Dunlavin notes week September 26th

Mattress Recycling

Free Mattress Recycling Day 2022

Kildare County Council is holding a free mattress recycling day on Sunday the 2nd of October from 9.00am to 3.00pm at the following locations:

• Silliot Hill, Brownstown, Kilcullen


• Roads Department Depot at Celbridge Interchange.


The death took place of Michael (Mick) Brady, Church Road, Dunlavin,  Mick died on Sept 23rd 2022 in the loving care of the staff at Silverstream nursing home Dunlavin. Beloved husband of the late Mary and father of the late Geraldine and baby Martin. Deeply regretted by his loving son Michael (Jnr) daughter in law Eileen, son in law Seamus, grandchildren Siobhàn, Brendan, Linda, Caroline, Conor and Niamh, great-grandchildren Aoibhe and Danny, nephews, nieces relatives and friends. Mick’s funeral took place in Dunlavin.May he rest in peace.

Dunlavin GAA

Annual general meeting

Dont forget to pop the date in your diary for our AGM, which will take place on Friday 21st October 2022.

This is an opportunity to get involved and help continue building & improving our club for the future.

We are run by & reliant on our volunteers and are always in need & welcoming of new faces to join and become involved in the club, the committee, coaching, fundraising, planning etc, to ensure continued growth & development from our juveniles, right up to senior level.

We sincerely urge past and present members & players, parents and all those in the community, looking to get involved in a fantastic growing club, to attend this  years AGM.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Annual General Meeting

The Imaal Hall will hold their Annual General Meeting on Monday October 17th at 8pm upstairs. All community members are welcome to attend. Help is needed with the following aspects of running the hall, Bingo on Saturday Night, putting out chairs for Bingo on Saturday afternoon and taking them up on Sunday morning, help with funding applications, help with fundraising events, key holders to allow access to the hall. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Tea Party

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!

Culture Bus

The culture Bus will depart Dunlavin on Sunday October 2nd to Dublin leaving Dunlavin at 12 noon and returning at 8pm. Travellers are free to take in a play, film, gallery, music session, meet up with friends. Contact 0879693960. Dunlavin Friendship Club.

Great news that the Friendship club will be meeting every  Friday  at 3pm. All are welcome! Check if a neighbour needs a lift.

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 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 support…

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

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 to 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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