Swedish Fiddlers who will be joined on stage by some local artists. Tickets priced at €10 are on sale at Parish Office, Office Shop and Hennessy’s. Our Swedish visitors will also perform at the 11am Mass in the Church of Our Lady on that Sunday morning. This is a thank you to the people of Blessington especially John McNamara who made the initial contact with them ten years ago.They then will travel on to the University of Limerick where they will accompany local Fiddler Rachel Conlon in her final performance Concert on Thursday May 17. For further information you can contact any of the following Pat Conlon tel. 086 0752072, Jeanette O’Toole tel. 086 8179507 or John Coogan tel. 087 1303491.
Western Gaels are holding a clothes collection on May 11th from 7-9pm and May 12th 10-`12.30pm. in Dujnlavin GAA clubhouse. They are also holding a table quiz in Dunlavin Inn on May 19th at 9pm. Dunlavin GAA are starting operation transformation from May 7th for 8 weeks, this includes excerise, menu planning, weigh in. Call to the clubhouse on Monday night if interested.
Camphill Community would like to thank all who supported their recent head shave and dye which took place in Meitheal Coffee shop last week. The event raised €680 for cancer research.
Picture Book Workshop
Would you like your child to illustrate their very own picture book? A picture book workshop will commence in Blessington Bookstore on May 12th and will run for six weeks until June 16th 2012 from 10am-12 noon. Cost €95. To book telephone 045/857730 or www.blessingtonbookstore.ie
The course will be facilitated by Dunlavin practicing illustrator & Children’s Book Maker Sarah Whelan.
8th Annual Simon Open Door
Why not improve your home and tackle homelessness in Ireland with a visit to Marvin Architectural, Stephen Street on May 12th or 13th.Architect Patrick Lennon will be on site to offer advice to anyone who may be considering new build, replacement or upgrading. Project Architects specialize in sustainability and offer a whole house assessment on how to maximise your insulation and cut down on energy costs. To book a consultation phone 045/40100 or log on to www.simonopendoor.ie
Consultation for one hour for a €50 donation to Simon. While you are visiting Marvin complimentary tea/coffee and cakes from local Meitheal restaurant and coffee shop.
Dunlavin Festival Of Arts
To celebrate the 30th Festival of Arts this June The Milltown singers and friends are hosting Showboat on the river in Milltown. To fund the production of this musical a raffle will take place on May 11th in Rathsallagh Golf Club.Prizes for the raffle are 1st A painting by local artist Shay O’ Byrne, 2nd A painting by Geraldine Donohoe, 3rd Sunday Lunch in Rathsallagh House for 4, 4thHamper of local produce, 5th OPW Heritage Card, 6th 4 Green Fees for Rathsallagh Golf club. Many more prizes. Lines €2, your support would be appreciated.
Mothers Breastfeeding Support Group
The group meetin the Parish Centre on Wednesday mornings from 10.30am to 12.30pm. If you are a new mother and would like to come along for a cuppa and a chat you are more than welcome. Contact Caroline for more information 087-7519425
Sympathy is extended to the family of Ellen Humphries, Church Terrace who died last week. Ellen is mourned by her husband Ted and sons James and Eddie and many relatives and friends. Ellen’s funeral took place in Baltinglass on May 3rd 2012. May she rest in peace.
As part of this years “Spring Clean “ the committee are organising the cleaning of several areas in the town on Saturday May 19th 2012 from9.30am to 11.30am.If you are aware of any particular area that requires attention please contact some of the committee. The committee are inviting residents to give an hour or two to help in this voluntary effort to make the town look its best. Gloves and rubbish bags will be provided on the day. Meeting point will be the monument on the Fair Green.
The annual raffle will take place on Saturday June 2nd in the Imaal Hall. There will be 10 prizes of €150, €75, and €50. your support would be appreciated. All funds raised will go back into improving our town.
If you are interested in researching your local history you may be interested in attending a course to help you go about it. County Wicklow Partnership are offering a free course to help you with your research. The Course entitled “ Researching your local area” will take place in Aughrim on Wednesday evenings and Annamoe on Saturday mornings. For information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 040220955.
Jonathan Swift National School
A car boot sale will take place in the school grounds during the Festival of Arts on Sunday June 17th from 12noon to 6pm. Cars €10, Vans €15. Set up from 11am.
On June 29th Rathsallagh Golf Club are hosting a major fundraiser for the Jonathan Swift school. Please support this fun golf event followed by BBQ and music. Golfers :4 ball plus BBQ €50. BBQ €25. Golf 12-6pm. BBQ 6pm till late. Enquiries and booking to golf club 045/403316. ( BBQ enquiries to 045/601611)