Dunlavin notes week October 24th

Shoebox Appeal

Team Hope – Christmas Shoebox Appeal – If you require a leaflet you can contact Shona Tipper on 087 6884879 or drop into the Parish Centre, Tue – Thur mornings. Filled boxes can be dropped into the Scoil Niocláis Naofa, the Parish centre, or you can contact Shona. Closing date is November 8th. Thank you!

West Wicklow Historical Society

Upcoming Lecture – Autumn 2022 (admission €5 in each case)

 The talk takes place at the Lalor Centre (near St. Joseph’s Church), Baltinglass.

Tues. 1 Nov.   @ 8pm      

Declan Keenan:

Mapping the Devolved Gaelic Territories and Districts of the O’Tooles



Still standing at €20,000, and currently the largest club lotto in Wicklow!!!

You can get your tickets online https://clubforce.com/clubs/gaa-dunlavin-gaa-club-wicklow/ Or tickets can be bought from any of our local retailers.

Senior team news

Dunlavin gaa are seeking expressions of interest for the position of Senior Football team manager.

If you are interested in managing our Senior Team, please email

secretary.dunlavin.wicklow@gaa.ie or call 086 4415547 before Monday 17th October 2022.

Halloween camp!!!

Online booking is live for our 3 day Halloween skills camp. Places will be limited this year.

Each child registered will receive a reusable Dunlavin water bottle and a goody bag.

Booking can be made through www.foireann.ie or contact Dorrie on 086 4024539 to ensure your Childs name is registered asap.

For all other items available to purchase in the club shop, see below


You can keep up to date with everything on all social media outlets. Alternatively, log onto our website www.dunlavingaaclub.com where you can purchase lotto tickets, register & pay membership fees & also purchase our club gear.

If you have any notes to add, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Contact pro: Dorrie Clarke 086 4024539 Pro.dunlavin.wicklow@gaa.ie


The death has occurred of Denis Farrell, Kennycourt, Brannockstown, Co. Kildare. Peacefully, after kind care from the staff of Dunlavin Nursing Home and Naas General Hospital. Predeceased by his loving parents Willie and Catherine, and brother Pat. Sadly missed by nephews William and Patrick, niece Alice, sister-in-law Rose, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, relatives and friends. Denis’s funeral took place in Kilcullen. May he rest in peace.

Arts and Crafts

A few spaces left in our younger (5 and 6 year old) term of arts and crafts in the Seomra, Imaal Hall, Dunlavin starting Wednesday 9th of November 2 to 3pm for 6 weeks. 72 euro for the term. Contact Anna from Basecamp Art Studio on 0861961214 to find out more or book a space .

Dunlavin Baby and Toddler Group – is back in Seomra (Imaal Hall) on Wednesdays from 9:30am-12noon. Please come along for a play and a cuppa. All welcome

CPR Training

To support our local Dunlavin Community First Responders Group, I wish to let you know of a free event taking place in the Imaal Hall Saturday 22nd October 10am -1pm. Please see below for more details.

Restart A Heart 

In conjunction with World Restart a Heart Day, Dunlavin Community First Responders are running a FREE CPR/AED information morning in the Imaal Hall, Dunlavin ,Co. Wicklow on October 22nd from 10am until 1pm. Drop in anytime. Open to all ages, bring a friend!

• Would you know what to do if your partner, father, mother, friend collapsed?
• Could you perform CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)?
• Can you use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) in the event of a Cardiac Arrest?
• Would you like to know?
• Would you have 15 minutes to learn?
• For free!!

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.

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!

 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.

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.

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.

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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