Roundwood News ~ 16th of March


There will be a Concert in Roundwood Parish Centre on March 28th at 7.30 pm to raise funds for Tiglin Centre, Ashford.  Unity Gospel Choir will be performing on the night. Tea, coffee and treats will be provided with some great prizes to be won in the raffle.  This promises to be an uplifting evenings entertainment, supporting a fabulous local charity.  Don’t miss it !  Tickets are €10 and are available at the door or can be booked in advance by contacting: Deirdre  086 8945899 or Una  087 7746113.


Moneystown National School parents committee are holding their annual cake sale and coffee morning in aid of Moneystown National School on Friday 27th March from 9am to 1.30pm in Moneystown Community Centre. Raffle on the day, first prize is dinner for two and an overnight stay in the Glendalough Hotel,  and many more great prizes. All are welcome.


Roundwood Home Producers Market re-opening on Sunday 29th March in the Parish Hall,  Roundwood.  Times 12 noon to 5pm.  We will have home baking, jams, vegetables, crafts, plants and much more.  New members always welcome


The Roundwood and District Community Council are registered to administer the senior alert scheme which provides grants to elderly people towards the provision of personal alarms. The personal alarm offers reassurance to allow independent living, safe in the knowledge that you can quickly be in contact with a family member or neighbour in the event of an emergency. It provides security and peace of mind. If you would like more information please contact Monica on 086 8055040


Roundwood Humpty Dumpty Playgroup is on every Wednesday from10 until 11.30am in Parish Hall.  Enjoy a cup of tea and a chat with other parents and carers while the wee ones play! There’s even a little singalong at the end!  €2 for Cuidiú members or €3.50 for non-members  All are welcome.


The monthly Dance in the Parish Hall is on this Friday 20th March. Music by the Wicklow Man.  All are welcome


Annamoe tennis court is available for use click on to Jamie Stafford website to book for coaching  or you can hire by the hour It is €5 for two hours and €8 Euro for four you can contact 086 8188499 or 087 6191500


Progressive 45: Paddy Halligan will host a progressive 45 card game in the Roundwood Parish Centre on Sunday 5th April at 7.30pm in aid of Roundwood Community Games. Your support will be much appreciated


Jenny’s Pre-School, Moneystown is now taking enrolments for September 2015. Free ECCE places are available. All staff are fully qualified, registered with the HSE, fully insured and Garda vetted. For more information please contact Jenny on 086-8766301 or


Roundwood AFC are 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


Do you need someone to talk to?  Do you want help in making changes in your life?  For counselling and psychotherapy contact Margaret Gaskin M.I.A.C.P at 086 1638042 for further information.


A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 20th March in Lynhams of Laragh.


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


In conjunction with the Kildare Wicklow Education Training Board and the Roundwood and District Community Council a flower arranging course will take place in Roundwood starting on Monday the 23rd of March for 8 weeks. The course is subsidised through the Community Education Programme. If you are interested or would like further information please call 086 8055040


Results for Monday 9th March North/South 1st Nancy O Brien and Brid Clancy, 2nd Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien, 3rd Bridie Nolan and Monica Brady and 4th Marian Davis and Gaye McGettigan.   East/West victors were Catherine Halligan and Phil Power, joint 2nd/3rd were Margaret Byrne Kay Plunkett and Catherine McGilllycuddy and Gertie Fee and 4th/5th went to Ann Kennedy, Marie Kavanagh and Maura Gaskin and Pamela Byrne


Friday 13th was definitely not unlucky for Nancy O Brien and Catherine McGillycuddy and Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien who came 1st respectively for North/South and East/West, 2nd for North/South were Jim McNamara and Seamus Kennedy, 3rd Monica Brady and June Digby.  2nd place for East/West were Margaret Bolger and Noeleen Redmond whilst Kitty Heslin and Maria Magee were 3rd.


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.


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


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw. Numbers drawn were 4, 9, 18 & 19.  There were fifteen match three winners, Johnny Dunne, E Whelan, Liam Recl, J. Waters, B O’Sullivan, B. Gilvarry, C. Fanning, S Ireland, B. Turner, Ann Scott, D. Kane, R. Brady, N. Synnott, Sharon & Joe & K Gaffney. Next weeks jackpot will be €7,100


The next whist will be on Wednesday 18th March.


