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Monaleen is located to the east of Limerick City, just off the Dublin Road, in Castletroy.

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Castletroy is a rapidly growing and predominantly middle-class suburb of Limerick, Ireland; and is the largest suburb in Munster. Its population is estimated at 40,000 as of 2010.

Monaleen graveyard has yet to be digitally surveyed on Historicgraves.com

Historically, the district was entirely separate to Limerick, and consisted of little development aside from the villages of Annacotty and Monaleen. With the creation of the University of Limerick, as well as the growth of Limerick itself, this began to change. Castletroy is one of the fastest-growing residential areas in Ireland and has now engulfed the old villages of Annacotty and Monaleen. Monaleen parish has one of the most beautiful buildings as its main landmark: Monaleen Church.

MONALEEN CHURCH

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St Mary Magdalene’s is a small chapel built in 1879 to serve the most rural part of the city parish, St Patrick’s. It replaced an older church. The new parish of Monaleen was created in June 1971.A community by the name of Monaleen existed here for many years before 1873. In 1971 Monaleen Parish was founded in anticipation of the growth of Limericks suburbs. The parish was created on 8th June 1971 and quickly assumed an identity of its own, helped in great measure by the National School, the Credit Union and the GAA football and hurling club.

Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Monaleen Road, Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Phone: +353 61 330 974

Email: monaleenparish.org

MONALEEN IS A PARISH STEEPED IN HISTORY; INSCRIPTION ENGRAVED OVER THE MAIN DOOR:

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D. O. M.
sub invocatione
B Marie Magdalenae
AD 1873

Which is translated as:
To God, most good, most great
under the invocation of
Saint Mary Magdalene
AD 1873

MONALEEN CHURCH BELL

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The inscription cast onto the outer rim of the bell is: The gift of Miss Christina Kelly, AD1880 J Murphy founder Dublin

LEANBH MEMORIAL GARDEN; MONALEEN CHURCH GROUNDS

Leanbh  is the Irish word for Child, and represents a group of people dedicated to maintaining a memorial garden to children who have died. Leanbh was set up in September, 2001 by people who have gone through the terrible loss of a child, irrespective of age.

ANGLING

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Shannon Mulcair and District Anglers Association.

Salmon/Trout Angling Club, based mainly on the Mulcair.

Annual competitions held in May and September.

Phone: 086 817 4809

Limerick and District Anglers Association.

Salmon/Trout and coarse angling association, based mainly on the Mulcair and Shannon.

Phone:  086 817 7688

Email: limerickanddistrictanglers@gmail.com

Web: www.limerickanddistrictanglersassociation.com

UI BHRIAIN IRISH DANCE CLASSES

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Irish dancing classes take place each week in Monaleen National School. Learn to dance for fun and enjoyment. The classes run every Wednesday from 2.45pm to 3.45pm in the School Hall.

Phone: 086 851 1460

Email: sharonobrien74@gmail.com.

SWIMMING/ FITNESS CLASSES

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UNIVERSITY ARENA

The University of Limerick Arena has a 50m swimming pool open to the public and there are also wide ranges of fitness classes on offer. See the website below for more details.

Phone: 061 213 555
Web: www.universityarena.com

MONALEEN SCOUTING

The 33rd/40th Monaleen/Milford Scout Group was restarted in 2001 after a lapse of some years. They cater for almost 100 boys and girls in the Beaver (7 to 8 years), Cub (9 to 11 years), Scouts (12 to 15 years), and Venturers (16 to 18 years) sections.

Phone: 061 331 034

MONALEEN GAA TENNIS CLUB

Monaleen GAA Tennis Club is a small, two-court club attached to Monaleen GAA Club and located in its grounds on Schoolhouse Road.The tennis club is open, friendly and progressive with plans for major development in the near future. With affiliation to Tennis Ireland, a busy calendar sees the club involved in Munster Inter Club competitions, club opens, intra club competitions and social tennis events. These social events are an ideal way for new members to meet and play with other members without the need to have partners and opponents arranged in advance.

