Roundwood Notes ~ 14th of April 2014


A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 25thApril in Lynhams, Laragh at 1.30pm.


There will be a music night in Áras an Tochar Community Centre on Easter Sunday night starting at 8.30pm. Come along and enjoy the night


A 6 week course starting Thursday May 1st from 10 am – 12 noon.  Drawing and Painting. Beginners and Improvers.  Contact Janet on 086 3042030 for further information. 


New Art and Crafts classes for kids starting Thurs May 1st in Roundwood Parish Hall. Classes for ages 4 to 12. For information phone Almha Roche on 086 3897732 or check out


Roundwood Home Producers Market has re-opened in Roundwood Parish Hall on Sundays from 12noon – 5p.m every Sunday. Come for your home baking, jams, crafts, vegetables, plants, etc. New members always welcome.


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


There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 8, 17, 20 & 23. There were five match three winners, Clancys, M, A, D, & J., Bride/Christine, A. Kennedy & Debs Burke. Next week’s jackpot will be €5,600.


Morning Badminton continues every Tuesday from 9.30 until 11am for anyone who would like to join us. Beginners are always welcome as are improvers and those who just want to play! Congratulations to all those who took part in the Wicklow championships, the finals of which were held last Sat night in Roundwood and the triumphant morning players were Marion, Gill, Mary, Paddy and Ger. Hard to believe 2 years ago some of these had never stood on a badminton court let alone reach a final so well done to all of you


Congratulations to our Three Juvenile Teams who recently won the Dublin League in Under 17, Under 15 and Under 13.  A brilliant result for our youngsters whom had very tough opposition to get to this final.  Team members were U17, Martin Gaffney, Tiernan Kavanagh, Sean O’Toole, Eva Plummer, Emma Binions and Caoimhe Cronin.  U15 Girls team were Laoise Cullen, Georgina Cowman, Rudel Kinsella with subs Rebecca Molloy, Liadh Cronin and Sinead Brady whilst the U13 mixed team included Kyle Graham, Niall Gaffney, Oisin Cullen, Rebecca Molloy, Liadh Cronin, Aisling McLoughlin with subs Ruth Ireland and Sinead Brady.  Well done to each and every one of them for this marvellous victory and to their dedicated managers David Binions, Theresa Cowman and Rosie Graham. 


Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd played their cards right for North/South on Monday 7th April 2nd Phil Power and Gertie Fee 3rd Mary Pierce and Kay Plunkett, East West victors were Marian Davis and Teresa Leahy, 2nd Bridie Nolan and Brid Clancy and 3rd Clare Sally and Pamela Byrne.  Triona and all the club members wish to extend their deepest sympathy to Gaye on the sudden passing of her brother Brian Pimley may he Rest in Peace


Friday 11th April saw Margaret Bolger and Noeleen Redmond continue their winning streak for North/South 2nd Jim McNamara and Nancy O Brien and Rachel Judd and Molly Byrne were 3rd, Kay Plunkett and Mary Murphy were the victors for East/West 2nd Rowena Brady and Mary Pierce and 3rd Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien.  Sincere condolences to Gaye on the sudden passing of her brother Brian Pimley during the week may he Rest in Peace.  All members please note there will be bridge on Friday 18th April.


Results from April 2nd 2014. Top Score: Tom McHugh, Top Lady: Mary Murphy, Top Gent: Paddy O Brien, Second Lady: May Kenna, Second Gent: Tiney Shortt, First Half: Mollie Byrne, Second Half: Anna Pierce & Martin Byrne, Lowest Score: Pat Fisher, Longest Sitting: Paddy Halligan. Raffle Prizes, Richie Cullen, Maura McHugh, Mary Pierce, Ann Pierce & Paddy Halligan. The next whist will be on Wednesday 16th April 2014.


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.


Set dancing in Kavanagh’s lounge every Thursday night with music this week by CDs and by Michael and Brian for the remainder of the month. Lessons before hand at 8.30 with session from 9pm until 11. Love if you could join us on the dance floor for a night of fun and lively banter.


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!


Pilgrimage to Medjugorje October 15th for one week. Cost €619.00. Price includes Aer Lingus flights, insurance and half board accommodation in house opposite the Church and transfers to & from Medjugorje. For more information & booking contact Mary King on 087 2185067


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 will be two day trips, a tour of Semple Stadium and Holy cross Abbey on 3rdMay leaving Roundwood at 8a.m. at a cost of €65 per person and a trip to Suir Valley railway line between Waterford and Dungarvan and Garden Bord Bia., The Arboretum which has lovely plants and shrubs which will take place on Saturday 5th July at a cost of €65 per person. Tea, scones and evening meal and bus included in the price, leaving at 9a.m. Contact 0404 45276before 1st April. A three night trip to Iceland going on 23rdOctober. Total cost €599. Deposit of €200 to be paid before 1stJuly. All enquiries to 0404 45276


Tony Davitt will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 9th May 9.30 till 12. Teas, door prizes, refreshments also available. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive etc.


Roundwood Historical Societies April event “Farewell to Delgany, likes wise the Glen” the Music & Songs of County Wicklow from The Traditional Music Archive, presented by Grace Toland, takes place at 8pm on Monday 28th April in Calary Church. Grace Toland is Librarian of the Irish Traditional Music Archive in Dublin and is a traditional singer. She plans the annual Inishowen Singing Weekend and was the driving force behind the Inishowen Song Project. There will also be musical contributions from well known local traditional musicians on the night. Admission is €5 and Booking is Essential. To book a seat please Contact 01-2818146/01-2818118


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

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