Dunlavin notes week October 4th

Culture Bus

Culture Bus will leave Dunlavin on Saturday  November 6th at 10.30am to visit Dublin. Meet friends, visit a gallery, museum, go to a film, shop till you drop. Will  depart at 6pm for home. Telephone 0879693960 if interested


Sympathy is extended to Mary Walsh, (Oldcout) on the death of her husband  Gay Gordon.

Gay is sadly missed by his loving wife Mary, daughter Kate, sons Conor and Colm, parents Jody and Rose, siblings Ray, Caroline, Yvonne, Joseph and Julie, brothers in law, sisters in law, mother in law Maisie Walsh, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.Gay’s funeral took place in Coolreagh, Coill Dubh. May Gay rest in peace.  

Naas Races

A bus will leave Dunlavin on October 17th to travel to Naas Races. Telephone 0879693960 to book a space.

Flower Arranging Classes

Classes commencing on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings 10.30 – 12.30 for 5 weeks at The Bandhall, Ballymore Eustace with international award winning florist Christine Hughes. Limited spaces, contact Christine on 0876864620 to enquire.

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 –



Thanks to all who supported last weeks fundraisers for St Bridgets Hospice which raised €1510 in Dunlavin and €860 in Donard.

Raffle winners were John Bell, Jackie Thompson, Teresa Kearns, Vincent O’ Brien, Samantha Downes, Cara Wright, Garreth Conroy, Carmel Murphy, Eileen Byrne, Adrienne Muldowney, Josephene Sinnott, Sinead Corrigan, Margaret Lynott. Well done to all involved.

Credit Union Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the following winners,

€5,000 – Kevin Kelly, Irongrange, Baltinglass €3,000 – Olive Cooke, Tinahely €3,000 – Roisin Flynn, Baltinglass €2,000 – Mary Dalton, Baltinglass €1,000 – Lisa Kelly, Tuckmill, Baltinglass €1,000 – Michael & Margaret McNamara, Castledermot €1,000 – Johnny Fleming, Grangecon €500 – Bridget Wall & Kathleen Connors, Hacketstown €300 – Catherine Moran, Baltinglass.

A Massive Thank you – to Margaret Conlon, our Church cleaner, who is leaving us this coming week after 17 years of service. We’re sure you’ll all agree, Margaret has always kept our Church in pristine condition and will be a sorely missed member of the parish team! 

Pilgrimage to Knock

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

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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The death took place last week of Phyllis Ward, Brewel Hill, USK, Colbinstown, Co Kildare, September 20, 2021, peacefully at Tallaght Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Jimmy. Devoted mother of Thomas and Stephen she will be sadly missed by her loving sons, daughter-in-law Anne Marie, grandchildren Sophie and James, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours. Funeral took place in Crookstown on Thursday September 23rd. 2021.

May Phyllis rest in peace.

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.


The death took place of Kevin O’Donohoe, Lugnagrough, Hollywood, Co. Wicklow, 18th September, 2021. Loving husband of Ciara, and devoted father of Caoimhe and Bláthnaid. Will be dearly missed by his family, parents Tom and Bernie, brother Thomas, sisters Liz and Amanda, sister in law, brothers in law, nieces and nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends. Kevin’s funeral took place in Hollywood. May he 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  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.

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

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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