Roundwood Notes Week 25th June 2018


Avonmore Game Club will hold its 9th charity / fundraiser BBQ  on Sat 7th July   in Kavanaghs Vartry House at 6.30pm.  This year again a donation will be made  to Roundwood Senior Citizens And Roundwood National School. Music on the beer garden with special guests+ from 9.30 till late The Roamin Cadillacs . Adults €15.00 kids € 5 .00.  A wholesome BBQ with a difference .So for great music and craic come along your support will be much appreciated . For further info  0868569812 / 086 2572673


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


Plans are well underway for the return of the much loved  Roundwood Festival 2018 running from Thursday 2nd August to Sunday 5th August.  So keep  these dates free and keep and eye on this space for more details of what’s on and where!!


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.


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.


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 tonight 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: Ann Wolohan; First Gent: Ann Gaffney: Second Gent: Mick Whelan; First Lady: Patricia Byrne; Second Lady: Catherine Doyle; First Half: Kitty Kennedy’ Second Half: Paddy O’Brien; Longest Sitting: Shay Brady & Lowest Score: Mary Pierce Raffle prizes were won by Pat Fisher, Catherine Doyle, Shay Brady, Margaret Kennedy & Paddy O’Brien.  Next Whist is this Wednesday 4th July in The Parish Centre, Roundwood.


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were:-. 5, 8, 14 & 27.  There was four match three winners Mark Roche, Natalie Hayden, Laura O’Halloran & Maureen Cronin, Fagans& Anne.  Next weeks jackpot will be €16,600


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 20th July with music by The Wicklow man.


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 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


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

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