Get Arty & Crafty

Get Arty & Crafty

Learn to paint ceramics and glass in just one day. Beautiful objects for your home and ideal Christmas gifts. Make your own amazing piece of textile art using fabric and fibre, combined with painting and drawing. Workshops in Meitheal Coffee shop on Saturday December 8th and Thursday December 13th 10am to 1pm. For more information contact Petra on 086/0563625.

Christmas Culture Café

West Wicklow Arts Network presents the Christmas Culture Cafe on Monday, December 10th in Davidstown Schoolhouse in the Glen of Imaal at 8p.m. Tea, coffee and chat and Christmas foodie treats as well.

Special guest, Kiltegan resident Haydn Price will share his passion for the work of Dylan Thomas and the renowned tale, ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’. It promises to be a magical evening. All are welcome.

Donard/Glen Daycare

Donard/Glen Daycare has a position available for a childcare worker who is undertaking or has completed FETAC level 5 in childcare. All applicants must qualify for Community Employment.

Please cotact Donard/Glen Daycare , Donard, Co. Wicklow 045 404522 or email donardglendaycare@hotmail.com attention Fiona Houston for further details.


The Maynooth Gospel Choir will be singing by candle light at St David’s Church, Main Street, Naas in aid of Kildare Youth Services (KYS) on Saturday 8th December @ 8pm.  Tickets €20. 

Please contact KYS Basin Street Naas on 045 897893 or Val 086 159 5186 for tickets and further information.  This event will certainly get you in the festive spirit!

Dunlavin Tidy Towns

Dunlavin Tidy Town’s Afternoon Tea & Raffle Thursday 13th Dec. from 2---4pm in Dunlavin Inn. Your support would be appreciated.

Santa’s Winter Wonderland
Once again Santa is visiting Moat Farm, Donard for one weekend only on 15th/16th Dec from 2 - 6 pm. Visit to Santa is €10 per child, adults free. No booking required. Further info contact 087 9666918

Donoughmore National School Parent’s Association have invited Enda Carmody, Mimosa Flower Shop, Blessington to give a seasonal demonstration in Donoughmore Hall, Glen of Imaal on Thursday 13th December at 8 pm. Refreshments will be served. Proceeds are in aid of the school with tickets on sale now at 10 euro from D. Egar (087) 9194969. Don’t miss a great evening out and the opportunity to pick up lots of ideas for Christmas!

Jonathan Swift School

The new pedestrian pathway to the school was officially opened on Tuesday 27th Nov.

The opening ceremony was performed by Mrs Rachel Merry. The pathway is to be called ‘The Merry Way’ in memory of Mr Gordon Merry, a great friend of Jonathan Swift N.S who passed away last year. A granite seat in his memory was also unveiled. Mrs Merry has made a generous contribution to this venture.

A large crowd of parents, former pupils and friends attended the ceremony at 12 noon on the day. The children and teachers walked from the ‘Park and Stride’ area in front of the church to ‘The Merry Way’.

Mr Colin Barrett, Chairperson of the BOM and the Principal, Mary Tyrrell, thanked all who were involved in this successful venture. ‘

N.S and the Dunlavin Community Playschool.

Christmas Lights

The Dunlavin &District Forum Christmas Lights Ceremony will take place on Saturday December 8th at 5pm at the Market House. All welcome to come along and join in some Christmas Carols.


Sympathy is extended to the Brophy family on the death of Jim after a long illness. Jim who was predeceased by his daughter Amanda is mourned by his wife Kay, daughter Jacqueline, sons Paul and Raymond, sisters Jean and Mary, brothers Mick, Pat, Brendan, Sean and Des and many relatives and friends.

Jim’s funeral took place in Dunlavin on Nov 21. May Jim rest in peace.