Sunday 21 July 2019

Around the districts: Donard, Dunlavin and Hollywood

Brian Miley, Jack Miley and Steven Cahill at the Valleymount GAA dinner dance in the Tulfarris Hotel
Brian Miley, Jack Miley and Steven Cahill at the Valleymount GAA dinner dance in the Tulfarris Hotel

Donard - CCE news: Our annual ceili with Syl and Liz will take place on Friday, February 8, from 9 p.m. Proceeds will go to Patient Comfort Fund in Baltinglass Hospital. Admission is €19. Items for the raffle will be very very much appreciated.

Donard ICA

Members of Donard ICA would like to say a big thank you to all who supported their church gate collection last weekend.

Football Club Notes

We are becoming a very educated lot of people in our area lately. The football club held the fourth, in recent times, in Fenton's Pub and it was won by an all Football Team -- The Daly family.

The lotto jackpot is now €3,900. There were no match-three winners last week so we had four lucky dips won by Marvyn O'Neill, Biddy Curran, John Whyte and John O'Neill, who won €50 each. Sinéad Doyle won the seller's prize.

Club membership for all ages is now due.


Culture Bus

The culture bus will leave Dunlavin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, to travel to Dublin. Some tickets are still available for the Cripple of Inishmann in the Gaiety Theatre. This is an opportunity to visit many of the wonderful sites and exhibitions in Dublin without the hassle of finding parking. Telephone 087 9693960.

First Responders training

Dunlavin Community First Responders are hosting a training morning on Saturday, February 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Imaal Hall. They will be teaching CPR, how to use an AED, Stroke Recognition and Choking Relief and what YOU can do in the event of an Emergency. Training is free however donations would be gratefully accepted. The Irish Heart Foundation Mobile Health Unit will also be outside the Imaal Hall from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m., carrying out free Blood Pressure checks and providing heart health information. For more information email, Facebook or 086 1937677.


Sympathy is extended to the family of Jackie Corrigan, who died last week in the care of thee staff of Silverstream Nursing Home. Jackie is mourned by his sons Paul and David, daughter Julie, sisters Marie (Keating) and Catherine, brothers Billy, Séamus, Pat, David, Christy, Kieran and Nick, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Jackie's funeral took place in Dunlavin on Tuesday, January 29. May he rest in peace.

Table quiz

Donard Glen camogie club are holding a table quiz on Friday, February 22, in Toomey's Donard at 9.30 p.m. Table of four €40.

Call for papers

This year, 2019, is to be another West Wicklow Historical Society Journal year, and we hope to publish issue 10 sometime in the autumn DV. As you may already know, our journal also accepts articles regarding neighbouring parts of counties Kildare, Carlow and Dublin, particularly if the subject matter impinges into West Wicklow.

If you would like to contribute a paper, have students who might like to submit a suitable essay or know of anyone who would like to contribute an article, please let us know. The deadline for submissions will be around the end of June. If you would like to contribute this year, please email Chris Lawlor on (or phone at 087 9321737).

Please feel free to spread the word far and wide among any and all prospective authors. Share this post early and often.

CCE Donard

CCE Donard will hold their annual fundraising ceili on Friday, February 8, at 9 p.m. Music by Syl and Liz. All proceeds will go to the Patient Comfort fund in Baltinglass Hospital. Gifts for the raffle would be welcome.

Flower/Garden Club

Dunlavin Flower and Garden Club will host a demonstration 'The Joy of Spring' by Margaret Murphy and Elizabeth Conlon on Wednesday, February 13, in the Jonathan Swift School Hall at 8 p.m.

Positive Parenting

A Positive Parenting Programme will take place in Seomra (Imaal Hall), commencing on Wednesday, February 27, from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. This programme is a practical and positive course for parents of children aged five to 12 years and will run for six weeks. Further details are available on the church notice board.

Festival of Arts

The 2019 Festival of arts will take place on June 21, 22 and 23 inclusive. For any details contact 087 9693960. Next meeting on Saturday, February 16, at midday in Rathsallagh Golf Club. The committee would welcome new volunteers with new ideas.

Scoil Niocláis Naofa

Applications are now being accepted for enrolment to our junior infants class for this coming September. Applications can be made online via our school website but a full enrolment form will need to be completed and these forms are available from the office. Any parents wishing to visit the school or who may have enquiries are more than welcome to drop in at any stage in the coming weeks and no appointment is required.

Friendship Club

The friendship club is meeting every Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the parish centre. New members always welcome.

Music Lessons

Music lessons are back in the Donard National school every week at 8 p.m. Beginners welcome of all ages both adults and children. Enquries to 086 0645291.


Check out for all the updates in your local village.

Breastfeeding Support

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


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.

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.


Friendship Club

As a Mark of Respect to our member Alice Cullen RIP we have cancelled our Friendship Club Wednesday, February 6.

We 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.


Results for Monday, January 28. Top Score: Freda Allen. Other Winners: Mona Corcoran, Liam Heffernan, Carmel Tutty, Sam Driver, Marcella Tutty, Tom Kelly (Harristown), Geraldine Tyrrell, Paddy McGarr.

Growing food in the Home and garden.

Patrick Hunt is a keen gardener living in West Wicklow. He will be presenting a series of monthly talks on growing food for the home and garden in the Hollywood Centre.

Tuesday, January 22, Tuesday, February 26, and Tuesday, March 19, from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Cost is €15 per talk. To book contact Patrick at 087 6982201 or email

Samaritans seeking volunteers

Newbridge and Kildare Samaritans are recruiting new volunteers. If you live in County Kildare or surrounding counties and are interested in volunteering with the Samaritans, please come along to one of our upcoming information nights for prospective volunteers.

Date: Wednesday and Thursday, February 20, and 21. Time: 7.30 p.m. Venue: 3 McElwain Terrace, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. For further information please phone 086 0855785 or email

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 Visit

Hollywood Bowls

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.

Music Under the Mountain

Traditional Music Classes for children take place in the Hollywood Centre every Saturday from 10.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. For further information contact Eric Greaves at 087 2248509 or 045867380.

Juvenile Badminton

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.

Pilates Classes

Pilates classes have started on Tuesday mornings from 9.45 to 10.45 in the Hollywood Centre. Six Week Course - €6O Limited Places. Please contact Simone Crowley at 087 6165072.

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.

Hollywood GAA

Lotto: The next draw for a jackpot of €8,400 will be held in the Hollywood Inn on February 7. 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

Hollywood GAA are holding a fashion and styling event in Tulfarris on March 23. Tickets are on sale now and are available online on the Style Social Facebook page or from committee member.

Hollywood GAA Membership is now due. Payable to Mikey Healy, Kevin Murphy a committee member or online at

Neighbourhood Alertness

Care of the Elderly: 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.

Dark Evenings: 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 and 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.

Birthday Parties

The Hollywood Centre is available for your child's special day. Call the centre at 045 864979 for details.

Hollywood Bingo

Bingo takes place in the Hollywood Centre every Thursday night at 8.30 p.m. We have two jackpots - €2,700 and €3,500 to play for each week.

Doctor's Clinic

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.

Pranic Healing

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

Wicklow People