Dunlavin notes week May 10th

Book Launch

Congratulations to Florence Grace who launched her first publication last week. Entitled The Secret Labyrinth , a delightful children’s trip through history. Lovely illustrations by Gina Carroll. Book retails at €10 with all proceeds going to Solas, Scoil Nioclais Naofa Dunlavin. Copies available from the school or from Florence.

Rathsallagh House Takeout Sunday Lunch

Why not treat yourself to a takeout Sunday Lunch from Rathsallagh House. Orders taken before 4 pm on Friday evening for collection on Sunday afternoon. Menu on request 045403112 or on the Rathsallagh Facebook page.

Dunlavin AFC

We are delighted to announce that Dunlavin AFC will be hosting their annual Summer Camp on Mon-Thurs July 12th-15th 2021 in partnership with Teaching Tekkers. The camp is open to both boys and girls aged 5-14 of all skill levels.

The camp will be run by UEFA qualified coaches with focus on having fun while developing as players.

The cost is €70 per player which includes a training ball. There will be a €10 discount per extra sibling..

Pick up a copy

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Chris Lawlor’s latest book “A Revolutionary Village” Dunlavin , Co. Wicklow c.1900 -1925. Promises to be a great read. Can be purchased in Londis or directly from Chris. €30 per copy.

Free Computer Course

Are you interested in a free online computer course?

I am taking bookings/enquiries for online courses on behalf of Irish Rural Link.

Perfect for beginners and someone looking to get started online.

The course is funded by Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications 😊

Topics include Using your Device, Zoom, Setting up an email address, Safety Online, Using Apps and online banking. Details contact Niamh,0862515400, or NiamhDee@gmail.com.

Library Service

The pandemic restrictions have not prevented the Wicklow County Council library service from seeking safe ways of continuing to serve the community, especially families concerned about their children’s reading progress.

They are making two proven online supports available to parents who want to help their child improve their reading, writing, spelling and comprehension. These supports are TTRS or Touch, Type, Read and Spell and  Lexia. TTRS is a multi-sensory typing programme that teaches typing, reading and spelling. Lexia is a reading programme that creates a blended learning programme personalised to individual student requirements

Both programmes are recommended by educational psychologists as valued resources for children who may be struggling with literacy.

These resources are available through County Wicklow schools at no cost and also accessible directly from the library to children who have not been given access through school.  Please email mbirchal@wicklowcoco.ie  for further information


Scoil Nioclais Naofa are now accepting enrolments for Junior Infants for 2021/2022 . Closing date  for  applications is  January 31st 2021. Applications can be made online on the website or by form which is available from school office.

Soccer Winners

Recent winners were   Padraig O’ Toole  and Sean Tinkler Seller Mag Lynott and Cathal Tinkler..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.

 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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