Roundwood Notes ~ 6th of October


Auditions/Workshop for our next production ‘The Ugly Duckling’ will take place on Monday 6th October in the Parish Hall.  There will be another workshop on Wednesday 8th.  As there was a large amount of children attending  any child now wishing to join will have to be put on a waiting list.  Times for rehearsals are:- Secondary School Students and Adults from 8 – 10 pm in the Parish Centre.  Unfortunately we have a shortage of men, so for any of you men out there who would like to join, please come along tonight, its great fun.


Improve your Irish with Eileen Patterson each Tuesday Aras an Tochar 7.30pm. Fáilte romhat to everyone whether your Irish is strong or weak.


The United Friends of Derralossary are holding a work camp on Saturday the 18th of October from 10am to 4pm to help maintain the graveyard. The focus of this work party, apart from the usual cutting and clearing of grass, will be on the interior of the church building and the clearing of scrub and young trees which have been growing there these last few years. Family and friends of those buried in Derralossary are particularly encouraged to come along.


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.


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


We are delighted to announce that the long-awaited outdoor, hardcore tennis court will be opened on Saturday 11th October at 2pm. You are invited to the Centre to meet with our coaches from the Jamie Stafford Tennis Academy. Children or Adults whether beginners or advanced, who are interested in tennis coaching should come along on the day. For more information please check out or follow Annamoe Centre on Facebook


Taking 1st place for North/South on Monday 29th September were Ann Kennedy and Gaye Mcgettigan, 2nd Catherine McGillycuddy and Bridie Nolan, 3rd Margaret Byrne and Maura Gaskin and 4th Brid Clancy and Phil Power.   East/West 1st Marie Kavanagh and Triona Woodroofe, 2nd Marion Davis and Teresa Leahy, 3rd Pamela Byrne and Margaret Byrne and 4th Barbara Donnelly and Lar Gilmore


The next meeting of the Roundwood & District Community Council will take place on Monday 13th of October at 8pm in Roundwood Old School. The Community Council is a voluntary group which attempts to improve the infrastructure and facilities in the area through liaison with the local authorities and other organisations. Projects the group are involved in include the Roundwood Festival, TidyTowns, development of a playground and youth club, organisation of evening classes, administering the Senior Alert Scheme, developing walks and the maintenance of the  website and Facebook page. If you like to become involved in any of these activities or have any suggestions that would improve the area we live in please do come along to the next meeting or any meeting. The group meets on the second Monday of the month in the Old School at 8pm.


Despite  being without her regular partner Margaret Bolger secured 1st place for North/South with Jim McNamara on Friday 3rd October, 2nd Margaret Byrne and Triona Woodroofe, 3rd  Monica Brady and Liz Belton whilst 1st for East/West were Maria Magee and Rowena Brady, 2nd Maura Gaskin and Bridie Nolan and 3rd Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien


Tuesday morning badminton started back on Tuesday 7th October at 9.30am. All are welcome. Why not call into the sports centre after dropping the children off at school. Rackets are available so just turn up.


Moneystown dance with the Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre  on Friday 10th October from 9.30 till 12  teas, door prizes, refreshments also available, come along and enjoy a night of dancing.


Set dancing in Kavanagh’s lounge every Thursday night with live music for the rest of this month and October with Michael and Brian. Session from 9pm until 11pm. Visitors to the area and beginners are always welcome. If you would like a quick lesson on the steps before the session begins just give Sheila a call on 087 2121522.


The next Parish Hall dance is on the 17th October Music and Entertainment by John Flood. Tea & Scones and raffle prizes lots of craic for all Admission €8.


Juvenile Badminton started on 29th Sept in GAA complex Roundwood. Opening to all 4th,5th & 6th class students. Registration Fee €50.00


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


There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 4 & 16 There were five match three winners. Pat B., Anne Newsome, Ashley Swords, Jackie Kavanagh & John Glynn.   Next week’s jackpot will be €13,100


The results of the whist is as follows:- Top Score: Ann Gaffney; Top Gent: Jimmy Molloy; Top Lady: Maureen Gaffney; Second Gent: Paddy Halligan & Tom McHugh (shared) Second Lady: Mary Cullen; First Half: Mary Murphy; Second Half: Monica Brady; Lowest Score: Mary Pierce and Longest Sitting Tiny Shortt.  Raffle prizes were won by Richie Cullen, Mary Pierce, Tiny Shortt & Jimmy Molloy.  Next Whist Wednesday October 15th


Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Mini Cross Country at The Murrow, Wicklow, on Friday 26 September.  Conor Fee, Aisling Doyle and Charlotte Pelz-Olufade were third in their age categories, Orla Fee was second and Eve Leacy was first – but much more importantly over 40 of our athletes participated so they are all winners!!  Competitors on the night were: Eoin Meagher, Brian Medlycott, Fintan Byrne, Luca Nolan, Cameron Brady, Denis Leacy, Eoin Medlycott, Tom McKenna, Billy Meagher, Killian Byrne, Conor McGuirk, Conor Fee, Luke McKenna, Donal Byrne, Daniel Byrne, Darragh Fee, Sean Byrne, Jordan Brady. Roan Hayes, Aisling Doyle, Sadhbh Fitzmaurice, Natalia Heatley, Hannah Fox, Cara McKenna, Ella Davis, Bláithín Donelon, Arabelle McCann, Nicole McAulay, Orla Fee, Charlotte Pelz-Olufade, Aimee Byrne, Chantelle Heatley, Tess Ryle, Eva Doyle, Hannah Hayes, Emilie Galligan, Ella McAulay ,Eve Leacy  Isabelle Ryle, Anna Clarke.  Making their debut for our club were Hannah Fox, Sean Byrne, Anna Clarke, Charlotte Pelzolufade, Blaithin Donelon , Sadhbh Fitzmaurice, Cara McKenna and Arabelle McCann – great developing talent across all age ranges!!   Medals are awarded in this series for participation so we want lots of our athletes attending again at the next one in Rathdrum in November!!


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


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 or call086 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


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


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.


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

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