Monthly Archives: August 2016

Roundwood Notes ~ 15th of August 2016


The Veteran’s Canoe Race at the Upper Vartry Reservoir (photo credit: Pauline Heatly)


Now that the dust has settled over the village after a very successful festival weekend its time to thank the great committee who attended many meetings to make it all happen  Congratulations on providing a weekend of excellent entertainment.  Also a huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped out throughout the weekend at various events and particularly on Sunday when the pressure was on! The Festival weekend was a great credit to those who pitched in, in whatever way – from committee members, local organisations, businesses, volunteers and to the wonderful community of Roundwood, Moneystown and beyond who came out in their droves to support and enjoy the events. Well done and thank you one and all – roll on next year!


To celebrate heritage week, which takes place from the 22nd to 28th August, Roundwood Historical Society have organised a guided tour by Prof Graeme Warren, Head of the UCD School of Archaeology, of the monastic site excavations being carried out this summer in Glendalough, by students from UCD.  Prof Warren will personally lead our tour and will share with us the background to the ‘dig’, discoveries so far and how these potentially reset the story and datelines of this fantastic heritage site.  The tour, lasting an hour approx, will take place on Wednesday, 24th August at 11am. Our plan is to meet outside the Roundwood Parish Centre no later than 10.15 and make our way by cars to the site at Glendalough.  This promises to be a wonderful tour as Prof Warren has been involved with this project since its inception and is very supportive of getting communities involved in discovering their local history, folklore and archaeology heritage.  The committee looks forward to as many members as possible attending this event.  For more information contact David Menzies Mobile: 0878363181



There was no winner yet again of the jackpot last weekend.  The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 11 & 28.  There were eleven match three winners, Pat Brown, F & M O’Brien, Mary Kennedy, Bridie Nolan, Sue Melia, Keith Price, F.S., Sinead Brady, Helena, Mary D & Alan Caulfield  Next weeks jackpot will be €19,400


Our September Dance takes place on Friday 9th.


A 45 Card Game takes place every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at 8.45pm. Teas served. All are welcome.


Next whist will be on Wednesday 17th August in the Parish Centre.


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.  Finally Birds on the 24th August with bookings taken from the 17th 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


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.


Pilgrimage To Medjugorje October 5th for a week. Places available.  Cost € 649.00.which includes flights (Aer Lingus) Insurance half board in house beside Church.  Accompanied by Spiritual Director.  For more information / booking.  Contact Mary King on 087 2185067