Roundwood Notes week 20th May 2018


Moneystown Midsummer Barn Dance and BBQ will take place on 30th June  in Moneystown Community Centre starting at 8pm till late.   Music will now be by Paul Molloy and the Whole Hog.   Fully licensed.  Great night guaranteed


The visit of the Charlotte ladies Gaelic football team to Ireland is now underway. The group of 31 ladies landed at Dublin last Tuesday. Charlotte are the current North American Senior Ladies football champions. This was a very significant victory as it was achieved with the help of just two Irish born girls, our own Aoife Kavanagh and Caitriona O Shaughnessy.  So Ashbourne, Co. Meath was the first port of call, as this is the home town of Caitriona.  A football game and trips to Newgrange and Trim Castle were on the cards and of course a trip to GAA headquarters was a must, with Trinity College and Guinness also on the itinerary.  Craughwell, Co Galway is home to Kevin Devin, the founder of the Charlotte club, so

Galway will host the group tomorrow Thursday and Friday, where another game will be played, and trips to Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher are on the agenda.  Finally the group will arrive in Roundwood on Saturday evening & many thanks to the hosting families.  On Sunday a tournament will take place in Aras an Tochar at 2pm with the local team hosting Clara, Co. Offaly and Shemaliers, Co. Wexford and of course our American guests BBQ will take place afterwards. So do come along and support all our visitors as well as our local girls. On Monday the group will visit Glendalough and maybe a trip around our ‘new walkways’ in Roundwood   We hope you will give a great Cead Mile Failte to our Charlotte GAA champions when they land on our soil.


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


The next meeting regarding the Baltynanima PURE Mile will take place on Monday 28th of May at 7.30pm in Roundwood Parish Hall. All welcome.


There will be a progressive 45 card game on Sunday 27th May at 8pm in Roundwood Parish Hall in aid of Saint Vincent de Paul. Excellent prize money with refreshments and raffle at the interval. Everyone welcome. Please note the later than usual start time of 8pm to accommodate people travelling back from the Wicklow Game


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.


Next Whist Wednesday May 23rd in The Parish Centre, Roundwood.


Monday 14th May was presentation night for our members, Monica Brady was pipped to the post once again by the O Brien family but this time it was Paddy O Brien who took the honours 3rd place went to Bridie Nolan and sharing 4th/5th were Marian Davies and Pauric Gleeson.  Winners for North/South on the night were Pamela Byrne and Kay Plunkett, 2nd Catherine Halligan and Phil Power,  3rd John Loscher and Triona Woodroofe and 4th Gertie Fee and Brid Clancy.  Bridie Nolan and Margaret Byrne took 1st place for East/West 2nd Mollie Byrne and Margaret Byrne, 3rd Maura Gaskin and Clare Sally and 4th Paddy O Brien and Ann Duffy.   Triona thanked all the members on behalf of herself and Gaye for their continued support over the last year and wished all a happy sunny summer and look forward to a new season in September.


Bank Holiday Monday Night saw the diamond Bridge Club holding a fundraiser for the Friends of Wicklow Community Services and the winners for North/South were Paddy O Brien and Rory Egan, 2nd Rachel Judd and Molly Byrne and 3rd Rowena Brady and Declan O Brien.  1st for East/West were John Hopkins and Jackie Deveraux  joint 2nd /3rd were Catherine Halligan and Bridie Nolan and Claire and Bernadette Rountree.  Many thanks to Declan O Brien our score master on the night, to all who played on the night, to all who donated raffle prizes and to the ladies and gents who provided a lovely supper on the night.  A total of £660.00 was made on the night.  Thanks to all.


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were:- 3, 14, 25 & 27.  There were five match three winners, Cecilia Cosgrave, Margaret Kenna, George Byrne, Shane & Ashling & Paul.  Next weeks jackpot will be €15,100


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 15th June with music by Tony Davitt


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 contact


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.

Leave a Reply