Dunlavin notes week November 13th




Wednesday  22 November  8pm (sharp)

‘Recording Wicklow’s Prehistoric Rock Art’              by Clíodhna Ní Lionáin

Prehistoric rock art consists of abstract and geometric designs carved into rock surfaces, such as boulders or outcrops.  It is difficult to date, but it may be from as early as the Middle Neolithic, more than 5000 years ago. It is found along the Atlantic coastline of Europe, in north-west Iberia, northern Britain, and in various parts of Ireland, including Wicklow.  Dr. Ní Lionáin has been involved with the Wicklow Rock Art Project since 2012.  It was set up by the School of Archaeology, UCD, to explore ways of recording rock art and protecting it.


Venue: Timmins Bar (upstairs), Baltinglass

Cover charge: €5 – includes tea / coffee



Silver Stream – Sinead and all the team and residents at Dunlavin Nursing Home wish to thank everyone in the Dunlavin and surrounding areas for your wonderful support in their first year as their first anniversary approaches on November 28th next. They look forward to your continued support in the future and their door remains open to anyone who wishes to pop in and visit or volunteer.

Congratulations to the team on reaching the finals of the National NHI Care Awards…winners announced on November 16th next in the Citywest Hotel, Dublin.


Carwash for Camphill

Bring your car to DMB Autoworks on the Station Road, Dunlavin, on Saturday November  18th between 9am and 3pm. All proceeds from the Carwash will go to Camphill Communities of Ireland.


A Christmas Craft Fair – in aid of Donard National School takes place Sunday, 19th November from 12noon to 5pm. Lots of unique crafts and come visit Santa.


Dunlavin GAA go to the Theatre

Dunlavin GAA will host Richard Lynch’s hilariously funny and deeply moving play” Face The Short Kick” on November 24th in the Imaal Hall,  Time 8pm, price €15. Tickets available in Ed;s Fruit and Veg or from Louise at 0872236216 or James 0851274139.


Celebrating a Life

 The Annual Christmas Tree lighting and Carol Service in celebration of family and friends no longer with us will take place in the grounds of Baltinglass Hospital on Sunday 3rd December, hosted by the West Wicklow Voluntary Day Care Committee. You can shine a light in memory of your loved ones by sponsoring a light on the tree for €5. Light sponsorship and cards are available from Kiltegan FAS office, Rathdangan Community Shop, the Library, Fishers, Jimmy Burkes, Daisy a Day in Baltinglass, the Hub Kiltegan or text Mary at 085 7154262. All are welcome to attend

Dunlavin’s Senior Citizen Christmas Party – will be held in the Imaal Hall on Sunday, November 26th from 2-7pm. Invites will be sent out in the coming weeks.

The 2017 Dunlavin Christmas Lights Ceremony – will take place on December 2nd at 6pm at the Market House. Everyone welcome to come along to the mulled wine & mince pie reception and join the school choir for some carol singing.


Dunlavin Christmas Fair – will take place on December 3rd in the Imaal Hall. To book a table for €25 please contact Bernie on 086-2872619 or through the Dunlavin Christmas Fair facebook page..


Jive/Waltz Dance Classes – will take place for 4 weeks starting November 6th at 7pm in the Imaal Hall. Everyone welcome! No experience needed.


Dunlavin Nursing Home – require health care assistants (Must have Fetac/QQI Level 5), kitchen assistants and housekeeping staff as their 3rd and final unit is now opening. Email your CV to sbeirne@silverstream.ie or drop it in.


The A.G.M. – of the West Wicklow Voluntary Day Care Committee will take place in the Baltinglass Day Care Centre at 8.30pm on Wed, 15th November. The monthly meeting will take place at 8:30pm on Wednesday, 8th Nov. New members welcome.



Culture Bus Upcoming Trips

December 2nd 2017   Day Trip to Kilkenny City

Leave Dunlavin at 11am. Hot lunch and tour of Butler House and Gardens followed by tour of the New Medieval Mile . Cost € 35. The rest of the day can be spent at your own leisure. Depart from Kilkenny at 6pm.


December 17th Day Trip to Dublin.

Bus will depart Dunlavin at 11am. Everyone free to do what they want for the day, visit a gallery, shop, soak up the Christmas atmosphere. The Snow Man film will be showing in the National Concert Hall at 2.30pm if anyone wants to treat grandchildren. Purchase your own tickets for this event. Leave from Dublin at 6pm


Wedding Singer

Soloist (Soprano) Margaret Evans Gilleece is available to sing at your special day. Margaret has performed at weddings all over Ireland and can be contacted on 087 6342964


Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal – if anyone would like to fill a shoebox for children in need you can drop them into the Parish Office, Scoil Niocláis Naofa or contact Shona on 087-6884879. Further details are on the Church notice board. Thank you in advance


Shoe Box Appeal

Baltinglass Credit Union are currently running a “Christmas Shoe Box Appeal”.  This is where a shoe box is filled with selected items and is then shipped to countries in need, for children to open on Christmas morning. If you would like to fill a shoe box – please do call into any of our offices and pick up a leaflet and specialised envelope.

How it works –

Choose an age group & whether it’s for a boy/girl, wrap a shoe box in Christmas paper (wrap lid separately), fill it with items of need such as toothpaste, tooth brush, hair comb, hair bands, underwear, socks, a little toy/colouring pencils and the required €4, place an elastic band around it (needs to be checked in airport customs) & drop it into one of our 6 offices. (Full list & special envelopes available in all our offices). 

Our closing day is 10th November 2017.  It is a great cause and we want to give something back. 


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 – has recommenced on Fridays 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.


Job Opportunity

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

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 meet in the Parish Centre on Fridays from  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 in Donard National school on Thurs at 8pm – tin whistle, flute, fiddle, banjo, concertina, accordion. Beginners welcome


Traditional Music Sessions

Slow Trad Music Session will take place in Meitheal Cafe on Wednesday December 6th  

 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!



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.


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




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