Roundwood News ~ 2nd of March


Come along to Roundwood Parish Hall on St Patrick’s Night at 8.30pm for a night of music and dancing to help celebrate 21 years since our visit to Seattle. Refreshments will be provided and is guaranteed to be a great night for all!


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. All are 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


The March meeting of the Roundwood & District Community Council will take place on the 9th of March at 8pm in Roundwood Old School. All welcome


Roundwood Humpty Dumpty Playgroup is on every Wednesday from 10 til 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 sing-along at the end! €2 for Cuidiú members or €3.50 for non-members. 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. The Story Telling will take place on Friday the 13th March at 8 o’clock.


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


The Roundwood Active Retirement Fun Bingo will take place on Sunday 8th March at 3pm in Roundwood Parish Hall and Centre. Family members and friends are more than welcome to attend. €5 per book and great raffle prizes. Come along and enjoy


Table Quiz fund raiser for Ballinastoe Tug of War team will take place on Saturday 7th March at 8.30pm in Vartry House, Kavanaghs Pub.  All welcome


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, 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 Roundwood Ploughing Society held their annual ploughing match last Saturday the 28th of February on land given by Mr. Hugh Power, Carrigower for which we are most grateful, also Charles Connolly for providing ground to park all trucks and cars.  There was a large entry of thirty seven competitors and eight Judges without whom the match would not be such a success and we thank them sincerely for coming. Thanks to Aine and Jurgen Schwalm and the staff of the Roundwood Inn for the beautiful meal served after the event. Thanks also to Dinny Doyle and the staff of The Grove Bar for providing lunch for the judges. We would like to thank Joe Kavanagh for the use of his premises for all our meetings. Sincere thanks to our sponsors without whom the competition could not be run. The results are as follows: Champion Class: 1st Richard Keegan, 2nd David Boland, 3rd Barry White and 4th John Donnelly. Under 21: 1st Nathan Barnes. Three Furrow Standard: 1st John Sommors, 2nd Cecil Hughes. Two Furrow Reversible: 1st Tom Donnelly. Two Furrow Vintage: 1st Willy Byrne, 2nd Sean Boland, 3rd Paddy Doyle, 4th Tommy Tutty. Trailer Plough: 1st Tommy McCabe, 2nd Tommy Pierce, 3rd Robert Mitchell. Single Furrow: 1st Bruno McCormack, 2nd David Livingston, 3rd Nick Walsh. Classic Tractor: 1st Paddy Barnes, 2nd Bill Murphy.  Horse Plough: 1st Gerry King, 2nd Leslie Hanbridge, 3rd Kevin Doran. Loy: 1st Jim Hennigan, 2nd Eugene Stephens. Congratulations to Willy Byrne who won out the Paddy Pierce Memorial Trophy after winning three consecutive years in that class.


Victors for North/South were Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd, 2nd Jim McNamara and Seamus Kennedy, 3rd Kay Plunkett and Mary Murphy and 4th Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien.  Ann Kennedy and Maria Magee were 1st for East/West, 2nd Margaret Bolger and Noeleen Redmond, 3rd Mary Pierce and Margaret Byrne and 4th Pat Rushe and Miriam Coyle.


Monica Brady and Brid Clancy took 1st place for North/South 2nd Maura Gaskin and Kay Plunkett 3rd Phil Power and Catherine McGillycuddy and 4th Pauric Gleeson and Seamus Kennedy.   East/West 1st Paddy O Brien and Ger Lenihan, Teresa Leahy and Marian Davis were 2nd, 3rd Pat Rushe and Miriam Coyle and Margaret Byrne and Mary Pierce were 4th.


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 week’s draw. Numbers drawn were 14, 22, 19 & 27. There were two match three winners, Laura O’Halloran & Glen Hughes. Next week’s jackpot will be €6,500


The results of the whist is as follows:- Top Score: Richie Cullen; Top Gent: Tom McHugh; Top Lady: Mary Pierce; Second Gent: Ann Gaffney; Second Lady: Monica Brady; First Half: Patricia Byrne; Second Half: Mary Cullen; Lowest Score: Mary Murphy & Longest Sitting: Lucy Molloy. Raffle prizes were won by Mary Brady, Patricia Byrne, Tom McHugh & Pat Fisher. The next whist will be on Wednesday 4th March.


A five day escorted trip to Scotland will take place on 16th July 2015. It will be four nights half board to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Loch 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. 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.. 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, 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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