Roundwood Notes ~ 28th of April


Track and Field: Calling all children between the ages of five and seventeen who are interested in representing the Roundwood, Moneystown, Laragh area in the Co, finals of track and field are asked to please come to Áras an Tochar on Wednesday May 7th at 5.45 for our local run-offs. There are many different events for all ages from running to jumping to ball throw and javelin. You do not need to be a member of an athletic club to take part. If you are interested please contact Ann Marah or Elizabeth Belton.  Swimming:  We also hope to enter in the Co finals of the swimming competition. Again we will have swim-offs for anybody interested in taking part. Please contact any member of the Community Games Committee for more information.


The blessing of the graves in Glendalough will take place on Friday 9th May at 8pm and in Brockagh on Friday 16th May at 8pm.  There will be mass on both occasions in St. Kevin’s Church at 7pm.


Wicklow Active Retirement has invited Roundwood Active Retirement to a light lunch and entertainment in The Pastoral Centre in Wicklow on Wednesday the 21st May at 12pm.  Roundwood are providing a free bus down.  If you would like to travel down please let Betty 087 1239340 or Molly at 086 3291256 know ASAP.


A special mass to remember all deceased forestry staff will be celebrated in St. Kevin’s church, Glendalough on Saturday the 10th May at 12 noon.  Afterwards there will be light refreshments and chat in the Brockagh Centre.  All are welcome.


Fun Bingo will take place on Thursday the 8th May in the Parish Hall from 8pm – 10pm.  Family members and friends are more than welcome to attend.  €5 per book and great raffle prizes.  Come along and enjoy


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. 


The Roundwood and District Community Council are holding a fundraising table quiz in aid of the Roundwood-Spezet Twinning Programme on Friday 9th of May in Kavanagh’s Vartry House. The cost for a team of four will be €40 and the start time is 9pm. Your support would be much appreciated. If you would like more information on the Roundwood-Spezet Twinning initiative please email  


This year, Roundwood Historical & Folklore Society will publish its 25th journal. We are looking for articles, however big or small, or suggestions for articles that might be included. Please contact Derek on 2818118 or   


Better Energy Warmer Homes scheme provides free energy efficiency works for home owners on a low income living in Roundwood and in other areas in Co. Wicklow. It’s easy to apply and services include attic insulation, draught-proofing, lagging jackets, CFL bulbs, cavity wall insulation and energy saving advice. To qualify for the scheme you must own and live in your own home in the Bray or Co. Wicklow area and you must also be in receipt of one of the following, Fuel Allowance or Family Income Supplement or Job Seekers Allowance for more than six months and have a child aged under seven years. To find out more, please contact Warmer Homes team on 01 2866080 at Bray Partnership.


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


Roundwood AFC is hosting a table quiz on Friday 23rd may in the Coach House, Roundwood at 8.30pm.  All support welcome.  All proceeds will be used to carry out maintenance and repair works to our astro turf pitch.  Table of 4 €40.00.  Any bookings or queries please contact Shane @ 087 4171521


There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 6, 12, 16 & 22. There were nine match three winners, Mary Marah, Nancy Green, Kathleen Monahan Emma Sibley, Betty Cahill, Liz Byrne, No 890, O & K Fagan, S & J Hamilton. Next week’s jackpot will be €6,200.


Roundwood AFC would like to wish our under 10 and under 13 teams the very best of luck for their cup finals. All support would be greatly appreciated Under 10s play in the cup final on Saturday 24th may, Woodlands Greystones at 1.30pmUnder 13s play in their cup final Sunday 25th may, Woodlands, Greystones at 12pm


The next whist will be on Wednesday 30th 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 n lively banter.


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


There will be 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. All money to be paid to Susan at 0404 45276 before 1st May.  Leaving Roundwood parish centre at 8a.m. A three night trip to Iceland going on 23rd October. 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.


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


‘Do the Irish Speak English?’ with Terry Dolan on Tuesday 6th May in the Glenview Hotel.  Entry €3 (€2 for members) – all welcome



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