Monthly Archives: March 2017

Roundwood Notes 06.03.2017

Active Retired
A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday, 31st March in The Coach House at 1:30pm

Coffee/ Pancake Morning
 A big thank you to everybody who helped make our coffee morning such a great success. It’s great to live in a community that is ready to give a dig out every now and then when the need arises. Janette from Sugar Mountain gave up her morning to toss the pancakes, She made dozens of them which were gratefully received on a cold wet morning. We raised the wonderful sum of €3,500 on the day and donations are still coming in.  Thanks again Elizabeth Belton.

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

There will be a Country music break to Westport from the 22nd to the 27th October with day trips on some of the days.  It will be a six day tour with dinner, bed and breakfast and music every night with acts such as T.R. Dallas, Stuart Moyles & Mike Denver and many more.  The price will be €399 per person sharing with a €90 single room supplement.  Please contact Susan on 087 6273032 for more details.  Names should be in before 12th April.

A welcome is always on the mat on Tuesdays between 10 and 12 p.m. Work is about to commence on the layout of the growing/gardening area kindly fenced off by our host Pat Carr. So if you have green fingers or would be willing to become involved, do come along.  Who knows what the fruits of the this team effort will be, but the building of friendships and the working and sharing is a great source of satisfaction and therapy.  The 121 (one to one) classes in Coláiste Chraobh Abhann in Kilcoole continue and the final two classes of the present lessons will be on Friday 10th and Friday 24th of this month between 10.15 and 12.30. A further series of classes will be facilitated by the school if the demand is there. The reaction to this offer has been received very positively in the SHED. But please remember that these tuition classes are not confined to SHED members. It should be mentioned that the social  interaction between the young Transition Year ‘student teachers’ and the mature learning adults is proving to be mutually rewarding. For further information feel free  to call the school or 086 8650588 at any time.

Lots of interesting stuff on and planned for the Pure Mile near Roundwood this year which includes parts of Baltynanima, Ashtown Upper & Toghermore – over 2 miles! The next meeting for residents and anyone interested in the Pure Mile initiative will take place on Monday 20th of March at 7:30pm in Roundwood Parish Hall. All welcome

The Story House will take place in Annamoe Centre on this Friday 10th March at 8 p.m and Family Fun Bingo on Sunday 19th March at 3 p.m.  All are welcome.

Another clothes recycle will take place on Friday the 10th of March the following will be excepted  Clothes/bed linen/ towels/ shoes  There will be a drop off on Thursday the 9th of March at the school between 6-8pm please contact Joanne @ 0879389894 if you have any questions

There was no jackpot winner in last weeks lotto draw.  The numbers drawn were 11, 15, 17 & 29.  There were four match three winners John O’Sullivan, susan Carroll, MO’B & Caroline Hara.  Next weeks jackpot will be €12,100

The Roundwood Historical Society’s next talk in the 2017 Series will take place on Tuesday, March 14th at 20.00 in the Roundwood Parish Hall and will be given by Therese Hicks.  The title of the talk is “The Kennedys of Mount Kennedy”. Following more than two years research Therese’s talk will follow the Kennedy family’s fortunes until the death of the last male heir.  The presentation will take us from the mid 1500s to 1710.  The 17th century was an especially turbulent one, and the story of Mount Kennedy is a good illustration of that chapter of Irish history.  Therese is originally from Philadelphia. She worked with an Irish missionary community for a number of years in West Africa and then returned to the US and retrained as a psychotherapist.  She settled in Ireland in 1998, and worked initially in psychiatry and then in primary care before retiring in 2014.  We look forward to welcoming  you on Tuesday 14th for what promises to be a very interesting talk on the background to the Manor of Mount Kennedy, the Kennedy family – who were they actually and how they leant their name to the now famous local town.  Members and non-members are welcome to attend. The entrance fee for members is €3 and for non-members is €5 – payable at the door.

The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 10 March from 9.30 pm till 12.  Teas served,  refreshments also available, door prizes.   Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive, maybe even a little line dancing.

