Roundwood notes 29th November, 2017


Christmas Fun Bingo will take place on in the Annamoe Centre on Sunday 10th December from 3pm with a surprise visit from Santa Clause.  Family members including children and friends are more than welcome to attend.  €5 per book and great raffle prizes.  Come along and enjoy


A reminder that the Active Retirement Christmas Lunch club will take place on Friday 8th December in The Roundwood Inn at 1.30pm.


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 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 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


All roads lead to Aras An Tochar this Sunday for the Roundwood & Moneystown Sale of work from 12 noon to 4pm.  There’s something for everyone, Beautiful Festive flower arrangements, Wheel of Fortune, Bottle Stall, Home Produce, Toy Stall, Books, Face Painting, Birc a Brac, Roulette, Carol Singing, win you Turkey, Ham and Christmas Cake. Walk away with €1,000 or any of the many prizes on the grand Raffle. Santa will also be there to meet all the local boys and girls… A great day out for all the family, so do come along.


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


Roundwood Home Producers Market would like to wish all our customers.a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. We will be closing at 5pm on Sunday 17 th December. We will re-open On Sunday 25th March 2018   Opening times are 12-5pm every Sunday.  Tony our photographer will be here on Sunday 10th December to take your Christmas photos, Personalised Christmas card and Digital print. Cost €15. Tony will be here between 12pm – 5 pm. More details on roundwood Facebook. new members always welcome


Results Monday 13th November North/South 1st Nancy O Brien and Brid Clancy, 2nd Margaret and Pamela Byrne, 3rd Catherine McGillycuddy and Gertie Fee.  East/West 1st Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd, 2nd Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien and 3rd Rowena Brady and Judy Skates.  Declan O Brien and Triona Woodroofe took 1st place for North/South on Monday 20th November, 2nd Bridie Nolan and Phil Power, and 3rd Seamus Kennedy and Pauric Gleeson.  East/West victors were Judy Skates and Rowena Brady, 2nd Maura Gaskin and Pamela Byrne and 3rd Mary Brown and Miriam Coyle.


Friday 17th November saw Maria Magee and Rowena Brady take 1st place for North/South, joint 2nd/3rd were Rachel Judd, Molly Byrne, June Digby and Gaye McGettigan.  1st for East/West were Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolger, 2nd Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien, joint 3rd/4th were Jane Cronin, Gertie Fee, Maura Gaskin and Bridie Nolan.  Phil Kenna  and Liz Belton took 1st place for North/South on Friday 24th November, joint 2nd/3rd Monica Brady, June Digby, Nancy O Brien and Catherine McGillycuddy.  John Loscher and Rowena Brady were 1st East/West,  2nd Marian Davies and Teresa Leahy and 3rd Gertie Fee and Jane Cronin.


Roundwood Community Games AGM will take place Monday 4th Dec in Kavanagh’s Lounge @ 9 pm.  All are welcome to attend.  Community games covers a wide range of events, with limited man power we only touch on a few. If you have a particular area of interest & would like to give some time please come along to the meeting.  Our annual fundraising bag pack is scheduled for Friday 15th & Saturday 16th of December in Dunnes Stores, Newtown. We need full support from all parents to make this successful weekend. Please let us know if you are available to help on either day. Seamus Doyle 086 8557962, Brenda Fox 086 8521507.


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


The monthly dance in Roundwood Parish Centre will take place on Friday 15th December 9pm – midnight. with music by The Wicklow man.  Refreshments served.


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 Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown community centre on Friday 8 December from 9.30 pm till 12.  teas served,  refreshments also available,  door prizes.   Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing,  jive,  line-dancing,  etc.


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 9, 16, 19, & 23.  There were seven match winners, Patricia Kavanagh, Breda Coughlan, Nora Power, John Donoghoe, Sharon & Joe, Sinead Kennedy &* Sean & Arwin.  Next week’s jackpot will be €17,800


The results of the whist is as follows:- Top Score: Shay Brady; Top Gent: Mick Whelan; Second Gent: Pat Fisher; Top Lady: Monica Brady; Second Lady: Patricia Byrne; First Half: May Kenna; Second Half: Maura McHugh & Catherine Doyle (shared); Longest Sitting: Jimmy Molloy & Lowest Score: Magdaline Kennedy.  Raffle prizes were won by Mick Whelan, Magdaline Kennedy, Margaret Kennedy & Monica Brady.  Next whist will be on Wednesday 6th December  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.


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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