Dunlavin notes week July 17th


The death took place of Maureen Quigley (née Cryan), Barrack Street, Donard, Co. Wicklow and formerly Ballina, Co. Mayo, 13th July 2023. Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, in the wonderful care of Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross.

Pre-deceased by her husband John (Francie), sadly missed and always remembered by her son Seán, daughter Marianne, sons-in-law Anthony and Marcelo, grandchild Joshua, sisters Graine and Brid, brothers Cathal and Kevin, nieces, nephews, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, relatives, neighbours, and friends. Maureen’s funeral took place in Donard on Saturday July 15th 2023. May she rest in peace.

Brain Tumour  Ireland fundraiser

Thanks to all who  supported last weeks coffee morning. The amount raised was €2,748:55 for Brain tumour Ireland. Thank you to everyone who supported the coffee morning/raffle in the Parish centre, last Friday.


Sympathy to the family of  EamonnNolan, Blackrath, who died  unexpectedly on Sunday, 09th July 2023, he will be deeply and forever mourned by his heartbroken wife Yvonne, much loved children Aishling & Conor, his brothers & sisters, parents in law, sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews, extended family and his friends.Eamonn’s funeral took place in Crookstown. May he rest in peace.


Thanks to all who supported the recent collection for West Wicklow Daycare Centre which raised €1362.75. Your support is very much appreciated.

The death took place last week of Jim Higgins, Kilcullen, Street.

Jim passed away, peacefully, after a brief illness, in the exceptional care of staff at the Beacon Hospital in Dublin. Predeceased by his brother Ted and his sisters Gretta, Claire, Dinah and Maureen. Beloved husband to Josie (nee Copeland) and father to Paul, Bernard and Fiona. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family including daughter-in-law Máirín, his adoring and adored grandsons, Eoin, Ben, Oscar and Luke, his nieces, nephews and extended family. Will be hugely missed by his wide circle of friends, his golfing buddies and his wonderful neighbours. Jim’s funeral took place in Dunlavin on Wednesday July 12th 2023. May Jim rest in peace.

Visit the Library.

Little Library Bags for children starting school in September, Summer Stars reading and Free FAI women’s World Cup Activity Books – drop in to the library tomorrow or during the week and pick up your loot! Great way to start children to read and use the library. Huge selection of children’s books.

Golf Classic

Dunlavin GAA club will host a golf classic on Saturday July 29th 2023 at Baltinglass Golf Club. Cost €200 per team, this incudes round of golf and meal.Contact Alan Deering for tee times 0851052389, tee box sponsorship contact Conor Miley 0876871186. Tee box sponsorship €25

Parish Monthly Draw – We will be hosting a monthly Parish draw to raise funds for the Church, with the first draw taking place in September. We are looking for volunteers to sell tickets and tickets are now on sale from the Parish centre at €10 per month. For any information please contact Breda on 086 3598866 or the Parish office on 045 401871. Thank you.

Church Adoration

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

Duffy Coach Hire Tours

The following trips are coming up for next few months.

Donegal Sunday August 13th for 5 nights.

Roscommon Sunday October 1st for 4nights.

For information on the above tours call Duffy’s 0596471681 /0872543235.

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

Date for your Diary

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

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.

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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