Dunlavin notes May 5

Scoil Nicholas Naofa News
We were thrilled to receive a letter last week indicating that we will be awarded a Green Flag on the theme of Water at a ceremony in DCU on May 21st. Congratulations to all involved in this great achievement but special thanks to co-ordinator, Geraldine Whyte for all her work.

Congratulations to Mikey O’Rourke in 6th class who won the Wicklow GAA Football skills final held in Ballinakill last week. He will get to play in Croke Park at half time during the All Ireland football series.

Yamaha P155 full size digital keyboard for sale. It has touch sensitive keys and it comes with a stand and carrier bag. Its original cost was €1200 and is being sold for €650. Enquiries to the school office.

Congratulations to Westside community games U10 mixed Gaelic football team on winning gold county medals, when they defeated Roundwood and Lakeside on Sunday evening.

Congratulations to Amy Barrett on first place in solo singing and to Amy and Sophie Barrett on group singing who also got gold, they will represent their county in Althlone. Well done to Archie o Rourke who came fourth playing the banjo in solo music.

Set Dance Ceili
The annual Maureen Dennis Memorial Set Dance Ceili will take place on June 19th 2015 in the Imaal Hall . Dancing 9.30pm til late. Music by Syl and Liz. Proceeds to St. Brigid’s Hospice.

Craft Fair
The festival of arts annual craft fair will take place in The Imaal hall on Sunday June 21st from 12noon until 6pm. Enquiries to 0879693960

Community Games
Westside community games athletics area finals will take place on the evening of the May bank holiday weekend Monday 4th. Registration at 5.15pm, races commence at 6pm. Athletic training every Tuesday at 3.15 at Dunlavin GAA grounds in preparation for the area finals and Shillelagh.all welcome.

Donoughmore Drama Group
Donoughmore Drama Group will stage the Michael Cooney comedy “Cash on Delivery” on Thursday May 14th Friday 15th and Saturday 16th 2015 . The play will be staged in Donoughmore Hall at 8pm and tickets are €10. To book telephone 0868203621 between 2pm and 7pm.

Culture Bus
The culture bus will travel to visit the wonderful Mount Congreve Gardens in Waterford on Sunday May 10th . The bus will leave Dunlavin at 10.30am, will visit the gardens in the morning and the museums in the city in the afternoon. Enquiries to 0879693960.

WWHS Journal 2015: call for papers
We hope to publish the next West Wicklow Historical Society journal later in 2015. Co-editors Donal McDonnell and Chris Lawlor are currently accepting contributions for the forthcoming volume. Essays, articles, illustrations including drawings, maps and photographs will all be considered.

Any material on the archaeological or historical past of west Wicklow and/or neighbouring areas of counties Dublin, Kildare and Carlow may be suitable for publication. The deadline for submissions is the end of July and articles in past journals have varied from less than a thousand words to nearly ten thousand, so there is much scope for authors. Illustrations without accompanying articles may be published with a caption or a brief explanatory paragraph, and all illustrations are particularly welcome. Potential contributors may contact the editors at lawlordunlavin@eircom.net or lawlorcm@hotmail

St Nicholas Ladies GAA and Donard Glen Camogie club have teamed up to hold a bumper raffle on June 1st 2015.Prize fund €3,000 and tickets €20 from any club members.

Line Dancing
Line dancing takes place in the Imaal Hall every Wednesday night at 8pm. €6 per night.

Golf Classic
A date for your diary if you are a golfer. St Nicholas of Myra Church will hold a golf classic on Saturday May 9th in Baltinglass Golf Club Tee time will be 1.30pm to 5pm..Team of 4 €160 which includes meal and prizes. Enquiries to Ed Butterfield 0872407749, Dinny Walsh 0872111521 or Johnny Allen 0878439611.

Baltinglass and District Country Market
Spaces available for home bakers, (non commercial) who bake brown bread, scones, tarts, sponges. For further information contact Rosella on 086 6025033 or Anne on 059/6481575.

Trip to Lourdes
It is hoped to organise a parish trip to Lourdes for September 22nd 2015. Cost €729. Anyone interested should contact the parish office. 045/401871

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

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. If anyone has tools or timber that they could donate to the shed it would be greatly appreciated. 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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