Roundwood Notes week 18th Feb 2018


A great sadness came over the village of Roundwood and extended community last week at the passing of Sean Kavanagh, Knockatemple.  No words could describe the darkness that fell on our village and the support and sympathy that went out to his parents, Noel & Marie and to his brothers, Edward, Noelie, Gerard, Enda & Mikey & to all the Kavanagh family.  People were numbed at the passing of this wonderful boy whose life ended so prematurely.  Huge crowds from far and near attended the house and the removal & the level of support was testimony to this lovely family who didn’t deserve what had been dealt to them.  I know the community will continue to support them through the very difficult months and years ahead & try in some way to help ease their pain   May Sean rest in peace & may he always be in the hearts of everyone that knew him.  “God saw you getting tired, when a cure was not to be. So He wrapped his arms around you, and whispered, “come to me.”  You didn’t deserve what you went through, so He gave you rest.  God’s garden must be beautiful, he only takes the best.   And when I saw you sleeping, so peaceful and free from pain, I could not wish you back to suffer that again”.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam


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


Roundwood Ploughing Society are holding their annual ploughing match on Saturday the 24th of February, 2018 at 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.


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


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


Next Roundwood Parish Hall Dance is on Friday 23rd March from 9pm till midnight.  Refreshments on the night.  Music by The Wicklow Man


The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Shay Brady; Top Gent: Tiney Shortt; Second Gent: Monica Brady; Top Lady: Patricia Byrne; Second Lady; Ann Wolohan; First Half: Mary Pierce; Second Half: Magdaline Kennedy; Lowest Score: Richie Cullen & Longest Sitting: Tom McHugh.  The raffle prizes were won by Richie Culle, Monica Brady & Shay Brady.  The next whist will be on Wednesday 28th 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 6thyear 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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