Dunlavin notes June 1

The death took place last week of Jimmy Swaine, Loughmogue. Jimmy who was predeceased by his son Michael is mourned by his wife Theresa, children Helen, Jimmy, Bridget, John, Theresa, Elizabeth, Andrew, Kevin, Billy, Anthony, Rosie and Tina, brother Joe, sisters Betty and Angela, grandchildren and great grandchildren, relatives and friends. Jimmy;s funeral took place in Dunlavin on Thursday May 28th 2015. Mass was celebrated by Rev Val Martin. May Jimmy rest in peace.

Enjoy a Bloomsday Breakfast in Meitheal Coffee shop all day on June 16th..2015. Dress for the occasion if you wish. All welcome..

Dunlavin Camera Club
Dunlavin Camera club are holding an exhibition during the Arts Festival. If anyone wants to exhibit or sell their work please email cgkbracken@eircom.net

Funlavin Is Back
Funlavin will take place on June 28th at 11am. There will be a timed 5km – € 15, 10km-€20 run, a 5km family walk €20 for 2 adults and 4 children, Under 18’s 5km/10km €10. Registration can be done online or forms available in the shops. Stewards are required on the day if anyone can volunteer please contact Ray on 0879674509. All monies raised will be for local charities. Please support.

Dunlavin Tidy Towns
Our annual draw is commencing now and lines will be on sale in the coming weeks. We would urge you to support us by taking part in this draw which is our only fundraiser every year.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Change of Telephone Number
The telephone contact number for the Samaritans has been changed to 116123

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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