Roundwood Notes ~ 29th of March 2016

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The Roundwood Festival will take place from the 28th to the 31st of July this year (the August bank holiday weekend).  The usual favourites will be back including the canoe race and the street festival day. New ideas and helpers are always welcome so if you are interested in getting involved please come along to the next meeting which takes place at 8:30pm in Kavanagh’s Vartry House on Monday 4th of April.


After the first successful 6 week session of Coderdodjo it is now time to enrol for the second term which will start back a couple of weeks after Easter (date yet to be confirmed). The term will run for five/six weeks every Saturday afternoon for 1.5 hours. If you think this is something you would be interested in checking out or attending then please look up the website on or for further information email


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


A pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 3rd April.  The bus will leave Laragh at 7.45a.m & Roundwood at 8am.  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 tonight, Wednesday 30th March starting at 9pm with music by Michael & Brian.  All are welcome.


The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 8th April from 9.30pm till 12 midnight.  Teas served, refreshments also available, door prizes.  Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive etc.


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 2, 14, 20 & 29.  There were seven match three winners, Bernie  Lowrey, Culletons, Nora Power, Adrienne McDonnell, John Doyle, Deirdre Thomson & Tom Armstrong.  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


Next whist will be tonight 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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