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Around the Districts: Carnew, Donard, Dunlavin and Tinahely


Tom Grae, Michael Kearney and Peter Grace at the tractor run in Dunlavin.

Tom Grae, Michael Kearney and Peter Grace at the tractor run in Dunlavin.

Tom Grae, Michael Kearney and Peter Grace at the tractor run in Dunlavin.



Heritage Day

Carnew Heritage club are holding their annual heritage day on Sunday, September 18.

Church gate collection

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The sum of €93.35 was raised at the recent church gate collection for friends of Local People with MS Many thanks to all.

Social Dance

The next social dance in Askamore hall is on Friday, August 5. Doors open at 9 p.m. Dancing starts at 9.30 p.m. Music by Joe Davitt Duo. Admission €10. Refreshments served.

Steps and Styles

Steps and Styles. Dance lessons. Every Wednesday at 8.30 p.m. in Askamore Hall.

Outdoor Brass Quintet Concert

We are pleased to announce that our next music event is scheduled for Sunday, August 14, in the grounds of Coollattin House.

The concert will commence at 3 p.m. A journey through time featuring Baroque to Pop, Classical to Jazz by the Irish Brass Ensemble.

Tickets at €20 are available on Gr8 Events or email coollattinmusic@gmail.com or phone 087 3754321/087 3497924. Pre-booking is advised in the event of inclement weather should we need to move indoors.

Dances of Universal Peace

Dances of Universal Peace will continue on Friday, August 5, and Friday, September 2, at Askamore Community Centre from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Donation: €10. Please wear warm comfortable clothes and bring slippers. Facilitator: Bernadette Lacey Tel: 087 9921340 Email lacey.bernadette@gmail.com.

Tinahely Craft Market

The craft market is now open every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The venue is the old Pop up shop opposite the butchers. There is a great selection of beautifully crafted pieces which make ideal gifts. Please come along and support your local artisans.


The Brideswell patron will take place on Friday, August 19, at 7 p.m.

Split the Pot

The winner of this week’s Split the Pot for the Back Alley Development fund was Susanne OSullivan winning €34. Tickets only €2 from local shops and Carnew Training and Development Centre, all support would be greatly appreciated, thanks to all for their support to date.


Football Club notes

When our Junior Team started off playing this year, we thought it was the usual league that is seldom finished. This year it became the Macra Na Feirme Cup. This year we finished runners-up to Blessington and played Valleymount three times and neither team knew why. Instead of playing a semi-final, we played a quarter final away to Arklow on Thursday last. Anything that could happen to a team happened that night. Two of our lads received black cards in the first half, and found ourselves in arrears but battled back to draw level at the break 2-12 to 1-15. The second half was a brilliant display of junior football, and when Rory Toomey entered the fray, our lads showed the old Donard style of physical football that upsets a lot of teams.

The sides were level at full time, so we offered to play again in Arklow, but referee said no you will play extra time 10 min a half. Still level after extra time, it was now down to a penalty shoot-out. Arklow scored their five. We scored the first four, Ed Flynn stepped up for his kick and it was a beauty to the top right hand corner but a dive like you would see on the BBC save of the century by the Arklow goalie was a match winner.

The club would like to thank all our followers who travelled to the game. You got value for money.

Team was James Walshe, Aaron Moody, Oisin Traynor, Shane Eager, Willie Eager, Harry Mangan, Dean Flynn, Niall Curran, Pat Flynn, Tommy Dwyer, Ed Flynn, Daren ONeill, Ray Halloran, Liam Mullen and Dan Furlong; Subs Rory Toomey, Eoin Hallasey and Micky Byrne.

Lotto results – No jackpot winner. Two match threes, Colm ONeill and Emma Healy. Seller’s prize: Noel Keogh.


Clothes Collection

A Clothes Collection – Supporting Friends of Calcutta – will take place in the Parish Centre on Wednesday, August 3rd at 1pm. All items of wearable clothing, footwear and curtains are most welcome and can be dropped into the Parish centre this coming Tuesday and Wednesday mornings before 1pm. All enquiries to Michael Hopkins on 087 9073074. Your support will be most welcomed.

Vintage Rally

The Mac and Norman’s Vintage Rally will take place on Sunday, August 14th, leaving Brannockstown at 12noon. All proceeds will go towards Cancer research.

Historical Walk

The West Wicklow Historical Society hosted an ‘evening stroll’ event in Dunlavin on Wednesday July 27th . The society’s chairman, Chris Lawlor, led the walk around the village, providing historical information at various stopping points.

The weather was kind and over forty people were in attendance, including some who had travelled from counties Dublin, Kildare and Carlow, as well as those from many parts of West Wicklow. Numerous topics were covered including (among others) the Cromwellian land settlement and the foundation of Dunlavin village, eighteenth-century improvements including the construction of the fine market house, the 1798 massacre on the fair green, the nineteenth-century construction of the village churches, the role of the National Foresters in building the old Imaal Hall and activity in Dunlavin during the Irish Revolution of 1916-23.

