Dunlavin notes week December 18th


Sympathy is extended to  the Flood family Rathsallagh on the death of Paddy last week following a short illness. Paddy who was predeceased by his wife Emily is mourned by his sons Kevin, Sean, David and Derek, brother Ned .and many relatives and friends. Paddy’s funeral took place in Dunlavin on Friday December 15th. May he rest in peace.



Thanks to all who supported the recent church collection for the St Vincent de Paul which raised over €2,000. Very much appreciated.


Bells for Christmas

Meitheal – will have a Hand Bell Performance on Friday, December 22nd at 12:45pm. All are welcome.


CHRISTMAS TIME TABLE in St Nicholas of Myra Church2017 


Saturday  23rd   December: 8.00pm

Sunday    24th   December – Christmas Eve

Masses:          10.00am & 12.00 Noon

10.00pm – Vigil Mass


Monday   25th    December – Christmas Day

Masses:           10.00am & 12 Noon



Saturday  30th   December: 8.00pm

Sunday    31st    December:

Masses:           10.00am & 12.00 Noon



Sympathy is extended to the Cunningham family , Brewers Hill on the recent death of Marie’s husband Colm O’ Connor.  Colm’s funeral  took place in Wexford. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy to Marie O’ Dwyer on the death of her nephew Noel Brady who died following an illness. Noel’s funeral took place in Kilcullen. May Noel rest in peace.

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’ D O’ Sullivan, 10th Sadie Wright, 11th J. J. Swaine, 12th  Sean & Kieran Darker, 13th Chrissie Moore. Thanks to all the sponsors and upportes.


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


Thhe residents association 2018 Calendar is now on sale at the parish office. €12. Great trip down memory lane.

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


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


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.


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.

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


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




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.

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Fri: 10.30-1 & 3-5

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