Roundwood Notes ~ 13th of July



Our annual ceremony in Roundwood cemetery where we gather each year to remember and pray for our departed loved ones, will take place on Sunday 26th July (Sunday week) at 7pm.


The Roundwood & District Community Council are organising a Reunion at the Roundwood Old School on Saturday 1st August from 7.30pm.  This is the last chance for all former pupils and teachers of the Old School to come and have a look around the school, which has recently been sold.  In particular, we would like to welcome any past pupils and their families who are now living abroad to come back and share in this occasion, which will coincide with the Roundwood  Festival (31st July to 2nd August). It promises to be a great social weekend in Roundwood village.  If you attended the Old School in Roundwood, please consider contributing a short account (just a page or two) about your time at the school. We are gathering photos and other mementos from life at the old school so if you have any that we can borrow, scan and return for the occasion, it will be much appreciated.  Please include your name and the start and end years from your time at school (or the decade if you prefer!).  You can email your short account to or please place handwritten accounts in an envelope and leave in to Maureen in the Parish Office. We plan to display the written accounts from teachers and pupils at the reunion on 1st August and during the ‘open school day’ on Sunday, 2nd August from 2pm – 5pm.  Also, some or all of the documents will be included in a time capsule, along with other materials, which will be placed in the grounds of the school sometime after the reunion. We hope you can come from near and far to join us for this occasion.  Please spread the word as we are eager to ensure all former pupils and teachers know of the event. Thank you


Judging of the Pure Mile from Sinnott’s Corner to Watter’s Bridge and on to the Slí na Sláinte will take place in early August so there is still time for all the residents to finish painting those walls, weeding, litter picking, etc. All help will be much appreciated


Moneystown midsummer barn dance and BBQ will take place on Saturday 25th of July from 8pm till late with live music, including the Country Boys and the Roamin Cadillacs.  BBQ on the night and a super raffle also.   All proceeds will go to Moneystown Community Centre. Tickets can be obtained by contacting 086 8378304 or from any committee members


A pilgrimage to Our Ladys Island will take place on Saturday 15th August leaving Roundwood Parish Hall at 10a.m.  Tea and scones on the way and dinner in the evening.  Total cost €60 per person.  For further information please contact Susan on 0404 45276 after 8pm.


The Roundwood Historical Society’s outing to Dublin will take place on Friday the 17th of July 2015.  We will depart at 8.15 a.m. Sharp from the Parish Hall, Roundwood by cars to Greystones Dart Station.  Our first visit is to the Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St. Stephens Green(approximately 10.15 am) together with a walk in St. Stephens Green.  We will then be driven by horse drawn carriages to Croke Park where we will have lunch and a tour of the Museum. We will then go to see the Knockatemple Bell which is held in Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road.  The cost of €50.00 covers all entrance fees, carriage ride and lunch at Croke Park  We look forward to meeting you at 8.15 a.m. On Friday the 17th of July 2015


The Roundwood Parish Hall monthly Dance will be held on Friday July 17th dancing to John Flood from 9 p.m. till late. Teas served, refreshments also available, Raffle prizes. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing jive.


Roundwood Festival 2015 takes place on the August bank holiday weekend. On Sunday the extremely busy Street Festival will take place. This provides an opportunity to showcase our local talent. So would you like to do a short performance, be it singing, dancing, juggling, unicycle, musical assemble or anything in between? For further information or to add your name to the line-up please call Janine on 087 2841604.


The results of the whist is as follows:-  Top Score: Patricia Byrne; Top Gent: Richie Cullen; Top Lady: Kitty Kennedy; Second Gent: Paddy O’Brien & Annie Gaffney (shared); Second Lady: Molly Byrne; First Half: Mary Murphy; Second Half: May  Kenna; Lowest Score: Maura McHugh & Longest sitting: Mary Pierce.  Raffle prizes were won by Mary Cullen, Kitty Kennedy, Jimmy Molloy, Patricia Byrne & Maura McHugh.  The next whist will be on Wednesday the 22nd July in the Parish Centre.


There was no winner in last weeks lotto draw.  The numbers drawn were 15, 21, 27 & 28  There were two match three winners Daisy & Ben & Tom Kennedy.  Next weeks jackpot will be €12,200


Roundwood Home Producers Market continues 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


Calling all Roundwood, Moneystown and local area craft workers! Do you make your own craft jewellery, wood turn, pottery, baskets, etc.? As part of the Roundwood Festival 2015 it is planned to have a craft fair on Sunday 2nd of August. If you are interested in displaying/selling your crafts to a large audience on Roundwood Street Festival Day please email with details of your particular craft or telephone 086 8055040. Priority will be given to craft workers local to the Roundwood-Moneystown area.


If you wish to get the basic lessons on how to play tennis come along on Saturday mornings to The New Tennis Court at Annamoe from 11 to 1 o’clock and join in the fun.


Set Dancing on Thursday nights in Kavanagh’s Lounge from 9pm til 11am with live music Beginners and visitors to the area are always welcome.  Great social night for €5!  Fun family Ceili for all ages in Annamoe centre at 8pm next Friday evening 29th May. Start your bank holiday weekend with some exercise and fun!


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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