Roundwood Notes week 28th Jan 2018


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were:- 5, 6, 25 & 28.  There were two match three winners, Martina Kelly & John O’Connor.  Next weeks jackpot will be €10,600


The next Roundwood Tidy Towns Clean-up will take place on Saturday the 3rd of February. Feel free to clean up along your road or estate or if you would like some company join the volunteers at the Old School from 8am. A limited number of litter pickers, gloves, etc. are available by calling 086 8055040. All willing hands welcome!



Swimming starts Friday 2nd February – Friday 2nd March from 8 to 9 pm in Coral Leisure Centre Wicklow.   Following ages and strokes: U8 Freestyle, U10 Freestyle/Backstroke, U12 Freestyle/Backstroke/Breaststroke, U14 Freestyle/Backstroke/Butterfly, U16 Freestyle/Backstroke/Butterfly.  Swim offs will be held on Friday March 2nd with County Finals on Saturday March 10th at 3pm in Arklow.  Remember age cut-off is 31st July.  For further info contact Seamus on 0868557962.


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 7.45am 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.


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.  Please note that only paid-up members of the Society, on the day of the AGM are eligible to vote at the AGM


The next talk in the Roundwood Historical Society’s 2018 Series will take place on Tuesday, February 13th at 8pm in the Roundwood Parish Hall.  The title of the talk is “Recent Archaeological discoveries at Newtownmountkennedy” and will be given by archaeologist Paul Duffy. Paul is a site director with Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd., a Kilcoole based company who were responsible for the archaeological testing and excavation in Newtownmountkennedy.  Paul has supervised and directed numerous prehistoric and medieval excavations throughout Ireland. Paul’s international experience includes supervising excavations in France as well as leading large scale heritage surveys and excavations in Western Australia.  In addition to private sector work, Paul has extensive experience in community archaeology and he was awarded Royal Irish Academy excavation grants in 2013 and 2014 for his project Grassroots Archaeology and Irish Research Council funding for his Resurrecting Monuments project carried out in partnership with UCD in 2015 and 2016.  Paul is a serving board member of the Institute of Archaeologist of Ireland. He has published in numerous volumes and has lectured on his works in Ireland, France, Australia and the UK. His research interests include community archaeology, medieval settlement and defensive architecture. His book ‘From Carrickfergus to Carcassonne – the epic deeds of Hugh de Lacy during the Albigensian Crusade’ has just been published.  We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 13th February at 8pm. The entrance fee for members is €3 and for non-members is €5 – payable at the door.


Rowena Brady and Judy Skates were the winners for North/South on Monday 22nd January, 2nd Monica Brady and Bridie Nolan, 3rd Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien and 4th Teresa Leahy and Marian Davies.  1st place for East/West went to Nancy O Brien and Brid Clancy, 2nd Pauric Gleeson and Seamus Kennedy, 3rd John Loscher and Maura Gaskin and 4th Catherine McGillycuddy and Gertie Fee


On Friday 26th January Judy Skates and Rowena Brady continued their winning spree by taking 1st ploace once again for North/South, 2nd Monica Brady and June Digby, 3rd Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien and 4th Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd.

Whilst playing their cards right for East/West were Teresa Leahy and Marian Davies, 2nd Maura Gaskin and Bridie Nolan, 3rd John Loscher and Triona Woodroofe and 4th Nancy O Brien and Catherine McGillycuddy


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


The next whist will be on tonight Wednesday 31st January in The Parish Centre.


Roundwood Men’s Shed: 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”.  As well as the tea and cake and biscuits, there is regular banter in the SHED at the gatherings on Tuesdays between 10 and 12. You will be assured of a warm welcome if you 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.


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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