Roundwood Notes 18.04.2017

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 on 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 o’clock   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 situated 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

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.

The Great Roundwood & Moneystown Spring Clean is scheduled for the week of the 27th of April as part of the nationwide Spring Clean campaign. Lots of folk are keeping the rubbish at bay throughout the year via the Adopt a Spot. Now is a good time to have a litter pick as the roadside vegetation is low and rubbish embedded in the ditches for years is very visible.  So if you can put in an hour in your area please lend a hand. There are a limited number of litter pickers but plenty of refuse sacks/recycling bags/gloves available for volunteers. If you are new to the area it’s a great way to meet the neighbours!  You can do your clean up at any time if this particular week does not suit. For litter pickers, bags or to make arrangements to collect rubbish bags if the need arises please call 087 2551579.

It wouldn’t be long now until the Tidy Towns judges are back seeing what improvements have happened since last year. A tidy towns work night in Roundwood village is planned for Monday 27th of April at 7pm meeting at the Parish Hall. All 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 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 1stJune, 2017 to Susan at 087 6273032.


  1. The first round of the  Indoor Soccer Tournament to raise funds for the Martin Family Trust gets underway this Saturday/Sunday.  The games take place over two weekends April 22 / 23 and 29/30 and the Finals will take place on May 6th followed by BBQ, Music and Presentations.  Please see for further details
  2. Coffee Morning & Cake Sale – Fundraiser for the Martin Family Trust.
    Saturday May 13th – 10am to 12.30pm in Roundwood Parish Hall & Centre. – Please come along and enjoy some time with family and friends and by doing so support these two little boys and their family
  3. And another date for your diary – Friday 28th April, there will be a fabulous table quiz and rock n roll bingo in the Grand Hotel Wicklow.  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.
  4. GAA Cul Camps – the An Tochar Cul Camp will run from July 10th – 14th.  Further information/booking available on

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. 2, 16, 21 & 25   There were one match three winner, G & B Cleary.  Next weeks jackpot will be €13,900

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: Richie Cullen; Top Gent: Margaret Kennedy; Second Gent: Tom McHugh; Top Lady: Monica Brady; Second Lady: May Kenna; First Half: Marie Magee; Second Half: Ann Wolohan; Longest Sitting: Tiney Shortt & Lowest Score: Kitty Kennedy & Maura McHugh (shared).  Raffle prizes were won by: Mary Pierce, Kitty Kennedy, Tiney Shortt, Richie Cullen & Lucy Molloy.  Next whist will be on Wednesday 26th 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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