Roundwood Notes ~ 10th of February


Roundwood Ploughing Society is holding their annual Ploughing Match on Saturday the 22nd of February at 12.00 noon in Coolharbour, Roundwood.  Sincere thanks to Mrs. Helena Lowe for providing the site. Conventional, Vintage, Classic Tractors and Horse Classes all catered for on Lea ground.  Please note all competitors must register before Wednesday the 19th of February with Brendan Power @ 087 2420204.  Spectators always welcome


Djouce Lady Captain Deirdre Carroll is planning on organising group golf lessons at Djouce Golf Club for ladies who have always thought they would like to try the game of golf. The group lessons will be given by a golf professional and will cover all levels and also people who have never picked up a golf club before! So ladies give golf a try and don’t worry about not having any golf clubs the clubs you will need will be provided for the lessons. Golf is a great game, come along and enjoy the fresh air and have fun. The plan is to hold the group lessons in early spring. The total cost for four one hour lessons is €50. If you would like to take part just phone Deirdre on 087 9118499. Or just call into the club house and leave your name and a contact number.


The Wicklow Man will play n Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 14th February from 9.30 till 12 midnight.  All are welcome.


John Flood will play in Roundwood Parish Hall & Centre on Friday February 21st from 9.30 p.m. until 12.  Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jiving etc.


Anne Sexton Pilates – Class on Thursdays at 12 noon – Mobility and Posture for the Older Adult.  Call in and have a chat with Anne and try it out!  Also, Boxercise – new class on a Friday night at 8 pm.  €10 for adult, €6 for students and unwaged.


Anyone wishing to order a DVD of Roundwood Variety Groups recent production of Sleeping Beauty at a cost of €20 should contact 086 2451929 before 28th February, 2014. 


The Annual Mass of Remembrance for Parishioners and family members of Parishioners who died since March last year and whose funerals took place outside the Parish will take place on Saturday March 15th at 6.30 pm


A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 21st February in The Roundwood Inn 


A mindfulness based stress reduction eight week course with Niall Nolan will take place in Roundwood Parish Centre on Tuesdays at 8pm.  For more information please contact M Gaskin at 086 1638042


The Cuidiu Humpty Dumpty Playgroup meets every Wednesday from 10 – 11.30 am in the Parish Hall.  All pre-school children are welcome.  Bring along your Parent or Minder & they can have tea and a chat while you play!


S.M.A. pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday 24th May leaving Laragh at 7a.m, Roundwood at 7.30a.m. Bus, breakfast and dinner €50 per person.  All money to be paid before 1st May, 2014.  All enquiries to 0404 45276.


There is a four day trip to London from 19th May to the 22nd flying to Gatwick.  Pick up in Roundwood to airport and back with dinner, bed & breakfast. Total cost €395 per person sharing.  Deposit of €200 before 1st March.  A seven night holiday to Tuscany takes place from 24th June at a cost of €799 per person sharing.  Deposit of €200 to be paid before 1st March and finally a three night trip to Iceland going on 23rd October.  Total cost €599.  Deposit of €200 to be paid before 1st July.  All enquiries to 0404 45276.  


The results of the whist in aid of the Senior Citizens is as follows:- Top Score: Monica Brady; Top Gent: Ann Gaffney; Second Gent: Tiney Shortt; Top Lady: Mary Murphy; Second Lady: Mary Pierce; First Half: Jimmy Molloy; Second Half: Ann Pierce; Lowest Score: Margaret Kennedy and Pat Fisher (shared) and longest sitting: Maura McHugh.  The raffle prizes were won by Kitty Kennedy, Ann Wolohan, Jimmy Molloy & Tiney Shortt.  Our sincere sympathy to the Coleman family on the death of Joe, may he rest in peace.  The next whist will be on Wednesday 19th February 2014. 


The proposed stretch of road this year is more than a mile!! It starts from Roundwood Health Centre along the Annamoe Road to the bottom of DerralossaryChurch lane. A meeting of the residents, landowners and anyone interested in getting involved in the 2014 Pure Mile will take place on Wednesday 12th February in Áras on Tochar at 8pm. Your support would be much appreciated so please do come along!!   


Set dancing is back in full swing in Kavanagh’s lounge every Thursday night with music this week by CDs and by the O’Kane family for the remainder of the month. Lessons before hand at 8.30 with session from 9pm until 11pm. Love if you could join us on the dance floor for a night of fun and good exercise


A pilgrimage to two shrines of Montreal/Grosse lle, St. Lawrence River and Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Mohawk Indian recently canonised, then crossing the border to the United States to visit Mohawk birthplace of St Kateri and Niagara Falls.  Departing on 11th September until 19th September for 8 days.  Cost is €1,695 per person sharing.  See website  for details.  To book contact 0404 45276 after 8pm.


A Pilgrimage to Medjugorje will take place on October 15th 2014. For one week. Cost €619.00. €100.00 off price if paid in full by February 3rd. €50.00 off if deposit paid by Feb 3rd.  Price includes flights, insurance half board accommodation in house opposite Church & transfers to & from Medjugorje.  For more information /booking contact Mary King on 087 2185067.


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


There was no jackpot winner in the last draw.  The numbers drawn were 14, 17 19 & 29. There was one match three winner, Gaffney’s.  Next weeks jackpot will be €18,200

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