Dunlavin notes August 18


Dunlavin Flower & Garden Club

The club will resume after the summer break on Wednesday September 10th 2014 at 8pm in the Jonathan Swift Hall. The topic will be “A talk on Monet’s Masterpiece at Giverny” by Brenda Dalaney. This will be followed by the AGM. New Members always welcome.

St. Mary’s Rectory Repair Fund

“Farmers and Charmers “ entertainment night on Friday September 19th 2014 in Germaine’s, Baltinglass. Further information contact Florrie 0874106364 or John 0868072086.

Culture Bus

The culture bus will travel to Mount Congreve gardens in Waterford on Saturday August 30th 2014. The bus will depart Dunlavin at 10am and return at 7pm (approx) Enquiries to 0879693960.

Rose of Tralee

Last years Wicklow Rose Sarah Whelan has launched her illustrated book in memory of the event and it is on sale in Blessington Book shop.


Sympathy is extended to Catherine O’Reilly and family on the death last week of Catherine’s brother John Browne. John died after a long illness and was buried in Baltinglass on August 12th 2014 following a con-celebrated Mass. A guard of honour was provided by The Irish Red Cross of which John was an active member for years. May John rest in peace.


Colaiste Eoin Hacketstown are now enrolling for the following Evening Courses commencing Monday 8th September. Levels 5 & 6 Childcare Modules, Level 5 Healthcare Support, Creative Drawing and Painting Skills. For details contact : 059 6471198 / 087 4144395

Golf Results

The Dunlavin Inn Golf Society next outing on August 30th to Athy Golf Club.Visitors welcome.


Lissadell House

A bus will travel to Lissadell House, Co. Sligo on August 20th 2014.

For more details contact Eamonn on 0872602900.


Flower Festival

The parish flower festival will take place on September 26th,27th and 28th 2014. Further details from the parish office at 045/401871. the event is open to individuals or organisations. The categories are as follows Advanced, Intermediate, Beginners, Novice, Schools, Novelty and Groups. Children (5-7 Years, 8-10 and 11 plus) Biscuit Tin Lids, Egg Cups or own design. It is hoped the business’s will get involved by creating an arrangement. If anyone would like to sponsor an arrangement for a loved one please contact the parish office on 045/ 401871.

New Running Club

We walk / jog or run Monday / Wednesday and Friday nights at 7pm outside St.Kevins School in Dunlavin. This club is completely free. People can just turn up on the night and join people either doing a “Couch to 5K” or walk, jog or run.

We are on Facebook under “Dunlavin Running Club.”

Graveyard Mass

The annual graveyard Mass will take place in Dunlavin Cemetery on August 24th at 7pm. Please let family and friends who do not live in the area know of the date.

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.


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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