Dunlavin notes week September 5th

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 this Thursday September 8th  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.


Westside – are having their A.G.M on Tuesday 13th of September at 8.30pm in the Donard hall. New volunteers and mentors are needed for Westside to continue in the community games. All welcome!


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.


St. Nick’s Ladies GAA Club – Congratulations to the ladies on winning the Junior County Final last Sunday. They final score was St. Nick’s 7-14 An Tochar 3-11. Thank you to everyone that showed their support.


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


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.


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.


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.

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.


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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