Dunlavin notes week February 14th

2022 Festival of Arts

The 2022 festival of arts will take place from June 17th to 19th inclusive. Next meeting will take place on March 5th at 12 noon in An Lar. New people and ideas very welcome. Enquiries to 0879693960.

Walking Club

Join Wicklow Wanderers

We are organising an information and registration night on Thursday 10th February at 8.30pm at the Imaal Hall in Dunlavin.

This is a chance to register and become a member of Wicklow Wanderers. We will have a guest speaker on the night, who will be talking about routes, safety on the mountain and a chat about gear. We will also elect our committee members.

The membership annual fee is €50. This includes membership with @mountaineering_ireland which has benefits of:

Discounts in outdoor shops and related retailers.

Members Insurance Policy Cover.

Free Online Events and Development/Skills Workshops.

Quarterly Irish Mountain Log publication, delivered by post to your home.

There is also a small contribution within the fee to first aid kits, safety equipment and future trips that may require use of transport.

We hope to see lots of new faces

If you have any questions or concerns you can contact us via Instagram or contact Shauna Rouse or James Whelan.

Big Thank You

Many thanks to all who supported the Fredireich’s Ataxia Research  Christmas card appeal this year yet again in the West Wicklow and Kildare area. As a result of all the support over €2,000 was raised and a further €1,000 was given to research in donations. It is planned that this money will help support a clinical trial in Tallaght University Hospital. It will be needed to pay for expenses not covered by the study sponsor. 

Many thanks to all the outlets who took the Christmas cards Whelan’s Pharmacy, Health Centre and Centra in Dunlavin, O’Keeffe’s Store in Donard, Daly’s shop in Hollywood, The Stationary Store & McGreals Pharmacy in Blessington, Murphy Sherrin Veterinary Baltinglass, Berney’s Pharmacy, Kilcullen, Crookstown Service Station. Many thanks to all who promoted the cards in these outlets and to you who bought the cards. The Kearney Family in Dunlavin are very grateful to all for their help in all this work

Death

The death has taken place of Michael (Larry) Grace, (Michael Grace Timber), Whitestown, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow – 9th February 2022 peacefully in the loving care of all at Dunlavin Nursing Home; Beloved husband of the late Maisie; Sadly missed by his loving sons Michael (Australia) Dermot and Ken, daughter Miriam, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, extended family, relatives and friends. Michael’s funeral took place in Donard on Friday February 11th, may he rest in peace.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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  Lee Swaine and Arthur Craigie .Sellers were 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

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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