Dunlavin notes January 12

Sympathy is extended to Noreen Foley and family Market Square, Dunlavin on the death of Noreen’s sister Mary Curran (Nee Tipper, Lacken) in England. May Mary rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to Willie McCann, Church Terrace on the recent deaths of his brother Ambrose and sister Rose . Funerals took place in Northern Ireland. May they rest in peace.

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.

Dunlavin Flower and Garden Club
The January meeting will take place this Wednesday 14th at 8pm in the Jonathan Swift Hall. It will consists of a talk by local Bee Keeper and honey producer Padraig Hennigan. Admission €5 which includes supper. All welcome, bring a friend.

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

Sympathy is extended to Liam Morrin and family (Centra) on the death of Liam’s mother Lil last week. May Lil rest in peace.

Anyone interested in taking Yoga lessons should contact Kate on 087-2762319.

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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