Roundwood Notes ~ 9th of February


There will be a table quiz in Kavanaghs’, Vartry House on Friday 20 February at 8.30pm. 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


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


Is it time for a clearout?  Is it time to clear out your wardrobe or hotpress?  We are doing a collection of unwanted clean clothes/shoes/belts/bed linen.  All proceeds will go to the Roundwood National School Building fund.  Bags can be dropped off at the school between 6.30pm and 7.30pm on Thursday 12th February for collection the following day.


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.


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


The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 13th February from 9.30 pm until you 12pm. Teas refreshments available, door prizes. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive, etc.


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


There was no jackpot winner in last week’s draw.  Numbers drawn were 7, 23, 29 & 30.  There was one match three winners, Tarla & Sean.  Next week’s jackpot is €5,600


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 results of the whist is as follows:- Top Score: Pat Fisher; Top Gent; Paddy O’Brien; Second Gent: Margaret Kennedy & Monica Brady (shared); Top Lady: Maura McHugh; Second Lady: Molly Byrne; First Half: Jimmy Molloy; Second Half: Kitty Kennedy; Lowest Score: Ann Pierce & Longest Sitting: Tiny Shortt & Tom McHugh (shared).  Raffle prizes were won by Ann Pierce, Ann Wolohan, Margaret Kennedy & Monica Brady.  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 and 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.  All 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.   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 Parish Centre, 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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