Dunlavin notes week September 12th

Dunlavin & District Forum – Afternoon Tea Hostesses Needed

Dunlavin and District Forum are looking forward to a great day out on Sunday October 30th with Afternoon Tea in the Imaal Hall. Money raised will be to help us get prepared for our Christmas Lights and make sure we have a bright festive season in Dunlavin. We’re looking for hostesses who can help us out by hosting a table for the day. If you can get involved contact Aisling 0879627389 or Linda 0872178843.  We really appreciate your help in what we know is an uncertain time for us all.

The Dunlavin Friendship Club

Great news that the Friendship club is back up and running, and will be taking place on Friday, September 16th. All are welcome!

St. Kevin’s Golf Classic

St. Kevin’s Community College, Dunlavin will host its annual Golf Classic on Saturday, 1st October, 2022 at Rathsallagh Golf Club. To book your tee time or sponsor a tee box, please visit the website below. The cost is €200 per team. http://bit.ly/SKGolfClassic

Culture Bus

Culture Bus will leave Dunlavin on Sunday September 25th to go to Powerscourt House and Waterfall. Leaving Dunlavin at 11am and returning at 6pm. Hope you can join us. Call 087 9693960 for information and to make a booking.

Culture Night

Dunlavin’s Market Square, will play host to a unique evening of gastronomy with an Interactive a Cookery Demonstration by Catherine Fulvio (Free event, but booking is required: https://culturenight.ie/event/interactive-cookery-demonstration-with-catherine-fulvio/), followed by performances by four of Ireland’s finest musicians, Niamh Kavanagh (singer), Lynda O’Connor (violin), Gerald Peregrine (cello), and Brian Connor (Piano). This family friendly evening is rounded off by a by local singer-songwriter, Amy Barrett, in concert.  This music event is free, and no booking is required. For further details see: https://culturenight.ie/event/mobile-music-machine-at-culture-night/

Art Classes

A 5 week term will begin on the 21st of September in the Seomra in Dunlavin .Classes will be kept small so book early to guarantee a spot. Contact Delmar for further information.

Trip to Sligo

Tour to Sligo – on October 2nd for 4 nights. Staying in the Sligo Park hotel. €470 per person sharing. If interested please contact Josie Duffy on 087-2543235 or 059-6471681.

Heads Up

HEADSUP Kildare – are delighted to announce that they will be running a Pilot 4- week HEADSUP Women’s Programme in October in Newbridge. This is our first programme for women, and we hope to offer a full programme, following a successful pilot in October.

Heritage Trail

Dunlavin & District Forum have launched a new heritage trail around the village depicting the local history and heritage of the town. Well worth a trip around the village. Congratulations to all involved.


KARE will be running a full time, 52 Week community based Local Training Initiative Programme commencing in early October 2022. This programme is free to attend , open to all applicants, training allowance provided and any social welfare payments can be retained while completing the course.

On successful completion of this programme participants will have achieved a QQI Level 5 Major Award in Intellectual Disability Practice. Participants on the programme will be supported to achieve their major QQI award while gaining practical on the job experience within KARE’s services throughout Kildare and Wicklow.

If you require any further information about this programme visit our Facebook page KARE Local Training Initiative @KareLTI22 or contact Denise 0862718403.

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.

Dunlavin’s 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 Blessed 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

Affinity Plus 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

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.

The Irish Cancer Society

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

AL 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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