Monthly Archives: October 2019

Roundwood & District notes 7th of October 2019


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Roundwood Active Retirement Fun Bingo will take place on in the Annamoe Centre on Sunday 13th October from 3pm.  Family members, friends and members of the community 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 25th October in Chester Beatty’s at 1.30pm.  Please let Molly at 0404 45407 or May at 0404 45178 know if you are interested in going.



The Roundwood Parish Hall Annual General Meeting will take place on 29th of October at 7.30pm


A date for your diary.  Roundwood Golf Society will hold their annual table quiz night in aid of Roundwood Senior Citizens Christmas party in Kavanaghs Vartry House on Friday the 25th October at 8.30pm.  Your support & donations for spot and raffle prizes would be gratefully appreciated.


There will be a progressive 45 card game in Roundwood Parish Hall on Sunday 13th Oct at 7pm sharp, excellent prizemoney with refreshments and raffle at the interval. Everyone welcome


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


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 next whist will be tonight 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


The SHED is open every Tuesday from 10 to 12 a.m. at Pat Carr’s place in Knockraheen. If you have not already joined us you will be very welcome. Recently we visited Turlough Hill and with the sun shining and little wind it was a truly memorable, informative and educational outing. Sincere thanks to Paddy Hanlon who was our driver and guide and sincere thanks also to Gerry O’Toole for the use of a minibus. More recently we were delighted to welcome two nuns from the Hermitage Centre in Glendalough. They came on a mission and we will be delighted to help them.


There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week.  The numbers drawn were, 4, 17, 19 & 22. There were seven match ten winners John Gorman, Bridie Gilvarry, PG & CC, Breda Synnott, Catherine McCormack, Noel, Pat Reid, Niamh Hassett, JETS & Cecelia & Eamonn.  Next week’s jackpot will be €15,100.


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 on Thursdays. 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