Dunlavin notes week October 17

West Wicklow Cancer Support – in honour of breast cancer awareness month are hosting an evening on 27th October in the Coimin Centre, Blessington with cancer survivor and renowned author Cathy McCarthy. Our evening is entitled ‘Not the Year you had Planned’ and starts at 7.30pm. This evening is open to all as breast cancer can affect anyone. We look forward to seeing you there on the night.

Road Closure – On Sunday, October 23rd the road from Gormanstown Church to Gilltown Cross will be closed from 9.30am-5.00pm due to a motor rally.

Dunlavin Flower – Harvest Festival – Sponsorship

If you would like to be part of the Festival this year and you are NOT a flower arranger, you can do so by sponsoring someone to do an arrangement for you, maybe in memory of a loved one. All you have to do is make a donation for the flowers and your name and your loved one’s name together with the arranger’s name will all be displayed beside the arrangement. Contact Pauline at

087 – 6183903 or the office at 045 – 401871 or by email parish10@eircom.net or allenpauline4@gmail.com

Team Hope Shoebox Appeal – if anyone would like to fill a shoebox for Team Hope Christmas appeal you can drop them into the Parish Office, Scoil Niocláis Naofa or contact Shona on 087-6884879 up to the beginning of November. Further details are on the Church notice board. Thank you in advance.

West Wicklow Fitness -now open in Dunlavin GAA grounds. Contact 0879549077 to plan your fitness programme. westwicklowfitness@gmail.com

Youth Choir – any teenagers who are interested in joining a choir please call

045-401274 for details.

Dunlavin Flower Festival 2016

We are holding our Flower – Harvest Festival, on the weekend of the 4th – 6th November, 2016. Two years ago the event surpassed our expectations yet again and the response of all those who took part and visited both churches was unbelievable. We hope that you would consider being a part of it.

Applications Forms – are available from the Parish Office and at the back of the Church. You might know someone who would like to take part – spread the word.

Categories are as follows:

Advanced, Intermediate, Beginner’s, Schools, Novelty & Groups.

Children (5 – 7yrs, 8 – 10 & 11+)

Prizes: – will include trophy and some prize money. Some sponsorship available for flowers if required.

Dunlavin Teen Scene – will return to the Parish Centre for 13-17 year olds on Tuesday, October 4th from 7-9pm. For details contact the Parish Centre or Michelle @ 086-8346170

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. Past pupils are asked to spread the word to former class mates. Anyone interested in getting involved is invited to attend. For more information contact 0879693960

Dunlavin’s Friendship Club – is back on Fridays 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

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.

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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