Roundwood Notes August 12th 2013

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There will be a great night of music, song and dancing in The Grand Hotel on this Saturday the 17th August , in aid of the Cancer Clinical Research Trust which is headed by Professor Crown.  The night will kick off with a cabaret at 8.30pm and dancing with Sean Olohan and his band will take place from approximately 10pm until late.  Tickets are only €10 each and can be bought from The Grand Hotel, Wicklow, Track One, Main Street, Wicklow, Justine’s, Roundwood and Mary Margaret Molloy 086 8287858.  Please come along and support this very worthy cause while having a very enjoyable night.


CalaryChurch will be open during Heritage Week, between 2pm and 5pm on Saturday 17, Sunday 18 and Sunday 25 August. Free guided tours of the Church and grounds are available together with tea, coffee, plants and market produce


As part of Heritage Week 2013, Roundwood & Dictrict Historical & Folklore Society in co-operation with Wicklow Uplands Council are hosting a guided Hidden History Walk in the Wicklow Uplands. Starting at Castlekevin, travelling through the village of Annamoe, then traversing the old road to Derralossary, the walk will cover historical aspects & points of interest along the route. The walk will be led by local history experts and segments of the walk will access land not usually open to the public.The meeting point will be at the Parish Centre, Roundwood, Co Wicklow, and from there you will be transferred by minibus to Castlekevin to return on foot via Annamoe and Derralossary Church. As spaces are limited, please pre-register by contacting Cara Heraty, WUC Co-ordinator by Wednesday 14th August. Email: or phone: (01) 281 8406

Meeting Place: Car park at Roundwood Parish Hall.  When 2pm- 5pm, Sunday 18th August.  This will be Moderately strenuous 6km walk so bring some snacks and refreshments and dress for the weather.  See also & 


A progressive 45 card drive will take place in Aras an Tochar on Sunday 25th August at 8pm in aid of the club.  Come along for a great night.


A Date for your Diary, The Annual Ellie Brady Memorial Set Dance in aid of Cancer Research will take place in Aras an Tóchar on Friday August 23rd from 9.30 pm – 1 am. All are invited to come for an evening of fun and dance. for more info contact Richie 086 0566011


RathdrumVocationalSchool (Rathdrum Tech) are holding their school reunion, for students/teachers, and anyone who attended the school between September 1972- June 1976 (inclusive). Anyone who has any photos or memorabilia or any inquiries please contact any of the following; Mary- 0872789773, Bernie- 0868309794 or Ann 0861705238.  The event will be held in Lynham’s of Laragh, as part of ‘The Gathering 2013’  on Saturday October 5th at 9PM.


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were: 2, 17, 19 & 28.  There were two match three winners, Bridie & John & Cullens.  Next weeks jackpot will be €10,700.

 TOURS 2013

There will be a weekend away in Killarney the October weekend, music and sightseeing included for three nights.  Leaving on Friday 25th October. For further information on any of the trips please contact 0404 45276 after 8pm.


The Roundwood & District Community Council is now registered to administer the Seniors Alert Scheme. The Scheme aims to encourage community support for vulnerable people in our communities, provides grant assistance towards the purchase and installation of monitored personal alarms to enable older persons to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind.   If you know someone who would benefit from one of these alarms or would like further information please contact Monica 086 8055040 or Betty 01 2818703.


In Roundwood Parish Centre on 16th August The Wicklow Man will return, all dances from 9.30 p.m. ‘til 12. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jiving etc


John Flood will play on Friday September 13th.


The results of the whist in aid of the Senior Citizens is as follows:- Top Score: Biddy O’Connor; Top Gent: Martin Byrne; Second Gent: Tom McHugh; Top Lady: Molly Byrne; Second Lady: Monica Brady; First Half: Maureen Gaffney & Joe Coleman (shared); Second Half: Ann Gaffney; Lowest Score: Jimmy Molloy & Longest Sitting: Lucy Molloy.  Raffle prizes were won by May Kenna, Martin Byrne, Molly Byrne, Tom McHugh & Mary Jo O’Malley.  The next whist will be on Wednesday 21st August in The Parish Centre.



45 Card game every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at 8.45pm.  Teas served.  All are welcome.


Roundwood Home Producers Market reopened on Sundays from 12 – 5pm. Come and enjoy our home baking, crafts, jams, marmalades, plants, etc. New Members welcome


Our weekly sessions will continue on Thursday nights in Kavanagh’s Lounge from 9pm til 11am with a lesson from 8.30pm for any newbie’s who would like to ‘give it a go’. Music this month will be supplied by Michael & Brian. For anyone who has been thinking about trying it or for others who would like to return to it, now is the time – everyone is always welcome and we look forward to seeing you on the dance floor.



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