Dunlavin notes week August 20th

World Champions

Congratulations to cousins Myles and Ivan Carroll , Dunlavin on winning a World Handball Championship in America at the weekend.  The lads play their handball in Ballymore -Eustace. Everyone is very proud of their achievement.

Our Lady’s Island

A Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island – The closing ceremony will take place on Sunday, September 9th with the bus leaving from Centra at 4:15pm. If you are interested please contact Mary 087-6619545.


A Trip to Knock – will take place (numbers permitting) on Saturday, September 8th. The bus will be leaving Dunlavin at 8am and returning at approximately 8pm. If you are interested please contact Claire on 085 1923152.


A Prayer Meeting – is held every Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock in the Parish Centre, Kilcullen. All are welcome.


Pope’s Mass – Only a few places are now available on the bus being organised to go from our parish to the Pope’s mass at Phoenix Park on 26th August. You will need to have already booked your ticket directly with the World Meeting of Families organisers as tickets are booked out. Please contact Suzanne Cummins on 0872977794 if interested. Your ticket will dictate your allocated entry point to the Phoenix Park & it would be nice if we could stick together, so we may need to exchange your ticket for a parish group ticket (yet to be confirmed).



Heritage Week in Dunlavin

A number of events have been organised to coincide with National Heritage week. On Friday August 24th a family nature walk will take place commencing at Scoil Nioclas Naofa car park, Saturday 25th Tunes in the park, 11am, bring along your favourite instrument or just turn up to listen, Sunday august 26th will bring us back in time with a historical walk commencing at 6pm in the school car park. All events are family orientated, so come along and join in the fun.


Loan Applications

To facilitate students and their parents, Baltinglass Credit Union will open late on Thursday 16th August & Tuesday 21st August (5pm – 7pm) for any loan queries, applications & collections.  If you wish to apply for a Student Loan ahead of this please do contact us on 059 64 81071 or loans@baltinglasscu.ie. Student Loans can be for anything from a laptop right up to your accommodation so don’t be afraid to give us a call and enquire.


Loan Offer

Baltinglass Credit Union are offering a Reduced Student Loan Rate should you or your child need to apply for those ‘Back to School’ expenses. You can visit www.baltinglasscu.ie for details or better still drop in for a chat! We would love to see you.


Closing Down Sale

Meitheal Coffee shop will close on August  24 th,  a closing down sale is ongoing, so do pop in to pick up a bargain.


Credit Union

Are you looking to renovate your home?  Baltinglass Credit Union have a sum of €500,000 which they are willing to lend at a Reduced Loan Interest Rate…. Loans can be any amount up to €50,000 per member! So why not apply today before the funds are gone! This is a once off Special Rate for a limited amount of time so be quick! Visit baltinglasscu.ie for details or call 059 64 81071.


Offices in Baltinglass, Knockananna, Castledermot, Hacketstown, Tinahely & Dunlavin.



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Rathsallagh Golf Club

Treat yourself to lunch in Rathsallagh Golf club or book a venue for your special occasion. Parties/ weddings catered for. Telephone 045 403316. Special Membership offer now.



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.



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



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.


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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