AROUND THE DISTRICTS
Donoughmore and Donard Christmas Market takes place on Saturday, December 8, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Donoughmore Hall. You can visit all the usual stalls: cakes, toys, bric-à-brac and others; enjoy tea, mince pies and hot chocolate. Admission is free.
FOOTBALL CLUB NOTES
The football club AGM was held in Donard Hall last Friday night and nearly everyone there got a job.Fr Eamonn is club patron. Seán Byrne, Pat O’Neill and Paddy Toomey are presidents. Colm Toomey is chairman with Laurence Daly Vice-chairperson. Jerome Kelly is still secretary with Séamus Daly his assistant. Conor Healy is the new treasurer assisted by Eoin Kelly. Shane Kelly is Juvenile secretary. Brendan Daly will look after the fixtures. Brendan Daly and Colm Toomey are joint Registrars. Niall Curran and Colm O’Neill are now health and Well Being Officers. Ray Halloran and Alan Daly are the players’ representatives. Culture Officer is Jerome Kelly.
The County Board Officers are Peter Case and Mick Walshe backed up by Amanda Butler and Brian Lennon. Tadgh Fennin will be Club Trainer with Keith Furlong and Brendan Daly his helpers. Barry Metcalfe and Paddy Toomey will look after the junior team. Last but not least is Larry Daly, who will be grounds man.
There was no winner of the jackpot last week. Nora O’Neill and the Tatty Family matched three and won €100 each. The jackpot now stands at €7,500.
The annual Christmas Candlelight Carol Service will take place in Donard Church on Sunday, December 16, at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come along and share in this lovely meaningful service and get away from the hustle and bustle of the hectic preparations for Christmas. We look forward to seeing you there.
The very popular Rory’s Stories will be in Germaine’s, Baltinglass on January 25, 2019, at 8.30 p.m. Tickets €15 each, over16s only. For tickets please contact Linda at 087 2178843, The Donard/Glen camogie Facebook page or any member of Donard/ Glen camogie club.
Sympathy is extended to the Quinlan family Donard on the death of Una. Una is mourned by her husband Johnny, son George, daughter Lindsey, mother-in-law Bridget and many relatives and friends. Una’s funeral took place in Donard on Monday, November 26. Sympathy also to Bridget Barrett on the death of her brother-in-law John. May they rest in peace.
BEST OF LUCK
Best wishes to Christian and family with their new venture An Lar (Meitheal) a vegan/vegetar-
ian cafe. Open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will open at weekends in 2019. Free WiFi. Great selection of Wholefoods on sale. Yoga classes on Tuesdays and Fridays. The new year will see workshops on Fermenting food, raw food and growing Wheatgrass.
A whist drive will take place on Thursday, December 6, at 8.30 p.m. in the Jonathan Swift hall.
This year’s Christmas cards for Friedreich’s Ataxia research have just gone on sale. There are lots of new designs and hopefully there should be something to suit all tastes. They are great value at 15 Irish made cards for €8 of which €5 goes directly to the charity. They are available at all the following outlets.
Dunlavin: Centra, Whelan’s Pharmacy, Dunlavin Health Centre and the Parish Centre. Donard: John OKeeffe and Cafe. Baltinglass: Murphy Sherrin Veterinary. Kilcullen: Berney’s Pharmacy. Blessington: McGreal’s Pharmacy.
The Friedreich’s Ataxia organisation (www, faraireland.ie) has supported two different research projects during 2018 to the tune of €14,000. They are hoping that with your support they may be able to co-fund a further project before the end of the year. Cards can also be got directly by emailing marykear[email protected]
TURNING ON THE LIGHTS
Dunlavin and District Forum invites everyone to come along to the 2018 Dunlavin Christmas Lights Switch On event on December 1 Meeting at 5.45 p.m. at Market House. Join us for some Carol Singing followed by a mince pie and mulled wine reception afterwards in the Market House. The Christmas Fair will take place on Sunday, December 2, at midday to 4 p.m. Santa arrives at 3 p.m. To book a stall contact Bernie at 086 2872619.
PARISH HISTORY BOOK A new book by Chris Lawlor
entitled ‘With Much Quiet Fervour’ on the history of Dunlavin Catholic Parish and St Nicholas of Myra Church was launched at the harvest festival. The book is now on sale in the parish office, at the back of the church, Ed’s Fruit and Veg and Whelan’s Pharmacy. The 80 paged book costs €5 and would be of interest to people both within and beyond the parish. It would also make a very nice gift to send to locals who are living abroad. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the parish. Would make a great little Christmas present for a loved one.
The Culture Bus will travel to Dublin on December 16 leaving Dunlavin at 11 a.m. and leaving Dublin at 6 p.m. Soak up the Christmas atmosphere with Vladamir’s Viennese Christmas in the Concert Hall at 3 p.m. A very nice Art Exhibition running in the Chester Beatty Library (Free) To book a seat on the bus for the trip telephone 097 9693960. People wishing to go to the concert must purchase their own tickets.
The friendship club is meeting every Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the parish centre. New members always welcome.
THE FOLK GROUP
We’re at midday Mass on the second Sunday of the month and 10 a.m. Mass on the fourth Sunday of the month. We’re always open to new members We practice after Mass, you don’t need to be able to read music to join in the singing and there’s no pressure to attend every time.
We enjoy singing uplifting modern hymns as well as a few of the beautiful traditional ones. If you’re interested in joining us, contact Suzanne at 087 2977794 or speak to one of us after Mass.
