AROUND THE DISTRICTS
Donard RAISING THE ROOF – CORRECTION
On Friday next, June 21 (not September) as stated in last week’s notes, West Wicklow Voices and guests will be in concert in Donard Catholic Church starting at 8 p.m. Tickets, €10 each, are on sale locally.
As this is a fundraiser for the roof in Davidstown Church your support would be very welcome.
DONARD TRACTOR RUN
Donard Tractor Run had a very successful day on Sunday, June 9. Over 140 tractors, vintage cars, jeeps and a fire engine took part and raised vital funds for so many local causes.
The beneficiaries of the fund were: Donard/Glen Community Text Alert receives €1,000, Camphill Dunshane, €750, Donard ICA. €500, Donard Walking Club €500, Jack Mulligan Dwarfism Fund, €500, Donard Historical Society €261.
The committee would like to express sincere thanks and appreciation to all the people who took part and contributed so generously to the day.
Also many thanks to the helpers, volunteers and contributors who made the day a success and helped in any way to assist the wonderful community gathering for so many good causes. A special thanks to the sponsors who provided support helped in so many ways.
MEMORIAL CHARITY WALK
The Eamonn Murray Memorial Charity Walk will take place up Lugnaquilla on Sunday next, June 23, starting from Fenton’s at 2 p.m. Complementary refreshments will be served on return. Donations on the day will go to St Brigid’s Hospice on the Curragh and Eist support cancer services, Carlow.
FOOTBALL CLUB NOTES
On Saturday last we travelled to Barndarrig to play the locals in an important Division 2 League game. The sides were level at half time with 1.5 each. The locals gave away a penalty early in the second half when Alan Daly was fouled. He put the penalty away with style. Unfortunately that seemed to spur on the opposition more than our lads. While Liam Monaghan did well at no 14 Liam Mullen was a huge loss and a lot of chances were missed in the second half. The team was; R Halloran, K Osbourne, A Tutty, E Kelly, H Mangan, J Whyte. S Brannigan (0-1), G Finlay, J Hanbidge, N Curran, D O’Neill, C Henly (0-1), A Daly (2-1), D Mann (0-2) L Monaghan (0-2). The subs were B Lennon, L Daly, and G Healy.
Our junior team had no game last week. We were fixed to play Coolkenno in Donard on Thursday, but a very early morning call from the south county side told us they could not field a team. Our lads were very disappointed as we were looking forward to even matters after losing a tough game by a few points in their home game.
There was no lotto winner last week. Bill Keogh, Kay Kelly, Tommy Dwyer, Jim and Garrett, Mick Cullen, Mary Brett and Ann Sully matched three and won €30 each. Amanda Butler won the seller’s prize. The jackpot is now €6,600.
Donard National School will be getting an additional classroom and office in the near future. The tender documents for the school extension have been published. Local contractors can access all information on the eTenders procurement website.
Sympathy is extended to Betty McEvoy (former secretary St. Kevin’s) on the death of her mother Marie Brady, Glashina, Blessington. Marie’s funeral took place in Blessington. May she rest in peace.
COURSE IN LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Are you interested in attending an introductory course in Community Group Leadership in West Wicklow in autumn 2019 with an experienced facilitator? There will be no cost involved for participants. Duration two hours * four weeks (location, day and time To Be Confirmed depending on interest)
Please reply by email to Fiona Tuite to express your interest by Friday, July 5, give your name, telephone number and email address. Preference given to volunteers.
Ph 0404 64050 Mobile: 086 04 99 149 Email fionatu[email protected] ie facebook.com/communityeducationservice.
Dunlavin Festival of arts presents St Agnes’ Chamber Orchestra, Crumlin on Saturday, June 22, at 8 p.m. in St Nicholas’ Church, Stephen Street, Dunlavin the festival committee are delighted that this young orchestra have agreed to join us in Dunlavin for this year’s festival. Tickets will be €10. Let us give them a warm Dunlavin welcome.
There is a new domestic violence outreach service in West Wicklow provided by Saoirse Women’s refuge in Tallaght.
We can offer confidential appointments providing support to women suffering from domestic violence in the community, including Court Accompaniment.
The drop in clinics areas follows: Every Monday 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Blessington Library, Every Wednesday afternoon 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Seomra Imaal Hall Dunlavin and Every Friday 9: 30-11.30 a.m. The equestrian/The Lawlor centre Baltinglass. Call 085 2710378 for an Appointment.’.
Dunlavin and District Forum are delighted to partner with Dunlavin Friendship Club in availing of a scheme being rolled out by Muintir na Tire.
This scheme allows for the provision of carbon monoxide alarms in houses that don’t already have them. Alarms will be provided and installed free of charge with a maximum of two per household.
This Muintir na Tire programme is aimed at persons who do not have existing alarms and do not have the resources to install alarms themselves. We would particularly invite those over 65 to avail of the scheme.
