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.

St. Vincent’s School Lisnagry Barbecue

A group of students from St. Vincent’s School Lisnagry are holding their end-of-school-year barbecue on the wet-green in Monaleen Park on Friday 26th July at 11.00am and they invite you to join them. If you play a musical instrument you are asked to bring it along with you to perform your party-piece.

The group has invited Mayor Michael Sheahan to attend also and he has confirmed that he will be attending.

This event is organised by a group of students from St. Vincent’s School Lisnagry who have engaged with the environmental projects in Monaleen Park regularly since last autumn as part of their social education programme.


The Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage to Rome

Led by Bishop Brendan Leahy, to mark the Canonization of Blessed John Henry Newman who visited Limerick in 1852 and 1854 will take place from Oct 11 – 14 2019. €649 p.p.s.

BOOKING CONTACT: Cultural Connections Ltd. Newtown, Rahan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly Tel: 057 93 55050 Email:

For more information:


Youth 2000 Summer Festival

Join over 1000 young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The Festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co. Kildare from Thursday 15th August to Sunday 18th August 2019.

If you want to come, you will need to book online. This is a very simple process. The link is available on our website Also, you may want to book a place on a free bus, details to follow.

For any other queries, please contact the National Office at or 01 6753690.


Lough Derg 2019

The Three Day Pilgrimage is currently open. You may begin on any day until Tuesday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary.

The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality.

Phone Lorraine on 071 9861518 (from NI 00 353 71 9861518) email:

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