Roundwood Notes ~ 30th of June 2014


Community volunteers are now delivering information and sign up forms to all houses in the Roundwood Garda District. Those volunteers will be calling back over the coming weeks to collect the forms and subscription monies. Many of the volunteers are distributing within their own areas and should be known to you. An official receipt will be given for all money collected. If you have any concern regarding the person calling for money, please telephone 087 9040470 for verification. 


Moneystown  midsummer barn dance and BBQ fundraiser in Moneystown Community Centre on sat 26 July from 8pm. Music by the Country Boys  and the Roamin’ Cadillacs. Raffle on the night with the top prize, two tickets to Garth Brooks concert (on Tuesday 29th July) and lots more prizes. Over 18’s. Tickets cost  €15 and can be purchased by contacting  086 8378304 or from any committee member


Avonmore Game Club will hold its sixth charity/fundraiser BBQ  on Sat 5th July  in Kavanaghs Vartry House at 6pm. This year again a donation will be made  to Roundwood Senior Citizens and Roundwood National School.   Music in the beer garden with Chris Lucas and special guests and from 9.30pm until late it’s The Roamin Cadillacs. Adults €15.00, children free .So for a menu with a difference, great music and craic come along, your support will be much appreciated For further information please contact 0868569812


A meeting for residents and landowners of the Roundwood Pure Mile, which stretches from Roundwood Church on the Annamoe Road, to Derralossary takes place tonight, Wednesday 2nd of July at 8:30pm in the Old School. Anyone interested in getting involved or with an interest in the history or folklore of the road is also welcome as we wish to gather as much information on this area as possible.


There is a bus organized for Saturday, 26th July from Roundwood to Croke Park for the Gareth Brooks Concert.   The bus will pick up from Tochar House (Fannings) in the afternoon and drop off back there after the concert. Anyone who would like to book their seat on the bus should contact Fiona at 087 917 6713.


The Roundwood Active Retirement and Whist committee have organised a day tour on Thursday 10th July to Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park and a Liffey Cruise, passing the Four Courts and Customs House. Evening meal on the way back and bus provided. Total cost €50. To book please call Molly at 0404 45407 or Betty at 01 2818703.


The Ballinastoe teams took part in the All Ireland finals on Sunday, hosted by Stapleston’s Tug of War Club in Clontuskert, Galway. The ladies team pulled in the eight a side 560kg and the catchweight competitions, winning gold in both. Well done girls on taking home the titles to Wicklow. The mens team took part in the 700kg novice competition and after a gruelling days pull they narrowly lost out in the final. Hard luck lads.


The summer camp returns again in Roundwood N.S. for 4-7 year olds, for one week only this year from 14th – 18th July   10.00 a.m -1.00p.m. Activities will include, Art & Craft, singing, dancing, cooking and lots more fun! Cost is €60 for the week. Reduction for second child. Limited places available. Contact :  Trisha Brady 086- 3804769. Shirley Fox 087-2148716


The blessing of the Graves in Roundwood Cemetery will take place on Sunday evening July 27th at 7pm


There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 8, 18, 21 & 26. There were two match three winners, Bridie Stacey & A Kenny. Next week’s jackpot will be €8,900.


Coollattin Outing Saturday June 21st:  Winner Paul Brady 41pts, Second Matthew Cowman 38pts, Class 1: Ist P Turner 36pts, 2nd W Byrne 36pts , 3rd P Synnott 36pts. Class 2 : 1st DJ Kenna 37pts, 2nd J Staunton 35pts, 3rd D Mockler 34pts. Class 3 : 1st J Nash 35pts , 2nd M Kenna 33pts , 3rd S Sillery 30pts. Nines : M Bolger 20pts , P  Timmons 17pts. Nearest Pin : P Brady. Visitor J McHugh 31pts. Next outing The K Club on Saturday 19th July.


Results of Djouce Ladies June Competitions : 18 Hole Stableford June 7th: 1st Marian Molloy (29) 38pts, 2nd Margaret Bolger (17) 36pts. June Monthly Medal: 1st Marian Molloy (29) 70, 2nd Margaret Bolger (17) 73, Best Gross Valerie Brennan 89. 9 Hole Stableford Giesla O’Rourke (29) 16pts, 2nd Catherine Halligan (23) 11pts. 18 Hole Stableford 21st June: 1st Ann Clarke (27) 44pts, 2nd Margaret Bolger (17) 36pts. 18 Hole Stableford 28th June : 1st Valerie Brennan (9) 39pts, 2nd Margaret Bolger (17) 38pts. 9 Hole Stableford : 1st Breda Murdock (33) 21pts. Our Lady Captain Deirdre Carroll will hold her Captain’s Day on Tuesday July 15th. Good wishes to Deirdre from all the club members have a fantastic day.


The Roundwood Festival 2014 will take place from the 18th to the 20th of July. If you are interested in getting involved or have any suggestions or new ideas to add to this fun weekend please call 086 8055040 or email for details of the next committee meeting. Volunteers are always wanted throughout the weekend so if you are free on any of the days and would like to get involved please let the committee know.


The results of the whist is as follows:-Top Score: Paddy O’Brien; Top Gent: Richie Cullen; Second Gent: Jimmy Molloy; Top Lady: Mary Cullen; Second Lady: Monica Brady; First Half: Margaret Kennedy; Second Half: Molly Byrne; Lowest Score: Tiny Shortt & Longest Sitting: May Kenna. Raffle prizes were won by Mary Murphy, Paddy O’Brien, Martin Byrne, Mary Cullen & Maureen Gaffney. The next whist will be on Wednesday 9th July in the Parish Centre.


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


Roundwood Home Producers Market continues 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


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


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


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