Dunlavin notes week September 25th


Sympathy is extended to Lily Carroll and Winnie Nolan on the death of  their sister Ann Piggott last week. Ann’s funeral took place in Moone on Monday September 25th 2017. May she rest in peace.

Mini Fleadh

The 61st annual Mini Fleadh will take place on Tuesday October 3rd at 8.30pm in Donard Community Hall. Free of charge, all welcome.


Cross Care

Cross Care – held their annual collection at all Masses last weekend 16th & 17th September. This replaced the usual Share collection. A total of €1,390 was raised and your support was most appreciated.

Coffee Morning

UPDATE – after further generous donations, Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning have collected the grand total of €1,295. Thanks again for your support! A list of raffle prize winners is available on the Church notice board. Congratulation to all!

Church Gate Collection

A Church Gate Collection – will be held by Irish Heart at all Masses next weekend September 30th & October 1st. Your support would be appreciated.

Farm Shop

Cinderella Camphill Farm-shop – will now be open every Thursday 1-5.30pm, situated in the Barn on the Park Lane, Grangebeg. All Welcome.

Teen Scene

Dunlavin Teen Scene – will recommence on Friday 29th September in the Parish Centre from 7-9pm and will continue every Friday during school term for the year. We are affiliated with Foroige and offer young people in our community a safe place to socialise, try new things and develop their confidence. The group is open to teenagers age 12-18 and allows young people to make friends and memories. Feel free to drop in any Friday evening and see what is involved. Annual registration fee is €20 and weekly fee is €2. If you would like to volunteer as an adult/youth leader contact Michelle Brewster 086-8346170.


Become a Community First Responder

Dunlavin Community First Responders – are looking for new volunteers to join our group. You do not need any previous medical experience. Full training will be provided and takes place on Sunday 8th October in Lynhams hotel, Laragh.

If you can answer “Yes” to all of these questions, we want to hear from you.

Are you ready to learn essential lifesaving skills?

Do you want to give something back to your community?

Have you a full Driving Licence?

Are you over 18?

Are you available to go on call during the day or night?

Are you willing to undergo Garda vetting?

If you or someone you know is interested in joining our group, please send an email to dunlavincfr@gmail.com or call John O’Reilly on 086-1937677


Cancer Support Group

West Wicklow Cancer Support Group – meeting is on Thursday 28th September at 7.30pm in the Coimin Centre, Blessington. A safe place to meet, talk and be supported during a cancer journey. All are welcome & feel free to bring a friend.

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


The West Wicklow Daycare Committee – gratefully thank all sponsors of their recent walk. Those who took part, marshalled, the Order of Malta ambulance and the Day Care Centre Baltinglass Hospital for the very welcome refreshments afterwards.



Sympathy is extended to the family  John (Johnny) ROSS, Grangecon, who died suddenly last week. Johnny is mourned by his wife  Mary ,children  Graham, Joanne, Yvonne, Gordon and Don, grandchildren Molly, Johnny, Jake, Ellie, Harry, Robyn, Oscar, Eric and Ruben.  brothers Gordon, Robert and Jim, relatives, neighbours, colleagues and friends.

Johnny’s funeral mass took place in Grangecon on Friday September 15th and burial took place in Ballynure Cemetery. May Johnny rest in peace.


Golf Winners

The following were the winners of the recent golf classic in Rathsallagh

1st Prize, 103 points Pat Courtney, Mick Slator, Mag Lynott  Alice Miley.

2nd Prize, 103 points Kevin Cunningham, Charlie Walsh,Billy Walsh, Paddy Norton.

3rd Prize, 103 points Colm O Toole, James Mackey, Richard Corcoran, Willie Keatley.

4th Prize, 103 points John Bell, Willie Carton, Mark Coleman,

Christy Bracken.

5th Prize, 103 Points

Phil Callery, Stephen Parsons, Sarah Callery, Dave Parsons.

Nearest pin ladies -Geraldine Norton

Longest drive ladies -Sinead Geough

Nearest pin men -Anthony Deering

Longest drive men James Whelan

Thanks to all involved in anyway.


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


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.


Music Lessons

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





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.


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 at loans@baltinglasscu.ie.

Dunlavin Credit Union opening hours Thursday and Saturday 11am to 12 noon, Friday 5pm to 8pm.

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.


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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