Dunlavin notes June 8


33rd Dunlavin Festival of Arts
Friday June 19th to 21st 2015
7.30pm. Official opening of Art exhibitions by local musician Phil Callery (Voice Squad) followed by live music in Market House
8.30pm. Folklore and Historical town walk about, commencing at Market House. Led by Jimmy Whittle, Chris Lawlor and John O’ Reilly
6.30pm – 8.30pm. Juvenile Disco in the Imaal Hall (Dunlavin Ladies GAA)
9.30pm. Set Dance Céilí in the Imaal Hall. Refreshments served
Proceeds to St. Brigid’s Hospice
Music entertainment in the pubs
Saturday June 20th
12 noon all exhibitions open
2pm. Street Parade
2.30pm Puppet Show Imaal Hall
3.15pm Repeat of Puppet Show.
8pm.” The Running Wave” Yeats in Drama, Poetry and Song in the Market House
9pm. Bingo in the Imaal Hall
10pm. Music in the pubs
Sunday June 20th
12 noon, all exhibitions open
12 noon. Craft Fair in the Imaal Hall
12noon Dance Workshop- The Park
1pm. Drumming Workshop-The Park
2pm. Dog Show on Cow Green
2pm. Family Fun Day on Dunlavin Green. (Dunlavin Community Groups)
2.pm. Cartoon Character Show- Dunlavin Green
BBQ -Jonathan Swift School.
3pm. Street Music. Street Entertainment, Teddy Bears Picnic The Green
3pm- Second dance Workshop- The Park
3.30 Dunlavin writers group perform Words for Pictures in Market House.
3.30 Cartoon Character Show- Dunlavin Green.
4pm- 2 Guys Live – Open Air
4.30. Folklore and Historical town walk about, commencing at The Market House. Led by Jimmy Whittle, Chris Lawlor and John O’ Reilly.
4.30pm Drumming Workshop- The Park
5pm Live Music: Caplis Bar
10pm. Music in pubs

GALLERY SPACE :Market House – Professional Artists
Old Schoolhouse – Emerging Artists
Blue Door (Garda Station) – “Getting on in Years” Solo Exhibition with David Begg
Green Door (Coleborns’) – Solfeggio Experience -Sound Healing installation with Monica Gawecka
Nellie’s Video Library – Students’ Photographic/Craft Exhibition
Norrie Rainey’s – Natures Wand: Exhibition by Margo Ussher.
Murtaghs’ – Dunlavin Photography Group Exhibition.
Imaal Hall – (Squash Court) – Aislinn Whelan Film” Brendan”
The Bookies- Rosie O’ Connor Photographic Exhibition.
AIB Bank House-Exhibition by Blessington Art Group- Cruthu

Golf Classic
Thanks to all who supported the recent Golf Classic in aid of St. Nicholas of Myra parish which raised €3,050. Your support was 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.

Results of 600 Club Draw
in Aid of
St Nicholas Ladies Football Club
Donard Glen Camogie Club

Week 1
1st Prize(€150) Anne McGrath
2nd Prize(€100) Liz Wright
3rd Prize (€50)Julie Walsh 1st Prize(€150) Aisling O’Connor
2nd Prize(€100) Declan Ryan
3rd Prize (€50) Anne Doyle

Week 2
1st Prize(€150) Louise Allen
2nd Prize(€100) Mary Whelan
3rd Prize (€50)Stephen McCormack Week 7
1st Prize(€150) Ronat Lillis
2nd Prize(€100) Mary Kearney
3rd Prize(€50) Donnacha McDonald

Week 3
1st Prize(€150) Tom Harney
2nd Prize(€100) Eamon Kealy
3rd Prize(€50) Mary Deegan Week 8
1st Prize(€150) Mary Brophy
2nd Prize(€100) Brian Keogh
3rd Prize(€50) Anne Marie Miley
The Fields

Week 4
1st Prize(€150) Carmel Whelan
2nd Prize(€100) Stephen McCormack
3rd Prize(€50) Jenny Lennon Week 9
1st Prize(€150) Sandra Cleary
2nd Prize(€100) Margaret Healy
3rd Prize(€50) Kevin Dillon

Week 5
1st Prize(€150) Diane Dowling
2nd Prize(€100) Iarlaith Kelly
3rd Prize (€50)Lily Carroll Week 10
1st Prize(€150) Sean Doyle
2nd Prize(€100) Brona Kearney
3rd Prize(€50) Kieran & Maria Kelly

St Nicholas Ladies Football Club & Donard Glen Camogie Club appreciate all who supported our recent draw. Many thanks to all buyers and sellers of tickets.

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

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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