Roundwood Notes ~ 27th of October

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The Roundwood and District Community Council AGM will take place at 8pm in Roundwood Old School on Monday the 9th of November. Any matter that you are concerned about can be raised on the night including issues such as a playground for Roundwood, parking, youth club, housing, broadband, etc.  This is an open meeting so everyone is most welcome.


It’s time to tidy out the drawers and donate your old bras to The Marie Keating Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness for October.  This is the second annual campaign asking women to donate an unwanted bra in any size, any colour, any style and any condition to the Marie Keating Foundation during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The campaign, which is proudly supported by Roche, will see the Marie Keating Foundation receive €1 for every bra donated throughout the month.  Please contact me, Mary Margaret on 086 8287858 and I will arrange collection or drop them in to Mountain Breeze Beauty Salon between Wednesday and Saturday.  Thank you.


The sheep dog trials will take place on Sunday 1st November on The Lough Dan Road.  All are welcome.


The Wicklow man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 13th  November from 9.30 till 12 midnight. Teas served refreshments, door prizes, refreshments also available. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing jive etc


There will be a Set Dance night in The Mill Room, Kilcoole on tonight, Wednesday the 28th Oct at 9pm. Music by Michael and Brian


The Roundwood Parish Hall monthly Dance will be held on Friday November 27th with dancing to Tony Davitt  from 9 p.m. till late. Teas served, refreshments also available, Raffle prizes. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing jive.


We started a women’s shed on Monday 19th October from 10-30am.It will include Bowls, crochet/knitting, cards or whatever activities would be popular come along and see for yourself. We are in the process of erecting a memorial to Robert Barton and Erskin Childers. If you would like more information please contact Martin Byrne, Breda Roche Carmel Hawkins or any member. Donations would also be appreciated. Bowls continue every Tuesday night at 8p.m.


A cabaret in aid of the Roundwood Senior Citizens Party will be held in Kavanagh’s Pub on Saturday 31st October. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Autumn   Programme   2015. November 3rd, Glendalough Churches with Chris Corlett & December 1st,Georgian Dublin in Maps with Rob Goodbody in the Glenview  Hotel, Glen of the Downs at 8.30PM (first Tuesday of month)   Entry €3 (members €2) – all welcome



A bus to go to see Nathan Cartar in The Amber Springs Hotel in Gorey will leave Roundwood on  21st November at 6.30pm.  Anyone wishing to go must have purchased their own ticket as this is bus only.  To book your seat contact Susan at 0404 45276 any evening after 8pm


There was no jackpot winner in last week’s draw.  The numbers drawn were 5, 14m 15 & 16 There were seven match three winners, Maura Curley, Evelyn O’Connor, Allie Carstairs, Dick Massey, B & M McLaughlin, Tommy Healy & Brian Carroll.  Next week’s jackpot will be €16,700


Is a non-competitive Japanese Martial Art for Flexibility, Coordination, Relaxation and Self-Defence. Masatomi Ikeda Shihan’s approach to teaching now inMoneystown National School on Mondays, 19:30-20:45 (adults/youths – general class) & Saturdays, 11:30-12:30 (children) ,12.30-13.45 (Adults) and in Roundwood National School on Thursdays, 19:30-20:45 (adults/youths – general class, beginners welcome)  The cost for Adults: €8 Unwaged, students, children: €5 / class. Multi/monthly tickets also! For further information contact Head instructor Joe McHugh 4th Dan Aikido Aikikai, 086-1019668


Our Annual Mass of Remembrance – Service of Light will be on Saturday 7th November at 6.30pm in Roundwood Church.  This Mass is for Parishioners who died between 15th September 2014 and 14th September 2015 and whose funerals took place from either Roundwood or Moneystown Church.  There is a Remembrance Mass in March 2016 for Parishioners/Former Parishioners whose funerals took place in other Parishes


Next whist will be on Wednesday 28th October at 8:30pm in the Parish Centre


Monica Brady and Brid Clancy took 1st place for North/South on Monday 19th October, 2nd Phil Power and Pamela Byrne and 3rd Nancy O Brien and Bridie Nolan.  1st place for East/West were Paddy O Brien and Ger Lenihan, 2nd Maura Gaskin and Kay Plunkett and 3rd Margaret Byrne and Clare Sally..   Triona  Gaye and both bridge clubs would like to extend sincere sympathy to Mary Pierce and the Murphy family on the loss of their brother Johnny earlier in the week  may he Rest in Peace


Tiernan Hall and Judy Skates too 1st place for North/South on Friday 23rd October whilst Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd were 2nd, Margaret Byrne and Triona Woodroofe were 3rd and June Digby and Monica Brady were 4th.  Noeleen Redmond continued her success this week by taking 1st place for East/West with Rowena Brady, 2nd Gertie Fee and Jane Cronin, 3rd Alice Chadwick and Gayle Weldon and 4th Miriam Coyle and Pat Rushe


Rebecca Delamere will be teaching group Maths lessons on a weekly basis in the Parish Hall in Roundwood for secondary school students.  Class sizes will be very small and there will be classes at different levels.  These lessons provide support for students who may be struggling with Maths in school, support for students who are aiming for high grades and also prepare students for their Maths exams.  If you would like any more information please contact Rebecca on 086 0650129 or


The next Parish Hall Car Boot Sale will be held on Sunday November 8th for Information and Booking please contact us by e-mailing the or by ringing Ben 087-9627527 or Bernie on 087-3932730  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


Zumba classes are now being held in the Parish Hall on Wednesday nights at 8pm. Come along and Nicola Ellard will teach you this fun way of keeping fit.


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