Dunlavin notes week May 2nd

Culture Bus

The culture bus will leave Dunlavin on May 21st to travel to Dubin to attend a play by Andrew Deering in Merrion Square Park.

Andrew has been selected to perform his work as part of the International Literary Festival. Play will take place at 8.30pm. Time to have a wander and get a bite to eat. 20 seats reserved for the show. Please contact 0879693960 if you wish to travel.

Feel free to travel on the bus even if you do not wish to attend the play.

Bus will leave Dublin at 10pm to return to Dunlavin.


Congratulations to Alan Craigie , Beech Hill on celebrating his 90th Birthday last week. Great achievement, well done.

Natural History Night.

A natural history night will take place the Church of the Ascension, W91YW74. Speakers will be Rev. David White-Biodiversity.

David has developed three community biodiversity spaces in the Carlow area. His specific goal is to protect pollinators and encourage biodiversity.

Second speaker is Brian O’Reilly- Swifts and their conservation.

Brian is a horticulturist with an avid interest in nature , including a specific interest in Swifts and their habitat and long term conservation.

Tea and coffee and all are welcome.


The death took place of Willie Fleming, Five Cross Road, Grangecon, Co Wicklow, who died on May 1st 2022, peacefully, at his residence. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Veronica, daughters Sandra, Theresa, Clare, Colette, Maria, Karen, Jacqueline and Carmel, sons Peter, Liam, Derek, James and Barry, mother Nell, brother Paddy, sisters Eileen and Caroline, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Willie’s funeral took place in Crookstown. May he rest in peace.


Congratulations to James Whelan, Ballylaffin on receiving a hall of fame award for breeding Shorthorn cattle down the years.James received his award at a function in Athlone last weekend.

Fire Fighters

Call for a number of Part-time Retainer Fire Fighters by Wicklow County Council. Areas include Arklow, Baltinglass, Blessington, Bray, Dunlavin, Rathdrum and Tinahely.

The closing date is next Thursday, April 28 by 12 noon.

For more information or to apply log on to:

https://www.wicklow.ie/Living/Your-Council/Job-Vacancies on April 20th. May she rest in peace.

Dunlavin AFC

Our AGM will take place at 7.30 on Thursday the 5th of May in the Imaal Hall. The club is at a really exciting juncture with ever expanding playing numbers over all age groups.

With the increase in size over the last few years its important that there is a similar increase in the number of volunteers to keep the club develop. The club is still reliant on a small number of volunteers and is in urgent need of people in a number of roles including coaching, committees members (assistant secretary and assistant treasurer in particular), fundraising, administration and planning for the future.

We would urge parents to attend the AGM, and to get involved in some capacity in order to help secure the future of the club. At present the workload is unsustainable for those currently giving their time and there is no capacity for development or growth. Look forward to seeing you there.

Donard Social Dancing

We are delighted to have our Social Dancing coming back on 21st of May and who better to start back with than Thomas and Phiona in Donard Hall

We look forward to welcoming you all back.

Admission €10

GAA Dinner Dance

Get your glad rags at the ready!!!

Dunlavin Gaa & St Nicholas ladies are hosting a dinner dance Saturday 21st of May in Poulaphouca House!!!

Get in touch with Siobhan  0864415546or Catherine 0877435372 to get your tickets.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage to Lourdes – if anyone is interested in a Pilgrimage to Lourdes in late August or September, please leave your name into the Parish office by dropping in or calling 045 401871. Thank you.

Patient Comfort Fund

A fundraiser will take place in The Glen Lounge on Sunday May 1st at 3pm. Music , song and raffle on the day.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Sumba Classes

And we have the green light!!!

So excited to start my classes in Dunlavin next Wednesday the 23rd at 7pm

Contact Emer to book your spot. (not essential but advisable)

Classes are €8 pay as you go.

Come and boost those endorphins while getting those steps in.

 Festival of Arts

The 2022 festival of arts will take place from June 17th to 19th inclusive. . New people and ideas very welcome. Enquiries to 0879693960.

Burke’s Bar Golf Society

The newly formed Burke’s Bar Golf society had its second outing  in Lisheen Springs on Saturday April 16th. Winners were David Carty 33 Points, 2nd Maurice Keogh 27 points, 3rd Sean Phelan. Great turn out, Society golf great fun. Join the society.

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

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.

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 Bridget Joyce and Damian Molloy. Sellers were Dermot Hughes and  Julia Murphy. 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


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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.

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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