Dunlavin notes week March 9th

Flower & Garden Club

Dunlavin Flower & Garden Club will host “ A year in Patthana Garden” a slide show and talk by T.J. Maher on Wednesday March 11th at 8pm in the Jonathan Swift hall at 8pm.All are welcome.

Lenten Project  Soup Lunch

This will take place in Donard Community Hall on March 15th from 11am to 2pm. It is being hosted by Donoughmore/Donard parish in aid of Focus Ireland. Donation Box in the hall.

Gaelic 4 Girls

Want to try Ladies football? Then Gaelic 4 Girls is for you. It is fun, friends and football , just for girls. Dunlavin GAA grounds Tuesdays at 6.30pm commencing March 3rd 2020.Girls between 8-12 welcome. Contact 087 4190159 for more details.

Poker Drive

A poker Classic will take place in Burkes Bar on Friday March 13th at 9pm. Entry Fee €20 . All proceeds to the Orr family Fundraiser.

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.

Arts Festival

Festival 2020 takes place from June 19th to June 21st. A meeting to organise events for the weekend will take place on Saturday March 14th  at 11.30 am in the Imaal Hall. Anyone wishing to get involved is invited to attend.

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.

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.

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.


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


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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