Roundwood Notes week 15th July 2018


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



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 annual Pattern Day Walk from Moneystown Community Centre to Lady’s Well Ballymanus Upper on Carrick Mountain will take place  Sunday 19th August, leaving Moneystown at 6 pm.  The route is five and a half miles in total (good walking shoes recommended and no dogs allowed!).  Suitable for older children accompanied by adults.  The route is along the road and then on Coillte roads.  Lady’s well is an ancient holy well that is marked on the Neville Maps of 1760 as an important site.  The well was rediscovered in 2013 and there has been a walk every year on or close to the original pattern day – August 15th.  There will be a short talk on the history and traditions of the holy wells and also relevant local history.  If you want to play music, read a poem or sing a song feel free to join in as singing, dancing etc were all part of the traditions of pattern days and visits to the well.  Refreshments after the walk in Moneystown Community Centre.  Any queries please contact Rosaleen at Facebook page:  Wicklow Wells



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.



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 28thSeptember to The Tara Hotel in Waterford.  Anyone interested should pay their deposit to Betty or Molly before the 1st July.



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



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.



Roundwood Mini Bus Service – Pope’s Mass in the Phoenix Park – Sunday 26th August.   If there is enough interest, I will put a bus on to the Phoenix Park.  Please contact Gerry O’Toole on 01 2818561 before July 31st  to put your name down.  An update re prices and times etc will be issued after that date



Next Whist is on tonight 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 3, 6, 18 & 23   There was six match three winners, Lily Webster, L & W Belton, C Price, Eddie Hanway, Emma Wolohan & Suzanne Russell   Next weeks jackpot will be €17,500



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.



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.



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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