Dunlavin Notebook – February 17

Dunlavin

Men’s Shed

Interested in setting up a Men’s Shed in Dunlavin, there will be an information session on February 25th at 11am in the Imaal Hall

A Men’s Shed is a dedicated, friendly and welcoming meeting place where men come together and undertake a variety of mutually agreed activities. It is open to all men regardless of age, background or ability. It is a place where you can share your skills and knowledge with others, learn new skills and develop your old skills.

An information session on establishing a Men’s Shed in Dunlavin

For more information contact:  Mary Burke 045 406000 or 086 043 0059

Scoil Nichlos Naofa News

 Enrolment forms for next year’s Junior Infant classes are now being accepted. Closing date for enrolment is Friday February 28th.

Irish Wheelchair Church Gate Collection

The annual church gate collection for the Irish Wheelchair Society will take place at Masses next weekend February 22nd and 23rd 2014. Your support would be appreciated.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the Kehoe family Crosskeys on the death of Chris last week. Chris who was predeceased by his wife Mary is mourned by his daughters Mary and Kathleen, sons Ciaran, Tom, Liam and Joe, brother Liam and many relatives and friends. Chris’s funeral took place in Dunlavin on Sunday February 9th 2014. May he rest in peace.

Baltinglass & District Country Markets

The market re-opens Valentine’s weekend Saturday February 15th 2014. Get all your Valentine Chocolate treats along with the usual country market produce, cakes, homemade jams, chutney, eggs and crafts. Looking forward to seeing you all at Stratford Lodge, Old School Lane, Baltinglass.

Exercise and Fitness Course    

“Exercise and Fitness” is a Fetac Level 5 module being held at Colaiste Eoin Hacketststown, starting 14th March for 6 Fridays.  Fee is €100..places limited.  All enquiries to 059 6471198

Dunlavin Inn Golf Society

The first outing for 2014 will take place on February 22nd in Tulfarris at 9.45am.

March outing K Club on 29th at 8.15am, April 26th Newbridge 9.10am,

May 31st Lisheen Springs 2.15pm, July 26th Rathsallagh 1.45pm, August 30th Athy 10.45am, September 27th Naas 11.30pm, Membership €35 includes Match play. New members welcome.

Spring Craft Fair

A Spring Craft Fair will take place in Camphill Community Hall, Grangebeg on April 6th 2014 from 2pm to 5pm. Enquiries to Jeenie 0852161804

Dunlavin & District Forum

Dunlavin & District Forum  are holding a Race Night in Burkes Pub on Saturday 8th March 2014 to raise funds to maintain these lights and hopefully add some new lights to the town next year.  Time to get your  horse back on track. Your continued support is very much appreciated.

Benedict & Beatrice

Why not give your home a nice lift with a piece of furniture from the Benedict and Beatrice range which is on display in Marvin Architectural Showrooms. A great  display of colour and charm in the pieces of furniture. Call Ann on 406200.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the Honner family , Oldcourt on the death of John Honner . John is mourned by his brothers Kenneth and Winston, sister Patricia, wife Jessie, sons David, Johnny and Mervyn, daughters-in-law Sadie and Patricia, grand-children Jane, Maud, Roger, Helen and Brian. John’s funeral took place in Bray on February 11th 2014. May he  rest in peace.

Church Fundraisers

The following events are being organised as fundraisers for the new church floor in St Nicholas of Myra Church.

There will be a party night on the 16th March in the Imaal Hall, where Sean Daynes will shave his beard off provided we get sponsorship for over €2,000.  The operation transformation/fundraiser is going well and we have another group doing the “Run-a-muck” fundraiser on the 1st march.  All proceeds will go towards the Church floor.  It is also hoped to do some Line Dancing on March 16th and our own “Gedward” might even make an appearance on the same night.  Music on the night will be by “Sister Act”.  While the church is closed for these renovations Mass is being celebrated in St Nicholas’s Church Of Ireland Church at 8pm on Saturday evening and 10am on Sunday mornings.

Local Election

If you want your say in the upcoming local elections make sure you are on the register of elections. Telephone 0879693960 for application form.

St Kevin’s Community College Courses

Introductory courses will be taking place in

St. Kevin’s Community College in partnership with Blessington Adult Basic Education

THE JOYS OF GARDENING:

(Early February-dates to be Finalised)

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPGHY:

(Wednesday, 26th February 10:00-12:00)

CHILDCARE PARENTING: (Wednesday, Early February-dates to be finalised)

(phone/text for further details):

Mary 086 0430059

or

Annette 086-8462771

 

Culture Bus

The culture bus will travel to the Bord Gais Theatre on Saturday March 1st to attend Swan Lake. Bus will leave Dunlavin at 11am, concert at 2.30pm, return to Dunlavin before 6pm. Enquiries to 0879693960

Library

Why not drop into the newly refurbished library in the Market House. Great selection  of new books especially for children. Membership is free, free WI-Fi and internet access. Opening hours Tuesday 6.30pm-8.30pm, Wednesday  3pm-5pm, 6.30pm-8.30pm.Friday 10.30am-1pm and 3pm-5pm. Saturday 11am-1pm. Closed Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends.

St. Nicholas GAA Notes

Clothes Collection – Every Monday Night from 7.30p-9.00pm also Saturday mornings from 11.00am for the month of January.

Flower Club

The March meeting of Dunlavin Flower and Garden Club will take place on March 12th 2014 at 8pm in the Jonathan Swift Hall. It will be a talk by Brenday Molloy from Hollywood Nurseries. New members welcome.

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                   

Friendship Club

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

 

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.

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

Jackpot

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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