Donard /Glen Camogie Club

Donard /Glen Camogie Club

The annual general meeting of Donard Glen Camogie CLub was held in Donard Hall on Sunday 11th November. The following officers were elected. Honorary Presidents Mary Mills and Bridy O Neill, Chairperson Brian McDonald, Vice Chair Nora O Neill, Secretary Breda Walsh, Assistant Secretary Clair Whelan, Treasurers Breda O Keefe & Donal

Dunne Child Welfare Officer Elaine Switzer, Development Officer Mary Brophy, PRO Karen Walsh. Chairperson Brian McDonald thanked all outgoing officers for their hard work and dedication over the past year and wished the incoming committee success.

Paralympian Friedreichs Ataxia winner gives research funding a welcome boost

The community in West Wicklow have all been inspired by the paralympian champion, Helen Kearney, on her triple medal win in the London paralympics. So inspired were they that Rathsallagh Golf Club chef Mark Fuston and Dunlavin Bacon Company Mark Walsh ran a golf classic on 26th October 2012. It was cold day but the rain stayed off as golfers cued up for their place to play on what would be seen as the last day before the winter. The food in the golf club was welcomed on their return and a large crowd were present for the prize giving which saw local team Dean Sheridan, Johnny McGrath, Eoin Roddy, Dunlavin Pat Byrne Baltinglass take the honours. Over €3,000 was raised but the full figure realised is not available just yet.

The Shorthorn breeders Association ran a table quiz on Friday 2nd November in Rathsallagh golf club. Tom Kelly Annalecky, Albert Dillon, Brendan Hickey and Brendan O’Donnell won on the night. 2nd place went to Teresa and Willie Whelan and Patricia and Jimmy Whittle, 3rd Fr. Prenderville, Lucy Mooney and Breda and John O’Keeffe. It was a closely fought contest with Bridy ONeill Whitestown House taking the week-end away in the raffle. Over €1,200 was made on the night but full figure is not available as yet. Special thanks to Pat Whelan for setting and asking the questions. Christmas cards for Friedreich’s Ataxia Research have gone on sale at €8 for 15 Irish made cards.

Community Games

Dunlavin Community Games wish to acknowledge €198 from church gate collection. Many thanks for the support.

Reindeer Food

Magic Reindeer food is now on sale in Dunlavin at €1 a bag. Proceeds to Solas Unit for Autism in Scoil Nicholas Naofa. Seeda available from Adrienne Muldowney, Kay Grattan, Suzanne Slevin and Linda Darker and in the shops

Writers Group

The writers group will meet on Saturday November 24th at 11am in Meitheal coffee shop. New members always welcome.

Girls Night Out

A girls night out will take place on Friday 23rd November 2012 in Dunlavin GAA Clubhouse at 8pm. It is in aid of Solas in Scoli Nioclais Naofa. Come along to a fun girls only night out and support a good cause. Tickets €20 which includes a welcome drink, nibbles, tea/coffee and entertainment. Bring your own bottle.

Craft Fair

Dunlavin and District Forum will hold their annual Christmas craft fair December 9th in the Imaal Hall. The cost of a stall is €25 and will be allocated on a first come basis. Contact Bernie on 0872872619.


The Dara Ensemble and The Iveagh Singers will present an evening of music and song on Saturday November 24th at 7.30pm in the Grangebeg Camphill Community Hall .Tickets €10 proceeds to Kildare Steiner Waldorf School . The concert is being dedicated to the late Matt Walford who died suddenly in Dunlavin recently.

Craft Fair

In conjunction with winter wonderland there will be a craft fair on 15th and 16th December 2-6pm. If you are interested in taking a stall please contact Heather on 087/9666918.


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