Dunlavin notes week April 24th


Sympathy to Clare Walsh, Church Road on the death of her sister Patricia Ward in Australia. Funeral took place in Australia. May Patricia rest in peace.

That time of the year again when we do our sunrise walk looking into the wicklow hills {hopefully}. So Saturday morning the 13th may we will meet in spratstown and its about a 4k to the top of Knockdoo {W91p92e}. After the walk there will be tea or coffee and a few Sausage rolls. We will meet at 5am. Everyone is welcome to take part and enjoy this lovely walk. Last year we collected almost 1500 euro and this year we hope to do the same. All money collected will go to the samaratons in Newbridge and kildare branch. Please share this post with your friends. Many thanks Sean {0872564867


The death took place of Liam Kehoe, Rathbawn, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow. 17th April 2023, after a brief illness in the care of the staff in Tallaght Hospital. Husband of the late Bernie, and father to Aidan, David, Emer and predeceased by brother Chris. Will be dearly missed by his family, son in law Larry, Aidan’s partner Breda, grandchildren. Leo and Zoe, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, and many friends. Liam’s funeral took place in Dunlavin on Thursday April 20 th 2023. May he rest in peace.

Music and Dance

An afternoon of music and dance will take place in The Glen Lounge on Sunday April 30 th from 3pm . The proceeds will go to the patient comfort fund in Baltinglass Hospital. All support would be appreciated.
Admission €10. Music by Stacey Breen, Rossi M, Jack Keogh, Tommy Band the Glenbilly showband.


“The Celtic Brothers” – performed and entertained in a wonderful concert in St. Nicholas of Myra last Sunday, April 9th. So wonderful to see the community gather together in aid of Donard/Dunlavin Meals on Wheels.

Congratulations to Margaret Lynott for organising and to those who helped out in anyway. The event and raffle were a great success, with a total profit of €3,500 raised to date. Thank you to everyone who attended and supported.

Raffle Winners

1 st Alice & Larry Miley
2 nd Jenny Foley
3 rd Mary O’Neill Annalecky
4 th Kevin Kearney
5 th Ann Cullen Merriganstown
6 th Bridie O’Neill Whitestown
7 th Anne O’ Reilly
8 th Louise Murphy
9 th Emily Dowzer
10 th Joe Dempsey
11 th Seamus Sinnott
12 th Margaret Healy O’Brien
13 th Antoinette Whelan
14 th Mary O’Donnell
15 th David Lennon
16 th Liam Burke
17 th Anne Roche
18 th Peter Hayden

The Bakery

The opening hours for The Bakery are Friday & Saturday evenings from 17-20 hours

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. Open Thursday to Sunday inclusive.

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 chapter!

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.

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.

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

AFC Scratch

Recent winner of the soccer first score scratch cards was MoMo Doran.
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 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.

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.


Praying the Rosary – has returned in St Nicholas of Myra Church on Wednesday mornings at 10am. All are welcome!

Mobile Recycling has Recommenced – Dunlavin 2 nd Saturday outside Church of Ireland 10-12. Blessington 1 st Saturday, outside Secondary School (Naas Road) 10-12. Hollywood 3 rd 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 086-213749. or mlally@familycarers.ie

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