Monday 22 July 2019

Around the districts: Donard, Dunlavin, Hollywood

Joe Haugh, Stephen Willloughby and Conor Kenny taking part in the Coimin Greenway 5k in aid of Blessington AFC
Joe Haugh, Stephen Willloughby and Conor Kenny taking part in the Coimin Greenway 5k in aid of Blessington AFC

Donard: Cemetery Masses - The following are the dates of the cemetery Masses in Donard/Davidstown Parish.

Leitrim Cemetery: Sunday, August 25, at 2 p.m. Davidstown: September 8 at 11 a.m. in the church. Donard: Sunday, September 29, at 11 a.m. in the church. If you know anybody living away who has family or relatives buried locally you might like to let them know these dates.

Parish Draw June 2019

Geraldine Whyte, Ballytoole, Clair Henderson, c/o M Whyte, Tomnmy Dwyer, Church Road, James Keogh, Gibstown, Anne Marie Hollard, Church Road, Miriam and Lara Manifold, Donard, Pat Flynn, Donard, Frances Allen, Coolharbour, Brian Keogh, c/o Kate, promoter's prize: Loretta Daly.


We had a cracker of a football match in Aughrim on Thursday last when our Division 2 team beat Kilcoole in the Liam Cullen Cup Final. This competition was played out between the top four teams in the league. Our lads were under pressure in the first half with the east coast team completely dominating the midfield area but a few changes at half time changed the game completely. John Hanbidge and Seán Brannigan got control in midfield and our forwards increased the scoring tally.This was our first cup in the area since the Wilson Buttle Cup in 2014 and while there was no bonfire we got a nice practice for a county championship win, we hope. The team was: ray Halloran, K Osbourne, A Tutty, C Grace, H Monaghan (0-2), Joe Whyte (captain), O'Adler, C Healy (0-1), B Lennon, E Kelly, L Monaghan, G Healy (0-1), Alan Daly (1-3), L Mullen (0-3), G Finlay. The subs were: S Brannigan (1-0), John Hanbidge, Des Mann, D O'Neill and C Osbourne.

Our junior team had no game last week. Friendlies against Tullow and Castledermot failed to take place. They will play Valleymount in Donard on Thursday next.

There was no lotto winner last week. Four lucky dips went to Dea and Matty Moran, Niamh and Gertie, Lisa Casey and Anne Hughes, who won €50 each. The jackpot is now €7,200.

Westside Community Games

The committee would like to thank the parents/ guardians, teachers and children a lovely summer holiday. Enjoy the rest.

Sean Waters, Cara, Holly and Eve Wright, Leah Manley and Katie Corrigan are through to the All-Ireland finals in Limerick in August. We wish them the very best of luck.

We would like to thank Donard/Glen GAA club for the use of their facilities to train the children for Shillelagh.


The seniors will travel to Castledermot on Tuesday night to play the locals in a league game. They played Bray at home on Sunday night.

The results of the annual draw are as follows: First prize, €2,000, Pat Doyle, Studfield; second prize, €750, Sabrina Mills, Donard, third prize, €500, Donal Daly, Leixlip, fourth prize, €250, Stephen Crowe, Rathattin.

Prizes of €100 went to Anna Deegan, Áine Tyrrell, Maura Waters, Margaret Clarke, Ruby Brophy, McGrath family, Margaret Walshe, Isobel Birchell, Evelyn Cody, and Tracey Whyte. Thanks to all who supported.


Raffle Winners

The winners of the Donard Glen Camogie Club raffle held in Toomey's Donard are as follows.

1st prize €2,000 Pat Doyle, Studfield, Donard; 2nd prize €750 Sabrina Mills Donard; 3rd prize €500 Donal Daly, Leixlip; 4th prize €250 Stephen Crowe, Rathattin, Hollywood.

Prizes of €100 were won as follows: Anna Deegan, Dunlavin; Aine Tyrrell, Grangecon; Maura Waters, Milltown, Dublin; Margaret Clarke, Hollywood; Ruby Brophy, Whitestown, Stratford on Slaney; McGrath family, Palladius Park; Margaret Walshe, Rustyduff; Isobel Birchall, Station Road, Dunlavin; Evelyn Cooley, Cryhelp, Tracy Whyte, Donard. Many thanks to all who supported the raffle

Tractor Run

A special thanks to all who supported the recent Arts Festival tractor run in aid of Donard/Dunlavin meals on wheels and the senior citizen Christmas party. Over €1,200 was raised, very much appreciated.

