Roundwood Notes ~ 30th of August 2016

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The McGrath Flood Irish Dancers perform at the Roundwood Festival Concert (Photo: Pauline Heatly)


Come along to our amazing, exciting, jam packed “Funday Extraordinaire” where there will surprises and fun for all the family!! It’s all happening in Roundwood Parish Hall on Saturday 10th of September from 12 to 5pm. There is something for everyone including
 Mad Hatters Tea Party Cafe
 Princess Pamper Corner
 Lightsaber Jedi Training
 Tombola Supreme
 Lego Building
 Baby Ball Pit & Comfy Corner
 Bonniest Baby Doll Competition
 Cuddliest Teddy Competition
 Colouring Competition
 Costume Competition – Dress as your favourite character/superhero
 Name the Teddy / Guess how many sweets
 Monster Raffle – Amazing prizes!
 Crafts Fair – Beautiful gifts & crafts & lots more!!!

This event is a fundraising initiative of the teenagers involved in the Stagebratz Starz Showchoir.
The group are through to the Live Final of National Showchoir Ireland 2016. This is a big competition where the students have to perform a 10 min long vocal & dance routine (Think Glee). They are up against groups from all over Ireland but they will be proudly flying the flag for Roundwood and Co Wicklow!! This is a non profit group and all funds raised go towards giving the teens of Wicklow the opportunity to showcase their amazing talents on a bigger stage. Your support would be much appreciated.


There are a limited number of spaces remaining in the adult french conversation class which starts on the 6th of September.  Classes are purely conversational and aim at developing oral fluency and aural skills. The course is tailor-made and I choose topics, activities and resources which, I feel, will motivate participants to converse.  Class led by native speaker with experience in teaching French.
 Fulled qualified teacher with accreditation by the Alliance Française. Book now by contacting Lisa, 087-9058656 / Facebook : Bonjour Soleil French Classes Email:


Wonderland Productions Roundwood is starting back on FRIDAY 9TH SEPT. Suitable for 7 -12 year olds, this weekly AFTER-SCHOOL THEATRE CLUB takes place in the Parish Hall every Friday at 3.15pm. No experience is necessary, the emphasis is on fun, imagination, and creating plays. Children get to explore characters, story-telling and develop confidence in performing. They also learn about acting, directing and stage-craft. This term we will also be looking for one or two young actors to perform in our new professional production ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’. Places still available. Contact Cliona on 087 4673858 for details.


The McGrath Flood Irish dancing classes, including our new ADULT CLASS, start 6th September in Roundwood Parish Hall. No previous experience required! Family rates available. For further information call Eimear on 085 7180926


Roundwood Cuidiú Humpty Dumpty Playgroup is back from Wednesday 31st of August! Please join us from 10-11:30am in the Roundwood Parish Hall. All welcome. Cuidiú members €2. Non-members €3.50


The next concert in Calary Church will take place at 8pm on Thursday September 8th 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 .


The Clara Vale committee wish to say a big thank you to all who helped them organise the Run/Walk last Thursday evening.  Thanks to all the walkers and runners for their support.  An enjoyable evening was had by all and €1,095 was raised.


The Roundwood Variety A.G.M. will take place on Tuesday 6th September at 8.30pm in the Parish Centre.  All are welcome.


Badminton will be starting back in Aras An Tochar on Mondays and Wednesdays from the 5th of September at 7:30pm. All are welcome, both new and returning members. We will be having an opening week this week so if you would like to try out a new sport it’s the perfect opportunity! Look forward to seeing you all there.


Its that time of year again folks hard to believe 3 months have gone by so quickly but unfortunately it is true and bridge resumes on Monday 5th September in Roundwood Community Hall starting time 7.45 pm  no partner required and all grades catered for.   Any queries contact Triona  0877630968  or Gaye 0868746874.


Triona and Gaye are looking forward to welcoming everyone to Roundwood Community Hall on Friday 9th September as bridge resumes for the 2016/17 Season with starting time 9.45am  No partner required all grades catered for contact Triona 0877630968 or Gaye 0868746874.


There was no winner yet again of the jackpot last weekend.  The numbers drawn were 5, 19, 26 & 29. There were four match three winners, Schooner Synnott, Breda Coughlan, Eamonn Dowling & Fiona Smyth  Next weeks jackpot stays at €19,400


Our September Dance takes place on Friday 9th September.


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 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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