Roundwood Notes week 11th Feb 2018


Ploughing Match.
Roundwood Ploughing Society are holding their annual ploughing match on Saturday the 24th of February, 2018 @ 12 noon sharp in Mullinaveigue, Roundwood.  Sincere thanks to John Donoghue for providing the site. Conventional, Vintage, Classic Tractor and Horse Classes will be catered for on Lea ground.  Could all competitors please have their names registered before 6pm on Wednesday the 21st of February, with Brendan Power @ 087 2420204.  Spectators young and old, as always, are very welcome and a chip van will be on site for the day.



The Annual Mass of Remembrance for Parishioners and family members of Parishioners, who died since March last year, and whose funerals took place outside the Parish, will take place on Saturday February 24th at 6.00 pm


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were:- 6, 8, 10 & 26.  There was three match three winners, Lucy Molloy, Andy Byrne & Jennifer Reilly.  Next weeks jackpot will be €11,200


The Rural Partnership 5 week healthy eating demonstrations will commence today Wednesday 14th February from 10.30a.m – 12.30pm in The Annamoe Centre.


A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 23rd February in The Coach House at 1.30.



Swimming started 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 cutoff 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


Deep Relaxation, Peace, Angelic Guidance and Hands on Energy Healing is what you will experience on Monday evenings in the Parish Hall Roundwood at 7.30. So make that decision to look after yourself, your well being and join us there. Looking forward to welcoming you.  For more information contact Mary 0879819420.


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 willleave 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


Results for Friday 2nd February North/South joint 1st 2nd Ger Lenihan, Kittly Heslin and Rowena Brady and Maria Magee, 3rd Maura Gaskin and Bridie Nolan.  East/West Margaret Bolger and Noeleen Redmond, 2nd Liz Belton and Phil Kenna, 3rd Teresa Leahy and Pauric Gleeson.   1st place for North/South on Friday 9th February were Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolger, 2nd Nancy O Brien and Catherine McGillycuddy, 3rd Monica Brady and June Digby.  Rachel Judd and Molly Byrne were 1st for East/West, 2nd Paddy O Brien and Pauric Gleeson and 3rd Maura Gaskin and Bridie Nolan.


Monica Brady and Gertie Fee took 1st place for North/South on Monday 5th February, John Loscher and Paddy O Brien were 2nd and Catherine McGillycuddy and Bridie Nolan were 3rd.  1st place for East West were Clare O Connor and Triona Woodroofe, 2nd Maura Gaskin and Pamela Byrne, Clare Sally and Margaret Byrne were 3rd.


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 14th Feburary 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


Progressive 45 card game Sunday 25th February at 7pm in Roundwood Parish Hall, refreshments & raffle at the break excellent prize money everyone welcome


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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