Roundwood Notes 30/01/2017

As part of the nationwide fundraising weekend for Give Us A Song for The Caroline Foundation for cancer research (Cancer Clinical Research Trust) Stagebratz Starz will host A Magical Evening of Music in St. Laurence O’Toole Church, Roundwood on Sunday next the 5th February at 4pm in aid of The Caroline Foundations “GiveUSASong” in aid of Cancer Clinical Research Trust (CCRT). ) There will be a beautiful array of performances on the night from Stagebratz Stars, Roundwood Choir, roundwood Folk Group, Lorcan Nolan, Will Fitzpatrick, Stephen O’Sullivan, Jennifer Rochford, Dan Plummer, Roundwood Ceoltamhas and many more. Afterwards there will be refreshments in Roundwood Parish Centre where there will be a raffle. This is a wonderfrul event for all the family to enjoy and all proceeds from the event will be given to the CCRT. (Bring a cushion for your comfort Admission is €5 and all donations are greatly accepted. For further information please contact 083 1563897. This will be a fantastic evening and such a worthy cause. Put it in your diary!

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.

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

The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 10 th February from 9.30 pm till 12. Teas served, refreshments also available, door prizes. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive, etc.

There was no jackpot winner in last weeks lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 1, 7, 24 & 26. There were three match three winners, Breda Coughlan, Mary Doyle & Ray Clavic. Next weeks jackpot will be €10,600.

New member Rory Egan with partner Gaye McGettigan took 1st place for North/South on Monday 23rd January, 2nd Seamus Kennedy and Pauric Gleeson, 3rd Joan Shortt and Maura Gaskin and 4th Catherine Halligan and Monica Brady. Phil Power and Margaret Bolger were victors for East/West, 2nd Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien, 3rd John Loscher and Marie Kavanagh and 4th Marian Davies and Teresa Leahy.

Taking 1st place for North/South on Friday 27th January were Judy Skates and Rowena Brady, 2nd Jim McNamara and Seamus Kennedy, 3rd Mollie and Margaret Byrne and 4th Nancy O Brien and Catherine McGillycuddy. Playing their cards right for East/West were Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolger, 2nd Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien, 3rd Elizabeth Belton and Philomena Kenna and 4th Kay Plunkett and Mary Murphy.

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.

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 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 8.30pmbefore 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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