Dunlavin notes week October 1st

Race Night

Dunlavin & District Forum will hold a Race Night in aid of the Christmas Lights upgrade on October 19th in Burkes Bar at 9pm. Horses are €10 each from committee members. All support greatly appreciated.






Please come along and support us, listen to what we have to say about community games, we are always looking for volunteers to help out, join committee, help with training or just be part of the fun with the kids.


Check out our Facebook page to see what great achievements the kids had this year lots of medals won and fun had.


Looking for people from Donard, Donoughmore, Dunlavin and Stratford to join committee we can check that you are in Westside area, for your area and children to be part of Community Games.


It’s important that you turn up to AGM or make contact with us to ensure we can have a committee going forward for 2019


Any questions contact our Facebook page or Mary Brett +353 (86) 3047659

Please spread the word



Christmas Loan

The Christmas period will be upon us in no time.  Baltinglass Credit Union want to be there for their Members. Offering competitive Christmas Loan Rates. Multiple opportunities to apply online, over the phone or better still, drop into any of our 6 offices. Loan Officers available 6 days a week.

W: baltinglasscu.ie   E: loans@baltinglasscu.ie   P: 059 64 81071


Friendship Club

The friendship club is meeting every Friday from 3 to 5 pm in the Parish centre. New members always welcome.


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.


Donard Mini Fleadh

66 th Annual Mini Fleadh Ceol will take place in Donard Community Hall on Tuesday October 2nd at 8.45pm. Everybody is welcome and event is free of charge.


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..

Cork’s favourite agony aunt Attracta Tension comes to Rathsallagh Golf Club for one night only. Hold on to your hats as she dispenses her no-nonsense advice (how to put smacht on your neighbours’ children, the best reaction when somebody tells you to smile) and regales you with very important stories about her formative years. She’ll even throw in a few songs!

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



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 enjoy singing 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


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.


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


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.


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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