Dunlavin notes week August 29th


Sympathy is extended to the Roddy family, Lemonstown on the recent death of Dan Roddy. Dan’s funeral took place in Dublin last week. May Dan rest in peace.


Dunlavin’s Friendship Club – will be back on Friday, September 16th at 2.30pm. Please tell family and friends. New members welcome.


Register of Elections

Anyone who has turned 18 or moved to the area and wishes to register to vote in Dunlavin please contact 0879693960


Our Lady’s Island Closing Pilgrimage – to Co. Wexford will take place on Thursday, 8th September. Bus leaving Centra Dunlavin at 4.30p.m. Contact Mary on 0876619545 for more information. 


Trip to Knock – A bus will be organised for a trip to Knock on 10th Sept if sufficient numbers are interested.  Please contact 085 1923152 before the 3rd of September. The bus ticket will cost €10.

Home Instead Senior Care – is running a Free Dementia Workshop in McAuley Place, Naas on Wednesday 14th September from 7 – 9pm. Further information is available on the Church notice board.


Beginner/Improver Computer Course – one morning a week in St. Kevin’s, run by the Blessington Further Education Centre. Open to adults who didn’t complete their formal schooling. For further details, contact Annette 0868462771 or Caroline 045451494.


Good Wishes

Good wishes go to Helen Kearney as she sets of to Rio to participate in the Para Olympics next week. Helen will compete in the Equestrian Dressage Competition.


Sympathy is extended to the family of  Pam Armitage, Grangebeg, who died on August 20th 2016. Pam was the daughter of the late Raymond and Frances Armitage. Pam who was predeceased by her sister Helen is mourned by her sister Heather, brothers Crawford, Roy and David and many relatives and friends. Pam’s funeral took place in Brannockstown Baptist Church. May Pam rest in peace.


Research Participants – are needed to take part in a health research study in the School of Psychology in Trinity College. The volunteers should be over the age of 60. Further details are available on the Church notice board.


Congratulations to Dr. Mary Kearney on her retirement after 35 years of practice in Dunlavin, may she have many happy years of retirement.


St. Kevin’s Community College, Dunlavin – will hold Office Skills Modules, (QQI Level 4) on Monday evenings 7-9.30 pm, from Sept 12th. For further information, call Blessington Further Education Centre on 045 891099 and ask for Anne McGrath or Irene Hayden.  *Please note centre is closed 1st–12th August.

ALHomecare – Live in Homecare provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Mary or Tom today on 087 9916791. Our website is www.alhomecare.ie


Silver Stream Nursing Home

Silverstream Nursing Home which will open soon are recruiting Staff Nurses. Email sbeirne@silverstream.ie  if interested.


Graveyard Mass

This years cemetery Mass will take place on August 28th at 7pm. Please let friends and relatives know.


Dunlavin’s Flower and Harvest Festival

 This year’s Flower and Harvest Festival will take place the weekend beginning Friday, 4th November.


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.


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.


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


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