Monthly Archives: September 2013

Community Group Training

Calling all community groups – Are you confused about how best to set up a Facebook Page for your group? What email address should you use? Should it be an open page or a closed group? What information do people see, and are there privacy issues? How do you manage comments that might be inappropriate to your group?  What happens when you share information across different pages, does it compromise who sees and can comment on your information?  

County Wicklow Partnership and Kildare & Wicklow Education & Training Board (VEC) Community Education are considering running a course to help groups SAFELY MANAGE a Facebook Page.  This practical course will run for 6 weeks from 7pm-9.30pm in Wicklow Town.  The course will be free of charge and places will be limited to one person per community group.

To register your interest contact                                  

Helen by Emailing: or Brenda at  by Friday 27th September 2013.

Roundwood Notes week of the 2nd of September


The new badminton season has commenced on Monday and Wednesday nights from 7.30 to 11.30pm in the GAA Complex.  As part of Badminton Open Week we are inviting beginners, novices and past players to come and have some fun for free on Monday 9th and Wednesday 11th September. We will provide rackets and shuttlecocks so you can try out a new sport that allows you to keep active and meet new friends during the winter months. Contact Paul Brady 0863180014 or Ger Kenna 0863396456 for more information


Roundwood Variety Group will hold their upcoming AGM in the Old School Roundwood on tonight Wednesday the 4th of September 2013 at 9pm. Anyone interested in helping out in any way backstage, front of house, costumes, makeup etc., please come along and learn what we are all about.


DiamondBridge Club,   002 Bridge Club   unbelievable it’s that time again bridge returns to Roundwood on Monday 9th September at 7.45pm and Friday 13th September at 9.45am in Roundwood Community Hall no partner required.   Bridge Lessons for Beginners also available on Monday nights starting in mid September for further details contact Triona 0877630968 or Gaye on 0868746874


St Kevin’s ParishChurch, Laragh would like to invite all denominations to our healing mass with Eddie Stone on Saturday the 7th of September at 7.00pm. All those who have experienced the loss of a loved one, those who are suffering from depression or a feeling of helplessness and all who may be suffering from ill health, to bring Gods healing to their lives. All are welcome. For more information contact, Mary at 0879819420


The next whist will be on Wednesday 4th September in The Parish Centre.


There will be dancing in The Community Centre in Roundwood on 20th September with Music by Images, on October 18th music will be by The Wicklow Man and on 15th November music is by Tony Davitt.  All are welcome.


Due to the huge amount of interest  for the Rathdrum Vocational School (Rathdrum Tech) reunion, ALL students and teachers who attended R.V.S at any stage are welcome to come along to the reunion on October 5th, 2013 at 8PM at Lynham’s of Laragh as part of the Gathering 2013.

Please contact any of the following for more information or to book tickets.  Mary- 0872789773, Bernie- 0868309794 or Ann- 0861705238.  Come along and enjoy a great night of nostalgia, music and Craic!!


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were 10, 14, 19 & 30There were no match three winners, Next weeks jackpot will be €11,600



A trip to Killarney to The Gleneagle Hotel from the 24th to the 28th October.  Music, dancing and sightseeing to Muckross House and gardens and The Ring of Kerry all included.  All in at a price of €299 per person sharing.  Single supplement €25 per person.  For more details please contact Susan at 0404 45276.  To secure your place a deposit of €100 is required before 15th September


A new series of Yoga Classes will commence on Thursday 12th September in Roundwood Parish Centre.  Class starts at 7.30pm and runs to 9pm and will include Posture work (ascina) breathing techniques (Premayama) Relaxation and Meditation.  Each class will cost €10 but a commitment of €60 for six sessions is required on the first night.  Class is suitable for all fitness levels.  Further details and booking please contact Anne Marie McKenna on 086 8367578


John Flood will play on Friday September 13th.


RoundwoodAFCAcademy training every Saturday.  All new players welcome Mondays 6-7 – under 9 & under 10, Wednesday 6-7pm – under 11, 6.30-8pm.  Monday & Thursday – under 12, 7-8pm.  Wednesday 8-9 under 13 Under 14 – TBC.  All registration & fees for players to be done by 27th August.  Players registered before this date will be in a free draw to win tickets to watch Ireland play in the World Cup qualifiers.  Astro pitch available to rent €35 per hour Contact 086 3841027


Christmas Sale of Work committee meeting on Saturday 7th September after 6.30pm mass.


The final concert of the 2013 Music in Calary season will take place in CalaryChurch on Friday August 30th starting at 8.00pm and will be a recital by The Schumann String Quartet, which comprises Mia Cooper (violin), Anna Cashell (violin), Joachim Roewer (viola) and William Butt (cello). Their programme consists of Ravel: String quartet, Webern: Langsamer Satz and Beethoven: op. 59 no. 2 in E minor.  Further information and tickets for this concert, which are €15 (€10 concessions) can be obtained by emailing


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.


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


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