Dunlavin notes week December 2nd

Christmas Lights Switch On

The annual Christmas Lights Switch on will take place on Saturday December 7th at 6pm. Join the children’s choir for carol singing , this will be followed by some mince pies and mulled wine.

Magic Reindeer Food

This is available from Scoil Nicholas Naofa, the Parish Office and local shops at €1 a bag. All proceeds go to Solas Autism Unit.

St Vincent de Paul

The annual church collection will take place this weekend &th and 8th. All funds collected will remain in the area.

Supporting Friends of Calcutta

A clothes collection will take place on Thursday 12th at 12 noon. All items of wearable clothing and footwear are most welcome. Items can be dropped into parish centre before the 12th.All enquiries to Michael on 0879073074.


Te death took place last week of Mary Nolan formerly of Fryanstown. Mary is mourned by her family Theresa, Mick, Liam, Rosie, Pauline , Cathy, Tony, Olivia and Eugene. May Mary 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.

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.

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

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.”

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


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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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