Check out Dunlavin.ie for all the updates in your local village.
Dunlavin Breastfeeding Support Group meet in Seomra in the
Imaal Hall every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to midday. Details from Alice at 085 1699425.
An exciting new Community Space ‘Seomra’ has been developed by the Dunlavin Parents Group in the Imaal Hall. These rooms are available to be used for a variety of purposes. Enquiries please to dunlavinon[email protected] gmail.com.
TD John Brady will hold a clinic in Dunlavin parish centre on the second Monday of each month from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. All welcome to drop in.
SHOE BOX APPEAL
Please note the following regarding the Hollywood No Name Club 2018 Shoe Box Appeal for Inner City Helping the Homeless.
Cover the shoe box with Christmas Paper, but do not close it. Any of the following items can be put into the shoe box. Hats, Scarves, gloves, socks, Thermal underwear, Roll on Deodorants, Small shampoo, wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, chocolate bars, soap, sweets, vouchers for McDonalds/Burger King, Christmas Card. We are also looking for donations of Sleeping Bags and Warm Clothes.
Please drop the Shoe Boxes into the Hollywood Centre to any member of staff or drop it to the No Name Club on Wednesday Nights 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. or give it to any member of the No Name Club on or before December 16.
The Friendship Club are visiting Newbridge Silverware on December 5 where they will as always do their Christmas Shopping and finish off with Afternoon Tea. There will be no Friendship Club at the centre on December 5. we will meet on December 12 as usual 2.15 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. and we take our Christmas Holidays till Wednesday,
January 9. We wish all our members a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year.
SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY
The senior citizens Christmas party will be on Thursday, December 13, in the Hollywood Inn. Meal at 3 p.m. Song and dance till 8 p.m. We wish all 95 members an enjoyable evening.
PARISH CHRISTMAS RAFFLE
The Parish Christmas Raffle will be held after evening Mass on Saturday, December 15. Boys and Girls Santa may call by on a brief visit - so we await in anticipation.
Juvenile Badminton classes are back running Mondays 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesdays 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. nights. Places still available for Monday nights for second and third class. Please contact Chloe Clarke for more details at 087 0613292.
The club bowl every Tuesday and Friday nights in the Hollywood Centre between 8.10 p.m. New Members’ are always welcome, so come along and see what it is all about, it is a great way to spend the winter nights.
KIDZ IN THEATRE
Kidz in Theatre are in the Hollywood Centre every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Classes are delivered by a working actor. Guaranteed fun for all. Now accepting new members. Ph/ Text 085 8356865, email kidzinthe[email protected] or visit kidzintheatre.com facebook.com/ kidzintheatre.
MUSIC UNDER THE MOUNTAIN
Traditional Music Classes for children take place in the Hollywood Centre every Saturday from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. For further information contact Eric Greaves at 087 2248509 or 045867380.
ACORNS PRE-SCHOOL Acorns Pre-School are in the Hollywood Centre every morning from 9.00 till 12.00 full and part time places are available. Contact Sonia and Jane at 087 4528855 to secure your place.
Club lotto draw results for November 29. The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 4 and 29. There was no winner of the jackpot. The seller’s prize went to Maura Tutty Deay (534). The €50 winners were Ann Cullen (364), Kevin Pat Clarke (426), Lydia Doyle (343). The next draw for a jackpot of €7,600 will be held in the Hollywood Inn on December 13 Please return all tickets by 7.30 p.m. Good luck to everyone and thank you to all sellers and buyers of tickets throughout the year. Your continued support is much appreciated. You can purchase lotto tickets locally from club members and local businesses and online at hollywoodgaa.com.
Following our AGM our chairperson is Paul Wilson, secretary is Lucy Mooney and treasurer is Gary Tutty. Congratulations to them. A huge thank you to all our outgoing officers who have put in an enormous amount of work for the club.
Care of the Elderly: Anyone aged over 65 and are in need of advice/obtaining a Phone Security System contact Marie at 085 1072356. This also applies to Smoke Alarms.
Dark Evenings are fast approaching so be a ‘good neighbour and call regularly for a friendly chat and making sure everything is ok’. Thank You. Be alert at all times. You can call Garda Crime Unit in an emergency 045 865202 or 999/112. Also it is important to look out for each other in our Neighbour Hoods and be vigilant at all times.
The Hollywood Centre is available for your child’s special day. Call the centre at 045 864979 for details.
Bingo takes place in the Hollywood Centre every Thursday night at 8.30 p.m. We have two jackpots €2,250 and €3,500 to play for each week.
The Doctor’s Clinic will be held on the first and third Thursday of each month from 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
This is now available in the Hollywood Centre. Pranic Healing is a non- touch energy healing treatment. Feeling stressed and need to relax or need pain relief from aches and pains. If you would like to book an appointment or need more information please contact Margaret Keogh 087 9674570.
To book the Hollywood Centre, or place a notice in the district section of the Wicklow People please contact the centre at 045 864979 or email [email protected]lywoodcentre.ie. All notes must be in the Hollywood Centre before 11 a.m. on Friday for the following week.
Kaideen Knitwear recently hosted a fashion show in association with Patterson Butchers. A total of €2,610 was raised for the Baltinglass Hospital Patients Comfort Fund. From left: Derek Patterson, Niall Doogue, Damien Patterson and Brendan Doogue.