Roundwood Notes 22.05.217

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.

The Annamoe Greystones & Tinahely Get vocal groups are coming together for a concert in Tinakilly House on Sunday 28th May at 3pm.  All are welcome to come along for a lovely evenings entertainment.

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

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 walk to the deserted village and the Kidrocks as part of the Pure Mile project will take place at 11am on Sunday 11th of June meeting at the Wicklow Way junction at Lake Park. The walk will follow the Wicklow Way then veer off to take in some fantastic views of Lough Dan and Luggala valleys. If its a fine day bring the kids and a picnic. All welcome.

Jenny’s pre school open day will take place on June 6th from 1pm – 2pm.  Looking  forward to seeing you all on the day

Roundwood Parish Cemetery Sunday/Pattern Sunday – will take place on Sunday 23rd July.  Please note the 11.30 am Mass will be Celebrated in Roundwood Cemetery.  This Mass will be offered for all interred in the Cemetery and will include a Blessing of the Graves

The next date for Baptisms is Sunday July 30th.  Please note – one months’ notice must be given to the Parish Office (01 2818384).   A copy of your child’s Birth Certificate is required and must be submitted to the Parish Office at least two weeks in advance of the Baptism date.

Parishioners Contributions 2016 Acknowledgement letters/receipts are available in the Parish Office if you require one.  Please contact Maureen if you wish to collect yours or to have it sent by email.

Pioneer Annual Social will be held in the Parish Hall on Friday, 16th June with music by Tony Devitt starting at 9pm.  All are welcome to attend for a good night of dancing and socialising.  If anyone is eligible for their gold or silver pins and they would like to be presented with them on the night, can they please contact Sheila or any Committee member as soon as possible to order same

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.

Friday 12th May was end of season Prize Giving morning and saw Paddy O Brien take the coveted 1st place, 2nd Monica Brady, 3rd Gertie Fee, 4th Marian Davies and sharing 5th/6th Margaret Bolger and Noeleen Redmond. Gaye and Triona thanked all members for another great season of bridge and for the wonderful gifts that were presented to them from the members of both clubs.  We would like to wish all hopefully a sunny summer and see you all again on the 8th of September for another wonderful year of bridge.

Monday 15th May was prize giving  night once again and Paddy O’Brien nearly made it a double but was just pipped at the post by overall winner Brid Clancy, Phil Power took 3rd place just behind Paddy 4th went to Monica Brady and Teresa Leahy was 5th.   We would like take this opportunity to thank everyone visitors and members alike for their support of our Benefit night on Monday 8th.  A total of £1000.00 was raised on the night and North/South winners were Rowena Brady and Maria Magee, 2nd Linda Saunders and Phil Fox, 3rd Dorothy Johnson and Brigid Timmons.   Victors for East/West were Catherine McGillycuddy and Briid ad Clancy, 2nd Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien and 3rd Judy Skates and Rory Egan.  Congratulations also to Paddy and Ger and Jackie Deveraux and Marie-Therese O Sullivan who bid and made a Grand Slam on the night.   Gaye and Triona thanked all for a very successful bridge season and look forward to welcoming all back hopefully after a sizzling summer on the 4th September for the 2017/18 bridge season.

The SHED has been a hive of activity recently and maximum use was made of the dry spell to prepare the raised beds for planting. Our seaside readers may say that we are a bit slow off the mark but it must be remembered that we live on high ground. Our noble landlord has planted the spuds and it is somewhat ironic that following the recent visit of the English gentleman to the SHED, Pat saw fit to plant British Queens and King Edwards. It has been suggested that we mark out a ‘republican plot’ and plant a few Aran Banners.(For younger readers, these are varieties of spuds.)  Our young local Councillor is always on hand to help but he was happy to give credit to the ‘other crowd’ for the load of farmyard manure. You can use your own imagination here because the words used cannot be printed.  Again we extend a sincere invitation to come along to the SHED on Tuesdays between 10 and 12 but now that the gardening has commenced the SHED will be in operation on other days as well. For any information feel free to call 086 8650588 anytime.

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.

GAA Cul Camps – the An Tochar Cul Camp will run from July 10th – 14th.  Further information/booking available on

There was no jackpot winner in last weeks lotto draw.  The numbers drawn were 6, 21, 24 &29. There was one match three winner, Mark Massey. Next week’s jackpot will be €15,400

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 24th 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 the O’Kane Family. 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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