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Dunlavin notes week December 11th

Dunlavin

Raffle winners

The following were the winners of the Senior Citizens Christmas Raffle

1st Laura Collins, 2nd Caitriona Carroll, 3rd J.J.Swaine, 4th Liza Swaine, 5th James Whelan, 6th Zoey Patton, 7th Ann Roche, 8th Bri Willis, 9th Dorly O’ Dsullivan, 10th Sadie Wright, 11th J. J. Swaine, 12th  Sean & Kieran Darker, 13th Chrissie Moore. Thanks to all the sponsors and upportes.

Coaches

Dunlavin GAA seek applications for Intermediate Football Head Coach/Manager &

Junior Football Head Coach/Manager. Send Applicantions to secretary.dunlavin.wicklow@gaa.ie. Closing date for application form is December 15th, 2017

Lighting Up

Community spirit is alive & kicking in Dunlavin!  Dunlavin & District Forum wish to thank everyone who supported the Christmas Lights event and the Christmas Fair. A special thanks to our hard working committee, our sponsors and all the volunteers who helped out in 2017. We want to build on our achievements to ensure Dunlavin becomes a vibrant & attractive town. If you wish to get involved please get in touch through the Dunlavin facebook page or contact awhelan00@gmail.com or call 087-6793588

Draw

Dunlavin GAA will hold an extra Christmas Draw every week during December when you buy a lotto ticket. Tickets are €2 & on sale in local shops or from Ed’s Fruit & Veg. The draw takes place every Monday. Prizes are a €20 voucher for Centra and a €40 voucher for Doyles Butchers.

 

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to former St.Kevin’s teacher Dolores Jones on the death of her husband Tom last week. Tom;s funeral took place in Eadestown. May he 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

 

Traditional Music Sessions

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

 

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 17th Day Trip to Dublin.

Bus will depart Dunlavin at 10.30 am. 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!

 

Clinic

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

 

TRIP TO DUNLAVIN LIBRARY.

 

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 .

Keep them reading over the winter months.

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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