Dunlavin notes week April 16th

Sympathy – is extended to John O’Donnell (Teacher in Scoil Nicoláis Naofa) and family on the recent death of John’s father Martin, who passed away in Wexford last week. May he Rest in Peace.


Dunlavin Family Fashion Show – Just to update you on the fundraiser. We have made €10,920.00 at this event. A huge thanks to anyone who helped in anyway with this event. If you put an advert in our brochure and have not paid, we would appreciate it if you could drop it to Fr. Douglas or the Parish Office. All sponsorship in the brochure will be acknowledged by letter in the next week or so. So, our Loan will be cleared on the 2nd June and we would like to say thanks for all the support with our fundraisers


St. Pio’s Glove – will be in the home of Betty Malone, Shindella, Rathangan on Sunday, 29th of April 2018 from 11am to 5pm.  Contact Betty at 045-525094. Items of St. Pio will be on sale on the day.  Everyone is welcome.


Church Shop – we now have a lovely selection of items in stock including Confirmation and Communion cards, Rosettes, Rosary beads, Necklaces and Pins. All items are available from the Church and Parish office at very competitive prices.


Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages 2018 7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle service from €279 per person. Book any flight – any time and we provide

guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01-4434510 or email reservations@med-irishcentre.com.


Festival of Arts

The next meeting wil take place in Seomra in the Imaal Hall this Saturday April 21st. At 12,30. All welcome. This years festival takes place on June 15th to 17th.

Your Local Credit Union

Do you have a Confirmation or 1st Holy Communion coming up?  Baltinglass Credit Union are lending.  Applying for a loan can be done online on our website, over the phone, or drop into any of our 6 offices.  Don’t forget to encourage your little ones to come and join up.  So many benefits of becoming a Credit Union Member.  Visit our website www.baltinglasscu.ie.


Meals on Wheels – Dunlavin – are looking for volunteers to help out with on a Tuesday morning. It works on a monthly rota, cooking or driving. All help would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested, please contact Margaret Lynott 087 9693960 or Laura Andrews. Thank you.


Dunlavin Parents Group – in conjunction with Blessington FETC will host a FREE

4-week Hair & Makeup course in Seomra (Imaal Hall). Further details are available on the Church notice board.


Daffodil Day – St. Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh would like to thank the sellers and everyone who contributed to Daffodil day, a grand total of €1,620 was raised.



Sympathy is extended to the family of Sarah O’ Brien (Nee Humphries) who died suddenly. Sarah who was predeceased by her son Ciaran is mourned by her husband John, sons John, David and Dclan and many relatives and friends. Sarah’s funeral took place in Crookstown on Monday April 2nd 2018. May Sarah rest in peace.


Lourdes Pilgrimage – If anyone is interested in a Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes for 5 nights on September 12th, 2018 could you please contact the parish office on 045-401871. Thank you.

Dog Walking Service

A dog walking service is available in the area. Telephone 045/401425 or 0857268024.


Farmers Market

Next Farmers Market will take place on May 12th at 10am. Great selection of home made and home grown produce.


Dunlavin Breastfeeding Support Group

This group meet in Seomra in the Imaal Hall every Tuesday from 10am to 12 noon. Details from Alice on 0851699425.

Slow Session

Traditional Music played slower in Meitheal on Wednesday May 2nd at 7pm . All welcome.


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


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


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.


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


Library Opening Hours

Exciting new books in the local library.

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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