Dunlavin notes week April 17th



Sympathy is extended to the Doyle family , Grangebeg on the death of Maura last week. Maura who was predeceased by her husband Eugene, baby Eugene and daughter Maire is mourned by her sons John, Bill, Myles and Peter, sister Nora and many relatives and friends. Maura’s funeral took place in Dunlvin on Tuesday April 18th 2017. May Maura rest in peace.

Beat Wishes

Best wishes to the new owners of Dion takeaway which will open on Wednesday April 19th at 4pm. All meats and vegetables will be sourced locally. Nice to see new enterprise opening in the town.

Spring Clean

Spring is here and as well as our houses, the town and approach roads needs a bit of a spring clean after the winter months. Now is a great time to clean up the roadsides as summer foliage has yet to grow. Plus it’s a great excuse to get out in the fresh air and enjoy meeting up with others on a similar mission!

The National Spring Clean is Ireland’s annual anti-litter initiative. Anyone can get

involved – Dunlavin Tidy Towns are spearheading this year’s spring clean with a tidy up of the approach roads and are asking for your help on Wednesday 19th April at 10 a.m. meeting at the 1798 monument.  By working together we can reduce the litter problem in Dunlavin. Anyone taking part will be provided with plastic bags, gloves and litter pickers.


Spring Sale

St Nicholas Church will hold their Spring Sale on Saturday April 29th in the Jonathan Swift Parish Hall on Church Road at 2.30pm.  All the fun of the fair. Your support would be appreciated.

Golf Society

Dunlavin Inn will have their first outing of 2017 will take place on  Saturday April 22nd at 12noon. The society will welcome new members.

Arts Festival

Arts festival meeting on April 22nd  at 2pm in Rathsallagh Golf Club. All interested in this years festival invited to attend. This years festival takes place from June 16th to 18th.2017.


Sympathy – We extend our sympathy to Nurse Ellen O Rourke on the death of her husband Gerry Barry last week.  Gerry’s funeral took place in Baltinglass  May Gerry rest in peace.


Gourmet Kitchen –

Rathsallagh Golf Club – offer the freshest ingredients, fantastic taste & quality foods. Open every Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 8am-7pm & Sunday 8am-6pm. Opening hours will extend over the coming weeks. Please check out their website for new times and menus www.gourmetkitchen.ie or check out their Facebook Page.


Pilgrimage of Our Lady of Fatima – will take place 14th – 19th June 2017. €659pps (Single room supplement €150) includes 5 nights in Hotel Recinto with breakfast, lunch & dinner. Further details are available on the Church notice board


Line Dancing – continues in the Imaal Hal on Wednesdays from 8pm-10pm at a cost of only €6. New beginners are welcome, so come along learn a new skill and join the craic! 

Drama Production

Donoughmore and Donard Amateur Drama Society will stage “Cupid Wore Skirts” in Donoughmore Hall on May 4th, 5th, 6th and 13th 14th at 8pm. Ticket Only costing €10. Bookings 0873588583. Donations from the performance will go towards St Brigid’s Hospice, Donard /Dunlavin Meals on Wheels and Donard and Donoughmore National Schools. Your support will be appreciated.

Use Your Local Library

Join your local library and avail of the many free services there. E-Books and E Audio books are available, you can read Digital Magazines and the  newspapers for free. Great selection of children’s books. Opening times in Dunlavin Tuesday 6.30-8.30pm., Wednesday 3-5pm and 6.30-8.30pm, Friday 10.30-1pm and 3pm-5pm, and Saturday 11am-1pm. Closed on Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends.


John Brady TD will hold a clinic in Dunlavin parish centre on the 2nd Monday of each month from 11.30am to 12.30pm. All welcome to drop in.

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

 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  are interested there will be a community knitting session in Meitheal on Wednesday mornings from 10am to 12 noon and also on Thursdays 3pm to 5pm. All welcome.


Farmers Market

Is anybody interested in a Farmers Market in Dunlavin? The first one will take place on Saturday May 6th 10am to 2pm outside Meitheal Coffee Shop.  No trading allowed, only own grown, own made items. Get sowing and growing, baking and making if you would like to be part of this event.


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..


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



To book a court contact the hall caretaker any evening after 7pm in the hall.


Used Postage Stamps 

Please keep your used postage stamps 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


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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