Dunlavin notes week June 24th



Among the charities to benefit during the Arts festival was Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) Ireland. The held  a bric a brac sale in the hall on Sunday. They raised 539 euro.  FARA Ireland would like to thank everyone who donated items for sale,  bought goods on the day and supported the raffle. 1st prize household hamper was won my Mary Deegan, Grangebeg, 2nd prize water colour picture of a farmhouse went Marie Conran,  Milltown. 3rd prize child book and teddy Elizabeth Carley. The money goes directly to research.


Maureen Dennis Memorial Set Dance

Thanks to all who supported last weeks set dance ceili in the Imall Hall in aid of St Bridgids Hospice on the Curragh. A total of € 1880 was raised. Well done to the organisers.


St. Nicholas Blessed Well Pilgrimage – Please meet at the green at 6.30pm this Saturday June 29th to walk to the Blessed Well. Mass will also be celebrated on Sunday, June 30th at 6.30pm at the Blessed Well. Everyone is welcome – please join us.


A Blood Clinic – will take place in St. Kevin’s Community College, Dunlavin on Thursday, June 27th from 5.00pm – 8.30pm. Please support where possible.


Garden Open – Strawberries & Cream & Afternoon Tea – will take place at Ruth Fishers home, Tober Road, Dunlavin on Sunday, June 30th from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Plants & Cakes will be on sale – Admission €5.00 Proceeds in aid of St. Nicholas’ Church of Ireland, Dunlavin. All are welcome.


West Wicklow Cancer Support – Drop in Meeting: An evening of Craft & Creativity followed by Meditation and some light refreshments. Thursday, June 27th @ 7.30pm, Coimin Centre, Main Street Blessington. No charge. All welcome and free to bring a friend. Contact 087 4346004 or westwicklow15@gmail.co



Sympathy is extended to Betty McEvoy (former secretary St. Kevin,s) on the death of her mother Marie Brady, Glashina, Blessington. Marie’s funeral took place in Blessington. May she rest in peace.


Course in Leadership Skills


KWETB Community Education Course in Leadership Skills

We are hoping to run this course in West Wicklow area this autumn:

Are you a currently a Leader in a Community Group or hoping to become one?

Would you like Practical Support with:

Developing Leadership Skills to help sustain your community group

Managing difficulties within a group

How to Motivate & Inspire others


Are you interested in attending an introductory course in Community Group Leadership in West Wicklow in Autumn 2019 with an experienced facilitator – there will be no cost involved for participants

Duration 2hrs * 4 weeks  (location, day & time To Be Confirmed depending on interest)


Please reply by email to Fiona Tuite to express your interest by Friday 5 July 2019, give your name, telephone number & email address


Preference given to volunteers


0404 64050   Mobile: 086 04 99 149


Email: fionatuite@kwetb.ie





Outreach Service

“There is a new domestic violence outreach service in West Wicklow provided by Saoirse Women’s refuge in Tallaght. We can offer confidential appointments providing support to women suffering from domestic violence in the community, including Court Accompaniment. The drop in clinics areas follows: Every Monday 9:30am-11:30am Blessington Library, Every Wednesday afternoon 2:30pm-4:30pm Seomra Imaal Hall Dunlavin and Every Friday 9:30-11:30am The equestrian/The Lawlor centre Baltinglass. Call 085-2710378 for an Appointment.”



Dunlavin and District Forum are delighted to partner with Dunlavin Friendship Club in availing of a scheme being rolled out by Muintir na Tire.

This scheme allows for the provision of carbon monoxide alarms in houses that don’t already have them. Alarms will be provided and installed free of charge with a maximum of two per household.

This Muintir na Tire programme is aimed at persons who do not have existing alarms and do not have the resources to install alarms themselves. We would particularly invite those over 65 to avail of the scheme.

If you would like to avail of the scheme please contact Aisling on 0879627389 or Antoinette on 0876793588.



Knockadoon Music and Liturgy Course – is now open for booking! A place for choirs and young people to experience a week of music, friendship and community from the 11th to the 17th of August! More info available on our Facebook, Instragram & Twitter @KnockadoonML or our websitewww.knockadoonml.com



Healing Mandala – Always wanted to try your hand at painting a healing mandala? Now is your chance. Pranic healer Bernie Sheridan is hosting classes in An Lár Market Sq, Dunlavin on Thursdays at 11am. Price is €10 and materials will be supplied. The only skill required is the ability to have fun! She will also hold healing sessions in the afternoon at €30 a session. For further details please contact Florence at 087-1205497.


Credit Union

Are you a member of Baltinglass Credit Union?  If so, have you got access to your account online? You can view and transact on your account 24 hours a days, 7 days a week by registering for a Pin Number.  Once you Register and all the details are correct, you will receive your Unique Pin Number in the post within 3 working days! It’s that simple.  Register @ www.baltinglasscu.ie.


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.



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



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



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.



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



Important Notice – for everyone using Dunlavin GAA grounds. A Life Saving Defibrillator has now been erected outside dressing room no 1.

Defibrillators can also be located in the following locations throughout the town:

Outside Centra

Scoil Niocláis Naofa

St. Kevin’s Community College

Dunlavin Health Centre

Dunlavin Bacon Factory

Dunlavin First Responders

Dunlavin GAA

Please treat the machines with respect


Sunflower Day – collected a total of €950 in aid of St. Brigid’s Hospice. Many thanks to all who supported, it was very much appreciated.


The Leinster Loop Charity Cycle – will take place on Sunday, June 30th. The cyclists will pass through Dunlavin, from Tynte Park through the town towards Colbinstown between approx 12 noon and 3.00pm. Please be extra aware of safety when travelling to and from 12 noon Mass. And indeed it may give our parishioners an opportunity to provide encouragement and support to the cyclists on route.


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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