy Hotel, Limerick, commencing at 7.30pm. For further information please phone 061-317327.

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.