Dunlavin notes week May 29th

Thursday Miscellany.

Thursday Miscellany has now become an annual event as part of Dunlavin Arts Festival .This year it’s on the 15th of June in the Imaal Hall at 8pm sharp. 

We have, as usual, readings from Dunlavin Writers with musical interludes from the Milltown Singers. This year we are introducing a European influence to the music which will celebrate diversity in our community. Make sure you don’t miss what promises to be a very entertaining hour or so.


Our social night will be held on Sunday, 4th June, in The Crookstown Inn. We hope to have a club night full of celebration with our annual awards! And we look forward to seeing all our coaches, players, members, and all from our community attend, a chance for us to get together to celebrate our club.
Nominations for the clubperson of the year for 2022 can be made via the following link before Monday 29th. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx…
Contact Siobhan Figgis or any committee member for your ticket.

Feile Fundraiser

St Nicholas Under 15 team are hosting a table quiz in The Glen Lounge on Friday 9 th June at 9pm. €40 per team of 4. Raffle on the night.


Sympathy is extended to Maurice Cullen (Dublin Products) on the recent death of his father Pat. Pat’s funeral took place in Carlow. May he rest in peace.

Set Dance Ceili

A set dance ceili will take place in the Imaal Hall on Friday June 16 th at 9.30pm. Music by Liz and Sly. Proceeds in aid of Donard/Dunlavin

Meals and Wheels. All welcome.

Bodywhys – On Wednesday, May 31st, at 7pm, Harriet Parsons from Bodywhys, The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland, will talk about eating disorders and how best to support someone affected by them. This is the national voluntary organisation for people affected by eating disorders, including friends and family. It offers support, information, a listening ear and understanding. Booking Email for tickets:
libraryoutreach@wicklowcoco.ie This is a FREE, online event and brought to you by Wicklow County Council Library Service as part of the Healthy Ireland at your Library programme.

Adoration – of the Blessèd Sacrament takes place on Thursday evenings, in St Nicholas of Myra Church, Dunlavin, from 8pm-9pm. All are welcome!

Plants for Sale – Bedding Plants & Cottage Garden plants. Contact:
Pauline Allen 087-6183903. Reasonable Prices!!!! I can fill your hanging baskets, window boxes, and potted arrangements for your Patio or Family Grave. If anyone has spare small pots I would really appreciate them!!!

Duffy Coach Hire Tours

Thursday June 1 st Day Trip to Bloom

The following trips are coming up for next few months. July 16 th for 4 nights trip to Killarney.

Donegal Sunday August 13 th for 5 nights.
Roscommon Sunday October 1 st for 4nights.
For information on the above tours call Duffy’s 0596471681/0872543235.

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.

Date for your Diary

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

AFC Scratch

Recent winner of the soccer first score scratch cards was Amy Conroy.
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.

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!

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.

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 |


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.

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.

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