Dunlavin notes week October 25th

A NEW PARISH WEBSITE – has been launched! It can be found at www.dunlavinparish.com.

The site has general information ie: Mass times, Newsletters, Safeguarding, Parish life, Todays Gospel etc. For your convenience, there is also a donation link for your weekly/monthly envelope contributions.

IMPORTANT: If your household is registered at St Nicholas of Myra, please reference your Envelope Number in the donation Notes Section to ensure your donation is allocated to our records.

The Parish team would like to express their gratitude and thanks to Suzanne Cummins for all her hard work on this project.

All Souls Envelopes – are now available in a basket at the back of the Church. Please return them with names enclosed, to Fr. Douglas before All Souls Day on November 2nd. Thank you.


The death has taken place of  Phyllis Colton,(nee Gill), Toberbeg, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow, October 17th, 2021. Peacefully surrounded by her loving family, in the exceptional care of the staff at Dunlavin Nursing Home. Beloved wife of the late Derek. Deeply regretted by her loving sons Ian and Trevor, daughters in law Trudi and Hilary and her beloved grandchildren, Justine, Ellen, Mark, Robert, Adam, Simon and Matthew, and great-grandchildren Leo and Poppy, sister Olive, brother Billy, sisters in law, godchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family. Phyllis’s funeral took place in Dunlavin on Wednesday October 20th 2021. May she rest in peace.

Dunlavin’s Christmas Fair – will take place on Sunday, Nov 28th from 11am-4pm.


The death has occurred of John O’Neill, Mill House, Kilgowan, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare, formerly of Ballynacally and Labasheeda, Co. Clare, at Naas General Hospital. Deeply regretted by his sister Mariam O’Donovan, Killaloe, nephew Denis, nieces Joy Bree and Lynn O’Neill, grandnephew Ryan, grandnieces Sarah and Ceara, wonderful neighbours and friends.

John’s funeral took place in Gormanstown on Wednesday October 20th 2021. May he rest in peace.

Soccer First Score Cards

The recent winners were Michael Phelan, John Cunningham, Vera O Hara and Mary Lynott. Thanks to all who support every week.

Pilgrimage to Knock – A two night pilgrimage to knock will take place on October 27th and 28th. Cost is €280 per person for full board. Further details from Ger or Josie Duffy 087-2543235 or 059-6471681.

Folk Group is coming back! – New and old members are welcome!  Folk group will be at 12 noon mass on Sunday, 24th October. After that Folk group will be at 12 noon mass every 2nd Sunday and 10am mass every 4th Sunday of the month.

Practice is 30 minutes before mass, and 30 minutes after mass.

Enquiries to Suzanne after mass or on mobile: 0872977794

Adoration – of the Blessèd Sacrament takes place in St Nicholas of Myra Church, Dunlavin, on Thursday evenings from 9pm-10pm.  All are welcome!

Free Valuation – Sandra Kiuchi from GS Properties is kindly offering a FREE valuation service and advice for senior citizens for Local Property Tax Revaluation. Please call 045-916000 for an appointment.

Flower Arranging Classes – will commence on Tuesday, 16th November from 1.30-3.30 for 5 weeks at The Bandhall, Ballymore Eustace with international award winning florist Christine Hughes. Limited spaces! To book or make enquiries please contact Christine on 087-6864620.


The death took place of Mick Keogh, Leitrim, Glen of Imaal, Co. Wicklow.

Deeply regretted by his siblings  Oliver,  Ettie and Nance and extended family.

The funeral took place in  Davidstown with

Burial afterwards in Leitrim Cemetery.

May Mick rest in peace.

Russbourough Art Workshops

A new term is starting!! Art Workshops with Me and The Moon Starting this Saturday! Try it out for €12

TODDLERS (18m+): 9.15–10.15am

JUNIORS (5–7yrs): 10.45–11.45am

SENIORS (8–12yrs): 12.15–13.15pm

Booking and more info –


St Kevin’s Community College

Details of our admissions process are now available on our new College Website. Unfortunately we aren’t in a position to hold an open night this year click below for full details


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Kildare and Wicklow ETB EAST COAST FM Dunlavin & District Forum Dunlavin Community Diary

Rathsallagh Golf Club

Food being served in the golf club Thursday , Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Mini breakfast Sunday Morning for €10

 Booking at 045 403316. Open to non members.Check out the menu on their website.

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  and College 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

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!

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

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.

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

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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