35th Dunlavin Festival of Arts
Friday June 16th to 18th 2017
6.30 Exhibitions open
7.30pm Official opening of Art exhibitions by Brian Hayes MEP followed by live music by Cora Venus Lunny and friend in Market House
9.30pm Set Dance Céilí in the Imaal Hall. Refreshments served
Proceeds to St. Brigid’s Hospice
Music entertainment in the pubs
Saturday June 17th
10am Farmers Market : Outside Meitheal
11am- All exhibitions open
11am -1pm Sound Workshop.-Jonathan Swift Hall
2pm-4pm Sound Workshop No 2-Jonathan Swift Hall
11am- All exhibitions open
12.30pm Puppet Show Imaal Hall
2pm Bottle Painting Workshop.. Imaal Hall
3.15pm Repeat of Puppet Show.
4.00pm Camphill Theatre Group Imaal Hall
8 pm Swift in Dunlavin . St Nicholas Church .of Ireland
9pm Bingo in the Imaal Hall
9.30pm Two Guys Live. Burke’s Lounge.
10pm Music in the pubs
Sunday June 18th.
12 noon all exhibitions open
12 noon Craft Fair in the Imaal Hall
12 Noon Food Stalls in Street.
12 noon – 5pm BBQ-Jonathan Swift School
2pm Drumming Workshop-The Green
2pm Dog Show on Cow Green
2pm Family Fun Day on Dunlavin Green
2pm Cartoon Character Show- Dunlavin Green
2.30pm. Pottery Workshop. Upstairs in Imaal Hall.
3pm -Tumble Circus. Trapeze Act
3pm Street Music, Street Entertainment, Teddy Bears Picnic The Green
3pm- Second dance Workshop- Squash Court
3pm Yoga with Patricia Spellman. Upstairs Imaal Hall
3.30 Cartoon Character Show- Dunlavin Green.
4.30. Dunlavin and Ulysses.. Market House
4.30pm Drumming Workshop- The Green.
5.00pm Historical Talk around the village. Meet in the park.
5-7pm First Authors. Dunlavin Inn.
6pm Over 50.s Walking Soccer.
10pm Music in pubs
GALLERY SPACE: Market House – Professional Artists
Old Schoolhouse – Emerging Artists
Blue Door (Garda Station) – Shay O’ Byrne Solo Exhibition
Lite Door Gallery – Students’ Photographic/Craft Exhibition
White Door Gallery-Signature – Red Line Group.
Signature Gallery Beta Bajgart Exhibition.
The Unhinged Gallery – James Kirwan.
Murtaghs’ – Dunlavin Photography Group Exhibition.
Meitheal Upstairs Camphill Exhibition.
Bacon Factory Michael Anderton Photographic Exhibition.
AIB Bank House-Exhibition by Blessington Art Group- Cruthu .
The annual Geraldine Deay Crookstown 5k loop will take place on Friday 23 June at 7pm . Run or walk for cancer research. Event will commence and end at the Crookstown Business Park. Food and refreshments afterwards, € 10 per adult , family of 4 €25.
The farmers market will take place on June 17th at 10am. The parish will have a stall and would like people to bake for the stall. Baking can be left into parish centre on the Friday or to the stall on Saturday morning.
Sympathy to the family of Pat Farrell, Moorhill who passed away last week. Pat is mourned by his wife Rosie, daughter Alice , sons William and Pat, brother Dinny. and all his relatives and friends. Pats burial took place in Gomanstown Graveyard On Monday June 5th May Pat rest in peace
The Annual Dog Show will take place on June 18th at 2pm on The Cow Green, Dunlavin. For Categories check out Festival Website
Jonathan Swift National School are celebrating 125 years . To celebrate this they have published a fine book full of memories and photographs of past pupils. Book on sale at the school for €20
Mid Summer Melodies
Mid-Summer melodies takes place in La Touche Cottage , Brannockstown on Saturday June 17th 2-5pm. This is a fundraiser for World Vision. For information contact 045 483800 or 0867281811.
Swift In Dunlavin
Dunlavin Arts Festival presents Swift in Dunlavin, an evening of poetry, prose and song to celebrate the life and works of Jonathan Swift. 2017 marks the 350th anniversary of Swift’s birth and in 2016 St Nicholas Church, of which Swift was once Prebendary, enjoyed 200 years since the current church was built. Join us as local and professional talent come together to entertain you with highlights from Swift’s writings and music from the period.
Swift in Dunlavin
Saturday 17th June 2017 at 8pm
St Nicholas Church of Ireland, Church St, Dunlavin
Tickets €15 from Roche’s Pharmacy Dunlavin on 045 401319 or www.eventbrite.ie
Ticket price includes a wine reception after the performance.
The annual Maureen Dennis memorial set dance ceili will take place on June 16th in the Imaal Hall, music by Syl and Liz, proceeds to St Brigids Hospice on the Curragh. Dancing 9.30 to 12.30. Subscription € 10 includes supper.
Track & Field Athletics – Training will now begin in Donard GAA on Tuesdays at 3:15 for all children who want to train. We also need boys for U12 relay, and girls & boys for U14 and U16 relay teams. Please contact Loretta Wright 085-7219111 or Maeve Miley 087-9933849 as soon as possible. €3 per family.
Dunlavin Community Playschool
Enrolment places for September are filling up fast so if you know of anybody with a child due to start playschool in September 2017, January or April 2018 can you ask them to contact the playschool on 045-406866 or call in to complete an enrolment form so they can be added to the list.
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!
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.
Following the great success of the Farmers Market in Dunlavin the next one will take place on Saturday June 17th 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..
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 any time. Thank you to all who have donated stamps throughout the past year.
West Wicklow Fitness -now open in Dunlavin GAA grounds. Contact 0879549077 to plan your fitness programme. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com
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.
Dunlavin’s Friendship Club – meet 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.