Roundwood Notes ~ 25th of April 2016


Grass cutting season has started again! Save yourself hardship & get free compost by investing in a compost bin for your garden this Spring. Please don’t dump your grass cuttings or garden waste on the roadside.


Would you like your 5th/6th class child or secondary school student to take part in a programme which informs young people on alcohol harms & to provide them with skills to make informed decisions around same? Two separate programmes for these age groups will run in the Roundwood starting in early May. The sessions will be facilitated by a fully qualified professional youth worker with many years’ experience working with young people. The participants will be certified for completion of the programme which would run for a six week period for roughly one hour per week. The focus of the programme is to highlight the dangers of alcohol misuse. However the workshops will be fun & based on themes that can be applied to all the challenges a young person may encounter. The themes include right and wrong, alcohol, healthy choices, assertiveness building, peer pressure and self-esteem, mental and physical health. There is no charge for this programme and will be held locally. If you are interested please email your child’s name and class group – 5th/6th class or Secondary to or call 086 8055040. For more information on the programme please call Stephanie on 0851088564
Moneystown NS are holding their annual coffee morning and cake sale on Friday the 29th of April from 9-2.30 please come along and support our school.
The next Car Boot Sale will take place in the Roundwood Parish Hall on Sunday the 8th May from 12-5.
Many thanks to all who helped out and donated towards the Wicklow Wide Coffee Morning held in Kavanagh’s Pub on the 8th April 2016 in aid of all five cancer support Centres in Wicklow along with the Wicklow Hospice.  A fabulous figure of €3,500 was raised on the day.  Well done again to all involved and thanks to everybody for their generosity.
Padraig Mangan AKA the ‘Lone Star’ will play in Kavanagh’s Lounge on Sunday, 1st May 2016 from 10pm.  No cover charge.  Come and enjoy a night of great music and dance.
The Roundwood Parish Hall monthly Dance will be held on Friday 20th May dancing to The Wicklow Man from 9 p.m. till late. Refreshments served.
Roundwood AFC are hosting a children’s disco in the Parish Hall on Friday 6th May from 7.30-9.30pm for ages 5 – 12 years.  Admission €5.00.  Tuck shop available on the night.  All children welcome.
The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 13th May from 9.30pm till 12.  Teas served, refreshments also available, door prizes  Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive etc. There will be no dance in June. We will be back dancing on 8 July.
The first concert of the 2016 Music in Calary series will be in Calary Church at 8 pm on Thursday May 5 when the Esposito Quartet, made up of Mia Cooper and Joanna Quigley (violins), William Butt (cello) and Joachim Roewer (viola), will perform Haydn’s String Quartet opus 76 number 1, Michele Esposito’s String Quarter opus 60 and Schubert’s ”Death and the Maiden”. Tickets, which are €18 and €15 for concessions can be booked by ringing John at(01) 2818146 or by email to .
The Great Roundwood & Moneystown Rubbish Round up takes place on Saturday 30th of April as part of the nationwide Spring Clean campaign. Lots of folk from Knockraheen, Sleamaine, Tomriland,  Ballinastoe to Raheen have risen to the challenge. Now is a good time as the roadside vegetation is low and rubbish embedded in the ditches for years is very visible.  There are a limited number of litter pickers but plenty of refuse sacks/recycling bags available for volunteers. If you are new to the area it’s a great way to meet the neighbours!  You can do your clean up at anytime if the 30th does not suit. If possible please separate plastic bottles,  cabs and glass for recycling. For litter pickers, bags or to make arrangements to collect rubbish bags if the need arises please call 087 2551579.
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 1, 15, 25 & 29.  There were four match three winners, Josephine O’Brien,Theresa Gregory, John Davis and Rian & Riano Bulber .  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 27th April in The Parish Centre.
We have secured a slot in Wicklow Swimming Pool on Friday evenings beginning 22nd April from 8:00pm to 9:00pm with the local qualifiers on Friday 6th May. The pool is booked for 9 weeks in total.  Further details from Seamus (086 8557962).  The only requirement to participate in any activities in Roundwood area Community Games is to have an address in Laragh/Moneystown or Roundwood. You don’t need to be a member of any club or society and we are eager to include all children between the ages of 5 and 16 years.
There will be a trip to the Aran Islands on the 29th April for 2-3 nights, flying to the islands, some day trips.  Leaving Roundwood Parish hall at 9a.m.  Travelling to Galway and staying at the McWilliam Park Hotel outside Galway for two nights with breakfast and dinner each day.  A short flight to the Aran Islands on the 30th April and one day on the island and travelling back to Roundwood on Sunday.  Price is €240 per person sharing and €20 each night for single supplement.  This price includes all of the above.  Money as soon as possible to Susan at 087 6273032 or 0404 45276
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
Roundwood Home Producers Market has reopened every Sunday in Roundwood Parish Hall from 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

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