Roundwood Notes Monday, 12th December

A reminder that the Active Retirement Christmas Lunch club will take place on Friday 16th December in The Roundwood Inn at 1.30.

The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Mick Whelan; Top Gent: Ann Gaffney; Second Gent: Shay Brady; Top Lady: Maura McHugh; Second Lady: Molly Byrne; First Half: Magdalane Kennedy; Second Half: Catherine Doyle; Lowest Score: Maria Magee & Longest Sitting: Mary Cullen.  Raffle prizes were won by Kitty Kennedy, Tom McHugh, Magdelane Kennedy; Patricia Byrne & Richie Cullen.  Next whist will be on Wednesday 21st December in The Parish Centre.

The Calary Candlelight Carol Service will take place in the church at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 21 December and will be followed by refreshments in the Church Room. We would be delighted to welcome all our neighbours and friends. Everyone in Calary would like to wish you all a wonderful and blessed Christmas.

CoderDojo Roundwood are looking for any unwanted laptops or flat computer screens for use in our local Dojo. Any laptops donated, no matter what make or age, will be wiped clean of any data thereon and will be reprogrammed to allow children who may not have access to a laptop learn a new skill in this fun environment.  Any donations to the Roundwood CoderDojo Group will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks to those who have helped out financially or otherwise since the club took off in February 2016. For further information please see

We wish to inform you that our market will be closing on Sunday, December 18th at 5pm and re-opening in the Spring on Sunday, March 19th, 12pm – 5pm.  We want to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for your continued support and wish you all a very Merry Christmas.  Best wishes for 2017.

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

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

Gaye, Triona & Diamond and 002 club members would like to congratulate Seamus Kennedy and Pauric Gleeson on their magnificeint win of the Intermediate B Cup in Greystones on Sunday 4th December.  Club results for Monday 28th November  North/South  1st Gertie Fee and Phil Power, 2nd Paddy O Brien and Catherine McGillycuddy, 3rd, Nancy O Brien and Monica Brady.   Joint 1st for East/West were Clare Sally, Margaret Byrne, Seamus Kennedy and Maura Gaskin 3rd place went to John Loscher and Margaret Byrne.  1st place on Monday 5th December for North/South were Nancy O Brien and Phil Power, 2nd Joan Short and Triona Woodroofe, 3rd Derek Nielson and Margaret Bolger.  East/West 1st Monica Brady and Pawel Turczynowicz, 2nd Marian Davis and Teresa Leahy and 3rd Maura Gaskin and Clare Sally.   Members please note final night of 2016 and prize giving night will be Monday 19th December.

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 continues on Tuesdays between 10 and 12 noon at Pat Carr’s place  in Knockraheen. It’s a Shed within a shed and why not drop along! Even if it’s a cold morning you’re sure of a warm welcome from the lighting stove and from all present. As well as the chat and the sharing and listening, plans are been made for projects and activities. A workshop is available at the shed through the good will of Pat and Matti

There was yet again no jackpot winner in last weeks lotto draw.  The numbers drawn were 4, 5, 9 & 28  There were nine match three winners, S. Magee, Daniel O’Neill, Christy King, Vincent Price; Ticket no. 1251; Joe McCabe, Sam Power, Sarah King & Betty McGrath  Next weeks jackpot €19,400.

Get Roundwood Walking is a great success so far with an average of 20 walkers every week.  The walks before the Christmas break are from Aras an Tochar at 7pm on Wednesday the 7th and 14th of December. Walkers are encouraged to join in the Christmas Biathlon which is taking place on the 27th of December with walkers leaving from Kavanagh’s Vartry House at 1:45pm. All 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

The monthly Parish Hall Car Boot Sale takes place on Sunday December 18th.  For Information and Booking please contact Ben 087-9627527 .  Indoor and outdoor spaces available, Booking is essential as limited to 20 tables indoors. Open to stall holders from 10 a.m open to the public from 12 noon to 5 pm. Tables can only be held until 11.30 a.m

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

Yoga classes will resume on Thurs. 19th January in Roundwood Parish Centre.  Class run from 7.30p.m to 9.00p.m for 10 week Course.  Class will include Asana(Physical stretches), Pranayama (Breathing exercises) Relaxation and Meditation.  Course of 10 classes costs 100 euro with a minimum of 50 euro due on first night.

Contact Anne-Marie on 0868367578 (after 12th Jan.)

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.

Home Instead Senior Care are actively looking for carers in the Roundwood and surrounding areas to care for people in their own homes.  Hours are Flexible, Part-Time, Evening and Weekend Work, Training & Experience preferred but not essential. If you are seeking employment, have a passion for people and would like to care for the elderly in your community.  Please give Home Instead a call at 01 2768122

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