Dunlavin Notebook – November 25


The Dunlavin Playground Committee held their Strictly Come Dancing Competition in St Laurence’s Community Complex on Saturday night last. It was an excellent night with over 550 in  attendance. The compere on the night was Bridget Joyce who kept everyone amused with her witty and often daring commentary. The Complex looked every bit the part with a specially erected stage and special lighting effects. This was a great community night for Dunlavin with dancers of all ages and from many different groups. They all brought their own supporters who had a fantastic night. The night finished with everyone getting a chance to dance on the stage accompanied by Two Guys Live. Declan Healy who is one half of two guys live was also the very deserving  outright winner with Vivienne of the Strictly come dancing competition. Obviously a man of many talents!Congratulations to the Dunlavin Playground Committee on such a well organized event. There was a lot of work in preparing for this night and it paid off!


Golf Results

The Dunlavin Golf Society results from outing to the Heritage 1st Andy Heffernan, 2nd Johnny Willis, 3rd PJ Harte, F9 Anthony Deering, B9 David Corrigan. End of year results Matchplay winner Andrew Dunne, runner up Christy Owens, player of the year PJ Harte, runner up Christy Owens. Date for Christmas Scramble to be confirmed.


Community First Responders

New Recruit Training April 5th & 6th 2014 in The Royal Hotel, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.

Our next New Recruit Training will be the weekend 5th & 6th of April 2014. The venue will be The Royal Hotel, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow. Contact John Fitzgerald if you are interested 085/7010383



Donoughmore whist drive for Friday 29th November  at 8:30pm in Donoughmore hall . We have an extra chance for winning this year . We are having a top score of the season  prize.
We are also running our christamas  poultry Whist drive on Friday 20th December  at 8:30pm. Great prizes on offer and a super raffle on the night. Worth noting in the diary .


Christmas Lights

Dunlavin & District Forum would like to invite the Community to a reception in the Market House on Saturday 7th December at 5pm followed by the turning on of lights at 6pm with Christmas Carols.

The Christmas Fair will take place in the Imaal Hall on Sunday 8th December from 10am until 4pm. We have a great variety of stalls and we will have a visit from Santa in the afternoon. Come along to join in the festive fun and support local enterprise.


CHRISTMAS FAYRE – Donoughmore Hall.

Once again this event will take place on Sat. 7th December from 2 – 6 pm at Donoughmore. This is an afternoon out for all the family, some of the great attractions are :Christmas table centres and wreaths for sale, also there will be Cakes, Plants, Toys, Jewellery, Bottle Stall, Household, Monster Christmas Raffle. For those who love food there will be crepes, hot chocolate, chocolate  fountain and of course, lovely teas.  There will be a Silent Auction with some great items to bid on. For the younger folk there will be lots of games to participate in, i.e throw the wellie, hook the reindeer, lucky dip and more.

Do come and enjoy the afternoon.  Admission free and lots of parking.



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Friedrich’s Ataxia Christmas Cards 

The Christmas cards are on sale again this year. They have the usual wide variety of cards but the organisers also have a very pretty card showing Cork city, Treaty Stone in Limerick as well a beautiful view of O’ Connell Bridge, Dublin. They are on sale at the usual outlets in Dunlavin Centra, Roche’s Pharmacy and Dunlavin Health Centre; O ‘Keeffe’s Donard, Daly’s Hollywood, Murphy Sheerin Veterinary, Baltinglass, Berney’s Pharmacy, Kilcullen, McGreal’s Pharmacy Blessington, The Office Shop , Blessington,  Crookstown Motors .  Cards are sold in pack of 15 at €8 per pack. There are three different cards in each pack of  15. All proceeds go directly to the charity and for this we are most grateful to all the outlets who sell them

The Kearney family would really appreciate your support for this event.



Santa has just sent word that he will be visiting Moat Farm, Donard, for one weekend only, due to his busy schedule on the 14th and 15th of December from 2-6pm. Visit to Santa is 10 euro per child, adults free. No booking required.



Stalls are available at Santa’s Winter Wonderland in Donard for any crafts person wishing to find an outlet for their produce. The event will take place on one weekend only the 14th and 15th of December from 2-6pm. For booking and further info contact Heather at 087 9666918.


Culture Bus

The culture bus will travel to the National Concert Hall on Saturday December 7th 2013 for “It is still a wonderful music life” by the Glasnevin Musical Society. The concert will feature Broadway hits from Meet me in St Louis, Carosel, Oklahoma, Cole Porter, Cabaret, West Side Story, Evita, Sondheim, Disney and favourite Christmas Classics and Carols. Bus will leave Dunlavin  at 11am, concert at 3pm, will also take in Eileen Gray exhibition in the concert hall. Return to Dunlavin at 7pm. For details telephone 0879693960.


Social Badminton

Social Badminton takes place in the Imaal Hall every Thursday night from 8.30pm to 10pm. €5 per night. Contact Brenda on 085 7268024. All welcome.


Friendship Club

The friendship club has resumed on Fridays at 3pm in the Parish Centre. New members and helpers welcome.


Calander 2014

Following the success of the Dunlavin Residents Association  calendar for 2013, the Residents Association are now selling their calendar for 2014. €8. Great photographs, selling fast at the Post Office. Great present for family members abroad.

Craft and Food Fair

A craft and food fair will take place in Camphill community hall Grange beg, Dunlavin on Saturday November 30th from 2-5pm. If you are interested in taking a stall please contact Jeannie on 0852161804 or Viccky on 0879286652 .Raffle will take place at the fair for a wonderful hamper in aid of Meals on Wheels.


Used Postage Stamps

Please keep you used postage stamps for  St Patrick’s Missions Kiltegan who can use them to fundraise. Used stamps can be dropped into the parish office anytime. Thanks to all who have donated stamps over the past years.

Photocopying Service

A photocopying service is available in the Parish Centre, telephone 045/401871 for detail


St Vincent de Paul Group

The telephone contact number for the local branch is 0857274194.and the contact number for the Samaritans1850-60-90-90



Bingo takes place in the Imaal Hall every Saturday night at 9pm.Jackpot waiting to be won now stands at €1200. The funds raised by the Bingo goes towards the upkeep of the Imaal Hall and well worth supporting.


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