Roundwood & District Historical & Folklore Society would like to extend an invitation to our members and the general public to our latest Journal Launch on Saturday 22nd November at 730pm in Roundwood Parish Centre. We are delighted to announce that Film Maker, John Boorman, will officially launch Journal No.25. The publication is packed full of interesting local history from cover to cover and includes articles on a wide variety of topics of local interest such as…1914 Remembering Roundwood’s Fallen, Life at the Glendasan Mines, Moneystown Work Horses, 1995 – The Year Miley came to Roundwood, Aghowle House Fire 1905, Roundwood’s Water Pollution problem of 1874, Memories of Moneystown & Park Bog and much more!! We hope you can join us and we look forward to seeing you on the night.


Roundwood Variety Group will hold a Super Duper Fun Disco in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday 28th November from 7pm – 9pm.  All primary school children are invited to come along for a great night of fun.  Admission €5 which includes a drink and a bar.  Tuck shop on the night.  Lots of spot prizes!


Roundwood Variety Group is delighted to announce that they will be selling vouchers for their upcoming musical The Ugly Duckling which will take place from Thursday 29th January to Sunday 1st February.  Vouchers can be bought for Christmas presents and then exchanged for tickets when they go on sale in early January.  To purchase your voucher please ring 086 8287858.


At the Roundwood & District Community Council meeting last night the Gardaí outlined a number of incidents and serious complaints received due to parking on the footpath opposite the shops on the Main Street. The situation is now so serious that someone will be critically injured or killed. From now on illegal parking will not be tolerated and our local Gardaí will be enforcing this rigidly.  Another issue raised is speeding through the village. Wicklow Co Council staff working with our local Councillors and the Community Council will be making a submission to the National Transport Authority seeking funding for further traffic calming measures in the village. The Gardaí are well aware of the issue and are taking the necessary action to discourage speeding by deploying the GATSO van and regular speed checks in the coming months. Please heed these warning. This action is being taken for your safety and that of our children.


The Roundwood and District Community Council are delighted to announce the launch of their second Roundwood Calendar for 2015. The calendar will make a great gift this Christmas for family and friends and especially those former residents of Roundwood living abroad. The calendar will be on sale at its official launch reception in Roundwood Parish Hall and Centre on the 29th of November at 7:30pm. Lights refreshment will be served, admission free and all are welcome to attend.


On Monday the 24th of November 2014 at 8.00p.m. in the Old School, Roundwood, Dr. Micheál Ó Siochrú, Lecturer in History, TCD will give a talk on The Down Survey, with particular reference to Wicklow.


Leinster Unevens XC Championships Adamstown 9th November .  Congrats to all our juveniles who competed so well in this cross-country championship competition. Winners on the day were Denis Leacy U9 5th, Conor Fee U11 8th and Eve Leacy U13 9th. Well done also to U11s Chantelle Pelz-Olufade 72nd, Ella Lawless 93rd, Aimee Byrne 130th, Luke McKenna 28th, Daniel Byrne 106th. U13 Izzy Ryle 111, Darragh Fee 18th, Jordan Brady 61st, Roan Hayes 80th, Donal Byrne 97th. U15 Sean Byrne 74th.  Competing in the U9 Non-Championship races along with Denis we also had Tom McKenna and Chantelle Heatly, who slipped & fell early on but still got up and finished high in the rankings so congrats to both these very young athletes!


The annual club AGM will take place on Thursday 27th November 2014 at Aras an Tochar at 8pm. Please try to come along to this important meeting as we will be outlining some exciting plans for our future.


Set dancing classes commenced on the 5th November at 8pm in The Mill Room, Kilcoole.  Classes for all levels.


Julian Vignoles, a Kilmacanogue native and author of  A Delicate Wildness – the Life and Loves of David Thomson 1914-1988, will give a presentation to the society on Thomson’s life and work.  Thomson was the author of thirteen books, the most famous being Woodbrook, published in 1974, about his ten-year period living in Ireland.  It’s a history book and love story combined, and has been described as an ‘Arcadian masterpiece’Julian Vignoles grew up on the Little Sugarloaf, attended Kilmacanogue National School and Presentation College Bray. He graduated from UCD in 1976 and worked for Hot Press, before a long career as an RTE radio and TV producer, winning several Jacobs Awards. He was a member of the governing body of the Eurovision Song Contest from 2006 to 2010.  The  Glenview  Hotel,  Glen of the Downs at 8.30PM  on  Tuesday  2th  December.  Entry €3 (€2 for members) – all welcome.  Website:


On Monday, November 24th at 7 pm, Avondale Community College will host guest speaker John Lonergan. The former governor of Mountjoy prison will be presenting a talk on “Parenting – the challenges and the rewards”. Everyone is welcome to attend. Any enquiries, please contact Avondale Community College


A trip to the shrines of France will take place from 11th to 18th April, 2015 for seven nights, visiting Lourdes, Rocamadour, Nevers, Paris and Lisieux.  The total cost is €799 per person sharing.  Details are in the church porch.  Deposit of €200 should be paid as soon as possible and the balance of the oney before 1st February, 2015.  For more details please contact Susan O’Neill a t 0404 45276 after 8pm.


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were 7, 15, 20 & 25.  There were seven match three winners, John Byrne, Timmy Harns, Joseph Mcdonnell, J. Kennedy, Kit Murphy, Anne Byrne & Emma Wall.  Next weeks jackpot will be, €14,900


Our Parish Christmas Sale of Work will take place on Sunday the 7th Dec, 12-4pm in the GAA Complex so get your Christmas Jumper & Santa Hat ready it will be a great day out with something for everyone including Wheel of Fortune, Bottle Stall, Flowers Swags & Table Centres, Teas, Big & Small Raffles, Home Baking, 6th Class Stall, Bric a Brac, Auction, Gold Fish, Books, Roulette, Face & Nail Painting, Loom Bands, & Tattoo’s, Christmas Carols & much more you will also be able to purchase the 2015 Roundwood Calendar and order or purchase your Club Gear. Giggles will be in attendance & Santa will be there to meet all the children.  Donations for all the stalls and attractions are very gratefully received on the day or can be left in with Maureen in the Parish Centre during 9.30am-12noon daily for further queries contact Caroline Sillery at 086 171 4973


The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association are holding their annual social in ROUNDWOOD parish hall on Friday 21st November with music by Tony Davitt.  If anyone is due their gold or silver pin could they contact Sheila or any member as soon as possible to organise presentation on the night. All are welcome to join us for a good night of dancing.


There will be a cabaret in The Royal Hotel in Glendalough will now be on Saturday 29th November instead of Saturday 15th November in aid of the Senior Citizens Christmas party.  Your support will be welcome.


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.


Angel Healing takes place every Monday night at 7.30 in the Parish Center, Roundwood Village. It is non denominational. Come along, to a night of Meditation ,Relaxation and Spiritual connection, . For more information contact Mary 087 9819420


The results of the whist is as follows:- Top Score: Mary Murphy; Top Gent: Martin Byrne; Top Lady: Maureen Gaffney; Second Gent: Pat Fisher; Second Lady: Molly Byrne; First Half: Maureen Cullen; Second Half: Patricia Byrne; Lowest Score: Mary Pierce & Longest Sitting: May Kenna.  Raffle prizes were won by Maura McHugh, May Kenna, Tom McHugh, Molly Byrne & Margaret Kennedy.  The next Whist will be tonight Wednesday 26th November in the Parish Centre.


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 lose lots of calories, this is the class and it’s amazing the fun you will have working out! Cost €6 per class


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 12 noon – 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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