Dunlavin notes week September 11th


Dun Luain Foods

Dun Luain Foods , Church Road, Dunlavin have extended their shop opening hours, Monday to Thursday 9am-4pm Fridays 9am to 6.30pm. You can click and collect on www.dunluainfoods.ie

Coffee Morning

Irelands Biggest Coffee Morning – will be held in the Dunlavin Parish Centre on Thursday, September 14th from 10am-12noon. All proceeds will go to St. Brigids Hospice, The Curragh. Please support this worthy cause by dropping in for a cuppa and chat! Also, a donation of home baking would be most welcome and can be dropped into the Centre on the Thursday morning

Job Vacancies

Stratford/Grangecon Local Development Company – has vacancies on their Community Employment Scheme for the following positions: Gardening, Cafe Assistant, Landscaping, General Maintenance. These positions offer training opportunities and are located in Stratford/Dunlavin/Donard & Grangecon. To qualify for any of the above positions you must be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment for 12 months and be over 21 years of age. For further details contact

Tom Whittle on 087 9227051 or email your CV to stratfordce@gmail.com

Dunlavin Friendship Club

The friendship club will resume in the Parish Centre on Fridays from September 15th 3-5pm. All new members welcome. If you have a neighbour or relative that might benefit from the club please bring them along.


Symapthy is extended to the Murphy family, Gilltown on the recent death of their mother Sheila. Sheila who was predeceased by her husband John is mourned by her daughters Breda and Hannah, sons Eamonn and Tom, brothers and large circle of relatives and friends. Sheila’s funeral Mass took place in Gormanstown Church on September 7th 2017. May she rest in peace.

Golf Lessons

Baltinglass Golf Club will hold lessons for beginners Lady golfers of all ages . Free taster session on September 26th 10am to 12 noon. All equipment supplied. Fun friendly environment. 6 lessons cost €50. For more information contact Bernie at 0876444677 or 0861063025.

Music Lessons

Music lessons starting in Donard National school on Thurs Sept 14th 8pm – tin whistle, flute, fiddle, banjo, concertina, accordion. Beginners welcome


Congratulations to Enya Murray on winning the car in the local Credit Union Draw.



Post Leaving Certificate Courses 2017/2018

Business & IT Administration and Medical & Office Administration

Both one year courses will run for four mornings and three afternoons per week. Young and mature students are welcome to apply. Part-time learners will be facilitated.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or equivalent

Applicants will be invited to attend a short interview

Adult learners are welcome to apply and may attend part-time


FETAC Level 5 Award in Office Administration

(Business Studies/Medical Secretary)

ECDL Certificate


VTOS, BTE and 3rd level grants available

Apply by telephone 045 40600 or email stkevinscc@kwetb.ie

Traditional Music Sessions

Slow Trad Music Session will take place in Meitheal Cafe on Wednesday October 4 th

7 to 8.30pm. All welcome.

Flower and Garden Club

The autumn demonstration takes place on Wednesday September 13th in the Jonathan Swift Hall at 8pm. The demonstrator is Bernadette Paliminteri. Supper served. All welcome.

Music Under The Mountains

The Voice Squad return to Hollywood to close Music Under The Mountains 2017. Phil, Fran and Gerry are no strangers to Music Under The Mountains, having performed at the first festival in 1991, and others since, aswell as recording part of their album Hollywood in this very church! We hope you will join us for what is always a very special performance in a wonderful setting of St. Kevins Church of Ireland is located in the small picturesque village of Hollywood in County Wicklow and has been the main venue for the festival since its inception in 1991. It is the oldest church in Leinster still in active use and dates back to the 12th century!

Sun 24 September 2017 at 6pm. Tickets available from Eventbrite.

Credit Union Loans

Baltinglass Credit Union are now offering a Reduced Student Loan Rate for any parent or student looking for some help this coming school year. T&C’s & normal lending criteria will apply. If you wish to find our more, you can contact us by phone on 059 64 81071 or email us atloans@baltinglasscu.ie.

Culture Bus

The culture bus will leave Dunlavin on Wednesday September 20th at 6pm to travel to Temple Bar for a production by Andrew Deering entitled “Attracta Tension”. Promises to be a great show. This is part of The fringe Festival and the venue is small. Please book your seat as soon as possible at 0879693960.

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 and6.30-8.30pmFriday 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.

Get Fit

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


We all know you can borrow books but did you know that as a member of Dunlavin Library you can also get access to FREE resources.

*ENewspapers local, National and worldwide newspapers.

*Free Magizines online

*Audio Books

*E-Learning courses

*E-Language Learning

Just click and register your Library Card to access

Free Internet and Wifi, Printing, comfortable seating to relax .

Also running Be a Summer Star for kids. Keep them reading over the summer.

Opening hours

Tues: 6.30-8.30

Wed: 3-5 & 6.30-8.30

Fri: 10.30-1 & 3-5

Sat: 11-1- closed Saturdays of bank holidays

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