Roundwood Notes 15.11.2017

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

There will be a progressive 45 card game on Sunday 26th 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

A cabaret in aid of the Senior Citizens Christmas party will take place in The Royal Hotel, Glendalough on Saturday 25th November, music by “Little Apples”.  All are welcome.

The pioneer dance will be on Friday 24 November in Roundwood Parish Centre with music by Jimmy Hogan. Anyone due either silver or gold pins please contact Sheila

Roundwood AFC are hosting a Christmas dinner dance on the Friday 24th November in the Parkview Hotel , NewtownmountKennedy at 7.30pm with a band and D.J and late bar & three course meal included at a price of €30.00 per person.  Tickets can be purchased from Roundwood post office or Shane 0874171521

There will be a pilgrimage to Lourdes from Roundwood in 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

Clare Sally and Maura Gaskin took 1st place for North/South on Monday  6th November, 2nd Nancy O Brien and Catherine McGillycuddy, 3rd Phil Power and Monica Brady and 4th Seamus Kennedy and Pauric Gleeson.  1st for East/West Teresa Leahy and Marian Davies, 2nd Catherine Halligan and Bridie Nolan, 3rd Rowena Brady and Maria Magee and 4th John Loscher and Margaret Byrne.

Friday 10th November saw Margaret Bolger and Noeleen Redmond take 1st place for North/South, 2nd Judy Skates and Maria Magee,  3rd Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd, and 4th June Digby and Maura Gaskin.   East/West victors were Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien joint 2nd/3rd Nancy O Brien, John Loscher,  Phil Kenna and Liz Belton and 4th Jim McNamara and Pauric Gleeson.

An Tochar GAA will hold their AGM November 26th 2017 at 6pm in Aras an Tochar.

The Garda Band will again play a concert in aid of the St. Vincent de Paul in Roundwood Church on Tuesday 28th of November.  Tickets €10.  Further details closer to the date

The parish Sale of Work will take place on Sunday 3rd December 12-4pm.  They are looking for the following..  Donations of new unwanted gifts for the Bric a Brac stall, Home baking etc. for the Home Produce Stall, Bottles of wine/spirits for the bottle stall. All of these can be left into the parish office. Also seeking volunteers who could give an hour or two of their time on the day to sell tickets or help out on a stall. Every little helps.  For more information call 087 6736066

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 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

There was no winner of this week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 5, 14, 29 & 30. There was one match winner, Tina Kavangh.   Next week’s jackpot will be €17,200

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

Roundwood and District Men’s Shed: Our usual activities continue on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. at Pat Carr’s place in Knockraheen. On the coming Thursdays we resume with our 121 Digital tuition in Coláiste Chraobh Abhann in Kilcoole at 11.15 a.m. There was some confusion initially with the abbreviation 121. One of our mature members thought that it was the result of a football match with one team winning two one.  Plans are afoot for our trip to Leinster House on Tuesday 5 December. Not sure if the government jet will be available but if not we will go by minibus. Places are still available so if you wish to join us you will be very welcome. Call 086 8650588 anytime or have a word with one of the shed members

The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Mary Murphy: Top Gent: Pat Fisher: Second Gent: Tiny Shortt & Martin Byrne (shared); Top Lady: May Kenna; Second Lady: Marie Magee; First Half: Kitty Kennedy; Second Half: Molly Byrne; Lowest Score: Patricia Byrne & Longest Sitting: Paddy O’Brien.  Raffle prizes were won by Anne Pierce , Anne Wolohan & Marie MageeThe next whist will be on  Wednesday the 22nd November  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 pm for the winter.  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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