Dunlavin notes week February 10th

Sympathy – is extended to Rachel Lynch and family on the recent passing of Rachel’s mother Peggy. Peggy passed away peacefully on January 30th with her funeral taking place in Cabinteely on February 4th.

Dunlavin Flower & Garden Club – “Grasses Wild Flowers & Fruit Trees” In conversation with Tony Harte on Wednesday, Feb 12th at 8pm in the Jonathan Swift School Hall. All are welcome!

Anam Cara South Dublin – the organisation that supports bereaved parents, are holding a Parent Support Event on Monday, 10th February at 7:20pm in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght. All are welcome.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

 If anyone is interested in a Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes for 5 nights, staying in the hotel La Solitude, on September 3 rd or 19 th please contact the Parish Centre on 045-401871. Please let us know which date is most suitable.


Donard Glen Camogie Club are currently enrolling players for the 2020 season. Our club caters for players of all ages from the very young to adult. We are currently Wicklow Senior Camogie Champions for 2019. We welcome all girls and cater for new players. Our registration day is on Saturday February 8th from 10:30am to 12:00 noon in our club rooms in St Kevin’s Community College Dunlavin. Registration fee is €30 for under age players. If you are unable to attend on the day contact the number below and a registration form can be sent to you.

Come along and give it a try it could be your sport!  Further details 0863598866

Dinner Dance

Polish up the dancing shoes for February 15th when Dunlavin GAA will hold their Dinner Dance in the Clanard Court  Hotel, Athy. Tickets €40 includes a 3 course meal and music by “Flog the Dog”Contact Siobhan on 0864415547 or any club member for tickets.

West Wicklow Historical Society

In 2020 the West Wicklow Historical Society is celebrating 40 years promoting local history.  Founded in 1980, the WWHS concentrates mainly on the four western baronies of Co. Wicklow as well as adjacent areas of Carlow and Kildare.  A full line-up of events is planned for the year.  The Spring lecture programme is as follows.

Wed. 19 Feb.   @ 8pm    Lalor Centre (near St. Joseph’s Church), Baltinglass

Conchubhar Ó Crualaoich:

Some Aspects of Surnames and Personal Names in Wicklow as found in sixteenth century Fiants.

Thurs. 19 Mar.   @ 8pm  O’Toole Memorial Hall, Rathdangan

Oliver Whelan:

Evolution from Landlords to Tenant Proprietors: the story of Hacketstown’s new English settlement over 250 years.

Wed. 29 Apr.   @ 8pm    The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely

Colum Ó Ruairc:

The Coolkenno Area Throughout the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Cent

Caretaker for Imaal Hall (Job Located Dunlavin)

To qualify for the above position you most be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment for a least a year and be over 21 years of age training will provided. For further details contact Tom Whittle on 087 9227051 or send an email to the email address provided. Email Stratfordce@gmail.com

Panic Buttons

Anyone who is over the age of 65 may apply for a Panic Button. If you are interested, or know of someone who may require one, the necessary application form can be accessed by calling 086-1020303. Also please keep an eye and check on your elderly neighbours. Thank you.


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


Enrolments are now being taken for the Junior infants class for school year in September 2020.  Forms available from the school office or online

at www.snndunlavin.com

Family Carers Ireland 

Family  Carers Ireland are seeking volunteers in Dunlavin and the surrounding area to give 1 o 2 hours a week to visit an elderly person in their own home who are experiencing loneliness and isolation. Full training will be provided. A simple gift of time can make a huge difference i a persons life. For more information contact Maggie on 086-0213749. or mlally@familycarers.ie

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.

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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