Roundwood Notes week of 3rd December 2017


The Christmas tree will be lit up in Roundwood this weekend and everyone is being invited to come along and make it a real community affair. The lights will be switched after 6pm Mass (circa 6:45pm) on Saturday, December 9th in the grounds of Roundwood Garda Station. Festive refreshments will be available afterwards in the Parish Hall. All welcome


The Roundwood & Moneystown Parish Christmas Sale of Work returned with a bang last Sunday. A big thank you must go to the organising committee who did such a brilliant job and Santa who travelled a huge distance especially to see the children from the area. A big thank you to everyone who helped out in anyway and to all those who came out to support this great community event. The results of Grand Prize Draw are 1st Prize of €1,000 Margaret Kenna c/o Joanne Kenna, 2nd Parkview Hotel Voucher Jessica & Ashley, 3rd €100 John Doyle, 4th P-Squared Performance Voucher Kyle Graham, 5th An Tochar Boiler Services Voucher Christine McHugh, 6th Wicklow Heather Voucher James Taylor, 7th Mountain Breeze Voucher Noel Kenny, 8th Sugar Mountain Voucher Ger Lawless, 9th Prize Centra Voucher Breda Synnott, 10th Terry Kavanagh Butcher Voucher Kerry Fee, 11th Roundwood Veterinary Voucher Cliona Flynn, 12th The Green Room Festive Flower Bouquet Ailbhe Fagan, 13th Turkey Barbara Keeley, 14th Byrne & Woods Vouchler Alec Wolohan Senior, 15th Keeley’s Hardware & Garden Centre Maura McHugh, 16th Wok-U-Like Voucher Angela Aspel, 17th HD Hair Design Voucher May Kearney, 18th Roundwood Pharmacy Hamper Harry Wolohan, 19th Ashley’s Barber’s Voucher Mary Timmons, 20th Bottle of Whiskey Anthony Casserley, 21st Sugar Mountain Voucher Oisin Byrne. Small Raffle prizes were won by Sue Cullen – chocolate biscuit Christmas Cake, Brendan Brady – Turkey and Tom McHugh – Meat Voucher. Guess of the weight of the Christmas Cake of 11lb 12oz was won by Marie Kavanagh. The flower stall prize winners were 1st Patricia Byrne, 2nd Karina Pierce, 3rd Tanya Sweeney, 4th Marie Kavanagh, 5th Lily Connolly and 6th Sean Pierce. The Moneystown Hamper was won by Connie Byrne. Guess the Number of Sweets in the Jar (263) Hannah Kelly, Name the Teddy (Sean) Nora Byrne, Name the Doll (Eithne) Ava Flynn. Congratulations to all the winners


Christmas Fun Bingo will now take place a day earlier  in the Annamoe Centre on Saturday 9th 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.


Story telling will take place in Annamoe Centre on this Friday the 8th December at 8pm.  All are welcome.


Roundwood Community Games will hold their annual fundraising bag pack on 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 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.


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.


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 17th December. We will re-open On Sunday 25th March 2018   Opening times are 12-5pm every Sunday.


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, 24 & 30.  There were seven match winners, Swords Family, McCormacks, Morgan Cole, John & Carol, Rose Gaffney, Derek Connolly & Eamo Wolohan.   Next week’s jackpot will be €18,100


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.

Please note Set dancing in Vartry House will be cancelled on this Thursday night the 7th December as a mark
of respect to the Cullen family on the death of Mary Cullen, Glassnamullen.  May she rest in peace.
Progressive 45’s will take place this Sunday the 10th December in the Parish Hall at 7pm in
aid of the Parish Sale of Work.  Excellent prize money with raffle and refreshments at the
interval.  Everyone welcome.



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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