Monthly Archives: April 2017

Roundwood Notes 03.04.2017

CONTRACTORS WANTED Close date 13th April
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. Full information available at:

Fun Bingo will take place on in the Annamoe Centre on this Sunday 9th April 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 28th April in Byrne & Woods

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.

There will be a progressive 45 card game in Roundwood Parish Hall on Sunday 9th April at 7.30pm in aid of The Martin Family Trust. Excellent cash prizes with raffle and refreshments at the break.

The Roundwood Historical Society’s next talk in the 2017 Series will take place on Tuesday, April 11th at 8pm in the Roundwood Parish Hall and will be given by Ned Fleming.  The title of the talk is “Construction of the Vartry Waterworks”. Ned’s talk will focus on the construction of the Vartry Waterworks which were developed by Dublin Corporation in the 1860s.  The original (lower) reservoir was completed in 1863 and a second embankment was completed in 1923 to form the upper reservoir.  The scheme was a significant engineering feat, with much of the ground and building works being carried out and completed by men using only picks, shovels, horses and carts. At the time, the scheme greatly improved sanitation in Dublin City and helped reduce outbreaks of cholera, typhus and other diseases associated with contaminated water. The original Vartry Water Supply Scheme still provides drinking water to around 15% of the Greater Dublin Area.  Ned is a Chartered Engineer, a Graduate of UCD and is employed by Dublin City Council.  He has worked for more than thirty years in public water supply.  We look forward to welcoming you on Tuesday 11th for what promises to be a very interesting talk on the construction of the Vartry Waterworks.  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 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.

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 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.

The next car boot sale is on Sunday April 9th in Roundwood Parish Hall.  Booking is essential  For any queries or bookings call us on 087-9627527 or Email or contact us via our Facebook page

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.

There was no jackpot winner in last weeks lotto draw.  The numbers drawn were 21, 26, 28 & 30.   There were four match three winners  M.W., Margaret Reynolds, Joanne O’Reilly & Dorothy Jenkinson.  Next weeks jackpot will be €13,300

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: Margaret Kennedy; Second Gent: Jimmy Molloy; Top Lady: Patricia Byrne & Anne Wolohan (shared); First Half: Kitty Kennedy; Second Half: Pat Fisher; Lowest Score: Martin Byrne & Longest Sitting: Anne Pierce.  Raffle prizes were won by Kitty Kennedy, Maura McHugh, Tom McHugh & Patricia Byrne.  Next whist will be on 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

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

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.

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