If you would like to avail of the scheme please contact Aisling at 087 9627389 or Antoinette at 087 6793588.
Always wanted to try your hand at painting a healing mandala? Now is your chance. Pranic healer Bernie Sheridan is hosting classes in An Lár Market Sq, Dunlavin on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Price is €10 and materials will be supplied. The only skill required is the ability to have fun.
She will also hold healing sessions in the afternoon at €30 a session. For further details please contact Florence at 087 1205497.
Registration is now open for Runlavin which takes place on Saturday, June 22, The 5/10k event is run along the roads around the village and will be fully marshalled. It is a fundraiser for the local GAA.
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.
FESTIVAL OF ARTS
The 2019 Festival of arts will take place on June 21, 22 and 23 inclusive. For any details contact 087 9693960. The committee would welcome new volunteers with new ideas.
The friendship club meet every Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the parish centre. New members always welcome.
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.
Important Notice – for everyone using Dunlavin GAA grounds. A Life Saving Defibrillator has now been erected outside dressing room no one.
Defibrillators can also be located in the following locations throughout the town: Outside Centra; Scoil Niocláis Naofa ; St Kevin’s Community College Dunlavin Health Centre; Dunlavin Bacon Factory; Dunlavin First Responders. Please treat the machines with respect.
USED POSTAGE STAMPS
Please keep your used postage stamps for St Patrick’s Missions, Kiltegan, who can use them to fundraise. Used stamps can be dropped into the parish office any time.
Thank you to all who have donated stamps throughout the past year.
Hollywood HOLLYWOOD FAIR 2019.
The Hollywood Fair takes place this year on Saturday and Sunday, August 10, and 11.
As in previous years a Holly- wood Fair book will be published to coincide with the event.
Anyone who would like to contribute an article or photographs for inclusion in this year’s book should get in touch with Johnny Glennon at 087 2373023 or email him at seanmaglean[email protected] com as soon as possible.
Next Whist night is on Monday, June 24, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Hollywood Centre.
There will be a social dance Saturday, July 20, in the hollywood community centre. The dance will be in Conjunction with Hollywood Fair. Meal and Dance €20, Students €10. Music by, The Wicklow Man. Meal Served at 8 p.m. Dancing till 12.30 a.m. It’s the senior citizens/Friendship Clubs contribution to the fair. Your support appreciated.
Hollywood’s annual Sports Day Sunday is on July 14 (49th year) in Hollywood GAA Grounds. There will be Athletic Events, Dog Show, Side Shows, Produce Stall Raffle, fun and Games for all. Refreshments served.
The Hollywood Walking and Trails Group are hosting their weekly walks on every Tuesday evening. Registration is at 6.45 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start from Tutty’s Pub, Hollywood. We have a short walk for those who want to gradually build up their fitness, we follow the Hollywood Heritage Trail and Glen; it usually takes up to one hour but for the more experienced walker half that time.
Pilate’s classes every Tuesday mornings from 9.45 to 10.45 in the Hollywood Centre. Six Week Course – €6O Please contact Simone Crowley at 087 6165072.
ACORNS PRE-SCHOOL HOLLYWOOD
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.
SINÉAD O’BRIEN DANCE SCHOOL
The Hip Hop Dance Classes are on their summer break and will resume in September contact Sinéad for details at 087 2924559.
The club is taking a break for the summer and hope to see you all in September.
The Hillbillies Football are on their summer break hope to see everyone back in September. For further information contact Paul Clarke at 083 1522272.
Hollywood GAA Club lotto draw results June 12, the number drawn were 4, 9, 24 and 29. There was no winner of the jackpot. The seller’s prize went to Frances Kelly 331. The €50 winners were Mick Molly 564, Bingo Ladies 900, Jim Kennedy 417. The next draw for a jackpot of €10,400 will be in the Hollywood Inn on the Wednesday, June 26. Thanks for your continued support and good luck. Please return all tickets by 7.30 p.m. You can purchase lotto tickets locally from club members and local businesses and online at hollywoodgaa.com.
Thanks for your continued support. The May Membership Draw winner for a €40 Hollywood Inn voucher is Angela Daly. Congratulations.
Thank you to all those who contributed to the St Kevin’s Juvenile Football Clothes Recycling Fundraiser. It is much appreciated.
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 – €3,000 and €4,150 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.
Anyone over aged 65 and are in need of advice/obtaining a Phone Security System contact Marie at 085 1072356 This also applies to Smoke Alarms.
Be a good neighbour and call regularly for a friendly chat and making sure everything is ok. You can call Garda Crime Unit in emergency 045 865202 or 999/112.
Please be careful as to whom you allow into your home as there are conmen/women calling to houses in the locality. Be alert at all times, if in doubt contact the Guards in Blessington 045 865202. Also it is important to look out for each other in our Neighbour Hoods and be vigilant at all times.
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.
Margaret and Jim Harmon at the St Peter’s parish summer barbecue in Kiltegan.