Roundwood notes 06.02.2017

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:

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 Friday, 10th 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.

Tuesday morning Badminton continues in the Sports Complex, Roundwood at 9.30am for approx 1 hour.  Why not drop the children up to school and come join us?  All are welcome.  No need to purchase a racket as there are a few available for our use

Fun Bingo will take place on in the Annamoe Centre on Sunday 12th February 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 Lunch club will take place on Friday 17th February in The Roundwood Inn at 1.30.

A trip has been organised to Rome, Assisi & Perugia leaving on the 13th April for seven days.  Cost per person is €649 per person sharing for half board.  Money in full as soon as possible.  All other details from Susan at 087 6273032


Jenny’s Pre-School Moneystown is now accepting applications for September 2017/2018. ECCE places are available. Please contact Jenny’s Pre-School on 0868766301 or call into the Pre-School any morning for an application form

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 7, 19, 28 &30.  There were four match three winners, Bill & Holly, Bridie Turner, Catherine Wheatley & Ann Byrne.  Next weeks jackpot will be €10,900.

Want to get fit / fitter for 2017? Come take part in Jogging/running at the GAA pitch every Tuesday at 6:30pm, at the CoachHouse every Thursday at 7pm (running under lights in the village) and at 10am on Sundays at the Vartry Dam. Beginners and experienced runners all welcome. Set a goal of 10K for Easter or 5K for St Patricks Day, you decide!! We’ll help you reach your goal so layer up in warm comfy gear and come along.

Rory Egan and Gaye McGettigan continued their winning form by taking 1st place once again for North/South, 2nd place went to Gertie Fee and Monica Brady, 3rd Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien and 4th Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd.   Pamela and Margaret Byrne took 1st place for East/West from 2nd place Maura Gaskin and Mary Pierce, 3rd Marian Davis and Teresa Leahy and 4th Pauric Gleeson and Seamus Kennedy.

Playing their cards right to take 1st place for North/South on Friday 3rd February were Judy Skates and Rowena Brady, 2nd place went to June Digby and Monica Brady, 3rd Kitty Heslin and Triona Woodroofe and 4th Elizabeth Belton and Philomena Kenna.  East/West victors once again were Margaret Bolger and Noeleen Redmond, 2nd Maura Gaskin and Bridie Nolan, 3rd place went to Ger Lenihan and Paddy OBrien and 4th Catherine McGillycuddy and Gertie Fee.

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.

Any adults interesting in reliving their youth when we all learnt to Ceili dance? There are Ceili dancing lessons in the Parish Hall in Roundwood on Wednesday nights starting at 8pm for an hour.  It’s learning to ceili dance in a fun and friendly manner (solo and group dances).  Just come along on the night

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 results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Marie Magee; Top Gent: Jimmy Molloy; Second Gent: Margaret Kennedy; Top Lady: Monica Brady; Second Lady: May Kenna & Maura McHugh (shared); First Half: Ann Gaffney; Second Half: Tom McHugh; Lowest Score: Pat Fisher & Longest Sitting: Richie Cullen.  Raffle prizes were won by: Tiney Shortt, Kitty Kennedy, Mary Cullen, May Kenna & Mollie Byrne.  Next whist will be on Wednesday 15th February in the Parish Centre.

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

Roundwood Set Dancing continues every Thursday night from 9pm til 11pm in Kavanagh’s Lounge, Roundwood.  Music this month is CD’s and we will have the O’Kane Family back playing for us again in March and then live music for the remainder of the year.    Admission remains at €5.  Beginners are always welcome along with anyone looking for a bit of exercise and a fun night out.  We are also doing a bit of jiving, waltzing and quick step before our weekly sessions starting at 8.15pm so anyone wanting to give that a go, is more than welcome.  No additional charge!

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