Roundwood Notes 03.05.2017

Roundwood and district Text Alert Scheme – subscription renewal and first time registration
Subscription renewals (€10) are due for the Roundwood Text Alert Scheme.  Lorraine at the Post Office has kindly agreed to accept renewal subscriptions for the scheme. Please place your €10 in a sealed envelope and write your name and mobile number on the outside of the envelope.  Leave envelope with Lorraine at Post Office.
If it’s your first time to register for the text alert, you will need to fill out a registration form (these are also available at the Post Office) and pay €10 subscription.

Please come along and enjoy a cuppa and some home baking at Roundwood Parish Hall next Saturday morning 13th May, 10am till 12.30pm all in aid of The Martin Family Trust. There will be a cake sale and a raffle with many great prizes on the morning. For further information contact Val Halligan 086 107 0380 or Sue Gaskin at 087 675 7147.

Music in Calary
After a wonderful concert played by local musicians in Calary Church
on Easter Monday, our next event is at 8 pm on Thursday 11 May when John Feeley (guitar), David O’Doherty (violin) and Moya O’Grady (cello) will play pieces by Vivaldi, Paganini, Albeniz, Piazzola. Tickets are €18 and €15 for concessions. For further information or to book places on the seating list for this concert, please ring John at (01) 2818146 or email Those of you on facebook can now follow us at Music in Calary Church.

Table quiz in aid of school upgrade for Avondale Community College is taking place in Jacobs Well on the 12th of May, starting at 8pm. €40 for a table of four contact Sinead on 0879874556 to book a table. Great raffle prizes on the night and fun spot prizes..please come along and have a laugh while raising funds for your local secondary school.

Save Water
One of the categories in the Tidy Towns competition is resource management & this year the Roundwood Tidy Towns group in association with Wicklow Co Council’s Local Agenda 21 are encouraging residents to install a water butt to conserve water. If you would like further information on this initiative, or assistance with buying or installing a water butt please call 086 8055040

Local Survey
If you haven’t done so already please complete the Roundwood & District Community Council’s local needs survey which can be accessed through this link . The results of the survey, where practical,  will help guide the work of the RDCC in the coming years. It is pretty short & will only take you a few minutes to complete. Thank you

Roundwood Whizzers Walking Group
Get Roundwood walking is still on the go on Wednesday evenings. The group are now leaving from the Coach House car park at 7pm & heading off towards the Vartry Reservoirs for an hours walk. All welcome to come along to walk at your own pace

Our next talk in the 2017 Series will take place on Tuesday, May 9th at 20.00 in the Roundwood Parish Hall.  The talk is entitled ‘The Fenians in Context’ and will be presented by Author and Historian, Liz Gillis.  Liz Gillis has a degree in Irish history and is the author of five books on the Irish Revolution.   Formerly a curatorial assistant with RTÉ, Liz has worked as a curator on numerous publications and has participated in many conferences and lectures on the subject of the Irish Revolution. Born in the Liberties in Dublin, Liz also conducts a walking tour of the Liberties, concentrating on the revolutionary history of the area. She is also co-organiser of the annual conference on the Burning of the Custom House in 1921.  The word ‘Fenian’ conjures up powerful images in Irish history; of dynamite plots, clandestine meetings of secret cells plotting revolution in Ireland from both sides of the Atlantic. Bishop Moriarty of Kerry famously declared that ‘hell was not hot enough’ for the Fenians.  As 2017 is the 150th anniversary of the Fenian Rising of 1867 this talk will be of great interest and we look forward to welcoming you on Tuesday 9th May.  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.

Diamond Bridge Club.
Annual Fundraising Bridge night for Roundwood Community Hall will be held on Monday 8th May in the Hall starting at 7.45pm, all standards welcome,  table money £10 per person, no partner required, raffle  and supper on night   Results for  Monday  24th April are North/South 1st Rory Egan and Gaye McGettigan, 2nd Catherine McGillycuddy and Nancy O Brien, 3rd Monica Brady and Phil Power and 4th Margaret Byrne and Kay Plunkett.   1st place for East/West were Gertie Fee and Brid Clancy, 2nd Pamela Byrne and Maura Gaskin, 3rd Clare Sally and Mary Pierce and 4th John Loscher and Ann Kennedy

   002 Bridge Club.
Results for Friday  28th April were North/South 1st Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien, 2nd June Digby and Monica Brady, 3rd Catherine McGillycuddy and Nancy O Brien.    1st for East/West were Seamus Kennedy and John Loscher, 2nd Teresa Leahy and Marian Davies and 3rd Elizabeth Belton and Philomena Kenna.

Men’s Shed 
Pat Carr’s place in Knockraheen every Tuesday between 10 and 12 and new members are very welcome.  Recently some of our members attended a Cluster Meeting in Blessington where they listened and learned and shared with other SHEDS from around the county. This was a really worthwhile experience.
We are very proud of one of our members who ‘shed’ his beard at a recent charity event. The beard has been ‘preserved’ and is in safe keeping before a final decision is made as to its future use.
For further information re the ROUNDWOOD SHED feel free to call 086 8650588.

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