Dunlavin Notebook – May 23


Sympathy is extended to the Nolan Family, Church Road, Dunlavin  on the death of Danny last week. Danny is mourned by his wife Winnie and son Danny, brother John, sisters Peg and Kathleen and many relatives and friends. Danny’s funeral took place in Dunlavin on Sunday May 18th 2014. Celebrant Rev Douglas Malone. May Danny rest in peace.

Set Dance Ceili

The Maureen Dennis Memorial Set Dance Ceili will take place in the Imaal Hall on Friday June 20th at 9.30pm. All proceeds will go towards St. Brigids Hospice, The Curragh. Music by Syl and Liz. Voluntary Donation.

News from Scoil Nicolas Naofa

Thanks to staff member Ciara O’Connor who raised €450 for the school following her run in the Limerick Marathon. We will put this together with funds donated by Dunlavin Arts Festival to buy sound equipment for the school.


Funlavin 10K/5K Run and Family Walk will take place on Sunday June 29th at 11am. The route will be around Dunlavin and will be measured and timed. All proceeds will go towards Dunlavin Playground Project which has commenced work. Register online at www.runireland.com or pick up entry form in the local shops.

Culture Bus

The culture bus will travel to the World Flower Show in the RDS on Thursday June 19th at 10am.Local woman Ann Heatley will be competing in the event which has never taken place in Ireland. Another competitor well known to Dunlavin flower enthusiasts is Felicity Satchwell a sister of Rita Craigie. Enquiries for bus to 045 401334.

Banquet DVD

A DVD of the recent banquet  which took place in St Nichloas of Myra Church is now available. Cost €5. A nice keepsake to have. To book a copy contact Pauline in the parish office. 045/401871.

Arts Festival Meeting

A meeting to organise Festival 2014 will take place in Rathsallagh Golf Club on June 7th 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.

Dunlavin Inn Golf Society

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

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


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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