Around the Districts: Donard, Dunlavin and Hollywood


Football club notes

It’s been a momentous week on the field for our youth team. On Tuesday they drove to Blessington. Rarely do we come home from there with full points, but this time it was different. Where they usually win the battle in midfield, this year we dominated that area. Our defense was solid and our forwards flew. It was a good win against the leaders.

On Thursday we played Stratford away. Unfortunately, the opponent has difficulties in fielding a team. They had 15 but it was very weak and our boys had a quick win.

The team that played Blessington were: 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 lottery jackpot winner last week. TP Flynn, Natalie Case, Biddy and TP and Biddy Curran tied three and won €50 each. The next draw will be held in Davidstown on Monday 4th July.

Cemetery Fairs 2022.

Cemetery services for 2022 in the Donard/Davidstown area are as follows: Leitrim: Sunday, August 28 at 2:00 p.m. Donard: Sunday, October 25 at 11:00 a.m. in the church. Davidstown: Sunday, October 2 at 11 a.m. in the church.


cemetery fair

Dunlavin Cemetery Mass will be held on Sunday 14th August at 7pm. Please pass this event on to family and friends. Hollywood, Friday, July 12, 7:30 p.m. Many Thanks.

Lourdes pilgrimage

A 5-day pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from September 26th to 30th. The price is €635 for a double room, with a single supplement of €144. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Douglas, stop by the community center or call us on 045-401871.

culture bus

The culture bus leaves Dunlavin at 10am on Saturday 16 July to visit the National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh and Joly’s Garden Center and Café Glenealy. Return to Dunlavin at 18:00. Call 0879693960 to reserve a seat on the bus. Admission to both venues is free.

clothing collection

The Donard/Glen Camogie Club is conducting a clothing collection for recycling. All suitable items can be dropped off at the clubhouse in St Kevin’s during practice hours. A list of eligible items can be found on the Church bulletin board. This runs until July 18th. 10% of proceeds collected will be donated to the Laura Lynn Hospice Fund.

Golf classic

Dunlavin GAA is hosting a Golf Classic at Baltinglass Golf Club on Saturday 14th August.

All funds raised will be used to get our trail lighting up and running before winter. To join a team please contact Tom Davis on 087 1373830 or Seanie Phelan on 083 4897269.

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


The Maureen Dennis Memorial Set Dance Ceili at Imaal Hall on Friday 17th June raised over €1,550 which went to St Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh. Thanks for all the support.


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


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

Many Thanks

Thank you to everyone who supported the West Wicklow Day Care Center last weekend which raised €1250.77. Very appreciated.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

If anyone is interested in making a pilgrimage to Lourdes in late August or September, please leave your name at the Parish Office by dropping in or by calling 045 401871. Many Thanks.

Library News

Dunlavin Library opening hours are now as follows: Tuesday 5pm-8pm, Wednesday and Friday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm and Saturday 11am-1pm. Your library card gives you free access to books and audio materials such as , as well as access to online materials and resources including magazines, courses, and Find My Past to help you discover your family history. Printing and copying services also available. It’s free to join and there are no fees for overdue items. Large selection of new films for young and old in stock.

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul of Dunlavin would be delighted to welcome new members to their committee. If you would like to give back to your area and support this wonderful charity please contact us on 085 1923152.

If you need assistance from St Vincent de Paul please contact the same number.


field day

Hollywood Field Day takes place on July 10th from 2pm to 6pm. Admission €2 per person, children free. Come and spend great days of fun with many activities such as penalty shootout, white elephant stall, BBQ, face painting, produce stall, dog show, art show and much more.

Hollywood bingo

Bingo takes place every Thursday night at 8:30pm at the Hollywood Center with two jackpots up for grabs.

Hollywood preschool

Hollywood Pre-School is located at the Hollywood Center every morning from 9am to 12:30pm. For more information contact Barbara on 083 3376499.

friendship club

The Friendship Club is taking a break and will be back in September. Meet at the Hollywood Center every Wednesday from 2:15pm to 4:15pm. Welcome new members. Contact Marie Tutty on 085 1072356 or 045 864289.

Hillbilly Soccer

Football is on hiatus and will be back in September. Football takes place every Monday night at the Hollywood Center from 8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. For more information please contact Paul Clarke on 083 1522272.

Hollywood Bowls

Bowls is on hiatus and will be back in September. The Club Bowl every Friday night at the Hollywood Center between 8:10 p.m. New members are always welcome so come along and see what the fuss is about, it’s a great way to while away the winter nights.

Sinéad O’Brien Dance School

Hip hop is taking a break and is back after the summer. Dance classes are held every Friday with a new schedule: 3-6 years 4pm-5pm, 7-10 years 5pm-6pm and new class 11 years from 6pm-7pm. For more information, contact Sinéad on 087 2924559.

Badminton for adults

Adult badminton is taking a break and returning after the summer. Held at the Hollywood Center every Wednesday night from 8pm to 10pm. For further details contact Deirdre Keogh on 087 6193509.

GAA club lottery

The Hollywood GAA Club Lotto draw results for June 22nd. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 12 and 23. There was no jackpot winner. 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 drawing for a €20,000 jackpot will be held on 6 June 2018. July held at the Hollywood GAA Clubhouse. Tickets can be purchased online at and at usual local outlets.


To book The Hollywood Center or to place an advertisement in the Wicklow People’s District Department please contact the Center on 045 864979 or email All tickets must be in Hollywood Center before 11:00 am on Friday for the following week.

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