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, giving your name, telephone number and email address. Preference given to volunteers. Call 0404 64050, mobile: 086 04 99 149, email or

Alarms scheme

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.

Healing Mandala

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 clinic

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.

Friendship Club

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


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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


Hollywood Fair 2019

The Hollywood Fair takes place this year on Saturday and Sunday, August 10, and 11. As in previous years, a Hollywood 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 as soon as possible.


Results June 24. Top score: Susan Tutty. Other winners: Margaret Clarke, Carmel Talt, Betty Byrne, Carmel Tutty, Ruth Fisher, Maud Mullen, Alexis Balfe, Paddy McGarr, Clare Doyle.

Social Dance

Social dance is Saturday, July 20, in 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 Club's contribution to the fair. Your support appreciated.

Annual Sports Day

The Hollywood annual Sports Day is on Sunday, 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.

Walking and Trails Group

The Hollywood Walking and Trails Group meet every Tuesday evening in the lovely village of Hollywood at 7 p.m. outside Tutty's pub. Our regular walks include the Hollywood Forest, White Bog and the Hollywood Loop talking in part of St Kevin's Way to Church Mt. We also have Wellness Walks for those who like a level steady pace; these walks include the Hollywood Glen, part of the Forest walk and the Hollywood Heritage Trail. Ideal walks for beginners and those who are building their fitness levels, or for people who simply want to walk for an hour and enjoy the flora and fauna along with the companionship of other walkers.

Weekend walks take place once a month, the date and venue is confirmed by the team leaders in advance at our Tuesday walks. We are very fortunate to have four experienced team leaders available to guide our walks. Alan and Trina Burke and John and Ann Fitzgerald are very familiar with the trails and hills around Wicklow.

The Hollywood Walking and Trails Group welcomes all age groups interested in walking. Our philosophy is 'We don't stop walking because we are grow old; we grow old because we stop walking'. We also encourage families to come on our walks, children and teenagers less than 18 years under parent supervision and any organisations and clubs who would enjoy an evening out walking. Currently we don't have a joining fee so come along and enjoy the benefits of walking, getting fit, meeting new people and being part of all Hollywood has to offer.

If you are interested in becoming a member please contact us at Hollywood Community Forum: Kay Hogan, mobile: 087 6477578; email: Aideen Klauer, mobile: 089 4415644; email: Ann Halpin, mobile: 087 6690222; email:

Pilates Classes

Pilates classes continue every Tuesday mornings from 9.45 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. in the Hollywood Centre.

A six week course costs €6O. Please contact Simone Crowley at 087 6165072.

Acorns Pre-School

Acorns Pre-School are on their summer holidays and will return on September 2 in the Hollywood Centre every morning from 9 a.m. till 12 p.m. 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.


Adult Badminton is taking a break for the summer and will be back in September. For further details contact Deirdre Keogh at 087 6193509.

Friendship Club

The Friendship Club is taking a break for the summer but will be back as usual in September. We wish all our friends a happy and peaceful Holiday. Contact Marie Tutty at 085 1072356 or 045 864289.

Hollywood GAA

The Hollywood GAA Club lotto draw results for June 26. The numbers drawn were 8, 24, 27 and 28. There was no winner of the jackpot. The seller's prize went to Ian Burke. The €50 winners were John Burke - Ballybought, Brid Burke, Louise Tutty. The next draw for a jackpot of €10,600 will be held in Tutty's Bar on Wednesday, July 10. 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 Thanks for your continued support.

The annual Hollywood field day will be held at Hollywood GAA pitch on July 14 at 1 p.m. All the usual attractions and more.

The Hollywood Senior team play their first championship match against Tinahely this Friday, July 5, in Aughrim at 7.30 p.m. All support appreciated. The Junior A team will play their first championship match on Friday, July 19, at 7.30 p.m. against Blessington. Venue to be announced.

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 - €3,000 and €4,250 - 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.


To book the Hollywood Centre, or place a notice in the district section, please contact the centre on 045 864979 or email: All notes must be in the Hollywood Centre before 11am on Friday for the following week.

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