Dunlavin Notebook – March 10



Sympathy is extended to the Grace Family on the death of Helen Grace.

Helen is mourned by her husband Eamonn, sons Eamonn and Denis and daughter Kerrie, grandchildren Oscar and Alex and many relatives and friends. Helen’s burial took place in Dunlavin Cemetery following Mass in Harolds Cross on Friday March 7th 2014. May Helen rest in peace.


Culture Bus


The culture bus will travel to see War Horse in the Bord Gais Theatre on Saturday April 26th. Bus will leave Dunlavin at 11am and return at 7pm.

Enquiries to 0879693960.

Sunday Mass Times

The Sunday Mass time for the month of March will be at 12 noon in the Church of Ireland Church while St Nicholas of Myra Church is under repair.


Scoil Nichlos Naofa News

Many thanks to all the elves involved in raising €1300 which was presented to Solas last week following the sales of reindeer food. One of the greatest costs in our new build has been in fitting out the sensory and soft play rooms and these costs are in the region of €16,000. The grant available from the Department of Education & Skills for these rooms is €7,000 so all donations and fundraising is most welcome. A special mention to Suzanne Slevin, Adrienne Muldowney, Kay Grattan, Aleesha Walshe, Josie Hickey and many others


Cardio Boot Camp classes will take place for the 7 weeks of Lent in the Imaal Hall at 8pm from Tuesday 4th March to April 15th.  You can now register for the discounted price of €40. For enquiries contact Carmel on 085-7174494 or log on towww.facebook.com/slaneyfitness.


Meditation and Mindfullness Classes


Commencing on Thurs 13th March 10am -12 noon Margot Fogarty is running a 5 Week Class on Meditation and Mindfulness .in Crehelp.

Cost €90 or €20 weekly.


I would really appreciate it Margaret if you could pass on this information to anyone that you think would be interested.


For details contact Margot on  087 2362955


Cardio Salsa Classes 

Cardio Salsa classes will take place in Donard Hall starting March 12thevery Wednesday morning @9.30am
Plus an evening class 8pm, day & venue yet to be confirmed!


Exercise and Fitness Course

“Exercise and Fitness” is a Fetac Level 5 module being held at Colaiste Eoin Hacketststown, starting 14th March for 6 Fridays.  Fee is €100..places limited.  All enquiries to 059 6471198


Dunlavin Inn Golf Society

The next outing takes place on

March 29th  to the  K Club  at 8.15am, April 26th Newbridge 9.10am,

May 31st Lisheen Springs 2.15pm, July 26th Rathsallagh 1.45pm, August 30thAthy 10.45am, September 27th Naas 11.30pm, Membership €35 includes Match play. New members welcome.



Spring Craft Fair

A Spring Craft Fair will take place in Camphill Community Hall, Grangebeg on April 6th 2014 from 2pm to 5pm. Enquiries to Jeenie 0852161804



Church Fundraisers

The following events are being organised as fundraisers for the new church floor in St Nicholas of Myra Church.

There will be a party night on the 16th March in the Imaal Hall, where Sean Daynes will shave his beard off provided we get sponsorship for over €2,000.  The operation transformation/fundraiser is going well and we have another group doing the “Run-a-muck” fundraiser on the 1st march.  All proceeds will go towards the Church floor.  It is also hoped to do some Line Dancing on March 16th and our own “Gedward” might even make an appearance on the same night.  Music on the night will be by “Sister Act”.  While the church is closed for these renovations Mass is being celebrated in St Nicholas’s Church Of Ireland Church at 8pm on Saturday evening and 10am on Sunday mornings.


Local Election

If you want your say in the upcoming local elections make sure you are on the register of elections. Telephone 0879693960 for application form.



Why not drop into the newly refurbished library in the Market House. Great selection  of new books especially for children. Membership is free, free WI-Fi and internet access.The daily and local newspapers are available to read. Opening hours Tuesday 6.30pm-8.30pm, Wednesday  3pm-5pm, 6.30pm-8.30pm.Friday 10.30am-1pm and 3pm-5pm. Saturday 11am-1pm. Closed Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends.


St. Nicholas GAA Notes

Clothes Collection – Every Monday Night from 7.30p-9.00pm also Saturday mornings from 11.00amfor the month of January. Great opportunity to de-clutter.


Flower Club

The March meeting of Dunlavin Flower and Garden Club will take place on March 12th 2014 at 8pm in the Jonathan Swift Hall. It will be a talk by Brendan Molloy from Hollywood Nurseries. New members welcome.


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


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.


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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