Dunlavin notes December 1


Book Launch
The Little Book of Wicklow by Chris Lawlor was launched in Meitheal last Friday night. The book was dedicated to the late Rev.Joe Whittle and was launched by Rev. Joe’s nephew Jimmy who praised Chris for the wonderful publication on the Garden County. The book is on sale in the local shops at € 13, great stocking filler or a nice gift for family members abroad.

Enrolments are now been taken for the following evening classes at Colaiste Eoin Hacketstown -Level 5 Childcare and Healthcare Fetac Modules, Level 6 Childcare Fetac Modules due to start 5th January 2015. Contact 059 6471198 / 087 4144395

The Dunlavin & District Forum invite you to celebrate Christmas at the Market House on Saturday 6th December at 5pm for a mulled wine and mince pie reception. This will be followed by Christmas Carols outside the Market House and lighting of the Christmas tree and Christmas lights.
This year our Christmas tree will be transformed in to a Remembrance Tree. Tea light jars will be placed at the tree to remember those who cannot be with us this Christmas and labels will hang on the tree over the Christmas period.

The annual Christmas Fair will take place in the Imaal Hall on Sunday 7th December between 10am and 4pm. Santa will arrive at 2pm.
We would especially like to thank Wicklow County Council for the use of the Market House.
Thank you for all the support throughout the year and we look forward to working together in our Community in 2015.

Whist Drive
Donoughmore Christmas whist drive will take place on Friday December 19th at 8.30pm in Donoughmore Hall. This promises to he a great night . Great prizes and a super raffle .

Sympathy is extended to Trish and Paul Doyle and family on the death of Trish’s brother Kevin Keenan in Ballymore Eustace. Kevin’s funeral took place in Hollywood, may he rest in peace.

A Christmas Concert will take place in St Nicholas of Myra Church on December 18th at 7.30pm. The students from Scoil Nicholas Naofa will perform on the night.

Sympathy is extended to Betty Carroll, Milltown on the death of her brother Christy Brown in America. May Christy rest in peace.

Table Quiz
Donard/Glen will hold a table quiz in Toomeys Pub , Donard on December 5th at 9pm. Support would be appreciated.

Christmas cards

This year Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance have yet another array of lovely cards with something for everyone. They are sold in pack of 12 for €7 with over 60% or €4.30 going to research for every pack sold. Due to the generosity of local shops, they are available in Parish Office, Dunlavin, OKeeffe’s Donard ,Daly’s Hollywood, The Post Office, Centra, Roches Pharmacy and the Health Centre in Dunlavin, Berney’s Pharmacy Kilcullen, McGreal’s pharmacy and the Office Shop, Blessington, Murphy Sheerin Veterinary & Patterson’s Baltinglass.
The charity has a small amount of cookery books written by Catherine Fulvio – a beautiful hard back edition, illustrated, easy to make cakes and ingredients are all ready available for sale a special price of €5 which would make a lovely Christmas present. Book available at the Office Shop, Blessington
Scoil Nicolas Naofa News

Music Generation Wicklow are offering schools a chance to buy acoustic and electric guitars at a very subsidised rate. This offer is open to all children and orders can be made through the school. Thy have fender electric guitars with amps for €120 and acoustic guitars size 7/8 with …. Bag for €60. If interested please contact Mr Brennan this week.
We are delighted to have Kate Bullman and her therapy dog, Brambles visiting the school each week. She is here every Wednesday afternoon.
We would ask parents who park at the entrance to Dunlavin Playground to be very vigilant of children crossing. Parents should not park in front of the crossing points at that location. They should allow for children and parents with buggies to cross in safety.


Anyone interested in taking Yoga lessons should contact Kate on 087-2762319. She will conduct small classes starting this Wednesday November 5th.

Social Badminton
Badminton for fun takes place every Thursday night in the Imaal Hall at 8.30pm. All welcome.

Olde Chair
Looking for a nice piece of furniture or some Bric-A-Brac why not drop into the newly opened shop The Olde Chair on Stephen’s Street, Dunlavin (beside Rose’s Cafe). Great bargains to be got.

Culture Bus

The culture bus will travel to the National Concert Hall on December 6th for the annual Glasnevin Singers Christmas Concert. Bus will leave Dunlavin at 11am, concert at 3pm. Details from 0879693960.

A Unislim class has commenced in the parish centre Dunlavin on Tuesday mornings 11am to 12 noon. A great opportunity to shed those unwanted pounds before Christmas.

Parent and Toddler Group
Dunlavin Community Playschool’s Parent & Toddler group meet every Wednesday from 10am-12noon in the Jonathan Swift Hall behind the playschool. Cost is €3 per adult. More details contact 045/406866.

Men’s Shed
The Dunlavin Men’s Shed is now open, and meeting every Tuesday from 10am-2pm and Thursday nights 7.30pm to 9.30pm. in Murtagh’s. All welcome. Some interesting projects lined up for Christmas.

Friendship Club
The friendship club has restarted every Friday at 3pm in the parish centre. New members welcome.

Anyone wishing to join walking group meet at Imaal Hall on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9.30am.

Community Text Alert
Coming into the winter evenings people are asked to check in on elderly neighbours.
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 €2000. The funds raised by the Bingo goes towards the upkeep of the Imaal Hall and well worth supporting.

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