Roundwood Notes ~ 7th of December 2015


Roundwood turkeys out for a wander!


Roundwood & Moneystown Parish had a great turn out for their Christmas Sale of Work last Sunday.  A big crowd turned out for this great event.  A big thank you must go to the organising committee who did such a brilliant job and Santa was a big hit on the day for the little children.  The results of the big raffle on the day were as follows:- €1,000: Oscar & Luka Nolan; One night stay in Tinakilly House: Adele Fennell; €100: Pat Carr; Pilates Voucher: Ann Payne; Fran Byrne Voucher: Gavin Kavanagh; Wicklow Heather Voucher: Jason Giffney; Mountain Breeze Voucher: Annie O’Reilly; Dunnes Stores Voucher: Tony Casserly; Sugar Mountain Voucher: Mary Power; Centra Voucher: Mairtin; Terry’s Butchers Voucher: Margaret O’Toole; Roundwood Vet Voucher: John McHugh; Turkey: Ella Cunningham; Keeleys Voucher: Phil Roche; Byrne & Woods Voucher: A & M Hall; Grange Kitchen Voucher: Mairtin; Roundwood Chemist Hamper: Josie Goodwin.  1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th prize of Flower Arrangements went to Margaret Malone, Molly Byrne, John Malone & Mary Pierce.  Moneystown Hampers were won by Breda Salley & Liz Byrne.  Guessing the sweets in the jar, which were 112, went to Ann Kennedy.  Mary Cullen, Main Street guessed the weight of the cake at 11 pounds 1 ounce.  Ciara Jackson guessed the name of penguin.  Margaret Malone won the Christmas cake, John Lowe a meat voucher & Ned Halpin won a turkey.  Congratulations to all the winners


1st prize Jim Vickers & Luie Molloy, 2nd Leo Doyle & Tom Jackson, joint 3rd & 4th prizes Margaret & Pat O’Toole, Brendan & Les, Tom McHugh & Liam Brady, John Davis & Tom Power, last game Johnny Power & Murt Davis.


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 at the church porch in Roundwood church on Saturday evening or Sunday morning and Moneystown churches on Sunday morning on the following dates, 5th & 6th, 12th & 13th & 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 as soon as possible


Roundwood is twinned with a town in Brittany called Spezet. A group from their Breton Pipe Band stayed with families in Roundwood for a week in 2014. A meeting for anyone interested in travelling to Spezet in 2016 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the twinning initiative with Roundwood will take place at 7:30pm on Monday 14th of December in Roundwood Old School. All welcome.


Our Story telling night is on the 11th of December at 8pm.  All are welcome.  Women/Men shed every Wednesday from 10:30am  Fun Bingo Sunday the 29th of November at 3pm


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 Coachhouse 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.


Catherine McGillycuddy and Monica Brady took first place for North/South on Monday 30th November Pat Rushe and Gaye McGettigan were 2nd, Bridie Nolan and Gertie Fee were 3rd and Rachel Judd and Molly Byrne were 4th.  Paddy O Brien and Ger Lenihan continued their run of success by taking 1st place for East/West, 2nd Margaret Byrne and Pamela Byrne , Brid Clancy and Catherine Halligan were 3rd and 4th Teresa Leahy and Marian Davies.  Members please note Christmas Prize giving will be on Monday 13th December.


Monica Brady and June Digby stopped Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolgers successful run by pipping them to the winners post on Friday 4th December, 3rd were Catherine McGillycuddy and Liz Belton and 4th Maura Gaskin and Marie Magee.   Seamus Kennedy and Jim McNamara were 1st for East/West, 2nd Gertie Fee and Jane Cronin and joint 3rd/4th were Paddy  O Brien and Ger Lenihan and Kitty Heslin and Anne Kennedy


The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 11 December 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


Next whist will be on tonight Wednesday 9th December


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


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.


There was no jackpot in last week’s draw.  The numbers drawn were 4, 5, 14 7 30.  There were seven match three winners M Massey, Gerry Kavanagh, Eve O’Neill, Josephine O’Brien, Culleton, Mary Walsh & Tiney Shortt.  Next week’s jackpot will be €18,500


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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