Dunlavin Notebook – December 16

St. Nicholas of Myra Church, Dunlavin- Christmas Timetable 2013

Tuesday 17th December – 8.00pm

Penitential Service will take place after 8.00pm Mass

Thursday 19th December

St Nicholas Naofa School Carol Service 7.30pm

Tuesday 24th December – Christmas Eve

Confessions: 10.30 am to 12 Noon. Mass: 10.00pm – Vigil Mass

Wednesday 25th December – Christmas Day

Masses: 10.00am & 12 Noon

December 28th& 29th Sat & Sun

Mass will take place in St. Nicholas Church of Ireland – Church, Dunlavin at 8.00pm on Sat 28th Dec, & 10.00am (only) on Sunday 29th Dec, 2013


Sympathy is extended to the Burke family, Milltown on the death last week of their mother Margaret. Margaret who was predeceased by her husband Joe and son John is mourned by her sons Chris, Paul and Ger, daughters Betty, Margaret and Anne. Margaret’s funeral took place in Dunlavin on December 11th 2013. May she rest in peace.

Flower Club

The January meeting of Dunlavin Flower and Garden Club will take place on January 8th 2014 at 8pm in the Jonathan Swift Hall. It will be a garden talk by Nora Murray. New members welcome.

Evening of Christmas Music

The Milltown Singers and friends will present an evening of music and song on Friday December 20th at 8pm in Camphill Community Hall Grangebeg. Donations on the night will be made to Camphill Community and St. Vincent de Paul. Please come along and join in the festive fun.


Meitheal will close on Christmas Eve and re-open on January 7th. 2014.

Thanks to all who supported us last year.

News from Scoil Nicholas Naofa

The school choir are busy rehearsing for the Peace Proms concert which takes place in the City West Hotel on February 1st. They will sing at the 10am Christmas Day Mass.

The Board of Management has made a submission regarding the Eirgrid pylon plans. Many thanks to Niall Healy for his work in this regard.

We are building an insect hotel for our school garden. Thanks to Francis O’Reilly for all his work with this project. We are collecting straw, ivy, logs, bricks, twine and small corks. Collection boxes can be located inside the main door.

First Holy Communion next year will take place on Saturday May 17th at 11am. 2014

Community First Responders

If you fancy a big challenge for 2014 why not train as a first responder.

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


Christamas  poultry Whist drive on Friday 20th December  at 8:30pm in Donoughmore Hall. Great prizes on offer and a super raffle on the night. All welcome.

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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.

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.

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.

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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