Roundwood Notes Week 21st Jan 2018


Roundwood Variety Group presents Beauty and the Beast on the this Friday 26th, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th January, 2018.  Shows will be at 8pm on the Friday and Saturday night with a 3pm matinee on the Saturday & Sunday.  Tickets are on sale for Beauty and the Beast & can be ordered from  Book early to avoid disappointment.  Limited tickets on the door.


Congratulations to Margaret Connolly on her recent book launch in Chester Beattys.  A huge crowd turned out for the launch & we were entertained with readings from this fabulous book  “Aghowle-Where The Divil Ate The Tinker”  Five years of hard work went into gathering the information from locals for the book, but it was worth all the labour as it’s a fantastic read.  The book is currently available from Ann Duffy’s Florist shop in Newtownmountkennedy, Bridge Street Books in Wicklow Town, McCoy’s shop in Laragh, and Avondale Sports shop Main St. Rathdrum & The Green Room Florists in Roundwood. Margaret can be contacted on 087 2392313 or at


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were:- 4, 7, 14 & 29.  There were two match three winners, Rebekah Davis & Ellen Crean.  Next weeks jackpot will be €10,300


Yoga classes will resume in Roundwood Parish Centre on Thursday 25th January, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Class will include: Asana – physical stretches for flexibility.  Yoga Nidra- deep relaxation. Pranayama- breathing exercises leading to- Meditation-  calming the mind.  Cost : Euro10 per class with a commitment of Euro 50 due on first night.  Contact Anne Marie on 086 8367578 or Louise on. 086 3872949


Come along to Annamoe Centre for a Valentine Story /Rambling House on Valentines night  Wednesday the 14th February at 8 o’clock.  All are 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


There will be a pilgrimage to Lourdes from the 12th to the 17th September, 2018 for five nights full board at a 4 star hotel.  The price will be €649 per person sharing.  If you pay deposit of €100 before 1st February you get a €50 reduction and the price will be €599.  More information in the church porch.  Please contact Susan as soon as possible for booking forms at 087 6273032


There will be a pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 8th April, 2018 for Divine Mercy Sunday.  Bus will leave Laragh 7-7.45am and roundwood at 8a.m  Price of €65 includes breakfast, dinner & bus.  Please contact Susan at 087 6273032 to book a seat.  Money in full before 15th March, 2018.


A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 26th January in The Roundwood Inn at 1.30.  Please note that membership fees are now due


The AGM of the Roundwood & District Historical & Folklore Society will take place on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at 20.00 in the Parish Hall, Roundwood.  Any amendments or resolutions should be submitted to the Hon. Sec of the Society – contact details below – no later than Tues, 30th Jan for consideration for inclusion at the AGM.  Please note that only paid-up members of the Society, on the day of the AGM are eligible to vote at the AGM


Monica Brady and Phil Power were the winners for North/South on Monday 15th January, 2nd John Loscher and Triona Woodroofe, 3rd Margaret Byrne and Clare Sally and 4th Seamus Kennedy and Pauric Gleeson.   Taking 1st place for East/West were Gertie Fee and Brid Clancy, 2nd Bridie Nolan and Catherine Halligan, 3rd Teresa Leahy and Marian Davies and 4th Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien.


Maria Magee and Judy Skates scored top marks to take 1st place on Friday 20th January for North/South, 2nd Nancy O Brien and Catherine McGillycuddy, 3rd Monica Brady and June Digby.   Bridie Nolan and Maura Gaskin took 1st place for East/West 2nd Kitty Heslin and Miriam Coyle and 3rd place went to Gertie Fee and Jane Cronin


Next Roundwood Parish Hall Dance is on Friday 16th February from 9pm till midnight.  Refreshments on the night.  Music by Jimmy Hogan


 Following our most recent series of digital lessons one of our SHEDDERS has decided to take his fully charged mobile with him when he completes the life marathon which we have referred to in the past. The phone will be taken with him to the grave and when he gets to the ‘other side’ he will be able to communicate with the SHEDDERS down on earth and fill them in on the good life up above. “That is not going to happen”, one of the SHED wits commented,” because with the phone melting in the flames, there’ll be no signal coming from where you’re going”.


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 Cards will continue as usual on Tuesday nights at 8 pm while our Moneystown Dance will return on Friday 9th March


Tuesday morning badminton continues 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


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.

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