The AGM of Dunlavin District Forum was held on Tuesday 28th of April 2015. There was a great turnout which is a great sign of how much good is being done. The new committee members are as follows: Chair Person: John Lawlor, Vice Chair: Jimmy Whittle, Secretary: Kay Hogan, Ass Secretary: Kay Grattan, Treasurer: Lydia Patterson, Ass Treasurer: Antoinette Whelan, PRO: Jim O’Neill and Declan Ryan. Other committee members are: Aisling O’Brien-Grace, Nuala Watters, Kathleen Lucey, Marie Dwyer, Colm Bagnall, Peter Furlong, Mark Lawlor, Una Deering, Suzanne Cummins and John O’Reilly, Cathal Tinkler, Michelle Brewster.
We are delighted to have so many new members on board and wish all of the departing Committee members the very best. Many thanks to all for their hard work on behalf of our community in the past years and thank them for their continued support moving forward.
We are investigating the possibility of updating the Town Christmas Lights this year along with other local amenities such as the walk way up to the Blessed Well and hopefully a new walk-way using the old railway lines around the town. If anyone is interested in helping out on the Forum please contact any of the committee all help is welcome.
33rd Dunlavin Festival of Arts
Friday June 19th to 21st 2015
7.30pm Official opening of Art exhibitions by local musician Phil Callery (Voice Squad) followed by live music by Dorly in Market House
8.30pm Folklore and Historical town walk about, commencing at Market House. Led by Jimmy Whittle, Chris Lawlor and John O’ Reilly
6.30pm – 8.30pm Juvenile Disco in the Imaal Hall (Dunlavin Ladies GAA)
9.30pm Set Dance Céilí in the Imaal Hall. Refreshments served
Proceeds to St. Brigid’s Hospice
Music entertainment in the pubs
Saturday June 20th
12 noon all exhibitions open
2pm Street Parade
2.30pm Puppet Show Imaal Hall
3.15pm Repeat of Puppet Show.
6-8pm Live Music “2 Guys Live” – Open Air
8pm. ”The Running Wave” Yeats in Drama, Poetry and Song in the Market House
9pm Bingo in the Imaal Hall
10pm Music in the pubs
Sunday June 21st
12 noon all exhibitions open
12 noon Craft Fair in the Imaal Hall
12 noon Dance Workshop- The Park
2pm Drumming Workshop-The Park
2pm Dog Show on Cow Green
2pm Family Fun Day on Dunlavin Green (Dunlavin Community Groups)
2pm Cartoon Character Show- Dunlavin Green
12 noon – 5pm BBQ-Jonathan Swift School
3pm Street Music, Street Entertainment, Teddy Bears Picnic The Green
3pm- Second dance Workshop- The Park
3.30 Dunlavin Writers’ Group perform Words for Pictures in Market House.
3.30 Cartoon Character Show- Dunlavin Green.
4.30. Folklore and Historical town walk about, commencing at The Market House. Led by Jimmy Whittle, Chris Lawlor and John O’ Reilly.
4.30pm Drumming Workshop- The Park
5pm Live Music: Caplis’ Bar
10pm Music in pubs
GALLERY SPACE: Market House – Professional Artists
Old Schoolhouse – Emerging Artists
Blue Door (Garda Station) – “Getting on in Years” Solo Exhibition with David Begg
Green Door (Coleborns’) – Solfeggio Experience -Sound Healing installation with Monica Gawecka
Nellie’s Video Library – Students’ Photographic/Craft Exhibition
White Door Gallery-Marvin- Aine O’Neill, Solo Exhibition.
The Unhinged Gallery -Photographic Exhibition by Norrie Rainey & Adrinne Johnston. Natures Wand: Exhibition by Margo Ussher.
Murtaghs’ – Dunlavin Photography Group Exhibition.
The Arch (beside Ed’s Veg Shop) – Aislinn Whelan Film ”Brendan” and Siobhan English Photographic Exhibition “Country Collection”
The Bookies- Rosie O’ Connor Photographic Exhibition. Portrait of a Village 2015
AIB Bank House-Exhibition by Blessington Art Group- Cruthu
Check out www.dunlavinartsfestival.com
To celebrate 200 years of worship at The Church of The Ascension,Ballynure a service will take place at 3pm on June 21st 2015. This will be followed by by an open day in Ballynure Gardens from 4.30-8pm. Admission €10, children free. All welcome.
Feile na nGael
Feile na nGael will take place on June 26th and 27th. Volunteers are required for the weekend to steward and umpire in Dunlavin and Donard pitches. Anyone willing to donate food, bunting, flags please contact Louise at 087-2236216.
Dunlavin Camera Club
Dunlavin Camera club are holding an exhibition during the Arts Festival. If anyone wants to exhibit or sell their work please email [email protected]
Funlavin Is Back
Funlavin will take place on June 28th at 11am. There will be a timed 5km – € 15, 10km-€20 run, a 5km family walk €20 for 2 adults and 4 children, Under 18’s 5km/10km €10. Registration can be done online or forms available in the shops. Stewards are required on the day if anyone can volunteer please contact Ray on 0879674509. All monies raised will be for local charities. Please support.
Set Dance Ceili
The annual Maureen Dennis Memorial Set Dance Ceili will take place on June 19th 2015 in the Imaal Hall . Dancing 9.30pm til late. Music by Syl and Liz. Proceeds to St. Brigid’s Hospice.
The festival of arts annual craft fair will take place in The Imaal Hall
on Sunday June 21st from 12noon until 6pm. Enquiries to 0879693960
Line dancing takes place in the Imaal Hall every Wednesday night at 8pm. €6 per night.
Badminton for fun takes place every Thursday night in the Imaal Hall at 8.30pm. All welcome.
A Unislim class has commenced in the parish centre Dunlavin on Tuesday mornings 11am to 12 noon.
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.
Anyone wishing to join walking group meet at Imaal Hall on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9.30am.
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.
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.
Change of Telephone Number
The telephone contact number for the Samaritans has been changed to
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.
If anyone has a notice for the Dunlavin Notes please email [email protected]