Roundwood Notes ~ 9th May



Congratulations to Centra Roundwood who sold and, hopefully, the lucky local person who bought their winning Lotto plus 2 ticket there which scooped the €250,000 jackpot prize on Saturday night. Now where is that ticket!!??


A date has been set for our Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser.  This event will take place in the GAA Complex on Saturday 22nd October.  The proceeds from this event will go towards the development of our new track and building.  We will be launching the event towards the end of May and unveiling our dancers


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


A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 20th May in Chester Beattys Ashford at 1.30.  Please contact Mollie Byrne 0404 45407 or Betty Cullen 01 2818703 if you would like to be included.


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.


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.


Would you like to get involved in the organisation of the Roundwood Festival this August bank holiday weekend? The next meeting of the organising committee takes place in Kavanagh’s Vartry House on Monday 16th of May at 8:30pm. All 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 20, 22, 24 & 25.  There were two match three winners, Joe Turner & Phil Doyle .  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 11th May in The Parish Centre


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 re-opened 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

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