Dunlavin notes week July 4th

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. Hollywood Friday July 12th 7.30pm. 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

Dance /Ceili

The Maureen Dennis memorial set dance ceili in the Imaal Hall on Friday June 17th at 9.30. Raised in excess of  € 1550 which  went  to St. Brigid’s Hospice , The Curragh. Thanks for all the  support .

Sympathy

Sympathy to Barry Deering and family on the death of Barry’s sister Maureen. Maureen’s funeral will take place in Scotland. May she rest in peace.

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

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.

Sympathy

Sympathy to Sheilagh McNamara on the death of her sister-in-law Annie Barratt, Castlebar, Annie’s funeral took place in Dublin, may she rest in peace.

Thanks

Thanks to all who support West Wicklow Day Care Centre last weekend which raised €1250.77. Very much appreciated.

Donard Social Dancing

We are delighted to have our Social Dancing is  back  in Donard Hall

We look forward to welcoming you all back.

Admission €10

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.

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.

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.

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

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 in 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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