Roundwood Notes 09.10.2017


A Diamond Bridge Fundraiser for An Tochar Strictly for Maria Magee will be held in Roundwood Community Hall  on Sunday 15th October starting at 7pm, entry £10 including Raffle, no partner or dancing shoes required.


Our Annual Mass of Remembrance – Service of Light will be on Saturday 4th November at 6.00pm.  This Mass is for Parishioners who died between 15th September 2016 and 14th September 2017 and whose funerals took place from either Roundwood or Moneystown Church


There will be a pilgrimage to Lourdes from Roundwood in September, 2018.  Names and €200 deposit before 15thJanuary, 2018 to Susan at 087 6273032.  A pilgrimage to Knock will be on Divine Mercy Sunday 8th April, 2018.  More on both pilgrimages at a later date.


Please note that the bus for Mayo music week will leave Roundwood Parish Hall on Sunday 22nd October 107 at 9a.m.


Handball training for primary school children will resume on Thursday 12th October 2017 in Annamoe community centre at 6.45pm-7.45pm for children aged 8-12 years. For further information call in on the evening or contact Oliver Donelon on 087 9040535 or Andrew Muldowney on 087 0510104


In conjunction with Uniquemedia Roundwood Active Retirement presents “Politics in Ireland”on the 13th October 2017 in Roundwood Parish Hall at7:30pm.  All Adults and young teenagers especially welcome.  The Facilitator on the night will be Gay Mitchell, (former Lord Mayor of Dublin and Government Minister)  This once off event is funded by The Older Persons’ Fund at The Community Foundation.  This is an intergenerational civic initiative lead by the Roundwood Active Retirement Group linking in with the younger generation to understand how the Political System works, to learn how to influence it and have our needs addressed. We want to develop our own capacity to effect change in issues that directly affect us. And we want to promote greater civic participation by the younger generation in our area. As grandparents we see that more could be done to encourage younger people to become more politically aware..


After a short break the annual SALE OF WORK is back again this year in Aras An Tochar on December 3rd from 12 – 4pm. All donations for the various stalls will be gratefully accepted and can be left with Maureen in the Parish Office between 9.30 and 1pm. The next meeting for the Sale of Work is on this Saturday 14th October after the 6pm Mass. All welcome


A family fun Halloween Candle light walk will take place on Sunday 29th October at 5.30pm.  Registration and Start from  Roundwood AFC Clubhouse.  Refreshments available, fancy dress essential,  €10 per family.  This promises to be a fun event so do come along


The Roundwood Historical Society’s next talk in the 2017 Series will take place on Tuesday, October 17th at 20.00pm in the Vartry House (Kavanagh’s) and will be given by Michael Fitzpatrick. The title of the talk is “The Kynochs Lecture: the story of the munitions factory in Arklow”. 2017 is the centenary anniversary of the explosion which took place on 21st September 1917 at the Kynochs munitions plant in Arklow. For over twenty three years Arklow was home to one of the largest munitions manufacturing facilities in the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland. It was an important and strategic manufacturer of munitions during the Boer War and subsequently during World War 1. Michael is the station mechanic at Arklow Lifeboat station, and secretary of the Arklow Maritime Museum.  He has always had a keen interest in history both local and national. The Kynoch factory in Arklow is a subject dear to his heart.  For well over forty years now Michael has been compiling a data base of information about the workings of the Kynoch factory,  its produce,  the manufacturing techniques used, its employees and its effect on Arklow and the surrounding area. Michael was involved in the planning and layout of the information boards placed along the Kynoch walk by Arklow and District Chamber. He was also delighted to share some of his pictures and knowledge for the Remembering Kynoch’s Centenary concert hosted by Arklow Music and Arts group to mark the 100th anniversary of the Kynoch explosion.  We look forward to welcoming you on Tuesday 17th October for what promises to be a very interesting talk on the story of the Kynochs Munitions Factory.  Members and non-members are welcome to attend. The entrance fee for members is€3 and for non-members is €5 – payable at the door.


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


A date for your diary! – Roundwood Golf Society – Annual Table Quiz Night In aid of Roundwood Senior Citizens Christmas Party will take place in Kavanagh’s Vartry House on Friday 27th October  at 8.30 p.m.  Your support will be appreciated.  Items required for Spot Prizes/Raffle Prizes.  All donations will be gratefully accepted.


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


There was no winner of this week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 7, 12, 29 & 30.  There were four match three winners. Tina Kavanagh, Lucy Family, Declan Walsh & Anne Connolly Next week’s jackpot will be €15,700


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



The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 13th October from 9.30pm till 12.  Teas served, refreshments also available,  door prizes.  Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing,  jive, etc


Strictly An Tóchar – Saturday 21st October.  Tickets go on sale 1st October.  Tickets are €25 and available from Roundwood Post Office, Liz Byrne 087 6736066 and Phil Power 087 6468060.Lots of interest in tickets, so don’t delay.  It’s going to be a fantastic night!!  .


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


Men’s Shed: Just to remind you again, our SHED is located at Pat Carr’s place in Knockraheen and the members come together every Tuesday from 10 a.m. onwards. Behind every good man is a good woman so we ask you very special women out there to encourage the man or men in your life to go along to the SHED in Knockraheen. Transport will be arranged if this is a problem. We take this opportunity to say a very special thanks to the very helpful young ladies from the Roundwood and District Community Council (RDCC) who helped us in the filling out of the application forms and the successful securing of financial funding for the SHED in recent times. For further information feel free to call 086 8650588at any time.


The next whist will be on Wednesday the 11th October in the Parish Centre.


The next dance at Roundwood Parish Hall takes place on Friday 27th October with music by John Flood, Refreshments available on the night. Music by the.  All 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.


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


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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