Roundwood Notes ~ 16th of December 2016



Our annual biathlon will take place on Saturday 27th December at 2pm with refreshments and music afterwards in Kavanagh’s Pub. A great event for all ages and all levels of fitness that will help blow away the cobwebs of the Christmas.  5 mile cycle/2 mile run in aid of Cancer & Leukaemia Research. For more information please contact Ellen at 0868343286, Louise 0862525860 or Noel at 012818249


The Roundwood Calendar 2015 is on sale in local shops and pubs. The calendar features fantastic scenery of the area and also shots of local events, people and activities. It will make a great Christmas present for friends and family both home and away.


Under 30s v Over 30s Soccer match in aid of the Jack & Jill Foundation will take place on the Enniskerry astro pitch, on Tuesday 30th December at 1.30pm.  Presentation at 5pm sharp in Kavanaghs Pub, Roundwood  Music and entertainment by Little Apples at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome, come along and have some fun ! Under 30s coach – Shane Langrell   Over 30s coach – Luke Ferguson.  Come along and support this great cause!  Thank to our main sponsor J.J. Jewellers , Wicklow town.


Roundwood Variety Group is holding “The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2014” upstairs in An Tochar G.A.A. complex on Monday 29th December starting at 8pm.  It will be a quiz with a difference with all the questions based on events of 2014.  There will be games and spot prizes on the night followed by music and craic.  A great nights fun, not to be missed. See website for details.


Roundwood Variety Group is looking for any business or person who would like to become a sponsor for their upcoming musical “Honk The Ugly Duckling”. This year the tickets for the show will be booked on-line and then printed off. There is space for two to three sponsors on the ticket which will circulate through 1,000 to 1,200 people. For this sponsorship you will also get a full-page advertisement in our programme. Contact me, Mary Margaret on 086 8287858 if you are interested in getting involved or email


Roundwood Variety Group are delighted to announce that they are 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.


Come and join The Wicklow Man on Friday the 19th of December at 9pm in Roundwood Parish Hall.  In aid of the local Active Retirement Group, refreshments and raffle on the night please come along and show your support


There was no jackpot winner in the lotto draw last week.  The numbers drawn were 1, 5, 29 & 30.  There were two match three winners, Maura & Orla & Rian Butler  Next weeks jackpot will be, €5,300


Catherine McGillycuddy and Monica Brady were the victors for North/South on Monday 8th December Phil Power and Nancy O’Brien were 2nd, 3rd Judy and Tiernan Hall 4th Margaret Byrne and Kay Plunkett.   1st for East/West were Rachel Judd and Molly Byrne, 2nd Ger Lenihan and Paddy O’Brien, 3rd Brid Clancy and Catherine Halligan and 4th Gertie Fee and Bridie Nolan


In the final competition of 2014 Ger Lenihan and Paddy O’Brien finished the season as they began  by taking 1st place for East/West  2nd Gertie Fee and Jane Cronin, 3rd Molly and Margaret Byrne.  1st place for North/South Rowena Brady and Maria Magee, 2nd June Digby and Monica Brady and 3rd Molly and Margaret Byrne.  The top 3 places in the seasons league went to Margaret Bolger, Paddy O Brien and Ger Lenihan respectively.  Congratulations  and well played to everyone who took part .    Happy Christmas to all members and look forward to seeing you all again on 9th January 2015 when we start ( if it is  anything like this last one) a very enjoyable new season of Bridge.  Triona and Gaye


Set dancing classes continue on Wednesday nights in The Mill Room, Kilcoole .  Classes for all levels.


The Wicklow man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 12th December from 9.30 to 12. Teas and mince pies, door prizes, refreshments also available. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive etc. Our new year’s dance takes place on Fri 9th ,January with music by John Flood.


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 money before 1st February, 2015.  For more details please contact Susan O’Neill a t 0404 45276 after 8pm.


Carol Singing for Temple Street Children’s Hospital on Christmas Morning before the 10 am Moneystown and 11.30 am RoundwoodMass.  Please come along early and feel free to join in!  As always your generous support for this worthy cause will be very much appreciated.


The annual Candlelight Carol Service will be held in Calary Church at 8pm on Friday 19th December followed by tea and mince pies in the Church Room. We look forward to welcoming all of our friends and neighbours. If you are unable to make it then everyone at Calary would like to wish you and your families a wonderful Christmas and we appreciate the support that you have given our events in the past year.


Pilgrimage to Medjugorje September 30th 2015 for a week Cost €689.00 which includes flights Insurance Half Board Accommodation in house beside Church and transfers to and from Medjugorje.. Offers for early booking  €150.00 off if paid in full by Dec 10th  €100.00 off if paid by Feb 2nd €50.00 off if deposit paid by Feb 2nd. For more information/ booking contact Mary King on 087 2185067


Another year of Community Games is about to begin. We have a small hard-working committee in Roundwood   We are appealing for extra help in order to enter the full range of events that the Community Games offer. We are looking for people who are interested in chess, draughts, singing, dancing, art and handwriting. If sport is your thing then you will find something to suit you with Community Games. Some of the games offered are soccer, basketball, badminton, hurling, football and athletics and many more individual and team sports. If anybody in the Moneystown Laragh Roundwood area feels they can give a hand we would love to hear from them. Community Games caters for children from six to sixteen. Please contact any of the committee, Aileen Leacy, Ann Marah, Terry Kavanagh, Theresa Cowman and Elizabeth Belton.


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 Centre, 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 are as follows:- Top Score: Nan Wolohan; Top Gent: Ann Pierce; Top Lady: Mary Cullen; Second Gent: Tiny Shortt; Second Lady: Mary Murphy; First Half: Margaret Kennedy; Second Half: Molly Byrne; Longest Sitting: May Kenna & Lowest Score: Kitty Kennedy  Raffle prizes were won by Maura McHugh, Kitty Kennedy, Martin Byrne, Patricia Byrne & Jimmy Molloy.


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 – 5pm 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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