Dunlavin notes week September 23rd


The death took place last week of Harry Barrett, Merginstown, Dunlavin. Harry is mourned by his wife  Hazel , son  Dave and daughter  Jenny,  daughter in law Antoinette, son in law Michael, grandchildren Amy, Sophie, Aoife, Zoe and Nadia, brother John, sisters Betty and Helen and  nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends. Harry was predeceased by his sister Amy. Funeral took place in Dunlavin on September 21st 2019. May Harry rest in peace.


Irelands Biggest Coffee Morning – took place in the Parish Centre on Thursday, Sept 19th. The grand total of €1,350 was raised in aid of St. Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh and the organisers would like to say a BIG thank you for your support. A list of the prize winners is available on the Church notice board.



Sympathy is extended to  Betty Keogh on the death of her father Terry O ‘ Brien last week. Terry’s funeral took place in Rathvilly. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy is also extended to Ronan McParland and family on the death of his uncle Tom Flood, The Rocks , Grangecon. Tom’s funeral mass took place in Grangecon and burial took place in Moone. May Tom rest in peace.


The Culture Bus – will leave Dunlavin at 11am on Saturday, October 12th to travel to Glasnevin cemetery for a guided tour at 2pm. Return to Dunlavin is at 6.30pm. Please let Margaret know at 087-9693960 asap if you wish to travel as she needs to know the numbers. Thank you.


Dunlavin Friendship Club – will return to the Dunlavin Parish Centre from this Friday, 20th September from 3pm–5pm. New members are most welcome.


Register of Electors – If you will be 18 before the 15th February, 2019 or you have moved into the area or maybe never registered and would like to register now – Please contact Pauline at 087-6183903 for Donard, Donaghmore and Stratford Polling Stations or Margaret at 087-9693960 for the Dunlavin Polling Station.


The Irish Cancer Society – is looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in all public hospitals nationwide. Volunteers will need their own car but all expenses are paid. If you have 2 free days a month (Monday – Friday) and an active email address we would love to hear from you. Please call Laura on 01 2310 594, email transport@irishcancer.ie or go to www.cancer.ie for more information.


Green View Bar and Restaurant

Green View Bar and Restaurant is now open at Rathsallagh Golf Club. Opening Hours – Wednesday ad Thursday 12 noon to 8pm, Friday -Saturday 9am -9pm, Sunday 9am-7pm.  Sunday Lunch served 12 .30 to 4pm. Parties for all occasions will be catered for.


The Folk Group is starting back after the summer and looking for new members. They sing at 12 noon mass on the 2nd Sunday and 10am mass on the 4th Sunday of the month. There will be a singing workshop on Sat, 14th Sept to start the new term. Contact Suzanne on 087 2977794 for more information.


A Book Club is starting in Kilcullen Parish Centre on 20th September, running every 3rd Friday of the month. The evening book club will be held at 7.30pm for ages 20-39 and the morning book club will be held at 11am for an open age group. The aim of both is to explore the inner life through books. Contact Suzanne on 087 297 7794 or Niamh on 086 175 8458. #BookRAU


Youcat & Catechism Courses – Want to explore the Catholic faith with others? An information evening will be held with tea & coffee on Monday, 16th September at 7.30pm in the Dunlavin Parish Centre to explain 2 courses being run in Dunlavin and Kilcullen weekly on Monday evenings. Come and have a chat. Contact Suzanne on 087 297 7794 or Niamh on 086 175 8458.



Sponsored Climb up Lugnaquilla

A sponsored walk in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland will take place on Sunday 22nd September 2019. It is the 9th year of the walk and hopefully people will support it again this year. For more information contact Liz Gibbons on 0879670240.



Creative Drama Group – 6 – 10 years old – Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow.

Creative drama encourages children to be & express themselves; develop their confidence; use their imagination; learn how to collaborate and create with others; make friends and have lots of fun.

Activities include:

Fun drama games & exercises.

Improvisation & storytelling.

Creating characters.


Prop & puppet making.

Drawing, Painting and other making activities.

Join me for a fun free taster session on Thursday 19th Sep 2019 from 4.30 – 6.00 pm in Imaal Hall. To register text/call Carol on 086 3553026 with your child’s name and age.

Course Details:

Dates & Times: Thursdays 4.30 – 6.00 pm starting 3rd Oct 2019 for 8 weeks (NB no class on 31st October).

Location: Imaal Hall, Co. Wicklow.

Age: 6 – 10 years old.

Cost: 120 euro. Sibling discount available (100 euro per child if siblings).

If you would like your child to attend the course but they cannot make the taster, you can book their place by texting/ emailing Carol on 086 3553026 or at carolwalshcreativity@gmail.com.





Saturday 21st September

9.00am to 5pm

Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh,      Co Wicklow



Set Dancing Classes

Set Dancing Classes will take place in Donard Hall on September 9th at 8.30p.


Music Classes will recommence on Thursday September 12th at 8pm in Donard National School.

New members welcome to come along


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




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.


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

Dublin Products 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.



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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