Dunlavin notes week May 30th


Congratulations to the best dressed entries for the 1916 celebrations . Best dressed ladies Mary Evans and Lisa Cashin, best dressed man Paul O’ Toole and  child Eppie Collins. Thanks to the sponsors and adjudicators of this evente

Dunlavin Scout Group

We are currently recruiting new committed leaders for our troop from all local townlands. We are a volunteer based organisation, working with children. Full training is provided. If you think you would be interested in volunteering, please call 0862632859 for more information.

Golf Classic

Dunlavin GAA will hold a golf classic in the Newly opened Rathsallagh Golf Club on Saturday June 11th 2016. Team €160 includes food. Presentation at 9.30pm with music. Contact Ed Butterfield 0872407749 or Johnny Allen 0878439611 for details.


Dunlavin / Donard meals on wheels wish to sincerely thank Donoughmore /Donard Drama group for their generous donation of €1,000 from their recent production of  “The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley”. Well done to all involved.

West Wicklow Historical Society

The West Wicklow Historical Society’s next event is an ‘Evening Stroll’ in Hollywood on Wednesday 1 June starting from the Catholic Church at 7pm.  It will be led by John Glennon.

The society’s Annual General Meeting was held on 5 May and the following were elected: Chairman – Noel Lyons; Hon. Secretary – Donal McDonnell; Hon. Treasurer – Phyllis Flanagan; PRO – Paul Gorry; Committee – Peadar Cullen, Michaela Davis, John Glennon, Tom Hanifan, P.J. Hanlon, Chris Lawlor & Maura O’Halloran.

More recently, the society took part in Dunlavin’s very impressive 1916 Commemoration parade on 8 May.  Dunlavin hosted a very successful commemoration day, recreating the atmosphere of a century ago.  The WWHS congratulates the organisers.

The WWHS is always pleased to welcome new members.  The annual subscriptions for 2016 / 2017 begins now (€15 individual; €25 family / household).  To join, contact one of the committee members above or come along to a WWHS event.

Forum AGM

Dunlavin & District Forum would like to thank everyone who attended the AGM. The new committee elected for 2016 are: Chairman John Lawler, Vice Chairman Jimmy Whittle, Secretary Kay Hogan, Assistant Secretary Antoinette Whelan, Treasurer Lydia Patterson, Assistant Treasurer Antoinette Whelan, PRO Nuala Waters, Assistant PRO Orna Cunningham Doyle. Dunlavin & District Forum is there to support all groups within our community should the need arise for assistance throughout the year.

Centenary Pins

Dunlavin 1916 Centenary pins: Beautifully designed pins are now available to buy for only €3 each or 2 for €5. The design is based in the 1798 monument on Dunlavin Green. These badges are a limited item so be quick to purchase. It could be a beautiful gift to a family member or to loved ones abroad, or simply to remember the amazing day experienced on May 8th. Available to buy from Ed’s Fruit and Veg or any Forum Committee Member. All proceeds go to Dunlavin & District Forum.

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association

 Eibhlin Bracken is hosting a ‘Drink Tea for MND’ to raise funds on June 24th. This event will take place from 10am – 12 noon in the Dunlavin Parish Centre. Any assistance or support that you can give would be greatly appreciated.

Cancer Support

The Irish Cancer Society’s – is currently seeking volunteer drivers from Co. Wicklow to drive local patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in Dublin hospitals. Driver expenses are paid. If you’re interested, please telephone Rebecca on 01/2316642 or email transport@irishcancer.ie

West Wicklow Cancer Support Group – Thursday 26th May at 7:30pm Coimin Centre, Blessington. Speaker: Helen Daly – Spiritual Teacher and Healer for the past 17 years.  She comes from a background in Nursing, Counselling, Philosophy, Theology and Energy Healing. Theme: Healing For Difficult Times. All are welcome and feel free to bring a friend.

Dunlavin GAA

Dunlavin GAA U8/U10 Football Training – is back on Mondays at a new time of 6.30pm in the GAA field. U8/U10 HURLING training is back on Tuesdays at 6.30pm. U6 Nursery for both Hurling & Football is on Mondays at 6.30pm. Please check Dunlavin GAA facebook page for U12 Football updates. Membership must be paid up (€20 for the year) for kids to participate in 2016.


Dunlavin Festival of Arts will present Music from Movies and Musicals on June 18th in Deerings Barn, Milltown. The concert will feature the Ballymore Eustace Concert Band, Milltown & Gormanstown  Singers  with the DARA Quartet and Primary Schools Choir. Tickets €10 available from Mary at 087 1246193.


Funlavin is Back – And it’s better than ever!! Funlavin’s 5km, 10km races and 5km family walk will take place on Sunday, June 26th from 10am. There will be medals for the 5/10km races and kids on the family walk. Also a free Tech T-shirts for the first 100 to enter the races at www.popupraces.ie. All monies raised will be donated to our local St. Vincent de Paul and other Dunlavin causes (to be confirmed). Further details to follow

Arts Festival

 This year’s festival takes place on June 17th, 18th and 19th 2016. Dunlavin Festival of Arts Craft Fair, Sunday 19th June at 12-6. Spaces available at €25 per table. Contact Mary on 0879029608 or hillfarmhouse@gmail.com for more information or to book a space

Set Dance Ceili

The Annual Maureen Dennis Memorial set Dance Ceili takes place on June 17th in the Imaal Hall, Dunlavin. Dancing 9.20pm till late. Music by Syl and Liz. Refreshments. All proceeds to St Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh.

Golf Society

The results of the outing to  Tulfarris May 14th , were 1st Peter O’ Connor, 2nd Andrew Dunne, Front 9 Christy Bracken, Back 9 Paul Kirby. Next outing to Killerig on June 18th Tee time 10am. New Members welcome.

Geraldine Deay Memorial Crookstown 5k Loop.

The Crookstown 5k Loop will take place on Friday June 17th 2016. Registration at 6pm in the Crookstown Business Park , race commences at 7pm. The event will be followed by a BBQ. All proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Research

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