Roundwood Notes ~ 7th of April 2014


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 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


Fun Bingo will take place on Sunday the 13th April in the Parish Hall at 3pm. Family members and friends are more than welcome to attend. €5 per book and great raffle prizes. Come along and enjoy


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


Roundwood Home Producers Market will be re-opening in Roundwood Parish Hall on next Sunday, 6th April from 12noon – 5p.m every Sunday. Come for your home baking, jams, crafts, vegetables, plants, etc. New members always welcome.


Enrolments now being taken for September 2014/2015 for Jenny’s pre-school in Moneystown. All Applications to be returned to the Pre- School on or before the 11th April 2014 to ensure your place for September. Contact us at jennyspreschoolmoneystown@gmail.comor ring 086-8766301


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 7, 13, 20 & 23. There were six match four winners, Noel Power, Jamie Doyle, Breda Daly, E.T Reid, Rich Pierce and Susan Doyle. Next week’s jackpot will be €5,300.


If you, your family, a relative or friend or neighbour are suffering from an illness, or are troubled in mind or body, we invite you to join us at our Special Mass on Monday of Holy Week (April 14th) at 7pm in Roundwood Church. At this Mass we will have special prayers for the sick, and for those wishing to avail of it, there will be anointing with oils.


The United Friends of Derralossary are organising a clean up at DerralossaryChurch and Graveyard on Saturday 12th of April from 10am to 4pm. Please bring along willing hands and/or a strimmer, grass mower, shears, slash hook or hoe if available to you! Family and friends of those buried in Derralossary are particularly welcome.


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


Well done to all the young athletes who took part in the Leinster Juvenile Indoor Championships in Athlone on 9th & 10th March. Special mention must go to Eve Leacy and Rebecca Molloy who won gold in the Girls U12 and U13 High Jump respectively, and to Sean Leacy who claimed Silver in the U13 boys High Jump. Following on from this the 3 athletes competed in the All Ireland Juvenile Indoor Championships on 22nd and 23rd March. Again they all performed wonderfully with Rebecca and Sean placing 5th and 6th respectively and Eve claiming a Silver medal in her event. Thank you to all the coaches and parents involved in getting the athletes to these events and helping them to achieve these results. Adult and teenager training continues every Tuesday at 6.30pm at GAA complex. Wednesday Night Training for 10 years and older at 6pm at Greystones track. We need to see all the 10yrs+ Athletes there to prepare for the upcoming outdoor track season. Children are training every Friday 6-7pm at GAA Complex. Come along to the dam gates (out the Newtown road) at 10:00am every Sunday morning. New trainers and helpers always welcome and of course new members. Club singlets, shorts and hoodies are also available to purchase.


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 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 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, 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 and 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 45276 before 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


The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 11 April 9.30pm till 12. Teas, door prizes, refreshments also available. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive etc. Tony Davitt will play on Friday 9th May


Winners for North/South on Monday 31st March were Catherine McGillycuddy and Bridie Nolan, Pamela Byrne and Clare Sally were 2nd and Mary Pierce and Kay Plunkett were 3rd, victors for East/West were Ger Lenihan and Paddy O’Brien, 2nd Nancy O’Brien and Catherine Halligan, and 3rd Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd.


Sharing 1st/2nd place for North/South on Friday 4th April were Nancy O’Brien/Catherine McGillycuddy and Liz Belton/ Jim McNamara taking 3rd place were Maria Magee and Rowena Brady. The formidable pairing of Margaret Bolger and Noeleen Redmond continued their winning streak for East/West whilst Paddy O’Brien and Kay Plunkett were 2nd and Pat Rushe and Margaret Byrne were 3rd.


RDCC will hold their next meeting on April 14th at 8pm in the Old School…. all welcome!


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


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










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