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Dunlavin notes week August 23rd

Dunlavin

Rathsallagh Golf Club

Food being served in the golf club Thursday , Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Booking at 045 403316. Check out the menu on their website.

Heritage Week

To celebrate Heritage Week we had a lovely afternoon on Dunlavin Green as we took time to remember the hard work of the committee who took on the mantle of responsibility to protect and restore Dunlavin Market House in the 1970s. The members of that committee were:

Mr. Billy Moore

Mr. Paschal Deering

Mr. Larry Wright

Mr. Arthur Thomas

Mr. Seamus Grace

Mr. Pat Kennedy

Mr. George Coleborn

Mr. Frank Goodwin

We thank this committee for their hard work and foresight. Dunlavin Market House, taken into ownership by Wicklow County Council, has since been home to a library – a wonderful resource for any community to have and has seen many events inside its’ doors including council meetings, music recitals, community gatherings, a wedding and art exhibitions among others.

Thank you to all those above and their families for their hard work and dedication.

Death

The death has taken place of Christina (Dinah) Bradley née Higgins, Edward Street, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow – 19th August 2021 I peacefully in the loving care of all at Silver Stream Nursing Home, Dunlavin; beloved wife of the late William; sadly missed by her loving son Billy, daughters Paula and Diana, brother Jim, sister Gretta, son-in-law John, sister-in-law Josie, brother-in-law George, grandsons Christopher and Louis, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends. Dinah’s funeral took  place in Baltinglass, may she rest in peace.

National Heritage Week 2021

Saturday 14th of August – 22nd

Local Dúchas Folklore

In the 1930s, a large collection of folklore and local tradition was compiled by primary school students from all over Ireland. This collection included oral history, folktales and legends. The school children gathered this information from their parents, relatives and neighbours.

For Heritage Week 2021, Dunlavin Library has compiled the entire ‘Dunlavin Schools’ collection and it will be on display during Library opening hours from Saturday the 14th of August.

Gems included relate to local cures ‘Keoghs blood’, a stolen stained glass window, a stolen bell, The Market House and much much more.

It’s really worth a look; so if you’re interested in reading contributions from recognisable Dunlavin names from the 30s, do drop in and have a look.

Death

The death has occurred of Stephen Sacker

Knockandarragh, Donard, Wicklow

. Stephen was predeceased by his parents  Hugh and Alma, he is mourned by his  family  Littly, Kali, Liberty, Siobhán and Impi. Terribly missed by his sisters, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends. May Stephen rest in peace.

NEW- Affinity Plus Home Support – is a community-based service offering; Senior Care, Mother Care, Recovery Care and a unique Concierge Service. We can assist with personal care, domestic tasks, meal preparation and assistance to and from appointments. Please contact us on 045-916060 or visit our website on www.affinityplus.ie to find out more.

Baltinglass Credit Union

Opening Hours

Monday -Thursday          9.30am -4.30pm

Friday                      9.30am – 7pm (open through lunch each day)

Saturday           9.30am – 1pm

Dunlavin Opening Hours

Thursday 10am-12 noon

Saturday 10am -12 noon.

Bach to School Lending!

Baltinglass Credit Union are now actively issuing Education/Student Loans & at a low rate of 6.5% (6.71% APR).

An example of a €3,000 Education Loan over a 2 year period (104 weekly repayments of €30.78)

would cost the member €200.49 in interest, therefore, the total amount repayable would be €3200.49. Terms & Conditions & normal lending criteria apply.

To enquire about a loan, contact 059 64 81071 (Dial 2) or Email – loans@baltinglasscu.ie. We are here to help our community.

Sub Offices: Knockananna | Castledermot | Hacketstown | Tinahely | Dunlavin

Cemetery Mass

Hollywood Cemetery Mass will take place on August 27th at 7pm. Please spread the word.

Community Shop Dunlavin

Dunlavin Community Shop – is open Tue 10am-2pm, Wed & Thur 10am-4pm and Fri & Sat 11am-2pm. The shop now have a selection of Communion dresses in stock. Please drop in and show your support.

Teen Scene

After a very challenging year Teen Scene Dunlavin are looking forward to opening it’s doors again in September. They are currently looking to recruit new leaders. If this is something you might be interested in plz contact Michelle on 0868346170 or Adrienne on 0851363858. Also keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates on registration and new members. Thank you!

Trip  to Galway

Ger and Josie Duffy are organising the following trips.

 4 nights to Galway 26th -30th September .

  Enquiries to Josie at 0596471681 or 0872543235.

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

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.

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 above 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.

Library Service

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

Great way to introduce young children to reading.

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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