Dunlavin Notebook – April 28


Donard/Glen Camogie Club

Our Camogie club has been chosen by the Camogie Association to participate in the

‘You & Me Play Camogie’ Initiative.

This is a 6 week programme where parents/guardians learn the skills of the game of camogie and keep active themselves.

You are invited to participate in this programme. There will also be a nutritional talk on healthy eating for sports participation provided as part of the programme for both the players and the parents involved in the programme.

Day Programme will be run: Wednesday

Start date: Wednesday 14th May

Time: 6.30pm-7.30pm

Looking forward to seeing you participate in the programme! To put your name down for this worthwhile programme or for further information  Breda 086 3598866


Come and find out all about our Playground,  MUGA, Outdoor Toning Area and Sensory Garden!

Dunlavin Playground Committee are hosting an information session on Thursday next, May 1st 2014 between 2pm and 3.30pm. We will have a display set up in the hall of Scoil Nioclais Naofa, adjacent to the site. We will have images of the equipment, images of our MUGA area, full drawings of the site and sensory garden, images of our toning equipment and much more. Please drop in and see us – we know you will be impressed by what you see!

Country Market

Baltinglass Country Market are hosting a tasting morning at the market on Saturday May 3rd 2014 10am to 1pm. If you are planning a party this summer, come along and sample delicious treats which can be ordered in advance from the traders.

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.

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. Prizes galore on the day including a hamper worth €100 for 1 lucky entrant.

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 “

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.

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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