Roundwood Notes – 7th of May 2014


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.


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 & District Community text alert is currently being set up. This is an updated form of Community Alert based on text messages from Roundwood Gardaí, relating to crime, theft or suspicious activity. There is a meeting on Monday 12th May at 7.30pm in the Old Schoolhouse for volunteers. All welcome.


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.


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.


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.


Roundwood Tidy Towns are urgently seeking assistance. Do you care enough about Roundwood to donate just one hour of your time on Tuesday 13th of May? Every little helps so please meet at the Parish Hall at 7:30pm. Thank you.


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


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!


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.


Fern Art – 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.


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.


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 18, 21, 22 & 23. There were no match three winners. Next week’s jackpot will be €6,500.


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.


Results Wed April 30th: Top Score Monica Brady, Top Gent Ann Gaffney, 2nd Gent Martin Byrne, Top Lady Biddy O’Connor, 2nd Lady Molly Byrne, 1st Half Mary Pierce, 2nd Half Mai Kenna, Lowest Score Ann Pierce, Longest Sitting Mary Cullen. Raffle Prizes Ann Wolohan, Monica Brady, Maura McHugh, Anne Pierce and Molly Byrne. Next Whist Wed May 14th.


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 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 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.


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


Results for Monday 28th April North/South 1st Monica Brady and Brid Clancy, 2nd Phil Power and Catherine McGillycuddy 3rd Nancy O’Brien and Bridie Nolan. East/West 1st Clare Sally and Pamela Byrne, 2nd Ger Lenihan and Paddy O’Brien, 3rd Maura Gaskin and Margaret Byrne. Members please note presentation of End of Season prizes will be Monday 12th May. All Bridge players please note Benefit Bridge Night in Roundwood on Monday 19th May in community Hall starting at 7.45.


Friday 2nd May saw Monica Brady and June Digby claim 1st place for North/South just ahead of new player Kitty Heslin and her partner Gaye McGettigan 3rd Jim McNamara and Rowena Brady whilst Margaret Bolger and Noeleen Redmond dropped from their regular 1st place to 4th. East/West victors were Paddy O’Brien and Ger Lenihan, Liz Belton and Marion Davis 2nd, Maura Gaskin and Bridie Nolan 3rd and Rachel Judd and Molly Byrne were 4th. Members please note End of Season prize presentation will be on Friday 16th May.


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.




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