Dunlavin Notebook – March 3


Sunday Mass Times

The Sunday Mass time for the month of March will be at 12 noon in the Church of Ireland Church while St Nicholas of Myra Church is under repair.

Community Text Alert

The recently set up community text alert system will officially launch in Dunlavin GAA complex on March 7th at 7.30pm. All welcome.


Scoil Nichlos Naofa News

We are very grateful to Dunlavin Festival of Arts committee who recently donated €300 to the school. We intend using this money to put towards sound equipment which can be used for assemblies, concerts and school gatherings.

Singer songwriter John Spillane will perform for children from 1st to 6th class on Tuesday March 11th as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge. We will learn some traditional Irish songs in the coming weeks and sing along with John on the day. We will need to collect a small fee from each child to cover the costs involved.

Some parents are holding a ‘Toy Drop’ which will take place on Friday March 7th. Please find a list of toys that would be very welcome in the school on the reverse of this newsletter. If you have any of the toys listed we will find them a suitable classroom.

Cardio Salsa Classes

Cardio Salsa classes will take place in Donard Hall starting March 12th every Wednesday morning @9.30am Plus an evening class 8pm, day & venue yet to be confirmed!


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 winners of last weeks outing to Tulfarris were 1st Andrew Dunne, 2nd Christy Bracken, F9 John Britton, B9 Christy Owens, 2’s club Anthony Deering, Keith Willis and Maurice Keogh.

The outing for  March 29th is  to the  K Club  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 6th2014 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.



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.



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.The daily and local newspapers are available to read. 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. Great opportunity to de-clutter.


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 Brendan 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 interested085/7010383


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



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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