16.08.2017 Roundwood Notes

Winners of 2017 Roundwood Festival Raffle
Prizes can be collected from Terry Kavanagh’s Butcher’s Roundwood.  William Doyle- 2 nights B&B and 1 evening meal Great Southern Hotel, Sligo; Evan Cullen – €175 voucher for The Wicklow Heather;  Geoff Seymour – €150 voucher for Prices Garage; David Farrar – €100 voucher for Centra; Bill Murphy – Meal for 2 and a bottle of wine in The Glendalough Hotel; Richie Pierce – Meal for 2 in The Glenview Hotel; Christine Collary – Meal for 2 in The Grange Kitchen; Anna Loufe ? – €50 voucher for Terry Kavanagh Meats, Roundwood; Evie Lowe – Voucher worth €150 for Special Ops, Roundwood; June Bowman  – €50 voucher for Sugar Mountain Café; Michael Kenna  – Sunday lunch for 2 in The Glenview Hotel; Alan Jenkinson  – Oriflame Hamper donated by local agent, Breda Synott; Jane Creddon – €60 voucher for Stagebratz Starz Academy; Grace Ryan  – Mountain Breeze Beauty Salon, – voucher for Shellac nails and full body tan; Bridie Lowe  – Voucher for 1 term with The McGrath Flood School of Irish Dancing; Maura Radburn – €50 voucher for JJ Jewellers, Wicklow Town; Declan Sillery  – Roundwood Veterinary Practice 1 voucher for cat/dog vaccination and health check; Donal & Evelyn c/o Anne Marah  – Voucher worth €150 for Special Ops, Roundwood; Sinead Byrne (Raheen) – Photograph donated by local photographer, Darren Flynn; Derek O’Brien –  Adrianos Take Away Roundwood – Voucher for 1 pizza meal deal; Amy McCormack – Djouce Golf Club, Ballinastoe – Round of Golf for 4; Connie Byrne – Village Take Away Roundwood – Voucher worth €15; D. Mulvey – Wok-U-Like Chinese Take Away Roundwood – Voucher – Set meal for 2; Suzy Quirke –  Ashley’s Barber Shop Roundwood – voucher for 1 gents haircut with hair products; Mary Mooney – Adrianos Take Away Roundwood – voucher for 1 pizza meal deal; Lucas Ferguson – Voucher for wash, cut and blowdry – HD Hair Design, RoundwoodNEW MASS TIMES
Parish of St. Laurence O’Toole – Week-end change of Mass times.  Starting  on Saturday 2nd September Mass times will be as follows – Roundwood : 6 pm,  Laragh: 7 pm and Rathdrum: 8 pm and from Sunday 3rd  September Mass times will be as follows – Laragh: 10.30 am, Clara Vale: 9.00 am, Greenane: 10.15 am, Rathdrum:11.30 am,  Moneystown: 10am & Roundwood 11.30

Strictly Sugarloaf! If you have been looking for an excuse to climb Sugarloaf….here it is! As part of her “Strictly” fundraising for An Tóchar GAA, Rita Leacy is organising a walk up Sugarloaf on Wednesday the 23rd of August at 7pm. €5 per person. Family rates apply. Car park will be supervised.
light refreshments for all afterwards. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

An Tochar GAA Strictly – Cycling event for Strictly – Jane Pierce is running a fundraiser for her Strictly Campaign – Saturday 26th August … 20 k / 10 k bike ride followed by BBQ at Raheen Farm (vegetarian options available) All abilities welcome. €10 euro per person. Meet at Raheen Farm at 10am …(parking available.) Please contact Jane on 085 8600710 if you would like to take part …so the chef knows you are coming!

An Tóchar GAA Clothes Bank: Our Clothes Bank has been emptied and is ready for re-filling. However, we are in danger of losing this clothes bank, and therefore the income it generates for the Club, as soiled and unsuitable items are being placed in it. Please note the list below of suitable and UNSUITABLE items. Thank you for your support. And as always, please like and share this post. We are looking for Clothes (incl School Uniforms), Shoes, Bed Sheets & Linen, Belts, Bags, Soft Toys. Please DO NOT deposit duvets,pillows,rugs, soiled clothes or rubbish

