Roundwood Notes ~ 7th of March 2016



To mark National Tree Week, the Roundwood Bee Keepers Association in conjunction with the Roundwood & District Community Council are organising tree planting at the Vartry Reservoir on Saturday 12th of March. All the community are welcome to join in. There are forty trees to be planted in all so please come along to the Reservoir Dam gates on the Newtown Road at 9:30am.


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.


Confirmation takes place this Friday the 11th of March in Roundwood Church.  We would be delighted to get some home bakes for the reception in the parish hall afterward & they can be dropped  into the kitchen in the parish hall between 6-7 on Thursday evening or from 9am on Friday morning.  Many thanks in advance Joanne Meagher Roundwood PA


Storytelling this Friday the 11th of March at 8pm, all are welcome!  Fun Bingo on Sunday the 13th of March & Fun Célií on Saturday the 19th of March at 7:30pm.  Womens/Men’s Shed every Wednesday morning at 10:30am


Roundwood Home Producers Market will be re-opening on Sunday 20th March.  Our opening times will be 12noon 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 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



To ensure that Roundwood Village looks its best for the Confirmation children and their families there will be a tidy towns clean up at 5pm on Thursday 10th of March at 5pm meeting outside the Old School.


The monthly Parish Hall Car Boot Sale are back on Sunday March 13th for Information and Booking please contact us by e-mail to 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


Bridie Nolan and Monica Brady took 1st place for North/South on Monday 29th 2nd Teresa Leahy and Marian Davis , Gertie Fee and Seamus Kennedy were 3rd and Rachel Judd and Molly Byrne were 4th.   1st for East/West were Catherine Halligan and Phil Power, 2nd Brid Clancy and Nancy O Brien, 3rd Clare Sally and Margaret Byrne and 4th Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien.


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.


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.


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


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


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, 5, 14 &19.  There were eleven match three winners, Liz Doyle, John Byrne, Esther Hollingsworth, Jasmine Campion, Ben Ward, Mary Flanagan, Cindy Hayes, John Doyle, Liam Carthy, Rose Taylor & Deirdre Thomson.  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


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.


We will be holding our usual Set Dance session in Kavanagh’s Lounge on St Patrick’s night and we are hoping that  more locals and visitors to the area will come join us for a night of Irishness, good craic and entertainment.  There will be no admission fee on the night so please do come and join us.


Our next Fun Family Ceili will be held in the Annamoe Centre on Saturday, 19th March 2016 starting at 7.30pm.  This is a fun evening for the children and for all ages to learn some Irish dancing in a very light hearted and friendly manner.  Irish dances such as the Walls of Limerick, Sweets of May, Seige of Ennis and of course a few set dances thrown in for good measure.  Finish off your Irish Weekend with a good Irish Ceili and fun evening.


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


There will be music with Padraig Mangan  in Kavanagh’s Lounge on Sunday, 13th March 2016 starting at 9pm.  Kick off your ‘seachtain gailge’ with a good night of Music in Kavanagh’s.


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


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  Accomadation in House beside Church, Transfers to and from Medjugorje.  For more information / booking contact Mary King on 087 2185067


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