Dunlavin notes week January 31st


The death has taken place of Rosemary Kelly,(nee Corrigan) Slaney View, Stratford on Slaney, peacefully, at Tallaght University Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Rosemary will be sadly missed by her husband Austin and son Bryan, her mother Mary and her father Harry, sisters Philomena and Caroline, brothers Anthony, Noel, Shane and Harry, father in law, mother in law, sisters and brothers in law, nieces, nephews and her wide circle of friends. Rosemary’s funeral took place in Dunlavin on Tuesday February 1st .

May she rest in peace

Dunlavin & District Forum

The next meeting of Dunlavin & District Forum will take place on February 7th at 8pm in the Imaal Hall. The meetings are open to anyone to attend without committing to getting involved. We value input from our community members, any new ideas or opinions. All welcome to come along to find out what’s in store for Dunlavin in 2022.

Irish Dancing Classes

Irish Dancing classes take place on Wednesdays at 3pm in the Imaal Hall. €5 per class. Beginners welcome. For more info contact Jennifer on 0872028141


The death took place last week of Pat Kennedy. Pat is mourned by his children Caroline, Margaret, Siobhan, Rebecca, Jimmy , Joseph and Patrick. Pat will be remembered by Helen, Brian, Sean, Noel, Seamus,  Maura, and many relatives and friends.

Pat’s funeral took place in Dunlavin on Saturday January 29th 2022. May he rest in peace.

Culture Bus

The culture bus will travel to Belfast on February 26th 2022 to visit the Titanic . Please contact 0879693960. Leaving Dunlavin at 10am and returning at 7pm approximately.


Sympathy to John Dillon and Sara O’Flynn on the death of their mother, Ellen (Nellie), Clane, Co. Kildare and Larchfield Park Nursing Home, Monread Rd., Naas, Co. Kildare, January 26th 2022, peacefully at Tallaght Hospital, following a short illness. May Nellie rest in peace.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

A pilgrimage to Medjugorie will take place from April 10th to 17th 2022. Further details phone Josie on 059/6471681 or 087/2543235 for details.

Credit Union Draw

Baltinglass Members Car/Cash Draw will be held in their Tinahely Sub Office on Friday, 4th February 2022 @ 12pm.  All welcome to attend.  €10,000 in cash prizes to be won. 

Members over the age of 18 years are eligible to join this draw for just €40 per year.  Application forms available in all 6 offices.  Deduction is made from the Member Shares.

Donard/Glen Camogie

Many thanks to all who attended our EGM tonight.

Our committee for the coming year is

Chairperson Sabrina Mills

Vice Chairperson Nora O’Neill

Secretary Niamh Walsh

Assistant Secretary Aine Moody

Treasurer Linda Darker

Assistant Treasurer Sinead Doyle

PRO Fionnuala Tyrrell

Child Welfare Officer Grainne Crowe

Development committee: Karen Walsh Matt Byrne Lynsey Walsh, Amanda Butler Collette Walsh and Emma Hayden.

We would like to thank Breda Walsh, Anne Le Grue and Mary O’Neill for all their work with the club over the years. Although they have stepped back from the committee we know that they will continue to support the club in all our endeavours.


The death took place of George Coleborn, Tournant, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow – 21st January 2022 peacefully in the loving care of Dunlavin Nursing Home. Loving husband of the late Margaret and father of Lynda, Sandra and Lorna and brother of Gladys. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, sons-in-law, relatives and friends.

George’s funeral took place in Dunlavin. May he rest in peace.

The death has occurred of Anne Ward (née Dowling)
Usk Little, Colbinstown, Kildare

Beloved wife of Tommy and mother of Anita, Jacqui, Jason and Patrick. Sadly missed by her sons and daughters in law, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. Much loved Nanny of Jack, JJ, Dylan, Richie, Tommy, Thomas, Maisie, Daniel, Fionn and Aidan. Predeceased by her parents Jack and Maisie and brother Martin. Anne’s funeral took place in Crookstown. May she rest in peace.


The death took place last week of Mrs. Anne Tynte-Irvine in the UK, formerly of Tynte Park, Dunlavin. The national flag flew at half mast as a mark of respect. Mrs. Tynte-Irvine had recently gifted the Handball Alley and Dunlavin Fair Green to the Dunlavin community. Condolences to her family at this time. May she rest in peace.


Online genealogy workshops with Wicklow County Council Library Service

Ancestor Network and Wicklow County Council Library Service have teamed up to provide a series of six free online workshops to help you trace your Wicklow family history.

Using Wicklow based records and examples, each workshop will look at how different source for family history research, such as Church Parish records, Civil records, Printed sources, Land Records and Estate records, can provide vital clues to our family past and help us understand our family’s story.

Ancestor Network is one of Ireland’s most eminent genealogy research, advisory and publishing firms and is made up of a team of twenty expert genealogists across the island, including several Wicklow based experts. They have published numerous highly successful guides on tracing your Irish ancestors to date.

The workshops will be delivered online via Zoom every Wednesday evening from 6.30pm starting on the 26th of January 2022. The session will consist of a 45 minute workshop followed by a 30 mins Q&A where experts will be on hand to answer questions from participants.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.  To book, please contact your local Wicklow library branch by phone or email Wicklowlocalstudies@wicklowcoco.ie or visit the library webpage at https://www.wicklow.ie/Living/Services/Libraries/Events   for further information.

Dunlavin Library

Dunlavin Library’s opening hours are now as follows: Tuesday 5-8 , Wednesday and Friday 10-1 and 2-5 and Saturday 11-1 pm. 
Your Library card gives you free access to books and audio materials as well as access to online materials and resources including magazines, courses and Find My Past which will allow you to discover your family history. Printing and photocopying service also available. Joining is free and no late fees are chargeable on overdue items. Great selection of new films in stock for young and old.


William ‘Bill’ Comerford, Moorefield Park, Newbridge,  and formerly of  Staplestown, Kildare, Station Rd., Dunlavin, and Walsh Island, Co. Offaly

Deeply regretted by his children Martin, Dermot, Catherine and Paula and extended family.

Reposing at Reilly’s Funeral Home, Prosperous on Sunday from 4-7pm.

Removal on Monday at 10.30am to arrive at St. Benignus Church, Staplestown for funeral mass at 11am.

Burial in Staplestown Cemetery.

Church Contributions

Minimum Contribution: €250 per annum or €21 per month – As you may be aware, tax relief exists whereby those who contribute €250 or more to a charity in any tax year can allow the charity to draw down an additional sum (equal to almost 45% of the donation) from the Revenue Commissioners, which is sent directly to the parish. It is important to say that there is no loss or cost incurred by any taxpayer who is willing to be part of this system and that confidentiality will be assured in all aspects of this process.

For a person who contributes exactly €250 in any tax year – it is possible for the Parish to receive an additional €112.32 from the Revenue Commissioners.  If the amount donated to the Church is more than €250, then this figure will increase

If you are eligible for the scheme e.g. your contribution is €250 or more and you are a tax payer, the Parish Office will send you a form to be completed and signed.   It makes a huge difference to the Parish.

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:


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  Paul O Toole and Lisa  Swaine .Sellers Lisa Swaine and Mag lynott. Thanks to all who support every week.

Folk Group is back! – New and old members are welcome!    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 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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