One of the main charities that benefits from the surplus money raised at Music in Calary events is Sister Mary Killeen’s work in the Mukuru slum in Nairobi. She is currently visiting her family in Ireland and hopes to attend the morning service in Calary Church at 9.30 am on Sunday 20 August. Anyone who would like to come and meet her would be most welcome at the service. If you can’t make it, please look at the Calary Church and Music in Calary facebook pages for photographs of the event

Our annual barbeque will take place at 1 pm on 26th August. Last year’s event was really successful and we expect it to be equally as good this year, so make sure to join us! You can sample the various activities that take place in the centre while you are enjoying the food. Tickets are available in advance from the committee or you can just come along on the day. Cost on the day is €10 euro per adult or €25 Euro for family of 2, 3, or 4  children under 12.  Contact Christine on 086 8057431 Or any member of the committee.  Bowls Play takes place from 8 pm on Tuesday nights. New members are welcome. Tennis The tennis court is available for hire – why not enjoy your birthday parties, etc. there? For further information please contact Christine on 086-8057431.  Family Fun Bingo Our next Bingo session takes place on the second Sunday in October. Put the date for this fun event in your diary now..

The Car boot sale at Roundwood Parish Hall takes place on the second Sunday of every month. Set up is at 10, begins at 12. Booking is essential, indoor stalls available. For queries or to book contact Ben on 087 962 7527

Roundwood AFC are having their AGM on Tuesday 22nd August in our clubhouse , vartry grounds @ 8pm. All motions and nominations to be sent to the Club Secretary – Ciaran Dunne, Djouce Meadow, Roundwood in writing prior to the AGM. All new members very welcome

Book a personal nature walk for yourself and your friends. You choose the theme, the date and the time (Monday to Friday in July and August subject to staff availability). Possible themes include birds, wildflowers, trees, mammals, butterfly and bug recording, geology and mining, responsible dog walking and a general nature walk (or you may have ideas of your own). The walks are suitable for adults and teenagers only and the maximum group size is 10 people. Please do not bring your dog, unless you are booked for ‘responsible dog walking’. Booking is essential; please phone 0404-45656 (Monday to Friday). These walks are free of charge but you may have to pay for car parking.

2018 TOUR
A 3 star Algarve Coast & Country trip will take place on the 27th February, 2018 for seven nights which will include visits to Silves, Lagos, Sagres & Faro.  The cost will be €429 per person sharing.  This will include breakfast and dinnerin the Hotel Da Aldeia, Albufeira and day excursions and a one 10kg bag.  A deposit of €200 must be paid before 1st November and all monies to be paid ten weeks prior to departure. For further information you can contact 087 7627032.

All monies for the country music weekend in Mayo from the 22nd – 27th October must be paid in full as soon as possible to 087 6273032

Nature Explorers is an outdoor programme organised by the Wicklow Mountains National Park Guides aimed at children aged 5 to 11 years. Each week the focus is on a different aspect of the natural world such as bugs, flowers, badgers and birds. The sessions continue every Wednesday until 23rd August (2 to 4 pm), starting from the Upper Lake car park. Most activities will take place off track, so please dress accordingly. No dogs are allowed. Note that an adult must stay with the children, and be prepared to help! Booking is essential and will be taken from 9 am one week prior to each session on 0404-45656 (Monday to Friday).This activity is free but you may have to pay for car parking.

This evening starts at 7.30pm on 17th August with a talk about bats at the Wicklow Mountains National Park Education Centre on the Miner’s Road in Glendalough. Please come early if you want to get a seat as this event can be very popular. At dusk (8.30 pm), the group will head over to the Information Office to watch the bats emerge from their roost before taking a stroll through the woods with bat detectors. Please bring a torch and insect repellent (the midges can be bad). Visitors of all ages are welcome to attend either event, or both. . This is a free event but you may have to pay for car parking. Booking is not required. For more information, please phone 0404-45425.

A bat walk will take place on Friday 18th of August on the Baltynanima Pure Mile. Please meet at the Wicklow Way junction on the Lough Dan Road at Lake Park at 8:30pm. Please bring a torch. All welcome

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.

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:-..  7, 14, 20 & 22. There were six match three winners, Anne Byrne, P & E Molloy, Chrisrine Price, Thomas Delamere, A Smith & Kathleen Martin.  Next weeks jackpot will be €13,300

The next whist will be on tonight Wednesday the 16th August in the Parish Centre.

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 Jimmy Hogan.  All are welcome.

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. https://www.facebook.com/psquaredperformance

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

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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