Monthly Archives: December 2018

Shortlisted – Vartry Walks Project

Congratulations to all involved in the Vartry Walks Project which has  been shortlisted in the All Ireland Community & Council Awards 2019 which is presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA for the Best Tourism Initiative and the Best Community Health Initiative.

The All Ireland Community and Council Awards presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA will take place on Saturday 9th February 2019 in the Hogan Suite, Croke Park Stadium.

The best of luck!



Roundwood Notes 11th of December

Roundwood Duathlon 2017 – photo courtesy of Darren Flynn


Roundwood Cancer Support are excited to announce that their centre will be open on this Saturday 15th December after 6pm mass in The Parish Centre. They are now looking for volunteers to drive patients to their treatments in the various hospitals.  If you are interested please contact Roundwood Cancer Support on 087 6062072.  


The Roundwood Fun Duathlon will take place on Thursday 27th of December generously sponsored by Kavanagh’s Vartry House. This community event will provide a great opportunity for folk to shake off the Christmas cobwebs and test the new bikes that Santa brought while raising much needed funds for Roundwood Cancer Support Group.  The route will consist of a 5 mile cycle and a 1 mile run taking in some of the Vartry Reservoirs trails. For families and those of a less competitive nature, there is a shorter walk which will be entirely on footpaths or on the Vartry trails. An evening of great entertainment is planned afterwards in Kavanagh’s Vartry House.  A fun afternoon for all the family is guaranteed. Registration from 1.30pm at Kavanagh’s with a race start time of 2pm.


There will be a five day trip to Slovenia on the 4th April to the 9th April at a cost of €699 per person sharing. As there are limited places a deposit of €200 is required asap. There will be a tour of Scotland in August/September  dates to be decided & a Westport country music break in October 2019 which includes some day trips. For more details please contact Susan on 0876273032. 


The next Active Retirement Bingo will be in Annamoe Centre on Sunday 16th December at 3pm. All welcome.


The next Active Retirement lunch will be in The Coach House on Friday 14th December at 1.30pm.


Annamoe bowls continues on Tuesday night and all newcomers are very welcome. So why not come along and give it a try . 


The story house will take placein Annamoe Centre on Friday 14th December at 8pm. All are welcome.


Margaret Bolger and Rowena Brady played their cards right on Monday 3rd December to take 1st place for North/South, 2nd Declan O Brien and Triona Woodroofe, 3rd Maria Magee and Judy Skates and 4th Teresa Leahy and Marion Davis.   1st for East/West  were Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd, 2nd Brid Clancy and Bridie Nolan, 3rd Catherine McGillycuddy and Nancy O Brien and 4th Seamus kennedy and Padraig Gleeson.  Presentation of Christmas prizes on Monday 17th December.


Noeleen Redmond and Monica Brady took 1st place for North/South on Friday 7th December, 2nd Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien and 3rd Nancy O Brien and Catherine McGillycuddy.   1st for East/West were Elizabeth Belton and Philomena Kenna, 2nd Rowena Brady and Maria Magee and 3rd Jane Cronin and Gertie Fee.  Presentation of Christmas prizes Friday 14th December.


Set dancing in Kavanagh’s every Thursday night from 9 until 11pm BADMINTON Morning badminton has resumed on Tuesday morning from 9.30pm. All are welcome. 


Roundwood Whizzers Walking Group are back in action meeting at 7pm every Wednesday at the Coach House car park.  All welcome to walk at your own pace for approximately one hour.


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.


Next Roundwood Parish Hall Dance Friday 21st December with music by The Wicklow Man


The winners of the whist is as follows:- Top Score: Marie Magee, Top Gent, Richie Cullen, Second Gent: Monica Brady, Top Lady: Kitty Kennedy, First Half: Margaret Kennedy, Second Half: Jimmy Molloy, Longest Sitting: Pat Fisher & Lowest Score: Patricia Byrne. Raffle prizes were won by Richie Cullen, Margaret Kennedy, Tiney Shortt, Martin Byrne & Mary Pierce.  The next Whist is this Wednesday 19th December  in The Parish Centre, Roundwood


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were 4, 21, 24 & 25. There were seven match three winners Marie Kennedy, Liz Kenny, Cleo Fanning, J.E.T.S,., Keith Murphy & Derek Hayes. Next weeks jackpot will be €23,800


Roundwood Home Producers Market will be closing at 3pm on Sunday 23rd December..We would like to thank all our customers for their continued support and wish them all a very happy Christmas. We will be re-opening at 12noon on Sunday 24th March 2019


There will be a Pilgrimage To Medjugorje October 9th for one week & the Cost will be €679.00 fully inclusive .€ 100.00 off price if paid in full by December 10th Accompanied by Spiritual Director  & staying in house beside Church For more details & booking please contact Mary King on 087 2185067


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. pm for the winter months beginning on the 30th October  Teas served. All are welcome