Roundwood Notes 19th of January


Roundwood Festival 2015 will take place on the August Bank Holiday weekend 31st of July to the 2nd of August. A meeting to start preparing for this community orientated weekend will take place on Tuesday the 27th of January in the Old School, Roundwood at 8pm. Anyone with ideas, suggestions, wishing to volunteer or just plan curious should come along! All welcome.


The Annual General Meeting of the Roundwood Parish Hall Committee will take place on Tuesday 10th of February at 8.30pm in the Parish Hall. Please come along as the Parish Committee would love new members and new ideas on how to use the Parish Hall. If you have any issues or suggestions for the use of the Hall now is the time to air them. Open meeting – all welcome


Tickets for Roundwood Variety Groups production of HONK The Ugly Duckling a fantastic musical by George Stiles and Anthony Drew are now on sale & are selling fast.  This musical has something for young and old, it’s funny, it’s sad and it’s a show not to be missed  To book tickets you can go on to our website choose your seats and then arrange payment by or telephoning 086 2451829. When payment is made you will get a link which will allow you to print off your tickets. If you are not the ‘computer friendly’ type then just ring 086 2451829 and we will do it all for you.  Book early to avoid disappointment. Running from Thursday 29th January.  8pm shows €15 Matinees €12  For more information telephone 086 2451829  There will be a limited number of tickets on the door on the night of the shows.


Joan Kavanagh will give a talk at 8.30 on Monday 26 January in the Old School, Roundwood on the sad tale of Eliza Davis, a Wicklow woman who ended up being transported to Tasmania. This fascinating story is a must for anyone interested in the history of the people of County Wicklow.


On Sunday January 25th at 7.30pm Roundwood Parish Hall will be hosting a Progressive 45 Game in the Parish Hall to help us raise funds for the Halls upkeep. There will be raffle and cash prizes on the night and refreshments will also be provided. Please come along and show your support


The next whist is on tonight Wednesday the 21st January in the Parish Centre


Handball training for primary school children (6-12 year olds) continues in the Annamoe Community Centre from 6.30pm – 7.15pm.  There is a purpose built 40×20 handball court in the facility and a new glass backwall which was installed prior to Christmas.  For more information drop in on the evening or contact Oliver Donelan on 087 9040535


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.


Kilmacanogue History Society will present interpreting the physical landscape of Wicklow by William P. Warren in the Glenview  Hotel on Tuesday the 3rdFebruary 2015.  Entry €3 (€2 for members)   All are welcome.  The physical landscape of Wicklow has enthralled our speaker since he was very young.  In this talk, focusing largely on the mountains and on eastern Wicklow, he will illustrate through the eyes of a long line of geologists and others, how our understanding of the Wicklow landscape has evolved over the centuries and will place this in the context of our innate human interest in the physical environment, its beauty, utility and challenges.  Dr. William Warren (aka Liam Ó Bharáin) is a physical geographer and geologist who has spent more than 40 years mapping and writing on the glacial geology of Ireland.  His earliest geological work was done, first as an undergraduate and then with the Geological Survey of Ireland, in Co. Wicklow.  Following retirement he has continued to publish on geology, but has also published a number of poems, short stories and other items mainly in the Irish language.  No Wicklow hill-walker, nature lover, farmer or gardener will want to miss this landmark event! Website:


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The number drawn were: 15, 18, 26 & 28.  There were no match three winners:  Next weeks jackpot will be €6,200


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 Dec10th  €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


Welcome back to our weekly Thursday night sessions from 9pm until 11pm in Kavanagh’s lounge – Michael and Brian will be playing until March.  For any enquiries phone 087 2121522. This could be your New year resolution to get fit.   We couldn’t make it easier and all for 45. 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 ParishCenter, RoundwoodVillage. It is non denominational. Come along, to a night of Meditation ,Relaxation and Spiritual connection, . For more information contact Mary 087 9819420


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


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


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