Dunlavin notes week November 14th


The death took place of Michael (Mick) Kehoe, Knock na Muck, Grange Con, Co. Wicklow – 8th November 2022 peacefully at St. Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh after a long illness bravely fought surrounded by his loving family; pre-deceased by his sister Emma and brother Nigel. Sadly missed by his loving wife Laura,(Delmer) children Kealan and Eve, father Mick, mother Bridie, brother John, sisters Elaine, Fiona, Anne and Lillie, father-in-law Michael, mother-in-law Marian, brothers-in-law, Shane, Derek, Paddy, Mark and Philip, sisters-in-law Rosella and Gillian, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. Mick’s funeral took place in Grangecon. May he rest in peace.

The Active Retirement Group – are updating their contact list. If you, or anyone you know is of age and would like to be added to the list for events taking place, please text full name to Linda on 087 2178843 or Kay on 086 3929059. Thank you.

70th Celebrations

 Scoil Niocláis Naofa – is 70 years old this November on its current site. To mark the occasion we are inviting grandparents or people that may have been students in the school during its early years, to visit the school on Friday November 25th at 1.30pm to take a look around and rekindle old memories. There might even be a cup of tea and time for a chat! If anyone is willing to come in earlier to talk to some classes about their memories of the school in the early years, they would be very welcome and might let us know in the office on 045401495.

Lost & Found – A pair of ladies burgundy reading glasses have been left in the church. They can be collected from the Sacristy.

 Totus Tuus Scripture Conference 2022 – Is live on Radio Maria Ireland from 2pm on Saturday 19th November. Speakers include Sr. Caitriona Kavanagh OP, Bri


Please do not leave bottles at the bottle barrels in the GAA field if they are full. Pick up the phone and call Wicklow County Council. They come out in a few hours and empty. If this service is abused we will loose it.

Christmas Fair

The annual Christmas Fair takes place in the Imaal Hall on Sunday November 27th from 10am to 4pm . Full of local crafts and goodies. Do pop in and pick up some Christmas presents.


Sympathy to Geraldine Doyle (Grangebeg)  and family on the death of her Dad Eamonn D’Arcy . Eamonn’s funeral Mass took place in Naas. May Eamonn rest in peace.

AFC Scratch

Recent winners of the soccer first score scratch cards Arthur Craigie, Niamh   Deegan, Dermot O ‘Rourke, Breda Walsh, Teresa Swaine. Thanks to everyone who supports this fundraiser each week.

Dunlavin Remembrance Mass – will take place on Tuesday, November 22nd at 8pm. We will also celebrate a Remembrance Mass the following Sunday, November 27th at 12noon for all those who have passed away since our last Remembrance Mass.

Baby and Toddler Group

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

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.

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. Saturday 19th November 9pm to 12. Music by Thomas McGuire and Phiona Ennis.

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.

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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