Roundwood Notes 21.03.2017

Roundwood & District Community Council Open Day
Roundwood & District Community Council (RDCC) are holding an open information day in the Parish Hall on Saturday, 25th March from 2.00pm – 8:00pm. Drop in to find out about what the Community Council does from Tidy Towns, local Men’s Shed, Senior Alert Scheme, Vartry Walks Project, Text Alert Scheme, Cardiac First Responders and more. There will also be an opportunity for you to fill in a survey to help us identify local community needs that need to be addressed.

We’re back! Roundwood Home Producers Market re-opened on Sunday 19th March at 12 noon until 5 pm. Come for all your fresh bread, home baking, jams etc.  There will also be pictures, home crafts, plants and more. We look forward to seeing you all. New members always welcome.

A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 31st March in The Coach House at 1.30.

The Confirmation for Roundwood NS and Moneystown NS takes place this Friday the 24th of March. We are looking for people to donate Cakes/ Buns/traybakes either homemade or shop bought for the reception afterwards in the Parish hall, they can be dropped into the parish hall from 9am on Friday morning

Roundwood & District Community Council (RDCC) are holding an open information day in the Parish Hall on Saturday, 25th March from 2.00pm – 8:00pm.  Drop in to find out about what the Community Council does from Tidy Towns, local Men’s Shed, Senior Alert Scheme, Vartry Walks Project, Text Alert Scheme, and more.  There will also be an opportunity for you to fill in a survey to help us identify local community needs that need to be addressed.

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.

Diamond Bridge Club.
John Loscher and Gaye McGettigan played their cards right for North/South on Monday 13th March, 2nd Nancy O Brien and Gertie Fee, 3rd place went to Seamus Kennedy and Pauric Gleeson and 4th were Marian Davis and Margaret Byrne.       East/West winners were Brid Clancy and Rory Egan, 2nd Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd, 3rd Paddy O Brien and Ger Lenihan and 4th Phil Power and Bridie Nolan.   Will all 002 members please note due to Confirmation there will be no bridge in Roundwood on Friday 24th March.

GAA 2017 Training nights: – The following are the nights on which our underage teams train:

Boys and Girls Nursery (born in 2011 & 2012)– Tuesdays 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Contact: Grainne McGillycuddy: 086-3150205
Boys U-7 (born in 2010 & 2011) – Mondays 6.30pm to 7.30pm  Contact: Alan Jenkinson: 086-8557647

Boys U-9  (born in 2008 & 2009) – Mondays 6.30pm to 7.30pm  Contact: Seamus Nolan: 087-9898754

Boys U-11 (born in 2006 & 2007) – Mondays & Fridays  7.00pm – 8.00pm Contact: John Brady 086-1728536

Boys U-13 (born in 2004 & 2005) – Wednesdays & Fridays 7.15pm – 8.15pm Contact: Neil Smith: 086-8816397

Boys U-15 (born in 2002 & 2003) – Mondays & Fridays 7.30pm to 8.30pm Contact: Sean Nolan: 087-2323120

Boys U-17 (born in 2000 & 2001) – Mondays & Fridays 7.30pm to 8.30pm Contact: Liam Cullen: 087-6685281

Girls U-8  (born in 2009 & 2010) – Thursdays 7.00pm to 8.00pm Contact: Sorcha McGillycuddy: 087-0601766

Girls U-10  (born in 2007 & 2008) – Thursdays 7.00pm to 8.00pm Contact: Frances Gaskin: 087-6855341

Girls U-12  (born in 2005 & 2006) – Tuesdays 7.00pm to 8.00pm Contact: Anne Marie Morris: 086-2031278

Girls U-14 (born in 2003 &  2004) – Mondays 6.30pm to 8.00 pm Contact: Rowena Brady 086 0853408

Girls U-16 (born in 2001 & 2002) – Mondays 8 – 9 pm & Fridays 7.30 – 8.30 Contact: Paul Brady: 086-2533433

Girls U-18 (born in 1999 & 2000) – (Playing with the Ladies Team) – Tuesday 7 to 8   and Friday 7.45 – 9.15 pm  Contact: Róisín Langrell 086-8888443

Well done to Wicklow Ladies on another great win recently.. 3 19 to 1 07 with 2 goals and a point from Amy Murphy. Well done all!

Fundraiser for the Martin Family – Keep the date free! Friday 28th April, there will be a fabulous table quiz and rock n roll bingo in the Grand Hotel Wicklow. This is in aid of Cathal and Ciaran Martin (Aoife Brady’s nephews) It’ll be lots of fun, a fantastic raffle with some amazing prizes: tickets to the Late Late, a walk on part in Fair City and much more. Tickets are a snip at only ten Euro. If you can’t make it on the night, perhaps you could give your Donation to Aoife. If anyone belongs to book clubs, sports clubs etc this would be a good night out while supporting a very worthy cause. Let’s help the Martin’s fight this awful condition. There is also an online donation facility and information – please see

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

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.

Members of the SHED will be present in the Parish Hall at the OPEN DAY on Saturday next between 2 and 8 p.m. It is hoped to have some of our wares on display for sale or for a small donation to the SHED.

The SHED is open at Pat Carr’s place in Knockraheen every Tuesday between 10 and 12. Do come along and you will be assured of a warm welcome. The improved weather conditions means that our virgin gardening will soon get underway. Feel free to come along and get involved in the healthy, therapeutic growing venture.  121:The final lesson in the present series takes place next Friday in Coláiste Chraobh Abhann between 10.15 and 12.30. A further series of lessons will be organized if there is sufficient interest. It is a great opportunity to learn more about mobile phones, tablets and laptops. All are welcome and invited to participate. For further information call the school or 086 8650588.

There was no jackpot winner in last weeks lotto draw.  The numbers drawn were 5, 9, 17 & 25 There were ten match three winners  Barry Byrne, Ann Ryan, Darren Delaney, William Doyle, Liz Byrne, Betty Dowling, S Lavelle, Siobhan&Ciara, Sarah&Emma & Sean Kavanagh.  Next weeks jackpot will be €12,700

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 follos:- Top Score: Kitty Kennedy; Top Gent: Ann Pierce; Second Gent: Paddy Halligan; Top Lady: Mary Cullen; Second Lady: Catherine Doyle; First Half: Patricia Byrne; Second Half: Mary Murphy; Lowest Score: Pat Fisher and Longest Sitting: Marie Magee.  Raffle prizes were won by Tom McHugh, Pat Fisher, Anne Gaffney & Monica Brady.  Next whist will be on Wednesday 29th March in the Parish Centre.

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

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.  the jiving is finishing this week 23rd March & then we’re back to starting set at 9pm.

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 areasto 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  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

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