Dunlavin notes October 13


Advent Fair
Camphill Community Grangebeg are hosting an Advent Fair on Saturday 29 November 2014. For stalls & information please contact Jeannie 085 216 1804

Westside Community Games are appealing for help to prevent the club from disbanding. If anyone can help keep the club going please contact Loretta Wright, Linda Darker, Vera Reid or Marie Corrigan.


Well done to Donard / Glen camogie team on qualifying for the Leinster final against Kilmessin in two weeks time. Donard/ Glen defeated the Louth champions on Saturday last in Phillipstown, Co. Louth.


Dunlavin residents were shocked to learn of the sudden death of Mary O’ Rourke, Milltown last week. Mary is mourned by her sister Rose, brothers Eamonn and Pat and many relatives and friends. Mary’s funeral took place on October 11th 2014 in Dunlavin, Celebrant was Rev Douglas Malone. May Mary rest in peace.


Dunlavin Inn Golf Society Results
Captain’s Day Results 1st Niall Dunne, 2nd Anthony Deering, 3rd
Mark Rigney, Front 9 Peter O’ connor, Back 9 Maurice Keogh, longest drive Paul Kirby, nearest the pin Maurice Keogh. Player of the year Anthony Deering, Matchplay winner Anthony Deering, runner up David Corrigan.


Remembrance Mass
This years remembrance Mass will take place on November 11th at 8pm. The Mass will remember all family and friends who passed away during the year.


Songs of Praise
Local choirs and musicians will take part in an evening of music and entertainment in St. Nicholas of Myra Church Dunlavin on Sunday October 19th 2014. Special guests will be the Ballymore Brass and Reed band. Tickets will be on sale in the parish office soon.


CoderDojo is an open source, volunteer led movement running free not for profit coding clubs (Dojos). At a Dojo, young people between the age of 7-15 years learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programmes and games. Are you interested in seeing a Dojo established in Dunlavin- whether you are interested as a parent of a participant, a mentor or someone who could assist with organisation and administration, please email [email protected]


Folk Group
The folk group have restarted after the summer break. They sing at 10am Mass on Sundays every two weeks. Singers and musicians welcome to join in. Contact Suzanne on 087/2977794.


Parent and Toddler Group
Dunlavin Community Playschool’s Parent & Toddler group meet every Wednesday from 10am-12noon in the Jonathan Swift Hall behind the playschool. Cost is €3 per adult. More details contact 045/406866.


Men’s Shed
The Dunlavin Men’s Shed is now open, and meeting every Tuesday from 10am-2pm in Murtagh’s.


Senior Citizen Christmas Party
Anyone willing to make puddings / trifles or brown bread for the senior citizen’s Christmas party on November 30th please contact Pauline in the parish office.


Faulty Towers
The hilarious Basil and cast of the faulty towers show returns to Rathsallagh House on October 30th 2014 Dinner and show €55, contact Rathsallagh House for reservations. 045 403112.


Friendship Club
The friendship club has restarted every Friday at 3pm in the parish centre. New members welcome.


Anyone wishing to join walking group meet at Imaal Hall on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9.30am.


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.”


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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