Monthly Archives: July 2018

Roundwood Festival – Chance a Dance!

There’s plenty of opportunities to have a go at Irish dancing over the Roundwood Festival weekend. First off is Set Dancing in Kavanagh’s Vartry House on Thursday 2nd of August. A few quick lessons at 8.30pm and dancing starts from 9.00pm. There is live music with Sheila helping you out by calling the sets. No previous experience required – come along and try it out!

A Family Ceilí will take place in Roundwood Parish Hall at 7:30pm on Friday 3rd of August. No dancing experience necessary as again, the fantastic Sheila Kavanagh and McGrath Flood School for Irish Dancing will be on hand to sort out your 123’s from your 7’s!! Suitable for all ages and abilities. Adults €5 & kids are free.

Festival Fun Team Challenge Thursday 2nd of August


Photo’s Courtesy of Darren Flynn

A fun team challenge on the purpose built obstacle course at Áras an Tochar. It’s always great craic so get your team ready!! Rumour has it that last year’s winners – the Doyle family home from Hong Kong are back to defend their title! So head up to the GAA field to enter your team or cheer on the neighbours! Team of 4  – can include max 2 adults over 16 years and up to three children. Children must 8 years or older. Register at 6.30pm at Aras an Tochar


Scarecrow Competition ~ Roundwood Festival 2018


Photo courtesy of Darren Flynn

Don’t forget to start working on your scarecrows! If you need straw for your scarecrow please call John Malone on 086 8225705. Then erect your scarecrows inside the fence of the field opposite Centra on Roundwood Street Festival Day (August 5th). Judging takes place on the day & the winners will be announced that evening. Two Prizes – the Best Scarecrow & the Most Topical!