Roundwood Notes 10.04.2017

The Roundwood & District Community Council has secured funding for the upgrading of paths around the Upper Vartry Reservoir. The work will include creating a compound area and the reinstatement of a 4 feet wide track around a section of the Upper Reservoir and the resurfacing of same. The group are seeking tenders from registered contractors to complete this work. Tenders will be sought from contractors with machinery capable of undertaking this work. The conditions of the funding require that the successful contractors have a current C2 and tax clearance certificate. For a copy of the specification and information relating to this tender, terms and conditions, etc.

Roundwood Community Council is undertaking a survey to identify needs in the community that RDCC can address or seek to have addressed for the community.  The link below will take you to the online survey and we would appreciate it if you would take some time to fill it in – your response will be anonymous.

The Vintage Tractor Car Bike  Run is 0n Sunday  the 23rd April  at 12 30 It is a great family day   So come along and join in.  There will be a talk on the Holy Wells  of Wicklow in the Annamoe    centre on Monday the 15th May at 8  30 oclock   It will be hosted by Rosaleen Durkin & Jack Byrne  This will be very interesting The main focus will be on the  Annamoe Glendalough and Roundwood area.  For More details phone 087 6168460 It is 0n the same night as our History evening   On the 23 April  there will be a walk starting at the Resource Centre  in Laragh to raise funding for the Holy Well group.  Contact Rosaleen for more information on  087 6168460.  The Annamoe Tennis Court is available on hourly basics If you would like to book to play  Please contact Christine on 086 8057431

To  remember and honour the men and women of 1916 on Sunday the 23rd of April 2017 at 12.15 p.m , a colour party of the IUNVA (Irish  United Nations Veterans Association) will parade from Keeley’s Hardware Shop , led by  a piper, to  the 1916 monument situate in the grounds of  Roundwood Garda Station.  At the monument a wreath will be laid and the tri colour will be raised to the sound of the last post and reveille.  Everyone is invited to  take part in this commemoration

A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 28th April in Byrne & Woods

The Blessing of graves will take place in Glendalough on Saturday 13th May at 8pm & in Brockagh on 20th May after 7pm mass

Catherine McGillycuddy and Monica Brady took 1st place for North/South on Monday 4th April,  2nd Catherine Halligan and Brid Clancy, 3rd Nancy O Brien and Phil Power and 4th Kay Plunkett and Pamela Byrne.  Victors for East/West were Rory Egan and Declan O Brien, 2nd Ger  Lenihan and Paddy O Brien, 3rd Maura Gaskin and Clare Sally and 4th Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd.   There will be no Bridge on Monday 17th April.   Happy Easter to all.

Playing their cards right on Friday 7th April  for North/South were June Digby and Monica Brady,  2nd Seamus Kennedy and Triona  Woodroofe, 3rd Kay Plunkett and Alice Chadwick and 4th Gertrie Fee and Jane Cronin.    Taking 1st place for East/West were Teresa Leahy and Marian Davis,  2nd Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolger,  3rd Bridie Nolan and Maura Gaskin  and 4th was the Birthday Boy Ger Lenihan with his regular partner Paddy O Brien.   No Bridge on Good Friday.   Happy Easter.

The Wicklow Mountains National Park are organising an Easter Quest for families. Call into the National Park Information Office at the Upper Lake between 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Good Friday 14th April to Easter Monday 17th April 2017 to collect a questionnaire. All the questions are egg related, and the answers can be found around the lawns at the Upper Lake with the help of a small map. The quest takes about 30 minutes. There is a small prize for each child that participates, but please note, it won’t be chocolate eggs! Please bring a pen to write with. No booking is required and it is free of charge but please note you may to pay for parking in the Glendalough area. For more information, please phone 0404 45656 or 0404 45425.

On Saturday Morning May 13th, friends of The Martin Family are organizing a Social Coffee Morning & Cake Sale from 10a.m – 12.30pm in aid of Cathal and Ciaran Martin (Aoife Brady’s nephews). Cathal and Ciaran are two little boys aged 2 and 1 years old who have recently been diagnosed with late-infantile Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD) – a rare, genetic illness with no known cure. Ciaran has started a six-month treatment programme which began on March 25th. This treatment begins with an intense Gene Therapy programme, and a course of chemotherapy which will require 24 hour family support and care. While Ciaran is receiving treatment one parent will travel to Milan with Ciaran while the other will stay at home to look after Cathals complex medical needs. Please come along and enjoy some time at the Parish hall with friends and by doing so support these two little boys and their family. There will be a Cake Sale and Raffle on the day.  Come along and support this worthy cause, all support is welcome.

As part of Cruinniú na Cásca, which is a Creative Ireland initiative, Music in Calary in association with Wicklow County Council, will present a concert of traditional music at 8 pm on Easter Monday – 17 April. The concert will feature solo and group pieces performed by a number of local young members of Comhaltas, including Rachel Duffy, a harpist and graduate of the Trinity College School of Music. As it is part of Cruinniú na Cásca, this concert is a free event and therefore there is no need for you to contact us to book seats

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.

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 five night, six day tour with dinner, bus from Roundwood and back, dinner, bed and breakfast in the 3* The Westport Woods Hotel and music every night with acts such as T.R. Dallas, & Mike Denver and many more.  Day trips to Achill Island, Wild Atlantic Way to a pint in Matt Molloys bar.  The price will be €399 per person sharing with a €90 single room supplement.  A €200 deposit is required before 15th May.  Please contact Susan on 087 6273032 for more details.  All moniey to be paid before 1st August, 2017.

A bus will leave Roundwood for a pilgrimage to Our Ladys Island on Sunday 20th August.  Cost is €60 per person which includes scones & tea and dinner in the Riverside Park Hotel.  Names and money before 1st June, 2017 to Susan at 087 6273032.

The SHED is open at Pat Carr’s place in Knockraheen every Tuesday between 10 and 12. The improved weather conditions means that our virgin gardening will soon get underway. Double and single beds will be available and it has been asked whether these beds could also be provided indoors! Bunk beds have also been mentioned.   Feel free to come along and get involved in the healthy, therapeutic growing venture. You can be assured of a warm welcome.  The members are very grateful for all the support and good will towards the SHED. This was shown in a special way at the recent Open Day organized by the RDCC.   For further information call 086 8650588..

There was no jackpot winner in last weeks lotto draw.  The numbers drawn were 5, 9, 14 & 15.   There were ten match three winners  No number (seller C Campion), Sofie Whelan, Rose Taylor, Marc Phelan, Aiden Reynolds, Hannah Hayes, Laura Brue, J & S Hamilton, Alie Carstairs, Dick Massey.  Next weeks jackpot will be €13,600

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

Next whist will be on tonight, Wednesday 12th April in the Parish Centre.

The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Good Friday, 14 April at 9.30 till 12.  Teas served,  refreshments also available, door prizes.   Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive, etc

The next dance in Roundwood Community Centre is on Friday 21st April from 9pm – 12 midnight with music by John Flood.  All are welcome

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

A 45 Card Game takes place every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at a new time of 8.30pm. 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.

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.

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

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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