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Around the Districts: Donard, Dunlavin and Hollywood


Nuala Haughian and Fr Kevin Lyon at celebrations to mark Fr Lyon's 90th birthday.

Nuala Haughian and Fr Kevin Lyon at celebrations to mark Fr Lyon's 90th birthday.

Kevin Phelan, Coleen Feley and Aisling Corbett pictured in Dunlavin during the Arts Festival.

Kevin Phelan, Coleen Feley and Aisling Corbett pictured in Dunlavin during the Arts Festival.


Nuala Haughian and Fr Kevin Lyon at celebrations to mark Fr Lyon's 90th birthday.



Football Club notes

It was a momentous week on the playing field for our junior team. On Tuesday they went to Blessington. We seldom come home from there with full points but this time it was different. Where they usually win the midfield battle, this year we dominated that area. Our defence was sound, and our forwards were flying. It was a good win over the league leaders.

On Thursday we played Stratford away. Unfortunately, the opposition are having difficulty fielding a team. They did have 15, but it was very weak, and our lads had a runaway victory.

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The team that played Blessington was: James Walsh, Aaron Moody, Kevin Osbourne, Declan Healy, Jack Keogh, Dean Flynn, Dan Furlong, Pat Flynn, Ben Lawless, Darren O’Neill, Ed Flynn, Tommy Dwyer, Liam Mullen, Joe Mills, Ray Halloran, Liam Byrne, and Mick Byrne.

There was no lotto jackpot winner last week. T P Flynn, Natalie Case, Biddy and TP and Biddy Curran matched three and won €50 each. The next draw will take place on Monday, July 4, in Davidstown.

Cemetery Masses 2022.

The cemetery Masses for 2022 in the Donard/Davidstown area are as follows: Leitrim: Sunday, August 28, at 2 p.m. Donard: Sunday October September 25 at 11 a.m. in the church. Davidstown: Sunday, October 2, At 11 a.m. in the church.


Graveyard Mass

Dunlavin’s Graveyard Mass will take place on Sunday, August 14th at 7pm. Please pass this date on to family and friends. Hollywood Friday July 12th 7.30pm. Thank you.

Lourdes 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.

Culture Bus

The culture Bus will leave Dunlavin on Saturday July 16th at 10am to visit The National Botanic Gardens , Kilmacurragh and Joly’s Garden Centre and Café Glenealy. Return to Dunlavin at 6pm. Contact 0879693960 to book a seat on the bus. Admission to both venues is free.

Clothes Collection

Donard/Glen Camogie Club are doing a clothes collection for recycling. All suitable items can be dropped into the clubhouse in St. Kevin’s at training times. A list of suitable items is available on the Church notice board. This will run until 18th July. 10% of the collected proceeds will be donated to the Laura Lynn Hospice fund.

Golf Classic

Dunlavin GAA are running a golf classic on Saturday August 14th 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 at 087 1373830 or Seanie Phelan at 083 4897269.

To sponsor a tee box, please contact Lynsey Walsh at 087 1333837 or Darragh Figgis at 083 8420336


The Maureen Dennis memorial set dance ceili in the Imaal Hall on Friday June 17th raised in excess of €1,550 which went to St. Brigid’s Hospice , The Curragh. Thanks for all the support .


Sympathy to Barry Deering and family on the death of Barry’s sister Maureen. Maureen’s funeral will take place in Scotland. May she rest in peace.

Upcoming Trips

Josie and Ger Duffy are organising the following trips over the coming months: July 17th, 4 day tour to Killarney. If you are interested in any of these trips please contact Josie on 059-6471681 or 0872543235.


Sympathy to Sheilagh McNamara on the death of her sister-in-law Annie Barratt, Castlebar. Annie’s funeral took place in Dublin, may she rest in peace.


Thanks to all who supported West Wicklow Day Care Centre last weekend which raised €1250.77. Very much appreciated.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

If anyone is interested in a Pilgrimage to Lourdes in late August or September, please leave your name into the Parish office by dropping in or calling 045 401871. Thank you.

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.


Field day

The Hollywood field day is om July 10 from 2 p.m. till 6 p.m. Entry €2 per person, kids go free. Come along for a great days fun lots to do like penalty shoot out, white elephant stall, barbecue, face painting, produce stall, dog show, art exhibition and lots more.

Hollywood Bingo

Bingo takes place in the Hollywood Centre every Thursday night at 8.30 p.m. with two jackpots to be won.

Hollywood Pre-School

Hollywood Pre-School are in the Hollywood Centre every morning from 9.00 till 12.30 for further information contact Barbara at 083 3376499.

Friendship Club

Friendship club are taking a break and will be back in September. Meet every Wednesday from 2.15 to 4.15 p.m. in the Hollywood Centre. New members most welcome. Contact Marie Tutty at 085 1072356 or 045 864289.

Hillbillies Football

Football are taking a break and will be back in September. Football is on every Monday night in the Hollywood Centre from 8.15 p.m. to 9.15 p.m. For further information contact Paul Clarke at 083 1522272.

Hollywood Bowls

Bowls are taking a break and will be back in September. The club bowl every 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.

Sinéad O’Brien Dance School

The Hip Hop is taking a break and will be back after the summer. Dance Classes are on every Friday with a new timetable 3-6 years 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., 7-10 years 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., and new class 11 years up 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. contact Sinéad for details at 087 2924559.

Adult Badminton

Adult badminton is taking a break and will be back after the summer. Takes place every Wednesday night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Hollywood Centre. For further details contact Deirdre Keogh at 087 6193509.

GAA Club lotto

Hollywood GAA Club lotto draw results June 22. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 12 and 23. There was no winner of the jackpot. The seller’s prizes went to Margaret Doyle Crehelp 421.The €50 winners were Eamonn Reid online 286, Shirley and Maya 157, Lesley Tutty 711, Mary Doyle Lemonstown online 72. The next draw for a jackpot of €20,000 will be held on July 6 at the Hollywood GAA Club house. Tickets can be bought online at hollywoodgaa.com and from the usual local outlets.


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 info@hollywoodcentre.ie. All notes must be in the Hollywood Centre before 11 a.m. on Friday for the following week.