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Dunlavin notes week November 15th

Dunlavin

Christmas Cards

Support for the Christmas cards has never been more important. They are on sale in Dunlavin: Whelan’s Pharmacy and Dunlavin Health Centre; Donard – OKeeffe’s Family Store; Hollywood – Daly’s shop; Blessington – The Office Shop & McGreal’s Pharmacy; Baltinglass – Murphy Sherrin Vetionary. 

They are Irish made, 15 cards for €10. For every pack sold, €7 goes to research.  The Kearney Family Dunlavin would really appreciate your support for this fundraiser  

Tidy Towns

We are absolutely delighted with our results in the Tidy Towns competition considering we weren’t able to get out as much due to the pandemic.

Plans will be made to bring our points up next year. Plans will be made to bring our points up next year. Keep an eye on our social media pages for tidy ups next Spring.

We’d like to thank our volunteers for all their hard work over the last year and a special thank you also to our TÚS workers for their unwavering support and commitment in keeping Dunlavin looking well.

As they say, it’s onwards and upwards from here.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to Paul Darker and family on the death of his sister Siobhan following a long battle with cancer. Siobhan’s funeral took place in Blessington. May she rest in peace.

GAA AGM

Dunlavin GAA will hold their AGM in the clubhouse on Thursday November 25th at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Sympathy

Deepest sympathy to the Mooney Family, Lemonstown, on the death of their  brother Gerard, late of Mullagh, Ballymore Eustace. Thoughts and prayers are with Gerard’s entire family at this sad time.

May he Rest in Peace. Gerard’s funeral took place in Ballymore-Eustace.

Dunlavins St. Vincent De Paul – would be delighted to welcome new members to their committee. If you wish to give back to your local area and assist this wonderful charity, please contact 085-1923152.  Also, if you require assistance from St. Vincent De Paul please contact the same number.

Volunteers Required

Dunlavin Scouts are in need of volunteer leaders for their group starting back in January. If anyone is interested please contact any of the troup.

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

Soccer First Score Cards

The recent winners were Harry Carroll, Sellers Mag Lynott and Jammie Travers. Thanks to all who support every week.

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 8pm-9pm.  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.

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

http://www.stkevinsdunlavin.ie/…/Admis…/49422/Index.html

#StartHereGoAnywhere #StrivingTogetherForExcellence

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

Rathsallagh Golf Club

Food being served in the golf club 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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