Roundwood Notes ~ 24th of February 2014


Aikido is a non-competitive Japanese Martial Art for Flexibility, Coordination, Relaxation and Self-Defence and Joe McHugh 4th Dan Aikido Aikikai will be holding a ten week beginners course in RoundwoodNationalSchool on Thursdays from 7.30 to 8.45pm.  The cost will be €50 for adults and €40 for students.  For further information please contact Joe at 086 1019668.


Congratulations to Amy Murphy and Jessie Scott who were playing with the Wicklow minor team that beat Carlow on Saturday in Carlow.  Amy was captain on the day, well done to our Roundwood girls.


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


Ballinastoe Tug of War club is starting back training soon.  We have both a men and women’s team. If you are interested in getting fit and taking up a team sport for the new year we would love to see you.  All are welcome.  For further information contact Ed on 086 1693109


Anyone over the age of 50 & who is interested in joining The County Wicklow Get Vocal group, rehearsals are starting Brockagh on 4th march from 11am 12.30pm. Various groups from around the country will rehearse over the next few months and in June will get together to sing the songs.  For further information you can contact Molly at 086 3291256


Enrolments are being confirmed for September, 2014.  If you wish to have your child included please contact the school on 01 2818399 on or before Wednesday 26th February.


Angel Healing takes place every Monday night at 7.30 in the Parish Centre, RoundwoodVillage. It is non denominational. Come along to a night of spiritual connection, relaxation and meditation. For more information contact Mary 087 9819420


Catherine McGillycuddy and Monica Brady took 1st place for North/South on Monday 17th February Nancy O’Brien and Phil Power were 2nd Catherine Halligan and Brid Clancy were 3rd and Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien were 4th.   Pamela Byrne, Clare Sally, Kay Plunkett and Gaye McGettigan shared 1st/2nd places for East/West and Miriam Coyle, Pat Rushe, Gertie Fee and Bridie Nolan shared 3rd/4th.


Friday 21st February saw our visitors Bernadette Rowntree and Fedelma Martin take 1st place, June Digby, Monica Brady, Rachel Judd and Molly Byrne were joint 2nd 3rd and 4th place went to Bridie Nolan and Maura Gaskin.  East/West victors were Kay Plunkett and Mary Murphy, 2nd Gertie Fee and Jane Cronin. 3rd Pat Rushe and Miriam Coyle and 4th were Paddy O’Brien and Ger Lenihan. The club would like to wish Fedelma Martin every success in her campaign for Presidency of the C.B.A.I.


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were 15, 23, 24 & 26.  There were nine match four winners, Ian Savage, Evelyn O’Connor, James Cullen, Mary Moxley, Tina, E.S.L. Kavanagh, Mary Carstairs, Chris Davis & Barry Fanning. Next weeks jackpot will be €18,800.


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 next tidy towns clean up will take place on Saturday 1st of March at 11am meeting at the Old School.


The results of the whist is as follows:- Top Score: Kay Plunkett; Top Gent: Jimmy Molloy’ Second Gent: Pat Fisher; First Lady: Kitty Kennedy; Second Lady: Maureen Gaffney; First Half: Mary Cullen & Lowest Score: Ann Gaffney.  The raffle prizes were won by Tom McHugh & Nan Wolohan. The next whist will be on Wednesday 5th March 2014.


Anne Sexton PilatesClass 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 8pm.  €10 for adult, €6 for students and unwaged.


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


Anyone wishing to order a dvd of Roundwood Variety Groups recent production of Sleeping Beauty at a cost of €20 should contact 086 2451829 before 28th February, 2014.


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!


Ben Brady’s Set Dancing continues every Wednesday night in the Mill Room, Kilcoole at 8pm.


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.


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.


Kilmacanogue History Society will hold Wicklow through the Artist’s Eye by Patricia Butler in the Glenview Hotel on Tuesday  4th  March 2014.  Entry €3 (€2 for members) all are welcome.  Website:  


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