Monthly Archives: June 2016

Roundwood Notes ~ 27th of June 2016



The local Ballinastoe Tug of War team in action at last year’s National competition in Áras an Tochar


This Sunday (July 3rd) all roads lead to Roundwood where our local Ballinastoe Tug of War teams hosts the National Tug of War Championship at An Tochar GAA grounds at 1pm.  Teams will travel from the four corners of the country to compete in this Championship.  A great day was had by both competitors and spectators  last year and this year promises to be equally as good.  So please do come along and cheer on both our Men’s and Women’s teams as they flex their mussels and hopefully win a medal or two!!


The Midsummer Barn Dance and Barbecue will take place on Saturday 23rd July from 8pm till late. Music by the Three Bob from 10pm – 12pm and the Roamin Cadillacs. from 12pm – 2am. Food will be served from 8pm – 11pm. Fully licensed. Super Raffle on the night also.  Tickets €20 to book please phone 086 1504221



Bowls every Tuesday night at 8pm. We welcome new members anytime.  Tennis every Saturday from 2 to 5.   The unveiling of Barton Childers memorial is on the 16th July at 2pm. If you would like support this event you can get in touch with Carmel Hawkins or Breda Roche. We are partly funded by the Wicklow County Council and Ireland 2016 and you are all welcome to come along on the day.


The Annual General Meeting of the Roundwood and District Historical and Folklore Society will be held on Monday the 4th of July 2016 in the Parish Hall, Roundwood at 8.00 p.m.  Agenda for the AGM: Minutes of last AGM, Chairman’s report, Secretary’s Report, Treasurer’s Report, Election of Officers (Anyone interested in election to the Committee is asked to advise the Hon. Secretary) Any other business. Members are invited to bring along memorabilia they have relating to the 1916 Rising, photographs, articles etc. and after the AGM we can share our history and records of this historic period. The society welcomes new members and looks forward to seeing you on the 4th July 2016.


The next meeting of the Roundwood & District Community Council will take place on Monday 11th of July at 8:00pm in Roundwood Parish Hall & Centre. All welcome


Wednesday June 22: Lance Coburn returns to Calary to perform works Tchaikovsky including Theme with Variations in A minor and a potpourri on themes from the opera Voyevoda. Friday June 24: Musici Ireland – Beth McNinch (viola), Lance Coburn (piano) and Sharon Carty (mezzo) perform works by Brahms, Loeffler, Frank Bridge and Michael Head. Thursday June 30: The Janet Ashe Recital will be performed by a number of talented young pianists – Billie O’Brien, Ryan McGrath, Tiffany Qui – and also Samuel Allan Chapkovski (violin). They will play works by Albeniz, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Ginastera, Paganini and Rimsky Korsakov. Tickets for each concert, which are €18 and €15 for concessions, can be booked by ringing John at (01) 2818146 or by email to .


The Festival this year will take place from Thursday the 28th to Sunday 31st of July. A great line up of events is planned. If you have any ideas or would like to help out please come along to the next committee meeting in Roundwood Parish Hall on Monday 13th of June at 8:45pm.


There will be a day trip to Kilkenny on Saturday 16th July.  Leaving Roundwood at 9am. A tour of Kilkenny City by road train, visit St Canice’s Cathedral and Black Abbey. Some time to shop. Tea, Scones, Dinner & Bus €70 per person. All money in by July 1st at the latest to Susan at 087 6273032 anytime


A day Pilgrimage to Our Lady Island on Sunday 21st August Leaving Roundwood at 10am. Tea, Scones, Dinner & Bus €60 per person, Money before the 1st August to Susan at 087 6273032


The Wicklow Mountains National Park staff have been surveying moths on a weekly basis for the past three years. Moths are trapped alive overnight and are released unharmed the following morning. Why not join us while we unpack the trap? You may be surprised at the variety of moths. Come along to the Education Centre (Bolger’s Cottage), by the Upper Lake, Glendalough at 9am on Sunday July 10th. This event is free and suitable for adults & older children only. No dogs. Please be aware that the Upper Lake car park (Wicklow Co. Council) has a €4 charge.  Booking is essential. To book, please phone 0404 45425. Bookings will be taken from Sunday 26 June.


Takes place every Wednesday in the Wicklow Mountains National Park 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Children learn how to identify and appreciate the natural world and is aimed at children aged 5 to 11 years. This is an outdoor programme, and most activities will take place off track. Please dress accordingly. There is a different theme each week as outlined below. Booking is essential. Sessions can fill up extremely quickly. In order to make it fair for all, bookings will be taken from 9 a.m. one week prior to each Nature Explorers day.  The first two will be on Wednesday 6th July on Flowers & bookings must be made before 29th June and Wednesday 13th July will be on Moths and Butteflies and booking should be made before Wednesday 6th July.  Watch the notes for the further dates which include Squirrels, trees, bugs, badgers and birds up to the 24th August. To book, please phone 0404 45656 (Mon to Fri). The large National Park sign in the corner of the Upper Lake Car Park, Glendalough is the meeting point every week. Adults and children are welcome. Please note that an adult must stay with their children and be prepared to help! No dogs. This event is free of charge, but please be aware that the Upper Lake car park (Wicklow Co. Council) has a €4 charge. For further information on the 2016 events programme please see


Sunday mass and the blessings of the graves in Roundwood Cemetery will take place on Sunday 24th July at 11.30am.


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, 4, 19 & 22.  There were twelve match three winners Collette Connolly, Seamus Cullen, Gerald Keogh, C & P Grant, Liam Reck, D Newsome, A Ferguson, Justine, Mary Flanagan, Toney Maher, N Tuckett & J & N O’Dea, 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 are as follows:- Top Score: Mary Cullen; Top Gent: Lucy Molloy & Tiney Shortt (shared) Top Lady: May Kenna; Second Lady: Maura McHugh; First Half: Martin Byrne; Second Half: Monica Brady; Lowest Score: Richie Cullen & Longest Sitting: Ann Wolohan.  Raffle prizes were won by Ann Wolohan, Molly Byrne & Jimmy Molloy.  The next whist will be tonight Wednesday 6th July 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.


Roundwood Home Producers Market is back every Sunday in Roundwood Parish Hall.  Our opening times are 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

Avonmore Game Club BBQ

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Avonmore Game Clubs Annual BBQ is always a great event with plenty of lovely BBQ food, bread and salads. Live music & plenty of banter ~ guaranteed to be a great evening for all the family. Donations from the proceeds are given to local organisations. Last year Roundwood National School and the senior citizens group were the beneficiaries

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