Dunlavin notes week August 15th


The death took place of  Monica  Murphy (née Roche) Moorefield Drive, Newbridge, Co Kildare & formerly of Mallow, Co. Cork – 9th August 2022 (peacefully) at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin. Monica, loving wife of the late John Oliver,(former Vice Principal of St. Kevin’s Community College),  predeceased by her son-in-law Colm Casey. Sadly missed by her son Fergal, daughter Aisling, daughter-in-law Linda, grandchildren Aoife, Adam, Greg and Ross, sister-in-law Mary (May), nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours. Monica’s funeral took place in Newbridge. May she rest in peace.

Heritage Week.

The launch of Dunlavin’s Heritage trail will take place on Sunday August 21st 2022 at &pm commencing at The 1798 Monument. All are invited to attend. Great opportunity to get to know the history of the area.

Competition Time

Write a letter

Win a visit from Patrick Hunt who will give advice establishing your own vegetable patch/garden. The Forum are running this competition. Just pop your letter in the letter box at the Imaal Hall before August 21st.

Thank You

FROM THE GORMANSTOWN CHOIR We were quite overwhelmed with the support we got for our concert in the Kildare Cathedral on Saturday the 23. July in aid of AHR- Atlantic Humanitarian Relief Services.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU! AHR, founded by a Syrien doctor living in America, are travelling again- the first time since COVID- to Jordan to bring medical Aid to the people in the Syrien refugee camps in Jordan.

This Medical Mission lasts a week , starting October 1. Pre covid AHR have been running these weeklong missions twice yearly since the war began. Each mission costs between € 80,000 and €100000. All the medical and humanitarian volunteers are entirely self funded. Our concert has raise € 8000.- , thanks to all of you! It has exceeded all our expectations! www.atlantichumanitarinrelief.org Dr. Brendan O’Shea, Nurse Corinna Hopkins and myself, Dorly O’Sullivan are travelling to Jordan the last days of September to meet up with the Team coming from America and Europe, to start work on the 1. October. Every Day the team will split up to serve two or more Refugee camps throughout the country of Jordan. Whilst Brendan and Corinna will be part of the team attending to the many patients, Dorly will be singing and making music with the many children there.

It is a big day for the camp people with all the foreigners and many Arab students and young doctors ( acting as translators) present for the day. Dorly is looking for as many rattles and shakers and other toy music instruments as possible, that your children might have outgrown, to bring in her suitcase to Jordan to use with the children.

Dunlavin Nursing Home – are currently recruiting the following staff:

Health Care Assistants (Full and Part time)

Kitchen Assistants

Please forward your CV to Bessy on bvarghese@silverstream.ie




Men Welcome to Play

Teams of 3 – €100


Three Person Team, 2 Scores to Count & 3 on Par 3s

Tee Times from 12pm – 2.30pm – Phone our Pro Shop 045 40331to Book

Lots of Prizes on the Day & of course a Raffle

Holes are Open for Sponsorship

Contact – Lady Captain Jane, Lady Vice Captain Sinead, Fionnuala, Jane M., Button, Louise

If you can’t be there and would like to donate to a fantastic charity


The death has occurred of Liam Tallon

Grangecon, Wicklow / Dunlavin, Wicklow / Athy, Kildare

Formerly of Kilmeade, Athy and Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow. Died suddenly at home. Will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. Predeceased by his wife Anne and his brother Seán. Survived by his sons Graham and Jonathan, daughters Ciara and Brenda, their partners Janice, Antonia and Seán and his sisters Mai (Carlow) and Annette (Jersey). Deeply regretted by his cherished grandchildren Rachael, Graham, Sumer, Sofia and Alexander, special in-laws, neighbours and friends Kathleen, Brian, Wally, Nora, Niall, Dotty and Deirdre, a multitude of friends and work colleagues throughout his life.

May Liam Rest in Peace.

Funeral took place in Kilmeade

Vintage Rally

 The Mac and Norman’s Vintage Rally – will take place on Sunday, August 14th , leaving Brannockstown at 12noon. All proceeds will go towards Cancer research.

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.

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

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

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 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

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