Roundwood Notes ~ 14th of July


Cellist, Vyvienne Long will play a sit down concert in Roundwood Parish Hall on Saturday the 19th of July at 8:30pm. This event is organised as part of the Rhythm Roots and Revival Community Festival. With entry at just €10 , this is an opportunity not to be missed.


There’s plenty happening for children and all the family at the Roundwood Festival this year. Roundwood Fun Family Challenge will kick-start events on Friday evening with an obstacle course that may not suit the fittest families in the area! A range of walks from the Parish Hall take place on Saturday morning from 9am which will be well finished in time to head over to the Upper Reservoir Dam at 5pm for the canoe race. Sunday 20th of July is competition time with something for everyone, including ‘make a monster’ from recycled materials, handwriting, junior photography and ‘bake and decorate’ a cupcake. Application forms are available in Roundwood Post Office, the Parish Hall and in other local outlets. To bring some extra interest to the village there is also a scarecrow competition. Prizes for the most imaginative scarecrows. For the bigger ‘kids’ there’s a soap box derby at 7pm on Sunday too. Lots more festival favourites will take place from 3pm Sunday including butter making, dog show, tug of war and lots, lots more. Great music is on offer throughout the weekend with Roundwood Rhythm Roots and Revival with gigs to suit all tastes including a sit down concert in Roundwood Parish Hall with Vyvienne Long. So start practicing and making folks, as there’s a week to go. For details of other events please check out, email or Facebook or roundwood music.


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.  


The performers at the concert on Thursday 24 July at 8pm will be the Cassiopeia Wind Quintet. The ensemble is made up of Catríona Ryan (flute), Matthew Manning (oboe), Deirdre O’Leary (clarinet), John Hearne (bassoon) and Cormac ÓhAodáin (horn). We are delighted to welcome them to Calary and we are sure that it will be a wonderful evening of music. Tickets are €15 or €12 for concessions and can be booked by emailing


Wicklow Fianna Fáil local elections celebration BBQ & music next Friday 18th July in Glendalough Hotel at 8pm with guest speaker Mary Hanafin. Tickets are €25 and available by calling 087 9039444


Redbank United Soccer Team are back training for the new season on July 17 at Moneystown Community Centre from 7-9.30pm. Any new players are more than welcome.


Big congratulations to Lorcan Smith and Claire Byrne who both took gold medals in the Co Finals of Community Games Wicklow. Lorcan will go forward to represent Wicklow in the All-Ireland finals. Claire has opted for the triple jump instead of the swimming. Best of luck to Lorcan,  He was also part of the squad that took silver in the under 13 relays.  The rest of the team was Alan Byrne, Niall Byrne, Enda Byrne, Sean Cullen and Josh Carruthers. Caoimhe Fegan and Grace Cullen came home with bronze medals. This was a great performance by all the swimmers and a big thank you to Eddie Cullen who trained these children over a number of weeks and they peaked just at the right time.


All are welcome to join John Flood on the 18th of July at 9.30pm . Great music, refreshments and Raffle on the night. Admission €8


Roundwood and District Historical Society’s outing will take place on Saturday 19th July 2014, departing from the Parish Hall at 9:00am. Please contact Secretary Monica Farrell 087 7719376 or to book.  Lots of interesting places to be visited. Cars depart at 9:00am.


The new purpose-built Parish Hall in Roundwood is now available for all social events, meetings, parties, christenings, workshops, training courses. These great facilities are now available. For more information contact us on 087-9627527 or


A reminder that the next Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 18th July in The Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs.


Moneystown midsummer barn dance and BBQ fundraiser in Moneystown Community Centre on Saturday 26th 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 only. Tickets cost  €15 and can be purchased by contacting  086 8378304 or from any committee member. All proceeds go to Moneystown Community Centre.


If the Garth Brooks concerts go ahead there will be a bus organized for Saturday, 26th July to go to Croke Park for the Gareth Brooks Concert.   The bus will pick up from Tochar House (Fanning’s) 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 blessing of the Graves in Roundwood Cemetery will take place on Sunday evening July 27th at 7pm


French classes will be starting in Roundwood Parish Hall in September. Club Babar is a fun introduction to French for Junior and Senior Infants with fun packed classes designed to give your child a lively introduction to the French language through games, songs, stories and more. The classes will be every Wednesday from 2.15pm to 2.45pm starting on 17th September. Enrolment is now open but book early as spaces are limited. For more information and to book your place contact Lisa at 087 9058656. Facebook page bonjour Soleil French Classes or email .


There will be a pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island on Sunday 17th August leaving the Parish Hall, Roundwood at 10a.m. The cost is €50 per person which includes the bus and dinner. All money needs to be in before 1st August to Susan at 0404 45276.


There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 8, 20, 26 & 30. There were four match three winners, Jim Carr, T Foot, Hilary Murphy & Ina. Next week’s jackpot will be €9,500.


In a café or in the comfort of your own home, adult conversation class. Classes are purely conversational and aim at developing oral fluency and aural skills. The course is tailor-made and I choose topics, activities and resources which, I feel, will motivate participants to converse. Do you travel to France regularly?Do you need a little help to communicate over there? Do you have friends in the same situation ? Get in touch with me and I would be delighted to set up a tailor-made class to suit your needs. Native speaker with experience in teaching French.Currently undergoing accreditation by the Alliance Française.. Enrolment open, book early, limited spaces. Contact Lisa, 087-9058656 / Facebook : Bonjour Soleil French Classes


The results of the whist is as follows:- Top Score: Kitty Kennedy; Top Gent: Monica Brady; Second Gent: Lucy Molloy; First Lady: Patricia Byrne; Second Lady: Mary Pierce; First Half: Jimmy Molloy; Second Half: Ann Pierce; Lowest Score: Mary Murphy & Longest Sitting Tiney Shortt. Raffle prizes were won by: Maureen Gaffney, Lucy Molloy, Tiney Shortt & Jimmy Molloy. The next whist will be on Wednesday 23rd July in the Parish Centre.


Roundwood Home Producers Market continues in Roundwood Parish Hall on Sundays from noon – 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 8.30pm 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


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


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