Roundwood Notes 16/01/2017



A huge congratulations to Bridie Stacey who scooped the jackpot of €19,400 in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were 2, 8, 27 & 29.  There were seven match three winners, Dinah Newsome, James Kavanagh, Tom Walsh, Amy Mitchell, Joe & Alannah, Sandra Carroll & Chaps.  Jackpot stands at €10,000



Roundwood Variety Group’s Panto is back and this year’s show Snow White & The Babes In The Wood is as exciting and hilarious as last years big success The Pied Piper. This Panto is a combination of magical stories from the brothers Grimm featuring Snow White, Hansel & Gretel, Red Riding Hood, Her Granny, The Wolf, Three little pigs, a handsome prince, Rapunzel and The Evil Queen. Not forgetting to mention The Seven Dwarfs and many more! It’s a side splitting performance not to be missed! Show dates: Friday the 27th of January 8pm, Saturday the 28th of January 3pm & 8pm and Sunday the 29th of January 1pm & 6pm. Tickets (€15 + booking fee) go on sale from today January 11th online only from We look forward to seeing you all there!



Roundwood Men’s Shed continues on Tuesdays between 10 and 12 noon at Pat Carr’s place  in Knockraheen. Plans are underway to get down and dirty with raised bed gardening and wood turning lessons for those interested. If there is an unused woodturning lathe ‘out there’ we will be delighted to give it a good home and put it to good use.  Eight free lessons on the use of laptops/tablets/ smartphones commence in Coláiste Chraobh Abhann, Kilcoole on Fri. 20th January. This will be free 121 (one to one) tuition and open to all  ‘mature students’, shedders or non-shedders – male or female. 11.15 a.m. to 12.35 a.m. are the times and a cuppa with be served to facilitate social interaction.  Feel free to call 086-8650588 for further information.



Wicklow Hospice and Vartry Walks Project, Roundwood are partnering to organise a joint fundraising walk.  The 10km Moonlight Walk around Vartry Reservoir in Roundwood will take place on Saturday, 11th February at 6.00pm (sign in from 5.30pm at Kavanagh’s Vartry House).  Registration in advance.  €20 individual adult or €40 for family.  Full information on Facebook events page.




A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 20th January in Byrne and Woods, Roundwood at 1.30.


Roundwood Whizzers

The walking group is back in action every Wednesday evening leaving Aras an Tochar (GAA grounds) at 7pm. The next Saturday walk is scheduled for January 28th meeting outside Roundwood Parish Hall at 9:45am. All welcome to join in walking at your own pace



If a bit of jogging is one of your New Year’s resolutions then running under the street lights for adults/teenagers provides the perfect opportunity.  All fitness levels are welcome as everyone runs at their own pace. Open to booth male & females runners meeting every Thursday night at 7pm from the Coach House car park, Roundwood starting from the 12thof January



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



Next whist will be on Wednesday 18th January in the Parish Centre.



Progressive 45 card game Sunday 15th Jan at 7pm in the Roundwood parish hall, in aid of Roundwood AFC under 16 away trip to Blackpool at Easter all welcome. Excellent prize money and refreshments served at the interval



The next Roundwood Dance will be on Friday 20th January with Music by John Flood at the new time of 8.30 – 11.30pm.  All 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



Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd were the 1st  2017 winners for North/South 2nd Monica Brady and Phil Power, 3rd Seamus Kennedy  and Miriam Coyle.   Continuing in 2017  as East West victors where they left off in 2016 were  Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien, 2nd Collete  Martin and Triona Woodroofe and 3rd Pamela Byrne and Maura Gaskin.



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



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 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 8.30pmbefore 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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