A big congratulations to the following athletes who brought home Gold Silver and Bronze medals.  Rebecca Molloy and Daniel Byrne  Gold medals U14 and U12 High Jump respectively.  Ella Lawless Silver medal U12 High Jump. Eve Lacey Bronze medal U12 High Jump and Laoise Cullen Bronze medal U17 Shot Putt.  Also well done to all the other athletes who performed very well and got as far as the finals in their events.  Luke McKenna  Conor Fee, Zoey Herman, Issy Ryle , Jordan Brady, Darragh Fee, Rohan Hayes, Clare Byrne,and Robert Savage.  The Juvenile League R4 took place on 27th February in Roundwood. We had 29 girls and 16 boys taking part.  Results as follows:  U7 Girls : 1st Laura Ginty  2nd Claire Ginty. 7th Nioche  U9 Girls:   3rd Hannah Fox 4th Kaya Gavin-Foy 7th Natalia Heatly 11th Ella Davis 15th Blaithin Donelon 16th Sadhbh Fitzmaurice 17th Nicole McAuley 19th Hannah Megarity 23rd Sarah Jane McDonnell  U11 Girls:  1st Charlotte Pelz-Olufade 3rd Chantelle Heatly 6th Orla Fee 8th Aimee Byrne 15th Sive Megarity 18th Hannah Hayes 19th Eva Doyle 27th Kate Little 29th Ella McAuley  U13 Girls: 1st Eve Lacey 16th Ella Lawless 16th Emily Little 30th Niaobh Concagh 31st Faye Megarity

U15 Girls : 7th Molly Hayes 9th Isabelle Ryle 10th Sarah Hayes  U9 Boys: 5th Jack Lacey 8th Ben Daly 19th Noah Little 21st Kaelin Lorenz 22nd James Ginty 24th Daniel Concagh, U11 Boys: 1st Cameron Brady 7th Jack Daly 17th Billy Meagher 22nd Jozeph Mc Donnell. U13 Boys: 3rd Conor Fee 4th Luke McKenna 12th Daniel Byrne, U15 Boys: 3rd Darragh Fee 4th Rohan Hayes 6th Sean Byrne.  The next  Juvenile league R5 takes place on the 27th March in Bray.


The Community Games season is up and running, Our area covers Roundwood Moneystown and Laragh, We enter teams in lots of various competitions, Badminton, Gaelic football, Hand Writing, Singing Athletics, Swimming and  Gymnastics just to mention a few. We are always looking for new members for our hard working committee.  We also need funds to enter all the children in the competitions.  We are delighted that Paddy and Kathleen Halligan and family are running a 45 card drive for the Community Games on Easter Sunday 5th April in the Parish Centre. Looking forward to seeing all card players on the night and if you have no partner the Committee has some players on stand by. A great night is guaranteed with a lovely supper and great prize money. Badminton. Congratulations to our girls and boys teams that both won the Co Finals last Saturday in Roundwood.. The girls team members were Georgina Cowman, Liadh Cronin, Rebecca Molloy and Sinead Brady, This team was managed by Teresa Cowman.  The boys team were Kyle Graham, Niall Gaffney Niall Sheehan and Khai St. Claire Kenny. The boys were managed by Rosie Graham.Best of luck to both teams as they take on Dublin in the next round.  Gaelic Football: We wish the best of luck to our Under 10 boys team in the Co competition, This team is managed by Sean Nolan,  Athletics: The run-off’s to pick our representatives for the Co Finals in Shillelagh will take place on Wed 29th April at 6oc in the Aras an Tochair. All children aged 6 to 16 are welcome on the night and there are lots of track and field events for everybody.  You do not have to be a member of an athletic club to take part. If you are interested in getting involved please contact any of the committee. Teresa Cowman, Terry Kavanagh, Brenda Fox, Ann Marah and Elizabeth Belton


Kilmacanogue History Society presents Wicklow  Hedge  Schools by Tommy  O’Rourke in the Glenview  Hotel,  Glen of the Downs at 8.30PM on  Tuesday  7th April.  In his illustrated talk, Tommy will present a history of Wicklow Hedge Schools from the enactment of the Penal Laws in 1695 to the 1831 Commission of Education.  The talk will provide an interesting portrayal of the harsh conditions that existed for both teachers and pupils in these Hedge Schools.  The books and manuscripts that were used in the Hedge Schools will be highlighted, together with other sources such as maps, official documents and images.  A selection of Hedge Schools (including many local schools) will be presented in detail. Tommy O’Rourke has been a member of the Kilmacanogue History Society for a number of years.  He became interested in Hedge Schools when asked to write a book on his native school at Augharan, County Leitrim in 2012. Tommy’s latest book  ‘The Hedge Schools of Wicklow’  is due for publication in the coming weeks.  A great opportunity to learn more about Hedge Schools – please try to attend!  Entry €3 (€2 for members) – all welcome  Website:


There wiill be a pilgrimage to Knock on 23rd May, 2015 leaving Laragh at 7.45am and Roundwood at 8am at a cost of €55 per person for bus, breakfast & dinner.  All money to be paid in full before 1st May to secure your seat.  Please note change in time and money.  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. Dinner, tea & scones for a price of €65. Names and money before 1st May.  Finally a day trip to the Boyne valley on the 8th August leaving Roundwood at 8.30am. After a visit to 18th century 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.. 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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