Roundwood Notes 26.06.2017

Avonmore Game Club will hold its 9th charity / fundraiser BBQ  on Sat 1st July   in Kavanaghs Vartry House @6.30pm.  This year again a donation will be made  to Roundwood Senior Citizens And Roundwood National School. Music on the beer garden with special guests+ from 9.30 till late The Roamin Cadillacs . Adults €15.00 kids € 5 .00 .  Hog Roast on a spit plus  BBQ .So for great music and craic come along your support will be much appreciated . For further info  0868569812 / 086 2572673

Fun Bingo will take place on in the Annamoe Centre on Sunday 16th July 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 28th July in Chester Beattys at 1.30.

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.

The Roundwood whizzers will have their last organised walk on Wednesday 28th of June leaving from the Coach House car park at 7pm. Well done to the great bunch of all ages who walked every week since last October. Thanks to Nollaig Cruise, Mary Dowling & all in Wicklow Local Sports Partnership who helped set up the group through the Roundwood & District Community Council. The group will be back in action in September, have a great summer & keep walking!

Roundwood is looking great thanks to all those who adopt a spot, litter pick, erect flower boxes, hanging baskets, cut grass, etc. throughout the area. A special thanks to the Tús participants who work away quietly in the village and on the Vartry Walks. The judging takes place in early July with the assessment starting from the approach roads of the village. Please make an extra effort in the coming weeks to pick up litter, pull kerbside weeds, etc. in and around your patch no matter where you live in the area. Your support is much appreciated

There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were;- 4, 10, 23 & 24.  There were four match three winners, Luke & Chloe, Majella McLaughlin, Miro Ludva & Leonone Earle.  Next weeks jackpot will be 11,200.

The next car boot sale in Roundwood parish hall is July 9th. Set up 10am starts at 12.00. Booking is essential, for queries or bookings call Ben on 0879627527

We listen and learn and support each other in the shed and please feel free to come along any Tuesday morning (10 – 12) to Pat Carr’s place at Mullinaveigue. You are sure of a very warm welcome. One of the shedders with a sewing machine has volunteered to carry out repairs for teenagers with torn jeans. But we now learn that the holes and tears are all the fashion. The more holes and tears, the more expensive they are. But if you have a working pair of trousers that needs a hem, then you know where to come.  Lead poisoning was the solution offered to protect the vegetables from some four legged  marauders. On further questioning we were told that the lead could be administered by a single barrel or a double barrel. So one of the shedders who lives close by is ready and armed to fire some warning shots. Hopefully a few warning shots will do the trick. We are all nature lovers at heart. For information feel free to call or text 086 8650588 or is the address if you feel like mailing

The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 14 July from 9.30 pm till 12.   Teas served, refreshments also available, door prizes.  Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing,  jive, etc.  Our August dance is on Friday 11th and our September dance will be held on the 8th September.

The next dance in Roundwood Parish Centre will be on Friday 21st July with dancing by John Flood.  All are welcome.

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.

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. 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

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

The 2017 Roundwood Street Festival is coming our way again soon and will take place from Wednesday, 2nd August to Sunday 6th August with plenty of activities of interest for young and old alike.  An outline of the festival programme and more details are available on  As all the plans fall into place updates will be posted on the website, facebook page and in the notice board in Roundwood village at Centra.

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