Roundwood Notes ~ 11th of July 2016

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Roundwood Festival 2015 Canoe Race on the Upper Vartry Reservoir (Photo: Darren Flynn)


Roundwood Parish Cemetery Sunday/Pattern Sunday – will take place on Sunday 24th July.  Please note the 11.30 am Mass will be celebrated in Roundwood Cemetery & NOT in the Church.  This Mass will be offered for all interred in the Cemetery and will include a Blessing of the Graves  (People are welcome to bring their own folding/portable chairs)  As this is the Sunday Mass there will be one Collection BEFORE Mass.  Our collectors will be at the Cemetery Gates on your way in.  As always, your contribution is much appreciated.   The stewards earnestly appeal to the good nature of all those attending the ceremony and request them not to park any vehicles on the Oldtown Road between Vartry House and the cemetery.  All those who are able to park in the village and walk up are asked to do so, in order to allow room for the less able-bodied Parishioners to be driven to the Cemetery


The Wicklow man is playing in Kavanaghs lounge this Sunday the 17th July starting at 9pm. Good night expected, all are welcome.


Roundwood AFC are holding their AGM on Wednesday 27th of July in Parish Hall Roundwood at 8pm.  All motions and nominations to be sent to the Club Secretary in writing prior to the AGM. All new members very welcome


There will be set dancing in Roundwood parish hall on Sunday afternoon the 7th August from 4pm to 7-30pm, in aid of Roundwood and large first responders and friends of Wicklow community services. Music by the Avonmore  Ceili band. Refreshments served, all welcome


A variety concert will take place in the beautiful surroundings of St Laurence O’Toole’s Church on Friday the 29th of July at 7:30pm. A fantastic line up of talent will feature which will be advertised when the line-up is confirmed. Tickets will be on sale at €10 in Roundwood Parish office, Roundwood Veterinary and Roundwood Post Office.


The Roundwood Festival weekend will take place from Thursday 28th to the 31st of July. There are lots of family orientated competitions including the fun family challenge, the scarecrow competition, dog show, soapbox derby and the usual attractions on the Sunday Street Festival Day. Check out the posters locally for the full programme of events. If you need some straw or want to remodel your 2015 scarecrow please contact John on 086 8225705


John Flood will play in Roundwood Parish Hall on Friday July 15th – 9.30 p.m. ‘til 12.   Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jiving etc


A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 29th July in Byrne & Woods, Roundwood at 1.30.


Adults interested in getting involved in setting up some form of a youth club in the Roundwood area are invited to attend an alcohol awareness training day which will take place in the Grand Hotel Wicklow on Friday the 15th of July from 9:30am to 4pm. Lunch will be provided and travel subsidised if necessary. For further information please call Stephanie on 0851088564


The results of the whist is as follows:- top Score: Monica Brady; Top Gent: Richie Cullen; Second Gent: Jimmy Molloy & Mary Pierce (shared); Top Lady: Mary Cullen; Second Lady: Ann Wolohan; First Half: Kay Plunkett; Second Half: Maura McHugh; Lowest Score: May Kenna & Longest Sitting: Mary Murphy. Raffle prizes were won by Jimmy Molloy, Kitty Kennedy, Mary Cullen & Mary Murphy.  Next whist will be on Wednesday 20th July in The Parish Centre.


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.


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


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.  On the 13th July it’s moths and butterflies and bookings will be taken from today Wednesday 6th July. On the 20th July it Squirrels and bookings will be taken from Wednesday 13th July and then on Wednesday 27th July it Trees with bookings taken from Wednesday 20th July Watch the notes for the further dates which include 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


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 5, 12, 17 & 22.  There were seven match three winners Elizabeth Smyth, C & J Campion, Ann Ward, Centra, Imelda Turner, Eoin Meagher & Iain Sibley.  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


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 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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