Dunlavin notes week January 29th


Social Dancing

Social Dancing will take place in the Imaal Hall in Friday February 2nd at 9.30 pm. Music by John and Terry. All welcome.


Sympathy is extended to the Carroll family , Milltown on the death of  Betty. Betty was the wife of the late Bill, and mother of the late Billy and Myles, (Tragically 1973). Deeply regretted by her loving sons and daughters, Kit, Robert, Breda, John, Stephen, Margaret, Ger and Collette, her sister Kitty and brother Bob, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Betty’s funeral Mass took place in Dunlavin on on Friday 26th January 2018

Burial afterwards in Dunlavin Cemetery.


Ceili Mor

A ceili mor will take place in Donard Hall on February 16th at 9pm. This is a fundraiser for the Patient Comfort Fund in Baltinglass Hospital. Donations and raffle prizes would be welcome.


Community Health and Wellbeing Programme

This programme will commence on Monday February 12th  and will run for 5 weeks .Each monday will cover a different topic. Week 1 Understanding and promotiong Positive Mental Health. Week 2 Self Esteem. Week 3 Building Resilience. Week 4 Managing Stress and Anxiety. Week 5 Suicide awareness . The course is supported by Grow and is free to attend. For more details contact John Hammond 0857072810 or Deirdre Howard 0864078577.


Candle Light Walk

A candle light walk on the 11th February at 5.30, it will take an hour starting at Davidstown and finishing at Davidstown old school. Children are free adults E5.00.  It’s a fundraiser for the roof of Davidstown old school. Also a cup of tea after the walk for anyone


Contemporary Dance Classes

Classes take place every Tuesday night at 7pm until 8.30pm. To book a place telephone 088861571660


Dunlavin Breastfeeding Support Group

This group meet in the Parish Centre every Tuesday from 10am to 12 noon. Details from Alice on 0851699425.

Slow Session

Traditional Music played slower in Meitheal on Wednesday February 7th at 7pm . All welcome.

Sympathy – is extended to Raymond and Suzanne Cummins (Sparrow Rd) and the Cummins family on the death of Raymond’s mother Eleanor who passed away peacefully in Cork last Sunday. May Eleanor Rest in Peace.

Sympathy also to the O’ Reilly family on the death of their aunt Mary Lyons in Terenure last week. Mary was a sister of the late Larry O ‘Reilly . May Mary rest in peace.

Seomra – An exciting new Community Space “Seomra” has been developed by the Dunlavin Parents Group in the Imaal Hall.  These rooms are available to be used for a variety of purposes.   Enquiries please to dunlavinonline@gmail.com


Crib Donations – for this year, totalling €893 will be donated to Friedreich’s Ataxia Research. Thank you for your support.


Lourdes Pilgrimage – If anyone is interested in a Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes could you please contact the parish office on 045-401871. Thank you.


Scoil Niocláis Naofa – Applications for enrolment to our Junior Infants class for this coming September 2018 are now being accepted. Enrolment forms are available from the school office or pre-enrolment is also available on our school website www.snndunlavin.com. Forms should be returned to the school office by Friday, February 2nd.


Culture Bus – will leave Dunlavin on April 14th at 12 noon to go to Matilda the musical in the Bord Gais theatre at 2.30pm. If you wish to travel on the bus please let me know on 087-9693960. You need to book your own tickets for the show. Bus will leave Dublin at 6pm to return home.

Clothes Collection – If you have any unwanted bags of clothes please drop them to Mary Brett-Kelly, Donard 0863047659 or Catriona Miley 0879453094, Dunlavin, in aid of Westside Community Games. Items required are listed on the Church notice board. Please support.


GAA – Club membership is now due €60 for players, €40 for students, €20 for U18 players and €20 for non-playing members, please contact Louise for membership forms. Keep up to date on Dunlavin GAA and St Nicholas juvenile facebook pages.


The Camphill Farm-shop – opens every Thursday in Grangebeg from 1pm-5.30pm lots of fresh organic vegetables and eggs for sale.


GAA News

Dunlavin Gaa Lotto Results – January 15th .

There was no winner of the latest jackpot . Numbers drawn were 15,18,20,26. Congratulations to our four match three winners Jean Huntley, Jimmy Whittle, Billy Walsh and Theresa Lee  who receive €65each .Promoters prize went to Winnie Nolan  .Next draw is Monday January 22nd . Jackpot will be €8200 . We thank you for you continued support and to all those who help sell tickets and organise the draw .


Club membership is now due €60 for players , €40 for students , €20 for U18 players and €20 for non playing members  , please contact Louise Allen for membership forms .


Don’t forget to stay in touch with Dunlavin Gaa Facebook page ,instagram page & St Nicholas juvenile Facebook page for the most up to date news on lotto results, fixtures and scores . Like and follow .



Sympathy is extended to Lilly Cleary and family on the recent death of Lilly’s sister Frances Murphy. Frances funeral took place in Hacketstown. May Frances rest in peace.



January draw results. 1st Prize €200 Ray Carter 2nd Prize €75 Evelyn Cooley 3rd Prize €50 Nora O’Neill the 3 prizes of €20 went to Breda Walsh, Rian Allen and Sean, Hailey, Cormac, Aisling and EoghanC/O Emer Miley. Thanks for all your support. Only 3 draws left. Anyone can join the draw it’s €5 Per month.


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. Instuments available to borrow.


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




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