Roundwood Notes 14/11/2016

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Beginners Linedancing Classes have started in Ashford with Margaret Kearns on Tuesday nights from 7pm – 8.15pm.  Great way to exercise, socialise and keep active. All Welcome. Venue: Ashford GAA Clubhouse



Fun Bingo will take place on in the Annamoe Centre on Sunday 20th November from 3pm.  Family members and friends are more than welcome to attend.  €5 per book and great raffle prizes.  Come along and enjoy



A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 25th November in The Coach House, Roundwood at 1.30.  Please let Molly at 0404 45407or May at 0404 45178 know if you are interested in going.



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 on087 9040535 or Andrew Muldowney on 087 0510104



Roundwood and District Athletic Club will hold their Annual General meeting onThursday 1st December at Aras an Tochar ar 8pm. Nomination papers are available from The closing date for nominations and motions is 26th November




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



Roundwood Men’s Shed is just starting out & are meeting every Tuesday from 10am ~ 12 noon at Pat Carr’s in Knockraheen. Why not drop in or call Arthur for directions or further information on 086 865 0588



This years Roundwood Historical & Folklore Society’s Christmas Dinner will be held on Friday, December 9th in the main dining room at the Roundwood Inn.  Dinner will be served at 20.00 and we plan to meet for a pre-dinner drink in the bar at 19.30.  A full three course festive food extravaganza is promised and all for only €35 per head – excluding drinks. We look forward to seeing you there – partners welcome.  RSVP to David Menzies before Friday, November 18th – at 012819482 or 087 8363181 or on email at



Irish Dancing classes commenced in Roundwood Parish Centre on the 8th November on Tuesdays with Junior and Senior Infants from 2.10pm – 3.10p,, 1st – 6th class from 3.10pm – 4.10pm and Advanced beginners from 4.10pm – 5.10pm.  On Wednesdays there is Advanced beginners from 7pm – 8pm and Adults (solo and ceili dancing) from 8p, – 9pm.  Classes will start in Moneystown Nationals school in January 2017.  Please contact to register interest.  For further information you can contact Eimear on 085 71870926, Cian on 086 1293807 or Aoife on 085 7375833.  All information



The Roundwood and District Community Council AGM will take place at 8pm in Roundwood Parish Hall on the 22th of November. Local political representatives and Gardaí will be in attendance. Representatives from all organisations in Roundwood and Moneystown area are encouraged to attend as are individuals. Why not come along to see what is going on.



The next Roundwood dance is with John Flood, on November 25th  All are welcome.



Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien once again took 1st place for North/South on Monday 7th November, 2nd Pawel Torozynowicz and Gaye McGettigan, 3rd Teresa Leahy and Marian Davis and 4th Gertie Fee and Phil Power.  Clare Sally and Kay Plunkett played their cards right to take 1st place for East/West 2nd Monica Brady and Bridie Nolan, 3rd Catherine Halligan and Phil Power ad 4th Marian Davis and Teresa Leahy.



Friday 11th November saw Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd take 1st place for North/South, Margaret Bolger and Noeleen Redmond were 2nd and 3rd place went to Catherine McGillycuddy and Nancy O  1st place for East/West were Bridie Nolan and Seamus Kennedy, 2nd Marian Davis and Teresa Leahy and 3rd Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien.



There was  no draw on Sunday night when notes were going to press.



Get Roundwood Walking continues every week meeting at Aras an Tochar at 7pm on Wednesdays. A Saturday walk is arranged for the 26th of November starting from Aras an Tochar at 9:45am. All welcome to join in & walk at your own pace. Anyone interested in training to become a walk leader should give their names in at one of the walk events please as the training sessions will be confirmed shortly.



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



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



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



Thanks to everyone who volunteered to adopt a spot. It can be anything from keeping a stretch of road litter free to establishing flower beds – but every single bit helps. There are various categories in the Tidy Towns competition including Built Environment and Streetscape, Landscaping and Open Spaces, Wildlife, Habitats and Natural Amenities, Sustainable Waste and Resource Management, Tidiness and Litter Control, Residential Streets & Housing Areas and Approach Roads, Streets & Lanes so if you have any ideas of ways we can improve our score in these areas please do get in contact by emailing or calling 087 2551579



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



Pilgrimage to Medjugorje on October 11th 2017 for one week  Cost €669.00 to include Flights ( Aer Lingus) Insurance  Half Board Accommodation in house beside Church.  Transfers to and from Medjugorje.  €100.00 off price if paid in full by December 9th.  For more information /Booking Contact Mary King on 0872185067



A 45 Card Game takes place every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at 8.00pm. 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 are as follows:- Top Score: Patricia Byrne; Top Gent: Kay Plunkett; Second Gent: Pat Fisher; Top Lady: Maura McHugh; Second Lady: May Kenna & Molly Byrne (shared); First Half: Richie Cullen; Second Half: Martin Byrne & Tiney Shortt (shared); Lowest Score: Tom McHugh & Longest Sitting: Anne Pierce.  Raffle prizes were won by: Patricia Byrne, Jimmy Molloy & Tiney Shortt. Next whist will be on Wednesday 23rd November in The Parish Centre.

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