Roundwood Notes ~ 14th of December

A frosty morning in Roundwood ~ Sachiko Tanaka



St. Kevin’s Parish, Glendalough have a vacancy for a parish secretary on a part time basis at 15 hours per week.  Application and cv should be send to Fr. Oliver Crotty, Parochial House, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.  Closing date for applications is 8th January, 2016.  For a job description please contact 0404 45777


The Roundwood Calendar 2016 is available for sale in Roundwood Post Office, at the Roundwood Home Producers Market and in other local outlets. The calendar contains photographs of the local area by local people. It is printed by Ross Print in Greystones. It’s a true Wicklow production so do shop local this Christmas. It’s a lovely present for friends and family.


We appeal to your generosity for NON PERISHABLE FOODS – tins or packets of any type, toiletries for adults, children & babies, including baby clothes (which must be new) and nappies.  Items may be left in the boxes provided in the porch in Roundwood Church on Saturday evening or Sunday morning and Moneystown Church on Sunday morning on the following dates, 19th & 20th December.  In anticipation of your kindness and generosity and for taking the time to read this, thank you.


We wish to inform our customers that the market will close on Sunday, December 20th at 3pm.  We will re-open on Sunday March 20th, 2016.  12-5pm.  New members always welcome. Thank you for all your support during the year.  Wishing you a merry Christmas and our best wishes for 2016.


Kildare Wicklow VEC is seeking applications from community and volunteer groups who wish to organise classes in the community. A number of people have expressed an interest in Art Classes in Roundwood, however a minimum number of participants is required. If you are interested in joining such a class please call 086 8055040 or email


The community of Roundwood are coming together for a under 30s v over 30s charity football match with all proceeds going to the Jack and Jill foundation on the 30th December in Enniskerry Youths Club and afterwards to the Coach House Lounge at 6pm for presentation, refreshments and music.  All donations accepted on the day. Everyone welcome.  Queries contact : Luke Ferguson 0868755070 Shane Langrell: 087 4171521


The Active Retirement Christmas Lunch is on Friday December 18th at 1.30 pm in the Roundwood Inn.  We have been instructed by headquarters that the Active Retirement membership fee of €12 is due by January 1st.  Please pay this subscription on the day of the lunch.


The monthly Dance will be held on Friday December 18th with dancing to The Wicklow Man  from 9 p.m. till late. Refreshments  served on the night, Come along and enjoy a night of festive fun !!!! All are welcome


The Calary Candlelight Carol Service will take place at 7 pm on Sunday 20 December and will be followed by refreshments in the Church Room. We would be delighted to see any of our friends and neighbours who would like to come and join us


There was no jackpot in last week’s draw.  The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 6 & 19.  There were seven match three winners Trevor Tynan, Robert & Judy, Ticket 952, Sarah Hayes, Kathleen Halligan, Corey Byrne & Martin.  Next week’s jackpot will be €18,800


Rebecca Delamere is teaching group Maths lessons on a weekly basis in the Parish Hall in Roundwood for secondary school students.  Class sizes are very small and there are 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 to register your interest for the new term starting in January, please contact Rebecca on 086 0650129 or


Monica Brady and Brid Clancy took 1st place in the final league competition before Christmas, Judy Skates and Joan Shortt were 2nd, Molly  Byrne and Rachel Judd were 3rd and Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien were 4th.   Victors for East/West were Catherine McGillycuddy and her partner Phil Power Teresa Leahy and Marion Davis were 2nd, Nancy O Brien and Bridie Nolan were 3rd and 4th place went to Pauric  Gleeson and Seamus Kennedy.


June Digby and Monica Brady continued their sucessfull run by taking 1st place once again for North/South 2nd Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolger, 3rd Rowena Brady and Maria Magee and 4th Liz Belton and Philomena Kenna.   Playing their cards right for East/West were Nancy O Brien and Catherine McGillycuddy just ahead of Nancys husband  Paddy and his partner Ger Lenihan, 3rd Rachel Judd and Molly Byrne and 4th Kitty Heslin and Anne Kennedy.   All members please note presentation of Christmas  Prizes will be on Friday 18th December


The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 8th January from 9.30 pm till 12.  Teas served, mince pies, door prizes, refreshments also available. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive, etc. Moneystown Community Centre would like to thank all our supporters and wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and New Year.


The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Patricia Byrne; Top Gent: Shay Brady; Top Lady: Nan Wolohan; Second Gent: Anne Pierce; Second Lady; Mary Murphy; First Half: Monica Brady; Second Half: Tom McHugh; Lowest Score: Kath Doyle & Longest Sitting: Maura McHugh.  Next whist will be Wednesday 7th January.


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


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


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