Roundwood Notes ~ 11th of November

On Saturday 16th November Archaeologist & Author, Chris Corlett will officially Launch Roundwood Historical Societies 24th Journal at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall Roundwood. This year’s journal contains a wealth of articles for those interested in the Local history of Roundwood and indeed County Wicklow generally. Articles such as Roundwood through the Centuries, The First World War & Its Impact on County Wicklow, The History of Jacob
Sheep, Reflections of Returned Emigrants, Prehistoric Landscaping at the Sugarloaf and Robert Barton plus much more will provide interesting reading for local history enthusiasts! Check out the society’s website for more details

The much anticipated Roundwood Calendar 2014 has finally arrived. The official launch will take place in the Parish Hall on November 23rd at 7.30pm. It features photographs taken by our local talented photographers who took part in the digital camera courses over the past couple of years. This is not to be missed as it would make an excellent Christmas present for family and friends both at home and abroad. 

Roundwood Variety Group is hosting a Christmas cookery demonstration with the well known Wicklow chef, Catherine Fulvio & a Christmas artisan food & craft fair, which will include, jewellery, knitting, home baking, jams and lots lots more, in The Royal Hotel in Bray on Wednesday 20thNovember.Tickets will be €20 & will be on sale in The Royal Hotel in Bray, Justines Shop, Roundwood or by contacting 086 2451829 or can be purchased from any committee member. This promises to be a great night not to be missed.

Improve Your Gaeilge – Maybe you want to be able to help your child/grandchild with their ‘obair baile’ or simply be able to understand the ‘nuacht’ or weather on TG4. If so you might wish to join An Tochar GAA’s Gaeilge conversation classes this autumn. Eileen Patterson will be hosting and has already started on Tuesday nights in Aras an Tochar at
7.30pm. Eileen will not be charging for the classes but a donation of €2 per night is encouraged which will be given to a charitable cause at ‘Nollaig’ If you’re interested please come along on the night.


Roundwood PTAA are holding their annual dance in Roundwood parish hall on Friday 15th November at 9pm music by Tony Davitt. All are invited to attend. Any one who is eligible for either gold or silver pins please contact Sheila before 11 November for presentation on the night. Look forward to seeing you there for a great night of dancing.

Preparation is now under way for the sale of work which takes place on Sunday 1stDecember.Donations for stalls and attractions will be gratefully received on or before the sale for further details please contact Caroline Sillery at 086 1714973.
Start speaking your new language naturally with real conversations. For more
information contact Marina at 085 7831842

Tony Davitt will play in Roundwood Parish Centre on November 15th and on
December 20th with music is by the Wicklow Man.

The next whist will be on tonight Wednesday 13th November.

The new opening hours for Roundwood Market as and from Sunday 27th October,
will be 12noon till 4pm. We will be open every Sunday until 22nd December
when we will be closing at 3pm. Please note the new closing time. Come for
your homemade Christmas Cakes, puddings, jams, crafts, wreaths, and lots
more. New members are always welcome.

Astro pitch available to rent €35 per hour Contact 086 3841027

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

Calling all would be, could be and should be set dancers. We have been plodding away at our weekly set dancing sessions every Thursday night in Kavanagh’s Lounge but we now need your help. Thanks to the loyal support of our musicians, we still have live music every night with the exception of one night per month. However due to fall in numbers, we cannot continue without your support. If you think you would like to try this we are giving
lessons from 8.30pm before the session starts at 9pm so please feel free to join us.

Fr. Peter and the Bethany team thank very sincerely all the families who attended the Annual Mass of Remembrance/Service of light last weekend. We also thank those who came along to give their support. We would like people to know that in order to facilitate the bereaved in coping with their loss the cut-off point for inclusion in this Mass each year is six weeks. ie Sept 14th.

There will be a progressive 45 Card Game held in the GAA Complex on Sunday 1st of December starting at 8pm sharp all proceeds will go to the Parish Sale of Work. An enjoyable night guaranteed with refreshments served at the break and excellent raffle and cash prizes to be won.

North/South winners on Monday 4th November were Catherine Halligan and Bridie Nolan, 2nd Monica Brady, 3rd Rachel Judd and Mollie Byrne whilst 1st for East/West were Gertie Fee and Brid Clancy, 2nd Marian Davis and Teresa Leahy and 3rd Josie Connolly and Gaye McGettigan.

In a closely fought competition on Friday 8th November Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolger took 1st place for North/South 2nd Margaret Byrne and Triona Woodroofe 3rd Monica Brady and June Digby, East West victors were Catherine McGillycuddy and Nancy O Brien, Teresa Leahy and Liz Belton were 2nd and 3rd place Gertie Fee and
Paddy O Brien.


A cabaret in aid of the Senior Citizens Christmas Party will be held in the Glendalough Hotel on Saturday 16th November. All welcome your support would be much appreciated.


There was no winner of last week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were. 12,14,16 & 22. There were five match three winners Anna Doherty, Joseph W.H.R. Bridie Stacey, Jennifer Wilkinson and Emma Sibley. Next weeks jackpot will be €14,600.




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