Roundwood Notes ~ 12th of May 2014


The bell tower of Calary Church requires work to ensure that it remains in good condition and a Coffee Morning and Grand Fundraising Sale is being held at the Grainstore, Kilruddery House, Bray between 10am and 2pm on Tuesday, 27th May. The stalls include Home baked cakes and tray bakes, Books, Bric a Brac, Country Produce, CD’s, Jewellery & Accessories, Tool and knife sharpening and Plants (perennial, annual and vegetables). Entry to the Grand Sale is €5, which includes a free tea/coffee and homemade scone. All proceeds from the Sale will go to support the work on the bell tower.


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.


The first concert of the 2014 series will take place at 8pm on Thursday 15 May when Sióga – Donna Gallagher (soprano), Rebecca Draisey-Collishaw (oboe) & Niamh Kinsella (keyboard) – will perform works by Beethoven, Bernstein, Liszt, Mozart, Schubert, Arnold Cooke and Michael Holohan. Tickets are €15 (€12 for concessions) and booking is essential. To book, please email 


Roundwood Parish Hall & Centre Bric a Brac Sale – on Sunday June 1st. Donations of household items are being accepted into the Parish Hall any morning. (no soft toys/clothes) Don’t Bin it… Donate it 


Results for Ladies April Competitions: 18 Hole Stableford April 5th 1st: Bernadette Campion (34) 31pts, 9 Hole Stableford 1st Thelaire Barnwell (36) 8pts. April Monthly Medal 1st: Margaret Bolger ( 17) 70, Best Gross Catherine Halligan (22) 103. 9 Hole Stableford 1st Breege Clancy (36) 17pts. 18 Hole Stableford 22nd April 1st Deirdre Carroll (19) 34pts, 2nd Margaret Bolger (17) 33pts. 18 Hole Stableford 29th April 1st Margaret Bolger (17) 36pts, 2nd Niamha O’ Higgins (30) 36pts. 9 Hole Stableford 1st Valerie Reynolds (36) 14pts, 2nd Sally Kenny (31) 13pts. Friday evening 9 Hole social golf is now on and it is open to all. Tee off times are 5pm to 6pm. Friday May 9th was our first competition results Mens: 1st Simon Carroll (3) 15pts, Ladies :1st Margaret Bolger (9) 20pts. Come along and play any Friday evening it’s very social and everyone is very welcome. 


Roundwood Dance – the Wicklow Man will play in Roundwood Parish Hall on Friday 16th May 9.30 p.m. ‘til 12. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jiving etc. 


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


The annual bridge fundraiser for the Parish Hall will be held on Monday 19th May in the Parish Hall at 8pm. All welcome. 


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. 


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, RoundwoodVillage. It is non denominational. Come along to a night of spiritual connection, relaxation and meditation. For more information contact Mary 087 9819420 


Djouce Minor Team took on Powerscourt in Minor Cup Event played in Delgany Golf Club on Sun 27th April. Djouce was represented by Janet O Toole, Mary Lynch, Ann Clarke, Marian Molloy and Niamh O Higgins. Our Ladies played brilliant golf and done the Club proud. All ladies gave Powerscourt a run for their money, and were very unfortunate to lose 2:3 in the end. A very friendly but competitive match, but there always has to be a winner and a loser. A big thank you to all the caddies on the day ie. Margaret Schutte, Bernadette Campion, Deirdre Carroll, Catherine Walsh and Helene Duignan. Overall a great day, and the Powerscourt Ladies were a pleasure to play with. We wish them luck in the next round.  


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 5, 11, 18 & 28. There were five match three winners, Paul Bailey, Paul W-H, Conor, Cian & Aoife, Aine Mulvey and Emma Wolohan. Next week’s jackpot will be €6,800.


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. Kevins Church at 7pm.  


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.  


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 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 trip to SuirValley railway line between Waterford and Dungaarven 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 23rdOctober. Total cost €599. Deposit of €200 to be paid before 1stJuly. All enquiries to 0404 45276 


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


Results of final competition in the league saw Bridie Nolan and Gaye McGettigan take 1st place for North/South 2nd Monica Brady and Phil Power 3rd Nancy O Brien and Catherine McGillycuddy, East/West victors were Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien, 2nd Marian Davis and Teresa Leahy 3rd Maura Gaskin and Margaret Byrne. Benefit Bridge Night being held for all bridge players including beginners on Monday 19th May starting at 8pm {not 7.45 as previously printed} in aid of Roundwood Community Hall in Community Hall Roundwood. Cost £10 including supper, raffle on night.


Friday 9th May saw Margaret Bolger and Noeleen Redmond recovering from their glitch the previous week and take 1st place again for North/South 2nd Jim McNamara and Maria Magee 3rd Kitty Heslin and Triona Woodroofe and 4th Kay Plunkett and Mary Murphy. 1st for East/west Bridie Nolan and Maura Gaskin 2nd Monica Brady and Marian Davis joint 3rd/4th Ger Lenihan and Paddy O’Brien and newcomers Seamus and Magdalen Kennedy. End of season prize giving will be on Friday 16th May.




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