Roundwood Notes 20.11.2017

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


At Mill Room Kilcoole. Set dancing Christmas party night on December 1st 9pm till late. Music by Pat Bass & Co. All welcome.

A gala concert “Songs for Syria” takes place next Sunday the 26th November at 7.30pm in St Patricks Catholic Church, Wicklow Town.  This will be a wonderful evening of song from local choirs directed by Tony Norton.  Wicklow Community Choir, Avoca Valley Singers & Invear Ladies Choir will be among the choirs performing along with local primary school choirs.  Tickets are €10 or €20 for a family and will be on sale on the door from 7pm.   For further details contact Jack on 086 1727654 or email

CoderDojo is a global volunteer led community of free programming clubs for young people. They learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology. Registration is now open for Coderdojo in Roundwood NS on Saturday afternoons. Please note places are limited. For further information and registration please see

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

The Juvenile Presentation night took place Friday last in Aras An Tóchar.  We had a great season with all our young players and look forward to getting back to training in early 2018.  Many thanks to all our Managers, Coaches and Mentors and to the parents for supporting and encouraging all these young boys and girls.    Congratulations to the recipients of individual awards:  Most Improved Player: Sadhbh Morgan, Alex Kelly, Abigail Gray, Conor Byrne, Grace Cullen, Evan Burke, Orla Kenny, Seán Brady and Chloe Crean-Tighe.  Player of the Year Awards went to: Brian Medlycott, Lorcán Smith, Kerri-Anne Murphy and Liadh Cronin

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  Tickets Available from:  Parish Office, Roundwood Post Office, Kavanagh’s Butchers, Keeley Hardware and  Ashford Post Office.

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 2, 9, 24 & 30.  There were eight match winner, Allie Carstairs, Niamh Kinlan, John Cullen, Sam Mooney, Rose Gaffney, Una Lynch, Eamo Wolohan & Noelie Kavanagh.   Next week’s jackpot will be €17,500

Roundwood and District Men’s Shed: Our trip to Leinster House is scheduled for Tuesday 5th December and we will be departing by minibus from the Parish Hall in Roundwood at about 10 a.m. Please have a word with any of the shedders or feel free to call 086 8650588 if you would like to come along for the occasion. Lunch in the Visitors Bar and Leaders Questions as well as a Tour of the House are all on the agenda.  Recently in the SHED Dr. Máirtín conferred honorary degrees on some deserving members. They had the gowns and the headgear and hopefully you will be able to see the photographic evidence on the world wide web in the near future. Call 086 8650588 anytime or have a word with one of the shed members if you are interested in joining.

The next whist will be on tonight 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

Pilgrimage To Medjugorje October 10th for seven nights.  Cost €669.00 which includes Flights ( Aer Lingus) Insurance, Half Board in house beside 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 who has spent many years in Medjugorje.  Pilgrimage accompanied by Spiritual Directors Fr Pat Madden and Deacon Pat O’Connell Early booking offer of € 100.00 off price if booked and paid in full by December 8th For more information / booking contact Mary King on 087 2185067

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