Dunlavin notes December 8

Dunlavin

Credit Union AGM
Dunlavin Credit Union will hold its Annual General Meeting on Monday December 15th at 8pm in the Credit Union. It is in the interest of all members to attend this important meeting.

Quiz Winners
Donard Glen Camogie Club held a very successful table in Toomey’s Donard on Friday last. The winning team was John & Mary O’Neill, Ann
Lagrue and Lucy Mooney. Second team was Emer Miley, Karen Walsh, Willie & Teresa Whelan. The Christmas hamper was won by Fionnuala Tyrrell.

Other prize winners were Lynsey Walsh, Mollie McCormack, Mary Brett Kelly, Mary Harney C/O Toomeys, Nora O’Neill, Linda Darker,
Sandra Cleary and Ann Lagrue. Amanda Butler’s team won the table prize. Club President thanked quiz master Eddie Butterfield and the
Toomey Family for help in organising the night. On behalf of the club Bridy thanked all its members, supporters and sponsors for their
continued support in what was its most successful year to date and wished all a happy & peaceful Christmas.
Art Winnners
The winners of the annual Credit Union Art Competition were Age 7 and Under 1st Andrea Byrne, 2nd Makejla Farrell, 3rd Daisy Honner.
Age 8-10 years 1st Sophie Barrett, 2nd Holly Wright, 3rd Rhianna Gaynor.
Age 11-13 years 1st Jack Reid, 2nd Clodagh Kelly, 3rd Kate Bevan. Special Needs prizewinner Daniel O’ Neill. Well done to teachers and students for taking part.

Calander
Dunlavin residents association have launched their 2015 calander. It is a photographic history of local events. Great stocking filler at €8, available in the local shops. Nice present for family across the water.

Courses
Enrolments are now been taken for the following evening classes at Colaiste Eoin Hacketstown -Level 5 Childcare and Healthcare Fetac Modules, Level 6 Childcare Fetac Modules due to start 5th January 2015. Contact 059 6471198 / 087 4144395

Whist Drive
Donoughmore Christmas whist drive will take place on Friday December 19th at 8.30pm in Donoughmore Hall. This promises to he a great night . Great prizes and a super raffle .

Concert
A Christmas Concert will take place in St Nicholas of Myra Church on December 18th at 7.30pm. The students from Scoil Nicholas Naofa will perform on the night.

Christmas cards

This year Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance have yet another array of lovely cards with something for everyone. They are sold in pack of 12 for €7 with over 60% or €4.30 going to research for every pack sold. Due to the generosity of local shops, they are available in Parish Office, Dunlavin, OKeeffe’s Donard ,Daly’s Hollywood, The Post Office, Centra, Roches Pharmacy and the Health Centre in Dunlavin, Berney’s Pharmacy Kilcullen, McGreal’s pharmacy and the Office Shop, Blessington, Murphy Sheerin Veterinary & Patterson’s Baltinglass.

The charity has a small amount of cookery books written by Catherine Fulvio – a beautiful hard back edition, illustrated, easy to make cakes and ingredients are all ready available for sale a special price of €5 which would make a lovely Christmas present. Book available at the Office Shop, Blessington

Scoil Nicolas Naofa News
We would ask parents who park at the entrance to Dunlavin Playground to be very vigilant of children crossing. Parents should not park in front of the crossing points at that location. They should allow for children and parents with buggies to cross in safety.

Yoga
Anyone interested in taking Yoga lessons should contact Kate on 087-2762319. She will conduct small classes starting this Wednesday November 5th.

Social Badminton
Badminton for fun takes place every Thursday night in the Imaal Hall at 8.30pm. All welcome.

Olde Chair
Looking for a nice piece of furniture or some Bric-A-Brac why not drop into the newly opened shop The Olde Chair on Stephen’s Street, Dunlavin (beside Rose’s Cafe). Great bargains to be got.

Culture Bus
The culture bus travelled to the National Concert Hall on December 6th for the annual Glasnevin Singers Christmas Concert. The group also visited The Taylor Gallery to view Martin Gale’s wonderful exhibition, The RHA and the Christmas Market on Stephen’s Green and The Art on the Railings. A very enjoyable day was had by all.

Unislim
A Unislim class has commenced in the parish centre Dunlavin on Tuesday mornings 11am to 12 noon. A great opportunity to shed those unwanted pounds before Christmas.

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 and Thursday nights 7.30pm to 9.30pm. in Murtagh’s. All welcome. Some interesting projects lined up for Christmas.

Friendship Club
The friendship club has restarted every Friday at 3pm in the parish centre. New members welcome.
Walking
Anyone wishing to join walking group meet at Imaal Hall on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9.30am.

Community Text Alert
Coming into the winter evenings people are asked to check in on elderly neighbours.
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 €2000. The funds raised by the Bingo goes towards the upkeep of the Imaal Hall and well worth supporting.

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