West Wicklow Journal.
The 11th Journal of West Wicklow Historical Society was
Launched on 11th November 2021 at Baltinglass Golf Club.
The journal is available to purchase at:
Burke’s, Main Street, Baltinglass
Dermot Hughes’s, Dunlavin
Crafty Craic, Knockanarrigan
and online at:
This is a great little read with many local contributors. Make a great stocking filler at €15.
Collection For Homeless
Adrienne Smart Muldowney will be collecting for the Peter McVerry Trust Newbridge for the homeless. Items can be Toiletries, new warm clothes, new children’s toys, non perishable food, gift cards. Contact Adrienne on 0851363858. Due to covid second hand items cannot be taken.
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 Veterinary –Crookstown Motors.
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
Dunlavin & District Forum are running a Christmas raffle to raise funds to cover the costs of Dunlavin’s Christmas Lights.
Prizes include Deluxe Family Hamper & Clerys Fuel Voucher; €100 Murphy Furniture Voucher; Family Hamper & Dunlavin Bakery Voucher; €50 Cleary Fuels Voucher; Sweet Treats Hamper and many more prizes. Tickets are €2 per line or 3 for €5. Raffle cards are available in local shops or from committee members.
The draw will take place on Saturday December 4th. All support is greatly appreciated.
Dunlavin’s Christmas Lights Switch On event 2021 will take place on December 4th at 6pm.
Due to safety reasons this event will be held virtually and can be viewed on the facebook page.
A surprise guest will be switching on the lights. Tune in to take part in this year’s festivities.
A sincere thanks to all the volunteers who begin work months in advance to ensure Dunlavin’s streets are bright and welcoming.
We hope it can lift the spirits of our community during these difficult times.
Sympathy is extended to Dermot and Ronan Wilson and their families on the death of their mother Noreen. Her funeral mass took place in Blessington. May Noreen rest in peace.
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.
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
This year’s fair has been postponed due to Covid Pandemic.
Soccer First Score Cards
The recent winners were John Cunningham and Harry Carroll, Tommy Doran, Fran Gilleaspie. Sellers Mag Lynott and Cathal Tinkler. 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.
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
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
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 – email@example.com. 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or go to www.cancer.ie for more information.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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