Roundwood Notes ~ 23rd March 2015



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 and 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.


If you, your family, a relative or friend or neighbour are suffering from an illness, or are troubled in mind or body, we invite you to join us at our Special Mass on Monday of Holy Week (March 30th ) at 7pm in Roundwood Church.  At this Mass we will have special prayers for the sick, and for those wishing to avail of it, there will be anointing with oils.


Roundwood A.F.C. would like to express their deepest sympathy to the Brady Family on the passing of Mary Brady.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers


Moneystown Community Centre are holding a table quiz on Friday 24 April at 8.30 pm in Kavanagh’s of Roundwood in aid of Moneystown Community Centre. Table of four €40.


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


Seamus Kennedy and Gaye McGettigan took 1st place for North/South on Monday 16th March, 2nd Paddy O Brien and Margaret Bolger, 3rd Maura Gaskin and Kathy Halpin and 4th Nancy O Brien and Gertie Fee.    1st for East/West were Catherine McGillycuddy and Brid Clancy, 2nd Rachel Judd and Molly Byrne, 3rd Phil Power and Brid Clancy and 4th Marie Kavanagh and Ann Kennedy.


Ger Lenihan, Paddy O Brien Bridie Nolan and Kay Plunkett shared 1st Place for North/South 3rd Monica Brady and June Digby 4th/5th were Marian Davis, Teresa Leahy , Nancy O Brien and Catherine McGillyucuddy.   East/West 1st place went to Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolger, 2nd Maria Magee and Rowena Brady, 3rd Molly and Margaret Byrne and 4th were Mary Pierce and Triona Woodroofe.


Pat Power, Renowned Historian will give a talk on Monday the 30th of March at 8.30 p.m in the Old School House, Roundwood, entitled  “Reading a Graveyard.  Symbolism in Wicklow Graveyards from 1700 to 2000.”This will be a very interesting talk by Pat Power and all are welcome .  The Society’s 25th Journal is now available for sale and contains many articles of local historical interest.  The price of the Journal is €7.00 and would be a nice present, particularly for people overseas.  The Roundwood and District Historical Society always welcomes new members


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 as usual this week (March 25th) but will be taking a break over the Easter school holidays.  We’ll be back from 10-11.30am on Wednesday 15th April in the Parish Hall. Come along and let the little ones play while you have a cup of tea and a chat!  €2/€3.50 for Cuidiu members/non-members  All 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


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.


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw. Numbers drawn were 5, 6, 12 & 23.  There were four match three winners, Simon Carroll, Donal Marah, Pat Reid & ARRD. Next weeks jackpot will be €7,400


The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Monica Brady, Top Gent: Tom McHugh; Second Gent: Anne Pierce & Tom Jackson (shared); Top Lady: Marie Cullen; Second Lady: Molly Byrne; First Half: Mary Cullen; Second Half: Kitty Kennedy; Lowest Score: May Kenna & Longest Sitting Maura McHugh.  Raffle prizes were won by Tom Jackson, May Kenna, Lucy Molloy & Marie Cullen.  The next whist will be on Wednesday 1st April.


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 will 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 8.30am. 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 entry Oldbridge House and all the Boyne has to offer. We then 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.


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.

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