Dunlavin notes week February 15th


So sad to learn of the sudden death of Sean Fay. Sean was born in Dunlavin where the family had a Public House next door to Hanna O’Briens beside the Market House. His father John played football for Dunlavin and also for Wicklow in the fifties.

When Sean was just a young lad  the family moved to Puckane, in Co Tipperary.  He later emigrated to America where he worked for many years with his horse and carriage in Central Park NY. However his heart was in Ireland and would get home maybe a couple of times a year. He loved Dunlavin and we were to meet there when restrictions lifted.  Sean was a lifelong Republican and supported Cllr. John Snell Cllr Oliver O’Brien and myself with the upheaval within the party a few years ago. He was a personnel friend of Shane McGowan of The Pogues , Shanes family came from Puckane .      

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam


The death has occurred of Michael (Mike) O’Reilly

Ballineddin, Glen-of- Imaal, Wicklow

Michael (Mike) O’Reilly

Michael (Mike) O’Reilly – Birmingham, England and late of Ballineddin, Glen Imaal, Co. Wicklow – February 7th at his residence after a long illness; Husband of the late Chrissie (née Dunlea); Beloved husband of Bridget and much-loved father of Mary and Martin, daughter in law Joann, grandchildren Sean, Danny, Rowan, Niamh & Eilish and great grandchildren Clara and Jaxon; Dearly loved brother of Mary, Pat, Sean, Tony, Margaret, Rose & Phil; Sadly missed by his sisters in law, brothers in law, step sons Richard, Jason and Michael, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

May Michael Rest in Peace

Credit Union

In light of further restrictions Baltinglass Credit Union would like to ensure that they have an essential service and will continue to be open and be there for our Members.

With the number of positive cases increasing, we are urging our Members to sanitise on entry to our buildings, wear a face mask and not to delay at the counter if at all possible.

We are continuing to open new accounts & take loan applications at the counter as normal. 

If you are isolating or don’t feel comfortable calling in, you can access you Credit Union account online 24/7 by ‘Registering’ for a Pin Number.  You can also complete a Full Loan Application & Drawdown in the comfort of your own home.

For details please do give us a call on 059 64 81071.

We hope everyone is keeping safe and to not be afraid to get in touch.

Soccer Winners

Last Weeks winner was  Henry Roache  Seller  Mag Lynott .   Cards on sale every week. Thanks to all who support this fundraiser.

ALONE – manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who may have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8.00am – 8.00pm, by calling 0818 222 024

Credit Union

Baltinglass Credit Union supports local and hopes the locals support them.

During a crisis or a pandemic, it is so important to acknowledge the businesses that could stay open and did support their local communities and we hope our members seen that here at Baltinglass Credit Union.

We have been ever so busy and we cannot thank you enough.  From opening a new account to borrowing that Home Improvement Loan, you are helping by supporting local.

Open 6 days a week! If you would like to get in touch please call us on 059 64 81071 or email info@baltinglasscu.

Mobile Recycling

Mobile Recycling has recommenced.  Blessington first Saturday ,outside Secondary School.(Naas Road) 10-12.

Dunlavin 2nd Saturday outside Church of Ireland 10-12.

Hollywood 3rd Saturday outside the National school 10-12.

 GAA Grounds

Dunlavin GAA grounds have now reopened the gates to allow people use the walkway around the pitch. No dogs allowed.

The bottle banks are also re-opened. If banks are full please do not leave glass on the ground, this creates a danger for others.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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