Dunlavin notes – October 6


Camogie Championship
Donard/Glen Camogie team will play the Leinster Club Championship on Saturday next October 11th at 2.30pm in Phillipstown, Co. Louth. We wish them well as they take on the Louth Champions St. Kevin’s. Support would be appreciated.
St Nicholas Minors
St Nicholas GAA minor team take on St Pat’s in the county final on Sunday October 12th at 1.15pm in Aughrim. Please support.

Fundraiser Rideout/%KM walk for Children with Arthritis and Crumlin Hospital Physio Department.
Sun 12th Oct @ 1.00pm from Moat Farm, Donard
Prizes for best turned out, most creative fall plus others
Proceeded by BBQ Raffle and Video of the days events in Toomey’s Pub Donard.
Ride – Adults €20 ,Children €10 – All walkers €10 Will suit all riding standards

Call Trish 0877414976
News from Scoil Niochlas Naofa
5th & 6th classes are busy rehearsing with Music Generation teacher Jennifer McMahon each Friday from now until November 21st. They will sing in the Grand Canal Theatre on Sunday November 23rd.


Results of Winners for Flower – Harvest Festival 2014






Adrienne Thompson

Richard Delmer

Church of Ireland

Richard Delmer





Sarah Paige

Betty Comiskey


Pauline Allen

Marion Harney

Patti Masterson


Miriam Tomkins

Avril Handbidge

Margaret Allen


Dunlavin Parish


The Flower Committee

Dunlavin & District Forum


Lynn Kearney & Kim O’neill

Kay Grattan

Deirdre Willis



Dunlavin Play School


St. Kevin’s Community College


Jonathan Swift N. S.


Results of Winners for Flower – Harvest Festival 2014

Shops & Homes



1st Place

Dunlavin GAA Club – Murtagh’s Window

2nd Place

The Dunlavin Credit Union

3rd Place

Ann Roche’s House Window

Results of Winners for Flower – Harvest Festival 2014 – Children


5 – 7


8 – 10


11 – (+)

1st Place –

Pim Tinkler & Grace Barber

2nd Place –

Ruth Kearney

3rd Place –

Lucy Fadian – Aged 4

4th Place –

Megan Thompson

1st Place –

Aoife Darker

2nd Place –

Chloe Fadian

3rd Place –

Aoife Corrigan & Emma Barber

4th Place –

Carlenna O’Flynn

1st Place –

Niamh Darker

2nd Place –

Eimear Lambe

3rd Place –

Katie Murtagh

4th Place –

Izabella Tyrell

Dunlavin Flower – Harvest Festival
Overall Winner of the perpetual Trophy
Adrienne Thompson
The festival was a wonderful display of the local and visiting talent, thanks to all who helped make it such a success.
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]
Dunlavin Flower Club
Dunlavin Flower will host a Halloween Demonstration by Daisy-A-Day on Wednesday October 8th at 8pm in the Jonathan Swift Hall. Tea and raffle of arrangements. Please come along and bring a friend.
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.
Text Alert
Dunlavin text alert will hold a cake sale after Mass on October 12th . It is hoped to get the community alert signs erected before the winter. Please support.
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.
Culture Bus
The Culture Bus will travel to the Helix in Dublin for Madam Butterfly on Thursday October 23rd 2014. Bus will leave at 6pm sharp, show at 7.30pm. Show is only on for one night so please phone 0879693960 as soon as possible if you wish to travel.
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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