Around the Districts: Donard, Dunlavin and Hollywood


ootball club notes

Our junior team participated in another cracker of a game in Donard on Friday, 6th. August when they played a challenge game against Clonmore on the No 1 pitch. Although short a few first team players, they played a particularly good hour of fast high scoring football. The team was: Colm Toomey, Aaron Moody, Oisin Traynor, Shane Eager, Jack Keogh, Harry Mangan, Kevin Osbourne, Pat Flynn, Darren O’Neill, James Eager, Niall Curran, Eoin Hallisey, Ray Halloran, Liam Mullen, McCarthy, Ed. Flynn, James Walshe, William Eager, Declan Healy, top scorers were Ray Halloran (4.2), and Liam Mullen (3.2).

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last. J O’Toole, Eamonn Kealy, Club Lemon and M. Metcalfe matched three and won fifty euro each. The jackpot now stands at €8,100. The next draw will take place in Davidstown on Monday 8th August at 8pm

Donoughmore Summer Fayre Raffle

Raffle Results: 1st. Rebecca Murphy, Ballyvraghan. 2nd. David Fox, Ballinfoyle. 3rd. George Barrett, Ballinddin. 4th.Oran, Laoise, Ada, (Tutty grandchildren). 5th. Donna Moody, Baltinglass. 6th. Evelyn Murphy, Ballyvraghan. Thanks to all our sponsors of the raffle and thanks also to all who came and supported in any way.

Social Dancing

There will be social dancing in Donard Community Hall on Saturday next,13th. August from 9 to 12pm.Music by Glenn Flynn Band. Admission €10 with refreshments.


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


The death has occurred of Liam Tallon, Grangecon, formerly of Kilmeade, Athy and Dunlavin, . Died suddenly at home. Will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.

Predeceased by his wife Anne and his brother Sean. Survived by his sons Graham and Jonathan, daughters Ciara and Brenda, their partners Janice, Antonia and Seán and his sisters Mai (Carlow) and Annette (Jersey). Deeply regretted by his cherished grandchildren Rachael, Graham, Sumer, Sofia and Alexander, special in-laws, neighbors and friends Kathleen, Brian, Wally, Nora, Niall, Dotty and Deirdre, a multitude of friends and work colleagues throughout his life. May Liam Rest in Peace. Funeral took place in Kilmeade

Vintage Rally

The Mac and Norman’s Vintage Rally will take place on Sunday, August 14th, leaving Brannockstown at 12noon. All proceeds will go towards Cancer research.

Graveyard Mass

Dunlavin’s Graveyard Mass will take place on Sunday, August 14th at 7pm. Please pass this date on to family and friends.

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 club are running a golf classic Saturday August 13th 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 087 1373830; Seanie Phelan 083 4897269. To sponsor a tee box, please contact: Lynsey Walsh 087 1333837; Darragh Figgis 083 8420336

Library News

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

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.


St. Kevin’s Way Walk

St Kevin’s Way group are hosting a Pilgrim Path Walk on August 18 as part of Heritage Week. The walk will be led by experience guides, reflections recited at key points, rest stops present time for a chat and refreshment throughout the day.

This walk has two routes; the longer route is from Hollywood to Glendalough, meeting in Hollywood village at 7.30 arriving in Glendalough around 5 pm, bus backed to Hollywood, approximately 30K walk.

Shorter Route: Ballinagee Bridge to Glendalough. We meet in the Visitor car park Glendalough at midday for bus pick up to starting point at Ballinagee Bridge. Finish around 5 pm, approximately 12K walk.

Fee: €20 includes, bus, refreshment and insurance. Booking is essential, place are limited so please book early at: Register:

For more information and details of route, safety etc finds us on Facebook: St Kevin’s Way.

Hollywood Bingo

Bingo takes place in the Hollywood Center every Thursday night at 8.30 pm with two jackpots to be won.

Hollywood Pre-School

Hollywood Pre-School are in the Hollywood Center 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 pm 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 Center from 8.15 – to 9.15 pm 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 Center between 8.10 pm New Members’ are always welcome.

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 pm to 5 pm, 7-10 years 5 pm to 6 pm, and new class 11 years up 6 pm to 7 pm 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 pm to 10 pm in the Hollywood Centre. For further details contact Deirdre Keogh at 087 6193509.

GAA Club lotto

Draw results July 20. The number drawn were 3, 6, 24 and 28. There was no winner of the jackpot. The seller’s prizes went to Bridie Wilson 271.The €50 winners were Anne Tutty Brooklyn online 52, Rob Keogh 676, Jim Clarke 860, Eileen Byrne online 288. The next draw for a jackpot of €20,000 will be held on August 3 at the Hollywood GAA Club house. Tickets can be bought online at 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 center at 045 864979 or email All notes must be in the Hollywood Center before 11 am on Friday for the following week.

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