Congratulations to Alice Doran from Gormanstown, Kilcullen who has been named Kildare Carer of the Year and will be a finalist in the Family Carers Ireland Netwatch Carer of the Year Awards 2019, taking place on Friday 22 November in Dublin’s Westin Hotel. She was nominated for the awards by her son Sean.
Alice, who was presented with the local award, flowers and a beautiful inscribed clock at a ceremony in Athy’s Clanard Court Hotel last week, has been caring for her son Eric for many years. “I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “I never won anything in my life!”
Eric, now 45, was diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia at the age of 11, a debilitating and degenerative disorder, and he is also diabetic. Alice’s daughter Kathryn explained that it was so rare at the time that their GP had never heard of it and that there was no support network back then – no counselling or physiotherapy appointments. Best wishes to Alice in the next round on November 22nd. 2019.
West Wicklow Historical Society
celebrating 40 years in 2020
Upcoming Event – November 2019
Wed. 20 Nov. @ 8pm
The 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic – a lecture by Ida Milne.
The pandemic, often called the ‘Spanish Flu’, killed millions of people worldwide, and 23,000 in Ireland alone. Its impact on Ireland was the subject of Ida’s book, Stacking the Coffins: Influenza, War and Revolution in Ireland, 1918-19, published last year. Dr. Milne is European History lecturer at Carlow College, St. Patrick’s.
Venue: Timmins’s Bar (upstairs), Weavers’ Square, Baltinglass
Cover charge: €5 – includes tea / coffee
Credit Union AGM
The Credit Union AGM will take place in Germaine’s, Baltinglass on November 18th at 8pm in Inisfail, . All members welcome to attend. Car Raffle on the night.
West Wicklow Day Care
West Wicklow Day Care Centre will hold their annual general meeting on Thursday November 21st at 8pm in the centre in Baltinglass hospital. Support would be appreciated.
Wicklow County Council Joint Policing Committee will hold a public meeting in Germaines Hotel, Baltinglass on Thursday 21st November at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.
The focus of the public meeting will be on policing, rather than individuals and obtaining the co-operation of the public in preventing crime. You as members of the community will have the opportunity to make your views known and ask questions. Written questions can be submitted prior to the meeting.
Dunlavin Flower & Garden Club
“A Winters Tale”
A demonstration by Adrienne Thomson will take place on Wednesday November 13th 2019 at 8pm in the Jonathan Swift School Hall. All welcome, supper served.
The culture Bus will leave Dunlavin on December 12th at 5.30pm to travel to The Lyrath Hotel in Kilkenny for the Vladimir’s Viennese Christmas Gala. Telephone 0879693960 if interested.
Save the Date
Dunlavin’s Senior Citizens Party will take place in The Imaal Hall on Sunday November 24th 2019. Invites will be issued soon.
This years Remembrance Mass will take place on Tuesday November 19th.at 8pm. Please tell family and friends.
Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal – if anyone would like to fill a shoebox for children in need you can drop them into the Parish office, Scoil Nioclais Naofa or contact Shona on 087-6884879. Wallets for your €4 donation and a list of suitable items are availavle in the parish office.
Every Thursday morning we meet in An LAR to draw mandalas , paint tiles or create patterns .We use pencils ,paints ,markers ,compasses all under the guidance of Bernie Sheridan from Wexford.She supplies the materials . We chat and have fun and have coffee afterwards . Fee for the classes from 11am to 1.30pm is €10 . Drop in and try it . Contact Bernie 086 078 2563 or Florence 087 1205497
Trad Music Session
A trad music session takes place on the first Wednesday of every month in An Lar Cafe. Whether you play or just want to listen it is well worth popping in to it. Free of charge. Children friendly. Cosy fire.
Trad session every Wednesday night in Burkes Pub from 9.30pm.
Why join a meeting?
Whether you are diagnosed with mental health illness, you just simply feel you cannot cope with what life throws at you or know someone you’d like to help – our local groups are there for you.
If you feel you need support and would like help to move forward.
The group meetings are anonymous, you don’t even need to register, and no introduction is needed, just come along.
Every Wednesday Night 7.30pm
Camphill Grangebeg Dunlavin
Over 18’s only
Dunlavin Residents Association – are looking for old pics for the ‘Dunlavin Calendar 2020’. Pls contact any of the following committee members if you would like to share great memories, Jammie Travers, Paul O’Toole, Lisa Cashin, Sarah Cashin, Michelle Deering, Willie Mccann, Natasha Gleeson, Lisa Swayne or call 089-4559642. The calendars are a great keepsake and a way for us to remember the good times, they are posted as far as Australia each year and we would love to continue with this tradition. This is only possible by the community giving their pictures. All pictures are scanned and returned without delay. Thank you.
FREE Baby & Toddler Group – takes place every Tue 9.30am – 12 noon in Seomra (Imaal Hall). For more information contact Dunlavin Parents Group page on Facebook
Dunlavin’s Christmas Fair will take place on December 1st. Bookings are now being taken for stalls. Contact Linda on 087-2178843
Dunlavin & District Forum are proud to present Hive
This project was undertaken to support employment opportunities for community members, to breathe life into our village, support environmental sustainability and stimulate our local economy. This fresh new coworking facility is ideal for anyone who works alone, remote employees, business start ups or freelancers or for example. Meeting room facilities are also available for hire.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Aisling 0879627389 if you would like to view the space or have any queries
Dunlavin Friendship Club – meets in Dunlavin Parish Centre every Friday, 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 email@example.com 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.
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
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
“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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
Wed: 3-5 & 6.30-8.30
Fri: 10.30-1 & 3-5
Sat: 11-1- closed Saturdays of bank holidays