Dunlavin notes week July 11th


The death took place of Anna Mary Reilly, 10 Church Terrace, Dunlavin.  Anna will be sadly missed by her husband John, daughters Martina, Geraldine and Anne Marie, sons in law Nigel and John, nieces Adrienne and Jude, grandchildren Amy, Jessica, Aaron, Hannah, Shauna, John, Isabella, Eilidh, Faye, Andrew, Shane, Katelyn and extended family and friends. Anna’s funeral took place in Dunlavin.

May Anna Rest In Peace.


Sympathy is extended to the family of Bridie O’Neill nee Murphy, Whitestown, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow who died on  8th July 2022.

Bridie was  beloved wife of the late Pat (Parnell). Sadly missed by her loving family, sons Liam and PJ., daughters Jacinta and Anne, son-in-law Tony, daughter-in-law Bridget, brother John, sister Lil, sister-in-law Dympna, grandchildren Mark, Darren, Jason, Tony and Kate, extended family, neighbours, relatives and friends. Bridie’s funeral took place in Emo, Co. Laois. May she rest in peace.

Music for Medicine

A midsummer concert will take place in St Brigid’s Cathedral in Kildare Town on Saturday July 23rd at 7.30pm. Artists appearing are the Gormanstown Choir with guests DARA Quartet, Elana Ryan (Viola Soloist) Ella Fallon (Organist) Mary Nolan (Harpist), Harry Carpendale( Harpist) Tickets available on Eventbrite or at the door. Proceeds towards Medical Mission for Syria.

Graveyard Mass

Dunlavin’s Graveyard Mass – will take place on Sunday, August 14th at 7pm. Please pass this date on to family and friends.  Thank you.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

 Lourdes Parish Pilgrimage – A 5 day pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 26th – 30th September 2022. The price is €635 sharing, with a single room supplement of €144. If you are interested in coming along, please contact Fr. Douglas, drop into the Parish centre or call us on 045-401871.

Culture Bus

The culture Bus will leave Dunlavin on Saturday July 16th  at 10am to visit The National Botanic Gardens , Kilmacurragh and Joly’s Garden Centre and Café Glenealy. Return to Dunlavin at 6pm. Contact 0879693960 to book a seat on the bus. Admission to both venues is free.

Clothes Collection

Donard /Glen Camogie – are doing a clothes collection for recycling. All suitable items can be dropped into the clubhouse in St. Kevin’s at training times. A list of suitable items is available on the Church notice board. This will run until 18th July. 10% of the collected proceeds will be donated to the Laura Lynn Hospice fund.

Golf Classic

Dunlavin Gaa are running a golf classic Saturday 13th August in Baltinglass Golf club.

All funds raised will go towards getting our walking track lights up and running before the winter.

To enter a team, please contact:

Tom Davis 087 1373830

Seanie Phelan 083 4897269

To sponsor a tee box, please contact:

Lynsey Walsh 087 1333837

Darragh Figgis 083 8420336

Upcoming Trips

Josie and Ger Duffy are organising the following trips over the coming months

July 17th 4 day tour to Killarney.

If you are interested in any of these trips please contact Josie on 059-6471681 or 0872543235

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.

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

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.


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