Roundwood Notes ~ 21st of March

Margaret Kenna

Photo: Courtesy of Margaret Kenna


Happy Easter to all contributors and readers of the Roundwood notes.


Accord is running a marriage preparation course in Arus Lorcain, Castlepark, Arklow on the 29th/30th April.  For more information on this please contact Accord at 01 4784400 or


Roundwood Home Producers Market re-opened on Sunday 20th March.  Our opening times will be 12 noon to 5pm.  Please come for your home baking, jams, vegetables, crafts, plants, and much more.  New members are always welcome..  We look forward to seeing you there


DVD’s of Roundwood Variety Group’s 2016 show The Pied Piper are now available to order for €20.  To request a copy please contact Ann on 086 6036631 before Monday the 28th of March.


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


There will be a set dance night in The Mill Room, Kilcoole on Wednesday 30th March starting at 9pm with music by Michael & Brian.  All are welcome.


Phil Power and Brid Clancy took 1st place for North/South on Monday 14th March, Monica Brady and Gertie Fee were 2nd and Mary Pierce and Miriam Coyle were 3rd.   East/West 1st were Molly Byrne and Margaret Byrne, 2nd Marian Davis and Teresa Leahy and 3rd Maura Gaskin and Margaret Byrne.  Members please note there will be no Bridge on 28th March Easter Monday. Happy Easter to all


Miriam Coyle and Gaye McGettigan played their cards right in a very close competition on Friday 18t hMarch to take 1st place for North/South 2nd Catherine McGillycuddy and Paddy O Brien, 3rd June Digby and Monica Brady.  Margaret Bolger and Jim McNamara continued their successful partnership by taking 1st place for East/West, 2nd Teresa Leahy and Marian Davis  and 3rd place went to Gertie Fee and Jane Cronin.  Members please note no Bridge on Friday 25th Good Friday.  Happy Easter everyone.


An invitation to meetings regarding the purpose of life using the bible only every Thursday from 8 p.m. – 9 p.m in Djouce Golf Club.  It is free and everyone is welcome


The  Roundwood Hall  is always available for all social events, meetings, children’s 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 2, 16, 25 & 26.  There five match three winners, Alexia Bextoza, Jackie Nolan, Patricia Byrne, Lisa Nexer & Christina Delahunt. Next weeks jackpot will be €19,400.


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


The results of the whist is as follows:- Top Score May Kenna, Top Gent: Jimmy Molloy & Richie Cullen (shared), Top Lady: Patricia Byrne; Second Lady: Kitty Kennedy; First Half: Tiney Shortt; Second Half: Ann Pierce, Lowest Score: Mary Cullen & Longest Sitting: Mary Pierce.  Raffle prizes were won by Pat Fisher, Anne Pierce, Maura McHugh, Mary Cullen & Molly Byrne.  Next whist will be on Wednesday 30th March in The Parish Centre.


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


Set Dancing continues every Thursday night in Kavanagh’s Lounge from 9pm til 11pm with music this month by the O’Kane family.  Come along and join us for a night of good fun, great exercise and a very social night out.  Newcomers always welcome and great way to meet some locals.  Cost for night of dancing and entertainment is still only €5.


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


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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