Dunlavin notes week November 25th

Comhaltas Concert

The 62nd Annual Comhaltas concert will take place on Sunday December 1st in Donard Community Hall from 8 to 10pm. All welcome.


Te death took place last week of Patricia Murphy (nee Kirwan)  Patricia (Pat) late of Cabra, Dublin 7 and formerly of Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow, beloved wife of the late Eamonn and predeceased by her son Marc. She is mourned by sons Ray and Hugh, sister Kitty and brother Patrick, grandchildren, extended family and friends. Funeral took place in Dunlavin on Sunday November 17th 2019.

May She Rest in Peace

Culture Bus

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.

Shoebox Appeal

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 available in the parish office.

Brain Tumour Ireland – will have a table and raffle at the Christmas market, on Dec 1st in the Imaal Hall. The charity helps to raise awareness and education about brain tumours, while providing information and support. We would be very grateful if you could pass on unwanted gifts, Christmas decorations or a donation for the raffle. They can be dropped into the Parish Centre or contact Ann Heatley on 087-7643960. Thank you.

Friedreich’s Ataxia Research – now have Christmas cards on sale in the Church and the Parish centre. There is a beautiful selection and the cost is only €10 for 15 cards, with €7 from every pack going to the charity.

John Brady TD – will resume his clinic in the Dunlavin Parish Centre on the 2nd Monday of each month, from 11.30am to 12.30pm from December 9th. All are welcome to drop in.

The Culture Bus – will leave Dunlavin at 11am on Saturday, Dec 14th for the annual Christmas day out in Dublin. Leaving Dublin at 6pm.  Do as you wish, shop, meet friends or visit a gallery. Just enjoy the Christmas atmosphere.


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.


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.

Local Meeting

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 & 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 coworkingdunlavin@gmail.com or Aisling 0879627389 if you would like to view the space or have any queries

Dunlavin Friendship Club – meet 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 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.

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


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..

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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