Dunlavin notes week December 12th


Formerly of Tully West, Kildare Town, daughter of the late Michael and Sarah, sister of the late Patrick and Richard. Sadly, missed by her loving sisters Bridie, Sal, Mare, Trisha and Carmel, brothers Sonny, Brick, John and Thos, children Lisa, Sarah and Gary, brothers in law, sisters in law, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Teenage Disco

A teenage disco will take place in the Imaal Hall on December 16th. Proceeds to St Nicholas Juvenile Football club.

Tickets will be on sale on

Thursday 8th, 4-5pm at Camogie clubhouse (beside school) and on

Saturday 10th, 9-10am at Dunlavin GAA clubhouse.

Spot prizes on the night


The death took place last week of John Boyle (former St. Kevin’s teacher) John’s funeral will take place in his native Scotland. May he rest in peace.

Church Times For Christmas.

St. Nicholas of Myra Church, Dunlavin. Christmas Timetable 2022. Monday 12th December: 10.00am Tuesday 13th December: 8.00pm St. Jude Thursday 15th December: 10.00am Friday 16th December: 10.00am Saturday 17th December: 8.00pm Wishing you all a Happy Sunday 18th December: 10.00am & 12.00 Noon Christmas and New Year Monday 19th December: 10.00am Father Douglas Tuesday 20th December: 8.00pm St. Jude and the Parish team Thursday 22nd December: 10.00am Friday 23rd December: 10.00am Saturday 24th December: – Christmas Eve Mass: 10.00pm – Vigil Mass Sunday 25th December: – Christmas Day Masses: 10.00am & 12.00 Noon THERE WILL BE NO MASSES: MONDAY, 26th DEC TO FRIDAY, DEC 30th INCLUSIVE ALL MASSES RETURN TO NORMAL after those dates..

Launch of Friedreich’s Ataxia research Christmas cards?

The 2022 Christmas card range has just been launched. Support for the Christmas cards has never been more important given the restriction on other fundraisers over the last 2 years.  They are on sale in Dunlavin: Centra, Whelan’s Pharmacy and  the Parish Centre; Donard – O’Keeffe’s Family Store; Hollywood – Daly’s shop; Blessington – The Office Shop & McGreal’s Pharmacy; Baltinglass – Murphy Sheerin Veterinary.  They are Irish made, 15 cards for €10. For every pack sold, €7 goes to research.  The Kearney Family Dunlavin would really appreciate your support for this fundraiser  

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..


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.

AFC Scratch

Recent winners of the soccer first score scratch cards were Darragh Dillon and Marie Conron. Thanks to everyone who supports this fundraiser each week.

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

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.

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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