Roundwood Notes Week 14th May 2018


A Date for Your Diaries:  Coffee Morning in aid of CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young):   Carol Curley will host a coffee morning/Raffle on Friday June 8th in Roundwood Parish Hall.  Please come along for a chat and a cuppa and support this very worthy Charity


Kildare Wicklow ETB are currently advertising for grant funding under the community education programme. The Community Council previously facilitated courses on flower arranging, digital photography, IT and art. If you are interested in these or any other courses in the Roundwood area please email all suggestions welcome.


Takes place in the Wicklow Mountains National Park on Sunday 27th May, 11am. Learn about Ireland’s wonderful bumblebees. The morning starts with a talk in the Education Centre, where participants will learn about the bees’ natural history and how to identify the species. The talk is followed by a walk to try and identify some of the bees out in the wild. The is a free event but pre-booking is essential by calling 0404 45425 or 0404 45656.


Fun Bingo will take place on in the Annamoe Centre on Sunday 27th May from 3pm.  Family members and friends are more than welcome to attend.  €5 per book and great raffle prizes.  Come along and enjoy


A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 25th May in The Parkview Hotel, Newtowmountkennedy at 1.30.


There will be a pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island on Sunday 19th August leaving Roundwood at 10a.m. from the Parish Hall.  Cost is €65 per person which includes the bus, scones and dinner.  Money and names to Susan at 087 76273032 before 1st August, 2018.


The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Martin Byrne; Top Gent: Pat Fisher; Second Gent: Richie Cullen; Top Lady: Mary Pierce; Second Lady: Anne Wolohan; First Half: Patricia Byrne, Second Half: Anne Pierce; Longest Sitting: Margaret Kennedy & Lowest Score: Kitty Kennedy.  Raffle prizes were won by: Margaret Kennedy, Patricia Byrne, Mary Murphy, Martin Byrne & Marua McHugh. Next Whist Wednesday May 23rd in The Parish Centre, Roundwood.


An Tochar G.A.A. club is delighted to announce the impending visit of James Connolly’s ladies football team from Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A.  the Charlotte ladies are the current North American Senior Ladies football champions.  They made history by being the first ladies football team to win this title outside of the “Big 4”, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago & Boston.  Their victory was especially significant in that it was achieved by a team of all American born players with the exception of two Irish girls who work and reside in Charlotte.  One of these girls is Aoife Kavanagh from Roundwood who played football from childhood up to adulthood with An Tochar.  Aoife’s passion for the game, enthusiasm and determination has helped her American friends to embrace our National game.  Since winning the Senior title in America it has been Aoife’s dream to bring her Charlotte ladies team to Ireland and Roundwood.  The girls arrive in the village on Saturday the 26th May and will be hosted by local families.  A tournament will be held on the Sunday with teams from Wexford and Offaly and our own local teams plus the American visitors going head to head.  Monday is a rest day taking in some walking around our “new walkways” and a visit to Glendalough.  We hope you can give a great Cead Mile Failte to our American visitors when they arrive.


End of Season Prize Giving on Friday 11th May saw Nancy O Brien taking 1st place, 2nd Monica Brady, 3rd Paddy O Brien, 4th June Digby and 5th Maura Gaskin.  North/South winners on the morning were Nancy O Brien and June Digby, 2nd Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolger and 3rd Maria Magee and Rowena Brady.  1st for East/West were Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien, 2nd John Loscher and Pauric Gleeson and 3rd Jim McNamara and Molly Byrne.  Gaye and Triona thanked all players for their very generous gifts and for their continued support of the club  over the season and wished all a sunny summer and look forward to our return in September


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were:- 3 9, 23 & 26.  There were seven match three winners, Kyle & Alex, Noeleen Lyons, Josei Cahill,  Louis Doherty, Seamus O’Halloran, Anne Kennedy & Tina Daly.  Next weeks jackpot will be €14,800


Moneystown Midsummer Barn Dance and BBQ will take place on 30th June  in Moneystown Community Centre starting at 8pm till late.   Music by the Roamin Cadiliacs and the Whole Hog.   Fully licensed.


Roundwood Home Producers Market re-opened on Sunday 25th March from 12  noon till 5pm. Come for your home baking, crafts, plants, vegetables and more.  New members always welcome

or 087 2506785


Next Roundwood Parish Hall Dance Friday 18th May with music by John Flood


Jenny’s Pre-School is now accepting enrollments for September 2018/2019. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Jenny on 0868766301 or email us, or call into the Pre-School for an application form any morning.


The provisional list of concerts for the Music in Calary 2018 series has been sent to those on the email list. If you would like to know what is coming up this year, please


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


Not only do the Roundwood Whizzers Walking Group walk for approximately an hour every Wednesday evening, they also have time suss out the progress of the Vartry Walks, have the chat and take a few photos of the fantastic scenery as they go! Some folk walk fast, others slower but the good thing is the group take slightly different routes according to your pace. So no one walks alone & generally all start and finish together! Do come along meeting at 7pm at the Coach House Car Park every Wednesday. All welcome


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.


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.


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


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 8.30 pm for the summer months  Teas served. All are welcome.

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