Roundwood Notes 14.07.2017

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 copies of the programme will be available inside the Parish Hall (inside entrance at car park).

Roundwood Men’s Shed
Again, a warm invitation is extended to all from near and far to join us in the shed at Pat Carr’s place in Knockraheen from 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. Now with the extra work involved in the garden some of the shedders head out to the garden again after the ‘elevenses’. With the chat and guff and banter and supportive listening, the break can last for the best part of an hour. To see the vegetables jumping out of the ground is worth a visit alone and you won’t be stuck for a head of lettuce or a head of cabbage.

Beer or gambling would not be associated with a men’s shed so it came as a surprise when one of the mature members proposed that we have a ‘beer garden’. But we soon learned that it was containers with beer for the slugs he had in mind. Yes, slugs love beer, and they die happy drinking it. So if you have a problem with slugs in your garden come along to the SHED and find out more. We will be able to supply you with a suitable container, but the beer will not be supplied.

Tel: 086 8650588 or for further information

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.

Wicklow Proms and Music in Calary will present “SONGS OF LIFE, LIGHT & LIBERTY” at 8 pm on Thursday 20 July in Calary Church. This concert consists of songs from The Jeanette MacDonald songbook and Music from the Movies. The pieces will be sung by Sandra Oman (soprano), accompanied by Andrew Synnott (piano), Una O’Kane (violin) and Paula Hughes (cello) and tickets, which are €25, can be booked from John at (01) 2818146 or from

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 1stAugust.  For further information please contact Susan on 087 6273032.

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 results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Pat Fisher; Top Gent: Jimmy Molloy & Tiny Shortt (shared); Top Lady: Ann Wolohan; Second Lady: Mary Cullen; First Half: Mary Murphy; Second Half: Maura McHugh; Lowest Score: May Kenna & Longest Sitting: Richie Cullen.  Raffle prizes were won by: Monica Brady, May Kenna, Patricia Byrne & Ann Pierce. The next whist will be on Wednesday the 19th July in the Parish Centre.

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 until11.30pm.  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 next Sunday 23rd July.  Please note the 11.30 am Mass will be Celebrated in Roundwood Cemetery NOT in the Church.  This Mass will be offered for all interred in the Cemetery and will include a Blessing of the Graves   (People are welcome to bring their own folding/portable chairs).

The stewards earnestly appeal to the good nature of all those attending the ceremony and request them NOT TO PARK any vehicles on the Oldtown Road between Vartry House and the Cemetery.  All those who are able to park in the village and walk up are asked to do so, in order to allow room for the less able-bodied Parishioners to be driven to the Cemetery

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. 

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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