Roundwood Notes 24th of August


Good luck to Orla Molloy and the An Tóchar girls in their County Final next Sunday 28th at 4pm in Aughrim. We have a young exciting team and they need all the support they can get as they face a very strong combined team who pick from two very good clubs Donard and Dunlavin.  Thanks to Gerry O’Toole who is bringing the girls to Aughrim.  If you can’t make the game be sure to come to the complex and welcome them home around 6.30pm.  Regardless of the result they’ve done us proud this year with some super performances.


Clara Trail Run takes place on Thursday 25th August. There are 3 courses as follows – 6K Adult Fun Trail Run, Kids Trail Race & a Walk.  Kids €5, Adults €10 & Family €20.  Medal for all kids trail runners  Registration: 6PM at Clara Vale Church.  Refreshments and Parking provided.  The course is on the Avonmore Way (Clara Vale section).& proceeds are in aid of upkeep of Clara Vale Church & grounds.  For more information see our Clara Trail Run facebook page.


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 tonight 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: 087 8363181


Roundwood A.F.C. are holding a Junior Disco in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday 26th August from 7.30pm – 9.30pm for ages 6 to 13 year olds  €5 admission and fully supervised.  Tuck shop on the night and all are welcome.


Congratulations and a big happy 80th birthday to two of our well known parishioners, Maura Curley & Bridgie Timmons who have had great celebrations with family and friends over the past weeks.  We wish them continued good health and happiness.


The next concert in Calary Church will take place at 8 pm on Thursday September 8 when Musici Ireland will play works by Beethoven, Boccherini and Dohnanyi. The performers will be Helena Wood (violin), Beth McNinch (viola) and Grainne Hope (cello). Their programme will be Beethoven’s Op.3 in Eb followed by Boccherini’s String Trio in D major, Op.14, No.4 and ending with Dohnanyi’s Serenade Opus 10.  Tickets, which are €18 and €15 for concessions, can be booked by ringing John at (01) 2818146 or by email to .


There was no winner yet again of the jackpot last weekend.  The numbers drawn were 2, 14, 15 & 23.  There were eight match three winners, Conor Swords, Stephen Curley, FS., Kitty Heslin, Eilish Merrin, Moira Kenna, D. Matthews & Patricia B.  Next weeks jackpot stays at €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.


The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Monica Brady; First Gent: Richie Cullen; Second Gent: Ann Gaffney; Top Lady: Maura McHugh; Second Lady: Mary Murphy; First Half: May Kenna; Second Half: Mary Pierce; Lowest Score: Ann Wolohan and Longest Sitting: Kitty Kennedy.  Raffle prizes were won by Maura McHugh, Molly Byrne, Magdalena Kennedy, & Mary Pierce.  Next whist will be on Wednesday 31st August in The Parish Centre.


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

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