Dunlavin notes week May 31st


Summer Outdoor Art Camp

Come and explore with different art mediums in the outdoors setting and let your creativity flow. Venue The Hideaway Outdoor Playschool , Dunlavin. Suitable for children aged 5 to 10 years . Starts Monday July 26th to Friday July 30th 10 am to 1pm. Bookings contact Anna on 0861961214


Sympathy to Rita Craigie on the death of her sister Susan last week. Susan passed away in Scotland. May she rest in peace.

Community Shop.

We will not be taking donations for a few days.

Need to get organised for opening on 5th June.


Sympathy is extended to the family of Bridget Otten, formerly of Uppertown who died last week. Bridget was predeceased by her husband Dan. Bridget is mourned by her daughters Sarah and Mary , son Dan. May she rest in peace.


Congratulations to Sixth Year student, Alan Miley, on being selected for National u20 4x400m relay squad.


The death has occurred of Margaret (Gretta) Carroll (née Keating)

Knocklishen, Rathvilly, Carlow / Dunlavin, Kildare

Margaret (Gretta) Carroll

Margaret (Gretta) Carroll née Keating, Knocklishen, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow and formerly Usk, Dunlavin, Co. Kildare – 24th May 2021 peacefully at Tallaght Hospital surrounded by her loving family; Beloved wife of the late Peter and sister of the late Joe, Gerald, Kathleen and Mary; Sadly missed by her daughter Caroline, sons Sean, Declan, P.J. and Dermot, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends.

May Gretta rest in peace.

Trip to Sligo

Ger and Josie Duffy are organising a 5 night trip to the Sligo Park Hotel. Trip takes place from Sunday July 18th to Friday July 23rd. Bus trips everyday . Enquiries to Josie at 0596471681 or 0872543235.


The death has taken place of  Marianne Stephenson (née Vice), Castleruddery Park, Donard, Co. Wicklow and formerly of Renfrew, Ontario, Canada – 23rd May 2021 peacefully surrounded by her loving family at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin; Sadly missed by her loving husband Tom, daughter Hannah, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

May Marianne rest in peace.

Praying the Rosary – has returned  in St Nicholas  of Myra Church on Wednesday mornings at 10am. All are welcome!

New Book on Dunlavin 1900-1925 – Chris Lawlor has just launched his latest book A revolutionary village: Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow c.1900-1925. In addition to social history, it covers World War One, the Easter Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War. There are also lists of householders in Dunlavin in both 1901 and 1911, lists of the members of the three I.R.A. companies in which Dunlavin volunteers served during the War of Independence and lists of the Anti-Treaty I.R.A. in these companies during the Civil War. The book has 344 pages and cost €30. It is available from Chris’s house on Sparrow Road (Eircode W91 T9W0) and on the website www.chrislawlor.ie. The book is also on sale in Dermot Hughes’ shop in Dunlavin, Crafty Craic in Knockanarrigan and the Woodbine Bookshop in Kilcullen.

Gardener for St. Nicholas of Myra – To qualify for this position you must be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment for at least a year and be over 21 years of age, training will be provided. For further details contact Tom Whittle on 0879227051 or send an email to stratfordce@gmail.com

Plants for Sale – Bedding Plants & Cottage Garden plants along with some Silk Flower arrangements – Contact Pauline Allen 087-6183903. Reasonable Prices!!!!

I can fill your hanging baskets, window boxes and potted arrangements for your patio or Family Grave. Also available are small Garden Signs and Wine bottles with lights suitable for late nights on the Patio.

Book Launch – Congratulations to Florence Grace who launched her first publication. Entitled The Secret Labyrinth, a delightful children’s trip through nature. 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.

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.

Mobile Recycling has Recommenced – Dunlavin 2nd Saturday outside Church of Ireland 10-12. Blessington 1st Saturday, outside Secondary School (Naas Road) 10-12. Hollywood 3rd Saturday outside the National school 10-12.

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. If anyone would like to volunteer to drive or help with cooking please contact the mobile number.

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 and is living in the Dunlavin area, the necessary application form can be accessed by calling 086-1020303. 

Used Postage Stamps – Please keep your used postage stamps for St. Patrick’s Missions, Kiltegan who use them to fundraise. Stamps can be dropped into the Parish office any time. Thank you to all who have donated in the past.

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

Libraries have re-opened . Lots of exciting books in store, especially for children.

Great way to introduce young children to reading.


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 Alex Drouhin and Colette Walsh. Sellers Mag Lynott and Colette Walsh. 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.

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


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