Dunlavin Notebook – November 4th

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.

Table Quiz

Donard/Glen camogie club are holding a table quiz on November 22nd in Toomeys Bar, Donard. There will be a raffle on the same night. Table of 4 €30.


Sympathy is extended to the Guing family, Usk on the death of their mother Margaret. Margaret’s funeral took place to Gormanstown on Thursday October 31st 2013.Margaret is mourned by her sons Seamus Leigh, George, Tommy, Joe, James, Paddy, daughters Angela, Mary and Margaret and her many relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

Golf Society

The results of the Dunlavin Inn Golf Society outing to Druid’s Heath last week were 1st Shane Kelly, 2nd Keith Willis, 3rd PJ Harte, Front 9 Maurice Keogh, Back 9 Christy Owens. Next outing November 16th at the Heritage. Shotgun start at 11am. Players are asked to arrive at 10.15 am.
Flower Club

The November Flower Club meeting will take place on Wednesday November 13th at 8pm in the Jonathan Swift Hall. It will be a Christmas Theme with Noeleen O’ Brien. All are welcome.

Craft Fair

The St. Laurence’s Food Art & Craft Fair will happen on Sat November 16th 7pm -10pm and on Sunday 17th from 12pm -6pm in St. Laurence’s Community Complex in aid of KARE & ST. Laurence’s. As usual Free parking, free admission and complimentary mulled wine on arrival. Christmas starts here!!

We have lots of interesting and varied stands already booked but there are still some available enquiries to Sheila 08501385133 after 6pm or email sheilawhelan@eircom.net. Soaps, cakes, wood turning, jewellery. crochet, dress making, crepes, victorian toys, aloe vera , beauty products & lots lots more. Watch this space for more details nearer the time
Social Dancing

Social Dance Classes take place every Monday night in Germaine’s Baltinglass from 8pm to 9.30pm. Lessons in quick set, jive, foxtrot and waltz will be given. All welcome. Enquiries to Mary on 086 8153033.
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.
Evening of Fashion and Fun

A colour me beautiful evening with Lys Jeffares takes place at Rathsallagh Golf Club on Friday 8th November at 8 pm. Welcome drink from 7 30pm. A night of fun and fashion in aid of St Nicholas parish. The night includes raffle, spot prizes and fun. Tickets from Meg at086/2413770,or Dawn at 086/3148093.

Irish Dancing

Irish Dancing Class in Imaal Hall, Dunlavin every Wednesday evening commencing at 3.15 p.m. (hall open from 3.00 p.m.).
Irish Dancing

There are Irish Dancing Classes in St. Nicholas Naofa National School every Wednesday at 3pm. All grades are catered for from 3 years upwards. Class teacher is Mary Byrne. TCRG-ADCRG.

Friendship Club

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

Cello Lessons

Cello lessons for children will be restarting in Dunlavin on 17th September. They take place on Tuesday afternoons. Price is €12 per half hour private lesson payable in advance in two installments. It is also possible to rent cello. Contact Lisa at lisabyrne1964@gmail.com or on087-6301997 after 2.30pm only
Shuriken Jutsu Martial Arts Classes

Shuriken Jutsu classes starting in the Imaal hall, 6:45p.m – 8:15p.m from the 13th of September and every Friday thereafter.

The classes will cover street/self defence, weapons, blocks and locks and will help towards improving fitness, losing weight, boosting confidence and self discipline. Students welcome from 5 years and up. All levels of fitness and experience also welcome. Please contact Sensei Paul Starrs for any further information on 089-4375897

Calander 2014

Following the success of the Dunlavin Residents Association calendar for 2013, the Residents Association are now selling their calander for 2014. €8.
Childcare Programme.

Free Childcare Programme – Parents & Childminders
The Childminders Advisory Service H.S.E.in conjunction with Wicklow County Childcare Committee will host a free introductory childcare programme in Dunlavin Community Playschool on Saturdays November 9th and 16th (2 day course) 9.30 am – 4.30 p.m. This programme covers all aspects of setting up childminding from home including the voluntary notification system, tax exemption and childminder’s grant scheme. It will also be of benefit to parents .Advance booking to: Bridie Clancy, Childminders Advisory Service, Phone: 01.6106147 Email: bridie.clancy@hse.ie or to Wicklow County Childcare Committee Tel: 0404 64455
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 Vicky on 0879286652 .Raffle will take place at the fair for a wonderful hamper in aid of Meals on Wheels.

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 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 details.
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


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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