Dunlavin notes Janaury 19

Community Games Collection
The Church gate collection is on the 24th and 25th of January at all masses in Dunlavin, Donard ,Davidstown and Strafford.
All support is greatly appreciated.

American Tea Party
As a church fundraiser an American Tea Party will take place on March 16th in the Imaal Hall. Tickets at €20 will be available from the parish office 045/401871

Spring/Summer Fashion Show
A fashion show in aid of St. Kevin’s Community College will take place on Wednesday March 25th 2014 in Rathsallagh House. Tickets are €10 and support would be appreciated.

Dunlavin & Wicklow Championship Winner
Dunlavin GAA club once again this year were very fortunate to have had Amy Barrett represent not only our club but our County in Scor na nOg. Amy won Wicklow Scor na nOg Solo-Singing Final in December and then qualified from a Leinster Semi-Final to make it to the final 4 singers in Leinster for the 2nd year in a row. The Leinster Final was held in St. Brigids, Blanchardstown last Saturday. Amy sang ‘She Moves Through The Fair’ but unfortunately narrowly lost out again. We would like to thank Amy for her brilliant performance, she has done us all proud yet again.

Operation Transformation.
Registration is now taking place for operation transformation as a fundraiser for the Church. You can join in anytime. Registration fee of €10. We will be doing walks, indoor soccer, line dancing, marching, keep fit with Carmel Staunton and badminton and we hope to have our on run-a-muck on a smaller scale for adults and children. The first class in Line Dancing will take place on Wednesday January 14th in the Imaal Hall from 8-9pm, this will be followed by Indoor Soccer in the GAA Club on Thursday nights. Please support by getting sponsorship or you can donate to the fund at each event along the way. Contact Pauline at 087-6183903 or Parish Office 045-401871 for more information. Please support the church and start the new year by getting fit.

School Enrolment
Applications are now being accepted for September 2015 in Scoil Nicholas Naofa. Forms must be returned by January 29th.

Evening class in Dunlavin. Series of 5 classes starting Wednesday 28th January 2015.
Scoil Nioclais Niofa Dunlavin 7.30pm – 9pm.
Gentle introduction to Hatha Yoga. For details please contact:
Tel mobile 087 276 2319

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.

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
They meet every Tuesday from 10am-2pm and Thursday nights 7.30pm to 9.30pm. in Murtagh’s. All welcome.

Friendship Club
The friendship club takes 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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