Dunlavin notes week January 28th

CCE Donard

CCE Donard will hold their annual fundraising Ceili  on Friday February 8th at 9pm. Music by Syl and Liz. All proceeds will go to the Patient Comfort fund in Baltinglass Hospital. Gifts for the raffle would be welcome.


Dunlavin Flower & Garden Club – will host a demonstration “The Joy of Spring” by Margaret Murphy & Elizabeth Conlon on Wednesday, February 13th in the Jonathan Swift School Hall at 8:00pm. All are welcome!


A Positive Parenting Programme – will take place in Seomra (Imaal Hall), commencing on Wednesday, February 27th from 7pm – 8:30pm. This programme is a practical and positive course for parents of children aged 5-12 years and will run for 6 weeks. Further details are available on the Church notice board.


West Wicklow Cancer Support – Drop-in meeting is on Thursday, 31st Januaryat 7.30pm in the Coimin Centre, Blessington. The theme of the evening, which will be presented by the group – An evening of meditation, relaxation and reflection. All are welcome and please feel free to bring a friend.


Medjugorje – a week-long Parish trip to Medjugorje will take place on June 6th. For further details please contact Margaret on 086-2477681 or Bernadette on 087-9769771. A €50 deposit will be required to secure your place.


Credit Union

January blues hit you yet?  Start the year right by joining Baltinglass Credit Union.  Being a Member of a Credit Union has so many additional benefits.  For details on how to join, check out www.baltinglasscu.ie or call 059 64 81071.


Dunlavin Festival of Arts

The 2019 Festival of Arts will take place on June 21st, 22nd and 23rd inclusive. For any details contact 0879693960. Next meeting on Saturday February 16th at 12noon in Rathsallagh Golf Club. The committee would welcome new volunteers with new ideas.


Save The Date!!  – Dunlavin GAA’s Dinner Dance will be held on the 2nd Feb at Rathsallagh Golf Club with music from No Limits. Tickets cost €30 and are available from Ed’s fruit and veg, players and committee members.

They are also continuing their clothes collection up in the clubhouse, so please drop up your unwanted items.


The Youcat Study Group – will return this Monday, January 14th after the Christmas break. Tojoin please call Suzanne on 0872 977794.


Scoil Niocláis Naofa – Applications are now being accepted for enrolment to our Junior Infants class for this coming September. Applications can be made online via our school website www.snndunlavin.com but a full enrolment form will need to be completed and these forms are available from the office. Any parents wishing to visit the school or who may have enquiries are more than welcome to drop in at any stage in the coming weeks and no appointment is required.


Visit your Credit Union

Baltinglass Credit Union

Are you thinking of purchasing a new car in 2019, then own it from the start with a Credit Union Car Loan. Extra payments are encouraged, no fees, no charges for early repayment & no balloon payment at the end. Call us for a quote on 059 64 81071, view our Loan Calculator on www.baltinglasscu.ie or drop in to any of our 6 offices.


“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.



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


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


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

Parties/ weddings catered for. Telephone 045 403316. Special Membership offer now. Good deals on membership at the moment. Now serving breakfast and Sunday Lunch.


Career Opportunities

Positions are available at Grangebeg Camphill for Social Care workers and Social Care Assistants.


We are looking for dynamic, flexible people to join our team, who are committed to a person-centred approach to working with adults with intellectual disabilities, to work in both our residential and day facilities.


  • Social Care Workers, full time and part time (€14.42/hr), Social care Degree Level 7 and over one years’ experience of working with people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Social Care Assistants (€13.00/hr), minimum qualification of QQI Level 5 and two years’ experience of working with people with intellectual disabilities.


  • Applications by email or post by Monday 10 February 5pm.


Grangebeg Camphill is a small rural community that has a strong family atmosphere. We provide a home to ten residents. Merged with a day services and transitional training opportunities within the context of our farm, garden and every day community life.


We are a HIQA monitored social care community where our residents and day attendees are supported to live high quality lives by staff and volunteers. We are a community in transition, integrating employed Social Care staff with short-term life sharing volunteers all committed to the values and ethos of Camphill. We are also integrating with our local community as neighbours, friends and colleagues.


If you have any queries, do contact Andrea or Aine on 045 406050.


CCOI is an equal opportunities employer.


Grangebeg Camphill Community, Park Lane, Dunlavin, Co Kildare, Tel: 045 406050. website: www.camphill.ie; email: grangebeg@camphill.ie.


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.


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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