Dunlavin Notebook – December 23

Tidy Town Post Christmas Walk

Dunlavin Tidy towns are hoping that you will join them for a sponsored Lakeshore Walk from Avon Rí Blessington to Russborough on Saturday 28th December. All welcome, they’ll be meeting at 11 a.m. in the Avon Rí car park, rain or shine or snow! You don’t need to fill a card, just turn up for the exercise and fresh air; cards are in the shops if you wish to support. 

 Winners of GAA Christmas Draw

1st prize Darragh Dillon, 2nd Donna Keating, 3rd T.J. Harney, 4th other winners were Billy Kelly, Bridget Murphy, Pat Reddy, Gerry, Cathy and Niall Healy. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who supported the draw.


Congratulations to Amy Barrett on her achievement in the Scor competition last week, Amy who is a daughter of Antionette and Dave Barrett will go on to the Leinster Finals. Best wishes in the final.

Credit Union Art Winners

The winners of this years Credit Union Art Competition were

7 years and under: 1st Megan Dowzer

2nd Felim Lynch Ward, joint 3rd Cherry Anne Honner and Daniel Booth.

8-10 years

1st Joshua Mills, 2nd Kate Bevan, joint 3rd Sophie Barrett and Naomi Miley.

11-13 years

1st Eimer Furlong, 2nd Niamh Kirby, 3rd Amy Switzer.

 18 years and over 

1st Geraldine Donohoe.

 Special Category

1st Luke Kelly, 2nd Nathan Moroney, joint 3rd James Hernadez and David Gibbons.


Luke Kelly and Geraldine Donohoe won prizes at Chapter level also.


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

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 Saturday & Sunday

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

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.


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.

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

Shine Reflexology

Do you feel stressed or tired without knowing exactly why? I can put my finger on it for you. Deep touch reflexology reveals and removes stagnant energy which accumulates within your body. Through your feet you can improve your health and wellbeing, discover how by visiting www.shinereflexology.com or call James on 086 660 9818

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.

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.

Calendar 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.

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 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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