Sympathy is extended to the family of Lulu Pearson, Boherboy , Dunlavin who died last week. Lulu was 95 and was predeceased by her husband Raymond. She is mourned by her daughters Audrey, Phylis, Valerie and Magory, sons Malcom and Ivan, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Burial took place on Wednesday April 11th in Athy following Service in St. Mary’s Church, Baltinglass. May Lulu rest in peace.


The Annual General Meeting of Dunlavin Tidy Towns takes place on Thursday April 19th at 7.30pm in the Imaal Hall. All welcome to attend.

Dunlavin Inn Golf Society

Next outing to Tulfarris on April 28th 11.30-12.30.New members welcome.

Big Jim’s Hoolie

This memorial fundraiser in aid of St Brigid’s Hospice on the Curragh will take place on July 14th and 15th.This promises to be a family fun weekend with many events being organised.Some of the events will be Tug of War, Vintage Rally, Wheel of Fortune, Crazy Football, Thorny Rose, Pool and Dart competitions and much more.

Writers Group

The newly formed writers group will meet in Meitheal on Saturday April 28th at 10.30 am. All welcome.

Free Childcare Programme- Parents and Childminders

The childminders advisory service H.S.E. will host a free introductory childcare programme in Quinns’s Lounge, Baltinglass on Saturday 21st and 28th April (2 day Course) 9.30am-4.30pm.This programme covers all aspects of setting up childminding from home including the voluntary notification system, tax exemption, and childminder’s grant scheme. It will also benefit parents. Advance booking to: Bridie Clancy, Childminders Advisory Service, Phone 01-6106147 or email bridie.clancy@hse.ie

Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting of the Forum will take place on April 17th 2012 at 8pm in Scoil Nioclais Naofa National School. All welcome to attend.

Trad Night

A national tour featuring renowned Kerryman Seamus Begley and Folk Musician of the year2012, Tim Edey will perform in Timmins Bar, Baltinglass on Saturday April 21st 2012. The tour is funded by the Arts Council and organised locally by West Wicklow Arts Network. Tickets €10. places limited and bookings to Conor at conor@artlands.ie 059-6473330. A night of music to raise the spirit and soothe the soul is guaranteed.

Golf Classic

On June 29th Rathsallagh Golf Club are hosting a major fundraiser for the Jonathan Swift school. Please support this fun golf event followed by evening meal and music. Further details later.

Shave or Dye

Meitheal is hosting a shave or dye fundraiser on April 27th at 3pm in aid of cancer research. Anyone who sponsors Lisa can vote on the colour she dyes her hair, while Jeannie will go for the full shave. Please drop in and support this good cause.

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.mullen@hotmail.com.

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.

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 telephon 045/406000 or email info@colaistepc.ie

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.

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 Postage 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.

Library Opening Hours

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.

If anyone has a notice for the Dunlavin Notes please email dunlavinnotes@hotmail.com