Roundwood Notes ~ April 20th




A big thank you to Paddy Halligan and his family for organizing the 45 card drive on Easter Sunday night for Community Games. We had a very enjoyable night and we made €290.  We are holding the run-offs for the athletics on Wednesday 29th of April at 6 o’clock at the GAA complex.  All children age 5 to 15 from Moneystown, Laragh and Roundwodd are welcome.  You do NOT have to be a member of an athletic club to take part in Community Games. There will be running jumping and throwing events.  Best of luck to our Under 10 boys Gaelic football team under the management of Sean Nolan in the County competition.


The blessing of the graves in Glendalough cemetery will take place on Saturday 16th May at 8pm and in Laragh Cemetery on Saturday 23rd May at 7.45pm.


On Monday the 27th of April 2015 at 8.00 p.m. in the Old School, Roundwood, Colonel Donal O’ Carroll, former President of the Military History Society will give a talk on the Battle of Waterloo as it is the bicentennial year. We will learn about the contribution of Irish soldiers in this historic event.  The Society’s journal is on sale and we welcome new members


Brigid O’Connor, Tittour would like to thank most sincerely everyone who sent cards, flowers and mass bouquets and those who visited her on the recent occasion of her 90th birthday.  Your kindness and well wishes were greatly appreciated.  Thank you.


A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 24th April in The Coach House, Roundwood at 1.30.


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.


Enrolments now for September 2015 – two and a half to five year olds.  Free E.C.C.E places still available. For further information please contact Marie at 087 2892204 or 01 2818249.


The next meeting to help organise the Roundwood Festival 2015 which takes place from the 31st of July to the 2nd  of August will be in the Old School Roundwood at 8pm on the 28th of April. Anyone with ideas or wishing to get involved in organising the weekend’s events are welcome to come along


The next car sale and book fair in the Parish hall Roundwood will be held on Sunday April 26th 2015. For information and bookings please contact Bernie on 087-3932730 or email us to


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw. Numbers drawn were 5, 11, 13 & 30  There were two match three winners, R Kennedy & Sheila Donelan. Next weeks jackpot will be €8,600


The  GPO – 200 years of history.  Stephen Ferguson is Assistant Secretary of An Post and curator of the GPO museum.  He has written on various aspects of Post Office history and is the author of  Business as Usual – GPO staff in 1916;  The Irish Post Box-Silent servant and Symbol of the State ; and in 2014  The GPO-200 years of history.  Stephen visited us in 2011 to speak on the Irish Post Box and subsequently was instrumental in helping us retain our unique functioning 1868 Victorian hexagonal Penfold postbox in the Rocky Valley.  Stephen’s presentation will be delivered on time at 8.30PM  on  Tuesday  5th  May in the  Glenview  Hotel,  Glen of the  Downs.  Entry €3 (€2 for members) – all welcome. Website:


The results of the whist are as follows:-  Top Score: Kitty Kennedy; Top Gent: Monica Brady; Second Gent: Nan Pierce; Top Lady: Maura McHugh; Second Lady: Mary Murphy; First Half: Mary Cullen; Second Half: Jimmy Molloy; Lowest Score: Mary Pierce & Longest Sitting: Lucy Molloy.  Raffle Prizes were won by Monica Brady, Mary Pierce, Kitty Kennedy, Jimmy Molloy & Maura McHugh.  The next whist will be on tonight Wednesday 29thApril



Phil Power and Nancy O Brien took 1st place for North/South on Monday 13th April Monica Brady and Catherine McGillycuddy were 2nd, Kay Plunkett and Margaret Byrne were 3rd and Mary Pierce and Clare Sally were 4th.  1st for East/West were Gertie Fee and Bridie Nolan, Brid Clancy and Catherine Halligan were 2nd, Kathy Halpin and Rowena Brady were 3rd and Pamela Byrne and Maura Gaskin were 4th.


Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien continued their successful run by taking 1st place for North/South on Friday 17th April, 2nd Teresa Leahy and June Digby,Nancy O Brien and  Margaret Byrne were 3rd.  Rowena Brady and Maria Magee ran away with the play for East/West taking first place over regular winners Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolger whilst Bridie Nolan and Maura Gaskin were 3rd.


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 or Betty on 01 2818703


Roundwood Humpty Dumpty Playgroup is on this Wednesday from 10am til 11.30am in the Parish Hall. There are toys galore to keep the little ones busy and plenty of good company and tea for everyone else!  €2/€3.50 for Cuidiu members/non-members. All Welcome


Aikido is a non-competitive Japanese Martial Art for Flexibility, Coordination, Relaxation and Self-Defence, Joe McHugh 4th Dan Aikido will hold class inO’Rahilly Hall, Church Terrace (off Main Street), Bray on Wednesdays 18.30-19.45 (Beginners), 19.45-21.00 (General Class) Open to All (from 14 Years),Adult: 8 €, Unemployed and Students: 5 €/Per Class.Contact: 086/101 96 68 and


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


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


Therew iill be a pilgrimage to Knock on 23rd May, 2015 leaving Laragh at 7.45a.m and Roundwood at 8a.m 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 cange 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 8.30a.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.  For any enquiries phone 087 2121522.  The O’Kane family will be providing the music until the end of May.  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.


Roundwood Home Producers Market re-opened 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



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