Dunlavin notes week October 8th

Time Table for Harvest Festival

Everyone is  invited to attend our Dunlavin Flower – Harvest Festival.


Venues:  St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, Dunlavin & St. Nicholas Church of Ireland, Dunlavin.


12th Oct:  St Nicholas Church Of Ireland – Harvest Service at 7.30pm. Followed by tea & coffee.


12th Oct:  Judging in both Churches will take place on Friday afternoon, all arrangements need to be in place by 1.00pm on Friday, as the Churches will close to prepare for judging.


13th & 14th Oct: Both Churches will be open for visitation to view the arrangements on display.


St. Nicholas Church of Ireland – Saturday – 11.00am to 5.00pm

Sunday – 12.00 Noon to 6.00pm.


St. Nicholas of Myra – Saturday – 9.30am to 9.00pm

Sunday – 9.30am to 6.00pm.


Judging of local business’s windows or displays in premises will take place on Thursday 11th, displays should be ready by 4.00pm.


14st October:   Closing Harvest Service St Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church at 3.00pm. Followed by tea and coffee.                           


Chris Lawlor’s book ‘With Much Quiet Fervour’ will be launched during the Harvest Festival.


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.


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.







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.


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 Talk & Slide Show by Assumpta Broomfield. All you want to know about Snowdrops & Roses. On Wednesday, October 10th at 8pm in the Jonathan Swift School Hall. All Welcome.

The Active Retirement Committee – will hold their AGM in the Dunlavin Parish Centre next Thursday, Oct 11th at 8:30pm. All are welcome.


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


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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