Dunlavin Notebook – April 21


Raffle Winners


Winners of Western Gaels Easter Raffle were 1st prize Hamper -Hannah Burke, 2nd Adrienne Muldowney, 3rd and 4th  Richardson Family, 5th Mick Burke, 6th Martin McKenna. Thanks to all who supported the raffle.


Rathsallagh House


Frankie Gavin & De Dannan – Concert Dining Monday 5th May.
Come and enjoy an intimate dining and concert evening with Frankie Gavin and De Dannan. Dinner and Concert €45. Dinner, Concert , B&B from €215 ( 2 people sharing ) . Strictly limited to 80 guests. To whet your appetite listen to Frankie’s newly released single “Whispering Hope”.  There might even be a birthday cake on the night???. Bookings on 045 303112.


Free online language learning at Dunlavin Library  

Wicklow County Libraries is introducing online language learning for library users. You can learn to listen, speak, read and write a new language in your library or from home. Unlimited access to courses in over 8o languages, including English for beginners or intermediate is facilitated.  Also featured is ‘learning on the go’ with BYKI Mobile, which is a rapid instructional system that can be downloaded to mobile devices.


If you’re not already a library member and want to avail of this new resource, drop in and join the library, it’s free to join, and we just need proof of address and current ID.


Dunlavin & District Forum

The Forum  AGM will take place on Thursday 24thApril at 8pm in Scoil Nioclais Naofa National School.

We are the voice of the community in Dunlavin. The last 8 years have seen a lot of activity within the community and we look forward to making further developments in our community over the next year. The participation of people in the community needs to be real and the voice of every group must be heard so that we can represent every member of the community. This is a great opportunity to become more aware and informed of local projects and to become an active participant in your community.

Please come along to support us and share information with our group.


Healing Service

An afternoon of prayer and healing will take place in Killaveney Church, Tinahely on Saturday May 3rd at 2pm. Eddie Stone will be in attendance and music will be by Louise Irvine. All welcome.


Horse riding and walking through the countryside


Organised by Donard Glen Equestrian Club and the Irish Long Distance Riding Association (www.enduranceireland.ie),  this event is open to all riders. The 12 mile pleasure ride starts from 10- 12pm. If desired teams of 3 or 4 can be formed on the day to compete for the Lugatryna perpetual team trophy courtesy of Billy Kelly. There is a 10 mile race ride for the  “Helen Kearney Cup” It starts at 12.30. Helen will present the cup to the winner in the early afternoon during the barbeque which is open to all to attend and support. The race ride promises to be a fun event. As is usual for such a race, the horse’s heart beat will be monitored before and after the race to make sure it is at the required level. For more details see www.endurance Ireland.ie


There will be hill walking to suit the all abilities starting from Donard school which will start at10am for the more strenuous and 11.30 for others. Entry fee €20 riders/ €10 -(which includes barbeque) reduced rates for families and under 18years. who will be . Prizes galore on the day including a hamper worth €100 for 1 lucky entrant


Car Boot Sale


Car boot sale on the 27th of April in the Imaal Hall.Tables are €15 each and 20 per cent from table sales will go to church repairs fund so book early as tables go very fast  Further information contact Willie Byrne 0868978902  or  045 401 425


Dunlavin Tidy Towns


Dunlavin Tidy Towns Committee will be holding their AGM on Thursday 24th at 8p.m. in the Imaal Hall. One of the key aspects of the Tidy Towns movement is to encourage community involvement and we are always looking for new members. Therefore consider yourself invited; we would greatly value attendance and your opinions on the night.


Trip to Knock


Annual trip to knock takes place on July 20th for three days. This outing is supported by the active retirement group in Baltinglass. Deposits to Baltinglass Credit Union on or before 20th April. For more details contact Bridy on 0868881850


Flora Mini Marathon

“A really enjoyable day out while doing a good deed for your community –

Anyone interested in doing the Flora Ladies Mini Marathon on Monday 2nd June 2014 in aid of Sophia Counselling Centre, St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan, please contact Annette McDonnell on 0877726399.   Enteries for marathon are now open atwww.florawomensmimimarathon.ie


Culture Bus

The bus will also travel see War Horse in the Bord Gais Theatre on Saturday April 26th. Bus will leave Dunlavin at 11am and return at 7pm.

Enquiries to 0879693960.


Community Text Alert

Community text alert has been launched in the Dunlavin area. Residents can sign up for €10. Forms are in Ed’s Veg shop. People are urged to be vigilant at all times and contact the Gardai if the spot anything suspicious in the area.


Sunday Mass Times

The official re-opening of St Nicholas of Myra Church will take place on Sunday April 27th at 11am by Bishop Eamonn Walsh.


Dunlavin Inn Golf Society

The next outing takes place on April 26th to Newbridge at 9.10am. Membership €35. New members welcome.


Craft Fair

A  Craft Fair will take place in the Imaal Hall, Dunlavin on June 22nd 2014 from 12pm to 6pm. Enquiries to 0879693960


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 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 €1600. The funds raised by the Bingo goes towards the upkeep of the Imaal Hall and well worth supporting

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