Dunlavin notes week October 29th

Open Evening

St. Kevin’s Open Evening takes place on Thursday 25th October at 7pm. We would like to extend an invitation to all prospective students and their parents / guardians to attend. Come and see our state of the art facilities and meet our excellent staff and students.



Sympathy is extended to the Corrigan family 0n the death of their sister Ann Mahon , Lacken, Blessington,  wife of John and mother of Jennifer, Patrick and John. Will be dearly missed by her family, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends. Ann’s funeral took place in Lacken. May she rest in peace.


Save The Date – Dunlavin’s Senior Citizen Christmas Party will be held in the Imaal Hall on Sunday, 25th November. Invites will be sent out in the coming weeks.


Workshop – An opportunity has arisen in the community to run a Sensational Kids workshop to support parents of young people with ASD. If you are the parent of a young person with ASD, you are invited to attend an initial meeting with Sensational Kids to give your views on the type of workshop you would like to see delivered in our area. Wednesday, 17th October from 4:30-5:30pm in the Imaal Hall.  Supported by CYPSC, Tusla and Kildare Youth Services.


Dunlavin & District Forum – held a Church Gate Collection at all Masses last weekend. A total of €352.10 was raised and your support was most welcomed.


Dunlavin GAA – will host a Halloween Party in Rathsallagh Golf Club on Sunday, 28th October. Tickets €10 or €15 on the door. Prizes for Best Dressed on the night (further details to follow). Get your thinking caps on for a fun night.

They will also be holding Dunlavin GAA race night, in Burkes Bar on 9th November. It will start at 9pm and Horses will be €10 each.

Get rid of any old clothes and shoes at our clothes collection up in the clubhouse.

Affordable Live-in Homecare – provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Tom today on 087 9916791. Our website is www.alhomecare.ie


Diary Dates

Some dates for our diaries!!

November 2nd at 8pm in

Imaal hall 1st,2nd and 3rd year disco.

November 16th presentation night in Donard Hall at 7 pm.

November 18th AGM in Dunlavin club house at 7pm.



Community Games

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


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.


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.”



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.



Dunlavin CommunityFirstResponders– are looking to recruit new members to join our team of Responders. You don’t need to have any first aid skills as full training will be given. All we require is that you be 18+, have your own transport, be available to attend monthly training sessions and commit some time to a rota. Initial training will take place on Saturday 20th October. Please contact John on 0861937677 for further information.


The Irish Heart Foundation – held a Church gate collection at all Masses last weekend. A total of €311.62 was raised and your support was most appreciated.


Dunlavin Flower & Garden Club – Will host a demonstration “With Christmas in Mind” on Wednesday November 14th  at 8pm in the Jonathan Swift School Hall. All Welcome. Paula from Flower Box will be the demonstrator on the night.

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. 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



Music Lessons

Music lessons are back in the Donard National school every week 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

Rumour has it really nice dinner menu on Friday and Saturday night, try it for yourself.

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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