Roundwood Notes – 26th of August


The Ellie Brady Memorial Set Dance night with the Brian Boru Ceili Band will take place on Friday 29th August and starts at 9.30 until 12.30 in aid of Cancer Research. Supper served and bar extension available – what more would anyone need on Friday, 29th August before the kids all head back to school.  All are welcome.


Learn traditional Irish music and dance with an award-winning Comhaltas branch (guitar, fiddle, flute, tin whistle and grupa ceoil).  Classes are held at 7 pm on Tuesday nights in St. Laurence O’Toole N.S., Roundwood – first term is from September to January, second term is from January to May.  Performances, sessions, workshops and outings take place throughout the year.  For more information contact us via e-mail at or phone 087-2841604.


Fun Bingo will take place in the Parish Hall on Sunday 13th September from 3pm.  Family members and friends are more than welcome to attend.  €5 per book and great raffle prizes.  Come along and enjoy


A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 19th September in Woods and Byrne, Roundwood at 1.30pm.


Yoga Classes will resume on Thursday 11th Roundwood Parish Centre at 7.30 p.m. til 9.00 p.m. Class will include:-  Asana Work -flexibility of joints and muscles; Pranayama -breathing techniques to help focus and calm the mind; Meditation  -stillness-Deep relaxation; Class is open to all & each person is encouraged to work at their own pace.  Cost is 10 euro per class with minimum 60 euro commitment due on first night.  Booking/ Further details contact Anne-Marie 0868367578


All students start back to pre-school on Thursday 29th 9:00 – 12:00, and Friday 9:00 – 12:00 for the children to settle back in.  From Monday September 1st students will attend school from 9:00 – 12:30Any enquiries please contact Jenny on 0868766301 or you can contact us at


Bridge returns to Roundwood Community centre with the Diamond Bridge Club commencing on Monday 8th September at 7.45, no partner required. Anyone interested in Bridge Beginners Lessons please contact Triona on  0877630968. 002 Bridge Club commences on Friday 12th September at 9.45 again no partner required.   Please note Sandra Dunne a former member of the 002 Club is running a Charity Bridge night in East Glendalough  School on Tuesday 2nd September starting at 7.30 no partner required entry £10 with all monies raised going to the Niall Melon Trust. Looking forward to catching up with all after the long hot summer  Triona and Gaye.


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.


Second Hand Books now on sale in the Parish Hall. All proceeds go towards the Parish Hall Fund.  Huge variety available.  We will gratefully accept all donations of books to help our cause.


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  087-3932730 or


Calary Church, which celebrates the 180th anniversary of its consecration this year will be open between 2pm and 6pm on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August. There will be free guided tours of the church, which includes the pulpit used by Rev John Nelson Darby, one of the founders of the Plymouth Brethren. There will also be an exhibition of local photographs, some taken with pinhole cameras and country produce will also be on sale. At 7pm on Sunday 24th, there will be a Songs of Praise, to which everyone is invited.


Results from Captain’s Prize held in Rathsallagh on Saturday August 23rd. Winner C Staunton 42pts, Second D Menzies 42pts. Class 1: P Turner 36pts, C O’Brien 33pts, C Gaskin 33pts. Class 2: L Brady 36pts, W Kenna 36pts, J Staunton 34pts. Class 3 : R Mcilhenny 33pts, E Dowling 33pts, J Nash 32pts. Past Captain’s Prize W Byrne 33pts. Nines D Mockler 21pts, J Dowling 21pts. Nearest Pin: T McHugh. Visitors : J McHugh 33pts, A Sinclair 28pts.


President’s Prize was held on Saturday August 23rd. The club President for 2014 Breda Murdoch hosted the day. Congratulations to Lady Captain Deirdre Carroll (20) who won the prize with 39pts, Second on the day was Marian Molloy (28) who had 36pts. Third place went to Joe Kavanagh (12) who had 35pts. Ladies Longest Drive Valerie Brennan. Ladies Nearest Pin Grainne Griffith. Mens Longest Drive Martin Baker. Mens Nearest Pin Peter Fitzgerald. Well done to all and many thanks to Breda for a great day.


There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 14, 21, 24 7 26.  There was one match three winner M Shelly.  Next week’s jackpot will be €11,300.


The Peter Darcy Memorial Golf Classic will be held in Roundwood Golf Club on Saturday September 13th.  Format is Fourball scramble. Timesheet from 10.00 until 16.00. Some earlier times can also be accommodated.  Cost is €160 per team of 4 including meal in Woods restaurant and free entry to music night in Woods (3 bands including Roamin’ Cadillacs). Guaranteed to be great fun, last year it was one of the best nights of 2013.  Proceeds go to Roundwood juvenile soccer club (founded by Peter Darcy) with a donation to Roundwood Senior Citizens Christmas Party.  We hope you can support this event in memory of a great friend to many.  Please contact Martin Byrne at 0879170231 to book a time slot.


The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 12th September from 9.30pm until 12. Door prizes, teas served refreshments also available. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive, line-dancing,  etc.


Progressive 45 cards will be held in Aras an Tochar at 8pm on Sunday August 24th. Generous cash prizes on the night and refreshments will be served.


Set dancing in Kavanagh’s lounge every Thursday night with music this month by the O’Kane family. Session from 9pm until 11.  Ellie Brady memorial night is on Friday 29th August so please come along on Thursday nights to brush up on and learn the new set dances.  Love if you could join us on the dance floor for a night of fun and lively banter.


The results of the whist is as follows:- Top Score: Pat Fisher; First Top Gent: Lucy Molloy & Margaret Kennedy (Shared); First Lady: Ann Pierce; Second Lady: Ann Wolohan; First Half: Kitty Kennedy; Second Half: Patricia Byrne; Lowest Score: Tiny Shortt & Longest Sitting: Martin Byrne.  Raffle prizes were won by Maureen Gaffney, Lucy Molloy & Ann Pierce. The next whist will be on Wednesday 3rd August in the Parish Centre.


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.


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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