Dunlavin Notebook – January 6


If anyone has a few hours to spare on a Tuesday morning Meals on Wheels are looking for volunteers to cook or drive, phone 0879693960 if you can help out. A special thanks to the people who are hanging up the aprons and car keys after many years of quietly giving up their time. The meals would not have continued without their support.

 Hope(d) Counselling Services

We are at 3 Limerick Lane, Newbridge, Co.Kildare and were established in 2003 have been providing counselling services in the Kildare area for over ten years. Over the years our qualified counsellors have provided support to a broad range of people, particularly those who cannot afford to pay for private counselling. We do not let a person’s financial position deter them from utilising our counselling service. All we ask is that you donate what you can, only if you can. Our counsellors offer support in numerous areas, including depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, bereavement, low self esteem, addiction, suicide support group, acupuncture and many more. We serve all areas in Kildare.

To book an appointment please call 087 1513535. On behalf of Hope(d) we would like to wish you all a very Happy and Peaceful New Year.

Arts Festival

The arts festival are holding an informal meeting on Saturday January 12th at 12 noon in Meitheal Coffee shop to discuss this year’s festival. Anyone wishing to get involved are invited to come along. Anyone with new ideas more than welcome.


Sympathy is extended to Chris Lawlor and family on the death of Chris’s father Arthur who died in England. May Arthur rest in peace.

Flower Club

The January meeting of Dunlavin Flower and Garden Club will take place on January 8th 2014 at 8pm in the Jonathan Swift Hall. It will be a garden talk by Nora Murray. New members welcome.

News from Scoil Nicholas Naofa

The school choir are busy rehearsing for the Peace Proms concert which takes place in the City West Hotel on February 1st.

We are building an insect hotel for our school garden. Thanks to Francis O’Reilly for all his work with this project. We are collecting straw, ivy, logs, bricks, twine and small corks. Collection boxes can be located inside the main door.

First Holy Communion next year will take place on Saturday May 17th at 11am. 2014

Community First Responders

If you fancy a big challenge for 2014 why not train as a first responder.

New Recruit Training April 5th & 6th 2014 in The Royal Hotel, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.

Our next New Recruit Training will be the weekend 5th & 6th of April 2014. The venue will be The Royal Hotel, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow. Contact John Fitzgerald if you are interested 085/7010383

Shine Reflexology

Do you feel stressed or tired without knowing exactly why? I can put my finger on it for you. Deep touch reflexology reveals and removes stagnant energy which accumulates within your body. Through your feet you can improve your health and wellbeing, discover how by visiting www.shinereflexology.com or call James on 086 660 9818

Social Badminton

Social Badminton takes place in the Imaal Hall every Thursday night from 8.30pm to 10pm. €5 per night. Contact Brenda on 085 7268024. All welcome.

Friendship Club

The friendship club has resumed on Fridays at 3pm in the Parish Centre. New members and helpers welcome.

Calander 2014 

Following the success of the Dunlavin Residents Association calendar for 2013, the Residents Association are now selling their calendar for 2014. €8. Great photographs, selling fast at the Post Office. Great present for family members abroad.

Used Postage Stamps

Please keep you used postage stamps for St Patrick’s Missions Kiltegan who can use them to fundraise. Used stamps can be dropped into the parish office anytime. Thanks to all who have donated stamps over the past years.

Photocopying Service

A photocopying service is available in the Parish Centre, telephone 045/401871 for details.

St Vincent de Paul Group

The telephone contact number for the local branch is 0857274194.and the contact number for the Samaritans 1850-60-90-90


Bingo takes place in the Imaal Hall every Saturday night at 9pm. Jackpot waiting to be won now stands at €1200. The funds raised by the Bingo goes towards the upkeep of the Imaal Hall and well worth supporting.

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