Dunlavin Notes

Community Games

Community Games

Congratulations to Mark Reid on winning a gold medal at the Under 12 clay modelling ,2nd Mollie McCormack,4th James Darker. Jack Reid won gold in Under 10 clay modelling, Hannah Bevan was 3rd and Aimee Doyle 4th.

Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting--- parenting from inside out. April workshop: How to communicate effectively with your children, birth to teenage years.Wednesday April 18th at 8pm at Punchestown AMI School, Baltreacy, Naas, Co. Kildare. Cost € 20. If you would like a workshop /course given at your school or in a local premises on any parenting issue please contact Gaye Mullen for details.045/874175.or email gma.mellen@hotmail.com.


A whist drive will take place in Donoughmore Hall on March 30th at 8.30pm. All Welcome.

Writing Group

Following a meeting last week it proved there was enough interest in forming a writers group. The group will be facilitated by award winning poet and short story writer Paddy O’ Byrne. They will meet in Meitheal on Saturday March 24th.at 11am. If you feel a novel coming on please come along. Home work for that day is 150 words on Daffodils. Watch this space for book launches.

Zumba Fitness

A Zumba fitness class takes place in the Imaal Hall every Wednesday night at 8pm. The Latin inspired , easy to follow calorie burning, dance fitness party. Come along and feel the music and let loose.

Indoor Bowling

Indoor Bowling now takes place on Monday nights in the Imaal Hall at 8pm, an activity aimed at the young at heart in the community. Do drop in and have a go, great social night.

Golf Society

Dunlavin Inn Golf Society next outing on March 31st to Bunclody. New Members welcome. Great to see so many young budding Rory McElroys on last outing.

Fetac Level 5

Enrolments are now being taken for a Fetac Level 5 in Business and office Administration for September 2012. The course is full time, however it may be possible to facilitate those applying who may wish to complete it in 2 years.Student Grants available. For further information telephone 045/406000 or email info@colaistepc.ie

Cake Sale

Dunlavin GAA club will be holding a cake sale after 10am Mass on April 1st. Your support would be appreciated.

Scoil Nicholas Naofa

Enrolments are now being taken for the school year 2012/2013.Enrolment form and information booklets are available from the school office. For further information please contact 045/401495.

St. Kevin’s Community College

Transition year students in St. Kevin’s Community College are offering free, one to one computer training for those over 65 and over. The user-friendly classes will take place on 5 consecutive Thursday afternoons, 2.45-3.45pm commencing on April 19th.2012. Closing date for applications is March 23rd. Contact the college on 045 406000. This course has proved a great success for the past few years allowing many people to keep in contact with family members that have emigrated to find work. Well worth signing up.


Entries are now being accepted for the Festival of Arts Annual Short Story competition. The closing date is April 1st. Maximun word count 2000 per story. Entry fee €5 per story. Name and address on separate sheet. Entries to Florence Grace, Rathsallagh, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow.

Midlands Support Group

Midlands Support Group-For Family and Friends Affected by Suicide. Our confidential support group, recently established in conjunction with HOPE(D) welcomes people from all areas in Kildare/ West Wicklow. We meet the first Wednesday of every month at Aras Building (beside Fas) Main Street Newbridge at 8pm.Our aim is to connect with people where members can share experiences, advice or just listen providing sympathetic understanding towards one another. For people who have lost a loved one to suicide and would like to connect with others who have gone through the same experience please feel free to come along. Please do not hesitate to contact Jacinta on 0872229695 should you require more information. “Those who have known the hurt can best help to heal”

Used stamps

Please keep you used postage stamps from your Christmas cards for St Patrick’s Missions Kiltegan who can use them to fundraise. Used stamps can be dropped into the parish office anytime. Thanks to all who have donated stamps over the past years.

Photocopying Service

A photocopying service is available in the Parish Centre, telephone 045/401871 for details.

St Vincent de Paul Group

The telephone contact number for the local branch is 0857274194.and the contact number for the Samaritans 1850-60-90-90


Check out the Dunlavin and District Forum’s website at www.ddf.ie.


Bingo takes place in the Imaal Hall every Saturday night at 9pm. The funds raised by the Bingo goes towards the upkeep of the Imaal Hall and well worth supporting.


Dunlavin library opening hours are as follows Tuesday 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 3pm – 5pm and 6.30 –8.30pm, Friday 11am –1pm and 3pm to 5pm, Saturday 11am -1pm. Closed on the Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends.