Dunlavin notes week June 26th



Parish Fundraiser – a huge thank you to all who helped in anyway with the recent home baking stall at the farmers market and to all those who supported Pauline’s plant stall since May. A total amount from both stalls of €945 has been lodged to the Church Repair Fund. Your continuous support is really appreciated.


Suicide Awareness

We Care West Wicklow – Suicide Awareness Network – A half day training programme will be held in St. Nicholas Naofa, Primary School, Dunlavin on 1stJuly, 2017, from 10.00am to 2.00pm. To book a place or to find out more information contact 086–8170076. Details are on the Church notice board.



Congratulations to James Travers and Ivan Byrne who recently won an all Ireland medal for Handball and to Myles Carroll who won a singles All Ireland title. Well done to all.


Camogie Draw Results

1st Prize €200 Rita Byrne, Dunboyke

2nd Prize €75 Aoife Case

3rd Prize €50 Amy O’Neill

4th Prize €20 Alicia Kearney

5th Prize €20 Sharon Mooney

6th Prize €20 Paddy & Fionnuala Tyrrell

Many thanks to all who supported. Tickets are available for the remaining months @ €5 per month



Thanks for the support for the recent Sunflower Day which raised €1020.. This money has been lodged to St. Brigids Hospice, The Curragh.



Sympathy to the family of Tommy Metcalfe who passed away last week. Tommy’s funeral took place in Donard on Sunday June 18th 2017. May Tommy rest in peace.


Credit Union Open day

Baltinglass Credit Union are celebrating 43 years in operation, and hope to be there for many more serving our community.  To celebrate this, there will be an Information Open Day taking place in the Baltinglass Office On June 30th 12-3pm. where we will be launching our new mobile banking app, announcing our new reduced Student Loan rate of 6.5%, holding our Summer Car/Cash Draw along with advisors available for any queries you may have. Refreshments served on the day.  Members & Non Members welcome, so don’t be afraid to drop by. 


Maureen Dennis Memorial Set Dance.

Thanks to everyone who supported the recent Set Dance in The Imaal Hall in aid of St. Brigids Hospice. The amount raised was €1,650. Special thanks to Syl and Liz for providing the music.



Congratulations to John O’ Reilly, Sparrow Road on receiving a special award for donating 100 pints of blood to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service. John received his award from Professor Anthony Staines CEO of the Blood Transfusion Board at a function in Dublin.



Summer Gala Concert in aid of Camphill, Grangebeg will take place on July 8th in McAuley Place in Naas at 8pm. Performing will be Gormanstown Choir, Dara Quartet, Peter Maloney, Ella Fallon on organ. Tickets €15, concession €12. Tickets available from Berney’s Chemist, Kilcullen, Meitheal, Dunlavin , Whelan’s Chemist Dunlavin. Promises to be a great night’s entertainment.


GAA Golf Classic

Our 2017 Golf Classic was a great success today in Rathsallagh Golf Club. Well done to our winning teams: 1st prize went to Paddy Norton, Dan Leigh, Mick Sleator & Mick Keogh; 2nd prize went to Niall Dunne, PJ Harte Johnny Willis & Maurice Keogh; 3rd prize went to Pearse Daly, Graham Wilson, Vincent Cronin & Gordon Cronin. Men’s longest drive went to Thomas Kelly; Ladies longest drive went to Breda Walsh; Men’s nearest to the pin Went to Ger Deegan; Ladies nearest to the pin went to Breda Walsh. A special thanks goes to all our sponsors and to Dublin Products in particular for sponsoring the prizes.


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.



Sympathy is extended to the family of Michael Lawlor, Naas and formerly Mullicagh, Dunlavin who died last week. Michael is mourned by his wife Margaret, daughters Michele and Veronica, sons Martin and Patrick, his many relatives and friends. Michael’s funeral took place in Naas on Monday June 19th 2017, May he rest in peace.


Line Dancing

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.


Farmers Market

Following the great success of the  Farmers Market in Dunlavin the next   one will take place on Saturday July 1th   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. westwicklowfitness@gmail.com


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



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