Roundwood Notes ~ 18th of November


Our Parish Christmas Sale of Work will take place on Sunday 1st December starting at 12 noon in the GAA Complex. This year you will find A Cup Cake Carnival & Chocolate Cauldron, Christmas Wreaths, Swags and Table Centres, along with Hand Turned Candle Holders made from local wood. Wheel of Fortune, Bric a Brac, Books, Home Produced Cakes & Breads, 6th Class Stall, Many Raffles including The Grand Christmas Raffle with 1st prize of €1000 2nd €300 & Lots of Vouchers from Our Local Businesses, Moneystown Hamper, Small Raffles for Smyths Toy Voucher, Turkey, Christmas Cakes, Art & Crafts and much more. Giggle The Clown will meet everyone in the Hall, Santa will arrive to meet the younger ones at 1pm. Along with Nail Art & Tattoo’s the kids can also get their faces painted. There will be lots of Games and Fun for all. Lunchtime will be covered with Tea, Coffee, Soup, Sandwiches, Rolls & Sweet Cake served. The Kids from 5th & 6th Class will perform a Medley of Songs from The Hallelujah Choir Festival. The sale will be wrapping up with the Raffle Results at 3.30pm, Sheep & other items will be Auctioned immediately afterwards. Be sure to come early & enjoy the Community Spirit & Festive Cheer. You will also be able to order Tochar GAA Club Gear & purchase the 2014 Roundwood Calendar.  Donations of all kinds are essential & most appreciated to make the Sale of Work a success. For further details please contact Caroline Sillery 086 1714973 or any committee member.


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. There is a special price of €5 per calendar for launch night only. It would make an excellent Christmas Present for family and friends both at home and abroad so do come along as light refreshments will be served and admission is free.


Our AGM will take place this Saturday 23rd, 6pm Aras an Tochar. All members and parents are encouraged to attend.


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 tonight, Wednesday 20th November.  Tickets will be €20 & will be on sale in The Royal Hotel in Bray, Justine’s 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.  A limited amount of tickets will be on sale on the night.


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.


In a closely fought competition on Monday 11th November Monica Brady and Bridie Nolan came out on top for North/South, 2nd Catherine Halligan and Phil Power, 3rd Miriam Coyle and Gaye McGettigan taking 1st place for East/West were Paddy O Brien and Pamela  Byrne  2nd Catherine McGillycuddy and Gertie Fee, 3rd Rachel Judd and Molly Byrne. 


Playing their cards right for North/South on Friday 15th November were Ger Lenihan and Triona Woodroofe, 2nd Catherine McGillycuddy and Nancy O Brien, 3rd Liz Belton and Teresa Leahy, East/West winners were Maria Magee and Rowena Brady, 2nd Noeleen Redmond and new partner Paddy O Brien and 3rd place went to Gertie Fee and Mary Pierce.


Kilmacanogue History Society presents Tales from a  Country  Churchyard the interesting lives of some Dargle Valley residents by Judy  Cameron in the Glenview  Hotel on Tuesday  3rd  December at 8.30pm.  Admission €3 (€2 for members)


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.


The results from the sheep dog trials held on the 1st November is as follows:- Open Class: 1st Con McGarry, 2nd Tody Lamb, 3rd Francis McGuiagan, 4th John Brennan 5th Donie Anderson, 6th Tody Lamb.  Wicklow Class:  1st Denis Birchall, 2nd Pat Molloy, 3rd Andy Corrigan, 4th Pat Reid.  Novice Class: 1st Maura Ryan, 2nd Heather Dixon, 3rd Pat Molloy & 4th Pat Reid.  Roundwood Sheepdog trial committee would like to thank all to our great sponsors and competitors and judges for making it a great day.


There will be a pilgrimage to Medjugorje on 15th October, 2014 at a cost of €619.  Early booking offers of €150 discount if paid in full by 12th December, €100 discount if paid in full by 3rd February, 2014.  For further information please contact Mary King at 087 2185067


Start speaking your new language naturally with real conversations.  For more information contact Marina at 085 7831842


On December 20th with music is by the Wicklow Man in The Parish Centre, Roundwood.


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.


There was no winner of last week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 3, 6, 20 & 24.  There were seven match three winners, D. Brown, John Manley, Maureen Cullen, Tricia Chadwick, Isabelle Gray, Janet Langrell & Michael Fanning   Next weeks jackpot will be €14,900.


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.



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