Roundwood Notes 28/11/2016

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The Wicklow Branch of St Vincent de Paul will hold a cabaret in The Grand Hotel in Wicklow this Friday the 2ndDecember with various acts including the newly formed Wicklow Community Choir who will make their debut.  Come along and support this very worthy cause.



Beginners Line dancing 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



Christmas Fun Bingo will take place on in the Annamoe Centre on Sunday 11th December 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 Christmas Lunch club will take place on Friday 16th December in The Roundwood Inn at 1.30.



Our annual Christmas progressive 45 card game in aid of parish funds will take place on Sunday 4th Dec at 7.30pm in the Roundwood Parish Hall. Excellent prize money, lots of festive raffle prizes and lovely refreshments at the break



The results from the recent dog trials was Open Class: 1, Billy Ryan, 2.  Billy Ryan, 3. John Brennan.  Wicklow Class: 1. Paddy Fanning, 2, Denis Birchill, 3. Joey Walsh.  Novice Class: 1. Paddy Fanning, 2. Pat Byrne & 3. A Dickson.  The committee would like to thank all of our sponsors for their kind support.



The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Mary Pierce; Top Gent: Anne Gaffney; Top Lady: Maura McHugh; Second Gent: Tom McHugh; Second Lady: Ann Wolohan; First Half: Martin Byrne,  Second Half: Mary Murphy Longest Sitting: Richie Cullen;  & Lowest Score: Kitty Kennedy;.  Raffle Prizes were won by Margaret Kennedy, Anne Gaffney, Tiney Shortt & Maura McHugh.  Next whist will be on Wednesday 7th December in The Parish Centre.



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



Our annual Biathlon will take place on Tuesday 27th December.  This is a fantastic fun day for all the family.  The proceeds every year goes to the Bone Marrow for Leukaemia Trust at St. James’s Hospital and the Centre for Colorectal Disease in St Vincent’s Hospital.  For further information please contact Louise at 0862525860 or Ellen at 0868343286



Moneystown Dance The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 9th December from 9.30 pm till 12. Teas served, refreshments also available,  door prizes.  Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive, etc.



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



There will be a dance in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday 16th December with music by The Wicklow man.



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



Results for Monday 21st July North/South 1st Phil Power and Brid Clancy, 2nd Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd, 3rd Nancy O Brien and Gertie Fee.  1st for East/West were Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien, 2nd Miriam Coyle and Catherine Halligan and 3rd Maura Gaskin and John Loscher.



North South winners on Friday 25th were Rowena Brady and Judy Skates, 2nd Jim McNamara and Seamus Kennedy and 3rd Monica Brady and June Digby.    1st place for East/West were Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolger, 2nd Bridie nolan and Maura Gaskin and 3rd Gertie Fee and Jane Cronin



There was yet again no jackpot winner in last weeks lotto draw.  The numbers drawn were 3, 24, 25 & 29.  There were two match three winners, John O’Connor & Keith Murphy.  Next weeks jackpot €19,400.



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.



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



Next Car Boot Sale will be 11th December. 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.


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