Roundwood Notes week 4th March 2018


The next talk in the Roundwood Historical Society’s 2018 Series will take place on Tuesday, March 13th at 20.00pm in the Roundwood Parish Hall.  The title of the talk is “The Famine Roads” and will be given by author and historian Charles Egan. Charles has a strong interest in the Great Irish Famine and is author of the The Killing Snows, The Exile Breed and Cold is the Dawn.   Charles has used his extensive knowledge of Mayo, the catastrophic effect of the Great Hunger in the West and family documents to back up his story telling with a strong grasp of the statistics behind the trauma of the 1840’s. Famine roads were built as a result of forced labour of the Irish peasantry who were made to work for food during the Great Famine.  These roads remain as visible marks in the Irish countryside. He will also include comparisons between Mayo and the Famine in Wicklow.  We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 13th March at 8pm. The entrance fee for members is €3 and for non-members is €5 – payable at the door.


Monica Brady and Brid Clancy were winners for North/South on Monday 26th February 2nd place went to Catherine McGillycuddy and Phil Power and 3rd were Bridie Nolan and Nancy O Brien,   East/West victors were Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd, 2nd Marian Davis and Teresa Leahy and 3rd Mary Pierce and Maura Gaskin. Please note due to the confirmation there will be no bridge club this week (9th march).


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were 4, 11, 16 & 30.  There were nine match three winners, Eleanor Little, Barry Byrne, M. Byrne, Paudie Murphy, B.L., Elaine & Sharon, John O’Donoghue, Claire Meaney & Donal.  Next weeks jackpot will be €11,800.


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.


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


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


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.


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