Roundwood Notes 23/01/2017

The big week has arrived! Roundwood Variety Group’s Panto is back and this year’s show, Snow White & The Babes In The Wood is as exiting 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 (Ciara Conalty), Hansel & Gretel, Red Riding Hood (Lucy Shortt), Her Granny (Maria Magee), The Wolf (Derek Neilson), Three little pigs, a handsome prince (Shay Nolan), Rapunzel (Bryony Conalty) and The Evil Queen (Edel Conalty). 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) are selling fast from For more information call, Ann on 086 6036631. We will have a limited number of tickets available on the door but would advise booking first to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Roundwood and District Community Council, with the support of Kildare Wicklow Education Training Board, are running an 8 week art class in Roundwood Parish Hall starting in early February. There are a limited number of places available. Places must be booked in advance. If you are interested please call (0404) 64050 or 086 0499149. If necessary leave a message referring to the art class in Roundwood.

There was no lotto draw on Sunday night last.

As part of the nationwide fundraising weekend for Give Us A Song for The Caroline Foundation for cancer research (Cancer Clinical Research Trust) there will be a gathering of our community for an evening of music and song in St Laurence O’Toole’s Church, Roundwood on Sunday 5th February at 4pm.  This will be a fantastic evenings entertainment for such a worthy cause.  Don’t forget to put it in your diary.

A pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 23rd April leaving Laragh at 7.30a.m. and Roundwood at 8a.m. sharp.   Breakfast, dinner and bus is €60 per person.  All money to be paid in full before 1st April.  Names to Susan at 087 6273032 anytime a.s.a.p.  Mike Denver in concert in the Riverside Park Hotel in Enniscorthy on 23rd March.  Tickets are €30 from the hotel or ticketmaster.  Bus only €25.  Please call Susan on 087 6273032 for more information.

A meeting of the residents, landowners and anyone interested in getting involved in the 2017 Pure Mile in the Baltynanima area will take place on Thursday the 2nd of February at 7:30pm in Roundwood Parish Centre.  Everyone most welcome.

As Spring approaches it’s that time of year when work starts on tidy towns in the area. A meeting for the Adopt A Spot volunteers and anyone interested in helping out with the tidy towns effort in the area will take place at 8pm on Thursday 2nd of February in Roundwood Parish Hall.  All welcome

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.

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 both 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

The whist results are as follows:-  Top Score: Marie McGee; Top Gent: Tiney Shortt; Second Gent: Richie Cullen; Top Lady: Mary Cullen; Second Lady: Magdalen Kennedy; First Half: Shay Brady; Second Half: Monica Brady; Lowest Score: Paddy Halligan & Longest Sitting: Lucy Molloy.  Raffle Prizes were won by Kitty Kennedy, Maura McHug, Mick Whelan, & Shay Brady.  Next whist will be on Wednesday 1s February 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 17th February with Music by Tony Davitt 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

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 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 8.30pm before 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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