Roundwood Notes 03.07.2017

Tug of War, National Championships, Ballinastoe Tug of War Club are hosting The National Tug of War Championship on Sunday 9th July @ An Tochar GAA Grounds.  Weight categories on the day to include mens 680kg & 600kg, open ladies and youths competitions.  The first pull to start @ 12 noon.  Refreshments, teas & coffees available on the day.  Come along to see Ireland’s best Tug of War Clubs compete against one another & support Co. Wicklow’s very own Tug of War team Ballinastoe!

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.

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 has been some changes to the day trip and the date has been changed to Friday 28th July as it is not possible to visit St. Mel’s Cathedral on a Saturday.  The bus will pick up in Roundwood at Parish Hall at 9a.m & travel to the Greville Arms, Mullingar for tea and scones  We will visit Tullamore Distillery for some whiskey tasting & visit St. Mel’s Cathedral  There will be free time in Mullingar for shoping.  Our evening meal will be in The Greville Arms with after dinner entertainment until 10.15pm & then home.  Total cost €70 per person.  Names a.s.a.p t 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 Walking Group have finished their activities for the summer. 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!

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

There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were:- 2, 22, 23 & 30.  There was one match three winner, Mairéad Redden.  Next weeks jackpot will be €11,500

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.

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.  One of our mature shedders has decided to put up for sale all his encyclopedia, books of knowledge on a wide range of topics and all his dictionaries and donate the proceeds to the SHED. He has no need for them anymore, he said, and by way of explanation he remarked that his wife of nearly 50 years knew everything.  But back to our garden. The vegetables are jumping out of the ground and it won’t be long before we will be able to supply a head of cabbage or a head of lettuce or a bucket of spuds to every house in the locality. So watch this space.  For information feel free to call or text 086 8650588 or is the address if you feel like mailing.

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

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


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