Dunlavin notes June 22


The death took place last week of Paddy O’ Dwyer (Newbridge) late of Dunlavin. Paddy is mourned by his wife Cora, sons Joe , Paddy and Donal, daughters Antoinette and Marian, sister Nancy Dunne, brothers Danny and Tommy and many relatives and friends. Paddy’s funeral took place in Newbridge on Monday June 22nd 2015. May Paddy rest in peace.

Thanks to all who supported last weekend’s Maureen Dennis memorial set dance in the Imaal Hall. €1,600 approx was raised for St Brigids Hospice.

Sympathy is extended to the Murphy and Dalton families on the recent death of their sister Margaret Dalton.
Sympathy also to the Harney family on the death of Nancy Harney, Donard, May they rest in peace.

Graveyard Mass
This year the annual cemetery Mass and blessing of the graves will take place on Sunday August 23rd at 7pm. Please spread the word to families who have moved away from the area.

MBE Award
The Gleeson family are delighted to learn that Pat Wyatt has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours. Pat is a grand-daughter of the late Patrick and Ellen Gleeson and a niece of the late Peter. Pat is a regular visitor to Wicklow with her mother Alice who visits the Gleeson family in Dunlavin and her sister Mary Fogarty in Baltinglass. Pat was nominated by her colleagues for her community work in Psychiatric and Mental healthcare.

Donard /Dunlavin Meals on Wheels wish to acknowledge a donation of €1,000 from the recent vintage rally that took place in Donard. This is very much appreciated.

Feile na nGael
Feile na nGael will take place on June 26th and 27th. Volunteers are required for the weekend to steward and umpire in Dunlavin and Donard pitches. Anyone willing to donate food, bunting, flags
Please contact Louise at 087-2236216.

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 St. Vincent de Paul and Meals on Wheels. Please support.

Cottage Garden
An open day will take place at Logatryna Cottage Garden on Sunday July 5th from 12noon to 6pm. This open day is being hosted by Rev Val Martin and Patricia Nugent. The day will be full of surprises. Donations are welcome with all funds going to St Nicholas of Myra Church Fund. All welcome .

Wicklow Library Service Launches Children’s Summer Reading Adventure
The school summer holidays are almost upon us and Dunlavin Library has announced plans for its annual summer reading programme. The Summer Reading Adventure kicks off on 23nd June and continues until 22nd August. During this time, children are encouraged to read six or more books of their choice and every participant will be awarded a certificate at the end.

Children can register for the programme at the library where they will receive a Summer Reading Card to record their reading progress and a free book bag to hold all those great books they plan to read.

The Summer Reading Programmes have always been hugely popular with junior members of Wicklow libraries and are very effective at keeping children engaged with reading during the summer holidays.

This fun programme is open to all children and is completely free. Further information is available athttp://www.librarieslireland.ie/summer-reading-adventure . To register for this event and to find out what’s happening this summer, drop into the library and ask a librarian!

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