Roundwood Notes ~ 19th of September


A bird’s eye view at Luggala


Gig for Ghana and Sing for Strictly is a fundraiser for the Pres School Ghana feeding programme and the Strictly Come Dancing for Roundwood Athletics Club. Dan Lawlor, the gig organiser is going to Ghana in October to help at a rural Presentation School (teaching English and sports). Mary & Brian Doyle, who will perform are fundraising for the Roundwood Athletic’s Strictly Come Dancing event in October. It all takes place in Kavanagh’s Vartry House on Friday September 23rd from 8:30pm with plenty of local musicians and singers in what promises to be a fun night – please come along! Entrance donation €10

On Saturday 24th September 2016 at 12.00 noon a monument commemorating the 1916 Rising and the men and women of previous generations who lost their lives in the struggle for Irish freedom and independence will be unveiled at the Garda Station in Roundwood by children from Roundwood and Moneystown National Schools. The monument, which is an exact replica in detail of the Proclamation , together with profiles of the seven signatories, is cast in bronze and is mounted on local granite. It is the excellent and exceptional work of local artist Ciaran Patterson. The 1916 Committee of Roundwood and District Historical and Folklore Society invites everyone to attend this important commemoration and unveiling of the 1916 monument and wishes to thank all those who contributed in many ways to this event Minister Simon Harris TD, will attend the ceremony and the unveiling will be carried out by local school children. Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the Roundwood Parish Hall.

Another clothes recycle will take place on Friday the 7th of October, the following will be excepted Clothes/bed linen/ towels/ shoes There will be a drop off on Thursday the 6th of October at the school between 6-8pm please contact Joanne @ 0879389894 if you have any questions!

If anyone has any Roundwood Variety Group costumes could they please contact Maria on 087 2060369.

Bowls every Tuesday night at 8pm, new members welcome. Women’s/Men’s Shed started back on Wednesday the 15th September at 10:30am. Why not come along for a chat and much more

A meeting for those interested in setting up a Men’s shed in the Roundwood area will take place in Aras an Tochar on Monday the 26th of September at 7pm.

Is there an area near you which could do with a bit of a tidy up? The Tidy Towns group are appealing to residents throughout the Parish to adopt even a small area with a view to maintaining it – even for just one year. If you can identify a spot & have some ideas on how to improve it, please contact Terry on 087 2551579 or email where necessary support will be given if required. Every little helps!

Are you interested in helping to set up a youth club for young people in the area? Youth leaders are required to enable a club to be formed. Free training will be provided in child protection and other related areas to all volunteers. For further information please email

Roundwood Pharmacy are celebrating 10 years in the village and are thrilled to announce a great week ahead for all their loyal customers in the area! They are giving away a hamper every day from Monday (September 19th) to Saturday in store only to say thank you to all their customers who they greatly appreciate. Details of the giveaways each day will be on the Roundwood Pharmacy Facebook page – but the giveaways will happen in the Pharmacy! So do drop in – it could be your lucky day!

Rebecca Delamere will be teaching group Maths lessons on a weekly basis in the Parish Hall in Roundwood for secondary school students. Class sizes will be very small and there will be classes at different levels. These lessons provide support for students who may be struggling with Maths in school, support for students who are aiming for high grades and also prepare students for their Maths exams. To reserve a space of for further information, please contact Rebecca on 086 0650129 or

An Tóchar GAA is getting to the end of its building project. In 2017 we plan to open a GYM which will be for the use of everyone in the community. This year we are selling ‘bricks’ to minimise the debt on the club. Bricks cost from €50 to €1000 . Full details on , If you can help us please contact any parent or player at the club. Please support us as we try improve facilities for the whole community.

Our Annual Mass of Remembrance will be on Saturday 1st October at 6.30 p.m in Roundwood Church. This special Mass will be for the parents and families of babies who died before birth, at birth, or in infancy, and for those who died in early childhood, youth and young adulthood either in recent years or in the past. We extend a very warm welcome to all parents, families, relatives and friends who have suffered such a loss

There was no winner yet again of the jackpot last weekend. The numbers drawn were 2, 10, 18 & 24. There were seventeen match three winners, Helen Kinlan, Aisling Ferguson, Colm & Michael Brierton, Joan Vines, Johnny Hamilton, Cathriona Starke, Anne Cullen, Ella Rose Fortune, Pat & Maureen Byrne, Mrs. B Keogh, Sinead & Den, Jenny Whelan, Pat King, Laura Hughes, Jacquie Corrigan, Patricia Shorthall & Chloe & Luke. Next weeks jackpot stays at €19,400

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 is as follows:- Top Score: Jimmy Molloy; Top Gent Tom McHugh & Tiney Shortt (shared); Top Lady: Monica Brady (shared); First Half: Magdaline Kennedy; Second Half: Kitty Kennedy; Lowest Score: Anne Pierce & Longest Sitting: Mary Pierce. Raffle prizes were won by Mary Cullen, Patricia Byrne, Tiney Shortt & Mary Pierce. Next whist will be on Wednesday 28th September 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. Also we will be giving jiving lessons starting on Thurs 29th september at 8.30pm before our weekly set dancing session. All are welcome to these lessons.Newcomers always welcome and great way to meet some locals. Cost for night of dancing and entertainment is still only €5.

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