Dunlavin notes July 28


Annual General Meeting

Dunlavin Community First Responders will hold their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday July 30th in the Imaal Hall at 8pm. Anyone who would like to be involved are invited to attend.

Arts Festival

The arts festival committee are holding a meeting in Rathsallagh Golf Club on Saturday August 8th at 3pm. The aim of the meeting is to review this years festival and to plan festival 2015. Anyone with any ideas are invited to attend.

Big Jim’s Hoolie Winners


Race 1 Ann Hurley, Peter Furlong, Ronan McPartland

Race 2 Ann Browne, Annemarie Miley, Eileen Byrne

Race 3 Lourda Carty, Darby Cummins, Anna O’Brien

Race 4 Elaine O’Reilly, Pat Traynor, Ann & Sheila Hynes

Race 5 Laura Hughes, Sharon Daynes, Paul O’Toole

Race 6 Madge Carroll, Gretta Conroy, Pamela Fleming

Race 7 Maria Kelly, Maura Coleman, Kathleen O’Rourke

Race 8 Hillsey, Pat Reid, Charlotte Brannigan

Race 9 Ann Roche, Ciara Flood, Martin Conway

Race 10 Mary Carroll, Ann Heatley, Susan Brennan




Age 8+

1st Ruth Lawlor

2nd Noah Lawlor

3rd Naomi Miley


Age 6-8

1st Jack Byrne

2nd Thomas Byrne

3rd Martin Byrne


Age 4-6

1st Ellie O’Rourke

2nd Teegan Freeman

3rd Noah Evans



1st €100 (Sponsored by Dr. Mary Kearney) –   Mark Faulkner

2nd 4-Ball Voucher – Tulfarris Golf Club – Geraldine Lawlor

3rd €50 Boots Voucher – Aeveen Walsh

4th Hamper (From Roche’s Chemist) – Kate Keogh

5th 4-Ball Voucher – Tulfarris Golf Club – Aine Browne

6th €50 Boots Voucher – Jim Conran

7th Voucher from Golf Pro. Thomas O’ Neill – Emily Browne

8th €50 Voucher (Helen Brophy, Hairdresser) – TJ Harney

9th Voucher for Crookstown Inn –  Linda Prosa

10th Hamper (Betty Keogh) – Gretta Conroy

11th Sunday Lunch Voucher, The Priory – Brid Joyce

12th Voucher Thatch, Ballymore – Margaret Miley

13th Voucher Tulfarris Restaurant – Seamus Slevin

14th Voucher Estilo Hair Salon – Walter Walsh

15th Voucher For Versara – Declan Ryan

16th Dail Tour & Lunch for Two – Keane Murphy

17th Bottle of Whiskey – Christine Moore

18th Newgrange Candle & Candleholder – Betty Madden

19th Bottle of Whiskey – Robert Murtagh

20th Cake Voucher (Rose’s Coffee Shop) – Kathleen Burke

21st Bottle of Gin – Alisha McKeever

22nd Slaneyside Pottery Set – Sheila Fitzpatrick

23rd Bottle of Wine Bridie Tutty

24th Bottle of Wine – Oliver Keogh Jnr.



Robyn Ellis, (Bear’s Name, “TED”



Sandra Connolly, 96 in jar, Sandra’s Guess, 99)


Thanks to everyone who helped in any way over the course of the weekend, all sponsors and all those who attended all the events .


The death took place last week of Brendan Brophy, Church Terrace.  Brendan who was 61 years of age and retired from the army had been ill for sometime. He is mourned by his sisters Jean and Mary, brothers Mick, Pat, Sean and Des and many relatives and friends, Brendan’s funeral took place on Wednesday July 23rd 2014 in Dunlavin with Military Honours. May Brendan rest in peace.

Donoughmore Fete

DONOUGHMORE FETE and Sports, August Bank Holiday Monday, 4th August 2014, starting at 1 p.m.

A fun day for all the family and admission is only €2 and Children are Free.

Some of the activities are :  Children’s football, Races for all ages, Super Slide and Bouncing Castle,

Horse and Carriage rides, Hook the Duck, Hoopla, Wet Sponge Challenge and many more.

For sale ; Cakes, Plants, Toys , Books, Household.

To Eat :  Afternoon Teas, Burgers, Ice Cream and Minerals.

Country Produce Competition: Brown Bread, Scones (4) Tea Brack, Sponge Cake, Apple Tart. Jam,

Flower Arrangement, Cup Cakes for Youth. Entries €3 should be delivered to the display by 2 pm.

Monster Raffle €500 first prize.  Mini Auction .

The day will finish with an OBSTACLE Course competition (€50 for the winner).

Remembering World War One in Blessington Library 22nd July – 16th August.

The year 2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, and Wicklow County Libraries and marking the centenary of the start of the first world war with an exhibition and talk by historian John Goodman on the impact of the war on County Wicklow and the men who went to the front.

The National Library’s ‘Gallant Sons’ exhibition will be on display in Blessington Library from 22nd July to 16th August next, this exhibit focuses on the experience of Irish men abroad during the war as well as the stories of families who were left behind.

In addition, a selection of items more specific to Wicklow will be displayed, these will include extracts from Union minutes sourced from the County Archives and letters to and from the front. The talk takes place on 29th July at 7 p.m. and the exhibition will be up until 16th of August. Free Admission and all welcome.

New Running Club

 We walk / jog or run Monday / Wednesday and Friday nights at 7pm outside St.Kevins School in Dunlavin. This club is completely free. People can just turn up on the night and join people either doing a “Couch to 5K” or walk, jog or run.

We are on Facebook under “Dunlavin Running Club.”

Graveyard Mass

The annual graveyard Mass will take place in Dunlavin Cemetery on August 24th at 7pm. Please let family and friends who do not live in the area know of the date.

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.


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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