Web: www.monaleengaatennisclub.com

Michael Kahn
Phone:  061 371 708

Marian Vaughan
Phone: 086 340 9008

Maria Kelliher
Phone: 086 607 8214

MONALEEN GAA CLUB

Monaleen GAA Club was founded in 1957 and is one of the most famous Limerick clubs, having won county Senior, Intermediate U21 and Minor and Juvenile Football titles. We have also won Intermediate Junior A, B, Minor and Juvenile Hurling titles during its proud history. Our U14 Footballers have brought home 2 All Ireland titles in the last few years. Our Quiz team have captured the All Ireland title on three occasions.

Since 1957, the Club has been looking after the youth of this community in relation to our national games. The community is also indebted to the Club for providing a much needed focal point for community and social gatherings.

Monaleen G.A.A. Clubhouse is available to members and non-members for any forthcoming functions. Excellent facilities available and entertainment if required. Non-members feel free to call and enjoy a drink in the clubs pleasant surroundings..!

Phone: 061 335 977

Web: www.monaleen.gaa.ie

AISLING ANNACOTTY FC

Aisling Annacotty FC is one of the largest soccer clubs in Munster, having in excess of 550 members and fielding teams from under 7 to under 17, minor, three junior teams and an ever expanding ladies section.The Club caters for all ages.

Phone:  087 610 1615

Email:  joepondannacotty@gmail.com

Web: www.aislingannacotty.com

UL BOHEMIANS RUGBY CLUB

UL Bohemian RFC  is an  All-Ireland League  Division 1A rugby club based in Limerick. It is affiliated with the  University of Limerick.

The symbol of the club is the Red Robin. Tommy O’ Donnell Dave Kilcoyne David Foley Sean Henry Jj Hanrahan and Cathal Sheridan are the club’s current representative on the Munster squad.

They play some of their matches at Annacotty and the University’s Sports Arena, in addition to Thomond Park.

Phone: 087 285 3686

Email: honsec@ulbohs.com

Web: www.ulbohs.com

PUBS IN THE MONALEEN AREA

  • THE HURLERS

Castletroy, Co. Limerick.

Phone: 061 335272

  • THE SPORTS BAR

University Court, Castletroy, Limerick.

Phone: 061 332 760

  • THE BLACK SWAN

Annacotty, Co. Limerick.

Phone: 061 336 505

  • MJ FINNEGANS

Dublin Road, Annacotty, Co. Limerick.

Phone: 061 337 338

  • MORRISONS BAR

Ballysimon, Co. Limerick.

Phone: 061 336 350.

Where to Stay

SANDVILLA BED & BREAKFAST

  • m18Warm welcoming haven off N7 & N24.
  • Landscaped gardens.
  • Award winning breakfast menu.
  • Orthopaedic beds, TV in rooms.
  • Near Castletroy, Kilmurry Hotels, University, Golf.
  • Shannon Airport 30 minutes away.

ADDRESS:

Sandvilla B&B, Monaleen road, Castletroy, County limerick.

Phone: +353 (0) 61 336 484

Web: http://www.bandbireland.com/accommodation/2267/limerick/sandvilla-bed-and-breakfast.html

CASTLE MOOR BED & BREAKFAST

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Castle Moor B&B is a charming bungalow set on the road from Dublin to Limerick – perfect for a stopover on your way to discover the West of Ireland.

Just 5 minutes from the University of Limerick, they have a number of fresh and spacious guest rooms, all equipped with en-suite bathrooms, TVs, hairdryers and tea/coffee-making facilities. Some rooms look out over their peaceful gardens. The complimentary breakfast includes a tasty choice of continental options or a full Irish breakfast.

Castlemoor B&B, Rivers, Castletroy, Co. Limerick.

Phone: 061 330 789

Web: http://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/Castle-Moor-B-and-B/Limerick/47160?sc_sau=sfab&sc_pos=6

Web: http://www.castle-moor.com/

HOTELS

KILMURRY LODGE HOTEL

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Dublin Road, Castletroy, Co. Limerick.

Phone: 061 331 133

CASTLETROY PARK HOTEL

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Dublin Road, Co. Limerick.

Phone: 061 335 566

CASTLEOAKS HOTEL

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Castleconnell, Co. Limerick.

Phone: 061 377 666

MAY: Limerick River Festival

AUGUST: Limerick Agricultural Show at Patrickswell

APRIL & SEPTEMBER:  Eigse Michael Hartnett Literary Festival, Newcastle West

OCTOBER: Cuisle International Poetry Festival, Limerick City

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