Roundwood Notes 01.11.2017

The Roundwood & District Folklore & Historical Society is pleased to announce that their 27th Journal will be launched on Saturday 11th November at 7pm in the Roundwood Parish Hall.  The journal will be launched by Eileen Patterson (Eibhlín Uí Pháidín). Eileen is a respected and well known teacher who for many years taught in St. Laurence O’Toole National School, Roundwood and was headmistress when she retired some years ago.  Eileen put many Roundwood children through their education and she is fondly remembered by all.  It is a nice coincidence that Eileen’s teaching career spanned 30 years and that our Society is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday 11th November 2017 to celebrate the publication of the 27th Journal and the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the society.  All are welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.
The Roundwood Parish Hall and Combined Pioneer Dance will be held on Friday,  24th November with music by Jimmy Hogan. Refreshments on the night.  Anyone due either silver or gold pins please contact Sheila.BINGO
Fun Bingo will take place on in the Annamoe Centre on Sunday 12th November from 3pm.  Family members and friends are more than welcome to attend.  €5 per book and great raffle prizes.  Come along and enjoy

There will be a progressive 45 card game on Sunday 5th November in Roundwood Parish Hall at 7pm in aid of The Senior Citizens Christmas Party. All are welcome, excellent prize money with raffle & refreshments served at the break. Please note the earlier start of 7pm for wintertime

The Annual General Meeting of the Roundwood and District Athletic Club will take place on Thursday 23rd November in Aras anTochar at 8pm   Nomination papers are available to all registered members from the Secretary :email address.

The closing date for nominations and motions is the 18th November.  If you are free come along, we would be delighted to see new faces.

Diamond Bridge Club.
North/South results for Monday 23rd October were as follows Monica Brady and Brid Clancy took 1st place, 2nd went to Nancy O Brien and Bridie Nolan whilst Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien were 3rd.    1st for East/West were Judy Skates and Rowena Brady,   2nd Rachel Judd and Molly Byrne and 3rd  Margaret Byrne and Clare Sally.

002 Bridge Club.
Friday 27th Otober saw Nancy O Brien and Liz Belton take 1st position for North/South, 2nd June Digby and |Monica Brady and joint 3rd/4th were Rachel Judd, Molly Byrne and Seamus Kennedy and Jim McNamara.,    1st place for East/West went to Ger Lenihan and Paddy OBrien,  2nd Bridie Nolan and Maura Gaskin and 3rd Teresa Leahy and Marian Davis

Youth Club
A meeting on establishing a youth club for the Roundwood area will take place on Tuesday 14th of November at 7.00pm in Roundwood Parish Hall. A representative from Foroige will be present to outline the options available through their organisation. Parents, adult volunteers and especially young people from 6th class and up are encouraged to attend to highlight what they would like to see happening for the youth of the district. All welcome.

A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 10th November in Lynhams at 1.30.

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 Roundwoodin September, 2018.  Names and €200 deposit before 15th January, 2018 to Susan at 087 6273032.  A pilgrimage to Knock will be on Divine Mercy Sunday 8thApril, 2018.  More on both pilgrimages at a later date.

Handball training for primary school children resumed 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

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.

Adult ceili dancing classes are held every Wednesday night in the parish hall from 8 to 9pm. Learn to solo dance and also group dances under the tuition of Aoife, Cian and Eimear and have great fun learning.

Tuesday morning badminton is back in full swing from 9.30am – beginners always welcome. Some rackets are available

Rebecca Delamere will be running Maths classes for Secondary School students in Roundwood Parish Hall.  Classes will be available for 1st to 6thyear 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

Roundwood Parish Hall will hold a Christmas Car Boot Bazaar on Sunday 12th November from 12 noon to 4pm.  Pick up some great bargains before the Christmas rush.  For further details or to book please contact Ben on 087 9627527

Roundwood & District Community Council (RDCC) AGM will take place on Monday 13th November 2017 at 8:00pm in Parish Hall, Roundwood.  As with all RDCC meetings, attendance is open to all people and we would welcome your attendance at the meeting

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

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

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 and District Men’s Shed: By the time you read this we may have gone fishing. We have been kindly invited by Brian Nally for a  tuition session in fly fishing at his fish farm in Annamoe. So with the help of the long range weather forecasters we are planning to go fishing on a dry day so we don’t get as wet as the fish in the water. Our usual activities of gardening, woodworking, repairing, storytelling and tae drinking continue on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. onwards.



The results of the whist is as follows:-  Top Score: Tom McHugh; Top Gent: Tiny Shortt; Second Gent: Martin Byrne; Top Lady: Anne Wolohan; Second Lady: Molly Byrne; First Half: Maura McHugh; Second Half: Mary Murphy; Longest Sitting: Pat Fisher & Lowest Score: Jimmy Molloy. Raffle prizes were won by: Martin Byrne, Jimmy Molloy, Marie Magee & Mary Murphy.  The next whist will be on Wednesday the 8th November  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.

Set dancing continues on Thursday nights in KAVANAGH’s lounge with an addition of giving jive lessons at 8.15pm before our weekly session at no additional cost. Music this month by Michael and Brian.

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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