Roundwood Notes 26.07.2017


The 2017 Roundwood Festival will take place from Wednesday, 2nd August to Sunday 6th August with plenty of activities of interest for young and old alike.  Copies of the Festival programme are available at the Parish Hall, Terry Kavanagh’s Butchers and in the noticeboard at Centra.   The programme is also available on the website and facebook pages.

The Active Retirement bingo will be taking a break until October & the committee would like to thank Terry Kavanagh for his kind donation of vegetables throughout the year and they would like to pass on their condolences on the death of his mother, Betty. May she rest in peace.

As part of Roundwood Festival 2017 a concert will take place in St Laurence O’Toole Church on Friday, 4th August at7:30pm featuring Classic Harmony (from Ashford) Joe McKenna & Friends, Gráinne Medlycott, and Bryony & Ciara Conalty.  The Roundwood & District Historical Society will present a brief history of the church.  Tickets are now on sale in Terry Kavanagh’s Butchers, Post Office and Parish Office (at Parish Hall).  Adult tickets will be €10 with free entry to children (children must be accompanied). Please join us for a unique event in a wonderful location. Light refreshments will be provided after the concert in Roundwood Parish Hall.

A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 28th July in Chester Beattys at 1.30.

Progressive 45 Card Game Sunday 30th July 7.30pm in Roundwood Parish Hall. Excellent cash prizes with refreshments at the interval

We welcome Duo Chagall (Arun Rao, cello and Gillian Williams, violin) together with Lance Coburn, piano, to Calary Church at 8 pm on Friday 4th August. They will perform Schumann’s Piano trio in G Minor, Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello and Brahms’ Piano Trio in B . The next concert in Calary takes place at 8 pm on Friday Aug 11th when The Watterton Piano Trio, which consists of Simon Watterton, (piano), Anna Cashell, (violin) and Aoife Nic Athlaoich (cello), will perform Beethoven’s Archduke Trio and Caesar Franck’s Violin Sonata together with pieces by Debussy, Saint Saens and De Falla.  Tickets, which are €18 and €15 for concessions for each of these concerts, can be booked by ringing John at (01) 2818146 or emailing

Roundwood Men’s Shed: Our activities continue every Tuesday from 10 onwards and age, class, colour or creed will never be an issue regarding joining the group. ‘A healthy mind in a healthy body’ would be an apt motto for our SHED and the hundreds of other SHEDS throughout the country. Whatever about some of the aching ailing bodies, the storytelling, the problem solving and the near thousand years of life’s experience around the table certainly enriches the mind. Call 086 8650588 for any information at any time.

The annual Pattern Day Walk from Moneystown Community Centre to Lady’s Well Ballymanus Upper on Carrick Mountain will take place on Sunday 13th August, leaving Moneystown at 6 pm.  The route is five and a half miles in total (good walking shoes recommended and no dogs allowed!).  Suitable for older children accompanied by adults.  The route is along the road and then on Coillte roads.  Lady’s well is an ancient holy well that is marked on the Neville Maps of 1760 as an important site.  The well was rediscovered in 2013 and there has been a walk every year on or close to the original pattern day – August 15th.  There will be a short talk on the history and traditions of the holy wells and also relevant local history.  If you want to play music, read a poem or sing a song feel free to join in as singing, dancing etc were all part of the traditions of pattern days and visits to the well.  Refreshments after the walk in Moneystown Community Centre.  Any queries please contact Rosaleen at Facebook page:  Wicklow Wells

A 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 weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were:-. 6, 17, 24 & 29  There were two match three winners,. Noel Carey & Michael Doyle  Next weeks jackpot will be €12,400

The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Catherine Doyle; Top Gent: Ann Pierce & Richie Cullen (shared); Top Lady: Marie Magee; Second Lady: Mary Murphy; First Half: Shay Brady; Second Half: Patricia Byrne; Longest Sitting: Margaret Kennedy & Lowest Score: ann Wolohan.  Raffle prizes were won by: Jimmy Molloy, Patricia Byrne, Maura McHugh, Mary Pierce & Paddy Halligan.  The next whist will be on Wednesday the 2nd August in the Parish Centre.

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 18th August with dancing by Tony Davitt.  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.

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.

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 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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