Dunlavin notes November 23


Christmas Cards
Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance have just launched their annual Christmas cards. As usual they have a varied selection and include a little comedy this year. They are sold in packs of 15 for €8. There are no administrative costs courtesy of the many outlets who them so for every pack sold €5 goes directly to research.

They are available in Dunlavin – Centra, Roche’s Pharmacy and Dunlavin Health centre; Donard – O’Keeffe corner shop; Hollywood – Daly ‘s; Blessington – Stationary Store and McGreal’s Pharmacy; Baltinglass – Murphy Sherrin Veterinary; Kilcullen – Berney’s Pharmacy. Your support would be much appreciated. While buying the cards raises money for research, sending the cards raises awareness of this rare and severely debilitating condition
Study Skills Course
A study skills programme will be held in conjunction with St. Kevin’s Community college . Dates for course are November 23rd,30th and 7th December from 7-9.30pm.The course is aimed at helping parents and carers to help students with study skills
Festive Fair
The annual festive Camphill Fair takes place in the community hall, Grangebeg on Saturday November 28th 2-5pm. A huge arrange of produce and crafts for sale. Free concert on the day.

Culture Bus
The culture bus will travel to Dublin on Sunday December 6th. Leaving Dunlavin at 11am , taking in some shopping and a free concert in the Unitarian Church, Stephen’s Green at 3pm. The concert is free but ticketed. Anyone wishing to travel please contact 0879693960.

Christmas Concert
The annual Christmas Concert in St Nicholas of Myra Church, Dunlavin will take place on Friday December 4th at 8pm. This promises to be a very festive night which will feature The Ballymore Eustace Band, Milltown Singers, Camphill Choir and Gormanstown Church Choir and local combined school choirs. The proceeds will go towards the church floor fund. Adults €10, children under 12 free.
e on November 21st and 22nd. Lots of exciting gift ideas for Christmas.

Senior Citizens Christmas Party
This years senior citizen Christmas Party will take place on November 29th at 3pm in the Imaal Hall.

Forum News
Dunlavin Christmas Fair ill take place on Saturday, December 5th in the Imaal Hall from 10am to 4pm. Santa’s Grotto will be open from 1 to 3pm. If you wish to book a stall at this years fair please contact Bernie on 086-2872619.

Dunlavin’s Christmas lights will be officially switched on after the Christmas Fair on December 5th. Please join us at the Market House between 5pm and 6pm for a mulled wine and mince pie reception with carol singing and the lighting of the Christmas Tree lights. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our collection boxes located in the local businesses.

Dunlavin GAA present a night at the Dogs on November 27th at Newbridge Greyhound Track. Doors open at 6.30pm. Tickets are €10 and kids U12s go FREE. There’ll be an Auction Race, Human Race, Raffle for a Kids Bike as 1st prize & plenty more prizes up for grabs. Tickets available from any Committee Member or from Ed’s Fruit & Veg. An evening of fun for all the family!

West Wicklow Historical Society
West Wicklow Historical Society has launched its latest Journal. This is Journal No. 8 from the WWHS. It features articles associated with such places as Baltinglass, Dunlavin, Hollywood and Killamoat, and the joint editors are Chris Lawlor and Donal McDonnell. Promises to be a great Christmas stocking filler.

Dunlavin Walking and Running Club – meets outside St. Kevin’s Community College at 7pm, every Mon, Wed & Fri @ 7pm. This is a great way to get fitter and meet new friends. For further details please contact Suzanne @ 087 2977794.

Badminton – has restarted on Thursday nights in the Imaal Hall at 8.30pm. New and old members welcome.

The Friendship Group – have started back on Fridays from 3.00pm to 5.00pm in the Parish Centre. New members welcome. There will be light exercises from 2.30pm. Anyone interested in the Community Alert panic button can find out more details at the Friendship Group on Fridays.

Register of Elections
If you have just moved to the Dunlavin Electoral area or have recently turned 18 years of age you are entitled to vote. For an application form to register please text your name and address to 0879693960.
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