21.08.2017 Roundwood Notes

The Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 8th September in The Parkview Hotel, Newtown at 1.30pm.

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

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..

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!  Audrey’s Strictly Premier League 2017-2018 Last Man Standing Competition. As part of her Strictly Fundraisier for An Tochar Audrey Byrne is running a Last Man Standing Competition on the Premier Football league. The competition starts in 4 days so don’t miss out on your chance to enter.  (late entries are not possible) go to  www.klubfunder.com,  search for An Tochar and click on the link to Audreys Strictly fundraiser.  Join this League, register, pay your 10 euro and pick your first team. Mayweather VS Mcgregor Night .   Hosted by Mark Keenan and Stephen Connor  as part of their  An Tóchar GAA “Strictly” fundraising campaign – only 4 days to go and tickets are moving fast so be sure to get a ticket from either Mark or Stephen or pop into Paddy Fanning’s and pick yours up.

Denis Healy’s Strictly for An Tóchar Fundraising campaign kicks off with a Fun Table Quiz on Friday the 8th September in Kavanagh’s Pub, starting at 8.30 sharp. Spot prizes, finger food and overall Winners Prizes. Raffle on the night. This is sure to be great fun so come along and enjoy the craic.  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.

As part of Claire Byrnes Strictly fundraiser for An Tochar, there is a guided walk to Lugnaquilla  (Leinsters highest mountain) on Saturday 9th September meeting at An Tochar at 9.30am.  For more information please contact 087 6736066

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

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

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 dinner in the Hotel Da Aldeia, Albufeira and day excursions and a one 10kg bag.  A deposit of €200 must be paid before 1stNovember 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.

Roundwood Men’s Shed: Visitors and new members will always be welcome to join us in the shed any Tuesday from 10 onwards. If you do not have your own transport or if the family transport is not available, just let us know and we will be delighted to arrange transport to and from Knockraheen for you. We have been invited to visit Leinster House so please let us know if you would like to join us on this trip. You don’t have to be a regular at the shed to get a place on ‘the bus’. I could write about the improvements to our kitchen, the progress in the garden and our plans for next year, but why not come along and find out and see for yourself! Even though it has not been discussed or decided I guess that we will have to bake a cake or have a cake baked for us to celebrate the founding of the Roundwood Shed almost 12 months ago.

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: 1 ,5, 10 & 15-..  There were fifteen match three winners, S & G Cullen, Veronica roche, P & T Grant, A & M Kelly, T & E Gregory, Nick & Aideen, Evelyn &Tom, Richie Cullen, Brian Butler,  Sé Kenna, Rob & Jessie Scott, Pamela Warren, J & A Brady, Shane & C Brady. Next weeks jackpot will be €13,600


The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Catherine Doyle, Top Gent: Tiny Shortt, Second Gent: Mick Whelan, Top Lady: Monica Brady & Kitty Kennedy (shared), First Half: Anne Gaffney, Second Half: Martin Byrne, Lowest Score: Richie Cullen & Longest Sitting: Mary Murphy.  The raffle prizes were won by: Monica Brady, Marie Magee, Mary Pierce & Jimmy Molloy.  The next whist will be on Wednesday the 30th 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 21st September with dancing by The Wicklow Man.  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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