Dunlavin notes week August 28th

Folk Group

When we sing hymns we pray twice! – The folk group are looking for new members.

We sing at 12 mass on the first Sunday of the month and 10am mass on the third

Sunday of the month, with a short practice before and after mass. All

are welcome. We will be starting back after summer at 12 mass on 3rd Sept. Call

Suzanne on 087 2977794 or speak to any member of the folk group after mass.



Registration will take place in the Imaal Hall at 7pm next Thursday, 31st August.

This is to register existing members and the interest in new members joining.

We have quite a long waiting list, so get names on it asap.

We are always looking for volunteers so if you or you know anyone interested please contact me by whats app or text. Darina Gaynor 086 2590266


6-9 beavers

9-12 cubs

12-15 scouts

15-18 ventures

Social Dancing

Social Dancing will take place in Donard Community Hall on September 23rd from 9-12 pm. Music by The Gamblers. It continues on the 3rd Saturday of each month. October 21s t Adrian Ryan, November 18th Philip English, December 16th Michelle Murphy. All welcome.


Sympathy – is extended on the death of Elizabeth (Betty) Eager (née Barrett) who passed peacefully on Tuesday, August 22nd and whose funeral took place in Donoughmore on Friday, August 25th. Predeceased by her loving husband Joss, Betty is mourned by her family, relatives, neighbours and friends. May Betty Rest in peace.

Village Market

We are trying to gauge what interest there would be for people to hold a market on the Church grounds, one Sunday a month. This could include plants, home-baking, art & craft items etc. If you feel you are interested in hosting stall, please get in touch with the Parish Centre Tue-Thur on 045 401871.


Exploring Faith as an Adult – Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week, Adult Faith Development course on Thursday evenings, run by the Dublin Archdiocese in DCU St. Patrick’s Campus, Upper Drumcondra Rd, Dublin 9. Late September to May (7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m). Application is now open for Sept 2023. Early application advised. Contact: Pathways Director, Eileen Houlahan at 01 8087594 or pathways@dublindiocese.ie. Web: www.missionministry.ie

Bereavement Support

 The Irish Hospice Foundation provides a free Bereavement Support Line. This National Freephone Service is available from 10am – 1pm, Monday to Friday, by calling 1800 807077. Visit www.hospicefoundation.ie for more information.

Date for your Diary.

Rampere Recycling Centre Collections.

September 2nd Farm Plastic.

September 9th Mattress.

September 16th, Hazardous Waste, ( Paints, Medicines, Oils etc)

Open 10am to 2pm each of the Saturdays.

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.

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 trip is taking place to

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.

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

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!

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 2nd Saturday outside Church of Ireland 10-12. Blessington 1st Saturday, outside Secondary School (Naas Road) 10-12. Hollywood 3rd 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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