Dunlavin notes week April 30th

Culture Bus

The culture bus will leave Dunlavin on May 12th at 10 am to visit Airfield Estate, Dundrum and the Women 4 Women art exhibition in the Municipal  Gallery, Dun Laoghaire and walk about Dun Laoighaire before leaving for home at 6pm. If you wish to travel please contact 0879693960.


Social Dancing

A social dance will take place in aid of Hollywood Senior Citizens on May 19th  in Hollywood Hall. Music by Images. Dancing 9.30 to 12. admission €10. All welcome.


Mini Fleadh

The 61st annual mini Fleadh will take place on May 1st at 9pm in Donard Hall. All welcome.



Sympathy is extended to the family of Mary O’ Neill ,Church Terrace who died suddenly last week Mary who was predeceased by her husband Sean and son John is mourned by her partner Larry, sons  Donal, Thomas, Terry, Eugene, Gerard, daughters Marie, Ann and Imelda, and many relatives and friends. Mary’s funeral took place in Dunlavin on Tuesday April 24th  2018. May Mary rest in peace.



Race Night – a race night in aid of Anthony Doran (son of Kathleen & Tommy Doran) will be held in Burkes pub on May 26th from 9pm. Horses are on sale at €10 from Bridgid Joyce, Jimmy Whittle or the Parish office. Please support!



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.


West Wicklow Cancer Support – Drop-in meeting is on Thursday 26th April at 7.30pm in the Coimin Centre, Main St., Blessington. The theme of the evening, which will be presented by Una Gill is: – A meditation for Creativity and Renewal using Flower Visualisation. All are welcome and feel free to bring a friend.


Dunlavin GAA – Get practicing your swings! The golf classic will be held on the 16th June in Baltinglass, more details to follow. Keep up to date on all your GAA news on Facebook and Instagram, thank you all for your continued support.


Poetry & Prose – To help & encourage creativity in the West Wicklow community, Blessington Library is hosting a number of exciting workshops and readings in the coming weeks as part of our Way with Words series. Contact Blessington Library for more information at 045-891740.



It has come to the time of year for our Annual General Meeting. Dunlavin & District Forum plays an instrumental part in the fabric of our community and we strive to bring improvements to our community and build upon the great work previously done.


Dunlavin & District Forum can only benefit from having an input from a wide and varied group of people, representing all sectors of our community and to this end we now seek nominations for the committee of Dunlavin & District Forum for 2018-2019.


Please complete your nominations and return to me on or before Friday, May 4th 2018.



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 will take place in Seomra in the Imaal Hall  Saturday  May 5th at 12,30. All welcome. This years festival takes place on June 15th to 17th. The festival will be officially opened by popular horse trainer Jessica Harrington.


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.



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.


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.


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. west wicklowfitness@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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