Dunlavin notes week March 13th


Donard / Dunlavin Meals and Wheels will host a fundraising Concert on Easter Sunday April 9 th at 7pm in St Nicholas of Myra Church. The Celtic Brothers (Willoughby’s) will perform. Tickets will be on sale over the next few weeks at € 25. Your support would be appreciated. Enquiries to 0879693960

The Trees Restaurant

The Trees Restaurant in Rathsallagh Golf Club is open now . We wish Louise and Morgan every success with their new venture. Menu looks very appetising. Why not try it out. 045/403316

Grangecon National School Open Evening

All the wider community, including past and future pupils of Grangecon National School are welcome to join us for our annual Open Evening on Thursday 30th March from 6pm. Meet the experienced teachers and the wonderful pupils on the night. There will be a book fair, face painting, some light refreshments and even some ice cream!!!

So spread the word and we look forward to meeting you all on the night!!

Honorary Conference

The WWHS One-Day Conference in Honour of the late Donal McDonnell takes place on Saturday 22 April. We would like to introduce you to the speaker, MARGARET MURPHY, PhD Margaret grew up in Baltinglass where her parents ran the Post Office for many years. She completed her BA and PhD in Trinity College Dublin in the Department of Medieval History. She worked in the University of London’s Institute of Historical Research for a decade, returning to Ireland to take up a position in The Discovery Programme, Dublin. She is currently Assistant Registrar in Carlow College, St. Patrick’s, and lectures on the MA in Irish Regional History. She has published widely on her research areas which include medieval settlement, agriculture and links between towns and countryside.

Her topic at our conference is “The Baltinglass area in the Medieval Period c. 400AD to 1580”. She will cover settlement, religion, politics and economy across this period.

The Conference will be held at Scoil Naoimh Iósaf, Kiltegan Road, Baltinglass. It runs from 9.45 to 5.30, with five lectures and two Q&A sessions. Early bird registration will open during the coming week. There
are different rates for 2023 members and non-members.

Sons of St Nicholas.

Many years ago, this fantastic book was written, produced & printed within our club. About our club.
If you are one of the few to be in possession of the book, you will understand it’s importance to our club, our heritage, and our history. And the importance of continuing to capture our history on paper for the
generations to come. Almost 40 years on, as a club, we have decided it is time to write the next

We have developed a subcommittee, our club history group, who are tasked with compiling, writing, developing, printing & publishing the next volume of “Sons of St Nicholas”, which will cover the history of gaa sports in Dunlavin from 1984 to present day.

We hope to capture all strands of the Gaa within Dunlavin, Camogie, Hurling, Handball, Football & Rounders from juveniles to adult level in all & including our primary & secondary schools’ history also.
Work has already begun, and as part of our research, we are asking for help from all within our club & community, & our friends near & far!

If you or anyone you know may have submissions such as photos, newspaper articles, agm reports, match reports, fixture lists, related documents etc from 1984 onwards which could be used in the book, we would be delighted to include them. We welcome all support in order to help us gather as much
information as possible.

If you wish to submit anything in person, copies only please, call or text Dorrie Clarke 086 4024539 or Eddie Whelan 087 2917987, we can copy the items for you or alternatively items can be emailed to Pro.dunlavin.wicklow@gaa.ie.

All help with this project is greatly appreciated & hopefully, the end result will be a treasure trove of information & history, never to be forgotten, for generations to come.

Dunlavin Gaa Club History Group.

West Wicklow Historical Society

We hope to publish volume 12 of the ‘Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society’ sometime in the autumn this year, 2023. As you may already know, in addition to Wicklow material, our journal also accepts articles regarding neighbouring parts of counties Kildare, Carlow and Dublin, particularly if the subject matter impinges into West Wicklow.

If you would like to contribute a paper, have students who might like to submit a suitable essay or know of anyone who would like to contribute an article, please let us know. The deadline for submissions will be the end of July. If you would like to contribute this year, please email your piece or any queries you may have to lawlorcm@hotmail.com.

Please feel free to spread the word far and wide among any and all prospective authors. Thank you

Arts Festival

The 40 th Annual Festival of Arts will take place from Thursday June 15 th to Sunday June 18 th inclusive.2023.

The committee are delighted to welcome Gloria Clyne’s nephew Chris Jaffer from USA to officially open this years festival. The late Gloria was the founder of the festival in 1983 which has grown from strength to
strength for the last 39 years. Anyone who would like to get involved in any way in this years festival please telephone 0879693960.

Culture Bus

The culture bus will leave Dunlavin to travel to Dublin on April 22 nd at 11am, some people are going to Bord Gais Theatre for the Four Seasons concert with Vladmir Jablokov and 45 piece orchestra at 3pm. Please book your own tickets if you wish to attend the concert, otherwise just book to travel on the bus. 0879693960.


Sympathy to Fran Gilllespie, Church Road, on the recent death of his father Frank, funeral took place in Donegal. May Frank rest in peace.

Easter Catholic Festival

Arise Catholic Family Festival 2023 – Calling families to come and join the festival in Tramore, Co. Waterford as we celebrate Easter together in the Sunny southeast. Make new friends with other families, share in wonderful celebrations of Holy Mass, and experience great teaching and seminars. Age-appropriate content is offered across the age groups. Dates April 10th – 13th 2023. This is an initiative of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore and the Tine Network. There is also a programme for young

On the 11th April, there is an open evening ladies’ conference with Guest Speaker Jackie Ascough, and on the 12th there is an open men’s evening with our guest speaker, Deacon Zoltan. It’s also possible to join
with a day pass. For more details go to www.arisefamilyfestival.ie

Date for your Diary

Dunlavin Graveyard Mass – will take place on Sunday, August 13th at 7pm. Please let family and friends know. Thank you.

Knock Pilgrimage

Diocesan Knock Pilgrimage – which will be led by Archbishop Farrell, will take place on Saturday, April 29th. Please email knockpilgrimage@dublindiocese.ie if you have

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 2023

A fully escorted pilgrimage will take place from April 4 th to 11 th 2023. Direct return flights from Dublin.€755. A deposit of €100 secures a place.
To book a place contact Josie Duffy on 0872543235. The trip is being organised by the Marian Pilgrimages.

AFC Scratch

Recent winner the soccer first score scratch cards was Niamh Deegan, Sheilagh McNamara, Denise Fagan and Mary Murphy, The Green.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!

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.

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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