Roundwood Notes ~ 16th of February 2015

Are you tired of trying to get fit but can’t. Of running miles on a lonely treadmill and getting nowhere. If you are this person then try handball. The Fun way to get Fit Fast for men and women of all ages, no experience necessary. If you are looking for an effective way to a Fitter you, while meeting like minded people and having a fun time then join Annamoe Handball Club. We meet every Thursday night from 8pm in the Annamoe Community Centre. Contact Jason Heatly 086 0215920 or Oliver Donelon on 087 9040535 for more details


The Annual Mass of Remembrance for Parishioners and family members of Parishioners who died since March last year and whose funerals took place outside the Parish will take place on Saturday February 28th at 6.30 pm For anyone wishing to have the names of loved ones on the Altar during the Mass, a box will be available at the back of the church.


Roundwood Historical Society’s Annual General Meeting takes place on Monday 23rd of February at 830pm, The Old School House, Roundwood. All are welcome.


Roundwood Ploughing Society is holding their annual Ploughing Match on Saturday the 28th of February at 12.00 noon in Carrigower, Kilpedder.  Sincere thanks to Hugh Power for providing the site. Conventional, Vintage, Classic Tractors and Horse Classes all catered for on Lea ground.  Please note all competitors must register before Wednesday the 25th of February with Brendan Power at 087 2420204.  Spectators always welcome


St. Laurence O’Toole National School is now confirming enrolments for September, 2015.  If you have not already registered your child please telephone the office at 01 2818399 as soon as possible (before Wednesday 18th February).  The school is also seeking to estimate enrolments for September, 2016 and 2017.  Again if you have not registered your child, please do so as soon as possible.  Thank you.


The Active Retirement AGM takes place on Wednesday 4th March at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall.


Roundwood AFC is celebrating their 40th anniversary with a dinner dance at the Parkview hotel, Newtownmountkennedy on the 12th June at 7.30pm. Music by: Just Us and DJ till late.  Tickets are €20 for three course meal.  Please contact Jason Walsh for tickets at 086 3841027


A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 20th February in Woods and Byrne, Roundwood.


You are invited to an evening of fashion and fun with some familiar faces modelling on the night!! Wine and nibbles & goody bags for everyone.  Fantastic raffle and lots more on Thursday 19th March in Fishers Newtown at 7.30pm.  Tickets are €15 and all proceeds go towards the Roundwood National School building fund.  Book your ticket now by contacting 087 2857015


There will be a table quiz in Kavanaghs’, Vartry House on Friday 20 February at 8.30.  This is to raise funds for DEPDC/GMS a charity that works with children at risk of trafficking in Northern Thailand.  Caoimhe Brennan will spend 5 months working with these children as a volunteer. She will host the quiz night and be available to answer any questions. Please come along for what promises to be a great night. For more information please contact 0872841604


Friday 6th January saw Seamus Kennedy and Jim McNamara take 1st place for North/South 2nd Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd and 3rd Ger  Lenihan and Paddy O Brien.   1st for East/West Margaret Bolger and Noeleen Redmond, 2nd Marian Davis and Liz Belton and 3rd Ann Kennedy and Teresa Leahy. Friday 13th wasn’t unlucky for Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolger as they took 1st place for North/South Jim McNamara and Margaret Byrne were 2nd and Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd were 3rd.   1st for East/West Rowena Brady and Maria  Magee 2nd Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien and 3rd/4th Jane Cronin Gertie Fee and Marian Davis and Kitty Heslin.


Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien continued  their successful run by taking  1st place for North/South, Pamela Byrne and Monica Brady were 2nd  and Bridie Nolan and Brid Clancy were 3rd.    Catherine McGillycuddy and Catherine Halligan were the victors for East/West, 2nd Phil Power and Gertie Fee and 3rd Marian Davis and Teresa Leahy


The Roundwood and District Community Text Alert is now up and running and over 360 local people have joined the scheme alerting them to potential criminal activity in the area. A number of texts have been issued since the scheme started and we would like to thank people for their vigilance. If anyone has not yet joined the scheme but would still like to, please contact Derek at 086 8319457 or Gwyn at 087 9040470.


