Roundwood Notes ~ 4th of July 2016

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Fabulous wildflower meadow at the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Base


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


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 Roundwood Parish Hall on Monday 11th of July at 8:30pm. All welcome


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were 6, 17, 24 & 25.  There were nine match three winners Joe Price, C. Vickers, B Daly, Joseph W.h.R., D & A Fanning, Fiona Murphy, Michael Doyle, Monica Feehily & Eddie Byrne, Next weeks jackpot will be €19,400.


The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown community centre on Friday 8 July from 9.30 pm till 12.  Teas served, refreshments also available,  door prizes.   Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive etc.  Our August dance takes place on Friday 12 August.


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


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


The monthly Parish Hall Car Boot Sale takes place on Sunday next, July 10th. For Information and Booking please contact Ben 087-9627527 . Indoor and outdoor spaces available, Booking is essential as limited to 20 tables indoors. 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


Fun Bingo will take place on in Annamoe Centre on Sunday 10th July from 3pm.  Family members and friends are more than welcome to attend.  €5 per book and great raffle prizes.  Come along and enjoy


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


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 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


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 Canices 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.  On the 13th July it’s moths and butterflies and bookings will be taken from today Wednesday 6th July. On the 20th July it Squirrells 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


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 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 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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