Dunlavin notes week January 3rd

Sympathy

Sympathy to Colm Bagnall and family, Tober on the sudden death of Colm’s  brother, Thomas (Tom), 23rd December 2021, Terenure, formerly of Ballinascorney, Co. Dublin.

Beloved son of Mary and the late Thomas, loving husband to Anastasia, devoted father to John, Carol & Natasha. Tom will be forever loved and sadly missed by his wife, children, his adored grandchildren Ethan and Aoife, daughter-in-law Roisin, Carol’s fiancée Donal, brothers Martin, Francis and Colm, sisters Monica, Anne and Sheila, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in- law and a large circle of many dear friends. Tom’s funeral took place in Dublin, may he rest in peace.

Death

The death has taken place of Dora Mary Williamson (nee Cochrane) late of Knockbawn, Stratford-on-Slaney, Baltinglass, Co Wicklow and a native of Mullagh, Co Cavan.

She passed peacefully in the loving care of Dunlavin Nursing Home on 31st December.

Dora, wife of the late Harry, will be missed and fondly remembered as a sister to Ethel, mother to Henry and Clive, mother-in-law to Alison and Sarah and adored Grandma to Lucy, Ethan, Kinkade and Voirrey and also her extended family and friends.

Funeral  took place in  St. Mary’s Church, Baltinglass on Tuesday, 4th January for 1.30pm. Service followed by private Cremation afterwards.

Death

The death took place of Martin Caplis, Tournant, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow. Martin who died  suddenly was predeceased by his son Louis, Martin will be sadly missed by his wife Carmel, son Marty and daughter Mary Ellen, brothers Micheal and John, sister Mary, mother-in-law Rosie Dunne nieces, nephews and friends.

Martin’s funeral took place in Dunlavin on Saturday January 1st 2022. A guard of honour was provided by the local GAA club. May Martin rest in peace.

Death

HAYDEN, Eileen (Clonskeagh and formerly of Crehelp, Co. Wicklow) 21st December 2021 (peacefully) at home. She will be deeply missed and remembered with much love and affection by her beloved husband Paul, her cherished children Rebecca and Chris, mother Mary, brother Sean, sister Ann, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Sympathy – is extended to Fr. Val  Martin and family on the recent passing of his brother

Eamonn. Eamonn passed on Dec 13 th and his funeral took place in Newlands. May Eamonn rest in peace.

Death

The death took place of John Leigh, 7 Church Terrace, Dunlavin.

Deeply regretted by children Anita, Sarah, Samantha and Casey, siblings Marian, Sarah, Debra, Theresa, Julia, Caroline, Rosie, David, Billy & extended family. John’s funeral took place in Dunlavin on Wednesday December 22nd. May John rest in peace.

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
accordingly. 

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.

Death

The death has taken place of Joe O’Neill husband of Noeleen Eston. Joe’s funeral took place in Wexford.

Sympathy is extended to Teresa Moynihan and family on the death of Teresa’s sister Maggie O’ Reilly, Lacken. May they both rest in Peace.

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:

https://irishlocalhistorybooks.com/journal-of-west…/

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 Ashley O’ Sullivan and Nick Byrne .Sellers Mag Lynott and Cathal Tinkler. 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

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

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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