Dunlavin notes week March 30th


Sympathy is extended to the Rouse family on the death of Paddy from Colbinstown, Dunlavin.  Paddy, who died  peacefully at Keith Shan unit St James’ Hospital on March 26th. will be very sadly missed by his wife Josie, his sons and daughters  Trish (Whittle), Liz (Gibbons), Sean, David, Rosemary, Rachel and Helen, sister Bridie (Tutty) . Paddy will be sadly missed by his loving family, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, partners and grandchildren,  relatives and friends

A private family funeral will took place, due to the government advice regarding public gatherings.

The family would like to thank our friends and neighbours for their support at this time. A memorial to celebrate Paddy’s life will be held at a later date. May Paddy rest in peace.

Change to Credit Union Opening Hours

To Reduce the spread of Covid-19 Dunlavin Credit Union will open Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 10 am to 1pm .

Laser payments can be made by telephoning 0596481071 Monday to Saturday 10am to 1pm.

St. Nicholas of Myra:

 ALL Masses (including morning Masses) are now suspended until at least April 19th. This includes ALL Easter Masses. The Parish Centre also remains closed but if you would like to get in contact please call 045 401871 as messages will be checked regularly. Please share and let family & friends know. Thank you.

Balltinglass Credit Union

Baltinglass Credit Union (BCU) are trying to bust those myths going around! Did you know you can join the Credit Union & apply for a loan all on the same day?

Now you can! Before you might have heard that you need to be saving 12 weeks before applying or you can only borrow 3 times the amount in your savings.

Not the case, your loan is assessed on your ability to repay! So come join Baltinglass CU and see the many benefits of becoming a part of our community.

Check out our website on baltingasscu.ie or call us on 059 64 81071.  T&C’s & Normal lending criteria apply.

(To join BCU you need to work or live within our Common Bond area)


Dunlavin and District Forum are delighted to let you know that we now have our recycling bins installed – glass (brown, green and white) and cans (both food and drink). A sincere thank you must go to Dunlavin GAA Club for providing the site. The onus is on us all now to ensure these bins are used in the manner intended and for no other purpose. We hope that this will be a welcome resource for our community and help us all to recycle that little bit more.

Thank you also to Joanne and Tom in Wicklow County Council for their help and cooperation. Please use but do not abuse.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

 If anyone is interested in a Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes for

5 nights, staying in the hotel La Solitude, on September 24th please contact

the Parish Centre on 045-401871.

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.


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

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.”

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.

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