Roundwood Notes week 17th December 2017

Wishing all our the readers and contributors of the Roundwood notes a very happy Christmas & healthy 2018.  Thank you to Margaret Bolger for helping out through the year & to all of you for keeping the news coming.  Look forward to plenty more for 2018.
Tickets go on sale for Beauty and the Beast tomorrow evening and they would make a great  Christmas  present.  There will be a disco for children from 7pm – 9pm this Friday 22nd dec and Roamin Cadillacs will be  playing in Fannings on Saturday 23rd December as part of our fundraising.  Show dates are 26th 27th & 28th jan. Two evening shows and two matinees.


The Roundwood Parish Hall committee and staff would like to wish all their customers and supporters a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year. Thank you for your continuing support.

Roundwood Fun Duathlon
In association with the Roundwood & District Community Council, the Roundwood Fun Duathlon will take place on Wednesday 27th of December generously sponsored by Kavanagh’s Vartry House. This community event will provide a great opportunity for folk to shake off the Christmas cobwebs and test the new bikes that Santa brought while raising much needed funds for St Vincents & St James Cancer & Leukemia Research.  The route will consist of a 5 mile cycle and a 1 mile run and take in some of the Vartry Reservoirs trails. For families and those of a less competitive nature, there is a shorter walk which will be entirely on footpaths or on the Vartry trails. An evening of great entertainment is planned afterwards in Kavanagh’s Vartry House.  A fun afternoon for all the family is guaranteed. Registration from 1.30pm at Kavanagh’s with a race start time of 2pm.


Would you like a career in Early Education/Childcare?  Are you over 21 years, long term unemployed and in receipt of benefit?  Early Years Service  has a vacancy for a trainee Early Educator as part of a Community Employment Scheme.  On the job experience together with fully paid college course provided.  This is a wonderful opportunity for the right candidate, who would achieve an accredited Early Childhood Care and Education qualification by end of contract.  Further information from:0879837648


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.


There are a few places left on the 3 star Algarve Coast & Country trip will take place on the 27th February, 2018 for seven nights which will include visits to Silves, Lagos, Sagres & Faro.  The cost will be €429 per person sharing.  This will include breakfast and dinner in the Hotel Da Aldeia, Albufeira and day excursions and a one 10kg bag.  All monies to be paid ten weeks prior to departure.  For further information you can contact 087 6273032


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.

Moneystown Community Centre 
Moneystown Community Centre would like to wish all our patrons a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year,  also we would like to thank everyone for all their support throughout the year.   Cards will continue as usual on Tuesday nights at 8 pm while our Moneystown Dance will return on Friday 9th March.  Thank you.

Roundwood Men’s Shed: 

The members of the Shed are participating in a MARATHON and this is a marathon which is measured in years and not kilometers. Our most mature Shedder is on the go for over 80 years and  the rest of us are not all that far behind. But we will never overtake him, although hopefully we will be able to clock up that mileage eventually. There are lots of stops along the way for hip and knee replacements, battery replacements for heart pacemakers, and dentures, spectacles and hearing aids are in regular need of attention. One of the problems though is that if we are ever tested for drugs we will all fail the test. Sure it’s the drugs which keep us going and for the most part these are supplied by the local pharmacy.

We have a lovely couch with matching armchairs in the Shed but they are taking up too much room . So they are there for the taking. Talk to one of the Shedders or call 086 8650588 if you are interested.

One of our Shedders is working on a Facebook page for the Roundwood Men’s Shed. So if you click in you may see some photographs which he has posted. 

Best wishes to all our Shedders and their families for Christmas and the New Year.


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 1, 14, 19 & 21. There were three match winners, Brendan Molloy, Kevin Gaffney & Adrienne Colgan.   Next week’s jackpot will be €18,400


Next whist will be on tonight Wednesday 20th 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.


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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