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Around the Districts: Donard, Dunlavin and Hollywood


Lorcan Harney and John O'Brien at the recent tractor run in Dunlavin.

Lorcan Harney and John O'Brien at the recent tractor run in Dunlavin.

John Doyle, Ciaran Doyle and Martin Griffin at the recent tractor run in Dunlavin.

John Doyle, Ciaran Doyle and Martin Griffin at the recent tractor run in Dunlavin.


Lorcan Harney and John O'Brien at the recent tractor run in Dunlavin.



Football Club notes

There was no jackpot winner last week. Elizabeth McCarthy and Bridie Tutty matched three and won €100 each. The jackpot now stands at €8,400. The next draw will take place in Davidstown on Monday, August 15, at 9 p.m.

Cemetery Mass.

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The annual cemetery Mass will take place in Leitrim Cemetery on Sunday, August 29, at 3 p.m. If you know of anyone with relatives buried in Leitrim, you might like to let them know.



The death took place of Monica Murphy (née Roche) Moorefield Drive, Newbridge, Co Kildare & formerly of Mallow, Co. Cork on August 9th, peacefully at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin.

Monica, loving wife of the late John Oliver (former Vice Principal of St. Kevin’s Community College), predeceased by her son-in-law Colm Casey. Sadly missed by her son Fergal, daughter Aisling, daughter-in-law Linda, grandchildren Aoife, Adam, Greg and Ross, sister-in-law Mary (May), nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours. Monica’s funeral took place in Newbridge. May she rest in peace.

Heritage Week

The launch of Dunlavin’s Heritage trail will take place on Sunday August 21st at 7pm, commencing at The 1798 Monument. All are invited to attend. Great opportunity to get to know the history of the area.

Competition Time

Write a letter–Win a visit from Patrick Hunt who will give advice

establishing your own vegetable patch/garden. The Forum are running this competition. Just pop your letter in the letter box at the Imaal Hall before August 21st.

Thank You from the e Gormanstown Choir

We were quite overwhelmed with the support we got for our concert in the Kildare Cathedral on Saturday July 23rd in aid of AHR- Atlantic Humanitarian Relief Services (www.atlantichumanitarinrelief.org). Our concert has raise €8,000, thanks to all of you. It has exceeded all our expectations.

AHR, founded by a Syrien doctor living in America, are travelling again- the first time since COVID- to Jordan to bring medical Aid to the people in the Syrien refugee camps in Jordan. This Medical Mission lasts a week , starting October 1. Pre covid AHR have been running these weeklong missions twice yearly since the war began. Each mission costs between € 80,000 and €100000. All the medical and humanitarian volunteers are entirely self funded.

Dr. Brendan O’Shea, Nurse Corinna Hopkins and myself, Dorly O’Sullivan are travelling to Jordan the last days of September to meet up with the Team coming from America and Europe, to start work on October 1st.

Every day the team will split up to serve two or more Refugee camps throughout the country of Jordan. Whilst Brendan and Corinna will be part of the team attending to the many patients, Dorly will be singing and making music with the many children there.

It is a big day for the camp people with all the foreigners and many Arab students and young doctors (acting as translators) present for the day.

Dorly is looking for as many rattles and shakers and other toy music instruments as possible, that your children might have outgrown, to bring in her suitcase to Jordan to use with the children.

Ladies Pink Day at Rathsallagh

Ladies Pink Day takes place at Rathsallagh GC on Thursday September 1st. This is a Member / Guest Invitational event. Men are welcome to play. Teams of 3 are €100 to enter. Format: Three Person Team, 2 Scores to Count & 3 on Par 3s. Tee Times from 12pm – 2.30pm–Phone our Pro Shop 045 40331 to Book. Lots of Prizes on the Day & of course a Raffle.

Holes are Open for Sponsorship. Contact–Lady Captain Jane, Lady Vice Captain Sinead, Fionnuala, Jane M., Button, Louise. If you can’t be there and would like to donate to a fantastic charity www.idonate.ie/rathsallaghGolfClub

Dunlavin Library

Dunlavin Library’s opening hours are now as follows: Tuesday 5-8pm, Wednesday and Friday 10am-1pm and 2-5pm and Saturday 11am-1 pm.

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

Dunlavins 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.


Adoration of the Blessèd Sacrament takes place in St Nicholas of Myra Church, Dunlavin, on Thursday evenings from 8pm-9pm. All are welcome.



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. Meeting 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 – 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 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 August 3. The numbers drawn were 14, 17, 21 and 23. There was no winner of the jackpot. The seller’s prizes went to Dalys shop 775.The €50 winners were Peter Halpin online 95, Mary Walsh 863, Darren Kennedy online 141, Mikey Healy 20. The next draw for a jackpot of €20,000 will be held on August 17 at the Hollywood GAA Club house. Tickets can be bought online at hollywoodgaa.com and from the usual local outlets. Thanks for your continued support and good luck.


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.