Dunlavin notes April 13

Dunlavin

Culture Bus
The culture bus will travel to visit the wonderful Mount Congreve Gardens in Waterford on Sunday April 19th . The bus will leave Dunlavin at 10.30am, will visit the gardens in the morning and the museums in the city in the afternoon. Enquiries to 0879693960.

WWHS Journal 2015: call for papers
We hope to publish the next West Wicklow Historical Society journal later in 2015. Co-editors Donal McDonnell and Chris Lawlor are currently accepting contributions for the forthcoming volume. Essays, articles, illustrations including drawings, maps and photographs will all be considered. Any material on the archaeological or historical past of west Wicklow and/or neighbouring areas of counties Dublin, Kildare and Carlow may be suitable for publication. The deadline for submissions is the end of July and articles in past journals have varied from less than a thousand words to nearly ten thousand, so there is much scope for authors. Illustrations without accompanying articles may be published with a caption or a brief explanatory paragraph, and all illustrations are particularly welcome. Potential contributors may contact the editors at [email protected] or [email protected].

Friends of Calcutta
The friends of Calcutta are organising a clothes collection for Wednesday April 15th 20145. Please leave clothes at the parish office between 1 and 2pm on the day for collection.

DIY
A 4 week DIY course on basic skills will commence on April 20th in Dunlavin. The fee for the course is €20 and €10 for unwaged. The will cover Health & Safety, Painting/Wallpapering, basic electrics and basic plumbing. The course is being run by KWETB and for further information contact Fionnuala at 086 0499149.

Draw
St Nicholas Ladies GAA and Donard Glen Camogie club have teamed up to hold a bumper raffle on June 1st 2015.Prize fund €3,000 and tickets €20 from any club members.

Tom Crean Story
The Tom Crean story of the Antartica takes place in Rathsallagh House on Monday April 27th at 7pm. The night includes dinner and the show for €65.

Golf Society Results
The Dunlavin Inn Golf Society next outing Saturday April 25th to Athy. New Members welcome.

Yoga Lessons
Yoga classes will commence in the Jonathan Swift Hall on April 18th at 8pm. Classes are suitable for beginners. For more details contact [email protected] or text 087/9235865.

Line Dancing
Line dancing takes place in the Imaal Hall every Wednesday night at 8pm. €6 per night.

Golf Classic
A date for your diary if you are a golfer. St Nicholas of Myra Church will hold a golf classic on Saturday May 9th in Baltinglass Golf Club Tee time will be 1.30pm to 5pm..Team of 4 €160 which includes meal and prizes. Enquiries to Ed Butterfield 0872407749, Dinny Walsh 0872111521 or Johnny Allen 0878439611.

Baltinglass and District Country Market
Spaces available for home bakers, (non commercial) who bake brown bread, scones, tarts, sponges. For further information contact Rosella on 086 6025033 or Anne on 059/6481575.

Trip to Lourdes
It is hoped to organise a parish trip to Lourdes for September 22nd 2015. Cost €729. Anyone interested should contact the parish office. 045/401871

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

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
They meet every Tuesday from 10am-2pm and Thursday nights 7.30pm to 9.30pm. in Murtagh’s. If anyone has tools or timber that they could donate to the shed it would be greatly appreciated. All welcome.

Friendship Club
The friendship club takes 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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