Dunlavin notes week September 12th

Culture Bus

The culture bus will travel to Dublin this Friday evening for Culture night. Bus will leave Dunlavin at 6pm, anyone wishing to attend any of the free events in the city please contact 0879693960.

Retirement Party

To mark the retirement of Dr Mary Kearney’s after 30 years of service as GP in Dunlavin, Donard, Hollywood and surrounding areas a social evening in Rathsallagh Golf Club on Friday 30th September @ 8pm. All are welcome. 

50th Birthday Celebrations

St. Kevin’s Community College will celebrate its 50th birthday this year. It is proposed to have a celebration on Saturday  November 19th at 7pm in the school. A meeting will take place on Wednesday  September 21st  at 8pm in Burke’s lounge to form a committee to organise the event. Anyone interested in getting involved is invited to attend. For more information contact 0879693960


Dunlavin Flower & Garden Club – “AUTUMN GLORY” a demonstration by Avril Maher will take place on Wednesday, September 14th in Jonathan Swift Hall at 8pm. Please come along and bring a friend!  Supper will be served.


Irelands Biggest Coffee Morning – will be held in the Dunlavin Parish Centre on Thursday, September 15th from 10 – 12 noon. Please come along and support this worthy cause, cakes will also be gratefully accepted. All monies raised will go to St. Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh.


U6/U8/U10 Football Training – on Mondays at 6.30-7.30pm in Dunlavin GAA Grounds. New members always welcome. A clothes collection is now taking place – If you have used or unwanted clothes we are accepting donations every Monday evening from 7.30pm in the clubhouse.


Dunlavin’s Friendship Club – will be back on Friday, September 16th at 2.30pm. Please tell family and friends. New members welcome. If you have a neighbour that might like to attend maybe offer to drive them in.


Register of Elections

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


Dementia Care Workshop

Home Instead Senior Care – is running a Free Dementia Workshop for family carers in McAuley Place, Naas on Wednesday 14th September from 7 – 9pm. Further information is available from Brenda on 045484623


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.



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.


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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