Roundwood Notes 17/10/2016


Our Annual Mass of Remembrance – Service of Light will be on Saturday 5th  November at 6.30pm.  This Mass is for Parishioners who died between 15th September 2015 and 14th September 2016 and whose funerals took place from either Roundwood or Moneystown Church.  There is a Remembrance Mass in March 2017 for Parishioners/Former Parishioners whose funerals took place in other Parishes.


On October 21st John Flood will play in Roundwood Parish Centre.  Come along and enjoy


The Get Ireland/Roundwood Walking initiative had a great turn out last Wednesday evening with 30 folk stepping out from Aras an Tochar. The scheme aims to promote, encourage and support people to get walking while unifying the efforts of all recreation, sporting and health promotion agencies and associations interested in promoting walking. It is funded by the Irish Sports Council and the HSE, and supported by the Irish Heart Foundation, Mountaineering Ireland, Age and Opportunity, the GAA, Arthritis Ireland and others. In association with Get Ireland Walking and  Wicklow Local Sports Partnership, the Roundwood & District Community Council will continue to organise these leisurely weekly walks in the area every Wednesday (from October 12th) at 7pm starting off from Aras an Tochar. Everyone is welcome to come along to walk at their own pace for less than one hour. These walks provide the opportunity to get some exercise and are also a social event with a cuppa afterwards in the complex.  If there is enough interest a morning walk will also be organised starting from the village. For those interested, walk leader training will be organised at a later stage.  So do come along on Wednesday 7pm to An Tochar GAA Club. All ages and abilities are welcome.


Why not take 2 hours out of your week just for you and join us on a Monday evening at 7.30 in the Parish Hall, Roundwood.  Here you will be part of a group who know that looking after their well being is so important.  You will learn how to meditate and be still. To connect to your Angels and be supported by the wonderful people who have attended this group in Roundwood for 13 years.  So if you would like more information you can contact me Mary Stacey on 0879819420 or just come along on the night


A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 21st October in Chester Beattys, Ashford at 1.30.



A date for your diary! – Roundwood Golf Society – Annual Table Quiz Night in aid of Roundwood Senior Citizens Christmas Party will take place in Kavanagh’s Vartry House on Friday 28th  October 2016 at 8.30 p.m.  Your support will be appreciated.  Items required for Spot Prizes/Raffle Prizes.  All donations will be gratefully accepted



Strictly Roundwood will take placer in Aras on Tochar on this Saturday 22nd October.  Doors will open at 6.30pm.  This promises to be a fantastic night with 13 paired couples taking part in a variety of dances.  All monies raised will go towards the funding of Roundwood and District Athletic clubs new track and facilities on our recently purchased site. Tickets are now selling fast so secure yours from Roundwood Post Office, Lucy 086-8343286 or Ellen at 086-8343286



Once again there was no jackpot winner in this weeks lotto.  The numbers drawn were 1, 8, 20 & 29.  There were five match three winners: Ami McCormack; Breda Coughlan, Justine, Patrice& Danny & Amye Sing.  Next weeks jackpot will be again €19,400



Handball Training for children takes place each Wednesday evening in the Annamoe Centre at 6.30pm for kids aged 7-9 years and at 7.15pm for children aged 10-13 years. For further information contact Oliver Donelon on 087 9040535 or Andrew Muldowney on 087 0510104



The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Ann Pierce; Top Lady: Maura McHugh; Second Lady: Anne Wolohan; Top Gent: Paddy Halligan; Second Gent: Anne Gaffney; First Half: Paddy O’Brien; Second Half: Kitty Kennedy; Lowest Score: Molly Byrne & Longest Sitting: Magdalen Kennedy.  Raffle prizes were won by: Anne Gaffney, Richie Cullen, Paddy Halligan, Margaret Kennedy & Maura McHugh  Next whist will be tonight Wednesday 26th October in The Parish Centre.



Catherine McGillycuddy and Monica Brady were 1st for North/South on Monday 10th October, 2nd Teresa Leahy and Marian Davis, 3rd Phil Power and Nancy O Brien and 4th Rachel Judd and Molly Byrne.    1st for East/West were Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien, 2nd  Brid Clancy and Catherine Halligan,  3rd  Pamela Byrne and Clare Sally  and 4th Miriam Coyle and Pat Rushe.



Friday 14th November saw Jim McNamara and Triona Woodroofe take 1st place for North/South, just one point  behind were June Digby and Monica Brady and one point behind that were Kay Plunkett and Mary Murphy and 4th Elizabeth Belton and Philomena Kenna.     1st for East/West were Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolger,  2nd Maura Gaskin and Bridie Nolan, 3rd Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien and 4th Miriam Coyle and Marian Davis



Learn traditional Irish music and dance with an award-winning Comhaltas branch (guitar, fiddle, flute, tin whistle and grúpa ceoil). Classes are held at 7 pm on Tuesday nights in St. Laurence O’Toole N.S., Roundwood – the first term is from September to January while the second term is from January to May. Performances, workshops and outings take place throughout the year. For more information phone 086-8269964 or email





The Roundwood and District Historical Society will hold a talk on Tuesday Nov 1st with Speaker – Dr Neil Carlin talking on ‘People, Places and Things: the life stories of Beaker polypod bowls in Ireland’  It is our intention to arrange further talks for early 2017 and once speakers are confirmed we will forward dates and details to you.  Admission €3  The talk will take place in the Parish Hall and commence at 8pm.  We have also provisionally arranged our annual Christmas dinner to take place in the Roundwood Inn on Friday, December 9th – more details later.



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



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



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



A 45 Card Game takes place every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at 8.30pm. Teas served. All are welcome.



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 giving jiving lessons starting on Thurs  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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