Dunlavin notes week November 27th


Sympathy is extended to the Cunningham family, Newbridge on the death of their mother Anna. Anna was the widow of the late St. Kevin’s community College Principal Paul. Anna’s funeral took place in Newbridge. May she rest in peace.

Christmas Cards.

Christmas cards to support Friedreich’s Ataxia research (FARA Ireland )  will be on sale in the shops this week. Production has been held up for several reasons this year and most recently mechanical difficulties with printing machine.


In view of these factors, the printing company “All Print” in Baldoyle Industrial estate, Dublin 13 have given FARA Ireland a limited supply of Christmas cards for the charity at a very reduced rate. As a result, the charity plan to sell the Christmas cards at the special offer of 15 Christmas cards for €5 with all of the money going to the charity. Supplies are limited – We in FARA Ireland look forward to your support



A Comhatas Session will take place in Donard Hall on December 3rd at 8pm. All welcome.


Traditional Music Sessions

Slow Session will take place in Meitheal Cafe on Wednesday December 6th 7-8.30 pm. All welcome.

Draw Results

Camogie Results of October Draw

Ist Prize €200 Billy Tutty, Hollywood

2nd Prize €75 Grainne Crowe, Hollywood

3rd Prize €50 Stephen Crowe, Hollwood

4th Prize €20 David Barrett

5th Prize €20 Billy Walsh

6th Prize €20 Willie Daynes

Results of November Draw

1st Prize €200 Keenaghan Family

2nd Prize €75 Brian McDonald

3rd Prize €50 Carmel Whelan

4th Prize €20 Mary Brett Kelly

5th Prize €20 Emmett Switzer

6th Prize €20 Colette Walsh

Many thanks to all for your continued support


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

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..


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.


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


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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*Free Magizines online

*Audio Books

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Just click and register your Library Card to access

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Keep them reading over the winter months.

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