Roundwood news ~ 25th of August


The Roundwood and District Community Council with the support of Wicklow Co Council’s Tourism Diaspora fund held a re-union at Roundwood Old School on the August Bank Holiday weekend. Such was the success of the event they were requested to open the doors of the photographic exhibition one more time. So if you missed the official event earlier this month please make note of the following; the exhibition will be open from 7 to 9pm on Saturday 29th of August and again on Sunday the 30th from 12 noon to 2pm. All welcome.


There will be a Christmas party night with Red Hurley show on Tuesday 8th December at the Ballsbridge Hotel which will include a four course Christmas dinner and show at a cost of €59 per person.  Please contact Susan at 0404 45276 any evening after 8pm if interested.  All monies must be paid before 15th October


Back to Bridge time is almost here.  Bridge resumes in Roundwood on Monday 7th September at 7.45pm in Roundwood Community Hall.   Bridge lessons for Beginners to start a week or two later.  Interested parties please contact Triona on 087 7630968.   002 Bridge Club resumes play on Friday 11th September at 9.45am.


Play resumes in above club on Friday 11th September at 9.45am, no partner required, visitors and new members always welcome.  To get in some practice before then why not come along to East Glendalough School on Tuesday the 1st September where a former club member Sandra Dunne is running a fundraiser in aid of Mellon Educate.  Play starts at 7.30 sharp, no partner needed  entry £10 and a raffle will be held on the night.   Bridge lessons for beginners middle or late September on a Monday night,  for further information on these or  any of the above please contact Triona on 0877630968.


The next Parish Hall Car Boot Sale will be held on Sunday September 13th for Information and Booking please contact us by or by ringing Bernie on 087-3932730 or Ben 087-9627527 Indoor and outdoor spaces available, Booking is essential as limited to 22 tables indoor. Open to stall holders from 10 a.m open to the public from 12 noon to 5 pm.. Tables can only be held until 11.30 a.m


We are looking for any donations of Bric – A – Brac for our stall at the Car Boot Sales  Donations of any unwanted household items would be gratefully received.  All donations can be left in the kitchen of the Parish Hall.  No clothes or soft toys and electrical items only if boxed and in working order. Don’t Bin it – Donate it.


The Kildare Wicklow Education Training Board are currently advertising funding support towards classes in the local community. Some previous courses organised by the Roundwood & District Community Council with their support included beginners digital camera, flower arranging and cookery. If you are interested in taking part in such classes or others such as basket making, painting, etc. please call 086 8055040 or email


As part of Heritage Week, Roundwood and District Historical Society will visit Kilmacurragh Arboretum on Saturday the 29th of August 2015 for a guided tour . Kilmacurragh is now in the care of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin and is home to many interesting trees , shrubs and plants and well worth visiting.We will depart from the Parish Hall, Roundwood at 1.30 p.m Saturday 29th August and look forward to seeing you then.


There will be free guided tours of Calary Church and graveyard explaining the start of the parish and its continuing life in the community during Heritage Week. The church will be open between 2pm and 6pm on Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th August and we look forward to welcoming you.


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were 7, 9, 20 & 30  There were three match three winners, Stephen Magee, Cody Hughes & Dave Byrne Next weeks jackpot will be €14,000


The results of the whist is as follows:- Top Score: Molly Byrne; Top Gent: Paddy Halligan; Top Lady: Patricia Byrne; Second Gent: Jimmy Molloy; Second Lady: May Kenna; First Half: Nan Wolohan; Second Half: Maura McHugh; Lowest Score: Richie Cullen & Longest Sitting: Lucy Molloy.  Raffle prizes were won by Richie Cullen, Martin Byrne, Jimmy Molloy, Nan Wolohan & Patricia Byrne.  The next whist will be on Wednesday the 2nd September in the Parish Centre.


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


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 oclock and join in the 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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