Dunlavin notes week July 10th


West Wicklow Historical Society

The 37th Annual General Meeting of the West Wicklow Historical Society was held recently.  John O’Toole was elected Chairman in place of Noel Lyons, who held the position for several years.  The new Vice-Chairman is Chris Lawlor.  The other officers are unchanged: Donal McDonnell (Hon. Secretary), Phyllis Flanagan (Hon. Treasurer) and Paul Gorry (PRO).  The committee members are Peadar Cullen, Michaela Davis, John Glennon, P.J. Hanlon, Tom Hannifin, Noel Lyons and Maura O’Halloran.  The Society’s ninth Journal is in preparation and it is due for publication in November.  The journal sub-committee (Chris Lawlor and Donal McDonnell) was re-elected.


There is a full schedule of events for the rest of the year.  There is a possible “Evening Stroll” in July, yet to be confirmed.  In August, during Heritage Week, a field trip and a lecture are planned with the archaeologist James O’Driscoll.  There will be lectures on 20 September, 25 October and 22 November, by Turtle Bunbury, Catherine Cox and Clíodhna Ní Lionáin, respectively.  The launch of the Journal will be another November event.


Membership remains at €15 individual; €25 family.


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.


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



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