Roundwood Notes 1/11/2016




There will be a fundraising cabaret in the Royal Hotel in Glendalough next Saturday night 5th November for the senior citizens Christmas party.  Please come along and support



Wicklow County Council Joint Policing Committee will hold a public meeting on Wednesday 2nd November, 2016 in Roundwood Parish Hall and Centre, Roundwood commencing  8.00 p.m.  The focus of the public meeting will be on policing, rather than individuals and obtaining the co-operation of the public in preventing crime.  The local community will have the opportunity to make their views known and ask questions of the members of the committee and all are welcome to attend.  The Committee will also formally launch the newly adopted Joint Policing Committee 6 Year Strategic Plan on the evening.



Roundwood & District Athletic Club would like to thank everyone who supported Strictly Roundwood.  This was a fantastic nights entertainment.  The thirteen couples put a lot of hard work into their dance routines over seven weeks together with raising sponsorship in many different ways. Well done to all.



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.



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



Roundwood & District Community Council is holding a candle light walk on December 11th (more details to follow later) and are looking for hundreds of clean jam jars or something similar (with labels removed if possible please) to put Tea-light candles in. This is an excellent opportunity to recycle all your jars!!!  If you have jars please contact Liz at 087 6736066 or Joanne at 087 9389894 to arrange collection



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



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 086-8269964or



1st for North/South on Monday 24th October were Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd, 2nd Monica Brady and Phil Power, and 3rd Clare Sally and Maura Gaskin.   1st for East/West were Paddy O Brien and Ger Lenihan, 2nd Marie Kavanagh and Teresa Leahy and 3rd Clare O Connor and Triona Woodroofe.



Taking 1st place for North/South on Friday 28th October were June Digby and Monica Brady, 2nd Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolger and 3rd Nancy O Brien and Catherine McGillycuddy.    East/West winners were Maura Gaskin and Bridie Nolan, 2nd Paddy O Brien and Ger Lenihan and 3rd Rowena Brady and Judy Skates



Another great turn out last Wednesday evening for Roundwood Get Walking. All welcome to join in walking at your own pace – meeting at Aras an Tochar at 7pm every Wednesday



Wednesday 2nd November at 9pm in The Mill Room Kilcoole. Music by Michael and Brian. Refreshments served



Car Boot Sale 13th November. Booking is essential for any queries or bookings call us on 087-9627527 or email us at



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 on087-9627527 , 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 8.30pmbefore 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.


The results of the whist is as follows:- top Score: Kitty Kennedy;  Top Gent: Anne Gaffney & Lucy Molloy (shared); Top Lady: Mary Murphy; Second Lady: Mary Pierce; First Half: Tiney Shortt; Second Half: Margaret Kennedy; Lowest Score: Patricia Byrne & Longest Sitting: Pat Fisher.  Raffle prizes were won by Mary Murphy, Mary Pierce, Richie Cullen & Tiney Shortt.  Next whist will be on Wednesday 9th November in The Parish Centre.




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