Roundwood Notes Week 3rd June 2018


The new Vartry Reservoir Trails will be officially opened by Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar on this Saturday the 9th June at 4pm at The Reservoir Entrance at Knockraheen.   After the official opening there will be a fun walk and BBQ.  This walk has been the due to the outstanding work our local Councillor Shay Cullen has put into it & it is a great facility for us to have on our doorstep.  Come along on Saturday and if you haven’t already walked it you’re in for a treat.  The flora and fauna are exceptional as you walk along.  Well done to everyone involved for making this happen.


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!), Track One Music Store or on the door.


The Charlotte GAA team had a fantastic weekend in Roundwood. A great cead mile failte was given by all the host families on the teams arrival. Sunday proved to be a great tournament for the visitors. The day began with a parade by the four teams led by our own bagpiper Breda Salley and all teams faced their flags  for the playing of both national anthems. Charlotte played plenty of football which was their wish, against An Tochar and Clara, and ended up in a final against Shemaliers. The Sean Kavanagh trophy was presented to the Charlotte captain for the day, Aoife Kavanagh by Noel and Marie Kavanagh. A BBQ feast followed with singing, dancing and games until late. These Americans were full of energy and climbed the Spink on Monday. That evening Sheila and Elizabeth put them through their ceili and set dancing steps, while Mary and Brian  lead a sing along of songs which our visitors really enjoyed. A huge thank you to all the host families, to all who baked, served food and washed up, our BBQ chefs and Dan and Sean


A meeting will be held in Kavanaghs pub, Roundwood on Monday the 11thJune.  This meeting will be held with a view to putting the wheels in motion to start a Roundwood Cancer Support Centre.  A centre is badly needed in the village to help those who are affected by this disease.  All those interested in being involved, in anyway, please come along to the meeting.  For further information you can contact Janette Kavanagh on 086 1534011


Fun Bingo will take place on in the Annamoe Centre on Sunday 10th June 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 22nd June in Chester Beattys at 1.30pm.


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.


On Sunday 10th June (10 am- 5 pm) join the resident artist in the Wicklow Mountains National Park for a day’s painting outside looking at nature. Participants must bring all their own art equipment (a list will be provided). This is a free event but pre-booking is essential. Places are limited. To book, please phone 0404-45425 (weekends) or 0404-45656 (weekdays).


Story house on Friday the 8th June at 8 o’clock & looking forward to seeing everyone there.  Bowling continues on Tuesday nights at 8 o’clock We would love to see new members either ladies or gentlemen so do come  along there is always people to show you how it’s done


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.


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 is this Wednesday June 6th in The Parish Centre, Roundwood.


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were:-.  There were match three winners,.  Next weeks jackpot will be €15,700


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 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


The Roundwoid 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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