Roundwood & District News 30th of September


Sunshine Fitness will be starting ‘Baby and Me’, ‘Golden Oldies’ (for aged 65+) and ‘Curvy Whirlies ‘ (for plus size women) fitness classes in the parish hall from September 17th.  Please contact Caitríona on 0876035780 for more information.


An Tóchar GAA Oscarz Fundraiser – Saturday 19th October at 8pm.  An Tóchar GAA Club will produce seven movies – 50 volunteer actors from the community and club will take part.  Each movie will be screened at our Oscarz event on Saturday 19th October, in Aras An Tochar. It promises to be a great night.  Don’t leave it too late to get your tickets.  Tickets €25 each are available from Roundwood Post Office, Liz Byrne  087 6736066, Phil Power 087 6468060

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Liz Belton & Phil Kenna played their cards right on Friday 20th September to take 1st place for North/South, 2nd Monica Brady & June Digby, and 3rd Joh Loscher & Catherine McGillycuddy.   1st for East/West were Maura Gaskin & Bridie Nolan, 2nd Paddy O Brien & Gaye McGettigan and 3rd Kitty Heslin and Miriam Coyle.  Friday 27th September saw John Loscher and Kay Plunkett taking the honours for North/South Monica Brady & June Digby took 2nd place once again and 3rd was Teresa Leahy & Marion Davies.    Nancy O Brien and Catherine MCgillycuddy  took 1st place for East/west 2nd Kitty Heslin & Miriam Coyle and 3rd Phil Kenna & Liz  Belton.

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Monica Brady and Catherine Halligan secured 1st place for North/South on Monday 23rd September 2nd Paddy O Brien & John Loscher and 3rd Catherine McGillycuddy & Brid Clancy.  East/West winners were Phil Power and Bridie Nolan 2nd Clare Sally & kay Plunkett and 3rd Teresa Leahy & Marion Davies.


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


The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Anne Wolohan, Top Gent: Shay Brady, Second Gent: Jimmy Molloy & Martin Byrne (shared), Top Lady: Maura McHugh; Second Lady: Marie Magee, First Half: Patricia Byrne, Second Half: Molly Byrne; Lowest Score: May Kenna & Longest Sitting: Margaret Kennedy.  The Raffle prizes were won by Molly Byrne, Monica Brady & Martin Byrne.  The next whist will be Wednesday 9th October in the Parish Centre


A concert in aid of Sister Mary Killeen will be held at 8 pm on Friday 11 October in Calary Church (Eircode A98 H766). It will be given by soprano, Ava Dodd (overall Arklow Music Festival winner in 2018) accompanied by Rachel Factor. Ciara Brennan harp and some members of Roundwood Comhaltas will also be playing some lovely traditional music  and continuing Music in Calary’s theme of providing a stage for young talented artists, a local soprano, Marie Gorman, will also perform.  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. Supper tickets must be booked in advance as the number of places are limited. For more information or to book tickets please ring John (01) 2818146 or email


A Hidden Baltic Treasures Cruise of fourteen nights will depart on 22nd September, 2020 sailing from Cork with transport to the port by bus.  Places of interest that we will visit are Gothenburg (Sweden), Bellin (Germany), Ronne (Denmark) Visby (Sweden), Klaipeda (Lithuania ) and Gdynia for Gdansk (Poland). Skagen (Denmark), Bristol and returning to Cobh.  Cost of the cruise per person sharing is €1500 and a €300 deposit should be paid before 1st October, 2019 to secure your place to Susan at 087 6273032.


Our Annual Mass of Remembrance will be on Saturday 5th 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.


Roundwood Men’s Shed: The Shed is open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon  at Pat Carr’s place in Knockraheen. With all the cake and biscuits it may not be the best place to ‘shed’ a few pounds but we are learning to control our intake of sugary ‘stuff’. Of course there are very healthy vegetables available in our garden. So you will be assured of a very warm welcome if you are free to drop in. Ring 086 8650588 for further information


There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week.  The numbers drawn were, 7,15, 20 & 23. There were seven match three winners Noel Power, K Gaffney, Sharon Doyle, Jade Scott, T. Byrne, Esther Breslin & Rache-Ann  Next week’s jackpot will be €14,800.


Roundwood Market continues with the usual produce and new hours. Now open every Sunday from 12 noon until 4pm. New members welcome. Contact Jacinta 0860722851


There will be a dance in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday 25th October with music by Jimmy Hogan.  All are welcome


Our weekly set dancing sessions continue in Kavanagh’s Lounge All are always welcome – whether you have ever or never danced before  Session starts at 8.30 til 10.30 and cost is still only €5 for a goodnight of exercise.


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


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 8pm for the winter months beginning on the 30th October  Teas served. All are welcome

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