Monthly Archives: February 2019

Local News – 21st of February 2019

Red Kite recuperating in the care of National Parks and Wildlife Service staff



CoderDojo is a global volunteer led community of free programming clubs for young people. Young people learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology. The first session this term starts on the 23rd of February in Roundwood NS at 1:30pm.  For further information and registration please see Booking is essential.


A fashion show in aid of The Irish Cancer Society will take place in The Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy on Friday 1st March starting at 8pm Admission is €10 and there will be a prosecco reception for only €3 per glass. Tickets can be purchased from The Post Office or Ann Duffy Flowers. A great night is promised with all monies going to a very worthy cause.


Roundwood Ploughing Society are holding their annual ploughing match on Saturday the 23rd of February, 2019 @ 12 noon sharp in Glasnamullen.  Sincere thanks to Richard Turner for providing the site. Conventional, Vintage, Classic Tractor and Horse Classes will be catered for on Lea ground.  Could all competitors please have their names registered before 6pm on Wednesday the 20th of February, with Brendan Power @ 087 2420204.  Spectators young and old, as always, are very welcome and a chip van will be on site for the day.


Friday 8th February saw Molly Byrne & Rachel Judd take 1st place for North/South, 2nd were John Loscher & Ger Lenihan and 3rd Monica Brady & June Digby.   Securing 1st place for East/West were Maura Gaskin & Bridie Nolan , 2nd Noeleen Redmond & Margaret Bolger and 3rd Teresa Leahy & Marion Davis.    Taking 1st place on Friday 15th for North/South were Maria McGee & Rowena Brady, John Loscher was 2nd once again this time with partner Gaye McGettigan and 3rd Liz Belton  & Philomena Kenna.  1st, 2nd and 3rd place for East West were exactly a repeat of last week  Maura Gaskin and Bridie Nolan 1st,  Noeleen Redmond & Margaret Bolger 2nd and Teresa Leahy & Marion Davis 3rd.


Ger Lenihan was still on a winning streak on Monday 11th taking 1st place for North/South with Margaret Bolger, 2nd Gertie Fee & Phil Power  3rd Margaret  Byrne & Kay Plunkett and 4th Marie Kavanagh & Monica Brady.  Judy Skates & Maria Magee were 1st for East/West 2nd Rowena Brady & Catherine Halligan , 3rd Pamela Byrne & Maura Gaskin and 4th Molly Byrne & Rachel Judd.


The Annual Mass of Remembrance for Parishioners and family members of Parishioners, who died since March last year, and whose funerals took place outside the Parish, will take place on Saturday, February 23rd at 6.00 pm.  There is be a box in the church porch for the names of loved ones.  These names will be placed on the Altar during the Mass



The next active retirement lunch takes place on Friday 22nd February in The Coach House at 1.30pm.


The Roundwood Cancer Support centre is now up and running and is open in the Parish Centre on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10a.m until 1pm. Please feel free to pop in for a chat we will be happy to help. If anyone needs to make any enquiries outside these hours please telephone our confidential phone number 087 6062072



The Roundwood and District Community Council are registered to administer the senior alert scheme which provides grants to elderly people towards the provision of personal alarms. The personal alarm offers reassurance to allow independent living, safe in the knowledge that you can quickly be in contact with a family member or neighbour in the event of an emergency. It provides security and peace of mind. If you would like more information, please call 086 8055040.


The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Monica Brady; Top Gent: Jimmy Molloy’ Second Gent: Mick Whelan & Martin Byrne (shared); Top Lady: May Kenna; Second Lady: Catherine Doyle & Magdalen Kennedy (shared); First Half: Tiney Shortt; Second Half: Richie Cullen; Longest Sitting : Nan Wolohan & Lowest Score: Ann Pierce. Raffle prizes were won by Monica Brady, Molly Byrne, Marie Magee, Ann Pierce & Catherine Doyle. Next whist is on Wednesday 27th February in The Parish Centre.


The first talk in the Roundwood Historical Society’s 2019 Series will take place on Tuesday 5th March at 8pm in Roundwood Parish Hall.

The topic is the 100th Anniversary of the First Dail and will be given by Éamon Ó Cuív, TD. Éamon Ó Cuív has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Galway West constituency since the 1992 general election. He previously served as Deputy Leader of Fianna Fáil from 2011 to 2012, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government and Minister for Defence January 2011 to March 2011, Minister for Social Protection from 2010 to 2011, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs from 2002 to 2010, Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands from 2001 to 2002 and Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development from 1997 to 2002. He served as a Senator for the Cultural and Educational Panel from 1989 to 1992.

The ‘First Dáil’ of 1919 was an assembly established by Sinn Féin MPs elected to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom in the 1918 United Kingdom general election. Upon winning a majority of Irish seats in the election, Sinn Féin MPs refused to recognise the United Kingdom parliament and instead convened as the First Dáil Éireann the first Irish parliament to exist since 1801. The first meeting of Dáil Éireann occurred on 21 January 1919 in the Round Room of the Mansion House: the residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin. Being the first and highly symbolic meeting, the proceedings of the Dáil were conducted for the only time entirely in the Irish language. The Dáil elected Cathal Brugha as its Ceann Comhairle (chairman). A number of short documents were then adopted, this included the Declaration of Independence that asserted that the Dáil was the parliament of a sovereign state called the “Irish Republic”.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 5th March at 8pm. The entrance fee for members is €3 and for non-members is €5 – payable at the door.


The monthly dance will take place in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday 22nd March with music by The Wicklow Man


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.


Pilgrimage To Medjugorje October 9 th for one week . Cost €679.00 fully inclusive. Accompanied by Spiritual Director  & staying in house beside Church For more details & booking please contact Mary King on 087 2185067


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw The numbers drawn were:-2, 9, 18 & 29 There were five match three winners, Wilna McKenna, Amy Hamilton, O Healy, John Doyle & Paddy Halligan Next weeks jackpot will be €25,900.


Badminton for Secondary school children continues every Mon from 6 30pm to 7.30pm.. We have a small supply of racquets available. Come along and bring your friends.  Beginners particularly welcome


Set dancing in Kavanagh’s every Thursday night from 9 until 11pm


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.


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


There will be a pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday 27th April leaving Laragh at 7.45am & at Roundwood 8am. The cost is €65 per person and includes, bus, breakfast and dinner. All money to be paid by 1st April to Susan at 087 6273032. There are three places for May 20th – 24th for five days and four nights at a cos of €385 per person and also two plkaces for seven days 8th – 15th July at a cost of €585 per person. Own insurange, baggage, 10kg included. Six places from 19th – 26th July for seven days full board, no single supplement at a cost of €585 & transport from airport to Lourdes. A €150 deposit to Susan O’Neill at 087 6273032 as soon as possible. There will be a tour of Scotland from the 26th to the 31st July for six days. Included are The Highlands of Scotland and The Orkley Isles, Perth, Thurso, Inverness, Lock Lomond, Lock Ness and Glencoe and many more places at a cost of €750 per person all in. A depost of €200 is required on or before the 1st April with single supplement of €100 to Susan at 087 6273032. The Westport Country break takes place at the end of October 2019, more details to follow.