Dunlavin notes week September 4th


Sympathy to Harry Carroll and family on the death of his sister Rose Byrne. Rose’s funeral took place in Blessington, may she rest in peace.



Upcoming Lecture:
Tuesday 12 September @ 8pm    
Yvonne Whitty:
Early Medieval Burial in Ireland – Excavation at Moneycarroll
On Thursday 25 March 2021, three burials were discovered at Moneycarroll,
Newtownmountkennedy, while construction work was underway for a housing
development. These discoveries are of immense importance both locally and
regionally, offering valuable insights into burial rituals and beliefs during the early
medieval period, a time of significant social change in Ireland.
Where: Lalor Centre [W91 XW57], near St. Joseph’s Church, Baltinglass
Admission: members €5; non-members €8
Yvonne Whitty, based in Tinahely, is a licensed archaeologist since 2005.  She was
involved in the Preban Graveyard Archaeological Projects in the 2010s.  Most
recently she was appointed Wicklow Community Archaeologist, in an initiative to
provide professional archaeological services to groups throughout the county.

Further Dates:
Tuesday 17 October @ 8 p.m.
Jimmy O’Toole:
The Homes of the Carlow Gentry
Where: Lalor Centre [W91 XW57], near St. Joseph’s Church, Baltinglass
Admission: members €5; non-members €8

Mid-November (Blessington)

The Launch of the 12th Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society will take place
in mid-November. Date and venue to be finalised. The launch will feature a visual
presentation by Aidan Cruise, WWHS member, on the Blessington Tram. Admission
is free.

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 23 rd from 9-12 pm. Music by The Gamblers. It continues on the 3 rd Saturday of each month. October 21 s t Adrian Ryan, November 18 th Philip English, December 16 th Michelle Murphy. All welcome.

Village Market

Great day at the first village market on the Church grounds, Over 14 stall holders took part selling a variety of crafts including plants, home-baking, art & craft items etc. It was great to have the amazing weather and so many people out to support the event. Contact the parish office if you would like to be involved in the October market. Telephone 045401871


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 9 th Mattress.

September 16 th , 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 on September 9 th at the Saturday night Bingo in the Imaal Hall. 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 1 st 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
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 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 number.

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

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.

Baltinglass Credit Union are now actively issuing Education/Student Loans & at a low rate of 6.5% (6.71% APR).

An example of a €3,000 Education Loan over a 2 year period (104 weekly repayments of €30.78) would cost the member €200.49 in interest, therefore, the total amount repayable would be €3200.49. Terms & Conditions & normal lending criteria apply.

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!

Plants for Sale – Bedding Plants & Cottage Garden plants along with some Silk Flower arrangements – Contact Pauline Allen 087-6183903.

Reasonable Prices!!!!
I can fill your hanging baskets, window boxes and potted arrangements for your patio or Family Grave. Also available are small Garden Signs and Wine bottles with lights suitable for late nights on the Patio.

Mobile Recycling – 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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