Roundwood Notes 19.09.2017


The last concert in this year’s Music in Calary series will be held in Calary Church at 8 pm on Friday 6th  October, when the wonderful classical guitarist Redmond O’Toole will play Bach’s Cello Suite No 1 (arranged for guitar) together with works by Mertz, Albeniz, Tedesco, Ian Wilson and Domeniconi. Tickets, which are €18 and €15 for concessions, can be booked by ringing John at (01) 2818146 or emailing



Learn traditional Irish music and dance with an award-winning Comhaltas branch (guitar, fiddle, flute, tin whistle and grúpa ceoil). Classes are held at 7 pm on Tuesday nights in St. Laurence O’Toole N.S., Roundwood – the first term is from September to January while the second term is from January to May. Performances, workshops and outings take place throughout the year. For more information, phone 086-8269964 or email


Sunday 24th September sees Anne-Marie Morriss (Nolan) kick starting her fundraising for An Tochar Strictly by holding a Bridge afternoon in Roundwood Community Centre starting at 3.30pm.  Entry €10 including raffle and Tea/Coffee. All grades welcome and no partner required.


There was no winner of this week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 5,11,20 & 30. There were eight match three winners. Tom Redden, Dean Vickers, Byrne’s, Eamonn Kavanagh, Robert Kennedy, Sheila Donelan, Martha Hill & Peter Windsor. Next week’s jackpot will be €14,800.


It is First Anniversary time for the SHED – how time flies! We plan to hold our very first Annual General Meeting in the Parish Hall in Roundwood on Tuesday 10th October at 8 p.m. The venue and time will hopefully suit the maximum number of our members and all of you readers who may be interested in the SHED. We continue to meet on Tuesdays at Pat Carr’s place in Knockraheen from 10 a.m. onwards. Please feel free to come along and join in the fun.


Parish of St. Laurence O’Toole – Week-end change of Mass times.  Started  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


Yoga classes will resume in Roundwood Parish Centre on Thursday 14th September 7.30P.M-9.00P.M.Classes will include Asana-Physical stretches (flexibility and strength), Pranayama-Breathing practices (energy flow) Yoga Nidra – Relaxation Meditation- Stillness Classes are open to all and cost euro 10 per class with a commitment of euro 50 due on first night.  Further information  Anne-Marie – 086 836 7578


Our Annual Mass of the Angels Remembrance will be on Saturday 7th  October at 6.00p.m in Roundwood Church.  This special Mass will be for the parents and families of babies who died before birth, at birth, or in infancy, and for those who died in early childhood, youth and young adulthood either in recent years or in the past. We extend a very warm welcome to all parents, families, relatives and friends who have suffered such a loss.


Rebecca Delamere will be running Maths classes for Secondary School students in Roundwood Parish Hall.  Classes will be available for 1st to 6th year students and are designed to focus on common areas that students struggle with.  Guaranteed small class sizes and places are limited.  For further information, please contact Rebecca on 0860650129 or


The Roundwood Whizzers Walking Group are back in action every Wednesday evening meeting at 7pm at the Coach House car park. Everyone welcome to walk at your own pace for approximately 1 hour in and around Roundwood village


Clothes Bank . Please note the list of suitable and UNSUITABLE items. Thank you for your support.   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


The current path development and tree care works are being carried out under the forest service neighbourwood grant scheme in conjunction with Vartry Waterworks and Roundwood and District Community Council. The tree care work is required to make some trees safe and to promote the developing understorey trees in the interest of long term woodland development.  Any queries to Paddy Purser (Forester) on 087 263 3766

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 1st November and all monies to be paid ten weeks prior to departure. For further information you can contact 087 6273032.


Results of Whist held on Wednesday September 13th. Top Score: Marie Magee, Top Gent: Martin Byrne, Second Gent: Lucy Molloy. Top Lady: Anne Wolohan, Second Lady: Kitty Kennedy. First Half: Mary Pierce, Second Half: Anne Pierce. Lowest Score; Mollie Byrne, Longest Sitting; Jimmy Molloy. Raffle: Richie Cullen, Anne Wolohan, Maura McHugh & Tom McHugh. The next whist will be on tonight Wednesday the 27th September in the Parish Centre.


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


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


John’s Strictly Music – as part of his fundraising campaign for Strictly for An Tóchar John McHugh is hosting an Evening of Music in Fannings Tochar House on Sunday September 24th from 6 – 9 pm.  Music by Roamin’ Cadillacs and Friends.  No Cover Charge, Pay to Get Out.!!! (Bucket collection and Raffle)

Brian Higgins‘ Strictly Supercar  – Brian is giving a lucky someone the opportunity to take a passenger ride in a Ferrari down the runway in Western Airport on Sunday 8th of October 14.00. The winner will also receive a luxury valet to the value of €100! To be in with a chance winning this fabulous prize get your tickets now! Tickets are €10 and can be bought from Brian 0879737305 or Nick Nolan 0868516254 Chairman of An Tóchar GAA. The winner must be available on the day and will be announced on Friday October the 6th.

Val & Karina’s Strictly for An Tóchar – Biodiversity Walk and Talk – Saturday 23rd September starting at 10 am.  Learn about the flora and fauna around our beautiful reservoir with a guided walk by Dr. Helen Sheridan, AgriEcologist from UCD and Paddy Purser, Forester.  Meeting Point – Reservoir Gate on the Newtown Road.  This is a family friendly event with fun for the kids guaranteed!  Adults €10, Children are free of charge.

Cindy’s Bag pack for An Tóchar – As part of her fundraising Cindy s  doing a bag pack in Tesco, Bray on Saturday 23rd September.  If anyone can help out for an hour or two it would be great, just text me on 0868305672.

Richie Cullen is kicking off his Strictly for An Tóchar campaign with an Irish Night/Set Dancing on Saturday 23rd September in Kavanaghs Lounge from 8.30 pm. €5 admission. Raffle on the night.

Fergal Mulligan’s Strictly for An Tochar fundraising tees off with an Open Day at Ballinastoe Golf Club 30th September4 Ball Scramble – €60 per team. Lots of Prizes and light refreshments on the day. Contact: Fergal Mulligan on 086 8591545 for tee time.  Tee times run from 8am to 10am and 2pm to 3pm

Joanne​’s Strictly Style- Joanne’s fundraiser  is a raffle to win a 5 hour Image Consultation to include the following:  2 hour wardrobe detox. Refresh you wardrobe clear out what you not wearing, see what you need to make your wardrobe work for you, show you how to dress to suit your shape. Plus, 3 hours personal shopping at a destination of your choice.  Raffle tickets are €10. Your entry can be giving directly to me 1 Djouce Meadows, or Lorraine in the post office has kindly offered to take them also, just place your €10 in an envelope with your name and telephone number on the outside.

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