Double Diamond will be hosting a Dance in the Parish Hall on the 20th February at 9pm Refreshments and Raffle on the night. Come along and enjoy the Music


Roundwood Parish Hall will be holding a Car Boot Sale & Book Fair on Sunday the 22nd of March between 10pm-4pm. If interested please contact Jennie on 087-3932730or


Competition Results:  Congratulations to Eve Lacey (U13) and Conor Fee (u11)who were on the Leinster panel who came away with Silver and Bronze medals respectively at the uneven All Irelands Cross Country . Also to Rebecca Molloy who came 10th in the All Ireland (U14) Pentathalon in Athlone. Laura Kavanagh was a member of the University of Limerick relay team that won silver medals as well as been placed  5th in the Triple Jump. Well done to all, you did us proud.  The athletes U12 and up are busy preparing for the Leinster Indoor Championships in Athlone on the 7th and 8th March.  Adult training continues every Tuesday evening at the Complex at 6.30 with Anne, Brendan and Terry for all levels. So get out  those  runners and join us now that the evenings are getting longer whether  it’s to keep fit or participate in competitions, it’s good for mind and body.   Upcoming Events:  Juvenile league R4 in Roundwood on 21st February, R5 in Bray on 27th March. Athletic Wicklow Road Race in Ashford on 22nd April.  If you have not paid registration for the coming year please do so. You can give it to your trainer in a labelled address envelope at any training session.


Kilmacanogue History Society will hold a talk on 19th  Century  Networking  in  the  Dargle  Valley by Judy Cameron in the Glenview  Hotel on Tuesday the 3rd  March  2015 at 8.30pm.  Entry €3 (€2 for members). All are welcome Website: Judy Cameron is the archivist at Powerscourt Church and became interested in the history of the locality while studying the extensive parish records.  She has developed several graveyard trails in the Church grounds, which bring to life the rich history of the area through its former residents.  In her illustrated talk Judy will present a fascinating insight into the working communications in Enniskerry and the Dargle valley during the 19thcentury.  Entrusted some time ago with a copy of a diary written by a Powerscourt curate in the late 1800s she learned much about life in the area at that time.  More recently she has had access to a Sandy’s family cache of the original letters between Richard, the 5th Viscount Powerscourt and his agent, Robert Sandy’s, which reveals their concerns in managing the estate and the farm, in the years 1818 to 1823.  The talk will also take a look at their neighbours, and their descendants and a glimpse of the influence of the Rev Dr Daly in the valley during that time.


There was no jackpot winner in last week’s draw.  Numbers drawn were 11, 13, 20 &23.  There were five match three winners, Brian Maguire (twice), Shane & Roisin, Patrick Fanning & Aisling Kennedy.


On March 1st at 7.30pm Roundwood Parish Hall will be hosting a Progressive 45 Game in the Hall to help us raise funds for the Halls upkeep. There will be raffle and prizes on the night and refreshments will also be provided. Please come along and show your support.


The next whist will be on Wednesday 18th February


A five day escorted  trip to Scotland will take place on 16th July 2015.  It will be four nights half board to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lock Lomond, The Lake District, Windermere with an all-in price of €579 per person.  A deposit of €200 should be paid as soon as possible to secure your seat as this will be a popular tour not later than the 1st March  Pick up will be in Kilmacanogue  .  Later in September on the 11th a ten day tour of India’s Golden Triangle will take place for a price of €1, 129 per person.  More details later.  There will also be day trips including Knock on the 23rd May leaving Laragh at 7.45a.m. and 8pm in Roundwood.  Please note change in time and fare.  This year the cost is €55 per person including breakfast, dinner and transport.  Al money to be paid before 1st May, 2015 to be sure of a seat.  There will be a day trip cruise on the Shannon on 4th July departing Roundwood at 8.30a.m  This includes a cruise on the River Queen and then to Athlone Castle and shopping.  Diner, tea  Scones for a price of €65.  Names and money before 1st May and finally a day trip to the Boyne valley on the 8th August leaving Roundwood at 8.30a.m .  After a visit to 18th entry Oldbridge House and all the Boyne has to offer we travel to Drogheda.  Dinner, tea & scones for €65 per person.  All names and money before 1st May. For further information on any of these trips contact Susan on 0404 45276 after 6pm.


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 Kavanaghs 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. 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


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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