Roundwood Notes ~ 16th of November



At last Saturday nights mass in Roundwood we had the induction of Fr. Owen Lynch as the new Parish Priest of Roundwood, Glendalough & Rathdrum, by Monsignor Enda Lloyd.   It was a beautiful mass with the choir and folk group providing the music and it was well attended by parishioners, former parishioners of Fr. Owens from Greystones and many of his family members.  Everyone convened to the Parish Centre for the  refreshments that were provided by the Hall committee, after the mass to mark the occasion.  We would like to congratulate Fr. Owen on his new appointment and wish him many happy years with us here in Roundwood parish.


The Roundwood Calendar  has gone to print and will be officially launched in Roundwood Parish Hall on Saturday 28th of November at 7.15pm.  A wonderful selection of photographs were submitted for consideration and it proved very tough to decide on what went in.  Many thanks to all the photographers. The cost of production of the calendar is generally covered by its sales. Your continued support is much appreciated.


Some of you may not be aware but Terry Kavanagh has been nominated for the National Volunteer of the Year Awards.  Terry wants to thanks everyone who nominated him for this Award. He is both shocked and humbled by it all & will admit to a few speechless moments – which you will all know is rare for him! As a result of the Volunteer Ireland nomination his name has gone forward as a finalist for the Better Together 2015 Charity Hero Award. This is a lifetime achievement award – he has been around a bit longer than some of us – which, if he wins, he will donate €1000 to a charity of his choice. To be in with a chance he needs your help. Please use this link  every day between now and the 4th of December and vote for Terry – He is last on the list, which he hopes is not a bad omen! You can vote for Terry every day.  The judging panel will select a single winner from the five nominees with the most votes. We are aware that we all have busy lives but he would greatly appreciate if you could vote as often as you can & spread the word on his behalf. Many thanks again for your all your kind words & support to date. Keep up the good work!


Fun Bingo will take place on in the Parish Hall on Sunday 29th November from 3pm.  Family members and friends are more than welcome to attend.  €5 per book and great raffle prizes.  Come along and enjoy


The results of the whist is as follows:- Top Score: Mary Cullen; Top Gent: Kay Plunkett; Top Lady: Kitty Kennedy; Second Gent: Pat Fisher; Second Lady: Maura McHugh; First Half: Tiney Shortt; Second Half: Richie Cullen; Longest Sitting: Patricia Byrne & Lowest Score: Margaret Kennedy.  Raffle prizes werew won by Tiney Shortt, Margaret Kennedy, Pat Fisher & Jimmy Molloy.  Next whist will be on Wednesday 25th November


A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 27th November in Lynhams of Laragh at 1.30.


Roundwood Variety Group are holding a Junior Disco on Friday 20th November in Roundwood Parish Hall & Centre from 7pm – 9 pm.  Admission is €5 and includes a drink and a treat.  Lots of fun and Games & spot prizes on the night.


Moneystown Community Centre will hold a Christmas Buy Sell Swap on Tuesday 1st December from 10am-2pm.  Join us for tea/coffee and browse our selection of seasonal crafts, festive food, new unwanted gifts, Christmas decorations.  Tables cost €8 and can be booked by contacting Mary 086 1504221 or Claire 086 8380023


Margaret Byrne and Kay Plunkett played their cards right on Monday 9th November to take 1st place for North/South, 2nd Nancy O Brien and Gertie Fee and 3rd Catherine McGillycuddy and Brid Clancy.   Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien took 1st place once again for East/West, 2nd Pat Rushe and Miriam Coyle and 3rd Phil Power and Catherine Halligan.


Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien whilst securing 1st place for North/South  had to share it with Maria Magee and Triona Woodroofe, 3rd Nancy O Brien and Catherine McGillycuddy.   Friday the 13th didn’t affect Margaret Bolger and Noeleen Redmond’s sucessful run as they were 1st  once again for East/West, Teresa Leahy and Marian Davis were 2nd and Gertie Fee and Jane Cronin were 3rd.


The Roundwood and Moneystown Christmas Parish Sale of Work will take place on Sunday the 6th of December 12-4pm in the complex. As always we will be delighted with helpers and donations for all the stalls and raffles. In particular we are looking for home bakers. Like last year we would like to have a home baking stall where people can purchase some home made bakes to take home for their tea if you can help out in any way please contact Caroline Sillery on 086 1714973


Set dancing in Kavanagh’s lounge every Thursday night with music this month by Michael and Brian. Love if you could join us on the dance floor for a night of fun and lively banter


A cabaret in aid of the Senior Citizens Christmas party will be held on Friday 27th November in The Glendalough Hotel. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


On Monday the 30th of November at 8.00 p.m, in the Parish Hall, Roundwood, Roundwood and District Historical and Folklore Society welcomes Karl Brady, Archaeologist who works in the Unit of the National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will give a talk on Underwater Archaeology, with particular reference to the 4,000 old log boats which were located in Lough Corrib. Mr. Brady has published widely on early maps, ecclesiastical remains and shipwrecks and has responsibility for the management of shipwrecks. In 2008 he published a book entitled The Shipwreck Inventory of Ireland: Louth, Meath Dublin & Wicklow. On Monday the 30th of November Roundwood Historical Society will give details of events planned for commemorating 1916. New members are most welcome to the society and we look forward to seeing members and friends at the lecture on the 30th of November.


The Roundwood Parish Pioneer Dance will be held on Friday November 27th with dancing to Tony Davitt  from 9 p.m. till late. Supper served on the night, Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing jive, all are welcome


The next Roundwood Parish Hall car boot sale will be our Christmas gift and craft fair which is been held on Sunday December 13th stalls opened to the public from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  There will be indoor and outdoor spaces available. To book a stall Phone: 087-630807.


The trustees of the Terry O Toole trust fund would like to thank most sincerely our community for the courtesy and generosity shown to the members of the trust when they called recently. The goodwill extended clearly demonstrated the high esteem the late Terry and his family are held in and for that we offer many thanks. C Fox, N Nolan , M Hogan, K Kavanagh & P Woods


There was no jackpot winner in last week’s draw.  The numbers drawn were 1, 8, 10 & 17.  There were eight match three winners, Lena Martin, Breda Coughlan, James Mcdonald, Kiernan Whelan, Vera Roche, Frank Smyth, Cecelia Reid & Elaine Kearney  Next week’s jackpot will be €17,600


The Annual General meeting of the Roundwood and District Athletic Club takes place on Thursday 3rd December in Aras an Tochar at 8pm. All welcome to attend so come along and participate.  Nomination papers can be requested from Trisha at


Training on a Tuesday night continues at Aras an Tochar at 6.30 with Anne Marah. So get out your runners and come along to a very enjoyable training session and shed those few pounds before Christmas.


October 5th 2016 for a week. Cost €645.00 per person sharing. Discount of €100.00 off price if paid in full by December 11 th.  Price includes Flights ( Aer Lingus) Insurance , Half Board  Accomadation in House beside Church, Transfers to and from Medjugorje.  For more information / booking contact Mary King on 087 2185067


Prayer Meeting is held every fortnight in the Parish Centre in Roundwood at 7.30 pm  Dates for November are  24th of November  All very welcome to come along.  For  more information contact Mary King on 087 2185067.


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