Roundwood Notes ~ 8th of February


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A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 19th February in Byrne and Woods, Roundwood at 1.30.


Wicklow Active Retirement has invited the Roundwood group to their Sunday Valentine Tea Party on February 14th at 3 o’clock in St. Patricks GAA Hall.  Please give names to Betty or Molly if interested.


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


The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Richie Cullen; Top Gent: Jimmy Molloy; Second Gent: Margaret Kennedy; Top Lady: Monica Brady; Second Lady; Patricia Byrne; First Half: Pat Fisher; Second Half: Maura McHugh; Longest Sitting: Kay Plunkett & Lowest Score: Martin Byrne.  Raffle prizes were won by Seamus Kennedy, Molly Byrne, Maura McHugh, Jimmy Molloy  Magdalen Kennedy.Next whist will be on Wednesday 17th February in The Parish Centre.


The Roundwood Parish Hall  monthly Dance will be held on Friday February 19th  dancing to John Flood  from 9 p.m. till late. Teas served, refreshments also available, Raffle prizes. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing jive.


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



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 before the end of January.


Moneystown Dance The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 12th  February from 9.30pm until 12 midnight   Teas served, refreshments also available, door prizes. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive etc


CoderDojo is a global volunteer led community of free programming clubs for young people. These young people, learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology. Registration is now open for Coderdojo in Roundwood. The first 6 week session is due to start on the 13th of February in Roundwood NS at 1:30pm. Please note places are limited but a waiting list will operate for future terms. Thanks to the volunteer mentors and helpers for their hard work in getting this going. For further information and registration please see

The Dojo are still looking for additional mentors, helpers and unwanted laptops


We will launch the building of our new dressingrooms and gym on Saturday Feb 13th 8pm in Aras an Tochar. All are welcome to come along and see our exciting  building  plans which are just about to kick off. Bar will open afterwards so stay and enjoy the night. Fáilte romhaibh go léir


Aikido is a non-competitive Japanese Martial Art for Flexibility, Coordination, Relaxation and Self-Defence.  Masatomi Ikeda Shihan’s approach to teaching is now in: Bray in O’Rahilly Hall (Beverly Studios), Church Terrace (off Main Street) on Wednesdays 7pm-9.15 (adults/youths from 14yrs – beginners), & 8.15-9.30 (adults/youths from 14yrs- general class)  Also in Moneystown National School on Mondays, 7:30-8:45 (adults/youths – general class) Saturdays, 11:30-12:30 (children) ,12.30-13.45 (Adults) & Roundwood National School Thursdays, 7:30-8:45 (adults/youths – general class, beginners welcome)   The cost for adults:  €8. Unwaged, students, children:  €5 / class. Multi/monthly tickets also available.  For further information contact Head instructor Joe McHugh 4th Dan Aikido Aikikai, at 086-1019668


Bethany Special Mass for the Sick –  If you, your family, a relative or friend or neighbour are suffering from an illness, finding it difficult to cope with bereavement,  or are troubled in mind or body, we invite you to join us at our Special Mass on Thursday February 11th at 7pm in Roundwood Church (World Day of the Sick).  At this Mass we will have special prayers for the sick, and for those wishing to avail of it, there will be anointing with oils.


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were 4, 12, 18 & 24.  There were eighteen match three winners.  Next weeks jackpot will be €19,400.


Our Mass of Remembrance will take place on Saturday 27th February at 6.30pm.  This mass is for parishioners and family members of parishioners whose funerals have taken place outside the parish since February of last year.


The Roundwood Historical Society  1916 Seminar will take place on Friday  the 26th of February and Saturday  the 27th of February.  On Friday the 26th February at 8.00 the Parish  Centre, Roundwood, the Seminar will be opened and Martin Timmon’s book “Wicklow and the 1916 Rising ” will be launched.  At 8.15 p.m. Professor Kevin Whelan will speak on “The Development of Nationalism 1603-1905”  On Saturday  the 27th  February from 9.30 a.m.the seminar continues with contributions from prominent historians and authors,  Tickets cost €20 each and are available from C.J. Galligan (01 2818136) Derek Neilson (01 2818118) and Monica Farrell  On Saturday at 8.00 p.m. in  Kavanagh/sVartry  House there will be an evening of traditional music to  which  all are welcome


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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