Roundwood Notes ~ June 18th


The Roundwood Community Pre-school is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year.  To mark the occasion there will be a celebration at the Pre-School on Friday 20th June at 7pm. If you were a past pupil or anyway involved over the past 30 years we would love you to join us to mark this special occasion.  For further information, please contact Sinead at 086-3444413


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 am -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


Tony Davitt will play in Roundwood Parish Hall on Friday 20th June from 9.30 p.m. ‘til 12.   Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jiving etc.


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 3, 9, 12 & 28. There were six match three winners, M & S Coughlan, Bridie Healy, P.J & F Kavanagh, Pauline, Breda Murphy & Penny Brady. Next week’s jackpot will be €8,300.


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 annual pioneer mass will take place on Friday 27th June in St. Kevin’s Church, Laragh at 7pm followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, confession and benediction. All are welcome.


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.


Roundwood Historical Society are delighted to announce that Eve Holmes will present a talk entitled “The Early History of Photography – especially Pinhole Cameras” on Monday June 23rd  at 830pm in the Old School, Roundwood.  Also on Monday 30th June in The Old School at 8.30pm 1914 – Sleepwalking into War” a lecture by Julian Walton.  Julian is the well known Waterford historian who will give this most interesting  lecture on the origins of World War 1. This special talk will be just two days after the centenary of the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28 1914. For almost twenty years Julian has delighted listeners of Waterford Local Radio with ‘On this Day’, a daily short talk on an  item of historical interest. He was a secondary teacher of history for many years and is now Historian in Residence at Dunhill Multi-Educational Centre, Co. Waterford, and gives an annual course of ten lectures. He has had a lifelong interest in Irish history, especially that of his home county of Waterford. He has edited two historical journals, is a Vice-President of the Irish Genealogical Research Society and a trustee of Waterford County Museum.  Further information can be obtained by emailing  or by phoning 01-2818146


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.


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.


Our annual charity BBQ will take place on tonight, Wednesday 18th June at The Complex. This year the proceeds will go towards the Áras an Tóchar Building Fund. A fun filled evening is planned, with obstacle races, relays and races for kids, a Fit for Life Race for our Junior & Senior athletes. Along with the BBQ, we will have face painting, a raffle, spot prizes, and music. Everyone is very welcome to come along for what will be a great night of entertainment, hope to see you there!


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 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


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.




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