Roundwood Notes 15th of September


There will be a fundraising cabaret in aid of the Senior Citizens Christmas party in Kavanagh’s Lounge on Saturday 27th September. Music by the Roamin Cadillacs. All are welcome.


The text alert scheme will be up and running very soon. The scheme is a modern form of community alert using text messaging to your mobile phone. If your completed form has not been collected please call or drop it into your area contact. If you have not received any information or forms on the scheme please call 087 9040470 for further information.


Roundwood Parish Hall will be holding a Car Boot Sale on Sunday the 21st of September between 12pm-5pm. If interested please contact Jennie on 087-3932730 or


Mass of Remembrance will be on Saturday 4th October at 6.30 p.m. This special Mass will be for the parents and families of babies who died before birth, at birth, or in infancy, and for those who died in early childhood, youth and young adulthood either in recent years or in the past. We extend a very warm welcome to all parents, families, relatives and friends who have suffered such a loss. As in previous years, there will be a box at the back of the Church into which the names of loved ones can be placed. This will go on the Altar during the Mass.


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


Zumba classes recommence in Roundwood Parish Centre at 7pm every Tuesday night with Adam. If you’re looking for a really fun way to tone up and loose lots of calories, this is the class and it’s amazing the fun you will have working out! Cost €6 per class


Roundwood CCÉ will begin the new term on Tuesday 16th September at 7pm in the national school in Roundwood. Come along and learn to play Tin Whistle, Flute, fiddle, guitar or concertina. We look forward to welcoming new and old members. Contact Janine on 0872841604 or


Roundwood & District Community Council in association with Kildare Wicklow Education and Training Board are organising an 8 week flower arranging course starting in Roundwood in late September. If you are interested in taking part please call 086 8055040 for further information.


If you have any photographs of the Roundwood area, events in the village or involving people from the area that you think would look great in the 2015 calendar we’d be delighted if you would offer them for inclusion in the 2015 Roundwood Calendar. Please email your photos to or call 086 8055040 to arrange collection. The Roundwood 2014 calendar was very well received & was sent to the corners of the world so please help us out by sharing some of your favourites! Many thanks Roundwood & District Community Council


The next concert in the 2014 Music in Calary series will be given by Deirdre Moynihan (soprano) and Alec O’Leary (guitar) at 8pm on Thursday 18 September. Their programme will include pieces by Sor, Rodrigo, Solis, Garcia Lorca, Montsalvatge and exciting arrangements of cinematic songs from their new CD. Tickets are €15 or €12 for concessions and can be booked by emailing or by phoning John on (01) 2818146.


Come join us and the Wicklow Man on September 19th at 9.30pm for a lovely evening of music and dance. Refreshments and Raffle on the night. Admission €8


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, etc. These great facilities are now available. For more information contact us on 087-9627527 , 087932730 or


There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 2,4,14 & 22. There were nine match three winners. Mary Dunleavy, P.J.K, Moira Kenna, Brian & Caroline, John Doyle, Mary Timmons, Noah O’Shaughnessy, Brian Smith and Ann Kennedy. Next week’s jackpot will be €12,200


Set dancing in Kavanagh’s lounge every Thursday night with music this month by the O’Kane family. Session from 9pm until 11, with CD session starting at 9pm. Lessons have started back at 8.30 pm with Sheila and music for the rest of the month is Michael and Brian. Cost per session €5


The next whist will be on tonight Wednesday 17th September in the Parish Centre.


Roundwood Home Producers Market continues in Roundwood Parish Hall on Sundays from 12noon – 5pm 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


Time to dust off the badminton racquets! From September badminton resumes on Monday and Wednesday nights in Aras An Tochar at 7.30pm. Beginners always welcome. Teams to be selected shortly so get your names in Looking forward to see all our members back playing and as always new members are more than welcome to come along.


Monday 8th September saw Teresa Leahy and Marion Davis take 1st place for North/South in the first of this seasons competitions, Catherine Mcgillycuddy and Nancy O Brien were 2nd , Gertie Fee and Brid Clancy were 3rd and Kay Plunkett and Mary Pierce were 4th.   Victors for East/West were Paddy O Brien and Rowena Brady, 2nd Molly and Margaret Byrne and joint 3rd/4th were Barbara Donnelly and Lar Gorman and Monica Brady and Phil Power.


Monica Brady and Elizabeth Belton got this seasons bridge off to a great start by taking 1st place for North/South on Friday 12th September, 2nd place went to Ger Lenihan and Paddy O’Brien whilst Mary Pierce and Triona Woodroofe were 3rd.Taking 1st place for East/West were Rowena Brady and Maria Magee just ahead of last years champions Margaret Bolger & Noeleen Redmond whilst Marion Davis and Teresa Leahy took 3rd place.


Talk on Brian Boru & the Battle of Clontarf. The year 2014 marks a millennium since the death of Brian Boru at Battle of Clontarf so it is quite fitting that Historian & Academic, Dr Seán Duffy will deliver a talk on Brian Boru & the Battle of Clontarf to the Roundwood Historical & Folklore Society on Monday September 29th at 8.30pm at the Old School House, Roundwood. Dr Seán Duffy is a graduate and a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, where he has lectured since 1993 and is currently Senior Lecturer in Medieval History in the School of Histories and Humanities. He has published widely on Irish history generally, and medieval Ireland in particular. His primary research interests are currently the history and archaeology of Dublin from the Vikings to the Early Modern period; medieval Irish relations with Wales, Scotland and the Isles; and Anglo-Irish relations, particularly the historiography of the English colony in medieval Ireland.



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