Roundwood & District News Sept 3rd 2019


Fun Bingo will take place on in the Annamoe Centre on Sunday 9th September from 3pm.  Family members and friends are more than welcome to attend.  €5 per book and great raffle prizes.  Come along and enjoy


A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 13th September in The Byrne & Woods Roundwood at 1.30pm.  Please let Molly at 0404 45407or May at 0404 45178 know if you are interested in going.


The next progressive 45 card game will be on Sunday 8th September in Roundwood Parish Hall at 7pm Sharp. Refreshments and Raffle at the interval, excellent prize money everyone welcome.


Diamond Bridge Club reopens on Monday 9th September in Roundwood Community Hall.   Visitors and new members always welcome.  Anyone interested in learning this amazing game please contact Gaye on 0868646874 who hopes to start lessons for beginners mid to late September.  OO2 Bridge Club resumes on Friday 13th in Roundwood Community Hall and once again visitors and new members always welcome.  Any other queries please contact Gaye 0868746874 or Triona  0877630968.


The bus will leave Roundwood for our trip to Letterkenny on Monday 16th September at 10a.m.  Four places are available for this trip if anyone is interested.  Please contact Molly at 0404 45407 or Betty at 01 2818703 if you would like to avail of them.


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.


Yoga classes will resume on Thursday 12th September from 7:30pm to 9:00 p.m in Roundwood Parish Centre. They will run continuous each Thurs. till end of November.  Class will include: Asana-Physical exercises to stretch and strengthen body.  Pranayama-Breathing exercises.  Relaxation- Release of tension.  Meditation- to induce stillness of body and mind and beyond.  Cost: 10 euro per class with a commitment of euro 50 due on first night.  Contact Anne Marie on 086 8367578


The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 6th  September from 9.30pm till 12.   Teas served, refreshments also available , door prizes.  Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive, line dancing, etc.


A six day music break tour to Westport takes place on Sunday 20th October and will leave Roundwood Parish Hall at 9a.m. and will return on Friday 25th October.  There will be music on Sunday night with Robert Mizzell, Monday, Ger Long, Tuesday, Stuart Moyles, Wednesday, Carmel McLaughlin, & Thursday Declan Nerney.  There will be visits to Achill Islan, Galway, Doogh Lough Valley & Leenane with a free day on the Wednesday.  All in price for dinner, bed & breakfast is €425 per person sharing with €90 single room  Deposit of €200 to be paid as soon as possible to book your place.  All remaining monies to be paid no later than 20th September to Susan at 087 6273032


Roundwood A.F.C is having their AGM on 12th September in their clubhouse at Vartry grounds at 8pm.  All motions and nominations to be sent to the Club Secretary – Noel Kenny, Tomriland, Roundwood in writing prior to the AGM.  All new members very welcome.


Gentle Birth Childbirth Education Workshop in Roundwood, Saturday 7th Sep’19, 9am – 6pm in Roundwood Parish Hall, with an hour for lunch and other breaks.  This is a 1-Day in-person workshop experience for two people (Mom and Birth Partner). Cost €210.  which includes 30 days to GentleBirth Institute for further learning and 30 days access to the GentleBirth App.  The workshop provides you with mental preparation using the latest brain science to give you emotional resilience which improves with instruction and practice.  Learn physical comfort measures so you have a full toolkit of strategies for your and your partner to use.  Knowing how to navigate your options and birth preferences with your health care provider is important so you can feel in control. You can book via search by Instructor and enter Fiona White.  Any questions or queries please contact Fiona via call or text 087 2989801 or


The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Kitty Kennedy, Top Gent: Jimmy Molloy, Second Gent: Anne Pierce; Top Lady: Anne Wolohan, Second Lady: May Kenna, First Half: Marie Magee, Second Half: Richie Cullen, Longest Sitting: Marua McHugh, & Lowest Score: Mary Pierce.  The raffle was won by Anne Pierce, Monica Brady, Pat Fisher, Marie Magee & Mary Pierce.  The next whist is on this Wednesday 11th September in The Parish Centre.


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 12. 17,19 & 23.  There were eight match three winners J & L Doyle, Mary Dunleavy, Nuala Doyle, Karen Byrne, Sharon McCann, Cody Hughes, Neil Smith & M.G.T. Malone Next weeks jackpot will be €13,600.


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


Roundwood Badminton resumed in Aras an Tochar after the summer break on Monday 2nd September at 7.30pm and continues every Monday and Wednesday throughout the winter months.  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 very welcome. Don’t worry if you don’t have a racket, one can be supplied on the night.


There will be a dance in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday 20th September with music by The Wicklow Man.  All are welcome


At 8pm on Thursday 5 September, Mia Cooper (violin), Beth McNinch (viola) and Bill Butt (Cello) from Musici Ireland will play a concert including the following pieces – Reger String Trio 77b and the Mozart String Trio KV563. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear this music played by world class musicians.

On Sunday 15 September at 8 pm, the Delmaine String Quartet together with Michael James Ford, Clodagh Mooney and Elliott Moriarty will perform Magic in My Eyes. This is an an exploration in words and music of one the most complicated romances in literary history – Thomas Hardy’s marriage to Emma Gifford, which went from early rapture to ultimate estrangement, but which inspired some of the greatest love poetry in the English language.  Magic in My Eyes charts the course of this turbulent love story through Hardy’s verse and journals, along with Emma’s letters and recollections. The Delmaine Quartet have selected music that reflects this complex emotional landscape, drawn primarily from the lyrical, multi-layered chamber works of the brilliant, yet relatively unknown English composer, Frank Bridge (1879 -1941)  Tickets are €18 and €15 for concessions and, for further information or to book tickets, please ring John at (01) 2818146 or email


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

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