Roundwood Notes 09.05.2017

A coffee morning in aid of The Martin Family Trust will take place in The Roundwood Parish Hall next Saturday morning 13th May, 10am till 12.30pm.  Please come along and enjoy a cuppa and some home baking  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.

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 on the same night as our History evening   The Annamoe Tennis Court is available on hourly basics If you would like to book to play  Please contact Christine on 086 8057431

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

Fun Bingo will take place on in the Annamoe Centre on Sunday 14th May 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 26th May in The Glendalough Hotel at 1.30.  Please contact May on 0404 – 45178 or Molly on 0404 45407 to confirm attendance.

Now with the longer evenings the Wednesday evenings walks can take to the countryside! The walks will leave from the Coach House car park on Wednesdays at 7pm to take in some of the great walks around the Vartry Reservoirs. Do come along & bring a friend.

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 money to be paid before 1st August, 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

The next dance in Roundwood Community Centre is on Friday 19th May from 9pm– 12 midnight with music by The Wicklow Man. All are welcome

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

Progressive 45 card game on Sunday 14th May at 7.30pm sharp in the Roundwood Parish Hall, Excellent prize money with refreshments at the break. In aid of The Under 17 An Tochar GAA Team.

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.

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

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.  Paper copies of the survey are available in the parish hall under the bookshelf – off car-park entrance to hall.  A link to an online copy of the survey is available from the homepage of (under page entitled ‘Community Survey 2017’).  There is also a link to the survey from the facebook page.  The survey will be open until the end of May.

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.

Winners for North/South on May Bank Holiday Monday were Nancy O Brien and Brid Clancy, 2nd Clare Sally and Triona Woodroofe, 3rd Catherine McGillycuddy and Gertie Fee.   Taking 1st place for East /West were Kay Plunkett and Mary Pierce, 2nd Marian Davies and Teresa Leahy land 3rd Bridie Nolan and John Loscher.   Members please note presentation of End Season prizes will be on Monday 15th May.

Monica Brady and June Digby took 1st place for North /South on Friday 5th May, 2nd Catherine McGillycuddy and Nancy O Brien, 3rd place went to Gertie Fee and Seamus Kennedy.   East/West winners were Bridie Nolan and Maura Gaskin, 2nd Paddy O Brien and Jim Mcnamara  and 3rd Rowena Brady and Judy Skates.  End of Season  presentation of prizes will take place this Friday morning 12th May.  Triona,   Gaye and all the members would like to wish our esteemed member Noeleen Redmond a  speedy recovery from her unfortunate accident last week

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.

There was no jackpot winner in last weeks lotto draw.  The numbers drawn were. 3, 11, 23 & 29. There were two match three winners, Peter Savage & Bgt Timmons. Next week’s jackpot will be €14,800

Many thanks to all who supported our Club fundraiser on behalf of the Martin Family Trust. The amount raised was €3407.97  The An Tóchar Fitness Centre was officially open on on Friday 5th May by Andrew Doyle TD.  The gym manager, Alex Grey, PSquared Performance, is on hand to guide you through your fitness programme.  Call up or ring Alex to join any of the classes or to discuss personal training. LAST CALL for registration Fees. Please make sure you or your child/children are registered. Unregistered children/adults cannot train or play with the Club. Schedule of fees below. Also, if you or your child are playing for An Tóchar our Club gear MUST be worn. Contact Rowena on 086 085 3408 or Aideen on 087 94 8560 if you need to order anything.  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.  All donations will be gratefully received. GAA Cul Camps – the An Tochar Cul Camp will run from July 10th – 14th.  Further information/booking available on

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 10th May in the Parish Centre.

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.

Roundwood Home Producers Market is open every Sunday from 12 noon until 5 pm in The Parish Centre. 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

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