Roundwood Notes week 9th September 2018


Set dancing in Kavanagh’s every Thursday night from 9 until 11pm . Music for September will be by the O’Kane family. If there is enough interest we will start jiving lessons again this season. Watch this space



Our Annual Mass of Remembrance will be on Saturday 6th October at 6.00 p.m in Roundwood Church.  This special Mass will be for the parents and families of babies who died before birth, at birth, or in infancy, and for those who died in early childhood, youth and young adulthood either in recent years or in the past. We extend a very warm welcome to all parents, families, relatives and friends who have suffered such a loss


Traditional Irish music classes will start back in Roundwood National School on Tuesday nights at the end of September.  New members are very welcome.  We are also looking for new teachers.  For more information, please contact



The monthly car boot sale will take place in Roundwood Parish Centre on Sunday 13th October from 12 noon to 4pm.  It is proposed to have our  November car boot sales on the second Sunday of the month on the 10th November.



Bowls are started back on 11th September We are looking for new people male and female come along at  8 o’clock   Our next story house is 14th September looking forward to see u all there



Rebecca Delamere will be teaching group Maths lessons on a weekly basis in Roundwood for first year students.  Class sizes will be very small.  These lessons provide support for students who may be struggling with Maths or students who are aiming for high grades and also prepare students for their Maths exams. To reserve a space or for further information, please contact Rebecca on 086 0650129 or



A change in the day of the Art Class from Thursday morning to Monday mornings. The new dates are Mondays 10.00am – 12.00pm 24th September – 3rd December at the Roundwood Parish Hall and Centre. Basi steps for Beginners in Drawing and Painting and time to develop your skills as Improvers.. €12 per class. I look forward to hearing from you Booking is essestial as places are limited



Roundwood AFC is holding their AGM on Monday 17th September in our clubhouse , Vartry grounds at 8pm. All motions and nominations to be sent to Noel Kenny -Tomriland, Roundwood in writing prior to the AGM. All new members very welcome


The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 14 September from 9.30pm till 12.  Teas served, refreshments also available, door prizes.  Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive, linedancing, etc.



Roundwood badminton resumed in Aras an Tochar on Monday 3rd September at 8pm. We hope to see all our members back in form for another season and also would love to see any new people who would like to join us. Social members are always welcome. Don’t worry if you don’t have a racket, one can be supplied on the night



There will be a music weekend in Donegal from the 2nd to the 4th November  This will be a three day coach tour at a price of €289 per person sharing.  The price includes the bus from Roundwood to Donegal and back to Roundwood, two nights dinner, bed and breadfast in 4 star Clonee Hotel, Letterkenny with music nightly with Lisa McHugh, Derek Ryan and Gerry Guthrie.  A depost of €100 is required before the 25th September.  Names to Susan at 087 6273032 and remainder of money to be paid before 15th October.  The bus will leave at 8.30a.m from Roundwood.



Angel Healing and Angelic Guidance is back tomorrow evening Monday the 3rd of September in the Parish Hall Roundwood at 7.30 sharp. So if you would enjoy an evening of peace relaxation and hands on energy healing join us for a wonderful new experience.


Bridge resumes for the above club on Friday 14th September in Roundwood Community Hall starting at 9.45 not 10.45 as previously advertised. Visitors and New Members always welcome.


Diamond Bridge Club resumes play on Monday 10th September starting at at 7.45.   New Members and Visitors always welcome.


Next Roundwood Parish Hall Dance Friday 21st September with music by John Flood


The next Whist is this Wednesday 12th September in The Parish Centre, Roundwood.


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were 4, 16, 25 & 30. There were seven match three winners Mo Whelan, Tim Grummell, Martin Carey, Paudie Murphy, Annie Rafferty, A &H Price & Mark Burke Next weeks jackpot will be €19,900




The next talk in the Roundwood Historical Society’s 2018 Series will take place on this Wednesday, 12th September 2018 at 8pm in the Roundwood Parish Hall.  The talk is based on the book “Aghowle: where the divil ate the tinker”, written by Margaret Connolly. Margaret published this book on the history of the townland of Aghowle and its farming community in late 2017.  Aghowle is located approximately 1 mile from Moneystown and 4 miles from Ashford village.  Margaret grew up on a small farm in Aghowle where ancestors on her grandmother’s side had lived since the early 1800’s.  Margaret will discuss the social history of Aghowle based on her intimate knowledge of the families who farmed there over the years.  Her account is based largely on her own experience and on the recorded memories of her own family and others who lived in the area. The book records a way of life that is now almost completely disappeared and highlights the importance of recording our own local history before it is lost forever.  The talk will include a display of over 100 photographs from the book. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 12th September at 8pm. The entrance fee for members is €3 and for non-members is €5 – payable at the door.


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



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.



The following concert will take place at 8 pm on Wednesday 12 September, at The Janet Ashe Memorial Concert, Fiachra Garvey (piano) will play works by Brahms, Chopin, Field, and Rachmaninov which he will be performing in Germany three days later and at various U.K festivals.3. At 8 pm on Friday 14 September,  Miriam Roycroft (cello) and Lance Coburn (piano) will play works by Beethoven, Chopin, Martinu and Moeran.Tickets for these concerts are €18 and €15 for concessions and, for further information on any of these concerts or to book tickets, please ring John at (01) 2818146 or email


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