Dunlavin Notebook – May 12

Arts Festival Meeting

A meeting to organise Festival 2014 will take place in Rathsallagh Golf Club on May 17th at 3pm. Anyone interested in helping out with this year’s festival is invited to attend. The 32nd festival will take place June 20th to 22nd inclusive.


Freidrich’s Ataxia Fundraiser

Over €3,000 was raised last Sunday in Donard at the Freidrich’s Ataxia Walk / Ride Out. Over 150  participants took part in the fun day of walking and leisure riding across the Wicklow Hills. The cross country race winners were 1st Bronagh Ryan, 2nd Robert Ryan and 3rd Miriam Clarke. The winners of the team event were Aoife Grace, Emma Toomey, Cora and Thomas Roche, 2nd Billy and Jimmy Kelly, Katelyn and Catherine Thompkins. The raffle winners were Clifford Fenton, Mark Doyle, Peter Hayden, Phillip Pearce, Jimmy Kelly, Maeve O’ Brien, George Barrett and Robert Ryan. Dr. Mary Kearney thanked all the participants, sponsors and helpers for their hard work and support.


Dunlavin Inn Golf Society

 Next outing to Lisheen Springs on May 31st at 2pm. All welcome.


Donard/Glen Camogie Club

Our Camogie club has been chosen by the Camogie Association to participate in the

‘You & Me Play Camogie’ Initiative.

This is a 6 week programme where parents/guardians learn the skills of the game of camogie and keep active themselves.

You are invited to participate in this programme. There will also be a nutritional talk on healthy eating for sports participation provided as part of the programme for both the players and the parents involved in the programme.

Day Programme will be run: Wednesday

Start date: Wednesday 14th May

Time: 6.30pm-7.30pm

Looking forward to seeing you participate in the programme! To put your name down for this worthwhile programme or for further information  Breda 086 3598866


Free online language learning at Dunlavin Library.         

Wicklow County Libraries is introducing online language learning for library users. You can learn to listen, speak, read and write a new language in your library or from home. Unlimited access to courses in over 8o languages, including English for beginners or intermediate is facilitated.  Also featured is ‘learning on the go’ with BYKI Mobile, which is a rapid instructional system that can be downloaded to mobile devices.

If you’re not already a library member and want to avail of this new resource, drop in and join the library, it’s free to join, and we just need proof of address and current ID.


Trip to Knock

Annual trip to knock takes place on July 20th for three days. This outing is supported by the active retirement group in Baltinglass. Deposits to Baltinglass Credit Union on or before 20th April. For more details contact Bridy on 0868881850


Flora Mini Marathon

“A really enjoyable day out while doing a good deed for your community –

Anyone interested in doing the Flora Ladies Mini Marathon on Monday 2nd June 2014 in aid of Sophia Counselling Centre, St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan, please contact Annette McDonnell on 0877726399.   Enteries for marathon are now open atwww.florawomensmimimarathon.ie “


Community Text Alert

Community text alert has been launched in the Dunlavin area. Residents can sign up for €10. Forms are in Ed’s Veg shop. People are urged to be vigilant at all times and contact the Gardai if the spot anything suspicious in the area.

Craft Fair

A  Craft Fair will take place in the Imaal Hall, Dunlavin on June 22nd 2014 from 12pm to 6pm. Enquiries to 0879693960


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 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 €1600. The funds raised by the Bingo goes towards the upkeep of the Imaal Hall and well worth supporting.


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