Dunlavin notes week December 17th


Visit your Credit Union

Baltinglass Credit Union

Don’t forget if you haven’t applied for your Christmas loan just yet, then it’s not too late.  Why not drop in and speak to one of our team or call us on 059 6481071



Sympathy is extended to Sylvia Wheatley on the death of her mother Georgina Vanston, Georgina was in her late nineties was from Mountrath , .

Sympathy also goes to Carmel O ‘Neill and family on the death of Carmel’s father Bill Nolan in Baltinglass. May they both rest in peace.


“Heather, hills and Hearths”

Title of new book about local history of Rathdangan. This book was over 4yrs in the making and contains a wealth of information and pictures on local area. Great read, book will be available to purchase locally. A great gift for any one interested in the history of the area.


Christmas cards for a good cause.

This year’s Christmas cards for Friedreich’s Ataxia research have just gone on sale. There are lots of new designs and hopefully there should be something to suit all tastes. They are great value at 15 Irish made cards for €8 of which €5 goes directly to the charity. They are available at all the following outlets:

Dunlavin: Centra, Whelan’s Pharmacy,  Dunlavin Health Centre and the Parish Centre

Donard: John OKeeffe & Cafe;

Baltinglass: Murphy Sherrin Vetionary,

Kilcullen: Berney’s Pharmacy,

Blessington: McGreal’s Pharmacy. The Friedreich’s Ataxia organisation (www,faraireland.ie) has supported two different research projects during 2018 to the tune of €14,000. They are hoping that with your support they may be able to co-fund a further project before the end of the year. Cards can also be got directly by emailing marykearney@gmail.com


Dunlavin Parish History Book – A new book by Chris Lawlor entitled ‘With Much Quiet Fervour’ on the history of Dunlavin Catholic Parish and St. Nicholas of Myra Church was launched at the harvest festival. The book is now on sale in the Parish office, at the back of the Church, Ed’s Fruit & Veg and Whelan’s Pharmacy. The 80 paged book costs €5.00 and would be of interest to people both within and beyond the parish. It would also make a very nice gift to send to locals who are living abroad. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the parish. Would make a great little Christmas present for a loved one.


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


Friendship Club

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


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 Folk Group –  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

Treat yourself to a Christmas Party night  in Rathsallagh Golf club or book a venue for your special occasion. Parties/ weddings catered for. Telephone 045 403316. Special Membership offer now. Great Christmas menu available.


Church Shop

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 2019 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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