Dunlavin notes week February 18th

Quiz Results

Baltinglass Credit Union recently held their Annual Credit Union School Quiz & what a turn out it was!  136 Students battled it out for 2 hours in a thrilling search to crown ‘The power of 4’ Credit Union School Quiz champions.  The winning team in the U-11 age group was Scoil Diarmada, Castledermot while Scoil Nioclais Naofa, Dunlavin and Scoil Naomh Iosaf, Baltinglass received runner-up prizes. In the U-13 age group, Scoil Diarmada received 1st place, while Scoil Naomh Iosaf & Tinahely N.S. received runner-up. A huge congratulations to all teams.


Culture Bus

The culture bus will leave Dunlavin at 11am on Saturday February 23rd 2019 to travel to Dublin. Some tickets are still available for The Cripple of Inishmann  in the Gaiety Theatre. This is an opportunity to visit many of the wonderful sites and exhibitions in Dublin without the hassle of finding parking. Telephone 0879693960


Credit Union

Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to start saving more?  Why not open up a Credit Union account and do just that! There are multiple ways of lodging money to your account – over the phone using your Visa Debit Card, by visiting any of our 6 offices or by bank transfer via your online bank account. New Members can now open an account on our website by visiting www.baltinglasscu.ie.


Table Quiz

Donard Glen Camogie Club are holding a table quiz on Friday 22th February in Toomey’s Donard @ 9:30pm. Table of 4 €40



This year, 2019, is to be another West Wicklow Historical Society Journal year, and we hope to publish issue 10 sometime in the autumn DV. As you may already know, our journal also accepts articles regarding neighbouring parts of counties Kildare, Carlow and Dublin, particularly if the subject matter impinges into West Wicklow.

If you would like to contribute a paper, have students who might like to submit a suitable essay or know of anyone who would like to contribute an article, please let us know. The deadline for submissions will be around the end of June. If you would like to contribute this year, please email Chris Lawlor on lawlorcm@hotmail.com (or phone on 0879321737).


Please feel free to spread the word far and wide among any and all prospective authors. Share this post early and often!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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



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.



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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