Dunlavin notes week June 5th

Dunlavin Festival of Arts

Festival Schedule 2023
Thursday 15 th : Festival Miscellany, Imaal Hall 7.30pm. A night with Dunlavin Writers
Group and friends.
Friday 16th June
6.30 pm Exhibitions open
7.30pm Official opening of Art exhibitions followed with live music by Marie O’ Hara
and Mary Nolan in Market House
Fun Fair Dunlavin Green All Weekend.
9.30pm Set Dance Céilí in the Imaal Hall. Refreshments served. Proceeds to Meals
on Wheels.
Saturday June 17th
12 noon All exhibitions open
2pm Drumming Workshop Dunlavin Green
4pm Viking re-enactment. Dunlavin Green (weather permitting)
4.45pm Camphill Theatre Group
7.00 pm A Rose by any Other Name,” Market House.
9pm Bingo in the Imaal Hall
Sunday June 18 th
12 Noon Thanksgiving Mass.
12 Noon All exhibitions open
1pm Incognito Postcard sale
Craft Fair in the Imaal Hall
2pm Bar-B-Que Dunlavin Green
2pm Drumming Workshop on The Green
3pm Dog Show on Cow Green
Family Fun Day on Dunlavin Green
Cartoon Character Show on Dunlavin Green
Street Music, Street Entertainment, Teddy Bears Picnic on The Green
Live Music
4.30pm Drumming Workshop on The Green
5pm History walk around the village. Commencing at the Mark

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.
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!!!

Oscar Wilde Evening
Go Wilde with Oscar in Dunlavin Market House Library
Join Richard Lynch for a Classic Victorian Evening and share the company of one of the
greatest writers in English Literature, Oscar Wilde in Dunlavin Library on Thursday
evening 25th May at 7 pm. Transport yourself back in time to the Victorian era, and treat
yourself to an evening of sparkling humour and wit, tinged with a certain pity and
sadness. This is a free event but it is necessary to book a ticket. Tickets can be booked
by emailing libraryoutreach@wicklowcoco.ie or calling the library at 045 401100

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
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

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 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

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

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.

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 |

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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