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 4,400 homes.

Forty six 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. I might have updated Msgr. Dan’s quote below, but it seems to be just as relevant today as it was in 2003.

“Welcome to Monaleen Parish Website which I hope you will find interesting and informative. Browsing through its pages, you get a glimpse of the many and varied activities of our parish life. May it also encourage you to get involved in your own community or come and join ours.”

Msgr. Daniel Neenan P.P.

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.

New Local Classes for the Autumn Term

For details of new classes and activities starting soon, please go to


Culture Night

The Kilmurry Arts and Heritage Centre is hoping that the local community will partake in the ‘Rambling House’ organised as part of Limerick’s ‘Culture Night’ on Friday September 22nd (8 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.)

Admission FREE. Just come along and sing a couple of songs of your choice or play an instrument (piano available). Poetry and storytelling also welcome, with a friendly cuppa afterwards.


Autumn Station Envelopes

Have been distributed throughout the Parish. You are asked to please return your envelope in support of the Priests of the Parish as soon as possible.

Your generous support is greatly appreciated.


Monaleen Choir:

Resumed practice on Wednesday evening 13th September, from 8.00 to 9.30pm in the Church. We would be delighted to have new members join us (4-part choir).


Ringo Music Bingo:

Please support Aoife D’Arcy from Glenside with her fundraiser next Friday night, 22 September in JJ Bowles pub in Thomondgate. All proceeds go to the Hope Foundation.

Ringo Bingo is a comedy night with a difference. The MC plays the intros to well-known songs. If that band is on your sheet you cross them off (it’s not a quiz, he gives you the answer via comedy clues). First to fill the sheet wins prizes!