Monthly Archives: June 2017

Roundwood Notes ~ 12th of June 2017


As part of the Pure Mile initiative the residents have organised a walk with Wendy Nairn of Natural Environmental Consultant in the Baltynanima area exploring the wonderful flora in our hedgerows on Monday 19th June at 7pm. Please meet on the Lough Dan Road at the junction of the Wicklow Way with Lake Park. All welcome


A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 23rd June in The Roundwood Inn at 1.30.  To book yourself in please ring Betty Cullen on 2818703. All deposits for our trip to Kilkenny in September should be paid on this day.


Progressive 45 Card Game in Roundwood Parish Hall 18th June at 7.30pm in aid of St Vincent de Paul. Excellent Cash Prizes with Refreshments and Raffle at the interval.


There was a rosary beads found on the Knock Bus on the 23rd April.  To collect please contact Susan on 087 6273032


There will be a one day trip to Kilbeggan distillery and St. Mel’s Cathedral & shopping in Athlone on the 29th July which includes, scones, tea and dinner.  The bus will pick up in Roundwood at Parish Hall at 9a.m.  Total cost €70 per person.  All monies must be in before 1st July.  To book please contact Susan on 087 6273032.  another day trip to Johnston Castle and Wexford town will take place on the 26th August which includes scones, tea and dinner.  Leaving Roundwood Parish Hall at 9a.m.  Cost is €70 per person.  All monies to be in before 1st August.  For further information please contact Susan on 087 6273032.


There was no jackpot winner in last week draw. The numbers drawn were   3, 6 20 & 24.  There were eight match three winners,  George Power, AK, Maura Nugent, Grace & Sara, D&J Murphy, Sean Lally, James J O’Brien & T Chadwick    Next weeks jackpot will be €10,600.


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.


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


We were delighted to welcome Edward Humphrey recently. Edward is the coordinator for the sheds in the county and we found his visit to be really worthwhile. One of the members brought along his lady friend and she also received a very warm welcome. Poppy is a black labrador – no racism in our shed! Hopefully she will be back to visit us again soon. She hopped into her owners vehicle before departing and her owner commented that all his lady friends are well trained.   We are planning to have an open evening soon to see our shed within a shed. Adding up all our ages we can truthfully say that we have over 1000 years experience. So you will never be stuck for an answer. All will be assured of a warm welcome. If it’s a fine evening, you may even be invited to do a bit of weeding in the vegetable garden, which is getting greener by the day. Tuesdays from 10 to 12 are the official shed hours at the moment.  We are improving our kitchen facilities so if anyone out there has unwanted wall or floor units we will be delighted to take them off your hands and give them a good home.  Call 086 8650588 for any further information.


The next concert in our 2017 series is on Sunday 25th June when the Delmaine String Quartet together with Michael James Ford, Gary Jermyn and Susannah De Wrixon will present   ‘The Waterloo Concert’ with music, song, poetry and prose reflecting the great battle. It will incorporate works by Shostakovich, Beethoven and Schubert alongside pieces composed by the Duke’s own father, Garret Wellesley, who was the first professor of music at Trinity College.  As this concert is being held to raise much needed funds to support Sister Mary Killeen’s work for street children in the slums of Nairobi, there is the option of a supper in the Church Room before the concert starts. The supper will begin at 6 pm sharp and the concert will start at 8 pm. Tickets for the supper and concert are €40 while those for the concert on its own are €18 and €15 for concessions. To book tickets, please ring John at (01) 2818146 or email


Moneystown Barn Dance and BBQ in aid of Moneystown Community Centre will take place on Saturday 29th July in the community centre starting at 8.30 pm.  Music by the Three Bobs 10 to 12 and The Roamin Cadillacs, 12 to 2 and Disco afterwards.  Food served until 11.30pm.  Fully licensed.   Admission €20.  For further information contact 086 1504221.  Looking forward to seeing you all at what promises to be a great night.



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


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.



The monthly Roundwood dance will take place in the parish hall, Roundwood on Friday 16th June with music by Jimmy Hogan. All are welcome to a great night of dancing.


Best wishes to all our players who are sitting Exams at the moment.  Go n-eiri libh.   School Sports – please note the sports day scheduled for Friday 16th has been cancelled. Alex Grey, PSquared Performance, is on hand to guide you through your fitness programme in the An Tóchar Fitness Centre.  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.  The camps fill up quickly so get your place/places booked.  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


The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Tom McHugh; Top Gent: Jimmy Molloy; Second Gent: Martin Byrne; Top Lady: Mary Murphy; Second Lady: May Kenna; First Half: Maura McHugh; Second Half: Mary Cullen; Longest Sitting: Pat Fisher & Lowest Score: Lucy Molloy.  Raffle prizes were won by Martin Byrne, Kitty Kennedy, Pat Fisher & Monica Brady.  Next whist will be on tonight Wednesday 21st June 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 with Michael & Brian. 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

Roundwood Community Street Feast

street feast 2017

Come along & join in the fun at Roundwood’s first ever Street Feast. Street Feast is a simple but brilliant concept devised by Newtownmountkennedy native, Sam Bishop. It’s one day in the year where communities across Ireland host a bite to eat “al fresco” in their streets, local parks or front gardens. So come along to the Green at Vartry Heights in Roundwood on Sunday 11th of June from 2pm with your picnic basket, blanket, etc. or treat yourself to a delicious burger from the BBQ. Fun activities are planned for the younger ones! As the residents of Vartry Heights & Ashwood estates are the gracious hosts this year, all proceeds from the BBQ & donations will go towards the upkeep of the estates. Why not meet your friends there! All members of the community most welcome

Pure Mile Walks


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 (look out for the poster & balloons). The walk will follow the Wicklow Way then veer off to take in some fantastic views of Lough Dan and Luggala valleys. If it’s a fine day bring the kids and a picnic. All welcome. Limited parking available

Plant Walk

Wendy Nairn Natural Environmental Consultant will lead a walk in the Baltynanima area exploring what is growing on our hedgerows on Monday 19th June at 7pm, meeting at the Wicklow way junction at Lake Park on the Lough Dan Road (look out for the poster & balloons). All welcome

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