Dunlavin notes September 1

Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Dunlavin will host a coffee morning on September 18th from 10am to  12 noon in the parish centre. All proceeds to the hospice foundation.

Community Games

Congratulations to Amy Barrett, Crehelp on coming 4th in the All-Ireland  Finals of Community Games in Athlone last week. Amy took part in the solo singing competition.

Arts Festival

Dunlavin Festival of Arts will hold an Annual General Meeting on Wednesday September 24th at 8pm in the Parish Centre. Anyone wishing to get involved in Festival 2015 is invited to come along.

Dunlavin Flower & Garden Club

The club will resume after the summer break on Wednesday September 10th  2014 at 8pm in the Jonathan Swift Hall. The topic will be “A talk on Monet’s Masterpiece at Giverny” by Brenda Dalaney.  This will be followed by the AGM. New Members always welcome.

St. Mary’s Rectory Repair Fund

“Farmers and Charmers “ entertainment night on Friday September 19th 2014 in Germaine’s, Baltinglass. Further information contact Florrie 0874106364 or John 0868072086. 

Anne and Mags Lynott, Dunlavin with Philomena Lynott mother of rock Star Phil
Anne and Mags Lynott, Dunlavin with Philomena Lynott mother of rock Star Phil


Colaiste Eoin Hacketstown are now enrolling for the following  Evening Courses commencing  Monday 8th September.  Levels 5 & 6 Childcare Modules, Level 5 Healthcare Support, Creative Drawing and Painting Skills. For details contact : 059 6471198 / 087 4144395

Flower Festival

The parish flower festival will take place on September 26th,27th and 28th 2014. Further details from the parish office at 045/401871. the event is open to individuals or organisations. The categories are as follows Advanced, Intermediate, Beginners, Novice, Schools, Novelty and Groups. Children (5-7 Years, 8-10 and 11 plus) Biscuit Tin Lids, Egg Cups or own design. It is hoped the business’s will get involved by creating an arrangement. If anyone would like to sponsor an arrangement for a loved one please contact the parish office on 045/ 401871.

 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.”

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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