Dunlavin notes week February 27th

Tom Crean Story

Tom Crean the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo theatre dining performance by Aidan Dooley is returning to Rathsallagh House on Monday 24th April 2017. Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive three famous expeditions

Non Resident Guest’s for Dinner and Show Only €65.  Please Contact Reservations on 045-403112 or email: reservations@rathsallagh.com.   Tickets must be paid for in full at the time of  reservation.  Tickets are  non refundable


Yarn Bombing

There is an information session in Meitheal on Wednesday 1st

 March at 10am and  Friday 3rd March at 3pm. Dressing trees up in yarn, knitted, crocheted or pompoms. Not a fundraising event. A COMMUNITY event. So as many people as possible. The aim of this community project is to decorate the town for  the week of the Arts Festival. Google ICA yarn bombing Newbridge. If  people  would like to donate wool or needles  or  volunteer to do the knitting etc. Please come along and get involved in this exciting projects.

Farmers Market

Is anybody interested in a Farmers Market in Dunlavin? Once a month. No trading allowed, only own grown, own made items. Please speak to Jeannie in Meitheal. Feedback welcome as to whether people would support this.



The annual GAA auction will take place on March 4th at 9pm in Dunlavin Inn. Bargains galore.

Car Boot Sale

A car boot sale will take place on Sunday March 5th 2017 in the Imaal Hall from 9.30 am to 2pm.. Stalls cost €15 , tables will be provided. To book a table contact Elaine on 045 403319 or 0876293923 or Willie on 045 401425 or 0857268024. Tea , Coffee and toilet facilities will be available. Proceeds go to the Imaal Hall. Stalls limited to 20.


Church Shop – We now have a lovely selection of items in stock including Confirmation and Communion cards, rosettes, rosary beads, necklaces and pins. All items are available from the Church and the parish office at very competitive prices.


Dunlavin Arts Festival 2017 – a meeting to commence organising the Arts festival will take place on Saturday 4th March 1.30pm in Dunlavin Inn. Anyone wishing to get involved is welcome to come along. The committee are always seeking new ideas. The festival takes place June 16th, 17th and 18th 2017.


Beginners Jive Lessons – in the Imaal Hall at 8pm every Monday nights. No experience required, come along and join the fun.


Donard Comhaltas – hold music lessons every Thursday at 8pm in Donard National School. Beginners tin whistle, banjo, concertina, flute, fiddle, accordian, guitar, bodhrán. €5 per lesson. New members always welcome


Dunlavin & District Forum

Next meeting March 6th in the Imaal Hall at 8pm.

 It’s crucial we get new faces to come on board to keep the momentum going. Anybody is welcome to come along to see what we do and to have a say. Our objective is all about making improvements in and around our village for the benefit of all in our community.


The Kube Games Night for Kids


Will take place in the Imaal Hall, Dunlavin – In aid of St. Nicholas of Myra Church Repairs. On Friday March 24th, 2017 at 7.00pm – Admission €10.


Are you up for the Challenge!!!!!  There are 4 Aged Categories as follows: –

(8–10), (11–12), (13–14) & (15–16). The Winner of each category will win €100.00.

We need 25 Children for each category (100 children in total).

Each child must get €50 Sponsorship (So go on and get your Nanny, Grandad, your Parents or Family Member to sponsor you) – it’s for a good cause and promises to be lots of fun.

Contact Pauline at 087-6183903 as soon as possible to book your place on the night.

You the parishioners can support this event by placing an advert in our brochure for €20 – it can be for your business or you can wish your contestant good luck in the event– there will be a raffle on the night and if  you would like to donate a prize we would be delighted to accept it and last but not least you might buy a ticket to support this event on the night – tickets will be on sale in the parish office and in the local national schools. We will also be selling tickets over a couple of weekends prior to the event after all the Masses – details to follow. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office at 045 – 401871 or Pauline at 087-6183903 or 045 401522.  If you feel you can help in any way to make this event a success, please do not hesitate to contact us. It is also intended to have tea and coffee available for sale on the night along with a shop with lots of goodies.

We are slowly chipping away at our loan and your support will be very much appreciated.



Rathsallagh Golf Club

Best wishes to Mary Byrne and her team from’ Made by Mary’ who have taken on the food franchise in Rathsallagh Golf Club . They have been in catering over 20 years… even though they don’t look a day over 21. having been based solely in Dublin for the last 18 years, They have been catering in the locality of Dunlavin and Blessington over the past 12 years so they have decided to branch out in to the beautiful garden of Ireland, and we are lucky to have them working with us. Both Mary and the team look forward to meeting you all and working with you. Menu from breakfast until evening each day at the weekend.



Both games available in the Imaal Hall. To book a court contact the hall caretaker any evening after 7pm in the hall.


Used Postage Stamps 

Please keep your used postage stamps from all your Christmas post for St. Patrick’s Missions, Kiltegan who can use them to fundraise. Used stamps can be dropped into the parish office anytime. Thank you to all who have donated stamps throughout the past year.


1916 DVD


Dunlavin Remembers 1916 DVD – is now on sale for €6 each. It looks back at the highlights of a fantastic day in our village. Contact Antoinette on 087-6793588 or Jimmy on 087-2730238 to order. A limited number are available. Great present for loved ones living abroad


Community Games

Westside Community Games – will continue this year with the smallest committee yet. The committee would be extremely grateful of any help, however small from the parents of children wishing to take part in any activities. If you can give any support please contact Patricia at pbostrom@gmail.com or 0894401766.



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

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


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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