Roundwood Notes Week 10th June 2018


The Wicklow Community Choir, The Avoca Valley singers, Cheile community Choir, Primark Workplace Choir & Icon Workplace choir will perform  “A celebration of Song” in St Patricks Church Wicklow Town on Saturday 16th June starting at 8pm.  This promises to be a great nights entertainment and proceeds will be donated to the very worthy cause AWARE.  Tickets are €15 and can be purchased from any choir member (which I happen to be one!), Track One Music Store or on the door.


A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 22nd June in Chester Beattys at 1.30pm.


Monica Brady and Clare Sally made the most of their final night of bridge by taking 1st place for North/South on Monday 28th May, 2nd Declan O Brien and Triona Woodroofe and 3rd Seamus Kennedy and Pauric Gleeson.   1st for East/West were Paddy O Brien and Rory Egan, 2nd Christine Campbell and Geraldine Barnes and 3rd Teresa Leahy and Catherine Halligan.  Many thanks to all members and visitors for their support over the last season and a special word of thanks to Ger Lenihan, Declan O Brien and Margaret Bolger. for all their support.  Wishing all a happy summer and see you when we return on the 10th of September


The Annual Parish Cemetery Sunday/Pattern Sunday will take place on Sunday 22nd July. Please note that 11.30a.m mass will be celebrated in Roundwood Cemetery not in the Church on this morning.  This mass will be offered for all interred in the cemetery and will include a blessing of the graves


The Roundwood Active Retirement holiday will take place from the Monday the 24th September until the Friday 28th September to The Tara Hotel in Waterford.  Anyone interested should pay their deposit to Betty or Molly before the 1st July.


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


There will be a Progressive 45’s Card Game on Sunday 17th June in Roundwood Parish Hall at 7pm.  Excellent Prize Money with Raffle and Refreshments at the interval.  All welcome.


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.

Pure Mile Walk

A walk to the deserted village as part of the Pure Mile project will take place at 11am on Sunday 1st of July meeting at the Wicklow Way junction at Lake Park (look out for the poster & balloons). The walk will follow the Wicklow Way then veer off to take in some fantastic views of Lough Dan and Luggala valleys. If it’s a fine day bring the kids and a picnic. All welcome. Limited parking available


The next meeting for those interested in the Baltynanima Pure Mile will take place at 8.30pm on Wednesday 27th of June in Roundwood Parish Hall. All welcome.


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: Paddy O’Brien; First Lady: Catherine Doyle; First Gent: Pat Fisher; Second Lady: Monica Brady; Second Gent: Tiney Shortt; First Half: Ann Gaffney; Second Half: Shay Brady; Longest Sitting: Ann Pierce & Lowest Score: Tom McHugh.  Raffle prizes were won by Patricia Byrne, Paddy O’Brien, Maura McHugh & Nan Wolohan.  Next Whist is this Wednesday June 20th in The Parish Centre, Roundwood.


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were:- 3, 23, 28 & 29.  There was one match three winner, Darren Delaney,.  Next weeks jackpot will be €16,000


Roundwood Home Producers Market is open from 12  noon till 5pm every Sunday in The Parish Centre. 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 Jimmy Hogan


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 next concert in our 2018 series will take place at 8 pm on Thursday 28 June in Calary Church. Sean Carpio (drums), Mikkel Ploug (guitar) Simon Jermyn (guitar), Jeppe Skovbakke (bass), and Joachim Badenhorst (reeds) will play a concert of original music that will speak about the places of its origin, including Calary, in order to present a complex yet nuanced concert experience transforming musical elements of speech into music.  This an extremely exciting and innovative project and it will be wonderful to hear the performance which is the result of their work.  Tickets are €18 and €15 for concessions and, to make a booking or for more information, please contact John (01) 2818146 or


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


The Roundwood Whizzers Walking Group will now meet at the Knockraheen entrance (Newtown Road R765) to the Upper Vartry Reservoir at 7pm every Wednesday for the summer months. There are now a range of walks to suit all levels of ability. So do come along to walk at your own pace for approx 1 hour. 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.


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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