Roundwood Ploughing Society would like to thank all who made the Ploughing Match held last Saturday the 25th of February a very successful event considering the damp conditions. Special thanks to Mr. John Byrne for the field, The Roundwood Inn for the catering on the day and Kavanagh’s for facilitating all our meetings. Judges and Competitors. To all the many Sponsors for their continued support which is very much appreciated, without which this competition could not be run. The results are as follows:  Champion Class: 1st Richard Keegan, 2nd Barry White, 3rd Liam Hamilton, 4th Robert Roe and 5th John Shortt. Under 28: 1st Denis Dunne. Under 21: 1st Nathan Barnes. Three Furrow: 1st Eric Bradshaw, 2nd John Summors. Two Furrow Reversible: 1st Tom Donnelly. Vintage Two Furrow: 1st Paddy Doyle, 2nd Cecil Hughes. Classic Tractor: 1st Willie Carney, 2nd Paddy Barnes. Trailer Plough: 1st Tommy Pierce, 2nd Robert Mitchell. Single Furrow: 1st Eugene Stephens. Loy: 1st Eugene Stephens, 2nd Jim Hennigan. Horse Class: 1st Leslie Hambridge, 2nd Kevin Doran

Any adults interesting in reliving their youth when we all learned 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

The results of the whist are as follows:-  Top Score: Tom McHugh; Top Gent: Jimmy Molloy; Second Gent: Tiney Shortt; Top Lady: Patricia Byrne; Second Lady: Kitty Kennedy; First Half: Anne Wolohan; Second Half: Pat Fisher; Longest Sitting: Paddy Hallighan & Lowest Score: Mary Cullen.  Raffle prizes were won by Anne Wolohan; Pat Fisher, May Kenna & Richie Cullen.  Next whist will be on Wednesday 15th March in the Parish Centre.

The next Roundwood Dance will be on Friday 17th March with Music by The Wicklow Man reverting back to the old time of 9pm – 12 midnight–.  All are welcome.

A 45 Card Game takes place every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at 8.00pm. Teas served. All are welcome.

Scór – Well done to our representatives in the Instrumental Music section of Scór Sinsear – Clare, Molly and Morgan. The Group will take part in the Leinster Semifinals which take place next Saturday 11th March in the Marion Hall in Birr, Co. Offaly  Ladies Training continues every  Friday at 7:45 sharp. and Tuesdays at 7 pm  All new and former players welcome.  U14 Girls Training continues on Mondays 6.30 – 8 pm.  New players always welcome.  Cúl Camp Coaches – Do you want to Coach on our Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps 2017? Job Description: Coaches must be over 18 years old on the first day of the camp on 3rd July 2017. NOTE: Coaches must be a paid up member of their local GAA club. A Coaching Qualification, code of ethics, Garda Vetting and/or Coaching experience and/or evidence of voluntary coaching/work is mandatory in applying for this position. Closing Date for return of all Fully completed Coaches Application forms is Friday 7th April 2017. All selected coaches will be paid a weekly wage and put through the revenue system in accordance with Croke Park regulations. You may include any further information in support of your application if necessary – Note: Late applications will not be accepted or considered and canvassing will disqualify. Selected candidates will be contacted directly on or before Friday 14th April and given dates for mandatory two day training prior to commencement of Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps 2017. If Coaches are not Garda Vetted please apply ASAP through your clubs Children Offer. SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS HAVE TO BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER. Application Forms available by emailing the secretary of An Tóchar at

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!

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

Pilgrimage To Medjugorje October 11th 2017 for  a week.  Cost €669.00 per person sharing.  Single Room extra. €200.00 deposit secures place balance to be paid twelve weeks prior to departure.  Price includes flights ( Aer Lingus) Insurance, Half Board accommodation in House beside the Church.  Transfers to and from Medjugorje.  Local Guides throughout the week all English speaking, headed up by Senior Guide Philip Ryan from Dublin.  Philip is a very experienced guide having spent over twenty five years in Medjugorje.  Accompanied by Spiritual Director.  For more information / booking  Contact Mary King on 087 2185067

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

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.

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