Dunlavin notes week January 8th



Dunlavin Flower &Garden Club

“Preparing for Spring and Summer” A talk by horticulturist Maria Cullen, in the Jonathan Swift Hall at 8pm on January 10th at 8pm. Admission €5 includes supper. New members always welcome.


A big thank you to all who supported the Friedreich’s Ataxia card fundraiser in December 2017. €900 was raised for research into this debilitating condition. A particular word of thanks to the many outlets who facilitate sales: Dunlavin Health Centre, Centra and the Parish centre Dunlavin, John OKeeffe, Donard, Murphy Sherrin Vetionary Baltinglass, Berney’s Pharmacy Kilcullen and McGreal’s Pharmacy and the Stationary Shop, Blessington. An international research conference in Pisa early this year, renewed hope for those who have Friedreich’s Ataxia that scientific research is ongoing. Stem cell and gene therapy interventions are also being investigated. The Kearney Family Dunlavin are indebted to you all for helping.

Social Dancing

Social Dancing will take place in The Imaal Hall on Friday January 12th , 9.30 to 12. Music by the very popular Done and Dusted. Fee €8. Make it your new year resolution.

Funding Application

Wicklow County Arts Office and Wicklow County Council announces the closing date and criteria for its three funding streams in 2018:

  • Artist Support Awards Scheme 2018
  • Arts Groups / Organisations Awards Scheme 2018
  • Arts Festival Awards Scheme 2018

The Arts Grants are offered each year to develop and deliver festivals and arts programmes of high quality and impact. These will enhance and complement the strategic development of the arts in the County. This call is open to artists, arts festival and to arts groups and organisations across all arts disciplines. Proposals should add significant value to arts practice, experience and/or participation in the arts in County Wicklow and support the Council’s strategic goals for the arts.

It is our intention through the extension of these schemes that a diverse range of creative projects will be cultivated for the county, which will nurture artists practice, create connectivity, generate new perspectives and voices within the cultural life of the county and support a myriad of high calibre arts events.

The closing date for all applications is Monday 19th February 2018 at 12 noon. Decisions will be made by Wicklow County Arts Office during March 2018 and applicants will be notified of the Arts Office.

You can download the information from our website http://www.wicklow.ie/arts-act-funding. Any further queries can be directed to [email protected], please use the award name in the subject line. Or call the Programme Coordinators Annette Moloney 086 842 9928 for Artist Support Awards and Liz Kelly 086 3522227 for Arts Festivals and Arts Groups / Organisations Awards.


Camogie News

Donard / Glen camogie club will hold their annual general meeting  on Saturday 13th January in Donard Hall. Please note this is a change of date. Our monthly draw will take place at the meeting. Our annual table quiz will take place in Toomeys Donard on Friday 26th. Team of 4. Get your team organised and get studying. Happy new year to one and all. May 2018 bring you peace and happiness and only good things to your life.


Sympathy is extended to  the family of Paddy O’ Brien , Park Lane, Grangebeg. Paddy died in Baltinglass Hospital, his funeral took  place in Gormanstown on Thursday December 21st. May Paddy rest in peace.


Football Coaches

Dunlavin GAA seek applications for Intermediate Football Head Coach/Manager &

Junior Football Head Coach/Manager. Send Applicantions to [email protected] Closing date for application form is December 15th, 2017

Dunlavin Nursing Home – require health care assistants (Must have Fetac/QQI Level 5), kitchen assistants and housekeeping staff as their 3rd and final unit is now opening. Email your CV to [email protected] or drop it in.


Wedding Singer

Soloist (Soprano) Margaret Evans Gilleece is available to sing at your special day. Margaret has performed at weddings all over Ireland and can be contacted on 087 6342964


Farm Shop

Cinderella Camphill Farm-shop – will now be open every Thursday 1-5.30pm, situated in the Barn on the Park Lane, Grangebeg. All Welcome.

Job Opportunity

Stratford/Grangecon Local Development Company – has vacancies on their Community Employment Scheme for the following positions: Gardening, Cafe Assistant, Landscaping, General Maintenance. These positions offer training opportunities and are located in Stratford/Dunlavin/Donard & Grangecon. To qualify for any of the above positions you must be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment for 12 months and be over 21 years of age. For further details contact Tom Whittle on 087 9227051 or email your CV to [email protected]

Dun Luain Foods

Dun Luain Foods , Church Road, Dunlavin have extended their shop opening hours, Monday to Thursday 9am-4pm Fridays 9am to 6.30pm. You can click and collect on www.dunluainfoods.ie


Dunlavin Friendship Club

The friendship club meet in the Parish Centre on Fridays from  3-5pm. All new members welcome. If you have a neighbour or relative that might benefit from the club please bring them along.


Music Lessons

Music lessons in Donard National school on Thurs at 8pm – tin whistle, flute, fiddle, banjo, concertina, accordion. Beginners welcome


Line Dancing

Line Dancing – continues in the Imaal Hal on Wednesdays from 8pm-10pm at a cost of only €6. New beginners are welcome, so come along learn a new skill and join the craic!


John Brady TD will hold a clinic in Dunlavin parish centre on the 2nd Monday of each month from 11.30am to 12.30pm. All welcome to drop in.

Used Postage Stamps

Please keep your used postage stamps for St. Patrick’s Missions, Kiltegan who can use them to fundraise. Used stamps can be dropped into the parish office any time. Thank you to all who have donated stamps throughout the past year.

Get Fit

West Wicklow Fitness -now open in Dunlavin GAA grounds. Contact 0879549077 to plan your fitness programme. [email protected]

Register of Elections

Anyone who has turned 18 or moved to the area and wishes to register to vote in Dunlavin please contact 0879693960




We all know you can borrow books but did you know that as a member of Dunlavin Library you can also get access to FREE resources.

*ENewspapers local, National and worldwide newspapers.

*Free Magizines online

*Audio Books

*E-Learning courses

*E-Language Learning

Just click and register your Library Card to access

Free Internet and Wifi, Printing, comfortable seating to relax .

Keep them reading over the winter months.

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Tues: 6.30-8.30

Wed: 3-5 & 6.30-8.30

Fri: 10.30-1 & 3-5

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