Dunlavin notes July 7

Dunlavin

Community Games Winners

Westside Community Games Winners from the County finals in Shillelagh last weekend U10 Hurdles 1st Matt Miley, Long Jump 1st Simon Doyle, U14 Hurdles Mark Reid, Ball Throw 1st Jack Reid, U14 Long Puck Amy Barrett, U 10 200m Cian Deering,U14 boys relay Westside 1st.U10 100m 2nd Liam Metcalfe, U14 100m Daire Wright, 2nd Darragh Dillon, 2nd Oisin Flynn, U12 100m 3rd  Clodagh Kelly, Relay Race U10 Westside 3rd. U 6 60m Katie Corrigan, Long Puck 3rd Brian Keogh, Ball Throw 3rd Brian Fenton, U 12 100m Alan Miley, Ball Throw 4th Ben Lawless, U12 relay Westside 4th, U13 Mixed Relay Westside 4th, U6 60m 4th Eoin Miley. Westside were the 3th team overall. Well done to all.

Big Jim’s Hoolie

Big Jim’s Hoolie takes place on July 18th -20th. Proceeds swill go towards painting the outside of the church and a donation to St Brigid’s Hospice , Curragh. Anyone wishing to get involved can contact any member of the Keogh family.

Paintings for sale

Willie McCann has some of his artwork for sale in rose’s Cafe . Willie is donating the proceeds to St Brigids Hospice. Why not drop in for a cuppa and a browse.

Sympathy

Sympathy to the Walsh family, Lemonstown on two sudden family deaths last week. Denis son John 49 passed away suddenly in England and their brother Paddy died suddenly on June 12th at his home in Yellow Bog. Paddy is mourned by his wife Margaret, daughter Therese, sons Joe and Danny. Brothers Charlie and Denis, sisters Anna-May, Sadie, Marie and Teresa and many relatives and friends. Funeral took place in Kilcullen on Sunday   June 15th . Guards of honour were formed by local GAA clubs. May Paddy rest in peace. John’s funeral will take place in England. May John rest in peace.

Here Comes Funlavin

Dunlavin has been a hive of activity for the past couple of weeks with construction beginning on the Playground, Sensory Garden, Outdoor Toning Area and MUGA. It is great to see such progress. Sunday morning last was no exception with committee members gathered at the site to launch Funlavin, their 10K, 5K & Family Walk. Speaking to Chairperson, Aisling Grace she said “there is a great buzz around the village about the project now that construction has begun, we are delighted with the support we are getting from the entire community”. Asking her about Funlavin she said “it is our next fundraiser and we need it to go really well for us to keep the project on target, we’re looking forward to seeing the same great crowd we had last year and look forward to welcoming all those people who will come to Funlavin for the first time this year”.

Gathered with the group were event sponsors Morrins Centra, Dunlavin and Clearwater Landscapes. Liam Morrin acknowledged the great work being done by the committee at a local level and said they were “delighted to be associated with a project that was going to be of such benefit to the people of Dunlavin and surrounding areas”.

Mary O’ Sullivan is coordinating the event for the committee and she said “there’s something for everyone with our 10K and 5K routes that can be run or walked and our Family Walk, this year we have a new 10K route which is flatter and faster so we’re hoping for great times!”

The group have gone to great effort to organise professional timing chips, water stations, prizes in six categories and refreshments for all in the Imaal Hall afterwards so it promises to be a great event. For further details check out runireland.com or the facebook page for Dunlavin Playground Project. Get yourself to Funlavin!

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the Owens family on the death of their sister Ann Weekes who died recently in America. Ann’s husband Trevor predeceased her by a few weeks. May they rest in peace.

Set Dance Céile

The annual set dance céile held in conjunction with the Dunlavin Arts Festival took place on Friday June 20 in the Imaal Hall.  This is an annual event with all proceeds going to St. Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh.  It was decided this year to change venue from the Jonathan Swift School to the larger venue of the Imaal Hall, this proved to be a wise move as a huge crowd of dancers from all over Leinster came to support this event which in previous years was organised by Maureen Dennis. Maureen sadly died in October 2013.

A special word of thanks to Liz Hand and Syl Bell who provided the music and called the sets, for what was a very lively night.  In the weeks beforehand Syl & Liz also publicised the Céile through the length and breadth of Leinster.

There was no shortage of food for the hungry horde thanks to the generosity of many people. Admission was by donation, spot prizes, all donated, were drawn on a free door ticket.

Eileen Mc Donald and Dolly Wellar, Hospice committee gave an outline of the plans and costs for the proposed extension of services at St. Brigid’s Hospice, which caters for Kildare and West Wicklow.  Eileen thanked all present for their support and said that all money raised would be put to good use at St. Brigid’s.

A sum of € 2,920 has been forwarded to St. Brigid’s Hospice proceeds from the night.   Mìle Buìochas.

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

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.

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.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

Jackpot

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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