The large attendance reflected the great interest in the local history of West Wicklow, and augers well for future events hosted by the society, which will resume its lectures in the autumn.


The death took place of Joe Hearns, Hollywood, late of Roadstone. July 20th, peacefully surrounded by his loving family in the care of the staff in Dunlavin Nursing Home.

Joe will be deeply missed by his loving wife Bernie, his sons Joseph and Padraidh, his daughters Olive and Maeve, his brother Tommy and grandchildren Stephen, Mark, Megan, James, John Luke, Michael, Elizabeth, and Joe Tom, brother-in-law Kevin, sister-in-law Sissy, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Joe is predeceased by his loving daughter Lisa, his brothers Jimmy, Paddy, and his mother Mary. Joe’s funeral Mass took place in Hollywood. May Joe rest in peace.

GAA Club Lotto

Dunlavin GAA Club Lotto Results for July 18th. Numbers Drawn: 8-14-21-23. No Jackpot Winner. 3 Match 3 Winners Receive €85 each: Amy Conroy, Billy Gorman, Kevin Barrett. Promoters Prize: Dunlavin Hardware. Next Weeks Jackpot: €19,200. Many thanks for your continued support.

Tractor & Vintage Run

Dunlavin and District Forum wish to thank everyone who took part in the Vintage rally last weekend, it was a great success. Winners of the raffle: 1st Family Hamper Mary Deering, 2nd Voucher for DMB Autoworks James Darker, 3rd Chocolates and wine Dorly O’Sullivan, 4th Wine Gerry Mcgrath. Thanks to the sponsors DMB Autoworks, Centra Dunlavin, Dermot Hughes Grocery.

Trip to Donegal

Josie and Ger Duffy will take a group to Donegal from August 8th for four nights. Telephone 0872543235 or 059 6471681 for further details.

Graveyard Mass

Dunlavin’s Graveyard Mass will take place on Sunday, August 14th at 7pm. Please pass this date on to family and friends.

Lourdes Parish Pilgrimage

A 5 day pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from September 26th – 30th. The price is €635 sharing, with a single room supplement of €144. If you are interested in coming along, please contact Fr. Douglas, drop into the Parish centre or call us on 045-401871.

Golf Classic

Dunlavin GAA club are running a golf classic Saturday August 13th in Baltinglass Golf club. All funds raised will go towards getting our walking track lights up and running before the winter.

To enter a team, please contact: Tom Davis 087 1373830; Seanie Phelan 083 4897269. To sponsor a tee box, please contact: Lynsey Walsh 087 1333837; Darragh Figgis 083 8420336

Donard Social Dancing

We are delighted to have our Social Dancing is back in Donard Hall. We look forward to welcoming you all back. Admission €10.

Library news

Dunlavin Library’s opening hours are now as follows: Tuesday 5-8 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 10a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Your Library card gives you free access to books and audio materials as well as access to online materials and resources including magazines, courses and Find My Past which will allow you to discover your family history. Printing and photocopying service also available. Joining is free and no late fees are chargeable on overdue items. Great selection of new films in stock for young and old.

St Vincent De Paul

Dunlavin’s St Vincent de Paul would be delighted to welcome new members to their committee. If you wish to give back to your local area and assist this wonderful charity, please contact 085 1923152.

Also, if you require assistance from St Vincent de Paul please contact the same number.


Craft market

We are a group of local crafters with sustainability and reducing waste at our core. The market was set up with zero cost just using what bits and pieces we all had. It is a lovely space with a room at the back where we have lessons on various crafts.

The market is located right in the middle of the village (previously the Combi Cafe), so hopefully will become a centre for all to come together. We have a great selection of beautifully crafted pieces which make ideal gifts. The craft market is open every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wicklow Minor Girls GAA

Best of luck to the county Minor Girls and management in the All Ireland Final, playing against Clare in Kinnegad on Wednesday August 3.

Men’s Shed

We are now open and look forward to welcoming new members from Tinahely, and all surrounding areas. Hopefully make new friends and have a cuppa. We are open Tuesday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For further info ring 086 1040008 or email tonylundberg3@gmail.com.

Dog Owners

To those that walk their pets on leash, a big thank you. To those that don’t please be aware you are endangering the future of the walks for the wider community. The Railway Walk and extension have a strict rule that dogs must be on leash and no dogs are permitted on any of the looped walks. Please remember to bring a bag to pick up the poop.

Your news

If you have an upcoming event in the Tinahely area and surrounds. Please email details to us at tinahelynotes@gmail.com. It’s a great way for people to see your event.