Dunlavin notes week September 17th


Tusla in conjunction with Dunlavin Parents Group will also host a talk for parents on Bullying Resilience and Confidence in Young Children. In the Seomra Imaal Hall on Wednesday the 19th of September from 10-11am. Followed by a Cyber Safety talk at 8pm. All are Welcome to this Free Event.


Culture Bus

The bus will leave Dunlavin on Saturday October 6th at 11am and leave Dublin at 6pm to return home. Feel free to go to a show or an exhibition, just  shop or visit friends.  Call 0879693960 if you are interested.


Irelands Biggest Coffee Morning – will be held in the Dunlavin Parish Centre on Thursday, September 20th from 10am-12noon. All proceeds will go to St. Brigids Hospice, The Curragh. Please support this worthy cause by dropping in for a cuppa and chat! Also, a donation of home baking would be most welcome and can be dropped into the centre on the Thursday morning from 9am. Thank you.


Meals on Wheels Fundraiser

Donard/Dunlavin meals on wheels art hosting a fundraiser in Rathsallagh Golf Club on October 20th at 8pm. The evening will feature Andrew Deering with his award winning play Dear Attracta..  Tickets €40 which includes dinner and the show. Your support would be welcome. Enquiries to 0879693960


Dunlavin Nursing Home – have full time positions available in the following areas: Kitchen Assistants, Housekeeping/Cleaning and Health Care Assistants. Further details are available on the Church notice board.

Please forward your CV to sbeirne@silverstream.ie



The death took place last week of Kathleen O’ Connell, Gormanstown. Kathleen is mourned by her husband Paddy, son Padraig, brother Terry and many relatives and friends. Kathleen’s funeral took place in Gormanstown on Thursday September 6th 2018. May she rest in peace.



St Kevin’s Community College are now enrolling for 2018/2019 courses in Office Administration and Medical Administration. For more information contact the college directly by email to kellyoneill1@kwetb.ie or on telephone 045-406000.”



Dunlavin Harvest Festival – will take place from October 12th to 14th 2018. Further details will follow but if you like to be part of the Festival this year and you are NOT a flower arranger, you can do so by sponsoring someone to do an arrangement for you, maybe in memory of a loved one. All you have to do is make a donation for the flowers, and your name and your loved one’s name together with the arranger’s name will all be displayed beside the arrangement. Please contact the Parish office at 045-401871 or by email parish10@eircom.net.


Catechism Study -Do you want to understand the Catholic faith more deeply? Or be able to explain your faith better? An adult  study of the YOUCAT catechism is starting on Tuesdays at 6.30pm upstairs in the Parish Office, from 2nd October until March 2019. Suitable for age 20 upwards. Call Suzanne on 0872977794 to register.


Welcoming Group – Do you want to belong to a vibrant, warm & welcoming parish? How do you think we’re doing? Could we improve? Would you like to help? Come to a meeting on Saturday, 22nd September at 2pm-3pm in the Parish Centre to find out more about being part of a new Welcoming Group Call Suzanne on 0872977794 for more details



The Folk Group – is starting back after summer, at 10am mass on 23rd Sept. We’re at noon mass on the 2nd Sunday of the month & 10am mass on the 4th Sunday of the month. We’re always open to new members We practice after mass, you don’t need to be able to read music to join in the singing and there’s no pressure to attend every time.We enjoysinging uplifting modern hymns as well as a few of the beautiful traditional ones. If you’re interested in joining us, contact Suzanne on 0872977794 or speak to one of us after mass


A Sponsored Climb Up Lugnaquilla – for Down Syndrome Ireland (Kildare branch) will take place on Sunday, 23rd September. We would be delighted if you could support this event. For more information contact Liz Gibbons at 087-9670240.


The 2 Johnnies

The 2 Johnnies will perform in Germaine’s, Baltinglass on October 20th at 8.30pm. Tickets €20 available from any member of the Donard/ Glen Camogie Club or Ed’s Fruit and Veg, Dunlavin.


Imaal Walkers

Imaal Walkers 20th Anniversary  Dinner on 23 Sept at 2pm sharp Donard Hall. Please pass on notice to any former members.

€15 each must be paid in full by 8th September to facilitate catering organising. Contact any committee member to secure a place or contact Imaal Walkers Club Secretary  imaalwalkers@gmail.com

Any photographs of  early years of club walks, bring them along to share memories with old and new members. Looking forward to an enjoyable gathering of this great little club founded by Anne Carpenter and her friends in 1998


Credit Union

Back to school time can be a very daunting time for both parents and students. Baltinglass Credit Union wish you all the very best this week and in the coming weeks, whether you are starting Play School, Primary, Secondary or College Education

We would also like to remind you that opening a Credit Union account with your Local CU, can give you ample opportunity in the future.  If you would like to join Baltinglass Credit Union, please visit the website baltinglasscu.ie & fill out a ‘Join Now’ application form.


Music Lessons

Music lessons are back in the Donard National school on Sept 13th at 8pm. Beginners welcome of all ages both adults & children. Enquries to 086-0645291


Credit Union

Baltinglass Credit Union will be holding their next Car/Cash Draw in the Hacketstown Sub Office on Friday 28th September @ 6.30pm.  If you have not already joined this Credit Union car draw, you can do so by filling out an entry form and dropping it into any of the 6 offices. €40 per year entry fee.  All proceeds of the draw are raffled off to the Members in the draw.  It is fully supervised and all Members are welcome to attend.



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


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.



Check out Dunlavin.ie for all the updates in your local village.


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.


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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