Roundwood Notes 11th of July

Just over three weeks until the Roundwood Festival – start working on those scarecrows!


A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 27th July in Byrne & Woods at 1.30pm.


Mary Davies is a renowned author, gardener, historian, books editor and a former resident of Oldbridge. She has written extensively over the years about the wonders of Wicklow – of times past and present.  As part of the Baltynanima Pure Mile, we are delighted to include this event where Mary will read a selection of her writings about Wicklow and there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask her questions.  The talk will start at 3.30pm in Roundwood Parish Hall on Saturday 21st of July and will finish by 5pm.  This is a free event. All welcome


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


Join the Wicklow Mountains National Park Guides on a children’s nature walk at 11am  on Wednesdays in July & August to explore various aspects of the National Park. Suitable for all age groups. An adult must stay with their children and be prepared to join in! No booking or charges apply. Meet at the Information Office near the Upper Lake in Glendalough. Topics to be covered include:

Wednesday 18th July: Wildflowers,

Wednesday 25th July: Birds,

Wednesday 1st August: Trees,

Wednesday 8th August: Bugs,

Wednesday 15th August: Mammals,

Wednesday 22nd August: History.

For further information call the Wicklow Mountains National Park Information Office on 0404 45425.


Moneystown Community Centre would like to thank everyone  who helped and all who attended the BARN Dance to make it another successful and most enjoyable evening. A great night was had by all


The line up is almost complete for the Roundwood Festival 2018 running from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th of August.  So keep these dates free and an eye on this space for more details of what’s on and where!! Start working on your scarecrows and get in training for the ever popular scarecrow competition, chin up challenge, family fun night, Vartry Reservoir canoe races & more!


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: Anne Wolohan;); Top Gent: Tom McHugh; Second Gent: Shay Brady & Anne Gaffney (shared) Top Lady: Catherine Doyle & Mary Murphy (shared); First Half: Marie Magee; Second Half: Molly Byrne; Longest Sitting: Marie McHugh & Lowest Score: Jimmy Molloy.  Raffle prizes were won by Anne Wolohan, Kitty Kennedy, Mick Whelan, Marie Magee & Shay Brady.  Next Whist is this Wednesday 18th July in The Parish Centre, Roundwood.


The next concert in Calary Church will take place at 8 pm on Sunday 22 July when Lorna Breen (soprano), Andrew Gavin (tenor) and Mairead Hurley (accompanist) will perform opera arias, Irish airs and pieces by Gilbert and Sullivan. Lorna is an accomplished young soprano from County Wicklow.  This concert is being held to raise much needed funds to support Sister Mary Killeen’s work for street children in the slums of Nairobi and there is the option of a delicious supper in the Church Room before the concert starts. The supper will begin at 6 pm sharp and the concert will start at 8 pm.  Tickets for the supper and concert are €40, while those for the concert on its own will be €18 and €15 for concessions and cam be booked from John (01) 2818146 or by emailing


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were 9, 16, 25 & 27.  There was four match three winners Betty Fenelly, Martha Baker, Mary Kavanagh & Thomas Smyth.  Next weeks jackpot will be €17,200


Annamoe centre will hold their annual BBQ on Saturday 25th August at 1pm.  All are welcome.


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.


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.


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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