Dunlavin notes week June 11th

36th Dunlavin Festival of Arts

Friday June 15th to 17th 2018

Friday 15th.

6.30 Exhibitions open

7.30pm Official opening of Art exhibitions by  Jessica Harrington followed by live music by Dorly O’ Sullivan and Phil Callery in Market House

9.30pm Set Dance Céilí in the Imaal Hall.  Refreshments served

Proceeds to St. Brigid’s Hospice

Music entertainment in the pubs

Saturday June 16th

11am Farmers Market : Schoolhouse Yard

12 noon all exhibitions open

2.30pm Puppet Show Imaal Hall

3.15pm Repeat of Puppet Show.

4 .00pm Camphill Theatre Group- Murtaghs Shop.

6.30pm Bloomsday Tea Party -Market House..

9pm Bingo in the Imaal Hall

9.30pm Music in the Pubs

Sunday June 17th.

12 noon all exhibitions open

12 noon Craft Fair in the Imaal Hall

1pm  Dance Workshop-  The Green

12 Noon -Food Stalls  in Street.

2pm Drumming Workshop-The Green

2pm Dog Show on Cow Green

2pm Family Fun Day on Dunlavin Green

2pm Cartoon Character Show- Dunlavin Green

12 noon – 5pm BBQ-Jonathan Swift School

3pm Street Music, Street Entertainment,  Picnic The Green

3pm- Second dance Workshop- The Park

3pm Yoga.

3.30 Cartoon Character Show- Dunlavin Green.

4.30pm Drumming Workshop- The Green.

3pm Live Music: The Street.

6pm Over 50.s Walking Soccer.. Astro Turf in Playground.

10pm Music in pubs

GALLERY SPACE: Market House – Professional Artists

Old Schoolhouse – Emerging Artists

Blue Door (Garda Station) – Judy Lawlor and Roisin Blade.

Lite Door Gallery – Students’ Photographic/Craft Exhibition

White Door Gallery-Signature –  Michael Anderton Photography

Signature Gallery  Annick . Solo Exhibition.

Squash Court- Film “ A Terrible Hullabaloo” by Ben O’ Connor.

The Unhinged Gallery –  Solo Exhibition by Marta Golobowska.

Murtaghs’ – Dunlavin Photography Group Exhibition.

Meitheal Upstairs Camphill Exhibition.

AIB Bank House-Exhibition by Blessington Art Group- Cruthu

Corner House Gallery. Family Exhibition Ballyrogan Expression.

Blackdoor Gallery- Red Line Art Group Exhibition.

Full details of events on www.dunlavinartsfestival.com



Dog Show

Get grooming your favourite dog for the upcoming dog show on Sunday June 17th at 2pm. Categories are Waggiest Tail, Best Rescue, Best Child Handler, Best Veteran,(dog over 10 years ), Best Trick and Obedience Excerise. Entry €2. Proceeds will go to Wicklow Rapid Response.


Bloomsday Musical Tea Party

A Bloomsday musical tea party will take place on June 16th at 6.30 pm in the Market House. Music will be provided by DARA quartet and tickets are available at €10. This event is being run as part of the 36th Annual Festival of Arts.


Set Dance Ceili

The annual Maureen Dennis set dance ceili will take place in the Imaal Hall on June 15th at 9.30pm. Admission €10. All proceeds will go to St Bridgid’s Hospice, Curragh. All welcome.


Craft Fair

The annual festival of arts craft fair takes place in the Imaal Hall on Sunday June 17th. There are a few places left. If interested please contact Emma Lucy at 0863454079


Rathsallagh Golf Club

Treat yourself to lunch in Rathsallagh Golf club or book for your special occasion. Telephone 045 403316.



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.


Golf Classic

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.



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.



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.



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.


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.


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.



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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