Roundwood Notes ~ 29th of February

Dawn Scar 4

Cloud & snow capped Scarr Mountain


Clothes Recycle takes place this Friday 4th of March to raise funds for Roundwood national school, clothes/shoes/towels and duvet covers can be dropped of into the school on Thursday the 3rd between 6-8pm the gate will be open so you will be able to drive up to the door, if you need any further details please contact Joanne at 0879389894


St. Laurence O’Toole National School, Roundwood is currently in the process of finalising enrolments for September 2016.  Should you wish to enrol you child, please telephone the school at 01 2818399 as soon as possible.


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 pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 3rd April.  The bus will leave Laragh at 7.45a.m & Roundwood at 8a.m.  The cost is €55 which includes bus, breakfast and dinner.  All money to be paid by the 17th March.  Names to Susan at 087 0273032


The monthly Parish Hall Car Boot Sale are back on Sunday March 13th for Information and Booking please contact us by e-mail or by ringing Ben at 087-9627527 or Ashlie at 087-3932730  Indoor and outdoor spaces available, Booking is essential as limited to 20 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


Roundwood Ploughing Society would like to thank all who made the Ploughing Match held last Saturday the 27th of February a very successful event. Mr. Hugh Power for the field, The Grove Bar and Roundwood Inn for the catering. Judges and Competitors and special thanks to all the many Sponsors for their continued support.  The results are as follows:  Champion Class 1st Robert Roe, 2nd Liam Hamilton, 3rd David Borland and 4th Barry White. Under 28, 1st Jamie Sutton. Under 21, 1st Nathan Barnes. Three Furrow, 1st John Sommers, 2nd Eric Bradshaw. Two Furrow Reversible, 1st Tom Donnelly. Vintage Two Furrow, 1st Paddy Doyle. Trailer Plough, 1st Tommy Pierce and 2nd Robert Mitchell. Single Furrow, 1st Burno McCormack and 2nd Eugene Stephens. Loy, 1st Jim Hennigan and 2nd Eugene Stephens. Horse Class, 1st Gerry King.


The County presentation of prizes to competitors with most points and who will represent Wicklow in the National Ploughing Championships this September, takes place in Kavanagh’s, Vartry House on the 12th of March at 8.30pm with music and food afterwards.  Everybody welcome.


Fun Bingo will take place on in the Annamoe Centre on Sunday 13th March from 3pm.  Family members and friends are more than welcome to attend.  €5 per book and great raffle prizes.  Come along and enjoy


There will be no lunch club for the month of March.


The Roundwood Active Retirement would like to thank Terry Kavanagh for his vegetable donations towards the bingo.


Home Instead Senior Care – Are actively looking for carers to care for people in their own homes in the Roundwood and surrounding areas.  Hours are Flexible, Part-Time, Evening and Weekend Work, Training & Experience preferred but not necessary. If you are seeking employment have a passion for people and would like to care for the elderly in your community.  Please give Home Instead a call at 01 2768122


Miriam Coyle and Judy Skates took 1st place for North/South on Monday 22nd February, 2nd Gertie Fee and Brid Clancy, 3rd Mary Pierce and Margaret Byrne.   1st for East/West were Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien, joint 2nd/3rd Marie Kavanagh and Ann Kennedy and Nancy O Brien and Catherine McGillycuddy


Jim McNamara and Seamus Kennedy were the victors for North/South on Friday 26th Februay with Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolger taking 2nd, Monica Brady and June Digby 3rd and Marian Davis  and Teresa Leahy 4th.   East/West winners were Catherine McGillycuddy and Nancy O Brien by a very small margin over Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien with Philomena Kenna and Liz Belton 3rd and Bridie Nolan and Maura Gaskin 4th


The Roundwood Parish Hall monthly Dance will be held on Friday March 18th with dancing to The Wicklow Man from 9 p.m. till late. Teas served, refreshments available, Raffle prizes. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing jive.


There will be a trip to the Aran Islands on the 29th April for 2-3 nights, flying to the islands, some day trips.  Names as soon as possible to Susan at 087 6273032.  There will be a seven day trip to Madeira on 21st July for €999 half board with only a few places left.  Names and deposit of €200 asap to Susan at 087 6273032.  Flying from Dublin to Funchal and some half day tours included


A grant for the provision of a personal alarm is available to eligible applicants through the Senior Alert Scheme. The scheme aims to encourage community support for vulnerable older people in our communities. It provides grant assistance towards the purchase and installation of monitored personal alarms to enable older persons continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind. The scheme is operated through Pobal via community organisations. The Roundwood and District Community Council is registered to administer this scheme in the area. The personal alarm offers reassurance to allow independent living, safe in the knowledge that you can quickly be in contact with a family member or a neighbour in the event of an emergency. If you would like more information please contact Monica on 086 8055040, Betty on 01 2818703 or email


Next whist will be tonight Wednesday 2nd March in The Parish Centre.


The  Roundwood Hall  is always available for all social events, meetings, childrens parties, christenings, workshops, training courses etc. These great facilities are now available. For more information contact us on 087-9627527 , 087-3932730 or


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were 4, 9, 14 & 27.  There were fifteen match three winners, Seamus Cullen, Jimmy Doyle, Jerry Ellis, Maureen Turner, Kathleen Hannon, Eliz Whelan, Keogh Family, Caroline O’Brien, Tina O’Toole, Mark Wheatley, Bridie Turner, Grace Murphy, Stephen O’Toole, Joe Timmons & Bryan Kenna.  Next weeks jackpot will be €19,400.


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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