Dunlavin notes week August 5th



Sympathy is extended to the Foley family on the death of their mother Bridget. She was predeceased by her husband Paddy and son Brian and loving mother of Adriene, Sharon, Aileen, Pat, Tom, Kevin, Declan, David, Derreck, Aidan and Ailus. Sadly missed by her sisters and brothers, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, cherished by her grandchildren, neighbours and friends. Funeral took place in Dunlavin on Saturday July 27th. May Bridget rest in peace.



Dunlavin GAA Club – Your club, is preparing to present a Permanent Local Gaa Memorabilia display in the Reception area of our Club House. This will consist of Old Medals, Cups, Jerseys, Documents and other interesting items. We request that if you have any suitable items, your Club would be grateful for these to be donated for permanent display. Please contract Jimmy Whittle – Club Curator on 087 2730238 or email jwhittle@whittlesourcing.ie. Thank you.


Volunteers – St Vincent De Paul urgently need volunteers in the areas of Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare to work in assistance with individuals and families for just once a week. This will be for about 3 hours, day or night, (whatever suits you best).  Full training and support provided, for more information Tel: 018198405 or






Sympathy is extended to the Archbold family on the death of Christy.

He was predeceased by his son Tommy and daughter Christine. Sadly missed by his beloved wife Pat, sons Kevin, Paddy, John, Gary and Alan, daughters Mary and Eileen, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, Grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends.

Christy.s funeral took place in Dunlavin on Monday August 5th, 2019, may he rest in peace.


Opening Soon

Kildare Steiner Secondary School: Something new and different in Secondary Education!

We are delighted to announce the commencement of first year of Kildare Steiner Secondary School on the grounds of Kildare Steiner School on September the 3rd 2019 led by a very experienced Steiner teacher Nikki Ellis who previously worked in Acorn Steiner School in England.

In June we hosted our first “Experience Day”, led by Nikki Ellis. The children taking part were from our existing school and mainstream schools. We plan to hold more such days in the future to enable students not familiar with our ethos to see how subjects can come to life!

We are continuing to actively enrol for September….so please spread the word and contact us on kildaresteinersecondaryschool@gmail.com


Volunteers – St Vincent De Paul urgently need volunteers in the areas of Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare to work in assistance with individuals and families for just once a week. This will be for about 3 hours, day or night, (whatever suits you best).  Full training and support provided, for more information Tel: 018198405 or



 International Silliot Hill Bike Scheme

KCC are now working with Rotary International and the Prison Services to take old bikes, repair them and send them to Gambia so that school kids that have a journey of five km or more can get to school more easily.

We are looking for repairable bikes to be brought to Silliot Hill, Kilcullen,  where we have a designated container


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



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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