Greetings from the community to the residents and staff of Silverstream Nursing Home, Dunlavin on doing so well in these tough times. It is very difficult not o have family and friends visit for the past two months. We keep everyone in our thoughts.
Runlavin is set to return this year but inn a different form than in other years. The annual 5k/10k fun run has transformed into a virtual event due to the pandemic. Joggers and walkers are being asked to lace up their runners and complete the event in order to pick up one of the new “ Runlavin “ medals.
The virtual Runlavin can be completed at any stage up until May 31st. Runners register on line at Pop up Races and complete the distance themselves following the public health guidelines.
Once the walk /run is completed, participants send evidence that they have completed the required distance undertaken to receive their medal.
The event is a fundraiser for Dunlavin Gaa club. Entry costs €14.50, and can be booked online. To register visit popupraces.ie/race/funlavin-5-10k-fun-run-virtual
Coombe Hat Appeal
Calling all knitters!
We know it is a bit early to start talking about Christmas, but we need your help. Such was the success of our Family Christmas Tree last year, we plan to create another tree this year AND sell hats for people to place on their own trees at home in honour of all of the children who have come into our lives.
If you would like to help us raise much needed funds by knitting small baby hat Christmas Tree decorations, you can download the pattern here. https://bit.ly/3fHw2gb
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels continue to deliver meals on Wednesdays in the area. If anyone would like a hot dinner delivered to their home please telephone 0879693960.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Kathleen Cullen, Killamoat who passed away last week in Silverstream Nursing home. May Kathleen rest in peace.
Baltinglass Credit Union would like to ensure their Members that we are still there for them.
If you are experiencing difficulty meeting your loan repayments, they have a Credit Control Team waiting to take your call.
For those staying at home, they have a phone/online service operating 6 days a week.
For those who need to call in, please do, as there is a counter service available each day (Monday – Saturday) for those who wish to transact on their accounts in person.
Our Lending & New Membership Team is also available should you wish to apply for a loan or join the Credit Union for the first time. Contact 059 64 81071 / email@example.com
Strict social distancing in place, so please do adhere to these guidelines.
Change to Credit Union Opening Hours
To Reduce the spread of Covid-19 Dunlavin Credit Union will open Thursday, and Saturday – 10 am to 12noon.
Laser payments can be made by telephoning 0596481071 Monday to Saturday 10am to 1pm.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Sheila Bloomer who passed away in Dublin recently. May she rest in peace.
St. Nicholas of Myra:
ALL Masses (including morning Masses) are now suspended until at least April 19th. 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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.cancer.ie for more information.
“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 email@example.com
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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.