Dunlavin notes week December 13th

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Dunlavin gaa lotto this week is a whopping €13,000. There is also a draw for 3 x €40 Doyles butchers vouchers. 

Tickets can be purchased online from our website or any of our local vendors.   Our christmas raffle tickets are also still available for sale, great prizes up for grabs, including €500, turkey & ham, trailer load of logs & lots more.

Tickets available from any of our committee members.   Our car wash was a huge success on Saturday, despite the poor weather, we were overwhelmed by the support and wish to thank all who turned up to have their car washed and gave a donation.  

Thank you to all for the continued support!  

As Christmas is almost upon us and the year draws to a close, we wish to send our best wishes to all those within the community who have supported the club this year.   To all the businesses, our members, to those from our community both near and far away, who have all supported our club, our fundraisers and our footballer teams on and off the field this year, we thank you all.   

We remember all those in our community we have lost this year, may they Rest in Peace.  

All here in Dunlavin Gaa Club wish you all a very Merry Christmas & Happy & Healthy New Year.      


The death took place of Annie Sweeney, Logatryna, Dunlavin, Co.Wicklow formerly Curry, Co. Sligo -10th December 2021 (suddenly) at Dunlavin Nursing Home. Annie who was predeceased by her sister Kathleen Coyne will be sadly missed by her loving family, nieces Teresa Whelan and Susan Kirwan and nephews Gerald and Padraic.

Annie’s funeral Mass took place  on Tuesday, 14th December, at 10am in St. Nicholas of Myra Church, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow. This was followed by burial rwards at Rhue Cemetery, Co. Sligo. May Annie rest in peace.


The death has taken place of Kitty Whittle

 Merginstown, Annalecky, Dunlavin, Co Wicklow, 7th December 2021. Unexpectedly at home. Wife of the late Joseph (Joe) and mother of Gretta, Joseph, May, Angela and Thelma. Sadly missed by her family, sons in law, daughter in law, grandchildren Rebecca, Sarah, Jessica, Owen, Hughy, Laura and Zoe, sister Betty, nieces, nephews extended family, relatives and friends. Kitty’s funeral Mass took place on December 13th in Dunlavin followed by burial in Dunlavin Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Big Thanks

Dunlavin & District Forum wish to thank everyone who supported the Christmas raffle. All proceeds go to the Christmas Lights fund.

Congratulations to all the prize winners: 1st prize Deluxe Family Hamper & Cleary Fuel voucher Aria O’Neill; 2nd prize €100 Murphy Furniture Voucher Helen Kearney; 3rd prize Family Hamper & Dunlavin Bakery Voucher Juliet Rouse; 4th prize €50 Cleary fuel voucher Brona Kearney; 5th prize Sweet Treats hamper John Norton; 6th prize West Wicklow Foods Voucher Alicia Kearney; 7th prize Gift voucher David Gibbons; 8th prize Dessert Hamper Carmel Muldoon.

A sincere thank you to all local businesses who made donations towards the Christmas Lights Project.

St. Nicholas of Myra Church, Dunlavin.

Christmas Timetable 2021.

Monday 13th       December: 10.00am

Tuesday 14th       December:  8.00pm St. Jude            

Thursday 16th      December: 10.00am

Friday 17th          December: 10.00am

Saturday 18th      December: 8.00pm

Sunday 19th         December: 10.00am & 12.00 Noon

Monday 20th       December: 10.00am                                           

Tuesday 21st        December: 8.00pm St. Jude

Thursday 23rd     December:  10.00am

Friday 24th          December: – Christmas Eve

Mass:                   10.00pm – Vigil Mass

Saturday 25th      December: – Christmas Day

Masses:                10.00am & 12.00 Noon

Sunday 26th         December: – St. Stephen’s Day

Masses:                10.00am & 12.00 Noon     



Fr Douglas and the parish team wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas.

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.

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 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  

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.

Soccer First Score Cards

The recent winners were Rose Halpin and John O’ Reilly and John Cunningham.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


#StartHereGoAnywhere #StrivingTogetherForExcellence

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

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

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 please 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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